The Astrological Edge . . . . . May 2019

The inner planets—Mercury, Venus, and Mars—are all direct this month, which will help to facilitate progress in our day-to-day lives. The month of May will therefore be good for getting new ideas off the ground and committing to personal or professional goals. Uranus will be moving forward, too, in Taurus, which will add energy to efforts to revolutionize financial systems, technology, and the ways in which we care for our environment. Jupiter, Saturn, and Pluto, however, are all retrograde, which will encourage governments, corporations, and other large-structured organizations to revamp from within. As the populace will be stirred to voice its discontent with topics related to banking, socio-economic equality, global warming, water quality, and cultural values, those with the authority to enact policy changes will feel the pressure to do so now.

Mercury will race through three signs this month: Aries, Taurus, and Gemini. We are likely to hear lots of dialogue and discourse within our personal circles and on a global scale. It will be time to tackle tough issues and examine proposed solutions. Fortunately, Saturn and Pluto will be in favorable sextile to Neptune in Pisces. Some of the challenges that demand our attention will therefore be ripe for healing, and we’ll have the ability to temper practical action with compassion.

Retrograde Saturn and Pluto Loosen their Conjunction
Both Saturn and Pluto stationed retrograde last month, which will loosen their conjunction in Capricorn over the next several months. When these two planets station direct . . . . . Members can READ THE FULL COLUMN HERE.

Wishes for the Taurus New Moon
Since this month’s NEW MOON occurs in TAURUS, it is especially potent for making wishes in areas ruled by that sign. Among other areas, Taurus holds dominion over patience, perseverance, financial abundance, loyalty, self-worth, contentment, and releasing stubbornness.  (The information below comes from Jan Spiller’s book, New Moon Astrology.)
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Every month, on the day of the New Moon, the energy in the atmosphere opens to receive new seeds. For centuries, farmers have used the New Moon cycles for planting their crops. We can use the same potent energy for stating our dreams and goals. To use a New Moon POWER DAY, simply write down, by hand, a maximum of ten wishes or goals that you would like to manifest in your life.

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