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.
The new moon is the phase in which the moon is closest to the sun and remains mostly obscured. It is accumulating light, offering the possibility of growth for our plans and ideas leading into the full moon. New moons are opportune times for establishing intentions for growth, improvement, and expansion and committing to acting upon these intentions.
The new moon enters Scorpio on Wednesday, November 11th at 12:47pm EST in 19 degrees Scorpio. Scorpio is ruled by Pluto which is currently in Capricorn. Capricorn is the cardinal sign that rules work, achievements, and practicality. This new moon is an excellent time to use the intrinsic properties of Scorpio combined with the initiative energies of cardinal Capricorn to dig deep and identify areas in which you can personally excel, challenge yourself, and move forward. Give yourself permission to indulge a little, as you might feel you’ve been overworked or extra challenged with something lately. Now is a good time to evaluate what is not serving you or what is holding you back and let it go. Recognize that sometimes slow and steady wins this race.
The moon is also conjunct Mercury, the planet of communication and awareness. Thoughts and motivations may become more introverted and penetrating. Seek intellectual stimulation through probing thought, inquisition, and self-reflection. Reevaluate how you communicate with yourself and devote some time to internal nurturing and rejuvenation. Conversations with others may tend to be deep. The motivational energies of Scorpio may also help keep thoughts focused and interest high, as Mercury’s energy can tend to be somewhat erratic.
Finally, the moon is sextile Jupiter in Virgo, the planet of expansion and the sign of analysis. Opportunity is everywhere, so get organized! Now is a great time to identify practical and meaningful ways to improve ourselves, feed our brains, and stoke the fire in our souls!
The motto of Aquarius, “I know,” and its keyword imagination speak to what’s taking place in this card. The woman looks up toward the illuminated window, knowing and acknowledging her higher purpose and aware of the need for coalescence. Aquarius is an unconventional thinker, and the spectrum of the rainbow reflects the myriad of creative ways in which it’s possible to manifest higher purpose. Uranus, the ruling planet of Aquarius, encourages us to do the unusual and unpredictable.
Another minor planetary association that could be considered is Jupiter, the ruler of expansion and positivity; however, Jupiter rules Sagittarius, a fire sign, and, to me, this card is leaning more toward mental activity rather than physical activity. Despite this, consider looking for Jupiter and its aspects in your natal chart to see what impact it might have on your higher aspirations.
Numerically speaking, this card is a 7 (16 / 1+6=7), indicating that an investment in some form of seeking, searching, thinking or intellectual exploration should be made or is already underway.
With regard to the new moon, this card is inviting us to think creatively about how we can reach new horizons, improve ourselves, find our higher purpose, and turn isolation into motivation. Look at the fire-ruled houses of your natal chart (1st - body, 5th - soul, and 9th - spirit, mind) which are known as the life or personal houses. The planets and their aspects in these houses can indicate how to leverage the physical action of the element of fire in order to act upon the ideas for manifestation that the air sign of this card inspires us to consider.
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