Deer Moon Astrology, 5/21/2021

Today’s Virgo moon is ready to rock and roll. The Virgo moon is typically analytical and reflective, but today it isn’t accessing its usually patient and relaxing nature.

The moon creates a t-square—a fraught aspect with two planetary squares and an opposition—to set off the cosmic energy. This particular t-square involves the Virgo moon, Mercury (which turns retrograde on May 29) in Gemini, and Neptune in Pisces. Mercury squares the moon and Neptune, and the moon and Neptune oppose each other.

T-squares are hard to ignore. They demand action and attention and require that things get remedied. Communication could be more confusing because we aren’t hearing all the facts or we’re choosing to ignore them to fit the narrative we want. Be careful here. Mercury and Neptune can create a slippery slope of misinformation in which the truth is hard to come by.

Add the lunar element and a lot of emotions can come to the surface. When this happens, there’s a need to discuss our feelings with others no matter how hard they may be to articulate. This can lead to temper tantrums if we can’t find the words.

The moon enters Libra in the evening, harmonizing with the Gemini sun by the end of the day. This allows you to relax before bedtime and take a moment to calm down from the frenetic energy of the day.

Enthusiasm and intellectual curiosity expand significantly today as the Sun completes the square to Jupiter and the Moon trines Pluto. This is a heady atmosphere — the need for caution is not easily recognized. The Moon is void-of-course for most of the afternoon, from 12:55 PM PDT and 6:35 PM PDT. Although there may be some grumbling about you should check your facts while the Moon is void-of-course in Virgo, there are few brakes on the building expectations. Once the Moon arrives in Libra this evening, there is even more vivacious excitement and optimism but the fact is that much of the information is unlikely to be reliable.


Today is the 141st day of 2021
30 days until the summer solstice
9 days until Mercury Retrograde
225 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


When Horse Spirit appears, you are gifted with the spirit of movement and freedom. It is a time for travel and adventure, whether that means a trip somewhere or taking a different type of journey, one of freedom of choice.

Horse Spirit reminds you that no matter the circumstances, you have free will and choices that can take you far away to a better place, a better situation, a better state of being, for there is no one but you to rein in your will to make a different decision. You are capable of making powerful choices that will affect you for a long time to come.

Horses are social animals and known to be a friend to mankind, willing to carry us forward when we need it. Horse Spirit reminds you that help will be available to you whenever you need it and companions will be by your side wherever you choose to go, whatever direction you choose to travel. Life is an adventure, and Horse Spirit wants you to know that whatever choices you make, you have Great Spirit within, invisible yet holding you up and always walking by your side.

If your inquiry is about a relationship, you can set your heart free to experience love in all forms. Spirit whispers to you that the gift of freedom is yours if you allow yourself to break out of your perfectionism and stubbornness. Make a move and enjoy the freedom of letting go of the need to control.

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