May 25—First Quarter Moon: Manifesting. This lunar cycle* began in the liminal zone where Taurus (fixed earth) handed over the reins to Gemini (mutable air)—on the edge between earth and air. Each sign is a season that adds to the momentum of the year. Aries season is when life springs back, then moves to Taurus, where that life is given roots to thrive, and then diversifies in Gemini so that life can generate new life. The natural world models the process but this pattern plays out in our intentions too. An intention needs the Aries fire to push itself out into the world, but then must become rooted in reality to have a chance of thriving. Once we feel secure, we need to let it go into the world to be influenced by others. This hardening process is important for all our dreams. Have you had to let go of attachments so your dreams can fly? At this phase of the Moon, we consciously work on manifestation. The transits of the moment are providing important lessons and opportunities to help us make our dreams real.
Saturday, May 30. The Sun and Mercury always meet in the middle of a Mercury retrograde period. Assigning mythic qualities to the Sun and Mercury, we could imagine this scenario: the messenger arrives at court to deliver messages to the king. What important conversations will they have? A seed is planted to give meaning to this journey of Mercury through Gemini. Since this lunar cycle is about the Gemini mission to fertilize our intentions with new experiences, this could be a significant moment in letting our dreams fly. Just like growing children, we have to let them go off on their own at some point. With the Moon in Scorpio, don’t be surprised if this triggers a desire to hang on even more.
Sunday, May 31. Yesterday, the Sun in Gemini (mutable air) connected with retrograde Mercury. Today, the Sun makes a square to Neptune in Pisces (mutable water). At the core of these transits is a need to surrender logic and rationality. The heart knows the world is stranger than we can ever comprehend with our minds alone. Sometimes this process of expanding awareness is filled with sorrow and grief as we suddenly understand there is no separation between us. This is that kind of day. Be gentle with yourself yet be bold in your expansion into deeper connection.