MON MAY 3.
After some interesting shifts over the weekend, today see’s the shifts continue with the Moon in Aquarius conjunct Saturn, while squaring the Sun, Uranus, and eventually Venus in Taurus. Mercury, planet of communications, commerce and short distance travel also shifts into Gemini at 7:49 PM PST. In some way, we could be in new territory. With the week beginning with a lunar/Saturn conjunction, there’s a sort of serious, get down to business vibe amidst a lot of shifts that are continuing to unfold. The Moon and Saturn attempt to anchor us and find stability within fluctuating and dynamic situations. With both Venus and Mercury currently squaring Jupiter, there’s an expansion happening interpersonally, financially and/or commercially, and Venus’ link to Neptune and Pluto suggests there can be high ideals and a lot of determination around all of this. In spite of obvious signs of progress and forward motion, there can still be some loose ends to sweep up this week to get things “just right” or to really settle into a new groove. Venus will follow Mercury’s footsteps into Gemini on Saturday, and this can see a build up to inspiring, beneficial, and positive communications, partnerships, collaborations, exchanges, or cooperative efforts, -but there may be some confusion or bemusement to navigate along the way. The week begins on a “gotta keep it together vibe”, as the positive momentum being generated by all of the shifts can be somewhat destabilizing or even distracting, so it’s important not to drop the bass kick to the entire ensemble. Saturn’s ongoing link to Chiron has healing as it’s modus operandi, and this highlights the crucial role that timing plays in everything. With Mars squaring Chiron, it might be important to note that if any acceleration forward doesn’t result in the positive reception or instant results we had hoped, -and instead triggers doubts or even old wounds or insecurities, Saturn’s positive link to healing Chiron indicates it’s most likely simply an issue of timing. Mars in Cancer can be hypersensitive to this, so this can be important to keep in mind. Patience, determination, resilience, and consistency can pay off.
TUES MAY 4.
Today begins with the Moon in the later degrees of Aquarius linking up to optimistic Jupiter. There can be some excitement around interactions, and/or creative/financial/or commercial endeavors. It can feel like new and exciting things are unfolding under the surface and in general. There’s a nervous energy around all of this as well, and it may not be easy to express everything we’d like to, and we can second guess ourselves or have some indecision around how to approach something or someone. Nevertheless, there’s a lot of hope and optimism amidst all this nervous excitement. There’s an expansive, adventurous and generous nature to the day where few things seem too far fetched. In the early evening, the Moon builds a trine to Mars in Cancer, and heads into Pisces at 7:09 PM PST. This see’s the emotions, imagination, and capacity for fantasy pleasantly stimulated, and we may have more courage, motivation, optimism, and drive around delving in beyond our comfort zones. The Pisces lunation can see a sort of preparatory and anticipatory vibe, and there can be a loosening of inhibitions, and more courage and motivation around taking positive risks. This can see some unexpected surprises that lead us in unusual directions. Venus trine Pluto, which perfects very soon, highlights the importance of remaining true to ourselves and our values, likes and dislikes, and being authentic about following a path that truly makes us happy and deeply fulfilled. It also makes us dead ass serious about what and who brings us pleasure. Even if there are differences, doubts, questioning or restlessness around certain dynamics, situations, or people, or there is something brand new or very unconventional, highly unusual, or even somewhat intimidating about it,- there is a strong, undeniable and fundamental pull that exists (Venus/Pluto.) A willingness to compromise and become more actively curious, explorative and communicative will be highlighted by Venus’ movement into communicative Gemini at the weekend.
WED MAY 5.
Today see’s the Moon in dreamy and imaginative Pisces trine Mars in sensitive Cancer while sextile the Sun and Uranus in Taurus. This coincides with Venus perfecting it’s trine to Pluto at 26 degrees in the early evening hours. Today can see some decisive realizations or possibly even some actions, but this being a Pisces lunation suggests that much of this can go down under the radar or internally/psychologically. A sort of resolve that dawns on us or possibly even something we just admit to ourselves. There’s a certain “undeniability” to these configurations that can see us getting real with ourselves about something we desire but may have wrestled with or fought somehow. The Sun and Uranus highlights certain things in a very matter of fact way that can help us simply embrace something with less apprehension, doubt or complex. Mars sextile Uranus is more willing to venture outside of it’s shell and known comfort zones to embrace what is “weird”. The Moon conjuncts Neptune later on and this can see a sort of melting into this new level of authenticity, and there can be something highly spiritual about whatever is going on here that can also be excellent for creativity and overall motivation. There can be something “inevitable” about whatever realizations, epiphanies or decisive resolve that is occurring now. These configurations can also make us very receptive, and it’s a little easier to lower our guard to whatever or whoever we may have previously felt intimidated, doubtful, hesitant, restless, or apprehensive about.
THURS MAY 6.
The early morning hours continue on the note of the Venus/Pluto perfection, which may have seen a decisive “coming to terms with”, a very matter of fact, (and in some cases very physical/biological) pull towards something or someone. The Moon conjunct Neptune today can see a reflective and imaginative atmosphere, steeped in fantasy, dreams, and possibly escapism. There may still be some uncertainty or hesitation around how exactly to go about something, indicated by the Saturn/Uranus link to the Sun, but it seems the resolve is there, and so is the optimism. Something can simply be too powerful to ignore or brush off, minimize, or explain away any longer. The Moon goes on to sextile Venus and Pluto in the early eve/late afternoon, and this can see something or someone make quite an impact on us. It can almost be overwhelming, but not in a negative sense. Whatever is occurring here can actually be quite pleasurable, even if it’s taking place entirely internally. With Venus involved it’s almost certainly involving another person somehow, and this can see some profound inner shifts occurring under the surface within our own psyche, and in particular dynamics interpersonally or otherwise. There is an undeniable need to embrace our most authentic desires, and doing so (oddly) happens to be what is also most practical, realistic and feasible to our respective situation (Venus in Taurus.) In spite of this bent towards the humble and the practical, there’s also something highly idealistic, idyllic, and even downright magical about whatever we’re embracing or coming to terms with now. The Venus square to Jupiter, which will eventually be replaced by a trine, can make us feel extremely blessed, fortunate, and even lucky to have come across something precious and rare (Happiness? Love? Pleasure? Enjoyment? Prosperity?)-within such a humble, and common place framework, that actually supports rather than detracts from our further growth and development. The Moon/Pluto/Venus contacts today can see some powerful internal experiences, and interactions with others can be pleasant, even if they seem casual on the surface, they can make more of an impact than we maybe let on or make apparent. Much is going on under the surface with the Moon still in sensitive, passive, psychic and receptive Pisces, but this is nonetheless a powerful day.
FRI MAY 7.
This morning see’s the Moon in Aries conjunct Chiron, going on to sextile Mercury now in Gemini, and square Mars in sensitive, comfort seeking Cancer. This can see a sort of impatience and perhaps some vulnerability around getting certain conversations started or taking some sort of initiative in some way. With Mars squaring up to Chiron, while Saturn is sextile Chiron, it’s important not to take issues of poor timing to heart. With the Moon in courageous and assertive Aries sextile Mercury in Gemini, there can be a desire to communicate and get straight to the point, and perhaps an impatience to make something happen. The heart and mind are in agreement, but with the Moon square Mars it’s important not to let impatience spoil anything or seed doubts or insecurity where there need not be any. This one warning aside, today can see a good flow of communication, which can make it easier to talk about things or feelings that have been challenging to discuss directly. Mercury trine Saturn can help steady the reigns, and suggests a desire for communications of substance and meaning, or in the very least, to be taken seriously. The configurations indicate a mutual respect between parties, and people can say what they mean and mean what they say. It’s possible what is discussed has been thought about a long time, and even if this isn’t the case and it’s off the cuff, there’s an element of sincerity present. Even though the Mercury link to Saturn is harmonious, it still indicates a bit of shyness or inhibition, a sort of holding back and tempering, but what is present is a genuine curiosity and the ability to sit with something or someone and give it deeper thought and time.
SAT MAY 8.
This morning see’s the Moon in Aries conjunct Chiron and sextile Saturn. A semi square to Venus in Taurus can see a desire to take action interpersonally, perhaps there’s a bit of eagerness, or a restless impatience, but maybe it’s also just a pleasant enthusiasm and the tension that accompanies excitement around something. The Moon/Saturn link can indicate a sort of “sitting with” the feelings. There’s a sort of inner stability and resilience that accompanies this aspect, and it’s possible we feel encouraged about something, or more settled around it. Mercury now sextile Chiron as well can indicate that certain channels of communications may have opened up more and there can be more of a desire to compromise or set certain preemptive judgements or assumptions aside in order to reach understandings or achieve more cohesion and harmonious flow. It also indicates the potential for some healing and even cathartic conversations. Venus enters Gemini at 7:01 PM PST this evening, which can see the planet of love, money, beauty and pleasure in a more curious and communicative form for the duration of this cycle. This evening ends with a lunar square to Pluto, which can see a sort of intense preoccupation building around something, perhaps we’re intensely excited and optimistic about the future possibilities.
SUN MAY 9.
Happy Mothers Day! Today begins with the Moon in late Aries, sextile Jupiter in Aquarius and square Pluto in Capricorn. This can see an intense sort of optimism around something. There’s an almost obsessed enthusiasm around something that seems to have really put some wind in our sails. Whatever it is, we’re very invested in it, -even if we try to tell ourselves otherwise. There’s an eagerness, and an impulsivity and compulsion to these maths that can make us less afraid about treading into previously intimidating or in some cases “taboo” territory. The Moon/Jupiter link gives us a sort of optimism and confidence that has an attitude of “even if it goes badly at least I gave it a shot.” The Moon heads into earthy and tactile Taurus a little after 4 PM PST, and this can see a wild hair twitch in our asses as it links up to Uranus (totally accidental pun there.) This evening can see us preparing for the week ahead but also entertaining some out of the box actions or initiatives. A sort of “feel the fear and do it anyway” kind of vibe. There can be something “different” or exhilarating about this. The lunar square to Saturn on Monday can see some inhibitions or challenges to get over, but it looks like we’re finally working up the balls to instigate a transformation around something. This upcoming Tuesday can see inhibitions or barriers melting like chocolate that’s been left in the sun.