Thursday, May 19: The sun and Pluto are in harmony, bringing tons of willpower. And because the sun is in Taurus and Pluto is in Capricorn, it may also bring tons of “won’t power.” Mercury, retrograde in Gemini, is given energy by way of Jupiter so look for an eye-opening review of what we think are the “facts.” It was May 19, 1780, around noon that total darkness enveloped New England. The cause was forest fires in Canada.
Friday, May 20: At 9:22 tonight, the sun leaves Taurus and enters Gemini. This is that time of the year to be a bit more Gemini – to be open-minded, curious and cross-pollinate ideas, reflections and insights. Amelia Earhart became the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic on May 20, 1932.
Saturday, May 21: Yesterday the sun entered Gemini. Today it conjuncts Mercury retrograde. Sun-Mercury conjunctions (when Mercury is retrograde) mark the beginning of a new Mercury cycle. This particular Mercury cycle happens at zero degrees Gemini. Zero degrees of any sign is a very powerful degree, because it carries a raw, new beginning energy. And zero degrees Gemini is perhaps the most important degree for Mercury since that planet rules Gemini. If you have any Mercury projects in mind (writing, learning or trips), this is a truly remarkable celestial opportunity to put them into motion. Professional soccer is 118 years old today, having formed in Paris as FIFA on May 21, 1904.
Sunday, May 22: Two things today. One, it’s the third-quarter moon in Pisces – time to review things happening over the past three weeks and see what can be done to catch up or revise. And two, Mercury retrograde moves out of Gemini and back into Taurus – a good time to review ideas from earlier this month or enjoy a change of direction when a “no” is now a “go.” Novak Djokovic celebrates 35 years today, without COVID vaccines and without furthering his (so far) 12 tennis singles Grand Slam championships.
Monday, May 23: Help is on the way, especially on the work and health fronts. Happy birthday to the Northwest Mounted Police, formed on May 23, 1873. The organization didn’t get the “Royal” designation until 1904.
Tuesday, May 24: Mars Enters Aries, the sign of his domicile. If you’ve been feeling a bit sluggish in the last few weeks when Mars was in Pisces, this will now change. In Aries, Mars does what he knows best: he takes action. When Mars is in other signs, we always find reasons not to take action. Mars in Taurus? “It takes too long.” Mars in Gemini? “I can’t focus.” Mars in Cancer? “What if it hurts other people’s feelings?” Mars in Leo?” What if I make a fool of myself?” Mars in Virgo? “What if it’s not perfect?” When Mars is in Aries, there are no more excuses. The last time this occurred was July-December 2020. Back in 2020 Mars was retrograde, this time, Mars is almost at its highest speed, so it will get things done quickly. Nobel Prize winner, singer/songwriter Robert Zimmerman, aka Bob Dylan, is now 81.
Wednesday, May 25: This oughta be interesting. The moon and Mars are both in “tell it like it is” Aries. Mercury is in Taurus, retrograde and today connecting to secretive Pluto in serious Capricorn. That’s interesting. (Like a boxing match.) Wayne Campbell, aka Scarborough's Mike Myers, turns 59 today. His credits include “Saturday Night Live,” “Wayne’s World” and “Inglorious Basterds.”
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