Take Advantage of Great Aspects for New Starts in May 2011

by Madeline Gerwick

Madeline Gerwick AstrologerFirst of all, what a week with the President announcing the death of Osama bin Laden on Sunday night May 1, right before Monday night’s New Moon! With that announcement occurring during the dark of the Moon, you can be sure there’s something hidden that we’re not being told. We’ll see what comes out later about this. Remember that secrets cannot be kept for long any more. It will come out.

Next, we have a particularly great set of cycles to plant new seeds for prosperity! This is a major conjunction between Mercury, Venus and Jupiter in the sign of Aries. These cycles are already in range. They peak on May 11th and stay in range through May 15th. This set of cycles is especially great for announcing new books, workshops, articles, conferences, seminars, or classes. It’s also terrific for introducing new products or services or starting new projects related to health care, legal matters, international issues, publishing, and education. In addition, it’s great for anything entrepreneurial or physical. So have at it! Take the time to plant some prosperity seeds now. Do whatever will bring you the most reward downstream.

In addition, on May 11th, new ideas and money are joining forces, while there are opportunities to take practical and inspired actions. This is Mercury, Venus and Jupiter conjunct in Aries, while Mars in Taurus sextiles Neptune in Pisces. New solutions to old challenges are likely to present themselves at this time or in the weeks just prior. The practical, inspired actions period is in range from May 7th through May 15th. On a more personal note, the energies through May 14th are very strong for physical activities. For example, it would be a good time to run a race, take a hike or bicycle trip.

While that’s going on, we have another cycle that's just getting started. This one is Mars trine Pluto, and it’s associated with transforming our motivations. In essence the reasons we take a particular action are changing. And along with our motivations changing, our actions are changing as well. With both these planets in Earth signs, we may become more aware of how our actions impact the Earth and how those impacts to the Earth are coming full circle back to us with challenges. This cycle is also associated with a lot of physical energy, including sexual energy, which can be intense. Get some extra exercise if at all possible and it will be easier  to handle these energies. Mars trine Pluto comes into range on May 11th, peaks on May 20th and stays in range through May 29th.

Next, beginning May 1st, we’re in range of eclipse events from the upcoming June 1st Solar Eclipse. The eclipse energy is expansive, but that expansion also has the energies of loss, aggravation, or inhibition as part of the expansion. It also has a secondary meaning related to rising above limitations and social conditioning or standing up for yourself. If your chart or your company’s chart has planets or personal points between 7 – 15 degrees of Gemini or Sagittarius, then you will be impacted by this eclipse. So heads up! Eclipse events can occur as early as 30 days before or up to 30 days after the actual eclipse.

Next, we’re now revisiting a cycle we encountered last summer. Saturn square Pluto is back in range and this cycle is related to the transformation of structures, processes, businesses and governments. This is particularly true for those structures, processes and businesses which no longer serve us or  our organizations. You probably know some of the structures or processes that need to be changed and they may relate to situations that need to be rebalanced. This cycle can also include changes to Earth structures. This cycle will not peak again, but it stays in range through July 31st. I find it interesting that the World Trade Towers came down under the cycle of Saturn opposite Pluto and Osama bin Laden was killed under Saturn square Pluto.

Next, this is a reminder that we still have the cycle of Chiron sextile Pluto, which is an excellent opportunity to heal emotional wounds and traumas. We have some very effective and efficient methods to do this now, such as Emotional Freedom and Healing releases, which can gently and easily release emotional issues out of the physical and emotional bodies while bypassing the mind. While Chiron sextiles Pluto, we also have the opportunity to heal the Earth and the oceans. Look for opportunities to do this. This can be done using prayer, energy work, or energy tools. I encourage you to choose your method! This cycle will stay in range until September 19th, but it returns again next year.

I also want to remind you of another long cycle that’s with us temporarily in 2011, which is Neptune in Pisces. The last time Neptune entered its home sign of Pisces was in February 1848. This cycle will likely coincide with higher gasoline and oil prices, especially in June. It’s also likely to coincide with higher interest rates and probably inflation, which is also more likely in June. The good news about this cycle is that it can bring higher levels of compassion to everyone and help us raise our vibration or energy to match the higher frequencies of the planet. So Neptune in the sign of Pisces until August 4th could help us prepare for the Ascension of the planet into a higher vibration of consciousness. The downside of Neptune in Pisces is that it’s the master of illusion and deception. So look closely at the news you’re given and be careful what you believe.

Lastly, remember that we’re in a major earth changes cycle which will last for the next eight years. This is the cycle of Uranus square Pluto, which is associated with major Earth changes, among other things. Remember that no matter where you live, we all need to prepare for major power outages, potential major earth changes, including earthquakes, tsunamis, hurricanes, tornadoes, fires, riots, asteroids, and any unexpected disruption you can think of this year. Remember too, that this cycle is associated with revolutionary energies. We’re watching this in the Middle East, in Wisconsin, and plenty of places around the world. You may be watching this at work or in your own community too. Those of you who were born in the mid-1960s came to the planet to be social change-makers and it’s time for you to step forward and do your work now.

Contact Madeline to learn about your personal Good Timing Forecast.