“Radiant White Tara ~ full of Grace” by Jacqueline Ra
In the past two weeks, I have had a serious case of Bear fever. It’s running rampant here in my homeland of the Tetons and Yellowstone. Thankfully, it’s a lively, as opposed to deadly, affliction. One is called outdoors at all hours, burning the midnight oil, to watch in wonder miraculous roadside encounters of Bear Beings viewable only this time of year. Some of our bears are famous and are known by their trapping numbers. I am just back from watching beloved Mama Griz 399 swim Pilgrim Pond with her two gangly cubs, like giant Otters. One evening last week I witnessed a vociferous, even violent exchange as the ever feisty 610 was trying to teach her cub to stay in the tree so she could forage in peace.It was hard to watch. There’s no cure for this bug but to get out there as often as possible. Despite the fever, I am posting this post just in time before tomorrow’s Neptunian New Moon.
Tues May 27
As Venus makes her annual transit over the South Node, it’s time to reconnect with your original Source Self you arrived with at birth. It’s like a homecoming. That’s what I am experiencing with this aspect. Spend time remembering what truly made you happy as a child, what you were naturally drawn to learn and study, and ask, have I maintained that innate sense of curiosity and surety of Self that comes with us when we enter this Earthly plane? Also today, you may feel a sense of release from old karmic patterns and habits so something new can be seeded in your heart. Venus issues are often linked to our relationships, love, money, and our creativity. As this is the last day of this lunar cycle, when both the Moon ~ where you need to be emotionally focused ~and Sun ~ highlighting those emotional needs ~ align in grounded, earthy Taurus, you may feel a deep desire to lie down somewhere quiet on the ground, allowing the telluric currents of Earth to quiet the mind, sooth your tiredness, refill your reserves.
Wed May 28
In my blessed livelihood of being an Earth Sky Listener, attempting to interpret the star weather, sometimes an astrological alignment feels so astoundingly important that it’s almost hard to decipher, especially when Neptune is involved. Neptune rules the mysterious, miraculous, romantic, magical, as well as the Great Mystery of life itself. Here’s my take: today’s New Moon is in a tense but manifesting square to Neptune. With both the Sun and Moon hardworking, determined, sensual Taurus, and Neptune in friendly, visionary, futuristic Aquarius, not for just this day, but for this entire 4-week lunar cycle, there is the potential for heightened inspiration/creativity/spiritual aha moments/romantic encounters/ sudden envelopments of Grace. We have all been working so very, very hard for these past years, and now we can feel the Grace that simply arrives because it is time. This will take us on one exciting journey if we can disengage our consciousness from living in our heads and re-enter the mysterious ever wise landscape of the heart. Open to just being open. Please note this aspect as well today: Saturn and Juno make an exact opposition, like sitting on two sides of a teeter totter. You may feel a tug-o-war or playful banter with a key partner. A day of negotiation and potential resolution is had.
Thu May 29
Take advantage of these last few hours of the nose-to-the-grindstone Taurus Moon and push through lingering laziness or being in resistance to something. Just get the job done. With a helpful trine between the Moon and Ceres in Virgo ~ consider making a subtle shift in healthy directions. When you want to change habits, the key is to do so with joy and positivity, not judgment and fear. Otherwise you may as well keep eating the junk food. Seriously. Attitide is everything. And the attitude of gratitude is EVERYTHING.Here’s an example: instead of saying/thinking “I am eating an anti-inflammatory diet, free of almost everything” say this: “I am eating for vitality, energy, flexibility, mobility, quality of life, etc.”. Your body then will start to naturally make the healthier choices and you won’t be feeling guilty all the time. Attitude is everything.
Fri May 30
Overnight and into the early morning hours, Moon and Mercury align in investigative, inquisitive Gemini. Keep a journal open and ready for a download, if that is your thing. Or plan on chatting it up with your bedmate. A marvelous trine between Sun and Mars always makes for a day of athleticism, activism, courageous action. Passionate and pumped up, you can easily channel this force in positive directions.
Sat May 31
Make way for a wild day and Saturday night as the Gemini Moon ~ communicative, curious, indecisive ~ activates the waning, but still in play, Grand Square of Mars/Pluto/Uranus Jupiter in that order. Here’s how it may go down. The Moon’s square to Mars in the wee hours of the morning calls forth directness, physical passion and willfulness. Next up, mid-morning, an opposition to Pluto, which calls forth basically the same issues as Mars but with even more ferocity. If you were caught in a power struggle today, it all may break open early evening as Luna now squares shocking Uranus. This catalytic day ends with the beauty of a crescent Moon at sunset aligning with starbright Jupiter. Be sure to go experience this just as after the Sun sets. Jupiter amplifies whatever planet it makes contact with, so prepare for further emotional swings, celebrations, unending conversation into the night.
Sun June 1
Sometimes when the Moon moves through this two and a half day period in Cancer, you may want to stay home rather than going out, even feel more moody. Check in with the elders in your life. This would also be a great day for home beautification projects as artistic Venus trines Pallas Athene in Leo ~ the interior designer in you leaps forth. This aspect is both playful and joyous so the projects will be fun, not boring. In Beauty it is finished, as the wise Native Elders remind us.
Mon June 2
Sometimes with Venus in Aries ~ I want to do my own thing my way ~ in a square to Moon in Cancer ~ we need to consider the needs of the whole family dynamic (which may involve your workplace as well) ~ tensions can arise about how to negotiate a seeming impasse. Such an impasse, ultimately resolvable if you remain open-hearted and willing to listen as well as speak what’s truly true for you, may come your way today.