There is a lot going on in the heavens over the next two months. I am also seeing a lot of really sensationalist stuff about it. So I thought I would post something a little more realistic.
This is good for all sun signs, these planetary movements affect everyone in a similar fashion. Your particular chart might show an emphasis on one thing over another, but without doing a chart for each person that can’t really be determined accurately. This is for entertainment purposes only, no results are guaranteed, your mileage may vary, and any other necessary disclaimers to make my lawyer happy.
Saturn turns retrograde on May 23rd in Aquarius and lasts until October 22nd. This starts the two month season of celestial happenings. This transit usually marks a time when we tend to agree to things that we shouldn’t. We are hasty to say yes, when we really should think it through a little more. So take time with your decisions, even if you feel it needs to be done quickly.
This isn’t a good time to incorporate a new business unless the plans have been in the works for a while already. It is a good time to review existing plans and make adjustments where your work or career is concerned. Retrograde periods in general are a good time for “re-“ activities. Review, readjust, renew are the activities that are supported by retrogrades.
At the same time, we are in the last quarter of the waxing moon before the full moon and eclipse on the 26th. During this part of the lunar cycle, we are asked to trust and have faith even though the future might not seem clear. Our emotions and energy might lean toward the lower end of the spectrum, but have faith in yourself and the plans you have put into place. Not everything you are feeling is what it seems on the surface.
Take time with your emotions. If you are down, know this will pass. It is a natural part of the cycle of energy. It is a time of lower energy emotionally. Recharge your emotional batteries, that is what this time is for. Your temper might be a little shorter right now with the Sun’s aspect to Mars. Slow down and think before you act. Make sure that you actually convey what you mean to convey.
Next up is the Lunar eclipse in Sagittarius on the 26th. Lunar eclipses block the sun’s light from reflecting on the earth. As such, your personal light might be blocked by earthly concerns. There might be a period of struggle with ideas coming into expression in the world.
You could possibly experience a pessimism about the state of the world in relation to your life. Who would blame you with everything going on in the world right now. Just realize this isn’t a reality, it is just a feeling and it will pass. Make time for fun things and remember to laugh. We can’t be serious all the time, fun and laughter have just as much importance in in our lives, make room for them.
When the moon moves into Capricorn on the 27th your determination and patience will return. With the moon in Capricorn it is a good time to focus on one goal you want to accomplish in the next month. Plan, and move forward taking one step at a time. You will accomplish it.
The last big happening is Mercury turns retrograde in Gemini on the 29th. This will last until June 24th. This is where most of the misinformation abounds. Mercury retrograde isn’t what it is made out to be. It happens three times a year, every year. If it was the catastrophe it is made out to be we would all feel like we were living on the Titanic.
What Mercury retrograde actually means is communication issues and mental perception and processing issues. Mercury is the working mind. With it happening in Gemini the focus is on thinking.
So things might feel as though they are moving too fast. There might be lots of distractions and over thinking. Slow down. Think before you speak and make sure you are saying what you really mean.
Your schedule might feel a little overwhelming. So it might be wise to look at it and make room for yourself.
Your mind might be running a million miles and hour. Take time to meditate, slow it down and tame the monkey mind chattering at you constantly.
Mercury retrograde is a great time to finish up projects and catch up with old friends.
This retrograde has Mercury in aspect to Venus from the 28th to the 29th. This will put the focus on what our heart desires for a couple of days. This isn’t just love interests, it is anything our heart desires.
Since retrogrades are good times for “re-“ activities, go back and pull out that plan for your future that you always wanted. It is time to review it and see if it still fits. Rewrite it to include where you are in your life now. Consider plans to readjust your life to include more things on that list.
All in all, the remainder of the month of May is about focusing on yourself. Your goals, your heart’s desire, what you want in life. It isn’t a good time to take action, but it is the perfect time to look at it again. Even if it isn’t a written plan, we all have that “if only” list in our heads. Review it, refine it and let it perk for a while. Later in the year, it will be time for action. Right now it is time for reflection. Use the time wisely.
Also remember, it is easy to miscommunicate right now, with yourself and with others. Take the time to make sure what you say is what you mean, and be kind. You aren’t the only one going through this. If someone says something that upsets you or is out of character, remember it might not have been meant how it sounds. It is ok to ask for clarity.