Week of May 21-27
Aries (March 21 - April 20) Having passed through the Full Moon last week, you might want to take a breather at this, the last quarter Moon phase today. It is a time to restructure old skills, not develop new ones. Your ruler, Mars, has now begun to slowly move forward. The tension with partners and inertia with any forward progress in disputes will pass.
Taurus (April 20 - May 21) If your ruler Venus got you both excited and depressed recently, then you are feeling the synchronicity of planetary movement with life events. The depression may come from feeling how far you still have to go to reach your comfort zone. Remember, though, the journey is the thing. It is all a process.
Gemini (May 21- June 21) You ought to be feeling empowered now that the Sun is in Gemini (as of last night). Your birthday month rings in a new year, a new revolution of the Sun, as it apparently returns to the place it was when you were born. If life is going to change significantly, it will be around this time that it does. Your ruler Mercury is strong and connected with the planet of love this week. Ideas of marriage?
Cancer (June 21 - July 20) Whatever long term structural change you need to make, do it now. This could involve a change of residence, taking on a new business partner, stabilizing a situation with a child, or focusing on a long-postponed creative project that lies just beneath the surface. Enjoy the end of Jupiter's every 12-year pass through your sign, when we expand or go broke.
Leo (July 20 – Aug. 20) You might be feeling rather social now. You want to get out in the world more, see friends, go to meetings, or join a new club. You might even get a raise in your job, as you get recognized for your hard efforts. Something inside has shifted though at this third quarter Moon phase. You can see the advantages rather than just the drawbacks.
Virgo (August 20 - Sept. 21) This is the month of your maximum sense of optimism and "I can do this." You are at the peak of the mountaintop, which you climb once a year, and have a good view. Your ruler Mercury is strong, so using your best analytical and organizing skills is timely this week. You excel at discerning what is most important. Beware the petty stuff.
Libra (Sept. 21 – Oct. 20) As Mars has now moved forward in your sign, you can begin to come out of the "retreat " or "stall" mode. The canoe, having passed through rapids, now reaches calmer waters. You like peace and harmony in relationships. If the ride has been bumpy of late, rest assured that the lessons learned along the way will now be integrated, i.e. the balance between when to steer and when to let the river take you.
Scorpio (Oct 20-Nov 20) What can I say? It has been so difficult, especially since March 1st. This week brings you assistance from a "mothering" friend, be it male or female, someone who cooks a meal for you. You are being protected. You are learning to trust your inner strength to meet the challenges that you have had to encounter. The power that comes from surrendering, instead of trying to manipulate or control, might also be noticed and will lead to greater intimacy.
Sagittarius (Nov. 21 – Dec. 21) Your ruler Jupiter is trine, that is favorably looking upon, planet Saturn for the last of three times this year.(The first two were mid July and mid Dec 2013). This is a very stabilizing and grounding influence on you. What began as an idea or only as potential last summer, might now have reached manifestation stage.
Capricorn (Dec. 21 - Jan 20) Last quarter Moon phases are times when new perspectives arise. We take action but not in the way of moving events, rather as in the psychic shifts that occur inside our own heads. Business should be flourishing for you as you have gathered the right people around you. Expect things to stabilize and your faith in the future to expand this week.
Aquarius (Jan. 20 - Feb. 20) The week begins with the Moon in your sign -- always a good time of the month -- so this last quarter will be memorable. You must face some truth, even if it is only inside your head. A plan to extricate yourself will unfold in time. The important thing is for you to recognize that a shift has to be made.
Pisces (Feb. 20 – March 21) The Moon enters your sign early this morning, so the desire to sleep late or escape to the movies will be strong. You are in flow with the biggest aspect of the week, which is between two planets in the other two water signs. Water signs want emotional security. Feelings need to flow like water and reach even into the crevices of rocks. Find your stability this week (that you have been working on since last summer), your rock that you can bump against and feel safe.
Kate Plumb, "cycles scientist," is a certified NCGR counseling astrologer who teaches monthly at Joshua's Place in Southampton and sees clients in her home office. She is also certified in Astro*Carto*Graphy -- finding beneficial locations to live. website: www.kateplumbastrology.com,blog www.offtheplumbtree.com. She can be reached at email@example.com or 631-725-9133.