by Janet (Sparrow) Moon
May begins absolutely grand, literally. On May 1 there will be a grand trine between Venus, Saturn, and Pluto. A grand trine is the most positive aspect in astrology, and this grand trine should bring a general feeling of well being in love and financial matters. Things could get a little rough on Friday and Saturday, May 2 and 3, with Mercury and Saturn fighting with one another while making their own changes. There could be problems with authority figures, and verbal abuse could be out of control. Abuse starts in our minds, so if we don't beat ourselves up in our thoughts, then we are much less likely to abuse others. Catch those thoughts quickly and don't let them take control. By Sunday, May 4, all will be forgotten and forgiven, and we will be entering a more calm and peaceful period.
The first half of the week of May 5th should be relatively uneventful, but we may be dealing with some issues on Thursday and Friday (May 8 and 9), especially those of us with dominate fire in our charts. Jupiter (the ruler of Sagittarius) will be turning retrograde, and Mars (the ruler of Aries) will be crossing into Leo. We may find ourselves dealing with family or possibly financial issues at that time.
Mothers' Day weekend looks nice, all the way through Monday, so take some time to celebrate motherhood. The Sun will be joining the Jupiter and Uranus harmony bringing optimism and new ideas, but Neptune will show up late and sing off pitch. What this means is, the weekend should be great, but things may get rougher as we begin the new week. Saturday through Monday (May 10 - 12), we may find we come to a new understanding of life, and we will be ready to party. Beginning Monday, and getting stronger on Tuesday and Wednesday, confusion and addiction may rear it's ugly head. There could be a few misunderstandings, so postpone any major decisions until the end of the week.
Venus will move in and replace the Sun in the Jupiter, Uranus, Neptune harmony for the weekend of May 17, and the Scorpio Full Moon will be on Monday (May 19), so lots of us will be ready to party again. Weekend parties should go well, but we may become excessive on Monday and Tuesday. There could be a lot of flirting and cheating going on, or we may go on a spending spree all the way through Wednesday. There could also be problems with authority figures, or we may find our energy is low Tuesday through Friday (May 20 -23) with the Sun picking a fight with Saturn.
And, were not done yet... Hang on, Memorial Day weekend (May 24 - 26) could bring some disappointments. Venus will be crossing into Gemini on Saturday, and we may be trying to push our loved ones around. Mercury and Neptune will be at retrograde station on Monday, but we will be feeling their effects from Sunday through Tuesday. You all know what Mercury Retrograde means (communication, transportation, travel, and mental problems), and Neptune will be in the bathroom taking a dump too. Neptune's going to bring out the addict and the fool! I'm staying home this Memorial Day, and I'll watch the Indy 500 on TV. Use extra extra caution traveling this weekend.
The rest of the week, and the rest of the month, will be quiet and uneventful, and June should begin on a very sweet note. There may be some problems around the Full Moon in June when Mercury turns direct, so check back next month for more details.
Janet (Sparrow) Moon is a professional psychic and astrologer. You can visit her web site for more articles about upcoming events in astrology, and to read her daily astrology general tendencies forecast. (This article can be reprinted freely online, as long as the entire article and this bio are included.) http://www.sparrowmoon.com/