May 2013: The Theme is … Motivation
By: Janet Amid
Deal with left over tasks that need to be addressed!
Saturn, the planet of structure, has been in retrograde since Feb 19, 2013 and will turn direct on
July 8, 2013… Generally speaking when a planet such as Saturn is in retrograde it will affect our
sense of structure in all forms, economically as well as work related. It would be wise to hold off
on signing important agreements, or making major decisions during this time. Similar to that of
Mercury retrograde, decisions that are made under a Saturn retrograde will shift or change after the
planet has gone direct. Also, with transiting Saturn at odds with many of the planetary influences,
we may be forced to pay attention or address things or situations that have been left on the back
burner. In addition to all of this, on May 10th Venus the planet of cheer moves in to the light-hearted,
communicative sign of Gemini where it will remain until June 3rd. As playful Venus conjuncts
transiting Jupiter and Mercury, we may discover ourselves to be more creative as well as in-tuned.
It’s sextile to transiting Uranus could trigger unusual responses from unsuspecting partners. This
month would be a great time to try your hand at writing, or even take on a creative activity such as
dance. It’s also a favorable time for love matters new or existing.
As the Sun moves in to Gemini on May 20th, there is a continued noticeable lessening of tension
as many of us feel a sense of ease. Long awaited mental clarity and a higher awareness are on the
horizons. Gemini seeks to learn and grow through understanding. Watch for new insights, new
connections and the “a ha” moments.
“Spring has returned. The Earth is like a child that knows poems.”
~Rainer Maria Rilke
Aries (March 21- April 20) – Your inner sense may be working overtime as you see yourself seeking
new ways to improve. This can be a most interesting time as your achievement or recognition
through work becomes a major focal point. Also, the desire to purge or let go of negative patterns
is well indicated as Saturn in Scorpio creates a Pluto affect, forcing you to shed and move ahead.
Time to clean house. Also paying better attention to your health is the focus as you find yourself
getting more in-tuned.
Taurus (April 21- May 21) – For you traditional wisdom is the best as you seek to stabilize your
everyday life. Friendships new or existing may be causing you to think out loud. Playful Venus,
Mercury and Jupiter in your money house could bring luck and fortune your way. Be on the
lookout for some good things to happen. However be careful of too much chance taking.
Gemini (May 22- June 21) – As fun loving Venus, along with Mercury and Jupiter travel through
your own sign; you would do well to take advantage of the opportunities that may present
themselves. Know that this transit is highly motivating, however with strict Saturn in-conjunct
your own sign, you may feel a bit hindered. The best thing to do is to coast and know that through
change motivation happens.
Cancer (June 22-July 23) – The balance of Saturn in Scorpio merely enhances your own sign,
bringing to the surface your need to re-create harmony all around you. Also, with Pluto in opposition
it is important to stay on one path. With planetary influences in your area of thought, it would be
wise to let your instincts be your guide. Family and friends are still a strong focus this month.
Leo (July 24- Aug 23) – Your mind as well as your energy may be working overtime specifically
with regard to friendships as well as love matters. You would do well to revel in the fact that Venus
in Gemini enhances friendships, bringing positive people your way. However Saturn in Scorpio at
odds with your sign may cause you to feel off balance. It’s important to keep yourself grounded
no matter what.
Virgo (Aug 24- Sept 23) – Know that much can be said of keeping steady and on course. As
Mercury, Jupiter and Venus in Gemini hover over the Zenith aspect of your chart. Though intense
as it may be, this can be a highly motivating month for you. A good period to show what you’re
Libra (Sept 24- Oct 23) – Matters of the heart may be quite interesting as well as fun this month as
influences trine your own sign may lighten things up a bit. Also, former partners may unexpectedly
surface, or even better an existing relationship may flourish. Also, you may find that your health
needs may become more of a importance this month. Time to really buckle down and pay attention
to the signals.
Scorpio (Oct 24- Nov 22) – Health and fitness are the key points for the next few weeks as stress
related issues may cause your mind to work overtime. Also, your sense of responsibility increases
as Saturn in retrograde in your own sign may create a desire to redo and start over from scratch.
Sagittarius (Nov 23- Dec 21) – You are most definitely in the hot seat for the next few weeks or
so as Jupiter, your ruler, as well as Mercury and Venus at odds to your natal sign may cause you
to feel pressure. However this is a great period to med some broken fences. Keep a low profile,
while paying attention to what is happening around you. Also be aware that work related matters
can be funky, though interesting.
Capricorn (Dec 22- Jan 20) – The next few weeks or so may weigh heavily on money matters,
a good time to take stock, a personal inventory of what you have. Details are crucial. Also make
sure to stay clear of unnecessary melodrama.
Aquarius (Jan 21 – Feb 19) – This month Venus and planet of love, along with other influences
makes its play in to your 5th house of love affairs and speculation. A favorable time indeed to
create some interesting results. Also a great week to forge ahead on ideas and goals that have been
lurking in the background. Time to chance take.
Pisces (Feb 20- March 20) – As creative and sensitive as you are you may find yourself being
pulled in so many directions. Time to really buckle down and show what you have. This is a most
interesting transit as your life can shift in to many different avenues. In addition, the focal point
may be on home, your inner foundation. Take stock.
Astrological Tips: Planning an outing? Best days, May 2, 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, 21, 23, 24, 25, 31