Astrology weather for Thursday, May 24
Mercury moves into Gemini today which usually means more e-mail and text messages, as well as more conversations and ideas floating around. You may also have a bit more contact with siblings, neighbors and co-workers you usually just nod to in the hall. If you have planets in early degrees of Gemini, the effect will be stronger for you (have your astrology chart done if you haven’t already!)
Astrology for May 21 and looking ahead
Did you feel the sense of shift and a surge of new ideas Sunday? Even if you were not actually watching the eclipse, its energy still has an effect. The optimism and sense of new beginnings you may have felt with yesterday’s Gemini New Moon is road-tested against reality today. Today Gemini’s ruler Mercury, planet of communications, transportation and ideas, forms an awkward angle (a quincunx, also known as an inconjunct—learn the meaning of this aspect here) with Saturn, planet of limitations. You may find obstacles require that you re-adjust your plans and/or apply extra diplomacy.
Astrology update for May 18
This weekend’s astrology weather has big news, but let’s briefly look at today and Saturday first. The ongoing trine (favorable relationship) between action-oriented Mars and transformative Pluto continues today, with the Moon joining in to create a Grand Trine in earth signs. Moon in trine to Pluto particularly in earth signs, can be somewhat moody, casting an emotional cloud over the potential of the Mars-Pluto relationship. You may feel as if your wheels are spinning in mud, getting caught up in memories or tripping over your feelings as you try to accomplish practical tasks.
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.