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Happy Mother’s Day to all the folks that love and care for others. This includes all the men out there who for whatever reason, have taken on the role of “mother”. None of us would be here without a mother. Given this sacrifice women make for every single person on the planet, it is hard for me to understand why women are so marginalized all around the world. The Good news is that as we shift from the Piscean age to the Aquarian age, we are also seeing the rise in the Divine Feminine and moving away of the Patriarchal rule of the past 2,000 years. Blessed be our Mothers!
The month of May has really calmed things down and we are getting some much-needed rest and integration before the next wave of galactic energy comes to boost us to an even higher vibration. The Sun is just over halfway through her annual Taurus transit. More on her move to Gemini next week.
Mercury will be leaving Taurus the same day the Sun does. Before either of these sign changes happen, two other personal planet change signs this week. Venus leaves Aries and moves to Taurus on Wednesday, May 15, and Mars moves from Gemini to Cancer the same day.
Venus in Aries has been spontaneous, fiery, and a bit impatient. Venus in Aries loves a chase. This energy is blunt and to the point which does not always give us a warm and fuzzy feeling but the intention is not to be mean or hurtful.
Venus in Taurus is sultry, possessive, loves security and things that last. All five senses are sharper. Taurus has Venus firmly grounded in the moment. Expressing our love can be somewhat clingy but for those that are not into being clung to, remember this will pass in about four weeks. Try to be nice, OK?
Both Taurus and Venus deal with money. This combo is asking us to look for quality, value, and practical items. We want to spend our money on things that will last, which is never a bad idea.
Mars in has been in Gemini since March 31. This is a transit that is not very focused and lacks determination. We can have a tendency to be scatterbrained and go around in circles. No wonder I have been feeling really ADD the past month. I failed to check the transits!
Mars in Cancer will change all this. With this transit, we will be more focused and able to direct our attention to what we want and go for it. This can cause some moodiness, however. Remember, Cancer is ruled by the Moon and the Moon is all about emotions. Our emotions will determine what do from one minute to the next. Expect people and yourself to be more defensive than aggressive. Cancer loves the home and family and wants us to be less bold. Those with strong Mars energy in their charts will probably find it difficult to hold back. Mars is after all, very action oriented.
As far as the other aspects this week, the Sun has two on Monday and Mercury has one but the rest of the week it looks like Venus and Mercury take the stage together.
Monday Mercury is semi-square Mars. This is hot-headed, quick-witted, and argumentative energy. There is a strong push to get things done as fast as possible regardless of how nerve-wracking or agitated things get. People with strong Mercury or Mars energy will be the ones that get the most heated. These will be the folks whose paths we might want to tip-toe around. They won’t be in much of mood for co-operation. The good thing is that Mercury is the fastest planet so this will be over and done with quickly.
The first Sun aspect Monday is an inconjunct with Jupiter. We feel like we want something new but just aren’t sure what that is. This can cause us to feel restless. This is offering us some time to make changes or adjustments in our lives and release old habits so we have room for new experiences.
The last aspect for Monday is a gentle trine between the Sun and Pluto. This is going to take us inside to get a good look at what is going on in there. Concentration will be strong and we will be able to meet our goals with more ease. It is a good day for getting things done and starting new projects. Leadership and focus is the cream that rises to the top today. These will help us clear the pesky negative and superficial aspects of our lives that may have held us back from success.
Tuesday just has Venus sextile to Mars. This will sweeten our interactions with others. Expect to feel lively, passionate, and even sexy today. This is positive energy for all things artistic, romantic, financial, and social. Sound like a good day to get out and mingle or do something creative.
Wednesday Mercury sextile Neptune. This will increase our intuition. The trick is to notice when it speaks to us. Intuition is always the first feeling we get about something. You know, the one you usually think is wrong because it is not what you think it should be? Any conversations today are probably going to be inspiring for the other person. A good day for teachers and leaders.
Thursday Mercury is semi-square Chiron. Exercise caution today with your communications. We can easily say something hurtful with this energy influencing us. Don’t be surprised if you can’t read the intention behind someone’s words. Fortunately, this is another short-lived aspect. Keep in mind that Chiron always has a lesson for us and this is no exception. Pay attention!
Saturn trines Mercury on Thursday. This is good for organizing efforts and detail work. Saturn asks us to look to our future and helps us get to the point in our conversations. Any successes will feel great.
Friday Mercury is inconjunct Jupiter. Don’t jump into anything to fast today and be sure to plan your actions well. Missing detail is a possibility with this aspect. We could find our abilities are not quite what we think they are. We might also find we underestimate things. Don’t make promises you can’t keep and double check the details of any documents you deal with.
Saturday holds the last three aspects of the week. Venus is semi-square Neptune and conjunct Uranus. The semi-square is going to create some distortion in our reality. Be extra cautious if you find you suddenly need to make a large purchase. You would do well to wait a bit on this one. Since Saturday is not a work day for the masses, legal or financial contracts or formal agreements are less likely to come up. However, if they do, PLEASE use caution. Neptune always brings a bit of illusion with him. So relax as much as you can and focus more on doing something creative.
Venus conjunct Uranus is looking for a change. The planet of quick change, Uranus, is also giving us a desire for things offbeat and avante-garde. We will probably notice a distinct increase in our appreciation for uniqueness and diversity. There will probably be an increase in our drive for freedom and self-expression, especially in social situations.
The last aspect for the week is Mercury trine Pluto. This one will boost our insight and awareness. Pluto is the psychological one of the bunch and this aspect will open us up to a greater understanding of ourselves.
The week ends with a Full Moon. I will save those details for next week. This looks like a very good week to me, Nothing much to rattle the rafters. As you traverse your path this week, please don’t forget to be kind and smile. Put your phone away when you are out. Take in all the sights that are around you. Watch the birds, the clouds, and the squirrels play. I promise it will make you feel great!