Deer Moon Astrology, 5/12/2021

The Taurus moon squares off with Jupiter in the last degree of Aquarius today. This can create an over-the-top emotional vibe that opens and expands our hearts. You could overdo the emotional declarations, which can and will backfire if you promise more than you’re able to actually deliver.

The moon enters Gemini later in the morning, linking up with Mercury on its journey. You could be extra chatty and communicative, which could lead to you accidentally spill the beans about a friend. Keeping mum will be hard, especially since the cosmic energy is urging you to gossip and expose secrets.

Conversely, you can use your wits to get out of any sticky situation that occurs in the evening. The good news is that Saturn in Aquarius lends a hand to lessen the chaotic energy by linking up with Mercury. This can temper the spread of rumors and make us all want to slow down our intake of sensational news and tone down overt expressions of the heart.

Venus in Gemini shares a minor connection with Neptune in Pisces, which can soften sentiments and emotions as we begin to lean into our desires. One caution is that you may believe in a dream that, unfortunately, doesn’t exist in reality. Dive deep into your feelings, but keep your feet on the ground and your eyes wide open to avoid the betrayal and confusion that can come with this astrological transit.

Mercury trines Saturn today. The Gemini Moon emphasizes the intellectual common sense of the Mercury-Saturn interaction that keeps our aspirations and ambitions focused on methodical progress and helps us to avoid slipping into wildly over-optimistic fantasy. Our self-esteem has finally seemed to stabilize. There is less concern over convincing anyone that we do actually know what we’re talking about. Of course, there will always be some degree of confounding skepticism and this highly intellectual atmosphere — bordering on genius — may not provide enough patience and tolerance to completely set aside the complaints of naysayers. The more we can focus on our mission and a broader vision, the less such annoyances will slow us down.


Today is the 132nd day of 2021
39 days until the summer solstice
17 days until Mercury Retrograde
233 days until 2022

Sun is in Taurus
Moon is Waning Crescent* in Gemini
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


Oracle Message: Employ your moral compass & be fair in all your dealings.

At one extreme, you will be dealing with legal matters, contracts & obligations. If you are these will include legal personnel – lawyers, maybe even judges, most definitely decision makes.

At the other you are being called to adjudicate at the personal level – be or create fairness where there is some missing. You may be experiencing the effect underhanded behaviour, if so, you are being called to take the upper hand through fair means. If you are being unfair, then you have to correct your behaviour whether you like it or not. A zero sum game does not create a balanced situation nor does it promote cohesion or moving forward positively.

You could end up doing a 5 of Swords, and that’s not cool. No matter how you think they may deserve it. Can you settle this a better way? You are being asked to think about how. The thinking relates in a way to the High Priestess, inner wisdom and not being rash – finding a solution quietly, privately and in a way that creates an equal sum game.

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