Sun enters Taurus: 11:03 AM EDT
Venus square Pluto
Pluto is in Capricorn, Jupiter in Virgo and today the Sun enters Taurus, joining Mercury who is soon to be retrograde which means spending more time than usual in this sign. These are all the earth signs. Earth is just what you think it is: the stuff of life: the matter. There are many astrological indications of stress in the world at this moment but if we focus on the earth we can see something else happening too. People are really engaged in building the world from the bottom up. Finding solutions that really work, not just the kind that look good. We are starting to take things like reuse, and recycle as a matter of common sense. Trines, which are gifts, aren’t as obvious as squares and oppositions. We take our gifts for granted. It’s human nature. Maybe it’s all of nature. Things just are what they are when we are comfortable. With all three earth signs inhabited by planets we will have an astrological Grand Trine. As the Sun, Mercury and soon Venus spend time in Taurus over the month of Taurus we are all encouraged to use our common senses. Our common sense. To appreciate the colors, sensations, sounds and tastes of the world. It’s an excellent time to ‘see a World in a Grain of Sand’. Simple pleasures are the cornerstone to sane values.
If you’re having a hard time today, blame it on Venus, not yet in Taurus. Some days you can’t get what you want, so you might as well be grateful for what you have.
Full Moon: 02 degrees Scorpio 01:24 AM EDT
Venus conjunct Uranus
Just the other day it seemed impossible to get what you wanted. Today the world is full of possibility almost beyond belief. Be open to all of it but dig a bit for the truth or viability of desire. Getting what you want when you least expect it opens the door to a whole lot of things. Only say yes to the ones on which you can afford to spend your time, effort, money and love.
Mercury stationery retrograde
We now have Mercury as well as Mars retrograde. We benefit most when we pay the right kind of attention. We are not meant to take anything for granted for the next few weeks. We are meant to dig into the earth for our gardens; to dig into all sorts of real life things and to toss what is no longer of value even while we strengthen that which is. If you can’t think outside the box pay attention to the ones who can.
Venus enters Taurus
Common sense requires we use our senses to figure out what is real. Nothing virtual can take the place of that. As the Buddha taught so long ago, sensation is one thing, reaction to it is another. This is why we meditate: to be present to what is rather than what we think is. When we see, feel, hear, taste, smell what is actually happening in the here and now all systems work best. To be fully alive requires nothing less. If Venus could say something to us from Taurus it might be that we should practice presence.
Sun sextile Neptune
Through the doors of perception, all avenues of creativity are enriched today. If you’re a writer use a pen and ink, if you’re a designer do something three dimensional. Embodied creativity will help everyone along the way.
Sun trine Jupiter
No matter what the task you can choose to step into it peacefully. It’s easier when you believe that what can be done will be done and leave the rest is for another day.
May 6 and 7
New Moon: 16 degrees Taurus: 3:29 PM EDT (May 6
Sun trine Pluto
This might be the most powerful moment of the entire year for a real world intention. What is it that you could, world or should nourish into manifestation? And what kinds of nutrients will you put to the task? Let there be an action to confirm your intention. Plant a seed, dance to a drum, make something beautiful. Call to creation with love and s/he will answer.
A day for the mothers. We all come from The Mother. No matter how we feel about our mother, she gave us birth.
Mercury retrograde conjunct the Sun
Venus sextile Neptune
Jupiter stationery direct
May is for manifestation. At least until the 20th. Today, if you be still for some of it, you may hear the song or story of how something comes from nothing. How emptiness is fullness. The Great Miracle is bursting forth everywhere and you are witness as well as participant.
Venus trine Jupiter
All good things are promised today. Watch out for excesses as the piper will always get paid. But aside from that it’s a day to immerse ourselves in good things: pleasurable as well as helpful. What we think of as good is so very subjective.
Mercury retrograde trine Pluto
Because Mercury is retrograde it has traveled this path already once (April 17th to be precise; the same day as Mars went retrograde) so I will say it again: ‘Intensity of focus is a good thing if it doesn’t burn a hole in something or someone you love’. Don’t turn back from probing into the shadows. There is some awesome stuff there.
Venus trine Pluto
Mercury conjunct Venus
Intensity builds. Love can transform your world. You don’t have to wait for it to descend, you can open yourself to it and see what it says to you. It’s the Botany of Desire. Get your hands dirty in the garden or make something beautiful. Remember, the secret lies in presence. This is the gift or maybe we should say the present.
You may think I have left something out as there is another week of Taurus before the next post. But I have not. There are no ‘mutual aspects’ between planets from now until the Sun enters Gemini on the 20th. From now till then we are in the hands of the ‘wayfaring moon‘.
If you would like to follow the Moon through her signs and phases you can find me on twitter: Check in here on May 20th after 10:37 AM EDT when the Sun enters Gemini…