This is coming to you a day after the New Moon and it will still be relevant for the time we're in! I spent the weekend with family during the Balsamic phase, the darkest time at the end of the lunar cycle, just before the New Moon. We were celebrating the earthly walk of our brother Michael who passed away in March and sharing memories of our lives with him before we released him to the Divine. I had no time to think about writing a Blog then.
The chart for the New Moon at 12:13 a.m. shows an approaching opposition to Saturn, keeper of time and an upcoming conjunction to energetic Mars. Given the Fixed Earth nature of Taurus, it seems apropos that its' path becomes void-of-course before it can move into Gemini and oppose Saturn or join run-away Mars! This, to me, indicates the need for slowing down and reconsidering the direction we want to move in - no pushing our agenda ahead.
Even as the Moon entered Gemini early yesterday morning, the ruler of this fast-thinking sign, Mercury, was slowing way down to turn retrograde last night. This is supportive of reconsideration of all plans, arrangements and any agreements you are about to make. Your mind may be racing with ideas and Mars may be burning his way through the ethers, but there is a real need to take things slowly right now and be more cautious of where you are stepping, who you are talking to or what your true motivation may be.
The Taurean energy is about conserving and using resources that we already have. This could be money, things or tools that you use to get you what you need for your comfort and care. Are you keeping more than your fair share and refusing to share the wealth, or are you working on building up a nest egg? Take the time today and tomorrow, while the Sun is still in Taurus, to ask yourself how you are doing with your relationship to finances, nature and things, because the solar energy shifts into Gemini on Thursday, May 21st and you'll want to feel more stable by then. There is a mixed bag of feelings and emotions on Thursday, which turns out to be the challenging day this week.
Once the Sun enters airy and sociable Gemini, we shift gears into mental realms, away from the earth. Planning and researching are a wise use of your energy then, even with Mercury retrograde. As long as you don't sign on the dotted line before you have all the necessary information, you ought to learn a lot about your options for making a more informed choice in about a month, if you can wait that long. That would be the advice for major purchases, like cars and computers or important agreements like leases and contracts. If you can't wait, get all your facts first and ask every question!
Go with the flow on Friday, finishing up your work week and not starting anything new until next week. The Moon is inactive all day, entering fun-loving Leo at 5:42 pm for what looks like a most pleasant weekend. Endeavor to enjoy yourself, especially with kids and/or loved ones and know that the Moon in Leo is also VOC all day Sunday, a great day to kick back and enjoy whatever delightful surprises come your way!
In the meantime, and at all times, remember to keep your head in the stars and your feet on the ground!