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Astral Weather Report, May '12

The first week of May will be a powerful crescendo of energy leading up to what is possibly the most intense Full Moon of the entire year. This is the Full Moon in Scorpio—the most passionate, extreme and emotional water sign opposite the solid, practical, and grounded energy of the Taurus Sun.

These two energies are both known as “fixed” signs, meaning that they tend to be stubborn, determined and they don’t like to budge. With these two luminaries going head-to-head on Saturday, May 5 (Cinco de Mayo!) you may find the energy on and around this powerful day to be quite intense. Everyone has an opinion—a very strong one!—and they are sticking to it!

On May 15, Venus turns retrograde, a phase that will last through the end of the month and beyond. During this time, consider your relationship history. Review, reflect, and renew yourself by tying up loose ends with former partners and perhaps writing a letter to one or two of them. Whether you send that letter or not may be irrelevant. What is important is that you search your emotions on the matter. Be honest about what you feel and what you may need to do to express yourself in a healthy and productive manner as a result.

May 20 is the day that the Sun moves into Gemini, the start of a four-week transit through this mutable air sign, encouraging a time of socializing, parading, connecting, re-connecting, and getting your ideas and thoughts out there. Your phone will be ringing off the hook and letters and e-mails will fill up your inbox even faster than usual.

On May 24, Mercury brings new ideas, people, and innovations into the mix by beginning his tour through the curious, informative sign of Gemini. Use this time to network, write, travel, expand your mind, hold dinner parties, renew magazine subscriptions and spend more time at the library.

Overall, this month is filled with intense energies and a solar eclipse, offering a powerful time of new beginnings and transformation. Be present to your emotions at all times and use them to fuel creative endeavors, honest communications and self-love.

Japa Kaur
Astrologer, Tarot, Intuitive Healing

Recommended: Predictive Astrology - The Eagle and the Lark by Bernadette Brady


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