A sense of May!
Mercury has joined the Sun and Uranus in the sign of Taurus bringing a much needed sense of earth based inspiration to us all. Never before have these planets (well the Sun is technically our star!) asked the question ‘Well, what is normal?’ and it’s been so apt.
What is it about ‘old normal’ that you wish to inspire more of for the ‘new’ normal? This is a sentiment to be revisited many times this year however Mercury is very fleetingly giving us all a flavour and then, mid-month, moves us into talking about the new way of being. By the end of the month (having travelled through Taurus, Gemini and into Cancer) he will offer us all a sense that we are the best custodians of who we are – our hearts.
The Full Moon on the 7th will add to the messages although, given that it is in the sign of Scorpio, we may have to allow a gentle unfolding of time. The planets are giving us time and, by the New Moon on the 22nd, we will have begun a process of finding balance through taking one step at a time!
The astrology for May (and beyond) takes us through a number of planetary influences bringing in much to reflect on and consider. There are cycles of retrograde planets which will be either challenging or offer opportunities. Learning, growing, evolving and taking those small opportunities, as they present, will work well. There is a big creative push to break free and allow our unique selves to blossom and be more … well … unique!
However let’s continue our sense of May!
Be gentle with yourself Aries as the planets are unlocking imagination for you on a big scale. It may well feel emotional and even as if you are being challenged to stand still and let things unfold. Towards mid month check contracts with an eye of looking at the detail. And maybe there is a key for you this month Aries – balance out that amazing imagination currently being sparked with checking the details on any paperwork sent to you!
Be gentle with yourself and know that you do not have all of the answers yet and that is perfectly fine.
Taurus we have a warning triangle for you. Money. There is a saying ‘look after the pennies and the pounds look after themselves’ and this is that time. Pay attention to book keeping, accounting, bank statements and the like. Bring your facts and figures to the surface and tick off each direct debit. Do you need to change any passwords? Spend an hour or two on the admin side of things this month. Why?
Next month will bring something delightful forward which you will want to spend time and money on!
Dreams becoming real. Out of all of the signs you really can realise your goals and ambitions. It may well take all of this month, and into next, but you have the energies available to write, do, see and celebrate! What will you decide will manifest over the coming weeks?
The new moon (mid month) is in your sign, Gemini, and that helps you take your message out into the world. However you may also find that there is one part of what you do that feels like a mis-match. With this new moon allow something to end and something else to begin.
Family connections are featured (well always for you Cancerians but a little more so in May!) and you are the one person who brings a group together. It may involve a person not seen nor spoken to for a while – and there is a sense of joyfulness when this happens.
You will not be surprised that this same energy will also allow you to connect with your inner world as well. They say ‘home is where the heart is’ and this is so true for you this month. What is your heart calling you to do? For family? And also for you? Be guided by your dreams and uncover a new sense of purpose along the way!
Please don’t worry that the party has passed you by. It has not. Even without the current situation this would not have been a time for you, Leo, to be socialising. Kings & Queens have to have their time to replenish energy and this is yours.
Establish your own inner authority and stand steadfast for what you believe in. And also listen to your advisors and those you trust.
Enjoy the time for inner calm and stillness, especially at the end of the month, as there will be a time, very soon, when everything gets very noisy!
The month opens with the Moon in your sign and with a growing energy. There is much visibility available for you, Virgo, at the beginning and then a sense of stepping back to allow your message to settle. This is a good time to try photography or film making or even pencil drawings to record your journey.
Virgo is ruled by Mercury and you have quite the starring role this month in helping others to establish their new routines or dreams. And, as the month progresses, your own new pathway emerges.
Sociable ventures are very well starred. Yes you did hear that correctly! There is a very sociable element to the stars for you this month. From a career/work point of view new contacts to be made and, from a personal aspect, people asking you for help. Pace yourself with this as things get quieter as we go through May and on into June when things settle down however, for now, allow yourself to go with the flow as those new people coming in have good ideas and choices. Allow the doors to open and then take time to choose.
The Full Moon is in your sign and you may well find your sleep patterns disturbed with dreams on full beam. The usual advice of herbal teas, writing or doodling, not worrying about a night of disturbance, knowing that tomorrow is another day all applies. It’s a special full moon for you Scorpio as it heralds leaving behind / greeting a new sense of purpose especially as we move towards that next new moon in Gemini.
Mid-month be careful to assess an opportunity coming from a new contact and dig deep for the details!
Dream big Sagittarians and let that glorious imagination roam as far as it can take you. Inside the day dreams & ‘ponderings’ will be a golden nugget of inspiration for a new book or booklet. Would you make time to sit in silence and brew something special if you knew that the result would be something tangible that you could put your name to? See the month as an arc of creativity and use the Full Moon leading to new moon and then, at the end of the month, take stock and get ready to release your offer to a bigger stage.
Capricorn this is your time. You are really coming into your own and being appreciated for your wisdom. As structures change you have been so instrumental in helping others see their way forward. Career wise this is a month where your endeavours are mixed with stop, start, stop and then start again. However every time this happens you will be further along with your plans than you realise.
Use the New Moon energy around the 22nd to take stock of all that you have achieved this year so far. And then let the new ideas gently permeate through.
Mars sets your creative energy buzzing this month. Aquarius, let those ideas and creations flow as there could very well be a new career for you beckoning as an additional source of income. These are exciting developments in the world of work for you over the next few weeks. And people. Oh yes … people. Have you been waiting for someone new, or a new group of people, to enter? As doors open so there is new energy for new dates in your diary and choices to make as to where you go next! Let laughter and fun commence and you will brighten up the world around.
May begins for you with a delightful Neptune opposite the Moon bringing that imagination to the forefront. You have much to offer this month to all of the other signs of the zodiac in the form of inspiration. Deepest dreams, mysteries to uncover, odd thoughts and even sweeping away the cobwebs. Use the time just before the new moon to give cupboards and drawers a spring clean and see what you find. Coins, memories or unfinished projects are waiting for the new Summer light. And enjoy the change of energy as we move from Spring into Summer!
I hope you enjoy your star sign observations!
As always, with love from Alison
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