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Pasatiempo - - HAPPENING IN MAY - Heather Roan Rob­bins www.roan­rob­

In this lusty month of May, un­der the Taurus sun we can in­dulge all our senses. Taurus en­cour­ages us to tend to all things earthy — to walk out­side, to gar­den — and to lend a help­ing hand to those in need.

To­day is May Day, a cel­e­bra­tion of life’s nat­u­ral bounty and of the work­ers of the world, their mus­cle and grit. Later in the week, as we ob­serve Star Wars Day (May the 4th be with you) and Cinco de Mayo, we en­joy the en­ergy of Taurus.

The shadow side of Taurus — pos­ses­sive­ness and ter­ri­to­ri­al­ity — emerge un­der a full moon in Scorpio this week­end, one of the most tem­pes­tu­ous and broody moons of the year. This moon also brings a cer­tain clear-sight­ed­ness: We can look at the worst, un­cov­er­ing our deep­est fears.

This year’s more dis­rup­tive as­tro­log­i­cal as­pects — in which Uranus squares Pluto and Saturn squares Nep­tune — are past their peak but still work in our cul­ture and on earth’s tec­tonic plates to cre­ate a po­lit­i­cally and ge­o­log­i­cally ac­tive year.

Un­der this full moon come fresh rev­e­la­tions about what’s needed and how we can help, us­ing prac­ti­cal Taurus as our guide. Mid­week, the sun trines em­pow­er­ing Pluto, ush­er­ing in an in­dus­tri­ous time to build and or­ga­nize.

Fri­day, May 1: On this ro­man­tic and sen­sual day, we work from the heart. Af­ter­noon brings our thoughts to May Day — to fair­ness and to eq­ui­table work — as the Libra moon squares Pluto and op­poses Uranus. Satur­day, May 2: This morn­ing may be pleas­ant, so­cia­ble, and even a bit sybaritic. The day me­an­ders, let­ting us put­ter around our gar­dens and around ques­tions of so­cial jus­tice and com­mu­nity. The mood grows sharper — sud­denly less for­giv­ing and more de­mand­ing — as the moon waxes into Scorpio tonight. Sun­day, May 3: Our sub­con­scious minds are up and run­ning un­der a full moon in Scorpio. If we see a wild look in peo­ple’s eyes, back off un­til they calm down. It’s a good day to med­i­tate so we can get to the roots of weedy prob­lems: Just don’t weed out what we love. Mon­day, May 4: An emo­tional high tide can get our hack­les up if we feel that oth­ers aren’t pulling their own weight or are step­ping on our toes. It may be tempt­ing to feel re­sent­ful, but that won’t fur­ther progress — work to­ward so­lu­tions in­stead. Defuse harsh sit­u­a­tions with com­pas­sion, hu­mor, and re­spect. Early evening gets feisty as the in­tense Scorpio moon op­poses Mars. Later, the evening mel­lows out: Kiss and make up. Tues­day, May 5: We can de­fine our re­spon­si­bil­i­ties and how we can help oth­ers un­der un­usual con­di­tions, as the moon and Saturn con­junct in Sagittarius. The plan­ets lend us the re­silience to do this. If there’s a com­mu­ni­ca­tion glitch this af­ter­noon, look to un­der­ly­ing worry or con­fu­sion to ex­plain it. Wed­nes­day, May 6: As the sun trines Pluto, we watch where we al­lo­cate our re­sources to bet­ter un­der­stand our­selves and oth­ers. We have an op­por­tu­nity to build or break down trust in the process. Time spent with chil­dren and an­i­mals can re­mind us to take our­selves less se­ri­ously. Thurs­day, May 7: Re­la­tion­ships need at­ten­tion, but not ob­ses­sion this morn­ing. We feel love and at­tach­ment run be­tween our hearts and those of oth­ers as Venus en­ters Can­cer. Let go of what isn’t hon­est: What we give freely is enough.

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