Ethical Hedonist Conscious Astrology
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March 21-April 20
May Conscious Astrology By Victor Olliver
That restless feeling you’ve had all this year so far is largely thanks to Jupiter which is urging you to expand your horizons. And with the planet moving retrograde throughout May, more time is bestowed to give careful consideration to options. Whether this is to go back to school, make a residential move or embark on a course of action previously thought unthinkable – well, this is for you to decide. Up to mid-month, ruler Mars is in the right place for study and seeking out the right contacts. Thereafter, family matters come a lot more into focus. Whose hide in the clan needs a respectful kicking?
April 21-May 21
Finances are uppermost in mind – don’t get nervous, now. It could be that all that pushing for more is yielding useful results. But always draw on that natal character of yours to stay practical and realistic and not overplay your hand. Life really does start to re-open after mid-month as ruler Venus enters Taurus and soon merges with wild Uranus: you’re in the mood to take an independent line, try a new image or seek out the company of a ‘wild child’ or two. How you come across to others will preoccupy, and it’s quite possible that the Taurean Bull is seeking a more streamlined look. Good luck with that, but don’t saw off your horns. You never know when they’ll come in useful.
May 22-June 21
Don’t forget that this period (which lasts till near the end of 2019) is a lot about stretching out of your old world and into the new via fresh alliances and partnerships. If I say that you shouldn’t expect too much of others, don’t be disheartened. The challenge is to remove expectation and replace it with an in-the-moment receptivity to what others are saying and doing, so that you can decide ultimately who is going to be your proper friend or just a passing acquaintance. Be conscious of any neediness since this in you or another will only serve as a block. The way forward socially is stay open to people you might have previously not given a second glance to. Every new soul who enters your life now is a potential doorway to progress – but no one wants to be called a ‘doorway’. First, look to the soul.
June 22-July 22
You may have heard that power planets Saturn and Pluto are closely aligning in the skies, and drama queens are all aquiver. If it’s any comfort, this approaching conjunction is affecting everyone in different ways – and in your case it affects a life area that’s concerned you for some time: relationships with authority figures or anyone who seems to be standing in your way, be this an awkward boss or an unwanted situation. What can be said is that a major alteration in attitude is coming, and already you’re more likely to be moving on from unacceptable set-ups where your own sense of space feels compromised. This is great news … eventually. Towards the end of May, the Scorpio full moon breathes life into all activity that expresses your spirit. Under that influence, no one is going to stop you doing what you want to do.
July 23-August 23
Allow me to remind you that the wildest planet in the solar system (Uranus) remains at the top of your Sun chart which has to do with career, life direction, and reputation. And in May, both Mercury and Venus pass over Uranus. This is not to suggest that you’re about to throw away all that you’ve toiled for in order to set up home in a yurt with a Julian Assange-type person on the slopes of a mountain far, far away – but in some small way, you’ll be taking a new life turn that will set tongues clucking. It could be so minor that hardly anyone notices; the point is, you’ll notice. It sets a precedent that if you can make one small change for you, other bigger ones can be contemplated later. With Mars moving into your house of inner-journeying mid-month, use this time to get mindful about the things that need altering.
August 24-September 22
Of all the signs (bar Taurus), the one behaving most unlike itself is Virgo. You’ve become quite shouty of late, more demanding to be heard, rather like a toddler that starts to scream once it dawns on the brat that making a racket is a useful means of terrorism. One can only hope that no one administers a smack-botty. Powerful transformative energies are at work under Mercury, Venus, Saturn, and Pluto, so at least we can understand why the sudden rise in volume. Regard this month as the zone for experimentation when you’re ‘trialing’ new different approaches to certain situations. Career and public profile could benefit from all this activity. Do, however, edit your pushiness. Remember that essentially you are a creature of fine detail. To be heard, you don’t need a megaphone.
September 23-October 23
The very social and communicative themes of last month follow you into May while pressure points remain in the domestic or family area – the best one can say is that what seems an intractable, long-term problem also holds the key to a major, eventual transformation, but not necessarily this month. Steady as you go! Where you can expect change is in the areas of finances (especially if shared or borrowed), and/or special romantic or professional relationships and/or your own approach (e.g. to business). Uranus is inspiring you to break with old ways of doing things and kick out all that hinders rather than helps. In May, you could very well be forging an alliance with a new type of partner or association to get what you need. Or, you and a ‘partner’ decide to do things very differently together, especially in a practical matter. With pushy Mars in your career house in the latter half of the month, your influence shall be felt.
October 23-November 22
Financial improvement through work is indicated for May. Jupiter is helping to boost opportunities to line pockets while Mars is opening up possibilities to borrow (if you must). People who pioneer, innovate and experiment will appeal to you a lot more than those who are luxuriating in tradition or torpor. Scorpios are quite capable of ruthlessly throwing out the ‘old’ for the new once their instinct to make money is fully engaged with a big idea. Do get ahead with any business notion you’ve come with yourself – the stars are aligning favourably. The biggest challenge lies in getting out the right message and finding the right medium to do this. Explore, study, investigate.
November 23-December 21
A sense of too many life options can lead to confusion. What precisely are you supposed to focus on next? When in doubt, remind yourself of what you’re especially good at and most interested in. If this seems simplistic, what’s wrong with that? This is not a time to be too clever or ‘complicated’. Mercury and Venus are moving through your house of passions for half of May before hitting changeful Uranus in your chart area of work and health. A getting-back-to basics is the feel of your chart – try to sweep away cluttered thoughts and simplify. It’s rather like turning on a wind machine to blow away the fog. In May, much personal progress can be made by reconnecting to a proven talent.
December 22-January 20
Will you, won’t you? You’re feeling the inner tugs as sturdy ruler Saturn closes in on transformative Pluto. The home or family are the most likely areas of your concern – either because changes are underway and you’re resistant, or you’re planning an alternation but are still uncertain about how to go about this. One way to tackle this dilemma is to redirect your mind away from the ‘details’ and find a different perspective. Ask yourself: What precisely is the point of the changes – why are they essential? Or put another way: What’s the spiritual purpose? This approach will help you get a better sense of purpose and not get lost in muddles over practicalities.
January 21-February 19
Although lucky Jupiter is moving through Sagittarius, in your Sun chart it’s actually transiting the house area of Aquarius – a most fortuitous placement to build your business, reach out for support (morally or financially), to campaign for a cause you believe in and to benefit from all group activity where teamwork is crucial. Do not imagine you’re alone. If anyone can grow through social activity, it’s an Aquarian, so make the most of this influence. Meantime, your ruler Uranus is set in the chart area of the home or family, so expect the unexpected from loved ones, this month especially. Perhaps not everything will meet with your approval yet sometimes things happen for a good purpose we cannot yet see. Accept that things cannot stay the same.
February 20-March 20
Career indicators are most promising in May as Jupiter slowly works its magic by stretching your mind and talents – so that you end up saying and doing things that surpass your old expectations. In addition, expect finances to improve from work, a status hike or some other activity that impacts favourably on reputation. Sometimes a value is placed not just on what we do (‘work’) but on how much we are considered worth (‘reputation’). This explains why former Cabinet ministers end up in well-paid corporation posts earning a fortune for a few days work a year. Reputation and useful contacts! OK, so you’re not quite in that league yet. But something of this transaction affects your May. Go forth and prosper.
Victor Olliver is the editor of The Astrological Journal, the flagship magazine of the Astrological Association. He can be contacted via Volliver5@gmail.com.
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