May 16: A Soulful Retreat
Moon is conjunct Neptune at 11:34 a.m.
In the late morning, a truly dreamy and soulful cosmic aspect forms, and that’s the conjunction of the waning moon with Neptune in imaginative Pisces. This monthly conjunction opens a portal to tune most deeply into transcendental states and psychic currents.
It’s an amazing opportunity to tap into our creativity, exploring art, music, and even meditation in the expansive inner state that this moment can support. It can also be an interesting window to use to tap into our divination practices, to see what symbols or visions appear. These may speak rather vividly now, and may even help us access soul wisdom that can often be tuned out, or ignored in the business of our daily lives.
Moon is square Venus Rx at 1:35 p.m.
Later in the afternoon, the moon in meditative Pisces forms an amplifying square aspect with Venus in mutable Gemini. Similar to the moon’s square with Mercury on Friday, this aspect is not necessarily dire, or difficult, but it may promote an overall dreamy, idealistic mood, and make it difficult to concentrate on the concrete today.
It tempts us into indulgence and may have us dwelling on romantic fantasies as an escape from the harsh realities of the times. As long as we are aware that this aspect is operative today, we can adjust our expectations, and perhaps use the day for letting our imagination wander, or exploring creative projects.
Do be careful to not act on all of your ideas today, as they relate to love and relationship, and the potential to fall into illusions, and even delusions, could be stronger than usual now.
Moon is sextile Pluto Rx at 8:15 p.m.
By nightfall, the intuitive Piscean moon forms a collaborative sextile with Pluto in pragmatic Capricorn. This can be an opportunity to explore psychological development and soul work, as Pluto draws the moon’s visionary powers down to the subterranean, transformative inner workings. Pluto’s themes have been heavy and intense this year, but this current lunar phase is uniquely optimal for exploring the topics that are active personally, and societally.
All the aspects mentioned are calculated in Standard Pacific Time, for greater accuracy please adjust to your own location.