Do you feel that you don’t have a voice Cancer? It is time to speak up about the things that are important to you. If there is an opportunity that has presented itself and you aren’t sure whether it is right for you, just go for it anyway. If you don’t try, you will never know. Just make sure that you know all the small details. It is also possible that someone is keeping information from you about an important situation that you are involved in. This isn’t necessarily malicious; it could be that they are trying to protect you or your feelings. If you aren’t already aware of it, you soon will be and you must address it immediately so that it doesn’t turn in to something unsolvable.
Aquarius, it’s possible that you have to rethink the way you communicate, as it appears to be causing a few problems. It isn’t necessarily your delivery that is the issue, it could as easily be the way that the receiver is interpreting, but either way, you are the one who can solve the problem. Are you able to dress up what you have to say, in a positive and loving way even if you aren’t feeling that way? If so, you will find that the channels open up and conversation will suddenly flow. In the financial arena, it would be wise to watch your spending right now if you have been getting carried away. If you are finding yourself caught up in the material world, it would be good for you to try to focus on your spiritual development instead, for the next little while.
This is a great time to take a break Pisces, whether that’s from the humdrum of everyday life, or a situation that has you beaten down and exhausted. If you have been dealing with a never-ending conflict situation, this is your sign that it is coming to a close. Soon you will see the pay off for all your hard work and/or endurance. The relief you will feel and the support you get from others, will make the outcome even sweeter and better yet, you will see the results last for a long time to come. Soon you will be back to feeling organised, successful and calm.
Gemini, you find yourself with two paths to choose from now. While you make this decision, remember that the grass isn’t always greener on the other side. It is possible that you are bored with the way your life is right now and that you have wanderlust. In some cases, this can represent an opportunity over seas, or at least at some distance from your current location. It is clearly time for a change but make sure that you are absolutely certain that you want to close a door behind you, as once you do, it will remain shut. It is also possible that this is an internal change and if you are moving away from an unhealthy lifestyle, or attachments that aren’t good for you, you will find that it is easy to do now.
Nine of Wands – The Nine of wands symbolizes hope even in the face of adversity. Although there have already been many trials and challenges and they will continue for a while, we collectively do have the strength to ultimately overcome them. There is an air of mistrust associated with this card, and we see that this is very prominent now but soon, we will be shown a much clearer picture of what we have really been dealing with and what is to come next. Despite so much fear right now, we are encouraged to stand strong and could be surprised at the outcome if we do make a move that is considered risky.
King of Pentacles – This King wants us to know that we are headed into a more prosperous time and that we need to have faith that we are protected and provided for in the here and now. The best thing we can do is to stay in control of our emotions and fears and look at the bigger picture. He encourages us to stay true to ourselves even amidst criticism from others.
King of Wands – This King represents pure energy. He wants us to take an idea that we currently have and run with it. He encourages us to take a leadership role and stick with our goals until we make them reality. There will of course be challenges but we must keep moving forward and remain on the path we have chosen, and we will over come them. There will no doubt be moments of exhaustion, but this is a time of great focus and perseverance and actions taken now, can bring great reward in the future.
The most used chart for Canada is set at Midnight, July 1st, 1867, which is the one I am using for October transits.
During October the transiting Ascendant is square natal Saturn so while the general populace is trying hard to get back to ‘normal’, Saturn wants to change that normal into something it sees as more worthwhile and beneficial to us. We are very much feeling a push me pull you energy for the entire month. Since the Ascendant is in Aries on the 1st house cusp, the injustices are causing anger on both sides of the fence. The secret though is to not be put off by any setbacks. Saturn is telling us that eventually it will get easier.
At the same time, Uranus is not a fan of the status quo and is determined to shake us up as a country. The ascendant is quite concerned with personal freedom and the more extreme things get, the more we strive for that independence. Uranus is the planet of change, and we may see them happening at a very fast pace this month, usually coming out of left field and knocking us sideways for a while. We may collectively and personally, see many of our views and opinions change in some ways this month. There will be a sense of instability and impermanence which will be unsettling, causing many of us to act unpredictably as well.
Transiting Venus means there will be many relationship difficulties this month too. This applies to all kinds of relationships, and you may find that if someone tries to hold you back or even challenges your opinions too much, you will walk away. This seems to be a time when people realize that they need to be true to themselves, rather than compromising their values and beliefs. There can be lots of hurt feelings. However, if we are interacting with people who share our perceptions, it will be easy to have polite conversation.
Mercury (retrograde until October 18th) governs communication and is keeping us all busy this month. We will be very focused on our own point of view, and it is important to allow others’ their own. It seems that there will be many conversations surrounding the situation we are currently in.
Mars is in Libra until October 30th. Mars is the planet of anger and action, and Libra is a little too peace loving for Mars’ liking. This will cause some tensions and with transiting Mars Squaring Canada’s natal mars, it will put our instincts into survival mode. Injuries and accidents are more likely for the rest of the month because of this and the ‘fighting spirit’ most of us are feeling. Overconfidence could also be a problem, leading to having to back track. Try to think before speaking or acting.
The last week has been a busy one astrologically and this will continue for the rest of May. We began last week with a New Moon in Taurus on the 11th, inspiring us all to look to the future and how we can grow. Whatever we ‘planted’ last week, is likely to come to fruition in six months time.
Jupiter Transit through Pisces
On May 13th, Jupiter moved from Aquarius into Pisces, where it will stay until July 28th. It will then spend almost the rest of the year in Aquarius before moving back to Pisces on December 28th. Jupiter is much happier in Pisces, so we should all feel a little more positive and less weighed down for the next couple of months. There will be more luck to be had than has been the case for the last couple of years. The atmosphere will feel lighter and there will be a sense of excitement, which the majority of us have definitely been missing. There will also be more love and romance around us! This is just a taste of what is in store for us next year, when things will start to properly move forward for us, finally. Mercury and Venus, currently in Gemini add to the lightness and a feeling of being more free.
Throughout this Jupiter transit, we do have a few things to contend with, that will mute it’s energies a little. Mars is in watery Cancer until June 11th. During this time, emotions continue to be heightened and we can take things the wrong way much more easily that usual. We have a tendency to have unrealistic expectations of others during this transit. Then on May 26th we have the first eclipse of the year. This is a Full Moon in fiery Sagittarius opposite the Sun in Gemini. Eclipses always bring sudden changes, often accompanied by a shock or revelation of some kind. This eclipse is likely to bring about a sudden change in direction for most of us – look to your rising sign to see which house this occurs in for you personally. Remember that Sagittarius is optimistic and adventure loving, it would be a good idea to try to employ this mindset when dealing with the changes.
Here come the retrogrades
Lastly, May 23rd kicks off retrograde season. On this day, Saturn goes retrograde in Aquarius until October 10th. Retrogrades are a good time to revisit anything major that we have been dealing with. Now we have the opportunity to reevaluate and set new boundaries, or find new ways to deal with our responsibilities. Saturn is the taskmaster, so there may be times where we feel burdened, but by the end of this retrograde, we will find that we have grown enormously in these areas.
Mercury then goes retrograde on May 29th. We all know that communication can be a huge issue during a mercury retrograde, but this time, it falls in Gemini, which is the sign of communication. Make sure to think before you speak. Double check any words you want to say or texts/emails you send, as it will be easy to make mistakes or say something we will quickly regret. On the other hand, it is a great time to speak your truth, particularly in regards to your wants and needs. It is also a good opportunity to look at where you may have been influenced by others’ opinions and begin to form your own instead. As we know, this retrograde is also notorious for upsets with technology, so try to be as patient as you can for now.
In a nutshell, the rest of this month will bring changes at lightening speed, whether that is actual change, or else a change or mindset. June brings even more of this, as well as a Solar Eclipse in Gemini on June 10th and the third Saturn Uranus Square on June 14th. I will write more about all this at the end of May.