May 2013 Astrology

“Intent is infinite.”…Carlos Castaneda

There are some beautiful Chandra symbols for May’s significant astrological activity. One of them is, “An old woman hears the stars talking to her at night. There is wonder, there is awe, discovery and an odd echo of fate.”

Much of the evolution which is occurring now has to do with integrating higher levels of consciousness into our lives and into the life of the world. It bodes well throughout May to allow more time for inspiration, appreciation, wonder and gratitude.

May starts off under some powerful aspects for getting work done. For the first week, organize your thoughts and projects and move forward in a calm, steady and determined way.

There are two eclipses this month the first of which falls on May 9. This is a Solar Eclipse at 19 Taurus. Mars and Mercury are close to the South Node at this time indicating it bodes well to enter the month with clear, committed intentions. Reaffirm commitments when challenges present themselves. Anticipate a month where there will be a waxing and waning of energy. Neptune’s influence is strong and illusion can be about. Avoid impulsive action.

The Uranus/Pluto square is exact again on May 20. This is the revolutionary sign of our times and an opportunity for awakening on a personal and global scale. We can see its influence politically, economically and socially as a new world struggles to be born. The old order which has been shown to have weak and unsustainable underpinnings is in the process of falling and new growth is sprouting. New forms for our personal and collective lives based on healthy models are the keys to the way forward. Look to your chart to see where the houses governed by Capricorn and Aries are – these are the areas of life being directly impacted by this ongoing influence.

The Lunar eclipse is May 25 at 4 degrees of Sagittarius. One of the Chandra symbols associated with this placement is.”An old owl sits alone on a branch of an old tree: a poised and wise approach to existence based on a clear perception of unconscious factors and their operation.” This month presents a good opportunity to grow in wisdom and awareness.

All times mentioned are EDT.
Chandra symbol quotes from Ellias Lonsdale, Castaneda quote from Divine Sparks by Karen Speerstra