Deer Moon Astrology 5/19/2021

The Moon goes briefly void-of-course early this afternoon, splitting the day into two rather distinct halves. The early part of the day is marked by the Moon’s square to the Sun, creating a fixed-sign slowdown that may create some frustration but also offer opportunities to make lasting — albeit incremental — progress. The later part of the day, after the Moon arrives in Virgo at 1:59 PM PDT, we are more likely to step off the treadmill and finally find a sense of detachment. Venus makes a trine to Saturn, helping us to find supportive allies and teachers who can steady our thinking enough to form a better plan.

Today’s second quarter moon in Leo urges you to take stock of your life. Make plans to release outdated sentiments with the hope of achieving more certainty. The moon can energize us and push us to attain our most important goals. Since the moon is in Leo, we can expect it to lead to big, sweeping declarations that evoke our passions. What makes you happy? Where do you find joy? These are questions you’ll be contemplating during this luminary.

The moon enters Virgo this afternoon, urging us to analytically process the day’s events. You could even make a few groundbreaking revelations if you think about matters from a clear perspective.

Mercury in Gemini and Pluto in Capricorn share a minor aspect that confers power on each one. This can add drama and authority to all communication because you’ll be asserting yourself and making sure that you’re heard by those who have ignored you in the past.

Being seen and understood is important, especially in the afternoon when the Virgo moon adds pizzazz to our emotions. Think before going off on someone, because it could cause more harm than good. The intention is to inspire change, but you could achieve the opposite effect.

Finally, Venus in Gemini and Saturn in Aquarius connect tonight, making us want to take social and financial matters seriously in contrast with the fun-loving Leo moon from earlier in the day.


Today is the 139th day of 2021
32 days until the summer solstice
11 days until Mercury Retrograde
227 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


Key concepts: sharing, community, a sense of belonging, fellowship with like-hearted people, understanding the concept of “we” before “me”

Have you ever wondered how people naturally gravitate to one another and discover a surprising intimacy and connection? There is a kind of magnetic energy, like an invisible ray of light, that gently pulls people together to form something beautiful that can be shared. As in the saying “Birds of a feather flock together,”
it comes from an instinctual need for belonging, you might say. We need community to survive, to thrive and grow. We humans are social creatures, after all; none of us are meant to be alone.

The concept of belonging is playing an important role in your life currently. Perhaps you recently found yourself in a group where you knew you were in the right place. Trust those strands of connection, for now is the time to thrive in the community! What you will find is a deeper and more expansive way of looking at the world by baring yourself to others and sharing ideas, hopes, and dreams.

However long you stay here in this journey of becoming who you’re meant to be, connecting to community and participating in fellowship is the best thing for you right now. You will flourish as part of a network of
like-minded and like-hearted people. Stick to what feels good and resonates with your heart as true. When you understand the value of this community, you will discover everything you’re hoping for . . . and much more than you’re expecting.

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