Astrology by Lisa Stardust
This week brings many planetary shifts, as well as a rare Blue Moon in Scorpio. We’ve been discussing transforming and evolving for some time—now we are finally ready to change our beliefs and to let go of (or grow) relationships. The past few weeks have allowed us to see situations and people clearly. This week we are ready to move forward.
We kick off this week with a fruitful and creative aspect between Mercury, who is gliding through earthy Taurus, and Neptune, who is riding the mystical waves of dreamy Pisces on the 15th. May 15th is a great day to discuss future projects and visions, as we are motivated to put our romantic and artistic aspirations into reality. The 15th also brings two planetary switches from tender Venus and action planet Mars. Venus moves into Taurus, letting pleasure and sensuality rule the way we express our sentiments and spend our money. Mars enters Cancer, making us finicky and uncertain on how to pursue our desires. Mars in Cancer changes its mind every time the Moon changes signs (which is two and a half days). This will make us all feel hot and cold with our emotions and energies. Mercury connects with the Nodes of Destiny on the 16th, before meeting up with Saturn retrograde, which is roaming backwards in Capricorn, in the cosmos. The 16th is a big day for releasing outdated views and bringing in a new philosophical perspective. Hours before the Blue Moon on the 18th, Mercury and Pluto retrograde join forces, adding zest and intrigue to understanding our sentiments. Venus and Uranus link up in Taurus, causing us all to make surprising revelations in matters of love and money. The Scorpio Blue Flower Moon occurs at 2:11PM PST and 5:11PM EST on the 18th, pushing us to purge and cleanse our hearts and minds from toxic situations. May 21st brings the Sun’s and Mercury’s ingress into Gemini, granting us a deeper comprehension of the past week. The Sun in Gemini will add favorable communications within all relationships, along positivity, fun, and excitement.
March 21-April 19
This week calls for you to settle up your “debts” with others. You may not necessarily owe others money, but there may be a big payback on emotional debts by freeing yourself from the past. The Blue Moon is asking you to release yourself from the restrictions that you impose on yourself, as well as the wall that has been built around your heart. Breaking down personal barriers may be challenging. However, with determination and perseverance it can be done. Letting go of pain is hard, mostly because there’s comfort in the familiar. Embracing a new mentality and emotional state is the unknown—therefore, feared. Through cord cutting, you can rid yourself of the toxic energies that hold you back. By the end of the week, you will feel balanced through self-love and empowerment.
April 20-May 20
With your confidence at a high, You’re in the mood to assess your innermost relationships this week. While you often give your all to others, the sentiments may not be reciprocated. The Blue Moon shines its bright light on the relationship sector of your chart, giving you clarity on friendships and partnerships. You may even do a deep cleaning of your peers, as you are coming to terms with the fact that your confidants aren’t as they seem. Letting go of such people will be easy this week, as the Moon is steering you to find inner peace and harmony through purging yourself of others who do not have your best interests at heart. Through this cosmic action, you will be able to focus your energies only on those who are true blue.
May 21-June 20
You’ve been giving your all to others and now it’s time to switch gears by putting the focus on yourself. While you may simply slip away into hiding for the first half of the week, the Blue Moon forces you to come to terms with your innermost feelings. The caveat, is that you will be asserting hardcore boundaries into all relationships, as you are the victim of psychic vampirism. Knowing when and how to navigate through relationships that drain your energies and consume your time will be a challenge—because you aren’t necessarily ready to let go of them yet. The later half of the week allows you to be more open with your sentiments by expressing your feelings to all parties who have recently taken advantage of your kindness and generosity.
June 21-July 22
Get ready to put the pedal to the metal, Cancer. This week starts with a bang and unfortunately is non-stop movement until after the weekend. Recently, you’ve been trying to make good on friendships and partnerships. However, there’s been resistance from the other individuals. Rather than putting all your energy into forcing a reconciliation, use that gusto on mending your own heart. Mindful meditation, if only for five minutes a day, will help you find your footing and act as a grounding force. Accepting yourself will lead you towards spiritual fulfillment and make you feel more confident. Instead of giving your power to others—take it back! Remember it’s important to have an open mind, open heart, and open will in order to grow. Forgive and heal yourself this week in order to evolve.
July 23-August 22
Drama within friendships has motivated you to take a step back and analyze your part in such situations. You may be in denial or embarrassed that you got caught (or a friend may have gotten caught) in a lie. Now, the situation is forcing you to keep your guard up and take a passive approach to confronting others. The Blue Moon allows you to see the wrongdoings (both of your actions and others) and offers you a moment of redemption. The issue is you may not want to make amends with those who have caused you pain, or others may not want to jump back into the friendship right away. Taking time alone to reflect in nature will help you gain clarity and perspective—even forcing you to let go of unhealthy relationships.
August 23-September 22
You’re feeling awfully claustrophobic right now, Virgo. Much of this is due to the fact that you are feeling as if the walls are caving in within your personal life, ALL interpersonal relationships, and work. The only escape you have is to run away from these issues, as time away will allow you to have refuge from matters that cause you anxiety. Taking a break from the daily grind (if only for a day) will be beneficial for your spirit. This includes turning your phone off for a few hours a day, logging off social media, and turning your energies inward. Catch your breath this week by turning your mind off. Disconnecting under the Blue Moon will be beneficial, as it will allow you to connect deeper with yourself and quiet your overextended calendar.
Sept. 23-Oct. 22
Just when you thought your recent efforts ensured smooth sailing at the office, you’re seeing that you still have to fight for a raise and promotion. Working yourself hard to the bone for the past months has elevated your professional status. But, your title as “employee of the year” may be usurped by a colleague. You may feel as though your professional visions are crashing down this week, which isn’t true. There’s just one more bump in the road, which will be mended during the Blue Moon. While you may be motivated to give up, or choose undermined tricks to gain authority, you will see that it’s not necessary. Taking the high road and being an honest team player will pay off big—as long as you hang in there and don’t have a defeatist attitude.
Oct. 23-Nov. 21
Your intuition is heightened this week, allowing you to take action around situations that do not feel or seem right. While the Blue Moon shines its heavenly bright light upon you, you’re innermost sentiments are forcing you to take a deeper look at the world around you. The opposite may be true, as well. You may even find that those you have always trusted are genuine and act in purity of intentions. The most important thing for you to focus on this week is the voice within. Don’t allow others to twist and manipulate your feelings. The only issue is that while you rely on your gut, you may blend your intuition with fear. Make a list to decipher if your intuitive inklings are anxiety based or real. Then you can take steps to move forward.
Nov. 22-Dec. 21
Before you sling your arrows at others this week, take a moment to contemplate on your anger. Understanding your emotions will help you mobilize your sentiments and allow you to use your words with care. Unexpressed hostility and anger can bottle up within, causing explosive emotions to take control of the mind. When pressed by others this week, give yourself a moment to calm your frustrations before responding. Knowing when to take a step back is key and will allow you the chance to express yourself with delicacy and precision. After all, your “live and let live” mentality will give way to a resolution of sorts, as long as you don’t come in too hot with your words and frustrations. Think before you speak and calm down before you confront others this week.
Dec. 22-Jan. 19
Life hasn’t been “easy” recently because insecurities and fears have been holding you back. Under the glow of the Blue Moon, you are able to see the light at the end of the tunnel and break down all the obstacles that stand in your way. Gaining deeper insight of yourself and reconnecting with your earliest dreams will prove beneficial, as you will be able to relight the spark within. While relationships with peers may be a little rough this week, the only way to boost your confidence is to focus on childhood wishes and heal past traumas. This will allow you to navigate and endure any issues that come your way and remain calm under pressure. Slowly, but surely, you are healing your heart and soul—just give it patience and time.
Jan. 20-Feb. 18
Imposter syndrome may be holding you back from pursuing your goals. You may feel as though others are criticizing your highs and lows. The reality is that no one is making assessments of you. The only person judging you is YOU. Don’t doubt your talents! Learn to accept your wonderful attributes and intelligence by citing daily affirmations. This will not only boost your confidence and let you acknowledge your talents. Journaling your feelings of inadequacy will also help alleviate such sentiments. Even when you doubt your abilities, remember that you are good and smart enough to succeed at any task you put your mind to. You deserve to relish in the victory of your accomplishments. Don’t let fear stand in the way of your success. You’ve worked hard for your achievements. Now, use that strength of will to change your mindset.
Feb. 19-March 20
Trying to find your place in this world requires a good amount of energy and focus—most of which you don’t have to give at this moment. While you may be drawn to seek out professional opportunities and express your sentiments with others, this week calls for you to reserve your energies on yourself and find peace within. Ruling the world may be a fantasy, but caring for yourself is a reality. Nurturing your feelings and heart will be at the forefront of your mind this week, even calling for higher minded pursuits. Your life long philosophy is evolving, making you come to terms with the realization that you must love and care for yourself more. Take the love you give others back and use the energy to evolve into the mystical sea creature of your dreams.