May 21 2015
We’re a few days past the Taurus New on May 18, 2015, and in a fertile new cycle.
Mercury stationed retrograde in Gemini, on May 19, 2015 and there’s hidden, buried information that has surfaced. As a general precaution with Mercury retrogrades, especially with this one in Gemini, double check your communication and don’t be too quick to jump to conclusions.
You don’t have the full story yet, and there’s more coming to light as we move to the Sagittarius Full Moon on June 2, 2015.
For now the Sun is in its last couple of hours in its transit through Taurus and the Moon is in Cancer. Ground yourself in your values and water the seeds you’ve planted with the New Moon.
The Sun enters Gemini at 8:46 AM GMT on May 21, 2015 for the next four weeks, shedding light on a situation. You’re seeing another side to the story. Listen and learn.
Also there’s intensity building now as Venus in Cancer makes an opposition to Pluto in less than 24 hours on May 22, 2015; and squares Uranus in Aries on May 25, 2015.
Just yesterday, I read the news of a beach in California, destroyed by an oil-spill. This is Venus in Cancer opposite Pluto in Capricorn, oil companies and the greed of humanity, destroying the oceans and our natural habitat. What’s gone is gone, but how can we raise individual awareness, so there is real change and we don’t end up destroying all that is precious in this world?
We are only as powerful or powerless as we imagine ourselves to be. It’s easy to feel powerless in the face of a situation like this, but we can start small, and start to become conscious of the power of money, our “buying power,” and educate ourselves on the products we buy, and ethics and (environmental and otherwise) policies of the companies we invest in.
In your life as well, a situation is evolving and although you may be seeing the darker side of a situation, you have more power than you realise to bring about a transformation. If you find yourself in a power-struggle, let go. There’s a lot of water under the bridge, (“and a lot of other stuff too” as Bob Dylan once sang) but if you can find a way to release it, you can turn a corner and reach a breakthrough over the coming days. Freeing you to explore new opportunities and horizons.
With Venus and Pluto, this generally comes down to sex, love, money, power. Often this will bring triangulations; in Cancer and Capricorn, there may be issues surfacing around the family, home, sense of security or perhaps even darker buried secrets surfacing.
With the Moon in Cancer as well, the emotional intensity is running high and with Mars and Mercury nearing a conjunction in Gemini, be careful about not just what you say, but how you say something.
Be fluid, flexible and rise above insecurities or emotional reactions. The more you can let go of old baggage, resentments or even hanging on to financial insecurities, you can empower yourself to bring about change, receive emotional support and open your self to a new wave of prosperity, abundance, security and happiness.
I have a Venus (and Mars)-Pluto opposition in my chart (Aries-Libra) and I can tell you from experience, this is not the easiest of aspects, but it is a very powerful one — offering tremendous potential for creative, personal, and financial transformation; if you can own your power.
I’ve found the best way to deal with the opposition, is to own both the energies of the opposition, and find the balance point within yourself. Especially with Venus and Pluto, this is finding the middle ground between desires and attachments to those desires.
Acknowledge the darker aspects of your own nature, or the unconscious patterns or attachments you have based on past conditioning from parents’ or society; as well as any feelings of betrayal. It’s often when people feel out of control, that they try to control their surroundings.
Avoid the desire to manipulate or control anyone or anything. You can’t change anyone or anything other than yourself. But you can control what you choose to feed, or where you invest your energy, money, time, love and what or who you give away your power to. Any obsessive desires, are likely coming from the ego and with Pluto the key is always “surrender.”
Follow your heart, nourish and nurture what you love, but let go of expectations or trying to control the outcome. When faced with a choice, make the loving one. Change always comes from within. Find the power to change what you need to change within yourself, then change can and will ripple out into your world.
Then you can experience the true power of love.
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