Today's Astrology Forecast | Monday, May 11, 2020 - the chickens and dust-bunnies coming home to roost, the ultimate re-structuring project begins, what are we re-working, a mandate to innovate

The Moon is in sober Capricorn today answering to a retrograde Saturn.  

We are nurtured through taking responsibility, doing the work, having work in the world and money in the bank, being practicalBig girl/boy pants ON.

The Cappy Moon sextiles Neptune at 6:04PM EDT (making the dream real, opportunities through knuckling down and working on art/music imaginative or spiritual projects) and then trines the Sun at 8:23PM EDT giving us this month's Waning Trine.

The trine - Cappy/Taurus - sets up a smooth energetic flow between our resources/values/money and our goals and ambitions. Practical actions to build/stabilize something real and lasting.

And from the weekly post for MONDAY:

"Mercury, at the very end of Taurus squares Mars at the very end of Aquarius - the potential is here for tension/disagreements around our resources, money, values. We could also be pushed (Mars) to make a decision (Mercury).

Mercury/Mars always makes me think of car accidents so DRIVE SAFELY.

Then Mercury (communication, ideas, local life and travel, transportation, sibling issues) flies into Gemini, for a very fast visit home. Here is where the chickens, ie decisions we have been procrastinating, come home to roost. Mercury will be in Gemini until May 28th.

Increased choices, conversations and ideas will start to flow.

We won't put everything to use, Gemini can be all-over-the-place, so some stuff will just move in and out, but the change in momentum will be noticeable. Of course, we have three planets starting to move backward this week, too, so there will probably be some back and forth.

Keep in mind with Gemini there are more questions than answers and the information might be somewhat unreliable. But easy, adaptable conversations, suitable for the moment, can pull everything forward now. Fresh information and conversations will come in and expand whatever we are dealing with. Gemini (the twins) is the sign of duality - of black and white, of feminine and masculine, of truth and lies. Nothing will be totally one way or the other or quite what is seems now. This can be stimulating if we've grown weary of Taurus's scrutiny and demand for truth."

At about midnight last night EDT, Saturn stationed retrograde at 1 degree Aquarius. He will get all the way back to 25 degrees Capricorn before stationing direct the end of September.

Maybe think of a retrograde as if we are pressing the wrinkles out of a shirt. We move the iron forward, then we slow down a bit and move backward being careful not to iron in any new creases. Then we make one final pass forward more forcefully before we move on. This is kind of how it goes.

Right now we are starting the backward swivel part where we try to avoid ironing in any new creases.

Saturn stations retrograde in Aquarius, so we are going back over our natal Aquarius house theme, and collectively, back to our friendships, groups, causes, the goals that bring us into connection with other people, online situations.

Generally the best use of Saturn retrogrades is going back over structural issues. 

Re-considering our commitments. Re-thinking our responsibilities. Re-assessing our goals and ambitions. Re-defining our boundaries. Re-valuing our time. Re-structuring our projects. 

Sometimes what is in our way moves out of our way and sometimes we get to see what is holding us up because it isn't holding us up anymore. 

Dad is on vacation folks.

The activities of our Aquarius house (and by the beginning of July tend to slow down a bit so we have the time to establish a stronger foundation. Wherever Saturn goes, so does our time and commitment. When planets are retrograde, more of the work becomes internal.

And from the weekly post for MONDAY:

"What happens for us personally depends on our natal chart and our relationship with Saturn. If we have planets/points between around 25 degrees Capricorn and 1 degree Aquarius (and maybe we can add a couple degrees on either side of this) we will feel his retrograde strongest. This can also apply to planets/points in the other fixed to cardinal signs as he squares and opposes them. If we were born with Saturn retrograde, and so the need to face up to certain responsibilities in this lifetime we have previously avoided, we will feel his retrogrades more intensely, too.

For everyone else and for all of us collectively Saturn's station will either:

1. ease restrictions/limits/traditions (daddy on vacation) or 2. create delays/pull back support (again, daddy's on vacation). It just depends on which kind of "daddy" we have via our natal chart!

Saturn retrogrades give us a second chance to get it right. He will station direct at the end of September and it's report card time."

Given the fact Saturn (authority/restrictions) moved into Aquarius (groups/the people) as many people were locked-down, some of that should begin to ease up now - the external pressure to comply will start to ease, but since we know this is only a retrograde and we are headed back to toward January's hot-spot, we want to continue our safe practices even as we begin to re-emerge from our cocoon.

Going back to the same old, same old isn't going to work. Life is requiring us to innovate.

So, today look into the dark corners and see what the hell is in there. Maybe physically clean your house - sometimes it takes a physical action to stimulate a metaphysical one.

Tonight/tomorrow is the time to choose. Our choices are very, very narrow. And maybe this is what we need, and it is what we need, because it is what we have. We know what we have to do because it is the thing we have been procrastinating doing/deciding.

xo all

photo by the amazing thefirebomb

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