***all times are PDT***
monday may 13th-
the week starts off with mars in taurus contraparallel the north node in scorpio at 12:21pm, echoing the mars/south node conjunction that was exact yesterday (sunday the 12th). the pull towards old karmic patterns of the past can be strong right now- especially after the last week which saw three planets align with the karmic south node. with mars involved we need to watch our anger, aggression and willfulness as it can get out of hand. we also need to be aware of our stubbornness, attachments and sense of entitlement. seeing where we are stuck and consciously choosing to get unstuck is key- although not easy right now! regular self check-ins are key ;)
at 1:47pm venus in gemini squares neptune in pisces, creating tension between the lower heart and Higher Heart. at best this aspect can be idealistic, romantic, creative and spiritual. but the shadow side is that we can be wearing rose colored glasses and seeing only what we want to see- rather than seeing reality. deception, denial and delusion are possible right now- by others and by ourselves! be honest and be in your integrity- take time to meditate and tune into your intuition to get to the Truth.
the latter part of the day mercury triggers the uranus/pluto square which can make for a feisty, fiery afternoon and evening! to add to this mercury is aligned with the intense and passionate fixed star algol which can bring both the Light and the shadow of the Dark Feminine into play. at 4:53pm mercury in taurus conjunct algol semisquares uranus in aries, bringing sudden and electric communication, thinking and ideas. bolt out of the blue awarenesses can come in, but so can sudden eruptions of anger, aggression and negativity so watch out!
from 5:15pm to 9:26pm mercury aspects pluto by declination and degree- making for a super aspect that amplifies the intensity of this aspect. mercury contraparallels retrograde pluto in capricorn at 5:15pm and sesquiquadrates pluto at 9:26pm, bringing intense, deep, cathartic and passionate communication and thinking. this is great for getting to the root of issues and dealing with them. penetrating beneath the surface to get to the Truth is key! yet these aspects are intense so what gets unearthed may not be what you expected or wanted. watch out for power/control dynamics and subtle or over manipulation. be ruthlessly honest with yourself and others, but don't be ruthless!
tuesday may 14th-
the only aspect today occurs at 11:53pm when venus in gemini quincunxes retrograde saturn in scorpio, bringing tension between the Goddess of Love and beauty and the old task master. venus/saturn brings reality checks in finances and relationships. this can be a time of seeing and/or facing all that is NOT working in Love and money situations- which may not be fun but it can be fruitful if you pay attention and address what is coming up. if you feel love energy, depressed or just out of it in general- know that this, too, shall pass.
wednesday may 15th-
the only major aspect today involves mercury, the conscious mind and intellect.
at 1:41pm mercury moves out of taurus and into gemini, shifting the conscious mind and intellect out of earthy, stable and stubborn taurus and into airy, inquisitive and changeable gemini. mercury rules gemini and so he is very comfortable in this sign. our minds are raring to go and the desire to communicate, learn and travel is high! just watch out for the shadow side of mercury in gemini- the tendency to be all over the place, ungrounded and overly mental (monkey mind anyone?).
thursday may 16th-
the only aspects today involve the sun and its activation of the uranus/pluto square. forewarned is forearmed! at 11:55am the sun in taurus conjunct the fixed star algol semisquares uranus in aries and at 6:00pm the sun/algol sesquiquadrates retrograde pluto in capricorn. deep stuff is likely to be up right now- collectively and personally. the sun in taurus does not like disruptions or changes, but uranus/pluto is all about both! breakdowns precede breakthroughs, so whatever seems unstable or on shaky ground right now is where you should focus your energies so that you can move through the intensity towards the transformation available right now. with the sun on algol the Dark Goddess energies are potent, passionate and powerful. the best use of this energy to align with our inner center of power. just watch out for shadow expression of the Dark Goddess: victimization/giving away or having our power taken from us OR being full of anger and rage and taking it out on those around you.
friday may 17th-
the only major aspect today is exact at 11:26pm when juno in aquarius squares the north node in scorpio, bringing pivotal crisis points and/or shifting points in committed relationships and contractual arrangements of all kinds. checking in to see where we are attached to the safety and security of the past at the expense of our growth and evolution is key. many relationships are evolving and transforming right now or they are at the end of their road. today can be a day of getting clear on which track yours may be headed down. in addition juno points to where we are deeply committed to ourselves and our personal journey. seeing where we hold ourselves back and moving towards our edge is key today!
saturday may 18th-
the first aspect of the day is at 12:19am when mercury in gemini squares neptune in pisces, creating tension between the logical mind and the planet that likes to dissolve reality and merge with other dimensions! mercury/neptune can be super creative and idealistic but it can also be super deceptive, dishonest and in denial. dealing with reality and being honest with others is key.
at 3:31am mercury in gemini parallels venus in gemini, aligning the mind and heart in sweet ways. getting clear on what we think and what we feel is support today. since this aspect occurs in the early morning hours, pay attention to your dreams upon waking for important messages from the Unconscious.
at 9:40am venus in gemini sextiles uranus in aries, aligning the Goddess of Love and beauty with the great awakener! venus/uranus can breathe new life into relationships, finances and self-worth. venus is newly in gemini, a more light-hearted energy in Love and money situations is taking hold! thank Goddess!!! ;)
the sun in taurus contraparallels retrograde pluto in capricorn at 10:19am, energetically opposing the conscious self and ego with the lord of the underworld. deep insights into our own ego energies are possible right now. this is a great aspect for therapy, shamanic journeys and any other deep self-inquiry journeys that help us see all that we are not looking at. the sun in taurus wants safety and security but pluto will pull us down into the underworld so that we can retrieve lost parts of ourselves! watch out for under worldly behavior in yourself and others. pluto can also make us and others want to be in control. the only control you have is over yourself and your reactions!
at 12:16pm venus in gemini quincunxes retrograde pluto in capricorn, pitting the Goddess of Love and beauty against the lord of the underworld. venus/pluto is deep, passionate and intense. this can be great for romance and burning desires but it can also bring up jealousy, possessiveness and manipulation. the best use of this energy is to face the shadow in our relationships or finances- but watch out for power/control dynamics!
the day ends with mercury in gemini quincunx retrograde saturn in scorpio at 4:33pm. the end of the day can have a low energy. serious communication can be a focus, or it is possible that communication is thwarted. mercury in gemini is all over the place, while saturn forces us to ground. finding mastery over the monkey mind is key- although it may not be easy with all the gemini/neptune energy in the sky right now!
sunday may 19th-
the first aspect of the day is exact at 2:54am when mercury in gemini parallels jupiter in gemini, aligning the mind and intellect with the planet of expansion, abundance and growth! the morning can provide amazing insights if we just stay open to hearing them come through in their myriad of forms. since this aspect occurs in the early morning hours, pay attention to your dreams upon waking for important messages from the Unconscious!
at 7:40am mars in taurus semisextiles jupiter in gemini, harmoniously aligning the will and drive with the planet of luck, expansion and optimism! this is a great day for taking action and getting things done! mars in taurus gives us stamina and staying power, while jupiter in gemini gives us mental agility and great ideas. this is a great day to channel your will and drive in fun, expansive ways!
the last aspect of the day and week is exact at 10:21pm when jupiter in gemini sesquiquadrates retrograde saturn in scorpio, creating tension between the planet of expansion, abundance and optimism with the planet of contraction, reality and pragmatism. the impetus to grow, act, and expand is high today! but saturn gives us a reality check, asking that we do the ground work first and be sure we are aware of the long-term consequences of any actions taken right now. in addition jupiter is in light-hearted, superficial gemini while saturn is in deep and intense scorpio. learning to balance the light and dark is key. yin and yang must be honored!
enjoy your week…