Deer Moon Astrology 5/17/2021

The Taurus sun connects with Pluto in Capricorn in the morning, giving us a chance to assert our beliefs and take control over situations. Events that transpire throughout the day can give us clear direction about how to proceed in the future. This will allow you to take control of matters and ensure that others don’t usurp your role at work.

This would be a good time to create some boundaries to make sure that people don’t take advantage of you while encouraging them to stay in their lane. You might also want to dive deep into the mysteries of life and gain an understanding of matters from a deeper level than before, which will allow you to feel as though you’re getting to the heart of the matter.

In the afternoon, Venus in Gemini shares a conjunction with the north node of destiny, allowing us to enjoy confidence and monetary gain. Venus and the north node of destiny align once a year, making this a major transit. For the first time in a long while, we can receive gifts from the universe that help us create the life we want, whether they’re professional, monetary, or relationships. It’s your time to move into the world and manifest your dreams of the past few months.

Yesterday’s search for truth seems to feel a bit more personal under today’s Leo Moon. Our perceptions are likely to be more colored by what we want to find or how information reflects back upon us. In other words, we have a rather difficult time arriving at something like objectivity even though we continue to seek new information and understanding. Knowledge and understanding are highly desirable under today’s Venus-North Node conjunction but we are more susceptible to seeing what we want to see or dealing with blind spots that wind up giving us an incomplete picture. With our pride on the line, we should be especially cautious before jumping to any conclusions.


Today is the 137th day of 2021
34 days until the summer solstice
12 days until Mercury Retrograde
228 days until 2022

Sun is in Taurus
Moon is Waxing Crescent* in Leo
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


Moth Spirit can be intense, and honesty about your own compulsive tendencies is needed right now. It is too easy to switch from one addiction to another, distracting yourself from the discomfort of uncertainty and the thoughts and emotions that arise when you aren’t single-mindedly pursuing a goal.

Moth Spirit calls to you to practice moderation in all things and recognize when think you are headed toward the light but are really heading into a fire that will cause burnout. Why are you so resistant to letting up? Could you be avoiding difficult emotions you need to feel and release?

Now is a time to do a fearless inventory so that your addictive tendencies can be toned down and rechanneled into enthusiastic activity in moderation. You are not a machine; listen to Moth Spirit’s message that a change is needed to support your well-being.

Maybe, deep down, you know you have become too attached to something and someone. Let go of your need to control the outcome and allow yourself to remember the many ways you want to channel your energy—to relationships, to work, to giving to others, to self-care, and to all the other pursuits you value.

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