MON MAY 10.
Today see’s the Moon in Taurus conjunct Uranus, square Saturn, and sextile Mars in Cancer. There can be a pronounced impulse towards change, a feeling that “somethings got to give”, or in the very least shaken up a bit, but simultaneously there can be some temporary blockages, or a need to reign in and focus certain impulses. With Venus having now left Taurus, where the focus was on values, pleasure, money, possessions, enjoyment, and all things earthy, the ultimate lesson being that which you own, owns you, it’s entrance into Gemini can see a sort of restlessness, curiosity, and desire for novelty and intellectual stimulation. What has felt stagnant now wants to shake loose and we can be faced with choices. Gemini is ruled by the Lovers in the Tarot, a card of compelling choice. With the Moon/Mars sextile today, there can be energy available to get a lot done. The lunar conjunction to Uranus is restless for change, but the square to Saturn reminds us of our responsibilities and duties and that which must be maintained. Mercury, now trine Saturn, sets a stabilizing trend that Venus will follow toward the weeks end. Sure, there may be a narrow bandwidth that we must operate within to maintain the stability of our respective situations for the time being, but there is still much that can be explored, and certainly much that can be talked about, conversations that need to be had, topics that can be broached. The link to Saturn suggests that there can still be a lot of reserve, but it can also slow things down enough for them to be savored and also gone about in the correct way. Slow, sustained change, and gathering information, opening up dialogue. The Moon square Saturn could see some challenges, blocks, or inhibitions to get around. Jupiter will enter Pisces this week to give us a taste of the next Jupiter cycle. Uranus in the long journey of Taurus has continued to illustrate that “common sense” is becoming increasingly rarified and “unconventional”, and all you have to do to appear “rebellious” and “go against the grain” is to maintain simple, down to earth, common sense thinking. This is where awakening and illumination (Uranus) dwells. It is pure and simple common sense and simplicity that sets you apart from the crowd these days, as the dominating forces and “official takes” of the vast majority relies increasingly upon an exhausting series of mental gymnastics to vindicate and justify. Saturn and Jupiter in Aquarius can be very literally personified by Dr. Weird from the cartoon Aquateen Hunger Force.
TUES MAY 11.
Today see’s the New Moon in Taurus, conjunct the Sun, sextile Neptune, and trine Pluto. This can see a dissolving of barriers and blockages, and a sort of surrender to an inevitable transformation. This can also highlight the natural, and even magical appeal of down to earth, matter of fact, common sense thinking, as the threads of common sense have been consistent and reliable and haven’t broken. This can be the case for certain interactions as well. This New Moon is quite simply, “based”, with a little magic, serendipity and awe thrown in. The seed planted here at this New Moon can open up new possibilities and create opportunities for growth, expansion, serendipity, and more variety and stimulation. The Moon in Taurus along with Mars in Cancer make simplicity, security, -(and common sense) important as well. What or who has been complicating things? Time to release whatever outworn patterns are mucking up the jams. This can see expansiveness financially, or in regards to possessions, values,- and/or interpersonally. People can be more open to compromise or at least settling things amicably. Needless to say, things are transforming. Pluto highlights our own power over our lives, as well as power dynamics, and things we have an almost obsessive drive and determination around. The New Moon’s lunar trine to this power broker planet suggests a harmonious force for change and authenticity, as well as the opportunity to make some significant power moves that can be a beneficial force for long-lasting transformations. A lunar semi square to Chiron in the afternoon may indicate a need to challenge certain vulnerabilities and weaknesses, in order to catch this wave to go with the flow of the inevitable transformations occurring now, and really step into our own personal agency over a process that has really taken on a life of it’s own at this point. Evening time see’s the Moon getting closer and closer to Venus as it heads into the later degrees of Taurus, and this indicates more curious and sociable trends are incoming. There’s a powerful and irresistible current towards more communication, stimulation, change and variety, with Mars sextile Uranus, and with Venus and Mercury both in curious Gemini. With Mercury trine Saturn and Venus to join shortly, certain changes are getting legs to stand on. There’s a desire to experience even more positive wins and upward, forward momentum.
WED MAY 12.
The Moon enters talkative and curious Gemini at 5:43 AM PST. Here, it conjoins Venus and Mercury, and squares Jupiter which is perched in the final and most urgent degree of Aquarius. This can see an increased curiosity, and there can be an emphasis on communications that can be pleasant, perhaps busy. It’s a pleasure seeking vibe that also enjoys exchanging news, ideas and gathering information. It can be easy to find agreement under these configurations. A lunar trine to Saturn in early evening indicates that something feels more settled, or on solid ground than before. The lunar sextile to Chiron in the evening suggests this may increase our confidence or courage in some way. These configurations also highlight the ability to compromise or see eye to eye, perhaps where there were previous misgivings, misunderstandings, or differences. With the planet of consciousness expansion entering boundless Pisces tomorrow, there can be a desire to view things more holistically (*whole*istically), as opposed to lumping things and people into factions or collectives, or entertaining the fixed sign of Aquarius’ tendency to be too judgmental or in some cases dogmatic about it’s vision. Jupiter’s brief sojourn through Pisces before it retrogrades back into Aquarius again will assist in gaining perspective and reflection on Saturn’s journey through Mad Scientist Aquarius. The lunar square to Neptune tomorrow will highlight some things that will have to be watched and assessed carefully. Mercury and Venus will eventually both square Neptune, so the potential for confusion, uncertainty, and even duplicity or outright fuckery or deception will reach a high during those times, but will be fairly obvious. With Mars in comfort and security seeking Cancer, no one can hold the desire for a bit of self protectiveness against you. Mercury will also station retrograde at the end of May in 24 degrees Gemini, indicating there will be much to reflect on, and perhaps a second opportunity around something that was missed last year during Venus’ retrograde in Gemini.
THURS MAY 13.
Jupiter enters Pisces today in the afternoon. Jupiter here favors a softer and more compassionate attitude and a less direct, or results oriented approach, along with a more holistic perspective. Jupiter in Pisces is spiritual, compassionate, and deep. This brief sojourn will give us a little taste of what the full Jupiter transit will have in store for us. This can see the melting of barriers and the softening of harsh stances, and a broader collective interest in spirituality as well. Jupiter adores being in the sign of Pisces and feels very at home here. Today see’s the Moon in Gemini conjunct Mercury, trine Saturn, and square Neptune. There is clearly a mystery that begs to be solved, or a desire to unearth the reality of a situation and see what is based and what is simply ideology, idealism, or hubris. The Moon trine Mercury, and Mercury trine Saturn can actually make bullshit very easy to spot and almost stand out like a sore thumb. In some ways it can even be the mutual discernment of bullshit and the desire for company that is more congruent and based in reality that brings people together with Venus conjunct Mercury. But there is a lot of compassion and understanding available in these configurations. Perhaps there is simply a release of things that don't make any sense and an embrace of that which withstands the test of based reality, -but also has an unbroken thread into life's deeper mysteries. Regardless, there is an air of mystery and curiosity to these configurations as well, which can see a desire to immerse oneself into something or surrender to a powerful pull over the weekend. Also a desire to get to the bottom of something. We can feel like we are picking things up like a sponge. There’s a bit of moodiness to the Moon square Neptune, but it can see us drawn to unusual people or pastimes in an attempt at seeking an outlet or a source of stability and comfort. Jupiter in Pisces increases interest in the esoteric, spirituality, secrets, symbols, the occult, and the hidden meaning behind things. It is a desire to delve into the collective unconscious, the mysteries, faith, enlightenment, peace, understanding, innerstanding, overstanding, healing, and absolution.
FRI MAY 14.
Today begins with the Moon still in curious Gemini, squaring Neptune, which can see some vague longings, fantasy, or confusion, and a continued need to get to the bottom of something or ensure we are getting the right facts about a person or situation. The Moon builds a trine to Jupiter freshly in Pisces and this can see an increase in creativity, generosity, and perhaps a strong desire to interact with others and dissolve barriers or increase our sense of adventure into the unknown. This can see us attracted towards unusual, spiritual, artistic, beautiful, peaceful people, scenarios or environments. The Moon enters comfort seeking Cancer at 6:30 PM PST, and this can see a growing desire to embrace certain unknowns or dissolve certain walls over the weekend. The remainder of this evening can see a lot of emotional generosity, and the heart chakra can be wide open. It can feel as if momentum is building towards something here, perhaps some kind of catharsis? A release? A surprising change of tack? A reveal? Who knows. But the emo scale looks palpable, and the psychic and emotional antenna can be sensitive to whatever is going on. These are good configurations for connecting as the atmosphere is very non judgmental and receptive. There could be something exciting, surprising, or unexpected about whatever goes down this weekend, even if it takes place entirely internally.
SAT MAY 15.
Today see’s the Moon in cuddle seeking Cancer conjunct Mars and sextile Uranus, while squaring Chiron. This can see some surprising moves, and perhaps in some ways we could be feeling a little vulnerable or caught off guard with the Moon square Chiron. Or maybe we’re challenging ourselves in some way. The Moon conjunct Mars and sextile Uranus is brave and courageous, and willing to take risks, but also protective of it’s own interests and security. These configurations can see more initiative emotionally, or the ability to brave delicate, sensitive or perhaps vulnerable territory for the sake of authenticity, letting the chips fall where they may. A thing, situation, or person either has substance or doesn’t. Mars in the receptive, feminine sign of Cancer tends to go about things in a less direct, and roundabout way, but what’s clear is that security is as equally important as authenticity, individuality, and freedom/personal agency. Something or someone may appear to hit just this sweet spot, but is it/are they “safe”? Is it too good to be true? There’s a sense of vulnerability that needs to be addressed or faced down. There’s also a lot of empowerment. This weekend could certainly see some surprising impulses, dynamics or situations that shake up what’s been the established norm. Mars sextile to Uranus craves more emotionally authentic experiences.
SUN MAY 16.
Today see’s the Moon in cozy Cancer trine Neptune and opposite Pluto. This can see a highly intuitive atmosphere that tends towards being reflective, perhaps even a little bit broody with the lunar/Pluto opposition. There may be a need to release our grip on something and go with the flow. It’s possible there’s subtle power or control struggles going on under the surface, or in the very least something that can potentially evoke intense feelings, not necessarily bad ones, perhaps even powerful attractions. A lunar sextile to the Sun in practical and tactile Taurus keeps us focused on what’s possible in the here and now, but also on what it is we desire for ourselves. What we’d like to make real, what we’d like to see happen in real life. The Moon/Neptune contact is imaginative, sensitive, reflective, and idealistic. The lunar semi square to Venus indicates that this could involve other people, or interpersonal interactions somehow, and some element of choice, with Venus in the sign associated with the tarot card of The Lovers. There could also be a reflection on values transpiring here as well, and long range plans and perhaps even partnerships or collaborations that have long range potential could be highlighted here. Moon/Neptune can dream and idealize or place people on pedestals of idolatry, while the Sun/Moon contact keeps our feet on the ground and keeps us focused on our own mastery over the physical and practical world. It also highlights that the path to making dreams real is a humble step by step process that is rooted in the every day, not something that just magically happens. The Sun/ Moon/Neptune/Pluto contacts today can see some potent serendipities. Releasing control over things outside your control and going with the flow can see some pleasant things unfold.