May 2013

Robert’s new Astrology and Spirituality book is now available (see below). Robert will be speaking at Great Lakes Astrology Conference!

“Take away love and our earth is a tomb.” -Robert Browning

“Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.” -Einstein

“Nowadays most people die of a sort of creeping common sense, and discover when it is too late that the only things one never regrets are one’s mistakes.”
-Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray

“Truth is what holds us all, Love is what wakens the ‘all’ in us. If you want others to be happy, share your love and truth. In the long run it is the same bell ringing, we are not separate from the world, or the world from us. True Love means Truth and Love. Truth protects love, love softens and flowers truth. This is going to be a summer of love and truth. Dig it, grow a garden! The garden inside makes us rich enough to love the whole earth and all in it.” -robert of mayflower

May 1st Mars in detrimental Taurus oppose Saturn in Scorpio makes for hard work breaking down the walls of separation and estrangement. Good for working patiently toward long-term goals. Fixed Signs grinding away, slow progress. Saturn and Pluto in mutual reception, each other’s ruling sign, indicate power changes for long-term growth behind the scenes in government and corporate economic policy and planning. The Uranus square Pluto this month (exact on the 20th) will further show success (or not) in many areas of striving and innovation, investment and new direction. We have no friends nor enemies, just teachers showing us what to do or what not to do by their behaviour, experience, and life. Words all vanish along with form, what we hold is the teaching striving for ascendency; an ever learning and growing. Mars Saturn aspects good for learning to work with others, patience and perseverance.

May 5th to 7th Mars/Mercury trine Pluto makes for intelligent power strides and some forward motion when it comes to big plans, innovations, building, economic progress. May 6th Venus becomes visible in the western sky after sunset (until January 5th ’14). Romance and future goals are in the evening airs.

May 5th-6th also are the Eta Aquarids Meteor Showers portending of coming to our practical senses about things, coming to earth.

New Moon Eclipse on 9th of May. Moon occults or blocks Mars, Mercury, and Sun. Ascension Day, Europe day, and Billy Joel’s and Mike Wallace’s Birthday. Possible sad world news along with many a breakthrough and progressive forward motion leaving the past behind. Hopefully this is a good earth day and not a trash and spoil the earth day. Such eclipse aspects may portend of death or loss of major celebrity or potent figure, leader. It could just as well energize the quick rise of someone to fame, as well as quick fall from such. Uranus/Pluto square this month adds to the challenging changing world picture for some. Eclipses make for touchy over-sensitiveness reactions, as well as its converse energetic of taking a deep breath and plunging into a new affair or business direction. The Venus square Neptune on the 13th adds to the Romeo and Juliet drama, or is it Psyche and Cupid? (See my new Astrology book for a detailed analysis of this great love story and initiation mythos.)

May 12th Mother’s Day Moon in Gemini conjunct Jupiter signifies a really fun lively talkative friendly day to get out and move around, meet with friends, shop, connect, network, and play. If in the mood of the moon, you can get a thousand things done today; otherwise good day to think, create, plan, feel good, love with the mind and heart.

May 13th Venus square Neptune, wild ideal highly motivated love or illusions and delusions, projections and masquerades? The future and past collide, imagination and love wins so be careful what you imagine and keep loving the world into peace and joy. This aspect is notorious for body fetish craziness. It’s the imagination! Use your creative imagination. Divine the divine in self and other and save your money spent on cosmetic surgery, tattoos, cosmetics, and worry. Intelligence is the ultimate aphrodisiac; love is the ultimate pain killer, mood changer, healer, and anti-gravity levity device.

May 15th Mercury goes into Gemini; ah, now we can truly think freely! Or is it that someone is finally listening? Good time to think, ponder, do.

May 17th into 18th Mercury squares Neptune. Don’t let your thoughts trick you, you are love and truth and the world calls you to prove it to yourself. Others come and go, get it or forget it or just don’t. Stick to well thought out plans and avoid risk these days.

May 20th Uranus squares Pluto for the 3rd time of 7. With Sun going into Gemini the same day and Mercury sextile Uranus in Aries, expect lots of news, quick shifts and adjustments to make things work, and a highly energized enthusiastic intelligence riding the air waves. With Mercury in its ruling sign, this may prove a good few days of good solid breath-through and reliable information. The Uranus/Pluto has so far been very indicative of restlessness and severe struggle for growth, reform, modifications, or renewal with much protest and aggravation. Such aspect can bring about a crisis in growth and a forced change for some. Force Majeure or intense occurrences bring swift reaction. Such aspect calls for higher truths and spiritual insights, new ways of working or striving to help lift souls feeling stressed and over-burdened with troubles out of their immediate suffering. Pluto is power and inner or outer poverty and debasement. Uranus is call for innovative new approaches to the world’s problems. The series of 7 squares signify a kind of ‘times up, lets do something’ and the frustration when one feels stuck or incapable of progressive action. Mass changes or re-arrangement of direction or day-to-day habits and routines for many. Cardinal Signs of Capricorn, Cancer, Libra, and Aries primarily concerned. Where such signs are in your astrology chart indicate what department of life is challenged. All major issues of the news are stressed. Good time to challenge oneself (gently and not forcibly) to grow in new ways. A breakthrough or breakdown aspect. Good for forming new thinking and psychology. Much patience and thoughtfulness, compassionate kindness and wisdom called for with such aspect. Listening with one’s heart, rather than pushing agenda, wise move at this time. Patience is a virtue, understanding a god-like quality.

May 24th Mercury conjunct Venus makes for much fun and playful friendly interactions. Good day to write a poem and send flowers. Good day for friendly encounters and working out tough problems.

May 25th Lunar Full Moon Eclipse in Sagittarius squaring Neptune the next day on 26th. Much love and truth, spiritually uplifting message/medium/massage, and possible breath-taking break-throughs everywhere when within these 4 days.

Mercury conjuncts Venus on 24th, Mercury conjuncts Jupiter on 27th, Venus conjuncts Jupiter on 28th (in other words, Mercury/Venus/Jupiter conjunct and have a heavenly conference for truth and love these days 24th to 28th during Full Moon eclipse).
This should really be the strong start to a healthy good summer, good year for crops and gardening, and a summer of love and wisdom truth! Watch for weirdness and drunken dumb numbness or violation late on 27th when Moon eclipses Pluto (an occultation). It may just prove a good time to go to bed early and rest up renew. This whole time period may prove a very inspirational moving loving good time.

May 31st Mars goes into Gemini making for an egregious month and a half June into July of outstandingly brash balderdashery, shock jockeying rigmarole twaddle, and flummery partying, politicking, and outlandishly wild consorting and convorting without serious practical result. It could also for some be a remarkably good time had by all. Mars in Gemini can be all talk, no action. Good for communication and going places, learning, networking, connecting. Danger of being too busy for oneself or one’s closest friends. Good aspect for carrying a good book along each journey.


Robert is speaking on Astrology Predictions, current events, and other concerns of being Human at The Great Lakes Astrology Conference. See for more info on the, many other astrologers teaching at such too!

Robert is available for readings and consultations, call (248) 547-8227.

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Robert Thibodeau
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Berkley, MI
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