It is May isn’t it?
I was all ready to go out tonight hoping to spot some delicious night sky stories taking place right here on the Oregon coast–but alas–the fog has rolled in and I doubt I’ll see much tonight. BUT— I can maybe–just maybe see the moon near Saturn who has and will be walking along side the Goddess of the Harvest-the maiden (also called Virgo after the zodiacal sign). And I wanted to see Spica–the brightest star in the constellation Virgo. She is located in the wheat sheaf that the Goddess holds in her left hand and is the gift of bounty and food and good things.
It has been said that when the Moon is under a star or a planet visually, that star or planet is honored and supported in its appointed task. Spica is honored–bounty is supported tonight.
–Bernadette Brady speaks about Spica in her epic work (The Fixed Stars) regarding the earliest meanings with the stars and the night sky.
Spica: A gift, being gifted As the star is seen as the wheat sheaf in the hand of the goddess, Spica was considered a symbol of her gifts to humankind. These gifts were originally of harvest and bountifulness. The wheat sheaf, therefore, symbolised human knowledge of cultivation, a gift from the goddess. In present times this type of knowledge is not venerated, so if Virgo was created in the 20th century, she might well be holding a silicon chip. Spica, the wheat sheaf, is the symbol of knowledge and insights which are respected. Spica is, therefore, not connected with any particular field or profession but rather shows the potential for brilliance in whatever it touches in your chart. Spica is a gift of brilliance, a hidden or obvious talent, skill or ability which is out of the ordinary. The word 'gifted' applies to strong Spica people and whatever this star touches, it will illuminate in some way. With Spica in your chart, consider the planet with which it is involved as this planet will indicate the style of the brilliance or gift that Spica holds in your chart. (by the way--we will find out in August if you have Spica prominent in your story.)
I’m taking this as a sign that the birthday party for some fine Taurus folks tomorrow will be supported and lovely. Oh and that there are gifts available perhaps in the news as well? It could happen! Some gift of good news — I’ll bet the priest/astrologer would be telling the Ruler that there are presents under the tree for him or her these days. She has only to look. And with Saturn in the arms of the beautiful gift giver–the Goddess of the Harvest, the gifts will be delicious and gratefully received in a structured manner–like a birthday party.
There are other things happening in May that are of note–say for example a lineup of planets that hasn’t happened for 30 years and won’t happen again for another 32 years. Yes–right here in the merry month of May, Mercury, Venus, Mars and recently Jupiter have been having a little conference of their own in the sign Aries and by the end of the month they will all be in Taurus. Not only that–but this confab is very very important–it carries messages and paradigms and inventions and revelations from unseen places. Cetus the whale (the monster–not the friendly whale that the children rescue)–this image requires us to address that which is dark and deep and important and could alter reality and he is staring (or glaring?) at these planets who have gathered at this time in our history.
There are messages to listen for and we can almost ‘feel’ or hear these planets asking for our attention — they are the inner planets (Venus, Mars, Mercury). They are not the big guys like Neptune, Uranus or Pluto. These are more familiar players on our stage. They are ‘closer’ to us and it would behoove us to turn our good ear upward especially in the early morning hours which is when they will be rising.
If you look to your chart and find the houses with Aries and Taurus on the cusps–that is where you want to take advantage of this moment. If, say, you have Taurus on the 7th house–then those planets are going to move into that house and you will — no kidding — want to “carpe diem”–yep seize the time to provide comfort and beauty and strength in all your relationships…all of them — including your relationship with yourself. Find the folks with whom you feel your best–in whose presence you are admired and respected. And do this intentionally in May. The lusty month of May. You will want to stand in that bullish strength for a long long time.
The same holds true for whatever house these personal planets will be visiting in your charts in May. Seize the time and strengthen your life in those areas like you are the Bull. Like you ARE big and powerful and were once worshipped as a God. Astrology is good for this—for allowing us to be aware of when it is a good time to grab the golden ring of meaning and stand tall in the mere knowledge that perhaps, if you are conscious, you can declare into existence something that was not there before. Something good— hey something good just might come of it.
In the foggy night–here is a great little movie for the starry skies in May. You’ll see some of what I’m talking about as you watch and listen pretending to be outside all warm and enchanted by the show on the big silver screen.
Happy Birthday Taureans!