. This week offers some respite from the planetary intensity we’ve been seeing lately. Between May 11th and the 15th, we see only mild and pleasant planetary alignments that offer support and help us to regain our balance if we’re feeling out of sorts.
We do see two planets changing signs on the 15th: Venus will move from fiery Aries to stable Taurus. Venus is quite happy there as the peaceful nature of Taurus supports the Venusian urge to form relationships and experience more beauty and equanimity in life. This period while Venus is in Taurus, between May 15th and June 8th, is excellent for anything Venusian: wealth, beauty activities, relationships of all kinds, love and harmony. This is not a particularly emotional time, or a time in which processing of emotional stuff will be very easy or even desired.
Mars also changes signs on the 15th, moving from Gemini to Cancer. Mars is NOT particularly happy in Cancer where it tends to be touchy and reactive rather than proactive and self-initiating. While Mars is in Cancer (between May 15th and July 1st), our drive, desires, and ability to manifest our personal will, all of which Mars motivates, will be colored by our emotional sensitivities. Mars is said to be in its fall in Cancer because Cancer is emotionally reactive; it is more difficult to be clear about our motivations and the true desires. Cancer is the sign of nurturing and caring for others, and there is the potential for codependent behavior because of the focus on the needs of other people in an effort to care for oneself.
The Scorpio Full Moon on the 18th could bring out some of these issues since […]