***all times are PDT***
monday may 9th-
at 3:17am venus in aries semisquares the mean north node in taurus and sesquiquadrates the south node in scorpio, creating tension between the Goddess of Love and Beauty and the nodes of destiny and karma. the north node is in the sign of venus, the south node and venus are in the sign of mars. there is a clash right now between the venus principle and the mars principle- the feminine and the masculine, heart and ego, peaceful energy and conflict or war. venus is showing us where we are stuck in power dynamics with others- power over or power under, tyrant or victim. the north node in taurus shows us where our growth edge lies. it requires that we slow down, feel our bodies, choose peace and let go of traumatic reaction patterns that keep us stuck in energies dynamics that no longer service. choose growth over default patterns today!
tuesday may 10th-
at 4:47am mercury stations retrograde 4’51 gemini, bringing the planet of thinking and communication to a standstill in the sky. this is mercury’s second retrograde in 2021- and this has a theme of the fixed star Algol (the eye of Medusa) and saturn the Lord of Karma (read my blog about it that should be up by may 1st if not sooner). mercury at a standstill magnifies the mind, thoughts and perception – but as he heads into the Underworld we should be aware that what is arising right now is just the beginning of a longer conversation and/or process of revision/review that will be unfolding in the coming weeks. as the last aspect mercury made before stationing was with venus- we are reminded to pay attention not just to our thoughts and perceptions but also to our feelings, emotions and guidance from the heart. if you have not read the blog i wrote on mercury retrograde you can find that here- https://divineharmony.com/astrology-blog/mercury-retrograde-conjunct-algol-revisiting-the-myth-behind-powerful-women-being-turned-into-monsters/
at 4:22pm jupiter moves out of pisces and into aries – bringing the planet of expansion and abundance from omega to alpha, ending to beginning, ultimate yin to ultimate yang. this transition from 29 pisces to 0 aries is a major activation of the aries point- the cardinal degrees that when transited often coincide with world events. we have venus, jupiter and mars both crossing this degree this month- making for a very fiery, aries-like month. this can be great for taking action, finding agency, setting boundaries and taking a stand! jupiter in aries is exceptional for being a pioneer, starting new things, initiating and setting things into motion. but the shadow of jupiter is excess and excess aries can be aggressive, combative, violent and dominating- not to mention selfish and immature. and as we move to the mars/jupiter conjunction the end of the month tuning into how to wield these energies wisely is key!
venus in aries semisquares saturn in aquarius at 9:33pm, creating tension between the Goddess of Love and Beauty and the Lord of Karma and Father of Time. venus/saturn brings get real moments in Love, money and self worth. the get real messages could be heavy and intense or they could be grounding and clarifying. either way we are being shown where mastery, maturity and discipline needs to be balanced with passion, action and being in the moment.
wednesday may 11th-
retrograde pluto in capricorn quincunxes ceres in gemini at 11:24am, creating tension and friction between the Lord of the Underworld and the Great Mother asteroid Goddess. if you know your greek mythology you know that pluto abducted ceres’ daughter persephone- so these two archetypes have a tense relationship to begin with. pluto/ceres can bring up shadow and hidden stuff around home and family situations, safety/security issues, nurturing and nourishment, as well as in regards to the environment and Mother Earth. wherever we are attempting to just live on the surface- pluto is forcing us to face and address the depths and the shadows. steering clear of power/control dynamics is key right now- but this does not mean being passive or passive aggressive. it means knowing when to fight and take a stand and knowing when to disengage with others that clearly are not coming from a healthy place.
at 1:52pm jupiter newly in aries semisquares uranus in taurus, creating tension between two of the most independent and freedom loving planets in the sky! jupiter/uranus can be amazing for liberation, embracing changing and doing something unusual! but the tense nature of the aspect can exacerbate nervous energy, contribute to reaction rather than response and make things (or us) more accident prone. these two together in tense aspect can be like a match that sets fire to dry fuel- metaphorically, perhaps literally. having good practices to stay grounded, not reacting but responding, and channeling rebellion in skillful conscious ways is key. as jupiter triggers both uranus (today) and eris (tomorrow)- things can get explosive in the next 24 hours. be aware and navigate with care.
thursday may 12th-
jupiter in aries parallels eris in aries at 2:24pm, linking the planet of expansion and excess with the Goddess of Discord and Chaos. these two aspect by declination now and by degree next year- linking two planets in the mars-ruled sign of fire, initiation, war and conquering. positive use of aries is when we take a stand for Truth, set clear boundaries, have agency in our lives so we can set things into motion for ourselves and not rely on others to do so or to motivate us to do so. shadow aries can get excessively explosive, violent, argumentative and accident prone. between yesterday through today jupiter moving through the aries point (0 aries) triggering uranus and eris can make for sudden and unexpected world events. it can be used wisely by taking the bull by the horns and initiating action in your life you know you need to take for your own freedom and liberation. use the energies wisely!!!
friday may 13th-
happy friday the 13th!!! i love friday the 13th. western culture has a stigma about it being evil and unlucky, but if you look deep into the roots of both friday and the number 13 you will find some interesting mysteries hidden there. friday is vendredi in french- named after the goddess Venus. yes, friday is venus’ day! 13 is also deeply connected to the Goddess- it is one of her sacred numbers, there are 13 lunar cycles each year, and the transiting moon moves 13 degrees a day and the progressed moon moves 13 degrees each year. let’s not forget the maligned 13th sign ophiuchus which is associated with kundalini, healing and magic (all Dark Goddess areas of expertise- read my article on ophiuchus here for more info- https://divineharmony.com/writings/my-thoughts-on-ophiuchus-the-13th-sign/) and the debased 13th apostle- Mary Magdalene- and maybe you start to see the funny distorted picture…? we call a day that is most connected to the Goddess evil- just as we have demonized, repressed and controlled the empowered Divine Feminine for millennia. anyone else out there ready to change the tradition??? celebrate the Goddess today! <3
at 12:10am the sun cojoins the mean north node 22’31 taurus, linking the conscious self and ego with the node of destiny and karma. from today through the 15th the sun triggers the separating saturn/nodal T square- which can bring confrontations with karma and where are stuck in the past versus where we are being clearly shown it’s time grow and evolve. pay attention to destiny today!!!
saturday may 14th-
at 1:53pm mars in pisces sextiles the mean north node/trines the south node, linking the will and Warrior with the nodes to destiny and karma. mars is harmoniously linking with the past and future – helping us to see the past and how it got us to where we are day which can empowers us to navigate a better future from this moment forward. pay attention to signs and portents today- both from the past and about the future. opportunities to complete things and move on are present.
sunday may 15th-
at 12:08am ceres moves out of gemini and into cancer, shifting the Goddess of Love and beauty from air to water, intellect to emotion, mind to Soul. ceres is very comfortable in cancer- a sign she has association with (along with taurus). both taurus and cancer have focus on food, safety, security and physical nourishment- and so does ceres. with ceres in watery, emotional and sensitive cancer we can focus more on home, family, our roots and foundations. this is a naturally mothering energy- which can also get overdone so being aware of tendencies towards attachment and addiction to playing out parent/child dynamics in relationships is key. taking time to honor emotions, needs and vulnerabilities is key in the coming journey of ceres through cancer!
at 5:12am venus cojoins chiron at 14’44 aries, linking the Goddess of Love and Beauty with the Wounded Healer planetoid. venus/chiron is an aspect of the heart healer and in synastry would be a sign of a soulmate connection. there is deep potential for heart healing and healing in relationships or self-worth and self-love today. but there can equally be some big activation of old wounds and pain around worth, value, relationships, finances and more. venus is in detriment in aries- meaning it’s not her best sign to be in as it’s the sign of her partner mars. if we have wounding around asserting ourselves, taking a stand and setting boundaries that can be exacerbated today. if we have wounding around being overly assertive to the point of being aggressive, selfish and combative that can be exacerbated today. pay attention to where the wounds are today and do the work to heal them.
the sun in taurus squares saturn in aquarius at 11:49am, creating tension between the conscious self and ego and the Lord of Karma and Father of Time. the sun in taurus wants sensuality, embodiment, pleasure and enjoyment. saturn is restrictive in nature and demands we get real and not overspend, overeat, overdo, be lazy or flabby. this is a time to reign it in and align with our Great values not just our creature comforts and resistance to change. if you feel blah, depressed, low energy today- know that this, too shall, pass. and BE with what arises.
at 12:15pm the sun in taurus sextiles neptune in pisces, linking the conscious self and ego with the planet that dissolves ego boundaries. sun/neptune can be dreamy, creative, altruistic, romantic and idealistic. we can be extra sensitive, intuitive and receptive right now. with the sun in earthy taurus and neptune in watery pisces- we can link body with Spirit and Soul so that we are not using spirituality to escape but instead are using spirituality to embody more Light and truly BE HERE NOW.
the full moon total lunar eclipse at 25’17 scorpio is exact at 9:14pm PDT, pitting the sun/node conjunction opposite the moon/south node conjunction in a Total Lunar Eclipse that is massively activating the karmic past and the destined future in powerful and possibly intense ways. this is a true south node eclipse- a tight conjunction between full moon and south node and it is TOTAL so we will see complete obscuration of the moon. the earth’s shadow will come between the sun and moon and it will appear as though the full moon has gone dark. full moons can be highly emotional- even more so when the moon is in scorpio and conjunct the south node. this eclipse is seeking to orient us towards growth by showing us what is toxic, stagnant, stuck and shadowy from the past. we either need to deal with it, heal it, transform it OR we need to cut it loose like a surgeon removing a tumor so that healing can happen. saturn is square this eclipse- triggering the saturn/nodal T square that was exact april 21st (mean nodes, true was may 6th) and that energized right now by the eclipse but also by mercury retrograde- as he triggered the saturn/nodal T square just before going into front end shadow and he will station direct at the start of june in square to a stationary retrograde saturn. in truth this energy is dominant april through may into the start of june. saturn square the nodes brings us to pivotal points of choice. we can either keep on staying stuck in the karmic patterns of the past or we can let go, grow and move on. saturn brings karma back home to roost- consequences of past actions cannot be escaped. they come back eventually in this life or the next. this eclipse is showing us that a lesson can be learned now that will help to heal and complete the past- IF WE ARE WILLING TO DO THE WORK. if not what is happening now can entrench us even further into the karma we cannot seem to get away from. choose wisely. the lunar insight on this powerful eclipse can be read here- https://divineharmony.com/lunar-insight/total-lunar-eclipse-in-scorpio-a-healing-crisis-brings-us-to-a-crossroads-5-15-22/
have a blessed week…