Read your Astrology Guide to the Week of May 9th: a usable and concise toolkit for the week’s upcoming astrology.
How to make the most of this week … Before we can even begin, Mercury stations retrograde. Get wise to these ways. Embrace big trickster energy. Clown yourself before Mercury gets the chance. Currently in Gemini, Mercury is empowered, but the loops of its retrograde could tie our mind into knots.
As Mercury backpedals, Jupiter charges forwards. Into Aries, the Great Benefic goes. On May 10th, Jupiter will begin a year-long cycle that feeds our courage and confidence. Take note of the desires that leap from the heart fully formed. Jupiter only passes through a sign every 12 years, so this is a rare boost for the Aries part of your chart. Right now, action is medicine.
As we end the week, we also stare down the dragon hole of the next eclipse, which will feature a square with Saturn. We’ll feel this pinch over the weekend as we prepare to undergo a deep cleanse and catharsis. The lunar eclipse in Scorpio will occur on May 15th, at 9:14 PM PT. We’ll be back next week before it happens with more information to help the medicine go down.
The breakdown …
- May 10th:
- Mercury stations retrograde in Gemini at 4:47 am PT
- Jupiter enters Aries at 4:22 pm PT
- May 15th:
- Sun squares Saturn at 11:49 am PT
Tarot card of the week … We chose The Fool to capture the trickster vibes of Mercury Retrograde in Gemini and the “fools rush in” quality of Jupiter in Aries. The Fool is the cosmos’ golden child, beginning again and again. This card’s enthusiasm is truly infectious — much like Jupiter in Aries itself. This week we’re given a free pass to ramble the cliff edge of a bold dream or sacred calling. Stumbles are part of the learning. This surrender is a pipeline to joy.
When contemplating this card, ask yourself what project, relationship, or direction in your life could benefit from a spirit of play or spontaneity. What helps you embody your inner child’s wisdom? When has a past mistake paved the way to future breakthroughs?
Affirmation of the week … I know that bringing something into being requires my transformation in the process, my willingness to make mistakes in public, and to learn out loud. Being a student of my life is all I ask of myself.