May 2018 Newsletter
Juliana McCarthy


Happy May!

We begin May on the heels of a challenging and transformative month that ended with a potent Scorpio Full MoonApril brought us to our knees, helping us surrender and face our dark corners. Now, we’ve cleared the way for gentler Taurean energies, which are gracing us at the start of the month, supporting us in relaxing and integrating April's intensity.

It’s a little respite before the earth begins to rumble mid-May—when Uranus moves into Taurus for the first time since 1934. This is one of the year’s most significant transits, set to bring about a major shift in the collective consciousness, along with revolution and innovation around money, farming, sustainability, design, and shared values. By the end of May, we'll be rocketing toward the new paradigm, immersed in entirely fresh energies

Read more about the Astrology of May in my article.



My bookThe Stars Within You: A Modern Guide to Astrology, is now available for pre-order! Illustrated by the incredible Alejandro Cardenas

The book is an introduction to astrology, which includes the history of astrology, the mythology of each sign, and all of the tools necessary to read a chart—including the signs, planets, houses, aspects, and basic steps of chart reading. I even discuss how to engage your intuitive mind to unlock the art of astrology. Alejandro visually re-conceived the astrological archetypes, and he did an exquisite job! It's a beautiful book, and I'm very excited for it.


This month, I'll be in Brooklyn and North Fork for the first half of May, then Los Angeles beginning May 19. Send me a message if you'd like to schedule an Astrology Reading or Energy Healing, in person or via Skype or Zoom. You can also check my schedule and sign up here.


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The first two weeks of May are refreshingly uneventful—a welcome respite after much cosmic intensity. In the crescendo of spring, we might take a moment to check in with our bodies, soothe our souls, and appreciate the splendor of the season. Lightning begins to strike mid-May, when a Taurus New Moon occurs as Uranus moves into the same sign—one of the most important transits of 2018. The New Moon offers a chance to set powerful long-term intentions, which we could actually manifest with the support of magnetic Taurus. On the same day, Uranus begins his revolutionary seven-year journey—upending our values, finances, and relationship to the Earth. Unexpected events could force us to reevaluate all that we take for granted, while new technologies, visions, and innovations take hold—ushering us into fresh terrain. Themes of egalitarianism and environmentalism move to the forefront as we break free of the status quo and continue laying groundwork for the new age—set to begin in 2020. This is no time to stay stuck in ruts. We must embrace change and work with community and nature to evolve into the next phase. May ends with a potent Sagittarius Full Moon, straddling two fixed stars—Aldeboron and Anteres—which greatly expand the Moon’s effects. While these royal stars could trigger challenging energies, Sagittarius is optimistic and expansive. Whatever strife that arises holds potential to reveal truth and bring about good fortune in the long haul. As we look to the horizon, Jupiter is set to shift into Sagittarius in November. Much-needed levity and cheer are on their way. In the meantime, it’s up to us to clarify our values, envision our most expansive future, and work together to align ourselves with love, tolerance, truth, and genuine compassion for humanity and Mother Earth.

In fields of tulips and daffodils, may we celebrate new life. May we work together to produce colorful visions and possibilities—infused with love for the Earth, ourselves, and one another.

Read the full article on The Astrology of May here...

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