Astrology May 2013
Last Updated on Tuesday, 07 May 2013 08:34 Written by tier2admin Tuesday, 02 April 2013 16:13
May 2013 Astrology Forecast
Breakdown or Breakthrough
We are entering an eclipse month. Eclipses are game-changers, speeding up life, throwing curveballs, and forcing you to improvise or adapt. Time can seem to jump ahead and what didn’t seem possible a few short months ago is suddenly not only possible but water under the bridge.
We start off May with Mars, the planet of action, opposing Saturn, the planet of delay and caution. As you might guess, this can produce tension, a bit like a motorcycle trying to move a house. Here’s the thing to keep close: just because you know where you want to head doesn’t mean you should take off without a plan. If there’s a battle between Mars and Saturn, my money goes on Saturn. It’s a bit like the fable about the hare and the tortoise: Mars is quick out of the gate, but Saturn tends to cross the finish line.
We are also heading into another Uranus-Pluto square, so tensions will continue to rise, especially starting around mid-month and into the full moon eclipse on May 25th. In short, for some this month will be a bit of a pressure-cooker: keep breathing and keep your head.
May 9, 2013 – New Moon Solar Eclipse, 19 degree Taurus
The dynamic duo of Mars-Saturn is involved in the solar eclipse of May 9thas well. What does this mean for you? Watch your irritation and frustration: with fast-acting Mars in slow, deliberate Taurus pressure can build. The emotional temperatures of those around you can steadily move toward the boiling point during the month. The tension is between safety and risk, the known and the unknown, comfort and passion.
Given the energies, it’s easy fro situations to escalate, for us to act out of anger or frustration where we otherwise would not. Don’t let pressure build: let off steam in non-destructive ways. If you’re not conscious, you can easily push too far and burn bridges you might rather have kept. Even if you personally aren’t feeling the tension, those around you will be, so proceed with caution.
As these are fixed signs, avoid digging in your heels or getting entrenched in a position. It’s hard to negotiate when you’re backed into a corner, so remain open and give yourself maximum flexibility and mobility.
Rather than relying strictly on instincts, this moon asks us to line up our proverbial ducks. So set your sights on what you want but put together a practical plan before you charge forward. Tests of courage and perseverance can show up, as well as situations that trigger your fear of fighting or incline you to fight authorities in your life.
If you become triggered, the questions to ask yourself are these: are you accessing your inner authority and wisdom? What purpose does your intended action serve? You’re aiming to move ahead judiciously and cautiously, and your motivation must be grounded in integrity. You need to be able to look back and say you did the right thing for the right reasons. If you find yourself in the role of whipping boy/girl or dominator, recalibrate your position.
With the Scorpio/Taurus axis activated and it being a south node solar eclipse, we are asked to free up energy by releasing old attachments. To access your greatest sense of aliveness and passion, what might you have to give up or risk? This could be a financial risk, such as walking away from a regular paycheck to work for yourself, or emotional one, such as purging yourself of a toxic or deadening relationship.
This solar eclipse is a good time to evaluate if your security and comfort – emotional or financial – have become a golden cage.
May 10, 2013 - Venus enters Gemini
Venus leaves its love nest in Taurus for curious, adventurous Gemini.
May 16 – June 2: The Uranus/Pluto Experience
We’ve discussed this dramatic, intense pair previously. As a review, this planetary duo was a driving force behind the raucous social revolution we saw in the mid-sixties. Though easy to romanticize in hindsight, for many it was a chaotic, wild ride.
You will feel the stress along the fault lines in your life: wherever you feel too confined or feel your life isn’t an authentic expression of you; wherever you feel oppressed or disempowered; wherever you are bored with how things stand. If the foundation is shaky, the house will fall.
The call is to break free before you breakdown. Holding onto the status quo for safety will not bring you the stability you hoped. Reaching out for the new thing, the thing that speaks to you wholly, authentically, is the pathway to take.
The square between these two heavyweights becomes more intense all month until it is exact on May 20th. Be aware. Consciously pay attention to the building stress within yourself and with those around you and choose a breakthrough. Breakdowns occur when we either 1) hold onto an old way of being despite all the evidence to the contrary, or 2) where we need a shock from the outside to awaken us from our complacency.
May 16 – Mercury enter Gemini
Finally, Hermes returns to his own sign after a shaky few months. Welcome home. All of us gain a little clarity, boost our ability to reason without letting passion and emotion color our arguments, and increase our mental flexibility.
May 18th – 20th – Uranus square Pluto exact at 11 degrees Aries/Capricorn
Energies are reaching a peak. If the center cannot hold, focus on breaking free.
May 25th – Lunar Eclipse at 4 degrees of Sagittarius/Gemini
The week leading into a full moon tends to be one of heightened emotion and sensitivity – for good or ill. This full moon, also being an eclipse, will be especially so. Add to the mix a stressful connection to Neptune and keeping ourselves centered may become especially challenging.
Neptune is connected to spirituality, inspiration, and compassion, but also confusion, illusion/disillusionment, and uncertainty. Its sensitivity can decrease our ability to cope with stress and unpleasant realities, so it tempts us to numb ourselves with alcohol or indulge in escapist pursuits.
At best, we have an opportunity to increase our spiritual and creative vision and anchor ourselves in something larger than ourselves, be it art, service to others, or the divine. At worst we can feel anxious, disoriented, vulnerable, and victimized.
Being gentle with others and ourselves this week is a good first step. Remember, everyone is feeling a little more fragile than normal. If you do creative work, set aside ample time in your week for yourself to explore your ideas and let inspiration soar.
Meditation, prayer, chanting, and other contemplative forms such as yoga, qigong and tai chi also make the most of this full moon’s energies.
As the full moon falls over the Gemini/Sagittarius axis, a productive line of inquiry will be exploring how well your day-to-day thought and speech aligns with your larger moral frameworks. In short, does your mental chatter reflect your guiding Truth(s)? If we are what we say and think – and action and form follow – how might you infuse more benevolence, generosity, and kindness into your mental habits?
Your fault lines fall in the area of identity, vitality, and public role. Reclaiming your sense of self, your autonomy, and ability to influence the world around you position you for your breakthrough. Your deadweight? Old values tied to money, security, and ancient doubts and worries. Set yourself free. Gemstone: Tourmaline
Your fault lines fall in the areas of self-sabotage, selfless service, moral frameworks and beliefs. Your breakthrough lies in deepening your faith, aligning to your highest truths and actively alleviating the suffering of others. Release limiting self-concepts and renew your commitment to those closest to you will restructure your relationships for the better. Gemstone: Selenite
Your fault lines fall in the areas of your long-term goals, friendships, and endings. Breakthroughs come in the form shifting your dreams for the future and connecting with a tribe of likeminded others. Find your allies. Releasing old guilt and anxiety frees up energy for you to restructure your health routines and daily work habits. Gemstone: Smoky Quartz
Your fault lines fall in the realms of career and relationships. Fostering greater freedom and authenticity in your work and transforming and empowering those around you is your path to a breakthrough. Old associations and goals must be released to lay the foundation for greater self-expression and creativity. Gemstone: Amazonite
Your fault lines fall in the realms of day-to-day work routines, health, and your moral/philosophic frameworks. Your breakthrough hinges on your spiritual truths liberating you (rather than limiting you) and using the freed energy to transform your daily work and health routines. Releasing attachments to more public roles frees you to commit more deeply to your family of choice and home. Gemstone: Moonstone
Your fault lines fall in the areas of creativity, children, romance, and endings. Breakthrough depends on you relinquishing old concerns and self-doubts and embracing play and joy. Rigid codes of conduct or black-and-white truths must be released so that you can restructure what you know from a place of deep, intuitive insight. Gemstone: Labradorite
Your fault lines fall in the realms of home, family, your roots, and your relationships. For a breakthrough, you need to be willing to let go of the past, re-parent yourself based on your current needs, and liberate old patterns of relating to others. Releasing old psychic material tied to money allows you to start anew and on firmer ground financially. Gemstone: Malachite
Your fault lines fall in the areas of communication, community, daily work and health. Revitalizing your work and health routines enables you to breakthrough your way of seeing and thinking about your immediate environment. Releasing relationships or patterns of dysfunction enable you to access your inner authority and come into your own. Gemstone: Chalcedony
Your fault lines fall in the areas of creativity, romance, finance, and personal values. Breakthrough hinges on your ability to free your personal expression and transform your sources of income and resources. Relinquishing unsustainable work or health routines unleashes energy to squelch ghosts from the past, bringing new discipline and focus to your spiritual path. Gemstone: Turquoise
Your fault lines fall in the arenas of home, family, personal identity and vitality. To position yourself for a breakthrough you must liberate yourself from the past and empower yourself to be exactly who you wish to be. Calcified self-expression and numbing patterns connected to romance/pleasure need to be released so you can restructure your dreams for the future. Gemstone: Peridot
Your fault lines fall in the realms of communication, community, and self-sabotage. Liberating your speech and thinking help transform old patterns of self-undoing and prime you for a breakthrough. Releasing conditioning that keeps you anchored to the past safety nets frees the energy you’ll need to restructure your career. Gemstone: Carnelian
Your fault lines fall in the realms of income, values, and your long-term plans. Your breakthrough hinges on your ability to liberate or innovate your personal finances and transform your dreams and aspirations into a genuine direction for your future. Release old mental baggage that weighs you down. Now is the time to deepen and define your primary truths so they provide a foundation to support new life. Gemstone: Jade