Cosmic Calendar: The Latest
May 7th Thursday
The big news today! Venus will move into the sign Cancer at 3:25 PM. Venus in Cancer unites the Venusian qualities of love, high values, beauty, and creative motivation with the feeling/emotional/nurturing realm. Relationships beware! There may be reason to delve into and inquire ways to be more nurturing, attentive, and caring with family and home responsibilities. Venus will remain in the sign of Cancer from May 7th through June 6th so take every opportunity to explore your own inner mermaid or merman…sexuality and intimacy issues run deeply sensitive, especially for those of water natures and elements. Take note: Venus moves into a retrograde pattern every two years. Venus will go retrograde this summer from July 25th through September 6th. If you are planning a wedding during this cycle, be extra diligent and set the tone now to avoid unwanted indecisions etc.
The moon will have a very brief retrograde cycle from 10:51 AM to 11:16 AM when the moon moves into practical and down to earth Capricorn. Get your work boots on as this moon sign likes to trek upward toward destinations and goals with focus and eagerness. It can be a little bit of a serious moon energy so don't forget to bathe in the new light of Venus in Cancer. This opposition offers fodder for balance…work hard but feel good.
May 6th Wednesday
Active and goal setting moon in Sagittarius all day today with harmonious trines throughout the day….Enjoy a fun-fulled day with moon in Sagittarius trine Jupiter in Leo. That aspect has joy written all over it. Also, moon trine Uranus in Aries.
Be free. I love this quote by Rumi…
Live where you fear to live.
Destroy your reputation.
May 4th Monday
We continue on with a moon in Scorpio all day until 6:49 PM when the moon will go void. At the same time the moon will oppose Mars. This intensifies the evening offering an overview of the emotions and moods that may have arisen during the weekend with moon in Scorpio and a Full Moon on Sunday, May 3rd. Mars is mostly regarded as the planet of war, warrior, action, and competition etc. However, it is also the planet that aligns with our Third Chakra, with the Sun, offering clear direction for Higher Will, Self Respect, and Purpose. Perhaps this evening you might like to explore the possible ways to direct attention toward Personal Empowerment and Self Illumination. Doing so without projections or Self Degradation is essential and much can be explored in spite of the void moon. In fact, it allows for a bit of humble inquiry. Early May 5th, at 4:13 AM the moon will move into Sagittarius, lighting the fires of ambition and drive within the collective stream. Do all you are capable of doing this evening before the moon move into Sagittarius tomorrow in order to recap the energy of Sunday's Full Moon's impact..an energy that will guide you throughout the month. Be well….and thankful.
May Peace be with us during this Full Moon energy that will be with us for the next two weeks…and a special note of love from my heart.
May 3rd, Full Flower Moon
Thinking of Nepal: A Blessing by Rumi
Soul receives from soul that knowledge, therefore not by book
nor from tongue.
If knowledge of mysteries come after emptiness of mind, that is
illumination of heart.
I’m not exactly sure why this blessing strikes me deeply. Perhaps… in order to fathom great loss, one must empty attachment and surrender to a greater mystery; a mystery much bigger than our suffering, yet fragile as the scent of a flower.
This May Full Moon in Scorpio balances the temporal (Taurus) with the ineffable transparency of formlessness (Scorpio.) This auspicious Full Moon is historically considered the Buddha Full Moon celebrating the birth of Buddha in Nepal, throughout Asia, and around the world. It is called the Flowering Moon… a time to bring happiness, blossoming hope, and care to those in need of compassion.
Thousands, perhaps millions, in Nepal are feeling just this. Consider how we may help them, and how we might assist the souls of the suddenly departed.
Consider the sweetness of a flower and how it reflects the cyclical process of life through birth, life, death, and rebirth. A seed of life is contained within the entire life cycle of the flower. The same is true for all humankind; yet, it is often difficult to understand the thin veil that separates multiple realities of existence. Our journey is short as it is eternal.
The dead are always with us, in the lilies of the valley, in the flowers of the field. They abide, attend and await us. They hear our prayers. Survivors can hear us, too. Survivors in Nepal desperately need half a million tents; they need medical supplies, clothing, food, water and fellow feeling. Not everyone can step out of a life and jet to Nepal, so be creative. Determine what’s possible for you, then perform the possible. It’s true that sometimes, when we commit to the possible, we accomplish the impossible. When this happens, every day is like a breaking into blossom. Why not here, now, during this Full Flower Moon?
I dearly wanted to send a Full Moon note to everyone. I find it difficult at this time to attempt to find words, astrologically, for the profound healing power of this Full Moon. The flowering aspect of this Moon may bring us peace. I've been in my garden a lot, moving dirt, hoeing, planting flowers, and more flowers. It’s what I can do…for now.
There is beauty and serenity in Taurus, the Sun’s position, ruled by Venus, and the Goddess of Love. Equally, there is depth, truth and integrity in the Scorpio Moon. During this flowering moon, perhaps the best we can do, with a gentle heart, is honor Truth and Love and live our life as a humble servant for as long a time as we are given.
I send love to everyone…my dear friends.
May 2nd, Saturday
It's a void moon all day beginning at 7:03 AM…just as we have a 7:03 AM Moon trine Venus aspect to sparkle the day with a hint of Love. Take in a restful day if possible, socialize but don't worry about sticking to stringent plans or ideas. Allow for flow and prepare for the transition into a Scorpio moon at 6:47 PM. The depths of a Full Moon in Scorpio pulls us toward the subconscious. Don't worry of you suddenly feel the need to be alone, to ponder your life, to feel emotions that may arise out of the blue. Scorpio moon may tug at our jealous bone and possessive feelings in relationships. If these feelings arise…let go. Move with the flow of emotion as it will ebb and flow and depart within a day or so. The best way to encounter such feelings is through meditation, self love exercises, and reflection. Try not to pull others into your experience unless you are certain you will not project. The Full Moon of May, Scorpio MoonTaurus Sun renders a balance between the form, Taurus, and transformation, Scorpio. Be well and prosper in these auspicious times.
May 1st, Friday
Happy May Day! Another beautiful day with a Libra Moon. Moon sextile Jupiter in Leo opens the inner life to play, great dreaming, expansion of ideas, and be mindful of promises. Take it easy while enjoying the happiness this aspect brings. Healing and hope peppered with faith is embracing us as we encounter the stress of life After noon Moon in Libra square Pluto in Capricorn lends a bit of gravity to the day, however, the unexpected arrives in the evening at 6:45 PM PDT with Moon opposite Uranus in Aries. Let go of worries best you can and take in the awakening of personal needs and clear the emotional weight of the past. It's a good evening for carefree joy. We're preparing for a glorious Full Moon on May 3rd…stay tuned!
Isha Lerner has worked in the field of astrology for over 35 years and is an ardent believer in the power of love that streams into our hearts from the galaxy of stars and planets. She is known for her insightful and intuitive work with astrology, tarot, and flower essences. She is an international best selling author and owner of the Power of Flower Healing Essence Company. If you would like to consult with her please click here: