Monday, May 9, 2011

Astro Tips for May 2011

New Moon in Taurus on May 3

When the Sun moves through Aries, there is a push to initiate plans and action. When the Sun moves through Taurus, determination gives substance to the impulse to act. As it turned out, the combination of extreme Aries energy and the Sun in Taurus was good for something. The Navy Seal Operation in Pakistan was connected with the New Moon in Taurus that occurred on May 3. Uranus, Venus, Mercury, Jupiter and Mars were in the sign of Aries. It takes Aries kind of courage, adrenalin, and physical/mental expertise to execute such a difficult undertaking. Aries is the brave, strong and well-trained hero or heroine. Aries is also highly intelligent. Aries rules the head, where we keep our brains! Meanwhile the Sun in Taurus gave determination, tenacity, and patience to substantiate the operation and make it real. The dark moon was just on the edge of moving into Taurus to give us a “new moon.” Bin Laden and his entourage were taken by surprise during the dark of the moon by risk-taking Aries heroes who had Taurus tenacity.

In addition to the collection of Aries energy, there was a big T-cross (or T-square) during the New Moon that involved Pluto, Saturn, Uranus, Venus and Mercury. There were many challenges and the operation required skills about which most of us will never know a thing. Surely there will be a movie and we will vicariously experience this amazing accomplishment by the Navy Seals.

Full Moon in Scorpio May 17

Now as we approach the Full Moon, planets Mars, Mercury and Venus step into solid Taurus. For those who expended a lot of energy during the loaded Aries period, it will be time to rest. Hopefully those Navy Seals are on vacation. For other people, perhaps plans and intentions will finally fall into some organized spreadsheet and we can begin to make methodical progress. But wait, more T squares! The Full Moon (26 degrees of Scorpio) is May 17. The Moon and the Sun are starting to square Neptune and Chiron at this time. For individuals who are tuned in to their intuition and psychic hunches, this is a powerful Full Moon. It’s a great time to meditate, have a reading, or reach inside and outside for guidance. This might be an excellent time to focus on emotional healing. On the collective, societal level, Neptune’s T square might bring more secrets out into the open. Political intrigue is ongoing.

The Pluto/Uranus Saga Continues

Pluto is still in its T-square with Uranus. Personally I expect to see more power hungry people trying to enforce their will on the rest of us. Pluto is in Capricorn. Pluto is the planet that eliminates what isn’t working. Right now it looks like we are experimenting with what works and what doesn’t work. Capricorn rules the status quo and those who are at the top of the totem pole (or want to be at the top). Pluto in Capricorn wants us to make some adjustments in how we manage power and leadership. However, those in power are not going to give up their power quickly. The oil companies still want their subsidies even if Pluto in Capricorn is shaking a finger. This energy continues for a few more years. These are difficult times and we are all actors on this stage. We have our parts to perform, but are we capable of reading the whole play? Maybe the best we can do is pay attention to our own little corner of the world. It’s a lot just to figure out our own empowerment and how to manage it.

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