May: A Deeper Look
For those who are familiar with my yearly Numerology post. I decided to take them a step further and do a monthly break down allowing for a more in-depth look. If you haven’t had the opportunity to read my yearly post you can do that here.
Welcome to the month of May. Flowers and trees are coming back to life and things are not slowing down. There is A LOT going on energetically and in the sky. So, hang on and let’s begin!
May Universal Numerology: 9
In Numerology the number nine is a transition number that holds a dual energy. It is about endings and beginnings, but also is a number of compassion and tolerance. Accept that things sometimes end. Sometimes by choice and others whether or not we want it too. Be kind to yourselves and others. Give people the space they need to learn and grow. Remember, the new can’t come in to our lives while we hang onto what no longer is useful to us, so be willing to let go of those things that are no longer serving your highest good.
Card for the month: King of Pentacles
The King of Pentacles made a return visit this month. This King encourages us to stay focused on our goals. To be diligent, have a clear goal, make a solid plan and do the work. Short cuts won’t due here. Don’t be impatient, part of the joy of reaching the goal is knowing you worked hard to make it happen.
Retrogrades: There are three planets going retrograde this month
Retrogrades are not to be feared, they are a time to slow down and reflect. To look at our lives and see what changes can be made to improve our life. Every planet goes retrograde. Some, like Mercury, more often than others. The further away from our sun a planet is, the longer it stays reverse and this means it doesn’t retrograde as often.
Keep in mind a period of retrograde has a personal and global impact. The energies that we feel are also felt on the global scale. In May we have three planets going retrograde in sequence beginning on May 11th. Let’s take a look at who they are and how they will affect us.
Saturn begins its reverse motion in Aquarius May 11th and will station direct in Capricorn on September 29.
Saturn is the planet of restriction, rules and order. It highlights our hopes and dreams, then reminds us that nothing worthwhile comes easy. Saturn asks us, how badly do we want it? When retrograde the restrictions are lifted and we are free to fly as high as we dream. It urges us to reflect on our responsibilities, our self-talk and beliefs. And how well we deal with challenges in our lives. We have the space to reach for our dreams, but do we have the drive?
Because Saturn is the planet of rules and order, a retrograde motion in Aquarius and Capricorn can bring big social issues to light that need to be dealt with. Are there rules, ideas and social limits that are needing to change? As this is a year of truth, we may want to buckle in. The next few weeks may be interesting.
Venus is going retrograde in Gemini on May 13th and will station direct on June 25th.
Venus is the planet of love relationships and finances. During this reverse period, we have the Dark Moon and the Solstice playing a role. Emotionally things could get weird. It is not uncommon for an ex to come back around. Keep in mind an ex is an ex for a reason!
When Venus retrogrades, our relationships can get difficult. Quite often we may not know what we truly feel or what we really want. This retrograde is a good time to reflect on how we communicate in our relationships both personal and professional. Are we being open and honest? Are we setting our boundaries? What, if anything, needs to change? It is a good idea to not make and huge changes like a breakup or starting a new relationship. Wait until the retrograde is over to see whether it is really what you want.
Because Venus is also the planet of finances; this retrograde season will highlight our spending. With the current state of the world and our emotions all over the place this isn’t a time to be foolish. Being retrograde at the same time as both Saturn and Jupiter, we could be looking at the potential for a huge global reset in the financial sector.
This is also a time to consider our career. Are we ready for a change, perhaps go back to school to learn a new skill or start our own business?
Finally, Jupiter will go retrograde in Capricorn on May 14th and station direct on September 13th.
Jupiter is the planet of expansion and spirituality. When retrograde it is a good time to re-evaluate our belief systems, our dreams and goals. Think long term and look at what obstacles might be in our path and how we can overcome them.
On a personal level these three planets in retrograde hold wonderful potential for growth. It might be a confusing time thanks to Venus playing with our emotions, but if we take the time to think and act carefully, forward motion can happen.
Globally that growth potential is also a possibility, but that growth might be hard fought. Saturn will put eyes on what needs to change, but Venus might confuse those issues. Jupiter will try to help us figure out a long-term plan for change, but how will that play out? We’ll have to wait and see.
Moon Cycle: Full May Seventh and Dark May 22nd
The full moon is a time of release and renewal, time to let go of what isn’t working.so we have room for the new waiting to come in. May’s full moon is called the Full Flower Moon and is the final Super Moon in a series of four. It will be full at 7:45 am CST so the best, biggest view will be on the evening of the sixth. If you have clear sky’s get out and enjoy; and don’t forget to put your crystals out!
This moon is full in the sign of Scorpio, the planet of secrets. For us personally and globally, this means hidden things coming to light. Things could get uncomfortable, especially as Venus is going retrograde this month. But Scorpio is a powerful fixed sign so stick with and work through anything that comes up. Be willing to do the inner work. It leads to much needed change in our lives.
On the global scale accept that things are never going to be the same. With every truth that comes out the way we live is going to change. It may not be easy but it is not a bad thing. After all is said and done this could be a very uplifting time for the planet.
The moon will be dark on May 22nd and 23rd in Taurus. The Sun, Moon and Taurus are in the sign of Taurus at this dark moon. With Saturn, Jupiter and Venus going retrograde this month we could see some big changes beginning to happen. This could be the calm before the storm.
Meteor Showers: Eta Aquarids and Lyrid
Each year there are several meteor showers. Many go by unnoticed but there are a few strong enough to be seen and enjoyed by those looking up. They are named for the area of the night sky they radiate from. Ancient cultures believed a meteor shower was a blessing. God giving gifts or bringing information to the Earth. What a nice thought!
The month of May has one shower we may be able to see and remnants of another. One coming from the area of Aquarius, called the Eta Aquarids and the other from Lyra. The Lyrid meteor shower is all but ended as the peak viewing time was April 21 and 22, but there may be a few stragglers for us to see.
The Eta Aquarids are pieces of Halley’s Comet that broke away and created their own trajectory around our system. Peak viewing opportunity will be May fourth and fifth during the predawn hours. The best viewing will be from the Southern Hemisphere north to the Southern United States. There is the possibility that further north can still see something. They will be less active, maybe ten to twenty per hour, but if you want to brave the dawn, take a jacket and something to lay on and head out!
The Comet Atlas has been on a track toward Earth for some time. Don’t worry, it isn’t going to hit us! As it makes its approach, it grew incredibly bright. At its brightest , it was said it might outshine Venus. The problem is that, like many comets this one is made of ice and may be melting on its journey toward our son.
Atlas began its final approach on April 29 and will be the closest to us on May 23, if it doesn’t melt first. This should be quite a light show for us. Atlas is very large, more than a mile wide! The elements within its ice is making it give off a green tail as it soars through space toward us. The best viewing time is in the evening around 9 pm looking toward the north.
For some, a comet passing means something bad is going to happen before the end of the year. If you look back into history, a comet preceded Cesar’s murder, a comet preceded Mt. Vesuvius exploding and when Hale Bopp passed in the late 90’s Lady Diana and Mother Teresa died. While I believe there is no such thing as coincidence, we’ll have to wait and see what happens.
Wrapping it up
As you can see things are lining up for some intense change personally and globally. We are entering a month of endings and beginnings. The best way to move easily through these changes is to take the King of Pentacles advise, relax and work through it. The Full Moon on the seventh hints at the revelation of secrets and the Dark Moon tells us to brace ourselves. Then there are the three retrogrades and the Comet Atlas shaking things up. All this and it’s only May!!!
Have a wonderful, exciting month ❤
Blessed Be ❤ Sharon