***all times are PDT***
monday may 20th-
at 12:08am retrograde saturn cojoins the mean south node at 20’11 capricorn, aligning the Lord of Karma and Father of Time with the karmic south node. the first true south node conjunction was 4/30 with the first mean south node conjunction is today. from now until september we get three of these south node conjunctions- which makes for a VERY karmic time incoming. the south node is the node of the past- it’s about what we did before that has brought us to now. yes there are gifts there but there is also shadow and it points to the places we can get stuck. ‘the past is present’ and before we can move into a better future we have to face the past, account for it, deal with it and do so with mastery. our relationship to authority, power and control needs to be confronted- as does our dogma, rigidity, fears and resistance to change. what is up this year IS THE WORK. saturn demands we ‘be here now’ and deal with what IS. yes dreams can be manifested but not if we are using those dreams to escape reality and escape accountability or responsibility for where things are at in our lives. this is a very saturnine week- we saturn stationing, on the true south node and both mercury and mars tensely aspect saturn. where capricorn is in your chart is where the shit is getting real. deal with reality- and on the other side you will find liberation!
venus in taurus sesquiquadrates retrograde jupiter in sagittarius at 8:20pm, bring tension between the two Benefic planets in the signs they rule. both venus and jupiter like to have fun. venus in taurus indulges but can also overdo pleasure and jupiter in sadge wants freedom at any cost and balks at boundaries and limits. have fun today but watch out for overdoing it! saturn on the south node will surely make you see where you can’t just do whatever you want and that you have to deal with the past and find balance between fun/freedom and good old fashioned hard work.
retrograde ceres in sagittarius sesquiquadrates eris in aries at 9:25pm, creating tension between the Great Mother asteroid Goddess and the Goddess of Discord and Chaos. there can some intense things arising in home/family dynamics and will, fire, drive and anger could potentially be high. navigating with care is key!
tuesday may 21st-
the sun moves out of taurus and into gemini at 12:59am, shifting the conscious self and ego from earth to air, body to mind, yin to yang. the sun in gemini loves freedom, space, communication, connection and flirtation! the coming month is a time to be like a butterfly, explore life and be light! just watch out for the shadow side of the sun in gemini- being non-committal, evasive, dishonest and ungrounded.
retrograde jupiter in sagittarius trines vesta in aries at 2:35am, linking the planet of expansion with the Priestess asteroid Goddess. this is great for spiritual journeys, spiritual growth, creativity and spreading our wings so we can fly! there are some big vesta aspects this week- notably triggered by the pluto/eris square later in the week. vesta in aries is the warrior Goddess and she is an activist and ready to take action! we want to harness our fire and will this week so it is creative rather than destructive- or if it is destructive then consciously destructive. take action based on what you believe in but steer clear of dogma, fundamentalism and hubris!
at 3:52am mercury moves out of taurus and into gemini, 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 cojoins mercury at 0’12 gemini at 6:07am, aligning the conscious self and ego with the conscious mind and intellect. this is a great day to pay attention to what you think, say, hear or receive as information as there can be some aha moments or important connections made today. travel and movement are likely today- the key is to make sure you are not being ungrounded in the process of it all.
wednesday may 22nd-
mars in cancer sextiles uranus in taurus at 7:46am, linking the will and drive with the Rebel, Revolutionary and Great Awakener! mars likes to take action and uranus supports us in taking evolutionary, revolutionary action! this is a time to embrace change in our lives! social change, change in our countries, change in our personal life, emotions and families. uranus thinks outside of the box- while mars in cancer focuses on the home and personal environment. linking the two can be very expansive today.
thursday may 23rd-
mercury in gemini semisextiles uranus in taurus at 2:05am and semisextiles mars in cancer at 9:05am- creating a midpoint between the mercury/uranus sextile that happened yesterday. this is GREAT for the Higher Mind linking with the lower mind (uranus/mercury) and for speaking up, expressing ourselves and taking action to create waves of change in our personal and collectively lives. pay attention to what you hear, think, say or otherwise receive in information or communication today.
mercury in gemini semisquares the north node and sesquiquadrates the south node and saturn from 10:40am to 11:22am- bringing tension between the mind and intellect and the nodes of destiny and karma. saturn on the south node is MASSIVELY magnifying what is karmic, toxic, stagnant, stuck and old paradigm. communications had today or information coming in can be illuminating but also heavy, revealing what needs to be addressed and where just skating on the surface is not going to cut it. navigate communication/thinking with consciousnes today!
retrograde pluto in capricorn squares vesta in aries at 10:48am, creating tension between the Lord of the Underworld and the Priestess asteroid Goddess. vesta in aries is direct, fiery, ready to take action for what she believes in and is truly a warrior Goddess (think joan of arc). pluto is the Underworld chthonic power that is trying to hold onto power and control. fireworks are possible right now particularly between imbalanced power dynamics. aries has the impetus to start anew while capricorn holds onto the old. herein lies the confrontation. this is excellent astrology for plumbing the depths with razor sharp focus- which is excellent for therapy and shadow work!
at 11:04am mercury in gemini sextiles chiron in aries and we have mars in cancer square chiron at 4:11pm- linking the mind and will with the Wounded Healer. this is a great day for healing communication. sharing our honest thoughts and feelings is supported right now. at the same time we have the will and drive (the planet that rules the sign chiron is in right now) is at odds with the Wounded Healer. 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!
friday may 24th-
mercury in gemini sesquiquadrates retrograde pluto in capricorn at 6:48pm, creating tension between the mind and intellect who wants to be on the surface and the Lord of the Underworld who wants to expose what is in the depths and shadows. communications can be intense today. watch out for power struggles. being willing to go beyond the surface to get to the underlying dynamics is key. don’t force or overpower- but instead go deeper.
saturday may 25th-
mercury in gemini semisquares eris in aries at 7:14am, creating tension between the mind and intellect and the Goddess of Discord and Chaos. mercury triggered the pluto/eris square from last night to this morning. communication can be intense! things can be coming to Light- personally, politically and collectively! using our voice to speak up and express needs to be balanced with awareness of HOW we speak and how things come across.
the sun in gemini semisextiles uranus in taurus at 1:40pm, linking the conscious self and ego with the rebel, revolutionary and Great Awakener. this is great for embracing change and doing things different! staying curious, open and receptive to change is supported right now.
retrograde pluto in capricorn semisquares retrograde ceres in sagittarius at 9:58pm, creating tension between the Lord of the Underworld and the Great Mother asteroid Goddess. if you know your mythology you know pluto abducted ceres’ daughter persephone and took her into the Underworld. there can be intense things going on in home/family dynamics right now- with children, parents, around old childhood things coming to Light. being willing to excavate and get into what is underlying any intense dynamics right now is key. relationship to power, control, freedom and space needs to be looked at right now.
sunday may 26th-
at 12:55am vesta cojoins eris at 24’04 aries, aligning the Priestess asteroid Goddess with the Goddess of Discord and Chaos! eris is the activist goddess and a fierce solar feminine diety. she shines a Light on the shadow and makes us look at what we don’t want to look at. she can also come through as us giving voice to what others do not want to see or own. vesta is deeply devoted to a sacred cause and eris is ready to take action based on what she knows is true. channel this astrology wisely!!!
the sun in gemini semisquares the north node and sesquiquadrates the south node and saturn from 2:32am to 5am, bringing tension between the conscious self and ego that wants things light and playful and the Lord of Karma on the Karmic south node that demands we deal with the past, be responsible, be accountable and do the work. seeing where we may be trying to escape OR alternatively where we are so dragged down by the heavy energy that we cannot find lightness is required. balance is key.
at 9:38am the sun in gemini sextiles chiron in aries, linking the conscious self and ego with the Wounded Healer. this is a great day for healing, expansion of awareness and really seeing what it is within that blocks us. healing around the masculine is the order of the day. we all have a masculine side. it is the side of us that asserts, take a stand, sets boundaries, takes action. some of us overdo these things in aggressive, combative ways. others of us repress these things and need to access them for healing. wherever your healing journey needs you to go- it can be revealed today.
have a blessed week…