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 8th house matters: other people’s money, commitment, investment, loans and interaction with others. Later in the month the focus will shift to the 9th house of travel, foreign cultures, knowledge, and your outlook on life. The opposite end of this focus will be on your own finances, savings, personal values, as well as your community, communication, siblings or extended family.
(Moon-1/Uranus-7) You begin the month on a weekend and unfortunately with tensions arising between your Self and your partner, close relationships. This could also very well be contradictions between your ego or ‘Self’ within your partnership, or a reaction to the disruption taking place in your partner’s life.
(Mercury-9/Saturn-3) Sunday will bring more tension but this time between your core beliefs or news that you may hear from abroad contrasting the restrictions of your immediate surrounding, your community. These responsibilities could have to do with a sibling or with extended family. Someone from a different culture or from afar may have news for you, or someone in your close environment may get news from someone who is away. Alternately, you may be feeling like broadening your horizons but your responsibilities close to home are not leaving you with much room to go away or to spread your wings.
May 4 – 10. Interaction between friends, responsibilities, discipline, material security, and the North Node.
(Sun-8/Jupiter-11) Commitments, investments , matters beginning or ending are causing tensions for you, your friends or groups you belong to or regarding your daydreams about your future potential.
You may receive advice from a friend or associate that helps you with an investment or commitment. Jupiter usually enhances any aspect, even a hard one. You may not agree with this person’s advice or tip but you will look into it nevertheless as it may bring in income from an outside source.
(Mercury-9/Saturn-3) You may have ideas of broadening your horizons and travelling but this month it won’t be as easy to get away as you have responsibilities to your siblings or extended family, or even to your community. For example, if you are a parent, you could be on a school committee, and this sort of thing may be keeping you busy, or you are part of a social committee in your town, etc.
(Moon-2/Mars-8) Your emotions seem to be tied to your material security or success this week, and ideas and energy are pointed to investments and outside sources of income are on your mind. You may want to purchase a big ticket item but you may be having a hard time getting that loan.
(Mercury-9/North Node) The weekend will end on a brighter arc with your core beliefs being more in tune with the path you’re on. The knowledge and a new outlook will help you to forge a path toward creating the individuality you seek for yourself. It’s the balance you create in your life that result in more positive experiences. This will help you as well with all the disruptions (Uranus) taking place in your relationship sector, to your partner.
Uranus is stirring things up in this sector, and has been since 2011, and will until 2018. If you reach out to the energies of the world, to others, the information you gather will guide and help you to conceive the image you want to present to the world. This path will bring you the rewards, opportunities and growth that you will need for the next lessons when the North Node enters Virgo in November 2015. Building upon your independence will help you to resist taking the disruptions in your relationship or to your partner too personally.
May 11 – 17. Friends, groups, close environment, communication, siblings or cousins, and your North Node.
(Moon-5/Jupiter-11) Your closeness to a personal project may be causing some friction with friends or a group you’re associated with. They may prefer you to work together with them on this project, but you may not want them to become too involved in something that you would prefer to have more control over. If they are not getting involved directly, they may be offering advice and their advice may contradict how you feel.
(Mars-9/Saturn-3) This week, your energy and drive (that began last month) was concentrated on joint ventures, investments, or loans you received, has now moved to your 9th house of core beliefs, travel, or legal matters. However, Saturn is still in your 3rd house and will be there until 2017. Saturn is limitation, discipline, responsibility, and is in your house of communication, close environment, siblings and extended family. With Mars activating the sector of your chart that includes reaching out to the world, dealing with matters or people that are based at a distance, or legal matters, it will push against cautious Saturn in the sector of communication and community. You may want to reach out to a wider audience but a part of you will caution you on the message you put together in order to do so. You may feel more comfortable closer to home these days. This feeling will most likely be present until Saturn moves on in 2017. On the other hand, your 3rd house which is ruled by Jupiter will take this time to learn how to reach a wider circle from the comfort of your immediate environment.
(Venus-10/North Node-1) The desire to be successful in your career will cause a hard angle to the lessons you need to learn regarding balancing your own personal needs. These may contradict your current desires for recognition for work done, or it may bring up the realization that you have not concentrated enough on your own success, or your own image. This aspect is one that spurs you to make changes or to put into effect some action that will balance both worlds. In this case, the outside world (career or outside your home) and of your Self, that which you wish others to see, your ego, and how you feel about yourself and how others see you. If you are not coming across as you wish you would, you can change this by adjusting your behaviour to others. For example, you may have to take a more diplomatic approach with authority figures, or be more diplomatic in career situations, to achieve the success you wish for and the image you want others to see.
(Venus-10/Moon-8) The week ends with positive vibes in your career sector and your joint ventures and commitments. You will receive inspiration or an intuitive idea regarding any ventures you are committed to especially related to your career. There will be a very strong feminine influence, such as a strong female authority or partner.
May 18 – 24. North Node, relationships, partnerships, family dynamic, home, close environment, neighbourhood, and siblings or cousins.
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 8th house and 9th house of joint ventures/ investments and core beliefs/travel. 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 9th house of core beliefs, travel, outlook, and knowledge. Communication with people from afar may be wonky and create confusion. Make sure you reread everything you send out to make sure you’re clear in your message. If dealing with legalities, there may be delays.
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-9th/North Node-1) You will feel good about the balance between the outer world and your Self, your ego. The information or knowledge you are gathering is useful to the work you are doing on your Self, your image. Until Friday, you will be coasting on this positive influence.
(Moon-10th/Uranus-7th) Friday will bring a hard angle between your career or close collaborators. Your attitude toward your career may rub others you work with (or your partner) the wrong way. Authority figures may be conflicting and cause some inner struggles for you or your partners, especially if you’re not on the same page.
(Sun-9/Moon-11) The weekend will be a mixture of easy vibes and quiet oppositions. Your week will begin with your focus on matters at a distance and a good blending of energies with friends or groups. A potential for some plans of yours that involve distance or foreign cultures may be in the mix. There will be positive communication over the wire, on the phone, by email, and it may have to do with travel or with with matters at a distance. The Sun has entered your travel sector and matters pertaining to widening your horizons and mind. You may be making plans or getting ready to travel. You’ll also feel responsibilities or oppositions coming from your close environment, or it could be that your siblings or extended family are putting the guilt trip on you for wanting to go on holiday when you’re needed close by.
(Moon-11/Saturn-3) You’ll be able to sympathize with your siblings or your friends will find a way for you to balance those responsibilities and still visit them. It’s possible that these travel plans concern your friends and they will come to see you instead. It could be an opposition you find within yourself where you dream of travelling but another part of you wants to stay close to home. The ease and comfort you feel within your close environment is keeping you there. It does not matter because you can ‘travel’ in many ways by surfing the internet, getting to know other cultures, and simply widening the scope of your knowledge by reading or meeting or communicating with people from other places.
(Venus-10/Pluto-4) For some reason, during this weekend, a power struggle will be noticeable between women in authority or at home. Women will be directly affecting your life such as your mother or a mother figure. This power struggle will either be between them and you, or with each other. If this is not the case, it could well be that the power struggle is within yourself, the authoritarian (at work) and your authority at home. Which identity will win?
In either case, I can imagine that the drive you will feel coming from your core beliefs will enhance the lessons you are learning about putting yourself first and learning to balance your individuality without getting lost in other scenarios. This may be the source of your own inner power struggle.
All the while, Mercury will be in retrograde and you will have to watch what you say as it may be taken out of context, or your thoughts could be muddled and the information you are receiving is not complete.
May 25 – 31. Partnerships, core beliefs, travel, legal matters, responsibilities or limitations, and the North Node.
(Venus-10/Uranus-7) Tensions in career matters or with authority, most likely a woman, will cause challenges within partnerships or close relationships. Or, changes and disruptions within close relationships or partnerships will bring up issues on the career front.
Passion or desire related to career may be the cause of a sudden outburst within your relationship, whether it’s your partner, a business partner or someone close to you. This hard angle is workable in that you can make some changes to achieve the harmony you seek, or the balance you need between the world outside the home and the relationships you are building.
(Mercury-9/Mars-9) Your energy is at par with your ideas, thoughts, and core beliefs. You have the drive to search for or uncover the information you need, and with the moon in Virgo, this information or revelation will be connected to your deepest desires, what really drives you, and your unconscious desires.
You will feel in sync as your unconscious desires and conscious decisions will be on the same page. You will feel in harmony with your Self, and with the moon in Libra on Thursday, there will be a blending of energies and you will feel good in your skin.
Friday will be quiet, and the last weekend of the month will usher in the beginning of a wonderful month filled with goodies and harmonious aspects.
Your focus, thoughts, ideas, or information you gather will be related to the lessons in balancing your Self, the image you project, who you are, and what truly drives you as this month comes to a close.
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 commitments, how you relate to others, and your core beliefs or outlook. 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!