~ May Astrology ~
~ May Astrology ~
And so, the wheel turns to Beltane! The sap is rising, the Earth Mother is lush and pollinating. Bees and Butterflies dance from flower to flower, as the increasing warmth of sol kisses our skin ignites our passion. Her beauty is blossoming all around us as we rejoice in celebration of life itself….
We begin the month with Mercuria entering Gemini, one of Her signs of rulership on May the 3rd. Here, She encourages us to connect and collaborate, stimulating our minds and our desire to communicate our wisdom. On the 8th of May, Lady Venus joins Mercuria the sign of the celestial sisters.
Here, the Lover Goddess takes on the guise of the Butterfly Maiden. She is the cross fertilization of ideas and knowledge, the joy that comes from being able to be heard and witnessed in the expression of our truth. She is Blodeuwedd, the Flower Goddess and Owl Witch who reminds us that life is an interplay of Light and Dark. She is the High Priestess sitting between the pillars of wisdom, helping us to see beyond duality and into infinity.
The steady, abundant Taurus New Moon opens the Eclipse portal of potential on the 11th of April. This is a ripe, fertile Lunation that offers us the opportunity to seed our intentions for the next 6 months. The Taurus Goddess is the great manifestor, supporting is in bringing our dreams and visons into physical reality. She reminds us that we are worthy of creating a pleasurable, prosperous life.
At the time of the New Moon, Mercuria will be conjunct the North Node in Gemini, paving the way for new inspirations and partnerships to take root. As the world around us continues to change and evolve, consider what you truly value. Where do you feel most anchored? Who do you wish to be in community with? How sustainable is your work and lifestyle? How can you co-create with others who share your dreams and align with your truth?
“I am a Priestess of the Holy Wild, Mother Lilith’s untameable child…..”
Black Moon Lilith, the dark enchantress sits in conjunction with the New Moon, reminding us that we are a wild, incorruptible part of the natural world. Our true nature is to be embodied and ecstatic. There is no separation between the sexual and the spiritual.
Mars in Cancer challenges Chiron in Aries on the 12th of May, revealing to us our childhood wounds of rejection and abandonment. How can we provide ourselves with the nurturing and love that we crave? How can we empower ourselves to heal? This is an energy that forces us to individuate from toxic family and ancestral dynamics and become who we truly are.
On the 13th of May Jupiter enters Pisces, Her ancient sign of rulership for the first time since 2010. Jupiter in Pisces acts as a healing balm of empathy and oneness for the tension and conflict we are currently experiencing. She reminds us that at our core we are all expressions of the unconditional love of Goddess. When we come together with the intention of creating a more compassionate world, we are unstoppable.
Jupiter in Pisces may also make us more prone to excessive or addictive behaviour patterns and denial of reality. She may also make us extra aware of our spiritual, physical and psychic immunity, weakening our boundaries and creating the potential for heightened levels of fear and propaganda. Jupiter will retrograde back into Aquarius on the 28th of July and re-enter Pisces on the 28th of December.
Sol joins Venus and Mercuria in Gemini on the 20th of May in preparation for Eclipse season. During this period, it is important to remember that Gemini is our collective point of evolution currently as the North Node journeys through the sign of the TwinStars. We are being asked to shift beyond our attachment to right and wrong and recognise that we can hold two seemingly different versions of truth without falling into extremes. Trying to dogmatically hold on to one point of view or ideology at this time will only block our soul’s growth.
On the 23rd of May, Saturnia stations retrograde at 13 degrees of Aquarius, whilst in square to Urania in Taurus reactivating the ongoing astrological signature of 2021. Themes of revolution, soul liberation and resistance to tyranny and inequality continue to permeate our reality as our shift into the Aquarian era continues to unfold. With Saturnia now retrograde, we find ourselves at a collective karmic crossroads. Will we choose the higher Aquarian ideals of co-creation and fairness for all? Or will we descend further into separation, surveillance and control? The choices we make now will echo through the corridors of time for many years to come. Saturnia will station direct on the 10th of October.
On the 26th of May, the Sagittarius Full Moon/Lunar Eclipse illuminates the skies. Eclipse tunnels always ask us to be prepared to rapidly let go of the past so that we can move forward. They act like ‘cosmic wormholes’ allowing us to effortlessly switch timelines and upgrade our consciousness. Without Eclipses, we would stay stuck and stagnant.
Sagittarius speaks to us of soul freedom, and the desire to create a meaningful, authentic life. At this Eclipse we may find that what we believed our purpose to be is changing. What we once put of faith in now seems like a hollow distraction from truth.
This Eclipse sits close to the fixed Star Antares, the Heart of the Scorpion and Royal Star of the West, the place of death and rebirth.
Antares is associated with the Dark Goddess frequency. She is a Stellar Gateway of initiation that asks us to relinquish our attachment to the ego self’s materialistic desires, so that we may access true knowledge and power. She is the purification of the poisons of spiritual greed and superiority.
The Gemini/Sagittarius eclipse axis focuses on our belief systems and habitual mental programs. This is a time of questioning every teaching and truth that we define ourselves by. As we change our thought patterns, our perception of reality and what is possible begins to expand, allowing us to break free of limitations and explore new options. We can think thoughts that have never been thought before. We can choose new perspectives. We can re-write the script of our lives. Everything is possible.
Mercuria in Gemini will begin Her retrograde journey in square to nebulous Neptune on the 29th of May, indicating that this will be a time of illusion, chaos and confusion. During this period, we will see an increase in attempts to manipulate and spread misinformation through both the mainstream and social media channels. It may become increasingly difficult to distinguish what is truth and what is deception as the global situation becomes magnified once more.
We must learn to surrender into the unknown and trust, letting go of our need to understand or control outer circumstances and instead tune into our own intuition, using our gifts of discernment to decide what is right for us. Mercuria will station direct on the 22nd of June.
Art Blodeuwedd by Selina Fenech