The month of May begins with a total of 5 planets retrograde. Matters relevant to the planets involved tend to be delayed, confused, reviewed or repeated, or put on the back burner. Pluto in Capricorn symbolizes the current political scene as certainly oddly reminiscent of campaigns from long ago. Retrograde Mars suggests a replay of the various wars in the Middle East, retrograde Saturn of issues over delays in education, social security and similar programs. Retrograde Mercury presents opportunities for review, replay, repair,  restoration, etc., Retrograde Jupiter delays benefits to Virgos.

Jupiter turns direct on the 9th; rewards that have been delayed may now materialize. Mercury turns direct on the 22nd. Delay new purchases except for replacements until then. Besides the Sun, only Venus and Mars will change signs. On the 27th Retrograde Mars retraces its steps into Scorpio, bringing a chance to check over past activities involving investments, taxes, and insurance, as well as reviewing healing techniques. On the 24th, Venus will enter Gemini, giving a boost to communication and neighborhood and brother/sister relationships. This could be a good time to purchase a car or other form of transportation.

The New Moon in Taurus is on the 5th. Write your New Moon checks and make lists of your intentions for the next two weeks--time to check finances, go through possessions to see what needs replacing, review mental attitudes and opinions you may have to see what is working well for you. The Full Moon in Sagittarius is on the 21st, bringing a time to check on whatever educational books and programs that are no longer useful you may wish to eliminate. The Full Moon illuminates dreams; watch to see if any reflect truth or prophecy. 

This is a rather quiet month astrologically. Days to be optimistic and put effort into achieving include the 3rd, 7th, 9th, 10th,12th,13th, 22nd, and 30th. Days to be a bit more mindful include the 21st, 24th, 25th, and 26th. However there are no major disruptive aspects this month. However, it is best to be mindful of the ongoing Retrograde Mercury that will be in force from the 1st to the 22nd. It is wise to postpone major purchases, especially of machinery, unless you are replacing something and it is necessary to your functioning. Also be sure to check directions, instructions, and information of all kinds.

The month begins in Taurus, an earth sign powered by Venus, traditionally a time for planting, tending to the garden, checking over possessions and whatever else you have. This can include habits, ideas, prejudices both positive and negative, predispositions and opinions. The Air sign Gemini, a common or mutable sign begins on the 20th and the focus shifts to Mercury and communication, transportation, and siblings. Time to revive any lapsed family connections, or reinforce them, as well as the get in touch with friends.



Mothers  Day - (May 8th 2016) US. Canada, Brazil, and Australia

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May Day - (May 1st)

Memorial Day - (May 26th 2014)

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Sun 1st May Day (Fact The History of May Day) - Sensitive Pisces Moon shines love to all on May Day, joyfully celebrated with dancing and merriment. Sun/Neptune suggests tuning in to nature
Mon 2nd The Kentucky Derby (Running is run May 6th 2016, the Kentucky Derby Festival is April 12th to May 5th 2014) - Compassionate Pisces Moon suggests doing for others today
Tue 3rd Scattered Pisces Moon gives way to Commanding Aries Moon at 1 PM. Plan to catch up in the morning and begin projects PM. Sun/Jupiter trine brings good fortune to Earth signs
Wed 4th Pushy Aries Moon helps us be efficient; plan accomplishments
Thur 5th Cinco de Mayo (Fact The History of Cinco de Mayo) Forceful Aries Moon gives way to gentle Taurus Moon at 1 PM. Plan then to work on what's already begun
Fri 6th The Buddha's Birthday (East Asia) - Music loving New Moon in Taurus can inspire us to change our tune, promoting creativity for gardens, crafts or our surroundings
Sat 7th Steady Taurus Moon gives way to sociable Gemini Moon at 12:30 PM. Plan to finish up in AM and in PM attend to communications or errands. Sun/Pluto trine brings good energy for changes, transformations
Sun 8th V.E Day - Western Europe (Fact The History of VE Day) and Mothers Day - U.S, Canada, Brazil, and Australia (Fact The History of Mothers Day) - Peripatetic Gemini Moon says visit friends or take a ride just for fun
Mon 9th Gabby Gemini Moon says finish up emails, calls before shy Cancer Moon shines at 1:30 PM. Jupiter turns direct, helping deliver delayed rewards. Sun/Mercury conjunction assists communications of all kinds
Tue 10th Motherly Cancer Moon says care for loved ones, Venus/Jupiter trine brings good luck to Earth signs, helps smiles bloom for all
Wed 11th Loving Cancer Moon shines for kindness to all, romantic Leo Moon at 5:30 PM could bring pleasure to the evening
Thur 12th International Nurses Day (Fact The History of Nurses Day) - Regal Leo Moon rules the roost inspiring generosity for all. Mercury/Pluto trine enhances changes--go for it
Fri 13th Creative Leo Moon suggests beautifying your surroundings. Mercury/Venus trine helps us think of good methods, Venus/Pluto trine assists with choices for important alterations
Sat 14th Particular Virgo Moon oversees an efficient day
Sun 15th Exacting Virgo Moon helps us to organize and arrange
Mon 16th Efficient Virgo Moon gives way to balance loving Libra Moon at 1:30. Accomplish needed tasks early, then harmonize surroundings
Tue 17th Artistic Libra Moon helps us design and arrange attractively
Wed 18th Indecisive Libra Moon suggests putting off important plans
Thur 19th Intense Scorpio Moon adds good energy to whatever is done
Fri 20th Passionate Scorpio Moon suggests a cozy evening. Sun into Gemini brings lightness and fun
Sat 21st Star gazing Sagittarius Full Moon suggests giving thought to your methodology for future plans. Sun/Mars opposition symbolizes blocks to action
Sun 22nd Athletic Sagittarius Moon says go for a walk or a run. Mercury turns direct, now delays dissolve
Mon 23rd Hospitable Sagittarius Moon suggests you take a friend to lunch
Tue 24th Organized Capricorn Moon helps make an efficient day. Venus moves into Gemini, decisions become harder. Venus/Mars opposition may symbolize disagreements.
Wed 25th Ambitious Capricorn Moon helps us accomplish much. Later Jupiter/Saturn square could mean blocks to generosity. Hold off asking
Thur 26th Inventive Aquarius Moon brings potential for unusual ideas
Fri 27th Gregarious Aquarius Moon suggests gathering with friends. Mars backs into Scorpio inspiring revisions of changes
Sat 28th Altruistic Aquarius Moon says volunteer your services. 5 PM Sweet Pisces Moon enjoys a kindly evening.
Sun 29th The Indianapolis 500 - Psychic Pisces Moon helps us tune into others and be of help
Mon 30th Memorial Day - (Fact The History of Memorial Day) - Loving Pisces Moon starts the week off with an impetus to good deeds. 9 PM Aries Moon brightens bedtime. Mercury/Pluto trine inspires dreams of change
Tue 31st Off and running Aries Moon makes for an active day

International Nurses Day - (May 12th)
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Armed Forces Day U.S - (May 17th 2014)
Cinco de Mayo - (May 5th)

Holidays &  Other Interesting events happening in MAY:
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Month Long May Events:
  • Clean Air Month, created by the EPA and other health organizations.
  • National Bike Month
  • Asian Pacific American Heritage Month A celebration of Asian and Pacific Islanders in the United States. National Arthritis Month (United States).
  • National Salsa (sauce) Month, mostly celebrated due to Cinco De Mayo.
  • National Barbecue Month, In 1982 when the industry figured it was time to acknowledge that this is the time when 'the season' typically began.
  • National Preservation Month, created by the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
  • Older Americans Month, Aging to Celebrate Older Americans Month.
  • Lightning Strike Awareness Month (United States).
  • Jewish American Heritage Month (United States).
  • May is traditionally devoted to the Blessed Virgin Mary in Roman Catholic traditions. May crowning occurs in some locales at the beginning of the month.
  • In New Zealand May is the New Zealand Music Month.

Week Long Events in May: The League of American Bicyclists is promoting Bike-to-Work Week from May 10th-17th, and Bike-to-Work Day on Friday (May 16th).

In Germany it is an old custom to plant a "tree of May" to honor someone. Often young men set up an adorned birch in front of their girlfriends house in the night before May 1st.

In many countries, May Day is May 1. This is celebrated as Labor Day in many countries

In the United Kingdom local elections for 143 English councils and all Welsh councils, are to take place May 1st.

In the Irish calendar May 1st is Beltane (Bealtaine), the first day of Summer, and a public holiday is held on the first Monday in May

The Kentucky Derby this year is to be run (May 2nd 2015), The Kentucky Derby Festival starts two weeks prior to the Kentucky Derby. This year it is celebrated April 18th through May 1st 2015). The first Saturday in May is the date of the annual Kentucky Derby, the most famous horse race in the United States. Click here for the official website of the Kentucky Derby.

The annual Global Marijuana March takes place in a number of cities around the world. This year it is scheduled for May 3rd 2016, (see also Weedwiki)

May 4th in the Netherlands is the day of Remembrance of the Dead, commemorating all the casualties in military conflicts involving the Netherlands.

Cinco De Mayo  is celebrated May 5th.

May 5th is the Children's Day in Japan, Korea, and China.

May 5th is Liberation Day in the Netherlands, celebrating the ending of the German occupation.

The Buddha's Birthday in all east Asian countries, except Japan beginning in 1873, is held on the 8th day of the 4th month in the Chinese lunar calendar, and the day is an official holiday in Hong Kong, Macau, and South Korea. The date falls from the end of April to the end of May in the Gregorian calendar. When is the Buddha's Birthday?  Well it depends on what country you are in click here for details.

May 7th 2008 - Resignation of Russian President Vladimir Putin and handover of the presidential power to Dmitry Medvedev.

In Western Europe May 8th is VE Day, and in Eastern Europe it is celebrated on May 9th.

Mothers Day is celebrated this year on (May 8th 2016) in most countries (see below), click here for more details on Mothers Day and what days it is celebrated in other countries
This year Mother's Day is celebrated Internationally as follows:
  • May 8th 2014 (Parent's Day) - South Korea and Albania
  • May 10th - Mexico
  • May 10th - South America, El Salvador, Guatemala, Oman, and Pakistan
  • May 11th 2014 (2nd Sunday of the month) - Anguilla, Aruba, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Barbados, Bangladesh, Belgium, Belize, Bermuda, Bonaire, Brazil, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Croatia, Curaçao, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Grenada, Honduras, Hong Kong, Iceland, India, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Latvia, Malta, Malaysia, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Peru, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, Suriname, Switzerland, Taiwan, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, United States, Uruguay, Venezuela, Zimbabwe
  • May 25th 2014 (last Sunday of the month) - France (switches to first Sunday of June if coincides with Pentecost), Dominican Republic, Haiti, Sweden, and Morocco
  • May 26th 2014 - Poland
  • May 27th 2014 - Bolivia

Golden Spike Day (May 10th 1869 - Completion of the First Transcontinental Railroad - Promontory Summit, Utah, USA).

International Nurses Day is celebrated May12th.

Towel Day is celebrated in May in tribute to Douglas Adams, author of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Under the French Ancient Régime, it was of habit to “plant a May” or a “tree of May” in the honor of somebody. The County of Nice saw girls and boys “turn the May” with the sound of fife and drum, i.e. to dance rounds of May around the tree of May planted on the place of the village

May 17th, the Norwegian Constitution Day is celebrated

The The Indianapolis 500 Race (is traditionally run on Memorial Day)  this year it is Sunday May 29th 2016, the official site is here. Pole position results can be found here pole positions.

Memorial Day (Last Mon of the Month in the United States) , this year it is celebrated on Monday - May 30th 2016.

May is the fifth month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar and one of seven Gregorian months with the length of 31 Days.

The month may have been named for the Greek goddess Maia, who was identified with the Roman goddess of fertility, Bona Dea, whose festival was held in May.

In Japan, there is the so-called May sickness, where new students or workers start to be tired of their new schoolwork or jobs. (In Japan school years and fiscal years start on April 1st.

Other names for May: In Finnish, the month is called Toukokuu, meaning "month of sowing". In Slovene, it is called Veliki Traven, which means the month of high grass. In Xhosa, May is known as NgekaCanzibe, meaning "month of Canopus". It is also the final month of the year by the traditional Xhosa calendar.

Fact: May is the only month in which a U.S President has not died.

May in the Northern Hemisphere is the seasonal equivalent to November in the Southern Hemisphere and vice versa.

The bird of May is the nightingale

May's birth flower is the lily of the valley or hawthorn.

May's birthstone is the emerald.
More: Bizarre & Unique Holidays for (May):
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