May 2021 Supermoon Lunar Eclipse
May 2021 astrology contains at least two “superclusters” of configurations happing in close succession.
First is the interval between May 3 and 5 with the Sun, Saturn, Mars, Neptune and Pluto making significant aspects to each other and Mercury (the seer-observer of all) in conjunction with the Pleiades.
Second there is the May 22 through 26 Saturn turning stationary retrograde with the Sun making aspect to it followed closely by the “supermoon” lunar eclipse on the 26th.
All of these configurations/events can coincide with very pivotal developments in the human/world sphere, and not without a significant amount of pain experienced in the process.
Pain, of course, is not a bad thing in itself, just like a hunk of metal in a fire experiences the “pain” of it’s purification as the lesser elements mingled within it are drawn out in the process, then separated out.
Pain, especially emotional pain, is a similar process; as the fire (experiences) draws out the lesser elements of character, it becomes a process of emotional purification.
Saturn, as the chief astrological pain-inflictor (Mars a close second, and then there’s always Pluto), a great purpose can be seen in its effects, giving one integrity and strength of character, but also legitimately understanding and helpful to others in the sincerity it delivers.
Much like Bruce Lee once said:
If I tell you I’m good, probably you will say I am boasting. But if I tell you I’m not good, you’ll know I’m lying.
Or, John Steinbeck:
You can boast about anything if it’s all you have. Maybe the less you have, the more you are required to boast.
The supermoon lunar eclipse basically is an alignment of the Sun, Earth and Moon where the Earth’s shadow covers the Moon with the Moon itself at it’s closest distance to the Earth (perigee). While the headlines in the days to come will hype the event up a bit, it’s basically a slightly more powerful lunar eclipse in my reckoning. Together, this event with the few-days-prior Saturn station indicates another pivotal time in human experience collectively and individually.
Humans learn and grow through achievement, a free will choice to determine, direct and move his or her life through a consciously chosen course, requiring no insignificant amount of status quo sacrifice and willingness to forge through unknown territory because the social collective, leaning together on their co-dependent flaws tend not to do that. The social collective does rise en masse, but only as individuals within that group themselves decide to rise first.
Saturday, May 1
Realizations, some not very savory. Deep pain betrayed in communications and encounters. (Mercury conjunct Algol star)
Sunday, May 2
Interesting interactions and eccentric behaviors push the envelope of social norms, which may be a good thing. (Mercury trine Pluto, Moon conjunct Pluto, Venus sextile Neptune)
Monday, May 3
Thwarted intensions and difficulties challenge your various competencies. (Sun square Saturn)
Tuesday, May 4
Sometimes you just don’t get a break. Or, do you? Outlooks can be dark, but out of the depths can emerge the most powerful, transcendent experiences. Chose the path conscientiously. (Mercury conjunct Pleiades, Mercury tridecile Saturn, Moon conjunct Jupiter, Sun tridecile Pluto)
Wednesday, May 5
Eta-Aquarid Meteor Shower
Focus and determination called for producing unexpected and exciting results. Relationships may take new, unusual turns; but after today nothing may surprise you. (Jupiter quintile Uranus, Mars biquintile Saturn, Juno square Neptune, Venus conjunct Algol)
Thursday, May 6
Unusual and/or subtle changes to the scene trigger deep emotions and relationships. “Reality”, as it is regularly perceived may need an adjustment. (Venus trine Pluto, Mercury quintile Neptune, Moon conjunct Neptune, Sun biquintile Juno)
Friday, May 7
No peaking influences
Saturday, May 8
Too much of a good thing no longer is a good thing. (Venus square Jupiter)
Sunday, May 9
Relationships may need some rehabilitative attention. (Venus conjunct Pleiades tridecile Saturn)
Monday, May 10
Things take unusually malicious or subversive turns. Be careful of those who claim to act for righteousness because those can be the most deluded of us all, or any “championing” that you do yourself. Energy may be low, dysfunctional behaviors are activated. Even so, brilliance of inspiration is indicated. (Mars tridecile Neptune, Mercury on Antares/Aldebaran fixed star axis)
Tuesday, May 11
New Moon at Apogee
Vigorous activation, impetus to inaugurate significant changes uprooting old issues. Important meetings, conversations and realizations. (Mars sextile Uranus, Mercury conjunct North Node)
Wednesday, May 12
Realistic, but hopeful views, plans and outlooks. Love and harmony in relationships. (Mercury trine Saturn, Venus quintile Neptune)
Thursday, May 13
Inspired idealism and hope can help to make miracles. Neptune crosses over into sidereal Pisces today (Raman ayanamsa). (Sun sextile Neptune)
Friday, May 14
Jupiter opposes Regulus, the Heart of the Lion star, bold promises and posturing. Take the extra steps, however many it may require, to make things happen instead of just words.
Saturday, May 15
Difficult junctures, thwarted intensions. A higher power intervenes. (Mars quincunx Saturn)
Sunday, May 16
The Sun on Algol, Medusa’s severed head star in Perseus constellation, indicates severity and deep, visceral reactions. Mercury and Jupiter in tridecile also indicates optimism and daring in the face of harshness. Mars on Sirius star can bring out bold leadership.
Monday, May 17
Mercury at Greatest Elongation
Connections and relationships highlighted, as well as innovation and genius. (Venus on Aldebaran and Antares axis)
Tuesday, May 18
Love is real but be wary of its potential to skew perspectives selfishly. Deep and significant spaces and encounters. Be careful of the tendency to be glib and thereby spoil potential beautiful moments. (Venus conjunct North Node, Moon opposite Saturn, Venus sesquiquadrate Pluto, Mars sesquiquadrate Jupiter)
Wednesday, May 19
First Quarter Moon
Meaningful encounters and messages delivering hope and inspiration; a calm assurance of good outcomes as one strives to manifest them. (Mercury opposite Juno, Mercury biquintile Pluto, Moon opposite Jupiter, Venus trine Saturn, Moon conjunct Fomalhaut star)
Thursday, May 20
The Sun occupies the same degree as the Pleiades signaling intensity and severity. Opportunities for some, a stone of stumbling for others.
Friday, May 21
Great hopes and expectations, some of which will manifest provided there is the prerequisite solid effort behind them. As John Steinbeck said, “Perhaps the less we have, the more we are required to brag.” (Sun square Jupiter, Moon opposite Neptune)
Saturday, May 22
Acute realizations and experiences to prick our inflated delusions. Even so, denial and other dysfunctions are still in force. (Sun tridecile Saturn, Mercury square Neptune)
Sunday, May 23
Saturn Stationary Retrograde
Serious spaces and life may take more authentic turns. Solemn resolve.
Monday, May 24
Delightful and exciting connections and experiences, some introducing us to new things. (Venus tridecile Jupiter, Venus opposite Juno, Moon opposite Uranus, Mars quincunx Juno)
Tuesday, May 25
Misguided intentions and subsequent actions lay the stones of stumbling for the future. Dysfunctionality. (Sun semisquare Mars, Sun quintile Neptune)
Wednesday, May 26
(Supermoon) Lunar Eclipse at Perigee
The Moon, Earth, and the Sun take on a particularly exacting configuration, letting the Earth’s shadow literally cover the Moon at the moment it is supposed to be at its fullest illumination. This time the Moon is at perigee, closest to the Earth. So, another dimension of alignment is involved; all producing intense electromagnetic, gravitational and temperature fluctuations. Us sensitive humans start to feel a little weird or out of sorts, as well as our dogs, cats and goldfishes, and all the other creatures occupying Earth’s confines. This is a process which I have likened to our beloved computers and devices getting a periodic software update, they slow down to a crawl in their processes as the system is prioritizing the download process and then after a reboot they are back better than ever. Similarly, during eclipses, but also other astrological events, we become somewhat disoriented and things can go awry, as the intense alignment causes some sort of planetary electromagnetic action to occur, realigning atoms and molecules giving us our own “update” from the Cosmos, if you will. After that, we are subtly changed moving forward, as eclipses traditionally are associated with significant life changes.
Thursday, May 27
Relationships and love get a lot of attention, but nothing is ever always true or real as we imagine them to be, especially regarding love and relationships. So, that “floaty” feeling you have today may crash to the ground ingloriously in the end. (Moon conjunct Juno and opposite Venus and Mercury, Venus square Neptune)
Friday, May 29
No peaking influences.
Saturday, May 29
Mercury Stationary Retrograde conjunct Venus
Connectiveness is emphasized, as well as love and relationships; unusual or unexpected developments therein. Prepare for a highly subjective turn in affairs, biases and predispositions would seem to trump reality. Mercury will turn direct in a couple weeks, making some things perhaps a little more straightforward. (Juno biquintile Uranus, Moon conjunct Pluto)
Sunday, May 30
Seriousness is there to help resolve deeper, more pathological behavioral tendencies today. (Moon conjunct Saturn, Venus quincunx Pluto)
Monday, May 31
Memorial Day US
The Sun on the Aldebaran/Antares fixed star axis signals inspired successes. Mars in trine to Neptune however may bring some difficulties to situations as some credit and honor taken may be unearned; be wary of ethical or moral gray areas exploited. During this holiday in the US (as well as in other countries) new acquaintances may help you to understand things better. (Venus semisquare Uranus)