The Moon enters Libra at 4:54 am (ET) where she'll remain through early Sunday Morning. Her sextile to Mars today provides a perfect opportunity to assert yourself in effective ways especially in collaborative efforts with others. You can express creativity by debating, balancing and bouncing thoughts and ideas off of others and achieve rewarding results. It's a very good energy for tying up loose ends at work before the weekend begins.
There's an important healing energy Friday night that can be used for gaining insight and understanding in a close personal relationship. It's time to clear the air and move forward and tonight is a perfect time for that.
Mars entered Leo a couple of days ago. Let the party begin!! This transit is triggering the important 0° of the fixed signs that has been so sensitive since the Saturn/Jupiter conjunction of late December 2020.
At that time the vaccine was announced proving that science was leading the new energy in delivering hope for the future. Mars triggers that degree from the sign of Leo creating warrior action and a strong desire to reignite the party and get out of hiding to spend more energy and time in the Sun. Jupiter having entered Pisces in mid-May was a broad sweep of hopeful, expansive energy towards more freedom. Mars is the second phase in the process of getting out and busting through restrictions.
Eclipse energy is still floating around with a retrograde Mercury squaring Neptune along with the second profection of Saturn square Uranus so don’t take things lightly. You still are figuring out who your friends are, and how to align yourself to the group or herd. There still must be a certain amount of caution for several months to come as society makes many, many more adjustments. There will be a certain amount of one step forward two steps back and that’s not necessarily a bad thing.
I’ve been talking about the eclipses a lot recently and I’m conscious of repeating myself (although the eclipse is in Gemini, a sign of doing things at least twice ) but it’s worth saying once again that this is an eclipse that will ask you to question over and over again how well you’re doing with communication. You will have issues erupt that beg the question are you clear about what you’re saying to other people whether in conversation, emails, texts or any of the varied modes we use in modern society to communicate with others. It is abundantly important to listen to your internal voice and make certain adjustments. Be very aware that any problems right now are definitely important to tackle but that you may also be blowing things out of proportion. What is coming up is important to address but it is not necessarily as monumental as you may be making it out to be. Be conscious, aware and cognizant of circumstances without making a mountain out of a molehill. If you are making mountains out of molehills about something then it’s just your inner voice trying to get you to pay attention to fix something in an adult fashion and not berate or whip yourself into an overly emotional frenzy.
With the sign of Gemini it is always good to double check things so ask a follow up question and repeat information just to make sure you’ve dotted your “i’s” and crossed your “t’s” even if the other party is annoyed at the slight micro management. It’s better in the long run than making an assumption and causing more problems later on down the road. You may have to more energetically prioritize and organize through a muddy array of details coming down the pike so treat your mind like an old library catalogue system and don’t trust your memory without having things written down. It’s important to have a paper trail.
This is a great time to have a therapist, best friend or other such person you can trust to bounce ideas and thoughts off of. A sounding board can help reflect things back to you with more objectivity. The house that contains the sign of Gemini is the area of life where there is a maturation and intensity around issues of communication, socializing, education, siblings, friends and travel and how you re-direct those topics and re-process the information surrounding that area of life.
Eclipses have a way of letting something go that has outlived its purpose and introducing new ideas and plans. Those new ideas and plans may cause some anxiety but that is where the growth and opportunity will eventually be.
Today is a very special time within the spring eclipse season of 2021. We're smack in the middle between the lunar eclipse at 5 Sagittarius on May 26 and the solar eclipse at 19 Gemini on June 10. Everything right now is very heightened and sensitized. Today also happens to be the second of three transits of Mercury square Neptune. This is the 2nd hit of the trickster's retrograde cycle, so it's reviewing and taking things even deeper in terms of understanding what new information the cycle can offer you. This is the most intense time for trying to fix something.
Mercury square Neptune is very fishy and has a sense of being lost at sea, confused, in la la land, mentally fatigued, forgetful and generally not good for logical choices. There could be more lies and deceptions right now, or I would say more accurately the discovery of past lies and deceptions. Those discoveries of hidden information are important in bringing something new into your awareness.
On a psychological level you'll be going through a review of friendships and what they mean to you. You may spiritually transcend your opinion of others, or a situation, based on something having been revealed. This would be a wonderful period for escapism with old friends and the reconnection of those ties. Going back to good times of drinking, socializing, beach time, and rediscovering a new music and poetry to friendship. Reconnect and reopen the heart.
You really must look at things on a deeper level and not judge a book by its cover. Read what's underneath the cover, and beneath the surface of superficial personality traits. You may look at flaws of yourself and others on a more intuitive level and gain a greater sense of compassion for something you've been superficially judging.
The perennial Mercury retrograde advice of not buying a new car, phone or piece of machinery (unless it's a replacement) holds now more then ever. Oh, and for God's sake be EXTRA CAREFUL when texting in group threads. There could be the accidental sharing of information with others that you had wanted to keep hidden or secret. Double and triple check before you hit the SEND BUTTON!
Lots going on in the sky especial the lunar eclipse at 5.26 of Sagittarius. Eclipses eclipse things! So what often happens is that you feel knocked off balance and thrown off center in an area of life that you may already be experiencing as being highly pressured. Often we don't see what's being eclipsed necessarily coming our way, but then again, sometimes we do if we're perceptive to energies building up for months before. Pay attention to what was going on at the end of November into December of 2020 because what comes to light now can be significantly related to that time. If the eclipse degree is within 3 degrees orb of 5 degrees of the mutable signs (Sagittarius, Gemini, Virgo and Pisces) then that is the piece of your character that is eclipsed along with whatever the planet represents. If it is Mercury then your communication is going to be mentally short circuited as well as transportation, education and siblings. Venus would have to do with relationships, money and values, Mars with anger, violence, attack, ambition and taking immediate action, Jupiter with generally something more positive having to do with serendipitous luck, growth, expansion and foreign travel. Saturn tends to bring more somber, dour and serious offerings particularly if it has to do with making endings and breaks in life. The Moon and the Sun often are parent related as well as deeper soul and spiritual concerns about our goals and security.
It really depends on whether the aspects to your natal chart are more accepting and free flowing or challenging and frustrating. That means everything in interpreting the eclipse. Just remember for the next few weeks everything is being turned upside down and you may be running around like a chicken with its head cut off. A good rule of thumb that you've heard me repeat is: Nothing is as bad as it seems and nothing is as good as it seems. There are usually fated endings an beginnings around eclipses. Of course if the eclipse degrees don't hit action oriented points or make unique geometric configurations in your chart then you won't feel the energy with as much potency or wham. If that's the case then look to the house position of the eclipses for those are the areas of life where you may feel an extra pizazz of energy.
There is a lot of haze, confusion, fog, deception, mystique and over imagination with the eclipses due to what's going on with transiting Jupiter, Neptune and Mercury. Logic is not the name of the game but poetry, imagination and art is - so if your mind goes into that creative realm the energy will have a better pay off then if you have to be focused, logical, organized and functioning through minute detail. If you work in joint partnership with someone and one of you is very left brain, while the other right brain then the eclipse energy may work out very nicely indeed.
Another thing to point out about the past few days is that Venus is coming out from under the beams of the Sun and will start to be seen in the night sky as the evening start just after the Sun sets. She's beautiful as the evening star and many Venusian issues that have been percolating and being birthed since the superior conjunction of March 25 will start to blossom. Love is more easily accessed and has the potential to bloom now. Just in time with Jupiter having entered Pisces. Everything is opening up and we are all behaving more like busy little bees pollinating in the Gemini time of year.
Saturn stations retrograde at 13° Aquarius. This slowing down energy is coming in the midst of building towards a hyperactive sensitive and agitated lunar eclipse. It’s sounds contradictory but here’s how it works.
If the eclipses are caffeinated in nature and you’re feeling up in the air, nervous and excitable then the Saturn station will draw out that feeling in a slow motion kind of anxiety for the next few days. It’s like being in suspended animation. You know that feeling of being in a dream when there’s a sense of paralysis and you can’t move? It has that type of feel. Saturn slows things down and makes you take a long, hard and sober look at your reality and how you structure and organize life. This combination has a type of bi-polar feel to it for the week ahead.
This retrograde lasts through October 10. When Saturn entered Aquarius in March of 2020 the pandemic struck full force and we all had to limit our freedom and adapt to a new type of restriction called “social distancing”. Now as Jupiter enters Pisces and restrictions are quickly being lifted the retrograde of Saturn asks us to remember the forced restrictions placed on us in 2020 and to now review how we will restructure a new society and social interaction. In many ways we are going back to our old way of life but with a new and more cautious outlook. Aquarius embraces the progressive future and Saturn requires that it be brought down to earth in a more practical form in the present.
You may be feeling awkward and lonely as you figure out how to acclimate to a new social climate. It’s that feeling of having been out of the dating game for years and then all of a sudden because of the death or divorce from a partner you have to reacquaint yourself with getting back into the dating game and all the protocol, social effort, networking and planning that requires.
Saturn in Aquarius will continue to force a review of friendships. How are you reconnecting with your peer group and what changes need to be made? You may divorce yourself from certain friends as a result of insights made over the past year. For many we are going back to old social routines and we have months to review whether old friends remain or leave.
Rework the infrastructure of your life. And don’t be too harsh on yourself if in the next few days you feel alone, distanced or isolated. Try to use the time wisely for some introspection rather then a depressive spiraling down.
Remember that Saturn asks you to face your fears otherwise they become your limitations.
Today Mercury is at the degree of the upcoming solar eclipse on June 10th. Make a mental note of anything interesting happening today such as contacts, contracts, connections, phone calls, messages, texts and arrangements made with others. Events of today may play out further around the day of the eclipse.
On Wednesday the first part of the day the Leo Moon makes a tense aspect to the Taurus Sun so there could be a battle of wills between someone's creative vision and the support their seeking from others. This is a very creative square about doing the extra work required to fully express your talent.
The Moon is void for a short period from 3:13 pm till 5:00 pm ET. After which it enters Virgo for the night. A good sign for preparing a gourmet feast or if cooking isn't your thing then go out for a finely crafted meal.
The entire day is also colored by a very important trine between Venus in Gemini and Saturn in Aquarius that culminates at 9:58 pm ET. This is a great aspect for building solid communication in all relationships. It's a good day for political networking and expressing ideas in a forum where everyone is heard. Getting the point of view on important matters from colleagues, employees, coworkers and clients is of utmost importance in order for a business to deepen trust and sustain a valuable product. In marriage and romantic relationships it's important to dialogue and engage in conversation that enhances a more solid bond. It's important to appreciate a loved one for their ability to stand on their own two feet as a separate entity because that ability to be a mature, separate individual is what is attractive. It means someone wants to be with you instead of needing to be with you.
A harmonious aspect between Venus and Saturn suggests that listening to your elders may be a wise thing to do today.
Just a reminder that we're heading into eclipse season, a Mercury retrograde in challenging aspect to Neptune and the ingress of Jupiter into Pisces so things are heating up, becoming highly sensitized and there will be much over reaction and confusion. Try not to keep the finger on the trigger even if you feel justified. It's always good to take a step back before making an advance these days. Double check, double feel and double think everything. There will be a constant switching of direction so nothing is written in stone. Remain flexible and adaptable. Remember nothing is as bad as it seems and conversely nothing is as great as it seems.
Today the Moon enters Leo and we'll be basking in a lovely Sun/Pluto trine. It's a good day to be determined and passionate about what's going on in your life and take a journey deeper. You can start to uncover some deep information with an insistent probing curiosity. Being determined and passionate does not mean holding fiercely on to something for dear life. Keep uncovering more and more answers and perhaps what is uncovered in the next week will push you in another direction that was unforeseen.
Whatever your talent is, and I mean whatever, even if it's about being the greatest plumber that ever existed, take that talent to it's limit and express it with as much heart and soul as you possibly can.
Jupiter in Pisces. CDC says no more masks for those vaccinated.....restaurants, bars, hair salons, gyms and other such venues able to open at nearly full capacity.....subway system in NYC opening 24/7.....12 am curfew lifted for outdoor dining.
Travel restrictions are being lifted. There is so much more unrestrained freedom of movement as Jupiter moves into the sign of its dignity for three months bringing hope and optimism. Let’s see how far Jupiter can broaden his reach now that he’s unfettered from the constraints of Saturn. There may be a price to pay for the sudden expansiveness and undue stress to our infrastructure systems. We will see just how much we can push those limits as we approach eclipses in Sagittarius and Gemini on May 26 and June 10 combined with a Mercury retrograde in Gemini square Neptune in effect now through mid July.
Jupiter in Pisces will deliver on the positive side but the eclipses and Mercury retrograde will mitigate it somewhat through miscommunication, obfuscation, lies and deception. Yet, those that can expand their imagination for personal and collective good will reach positive heights. There can be greater good for the medical community, music and the arts with this transit.
Let’s see how the call for a stronger unconditional humanitarian outcry in places like India and the Middle East will be answered. There must be an expansive philosophical and spiritual outreach with this placement.
Watch the growth and benefic shifts occurring in the next three months followed by the adjustments made in early Autumn. These next few months are a positive glimpse into the future for when Jupiter re-enters Pisces at the top of 2022. This time period is like the appetizer course and early 2022 is the main entree.
The caveat in the next two months is over expansion and growth while ignoring the details and intricate functionality required to make the bigger picture run more smoothly.
It's the Taurus New Moon. This is a burst of energy that gives birth to finding alternative and unique ways to seek and search for enhanced value and pleasure in life as well as establish a new outlook on making money.
Because Uranus is involved with anything involving Taurean pursuits you must look for unusual and groundbreaking ways in which to express the Taurus principle. It's time to break out of a rut. This is also the lunation that opens the door into the 6 week eclipse season. You will start to see things heat up in the news that will dominate the cycle for the next two months. There is unrest in the Middle East and with Jupiter entering Pisces tomorrow overseas news will continue to escalate, percolate and become highly sensitized. Everyone will feel a greater confidence in expressing their religious and spiritual philosophies. My God is better than your God!!
We are entering a very busy two months where travel and opening up borders, businesses and trying to grow our economies will rapidly get a green light. We will see if that green light turns to yellow rather quickly as June and July progresses.
On a deeper psychological level allow the Taurus energy to help redefine what and who you truly value in life.
Joseph Addeo is a New York City based consulting astrologer.
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