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There are times I am really glad this blog is more or less a single topic spot in the web. This week is one of them. Events on the state and national level have led me to take a social media/news break this weekend. Astrology is where it is at.

My friends will tell you I am an impassioned person and have great disregard for closed minds and inconsideration in any form. I don’t think we need to approve of or agree with every thing and every one, but I do feel there is no need to my views on others. Each of us I also don’t think everything needs to be run like a business in my humble opinion. This has been an interesting week in North Cackalacky, and that is all I have to say on the subject today. On with this weeks planetary view.

The school year is over for many across the country and coming to a close for may others in the next few weeks. This is the fist sign of summer even if it’s not officially summer for another five weeks. The Sun is in the end degrees of Taurus and by weeks end, will have moved into Gemini, the last sign of the spring quarter. This is the sign of the twins and I will go into this more in a bit.

Early this week we have a grand trine still hanging out with us. Over the weekend we had the Sun and Venus participating in this grandness but by Monday it is just Jupiter, Mercury and Pluto, all in Earth signs and all making for some productive, practical energy to begin the week with.

Trines and Grand Trines bring us a harmonious flow of energy. A cool front will be moving into my area. This past week was warm and humid, two things I am not fond of and they slow me down. The combination of cooler air with the supportive Earth energy will hopefully help me get as much done outdoors as I do indoors. This planetary energy is perfect for getting any garden, kitchen, or creative projects finished.

This week also holds two oppositions for us. The first one has been with us a while. Jupiter is retrograde and this means the expansive energy is turned inward. This opposition is one that can bring people and experiences into our realm that inspire us to wake up to what life has to offer.

Use caution when you feel the urge to say yes. This energy can draw us to be quite generous which is a good thing. The shadow side of this is that we can go too far or say “yes” too often and get ourselves into some trouble. This is not a good time to get in over your head so be careful.

If you are generally the careful sort, this opposition could reveal some blind spots. Some of us could find that we have fallen prey to people or situations that can take advantage of us and cause us to use energy or resources we would normally be saving for another day or time. Over all, being in control can be difficult under this aspect and this can be a good thing.

In the loosening of control, we let go and are able to move toward success. Since I began this blog three and a half years ago, “letting go” seems to be the main a theme. If there is something or someone you have been holding on to and things just don’t seem to be working for you, maybe it is time to let go of it or them. Change is hard, but it is what we need……what all of us need if we ever want to live the life we are here to live. Of course there are some who won’t budge and will stay stuck in mud. Will you be one of them? I hope I won’t.

And speaking of letting go, I have been reading a book this week titled “Being You. Changing the World. Is this the time?” by Dain Heer. If you believe that something different is possible, this book might be one you need to check out. I am not saying this is for everyone. In fact the author says in the very first pages of the book that if you feel like this is not for you, put it down or pass it on to someone else. However, I have found this book to be full of great tools for change and golden nuggets of wisdom that are helping me to change every aspect of my life and how I react and move in the world.

Now the second opposition this week presents us is between the Sun and Mars. This combination is often volatile and combative. It can mean war but Mars is retrograde and now and his energy, like that of the other retrograde planets is aimed inward rather than outward. The perfection of this aspect will not happened until next Sunday but a day or two before that the Moon will join in the opposition. This will also be a Full Moon in Sagittarius. Sagittarius relates to international places. I read in one of my astrology books that this could bring some peace to conflicts overseas. I like the sound of that and will certainly be sending positive thoughts and energies to that possibility.

Saturday seems to be the big day this week. Not only does it hold the Full Moon and the near perfection of the Mars/Sun opposition, it is also the day Mercury stations to turn direct again. He will still be moving slow and in what is known as the “storm period” until May 31. While this does mean that communications, travel, and media of all sort will see positive changes ahead, remember Mercury will be moving slowly for another ten days so why should you not do that same?

Saturday is also the day the Sun moves into Gemini. Gemini is the third sign in astrology. It is an air sign like Aquarius and Libra. Any one born under this sign will quickly tell you all about it. These folks love to talk and talk they do. The Donald is a Gemini and Gemini as her ascendant or rising sign. See what I mean?!

Air signs are known to be deep thinkers and Geminis are no exception. They are intelligent, probing and always seem to be searching and yearning to know more. They enjoy sharing what they learn too, especially with those closest to them. Is it little wonder they are ruled by Mercury?

Geminis are quick witted jokers and almost always the life of the party or one of them anyway. They are seldom boring unless the get lost in their shadow side. In this case, they can become depressed even manic and have a hard time recovering from it. This is when their intellect and drive for knowledge can be a destructive force. As long as they maintain a good balance they are very happy and a lot of fun to be around.

Gemini people often seem to have two sides, two ways of thinking, two ways of being. They have both Yin and Yang energy and can more readily see both sides of an issue that most other signs with Libra perhaps being the best exception. They are usually good team players and need to have regular physical outlets in order to stay healthy. Yoga, meditation, and deep breathing are also good choices for a Gemini because this sign rules the nervous system. The calming exercises in combination with some sort of intense sport, brings much needed balance to the Gemini’s system.

Moving on……let’s talk about the Saturn/Neptune square a bit. This aspect began last November and will remain with us until September of this year. It is the next big thing to shape our lives since the Pluto/Uranus square that we are still feeling. Aspects like these two hit us where it counts and shakes our very core both personally and on the global front. They are catalyst for concrete change.

This combination is most interesting in part because there are perhaps not two planets more different from each other. When they are in square aspect this makes them even more at odds with each other.

Saturn is a planet the likes stability, structure, and certainty. No matter how you say it, Saturn is the father figure or the head-honcho of the zodiac. Saturn loves his boundaries, rules, and regulations, and views them as necessary for growth. About now I am hearing a tape in my head that says, “train up a child in the way that he should go and when he is old he will not depart from it.

Neptune on the other hand is quite the opposite. Neptune loves to dream and fantasize. He is very emotional, spiritual, intuitive, and defies restriction. All characteristics Saturn has little patience for.

Neptune knows he is connected to everything and everything is connected to him. Neptune square Saturn is definitely ruffling our feathers. Saturn is trying hard to maintain order as he knows it. Even if this means being archaic. Saturn will dig his heels into the ground and stand as firm as he can as he resists any change. After all change is so incredibly scary isn’t it?

Change is coming whether we like it or not. Some say we are moving into the “Age of Aquarius”, others call it the “end of days” or “end times”. What ever you believe, these all mean big changes are coming. Astrologers have been talking about the Aquarian age for a long time and while it is unclear exactly when is said to have started or start, I don’t think this matters nearly as much as how open we are to accepting change.

According to Wikipedia, the Age of Aquarius may have begun in the mid 19th century. Those with a flexible mind, modern say it began at some point over the past 40 years. There seems not to be a date set in stone. The Universe is all energy and energy is ever changing and flexible. Stands to reason we should be flexible too. This is exactly what this square is asking us to do.

I can’t help but feel like this is part of the reason we are seeing so many deaths in the past few months..
Energetically the work of the souls is complete or perhaps they have decided there is no more they can do here. The reason is perhaps irrelevant in the grand scheme. They have to leave in order to make room for those whose time has come to shine or to invoke the change.

The same goes for relationships. They change and morph and end in all sorts of ways and for all sorts of reasons. There is little productive about holding on or trying to prevent this from happening. If you try to hold on you are being like Saturn. Open up to letting go when it is time. Your life will be better for it if you do. I am not trying to discount the sadness and anguish this can bring but I am just saying, it is all for the best so let GO!

I hope you enjoy this week and all its planetary aspects and changes. I think the energetic stage is being set for some really interesting yet tough things ahead for us. Don’t panic or sweat any of it. Learn to roll. Listen to your heart and learn to roll.

In closing I want to share a video from over the weekend. The guy who compiles this info does so on a regular basis and I really enjoy his work. Perhaps you will too. He publishes anew video every day or so. 

Until next week, be well!