May 2015 – Plans Increase Your Security

Important astrological energies for the month of May 2015:

  • Mercury creates the energy of a mutable T-square by forming an opposition to Saturn retrograde on May 3, 2015 and a square to Neptune on May 9, 2015.
  • Full Moon with Sun in Taurus and Moon in Scorpio occurs on May 3, 2015.
  • New Moon with Sun and Moon in Taurus occurs on May 18, 2015.
  • Mercury in Gemini turns stationary retrograde on May 18, 2015. It will remain retrograde until June 11, 2015.
  • Jupiter in Leo forms a quincunx to Pluto retrograde in Capricorn on May 21, 2015. This is the third time that this quincunx occurs in this series. The first time it occurred was on September 5, 2014. The second time that it occurred was on February 27, 2015.
  • Venus in Cancer creates the energy of a cardinal T-square by forming an opposition to Pluto retrograde in Capricorn on May 21, 2015 and a square to Uranus on May 25, 2015.

Plans Increase Your Security

By Misty Kuceris ©2015

The month of May 2015 begins with energy that was similar to last month. As with the planet Venus when it entered the sign of Gemini last month, Mercury also forms a mutable T-square which begins on May 3rd when Mercury forms an opposition to Saturn retrograde and ends on May 9th when Mercury forms a square to Neptune. However, this mutable T-square will be more important than the one with Venus for a number of reasons. There is a full Moon which will occur later today and this mutable T-square energy is very evident during the time of the full Moon. Mercury will also go retrograde later this month and will form a square to Neptune two more times: The second time will be on May 29th when Mercury is in retrograde motion and on June 23rd when Mercury is in direct motion and Neptune is in retrograde motion.

With Mercury forming the opposition to Saturn retrograde, you need to be very gentle with yourself. You may feel that other people are criticizing you. Or, you may be taking yourself too seriously. You need to be very cautious when listening to others because they could be more concerned about their goals than your goals. And, they may not be willing to give you all the facts. Since this is part of a mutable T-square energy, you need to be cautious not to rush into situations just to get them over and done with. Take your time when you approach any problems today with the understanding that you can solve them if you take the time to think things through.

You also need to be very careful with your automobile. If there are things wrong with your car, try to get them fixed before this aspect occurs. It may cost you more if you don’t. Plus, you may not get everything corrected properly the first time.

The full Moon, with Sun in Taurus and Moon in Scorpio, which occurs on May 3rd not only contains the energy of the mutable T-square formed by Mercury, but it also contains the energy of a fixed T-square which is created by both the Sun and the Moon forming a square to Jupiter. On one hand you’ll feel as if you want to rush into situations and make whatever changes are necessary. You’re tired of the status quo and want changes now. This is the energy of the mutable T-square.

But, with the fixed T-square, you just want to sit where you are and not move. You don’t want to be pushed into decisions until you know you’re ready. So, you feel trapped between the desire for change and the need for inaction. It’s important not to rush into those changes right now. If you try to make changes, it’ll be like driving a car with the brakes on. You’ll only burn out your energy and not achieve anything.

The real lesson of this full Moon is to understand what’s important in your life and make a plan. As you make your plan, decide what needs to be thrown out because it’s getting in the way of your success. Once you know what it is you don’t need, you’ll be able to get rid of it. And, once you get rid of it, you’ll be able to make those changes you want.

On May 6th, Mercury forms a trine to Ceres and you feel less harried. You feel as if you’re able to communicate your needs with others and they will listen. This is a good time to determine what you want to do and whether you need to compromise in order to achieve the results you desire. If you do need to compromise, you’ll find that your decision works in your favor. And, if you try to avoid the issue right now, you’ll find that it crops up again in your life on May 30, 2015 when Mercury retrograde forms a trine to Ceres and on June 21, 2015 when Mercury direct forms a trine to Ceres retrograde.

May 7th, when Venus enters the sign of Cancer, is another day where you’ll feel less harried. You’ll find that you prefer to be with yourself, special family members, or intimate friends. You don’t really want to participate in the external world. This is a good day to relax. If possible, take day off and just pamper yourself. Perhaps you might want to take a spa day. You deserve it.

The mutable T-square that began on May 3rd when Mercury formed an opposition to Saturn retrograde culminates on May 9th when Mercury forms a square to Neptune. If you felt that everything was not as it seemed for these last several days, you’ll begin to understand why. The facts may still elude you, but your feelings are accurate. Do the best you can not to sign any contracts today because there are hidden clauses which could create problems later. Also, since Mercury will be turning retrograde later in the month and forming two other squares to Neptune during this cycle, any problems which you don’t resolve today will actually crop up again on May 29th when Mercury in retrograde motion forms a second square to Neptune and on June 23rd when Mercury in direction motion forms a third square to Neptune retrograde.

When Venus forms a quincunx to Saturn retrograde on May 10th, you need to re-evaluate the structure you’ve created in your life to see if it really supports your needs. It’s important to feel secure with your world. At the same time, it’s important that you don’t create barriers which prevent you from feeling the love and joy that can enter your life.

You may feel that it’s time to re-evaluate your financial situation. Perhaps you’ve put yourself on such a tight budget that you don’t have any funds to go out and play. Or, perhaps you’re so worried about your finances that you start putting money aside in fear that you won’t have enough money later. If you are over-extending your finances, take time to see what financial obligations can be deleted from your life. If you don’t take the time to do that, you may feel depressed because your financial situation seems overwhelming.

When Mars enters the sign of Gemini on May 11th, your actions are very scattered. You try to do too many things. You think you can multi-task, but you can’t. Life becomes too overwhelming if you’re not careful. While it’s difficult, you need to try and relax. You also need to keep your mouth shut. You may explain your point of view and find yourself irritating a lot of people.

On May 15th, Mars forms an opposition to Saturn retrograde and Venus forms a quincunx to Ceres a few hours later.

Mars just wants to rush out into the universe and experience life while Saturn retrograde wants to hold back and wait until there appear to be better options. With Saturn retrograde in Sagittarius you may feel frustrated that you can’t move forward as fast as you like. With Venus forming the quincunx to Ceres, you may feel as if you’re alone in the world and there’s no one to help you.

The best way to use the energies of today is to spend time understanding how wonderful you are and how people in your life value you, even if they don’t always take the time to tell you. You may need to compromise in some areas of your life, but that may not be so bad. Just be cautious around authority figures because they may try to stand in your way. Don’t take too many risks because the results might be held against you. And praise yourself for the small successes you can achieve today.

When Venus forms a square to the Moon’s Nodal Axis on May 16th, you need to review your past so you can use that information as a means of increasing security for your future. You may feel some tension as you try to find the balance between past events and future desires. But, finding the balance really lies in understanding the energy of the missing sign which in this case is Capricorn. It’s important that the structure you created in your life can provide a springboard to the success you seek. If the structure is creating barriers that prevent your happiness, you need to re-evaluate and determine what aspects of that structure need to be changed.

It helps that Venus is forming a trine to Neptune later in the day. This will give you the energy to consider your dreams and decide how you want to achieve them. You may even be willing to let go of some of those barriers that were preventing you from achieving your happiness.

You may even feel as if you’ve met the soulmate of your life. Perhaps you have, but be cautious since Neptune can also mask who the other person really is. Enjoy meeting the other person but give the relationship time to develop before you rush into anything.

Also be careful with signing contracts today. You won’t have all the facts even if you feel good about the situation. Just wait a few days and you’ll know whether signing the contract was worth it.

The new Moon occurs very early on May 18th: just a little after midnight (12:13 am EDT). During the evening hours, Mercury in Gemini turns stationary retrograde. So, while Mercury is not technically retrograde at the time of the new Moon, you will feel the retrograde effects in this new Moon.

The new Moon has both the Sun and Moon in Taurus. Normally you want to consider what’s important in your life and take action. But, with Mercury about to turn retrograde, you’re better off listing what’s important in your life, along with the action you want to take, and waiting until Mercury turns direct on June 11, 2015. If you do this, you’ll find that actions you take in June will have more success and bring more prosperity into your life.

With Mercury retrograde in Gemini you want to be careful with your communication style. Words may not come out right. Paperwork may go missing. Or, you may have to rework any contracts that had to be signed during this retrograde period. The best way to use this energy is to meditate on your possibilities and make a note of them. Once Mercury goes direct you’ll be able to move forward with your life.

May 21st is a day where communications continue to play an important role in your life, especially as you relate to other people in work situations. The Sun will enter the sign of Gemini. Jupiter will form the quincunx to Pluto retrograde; the last one in this series of three. And, Venus will form an opposition to Pluto retrograde, starting the energy of a cardinal T-square that lasts until May 25th when Venus forms a square to Uranus.

As the Sun enters Gemini you may feel a little frustrated as you try to discuss matters with other people. It’s not just because Mercury is now retrograde. Rather, it’s because the Sun is forming an opposition to Saturn retrograde indicating that other people may be critical of your reasoning. Or, you’re just having difficulty putting your thoughts into words.

Your difficulties in communicating continue when Jupiter forms the quincunx to Pluto retrograde. This is the third time that Jupiter forms a quincunx to Pluto in this series. The first time that it occurred was on September 5, 2014 and the second time that it occurred was on February 27, 2015.

Part of your difficulties with communication may occur because people are trying to play power games with you. This could lead to you feeling that your goals are being stymied by them. You may also find that you feel as if your personal power has been drained from you. What you really need to do is pull back a bit. Take time to realize that you don’t need to ignore your own personal power. Rather, embrace it. Feel confident and you won’t let other people play power games with you. Since this is the third time this quincunx is occurring, think back to September 2014 and February 2015 when it occurred before. You may be going through a similar situation. Perhaps you were able to handle it at that time. Or, perhaps the same situation is now occurring because you didn’t take time to address it.

With Venus forming the opposition to Pluto retrograde, it is important for you to address any problems. Since Venus is starting the energy of a cardinal T-square today, any situation which you ignore will continue to be a problem until May 25th when Venus forms the square to Uranus and the cardinal T-square energy culminates.

If you understand your needs, you’ll understand how to use this cardinal T-square energy in a positive way. By maintaining confidence in your abilities, you won’t let other people manipulate you. By realizing how wonderful you are, you won’t let other people take advantage of you. If you start feeling insecure in a relationship or with a particular situation, pull back and observe what’s going on in your life. You may be trying too hard to please someone else. Or, you may be expecting too much from others.

As Mars moves into a trine with Ceres on May 24th, you feel a sense of relief. Not as many people are trying to stymie your goals. In actuality, this is a day for listening. Keep important information to yourself. Consider new approaches to situations in your life and write them down in your journal along with the plans you made when the new Moon occurred on May 18th.

Be very careful on May 25th as Venus forms a square to Uranus and Mars forms a square to Neptune. This could be a day of high tension as you start moving away from the energy of the cardinal T-square which began on May 21st when Venus formed the opposition to Pluto.

Don’t do anything rash today or you may regret it. You want to get out of negative situations. But, you may also just crash and burn. You may walk away from something which could be important later because you don’t want to deal with it now. If you have been having difficulties with relationships, you may want to leave them at this point. But, make certain that you’re not walking away from a pattern of problems. Solve the problem first. Walk away second, if you have to.

There’s a tendency to rush into things without thinking when Mars forms a square to Neptune. You feel unsettled because you don’t have all the facts. And, you think that by moving forward in your life, you’ll get the facts. There’s also a tendency to believe that you can achieve anything when this square is in effect. It’s important to pull back and wait for a while before you take any action, especially if other people are trying to push you into a situation you don’t want to participate in.

Waiting before you move forward with goals in your life is easy on May 27th as Venus forms a trine to Chiron. You know what path to take in healing or solving problems. This could be a good day to take off to do something special for yourself, such as a spa day or receiving a massage. This could also be a good day to contact people in your life that you need closure with. The key is to do nice things for yourself and let go of pain from your past.

When Mercury retrograde forms a square to Neptune on May 29th, you may think that the mutable T-square created by Neptune and Saturn retrograde with Mercury will occur again. But, Mercury turns stationary direct before that happens. So, when Mercury forms the square to Neptune, you need to consider whatever plans you wrote down around the time of the new Moon on May 18th and consider whether they’re still realistic. If not, scratch them off your list. If you don’t scratch them off your list now, you’ll have one more opportunity to re-evaluate your list on June 23, 2015 when Mercury, in direct motion, forms a square to Neptune retrograde for the third time.

You also need to be very careful in your communications with others. Not all is as it seems. People may be withholding information from you. Or, they may be deceiving you and trying to get you to do things they want that aren’t in your best interest. Definitely avoid signing any contracts right now since you won’t have all the facts and the odds are very high that you’ll regret it later.

As the month of May starts drawing to a close, Mercury retrograde forms a trine to Ceres on May 30th. This trine occurred earlier, on May 6th, when Mercury was in direct motion. It will also occur one more time, on June 21st, when Mercury is back in direct motion. Don’t be surprised if you run into someone from your past. Or, you may receive a message from someone thanking you for the help you gave them. This is a great day for understanding how important you are in people’s lives. This is also the time to make certain you have a supportive personal environment. If you do need to compromise on situations, you’ll find the compromises work in your favor.