Deer Moon Astrology, 5/22/2021

Today’s Libra moon allows you to find balance between your personal life and the professional world. The caveat is that you may not necessarily be ready to commit to one way of thinking or another due to the applying square from Mars in Cancer and the gentle aspect from Venus in Gemini. These juxtaposing energies could make you feel as though you’re stuck in the mud, unable to tell which direction to choose.

Saturn in Aquarius is giving us the structure to stay put and consider our actions from a deeper level in order to make precise moves. This might encourage us to take a seat back as we put the pieces of the puzzle together. The reason the cosmos is urging you to stay put is because the vibe from Mars creates tension within. You may find that the reason you’re having trouble focusing on work is because your goals have shifted. You’re beginning to change the way you pursue your objectives.

Perhaps finding a creative outlet will help. If so, use today to implement the path you want to take going forward. Be open to different approaches when exploring your talent. Don’t commit to one way of thinking or plan now, because your feelings could change when the Mercury retrograde begins in a week. Be flexible and embrace new ways of expressing your vision during Gemini season.

We are subject to some unexpected twists today. Saturn stations to turn retrograde tomorrow and begins to inject some hard and fast guidelines to our increasingly expansive intellectual curiosity and exploration. Saturn’s boundaries focus on our beliefs — what we will and won’t accept. Essentially, this suggests that our minds are closing and we begin to try to filter out ideas and information that we don’t want to hear about. Mercury completes the first of 3 squares to Neptune today as well. In this atmosphere, we aren’t able to clarify our beliefs — even when we dig in our heels and try to assert that we’re sure. Today shows us clues about how the next square of Saturn and Uranus (June 14th) will force us to sort through the information that is swirling around right now and unwind some of our optimism in order to replace it with tangible and methodical plans and actions.


Today is the 142nd day of 2021
29 days until the summer solstice
8 days until Mercury Retrograde
224 days until 2022

Sun moves into Gemini
Moon is Waxing Gibbous* in Libra
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 Gibbous is an intermediate phase of the Moon that starts right after the First Quarter when the illumination is 50%. The name Gibbous comes from the Moon’s shape, which is less than a Full Moon but more extensive than the Third Quarter’s semicircle shape. Waxing means that the Moon is getting bigger.

  • 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


Difficulties abound, but know this too, shall pass.

It will be a difficult day in many ways. The 5 of Pentacles is a card of struggles and material difficulties. Doors close and every attempt at forward motion is met with obstacle after obstacle.

Working is often a thankless task. There may be times today when you wonder what it’s all for. You may question what you are even doing. Following a dream is one thing, putting food on the table is another…

Now while this may sound rather gloomy – we cannot escape the complexity of life and our daily struggles. Rose coloured glasses belong in the movies. You may feel that you have no support, you may feel all alone in this world in your struggles and that there is no help or respite. The door is closed because it’s cold outside. All you have to do is knock and ask to come in.

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