Astrology by Lisa Stardust
Even though this week is chiller than the past several days, the Universe is still bringing us many changes that will augment our lives. Venus in Cancer aspects the Nodes of Destiny on May 11th, making it an important day to meet up with special people who are essential to our future. The Last Quarter Moon in Aquarius on May 12th, gives us the chance to release our stresses. Mercury retrograde in Taurus harmonizes with Saturn in Pisces and Venus on May 12th, helping us see the world from a different perspective. The following day, Venus and Saturn connect, tightening and strengthening bonds. Mercury ends the retrograde journey that began last month on May 14th in Taurus, fixing miscommunications and mishaps that occurred during its backspin. Mars in Cancer and Neptune in Pisces link up on May 15th, creating uncertainty as to how we can move forward as a collective and individually. Lucky planet Jupiter enters Taurus on May 16th, expanding our hearts and wallets.
The Last Quarter Moon in Aquarius on May 12, is a wonderful time to take a cleansing bath. Use Epsom salt, Chamomile, and Eucalyptus (either in the form of oils or dried herbs) in a bath to detox the negativity out of your life. Chamomile is ideal for bringing in positivity and Eucalyptus is great for energetic protection. Think of good vibes you want to bring into your life when bathing and allow that energy to flow through you.
Before you throw your hands up at your financial woes, take a step back and figure out how you can create a better space and place for yourself financially. A budget could help in getting you back on track — if you let it and focus on ways to manifest cash.
For the first time in a long time, you’re feeling as though the world is your oyster and are embracing life to its fullest. It has taken a lot to get to this point, which is why you should savor and drink up the moment before it passes you by.
Your self-esteem is finally returning back to its normal state after the ego hits after you’ve experienced many ego hits. The good news is that you are smarter than before and know how to navigate issues when they come up so that it doesn’t have an adverse effect on you.
If you’re feeling blue, then this is your time to speak from the heart. People will be more apt to listen to your every word since you’re wearing your heart on your sleeve and asserting your opinions without trepidation. Letting your innermost sentiments be known will heal your tender spirit.
It’s time to face your shadow self. Give the parts of yourself that rarely come out to play a little tenderness, love, and a big hug. You shouldn’t have to repress or hide these aspects of your personality — especially since they make you the person that you are today.
The world feels as though it’s moving too fast for your liking. Things won’t slow down but will be topsy-turvy for the week. If you’re wanting a reprieve from the energy, the best way to relax is to spend quality time with yourself. This tactic will keep you calm.
Even though your insecurities may be at a high, you shouldn’t let that hold you back from expressing yourself or going after what you want. You have to speak up and ride the wave in order to get what you want, which is why you shouldn’t be passive this week.
Sometimes we have to look to unconventional sources in order to understand ourselves on a deeper level. Consider educating yourself and changing your philosophy when it comes to matters of the heart. Improving situations can be doable by taking on a different perspective — if you open yourself up to it.
Your emotional side is penetrating and free-flowing, allowing you to feel things on a deep level. Rather than repressing your sentiments, let them come out. Releasing built-up tension can help you restore and rejuvenate your heart and mind — but only if you don’t hold back the tears.
Although you’re currently unsure of the path to follow (due to Mercury retrograde throwing you off the course), you are still allowing yourself to think about the future. In order to find your way, daydreaming helps in aligning oneself with the vision that speaks to your soul on grand levels.
You may feel as though the structure you’ve worked on building is collapsing, as you are augmenting your life. Take these changes in stride and work on rebuilding and rejoining the activities that bring you solace. This will give you peace of mind and comfort you in times of need.
Stop talking about all the things you want to do and make them happen. Instead of dreaming about your goals and aspirations, you should take action. Getting out of your comfort zone may be hard, but ultimately fulfilling if you lead with your gut instincts and without fear or hesitation.