General Astrology Forecast May 2015

May astrology

1st – Mercury enters Gemini

4th – Full Moon in Scorpio (Full Flower or Full Milk Moon)

7th – Venus enters Cancer

12th – Mars enters Gemini

18th – New Moon in Taurus

19th – Mercury retrograde in Gemini

21st – Sun enters Gemini  – 3 Planet Stellium in Gemini

23rd – Saturn at Opposition to the Sun (Will be at its closest approach to Earth and its face fully illuminated by the Sun. Best time to view or photograph Saturn and its moons)

25th – Mutable Grand Cross – Moon in Virgo square Saturn in Sagittarius square Neptune in Pisces square Sun/Mars conjunct in Gemini square Moon in Virgo. Moon in Virgo opposition Neptune in Pisces. Sun/Mars conjunct opposition Saturn in Sagittarius

28th – Sun/Mercury/Mars conjunct in Gemini

29th – Cardinal Grand Cross: Moon in Libra square Pluto in Capricorn square Uranus/Eris conjunct in Aries square Venus in Cancer square Moon in Libra. Moon in Libra opposition Uranus/Eris conjunct in Aries. Venus in Cancer opposition Pluto in Capricorn

31st – Double Pentagram: Sun, Mercury, Mars conjunct in Gemini, quincunx Moon in Scorpio and Pluto in Capricorn. Pluto in Capricorn quincunx Jupiter and Juno conjunct in Leo trine Uranus and Eris conjunct in Aries, quincunx Moon in Scorpio.

Sun, Mercury, Mars conjunct in Gemini, quincunx Moon in Scorpio and Pluto in Capricorn. Pluto in Capricorn quincunx Jupiter and Juno conjunct in Leo quincunx Chiron in Pisces trine Moon in Scorpio.

A breathtaking month lies ahead of us which begins as Mercury enters his ruling sign of Gemini on the 1st and ends with a Double Pentagram which is going to take us into the heart of our soul desires. Yes, for all of us that deep, as ye unmet need or dream will be broadcasting on a soul level to make it real or at least encourage us to take that first step towards making it so. This can even begin by simply acknowledging it exists if we have denied it for so long.

First however, Mercury enters his ruling sign of Gemini on the 1st and will turn retrograde in here on the 19th. It’s not just what we communicate but how which will be thrown into focus during this period. Fiery Mars also enters Gemini right before the retrograde happens sending us a ‘heads-up’ that we are going to be required to back up what we are saying with action. I should not need to remind you by now that Mercury retro in his ruling sign is bound to bring more snafus, breakdowns, delays and confusion that he is usually capable of. Therefore as usual, allow extra time when travelling and confirm everything before setting out, back-up important files and check everything – at least twice. Unless you can possibly avoid it don’t sign important contracts, make travel arrangements or buy new technology or a car. Unless of course the Mercury retro causes irreparable breakdowns, at which point replacements are in order.

The Scorpio full Moon of the 4th will bring up deep feelings and suppressed desires – readying us for what the Pentagram has in store. Venus glows in her nurturing phase as she enters Cancer on the 7th and connects us not just with our desire to be loved – but to be loving in return and the pleasure that can bring us. Being needed, being there for someone – and someone being there for us in turn, is an intrinsically important part of closeness and intimacy to explore now.

The 18th sees a new Moon appear in earthly and sensual Taurus connecting us to all the pleasures to be found by being in the physical world and our relationship to money, material goods, possessions and above all, self-worth. How we interact with the material world and our relationship to money are soul issues whether we realise this or not. The Sun enters Gemini on the 21st and with Mercury retrograde this could mean shining a light on existing ideas rather than illuminating new ones. Gemini’s themselves could be looking at a year of revival in a key area or the seeds of something planted in the past coming to fruition due to starting their birthday season with their ruler retrograde. What ideas have you had on the backburner for some time? the Sun meeting Mars in here on the 25th will trigger a Mutable Grand Cross which features Saturn – just two days after Saturn himself opposes the Sun. There’s a grand sense of cosmic timing here – something whose time has come now and it could be that very idea you’ve been mulling over. Check within whether there is a soul call to action to do something with it on the 28th when the Sun, Mercury and Mars all meet.

A Cardinal Grand Cross also makes a re-appearance on the 29th and features that Venus in Cancer and asks you to act when it comes to what you have been incubating on a soul level to make this tangible in some way – even if you are challenged over doing so. The pattern is now becoming clear as the message behind these complex movements is revealed by the time we reach the Double Pentagram on the 31st – this is your soul calling. We are all being asked to honour that desire within us, that dream which is part of our soul and our very reason for being here. Many mystical traditions hold that you dreams and desires are part of who you are and it is essential to your soul path to pursue them – something we have forgotten in the west. Here is the star that can guide you. I am not saying you will not meet challenges along the path but it is only when we surmount problems we get a real sense of who we can be – and what our destiny is.