All in all today is not so bad. We need to respect the limitations imposed by Mercury at a standstill of course – no distracted driving please or expecting communications to work perfectly. The Gemini Moon goes void-of-course midday following a sextile to Uranus in Aries, the perfect aspect for innovative solutions. Air and fire are in charge now and this will continue after the Sun leaves Taurus for Gemini. This means we will be less influenced by emotions and practicalities for awhile.
Yesterday when Mercury was stationing retrograde went very well for me. I successfully contacted an insurance representative, cleared up a billing issue, found important documents I need to send to said insurance company and generally was able to communicate effectively. Amazing. Mercury is the trickster after all. That being said, I’m still going to follow my personal rules for Mercury Retch.
Mercury in Gemini stationing retrograde today takes the shine of the usually cheerful Gemini Moon. Furthermore Saturn will oppose the Moon early, Mars conjoins it midday and Neptune squares the Moon this evening. Devices like smart phones could be especially frustrating to use. Take a deep breath or three, be prepared to wait and practice patience. It also doesn’t hurt to have Plan A, B and C . . . or more. Adaptability is the key.
Quicksilver Gemini loves to be in motion and multitasking which is why this Mercury Retrograde may be more frustrating than some. When Gemini’s mind is working at less than peak efficiency they suffer, and everyone around them suffers because they don’t do it quietly. The key to successfully dealing with Mercury Retch is to slow down, be patient and be willing to do many revisions. All of those things drive most Geminis nutty. Anyone who uses a smart phone knows how easy it is to send off completely garbled texts between hitting the wrong key and the phone changing the word. Well, that’s very likely to happen over and over this week. What can I say . . . it could be a whole week of Mondays!
As pleasant as today’s Grand Trine in fire is (Sagittarius Moon, Jupiter in Leo and Uranus in Aries), it is far better for relaxing than working. It’s looking like the Sun-Pluto trine in Earth is being more supportive of works in progress than starting new ones. Restive feelings peak this afternoon when the Sagittarius Moon is trine Uranus in Aries. Staying open and flexible is a good idea when Mutable signs dominate as they do today.
I noticed my daily lunar post for yesterday on my facebook page disappeared. We just entered the shadow period (Mercury at 4° Gemini, degree it stations direct on June 11) for Mercury in Gemini going retrograde on May 18 and I suspect this may bring out Mercury’s trickster side. Wouldn’t hurt to take extra care with all Mercury related tasks for the next week or so. This weekend’s Mercury-Neptune square on Saturday could create a perfect storm of misdirection and little white lies . . . all to stir the pot. *sigh*
I see potential for suffering from cognitive dissonance this week with the powerful but conflicting energies hammering down on us. Unless you are Aquarius native, it can be challenging to embrace two very different concepts simultaneously . . . walking paradoxes are what Aquarius is about you know. This is especially true if you are deeply attached to one point of view which is true of many of us.
The center piece of the week is the Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in fiery Aries on Wednesday. It contains two major aspects patterns that are the heart of the paradoxes at work this week. First is the amazing Grand Trine in fire (Mars in Sagittarius, Jupiter in Leo and Uranus in Aries) which the Libra Sun-Venus conjunction turns into a Kite Pattern. Second is a cardinal T-Square with the Libra Sun-Venus conjunction and Aries Moon-Uranus conjunction both square to Pluto in Capricorn. We have one pattern urging us to reach out and explore, while the other has Pluto demanding control and accountability every inch of the way. And both patterns intersect with the luminaries at 15°, so if you have personal planets and/or Angles between 11° to 15° in the cardinal signs (Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn) you are probably already up to your eyebrows in the resulting turmoil . . . I know I am.
The Libra Sun and Venus are taking turns bumping into the Uranus-Pluto square now. It started last weekend when the Sun squared Pluto on Saturday. Tuesday the Sun will oppose Uranus in Aries, Wednesday Venus squares Pluto and Saturday it will oppose Uranus. Relationship issues you may have thought you had settled can flare up this week and you may need to make some hard choices. There is a good chance this is part of a pattern that can go back to the long passage of Mars in Libra from December 2013 to July 2014. The Full Moon Lunar Eclipse may reveal the depth of the issues too.
Mars in Sagittarius was trine Uranus in Aries exactly on the weekend and will be exactly trine Jupiter in Leo midweek, completing the Grand Trine. This buoyant, optimistic pattern is bound to affect those with personal planets/Ascendant in the fire signs (Aries, Leo and Sagittarius) from 14° to 17°. It will be a good chance to test the power of positive thinking and an upbeat attitude. This whole event could turn into nothing but lots of hot air too . . . easy come, easy go.
This is the first full week of the last Mercury retrograde of the year and our ability to work with it may improve to a degree when Mercury finds its way back into Libra on Friday. At least we might be able to articulate our frustrations again!
By the weekend the most intense phase will be over and we can slow down enough to talk everything over. There will be plenty of air in the sky to help: Libra Sun, Mercury and Venus plus the Moon will be in Gemini. One thing Mercury Retch is good for is doing a thorough review of what’s been happening.
If you know your Rising sign, please read the horoscope for it too. 😀
I’d say the greatest source of frustration for you this week, Aries, is the feeling someone is slowing you down due to the need to micro-manage every move you make at work. Rather than walking out, try talking this out with the sanest person you know. An old friend, your partner or maybe a “frenemy” are all good choices.
You might be able to avoid getting caught up in the drama around you, Taurus, and focus instead on living a more healthy life style. Finding a better balance between work and play is part of this. Your partner or significant other may surprise you with some excellent suggestions about ways to improve your health and wellbeing.
If your social schedule is full to overflowing these days, Gemini, it probably has to do with your significant other and their need to be busy. Not that you have any objections because you enjoy meeting new people! If your mind has been sluggish lately that may improve on the weekend.
I wish I could say you are going to be out of the line of fire this time, Cancer, but I doubt if that will be the case. This will be especially true for those of you born the first week of June or with planets in Cancer from 11° to 15°. You may feel caught between conflicting demands from your work, your partner, your family and your own needs.
Belief in the power of positive thinking comes easily to you now, Leo, and if you have some specific goals you want to achieve and have laid the necessary groundwork, success can be yours. The key is “necessary groundwork” . . . without that getting there is much less certain.
A good place to funnel your energies now, Virgo, is your home. If you are in the midst of redecorating or perhaps looking for a new place, you might find what you are looking for due to luck. If you have been struggling with feeling at a loss for words lately, that may improve by the weekend.
Brace yourself, Libra, because you may be in the hot seat this week and be called upon to help come up with fair and equitable solutions. This really is right up your alley and your ability to be both tactful and charming is very good right now. Put a smile on your face and go for it!
For once, Scorpio, you may be recognized for your abilities to heal and repair wounds caused by other people’s haste and poor judgment. You might not have the words but those are less important than your willingness to be there for those in need. Remember not to get in too big a hurry yourself!
Not much is going to slow you down these days, Sagittarius, because you know in your heart what you’re doing is right for you. Your creative fires are burning brightly and taking advantage of that is all you need to do for the time being. Do take some time this weekend for your significant other.
Just about the time your career situation is beginning to smooth out, Capricorn, you could end up having to revisit a family situation. Do your best to handle this in your usual efficient, pragmatic manner even if it triggers a need to step in and take control. Hopefully this will blow over quickly one way or another.
One thing you are usually quite good at, Aquarius, is juggling paradoxes in your head. You will need that ability this week because while you know in your heart your solutions are the best for everyone, others may not agree . . . vehemently. Take a time out this weekend to play.
Exciting things may be developing in your career now, Pisces, and while you may be thrilled, you could also end up depending more on luck than you really like. Unexpected changes to your cash flow should put you on the plus side when the dust settles. Looks like a good weekend to hang out at home.
First week in June finds the Gemini Sun feeling peevish and uncomfortable. Mercury in Cancer is slowing to station retrograde June 7 and that never sets well with Gemini. Gemini was so happy the past couple of weeks when Mercury was in Gemini sextile Venus in Aries. Life was sweet, the flirting was easy and now all that is changing. Not only is the pace of communications sluggish but both Saturn in Scorpio and Pluto in Capricorn are sitting in judgment hinting at the need to rethink recent decisions.
Don’t despair . . . a sextile to Uranus in Aries on Friday will help the Gemini Sun come up with workarounds. However getting those into place probably won’t be very effective as long as Mercury is retrograde. Gives us plenty of time to work out all the bugs, right?
Creativity and romance thrive this week thanks to a Venus-Neptune sextile midweek. Tangible expressions of love and affection are the ticket with Venus in Taurus. Pretty words are not enough now. The same goes with artwork. Tactile mediums are the best and ideally all your physical senses will be engaged.
Rein in romantic expectations for the weekend when Venus is inconjunct Mars in Libra and trine Pluto in Capricorn. Working out timing problems could be the biggest challenge, not a lack of passion. Besides, there might be communication issues because of Mercury’s station. If you can’t reach your lover to let them know your car won’t start or there was a family emergency, it probably won’t be pretty. Plan ahead and keep things simple.
We may feel Mercury slowing to station this week more keenly than usual because the Sun is in Mercury ruled Gemini and the recent Mercury-Venus sextile had boosted our expectations regarding communications in general. Now is a good time to start planning for speed bumps. Allow extra travel time, make sure your phone is fully charged, back up your computers and take a solemn vow to be as patient as possible.
If you know your Rising sign, please read the horoscope for it too. 😀
Just as you were feeling confident about being able to make appointments on time and complete work projects on schedule, Aries, you start running into small but annoying problems. This hurts more than usual because you finally have energy to spare and are raring to go again.
Taurus, ordinarily your natural tendency to be methodical helps prevent errors caused by getting ahead of yourself but starting this week you might want to take extra precautions to prevent miscommunications. On the plus side, this week looks good for attracting favorable attention, especially of the romantic variety.
This could be a trying week for you, Gemini, especially if you attempt to maintain your usual brisk pace with plenty of multi-tasking. Even if you know darn good and well you are not at fault, you may end feeling picked on anyway. Take it all in stride and be patient for now.
Your natural sensitivity to other people’s moods and feelings may stand you in good stead this week, Cancer, because you’ll know when to smile and when to duck out of sight. Attending social gatherings with your partner may turn out to be quite enjoyable now, perhaps to your surprise!
This looks like one of those weeks, Leo, when being at work could be more rewarding than hanging out with your friends. Social activities could be complicated by familial obligations as well as scheduling problems. So you may as well throw your heart into your work instead.
You should be able to manage quite well this week, Virgo, in large part because you tend to be very well organized and seldom leave important details to chance. Brace yourself for a minor crisis or three at work because plenty of other people prefer to fly by the seat of their pants.
Hopefully this week will mark a turnaround in your energy levels, Libra. It has been awhile since you felt on the top of your game. Being kind and gracious will work out far better for you this week than snapping and snarling at folks, even if that’s how you feel. Put on your best smile before heading out the door.
You are not fond of being the person who points out the flaws in someone else’s exciting plans, Scorpio, but you also know if you don’t, who will? By the way, if you are considering doing some traveling in the near future, be very careful to double check all the details before leaving home.
Your relationship with your significant other could need attention this week, Sagittarius, and if acknowledging some of your shortcomings is what it takes, don’t hesitate to do so. The best day this week to make amends without putting your foot even deeper in your mouth is Friday. Good luck!
Dealing with coworkers could give you heartburn early in the week, Capricorn, but the pace at work should continue to improve. Do make time to relax and play with your sweetheart and/or your children this week. That may go a long ways to brightening your outlook in general.
Rather than beat your head against the wall attempting to deal with a reluctant lover or a creative project that won’t jell, Aquarius, devote more time to your home and family now. It’s a great time to realize how much you value them.
Following your muse this week, Pisces, may bring you a great deal of satisfaction. Being able to take an idea and turn it into a tangible reality is pretty amazing. This is not the best time to have friends over to visit though. Maybe next week?