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by Heather Roan Robbins
This week will go easier we can find good use for impatience. With the inevitability of volcanic lava, we can feel changes coming. Maybe not fast enough for us for some in some places, and to quickly and others, but this week can mark a turnaround as Mercury conjuncts Uranus at the last degree of Aries and they both enter Taurus together, and volatile Mars squares electrifying Uranus.
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And, like watching the volcano slowly and inexorably eat up homes and create new land in Hawaii, we may get a humbling reminder that we’re not in control of everything in our life. Recent Pluto transits make clear that sometimes we just have to let go, drop a plan that’s not working, or be willing to realistically reorganize, rather than keep trying to finagle it into shape.
The weekend begins with the Moon in antsy Aries while mental Mercury forming a square to impatient Mars. We need to put safety first any time we brush with conflict, in transportation, or handling mechanical gear. We can be a little twitchy, fast on the trigger. And no matter how much we’ve done, we probably feel like were running behind and potentially overwhelmed by the amount that needs to be done, that is dealing with the work pile on our desk or making changes for social justice in our community. Really, our burden is no worse than it was a week ago, but now we’re more aware of what’s needed and what’s possible.
But let’s not take this impatience out on one another, instead put it to good use. Finish projects that have been dragging on too long, that have been working on for month; we are so ready to be done, but it’s important not to drop the ball or make mistakes at the last minute just because were impatient. But this impatience can move us out of an inertia or depression and move on.
Mother’s Day begins the shift. On Sunday, Mother’s Day, let’s take time to honor the Mother, our own mothers if we can, but if, through problems of time, space, or trust, we can’t, let’s honor the Mother earth itself. Mother’s Day is the Taurus holiday for a reason, Taurus exudes the original stabilizing and nourishing earth mother energy.
Tuesday brings a new Moon in Taurus, the most fertile day of the year, which makes May 15 and 16t great days to plant seeds and important ideas. Changes that erupt early next week can provide fertile ground for both as Uranus enters earthy Taurus on Tuesday for most of the next eight years. Uranus, which takes 84 years to go around the zodiac, enters Taurus on Tuesday, and though it retrogrades back into Aries later this summer for a few months. Last time Uranus was in Taurus 1934-1941, the New Deal turned the American economy and culture around, and the power structures of Europe changed. Over the next eight years we will be pushed to evolve our relationship to the world of matter: our bodies, our money, our resources, and our relationship to the earth. Tectonic plates will shift, both literally and metaphorically.
Mars squares Uranus on Wednesday, an exciting, accident-prone, volatile but determined and motivating aspect that brings the energy of a combustion engine to us. Both Mars and Uranus will switch from volatile Cardinal signs into steadier and more determined fixed signs hours before this square, which can help us channel the heat of this aspect and put it to good use. But this aspect can bring up anger management issues, and make us really fed up with any situation it’s just not working. Let’s not throw a relationship or situation out that just needs a little work and patience.
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Friday, May 11: we can wake up calm but deeply opinionated. Feistiness and energy returns wherever we are emotionally engaged as the Moon enters Aries this morning. This day could call for strong leadership abilities, help us know when to be assertive, and able to apply ourselves the job at hand. let’s remember our personal superpowers, but also add in the compromise necessary to create cooperation. Take an opportunity to stretch the soul muscles this afternoon and don’t give into a passing wave of romantic or interpersonal doubts. Notice a hunger for meaningful discussion around dinner time as the Sun trines Pluto, but if emotions start to take us off the rails tonight as Venus quincunx Pluto, postpone the conversation, get out of the head and take care of hearts.
Moon sextile Mars 3:02 AM, Moon enters Aries 6:40 AM, Sun trine Pluto 5:10 PM, Moon square Saturn 10:34 PM, Venus quincunx Pluto 11:04 PM.
Saturday, May 12: Don’t bug people before their coffee; timing is unique, so let people find their own rhythm and don’t nag as Mercury squares Mars. We can put this pushiness to good use this afternoon or may need to wander and listen to our own souls as our inner child needs spontaneity, grows willful, and wants to act out. The mood softens, grows more agreeable this evening as the Moon forms a pleasant sextile to Venus; camaraderie feels more delicious than conflict.
Mercury square Mars 7:30 AM, Moon square Pluto 8:53 PM, Moon sextile Venus 11:01 PM.
Sunday, May 13: Spontaneous moments further, so expect the unexpected through the morning, and avoid a sort of a certain grimness in trying to create an event or wanting things to be a certain way. Some people will feel the urge to speak up and share unexpected news. The energy smooths out after lunch as the Moon conjunct Uranus and enters Taurus. We can explore new terrain and appreciate our creature comforts. Consider celebrating Mother’s Day and family gatherings after noon, or let the morning be about the unique individuality of each family member and wait until after lunch to focus in on family appreciation.
Mercury conjunct Uranus 4:50 AM, Mercury enters Taurus 6:40 AM, Moon square Mars 10:31 AM, Moon conjunct’s Uranus 12:04 PM Moon enters Taurus 12:15 PM, Moon conjuncts Mercury 12:56 PM.
Monday, May 14: Some confusion can keep us slow off the mark this morning as Mercury semi-squares Neptune. We may feel fuzzyheaded, or a bit vulnerable. What changes can we gently invoke to help each other become more comfortable and feel safer in our work situation. We want to see a practical, tangible step in a good direction.
Mercury semi-square Neptune 12:28 AM, Mercury semi-sextile Chiron 2:51 AM, Moon square Saturn 2:58 AM, Moon sextile Neptune 3:43 PM, Moon opposed Jupiter 6:07 PM.
Tuesday, May 15: The next two days can bring fundamental shifts, but we can do it with reasonable grace and safety if we pay attention, and don’t let the tension build up. Like Pelé spilling over in Hawaii, we can change our landscape without exploding, though it may be uncomfortable and inconvenient for others. Uranus enters Taurus, Mars enters Aquarius and they square in the morning.
Moon squares Pluto 12:05 AM, Moon conjunct the Sun 5:47 AM, Uranus enters Taurus 9:16 AM, Moon trine Mars 2:29 PM, Moon enters Gemini 2:43 PM, Mars enters Aquarius 10:54 PM.
Wednesday, May 16: This could be an accident prone and potentially revolutionary morning as Mars squares Uranus this morning. Keep eyes open and be aware of the lay of the land. This energy may just move into crankiness or impatience, and the non-introspective can create a mess in relationships by blaming the other person for a certain existential discomfort. Define healthy sustainable progress and take a step in that direction.
Mars squares Uranus 1:03 AM, Moon semi-squares Pluto 3:25 PM, Moon square Neptune 5:16 PM.
Thursday, May 17: Encourage any sweetness, appreciate appreciation, gratitude, it’s all good as the Moon conjuncts Venus in Gemini and enters nurturing and sensitive Cancer midday. People obsess on their safety concerns and have worries going on that need respect. Let’s offer what reassurance and security we can because it will lower the tension and make our interactions more productive.
Moon conjunct Venus 12:17 PM, Moon enters Cancer 3:47 PM, Moon sextiles Uranus 3:59 PM.
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