The Sun flows through your 12th house this month bringing great opportunities for finding inner riches, but there is also a catch … The same house that rules this place of hidden power, also holds your deepest fears. What sits as a potential for you at this time is nothing short of pure alchemy ~ taking the deepest and darkest muck in your being, coming from your ancestry, past-life, and this life time, and converting it into shiny, and very valuable, gold is the mission 🙂
Any psychological or spiritual work done at this time holds even more power than usual. Hypnosis, affirmations, subliminal messaging audio’s, and meditation are all amazing ways to use this energy.
Shamanic work is also extra powerful at this time. Anything you can do to gather lost soul pieces from people, places, and experiences will be even more profound and effective now.
The 12th house is also the house of dream-time. Your dreams may be more active now. Valuable insights about patterns, programs, and future trajectories may be more readily available now. Consciously using the subconscious space for problem-solving and manifesting is especially potent now. Posing a problem that needs solution to your subconscious mind before going to bed can help you to use the dream space to effectively work things out, helping you wake up with solutions. Lucid dreaming (where you become aware that you are dreaming as you are dreaming) may be more active now and if you would like to foster this experience, intentionally working on this now may be very fruitful.
The 12th house is like your attic: there is a lot to clear out and go through in this space but there is also things there that you will re-find that you will be happy to have back, and other treasures yet to explore.
Quality sleep is a cornerstone of vibrant health and well-being. This period of time may bring the topic of sleep up in a bigger way through increased trouble sleeping or for some other reason give more impetus to focus on improving sleep. Also, this time could bring important information or breakthroughs in the arena of sleep.
It is an amazing time for retreats, rest, and unplugging from technology.
This placement is a preparation for your birthday/rebirth time coming soon. It can be tempting to engage in avoidance behaviors as the 12th house is activated but consciously and gratefully greeting these things swept under the rug can make for an even more powerful birthday/rebirth/manifestation period.
Often in the weeks before birthday time, the things you DON’T want make themselves more apparent to better prepare you to make your birthday wishes to create the things you DO want 🙂 Do the work now and reap the rewards soon.
This month is also chock full of artistic opportunities. Magical, flowing, creativity is very common during 12th house transits so if you can get time alone to process and create it will likely be very productive. Also, if you already are working in the arts, opportunities for your craft to go to a bigger level could come now. You can say yes to opportunities that feel good that may come your way. Lots of opportunities will abound now, just make sure to read paperwork carefully and make sure you know what you are getting into and take care not to over commit.
You may feel drawn to bring your hobbies into the professional arena or make advances in your professional artistic work. If you are drawn to push some things out into the world that are ready to be seen, follow your intuition and the synchronicities to guide your decision-making.
Taurus energies bring great focus and discipline earlier in the month then Gemini takes over as the dominating force bringing excess physical and mental activity, scatteredness and movement. The Venus retrograde shadow period runs through May 12 with the official Venus retro transit starting May 13 and running through June 25, with a post shadow period going until the very end of July 2020. Venus rules love, beauty, money, design, self-esteem – so LOTS of area affected by this transit! The retrograde brings things on the topic of Venus back from the past into forefront, both blissful and challenging things can float back into focus to be worked with. You can see more about Venus retrograde in my video on the topic and my blog series. Here is my Venus Retrograde written version of the video with additions and updates I have made over time of people asking questions on the topic.
Eclipses often bring drama, intense endings, exciting new beginnings, and surprise trajectory changes. We have 3 eclipses this eclipse season (I am calling them the Triad of Transformation) – June 5 a Lunar eclipse at 15° of Sagittarius (starting the new Sagittarius/Gemini Eclipse cycle that runs through early 2021), a Solar eclipse at 0° of Cancer on June 21, and a second Lunar eclipse at 13° of Capricorn finishing off the Cancer/Capricorn eclipse cycle that started mid-2018. Since eclipses often start heating up with news and events 4-6 weeks (or more) before the actual eclipses, May is prime time for eclipse happenings.
If your birthday is late in the sign (or if you are reading for your rising sign and have a late degree) this report will start to be relevant for you towards the end of the month, for earlier in the month you many find that the Cancer Horoscope is more relevant for you.
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