Mercury retrograde in Gemini shares a minor connection with Venus in Cancer. This delicious cosmic energy adds a lot of positivity to the day, even bringing out our flirty hearts in the last days of spring. It’s a great time to have a delicious dinner, watch a heartfelt movie, and relax. If you’re feeling up for it, go out and enjoy the spring breeze with your special someone. You’ll be confident in the way you feel about yourself and at peace knowing that you are loved.

But the good vibes don’t stop there! Venus also shares a minor aspect with Jupiter retrograde in Pisces. This can create a lofty and optimistic vibe that fills us up with amazing emotions. It’s a wonderful time to take stock of your personal finances and assess any investments you’ve made or will be making over the next year.

The goal is to increase your bank balance, not spend money. The urge to shop till you drop may appease your impulsive, spendthrift ways, but it can result in buyer’s remorse if you don’t purchase wisely. Be cognizant of the amount of money you’re spending and try to live within a budget. If you don’t, your financial woes could take on a larger-than-life vibe that leads to long-term monetary issues.

The entrance of the Moon into Virgo last night signaled significant changes to our approach to self-expression. The waxing Moon is shedding more light on the importance of the words we use to express ourselves. Today’s Moon-Uranus trine provides support for tangible expression — deeds and actions — that allow us to show off our abilities and perspectives. The strong mutable sign influences suggest some significant chaos and a possible lack of focus. We may find ourselves mired in minor details and lose our ability to see the big picture. We should be very careful to separate ourselves from outcomes and just make the most of our chances to make the effort. There is room for exploration, learning, and healing even if we find ourselves sensitive to the criticism of others. The more we can receive any criticism as an opportunity for growth, the more progress we will make today.


Today is the 167th day of 2021
4 days until the summer solstice
199 days until 2022

Sun is in Gemini
Moon is Waxing Crescent in Virgo
Mercury is Rx in Gemini
Venus is in Cancer
Mars is in Leo
Jupiter is in 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 Crescent Moon starts as the Moon becomes visible again after the New Moon conjunction, when the Sun and Earth are on opposite sides of the Moon, making it impossible to see the Moon from Earth. During this phase, the lit-up part of the Moon increases from 0.1% to 49.9%.

  • 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


The message is always clear with the 9 of Swords – you are worrying about something(s) and it has taken over your whole world. You cannot sleep, you are off your food. Thoughts swirl around your head like a maelstorm of angry birds. Wherever this began, and whatever was the problem, your worrying is now out of control and is a problem all by itself.

I won’t tell you to try and stop worrying because naturally, you would, if you could. But I will ask you to try and regain some perspective. If you are in a hole, you need to find a way out of it, not make it bigger. The worrying will only ease when you can see a way through the maelstrom and you can only do that through a change of perspective and a way forward. You need the Hanged Man and the Knight of Pentacles to help you here and a few words from an old stalwart:

“Courage is the first of human qualities because it is the quality that guarantees all the others.” Sir Winston Churchill

Be strong, have faith & believe in your own capacity to overcome & prosper.

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