Sagittarius Eclipse – May 26, 2021

The Full Moon on May 26th, 2021 is a Lunar Eclipse. It is in the sign of Sagittarius at 5 degrees. A Sagittarius moon makes us feel adventurous and itching to travel. If travel is limited it will send us off in our minds exploring theories, philosophies, theologies, and even legalities. At this full moon eclipse, we can expect to encounter some truth. Likely a shocking truth!

Since it is a Full Moon Eclipse this is a truth that has been bubbling beneath the surface for some time and is now making itself know. A couple of years ago I was in New Orleans. I had met some people from Europe who told me that Europeans love Trump. I found this shocking assuming that everyone had a problem with Trump. Two days ago I came across a list of nominees for the Nobel Peace Prize in Norway for 2021. It said that Trump was nominated for the second time. It explained exactly what the European tourist explained as the reason. While he was in office he did not bomb other countries. Other countries saw him as the most peaceful US President. Wow! I realized then and again now, how I saw the world was not how everyone saw the world. It was the second time that I had been thrown off by my liberal eco-chamber. If you have been living in an eco-chamber of like-minded individuals, scoffing at others in a reality that you presume to be THE Reality, this may be the eclipse to remind you that this is not the case. Even if the truth is a little disorienting, shocking, or ego-crushing, just remember, the truth will set you free!

Sagittarius is said to be the bachelor sign, and so it often wants to enjoy its pursuits alone. This will be challenge as the the Sabian symbol for the Lunar Eclipse is “a game of cricket”. While some games can be played alone, some one-on-one, cricket is a team sport, played with others. Team sports such as cricket teach how to work together as a team, to play up each other’s strengths, to read each other, and encourage and build strategy. Sagittarius is also said to be the bachelor(ette), wanting to go off on its own. Though we may not feel comfortable in a team setting, this full moon is calling on us to sit with our discomfort and to participate with others. We have something to teach. Or perhaps someone on the team has something to teach us. The trick will be delivering or receiving the message in a way that can be heard. Plato said that intelligence is not intelligence if it is not imbued with the soul – with these two together, they become wisdom. Truth imparted with wisdom is what creates team solidarity. Truth lacking in soul and wisdom only creates perfectionism and winning at all costs. It fractures and leaves hurt feelings.

If you do get your feelings hurt, this may be the last straw and you’ll know these are not your people. Just be sure that you are responding with your own inner truth and not just a hurt ego. The full moon’s ruler is Jupiter in Pisces bringing in excessive emotion. This emotion may be excessively positive or excessively negative – there is no in between. The moon is also square Vesta in Virgo asking you to try your best to balance through prayer or mediation or some other practice that helps you to ground and to stay true to your convictions.

During the eclipse, the shadow of the earth comes between the moon and the sun blocking out the sun’s light on the moon, this time for a full 15 minutes. The sun is in Gemini and the temptation will be to shut off or Gemini’s curiosity. It may also shut off the lights only for us to see things differently when they are turned back on. The sun’s ruler is mercury, which just entered its shadow phase will be going retrograde shortly. It also just squared Neptune and is close to Venus. This can bring up flirty words that upset, fibs, white lies, or whole untruths.

All in all, this is a time to take in information, try our best to balance, and contemplate our next steps. Try not to take hasty actions. Anything done during an eclipse is always a done deal – no going back!

I don’t advise any ceremony today. Just go with the flow and respond!

Horoscope: May 27 – June 2, 2019

May 27 – June 2

Money is the root of all Love

What to expect: Shifts in what matters
What to watch out for: Changes in money and love
What will it affect? Money, Relationships, values

On May 28th, the Sun will oppose Ceres. Ceres has been retrograde in Sagittarius making us question our beliefs around nurturing. Ceres brings up themes around children, food and the cycles of life and death, planting and harvesting. As these two oppose we think about these topics further. We go deeper into our beliefs around abortion, climate change, overpopulation, overuse and the impact of all of these.

Neptune will also trine Juno. Neptune is said to be the highest octave of Venus though mostly associated with love, is also associated with money. Juno also associated with love – the sustained partnership variety AND is also associated with money. The Goddess Juno Moneta was protectress of the mint! With these two making a trine, relationship are elevated to a higher spiritual level. And this also means that money matters can also be elevated to a higher level.

As Juno in cancer comes to oppose Saturn and conjunct the North node on May 30th, we see a major shift in how money is minted. In truth it’s been happening for a while. With app’s now being released to allow for easier day to day purchase, it seems likely that we may see a surge this week with the use of cryptocurrency. Cryptocurreny embodies a Neptunian concept of money. Many find it hard to grasp. It is structured and lives on the internet and servers. In truth, so does the money we currently use day to day. On the occasion we use it’s traditional paper form, but mostly we transact in a online world. What’s  different is that while banks are centrally controlled, cryptocurrency is not. The large banks are represented at the south node with Saturn in Capricorn. They have been experiencing threats to the centralized banking system by this decentralized technology.

Why? Sun Opposition Ceres, Neptune Trine Juno, Venus Sextile Neptune, Saturn Opposition Juno, Juno Conjunction North Node

Truth, Lies and Confusion

What to expect: confusion
What to watch out for: mistruths
What will it affect? Thinking, Reasoning, Communication

On May 29th Mercury will square Neptune. This is a red flag for all typed of communication, including business communication. Mercury is in Gemini and square to Neptune in Pisces. Both are in mutable signs which increase the likelihood of changeability. Falsehoods may be deliberate, but more likely things will change so fast that something that was once true will now be false. Minds can change and words can be bent. On May 30th Mercury will also oppose Jupiter increasing the likely hood of overconfidence. Sh!t-talk, hogwash, verbal diarrhea, talking a mile-a-min and brain-farts may all be possible. Check in with your intuition for the truth and make sure to check yourself for what may be coming out of your mouth too!

Why? Mercury Square Neptune, Mercury Opposition Jupiter

Money matters

What to expect: Changing Structures
What to watch out for: HOlding on the old structures
What will it affect?Strategy, Money, The status Quo

On May 31st the sun will trine Pallas and that helps us to see the big picture. Pallas is all about feminine strategy making this a good time to figure out plans and goals. Venus is in Taurus were it feels at home. This gives it some strength. She makes a sextile to the north node and juno and a trine to Saturn and Pluto. This helps with being practical in money matters but also helps us to redirect our resources. We no long feel tied to the old structures and are open to new financial and money relationships. There is likely to be huge transformations around our financial agreements especially as we get closer to Venus trining Pluto exactly on June 2nd.

Why? Sun Trine Pallas, Venus Sextile North Node, Venus Trine Saturn, Venus Sextile Juno, Mars Square Pallas, Venus Trine Pluto

Horoscope: May 20 – 26, 2019

May 20 – 26

What needs to change?

What to expect: the need to let go
What to watch out for: Holding on to the old
What will it affect? Governments, business, new ideas, communication

The Nodes are osculating points in the sky where the orbit of the moon crosses the ecliptic. They are dichotomous points at the north and southern hemisphere. In astrology the South Node and North Node represent the evolutionary path for us here on earth. The North Node pointing to the direction that is at this moment right for us to pursue. The south node represents the past – the people, project and habits that must be released. The release does not necessarily mean that those things at the south node are bad, but that they are outworn, outdated and overdone. In allowing them to become overdone, we’ve created a karmic pathology that needs correcting and rebalancing. Planets that connect with the nodes give us a chance to do that course correcting. This week it’s Saturn at the south node currently in Capricorn. Capricorn is about big business, government, ambitions and achievements and quite frankly the patriarchy. This week is an opportunity to let go of those things that no longer work within those structures. This is not an easy thing, but Saturn is currently in its home sign and when the moon joins up with this combination on May 22nd our emotions get involved. Something has got to give! The North node is calling us to nurture, love, support and protect. While the south node in Capricorn may feel that protection looks a little different. It wants to hold on to and protect old structures; the North node is the clan mother who is making sure protection means protection for all.

The Sun and Mercury will enter Gemini on May 21st and make a conjunction. This is a good time to talk things out. Communication will be paramount. We’ll have an opportunity to express our thinking, negotiate contracts, and discuss topics. Our curiosity is insatiable. As we allow ourselves to brainstorm and generate as many options as possible we move us closer to breakthroughs. On May 22nd Mars will sextile Uranus and innovative thinking and breakthroughs are possible.

Why? Saturn Opposition North Node, Sun Entering Gemini, Sun Conjunction Mercury, Mercury Entering Gemini, Jupiter Trine Transiting Vesta, Mars Sextile Transiting Uranus


Working through the pain

What to expect: Opportunity for healing
What to watch out for: spiritual bypass
What will it affect? Communication, healing, need for control

On May 23rd Mercury will sextile Chirons and we can make a connection with our wounds to talk about them in productive ways. This is a great time for journaling, meditation, and connecting with our inner self to sooth and reaffirm. The problem will be that Mars is also making a square to Chiron and this bring in the temptation to deal with things quickly with the likelihood of some spiritual bypass. The danger is that we want to get through our pain in a hurry and are a little uncomfortable with the feelings that come up. The best way to deal with this energy is to slow down and ‘enjoy’ the path. There is no shortcut to forgiveness! You can’t get to forgiveness without going through the spectrum of emotions – anger, blame, sadness and acceptance.

On May 23rd Pluto is also square to Vesta which brings out an extremely manipulative energy. Pluto in a square to Vesta brings out the negative side of both energies. Pluto wants to control, manipulate, and can be vindictive. The negative side of Vesta, the sacred flame in a fire sign is a strong commitment to independence and personal autonomy. When these two square off, extreme power struggles are the result. As you allow yourself to feel all the emotions, you may feel a need to lash out. Go in your garage and through plates at the wall. In other words, try working through the emotions in a safe environment. Another time will come for action. One where you are not putting yourself in danger, even if it’s only emotional danger.

Why? Mercury Sextile Chiron, Mars Square Chiron, Pluto Square Vesta

Breakdown to breakthrough

What to expect: Strong debate
What to watch out for: High emotion
What will it affect? Food, children, life and death, our personal wounds

On May 24th Mercury is opposite Ceres and this brings us deeper into conversations about the cycles of life. Mercury is in Gemini where it loves to talk, have conversations, discuss topics and news. Ceres, the dwarf planet responsible for the cycle of life, currently in Sagittarius is taking us deep into our beliefs around motherhood, children, food and nurturance, life and death. Topics include climate change and affects on our food supply, children and abortion, Sagittarius can be dogmatic when challenged and this is exactly what Mercury in Gemini does. Expect heated discussions and remember to manage your own emotions. The good news is on May 25th Mercury will trine Pallas. Pallas is in Libra and is helping us to see all sides and to envision balance. The two work together to help develop strategy around bringing things into balance. In addition on May 26th the Sun in Gemini will sextile Chiron and will help us to continue our spiritual and healing work.

I strongly believe that those we are emotionally and spiritual evolved are better able to handle these energy. If you can focus on increasing your emotional intelligence through doing your inner work, you’ll be better able to handle these energies and effect the world from a stronger place.

Why? Mercury Opposition Ceres, Mercury Trine Pallas, Sun Sextile Chiron