With a New Moon in Taurus occurring while Uranus enters Taurus AND squares the fiery and aggressive planet Mars, this week is full of tension, dramatic new beginnings and catalyzing energy that serves to bring about liberation and, of course, CHANGE! The beginning of this week promises to be a wild ride, but luckily we finish out the week with more peaceful, harmonious influences to balance things out a bit.
Monday (5/14): Today the Moon in Taurus makes harmonious aspects between Saturn, Neptune and Pluto as we enter into the energy of tomorrow’s New Moon, indicating the potential for a brief period of smooth sailing prior to the overwhelming influence of shift, frustration and change that will peak tomorrow into Wednesday.
Tuesday (5/15): Today is the big day! There are three big events today, the first being the New Moon in Taurus, the 2nd is Mars in its pre-retrograde shadow phase leaving Capricorn to move into Aquarius, and, finally, the main event is the BIG, revolutionary shift of Uranus moving into Taurus AND being squared by Mars (a transit that technically comes exact tomorrow, at 12:04 am MST)! This is a HUGE day marked by a lot of potential for change and transition.
The New Moon in Taurus comes exact early this morning at 4:48am MST, ushering a new lunar cycle marked by new beginnings in the area of all things physical. Taurus rules finance, stability, food, and gardening, and it also rules enjoying life through the sensory experience. Between this New Moon and Uranus moving into Taurus this morning, this is an excellent time to sit back and reflect on the new beginnings and major changes that are necessary in these areas of your life. Where have you been allowing stagnant, stuck energy or old habits and emotional patterns prevent you from enjoying sensory pleasures or making the necessary changes to the physical foundation in your life? In what areas do you feel frustrated, “caged-in,” and just downright fed-up with the status quo, and what can you do on a physical level to begin to break free and create the life you truly desire? These are the questions to begin asking yourself today, as the themes that come up around this time in your life and in the collective experience will be revisited time-and-time-again over these next few months, if not the next eight years!
For those interested in diving DEEP into the eight-year transit of Uranus in Taurus, I have created the ULTIMATE Complete Guide to Uranus in Taurus, packed with written information and videos about timing of transits, major astrological events, global predictions AND written forecasts for all 12 signs! Follow this link to truly learn how to navigate this transit and make the best use of the change that lies ahead.
The Moon today goes Void-of-Course at 1:29pm after making a harmonious trine with Mars in Capricorn. At 1:43pm the Moon moves into the playful and witty sign of Gemini where it will remain for the next 2.5 days.
Mars today moves into the enigmatic sign of Aquarius, swaying people to take action in more unconventional ways. With the planet governing willpower in the humanitarian sign of Aquarius, more care is taken to only initiate action in the interest of the greatest good of all concerned.
Wednesday (5/16): Mars in Gemini comes into an EXPLOSIVE square with Uranus in Taurus today, super early this morning at 12:04am MST. This transit urges us, rather aggressively, to break free from old limitations and restrictions in order to become more liberated. This aspect also brings a tendency to act quite impulsively, as Uranus brings shocking insights and unexpected stressors that make the status quo seem completely intolerable under this influence. Because people may be quick to make hasty and often irrational changes just to shake things up and remove themselves from a tight spot, some of us may find ourselves acting on suppressed rebellion and creating revolutionary breakthroughs in our lives, while others will simply create a mess. If you are uncertain of which action to take, it is best to take some time out to reflect on the flood of ideas and impulses coming in order to avoid accidents and mistakes.
The Moon today brings confusion when it comes to our emotions, intuition and overall subjective experience as it comes into square with Neptune in Pisces this evening. People may be guided by idealistic fantasies about how things should be, rather than more grounded and realistic appraisals under this influence.
Thursday (5/17): The Moon today goes Void-of-Course in Gemini at 11:18am MST before moving into its home sign of Cancer at 2:47pm MST where it will remain for the next 2.5 days. The moon in Cancer is very intuitive, nurturing, and emotional. This is a time when people become more empathic and emotions can be felt very deeply. Self-care becomes important during this time and people tend to retreat to the home to engage in activities that allow them to feel safe, comfortable and cared-for. People may be more drawn to familiarity and less willing to step outside of their comfort zones. Cancer is the sign of the home and real estate, so related activities including purchasing and renovating a home are favored at this time. Deep emotional bonds are also emphasized, making the moon’s transit through Cancer a time when more importance may be placed on family ties, especially connection with the mother.
Have a beautiful day! Be sure to check back on Thursday for the weekend forecast! :)