Astrology For The Week Of May 20th-26th 2019.

After an intense Full Moon in Scorpio, we begin the week with the Moon in Sagittarius, conjunct benefic Jupiter, while also squaring Neptune in delirious Pisces, along with some minor tense aspects to Venus and Uranus. Both of which are still tightly conjunct in Taurus…. We could all be doing our best to summon optimism, humor, hope and faith in the midst of some pretty radical changes, shocks, and highly destabilizing financial, social, and/or interpersonal situations.  Coming to terms with certain truths that have come to light.

Mars in Cancer Squaring Chiron makes us highly sensitive to issues around security, safety, comfort, emotions, continuity, and the past, while also making us very assertive about protecting “what’s ours" our interests, and "our turf." This could create a rather vulnerable “every man for himself” type of atmosphere, where it feels as if everyone around us is focused solely on self preservation and looking out for their own best interests, and in “self protection” mode. 
With Mars in Cancer, we are more driven by purely emotional considerations at this time, and it can feel rather “dog eat dog”, with defenses activated and a self protective, “clannish”, and self interested mode can prevail with the sqaure to Chiron in Aries. 


Rationality is difficult to come by at the moment, and we can be doing our best to make peace with some intense emotions and transformations happening in our lives and adapt to a “new normal.”

Monday the 20th can find us having difficulty concentrating, and see us in an indulgent frame. With the emphasis in Taurus, sensual pleasures and creature comforts can appeal as a way to escape intense, overwhelming, or uncomfortable feelings or situations. The Moon/Jupiter conjunction inflates feelings to perhaps cartoonish and unrealistic degrees, but also assists in trying to see the silver linings and maintain a positive attitude and outlook in otherwise challenging or destabilizing situations that don’t have any guarantee’s of security, comfort, or safety.  This can see us contemplating branching out into new territory, where there are a lot of unknowns. It’s important, however,  to remain realistic.

Later on, Monday evening, as the Moon inches into the final degrees of Sagittarius, it forms an opposition with Mars in Cancer that will roll into Tuesday. This might be potentially kind of uncomfortable. The Moon and Mars are also both squaring Chiron in Aries here. This could have some people feeling pretty vulnerable and raw. If you have a sense of humor, connect with it. Make people laugh. Focus on making each moment more pleasant  and less whack somehow for yourself and others. We are going to need it when the Moon enters Capricorn on Tuesday. 

Tuesday, the 21st see’s the Sun and Mercury leave Taurus and enter Gemini, placing an emphasis on a whole lot of communication, downloading and processing new information, adaptation, multitasking, variety, curiosity, inquisitiveness, comings and goings, talkativeness, and nervous laughter. Welcome to Gemini Season.   

The Moon enters Capricorn. Hello reality, it’s been a minute. Come in. Let’s have some tea, and try to find some semblance of stability and make the best of these rapidly fluctuating and highly destabilizing circumstances. 
Fortunately, the Moon in Capricorn trines Venus and Uranus in Taurus, helping us sift through the rubble and work with what’s left of a completely transformed, never-to-be-the-same-again scenario. By “never to be the same again”, this is actually for the better, even if some harsh facts need to be acknowledged, assimilated, and adapted to. Again, humor is going to be SO KEY. We need hilarity. We need cuteness. We need pleasantness.  Because this could be pretty rough for some people. If it isn’t rough for you, and you’re on some kind of “winning streak” with blinders on, -don’t rub it in peoples faces. Try to rub upliftment, support and encouragement in their faces instead, because the struggle is real. 

When in doubt, be kind. 

Tuesday evening, the Moon conjuncts Saturn, still trine Venus , and the Lunar/Mars opposition and Chiron square ebbs off. Although we could be feeling rather serious, or in some cases, pessimistic, reserved, or doubtful about certain things, we could be focused on making the best of what we’ve got, and making the best of the circumstances we find ourselves in. Making peace and creating stability within the new normal. A sextile from Mercury to Chiron can bring some information or news to light or we could receive communication, that helps sooth sore spots, wounds, ease concerns, and creates potential to build (or rebuild) bridges.  Perhaps something is revealed that we didn’t know before that helps heal past misconceptions or self protective assumptions. 

Wednesday, May 22nd, the Moon in Capricorn, conjunct both Saturn and Pluto, makes some tense minor aspects (sesquisquare) to the Sun and Mercury, suggesting a bit of emotional, cognitive, and social/interpersonal dissonance.  There can be some intense feelings under the surface about whatever this is, but we may feel frustrated about expressing ourselves, or there may be facts illuminated to us that rub us the wrong way. Something could be making us uncomfortable but perhaps we feel like we can’t say anything about it because it could set someone off or open up a can of worms. There could also be an “investigative” feel to these configurations. Trying to figure something or someone out, suss out others motives, or get to the bottom of something.
  Fortunately, the lunar trine to Venus, and a sextile to Neptune can assist us in maintaining some semblance of harmony, empathy, sensitivity, creating a pleasant exterior. This makes us rather conflict avoidant and passive. Nonetheless, an intensity and “dead seriousness” could simmer under the surface. 

Sun/Mercury sextile to Chiron also suggest the potential for a whole lot of talking, about sensitive issues. So there could be a lot of communication happening, or in the very least, thoughts about healing something that’s been causing misunderstanding or rifts in communications. In the very least we could be thinking about ways to simply feel better and more secure with where things are at and where we stand in relation to others.  

The rest of Wed could see us serious, determined, practical, and goal oriented.

Thursday the 23rd, see’s the Moon in late Capricorn form trines to the Sun and Mercury in Gemini, while squaring Uranus in Taurus. On the one hand, we could receive some news that perks up our spirits, on the other, we could also be dealing with stubborn, erratic behavior in ourselves or others. Things may not be going down exactly as expected, but there is some kind of silver lining. We may be embracing more independence, or be forced into doing so, but there could be many perks to being pulled out of our comfort zones, how we’ve always done things, who we’ve always talked to, or how we’ve always dealt with things. It could be uncomfortable, but could also be a refreshing, and necessary (if shocking)- change. 
Chiron in Aries forms sextiles to the Moon, Sun, and Mercury, suggesting something healing about information coming in and communications happening. There is a lot of variety, learning, and mental stimulation going on, and much to assimilate, that is ultimately beneficial and healing, even if it’s painful, scary, or uncomfortable. 

The moon enters detached and independent Aquarius around 11ish AM PST, forming a tense square to Venus in physical, and stubborn Taurus as Wed progresses. There is certainly an air of rebelliousness, independence, wild cards, and erratic instability within personal relationships or practical situations. This may see many choosing to fly solo, or embracing a more unconventional or “experimental” approach to relationships and/or earning income. “Personal Revolutions”.  In either case, it could all feel pretty weird and all over the place, but certainly not boring. Sometimes you have to figure out “what you don’t want” in order to know what the actual f%*ck you want. There could be a whole world of new information and stimulus to take in and explore. 


Friday the 24th see’s this quirky, rebellious, independent, detached, “weird” streak continue. With Saturn forming a minor tense aspect to the Sun in Gemini, certain information may be bumming us out, or certain communications feel off limits or inhibited, but the show must go on. There could be issues or tensions around independence in relationships, or a cool, detached, aloof feeling around them, a preference to keep others more at a distance and perhaps find safety in numbers, (or just fly solo), but a lot of communication and mental stimulation. 

Saturday the 25th, the Moon in detached Aquarius forms a sesquisquare to Mars, and a sextile to Jupiter. We could be doing our best to remain emotionally unfettered or unflustered by any sensitive issues or difficult emotions we’re navigating. With the Moon in Aquarius, too much emotion, and the nature of certain emotions, could make us decidedly uncomfortable, so we could be trying to gain perspective and broaden our horizons.

Late Saturday evening, around 11 PM, emotions could be harder to avoid as the Moon enters sensitive Pisces, to square the Sun in Gemini and trine Mars in Cancer. With the Lunar/Mars trine, we could be more able to face certain feelings head on. A stabilizing trine between Venus and Saturn may help facilitate a “recovery plan” around  any situations that have been shocking or destabilizing. This can also bring more stability to relationships and finances. 

Sunday the 26th see’s the Moon in sensitive Pisces, still trine to Mars, but also square Mercury, sextile Uranus, and conjunct Neptune. This could see some tensions around communications, or a lack of decisiveness. Our thoughts and feelings could be at odds somehow. Cognitive dissonance. We could be displaying emotional courage around rising to certain challenges that perhaps make us feel pretty vulnerable.  There could be a need to process certain endings or extend our compassion to others who are going through a difficult time.  In spite of any dissonance, there is a great deal of empathy available. It’s also possible that ourselves or others are in denial about certain facts. Either way, emotionally, we may be in improvisational mode, and having to “innovate”, or be inventive in our quest for solutions to any cognitive or communication blockages, or misunderstandings.

Late Sunday evening, the Moon in Pisces forms a lovely sextile to Venus in Taurus, pointing us towards acts of self/and or other soothing. 

Thanks for stopping by! I hope everyone has an awesome week. See you next Monday. 


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