MAY 6, 2019 MONDAY
The loose-lipped Moon in Gemini makes no exact trysts with other planets today but its ruler Mercury changes to the serene and deliberate sign of Taurus at 2:25pm ET. The Messenger God/dess generally prefers to move at a hurried pace. In Taurus, Mercury is left with no choice but to slow its roll. This ingress really tempers the day towards a gentle and thorough way of interfacing with the world. Slow and steady, wins the race. Mercury in Taurus is all about down-to-earth and getting-to-the-point kind of thinking. Often there is a logical and practical process that accompanies decision-making and correspondence of all kinds. Mercury visiting the temple of Venus is invited to incline towards relaxation and pleasure-oriented imaginations. Instead of scurrying about, our minds and mouths are compelled to ease into a more laid-back kind of style. However, because of Uranus’ presence in Taurus, most planets entering the first few degrees of fixed signs (Taurus, Leo, Scorpio & Aquarius) will first encounter the planet of chaos jerking them out of their usual solid temperament. We are in the collective present where things that have been stable for some time start to form cracks. Mercury will leisurely stroll through Taurus until May. 20th.
MAY 7, 2019 TUESDAY
Today will prove to be a challenge to your resilience and ability to withstand the weighty transits befalling all of us. The morning is a downpour of overwhelm with the Moon in Gemini squaring Neptune in Pisces that have us wanting to run out to the nearest escape door. Feeling like a wreck is likely an understatement. Round 1 of the roughest of the astroweather this week perfects as an uncomfortable Venus in Aries squares domineering Saturn Rx in Capricorn both at 20˚ at 9:26am ET. Folks with planets and angles in cardinal signs (Aries, Cancer, Libra, & Capricorn) as well as in Taurus and Libra are likely feeling this confrontation on a personal level. This can express as restrictions, hard boundaries, rejections, and feeling disconnected in all kinds of relationships. The temperature of this tension feels cold. It’s easier to be mistrustful and embittered. Whatever comes up will need some action. Saturn often invites us to take a sobering look at what’s not working particularly in our relationship dynamics. Get right with the commitments you’re willing to pursue and get real with what you’re no longer devoted to. As well, if you’re feeling isolated, this transit rudely wakes you up to the role you play in your loneliness. Self-compassion will go a long way today and all week. The afternoon receives some support from Venus and Jupiter giving a glimmer of hope and faith to get through it. At 7:50pm ET right before the Moon goes void for the rest of the evening, the Moon conjoins Mars likely setting us off to a night of frustrations and at worst, rage. It’s best to apply this hot-air energy towards a task so as to not let it fester in your body. Spend the evening exercising, dancing, boxing, and sweating it out. It’s likely been a rough day.
MAY 8, 2019 WEDNESDAY
At 5:06am ET, the Moon takes refuge by coming home to her home sign Cancer. This homecoming feels like nesting in a warm blanket and feeling protected from the harsh reality of this week. It also brings up more sensitivity and changing moods. At 10:22am ET, Mercury finally perfects it’s conjunction with Uranus at 3˚ sending electricity through our brains. This combo has amazing potential for revolutionary and enlightening insights and ideas. Uranus infuses our mental faculties with more innovative, witty, original and unconventional visions. It’s a great time to do any work with technology and communications. Also good for innovating the ways you do business and entrepreneurship. The newly cozy Cancer Moon also finds itself convening with this combo supporting the exploration of sudden inspirations that come about. Think back to your intentions from the recent New Moon last Saturday and start planning your execution for action. Experiment and take risks. This late evening we find the Sun in Taurus sextile Neptune in Pisces both at 18˚ at 10:53pm ET. An intoxicating combination that takes us to mystical and esoteric lands. Our consciousness and ego become aware of what’s beyond the confines of reality. As a result, we become guided by something larger than ourselves, something I call spirit. A good night to connect to your breath and practice meditation to tap into your likely heightened intuitive senses. On a mundane level, this can also just be an opportune time to be inspired and get lost in art, poetry, music, films and glamour. Enjoy!
MAY 9, 2019 THURSDAY
The Cancer Moon continues to ride the waves from last night’s metaphysical and fantastical encounter as it trines Neptune just after lunch time. At the same time, we experience the round 2 of the roughest transits this week: Venus gets equally showered with abundance with a trine with Jupiter Rx in Sagittarius at 12:56pm ET and then simultaneously casted in the ugly shadows with a square with Pluto Rx in Capricorn at 1:18pm ET, all at 23˚. This is the second stressful climax of rude awakenings in your relationships that likely came up on Tuesday. Venus is pulled and plucked in seemingly opposite directions feeling both equally harmonious and trusting, and also compulsive and controlling. Regardless of the means, the end result is an invitation towards a renewal and transmutation of the ways you relate with others. Today may feel truly like a mixed bag as the Moon moves through the Crescent phase getting support from the Sun’s rays. But for most of the afternoon and evening, the Moon finds itself in opposition with the harshness of Saturn Rx and Pluto Rx and also squaring Venus before going void-of-course at 10:06pm ET. It can definitely feel like life is hard and discouraging. Relationships likely disappoint and there can be difficulty in expressing and sharing vulnerably. Even though feelings of disconnection is strong, it is probably useful to spend some time alone. Employ your useful self-soothing and nurturing strategies. Give yourself some time to sit with the realities you’re dealing with. Taking some distance and space can be very helpful. Just always remember that difficult transits knock us off centre to almost force us to deal with situations being presented. They are fruitful opportunities to problem solve and turn things around. Of course there can be and will be grief and struggle. But know that all these things ebb and flow. Even if your problems feel permanent, these transits are temporary. You just get moments of resounding push to deal with them. And this week is that time.
MAY 10, 2019 FRIDAY
The Moon enters Leo at 9:14am ET establishing a more cheerful and sunnier disposition. We’re more set up to be optimistic and find the positive angle of our hard situations. It’s a good day to commune with joy and love. Pamper yourself and give praise to your resilience and strength. Feed your heart and engage in activities that’s life affirming. In the afternoon there can be emotional fireworks and surprising feelings surging through. The need for independence increases as the Leo Moon squares Uranus in Taurus. This sways the mood of the day towards quick tempers and a compulsive need to break free from burdensome situations. People are likely unpredictable and erratic, creating a certain atmosphere of impatience. The late evening finds the Moon squaring Mercury promoting nervous internal chatter and trivial talks. The mind and body can feel restless and excitable. This mood prepares us for the activities of tomorrow.
MAY 11, 2019 SATURDAY
The early morning finds the Sun in Taurus trine Saturn Rx in Capricorn at 5:19am ET both at 20˚. This is a beautiful combination that imparts integrity in the ways we embark on new beginnings. There is a lightness that the Sun provides against Saturn’s usual heaviness. Our material worlds come together with slow and lasting growth and development. This is a really great day to build, reconstruct, produce and sculpt plans for navigating changes that’s occurring in your lives. The evening finds the Leo Moon perfect the First Quarter phase of its cycle with the Sun at 9:12pm ET. Think back to the intentions or beginnings that emerged from the New Moon in Taurus last Saturday because this is the time to take your ideas into formable action. Just after midnight we may feel even more encouraged to keep the faith as the Moon gets support from Jupiter. It’s truly a nice respite from the harsher astroweather from the last few days.
MAY 12, 2019 SUNDAY
The Leo Moon gets some sweetness from Venus and support from Mars in the morning before going void for just a few hours at 8:25am ET. The Moon then enters Virgo at 12:22pm ET creating a Sunday that’s good for domestic chores, food prepping and generally creating order in your environment. It will likely feel good to potter around the house, do laundry, dust, clean the floors and tend to your garden. Getting into these activities can help calm the mind and heart that can be prone to overthinking and worry under this lunar sky. The evening is welcomed with a supportive trine with Uranus providing the end of your day and week with some spontaneity and fun. Go out for an evening stroll or visit a part of town you have not been to before. Get inspired by new surroundings and say farewell to this week. You survived and no doubt will continue to do so.
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