***all times are PDT***
monday may 11th-
at 12:33am mercury in taurus squares mars in aquarius, creating tension between the mind and intellect and the will and drive. mercury/mars can be feisty, fiery, aggressive and combative. watch out for arguments and discord over who has a handle on the Truth. at best mercury/mars motivates us to act, speak up and take a stand! but we also want to make sure we are questioning what we believe in and what we think we know. a mind works best when it’s open- so don’t close your mind in fixed, rigid ways. stay open to Truth revealing itself in a myriad of forms.
mercury moves out of taurus and into gemini at 2:58pm, shifting the mind and intellect from earth to air, body to mind, yin to yang. mercury rules gemini and is very well placed here. he is extra curious, communicative and fun loving! just watch out for the shadow of mercury in gemini- only living on the surface and avoiding the depths as well as not being completely honest and above board in your communications.
the sun in taurus semisextiles venus in gemini at 6:57pm, aligning the conscious self and ego with the Goddess of Love and Beauty who is about to go retrograde tomorrow. the sun is in venus’ sign and with the sun’s aspect to venus just before her descent into the Underworld we want to pay attention to what is being brought to light, illuminated or brought into awareness around money, our values, relationships, self worth and self-Love.
tuesday may 12th-
neptune in pisces squares vesta in sagittarius at 2:50am, creating tension between the Higher Heart and planet of illusion and the Priestess asteroid Goddess of focus and devotion. neptune/vesta is lovely for channeling our Higher Love and compassion into focused devoted action that is altruistic and for a Greater Purpose. yet this is a square aspect and we can also find exacerbation of the tendency towards illusion, deception, escapism and not seeing the whole picture. with both bodies in the spiritual oriented signs it’s important we are questioning our beliefs- spiritual, intellectual, political and otherwise. take off the rose colored glasses so you can see the Truth!
mercury in gemini trines stationary retrograde saturn in aquarius at 1:14pm, aligning the mind and intellect with the Lord of Karma and planet of Mastery. mercury/saturn is great for having serious conversations, getting real, seeing reality and speaking the Truth. mercury is in gemini and wants to perceive clearly from many angles. saturn is in aquarius double checking that our desire for change and freedom is sourced from discipline and self mastery and not just reactionary rebelliousness like a teenager who does the opposite simply because you told them not to! pay attention to what you hear, think and say today. do your due diligence and double check things said and heard. get to the Truth.
mars moves out of aquarius and into pisces at 9:17pm, shifting the will and drive from air to water, yang to yin, mind to emotion. mars in pisces is creative, romantic, artistic and dreamy. the coming weeks of mars journey through pisces is great for intuition, artistic expression, imagination, mystical experience and more! just watch out for the shadow side of mars in pisces: being in denial, deceptive, avoiding facing reality or turning to additions to numb out.
at 11:45pm venus stations retrograde at 21’50 gemini (at 11:45pmPDT), commencing the Goddess of Love and beauty’s inward/downward journey that lasts until 6/24/20 when venus stations direct again. the coming weeks of venus’ retrograde journey are traditionally thought of as a time to address the past when it comes to relationships, finances, values and self-worth. it is not the best time to get married, but it is a great time to renegotiate contracts, commitments and arrangements in financial and emotional relationships. the past is coming back around and it’s time to reevaluate things. this is great for deep introspection and reflection around Love, money, our values, self worth and self Love. taking time to address these areas of life is key as we have opportunities to release the past and lighten our load as we move forward, but it is up to us to do the work to get there! (for more information on venus’ retrograde journey check the video i posted here- https://divineharmony.com/astrology-videos/venus-retrograde-may-12th-to-june-24th-video/)
wednesday may 13th-
the sun at taurus semisquares chiron in aries at 12:30am, creating tension between the conscious self and ego and the Wounded Healer planetoid. sun/chiron shines a Light on our deepest wounds and pain. whatever is not being working with consciously has the capacity to control us unconsciously. diving deep and seeing if our attachments, desires, entitlement and resistance to change (all shadow taurus attributes) has a wounded Source that needs to be acknowledged is key right now. healing is possible but first we must turn the Light on and face what is in the shadows!
thursday may 14th-
at 7:32am jupiter stations retrograde 27’14 capricorn, bringing the Greater Benefic to a standstill in the sky. all jupiterian matters are in focus- travel, expansion, growth, success, teaching, learning, and more. jupiter is heading into the underworld so we are supported in taking his expansive energy down and in. jupiter in capricorn is jupiter in the sign of saturn. jupiter and saturn have very opposite energys- expansion versus contraction, luck versus hard work, possibility versus reality. at best jupiter in capricorn can help us expand structures and foundations in our lives so they are strong and able to built on for years to come. with jupiter retrograde he will be going back over territory he has been past once- so be prepared to go back over things and do some deep reflection.
at 11:59am mars in pisces trines the north node in cancer, aligning the will and drive with the node of destiny and evolution. mars helps us direct our energy and the north node shows us the path of growth and what is being asked of us so we can evolve. put the two together and we have big support in moving forward right now. with both bodies in water signs mars effort is more about surrender, working with emotions, and turning within. pay attention to destiny right now!
the sun in taurus trines retrograde pluto in capricorn at 11:49pm, aligning the conscious self and ego with the planet of Transformation. msun/pluto is a great aspect for transformation, evolution and empowerment. like the snake shedding his skin- we can release the parts of the past that are no longer valid for our growth right now. harnessing the power of pluto financially, professionally and personally is supported today!
friday may 15th-
at 2:44am retrograde venus conjoins vesta at 21’45 gemini, linking the Goddess of Love and Beauty with the Priestess asteroid Goddess of Devotion. this is the 2nd venus/vesta conjunction due to Venus’ underworld journey and from tuesday to today vesta has been triggering the venus/neptune square- a defining signature of Venus’ retrograde journey. if you have not seen my hour long video blog about venus retrograde you can find that here- https://divineharmony.com/astrology-videos/venus-retrograde-may-12th-to-june-24th-video/
with venus/vesta in the early morning hours pay attention to your dreams upon waking for important messages from the Unconscious. we want to be devoted to Truth- not to being right or having it all figured out. keep your mind open!
at 8:16am mercury in gemini semisextiles uranus in taurus, linking lower mind and Higher Mind in harmonious ways! stay open to sudden insights, aha moments, bolt out of the blue awarenesses. communication, thinking and perception can bring important insights and information right now- pay attention!
mercury in gemini sextiles chiron in aries at 1:22pm, aligning the mind and intellect with the Wounded Healer. this is a great day for healing communication. sharing our honest thoughts and feelings is supported right now. old wounds and pain arising around our relationship to anger, fire, desire, agency, aggression and more are up. how do we assert ourselves? can we set boundaries and take a stand? or do we overdo that and actually build walls and act aggressive. honest confrontation with emotions and feelings is the path to healing right now. what we do not acknowledge we will stuff and project onto others. the path to healing is feeling!
mars in pisces semisextiles retrograde saturn in aquarius at 5:25pm, linking the will and drive with the planet of mastery and hard work. with the two malefics in harmonious aspect we are supported in taking our dreams, vision and compassion (mars in pisces) and doing something masterful and integrous with it. being serious, focused and mature in our actions and emotional expression is key. with both bodies in the last two signs- there’s focus on the collective and the Bigger Picture right now.
saturday may 16th-
mercury in gemini semisquares eris in aries at 2:44am, bringing tension between the mind and intellect and the Goddess of Discord and Chaos. sudden and unexpected communications and information coming to Light is possible right now. this is in the early morning hours (for USA) so pay attention to your dreams upon waking! use your voice to take a stand for Truth- but at the same keep your mind open to seeing more of the Truth than you previously had awareness of ;)
mercury in gemini sesquiquadrates retrograde pluto in capricorn at 10:54am, making for some intensity in communication and thinking this morning. mercury is triggering the pluto/eris square so watch out for power struggles and combative communication right now. mercury/pluto wants to get to the bottom of the things but can also be controlling, dominating and suspicious. self inquiry via therapy, shadow work, dream work and meditation can prove deeply insightful right now!
sunday may 17th-
at 1:29am pallas athena stations retrograde at 0’57 aquarius, bringing the Goddess of Wisdom to a stand still in the sky. pallas is all about seeing patterns and getting to the Truth and in aquarius her vision goes beyond what is normal and accepted and can even be futuristic, genius and visionary! with pallas at a standstill themes around politics, Truth, vision and the future are in focus. pay attention!
stationary pallas athena quincunxes the north node 0’57 cancer at 6:53am, bringing tension between the Wisdom and Warrior Goddess who was born of her father’s head and the north node in cancer the sign of the Great Mother. where are we divorced from our emotions, the feminine, our bodies and Mother Earth? where have we defaulted to the patriarchy even if we are women or men who honor the feminine. this is a time to check in to see where we are off course- personally and collectively.
at 9:40am the sun in taurus trines retrograde jupiter in capricorn, aligning the conscious self and ego with the planet of expansion, growth and success. sun/jupiter can be amazing for taking leaps and going for it! particularly with both in earth signs- career and money is getting a big boost. think big but do the work to make it happen. manifestation is possible right now!
have a blessed week!