The Astrology of May features Mercury, Chiron, Saturn and Uranus. A slow-moving Mercury, out of retrograde only on the 11th and recovering for the remainder of the month, indicates that this monthly time period will be a thoughtful one, when activities have indeterminate results and when reflective introspection provides rich rewards. This entire month is therefore a good time to journal and inwardly regard your situation, but not a great time to push the river.
Meanwhile Chiron, newly entered into Pisces, provides plenty of food for thought in its own right. Chiron, in the early degrees of Pisces, is also greatly enhanced by Pluto in Capricorn, forming a sextile, and also aspected by Uranus when it goes into Aires at the end of the month as Jupiter stands nearby. The sign of Pisces, ruled by Neptune, is intensely sensitive and even otherworldly. Chiron here indicates that we might keenly feel the lack of relevant meaning in some aspect of our spiritual lives and instead have to go our own way toward our own truth, heeding the beat of a distant drummer over the routinized rhythm of consensus thinking.
Saturn and Uranus are still nearly exactly opposite in the sky. Their opposition heralds an intensifying of the tyranny of polarity that we have come to expect in politics ever since November 2008 when they were exactly opposed for the first time. The push-pull that they symbolize of going forward versus staying back is intensified in our personal lives as well. Wherever we are concealing our inner dictator and our inner rebel, their fierce tug of war is likely to come to consciousness more readily over the next few weeks. We might need to find resolution in a third way that leaps between the horns of the dilemma. The opposition is emphasized by the New Moon of the 13th, the First Quarter Moon of the 20th, and then once again on the 30th, when Saturn stations. Uranus enters Aries on the 27th in a chime with the Full Moon on the same day. As it squaresPluto, Uranus's opposition with Saturn becomes a T-square. Saturn, in direct motion after the end of the month, is moving toward Libra again, which it will re-enter in June. When it does, there will be another exact hit of its opposition with Uranus, and this time in Cardinal signs.
The New Moon of May 13th is powerful because it sextilesJupiter in Pisces, while aspecting Saturn and Uranus, bringing their opposition once more into focus, as indicated above. This New Moon also makes a sesquiquadrate to Pluto, so that you will feel the transformational thrust of this powerhouse planet wherever the early degrees of Capricorn fall in your chart. The Full Moon of May 27th has the Sun in aspect to Pluto, and there could be a kind of completion that takes place at this time, one phase of many still to come as this climactic summer unfolds. The years of 2010, 2011 and 2012 will be progressive stages in a development so startling that we will not understand its full import until the months pass and we find ourselves in the midst of them.