Much of the astrology that’s recently appeared has been suggestive of human ingenuity and resourcefulness. The Gemini New Moon seems to be no exception. (Among other things, Gemini is the first zodiac sign whose symbol depicts humans.) There are a lot of reasons right now to feel anger, information overload and a sense of being buffeted by events.
If you feel like all the change, chaos and upheaval is happening around you and to you, that’s an important signal to step back into your power. One way to do that is by sitting down and strategizing: What can you contribute to an evolving situation? What is standing in your way? Who can you enlist for help? How can you break things down into steps?
If you’re trying to solve the problem of how to make something work better, today could be the day to find a new approach. Mars in Gemini is mechanically minded to begin with; and Gemini is known for its ability to see more than one option at once. Today, Mars in Gemini conjoins the minor planet Chaos.
Orcus stationing direct (among other astrology) could bring up similar themes to a Mercury station; mainly that the truth will out. Orcus was named after the underworld deity whose specific province it was to bring oath-breakers to justice. You might say it represents the idea that all lies are discovered in the end.
With the Sun entering Gemini later today, see if your outlook on life doesn’t feel refreshed. You might pick up on an option that did not seem to be there before, or another side of a story. If you sense that the point of resolution or satisfaction between the possibilities you’re now considering is just out of reach, don’t fret; this moment shall pass.
If you could combine excitement with stability — and expect good results — where would you apply that in your life? A trine between retrograde Saturn in Sagittarius and Uranus in Aries suggests that something to do with your spiritual understanding of yourself might be one area to consider. What unanticipated ‘first’ is ripe to occur in a primary structure of your life?
If you have not already started, today is a prime day to get traction on resolving some persistent difficulty in your life. Physical ailments and spiritual concerns — and combinations of the two — are the primary areas to focus on. It’s easy to forget in our overly digitized world just how intimately connected our bodies are with our emotional and energetic states.
What feeds and nourishes your mind? What drains your emotional reservoirs or feels like a psychic transgression? If you find these two ideas at odds today in a single situation (or within you), where is the point of movement, resolution or synthesis? Today the asteroid Ceres in Gemini squares the centaur planet Nessus in Pisces, describing this dynamic.
With Mercury now back in Taurus, we’re nearing the end of its post-retrograde shadow (or ‘echo’) phase. (That ends May 20.) If this season of retrogrades has been especially tricky for you, you might want to continue to practice staying extra focused. Mercury in Taurus tends to be a ‘slower’ mind, which might help in this endeavor.
The North Node has changed signs for the first time since November 2015. Mercury and the Sun are also both set to change signs this week. Amid all that, it would not be surprising if you’re feeling somewhat uncertain. One possible way of dealing with this is to attempt to understand what’s happening as clearly as you can.
The extent to which human beings are masters of ourselves — in the sense of being completely conscious of our motives and actions — is debatable. We like to believe we’re in control. Certain religions definitively assign us rulership over all living things (which may be partly responsible for our consistent underestimation of animal intelligence).