May 14th – 20th

This week seems less complicated and more focused than the past two weeks. We start the week with a thrust of energy, looking to initiate new projects and advance our personal causes.

Mars moves into its Sign of Aries giving greater emphasis to our drive and self-assertiveness. With a passionate desire to take the lead in our lives, we come to the Taurus New Moon mid-week. We can begin to create the structure and fashion the means to achieve our aims. We do have to review our methods, adapting to changing variables and fine tuning our procedures as we go along. Our enthusiasm may know no bounds and we need to be careful not to re-create past situations and not to accept things at face value. Checking and testing to be certain that we’re on the right track are key this week.

We may be doing a great deal of juggling and we can handle various things, as long as we don’t skip over details. While we might want to go as quickly as possible, haste could make waste and force us to go back over and redo.

Over the weekend, we could confront some problems as Mercury opposes Jupiter and Mercury squares Uranus. Our self-confidence can get the better of us and we may be blindsided by unexpected situations.

Let’s harness our energies this week, concentrate on practical means to manifest our vision and channel our actions into constructive outlets.

Monday, May 14th – Another Manic Monday – Lunar Grand Trine, Jupiter, Saturn, Neptune, Pluto. We may be reeling from the influence of yesterday’s Mars square Pluto and its impact could linger on. While there may still be a great deal of intensity and people at their wit’s end, this Monday also gives us a great energy: The Fire Grand Trine that we’ve been feeling for much of this Spring period. Today the Grand Trine is due to the Moon in Aries trining Saturn in Leo and trining both Jupiter and Pluto in Sagittarius. Added to the Grand Trine influence, the Moon also sextiles Neptune. No matter the issues raised recently, today allows us to focus our desires and concentrate on our own interests. People may still lose it, but we have a far better ability to avoid engagement. Instead, we may feel that we can widen our scope, broaden our reach. We have the ability to lay down foundation stones for some of our projects and find creative ways to advance our goals. We do have to be careful that we don’t overdo. We are feeling the Mars square Pluto from yesterday, so we could find ourselves, or others, to feel like a law unto our/them selves. As the day progresses, the Moon moves into Taurus. Much of our enthusiasm can be tempered and grounded. We might give ourselves the time to take things slow and in a very pragmatic approach.

Tuesday, May 15th – Looking Good – Venus, Mars Aries. Tuesday has the Taurus Moon sextile Venus in Cancer and a Mutual Reception between the two, for the Moon is in a Sign ruled by Venus and Venus in the Sign ruled by the Moon. What a day for a personal makeover, to pamper ourselves and to make those cosmetic touches to our home, our wardrobe, our personal style. We do have to watch that we don’t go out and shop until we drop or until our credit card is declined due to over-activity or reaching the limit and stretching beyond. Our taste and our style today could prove impeccable. We seem diplomatic, less defensive. Our insecurities may drop away especially in light of the fact that Mars leaves Pisces and enters its own Sign of Aries. With Mars in Aries we now have by Sign through much of June the Fire Grand Trine with Mars in Aries, Saturn in Leo and both Jupiter and Pluto in Sagittarius. We may also find that we have greater physical energy as well. We may feel more exuberant, more filled with the spirit of life and looking to put our mark on our activities.

Wednesday, May 16th – Reality Check – Taurus New Moon, Lunar T-Square, Uranus, Saturn, Neptune, Sun. The Taurus New Moon on Wednesday could allow us to plant our seeds and create the structure and means to realize our goals. I wrote ‘could’ since this Taurus New Moon also links up by square the Saturn Neptune opposition. The issue of appearance and reality is engaged, again. Yes, this Taurus New Moon could provide us with a reality check and a need for careful discernment between what could be true and the actual truth itself. The Moon also sextiles Uranus. While past issues or incomplete matters may demand our attention, today is a good day to consider options and alternatives. We could get locked into old patterns that put blinders on and only allow us to see what we are used to seeing or what is only straight in front of us. That could prove tragic, for we might find that the familiar is only a distraction from unexpected opportunities. This day is a day to think outside the box and consider our options, how we can do things differently and streamline our activities. If we will work with peripheral vision, this day could offer some pleasant surprises.

Thursday, May 17th – Bright Ideas – Mars, Mercury. Thursday’s Gemini Moon could have our mind whirling with a myriad of thoughts and a variety of ideas. Not only do we have the Gemini Moon but the Moon conjuncts Mercury and sextiles Mars. Talk and discussions may be rampant today. We can jump from one topic to another never missing a beat. We may find ourselves getting some bright ideas, thoughts about what we want to do, new adventures for ourselves and the ways to proceed to realize our dreams. Our conversations may revolve around our own interests. We can talk about our greatest and latest exploits. We do have to watch that we don’t get too self-absorbed or carried away by our enthusiasm.

Friday, May 18th – Push, Pulls, & Preludes – Lunar T-Square, Jupiter, Uranus, Saturn, Neptune, Pluto. Friday could have us ramping things up. We may be running on adrenaline, even to the point of overdrive. Today has the Gemini Moon creating a Mutable Sign T-Square as the Moon squares Uranus in Pisces and opposes both Jupiter and Pluto in Sagittarius. We may not be content with our normal activities. We might want to stretch our wings and do something different, just for the sake of difference. It would be easy for us to gloss over details or skip important points today. We might be champing at the bit, wanting to be out and about without any planned itinerary or any set course of action in mind. Fortunately, the Moon also sextiles Saturn and trines Neptune. If we don’t get caught up in the frenzy of the day, we could actually use this high level of nervous energy to get a lot done. This is not a day when we can merely do maintenance work and go methodically along doing one thing all day long. No, today we want to be doing various things, exploring and testing the waters of new interests. Let’s not wear ourselves out. The more we can work with quality of time, whereby we get more done in short cycles of energy and time, the more we can accomplish today. Whatever is going on today may serve as a prelude to Sunday when we have the Mutable Sign T-Square but this time triggered not by the Moon but by Mercury in Gemini. Whenever we have a T-Square, we need the fourth Element of that Quadruplicity to balance it off. In this case, today and Sunday, we need to keep in mind the Virgo energy of detailed focus and looking at the specifics.

Saturday, May 19th – Home Again – Mars, Venus. Caught between two high intensity days, Saturday might not prove the respite we might want. Although the Moon is in Cancer and conjuncts Venus increasing our desire to nurture ourselves and enjoy the comforts of home, the Moon also squares Mars. We could be off and running today. Part of our thrust of energy is the nervous energy engendered by the planetary configurations yesterday and tomorrow. Part of it is our desire to express ourselves and put our imprint on things. Let’s keep in mind the image of the eagle which creates its nest then flies from it to soar along the air currents, eventually to return to the nest. We may be the eagle today, going out and about, to return home and enjoy the warmth and nurture of our womb-like home atmosphere.

Sunday, May 20th – Insanity or Genius, a Curious Mix – Mercury, Jupiter, Uranus. Sunday has the Mutable sign T-Square, similar to what we experienced on Friday except today we have Mercury being the trigger point, not the Moon. Mercury opposes Jupiter and squares Uranus today. Let’s watch for computer glitches and be aware that our tendency could be to overdo or over reach. We may have grandiose thoughts today but they may also have no basis in reality. We could find ourselves either at the brink of genius or on the border of insanity. One step out of line and we could go either way. Today is one of my least favorite days for air travel. Travel itself can be convoluted, with unexpected problems arising. Communications can be off, especially if we rush to judgment or shoot from the lip. The tendency will be there. We’re wired and looking to express ourselves in rapid-fire intensity. The Cancer Moon does trine Uranus. If we could have some home projects of renovating or changing things around, it might be a good release of the energy pulsating through us.