Morning Star: Astrology for May 8 to May 9, 2017

Monday, May 8, 2017

Early this morning, the Moon in Libra squared off with Pluto in Capricorn. Coming off a rather sedate weekend, this could have caused a bit of panic and even some nightmares. I feel today may actually feel like a peak in energy due the Moon's movements as we come upon our Full Moon in Scorpio on Wednesday night. This is due the fact that the third Mercury/Uranus conjunction is strongly waxing into play and the Moon will pass by this catalytic energy by opposition today.

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The Moon opposes Mercury at 3:43 PM and moves on to oppose Uranus at 4:48 PM. This is a rather unsettling energy that could cause disagreements or arguments. The final conjunction of these two occurs early morning on the 10th and it can't come soon enough in my opinion. I miss the solid common sense of Mercury in Taurus. This Mercury/Uranus business is usable but it's left many in a semi-short circuited state in which some mental concepts are being made way much more complicated than they need to be. Plus, it can be nerve wracking and particularly unstable especially due the fact it's been vibrating in the background for the last two weeks. Enough, already.
At any rate, today the Moon passes by the waxing conjunction that can't come to an end soon enough. It could be upsetting to the Libra Moon who is down with a good debate but not so much down with rudeness or a lack of decorum. It's hard to have an intelligent conversation with someone when they are screaming over you. It's hard to have an debate with someone who has lost touch with reality or cannot come up off a singular minded point of view to see the whole picture. All that holds potential for frustration. The best bet is avoidance of situations or discussions that could become heated. Save it for a time when folks are a little more sane and the conversation can be more productive. This is mainly just a set up for needless drama. I'll gladly take a pass on that.

By 7:00 PM, the Moon stabilizes in sextile to Saturn in Sagittarius prior to reaching Void status. This settles things before we retire for the night. The Moon remains Void until entering Scorpio at 1:02 AM.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

The big news today under this Scorpio Moon is the fact that the Sun in Taurus meets Pluto by trine. I've been sick for weeks. I'm hoping for some physical restoration here. I have no doubt I'm not alone in that and am also fairly sure this transit will be supportive to many. We are looking at potential restoration of the physical and emotional here as we are under the influence of so much Pluto. Deeply rooted repairs are possible. Clearing and stabilizing reconstruction. Traction and grit.

This trine perfects at 2:20 PM at 19 degrees of our Earth signs. Along with tomorrow's final perfection of Mercury to Uranus, this leads us into our Full Moon in Scorpio. It looks a lot like a jump start to me in which final pieces of the puzzle plunk into place and we can move on. I also think there is quite a bit of potential to move quickly forward following this Full Moon as Mars will soon enter out of bounds status soon after. Now, there are downfalls to that. But, we've been dealing with a somewhat grating “stuck in place” type of astrological energy for some time. A boost in a forward direction may be a good thing. I'm kind of looking forward to that. If nothing else, the powerful Earth trine offers essential grounding as the extended shocks to our system meet with crescendo.
The Sabian Symbols for this trine read as follows:

For Pluto moving toward 19 Capricorn: Five-year-old proudly does her mother's marketing. When I was three or four, I watched my mother as she furiously cleaned house. As a person with Venus in Virgo, I wanted to help. To the bathroom I went with a full can of S.O.S. Cleaning Powders. My mother walked in to the bathroom about midway through my efforts to find me enclosed in a cloud of bleach dust. After that, she taught me how to help in a way that I didn't risk gassing myself to death. In this Symbol, we have a daughter proudly emulating what her mother has taught her. She's still quite young. Someone who can do marketing at the tender age of 5 is way ahead of her time. Apparently, she has good role models who have instilled in her the confidence and knowledge she needs. With the Moon's ruler falling on this degree, chances are you have been prepared for what lies ahead as well.

For the Sun moving toward 20 Taurus: Wisps of clouds like wings are streaming across the sky. (from Dane Rudhyar) exalted state of consciousness; lightness and breadth of being and understanding. Mystical and ecstatic self-expansion.

It all looks very stabilizing to me and I think it will be a welcomed energy. It's a good day to feel better and to re-root yourself in some common sense and grounding. This is good for reconnecting to the physical and grounding while taking time to also regenerate and restore a bit. Most will be focused on their own agenda today with little left over for socialization and small talk. Take care of business if you can or use the rich Earth energy to recapture your grip on simplicity and reality. We've been shocked and scared and rattled enough. This is your opportunity to dig in your heels and survive in spite of all that.