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Astrology: Astro-Weather, Week of May 11-17, 2011
By Guy Spiro
Week of May 11-17, 2011
Wednesday, May 11—Last night’s moon void of course period ends at 8:57 this morning, when the moon enters Virgo. At that point, the energy will lift noticeably, and general moods tend to become more discerning and concerned with detail. Be aware of four major energies today. The first indicates a general shift in the uses of energy and power toward a more down-to-earth and productive mode. This is Mars entering Taurus, where it remains until it enters Gemini May 20. The second is high relationship, social and party energy. Make positive new beginnings in relationships, and try to focus on workday matters. This is energy more appropriate for a weekend. The third stimulates a great deal of activity in communication and transportation. Initiate projects of all kinds along these lines. The fourth is great for energetically engaging in spiritual practices of all kinds. Take a yoga class or something like that. This energy can also be used for fun and social activities, and that, of course, is what many will want to do with it. This will be a very high-energy day where much may be accomplished, but that will take focus as many will want to party.
Thursday, May 12—All of the high energies from yesterday, especially the fourth, will remain very much with us through today. Reread yesterday’s forecast, and make good use of it, both practically and for fun. Be aware of two more major energies. The first is a repeat of yesterday’s second energy. This is again very positive for new beginnings in relationships. Make a positive gesture in an appropriate situation, and it may well be reciprocated. Do try to be sure of appropriateness, however. The second energy is of the cautionary persuasion, not in one of its more potent forms, but deal carefully with it anyway. This energy sheds light on things normally kept hidden and beneath the surface. Guard your secrets, and observe as others’ secrets are exposed. Also, be wary in your dealings with authority, which may be having problems of its own that you may or may not be aware of and are likely not your business. Don’t get caught up in things that don’t really concern you, and stay out of regime change scenarios that you have no power to affect. Minor energies are of little help through most of the day, and good choices will be important. Moods will become much more positive through the evening and into the late night, but be aware that the moon will be void of course from 9:50 through much of tomorrow morning.
Friday, May 13—Last night’s moon void of course period runs through much of this morning and ends at 10:55, when the moon enters Libra. At that point, the energy will lift very noticeably, and general moods tend to become more concerned with balance, beauty and fairness. High energy from the past two days will tend to linger through today. Reread and apply carefully, both the positive and especially the cautionary, which, unfortunately, will be the stronger of the two. Another major energy to be aware of today is also cautionary. This energy brings out the space cases, who will be more active than usual. Watch for the inebriated and otherwise out-of-it. Also, be very careful around water, hot and caustic liquids and gases, and explosive materials and situations. This is not one of the stronger forms of this energy, and most people will not be caught up in the worst of it. But take it seriously, and don’t be among those who do fall prey to it. Minor energies are of no help, and good choices will be needed throughout the day. This will be an active social Friday night, but deal carefully with it.
Saturday, May 14—Late Friday-night social scenes will be highly energized into today’s predawn, but party people will want to be more careful than usual. Yesterday’s cautionary energies will remain with us through today. Reread and apply the warnings carefully. Another major energy running through today is a repeat of Thursday’s second energy, the cautionary one. Reread and apply those warnings carefully as well. This is, again, not the most potent form of this energy, but take it seriously all the same. Minor energies are once again of little to no help, and good choices will be very important throughout the day. This will be a high-energy social Saturday night, especially with tomorrow’s positive energy coming into focus, but do be thoughtful and aware in your dealing with others.
Sunday, May 15—Late Saturday-night social scenes will be highly energized well into today’s predawn, and for the diehards, become more positive the later it gets. Be aware of a short moon void of course period this morning from 11:01 until 11:31, when the moon enters Scorpio. At that point, the energy will shift, and general moods tend to become more intense and passionate. The high cautionary energy from yesterday will remain with us through today. Continue to be careful with your secrets and any dealings with authority. Be aware of four more major energies. The first is great for any kind of fun, unusual and stimulating activity one may be attracted to. It is also very good for anything involving the use of energy, power, science, technology and magic. The second indicates a general shift in relationship and social energy toward a more down-to-earth and concerned-with-enjoyment mode. This is Venus entering one of its own signs, Taurus, where it remains until June 9, when it enters Gemini. The third indicates a general shift in thinking and communication patterns toward a more down-to-earth and practical mode. This is Mercury, also entering Taurus, where it remains until June 2, when it enters one of its own signs, Gemini. The fourth is very good for communication and making positive new beginnings in relationships. Make a positive gesture.
Monday, May 16—High positive energy from yesterday will remain with us through today. Make good use of it. Be aware of six more major energies. The first is great for meditation, prayer or any other spiritual practice. Be open to the intuitive process, and listen for the still small voice. The second is very good for taking relationships and artistic matters to more spiritual places. It is also very positive for social activities, and this is what many will be inclined to use it for. The third stimulates a great deal of activity in communication and transportation. Initiate projects of all kinds along these lines. The fourth is the potential fly in the ointment, and you will want to deal carefully with authority. Also, watch for feelings of restriction, frustration and lack. Foolish acting out on this can not only spoil all the positive energy, but can lead to harsher and longer-lasting consequences than at other times. The fifth is related to the fourth, but is much more positive. This is go-for-it energy that can be put to any good use, but remain aware of the caution and don’t get carried away or out of line if things don’t seem to be going your way. You will notice energy levels rising throughout the day, as the sixth major energy, tomorrow morning’s full moon, comes into focus. Remember that full moons tend to inflate and exaggerate anything that is going on.
Tuesday, May 17—Today is full-moon day, exact at 6:08 this morning. Remember that full moons are always high energy and deserve to be approached with respect. This particular full moon has some very positive energy connected to it, but also some cautionary. Reread yesterday and apply all of that high energy through today and tomorrow. Also, remember that there was the tricky energy surrounding the new moon back around the third, and that was when the seeds were sown for this period. Did you make the right choices then? Another major energy coming into focus through today can be very good for communication and transportation, especially where electricity and electronic media are involved. It is also very positive for activities concerning science, technology and magic. Be aware of and work around the moon void of course period that runs from 6:08 this morning until 12:23 this afternoon, when the moon enters Sagittarius. At that point, the energy will lift very noticeably, general moods tend to become more expansive and open to a wider range of ideas, and the full moon energy will recover its intensity. Minor energies are mixed, at best, through the day, and good choices will be needed.
Guy Spiro, editor of the Monthly Aspectarian magazine and Astro-Weather (lightworks.com), has been a professional astrologer, astrology teacher and Tarot reader for 30 years. Visit http://www.guyspiro.com/Untitled-5.html for more information. The monthly Astro-Weather overview is available online at rockrivertimes.com.
From the May 11-17, 2011 issue