Astrological Forecasts with a Traditional Twist

Heads Up! The May 2012 Writer’s Astrological Almanac

by on May.01, 2012, under Forecasts

Geraldine the Cow


As is fitting for a month on the crest of high spring, this May is classic in its energy, growth, vivaciousness, and colorful glory. You may prefer to work on more serious subjects or even on things nearly engulfed in shadow, and if so you’ll find plenty of help from the sky to do that, too. Take a firm grip on your dreams and plans, and bring at least a small part of one of them to brilliant life. Everything wants to live and grow. That includes you and your work. Let the sun shine on your efforts. Bask in the luxury of doing something that you love.  Heads Up!

Happy May! We start on Tuesday (the day of the week for Mars) with the Moon conjunct Mars in Virgo. Let this be a month of care and consideration as well as a month of merriment.


Wed May 02 the Moon is void of course in Virgo for most of the day but enters Libra in the evening. Have a methodical, productive work day, then a more relaxed social evening.


Fri May 04 the Moon conjuncts Saturn in Libra then goes void of course until entering Scorpio in the evening. You can smoothly deal with obligations, then ease into a serious but still pleasant weekend.


Sat May 05 the Moon is in Scorpio when Mercury exactly opposes Saturn. Self-criticism, indeed all crilticism, can be constructive and free of pointless doubts. That night, we get the Full Moon at 16 Sco. Heads Up.  This is also Wesak, the celebration of the birth of the Buddha. Visualize tea and flowers falling from the sky. Apply yourself to improving your world as well as your work.  My plan for this lunation is to wage peace, and have a cup of tea.


Tue May 08 the Moon is void of course in Sagittarius most of the day, entering Capricorn that evening. The day may seem scattered, but you can get back in touch with a lot of people. Three hours later, Mercury changes signs, leaving Aries for Taurus. If thinking gets a bit slower, it may also get more practical and intent on basic niceness.


Wed May 09 the Moon conjuncts Pluto in Capricorn. Let people leave you voice mail. Get a lot done.


Sun May 13 the Moon enters Pisces in the early morning. Look forward to dreams rich in emotion. Two hours later the Sun conjuncts Jupiter. Think lucky, the whole world over. Four hours later the Moon conjuncts Neptune in Pisces. Don’t even bother trying to think. Three and a half hours later, though, Mercury makes a trine to Mars. Perhaps thinking may resume. As creators and lovers of life, happy Mother’s Day to us all.


Mon May 14 the Moon is in Pisces all day. Dream material may find its way into your waking world. Mercury trines Pluto today. You might discover that sometimes it’s fun to dig in and work on something serious. Seriousness does not have to mean grim.


Tue May 15 the Moon is void of course in Pisces when Venus goes stationary retrograde at 23 Gemini. Heads Up. Make an effort to not take personal offense at anything and expect slightly less elegance and glamour in the world, and you’ll get through this retrograde just fine. Don’t overanalyze anything. From now till June 28, aesthetic taste, politeness and charm may go slightly underground.  On the up side, Venus gets to spend a lot of extra time in Gemini. (This could be a good time to crank out that revenge-filled divorce from hell romance novel. Just a thought.)


Wed May 16 the Moon is in Aries all day. Now that should be energizing! In the morning, the Moon conjuncts Uranus in Aries. Work on something surprising or totally unscheduled, but don’t get so derailed that you work on nothing. Four hours later Mars makes a trine to Pluto. This can be a serious big gun for the good. Do something good with all this energy. Heads Up.


Sat May 19 the Moon conjuncts Mercury in Taurus. Work on clever schemes but don’t expect prompt results. And, Heads Up. It’s the day before the New Moon (which will also be a solar eclipse).Be safe and alert. Caution is good; paranoia is not. Plus, it’s the last day of the month when the Sun is in Taurus. Don’t be surprised if a lot of people are extra stubborn today. Tomorrow the pace of everything may be faster and crisper. Heads Up again.


Sun May 20 a very dark crescent Moon conjuncts Jupiter at 24 Taurus. Resolve to let today be lucky, no matter how things feel. Perhaps your best luck will be of the private kind. Three hours later the Sun changes signs and enters Gemini. See the world with a fresh pair of eyes, and be sparing in commenting on it all. Almost nine hours later, the Sun and Moon finally meet up to make the New Moon at 00Gem. This is also a solar eclipse, visible from the western US, but the Sun won’t dim because it’s an annular eclipse (the Moon is slightly too far from the Earth and therefore too small to cover the entire face of the Sun). This is your basic major Heads Up kind of day, profoundly energetic and intense, second only to that Full Moon in Scorpio that happened on May 05. Stay calm, centered, and share your serenity with everyone. Tomorrow you may have brilliant fresh new tales to tell.


Mon May 21 the Moon is in Gemini all day. Near the end of day, Mercury conjuncts Jupiter. Take advantage of this applying conjunction to think and create on as big a scale as you can. You can get a lot done today. In fact, you can start some amazing projects that will need the rest of the year to finish. Don’t be shy about anything, but don’t overdo it and chase people away. With tact, you could successfully pitch a project or sell something big.  Why not?


Tue May 22 the Moon conjuncts Venus retrograde in Gemini. Cleverness can be good if dressed in a bit of pleasantry. Smile at least as much as you talk today.


Wed May 23 the Moon enters Cancer in the early morning. We are enjoying a month of Wednesdays with the Moon in cardinal signs, and today may be the most calm and comfortable Wednesday, conducive to getting work done, especially in more domestic settings. Have a cup of tea, maybe more, and write.


Thu May 24 the Moon is still in Cancer when Mercury changes signs and moves into its home sign of Gemini. You may have more ideas and desires to start projects than any human can contain, so take notes. You have all year to pace yourself. We have from now till June 25 to enjoy Mercury working his communicative magic in his home sign. Don’t waste a day of it. Take this as a prolonged and good Heads Up.


Sun May 27 the Moon is in Leo when Mercury conjuncts the Sun. Write with extra pride today. You can show it to the world later. Or, heck, maybe it’s a good day to schedule a public reading. I just love it when someone reads to me.


Mon May 28 the Moon conjuncts Mars at the close of day. This is especially appropriate for Memorial Day in the US. Be strong, brave, and dignified today, and let your work reflect your skill, training, and self-discipline. Recall, in this month of thirty-one days, we’re getting this conjunction for the second time. The rest of the sky, of course, is different.


Wed May 30 the Moon is in pleasant Libra when Mercury exactly squares Mars. Even the most contentious, controversial subjects can be discussed calmly and constructively. Go for the constructive criticism and skip the ruffled feathers, especially your own.


Thu May 31 the Moon conjuncts Saturn in Libra, then goes void of course. End this month with at least the veneer of agreeability and respect for the opinions of others. Respect your own opinions, too, and don’t hesitate to politely share and explain them to willing listeners, operative word ‘willing.’ There’s no pleasure or profit in capturing an audience that will rebel later.


As is fitting for a month on the crest of high spring, this May is classic in its energy, growth, vivaciousness, and colorful glory. You may prefer to work on more serious subjects or even on things nearly engulfed in shadow, and if so you’ll find plenty of help from the sky to do that, too. Take a firm grip on your dreams and plans, and bring at least a small part of one of them to brilliant life. Everything wants to live and grow. That includes you and your work. Let the sun shine on your efforts. Bask in the luxury of doing something that you love.  Heads Up!


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1 comment for this entry:
  1. Danny

    Awesome, looking forward to my smooth weekend this week!

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