In an instant, everything changes

In the astrology of the week ahead, May 2nd to 8th, I can't help but think about those moments in our lives where suddenly, everything is different.

Yesterday was the observance of Beltane, marking the midway point between the Spring Equinox and the Summer Solstice. It is celebrated May 1st, but the actual midpoint is this Thursday, so we will be feeling its energy all week.

Nature is at its most beautiful at this time of year. It is vivid, hopeful, blossoming and bursting forth. Like the mythical romance between the Maiden and the Green Man, which Beltane celebrates, we are being asked to align with our inner Lover archetype.

Venus-Ruled Taurus is another embodiment of the Lover, reveling in gratitude in the realm of the senses, slowing down to smell the flowers, luxuriating in the feeling of green grass beneath one's feet.

We will need this grounding, steadying, moment-centered awareness this week, because even as we feel in to the world around us, massive change is at hand. After all, we just had a partial Solar Eclipse in Taurus, which means we are in the midst of massive change, where timelines can collapse and magic really is possible.

We have several dynamic sextile alignments happening this week -