Astrology weather for May 15, 2012
Venus goes retrograde in Gemini today and will remain in apparent backward motion until June 27. The periods when the planet named for the Roman goddess of love and beauty appears from the earth’s perspective to go backward in the sky tend to be bad times to make any decisions related to matters that Venus rules. Astrology wisdom suggests that you avoid, for example, getting a new hairstyle, choosing a wedding dress or buying a new decorative item for your home during this time.
Astrology weather for Friday into next week
As I write this Friday afternoon, the Moon is in Aquarius. Aquarian Moons tend to dispose us toward intellectual exploration, innovation, technology and/or broader social understanding. Aquarius also loves its freedom, so this is not the time to try to pin anyone down about any concerns.
Planetary movements and how they affect you
The two fastest moving heavenly bodies we track in astrology are the Moon and Mercury. The Moon tends to have an influence on our moods and emotions, while Mercury affects our intellect, as well as how we communicate and move around our immediate environment. If you want to learn astrology on a deeper, experiential level, try learning to sense the different energies you experience on all levels, physically, mentally and emotionally, as these two planets do their circular dance through the zodiac.
Today the ancient pagan celebration of spring, called Beltane in the Celtic tradition, also known in ancient Rome as Floralia, in Germany as Walpurgisnacht. This holiday celebrates all the best qualities associated with Venus-ruled Taurus: the lush beauty of nature, and all forms of sensual pleasure. Depending on where you are located, the weather may or may not look like spring, but astrologically there’s abundant Taurean energy going on right now. Not only is the Sun is making its annual passage through the fixed earth sign, but Jupiter and Mercury are there, as well as the goddess asteroids Vesta, Ceres and Sedna plus the Dark Moon Lilith.
(image: Austin Rose Garden Green Man, by SiGarb via Wikimedia)