In April and on May 1 Earth Day was celebrated all over the earth, paying homage to Mother Earth who is giving us life and sustains us. It was a reminder to set our priorities straight and to stop keeping spoiling our own nest. It is not easy these days to live on planet earth.
In a time where you are bombarded with bad news of a possible government shutdown, furlongs, economical and political crisis every day through the media it is essential to find a way to balance your inner emotions in order to not slide down into depression and anxiety.
I personally feel the need to empower myself with an inner attitude which is empowering without ignoring what is. We are living in a time of major crisis in our political landscape all over the world, the poor are getting even poorer and the rich are getting richer. The dollar slides down the drain and more money is printed to stuff the holes. We are sitting on a volcano.
We Will Not Give Up
I have commented about the bigger astrological picture accompanying the current and coming state of affairs. Two outer planets have been moving into a new sign signaling significant transformation in the collective consciousness: Uranus into Aries and Neptune into his own sign Pisces. Also we are having 7 exact squares between Uranus and Pluto till 2015 with a rather explosive potential.
No doubt about it, the Aquarian age with its revolutions is here. We have not had many quiet revolutions happening on this planet. Most of the time revolution means bloodshed and tears for many. But there are exceptions! Remember- the Berlin Wall in Germany came down peacefully in November 1989. After 28 years of oppression that was a miracle. The time was just ripe and too many people were not willing to put up with the communist regiment in Eastern Germany any more. This is the power of the people!
Achieving an Ecological Consciousness
Raising your awareness for a responsible interaction with the environment and for the ecology is the subject of the month with the New Moon in Taurus and Full Moon in Scorpio.
When I talk about the power of us, the people, I mean the freedom to educate ourselves and to be willing to take serious steps to implement new ways of behavior. There are many things you can do. Your buying power is speaking the most direct language. Consider to put solar cells on your roof and contribute energy instead of just using it. There are many things you could do to make your point like buying organic produce, making your home green with energy saving measures, supporting Fair Trade, lowering your gas mileage with a car which is based in renewable Green technology and you will have a big impact.
Make the effort and recycle that is truly something you can do easily. Take a shopping bag with you into the store instead of using more plastic or paper bags. By throwing out less of the stuff you don’t need anymore but passing it on to somebody in need or just the next thrift store, power is in your hands.
After the nuclear catastrophe in Japan the German government was under so much public pressure they decided to get out of nuclear energy by 2020. The new technologies of earth, solar and wind energy will be developed enough to take over the needs of a highly industrialized country like Germany by 2020. A beneficial side effect is the boost the German economy will receive by exporting these techniques into other countries with German proficiency and know how.
New Moon in Taurus Ripens into the Full Moon in Scorpio
One of the universal laws is that you always reap what you have sown. If you put a sunflower seed into the ground you will get a sunflower and not a cucumber. It sounds simple and logical don’t you think?
Following the Lunar cycle will give you insight into what you have the chance to seed successfully with the New Moon and the awareness of how it turned out for you with the Full Moon. This month the New Moon brings your individual resources and financial situation into focus. Taurus is down to earth; practical minded and deeply connected with Mother Nature. Taurus loves beautiful things and experiences the world through his senses. He likes his comforts and needs to feel secure and safe.
The Full Moon in Scorpio wants the truth and is willing to prune and weed out accordingly. The Full Moon sheds light into what we started at the New Moon in Taurus. Both Taurus and Scorpio deal with money. Taurus is very personally motivated around that subject; Scorpio might deal more with other people’s money and earth resources.
You might want to consider investing in gold, a true financial safe haven as a way to combat inflation and make some money with your investment. We have been following the gold expert Sinclair for many years now and he has been right on with his gold predictions and info about the bigger economical picture.
Around the subject of money there is a high sensitivity because it is so tightly connected with our survival. Sometimes we forget that if we do what we truly love the money will follow. The seeds you put into the ground are your unique talents and gifts you can barter with. The big success stories of the world of people like Bill Gates, Tony Robbins or Mark Zuckerberg (Facebook) have been people who have been doing just that; they have been following their passion.
You want to get clear about your talents and passions and the universe will present coincidences to you to help you along your way.
Let us have a look at the specifics of this month:
• New Moon in Taurus May 2
• Mars enters Taurus May11
• Mercury and Venus follow into Taurus May 15
• Full Moon in Scorpio May 17
• Sun steps into Gemini May 21
• Venus and Mars conjunction May 23
• Sun Square to Neptune May 22
• Sun Square to Chiron May 26
Planets in Taurus
The Taurus energy is strong this month with the New Moon, Mars, Mercury and Venus stepping into this earthly sign. It is an invitation to reconnect with planet earth, to be grateful for the bounty we receive and celebrate the joys of having a body. Taurus, the settler evolves out of the sign of Aries, the pioneer. Taurus has the ability to substantiate with an eye to the practical application of ideas.
The lovers Mars and Venus are highly sensual and sexual beings in Taurus. The ancient ritual of Maypole dancing falls into the midpoint between spring and summer and signifies renewal and fertility, the union between the feminine and the masculine principles.
Sun Moves into Gemini
Towards the end of the month the Sun steps into the light hearted more mentally oriented energy of Gemini. Geminis are the butterflies in the zodiac, always moving on from one thought or idea to the next, always interested and eternally young in their mind. Because of that there is a youthful openness and interest in life available to you.
When the Sun squares Neptune you can be sidetracked by confusion or mental fog. Or you can take time allowing yourself to dream and just be. Smelling the roses, meditating under the stars, walking along the ocean or in the forest are all ways to slow down that monkey mind and relax into a higher state of consciousness.
Sun squaring Chiron sensitizes you to wounds and hurts in connection with your self-esteem and how you think others perceive you. Remember that only if you speak your inner truth and show up as an authentic person others can truly relate to you.
I hope you will have a wonderful month, aloha and many blessings, Shakti.
Shakti Carola Navran has been an evolutionary astrologer, published author and now columnist for the Maui Weekly newspaper. In her astrological practice she has been giving readings for people from all over the world for 33 years in person, through Skype or on the phone.
Her approach is with the perspective of Evolutionary Astrology which reads the psycho-dynamic information of your chart in the bigger frame of the evolution of your soul – your karma. It usually goes very deep and can give you a very significant perspective onto yourself and your life.