Welcome to May!
As nature keeps transforming with the energy of Spring, it's a good time to tune in and notice the larger transformations and shifts happening for you. I love the astrological energies coming in these early days of May as they are super supportive in stimulating you to move into action, which can benefit your life in the long run.
May 1-2nd - Venus sextile Pluto
These first couple of days of May can offer you access to deeper levels of wanting to give and receive love. You may feel growing joy associated with an emerging need to be more in touch and invested with your friendships and or the important people in your life. In intimate relationships, your desire for connection can also become quite strong during this time. If you have been feeling disconnected from your relationships, this would be a good time to tune in and see how you can show up with more commitment and care.
May 3rd - 10th - Jupiter sextile Pluto
May 3rd through the 10th offers supportive energy to stimulate you into taking the steps needed to create bigger and positive changes in your life. Ask yourself: What big life changes are you in right now that you know won’t happen overnight and will take longer to complete? What you do now can positively impact these larger transformations you see happening. Utilize this time to not just recognize what’s changing in your life, but put forth the effort you previously may not have been able to. Bring awareness to how the choices you make now can benefit you in weeks and months to come.
May 4th - 7th ~ Mars Sextile Uranus
Overlapping with the previous Jupiter/Pluto Sextile, we also have Mars and Uranus bringing more creative stimulation towards breaking free of restrictions so you can move forward and take the steps mentioned above. Mars is in Pisces, so this requires you to connect with your psychic senses about your life and tap into what your life is really calling you towards, and then move in that direction.
May 10th - June 2nd ~ Mercury Retrograde
As noted, the first 9 days of May are a good time to truly step into motion and take the much-needed steps for positive change in your life. Come May 10th, Mercury, the ruler of our thoughts and communications, will be going retrograde in Gemini, slowing your multi-tasking mental processes down. Mercury will be in retrograde until June 2nd and during this time, decision-making may feel more challenging and anything you “sign on the dotted line” about or make a firm decision on, may have to be re-worked again after June 2nd. A clearer thinking process around decision-making becomes more available when Mercury is out of retrograde and goes direct, starting June 3rd.
When Mercury is in Retrograde, it is appearing to be moving backward in the sky from Earth’s vantage point for 3 weeks. During this time, people often find more challenges and issues with communications, electronics, travel, etc… and you may be finding it takes longer to get from point A to point B, or there’s more back and forth communication before things become clear. Often, I see Mercury retrograde as an offering to surrender, trusting things will work out in the end, and taking the unexpected “scenic route”. What seemed like a detour can bring you to something delightful you wouldn’t have been able to experience otherwise. Let go and allow an alternate way of “getting there” to manifest.
More on Mercury retrograde…
The dynamics of Mercury retrograde periods are gaining more and more awareness in our collective cultural conversations. The most common theme is an awareness of a tendency for communications and technology to go haywire and a “warning” against doing certain activities during this 3 week period. I find what is most alive regarding Mercury retrograde is holding an awareness that the planetary energy that governs thought and communication is in “rewind” mode for 3 weeks, Mercury is going back over the terrain of our recent weeks. It’s a great opportunity to review, reprocess, and integrate our recent thought processes. This is a time for recollection and reflecting and metabolizing our recent experiences. It’s when we avoid this opportunity and try to conduct our affairs by charging ahead as if Mercury were moving with a direct forward motion that communication and thinking go haywire and run wonky. When we allow the retrograde period as an opportunity to welcome a quality of retreat into integration we can take the opportunity to recalibrate ourselves and move in harmony with the nature of this time.
It also makes this a good time to finish up old projects that are lingering out there, taking up psychic space, not allowing you to cleanly move forward in life. Spend time with these activities during these next 3 weeks and you will find ease in completing them. Clean out closets, garages, workspaces, donate items, etc… In other words, clear out the physical clutter, which will clear out mental clutter and allow you an opportunity to start anew when Mercury goes direct on June 3rd.
Total Lunar eclipse 9:11 pm PDT
Full Moon 9:14 pm
Sun Square Saturn ~ Sun Sextile Neptune
On May 15th, we have a number of things happening, including a Full Moon in Scorpio that will be totally eclipsed at 9:11 PM PDT. I will be sharing the full report of this day at the start of my next newsletter. Until then, I recommend planning ahead for Sunday, May 15th, by taking the day off and spending it with some nourishing, soul-connecting company.
With astrology, the most helpful advice is always individual and personalized based on your personal astrology birth chart and life situations. Contact me to learn more about scheduling an astrology reading to help you navigate your life in these wild and transformative times.
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Laura Allmacher RN, LAc, has been practicing in the field of medicine for over 20 years, dedicating most of this time to the healing arts and natural medicine. Along with a current acupuncture and Chinese medicine practice, Laura also provides professional astrology readings as a form of a guide to help bring timing, meaning and perspective to deeper life patterns and situations so one can make the most out of their incarnation.