Pluto turns retrograde in Capricorn today. During this time, we could experience transformations on a soul level in all areas of life.
Pluto might be the most controversial dwarf planet, but don’t let its size fool you. It packs a punch in astrology because it blows up situations and relationships that are no longer serving our best interests, only to transform and rebuild them stronger. When it’s retrograde, we’re forced to look at our emotions on a deep level and acknowledge our shadow self. We come face-to-face with our demons and embrace them.
It’s common to feel persecuted during a Pluto retrograde. Others could show their true colors by trying to bring you down and control your life. The retrograde allows you to see these power struggles on a whole different level and come to terms with what we already intuitively know about others. People who are proven to be dishonest are exposed, as are their true motives.
Mercury arrives in Gemini today, where it will turn retrograde in less than two weeks. We are prone to focusing exclusively on material gain or benefit and may use clever intellectual ‘tricks’ to get our way. We seem to be inclined to keep our motivations under wraps even when we encounter conflicts or obstacles. We may feel reverberations of the emotional intensity that we experienced following the last Full Moon (April 16th) and find ourselves looking for some way to stand alone or apart rather than recognizing our need for the support and cooperation of others. The Moon goes void-of-course briefly this afternoon, from 2:38 PM PDT until 5:18 PM PDT. This evening’s Taurus Moon stirs a desire for a comfortable repose ahead of tomorrow’s Taurus Full Moon (1:27 PM PDT 10° Taurus).
Today is the 119th day of 2022
53 days until the Summer Solstice
11 days until Mercury Retrograde
246 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
When you most want to be acknowledged as “right” and see other ways as “wrong,” Dolphin Spirit appears as a reminder that the story of your suffering and righteousness is a little more complicated than you are admitting right now. Do you want to see things in black-and-white, and be rigid in your ideas of what’s correct and what is not?
Release your rigidity and embrace the fluidity of life as you recognize the grays that remind you there are two sides to every story, an upside to each downside, and a blessing in every challenge. What you think is wrong may end up being right for you, so let Dolphin Spirit soften your heart so that you make the best decision at this time, playing with the possibilities that present themselves.
Dolphin represents “youthful play” as mentioned above.
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 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.