One of the main themes of 2019 is grounding: we begin to give form to the many discoveries and new insights of the past years. Neptune’s two years in Gate 63, Doubt, have instigated us to doubt existing ways of seeing the world and our society, which have begun to dissolve (a Neptunian quality – Neptune is the planet of the oceans, also of mystical, feminine truth, which is beyond the reach of the rational mind). Some people have reacted by a pull back to old, patriarchal structures, while others are ready to try out new ways.
May favors the initiation of new projects, in which the masculine serves the feminine, with a touch of romantic idealism – we want to bring a noble dream down to the earth – and some moments of checking if our direction is still in tune with our vision and then to realign it if needed.
The bigger planets give us the direction, while their connections with the personal planets aid in materializing it.
Saturn, moving with the South Node in Gate 54 all month, gives drive and grounding to our ambitions. At the same time it keeps an eye on the clarity of our motivation: if we try to implement shortcuts to success by proposing questionable deals, we may find obstacles on our path. Saturn teaches trough experience. On the other hand, if we stay tuned to our original inspiration, Saturn can help to apply gifts we are born with, the domain of the South Node, to the present situation.
Pluto in Gate 61, Inner Truth, is the guardian of our sincerity in this period, and Channel 24-61 gives us the opportunity to align ourselves again with our inner reality, our original vision. This Channel happens several times this month:
- – 28 April to 3 May with the Sun – a good time to stand up for your truth
- – 11 to 13 May with Mercury – clarify your words and thoughts
- – 22 to 25 May with Venus – let your feelings be inspired by your highest intuitive knowing.
These are good days for moments of introspection, and then to go out with refreshed energy.
Neptune is in Gate 22, the place of grace. It gives a natural inclination to make the world more beautiful, to treat each other graciously. This gate is deeply emotional; when we let ourselves be emotionally provoked, grace can easily turn into disgrace. People who have this gate in their Chart know it well! The key is to take responsibility for our feelings, and when we slip up to forgive ourselves, as well as ask forgiveness from the people we have reacted to. We are all human, after all.
From 5 to 12 May Mars forms Channel 12-22 with Neptune. It is an opportunity for the masculine to be in love with the feminine principle, or to see it in the person who you love. Life is a romance with the divine, it is beautiful to express that in the world (Channel 12-22 connects the Emotions with the Throat Center, where we manifest).
In the last third of the month we can make dreams come true. First, from 21 to 26 May, the Sun and Earth activate the Channel of Charisma (20-34), connecting our life energy with the Throat. This makes us very active – the 20-34 is also called the Channel of being busy -, but we can get so involved in doing things that we forget why we are doing them! Remember the 24-61 connection between Venus and Pluto, which happens simultaneously? Our heart knows what is really true for us, it instantly responds when those notions come into our mind. Some people feel joy, or expansion of their heart, others have tears in their eyes, or just become silently present. Whatever it is for you, this is the guidance for action. From time to time, take a pause for your inner world. It will serve you well.
Then, from 27-30 May, the Earth joins forces with Mars in Channel 9-52, Concentration, which can get anything done as long as we focus our energy. Its message is that making a dream come true goes one step at a time. There is nothing wrong with planning for a miracle!