Mars enters Aries: Taking action

May 24, 2022 Mars enters Aries

On May 24, 2022 at 6:17pm CST Mars enters Aries. Mars is entering into the sign it feels the most at home in. In Aries, our actions are effortless and instinctive. That being said, make certain that you pause before you take those actions, especially now that we are all feeling a little more fiery and passionate. Better to take a moment to reflect than to take actions you regret. That being said, you can get a lot achieved with this energy, so channel it towards what you most value (Mercury retrograding into Taurus will help you with that). 

Mars will conjunct Chiron and Eris while in Aries and form a square with Pluto in Capricorn. This is a time of taking the initiative to heal. If you do, you could find yourself feeling more you than you have ever felt before and taking actions inspired from that more authentic place.

Weekly Sacred Astrology, May 21-27, 2022

May 24, 2022 Venus conjunct Eris in Aries

May 21, 2022: Sun conjunct Mercury at 0° Gemini. This is a potent place for the Sun and Mercury to come together. Mercury is most at home in Gemini, a place where our minds can run free. We will feel the most vital and alive when we embrace the openness, curiosity, and playfulness of the Gemini energy. When you open up to the possibilities from a place of beginner’s mind, of not knowing, of sheer wonder. When you allow yourself the ability to change your mind, you give yourself the freedom to change your life.  

May 22, 2022: Mercury retrogrades back into Taurus. Mercury is going back into Taurus so that we may rethink our values. After all, our values are what drive our lives ultimately. If you value beauty, you seek to surround yourself with beauty. When you value love, you seek to surround yourself with love. When you embody your values, you will live a soul-full life.  

May 24, 2022: Mars enters Aries. Mars is entering into the sign it feels the most at home in. In Aries, our actions are effortless and instinctive. That being said, make certain that you pause before you take those actions, especially now that we are all feeling a little more fiery and passionate. Better to take a moment to reflect than to take actions you regret. That being said, you can get a lot achieved with this energy, so channel it towards what you most value (Mercury retrograding into Taurus will help you with that).   

Venus conjunct Eris at 24° Aries. We are being asked to honestly assess how we love, relate, and connect, not only with ourselves, but with others. Are you being authentic? Eris demands total authenticity, especially in Aries, the sign of I AM. When you can be real with yourself, you will attract relationships with others who reflect who you really are. 

May 25, 2022: Mercury at 28° Taurus trine Pluto at 28° Capricorn. Mercury retrogrades back into a trine with Pluto. This is the second of three trines. This a great energy for easeful and graceful transformation. Use this energy well and allow it to compost ways of perceiving the world that no longer serve the life you want to build for yourself, that don’t align with your values.   

May 26, 2022:  New Venus Portal: Venus conjunct Moon at 26° Aries. This energy is very emotionally raw. You just feel what you feel. That is perfectly okay. As long as we allow ourselves the space to feel and express without judgement, the emotions will pass through. Emotions are just energy in motion when you allow them to flow. It is only when we don’t allow them to pass that they get lodged in the body as trauma. 

May 27, 2022: Venus at 28° Aries square Pluto at 28° Capricorn. This energy is more confrontational than easeful (the trine of Mercury and Pluto). Squares require a change of direction. Venus’ unfettered and authentic heart expression may be hindered by external forces. Choose connection over confrontation.   

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Sun enters Gemini: Perceiving through the eyes of the child

Sun enters Gemini on May 20, 2022

The vitality, the life force of our planet, the Sun, enters Gemini today, May 20, 2022 at 8:22pm CST. Gemini is the storyteller, the networker, the playful trickster, and the child who goes around asking “why?” When you live life with this childlike sense of curiosity, wonder, innocence, and playfulness, you will take leaps of faith because you trust that no matter what happens, you can learn something from it. Gemini is opposite to Sagittarius in the zodiac, giving us a deeper understanding of Gemini’s highest purpose. Sagittarius is the sign of beliefs. Gemini is the sign of curiosity and openness. When you can maintain that Gemini curiosity and wonder throughout your life, you will be open to your beliefs changing. You will be curious about other perspectives, viewpoints, and stories and through that willingness to learn, you will naturally expand into Sagittarius. 

The Sun is meeting up with Mercury the day after it enters Gemini. With the Sun meeting Mercury at 0° of Gemini, it is an invitation for us to fully step into the childlike wonder and openness of Gemini. When we can perceive through the eyes of a child, we open our minds to possibilities that we are unaware of when we are stuck in old, outdated, limiting, and even untrue beliefs (Sagittarius). The world is a much more magical and wondrous place when you embrace that playful innocence within and maintain a healthy curiosity about yourself, others, and life.    

Total Lunar Eclipse in Scorpio: Eclipse your need to control the mystery of life

Total Lunar Eclipse in Scorpio on May 15, 2022 at 11:14pm CST

Speaking from personal experience, I know a little something about the Nodes in Taurus and Scorpio. My North Node is in Scorpio and my South Node is in Taurus, and right now, this eclipse is transiting my natal chart in a BIG way. I am going to talk about this Total Lunar Eclipse in Scorpio first from my personal experience, and then we will go into the chart for this eclipse and look at the most important aspects. 

If I have noticed anything over the past two and a half years, but most especially since the Nodes went into Taurus and Scorpio in December 2021 or in January 2022 (depending on whether you use the Mean or True Nodes), it is that there are two stories being told about “reality.” The first story is one in which everything must be totally controlled, we are separate from nature, our bodies are just mechanical machines, we must compete to survive in a harsh world, and there is no order or meaning in the universe. The second story is one in which life is a beautiful mystery of co-creation and participation, we are connected with all of creation and are an integral part of nature, our bodies are amazing multidimensional organic organisms with innate intelligence, the natural order of life is cooperation and community, and there is intelligence, creativity, order, and meaning in the universe. Depending on which story you believe, you move through the world with a vastly different perspective and mindset, and you take radically different actions. I, for one, have stepped totally from the first story, the story of separation, and into the second story, the story of connection. 

The North Node in Taurus is inviting us all into radical embodiment, honoring the physical experience of life, examining what it is we really value, appreciating the simple pleasures, and connecting with nature, the earth, and the other inhabitants of this beautiful planet. The South Node in Scorpio is inviting us to let go of control. Shadow Scorpio is the illusion of total control: over life, over your emotions, over others, over the mysteries of existence. We are seeing a lot of Shadow Scorpio right now! 

May 15, 2022 Total Lunar Eclipse in Scorpio Chart

May 15, 2022 we have a Total Lunar Eclipse in Scorpio, a Full Moon at 25° Scorpio 18’ and the Sun at 25° Taurus 18’ at 11:14pm CST. But throughout the day leading up to the climax of the eclipse we have the Moon in Scorpio opposite Uranus in Taurus, Venus conjunct Chiron at 14° Aries, the Sun at 24° Taurus square Saturn at 24° Aquarius, and the Moon in Scorpio square Saturn in Aquarius. The Moon and the Sun are activating the Saturn – Uranus square, which was exact three times in 2021, and though it is separating now, is still very active this year as well. The Saturn and Uranus square has been a tug of war between the old and the new, the past and the future, traditional and radical. But why not both/and? Why can’t we learn from the past and take forward the lessons learned into the future? Why not honor traditions and integrate ancient wisdom into the solutions that will allow us to create a world that is radically different from the one we have now?

The Moon is conjunct the South Node in Scorpio and the Sun is conjunct the North Node in Taurus. What I find interesting is that the Moon is going to be eclipsed by the earth’s shadow. The Earth is the embodiment of everything Taurus, and the North Node is in Taurus, the collective future we are being invited to step into. Scorpio is what is being eclipsed here, showing us what we need to let go of in order that we may embrace that Taurean North Node energy. 

The Sun, Moon, and Nodes are square to Saturn in Aquarius. What this indicates to me is that we develop maturity, mastery, authority over ourselves, take responsibility for our choices, and make a commitment to do the work necessary to move forward in our lives in alignment with our soul values. We do that by letting go of emotional attachments, insecurities, fears, our need to control, to have power over, that we do our shadow work to uncover unconscious desires and motivations that could be sabotaging our intimate relationships and our own soul growth. 

The Sun and North Node are sextile an approaching conjunction between Mars and Neptune in Pisces while the Moon and South Node are trine this conjunction. This is a positive flow of energy towards taking divinely inspired actions towards our future. The Sun and North Node are trine Pluto in Capricorn while the Moon and South Node are sextile Pluto. This is transformative energy, an impulse to compost anything that no longer serves our evolution, so that we can more fully manifest our lives in alignment with soul. Pluto is nearing its end in Capricorn, and it has been showing us the rot at the root of our collective institutions and systems and the rot at the root of our individual lives, what we have hitherto built for ourselves. Let us tear down the rotting structures so that we may rebuild in a more harmonious way in alignment with the future we want to see (Pluto in Aquarius). 

Venus is conjunct Chiron in Aries, bringing us a beautiful opportunity for self-love and self-healing. Venus is our ability to love, relate, and connect and Chiron is our ability to heal, both in Aries, the sign of I AM, the primal energy of authentic beingness. As we are able to heal the wounds that have been inflicted upon us both from ourselves and others through the rejection of our authentic self-expression, we are able to be more of who we were born to be. As we embrace more and more of who we really are, not only is it easier to express and share our unique gifts, but we become an inspiration to others who feel our authenticity and are thus encouraged to do the healing necessary to express their uniqueness as well. 

You begin one tiny forgiveness at a time
You breathe forgiveness into your being on your in-breath
And breathe out your hate with your out-breath
You hug yourself and say "I love you"
You walk barefoot and hug a tree
Feeling the unconditional love of Mother Gaia
Embracing you unconditionally
Giving you the nurturing you need to let go 
To let go of the past
Unshackle your brilliance from its clutches
Turn loathing into fierce art that rages away those feelings
And torture yourself no more
You are loved, dear child of the earth and of the stars
You are so dearly cherished and loved

Weekly Sacred Astrology, May 14-20, 2022

Sun enters Gemini on May 20, 2022

May 15, 2022: Total Lunar Eclipse: Full Moon at 25° Scorpio 18’ & Sun at 25° Taurus 18’. So many aspects are happening today. The Moon opposes Uranus, then squares Saturn right before the Full Moon Total Lunar Eclipse. The Sun at 24° Taurus also squares Saturn at 24° Aquarius right before the eclipse. Venus also conjuncts Chiron at 14° Aries. Eclipses are powerful portals where the past, present, and future converge, giving us a chance to make quantum leaps. Consider this eclipse a continuation of the story that began unfolding with the New Moon Partial Solar Eclipse in Taurus on April 30. It is also an unfoldment of the Saturn-Uranus square that is still active this year, though it will not be exact again. I will post an in-depth analysis of the chart tomorrow, but for now, know that if you are doing the work of radical embodiment and letting go of emotional attachments and unconscious desires that are holding you back from your greatest expression of self and fullest experience of life, this eclipse energy will support your commitment to yourself.   

May 18, 2022: Mars conjunct Neptune at 24° Pisces. This is inspired action on steroids. Mars is our ability to take action, and Neptune is our ability to dream, vision, and connect to the spiritual realms. With the recent Jupiter and Neptune conjunction in Pisces, and then Venus joining in this conversation, if you have been deeply listening to yourself, you will have visions that you are ready to take actions on. Mars can help you do that. 

May 19, 2022: Sun at 28° Taurus trine Pluto at 28° Capricorn. The Sun trine Pluto is a wonderful energy of letting yourself be transformed. Your path forward will be illuminated, and you will just know what needs to be composted so that you can manifest a life that is more in alignment with your soul values. 

May 20, 2022: Sun enters Gemini. The Sun is meeting up with Mercury at 0° Gemini the day after it enters Gemini. What can you learn in the temple of Gemini? Gemini is truly Beginner’s Mind, the Fool in the tarot, the one who is deeply curious, open, and in wonder and awe of life. Think back to when you were a young child always asking “why?” This is the mindset to cultivate now.   

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