WEEK AHEAD Transits 22nd PDT / 23rd AEST
Weekly Astro Forecast for May 22-28All times calculated for PDT: UTC -07:00. To learn more about converting timezones for your location click here
Sun = Gemini 0° 57’ - 7° 40’ Gemini
Moon = Cancer > Virgo
This week we are working through obstacles regarding our confirmed beliefs about ourselves and the unconscious parts of us that doubt our own abilities. The Sun is now in Gemini, and we are working our way through the first decan of the mutable air sign. The light beams of the sun are opening us up to the awareness of 8 of swords, now that we are in the mental realms, we shift our focus on our intellect. How does your mind work for or against you? When do you give agency to your thoughts over your true essence? In Gemini season we work towards understanding the foundation what we know, playing with the mind and bending it in new directions. The 8 of swords card in the tarot depicts a woman who is seemingly trapped amongst 8 swords all sticking out of the ground like a deadly fence. She is blindfolded and bound, if she tries to move one way she’ll get cut if she moves a different direction she’ll also get cut, it’s like being stuck in a hard place. She is restricted with all her faculties but one: her ears, she is meant to sit and listen in stillness and ease into the situation she is in. Once she is able to come to a calm state of mind and control her thoughts, she realizes that she is actually not stuck at all but that a solution is right there. She can simply use the swords amongst her to cut the ropes which bind her in her situation.
The Moon Moves from Cancer to Virgo this week and we come into the last quarter square with the Sun before we enter into the totality of the dark moon. The quarter moon is where we come into awareness of the situations at play within our lives that require adjustments. This is the energy of progress, motivation, and ambition.
With Mars square Jupiter at the beginning of the week, Sun square Saturn and Venus square Chiron throughout, we are going to have to break out that elbow grease to put in some extra energy towards our relationships and educational pursuits. This is a great time to pick up a new topic for learning, make space for the heart and also get real with what your future ambitions are and what is required of you to fulfill them.
There is something that is pushing you to act on defending your beliefs, way of understanding or faith. Putting your money where your mouth is, showing up and putting forth the effort asked of you to speak your truth in a way that proves your faith in the cause whatever that may be. Our competitive spirit is alive and the desire to win may find some of us taking a bigger risk than we normally do. Putting yourself out of your comfort zone today in order to go for a larger serotonin boost is on the table.
Moon sextile NN, trine Saturn, sextile Mercury. Mars square Jupiter
We may be feeling a bit sensitive today, a bit reserved or in general tender. With unexpected emotions coming to surface from past situations that we might not fully be over yet, notice where there is a reoccurring theme with relationship issues. Forgiveness, graciousness, and gratitude get us through the day along with a good book and a bath.
Moon conjunct Venus, square Chiron, sextile Uranus.
What dwells below the surface of our beings comes up to be heard, questioning the direction and aim we’re going in, we can get stuck in past cycles of doubt. This could be a great day to build up your confidence in areas where you feel less secure by practicing self-love, self-appreciation and participating in things that make you feel great about yourself. Confront those inner demons and give them a name so they have just a little less power over your self worth.
Moon trine Neptune, voc 2:12 am – 7:33 am, Moon > Leo at 7:34 am, opposite Pluto rx, square Jupiter, conjunct Mars, sextile Sun, square NN. VENUS square Chiron.
Information may not be totally clear throughout the day, it can seem like whatever we say or do goes out into a black hole abyss never to return again. Don’t fret if you’re not getting any responses, or it seems like no one is listening because chances are we’re all under this discombobulating influence that the void of course moon has over the entirety of the day. Moon is square mercury and conversations seem to be at a standstill for a short period of time, or they seem to go nowhere, or get sidetracked or stuck in the mud. Focus your attention on how you can navigate uncertainty with grace.
Moon square Mercury, trine Chiron, square Uranus, voc for 20 hours from 11:39pm – 8:04pm 26th.
A decision is upon us and today we are being asked to take bold steps into a direction which will affect the motion of our future. This could be a big bold step for some while a small but meaningful one for others. Try not to overthink it but follow your instincts. Moon enters Virgo today, setting our nervous systems up for high alert. This is a good day to do grounding activities such as working with the earth, household maintenance, things that help to create more stability and order in your life.
Moon voc until 8:04pm, Moon > Virgo at 8:05pm. Venus sextile Uranus. Mars square NN.
The ideas flow through us like a river of melted butter on a hot day. Our minds are fully open to receive intuitive wisdom, knowledge and understanding. Many clear messages can come through today to some of the issues we’ve been working on this week. There can also be a flood of information that we will need somewhere to put it all. Create a container, or a vessel for all of this mental stimulus.
Moon trine Jupiter, trine NN, square Sun, opposite Saturn, trine Mercury.
There can be some hard truths come up today regarding what is required of us in order to manage our lives. Hard truths yes but in the form of very sage and wise advice. Be open to listening and observing your reactions throughout the day. It might feel like you are not able to express yourself exactly the way you want because if you do there will be repercussions, managing your ego is in order. Remain humble, remain curious.
Moon trine Uranus, sextile Venus. Sun square Saturn.
*Keywords: Voc = Void of Course Moon, NN = North Node, SN = South Node
Written by: Evelyn Zuel
Written by: Evelyn Zuel