Sitara previews that the positive mood continues with increasing momentum…
|Sun||11° Taurus – 11° Gemini|
|Moon||29° Leo – 21° Libra|
|Mercury||17° Aries – 16° Gemini|
|Venus, retrograde from 15th||20° – 19° Gemini|
|Mars||5° – 15° Virgo|
|Jupiter||20° – 27° Taurus|
|Saturn, retrograde||25° – 23° Libra|
|Chiron||9° – 10° Pisces|
|Uranus||7° – 8° Aries|
|Pluto, retrograde||9° Capricorn|
|North node||7° – 5° Sagittarius|
|Lilith||15° – 19° Taurus|
|Full moon, 6th 3:36 GMT||16° Scorpio|
|New moon, 20th 23:48 GMT||0° Gemini|
Mood of the Moment
The positive mood continues with increasing momentum – so that optimism and joie de vivre not only lighten up life, but also energy and productivity. Despite of the passion that we commit to our cause, we never lose sight of the fact that we are tied to laws far beyond our personal lives. Therefore, a pleasant element of humility always remains among all our creative actions.
This month’s focus is on all things Mercurian – learning, communicating, writing, networking, inquiring, and sharing. While all this seems to work out all by itself during the first three weeks, special attention is needed during the last third of the month. The existential impossibility of making ourselves truly understood or to really understand others is being felt rather painfully. For that matter this is a time more suitable for calm reflection; at the very least we need more patience if we want to learn, explain, or inquire. Possibly, telephones or the internet won’t function and we may have to fall back on other resources.
In fact, by the end of May it is first and foremost about reconnecting with what really counts, i.e. to see banalities for what they really are and deprive them of our energy.
Aries: This month, developments that began in November and December come to a close. It is about three things: to find the right balance between playfulness and purpose; an awareness of the enormous energy available to you right now; and an awareness of the vulnerability of the people around you. The latter goes hand in hand with being aware of your own vulnerability. In addition, another crucial theme in May is communication. Use simple words to build bridges between yourself and others.
Taurus: All traffic lights continue on green! Enjoy this last month with Jupiter in Taurus. Even though Venus already asks you to bring more ease and flexibility into your life, besides Jupiter also Mercury, Sun, and Lilith provide you with stability, strength, and openness. Exchanges with others and all forms of learning are especially fruitful. Search for new spiritual challenges; your spirit is capable of deepest insights. Moreover, it is now easy for you to put your insights into action.
Gemini: New times ahead: In May, Venus – astrologically also called ‘little fortune’ – is the vanguard for Jupiter –‘great fortune’ – which will bring blessings from June onwards. The full force of Mars and Pluto is added in mid-May, lifting you onto a different energy level although there will be a few challenges. From the silence of the heart flows unconditional love – along with a knowing that is unclouded by emotional entanglements and mental duality. Surrender to this heart space.
Cancer: Let yourself fall within and be with what you find there. Whether pleasant or not – look at it and leave it the way it is. The very fact that you see it is a clear indicator that it is only about objects of your perception. You, the observer, are something other than what you’re observing – be it the world, your body, your emotions or your thoughts. If you manage to start the second half of May with this understanding, the New Moon will grant you a genuine new beginning.
Leo: In the first half of May it is about reconciling intensity and comfort. Both might polarize in your relationships, so that others always strike you as too intense or too comfortable. Give both a place in your life. In the last third of the month you are wrestling for mental clarity. Should you loose it, don’t look automatically for a remedy but rather consider this fog as a sign of an expanding horizon and simply wait for a sharper image.
Virgo: At first things are moving along hesitantly. Don’t fret about it but use the time to become more clear about your priorities. In the second half of May stride into action. You have the clarity, guts, determination, and the mental depth to master also really big projects. Don’t get ruffled by possible deficits, no matter whether they are due to you or to circumstances, and don’t be afraid of chaos. If you get stuck, things need to develop by themselves for a while.
Libra: This merry month of May has a lot of challenges in store for you; except for during the beginning of May, it is rather difficult for you to be extrovert. With both Saturn and Venus retrograde, you are being thrown back onto yourself. Now several things come to the light of day that you had swept carefully under the rug in order to maintain a semblance of peace and harmony. The good news is that you’ll grow. Facing the problems will put you in a position to bear conflicts and also solve them.
Scorpio: A harmonious May! You are in tune with yourself and the world. Coping with the simple facts of life is just as easy for you as tackling or pursuing big tasks. Projects that started end of last year and came to a turning point in March, are now coming to a crowning finale. In all of this you stay humble while being aware that although you are giving your best the result is not in your hands – simply because there are too many factors involved in the play of life.
Sagittarius: Make this May a month of pampering. With Jupiter in Taurus experience the world with all its senses and enjoy the here and now – something that Sagittarius often neglects in view of higher goals. Smaller hurdles reveal themselves mostly due to your getting annoyed about pedantry and distractions that are caused by people who place to much emphasis on trivialities – while you are fidgeting in the start holes. You will notice, however, that some of the resulting delays will ultimately be beneficial for you.
Capricorn: Up to mid-month there are dominating influences that strengthen and support you in all your endeavors. If you pay attention to well-oiled communication, you will be successful implementing your ideas. In the second half of May there seems to be sand in the gears; seek the cause for this in misunderstandings and in the fact that others feel pushed to the wall by your resolute and powerful deployment. Show your commitment by asking others for their impressions and take their opinions seriously.
Aquarius: Circumstances call for continuous powerful intervention and innovative implementation but also demand precision and circumspection. Meeting all these demands without you pulling back to the safe ground of analysing and theorizing is not easy. In mid-May you are more in touch with your gut feeling, which simplifies spontaneous action . In the second half of the month the earthy heaviness dissolves and everything becomes more playful. Now begins one of the most interesting and exciting times of your life!
Pisces: The first half of May presents you with constructive connections, deep insights, and important moments of quietness. By contrast, the second half of May is rather difficult. Don’t take on too much, as you may lack the requisite energy or events are fatefully barring your way (don’t worry though, nothing dramatic!). Moreover, it seems that everybody around you lives on a different planet and speaks a different language. There is nothing you can do about that right now. Withdraw a little and wait.
Sitara became a disciple of Osho’s in 1979. She has settled in Germany and for 12 years now, has been writing the horoscopes of the German Osho Times. Astrology has been her passion since childhood, and she has published several books on the subject. She gives personal sessions and also over phone or skype. Moreover, Sitara offers spiritual counselling as well as end-of-life care free of charge. She is currently writing a book about traditional advaita vedanta for Western seekers. www.astro-sitara.de