“Aquarius mirror”~ mosaic detail by Lisa Miller
What is your energy experience of late? I am aware of an overwhelming need I have for what I dub my ‘self-care sabbatical’. I am unusually exhausted by the heaviness in the heavens of late and I find I need lots of extra rest and quiet after full days of energy. From an astrological perspective, I attribute this need for stillness and to be more insular to these final weeks of Jupiter completing a once-every-12-year transit through homebody Cancer. It’s an extra fine time to huddle in your own little bubble and assess the health of your life/life systems/relationships. This cycle that started July 2014, has also manifested as the final transition of many of our elders, pets, as well as the death of old family dynamics.
From the place of safe insulation that Cancer offers, it might not feel all that comfortable however. Things can bubble up, bubbles can be burst about things you believed were true, which can make you want to just insulate yourself even more in your own little bubble of protection, creating a temporary sanctuary against the harsher aspects of life. Are you wanting to shed longstanding obligations/relationships that no longer bring you joy? Are you finding you have to prioritize your own self-care more consciously in order to assure you can fulfill your many responsibilities? It’s a good time to set boundaries and create healthier habits under the seriousness of Saturn transiting through delving Scorpio, which is an aspect also at play in our planetary field for the next couple of years.
By the way, this week’s Star Signposts are a tad abbreviated due to my self-care sabbatical.
Please note: I use the true sidereal astronomical alignments in my predictions. You can read about my unique way of interpreting astrology at this link:
Mon May 4
Full Moon revelations continue: Yesterday’s Full Moon is reverberating through our field of experience today and tomorrow. The day after a Full Moon is a good day for realizations to bubble up concerning a life lesson you might be in the midst of learning. The counter-balancing intensity of both the Sun’s light, symbolic of your conscious Self and the Moon’s reflected light, symbolic of subconscious motivations and your shadow side, can bring great challenge, illumination, or both at once.
Tue May 5
Moon/Saturn conjunction in Scorpio opposite Mercury in Taurus: This aspect can feel super heavy upon awakening, creating a feeling of dread about all you have been avoiding, resisting, which has lead to major procrastination. If you can turn this depressive feeling into action, you can plow through much today and fall into bed with the decks cleared, stuff released, inhabiting a fresher energetic field moving forward. That’s what I am currently doing!
Wed May 6
Sun in Aries trine Pluto in Sagittarius: This energetic epitomizes spring plants and bulbs bursting forth with fresh vitality and the drive to thrive. You too can tap into that natural life force today, all day, and into the night.
Mercury in Taurus trine Ceres in Capricorn: This aspect might manifest as financial help or other beneficial support coming from someone who cares about you, or visa versa.
Thu May 7
Venus in Gemini opposite Moon/Pallas Athene conjunct in Sagittarius: It’s a wonderful day for shared intellectual collaboration or brainstorming. You can’t get enough knowledge today, gobbling up information like you’ve been starving for a new way to view a situation. For those who like to journal as a form of being in conversation with yourSelf, you can fill of the pages with lightning speed, getting answers pronto as you ask your probing questions.
Fri May 8
Moon/Pluto conjunction in Sagittarius: This energy is similar to Wednesday’s post involving the Sun and Pluto (re-read). And now the Moon joins this galactic team, allowing for a conscious shift in habits, and a desire to not harp on the past. Make re-vitalizing choices today.
Sat May 9
Mercury in Taurus square Neptune in Aquarius: The practical minded Mercury in stubborn Taurus butts heads with dreamy, flaky, visionary Neptune in Aquarius. This tension might arise in a conversation with a friend, or within your own head. The key is talk it through and physically move so the energy doesn’t get stuck.
Mercury in Taurus trine North Node sextile South Node: This aspect stimulates creative ways to use past talents that will support you with future creative impulses. You may need to redistribute your resources, including your time, in a way that supports your future goals.
Sun May 10
Sun sextile Vesta: Vesta is an asteroid that manifests a fierce dedication and focus. With the helpful sextile of Sun’s light today, you can discover renewed passion and commitment to things you care about, including people, causes and collaborations.
Venus in Gemini inconjunct Saturn in Scorpio: Since Gemini likes breadth and living on the surface and Scorpio probes the depths, diving deep beneath the surface, conversations can arise today exploring those different ways of seeing a situation or relationship. Sometimes we need to lighten up from too much obsessing, and other times we need to stop joking and face what’s really going on beneath the facade of teasing.
Mon May 11
Last quarter Sun/Moon square: Today marks the point in this lunar cycle where we symbolically or literally turn a corner, completing projects or challenges of the past and begin to look ahead to the next phase of our life. The Moon in responsible Capricorn means we may have specific responsibilities and obligations we need to follow through with so we can finish the job feeling good about what was accomplished. A potential happy ending is in view, but you still have to do the work to get there.