“Saturn’s RingBow” photograph by Lyn Dalebout
Beginning next week, I will start timing my Star Signposts postings to the Lunar cycle in hopes of helping you all work more consciously and creatively with this natural timing cycle. This means I’ll be posting on New Moon, First Quarter Moon, Full Moon, Last Quarter Moon. I am excited to change up my pattern in hopes this format will be supportive to you as well, dear readers and friends.
The major news this week will surely be the every two year opposition of Mars and Saturn. (This picture of a recent rainbow I took, applying a black and white filter, reminded me of the rings of Saturn which symbolize how the limitations each of us face are an integral part of our gift.) This aspect is traditionally considered to be a heavy-hitter in terms of reality delivering hard blows, or can create a feeling of being socked in with a low cloud depression. If you’ve ever done a cleanse, remember how day one, two and three are tough and you want to give up? That’s what this aspect can feel like. Try to work with this leaden realistic dynamic and rediscover passions and possibilities by consciously busting through inertia, laziness, boredom.
And this SolLunar cycle ends at the end of this week on a more upbeat note, signaling new partnerships arriving. Read on…
Tue May 12
Moon/Neptune conjunction in Aquarius: Appreciate a friend, spend time in a community collaboration with this aspect. Your spiritual and creative sides are more available to you as well. Take in an art show, join a meditation group, make new friends via social media.
Wed May 13
Vesta/Chiron/Moon conjunction in Aquarius: Now Vesta ~ undaunted focus ~ makes a final conjunction with Chiron ~ vulnerability/healing/the rainbow bridge that takes you to a whole new reality. You might find yourself committing to new alliances that support helping those in need and also helps you as you embark on a new adventure. And every single day is an adventure, given all the uncertainty in our lives at this time. What impossible dream do you still want to make happen? Have you ever read “A Course in Miracles”? Part of the wisdom shared in this book, and many others out there, remind us that miracles are the natural order of reality, if we could remember how to use the power of our imagination. Reclaim the gift of your own thoughts and powerful mind today.
Thu May 14
Pisces Moon conjunct South Node: This once monthly aspect can bring a deluge of sudden tears about something from your past or connect you with a feeling of grief and compassion for current global crises and high levels of suffering many humans and other creatures are facing.
Mars/Saturn opposition: This aspect is exact right around midnight tonight (MST) but the pressure is building all day to the point of breaking. Here’s what I wrote above: This aspect is traditionally considered to be a heavy-hitter in terms of reality delivering hard blows, or a feeling of being socked in with a low cloud depression. If you’ve ever done a cleanse, remember how day one, two and three are tough and you want to give up?That’s what this aspect can feel like. Try to work with this leaden realistic dynamic and rediscover passions and possibilities by consciously busting through inertia, laziness, boredom. out in frustration or determination or a combination of both perhaps.
In addition, I will add this. It’s hard for any of us to escape the more challenging aspects of this transit when it occurs once every two years. Mars represents our physical vitality (or lack of it) and guides us to decide where we want to apply our will and physical energy. Mars also calls forth a desire to speak your inner truth, not repress it or lash out in defensiveness or rage. The opposition aspect to serious Saturn might mean you are facing a standoff or stalemate, and that a solution may be at hand in the next couple of days. Don’t give up. You may need to balance two opposing tendencies in yourself, finding a new perspective that will integrate your shadow with your light (remember the rings of Saturn).
Fri May 15
Mars/Saturn continues: Please re-read yesterday and hopefully you will begin to feel the pressures of late begin to dissipate. Today things might begin to move from a place of standstill to the first beginnings of a new flow, but that flow might still be more like molasses than flowing water. This aspect will still be working hard in our planetary field for the coming week. Don’t give up.
Moon/Uranus conjunction: This startling aspect greets you first thing in the morning and might lead to emotional breakdowns and breakthroughs as well as sudden inspiration.
Sat May 16
Juno/Jupiter conjunction in Cancer: I find this astrological event miraculously, thankfully synchronistic as it relates to tomorrow’s New Moon. I have been writing about how Jupiter moving through sidereal Cancer this past year has brought transformational changes to all our family relationships. By transformational I mean death, endings, old roles completing. And as Juno ~ asteroid of marriage/core partnerships/soul colleagues ~ has been near Jupiter this whole time, many of our personal and professional relationships have also undergone shifts that are now about to reach completion. Juno now aligns with Jupiter exactly, and crosses over to the other side. This signals the end of the death cycle and the beginning of the rebirth cycle. Or that’s how I sense it to be, hope it be, trust it will be so. In time, so patience is still required going forward.