Today’s Mars Activations Prompt Us to Lead With Enthusiasm, Not Aggression

May 22, 2023

At 9:24 a.m.: The moon is trine Saturn

In the morning, the moon trines Saturn in Pisces, a stabilizing influence. Under the Cancer moon, our mood is prone to vacillations. Serious Saturn lends a supportive hand, tempering our disposition. We may be very much in our feelings at this time, but we understand how to communicate boundaries, which makes others feel safe within our presence.  This is an excellent occasion to connect with family members, even if these relationships are typically contentious. We can exert our will in situations where we would ordinarily relinquish our agency. Loved ones might seek us out for advice or for a shoulder to cry on. Conversely, we may reach out to an elder for guidance. 

At 12:07 p.m.: The moon is sextile Mercury

After noon, the moon sextiles Mercury in Taurus, continuing the morning’s theme of honest relating. This aspect makes us better communicators. The Cancer moon offers empathy, while Taurus Mercury’s no-nonsense attitude helps us to convey points clearly and candidly. We may be asked to mediate conversations or weigh in on interpersonal dilemmas. Our judgment calls are respected. When in doubt, trust your gut over facts and data.