It’s a Mercury Retrograde Month! Get Aligned…
Sun enters Taurus 6:45 PM EDT
Think about soil. The dark, rich fertile ground out of which grows our food. A relentless miracle that has sustained us since before time began. Hiding in plain sight. Think about how, when something is soiled or dirty it is considered unclean. And yet, and yet, this is the literal ground of our being. Taurus is the place where this paradox of soil and soiled, dirt and dirty lives. Just add water and sunlight and you get better than gold – you get food and beauty. Like the Sacred Hippies say: the earth is our mother.
Mercury square Jupiter
Mars trine Pluto
Whose side are you on? Everybody figures the good guys are their guys. Today supports the entrenched order. Don’t struggle against power. Make it work for you.
Venus sextile Jupiter
Mercury trine Pluto
Mercury conjunct Mars
There is delight to be found in every little thing: the flowers, as well as the mighty weeds pushing up through the cracks. The earth is not only our mother, she is our teacher too. And every living thing, her student.
Venus sextile Uranus
A great time for social media; for social anything. It’s a dance. Put your left foot in and your right foot too.
Sun sextile Neptune
If you stand still on solid ground with bare feet you can feel the energy rise up into your body. Less obvious is the exchange; the things you give back to the earth that energize the Great Round.
Mercury enters Gemini
Lately I think of Mercury as the Big Monkey. The mind that is simply made to play tricks on us. Some of those tricks take us to discovery. Some are just con games. Mercury will be in Gemini; a very tricky sign; for some time. We might as well get in the game. Expect a rabbit hole or two.
Full Moon at 13* Scorpio 8:42 PM EDT
Mercury opposes Saturn
Everything you see is made of something you can’t see. And nothing is made of some ‘thing’ that will last forever. What goes on and on is the making, not the made.
Sun square Jupiter
Do not spend more energy than you have trying to make things right today. Better to see what you can do with light and shadow.
Sun trine Pluto
No one is quite certain if we are the playthings of some wanton gods (planets) or if they simply and profoundly offer reflection.
It probably depends on what you had for breakfast. Today the philosopher is well advised to be still and see if s/he can feel the roots of impulse. This is not a precious or definitive thing; it’s an experience which can, potentially be full of wonder: A slow and rhythmic wonder like the beating of a peaceful heart in the body of the world: Where you live.
Venus enters Cancer
If you love to cook or care for the beings who live on earth you will enjoy Venus here. When desire wears a nurturing face we are all children. The thing to watch out for is over consumption. As Mary Poppins said, ‘Enough is as good as a feast.”
Mercury square Neptune
See that guy over there? The one with the three shells and the pea? S/he never loses. S/he’s always entertained when you do. Everything is a game and ridiculous to her/him. On the other hand maybe it’s true that despair is a gift not meant to kill us but rather to awaken new life within us.
What kind of trick is that?
Love your mother in any case. She gave you birth. That is the Gift.
Mars enters Gemini
The mind is full of passion but impatient to get on with what to do about it. This, of course can foster needless argument and arrogant posturing based on nothing at all. Our job is to be mindful of overreacting to information of any kind. Mars will be in this sign until June 24th.
Mars opposes Saturn
A well-respected expert can show up the lack of rigor in any field. This can be humiliating. A very good day to challenge all impulses with wisdom, based on experience. When impulse is restrained by wisdom good things can happen.
Venus trines Neptune
It’s all about love. It’s all about beauty. It’s all about compassion.
It’s all about how important these things that please and calm the soul are to all of us.
New Moon in Taurus 26* at 9:13 p.m. EDT
It is written in the contract that none of us remembers signing that sooner or later in this life we will encounter energies over which we have no control. Count on it. For some this can generate fear and rage. In others it fosters a sense of surrender to the Great Mystery; profound acceptance of the simple truth that there is only this moment, no other moment can take it’s place.
Mercury Stationary Retrograde 9:50 PM
Here we go again, you might think. One more lousy Mercury retrograde. Or is it? Maybe there is some innate wisdom in this period; something we can learn or benefit from. Maybe it’s up to us to figure this out. The key is in letting the river flow.