Astrology Highlights ...MAY, 2016
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By

Tim Gunns
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Planetary Highlights —May, 2016— (All Times PDT)

Only major aspects (conjunction, 0°; sextile, 60°; square, 90°; trine, 120°; opposition, 180°) between the sun and planets are included here. All lunar aspects (other than full and new moons) have been omitted, hence there is not an entry for every day. Aspect patterns frequently overlap; where there are several major aspects occurring on the same day, synthesize their combined characteristics to determine the overall trend, then act accordingly. But remember...YOU make the final call! An aspect's influence can last from a day or two, in the case of Mercury, Venus, or Mars, to several weeks and even months when the slower-moving 'outer' planets are involved. Times given are when aspects peak. In addition, planets periodically appear to slow down, stop, then change their orbital direction, turning Retrograde or Direct; these periods of apparent motionlessness are called Stations and for a week or two either side of them, all themes associated with the planet are greatly emphasized.

1 Sun sextile Neptune
5:01am—Imagination is inspired, experiment with telepathy or lucid dreaming...try going to bed with the firm knowledge that you will receive an answer to a question in your dreams.

3 Sun trine Jupiter retrograde 12:58am—A desire to expand one's horizons could manifest; plan a trip; review outstanding legal affairs or pending lawsuits; a boost for educational studies and creative work...particularly when blended with intuition.

6 New Moon 12:29pm, at 15°41’ Taurus—Assess your need for material security...your "comfort zone"...how much or how little money or "stuff" do you actually need to feel comfortable? Buy new plants for your home; resolve to commune with nature more often.

7 Sun trine Pluto retrograde 6:00am—Events transpiring now could in some way transform your life; express your unique creative abilities through business or career activities...be enterprising.

9 Jupiter stations Direct 5:16am, at 13°15’ Virgo—Jupiter's resumption of "forward" motion could bring growth opportunities that can quickly propel one way beyond one's preconceived limitations...providing that one is aware enough to recognize the potential inherent in opportunities that may present themselves. Venus sextile Neptune 5:41am—Goddess energies proliferate; tune-in to the needs and feelings of loved ones; money may come as a result of inspired creativity. Sun conjunct Mercury retrograde 8:12am, at 19°25’Taurus—Get in touch with your thoughts and feelings about things that you value. Be alert to fleeting financial opportunities; reevaluate a current fiscal arrangement...if necessary, renegotiate terms. Review your motivations and intentions.

10 Venus trine Jupiter 12:00pm—Social activities could be particularly stimulating; financial and educational activities are supported; philanthropic or charitable activities satisfy.

12 Mercury retrograde trine Pluto retrograde 7:51pm—Improve efficiency wherever possible; will-power gets a boost...but don't get carried away while Mercury is still retrograde; A "fearlessr" attitude could quickly get you into hot water; favors constructive activity.

13 Mercury retrograde conjunct Venus 12:11pm, at 16°57’ Taurus—New business or partnership agreements and activities are favored; beautify your work place, add a plant or two; seek intellectual or cultural stimulation; get outdoors more...take a hike! Venus trine Pluto retrograde 7:18pm—Revitalize financial or business practices; seek greater harmony in all partnerships; an intense relationship could begin for some.

20 Sun enters Gemini 7:37am (till June 20)—With the sun in the realm of the mind, mental activity increases, and the thirst for knowledge and "fresh" input must be assuaged; begin a study program; become more aware of your everyday environment, and how you interact with it.

21 Full Moon 2:14pm, at 01°14’ Sagittarius—Think before you act, or speak your mind; make sure your communications and intentions are fully understood...especially by you! emotional and intellectual independence may be an issue now; this could be a time of relocation for some.

22 Sun opposition Mars retrograde 4:17am—Ego drives and motivating impulses are operating from unconscious levels now...be accountable for your actions! There could be a parting of the ways, after a heated exchange; on the other hand, much constructive progress can be made with creative endeavors if these dynamic energies can be properly harnessed and channeled. Mercury stations Direct 6:20am, at 14°20’ Taurus—Mental processes begin to accelerate; sudden bursts of inspired though should be recorded for later reference; move ahead with plans or projects now, but continue to refrain from making snap decisions, as the tendency is towards impatience; communications are now getting back on track.

24 Venus enters Gemini 2:45am (till June 17)—For the next month, emotions are subject to being cold-processed logically, via the mind, instead of percolating gently down to consciousness, filtered through one's feelings. There’s a greater willingness to travel in pursuit of pleasure and social activities; wit, charm and the gentle art of conversation are definitely "in". Venus opposition Mars retrograde 7:38pm—Extreme emotional reactions could be triggered simply by a thoughtless remark; avoid financial extravagance...the urge to splurge could quickly drain precious resources; sensuality is heightened; one's ability to cooperate with, or adapt to, the desires or wishes of another could be tested now.

26 Jupiter square Saturn retrograde 5:28am—It may seem especially difficult to make professional progress now. If you find yourself vacillating between optimism and caution now, you most assuredly won't be alone. The challenge here is to strike a balance between these two forces in order to maximize the considerable potential for achievement that is, nonetheless, available.

27 Mars retrograde enters Scorpio 6:51am (till August 2)—Intensification of emotions and desires; this is one of the best zodiacal positions for Mars but its highy-charged energies here need to be handled well, and channeled into positive, creative outlets; get plenty of exercise!

30 Mercury trine Pluto retrograde 8:05pm—Improve efficiency wherever possible; will-power gets a boost...but don't get carried away! A fearless attitude could quickly get you into hot water; favors constructive activity..

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EXPANDED FORECAST FOR MAY, 2016


Imagination is inspired and one's intuition sharp on May 1st, when the sun sextiles Neptune. Experiment with telepathy or lucid dreaming...try going to bed with the firm knowledge that you will receive an answer to a question in your dreams.

The sun trines Jupiter on the 3rd, when a desire to expand one's horizons could manifest. This is a good time to plan a trip, and to review outstanding legal affairs or pending lawsuits. This alignment also portends a boost for educational studies and creative work...particularly when blended with intuition.

May's new moon occurs on the 6th, in 16° Taurus, and is a time in which to assess your need for material security—your comfort zone. How much or how little money or stuff do you actually need to feel comfortable and secure?

The sun trines Pluto, now in retrograde, on the 7th, when events that transpire could in some way have a transformational effect your life. Express your unique creative abilities through business or career activities...be enterprising.

After four months in retrograde, giant Jupiter stations Direct later on May 9th, in 13°15’ Virgo. Jupiter’s resumption of forward motion through the zodiac could bring sudden growth opportunities that can quickly propel one way beyond one’s preconceived limitations.

When the sun conjuncts Mercury later on the 9th, in 20° Taurus, get in touch with your thoughts and feelings about things that inspire you. Be alert to fleeting financial opportunities. Reevaluate a current fiscal arrangement, and if necessary, renegotiate terms. Review your motivations and intentions.

Social activities could be particularly stimulating on the 10th, when Venus trines jovial Jupiter. Financial and educational activities are also supported now, while philanthropic or charitable activities could prove satisfying.

Improve efficiency wherever possible when Mercury trines Pluto on the 12th (and again on the 30th), a motivational transit that can give willpower a boost...but with Mercury still in retrograde don't get carried away. A "no fear" attitude could quickly get you into hot water.

New business or partnership agreements and activities are favored when Mercury conjuncts Venus on the 13th, in 17° Taurus. Beautify your work place, or add a plant or two. Seek intellectual or cultural stimulation. Get outdoors if you can...take a hike!

Revitalize your financial or business practices when Venus trines Pluto later on the 13th. Seek greater harmony in all partnerships. Indeed, an intense relationship could begin for some around this juncture.

The sun enters versatile Gemini early on May 20th (till June 20), increasing mental activity and one’s natural curiosity during the next thirty days. A thirst for knowledge and fresh input may need to be assuaged, making this an appropriate juncture in which to begin a new course of study, attend a workshop or seminar, or to simply get more connected to one’s immediate environment.

Think before you act or speak your mind when the full moon culminates on the 21st, in 02° Sagittarius, make sure your communications and intentions are fully understood, especially by you! Emotional or intellectual independence may become an issue. With Venus also opposing Saturn now, ensure that your interactions with others are beyond reproach. This could be a time of relocation for some.

There could be a parting of the ways after a heated exchange when the sun opposes Mars, currently in retrograde, on the 22nd. Ego drives and motivating impulses are operating from unconscious levels now, so be prepared to be held accountable for your actions!

After Mercury stations Direct later on the 22nd, in 15° Taurus, mental processes emerge from the recent fog and begin to accelerate. Any sudden bursts of inspired thought should be recorded for later reference. Move ahead with plans or projects now, but continue to refrain from making snap decisions, as there's a tendency towards impatience and impulsive behavior. Nonetheless, communications are now getting back on track.

Venus enters Gemini on the 24th, till June 17th, and for the next four weeks emotions are subject to being cold-processed logically, via the mind, instead of percolating gently down to one's conscious awareness, filtered through one's feelings. There’s a greater willingness to travel in pursuit of pleasure and social activities while Venus resides in the sign of curiosity, conversation, and inquiry, while wit, charm and the gentle art of conversation will be highly desirable now.

Venus opposes Mars later on the 24th, when extreme emotional reactions could be triggered simply by a thoughtless remark. Avoid financial extravagance, as .the urge to splurge could quickly drain precious resources. Sensuality is heightened now. One's ability to cooperate with, or adapt to, the desires or wishes of another could be tested.

Mars retrogrades back into Scorpio on May 27th (till Aug 2), intensifying emotions and desires. However, this is one of the best zodiacal positions for Mars but its highly-charged energies here need to be handled well, and channeled into positive, creative outlets; get plenty of exercise!

Jupiter forms a precise square to Saturn on the 28th, when it may seem especially difficult to make professional progress, or you may feel that your ambitions are being thwarted, either by a lack of opportunity or simply bad timing. If you find yourself vacillating between optimism and caution, you most assuredly won't be alone. While this is not an ideal influence under which to begin a new venture, it can be quite helpful if you are in a position to expand a current business, as you would be more likely to do so with a higher degree of caution. The challenge here is to strike a balance between these two forces in order to maximize the considerable potential for achievement that is, nonetheless, available. For Jupiter, when all is said and done, is still the planet most associated with good fortune.

Improve efficiency wherever possible when Mercury trines Pluto on the 30th.

Tim Gunns is an astrological writer and consultant with over 25 years experience, a conference coordinator and producer, new age market and speaker consultant to the entertainment industry, formerly program director of the Los Angeles Conscious Life Expo, and of the national Whole Life Expos, and co-producer of the 1st Los Angeles Sound Healing Conference in 2008. To help you to better understand yourself and those you closely interact with, Tim prepares personalized no-nonsense interpretations of Natal Horoscopes ($40), Future Forecast Transit Reports ($75 for 1 full year) and two kinds of Relationship Compatibility analyses ($45 each). Private consultations with Tim by phone may also be scheduled, which must be pre-paid and scheduled in advance. Send Name (as you'd like it to appear on the chart), Date of Birth, time (as close as possible), place of birth (city/country, etc.) for each person, and return address & phone# to: Tim Gunns, 110 Hilltop Drive, Waynesville, NC 28786, USA, or phone 828-452-7885 or email: tgearthstar@aol.com to schedule a Consultation. Payment can be made via Paypal to tgearthstar@aol.com

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