May 2017

May 2017

The month of May 2017 is dedicated to the exchange of information and overcoming differences.

The month of May 2017 is a generally a "quiet" month.
This is mainly due to the harmonious trine between Saturn in Sagittarius and Uranus in Aries.
The planetary Bridge was formed on December 10, 2016.
From May 1 and June 6, 2017, this planetary bridge will be re-established for the second time.
The third and last time Saturn and Uranus “bridge” each other will be between October 28 and November 26, 2017.
This supporting energy takes place only once in 45 years and should be seen as planetary band aid during this turbulent period.
This planetary dance shows possibilities to manifest unconventional ideas within the structures and make positive changes!
Saturn trine Uranus ensures stability in the world. The planetary safety net in this polarized world. Saturn trine Uranus leads to the practical application of new scientific and technological breakthroughs, new forms of economic and political organizations, coalitions, new forms of collaboration and citizen initiatives.
Saturn trine Uranus builds a bridge from the old to the new.
Jupiter in Libra is in retrograde until June 8, 2017.
The period of choice to negotiate, to talk things out or to make up. A time to step into the breach when there is injustice.

Of course there is another side to the coin.
At the end of May 2017, Venus will square Pluto and Mars and Saturn will face each other in the celestial arena.
And the fact that Jupiter, Saturn and Pluto are in retrograde doesn’t make it any easier.

But first, let's see what May 2017 has in store for us.

May 2017 opens with the Celtic feast of Beltane that symbolizes the marriage between the goddess and the god, the union of man and woman which is reflected in human relations. It is the feast of the goddess Freya, the goddess of love, fertility and sensuality. Beltane symbolizes the transition from Spring to Summer.

As of May 3, 2017 Mercury resumes its direct orbit around our Sun at 24º17 in Aries.
Mercury merges with Uranus in Aries and this gives a clear impetus, the feeling of awakening.
Before this heavenly messenger choose a higher gear, we are given the opportunity to finish unfinished business or rectify all that went wrong during the period of retrogradation.
With this Mercury in Aries energy we tend to make quick decisions. But Mercury is still in its shadow period in which the balance needs to be found again.
Until the end of May 2017, there will be still delays and confusion, detours, misunderstandings or internet and computer problems. From the New Moon in Gemini on May 25, 2017 most problems belong to the past. The shadow period of Mercury in Aries is a great period of creative self-expression through the spoken or written word, for instance the presentation of a book or a media performance.

On May 6 and May 7, 2017, we enjoy the Aquariids Meteor shower in the constellation Aquarius. There may be as many as 60 meteors falling per hour! These "shooting stars" are dust particles from the comet Halley.

On May 7 2017, the President of France will be elected after the deciding second round.
Astrologically, it appears that Marine Le Pen, with her Front National, is going to be in for a surprise that Sunday.

From May 9 2017, the North Node moves into Leo and the South Node into Aquarius.
The lunar nodes symbolize our collective karma and evolutionary journey. Leo symbolizes the personal heart, Aquarius symbolizes the collective heart.
Themes and topics during this period are relating with the self versus the collective and how you live your life, your self-expression. The next eighteen months are colored by togetherness, the thinking with the heart and feeling with the mind. This important shift of the lunar nodes to Leo last until November 7, 2018.

On May 10, 2017, the Full Moon is in Scorpio. The Sun in Taurus is then opposite the Moon in Scorpio. With this Full Moon we are aware of our deepest desires and the ability to allow these desires to be fulfilled or not.
A day of "all or nothing".
Read more about this confrontational Full Moon under NEWS on this website.

In the second week of May 2017, Mars is in Gemini is trine Jupiter in Libra.
This feels to many like a second chance and even though Jupiter is in retrograde!

On Friday, May 19th, 2017, the harmonic trine between Saturn in Sagittarius in retrograde and Uranus in Aries is exact at 26º24! A great day for any process which carries the theme of renewal.

The Sun on May 21, 2017 will cross the threshold of Gemini.
With the Sun in Gemini, we get a more inquisitive, social energy which is open to new experiences.

As you know, Saturn in Sagittarius is square to Chiron in Pisces and this effect holds for the entire year 2017.
The square between Saturn and Chiron brings the cause of the pain of our inner child to light and how the adult inner child can be healed. Chiron square Saturn asks us to break with old pain, self-pity, self-destructive behavior and avoiding responsibility.
From May 23, 2017 a T-square is formed between Mars in Gemini, Saturn in retrograde in Sagittarius and Chiron in Pisces. Until early June 2017, this T-square reminds us of the need to release old karmic pain. The collective guilt as a result of the collective dominance and pain due to repression and many senseless wars is going back for many generations.
The T-Square cries for forgiveness, understanding and love in a divided and polarized world. Chiron is therefore the karmic bridge between the past and the present, between the intolerant and obstructive pain and our loving spiritual destiny.

On May 25, 2017, we see the New Moon in Gemini. A Super Moon!
This Super Moon brings a fresh breeze through our lives.
With this New Moon in Gemini intentions are being made for the next four weeks.
It's like a new chapter in our lives!
What do you want to achieve? What would you change? Where do you want to go?
Read more about the New Moon in Gemini under NEWS on my website!

On May 26 2017, Venus in Aries and Pluto in Capricorn form a square. On this day, there may be frictions in all types of relationships that have to do with love or financial considerations.

On May 29, 2017, Mars in Gemini forms an exact opposition with Saturn in Sagittarius.
The last week of May 2017 is colored by restlessness and frustration.
Competitive drive and forced behavior can lead to problems in all kinds of relationships.

May 2017 concludes with beneficial aspects on May 31, 2017!

The truth is all that matters.
Masks off, no superficial behavior or beating about the bush.
We need to come clean!

Have a beautiful month of May!