Today, as I take a breather from the truly wild emotional roller coaster I seem to be riding, I had to share with you my dear friend Marty’s latest art activism project. Marty is the least political person I know but the most effective art activist. Each project her voice rings true as proponent of LOVE through ART to raise the vibration and keep it going. Before the HEART project she was yarn bombing trees in the wee hours in the Pacific NorthWest then decorating poles and lampposts in Boulder (surprise!) and now she is outside Palm Springs in the wild wind desert on the road to Joshua Tree where she is managing her heart project. She and a few of her students have been knitting tiny hearts and then, when people are snoozing, hang them on doorknobs and car handles. Kind of like if the Easter Bunny and the St. Valentine cherub had a LOVE child that would be Marty and her minions.
The energies of change, of shift, of movement are coming in very strongly now coinciding with the retrograde slow down of so many planets all at once. The movement is internal and that’s why the energies feel intensified – retrograde planets call for deep, internal work in the areas of your life where they are working their juju. And what juju it is!
Venus turned retrograde May 12 at 21 degrees Gemini
Jupiter turns retrograde May 14 at 27 degrees Capricorn
Saturn turns retrograde today, May 13, at 1 degrees Aquarius
Pluto is already moving retrograde at 24 degrees Capricorn.
That is quite a line-up of focused intention on long-term changes related to how we think, what we value, and
how we can expand into the next iteration of our new selves.
Where these planets fall in your birth chart will show you exactly where you will be working these energies in your life, where your BIG re-birthing is occurring. The theme of our times is:
are you willing to show up as the truth of who you are?
What’s happening in the cosmos this week?
The Sun is moving through the last degrees of Taurus, entering Gemini on May 21.
The Moon is moving through Aquarius and Pisces and then into Aries.You could be feeling detached and then deeply emotional and then get a new wind to take a risk, move forward with courage.
Mercury is moving through the early degrees of Gemini. Your mind will be super-activated. You could jump quickly from one idea to another, Let all ideas come through. You can decide later which, if any, you will follow. Stay fluid and adaptable. Entertain all options.
Venus turned retrograde on May 12 at 21 degrees Gemini. Venus will be in Gemini through July. Feed your Venus stimulating stories, ideas, new things to read and watch. Boredom is way tedious for Gemini so keep yourself busy. And don’t forget to stay grounded as your mind takes off on flights of fancy and delight.
Mars enters Pisces May14. You could get excited about many things but lack the umph to make it all happen. Likewise you could tap into deeply held fantasies and dreams and formulate plans that fulfill your deepest desires. if you can remember your dreams look for emotional patterns that will help direct your choices.
Jupiter turns retrograde at 27 degrees Capricorn on May 14. More focused energy on shifting and expanding into what will ultimately be best for you.
Saturn turned retrograde on May 11 at 1 degree Aquarius. Way more focused energy on liberating form and structure to set the foundation for the right kind of change for you. No matter how hard to hold on to old forms, if they no longer fit you will release them. Don’t resist! Let fall away what needs to fall away.
Uranus is at 7 degrees Taurus, busy bringing new, liberating breakthroughs to your values and priorities.
Neptune is at 20 degrees Pisces continuing to support the dreamtime and meditation.
Pluto is retrograde at 24 degrees Capricorn. Shifts in the big picture system changes and upgrades are happening. You are well aware of that. How these will affect you can be seen in your chart!