Horoscope for the Week: May 9, 2014

Michael O'Connor's horoscope for the week of May 9.

Tip of the Week:

The Solar Eclipse on April 28th has passed its first quarter turn on May 6th and is now pushing on towards full. Even the first turn will produce measurable results if that seed event is destined to produce important changes in your life. If so, outer circumstances are pressuring you to assume a decisive action mode. Yet, the fuller measure of the eclipse will reveal itself at the time of the Full Moon on May 14th.

Although the Moon does not harbour life, nor emit its own light, only reflecting that of the sun, it does contribute immensely to life on earth. It is presented as a fact by cosmologists that without the moon there would be no life on our planet. In this respect, it acts as something of a regulator at least. It is also a clear indication of the passage of time. And it literal and symbolic purpose and power goes far beyond these vital contributions as well.

In one’s Natal chart, the Moon represents one’s mother or the parent who expressed the maternal and ideally the nurturing role. So, whatever sign your Natal Moon is in generally describes how you perceived and experienced your mother in your formative childhood years. This fact is easily measured and demonstrated. The exact degree, the location of the moon in your chart and the aspects it makes to other planets describes the deeper story.

With Mother’s Day on Sunday May 11, we are drawn to pay special attention to mother. Generally, this implies our biological mother and doing so is natural, healthy and fulfilling. However, we can also direct our attention to mother in other ways. There is the principle of mother, of feminine, of nurturing and of all the miracle and mystery of the fact that life comes from life. By extension we can pay tribute as well to Mother Earth and Mother Nature.

Given the plight of our times regarding the environment and the delicate ecological balance of nature, which sustains all life on the planet, we are wise to honour mother in all her expressions and we are reminded of some of her majesty as expressed in the waxing and waning cycle of the moon. Happy Mother’s Day!


Aries (Mar 21 – Apr 20)

All being well your plans are laid and a promising momentum has been initiated. Now the pace is accelerating. There remain some delicate negotiations. The key is to exercise an open mind and aim to see things as others do. Commitment and resolve are good but stubborn butt headedness gets an E. Allow room for the unconventional for best results.


Taurus (Apr 20 – May 21)

You have entered new territory and in more ways than one. In the literal sense you are challenged to work harder. On the other hand innovation is percolating in the back of your mind. Intuitions to take an alternate approach are poking for attention. You continue to be busy on a variety of fronts. You are almost there. Persevere!


Gemini (May 21 – Jun 21)

Setting the stage for new experiences to come is on your radar. Learning new skills is important now, especially if you have not already been focused this way over the past couple of years. There is an element of ‘feel the fear and do it anyway’ lingering. This feeling is your friend. Concentrate to break through habitual perspectives to activate new directives.


Cancer (Jun 21 – Jul 22)

Making new friends and strengthening existing alliances continues. This requires a diplomatic yet alternative approach. Try something new. Shake-it up somehow and show yourself and others that your intentions are woven with creative intelligence and originality. Sometimes we have to get out of our own way. Now is one of those times.


Leo (Jul 22 – Aug 23)

Mixing business with pleasure is always satisfying when it works. Weaving arts and culture into an otherwise practical focus is likely now. A down flow of intuitions will be the result of this synthesis. Be open to receive and take note. You may feel the need to dig deeper these days to feel confident but you should be used to that by now.


Virgo (Aug 23 – Sep 22)

You are in the process of building upon a new vision. This is a call for strategic thinking. It includes deciphering who has the talents and resources you need. Avoidance and escapism will produce a double jeopardy now. Summon your internal captain archetype and bark a few orders if you must. And then be the good soldier that obeys the command.


Libra (Sep 22 – Oct 22)

Financial considerations remain a central theme. A steady flow of changes on relationship fronts is featured. Perhaps you have moved or are planning to. Whether literally or figuratively, now is the time to make some important changes. These require some measure of investment. It may be as much about having ample energy as it is about money.


Scorpio (Oct 22 – Nov 21)

Entering into new partnerships is on your mind. This includes research for practical and useable answers. You are hardly in a frivolous mood. Yet, the need to overcome inertia and apathy is a lingering challenge. At best you open to new ideas. Innovation is a key word. This is a call to blend perseverance with flexibility.


Sagittarius (Nov 21 – Dec 21)

Changes in your daily rhythm and routine are brewing. Ideally you are willing to try new things. Doing so is all part of the process of clearing the old to make way for the new. Yet, it is not just possessions that have served their time and worth it includes attitudes, self-concepts, perspectives and habitual approaches as well.


Capricorn (Dec 21 – Jan 19)

A creative focus directed towards home and family is likely now. You are in the mood to do something different. As your world expands socially, it may feel like time to match it in your personal life, to create healthy balance. Giving or receiving training and instruction is also implied. Direct any criticisms to ideas and not at people and keep it constructive.


Aquarius (Jan 19 – Feb 19)

You have arrived at a new juncture on your journey. Now you feel it is time to establish a more solid base. However, you may still have a few unexpected turns in the road to overcome. Uncertainty in certain respects has become the new norm. Yet, in the bigger picture you are likely advancing. Continue to find reason and opportunity to assert your authority through service.


Pisces (Feb 19 – Mar 20)

Many new ideas and perspectives are on your mind. With your ambitions running high, you are open to new input and are willing to do things differently. Taking creative risks is important now, however be careful not to overextend yourself. Brainstorm for new ideas that you can actually build upon. Enjoy the intellectual stimulation but aim to keep it practical.


Michael O’Connor




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