May Day Tree (source: Yukon News)

Here’s a photo of a May Day tree. I had one in my yard that I had to remove a couple of years ago. It had reached the end of its life cycle, just like the one pictured above.

Anyway, the reason I was thinking about May Day trees is that I booked the first week of May off from work. I have to attend a fitness workshop that week to renew some of my instructor credentials, so I figured that it was as good a day as any to take a week of vacation time. That got me thinking about another fitness workshop I attended several years ago when the May Day trees were in bloom. The morning of that workshop, a spring snowstorm moved through the city where I live and caused a ton of damage to all the trees that were already in blossom.

It’s strange that I remember that day so vividly. It’s also sort of strange that I’ve started planning for this week in May already. For that reason, I had a look at my chart just to see where the planets would be during the first week in May.

I couldn’t be happier with my timing! The sun will trine my natal sun that week. Transiting Venus will conjoin my natal Jupiter. Transiting Mars will form a trine with my natal Neptune. Transiting Jupiter will form a trine with my natal Mercury. Transiting Uranus will make its final trine to my natal Pluto and its final sextile to my natal Chiron. And on the final day of the week, transiting Chiron will make the move from my sixth to my seventh house.

I don’t spend a lot of time looking too far ahead into my horoscope, but every now and then I feel compelled to do a shallow dive into the not-too-distant future. I’m happy that I did this time, and I’m even happier that my future looks so bright at a time that I’ve chosen to reward myself with a week of vacation time. Maybe we’ll have an early spring and actually see a few blossoms on the May Day trees that week in this part of the world. Even if we don’t, and even if we get another spring snowstorm that will live in my memory for the rest of my life, I’m still optimistic about what this month will bring.

I can’t wait!

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