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Astrology Forecast for May 2019: Mercury Cazimi in Gemini

Astrology Forecast for May 2019: Mercury Cazimi in Gemini

In episode 203 astrologers Kelly Surtees, Austin Coppock, and Chris Brennan present the astrological forecast for May of 2019.

May features a New Moon in Taurus, a Full Moon in Scorpio, a Sun-Mercury cazimi in Gemini, and more.

At the top of the show we discuss a few miscellaneous news topics, such as what it is like being in a relationship with another astrologer, whether astrology is inherently discriminatory, and then later in the episode whether knowledge of an ephemeris is a prerequisite for being an astrologer.

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This episode is available in both audio and video versions below.

News and Announcements

Here are some news and announcements:

  • Our live podcast event at the Northwest Astrological Conference is taking place on Thursday, May 23, 2019, starting at 8:30 PM. Seating is limited, so you may want to get there early, by let’s say 7:30 or so.
    • We are going to do a Q&A, and we are currently accepting questions for this. Send you question by email to Chris at astrologue@gmail.com. Please try to keep them concise so that they can be read on the air if selected.
    • Tickets for NOWAC are sold out, although you can contact Laura Nalbandian to be put on a waiting list in case some tickets free up: nwastroconf@gmail.com
  • Kelly will be in New York City on May 18 to do a full day workshop on progressions with the NCGR.
  • Austin is hosting an event with Gordon White titled As Above in Portland on September 14, 2019. It will be a one-of-a-kind night of magic, astrology, ontology, talismanry, booze and food trucks.
  • Chris is just preparing for NORWAC. Thanks everyone who sent in reception examples last month! I haven’t been able to respond to everyone, but appreciate each of you nonetheless.

The Astrology of May

Here are some of the highlights of May:

  • New Moon in Taurus, May 4
  • Mars opposite Jupiter, May 5
  • Mercury into Taurus, May 6
  • Mercury conjunct Uranus May 8
  • Venus into Taurus May 15
  • Mars into Cancer May 15
  • Full Moon into Scorpio, May 18
  • Venus conjunct Uranus, May 18
  • Mercury into Gemini, May 21
  • Sun into Gemini, May 21
  • Mercury conjunct Sun in Gemini, May 21

Auspicious Electional Chart for May

The auspicious election this month that was chosen by Leisa Schaim is set for:

There are a five more electional charts that we found for May, which are available in our private subscriber-only podcast on auspicious elections that was released yesterday.


We finished the pre-forecast banter and started talking about the astrology of May somewhere around 45 minutes into the episode.

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  • Before the internet, the ephemeris was the Bible. Having a book to mark and reference is much different from having to turn on your computer to find out. I can’t imagine living without it. Also have the 20th C with the red cover now book mark and the paper of that book such a nice feel. Gone are the days.

  • Would love you all to add a segment to the monthly podcast where you review the major events of the previous month and how they aligned with the forecast. I mean, what’s the point of a forecast if you don’t evaluate how it worked out? Wouldn’t have to be super detailed, just the major transits and events. Any chance?

    • Good idea! We do that sometimes, but it tends to be more haphazard. It would be good to make it a regular segment though.

      • Oh yes, especially main events of the month – would’ve been curious to hear about the planets of the Notre Dame burning for example… Good job guys, though, love your approach!

  • How did the disclaimer “For Entertainment Purposes Only” come into common use?
    In the United States, daily horoscopes are commonly disclaimed with the phrase “For Entertainment Purposes Only.” I’d like to know what precipitated the appearance and prevalence of that disclaimer. Was there a widely publicized event or court case that caused it to come about?

    • In some states like New York I think it is a law that you have to put that disclaimer on things related to astrology and “fortune telling.”

  • Chris: per your concern about skeptics finding new ways to put down astrology. As a practical Capricorn I think that it is a waste of time to worry about this. Skeptics of all stripes get their sexual jollies by putting other people down. Logic and greater explanations are not going to stop their behavior because they are not interested in taking a different point of view. If you come up with one thing to counter them, they will just find another issue to use to beat their drum. I have also noted that nay sayers and skeptics are usually people who like to fight. They get energy from the fight. If you let yourself engage them or worry about them, they have hooked you and you will just find them getting stronger as they suck the energy out of you.

    You seem to have a strong desire to keep everything safe and without controversy or problems. I have never found this to be an actual thing possible of being accomplished. People who want to be prejudiced will find any vehicle to accomplish this goal. Look at all the thousands of years of racism and antisemitism, etc. etc. etc. “Good explanations to educate people and help them see the light” rarely make and difference because these people like having a way to put others down.

    It sounds to me that that people with the Mutable house had a pretty good reason for not wanting a Capricorn housemate. But I think that their error was in telling why they were saying no. It is always a good idea to do a background check and ask for references and question the person closely about their past actions. Astrology is a good way to get a general picture of a person and then the researched past history gives you clear facts to support your decision one way or the other. They could have described the kind of atmosphere they were cultivating in the house and then asked the person if they wanted to be a part of this. I have found that in our culture, if you have secret information, which is what Astrology and Magic and some other processes give you, that it is better not to name the source of your info. If your secret info is indeed correct, it will be easy to find corroborating evidence from the mundane world. If things are correct, they are correct on all levels. When your explanation has corroborating evidence people are less likely to be able to hassle you.

    • Janet – thumbs up! After all, astrology is divination. How do you defend divination, and why would one bother to even try? I have lived a life that suffered through conventionality for the sake of making a living, but he best bits have always been on the fringe and I never defend that – it is my secret and I share it with those who understand. No defending necessary. Ant this goes beyond astrology.

  • A lovely episode.
    So much knowledge transmitted.
    The Mercury conjunct Uranus May 8th translated as a big flare up in Australian newspapers about an election issue related to a candidates mother. And the Australian election is May 18th – Venus Uranus conjunction and Scorpio full moon.
    Anyway, thank you.

  • I dont need electricity to do astrology because i have my books and can do a hand calculation. I feel more akin with historical astrology forbears that way. But day to day, i use the welcome convenience of astrology web sites and apps. Either way works for me.

  • I second the recommendation to look to the mundane when in review of how the aspects played out in the previous month. Also, I think that somewhere along the line the concept of forecast got lost in loose discussion on this podcast that distracts almost. I find that kind of conversation great to have with friends given a lot of time, but for a forecast for the month it seems it would be helpful to not go too astray? I find the many other podcasts posted to be fascinating and to the point and am forever appreciative. And this one too, the monthly forecast, has had some very insightful months where much useful information is conveyed. Just making a suggestion from a Virgo ASC.

  • Saturn does not have a flavor that one would enjoy. No sugar. And do not ruin my coffee – it would have to be decaf. Coffee is Mars. Saturn is a disappointment – so it is a bland version of something one usually loves. Saturn is hunger, not food. Saturn has day old dry bread at best.

  • I think putting the word “cazimi” in the title was silly. The term was only tossed out once and it was not taken up because it was inappropriate. (And yes, this is a particular bee in my personal bonnet: Pluto cazimi in Virgo 😉