Archive for May, 2013

Astrology Update ~ May 2013

Tuesday, May 7th, 2013

With Mercury changing signs three times, two Eclipses and an exact Pluto/Uranus square, May looks like it will be an interesting month indeed!

We begin on May 1st with Mercury moving into Taurus, so watch out for slower thinking and reaction times.  This placement also focuses on using common sense and practicality in decision-making and concentration on security.

On May 9th Venus moves into Gemini for almost a month.  This will be a good time to spice up your life with social engagements and making new friends.  This day also brings the New Moon 19º 33′ Taurus at 8:28pm EST, with a Solar Eclipse that will be seen in Australia, New Zealand and the Central Pacific.

With four conjunct planets in Taurus, Sun, Moon, Mercury, Mars plus the S. Node & a powerful Solar Eclipse, this New Moon promises to get your environmental and financial juices flowing. Watch out for emotional flare-ups, aggressive behavior, bad timing, missed opportunities and being swept along with the societal current.

If you are able to rise above the chaos you can plug into Pluto trine Mercury/Mars/S. Node and Saturn trine Neptune.  These aspects will enable you to have a transforming influence through organizational and professional planning, meditation, decisive, constructive action, and getting to the root of why difficulties may be occurring and how to fix or heal them.

On May 15thMercury moves into Gemini for two weeks, with the Sun following suit on May 20th.   Watch for an emphasis on communication of all kinds and possible difficulties in this area with all the solar flare activity.

On May 25th, at 3º 5′ Sagittarius, 12:25am EST we have the Full Moon, Lunar Eclipse that can be seen in Africa and the Americas.  With Neptune in a T-square with the Sun & Moon, beware of confusion, fantasies, self-destructive behavior, low level psychic distortion, self-deception and difficulty with relationships.

Perhaps the Pluto/Uranus square at 0º 15′ will lend a hand in cutting through the fog, while the Venus, Mercury, Jupiter conjunction in Gemini may help add eloquence in communication.

On May 30th Mercury goes into Cancer until  August 9th.  Here emotions may overcome objectivity, logical thinking, and we may be more sensitive to what others say.  We end the month with Mars going into Gemini on May 31st where it will be a challenge to stay on task and not scatter your energy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Walking in Beauty

Tuesday, May 7th, 2013

As we step into our post 2012 world ruled by the element of ether, it is important to remember and recognize the spiritual truths that say everything is alive, has a spirit and is connected.  By practicing these sacred covenants we learn how to Walk in Beauty, while creating our new paradigm.

 

When we choose the Beauty Path we are making  a commitment to live in harmony and Right Relationship with nature, people and All Our Relations.  In this way of life, love and good-will flow from our heats into our daily activities, and we become peacemakers to all we meet.

 

 

 

 

Shamanic Totem: Snail

Tuesday, May 7th, 2013

This spring I was grateful for the large amount of straw I left on my garden space over the winter, for it didn’t allow many weeds to grow.  However, because of all the rainfall a damp habitat became the perfect place for snails to hide.  Although harmless to humans, snails love to eat plants and are definitely not good for a garden.

 

Shamanically, a Snail’s shell is associated with the spiral, or Golden Mean of Nature’s growth cycles.  Because snails re-emerge during Spring after over wintering in their shells, they can also symbolize rebirth.  So if snail has crawled into your life you may want to ask yourself, what has died within me to give birth to something new?

 

Because snails carry their homes on their backs it’s easy for them to hide if they feel threatened.  If this attribute is reflected in your behavior you may want to contemplate how you project a hard shell to others while protecting your inner tenderness, vulnerability and timidity.  If you have uncovered snail in your life, she can teach your inner child the lesson of learning how to trust people and the world.

 

 

Pyramids in Alaska

Tuesday, May 7th, 2013

ScienceRay has reported that a team of explorers hiking in the Alaskan wilderness accidentally came across ancient structures they believe to be pyramids.  Although melting ice and snow have so far revealed only pyramids tops, the general shape is obvious to the observer.  In their discovery, stacked stones could be seen on one of the pyramids, giving more credence to their man-made origins.

 

The explorers plan on returning this summer with an additional crew of archeologists, engineers and geologists to learn more about their discovery.  Stay tuned for more exciting information on this in the future.

 

View these exciting pictures from ScienceRay!