Week of May 29, 2017

Sometimes we catch a break and this week is one of them. It is possible we’ll be able to make some progress on several fronts for a change. Some fog rolls in over the weekend but nothing too dense. There are quite a few aspects to keep things moving along, an improvement over that Mars-Saturn opposition last night.

This is the last week Mars will be in versatile Gemini because he’ll be moving into security conscious Cancer on June 4. The effects of the frustrating opposition from Saturn in Sagittarius may linger on Monday but when Mars is sextile innovative Uranus in Aries on Tuesday, we stand a good chance of discovering a great work around. It is fairly smooth sailing after that. The only glitch comes on Friday when Mars squares Chiron in Pisces, and if we go out of our way to be aware of other people’s sensitivities, we’ll be good. Mars in Mercury ruled Gemini is prone to nervous exhaustion and the square to Chiron may bring that on. Once Mars is in Cancer, getting caught up in emotional storms can be extremely fatiguing. By the way, Mars is not well placed in either Gemini or Cancer. He won’t be happy until he enters fiery Leo on July 21.

On Wednesday Mercury in Taurus is trine Pluto in Capricorn, perfect for signing off on important business matters. One reason this aspect is perfect for reading contracts, etc, is because it gives us the patience for digging through the fine print. This is the best indicator yet we’ve put the last Mercury Retrograde behind us.

Mercury does have one more hurdle to get over before moving into Gemini next week and that’s an inconjunct to Saturn in Sagittarius this weekend. Communication difficulties could crop up due to differences in connotation. We may be using the same language but the meaning we assign to the words could be quite different.

Venus in Aries has better luck this week and our relationships ought to reflect that. She will be trine Saturn in Sagittarius on Thursday and conjoining Uranus on Saturday. Since Saturn and Uranus are still within orb of their trine, Venus benefits from the steadiness of Saturn and the boldness of Uranus. By the way, Venus-Uranus conjunctions are often involved in “love at first sight” scenarios. These aspects will help resolve any issues left from the Venus Retrograde, a very good deal in my opinion.

The weekend brings a fabulous trine between Jupiter in Libra and the Gemini Sun on Saturday. The fog rolls in on Sunday when Neptune in Pisces squares the Gemini Sun. Between these two aspects it could make for an interesting time because the Sun-Jupiter trine is very outgoing and perfect for social occasions of all types while the Sun-Neptune square can have people accepting mis-information as truth. In other words, have a great time at the party but make sure there is a designated driver and take most of what you’re told with a grain of salt.

We wake up to an upbeat Leo Moon on Monday. She spreads warmth and goodwill throughout the day, making interactions with people go far more smoothly. Monday evening the Leo Moon will be sextile the Gemini Sun, a very nice combination for socializing with friends and family.

The Leo Moon may lose some of her good humor on Tuesday, particularly midday when she squares Mercury in Taurus. Talking people around could prove very difficult due to fixed sign stubbornness. The lovely Grand Trine in fire (Leo Moon, Saturn in Sagittarius and Uranus in Aries) occurs during the night, good for those who work the night shift.

Wednesday morning starts slow thanks to a void-of-course Leo Moon. It will be mid-morning/midday when the Moon enters industrious Virgo. Once there the Virgo Moon makes no aspects until she squares the Gemini Sun about twenty four hours later. With nothing to distract her, the Virgo Moon can help us handle those important details. This is by far the best day this week for business matters since the Virgo Moon’s efficiency drops off on Thursday and Friday.

On Thursday, accuracy suffers when the Virgo Moon is opposed by illusive Neptune in Pisces midday. Her mood improves during the evening when she is trine Pluto in Capricorn. This is a good day to follow Mercury retrograde type protocols such as double checking our work and backing up data.

The Virgo Moon doesn’t fare much better on Friday when she finds herself blocked by Saturn in Sagittarius first thing in the morning, followed by small but annoying interruptions. By the afternoon, a cranky Virgo Moon-Mars in Gemini square may be the straw that broke the camel’s back causing tempers to flare. Thankfully the Moon moves into peace loving Libra late afternoon/early evening and our interest to going out to play may revive.

Most of the day on Saturday, the Libra Moon travels along with no distractions and the first aspect she makes is a jovial conjunction to Jupiter, followed by a trine to the Gemini Sun. All of this should put people in the mood to enjoy social activities of all types with plenty of cheerful, lively conversations to enjoy.

Sunday the pleasant atmosphere the Libra Moon loves is tempered. She starts the day square to Pluto in Capricorn, a restrictive influence. We should see a gradual improvement in mood over the course of the day though an evening sextile to Saturn in Sagittarius may serve as a reminder to prepare ourselves for the coming workweek.

With the exception of Friday and Sunday, the rest of the week looks darn good! We’ve dealt with so many delays in the recent weeks it may take us awhile to adjust to the idea we can finally move more freely again. We’re in the best part of the lunar cycle to tackle new things too. Enjoy!

Note: Timing is averaged for EDT to PDT.

Image:  Lavender Iris © Diane Lang

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