Deer Moon Astrology 5/15/2021

The sentimental moon in Cancer heightens our psychic and sensitive side today. You could be feeling more empathic and emotional than normal, and a square between the moon and healing asteroid Chiron in Aries threatens to drain your energy. It’s a time to heal, not only by helping others but also by helping yourself. There is a willingness to help others, but it could cause problems if you feel like you’re being taken for granted.

Action planet Mars in Cancer shares a minor frustration with authoritative Saturn in Aquarius in the morning, making us yearn for freedom (offered this evening) after arguing with those who aim to control us (and vice versa).

The Cancer moon aspects Uranus in Taurus in the evening, urging you to step outside your comfort zone. This can give you the ability to see matters from a different perspective. Luckily, the entrance of Uranus into the cosmic picture brings some inspiration. It also offers us some convenient ways to heal. Be sure to take this as an opportunity to get moving if you had a slower start to the day.

Uranus and the moon continue to get along, bringing wonderful surprises our way. Be sure to journal any brilliant ideas you have and be open to psychic downloads from the other side. Dreams can become real today, but only if you’re open to receiving the information from the universe and using it to innovate in your life.

Mercury arrives in the shadow of the upcoming retrograde phase (May 29th – June 22nd) and approaches a square to Neptune — the first of 3 squares that will challenge us to deepen our connections. Our thinking must begin to mature and our ideas must show relevance beyond simple cleverness. As well, Saturn is on the degree where it will turn retrograde on May 23rd. The challenge is to recognize the importance of flexibility that does not sacrifice the importance of principles, morality, and compassion. Curiosity and the pursuit of knowledge must stay connected to deeper principles and truth. The promise of last Tuesday’s New Moon (11:59 AM PDT 21° Taurus) will not be realized until we move through this deepening process.


Today is the 135th day of 2021
36 days until the summer solstice
14 days until Mercury Retrograde
230 days until 2022

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

*The Waxing Crescent is an intermediate phase of the Moon, which starts after the New Moon and lasts until the First Quarter. In this phase, the Moon’s light begins to increase from 0.1% to 49.9%. Even though it is not a major phase, it lasts longer, about 21.6% of the lunar month.

  • 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


Although we often wish we could leave the past behind, Elephant Spirit reminds us that memory matters. We must respect the wisdom of the elders who hand down to us traditions they have shaped to express our connection to each other and respect for the community. What has come before informs what we are experiencing today, and we must never forget our legacy of strength and dignity.

Elephant Spirit appears with the message that we are to acknowledge that which came before and learn from it. All of us are memory-based creatures, and we must revisit the past to understand where we are and where we are going. The stories of events you experienced, the stories in our collective memory, and the stories of relationships you have had can be told many ways. What story will you tell?

Elephant Spirit is here to encourage you to make it one that stirs in you a sense of power and dignity, for you have honored yourself by choosing to learn from your past. Spirit rejoices at your willingness to learn and grow.

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