There are two eclipses in May, which will affect most of the month. Eclipses bring endings, the proverbial one door closing so that another one can open. Think of starting your summer ventures after the new moon on eclipse on May 9. By then you will have dropped the plans that aren’t so good and know what you want to do.
The square, a 90-degree tension aspect, between Uranus and Pluto is exact by degree in May. Since 2008 Pluto in the sign of Capricorn has been undermining and transforming governments, corporations, and all that we call the establishment. Uranus in the rebellious sign of Aries enhances that process and we see people acting and speaking for freedom, e.g., the Arab Spring, occupy Wall St. the Tea Party, and personal upheaval around you. This peaks again in May but will continue for another two years.
Enjoy May, the month when Earth shows off her beauty.
May 1 – Moon in Capricorn, VC from 10:07 am until 10:20 am when it enters Aquarius. (VC periods can be short). Mercury enters Taurus and turns your thoughts to the beauty of Mother Earth and what you can do to help nurture her. Indulge all of your senses. The Sun and Pluto stroll together and enjoy a dance around the Maypole. It’s a day to watch your steps as you move forward and make change in your life.
May 2 – Moon in Aquarius. It’s a good day to put your thoughts towards practical use. Take them out of your mind and make them real. Don’t stick to any fixed opinions that are no longer productive. Keep you mind wide open and make space for original ideas to enter. Try to really listen to what people say to you. Get tomorrow’s important work done today.
May 3 – Moon VC Aquarius, enters Pisces 2:25 pm. The Sun and Chiron work together to offer you an opportunity for healing. It’s a good day for receiving a massage or any kind of therapy that involves the body. Pay attention to your dreams and the hints about healing that they contain. You can resume planting late this afternoon.
May 4 – Moon in Pisces. It’s another good night and day for dreaming. Enjoy your time in the garden and yard with this good energy for planting and transplanting. Listen to the plants and let them tell you where they want to be. Help an elderly neighbor or relative in his/her yard and garden. Meditate by water and if you’re in a warm place, submerge yourself in it. Today will be a mellow day.
May 5 – Moon in Pisces, VC from 12 pm until 9:03 am when it enters Aries. You can make some permanent changes in your life and surroundings with little effort as long as you have the right motivation. Be clear in your speech and tell the truth of the matter. It’s a good day to do research and work on writing projects. It’s a good afternoon for taking a nap.
May 6 – Moon in Aries. Keep busy and try to do as much of the whole week’s work and projects done today. The Solar Eclipse on Thursday makes doing anything at the end of the week unstable. Start your new venture today. Take the first step, break ground, and set things in motion. You need to work by yourself at your own pace and not be distracted by anyone or anything.
May 7 – Moon in Aries, VC 8:40 am. Your mind is sharp and very active and you can follow along with what you started yesterday. Your thinking is practical and down to earth and you’ll come up with remedial solutions to any obstacles you encounter. It’s a good day to write out proposals and applications, but be sure to send them in at a later day.
May 8 – Moon in Taurus. This is the orb of the eclipse and you’ll feel things tilting and wobbling. It’s also the dark of the moon when the energy is slow and tired. Let go of trying to get a lot done and lets things slide, including your diet. Indulge your body with forbidden fruits and lots of chocolate. Catch up on your sleep.
May 9 – Moon in Taurus, VC 8:28 pm. Today’s moon eclipses the Sun at 8:26 pm. We won’t see it but will feel it. An eclipse day is an auspicious day to devote to your spiritual self. Prayer, mantras, and meditation become very powerful. Contemplate the serenity of the earth element. Enhance your spiritual practice with a new ritual.
May 10 – Moon VC Taurus, enters Gemini 5:21 pm. A VC day after an eclipse is like having a hangover. You want to get stuff done but there’s this dragging feeling that makes it seem all so hard. The moon is increasing in light and fertile so it is a good time for planting and enjoying nature. Do all the gardening today since the weekend is a bad time to put seeds in the ground.
May 11 – Moon in Gemini. Today is an idea day – great for all kinds of meetings and holding planning sessions. You will have many productive thoughts that you need to write down since they come so fast. You’ll see how to bring your ongoing projects to maturity. It’s the day to plant mental seeds, not flowers or vegetables. Get together with friends to talk and play games.
May 12 – Moon in Gemini, VC 9:23 am. Call your siblings and figure out how to do something special for Mom today. It would be nice if you could all gather in one place and give thanks to Mom for all the things she did for you when you were young. Or, show appreciation to an older woman friend who has nurtured you. Be youthful and play a lot.
May 13 – Moon in Cancer. You can be down to earth and serious this week. Today is a good day to start home improvements and for making sure that your home and office have adequate security. Venus and Neptune are at odds and insist that you see where your thoughts about your life conflict with your dreams. You may feel a need to change partners. It’s a prime day for planting.
May 14 – Moon in Cancer. Another great planting day so make time to do it. Family matters take precedence over your other desires. Give a serious look at your finances and see if you need to redo your budget or make your investments more secure. It’s a good day to make money decisions. Work double hard and do tomorrow’s important work so you can glide through the VC period.
May 15 – Moon VC Cancer, enters Leo 6:38 pm. Mercury enters Gemini and your mind speeds up, ready to encounter new information. He will help you multi-task and enable you to juggle a lot of balls in the air. Keep planting since the weekend is under a barren moon. It’s a good night to see and hear live entertainment.
May 16 – Moon in Leo. Let your creative energy out to play and express your artistic self. Try to make something beautiful that you can share with someone who needs some cheering up. Use your inner optimism to coach and encourage a friend or co-worker. Read and review a friend’s written work. It’s a day to shine and sparkle.
May 17 – Moon in Leo. You’ll be in the mood for fun so leave your work for tomorrow, if you can, and play today. You’ll want to feel free to be spontaneous and stay in the moment, not on a schedule. Buy some new toys for the kids and for yourself. Tell your loved ones how much you care. Be generous with your hugs and kisses.
May 18 –Moon in Virgo. This is a work-oriented weekend when you can get all your chores done and out of the way. Clean up the yard and put the garden in order, but don’t plant. Recycle and get rid of cutter. It’s a good day for the tedious detail type of work. Catch up on your reading as you go through those piles of magazines and journals. Eat a healthy dinner,
May 19 – Moon in Virgo. You’ll want to continue with the clean up and tidying you started yesterday. Take advantage of the emphasis on the earth element and stay focused on what’s in front of you. You can see what needs to be fixed and how to do it. Make your plans for the Summer including making lists of what you need to buy. It will feel good to look back and see all you got done this weekend.
May 20 – Moon in Virgo, VC from 12:48 pm until 1:07 pm when it enters Libra. The Sun enters Gemini at 5:10 pm. There will be a big shift of energy today, think of currents mixing in a stream. Use this last day of Taurus practicality to make decisions about building, landscaping, buying art and music, and investing your money. Pluto and Uranus square off for the third time this year and you will feel an urgency to make big change in your status quo.
May 21 – Moon in Libra. It’s an airy day when your mind takes charge and you can think your way out of any problem. You’ll feel light and free and ready to discard the things that have been dragging you down. Plant flowers to celebrate the new energy and buy some to give as presents for those who you love. Get the last remains of winter out of your house. Do tomorrow’s work today.
May 22 – Moon VC Libra, enters Scorpio 4:55 pm. Enjoy the lovely day and take time to do what the cliché says and smell the flowers. Be as lazy as you want to be while not ignoring your responsibilities. It’s a good day for therapies that get you talking. Toss around ideas with your partner to come up with different ways of sharing the daily chores.
May 23 – Moon in Scorpio. Do your gardening today and tomorrow since the weekend has a barren moon. Rearrange your schedule because of this so that you can plant on these very fertile days. Make sure to get tomorrow’s important jobs done today too. Emotions are running in high gear and it may be hard to take yourself out of the picture.
May 24 – Moon in Scorpio, VC from 9:55 am until 5:49 pm when it enters Sagittarius. Focus on one aspect of work and do it well. You’ll do best when you are working on what you want to work on. It’s a good day for introspection and reviewing your personal needs. Take another look at any problems you’ve had with friends over the past weeks and take the high road to forgive and forget.
May 25 – Moon in Sagittarius. Today’s full moon is eclipsed. It is a powerful day for meditation and spiritual practices. This is the weekend to go to a retreat where you join others in opening to higher consciousness. Travel to a place that feels holy to you, one that gives you inspiration. It is not a good day for any worldly pursuits.
May 26 – Moon VC Sagittarius, enters Capricorn 5:28 pm. Today is another day to nurture your spirituality. The Sun and Neptune challenge you to let go of your ego and enhance your compassion. You’ll feel spaced out from the eclipse and Neptune and the VC energy. Use the day for rest and relaxation and a long walk. Hang out with the people who are good role models.
May 27 – Moon in Capricorn. You may want to ignore that fact that today is a holiday and get back to work. You can be productive and it’s a great day for serious accomplishment. Your mind is flowing with ideas and practical thoughts and you have the concentration to put your concepts into form. You can set up a plan for the summer and make a schedule so it all gets done.
May 28 – Moon in Capricorn, VC from 2:40 pm until 5:48 pm when it enters Aquarius. Today is a day to try your fortune. You will be lucky with money and lucky in love. Use the first part of the day to write out applications and proposals for scholarships, grants, new jobs, and loans. Buy a lottery ticket. Sign up with an online dating site tonight or spend some serious time on the one you belong to, you may win the jackpot and find a partner.
May 29 – Moon in Aquarius. Today has an emphasis on air and the wonderful world of ideas. Feed your mind with all sorts of nourishing information. Write a lot of emails and letters in order to communicate with your friends who are spread all over the world. Have some delicious conversations. Take your mind on a trip to exciting places by reading, watching, hearing things that are unknown to you.
May 30 – Moon in Aquarius, VC 7:57 pm, enters Pisces 8:30 pm. It’s easy put your personal concerns aside and see the bigger picture of any matter. You can make sharp, clear decisions from this vantage point, decisions that will stick. Finish up ongoing work. Find a way to help out with a community project.
May 31 – Moon in Pisces. You can start planting again, the long barren spell is over for a couple of days. Mercury enters Cancer to turn your thoughts to home, family, and the past. He enhances your imagination. Mars enters Gemini and you do best handling short jobs and tasks. Your ability to stay with the same thing is gone for a while. He makes you move fast and scatters your energy so you can deal with a lot at once.
Arlan Wise Astrology
Images: Stolen Child Tarot by Monica Knighton