Deer Moon Astrology 5/8/2020

“Thunderstorms are as much our friends as the sunshine.”

Criss Jami, Killosophy

Venus is nearly stationary, having arrived at the degree where it will turn retrograde next week (21° Gemini, May 13th). The retrograde phase of Venus is generally quite challenging but, ahead of the approximately 40 days and 40 nights of the upcoming retrograde phase, we have a beneficial Mercury-Venus mutual reception period. The mutual reception period, lasting until May 11th, allows us to lay down some productive goals for how to use the coming (Venus retrograde) challenges to identify areas of information that we want to clarify, review, and/or expose in an effort to find healing and resolution. The long arc of the Venus-Neptune square challenges our idealism and demands that we find a more healthy respect for ourselves within the context of a healthy approach to reality. Today’s Moon-Chiron trine offers us important awareness of the actions that we can take now — today — in order to prepare for the coming challenges.

We’re still under the energy of the full moon. Today, the moon is moving through Sagittarius and makes a harmonious sextile to Saturn this morning. Sagittarius is a visionary sign. You’re at the end of a chapter, but this is a chance to clarify a vision for the future, inspire, and put in place structures that offer you the support you need.

The mood is optimistic and adventurous, and you’re feeling inspired to stretch boundaries and move beyond your comfort zone. There’s a spirit of generosity in the air that is renewing hope. It’s a great day to network, connect with friends, experiment, and explore new ideas and pathways forward.


Today is the 129th day of 2020
43 days until the Summer Solstice
41 days until Mercury Retrograde
237 days until 2021

Sun is in Taurus
Moon is in Sagittarius
Mercury is in Taurus
Venus is in Gemini
Mars is in Aquarius
Jupiter is in Capricorn
Saturn is in Aquarius
Uranus is in Taurus
Neptune is in Pisces
Pluto is Retrograde in Capricorn
Chiron is in Arie

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