The merry month of May brings some relief on the starry horizon. We’ll be going down from three retrograde planets, to only two of them, for a while longer.
May 3 – MERCURY gets out of retrograde. Communication and devices dealing with same, should go more smoothly now. Those with Rising signs and Moon signs ruled by this planet (Virgos and Geminis) will especially enjoy this shift, and feel more progress with this forward movement.
May 14 – The SUN enters earth sign Taurus. This represents the 10th house of career for the Leos, who are ruled by the Sun, so this will still be a positive transit for them. Since the Sun also represents “government” things can now calm down some after the thirty days of its passage through fire sign Aries. Ideas from calmer heads may be able to reign now. It is also a positive transit for those with Taurus Rising or Moon signs, bringing friends and supporters closer to them.
May 26 – MARS enters air sign Gemini, bringing in new energy and drive to help achieve their ambitions. Just take heed, Gemini Rising and Moon sign friends, that you don’t let the energy slide to the negative side of the Mars spectrum which is anger, impatience, irritability and restlessness.
Mars 30 – VENUS goes into fire sign Aries, finally leaving its sign of Exaltation Pisces where it had a nice, long stay, due to a period of being retrograde. This position is actually better for the Libra Rising and Moon sign people, as Venus will now be traveling through their 7th house of partners, business, marriage and travel. That’s a lot better than the previous sign which is their 6th house of stress, worries and health issues. Enjoy the change, Librans. Those with Taurus Rising or Moon signs, which are also ruled by Venus, will now have a 12th house transit going on. That means the ruler of their charts is crossing the house of loss and expenditure, so they have to watch their spending. Foreign travel could be another possibility, as well as the desire for solitude. They may also feel a bit isolated, on the other hand.
May 31 – MARS goes combust the Sun. This state of traveling too close to the fiery energy of the Sun makes any planet “angry” and thus not able to give us the full positive side of its qualities. Mars rules the signs of Aries and Scorpio, thus those born with these Rising or Moon signs will want to take care to get enough rest to be able to reflect on situations calmly, vs. going off in some impulsive reactions.
Here we can see that there are certainly fewer planetary disturbances than last month. Only Saturn and Jupiter remain in retrograde motion, after Mercury goes Direct on May 3rd. Jupiter remains retrograde until June 9th, so we’ll have more discussion on that influence, next month.
This blog is meant to provide just a taste of possible effects from the transits, the changing conditions of the planets in the Vedic Sky. For a more complete understanding of your own chart, as usual, you are invited to contact me and schedule a full reading.
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