Summing up the merry month of May…
There is a push-pull in your chart. You have a lot to take care of in your home and family life. There are demands on you which, being a Virgo and being attuned to helping others, you won’t ignore. However you also have amazing career stars right now. You can shine at work (if you don’t wear yourself out with home duties). If you can find a balance between doing what you need to at home and work, you will inch your way closer to feeling more fulfilled and balanced.
THE BIG NEWS OF THE MONTH… for all of us…
The big news is … there is really not all that much big news. Hopefully what that means is that we are all going to have a slightly easier time of it. It really could be a merry month of May!
If life has been up and down of late, this month should see you more able to settle into cruise mode.
Do be aware that Jupiter, the planet of good luck and good fortune, ends his retrograde cycle this month. The retrograde shouldn’t have been an issue, per se, however to have Jupiter moving forward is preferable. Essentially what it means is that the good luck planet is going to be triggering new and lucky developments for us all, new opportunities will be opening up and there will be chances to make easy improvements in all parts of our life.
Here’s where Jupiter is for your sign
Jupiter is now moving into your First House – this is one of the luckiest transits of all. Jupiter is the planet of Good Fortune and to have him moving through this part of your chart will instantly boost your cheeriness which in turn boosts your popularity. You and your extra optimistic view of the world is going to be more in demand than you have been in years. You’re like the Star of the Show. It’s your turn to shine. Give them some old razzle dazzle. Seriously! In fact, not seriously at all! Jupiter is about having a good time, which is something you’re going to be doing more of. He’s like a lucky charm – he’s celestial wind beneath your wings. Whatsoever you want, you have an invisible benefactor trying to help you make it happen. What you need to be careful of as you embrace Jupiter and all that he has to offer is that you don’t get lulled into a Jupiter stupor and start to just assume that everything is going to be allright with no effort on your behalf. This is the Major Jupiter Trap. Everything still requires effort though you really can expect all parts of your life to flow more easily over the next year. But Jupiter helps those who help themselves. Also watch you if you start to act arrogantly – another Easy Jupiter Trap which will negate some of the Popularly Brownie Points you’ve been handed. Finally Jupiter is the travel agent of the zodiac so if you want to get away anytime soon, you have excellent stars for it.
SPEAKING OF JUPITER
On May 26, Jupiter will clash with the hard facts and hard reality planet Saturn. Is this a bad thing?
To answer that let me tell you about a moment which took place quite a few years back.
I was at a wonderful astrology conference held every year in Oxford, England. It boasts the best astrology teachers in the world, and pretty much the best of the best, a gentleman called Robert Hand was on the speakers list. (Robert Hand is pretty much the number 1 astrologers’ astrologer and is famed for both his tireless historical research into astrology and for his book Planets In Transit, which nearly every astrologer owns…)
Mr Hand and I (aka The Fangirl) were talking at one point during a break, and we got to discussing Jupiter and Saturn.
Robert Hand said to me in his deep, booming and authoritative voice – and I quote “there is no such thing as a bad Jupiter transit”.
What Robert Hand says pretty much goes. This is a man who allegedly taught himself Latin and ancient Greek so he could decode centuries old astrology documents. So if he said it, I believe it.
Building on Mr Hand’s comments, it would be fair to say that when Jupiter touches Saturn, he somehow makes Saturn a bit nicer and a little bit less of a drag.
So think of it like this. Right now, Saturn is in the sign of Sagittarius. That means wherever Sagittarius is for you is where you have a lot of hard work to do and a lot of lessons to learn. (Stay with me!) Only this month, there could be a sort of respite, some kind of relief, an easing up, as Jupiter sends Saturn some Jupiter jollies.
Here’s a rundown of what the Jupiter/Saturn action could mean for all the signs. I was going to say “don’t expect miracles” however the truth is, the more we expect miracles, the more likely we are to get them!
ARIES – working out and pursuing what makes you happy in your daily life will make you feel less restricted
TAURUS – it’s time for you to have some fun with the person you’re with/the person you fancy so cast off the mental shackles and push through shyness
GEMINI – as much as your love life might be demanding, or something of a drag, ultimately your personal life looks happier this month
CANCER – thinking positively is the best thing you can do now if you want to work out how to structure your daily work routines in a way that pleases you
LEO – If having too much fun is getting in the way of you earning the cash you need to, be smart and have a tad less fun for now, so the money can flow in
VIRGO – be as happy and upbeat as you can and you will go a long way to making your home life cheerier – you could even heal a family rift
LIBRA – this is the time to be a structured and ordered thinker – the more you can train your brain, the happier you will be in the long run, believe it or not
SCORPIO – financial restrictions won’t lift overnight however if you make a plan for your cash, you will be rewarded in the not too distant future
SAGITTARIUS – this is actually the lucky break you have been waiting for – you could find some of your hard work is now paying off!
CAPRICORN – this is the time to try and work through your fears. Seeing the big picture as well as analysing where they came from will help. Make a concerted effort
AQUARIUS – it’s time to lighten up when it comes to dealing with your friends – being too serious will take its toll, otherwise!
PISCES – The hard work you have been putting into your career should start to pay dividends now – or at least show some promise of a pay-off!
THE BIG VENUS DATES FOR THE MONTH AHEAD
One thing which stands out looking at the stars for the month ahead is that Venus is in really good shape. Venus is the planet that covers issues (and non-issues) related to love and abundance so when she is doing well, most of us are doing relatively well too.
Here are the Venus hot dates for May 2016.
May 9 – a super romantic night – book the babysitter!
May 10 – ditto but also really good for cash too. Confidence abounds re romance and riches!
May 13/14 – there is power, passion, love and amazing chances to manifest riches in the air today – suck it up!
May 24 – a night when sexual tension is high but watch out, there could also be tension re cash…
Here is some more info about what Venus’ stay in Taurus for most of this month means for your sign:
Venus is currently moving through your ninth house of study, travel and adventure. If you’re about to head off into the wild blue yonder on an adventure, you really do have the stars on your side. Expect excitement, fun and plenty of excellent memories to come home with. If you’re going with a lover, it could be an extremely romantic getaway which teaches you both about each other. If you’re off somewhere as a single and you’re open to meeting someone, that could be exactly what happens. If you’re not going anywhere during this cycle, all is far from lost. Singles could find themselves drawn to someone from out of town now, while couples have a chance to step back from their relationship for a moment, to see the Big Picture of where you’re going and what you’re doing. Be grateful for what you have. The part of your chart being stimulated by Venus is also the part of your chart which broadens your mind. Love, romance, adventure, study and self-improvement will all do that for you, now and over the next four weeks. Foreigners and people recently returned from out of town or overseas should also hold extra interest.
ALSO FYI HERE ARE THE MAY NEW MOON TIMES … REMEMBER TO DO YOUR NEW MOON MANIFESTING!
New Moon at 17 degrees in Taurus
SYDNEY: May 7, 5.29am
LONDON: May 6, 8.29pm
MONTREAL/NEW YORK: May 6, 3.29pm
AUCKLAND: May 7, 7.29am
PARIS: May 6, 9.29pm
The May New Moon in Taurus
This is a really wonderfully ‘placed’ New Moon for anyone who likes to do New Moon wishing and intention setting. Reason being, it takes place very handily on a Friday night, all the better for getting together with a couple of friends to set your intentions for the month ahead ( but you can also do it just as well alone). If you’re wanting some kind of second chance, this New Moon could assist you, as it’s taking place very close to Mercury which is currently retrograde. This is also a very energised New Moon which speaks of transformation. It’s closest link with the change-maker Pluto. The potential now for profound change is huge but you have to tap into it. Decide where you want change and step up. It’s time to do OH so much more than simply ‘make an effort’!
And this is what it means for your sign… (note that it’s the same place as you will currently find Venus so all these messages have double power!)
The New Moon is in your 9th House, the part of your chart related to study, travel, adventure, and The Great Cosmic Quest. Re study, travel and adventure – just remember that you have a rush of new energy in both those parts of your life, so if you have plans in those areas, then you can the skies’ support. This part of your chart is about seeing The Big Picture of your life. Getting things in perspective. It’s about higher learning and self-improvement. This is the month to open your eyes to the big wide world rather than fretting about all the little details on the home front.
Love is in the air
It doesn’t matter which Star Sign you are, this New Moon also looks very promising for love and abundance, thanks to the romantic Venus links taking place shortly after the New Moon. Venus is the planet of love and abundance and after the New Moon will link first to soulmates planet Neptune and then to lucky Jupiter. If you’re seeking more love or abundance in your life, take time out on the New Moon night to let the Universe know your desires. It might feel a big childish but drawing a picture of what you want with coloured pens and really envisaging it working out in your mind’s eye is a super powerful exercise. Don’t believe it? Try it and see. But remember the secret to manifesting is believing what you’re aiming for can happen – feel it already real in your body.
Affirmation of the month “Everything is always working out for me!”
The Archangel guiding this New Moon is Chamuel, who can help you find whatever you’re looking for. The Goddess of this New Moon is Hathor, the Egyptian Goddess of joy, love and motherhood.
This month’s power dates for all the signs…
May Moonscope Message
Aries – the New Moon this month is in your Self-Esteem Zone. It’s time for you to rate yourself more highly – that will also boost your bank balance.
Taurus – the New Moon this month is in your sign bringing you your annual chance to ditch any bad habits and start all over again!
Gemini – the Full Moon this month is very intense and you’re in the firing line. Deal with any issues, rather than suppressing your feelings.
Cancer – make up to 10 wishes around 8.30pm on May 6 – the New Moon is in your Wishing Zone and super-charging your dreams!
Leo – May is the time for you to focus on work goals. What do you want for yourself professionally in the coming 12 months?
Virgo – you need to find a balance between the work you’re obliged to do and your own need for some inner peace and family time.
Libra – there is a new start for you when it comes to cash this month. It could be an old joint venture money-making scheme finally bearing fruit.
Scorpio – the New Moon this month is in your love zone. An old issue can be worked out at last. For some, an ex is back on the scene.
Sagittarius – the Full Moon in your sign this month means it’s time to turn the corner. Forgive and forget the past. Look to the future instead.
Capricorn – life might be intense for you but you need some light and shade. Use May to remember what lots of fun feels like.
Aquarius – if you wish things could go back more to the way they used to be at home or with family, you could get your wish this month.
Pisces – it’s time for you to start expressing how you really feel, the way you used to before you got so worried about what others think.
Then there is the Full Moon… here are the times around the world…
Full Moon at 2 degrees Sagittarius
SYDNEY: May 22, 7.14am
LONDON: May 21, 10.14pm
MONTREAL/NEW YORK: May 21, 5.14pm
AUCKLAND: May 22, 9.14am
PARIS: May 21, 11.14pm
Here’s what that means for your sign
The last few weeks have most likely seen you giving Number One priority to your career. If that’s the case, you can expect your personal life to start demanding some more of your attention now, as the Full Moon takes place across your career and family zones. It’s all very fabulous doing brilliantly at work and getting kudos (or at least managing to hold your own). But don’t let your ego lead you into thinking that that’s the most important part of life. Because it’s just not. Sure, there will be time to start to focus again on your professional life, but right now, if you listen to the Stars, you will hear them reminding you to take care of your personal life.
The chakra to focus on this month at the time of the Full Moon is the Crown, which is violet and located at the top of your head. This is the chakra that connects you to the Divine, to spirit, to Source. It’s also the seat of what’s called your ‘cosmic consciousness’. That is the part of us that knows we are actually part of God, that we are spiritual beings having human experiences, that we are all connected to all life everywhere. To stimulate this chakra, imagine a spinning violet disc at the top of your head. You can also chant the mantra “Ahhh…” Do this at the time of the Full Moon and upliftment could well follow.
The Archangel and Goddess guiding this Full Moon
The Archangel of the Full Moon is Raguel. The Goddess of the Full Moon in Fortuna.
Release and relax with the Full Moon…
Rescu’s Yasmin Boland would like to offer you a free 15 minute meditation to listen to as you fall asleep in the lead up to and on the night of the Full Moon – just click here
Have a wonderful month!
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