Sidereal Insights Astrology
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of the current planetary transits across the heavens from
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May opens as the annual retrograde slowdown is getting underway, with three slower moving planets--Jupiter, Pluto, and Saturn--all shifting gears for the coming four to five months.
This overall change of pace affects readers with Pisces, Sagittarius, Scorpio, Capricorn and Aquarius sun or rising signs more than others, though we’ll all likely feel the retrogrades in some way.
Progress may be slower in many areas of life, but opportunities for do-overs, re-examination, healing, and renewed commitment to long term goals will greet us as we navigate the coming months.
Travel and communication may be fraught with delays, obstacles or upheaval during the opening days of May as Mercury navigates a minefield of challenges just before leaving Pisces.
Mercury moves into Aries on May 3rd for a two week spin through the fire sign, enlivening both conversation and the pace of travel and commerce as he rushes through.
Warrior planet Mars rules the May 4th new moon in Aries, but he’s still plodding slowly through Taurus, urging us to explore our senses in new ways. Use the energy of this new moon to discover new things to appreciate and to incorporate greater enjoyment and pleasure into your life.
When Mars enters Gemini on the 8th of May he brings a surge of energy and activity with him which we won’t feel again in this part of the chart for another two years. This surge of energy lasts just over six weeks, so use that time to build as much momentum as you can. The house Gemini occupies in your natal chart holds the clues to how you can best use Mars’ time here.
Mars in restless Gemini can make us more fidgety and anxious, so plan ways to channel the energy into physical activity or make sure your hands have something to do to keep them busy.
When Venus leaves Pisces for Aries on the 11th she leaves her sign of exaltation for her sign of detriment. This 180-degree turnaround in expression can mean where we were once willing to sacrifice our own desires for the greater good, now our own selfish needs and wants are demanding to take precedence. We want what we want and we’re more inclined to do what’s necessary to get it, regardless of anyone else’s preferences.
The sun moves into Taurus May 15th, beginning his annual tour through the sign of the bull. Our need for security takes precedence during the sun’s stay here, and we may hesitate to venture outside established comfort zones.
The full moon May 18th carries the potential to transform our understanding of events or circumstances in the area of life represented by Scorpio in the natal chart. Power dynamics may be undergoing change in such a way that the flow of communication changes, too. Meetings or discussions could bear unexpected fruit.
Later the same day Mercury moves into Taurus, taking a two week long spin through the sign of the bull. If discussions derail or negotiations stall, slow down--you can make more progress in a few weeks, when Mercury moves out of stubborn Taurus and into his own, more flexible sign of Gemini.
The 21st is an important day, when the Sun and Mercury meet up in earthy Taurus. Readers with Gemini or Virgo sun or rising sign may want to take note, as they could find themselves in the spotlight in some way. In fact, if you need to make an impression, use this day to do it.
More generally, we can find ourselves caught up in a narrative about personal possessions, attached to the stories we’ve woven around our belongings and around our own sense of self worth.
The final days of May take on a dreamy, nostalgic atmosphere as Venus, Neptune and retrograde Saturn play with our collective sense of time and recollection. We’re much more likely to attach ourselves to personal narratives about past events and may react poorly if that narrative is challenged by facts or reality.
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Phaedra Mitchell is a western sidereal astrologer with more than 20 years of experience working with spiritually conscious individuals to recognize their soul purpose, reveal karmic life lessons, and discover where they can be of joyful service in the world. For sidereal or tropical consultations, personal readings, or to learn more, visit https://mystickphysick.com.