Deer Moon Astrology 5/18/2021

Strong emotions are possible with the energy of today’s Leo moon, opening up a need for immediate expression. There is so much to discuss, but do you really have time to address it all in one sitting? Give other people time to process things. Everyone is reacting to situations much differently because of the cosmic vibes, but at least conflicts are out in the open, which is half the battle. Not everything will be resolved right away, even as the energy begins to lift throughout the day.

The loving Taurus sun is demanding the need for a higher standard of excellence in relationships as it prepares for tomorrow’s second quarter moon phase.

Venus in Gemini shares a minor aspect with both Uranus in Taurus and Pluto in Capricorn and a sextile with centaur Chiron in Aries. Compassion is key, and it can be found through discussing past issues with others. You’ll be ready to make changes in relationships that can lead to a better standing. Getting everyone to comply is only one piece of this very intricate puzzle. The other pieces have to do with how the energy will be received once it’s out there in the universe.

Finally, Mars in Cancer shares a minor connection with Jupiter in Pisces. You can help others if you make use of relevant experiences and feelings from your own life.

We may be anxious to draw conclusions today but the continuing flow of information frustrates our attempts to settle down to a distinct course of action. Intuition may provide some clues but the forming Mercury-Neptune square has us on edge and somewhat confused. The overall environment does not really offer any open doors for definitive action and so we are forced to continue to study and review the situation. Nonetheless, there may very well be simple steps or actions that we can take even if they aren’t as big and bold and decisive as we might prefer. In essence, efforts at consolidation are better supported than efforts to initiate — potentially creating some frustration.


Today is the 138th day of 2021
33 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


 Step back from everything today & see with your eyes.

We could equally call today’s Tarocope, Distractions, as this is how you will likely feel faced with so many choices and options, such is the nature of the 7 of Cups. There is a strong feeling of not finishing your tasks today simply because you took on too much. There is a co-dependent feel to this and a ‘people pleasing’ element to it also. Well I have some news for you:

You can’t please all the people all the time.

And neither should you. While you seemingly cannot choose wisely for yourself today, letting others choose for you will leave you frustrated and annoyed with yourself. It’s like a merry-go-round you can’t get off, but you can. You can choose not to get on in the first place, you’ll just find it hard to resist the offers and temptations of the day and therein lies your dilemma…

The grass isn’t always greener on the other side and once you’ve abandoned one thing for another, you’ll not be satisfied with either. Don’t say yes to someone when you really want to say no. Choose what you will do today, choose what you won’t and be good to yourself. If they’re offended, that’s their issue and not yours. Asserting yourself isn’t always easy but it’s your right and it’s also a choice.

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