New Moon May 2016 - Love Potion No. 9
This Moon is potent! Potentially wonderful, potentially risky... at any rate, deep and strong. This moon mixes milk, honey and something that feels like a strong detox cure that could knock you out if you are unprepared. It seems like black and white magic are both available in May... Choose wisely!!!
Let’s start with the milk & honey. Many of us have been through a lot in recent months, to put it mildly. Late April and early May brought some very intense moments, too. This New Moon has the power of putting balm on the wounds and offers a respite from that breathless, restless, tired-but-can’t-sleep feeling… It brings up some truly rare, magnificent and grounding energy. Although many might feel at long last how tired they really are...
The moon sits snugly tucked away in the middle of earthy, calm Taurus. Taurus moons have a quiet power, connected to the earth herself. Buddha is said to have found enlightenment under a full moon in Taurus. Strong spiritual possibilities and protection are available for sure… And a lot of grounding, soothing energy. Draw energy from rest, sunlight and fresh food. Time to photosynthesize ;)
Sense & Sensuality
Venus, ruler of Taurus, is strong in her home sign in Taurus too. There will be a content, sensuous, sensual and lovely energy around the next weeks. Expect some unexpected sweet human moments... A craving for solidity, both in objects and relationships, is in the air. We feel a real need for good quality, luxury, and having our needs met. We might have to adjust the balance of give and receive in relationships to measure up to our (new) quality standards. Expect some turbulences with how to expess your needs and/or deal with anger if dissatisfied. It's part of the process!
The New Moon happens in almost exact positive aspect to Pluto. That's a STRONG, deep and relentless energy. Collectively it gives access to power, transformation, and deep inner work for this month. Power however can also mean abuse of power, or saying high to the demons around the corner… White and Black magic are available. There will be temptations to go to the dark side, even for the people who think they are the good ones. But with Pluto there is no good and bad, there is just power...
The dark side looks cool for some people... If they don't love me, at least they fear me...! But that attitude is a dead end street. Look what happened to Anakin Skywalker ;) Yikes! Any abuse of power now will backfire sooner or later. Be aware of ego trips, an overblown sense of self and thinking you can afford to... XY. On the other hand, there are possibilities to meet powerful people and powerfully connect! As always with Pluto, if you use the power for something that serves the truth and general good, not your self-importance, you can move mountains..!
Floating down the Stream...
The good thing is, there is a lot of real generosity and abundance around in May. Financially you might get lucky, at least for a while. Jupiter goes direct on May 9th, ushering in a new and longer period of growth. Giving in to the need to relax and letting things flow to you more than pushing an agenda might bring real benefits to you. It's an art to know when to push, and when to pull. And when to do neither but still be wide awake and aware...
Breathe in - Breathe out. Breathe in...
Jupiter is very prominent all month. The cosmic benefactor is not only about abundance though - this word has become almost stale by now. Jupiter is also about balance and justice. This is all the more important as two planets who are traditionally considered the bad boys of the Zodiac are currently in his sign. Mars and Saturn are retrograde in for almost two months still. And Jupiter and Saturn are very much at odds with each other... this can dampen any new, aggressive ventures or expansions. Which might be good with all the retrogrades around..!! Think first, jump later. New starts might be difficult now. There might also be old financial problems popping up. It's a good time to even out old debts. Actually, this might be necessary to make real progress in later summer and fall.
Nets in the Deep
Retrograde Mars and Saturn form the karmic undercurrent this month. That deep, scarring, furrowing and unnerving energy is sometimes hard to bear. Together, this terrible tandem will dredge up everything you ever wanted to avoid. Anger, failure, fear/lack of structure, phobias and neurosis... It will be a fight whether to act (out) on them or not. But as this happens in Sagittarius, the Sign of Truth with a capital T, expect real revelations, too. We can expand in the deep but we need to be patient, good fishermen, throwing our nets in the depth of our own souls.
Sometimes it's wrong to be right...
One thing is sure as well: Our truths and beliefs will be challenged… and wanting to be right will be outright dangerous!! It could kill a budding romance, a friendship, a business deal... Beware of battles of ideology. We might notice that we sometimes take the right to treat people badly if they disagree with our most cherished beliefs. Or we may be on the receiving end of someone else's righteousness and get a feel of how bitter and really bad that tastes. Don't eat it, don't feed it!!
If you need more motivation for tolerance, consider the wars that are currently being fought for “beliefs”. Discussions about refugees, human rights, east/west, cultural differences, "the limits" of our "tolerance", but also the real, practical problems... all abound. It will be sometimes hard not to let these discussions get personal or distorted by fear/anger. With this caution though, please speak up if you feel like it. You definitly don't have to be a doormat and let people spout offensive beliefs. Just be aware of your own attitude. Go for the truth, not your opinion of how the truth should look like. Or how that person also has the wrong hairdo, aftershave, or class...
But now to something completely different...
Just imagine a plush hotel room at night. Stars twinkle through the curtain. A beauty in a silk negligee lounges on the bed. The phone rings. An old fashioned one. She picks it up. Who's there? It's your destiny honey... I've got your tickets... pack and meet me at the airport tomorrow morning ;) Something like this might happen this month: White magic. A person, circumstance, wisdom showing us the way to a new, amazing destination.
You don't have to be alarmed to miss the call. Whatever happens for sure will have a follow-up around the end of this month, and later this summer. Topics that come up will be rehashed and we’ll probably see a big change in the topic that hit us on the head around new moon time. It’s a “downloady” moon haha!! You’ll communicate a lot and get food for thought. The practical magic you receive will be one of the cornerstones for a new dream, a new destiny... Bon voyage!!