Transformation in the Stars: Astrology May 2020
When we consider the jyotish, or Vedic Astrology forecast May 2020, we note the aspects around transformation and reconnection. This month’s Libra Full Moon on May 7 offers some energy that supports compromise as well as connection with others. It can be fruitful to tap into this energy at this time. The New Moon on May 22 begins a cycle that supports greater clarity. Use this energy to propel yourself forward in a space of healing.
Jyotish May 7
Today we have the Full Moon in Libra, which provides a point of contrast to the New Moon in Aries of a couple weeks ago. This Full Moon brings other people, relationships, and compromise into this current self-driven Aries cycle. Aries is driving this lunation period toward a lot of individuality. That independence can seem fruitless if we don’t have others to share our bounty with. There will be a strong desire to connect with others at this time.
This Full Moon happens in Vishaka Nakshatra, ruled by Lord Indra and Lord Agni. These were the two main deities of the Rig Veda. They are related to fire and lightning and show a transformative nature, in which our personal relationships become more transpersonal and elevated toward higher culture.
Vedic Astrology May 14
Saturn and Jupiter are retrograde now for months–through the end of summer. We may see a reversal of “social distancing” and the current lockdown and quarantines that we are now experiencing. If not immediately, then within a short period of time. However, we will be dealing with stress, challenges, and the consequences of what this coronavirus epidemic has left behind. Namely: grieving, personal loss, and some devastation to the planet. It will be a time to reflect on where we go from here – as a species and individually.
There is a New Moon in Taurus now, which begins a 30-day cycle of comfort, happiness, and caring for each other. Taurus is ruled by Venus, the planet of love, beauty and harmony. These will be important features of the next 30 days. Pulling together individually and culturally will be front and center. Rebuilding and reconnecting will be important. In addition, Venus is joined this New Moon, showing healing and comfort to be readily available and accessible to all.
This New Moon is happening in Kritikka Nakshatra, the star of purification and clarity. We will feel very empowered to face our plight with intelligence and courage.
Sam Geppi (Sadasiva) is the author of Yoga and Vedic Astrology and The Ascendant—108 Planets of Vedic Astrology. He is the founder of the American Academy of Vedic Art and Science which offers three levels of certification programs in Vedic Astrology. Currently the Academy has more than 120 students enrolled. Visit Sam’s website at: vedicartandscience.com.