Stuck In The Past

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Moon Photo by Bruno Scramgnon from Pexels


Friday, May 14, 2021

  • Sun in Taurus
  • Waxing New Moon in Gemini and Cancer, VOC 10:50am May 14 – 1:30am May 15 UTC
  • Prominent Planets: Moon, Mars
  • Prominent Mode: Mutable
  • Prominent Element: Earth, Air
  • Prominent Aspect: Square
  • Retrogrades: Pluto Rx, Juno Rx

It’s always a good idea to evolve because that’s what life does. But evolving along with life is not always an easy process, and some people cling to the past with a death grip.

The waxing moon is Void-of-Course all day today, which is usually best for sticking to the usual routine or doing quiet projects or staying comfortable at home.

Endeavors started during a stagnant moon may not work out as intended….

It may be very tempting today, however, to go back to old habits, behaviors, and relationships, which can derail personal progress.

Do you have a closet full of old stuff that needs a new home? Old social media posts that need to be deleted? Old relationships that have worn out their welcome?

Today is best for clearing out the old, rather than hanging on to it.


Clean Out The Closet

May 10 – May 16, 2021

  • Monday, May 10: Mercury conjunct North Node, Moon in Taurus
  • Tuesday, May 11: New Moon in Taurus
  • Wednesday, May 12: Mercury trine Saturn, Mars sextile Uranus, Moon in Gemini
  • Thursday, May 13: Sun sextile Neptune, Jupiter in Pisces
  • Friday, May 14: No Major Aspects, VOC Moon
  • Saturday, May 15: Mercury in Retrograde Shadow, Moon in Cancer
  • Sunday, May 16: No Major Aspects

It’s a great week to clean out the closet or release the old to make room for the new.

As long as you’re in a state of flow, allowing change to happen, new inspiration can come to you – especially in the areas of communications, contracts, or personal economics.

For people with repressed individual ideas and emotions – or if you’re resisting change – this could be a very anxious week. To mitigate anxiety, consider a meditation practice that allows you to ‘let it all go‘ and allow life to happen.

Avoid talking too much – especially about celebrity gossip or rambling about your life dream – as empty chatter can distract you from buried thoughts or feelings in need of attention – and only creates more anxiety. Also watch for trying to bond with old securities, especially childhood friends, therapists, family, or home life once the Moon is in Cancer. It’s the time for beautiful change.

Allow something beautiful to show up in your life ORGANICALLY, even if you aren’t quite ready for it.

If you can let the old life drift away, accept the new, and stay focused on self-expression through a creative project… it can be a fun, exciting week.

The whole month is full of change. If you finalized any new decisions last month – which require you to step out of your comfort zone into something new – this resolve can carry you through the chaos of the upcoming eclipses. STAY RESOLVED and roadblocks/obstacles will disperse early July.


May 2021

Let Change Happen

Life changes (which began around the time of the Aries New Moon) speed up during the month of May. These are beneficial shifts happening and overall, it’s a smooth-flowing month.

ENERGIES LIGHTEN UP this month, as planets transition into Gemini.

But resistance to change can create unnecessary stress, anxiety, or panic for some people.

There’s no need to fret if you stay in flow with life’s natural, beautiful change of seasons. It may not be easy, but there are plenty of benefits if you can relax and allow organic change to take place in your life.

Growing tension from this year’s Saturn Uranus square may feel like WANTING change but RESISTING change at the same time.

You can utilize this vital energy pattern by doing the usual operations but in a new, inspired, more authentic way. Aslo, take change SLOW in order to avoid harsh reality checks along the way.

With major planets aspecting Neptune throughout the month, watch for tendencies of escapism. If you deny the need (and desire) for change, or try to ignore changes occurring… resistance can result in missed opportunities or missing out on favorable events.

Mercury retrograde at the end of the month can play out in mental anguish or frustration concerning plans and contracts or those aforementioned reality checks due to escaping with “coping mechanisms” or delusions of fantasy.

Generally, it’s best to have contracts finalized before May 20, then stay low key until Mercury is direct around the end of June. If anxiety is an issue, consider committing to a strenuous daily workout or daily work routine, and/or a serious meditation practice.

Overall, it’s a good idea to stay clear and focused, but also relaxed. Allow life to shift and life will work out just fine. If you can stay in the game (instead of checking out) and go with the flow, you’ll be glad you did!



Conscious Choices and Life Changes

After the year 2020 uprooted foundations and outdated material securities, 2021 is the year for exciting change, especially as it might concern your career or relocating to a new home. Multiple new beginnings and new cycles present opportunities for major structural change.

Final choices made by the end of the year establishes new life experiences for the long term – so choose wisely. You might not know exactly what’s ahead but that’s okay. Dare to follow your true heart and enjoy exciting new opportunities that come your way.