ASTROLOGY FOR THE WEEK OF MAY 1-7 2023
MON MAY 1
Pluto stations retrograde today at 10:09 AM PST, where it will backtrack into the late degrees of Capricorn on June 11, and not station direct until Oct 10. This will coincide with a T square involving Jupiter and Mars. Previously immutable truths may be questioned, and there can be a deep investigation into the realities of certain things. There is a fearless authenticity that can accompany these configurations over the course of Pluto’s revisitation to the sign that it had been in since 2008. Whatever is still worthwhile and timeless that you got out of that era will be able to come with you into the next, but there may be a deep questioning or something may cause a sea change and a deep questioning. Perhaps certain things still have their merit, but revisions or adjustments need to be made, or there is a need to view things in a different light. The Moon is in late Virgo today, squaring Venus and making tense minor aspects to Mercury and the Sun, while trine Uranus and Pluto (out of sign), and opposite Neptune. This further highlights a questioning of values and a search for truth, possibly prompted by crisis, crisis prevention, health, diet, healing, or issues of organization. There can be a lack of clarity, and a feeling of being at sea, and in some cases, a radical departure from previous values prompted by a need to F.A.F.O. For now, this can be largely private, or in the very least, awkward to talk about. Try to avoid being hasty in your conclusions, especially if you don’t have all of the facts. Juno (relationships) enters inquisitive Gemini, seeing communication, learning and mental stimulation take on more importance. The Moon enters conciliatory Libra at 11:09 PM PST, placing emphasis on finding harmony and balance.
TUES MAY 2
The Moon in Libra is trine Pluto Rx, which can highlight interpersonal or social intensity. Relationships can have intense undercurrents or prompt deep inquiries. With Juno now in Gemini, curiosity is a theme, and certain relationships can prompt a lot of questioning, be a source of information, or there can be a need to talk about certain things. There can also be some cognitive breakthroughs, or a desire to share important information. The Moon goes on to oppose Chiron later this evening, which can see a lot of vulnerability, empathy, but also an awareness of weaknesses. The Sun conjunct Mercury is also very curious, but in Taurus, stubborn, and not a fan of changes. Certain things revealed or discussed can be sensitive. Tomorrow see’s the Moon in trine to Hygeia, seeing a focus on health and healing, with some beneficial effects.
WED MAY 3
Today see’s the Moon in Libra square Mars, opposite Chiron and Jupiter, trine Hygeia, while making tense minor aspects to Saturn and Uranus. There may be something that prompts action. The Moon squaring Mars can see irritability, impatience or crankiness, or a bit of a pressed feeling. Conversely, this can just be really energizing. The quincunx to Uranus can see impulsiveness, a need to make adjustments or act quickly. In some cases, there may be a need to care for someone in need, or attend to needs of your own which take precedence over everything else. With the Moon in trine to Hygeia, health matters are highlighted, and balance is sought. It's possible balance is being gained or something learned is helping to correct whatever has been out of whack. Certain things at home or in family can interfere with work or career matters, but overall these are ultimately stabilizing influences. A lunar trine to Venus strengthens as the day wears on into evening, which can see a strong desire to bring more balance and harmony around certain issues, or a feeling of relief after finally cracking a code.
THURS MAY 4
The Moon enters intense and investigative Scorpio at 7:32 AM PST, where it builds up to a Full Moon Eclipse that occurs tomorrow. As the day begins, there can be stabilizing influences, with the Moon still holding a trine to Venus while trine Saturn in Pisces. Nonetheless, the lunar square to Pluto can see more going on behind the scenes or under the surface than is apparent. A sort of rebirth can be occurring. The lunar trine to Saturn faces things down with stoicism and keeps any underlying intensity well contained and occulted. The Moon goes on to oppose Mercury, seeing some indecision and self doubt, or a need to weigh things up. Deep energy reserves can be accessed or a transformation can be felt at a deep level. The Moon trine Saturn blends intuition and instinct with cool rationality. Certain ideals can be tested for viability. Moon opposite Mercury Rx can also see a penetrating curiosity and desire to research or uncover information. With Mercury having been very close to Uranus at it’s retrograde station, due to make contact again once it goes forward, new information coming to light will continue to shift mindsets or approaches, -just when you think you’ve got it all figured out. So staying flexible and open minded will be helpful, as you may readjust your thinking more than once during Mercury’s journey through Taurus.
FRI MAY 5
The Full Moon Eclipse is exact at 10:34 AM PST at 14 degrees Scorpio, with the strongest signatures at the moment of occultation on the West Coast being an opposition to Uranus and a square to Hygeia, the asteroid of health. The Moon is considered debilitated in all of Scorpio. This decan of Scorpio is ruled by the 6 of cups, a card of memories and nostalgia, but also of a craving for closeness, intimacy, synergistic relationships, and dual cultivation. The dark side of this face of Scorpio speaks to parasitic relationships, codependency, or even contractual arrangements that aren’t entirely consensual. There may be some shocking breaks (in some cases, separations), or in the very least, new terms of engagement can be proposed because something is no longer working, or no longer required. With Hygeia involved, health and healing can be a factor, and there can be healing breakthroughs. There may also be someone in a bit of caretaking a role. For some, the health and well being of a relationship can mean accepting more independence. For others, radical revisions or untried solutions will have to be considered for health reasons, either health of the physical body, or the health of particular unions. This can see some radical transformations taking place on a number of levels. As the day progresses, the lunar trine to Mars gains more prominence, and this can see a willful determination to break away from something or someone, or, in the very least, to radically transform it. Mars in Cancer is primed to nurture and seek safety and security within the familiar, but the lunar opposition to Uranus and square to Hygeia demands change to facilitate healing. Late night see’s the Moon trine Neptune, which can see a sensitive and reflective atmosphere.
SAT MAY 6
The Moon trine Mars and Neptune can see a curious mixture of motivation and quietude. Much can be going on in private and people may prefer to keep to themselves as they absorb certain realities or form strategies to go forward. Certain changes may not be entirely comfortable. The Moon goes on to quincunx Venus which can see attempts to keep appearances or convey a pleasant exterior while deeper matters are going on under the surface or big changes are being made privately behind the scenes.The Moon enters Sagittarius around 1:04 PM PST, where it squares Saturn, sextile’s Pluto, while sesquisquare Chiron, which can see some shyness, inhibitions, or sensitivity about certain things. In some cases, people can feel pressured to share more than they feel ready to, or feel put on the spot. There can be a desire for more independence, or some quest or other that distracts from usual commitments. It’s also possible that responsibilities or other challenges seem to hamper a need for more freedom, or there is uncertainty around facts or truth. The Sun getting closer to perfecting it’s conjunction to Uranus can see some surprising or illuminating reveals, or things can come to light over the next few weeks that can better inform decision making. Things are very much in flux, and it can all feel like an experiment. Venus at the final degree of Gemini can feel both decisive yet undecided. Nothing is set in stone, although there may be a few things that are clear and certain, much is still unclear.
SUN MAY 7
Venus enters nurturing Cancer at 7:25 AM PST, seeing a cycle which brings more attention to nurturing and nourishing activities, home and hearth, family, roots, caring for others and being cared for. Food is a love language for this Venus placement. The Moon in Sagittarius is trine Chiron and sesquisquare Jupiter, seeing a generous and compassionate energy with a healing bent permeate the atmosphere. There’s an open mindedness here and philosophical attitude that is flexible and understanding. A lunar sextile to Hygeia also forms that further emphasizes the focus on health and healing. Venus in Cancer will build a strong trine to Saturn in Pisces over time which can see supportive relationships during uncertain times. Mercury Rx in Taurus sextile Saturn just now is common sensical, wise, and has a good sense of timing. There is a good sense of when to act or when to remain quiet. Once Mercury stations direct next Sunday evening (Mothers Day), it will start heading towards Uranus again where it will perfect it’s conjunction at 20 degrees on June 4. By then, more information will be available, and Jupiter (which enters Taurus on May 16), will open up more horizons and things can feel a bit more optimistic by then.