May 2024: Discovering Our Place in "the Family of Things"

May 2024: Discovering Our Place in "the Family of Things"

May 2024Discovering Our Place in "the Family of Things"

Dear Agents of Evolution, 

With the most astrologically bonkers month of the year behind us, May is going to be a bit of a relief. The next few weeks promise to be less intense, but no less Change laden! The best news, though, is that May will be sprinkled with all sorts of delight found only on the earth plane. This is true no matter what your circumstances – idyllic or challenged – sensate fulfillment for "the soft animal of your body" is available to us all.

Even if you have read or heard this Mary Oliver masterpiece a thousand times, I invite you to hear it anew, as it carries a message for May 2024:

Wild Geese by Mary Oliver

You do not have to be good.

You do not have to walk on your knees

for a hundred miles through the desert repenting.

You only have to let the soft animal of your body

love what it loves.

Tell me about despair, yours, and I will tell you mine.

Meanwhile the world goes on.

Meanwhile the sun and the clear pebbles of the rain

are moving across the landscapes,

over the prairies and the deep trees,

the mountains and the rivers.

Meanwhile the wild geese, high in the clean blue air,

are heading home again.

Whoever you are, no matter how lonely,

the world offers itself to your imagination,

calls to you like the wild geese, harsh and exciting –

over and over announcing your place

in the family of things.


May Astro Weather Highlights

May 4

Mercury crosses the solar eclipse point

Revelations related to travel, the animal kingdom, and paths chosen

Keep your eyes and ears tuned to clues around recently chosen paths. The travel industry – especially aviation – may also experience some new scrutiny, restructuring, or negotiations.

A sweet "upaya" (remedial measure) to contribute to Light on the Path for all of us: protect the animals in your immediate web of relations, including the undomesticated ones. 


May 7

New Moon in Bharani

Getting honest with ourselves

This New Moon spells self-revelation. As with every New Moon, this one provides a perfect moment for introspection and course-setting. With Mercury in a slightly challenged position, the introspection might best be done through an artistic or imaginative approach, rather than a logical, rational one. Also, let your body and the Earth at least inform, if not wholly steer, your inquiry.

I will offer another set of insights on this New Moon on Instagram.


May 12

Sun conjunct Uranus

Brave new self

This day provides flashes of insight around identity. Who am I. Really. Honestly. Truly.What is the flavor you bring to the world, that only you can? Tune in on this day for the courage to burn off conditioning and connect with the part of you still being birthed.


May 18/19

Sun conjunct Jupiter

Venus conjunct Uranus

Mars conjunct Rahu

Brave new love

This promises to be big and bold. The lunar sign of Krittika is heavily featured so maybe we're discovering something about our metaphoric "fire," the digestion of food, the food supply, or the cooking of food. We're likely to go a little overboard with whatever we're doing given the extra confidence Jupiter will lend us.

"Explosions" are possible – on the material plane, and also, within us.

One possible "upaya" (remedial measure) for the less desirable effects of this cluster of transits: cook yourself a great meal and simultaneously provide a feast for your pets. Above all, observe the precept: "Safety first."


May 23

Full Moon in Anuradha, with Sun and Venus conjunct Jupiter

Honoring our Beloveds

Keep your loved ones close. Honor them. Cherish them. The love they stir in you is more precious than anything else in the world.

I will offer a more detailed summary of this Full Moon on Instagram.


May 25/26

Mars crosses the solar eclipse point

Full speed ahead

Pace yourself today in the way you pursue your goals, in the way you walk the path before you. This day offers great energy for forward momentum. Just make sure you are not overly gunning your engines. 


May 30

Mercury conjunct Uranus

Brave new thought

Startling, crisp, clear, sharp, unusual, unequivocal, unorthodox insights and communications. Rapid fire banter. The Mind worlds apart from The Body.

A.I. put to new uses.