It is the 138th day of 2023
34 days until the Summer Solstice
97 days until Mercury Retrograde
227 days until 2024
Sun is in Taurus
Moon is in Taurus
Mercury is in Taurus
Venus is in Cancer
Mars is in Cancer
Jupiter is in Taurus
Saturn is in Pisces
Uranus is in Taurus
Neptune is in Pisces
Pluto is Rx in Aquarius
Chiron is in Aries
Ceres is in Virgo
Node is Rx in Taurus
Lilith is in Leo
Fortune is in Taurus
Ascendant is in Gemini
Midheaven is in Aquarius
DAILY SPIRIT ANIMAL
BROWN BEAR SPIRIT
There is a time to act and a time to focus your attention on patient strategizing. The arrival of Brown Bear Spirit signals that you are best served by foregoing hard work toward your goals at this moment and instead taking the time out to meditate—or just take a nap so you can refresh yourself and begin planning what you want to co-create next.
Come to know the lay of the land as you contemplate and imagine what you might do in this vast space of possibility before you, and begin forming a plan. Remember, sleep allows for dreaming and rest allows for clear-headed strategizing. How might you become the person you wish to be and experience whatever your heart desires?
Insights will arise as you explore the possibilities and begin envisioning your plan. Knowing what you want will ensure you use your energy wisely in the days ahead. Be patient at this time. Relax and be calm and peaceful so you can recharge. The call for action will come later.
DAILY TAROT CARD
VIII. EIGHT OF SWORDS
Swords represent the Air signs: Gemini, Libra, Aquarius
The Eight of Swords tarot card represents feelings of constraint and entrapment. Restraints on you and your freedom as if tight bands were thrown around you…
Stories are powerful frameworks with which we create order in the world. Sometimes it may seem as though our lives are being controlled by them, yet this is never to the exclusion of all else happening to us.
If something has begun to inform the narrative in a negative way, it can be helpful to see if there is a different story that can be written about that experience or situation.
The general meaning in the Eight of Swords is that of a feeling of being trapped and victimized. You may feel powerless because, in your mind, you feel that changing the situation might be beyond you. This feeling of helplessness that you have, the feeling that you have no agency in your life, has played a major role in making your situation worse.
Surrendering one’s power to an unknown entity, whether it’s fate, God, the government, or something else means that you are giving away your own personal responsibility to affect change.
Surrendering one’s power to an unknown entity, whether it’s fate, God, the government, or something else means that you are giving away your own personal responsibility to affect change. You have willingly relinquished the driver’s seat in the journey of your own life, and it isn’t going well for you. It is advisable for you to avoid making an important decision at this time since your judgment is likely clouded.
The good news is that because these traps are things that we create ourselves, we can also leave them if we put our minds to it. It is simply a matter of taking off the blindfold and seeing beyond the limited perspective that we created for ourselves – to see the possibilities and to recognize that you have your own internal power.
MAY 2023 LUNAR CALENDAR
FRIDAY, MAY 18: 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.
SATURDAY, MAY 27: 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 organize everything chaotic and disorganized. Try being more tolerant and accepting the imperfections of life. It is better to trust life and let it run its own way, not everything must be according to our expectations.
MAY 2023 ASTROLOGICAL CALENDAR
MAY 18 — MERCURY IN TAURUS SEXTILE SATURN IN PISCES
Now that we’re finally out of Mercury retrograde, we can start wheeling and dealing as we can make the best decisions in business, finances, and our dreams. Use logic and keep a clear head today.
MAY 19 — NEW MOON IN TAURUS
Career ambitions are at an all-time high during this full moon as we’re all encouraged to make plans that will help us in the long run. Plant the seeds from business goals to romance, and watch them grow throughout the lunar cycle. Nurture them well.
MAY 20 — MARS ENTERS LEO
Summer starts a little early as Mars in Leo brings the heat over the next several weeks. With the planet of drive in the bold Lion, our actions become glamorous, generous, and pretty dramatic. A word of advice: don’t start fights you can’t finish.
MAY 20 — MARS IN LEO OPPOSITION PLUTO IN AQUARIUS
This moody aspect may make it hard for everyone to get along today. Avoid the crowds and do your own thing.
MAY 21 — SUN ENTERS GEMINI
We’re all given the gift of gab over the next four weeks, when the sun shines in the sign of the Twins. As we transition from spring to summer, this is an ideal time to learn to adapt to new situations, ask plenty of questions, and finally make a decision!
MAY 21 — SUN IN GEMINI TRINE PLUTO IN AQUARIUS
This is a good connection to do some research, as we’ll be struck by questions that could keep us up at night. This aspect brings out our inner detective to investigate the truth of deeper issues.
MAY 21 — SUN IN GEMINI SEXTILE MARS IN LEO
This aspect gives a major boost of self-confidence, as we feel we are the star of the show. However, be careful not to be so competitive, as it can drive us to bite off more than we can chew.
MAY 22 — MARS IN LEO SQUARES JUPITER IN TAURUS
Fights start easily during this stubborn aspect as everyone believes they are right. Old grudges can come back to the surface, too. Don’t engage with people who just want to cause problems on purpose.
MAY 26 — VENUS IN CANCER SEXTILE URANUS IN TAURUS
A great aspect for success in both love and money as you make your home a safe haven for your loved ones.
MAY 28 — SUN IN GEMINI SQUARE SATURN IN PISCES
This lazy aspect won’t keep you busy with work but will allow you to have fun with your friends or get lost in a good book.
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