to earth’s intelligence
we could rise up rooted, like trees
patiently trusting our heaviness.
Even a bird has to do that
before he can fly.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.