Deer Moon Astrology, 5/20/2021


The transits of the moon in Virgo usually offer steady emotional support because they add an element of practicality that grounds most situations. While you might be using your rational mind to change and transform circumstances, you may not be using your discerning eye, which the Virgo moon offers.

The moon squares Venus in Gemini and the nodes of destiny and shares a minor frustration with centaur Chiron today. Emotions will run deep, but you’ll have a chance to mend and heal the past by offering your personal perspective to others. It’s also a day in which we may need to hustle a little more than usual.

There is an overall humanitarian vibe to the day that can lead to more work in service to the community at large. There is a chance of a compelling change in direction too. Career and work pursuits could be put on the back burner as you feel called upon to change your life and the world for the better. You can also earn financial rewards with dedication and by paying careful attention to details and your spending habits.

The sun enters Gemini this afternoon, setting the cosmic tone for the next month. The sun’s shift into this air sign makes everyone want to express, not repress, our innermost sentiments. Be careful not to overshare information or gossip, because it could lead to more drama down the road (which can be easily avoided).

The Sun arrives in Gemini today and heads towards a square to Jupiter. Our expectations or optimism may be over-inflated by this square, especially as we face the upcoming retrograde Mercury, which begins on May 29th. Essentially, we are moving towards a fog bank and there are increasing questions about the clarity of the information that we have at hand. It isn’t easy to describe the complete picture that we see — or think we see. Today’s Virgo Moon does little to help us sort through and organize what we have to work with and chaos is the likely result of attempts to make some sense or describe something that is ultimately indescribable. On the other hand, this is an excellent atmosphere for imaginative, creative exploration and pursuits.


Today is the 140th day of 2021
31 days until the summer solstice
10 days until Mercury Retrograde
226 days until 2022

Sun moves into Gemini
Moon is Waxing Crescent* in Virgo
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


Tarot of the Sidhe by Emily Carding

Maker Nine from the Tarot of the Sidhe – the 9 of Pentacles in other decks, is about seeing the fruits of your labours. Seeing the flowers blossom in your garden, seeing a return on your earlier investment, a kindly word from your teenager, chocolates from a grateful friend. Whatever you planted has taken root and is rewarding you with not just material things but with joy and happiness.

You have all this because you earned it, one way or another. You may not do physical work, but you worked for someone else’s need. You may not have a lot of money to spare at the shops, but if you have some, it’s more than most.

There’s a win-win situation to this card that isn’t first evident. It focuses on what you put in at the beginning, pretty rewarding in itself to see a job well done, but then you get your prize which makes it all the more worthwhile. This is a day for counting your blessings and enjoying them too.

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