This morning we wake up to the Moon still active in Taurus. Tonight, we will encounter our New Moon in the sign just after midnight. In other Astrological news, though, our sky is pretty active right now. Venus is busy hanging around Neptune. Mercury is about to turn retrograde. Mars is pulling himself away from his opposition with Saturn. Soon, the Sun will leave the fields of Taurus and enter the chatty atmosphere of Gemini. Stuff is shifting all around..which isn't necessarily a bad thing. But, it is change none-the-less. Start limbering up to answer the incoming mutable call.
I've got to tell you, though, the majority of Gemini solar returns I've looked at seem fairly harsh. Last year, I saw a lot of flux in our Aries Solar Returns. Remember? Mars was retrograde and in his detriment ALL through Aries Season last year. We endured it collectively. But, Aries Suns were stuck with that mess ALL YEAR. This year, Aries Solar Returns were pretty sweet. It's Gemini's turn now. Mercury, the ruler of Gemini, is all wonked up for the majority of the season if he is in his home sign. He's retrograde and lingering around Saturn and Neptune and...well...yuck. Plus, right now, right this minute as I'm typing this and as our New Moon waxes in, Mercury is sitting at the base of Yod in sextile to Jupiter. Jupiter and Mercury both are inconjunct to Pluto Rx. And, this Yod has some serious hangtime. As a matter of fact, on THE DAY that the Sun enters Gemini (May 21) Mercury will have flipped Rx and the inconjunct between Jupiter and Pluto will be perfecting. Not only that, but on the same day, Venus perfects in opposition to Pluto and square to Uranus while the Moon is also conjunct her in Cancer. That, my friends, is the FIRST DAY of Gemini season...don't kill the messenger. Er, perhaps I should say, it's not the author of this blog's fault. There will likely be times when we would like to kill the actual “messenger” that is Mercury, I'm just saying. My Saturn in Gemini grimaces at the thought. The rest of my mutable planets aren't too thrilled about it either.
Today, it's important to look ahead and see what is coming down the pike. Many will be setting New Moon intentions in the midst of impending flux. We've trudged and trudged through Taurus season, now it's time to declare what type of ground it is we truly stand on. To do that, we are going to have to operate with this Pluto Yod which is so apparent in the Taurus New Moon chart. The fact that the New Moon is also conjunct the severed head of Medusa (Algol) sometimes referred to as a star of bad omens, you'd think I'd be telling you to make sure you have your head on straight. But, no. That's mainly due the fact that our heads and logic systems are basically a hopeless case right now. I'm more inclined to advise you to make sure your heart is in the right place. I feel that telling you to leave your logical brain out of the equation today is better advice. Venus is the body that rules this New Moon so her position is of importance too. She is still in tight trine to Neptune and swimming in the warm waters of Cancer bringing appreciation to the principles of home, family and nurturing. Instead of gathering your thoughts, gather your loved ones over a good meal. Look for what is solid true and supportive in your life. Reach for what is tangible rather than trying to logic your way through this New Moon. Unplug. Step into the real world. Follow the callings of your heart to discover what it is that you truly yearn for and give it a big hug.
Early this morning, the Moon finds Jupiter in Leo by square at 3:45 AM. Then, our Taurus Moon dances upon enriched soil with Pluto shortly after (4:39 AM). At midday, there is a Moon/Chiron sextile that reminds us of our humanness while also remaining supportive. Then, tonight, in the darkest of the dark, under a blanket of stars the New Moon wafts in on a nice warm breeze. Today is subdued, relaxed, indulgent and solid. Again, there isn't much room for ambition..this is a weekend for truly unwinding and recuperating. Monday is...well...crappy looking to be quite honest. So, let's not worry about that for today. Today, lets keep our feet propped up and simply watch the grass grow. Let's gather round our friends and share comfort food and love. Let the cares of the world melt away and opt for laying back in whatever makes you feel comfortable. Give yourself permission to lay the tools down and enjoy the fruits of your labors. Melt into it. You deserve it. Let there be no regrets.