Wednesday, May 3rd
Mercury stations direct at 24° of Aries
Sun in Taurus sextile Neptune in Pisces
This Wednesday, Mercury stations direct. Reappearing as morning star, Mercury momentarily moves incredibly slowly as it appears to change direction. When a planet moves slowly it tends to drive home a point. Taking a deliberate, dramatic pause, Mercury will pull focus in the most obvious of ways, not just because it is stationing direct but also because it will do so while conjunct Uranus, the planet of awakenings, breakthroughs, and breakdowns.
This set up is encouraging us to cut ties with the traditional ways of thinking about an issue that keep us locked in the same answers. This set up encourages us to channel the kind of creativity that throws off the shackles of conformity and embraces a wild and untamable ingenuity.
Mercury and Uranus are sitting within a degree of each other for a while. They have been k-i-s-s-i-n-g since early last week and will still be doing so well into next week. When direct, Mercury moves with swiftness and speed. This prolonged co-mingling with Uranus is therefore rare. It can bring about a twist of fate, more disorderly days and the need to try new, possibly risky, splits from convention. This astrology is bumpy but sometimes a little turbulence can shake into place what has been out of sorts.
The only other aspect between planets this week is the sweet and subtle sextile between the sun and Neptune. Neptune helps us to visualize, dream and imagine. Since this is an aspect that was present at the time of last week’s new moon, it is encouraging us to keep building ourselves into our dream lives. A little inebriating in effect, a sextile from Neptune can loosen us up just enough to embrace the changes that the Mercury/Uranus conjunction is setting up.
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Aries & Aries Rising
Let yourself dream about it and see what comes. Let yourself live as if it was and see what comes. Let yourself be free with it and see what comes. You have nothing to lose, save what holds you from it.
This week life keeps shaking things out, wiling out with the unexpected, and bumping up against what blocks your flow of energy. It might feel a little abrupt. It might spin things on its head. But the resulting shift in perspective will help you see what is possible amidst perpetual change.
Stick with the information that helps to clarify your next steps. When we get clear about the fact that so much of life is unknown and out of our control, we can instead focus on acting on what we can, when we can.
While there may not be many predictable races to bet on, your life goals remain the surest thing to gamble all you’ve got on. Notice what is open to you that wouldn’t normally be. Notice what problems you are being asked to solve that you wouldn’t normally be. Notice what positions you find yourself in that you wouldn’t normally be asked to find your way through. See if you can use the uncertainty of the moment as a means to call in some unexpected good fortune. You are in the right place at the right time if you can use what is going on to your advantage.
Taurus & Taurus Rising
This week wants to help you sort through the feelings that may have left you restless. This week wants to help you shift perspectives about what is possible. This week wants to encourage your participation in your own emancipation.
Use your imagination.
When working through deeper, difficult or complicated issues, visualize what it would be like to find a way through them. Visualize what it might feel like to save yourself from the situation. Visualize what it might be like to feel clear and certain about what to do next. This will help you to embody the boldness it takes to burst through any fears that keep you in place. This will help you to embody the innovative thinking that you need in order to find your way forward. This will help you to embody the strength of character that it takes to embrace the chaos that is change.
Be wiling to be restructured. Be willing to get to know yourself through the liberating lens of truth. Be relentlessly honest about the dystopian fantasies you harbor that sabotage your success. The more willing you are to admit how comfortable misery can sometimes be, especially when life gets a little too hectic, the more willing you’ll be to shift gears into an attitude that is much more supportive of your ultimate success.
Gemini & Gemini Rising
This week your ruling planet, Mercury, stations direct. It will help to shift your perceptions. It will help you to work out a situation. It will help to smooth out a misunderstanding. Especially if that misunderstanding has been about your role with certain friends or community members.
Open yourself to conversations with those that help to expand your awareness. Your communications will be like lightening rods. You will attract information that illuminates and is meant to jolt you awake. Some of the information is for you to receive and some is for you to give. Some of it will inspire and some of it may upset the apple cart. Remember to care less about whether others like you and care more about respecting yourself for not pandering to anyone else.
With Mercury’s shift in direction, you’ll most likely experience a shift in your ability to put your ideas into motion. Keep taking actions that resonate with your core values. Keep finding ways forward that feel refreshing. Keep feeling your way into the next, most authentic phase of your growth. The point of moving through life’s challenges is to learn how to handle ourselves in the face of them. This way we can keep seeking out the challenges that help us grow instead of circling around what we are meant to grow out of.
Cancer & Cancer Rising
There are many factors at work. There are many forces at play. There are many aspects to the issues you face in your career, but the most powerful among all the players is your attitude.
Your astrology is encouraging you to be unconditionally supportive of your most heart-felt career goals. Your astrology is encouraging you to be as open as you can be to all the possibilities that you hope, deep down, are available to you. Your astrology is encouraging you to take a leap of faith in yourself so that you can fall even deeper in love with what you are doing in the world.
What you want wants you back. But you have to be willing to recognize it no matter which form it manifests itself in. You have to be willing to see its brilliance even when it is still a diamond in the rough. You have to be grateful for the knowing of it long before you ever get to live with it.
The last two months have been asking you to study your career. The last two month have been asking you to understand your career in ways you wouldn’t normally need to. The last two months have been asking you to parse out your hopes from your fears, your feelings from the facts, and your distortions from your desires in regards to your work in the world.
This week offers you a kind of closure to that questioning. This week shows you that through an unwavering commitment to your path, an unyielding creativity is set free.
Leo & Leo Rising
Over the past couple of months there have been many reasons to rearrange your plans. There have been many reasons to ponder the ways in which you need to proceed. There have been many reasons to review the ways in which you were looking at your options.
This week aims to resolve the confusion. This week seeks to make sense of the struggle that you’ve been saddled with. This week will reveal that the path you are on is the perfect place to straighten yourself out from.
Sometimes we need to fight with our situation to understand the powerful position that we have within it. Sometimes we need to doubt our lives in order to understand what an honest relationship with our faith feels like. Sometimes we have to recognize that the things that make us pause in life are invitations to deepen our relationship to it.
What you have been able to understand, in a more honest way, over the past two months about your direction, your faith and your ability to find gratitude for whatever life brings you, will serve you well going forward. Take the lessons to heart, take with you the life hacks that work, and take the roads that have the most reward. Even when they are the longest. What shines forever forth is the glow we have from continually choosing to be ourselves, no matter what the long road of life may hold for us.
Virgo & Virgo Rising
Knowing what we have inherited is invaluable. Knowing what has been passed down to us is priceless. Knowing what we have unconsciously held as the truth means that we have the option of consciously opting out if it’s a lie.
Knowledge is power and this week makes clear the kind that you have to work with when you are willing to be honest and open to it. Your ability to accept and work with your downfalls will help you to accept and build yourself up. Your ability to recognize your own issues as an opportunity to deepen your relationship to yourself will help you to feel more aligned with life. Your ability to appreciate all that you have had to develop in yourself because of all that you have been through, is how you turn the lead of your life into gold.
This week brings this two-month learning process to a close. This week releases you from this review while still holding you to the importance of the lessons learned. This week makes it possible to integrate these teachings so that any gratitude gleaned from them guides your way forward from here.
Libra & Libra Rising
This week will punctuate the importance of the relationships you have in your life that allow you to break with traditions that keep you confined in the corridors of respectability. This week will punctuate the importance of the relationships that encourage you to grow into all dimensions of yourself. This week will punctuate the importance of the relationships in your life that consistently inspire you to love the challenge of living into your gifts.
Stay with the lessons. Stick with the homework. Surrender to the guidance that you are getting. Whatever truths have been revealed over the past two months in regards to your most important relationships, whatever clarity has come to you in regards to your ways of working with others, whatever certainty you’ve got to in regards to a matter of the heart, will serve you in all sorts of ways in the coming days.
The relationships, romantic or professional, that have had the ability to make it through the rough rides these retrogrades have been taking you on are worth investing yourself into. The relationships that have mutual growth as their guiding intention and as their guiding affirmation, are worth the currency of your time and heart. The relationships that are dedicated to reducing the harm that inevitably happens when humans deal with each other, are worth the dedication of your energy.
Scorpio & Scorpio Rising
Whatever works in regards to your work needs to be prioritized. Recognized. Given some glory. Whatever helps you to get done what you need to do is key to this week’s lessons. Whatever helps you to get done the work that you need to is too easily to taken for granted. Too often left unappreciated. Too frequently invisible to us.
Take an inventory of all you have to work with.
These last two months have had you reviewing, reorganizing and reorienting yourself to the resources you have at your disposal. These last two months have been asking you to look at the ways in which you relate to and communicate with these resources. These last two months, and the lessons that they have brought, will make much more sense as this week and next unfold.
In order to accomplish anything in life, we must layer our understanding of it. Each time an important retrograde occurs, we are given the opportunity to deepen our awareness of what it is we are working through, with and towards. Each time something goes “wrong,” we get an opportunity to understand a new way to innovate our understanding of how to do it “right.”
We often get impatient when things don’t immediately work out. We often get discouraged when situations don’t unfold on our own timeline. We often get distracted by our ideas of what will work. However, our best bet is sticking with what does work and developing it over time. Skills that serve us in the long-term are greater than success that are only flashes in the pan. Keep dedicating your energy to what serves your work and, in turn, helps you to serve those that need your work the most.
Sagittarius & Sagittarius Rising
The creative path is the path of healing. The creative path is the path of living into possibility. The creative path is the path of giving ourselves permission to perform the leading role in our own play. Without waiting for life to invite us to its stage.
The creative path is not one to embark upon unless we love the process of constant re-invention.
Sometimes we have to fake it till we make it. Believe ourself into becoming it. Shatter the barriers that keep us from it. These past 2 months have asked you to keep stretching yourself into the kind of creator that has this can-do attitude. The past two months have been asking you to love yourself into an honest self-expression so that you can feel the pure power of authenticity. The past two months have been helping you to explore all the ways in which you can keep re-creating yourself anew.
This week encourages you to keep this liberated love vibe alive. As you allow yourself more creative freedom, more will make itself available to you. As you entertain all possibilities, you’ll experience which ones are right for you. As you keep communicating what it is you wish to create, you’ll notice how your creations tend to clarify themselves, making themselves known and more available for you to work with.
Capricorn & Capricorn Rising
Getting real about our core issues is the key to healing them. Understanding when and where we learned to act inauthentically is the key to becoming a person of integrity. Learning what triggers our oldest issues is the key to addressing them with efficiency.
Knowing the most difficult, complicated and frustrated parts of ourselves is the key to becoming our best selves.
These past two months have belabored this point. These past two months have been a broken record about it. These past two months have been relentless about sifting through the details of your demons. That’s what 2 retrogrades, back to back, in the same sign will do. But sometimes we need these kinds of immersive experiences in order to understand something in depth.
As Mercury stations direct you’ll be released from this review, but still held to the lessons that they have been teaching you. This week wants you to gather what you’ve learned and use it for your liberation. Make conscious the issues that you have become more intimate with so that you can support the healing of them and eventually set yourself free from the pain they possess.
Aquarius & Aquarius Rising
The rhythms of your daily rituals aren’t necessarily consistent at the moment, but they are most likely far from boring or uneventful. Your experience of life’s current chaos is a sign of your alignment with it, not of an inability to manage its mayhem. Enjoy the different rhythms. The change in tempo. The new ways in which you are learning how to work through your days.
Mayhem can be magical and chaos the source of great creative inspiration. See what insights stem from the about-face changes in your day-to-day life. Situate yourself in such a way so that things don’t have to go a certain way in order for you to feel like you are doing life right. Success is to be found in your ability to adapt to your ever-changing surroundings. Success is to be found in your ability to move around conversations, learning as much as you can from each encounter. Success is to be found in your ability to speak your truth and to hear the truths that others give you.
This week’s astrology is encouraging you to choose the more innovative way of working through your days. Doing things differently might help them get done with less effort. Try out new routes to work, new ways of getting your point across, and new strategies for tackling what might feel overwhelming.
Pisces & Pisces Rising
Keep encouraging your inner genius to awaken. Speak to it everyday. Sing to it every night. Never lose faith in its ability to unfold perpetually. You’ve got an incredible amount of creative ingenuity at your disposal. Use it at work. Use it in your financial situations. Use it to outsmart your tendency to play it safer than you need to. You’re smarter than the system would have you believe. Believe that so that you can outsmart it.
Keep encouraging yourself to utilize your gifts. In bold ways. In blatant ways. In ways that make clear your gratitude for them. Our gifts need to be praised if they are to be a consistent part of our life. Nothing sticks around for long when it feels unloved, undervalued or unimportant.
Keep encouraging yourself to heal the self-worth issues that inhibit you from trying something new with the talents unique to you. As Mercury stations direct, it wants you to make the breakthroughs that bring you into alignment with the talents, gifts and goods you’ve got.