The transit, or moving, planets can impact your natal chart as they move through the Zodiac, and way they can do this is when they make an aspect to any of your natal planets. An aspect means they are at specific distances from your natal planets, and these can have beneficial or challenging effects. We're going to focus on transit Ceres aspects to your natal planets!
Ceres in Astrology
Ceres is a dwarf planet in astrology (like Pluto), and is the planet of nourishment. It rules what we need for nourishment and support, how we provide this for others, and our resources and how we use them. Ceres connects to money, and is argued to be the ruler of Taurus.
In transit, Ceres brings this energy to whatever it's touching in your natal chart. When it's aspecting a natal planet, it can bring this energy in a beneficial or challenging way.
We're going to focus on the major aspects (conjunction, sextile/trine, and square/opposition). Transit Ceres aspects usually last 1-2 weeks.
Transit Ceres Aspects to the Natal Planets
Transit Ceres to Natal Sun
Transit Ceres sextile or trine natal Sun can bring helpful energy for nurturing yourself. You can feel supported, and you can take care of your own needs. You may feel you have enough resources, and can access anything you need to.
Transit Ceres square or opposite natal Sun can bring challenging energy for nurturing yourself. You may lack the support you need, lack the resources you need, and have difficulty accessing anything. You may need to work through a minor block.
Transit Ceres conjunct natal Sun can make you super nurturing and supportive of others, and you can give this to yourself as well. You can be very earthy and grounded, and you can have all of the resources you want. You may feel abundant and wise.
Transit Ceres to Natal Moon
Transit Ceres sextile or trine natal Moon can make you feel more supported emotionally. You can take care of your emotional needs, and as you feel more secure, you can help others to feel secure as well. You can tend to domestic matters.
Transit Ceres square or opposite natal Moon can make you feel unsupported emotionally. You may lack what you need to take care of your emotional needs, and feel insecure. This can make you withdraw, and you may need some space from others.
Transit Ceres conjunct natal Moon can make you super emotionally supportive of others, and you can be a rock for someone. You can use your resources powerfully, and you can understand intuitively what you need for emotional nourishment.
Transit Ceres to Natal Mercury
Transit Ceres sextile or trine natal Mercury can make it easier for you to come up with ways to get and give support. You can voice your support for others more easily, and you can feel your mental needs are taken care of, or you have what you need to take care of them.
Transit Ceres square or opposite natal Mercury can make it harder for you to be vocal with your support, and you may instead be more vocal about what you don't support. You may struggle with come up with ideas to use your resources.
Transit Ceres conjunct natal Mercury can push you to speak up about your support for others, ideas, or plans, and you can be careful with how you say it so you'r fully understood. You can think about ways to improve security in your life, and make plans for using your resources well.
Transit Ceres to Natal Venus
Transit Ceres sextile or trine natal Venus can make you more supportive in your relationships, and you can feel secure in your time spent with others. You can be more grounding in your relationships, and can use resources to help others.
Transit Ceres square or opposite natal Venus can bring some issues in your dealings with others. You may not feel supported, or may struggle to give the support others needs. You or they may withdraw, and avoid dealing with the issue altogether.
Transit Ceres conjunct natal Venus can make you seem and feel super sensual, super grounded, and super affection with those you love. You may want to splurge on loved ones or use resources you have to do something big for them. This can be strong feminine energy as well (no matter your gender).
Transit Ceres to Natal Mars
Transit Ceres sextile or trine natal Mars can give you more energy and drive to get and give support. You can work on improving security in your life, and you can have the energy you need to take care of your needs, and care for others.
Transit Ceres square or opposite natal Mars can make you frustrated with lack, and you may feel you don't have enough, and can be insecure. This can make you lash out, and you need to have a healthy outlet, otherwise you can be insensitive.
Transit Ceres conjunct natal Mars can make you more focused on taking care of yourself, especially physically, and you can be driven to tend to your needs. You can take action to improve security and have more resources at your reach.
Transit Ceres to Natal Ceres
Transit Ceres sextile or trine natal Ceres can make it easy to focus on your own needs and the needs of others. You can use your resources well, tend to money matters, and this can be good money energy.
Transit Ceres square or opposite natal Ceres can make it more difficult for you to take care of your needs or the needs of others, and you may feel you don't have the resources to do that. This may be challenging money energy.
Transit Ceres conjunct natal Ceres gives you a Ceres Return, and this may bring important developments with your needs, the way you help others, nourishment and support, and resources and money matters.
Transit Ceres to Natal Jupiter
Transit Ceres sextile or trine natal Jupiter can help you expand your resources so you're able to have more when you need it, and you can feel more upbeat about your life in general. This can be good energy for financial matters, and you can be optimistic and share this with others.
Transit Ceres square or opposite natal Jupiter might make you feel you don't have the opportunities you'd like for security, or you may feel you've gone too far with things like spending or eating and need to pull back. There can be an overabundance to deal with.
Transit Ceres conjunct natal Jupiter can bring great abundance to you, and there can be great financial opportunities, opportunities for growth, or opportunities for vast new resources. You can be super nurturing, and extra generous.
Transit Ceres to Natal Saturn
Transit Ceres sextile or trine natal Saturn can help stabilize your needs, and you can feel more secure. You can manage your responsibilities well, and you can take care of others in the right way. You can bring nurturing energy to your goals.
Transit Ceres square or opposite natal Saturn can make you feel extra restricted and limited with your resources, and you may not have what you need, or at least think or feel you don't (even if you actually do). You may have difficulty managing responsibilities and feel overwhelmed.
Transit Ceres conjunct natal Saturn can make it important for you to focus on the needs that are most important and addressing them, but doing so in the right way. If you do, you can see rewards; if you don't, you may feel more frustrated.
Transit Ceres to Natal Uranus
Transit Ceres sextile or trine natal Uranus can help you stay true to yourself and your own individual needs. You can feel more comfortable with doing things differently, and may come up with new, unconventional ways of using your resources and managing finances.
Transit Ceres square or opposite natal Uranus can bring unexpected issues that make it challenging to meet your needs or be true to yourself. You may feel thrown by something, and have to stay flexible and adjust on the fly, otherwise it can be hard to maneuver.
Transit Ceres conjunct natal Uranus can make you embrace unexpected, unconventional ways of taking care of your needs or providing support, or you might work on a major change to improve security and bring new resources to your life.
Transit Ceres to Natal Neptune
Transit Ceres sextile or trine natal Neptune can make you very supportive of others, and you likely want to take care of their needs as much as you can. You can be extra compassionate and understanding, and can make sacrifices to help.
Transit Ceres square or opposite natal Neptune can make it difficult for you to determine what is needed, and you may struggle with controlling resources or finances. You may be easily duped, and need to work on boundaries. Something may slip from your grasp.
Transit Ceres conjunct natal Neptune can make you super supportive, nurturing, and giving, and you empathy can be off the charts. But, you may have zero boundaries with this, and you need to make sure you're not giving absolutely everything away.
Transit Ceres to Natal Pluto
Transit Ceres sextile or trine natal Pluto can make it easier for you to take control of your resources and finances, and you can feel empowered. This can help you to support those around you, and you may be a bit of a force.
Transit Ceres square or opposite natal Pluto can bring out power struggles over resources and money. You may have to fight to assert your power, and may have to deal with unscrupulous people. There may be deeper issues at play that need to be addressed.
Transit Ceres conjunct natal Pluto can bring a transformation with your needs, the way you support others, your finances, or security. This can come quickly, and you can feel more in control and more passionate about what passes.
Transit Ceres to Natal Chiron
Transit Ceres sextile or trine natal Chiron can help you focus on your needs for healing and growth. You can take care of yourself, have a gentle hands with yourself and others, and you can use resources to help with healing in any way.
Transit Ceres square or opposite natal Chiron can make it difficult for you to use resources for healing and growth, and you may feel you lack what you need. You can feel more insecure and old wounds related to not having enough can get picked open.
Transit Ceres conjunct natal Chiron can help you to focus on healing old wounds related to lack and insecurity, and you can feel more whole. You can spend more time helping others with their wounds as well, and use resources to help.
Suggested Reading: Transit Ceres in the Houses
Ceres will soon leave Gemini and enter Cancer. Ceres has been back and forth between Gemini and Taurus since May 2021, so this is the first time Ceres will leave those signs in about a year!
What is Ceres in astrology?
Ceres is technically a dwarf planet (like Pluto) but in astrology, we call it an asteroid (as it was before the dwarf planet designation). Ceres is super nurturing, supportive, caring, and there for you. I describe it as a supercharged Moon (maybe mixed with a little Venus).
You can find Ceres in your own chart on astro.com (in Extended Chart Selection, click on Additional Objects, and select Ceres from the menu).
Ceres in Cancer Dates:
General Impact of Ceres in Cancer:
Ceres can be pretty comfortable in Cancer since Ceres is ruler of nourishment and is like a supercharged Moon (mixed with some Venus), and the Moon is the ruler of Cancer. With Ceres in Cancer, we can be extra supportive and encouraging of those we care about, and we can make more time to help them.
We may want to give ourselves more emotional nourishment as well, and we can tend to our emotional needs. No more putting them aside and letting them go unmet. We can take care of ourselves emotionally, and want to be around those who support us. It goes both ways.
This can be great energy to focus on the home, and we can prioritize making our home a nourishing, supportive place. We want to be more comfortable there, so this can be a time to redecorate or renovate. If moving, you may give more attention to the places you feel comfortable in.
This can also be a time for family, and we can be more supportive of those we view as family. Some may expand their family, and this can be a good time for pregnancy and parenthood.
Ceres in Cancer Aspects:
So that's it for Ceres in Cancer! Ceres is moving ahead quickly now, so it won't be in Cancer for very long. We likely welcome the change in energy and the faster pace after dealing with Gemini and Taurus for so long!
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Taurus is a slow sign that doesn't want to rush with anything. It takes its time, and connects with the moment, allowing it to be grounded and flourish.
The areas of life ruled by the house that falls in Taurus can be areas where you need to ground yourself in order to make good use of the energy.
Taurus is an earth sign, along with Virgo and Capricorn. The earth signs are connected to the Earth and the physical world, and this helps them to be more practical and focused.
Taurus is also a fixed sign, along with Leo, Scorpio, and Aquarius. The fixed signs are fixed in place, so this helps Taurus to be stable and keep itself grounded.
Venus, the planet of love, is the natural ruler of Taurus. Venus is sensual, indulgent, and connected to the body and the physical world, and benefits from being grounded and relaxed.
1st house: The 1st house rules the self, so with a Taurus 1st house, you may be someone who appears to be grounded, even when you don't feel like you are. You can work to ground yourself physically, and you may feel like life works out better for you overall when you're grounded.
2nd house: The 2nd house rules money and values, so with a Taurus 2nd house, you may need to ground yourself financially. You may need to have a solid spending and saving plan, and not get caught up in money worries. You may find you can ground yourself via your values.
3rd house: The 3rd house rules communication and the mind, so with a Taurus 3rd house, you may need to ground your mind. QWhen you feel mentally grounded, you can make decisions easily, come up with plans quickly, open up with others, and have the ideas you need.
4th house: The 4th house rules the home and family, so with a Taurus 4th house, you may need to ground your home and family life. You may need this to be slow and steady, a comfortable place, and you can benefit from grounding yourself internally, at your core.
5th house: The 5th house rules love, so with a Taurus 5th house, you may need to ground your heart. The more grounded you are, the better your love relationships can be, and you can enjoy yourself more when you feel grounded in life.
6th house: The 6th house rules work and daily life, so with a Taurus 6th house, you may need to ground yourself in your daily life. You may do small grounding exercises on a daily basis, and this can keep your stress under control. You may find your work helps to ground you.
7th house: The 7th house rules relationships, so with a Taurus 7th house, you may feel you can ground yourself through your relationships and partnerships. You may also attract people to you who seem very grounded, and this can be something you admire.
8th house: The 8th house rules transformations, so with a Taurus 8th house, you may ground yourself by transforming, or need to ground yourself in order to transform. You may need to ground your power, keeping it quieter, or find being comfortable in your power helps to ground you.
9th house: The 9th house rules higher learning and travel, so with a Taurus 9th house, you may ground yourself via travel or learning. You can find either experience to be soothing, and you can open up more to travel and learning when you're grounded.
10th house: The 10th house rules your goals and direction, so with a Taurus 10th house, you may set grounding as a goal in your life, and you can achieve more of your goals when you feel grounded. You may find it easier to stay on your path when you're grounded.
11th house: The 11th house rules your friends and dreams, so with a Taurus 11th house, you may find it easier to pursue your dreams when you're grounded, or grounding yourself may be one of your dreams. You can take an unconventional approach to grounding yourself.
12th house: The 12th house rules the hidden, so with a Taurus 12th house, you may ground yourself quietly and when alone. Time to yourself can help soothe you and it can be easier to ground. Your spiritually may help feed your grounding, or grounding may help open you up spiritually.
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Basic predictive astrology focuses on the transit, or moving, bodies through the Zodiac and what they're doing to your natal chart. You can do this with any body, and we're going to focus on Ceres touring your natal houses
Ceres in Astrology
Ceres is a dwarf planet in astrology (like Pluto), and is the planet of nourishment. It rules what we need for nourishment and support, how we provide this for others, and our resources and how we use them. Ceres connects to money, and is argued to be the ruler of Taurus.
In transit, Ceres brings this energy to whatever it's touching in your natal chart. The natal house transit Ceres is touring gets this energy with whatever it rules. We may need more support, use more resources, or tackle money matters.
Transit Ceres in the Natal Houses:
Transit Ceres in the 1st House
Transit Ceres in the 1st house can make you connect personally with Ceres. You can be more grounded, earthy, and supportive, and can get a lot of support from others. Your finances and resources may be more important to you, and you can get started with new ventures that help you feel more secure. You can pamper yourself and take care of your own needs.
Transit Ceres in the 2nd House
Transit Ceres in the 2nd house can make you extra focused on money matters and your resources. You can work on improving your financial situation, expanding abundance in many ways in your life, and making better use of the resources you have. You can be much more sensual as well, and may want to slow things down to indulge and engage in self-care.
Transit Ceres in the 3rd House
Transit Ceres in the 3rd house can make you more supportive via communication. You can be vocal about your support for those in your life, and you can appreciate that in return. You can be more cautious with your words, giving great care to how what you say impacts others. You can come up with lots of new ideas and plans for improving your resources and support system.
Transit Ceres in the 4th House
Transit Ceres in the 4th house can make you extra supportive of the people you think of as family. You may want to take care of someone you care about, and can show lots of emotional understanding. You can focus on your resources and money matters at home and with family, and may want to bring more abundance to them. You may work on your needs at your core.
Transit Ceres in the 5th House
Transit Ceres in the 5th house can make you more supportive in love. You can make more of an effort to take care of the needs of your loved ones, and can be super encouraging with those you love. You can be extra generous, especially with your resources and money. In dating, you may want someone with a big heart. You may take an interest in cooking or baking or something with food.
Transit Ceres in the 6th House
Transit Ceres in the 6th house can make you focus on the little needs of yourself and others on a daily basis. You likely want to feel supported everyday, and can show your support for others in small ways. With your work, you may need to be in a supportive environment, otherwise you may withdraw. With your health, you may need to have proper support to make progress with health matters.
Transit Ceres in the 7th House
Transit Ceres in the 7th house can make you more supportive with everyone in your life. You can use resources you have to help others, and you can take care of their needs as much as you can. You may attract supportive, nurturing people to you, and can crave that in a relationship. You may need to work on balancing focus on your own needs with the needs of others.
Transit Ceres in the 8th House
Transit Ceres in the 8th house can make you more passionate about taking care of others, being nurturing, and being supportive. You can use the resources of others to help them or yourself, and you can benefit from mutually supportive connections. There can be extra attention on money matters that directly impact others. You may work on a transformation with your needs and nurturing energy.
Transit Ceres in the 9th House
Transit Ceres in the 9th house can make you more nurturing of others in an optimistic, happy way. You can be more supportive by having new experiences and opening yourself up more to the world. Your wisdom may be a valuable resource you can use to help others. You may learn about bigger ways you can be of help.
Transit Ceres in the 10th House
Transit Ceres in the 10th house can bring your nurturing energy to your goals and ambitions. You can take great care of them, and as you nurture them and feel nurtured yourself, you can make more progress and achieve, and this can be a good financial period. You may set goals to be more supportive or expand your support system, and may take care of those older than you. You can take on more responsibilities to help others.
Transit Ceres in the 11th House
Transit Ceres in the 11th house can make you more nurturing and supportive of your friends. You can help them with their needs, and nourish your friendships. You can also be more supportive in groups you belong to, and can be more invested in causes you champion. You may take a gentle approach to your dreams for the future, and work on change that makes you more secure.
Transit Ceres in the 12th House
Transit Ceres in the 12th house can make you super supportive, nurturing, and encouraging in the background, and you can shy away from the spotlight for now. You can make sacrifices that will help others, and without needing any acknowledgement. You can take care of someone, but need to make sure you're taking care of yourself too. You can focus on your spiritual needs, and letting go can open up more resources for you.
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Our second Mercury retrograde in 2022 hits mid-May to early June, and travels through both Gemini and Taurus. What will this do for us?
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The Basics - What is Mercury retrograde?
A retrograde occurs when a planet appears to be moving backwards from our vantage point here on Earth. It isn't actually moving backwards, it just appears that way. Mercury turns retrograde most often, about 3-4 times per year, and lasts for several weeks. When a planet retrogrades, what that planet rules tends to be thrown off, along with what the sign it's retrograding in rules.
With Mercury retrograde, we experience a shadow and a storm. The shadow period starts when Mercury first hits the point in the Zodiac it will turn direct at, and ends when it last hits the point in the Zodiac it will turn retrograde at.
Most people don't feel the effects of Mercury retrograde until it enters the storm period though. The storm period of Mercury retrograde is when Mercury is moving at its slowest, less than 40 minutes per day. Mercury is a fast-moving planet and hates it when it's moving slowly. There's usually two storm periods, one around the time Mercury turns retrograde, and one around when it turns direct.
Mercury Retrograde in Gemini & Taurus 2022 Key Dates:
Mercury Retrograde Effects:
The second Mercury retrograde for 2022 begins in air sign Gemini, and this is the last to impact Gemini for a few years. With Mercury being the natural ruler of Gemini, its retrograde in Gemini can be especially challenging for communication and expression. That has been the case for the last few years, and we may find we become aware of issues now that we need to work on quickly before moving on.
We can be extra busy, with plenty to do, which might make us scattered and lack focus. We're just pulled in too many directions. Or, we may not have enough to do, and that makes us anxious and restless. Our mind goes wonky and we need more to occupy it. We need to find middle ground between the two.
This can be a good time to pick back up an old idea or plan and put it to good use quickly, or to study something you've studied before and need a refresher with or want to go further with.
Mercury goes backward into Taurus on May 22nd, and this can make us feel stale and stuck. Energy slows waaaaay down, and we may be immovable. We can get stubborn, and this can get us even more stuck. We have to keep moving, even just a tiny bit.
We can get extra frustrated, and this can cause us to lash out at times. But that just gives us more trouble, so try to avoid that. Have a healthy outlet for frustrated energy before this retrograde even begins so you don't have to worry about it.
This can be helpful energy for reconnecting with the moment and being more present in your life. Maybe things don't need to be rushed right now, and taking time to just be can help with stress.
Jupiter also enters Aries on the same day the retrograde begins (almost 12 hours later), so there is big change energy. We may want to rush into something thanks to Jupiter in Aries, but we have to be smart and take care of old stuff first before we can move on.
The retrograde ends square (hard aspect) Saturn in Aquarius and sextile (beneficial aspect) Neptune in Pisces. This can show we're feeling a little restricted, maybe overwhelmed thanks to Saturn, but can find getting rest, time alone, or taking care of spiritual needs helps uplift you thanks to Neptune. I've got my eye on the potential for a natural disaster at the end of this retrograde too, unfortunately.
Eclipse Season + Mercury Retrograde:
Eclipse season and Mercury retrograde have some overlap, with the Scorpio lunar eclipse occurring on May 16th. The end of Mercury retrograde is opposite the lunar eclipse point, so we may feel it strongly leading into June. Emotional energy can be quite intense, and we need to avoid letting it overtake us.
The Taurus solar eclipse occurs before Mercury retrograde starts, on April 30th, but with the retrograde ending in Taurus, the solar eclipse may show second chances. Solar eclipses are times for new beginnings, while Mercury retrograde has us looking back. Put them together, and we may want to try again.
Mercury Retrograde in Gemini & Taurus 2022 Aspects:
During the retrograde, Mercury will make 4 major aspects to the other transit (moving) planets. They are:
- Conjunct the Sun on May 21st 2022 @ 0 degrees Gemini: This is the Inferior Conjunction, a positive point in the retrograde for starting something that can be a focus for the next 6-8 weeks; find where it falls in your chart, and that may be where you can start something.
- Sextile Jupiter on May 19th 2022 @ 1 degree Gemini/Aries: This can give great energy for opportunities and expansion, especially expanding in ways we have before or wanted to before. We can be more optimistic, and this can be good energy leading into the Inferior Conjunction.
- Sextile Mars on May 23rd @ 29 degrees Taurus/Pisces: This gives us some good energy and drive to make use of, and we can feel motivated to take action, especially with this aspect occuring at 29 degrees, the anaretic degree. This is super high energy, and we're ready to jump to action. We just need to make sure we're not being impulsive.
- Trine Pluto on May 25th 2022 @ 28 degrees Taurus/Capricorn: This helps give us some power and control, and is in effect pretty much the whole time Mercury is in Taurus. We can find solutions, do research, and transform, and find renewed energy.
The Moons of Mercury Retrograde:
The Moon travels through both signs Mercury naturally rules as well as Taurus during this retrograde. The retrograde starts with the Moon already in Virgo (ruled by Mercury) as of May 9th (6:53PM ET/3:53PM PT) until May 12th (2:35AM ET/May 11th 11:35PM PT), which can increase anxiousness and stress, and we need to take better care of ourselves.
The Moon is in Gemini (ruled by Mercury) May 29th (1:23PM ET/10:23AM PT) to June 1st (1:49AM ET/May 30th 10:49PM PT), which can increase scattered, unfocused energy and a need for a mental outlet. Mercury is no longer in Gemini by this time.
The Moon is in the same sign as the retrograde in Taurus on May 27th (2:23AM ET/11:23PM PT) to May 29th (1:23PM ET/10:23AM PT). This can bring a lot more emotional focus to the retrograde, especially when they conjunct on May 29th (7:15AM ET/4:15AM PT).
This retrograde will be at the anaretic degree when it goes back to Taurus, May 22nd to 24thg. The anaretic degree is crisis energy in transit, so this may trigger some important events and developments, and energy may run high. With Taurus, we're extra frustrated, stubborn, and need to be flexible. There may also be some money issues.
The retrograde starts at 4 degrees Gemini, so those of you Geminis born May 23rd to 28th may feel the start of the retrograde most. The retrograde ends at 26 degrees Taurus, so those of you Taureans born May 14th to 19th may feel the end of the retrograde most.
For the rest of you, check the house(s) Mercury will be retrograding in your own natal chart, and any aspects Mercury will make during its retrograde to your natal planets, to fully understand how it will impact you personally.
If you have Mercury retrograde in your natal or progressed chart, you may not feel the worst of this. Those individuals generally don't experience the difficulties of the retrograde because it feels more natural to them. Of course, chances are everyone else around them doesn't have the same aspect, so they can still experience difficulties brought on by others. If it's in your natal chart, check out this article about Mercury retrograde in the natal chart.
Suggested Reading: The Mercury, Venus, & Mars Retrogrades page for interpretations
May comes with our first lunar eclipse for 2022 in intense Scorpio, and a new moon in intellectual Gemini. What does this mean for us?
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What is a New Moon?
A new moon occurs when the transit (moving) Sun and Moon are in the exact same position in the Zodiac (called a conjunction). New moons are related to beginnings, have high energy, and are enthusiastic.
What is a Lunar Eclipse?
A full moon occurs when the transit (moving) Sun and Moon are in the exact opposite positions in the Zodiac (called an opposition). Full moons are related to endings, culminations, and are emotional energy. Lunar eclipses occur with full moons.
Lunar Eclipse in Scorpio: May 16th 2022 (12:15AM ET/May 15th 2022 @ 9:15PM PT)
The Scorpio lunar eclipse is sure to be quite intense. Scorpio full moons can be quite emotional and intense normally, but when it's a lunar eclipse - look out!
Scorpio is what we hold deep inside, it's the darkness within, and what we run from. The lunar eclipse may bring this out, and we're forced to see what we've been hiding away in the cold light of day. This may be uncomfortable, but is likely necessary. It can make us more emotional, and we likely need a healthy outlet for our intense feelings.
Scorpio rules transformation, so this can be a good time for it. Bring new life to something old and stale, refresh, renovate, and remodel. Make it shiny and new again.
Scorpio also rules other people's money: taxes, debts, loans, inheritances, joint finances, business finances, stocks. These may get more attention, and if things haven't been done right, there can be problems; if things have been done right, it can get even better.
Scorpio is ruler of intimacy, so we can work on growing closer with others. We can strengthen emotional bonds,and this can help us feel more stable and secure. We may be more willing to cut ties with those we don't have these kinds of bonds with, and don't feel we ever will.
This lunar eclipse does come with Mercury retrograde (as of May 10th), but is still in Gemini until May 22nd. Then it enters Taurus, and it ends in Taurus on June 3rd opposite the lunar eclipse point. This might bring out the emotional energy in a big way, and we may see major developments around the end of Mercury retrograde to start June.
The lunar eclipse is trine (positive aspect, 4 signs away) transit (moving) Mars and Neptune in Pisces, sextile (positive aspect, 2 signs away) transit Pluto in Capricorn, and square (hard aspect, 3 signs away) transit Saturn in Aquarius. The trines to Mars and Neptune and sextile to Pluto help us to find personal power, take control, use energy well, trust intuition, be compassionate, and settle issues. But, the square to transit Saturn might hurt, and we can feel overwhelmed by responsibilities, reckless and irresponsible, immature and restricted. We can to avoid dropping everything, otherwise we can see big problems and get derailed.
This lunar eclipse occurs at 25 degrees 18 minutes Scorpio. The aspects to this lunar eclipse are:
Conjunction: 20 degrees 18 minutes - 29 degrees 59 minutes Scorpio
Semisextile: 23 degrees 18 minutes - 27 degrees 18 minutes Libra or Sagittarius
Sextile: 20 degrees 18 minutes - 29 degrees 59 minutes Virgo or Capricorn
Square: 20 degrees 18 minutes - 29 degrees 59 minutes Leo or Aquarius
Trine: 20 degrees 18 minutes - 29 degrees 59 minutes Cancer or Pisces
Quincunx: 23 degrees 18 minutes - 27 degrees 18 minutes Aries or Gemini
Opposition: 20 degrees 18 minutes - 29 degrees 59 minutes Taurus
New Moon in Gemini: May 30th 2022 (7:31AM ET/4:31AM PT)
Gemini new moons are great energy for ideas and plans. Gemini rules the mind and communication, so we can come up with new ideas and plans, pursue opportunities to take action with them, and can be more open with what's on our minds and what we want to do.
We can keep busy, doing more in our communities and neighborhoods, and can share knowledge we have. We may want to expand what we know and do some learning as well.
Mercury, the natural ruler of Gemini, is retrograde for this new moon though (in Taurus), until June 3rd. That might throw us off a little bit, and we may struggle at times with getting any of our new ideas and plans going. It can, however, be helpful for do-overs and second chances, something 2022 has been big for. It can also be a good time to say something over again, re-learn something, or redo something in the community.
The new moon occurs at 9 degrees 3 minutes Gemini. The aspects to this new moon are:
Conjunction: 7 degrees 3 minutes - 11 degrees 3 minutes Gemini
Sextile: 7 degrees 3 minutes - 11 degrees 3 minutes Aries or Leo
Square: 7 degrees 3 minutes - 11 degrees 3 minutes Virgo or Pisces
Trine: 7 degrees 3 minutes - 11 degrees 3 minutes Libra or Aquarius
Opposition: 7 degrees 3 minutes - 11 degrees 3 minutes Sagittarius
Suggested Reading: The New & Full Moons page for general interpretations