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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.
HOLDING PARADOX – Monday, May 25, 2020
The week begins with the Moon in family-oriented sensitive Cancer. You may wake feeling nostalgic for times past.
However, there are forces that suggest unexpected shifts in your forward movement. In the early hours of the morning Mars, the planet of action forms a sextile to unpredictable Uranus.
You may experience this as excitement or anxiety. Whichever comes along, how do you want to work with it? You may feel an uncomfortable edge of being pulled in contrary positions.
The Cancer Moon would like you to nurture, cuddle, and connect with family and loved ones. At the same time you want freedom and independence. How can you hold both realities at the same time? It is important to understand how to hold a paradox in your life.
If you feel the need to make sudden big changes in your close relationships remember that Venus is still retrograde until June 25th. Continue the process of inner evaluation but this is not the time to take action
If changes are foisted upon you, hold steady and roll with the punches. Life will always bring surprises.
APPREHENSION & NOSTALGIA – Tuesday, May 26, 2020
The Moon remains in Cancer today. Many of you are heading back to work after a long weekend or much longer after having sheltered in place for several months.
When we spend so much time alone or shut-in with only a few souls, you may feel a great deal of apprehension as you prepare to go into the world. You have wanted to get out for so long, it may surprise you that it is harder to do than you would have anticipated.
If you are out in the world today you will be happy to head home at the end of the day. You are happy to end the day with domestic activities and reconnecting with your biological or chosen family.
Allow any nostalgia you may feel to bring you closer to those you love.
***The Cancer Moon is void-of-course from 9:06 PM EDT until she enters Leo tomorrow at 2:34 AM EDT. This suggests that what occurs during this time will not have much impact.
GESTURES OF APPRECIATION – Wednesday, May 27, 2020
The day begins with the Moon now in warm dramatic Leo. The only astrological activity are the quick-moving aspects that the Moon makes throughout the day.
First, she opposes Saturn at 5:43 AM EDT. You may wake without fully being on board about starting the day. There is no need to worry because Moon transits are fleeting and will pass with relative ease as long as they are not negatively engaged. Any argument you start or engage in this morning will have no winners.
At 3:03 PM the Moon forms a sextile to the talkative Gemini Sun. You are easily able to articulate your thoughts and emotions in expressive conversation.
By evening the Moon squares Uranus which could leave you feeling a great deal of excitement or restlessness as the day winds down.
While the Moon is in Leo your emotions feel grand and worthy of a stage for expression. Engage with your personal creativity and bring large gestures of appreciation to those you love.
***The Cancer Moon is void-of-course until she enters Leo at 2:34 AM EDT. This suggests that what occurs during this time will not have much impact.
EMOTIONAL THINKING – Thursday, May 28, 2020
Today the Moon is in the playful sign of Leo. Allow this energy to encourage the most expressive and mischievous side of your personality to come out to play.
When the Moon is in Leo you want a bit of drama (the fun kind) in your life. You want appreciation and attention. Remember that others want the same. Give to others the warmth and attention you crave and you’ll be able to create a lovely day.
At 2:09 PM EDT Mercury, having been in chatty Gemini since May 11th leaves it’s fast-paced curiosity behind to enter the emotional domain of Cancer.
Due to Mercury’s upcoming retrograde (June 18 – July 12) it will remain in Cancer until August 4th when it will enter Leo. Remaining in Cancer for so long, Mercury will focus your thinking and attention on nurturing and caring for others. Your thinking, speaking, and intellectual interests are objective rather than subjective. Your thought processes are informed by emotions and your own sensitivities.
Hard-hitting emotionally based messages will hit their mark whether or not they are backed up by reality or science. Ugh. Watch for the ongoing and deepening conspiracy theories that are pulling you to think in a certain way. It is important with the extended Mercury in Cancer to think critically before responding to an emotional message.
***The Leo Moon is void-of-course from 9:31 AM EDT until she enters Virgo tomorrow at 7:41 AM EDT. This suggests that what occurs during this time will not have much impact.
CURB YOUR INTERNAL CRITIC – Friday, May 29, 2020
At 7:41 AM EDT the playful Leo Moon releases her hold and passes the baton to the practical hardworking Virgo Moon. When the Moon is in Virgo you are more willing to chug along getting the practical chores of life completed.
Your expectations may be higher than usual as you are more aware and observant of all that you encounter. Curb the tendency to be critical of yourself and others. Finding a way to be of service to others will relax your internal critic.
Settle in for a day of practical activities. Do the grocery shopping (don’t forget your mask and hand sanitizer), laundry, and house cleaning.
At 11:30 PM EDT the Moon reaches her First Quarter Phase. This implies both difficulties and opportunities. Pay attention to challenges that arise before bed or early tomorrow and look for the opportunity within the struggle. Your choices and decisions will move your life in one direction or another. Be sure to take the high road.
***The Leo Moon is void-of-course until she enters Virgo at 7:41 AM EDT. This suggests that what occurs during this time will not have much impact.
EVALUATE WHAT IS OF VALUE IN THESE TIMES – Saturday, May 30, 2020
If you have gotten a bit lackadaisical about the Venus retrograde something will bring it back to your awareness today. At 11:19 AM EDT the practical Virgo Moon squares Venus. This has the benefit of focusing your attention on the ongoing re-evaluation of your values and how you articulate them.
Culturally I see this Gemini Venus retrograde pointing to the dangers our free press and postal service are being subjected to.
Look to the house (in whole sign houses) Gemini holds in your chart. On a personal level reevaluate how to use your voice to serve your deepest and truest values in this area of your life. The consideration is what is important now. Putting it into action will come later following Venus’ and Mercury’s retrogrades.
With the Moon in tidy meticulous Virgo spend the day on practical activities. Yesterday and today are the days for grocery shopping, house cleaning, lawn and garden work, and laundry. Don’t allow perfectionism to stop progress on practical efforts.
RADIATE CHARM – Sunday, May 31, 2020
At 10:37 AM EDT the Moon enters Libra leaving the practicality of the past few days behind. If you have pragmatic issues to attend to get them done in the lingering morning hours of the Virgo Moon.
Once the Moon is in Libra the focus turns to relationship and diplomacy. Commit to achieving balance, fairness, and pleasure in your interactions. Plan the day around togetherness.
One thing to remember about Libra is that being an Air sign, it is fundamentally an intellectual charm and connection that you are seeking.
It may not be easy to take a stand, be decisive, or speak up for yourself. Let yourself off the hook. Rest in pleasure. There is always another day to take action or speak up.
This evening supports romantic or diplomatic endeavors, socializing, or creating art.
***The Virgo Moon is void-of-course from 5:17 AM EDT until she enters Libra at 10:37 AM 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.