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Today is Vesak or Buddha Day and celebrated by Buddhist and Hindus all over the globe. It celebrates the birth, enlightenment, and death of Gautama Buddha. Emphasis is placed on eating vegetarian and not killing anything for the one or two days of the celebration. In some places, devotees release insects, birds, and animals as a symbolic gesture of giving freedom to all who are held captive. In recent years this practice has been banned in some areas because of the impact on the ecosystem and the inability of the animals to thrive long-term. It’s a nice idea though.
The Full Moon has just passed but we are still under its influence. But did you know this was a Blue Moon? I didn’t. I learned something new last week. Most of us know that a Blue Moon is when there are two blue Moons in one month. The second one is called blue. But did you know that when there are four Moons in a season, the third one is called a Blue Moon? Yes! This Spring season we have four Full Moons, thus the “Seasonal Blue Moon”.
This week our stellium (at least four planets in a sign) in Taurus will end as the Sun moves into Gemini on Tuesday, May 21, 2019. We trade in our slow, practical, patience, for alert, nervous, versatile, intellectual communications. And do not forget the two-sided coin that comes with Gemini. Gemini energy can flip on us in second and change its mind for what seems to be no reason.
Gemini, in general, is also a lot more curious than Taurus is. If this description doesn’t seem to quite fit you, remember that the other planets and their placement in your chart is what really determines your characteristics. A person’s Moon and Ascendant placement are of particular importance.
The Sun is not the only sign change this week. Mercury also leaves Taurus for Gemini the same day the Sun leaves. Mercury in Taurus creates more grounded thinking and overall common sense. In Gemini, Mercury is curious, sociable, and loves to talk or use other forms of communication.
Mercury is comfortable in Gemini since this is a home sign for him. He is rather intellectual here too but prefers not to dive deep into a subject and quite satisfied with just knowing the basics. When making a point or arguing about something, Mercury in Gemini is shrewd and smart.
The planets that will remain in Taurus will be Venus and Uranus. Venus will transit out on June 8. Until then enjoy the sensuality she brings us. But be aware that she can be possessive. Partners and others might not appreciate you if you treat them like something you own. From a financial standpoint, this can be a good thing because Venus seeks out good quality and solid, long-lasting items.
The aspects that will guide us this week begin on Monday with Venus sesquiquadrate to Jupiter. This energy wants to be noticed. Jupiter likes to make things big and Venus like to spend money so she can be beautiful and have fun. You might want to double think any spending early this week so that you don’t overextend the bank account. Also, pay close attention to how you are taking care of your self. There is a tendency to overdo and take on more than we can handle.
Mercury aspects are going to rule this week and that energy is all about communications, intellect, logic, information, short trips, learning, and the conscious mind. As I said earlier, both Mercury and the Sun will enter Gemini on Tuesday. The aspect here is Mercury conjunct the Sun. This will make way for open and acute communications. This is a great time for problem solving and writing. Just remember that what we say and write, for good or bad, will have an impact.
Mars takes the stage Wednesday when he is sextile to Uranus. Uranus asks us to take risks and Mars is all about action so he is likely to listen to anything Uranus has to say. This energetic combination is not only bold and willing to take action but also wants to experiment on its own and make things happen.
Can you tell that we are beginning to shift out of the calm May has brought us until now? There was a big solar flare early last week that was aimed toward the earth. This shook up and intensified the overall energy. Solar flares are not something you cannot predict far in advance like you can with astrology. They happen when they happen but we do get to watch them develop and get a few days warning.
Thursday is all Mercury’s. First, he will sextile Chiron. You might notice that communications open up and people are more receptive to hearing what we have to say and getting our point across will be easier. Our words can provide healing and comfort.
Thursday also holds Mercury sextile Saturn. Good ole Saturn is the planet that holds us back and makes us think about things before we act. This can be a good thing at times but Saturn can also present problems at times. This aspect’s energy is a bit like the energy of a Mercury retrograde. We might notice some hick-ups in communications, the need to re-do some things, or problems getting from here to there. Be careful not to be too critical of others.
Mars steps in again on Thursday with a square to Chiron. This one is about resentment, frustration, and being defensive. Many will notice problems with expressions of anger or a desire. We might also notice some rebellion around what others made by others or what they want.
Friday Mercury is sesquiquadrate Pluto. Suspicions rise and we could be deeply troubled by something. This energy is best used when we look for ways to get to the bottom of something.
Saturday a large double asteroid will pass by planet Earth. You can read all about Asteroid 1999 KW4 by clicking on the link below. Don’t worry, we are safe for now.
From what I am reading, it seems like we are expecting an influx of cosmic energy this coming week that will last a little while and is leading us up to Summer Solstice which is just a month away. This means more people will shift from a lower density vibration to a higher one as the Earth’s ascension process continues. During these times self-care is important Just like is with the Venus-Jupiter aspect on Monday. We all know that good self-care needs to be a daily thing but during these high energy times, we need it more.
Have a great week. Next weekend is Memorial Day weekend. I will be exercising my own self-care by taking a day off from work and enjoy a 4-day weekend. I will extend this to this blog too, so don’t expect one next Sunday. I will be back on June 2. If you are traveling, please be safe.
Remember to be kind to all you meet and smile!