Deer Moon Astrology 5/4/2020

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Mercury reaches the superior conjunction with the Sun today in an atmosphere that emphasizes the injection of new information and a sudden change in our thinking. Under today’s Libra Moon, we find encouragement to share our ideas. The Nodes change signs today as well — the North Node moves back into Gemini, while the South Node leaves Capricorn for Sagittarius. New information begins to flow more easily although our ability to understand the overall patterns becomes more challenging. Essentially, we move into an entirely new environment today that will be punctuated by Thursday’s Scorpio Full Moon (3:45 AM PDT 17° Scorpio/Taurus). Ideas begin to rise up like climbing vines, looking for a trellis — a structure to guide and organize the various threads. It is through sharing our ideas with others that we may begin to find that new structure.

THE WEEK AHEAD: Last month’s Taurus New Moon (April 22nd, 7:25 PM PDT 3° Taurus) initiated powerful shifts in leadership approaches. There is a budding potential for new leaders to emerge in the midst of the rapidly changing landscape. This current lunar cycle culminates with this Thursday’s Scorpio Full Moon (3:45 AM PDT 17° Scorpio/Taurus), setting the stage for major shifts of power and control. This week provides remarkable opportunities to make valuable and long-lasting connections in preparation for significant challenges in the coming weeks and months. Saturn, Jupiter, and Venus all turn retrograde next week, creating particularly strong headwinds to innovation, information sharing, and expansive new connections. The challenges will force a number of reexaminations through the Summer and into the Fall. Saturn stations retrograde May 10th and will return to Capricorn on July 1st. Our exploration of innovative new approaches requires that we take one more look at the structures of the past until Saturn returns to Aquarius on December 17th, 2020. The retrograde motion of Jupiter begins May 14th, which will involve more connections with Pluto (already retrograde) and demand that economic, corporate, and governmental structures prove their value and efficiency before making any further expansion. The station of Venus on May 13th will demand that we look for ways to clarify, review, and/or expose information that affects our personal resources and desire for safety and stabilization — superficial explanations will not be satisfactory. Nonetheless, we have the opportunity this week to make important preparations in order to effectively address these coming challenges, questions, and reviews. This is the time to lay down the markers of creative, innovative, and inspired ideas so that we can find them again, once the dust begins to settle.

Order and process is especially important on Sunday. Curiosity threatens to lead us astray if we don’t listen closely to our intuition. The superior Sun-Mercury conjunction on Monday emphasizes the injection of new information and brings sudden changes in our understanding and our thinking. Also on Monday, the nodes shift from Cancer/Capricorn to Gemini/Sagittarius, bringing additional focus to new information but making conclusions more challenging. The Moon forms a Grand Air Trine with Mars and Venus on Tuesday, providing an important opportunity to make valuable connections with others through the sharing of valuable information. There is a dawning awareness on Wednesday that new directions need to be pursued and new leadership embraced. Thursday’s Full Moon sets the stage for significant shifts of power and control. Some may prefer to avoid the spotlight instead of rising to the challenge but it is apparent that it is really only a matter of time until the time comes to take the bull by the horns. The Moon-Chiron trine on Friday offers important awareness that we have come to a moment where preparations must be made and challenges must be faced. Too much stimulation on Saturday requires a first-things-first approach, despite the tempting distractions.

ASTROLOGICAL SNAPSHOT

Today is the 125th day of 2020
47 days until the Summer Solstice
45 days until Mercury Retrograde
241 days until 2021

Sun is in Taurus
Moon is in Libra
Mercury is in Taurus
Venus is in Gemini
Mars is in Aquarius
Jupiter is in Capricorn
Saturn is in Aquarius
Uranus is in Taurus
Neptune is in Pisces
Pluto is Retrograde in Capricorn
Chiron is in Aries

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