Mars in Gemini opposes Saturn rx in Sagittarius at 2:55am EST on Monday, May 29th. Both Mars and Saturn are considered the malefic planets of the zodiac and are often the culprits involved in obstacles, struggles, and challenges. When these two planets oppose one another, they can have a tendency to bring out the worst. Think of this transit as driving with the brakes on. Mars wants to go, but Saturn rx wants to hold back. This transit can result in delays and roadblocks to your plans. If this happens, take note of where you might need to pay more attention to details and regulations before you can get going again.
Mercury in Taurus trines Pluto rx in Capricorn on Wednesday, May 31st at 8:03am EST. Since both of these planets are in earth signs, conversations about the deeper side of life will be methodical, meaningful, and rooted. You may have an easier time expressing and communicating business matters, or even facilitating difficult conversations and topics directly but with tact.
Venus in Aries trines Saturn rx in Sagittarius the next day on Thursday, June 1st at 11:23am EST. Playing by the rules can set you up for success today, especially when dealing with relationships and other people. This energy lasts a few days until Venus meets up with Uranus on Saturday, May 3rd at 3:32am EST. The rules and regulations we felt compelled to abide by have now been thrown out the window, as Uranus brings an unexpected but exciting energy to our relationships and group dealings. The Sun in Gemini trines Jupiter rx in Libra, bringing a boost of positive energy and good luck, which supports the outcomes of the Venus/Uranus conjunction. Anything is possible today, so go for it!
Moon Transits this Week:
Moon enters Leo Monday, May 29th at 8:12am EST
Moon enters Virgo Wednesday, May 31st at 12:16pm EST
Moon enters Libra Friday, June 2nd at 8:04pm EST
Venus in Aries squares Pluto rx in Capricorn on Thursday, May 25th at 12:22pm EST. Venus is already compromised in Aries, as she is in her most uncomfortable sign of the zodiac. With power-loving Pluto rx challenging Venus, power struggles and breakdowns may ensue. This transit is not one that facilitates romantic relationships or easy-going business partnerships. Pluto has a tendency to burn up and destroy whatever issues it comes in contact with. In some cases, this can be positive (think of the phoenix rising from ashes), but it can also be very uncomfortable and drastic. This is a great transit for finally laying to rest a dead-end relationship, but not so much for embarking on a new romance.
Interestingly, the Gemini New Moon takes place later in the day on the 25th at 3:44pm EST. This is a welcome astrological distraction from the awkward Venus/Pluto rx square. Pay attention to ideas that come your way during this time, especially with a New Moon in Gemini, as they are seeds trying to plant themselves for later development. Instead of focusing on what’s broken with the Venus/Pluto square, shift your mindset toward engaging in productive conversation and brainstorming. This is a great time for writing things down, taking notes, and drawing up pros and cons.
Mercury in Taurus is quincunx Jupiter in Libra at 3:17pm EST. In the quincunx aspect, the two planets involved cannot “see” one another, so their interactions are prone to misinterpretation or confusion. Quincunxes always require some sort of adjustment or revisioning, and with Mercury and Jupiter involved, the bigger picture must be reconciled with the details. Don’t allow this energy to overwhelm you--remember that the best way to eat an elephant is one bite at a time.
Moon Transists for this Week:
Moon enters Aries Sunday, May 21st at 6:10am EST
Moon enters Taurus Tuesday, May 23rd at 8:33am EST
Moon enters Gemini Thursday, May 25th at 8:15am EST
Gemini New Moon Thursday, May 25th at 3:44pm EST
Moon enters Cancer Saturday, May 27th at 7:25am EST
A slowdown of Mercury, our planet of communication, travel, and tricks, takes place this week as it enters Taurus at 12:07am EST on Tuesday, May 16th. While Mercury (the fastest planet) is not always comfortable in Taurus, the slowest and most deeply rooted sign of the zodiac, Mercury can benefit from the change of pace and can learn to be more methodical and focused. Deep and meaningful conversations may be a result of this transit.
A Saturn rx/Uranus trine in the fire signs (Sagittarius and Aries, respectively) on Friday, May 19th at 2:14am EST fuses our regard to the rules with our desire to be an individual. Saturn rx in Sagittarius has been asking us to seriously examine and consider our philosophical, spiritual, and religious leanings. In a trine with Uranus in Aries, you may feel encouraged to pioneer a new idea or expression of yourself while still staying true to your traditional values. This transit forms a grand kite with the North and South Nodes, suggesting that the revelations you come to during this period are related to your true purpose -- what you take in from this world and your subsequent output. Your motivations are likely to turn into accomplishments if this energy is used productively.
Venus in Aries also opposes Jupiter rx in Libra on the 19th at 10:12am EST. This transit will put an extroverted spin on your outward and social expression. With Jupiter in Libra disposited by Venus, Jupiter is looking to Venus for “instructions.” Luckily for Jupiter, Venus just wants to see happiness and creativity in any endeavour. These two benefic planets work well together and do not clash in the opposition. Instead, they seem to amplify one another and facilitate working well with others or in groups.
The final important transit this week is the Sun’s transition into Gemini on Saturday, May 20th at 1:31pm. Ruled by Mercury, Gemini is the brainy sign of the zodiac. Planets in Gemini are most comfortable and most fully expressive in situations in which they can observe, analyze, and report back their intellectualization of these observations. With the Sun in Gemini, there are lots of stakes in your fire, and somehow you are able to keep track of them all. Gemini can be prone to overextending itself out of curiosity and a desire to examine all facets of a topic or situation. This is where it gets its fickle and flighty reputation. With the Sun in this sign for the next month or so, you may be full of ideas, though they may be superficial due to the sheer number of things running through your mind. If your mind won’t stop racing, don’t worry, it’s par for the course, so enjoy the ride!
Moon Phases for this week:
Moon enters Capricorn Sunday, May 14th at 1:37am EST
Moon enters Aquarius Tuesday, May 16th at 10:50am EST
Moon enters Pisces Thursday, May 18th at 11:52pm EST
Sunday, May 7th
The Moon in Libra trines Mars in Gemini at 11:56am EST. Mars in Gemini is fueled by a Mercury-like energy that will enable you to complete your familial obligations, as well as make time for getting together with friends. The Moon passes over Jupiter in Libra at 7:01pm EST, making today a great day in general for getting together with friends or enjoying company in your home.
Monday, May 8th
The Moon in Libra squares Pluto rx in Capricorn at 3:56am EST and opposes Uranus in Aries at 4:47pm EST, posing some challenges for working with others. The Moon/Pluto square may result in power struggle issues, with the Moon inclined to look on the bright side of things and Pluto wanting to get down to business. This power struggle is most likely to take place internally vs. externally. You may feel as though you have to sacrifice amenities today just to get the job done. Uranus in Aries is likely to mix things up just when you feel that you’ve gotten a grasp of them, so be prepared to embrace the unexpected, particularly when it comes to relationships.
Tuesday, May 9th
The Moon enters Scorpio today at 1:01am EST, gearing up for tomorrow’s full Moon. The Sun in Taurus trines Pluto rx in Capricorn at 2:24pm EST, one of only two trines between these planets in 2017. This transit should have us feeling empowered and in control, with both planets in harmony in stable earth signs.
Wednesday, May 10th
Mercury in Aries passes over Uranus in Aries at 1:20am EST. This is the third and last meetup between these planets this year. This transit should be the easiest to deal with, not only because we’ve now experienced two Mercury/Uranus conjunctions, but also because Mercury is now direct for this last transit. The urge to fire off at the mouth or verbalize your wildest ideas will be present, but perhaps more developed. Sometimes your craziest ideas are your best ideas, so see where they take you. The Full Moon in Scorpio happens today at 5:42pm EST, illuminating the path and bringing to light hidden aspects or circumstances we should consider.
Thursday, May 11th
The Moon moves into Sagittarius today at 12:59pm EST, and later Mars in Gemini squares Neptune in Pisces at 1:52pm EST. The Mars/Neptune square may bring up hidden or secret issues that we need to continue to address following the full Moon and up to two weeks thereafter. This transit is also prone to impulse and reaction, often times giving us the impression that we should pursue or respond to something that may not be exactly as it appears. Try to avoid the wild goose chase that this square might throw at you.
Friday, May 12th
Luckily the Mars/Neptune uncertainty takes a turn for the better when Mars in Gemini trines Jupiter rx in Libra at 6:19am EST. This transit will take the edge off and any suspicion you may have been experiencing should be assuaged. This transit is particularly good for self-esteem, and you will likely feel quite confident in your decisions and actions today.
Saturday, May 13th
The Moon in Sagittarius passes over Saturn rx in Sagittarius at 6:56pm EST. This transit will bring our spiritual and familial obligations to light, and may ask us to reconsider how we have been approaching these obligations. Is there room to improve or streamline? This concept may be on your mind today.
Sunday, April 30th
Saturn rx in Sagittarius squares Chiron in Pisces, bringing old emotional wounds to the surface and challenging us to digest and integrate the lessons we have learned from those experiences. Saturn will want to ensure that we move forward, but in the most wise and sage-like way, which includes being able to objectively reflect on past experiences. Chances are it will have something to do with a behavior or belief that keeps popping up over and over again for you. Take some time to really examine what comes up today.
Monday, May 1st
There is a short opportunity period today (about 6 hours) after the Moon in Cancer squares Uranus in Aries at 4:23pm EST until the Moon moves into Leo tomorrow at 12:12am EST (9:12pm Monday for PST). When the Moon is void of course in Cancer, it provides pleasant and flowing energy since Jupiter is in exaltation in Cancer. Use this positive energy period to tidy up around the house, make overdue phone calls, and tend to others before the Moon moves into self-concerned Leo.
Tuesday, May 2nd
The Moon moves into Leo early today at 12:12am EST and then spends the rest of its day interacting with other personal planets, including a trine with Venus in Aries at 3:23am, a sextile to Mars in Gemini at 1:47pm EST, and a square to the Sun at 10:47pm EST. It’s not unlike a Leo Moon to want to get out and see the people, so to speak. The beneficial energy to Venus and Mars make charm somewhat difficult to resist today. By the time the Moon squares the Sun, you will have already made your rounds and convinced the necessary people of your abilities.
Wednesday, May 3rd
Didn’t Mercury just go retrograde? Well, luckily it’s back in direct motion today at 12:33pm EST. The internet can now stop blaming every snafu ever on Mercury direct, and Mercury can start functioning like its normal, butterfly-esque self.
Thursday, May 4th
The Moon enters Virgo today at 5:47am EST, then squares off with Mars in Gemini at 11:15pm EST. Today is a day for devoting some time to getting personally organized. Since the Moon is also quincunx (inconjunct) Venus today, this does not include help or assistance from the peanut gallery. The Moon encourages us to take inventory today so that we have all the facts and pieces needed for a square with Mars in Gemini, which will be quick to jump on the bandwagon and react based on accumulated knowledge, so make sure your info and resources are in order!
Friday, May 5th
The Moon in Virgo opposes Neptune in Pisces today, which is exactly the transit we need to help us convince ourselves that we are in need of some partying or a well-deserved break. The Moon in Virgo wants us to be hyper-aware and a little micromanage-y, quite frankly, while Neptune in Pisces is inviting us to the pool party. The best way to manage this transit is to work hard and then play harder, especially since it’s Cinco de Mayo and opportunities to do so abound.
Saturday, May 6th
Old emotional hang-ups and relationships are on the menu today when the Moon in Virgo opposes Chiron in Pisces at 9:40am EST, likely causing us to rehash every last detail of an argument, falling out, loss, or otherwise painful memory. The Moon enters Libra later in the day at 2:20pm EST, bringing our outer social world into the mix, and then opposes Venus in Aries at 11:22pm EST. This opposition may feel like we’ve been brought to our weakest or lowest point emotionally, since Venus is in detriment in Aries. We may feel shaken or as though we lack support. Use the Moon’s final Virgo energy to view and experience and past hurt from a detached and objective point of view before determining how it impacts your social or romantic endeavors.
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