The high point this week is a lucky face-off between Mars and Jupiter. There is not much Stargazing activity to point to for the May planetary energies, so hopefully that means you can tend to a wide variety of items on your list. The most unusual topic is the Blue Moon on May 17th. The original indicator of a Blue Moon was the third of four full moons in a season, so this is a seasonal blue moon. Somehow, in modern times, the interpretation changed to it being two full moons in a month, and it stuck. In the middle of May, both Venus and Mars move into more stable signs, Taurus and Cancer, respectively. That should help you get focused on practical priorities.
On Monday, April 29th, Saturn turns retrograde until late September. This shift into reverse marks the best
time of year to review your career situation, reevaluate your life’s direction, and consolidate your resources. The Saturn mantra is “less is more” so allow this four and one-half time period to take you back over the actions of the past and weed out that which you no longer need.
So now, the three planets that will align in Capricorn in 2020 are moving retrograde until fall. This provides the necessary opportunity to put your past in order as you prepare for the big changes that are coming later this year into 2020 and the new decade.
The New Moon is on Saturday May 4that15 degrees Taurus. The earth and fire elements are very strong now, supporting you to bring creative passions down into the earth plane for practical application. This energy adds grounding and support for Saturn retrograde, and brings a pragmatic and organized time period.
The “dark” New Moon brings a quiet time that is perfect for planting the seeds of “new beginnings” like better time management, healthy eating, doing the work you love, and making sound financial decisions.
During the next two-week period will get a boost from the Taurus energies of the New Moon on Sunday, May 5th, when Mars opposes Jupiter. This lucky aspect between the planet of dynamic energy and the planet of good fortune increases your personal confidence as well as bringing the energy of adventure and risk taking.
The downside is a tendency to overreach and rely more on luck than effort and hard work. So, if your planning to set out on a new path, Jupiter, the planet of expansion and luck is on your side. Just be sure to keep a discerning eye on the past and what you’ve learned as well as a steady hand on the steering wheel of the energy that will bring you your future, an energy that has no bounds.
At the same time, there is a T-Square pattern in the planetary sky, giving you the unbalanced feeling of sitting on a three-legged chair that should have four legs. One leg has expansive Jupiter opening you to higher philosophy and adventure. The opposite leg is impatient Mars trying to do too many things at once. Dreamy Neptune is in the position of the third leg, and he just wants to go off into his private cave to shut out the busy world and meditate. The missing leg is in the sign Virgo, asking you to simplify your life and needs, to get organized, and to bring forth the visualization for higher service. Make a plan and work the plan. Make sure you are grounded to avoid getting scattered and mentally exhausted. The good news is, that this conflicting pattern motivates you to get things done. Yes – it’s now the time to create your unlimited realities!
How will you sleep early on May 1st? Mental Mercury makes a challenging square aspect to restrictive Saturn overnight, and that can make for a restless sleep. But that shifts on the morning of the 1st through Friday morning when the moon moves through active Aries. Time to get up and get moving.
Saturday is the exciting, annual Kentucky Derby day.
Sunday, Cinco de,Mayo, is a quiet day under a void-of course moon. Astrologers do not like to take important actions or make significant purchases when the moon is in its introspective phase. It’s better to meditate, do laundry, create a to-do list, or other mundane tasks.
That's it for this week. See you again in May.