May is going to be a wonderful month. The skies are delivering up a good dose of grand energy in the form of multiple kites. Kites are astrological events that occur when a triangular aspect (grand trine) interacts with a fourth planet and causes an opposition. The fourth planet acts as a grounding influence, and allows you to channel your energy into that fourth planet. The fourth planet is usually a motivating aspect, and gives you a way out of difficult scenarios. So be thankful when they occur, because they are usually very beneficial. During May, Jupiter will go direct around the 10th of the month, and Mercury will go direct in the latter part of the month. You should find yourself conquering some old fears, and throwing away some long held antiquated ideologies. At the same time, you’ll find a new meaning of life by overcoming challenges, and pushing past your previously established boundaries. There will be a lot of letting go this month, yet it will feel mildly liberating. You will learn many lessons this month, and you will see how timing plays a part in everything. The timing is right for you to pursue that which you deem valuable. You are following your goals, and following your heart so that you can be the best you. Enjoy!
**Please see the end of the month for information about the Moon Void of Course (VoC). **
Sunday, May 1, 2016
Today has us seeing an astrological kite in the sky. This aspect provides us with an extra added dose of motivation. Retrograde Jupiter, retrograde Pluto, the Sun, and Neptune are all playing major roles in this configuration. You have two options available to you, one of action, and one of inaction. Make sure to choose wisely. A retrograde Mercury is also having an interesting conversation with Jupiter and Pluto, could you be rethinking some of your previous goals? If so, then now is the perfect time to reassess and reevaluate. Moon VoC ends at 9:33 AM in Pisces.
Monday, May 2, 2016
Today’s energy is very similar to yesterday’s. Things just seem to go right, or as right as they can. The Moon is siding with Neptune, and wants you to make space for good things to happen. Although there are some tense aspects in the sky, it’s not enough to discourage you from making progress. You might not have all of the answers just yet, but you sure are arming yourself with some valuable tools.
Tuesday, May 3, 2016
The Moon is cuddling up against Chiron, and provides much needed emotional healing. You could very well have an “aha” moment at some point during the day. This allows you to face some deeply buried fears so that they can be removed. The key here is to not be afraid of the answers. Make sure to ask the right questions, even if you’ve previously asked the question. You never know what the new response will be. Moon VoC 12:08 AM to 12:04 PM in Aries.
Wednesday, May 4, 2016
The Moon is making a positive aspect to a retrograde Mars and retrograde Saturn. Together these two planets are trying to understand what’s been standing in the way. A positively aspected Uranus is working with Saturn to change the way we view ourselves, and is asking us to set new boundaries that aren’t so restrictive. VoC 11:17 PM until tomorrow afternoon.
Thursday, May 5, 2016
The Moon and Neptune are quite cozy nestled against each other today. This allows us to dream our biggest dreams out loud. With so many planets retrograde things could seem a little surreal. In reality these retrograding planets are providing an opportunity to go back in time, and to pull something from the past that seemed impossible. Remember, timing is everything. What didn’t work in the past could very well work now so don’t discard it. VoC ends at 12:10 PM in Taurus.
Friday, May 6, 2016
Today’s New Moon at 2:31 PM could seem like an astrological jackpot. The energy is very much grounded in the appropriate values so much so that Mercury, the Moon, the Sun, Venus, Jupiter, Pluto, and Neptune all went in on a lottery ticket together. This should be a really great day to just be happy about where you find yourself in life. You’re making progress towards those goals that fulfill and sustain you, and that is a glorious feeling. VOC 9:10 PM until tomorrow night.
Saturday, May 7, 2016
We have another kite today starring Jupiter, Pluto, the Moon, Mercury, the Sun, and Venus. It’s like we are being gifted with multiple blessings. Neptune is positively aspected to Pluto and the Sun, and is feeling quite happy about the fact that he didn’t have to pull a magician’s trick to get you to see the beauty of being grounded in your own truth, rather than in the truths of others. When you bask in your own light, there can be no darkness. VoC ends at 11:34 PM in Gemini.
Sunday, May 8, 2016
Today we have a cardinal Grand Cross in the mutable signs of Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, and Pisces. This energy allows us to be more flexible with our thoughts, communications, learnings, and our unconscious ambitions. It lends at itself very well to the energy of the astrological kite, making unconscious desires more conscious and clear. On this day, every planet is doing due diligence and playing together. It’s a grand day indeed. VoC starts at 11:15 PM until tomorrow afternoon.
Monday, May 9, 2016
Today there is a great deal of emphasis on communication, and in particular communication of your values, with the Sun and Mercury retrograde conjunct in Taurus. When you hold true to your word, you are able to see with more clarity. So be tenacious in your pursuit. Dig deep, because now is not the time to hold back. Don’t let retrograding planets fool you, the cosmic galaxy is giving you the thumbs up. VoC ends at 12:24 PM in Cancer.
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
Today the Moon trines Neptune, so with a little additional focus on your part, you could come across something that makes you nostalgic. Leverage this nostalgia to your advantage by making room in your life for something marvelous and emotionally suitable to where you are in your current life.
Wednesday, May 11, 2016
As the Moon enters Leo it leaves an opposition to Pluto on its way out of Cancer. This is nothing to be frightened of, but is something that should be taken into consideration. Pluto wants you to make sure that whatever it is that you are planning is rooted in the right place within your heart. If you’re doing things for a good reason, then all will go swimmingly. Anything other than the right reason is not in your best interest. VoC 2:34 am to 4:32 PM in Leo.
Thursday, May 12, 2016
Today the Moon in Leo sextiles a retrograde Mars in Leo, making this a spicy conversation. It doesn’t have to be intense, however it can be exciting. You’ll get a chance to experience something from a much different perspective, and you might possibly see things with a brand new set of eyes. This could also have you letting go of some old misguided illusions from past years.
Friday, May 13, 2016
With Uranus making a positive aspect to Saturn and the Moon, you are feeling a little innovative. You’re pushing yourself to climb mountains so that you can gain a broader perspective. Going outside of your element could be the medicinal remedy that you’ve needed. VoC 12:02 PM until tomorrow morning.
Saturday, May 14, 2016
The Moon enters Virgo, and is heading towards a retrograde Jupiter and the North Node. You could have a sense of accomplishment today, because you removed limits from your mental vocabulary. It’s been a long time coming, and this newfound can-do attitude will take you far, so remember this feeling, because it’s one that you’ll want to carry forward in the days and months to come. VoC ends at 12:52 AM in Virgo.
Sunday, May 15, 2016
The Moon conjuncts Jupiter and the North Node today, yet squares a retrograde Mars and retrograde Saturn, while simultaneously opposing Neptune. This could have you going over old scenarios so that you could fill in the gaps of why you created such strict barriers to your learnings. What held true previously no longer carries the same power that it once did. When you understand that part of the equation you become one step closer to personal freedom. So be free.
Monday, May 16, 2016
Today a retrograding Mars opposes a conjunct retrograde Mercury, Venus, and the Sun, making this a day when you just want to take it all in. You want to hold on to what you’ve just accomplished, by making it an integral part of your newfound perspective. Allowing yourself to relive certain experiences can be very therapeutic, so if you feel as though you’ve been healed, or that you are on the verge of being healed then it’s because you are. VoC 4:20 am until 12:33 PM in Libra.
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
The Moon is in Libra, and you’re feeling emotionally balanced. You’re not overly anxious to get on to the next best thing. You’re perfectly content with the space that you are living in, and all is right in your mind, body, and spirit. It’s wonderful when you have peace, clarity, and a sense of understanding in your life. It makes the journey more exciting and less stressful.
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Today the Moon in Libra opposes Uranus in Aries. You might have to choose creative innovation over a balanced emotional state today. You’re going to have to put on a show and be inspirational for those that are counting on you to deliver change. VoC 10:23 AM until 1:30 AM in Scorpio.
Thursday, May 19, 2016
Mars makes a loose opposition to a loosely conjunct Sun and Venus, which could cause a little bit of turbulence by pointing out repercussions of inaction, and the benefits of forward movement and timing. Some people might want to move faster than they are able to, while others would prefer to stick their heads in the sand, and ignore the writings on the wall. You can’t make people see what they can’t or don’t want to see. Maybe it’s just not their time to rally behind something that they don’t quite understand, yet it is your responsibility to help them get a better sense of what’s ahead.
Friday, May 20, 2016
The Moon is hanging out in Scorpio today, and is helping to form the second of two astrological kites. When the Moon is in Scorpio it can be a sobering effect, because something could be coming to an end. On the flipside of that, something new is set to begin, and as soon as Mercury goes direct you’ll get a better glimpse at what that new thing is.
Saturday, May 21, 2016
The Full Moon at 4:16 PM in Sagittarius opposes the Sun at one degree Gemini. Normally Full Moons are ones of closure, yet this one has the appearance of newness. Perhaps it’s because Gemini and Sagittarius are mutable signs, therefore providing us with a glass half-full effect. Enjoy this energy, because it is one that is shared with you to encourage you as you move through the retrograde moments. VoC 6:40 AM until 1:48 PM.
Sunday, May 22, 2016
The Moon is in Sagittarius, and is sharing energy with retrograde planets Saturn and Mars. From this vantage point Saturn and Mars are getting a “download” of what happens when you’re not running away from your teachings. Sometimes it’s necessary to slow down enough to let the learnings sink in and take root. When you resist the urge to move on to the next thing prematurely you might find that you’ve learned an important lesson.
Monday, May 23, 2016
The Moon positively aspects Uranus in Aries today. You’re feeling motivated to nurture this new you. You’re ambitious, you’re focused, and you’re determined to be more authentic and less sporadic. You’re moving with precision, while allowing yourself the flexibility to be nimble. When Saturn is retrograde it’s the prime opportunity to reset your expectations so that you can give yourself enough opportunity to achieve success. VoC 10:37 AM until tomorrow morning.
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Today is a relatively calm day. This could have something to do with Mercury turning direct yesterday. After all of the excitement of last week, it’s nice to have things settle down a little bit so that you can catch up. There were so many wonderful occurrences, yet it’s nice for things to return to a normal pace. So ease into this day and relax. VoC ends at 12:34 AM in Capricorn.
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Are you glad that you took some time to relax yesterday, because today is full of energy with retrograde Mars opposing Venus in Gemini. Today is one of those days when you’ll have to talk about what you value most. It could prove difficult, because the ego could be taking a time out due to the retrograde Mars. It’s ok for the ego to take a time out sometimes, as long as you don’t need it to get through a difficult moment. VoC 8:11 PM until tomorrow morning.
Thursday, May 26, 2016
Yesterday something changed, and it could have you emotionally anxious. Whatever changed was necessary, and is a necessary part of life’s evolution. You have no illusions about the outcome of certain things in your life, because you just got a glimpse of how things are going to be going from here on out. VoC ends at 9:27 AM in Aquarius.
Friday, May 27, 2016
The Moon in Aquarius is sextile Venus and the Sun in Gemini. The tone of this energy is to motivate you to be honest with others. There are other factors that have influenced your recent movements, and it is time to share those aspects with those that are near and dear to you.
Saturday, May 28, 2016
There is a Grand Cross occurring in mutable signs today, which could have you pulled in multiple directions. As long as you go in the direction that is the healthiest for you, you’ll have no problems getting through the day. You can’t be all things to all people so don’t even try. Be the right thing for the right people which includes you. VoC 3:19 PM until 4:06 PM in Pisces.
Sunday, May 29, 2016
Another tense day, yet nothing that you can’t handle. Everyone wants your attention and focus, yet some things just aren’t possible. You have a lot of important matters to deal with, if you want to be present in your own life. Take care of your things, and let others take care of theirs.
Monday, May 30, 2016
The Moon is hanging out in Pisces for the majority of the day. While in the sign of faith it’s having a conversation with Neptune and Chiron. The question of the day focuses on your happiness meter. So don’t be surprised if all of a sudden, you want to start singing the children’s song, “If You’re Happy and You Know It Clap Your Hands.” VoC 6:10 PM until 8:09 PM in Aries.
Tuesday, May 31, 2016
The Moon finishes the month in Aries, and makes a positive alignment to a retrograde Mars in Scorpio. The interesting thing about Mars retrograde in Scorpio is that Mars feels pretty good in this sign, because it’s a sign focusing on change and moving up levels. Therefore, it’s the first time in weeks that you actually experience forward progress, and that’s always a good feeling.
The Moon Void of Course (VoC) is the time period from when the Moon makes its last aspect in one sign before moving into the next sign. The Moon is the fastest-moving planet and transitions from one sign into the next every 1-3 days. What that means is that the Moon is constantly in motion, it’s never retrograde, so it’s inevitable that she will connect with “something,” i.e. another planet or transit, until the moment that she doesn’t. During the moments when she doesn’t connect, we call it the Moon Void of Course. When these events occur, the best thing to do is to meditate, sit still, and listen to your higher guidance. Sitting still does not mean to physically sit still, although it can be beneficial.
Kaye Berjot is a transformational astrologer who focuses on Chiron, the wounded healer. Read more articles, weekly astrology insights, and request readings at askkaye.com.