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May 5-11, 2024

This week is about letting go and getting ready. Out with the old and in with the new. But what exactly is going to be new besides the Moon on Tuesday? That is mostly for us to decide. Some things we cherish and hold on to with white knuckles have festered and created turbulence and upset in our lives and the lives of those around us. Maybe we need to find something brilliant to replace what has gone dim. This week is one of inner personal development: breaking free from the shackles of the masses, assessing what we value, discovering new directions and people, and taking it all in for deep processing. What we find throughout this week can help pave the way for a brighter season of sustainability and tranquility.

 

Sunday, May 5, 2024

Moon conjunct its North Node in Aries

 

Today brings an emphasis to our individuality and our motivation to strive toward what we desire to manifest in our lives over the next several months. This aspect is like a turning point that helps reveal to us what we are truly seeking in our deepest core. There are burning desires, hidden passions, and even a sense that we are unsure of what we really want out of life. These kinds of things can emerge today, seemingly welling up from our root chakra and winding their way up through our heart and into our psyche to reveal themselves as epiphanies not to be dismissed and disregarded.

 

If we take a long and close enough look at the separations that need to take place, we can recognize the reasons for them more clearly. While change is always afoot, we often forget, neglect, or resist the most fundamental types of change necessary for our growth and well-being. When Moon is in Aries, we can feel a much more poignant push to act upon our needs and desires. Sometimes we need to remind ourselves, however, to act carefully and with due diligence. It is a very apropos day to focus intently upon what we love, what we want, and how to bring into existence that which honors both of those things AND respects and honors those we love.

 

Monday, May 6, 2024

Moon conjunct Mercury and Chiron in Aries

Moon in Taurus square Pluto in Aquarius

Mercury conjunct Chiron in Aries

 

The flavor of the day is mastery and action with a sprinkle of resistance. The stark reminders of what we are passionate about and what we seek to become masters of beckons us through the gauntlets we must endure to achieve such mastery. Chiron wants us to learn from our struggles and our suffering so that we do not have to live with such pain anymore AND so we can bring the evolutionary lessons we learn to those we encounter along our voyage through life. When we are driven by our desires, the work becomes much more effortless and natural, so taking into consideration what we love and want our future to look like can help us determine what we truly wish to master.

 

Others may confront us about these desires and question their validity, pragmatism, and purpose. This can frustrate us, depress us, and send us reeling into questioning who we are, what we want, and why. We must resist the resistance imposed upon us by others so that our life’s purpose is not tainted, disregarded, or left unheeded. Taking the reins of our own life into our own hands to ensure we enable ourselves to master exactly what we feel called to do requires a sacred respect for our individuality and unique identity. Today we can see the summits of the mountains we have always dreamed of climbing, not just someone else’s mountains.

 

Tuesday, May 7, 2024

Sun in Taurus sextile Saturn in Pisces

Moon conjunct Venus in Taurus

*New Moon at 18° Taurus at 11:22pm EDT*

 

We find our footing today by taking the time to appreciate what we value in this life. Counting our blessings often requires a reminder to do so, so I will remind us all to do this today, including myself. Working with this concept of values, we can scan the hard drive of our soft, supple hearts to discover everything that holds a sacred place in our lives. The people, the places, the things, and the experiences we have had and will have are touchstones and testaments that help define us. But more importantly, they help tell the story of our lives. What exactly do we hold so dear to our hearts?

 

One thing is for sure, we are bound to find ourselves looking around us, daydreaming about someone or someplace we love, and realizing they are all integral facets of our individual unique lives. But what we are being called upon to do on this New Moon is assess the sacred presence of what we value and ask ourselves what we wish to value much less or more than we have before. Have we stubbornly neglected anything that should be held in much higher esteem than we have previously? Is there a trait, a person, a behavior, a resistance, an addiction that needs to be changed and either left behind or brought on board?

 

Realizing what we cherish sometimes requires concentration and meditation, because so often we run through our days forgetting to pay attention to them, which in turn makes us take them for granted. So, holding space for our values is asked of us today. And considering how anything we hold dear to us affects our relationships can help us notice if we are disregarding certain boundaries we should be respecting and honoring more diligently. The possibility of facing consequences related to boundaries we have neglected to pay attention to is present today, so staying vigilant and aware of the whims of our unconscious behavior can help us become more aware of why we love what we love.

 

Wednesday, May 8, 2024

Moon conjunct Uranus in Taurus

Moon conjunct Jupiter in Taurus

Moon in Taurus sextile Neptune in Pisces

Moon in Gemini trine Pluto in Aquarius

 

As we venture into this new lunation, Moon passes before Uranus and Jupiter, coaxing us to pay close attention to the sustainability of our lifestyle. Do we need to upgrade something to improve our outlook ahead? Do we need to change jobs? Do we need to let go of a luxury that unnecessarily depletes our bank account? Can we invest in something that will help us in the long run? Opportunities might present themselves around this time, so staying cognizant of where those may be coming from can help guarantee we do not miss out on something that can make our lives considerably more comfortable and more sustainable.  

 

And while we ponder the hope and inspiration available to us today, we can relish the enormous abundance life provides us when we step back and honor all that we actually have to be thankful for. We may also find ourselves wavering on our inner security and self-confidence, instead retreating into old familiar patterns in hopes of avoiding any changes we might have previously begun pursuing. If we hold the line and stay strong in our convictions to make our lives a better place for not just ourselves, but also our loved ones, we can revel in the late-night uplifting influence that helps us release our initial propensity to retreat to the old.

 

Thursday, May 9, 2024

Moon in Gemini sextile Mars in Aries

 

As the Gemini Moon sweeps across the skies today, we are reminded to honor our giddy spirit to socialize, discover, and adapt to our circumstances, whether they are unchanged or new and exciting. Even more enticing is our zest for newness that emanates from today’s sole aspect. There are likely going to be plenty of directions we want to take from here, and we may not know exactly which one excites us more, but at least we are hopefully finding such exhilaration a reminder that life ebbs and flows with an eagerness we cannot always satiate.

 

Being prepared for what awaits us down the line can help us breeze through any possible setbacks with greater serenity and poise, but if we jump the gun on anything that revs up our motors, we can miss the mark entirely and end up back peddling across any array of missteps and poor decisions. It would be a good idea to anticipate what lies ahead without fixating upon a specific fantasy outcome. Pragmatism and patience are usually called for when Aries and Gemini dominate the day. Feisty, yes. But remaining hyper aware of our reactions can help avoid any sudden entanglements.

 

Friday, May 10, 2024

Moon in Gemini square Saturn in Pisces

Moon in Gemini sextile Chiron and Mercury in Aries

Moon in Gemini square Neptune in Pisces

 

While we dust off our boots after yesterday’s foray in the hills of adventure, we can reflect upon the consequences of our actions, the lines we should be respecting, and the relevance of the conversations we shared while venturing about. Along with these reflections, we can begin to notice today how to design the path ahead so that our light shines brighter than it has before. What are we trying to achieve, hoping to master, wanting to elevate and bring into the full spectrum of the world view? The freedom we seek so that we can invest our time and energy in being all that we can be usually requires some sort of sacrifice, so what will we choose to lay to rest so that we can shine our brightest?

 

The challenges we face on a day-to-day basis are sometimes huge and sometimes none, but overall they usually silently convey the work we must put forth to get to where we hope to be someday sooner than later. How do we know if a challenge is worth conquering? We can ask ourselves whether or not we see progress on the other side of that challenge. Confusion often gets the better of us, as does lack of confidence, so grappling with these challenges, at the very least, should be our first line of work toward rekindling that golden glow that once shone brilliantly within us.

 

Saturday, May 11, 2024

Moon in Cancer square Mars in Aries

 

Just as we felt the heat of the flares of our hearts beaming with excitement on Thursday, now we must contend with how to process any outcomes that arose from our actions. Did we pursue something prematurely? Did we jump the gun? Did we make a new friend too quickly? Going back over the choices we made to find where we took a wrong turn can at least teach us more about our capacity for patience and due diligence. Wrong turns are inevitable in life, even for the most astute decision makers out there, so we must not suffer the consequences of our actions too harshly. Instead, we can learn from our mistakes and make better ones moving forward.

 

All in all, the emotional upsets we encounter along the way show us where the work is. If we remain open to these upsets and challenges, and especially the lessons therein, we emerge on the other side of them with an enhanced perspective, greater awareness, and more emotional maturity than we had leading up to their arrival. For this we can be grateful, and with that gratitude we can accept future upsets and challenges with more grace and understanding, and an openness to what we might learn the next time around. May we all find peace and acceptance within our souls to honor the hard work life brings us so we can help ourselves and those around us conquer the inevitable emotional turbulence we all experience.

 

This week is filled with a deep assessment of our values and sustainability, along with pursuing yet tempering our passions to coincide with those values. Do we know what we want to bring into our lives? Do we know what we want to get rid of? How stubborn have we been to let go? Do we feel like a baby raccoon hopelessly dangling from a branch high above with only some random human to rely on to catch us? Once we let go, what we were afraid of becomes much more clear and apparent to us, teaching us that change does not have to involve such resistance. But when we cling to what does not help us grow, something inside of us begins to rot and fights to be set free. The journey requires change no matter how hard we resist it, so letting our guard down to accept the journey will surely show us how glorious the whole experience of life can be.

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