Do your work, and I shall know you.
Do your work, and you shall reinforce yourself.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
May, like its main sign Taurus, conjures images of bright green grass, mounds of flowers, and earth so abundant that all we need to do is stretch out our hands to receive her fruits. This year, the fairy tale is not so easy. Saturn in Capricorn rules himself, and now Pluto as well, as these two most demanding planets are both retrograde in Capricorn, sign of sustained effort. May’s lineup in Taurus will be triggering this pushy duo.
On the one hand, we will be pressed to work, both inside and out. On the other, the Taurean harmonies give us a great chance to see tangible results on our Saturnian path of long-term progress, mastery, and self-reliance.
The month begins with a certain restless seriousness, as on Wednesday, May 1, Mercury sextiles active Mars and squares builder-planet Saturn; and Mars quincunxes Saturn. Saturn also takes a trine from the Taurus New Moon of Saturday, May 4. This lunation enriches the planet of discipline with charm and magnetism, softening its rough edges and opening a great window for diligent effort backed by prosperous intent.
The following tips for your rising and Sun sign will help you get a more personal feeling for Saturn’s retrograde transit.
To get further light on your birth chart processes, spot the connection between the areas you’re called to rebuild (retrograde Saturn) and heal (retrograde Pluto) and the seeds of intention you can plant at the Taurus New Moon. This is one of the year’s best portals for beginnings; it can lead to tangible results in general and prosperity in particular. With Mars opposing Jupiter in the lunation’s chart, and Uranus recently into Taurus, the energy is not only about beginnings, but closure or release in order to achieve them.
According to your Sun and rising signs, The Taurus New Moon of May 4 particularly favors starting something in the following areas…
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