First Quarter Moon
“Prism” pic by Lyn Dalebout
This week, the Sun departs sidereal Aries, the Ram and enters Taurus, the Bull. Time to begin the process of building those things and dreams from imaginings that arrived during the previous month. A reminder, Mercury is still in retrograde till May 22, so we are continuing the fun work of upgrading technical/communication aspects of our lives, as well as working on improving our mental health. Spend time in reflection in ways that nurture you.
Here’s a list of the First Quarter Moon characteristics compliments of my friend/sidereal colleague Nick Anthony Fiorenza ~ www.lunarplanner.com
“The First Quarter Moon of each lunar cycle draws an external stimulus to initiate action as we move from the inspirational quarter of the lunar cycle into the action quarter. Now is the time to drop all hesitation and take the steps to move forth on what you were inspired about…. it is time to now participate in trust and knowing. Trust in the process. Demonstrate this trust in physical action and you will be supported. This time is stressful or traumatic only if action is ignored. Simply, this phase is a time to work.”
Note: I write my posts according to the Lunar cycles, posting on the New, First Quarter, Full and Third Quarter Moons. If you work with and within the natural flow of time and supportive cosmic energy, your life can flow with more ease and grace. I base my interpretations and predictions on the true sidereal astronomical alignments. You can read about my unique way of interpreting astrology on my website at Sidereal Astrology.
Fri May 13
First Quarter Moon: Always a day that inspires some form of action, today’s Moon in soul-deep Cancer makes a hard square to Sun in flaming Aries, possibly sparking a conflagration on the home front, or exciting spring home-improvement projects are set in motion. As the Moon makes a flowing trine to Uranus, it can feel easier to make emotional leaps of faith and express your authentic feelings.
Mercury retrograde conjunct Venus trine Pluto: A merging of heart and mind occurs under this aspect, with the ability to give voice to your heart, and bring more compassion to your way of thinking. How do you view what’s happening in your life? Do you see with the eyes of doubt or fear, or do you envision life with possibility and trust? Pluto’s gift is always to bring depth of awareness as well as greater ability to release what no longer serves us.
Sat May 14
Sun enters Taurus sextile Chiron in Pisces: This aspect is grounding and supports cozy nurturing from others, to others, toward yourself.
Moon in Leo square Mars in Scorpio: Very different in tone to the above aspect, this one is harsher and pressures to you to an activist stance or direct your life force in decisive directions.
Moon/Jupiter conjunction in Leo: This monthly merging happens tonight and sparks great celebration and joy as well as over-indulgence.
Sun May 15
Mars retrograde in Scorpio square Pallas Athene in Aquarius: Decisions might be reached today in terms of any team effort you have been engaging in or co-creating a strategy with others based on your strengths, vulnerabilites and differences.
Moon/Lunar North Node conjunction in Leo: This once-monthly conjunction is courageous, bold, playful, and supports taking steps on the path of toward your future life and goals. Pay attention to the day to day push coming from within, always your own wise GPS.
Mon May 16
Moon in Virgo trine Sun in Taurus: Productivity is the name of this game. Earth signs excite us to keep our hands happy by creating beautiful works of daily art, like a wholesome meal, and getting them dirty by digging the soil, planting the seedlings. Today is a great day to plant seeds of intention and possibility in the earth of your heart and mind.
Tue May 17
Moon in Virgo opposite Ceres in Pisces: Gardening, cooking and focusing on nutrition continue today under this nurturing aspect. Given that Ceres in Pisces allows us to connect with what gives us emotional nurturing and comfort, even in terms of food (specifically sugar), discover options that are yummy and fulfilling but don’t make you feel crappy the next day.
Wed May 18
Mercury retrograde in Aries quincunx Saturn in Scorpio: This is a mental health day. Examine how thought habits make life easier or harder, noticing how your thoughts and intentions are creating your reality. Pioneer new thought territory today as Mercury is initiatory Aries. The focus and discipline of Saturn can help you create daily meditation and intentional routines that affirm the extraordinary power you have in the right use of Mind.
Thu May 19
Venus enters Taurus sextile Chiron in Pisces: The planet of love and art, Venus, enters sensual Taurus, making an excitation sextile to forgiving Chiron in Pisces. Take a indulgent treat to someone, or slow your life down enough to have time for nurturing connections between yourself and others.
Moon/Juno conjunction in Libra: Partner up with anyone today as Juno seeks soul connections with others and the Moon in Libra reminds us we literally need relationships to stay healthy and ever-evolving. Do an inventory of your own relationships, examining where you might want to heal, let go, or celebrate with others.
Fri May 20
Moon in Libra opposite Mercury retrograde in Aries: Negotiations in key relations that bring fresh perspective can happen today. Express and then negotiate your own desires about what you want to do versus what your partner is pushing for. Thankfully, a strong desire to speak up is supported by this alignment.