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Star Encounters – May 2017!

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LUNATIONS

The Full Moon in Scorpio occurs on May 10, 2017 at 05:42:25 PM ESDT and as it opposes the Taurus Sun it also forms a sweet sextile to retrograde Pluto in Capricorn! It is important balance our resources with traditional values. Extravagance is not wise just now. Recycling and renovating those items that can serve you in a practical manner are the best choices. This lunation is also wonderful for you to go to the depths of your being and redefine your goals for the future. Create a strategy that you can tweak later!

The New Moon in Gemini occurs on May 25, 2017 at 03:44:23 PM EDST and The Lights are kissing in Gemini but form no major aspects to the traditional planets! Awaken your inner child and respond spontaneously to those around you! Reconnect with your friends and create a few new ones in this cycle. Stimulating conversation can magnify your imagination and optimism at this time! Initiate gatherings and know that this uplifting togetherness can be contagious! If you love to write or lecture, this is a time that you can WOW your audience! Go for it!

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PLANETARY ALERTS!


May Retrograde Stations and Shifts

Mercury, the planet of communication and perception stations direct in Aries on May 3, 2017 at 12:33 PM EDST. It retrograded in Taurus and returns to its true direct point on May 21st! Still exercise and aliquot of caution in the signing of agreements or major purchases until after that date! Projects regarding property and gardens can still suffer from delays. Use wisdom in your spending on all levels for best results!

Jupiter, the largest planet, the Greater Benefic of the Zodiac, stationed retrograde in Libra on February 6, 2017 at 01:52 AM and remains so until June 9, 2017 at 10:04 AM. It is interesting that it stations direct on the Full Moon in Sagittarius, the sign it rules! During this period, we will desire to have peace, balance and abundance in our lives to a greater degree. Embracing an attitude of gratitude for all that we have and who we have become will be prominent. So much of the time, we have a greater awareness of what we lack or what we desire that we forget to treasure that which we hold in the palm of our hand. Give thanks!

Saturn, the Great Teacher and the planet of manifestation, stations retrograde in Sagittarius on April 6, 2017 at 01:06 AM EDST and remains so until August 25, 2017 at 08:09 AM EDST. Saturn is a ponderous planet and retrogrades each spring and early summer. It is a time to often plan reunions or re-visit our favorite spots on the planet when we vacation. It is also a good time to prepare if you are thinking o continuing your education or working on writing or publishing a book when it is in Sagittarius. Take time to share with others the lessons you have learned in life! Storytelling ROCKS in this cycle!

Pluto, the planet of power, life, death, rebirthing and transformation, stations retrograde in Capricorn on April 20, 2017 at 08:46 AM EDSR and remains so until September 28, 2017 at 03:33 PM EDST. Pluto is the most ponderous of planets and moves very slowly and has a bit of an eccentric orbit. Pluto can be both powerful and subtle simultaneously. In its retrograde cycle, the wheels of government seem to move very slowly. Court cases can go into delay and contracts may suffer with delays This can often prove to be beneficial if we but wait it out!

Aries ARIES MAR 20 - APR 20

On the Full Moon, your ruler, Mars, is in Gemini and is forming a beautiful trine to retrograde Jupiter in Libra and a challenging square to Neptune in Pisces! As much as you would love to feel a sense of peace and fulfillment at the end of the day, it will prove to be elusive. Being responsive to others, whether it is a celebration or a problem, is imperative in this cycle. What you do to step in with others will bless you in the future. On the New Moon, Mars is still in Gemini and is opposing retrograde Saturn in Sagittarius, in sextile to Uranus in your sign, in trine to the Tail of the Dragon in Aquarius and in square to Chiron in Pisces! In a nutshell, teach what you have learned, be innovative in new projects, take much better care of your health on all levels and know that this will be ambitious! You accomplish much but the trine to the Tail of the Dragon may make you feel like YOUR tail is a bit dragging! Get rest when you can!


Taurus TAURUS APR 20 - MAY 21

On the Full Moon, your ruler, Venus, is in Aries and forms no major angles to the traditional planets. The sign of Aries is your "I AM" presence and it is best for you to concentrate on self. Appreciate the love you have both given and received. Look to what you would love to do or be in your future. You can factor some healthy self-love back into your schedule. Just DO it! On the New Moon, Venus is still in Aries but now forms an opposition to retrograde Jupiter in Libra and a square to retrograde Pluto in Capricorn. This is a time of introspection and retrospection! Spend some precious time doing this review. What would you choose to re-create in your life and how will that empower you and those you love? Love the skin you are in and the mission you are on at this time!


Gemini GEMINI MAY 21 - JUN 21

On the Full Moon, your ruler, Mercury, is in Aries but still in its shadow from its retrograde cycle. It is kissing Uranus in Aries and they form a double Grand Trine in Fire to the Head of the Dragon in Leo and retrograde Saturn in Sagittarius! The past can be your most passionate teacher as long as you view it in spirit and in truth. It is a time to investigate how much you have grown due to people and life events. There may be more than one good book within you. On the New Moon, Mercury has moved on into Taurus and forms no major aspects to the traditional planets! This is a fabulous time for new ideas and creating some wise and practical changes in your life. The Lights are kissing in your sign which enhances your social life as well as the art of multi-tasking! Get busy!


Cancer CANCER JUN 21 - JUL 22

On the Full Moon, your ruler, the Moon is in Scorpio and as it opposes the Taurus Sun it also forms a sweet sextile to retrograde Pluto in Capricorn! Your psychic ability and grasp of psychology is enhanced in this cycle. It is easier to understand where the roots of your being were planted. Let the past serve you now as you more deeply understand your motives as well as the motives of others. The World may seem a bit dark, so shine your Light brighter! On the New Moon, The Lights are kissing in Gemini form no major aspects to the traditional planets! Let your outer persona and your inner child unite! Find a playmate and allow yourself to simply enjoy self-expression. Camaraderie reigns in this cycle for you! Reading and writing those genres that soothe the soul will serve you! Enjoy!


Leo LEO JUL 22 - AUG 22

On the Full Moon, your ruler, the Sun, is in Taurus opposing the Scorpio Moon as it forms a trine to retrograde Pluto in Capricorn! Take a long look back and determine who and what has empowered you over the long haul! What have you discovered that is foundation to your mission? Often, it is your nature to shine but reflection is paramount in this cycle. Go deep within for your answers! On the New Moon, The Lights are kissing in Gemini and form no major aspects to any of the traditional planets. Much conversation and creativity is seen! Simple friendliness seems to show up around every corner. Brighten up your night life and adventure forth to see new places and fresh faces! Thank me later!


Virgo VIRGO AUG 23 - SEP 22

On the Full Moon, your ruler, Mercury, is in Aries but still in its shadow from its retrograde cycle. It is kissing Uranus in Aries and they form a double Grand Trine in Fire to the Head of the Dragon in Leo and retrograde Saturn in Sagittarius! Don an attitude of gratitude as you appreciate the life you are living! Every day will seem to be an adventure in good cheer just now! Simply enjoy yourself. On the New Moon, Mercury has moved on into Taurus and forms no major aspects to the traditional planets! You will feel inspired to take on new projects in your home or garden. You may also decide to upgrade your wardrobe or appearance. Decide to spend a little extra money and go to a fancy new restaurant! Life is good!


Libra LIBRA SEP 23 - OCT 22

On the Full Moon, your ruler, Venus, is in Aries and forms no major angles to the traditional planets. Enjoy every bit of independence you can muster! Express yourself openly and freely to all who come across your path! Be profound! Take the lead and create new followers with renewed confidence. Rock and roll! On the New Moon, Venus is still in Aries but now forms an opposition to retrograde Jupiter in Libra and a square to retrograde Pluto in Capricorn. Responsibilities may seem heavy at this time but if you pace yourself and take it one step at a time, progress is assured. Re-organize your time, energy and intention. if you need help, ask for it or hire it! Look to those you know are tried and true. Go!


Scorpio SCORPIO OCT 23 - NOV 21

On the Full Moon, your ruler of event, Mars, is in Gemini and is forming a beautiful trine to retrograde Jupiter in Libra and a challenging square to Neptune in Pisces! Expect to have cooperation from others on projects you are working on but know that they cannot fully envision your final goal. Exercise patience. Your ruler of process, Pluto, is retrograde in Capricorn and in square to retrograde Jupiter in Libra as it trines the Taurus Sun. Progress is slow but steady. Make sure all contracts are clear and fair at this time. On the New Moon, Mars is still in Gemini and is opposing retrograde Saturn in Sagittarius, in sextile to Uranus in your sign, in trine to the Tail of the Dragon in Aquarius and in square to Chiron in Pisces! Get plenty of sleep and eat right! Seek out experts to answer your questions if need be. Your own history serves you well. Pluto is in square to Venus in Aries upon this lunation. Impatient people around you can be very distracting! Keep yourself in check. Try not to overreact!


Saggitarius SAGITTARIUS NOV 22 - DEC 20

On the Full Moon, your ruler, Jupiter, is retrograde in Libra, in square to retrograde Pluto in Capricorn, in trine to Mars in Gemini and forms a quincunx to Neptune in Pisces. Expect to be extremely busy! You may have difficulties with policies on the job as they hold little logic in your eyes. Use tact if at all possible! Do not plow through, go around! On the New Moon, Jupiter opposes Venus in Aries and is still angling off with Neptune. Share your ideas and even your frustrations with someone you love. Just bouncing your ideas off one who is honest can ease the pressure! Disillusionment can creep in if you do not allow time to refresh yourself. Do not let the tasks at hand overshadow what you envision for your future. Be gracious to yourself at this time. Know the tide is changing soon.


Capricorn CAPRICORN DEC 21 - JAN 19

On the Full Moon, your ruler, Saturn, is retrograde in Sagittarius and forms a beautiful double Grand Trine in Fire with the Head of the Dragon in Leo and Mercury kissing Uranus in Aries! It also forms a square to Chiron in Pisces. You will be all fires up and somewhat brilliant in this cycle! Your reputation precedes you and you can make amazing progress. Be sure to allow yourself to decompress at the end of the day to avoid burnout! On the New Moon, this configuration is still in place with the addition of Mars in Gemini in opposition to your ruler! Others cooperation with you is marvelous and the exchange of ideas can produce outstanding results! Enjoy every minute!


Aquarius AQUARIUS JAN 20 – FEB 19

On the Full Moon, your ruler, Uranus, is conjunct Mercury in Aries and is part of a double Grand Trine in Fire with the Head of the Dragon in Leo and retrograde Saturn in Sagittarius! You are brilliant, intuitive and innovative to the Nth degree in this cycle! All of your experiences from the past seem to converge as you move forward and your work ethic shines! The spirit of independence is upon you and others find you inspiring! On the New Moon, Mercury has moved on but the Grand trine in Fire is still in place. You gain momentum and  there can be a bit of a bounce in your step! It is perfect to mix business with pleasure and exchange pleasant conversation about your goals for the future! Share the dream! Be outstanding!


Pisces PISCES FEB 19 - MAR 19

On the Full Moon, your ruler, Neptune, is in Pisces, in square to Mars in Gemini and forms a quincunx to retrograde Jupiter n Libra. Misunderstandings can arise at this time and others around you may be experiencing disappointment. Be careful not to absorb this energy. It is a good time to listen but not take it all on! Exercise compassion and then clear yourself if at all possible. Keep up on your spiritual practices to maintain equilibrium. On the New Moon, the single quincunx with Jupiter is still in place. It is a good time for reflection. It may also prove to be important to you to contribute to a cause that speaks to your heart. Being around others who are sensitive and caring can boost you right up! Participation with kindred spirits is well advised in this cycle! Do a bit of buzzing around with positive folk!