This weekend is looking to be action-packed with loads of tension, impulsivity and the potential for CHANGE! Not only will Mercury be making it’s 3rd and final square to Mars in Capricorn, brining mental frustration and aggressive communication, but Mercury will be in a conjunction to Uranus at the final degrees of Aries as well! This volatile and disruptive energy can bring hugely impulsive decisions and verbal exchanges as we quickly make moves to wrap up the eight-year long transit of Uranus in Aries.
Friday (5/11): The Moon today goes Void-of-Course in Pisces at 2:02am MST after making it’s final aspect in the foggy, Neptunian sign—a supportive sextile over to Mars, indicating that ideas, projects and plans seeded over the last 2.5 days may be successfully executed and are more likely to end successfully.
The Moon moves into Aries at 5:40am MST, where it will remain for the next 2.5 days. At 9:35pm MST, the Moon will make a challenging aspect to Saturn in Capricorn, indicating internal blockages and struggles that may leave us feeling burdened or limited in our ability to push forward.
The Sun in Taurus makes a harmonious trine with Pluto in Capricorn today, indicating laser-focused intensity when it comes to endeavors related to our soul’s purpose and out worldly success. This is also an excellent energy for getting support from people in positions of power, as they may be more likely to lend a helping hand and to assist in propelling others into success at this time. This is also excellent energy for diving deep into the inter workings of the mind or, in the earth signs, exploring what lies at the core of the structures of our physical reality and society at large. Under this Plutonian influence, people may become more interested in conspiracy or other topics that are kept hidden or are considered “dark” or taboo. Now is an excellent time to find a topic you’re passionate about and dive DEEP!
Saturday (5/12): Our minds become razor sharp and moving incredibly quickly today as Mercury, the planet ruling communication and analytical thought, comes into a frustrating square with Mars in Capricorn. People may be much more quick to speak up, and the words that are exchanged may be intense and reactionary under this influence. Be careful not to make impulsive decisions or to speak without thinking, as this is a time when we may say or do things we may later regret. With a challenging aspect between Mercury and Mars, some may use harsh words to hurt others after becoming too caught up in the heat of the moment. While arguments are likely, this energy can utilized more positively for intense, focused thought and decisive action of any kind. This is the third and final pass of this transit, which first came exact on February 28th of this year. Thinking back to intense verbal exchanges or willful or reactionary decisions that were made the first time this transit around can give clues as what may come up to be resolved this weekend.
Today, the Moon in fiery and willful Aries makes a challenging square to Pluto in Capricorn, bringing a layer of depth and intensity to our inner emotional experience. The Moon in Aries is already emotionally charged and passionate, and with Pluto in the mix, the passion is brought to new heights! Under this influence, we crave intense emotional intimacy with some, and may become more closed off toward people we distrust. Sensitivity to deceit and betrayal is heightened, sometimes bordering on paranoia in extreme cases. This is a fleeting transit which is strongest in the evening today, and it is best to wait until later tonight when the Moon comes into a supportive sextile with Venus to act on any suspicions or impulses as we are more likely to over-react in the earlier part of the day.
Sunday (5/13): Mercury comes into conjunction with Uranus at the final degrees of Aries today, highlighting the need to wrap things up and make the final, necessary changes required by Uranus before it officially moves into Taurus for the next 8 years! This conjunction may bring quick, impulsive decisions, divine inspiration and flashes of insight that come in like a shockwave! New, innovative solutions to old problems can come up out of the blue today! Mercury’s conjunction to Uranus is also associate with nervous tension and anxiety, as our minds may be running a mile a minute and our nervous systems may be on overdrive during this period. If this is the case for you, it is ideal to make sure your electrolytes are in balance and you’re getting enough rest. If you’re feeling too restless to wind down, a an outlet for communicating all of your ideas, worries and insights may be needed at this time. While this aspect can cause us to want to make rebellious, impulsive and downright unusual decisions, it is best to plan, plot, and analyze rather than jumping head-first into something new. After all, at the end degrees of Aries this transit is more about wrapping things up and finalizing changes than it is about initiating new plans.
Shortly after making a mentally chaotic conjunction to Uranus in Aries, Mercury will move into the calm and grounded sign of Taurus—a much needed shift in energy! This will quickly bring more stability to thoughts, ideas and plans over these next two weeks. Ideas that have been formulated, and re-formulated during these past couple of months with Mercury going back-and-forth in retrograde will finally become more solid. Now is the time when we can more easily decipher between what’s practical and realistic and the more eccentric and unrealistic ideas that simply felt exiting to us in the heat of the moment. Decision making is slowed down, and people are less quick to speak up while Mercury transits Taurus. This may be a good thing after this weekend, as Mercury conjunct Uranus and squaring Mars will undoubtedly have many of us putting our foot in our mouth!
The Moon today is growing dark and goes Void-of-Course in Aries at 11:05am MST after making it’s final transit in the willful, fiery sign—an impulsive conjunction to Uranus. This aspect further highlights today’s impulsive and disruptive conjunction between Mercury and Uranus, and may signal abrupt changes or endings to issues that came up over these last 2.5 days.
The Moon moves into the grounded & sensual sign of Taurus at 11:15am MST, ushering us into the energy of Tuesday’s powerful New Moon, which occurs only hours before Uranus moves into Taurus!
Have a beautiful week! Be sure to check back on Sunday for the weekday forecast! :)