May comes under the sign Taurus, the Bull. Taureans are steadfast, loyal, nurturing, and creative. Often, they are wonderful cooks, and can have an affinity for plants, animals, and the Earth. May starts out with Beltane, the midpoint between the Spring Equinox and Summer Solstice. May 2nd is lovely, with the Moon in Virgo trining,the Sun, Mercury, and Uranus, all in Taurus, bringing good communication and innovative ideas. 5/3 is a good day, by the afternoon. In the morning, the Moon opposes Neptune, making our feelings a little fuzzy. It inclines one to fantasy and wishful thinking, or, worse, denial. By the afternoon, that wears off, and then we have two beautiful trines, from the Moon in Virgo to both Jupiter and Pluto in Capricorn. This is a wonderful opportunity to step into optimism, faith, and alchemy. Seize this moment.
5/4 is very good, with the Moon in Libra forming a Trine to Saturn in Aquarius. This is very stabilizing. Add in the Sun in Taurus conjunct to Mercury, where focus and communication is enhanced, we have a very strong day. May 5th, Cinco De Mayo, is complicated. Let’s break it down. First, we have the Moon forming three Inconjunct, or Quincunx aspects. A Quincunx is where the two planets are 150 degrees apart. This is an aspect of frustration, because the planets involved in it are energetically disconnected from each other. In this case, the Sun, Mercury, and Neptune. We may feel temporarily stuck or frustrated by either the Race Minds stubbornness, or the denial we’re seeing. Or, it may help us to look at areas within ourselves that need to be cleared. The Moon then trines Mars and Venus, forming a Grand Trine in the Air signs, Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius. This is so beautiful. It brings grace, clarity, and movement forward.
How do I want to describe the Full Moon on 5/7? Well, it’s intense, that’s for sure. The Moon in Scorpio is always intense. Trust me on this. This Full Moon brings the opportunity to raise our vibration, and power through obstacles. It’s fierce, and we could all use a little bit of that right now. It’s a no bullshit, take no prisoners Full Moon. It’s pretty cool. Set your intention to manifest your dreams.
5/10 is Mother’s Day. It’s an excellent day to honor the people in your life, yourself included, who truly know how to nurture. Who embody the qualities of compassion, empathy, and courage. I say courage, because it definitely takes courage to be an Empath. Mothering the planet is not for wimps.
Saturn turns retrograde on the 11th, Venus turns retrograde on the 13th, and Jupiter turns retrograde on the 14th. Wow. This is a good time to review how we deal with fear and loss, ( Saturn), our definition of love, including self-love, ( Venus), and how we overextend, or over give.( Jupiter).
5/16 and 5/17 are both very good. The Moon in spiritual Pisces makes several wonderful aspects.
The Sun enters Gemini on 5/20. The Gemini New Moon is on 5/22, with both planets trine to Saturn in Aquarius. This is strong and stabilizing. Memorial Day on 5/25 has the Moon in Cancer trine to Mars in Pisces. This is a day to listen to your intuition about what the word “ family” means to you, and to celebrate whatever that is.
With all that is going on in the world right now, the changes, the transitions, the transformations, may this month comfort you, nurture you, and may your Soul’s work deliver you to your true destination. Blessings, Reverend Judith Star-Medicine