June 16, 2024
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Astrology is a tool of time and space. As the Solar System runs through its cycles, astrologers follow the patterns the same way a meteorologist follows the weather. Each month points in the sky form important relationships, which we call aspects, that indicate emerging, changing, and enduring patterns. This blog will look at the month ahead and discuss the most prominent aspects, and how they impact us. These astrological “weather” events can help you navigate your life and each month successfully.

What is Ongoing?  Transits, Ingresses, and Retrogrades

 

Transits

Transits occur when two Points form a certain type of angular relationship with one another. The most powerful among the transits are the conjunction, square, and opposition. Points that conjunct merge together by sharing the same sign and degree. Points that square align by the degree in signs that are 90 degrees (or four signs) apart. Take the sequence Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn – Libra and Capricorn are four signs apart and square one another. Points oppose one another when they are 180 degrees apart.

Conjunct Points merge energy. Points squaring challenge one another. And Points opposing one another try to harmonize and attain balance.

Ingress

Ingress occurs when a Point changes signs, causing the Point to change its tone. If a Point is in Aries, the tone is active, aggressive, and ready for action. But when the Point ingresses into Taurus, the tone becomes slow, steady, and settling.

Retrograde

The term retrograde describes forward motion that “appears” as backward motion. Astrology views the Solar System from an earth-centric rather than sun-centric point of reference. There are times of the year when points in the sky “look” like they are going backwards. Retrograde motion occurs when a faster-moving body passes a slower-moving body. The observer on the faster-moving body watches the slower-moving body “go backwards” as they pass each other.

Ingresses

 

The Sun

The Sun changes signs on May 20th. As the Sun transitions from Taurus to Gemini, we shift from grounded Taurus into adaptable Gemini. Taurus, an earth sign ruled by Venus, fosters stability, determination, and sensual pleasures. Now, Gemini calls us to embrace versatility, curiosity, and social interaction. This transition signals a time of embracing change, exploring new ideas, and engaging in dynamic communication. Then, we prioritize mental stimulation and connection with others in our pursuits.

Mercury

Mercury starts the month in Aries and goes into Taurus on May 15th. As Mercury ingresses from Aries to Taurus, communication shifts from assertive and direct to patient and practical. Taurus’ grounded approach replaces Aries’ fiery energy, encouraging thoughtful and deliberate communication. This transition fosters stability and practicality in decision-making and interactions.

Venus

Venus begins May in Taurus and ingresses into Gemini on May 23rd. As Venus ingresses from Taurus to Gemini, relationships and values transition from stability to adaptability. Taurus’ focus on sensuality and security yields to Gemini’s need for variety and intellectual stimulation. This shift encourages exploration, versatility, and communication in matters of love and personal values.

Mars

Mars spends the entire month in Aries. During its month-long stay in Aries, Mars ignites energy, assertiveness, and courage. Individuals may feel driven to take action, pursue goals, and assert themselves confidently. This placement encourages boldness and independence in endeavors.

Jupiter starts the month in Taurus and then goes into Gemini on May 26th. Jupiter’s ingress from Taurus to Gemini heralds a shift from stability to adaptability. This transition encourages exploration, learning, and social interaction. Individuals may seek diverse experiences, expand their horizons, and embrace new ideas with enthusiasm and curiosity.

 

Retrogrades

 

Pluto

Pluto goes retrograde on May 3rd. During its month-long retrograde in Aquarius, Pluto prompts reflection on societal structures and personal transformation. Individuals may reassess their role in collective change, challenging outdated beliefs and seeking innovation in social dynamics.

Major Planetary Interaction

The week to week interactions only take into account aspects involving Mars to Pluto. Their duration is long enough to make a noticeable impact on global affairs.

May 1st to May 7th

Mars in Aries sextile (compliments) Pluto in Aquarius (May 1st to May 5th)

Mars in Aries sextile Pluto in Aquarius fosters assertive action and transformative change. This alignment empowers individuals to pursue their ambitions with vigor and determination. They are also encouraged to take innovative approaches to overcoming obstacles and achieving long-term goals. It’s a time for bold initiatives and profound personal growth.

May 8th to May 15th

Jupiter in Taurus sextile (compliments) Neptune in Pisces (May 8th to May 24th)

Jupiter in Taurus sextile Neptune in Pisces fosters spiritual growth and material abundance. This alignment combines Jupiter’s expansion with Neptune’s idealism, inspiring individuals to pursue their dreams with practicality and compassion. It encourages a harmonious balance between material success and spiritual fulfillment, fostering a sense of abundance and contentment.

May 16th to May 23rd

Jupiter in Taurus sextile (compliments) Neptune in Pisces (May 8th to May 24th) continues

Mars in Aries conjunct (merged with) Chiron in Aries (May 21st to May 30th)

Mars in Aries conjunct Chiron amplifies courage and healing. This alignment empowers individuals to confront past wounds with assertiveness and resilience, facilitating deep inner healing and personal growth. It encourages facing challenges head-on, embracing vulnerability, and emerging stronger and more self-assured from transformative experiences.

Jupiter in Gemini trine (collaborating with) Pluto in Aquarius (May 21st to June 7th)

Jupiter in Gemini trine Pluto in Aquarius fosters expansive transformation through intellectual pursuits. This alignment encourages profound insights, innovative ideas, and deep understanding. Individuals may experience powerful shifts in beliefs, leading to transformative growth and empowerment through open-minded exploration and meaningful communication.

May 24th to May 31st 

Mars in Aries conjunct (merged with) Chiron in Aries (May 21st to May 30th) continues

Jupiter in Gemini trine (collaborating with) Pluto in Aquarius (May 21st to June 7th) continues

 

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