Golden memories attached themselves to the burst of flowers I just received for Mother’s Day. I see a blessing of forgiveness in those yellow lilies; the miracle of eternal love in the circling rose petals; and happiness dancing across the beautiful faces of all my children.
The Moon, symbol of the receptive feminine and motherhood, gets a big generous hug from Jovial Jupiter for Mother’s Day. A cornucopia of compassion.
Google Earth just released stunning photographic timelines of our astonishing capability to destroy our planet, and to re-create it. Mother Earth must weather it all.
Women being unchained, freed from slavery, make the news as we approach May 20th; the third pinnacle in seven tense encounters between revolutionary Uranus and transformational Pluto that began with the Arab Spring. (This astrological configuration last occurred in 1776.) Strong triggers occur this Monday and Thursday.
September 19, 2012 was the last pinnacle. Mitt Romney’s fatal faux pas were brought to light by Mother Jones’ magazine; Syria’s atrocities grabbed world attention; immigration “reform” spotlighted our latest version of racial injustice. Lies that have enabled and perpetuated the abuse of power are exposed to the light.
The revolutionary “God particle” discoveries surged ahead on the first pinnacle, June 24, 2012, showing us a new paradigm emerging from the ashes. A universal field in which everything is interactively changing all the time.
Turns out that field contains some sticky stuff that weds two tiny things into an atom. Creation!
Venus stretches through this week in a challenging pull from visionary Neptune. You are called to the heights of universal love, or to the depths of delusions.
Messenger Mercury breaks out of his Taurus easychair this Wednesday at 1:42 PM, PDT, and hits the books in Gemini. Fresh air flows through your thoughts and ideas, stirring up flocks of curiosity for the next two weeks.
♡ Date Night: Venus & Mars
Well, a little escapism never hurts, especially at the end of a challenging week. Venus is itchy for excitement and stimulation, without caring about the comfort and security needed by Mars. If you can loosen up your plans to make room for tripping the light fantastic, your date night turns whimsical. But somebody better be designated as the driver of this trip through Disneyland, since your logic is blurred and reality is mushy. Make no promises. You’ll regret them in the morning!
The Force of insight is with you.
Here’s your horoscope for the week of May 12-18, 2013:
(★ Astrology Wonks see bottom of page)
Aries ♈ (March 20-April 19)
The god of lightning in your sign plays a major role for you this week. He’s a trigger for your unusual and intuitive talents. Your insight combines with understanding to give you the ability to see underlying motives in people’s actions. You throw conventional behaviors to the wind and give expression to your restlessness. By midweek you’re absolutely convinced of the value of multi-tasking, and mentally you’re juggling several ideas all at once. The Sun is energizing your restlessness and discontent by adding solar power to your the need for change. You’re going for the kind of freedom that comes from changing your perceptions by discipling your thoughts.
Taurus ♉ (April 20-May 20)
Your quest for a higher spiritual identity by searching the inner reaches of your mind is triggered into action this week. Sudden flashes of truths dawn on you through intuition and clairvoyance. The ground is moving beneath your feet as two tectonic plates, rebellion and transformation make another important shift. Standing still, in an old familiar spot, is going to cost you not comfort you. Listen to the underground rumblings in your dreams and hunches. You know that all minds are joined; there are no private thoughts! Right now you can see through behavior to the motives behind it.
Gemini ♊ (May 21-June 20)
Venus has been in Gemini since Friday May 9th, and she’s spending this entire week trying to sort out her dreams from reality. This is a time for you of romantic dreams that have an undercurrent of doubt and inadequacy. On the other hand, your mind is so wide open right now that you give no consideration to traditional approaches to problems, and you really don’t care whether or not anyone approves of your choices. You’re taking a stand for all walks of life; for brotherly and sisterly love. For loving yourself.
Cancer ♋ (June 21-July 21)
The Moon goes home to Cancer early Monday morning, giving you a two day gift of being in sync and “at home” with your emotions. Because you are experiencing sparks of revolutionary innovations, you can expect unusual and surprise events related to your profession this week. You’re feeling very strong-willed, even driven, to take a radical position and/or a political stand against authorities that haven’t earned your respect. This weekend you’re more in tune with the unseen but deeply felt, which makes you very insightful.
Leo ♌ (July 22-August 22)
The “armchair philosopher” in you gets jolted out of your seat this week and you find yourself awakened by stimulating insights and unorthodox views that you rarely express. Wednesday afternoon the Moon catches fire in creative Leo. A multitude of ideas will be swimming around in your head, and all of them deserve expression. Expect breakthroughs in how you use audio-visual and electronic techniques. The information highway opens up wider lanes for you this Wednesday, and your mental traffic is flowing fast for the next two weeks.
Virgo ♍ (August 23-September 22)
Your interest in life beyond mere physical appearances is suddenly sharpened and you can draw profound insights about how energy works. You have moments of detaching from your concerns about material wealth in favor of more lasting spiritual values. You get that the only constant in life is change. The Leo Moon sets a tone of stubborn loyalty for the weekend. Survey the wealth of love in your life with Leo’s certainly of worthiness. Your treasure is your protective devotion to your family, and to the world community it takes to hold them up.
Libra ♎ (September 23-October 22)
The past seeps into your perception of those close to you and colors your love with fantasies. You may find you prefer imaginative versions of your relationships, rather than the less than perfect reality. A burning desire for freedom and independence may get in the way of keeping a commitment, unless your partner is unusually brilliant, even somewhat eccentric! You come up for refreshing air this Wednesday when Mental Mercury enters your partner sign, intellectual Gemini. For the next two weeks you should trust your intuition and go with the flow. Whew! But don’t expect to be standing on solid ground this Saturday. Your mind takes flight and you trip the light fantastic.
Scorpio ♏ (October 23-November 21)
Moody Monday lives up to its name, giving you sensitive emotions strongly tied to home and hearth. Unusual forms of healing appeal to you strongly this week. Let yourself experiment. Your originality in developing new techniques, and a unique inventiveness, gets a shot in the arm. Saturday morning you could be so distracted by a woolgathering mind that you could walk right off the edge of a cliff. Your mind is not tuned in to the details of life, preferring abstract constructs or mystical experiences. Enjoy a little dreaming.
Sagittarius ♐ (November 22-December 20)
Venus is going with the flow this week, which protects your freedom and allows your curiosity free reign. But its got an edge; Don’t even think about tying me down or fencing me in! An unusual romantic involvement may suddenly blossom that doesn’t follow conventional rules. Likewise your artistic creativity gets jolts of sudden inspirations that should be recorded or written down. Thursday is a day to resurrect the slogan from the 60’s, “Question Authority.”
Capricorn ♑ (December 21-January 19)
The quantum leap in consciousness (Pluto) that calls to you, springs another notch forward this week; this time with sudden and surprising breaks in the chains that tie you to the past. You count your close friends as family members and offer your home as a gathering place. There’s some unusual activity in your home this week. You have the ability this Saturday to exercise the imaginative side of your brain, but attention to details escapes you for awhile. What a relief!
Aquarius ♒ (January 20-February 17)
Your freethinking mind simply won’t be influenced by the opinions of others because you’re determined to be impartial as you evaluate some new information. Surprise messages or sudden insights put you in an exploratory and investigative frame of mind. Venus, in your compatible air sign Gemini, is in an intense debate with visionary Neptune in Pisces all week, with the kick-off scheduled for Monday. Your image-making skills are honed, and you can create great artistry or paint a rosy picture over a harsh reality.
Pisces ♓ (February 18-March 19)
Feelings can get pulled up by their roots this Monday, exposing more than you intended for others to see. Tuesday evening is tough and touchy when it comes to relationships. Venus is irritated by Saturn’s insistence on sobriety and lasting commitment in relationships. She prefers to go with the flow and so will you! Your unique ways and unusual talents for making money hit an easy come easy go attitude this week; particularly Monday and Thursday. Careful with financial decisions.
✶ Astrology Wonks
The Moon goes home to Cancer this Monday morning at 2:57 AM, PDT.
The Moon in Cancer sextiles Mars at 3:40 PM Tuesday, giving you an emotional push to take action on your intuitive hunches.
Mental Mercury is in it’s exaltation in Gemini (1:42 PM, PDT) Wednesday and in easy rapport with the Leo Moon. At 3:38 PM Wednesday afternoon the Moon catches fire in creative Leo and gives an enticing wink to Mercury. Electric.