The last weekend of May 2015 has some intriguing mirror reflections to the first weekend of this month when the Moon added emotional intensity due to being in Scorpio while a powerful Full Moon attracted worldwide esoteric attention and two other provocative planetary conflicts sought to wreak havoc in the human kingdom. Now the Moon is back in Scorpio (2:35AM) for the entire weekend while the Sun and Mercury retrograde reach an Inferior Conjunction (energizing 9 degrees of Gemini at 9:57AM).
This type of Sun-Mercury link (having the astronomical designation as an Inferior Conjunction to distinguish it from a Superior Conjunction that occurs when Mercury is direct) happens approximately every 4 months when Mercury is in reverse and close to the Earth.
The eminent astrologers Dr. Marc Edmund Jones and Dane Rudhyar called this phenomenon a New Mercury
-- hinting that cosmic seed-ideas were being created, intended for entrance into ingenious, eager human minds. Mercury is active at other times today --favorably -- during a trine to productivity-champion Ceres (1:27AM) and an inspirational, 144-degree bi-quintile aspect to Pluto (4:10AM and arriving with the intent to support yesterday's twin 72-degree connections made by investment-savvy Vesta).
While harmonious trines -- the Sun to Ceres (3:15PM) and the Moon to Neptune (9:32PM) -- have the capacity to enrich your creativity and imagination, three cosmic disturbances lie in wait. The trio of possible trouble-makers is composed of Mercury in a frictional, 45-degree tie to Venus (7:27AM), Venus making an off-kilter, 150-degree contact with Pallas (1:54PM), and Ceres forming an abrasive, 45-degree connection with Pallas (11:34PM).
Poking at problems without a clear game-plan or methodical approach can stir up a hornet's nest of distress -- particularly since Venus and the Sun are about to needle a potentially vulnerable and hazy Neptune tomorrow.
[Note to readers: All times are calculated for Pacific Daylight Time. Be sure to adjust all times according to your own local time so the alignments noted above will be exact for your location.]