May 2017

Times are set in EDT. V/C means the moon is void of course and it is in between signs. It is not the best time to make plans because they rarely turn out as planned.


Monday May 1st 2017: Moon v/c at 4:23pm. Blessed Beltane/May Day.

Tuesday May 2nd: Moon enters Leo at 12:12am. Second quarter of the moon cycle begins at 10:47pm. 

Wed May 3rd: Mercury goes direct at 12:33pm. 

Thurs May 4th: Moon v/c at 12:35am. Moon enters Virgo at 5:47am. 

Fri May 5th: Happy Cinco de Mayo.

Sat May 6th: Moon v/c at 8:42am. Moon enters Libra at 2:20pm. 

Sun May 7th: Moon v/c at 6:59pm. Happy birthday to my mom! 

Tues May 9th: Moon enters Scorpio at 1:01am. 

Wed May 10th: Moon v/c at 5:42pm. Full Moon in Scorpio at 5:42pm. Scorpio moons heighten our psychic awareness. These moons are intense, powerful and emotional. Scorpio represents birth, death and rebirth and full moons are about closure. So look deep within yourself, exam your life and goals now. What needs to be put to an end? It is time to end bad habits and cycles. Transform any negative experiences, thoughts or energy into something positive. Move past fear and take action. The Sun and Moon in opposite signs, causing us to feel pulled in two different differents or having conflicting thoughts. Trust your instincts, follow your intuition and you’ll know which direction to go. Use this full moon to transform and manifest. 

Thurs May 11th: Moon enters Sagittarius at 12:59pm. 

Fri May 12th:

Sat May 13th: Moon v/c at 10:14pm. Celtic Tree Month of Hawthorn begins. Hawthorn - The Illusionist
May 13 - June 9

Hawthorn signs in Celtic tree astrology are not at all what they appear to be. Outwardly, they appear to be a certain persona, while on the inside Hawthorn's are quite different. They put the term "never judge a book by its cover" to the test. They live seemingly average lives while on the inside they carry fiery passions and inexhaustible creative flame. They are well adjusted and can adapt to most life situations well - making themselves content and comforting others at the same time. You are naturally curious, and have an interest in a broad range of topics. You are an excellent listener, and people seek you out as an outlet to release their burdens. You have a healthy sense of humor, and have a clear understanding of irony. You tend to see the big picture, and have amazing insight - although you typically won't give yourself enough credit for your observations. Hawthorn signs match up nicely with Ash and Rowan's.

Celtic Hawthorn Tree Meaning 

The Celtic meaning of the hawthorn tree deals with balance and duality. The hawthorn is full of contradictions, none of which went unnoticed by the soul-minded Celts.

In May, the hawthorn is in its glory with strikingly beautiful blossoms. These are nestled tightly among the hawthorn's large and lethal looking thorns. Here we see the first of several juxtapositions, giving this tree/shrub its colorful reputation in history.

Excellent herbalists and botanists, ancient Celts understood the superior medicinal value of hawthorn leaves and blossoms. However, it was considered a bad omen to bring its branches inside the home. This is largely due from the smell of cut branches was much the same as decaying flesh (indeed, the chemical components are the same). Here we see life-giving aspects as well as associations of death within the same symbolic tree.

Further, the hawthorn is imbued with male energy, yet it is historically a symbol of fertility and associated with the female goddess aspects (mother, maiden, crone). 

What do all these contradictions mean? The hawthorn is a standing testament to the idea of duality; it is a perfect depiction of the concept of yin and yang.

The Celts understood the power of balance. They also knew that what could not be attributed to specific outcomes (as sometimes evident in the dance of contradictions played out by the hawthorn) indicated a great source of magic. In other words, that which cannot be explained contains immense power.

The hawthorn is to be respected in all its diversity and duality. It is a symbol of union of opposites, and serves as a message for us to be more accepting of the unconventional.


Sun May 14th: Moon enters Capricorn at 1:37am. Happy Mother's Day!

 Mon May 15th: 

Tues May 16th: Mercury enters Taurus at 12:07am. Moon v/c at 6:22am. Moon enters Aquarius at 1:50pm. 

Wed May 17th: 

Thurs May 18th: Moon v/c at 8:33pm. Fourth quarter of the moon cycle begins at 8:33pm. Moon enters Pisces at 11:52pm. 

Fri May 19th: 

Sat May 20th: Sun enters Gemini at 4:31pm. Moon v/c at 11:39pm. 

Sun May 21st: Moon enters Aries at 6:10am. 

Mon May 22nd:

Tues May 23rd: Moon v/c at 2:59am. Moon enters Taurus at 8:33am. 

Wed May 24th: Moon v/c at 3:08pm. 

Thursday May 25th: Moon enters Gemini at 8:15am. New Moon at 3:44pm. Gemini Moons favor communications, social gatherings and having a good time. We have to be flexible during a Gemini moon due to constant changes. Gemini is all about moving and changing. This new moon in Gemini is very much about the exchange of new ideas and expressing our thoughts. Now is the time to focus on new ideas rather than starting something new. We need to examine our paths and goals. There is some impulsive energy happening and we don’t need to jump right into things before reading the fine print. Right now, just research, communicate and learn about what your are wanting to manifest. Think of the best ways to achieve your goals. Which steps can you take to “work smarter not harder”? Look at all of your options, then you can continue on your path with more ease, after choosing the right move. One of the heaviest and most challenging aspects to this new moon is Venus square Pluto. This means there could be tension and power struggles in relationships or with money. Aside from that, this moon is light. Gemini brings out our childlike nature, making us feel more youthful. Embrace the fun, positive side of the Gemini energy. Go on a short adventure, learn something new, enjoy the company of your friends. 

Fri May 26th: 

Sat May 27th: Moon v/c at 2:18am. Moon enters Cancer at 7:25am. 

Sun May 28th: 

Mon May 29th: Moon v/c at 2:59am. Moon enters Leo at 8:12am. Memorial Day.

Tues May 30th: 

Wed May 31st: Moon v/c at 7:14am. Moon enters Virgo at 12:16pm. 


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