Monday, May 23, 2016

Follow the Moon: Forecast for May 23, 2016 — May 29

At the New Moon in Taurus on May 6, a poem by Rilke, How Surely Gravity’s Law, inspired my lunar intention. This line,

If we surrendered
to earth’s intelligence
we could rise up rooted, like trees

evoked my desire to embody earth wisdom. Taurus is fixed earth. Each fixed sign anchors elemental wisdom. Leo has fire, Scorpio water, and Aquarius holds air. This lunation, I went to earth’s altar and asked, “How do I surrender to your intelligence? How do I know what my body knows? What is it like to be rooted and rising like a tree?”

With the desire stated. I began to listen for the answers. I often learn about a thing’s value by noticing what it is like to not have it. I have no earth in my own natal chart, so I am used to wondering what it would be like to have this element show up more strongly in my life. A funny thing happens when an element is missing, we learn to cultivate relationship with that element. Through courtship, we invite those qualities and honor the gifts that come with that element. This is in contrast to how often we take for granted the elements that are well represented in our charts. This isn’t to say we should not cultivate good relationship with those elements too. We should. This is the path to wholeness. I find there is always something to be learned from each element.

Yet, this season, in this month, I most wanted to know how to rise up rooted like a tree: How to stop frittering away my time and energy by worry, how to slow down enough to drink in the beauty and pleasure offered by this season, how to be present enough to adjust easily when expectations aren’t met or plans go awry, how to get in touch with a deeper level of wisdom to answer the perplexing questions of my life. It would seem that this thing I am missing could help me live a more joyful life.

What is it like to rise up rooted like a tree? I imagine that it feels like being supported in my aspirations to reach for the sky. I imagine that it feels like being both satisfied with the place I am and wondering what more there can be. The tree in my imagination is sure and solid yet flexible and rising. That feels just about right. The astrological weather lately has been challenging such a state of solid flexibility. Emphasis in the mutable signs has sensitized us to all the ways we want to understand and adapt to our complex world. We are more and more aware of trauma’s influences, seeing dysfunction in our governments and injustice in our systems. The recent Mercury retrograde through Taurus seemed like a hyper-charged experience of things going awry over and over. The ongoing Mars retrograde through Sagittarius (mutable fire) has simmered under the surface of emotional response. At times, it felt like living in a tinderbox about to ignite.

With such challenges, it’s easy to feel unsuccessful, completely not like a tree rooted and rising. Every thing that has gone wrong, every message misunderstood, every emotion feeling too big to handle—all these things have gravity too. Perhaps the key is to stop struggling against and surrender to their weight. Rilke ends his poem with this line:

This is what the things teach us:
to fall,
patiently trusting our heaviness.
Even a bird has to do that
before he can fly.

It is interesting that the poem ends with the image of a bird. The Sun has moved out of Taurus and now inhabits Gemini (mutable air). The Taurus lunar cycle is just halfway done. There is much more to experience about surrendering to the earth’s intelligence. Yet, the sky is calling. We get to meet that sky when we learn to fall. Gravity’s pull helps us soar.

Forecast for May 23, 2016 — May 29

Moon in Sagittarius
Monday, May 23.
The reverberations of the recent Full Moon begin to lessen. The Moon in Sagittarius enters a void-of course period mid-morning (CDT) after making an energizing trine to Uranus in Aries. This lack of aspects today provides an excellent opportunity to enjoy Sag’s innate optimism. Feel for the uplift of spirit. Insights bring meaning. Trying something new brings wisdom.

Moon enters Capricorn 12:34 am CDT
Tuesday, May 24.
Serious and curious. The Moon in Capricorn encourages responsibility and determination. Venus entering Gemini encourages serendipity and an open curiosity. Combine these forces and you have the power to use chance encounters to further a long-range goal. Venus opposes retrograding Mars in Sagittarius. Be on guard for either/or thinking. Venus in Gemini sees a multitude of options, each of them enticing. Mars in Sagittarius feels passionately about a singular truth. If we can embrace both of these desires, without negating either, we’ve won the game. The sextile between the Moon and Neptune at the end of the day says kick back and dream a little.

Moon in Capricorn
May 25—Disseminating Moon: Sharing. Mercury recently stationed direct while making trines to both Jupiter in Virgo and Pluto in Capricorn. In spite of potential upsets in thoughts, communications, and systems, the grounding influence of this grand earth trine has helped us find the ground beneath. Today, this grand earth trine is reinforced by the Moon in Capricorn. By next week, we will lose this support and have to grapple with planets in mutable signs squaring off and amping up stress levels; so this is a good moment to notice what you notice about earth’s intelligence. Do you take this source of wisdom for granted? Do you rely on it above all else? Will you make adjustments? Under this phase of the Moon, we begin to put together the value and meaning we’ve gained from intention. Pass it along to others. To honor the earth wisdom you seek, how will you give back to this intelligence? Earth encourages action. Tangible reality gives us feedback on which of these actions move us closer to our goals. The square between the Moon and Uranus in Aries at the end of the day (CDT) encourages actions that will bring change.

Moon enters Aquarius 9:27 am CDT
Thursday, May 26.
Jupiter and Saturn reach an important point in their synodic cycle today. A synodic cycle is the orbital relationship any two planets have with each other. Jupiter and Saturn conjoin every 20 years. In the time between these conjunctions, Jupiter separates, opposes, and approaches Saturn just like the Moon does in its cycle with the Sun. Today, Jupiter in Virgo squares Saturn in Sagittarius. This relationship is akin to the last quarter Moon phase. During that phase, we evaluate where we are at. This cycle began in 2000 in Taurus. Saturn governs realism. Jupiter governs optimism. They push and pull each other to create the paradigm we live within. What is possible? What work must we do to achieve it? This moment in their cycle aligns with this lunar cycle intention to surrender to earth’s intelligence. Where are we at in our relationship to earth (Taurus)? Adjustments are called for. Our beliefs can create a foundation for healing and alignment with earth intelligence. Our beliefs can also create the barrier to that foundation. We are at a choosing point. Let’s feed the enlivening choice with dedication to right relationship with the Earth.

Moon in Aquarius
Friday, May 27.
The square between Jupiter in Virgo and Saturn in Sagittarius colors more than the one day it is exact (which was yesterday). This is a signature aspect of this year. The ongoing square between Saturn and Neptune in Pisces is another one. All this mutable sign investigation can be unsettling as we extend antennas to take in more information and churn the data to try and come up with the right course of action. Add to this the fact that Mars takes a dive back into the probing sign of Scorpio today. Mars will be in Scorpio till the beginning of August. As the co-ruler of this sign, Mars is comfortable here. We may also feel the rightness of digging deeper to uncover the source and blocks around our passions. This energy is critical for meeting the challenges ahead. Much healing needs to happen around the right use of will. May this healing begin today.

Moon enters Pisces 4:06 pm CDT
Saturday, May 28.
In case we weren’t paying attention yesterday when Mars re-entered Scorpio, the Moon’s square to Mars today will make sure we do. This aspect highlights one fundamental contrast that can throw relationships into turmoil. Aquarius wants transparency and Scorpio wants to be hidden. When we can expand to appreciate both strategies, we are able to trust and appreciate each other just a little more. You might notice conflicts sparked by different approaches today. When the Moon moves into Pisces later in the day we switch into receptive/perceptive mode. This might mean you get in touch with past wounds around conflict or act to be the bridge between differing sides.

Moon in Pisces
May 29—Last Quarter Moon: Evaluating. Mercury hasn’t been moving very fast since turning direct last week. It is still holding down the grand earth trine from Taurus. Pluto in Capricorn and Jupiter in Virgo complete the pattern. Next week, this powerful earth influence will begin to break apart when Mercury starts to move more quickly. The grounding influence of this trine may come in handy as a grand mutable cross aspect pattern is activated by the Moon in Pisces. This pattern is stressful and conflict prone while a grand trine promotes access to an element’s strength. The planets involved in the mutable grand cross are Neptune and the Moon in Pisces, the Sun and Venus in Gemini, Jupiter in Virgo, and Saturn in Sagittarius. Mutable signs are seeking intelligence of all kinds. This is a gift and can be overwhelming when not balanced by a grounding influence. We can notice the support from earth as we expand in many directions today.

Today marks the last week of the Taurus-seeded lunar cycle. As we begin to let go of this intention, we first pause to evaluate what has been learned, what has been attempted. What worked, what didn’t. Another good idea for this phase is to create an energetic anchor to come back to the earth’s intelligence you may have received this cycle. The next lunar cycle could find us moving lots of energy, sorting our priorities, making our choices. Mutable signs learn, integrate, and mutate so we can start again with a clean slate. We will be doing lots of that in the next lunar cycle. The earth wisdom of this cycle is important to moving through these shifts with clarity and purpose.

*Read about the seeds of the Taurus lunar cycle here:

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Monday, May 16, 2016

Follow the Moon: Forecast for May 16, 2016 — May 22

The elements help me make sense of the world. Air, fire, water, earth—these elemental pieces of nature and of psyche—are embedded in astrology’s language. They act as shorthand for a lot of information. If I know you have mostly earth signs in your chart, I expect you to have different interests and ways of being in the world than if you are mostly fire. Anyone can become a student of the elements, and I really recommend it. Look around and observe. Watch fire, touch the earth. To expand on what the elements reveal about themselves, you might start to notice them in other people as indicated by their charts. Another way, one of my favorites, is to follow the Moon as it transits every sign through a lunar cycle. The Moon’s sign on each day is enormously influential to how we experience that day. The elemental signature of the each New Moon strongly influences my lunar intention for each Moon cycle. The most recent New Moon in the fixed earth sign of Taurus colors my intention this month to seek to “surrender to the earth’s intelligence” (from Rilke’s poem How Surely Gravity’s Law). So, I am following the path of earth this month, noticing what I notice.

Without one single earth planet in my own chart, I am particularly interested in learning more about earth’s innate nature. What is it like to surrender to earth’s intelligence? How do I listen to this wisdom? I imagine slowing down to earth’s pace. Earth’s reality (physical reality) fills with the present moment. I only know what my senses are telling me. I stop the internal stories about the past or the future. I am embodied. Meditation brings about a similar state of being—perception without interpretation. This perspective is fresh, like returning to childhood to see everything as new again. Such moments rarely last long. Other elements insert themselves. What I notice next is a natural instinct to tell a story about that moment. A story can move through physical reality like a fire consuming a forest. What does this fire give to the moment; what does it take? Light, heat, energy—I crave the enlivening story that preserves the earth’s intelligence and lives in balance with it. I know I can change my stories. My fire can lie within the bounds of earth. And water, how does this element interact with earth’s reality? Emotion can nourish, erode, or inundate that very same forest. Emotional reality holds the past, my trauma and my resilience. Emotional reality shapes the internal landscape. Respect for emotional realities is essential to bringing this relationship into balance. Air is the medium of exchange. The forest breathes out the oxygen that humans need and humans breathe out the carbon dioxide needed by the forest. Air wants connection, gives perspective, a balanced exchange. Air’s story is about ideas. Ideas shape what we think is possible and therefore has an impact on physical reality. The exchange between an idea and its manifestation is the exchange between air and earth.

The Taurus lunar cycle reaches the halfway point this week. There is a Full Moon in Sagittarius on May 21. Even though the Sun will be in Gemini, illumination is cast upon our Taurus intentions. Sagittarius is a fire sign. What stories are burning through you at this Full Moon? While listening for the earth’s intelligence, do these stories need to be changed? Earth’s wisdom helps us to slow down. If this isn’t part of your inherent nature, as in you don’t have any earth in your chart either, then this is a perfect opportunity to consciously work with fire and earth to create a steadier burn.

Forecast for May 16, 2016 — May 22

Moon enters Libra 12:32 pm CDT
Monday, May 16.
By the end of this week, the Sun will enter Gemini, there will be a Full Moon in Sagittarius, and Mercury will station direct. Today, we get to anchor into the status quo before a bunch of shifting energy is unleashed. The grand earth trine aspect pattern of Mercury in Taurus, Jupiter in Virgo and Pluto in Capricorn is still holding us at least a little steady. The Moon entering balanced and fair Libra will help us with equilibrium. It isn’t as if all the tension of the past few weeks is over, but perhaps we are learning how to cope with it a little better. That is a good hope for the beginning of a work week.

Moon in Libra
May 17—Gibbous Moon: Perfecting. I’ve been riffing on the elements lately. Wondering about the interaction between earth and the other elements. This lunar cycle was seeded with Taurus intention. For me, I committed to surrendering to the earth’s intelligence. This is a feeling of letting gravity do the work for me. Often, I can resist the obvious, how about you? This phase of the Moon can find us feeling a little agitated like there is something else we are supposed to be doing. What if the work is simply to let gravity do its thing? The complement to this earth experience is the influence of an air Moon in Libra. Isn’t air’s perspective a contradiction to feeling earth’s gravity? We might feel this contradiction as stress, but I think all the elements can find their balancing points. Libra also craves harmony and balance. Gravity has its own elegance. We simply are. And as simple beings held by gravity, we breathe into the exchange of ideas and connections. Can gravity help clear our minds? Let’s see. Mercury is still moving retrograde and so there may be a little mental fogginess that could benefit from the exchange between earth’s gravity and air’s perspective. The Moon makes an encouraging connection to Saturn in Sagittarius, which helps with the gravity intention, and later in the day the Moon forms a square to Pluto in Capricorn. What emotional baggage needs releasing? Honor it and let it go.

Moon in Libra
Wednesday, May 18.
For a few hours midday (CDT) pressure builds and stress increases. The Moon in Libra opposes Uranus in Aries sparking possible conflict with those who seem diametrically opposed to us. The Moon also makes a brief Yod aspect formation with Venus in Taurus and Chiron in Pisces. A sense of injustice is high. Being extra-sensitive to emotional wounds might fuel a desire to fight rather than seek the peace as is usual for Libra influence.

Moon enters Scorpio 1:29 am CDT
Thursday, May 19.
It is nice when conflict can go under the surface where it can be dealt with in private. Or at least that is what a Scorpio Moon might have us thinking. Yes, there are deep resentments and fears that we need to deal with. Do what you can to honor those feelings. Scorpio is the sign opposite Taurus, the sign that seeded this lunar cycle’s intentions. In a couple of days, there will be a Full Moon for real, but the feeling of release may start today. Scorpio gives power to Taurus by asking us to let go. Death experiences can release the power of regeneration. Venus in Taurus makes a sextile aspect to Chiron in Pisces. This favorable connection moves us closer to healing. The key may be to allow ourselves to feel vulnerable and resilient at the same time.

Moon in Scorpio
Friday, May 20.
Sun enters Gemini. We are almost halfway through the Taurus lunar cycle and the Sun just entered Gemini. The remaining part of the lunar cycle may speed up, especially after Mercury turns direct on Sunday. So, take a moment before all that happens to honor earth’s intelligence. We still get to work our Taurus intentions but the energy will shift from gravity to pollination. The Sun in Gemini (mutable air) desires connection and fertilization through the sharing of ideas. The Moon in Scorpio wakes up Mercury in Taurus this morning (CDT) by forming an opposition to the retrograde ruler of Gemini. Will this make Mercury even more of a trickster as the day gets started? Flexibility and adaptability are encouraged.

Moon enters Sagittarius 1:48 pm CDT
May 21—Full Moon: Illuminating. This Full Moon highlights two major influences of this lunar cycle: the Mars and Mercury retrogrades we are currently experiencing. Mars in Sagittarius is conjunct the Moon and Mercury is stationary today, readying to turn direct tomorrow. This is a perfect opportunity to reflect on the stressors of the last two weeks. Mars retrograde may have impacted your energy, turned your anger inward, or just felt like a bigger weight, making it harder to move forward. I believe that it is Mars’ final destination that increases this sense of gravity—the realm of Scorpio. Mars will reenter this sign on May 27. Soul work is ahead. Perhaps we need to dig a little deeper. Mercury has been retrograding through Taurus. This sign likes clear-cut and direct communication. Perhaps this desire for clarity has been challenged by this retrograde. Certainly the direct transit of Mercury across the face of the Sun seems to have intensified the effect of Mercury retrograde frustration. And now we have a Full Moon triggering any unresolved agitation. Now is the perfect time to call upon the things you have learned from the earth this lunar cycle. What does the earth tell you about stress? What does your body want to tell you about the earth?

There is plenty of earth influence at this Full Moon even though the Sun has moved from Taurus to Gemini. Mercury in Taurus is closely trine to Jupiter in Virgo, which forms a trine to Pluto in Capricorn. We can get through this. (Whatever that is for you.)

Earth’s intelligence feels essential to our survival. Daily news of species extinctions, industrial disasters, pollution, and climate change creates an onslaught of grief for those who long to surrender to the earth’s wisdom. Neptune in Pisces opposing Jupiter and squaring Saturn in Sagittarius could be telling us to let ourselves feel the grief of loss. It is big and we need to give this loss the gravity of our awareness. Recently a friend shared this article by psychologist Per Espen Stoknes about needing to grieve these earth losses before we can do anything about them. 
Both the pain and the solution to the pain seem to reside in the same place: in the earth’s intelligence.

Moon in Sagittarius
Sunday, May 22.
Just because the Full Moon was actually yesterday, it doesn’t mean we don’t feel all the feelings today. We do. Mercury stations direct in Taurus. This is probably a relief. Certainly, life will speed up. The other retrograde—Mars—that is having a big impact right now directly opposes the Sun. This is the heart of a Mars retrograde, when it reaches the opposite point from the Sun. Like a Full Moon, something is illuminated about this Mars journey. What are you noticing about anger, passion, energy and drive? It is about to get more soulful when Mars moves back into Scorpio. The Moon activates the t-square of Jupiter in Virgo opposite Neptune in Pisces and square Saturn in Sagittarius. We are trying hard to understand and convince others of our understandings. Stakes feel high and clarity is low. What values guide you through the complexity?

*Read about the seeds of the Taurus lunar cycle here:

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Sunday, May 8, 2016

Follow the Moon: Forecast for May 9, 2016 — May 15

I’m exploring the confluence of mythic and physical realities for this lunar cycle, which is grounded in Taurus (fixed earth) sensibilities. “Mythic reality” is the story, the meaning we give to our experiences. Myth does not refer to the truth or untruth of the story but to the urge to explain, understand, or support an idea or emotion with a story. “Physical reality” is the basis for those stories—what is actually happening in the here and now, on the earth and with our bodies. It isn’t always true that people see the ways these realities weave and support each other. Many times, we can be so lost in story, that we miss what is really happening. An ungrounded story can be destructive to our spirits, our relationships, and to the Earth. A story grounded in physical reality has the opposite effect. We show up whole for ourselves and our relationships, able to be curious, responsive, and open. The stories we tell from that reality are wondrous with possibility.

This lunar cycle, I am curious about the Earth’s intelligence*—what physical reality teaches me about my stories and how I can reground them back into the heart of the Earth. This feels important, even radical. Right now, a wildfire is raging in northern Alberta. Many choices, many ungrounded stories have led to this tragedy. The wildfire is a reality. And it is a story about how people are not paying attention to their relationships with the Earth. If I were to ground my own stories into the Earth’s intelligence, what different choices might I make? How might my realities be better intertwined? How would the story of the wildfire change?

Astrology is the confluence of myth and physical reality. Observable sky cycles inspire the storytelling part of human nature. What does it mean that Mercury can be seen moving across the face of the Sun, as it does on May 9? Or that if I look for Jupiter against the backdrop of the stars over the next few nights, I can see this bright planet appear to change direction? And what is the story of this perspective: If I were able to get a full 360 degrees perspective around the Earth, I’d see a triangle of planets (in earth signs) girdling our own planet?

For the next week of this lunar cycle, I plan to sense into physical reality, asking my body and the Earth, what is the wisdom you are showing me? What are the practices that help me surrender to the Earth’s intelligence? How does this change the stories I am telling?

Forecast for May 9, 2016 — May 15

Moon enters Cancer 12:24 pm CDT
May 9—Crescent Moon: Beginning. The heart of each Mercury retrograde occurs when Mercury meets the Sun in an inferior conjunction. That happens today. To make it more significant, this conjunction can actually be viewed as the small dot of Mercury transiting across the face of the Sun. This is a somewhat rare occurrence, which will happen only 14 times this century, and warrants our attention. [Read more here]. Mercury and the Sun conjoin in Taurus (fixed earth). Since April 28, when Mercury stationed retrograde, the mercurial planet of perception and communication has been broadcasting the importance of earth’s wisdom. What are we missing? How have the miscommunications and other mishaps of this retrograde cycle so far reminded you to slow down and reorient to earth’s gravity? Perhaps this means simplifying our lives. Perhaps it means remembering what is truly valuable. Insight is beamed our way with the power of the Sun and Mercury combining forces. This insight fuels our beginnings for this lunar cycle. Imagine you can break with the past at this moment. What would you leave behind to go forward with your intentions for the lunar cycle?
Venus in Taurus makes an encouraging sextile aspect with Neptune in Pisces. The living beauty of the Earth becomes inspiration for compassion and connection to others. Hearts expand. We can become more present.

Jupiter in Virgo (mutable earth) turns direct today. Jupiter stationed retrograde in early January. Since then, we’ve been internalizing Jupiter’s lessons from this earth sign. Now, we move those lessons out into manifestation. Jupiter’s optimism is being colored by Virgoan issues. The small details of our lives: our work, our health, our day to day routines have big impact on our effectiveness and happiness. Small is beautiful—this is another earth lesson. The Moon in Cancer reminds us to make a cozy place for listening to the Earth’s wisdom today. Don’t cover over emotions that need to surface. Give yourself space to feel.

Moon in Cancer
Tuesday, May 10.
Are you feeling lucky? A trine between Venus and Jupiter brings hope. Don’t let the optimism and opportunity of this day go to waste. Greet the Earth as a beloved. There is a grand earth trine aspect pattern with Jupiter in Virgo (powerful due to having just stationed direct yesterday), Venus in Taurus, and Pluto in Capricorn offering us plenty of support to listen to Earth’s wisdom. It is a good day to contemplate fully the concept of Enough. More is not better. The Moon in Cancer opposing Pluto in Capricorn creates a significant challenge to this perception. If I feel unstable or afraid, one response can be to think I need more things to provide security. I notice this reaction often and need to reassure the scared part of myself that I am actually OK. My needs are being met. Inspiration to sense a larger reality comes from encouraging aspects between the Moon in Cancer, Neptune in Pisces, and Venus and Mercury in Taurus. Be open to possibility. Luck can flourish.

Moon enters Leo 4:32 pm CDT
Wednesday, May 11.
Earth sign emphasis doesn’t always mean bliss. Problems can arise from inertia. We can get too stuck in one approach or too attached to ideas as well as to objects. The aspect between Venus in Taurus and Saturn in Sagittarius might nudge us out of such places. Conflict could surface concerning values and truth. The Moon in a fire sign (Leo) also challenges complacency. Where is the balance between keeping things just the way they are and changing what needs changing? How do you discern? What does that discernment feel like in your body? Remember that sensation. Then ask yourself again: How do I know?

Moon in Leo
Thursday, May 12.
A retrograde Mercury in Taurus joins the other planets of the grand earth trine today. Mercury makes an exact trine to Pluto in Capricorn. Tomorrow Mercury’s influence gets even stronger. If Mercury’s function while retrograde is to get us to reconsider our assumptions, then we have an opportunity to notice what we think about power and immoveable forces. Is it better to stubbornly attach ourselves to what we think is right or do we tap into flexibility and curiosity about other choices? The Moon in Leo brings up a good but challenging point about creativity and personal impact. People are complicated. Communication is tricky if we forget that. Creative expression could resolve inner conflict or doubt.

Moon in Leo
May 13—First Quarter Moon: Manifesting. This week so far had been enormously supportive of the lunar intention to listen to the Earth’s intelligence and enormously challenging in discerning when to stick to our point of view and when to let it go. Under the stubbornness of the fixed earth and fire signs of the last few days, an undercurrent of mutability has challenged us to take in more information, to sort through complexity, and to adapt to shifting realities. Although not exact, the aspects between Jupiter in Virgo (mutable earth), Saturn in Sagittarius (mutable fire), and Neptune in Pisces (mutable water) have created a backdrop of unsettled energy. Mutable signs can bring out anxiety as we try to get on top of all the data of life—emotional as well as intellectual. At this stage of the lunar cycle, our challenges give us the greatest gifts. We are developing muscles for manifesting lunar intention by meeting these challenges. My lunar intention was inspired by Rilke’s poem: “If we surrendered to earth’s intelligence, we would rise up rooted, like trees.” Sometimes we try too hard to figure things out, to come up with the perfect solution, to constantly improve ourselves. What are you learning about surrendering? Without even trying, we can tap into knowing what we know.

Mercury, the planet of knowing, conjoins Venus, the planet of loving, in the sign of Taurus. A grand earth trine aspect pattern has been a big influence since this lunar cycle began on May 6. Today, that pattern is reinforced by the meeting of Mercury and Venus. Earth signs, like Taurus, are doers. Knowing what you know and loving what you love, what will you do today to honor this gift?

Moon enters Virgo 12:51 am CDT
Saturday, May 14. How can I help? The impulse of a Virgo Moon can be to volunteer our service to someone else’s need. The Sun in Taurus aligns with Chiron in Pisces to encourage an open heart and a willingness to bring compassion into action. Don’t let this desire become a burden to fix someone else’s problems. Everyone is imperfect, even you.

Moon in Virgo
Sunday, May 15.
The Moon in Virgo reinforces the strength of the grand earth trine aspect pattern of this lunar cycle but also activates the mutable t-square aspect pattern of this lunar cycle. In other words, we may have a hard time settling into the stability promised by the earth trine when we are distracted by anxiety, confusion, or frustration coming from Jupiter in Virgo opposing Neptune in Pisces and both square to Saturn in Sagittarius. We may be tempted to throw our hands in the air and go for a bike ride, or work in the garden, or lay in a hammock. Now that I think of it, these are great solutions. Find contentment. Earth will be your guide.  

*Read about the seeds of the Taurus lunar cycle here:

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