The planetary energy this weekend is relatively chill, especially compared to what we were dealing with at the start of this week with Uranus moving into Taurus and squaring off to Mars… on the day of the New Moon, at that! This weekend feels much more low-key, beginning with a grounding and stabilizing square between Mercury and Saturn, which guides us to make practical use of all of the catalyzing and disruptive energy leftover from these past few days, and certainly helps to put our minds at ease.
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Friday (5/18): Mercury, which is currently in Taurus coming off of its erratic and explosive conjunction to Uranus and square with Mars, will be making an incredibly grounded and re-stabilizing trine to Saturn—a much needed energy after the events of this last week! This is a really great energy for getting back to a more practical way of making decisions and future plans. This influence highlights the hard work that is a necessary precursor to the changes we wish to make in our life, and makes it easier to discern between what’s practical and ideas that are just a little bit irrational or over-the-top. Today is a good day for catching up on the little practical details that may have escaped us over these last few days, and for sustained mental work of all kinds. Communications may take on a more serious tone—the end goal being to simply get the job done!
The Moon in its home sign of Cancer makes a sextile to Mercury and an opposition to Saturn early this morning, highlighting the need to get grounded and realistic in order to get ahold of our emotions and bring our plans back on track. The Moon forms a grand trine with Neptune and Jupiter this evening, a dreamy and optimistic influence indeed! This is an excellent Friday night to escape into whatever we can do to help ourselves feel safe, comfortable, and cared for. It’s definitely advisable to back and relax tonight if you are able. ;)
Saturday (5/19): Venus shifts from witty and flirtatious Gemini into the nurturing and supportive sign of Cancer today, causing us to crave deeper emotional bonds in our relationships. In Cancer, Venus shows love by caring for others in a nurturing, motherly way. People may feel contented to cook meals for one-another and spend a night in watching Netflix rather than spending an evening on the town under this influence. People may be more apt to share their emotions with others, seeking solace and support from loved ones when burdens feel too heavy to be carried alone. Luckily, Venus in Cancer makes it much easier to find a kind and gentle shoulder to lean on.
Venus in Cancer makes a supportive sextile over to Uranus in Taurus today, bringing unexpected excitement and positive change that comes through our relationships. Today is a great day to try something new with a partner (maybe an exotic cooking class, with the two notorious food-loving signs of Taurus and Cancer involved) or to share exciting, innovative ideas with a close group of friends. Inspiration may come through our connections today, so don’t shy away from answering that phone call or accepting that date so long as it feels good to you.
The Moon today will enter it’s waxing crescent phase in sextile with the Sun in Taurus before going Void-of-Course in Cancer at 2:14pm MST. The Crescent Moon phase is a time when the seeds planted at the time of the new moon first begin to sprout. This can be an exciting time of exploring new ideas. This is an ideal time to get out into the world to meet new people and test the waters by beginning to take action on your intentions. This is a very optimistic time when we anticipate the potential of the new plans and projects that are about to take form over the coming lunar month. This lunar phase is associated with the Triple Goddess in her maiden form, representing the energy of purity, growth, curiosity and the sprouting of new life.
The Moon moves into the passionate and playful sign of Leo at 4:10pm MST, where it will remain for the next 2.5 days. Self-expression is what the moon in Leo is all about. This is a time when our creative passions take center stage, and we can feel more confident and optimistic about our ambitions. In generous, outgoing Leo, celebrations and socializing are also favored as well as heartfelt connections and romance. This is a beautiful time to indulge in hobbies and play. There is a tendency with the moon in Leo for people to become more emotionally expressive and dramatic. People may be more susceptible to vanity, self-centeredness, and over inflation of the ego at this time.
The Moon makes a square to Uranus in Taurus followed by an opposition to Mars in Aquarius this evening, bringing a bit of unexpected excitement, passion, and emotional disruption or frustration, potentially leading us to make some sort of minor adjustment or change to our plans.
Sunday (5/20): Happy birthday Gemini! The Sun today shifts from the grounded and earthy sign of Taurus into the playful and curious sign of Gemini at 7:15pm MST. The Sun in Gemini causes us to become much more inquisitive, splitting our consciousness between many different ideas and topics that pique our interest. This is an excellent time to learn an new language or skill, as our minds are highlighted over the course of this next month. Gemini loves to socialize, making this a great time for parties and gatherings of all kinds!
The Moon today continues to transit the fiery and romantic sign of Leo, making a square to Mercury early this morning, indicating the potential to allow our minds to get in the way of our intuition—or vise versa. The Moon makes a square to Jupiter before going Void-of-Course at 8:30pm MST, indicating we may realize we’ve had unrealistic hopes and expectations when it comes to plans initiated over these last couple of days.
Have a beautiful week! Be sure to check back on Sunday for the weekday forecast! :)