Star Signposts: Weeks of Full Moon and Last Quarter Moon ~ May 10 – 24

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Full Moon in sidereal Libra/Aries

“Full Moon and Jupiter” watercolor by Sue Ewald Cedarholm

Global shocks and shifts indeed occurred with the recent completion of the Mercury/Uranus conjunction, and will continue with this week’s powerful Full Moon taking place in justice-seeking Libra and warrior Aries. In addition, Juno, asteroid ruler of key partnerships of all kinds, just turned retrograde until August 26. My friend and sidereal colleague Nick Anthony Fiorenza writes this: “Juno begins her retrograde conjoining retrograde Pluto on May 9. Juno’s retrogrades provide times to redefine the nature our relationships and how we interrelate, and in this case, to refine and elevate the resonance of our relationships. Juno completes her retrograde on August 26. The Juno-Pluto conjunction may bring up issues regarding the use of power and the need to control. It may also impel the dissolution of relations where there is not the willingness to let old patterns die or to elevate the nature of interrelating to higher ideals in the pursuit of a greater unified awareness. Juno will once again conjoin Pluto after her retrograde, on November 11, 2017.”  Get ready for both death and rebirth in your core alliances from lovers to friends to professional associates.

During this two week period, another event of historic proportion, Saturn trine Uranus, reaches its midpoint on May 18. This cycle began on Winter Solstice 2016 and completes November 11, 2017. Read more below.

We also complete the shadow period of the recent Venus retrograde cycle on May 18th, bringing fruition to goals or intentions you set in February/March this year. A path forward becomes clearer now.

For this entire SolLunar Cycle, I am pleased to post new spring watercolors by my friend, Sue Cederholm. You can view and purchase her many inspiring, colorful art forms at Inspired Wild Designs. Thank you, Sue!


ECLIPSE MINI-READINGS: I am offering mini-readings for $44 (a number associated with living your Mastery on Earth) from now until the end of August. In this short reading, I will let you know where this historic Solar Eclipse is taking place in your personal chart, which helps identify where and how these dynamic energies are encouraging you already, NOW, to step out of one life and into the next exciting phase. Please send me an email if that interests you. Thank you!

NOTE: I post twice a month, on the New Moon (which includes the two weeks of New Moon and First Quarter Moon) and on the Full Moon (which includes the two weeks of Full Moon and Last Quarter Moon). On occasion, I will add periodic updates throughout each post, so check back throughout these two week segments for current additions. Working with the natural unfolding of time and supportive cosmic energy of each unique SolLunar Cycle, you will find your life flow with more ease and grace. In addition, my interpretations and predictions are based on the true sidereal astronomical alignments. You can read about my unique way of interpreting astrology at this link: EarthWord SkyWord sidereal readings. Even NASA is onboard now with the sidereal zodiac!


Full Moon in sidereal Libra/Aries

Here is a brief synopsis of the Full Moon characteristics that hold true to every Full Moon from my from my friend and sidereal colleague Nick Anthony Fiorenza at Lunar Planner.

“The Full Moon marks the point of coition in the lunar cycle, the climax, the point of excitement, a time of celebration. The day just after the Full Moon is a time for the realization of the theme to emerge, of what the activities of the first half of the lunar cycle, culminating into the enthusiasm of the Full Moon, are really about. Relax and allow this realization to occur. There is no need to force it as it surfaces on its own.”

Wed May 10

Full Moon in sidereal Libra/Aries: This is highly energized Full Moon as both Moon and Sun are in harmonious aspects to power-seeking, willful Pluto and relationship-seeking Juno, both in life-coaching Sagittarius. Advice abounds all around and you might be spouting off some gems of wisdom yourself. The Moon in Libra seeks justice and fairness and the Sun in Aries is willing to risk it all to move forward. Full Moons create stand-offs between parties or help find a new synthesis going forward.

Pallas Athene in Pisces opposite Jupiter retrograde in Virgo: This aspect is superb for rethinking your plans or creative projects. Implement a refining tweek that creates a stronger alignment with your desires and visions, thus making events happen more easily, synchronistically.

Thu May 11

Mars in Taurus square Neptune in Aquarius: This aspect marks a turning point in committing financially in regards to what has grabbed your imagination, including simple purchases. You might face a temporary fear about going forward (Taurus) but use imaginative Neptune to help you retain faith and trust in yourself and others.

Mercury in Aries trine Saturn in Sagittarius: Make this a day for activities that require a sharp, focused mind and you will accomplish much.

Moon in Scorpio opposite Ceres in Taurus: Research purchases regarding home/land/building projects. Conversations with family members can be deep and sincere.

Fri May 12

Moon in Scorpio opposite Mars in Taurus: When Moon and Mars interact in an opposition, forceful or polarized discussions are a possibility or taking affirmative action on what you are passionate about.

Sat May 13

Moon/Saturn conjunction in Sagittarius: Focused precision, facing reality, appreciating your recent creations are all part of this serious monthly alignment.

Sun May 14

Mars in Taurus sextile Pallas Athene in Pisces: If you have been working a plan of late, this aspect brings a sense of accomplishment and tangible success. It’s also excellent for financial planning, interior decorating, and committing energy and resources for spiritual activities.

Mercury trine North Lunar Node: You get a mental hit or message from your future Self about the next step you are ready to take.

Mon May 15

Sun enters sidereal Taurus: Our illuminating Sun plods into and through grounded, stabilizing Taurus for the coming four weeks, helping us make serious progress in bring our dreams down to earth. ‘Tis also the season of gardening and sensually appreciating the fecundity and beauty of the miracle of our Earth.

Moon/Juno/Pluto conjunction in Sagittarius: Re-read what I posted in the above introduction in regards to Juno, asteroid of our key partnerships. With our emotional Moon joining the fray, excavating conversations are heated and direct about what works or isn’t working.

Tue May 16

Moon in Capricorn square Mercury in Aries: The no-nonsense Moon in Capricorn makes a tense square to flighty Mercury in Aries. Pick one thing and focus on it or push past procrastination with this organizational aspect.

Wed May 17

Jupiter retrograde in Virgo quincunx Neptune in Aquarius: This longer-range aspect tends to manifest as an historic turning points in our larger social reality. Neptune in Aquarius is currently calling for greater compassion and care for all Beings and Jupiter transiting hard-working, healing Virgo seeks practical solutions to fulfill that goal. How does this calling play itself out in your emerging longings and desire to be of service?

Mars in Taurus quincunx Juno in Sagittarius: Being a practical visionary is what this aspect creates. In your alliances, one party might be the big picture dreamer while another might be more slow to commit due to fear-of-change concerns.

Moon/Jupiter/Mars trine in Earth signs: Earth signs are about how we treat our bodies, how we deal with our finances, how we nurture our world. This extremely productive trine bodes well for getting things done with strong, consistent energy all day long.


Last Quarter Moon

“Sunflowers” watercolor by Sue Ewald Cedarholm

Here is a description of the qualities of the Last Quarter Moon phase compliments of my friend and sidereal colleague, Nick Anthony Fiorenza at Lunar Planner:

“This phase completes with our Inner Needs surfacing to consciousness, to become aware of what is important to self and what is not. A sense of completion comes forth with a recognition that the past scenario has served its purpose and it is time to leave what is antiquated behind. Knowing now what our Truth is, it is time to consciously live it. Doing so provides a choice for others to also live theirs. Changing allows us to spiral to a new octave of experience—one that will eventually sprout in the next lunar cycle to come.”


Thu May 18

Last Quarter Moon: This will be a particularly active Last Quarter Moon as the Sun makes a decision-making square to the Lunar Nodes, helping you release the past and embrace the future. When the Moon conjuncts the South Lunar Node once a month, old acquaintances can either enter or leave your life. As today marks the completion of the recent Venus retrograde cycle, new loves arrive or creative projects complete.

Saturn in Sagittarius trine Uranus in Aries: These two slow-moving planets occasionally team up in a helpful trine that supports innovation, societal awakenings, revolutionary turning points. This current cycle began on Winter Solstice 2016 and will complete on November 11, 2017. Saturn represents those in power, the current reality or status quo while Uranus governs rebels who defy the norms and long for a better future. Use this dynamic in examining your own life goals and plans, and take a Uranian leap of faith in the coming months.

Fri May 19

Mars in Taurus quincunx Pluto in Sagittarius: Both Mars and Pluto are associated with will power and forcefulness. Mars is associated with our personal will and Pluto symbolizes Higher Will. Use this aspect to make an adjustment (quincunx) so the two are more in alignment ensuring you aren’t fighting the flow of your life, but aligning with your larger purpose and destiny. This often involves shedding aspects of negative ego.

Moon/Neptune conjunction: This takes place near midnight so your dreamscape is super-active overnight. Your imagination can run wild, positively or negatively. Set clear intentions so this clear portal of faith and possibility works in your favor.

Sat May 20

Moon in Aquarius square Mars in Taurus: There’s an edge of intolerance or anti-social behavior associated with this aspect, which can mean you want to stand apart from the crowd. It’s also excellent for community events where people are taking action upon what they believe.

Pallas Athene in Pisces square Juno in Sagittarius: Pallas Athene is associated with our creative intelligence and innate wisdom. With today’s decision-making square, team up with a partner (Juno) to strategize some goal, utilizing the strength of your differences to make a better product or way of working together.

Sun May 21

Moon in Pisces sextile Sun in Taurus: This laid-back aspect is sure to make for a relaxing Sunday as you balance the need for rest (Pisces) with minimal work (Taurus). Floating down a river or sauntering by water are good choices today.

Mon May 22

Moon/Venus conjunction in Pisces: Look outside at first light to witness this stunning beautiful pairing. The fading crescent Moon aligns with love-fulfilling Venus. Tell the Great Heavens what you need and what you want, sending out a prayer of gratitude and faith and the patience to await.

Mercury in Aries square Vesta in Cancer: This can lead to shortness or swift impatience in your communications as you prepare your family for the day’s activities. There can be a sudden shift in what you had planned.

Tue May 23

Moon/Mercury conjunction in Aries: This aspect can lead to a short attention span, but as you jump from idea to idea, some new flash of insight just might flit by. Excellent day to brainstorm a new future. Define what courage means to you, and take one courageous step.

Wed May 24

Moon in Aries trine Pluto/Juno in Sagittarius: It’s the last day of this SolLunar cycle, traditionally a good time to take a relaxing break before tomorrow’s New Moon. But that break might feel like the need for a long run with a friend with the athletic Moon in Aries. If you do have looming deadlines, the fire element of today will see you through to completion with plenty of energy. Happy New Moon tomorrow!


TOOL FOR SUPPORT: In an attempt to help you maintain health, calm and balance during these stressful times, here’s a helpful tool: Health is in your Hands. I am a proponent of Jin Shin Jyutsu and have been a practitioner since 1983. This beautiful, easy-to-use book and card set teaches you the ancient Art of Jin Shin Jyutsu, the Art of Self Healing. JSJ’s premise is that by applying the jumper-cable of your hands to various points on the body, you can clear your own stress on a daily basis, freeing up stuck energy that leads to patterns of dis-ease, while activating the renewed flow of qi and vigor on all levels, physical, mental, emotional, spiritual. Please check it out, and teach yourself this simple tool for centering and radiant vitality.

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