Saturday, May 21, 2022

Astrology for May 22- May 30th.

 


Our last ten days of May has a lot of planetary movement.   On the 20th the Sun enter Gemini for some light as air energy shift.   Mars moves into Aries on 5/24 which is going to spark up and probably activate a few warrior moves.  Venus moves into Taurus on 5/28 so there is a desire to find love and peace and lean into resources.  We still have Mercury in retrograde although there may be a little calmer energy when it returns to earthy Taurus on the 22nd  but we will all welcome it’s stationing direct on June 3. 

 

Gemini New Moon lands on May 30th which will finally wrap up this 29-day Taurus lunar eclipse month and get us out and about in the world.   At least on the mental level.   That will be a separate post. 

 

 

Last Quarter Moon Phase

May 22, 2022

11:43am PDT 

   

 

 

Last Quarter moon:  Now we do the final adjustments to the seeds we planted on new. The final call, the final letters to send, we follow all the trails that came up that still make sense.  And we let the other parts lay fallow. It is a time of action but wise action.  It is a time for living “The serenity prayer” 

 

God, grant me the Serenity
to accept the things
I cannot change Courage to change the
things I can, and the
Wisdom to know the difference.

 

 

 

Focus on:

What actions are you taking that speak to your faith?  What actions are you taking that tap your humanitarianism?  How are you connecting to something that is bigger to you?  

 

 

Special focus 

 

5/22: Mercury re-enters Taurus.  The brain slows down.   Measured thinking and communication are important 

5/24: Mars enters Aries.   We get speedy.  Actions that are fast.  Arguments get our action going.  

5/25: Mercury trine Pluto.  Solid thoughts that are baked in reality.  Could feel like a new thought that should have been figured out earlier.  

 

 

Balsamic Moon Phase

 

May 26, 2022 

4:35 PDT  

 

 

Focus on How are you releasing self-determination?   How are you releasing ego?  How are you releasing aggression?  

 

 

 

Special focus:

5/26: Venus square Pluto.   Tension is great.  Values feel pressure.  Love or power or is it power of love. 

5/28: Venus enters Taurus.  Love slows down.  Appreciation of values and money get amped up.    

5/29: Mars conjunction Jupiter.  Big actions.  Big speeds.  Big noise.  Big independence.   Be careful it is not TOO big.   Word of warning. 

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Gemini New Moon May 30, 4:30am 9 Gemini 03  

 

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Astrology This Week: May 17 - May 22

 



Monday & Tuesday still getting our full moon on!

I am putting this up on Wednesday but please note that the first part of the week we were still in full moon phase.  See other post  


Disseminating

May 19, 2022   

2:41am  PDT

 


 

Focus on:  How are you sharing your business acumen?  How are you sharing power structure?  How are you sharing real leadership skills?  

 

 

 

Special focus:

 5/19:  Sun trine Pluto.   Actions that are concrete liberate a new level of power.  There is a willingness to release debris that no longer serves.  

5/21: Sun conjunct Mercury.  Thoughtful communication that maybe needed to have been said earlier now can find a way out. 

 

 

 

Last Quarter Moon Phase

May 22, 2022

11:43am PDT 

   

 

 

 

Last Quarter moon:  Now we do the final adjustments to the seeds we planted on new. The final call, the final letters to send, we follow all the trails that came up that still make sense.  And we let the other parts lay fallow. It is a time of action but wise action.  It is a time for living “The serenity prayer” 

 

God, grant me the Serenity
to accept the things
I cannot change Courage to change the
things I can, and the
Wisdom to know the difference.

 

 

 

Focus on:

What actions are you taking that speak to your faith?  What actions are you taking that tap your humanitarianism?  How are you connecting to something that is bigger to you?  

 

 

Special focus 

 

5/22: Mercury re-enters Taurus.  The brain slows down.   Measured thinking and communication are important 

5/24: Mars enters Aries.   We get speedy.  Actions that are fast.  Arguments get our action going.  

5/25: Mercury trine Pluto.  Solid thoughts that are baked in reality.  Could feel like a new thought that should have been figured out earlier.  

 


Monday, May 9, 2022

Astrology of This Week: May 8 - May 17

 





Maybe the words, "Bumpy Road" are more drama than necessary but with the launch of Mercury retrograde in Gemini on the 10th and Jupiter moving out of Pisces and into Aries also on the 10th and the Scorpio Total Lunar Eclipse on May 15th---- well we are going to experience some turbulence to say the least.    

Don't worry if your inner compass feels 'off'.   We are all taking a moment or two to 'right' ourselves.     Try to keep your powder dry if you can.   


First Quarter Moon 



 

Focus on:  What actions are you taking that speak to your heart?  What actions need your strength?  What actions need honesty?  What actions need creativity?   What actions benefit from theatrics and drama? 

 

 

Special Note

5/10:  Mercury station retrograde 4 Gemini 52 (see separate post)

5/10: Jupiter enters Aries (see separate post) 

 

 

Gibbous Moon

May 12, 2022 

12:04pm PDT   

 


 

Focus on:  What is going on with your relationships?  How are you refining your partnership?  How are you refining your skills at negotiating?   How are you refining your ability to find balance?  

 

 

Special focus

5/13 Sun conjunct North Node.   Resources and values are in our face.  How do we improve the areas that need help and protect the assets?  

 

 

Full Moon Eclipse  

25 Scorpio 18  

May 15, 2022 

(see separate post) 

 

  

 

Special focus 

 

5/15:  Venus conjunct Chiron.   What are we doing to improve and strengthen independence?   Love of being independent is hightlighted. 

5/15:   Sun square Saturn.   Conflicts between personal resources and community assets.   How are we disciplined in both?  

5/17: Mars conjunction Neptune.  Actions seem unworldly.   What is guiding our actions?  Are we confused?  Are we using intuition?  Where is our faith? 

 

Jupiter Enters Aries

 




Jupiter in Aries 

May 10 – October 28, 2022 

Dec 20, 2022 – May 2023 

 

As we know Jupiter is in a sign for about a year.  The pattern for Jupiter is it will spend about six months in a sign then it will move into the next sign for about four months, retrograde back to the other sign for a couple of months then turn direct and continue its work in the new sign.     It is always interesting when Jupiter is in one sign and the other because there is usually a marked difference, but one could argue that the difference between Pisces and Aries is the most extreme.   Pisces is the final sign of the zodiac.  Pisces knows there are bigger forces in play than what we see.    We can watch apples fall from a tree, it looks like a simple task when the fruit hits the ground.   But when you start talking about gravity that is when you realize something bigger is going on.  That is Pisces, something else is going on.   When Jupiter moves out of Pisces and goes into Aries there is a desire to turn on every booster rocket and get out there in the world.   Go, go, go.   Break through barriers and be first doing something, the bigger the better.      Opinions get big.  We value being our own leader.  We value being first.    We get all worked up with enthusiasm.  Our reach feels limitless.      Those people who have a personal planet in Aries in particular Suns and Moons will really welcome the lift in energy.    Watch some big moves out there in the world that might be ego driven.    It is interesting that at the time of this writing Elon Musk is attempting to make a move to buy Twitter.  He certainly has sucked up the world’s attention in a huge way but at this writing Jupiter is still in Pisces.  If this becomes a reality is yet to be seen and if it does happen while Jupiter is in Aries, we can anticipate even more loudness from that transaction and should expect more Big Players doing Big Plays.    

 

At the end of October Jupiter will return to Pisces and by that time we might welcome a break from Aries.    The gift of the largest planet in the zodiac returning to the sign of compassion and humanitarian causes and the ‘unknown’ may remind us there is value in humbleness.   Perhaps we don’t know it all?   Let’s see what Jupiter finds when he goes back to Pisces in the fall.  In the meantime, let’s light our rockets and get our Jupiter in Aries ON!   

Full Scorpio Lunar Eclipse Moon: May 15

 

USA Today 




Scorpio Full Moon

Total lunar Eclipse 

May 15, 2022 

9:14pm PDT 

   

The Scorpio Full moon total lunar eclipse two weeks into the cycle will be the first echo off the Taurus solar eclipse.   Scorpio knows the power of reducing and ditching.    Do we have too many things?  Or do our things have too much control over us?  Or are we too reliant on other(s) and have lost our way to our own power?   How is money and sex being bartered for security?   Would we be better served building up our own reserves in some area that give us our own security?   Is there a price paid by co-mingling with people we have outgrown?   Or is it time to reinvigorate our co-mingling?  Perhaps, step up our own creativity and bring it to the game?    If stuck of course, the answer with Scorpio is to let go.   Death and rebirth are the calling card of Scorpio.   

 

Saturn in Aquarius squares Sun and Moon on the full moon suggests tension from groups, friends, associates in our circles.   Perhaps there are responsibilities to a group thrust upon us when all we want to do is take care of our needs.   Values may be tested.   Taurus knows how to simplify; Scorpio knows how to fly low and avoid the radar.  While Saturn may suggest a voice touting “You are not enough or not doing enough,” Pluto Trine Sun and sextile Moon, supports boundaries and the ability to do a little and have maximum input.   And of course, Pluto also reinforces the theme of release.    We will all need to  release on this full moon and then breathe. 


For more on the Eclipse go HERE


 

Tuesday, May 3, 2022

Mercury Retrograde: May 10- June 3

 

Not that Mercury.    But we loved him so.  



Mercury Retrograde 

April 26:   Mercury shadow begins

May 10 4:37am PDT:  Mercury station retrograde 4 Gemini 52

May 22:  Mercury re-enters Taurus 

June 3 1:00am PDT Mercury station direct 26 Taurus 5 

June 13 Mercury enters Gemini 

June 18:  Mercury shadow ends 

 

·      Mercury sextile Jupiter May 19

·      Mercury trine Pluto May 25 

·      Mercury trine Pluto May 28 

 

Our second Mercury retrograde for 2022 begins May 10th.  This retrograde will start in Gemini which is ruled by Mercury and go back into Taurus.    We had Mercury retrograde in Gemini in 2021 and 2015.    Mercury retrogrades in Gemini can be potent and are very similar to the experience of having too many windows open on your computer or too many applications running on your phone.   The data volume is so huge that things can lock up.   The best move with technology is of course re-booting.   The same could be said for our brains during a Mercury retrograde.    We could be told too much stuff, from which we try too hard to synthesize things that maybe should not be joined.  The power of Gemini is getting the real info on the ground.   During the retrograde we may learn that we were missing something key or perhaps we had thought something was one way and yes it was but now it is no longer true.   We can also receive info that does not make sense.  Mercury retrogrades can be bumpy in general but in Gemini they have an additional level of fatigue because confusion is rooted in either rushing too fast (Gemini is an air sign) or is shallow.   The key during this cycle is to refrain from immediate responses, take a beat.   Research like crazy.   Share information that you are certain is accurate.   Be comfortable saying, “I am not sure.”   This is not a time for knee jerk reactions.    But by far, unplug your brain wherever you can.   Consider that you may not know what you do not know.     Be dexterous with your thoughts and your communication.     We will talk more about the power of adaptability next month in the Gemini lunar cycle, but we are getting a taste of it now with the retrograde.   Stretch our adaptability skills in our thoughts and communication for these three weeks and see how it serves us later when the shadow has completed on June 18. 

 

Astrology of This Week May 2-8

 

Waxing Moon 

New moon: Plant seeds, make calls, activate, start projects.   Activate something that will ideally lead you to more.  This is the phase where INTENT is critical.  Even if the results are not immediate, the intent is there.  You may not have all the answers or road map, but you should put out your Intent.

 

This focus:     What do you value?  How are you spending your time?  How are you spending your money?  How are your resources?  What do you need to build from the ground up?   Where are your assets?  Do they need retooling?   Are you and your efforts being valued?  Are you valuing others efforts?   

 

 

Special note:

4/30: Venus conjunct Jupiter.  Joy is big. Love is big.  The arts are big.  The soul feels appreciation.  

5/2: Venus enters Aries.   Love of energy and dynamic action.  Actions about self-serve a purpose that impacts self-love.  

 

Crescent Moon Phase

May 4, 2022

2:53pm PDT  

 

 

Focus on: What are you learning about your communication?  What is your thinking telling you about YOU?   What are you learning about getting the facts on the ground?   How does your ability to make connections speak to your goals?   How are you communicating with siblings and neighbors?  

 

 

 

Special Focus

5/5: Sun conjunct Uranus.  Once a year aspect, unique out of the blue actions, strange things are accented.  Ingenuity can be highlighted and helpful. 

 

 

First Quarter Moon 

May 8, 2022

5:21 pm PDT   

  

 

 

Focus on:  What actions are you taking that speak to your heart?  What actions need your strength?  What actions need honesty?  What actions need creativity?   What actions benefit from theatrics and drama? 


Friday, April 29, 2022

Taurus New Moon & Eclipse : April 30, 2022

 

Taurus; hand-coloured etching by Sidney Hall from Urania's Mirror, 1825. 
Library of Congress, Wash DC 


Taurus New Moon Eclipse 
April 30, 1:28pm PDT. 

This year the Taurus new moon is also a solar eclipse.  It is a partial eclipse but as we know, they all are felt.  Our attention is on our stuff.   Do we value it all?   Do we need to build it up? Do we need more?  Or do we need to value something beyond our stuff.  It is all up for us to process these 29 days.   See my report.  




Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Balsamic Phase

 




Balsamic Moon Phase


Back at the beginning of April we were full of force and energy with the Aries new moon.   Now we are in the final days of this lunar month.   Our energy may drop, we could be melancholy or blue.   This is part of the process every lunar month but there is a little extra blue due to the balsamic in Pisces.    


There is some uplifting energy with Mercury transiting Gemini and Venus conjunct Jupiter.


On the 30th, we have the Taurus New Moon Eclipse.   That post to follow. 

 

April 26, 2022 

6:09am PDT  

 

Balsamic:   We let go.  By releasing we can prepare for the new.  

 

 

Focus on How are you releasing illusion and fantasy?  How are releasing emotions that overwhelm?   How are you releasing lack of faith?   

 

 

 

Special focus:

4/27: Venus conjunction Neptune.  Leaning into the mystical and the joy from some other unworldly place.   Spirit and faith are a beauty along with compassion. 

4/28: Mercury trine Pluto Thoughts that are liberating.  Communication that is freeing.  

4/29: Pluto retrograde 28 Cap 36  (see above)

4/29: Mercury enters Gemini.  Oh, boy here comes the chitter chatter.  Lots of thoughts thoughts and communication.  Finding the clarity is challenging but it is a lot of fun talk.  

4/30: Venus conjunction Jupiter.  Big and joy.  Big money and adventure.  Play is fun.  Being out there in a big way lifts the heart. 

 

Taurus Eclipse/New Moon April 30, 1:28 PM PDT   10 Taurus 28 

Pluto station retrograde: April 29, 2022

 


Pluto 

Pluto station retrograde 

April 29, 2022 

28 Cap 36 

 

Pluto spends six months retrograde every year and on April 29 it will begin its journey going back from 28 to 26 degrees of Capricorn.    Pluto will continue to put pressure on big government, big business, and big resources.   Flaws will be exposed including corruption in these areas.   Where systems are disconnected, they will get our attention.   We are in the final degrees of Pluto in Capricorn so there is a lot of work Pluto must accomplish before it leaves the sign in 2024.   Remember we have been dealing with Pluto in Capricorn since 2008.   Whenever Pluto changes signs it gets our attention in a big way.  In the case of 2008 it was the stock market crash and Great Recession.  When it goes into Aquarius –that will be a different animal.  The last time Pluto was in Aquarius the USA was working on a constitution and France was having a revolution.  Aquarius does rule new technology.  Not sure it was something the world really needed but let’s not repeat the guillotine from that era of Pluto in Aquarius.   It is interesting that the next Treasure Map new moon in 2023 will have two Aries new moons.  One at zero degrees and the other at 29 degrees of Aries.    The first Aries new moon will have Pluto at the last seconds of Capricorn. But the next map 29 days later will have Pluto in Aquarius.   I have not had a chance to really absorb it but I do feel like energy is speeding up these final degrees of Pluto in Capricorn.  When the retrograde wrap up on October 8 we will no doubt have seen themes from this winter and early spring repeat but perhaps look quite different by the time we see them again next winter.    

 

Obviously for those of us living in America, the retrograde of Pluto will bring more information and themes as we process the USA’s Pluto return this year and next year.    Which is no small process for a nation and Americans.  

 

 

Tuesday, April 19, 2022

Astrology for This Week April 19-April 24

 



We are in the waning moon this week with  disseminating phase then last quarter moon.  Mentally there are some challenges with some harsher aspects for Mercury.   But it is less bumpy time than earlier this month, so welcome the ease this week.  

Disseminating

April 19, 2022   

8:04 pm PDT 

 

 

 

Focus on:  How are you sharing your knowledge?  How are you sharing your ability to be a bridge?  How are you sharing your generosity?  How are you sharing your ability to embrace situations that seem ‘foreign’?  

 

 

 

Last Quarter Moon Phase

April 23, 2022

4:56am PDT 

   

 

 

Last Quarter moon:  Now we do the final adjustments to the seeds we planted on new. The final call, the final letters to send, we follow all the trails that came up that still make sense.  And we let the other parts lay fallow. It is a time of action but wise action.  It is a time for living “The serenity prayer” 

 

God, grant me the Serenity
to accept the things
I cannot change Courage to change the
things I can, and the
Wisdom to know the difference.

 

 

 

Focus on:

What actions are you taking that speak to your role in your community?   Where are you making choices that elevate your values and showcase them for others?   What actions are you taking that speak to your own authority in the face of authority? 

 

Special focus 

 

4/23: Mercury conjunct North Node.  Thoughts that are concrete.  Communication that is constructive.   Important thoughts on money and resources. 

4/24: Mercury square Saturn.  Thoughts and communication that are too rigid and stuck get a cold response.   

Monday, April 11, 2022

Astrology of this week - April 11 - April 19.

 

First Quarter Moon 

April 8, 2022

11:47pm PDT   

  

Monday of this week we continue the first quarter phase.  

 

Focus on:  What actions are you taking that speak to your emotions?  What actions are connected to your roots?  What actions are you using to propel you towards your goals?   How are you harnessing your emotions for big actions?  

 

On the final day of the first quarter, Jupiter conjunction Neptune, the largest aspect of the year takes place.   It is an extraordinary aspect that takes place every thirteen years.   However, the last time they hooked up in the sign Pisces was 1856 and they won’t do it again in Pisces until 2188.   Highly unlikely any of us will be here in 2188 so we should make the most of it now and certainly improve upon what those did with it in 1856.     If you are feeling fuzzy blame Jupiter and Pisces.  If your dreams are weird and you are playing a little bit more in fantasy, it is just the conjunction getting your attention.   

 

 

Special Note

4/12: Jupiter conjunction Neptune (see above) 

 

 

Gibbous Moon

April 12, 2022 

10:33pm PDT   

 

 

Focus on:  What is going on with your schedule?  How are your daily activities in sync with your identity?   What needs to be added to your calendar that is more in sync?  What needs to be jettison because you have moved on?   Where to you need more discretion?   What goals need more fine tuning?  

 

Special focus

4/14: Mars enters Pisces.  Actions based on something unworldly.  Fuzzy feelings and intuition guide actions.   Warriors for spirituality may get our attention.   Internally our trust speaks for some of our actions.  

 

 

 

Full Moon Phase – 

26 Libra 46 

April 16, 2020

11:55am 

 

If you have not made your treasure map by this time.  Do NOT make a map.   Skip this year and you can do it next year.  That’s okay to sit out a year.  Farmers let fields go fallow and sometimes we need to do the same.  

 

  

Focus on 

What is going on with your relationships?  How are you finding balance?  When you show up with your authentic self, how do others respond?  How do you value partnerships?  How do partners value you?   How do find the value in negotiations?   Go HERE for more.  

 

 

 

Special focus 

 

4/17:  Mercury conjunction Uranus.  Weird, out of the blue thoughts and communications.  Connections that come from left field.  

4/18: Sun square Pluto.  Break throughs and break outs.  Where is identity?  How does it find power?   

4/19: Sun enters Taurus.   Energies based on concreteness and practicality get our attention.   Being pragmatic makes more sense.