Deer Moon Astrology 5/11/2021

The annual new moon in Taurus occurs today. During a new moon, the sun and moon link up in the same sign. As a result of this connection, we can’t see the moon’s luminous glow, which means we need to rely solely on our intuition. The moon is in a tight sextile with Neptune and wider trine to Pluto. There is imagination and inspiration that suggests nearly limitless possibilities. Mercury’s trine to Saturn and Mars’ sextile to Uranus stir our intellect and energy without pushing us too far into erratic or ungrounded aspiration and ambition. With Jupiter preparing to enter Pisces on Thursday, there is no doubt that we are on the precipice of a major change. We can feel that a change is imminent and the excitement is animating. However, although there may be a great deal of intellectual speculation about the scope and nature of the shift, there is little doubt that there will be some unexpected ramifications of the changes that are coming.

That may be true for most new moons, but today’s luminary is affected by the presence of Neptune and Pluto. Emotions could get intense because we can barely access our sentiments due to the dark moon. Today, you could have an abundance of feelings but be hesitant about expressing them. However, they will come out at some point during the day.

This luminary aligns with dreamy Neptune and evocative Pluto, putting into focus relationships, money, and self-care. You can find new and unique ways to nurture yourself and others during this time, as well as ways to take control of situations that you put on the back burner. It can be a period of soul searching while you decide what you want to create and add to your life.

As you know, a new moon is a time of new beginnings and fresh starts, which is why it’s important to take your time to make sure that you’re putting your energy into the right dream, investment, or relationship. There could be moments throughout the day in which you want to exert your authority over those you care about, but this is unadvised because it could cause unnecessary drama.


Today is the 131st day of 2021
40 days until the summer solstice
18 days until Mercury Retrograde
234 days until 2022

Sun is in Taurus
Moon is Waning Crescent* in Taurus
Mercury is in Gemini
Venus is in Gemini
Mars is in Cancer
Jupiter is in Aquarius
Saturn is in Aquarius
Uranus is in Taurus
Neptune is in Pisces
Pluto is Rx in Capricorn
Chiron is in Aries

*This intermediate Moon phase is the last phase of the lunar month. It starts just after the Third Quarter Moon and lasts until the following New Moon.

  • Mercury is retrograde from May 29th and goes Direct on June 22nd in the signs of Gemini/Taurus
  • Jupiter is retrograde from June 20th and goes Direct on October 18th in the signs of Aquarius/Capricorn
  • Venus is retrograde from December 19th and goes Direct on January 29th (2022) in the signs of Capricorn/Sagittarius
  • Saturn is retrograde from May 23rd and goes Direct on October 11th in the sign of Capricorn



Take the lead

Protection Message: Others may not be as far along as you are on your journey. When Stag Spirit appears in the protection position, you are called to be compassionate and patient as you find yourself leading the way.

When others struggle to follow you, they may be unsure that you can be trusted, challenging you to be kind and strong, challenging your value and questioning your worth. Know that Spirit has put you in this place at this time for a purpose and will not abandon you when you need help with your new responsibilities.

Or perhaps you are actually uncomfortable leading, maybe temporarily trapped by your small self and are therefore promoting yourself too strongly, afraid that others might see weakness or imperfection in you.

Let go of your fears, and let Stag Spirit remind you that you have what it takes to lead wisely and ethically if you practice self-honesty and listen to others who wish to support you.

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