Sun enters Gemini 11:16 AM
Solar Eclipse (New Moon): 7:48PM EDT
Here is a (slightly paraphrased) definition of Grace from James Finley: ‘The Sun rises every day and no one is doing it. Our hearts beat and no one is doing it. This is Grace’
Take a walk through the streets of May and you will see Grace in every green leaf and perfect flower. Let the mind flit from flower to leaf, understanding it all as a movable feast of Grace. This is what Gemini was made for.
Once was a time when a solar eclipse was an event of totally unexpected and seemingly evil proportions. Suddenly night appeared in the midst of day. The natural order was turned upon its head as a great shadow fell upon the earth, blocking out the light of the Sun. The Sun; the ultimate source of life. Today eclipses are predictable and their path is known well in advance. Some astrologers still see them as portents of unexpected mishaps but more and more over time they are seen to be an indication of sensitive degrees affecting, most intensely the part of the planet where they are visible.
This eclipse starts in China and sweeps across the ocean to culminate in Western USA. There have already been incidents between China and the US.
This eclipse falls on the first day and degree of Gemini; the sign of communication. It ushers in a time of possible information overload as well as breakthrough. If you are feeling overwhelmed by information take a walk. Let Grace in.
Mercury conjunct Jupiter
A good time for a good deal. If you’re a bargain hunter today was made for a good catch. But only if it has real value. Junk need not apply.
Sun square Neptune
‘You know I can’t hear you when the water’s running’
This could be literal and it might be metaphorical. In any case there is an undercurrent. Nothing is as it seems. Maybe nothing ever is but at the moment this is more of an issue than usual. Stick with the old rule: If it’s too good to be true, it is!
Mercury enters Gemini
Butterflies are free. Thoughts are just clouds in the sky of your mind. Time to ride the wind. Be curious about the 10,000 things.
Mercury square Neptune
The theme continues. Nothing is as it seems. There is a current of feeling of maybe even psychic noise underneath everything. Again, and not for the last time, nothing is as it seems. Maybe it never will be again. Dive into the mystery but only if you can swim or breathe under water.
Mercury conjunct Sun
Mercury sextile Uranus
There is much to say today. Radical ideas that could bring positive change are everywhere. But if we aren’t speaking from the heart, if we are not kind, these same ideas could simply bring change but no peace, no healing.
Sun sextile Uranus
Possibly language has evolved as a means of cooperation between those who actually can understand one another. Look for every opportunity to use it.
Mercury square Mars
The disconnected, agitated monkey- mind makes bad decisions and tends to take action in an attempt to displace anxiety. Pause and see where the energy is blocked. Through a real effort of understanding you will see how and why these blockages occur. Then it is possible to move mindfully toward change.
Lunar Eclipse (Full Moon) 7:12 AM EDT 14* Sagittarius
Neptune stationery retrograde
Venus square Mars
A chock full day. The Queen of Heaven is in the underworld, hung on the meat hook but not still. There is a battle raging; the mind says one thing; the body another. How can they agree? The body needs presence, the mind wants distraction. It’s mindfulness or bust. Oceanic energies both emotional and actual roil and crest as we go about our rather mundane existence. What mysteries live beneath the surface of EVERYONE’S life? Not just mine, or yours. This is why kindness and compassion are so important – we just never know the whole picture. To this add the spotlight of a full moon shining yet eclipsed. Look deeply into the stories you tell yourself. How many have the power to heal and what are you wasting your time and energy on the others for? What part of you do they shore up? And then there is the ‘media’. Not neutral any more than the mind is when it chooses to think this, not that. They often choose to report the murders and deaths over and over and somehow we only hear the good news once – if at all. Make the effort to direct your mind where you want it to go. Writhing, roiling, groaning to the contrary notwithstanding.
Transit of Venus conjunct the Sun
The mystery deepens. At the heart of relinquishment is mercy. All losses lead to gains. To be bitter only slows down the inevitable. Read more about the Transit of Venus here.
Mercury enters Cancer
Sun square Mars
Again there is tension between Virgo (the body, the alive, manifest world) and Gemini (the mind, monkey or master). We must bring them together. One way to see this is that we live in a world where most of us use things all day long yet we have no idea how they are made or even what they are made of. Who are the Makers? Why do we trust them? What are we making for ourselves when we do this or say that? There is nothing in this world that was not made. Even the things that open us to the power of Grace were made. Think back to early March. What challenge engaged your heart back then? Take stock of what you have made of your life from that time. If energy is blocked what can you to do move it?
The collective mind has had enough of information. It wants to slide into pure feeling. To explore the depths.
Mercury trine Neptune
In those watery depths of the mind is a kind of truth unlike any other. Listen for the song of the mermaid.
Jupiter enters Gemini
Mercury square Uranus
Mercury opposite Pluto
Possibly we are approaching the meat and potatoes of the crises on our planet. When I say approaching I mean stepping into the ring for the next few years. There won’t be much else to think about I fear, unless of course we can unplug and listen to the still and ever small voice of truth.
Shift happens. There is most definitely a crack in everything as the bard said. And we are all capable of looking for the light that comes through those cracks. If life is a journey, today we come to the marketplace in a strange and unfamiliar country. For a while we may feel overwhelmed; assaulted by unfamiliar sights and smells and sounds. It’s a chaotic mess of stuff and ideas out there. But over time it will become familiar and gradually it will sort itself out. In the short term think June 27th. In the longer term think 2015. Or beyond.
Sun trine Saturn
An island of sanity exists for those who can think clearly, rationally – even in the midst of turmoil or deeply unfamiliar sensations. Try it. Make the effort.
New Moon: 11:02 AM 28* Gemini
Venus is emerging out of the underworld at last. Somewhere on this planet where there aren’t too many trees she can be seen as the morning star. She, like the New Moon, is in the sign of Gemini. What have we learned, what are we learning? What do we want to teach to those we meet along the way? Why do we so readily choose information over knowledge? Make an intention to exert yourself in the endless challenge of mastering the mind; your mind.