There’s a lot going in the astrology this weekend with the Sun squaring the Lunar Nodes before moving into the playful and curious sign of Gemini on Saturday (Happy Birthday to all of my Gemini readers)! This comes shortly after Mercury’s conjunction to Uranus last week and subsequent trine to the North Node on Monday, which highlighted the energy of the North Node’s trine to Uranus, which comes exact in early June. With all of these triggers to the lunar nodes, we are in some karmic and fated times and we are certainly getting a good taste of what the nodal transit through Leo & Aquarius will have in store for us over the coming 18 months. Pay attention to insights, signs, synchronicities and omens this weekend as the messages are coming in loud and clear so long as we are open to receiving them.
Friday (5/19): Venus in the fiery and passionate sign of Aries opposes retrograde Jupiter in Libra today, putting relationships at the forefront. We may desire more excitement, passion and intensity in our romantic contacts at this time, but the pull to put the needs of others before our own may inhibit us from achieving the satisfaction we desire. There is opposition and disconnect occurring between our desire for growth, harmony and balance in our relationships and our desire to serve our own passions and self-interest. We may feel more impulsive and energized to take action in relationships and financial matters at this time; however, the trick to achieving balance is to seriously consider the needs and desires of the other before making a move. Acting out of integrity in all financial and relationship matters is also key, as Jupiter in Libra represents our deeply held values and beliefs and, in Libra, requires us to insure we are not stepping on anyone else’s toes before moving forward.
The Sun in Taurus comes into square with the Lunar Nodes today, causing challenge and tension aiming to catalyze movement toward our true path or calling. Over these next 18 months, the North and South Nodes will be transiting Leo & Aquarius (click here for a full description of this important transit, including a breakdown by sign!) calling on us to act less from the head and more from the heart. We are all moving into a more genuine, heart-centered way of connecting and communicating with others, and with the Sun in Taurus in square to the nodes, we are being asked to re-assess what it is we truly value in our physical reality. Doing so will give us a better understanding of what we must hold on to as well as what we must let go of moving forward. Pay attention to insights, messages, and seemingly fated events and chance encounters that come up this weekend— especially those that cause friction or tension between our comfort zones and the new areas you are feeling compelled to explore.
Saturday (5/20): It’s officially Gemini season! The Sun moves into the playful and intelligent sign of Gemini at 1:23pm MST today. With the Sun in Gemini, we become much more curious about the world around us. This next month is an excellent month for exploration and play. Mercury, planet of communication, is the ruler of Gemini, making this an excellent time for party planning and socializing with colleagues and friends! Gemini season is a great time for marketing or networking to make important business contacts. Gemini is the sign of the “twins,” and carries with it a dualistic nature. With the Sun in Gemini, our minds become sharper and we become more aware of the roles we play in different social situations. We are better able to compartmentalize different areas of our lives and show up the way we need to across various situations to achieve our own end. On the same token, there can be a tendency toward manipulation under the influence of the trickster planet Mercury— be aware of offers and ideas that seem too good to be true over the coming month!
Sunday (5/21): No major planetary aspects today. The Moon is waning in the fiery, headstrong sign of Aries today.
Thank you all so much for your love and support! Be sure to check back on Sunday for the weekday forecast. Have a beautiful weekend! ☺