Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Follow the Moon: May 30, 2018 - June 5

Moon in Sagittarius
Wednesday, May 30.
Let’s constellate a day of adventure and discovery on this Monday in May. The Moon in Sagittarius recognizes the ways we’ve been crossing over our edges lately. Sometimes, the crossing is so disruptive, we forget to stop and look around at the new terrain. Let’s stop, for a moment, and do that today. What does this new place look like? How does it feel in your body? What new toys, ideas, people, dreams exist here? The only aspect today is an encouraging sextile between Mercury in Gemini and Chiron in Aries. We also receive healing messages. Chiron is the edgewalker and transgressor. This astrological influencer doesn’t go with the flow. Chiron is a hermit, a challenger, a weirdo, a healer, a wounded one. Have you been feeling like that lately? In Aries, Chiron brings these qualities to who we are. Identity plays a big role in our edge crossings.

Moon enters Capricorn 4:26 am CDT
Thursday, May 31
Gifts bring obligations. I learned this from Heathen (Norse) cultural values. If someone offers us a gift, we are obliged to honor the gift and the giver, either through mutual exchange of some sort or by passing the gift along to others. This type of obligation encourages the flow of blessing. It brings liveliness to our relationships and our work. Typically, we think of obligation as a burden, something we have to fulfill. If we have too many, we feel overwhelmed. With the Moon in Capricorn conjoining Saturn, we have an opportunity to evaluate our obligations. Do they arise from gifts or from some story about how we should be acting? Follow those authentic obligations back to the gift source. What is the gift? Why do you gladly take on this obligation? How can you make this obligation a gift again? How does this change the story of obligation?

Moon in Capricorn
Friday, June 1
If we can trust what the stars are telling us, this could be a day encouraging mental and emotional connection with others. There is a highly stimulating trine aspect between Mercury in Gemini and Mars in Aquarius. There is an outpouring of ideas and curiosity. We need others to listen to and encourage us. This works the other way too, we can become the listeners and supporters of others. The grand water trine of Venus in Cancer, Jupiter in Scorpio, and Neptune in Pisces provides heart capacity if we remember to tap into ours. Perhaps this trine influences a tendency to go overboard with our emotions. Time to dive in rather than be afraid. Later, we will get to touch back on land to sort out what is real for us. Now, feelings and visions are leading the way. This is an unusual influence under a Capricorn Moon, which tends to be pretty grounded. Look for an infusion of inspiration for what you may want to accomplish next.

Moon enters Aquarius 5:06 pm CDT
June 2—Disseminating Moon: Fruiting.
What are you growing? What hopes and dreams have you been holding deep within? Have any found their way out into the world? Look more closely. Even our most intimately-held wishes impact the world around us. We matter to each other. Sometimes this impact freaks me out. Other times, I am grateful for this interconnection. The freak out for me is about thinking I need to be more mindful and aware of all my impact. Am I causing unconscious harm? Is there something inside me that should be better? This self-critic is very active for me. The gift of interdependency and mutual impact is that none of us has to be everything. This wonderful mess and blessing of a world derives from our complex interactions, not our solitary actions. I am learning this from the mycelium who are intricately woven and in mutual exchange with the life and death around them. The seed of this lunar cycle was in Taurus, the fixed earth sign. As a complicated human, it is hard to be right-sized and have rightful impact, but there is a brilliance in Taurus wisdom that may help. Be rooted. Be silent (sometimes). Listen more. Drink deeply with all your senses. Appreciate what is. Value the Earth beneath you.

Astrological influences are complicated right now. A grand water trine of Venus in Cancer, Neptune in Pisces, and Jupiter in Scorpio invites us to dissolve, lose track of boundaries, feel all the feels. Water offers healing. Jupiter’s transit of Scorpio has revealed deep wounds. Perhaps Venus comes to give those owies some chicken soup. We need nurturing. It feels good to offer it to others. Neptune draws us out of egoic structures. We are vast and connected. What separates our hearts? Can we trust connection? Be tender with yourself. This water influence is contrasted by Mercury in Gemini in a puzzling aspect to Saturn in Capricorn. We want to figure things out. It feels really important to express what we are experiencing. We might be hard on ourselves for being imperfect.

Moon in Aquarius
Sunday, June 3.
The Moon in Aquarius conjoins Mars in the wee hours of the day (night really) in the U.S. time zones. Your sleep may have been disturbed. Aquarius loves to run with an idea. Mars is super-charging that tendency. So, what is your big idea? Social media may light up this morning with all of ours. The influence of Mars in Aquarius is something to pay more attention to now. Mars will be turning retrograde in this sign on June 26. Because of this, Mars stays in Aquarius for a longer period of time than is usual. Mars will return to a square with Uranus in Taurus on August 1 and September 18. This Mars is making sure that Uranus doesn’t get too comfy in Taurus. It is reminding us all to take action, to pay attention to the Earth, our bodies, our values. We will be hearing about economic systems and wondering how to radicalize them. We are learning a new tactic in our revolutions inspired by the fixity of Taurus and Aquarius. Today’s transits are a forerunner of a desire for change and the new ways we will approach change.

Moon in Aquarius
Monday, June 4.
There are no exact aspects today. Nada. Nothing with the Moon. Nothing with any other planets. This is unusual. Notice. I expect the Moon’s Aquarian influence will be stronger with nothing really taking our attention away. This means we are in a mental space. Take a breather from emotional processing. Aquarius encourages radical, abstract thinking. Theories take on life. We imagine communities of support and activism. Wave your freak flag. Appreciate all the difference you see around you.

Moon enters Pisces 5:53 am CDT
Monday, June 5.
The structure of the zodiac is funny. One day we feel airy and detached and the next we are swamped by emotion. That may be our experience of yesterday and today. The Moon gushes into Pisces. Where there were no exact aspects yesterday, there are six today, including a whopper—Venus in Cancer opposite Pluto in Capricorn. Here is another chance for femmes (and the feminine principal in all of us) to confront toxic power. That needs to happen, right? Oppositions can stalemate in oppositional interactions, however. This one is inviting us to reclaim our power. Perhaps this comes when we tell the truth, or hold someone accountable but still in relationship, or when we nurture ourselves through complete self-acceptance, or when we honor non-dominant forms of power.

Mercury and the Sun conjoin in Gemini. This is a peak Gemini experience! That means we are pollinating and being pollinated by ideas, interactions, synchronicities. It may be hard to settle down today. We are being asked to feel our feelings by the Moon in Pisces and Jupiter in Scorpio, which is quincunx to Mercury and the Sun. We may be tempted to flit away from our feelings. It could be hard to stay in our emotion bodies. Don’t force yourself to do that, but be curious. What is showing up today for you? Why did that sudden emotion sweep over you? What is your beloved trying to tell you with their body posture or facial expression?

About these forecasts: Through following the Moon, the planets, and the wisdom of the seasons and signs, my goal is to offer a useful practice of mindfulness and intention for the thoughtful seeker. Read about the beginning of this lunar cycle here

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