After the turbulences of last month now a time for action, says Sitara.
|Sun||10° Taurus – 10° Gemini|
|Moon||1° Gemini – 16° Cancer|
|Mercury||16° Taurus – 2° Cancer|
|Venus||28° Pisces – 3° Taurus|
|Mars, retrograde||11° – 10° Libra|
|Jupiter||15° – 20° Cancer|
|Saturn, retrograde||21°– 18° Scorpio|
|Chiron||17° – 18° Pisces|
|Uranus||14° – 15° Aries|
|Neptune||7° – 8° Pisces|
|Pluto, retrograde||14° – 13° Capricorn|
|North Node||28° Libra|
|Lilith||6° – 10° Leo|
|Full Moon, 14th, 19.17 h GMT||24° Scorpio|
|New Moon, 28th, 18.41 h GMT||7° Gemini|
Mood of the Moment
A month with great potential! The energy may still be tense to begin with, but the echoes of last month’s turbulence will soon fade, opening the way up for new, positive steps. Not a time for resting but a time for action! There are always obstacles to overcome, but now strength, enthusiasm for experimenting, clear vision, realism and a readiness to talk all help in finding creative solutions.
Relationships of all kinds now need variety, change or renewal. The forms these take will depend on individual situations, but don’t stay in the same old rut whatever you do. For some it’s about developing more self-love; for others about committing more to your partner or to the relationship itself. Above all it’s about seeing things from the perspectives of your opposite numbers, and preventing the dialogue being broken off.
Communication plays a key role in May, and when matters are discussed new openings can always be found. However, if one of Neptune’s mists descend, and you no longer see what’s going on, press the pause button and return to yourself.
Aries: It’s about love now and how it’s compatible with your personal impulses, desires and need for freedom. A simple recipe for conflicts: talk first and act afterwards. Steady relationships also need injections of energy to enliven their bogged down patterns, such as new undertakings together and common activities. Why not be more creative in all the areas of your love life? This is also a good month for artistic and cultural experimentation, with writing particularly favoured.
Taurus: Now is a good time to establish necessary processes of clarification or at least to introduce them. Trust your common sense and your warm heart, and don’t be too severe with yourself and others. In the second half of the month it’s about liberation and making a new start. There’s a danger in this, however, of acting too selfishly. So it’s good to stay aware both of you own limits and those of others. Concentrate on what is essential, and communicate your steps and what motivates you.
Gemini: In the first week there are still some blockages, but after that the way opens up. As soon as things are moving take action, but stay in contact with your heart. It’s not about who is right, but about allowing an open, friendly togetherness to develop. For this you need neither compromise your position, nor stubbornly insist on a particular standpoint. In the last week of the month you tend to make situations sound better than they are. If possible don’t make any decisions then, or at least get a second opinion.
Cancer: It’s not always easy in your relationships now, but in other areas there is openness, flow and balance. The question is: what in your life is untouched by relationships? Where are you even without the others? Find areas you can experience and enjoy alone and increase them. Risk trusting your gut feeling, especially at the end of the month. The more you waver and try to be fair to everyone, the more confusing the situations will become.
Leo: In the first third of the month Pluto gives you power, Jupiter trust and Chiron makes sure that the whole thing doesn’t go to your head. Thus strengthened you can start on the challenges facing you in the second third of the month when you’ll need to deal with opposition and adversities. There is no need for you to like the opposite of everything, but fighting it won’t bring you further now. In the third part of the month act in the immediate situation and look for allies. It’s still too early, however, to decide on a new direction and make clear decisions.
Virgo: Communication is crucial now for Virgo too. In the first place it’s just about communicating, and secondly about how you do it. In contrast to others you like talking about what you’re planning and why. However, sometimes this may sound as if you are lecturing them, which scares them away. Because you like learning yourself, you want to teach others how to do things the best way. Remember, you don’t always know the best way; you can only show others how you yourself do something.
Libra: An intense month with wide scope for heights and depths, for the new and the old. Open up to it all, and let everything have a place. Life is vast and will flow through you if you allow it. The influence of Uranus in the middle of May brings restlessness and nervousness. But bringing things to a still stand only intensifies the situation. Instead let talking, writing and learning calm you and produce creative results. Because Mars also starts moving direct again in the second half of the month, use your energy to initiate new projects and stabilize old ones.
Scorpio: The tense planetary configuration makes unison difficult but not impossible. Above all be less severe and less absolute in the standards you expect from yourself and others. Otherwise inwardly you’ll find yourself on the losing side again and again as if everyone else is having an easy time except you – that has nothing to do with reality! Stop working on yourself and others all the time. The more you accept yourself, the easier it will become to accept other people and situations for what they are. Like that life is effortless.
Sagittarius: A harmonious month in which heaven and earth are in accord. Nothing is perfect and this again is perfectly okay. Only in the second half of May can fits of discontent arise, especially around relationships. The more you demand from others and from life the less happy you’ll be. In fact happiness will seem to move further and further away. Search for the middle way. If you examine them more closely, you’ll find that many of your ideas are less significant than you thought.
Capricorn: Widen your perspective. Human nature, or Nature itself, expresses itself in infinite forms. Everything has a place here. Perfectionism doesn’t make your life or others’ lives easier. Try looking at people and situations in the way you’d have wished people to look at you in your childhood. Receive life like a loving mother enfolding her child in her arms, and let yourself be embraced and carried by life as if by a loving mother.
Aquarius: Be loyal to your female side and create space for her. For this you first have to find the natural way femininity expresses itself in you. Free yourself from learned attitudes that have nothing to do with your reality. Experiment with new forms to discover what suits you. Femininity has only partially to do with the erotic. It’s more about a principle of human life that can make the abstract tangible and anchor it in the real.
Pisces: This May you do battle with the mental realm; thinking, analyzing and verbal communication appear to lead a life of their own. You on the other hand often seem to be surrounded by mist. Better take your direction from what fulfils you spiritually, and search for answers to your questions about the meaning of life. You need not find clarity at present, just your inner direction for orientation. A further resource now lies for you in communal life, in caring for others and in loving togetherness with your friends and family.
Sitara became a disciple of Osho’s in 1979. She has settled in Germany and for 13 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