The astrology is pretty low-key at the beginning of this week with Mercury taking a more relaxed position in Taurus on Monday. Later in the week, on Thursday, Saturn will make its 2nd trine to Uranus— marking time when we can invite new, exciting and innovative change which expands on our most integral and optimistic goals without compromising all of the hard work we've already put in.
Monday (5/15): Mercury moves out of fiery and willful Aries into chill, comfortable Taurus today. Mercury in Taurus slows down our thoughts and allows our communications to become more grounded, concise and to-the-point. Later this week, Mercury will be re-visiting its position where it stationed retrograde in early April marking the official end of the Mercury’s retrograde shadow period. Mercury’s extended transit through Taurus, we will have ample opportunity to focus on our finances and material comforts in order to create a better foundation for ourselves moving forward.
Tuesday (5/16): No major planetary aspects today. The Moon will be Void-of-Course in Capricorn from 3:24am until 10:47am MST when it moves into the cool and eccentric sign of Aquarius.
Wednesday (5/17): No major planetary aspects today. The Moon will be in Aquarius throughout the day today.
The Aquarius moon is enigmatic. While it brings a sort of voyeuristic emotional detachment in our close relationships, there is also a deeply felt sense of connection with humanity and the world at large. There may be a resistance to the ideas and beliefs of others all the while new inspiration and insight might come about intuitively from out of the blue. This is a great time for innovation, technology and doing things that are outside of the norm. Humanitarian pursuits are favored at this time, and it may prove easier to rally people together for a common cause.
Thursday (5/18): Saturn trines Uranus today, marking the second pass of a very harmonious long-term transit that is active throughout all of 2017. Saturn's trine to Uranus is a relatively rare alignment in which we can invite new, exciting and innovative change which expands on our most integral and optimistic goals without compromising all of the hard work we've already put in to set our plans in motion. This is a time when effort and duty favor individual freedom and expression, and when marching to the beat of a different drummer enhances our ability to bring structure and form to our most far-reaching ambitions. This planetary energy works almost effortlessly on its own, bringing powerful new experiences and insights which can enhance whatever it is we've been building and working toward in the Sagittarius area of our charts and lives. This favorable energy is already in motion (first pass was December 2016) and will be felt for several days before and after the transit goes exact and will come back around for it’s final pass in November of 2017.
Have a beautiful week everyone! Check back on Thursday for the weekend forecast! ☺