Sun Signs for May ’17
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The information in this column is limited. It does not replace your seeing your astrologer. If you know the sign of your Moon and your Ascending sign, read those sections also. This information is helpful because it mentions planets passing through your sign. These do bring opportunities.
Special note: Here’s wishing all of you the best in May. The emphasis this month is on the signs Aries, Taurus, and Gemini. Whatever we have in our own charts, we also become these qualities temporarily. Aries acts with enthusiasm, Taurus creates calm and pleasure, and Gemini looks for the interesting. Jupiter is in Libra for most of ’17 and promotes, justice, beauty, and civility. Jupiter is squaring Pluto at times in ’17. This can bring extremes. Good choices are necessary as Jupiter is judgment. The Sun in weeks 1, 2, and 3 and Mercury in weeks 3 and 4 are in Taurus. This shows us focusing on money, enjoying life, and calmness. Mercury in weeks 1 and 2 and Venus all month are in Aries. We are focused on energetic, youthful, enthusiastic action. Planets passing through Aries meet unpredictable Uranus and can bring unexpected events. They also connect with a powerful and tense, active T square. We should take care with conflict, because it is in the works. The Sun in week 4, and Mars all month are in Gemini and show us traveling, communicating, and looking for something interesting. Due to Mars influence, let’s be positive in all of these Gemini things. Planets passing through Gemini meet Neptune and then Saturn. For Neptune, let’s stay focused and for Saturn, let’s stay encouraged. Mercury is retrograde on the 1st and 2nd; so let’s focus. Saturn continues in Sagittarius until Jan. ’18. Sagittarius, Gemini, Pisces, and Virgo should set sensible goals, maintain vitality, get rest and sleep, and seek out joy and joyful people. Mars opposes Saturn later in the month and we should be sensible and harmonious in travel, thought, and communication. Saturn is trine Uranus. This is a harmonious relationship between slow moving planets and brings good to us in business and science.
A New Moon in Gemini on the 25th and 26th shows a new start in thought. A Full Moon in Scorpio on the 9th, 10th, and morning of the 11th contrasts my stuff versus your stuff.
Remember that new, full, and quarter moons are powerful times during the month. Actions taken at these times should be positive and well thought out. The quarter moons are in Leo on the 2nd and 3rd and in Aquarius on the afternoon of the 16th, the 17th and 18th.
Israel continues in the news. In their birth chart, early Scorpio rises, a Taurus Sun is in the 7th, and Moon, Pluto, Saturn, and Mars are in Leo in the 10th. Iran has three planets in Aquarius forming a grand cross with Israel’s planets. This is a tense relationship.
The Pluto Uranus square is weakening but the placement of Jupiter is helping it to continue during much of ’17. It makes the extreme unpredictable and the unpredictable more extreme. When you hear about events that are unusually bad, like tornadoes ( Moore OK.) and earthquakes, Sandy, the Boston Marathon bombing, the Colorado floods, the Philippines typhoon, the Washington mudslide, the IL F4, the Ca. Drought, and the recent floods in Texas this is one of the culprits. This aspect existed in the early 30s. I have concluded that this square also represents among other conflicts, the conflict between the left (Uranus) and the right (Capricorn). I have finally resolved it in my own mind. With so much news coverage of the conflicting positions, I see it as an opportunity to see the good that the left has to offer and to see the good that the right has to offer. I’ll be writing a paper on the Uranus/Pluto square soon and posting on facebook. Friend me. I’ll include the good things that are coming from this square like new discoveries about death and the afterlife.
Saturn has left Scorpio, where it showed intense grief. I’m happy that I have read, “Life after Life”, “Evidence for the Afterlife”, “Proof of Heaven”, and “Heaven is for Real”. These books are as close as we can get to evidence for heaven and an afterlife, with the exception of having an NDE. As evidence they are very comforting. Incidentally, “Proof of Heaven” came out while Jupiter was in Gemini. Jupiter is optimism and faith, and ideas and books come under Gemini’s rule. (We now have the new show, “Proof” on cable.)
Days that look fairly harmonious this month are: 3, 5, 7, 13, 17, 23, 24, & 29. For really important events, it requires a deeper look. Part of the magic of Astrology is how much better things go when we start things on good days.
Extra special note: I’m recommending that people read Covey, Dyer, and Chopra during their birth month. They write about achieving success and happiness and this is what the Sun is about in our charts. During the birth month we have the opportunity to start a new cycle of success and these authors have great ideas on how to do it. For those who want to get in on the ground floor of understanding existence and self-improvement, C.C. Zain’s Church of Light books will make you an astrologer and a metaphysician. These books teach us that there is a supernatural dimension in and around us that makes life subtle and interesting. And that Astrology gives us helpful information in innumerable situations. And finally, that we have the power to change our lives through Astrology and by harmonizing our feelings and our thinking.
Aries: March 20 to April 20. (Iran’s Moon, Angelina Jolie’s Moon) Jupiter is opposing you until October. This brings people and opportunity. To enhance this, get along, be social, and respect the rules. Uranus is in your sign for 1 more year and brings originality, unusual people, and the unexpected. Find outlets for your ingenuity, keep to reliable people, and live in a sensible way to deal well with changes. Mercury in weeks 1 and 2, and Venus all month join Uranus in your sign and bring pleasant people and interests. Saturn is in Sagittarius and is trining you; this lasts until 2018 and brings success through being practical and having high standards. Pluto is squaring you from Capricorn. Try to honor both your personal agenda and your public image. Moon in your sign on the 21st and 22nd brings people and events.
Taurus: April 21 to May 21. (Biden’s Moon, Israel’s Sun, Melania’s Sun) The Sun in weeks 1, 2, and 3 and Mercury in weeks 3 and 4 are in your sign. This will bring power and interests. While the Sun is in its month long stay in your sign, try to increase success and happiness, as the energies are right for this. Pluto in Capricorn trines you; this shows practical methods promoting success and finances. Moon in your sign on the 23rd and the 24th brings people and events.
Gemini May 22 to June 21. (Kanye West’s Sun. Obama’s Moon, Charlie Sheen’s Rising Sign, Gingrich’s Sun, Giuliani’s Sun, Trump’s Sun, Angelina Jolie’s Sun) Jupiter went into Libra on the 9th of Sept. and trines you until October. This is great and brings opportunity, confidence, joy, and expansion. The Sun in week 4 and Mars all month are in your sign; the Sun brings power and important people. Mars brings energy, but manage stress and conflict to avoid trouble. While the Sun is in its month long stay in your sign, try to increase success and happiness, as the energies are right for this. Saturn is still in Sagittarius and opposes you until 2018. Success can happen if you tackle your work and work smart. Do get rest and seek joyful breaks. Try to get along with those who have opinions; they can bring opportunity. Give mate special attention. Neptune is in Pisces until ’25. Imagination but also problems of will can come to you. If you value discipline and being realistic, you can get some intellectual and spiritual good out of this. Stay on good terms with those above you. New Moon in your sign on the 25th and 26th brings people and events, and gives a new start in thought.
Cancer: June 22 to July 23. (Kanye West’s Asc., Bush’s Sun and the Sun of the U.S., Casey’s Moon, Angelina Jolie’s Asc.) Jupiter is in Libra and stays until Oct. It squares you. Try to get along with mate, family, and rules. Neptune will be in Pisces until ’25 and trines you. This benefits you and makes you more imaginative, insightful, and philosophical. A square from Uranus until ’18 brings the unexpected, especially from those above you, so be ready. A great defense is being sensible and associating with sensible people. Mercury in weeks 1 and 2 and Venus all month add to this. So, get along and be good in communications. A long term opposition from Pluto requires good use of power. Build self esteem before dealing with anything threatening. Moon in your sign on the 1st, 27th and 28th brings people and events.
Leo: July 24 to Aug 23. (Timberlake’s Ascendant, Obama’s Sun, Schwarzenegger’s Sun, Caylee’s Sun, Israel’s Moon, Trump’s Ascendant) Saturn trines you until 2018 from Sagittarius and this brings success by being practical. Uranus trines you for 1 more year from Aries and brings ingenuity, the unexpected that supports, and new ideas. Mercury in weeks 1 and 2, and Venus all month join Uranus and add social events and interests. The Sun in weeks 1, 2, and 3 and Mercury in weeks 3 and 4, square you from Taurus. During this time, take care with money, self esteem, and communication. First Quarter Moon in your sign on the 2nd and the 3rd brings people and events, and requires positive action. And Moon in your sign on the 29th, 30th, and morning of the 31st brings people and events.
Virgo: Aug 24 to Sept 23. (Fallon’s Sun, McCain’s Sun, Charlie Sheen’s Sun, Jeb Bush’s Ascendant, Bernie’s Sun) The Sun in weeks 1, 2, and 3, and Mercury in weeks 3 and 4 trine you from Taurus. This brings vitality and interests. The Sun in week 4 and Mars all month square you from Gemini; build self esteem and keep thought, communication, and travel stress free. Saturn is in Sagittarius and stays until 2018. It squares you. Make sure that your goals are sensible and get enough rest. Seek joy. Neptune is opposing you from Pisces until ’25. This will make you more imaginative but value building discipline. See mate clearly. A positive attitude towards imaginative people will bring beneficial contacts. Pluto is in a long term trine with your Sun. This brings success through being practical and organized, and also by association with groups. Moon in your sign on the 4th, 5th, morning of the 6th, and afternoon of the 31st brings people and events.
Libra: Sept 24 to Oct 23. (Kim Kardashian’s Sun, McCain’s rising Sign, Mel Gibson’s Moon, Ryan’s Moon, Zimmerman’s Sun & Moon, Cruz’s Moon) Jupiter entered your sign on Sept. 9th and stays until October. This is big news and brings good things and people and opportunities. Be ready and be looking for this. Mercury in weeks 1 and 2, and Venus all month oppose you from Aries. A sense of opposition should be met with sound compromise. This can also bring pleasant and interesting people. Uranus also opposes you from Aries for 1 more year. This brings those who can open up new vistas for you, but do seek out the reliable to offset upsets and also give mate special attention. The Sun in week 4 and Mars all month trine you from Gemini and give energy and bring important and energetic people. Continue to do your Tai Chi or Yoga. This will get you on good terms with Pluto, which is squaring you and shows you dealing with imponderable forces. This helps you meet any kind of force with positive force. Moon in your sign on the afternoon of the 6th, the 7th, and 8th brings people and events.
Scorpio: Oct 24 to Nov 22. (Fallon’s Moon, Hillary’s Sun and Romney’s Moon and Biden’s Sun and Gingrich’s Moon, Israel’s Rising Sign) The Sun in weeks 1, 2, and 3 and Mercury in weeks 3 and 4, oppose you from Taurus. This brings important and interesting people. Try to get along with routine loving types. Neptune in Pisces trines you. This gives insight, harmony in subtle emotional areas, and creativity. Full Moon in your sign on the 9th, 10th, and morning of the 11th brings people and events, and focuses on you.
Sagittarius: Nov 23 to Dec 21. (Timberlake’s Moon, Kim Kardashian’s Ascendant, Biden’s Rising Sign, Charlie Sheen’s Moon, Trump’s Moon) . Saturn is in your sign and stays until 2018. This is a serious, practical planet that brings new goals. Here is an opportunity to become more realistic and disciplined, but get enough rest and don’t overwork. Recreation is necessary therapy. Mercury in weeks 1 and 2 and Venus all month trine you from Aries and give pleasant events and interests. The Sun in week 4 and Mars all month oppose you from Gemini; build self-esteem, manage stress and conflict, and get along. Smart people can bring opportunities. Neptune will be in Pisces until ’25 and squares you. Imagination is heightened but seek clarity, and take care with domestic issues. Uranus trines you from Aries for 1 more year. This increases luck, success, creativity, and adventure. Other celestial bodies add to this, this month. Moon in your sign on the afternoon of the 11th, the 12th, and 13th brings people and events.
Capricorn: Dec 22 to Jan 20. (McCain’s Moon and Michelle Obama’s Sun, Tiger Wood’s Sun, Mel Gibson’s Sun, Schwarzenegger’s Moon, Jeb’s Moon, Cruz’s Sun) Jupiter entered Libra in Sept. and stays until October; it squares you. Jupiter represents good things and people and the law. Stay on good terms with boss, mate and the law to get some good out of this. Uranus is squaring you until ’18. Remember how sensible you are and reject all that is unreliable. Do expect new vistas to open up for you. Give domestic life special attention. Mercury in week 1 and 2 and Venus all month add to this. Speak well, and stay on good terms with all. The Sun in weeks 1, 2, and 3 and Mercury in weeks 3 and 4 trine you from Taurus. The right thought, communication, and action can bring money and recognition. Pluto is in your sign for years and brings intense and forceful things, people, and events. You can meet the force with positive action and become dynamic. Groups bring opportunities. Moon in your sign on the 14th, the 15th, and morning of the 16th brings people and events.
Aquarius: Jan 21 to Feb 19. (Timberlake’s Sun, Palin’s Sun, Obama’s Rising Sign, Iran’s Sun, Trayvon’s Sun, Jeb’s Sun) Jupiter entered Libra in Sept. and stays until October. It trines you and brings good and opportunity. Various planets sextile you from fire signs; this brings help from enthusiastic people. The Sun in weeks 1, 2, and 3 and Mercury in weekd 3 and 4 square you from Taurus. Take care with money, build self esteem, and speak well. The sun in week 4 and Mars all month trine you from Gemini and bring energy, important people, and interests. Last Quarter Moon in your sign on the afternoon of the 16th, the 17th, and 18th brings people and events, and requires positive action.
Pisces: Feb 20 to March 20. (Kanye West’s Moon, Kim Kardashian’s Moon, Romney’s Sun and Hillary’s Moon, Casey’s Sun). The Sun in week 4 and Mars all month square you from Gemini; build self esteem and manage stress and conflict to gain access to the energy. Saturn is in Sagittarius and stays until 2018. It squares you. This is important; make goals sensible, get enough rest, and seek joy. Neptune is in your sign and will be there until ’25. This is huge. It can make or break you. Insight and imagination will guide you to success. Addictions and dysfunction will undo. Moon in your sign on the 19th and 20th brings people and events.