AstroForecast May 2007
All times Central Time Zone
May begins with the regal Sun traveling in the earthy and physical sign of Taurus. Themes to identify with will be values, patience, sensuality, finances, goal setting that brings about tangible results, material goods and possessions, as well as practical determination. Issues Taurus can be associated with are possessiveness, laziness, covetousness, gross materialism, stubbornness, hoarding and greed. The guiding angel of Taurus is Hamabiel and the guiding angel of the month of May is Ambriel.
Wednesday the 2nd at 5:09am is the annual Scorpio Full Moon. Full Moons symbolize the letting go/surrender/completion phase of the Moon. This is an excellent time to release negative expressions of obsessive/compulsive behaviors, jealousy, envy, covetousness, control and manipulation, emotional betrayal, sabotage, deep-seated rage and anger associated with repressed past emotional issues and violation trauma to name a few. Angel Egibiel is associated with this lunation for celestial guidance and assistance. This Scorpio lunation is strongly associated with relationships particularly involving siblings-in-law, aunts and uncles, cousins as well as nephews and nieces. Partners and their family ties play a significant role in how these family relationships affect partnerships. Status and emotional associations with them can also play out. A family secret is divulged that undermines trustworthiness issues. Keywords associated with this Scorpio Full Moon are: How would you like your eggs done? Scrambled? Well that means you have to be ready to mix all together and be satisfied with what emerges. Over easy? So many people want life to turn over thus leading to life becoming easy for the individual. Sunny side up? Sometimes the individual with a sunny disposition eventually goes up in life.
The Astro*Carto*Graphy map for this Scorpio lunation sensitizes the following United States locations: Katmai National Park and Preserve, Kodiak Island, Petersburg and Barrow Alaska, Hawaii, Seattle Washington, Helena, Butte and Billings Montana, Montpelier Idaho, Wind River Indian Reservation, Rock Springs, Green River and Casper Wyoming, Salt Lake City and central Utah, Flagstaff, Tucson and Phoenix Arizona, Aspen Colorado, Grants, Silver City, Deming and Lordsburg New Mexico, Ann Arbor, Flint, Lansing, Mount Pleasant, Traverse City and Marquette Michigan, Buffalo and western New York, Gettysburg and central Pennsylvania, Cambridge, Annapolis and Baltimore Maryland, Roanoke and the Tide Water area of Virginia, Toledo and central Ohio, Charleston West Virginia, as well as Fayetteville and Winston-Salem North Carolina.
Around the world the following areas are sensitized: Thunder Bay, Vancouver and Toronto Canada, Los Mochis and Hermosillo Mexico, Haiti, the Dominican Republic, Caracas Venezuela, Asuncion Paraguay, Montevideo Uruguay, Recife and western Brazil, Greenland, Reykjavik Iceland, the Scandinavian countries, Copenhagen Denmark, Gorzow Wielkopolski, Krakow and Warsaw Poland, Slovakia, Budapest Hungary, Sofia Bulgaria, Belgrade Yugoslavia, Greece, Bucharest and western Romania, Tallinn Estonia, Vilnius Lithuania, Minsk Belarus, the Ukraine, Moldova, Vladivostok and central Russia, western Turkey, Port Elizabeth South Africa, Lesotho, Gaborone Botswana, Lusaka Zambia, Zimbabwe, Zaire, the Central African Republic, Khartoum the Sudan, western Egypt, Mozambique, Dar es Salaam Tanzania, Lake Victoria, Kampala Uganda, western Ethiopia, Nairobi Kenya, Madagascar, Oman, Iran, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Ashkhabad Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Seoul South Korea, Taiwan, Manila the Philippines, the Moluccas Islands Indonesia, Malaysia, as well as central Australia.
Also this same Wednesday is the conjunction of Mercury with the Sun that symbolizes strong identification and planning associated with Taurus concerns (they’re both in this earth sign) of banking, stocks, cattle, finances, valuable goods that accrue wealth and/or worth as well as durable goods. Stubbornness issues and resistance to any kind of change can also be witnessed.
Saturday the 5th is a mixed grab bag of aspects involving Mercury with the first one being a harmonious contact of Mercury with Uranus that is excellent for biomedical applications and discoveries that help cattle and farmlands or cattle/farmlands contributing something in return to humans.
The second aspect is an inharmonious contact of Mercury with Saturn that can experience breakdowns in communications due to ultraconservative reactions to liberal interpretations and vice versa. Loggerheads can emerge due to someone’s pessimism and negative outlook. The “just because it’s been that way for so long” rationality hits a dead end.
The third aspect is an adjustment aspect between Mercury and Jupiter that invites a little bit of tolerance and acceptance of diverse viewpoints to the discussion otherwise narrow-mindedness and a horse’s blinders cut off peripheral vantage points.
Sunday the 6th is the second harmonious contact of Jupiter with Saturn this year that sensitizes the fire signs of the zodiac. This aspect was last witnessed March 16, 2007; these two dates can correspond to one another. Here is a quote from the March 2007 AstroForecast about this celestial alignment of the two largest planets of the solar system: “Jupiter with Saturn symbolizes the promotion of growth, expansion, progress and advancement that becomes stable and steady especially for the fire signs of the zodiac: Sagittarius/December 8th – 14th, Leo/August 9th – 15th and Aries/April 6th – 12th in that given order. International diplomacy can get a solid toehold with productive results being reaped perhaps by late spring. Note: there will be Jupiter – Saturn harmonious contacts in 2008 but in earth signs instead of the present fire sign emphases.”
Also this same Sunday is the annual opposition of Venus with Pluto that is the definition and clarification sharing, merging and bonding of partnerships, their financial status especially credits, debits and loans, as well as secretive behaviors. Sex can become torrid and/or combustible. The ability to target psychological issues within the partnership would also be important. These two planets were last conjunct one another December 7, 2006; these two dates can correspond to one another.
Monday the 7th is an inharmonious contact of Mercury with Neptune that can symbolize fraud, deceit, kidnapping, disinformation, lies, trickery, chicanery and fly by night salespeople wanting to empty your wallet. Individuals who suffer from depression can have heavy emotional bouts especially if devaluation, invalidation and under appreciation have been inflicted. Suicidal attempts can run high particularly by teenagers.
Tuesday the 8th at 2:28am is the entrance of Venus into the sign of domestic Cancer for an approximate 28-day journey. Venus symbolizes the art of beautifying, valuing, cherishing and treasuring what the heart most desires and here in the sign of Cancer the home, family, secure and stable foundations will be her domains for the following month. Thomas Jefferson expresses it best with “The happiest moments of my life have been the few which I have past at home in the bosom of my family.”
Also this same Tuesday is a harmonious contact of the Sun with Uranus that can symbolize strong identification with individuals who are mavericks, experimenters, inventors and techno geeks. Individuals in positions of power and authority become patrons of these individuals.
Mercury and Mars on this Tuesday have a harmonious aspect between them that represents the ability of certain individuals to quietly yet assertively state their positions that strengthen the unity between differing factions within a group. A “put up or shut up” scenario can emerge. Doubting and incredulous people experience irrefutable evidence.
The Sun has an adjustment aspect with Jupiter on this Tuesday that symbolizes the ability of fathers to teach ethics and principles to their children. The problem that can emerge is the lesson is taught to the children and then the father falls into a pit of hypocrisy and double standards.
Wednesday the 9th is an inharmonious contact of the Sun with Saturn that can witness celebrities, executives, royals, leaders, and businessmen caught in a deep, dark tunnel with no shining light at the end of the tunnel. Constraints, limitations and restrictions hamstring these individuals. Problems can emerge with miners’ accidents.
Thursday the 10th an adjustment aspect occurs between Mercury and Pluto that can involve a human rights issue. Immigration issues ignite a firestorm of controversy. Tax issues emerge once again.
An inharmonious contact of Jupiter with Uranus this same Thursday can witness travel accidents with airlines and/or shipping such as ferries as one example. Callous as well as moralistic individuals exacerbate universal suffering of disadvantaged groups by exaggerated rhetoric. Excesses of friends can go overboard.
Friday the 11th at 4:17am is the entrance of swift Mercury into its own ruled sign of Gemini for the following approximate 2-week period. Mercury in Gemini is a strong emphasis of making connections that bring about communications breakthroughs. Variety that stimulates mental activities is blessed with this passage of Mercury in Gemini. There is a great desire to inform oneself better. “To begin with, you must know what you want” Mary Kay Ash.
Saturday the 12th is an inharmonious contact of the Sun with Neptune that can represent hard to diagnose health issues associated with certain individuals. Addictive and co-dependent personalities can become hard to treat as stubbornness sets in with the inability to acknowledge personal weaknesses and vulnerabilities. Gullibility can strike even the most cautious individual.
This same Saturday is the monthly declinational shift of the Moon that symbolizes changes with meteorological, seismic and volcanic activities. Certain individuals experience fervent religious and/or spiritual orientations. Artists are provocative and assertive with their work.
Sunday the 13th is an inharmonious aspect involving Mars with Pluto. This is a tough mix in astrology as sometimes these two planets combined can symbolize violent/violating acts such as homicide, genocide, rape, torture, botched surgery as well as terrorism. Waterways, harbors, ports, lakes, oceans and bridges can be targeted. Oil spills, contaminants, pollutants, radioactive materials and poisons can draw attention. Corruption, bribes, underworld criminals and masterminds can surface. Due to the slower motion of these planets a week before and after can be considered.
Tuesday the 15th at 9:06am is the entrance of fiery Mars into its own ruled sign of Aries for an approximate 45-day journey. Mars in Aries can symbolize military maneuvers and new initiatives with the arming of a nation gather focus. Potentials for military breaches are surveyed. Relationships tend to revert to more primal urges and needs especially in regards to self-protection. Assertiveness and aggressiveness become focused. Contentiousness, defensiveness and conflict impairment challenge many individuals. James A. Garfield describes Aries best with the following quote: “A pound of pluck is worth a ton of luck!”
This same Tuesday is the monthly Perigee Moon (closest approach of the Moon to Earth) that symbolizes strong intense emotions that can come easily to the conscious surface. Culinary delights are in store for those individuals who prefer home cooked meals as well as baked goods especially those that are healthy such as whole grains and whole foods.
Wednesday the 16th at 2:28pm is the annual Taurus New Moon that symbolizes the new beginnings/new initiatives phase of the Moon. The following areas are worthwhile to launch with this lunation: any and all gardening projects, stock purchases, opening of new bank accounts, livestock purchases, durable goods, large appliances, wine cellars, sculptures, lawn furniture and commodities just to name a few. Archangel Gabriel is this lunation’s celestial helper so if you want to invoke this angel for assistance do so. Those individuals who wish to commit long term for health benefits such as diet and exercise regimens can do well with this Taurus New Moon. There are issues involving the legislative branch with the executive branch, as there is some bruising on the horizon for either one. Smirks arise with an “I told you so!” attitude. Secret tell all books capture the public’s attention. Keywords associated with this lunation are: A strong urge impels the individual to associate with success both with the family and one’s professional status. Methodical approaches are favored over short-term experiments. Cautious but true steps are taken to consolidate gain and permanency. Sticking to the true blue is easier for conservative types.
The A*C*G Map of this Taurus lunation sensitizes the following US geographical areas: Nome, Barrow, Sitka, Anchorage, Fairbanks and Juneau Alaska, Butte, Kalispell and Missoula Montana, Ketchum and Twin Falls Idaho, central Utah, Las Vegas Nevada, Lake Havasu City, Yuma and Phoenix Arizona, the Cape Hatteras region of North Carolina, the Tide Water region of Virginia, Salisbury, Cambridge and Aberdeen Maryland, Lancaster, Reading, Wilkes-Barre and Scranton Pennsylvania, Guantanamo Bay, as well as Syracuse New York.
Around the globe the following areas are sensitized: Yellowknife, Edmonton, Calgary and Ottawa Canada, Mexicali and Baja California Mexico, Medellín Colombia, Cuba, Jamaica, Chile, Peru, Greenland, the Scandinavian countries especially Helsinki Finland, Le Havre, Calais, St Nazaire, Limoges, and Toulouse France, Luxembourg, Seville and Madrid Spain, Portugal, Cologne Germany, Tallinn Estonia, Vladivostok, St Petersburg and Moscow Russia, Crete, western Turkey, Bulgaria, Romania, Kishinev Moldova, Odessa and Kiev the Ukraine, Rabat and Casablanca Morocco, Nouakchott Mauritania, Dakar Senegal, Libya, N’djamena Chad, Cameroon, Gabon, central Afghanistan, Tashkent Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Pakistan, Bombay and northern India, Lanzhou, central and western China, Nagoya, Osaka and Tokyo Japan, Hanoi Vietnam, Pakse Laos, Cambodia, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Port Moresby Papua New Guinea, Sydney Australia, Wellington New Zealand, New Caledonia, Vanuatu, as well as the Solomon Islands.
Saturday the 19th is an adjustment aspect between the Sun and Pluto that symbolizes identification of heretofore hidden factors that shed light on personal and community struggles to overcome biases, prejudices and moral shortcomings. Psychological devaluation of immigrants can run rampant with economic consequences especially due to the “do they really pay taxes and share the burden?” question.
Also this same Saturday is the declinational shift of the planet Mars that can represent shifts with activities associated with the military, police, firefighters, surgeons, butchers as well as markets.
Sunday the 20th witnesses two inharmonious aspects involving Mercury with the first being the opposition of Mercury with Jupiter that is the definition and clarification period of these two planets with one another. They were last conjunct one another December 10, 2006; these two dates can correspond to one another. The problem here can be individuals who leap to conclusions especially if stereotypes are used as examples. Verbal diarrhea can be commonplace particularly with comments of “when is that individual going to shut up”! Be careful of beating a dead horse syndrome.
The second inharmonious aspect involves Mercury with Uranus that can witness negative gossip, hearsay and rumors between friends. Victimization can occur. Nervous anxiety, jitteriness and mental agitation can develop. Drownings can occur with mishaps of any sort.
Monday the 21st at 5:12am is the entrance of the majestic Sun into curious Gemini for its annual 30-day journey. The identification of the themes of communications, information, peer relationships, negotiability, bargaining, dialogue and versatility will be brought to the fore. Issues to be addressed will be superficiality, duplicity, lying, cheating, trickery, two-facedness, scatteredness, boredom and fraud. The guiding angel of Gemini is Ambriel.
Also this same Monday is a harmonious contact of Mercury with Saturn that is excellent for those individuals needing to burn the midnight oil in regards to fact finding, exams of any sort as well as brushing up on mental skills and dexterity. Strokes of genius infect creative individuals.
Wednesday the 23rd is a harmonious aspect between Mercury and Neptune that is excellent for spiritual meditations, prayer groups, artistically inclined people as well as the enjoyment of films. This is a daydreaming aspect so let the soul teach the ego a few things.
An adjustment aspect between Venus and Jupiter also occurs on this Wednesday that symbolizes the ability of partners to forgive one another’s trespasses that have created emotional rejection issues. Weight gain can be a problem as eating binges are masking emotional excesses.
Thursday the 24th at 8:08pm is the station retrograde of Neptune until its direct station Halloween 2007. Neptune symbolizes the collective ideals of society, visionary experiences and as the Sacred Cosmic Heart of the zodiac encapsulates heartfelt spirituality through unconditional love and unconditional forgiveness. This retrograde motion of Neptune over the next few months emphasizes reanalysis, reevaluation and reassessment of the dissolution of unhealthy structures associated with financial institutions, deteriorating tax bases and/or tax districts, care for the elderly, pre-natal care for the indigent as well as insurance companies dropping coverage to catastrophic victims. The degree position of Neptune on this May 2007 date will be once again attained on February 19, 2008 once Neptune is direct in late October 2007; these two dates can correspond to one another. Keywords associated with this Neptune retrograde are: The surrender of frantic efforts to gain and hold attention. A split or fragmentation occurs that polarizes between a compulsive/addictive personality versus the dispassionate/icy consciousness. Clear a space between the dualities in which either acting out or becoming exemplary is necessary through this polarization.
The A*C*G Map of this retrograde of Neptune sensitizes the following US locations: Yakutat, Seward and Anchorage Alaska, Spokane Washington, Oregon’s border with Idaho, Boise Idaho, Winnemucca Nevada, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego and Death Valley National Park California, northern Maine, Plymouth, Berlin and Keene New Hampshire, Northampton and western Massachusetts, Torrington, Danbury and western Connecticut, New York City New York, Newark New Jersey, Milford and Dover Delaware, Salisbury and Cambridge Maryland, Williamsburg and the Tide Water region of Virginia, Rocky Mount, Fayetteville and Raleigh North Carolina, Myrtle Beach and Charleston South Carolina, as well as Venice, Sarasota, Daytona Beach and Orlando Florida.
Around the world the following areas are sensitized: far eastern and far western Canada, Cuba, Jamaica, Honduras, San Salvador El Salvador, Panama, La Paz Bolivia, Guyana, Surinam, Manaus and Recife Brazil, Greenland, Iceland, the Scandinavian countries, Inverness, Edinburgh and Glasgow Scotland, Wales, Carlisle and Plymouth England, Brittany France, Malaga and Madrid Spain, Russia, the Ukraine, Ankara and central Turkey, Cyprus, Lebanon, Jerusalem Israel, Oman, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Morocco, Algeria, Mali, Burkina, Ivory Coast, the Sudan, Ethiopia, Nairobi Kenya, Tanzania, eastern Iran, Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, Tashkent Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Kabul Afghanistan, Pakistan, Jodhpur, Madras and Hyderabad India, Sri Lanka, Mongolia, Hainan Island and central China, North Korea, Seoul South Korea, Sapporo and Tokyo Japan, Malaysia, the Moluccas Islands and Indonesia, Port Moresby Papua New Guinea, Adelaide, Tasmania, Sydney and central Australia, New Zealand, as well as the Solomon Islands.
Friday the 25th is a harmonious contact of Venus with Uranus that is excellent for friends and partners to exhibit new emotional paradigms that are healthy and invigorating. Unusual tastes can also be pronounced. Sudden financial windfalls can be associated with anything dealing with boating, marshes, wetlands and bays.
Also this same Friday is the second monthly declination of the Moon that symbolizes changes with meteorological, seismic and volcanic activities. Individuals gung ho about recent exercise regimens need to be careful about repetitive stress injuries that cause damage to the hips or the abdominal area of the body.
Sunday the 27th is the opposition of Mercury with Pluto that is the definition and clarification period of these two planets since they were last conjunct one another December 25, 2006; these two dates can correspond to one another. This is a mentally frustrating aspect as Mercury likes to get to pertinent details and Pluto can stonewall all these efforts. Painstaking negotiations require time and patience; if hurried important details are left out that require later review. Count to ten and start the process over if need be!
Also on this same Sunday is the Apogee Moon (greatest distance from the Earth) that symbolizes the ability to cultivate objectivity and impartiality with emotions/feelings. Individuals can overindulge over this Memorial Day weekend especially on Sunday afternoon.
Monday the 28th at 7:56pm is the entrance of fleet-footed Mercury into the sign of Cancer. Mercury remains in Cancer for an extended period (until August 4th!) due to its upcoming June retrograde. More will be discussed about this Mercury retrograde with next month’s June AstroForecast 2007. Strong emphasis will be placed on family dialogue, national discussions of security, agri-business concerns and real estate negotiations to mention a few. Moodiness and emotional neediness can cloud better discernment if allowed.
Also this same Monday is an adjustment aspect involving Venus with Neptune that can symbolize emotional issues among friends and partnerships require a little bit of healthy emotional detachment without the necessity to engage psychological rejection. Extreme weather patterns can develop especially too much or too little precipitation.
Thursday the 31st at 8:04pm is a rare second Full Moon in the month of May (thus the term, Blue Moon). This Blue Moon occurs in the sign of Sagittarius. The letting go, surrender and completion phase of this Sagittarius Blue Moon addresses the following issues: negative judgment, hypocrisy, over-generalizations, self-overextension, exaggeration, excess, empty promises, negative opinions, intolerance and self-righteousness to name a few. Angel Kyriel is associated with this lunation. There is an air of fate and destiny associated with this lunation particularly involving military personnel in foreign lands. Women may have particular insights about novel strategies that can be suddenly utilized. Dangers can be associated with waterways, ports, harbors and bridges. Keywords associated with this Sagittarius Blue Moon are: The question is what makes perfect sense and what fits perfectly well? An inner enigma arises to challenge what is our part in the larger and grander schemes of things. Are we the observed or are we the observers?
The A*C*G Map of this Sagittarius Blue Moon sensitizes the following US locations: western Alaska particularly the Alaska Peninsula and the Aleutian Islands, Seattle Washington, Eugene Oregon, San Francisco and northern California, Duluth and Minneapolis-St Paul Minnesota, western Iowa, eastern Kansas, Oklahoma City Oklahoma, Laredo Texas, eastern Arkansas, central and eastern Louisiana, central Mississippi, eastern and Gulf Coast Alabama, the Panhandle of Florida, Knoxville and Nashville Tennessee, central and eastern Kentucky, southeastern Illinois, northwestern Indiana, central Michigan, central and eastern Ohio, northwestern Pennsylvania, Buffalo New York, Hyannis and the Cape Cod area of Massachusetts, as well as Portland Maine.
The following areas around the world are sensitized: Quebec, Ottawa, Vancouver and Toronto Canada, Monterey, Guadalajara, Mexico City and the Isthmus of Tehuantepec Mexico, the Dominican Republic, Venezuela, Colombia, Peru, Recife, Rio de Janeiro and western Brazil, Santiago Chile, Greenland, Iceland, Ireland, Wales, Rochester, Lancaster and Liverpool England, western France, Spain, Palermo, Venice and Rome Italy, Oslo Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Munich Germany, Salzburg Austria, Vilnius Lithuania, Athens Greece, Sofia Bulgaria, Romania, Minsk Belarus, Vladivostok, St Petersburg and Moscow Russia, all of western Africa particularly Casablanca Morocco, Dakar Senegal and Monrovia Liberia, all of central Africa particularly Tripoli Libya, N’djamena Chad, Bangui Central African Republic, Kinshasa Zaire, Windhoek Namibia, Cape Town South Africa, the Horn of Africa in Somalia, Yemen, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Bahrain, Tehran Iran, Tbilisi Georgia, the Ukraine, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Alma Ata Kazakhstan, Karachi Pakistan, Hyderabad, Bhopal, Bangalore and Delhi India, Ulan Bator Mongolia, southern Japan, China, Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam, Pakse Laos, Cambodia, Jakarta Indonesia, Port Moresby Papua New Guinea, Richmond, Brisbane, Tasmania and the Furneaux Group Islands Australia, New Zealand, New Caledonia, Fiji, as well as the Solomon Islands.
“We only want that which is given naturally to all peoples of the world
to be masters of our own fate, only of our fate, not of others,
and in co-operation and friendship with others.”
“I used to say that politics was the second oldest profession,
and I have come to know that it bears a gross similarity to the first.”
“I always say beauty is only sin deep.”
“Actually, I believe in marriage, having done it three times myself.”
“There are two ways to confront difficulties.
Either you alter them,
or you alter yourself.”