May 14th – 20th, 2012

This week we may be feeling the wind to our back and things progressing forward. There may be some hitches in our way, possible tornado-like winds at times, but generally this can be a highly productive week when we can launch forward with new activities and develop interests that emphasize our personal tastes. Not that we shall go blindly into the night. Even if we begin projects spontaneously, we are likely to be strategic in our planning and adept at being resourceful and getting the most bang for our buck.

We start the week in a rather moody but visionary manner.
Our intuitive sense is strong and our ability to concentrate on the fundamentals and get down to basics is sharp. There’s nothing going to be put over on us. We are too on top of things to let anything get by us. We do need to be aware that people could play on our sympathies and our empathy. But even if we sacrifice some time to help someone else out, we are likely to manage our time expeditiously. We are not looking to waste time this week, nor waste our energies on the superfluous and the meaningless. We have too much intention regarding our own projects to get thrown off track.

While we begin the week with great sensitivity and strong feelings, our attention is riveted on what we want to do and how we want to do it. We are not looking at being limited or restricted and we may be far more interested in initiations than maintenance.

We might also find that we are doing the Texas two-step, with one foot forward, two feet back; two feet forward, one foot back. Reunions and reconnections could highlight some of this week and we might have to put some of our new interests on hold as we tend to a recapitulation with people from our past. We do have the energy to juggle, to work with time in a subjective manner, whereby we can get more done by focus and then switching than we might be able to accomplish at other times.

We could also experience that some people are just too needy and demanding too much of our time. We could feel aggravated and even create irritations in our relationships if we feel that other people are getting in our way or asking too much of us.

The latter part of the week and over the weekend, we may attend to various details and responsibilities that we are committed to. We may have strategized our plans earlier in the week, being diverted by personal matters during the week, but at the end of the week and over the weekend we might put into practice more of our plans.

We end the weekend with a Solar Eclipse at the time of the Gemini New Moon and the Sun having just entered into Gemini. With the Sun in Gemini we reinforce a Mutable Sign T-Square that will go on until early July. We may be juggling a great deal, having too much on our plate, and getting overwhelmed to the point of missteps and miscalculations.

Before we get there, let’s use this week to accomplish as much as we possibly can, for the Force is truly with us.

Monday, May 14th – Dream a Little Dream – Mercury, Pluto. Monday begins the week with the Pisces Moon sextile both Mercury and Pluto. Mercury also trines Pluto. Our sensitivities are strong and our moods can sway, but we have the ability to feel what is right and how best to reach our goals. We can imagine how things should be, take a pragmatic approach by which to achieve our dreams and wrap it all up in a pretty package that is appealing to other people. This day is a day not to waste, for we can be spot-on with our decisions and by our sense of how things should go. We might also be purchasing necessary equipment, the tools essential to making our dreams come true. This is not a day to rush the river but rather patiently and strategically take things step by step. Timing is everything and we may have our rhythm and pace down to the most perfected way of doing things. If situations have been perplexing or we have experienced difficulty in finding solutions, today allows us to trust our instincts and draw upon laser-like vision to see what is going on and how best to approach the manner for a successful conclusion. Let’s draw upon our own resources and talents and forego the input of other people or the cacophony of consensus opinion.

Tuesday, May 15th – Waking Up on the Wrong Side of the Bed – Jupiter, Venus, Sun, Moon Void-of-Course, Venus retrograde. We could start the day enthused by what we plan to do, but someone could throw a monkey wrench into the spokes of our wheels and create an upset to our well-considered schedule. Tuesday has the Pisces Moon sextile Jupiter, square Venus and sextile the Sun to begin the day, in the early morning hours. The Moon then goes Void-of-Course for close to ten hours making no further connections to the planets as it finishes its transit of Pisces and before entering Aries later in the day. Venus also turns retrograde today. This is a day to shake our head and engage a sense of bemusement at human foibles, other people’s as well as our own. If we don’t take things in a lighthearted manner today, we could get upset by disruptions or demands from someone near and dear to us. Should we go there, we could create a needless division in our relationships. Although we might enjoy the camaraderie of other people, our breeziness in our interactions with other people could turn and we might find ourselves hitting a sour note with someone. Let’s keep in mind that these times call for flexibility and adaptability with the recognition that no matter how much we plan or how focused we may be, there are always unanticipated variables that can spring up and create a mess of our intended schedule. This Tuesday could be one of those days. We could start the day with great intentions, hit a few bumps in the road and then go off and sulk, feeling resentful and victimized. Why go there when we should realize by now that timing is everything, that there are times when we can easily slide through all situations, other times when the slightest irritation could upset the applecart.

Wednesday, May 16th – Come Hell or High Water – Uranus, Pluto, Mars. Wednesday has the Aries Moon, which today has the Moon conjunct Uranus and square Pluto. Mars trines Pluto giving greater emphasis to the Earth Grand Trine that we have been influenced by since last November. We may be a law unto ourselves today. We might want to do whatever we want to do, and do it in the way we choose to do it. No matter the obstacles, no matter the restraints, this is a day when we can move mountains. Our determination is unstoppable. Although we have the power and energy and persistence to do what we feel we need to do, let’s not waste the energy on some silly involvement just to prove our independence and our autonomy. We are not interested in pleasing other people today, only ourselves. With such a disposition, let’s channel our attitude and our focus into areas that have some real purpose and are truly meaningful to us. Even if we meet restrictions in the way, we can think outside the box and determine how to deal with any impediments so that they neither slow us down nor bring our forward movement to a halt. This is a day when we can get a great deal done, no matter the conditions or circumstances that we encounter. By focusing ourselves on the essential involvements, we can accomplish a great deal come hell or high water.

Thursday, May 17th – Honey Not Vinegar – Venus, Saturn, Moon Void-of-Course. Thursday has the Aries Moon sextile Venus and opposed Saturn. Later in the day, the Moon goes Void-of-Course for over twelve hours making no further connections to the planets as it finishes its transit of Aries and before entering Taurus tomorrow. We may assume that everyone is on the same page with us, but we might also experience that someone is not. We can want what we want, but few of us are islands unto ourselves. Our lives are intertwined with other people — some times that is a blessing, other times we might assume it to be a curse. Those times when we sense our relationships are a blessing are also often those times when people are agreeing with us. Those times when we believe our relationships are a curse are often those times when other people disagree with us or stand in the way of us getting what we want the way that we want it. Today could be one of those days when we might feel put upon by someone else. Either they may be making demands on us or they could be standing in our way. They might try to convince us that their blockage of our plans is in our best interests, but we just might not want to hear it. Let’s be certain not to create great discord in our relationships today. Let’s keep in mind the old saying that we ‘can catch more flies with honey than with vinegar’. After a brief dustup early in the day and with the wind knocked out of our sails, the energy dies down. We might move into a sense of resentment, or we could change our focus and recognize that there are times when limitations can actually work to our benefit and allow us to take a sideways trajectory or divert our attention by doing something else instead of our planned activity. Getting out of doors, engaging an activity that is uplifting and making plans to get out of Dodge in the future would all be remedies for any discontent that the morning might have generated.

Friday, May 18th – Keeping it in Mind – Neptune. Friday has the Moon in Taurus and the Moon sextile Neptune. If we would stand our ground and not be swayed by distractions or opinions, we could realize the steps necessary to get ever closer to the realization of our dreams. We have the patience and the foresight today to both strategize and move the ball forward, getting ever close to the achievement of our goals. This is a day to take things step by step, all the while that we are flexible and adaptable to shifting conditions. Reflection today is an important attribute to keep us ever mindful of possibilities and prospects we may not have taken into account or that evolve as things unfold. Let’s keep in mind that these times are volatile times, times when things can change the parameters of a situation in a nanosecond of time. By keeping our ear to the railroad track and taking note of even subtle changes, we can work expeditiously and engage the notion of working smarter rather than harder. We can also keep on track, even if the track seems to take some interesting twists and turns. This is a day when we can blend our intuitive sense with a ‘can do’ attitude. We just need to be certain that we are not diverted or distracted by the cacophony of input from external sources.

Saturday, May 19th – The Earth Crescendo – Lunar Grand Trine, Pluto, Mars. Saturday is a day when we can take care of various details, tidy things up and wrap up loose ends. The Taurus Moon today reinforces the Earth Grand Trine with the Moon trine Pluto in Capricorn and the Moon trine Mars in Virgo. This is also the last day of the Sun’s transit through Taurus, with the Sun set to exit Taurus and enter Gemini tomorrow. We are also in the dark side of the Moon with tomorrow’s entrance of the Sun into Gemini also the time of the Solar Eclipse with the Sun Moon conjunction and New Moon in Gemini. Although the Earth Grand Trine that we have experienced since November continues through mid-June, the power of the Earth Grand Trine will be lessening. This Saturday is a good day to deal with outstanding issues, lay the solid foundation stones of projects that we have already engaged and finish up matters that we would prefer not to bring into a less-focused time when we might start juggling any number of things, again. We may have been plodding along over the past several weeks, but the energy is about to ratchet up, so let’s use today to focus on completion, have our well-blueprinted plans in mind, and take care of specific details that could otherwise unravel when we are less focused and more easily distracted. We may be taking care of errands today, dealing with particular issues and using the day to bring closure rather than initiation.

Sunday, May 20th – Awaiting the Circus Back in Town – Mercury, Jupiter, Moon Void-of-Course, Solar Eclipse, Sun, Sun Gemini. We start Sunday with the Moon finishing its transit of Taurus. As it does so, the Moon conjuncts both Mercury and Jupiter. We may have our game plan firmly in mind but as paraphrased in poet Robert Burns’ admonition: ‘the best-laid plans of mice and men often go awry.’ And so it could be for us on this Sunday. Although we start the day focused with our intentions, we may discover that our plans do not mesh with the unfolding of circumstance. For while the day begins with the Moon in Taurus conjunct Mercury and Jupiter, the Moon then goes Void-of-Course for ten and a half hours making no further connections to the planets as it finishes its transit of Taurus and before entering Gemini. During this Void-of-Course Moon, the Sun exits Taurus to enter Gemini. The Moon later today moves into Gemini where it conjuncts the Sun and creates a Gemini New Moon and a Solar Eclipse. The energy shift may seem quite dramatic, as we move from a plodding, focused energy to a more scattered, easily diverted energy with a kaleidoscope of events, situations and people to match. We may feel as though we are moving into a time when it is increasingly evident that the Circus is back in town. Shall we be observers, participants or ringleaders in this circus maximus? No matter how we choose to play it, we are likely to see the clowns in full play. Discernment will be needed to keep us from being swayed by the hype, the image and the appearances that might have no connection to the true reality. Caveat to all!