What is the best point of focus for humans to realize in May?
ANSWER: The Star reversed
May presents a continuation of the energy presented in April (read last month’s forecast here), but with a more pointed focused on what is bereft, both personally and societally.
The Star reversed challenges humans to realize neglect. Problems have gone unseen or been ignored for so long and this myriad of untended issues has created a force or an energy permeating into everything in the world, be it conscious, unconscious, institutional, it’s everywhere.
For example, the homeless population in the United States is an expanding problem born of widespread neglect. Ignoring poverty, as well as the sources and effects of destitution, has generated a literal mass of palpable ruination in the form of people who are living on the streets in dire conditions with nowhere to go.
Another case in point is the amount of trash on the planet, with nearly every place, including those deemed sacred or impenetrable like Mount Everest and the deepest vents in the oceans, infested with plastic and human waste.
The Star reversed does not censure, but the presence of this card does speak to an apathetic hollowness, lack of fulfillment and soul desiccation that has allowed such problems to become so pervasive.
As the world has become a landfill, depression, discarded talents, repressed evolution, undeveloped potentials, worthlessness, and a lack of faith in change adds more waste to the top of the heap.
Barrenness is not a joke and has seeped through the individual to create a sweeping societal malaise that dulls innovation and kills things off. The lack of hope and disassociation from value in life becomes a perpetual formula for decline.
In its reversal position, The Star turns up to highlight the importance of a complete gutting and rapid evolution, breaking free from behavioral norms that fuel bereavement.
According to the divination, humankind is still in the processing phase, assessing the total impact of interconnected deprivation. A continued exploration of such chasms leads to profound realizations and eventual solutions on how to heal and make whole. Stay in the process of discomfort with confidence in future resolution.
Check out these dates for some SIGNIFICANT events to take place:
May 1, 2019 - Uranus semi-square Neptune: This influence perfects on the first of the month, but has implications for a significant amount of time. With Uranus and Neptune in a semi-square, a sense of foreboding permeates the earth, with tension around breaking through illusions to address collective forces in a concrete manner. In other words, everyone is starting to feel the “sh*t hitting the fan”, but may feel blocked from understanding what and how the excrement got there and the nature of the waste itself. However, a push for action to unearth these blockages is also occurring simultaneously, leading to adaptation and change in the face of no agreement. It is imperative to keep an open mind and be flexible. In Vibrational Astrology, Uranus and Neptune aspects tend to see or channel visions that are not obviously palpable in physical scientific terms. This is a psychic evolution, on a personal and societal scale, pushing beyond the psyche into realms unknown.
KEY MAY THEMES FOR EACH SUN / RISING / MOON SIGN:
Aries - The Hierophant reversed: Ram, the application of profound lessons learned presents a daunting challenge. The Hierophant reversed suggests the larger picture of what is happening may not be accessible due to confusion and nebulous elements that are part of a larger growth process, especially around health, wellness and financial issues. Cementing a steadfast resolve to integrating the monumental lessons you learned last month in April is truly the only thing you need, despite outward appearances. There could be a swing between extremes, with the desire to burst loose from tradition or a fear of moving away too far from an ingrained set of rules taking hold. Choosing to remain rigidly stuck in old ways versus breaking free from orthodox patterning and lifestyles are both poor paths to take. This month, find yourself and the pathway forward through unfolding events, using every development as a beacon of intelligence on how to move forward instead of steadfastly hurling yourself into one extreme or the other.
Taurus - King of Swords reversed: Bull, get clear on messaging and communication boundaries. The King of Swords reversed represents distress and confusion around locution. This court card in the reversal position can be sharp, curt and cutting in its languaging too, containing no compassion with trenchant words lending itself to hypercriticism or caustic intellect. In May, it is really important to observe what is said and how words are verbalized; choose words wisely. If expressions have been too hardlined, there leaves little wiggle room for a lightness of being. Basically, the divination points to the value of lightening up and refusing to pander to a logical awareness that restricts imagination and the endless miracles of the irrational cosmic universe. Not everything is contrived and regimented into a set order. Begin to allow basic everyday language to become as expansive as the infinite possibilities present in the universe.
Gemini - Wheel of Fortune: Twins, a sweeping fated expansion takes place that ushers in the conclusion of an era. Wheel of Fortune turns up to promise the weeks in May herald a major turning point in life, where a monolithic staple is dissolving to make room for something greater. Sorrow can exist in such monumental change, but so can excitement, it’s a mixed bag and vulnerability may be at an all time high. The best approach to take during this metamorphosis is a highly philosophical observance of what is happening, understanding that whatever is transforming, or emerging, is all part of a greater design that ultimately leads to further growth and development.
Cancer - Temperance: Crab, hold steady. Temperance shows up in May to highlight the importance of patience, renewal, sobriety, health, and balance in your life. There appears to be something off in these areas, be it as minor as a need to exercise more or as major as a nutritional deficiency. The divination points to other pertinent factors too, such as maintaining equanimity through uncompromisable ethics and disciplined efforts. A real-time example of this energy playing out is taking tempered steps towards anything without racing to the finish line. Bounding towards a swift finish isn’t what Temperance is about, it is measured. Honoring ethical considerations by taking the time to do the small stuff step-by-step is the best way to be. Move carefully with considered thought and without desperate investment in the outcome.
Leo - Three of Wands reversed: Lion, limited movement and stillness permeate the scene. Three of Wands reversed may appear like a frustrating restriction with few options for advancement in May, but the lull is occurring because the timing isn’t the best, at least according to providence. A better option is lingering but hasn’t revealed itself or emerged onto the scene yet. The problem is, out of desperation for union, there may be a choice between uniting with something that is inferior for you, and the universe is not providing a supportive environment for joining with anything that is less than what you have to offer. Only optimal alliances are favored. As the weeks drag on and the clock is ticking, generate faith and optimism in the fact that something better is out there. The idea of waiting for a greater opportunity is not delusional and is in fact extremely legitimate and real. You are serving a higher purpose, not desperation, and selling the Self or anything short gets you nowhere fast.
Virgo - The Sun: Virgin, don’t dilute the knowledge of your inner soul. The Sun turns up to emphasize the importance of knowing on a profound level what is and isn’t a correct expression of the Self. Obviously, egotism to the point of not being receptive to valid advice is a foolhardy pursuit, but the influence of outside opinions on what you know to be a profound truth needs to hold less sway in May. There is something you incarnated to do on the planet and only you know what it is and how to express it. Trust that and let it out. However, be aware that whatever is being transmitted through you as a vessel can feel so impalpably large and cosmic that your humanity wants to seek validation for it externally, making the temptation to compromise its expression through seeking outside opinions appear legitimate. This is a fine balance, because you don’t want to corrupt everything you’ve got through egomania, but it’s also important to just go for it. Trust your instincts and use your ability to keep things in order as an anchor for unbridled expression.
Libra - Nine of Swords reversed: Scales, surrender to the unknown. Nine of Swords reversed suggests smashing the head against a wall from the restrictions of a limited perspective. Take a step back and look at the big picture to break through a provincial blockage. A lot of stress is being derived from pressing for clarity when none can be garnered through force in one direction. This type of insistent approach, as if the answer is through a linear perspective only, towards the issue needs to be altered in order for clarification to occur. Step back, take a breather and adopt a bird’s-eye view.
Scorpio - Princess of Wands: Scorpion, take risks from set ground rules. This directive is dichotomous because the idea of taking a risk signifies freedom, a break from foundations or structures, but the Princess of Wands is too fresh with zeal for sustained outcomes and can get lost in the passion. Dynamic gusto is in place and the energy is excellent, but it needs to be channeled properly so it’s not wasted on needless pursuits. Take the time to make good choices and go ham within a carefully crafted framework.
Sagittarius - Queen of Swords: Centaur, exercise detached assessment. The Queen of Swords is a shrewd court card indicating a personality who cuts through emotion in a detached manner with objective realism. If any inertia has set in from meandering emotions or misplaced confidence, an astute objectivity needs to be enacted to get things going again. On a prosaic level, this could be about cutting crap from life by making firm and informed decisions, then sticking with a strong plan of action. Any type of illusory thinking needs a reality check, otherwise the bubble of inertia won’t get popped and nothing will ever get done.
Capricorn - King of Wands: Goat, fully embrace creative freedom. The King of Wands turns up to suggest the perfect personality type to personally adopt in May, with this court card indicating trailblazing from a mature, powerful and integral place is fortunate. The King of Wands is fearless, visionary and self-confident, but not from a lack of experience; he knows what he’s doing as he has logged many hours pursuing a pathway or craft. According to the divination, you are the King of Wands this month and can lean on competitive ambition and enterprise, especially from an entrepreneurial perspective, as a personal strength. There’s no reason not to be optimistic about walking a road less traveled; branch out and get down with gusto, success is imminent.
Aquarius - The Magician: Water Bearer, come out of hiding and face the truth. Everything is in place to manifest the outcome you wish, but reservations on displaying truth unabashedly out in the open can severely hamper opportunities. The Magician turns up as a very strong cosmic support for whipping up magic at your disposal from materials immediately at hand, not from a perceived dutiful role. Be confident in your ability to address every single detail of life from a strong inner sincerity and self-possession. Conformity is the worst pressure to bow under and is proving to be more untenable than ever in May as inevitable change presents fewer and fewer opportunities to fake it to make it.
Pisces - Three of Swords: School of Fish, a foul aftertaste lingers in the subconscious. Three of Swords suggests an indecisiveness caused by bad feelings that may have arisen from some type of deceit, backstabbing, mendacity, pernicious gossip, or betrayal. The most important thing to determine in May is proper roles. Before falling into complete abandon in the web of perceived failure or treachery, consider the limits of your own ignorance. Idealism may be illusory and causing more pain than necessary. Stay in the drudgery of unearthing the source of the lingering grudge that leaves an all-pervasive distaste. A lot of this may have to do with relationships and commitments that aren’t easy to overthrow. The light is coming, but according to the divination, the murkiness still needs to be lived through and processed in the month of May, with the probability of this processing continuing to take place until the autumn months in September or October. In the meantime, continue to follow your feelings, whether they are “negative” or “positive”, as it is imperative all cycles of sentiment around these matters are fully experienced.
TIPS, SUGGESTIONS & NOTES FOR THE MONTH:
Sustainability is a pressing issue that holds more prominence than usual. The issue of sustainability becomes pertinent on both personal and societal levels.
Ocean health, air quality, pollution, environmental and chemical agents, as well as outer space exploration are big topics of discussion, so is war and violence. Unearthing details, what has been hidden, is a distinctive quality to the way this energy pans out in May.
Things are dying off or being killed off. On a macro scale, assassinations, genocide, extinction and all related topics become prominent and highlight this massive malaise of desolation and bereavement society has plummeted into. Basically we’re the walking dead, have been for a very long time and providence is waking the masses up to the lassitude.
Join or support organizations for causes that speak to collective improvement, sustainability and innovation. Old paradigms are dying and it is important to break through malaise by contributing to what is being transformed.
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