The energy this weekend is creative, compassionate, and a bit lazy to be quite honest, with the 2nd of three passes of this year’s Jupiter trine to Neptune in Pisces coming exact early Friday morning. We also have a wonderfully sharp and passionate trine between Mercury and Pluto, making this weekend the perfect time for mystical exploration, research and occult studies of any kind. It’s a beautiful weekend for creative, intuitive or spiritual endeavors of all kinds!
Friday (5/25): Retrograde Jupiter at 16 degrees in Scorpio comes into a beneficial trine with Neptune in Pisces today, adding depth, compassion and a bit of mysticism to the energy of this weekend. Jupiter in trine with Neptune is wonderful for diving deep behind the veil into hidden philosophies and ancient mysteries. This deeply creative energy is also wonderful for artistic endeavors and spiritual exploration of any kind. There is a tendency toward an idealistic outlook under this influence, so even in the midst of a bit of tension and uncertainty we can maintain a positive attitude toward whatever work comes up for us to take on. This is a very dreamy, fantastical energy that may leave some feeling lazy or ungrounded throughout the end of this week. If this is the case for you, Bach Flower Remedies Clematis is an excellent ally to help you to keep your feet on solid ground. ;)
Mercury today comes into a wonderfully harmonious trine with Pluto in Capricorn, bringing a sharpness and intensity to our thought processes and communication. Surface-level communication simply won’t cut it today, and even with Mercury in the very physically-oriented sign of Taurus we will crave something much deeper. Our minds become powerful and penetrating under this influence, which is excellent for diving deep into research, detective work, or laser-focused mental activity of all kinds. Strategizing is advisable, as we are very easily able to create opportunities to get exactly what we want without much compromise.
Venus in the nurturing and receptive sign of Cancer makes an opposition to Saturn in Capricorn, pulling us in completely different directions and compelling us to take sides. It’s pleasure and comfort versus disciplined hard work and sacrifice under this influence, some may lean toward clinging to what feels cozy and familiar, others may feel the burden of responsibility weighing more heavily, bringing greater dedication to the lessons and work that requires revisiting and completion. The best way to utilize this energy is to integrate the two opposite energies, merging companionship with responsibility, nurturing in a way that’s well defined and brings comfort and form. This energy can help us to have strong, appropriate boundaries in relationships and bring a much better work-life balance if we allow the influence to take hold.
The Moon today is transiting the fair and just sign of Libra, making an intense square to Pluto in Capricorn before going Void-of-Course at 2:04pm MST, where it will remain throughout the remainder of the day. The moon is considered Void of Course (VOC) during the time between the moon’s last major aspect with another planet in its current sign and the moment it moves into the next sign. Because now is a time when the moon remains un-aspected, our inner world may become much more calm, quiet and clear.
The VOC moon is a time when our intuition can become heightened as it is free from outside planetary influences; however, too much mental or physical activity at this time can distort our psychic senses and cause us to take wrong action. This is why when we take action or begin a new project during the VOC moon, things often don't pan out. Likewise, any thoughts we may have or worries we may hold on to are also unlikely to come to fruition and are merely serving as a distraction from the inner quiet brought on by the void. While the VOC moon is a fertile time for receiving insight and inspiration, now is not the time to act. Tomorrow, the moon will change signs, which will allow us to begin bringing to fruition whatever was seeded during this highly intuitive time of calm and contemplation.Saturday (5/26): No major planetary aspects. The Moon moves into the passionate sign of Scorpio at 6:39am MST, intensifying our emotions and deepening our intuition for the next 2.5 days. The Moon will be making difficult aspects to Mars and Uranus earlier in the day, highlighting last week’s explosive Mars/Uranus square—so expect the unexpected! Luckily, the Moon makes only positive aspects to Saturn and Venus from then on out, bringing stability and balance to the second half of the day.
Sunday (5/27): No major planetary aspects. Today the Moon in Scorpio comes into conjunction with retrograde Jupiter, fueling philosophical introspection and boosting our mood to create greater optimism. The Moon will make harmonious aspects to Neptune and Pluto, highlighting some of the beautiful, mystical aspects from Friday and enhancing our psychic senses.
Have a beautiful weekend! Be sure to check back on Sunday for the weekday forecast! :)