Sun enters Taurus 06:04 PM EDT
There is doing and then there is being. Spring is a busy season in much of the world. Everybody is happy to spend more time outside. The stark tree branches of early spring are greening and canopies of various greens delight us. Even so, with all this activity we are meant, in Taurus, to take a moment every once in a while and take in the world through the doors of perception, our senses. Bird song, vibrant color, the taste of newly sprouted things, the sensation of the sun on more skin than the face. And most powerful of all, the smell of it. This is common sense: The Body Electric! If you can’t read it, sing it!
Mars enters Taurus
Mercury conjunct Uranus
Brilliance! Light bulbs turning on! Awakenings! Aha! And then: “If you’re so smart, how come you’re not rich?” That question belongs to a bygone era. And we can’t say, “If you’re so smart how come you’re not happy” because we all know that ‘A’ does not equal ‘B’ in that equation. Really the question is more like, how can we live intelligently and honestly into all the levels of truth that are constantly being revealed to us? Where is stability in a world of constant change?
Mercury square Pluto
Power and hunger: The challenge of the age in which we live. In one corner a very bright idea. In another corner all the effort required to overcome the obstacles to making a very bright idea into reality. What keeps them apart is an overwhelming feeling of despair. What connects them is a desire to make the effort: Like shaping iron in a forge.
Venus opposite Saturn
We love what or who we love the way iron loves magnets, the way “meat love salt.” We are chemical reactions. Add respect to that love and it becomes something quite different. And yet still it is love.
Mercury sextile Jupiter
It’s a game, a joke, an amazing trick. Look for every opportunity to laugh, to see if you can out-jest the jester. We may be entertainment for the gods but there is no reason not to hold up the mirror and have the joke on them once in a while.
Venus trine Pluto
Sun sextile Neptune
What is good is desire? How does it open doors and invite transformation? Possibly we would all be better off if we could actually vanquish desire once and for all, or maybe it’s the grasping at desire that really creates the problem.
The theme of common sense – using the senses to see the real world not the virtual one – is strong: Time to tease out our genuine dreams from our fantasies.
Full Moon Eclipse 5 degrees of Scorpio 3:37 PM EDT
It’s about trust: Who you let in – who you keep at a distance. It’s about sharing. Do you give as good as you get? Do you get as good as you give? It’s about resources, how and with whom you invest them. Some say it’s about money, sex, and power. Might be…
Mars sextile Neptune
There are no innocent bystanders. Yet we can’t take the law into our own hands. A lot of the time all we can do is be aware of how we live out the simple things. How we tend to consume more than we need. There is no answer, just the opportunity to explore the issues of hunger for stuff on a planet with too many people and limited resources.
Sun opposite Saturn
Take responsibility for all you have. Relentless consumption of good things is still relentless consumption. Slow food, slow money, slow living…
Mercury moves into Taurus
Sun trine Pluto
Use those ears to hear, those eyes to see, that nose to smell. Who fools the senses is the worst liar. Presence is power.
Mercury sextile Neptune
Slow savior. This is your life. Slow it down. Savor it. Not because you won’t live forever but because eternity can only exist in the present. Blake – to see the world in a grain of sand…
Mercury opposite Saturn
Mars trine Pluto
It is true that all actions have consequences, ad that we cannot know what those consequences will be – we can only guess or hope or fear. That is why we must consider ‘7 generations’ when we act in ways that effect the earth we live upon.
Today is a seventh generation kind of day. May we act in ways the positive benefits of which will be felt unto the seventh generation.
May 6th and 7th
Mercury trine Pluto
Mercury conjunct Mars
The instinct to care for the earth continues in all who are sane. If we are stubborn or resolute may it be in aid of our planet, the ground on which we live, the food that comes out of that ground to feed us, Even Buddha put his hand to the ground when he became enlightened.
New Moon; Solar Eclipse: 19 degrees of Taurus 8:28 PM EDT
Venus enters Gemini
Before the new Moon be very still for a moment and consider all that you might leave behind. Not just the things but the values, and attachments that weigh you down and are more a burden than a gift.
Sometime after the New Moon at 8:28 EDT be still once more: This time to offer yourself, body and soul to those things that have real value for you. Affirm your place here. It’s where you live. Where you live is created over and over by how you live.
Enjoy the flying things; birds and butterflies as well as thoughts and flirtations. We are made of light and space.
Sun conjunct Mercury
Think about it; whatever it is, it will benefit from some pondering.
If you’re not the pondering kind go out and work in the garden or build something.
Venus square Neptune
Where there was solid ground feel the shape of everything shifting as if we were nothing more than the projections and manipulations of a master illusionist. For the next two weeks it’s one quantum leap after another. Nothing is as it seems. Not even you!
Mercury enters Gemini
The magician arrives on the scene. If you don’t like magic, stay close to your breath. The thread of inhale and exhale will keep you from getting lost in the hall of mirrors.
Mercury square Neptune
Venus sextile Uranus
If you try to think your way out of confusion you are likely to chase your own tail or even your own tale.
Opportunity lives in the ‘Aha!’ that you stumble upon just outside the box of what you thought couldn’t be any different.