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This week’s headline items: Mercury’s Shadow phase ends early Monday. Pluto’s Station phase finally ends on Tuesday, though Pluto continues in retrograde motion until October; the first Quarter Moon in Leo becomes exact Wednesday morning; Mercury changes signs, moving from Aries to Taurus on Wednesday afternoon; Mars and the North Node align in Aries late Sunday evening.


There will be four Moon Void of Course (VoC) phases this week, one of them unusually long: Monday early morning (for almost 1.5 hours), Wednesday early afternoon (almost 5 hours), Saturday early morning (a little over 1 hour), and Sunday late morning (almost 31 hours).


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Now, this week’s Forecast…


Monday, May 13th

Monday is a big day (astrologically speaking). The Moon remains in protective, nurturing Cancer until 6:36am EDT. With this Moon placement, we are more sensitive to what people say, and our feelings are thus more easily hurt — so be kind to yourself and others. Self-care is key!

Emotional safety is also important to us; we like connecting to the familiar and enjoy nurturing ourselves and others — home and family call to us, for instance.

Make sure, though, that your glass is filled before letting others drink from it, or you might start to feel drained and resentful.

Monday around 4:19am EDT, Mercury ends its post-Shadow phase, as it reaches 27º11′ of Aries.

As you may recall, 2.5 weeks ago, on April 25th, when Mercury ended its Retrograde phase, I mentioned the Mercury Shadow phases as well: If you want to buy, sell, or ship big-ticket items, it’s best to avoid the periods shortly before Mercury goes retrograde and after Mercury goes direct.

This is especially true if the items are connected to transportation (cars, plane tickets, etc.) or communication (phone, computer, iPad, etc.)

The good news is the Shadow phase ends today (Monday). This means that we can finally go ahead and book those plane tickets — or buy that new car or iPhone (or anything else communication- or transportation-related).

We can also more easily take in new information, so teaching, sharing, and learning will be more effective. Click here to read my blog on the subject.

Monday early morning at 5:13am EDT, we enter a brief Moon VoC that will last for almost 1.5 hours, until 6:36am EDT. Use this intuitive time to be in a state of “flow” and emotional connection to others; spiritual and creative endeavors are favored at this time.

As always with a Moon VoC, as best as you can, don’t start anything brand-new, stick to routine things, or simply go with the flow. You may also want to plan Monday early morning ahead of time.

Monday early morning, a Sun/Uranus alignment in 22 degrees of Taurus becomes exact at 5:14am EDT. We started to feel this aspect build from Friday morning (May 10th) on; it will remain strong until Thursday morning (May 16th). This alignment brings confidence and a desire to connect with others through a common cause or similar values.

This is an invitation to radically revise our relationship to the physical plane — from a major reassessment of our core values and sense of worth to how we deal with our money, resources, and the beautiful planet on which we live.

A spiritual shift and a shift in our thinking and perceiving are required — individually speaking and on a collective level! We may have sudden insights into the value of our friendships or networks and how they connect us to a bigger vision.

We seek to move to the next level on the physical plane and must strategize and collaborate with others.

Ask yourself: Where would a new mindset help? What needs to be shaken up? Where do I need to think outside the box and try something radically different?

How might my body inform that shift? How might the planet itself be my guide to shifting my perspectives? My physical frequency?

We are also asked to connect to the unusual. Our creative core is awakened: We feel compelled to express ourselves in unique (or at least unconventional) ways.

Our consciousness expands, and we are receptive to new ways of thinking, doing, and living — this increased openness to all that is enjoyable and different may bring unexpected opportunities.

Uranus symbolizes the desire for freedom, equality, and progress. Uranus in Taurus aligned with the Sun asks us to break away from whatever keeps us from honoring ourselves.

It’s time to develop some awareness: What’s mine? What isn’t? What if it were ok to have a different outlook from others? What about different values?

One thing to remember: Keeping the heart and mind open could make a big difference to the experience of this alignment.

Do you have your Ascendant, Career Point (or personal planets) in 19-25 degrees of Taurus, Scorpio, Leo, or Aquarius? If so, you will be more affected by this alignment. This is also true for those of us who have our Ascendant or Sun-sign in Leo or Aquarius (the Sun rules Leo; Uranus is the ruler of Aquarius)

Monday at 6:36am EDT, the Moon moves into fun and attention-loving Leo, where it will journey until Wednesday early evening. We may lack objectivity and struggle with backing down or compromising. We all love to be admired — or at the very least acknowledged — for our greatness …

So hand out some compliments — let people know how proud you are of them, and tell them how much you love them. Come from the heart in this and all other things… be honest and authentic as best you can.

Fun, games and romance are a big part of this energy as well. You might also enjoy spending time with little ones.

If there are no “outer children” around, how about getting in touch with your “inner child” — it’s definitely easier for the next two-and-a-half days.

What are you most grateful for today? What would be heaps and heaps of fun? What would be so much fun, you let out a tiny squeak, just thinking of it?

This Moon placement also starts the build-up towards the upcoming first Quarter Moon (exact on Wednesday morning).

Monday afternoon, an opportune Venus/Saturn aspect becomes exact at 3:45pm EDT. We started to feel this aspect build from Saturday evening (May 11th) on; it will remain strong until Wednesday early morning (May 15th). This aspect gives us an opportunity to bring a sense of realism to our relationships, values, and financial affairs: we are more able to see what really needs to be dealt with in those areas and take responsibility for our handling of them.

We have a chance to combine a physical enjoyment of life with heart-centered realism and maturity. Remember: an opportunity is not automatically given to us; we have to “take” it.

On a financial level, we have an opportunity to see more clearly when and how we might make long-term investments.

There’s no need to rush anything — instead, tune into your intuitive side and think things through carefully and responsibly — do your “due diligence” and stay open-hearted.

Do you have your Ascendant, Career Point (or personal planets) in 15-20 degrees of Taurus, PiscesCancer, or Capricorn? If so, you will be more aware of this opportunity. This is also true for those of us who have our Ascendant or Sun-sign in Taurus, Libra, or Capricorn (Venus is the ruler of Taurus and Libra; Saturn is the ruler of Capricorn). 

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