Deer Moon Astrology, 5/23/2021

Although we may see many things fall into place spontaneously today, the process is chaotic. We are prone to overly optimistic expectations so even if we get what we think we want, it may not be all that we thought it would be. Staying the course is especially important today, even in the midst of surprising and tempting new opportunities. Our powers of discrimination are diminished by the slowing Mercury, tightly squaring Neptune. As well, the Moon goes void-of-course this afternoon at 2:36 PM PDT following an especially uncomfortable square to Pluto which could leave us emotional and confused with few opportunities to find clarity. The Moon arrives in Scorpio this evening at 8 PM PDT and the subsequent trine to Jupiter eases the pressure significantly.

The moon is in airy Libra, the sign known for being the critical part of Venus, its planetary ruler. Libra critiques and curates all that is beautiful in the world. Using its eager eye and sharp intellect, it can connect with others on a deep level.

We want to get real with those we care about due to the Pluto-moon square that occurs later in the day. This urges us to dig beneath the surface and understand the truth of a matter we chose to ignore two days ago.

As you know, the Libra moon loves to partner up. Today is also a great time to connect more deeply with those we care about, not in a superficial way. When the Libra moon and Mercury in Libra harmonize, we want to playfully flirt with our partner or crush. We see the world through relationships and friendships, which makes us extremely invested in leveling up these situations and honoring others.

Enjoy the good life today by indulging in hobbies or activities that speak to your pleasure-seeking, creative side. Although there might be moments of turmoil, you won’t be drawn into any drama. You’ll opt for situations that are fun and easy and avoid anyone who throws you off-balance.


Today is the 143rd day of 2021
28 days until the summer solstice
7 days until Mercury Retrograde
223 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 Rx 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



Be loyal to what you love

Protection Message: Loyalty to people and situations can turn into attachment that results in stagnation, enmeshment, and loss of integrity. Do you fear what will happen if you let a relationship evolve? Are you afraid that asking for a situation to change will make others see you as disloyal? Trust that when Dog Spirit appears, you are meant to accept the turning of the wheel of life and the changing of fortunes.

If you feel you are being betrayed or are growing apart from someone, let Dog Spirit reconnect you with your commitment to love in all its forms. Perhaps a relationship is meant to evolve; perhaps you are meant to evolve too, so that you can experience the growth for which your soul yearns. Your greatest loyalty is to love, so be open to all its many guises, including self-love. You deserve the best, and that is what Spirit wants for you.

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