Astrology of May: Patience is a Virtue

by Patty Shaw from Coventry Creations (posted with permission)

In the 21st century, one of our most significant symbols of money is the checkbook, and is a powerful book of revelation.Within a checkbook, we have a list of things that we have spent money on including who we give to, and perhaps more revelatory is who we do not. Essentially, this long list of bills, obligations, purchased pleasures, and contributions reveals who we are as an individual and our deepest values. So, in addition to money, the sign of Taurus is about getting in touch with our values.
The symbolism of the season is also impressing upon us that it’s time to grow. Whether that’s our physical bodies, projects, finances, or our health it takes time and patience, but if we sit back and let things grow and try not to fiddle with natural processes, our lives will grow beyond our expectations. 

The Sun makes only positive aspects throughout the month of May and this give us the power and motivation to make things happen. May is a great month for fertility-based spells (even pregnancy), financial spells, and general well-being spells. 

May starts out like a battle

The beginning of the month will be difficult while Mercury moves through impulsive Aries and slams into frustrating Saturn and complicating Pluto. This could lead to feelings of insecurity and self-doubt as our ambitions (Aries) become thwarted by outside obstacles. Pressing in and pressing on is the best course of action during this cycle and we recommend Van Van or Needed Changes Blessed Herbal candles throughout the first week of May. Venus also moves through Aries (the sign of her detriment) during the first part of the month. This is a difficult position for Venus, and she tends to be the “battle goddess” rather than the goddess of love. Relationships can be difficult, argumentative, and precarious because we become self-focused and concerned with our needs and desires and often ignore our partners. On the financial front, avoid making radical purchases during the beginning of May. Venus in Aries can be impulsive and leans towards making purchases that are not necessary or are based on momentary whims rather than necessities. Although action will be fast, furious, and possibly disorganized as Mars moves through Gemini, we still can complete much of our to-do list. Around May 5th, we need to try to curb our impulses because Mars will square Jupiter, which can lead to impulsive or out of control behavior. Lighting a Stability Blessed Herbal candle during the first part of the month will keep us grounded and less reactionary.

Mid month we will enjoy time to think

The fast-paced energy of the last few weeks will slow down, which for some will be a welcomed relief. Use this window to make sure that the direction our lives are headed in is practical and sustainable. Venus moves into Taurus mid-month and relationship issues will improve dramatically. This is a great time to do relationship growth and new relationships spells. Financial matters will improve too and is a great time to do prosperity related magic or attract financial resources. On May 15th, Mars will move into Cancer, this could trigger hyper-emotional behavior based on whims and insecurities. Pull emotional support from those around to stabilize impulses. Lean on Coventry’s super nurturing Happy Home and Emotional Balance Blessed Herbal candle or Adam and Eve Hoo Doo candle too.

Towards the end of the month things could look muddied.

Mercury will form a difficult square to Neptune. Neptune tends to confuse, befuddle, and deceive when it is in a difficult aspect to the trickster god. It’s recommended to keep a Truth and Justice Blessed Herbal candle going while this aspect is active. It will help us see the truth, whether that be about people or situations. On May 22nd, Mars forms a lovely sextile to Uranus, which is a great time for networking and socializing. A very nice way to wrap up the month.

Special thanks to our Astrology expert, Storm Cestavani, Astrological Life Coach, for his astute guidance on how the planets affect our daily lives. Meet Storm at

For Storm, Astrology is a lifelong study and passion. His combination of Astrology, psychology, mythology and Kabbalistic studies create an experience he calls Transformational Astrology. A session with Storm is about unlocking your potential through self-awareness, healing and perfect timing. We give Storm 12 stars.

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Patty Shaw is the Vice President of Coventry Creations Ent. Inc. making spiritual products since 1992, author of the award-winning Healers Almanac, Wisdom of the 21st Century Goddesses 2008, Winding Road Publishing and co-author with Jacki Smith of award-winning DIY Akashic Wisdom, accessing the library of your soul2013, Weiser Books. She is a certified Spiritual Counselor through UCM, CA since 1992 and uses the Akashic records, Reiki Master, Director of the CWS Reiki Healing Center..

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