Robert of Mayflower’s News and Views for May 2011

Mayflower Bookshop, 2645 W. 12 Mile, Berkley Mi. 48072
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April 27th Venus squares Pluto making for global weather weirdness and mass suffering, storm, flood, twisters, cold then hot. Also frustrated erotic urges, stressful intense love urges and pressures, and feelings of ‘not enough’. A very powerful aspect for Compassion, or lack of it. In depth intensity when it comes to research, love, and gardening. April 30th Venus opposes Saturn, making for serious love reality checks, practical considerations, and yogic discipline; otherwise, last of weirdness for awhile i hope. Tough ending to April showers welcoming May flowers. Mayflower Bookshop opened in May!

With the Venus/Saturn aspect in the sky, if the Royal Wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton lasts for more than a year and a half, it may last forever.

May 1st, Mars/Moon conjunct Jupiter makes for strong thrusts of power and fun. This is a good month to continue the re-invention of self, home, friendship, and yes, the automobile. Avoid being over aggressive. Take heed to the wisdom ‘everything in balance’; and that ‘too much of a good thing’ may spoil things, making one ill, or out of balance. Strong winds of change, as well as progress. Learning to be a good sport. Avoid rage and racing velocity tactics. Many new initiatives. Strong determination, will power, use of force, vigorous initiatives, assertive push and drive. Impatience and excessive force may ‘back-fire’ on one’s plans. Fire Signs Leo, Sag, Aries, along with Gemini and Aquarius favored with lucky associations and encounters at this time. (big parties and social events night of April 30th into Sunday, and really for next 3 weeks).

“Invest in inflation, its the only thing going up.” -Will Rogers

May 3rd, New moon in Taurus with Saturn in Libra opposing 5 planets in Aries, more or less T-Squared by Pluto makes for Strong tension of opposites with both sides feeling left out or in want. Financial and ego Inflation in many quarters, deflation in others. Pluto continues to give heed to need for ecological sanity when it comes to clean water and air, quality of food. Cooler and hotter in different areas of country and world. Extremes in the weather continue. Look to May for continued progress in resolving economy, war zones, and long term investments; possible great international political resolutions and solutions at this time (month of May). Neptune near Ascendent in New Moon Washington DC chart, and on MC in Full Moon chart portends of much international intrigue, idealism, propaganda, hollywood antics, and perhaps illusions and magic tricks. Although perhaps good for movie making and hollywood productions, Neptune is also associated with feelings of alienation, depression, escapism, and living a life of lies, illusion or maya; as well as crazy outer space and oceanic events, UFO Sightings, Virgin Mary and Elvis sightings on increase. Neptune good for pretending, playing, fantasy, and all creative arts, magic, mystery, and high romance, compassion and idealism, nature and gardens, color). The higher side of Neptune is the archetype of the Mother, Compassion for all who suffer, humanitarian ideals and workings, as well as international trade. This aspect with Saturn in Libra good for working agreements, but also for procrastination and delays.

“Only Robinson Crusoe had everything done by Friday.” -Anon

May 9th thru to the 11th, Mercury/Venus/Jupiter conjunct, with Mercury/Venus diving into Taurus on 15th and conjuncting again on 16th into Full Moon on 17th Making for a joyous good loving, highly sensuous, time. Late Aries, Leo, Sagittarius especially favored at this time, but also all late cardinal signs Capricorn, Libra, Cancer signs. All signs influenced in some way. Many a lucky adventure and romantic ideal may be reached at this time. Spring fever will be in full blast, Persephone (the Goddess of Spring) is back. This should prove a favorable time for making fun, gardens, money and friends. One’s inner ideals wish to be proved, demonstrated, manifested, and outwardly expressed and portrayed in the everyday world with others. Many proposals of marriage or business proposals this month. Strong bursts of warmth and love during these times. Crazy weather days (or extremes, vicissitudes) include May 7th, 11th, 13th, 14th, 19th, 20th, 22nd, 24th, 27th.

“After all these years, I see that I was mistaken about Eve in the beginning; it is better to live outside the Garden with her than inside it without her.” Mark Twain, ‘Adam’s Diary’

4. Full Moon in Scorpio on 17th at 7:09 am EST is on Enya’s birthday. Weekend of 14th/15th, 16th (and few days and nights previous) should prove sensuously and socially engaging. Moon going out of Scorpio into Sagittarius on 17th at 1:22 PM should snap the intellect back on track for more future planning. Full Moon may bring serious shifts in awareness with strong need for purity of motivation and deed, or need for purification or regenerating direction, otherwise negative karma outcome. All this is leading up to…
5. May 20th, Mars/Mercury trine Pluto followed by May 21 Venus trine Pluto with Sun entering tropical sign of Gemini. Strong push for what is desired. Tendency to tell a greater truth, give ultimatums, release greater or new facts or news, secrets revealed, proposal for futures. Wanting to prove oneself in both spirit and practical manifestation.
6. May 23rd Venus conjunct Mars brings to a climax this unusual month for loving kindness, good friendship, feelings of being connected, and many a peculiar visit of the mythological (though oft not logical) Eros. This aspect makes for some serious love encounters and passionate romance. On the other hand, the opposite can take place and one fights like dog and cat, bark and scratch, sparks and clash. Avoid heated debates or arguments. Good for fun engaging if not to rough or feisty.
7. Memorial Day weekend captures the last of this most ‘love-friendly’ month of strong emotional urges to unite, marry, win over, romance, marriage, and motherhood with Moon conjunct Mars/Venus on 30th. Spring summer has begun!

“There is no class so pitiably wretched as that which possesses money and nothing else.” -Carnegie

8. The Solar New Moon Eclipse June 1st followed by the Lunar Eclipse June 15th will snap us back into reality concerns and bottom line and curves life offers. With Jupiter sex tiling Neptune on june 8th, the dreamers, artists, and magician/musicians will push through to the middle of the month ‘lunar eclipse’; when then, the seriousness of 2012 and the end of the Mayan Calendar again appears to have some reality bites. With Jupiter going into Taurus, the coming year will prosper and help further the aims of the Earth signs Capricorn, Taurus, Virgo, as well as Cancer and Pisces signs. Jupiter in Taurus this coming May, will indicate an upturn in the price of real estate, homes. Inflation of assets and the devaluing of the dollar, may at this time, find sound balance with other currencies. At least, that is my hope. June will either find new checks and balances, solutions and resolutions; or, at the other extreme, a bit of a financial (dollar and real estate) crisis round the June 15th eclipse. Break through or breaking down?
“Heroism breaks its heart, and idealism its back, on the intransigence of the credulous and the mediocre, manipulated by the cynical and the corrupt.” -Christopher Hitchens

“When you understand all about the sun and all about the atmosphere and all about the rotation of the earth, you may still miss the radiance of the sunset. There is no substitute for the direct perception (kuan) of the concrete achievement of a thing in its actuality.” -Whitehead, Science and the Modern World

Robert Thibodeau
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