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Please keep in mind that transits to your natal planets can override these more universal ones. A personal consultation offers deep understanding.
NOTHING TO PROVE – Monday, May 18, 2020
Following the long Coronusvirus shutdown, here in Vermont, many businesses are opening today. Perhaps your state is doing the same.
With the Moon in Aries, you are motivated to begin anew and move forward without restraint or hesitation. You are ready and willing to take action even in the face of potential danger.
You may feel impulsive and willing to resist the level of caution that the situation still warrants. Don’t take unnecessary risks and do your best to stay out of battles that no one will win.
Competitive situations may present themselves that involve anger and risk. Relax, hold steady, deepen and understand your personal values. Realize that there is nothing you need to prove.
It is best to channel your impulsive energies into physical activity. Go for a run, lift some weights, stay out of danger.
CONTRASTING VALUES IN STARK RELIEF – Tuesday, May 19, 2020
The Moon continues through impatient Aries making more challenging aspects than it did yesterday. Perhaps you are aware that you may have stepped a bit to close to the edge yesterday.
Arguments can arise from the space between what you think is necessary and how others you encounter perceive current threats.
During Venus retrograde, you must face the need to evaluate your values while trying to understand and even respect the values of others. As you absorb the cultural moment we live in, this challenge stands out in stark relief.
At 10:11 PM with the Moon entering Taurus you can anticipate tomorrow bringing a bit of emotional calm.
***The Aries Moon is void-of-course from 4:33 PM EDT until she answersTaurus at 10:11 PM EDT. This suggests that what occurs during this time will not have much impact.
ROSE COLORED GLASSES – Wednesday, May 20, 2020
The Sun enters Gemini at 9:49 AM EDT where it will remain until June 20, 2020. Pay attention to your mind as it turns toward the things that Gemini loves. Conversations, curiosity, words, thoughts, and ideas are glowing with increased interest. Gemini wants to keep things light and avoid consequences. Your mind wants to gather information without delving into deep consideration.
Consciously use your voice, your words, and your communication skills to bring people together, not to pull them apart. These are dangerous times to blindly believe all that you hear, make sure you know your sources.
With the Moon in Taurus, you hope that the easy answers of the Gemini Sun will bring stability and comfort.
At 7:02 PM EDT Venus forms a square aspect to Neptune. Due to Venus’ retrograde this is a 3 part story that began on May 3rd, calls to us again today, and will make a final statement on July 27th.
You are trying to understand your own personal values during this challenging time. You are tempted to affix those rose-colored glasses firmly on your face. There are outside forces working against clarity.
Spend time in meditation, creating beauty, writing poetry, and dreaming. Enjoy those things that seem utterly beautiful even as you maintain awareness that things are not as they appear to be. Clarity is a long-range goal.
THE PLEASURE OF FANTASY – Thursday, May 21, 2020
The Moon is in Taurus today motivating you to seek comfort, security, and pleasure. You are ready to set aside all the worry that has been rattling through your mind. Today you will likely choose to settle into the physical sensations of pleasure and sensuality.
Cook a great meal, give or receive a massage from a loved one. You are drawn to the security of good food, opulent surroundings, and pleasant connections. Your focus is on going back to the comfort and stability of days past.
However, Venus retrograde square Neptune supports misconceptions, illusions, and pipe dreams. Intellectually in your heart of hearts, you know that the cultural difficulties have not evaporated. Don’t let that reality stop you from enjoying the pleasure of fantasy.
GEMINI NEW MOON, PLANT A SEED FOR TRUTH – Friday, May 22, 2020
The most complex day of the week comes with today’s Gemini New Moon, exact at 1:39 PM EDT. Each month the New Moon begins a new lunar cycle.
With the New Moon in Gemini, this is a time to plant a seed of new ideas or renewed intellectual understanding. Make sure you are dealing with reality and not conspiracy theories, questionable ideas, or extreme views. Mercury square Neptune suggests the importance of clarifying the sources of information you rely on.
Saturn forms a lovely aspect to the New Moon further suggesting the importance of making a concerted effort to track down the truth. Put in the conscious effort to know that your sources are trustworthy.
~ Gemini New Moon Ritual ~
Take a moment to write down the changes you wish to begin, create, or increase in this monthly Moon Cycle. The Gemini New Moon suggests that you plant a seed of understanding, perception, and communication. Plant a seed to grow a more curious and perceptive nature and to improve your ability to effectively use your voice.
For the ritual, have two candles available. Light the first to represent yourself, as you are right now. Light the second as inspiration for the change you want to create during this cycle. Take a moment to focus as you light each candle.
Do this daily for two weeks. Imagine drawing the change you desire toward you as you physically bring the two candles closer together each day. At the Full Moon, you will bring the candles fully together while acknowledging what you have created.
Remember that the energy you infuse this cycle with will continue to grow over the next 6 months until the Gemini Full Moon on November 30, 2020.
***The Taurus Moon is void-of-course from 4 AM EDT until she enters Gemini at 9:36 AM EDT. This suggests that what occurs during this time will not have much impact.
THE VALUE OF YOUR VOICE AND PERSPECTIVE – Saturday, May 23, 2020
The Moon is in Gemini today putting your focus clearly on communication, curiosity, and the gathering of information.
The only aspect today is the Moon joining with retrograde Venus. If Venus were not retrograde this would be a simple and pleasant day of conversations, thinking, and reading. Because Venus is retrograde you must consider what you value regarding Gemini issues. We must dig deep to understand the importance and value of the free press and our freedom of speech. We have taken these values for granted for so long.
With Venus retrograde, consider your willingness to put yourself on the line to support these freedoms. Venus retrograde puts our deep values and those things we have taken for granted in a vulnerable position.
Speak up. Understand the value of your voice and understanding. You have a perspective that is unique, share it with others, and listen respectfully to what others are thinking.
SOCIAL ENGAGEMENT IS NEEDED – Sunday, May 24, 2020
The Moon remains in Gemini until entering Cancer at 7:09 PM EDT. The majority of the day will revolve around seeking easy engagement with others. Pick up the phone or get on Zoom. There are lots of things to talk about and share.
While the Moon is in Gemini your mind moves quickly, you want mental stimulation and lots of activity. If you become restless seek out your most intellectually simulating friends. When the Moon is in Gemini social engagement offers much-needed versatility to your way of thinking.
At 7:09 PM EDT, it is time to cuddle up on the couch with your favorite person, a beloved pet, or a bowl of ice cream. With the Moon now in sensitive Cancer you want to retreat to whatever situation or place you feel most at home. You may feel more nostalgic as the day winds down. Your emotions are heightened and you may be consumed with memories and thoughts of the past. Go to sleep early and dream of love and family.
***The Taurus Moon is void-of-course from 7:10 AM EDT until she enters Cancer at 7:09 PM EDT. This suggests that what occurs during this time will not have much impact.
* In these weekly reports, I explore the major aspects formed by transit between the planets. I do not consider every aspect that the Moon makes each day as they can be numerous and give rise to fleeting moods. I will consider the final major aspect formed by the Moon prior to its VOC* time, as that aspect holds its influence throughout the VOC*.
The aspects under consideration: conjunctions, sextiles, squares, trines, and oppositions.
The planets I work with: Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto.