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MONTHLY HOROSCOPE

May 2016

by Lynn Koiner

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CRISIS LUNATIONS 2016: 

 

Crisis Lunation periods occurs when, at the time that the Moon is New or Full, the Moon is physically very close to the earth. This closeness-lunation parallel will amplify our emotional reactions, bringing matters to a crisis point. This Crisis Moon period usually begins about one week before the New/Full Moon and lasts several days afterward.

I find that you are only affected by one of the Crisis Moon periods, usually one that falls close to a natal planet.

 

When a crisis arises, my advice is always to "stay calm, relax and make no impulsive decisions for at least a week." The most critical are eclipses. The most potent occurred on April 15, 1995, because it occurred at the time of a Lunar Eclipse. Of course, the event it portended was the Oklahoma City bombing as the Eclipse fell on the ASC/DESC axis over that city. The WTC/Pentagon attack occurred within a wide orb of a Crisis Lunation.  The US invaded Iraq on a Crisis Full Moon in March 2003.

I remember one example - a father called about his daughter who had run away from home about 4 days before the CFM. I told him what was occurring and that he should wait for about a week and she would likely return home....and she did. After the effects of the CFM were over, she became rational again.  Hormones and a CFM are not a good mix!

During the year, there are generally 4 Crisis New Moons and 4 Crisis Full Moons. There is usually only ONE of these CFMs that hits you -- generally, not all of them ... and you cannot always tell which one it is going to be.

When it hits, you go crazy and your emotions are magnified. But, when the Moon begins to move away from the earth, we calm down.  I am a Virgo so a rational explanation is very satisfying for me. If I know that I am feeling this way because of some astrological/astronomical configuration, it makes it seem OK and I feel much better.

  

I first noticed this lunation in the early 1970s when my grandfather was in a nursing home. I saw that there were certain lunations in which the patients, called the Walkers, would pace more than usual. At that time, all I had was the Farmers Almanac to determine what was going on with the Moon. At first, I only used the Full Moon. Many years later, I saw that another astrologer, Richard Nolle, used the Perigee New Moon...and he is absolutely correct. These work the same.

   

CRISIS LUNATIONS 2016:

 

NEW MOON:  March 8 (Total Solar Eclipse), April 7, May 6, June 3

FULL MOON:  September 16 (Lunar Eclipse), October 16, November 14

 

PERSONAL EXPERIENCES:  Full Moon: The Full Moon of July 3 2012 was 2 days away from perigee.  It seemed like the worst Crises Lunation to me with the horrible storm, loss of power and the loss of my beautiful Yard Tractor when a huge tree fell on it, crushing all but the headlights.

 

Full Moon/Lunar Eclipse:  On April 25 2013, the Perigee Moon occurred at the time of the lunar eclipse.  This has been a terrible time with fires, explosions and political crises.  Around May 25, another eclipse, bridges collapsed and earthquakes brought destruction.  Personally, I have had health issues around these eclipses and mechanical problems – a DVD got stuck in my TV with a DVD combo and then a CD got stuck in my car CD player (at least, the car is still on warranty).

 

Full Moon:  I have been experiencing endocrine-related health issues since last November (2012).  After finding a wonderful doctor and feeling much improved, the July 20 2013 Full Moon brought a big-time relapse for reasons I do not understand.  It could have been stress-related - the impending county fair, a friend visiting, and NCGR conference – but I improved by August 13.

 

Full Moon:  The Full Moon Crises Lunation of August 21 2013 was the one that hit me with a vengeance.  I am a very cautious driver and, on the 20th, despite wonderful transits and progressions in my chart for this period, I had a very bad accident pulling out of the visitors’ center in Wildwood New Jersey.  I was so cautious pulling out because the road visibility was poor.  A truck filled with young people, who were obviously speeding, hit my car.  If the good aspects helped, the worse did not happen.  We were fine, no damage to the truck (the driver claimed I did all kinds of damage but I clued the insurance company of what he was trying to pull and I had photos to prove my point), and the kind folks at the visitors’ center came out and helped tie the bumper back onto the car so that I could continue my trip.  Everyone was so kind there.  I learned on this trip that any visitors’ center can arrange discount rooms. 

            For the CFM of June 2014, my small female cat developed sinusitis.  At first, the vet did not diagnose it properly so the medication I was giving her did not work.  Finally, I just took the cat to stay over with the vet until he could observe her properly.  This was a very stressful time when the cat was in crisis!

 

The October 8 2014 Crisis Lunation hit people closest to me – my partner had a second eye stroke from high blood pressure.  We are hoping that his sight will return in early 2015 but he can no longer work – this is a big crisis! 

            One of my best friends hired a group to work on her house – they did nothing correctly and it was a disaster!  And, because they did not speak much English, she could not tell them what she wanted. 

 

The Crises New Moon of February 18 2015 was horrible and long lasting.  What I thought was a sinus infection turned out to be a tooth issue and did not resolve easily or quickly.  Enough said about this! 

 

Just before the Crises Full Moon of August 29, 2015, I was served papers stating that I was being sued.  I was traumatized.  As I read the papers, the lawsuit was regarding a minor accident I had at the Crises Full Moon on August 21 2013 (see above).  The only damage was to my car but the lawsuit states that he has suffered permanent disability and he will never be able to work again.  A good friend, with a Stellium in Virgo in the 12th (she should have been a detective), researched Adam V. Walker on the internet.  The paper said that he “resides in Delmont NJ.”  Delmont is the location of the state prison.  He has been in jail for a year, filed the papers while in jail and now he needs money when he was up for parole on August 18 (papers filed on August 12).  Yes, he will probably never be able to work with his criminal record.  I was sent a list of New Jersey lawyers, thinking I would try to buy him off as opposed to calling my insurance company.  It is being handled by their fraud department and, if they simply call the jail warden, he may be heading back to jail to finish his sentence.

http://mugshots.com/US-Counties/New-Jersey/Cape-May-County-NJ/Adam-V-Walker.69312181.html  -- enjoy!

UPDATE:  When Adam realized that I was not going to pay him off, he has not responded to my insurance company.  He knows that, if he goes to trial, he will lose and then have to pay court costs.  I will travel to New Jersey for the deposition.

I thought that the August 29 Crises Lunation was bad but October 27 2015 is as bad as it can get.  If I listed all of the crises and things that have gone wrong, you would be crying too.  This set off my trip in which I had no flexibility for any mishap.  On future trips, I will remember that NOTHING BAD has ever happened to me.   Guardian Angels are always with me – just go with the flow.

 

NEW – The Crises New Moon on March 8 was a solar eclipse.  During this time, my oldest cat and only female became very ill.  She had lost so much weight and, despite heroic efforts by my Vet, she passed away in my arms in the bed covered with an electric blanket. 

            Even worse, there was the crises in Brussels and other parts of the world with terrorists killing many people. 

 

NEW – The Crises Lunation of August 2013 keeps coming back like a bad penny.  Around the April 2016 CNM, not only did I have car problems due to a bad recall repair, I received a notice to appear in New Jersey again for a deposition on the last CNM in June.  See the Adam Walker link above. 

   

MAY 2016 EVENTS:

  • May 6:  Crises New Moon at 16 Taurus 41 at 3:30pm EDT
  • May 9:  Jupiter turns Direct at 13 Virgo
  • May 22:  Mercury turns Direct at 14 Taurus
  • May 26:  Jupiter squares Saturn at 13 Virgo-Sagittarius
  • May 27:  Mars retrogrades back into Scorpio
  • NOTE:  See my website for transiting Retrogrades

   

GOOD DATES/PERIODS for MAY – All times are EDT

 

NOTE:  Do take into consideration that Mars and Mercury will be Retrograde.

 

MAY 2:  The Moon is in the sign of Pisces and, from 2pm EDT on, it sextiles Pluto and Mercury R and the Sun trines Jupiter R.  When the final aspect is to a Retrograde planet, “you can successfully repeat a project or task.  Even though you have failed before, this is a good time to try again and succeed.”  With a first-time project, there can be delays or success is qualified in some way.  This is actually a good day for research and investigation, to go over facts or information in a new, insightful manner.   It is excellent for this type of writing and communication or getting another to change his/her opinion through persuasion and convincing facts.

 

MAY 5:  The Moon is in the sign of Aries and, while the Moon is heavily afflicted to Pluto-Uranus, it does form 2 strong parallels to Jupiter-Uranus from about 2am to 9:30 am EDT.  During this period, you will catch both parallels.  These aspects bring people together, even if they are not always compatible.  Success comes from the alliances formed through the parallel aspects.  Jupiter-Uranus are progressive planets that support new, inventive ideas and thinking.

 

MAY 6:  The Moon is in the sign of Taurus where it only forms favorable aspects – very unusual.  However, there is a Crises New Moon at 3:30pm EDT.  If there is a crisis in your life, you will know it BEFORE the 6th.  Still, if there are crises leading up to this date, the 6th is a good day to work on cooperating and making a success of a project or task where you have failed before.  This is because the last aspect is a conjunction to Mercury R.  An applying conjunction supports a “coming together by agreement.”  There is a Grand Earth Trine at this time so success comes from a 2nd effort and cooperating with others.  The test for Taurus is to actually cooperate, to actually LISTEN to others and not CONTROL. 

 

MAY 8:  The Moon is in the sign of Gemini and, while heavily afflicted to Mars-Jupiter-Saturn-Neptune, there is a brief period from 1pm for the rest of the day when the Moon parallels Mercury and sextiles Uranus.  This period supports forming an alliance to transform ideas and decisions.  By the 9th, Jupiter turns Direct and you will be able to move forward on a project or a relationship.

 

MAY 15:  The Moon is in the sign of Virgo and, from 7am EDT onward, it forms a series of favorable aspects to Mercury R-Pluto R-Venus-Sun.  This is a good time to review projects or tasks and work cooperatively with others, especially one in authority. 

 

MAY 22-23:  The Moon is in the sign of Sagittarius and there is a brief period from 7pm on the 22nd to 11:30 am on the 23rd when the Moon forms a trine to Uranus in Aries.  The Fire element is emphasized so this is an excellent period for inspired thinking, communicating and enterprises.

 

MAY 29 (late)-30:  The Moon is in the sign of Pisces again and there is a brief period when the Moon is out of the difficult Mutable Cross.  From 6pm on the 29th to 7pm EDT on the 30th, the Moon sextiles Mercury (Direct) and Pluto R and it ends with a trine to Mars R in Scorpio at 28 degrees.  Since the last aspect is to a retrograde planet, this period favors finishing up a prior task or project, possibly one that has not been successful in the past, and draw the matter to a conclusion.  Do not start something new with Mars R!  The late degrees mark and Ending Cycle.

 

 
NOTE TO READER: 

These dates are based upon electional techniques. All of the Moon sign dates apply to everyone. 
Do not simply read your own Moon sign – read all of the signs for what I say about the specific dates.
 

The Moon sign information will NOT describe the day, only the outcome if you initiate on that day. 

 

  

 

 

* ARIES (March 19-April 19):  Everything is about to change in your life.  A new opportunity or inspiration will be presented to you.  You will experience great enthusiasm for the new direction in your life.  Remember, May is a month to repeat tasks and projects that will insure success.  Change what has failed in the past so that it can now succeed.

            MAY 5:  The Moon is in the sign of Aries and, while the Moon is heavily afflicted to Pluto-Uranus, it does form 2 strong parallels to Jupiter-Uranus from about 2am to 9:30 am EDT.  During this period, you will catch both parallels.  These aspects bring people together, even if they are not always compatible.  Success comes from the alliances formed through the parallel aspects.  Jupiter-Uranus are progressive planets that support new, inventive ideas and thinking.

 

 

 

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* TAURUS (April 20-May 20):  This is a good month to plan some new activity, especially if it involves travel and setting new goals for yourself.  This is an important cycle for going inside and reviewing your life from an objective and spiritual perspective.  You can only help others to the extent that you have enlightened yourself.  Beware of harsh, impulsive action or words.  If this happens, take responsibility for what you have said. 

            MAY 6:  The Moon is in the sign of Taurus where it only forms favorable aspects – very unusual.  However, there is a Crises New Moon at 3:30pm EDT.  If there is a crisis in your life, you will know it BEFORE the 6th.  Still, if there are crises leading up to this date, the 6th is a good day to work on cooperating and making a success of a project or task where you have failed before.  This is because the last aspect is a conjunction to Mercury R.  An applying conjunction supports a “coming together by agreement.”  There is a Grand Earth Trine at this time so success comes from a 2nd effort and cooperating with others.  The test for Taurus is to actually cooperate, to actually LISTEN to others and not CONTROL. 

  

   

 

 

 

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* GEMINI (May 21-June 20):  You feel that you are in a stressful situation but it is one in which you can make the choice to leave.  Take the “high road,” emotionally disengage and leave this stressful situation behind.  With Mercury R and Mars R in late degrees, this is a good ending cycle.

           MAY 8:  The Moon is in the sign of Gemini and, while heavily afflicted to Mars-Jupiter-Saturn-Neptune, there is a brief period from 1pm for the rest of the day when the Moon parallels Mercury and sextiles Uranus.  This period supports forming an alliance to transform ideas and decisions.  By the 9th, Jupiter turns Direct and you will be able to move forward on a project or a relationship.

  

 

   

 

 
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* CANCER (June 21-July 22):  You feel great enthusiasm for new activities but new is not supported in May.  Enthusiasm for just taking care of business already commenced is fine.  You may feel insecure about money this month.  It is a better month to save rather than spend on expensive items.  Wait until the retrograde cycle is over.

            The Moon is in the sign of Cancer on May 10 and early on the 11th.  Favorable aspects start out on the 10th but a complication presents itself – an important person is missing at the last minute!  Ultimately, unexpected changes and surprises occur that disrupt your endeavors.

 

 

 

 

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* LEO (July 23-August 22):  There is a powerful authority figure around you but there is a “sneaky” person who is out of his line of vision.  You need to step back to gain some objectivity.  It is important to be diplomatic at this time.  The situation may not be as bad as you think.

            The Moon is in the sign of Leo on May 12-13 where it makes many difficult aspects, even though the situation starts out well.  Poor cooperation, miscommunications and an obstacle from one in authority will frustrate the situation.  Mercury is well aspected, even though retrograde.  This shows the importance of objectivity – to think things out before doing anything – and maybe you should not do anything.

 

 

 

           

 

 

 

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* VIRGO (August 23-September 22):  While Virgo is usually organized, Mercury R can prove disruptive.  Exercise caution against poor planning or leaving something behind.  Something will be offered, something divinely orchestrated – go with you intuition.  A second choice is more formal and traditional – choose wisely!

            MAY 15:  The Moon is in the sign of Virgo and, from 7am EDT onward, it forms a series of favorable aspects to Mercury R-Pluto R-Venus-Sun.  This is a good time to review projects or tasks and work cooperatively with others, especially one in authority. 

 

 

 

 

   

  

 

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* LIBRA (September 23-October 22):   Do not be ambivalent or indecisive about the opportunities presented to you this month.  Make the choice that treats you well; treats you as an important person.  A new opportunity will be offered after Mercury turns Direct.

            The Moon is in the sign of Libra on May 17-18 where it afflicts the Uranus-Pluto square.  There can be surprising disruptions and complications that occur with anything initiated at this time.  The last aspect is a parallel to Neptune so problems can be resolved by using your intuition and spiritual guidance.

 

 

 

 

 

                           

 

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* SCORPIO (October 23-November 21):  There are good energies from the planets this month.  Do save your resources and wait for your investments to ripen.  This is an important month for you to manifest the changes that you desire through sheer force of Will.  This is also a good month to socialize with friends and family.

            The Moon is in the sign of Scorpio on May 20 and, while it makes good aspects, it opposes Mercury and, lastly, opposes Venus.  There can be some error in judgment or hidden information that ultimately leads to a costly separation and poor cooperation in a relationship.  In late degrees, it is an Ending cycle.

   

 

 

  

 

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* SAGITTARIUS (November 22-December 21):   It is essential that you do not act upon impulse or haste.  Temperance is the golden rule for May.  Exercise caution in diet, decision-making, speech – find a balance in all that you do.  With Mars R, any hasty action will come back to haunt you.  This is a good month for medical issues – studying medical subjects or seeking the counsel of an alternative practitioner.

MAY 22-23:  The Moon is in the sign of Sagittarius and there is a brief period from 7pm on the 22nd to 11:30 am on the 23rd when the Moon forms a trine to Uranus in Aries.  The Fire element is emphasized so this is an excellent period for inspired thinking, communicating and enterprises.

 


 

 

 



 

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* CAPRICORN (December 22-January 19):   You may find yourself dealing with a rigid authority figure – but make sure that rigidity is not part of your own behavior.  Work hard, complete important tasks already begun and simply wait until your efforts bear fruit.

            The Moon is in the sign of Capricorn on May 24-25.  Initially, the aspects are favorable but there is a relationship problem at the root of the situation.  The final aspects are to Uranus-Pluto, denoting surprise disruptions and complications. 

 

             

   

 

 

 

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* AQUARIUS (January 20-February 17):   You may find yourself dealing with opposing forces in May – a sharp, independent woman and a formal, conservative male.  The keyword is TEMPERANCE.  Find a balance and exercise moderation in these relationships.

            The Moon is in the sign of Aquarius on May 26 through early 28.  While events start out smoothly, there are changes, someone drops out and there can be mis-communications.  In the end, the Moon squares Mars R at 29 Scorpio.  This is definitely an Ending cycle and there seems to be a mutual agreement to end the matter.

         

 

 

 

 

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* PISCES (February 18-March 19):  This is a month to rest and relax, tune out of stressful situations but also change your perspective, observe your situation differently, change your viewpoint by looking at your life in a very different way.  Plan a trip, try to get away and set new goals for yourself – all of this based upon a change in perspective.

            MAY 2:  The Moon is in the sign of Pisces and, from 2pm EDT on, it sextiles Pluto and Mercury R and the Sun trines Jupiter R.  When the final aspect is to a retrograde planet, “you can successfully repeat a project or task.  Even though you have failed before, this is a good time to try again and succeed.”  With a first-time project, there can be delays or success is qualified in some way.  This is actually a good day for research and investigation, to go over facts or information in a new, insightful manner.   It is excellent for this type of writing and communication or getting another to change his/her opinion through persuasion and convincing facts.

            MAY 29 (late)-30:  The Moon is in the sign of Pisces again and there is a brief period when the Moon is out of the difficult Mutable Cross.  From 6pm on the 29th to 7pm EDT on the 30th, the Moon sextiles Mercury (Direct) and Pluto R and it ends with a trine to Mars R in Scorpio at 28 degrees.  Since the last aspect is to a retrograde planet, this period favors finishing up a prior task or project, possibly one that has not been successful in the past, and draw the matter to a conclusion.  Do not start something new with Mars R!  The late degrees mark an Ending or completion cycle.

 

             

  

 

 

 

           

  

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