There’s more energy this week as Mercury is in Gemini until May 28. Words carry weight and something established can be lasting. The solar system is busy with two major planets going retrograde, Saturn will return for a lengthy transit from Aquarius back into Capricorn and Venus retrogrades in Gemini followed by Jupiter retrograding in Capricorn. Altogether this is a week when you may feel intense and possibly as if you’ve reached a limit with the status quo. The Fourth Quarter Moon is in Aquarius that will call for making change and finding new ways of goal setting and planning for the future. While this Moon cycle is waning combined with the retrograding planets, it’s evident you’re called to think more independently and for yourself in the scheme of things. Decisions are now important.
Monday, May 11, 2020 Moon in Capricorn
At 9:09pm PST (and tomorrow at 12:09am EST Saturn retrogrades in Aquarius, moving back into Capricorn before turning direct at the end of September. This placement in Aquarius has been interesting to say the least and unsettling in many ways as contributing to the world dilemma with restriction. Saturn rules restriction and is a stumbling block on the downside and greater responsibility on the upside. Being in the sign of groups and humanity it’s a clear marker of current times that’s increased by the sharp angle to Pluto making this a historic year. Once back in Capricorn in July, August and September there will be a return to alignment with Pluto that brings matters back home to roost and be addressed once again. For each, the cycle hits differently in your birth chart that allows variances of response and choices.
Tuesday, May 12, 2020 Moon in Capricorn/Aquarius
Saturn Retrograde begins at 12:09am EST where it will be until the end of September during which time it will also be back in Capricorn as stated above. There will be a major readdressing of what has been in place since last year that affects nations and leaders including leaders of businesses and corporations. Capricorn governs career, governments, heads of corporations and all relating to the tangible world manifest for longevity. Saturn is the natural ruler of the sign that in itself as a placement gives strength and more options to maneuver and manage yet still a task maker with added responsibility. Aligned with Pluto is intense and pushes everyone to recognize more specific realities and address truths.
Just prior to Mercury moving into a different sign, Mercury squares Mars at 12:33am PST/3:33am EST that jolts awareness of money matters and what is valuable to you.
Mercury is in Gemini, the sign it rules, from 2:58pm PST/5:58pm EST until May 28 that will generate strong impulses to be more on the go as Gemini rules travel and all movement. Secondarily the sign rules communication so that too will be activated in a slightly different way that it has been while in Taurus. There can be lots more paperwork and dealings requiring attention. The written word and all media will be more on the line to “get facts right” as we move more heavily into reliance on news and other sources for information. Individually you can begin to feel more organized as you sort through what you need to do and how you prefer to spend your time. Mercury governs the fourth dimension that is a bridge between this and other dimensions that are more an open door to tapping in to them through your higher mind that will also access information about alternate realities and parallel universes. The list goes on about what this cycle can help you to achieve. It sets a nice pace for expanding your mind.
Mercury in Gemini trine Saturn in Aquarius at 1:14pm PST/ 4:14pm EST that is good for setting a pace of activity and managing work relating to arrangements and any contracts. You can gain ground and make headway so the key is establish.
May 13, 2020
Moon in Aquarius
Mars in Pisces from 12:17am EST where it is until June 27 has you feeling dreamy and even drifting more into daydream and fantasy. This is great for those in creative fields as it facilities ideas and the creative process. Clergy and all in religious and spiritual fields are motivated and more stirred to action. Even though there’s already much activity with institutions as hospitals, prisons, and all major places where many are housed there will be more activity that is hopefully a motivation to be creative with what happens in those places. Idealism is a strong factor for you individually as well as groups to consider that can lead to more options as a way to manage. In general however there can be complications.
Venus turns retrograde, and with many shifts occurring around now, it’s better to take our time with important decisions. Venus will remain retrograde until June 25th, staying in the sign of Gemini for the duration. This Venus retrograde cycle can bring us back to unresolved matters, mainly to do with relationships, finances, wants and needs, and values. We may wish to avoid significant new beginnings or decisions related to Venus-ruled endeavors, such as finances, partnership, romance, and pleasurable pursuits. However, it’s an excellent time to assess these matters. This is a cycle in which we review, re-evaluate, and re-assess our love life, personal finances, and the manner in which we receive, reveal, and express our affections. Thoughts turn to the past so that we can lay to rest unhealthy habits in these areas of life. (cafe astrology)
Thursday, May 14, 2020 Moon in Aquarius/Pisces
The Fourth Quarter Moon in Aquarius at 7:10am PST/10:02am EST begins the cycle of realigning while moving toward the New Moon in Gemini on May 22. Finding ways to work with goals and ideals is on the table. Friendships and connections to groups call for attention where discernment and decisions may be made about meaning, purpose and the worth of time and energy you invest. Some will fall by the wayside.
Jupiter Retrograde in Capricorn begins at 7:32am PST/10:32am EST and lasts until September 13 that is in general about money, wealth, prosperity and opportunity. All those areas will be addressed with reflection and reforming ways to manage and maintain what is already established. Capricorn is established energy so this cycle is about reforming and revamping. Out of what is diminished will for some that may be new directions and the combination of planet and sign is about taking a direction that will have more opportunity. As well, healing grows and spiritual concepts take on a new hue and reflect greater values and opportunities.
Friday, May 15, 2020 Moon in Pisces
The Sun trine Pluto at 2:49am EST is empowering and lends strength where you choose to apply it. Both the Sun and Pluto in air signs is highly energetic so stirs you to at the least feel compelled to take a stand or forge ahead.
Saturday, May 16, 2020 Moon in Pisces
The lunar placement conjunct Neptune, square Venus and sextile Pluto is a strong energy for feeling deeply. Your inner self tends to be more on the surface that is a kind of haunting ray for reviewing your past and contemplation of your life that goes beyond everyday consciousness.
Sunday, May 17, 2020 Moon in Pisces/Aries
The Sun trine Jupiter at 9:40pm PST/12:40pm EST expands where you focus and opens door to prospects. The earthy energies are about positive grounding and securing what you have. This is a great time and day for meditation on your spirit journey.