On Sunday, May 1st, 2016, we celebrate the Feast of Beltane, the feast of the marriage of the Goddess and God, the union of man and woman which is reflected in human relations. It is the festival of the goddess Freya, goddess of love, fertility and Sensuality, it is the festival that symbolizes the transition from Spring to Summer.
Also on May 1, 2016, the fair Venus enters its own sign Taurus and accompanies the Sun in Taurus until May 20th. Venus remains in Taurus until May 24th.
The first three weeks of May are colored by earthly energies of Venus and its ruler, the earth sign Taurus.
Financial and material security, but also beauty, music, sensuality, comfort and solid values and relationships are highlighted. Colors, smells and sounds nourish the soul and consciousness.
The energy of Taurus brings us in touch with our physical senses and our needs.
On May 6, 2016, we see a New Super Moon in the earth sign of Taurus.
This New Moon is all about the beauty and abundant gifts of Mother Earth, the Earth, the tangible, tactile, audible and visible, including relationships, appreciation, beauty, sensuality, physical and financial guarantees. Taurus wants to feed the soul, to care for the soul, to feel secure.
This New Moon in Taurus is especially beneficial to business and financial activities. All that involves peace and stability.
It would be a good day to start a new business. Or a day at your desk to put things in order and to pay bills.
Because of this stable New Moon at the beginning of the month, May 2016 is devoted to how we deal with the concept of possessions.
Many of us life live in a constant fear of losing whatever "possession" means. The constant fear of financial losses and material defect makes us insecure. Holding on to 'possession' hinders growth. Letting go is in fact growth.
On 9 May 2016 Jupiter in Virgo turns direct. From that moment on there will be a growing interest in health, medicine, healthy habits, nutrition and sports. Until early February 2017 the direct Jupiter means a period of hard work. Go for it. Jupiter is the planet of luck and expansion. In the earthly Virgo, fiery Jupiter does not feel at home so well. Here, Jupiter is more restrained, but supports and rewards dedication and hard work. Good time to eliminate unhealthy habits from your life and to look for new ways to involve more to give substance to your life. Jupiter retrograded from January 7, 2016. A good time to go back to school or to make New Year’s resolutions come true.
From May 23 until May 31, Jupiter forms an exact square with Saturn in Sagittarius.
This Square stresses: Letting go of the old and seek out new paths.
On 9 May 2016, a magnificent astronomical phenomenon can be observed! A rare transition of Mercury. Seen from Earth, we see the small planet Mercury slides in front of the Sun as a small black dot.
On 12 and 13 May Venus and Mercury retrograde at 17º Taurus form an earthly trine with Pluto in Capricorn. These are social, economic and financial auspicious days, especially if you have planets in your natal chart at 16º-18º in Taurus, Virgo or Capricorn.
The world is in a time of great political and economic changes. This strong wave of change will continue until the end of June 2016.
Mars, the planet of action, energy and war went retrograde on April 17, 2016 in Sagittarius and will return this month back into Scorpio. Until June 28, 2016 Mars will be retrograde. Plans need to be reviewed before they can be translated into action. The retrograde period of Mars is intended to revise or to perfect plans. Military campaigns are delayed during this period.
In May and June 2016, the developments of March 2016 will be developed.
In the Summer of 2016, further action is to be expected.
Saturn in Sagittarius also retrogrades in May 2016.
The wise old Saturn in the philosophical Sagittarius teaches us about our beliefs, intolerance, dogma and self-righteousness.
Until December 2017, Saturn in Sagittarius will have a major impact on the political landscape. Saturn went retrograde from March 25 2016 until August 12, 2016 and makes us aware of the fact that beliefs can not be imposed.
Saturn teaches us to find the truth, to be tactful, to respect each other's opinion, to listen more and to speak less.
Saturn squares Neptune in 2016.
A slow transit which is also noticeable in May 2016. This sobering is a wake-up call from the dream. A reality-check. Are your dreams realistic or just the castles in the air?
It's time to get your head of the clouds and go to work. Break with any form of addiction: not just drugs or alcohol, but also other addictions such as gambling, materialism, unhealthy relationships, overspending, overeating, anxiety, the need for approval and fear itself.
What is holding you back? Let it go and free yourself. Liberation is possible only if you are willing to address the problems and take full responsibility for yourself. This applies in particular to the Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius and Pisces.
During this period, many celebrities from the music, art and film world cross over to eternal light.(Saturn = end) and (Neptune in Pisces = the dream world).
With Saturn in Sagittarius squaring Neptune in Pisces, (November 2015 until September 2016), we feel the tension between reality and the intangible. We want answers from the spiritual world.
We feel the hunger for the meaning of life, we crave for answers in light of the tragic events in the world.
Pluto is the planet of transformation and in Capricorn, Pluto will demolish the old way in order to rebuild. The Pluto square with Uranus shows that this has been achieved through the path of revolution. The tearing down of the old structures to make way for the new. In the coming years, many changes will follow in the slipstream of this intense Square.
On April 18, 2016 Pluto went retrograde and will turn direct from September 26, 2016. Use this retrograde period for inner transformation and letting go of old ways of thinking and judging.
On May 20, 2016, the Sun enters the air sign of Gemini. A very different energy from Taurus. The earthly energy of Taurus is followed by a more inquisitive, social energy in which we are open to new experiences. On this very day, Mercury, the ruler of Gemini turns direct again from retrogradation! Mercury is still in Taurus, so in case of delay in respect of work and finances, there will be momentum in business with high probability of success.
On May 21, 2016, Full Moon shines in fiery Sagittarius. The Sun in Gemini allows the Moon in Sagittarius to shine in her full glory.
This Full Moon provides high energy ....
With this energy irritations run high and people are short-tempered. So it is advisable to be careful on the road and in confrontations.
The Full Moon also shows the result of all that is created from the Solar Eclipse of March 9, 2016, is conceived, created and composed. Now you can see the big picture in order to draw out future goals.
Mars was during the Solar Eclipse of March 9, 2016 stationed at 1º Sagittarius. Mars went retrograde from April 17, 2016 and on May 24, 2016, once again, Mars returns at 1º Sagittarius, the fiery position of the Solar Eclipse of March 9, 2016. It is very likely that on this day something big is going to take place, for instance an attack, natural disaster or the death of an important person. In any case, it is likely that the Eclipse of March 9, 2016 will be revived.
On May 25, 2016 the fair Venus enters the airy and cheerful sign of Gemini. In Gemini, Venus wants to enjoy herself, exchange thoughts, have a break, pay a visit, share many interests and hobbies, chatting on the phone or carelessly chatting on the Internet.
On May 26 2016 Jupiter in Virgo squares Saturn in Sagittarius.
A business and financial challenge. Long-term objectives collide with the present circumstances. Responsibilities are being avoided, but instead we must work hard to achieve goals. Of course, nothing is free in this world. And that is the message of this Square.
Also this month, Mars retrogrades in fiery Sagittarius.
Mars is the planet of action and energy. Mars feels fine in the fiery Sagittarius. The energy is independent, freedom-loving, optimistic and philosophical. But when Mars retrogrades in Sagittarius, it gets a self-righteous attitude, a kind of cruel bluntness and scattered energy. When Mars retrogrades, is not always easy to keep your anger under control. This is not a good time to start a new business or launching a new product of have an operation.
From May 28, 2016, Mars temporarily returns in Scorpio. Until August 2, 2016, we are faced with obsessive tendencies or a desire to get what you want, regardless what the consequences are. Especially at the end of June 2016 emotions run high, when Mars turns direct on June 29, 2016 From August 3, 2016 Mars in Sagittarius it will be full steam ahead.
In short, our ‘all right with the world’ bubble will burst or what's left of it.
Pretending 'everything is fine', turning the blind eye to the suffering in the world, the irreversible climate change, neglect, abuse of power, the lies….
All of this can not continue.
If we continue to live in denial, refusing to accept the reality and not taking responsibility for the choices that have been made and will be made, we deny life as it is.
If we have the courage to open our hearts to each other and use our spiritual wealth we can make the world a better place.
The Universe shows us the way.
Let us make a change now we still have the choice!
A beautiful month of May to you all!