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 on 12th house matters that deal with self-undoing, sacrifice, service to self, unconscious, and karma. Later on in the month, the focus will then shift to the 1st house of Self, image, how you appear to the public or the world. The balance end of this focus is on your work environment, health, and colleagues, and to your relationships, partnerships and contractual obligations.
(Moon-5/Uranus-11) The month begins with an emotional reaction to the events happening on a humanitarian level. Your inner resourcefulness will be up against changes and disruptions either happening to friends and groups you belong to, or caused by them. Your friends may be part of a group rebelling for a cause and you’d much rather stay to yourself. Or, you may have a child who is rebelling and you have to use your inner resourcefulness to deal with their behaviour.
(Mercury-1/Saturn-7) You may have an idea that you’d like to springboard but your partner or close relationships are cautious. Something you’d like to do for yourself will not sit well with a partner, or with the responsibilities to your partnership, whether business or personal.
May 4 – 10. Interaction between your neighbourhood/community, partners, Self, work colleagues/daily schedule, and the North Node (soul path) lessons.
(Sun-12/Jupiter-3) Things or matters pertaining to your neighbourhood, community, or siblings and extended family are causing some inner tension for you. Conversely, something you may be thinking or talking about may be causing some issues for your community, neighbours or siblings. The struggle is inwardly and can usually be overcome by making changes on your own thought process regarding certain issues. You may have repressed or sacrificed certain things for others and this is bringing up the need to make a change in your life to address some of these sacrifices you have made or actions that lead to your own self-undoing, such as negative thinking, habits or addictions.
(Mercury-1/Saturn-7) News that you may have for your partners or collaborators is not what they want to hear and this will cause some opposition or insecure reactions from them. In order to alleviate this tension, you may have to reach out to them to solve this.
(Moon-6/Mars-1) Your self image and how you appear will be important to you with your energy in this sector amped up by Mars. Your colleagues may react to this high energy or push against it. Conversely, you may react quite strongly or emotionally to events taking place on the work front or with colleagues.
(Moon-7/Mercury-1) You may also react emotionally to news coming from your partner or your partner will react emotionally to some news you have. The colleagues or people you work closely with will not be able to see the forest from the trees when you come up with some ideas on how to solve a dilemma. This will prove to be frustrating for you.
The weekend will be much more conducive to your partnerships and close connections. Those ideas that were originally pushed back against during the course of the week will probably be more acceptable or palatable now that the winds are more favourable.
(Mercury-1/North Node-5) You are dealing with 5th house lessons of working on your unique self expression through your projects, children, or hobbies. You already know how to rely on your friends and groups. You are comfortable with humanitarian causes and doing things within a group, but it may be at the cost of your own self-expression. Your lesson is to delve deeper into your own creativity and resourcefulness. Try not to hide behind the group ideal or cause. Learn to manifest your goals, connect with children or your own inner child again or romantic needs. This is the part of your life where you find out about the things that bring you pleasure. You have until November to focus on these lessons before the North Node transits to your 4th house of home and family dynamic.
May 11 – 17. Interaction between Self and image, partnerships/collaborators, material security, and North Node lessons.
(Mars-1/Saturn-7) Your energy is passionate and assertive and this exuberance may be causing issues for partners, collaborators and close connections. Your partners may be going through a time where they are extra cautious, or you may be exhibiting cautious behaviour when it comes to them. However, your confidence may be the cause some insecurities on their part. You may have tremendous endurance to work through issues and will make great strides with partners if you do, but be careful not to be too aggressive or you may hit a wall.
You may be conscious of your own self and how you appear to the world, and how you appear to others in your partnership. This may cause you a bit of distress, however, you know that your lessons in discipline lies within your partnerships. You are learning to balance the needs within your partnerships or collaborators.
(Venus-2/North Node-5) Your material security and success will be the focus on the weekend, when you may receive some money, or be able to put some toward your savings. If you have children, one of your children may need some money or ask for some which will cause you a bit of distress if you don’t have it to give, or if you have to dip into your savings in order to help them. This may cause a bit of anguish for you, but with Venus in your house of finance, you may just find a way to deal with it, or to come up with the money. If it’s not a child who is asking, then perhaps one of your projects needs some investment in order to get it off the ground.
Your North Node lesson is to rely more on your own resourcefulness to attract opportunities than on the group/humanitarian ideals. You may not be that confident yet, and this will cause you some tension especially when connected to your wishes for material security.
(Venus-2/Moon-12) Sunday ends on a positive note, and you may get some backing or inspiration on how to gain the material security you seek, and this inspiration (or source of income) may come from a woman. Someone could be working behind the scenes on your behalf.
May 18 – 24. Interaction between North Node (soul path) lessons, friends/groups, joint resources or ventures, discipline and partnerships.
This week begins with a new moon in Taurus. New moons usually bring new beginnings and opportunities for growth. This new moon takes place on the cusp of your 12th and 1st house of sacrifice, reviewing, and self and self-image. Just remember that Mercury is retrograde so take that into account and plan ahead and make sure that you have all your information. Your past or thoughts may be clouding your own judgement on the matters at hand.
Mercury goes retrograde this week until June 11th so you may see some things begin to feel like they have slowed to a crawl. Mercury goes retrograde in Gemini in your 1st house of Self. Some of the strides you are making on your self and image may feel as though it has hit a wall. Others may be reacting differently than you thought they would. It’s Mercury retrograde and everyone is dealing with their own bit of mayhem and chaos, so be patient and you will see some progress next month when Mercury goes back to direct motion.
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-1/North Node-5) The week begins with new hope and goals, and with you achieving some of your 5th house lessons of relying on your own inner resourcefulness, positive interaction with children, and general good feeling about yourself. Since February 2014, the North Node has been in Libra, and you may have noticed more interaction or renewed interaction with children. This renewed interaction or connection may have been as a result of being separated by distance from your children or estranged from them, either physically or emotionally. This gives you the opportunity to reconnect and to interact with them recreating the bonds again. It could simply be that your children need you more now than they did previously because they are experiencing their own karmic lessons.
Until Friday, all will be quiet on the cosmic front unless you’re affected or afflicted by some other influence in your own personal chart.
(Moon-2/Uranus-11) Your personal values may be directly affected by the changes in your sector of friends and groups. If you’re associated with a group or a humanitarian cause, you may not agree with the direction they are taking, or with the changes taking place within that organization.
(Venus-2/Pluto-8) You may be asking for more money/income and with the changes/transformation taking place in the sector of “other people’s money”, that is your employer, may not be willing or able to satisfy that request at the moment. This will cause a bit of struggle and contradiction to your financial plans and/or savings.
If this is not an issue, it may be that there is a power struggle between you and someone you are intimate with or with whom you share joint resources or a contractual commitment. You may also simply be wanting to gain more control or change the nature of acquiring material security or the money owed to others. If you are coming into some money, it may be that you want it in your hands sooner than later so that you can have more control over how to invest it, keeping it out of other people’s hands.
(Sun-1/Moon-3) You’ll be getting along and connecting with siblings, neighbours and your community.
(Sun-1/Saturn-7) Responsibilities regarding partners or other contracts (alimony payments, for example) are causing you grief over the weekend, or you may still be getting upset because of this contractual agreement you are bound to.
(Moon-3/Saturn-7) There may be a slight turn around from this contract you are bound to coming from interaction with siblings or news that you may receive. This news or something that comes to light may alleviate or find yourself free of the commitment you previously made, or at least find a way to free yourself from that commitment.
(Mars-1/North Node-5) The opposition of responsibilities toward contractual agreements may still be bothering you, but the drive and energy toward relying on your own resourcefulness and creativity balances things out for you. You will find a way to be more self-reliant and not leaning toward the group cause or ideal any longer.
May 25 – 31. Interaction between friends/groups/humanitarian causes, self and self-image, responsibilities/discipline, partnerships/contracts, and North Node (soul path) lessons.
(Venus-2/Uranus-11) The week begins with tensions arising from differences between your personal values, your attitude toward others, and the goals of a group or friends you associate with or a humanitarian cause. Changes taking place in that sector are affecting you personally. You may not agree with putting your money or resources into their cause.
The rest of the week, however, begins a more positive influence throughout and leading into the month of June. The only real adverse influence is still Mercury Retrograde, but even with that, if you keep your t’s crossed and i’d dotted and double-check everything twice, you should get through this retrograde relatively unscathed.
(Mercury-1/Mars-1) Your ideas and drive are at par starting Wednesday and you should be raring to go. These energies are in sync and you will be filled with ideas. You may even get some really good news or information that will be helpful where you will come out looking good and on top of the world.
(Moon-5/Saturn-7) A project or help to one of your children will give you reason to feel good about your duty to them. This may also be help to your partner’s child, if not your own, or a partner’s project that needs your help.
The weekend will bring only good cosmic influences and aspects and these will be directed at your Self, self-image, projects and children and inner resourcefulness or creativity. It will be a fantastic end to a tense-filled month and a weekend that will require no effort on your part. You can relax.
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 your reaction to partnerships, commitments and contracts, material security and children/projects. 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!