Sunday, May 19. If any sign can help us to manage the details, it is Virgo. We are able to get organized for the coming week today, but be careful not to try for perfection. It isn’t possible. The best balance to achieve is between yielding to a desire to be entertained, either in fascinating conversation or a good book, while making sure we are productive enough to feel that we haven’t wasted the whole day. Congratulate yourself if you achieve that balance. Noticing this balance could set a pattern for approaching the rest of the week.
Monday, May 20. The winds of change blow mightily today. First of all the Sun enters Mutable Air sign Gemini while the Moon also enters the Cardinal Air sign, Libra. If that’s not enough, Uranus squares Pluto for the third time since June 2012 and there are a whopping four more exact squares to come during the next two years. We are in the midst of a whole lot of change and transformation. Many astrologers, including me, have written extensively about this ongoing transit between these two planets. Astrologer Barry Perlman writes: “whenever Uranus and Pluto come together in any hard aspect (i.e., conjunction, opposition or square), we witness a period of increased societal unrest and turbulence, during which issues of human rights and social welfare are more loudly addressed.” http://www.astrobarry.com/2012/jun2012.php This transit also rocks our individual lives, especially if you have planets or important points in your natal chart around 11 degrees of the Cardinal signs (Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn).
May 21—Gibbous Moon: Perfecting. Pressure was present yesterday, and it hasn’t gone away today. My image for the gibbous phase of the Moon is a pregnant belly; so continuing with this birthing metaphor for the season, now is when we feel the complex and paradoxical emotions at the end of a pregnancy: excited, overwhelmed, industrious, disgusted, and blissful. The Moon exactly contacts the square between Uranus and Pluto. As the Moon represents our unconscious habits and needs, we may be surprised by fierce desires to create harmony, even when the world does not cooperate with us. Whatever tone is present in your life today—from highly chaotic to highly ordered—add the pleasing interval that sounds like harmony to you. Perhaps if we all tried better to harmonize with our environment, we might learn how to sense a proper balance between want and need.
Wednesday, May 22. This is a good day to exhale and regroup. The Moon goes void-of-course after making a pleasing trine aspect to Jupiter. The pause before the Moon enters Scorpio in the afternoon is a good time to reflect or wrap up loose ends. When the Moon enters this Fixed Water sign, we go deeper under the surface of our intention for this lunar cycle. What do think it is really all about? What agenda has your soul carried on as you were thinking that you knew what you wanted? Now, what do you really want? Under the Gibbous phase, we are able to make those adjustments.
Thursday, May 23. The Moon contacts Neptune in Pisces and Saturn in Scorpio. It is OK to take things seriously today because we are encouraged by Neptune to apply our hard work to enormous healing. The hardships we’ve experienced recently are connecting us in ways we can’t fathom. Time to trust that there is a reason and that we have what we need to endure.
May 24—Full Moon: Illuminating. Today’s Full Moon is a lunar eclipse, the third eclipse we’ve experienced in this current eclipse season (lunar eclipse on April 25, solar eclipse on May 9, and this one). Usually there are only two eclipses in a row, so this particular cycle feels more significant and possibly more overwhelming. However, the Moon barely touches the Earth’s shadow in this eclipse so perhaps we only feel the barest breath of shadow in our souls this time.
Saturday, May 25. I find it hard to sleep on nights of a Full Moon. This might be the case for this particular one as well. However a square between Neptune and the Moon in the wee hours of the morning, invites us to step off into dreams. As you awaken, take a moment to remember what those dreams were. The square aspect may mean the dream is especially vivid or might be tense or confusing. Let all that be as it is. Neptune’s influence on us is about the need to surrender. That too is an important part of birth.