Astrology for the Week of May 13-19, 2019
Are you ready for a crazy sort of week? It’s not crazy in a bad way, but more of crazy in an empowering kind of way. Mercury and Venus are both in focus this week. Mercury connects up with Neptune, Saturn and Pluto, while Venus changes signs and connects up to Mars and Uranus. Mars moves out of Gemini and into Cancer, shaping how we will take action over the next several weeks. As well, the Sun connects with Pluto to push an agenda of transformation for the week ahead. Saturday brings us the Full Moon in Scorpio which is filled with intensity and passion! With this much movement in the sky above us, we can surely expect some chaos! Let’s break it down …
Monday, May 13, 2019
We start the week with the Moon in practical, detail-oriented and grounded Virgo. We are primed to get things done! One of our keywords for the week is Simplify! What can you do to reduce the complexity of your life?
The Moon plays nice with Mercury and Saturn today as well. Our mind’s and communications are streamlined and succinct, and Saturn’s connections aids in the overall “clean it up” atmosphere of the day. While you’re busy working today, the Moon’s opposition to Neptune may cause instant epiphanies or aha’s that intuitively guide you to answers you have been seeking! Slight caution: Moon and Jupiter square one another today, so beware of doing too much! ( too much work, shopping, spending money, eating, drinking etc.)
Sun (Taurus) trine Pluto (Capricorn)
Reduce, reuse, recycle and living within our means are all themes that could be developing in your world this week. Pluto in Capricorn has already created space for our transformation and the Sun in Taurus – known for its Master Builder and Master Manifesting energy – are working together to empower your next steps, especially when you are staying within acceptable boundaries. Don’t be afraid to rebuild or grow, just do it with a plan. Eliminate what is not necessary and see yourself move on lighter and more energized. We will have another opportunity for this level of “clean up” in our lives again in September, but anything you drag your heels on now, may become an albatross around your neck by then. So go with your instincts and don’t be afraid to pare down your life.
Tuesday, May 14, 2019
The Moon shifts out of Virgo and into Libra, and Venus and Mars both take center stage for the next couple of days. The Moon in Libra puts emphasis on the emotional connections in our relationships. Venus, the ruler of Libra, is sitting at the 29th (karmic) degree of Aries, so there may be some unresolved issues in our relationships that flare up now. Take heart though, this is a short lived transit, and Venus’ relationship to Mars today will help us sort through all kinds of issues with ease (but not necessarily without conflict or confrontation).
The Moon trines Pluto and the Sun today while squaring Mars. There is emotional empowerment here, but also the possibility of ego clashes with those closest to you. The best route today is to take the high road. If someone is triggered by your actions or words, then don’t react. Breathe, and then do what you can to change the frequency. If you are the one that gets triggered today, then breathe before you react. Become the observer and become response-able! Likely there is something valuable for you to learn in the experience.
Venus (Aries) sextile Mars (Gemini)
Sextiles are planetary relationships that bring out the best characteristics of both planets who then share their wisdom with one another. With Venus and Mars, we are balancing and harmonizing the masculine and feminine energies within ourselves. The masculine energy protects and takes action, while the feminine receives and nurtures. It takes a balance of both energies to live in harmony. Just look at the outer world and you can see the effect of not having masculine and feminine in balance!
Venus sextile Mars also helps us build new and exciting relationships, both love interests and friendships. We are more open to socializing and exploring connections to a wide range of people. While we are making new friends and building new relationships, watch out for your old friends as well. They may feel left out or replaced – their issue to be sure, but, do what you can to embrace both the new and the old.
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Venus moves into Taurus, Mars moves into Cancer and Mercury and Neptune play mind games with another today. You may experience a shift in your relationships and finances, discover new ways of taking action and find that your mind is picking up signals from your intuition as if by magic! All in all, not a bad day, just active.
Venus in Taurus
Venus is in Taurus now until June 8, and our focus is on finances, values and relationships. Venus in Taurus is sensual and delights in the simple pleasures of life. It’s a great time for massage, getting your hair done and pampering yourself and others. Venus in Taurus prefers to spend her money on practical yet beautiful things. Do you have plans to beautify or remodel your home? Timing is perfect for just that! Venus in Taurus also strengthens our relationships with others, inspiring trustworthiness and loyalty.
Mars in Cancer
Mars is in Cancer from today until July 1, and the pace of action slows down and narrows in focus. Cancer is emotional, so a lot of what we do over the next few weeks is dependent upon our moods. Trying to force yourself to do something while not in the mood, will make for frustration and anger. Try to pace yourself and go with the flow for awhile. People may be more defensive than usual as well, so be prepared to back off if need be. You, too, may be more defensive and this time will offer you the opportunity to look deep within and see what your real fear is all about. What are you defending and why?
Mercury (Taurus) sextile Neptune (Pisces)
Clear thinking is not a strong point with us today. We are rather more sensitive to the unseen realm, with increased awareness and intuition, but that doesn’t always make for easy decision-making for us. Our imaginations are stimulated today opening up the possibility for creative work and possibly solving issues that have plagued us in new ways. We feel more like escaping the world today, rather than focusing on the tasks at hand. If you can give yourself the day off, that is a great idea. If not, then understand that you are likely not going to get everything done that you think you need to do. Meditation, yoga, and spiritual studies are all favored today.
Thursday, May 16, 2019
Where yesterday’s mind was clouded and unclear, today our minds are more focused and ready to work as Mercury flows with Saturn. Late in the day, the Moon moves out of Libra and into Scorpio after a 12 hour Void of Course (when the Moon isn’t making any new contacts to any planets or points in our charts). Consequently, most of the day we are likely not able to start new projects or move any projects ahead in any appreciable way. Instead, take the time to finish up anything that is left hanging, clear off your desk, or re-evaluate your goals and where you are in relation to achieving them.
Mercury (Taurus) trine Saturn (Capricorn)
When Mercury and Saturn work together we are focused and able to concentrate on the tasks at hand. You may feel more reserved today as you may want to be left alone with your thoughts. We can be more thorough and methodical with Mercury and Saturn aligning like this, which gives us access to a keen eye to detail. Thinking through plans and goals and then reworking them if necessary, is definitely a good activity for today.
Friday, May 17, 2019
The Moon spends the day in Scorpio making only one new contact and that is a trine to Neptune. That means today we are likely to be highly emotional and intuitive, maybe even picking up on people’s hidden agendas. I think of these connections as almost prophetic, as we so easily pick up on what is unsaid and unseen. Watch out for possible over-emotional responses from others, especially if passions are aroused.
Mercury (Taurus) trine Pluto (Capricorn)
Processing emotions, digging deeply into our subconscious minds and transformational interactions are all possibilities today. Mercury is superficial and Pluto goes deep so we find ourselves in interesting territory. You can become obsessed with an idea or thought that eventually changes you in some way. There is also the possibility that someone in your world or whom you meet today can be the force for change in your life. Readings, divination, therapy appointments and coaching can be very fruitful today!
Saturday, May 18, 2019
The Moon spends the day in Scorpio, but transitions into Sagittarius this evening. We still have some powerful undercurrents moving through the day giving us access to the deeper parts of our psyches. This energy culminates with the Full Moon in Scorpio at 2:12 pm PT /5:12 pm ET/ 9:12 pm UT.
Venus (Taurus) conjunct Uranus (Taurus)
Before the Full Moon today, Venus and Uranus join forces to push us into new experiences and new territory. We want to try new things and have experiences that we haven’t had before now. Create new sensations and change up the pace and you will find that this can be an extraordinary day! Just be careful not to engage in risky behavior however … fun, new, exciting YES, but over-the-top, danger NO!
Full Moon at 28 Scorpio / Taurus
The full Moon is a time for releasing, completing and revealing something.
Release – being stuck
Complete – your plans for financial abundance
Reveal – how your contribution in alignment with your values will take you to new heights in your life
With Venus (Taurus) conjunct Uranus (Taurus) at this full Moon, expect the unexpected and surprises of all kinds. Tend to the conservative though, for the reasons I stated above. Too much risk can destabilize our lives right now. Take cautious risks, but don’t risk anything that is precious to you.
The full Moon also sextiles Saturn and Pluto – here is where we can tap into some of the more conservative and focused energies. We can access endurance and stamina here to stay the course until we reach our goals.
Sunday, May 19, 2019
The Moon is in Sagittarius today, but there are no major aspects occurring – thankfully! We have had quite the week and today’s lack of contacts allows us to recoup our energy, focus on play and fun, and prepare for what comes next. Take a hike in the great outdoors today, ride your bike, go somewhere new, but most of all … Enjoy yourself!
Many blessings for the Week Ahead,