Welcome to Auchterlonie on Astrology, a look at the week of May 20 through May 26, including the first day of Gemini, and a lunar eclipse on Wednesday, May 26.
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Now, the week ahead:
Thursday, May 20: Happy birthday to all Geminis out there. Today, the Sun enters Gemini and the Gemini season officially starts. With Mercury, Venus and the north node already in Gemini, you may feel that the Gemini season has started a long time ago. But it is really when the Sun is in the sign that we get the full experience. Gemini is a very curious, witty, expressive, verbal and intellectual energy. Gemini is the jack of all trades of the zodiac, without having the know-it-all Jupiter/Sag attitude. Because Gemini energy is intrinsically curious, we will actually get to pay attention to what is going on, and approach things with a beginner’s mind. And this is when we usually finally find solutions to old problems that felt impossible to solve in the past. It was on May 20, 1932 that Amelia Earhart took off all alone in her single engine plane from Newfoundland. Seventeen hours later she landed in a field in Ireland, becoming the first woman to fly across the Atlantic. Five years later, she disappeared somewhere over the Pacific Ocean.
Friday, May 21: The day starts with a conflict between heart and mind. Thinking gets you one answer. But that doesn’t feel right. Hold on, because by this evening you will feel the right way. Especially the right way for you! On May 21, 1927, Charles Lindbergh flew solo on that same crossing.
Saturday, May 22: Yesterday we saw a conflict between hearts ands minds. Today there is a potential disagreement between a memory and current ideas, or difficulties with a project requiring imagination. Resolving this impasse today will save a situation from stalling completely. Novak Djokovic celebrates birthday #34 today. He is ranked #1 in men’s tennis. One of the greatest of all time.
Sunday, May 23: When the slowest visible planet stations retrograde, the world doesn’t turn upside down as it does when Mercury or Mars go retrogradw . . . but Saturn’s retrograde stations rarely go unnoticed, even if for different reasons. If some things in your life went on by inertia, or they were kind of sluggish, now they will stop working altogether. Imagine you have an old car that takes ages to start. You expect any moment to crash, and unsurprisingly, one day the car does crash. It’s not that you haven’t seen it coming. But the fact that it has stopped working will finally push you to do something about it. Now the problem becomes obvious, it becomes tangible, it becomes a reality. You can’t just get away with it anymore. When Saturn goes retrograde, you will finally stop, so you can reassess an area of your life that is not working as well as it could be. Saturn retrograde is an opportunity to rethink and re-engineer that sector of your life. By the time Saturn goes direct, you will find a new solution, a new operating model, that will improve your life in the long run. Saturn is retro until the end of September.
It was May 23, 1873 that the new country of Canada formed the Northwest Mounted Police. In 1904 it became The Royal Canadian North West Mounted Police. Today, they are mostly known as the RCMP and are still headline news.
Monday, May 24: The unofficial start to summer in Canada is today – Victoria Day. In many parts of the country, today is a holiday. Astrologically it may prove to be a test of truth or dare. Saturn makes for a serious Monday, whether or not it is a holiday for you. Be honest with yourself and it will be easier. Queen Victoria was born May 24, 1819 and ruled for 63 years and seven months, until her death in 1901.
Tuesday, May 25: The focus today is on Mars. That means on all things Martian. Like health and our physical selves. Like work, especially physical labour. And like our heads. Not our minds, but our noggins. We are in a generous mood and giving seems to be the way today. It was May 25, 1977 that the first Star Wars film was released. Directed by George Lucas, it starred Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, and Carrie Fisher.
Wednesday, May 26: One of the highlights of the month is, of course, the full Moon and total lunar eclipse in Sagittarius. The eclipse is at 5 degrees Sagittarius and it is a south node eclipse, so it is a culmination of what we’ve been building and creating since the nodes have shifted into Gemini and Sagittarius.
On the east coast of North America, it will be visible starting at 4:45 a.m. and lasts about two hours. As with all full Moons, emotions are highly energized, this time in a Sagittarian way. We feel like we know it all. (And likely, we do.) Happy anniversary to Brian and Mila Mulroney, married May 26, 1973.
And that’s AonA for this week. On May 29, Mercury goes retrograde and on May 31, the Sun makes a connection it makes only once a year. Next week is very important.
Until then, as Joni Mitchell said, shine on.