By Bob Mulligan
This whole month is under two opposite influences. We are being forced to wait and also being encouraged to speed up. With both a Solar and Lunar Eclipse the energy is intense all month. Uranus and Pluto are making their third Square. At the same time we find Jupiter and Saturn making a Sesquiquadrate. The gods of nature are in a struggle with each other and we are caught in the middle. At the same time Venus (goddess of love) makes many aspects as she flies through Taurus and Gemini; Mercury (god of reason) is also moving at a very fast pace; both planets connect with Jupiter (king of the gods) in the sign Gemini (sign of communication). So, under the radar of the more striking national and international events, we are able to bring some balance to the mind and the emotions. The big problems remain a mystery but we are able to reconcile people, circumstances, and our own inner struggles. The real revolution begins with our own personal consciousness.
The New Moon is a Solar Eclipse at 19 degrees of Taurus on May 9th at 8:28 PM EDT. With half of the planets in earth signs the emphasis now is on our possessions. Also, we concentrate on getting practical results, and look to achieve things along a well worn path. However, there is great pressure on us to surrender the ordinary; to get things out of our way, and to clear the debris from our lives so that we can grow. Eclipses are a time of getting our dials reset. This is a moment where Mother Earth realigns herself and all of us with her as well.
The Sun enters Gemini May 20th at 5:10 PM EDT. The map for this solar month has five planets in air signs with the Sun Trining the Moon showing our desire for harmony. Venus and Mercury are together and both Sextile Uranus indicating that we use our reasoning process to overcome obstacles; pioneering insight helps us align with the larger cosmic destiny. Relationships tend to be more lighthearted; there is fun in our future. Even as a storm is brewing around us, our personal lives contain some luck and goodness. Uranus Squares Pluto for the third time right at this moment demonstrating that the revolution is alive and well. Traditional structures are continually challenged and the world stays in turbulence as a new culture is being born.
The Full Moon Eclipse is on May 25th at 4 degrees Sagittarius at 12:25 AM EDT. The Sun and Moon are Square to Neptune (god of illusion). Full Moons are the time to revise or eliminate what can’t be completed. Lunar Eclipses are the moments when this is strongest and most effective. Neptune now encourages us to review one scenario after another about our own personal future. The good news is that seeing the results beforehand allows us to switch channels in our thinking and design a new future without having to go through a series of protracted mistakes. Sometimes the road to happiness is through renunciation; we find that by giving things away, we truly own them.
From the 1st to the 5th we switch speeds several times as we try to adjust to a new tempo. The world is changing and we want to blend in with the culture. It is easy to feel alienated now but finding common ground with others through shared ideals is a way to stay buoyant.
From the 6th to the 12th is a time we are mentally stimulated yet we experience conflict. If we share thoughts with the most important people in our lives then a healthy dialogue emerges. We will change focus several times as many areas of life are up for re-appraisal.
From the 13th to the 19th the mental pressure builds as life seems to speed up and our ability to respond seems to keep slowing down. For all the excitement we are able to start some new and important relationships. This is a time of entertaining and fun interactions.
From the 20th to the 26th one explosive event follows another; we must be more inclusive in our thinking as our mental faculties are being stretched to the limit. Our old ways of solving problems fail as new methods and processes are lifting us to new heights.
From the 27th to the 31st we apply the new skills we have been learning to some old tasks. Work seems more pleasurable and there is a cohesiveness to the way that colleagues come together in order to complete projects.
1st – Wednesday – Mars Opposite Saturn, Mercury enters Taurus, Sun Trine Pluto, Mercury Contra-parallel Neptune – Both slowing down and changing directions are necessary today. We do best when we keep our eye on the immediate practical outcome for our efforts.
2nd – Thursday – Mercury Semi-square Jupiter – We have our responsibilities in front of us but there is the call of distant shores stimulating our thoughts. Sequencing our actions into small single steps allows us to make progress.
3rd – Friday – Mercury Contra-parallel Saturn, Mercury Sextile Neptune – Tall buildings can only be built on firm foundations. We have to return to our most basic procedures in order to make sure the road ahead will be smooth.
4th – Saturday – Mars Semi-square Uranus – We need to change gears in order to move to a new level of expression. Our initial impulse is to experiment with new methods in order to gain greater freedom of movement. The path is not so stable and we are happiest if we are able to embrace the interruptions and live with uncertainty.
5th – Sunday – Mercury Opposite Saturn, Mars Trine Pluto, Venus Semi-square Uranus – As one avenue forward seems to evaporate another path appears. Just because the old ways seem to be ineffective doesn’t mean they should be discarded. Patience and a little re-organization is all that is needed.
6th – Monday – Venus Sesquiquadrate Pluto, Mercury Semi-sextile Uranus - Nervous impulses can move us off our well trod path and in the midst of frustration something new can happen. Be receptive to unusual information, it may be useful later on.
7th – Tuesday – Mercury Trine Pluto, Mercury Conjunct Mars – Translating thoughts into action is a necessary step in order to feel productive and in tune with our destiny. The prompting toward intelligent action is impossible to ignore.
8th – Wednesday – Venus Contra-parallel Pluto, Mercury Parallel Mars - We take steps to improve our relationships. One step does not necessarily open a new engagement or even to a new method of connecting. Sometimes we have to make a gesture, and then wait for others to catch up.
9th – Thursday – Venus enters Gemini, Sun Semi-sextile Jupiter, the New Moon is at 19 degrees of Taurus at 8:28 PM EDT - Our impatience with the status quo can lead us into making silly decisions. Harnessing our intentions to the energy of the moment can mean waiting for the right time to act. Now is the time to be still.
10th – Friday – Mercury Semi-sextile Jupiter – Even though practical decisions seem to rule the day, spontaneous generosity builds good will and helps lift our attention beyond the mundane. There are good people in our immediate neighborhood and we don’t have to journey any distance to find new resources.
11th – Saturday – Sun Parallel Mercury, Sun Conjunct Mercury - We may feel that we are in a mental rut and a change is eminent and necessary. Responding successfully to this situation requires recognizing genuine opportunity then acting. Separating really unique offerings from fantasy as well as out and out scams requires both self knowledge and faith.
12th – Sunday – An optimistic atmosphere helps us overcome the daily sludge. Baby steps are more likely to be useful than bold leaps into the unknown.
13th – Monday – Venus Square Neptune, Mercury Semi-square Uranus, Mercury Contra-parallel Pluto, Mercury Sesquiquadrate Pluto – Don’t let fear and fantasy drive you mercilessly toward very bad decisions. Through all the turbulence there are still real openings to find unifying and practical common ground with all the parties in your life.
14th – Tuesday – We may feel squeezed between the things we feel we must do and our genuine heart’s desire. Self-examination is more valuable than action. Stay with comfortable daily routines while monitoring other people’s activity without reacting.
15th – Wednesday – Venus Quincunx Saturn, Mercury enters Gemini - Some caution is necessary when we move forward with projects that require other people’s participation or resources. Don’t write other people off but also don’t rely on them. Put on a happy face, good things are just around the corner.
16th – Thursday – Sun Semi-square Uranus, Sun Sesquiquadrate Pluto – Events beyond the normal scope of our everyday lives intrude into our world. Accepting that there are certain things we can’t alter frees us to concentrate on the circumstances where our energy makes a difference.
17th – Friday – Emotional disruption can interrupt our forward progress. If you find anger emerging that seems out of proportion to the circumstances, wait a day to look for resolution. Try channeling energy into something productive; don’t let pride stop good communications.
18th – Saturday – Mercury Square Neptune, Mercury Parallel Venus, Venus Sextile Uranus, Sun Contra-parallel Pluto, Venus Quincunx Pluto – Both mind and emotions get a good workout. There seems to be more things to do than there is time. Don’t waste the day being indecisive. Choose a course of action and then enjoy it.
19th – Sunday – Mercury Parallel Jupiter, Mars Semi-sextile Jupiter – Great ideas seem to sprout up everywhere. Put energy into your plans and try to limit your exposure to outside interference. If starting something new, get quick closure.
20th – Monday – Jupiter Sesquiquadrate Saturn, Sun enters Gemini, Uranus Square Pluto, Venus Parallel Jupiter, Mercury Quincunx Pluto, Mercury Sextile Uranus – Developmental tension can derail plans. Take corrections graciously and be willing to share rewards with others. This is a very lucky day for everyone but for some people the good fortune seems to continue unceasingly.
21st – Tuesday – Exchanging pleasantries can heal old wounds and open new pathways for future joint efforts. Aspire to do great things and others will help.
22nd – Wednesday – Optimism can give way to despair as we try to change speeds to adjust to the shifting environment. Stay with the agreed upon plans even when the going is tough.
23rd – Thursday – Getting balance now is difficult as we are tempted to either hold back from fear or overshoot the mark. Avoid forcing circumstances to move faster and just catch the wave of the moment.
24th – Friday – Mercury Conjunct Venus – This is a problem solving day. Take the time to explain your point of view and chances are good you will get an audience.
25th – Saturday – The Full Moon is at 4 degrees of Gemini/Sagittarius at 12:25 AM EDT, Mars Sesquiquadrate Pluto – Conflict emerges as a by-product of willful disregard for other’s feelings and needs. Let go of preconceptions and think inclusively.
26th – Sunday – Mercury Sesquiquadrate Saturn, Sun Square Neptune, Mars Semi-square Uranus, Venus Sesquiquadrate Saturn – We may feel that others are listening and that our feelings are being trivialized. Misunderstandings run rampant so be careful that you don’t say or do anything you will regret later. Recognize that sometimes when a door is closed we just have to wait for circumstances to change.
27th – Monday – Sun Quincunx Saturn, Mercury Conjunct Jupiter – Discharge responsibilities without exhausting yourself and then turn your attention to the new adventures that are unfolding at a rapid pace. Keen insight allows us all to make good and lasting decisions.
28th – Tuesday – Mars Contra-parallel Pluto, Venus Conjunct Jupiter – Talent, time, and energy are with us now. Correctly channeled, our energy produces real results and we experience a lift in our spirits.
29th – Wednesday – Time is limited so we have to pare back our expectations. Some tasks take longer that planned and we need to keep from being swept away by interruptions.
30th – Thursday – Mercury Semi-sextile Mars – We take one step forward and then have to wait. There is a certain amount of back and forward motion. We are able to apply our insights in an intelligent manner; the net effect is that we inch forward.
31st – Friday – Mercury enters Cancers, Mars enters Gemini – We are emotionally free from past restraints and are able to choose a new direction. We are on a new road and make final arrangements for departure.
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Friday, June 21st we will celebrate the Summer Solstice with a talk and a party.
Bob Mulligan will give a talk from 7 PM to 8 PM titled “Compassion in a Time of Drama”
Twice since the turn of the millennium our world shifted suddenly. Two more shock waves are in front of us. Tonight we look at how we use the circumstances of recent events to take our next leap forward.
From 8 PM until 10 PM we will have a party. Cost is $20. RSVP 239-261-2840.