Horoscope for the week of 5.15 - 5.21 + oracle card for each sign || when unsure, follow the path of
Hello there darlings! I hope your weekend is treating you like a gentleman. During the week, the North Node moved into Leo encouraging us to focus on what makes our heart sing regardless of what others have to say about it. Sometimes there is a method to following the way things feel and leaning into the relationships and the environments that allow you to self-express. This North Node is setting us up for a weekend with some manifestation power as Saturn is on top of the moon at 26 Sagittarius, on top of the Galactic Center, all making a grand trine with Mercury and Uranus in Aries. We'll be coming into the week of May 15th a little lighter, especially after we released some stuff that wasn't serving us during the Scorpio full moon. If you cried your eyes out, you did it right.
Mercury and Venus both leave their shadow phases from their recent retrograde station, which means that matters involving communications, contracts, purchases, cars, love relationships, friendships, romance, pleasure and money get the green light. Jupiter continues retrograde in Libra during a time where we are very much focused on carving out a space for our individuality, indicating that if someone can't handle us exactly as we are, they get the boot (or they'll just leave). Saturn moving retrograde in Sagittarius is on the Galactic Center at 26 degrees. The following is an excerpt from the book "Inside Degrees" by Elias Longsdale regarding the 26 degree of Sag:
SAGITTARIUS 26 Climbing the steps of the pyramid of the sun. Classical Maya civilization reenacted in fresh forms. Always having the Greater Sun beating down, always aware of the vaster picture. You tap a sensibility that is profound and extraordinary, the greater Gods and the human scene juxtaposed mightily. In tune with progressive evolutionary currents, you work very hard to reinstate the sacred upon the next spiral. Tuned in to what is really happening here. An expanded space for dreaming, remembering, conceiving, visualizing, and creating. Absolutely knowing that the galactic forces are integral to every breath, and moving toward true galactic citizenship with a passion.
This means that our higher Selves are working for us right now. Saturn has already been here once before its retrograde station and will come over it again after it turns direct in a few months. It's important to stay connected to the signs and synchronicities in your environment as well as gut feelings and dreams, because there will be times where you are very much awake any time the Galactic Center is involved.
Pluto continues to move retrograde in Capricorn, allowing us to think about our relationship to power. It's important to maintain a level of spiritual integrity as Pluto moves backwards in Capricorn and Saturn is moving backwards in Sagittarius. Both Sagittarius and Capricorn archetypally "know too much."
On Tuesday, May 16th, Mercury re-enters Taurus after its retrograde motion through Aries. Mercury in Taurus is all about using deliberate, fair speech, creativity and our value. The Moon will be conjunct Pluto in Capricorn, so this may be a day where our emotions run deep. Capricorn is a very achievement oriented sign, so there is a possibility that your work and how much you gain from it, not just monetarily, is on the brain. Pluto with the Moon can cause emotions to bubble over, so make sure that you articulate things clearly and purposefully today as any Mercury in Taurus person would do. Allow the planetary energy to work for you, rather than against you.
Wednesday, May 17th is an interesting day where there may be some discrepancies or dissonance between our ego and our practical mind, where we find luck and where we confuse ourselves. The Sun in Taurus and Saturn in Sagittarius as well as Jupiter in Libra and Neptune in Pisces will be making quincunx aspects, which is an aspect of 150 degrees that interferes with these planets and luminaries seeing each other. The Sun in Taurus wants to follow a more material route to happiness while Saturn in Sagittarius in a way has been calling for us to release our grip on material possessions. Jupiter in Libra wants to spend time with loved ones and be endlessly comforted by their presence, but Neptune in Pisces as a long-term influence has us feeling more like we want to be alone so that we can connect to everything beyond. The Moon is also going to move into Aquarius, giving us a more detached perspective emotionally. No one can tell you how to spend your day today, this requires looking inside yourself and using that inquiry to then decide what you do and how you act.
On Thursday, May 18th, the Sun in Taurus will be making a gentle sextile aspect to Chiron in Pisces. This is a day where it is really good to connect to nature and to the divine to help sort through some internal wounds. Do something that involves releasing tension in your body, quiet the mind and see where you could use a little bit of healing. The Moon in Aquarius will be with the South Node, so be sure that you aren't acting out of a place of asleep-ness and you look at things from the past that you still have to let go of. A great day to get a massage or reiki, to spend time with children (little lightbearers) and to allow yourself to receive.
Friday things get a little busy! Mars in Gemini will be making a quincunx aspect (anyone else noticing a pattern?) with Pluto in Capricorn. It's possible to get thrown off our path today with obstacles, especially if we are trying to do too much. Mars in Gemini is really causing us to want to scatter ourselves about in different ways and Pluto in Capricorn really requires we be deliberate and steady in our efforts so that we don't make any careless errors or have any needless accidents. The Sun in Taurus will be making a contentious square aspect to the North Node in Leo, which means that we may be balancing all of these different Mars in Gemini projects to receive more money, and in doing this we may be shutting our heart off. If you can help it, at work or at play, connect to your heart. You will hear me or see me say this a million and one times in the next year and a half for a reason, connect to your heart and all will fall into place.
Also on Friday, Venus in Aries will be opposing Jupiter in Libra. Venus is a relationship-oriented planet and Aries is a self-oriented sign, so this is going to be an interesting day for relationships and relating. This is a day to set your own terms, make your own boundaries and make decisions for yourself and what is best for you, not necessarily to move wherever the tide brings you romantically. The Moon will move into Pisces, so that may be the natural tendency. It is fine to allow yourself to unravel on your own and to even show that to another person, but what is not going to be fine is leading someone on or not properly communicating where you are with those around you.
On Saturday, May 20th, the Sun will move into Gemini! Hug all of the Gemini's that are close to you and know that if you ever hate a Gemini dense person it's because they are reflecting what you hate about yourself. Gemini's get the most flack and I'd just like to set the record straight on that. Gemini season is a time to get out of your house, go into your neighborhood and have conversations with those around you. To ask them questions and remember what they tell you and then bring it up the next time they see you. It's a great time to work on learning new subjects and writing everything down. The Moon will pass over Chiron today, so if you need a good cry, take it.
On Sunday, May 21, be sure that what you are feeling is really authentic and coming from a real source rather than a delusional thought process as the Neptune-ruled moon in Pisces comes over Neptune.
I'll be using my Energy Oracle Deck from Sandra Anne Taylor to choose a card for each of the signs. It's important to look at your sun, moon and rising sign for a more complete picture. If it doesn't resonate, you only have to accept into your heart what resonates with you. No forcing. For a personal and private reading from me, e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org <3
"Sometimes the force of habit keeps you stuck and unaware of potentially healthier and happier choices at hand. Yet every moment gives you the option to open a different door and take a different course - whether it's in your thoughts, behaviors or major life decisions. Unlike the Indecision card, which indicates confusion and vascillation about which course to take, the Adjacent Possibilities card is here to tell you that you have many options, and it's time to take a wider look at things. As you consider the many life choices available, you'll feel more and more empowered and motivated to make the decisions that bring happiness, strength and forward motion. Int terms of your goals, this card could indicate unknown and previously unconsidered ideas. Perhaps there's a marketing tool you haven't thought of, a connection you haven't tapped, or even an entirely different direction that would be more suited for you. Be conscious, be aware and be flexible and willing to take new and different action now."
Angel of Strength (reversed)
"This card reversed indicates that you are not perceiving the truth of your own power - perhaps you're seeing yourself as weak or ineffectual. The situation you find yourself in may seem overwhelming, but you absolutely do have the strength to see it through to a successful outcome. Don't fall into any old patterns of giving your power away. When you let others define you or make decisions on your behalf, you take yourself out of the picture of your own destiny creation. Meditate on the brilliant, vibrating light of this angel and recall the eternal power that surges through your life. It's time to take back control!"
Door to Spirit
" This door opens onto the expansive energetic realm where all new beginnings originate. The orbs of light are guiding you through the clouds of the earthly world, leading you to a deeper understanding of your eternal identity- the source of all true value and power. This door opens onto truly unlimited potential, for the changes that happen here reach deep into the core of your being. As such, this card often heralds your increasing powers in the spiritual arts and a deepening connection with the spirit world. Don't be surprised if you find yourself becoming more intuitive, more aware of Spirit's presence, or more powerful in your own healing practices. Now is the time to open up to the unexpected guidance and inspiration of spirit and to the magic and power of your true identity."
Caring Connections (reversed)
"This card signals a break in communication or a parting of the ways for two people. Whether romantic, social or business, the present connection seems to be at (or close to) an end. If this is the case, consider what healthy action needs to be taken. As difficult as a parting may be, it can often lead to bigger and better things. Keep in mind both the logistical and emotional aspects of leaving this connection behind. Make plans; vent your feelings. Always remember, with every ending, a new beginning is at hand."
All Tied Up "This card shows a woman tied up with vines around her wrists, body and arms. Receiving this card upright represents a situation in your life where things seem to be severely stuck. A major drama may be going on around you, stopping you from moving forward. Or it may be that some technicalities are blocking your way - perhaps your waiting for a contract to be signed or an agreement to be made. Whatever is holding things up, the restrictions may be feeling quite oppressive at this time. If this isn't technically the case for you, what's tying up is your own personal stuff. Look at your life and see how you can be your own jailor. Are you tying yourself up in some emotional angst- or a negative habit that you refuse to deal with? If so, it's time to cut the vines and make some serious changes now. You needn't live in your self-imposed jail any longer.
"This card represents energetic life cycles, and its purpose is to help you identify the particular cyclic energy moving into or out of your experience. In its upright position, it heralds a yin cycle, where most of the action seems to be happening underneath the surface of things. This is a time of great receptivity, intuition and gestation. External circumstances may be forcing you to go within and examine present activity. It's an especially good time for completion, so wrap things up. Yin cycles often call you to be passive, yielding and reflective, so open up to these sides of your nature. Being more than acting is the intention here.
Door to Value
"This card shows a door with a gold coin on it, opening to a place that's filled with light and bright potential. Money, coins and jewels fly toward you through the open door, revealing a golden city beyond. All of this points to the potential for exciting new beginnings where work or money are concerned. Perhaps a new opportunity is totally unexpected, or perhaps it's something you've been working towards for quite a while. Either way, keep your eyes open for this new beginning to appear in your life. Know that anything you value may be open to you now. Remain conscious and creative, and get ready to step through the door."
Man Holding a Heart
"This tender man sits with flowers all around, holding a heart in his hand. For a man, this signals greater clarity about your emotions and their purpose in your life. There could be a more balanced approach to family and love at this time - even if these have been confusing experiences for you in the past. For some, this card upright could signal the presence of a new man in your life, one who tends to be more thoughtful and aware. Whether or not this man is a love interest or a friend, he brings a high intention to help where personal projects, family or home issues are concerned."
Woman Holding a Coin (reversed)
"This card reversed could indicate that you're feeling unsure or fearful around finances or some health issue. It could also reveal a lack of value for yourself and your own life. Pointing to someone else, when this card comes in reversed, it shows a woman who may be reducing your own money or simply does not have your best interest in regards to your financial affairs. It could be someone who devalues or criticizes you, or causes you to doubt your own value. It could even be that the harmful energies of a woman from the past are still influencing you today. Be aware that you don't have to let anyone else's negative vibration influence you at any time. Release any toxic connection and know that you are free to define yourself no matter what."
"Action is the accelerant that ignites your desires, but when this card is reversed, you may find that something is missing in your determination or your follow-through. Perhaps you've been engaging in more wishful thinking than in any consistent effort. Or perhaps you need to make some adjustments in what you're paying attention to. Create a structured plan, then make sure you take daily action. This will move you closer to your goals. Be flexible, yet persistent - and ever conscious of your ability to act on your own behalf."
First Chakra, Archangel Michael
"Michael holds a beautiful globe of red energy at the first chakra, which is located at the base of the spine. This is the place where your sense of stability and security is stored. When this card is upright, it reveals that your energy is flowing freely regarding these issues. Even if you've had problems with feeling secure in the past, these challenges are beginning to be resolved at this tie. Archangel Michael is with you, bringing you strength and personal stability. You are capable of taking action and moving forward on your path, so allow yourself to feel increasing faith in your own power and security now and always."
"Receiving this card reversed puts you on notice that the deceit of the past is over or about to end. Perhaps some enmity at work is being dissolved, or perhaps a more open communication has developed in your personal life. Be assured that the negative and dishonest energy is on its way out; and take advantage of a new, peaceful and open environment, one where you will be able to forge more success in greater comfort. On a deeper level, this card reversed is telling you that the period of self-deceit is over. You are now ready to see the abiding truth of your own value, power and deserving. It may take continued effort, but your honesty with yourself regarding these truths will bring even greater value into your life."