The planetary energy is pretty light this weekend but the tension is certainly building as we come into the face-off between the two “great malefics” on Monday, with Mars in Gemini opposing Saturn in Sagittarius. This frustrating aspect creates tension and friction between our desires to act and the restrictions and responsibilities brought about by Saturn and can be felt 2-3 days prior to the opposition coming exact. Used constructively, this energy can assist us in gaining an eagle-eye perspective on the options laid out in front of us and can aid us in working diligently and intensely toward our long-term goals and plans. On the flip side, the burden of limitation posed by the Saturnian influences in our lives can have us lashing out or manipulating others in order to get what we want. Tread lightly this weekend and choose your words and actions wisely to avoid unnecessary difficulty and conflict.
Friday (5/26): No major planetary aspects. We’re still working with yesterday’s Gemini New Moon vibes, so be sure to take time out to set your intentions for the month if you haven’t done so already. ☺
Saturday (5/27): No major planetary aspects. The Moon comes into its home sign of Cancer early this morning, which is a wonderful energy for self-care and spending time at home connecting with family and loved-ones.
Sunday (5/28): Mercury in grounded, earthy Taurus makes a supportive sextile over to Neptune in Pisces today, linking the intellectual mind with our spiritual connectedness and compassion. This is an excellent energy for visualization, dream work, and creative endeavors of all kinds (although activities involving music and creative writing may prove particularly fruitful). When we actively engage with this energy, the mind and spirit can collaborate in a very intentional and grounded way.
Monday (5/29): Mars in Gemini comes into opposition with Saturn in Sagittarius today, marking the culmination point of a very intense planetary influence that’s been building for several days now. Mars in Gemini can be a very impulsive influence as Mars in this placement compels us to act and explore while Saturn works to restrain and control our willful self-expression. Now is a time when we may become very frustrated as we may feel restricted in our ability to act as we please due to our obligations and responsibilities. This is not a time to simply jump into something new without taking the proper steps to ensure we’re doing things the right way. In order to utilize the influence of Mars and Saturn effectively, we must take into account all of the possibilities, along with the bigger picture, before taking a very deliberate and calculated risk. This is a very tense aspect, and many of us may feel obligated to go out and socialize even though we don’t necessarily want to, causing us to feel restricted in our movement and resentful of our responsibilities to others. Expect people to be a bit more tense and on edge than normal this holiday weekend and tread lightly to avoid unnecessary difficulty and conflict.
I hope you all have a beautiful weekend! Be sure to back on Monday for the weekday forecast! ☺
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