By Lorna Bevan
Contributing Writer for Wake Up World
Last week Mercury was alchemised by Awakener Uranus just as Venus collided with Awakener Eris and aligned with Saturn/Pluto and the South Node of Fate. Mercury/Uranus brought revelation after revelation, hidden truth after hidden truth into the light of day whilst Venus/Eris/Pluto exposed issues of right and wrong politically, globally and collectively in what is just the start of a huge karmic re-balancing through to 2022 when the USA has its first ever Pluto Return since the constitution was founded.
This week on Wednesday May 15th Venus conjuncts Uranus in Taurus while Mercury opposes the Full Moon in Scorpio -expect some emotional and physical jolts. No more comfort zone, no hiding place, this is reality road. Keep in mind that this is a Year for Grace and Grit and for seeing things as they are, not as you want them to be; for going deeper not wider by switching off your addiction to more, new, bigger, better; for showing up + refusing to feel powerless.
Wesak Full Moon May 18 at 27° Scorpio
“I see and when the Eye is opened, all is light” – The Tibetan
Wesak – the Buddha’s Moon – is the most important spiritual High Festival of each year which always takes place at the Scorpio Full Moon. For those of us working the higher hidden frequencies, this period is one of rare opportunity. Taurus and Wesak mark the high-water mark of the spiritual year when humanity receives the light impulse directly from the Pleiades. The triangle of Buddha, Christ and Sanat Kumara are linked in sacred ritual. The anchoring process occurs via Taurus, the earth sign that is conducive to the descent of spirit or the Will aspect from the planetary crown chakra, Shamballa.
This year’s Full Moon is especially potent as dark feminine resurrection archetype Sedna is currently at 27 degrees Taurus conjunct the Sun and Caput Algol. Algol is our World 3rd Eye – a binary star, eclipsing itself every 3 days. This is a plutonic point of high intensity, volatility and deep emotional undercurrents. It brings an ability to heal through having walked through the dark of your own soul.
At the same time, a wonderful Grand Trine in Water between Moon/Node of Fate/Neptune and trines between Saturn/Pluto to Sun/Sedna/Mercury delivers intensely creative, accessible, applicable usable power.
The Chandra Symbol for the Wesak Full Moon at Scorpio 27
Three Blue Robin Eggs
“Holding inside you a complete future vision. Preserving and guarding a limitless awareness of what can be and of what shall be. You feel so strongly the impact of what you carry inside that each piece of it now becomes supercharged with meaning and archetypal power. Being in the early stages of something so vast and staggering that you are just about bowled over by future destiny. The personal Self of Now is cast into shadow, seeming trivial, a throwaway. But so transported by the resolve to go all the way this time that any sacrifice or difficulty is chalked up to necessary stages of rough process. And the inner mind holds its lodestar in view and simply cooks inside till it’s time to boil over”.
Aries Week Ahead Forecast: May 12-19, 2019
A week of change for you as an Arian as Venus exits your sign for another year and your personal ruler Mars crosses the lowest part of your chart for the first time in 2 years. Two areas of life are in the spotlight now: your home and your finances. Mars blows a blast of fresh air into how you live, where you live, who you live with, nudging you to upgrade, refresh, renovate or even move home. Family issues that have been swept under the carpet need an airing or they will continue to fester. As the Moon builds to Full towards the end of the week, a change in outer circumstances focus your mind on financial issues. The Scorpio Full Moon in your 8th House brings up hidden patterns. How are you managing your money flow? Are you in debt? Are you underestimating or undervaluing your skills? Scorpio rifles through the taboo topics of your life: money, attitude toward possessions, sexuality, your intimate relations.
Making the foundations of your life more secure.
Taurus Week Ahead Forecast: May 12-19, 2019
Last week and this week are bringing awakenings and insights of the highest order for you as Taurean. And keep in mind that this is not a flash in the pan but just the start of 7 years of radical personal transformation. Knowing this, pay close attention to what arises now -this is a foretaste of coming attractions. Your personal ruler Venus, fresh off a meeting with disruptor Eris, moves into your sign on Wednesday May 15th and is electrified by awakener Uranus. Your heart is opening wider than you ever thought possible and, since the heart knows what the heart wants, all those long forgotten passions, desires and dreams that you left by the wayside in order to to fit in, conform or for a quiet life, will no longer be silenced. You are starting to reclaim your essential self.
Gemini Week Ahead Forecast: May 12-19, 2019
After 7 weeks of firing on all cylinders and almost manic activity, it’s time to slow down, to rest, and to cut yourself some slack. Happily, action planet Mars exits your sign on Wednesday May 15th not to return for another two years and you’ll feel that inner pressure slacken off. Meanwhile the annual Full Moon in Scorpio on May 18th falls across you angle of retreat, releasing the valve on your stress levels. It’s time to make some choices about self-care that put you first. As someone who likes to be in the thick of it, you often forget that you’re a human being, not a human doing. Until May 22nd this is a time for fixing what can be fixed and letting everything else go. Find quiet ways of reviving your spirits, lifting your heart and reconnecting with your deepest self.
Avoiding burn out.
Cancer Week Ahead Forecast: May 12-19, 2019
As a Cancerian ruled by the Moon, you are an adept at sensing even the most subtle energy shifts almost before they arise. And all week as the Full Moon in Scorpio builds towards May 18th, opening a seismic window, your instincts and intuition are working overtime. On Wednesday, Mars returns to Cancer for the first time in two years, giving you an energy boost, a shot of adrenaline to look at aspects of your life you’ve been ignoring for far too long. So much of your time and energy has had to be invested in career issues that you’re in danger of losing sight of what really matters. The watery emotional Full Moon reminds you that your real soul food is friendship, close personal relationships, home and family. Reach out to those closest to you and strengthen the ties that bind you.
Coming from the heart.
Leo Week Ahead Forecast: May 12-19, 2019
The message from the planets couldn’t be clearer: “Wake up and smell the coffee!” With unpredictable awakener Uranus, Venus, Mercury plus the Sun electrifying the pinnacle of your chart, whatever you do out in the world to make a difference is under reconstruction. Just like everyone else, you want to be recognised and get paid for being yourself. The trouble is, it’s all too easy to be side-lined into work, a role, a career that promises you security and to leave your real dreams by the wayside. Over the next few years, you’ll be attempting to marry your essential self with a purpose that fires your imagination. This means making space for meaningful encounters with who you really are, wanting to leave a legacy no matter how small. Give yourself time and space-this is not a quick fix -and start by remembering childhood dreams and following the clues and threads that always tell you when you’re on track.
The journey homewards.
Virgo Week Ahead Forecast: May 12-19, 2019
May is always a month when you feel more at home in your own skin as the Sun is in fellow Earth sign of Taurus. This week, Venus, Uranus and Mercury intensify the evolutionary practical, creative energy in this part of you chart with the added bonus of a Full Moon. Your zone of expansive growth is ready for an extensive makeover. It’s time to expand beyond the familiar four walls of your comfort zone by deliberately shaking up your world view and your mental circuitry because your current maps are out of date. Your old ways of thinking are blocking your growth. Break up your routines, join a class, teach, mentor, travel, meet new people and watch what happens.
The quest for a bigger perspective.
Libra Week Ahead Forecast: May 12-19, 2019
You have a card up your sleeve this week which will give you the boost you need to make some long overdue changes. On Wednesday May 15th, Mars crosses the pinnacle of your chart for the first time in two years giving you the momentum to face up to nagging issues at work and in your career. Sunday’s Full Moon activates your angle of finances-specifically how you earn, attract and manage your income. It’s bringing to an end a period of frustration and opening your eyes to some radically different ways of adding to your bank account. First, you need to wipe the slate clean by tying up loose ends such as debt or overspending. Then, taking all your resources into account-your skills, experience and passions-brainstorm ideas to add to your income streams whist maintain your baseline financial security.
Remember to involve those close to you by getting their input and feedback.
Scorpio Week Ahead Forecast: May 12-19, 2019
It’s a week that has your name all over it. The only Full Moon in your sign this year builds to a crescendo on Sunday May 18th after a week of personal planetary shifts. Your personal ruler Mars returns to your 9th House of expansion for the first time in two years just as Venus enters your relationship zone to join unpredictable Uranus, Mercury and the Sun in shaking up issues of the heart. If you remember that the ball is in your partner’s court, there could be some magical developments. Equally, you could be on the receiving end of a Uranian lightning bolt which plunges you headlong into a new love affair or turns your hopes and dreams to cinders. Whatever happens, frame it as a master class in relationships and keep your heart open.
Listen, listen and listen some more.
Sagittarius Week Ahead Forecast: May 12-19, 2019
The good news is that some of the intense pressure you’ve been experiencing in the last couple of moths is gradually lessening. Time to pause for a moment and take on board how much you’ve been doing, initiating, managing and just how many balls you’ve been juggling. Of course, as permanently questing Sagittarian, you like to be in the centre of things trying to make reality live up to your dream, but you’re in danger of burnout. Happily, on Wednesday Mars exits your opposite sign where he has been increasing the inner and outer pressure and Sunday’s potent Full Moon in the most hidden part of your chart falls across you angle of retreat, releasing the valve on your stress levels. It’s time to make some choices about self-care that put you first. As someone who likes to be in the thick of it, you often forget that you’re a human being, not a human doing. This is a time for fixing what can be fixed and letting everything else go. For prioritising what really matters.
Self -care is not selfish-it’s essential.
Capricorn Week Ahead Forecast: May 12-19, 2019
As a Capricorn, May is turning out to be a welcome reprieve from some of the stress and pressure of the last few months .Not only have relentless change agents Pluto and Saturn turned backwards in your sign until the Autumn but with soothing Venus joining Uranus, Mercury and the Sun in your angle of pleasure, leisure and creativity and Mars firing up your relationship zone, your thoughts turn away from your to-do lists to what makes life worthwhile. Sunday’s potent Full Moon asks: how many ways can you find to enjoy yourself? Even work doesn’t have to be so serious if you rekindle your purpose and enthusiasm.
Cut yourself and everyone else some slack.
Aquarius Week Ahead Forecast: May 12-19, 2019
With the week building towards an emotional Scorpio Full Moon next Sunday May 18th, you feel a welcome sense of release from much of the inner and outer pressure you’ve been under. Not only that but with Venus, Uranus, Mercury and the Sun lighting up your angle of belonging, home, family and roots, the desire to create a welcoming and soothing sanctuary that reflects who you are now will be very strong. This is about more than how you live and where you live – it’s about digging down to your emotional taproot to remind yourself of what truly makes you feel happy, loved and secure. Then allow yourself to have it.
The next step is yours alone- do it for you.
Pisces Week Ahead Forecast: May 12-19, 2019
You will literally be in your watery element this week as Mars enters Cancer and the annual Scorpio Full Moon on Sunday makes a wonderfully helpful triangle with the Node of Fate and Neptune in Pisces. Not only that but with Venus, Uranus, Mercury and the Sun lighting up your 3rd House of connection and communication like a Christmas tree ,you have the potential for breakthroughs on several fronts. The key to it all is deliberately opening yourself up to bigger horizons, to new ideas and intriguing people. Take the risk to share your experience, wisdom and opinions with those closest to you, to strengthen emotional bonds and to expand your people landscape. And if your intuition is drawing you towards a new passion or way of self-expression, go for it. Whether you experiment with blogging, writing, photography, film or dancing, the real win is in connection.
Sometimes the bravest thing you can do is show up.
About Lorna Bevan M.A., MAPAI:
Variously described as a visioneer, a creative disruptor, a life guide and a change maker, my passion is to blend the tools of Visionary Astrology and Transformational Coaching to help you to connect with your inner world so that you can transform your outer world. Through my practice, Hare In the Moon, I combine the ancient art of astrology with the modern art of personal coaching to offer clients all over the world a unique mix consultations and coaching services. I work with clients around the world by phone and email, tailoring my Astrology Coaching to each unique individual or business I work with.
I’m a qualified Psychological Astrologer, Jungian Psychotherapist and Master NLP Coach, and I’m currently taking a Master’s Degree in Analytical Astrology. I’ve had a varied career as a Modern Languages Teacher, a Management Development Consultant, a Counselling Clinician at Personal Performance Consulting Worldwide, a Personal and Career Coach and Psychotherapist, and former Consultant Astrologer for The Sunday Times Magazine.
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