LAURA'S MAY 2021
MYSTICAL MIDLIFE READING
What is North Node Astrology?
How December 2020’s sky weather affects you will vary, depending on your entire natal chart, but your North Node Horoscope transcends monthly sky events. That’s because your North Node reveals what your soul came here to do. By midlife, the soul starts longing and pressing us to live our true purpose. At first, it whispers through intuition. Then it knocks a little louder through “coincidences” and external events. When not heard and honored, the soul’s longing can show up as health crises, marriage or work issues, or wondering “is this all there is?” If you feel a need to reinvent yourself, following North Node guidance helps you do that authentically — for you.
Unlike generic Sun Sign horoscopes, which ignore so many other aspects, following North Node guidance will always lead you in the right direction. Doors open, healing happens, relationships improve, and life gets more magical. This monthly column will help you tap into your personal North Node Mojo. When you start living your North Node purpose, we all win, because you not only begin to light up your own life. You light up the world. – Laura
Harness an Explosive May With Your North Node Reading!
MAY 2021 FORECAST
May begins with the same explosive energy of late April. Lightning flashes reveal a society and/or personal life that feels upside down and inside out. Seek and embrace insights from this temporary perspective. Sometimes seeing what you don’t want allows you to clarify and more easily receive delightful things. It’s OK to change your mind! This month’s Gemini energy encourages you to explore multiple meanings and potential realities.
Once you know what you want or need, cultivate positive change and innovation. With the Sun in earthy Taurus until May 20, remember: today’s seeds are tomorrow’s flowers. Resist the urge to tear up the garden. Only nourish and water that which you wish to grow.
With the transiting North Node in Gemini, May’s many Gemini transits catalyze our collective destiny. Expect special emphasis on relationships, values, communication, understanding, and identity. May also begins the 2021 Eclipse Season with a Full Moon Total Lunar Eclipse in Sagittarius on May 26.
In keeping with its predominant Gemini energy, May 2021’s a complex month. Below, you can find some of the month’s highlights, and below that, you can find your Second Quarter North Node Horoscope.
May 3 Mercury enters Gemini. Mercury in his home sign speeds up communication and processing of information. As a mutable sign, Gemini urges us to consider different viewpoints and nuances. Mercury in Gemini favors rational thought over knee-jerk emotional reactions. Pay attention when things don’t add up. Investigate discrepancies rather than censoring what fails to fit the narrative.
May 8 Venus enters Gemini. Flirtation rises to the forefront with the Love Goddess in verbal Gemini. This month brings extra oomph to affirmations of love and self esteem. You’ll also find it easier to recognize who and what makes you happy. Record those insights! May’s a good time to invest in things that expand your mind — beautiful books, an online course, or chatting with someone who offers clarity and encouragement.
May 11 New Moon in Taurus at 3:00 p.m. Eastern. Even more so than usual, this New Moon offers the promise of new life. Like the dove symbolizing the end of the Great Flood, this New Moon in Taurus promises rewards for those who manage to follow and maintain their faith amidst trying circumstances. If you’ve weathered the storm, remember to watch for rainbows.
May 13 Jupiter enters Pisces. Along with Neptune, Jupiter co-rules Pisces. He feels right at home in the sign of the mystic. Indulge your philosophical side. Lean into compassion, inspiration and spirituality. Hone greater empathy if you have trouble cultivating that; practice good energy hygiene and “energy brush offs” if you’re already an empath. This period between May 13 and July 20 offers a preview of the time when Jupiter enters Pisces for the long haul — from December 29, 2021 until May 25, 2022. Jupiter expands whatever it touches. Small spiritual adjustments create big time 3D effects.
May 19 Venus trine Saturn. I often describe Venus trine Saturn as “harmonious glue.” You might opt for sensible relationships rather than full on passion, but a slow buildup proves worth the wait. This short transit also favors bringing artistic ideas into tangible form.
May 20 Sun enters Gemini and squares Jupiter the next day. This next month shines light on double-talk and supports compromise. Allow for a bigger picture and higher philosophy to inform your understanding. If boredom drags you down, take a mini road trip or Artist’s Date à la Julia Cameron.
May 23 Saturn turns Retrograde until October 10. This retrograde initiates a period of contraction, introspection and careful evaluation of what does and doesn’t work. It might feel frustrating to enter the tunnel, but think of it as a birth canal. These contractions push us forward. The end of this tunnel brings new life. A baby takes time to be born, but nothing will ever be the same after this birth. With Saturn in Aquarius, we can expect something innovative, new and cosmic. Breathe, and trust the process. Labor doesn’t need to be painful, but even when it is, the end result is worth the effort.
May 26 Full Moon Total Lunar Eclipse in Sagittarius 7:14 a.m. Eastern. This Full Moon Lunar Eclipse reveals tensions between repressed feelings and group solidarity. Pay attention to light shining on old patterns, condescension, and/or rigid ideals. Do these attitudes still fit? Accept invitations to upgrade.
May 29 Mercury turns Retrograde until June 22. Even more than usual, this Mercury Rx period favors review, re-evalution, trouble-shooting, and taking the time to explore all your options before committing.
LAURA’S DEC 2020 MIDLIFE NORTH NODE READINGS
ARIES NORTH NODE
December is the last full month Aries ruler Mars will be in his home sign. Mars usually spends only six weeks in each sign, but a long retrograde had him activating your North Node sign from June 27, 2020 until January 6, 2021. That's ten times the activation of a normal Mars transit. Now that Mars is moving forward again, you can expect more clarity and vigor regarding destiny level urges and desires. Beginning December 21, the Sun will shine light on your nodal axis -- where your soul has been and where you're headed. Remember, a small shift in perspective allows you to change frustration and anger into determination. Summon the energy to complete something before the end of the year. It doesn't need to be a big thing, but finishing a commitment will make you feel better about all of 2020. Release something you no longer need on the 29th's Full Moon. It's been a long year: time to move on!
TAURUS NORTH NODE
This is a powerful, dramatic month for Taurus North Node natives. Allow yourself the time to process change. Even positive change requires integration. Justice and a sense of completion are themes for this last month of the year. Take stock of what you've acquired in 2020. Skills, tools, surroundings: it all matters. You are learning to build and celebrate a better world. This creation takes time, and that's OK. Slow, steady shifts are less traumatic and more sustainable. Take the long term view. Even if your year feels incomplete, note whatever has run its course. If you look for them, you're bound to find areas where you've made solid progress. No one else knows what kind of inner transformation it took for you to make those steps. Spend some quiet time puttering and arranging things the way you like them. You have time now. Events will ramp up in January.
GEMINI NORTH NODE
If you've felt trapped by illusions, reaching for the light in a long, dark tunnel, the good news is that it's always darkest before the dawn. Gemini North Node natives have felt a lot of pressure this Fall, more so than most signs. With the transiting North Node moving through your sign and reordering life according to destiny, plus quincunx demands from Pluto, Jupiter and Saturn in Capricorn, it may have felt like you "can't catch a break" and "where's your happy ending?" On December 17 and 19, heavyweights Saturn then Jupiter move into fellow Air Sign Aquarius, heralding a new Age of Air after 200 years of Earth energy. Change takes time to integrate, but Gemini North Node natives are here to embrace and revel in change. Yes, you can twist and turn and even dance your way to happier times. Allow some of that zany Aquarian energy to shake up your routines and anything stuck. Aquarius and Gemini are great friends. Keep going. More compatible companions and energies are on the way.
CANCER NORTH NODE
The biggest events in December for Cancer North Node natives are the Winter Equinox/Saturn/Jupiter conjunction on December 21st, and the Full Moon at 10:28 p.m. Eastern time on the 29th. Winter Equinox marks the transition from Sun into your South Node sign of Capricorn, where for the next 30 days, it will highlight old issues, relationship patterns and expectations. As the Sun sheds light on these areas, you'll need to remind yourself to remain open to emotions. There is a surprising strength in vulnerability. This is the Second Full Moon in Cancer in 2020, and this "Long Night's Moon" asks you to evaluate how you've changed since January. What endings brought new beginnings? In which ways did life challenge you to give more freely? How did life restructure itself in support of softer, more heartfelt priorities? 2020 was a challenging year. Be sure to claim the reward for your hard work.
LEO NORTH NODE
If you've been waiting for your ships to arrive, continue to have faith that good, new things are on the horizon. The Universe wants you to succeed. Sometimes it just takes patience in order for things to turn your way. What makes you feel young at heart? Fill some of your waiting time by doing more of those things. Leo's need to play. Jupiter and Saturn are moving into your South Node sign in mid-December. Resist tendencies to get too serious, group-oriented or emotionally detached. You need to live from a place of joy and natural instinct. Get off your electronic devices for a good stretch each day! Step away from your desk and social media. You'll feel more emotionally grounded if you get into your body and out in nature. Take advantage of the first three weeks of December as the Sagittarius Sun shines supportive light on your destiny and business ventures. Pay attention to passion and desires that arise, and give yourself permission to pursue them.
VIRGO NORTH NODE
Maintain mental clarity this holiday season by minimizing any tendencies to zone out with sugar or alcohol. You're much stronger and more grounded when you stick to diet and exercise. You can ease up on intensity, but don't get too far off track. You'll feel so much better if you eat healthy foods and make time to meditate, walk or run. Modify your routine rather than throwing it out. For you, it's much easier to keep a good thing going than to crawl out of a bad habit again and again. Give yourself the gift of strength, and don't be afraid to live a life of true abundance. Focus on grounded support -- both giving and receiving. You have an ability to inspire others through your own discipline. When you live your best self, you model what's possible for others. You can make the mundane sacred by devoting yourself to life's little details.
LIBRA NORTH NODE
In mid-December, Saturn and Jupiter join forces in fellow Air Sign Aquarius, finally offering expansive and supportive energy to Libra North Node natives. Just having these two heavyweights out of Capricorn will feel like a relief. Meanwhile, the transiting North Node continues trining Libra from Air Sign Gemini. Instead of feeling so pushed and pressed, Libra North Node natives will start feeling some wind beneath their wings: success and rejuvenation on a destiny level. Just remember that victories taste sweeter when shared with others. Uplift and inspire by partnering with those who may not have your courage or confidence. Find balance in all things, especially in the active and receptive. When in doubt, err on the side of a little too much generosity. Reach out and make someone's day by showing them you care.
SCORPIO NORTH NODE
If you feel stuck or unable to let go of emotions, or situations in your life, try moving out physical items. 'Tis the season for giving. Do you really need all of that old stuff?! Belongings hold energy. If you haven't used it or looked at it in five years, can you think of someone who could? When you give away that which no longer serves, you open room for the kind of abundance you do need. Is it health? Emotional support? A sense that your day will finally arrive? When you recognize such abundance that you can give some away, you move from a space of lack to one of receiving that which you truly need. If you put your faith in externals beyond your control, you will never feel secure. Practice surrendering to a Higher Power. Cultivate an ability to recognize that which remains eternal amidst constant change. Thou art that.
SAGITTARIUS NORTH NODE
The Sun's in your sign for three weeks. Enjoy the clarity it offers as the collective South Node continues bringing up old patterns and relationships for review. This focus on old relationships intensifies mid-month with a New Moon Total Solar Eclipse on December 14. Love Goddess Venus enters Sagittarius the very next day, bringing grace, beauty and self-esteem. Count your blessings this month and aim to reclaim the best of the old while sparking new passion and zest for life. Be bold and wear red. 'Tis the season to bring the light and bright to darker, heavier energies. People turn to you for the unvarnished truth. You know more than you think you do. Choose one area where you'd like to deepen your studies and experience. If you've been going stir crazy with travel restrictions, find a way to satisfy that urge. Road trip to Air BnB's, watch travel videos, or read a novel set where you want to go. Reignite your sense of adventure.
CAPRICORN NORTH NODE
Jupiter and Saturn finish their journey through Capricorn, with Saturn moving to Aquarius on the 17th, followed by Jupiter on the 19th. Saturn won't return to his home sign of Capricorn until 2048, so git 'er done! On Winter Solstice, December 21, when Jupiter and Saturn meet in Aquarius, the Sun moves into Capricorn, shining light on your North Node sign for the next month. Pay attention to any insights you receive on or around the Full Moon on the 29th. Use this time to assess how you've changed this year. What new structures and foundations have you built? How have you re-balanced any tendencies to over-give? How has your health improved by setting boundaries and managing your emotions? Continue focusing on best of the old while ushering in improvements and upgrades. Cultivating an awareness of two worlds will help you navigate big events with greater ease. When you partner with the guiding force of the Universe, life becomes a dance.
AQUARIUS NORTH NODE
On December 17, Saturn moves into Aquarius, followed by Jupiter on the 19th and their Great Conjunction on Winter Solstice. This change in the winds begins to activate destiny level shifts in your North Node sign. Jupiter will expand and supercharge Aquarius for 12 months, while Saturn remains for 2.5 years. As Father Time and Lord of Karma, Saturn has a special relationship with the North Node. You might feel a cosmic "ahem," urging you to evaluate where you're on path and where you need to adjust your approach. Yours is an innovative sign. If you feel pressured or restricted, ask, "What am I missing?" and "I wonder what solutions I'm about to find?" Some of these solutions will probably seem counter-intuitive, but a higher order guides your process. Now would be a good time to explore your natal chart or deepen astrology studies. Carve out time for "flighty" pursuits and things that "float your boat." A zany new interest could change your life in profound ways.
PISCES NORTH NODE
If you catch yourself worrying about things beyond your control, close your eyes and allow yourself to feel the emotions. Getting stuck in your head doesn't serve you. As Helen Keller said, "The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched -- they must be felt with the heart." Tune into the magic and childlike wonder of this season. Creative pursuits bring delight, and so do children. If you can't spend the holidays in person with younger loved ones, try some other means of connection. Remember to balance external obligations with your internal needs. You'll move through life more efficiently if you take some time each day to mediate and/or center yourself. This month could bring friction in relationships and questions of your own self-value. You have what it takes to navigate these challenges. Lead with Spirit and let the 3D world follow along. When in doubt, paint, sing or dance it out.
You are probably wondering ...
Who is Laura Bruno?
Laura Bruno (that’s me!) is an Empowerment Coach, Medical Intuitive, Astrologer, Reiki Master Teacher and Life Path Reader. I specialize in transitions, life changing health issues, silver linings, and inspiring others to live bold and beautiful lives. I hold a Masters Degree in English Language and Literature from the University of Chicago. A 1998 traumatic brain injury shifted my focus from reading books to reading energy. It was a gift. My last 19 years have been spent helping people heal themselves and our world. You can read more about me on my website About Page.
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