EXPECT WINDSTORMS AND SMOKY FIRES, and probably not just on the political scene. The astrological energies switch gears this week and create some turbulence as they change. What was hidden becomes visible; what was stuck becomes unstuck. By the end of the week, we get a green light and feel the beginning of a new chapter.
Let’s be a little careful with our hearts. Feelings can easily get hurt as we straighten out misunderstandings; we may find out what’s really been bothering a friend or what’s been stewing in the mind of a truly difficult person.
The weekend begins under a brooding but fertile Scorpio moon. Some strange power dynamics bring a tendency to wrestle with our self, our conscience, or with one another as Mars challenges Pluto. We may feel frustrated by recent complications or sidetracked by unexpected adventures. Maybe our conscience is bugging us to let go of our personal agenda and get back to work, but it’s not quite time. We can put some of that frustration into our creative process and into our connections, and make the best of it for now.
The sun enters communicative Gemini today. On Saturday, the moon enters Sagittarius — the upbeat and honest sign of the traveler — and opposes the sun immediately; it’s a great day for unexpected trips. With Mercury appearing to hold still, travel may have its complications or delays, but an exploratory meander is good for the soul. We want to wander, and our feet know where they need to go. On Sunday, Mercury turns direct after three weeks retrograde, marking a turning point to get us back on track.
Early next week, a competent Capricorn moon supports our desire to refocus on the work of our next chapter. We may begin to pull out of our personal story, reconnecting with the community and with national and international politics toward the end of the week.
FRIDAY, may 20: Cranky and creative vibes can leave us uncomfortable or dissatisfied. The conversation picks up as the sun enters verbal Gemini. Notice undercurrents of unsettled business and old resentments under the Scorpio moon. Look for mechanical issues and mood swings tonight, and sing the blues rather than live them.
SATURDAY, may 21: After an inward-looking morning, the mood switches midday under the full moon in outgoing restless Sagittarius. We want to leave the familiar and explore cultures, ideas, and landscapes, but we may feel like we’re spinning in place. Minor irritations around dinnertime ease into a sociable evening.
SUNDAY, may 22: Morning has an accident-prone quality as Mercury turns direct. Later on, be ready to jump in to straighten out problems when the opportunity arises. Tonight, engage in humorous honesty.
MONDAY, may 23: We have places to go, things to do, problems to explore, and fires to put out this morning. We may feel like we’re running around and chasing our tails or traveling to get to where we need to start.
TUESDAY, may 24: We feel an influx of organizational competence, and begin work on the next chapter under an industrious Capricorn moon. If there is friction in relationships as Venus enters chatty Gemini and opposes Mars, enjoy sparks of differing opinions, but don’t get stuck there.
WEDNESDAY, may 25: It doesn’t pay to keep trying old solutions. We notice what’s missing and needs to be done.
THURSDAY, may 26: Tend to community relationships and team meetings on this sociable, but not particularly intimate day. Get a new feel for the lay of the land.