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 your 9th house of travel, foreign cultures, publishing, and legal matters. Later on in the month, your focus will then shift to career/authority, the public and life outside the home. The opposite end of that focus will be on your community, your home, and your private life.
(Moon/Uranus) The month begins on a Friday with your emotions struggling against the pull or need for independence, freedom, and sudden changes taking place in your life. As much as you like the feeling of going forward with new things and appreciate the influx of a partner’s gains or the changes associated with them, your emotions are tugging at your need for your financial independence. Virgo does not like the feeling of being wholly dependent on another as it usually brings about a certain lack of control, and Virgo likes to be in control. That does not mean that Virgo does not like being ‘taken care of’, but they usually prefer the feeling of equality in their partnerships.
(Mercury/Saturn) Some of your quick thinking solutions or ideas may be put to Saturn’s scrutiny where restrictions may hamper their development. It may also be that these ideas include a lot of hard work and aren’t as easy to implement as you might think, or others involved may be putting the breaks on your ideas or plans.
May 4 – 10. Interaction between home, inner world, repressed dreams, career and authority, and travel or foreign shores.
This week is a tough week with some tense and hard aspects touching the areas of your life to do with home, family, inner struggles and obligations, the things you are passionate about, your ego, your plans, and your emotions. Some of these hard angles are struggles that demand action which you will need to solve yourself.
(Mercury/Saturn) Your plans or ideas regarding your career or how you deal with authority may be opposing the responsibilities you have to your family. It could be that you are spending too much time on work and life outside your home and not enough time at home with family.
(Sun-9/Jupiter-12) Your focus is on widening your boundaries and horizons. You may even be travelling r on vacation, and this is causing some conflict. You may be feeling guilty for being on holiday and feeling the need to escape. You may have to sacrifice some of your holiday time to deal with things at work. And, with the full moon in Scorpio in your 3rd house, a sibling or news you hear from extended family may be the source of tension or difficulties. Communication between you and your siblings or neighbours may be tense this week and emotions that will be felt at a very deep level.
(Mercury-10/Saturn-4). Your plans for career or news from an authority figure may get in the way of responsibilities and obligations on the home front. You may also have to take on an authoritative stance when it comes to your home, laying down the rules and you won’t like the opposition you receive as a result.
(Sun/Jupiter) Your mind will be focused on travel or getting away but you may have to sacrifice some time toward your career. You won’t be able to completely ‘get away from it all” as a result. Even a hard angle between the Sun and Jupiter can be positive, and in this case you may get the guidance you need to succeed at this time. This is a time for action, so even if you are away, you can take advantage of this influence.
(Moon/Mars/Mercury) Your emotions may be getting the better of you as someone, possibly a sibling, tries to get the upper hand and act in an authoritative way that does sit well with you. Or, vice versa, your attitude may not be sitting well with a sibling and they may just let you know about it. There is a full moon and emotions usually run high during this time, so the best course of action is to sit back and go with the flow. Whatever you have been trying to achieve has probably come to pass, so it’s best to enjoy the results rather than to push for more at this time.
If you’re on holiday or have been able to get away, this will be the week to lay low and recoup from all the activity in your life, even if it causes you some inner friction because you want to act upon your ideas. Enjoy your time off and the rewards instead. You may have to switch your attention to your home. There is a chance that you might hear some news, or have some news for your family at this time as well.
(Mercury/North Node) Whatever you have on your mind regarding your career, it should sit well with your life plans, and the direction that will give you the most opportunities and rewards regarding finances and material success. With the Moon in Capricorn, these ideas may be connected to a hobby. You may see a hobby become a career. You end off the week on a positive flowing energy after a week filled with tension and unrest.
May 11 – 17. Interaction between inner world, subconscious, career, home, social circles, friends, and material security.
The second week of May is also influenced by a few oppositions between your career and your home. Mostly, they will be centred upon the forward movement of your career pushing against your obligations and responsibilities at home. Either someone at home will be unhappy with your time away and spent at work, or you will feel this inner tension yourself because you have things to take care of at home, but career demands are on the rise with Mars in that sector this week.
(Moon/Jupiter) You may be dealing with younger persons at work and possibly imparting upon them some of your knowledge. Even in opposition, Jupiter sends positive vibes, and you will feel some satisfaction concerning an underling, and his or her success or work ethics.
(Mars/Saturn) This week will be a busy week on the career front, and the end of the week will feel like you’re in the eye of a tornado in both areas of career and home.
This martian energy and passion will last through to Saturday and work may get the upper hand this week. You will struggle to maintain your daily responsibilities at home. If you are disciplined, you may just be able to handle both fronts, but you may also hit a wall if you push too hard.
If you aren’t able to maintain the balance between both worlds, you may react emotionally or have a blow out, so do what you can and don’t try to do everything by yourself.
(Venus/North Node) There may be some attachments to your thoughts and values regarding material security, and this may get you acting upon your wishes or dreams to make this come about. You may get a lucrative idea with future potential to achieve your material success. You may also hear from friends this weekend, most likely, female friends, to celebrate an occasion. A friend may also announce some good news in their life which may spur you on to achieving your own material success.
Celebrations with friends will continue through the weekend. You may get some great ideas from your friends and find opportunity and growth through one of these ideas. Keep your mind open to new ideas.
(Venus/Moon) All of this interaction with friends and peers will lead to some positive emotions. One of your friends may even suggest helping you to further your ambitions, or may change your outlook about an idea. You may also hear from a friend who lives at a distance which will make you feel good.
May 18 – 24. Interaction between career, material security, other people’s money, partner’s gains, home, children, and creative projects.
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 9th and 10th house of travel, higher education, core beliefs and career matters. 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 10th career house. Messages and emails may go askew or haywire, the wrong information may be sent or received, and general confusion may abound. Reread all your emails and information if working on an important project.
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.
It will be a quiet beginning to the week for most unless your personal chart indicates other influences. You may have a strong feminine influence for the better part of the week, or some strong emotional reactions to changes taking place in your life.
(Moon/North Node) You will have help from your friends, women, or persons younger than you in carving a path for yourself toward having the material security you want and need.
(Moon/Uranus) You seek independence and financial freedom, and here you will get a chance to have some insight and intuition into your feelings and emotions allowing you to find a way to deal with past roadblocks or challenges. This is the sort of influence that pushes you to act and move ahead to put actions into place to deal with those issues.
(Venus/Pluto) There may be some division and power struggles amongst your friends, especially female friends. These oppositions may be about plans and projects worked on as as group when you want to work on some of them by yourself. Or, this could be part of the transformation within you to get away from some of these group associations.
(Sun/Moon) Saturday the 23rd will be a very busy day with all kinds of aspects touching your chart. The Sun now in the 10th house of career will bring it full circle back to your work sector and with higher ups. You will see your time freed up to concentrate on the things you really want to get going. A feeling of letting go of control over matters may crop up because going against them may not be conducive to going forward.
(Sun/Saturn) This freedom may be juxtaposed against the responsibilities and obligations you have going on at home. Discipline and hard work may be required to get a task completed. If you’re younger, an authority figure or parent may be laying down the law, or trying to do so.
(Moon/Saturn) The weekend will be a good time if you want to establish self-discipline and learning to control your environment or your emotions. It will also be good practice to learn to control your reactions to rules and responsibilities. This influence and work may be done on an inner level, unseen by others, and will give you the energy to make some progress when it comes to matters around your home or family, especially in establishing an infrastructure.
(Venus/Pluto) There may be some power struggles with friends, most probably female friends, or struggles within yourself regarding group activities or projects and your own desire for creativity, or your own resourcefulness. Your friends may be trying to help when you really want to be able to come up with your own solution. Pluto has recently turned retrograde (April 16) so any dealing with Pluto will be even more transformative or will delve into depth you may have never reached before.
You’re passionate about your work and this will bode well for the path you’re meant to follow — creating a path that will allow for the material security and success you desire. Even if it is the weekend, you’ll be raring to go, possibly working on a plan or actually working on a project that may become lucrative. This aspect of your plans will almost seem easy and flowing.
(Sun/Saturn) The 24th starts another week with a mixture of both hard and positive aspects. On Sunday, you may feel some opposition between career matters, authority figures and your home. You may hear from an older person, possibly your father, father figure, or even your boss. Because Saturn is in your house of home, you may find yourself having to work from home to complete a project and this will require discipline. You may find this a challenge especially because it’s the weekend.
(Mars/North Node) Mars is there to help push you to finish your projects and work as it will help you on your path of material gain or security.
May 25 – 31. Interaction between friends, partner’s gains, joint ventures, career, home, and material security.
(Venus/Uranus) You begin the work week with a hard angle from your house of friendships or groups and your house of commitments. A group or a friend may be pushing you to make a commitment to a social event that you may not want to become involved in. A money-making idea that involves a commitment or a partnership may create some conflict or tension. Uranus wants you to keep your independence, so a commitment should be carefully reviewed. Additionally, it could be that an idea that you see as having future money-making potential may require financial backing, such as in investment or a loan.
(Mercury/Mars) Wednesday, with the Moon in Virgo, will keep you detailed-oriented, and with Mercury in retrograde motion, you will want to keep your eye on all the details especially when Mars will be pushing you to get things done. Mars can be impatient and a bit of a rogue and it will trip you up if you aren’t careful to cross your t’s and dot your i’s.
(Moon/Saturn) The latter part of the week will be much easier going than the first portion and positive energy will help you on your path toward being more financially independent and secure. You will be able to balance your responsibilities and control your emotions when it comes to matters concerning your home and family or parents. You will have the patience and the perseverance to complete any task that is asked of you or that you have set for yourself. It may involve helping a parent around the house.
(Mercury/Mars) With the moon in Libra in your 2nd house, any dealings that involve money, career and moving forward with projects will be positive. Higher ups and those in authority will notice your drive and your determination and will be talking about you. You, on the other hand, may not be able to find the right words to express yourself properly. Mars is more about doing than talking. You may get some news regarding an increase in finances.
(Sun/Mercury/North Node) Focus will be on the direction of your life where you should be setting yourself up to be self-sufficient, financially independent, and expanding your resources.
You will have ideas and be thinking of ways to develop a new source of income in order to follow that life path your North Node is directing you to follow. You have until November 2015 while the North Node is in your 2nd house of material security, resources, income and values to put this into place.
The end of the month focuses on ideas and information that will help you to set these plans into place. You will receive news on the career front that will help move some of these plans into action.
Take advantage of this opportunity as they don’t always come as easily as they will during the last days of the month of May. It’s been a bit of a roller coaster month with challenges and opportunities coming at you from the two areas of your life that you are trying hard to balance — your career and your home.
You’ll be glad that you have come out on top after this month that has been tugging and pulling at you from all directions. 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!