Deer Moon Astrology 5/12/2020


“Remain open-minded, even when you believe yourself to be a king among peasants. You never know what blessings can be gained or crises averted just by listening.”

A.J. Darkholme, Rise of the Morningstar

Mercury trines Saturn today, providing at least a bit of hope that we can steady our thoughts enough to find a foothold. Principle and detachment are especially important in our interactions with others. Mars rides the Aquarius-Pisces cusp today, entering Pisces this evening at 9:17 PM PDT. Activity is increasingly reliant on intuition and consequences are built into every action we take. While we may be seeking to employ some kind of practical approach, the results are still very hit and miss. Venus stations retrograde this evening, beginning her 40 days and 40 nights of wandering in the wilderness — well, 43 days. Venus will be retrograde until June 25th. Ultimately, our reactions may be more important than our actions under this retrograde Venus, revealing more about us than we may be prepared to acknowledge.

It’s a red-letter day in the cosmos as Mars and Venus, the lovers of the cosmos, change sign or direction, suggesting significant changes in relationships and financial situations.
This morning, the Capricorn moon connects with Jupiter, revealing opportunities and potential. The mood lightens as the moon enters Aquarius this morning, but we’re entering a powerful phase of reevaluation of our personal and business relationships and financial situations.

First, Mercury trines (newly retrograde) Saturn this afternoon, helping solidify arrangements and bringing a more rooted understanding and a chance to restructure arrangements and situations.

Mars enters Pisces tonight and remains here until June 27. Pisces is a water sign, so this isn’t the easiest placement for a fiery planet like Mars. Here, motivation can be easily diffused. It’s easy to get distracted, lose focus, not know what you want, and have your spirits dampened or feel like you’re trying to run underwater. But this energy is also extremely creative, imaginative, dreamy, and romantic. It’s a matter of learning to channel it effectively. Use this period to explore your desires, creativity, or a dream, and you can navigate this period with awareness.

Once Mars enters Aries on June 27, it will remain in that sign for almost six months (during which time it stations retrograde), and you’ll have a chance to put a plan into action, go after your desires, and bring a dream to life.

Very significantly, Venus stations retrograde in Gemini tonight, until June 24, retracing territory she’s been in since April 3. You’re in a process of renegotiating and reevaluating relationships, financial and creative situations, and situations that have been playing out since early April. Also, this is a chance to recognize your more deeply embedded patterns surrounding money, relationships, and values.

What was unfolding eight years ago, in 2012, around this time of year? Venus was retrograde in Gemini at that time, and you’re likely seeing some repeating themes. Remember your lessons and you can make conscious (and perhaps different) choices to create a different reality.


Today is the 133rd day of 2020
39 days until the Summer Solstice
37 days until Mercury Retrograde
233 days until 2021

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

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