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  • Waning Trine between the Aquarius Moon and Gemini Sun (2 deg)

  • Sun in Gemini square Black Moon Lilith in Pisces (2 deg)

  • Mars in Cancer square Chiron in Aries (5 deg)

  • Mercury in Gemini sextile Chiron in Aries (5 deg)

Issues from yesterday’s square between Mercury in Gemini and BML continue as the Sun energizes the difficult conversations or mixed messages. Lilith gets the spotlight in a way that illuminates the crisis between taboo women’s issues and hard choices. Perhaps no option seems favourable, or you’re torn between keeping things light versus acknowledging the dark issue that oozes between the lines.

The Waning Trine can help - this is an aspect of sharing and understanding. An open minded, somewhat detached approach can facilitate cooperation - others will respond favourably to potentially disruptive info if you deliver it cooly and calmly. Give them the option to disagree.

Mars/Chiron adds another twist, as actions/anger/sexuality trigger painful moments. Feelings of vulnerability can be particularly intense, and it will be difficult to not make the wrong move. It will seem like everyone (including you) is easily bruised. Fortunately, Mercury is also aspecting Chiron, but it’s making an easy sextile. Talk about what hurts; keep it light, explore multiple solutions, but keep talking and asking questions.

This is also an encouraging aspect for the squares to BML, suggesting that yesterday’s difficult messages can be sorted with a mix of logic and empathy. You’re touching on what hurts and looking at the facts, but you’re not pressing down on it.

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  • Mercury in Gemini square Black Moon Lilith in Pisces (2 deg)

  • Mars in Cancer sextile Uranus in Taurus (4 deg)

  • Neptune in Pisces trine the Cancer North Node (18 deg)

Mercury/BML

There may be misinformation about sexual issues or gossip about the other woman/unacceptable woman. There will be a multiple sides to her story, which can be confusing. Perhaps you’re having trouble focusing on a BML issue (a destructive attraction or taboo subject) - are you avoiding a truth or spinning distracting lies?

Mars/Uranus

Here is the gentle nudge forward. Uranus in Taurus’ major update of habits/resources/values can help you act on a nurturing or family matter. It’s time to take action and initiate changes, but you don’t have to move abruptly or take big risks. Slow and steady as you step into new territory.

Neptune/North Node

Continuing the forward theme, the Cancer North Node is activated by release, forgiveness, acceptance or imagination. If you open yourself up to an ending or new experience, you may feel a gentle pull towards something that feels right. “Feel” is the key word, because the Cancer North Node is about what resonates emotionally.

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Gemini season begins on May 21st with the Sun’s ingress at 3:59 am EDT.

This is the season of choices, duality and fast-moving information. Nothing is straightforward because there is always another layer. Gemini is the storyteller, the juggler, the trickster. But Gemini also illuminates new information and alternative paths. If you thought you were stuck, this energy can reveal your way out.

Gemini reminds that everything has another side. Look for the “yes, but…”

Mercury (Gemini’s ruler) also enters this sign today and forms a superior conjunction with the Sun at 0 deg. In the Sun/Mercury cycle, this is the “Full Moon” or result. It tells us that this Gemini season will be about a key piece of info or a messenger that reveals more questions/options/layers. The result may be connected to the previous Sun/Mercury conjunction on March 14th at 24 deg Pisces, when Mercury was Rx.

Here are the aspects the Sun in Gemini will make:

  • May 21st: conjunction with Mercury (0 deg)

  • May 23rd: square Black Moon Lilith (2 deg Pisces)

  • May 26th: sextile to Chiron in Aries (5 deg)

  • May 28th: opposite Ceres Rx in Sagittarius (7 deg)

  • May 31st: trine Pallas in Libra (10 deg)

  • Jun 3rd: New Moon (12 deg Gemini)

  • Jun 9th: square Neptune in Pisces (18 deg)

  • Jun 10th: inconjunct Saturn Rx in Capricorn (19 deg)

  • Jun 10th: opposite Jupiter Rx in Sagittarius (19 deg)

  • Jun 13th: inconjunct Pluto Rx in Capricorn ( 22 deg)

  • Jun 17th: Full Moon (25 deg Sagittarius)

  • Jun 21st: Cancer ingress

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Mercury enters Gemini on May 21st. Gemini increases the amount of information that’s exchanged due to the speed and ability to understand the duality of all situations. Mercury is strong in the sign it rules, so all words and ideas have an edge.

Messages will be quick and sharp (Mercury in Gemini has a mischievous side due to increased curiosity). If you receive a compliment, assurance or answer, you may wonder if you detect a smirk or a light bit of teasing. If you think there’s more to it, there probably is- Mercury in Gemini often has a double message.

This transits asks “What would happen if…?” This is not sentimental energy- it’s bright, light, edgy and witty.

Not everything you hear will be solid. Some of it will be conjecture. Some of it will be half-truths. You’ll need to sift through the sound bites and discern which facts are keepers. Be prepared to think on your toes and don’t blindly accept everything you learn.

Ask questions.

Here are the aspects Mercury in Gemini will make:

  • May 21st: conjunction with the Sun (0 deg)

  • May 22nd: square Black Moon Lilith (2 deg Pisces)

  • May 23rd: sextile to Chiron in Aries (5 deg)

  • May 25th: opposite Ceres Rx in Sagittarius (8 deg)

  • May 26th: trine Pallas in Libra (10 deg)

  • May 29th: square Neptune in Pisces (18 deg)

  • May 30th: inconjunct Saturn Rx in Capricorn (19 deg)

  • May 30th: opposite Jupiter Rx in Sagittarius (20 deg)

  • May 31st: inconjunct Pluto Rx in Capricorn ( 22 deg)

  • Jun 3rd: sextile Vesta in Aries (27 deg)

  • Jun 4th: Cancer ingress

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  • Moon in Sagittarius square Neptune in Pisces (18 deg)

  • Moon in Sagittarius conjunct Jupiter Rx (22 deg)

  • Moon Void of Course in Sagittarius (1:04 pm EDT)

  • Moon enters Capricorn and VOC ends (May 21st 3:56 am EDT)

The Moon’s square to Neptune can expand unrealistic hopes while the conjunction with Jupiter (ruler of Sag) suggests an enhanced moment of faith and optimism. This energy will amplify a wish or distant possibility, and it can feel quite euphoric.

There’s nothing wrong with aiming high - this can be moment to ponder “what if” with a smile. As the Moon goes VOC, the rest of the day will not be great for starting something new or nailing down concrete plans. A reality check is coming on the 21st (with the Moon’s Capricorn ingress) but in the meantime it can be nice to just let your dreams carry you away.

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Overview

On May 21st, Gemini season begins with the Sun’s ingress into the sign of choices and information. Appropriately, it is also marked by the ingress of Mercury (Gemini’s ruler) and a superior conjunction between the Sun and Mercury. Watch for an important choice, message or messenger to be spotlighted. Mercury’s sextile to Chiron in Aries (May 23rd) suggests this will activate some helpful words or alternatives for dealing with a wound.

On May 22nd, Neptune in Pisces trines the Cancer North Node. The way forward is gently enabled with release, compassion, forgiveness or dreams. Mars in Cancer makes a harmonious sextile to Uranus in Taurus on the same day, encouraging you to move in a new direction. Act on the changes that are liberating you from old habits/resources. Just be aware that Mars will go on to square Chiron on May 23rd, indicating that the way forward will be awkward or painful - you could trip. But Mars/Uranus encourages you to keep going, nonetheless. 

Aries

Sun/Mercury in your communication sector can deliver an answer or illuminate exactly which choices are open to you. Watch for the exchange of information to accelerate with quick discussions, an influx of facts or the urge to speak out about what you know. Mercury’s sextile to Chiron in your sign allows you to articulate a wound or vulnerability - this aspect favours putting something controversial into words.

Aspects to Mars in your domestic sector (including the square to Chiron in your sign) can trigger painful domestic issues or questionable actions at home/with family. Attempts to relocate or make repairs can be frustrating, but you’re still encouraged to (carefully) make changes as changes in your financial situation can actually work to your advantage. 

Neptune in your hidden sector trine the North Node can offer a background hit of support for domestic progress - tune into the undefined but persistent feeling that acceptance and release are the ways forward. 

Taurus

Sun/Mercury in your sector of personal resources can illuminate crucial choices regarding earned money, personal values or security. You may be encouraged to speak up about what you want and you can also address hidden insecurities. In general, watch for an acceleration of options regarding finances. 

Aspects to Mars in your communication sector can trigger some painful conversations as you attempt to assert yourself. You could unexpectedly push someone’s buttons, or private insecurities could be triggered by an argument. Nonetheless, the sextile to Uranus in your sign encourages you to gently push your point forward and use words plus actions to initiate change. 

Neptune in you social sector trine the North Node urges you to connect with others (friends, groups) or a social cause - this can gently open your eyes to emerging information, new paths of knowledge or emotionally relevant ideas. 

Gemini

Sun/Mercury into your sign can boost your communication even more than usual. An influx of new ideas/contacts can clarify a decision or add power to your multitasking skills, wit and confidence. At the same time, you’ll be skillfully addressing social insecurities or awkward group dynamics. 

Aspects to Mars in your sector of personal resources can trigger some financial insecurities or doubts about asserting your values in a social context. Standing up for yourself can make you feel like a bit of an outcast, but if you tap into the background sense that a major update is occurring, you can gradually align yourself with new and improved impulses. Watch for unproven but potentially favourable new sources of income. 

Neptune in your career sector trine the North Node can open a path to increased financial and emotional security. A new career goal, job prospect or the pursuit of a dream can point you in the right direction.

Cancer

Sun/Mercury in your hidden sector can illuminate a secret or unconscious choice. Hints or unacknowledged information will be activated, and what’s not fully defined can help you address insecurities/sore spots involving career or ambition. Tune into what you sense but can’t quite fully articulate. 

Aspects to Mars in your sign can put you on the spot regarding professional issues or attempts to further your ambitions. You may run into awkward scenarios or insecurities about how far you should push something. Watch for encouragement from a public source or group association- you can step outside your comfort zone if you move slowly and gradually. 

Neptune in your sector of opportunities trine the North Node in your sign encourages you to reach further into unknown territory. A dream or ideal involving education, travel, legal matters, publishing or faith is worth pursuing. 

Leo

Sun/Mercury in your social sector can accelerate the pace of new contacts or public discussions - watch for a key friendship or public statement to be emphasized. Excellent for all social contacts or public launches. Watch for a more open-minded approach to insecurities or new/unusual areas of information. 

Aspects to Mars in your hidden sector suggest it will be difficult to focus actions in a beneficial way. You may not be fully conscious of motivations, and what you’re not aware of can trigger vulnerable moments. There is encouragement to explore new areas regarding career/future goals, but you’ll have to move slowly and carefully. Much of what you’re acting on may not be public knowledge yet. 

Neptune in your sector of shared resources, trine the North Node, can open pathways to deep intimacy, release, or healing. Watch for a subtle nudge that encourages you to trust, accept or embrace what can’t be proven just yet. 

Virgo

Sun/Mercury in your career sector highlights multiple career choices while amplifying your professional voice. Authority and success comes from your ability to express contradictions or embrace more than one role. Being bold yet flexible can also help you address deeper insecurities or fears of loss (including financial insecurities). 

Aspects to Mars in your social sector can trigger public embarrassments or painful conflicts (with friends/groups). While the surface issues may look like one thing, what’s going on underneath will be more about the courage to confront what you can’t control. Despite the awkwardness, you can still make progress if you tap into new areas of exploration involving education, travel, legal matters, publishing or faith. Acting on new beliefs can be fruitful. 

Neptune in your partnership sector signals progress for all relationships (one-on-one or group/friendship). An attitude of compassion, acceptance or allowance regarding partnerships can help you move forward on a social level or take a relationship further. Excellent for expanding social connections and building intimacy that still leaves room for growth. 

Libra

Sun/Mercury in your opportunities sector can open your eyes to multiple choices in the areas of travel, education, legal matters or publishing. The flow of information around these areas can increase, and there can be a clarifying conversation or announcement that puts you on track to a new opportunity. 

Aspects to Mars in your career sector can trigger conflicts with authority, a partner or competitor regarding your future goals. Your attempts to express ambitions/assertiveness can trigger someone else’s wounds, but know that your deeper foundations are shifting, so forward movement is timely. Just go slow and be aware that others may respond unfavourably. 

Neptune in your sector of routine, trine the North Node, says that the gradual release of old habits or undermining work/health scenarios can make room for a bountiful new career path. There’s something hopeful and emotionally resonant opening up, but it depends on your willingness to let of what no longer serves you. 

Scorpio

Sun/Mercury into your sector of shared resources can illuminate a hidden matter involving shared finances or intimacy. Oblique and difficult choices can be highlighted, as well as an influx of powerful, uncomfortable information. 

Aspects to Mars in your sector of opportunities emphasizes the tension between the desire to explore versus the fear of stepping too far out of bounds or encountering health/work limits. You may find that daily issues/routines hold you back, but watch for encouragement from a partner or competitor( even if they’re just leading by example). 

Neptune in your sector of self-expression trine the North Node encourages you to follow your passion into new areas - travel, education, legal matters, publishing or an area of unproven belief can open up. 

Sagittarius

Sun/Mercury into your relationship sector suggests an important message from a partner or competitor. Watch for clarity regarding relationship choices plus an increase in the tempo of communication between you and another. Someone else could increase your awareness of multiple layers/choices in a relationship. These energies favour empathic communication that allows you to comfortably speak out about an insecurity. 

Aspects to Mars in your sector of shared resources can trigger painful issues around shared finances, intimacy or repressed anger/desire. Feeling unworthy, being pushed by someone else or acting from a place of jealousy/fear can result in some deeply uncomfortable moments. If you connect with practical changes/upgrades involving daily routine or health, you can find a constructive outlet for what’s behind the scenes. 

Neptune in your domestic sector trine the North Node encourages the release of certain family issues(including addiction, illness or martyrdom) while opening yourself up to potentials for trust and sharing. This may involve the acceptance that you cannot control certain situations. 

Capricorn

Sun/Mercury into your sector of routine illuminates an improvement, solution or new methodology connected to work or health. Watch for clarity and multiple approaches around what you can do and how you can upgrade. Tackling uncomfortable family/domestic issues is favoured if you discuss things with an eye towards practical solutions. 

Aspects to Mars in your relationship sector suggests some painful domestic issues as a partner’s anger or actions trigger a family dispute or dig up wounds from the past. Consider if you’re projecting your anger. Know that they are trying to move forward, and there is room for positive, uplifting progress if you’re ready to approach getting what you want with a new perspective. Is some cases, these aspects can indicate a disruptive but exciting new attraction. 

Neptune in your communication sector trine the North Node increases the flow of understanding, empathetic conversation and greater compassion between you and a partner. The growth of this relationship can be enabled through your acceptance of new truths plus your willingness to forgive and release certain ideas. 

Aquarius

Sun/Mercury into your sector of self-expression can boost your confidence, creativity and flirtatiousness as a message or conversation shows you what/who has good potential. Excellent for finding an audience for your words or grabbing attention with your wit and charm. These energies can also help you address insecurities about not being heard or not feeling competent/knowledgeable. 

Aspects to Mars in your sector of routine can stir up some painful issues with work or health - you may discover that you’ve been doing it wrong or pushing yourself too hard. A diagnosis may be troublesome. However, you’re encouraged to connect with bigger changes that are happening on a domestic level - your entire foundation is being upgraded, and if you act on this you can free yourself up on a daily level and make real progress. 

Neptune in your sector of personal security trine the North Node looks good for finances and self-esteem, but this will not involve the old ways of working or earning. Connect with the gradual shift that’s happening - release old definitions of security or old ways of earning money and make room for something more in line with what feels healthier/more nurturing. 

Pisces

Sun/Mercury into your domestic sector can hi-light a key family conversation, discovery about the past or crucial choices about your current home. Watch for an influx of new information and multiple options, plus a chance to address family wounds or financial insecurities. You have more choices than you realize. 

Aspects to Mars in your sector of self-expression suggests efforts around creative work, a new attraction or pursing what you want can be painful and unsteady. You may falter, push too far or spend too much. You won’t get it perfect, but take note of new ideas and realizations that are opening your eyes to what else is possible. A gradual step in a new direction (using new knowledge) can help. 

Neptune in your sign, trine the North Node, encourages even more confidence and self-expression. This is about getting out of your own way and tapping into what feels natural  and comfortable, even if it means standing out from the crowd. Pursue that dream and align yourself with what’s unfolding,  rather than trying to force it. 


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Edvard Munch

  • Moon in Sagittarius square Black Moon Lilith in Pisces (1 deg)

  • Moon in Sagittarius trine Chiron in Aries (4 deg)

  • Moon in Sagittarius conjunct Ceres Rx (9 deg)

The Moon’s square to BML hi-lights tension between the urge to enthusiastically move forward versus darker, quieter currents of taboo energy. The Moon and Lilith are both female archetypes, but the familiar Moon is mother/comfort and Lilith is the outcast or unacceptable woman. In Pisces, an uncomfortable issue (involving women’s sexuality) seeps into the day. It can undermine optimism and growth if you become lost in it, but it cannot be ignored.

The Moon’s trine to Chiron and conjunction with Ceres (mother’s nurturing) offer a solution- deal with the pain (Chiron) by tapping into your courage and acceptance of vulnerability/fear. You can do this with hope. Ceres in Sag is about nurturing future growth and faith - the Great Mother opens her arms and encourages exploration. You’re not glossing over the dark stuff, but you don’t have to drown in it, either.

There’s something to look forward to on the horizon.

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Jean-François Portaels

  • Mercury in Taurus trine Pluto Rx in Capricorn (23 deg)

  • Venus conjunct Uranus in Taurus (3 deg)

  • Mars in Cancer trine Black Moon Lilith in Pisces (1 deg)

Mercury/Pluto

Mercury/Pluto is powerful, fixed words. Opinions feel like life (Taurus) or death (Pluto), but the harmonious trine ensures they are delivered in a palatable manner. Excellent if you have something crucial to say but you don’t want to alienate others with your intensity. Also good for digging beneath the surface of a seemingly simple issue and discovering something of greater value.

Words are magnetic because of their calm (Taurus) but intense message that slips under your skin before you know it (trine).

Venus/Uranus

Venus/Uranus delivers a sweet or shocking surprise, depending on how you feel about the disruption of financial or relationship habits. This can manifest as an unexpected new attraction that suddenly feels essential, an unusual new source of income or liberated expression of values. Something odd may appear beautiful, and something beautiful may suddenly not matter.

Not everyone will agree with what manifests, but you can bet it’s honest and a significant update from what you’re accustomed to.

Venus rules Taurus, so we can this aspect as the distilled essence of the entire transit. Venus/Uranus in Taurus is new values. The existing value of something can be completely blown away or clarified.

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Mars/Lilith

Mars/BML empowers Lilith’s mystical, magical or delusional transit. Mars in Cancer is anger/initiative motivated by feelings (possibly protective or nurturing). In a harmonious trine to the Dark Lady, there can be a push to move into dangerously vague territory or a push to protect those on the outside who cannot protect themselves. Perhaps you feel the urge to nurture that part of yourself that was never accepted.

Cancer is the mother/child but BML is the outsider who was shut out from the family. With this aspect, nurturing actions create a resonance that allow you to come to terms with what was denied/ripped away. BML is associated with abortion, miscarriage or conflicted feelings about motherhood. Consider how certain empathetic actions might address these issues.

Lilith in Pisces can gently release deep pools of anger and pain connected to being shunned because of “unacceptable” expressions of female power and sexuality.

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