Today, we start sobering up a little. Waking up. The tides begin to recede a bit. The Moon is still lingering in Pisces this morning. Overnight, she was revitalized by a sextile to Pluto just after midnight. This morning, however, she is waxing straight toward Chiron and Vesta. I was just speaking about the conjunction between Chiron and Vesta this morning. The two are snuggled right up in Pisces. I felt pain when I first looked at this aspect. It's as if what makes us feel alive also hurts us in some way. But, on the converse of that polarity, what fulfills us spiritually may help us understand or alleviate some of our deeper pains. Yes, the energy can work both ways. And, today, we have the opportunity to get a sense of that with the Moon's conjunction to this pair at 9:52 AM.
From here, the Moon makes a nice grounded sextile to our Sun in Taurus at 12:56 PM. She then reaches Void status until entering Aries at 1:15 AM. Emotional energy gets a 12 hour break before it's time to be REALLY REALLY AWAKE under the Aries Moon tomorrow.
Today we finish allowing everything to dissolve and congeal. Then, we rest upon it while getting prepared to act upon how we feel. We've been floating for several days. Finally, the water is subsiding and we will be able to gain a bit of traction under the power of a Moon/Saturn trine in the morning. Meanwhile, the Moon is growing ever increasingly dark as we approach the New Moon in Taurus at midnight on the 18th. We do experience some “drag” between now and then as Mars will oppose Saturn on May 15th while the Moon is still active in Aries. Honestly, I don't like the looks of that much at all but that's simply because I'm not a huge fan of Mars/Saturn via harsh aspect. Perhaps our warrior needs to be tamed a bit. But, with Mercury in his shadow, Mars opposing Saturn and Venus waxing into trine with Neptune, it just looks like a struggle to accomplish anything to me. It's as if we want to take off running under the Aries Moon but can only gain momentum through trudging. We are called to streamline our multi-tasking and instead tackle one thing diligently at a time. Then, when the Moon enters Taurus and Venus officially trines Neptune we may just give it all up in favor of enjoying the finer things in life. Eh, c'est la vie. The trudging comes as we drag ourselves through the end of our work week while the “give it up” and “take a break” energy comes in just in time for the weekend. So, it may play out as par for the course, too. But, an initiating Moon under the heaviness of it's ruler opposing Saturn sounds really grumpy to me. So, know that is a possibility as we finish up our week.