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 extended family such as cousins, siblings, neighbours, local area, communication, community, and conscious decisions. The focus will then shift to your home, family dynamic, and your parents. The opposite end of this focus is on foreign cultures, people from afar, distance, travel, and your career.
(Moon-8/Uranus-2) The month begins at the end of a week where interaction among those close to you will be deep and heartfelt and may involve discussions about personal values, material security, and your attitude toward partners. With Uranus in your 2nd house, you may be feeling a constant flux and change in your attitude toward your possessions and your material security. At the beginning of the month it will create some opposition concerning your commitments and joint resources.
(Mercury-4/Saturn-10) Ideas, information or news coming from those in your home, which includes parents, or concerning your home, may cause some tension or stress for you, especially if it is related to your career or the public. Saturn in your 10th house has been causing you some concern regarding your responsibilities to your career or the public since it entered that sector in 2014. Saturn in the 10th is its natural house so it should bode well for you in the long run. This is where you will be concentrating your discipline, rules and responsibilities, and where you will work your hardest to achieve the station in life that you wish to be at.
May 4 – 10. Interaction between your daily schedule, career, authority, home, and the North Node.
This week will prove to be filled with challenges but not without some positive results. You begin with a full moon in Scorpio which usually culminates the monthly phase of the Moon before beginning the next one. This full moon will take place in your 9th house of travel, knowledge, and core beliefs. It takes place at a hard angle to Jupiter, however this aspect will lend some luck to this event. Jupiter will amplify this full Moon in Scorpio. Depth of emotion or a powerful transformation will be amplified by Jupiter in the sign of radiance, pride, and leadership. Your daily routine, physical health, or education that you undertake will help culminate your plans revolving around things foreign or involving a different culture than your own, or knowledge that you wish to attain to further your career.
(Sun-3/Jupiter-6) On Monday, you will be running a lot of errands, interacting with others through emails, phone calls and meetings, and may find you have more responsibilities at work. This may create some tension within you because it’s too much to handle. Jupiter is a positive influence regardless of the aspect, so try to delegate some of the work to your colleagues in order to complete your tasks successfully. Don’t try to do everything yourself.
(Mercury-4/Saturn-10) With this influence carrying over from Sunday, you may feel restricted by your responsibilities to your career especially regarding some news or information you hear regarding your home or a parent. In general, if you work with the public and you work within your home with them, this is where you might see some tension. It could be that you’d like to separate the two, but are unable to. With the warmer weather, you may think of taking your work outdoors or to a different location.
(Moon-9/Mars-3) Your interaction with people from another culture or who are a distance may contradict your focus and energy within your community or neighbours. A male figure in your community or a sibling may be the cause of this tension. This influence will only last a day. You may want to be travelling but your energy will be pulled back to dealing with what’s in front of you.
(Moon-10/Mercury-4) The moon will then shift to your 10th house and you may react emotionally, and probably in a public forum, to news you hear regarding your home or your parents. Something may be voiced or said within your home which causes you to react emotionally.
(Mercury-4/North Node-8)The rest of the week is cosmically quiet until the weekend when this news that you received will be solved by the lessons of the 8th house. You are used to being resourceful and independently so, but the lessons of the 8th require that you learn to lean on others, and work together with partners and others with whom you have forged a commitment. An idea that you have regarding your home will bode well with the lessons of the 8th. For example, if you need a bigger space for work at home (which means a bigger house or rearranging or renovating your house), and your partner suggests helping you by joining his resources with yours, don’t deny the help just because doing this kind of thing on your own feels more comfortable. Another scenario is that your parents, friend, or family member may offer to help or a bank loan may be approved to help you with your ideas.
May 11 – 17. Interaction between your daily schedule, responsibilities, discipline, and the North Node.
The second week of the month looks to be just as challenging as the first, but there’s a light at the end of the tunnel and this light may come in the form of a parent, most likely your mother or a mother figure.
(Mars-4/Saturn-10) This is usually a very masculine energy and therefore I’ll venture to say that there is a powerful male figure in your life who will be dominant this week causing you some tension and you will struggle with this hard aspect. If you live with someone who has a dominant personality and your boss is also a very dominant figure, you may find that you’re struggling at home with this energy and at work as well.
If these energies are coming from within you, you may be a little pushy on the home front, and be a little heavy-handed in your career. These energies will be at odds with each other especially if your heavy-handed energy from the work front is seeping its way into your home.
A different scenario is that you may be impatient to begin with the projects at hand on the home front, but the responsibilities to your work or career are taking precedence in your mind. Or, an authority figure may be overly cautious causing you to look over everything twice and making everything twice as long to complete.
(Venus-4/North Node-8) The weekend will bring a softer more feminine influence into your life but this influence will also bring its own brand of tension. Venus in the 4th house usually has you enjoying the comfort of your own home, looking for things or objects to beautify your home, but with a hard angle to your North Node, you may be struggling with spending money on those things. If you have received a loan to renovate your home, for example, you may struggle with what you would like to add to your home or with the options you have to choose from.
On Sunday, you will get help from your neighbours or siblings or you may receive an intuitive idea or inspiration that will help you make those decisions.
May 18 – 24. Interaction between income, savings, material security, career, discipline, friends, groups, and the North Node.
(Moon-4/North Node) Monday will begin on a quiet note to a relatively quiet week, only to rev up as the weekend draws closer.
You may have an emotional reaction to the help you’re getting from others to accomplish that which you need to in your home. You will be quite pleased with the results of the decisions you made last week.
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 3rd house and 4th house of community, siblings or extended family, communication and your home and family dynamic. 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 4th house of home. Just as your Sun and focus will shift completely to your home, Mercury will retrograde causing confusion regarding information, machinery to go on the fritz, and general mayhem. It will be best to sticking to reviewing, renovating, and reassessing. If you made these changes or additions to your home early in the month, giving a week buffer before the 18th, this will give you the chance to review and plan the next phase of changes to your home. For example, if you were planning to paint your home, it may be best to wait until after June 11, as you may pick a colour and then be unhappy with it after its done.
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-6/Uranus-2) If you’re very busy but you’re not seeing any results in your bank account, you may feel discouraged at the end of the week.
(Venus-5/Pluto-11) You may be feeling some tension between the projects you have at home that you care deeply about and the work you are involved with regarding the community or humanitarian causes. Romance may be on your mind, but your friends are also demanding your attention. A close friend who may have quite a powerful personality is trying to take over a project that you may feel is close to your heart and this will cause the tension and the opposition you are feeling. You really just want to do this on your own but your friend is trying to convince you otherwise.
On Saturday, you will be grappling with matters involving your home, but your career may need your attention. Discipline will be necessary to deal with these interruptions. You will need to alter your daily schedule to accommodate this, however you’ll be okay with it from that point of view. It’s just that you have so much to do in your home, or for your parents, that you’d like to be able to concentrate solely on that.
A partner, business or personal, may offer to lend a hand to help you. This will be a positive influence to the lessons of learning to lean on others.
May 25 – 31. Interaction between income, values, material security, energy within the home, career, discipline, and the North Node.
A project (or a child) may need more money than you previously thought. This will cause you some tension as you have been dealing with changes to this area of your life for a while now, and it makes you nervous to dip into your savings, if this is what you need to do. Remember that your lessons are to learn to lean on others more, such as your partners, and not feel like you need to do it all on your own, especially financially. You can be stubborn about wanting your independence, financially and materially, but you may gain more in this respect if you learn to merge with others.
Wednesday will begin a more positive and happy trend leading to June that bodes to be quite an exciting month with great aspects.
(Mercury-4/Mars-4) You’ll be energetic and full of ideas regarding your home, or your parents. Lots of energetic talk and conversation will be happening about your home this week! Friends and relatives will be dropping by your home for visits, it seems. Great ideas seem to be coming out of these conversations and dialogue.
(Moon-8/Saturn-10) Someone in authority (or a bank) may approve a loan that you have asked for. Your career seems to be on a positive trend, and working with others is creating a positive balance in your life.
The weekend ends on a positive note for you and will begin a series of positive aspects set to take place in the month of June.
(Sun-4/North Node-8) Your focus will be on your home, and with the help of others you will make great strides. You will reap the rewards of interacting with others and learning that leaning on others does not make you any less independent.
(Sun-4/Mercury-4) You will be full of ideas for your home and your parents will probably also be in the mix. The tense energies of the month are dissipating and you can relax again.
You’ll be glad that you have come out on top after this month that has been tugging and pulling at you in 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!