Here is the Ask the Astrologers Forecast for the week of May 17, 2021 – May 23, 2021:
We start this week on Monday with the Sun trinining Pluto and Venus conjuncting the North Node. The Sun / Pluto transit is all about harnessing your personal power and channeling it in productive / transformative ways. It’s excellent for business and financial matters since both of these planets are in Earth signs. It can also be used to make positive changes in yourself — as in how you wish to present yourself to the outer world and how you want to be perceived.
The Venus / North Node conjunction automatically opposes the South Node, since the Moon’s nodes are always in direct opposition. This aspect can bring new people into your life who feel familiar and who can be instrumental to your evolutionary process.
This aspect is karmic in nature, meaning that the people you meet during this time are here to propel you toward your destiny — and vice versa. Your actions and interactions can have far reaching repercussions so make sure you treat the people you meet during this time (and all times) with dignity and respect.
Venus sextiles Chiron on Tuesday. This transit may see you becoming more aware of your own capacity for giving and for being able to put yourself in other people’s shoes. This is a charitable aspect that compels you to reach into the very depths of your soul — where compassion, forgiveness and understanding all reside — and bring forth that which is within you in order to pass it on.
With Venus in Gemini and Chiron in Aries, this can be a very proactive aspect. It can be determined and motivated, and since it’s a sextile (the aspect associated with cooperation and collaboration) it can see you brainstorming with others to instigate change. The Aries / Gemini signature is all about taking ideas and running with them, you can accomplish a great deal
Thursday’s Venus / Saturn trine indicates a need for careful consideration of what you value and where you stand in your relationships. It’s a good time to sit down and have a heart to heart talk with a loved one. It brings depth and wisdom to your thinking, especially regarding matters of the heart.
This is a time for taking stock of your relationships. Saturn is at home in Capricorn (the sign it rules) and as Gemini is the esoteric ruler of Venus, both planets are well placed. But it stands to reason that the slower moving planet (Saturn in this case) will prevail, meaning the heavier, more serious elements of this transit are likely to be pronounced.
Also on Thursday, the Sun leaves Taurus behind and moves into Gemini, joining Mercury, Venus and the North Node. This marks the onset of a 28+ day period when our collective focus shifts toward communications and ideas. It’s heralds a time of increased socializing and interactions, although we’ve already touched on ways in which we may need to make adjustments. No matter how we choose to go about it, this should be a good time for exchanging information and bouncing ideas off of others.
The Sun in Gemini is curious, restless, adaptable and changeable. It’s also very easily bored. It’s the consummate multi-tasker, perpetually interested in gathering facts and learning new things. Gemini is a neutral / androgynous energy. It’s a masculine, mutable air sign, known for its wit, charm and seemingly-endless assortment of random information.
The Sun squares Jupiter on Friday. This transit can manifest as feeling so expansive and gregarious that you end up biting off more than you can chew or promising more than you can deliver. The combination of enthusiasm and benevolence can get you thinking you can do more than you really can. And while your heart may be in the right place, your inability to follow through can get you into hot water.
This aspect is known for over-indulging, over-extending and over-committing. In other words overdoing everything.You may be feeling so jovial and so overconfident that you have a hard time reigning in it and exercising any real discipline.
On Sunday, Mercury squares Neptune. As natural rulers of opposing signs, these two planets in such a tense aspect can be problematic, but in this case they’re also both currently dignified by sign. However the square between them can manifest as confusion, uncertainty, suspicion and doubt.
It’s not the best time to sign contracts or lay down any concrete plans. It’s best used for tapping into our creative potential. For dreaming, visualizing and conceptualizing. Use this time to get in touch with your spirituality or work on creating something inspiring during this time, and save the nuts and bolts (left brain) decisions for another day.
Also on Sunday, Saturn goes stationary retrograde at around 13° Aquarius. It and will remain in retrograde motion until mid-October. During this time, you may be thinking about what (and whom) you want to retain in your life vs. what (or whom) you want to leave behind. You may feel the need to step back and regroup. This can mean ironing out the kinks in a union that’s been faltering or it can manifest as bringing someone new in.
Saturn turning retrograde can make things seem a whole lot bleaker than they are. And because this change in direction is more about going back and fixing things than it is about putting them to rest, you’d be much better served to take some time to figure out what you need rather than rushing to judgment. Depending on where this transit is occurring in your natal chart, it can apply do areas that are in need of resolution.
Saturn will remain retrograde for almost 5 months (until October 12th), when it changes direction at around 6º Aquarius and starts moving forward again.
That’s it for this week! see you next week.
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Weekly Astro Forecast —
May 17, 2021 – May 23, 2021
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