Monday, May 16, 2022

ASTROLOGY FOR THE WEEK OF MAY 16-27 2022




MON MAY 16

The Moon enters adventurous Sagittarius this morning opposite Mercury in Gemini, squaring the asteroid Juno in Pisces and trine Chiron. It’s possible there’s been a lot to think about and digest, but horizons can feel wider and more expanded somehow, and there can be some things to feel optimistic about. This morning can see people on various tangents and quests, both intellectual and action oriented. With the Moon opposite Mercury there may be some indecision or self doubt, and a need to catch balance after the eclipse. The Moon goes on to trine Venus in Aries in the evening, placing a focus on harmonizing socially, interpersonally, and financially. There may be some things to look forward to that boost optimism and morale. 


TUES MAY 17

The Moon trine’s Venus and Chiron and squares Mars and Neptune. This can see compassion and optimism but also confusion and uncertainty. Actions can be confused but well intentioned, and the Moon squaring Mars and Neptune can see a bit of a loopy feeling permeating the day. The Moon goes on to sextile Saturn and square Jupiter, seeing more stability amidst high ideals and big hopes. There is a resiliency here that remains focused on it’s goal. Even if we are unsure about something, it seems we’re going through with it, or in the very least, focusing our energies on what we can feel certain about. The Moon square Mars can see some impatience or and impulsivity, perhaps a bit of a scattered feeling, and the lunar square to Neptune can see sensitivity and moods can swing all over the place, but the Moon’s aspect to Saturn can bring more internal balance and stability. These aspects together are thoughtful, compassionate and caring, and in spite of confusing influences, there’s an obstinacy present that stays committed to it’s vision. Take care to avoid burnout. 


WED MAY 18

The Moon enters stoic Capricorn at 5:02 AM PST, going on to trine Uranus, while squaring Chiron. This brings us back to reality, and highlights the practical changes that need to be considered. The Moon square Chiron can highlight a weakness, vulnerability or sensitivity, and there may be some unique situations unfolding that require adaptability. There could be a need to pair down to basics or innovate somehow to maintain the basic structure of our life. With the Sun sextile both Mars and Jupiter while squaring Saturn, there is a desire to expand or lunge forward, but there may be blockages or certain realities that need to be confronted or considered, and perhaps innovated around. The Sun and Mercury trine Pluto suggests “where there is a will, there’s a way,” and there may be certain deals or conversations that have been going on under the surface or behind the scenes to strategize new ways forward. Mercury Rx will re-enter Taurus on Sunday, indicating that certain talks, ideas, discussions, or agreements can be revisited. 


THURS MAY 19

The Moon in Capricorn trine’s the Sun and Uranus in Taurus, conjoins Pluto, sextile’s Neptune, and squares Venus in Aries. It also goes on to sextile Mars later in the day, seeing energy and momentum build. There can be a low-key excitement to the day, and there may be a few surprises, although it’s highly likely they’ve been planned for. The Moon sextile Venus suggests a bit of shyness, or there may be a slight difficulty around expressing the feelings, perhaps a certain reserve or inhibition is present socially or interpersonally. The Sun’s sextile to Mars is further enhanced by the Moon, and this can see some sweet, perhaps even somewhat romantic gestures. In the very least, there’s a keen desire to make dreams into a reality or make life a bit more beautiful. There can be some pleasant surprises or diversions from the everyday. There can also be some surprisingly intense feelings under the surface with the Moon conjunct Pluto, while the Sun and Mercury both trine the planet of power. This can also see some interesting, perhaps unexpected agreements or alliances being formed. 


FRI MAY 20

The Moon enters unconventional Aquarius at 5:53 AM PST, and we prepare to usher in Gemini season at 6:23 PM PST. Happy birthday Gemini! The Moon in Aquarius is trine both the Sun and Mercury, while sextile Jupiter in the early part of the day, and this can see communications and talks highlighted. With the Moon still in close contact to Pluto, there can be some intensity around whatever is being discussed, or in the very least, what is being discussed is consequential. This can see agreements being made or deals being struck. There can be a nervous energy in the atmosphere with the emphasis on air. There’s also a need to bring rationality and objectivity to certain issues. There can be some surprises around the corner that may indicate some reality checks or a need to be crisp and clear around getting on the same page or harmonizing with others. 


SAT MAY 21

The Moon in Aquarius conjoins Saturn, and is square Uranus while forming a sextile to Venus. This can see some unusual arrangements, possibly even spontaneous get togethers or unexpected impulses. Saturn applies the brakes or lays down rules or boundaries. Maybe in some cases whatever is pleasant and unexpected competes with what was planned or structures that are already in place. In either case, it helps to be flexible. The aspects Mercury Rx makes suggests a lot of enthusiasm and desire to expand, the imagination can be lit, but there are also aspects of based reality that need to be considered. Mercury revisits the last decan of Taurus tomorrow, indicating a need to revisit certain plans, discussions or ideas, or to have a back up plan or safety net in place. Things are in flux, facts have yet to emerge or things that have been ignored or bypassed mentally or otherwise can't be shaken off so easily. We are called to slow down and assess. Humility, simplicity and patience is called for. Tuning into body wisdom and what is sensible is helpful here. What has been neglected?


SUN MAY 22

The Moon enters Pisces at 8:49 AM PST, squaring the Sun and Mercury while conjunct Saturn. High ideals can greet reality, or there can be a need to assess the feasibility or realism of certain visions or fantasies. This can be a somewhat private and reflective day, and the early part of the day’s lingering lunar contact with Saturn suggests a somewhat serious tone to whatever is being contemplated. Communications can still be a major part of the day’s configurations, and Mercury re-enters the final face of Taurus. Here, Mercury is able to see potential difficulties, and to plan ahead in order to avert them. Mercury in this face has a strong awareness of karma, of the consequences of certain actions. In some cases, Mercury’s revisit to this face can see the opportunities to correct certain missteps. In either case, it’s an opportunity for a realistic assessment of various potentialities, and to make preparations should things go south. 



Monday, May 9, 2022

ASTROLOGY FOR THE WEEK OF MAY 9-15 2022




MON MAY 9

We begin the week with the Moon in Leo opposite Saturn, which can see a desire for fun, love, creativity, and pleasure seeking feeling a bit hampered by duty, responsibility, or challenges. This week see’s quite a lot of action celestially, as tomorrow Mercury will station retrograde in Gemini, Jupiter will enter Aries, and we see a full Moon lunar eclipse in Scorpio at the end of the week. The dragons head and tail are in tension with taskmaster Saturn, bringing some necessary, and even fated reality checks. New structures need to be put into place, and this can require a lot of adaptability. The upcoming eclipse at the end of this week is in many ways the main feature. It falls in a decan of Scorpio associated with the 7 of cups in the tarot. This see’s a necessary release (and eclipsing) of anything delusional and out of touch with reality, to bring people back into the body and back in touch with their (internal) locus of control. The Moon enters Virgo at 3:53 PM PST, to square Mercury, which stations retrograde tomorrow. This can see a scramble to get caught up on various details and not lose footing. There can be a nervous energy here, and perhaps a lot to keep up with in regards to communications and other details.


TUES MAY 10

Mercury stations retrograde at 4:47 AM PST at 4 degrees of Gemini. Mercury in this face of Gemini is extremely strong and endlessly curious. Very adept at learning, and handling rapid fire communications. The main weakness to watch out for is to take care to be thorough in ones endeavor to learn, and to make sure to pursue a grasp of ones desired subjects of curiosity beyond mere superficiality. This journey of Mercury will reenter the 3rd face of Taurus, a decan of Taurus said to be ruled by Saturn. Plans made or seeds planted will confront challenge or destructive forces here. This decan of Taurus is associated with the 7 of pentacles, a card of awaiting a harvest, -or awaiting failure. This decan of Taurus brings to mind the adage “a failure to plan is a plan to fail.” It can be associated with unforeseen disaster, folly, hubris, and a need for back up plans or insurance policies. Mercury revisiting this decan of Taurus can also bring people into contact with helpful allies, and bring attention to the need to have a plan and support network in case of challenge or crisis. In the case of hubris, ostentation, or gross overplaying of ones hand, this journey of Mercury brings an opportunity of confession and repentance. Karma and causation, and a need for common sense are very apparent here. While still in Gemini, certain ideas or lines of dialogue can be revisited and certain things can prove unfeasible or simply revealed to be bullshit, and hence, discarded,- leaving space for more sensible and rational lines of thought, ideas, and communications. This cycle can actually lighten ones load and dramatically simplify things, bringing focus to gratitude for the little things.

Jupiter moves into Aries at 4:22 PM PST, to join Venus, strengthening a desire for fresh starts and the implementation of fresh, self empowering cycles with an emphasis on personal sovereignty and independence. Jupiter in this decan of Aries contains a lot of raw power, and if necessary, can aid in the ability to sever relationships or contracts that have outworn their purposes or have proven to be based on false pretenses. Severing can be smooth and transpire in an advantageous and beneficial way, as Jupiter tempers the severity and adds generosity and largesse of spirit to this face of Aries. The Moon in Virgo is trine the Sun and Uranus and opposite Mars today, indicating a lot of change, and many details to handle, with the possibility of subtle tensions or grievances lurking under the surface. 


WED MAY 11

Today see’s the Moon in Virgo trine the Sun, Uranus, and Pluto, while opposite Neptune, Mars and Jupiter. It’s possible that big changes are afoot and certain things are dissolving. There are high hopes that can mingle occasionally with uncertainty or a feeling of being at sea or somewhat lost in the mire. Powerful turning points can be happening, and there can be a lot of sensitivity in the air. Subtle power dynamics can be in play in certain regards, as certain tensions tend to be navigated in an almost passive aggressive way or swept under the rug with Mars in Pisces. With a Full Moon Lunar eclipse on it’s way, a crunch point is being approached, and that which is not workable, sustainable, congruent, or based in reality or integrity is slowly and inevitably dissolving or being exposed as untenable. The Moon enters partnership oriented Libra in the late hours at 11:34 PM PST, to trine Mercury in Gemini, emphasizing communications and agreements, perhaps around shared gripes, values, and vulnerabilities.


THURS MAY 12

The Moon in Libra is trine Mercury Rx in Gemini and opposite Venus and Chiron in Aries. A minor tense aspect to Saturn further emphasizes some source of challenge or tension. It’s possible that the needs of ourselves and those of certain others are a bit out of synchrony, and this can highlight certain discomfort in social, interpersonal, or commercial situations that call for cooperation and harmony. The lunar opposition to Chiron can see a great deal of empathy and sensitivity, and strong psychic links can be established through otherwise awkward or challenging circumstances. There may be a need to take an unusual or unorthodox approach to certain situations, or simply go your own way. Some people will understand completely, others may not. You can’t please everyone all the time, and it’s unhealthy to endeavor this as it only leads to resentment. Better to remain true to yourself. The lunar opposition to both Chiron and Venus are the driving configurations of the day, indicating there are social or interpersonal situations or dynamics that may be sensitive and require striking a balance between authenticity and consideration. Stable alliances or new structures can be forming out of the rubble of dissolving dreams or ideals. 


FRI MAY 13

The Moon is opposite Venus and Chiron and trine Saturn today, showing a stable port in unpredictable situations. This port can be a friendship, group, hobby, goal, or alliance, or simply an inward emotional resilience. Regardless of what it is, it functions as a lighthouse of realism and stability. Certain truths may not be easy to swallow, but they provide a necessary anchor and sail to navigate out of choppy seas. The Moon quincunx the Sun shows a challenge to integrate the ego with the emotions, and to make adjustments to the way the feelings are viewed and reacted to, and the way they are expressed outwardly to others, in order to feel more at peace and in control of ones life and destiny internally. The lunar quincunx to Mars can indicate tension and nervous irritability, and there is a need to try to deliberately slow down reaction times,-making a point to respond rather than react. As the day goes on, certain power dynamics can become more apparent, and there may be a need to steer clear of any potential social or interpersonal dramas and to channel any intensity constructively. There’s also a need to avoid saying “yes” to things when internally you are not really in alignment with doing so. Avoid being a martyr, or being motivated purely by guilt, pity, or feelings of obligation. Take care to tend to your own wellbeing. 


SAT MAY 14

The Moon enters powerful and desirous Scorpio at 3:34 AM PST, where it opposes Uranus, the great Illuminator and Liberator. A great hunger and desire can be awakened. The first face of Scorpio is associated by the five of cups in the tarot. A card of incomplete union, unfulfilled desires, and disappointment. This decan of Scorpio illustrates a fierce hunger, and the violence necessary to obtain ones desires, which can create contention and malaise both within and without. By understanding cycles of desire and disappointment, we are less enslaved to it. This decan also highlights the need to confront desires head on and decide whether or not we are willing to pay the price in order to see it fulfilled. The Moon opposite Uranus here indicates a certain freedom from chains that bind would be necessary in order to authentically live out these instinctual and powerful pulls. For some, this can represent a release from deep unconscious processes, trauma programming, compulsions, addictions, obsessions, and desire itself. For others, this release is more contractual in nature, a release from ties that bind, and inhibit ones own authentic expression of power in the world. In either case, these configurations represent the necessity of some sort of initiation process into the mysteries, and this eclipse will take us from the 5 of cups, to the 6 of cups, and will climax with the 7 of cups, where we will confront, sort out and dissolve various delusions which hamper our own development. 


SUN MAY 15

The Full Moon eclipse occurs at 9:14 PM PST, and 12:14 AM on the 16th *eastern time*. The day begins with the Moon in the second face of Scorpio, opposite the Sun, Uranus, and trine both Mars and Neptune. There is a tendency towards both tenderness and enmity here, and things can go either of which ways, all depending upon how the will is directed. There is great vulnerability and sensitivity here, just as there is a certain guardedness or wariness. In some cases, there is a desire to gently lunge forward in certain dynamics, while creating boundaries or severing other dynamics. There can be a certain wariness permeating particular involvements, possibly due to the bad taste that previous unfortunate situations or entanglements have left in their wake. With the 2nd face of Scorpio representing the 6 of cups, there can be a feeling of longing, a desire for mutually fulfilling union, and also a certain emotional support, kindness, and empathy here. The desire nature of this lunar decan of Scorpio is particularly strong, and can tend towards being vampiric in nature if not consciously directed. This isn't due to malevolence per say, but simply due to the fact that such hungers can overwhelm certain people. So it’s important to ensure all parties have informed consent of what is actually intended to transpire. The Moon enters the 3rd face of Scorpio in the later evening hours, where the eclipse is perfected, where we are forced to wrestle with our own desire nature. Powerful transmutation and alchemical operations are required here. Mere debauchery, self deceit, delusion and escape fail to satisfy, and only feeds into the destructive nature of this decan. Desires that are deluded and forced putrefy in this face, and when these energies are utilized positively, great psychic channels can be accessed. Wise choices are called for here, and with the dragons head and tail activated, we are called back to reality, back into our bodies, into the here and now and common sense of Taurus, and away from paranoia, fantasy, and drains on the basic integrity of our psyche and sense of reality. *Release anything or anyone that is not congruent with your values, desires, and your sense of based reality.* If there is a cognitive dissonance, stop explaining it away or making justifications for it. Simply let it go, and get it far away from you.




Monday, May 2, 2022

ASTROLOGY FOR THE WEEK OF MAY 2-8 2022




MON MAY 2

The Moon enters chatty and busy Gemini in the wee hours of the AM PST, and Venus enters passionate Aries at 9:10 AM PST. Jupiter is still conjunct Neptune, and forming an exact sextile to Pluto at 28 degrees. This can see an odd combination of a lack of clarity, fantasy, bewilderment, empathy and compassion in tandem with odd feelings of intimidation, awe, power, secrecy, compulsion, or subversion. Themes of power/submission, or change, death, and transformation can be in play, but Venus in Aries to be followed by Jupiter next Tuesday can see a growing feistiness, confidence, renewal, passion and self belief. This can see a period of rebirth kicking off. The Moon in Gemini is endlessly curious and conjoins communicative and multitasking Mercury, going on to square Mars in Pisces in the early evening. This can see subtle tensions, buried disagreements or conflicts of will, but Venus conjunct Jupiter/ Neptune, while sextile Pluto and semi square Uranus can see equal parts attraction and repulsion, or create strong pulls that are as seductive and persuasive as they are unsettling or exciting. Needless to say, Venus now in Aries can certainly remind everyone of their libidinous instincts. The planets in Pisces can see people floating on a sea of love and empathy, -and/or vacillating between hope, faith, fantasy, beauty and high ideals, -v.s longing, melancholy, saudade, sadness or self pity. Venus in Aries is determined, passionate and willful. The Sun in Taurus reminds us not to drop the beat and the importance of keeping our feet on the ground. 


TUES MAY 3

Today see’s the Moon in Gemini square Mars in Pisces, and this influence can see people full of questions and chatty Cathy vibes. A lunar sextile to Chiron shows compassion for other peoples pain, while a semi square to the asteroid Pallas, which has recently entered patient and plodding Taurus, see’s an element of strategy in play. As the day progresses, the Moon also squares Neptune and forms a trine to Saturn. There may be more questions than answers, but someone or something can be a port of stability in a maze of confusion, befuddlement or bemusement. There may be too much talking, confusion, even the potential for disinformation. With the Sun in Taurus conjunct Uranus, common sensical, down to earth thinking is basically the outlier position du jour. To put it bluntly, it’s more socially acceptable to assert that 2+2=5 than it is to suggest that plants actually prefer water to popular sports drinks. This is just the nature of the times, so if you have anything to say that seems..well...like it should be self evident,... it’s probably a better idea to take a hint from the asteroid Pallas and consider the Art Of War. That is, it’s probably wise to choose your battles with discernment, and take a more strategic approach, rather than stirring a hornets nest with too many unwelcome, earthy, and time tested truisms. Mercury sextile Venus can be incredibly charming, convincing and charismatic, putting people at ease, and making it possible to compromise, even amidst vast differences, distances, or conflicts of interest, -but the Moon square Mars and Neptune can also be cunning, seductive, clever, (perhaps a bit insincere at times), but very good at gaining sympathies. This can see some compromises or agreements being more feigned than genuine. In other possibilities, there very well may be a need for compassion, emotional generosity, careful handling, and giving others the benefit of the doubt, as the Moon squaring Mars and Neptune can see some minor troubles, troubled people or circumstances, or vague uncertainties to circumnavigate. It may be important to pair back to essentials or “get a grip” in some way in order to minimize too many complications or unconstructive tangents.


WED MAY 4.

The Moon in late Gemini squares Jupiter and Neptune, while Jupiter is exactly sextile Pluto, seeing a powerful pull towards indulgence, fantasy, escapism, unsolved mysteries, or rabbit holes. There can be a compelling draw, lure, curiosity, longing, or even powerful spiritual experiences. There can be a lot of sensitivity, and people can be very impressionable. The Moon enters cozy Cancer at 4:05 PM PST, squaring Venus and Jupiter. This can see a bit of a retreat from too much challenge or controversy socially or interpersonally, with a desire for self nourishment, replenishment, and cultivation of inner security and stability, -perhaps in preparation for a more active push tomorrow.



THURS MAY 5

The Moon in Cancer forms a trine to Mars in Pisces today, while squaring both Venus and Chiron in Aries. This can see internal emotional resilience amidst what could feel like slightly challenging circumstances or vulnerabilities. This can see a desire to stand up for those who are disadvantaged or in need, even if ones own position isn’t that strong, there is a touching courage and “empathic warrior” vibe to this mathscape. The Moon trine Juno in Pisces can see behind the scenes support from spiritual companions that can transcend boundaries or distance. The Moon goes on to sextile the Sun and Uranus which can see some surprising insights, telepathic experiences, psychic downloads, or some surprising declarations of intent or actions in the works that are quietly compelling. This can also see the beginning stages of a release from difficult circumstances or some unusual, perhaps inevitable cathartic experiences. 


FRI MAY 6

The Moon in sensitive Cancer is trine Mars and Neptune in Pisces this morning while opposite Pluto. This can see some quietly intense experiences. This can magnify further as the Moon forms a trine to Jupiter. Big Feels. Mercury sextile Venus suggests that conversations can flow, and people can express what is weighing on their hearts and minds with perhaps greater ease than usual, and suppressed things can come to the surface for cathartic release. The Moon opposite Pluto suggests there could be intense subject matter under the surface or in the atmosphere somehow, but the lunar connection to Jupiter can see a lot of emotional generosity, good will, and a desire to see things through. There is a spiritual and emotional tenacity to these configurations, and the weekend see’s the Moon enter Leo, which suggests that lighter times are around the corner, so if you’re navigating some choppy emotional waters or sensitive moods, hang in there. The Moon in Leo will bring the party vibes, ready or not. You have been warned. 


SAT MAY 7

The Moon enters Leo at 4:50 AM PST to sextile Mercury, trine Venus, while still trine Jupiter, getting the day off to a more lighthearted, morale boosting, perhaps indulgent start. There can be pleasant, even clever conversations, creativity, and even flirtation, winks, smiles, and playfulness in the air. These configurations have big and charming intentions. The Moon trine Venus encourages people to let their hair down, seek joy, and take playful, creative risks. There can be a desire to shake off an underlying intensity or darkness and embrace a less encumbered and carefree mode. The Moon goes on to trine Chiron in Aries, and this energy is like a breath of fresh air. There can be some surprising communications, last minute plans, or some cavalier moves in the works. The Moon goes on to square Uranus, indicating that some of this can be quite out of the blue or throw a spanner into the works, not necessarily in a negative way. It just might be a lot to adapt to very quickly. Events, people, or dynamics can catch us off guard or by surprise, but perhaps timing is a bit of an issue. 


SUN MAY 8

Happy Mothers Day to all the mama jamas out there! The Moon in playful and gregarious Leo is trine Chiron, square the Sun and Uranus in practical Taurus, while opposing Saturn in Aquarius. This can see a desire for fun and breaks in monotony clash with routines or the more practical aspects of life. Perhaps it’s simply a matter of poor timing or feeling ill prepared for even a pleasant and welcome disruption to some established (but sensible) ruts. It can be a bit of a mixed blessing. A lunar quincunx to Mars can see some nervous tension. Nerves can feel a bit raw for some reason and there’s a need to slow down to avoid burnout, hypersensitivity or irritability. The lunar opposition to Saturn can be a bit of a wet blanket on this otherwise well meaning energy. This aspect can see an undercurrent of challenge or adversity, whether through too much responsibility or other constraints, ill timed but fleeting opportunities for fun and enjoyment, or some other emotional circumstance that indicates feelings of loss, fear of missing out, or a feeling of being cut off or blocked from warmth, comfort, joy, fun and frivolity. The Sun sextile Mars see’s opportunities for adventure, but there may be hurdles, challenges or inhibitions to be overcome or details or a mini crisis of some kind to attend to first before this can be fully surrendered to. A major expansion of some kind can be in the cards, and it's time to prepare.