©Cucinell 2015

©Cucinell 2015

MAY 2016 Forecast- all times ET: 

The Taurus New Moon occurs on May 6 at 3:29 PM ET. The degree of the New Moon is 16° Taurus 41”.

There is a Sagittarius Full Moon at 1° Sagittarius 14” on May 21 at 5:14 PM ET. Read more on the daily post for the details of these Moons.

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The month begins with 5 retrograde planets, to highlight the need for introspection and measured decision-making. Mercury, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn and Pluto all have different meanings, but the retrogrades share some common factors: delays, reflection and the ability to really dig deep into that area of the psyche.

Jupiter does go direct on May 9— more about that on the daily post.

MERCURY RETROGRADE – Mercury is retrograde through May 22 in the sign of Taurus. This time, be especially mindful and careful with conversations about love and money.

MARS RETROGRADE Mars is retrograde throughout May in the sign of Sagittarius—it returns to Scorpio on May 27, depending on where you are in the world. More about Mars Retrograde 

Jupiter is in Virgo through early September 2016. Jupiter is the planet of good fortune and expansion. It finishes its retrograde cycle on May 9. When in direct motion, it is a far more auspicious time to start new ventures and investments. To read about this cycle, go to Jupiter

Saturn in Sagittarius: Saturn symbolizes discipline, responsibility, limits and fears in legal matters, higher education, travel and publishing. Saturn is retrograde through May 2016. If you want to know more or how this may affect you, go to Saturn 

Moon Void-of-Course: Because Saturn and the outer planets are in relatively low-degree of the signs through which they are traveling, we continue to have some very long void-of-course moon periods. This occurs when during the course of the moon’s movement through the 30 degrees of a sign, it passes the point where it no longer makes a geometric picture with any other planet — until the next sign. Since the moon symbolizes emotional attachment, the void-of-course creates a nebulous period for decisions. Often people do not care as much about the outcome; with can work in your favor or not, depending on the activity. For Moon VOC (void of course) Defined

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