The moon is quiet in Aries and making no major planetary aspects today. When we see this happen, it means that the moon is void-of-course. As many astrologers say, the moon isn’t working, so neither should you. This is a time when you can sit back and reflect on the past in order to understand where you’re going.
Allow yourself to be at one with the universe and take a step back to relax, and you could find that things work out in your favor. Something you might want to do is start your spring cleaning. A void-of-course moon is a great time to go through boxes, toss out clutter, and get organized. It’s also a wonderful time to add some self-care to your day. If you long to get a massage or do some yoga, schedule an appointment or go to a class.
The potent support that is coming from a forming Jupiter-Pluto sextile offers some promise that even wild-eyed, independent, idealism has some chance of finding traction. It may very well be that there is extraordinary responsibility beneath the idealistic optimism. There may be some grounding principle that we just don’t see or recognize. Of course, what we see here could also be unrealistic self-delusion. The question is really whether or not we can accurately and honestly gauge our own personal responsibility. Ultimately, this may be a question of how much we actually believe in ourselves and also whether we are willing to honestly assess our personal level of commitment.
A reminder that we’re currently in the fore-shadow of Mercury Retrograde in Gemini, which commences on May 10th. Those born with Mercury already retrograde in their chart will feel the shadow periods more than others. Don’t get discouraged. This too shall pass.
Today is the 118th day of 2022
54 days until the Summer Solstice
12 days until Mercury Retrograde
247 days until 2023
Sun is in Taurus
Moon is in Aries
Mercury is in Taurus
Venus is in Pisces
Mars is in Pisces
Jupiter is in Pisces
Saturn is in Aquarius
Uranus is in Taurus
Neptune is in Pisces
Pluto is in Capricorn
Chiron is in Aries
Others may not be as far along as you are on your journey. When Stag Spirit appears in the protection position, you are called to be compassionate and patient as you find yourself leading the way.
When others struggle to follow you, they may be unsure that you can be trusted, challenging you to be kind and strong, challenging your value and questioning your worth. Know that Spirit has put you in this place at this time for a purpose and will not abandon you when you need help with your new responsibilities.
Or perhaps you are actually uncomfortable leading, maybe temporarily trapped by your small self and are therefore promoting yourself too strongly, afraid that others might see weakness or imperfection in you.
Let go of your fears, and let Stag Spirit remind you that you have what it takes to lead wisely and ethically if you practice self-honesty and listen to others who wish to support you.
2022 LUNAR CALENDAR
4/30/2022 NEW MOON IN TAURUS: Your safety depends on the need for stability, which is not easy to satisfy now. You have to learn to accept change as part of your life. The basic problem is finding your own self-respect in order to ensure that you do not mistakenly seek it in material things. When you accept yourself for who you are, it will become easier for you to find peace and tranquility in the outside world.
5/8/2022 FIRST QUARTER MOON IN LEO: You feel safe in moments when you can impress others and get praise and admiration. Yet, when you get into the spotlight, you may find yourself at a loss. Maybe you should admit your fear of criticism and your inability to accept criticism. It is very important to accept feedback and use it for improvement.
5/16/2022 FULL MOON LUNAR ECLIPSE IN SAGITTARIUS: The greatest need is to always search for something. In order to feel safe you might find that you need to have a goal, mission or philosophy that gives your life meaning. With Moon in Sagittarius you have an optimistic approach to life and you believe that things will get better even if you get into trouble.
5/22/2022 LAST QUARTER MOON IN AQUARIUS: Your relationship with your emotions might be more complicated, because Moon in Aquarius has a strong need for emotional freedom. However, when you are in a group of people, it is easier for you to understand your feelings and free yourself from negative emotions such as fear, anger and jealousy.
5/30/2022 NEW MOON IN GEMINI: Moon in Gemini manifests itself by the need for changes and spontaneity. Safety lies in thinking about your feelings and sharing them with others. You can be more talkative and speak with ease these days. You might have a better ability to keep a cool head, but beware, cold heart can discourage others. Harmony of thinking and feeling is important.
APRIL 2022 CALENDAR
APR 28 — MERCURY IN TAURUS TRINE PLUTO IN CAPRICORN
This hard-working aspect allows us to visualize what we want to accomplish and gives us the stamina to make it happen.
APR 29 — MERCURY ENTERS GEMINI
In one of its two ruling signs, Mercury will feel right at home in chatty Gemini until the upcoming retrograde. But for now, communication will be quick and clever as we chat with anyone and everyone to get the information we need.
APR 29 — PLUTO GOES RETROGRADE IN CAPRICORN
The planet of transformation will be going into a five-month retrograde starting today, encouraging fresh starts and personal transformations.
APR 30 — NEW MOON SOLAR ECLIPSE IN TAURUS
While solar eclipse energy can throw us off our game, this eclipse is in steady and stable Taurus, allowing us to move through the transit with ease and determination. This is an ideal time to start making big plans for the future and being productive, especially when it comes to making money.
APR 30 — PALLAS ENTERS TAURUS
Problem-solving skills increase when Pallas enters steady Taurus. It’s easy to recognize patterns and use common sense in most situations.
APR 30 — VENUS IN PISCES CONJUNCT JUPITER IN PISCES
This merging of the planet of pleasure with the planet of abundance in imaginative Pisces makes life a dream. Keep your heart open and date someone who isn’t your “type.” It may be true love.
MAY 2022 CALENDAR
May 01 — Venus in Pisces sextile Pluto in Capricorn
This playful aspect encourages us to put aside our responsibilities and do something creative and fun with the people we love.
May 02 — Venus enters Aries
Love is red when the planet of love is in fiery Aries. For the next few weeks, our relationships will be passionate and enthusiastic. This combination gives us the confidence to ask people out and be bold with our affections.
May 03 — Jupiter in Pisces sextile Pluto in Capricorn
Positive changes bring major success thanks to this powerful aspect. Things that we have been working towards start coming to fruition.
May 04 — Mars in Pisces sextile Uranus in Taurus
A strong desire for leisure and fun colors the day, encouraging us to make the first move or make major life changes. No worries, everything will go smoothly.
May 05 — Sun in Taurus conjunct Uranus in Taurus
Expect the unexpected during this once-a-year aspect. A day of positive changes and a much-needed break.
May 05 — Mercury in Gemini sextile Venus in Aries
Continue to step outside your comfort zone during this loving aspect by making the first move when it comes to relationships. Be brave.
May 07 — Sun in Taurus sextile Mars in Pisces
A day of adventure and exploring. Ideal for traveling, but not ideal for running errands.
May 10 — Mercury goes retrograde in Gemini
As Mercury goes retrograde in its ruling planet, our carefully laid plans quickly go off the rails for the rest of the month. Since we will be battling with miscommunication and brain fog, it’s not a good time for making any big moves until June.
May 10 — Jupiter enters Aries
During this transit, we’re all encouraged to embrace our personal power and realize how much control we have over our destinies. It’s time to make our own luck when the planet of optimism and success is in ultra-confident Aries. Take risks with innovative ideas—they just may be crazy enough to work.
May 15 — Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Scorpio
A powerful eclipse that can leave us emotionally drained and disconnected. Use this full moon to let go of the past and move forward; especially when changes happen suddenly.
May 15 — Ceres enters Cancer
This mothering asteroid brings waves of comfort and homebody vibes. It’s a time for sticking close to family and loved ones.
May 15 — Sun in Taurus square Saturn in Aquarius
A stubborn combination that can make people very difficult to work with. Try finding escape in reading, watching movies, or visiting museums.
May 15 — Sun in Taurus sextile Neptune in Pisces
An idealistic aspect that brings out the humanitarian in all of us. Helping out a worthy cause can boost self-esteem.
May 17 — Mars in Pisces conjunct Neptune in Pisces
A day to shoot for the stars as we reach for our loftier goals with passion and drive. Follow artistic dreams and see where they go.
May 19 — Sun in Taurus trine Pluto in Capricorn
A good day to focus on financial matters by balancing budgets and looking into ways to make more money.
May 19 — Mercury in Gemini sextile Jupiter in Aries
Despite Mercury being in retrograde, it’s a great day to think about the future and visualize the perfect outcome as it will be easier to make decisions and concentrate today.
May 20 — Sun enters Gemini
For the next four weeks, the focus shifts from work to play under the witty and versatile Gemini energy. It’s a good time to visit friends, chatting with everyone we met, and learn new things.
May 21 — Sun in Gemini conjunct Mercury in Gemini
A social day to catch up with our friends without any of the retrograde awkwardness.
May 22 — Mercury retrograde enters Taurus
Mercury enters Taurus for the second time this year, making the retrograde feel even slower. A difficult time for making decisions and feeling inflexible in every situation. This transit can be very frustrating as we may feel “stuck” for the next couple of weeks.
May 22 — Mars in Pisces sextile Pluto in Capricorn
This goal-oriented aspect gives the strength and stamina needed to make even the most unrealistic task achievable.
May 23 — Sun in Gemini sextile Jupiter in Aries
A luck day with this optimistic energy. An ideal time to start projects, reach goals, and even have opportunities to travel. Everything just tends to work out today!
May 23 — Mercury in Taurus sextile Mars in Pisces
A good day to get things down with honest communication and the support of others.
May 24 — Mars enters Aries
In one of its ruling signs, Mars is right at home in fiery Aries, giving a major boost of power and courage. For the next six weeks, energy is spontaneous, action-oriented, and ready to fight. We play to win at all costs right now.
May 24 — Vesta enters Pisces
An altruistic but disorganized time where it’s important to feed the soul by helping others.
May 25 — Mercury in Taurus trine Pluto in Capricorn
A day of research as we search for the truth, though the answers may not be satisfying.
May 26 — Venus in Aries square Pluto in Capricorn
Emotions run hot and are difficult to control during this temperamental aspect. It’s easy to let people get under our skin or manipulate us.
May 28 — Venus enters Taurus
In one of its ruling signs, the planet of love is happy in sensual and steady Taurus. For the next four weeks, romantic and financial matters become patient, affectionate, and a little possessive as Venus in Taurus isn’t afraid to get physical.
May 29 — Mars in Aries conjunct Jupiter in Aries
This intense aspect unleashes our inner warrior as we boldly charge towards our goals head-on. Go for glory but pick your battles carefully. Tempers need to be kept in check as no one likes a sore winner.
May 30 — New moon in Gemini
With the lonely new moon in sociable Gemini, this is an ideal night to hang out with friends, family, and even your neighbors to have a good chat and catch up on the latest gossip.