May/June 2010 Astrology Forecast
Power and Purpose in May and June
by Emily Trinkaus
The cosmic energies are ramping up this spring as we head into the most dramatic astrology of our lifetime. Summer solstice on June 21 is the initiation point into the cardinal cross, a rare planetary alignment that will unfold over the next four years.
It's time to reclaim power and take action to reverse the current course toward planetary destruction. What is your unique contribution to collective transformation? Be willing to leave behind the comfort of familiar territory in order to step into your highest purpose.
Aries (March 21 - April 19)
Expansive Jupiter and freedom-loving Uranus both move into your sign, awakening new directions and possibilities for growth. Your personal revolution will be ready to flower next year. In the meantime, apparent obstacles to your desires can help you clarify your path and reveal where you have given away your power. Stay focused on your higher vision, while adapting your ideas and plans for how to bring it into reality.
- Symbol: Bull
- Element: Earth
- House: Second (material possessions)
- Planet: Venus (love and beauty)
- Color: Green
- Healing stone: Rose quartz
- Symbol: Twins
- Element: Air
- House: Third (communication)
- Planet: Mercury (communication and travel)
- Color: Yellow
- Healing stone: Agate
Taurus (April 20 - May 20)
Old beliefs about sacrificing your needs in order to fit in or feel comfortable are ready to be released. Your compass is your own integrity, and these next two months call for strengthening your commitment to what you know to be true in your heart — whether or not the people around you agree or understand. You're learning to trust your intuition at a deeper level, and to demonstrate this trust through action.
Gemini (May 21 - June 21)
An over-attachment to self-reliance is not serving you. Soften resistance to receiving support and take the risk of asking for what you need. You'll not only get help for achieving your goals, you'll also strengthen intimate relationships. June is a powerful month for making important connections — follow the synchronicities to identify potential new allies.
Cancer (June 22 - July 22)
A solar eclipse in your sign later this summer signals that you're getting ready to push the restart button on your life. For now, your task is to take charge of your daily life in a way that helps you feel grounded in your body and your own present-time experience. Overcome the tendency to wallow in the past or get distracted by other people's emotions by staying focused on the next practical step you can take.
Leo (July 23 - August 22)
New clarity about your spiritual ideals — and the courage to act on them — inspires change and expansion in your role as a leader. The more you can bring your everyday experience into alignment with your beliefs and values, the more empowered you feel. Ways that you have unconsciously undermined your own power are becoming apparent, ready to be released and freeing you to serve at a higher level.
Virgo (August 23 - September 22)
Commit to your passions by setting a series of reachable goals, and making a schedule you can stick to. Over the past two years you've streamlined and simplified, bringing your life into greater integrity and making room for more creative expression. Now, as you complete this process, there's another layer of self ready to be shed. In June, you'll get a burst of increased motivation to pursue your desires — go for it.
Libra (September 23 - October 23)
You're becoming more aware of what you need to support your work in the world. Strengthen your foundation by letting go of responsibilities that feel emotionally draining and clear space for what really nourishes you. Be willing to rock the relationship boat by being honest about your needs and desires — trust that temporary disharmony will ultimately lead to a more authentic and lasting state of balance.
Scorpio (October 24 - November 22)
Let go of the need to be right or defend your beliefs — you have a powerful message to share, and defensive patterns only block the flow. Practicing authentic expression and deep listening in your everyday interactions increases your feeling of freedom. You now have opportunities for improving your health by experimenting with new therapies and breaking free from old self-destructive habits.
Sagittarius (November 23 - December 21)
Your desire for more fun, romance and creative expression is waking up this spring and will continue to expand over the next year. Work and financial responsibilities may temporarily delay pursuing your heart's desires — use these obstacles to help you clarify what you really want and what you're willing to work for. In June, take concrete steps toward long-term financial goals.
Capricorn (December 22 - January 20)
As you prepare to bring your work out into the world in a bigger way, you're waking up to the changes that need to happen in your home and family. Over the next year you'll have opportunities to create a stronger base of support, but taking steps in that direction might feel a little chaotic at first. If your foundation feels unstable, trust that it's part of the process of coming into greater alignment with your true needs.
Aquarius (January 21 - February 19)
Strengthening your connection with spirit is the most pragmatic step you can take right now. Tune into your intuition, imagination and dreams to access the power and support you need to serve at a higher level. Identify and let go of the commitments that are draining your energy in order to free up more time for spiritual practice.
Pisces (February 20 - March 20)
Your long-term goals are changing, as you awaken to what has true meaning and value in your life. Let go of old ideas about what you thought would make you happy, and avoid getting stuck in disappointments from the past by continuing to take practical action toward your dreams. When you take the risk of openly expressing your desires and values, you receive the support you need.
Emily Trinkaus is a lifelong student of astrology and has practiced professionally since 1999. She is also a certified BodyTalk practitioner. Visit www.virgomagic.com for details about readings, BodyTalk sessions and workshops, or to receive free monthly astronewsletters.