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Weekly Weather Report for May 18 - 24, 2015
All times given are EDT:
Monday the 18th
The Moon entered Gemini at 5:28 AM and will form a bridge to Saturn at 8:51 AM. When Saturn connects to something, it helps to bring it form, to make it real and sometimes that shows up as responsibility, boundaries and limits… in order to bring greater focus to a desired result. Time management matters now. Consider this energetic an appropriate lead into Mercury (Gemini’s ruler) going retrograde later tonight.
The Gemini Moon conjuncts Mars at 1:27 PM and we could feel like we are ready to go a mile a minute with our communications. Physical outlets can help ground this dynamic energy.
When a Planet stations to go retrograde, it slows down and becomes a more powerful influence. When we slow down with it, we are able to step in time with the different drummer that takes us on an inner journey. Mercury in his own sign of Gemini, turns retrograde at 9:49 PM and goes direct on June 11th. Gemini rules the lungs…utilize your breath as a centering and grounding tool on this journey and you will have an easier ride!
This retrograde period is a powerful one in Mercury’s home sign of Gemini. While Mercury is retrograde, the planet is actually closer to earth and we can feel as though we lose our perspective. We need to take the time to rethink, redo and review anything that comes in and out of our focus. Trusting your inner voice, slowing down and tuning out the noisy chatter will serve you well. There will be lots of information and multiple choices to consider. Remain flexible for best results!
Tuesday the 19th
The Gemini Moon sextiles Jupiter in Leo at 7:25 AM and communications are optimistic, as gratitude is easily expressed. Adding to this experience, the Moon will sextile Uranus by 2:00 PM and we can look for unique ways to connect and express new ideas. This sets off a VOC (void of course) Moon that lasts until tomorrow morning, bringing a fine tuning to our perceptions from the inside out.
A semisextile between the retrograde Mercury and Venus in Cancer at 9:12 PM, invites the mind and heart to join in an expansive, playful dance. Reflections of the heart are revealing in subtle ways. What is your heart trying to tell you? Venus in Cancer is a beautiful energy that reflects a pure love that is energy in motion. Nurturing is a theme here… how can you be more nurturing to your Self?
Wednesday the 20th
The Moon enters her home sign of Cancer at 9:57 AM and intuition and the divine feminine energy of allowing, take the lead in directing the expression of emotional needs. With the Sun spending it’s last day in Taurus, this combo suggests that we take some time to relax and nurture ourselves and others in simple ways. Gardening and tending to domestic needs can sooth a nervous system that is highly stimulated by Mars and Mercury in Gemini. I will keep mentioning “getting grounded” as it is my #1 medicine for conducting the Gemini energy so that our true brilliance can shine.
At 1:13 PM, Saturn brings a reality check to the Cancer Moon. Look to see how you can fortify your sense of safety by reviewing how you are authoring the story you tell about yourself. Spend today in the worthwhile contemplation of how you could write your life story without blame, shame or guilt. We can choose an enlightened version when we are ready.
Thursday the 21st
The Sun skipped into Gemini before sunrise, adding to the mercurial nature of the times we are in. This Gemini chapter asks us to be very conscious of our thoughts… are they fear based? Are we allowing our intuitive nature to tap us into the Higher Mind or are we dancing with the “Monkey Mind” that never has a solution to anything? Flitting from one thing to another undermines our focus and it’s important to tune to a centered place. Again, the breath is always there to assist you. Fill your lungs and let it go 5 times in a row and notice how you feel.
Pluto’s transformational energy is big today as he contacts the Sun at 11:15 AM, with a challenging angle and then forms a bridge (opposition) with Venus at 9:53 PM. These two aspects act like bookends to a dynamic day, which brings up relationship issues and stimulatesa strong re-evaluation of our wants and needs. This doesn’t have to be about power struggles… it can be transformative if we take the high road and share an inner truth we discover concerning our own empowerment.
Friday the 22nd
The morning can feel like a continuance of yesterday’s big energies, so choose some integration time for yourself. Allow emotions to remind you that you have an inner GPS system…one that will steer you in the right direction, when you allow it. Your gut has a direct line to your guidance system and it has something to say, your mind will try to convince you otherwise at times.
The Moon fires into Leo at 5:43PM and then sextiles the Sun at 8:48 PM, bringing some welcomed, playful energy that helps to lift us up and restore confident self-expression. Saturn trines this Leo Moon (8:52 PM) empowering our inner light, right before the Sun forms a bridge (opposition) to Saturn at 9:36 PM.
This Sun/Saturn (Gemini/Sagittarius) bridge presents an opportunity for us to traverse back and forth between opposites that are functionally complementary. Everything in the Universe is in motion and our consciousness is ever expanding. It’s a good time to ask yourself what you need to do to triumph over your “lower-self” in order to express a new found clarity that will raise the bar in creating your life.
Saturday the 23rd
We start the day out sunny-side-up, with a Leo Moon sextiling Mars at 9:15 AM. Creative play is on the agenda and we want to jump right to it. See if you can just let this Saturday take an easy course and spend time looking at all the things in your life you are grateful for. The longer you look… the more you will see. The Moon sextiles Mercury at 5:35 PM and conversations reflect artistic appreciation and it’s a great night for expressing affection and learning new things.
Sunday the 24th
This is a very interesting day, that starts with a harmonizing fire trine between the Moon and Uranus at 6:50 AM. This trine sets off a VOC (void of Course) Moon that lasts until early Monday morning. There are no other aspects, which leaves this trine as the only major astrological influence for the entire day. The trine between the Moon in Leo and Uranus in Aries can be playful, spontaneous, expressive, inventive, etc…. so let yourself play carefree all day. Celebrate the joys of living and let gratitude and sparks of courage fill your heart. Get in touch with the true nature of your divine worth that is inherent within the void… it is eternal.
Tell everyone you know: "My happiness depends on me, so you're off the
hook." And then demonstrate it. Be happy, no matter what they're doing.
Practice feeling good, no matter what. And before you know it, you will not give
anyone else responsibility for the way you feel—and then, you'll love them all.
Because the only reason you don't love them, is because you're using them as
your excuse to not feel good.
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