Sunday: Happy Mother's Day to all. The earth and waters act as mothers too, nourishing and offering birth and growth. Along with earthly mothers, acknowledge spirit mothers today, providing guidance and support in either known or unknown ways. Animal mothers come forward in spirit as I write this. Fox, bear, whale, hen may be studied, observed or called forth in meditation on this day of Mothers. Astrologically, it's Aries to Taurus Moon. Aries Moon squares Pluto bringing up complexities, perhaps inner conflict of what we want vs what we know. Trust your own intuition especially where assertion of power is needed. Can quietly standing in your power mean as much or more than bold action? Or is that action called for? Negotiate the right amount of activation for each situation. Aries Moon aligns with Jupiter in visionary Aquarius for stepping into uncharted and exciting territory. Notice the call to something fresh and inspiring as we move toward Tuesday's New Moon. Use Aries Moon time to clear away any perceived blocks or physically remove clutter. Void of course Moon 6:50 to 7:46 pm is down time before Taurus Moon arrives. Finish a project or recommit to a plan of action tonight. Wear Pink.
Monday: Taurus Moon in harmony with Mars in Cancer brings up feelings and our challenge, and our benefit, comes in expressing them. Taurus is related to the neck, throat and voice. Today you may experience the lump in your throat that signals strong emotion. Once it clears, find the right words or sing your heart's song to release that energy. Mars is out of element while in Cancer and emotions may get trapped or be expressed in unintentional ways, randomly or angrily. This effect extends into tomorrow as well. Another two day influence comes from Uranus. Today the Moon and Uranus combine forces in Taurus. This happens monthly and can feel rocky or uncertain. The Moon also squares Saturn in Aquarius and we'll experience this as stuck points where it's difficult to reach consensus and work together. However, with effort a square situation can turn out well. Today, we may need to dig deep for patience, calm, steadiness and reassurance. This is the day before New Moon. Prepare for the next monthly journey which takes us into Mercury retrograde and plenty of Gemini influence. Make a step by step plan that includes some flexibility. Today's color is Black.
Tuesday: New Moon in Taurus at 3 pm EST, most closely supported by Neptune, planet of imagination, water, romance, and dreams. Some of us will experience the healing qualities of this New Moon and really feel new perspective, positive outlook and fresh starts. Some may be rocked by Mars alignment to Uranus. This sextile speaks to sudden and quick acting events, some emotionally driven, some with strong emotional responses. The spectrum runs from daring and spontaneous to accidental and shocking. You could be highly motivated or have an excess of feeling that you don't know how to direct. It's very likely that we'll feel this New Moon, possibly even like a Full Moon, with rising and increasing type of energy. New Moon possibilities include falling in love or lust, issues around building and renovation, earth tremors and high waters such as surf and tides, the beginning of a very important project or start of a similar business, and major family events and news. Today's color is White.
Wednesday: Taurus Moon in harmony with Pluto feels constructive from the inside out. What's been gestating as an idea or secret begins to take form in more tangible or viewable ways. The Moon also squares Jupiter before Jupiter's big move to Pisces on Thursday evening. The square brings up emotional aspects related to what we're manifesting and may result in questions such as "Is this right for me, and is this the best for the whole group?" Though it is a square and indicates some negotiation and sorting through, the result may be very positive. You will know this if your heart and mind feel aligned and if others' hearts are fully in and backing the process. In Aquarius, Jupiter highlights growth and technology for the greater good of all. Jupiter's move to Pisces will shift the influence of this benevolent planet. For just 20 minutes the Moon is void of course, then moving to Gemini at 8:43 am EST. In a sense, Gemini season takes over early now that Venus and Mercury are both there. Mercury, the communication planet, aligns with Saturn in Aquarius, encouraging agreements and plans in the workplace, among volunteers and group members working for the community. The Moon and Venus then meet in Gemini for social connection, sharing of ideas and feeling aligned with one another. New relationships are fueled by this Moon meeting. Long term partners may share a new interest or activity that feels fun, spontaneous and mind opening. Friendships form. Today's color is Yellow.
Thursday: The Taurus Sun and Neptune in Pisces are in harmony, enhancing this morning, leading to good feelings between us, and hopeful news or attitudes. Romances flourish. We may tend to see the bright side and positive attributes of people, places and plans. The Moon is in Gemini, a sign related to the mind, words and intelligence. The Moon aligns with Saturn in Aquarius and meets Mercury, both of which speak to making agreements and outlining or drawing up specific course of action. It's a day for some serious thinking and figuring out. At 6:36 pm EST, Jupiter moves to Pisces, a place of healing, intuition, and creativity. In June, Jupiter will retrograde in this sign and move back into Aquarius from July 28th to December 29th. If you're an Aquarius or feel this is important to you, just know you have not felt the last of Jupiter's wisdom and abundance. The Jupiter shift takes us on a more feeling course of psychic sensibility, growth, inner wisdom and deep connection with nature. In contrast, Jupiter in Aquarius is logical, precise, and intellectually driven, related to community and the external, technological world. Today's color is Blue.
Friday: Gemini Moon squares Neptune and is then void of course from 6:51 am to 9:30 pm EST. Taking the day off from work could be a good plan. This square can confuse matters, involve misinformation and point out where we don't see eye to eye. Deception, intended or unintended, could be an issue. Fact check and edit carefully. One of today's challenges, that could turn out well and be worth working with, is to take words and pictures and blend them. What are the visuals that match the message? Another way to use the tension of this square is to create a magical, spiritual, sacred space. This could be in the garden, at work or at home. Today be careful with your choices of words, do not spread misinformation or anything you cannot prove beyond reasonable doubt, and spend time with your own vision, reimagining. During void Moon you might get a bit lost either in thought or in sense of place. Plan for extra time during commutes and travels. Cancer Moon from 9:30 pm through most of the weekend. Today's color is Light Green.
Saturday: Cancer Moon meets Uranus at 8:35 pm EST, echoing and revisiting New Moon time earlier this week. Family and home matters are especially likely to be newsworthy and changing in unexpected ways. Uranus shakes the foundation and creates shifts. Plans must change accordingly. After midnight, the Moon will also meet Mars, strongly stirring the emotional waters. This weekend appears to focus on personal and deeply meaningful matters. Be gentle with each other and realizing that changes, especially quick and spontaneous ones, are stressful even when they are positive. Do not remain attached to one way of being or doing things when clearly the plan must change. Today's color is Black.
Yoga schedule weekly:
Yin/Yang Monday morning 9-10 am Stretching postures followed by strengthening and dynamic movement. Virtual through Scarborough Yoga
Gentle & Restore Yoga Wednesday 8-9 am Virtual through Breathing Room
Chakra Flow Thursday 5:30-6:45 pm In Studio & Virtual. Sign up for virtual through Breathing Room and receive the recording on Friday for two days of access.
This week the theme is our Throat Chakra and it's flows with other chakras. The postures tend to be slow and deliberate in this subtle energy based class. We work with emotions, the winds and channels of the body, and engage in self awareness and self care. Every class has a workshop feel.
Have a lovely week! Robin