Astrological Musings & More

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Sometimes there’s a flurry of planetary movement, while at other times the planets seem to be taking a rest so we can adjust to the energies at hand.

Right now, the Sun’s in Gemini with Venus in Cancer, Mars in Aquarius, Jupiter retrograde in Scorpio, Saturn retrograde in its home planet of Capricorn, Uranus in Taurus, Neptune in its home sign of Pisces, and Pluto is retrograde in Capricorn.

The retrograde planets alone allow us lots of opportunities for learning and growth, if we become aware of and take the time to use those energies. We have three of those right now – Jupiter in Scorpio, Saturn in Capricorn, and Pluto in Capricorn. They won’t be turning direct any time soon, so the energies are there, if we choose to use them to make positive forward movement on our journeys through this lifetime.

For the next two weeks, we have use of the energies of all these planets, in the signs they are currently in, to help us move closer to achieving our dreams, overcoming our obstacles, and ultimately learning more about who we are.

It is only the Moon and Mercury that will offer any changes in energy and here’s what’s happening with them…

Full Moon in Sagittarius

On Tuesday, May 29th, at 10:19 a.m. EDT, A Full Moon in the sign of Sagittarius will take place. This can create idealistic feelings in those affected by its energies or there can be a restlessness which causes a desire for adventure or, at the very least, some form of change or movement.

The spontaneity of this energy can cause you to jump into your car for that adventure in the form of a road trip, even if it’s a short one.

Others may find themselves stimulated in a philosophical and/or intellectual manner. Self-improvement, in all its forms, can now become a goal.

The Sun in Gemini, and it being a Full Moon, only increases this need for activity. Without an outlet, the restlessness can become nervousness. Mental energy can also be wasted, since both the Gemini and Sagittarius are intellectual in nature.

Some good news is that the energies also incline people to be generous, humane, benevolent, warm, friendly, and filled with enthusiasm.

I think people tend to forget that they have a choice how they allow these energies to affect them. This is wonderful Full Moon, filled with energies to help us move forward in our lives, as long as we choose that for ourselves. The idea is to be aware of the pitfalls and avoid them while you make good use of all the good this Full Moon has to offer.

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Then we have Mercury moving into Gemini, a sign it rules, on that same day, May 29th, at 7:49 p.m. EDT.

Here, given its affect on each individual, pure, logical reasoning can be taken to its highest expression. This is a position of versatile, unbiased, and impersonal ability to perceive truth. That does make some people more concerned with facts than feelings.

Some may find that they have a difficult time shutting out external stimuli. Thus, all conversation and activity in their environment can register intensely on their nervous systems. Too much of this, for too long, can make a person confused, irritable, and/or fatigued. If this should happen, solitude in the form of meditation or just quiet will allow a person to refocus their minds.

This can be a time of clear, easy, accurate communication. It’s a very good time for writing and speaking or studying. Curiosity is part of this energy so you may find yourself wanting to seek out answers or information on one or more subjects that have peaked your interest.

There is a mental originality created by this placement that is only surpassed by Mercury in Aquarius. Surprising solutions for problems can be found by the inventiveness of mind created here and now.

But this will only last for two weeks, so take advantage of it while you can!

Mercury in Cancer

When Mercury moves into Cancer on Tuesday, June 12th, at 4:00 p.m. EDT, the energies will shift to those that are not as logical or original as when Mercury was in Cancer. Now, those affected by the new energies, may find they have a kind of sixth sense with an intuition that’s unbeatable. You feel sure of what you know without knowing exactly how you know it!

While people will feel very kind and very sympathetic, the sensitivity to people and surroundings will continue. Uncongenial people will be a turn-off. This time an appeal to the senses, rather than logic, will be of influence to those affected by these energies.

This is a passive mental energy with the mind being inactive and overly impressionable. The memory may be poor now. The mind is influenced by deep-seated emotional patterns. This can create bias and prejudice as you may look at some facts, while ignoring others.

This would be a good time to work with your intuitive nature and, also, to begin to understand how your past affects your present-day problem-solving.

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And, just like that, we’re done! I wish you a very pleasant two weeks…

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Love & Blessed Be

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