STARGAZINGWeek of May 4th to May 10th, 2015

The positive trends of last week carry over into this one, but we are required to recheck our facts if we have jumped to incorrect conclusions. Encountering resistance is a call to reassess assumptions and reconsider our positions. However, we won’t change our minds easily, but remember that we are best served by letting go of fixed perspectives to make room for new and improved ones.

To keep from getting swamped by too much work or everyday responsibilities, devise a plan and stick to it. You might even want to delegate some of your tasks where appropriate.

Lifestyle issues might also be at the forefront of your mind, especially if you want to lose weight or get fitter in general. Romantic and business relationships continue to show a positive side. Even so, it helps to be open-minded regarding someone’s excellent suggestions, as they may benefit you.

Mercury RetrogradesMercury enters the shadow of its coming retrograde cycle that starts on May 18th through June 11th. This one is in Gemini, one of Mercurys favorite signs. It is difficult to say if that will present more challenges or make it easier. If you have natal planets ranging from 4-14 degrees of Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius and Pisces, then you will be activated (challenged, motivated) more than most people. One thing is for sure, the personal planets (Sun, Moon, Mercury, and Mars) will all oppose Saturn in Sagittarius during this next month.


The Full Moon in Scorpio made a T shaped pattern with expansive Jupiter in Leo, that pushes you beyond your comfort zone. Scorpio and Taurus call you into your power, and that means first releasing that which drains your energy. The phrase harmony through conflict is used for this combination, teaching you to walk through the chaos of this world while remaining in your center. This fairly private, mind your own business, conservative combination is pushed by risk-taking Jupiter, urging you to open your heart to a new adventure. So the challenge is to go outside your comfort zone while keeping your heart open, yet not putting yourself into a position to get emotionally damaged-quite a conflicting task!

Instead of shutting down under this complicated energy, use it to raise the base foundation of your life up to the next level.