***all times are PDT***
monday may 16th-
at 1:26am uranus in taurus semisquares ceres at the 1st degree of cancer, creating tension between the Rebel, Revolutionary and Great Awakener and the Great Mother asteroid Goddess. uranus can bring sudden and unexpected things into home/family situations, with mothers or children, safety and security issues and/or the environment. ceres in cancer crossing the world axis degree speaks to personal and collective things happening around mothers and children, home and family, safety and security and emotional well being. there can be disruptions playing out in these areas of life that may seem sudden or unexpected but they can help us see where we need to address things or deal with unresolved emotions and inner child wounds.
tuesday may 17th-
at 7:31pm retrograde mercury in gemini semisquares venus in aries, bringing tension between the mind and heart. this can make for tense communications in relationships involving Love or money. mercury is retrograde in gemini so not all the information is in and he is going over the past to get clear on things. venus in aries is fiery and impulsive and is not in a position to want to deal with the past as she wants to blaze forward. tuning into where holding back vs pushing forward is appropriate is key!
at 11:33pm mars cojoins neptune at 24’59 pisces- aligning the warrior, will and drive with the planet of mysticism, spirituality, denial and delusion. mars/neptune is great for creativity, spirituality, romance, and having faith in life! yet the shadow side is these two can make us more delusional, easily deceived and/or deceptive in nature. seeing what we want to see cannot be at the expense of seeing and dealing with reality. ultimately we must find the middle point where both can coexist without one dominating at the expense of the other. we also want to watch out for passive aggressive, subtle manipulation, dishonesty, addictions and generally not wanting to be direct, above board or dealing with life. use this astrology to dive deep into the waters of the Unconscious and pay attention to your dreams for messages from this deep space within <3 (mars parallels neptune on may 19th so from now until then we have a Super Aspect between the two in effect!)
wednesday may 18th-
at 4:37pm jupiter in aries squares ceres in cancer, creating tension between the planet of expansion and positivity and the Great Mother asteroid Goddess. last week we had the jupiter/uranus semisquare- and we have two more later in the year. that semisquare is now interacting with ceres bringing all manner of chaos, upheaval and inflammation of situations involve home, family, mothers, children, safety and security. we can see this playing out in the formula shortage, the shootings, the ukraine war, the fires and more. at best ceres in cancer is protective and intuitive but excessive jupiter in aries can amplify emotions to the point of them being out of control and unskillful. being present with your emotions- fear, anger, grief and more- is key.
thursday may 19th-
at 5:11am the sun in taurus trines retrograde pluto in capricorn, 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!
juno in pisces semisquares eris in aries at 3:24pm, creating tension between the asteroid Goddess of partnership and marriage and the Goddess of Discord and Chaos. this can bring some distruption into partnerships, marriage and financial alliances. juno in pisces is uber idealistic but eris can bring in some reality checks around where things are being swept under the carpet. keeping the rose colored glasses off is key!
at 4:14pm mars parallels neptune, completing the super aspect between mars and neptune that began with their conjunction earlier this week on tuesday. from then until today we have an amplified aspect between the will and ego and the planet of idealism and illusion. mars/neptune is wonderful for channeling the ego and will into spiritual service and selflessness. but the shadow of these two together can manifest as delusion, denial, dishonesty, back door manipulation, addiction and disassociation. checking into to make sure we are not being dishonest or delusional is key- but also make sure that others are being above board as well. not all is as it seems.
at 6:33pm retrograde mercury in gemini sextiles jupiter in aries, linking the mind and intellect with the planet of expansion and abundance! this can be great for learning, traveling, speaking, publishing and more. this is the 2nd of 3 linkages between mercury and jupiter due to his retrograde- so this is part of the larger conversation that is unfolding in may. being willing to open your mind, see new things, speak up and take a stand can be empowering and rewarding right now!
friday may 20th-
at 6:18pm the sun at 29 taurus semisquares chiron in aries, creating tension between the conscious self and ego and the Wounded Healer. old wounds and pain arising today can bring into focus our fears or wounds around money, safety, security, the body and well being. the sun moves out of taurus shortly after this aspect- so there is some completion energy coming in around how we balance our venusian principle of peace, harmony and enjoying life with our mars/aries principle of taking action, having boundaries, saying no and expressing anger when it is warranted. some of us are great the venus energy, others the mars. wherever our growth edge is- it can be coming up today!
the sun moves out of taurus and into gemini at 6:22pm- shifting the conscious self and ego from earth to air, body to mind, yin to yang. the sun in gemini is focused on communication, connection, travel and fun! gemini is the perpetual student- always wanting to learn. he is also the perpetual child- always seeing things from a fresh new perspective! the coming month is a great time to learn, travel and connect with others! just watch out for the shadow of the sun in gemini: being superficial, flighty and non committal as a means to avoid vulnerability and deep intimacy. today the sun transits the alpha star in the pleiades- alcyone- but the transit of the entire pleiades cluster spans about a week. pay attention to cosmic downloads, dreams and intuitions coming in from the 7 sisters!
saturday may 21st-
at 12:18pm the sun cojoins retrograde mercury at 0’43 gemini, marking the midway point of the current lunar cycle we are in that began when mercury stationed retrograde on may 10th. sun/mercury often coincides with important information, realizations and aha moments incoming that help connect the dots about what we are rethinking, reviewing, revising or dealing with from the past. as this is gemini pay attention to what you hear, read or otherwise receive as information- as well as what you say, intuit, dream or receive as inspiration! this conjunction is conjunct alcyone of the pleiades- so there can also be some powerful insights or downloads coming from star family and the Divine Sisterhood so tune in and stay open so you have the ears to hear ;)
venus in aries quincunxes mean south node in scorpio at 12:51pm, creating tension between the Goddess of Love and Beauty and the karmic south node of the past. venus is in the sign of mars and so is the south node- which can make for some fiery, intense, conflict oriented interactions in relationships, finances, partnerships and more. there is a need to see and face the shadow- and luckily venus does rule the north node so she is helping us see what from the past must be resolved in order to move forward. pay attention!
sunday may 22nd-
at 2:55pm retrograde mercury at 0 gemini semisquares chiron in aries, creating tension between the mind and intellect and the Wounded Healer. we just the sun make this aspect on friday before it moved into gemini, and because mercury is retrograde he is doing the same thing just before entering back into taurus. there is an exchange of energy going on right now between gemini and taurus, mind and body. we are being show where our disconnect is so that we can do the work to heal it. some of us are great at being in our heads but disconnected from our bodies, others are great at being in the body but have a hard time with the mind and thinking. tuning into where your growth edge is is key. this aspect can bring in some intense communications with others- with a need to speak up, take a stand or set boundaries. navigate with care.
mars in pisces sextiles retrograde pluto in capricorn at 3:15pm, aligning the lower will and Higher Will in harmonious ways. mars/pluto supports us in taking action, being focused and aligning our egoic will with our Higher Self. we are supported today in clearing out, regenerating, transforming or letting go of that which holds us back from our own evolution. our desires and will energy are high- so be sure to work with them consciously! make use of this potent astrology today!
at 6:15pm retrograde mercury backtracks from gemini into taurus (29th degree), shirting the Winged Messenger from air to earth, mind to body, movement to stability. mercury retrograde in taurus is taking us down into the body and material realms so we can rethink, review and revise our finances, material things, values, self worth and self Love. we may literally feel our minds slow down (mercury in gemini likes to speed everything up) and this can help us assess aspects of what we are reviewing or rethinking in new ways since we are not speeding through things so quickly. pay attention to your body right now- as the body speaks and messages coming through your physical experience can be incredibly revealing and insightful!
pallas athena in taurus semisquares neptune in pisces at 8:11pm, creating tension between the Wisdom and Warrior Goddess and the planet of spirituality, illusion and idealism. pallas/neptune can be creative and intuitive but with the tense nature of the aspect there can be a veil over our eyes (or 3rd eye) that makes it hard to see the full truth. watch out for back door secrets, manipulation and glamor covering up the honest Truth. tune in, don’t tune out.
have a blessed week…