May Horoscope with Alex Trenoweth Professor of Western Astrology
There has been a lot of chatter about retrograde planets as if their apparent backward motion is either something rare or something bad. With the exception of our luminaries (the Sun and Moon) all planets go into retrograde motion (and sometimes more than one planet at a time). Like the supposed effect of the Full Moon, retrograde motion has been the target of cultural reinforcement and has been blamed for all manner of trivialities instead of being treated with the true respect it deserves. Retrograde motion is a natural part of a planetary cycle and it gives us a second chance to look a little closer at the things we have taken advantage of in order to see more profound truths.
If you are worried about the effects of retrograde motion, why not ask a qualified astrologer about it rather than allowing yourself to be shaken up by what you read on social media?
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At the start of this month, you may be feeling as if you are being forced to go against the commonly accepted morality of the people around you. It can be difficult to do the right thing in the face of being ostracised but your persistence in adversity will be noted and rewarded. Surrendering the need to be accepted or popular can help you to feel a whole lot better. Meditation can also help calm and still your mind. The New Moon on the 6th is a time to review your financial affairs and to make new business plans for the coming year. As mid-month approaches, you will have ample opportunities to begin putting these great ideas into action. The Full Moon on the 21st reveals your integrity earlier in the month was the correct course of action. As the month comes to a close, you will have a far better idea of how you can help those people who are truly worthy of your assistance.
At the start of this month, you may be particularly sensitive to how others perceive you in the workplace. Do you look all right? Is your hair in place? Instead of focusing on the superficial, allow your true self to shine through and you will see you are admired for far more important things. The New Moon on the 6th is a time signalling a new start to redefining yourself by considering how your manner of communicating impacts on others—you have a beautiful voice, so use it this month. As mid-month approaches, your thoughts begin to turn towards bringing more fun and creativity into your life. The Full Moon on the 21st reveals some very promising business partnerships if you can overlook a bit of uncouth behaviour from the other side. As the month comes to a close, you will have the opportunity to use your intuition to decide whether or not your associations are helping you or hindering you.
At the start of this month, confusion reigns as to whether or not you are actually fulfilling your long list of goals and ambitions. As the first week of the month goes on, you may even be unusually touchy about your reputation and perhaps feel discouraged due to a perceived lack of progress. The New Moon on the 6th is an excellent time to take time out and re-assess your plans. It will be helpful for you to meditate or take other steps to quieten your very active mind. As mid-month approaches, you will be feeling far more confident and capable of focusing on those things that can increase your productivity. The Full Moon on the 21st brings relationships into sharp focus and will reveal those people who are not particularly helpful to you. As the month comes to a close, you will be full of charm and grace because you have been able to ensure the right people are around you at the right time.
At the start of this month, much of your focus will be on the people you call friends and associates. It is a good time to create ties via social media because, unusually for you, you understand strong support does not have to include physical presence. The New Moon on the 6th is a time to start thinking about what you can contribute to charitable causes. Community service is high on your agenda. As mid-month approaches, you may wish to enlist in the help of those who live close to you to change or challenge a particular problem that affects all of everyone. Your excellent communication skills during this time will be the key to success. The Full Moon on the 21st is a time to put the right people in place to the greatest good. You may rub people up the wrong way but the job gets done well. As the month comes to a close, you will be able to evaluate your progress and make new targets and goals.
At the start of this month, you are very much focused on ensuring you get all the attention you deserve. This is particularly true for business deals and transactions. Simply put, you want to be in charge. The New Moon on the 6th is a good time to think of where you want to be career-wise. Playing a subservient role is just not going to cut it for you so ensure you set the bar as high as you possibly can. As mid-month approaches, you have a very good idea of your own personal power and you will have to decide whether you want to use this to your own advantage or to help someone else out. The Full Moon on the 21st is an excellent time to think about your associates and to decide who can bring out the best in you. As the month comes to a close, you should consider using your good fortune to give a hand to the underdogs around you.
At the start of this month, you may under the impression you have not made very much progress lately. The to-do list never gets any shorter and things seem just as chaotic as always. Although you may not feel like, it’s a good time to leave things be and enjoy the early summer air. The New Moon on the 6th is a time to re-assess your goals and targets: are you expecting too much too quickly? Sometimes your imagination gets the better of you and you are not able to see your achievements for what they are. As mid-month approaches, you begin to see a way forward and this gives you the confidence to make the changes that will lead to the most productivity. The Full Moon on the 21st is a time to focus on the home and family even if the boss has other ideas. As the month comes to a close, you will understand the help you have wanted is exactly where you might expect it.
At the start of this month, you are focused on establishing a way to do things your own way. It may feel to you as if everyone around you has opinions on what you should be doing and how you should be doing it. You may be asking: Why is everyone trying to give me advice? Well…the truth is that you seem a little unsure. The New Moon on the 6th is a good time to have a look through past achievements so you can see what yet needs to be done. As mid-month approaches, your mind may turn to the possibilities for further education so keep your ears open for any offers. The Full Moon on the 21st is a good time to evaluate the kinds of training courses you need to enable you to continue moving forward with your career plans. As the month comes to a close, you will have a far clearer idea for what you need and how you can achieve your goals.
At the start of this month, you may feel you cannot express what is on your mind without attracting all manner of dissent. It’s unlike you to hold back but your uneasiness has its advantages: for starters you restraint will pay off later in the month. Business dealings are very much on your mind and you are very keen to keep people happy so don’t close off options. The New Moon on the 6th is an excellent time to sound other people out before you make any commitments you can’t get out of. As mid-month approaches you are likely to receive some very surprising support from people you thought had taken no notice of you. The Full Moon on the 21st is a time to have a good look at the offers that have come your way. The things you have been unsure about will be seen in a new light. As the month comes to a close, you will be far surer of yourself.
At the start of this month, you will want to put as much information out into the open as is humanly possible. Get it all out of your system because the rest of the month will require you to listen and observe. The New Moon on the 6th is a time to clear some space to consider the way in which you do things. Perhaps you could delegate those smaller tasks to other people or strategise a bit so more complicated tasks are evenly distributed. As mid-month approaches, there is a chance you will be feeling overwhelmed by all the activity going on around you. The Full Moon on the 21st gives you a chance to better understand the people closest to you. Look carefully and observe—it will pay off to be attentive. As the month comes to a close, you will need to be at your charming best and choose the best people to give you a hand when you need it.
At the start of this month, you may feel as if your options have significantly dwindled and that you are somewhat powerless to get the things you need to achieve off of your to-do list. All is not lost: you just need to keep the faith. Yes, it might be a bit of a slow bumpy ride but if you read the signs, you can turn it all to your favour. The New Moon on the 6th is a good time to have a look at things in a more creative way. Instead of seeing your limitations, open your eyes to the possibilities around you. As mid-month approaches, you will become increasingly optimistic as other people volunteer to help you. The Full Moon on the 21st opens your eyes to the possibilities of all this extra—and willing—assistance. As the month comes to a close, you should find that you are far happier with your situation.
At the start of this month, you might be wondering where everybody has gone. It sure is quiet, isn’t it? This month you will be focusing more on your inner journey. It’s a month of reflection on the past and to spend time with family. It may not be to your liking but how about going with the flow on this one for a change? The New Moon on the 6th allows you a chance to free your creativity and just enjoy the circumstances you find yourself in. Clear some space. As mid-month approaches you will be a great source of comfort and support to loved ones. The Full Moon on the 21st is a chance to make some plans to blow off a bit of steam. Think of it as the Universe’s way of rewarding you for being so good. As the month comes to a close, you will feel that you spent your time wisely and in the process have made a few people very happy indeed.
At the start of this month, you may feel a little confused about what it is you are supposed to be doing. It may seem as if everything is under a thick fog. Finding your way through this murkiness is your main target this month. But don’t worry, just use your intuition (as you are so good at doing) and all will be well. The New Moon on the 6th is an excellent time to write and share stories as a way of demonstrating your excellent imagination. In sharing ideas, you also start clearing a way for your own progress. As mid-month approaches, it should become more apparent to you that you have lots of helpers around you that can help guide and direct. All you have to do is ask for some directions. The Full Moon on the 21st is always a stressful time (for everyone) but you will be able to see who can help you the most when you need it. As the month comes to a close, you will be feeling much more like your old self—only more confident.
Alex Trenoweth MA (CAA), DFAstrolS, MAPAI
Krishnamurti Institute of Astrology
Alex Trenoweth, MA (CAA), MAPAI is an award-winning astrologer and schoolteacher who has gained recognition for her tireless and innovative education of adolescents. Her unique expertise in these fields, coupled with groundbreaking research, led her to her write Growing Pains, a book aimed at supporting parents and teachers using astrology. Alex’s articles have appeared in astrological magazines across the globe and she lectures extensively. She was voted “Best International Astrologer, 2015” by the Krishnamuti Institute of Astrology and will be returning to India in May 2016 to be a professor of Western Astrology and Secretary General of International Affairs. www.alextrenoweth.com Skype: AstroAlex1984