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Mother Earth, Pachamama, Gaia, whatever you call our home planet; is talking and trying to tell us something. Are we listening? Do we even care? Regardless of our thoughts she is going to straighten us out one way or another. We are going to shift to the 5th dimension and beyond one way or another. Had we been obedient children and listened to the teachings of the wise ones such as Buddha and Christ, and followed the warnings of the ancient texts, we might not be in this situation. But we are where we are and it is all OK. So lets be present in this moment and see what the planets have in store for us this week.

The week begins with a lot of energy shifts on Monday. Many of them involve the Moon. Can you feel the energy of the New Moon? This takes place in the early hours of the day and will surely affect the beginning of your week. The Moon is in the fixed earth sign of Taurus. Taurus is a comfortable sign for the Moon and that makes this New Moon quite powerful.

New Moons are times of new beginnings. This one asks us to relax, slow down, take a deep breath and get in tune with nature and enjoy life’s simple pleasures. This in contrast what some of the other planets are asking of us as you will as you read on and learn about all the Gemini energy in the cosmos.

ImageJ=1.43uWhile the New Moon will begin in Taurus is will move into Gemini at 5:27 am. This makes the moon void of course while it is New. Void course means the moon is not working for us and this is a good time to rest and relax. The Farmer’s Almanac advises us not to plant seeds on Monday or Tuesday however. These will be great days for ONLY plant dream seeds on these two days. Spend time outside and relax in nature. Taurus is one sign that loves its repose.

When we slow down, we become better observers. When we are better observers, we better able to be in the moment and our attention is more focused. When we are in the moment, we are better able to receive. Be sure your intentions are clear as you plant those dream or idea seeds. Leave room for surprises. There are sure to be some. When you are relaxed and unattached to the outcome, you will be able to ride that wave of what ever comes your way.

Also on Monday, Mercury stations to turn retrograde until June 11, 2015. It will remain in storm until June 20th. You might want to mark your calendars. We actually began feeling this retrograde period on or about May 4th. It did not enter its storm period until May 10th. I hope  if you have any plans regarding contracts that you began the process before last Sunday, the 10th.

Should you have need of doing some contractual work, be sure to read the details over and over and over again. Mercury rules communications in all forms. You want to be sure you are communicating clearly and understanding what is being communicated to you. We can’t avoid Mercury retrograde but we can learn how to work with it. This retrograde period also extends Mercury’s trip through Gemini. This transit began on April 30 and will not end until after the first week of July. That is a whole 68 days total.

While Mercury is in Gemini, we are more curious, sociable and talkative. Gemini is one ofGemini the signs Mercury rules. A happy Mercury can be a good thing when it comes to debate or going deep into a subject. Gemini loves a good joke, plays on words, and knowledge of the trivial. Enjoy this transit because you are going to be here a while.

As I said in the beginning of this post, Monday is a big day for energy. Both Mars and the Moon square Neptune. This could cause some big events that involve water somewhere in the world. It could also affect our dreams. I am hearing more and more people mention having strange and vivid dreams lately. This morning I had my first 3D dream. I saw four men walking down a road in a town. They got to the corner and then disappeared into thin air. The 3D part was so cool!

Mars opposition of Saturn continues this week after peaking last Friday. The Amtrak train wreck, erupting volcanoes, earthquakes, loss of jobs and the two wrecks I saw on Friday were all part of that energy. Interestingly, 100 years ago, there was a train wreck in the same place. Mars in Gemini represents travel. This energy will continue through the Sun’s transit of Gemini or through June 23, 2015. Could we see more events like this? Sure we could. That and more. Some sort of police action will likely be in the mix as well. I suppose you have heard about “Jade Helm.” If not, look it up. Below is a link about earthquakes for you to enjoy.

The Moon briefly joins Mars opposition to Saturn on Monday. And the Sun takes his turn opposing Saturn on Friday. Saturn is the voice of our fathers telling us how we should follow the rules and color inside the lines. When the Sun opposes him, we might lack optimism and doubt ourselves. Saturn is good at making us feel guilty and bring out our inhibitions as we struggle to measure up to his expectations. In the end, this can actually serve to boost our confidence in our ability to take responsibility for ourselves. It’s all good, even with the disconnections caused by Mercury retrograde.

The energy of theses planets opposite Saturn will be felt most of the week. You may also notice and energy shift on Thursday when the Sun moves from Taurus to Gemini. While the Sun was in Taurus we were concerned with security, values, loyalty, could be more stubborn and possessive. We were more grounded and many things moved at a slow easy pace. When the Sun is in Gemini our energy revs up a notch. The Saturn opposition will slow us down a bit but things should speed back up by month’s end. Once the opposition is out of our way,we could lean more toward curiosity, the intellectual, being social, and versatile. The shadow side is that we can be unreliable. This can be a rough aspect of relationships.

And while we are on the subject of relationships, Venus opposing Pluto all week and perfecting on Thursday, will add intensity to our feelings and could lead to relationship upsets. Combine this with the Sun opposing Saturn and we could experience neglect or mistreatment in a relationship, fear of being rejected or dealing with everyday routines that have developed a kink or two.

Expect more big earth events this week. You will probably also run into problems with authority figures in your life and society in general. Events and responsibility that can not be avoided, delays, missed connections and redirects will be likely be the norm for a the week.

A few last words of caution. Remember that Saturn has long transit. When you make decisions while he opposes the Sun, you could be making a decision that will last a long, long time. Consider any decisions carefully because it could mean a life of regret. “Unlike Gemini, Saturn does act with humor.

This week ends with the Memorial Day weekend. If you travel, expect delays, traffic jams, and even bad tempers on the roads. Not only could the temperatures be high but our temperaments could be fired up too, especially those whose charts are triggered by these aspects.

Travel safe and enjoy your week and your Memorial Day weekend! Much love to all out there.