By Craig Pace
This is the monthy Jupiter ends its long winter retrograde and turns
direct. As it does, the 1st of May, it is preparing to leave Virgo and will
not return for about 14 years. If you are an earth sign person (Taurus,
Virgo, or Capricorn) and have been taking in the advancement, increase,
improvement and expansion but not setting yourself up for long range benefit
(opening doors, widening horizons, etc,) then this is a wake-up call for
you. When Jupiter leaves Virgo this coming October 11, the influence of
increase from our solar systems largest planet will be gone. One of the
problems with positive Jupiter transits is that, when under their influence,
we come to think of the ongoing advantage as being just the way life is.
Then when the influence is over, we look around and say, "Well, what
happened, why don't things go easily any longer?" It is because we raise our
level of consumption during easy and lucrative times to that of the incoming
flow, then when the influence is over, the flow dries up. The caution for
these transits is to take this time of opportunity to set yourself up for
the long-term. So if you are earth sign and have been enjoying a season of
prosperity, opportunity or effectiveness, right now is not too late to wake
up and use this time to invest your energies into some long term payoffs.
Real growth, expanded potentials and newly developed assets will still be in
place after October, while potentials for new opportunities will become
fewer and farther between.
May is also, of course, the time of Taurus. Probably there are more
flowers in bloom now than any other time of the year. It is a time when we
want to slow down a little and enjoy nature's artistic finess. Countless
varieties of delicate shapes and colors capture us into doscovering them,
while intoxicating fragrances fill our senses. The promise of spring is
fulfilled. It is no surprise that the nature of Taurus is appreciation and
love of beauty. (It's their darned stubborn selfishness that gets me.)
There are no eclipses this month, but the full Moons are on the 2nd and
31st, the new Moon is the 16th. The first time it is full is at 13 degrees
of Taurus. The Moon is in one of its most advantageous places in this sign,
indicating trustworthiness, true-blue friendships, loyalty, sincerity and
emotional fullness. Topics around the second of May will range from
acknowledgement of attraction to pledges of marriage. Other scenarios
include; The beginning of a prosperous money cycle, a family stroll in a
natural setting or a friend going out of his/her way to do something special
The full Moon on the 31st is in Gemimi at 11 degrees and marks quite a
different time. New beginnings then will involve fickleness of mood, a need
of variety or change, a learning project, or maybe just a fun chatty day.
The full Moon, which indicates the end of something having to do with
family, emotions, or our natural way of being ourselves is at 26 degrees of
Scorpio. The Scorpionic influence here will make this day heavy and
thunderous. (The Moon is as uncomfortable in Scorpio as it is warm and
friendly in Taurus.) Look for possible arguments at home with someone who is
not willing to consider another's point of view, the foot being put down and
law proclaimed, or someone pouty and moody in your life.
If you are Scorpio, born about the 14th of November, I know I have not
written much for you in recent months. But, you are still involved in the
same difficult, powerful, sometimes acutely painful transformation that I
spoke of last fall. By now though, you are beginning to see your way out.
The destructive dismantling of your old way of life and starting over from
scratch, obviously will not go on forever. The 'new you' is beginning to
emerge. Probably you can already tell, you will be stronger and more able in
life, more than you would have ever been if you had stayed in the old
shackles. It is better where you are going and you'll never be tempted to go
back. Pluto is the influence here, the ruler of your natal Sun, and the
aspect is the powerful conjunction. Qualities described by Pluto are total
fearlessness and the condition of no longer believing in, or being able to
accept the old ways. The awareness usually is that some major pillar of the
foundation of our life is found out to be a morbid lie. This is a most
difficult awareness to resist. Those that do retain their old ways and do
not grow by meeting the challenge will pay the heavy price, of a major loss
of personal power and self respect.
For Virgoans born August 24 through September 1, the first paragraph this
month is especially for you, and the time is now. While transit Jupiter will
be in Virgo until October, it is exactly conjuncting your natal Sun this
month. This is your prime time, so make your best choices right now while
the influence is at its peak.
Geminis born from May 26 through June 4, financial juggling around the
end of the month is not a good idea as things could easily get out of hand.
If you end robbing Peter to pay Paul, Pete may have a few things to say
about that. Even still, all will be straightened out again by mid-June.
If your Sun sign is Leo and you were born between the 7th and the 12th of
August, it is temporary, but this month, Murphy's law is in effect. If it
can go wrong, it will. That would not be so bad, except it will be up to you
to set things straight again. Loss or the potential of it may be in line for
you. Your sensitive yet confident, winning manner is important now.
For Librans, especially those born between the 8th and the 14th of
October, the positive money cycle I've been talking about since March is
even stronger for you this month around the 25th. Expect positive financial
events at this time that could net you a nifty bundle. Enjoy!
Taureans born from the 5th through the 12th of May should expect testing
challenges all this month., Look for ways to cut the deadwood from your
life. You need to be light, flexible, and effective now, especially
concerning things that are your personal responsibility.
If you are Aries born between the 3rd and the 10th of April, May 27
through June 2 is a time of concern for you since your chart shows a health
caution at that time. Another possibility however, is your becoming quite
angry about having been lied to concerning an important issue in your life.