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, the focus is on career matters, authority, life outside your home, and the public. In the latter part of the month, the focus will then shift to friends, groups, ideals and your future potential. The balance end of this focus is on your private life and home, family dynamic, and parents, and your inner resourcefulness, children, creative projects, and the things that bring you pleasure.
(Moon-3/Uranus-9) The month begins with your emotions directed at your siblings, people in your close environment, and your immediate neighbourhood. It seems that disruptions or changes taking place afar are affecting your immediate environment. You may have a hard time letting go or leaving your immediate environment even though you crave your independence as you widen the boundaries in your life.
(Mercury-11/Saturn-5) You will receive news or something you hear amongst your friends may cause concern for you regarding those younger than you.
May 4 – 10. Interaction between Self/ego, responsibilities/restrictions/discipline, friends/groups, and your North Node (soul path).
(Sun-10/Jupiter-1) With almost any aspect involving Jupiter, you’re sure to notice some positive results, even when in a hard angle. In this case, the Sun is creating a hard angle to Jupiter in your 1st house. There is a bit of tug and pull between the success you’re garnering in your career and how and what you would like the world or the public to receive you. The drive to make changes within yourself is ever-present. You are being noticed in your career. Nevertheless, you may still not be quite satisfied with your image and your presentation. Enjoy the accolades you are being lauded with nevertheless. It’s never a bad thing to work on one’s self, but you should acknowledge where you are getting it ‘right’.
(Mercury-11/Saturn-5) Friends may be letting you know how they feel or giving you information or telling you things that may be causing some distress making you question what it is that you truly enjoy. Some concerns regarding children or persons younger than you may arise. Your inner child or pleasure centre may be feeling limited and thwarted by what your friends think. Certain projects may require your discipline this week, but you would prefer to be socializing with your friends.
(Moon-4&5/Mars&Mercury-11) You are caught this week between spending time at home with family and children or persons younger, and your friends who are demanding your attention.
With Thursday and Friday quiet on most fronts, unless your personal chart indicates otherwise, you should be able to catch up with everyone both at home and with your circle of friends.
(Mercury-11/North Node-3) The lessons of the 3rd house North Node include balancing your close environment, siblings and communication skills, and expanding your network and boundaries. The lessons include: learning to gather information, listening and taking notes of others’ point of view, and focusing on what’s in front of you, instead of abstract philosophies.
May 11 – 17. Interaction between your Self, ego, friends/groups, and lessons of the North Node (soul path).
The aspects of this week are quite difficult but you will be able to deal with them if you remember to seek help from others. Try not feel as though you have to do it all yourself, and remember to develop the 3rd house lessons in order to make the changes necessary to create balance in your life.
(Moon-7/Jupiter-1) The abundance taking place in your life could be causing a reaction within partnerships, partners, or close friends and relations. There may be a mixture of reactions to it, such as jealousy, envy, or fear and uncertainty. They might envy your good luck or be afraid that they will no longer be able to fit into your life, and be left behind.
(Mars-11/Saturn-5) There may be some harsh words coming from your friends or acquaintances, and these may be directed at you regarding projects or plans. If you have children, these may be comments directed at your children. You may be getting some demands or advice from your friends regarding projects that hinge on them trying to take over these projects from you, or telling you how to handle them or go about completing them. This will not sit right with you. You are probably being extra cautious, while your friends or groups are pushing or rushing you.
(Venus-12/North Node-3) Your subconscious reaction to some repressed dream may come up and cause some conflict in your quest to learning your 3rd house lessons. You may have difficulties concentrating on what’s in front of you while dealing with a period that’s ending in your life. You may experience a brief period of isolation or hibernation with Venus in the 12th house.
(Venus-12/Moon-10) You will be concentrating on your career, possibly related to a new job or position that you’re beginning.
May 18 – 24. Interaction between the North Node, travel, foreign shores, inner child, projects, and daily work routine.
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 10th house and 11th house of career matters, authority, and friends, groups, and future. 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 11th so you may see some things begin to feel like they have slowed to a crawl. Mercury goes retrograde in Gemini in your 11th house of friends and groups. Communication between friends may go awry or you may find it hard to make new friends during this period. You may find yourself in a period of review concerning your friends, especially going through your list and sorting who your friends truly are. Or, it could be that you’re reviewing and taking heed of the kinds of people you want to let into your sphere.
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-11/North Node-3) While you are working on learning to gather information, listening and taking notes, and focusing on what’s in front of you. A feminine influence, perhaps a new friend will be helpful with this. Or, it could be that while you’re in the midst of making new friends or taking part in new group activities, you get a sudden burst of inspiration that helps you keep your mind on what’s in front of you. This influence will last until Thursday.
On Friday, you are due to begin another slew of hard aspects that will challenge you. I’m sorry to tell you this news, but consider that you’re not the only one that is dealing with these challenges and tensions.
(Moon-12/Uranus-9) You will most likely react inwardly to the disruption and changes in your life, especially those that have to do with travel, foreign cultures, and core beliefs.
(Venus-12/Pluto-6) You are also dealing with some kind of an ending in your work routine and your day-to-day life.
(Sun-11/Moon-1) The Moon has now moved into your 1st house of how you present yourself to the world and this will be conducive to your meeting new people and making new friends.
The Sun will then oppose Saturn in your 5th house and you may find that you have not had a moment to enjoy yourself lately. You will be socializing a lot more and may feel some guilt regarding the lack of discipline toward your own resourcefulness or about letting some things go. You will also not be able to spend as much time on yourself because of socializing, possibly with a new crowd.
(Moon-1/Saturn-5) For those who have projects on the go or children, you will be pleased to see the results of your children’s own discipline and responsibility to complete a task or a project.
(Mars-11/North Node-3) You may also meet an energetic new friend who will teach you some of those lessons of the 3rd house such as focusing on the now, listening carefully and taking notes.
May 25 – 31. interaction between travel, core beliefs, friendships, responsibilities, and the North Node.
The last week of the month will begin a series of positive aspects that will lead into the month of June. These positive aspects usher in the end of a difficult month and the beginning of a delightful period in the month of June.
(Venus-12/Uranus-9) You may be disruptions in your life and these will be related to matters dealing with foreign cultures or taking place at a distance. You may be feeling stressed out and this hard aspect is felt inwardly. You will have to overcome these challenges and this sort of hard angle gives you the drive and will present you with the tools to overcome them.
(Mercury-11/Mars-11) New friends may be very helpful and you will meet some new ones who are willing to help you by way of great advice and ideas.
Moon-3/Saturn-5) You may prefer remaining close to home and within your own environment and cautious Saturn agrees.
(Sun-11/North Node-3) The end of the week and month will end with the focus on the sector of friends, acquaintances, global awareness. You’ll be taking notes and listening to those around you. Mercury will also be around sending you news, ideas and thoughts regarding friends and groups.
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 career, friends and your life path. 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!