The waves that the Scorpio full moon on April 29th beckoned keep crashing upon our shores throughout the first week of May.
Tides turn when they are good and ready to.
With no major aspects until May 6th we are free to feel the more subtle stirrings of our psyche. Much within was turned over and tuned into with the swell and release of Luna’s light, so go easy with your heart, its workings, and its yearnings.
Sun in Taurus sextile Neptune in Pisces, both at 16°
After a week of the moon’s meanderings being the only astrology to tap into, today’s sun sextile Neptune is a subtle but sweet situation that ties together the material and imaginal. Use the energy of this day to bring even the smallest aspect of your dream into reality.
Mercury in Aries square Pluto in Capricorn, both at 21°
Venus in Gemini square Neptune in Pisces, both at 16°
As Mercury moves through the last couple degrees of Aries, finally leaving the sign it spent its last retrograde reversing through, it hits the bumpiest of terrain. From now until May13th, Mercury works out some major issues. Today’s square to Pluto pulls from the depths the issues we most need to consciously address. Mercury is no stranger to the underworld and this transit shines a light on the more therapeutic aspects of its nature. This astrology will not let us merely skim the surface. We cannot be too busy to dive deep. Today, and for the rest of the week, conversations are in need of something a little more raw, real, and investigative. Power dynamics get exposed, unpacked, and processed if we are willing to work with this energy.
Venus also finds itself in a sticky situation, though it’s a little more nuanced and a little less obvious, or easy to decipher. Relationship boundaries may get a little muddied, making us more prone to misunderstanding the dynamics between ourselves and others.
Sun in Taurus opposes Jupiter in Scorpio, both at 18°
From today to May 11th, the sun is in good standing. The patch of sky it wanders through is prime real estate, though prone to inflation. The sun and Jupiter are natural besties. Both boast a royal kind of flare and together they can produce an overflow of confidence, certainty, and swagger. Helpful in many situations, obnoxious in others, the sun’s opposition to Jupiter can encourage us to indulge in excess. Around this time life’s pleasures and possibilities may feel too good to pass up. Some will be and some won’t be, the weighing of which is up to each of us.
Sun in Taurus trine Pluto in Capricorn, both at 21°
Today’s astrology taps us into a powerful combination. The sun in Taurus wants to cultivate what it can with what it has. The trine to Pluto plugs us into reserves of power that we often forget we have. Together they remind us that our capacity to build lives worth living has little to do with anything that lies outside us. This astrology drops our awareness towards what is unshakeable, and undeniably ours to work with: our own resolve to make use of what we have in the most meaningful way we can.
Mercury in Aries square Mars in Capricorn, both at 28°
Today and tomorrow sees Mercury’s last chapter in Aries unfold. This is the second time Mercury has made a square to Mars while in Aries. The first time was April 4th, while Mercury was still retrograde. This square is still pointed, sharp, and uncomfortable to work through, but it’s tied to a deeper theme of difficulty and the determination to work through it. Whatever this spring has been pressuring you to work through, this transit will most likely be a reminder, and hopefully a resolution of it. Look to the house in your chart that contains Aries for the themes that Mercury has been activating, aggravating, and encouraging you to face.
Mercury conjunct Uranus at 29° of Aries
Mercury enters Taurus
As Mercury leaves Aries it makes one last move. Conjunct Uranus, Mercury delivers some information that is shocking, upsetting, or revolutionary to the system. This kind of astrology brings with it unusual and unexpected messages for us to unpack. Mercury then moves into Taurus. In a new sign for the first time in many weeks, Mercury breaks new ground.
But it is not the only planet moving from Aries to Taurus.
Two days from now, on the same day as the new moon in Taurus, Uranus, planet of turbulent awakening, will also move into the bull’s fields. For the first time since the early 1940s, Uranus in Taurus will change how we tend to our crops. Disrupting the ways in which we work with our resources, and pulling currencies of all kinds into focus, how we use what we use will undergo a crucial revolution. The next set of horoscopes, as well as the next new moon course will dive deeply into what this transit will mean for us, both collectively and personally.
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Imagine having as much faith that you’ll receive exactly what you need in life as you do in the rising and setting of the sun. Being as assured of your life-long fulfillment as you are of the moon’s monthly blossoming. Being as in awe of the cycles of decay and deliverance of your life as you are of the seasons themselves. Being as tuned into what you need to give and receive as pollen is to the bees it beckons.
Perhaps an unattainable permanent state, it’s one worth visiting as frequently as we can. The astrology of the moment is asking you to inhabit an unrelenting trust that what is yours will arrive at the perfect time, and what isn’t yours isn’t worth worrying about.
The recent full moon in Scorpio highlighted this dynamic which may have brought your faith in your process to light, or your anxiety about it to the fore. Either way, the first week of May reverberates with the messages that the moon most explicitly unpacked for you. You may feel like it took more than it gave, but know that the room it created will be put to good use. As the sun’s journey through Taurus shines a light on financial growth, it makes clear that this is a time to take your talents and assets into new realms of your work.
Whatever you are learning to accept more openly about yourself will be more readily available for you to work with in the rest of your life. The second week of May is filled with important, and potentially stressed conversations for you to have, but each one brings you to a new understanding of your right to your own way of working. Get clear on that and you’ll gain access to the wealth of creative energy that is open to you when you care more about what the truth is than what others will think of you when you adhere to it.
With so much rising up from the depths to your shores, the first two weeks of May are filled with the fresh air of expectation.
The recent full moon in Scorpio focused its light on your most important partnerships. It peered into the crevices of your heart, revealing the hopes and fears that linger in-between you and others. Whoever in your life is able to stay open to and through the ups and downs of your mutual path will be a major point of access for your personal prosperity. The growth that your partners undergo right now activates your ability to push past places where you’d usually stay stuck. It’s a positive feedback loop as long as the trajectory aligns you with your own goals.
Whichever relationships aren’t up to this task, or are too tethered to the past, are quickly outgrown. There is no shame in this game, just be as honest with yourself as you can be about who you need to invest in, and whom you need to divest from.
The second week of the month balances out this outward growth with an inward excavation of some old fears and unhelpful habits. While you are feeling the pull to do you differently, you are also asked to untie some complicated psychic knots instilled in you long ago. Twisted up in them is a healthy reserve of creative juice. Once you get to it, revelations come as easily as any good psychedelic trip. See these difficult places as riddles to work through rather than permanent states of being to succumb to. Staying curious is always a win, especially if the game seems staked against you.
The recent full moon in Scorpio highlighted the growth that you have made over the past 6 months in regards to your work-life, routines, and your relationship to what makes you feel alive and attuned to your physical self. The full moon was reminding you that there is no getting any of these things in your life right, there is just a constant need to support and sort through the work that won’t do itself.
The raw truth of what your professional situation needs from you is more important to your overall success than pushing any kind of agenda forward. Your connection to your body and ability to give it what it is calling for is the key to experiencing any joy in it.
Take care of your vehicle.
As Taurus Season rolls out it calls for you to make healing, creating, and investigating your psychological and physical needs a top priority. It may feel imperative for you to have time away from certain situations, relationships, or community events in the coming weeks. Your energy might need quieter arenas to work in for the moment. This is a powerful time to connect with the creative ideas that have had to wait for your undivided attention. Allow yourself time in the darkrooms, studios, and imaginal realms that inspire you. You might find that as you allow yourself the ability to experiment and work in new ways, some unexpected healing happens.
The full moon in Scorpio reverberates throughout the first week of May. Its intense luminescence highlights the creative growth that you have undergone over the past 6 months. The projects that you’ve brought to fruition. The issues that you’ve have to work through in order to do so. The intensity of feelings that have arisen in the process.
Whatever your journey, know that your finished projects will have the depth that they have asked you to dig into. Everything that you’ve learned to face is present in everything that you create. Not one struggle is wasted when you allow it to inform the rest of your work and your world. Make room for more of your life-lessons to take shape in the ways that they want to.
Your career wants to have its own way. Its own say. Its own unique composition. This is a time for you to honor the ways in which you are different. The ways in which you work against the grain. Even if it has caused you pain, honor the ways in which you have never fit in. This edge can help you cut to the core of your professional potential. The core meaning of your work. The core of your energetic impact. No matter what your day job, keep asking yourself how you might be a little more informal with your passion. A little less restrained when dreaming up your ultimate scenario. A little more invested in the power of your visions. You’re moving into a time where your connection to the masses is more potent than it’s been in your lifetime. As you deepen your faith in your ability to bring about relevant, creative work, you are simultaneously accessing the calling of the collective. We all have something to give to the group, but your offering at the moment is timed to be the right kind of revolutionary for all those that receive it.
The recent full moon in Scorpio pulled focus on your foundations. Your ability to build this part of your life out over the past 6 months is paying off. The more grounded you allow your life to get, the more confidence it creates within you.
If no one can knock you off your center, you are available to receive the gifts that life is giving you.
This sentiment is proven with every new professional opportunity that appears. The full moon reminded you of the inner work required of you if you are dedicated to clearing a path for your career to flourish in the world.
This month is all about it.
With an innovation of epic proportions on its way, your profession is about to be completely reinvented. Whether that is about you reinventing the work that you do, or whether the work that you do is redefining itself as you do it, it’s yours to find, figure out, and develop a relationship to.
As the second week of May picks up, there are important insights for you to communicate, but they may not always be received with ease. There’s reason to disrupt some system of thought, but do so conscientiously and with great consideration. Since there is so much change on the horizon for you, you’ll need to become adept at picking the timing of your battles. Our fights are ours to have, but they can’t all be taken on at once if we are to be effective at any one in particular.
The recent full moon in Scorpio shed light on the most important aspects of your days. How you live them. How you nourish them. How you situate yourself within each one.
The significance of the full moon lingers through the first week of May, encouraging you to find the places where you can unpack and process the emotional baggage life piles upon us. The full moon’s impact is encouraging you to leave time and space to decompress. To allow yourself visiting rights to the temples that house your dearest deities. The first week of May is the perfect time to retrieve anything that April may have left you in deficit of. The astrology is unusually quiet for this moment, but the calm before the storm is the perfect time to stock up on supplies.
The skies are shifting.
The second week of May gets you to resolve a longer standing issue in regards to your shared resources and collaborations. What needs to be cleared up between you and others? What resources need to be divided up differently? Which co-working situations are in need of a revisioning in order for them to flourish or find a natural end?
Fear the finishing up of nothing. Every little bit of space that you can create now will be utilized momentarily and for a long time to come.
The later part of May brings the beginnings of unforeseen adventures. Life is asking you to teach what you know, and learn more about what you need in order to grow. Your impact is extensive at the moment. Cultivate your messages with care, never underestimating the potential of your impact.
The recent full moon in Scorpio released within you a wealth of emotional energy to put to use. Over the past 6 months you have been asked to grow your understanding of your talents and their capacities. Your assets and their value. Your gifts and their generative abilities. When you enter into the world with a reverence for what your gifts could be capable of, you come with a spirit of goodwill. The gifts bestowed to us are for the giving, not the taking with us when we die. Every time we are generous with what we have been granted, we allow the best of what we have been given to flourish. We are not our gifts, just humble servants of them.
The second week of May brings with it edgier conversations that might leave you feeling a little frayed. You may notice those closest to you are under extra strain or stress and that the arguments or issues that come up are related to something that happened earlier this spring. Whatever growing pains you and/or your loved ones are in, remember to listen like you mean it. So much can get resolved within you, or within the relationship with more presence and less pressure to get anything right.
As the sun continues its journey through the fertile fields of Taurus, it awakens you to the possibilities of building within the right circumstances. This is your time to take a new approach to partnering with people, organizations, and business ventures. What you are being asked to do is something completely new. Keep carving out space in your conscious awareness for the unknown, unheard of, unforeseen ways of working. You will be asked to develop partnerships in ways that they have never been developed before. As you do, it’s important that you develop trust in your intuitive wisdom as it will be one of your most reliable assets.
Notice what is blooming.
What aspects of your life are unfolding without force? What is relaxing within you without much work, will-power, or pressure? What is breathing with greater ease in your world?
Trust your growth.
Support its process. Make a habit of witnessing what you’ve made out of what you have been given to work with. With the right ingredients, the elixirs of your life are created. It’s never about quantity, just the quality of what you’ve got to work with.
Trust what your inner magician wants to work with.
Notice what situations in your life have ripened. Are ready. Are offering themselves up to be worked with or released. This is no time to hold onto what has run its course. Know that more is coming. Remember how to make way. Remind yourself that more is wanting to move through you.
The full moon in Scorpio reminds you that energy flows where there is room for it.
Find the folks that challenge you to be less afraid of fear. Find the folks that are working on their own growth cycles, independent of anyone else around them. Find the folks that are capable of witnessing your talent and its tremendous potential. Those that know how to celebrate you. Those that encourage you to explore your opportunities despite the fear that arises in the face of them. Those whose magic gets added to your mix, helping everything else work wonders.
As the second week of May unfolds, so too do important aspects of your work projects. Whatever tensions, disputes, and disruptions erupt here will teach you about the importance of expressing yourself. It’s not your job to hold all the issues on your own. Professionally speaking, it’s as important for you to articulate what isn’t working as it is for your projects. If it isn’t working for you, some aspect of it isn’t working at all. From May 7th-13th you’ll be asked to find the most innovative ways possible to work around a professional issue. Be as brave as you are patient, as teachable as you are unwilling to compromise your integrity.
The recent full moon in Scorpio pulled focus on the aspects of your life out of your control. What ails us, what sorrows befall us, what losses we are asked to shoulder, ask for our attention. Our awareness. Our ability to hold whatever arises as a result. The full moon reminded you of the importance of succumbing to life’s unexpected closures. The yearning of the body to withdraw, heal, or adapt to your life’s rhythm is an important tempo to fall into alignment with. Your ability to do so now will help you to take up future work-life opportunities.
Much of the astrology is focused on your ability to maintain balance between your need to reinvent yourself via creative projects and the reality of needing to recoup the energy you have spent. Time is not wasted in contemplative states. They are as important as time on the job. You may yearn for access to creative incubators, studios, and dark rooms with the incredible wealth of energy you are able to tap into right now.
Part of your growth is requiring you to incorporate innovate work rituals, habits, and patterns, the likes of which will really begin to take shape this month. The changes in your work-life, work-projects, and ways of working are essential aspects of your own recreation. New ideas want to find their way into your professional projects but they require that the ways in which you work are also reinvented. Creativity isn’t a commodity to be bought and sold, it is a gift to be listened and attended to. Welcome the new ways in which you are meant to work with yours.
The full moon in Scorpio sheds light on the relationships that keep your hopes, dreams, and present self moving towards a future you want to live into. The friend groups that help to emotionally gather you, the colleagues that are here to conspire alongside you, and the audience that receives your skillful application has been growing. This full moon shone light on just how much. As you bear witness to the influx of seekers and platonic suitors that are interested in you, it’s important to create solid connections to your creative channels.
As your influence and reach grows so too does your need to serve and protect your creative wells from running dry.
As the sun makes moves through Taurus, it reminds you of the importance of cultivating a greater appreciation for all that you are creating and the process it needs to take. The connection to your gifts has to be more important than the attention you get for them. Appreciation will come and go, but your craft is always waiting on you to give it the love it needs to grow. Every time anxiety, fear, or frustration sets in, see what you could do to take your skills to the next level.
Practice is the most valuable thing to perfect.
Come the second week of May the astrology asks you to review a core issue, wound, or reality. Something is rocking your sense of security, asking you to change the ways in which you live. Whether this is an issue that relates to family or another aspect of your foundations, it is imperative that you try to look at the situation in a different way. The astrology is asking you to relate, relay, and communicate your needs with greater honesty and efficiency. Don’t be afraid to say what you’ve been too afraid to, just do so with the greatest compassion for the situation that you can.
The full moon in Scorpio sheds its light upon the career matters that matter most to you. The growth of your professional aspirations is impressive, but the bulk of the work that must be done can be, at times, overwhelming. The past 6 months have asked you to pursue your professional purpose with an unflinching honesty and intensity.
What you have been cultivating here will continue to expand for years to come, but as you seek growth, so too must you seek depth. Doing so takes a steely psychological tenacity and a determined spiritual curiosity. This has required you to take little personally and to take everything as an opportunity for further learning and development.
Envy is always an incredible indicator of what we need to do next. Jealousy, when consciously experienced, joins us to what actions we need to take. Just bearing witness to what makes us feel unaccomplished, unfulfilled, and unrealized can lead us in the direction of fulfilling our life-purpose.
Let your feelings breathe.
As the sun travels through Taurus it reminds you of the places that you’ve come from. The land you built your life upon. The foundations that formed you. Staying connected to this root system will help you to remember that while it’s important to honor your lineage, it is imperative to redefine how you need to stay connected to it. Sometimes space is necessary if any bridges are to ever be built.
As the second week of May unpacks itself, some shifts and changes are essential to your calendar. Unexpected news may upend regularly scheduled programing, the likes of which will most likely lead to important innovations in how you do your daily life. Change is constant, and change of mind can be the beginning of a personal revolution. Being less concerned with what you think should happen and more concerned with tending to what is happening will help everything move along as it needs to.
The full moon in Scorpio has highlighted the depths to which you have gone, the gruesome beauty of your becoming, and the not so pretty, but unquestionably important lessons that life has laid along your path over the past 6 months. What fears have you learned weren’t worthy of such a high-position? Which have you learned to knock off their pedestal? Which have you learned to push past? What acts of courage have opened up new opportunities for your trajectory?
Over the first week of May, the energy of the full moon will be encouraging you to reflect on your growth. The development of your intuition. Your ability to work through long-range challenges by breaking them down into bite-sized pieces.
You’re being asked to have as much appreciation of your daily efforts as you do of your far-off future goals. Striking a balance between the two will help you cultivate an appreciation for both. As the sun saunters through Taurus, it reminds you of how important staying steady in the work of the day is. The roundedness of your daily life encourages all manner of expansion. Keep in the present to be fully prepared for all future opportunities.
As the second week of May rolls out you are asked to work through a pressing professional situation, one that is tied to your ability to access your gifts in a way that supports your growth. We all have some burden to bear witness to when it comes to our development. What we do, and how we do what we do for a living is no exception. You may need to rock the boat at the moment, or tip it over completely. Just make sure that you are connecting to the daily activities that bring you a sense of sturdiness. The resolution to build what you can, where you can, can help you to make sense out of what feels like a momentary mess.