May 2016

Be like a flower and turn your face to the sun.
Kahlil Gibran
 
MAY 5 – NEW MOON IN TAURUS – TIME TO SETTLE IN
BREAK OLD HABITS – BEGIN NEW GOALS
 
New Moon is powerful in many ways often times they are know as wishing days if your wishes are universally correct without bias and selfishness than usually they come to fruitfulness. Sometimes it can confuse us and our needs come in conflict with are wants and our needs always seem to win. The new moon is also a time of rebirth a time when we give our self a fresh start.
 
The New Moon signals a time of emergence. There is an impulse to take action and begin something new, be it a small change in the way you approach your daily routine or a whole new path on your journey through life. Because of its affect in Taurus, we are bound by rules and responsibility. A good, earthy time to settle in an take control of what is needed.
 
MAY 21- FULL MOON IN SAGITTARIUS
The Full Moon in Sagittarius brings to light not only our emotional side, it also reveals an extraordinary side of intellect. The influence of the Gemini Sun in opposition to the influence of the Full Moon in Sagittarius is all about communication, getting to the heart of it all, consuming as much information as need be. While Gemini brings us our daily knowledge, Sagittarius is the influence that develops the knowledge into some quite extraordinary. It’s all about having a heightened experience.
Both signs are generally light hearted, fast paced, and easily forget and move on. There is some energy of impatience, we all want our wishes to come true sooner, tomorrow morning if possible, yet of course it is not possible
MARS TURNS RETROGRADE – ENERGIES GO HAYWIRE
~Mars turns retrograde in Sagittarius moving back into Scorpio April 18 – through June 28 – The dreaded Mars retrograde! Anytime Mars turns retrograde we feel a HUGE shift in the cosmos as it effects everything we do. Since Mars expresses itself through energy, actions, efforts and work, we find ourselves feeling fired up emotionally, overwhelmed, intense and feeling either totally out of control or basically low energy. Sometimes this transit moving from Sagittarius into Scorpio can be like beacon of light as it opens a path into our higher awareness. Mars retrograde gives a nod to introspection, self-assess. 
MERCURY RETROGRADE IN TAURUS FROM APRIL 28 -MAY 22
As Mercury, the planet of chat, in retrograde now in the stubborn, practical, earthy sign of Taurus
we find ourselves rethinking old patters, revising new plans, focusing on what needs to be done and now actually doing it. Also, this cycle opens the way for us to rehash and recalibrate our own set of rules. .
 
 
Saturn Continues In a Retrograde Motion in Sagittarius –
~Sometimes when we look into the cosmos the planets appear to go backwards. This optical illusion is called a retrograde. With Saturn, the planet of structure, in retrograde in the happy sign of Sagittarius, we may feel restricted, there could be issues with co-workers or those in authority. Also a retrograde Saturn may force us to take a look at ourselves in a more philosophical, psychological way. Depending on where it is located in our own charts will determine its affect. However those born under Sagittarius, Gemini, Pisces and Virgo are directly affected/influenced.
 
SIGNS:
 
ARIES – ( March 20- April 19)- With Mars and Mercury both in retrograde, your thought process as well as your actions may be unconventional to say the least. Specifically, you may feel prompted to think and act impulsively more so where money and work is concerned. Getting your footing, and staying grounded is the key to all of this. There is an edginess, a drive, an intensity that you cannot explain to anyone. All you know is that you feel as though you are coming out of your skin.
TAURUS – ( April 20- May 20)- Your month did not begin with a whimper, it began with a bang. Specifically speaking where finances and your own personal well being is concerned. With two major planetary influences now in retrograde, specifically Mercury in your own sign, you would do well to lay low. Perception really does make a difference. Take a deep breath, know that the planets in transit merely wake us up, they don’t necessarily pound us into the ground.
GEMINI ( May 21- June 20) – Your trigger will most likely be met through partners, both work and personal as Mars retrogrades in your area of relationships. Specifically speaking activities/actions may take you by surprise, however it is up to you to be prepared. You may feel as though you are in a conflict as the need to resolve as well as the desire to run is well indicated.. Standing still and dealing with personal and work matters head on is your best alternative. Also, the week of May 9th may be hectic, up to you to coast.
CANCER -( June 21 – July 20)- No matter what you do at this time, you may be feeling as though you are spinning your wheels. All things that go bump in the night may be more intense than usual, and you’re having a hard time getting your footing. The solution, take time out for yourself and your family. Focus on health, fitness and starting something that will increase your stamina. Both planetary influences this month in retrograde can be quite intense, though without pain there is no gain.
LEO -( July 22 – Aug 22)- Passion and purpose come together with an intensity you have not felt in a long time. Therefore, reel it in, bask in the sunlight if you will. Also a great period for NOT asking for a raise, or that promotion you have been panting for. However after May 29, you’re free to wander. However as with anything else, do not go overboard.
 
VIRGO – ( Au 23- Sept 22) – There seems to be a small voice inside of you needing to pick everything apart, including yourself. With both Mercury, your ruler and Mars in retrograde you may feel overwhelmed to say the least. Not to worry, as with everything else this too shall pass. However you would do well to not make any major changes, such as home, or work. In fact, stay focused until after July 1, 2016.
LIBRA – ( Sept 23- Oct 22)- You are more than ready to push and face the limits if only you knew where to start. This month opens way to Mars and Mercury now in a retrograde motion. Clarity of speech, speaking your mind without going over board is the key. Also, being totally aware of money matters by lifting the veil and seeing what is in front of you.
SCORPIO – ( Oct 23- Nov 21)- Now that Mercury is retrograding in your area of partners, and Mars is transiting your money house, you would do well to pay caution to the wind where finances and partnerships are concerned, Particularly speaking wherever you sign on the dotted line.
SAGITTARIUS – ( Nov 22- DEC 20)- The number one guideline this month is to conserve yourself, whether through mental, physical or environmental. It is the universe reminding you to slow down and take a deep breath. As Mars retrogrades in your own sign you may feel totally out of sync. Better to pull back then to enter into a mine pit. Also, health can be a factor this month as Mercury retrograding your 6th house may cause you to push the limits.
 
CAPRICORN -( DEC 21- Jan 19)- With Mars in retrograde in your area of though what could be more amazing than traveling through your subconscious. A good time to resolve, clarify, rectify matters that have been over from the past. Also, Mercury now in retrograde can be useful in that it force-feeds information. Also, a great time to recycle money that needs some kind of resting place. A crazy month, but useful to most Caps.
AQUARIUS – ( Jan 20- Feb 18)- As Mercury travels through your area of home you may feel a need to push the limits where family is concerned. More importantly, it may be time to set aside your propensity for analysis and listen for a change. Also Mars traveling through your area of friendships may cause you to react differently than you normally do, take a deep breath, then give way to your feelings without being too blunt.
 
PISCES – ( Feb 19 – March 19 )- With most Pisces this can be a fruitful time as change merely makes the heart grow fonder. A good time to regain yourself, both financially as well as spiritually. As both Saturn and Mercury retrograde, your sense to change your own perspective is well indicated specifically on the home front.
 
 
As full of spirit as the month of May, and as gorgeous as the sun in Midsummer. William Shakespeare
 
Janet Amid is a columnist that writes an astrology Column The Stars Speak for Sylvania Advantage, as well as Grazing With The Stars, an astrological Food Column. Janet can also be heard on 92.5 KISS FM Monday Mornings between 8:15 and 8:45 AM. She can reached at 419-882-5510 or by e-mail at JanetAmid@aol.com. Check out our web site at www.JanetAmid.com