Saturday, 7 May 2011

Cosmic Insights for May 2011

2011 is already proving to be a year of great contrast! The cosmic climate continues to ebb and flow throughout May, and we can expect to become more and more ‘awake’ and aware of ourselves, our paths and one another on every level. It is time to listen to our intuition and to step into our power as we begin to embrace our full potential as evolving, growing, sentient Beings. Great shifts are happening both within and without, individually, collectively and globally. It seems that the more aware of these we become, the more intense our transformation.

Juno moved direct in Virgo on the 2nd May, and this suggests a time for re-addressing power imbalances in all areas of our lives. We often find ourselves surrounded by three types of people: givers, takers and those that give/take. The latter category is the most wholesome and balanced, but sadly this category is usually the least densely populated. Many takers are energy vampires and many givers have dependency and other motivations for giving. There is a need now for us to become more balanced both within ourselves and in our relationships with others, and to learn the art of give/take on all levels of our Beings...

Mars enters Taurus on the 11th and on the 15th, Venus and Mercury join him, and the Sun enters Gemini on the 21st. In many ways, this continues the need for balance sparked by Juno. Balancing the masculine and feminine, balancing the material, emotional and spiritual, and balancing how we communicate with ourselves and others are all so vital now. It is so important that we work hard at achieving balance. Giving (or indeed taking) too much is detrimental in the long run, and no one can do this indefinitely.

Finally, Pallas Athene moves retrograde in Aquarius on the 31st. Pallas Athene, the warrior queen, represents strength, creative thought and justice. In retrograde, all of these are internalised asking each of us to acknowledge our own power and to realise our potential to create change. As the tides of humanity begin to change, we need to own our power and stand in our Truth in order to stay strong and focused like buoys in stormy seas. Like beacons of Light, we need to reach out to help and guide others (if they ask for it), and at the same time, continue to work on our own personal evolutions...

New Moon is in Taurus on the 3rd at 05.51 GMT (06.51 BST)

This New Moon is in earthy Taurus marking the beginning of a very creative and inspirational time. It is a great time to think about some new affirmations or positive visualisations. In addition, try to connect with Nature (Taurus is an earth sign after all) and find a special place to contemplate or meditate. It is an important time to find stability and serenity within.

Full Moon is in Scorpio on the 17th at 11.09 GMT (12.09 BST)

A water Full Moon is likely to create a roller coaster of emotions as we enter an intense phase of introspection. However, we need to try to go with this and find comfort and joy from within. We need to allow our emotions to flow for bottling them up is likely to lead to some tense moments...