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This bulletin is designed to provide a packet of powerful information that will help you avoid or negotiate occurrences that are likely to arise as a result of difficult energetic conditions—which are predictable by astrologers.

The content here also gives guidance on maximizing the astrological climate so you can be more successful and happy. In a general sense, this is called “electional astrology.”

Some of the advice is simple to understand and adopt, such as the Lunar Void of Course information, or the Mercury Retrograde advice. Other points may take more reflection and imagination for you to utilize in a meaningful way.

All times in this Bulletin and on the AstroLAWger Calendar are Pacific Daylight Time (or Pacific Standard Time beginning 11/7/21 2:00 am).

How To Use This Month’s Bulletin

1. Observe The Big Picture Items. The chief astrological phenomena in May are:

a. Sun Enters Gemini (5/20/21 thru 6/20/21). While the Sun’s in Gemini, our curiosity intensifies and diversifies at the same time. Our minds are hungry and our wit and focus are sharp. This translates into a generally sociable demeanor, although we can appear scattered and detached at times when others seek deeper connections or emotional support from us. Our communication skills are high, but our tolerance level for things our minds find uninspiring is low. Two days prior to the Sun’s entering Gemini, harmonious aspects between the North Node, Venus (both in Gemini) and Chiron (in Aries) occur. These are positive indicators of personal healing, improved self-esteem and an evolution of our aesthetic and personal values. The day following the Sun’s entry in Gemini, the light God squares Jupiter in Pisces. This latter transit can be lucky and empowering, but it requires focus, moderation and restraint to counterbalance excessive ambition and self-defeating over-confidence.

b. Mercury Enters Gemini (5/3 – 7/11/21). Curiosity, nimble-mindedness, clarity, focus and open-ness are the principal fruits of this transit. Communication affairs of all kinds are enhanced now, and our mental abilities are super-charged. The negatives are that we can be scatter-brained, appear (or be) emotionally detached, or feel overwhelmed and indecisive about where and how to focus our formidable mental energies. When the onslaught of ideas and perceptions becomes too much, enjoy the stream of consciousness and write/record whatever has meaningful resonance. Execution and production can occur later—these matters are not especially strong now. See Mercury Retrograde in Gemini, below.

c. Venus Enters Gemini (5/8 – 6/2/21). Also this month, Venus enters Gemini, which typically means that our words and thoughts will be especially kind and loving and our aesthetics and ideas about values will intensify or be highly active. Gemini is intensely curious, and Venus is oriented towards things pleasurable; the sum of these two dynamics is an eagerness and open-ness to exploration of things we may find gratifying. It’s a highly sociable and romantic period, although we might appear emotionally detached or fickle. Also, take note of the complication inherent in the Mercury-Neptune square: flattery or expression can be over-the-top, misleading or flat-out false. Stay mindful.

d. Mercury Conjunct Venus (5/28/21). This lovely and auspicious transit is rewarding in so many ways it’s hard to describe concisely. Communication of all kinds is strongly supported, as are social and romantic interactions. Business, career and finance matters are boosted—including banking and investment matters. Marketing, sales, advertising and media projects are uplifted. Our artistic and creative faculties are heightened. Too bad it only lasts 2-3 days.

e. Jupiter Enters Pisces (5/13 – 7/28/21). The Great Benefic planet, the traditional ruler of Pisces, is in his comfort and power in spiritual, intuitive, imaginative and fantastical Pisces. Expansive, lucky Jupiter aka the “Great Teacher,” is the master of philosophy, religion and higher learning, but the coursework he provides us now is not a verbal, left-brained process. Piscean knowledge is heart-based, emotive and soulful. Meditation, prayer and other spiritual practices such as vision quests and alchemical pursuits are extraordinarily powerful for the next ten (10) weeks. Unity consciousness and atonement resonate strongly now. A cautionary note: Piscean fantasy (and sometimes delusion) blended with Jupiterian optimism can produce unrealistic expectations and inspire us to chase things unattainable. Use caution and discernment, don’t abandon all common sense.

f. Mercury Retrograde in Gemini (5/14 – 7/7/21). Typically, When Mercury retrogrades in Gemini, we’re primed to do stupendous work with our mental and communication faculties. It’s the work of reviewing, re-writing, re-creating, re-strategizing and revamping that yields great rewards. Be sure to read the Mercury Rx advice. This Mercury retrograde is complicated by a tense aspect to Neptune, which threatens to destabilize all things mental and verbal or promote deception and delusion. Fortunately, in early-middle May, Mercury forms a trine with pragmatic, no-nonsense Saturn that should counter some of the illusory and other ill effects of Neptune; that Saturnian aspect reactivates later in the month when Mercury is in proper retrograde motion. The astrological environment now is a heyday-for-hucksters. Stay clear-eyed for the next two (2) months!

g. Saturn Retrograde in Aquarius (5/23 – 10/10/21). Grounded, level-headed, non-nonsense Saturn, the traditional Ruler of fixed Air sign Aquarius, is a perfect complement to the Air sign. Whereas mental Aquarius is the inventor and humanitarian intent on bettering the future for all and creating positive, uplifting visions and innovations, Saturn is the down-to-Earth authority who knows the realities of what will be required, and isn’t shy about laying it all out. Planets are most powerful when they station—i.e., when they come to an apparent standstill, as Saturn does on May 23, at 13 degrees 31 minutes Aquarius. Expect blockages, impediments and/or disruptions that require restrategizing or reformulating our approach to achieving our objectives during this four and one-half month retrograde period. Saturn goes direct at 7 degrees Aquarius on October 11, 2021.

2.  Macro-Level Energies. If you want a broader perspective, take a look at this attachmen.

3. What’s On Your Plate This Month? Take note of these special purpose astro-dates on the AstroLAWger calendar—

  • Have any sensitive negotiations?
    • Recommended:  Venus Conjunct Black Moon Lilith In Taurus (5/1); Venus In Taurus Sextile Neptune In Pisces (5/2); Venus In Taurus Trine Pluto In Capricorn (5/6); Mercury Conjunct North; Node In Gemini (5/11); Sun In Taurus Trine Pluto In Capricorn (5/17); North Node In Gemini Sextile Chiron In Aries (5/18); Venus Conjunct North Node In Gemini (5/18); Venus In Gemini Trine Saturn In Aquarius (5/20); Mercury Conjunct Venus In Gemini (5/28)
    • NOT Recommended: Venus In Taurus Square Jupiter In Aquarius (5/8); Sun In Taurus Sextile Neptune In Pisces (5/12); Neptune In Pisces Sextile Black Moon Lilith In Taurus (5/13); Mercury In Gemini Square Neptune In Pisces (5/23); Venus In Gemini Square Neptune In Pisces (5/27)
    • MIXED Recommendations (USE CAUTION): Mars In Cancer Square Chiron In Aries (5/11); Mars In Cancer Trine Neptune In Pisces (5/30)
  • Have an important sales or marketing meeting or presentation to make?
    • Recommended:  Venus In Taurus Trine Pluto In Capricorn (5/6); Mercury Conjunct North Node In Gemini (5/11); Sun In Taurus Trine Pluto In Capricorn (5/17); North Node In Gemini Sextile Chiron In Aries (5/18); Venus Conjunct North Node In Gemini (5/18); Venus In Gemini Trine Saturn In Aquarius (5/20); Mercury Conjunct Venus In Gemini (5/28)
    • NOT Recommended: Venus In Taurus Square Jupiter In Aquarius (5/8); Neptune In Pisces Sextile Black Moon Lilith In Taurus (5/13); Mercury In Gemini Square Neptune In Pisces (5/23); Venus In Gemini Square Neptune In Pisces (5/27)
    • MIXED Recommendations (USE CAUTION): Mars In Cancer Square Chiron In Aries (5/11); Sun In Taurus Sextile Neptune In Pisces (5/12);
  • Engaging in important strategic planning?
    • Recommended: Mercury In Taurus Trine Pluto In Capricorn (5/2); Mercury Conjunct North Node In Gemini (5/11); Mercury In Gemini Trine Saturn In Aquarius (5/12); Sun In Taurus Trine Pluto In Capricorn (5/17); Mercury Conjunct Venus In Gemini (5/28)
    • NOT Recommended: Venus In Taurus Square Jupiter In Aquarius (5/8); Mercury In Gemini Square Neptune In Pisces (5/23); Venus In Gemini Square Neptune In Pisces (5/27)
    • MIXED Recommendations (USE CAUTION): Venus In Taurus Sextile Neptune In Pisces (5/2); Mercury In Taurus Square Jupiter In Aquarius (5/3); Sun In Taurus Sextile Neptune In Pisces (5/12); Sun In Gemini Square Jupiter In Pisces (5/21)
  • Starting a business?
    • Recommended: Mercury In Taurus Trine Pluto In Capricorn (5/2); Mercury Conjunct North Node In Gemini (5/11); Sun In Taurus Trine Pluto In Capricorn (5/17); Mercury Conjunct Venus In Gemini (5/28)
    • NOT Recommended: Sun In Taurus Sextile Neptune In Pisces (5/12); Mercury In Gemini Square Neptune In Pisces (5/23)
    • MIXED Recommendations (USE CAUTION):  Sun In Gemini Square Jupiter In Pisces (5/21)
  • Filing a lawsuit?
    • Recommended: Mercury In Taurus Trine Pluto In Capricorn (5/2); Mercury Conjunct North Node In Gemini (5/11); Sun In Taurus Trine Pluto In Capricorn (5/17)
    • NOT Recommended: Venus In Taurus Sextile Neptune In Pisces (5/2); Sun In Taurus Square Saturn In Aquarius (5/3); Sun In Taurus Sextile Neptune In Pisces (5/12); Neptune In Pisces Sextile Black Moon Lilith In Taurus (5/13); Mercury In Gemini Square Neptune In Pisces (5/23)
    • MIXED Recommendations (USE CAUTION): Sun In Gemini Square Jupiter In Pisces (5/21)
  • Dealing with regulators or authorities about sensitive matters?
    • Recommended: Mercury In Taurus Trine Pluto In Capricorn (5/2); Mercury Conjunct North Node In Gemini (5/11); Mercury In Gemini Trine Saturn In Aquarius (5/12); Sun In Taurus Trine Pluto In Capricorn (5/17); Venus In Gemini Trine Saturn In Aquarius (5/20); Mercury Conjunct Venus In Gemini (5/28)
    • NOT Recommended: Sun In Taurus Square Saturn In Aquarius (5/3); Mars In Cancer Sextile Uranus In Taurus (5/11); Sun In Taurus Sextile Neptune In Pisces (5/12); Neptune In Pisces Sextile Black Moon Lilith In Taurus (5/13); Venus In Gemini Square Neptune In Pisces (5/27)
    • MIXED Recommendations (USE CAUTION): Venus In Taurus Trine Pluto In Capricorn (5/6); Mars In Cancer Trine Neptune In Pisces (5/30)
  • Need help or advice from an expert or senior advisor?
    • Recommended: Mercury In Taurus Trine Pluto In Capricorn (5/2); Venus In Taurus Trine Pluto In Capricorn (5/6); Mercury In Gemini Trine Saturn In Aquarius (5/12); Sun In Taurus Trine Pluto In Capricorn (5/17); North Node In Gemini Sextile Chiron In Aries (5/18); Venus In Gemini Trine Saturn In Aquarius (5/20); Mercury Conjunct Venus In Gemini (5/28)
    • NOT Recommended: Sun In Taurus Square Saturn In Aquarius (5/3); Mars In Cancer Sextile Uranus In Taurus (5/11); Neptune In Pisces Sextile Black Moon Lilith In Taurus (5/13); Mercury In Gemini Square Neptune In Pisces (5/23); Venus In Gemini Square Neptune In Pisces (5/27)
    • MIXED Recommendations (USE CAUTION):
  • Proposing a radical new plan to someone?
    • Recommended: Mercury In Taurus Trine Pluto In Capricorn (5/2); Venus In Taurus Trine Pluto In Capricorn (5/6); Mercury Conjunct North Node In Gemini (5/11); Sun In Taurus Trine Pluto In Capricorn (5/17); Mercury Conjunct Venus In Gemini (5/28)
    • NOT Recommended: Mercury In Gemini Square Neptune In Pisces (5/23); Venus In Gemini Square Neptune In Pisces (5/27)
    • MIXED Recommendations (USE CAUTION): Venus In Taurus Sextile Neptune In Pisces (5/2); Mercury In Taurus Square Jupiter In Aquarius (5/3); Sun In Taurus Square Saturn In Aquarius (5/3); Neptune In Pisces Sextile Black Moon Lilith In Taurus (5/13); Sun In Gemini Square Jupiter In Pisces (5/21)
  • Need to strengthen bonds or develop a new relationship-dimension with someone key to your career, finances, money or business?
    • Recommended: Venus Conjunct Black Moon Lilith In Taurus (5/1); Mercury In Taurus Trine Pluto In Capricorn (5/2); Venus In Taurus Sextile Neptune In Pisces (5/2); Venus In Taurus Trine Pluto In Capricorn (5/6); Sun In Taurus Trine Pluto In Capricorn (5/17); Venus Conjunct North Node In Gemini (5/18); Venus In Gemini Trine Saturn In Aquarius (5/20); MERCURY CONJUNCT VENUS IN GEMINI (5/28)
    • NOT Recommended: Mars In Cancer Sextile Uranus In Taurus (5/11); Mercury In Gemini Square Neptune In Pisces (5/23); Venus In Gemini Square Neptune In Pisces (5/27)
    • MIXED Recommendations (USE CAUTION): Sun In Taurus Square Saturn In Aquarius (5/3); Mars In Cancer Square Chiron In Aries (5/11); Mars In Cancer Trine Neptune In Pisces (5/30)
  • Want to impress someone with your energy, optimism and confidence?
    • Recommended: Mercury Conjunct North Node In Gemini (5/11); Mercury In Gemini Trine Saturn In Aquarius (5/12); Sun In Taurus Trine Pluto In Capricorn (5/17); Venus Conjunct North Node In Gemini (5/18); Venus In Gemini Trine Saturn In Aquarius (5/20); Mercury Conjunct Venus In Gemini (5/28)
    • NOT Recommended: Sun In Taurus Square Saturn In Aquarius (5/3); Venus In Gemini Square Neptune In Pisces (5/27); Mars In Cancer Trine Neptune In Pisces (5/30)
    • MIXED Recommendations (USE CAUTION): Mercury In Taurus Square Jupiter In Aquarius (5/3); Neptune In Pisces Sextile Black Moon Lilith In Taurus (5/13); Sun In Gemini Square Jupiter In Pisces (5/21)
  • Have an employee, partner or personnel problem?
    • Recommended: Venus In Taurus Trine Pluto In Capricorn (5/6); Sun In Taurus Trine Pluto In Capricorn (5/17); North Node In Gemini Sextile Chiron In Aries (5/18); Venus Conjunct North Node In Gemini (5/18); Venus In Gemini Trine Saturn In Aquarius (5/20); Mercury Conjunct Venus In Gemini (5/28)
    • NOT Recommended: Mars In Cancer Sextile Uranus In Taurus (5/11); Neptune In Pisces Sextile Black Moon Lilith In Taurus (5/13); Mercury In Gemini Square Neptune In Pisces (5/23); Venus In Gemini Square Neptune In Pisces (5/27)
    • MIXED Recommendations (USE CAUTION): Venus In Taurus Sextile Neptune In Pisces (5/2); Mars In Cancer Trine Neptune In Pisces (5/30)
  • Have a project or venture focused on spirituality or metaphysics?
    • Recommended: Venus In Taurus Sextile Neptune In Pisces (5/2); Venus In Taurus Trine Pluto In Capricorn (5/6); Mercury In Gemini Sextile Chiron In Aries (5/10); Mars In Cancer Square Chiron In Aries (5/11); Sun In Taurus Sextile Neptune In Pisces (5/12); Mars In Cancer Trine Neptune In Pisces (5/30)
    • NOT Recommended:
    • MIXED Recommendations (USE CAUTION): Neptune In Pisces Sextile Black Moon Lilith In Taurus (5/13); Sun In Gemini Square Jupiter In Pisces (5/21); Mercury In Gemini Square Neptune In Pisces (5/23); Venus In Gemini Square Neptune In Pisces (5/27)
  • Have a project or venture focused on health & wellness?
    • Recommended: Mercury In Gemini Sextile Chiron In Aries (5/10); Mars In Cancer Square Chiron In Aries (5/11); Venus Conjunct North Node In Gemini (5/18); Mars In Cancer Trine Neptune In Pisces (5/30)
    • NOT Recommended:
    • MIXED Recommendations (USE CAUTION): Neptune In Pisces Sextile Black Moon Lilith In Taurus (5/13); Sun In Gemini Square Jupiter In Pisces (5/21); Mercury In Gemini Square Neptune In Pisces (5/23)
  • Planning a social engagement of some kind?
    • Recommended: Venus In Taurus Sextile Neptune In Pisces (5/2); Venus In Taurus Trine Pluto In Capricorn (5/6); Sun In Taurus Sextile Neptune In Pisces (5/12); Sun In Taurus Trine Pluto In Capricorn (5/17); Venus Conjunct North Node In Gemini (5/18); Venus In Gemini Trine Saturn In Aquarius (5/20); Mercury Conjunct Venus In Gemini (5/28)
    • NOT Recommended: Mercury In Gemini Square Neptune In Pisces (5/23); Venus In Gemini Square Neptune In Pisces (5/27)
    • MIXED Recommendations (USE CAUTION): Sun In Taurus Square Saturn In Aquarius (5/3); Sun In Gemini Square Jupiter In Pisces (5/21); Mars In Cancer Trine Neptune In Pisces (5/30)
  • Celebrating something?
    • Recommended: Venus In Taurus Sextile Neptune In Pisces (5/2); Sun In Taurus Trine Pluto In Capricorn (5/17); Venus Conjunct North Node In Gemini (5/18); Venus In Gemini Trine Saturn In Aquarius (5/20); Mercury Conjunct Venus In Gemini (5/28)
    • NOT Recommended: Sun In Taurus Square Saturn In Aquarius (5/3); Mercury In Gemini Square Neptune In Pisces (5/23); Venus In Gemini Square Neptune In Pisces (5/27)
    • MIXED Recommendations (USE CAUTION): Venus In Taurus Square Jupiter In Aquarius (5/8)

4. Take Note of May’s Aspect Menu. Many additional aspects and transits this month are noted on the AstroLawger calendar.

Capsule: The personal planets enter harmonious aspects with outer planets Saturn, Neptune and Pluto, and square off with both Jupiter and Neptune. The North Node is activated by Mercury and Venus, who both enter Gemini and make a lovely, rewarding conjunction. It’s a busy month for Black Moon Lilith, who conjuncts with the Sun and Venus in Taurus, and harmonizes with Neptune. The wounded healer Chiron is also stimulated positively by three planetary bodies, and squares Mars. This month lucky Jupiter enters Pisces, where he’s likely to bestow gifts and will generally favor business, career and finance, especially if they’re Piscean in nature.

Discussion

In May 2021, most planets are in direct motion, excluding Pluto (as of 4/27/21), Saturn (starting 5/23/21), and Mercury beginning (5/29/2021). The wind is still very much at our backs, particularly if we know how to use Mercury Retrograde constructively, and the potential for that is very high if we’re both diligent and vigilant about what we say and do, and in how we observe and react.

In April, we began to feel (and still feel) the thrust of forward energy generated by so many planets in direct motion. In May, this forward momentum changes in a couple respects: first, the underworld God of death, transformation, investigation, shamanism, rebirth and renewal (Pluto) slowly commences his deep-dive journey; second, a much shorter but perhaps more potent journey infuses itself into our thought and expression, when messenger God Mercury, who’s in his home sign, mutable airy Gemini, retrogrades. This complicated retrograde period is discussed above in parts 1.b, 1.c, and 1.f.

The Moon also has some special aspects in May. We’ll experience a very positive (and probably interesting, if not bizarre) New Moon in Taurus (5/11/21). The Moon is exalted in the sign of the Bull, so we can expect our emotions, instincts and powers of intuition to be strong and grounded. This occurs not far from Uranus, which suggests there will be surprises and stunning or novel events around the New Moon. A couple weeks later, we’ll see a Blood Moon Total Lunar Eclipse in Sagittarius (5/26/21), the sign that rules higher belief systems, foreign travel, philosophy and air transportation. Lunar eclipses frequently deliver epiphanies, disclosures and strong emotional dynamics or crises. Identifying which houses the Sun-Moon axis falls (on the eclipse date, 5/26) in your personal natal chart may provide clues about what to expect.

Last (as described above at part 1.e), mid-month the planet of luck, good fortune, and expansion enters mystical Pisces, a sign Jupiter traditionally ruled. This is a marvelously positive aspect for businesses, careers and projects that have strong spiritual, fantasy or imaginative elements. Happy circumstances, news and rewards are likely.

4. Use the AstroLawger Monthly Calendar.

Dates and precise times for most events and aspects discussed in this bulletin are entered into the AstroLawger calendar. Visit this page to gain access to the monthly calendars if you don’t yet have it.

5. Take Note of the Void of Course Moon. As always, this bulletin includes a table of the month’s Void of Course periods, below. Seven (7) of the thirteen Lunar VOC periods this month penetrate into business hours in the U.S. Check the AstroLAWger calendar and Lunar Void for guidance.

Remember, while the Moon is VOC—rest your A-Game. Avoid key actions and events during the time periods above if possible.

Lunar Void of Course

After the Moon completes its key aspects with all the planets in a given sign (in which the Moon is traversing), it is said to be “void of course” for the remainder of its passage in that sign. It’s messages al have been delivered, and it’s effectively discharged—until it enters the next sign. The Moon goes void of course about every 2 ½ days; usually the period only lasts a few hours but it can last more than a full day.

The simple advice is here is to avoid activities and communications of great importance or significance when the Moon is in this inactive period. This advice is similar to the recommended course of action/inaction for Mercury Retrograde. Efforts are likely to fail to produce the desired outcome during void of course periods.

LUNAR VOID OF COURSE TABLE

May 2021

All dates and times are Pacific Daylight Time (PDT).

         START DATE AND TIME                       END DATE AND TIME                            ENTERING SIGN

     

Su  5/2/2021 7:37 AM

Su 5/2/2021 12;31  PM

Aquarius

Tu 5/4/2021 5:05 AM

Tu 5/4/2021 7:09 PM

Pisces

Fri 5/7/2021 12:36 AM

Fri 5/7/2021 4:53 AM

Aries

Su 5/9/2021 3:49 PM

Su 5/9/2021 4:47 PM

Taurus

Wed 5/12/2021 5:23 AM

Wed 5/12/2021 6:43 AM

Gemini

Thur 5/13/2021 11:32 AM

Fri 5/14/2021 6:31 PM

Cancer

Su 5/16/20121 11:04 PM

Mo 5/17/2021 5:44 AM

Leo

Wed 5/19/2021 12:12 AM

Wed 5/19/2021 2:00 PM

Virgo

Fri  5/21/2021 4:47 AM

Fri  5/21/2021 6:36 PM

Libra

Sun 5/23/2021 8:59 AM

Sun 5/23/2021 8:01 PM

Scorpio

Tu 5/25/2021 3:00 AM

Tu 5/25/2021 7:40 PM

Sagittarius

Thu 5/27/2021 10:35 AM

Thu 5/27/2021 7:24 PM

Capricorn

Sat 5/29/2021  7:35 AM

Sat 5/29/2021  9:05 PM

Aquarius

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