Sun enters Pisces 01:00 PM EST
Let’s hear it for the unsolved mysteries of life. Not the murder mysteries but the other kind. The ones that tease and tangle our minds, that make us feel defeated and yet strangely delighted to be human. It never adds up. It’s not meant to! Pisces is not the sign of wishy-washy. That part is a ruse; a way to buy time until we forget about or are distracted from the Great Emptiness that stalks us all.
Mercury square Saturn
There are no words that won’t compromise your feelings and no suspicion that can be unequivocally proven. The best use of intellect at this moment is research. What you find is not just in the information but also how you found it, and how it makes you feel.
Sun conjunct Neptune
Our human longings express their extremes in the sublime (oneness) as well as the ridiculous (addiction). Poised at the moment of diving into either extreme is a moment of utter clarity when we know for sure that we are riding a wave of longing; seeking to find and follow our bliss despite knowing that even if we find it, it can’t last. Are we are pathetic or noble in that longing? Only we can say.
Venus sextile Saturn
If it’s love, make the effort for it. Even in the desire to have and hold something; even amongst the grasping and the desperation, we find love. As for the effort itself, you might as well love it. Some things just have to get done.
Jupiter square Uranus
The fighting in the streets; even if it is not right outside your door, is about not being cared for. No created being likes the feeling that it’s dispensable. It seems we are attracted to this planet by love. It can be a shock to the soul to find so little of it upon arrival. And so we object. We protest. We take to the streets. We fight for human rights, animal rights, land rights, the health of the planet. We fight for the children and the old folks, the food supply and the water.
Mercury stationery direct
Sun trine Jupiter
The mind resumes its ‘normal’, more familiar behavior patterns. We think therefore we are and we take action. Hopefully we are better equipped for having spent some time in reflection. There is reason for optimism when feelings align with wisdom. Practically speaking; get going, there is reason to hope for the best. (Especially after the New Moon tomorrow.)
New Moon 10 degrees Pisces 02:59 AM EST
Mars stationery retrograde
Who is your hero? Does s/he fill someone else with dread? Is one person’s warrior another person’s terrorist? Mars retrograde reminds us that we are all, more or less on the hero’s journey. We descend to face the dragon. Who or what plays dragon for you? In this particular descent the challenge is to negotiate; to engage with the other because there is a pearl of great price but only a warrior will find it. It will elude the terrorist. Be strategic when faced with your dragon. The goal is the pearl, not the dragon.
Mars will be retrograde until May 21st.
This New Moon encourages us to affirm our faith in the things that cannot be seen; sometimes they cannot even be spoken. This (of course) is not meant to be about blind dogma but rather acknowledgement of the underground river that waters your soul. We all believe in something.
Venus square Mars
Saturn stationery retrograde
Whatever you think you want, isn’t what you think it is. However you position yourself for happiness, there is no such thing as an unchanging Forever-land. Whoever stands in the way, whatever circumstances block the entrance or exit, there is more to be gained in studying the situation than simply having what you want. Keep your eye/heart/mind on long term gains.
Sun sextile Pluto
There is a moment when resistance releases, transforms into something else. It’s as though the heart of the struggle melts the struggle itself. It’s where the magic happens. It’s too subtle for many to perceive, but not for you.
Venus enters Aquarius
Step back from the way you want it; the way that you think would work best. Take a look at the wider perspective. Practice non-attachment even as you hold the notion of wanting what’s best for everyone. There are many ways to love, this is one of them.
Jupiter stationery direct
‘If somehow you could pack up your sorrows’ this would be a good day to do that. Maybe you could turn them into a song or a painting; or even inspiration for another’s journey.
Mercury square Saturn
The taskmaster has expectations. The one who must execute the task is thwarted only by lack of diligence. The mind has muscles. We must exercise them if we are to develop them. Possibly we live in a dangerous time: “When abandoned by Reason, Imagination produces impossible monsters: united with her, she is the mother of the arts and the origin of their wonders”. If you are surrounded by too many monsters it’s time to get reasonable. Saturn likes that!
Sun trine Saturn
All that diligent effort pays off. Creation purifies and nourishes the waters of life which is good for the soul.
Mercury trine Mars
We shake hands and agree to negotiations no matter how long they promise to take. Our intentions are good. But we should not lose sight of who we are dealing with and what strategies are necessary to maintain peace.
Full Moon: 26 degrees Virgo 01:08 PM EDT
If you’re guided by the light, the light of the Sun, you know that the season is coming to an end. Winter gives way to spring or, Down Under, summer is tempered by fall. The Big, Blue Planet is preparing for change. How do we, its inhabitants, prepare? What (or who) do we strengthen? What has outlived its usefulness? Now is the time to make 100 little decisions that will open the way for more or less light which inevitably comes.
Mercury enters Pisces
The collective mind slips into a dream-like state. We understand at some level that we are like fish swimming in the waters of our connected reality. For some this dream is lucid; while others are drawn toward escape or simple unconsciousness.
Venus sextile Uranus
Reach out to others and join the revolution. Change is inevitable. By definition we cannot know what we will be like on the other side of change. Survival is given to those who can adapt. J. Narby says: “We see what we believe, and not just the contrary; and to change what we see, it is sometimes necessary to change what we believe”.