Island astrologer Arlan Wise shares her astrological forecasts with us each week on Mondays. This column is like a cosmic weather report. It is written for everyone based on the sign the moon is in that day and what the planets are doing. Don’t be confused by the signs. This is not like the usual Sun sign astrology columns you see. Go to www.arlanwise.com and click on How To Read this Column for a full explanation. To arrange a personal reading, phone her at 1-(508)-645-9292.
May brings relief from the tension of the past few months. Mars continues to move in retrograde motion until the evening of May 19. You are probably used to his sluggish energy by now. When he turns direct it will take some adjustment to be able to say I want to do this and then go out and be able to do it on the first try. You might pick up projects you laid aside or find that you need to stop putting your energy into a losing venture. Listen to your intuition. Mars has taught you how you need to refine your relationship skills and that it’s important to be aware of your temper. Mars turns direct at 9 degrees of Libra.
There is a short window for action between May 20 and June 7, the day Mercury begins his next retrograde cycle. Use this time well.
May seems to have an unusually large amount of days where the moon is VC all day. Pay attention and adjust your schedule to accommodate this.
Monday, May 12 – Moon VC Libra, enters Scorpio 9:07 pm. The moon is void all day. Leave your serious work until tomorrow and fill today with socializing, networking, and firming up your relationships. It’s a good day to redecorate. Put away the winter items and make your home and office bright and sunny. Buy some new artwork for your walls.
Tuesday, May 13 – Moon in Scorpio. You need to get the whole week’s work done in the next three days. You’ll do best if you tackle the assignments that interest you personally. You can go in depth on a topic and follow it through to the end. It’s a great day for planting, one of the best this month, so make time to do your gardening after work.
Wednesday, May 14 – Moon in Scorpio, VC 3:16 pm. Today’s full moon is called the Buddha moon. It is an auspicious day to meditate and sit in stillness. Jupiter and Chiron enhance this opportunity to find inner peace. Venus and Pluto combine and ask you to go deep inside and examine where your passions lie. You may need to rebel against the restrictions another is placing upon you.
Thursday, May 15 – Moon in Sagittarius. Even though you know you have to do tomorrow’s work today, you’ll feel restless and want to break out of your work routine. Your mind seeks stimulation and new encounters. You can awake to new possibilities and find new things and new people to love. Find a group to exercise with so you’ll get out to be more active.
Friday, May 16 – Moon VC Sagittarius. Save the important work for tomorrow when the energy for it is better and use today as your weekend play day, if you can. Get outside and take a long walk, or bike ride, or kayak. Do something athletic and fun. It’s a barren moon so avoid the garden.
Thursday, May 17 – Moon in Capricorn. Go back over what you did this past week and make any necessary corrections. Reorganize your schedule for next few months and take another look at all your lists of priorities. You can have conversations that will heal old wounds if you are honest with your words. Ask elderly friends for their wisdom on the situation.
Friday, May 18 – Moon in Capricorn. Today is a good day to think about and take steps towards your future. Give your career a boost with enthusiasm towards developing and growing it. There’s luck in the air if you make an effort to find it. You can meet, or contact, people who are beneficial for you. Plant root crops and bulbs on this earthy day.