In addition to this being an uneven day energetically, there are other aspects that might cause us frustration. Yes, it’s not all unicorns and rainbows currently. It’s eclipse season, and Mercury goes retrograde in the signs of Gemini on May 10th. Mercury rules Gemini, so this may be an especially turbulent period for the Twins, and some of that fallout will land squarely on Virgo. All signs will be affected in different degrees. Don’t head for the hills just yet.
Mercury Retrograde is all about the three Rs: reflect, review, and redo. Bad habits—especially when it comes to how you communicate—are catching up to you right now. You’re discovering that big things like friendships, jobs, and relationships aren’t working out as well as they could. And with this retrograde happening in Gemini—the sign of communication—your thoughts just aren’t translating into words the way you want them to.
No matter your own sign, you’re running into exes, getting bogged down with work, and maybe even starting to beef with a friend of yours. Sounds dramatic, I know, but you can figure out how to solve these issues—in fact, that’s exactly what you should do. That could mean opening up and being more truthful with your friends, organizing your space to make your life more productive, or even just blocking that ex who keeps hitting you up.
Think before you speak, learn to listen more, and avoid talking shit if things get too dramatic—what goes around always comes back around during a retrograde! This is a stressful time, yes, but it’s a necessary time. Look at it this way: Mercury Retrograde can help you assess who/what really belongs in your life.
Passionate Venus in Aries shares a tense minor frustration with the Nodes of Destiny tonight, which can bring up a lot of insecurities that we’re all dealing with. This could affect us in many ways, particularly around commitments and relationships that we’re invested in.
You might feel as though a partnership has lost its luster and you want to leave. The inner conflict exists because you might not truly want to do this but know that you have to in order to evolve or feel better. If we’re unwilling to harmonize with others and only want to dominate their lives, partnerships could experience issues of control at this time.
The flip side of this transit can bring us a lot of love and joy, but only if we’re ready to experience such bliss. If you’re single, a partnership could form or a commitment could deepen, depending on whether or not you want to bring love into your life. If you choose to use the other side of the energy, be forewarned that arguments and frustrations could manifest. Lean in to the pleasant side of this minor aspect and bring more love into your life.
Today is the 128th day of 2022
44 days until the Summer Solstice
2 days until Mercury Retrograde
237 days until 2023
Sun is in Taurus
Moon is in Leo
Mercury is in Gemini
Venus is in Aries
Mars is in Pisces
Jupiter is in Pisces
Saturn is in Aquarius
Uranus is in Taurus
Neptune is in Pisces
Pluto is Rx in Capricorn
Chiron is in Aries
Are you sticking your neck out too far, reaching too high instead of looking around you to see conditions on the ground? Your devotion to co-creating something new is admirable, but Giraffe Spirit is showing up to remind you that you have to look at the whole picture, not just those tasty leaves at the top of the tree.
Perspective is necessary now, and that means checking in with what is going on around you and at your feet. Or perhaps you are you ruminating over the worries of the world instead of paying attention to what you can do right now, where you are, to bring about the changes you would like to see. Align with your highest good, and know that while perspective is important, transformation begins where you are.
Do not get so far up in the clouds thinking about all the big problems that you lose perspective and forget to do your part, however small it may be, to start enacting change—for transformation begins with you.
2022 LUNAR CALENDAR
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.
6/7/2022 FIRST QUARTER MOON IN VIRGO: Your feeling of safety is now related to order and clarity, even in emotions. You may have the need to organise everything chaotic and disorganized. Try being more tolerant and accept imperfections of life. It is better to trust life and let it run its own way, not everything must be according to our expectations.
6/14/2022 FULL MOON 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.
6/21/2022 LAST QUARTER MOON IN ARIES: The feeling of uncertainty can make you solve problems faster then is natural. Do not rush as if there was a deadline. Try to slow down so that you can decide what you want to do and proceed at your own comfortable pace.
6/29/2022 NEW MOON IN CANCER: Your feeling of safety is now related to your home, family and related activities such as cooking and gardening. You may be prone to emotional fluctuations; you should learn to forgive and forget in order to avoid depression from thinking too much about things. Your perception of the world can be very subjective; try to create a certain distance without being bitter. Due to your rich emotional manifestation you can create a real sense of belonging in the world.
MAY 2022 CALENDAR
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.
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