The Sky Today, May 15
At 5:22 p.m.: The moon is square Chiron
The cosmic weather is quiet today until the moon and Chiron square off in the late afternoon, escalating tensions. The Cancer moon subjects us to emotional highs and lows, and when faced with challenges, our impulse is to hide or lash out with our crabby claws in self-defense. At this time, we are existentially aware that our security would be threatened should we admit our “weaknesses.” However, the moon-Chiron square is intended to break us out of our comfort zones by forcing us to internalize our sensitivities as gifts. Passing this test depends on how well we manage frustration. Question where feelings of impotence or helplessness originate from. Did they manifest following family drama in our youth? Or perhaps after bullying from peers? How might we advocate for our inner child in the present? Concentrate on self-work to avoid projecting onto others now.
At 5:35 p.m.: The moon is sextile Uranus
Shortly following this aspect’s perfection, the moon forms a sextile to Uranus in Taurus, encouraging us to look at our troubles from a different angle. The Cancer moon balks at change and shies away from the unfamiliar and the unknown. Yet the sextile is a fortuitous aspect that causes us to recognize discordant Uranian energy as a helper instead of a hindrance. The moon-Chiron square may have brought into sharp focus where we feel inadequate, and so the prospect of shifting into a state of holistic self-awareness sounds like a great idea now. Following our instincts and making unusual choices become healing acts, indicative of leaps of faith. Although our intuition will lead us in directions that may not provide immediate solves, it will divert us from the path of stagnation onto the path of least resistance.