weekly astrology forecast for creatives | Week of May 31st, 2021 - love is a verb, a light on our destiny, wanting what feels familiar, stepping into responsibility, love and luck, avoiding impulsiveness/power struggles



We are in between two powerful Eclipses now. In the washing machine spin cycle. Are we up? Are we down? We can't really tell. Something has been lost or something has ended. Something new is still out of our reach. Saturn and Mercury are both retrograde (in air signs, so we should be doing quite a bit of re-evaluating, re-vising, re-thinking). There is MUCH TO ENJOY this week and a couple pitfalls/dragons to avoid.


It's weeks like this that make us GLAD TO BE ALIVE.


MONDAY - Mars trines Neptune, Sun conjuncts North Node


The Sun, at 10 degrees Gemini, meets the North Node (our best way forward) - a light shines on our future, likely via words, information, a conversation. The right words are spoken. The right book falls off the shelf.  PAY ATTENTION. Small is big. Keep in mind the ruler of the North Node (Mercury) is retrograde, so something here could have its roots in the past. There could be some back and forth with this and we (or someone else) may change our/their mind later. This is a process. All Gemini/Mercury situations can be vehicles for our soul growth here/lining us up with our destiny - communications, words, ideas, siblings, local community, commerce, childhood education, writing, transportation, tech.


At the same time, Mars at 23 degrees Cancer trines (brakes off) creative/compassionate Neptune. Neptune dissolves boundaries/roadblocks, adds inspiration/intuition to whatever Mars (as us) is up to. Great for taking action on our dream. Knowing LOVE IS  A VERB. Acting on our intuition. Mars in Cancer is focused on home/family/security (our Cancer natal house theme). The trine says this action won't need to be forced, something here should fall smoothly into place or dissolve if finished. Squares to Neptune sometimes allow situations that may have seemed too important to lose some of their vitality/dissipate. Forgiveness/compassion, especially around home, family situations is especially healing all week.


WEDNESDAY - Sun sextiles Chiron, Venus enters Cancer, 4th Quarter Moon

The Sun, at 12 degrees Gemini, now sextiles Chiron in Aries - the knowledge of our vulnerabilities (doubts?) is smoothly put into words/conversations. A light shines on some very old wounds. Talking about what hurts can be helpful/opportunistic (this is Gemini, so keep it light). We don't have to have all the answers, and in fact, if we think we do now, we should think again! Remember the Sun in Gemini is answering to a retrograde Mercury, so this will have its roots in situations from the past. Talk about it. Listen. Stay open and flexible.

The Moon (last quarter now before next week's BIG New Moon Solar Eclipse) at 11 degrees Pisces squares the Gemini Sun. This is kind of reinforcing the Mercury square Neptune we have in play now, may foreshadow the Mercury/Neptune at the end of the week. Here is where last week's New Moon story meets its inevitable tension/frustration via a square to the Sun. Now, the Moon is in Pisces, emotional/lacking boundaries, but gaining intuition. This might be our dreams/illusions/compassionate leanings at odds with the facts. The Gemini Sun insists on applying logic to our imaginings and conversely the Pisces Moon can make what seemed like solid decisions/leanings less certain. Maybe we want to rest/escape/blend into a bigger perspective, but there are these relentless details that won't be ignored. If the Moon in Pisces has tossed us off course, the square to the Gemini Sun can pull us back into reality maybe via busyness or a push for a decision. On the other hand if the Sun has had us running all over the place we might just need a rest. Keep in mind this is part of the Mercury retrograde process/Eclipse process that will allow us to work through the lethargy, lies and confusion.

At 9:18AM EDT, Venus (love, money, values, resources, self-esteem, women, beauty) moves into Cancer until June 27th. Cancer Suns and Risings become more attractive - both able to attract what they want and easier on the eye. Our Cancer houses become more attractive, too.

Venus themes will be emotionally tended to. We will require more emotional connection to feel safe and secure. We will want (or feel the lack of) whatever feels like nurturing to us.

Home becomes a more valuable space. Family is a resource. Our empathy increases along with our hurt feelings when we don't get what feels like "mom and apple-pie".

What we want (Venus) is to feel safe (Cancer). We want what is familiar. We want our home/surroundings to be more beautiful.

Cancer is both the mother and the child. So we get what we want/need by being cared for and by caring for others now. Ruled by the Moon, who changes signs every two and a half days, Cancer can be moody. Our emotions around what we want are subject to lunar whims now, but the actual thing we want can become more solid. The active feminine energy (Venus) connects with the responsive feminine energy (Moon). What we need (Cancer) meets what we want (Venus).


Venus is much more comfortable in Cancer (ruled by her friend the Moon) than she has been for the last month in Gemini where she's been attracted to and attracting "one thing after the other". She's been flirting and "keeping things light" but nothing really turns into anything here. For now, we might be more emotional. Maybe a little more needy and vulnerable. These do not have to be bad things.

The fly in the ointment with Venus in Cancer is the kind of smothering/mothering that suffocates or we overindulge ourselves in some unhealthy way or we have an unrealistic expectation of someone else filling some childhood need. Watch for emotions that are "over-the-top" compared with what is actually happening. What are we storing that is triggering these emotions?

THURSDAY - Sun trines Saturn, Venus trines Jupiter - 5 STAR DAY


The Sun, at 13 degrees Gemini, trines Saturn, retrograde in Aquarius as Venus at 1 degree Cancer trines Jupiter in Pisces. The Sun's trine to a retrograde Saturn might be reaffirming earlier information/conversations or maybe we are committing to something or moving on somehow from that challenging square we had last month. Discussions with authority/father/conversations around our goals should proceed smoothly. There could be rewards for old work. We are stepping into responsibilities/feeling able. At the same time Venus is trining Jupiter - our most benevolent planets having the best aspect is - love, compassion, forgiveness, happiness - benefits flowing to our Pisces house.


The Moon in Taurus is making her own lovely aspects (to Jupiter and Venus!) and answering to Venus - so good for money, love, our relationships, beauty. 


A 5 STAR DAY, in play all week and makes the whole week better!


SATURDAY - Mercury squares Neptune, Mars opposes Pluto

Mars, at 26 degrees Cancer opposes Pluto in Capricorn. This is uber-volatile energy, and like a Full Moon completes a lunar cycle, this opposition completes a Mars/Pluto cycle that started in late March 2020. This might close out a home/family or career/public voice situation. We could feel powerful/powerless. Anger/passion. This is a DANGER WILL ROBINSON aspect, but can also allow us to push past our fears. 


At the same time, a retrograde Mercury (our thinking, information, communication) squares confusing/creative and anesthetizing Neptune. This is the second square of three. Not the time to make an important decision. We don't know what we don't know. This can also be the time our delusions/fantasies are hit by the facts. A mini wake-up call or conversely our thoughts are just going in too many directions and our mind needs a rest. Maybe we need the details/facts to yield to our intuition now. This aspect - usually a quickie, but due to Mercury's retrograde in Gemini this year, taking us from late May (first hit May 22nd) until mid June - makes it hard to be sure. We want to be double checking what we are reading/hearing/saying. People can misunderstand us and we can be misunderstanding them. Maybe information isn't all on the up and up. A tricky day to navigate. Keep a cool head/double check the details. 


Keep in mind until Mercury meets up with the Sun on June 11th it will hard to know/hard to narrow things down. Best to work with this, go with the flow of this (the flow is backward - re-visions, re-thinking, etc).

xo all


painting by the talented Daniel Gerhartz

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