I have changed the way I set up my monthly astrology horoscope into a weekly breakdown as you will see in the analysis of the month of May. The bold subtitles will give you at-a-glance narrative of the influences or trends affecting you during any particular week. I hope you will enjoy reading it in this format.
My hope is that through my detailed analysis you will learn to develop an intuitive link to the trends and influences happening in your life. I hope that grouping the influences within the context of a weekly format will help you to recognize the trends taking place.
As it is with trends and influences, they have a life cycle of their own (within the greater life cycle of the universe) and they intertwine and overlap each other sparking and spurring action or reaction in different parts of our lives. Life is a woven tapestry through which we try to make sense of the overlapping and interweaving of energies that influence us.
I would be grateful for any comments regarding my blog, or to the changes made to it, as I am always open to ideas on how to enhance your experience. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask.
In May, your focus will be in your the 4th house of home, parents, and family dynamic. Later in the month, your focus will shift to the 5th house of creative projects, resourcefulness, children, and leisure activities.
The balance end of this focus is in your 10th of career, authority and your 11th house of friends, groups and associations.
(Moon/Uranus) The month begins at the end of the week with the moon in Libra in your 9th house making your sensitivity to worldly matters such as travel, higher education, and your outlook much more keen especially when matter of the 3rd house are constantly in flux as they have been and will be for a few years. Your immediate environment is changing and the atmosphere is disruptive (at times) and it’s not as noticeable unless another planet touches Uranus or comes in contact with it, as it does today while you are dreaming of far away places.
(Mercury-5/Saturn-11) Mercury moves to the 5th house of creativity, resourcefulness, project and children. Your thoughts and ideas have moved to this zone in your life. Though the responsibilities toward peer groups or friends tend to shift the balance to them, even though you’d much rather be leaning on your own resourcefulness.
May 4 – 10. Interaction between career, authority figures, children, creative projects, home and family dynamic.
The first week of May is fraught with tensions between the houses of peers and friends versus self-reliance, children and delving into your own resourcefulness, and between life inside the home and life outside the home. You’d rather be on your own and concentrating on what is close to home rather than being ‘out there’ but these hard angles will cause tension making it difficult for you to carry out your plans.
The week begins with the Sun shining its spotlight on your home and family but with Jupiter laying claim to some of that light. Jupiter always beams some positive influence into any aspect, even when in a hard angle, but it will still make you feel a little off. If you have met someone recently or if you’re in a committed relationship, the attention that they are asking for is pulling against the focus on your home and family as you start the month. Though the attention is not negative at all, in that they might simply want to spend more time with you. But, with many things happening on the home front, it seems impossible. You may have to balance the time spent on your family issues to pay some attention to your partners. This may cause you some inner tension.
The other tug-of-war that is taking place is between the activities taking place with your peers and friends, and the need to plan according to your own resourcefulness. You’re not sure whether your friends or peers have your best interest at heart or whether the restrictions placed on you from that sphere aren’t stopping you from following your gut feeling or taking your own risks.
The moon in Scorpio in your house of career matters will have you investigating deeper into some matters related to it. You may uncover some information that you previously did not have which will put more power in your hands.
(Moon/Mercury/Mars) There is a triangle of challenges that you are encountering including matters at work, your own ideas and resourcefulness, and possible conflict taking place within your home. or family. There may be information that you are uncovering on the career front that may give you more power behind the scenes but that causes you to question the family dynamic.
You’ll get to the weekend where these thoughts and ideas actually help you to realize that you need to expand your horizons more and if you do, rewards will be yours and opportunities will appear. As long as you stay ‘close to home’ and play it safe, those opportunities may slip through your fingers.
May 11 – 17. Interaction between your Self, career, friendships, peers, projects, and the North Node.
(Moon/Jupiter) The week begins with a tense conversation between your emotions and those of a partner or close relations. You may get an intuitive feeling regarding a partner that gives you a window into their true nature. You might also receive some guidance or information from someone wiser regarding relationships or career and this may cause some contradiction in you. This will be on your mind for the next couple of days until the moon moves on to your money sector.
(Mars/Saturn) You may encounter some opposition between your drive to find and lean on your own resourcefulness and working on the responsibilities (thus restrictions) that are placed upon you from the sector of friends and groups. Mars is forward drive, motion and action while Saturn is methodical, cautious, and responsible. Your friends may be acting as devil’s advocate to you so take heed of what they say.
It is possible that you may be wanting to take some risks (with your money) and your friends are actually looking out for you and putting the breaks by being cautious on your behalf. Another example of this may be that you’ve met someone new and you’re going full force into this romance and your friends may think you’re moving too quickly. Conversely, you may be spending a lot more time with a new romantic interest and your friends are demanding more of your time.
You may also be feeling some contradiction between your personal goals and those that include working together with groups. You are pushing forward with some personal goals and projects of your own, but the projects that need your attention, that are being worked on with others, are demanding your attention.
On the other hand, you may think you need to work on your own on a project when getting your friends help may be exactly what you need to complete it. Another simple example is that you may be working on some renovations in your home and feel that you need to do it on your own to get the results you need, but your friends may just have the skills and the patience that you need to help you to finish it properly.
(Venus/North Node) You end the week with attention needed in your work environment, and your general attitude toward it. You may be feeling a little lazy and would prefer to be socializing rather than getting any work done. We all have those days. Luckily, it’s the weekend and if you don’t have to work this weekend, then this hard angle won’t affect you as much. However, if you have to do some overtime, you’ll find it hard to concentrate on the task. Keep in mind that you are on a quest to open your mind to other pursuits that promote growth and opportunities. This may be the exact push you need to realize that the current work environment you’re in may be getting too comfortable for you.
(venus/Moon) You end off the week with harmony on the home front, with the family dynamic, and especially if you work with family. Someone in your family may give you some good ideas or insight into how to make your work environment a more pleasant experience. Or, someone is working behind the scenes on your behalf to bring you more money or to make your work life much more enjoyable.
May 18 – 24. Interaction between siblings, neighbours, unconscious desires, karma, romance, children, friends, peers, and the North Node.
This week begins with a new moon in Taurus. New moons usually bring new beginnings and opportunities for growth. This new moon takes place at the cusp of your 4th and 5th house, so it will be a good time to begin new activity in your home, with family, on your projects, with children, or finding something you enjoy doing. Just remember that Mercury is retrograde so take that into account and plan ahead and make sure that you have all your information.
Mercury goes retrograde this week until June 11 so you may see some things begin to feel like they have slowed to a crawl. Mercury goes retrograde in Gemini in your 5th house of children, projects and romantic pursuits. So, with any of the topics I mention below that have to do with this should be looked over carefully, such as plans, holidays, travel or education. Make sure you have all the necessary information to make the best choice possible. A new romantic interest may open your eyes to new experiences however make sure you find out about this person before rushing in too quickly or falling in too deeply.
Mercury Retrograde Disclaimer:
Back up all your information, make sure you look over anything that you may have to sign or have your lawyer look at it, don’t purchase any big ticket items (with moving parts) if you can help it, and don’t sign any contracts or agreements before going through everything twice unless it is a commitment with someone you have dealt with previously, like an employer or a client you have done business with. If you do sign, be aware that the circumstances may change as some information may be obscured at this time.
(Moon/North Node) This week your mind will mostly be on your personal life and not on work. It is a quiet week on the astrological front unless of course there are planets touching upon your own personal chart, which I cannot see.
You’ll be in a talkative mood when it comes to your projects, hobbies, children or how you would like to spend your leisure time. This may involve broadening your horizons or even about going on a holiday. If you can’t afford to go on a holiday, you may do it by surfing the internet to plan one that you can go on, or to connect with your friends or family, most likely siblings, that live far away. You may even be planning to go on a holiday with siblings or extended family, such as cousins. This will definitely benefit the path or journey of which you are meant to be learning the lessons to widen your boundaries. Most times the lessons we learn come from going outside of our comfort zones. This can include letting people in from different cultures into your life to learn about how they live. The first few days of this week will be conducive to this journey you’re on.
The end of the week and the weekend, however, will bring on a slew of aspects so it’s likely that it will be a busy one!
(Moon/Uranus) You’re certain to have some emotional reactions to the changes happening in your close environment, especially if they involve siblings or any extended family. You may want things to remain as they were or hang on to the way they were and so these abrupt changes or disruptions will cause some inner tension or challenge for you. If these changes are not related to siblings, it is possible that these are changes taking place in your immediate work environment as well.
(Venus/Pluto) With Venus in the workplace, you like your work environment to be running with as little snags as possible, and with Pluto in retrograde in your 12th house, a lot is going on in your deep psyche. Pluto will be activating the parts of you that you may have repressed to keep everyone ‘happy’. There will be a struggle within you to keep the peace if you see something that is out of whack in the workplace.
You will find that focus on your inner child and the things that give you pleasure will work well with children or partners, either romantic or committed relationships, as well as close friends.
For some Aquarians, you may even find love in your work environment, whether it’s a client or a fellow colleague. And, if not love, then a very close kinship.
Responsibilities to your friends or to some group you associate with will cause some time challenges for you as you may not have any left over with focus on your own projects, children or other pleasurable pursuits.Your partner or close relationship may also be annoyed with your friends or associations encroaching on your time.
You’re also driven to find a way to those horizons you are seeking. Are you planning a holiday, or time off to get away from the grind? If so, choose a destination that will enhance your knowledge and worldly experience.
May 25 – 31. Interaction between romantic interests, fun, creative projects, travel plans, and children.
The last week of the month is not as challenging, however it will begin on a tense note for you as changes in your close environment cause disruption and chaos.
By the time you get to Wednesday of this week, you should have gotten the challenges under control and you will be able to do diplomatically. You will be able to enjoy a more harmonious and fun-filled week to end a month that has had you on your toes for most of it.
You will welcome the ideas, fun, and pleasure-seeking activities that come up for you. You will be looking into ways that you can bring more fun into your life. Your friends and the responsibilities you feel toward maintaining your friendships will also more on track if you plan some of these activities with them. If you’re single, you may just plan a trip with them or at least discuss or share where you could go with them. You may actively pursue a hobby that will take you down the path that you should be on, stretching your boundaries and broadening your knowledge base.
The last weekend of the month should be a fun one for you as you will focus on finding ways to open up your world to having more fun, to travelling, to learning more about your world, whether through actual travel or through being around people from other cultures. On a lark, I’d say that if you haven’t been planning on leaving or going on a holiday, a romantic interest may be from another culture opening up your eyes to a whole new world and ways of seeing things.
On yet another note, you could be looking deeper into a hobby of yours, and even taking a course or going back to school to gain more knowledge in order to turn this hobby into a more serious venture.
You’ll be glad that you have come out on top after this month that has been tugging and pulling at you with regard to family, children or projects, romantic liaisons, and a challenging environment. You’ll be looking forward to the month of June which, by far, looks to be the best month of the entire year when it comes to positive aspects in all parts of your chart!