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ASTROLOGICAL AFFECTS - MAY, 2021
by Ren Rasa Yogamaya, E- RYT 500
SUN IN TAURUS: Most affected are Taurus and All Earth Signs. FOR ALL SIGNS: All Venus themes such as Love, beauty, the senses and food will rule supreme until May 20. A more heightened awareness of family, growth or stubbornness, possessiveness and the pleasures of all or most of the senses in Life. The best side of Taurus is seen in their home, hospitality, gracious generosity, culinary talents and, their ability to make things grow, whether it is a penny into a dollar or a seed into a flower. The key is to know when not to remain steadfast, or stubborn. It times it may be better to move a little quicker and to leave justice in the hands of the Universe. Best Sacred Geometry: Hexahedron (Earth) Best Yantra: The colors Green and Pink.
MAY 3 – MERCURY INTO GEMINI: Most affected are Gemini, Taurus and Virgo. FOR GEMINI: Your planet Mercury is in your own orbit now. All Mercurial themes such as light, electrical impulses, mental agility, communication, comfort with sound and silence, attention to details will rule supreme in your current Life. A more heightened awareness of the written and spoken word including a good possibility of travel for you, be it local or far away. Another Gemini and Virgos may figure more prominently now. A special message for Gemini: Don’t follow an initial feeling that you must make immediate changes this month, especially after May 23.. Focus on an all-win for everyone solution.
FOR ALL SIGNS: This transit continues until July 11. While Mercury is in Gemini, we can be more communicative, curious, and sociable. We can have more pleasure in gaining a superficial knowledge of many subjects rather than looking deeper into any one subject. We may be clever when it comes to discussions or making a point. The Challenge: We may be attracted to words, the superficial and light, flirty relations. We can become easily distracted. The Good: Having a good sense of humor, opting for fun and being open to change can help at this time; just remember where you live.
MAY 8 - VENUS INTO GEMINI: Most affected are Gemini, Taurus and Libra. FOR GEMINI: Venus the planet of love, beauty and relationships is in your transit again – good news! You may now enjoy your new popularity and if single, the good possibility of romantic interests. If you are already coupled, this can be a very romantic time for you, one of the best times of the year for your love life and also for creativity. Others may seek you out, as they are attracted to your ideas and personality. A reminder: When Venus is in any sign of the Zodiac, the senses are heightened as well. Be careful not to over-indulge with food or too much of anything. A special message for Gemini: Evaluate and determine what you value most about your personal relationship and open the door to a well thought-out, prepared discussion and also focus on an all-win solution.
FOR ALL SIGNS: This transit continues until June 2. While Venus is in the sign of Gemini, we can have much going on. Curiosity can motivate us on romantic and social levels. “Variety is the spice of life” may be the chosen attitude now. We are more sociable, communicative, and interested. We can be animated and fun but may also keep our distance emotionally. Words may lead to attractions, as we tend to bond more readily on a mental, yet only on a superficial level. The dark side of Gemini is too much changeability, behaving consistently, being ‘inconsistent’.
MAY 11 – NEW MOON IN TAURUS: Most affected are Taurus, and All Earth Signs. FOR TAURUS: The New Moon in your sign, a new cycle in your Life can begin now. This also sets the tone for the next twelve months. Meditate on what you wish for by writing down what you need, not for what you want. A special message for Taurus: You are at your best on this date, ‘behind the wheel’ with creative plans, special projects, all with ease before May 23. After the 23rd, slow down with any financial transactions; look into it more, find insight on it before you commit.
FOR ALL SIGNS: A New Moon signifies a new beginning and a new cycle begins now. Are you ready to begin again? Begin by learning about something new. This is a good time to commit to personal goals that express the positive energies of the sign of the Bull, Taurus: It’s time to enjoy life’s simple and physical pleasures–savor good food and enjoy activities that bring us in touch with nature and with our bodies. It’s time to stop and smell the roses and to become more aware of what makes us feel comfortable and secure. This is a good cycle under which to re-evaluate our relationship to possessions and money and to discover what truly makes us happy and fulfilled.
This New Moon harmonizes with Neptune and Pluto, suggesting that our inspiration and determination support our efforts to begin fresh. While the squares to Saturn and Jupiter are wide, they are still relevant. We may feel the desire to grow and expand, but also with limits and rules, and these things may take up a lot of energy. We may need to watch for being too laid back or too controlling.
Also, with this persuasive Taurus energy, we have the chance to make important changes in our lives. It’s time to make some solid yet realistic plans and to set the stage for reaping the rewards from our new beginnings, as little or big as they may be, in approximately two weeks’ time after the next Full Moon occurs.
MAY 13 – JUPITER INTO PISCES: Most affected are Pisces, Aquarius and Sagittarius. FOR PISCES: This transit continues until July 28. Jupiter the planet of good luck, opportunities and expansion enters your sign. This can positively affect important areas in your life such as, career and status, ambitions, family matters, leadership and achievements.
FOR ALL SIGNS: The largest planet in our solar system, Jupiter now begins its’ turn in the sign of Pisces for a couple of months (until July 28). Therefore, enhancing the characteristics of Jupiter combined with the characteristics of Pisces: Compassion, spiritual growth, sensitivity and creative imagination. Also, we are likely to feel a sense of renewed enthusiasm towards spiritual matters; spiritual philosophy, creative visions and possibly an attraction to new adventures that may also include ‘stretching our spiritual diaphragm. Without expectation, you can make or get the most from this transit by remaining focused on the positive, without any doubts or fears.
MAY 20 – THE SUN ENTERS THE SIGN OF GEMINI: Most affected are Gemini and all Air signs.
MAY 23 – SATURN TURNS RETROGRADE IN AQUARIUS: Most affected are Capricorn, Aquarius and Gemini. FOR CAPRICORN: Your ruling planet, Saturn now turns retrograde while in your own sign. All of the Saturn characteristics now become subtle or not as powerful. FOR AQUARIUS: You may feel more tired and sluggish than usual, it would be best to not push the envelope by working over-time. With a Lunar Eclipse on May 26 and then, Mercury turning Retrograde on May 29, it would be better for you to make time for rest, retreat as much as you can.
FOR ALL SIGNS: We should expect delays in manifesting our work or special desires. We are now called to practice or develop patience and consider our inner discipline, our self-control as there can be delays in achieving our goals. Instead of trying to begin something new, it is really a better time to finish up what is absolutely necessary to conclude. Also, expect delays or some confusion related to high technology.
MAY 26 – FULL MOON, LUNAR ECLIPSE IN SAGITTARIUS: Most affected are Sagittarius all Fire Signs and Gemini. FOR SAGITTARIUS: The Full Moon is in your sign and it is also a ‘Super-Full Moon”. As with all Full moons, another cycle that began with the last New moon in your sign has now ended. Your interactions with accounting, banking and any financial planning should be strong and successful before May 23rd and before this Full Moon. There are excellent ‘vibes’ with most of your relationships, including co-workers and collaborators. However, you may feel ultra-sensitive on this day and you may want to consider to just lay-low with your important communications,
especially with a loved one.
FOR ALL SIGNS: A Full Moon signifies the end of a cycle in our lives. Not just Fire Signs may be ready to surrender, release and let go. When you “let go”, you make room for “the new” to come in. Make a list on what you can part with including unhealthy people, bad habits and circumstances that no longer fit well in your Life. A regular Full Moon is a time of culmination and the promise of fulfillment of that which was started at the New Moon. During the Full Moon, it can be an emotional time, a time of romance, fertilization, and relationships. Each month there is a Full Moon with a specific divine meaning and the opportunity to learn what it represents.
With the Full Moon, Lunar Eclipse in Sagittarius: This is the first of two Eclipse in Sagittarius, of this year. This Super-Full Moon/Lunar Eclipse is ‘square’ to Jupiter that speaks to the extravagant nature of this time. There can be exaggerations now, or news and revelations coming in can be blown up and seem over-dramatic. They should not be dismissed or ignored since they’re based on real feelings.
The word, ‘freedom’ rings loudly with this eclipse; although we ay have strong urges towards freedom, we may not be able to obtain it as easily as we wish. Some people, including Fire signs may feel a bit frustrated about it. And, while Jupiter is in Pisces, It may be wise to let go of part of a dream, if not all of it. There is no sense to “push an elephant up a wall” at this time. Not all circumstances lead to situations of ‘letting go’. And, not all of ‘letting go’ is negative. For some people, releasing and moving on can certainly bring a sense of relief.
Despite the restricted freedoms of individuals feeing controlled by rules and regulations, the sense of being within reach of success and possibilities does remain. And finally, as always, what occurs for you at the Lunar Eclipse will be better understood within or by six months time.
MAY 29 – MERCURY TURNS RETROGRADE: Most affected are Gemini and Virgo.
FOR ALL SIGNS: This transit always occurs every three months for a period of three weeks. Beginning on this date, for the next three weeks, lay low in matters of communications, travel, and purchases relating to electrical gadgets of communications; the cell phone, the computer, an automobile and other electrical equipment or machinery. The written, spoken, and typed word may have to be RE-written, RE-spoken, RE-typed. Generally, not a good time to commit with your word or sign important documents as when MIR turns direct in three weeks there will be changes. Also, the same may be for scheduling anything. Some changes may be for the better, or more likely, some of it may fall apart by the next MIR (in 3 months).
ASTROLOGICAL AFFECTS - APRIL, 2021
by Ren Rasa Yogamaya, E- RYT 500
SUN IN ARIES: Most affected are Aries and All Fire Signs. For Everyone: All Mars themes such as heat, sex, love and war, patience and haste, growth, passion, courage, integrity, honesty and deceit will rule supreme until April 19. A more heightened awareness in passion and urgency in Life. The best side of Aries is seen in their quick action to bring about solutions, their focus on stability and their ability to charm others with their warmth. The key to success is to be of more integrity, to be patient, and to leave justice in the hands of the Universe. Along with the fire element, Spring is around the corner. Tap into it with a little stroll in the sunshine, consider learning about Kundalini Yoga, eating or juicing foods that are of the color red, black and pink. Best Sacred Geometry: Tetrahedron (Triangle). Best Yantra: The colors Burgundy, Red and pink.
APRIL 3 – MERCURY ENTERS ARIES: Most affected are Aries, Gemini and Virgo. FOR ARIES: The planet, Mercury is now in your sign. All Mercurial themes such as light, electrical impulses, mental agility, communication, comfort with sound and silence, attention to details will rule supreme in your current Life. A more heightened awareness of the written and spoken word including a good possibility of travel for you, be it local or far away. Gemini and Virgo may figure more prominently now. A special message for Aries: You may be ready for some new toys or electronic necessities. Research, experience or buy something new during this month and remember: Only what’s necessary.
FOR ALL SIGNS: This transit continues until April 19th. While Mercury is in the sign of Aries, we are less concerned with objective points of view and explanations, and more concerned with reaching a decision. Usually we want that decision made quickly or ‘now’. Our thoughts and ideas are ground-breaking, and we tend to speak more spontaneously and directly while the planet of communication is in the bold and assertive sign of Aries. A lesson is learned and won if you can ‘quickly’ change your mind about being first and let someone else go ahead of you, let someone else be ‘first’ instead.
APRIL 11 – NEW MOON IN ARIES: Most affected are Aries and All Fire Signs. FOR ARIES: The New Moon in your sign, a new cycle in your Life can begin now. This also sets the tone for the next twelve months. Meditate on what you wish for by writing down what you need, not for what you want. A special message for Aries: With new relationships, whether they are personal or for business, be sure to slow down a bit and share your thoughts and intentions carefully.
FOR ALL SIGNS: A New Moon signifies a new beginning and a new cycle begins now. Are you ready to begin again? Begin by learning about something new. This is a good time to commit to personal goals that express the positive energies of the sign of the Aries. It’s time to take action – try something new and original, and go at it with your enthusiasm and confidence. You may feel more assertive, however, without being abrasive. Take control over your own life; start a brand new project. It is time to re-discover your own personal courage.
During this transit, we may want to re-evaluate our understanding of ourselves. We have the chance to make important changes in our lives. It’s time to make some solid, realistic plans and prepare for creating and receiving the rewards. In approximately two weeks’ time after the Full Moon occurs, all or most can be revealed on this. As Aries is the first sign and also known as “the Baby” of the zodiac, and thus a New Moon in Aries is especially ripe with opportunity for a new start. We might think, consider acting on a useful impulse and follow a hunch or take a risk. Sometimes, we learn through experience and action, so we might be ready to experience a little adventure now. It’s also a good transit under which to discover the benefits of expressing ourselves with authenticity – naturally. We might also find ways to learn how to rely on ourselves and to be happy about doing so – we know that we can be self-sufficient without blaming others for not helping us out. It is time for a new, fresh perspective on all areas of your Life.
This New Moon forms a square to Pluto, suggesting some obstacles may need to be cleared. However, Mars, the ruler of Aries is applying to a trine to Jupiter, and both bodies harmonize with the New Moon, encouraging opportunity, courage, resourcefulness, and confidence. Mars is also a sextile to Venus, and Venus aligns with the New Moon, suggesting that cooperation and diplomacy can help us move forward. The downside to all of this energy is that we may also see trigger effects, influencing more movements such as Black Lives Matter or others, meaning possible social anger or unrest. (Expect this to happen near the middle of the month of April). Instead of thinking fearfully or trying to “put out the fire with gasoline”, instead, consider to embrace courage that this planet provides and extend options, invitations, and positive encouragement towards others.
With breath and patience, we can see how to move matters forward, or see the need when to hold back a bit. We need not judge others or judge on what happens within the first few hours or the first two days. No. Better to observe the responses, as we may have to take the longer path of a journey to progress and to learn from our experiences.
APRIL 14 – VENUS ENTERS TAURUS: Most affected are Taurus, Libra and Aries. FOR TAURUS: Venus the planet of love, beauty and relationships is in your transit again – good news! You may now enjoy your new popularity and if single, the good possibility of romantic interests. If you are already coupled, this can be a very romantic time for you, one of the best times of the year for your love life and also for creativity. Others may seek you out, as they are attracted to your ideas and personality. A reminder: When Venus is in any sign of the Zodiac, the senses are heightened as well. Be careful not to over-indulge with food or too much of anything. A special message for Taurus: The 4th and /or the 5th are good dates to mend any family or other relationships problems. The 9th and/or the 10th are possible dates for s small, social gathering. Also, this is not the time or the month to become stubborn with your work, career; better to remain flexible.
FOR ALL SIGNS: This transit continues until May 8. While in Taurus, Venus is very sensual, content, and at times, possessive. We may seek security and value those things which lasts. Our appetite for pleasure is strong. Taurus enjoys the world of the five senses. Substantial and physical expressions of love and romance are most important now. On the financial side, Venus in Taurus looks for high-quality, solid, practical, and long-lasting items. Holding on to our possessions is more likely. Also, we tend to hold on to someone or something that we love. The shadow or darker side of this is too much; excessive possessiveness and treating our partners as objects that we own or want to own. As this is a demonstration of our ‘big love’ - this doesn’t mean that it’s O.K. Depending on individual circumstances and given our own unique lives, letting go when the time is right is more important than holding on.
APRIL 19 – SUN ENTERS THE SIGN OF TAURUS: Most affected are Taurus and All Earth Signs.
APRIL 23 – MARS ENTERS CANCER: Most affected are Cancer, Aries and All Water Signs. FOR CANCER: Mars, the planet of war, chaos and impatience is now in your sign. Aside from this, you may feel a bit more sexy or combative. It would be best for you to go with the first, being positively sexy. Your energy and drive also may increase. A special message for Cancer: After the New Moon on the 11th of this month, begin a plan for new business relationships. Stay clear of all possible conflicts, especially with a friend on the 14th.
FOR ALL SIGNS: Mars is in the sign of Cancer until June 11 2021. We may pursue our interests passionately, but we can avoid a direct approach to going after we want. Also, our goals and plans are subject to our mood swings and indecisions. We may be defensive rather than overtly aggressive, taking three step forward and then two steps back. Much of what we do depends on our current mood of the moment. For optimal results and balancing your emotions, drink more water, take a nice warm bath or spa.
APRIL 26 – FULL MOON IN SCORPIO: Most affected are Scorpio and All Water Signs. FOR SCORPIO: The Full Moon is in your sign and another cycle in your Life has come to an end. Before the Full Moon, on the 23rd, make time to have lunch or communications that are overdue with certain relationships. On the 27th, there can be stressful energies that illuminate stressful communications. Consider sharing your thoughts and feelings with a trusted friend. The sign of Taurus may figure prominently now.
FOR ALL SIGNS: A Full Moon signifies the end of a cycle in our lives. Not just Water Signs may be ready to surrender, release and let go. When you “let go”, you make room for “the new” to come in. Make a list on what you can part with including unhealthy people, bad habits and circumstances that no longer fit well in your Life. Each month there is a Full Moon with a specific divine meaning and the opportunity to learn what it represents. With the Full Moon in Scorpio, It is a time of culmination and the promise of fulfillment of that which was started at the New Moon. It is an emotional time – a time of romance, fertilization, and relationships.
The Taurus-Scorpio polarity deals with the balance between all that is ‘mine’ (the Sun is now in the sign of Taurus) and all that is ‘yours’ (Full Moon in Scorpio). It also emphasizes the concept of form (Taurus) versus transformation (Scorpio). While Taurus deals with matter, personal values, material goods, possessions, and security, Scorpio rules the destruction of form, shared possessions, change, and transformation. Neglecting either end of the axis will surely backfire on us. Ideally, a balance should be found between the two energies, and this is what the Full Moon invites us to do. This Full Moon is about emotional declarations. Something has been building inside of us, likely of an intimate nature, and now is the time when the energy of the cosmos fairly demands that we let it out, let go.
Over the next two weeks, we can discover what this declaration means for us. For now, we can’t sit on our feelings — we need to express them. The Full Moon illuminates this conflict between collecting and sharing. With the Moon full and bright in the sky, symbolic “illumination” occurs in our own lives. However, these new feelings and revelations are emotional ones, as emotions burst forth into our consciousness. Although it’s time to express ourselves and to let things out of our systems, we might want to do so with caution, knowing that what is coming out of us is sensitive, and that other people may not be ready to receive it. Overall this Full Moon is deep and sensitive and, we, you are not alone.
APRIL 27 – PLUTO TURNS RETROGRADE IN CAPRICORN: Most affected are Scorpio, Taurus and Capricorn. FOR SCORPIO: Your ruling planet, Pluto, now turns retrograde so that all of the ruling characteristics also go ‘inward’: Loyalty, concentration, courage, ease or intensity. Simply put, you may feel a bit dark as you go inward. Watch and observe yourself that you do not go to far down and become too mysterious, unavailable, jealous, vindictive without transformation or to return to your regular ‘self’. The good of going inward is to reach inner-light, self –reflection on yourself and areas in your Life that need to change.
FOR ALL SIGNS: Pluto turns retrograde today and will be retrograde until October 8th. This shift of direction tends to bring about some initial confusion, heaviness, and a magnification of problems. Some problems may be small, however with this transit, they may seem bigger than they really are and then unnecessary fear follows. Meanwhile, our drive to do something with lasting significance may be intensified by this transit energy.
Pluto’s retrograde cycle itself, however, is an excellent period for research and gaining new insight into all people’s self-destructive tendencies, our needs for control, and search for the truth. All we have to do is to look within ourselves. Outward pressures may ease somewhat during this period. Over the coming months, we may be observing how we use our power.
Ren is a Yoga teacher and Yoga Therapist, providing her services for over 24 years. As a writer, she is the author of EAT BY COLOR: Foods, Colors and The Chakras and her Astrological Affects column is syndicated world-wide. She is a natural channel for Universal Source as she offers guidance, solutions to your issues and she teaches privately in Los Angeles.