Mercury the planet of communication moves into Cancer on 29 May 2020 and will stay in this sign for a longer amount of time due to it going retrograde in June. I am looking forward to the pace of my mind calming down personally and exiting the scattered Gemini vibes. Our minds will become nostalgic and emotional. We will be drawn to our past and likely wanting to spend time with people from our past. Due to the past being on our mind, this will cause forward thinking and planning to be impossible due to worry of the unknown. You may find yourself over analyzing situations especially when things are going wrong. If this happens, look to ways to express yourself either through writing or telling stories in order to channel the energy in a more positive light. If you do not channel it then you will likely become more depressed and want to eat through your emotions. Take the time to nurture yourself with cups of tea and taking a bath. Allow the emotions to flow, even if that means having a good cry. It is a great time to read books or watch movies to do with history as it is a time to remember our past. Do not worry yourself silly if you find yourself changing your mind, as your emotions are likely to be your driving force at this time. We will be thinking with our senses more than logic. Family and cooking will be themes you will enjoy with this stay. Look to your chart where Cancer rules to get a better idea where your mind will be focusing for the next 6 weeks.
Monday 21 May 2020 we have the Sun moving into Gemini which will fasten the pace again. The energy becomes a lot more dynamic, chatty, indecisive, scattered, the need for change and fun times to be had. This is the sign out of the zodiac that finds it essential to pursue several courses of action at once having fingers in many pies. Our need to express and communicate on all levels will be heightened whether that is on social media, socializing in person or writing. We will desire intellectual discussions or anything that increases our mental stimulation. It is a great time to get out and about socialising, spending time with siblings and going on a short trip to change up the scenery. It can cause very nervous energy, therefore, keep an eye on scattering yourself too thin and turn to things like yoga, walking or meditation to calm the overactive mind. It is also a great time to take up a new subject to learn as our natural craving around this time is to expand our knowledge. We have a New Moon in Gemini on 23 May 2020 at 1.48am NZT. During a New Moon, the side of the moon that remains invisible to us here on Earth is being illuminated by the Sun. Therefore our own ‘invisible’ side, our inner feelings, emotions and desires are also being illuminated during a New Moon. During this illumination, we are given a window of opportunity to start a fresh, let go of the energy of the previous cycle and set our intentions, dreams & inner-most desires into conscious action. The New Moon is a great time to set your intentions, write down goals or begin new projects for the forthcoming cycle. Consider sitting in ceremony or personal meditation and affirming to the Universe your intentions & inner-most heartfelt desires for the cycle. The fact this New Moon is in Gemini indicates a time to let go of recurring habits to do with how we communicate to ourselves and to others and look for new ways or new perspectives in how we can change this for the better. What stories are you still carrying around in your mind that do not serve yourself? There will be an upswing in energy with new ideas popping into your mind, feeling the urge to talk and communicate your ideas and opinions with anyone and everyone. I think this is a time to consciously watch what we say to ourselves and others instead of falling into the less desirable energy of Gemini which is gossip and believing all the false stories in our minds! The Moon will be trining Saturn which indicates we have committment and perserverance to work on our ideas and our mind. Its a great time comming out of lockdown to committ to your mental health under this Gemini energy. Look to your natal chart to the house ruled by Gemini to get a better idea where you are focusing on the next month. Please reach out to me if you need your chart done or have any other questions.
Mercury the planet of communication leaves patient Taurus and enters into gossiping
Gemini on 12 May 2020. Mercury is the planet that rules how we think, how we communicate our ideas and how we logically go about our daily responsibilities. With Mercury entering this position for the 3 weeks you will find your thoughts really start to speed up with ideas popping up all over the show. Because your mind will be on a treadmill you may find yourself wanting to read more and learn more. You will have the urge to talk and communicate your ideas and opinions with anyone and everyone. Watch yourself talking too much as the Gemini buzz loves to gossip! Mercury in Gemini makes us extremely witty and quick with retaliation. You will find your daily lives get a lot busier with people calling, texting, and arranging for more catch ups than usual (any excuse to socialize!!!). Your day to day routine will completely lose flow as you will find yourself wanting to multitask and change up your routine to keep yourself stimulated. In fact, going on a short outing will be exactly what you are craving as this energy makes us want to change up our scenery and do something different. For a more specific idea on where you will find your thoughts dominating over the next 3 weeks look to the house where Gemini rules.
Mars enters Pisces on 13 May 2020 NZT.
Mars is the planet that represents our drive and motivation. We have had Mars in Aquarius for the last 6 weeks which has bought up issues to do with equality, how we are treated and the global consciousness. Mars in Pisces for the next 6 week stay is a great time to channel your emotional energy into creative pursuits like photography, music, poetry and being romantic. It is a great time to get into yoga and meditation as we are more eager to connect with our higher self. It can be a very emotional time, therefore it is important to channel emotions constructively. We are more open to heal wounded parts of ourselves with Mars’ influence as the past will be stirred up. The flip side to this energy can make people turn to addiction and substance abuse if you do not channel this energy more positively. Energy levels won’t be overly high, however water sports are highly favoured (surfing, swimming, kayaking). Pisces is a sign of no boundaries and the unseen. Astrologers would be suggesting this will spread the virus more…Take good care of yourself and take the time to retreat and connect to the more spiritual parts of yourself.
Venus in Gemini is turning retrograde
(backwards) on 13 May 2020. Venus rules everything to do with love, relationships, money, your talents and values. Venus going retrograde will affect us collectively starting from 13 May 2020 25 June 2020. The common themes that will occur over this time frame include evaluating your love to yourself and values…are you giving so much love and energy to your partners and friends and not enough to yourself? Are you receiving the same amount of effort back as you put into all of your relationships? If not, you will see clearly where there is a breakdown. After all, relationships should be balanced with equal energy and love being put in from both sides. Our most important relationship is with ourselves, so Venus again is asking you to take a good look at how well you love and look after yourself. Another common theme that occurs over this time period is past lovers appear. A lot of the time it is to finish off karma. Other times it is to reconcile but my advice is to wait for Venus to go direct if this is what happens. The same goes for buying new clothes or valuables. If you can wait until Venus goes direct again it is encouraged, as we often change our minds when Venus goes direct – you may find yourself asking yourself why on earth you bought it! Venus is dragging us back to help clarify what our deepest desires are. This is a time that Venus shows us where we have doubts in ourselves and where we need to work on more self-love and more self-assurance. We will be transformed with this transit to bring clearer communication in our relationships. People will be very sensitive over this period, so be kind in how you communicate your feelings.
We have the North Node entering Gemini and South Node entering Sagittarius on May 5, 2020, and changing out of the North Node in Cancer and South Node in Capricorn. The Nodes change roughly every 1.5 years. The North Node represents where we are striving to achieve more balance in our life….. so, for example, in the last 1.5 years we have collectively been aiming to achieve emotional fulfilment in our environments, including our closest relationships, workplace, and with our family. This, of course, has meant a lot of endings to bring in the more emotionally fulfilling connections and environments. What we were moving away from was being in connections or environments for the sake of them and a false sense of security. The security we have found over the last 1.5 years has been more enriching to our inner worlds. Every time the Nodes change we are always learning to move away from the South Node (which is where we have habits and where we feel safe) and learning to move out of our comfort zone into the North Node area. You know this is happening when you are stepping away from what you already know and you are learning more about yourself (and this is where the magic happens!!). Collectively this transit for the next 1.5 years will be encouraging us to communicate a lot more, study courses, get more in touch with our immediate environments/communities, and nurture our sibling relationships or those people who feel like our siblings. We will be ‘fact-checking’ a lot more, wanting to hear both sides to situations a lot more to find the truth in matters. Our day to day living will be full of communication in all forms, perhaps we will see an increase in new gadgets and devices becoming available. Our minds will be highly curious about everyone else’s business. Watch out for becoming the town gossip! Our minds will be overloaded with information therefore mental health and understanding the psychology of our minds will become important to look after. As the South Node is moving into Sagittarius, we will be moving away from self-righteous beliefs and moving more towards listening to people and what they have to say. Long-distance travel is ruled by Sagittarius therefore as we can already see with world border restrictions, the next 1.5 years is suggesting more time be spent in our local environments as opposed to long-distance travel. From an astrological perspective, we would suggest after that period the restriction will be far less. We will be moving into a time where we don’t rely as much on our intuition and rather have facts to back up our decision making. It is a time where we are rebuilding our communities and supporting more locally as opposed to spending a lot of energy and resources on other cultures and countries. It depends where the Nodes are transiting your chart to get a better idea of how you are being after for the next 1.5-year chapter.
We have a Full Moon in Scorpio happening on 7 May 2019 NZT. Themes of Scorpio are to do with finances, sexuality, transformation, taboo subjects and death. We really feel on a primal level what our desires are, so pay attention. It is a great time to allow the inner demons to come up and release all the doubt and negativity that hangs around inside. Issues from the past or subconscious issues may be cropping up because you have suppressed these emotions (take note of your dreams also as this can be a sign of what is hanging around your subconscious). When we don’t accept all parts of ourselves (i.e. the parts we feel ashamed of and judge) they start to rule us…this is where you need to take an internal stand and take the power back by firstly embracing the good, bad and ugly. The more higher vibrations of Scorpio energy are transformation and changing (like the snake shedding its skin). You know you are in the more lower vibrations if you are feeling paranoid or acting out in manipulative ways. Look to your natal chart to the house ruled by Scorpio to see where deep fears and transformation needs to be addressed. The full moon will be making an ‘opposition’ with Mercury which means you may be trying very hard to make rational sense out of emotions. Learn to sit with the deeper feelings rather than over analyze. Another aspect the Moon will be making is a ‘trine’ to Neptune. Think of this as a spiritual cleanse of all subconscious emotions. This can relate back to past lives therefore do not overthink such emotions but welcome them to be felt and listened to. Take the time to be gentle with yourself and spend some quality time alone. That will allow the emotions to raise with ease and help you to not sting anyone who gets to close under the Scorpio influence. Writing, listening to music, having a nice bath or channeling your creativity into something will help with this release also.
We have Mercury the planet of communication moving into Taurus on 28 April 2020. Our thought patterns will slow down substantially from the Aries pace. We will be thinking more methodically, resourcefully and have a lot more patience to get things done. As grounded as this placement is – once the bull gets fired up it will blow, so I suggest not pushing the limits too far when communicating your own thoughts. This placement has the potential for us to get very fixed and stubborn when getting our point across – the best way to use this is to focus on one project as it will give you the endurance to follow through. Our thoughts will be drawn to things like cooking, indulging in rich foods, gardening, shopping, wining and dining and just wanting to be doing anything that serves comfort for ourselves. Relationships will also continue to be a strong theme on our mind along with our values and how we earn our money. Mercury will meet up with Uranus in the first few days of entering Taurus – therefore expect the unexpected this week. You could receive some news that changes how you earn your money, however, it depends on where it is hitting your chart to know exactly you will be affected. If you want a better idea of how you will be affected with Mercury entering Taurus look to your Natal chart to the house ruled by Taurus.
We have a New Moon in Taurus happening at NZT 2.26pm 23 April 2020. Seeing as this New Moon is in an earth sign, this is a great time to set intentions for your physical reality and watch the fruits of what you have asked for appear. We will all benefit from this New Moon energy by feeling very grounded within ourselves. This Moon ‘conjuncts’ Uranus, therefore, the next month there will be the potential to tap into finding new ways of earning money, so get creative and use your talents to open new avenues of income. Collectively our values are all undergoing a massive change since Uranus entered Taurus in March 2019. This New Moon is implementing these new value changes. We are constantly evolving and changing, therefore, it is important to stop and think about what is valuable to you in this current moment. The energy around this New Moon is great to indulge in your senses with lovely food, material items (shopping) and gardening. Its the perfect time to spend time with your loved ones. Taurus New Moons always ask us to slow down and appreciate the moment. Appreciate love and beauty in its simplest forms. We will all to some extent be striving for both financial and emotional security over the next month. Take advantage of this New Moon by breaking yourself out of ruts (whether that is a habit, belief, attitude or relationship) that needs to be changed. Venus the planet that rules Taurus, sits in Gemini at the time of this New Moon, which means we are being asked to use this energy by communicating our ideas and maybe take the time to learn something new. Look to your Natal chart and the house ruled by Taurus to get a better understanding of where the energy is playing out for you.
The Sun moves into Taurus on 20 April 2019 NZT. We are now moving away from energetic and impulsive Aries into slow and patient Taurus energy, therefore, you may notice the pace of your life slow down. The Taurus month starts of with the Sun sitting next to Uranus in Taurus so there may be some unpredictable events over the next few days. For the rest of the month, you may notice yourself become more opinionated so watch for arguments, however, it is a great time to concentrate and persist on any project you have going as the bull in us will give great determination to tackle any task head-on. As a collective, the Sun in Taurus invites us all to slow down and indulge in our five senses (feel, touch, see, taste, hear) e.g. by taking a walk in nature, enjoying good quality food and drink, buying nice clothes and also nurturing our one to one relationships. You may find yourself being a lot more fixated on your finances and looking more at your values. The next month is a great time to focus on our talents, gifts and abilities and patiently persist with them.