May 2013 Astrology

“Intent is infinite.”…Carlos Castaneda

There are some beautiful Chandra symbols for May’s significant astrological activity. One of them is, “An old woman hears the stars talking to her at night. There is wonder, there is awe, discovery and an odd echo of fate.”

Much of the evolution which is occurring now has to do with integrating higher levels of consciousness into our lives and into the life of the world. It bodes well throughout May to allow more time for inspiration, appreciation, wonder and gratitude.

May starts off under some powerful aspects for getting work done. For the first week, organize your thoughts and projects and move forward in a calm, steady and determined way.

There are two eclipses this month the first of which falls on May 9. This is a Solar Eclipse at 19 Taurus. Mars and Mercury are close to the South Node at this time indicating it bodes well to enter the month with clear, committed intentions. Reaffirm commitments when challenges present themselves. Anticipate a month where there will be a waxing and waning of energy. Neptune’s influence is strong and illusion can be about. Avoid impulsive action.

The Uranus/Pluto square is exact again on May 20. This is the revolutionary sign of our times and an opportunity for awakening on a personal and global scale. We can see its influence politically, economically and socially as a new world struggles to be born. The old order which has been shown to have weak and unsustainable underpinnings is in the process of falling and new growth is sprouting. New forms for our personal and collective lives based on healthy models are the keys to the way forward. Look to your chart to see where the houses governed by Capricorn and Aries are – these are the areas of life being directly impacted by this ongoing influence.

The Lunar eclipse is May 25 at 4 degrees of Sagittarius. One of the Chandra symbols associated with this placement is.”An old owl sits alone on a branch of an old tree: a poised and wise approach to existence based on a clear perception of unconscious factors and their operation.” This month presents a good opportunity to grow in wisdom and awareness.

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Chandra symbol quotes from Ellias Lonsdale, Castaneda quote from Divine Sparks by Karen Speerstra

Lunar Eclipse Thursday

Our beliefs can have a lot of power to shape how we experience existence.” Genevieve Hathaway
The first of three eclipses in the next month is Thursday April 25 at 5 degrees of Scorpio. The Scorpio/Taurus axis represents what we value in our lives and what we need to let go of in order to have it. It is a good time to release or reframe longstanding emotional burdens we carry – particularly those that we do not customarily consider. This eclipse period presents the opportunity of rapid personal evolution. Keep the focus on what you are creating.

Amelia Shea has advised clients in her Astrology and Tarot practice since 1990. She can be reached at 603 654 1043,, or Her readings start at $30.
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Genevieve Hathaway writes for Planet Waves.

Mercury in Aries

“Intention is shown by the specificity of your attention.” David Tresemer

With last year’s Venus transit across the Sun things are manifesting more quickley and it bodes well to heed the Dalai Lama’s advice to “always be thinking about what we are thinking.” Thought can be used for good or ill – to create the energy for positive events to occur or to put obstacles in the way. As Mercury now in Aries enters the Pluto/Uranus square it bodes well to assess how we use the power of thought and speech in our lives, to identity unproductive, disempowering and habitual patterns and to make an intention to move in a more innovative and proactive direction.

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Quote from David Tresemer in an interview with Eric Francis on, the Dalai Lama quote from his book, Ethics for a New Millennium.

Pluto Stations Retrograde

“The sun, with all the planets revolving around it and depending on it, can still ripen a bunch of grapes as though it had nothing else in the universe to do.” Gallileo Galilei

The Sabian symbol for Pluto’s retrograde station on Friday April 12 is, “A student of nature lecturing, revealing little known aspects of life.” This retrograde period will last through late September. Wherever Pluto is transiting in your chart is an area where significant transformation is occurring in your life. There are levels of awareness about this process which can be revealed over time. From now through September provides an excellent time frame to heighten awareness about “little known” aspects of your life involved in the transformational process and where this may be leading you.
There is a quickening of the evolutionary trajectory of the planet now and it has both a personal and collective nature to it.

Friends – If you are curious about where Pluto is transiting in your chart and what this means in your life I am offering brief (15 minutes for $40, 30 minutes for $75.00) readings on individual charts. Get in touch if you would like to book some time.

Amelia Shea has advised clients in her Astrology and Tarot practice since 1990. She can be reached at 603 654 1043,, or
All times mentioned are EDT. Quotes from Lynda Hill’s 360 Degrees of Wisdom

New Moon in Aries

“Power consists to a large extent in deciding what stories will be told.” Carolyn G. Heilbrun

The New Moon is at 20 degrees of Aries on Wednesday April 10. With many planets in Aries now it is a highly energized time. To best harness the energy proceed with initiatives in a balanced, well thought out way.
It is a good time to explore how you express your individuality in the context of relationship and set new intentions for growth if necessary.

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April’13 Astrology

“Jesus, Buddha, and even Moses had fire in them, but they were equally sanguine and thoughtful.”
Thomas Moore

Spring’s initiatory, fiery energy is with us as the month begins. It is best all month long to implement this energy with forethought and planning before forging ahead spontaneously or impulsively as Mars the war god is inclined to do.
Use the month to assess and improve the way you meet challenges and overcome obstacles. Develop courage.

Through the 9th Mercury trines the North Node which governs life purpose. It is a good time to access where you are, where you would like to be and to be open to creative and innovative ideas related to forging a more direct path to the future. Figure out what steps need to be taken now and put them in place.
The transit of Venus to the Sun last summer encouraged all of us to get more deeply in touch with what brings meaning into our lives. This aspect will be in effect for several years and it bodes well to proceed with clear intentions, be willing to persevere and to face challenges with optimism and courage.

The New Moon is at 20 degrees of Aries on the 10th.

Pluto stations retrograde on the 12th. This can be a volatile time. It is a good time to take stock of the transformations we are trying to effect in our own lives.
Challenges can arise under this influence- personally and collectively. Pluto’s role is to bring to light the corruption underlying and undermining corrupt institutions. We see this process in the news every day.

Inner and outer structures are up for review and renewal.

From the 15th through the 22nd Venus sextiles Neptune making it a good time frame for artwork, spiritual growth and romance. Just a heads up to factor pragmatism into the picture.

Mercury aspects Uranus, Pluto and Jupiter mid month through the time of the the Lunar Eclipse on the 25. Be open to new and optimistic ideas. Sidestep unproductive, habitual thought patterns and assumptions.

The Full Moon and Lunar Eclipse is on the 25th at 5 degrees of Scorpio. Eclipses are evolutionary in nature and are felt before and after the event. This eclipse will be in close aspect to Saturn – thus discipline, pragmatics. and planning will be helpful throughout the month.

Amelia Shea has advised clients in her Astrology and Tarot practice since 1990. She can be reached at 603 654 1043,, or Her readings start at $30.

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quote from The Soul’s Religion by Thomas Moore.

Weekend Astrology

“Freedom does not come from permission given by others; it starts with us allowing ourselves to act in accordance with who we are.” Genevieve Hathaway

Electrical energy runs high now with the dynamic conjunction of the Sun, Uranus and Venus in Aries. It provides a good influence to move in a direction of increased personal authenticity. Innovation, out of the box thinking, experimentation and discovery are highlighted. Be open to breakthroughs.

Full Moon in Libra

“We can not solve our problems with the same level of thinking that created them.” Albert Einstein

The Moon waxes full Wednesday at 6 degrees of Libra. This is an action oriented, dynamic time and it is possible to harness this energy as long as patience, equilibrium and moderation are at the forefront. Do use extra caution when traveling and avoid impulsive behavior.
We live in a time of fast paced evolution personally and collectively. Answers to the challenges we face as individuals and as a planet will be found through accessing and integrating higher levels of consciousness and innovative thinking.
One of the Sabian symbols for this Full Moon is, “A Person Successfully Expressing Themselves In Two Realms At Once.” It is a good time to take heart. Be brave. Assess personal progress in facing challenges and overcoming obstacles and set new goals if necessary. Make a commitment to more closely align hopes and aspirations – both for yourself and the kind of world you would like to see- with daily actions.

All times mentioned are EDT. Sabian symbol quote from Lynda Hill

Mars Conjuncts Uranus

“When we dance with Mars, we enter the realm of fire, where qualities of bravado, boldness, courage and forthrightness are forged.” Caroline Casey

The Mars/Uranus conjunction is exact today. It is best to avoid impulsive behavior and leave extra time when moving about through the end of the month. Mars has moved into the Uranus/Pluto square making this a more energized, volatile time.
In the old texts Mars was known as the war god but today he is often referred to as a spiritual warrior. Be open to insights and breakthroughs about a more effective use of personal power.

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Quote from Making the Gods Work for You by Caroline W. Casey

Mercury Stations Direct

“Certain forms such as the labyrinth represent explicitly the experience of initiation- entry into the abyss of the mysteries, the pilgrimage of the spirit.” Joan Halifax

Throughout time people have walked the winding trails of the labyrinth when in need of guidance. Mercury stations direct today at 5 degrees of Pisces. With the notable configuration of planets in Pisces over the past month guidance has been available through dreams and intuitions. It is a good time to write down insights and ideas that have emerged as we prepare to move into the action oriented, initiatory time of Spring.

Amelia Shea has advised clients in her Astrology and Tarot practice since 1990. She can be reached at 603 654 1043,, or Her readings start at $30.
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Quote from Divine Sparks by Karen Speerstra