It’s the 21st week of the year and the card of the week is the Two of Swords. Due to Mercury Retrograde clouding our vision, we’re prone to drown in the illusion of how we want things to be. The woman on the card has her arms crossed in front of her. She holds two swords, which rule the realm of the mind and intellect and she’s blindfolded. The blindfold this week is the aspects that Mercury and Neptune will make to prevent us from seeing things clearly. This will force us into introspective thinking to find out what we really need in order to achieve balance. It’s the 21st week of the year, which totals 3 in numerology. This is a reminder that things are coming together and once the planets blindfold, you may be faced with a bit of a surprise at how things worked out when you were in the fog. So although it’s best to let things happen passively during Mercury Retrograde, you need to try to keep a grounded mind as much as you can because there’s a difference between letting things just happen and refusing to see why things are happening. Another note I want to make is that 3 and 2 show up three times this week (222 and 333). Therefore, the biggest message in the numbers is that only through balance will you be able to build a foundation for something that will last.
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Sunday 5/24/15 9 of Pentacles
Moon Void of Course at 6:49 AM EST
The 9 of Pentacles is a card that I jokingly call the “Free Bird” card. Here we have a woman who is surrounded by abundance in a lush garden. She’s independent and completely self-sufficient. The bird of prey she keeps comes and goes as it pleases as does she. The freedom depicted on the 9 of Pentacles is yours today as the Moon conjuncts with Jupiter, signaling big changes on the way to help you live the life you dream of. The Moon makes a trine with Uranus, giving you the imagination to visualize what you want. Mercury Retrograde is a great time for release and this aspect gives you the creativity to see what you need to let go of to manifest the future you want. The number of the day is 1(0) signaling that an ending is close at hand (also note that the pentacles is numbered 9, the last number before the resolution of the cycle). This ending on the horizon will allow you to experience the promise of the 9 of Pentacles even if it is painful at first.
Mantra: “’Cause I’m as free as a bird now/And this bird you cannot change.” (yes, I totally went there).
Monday 5/25/15 King of Wands
First Quarter 1:19 PM EST
Moon Enters Virgo at 4:52 AM EST
The First Quarters is a time to overcome whatever obstacles are holding you back from what you want to manifest with the approaching Full Moon. Since it’s Mercury Retrograde, it’s best to focus your manifestations on completing things that have already been put into motion because anything started at this time has a good chance at failing. The card of the day is the King of Wands. The King is a powerful, fiery figure who wants to change the world and has the confidence and know how to actually do it. He is strong, confident and a great source of empowerment for those who invoke his attributes. The King will help you combat the heavy depressing feeling that may come with the Moon squaring Saturn. The Moon enters Virgo at 4:52 AM EST, giving you the insight to pay attention to the details that need to be addressed to make sure you have all your ducks in a row. The King can also help you overcome the conflicts that may be attributed to the persnickety Moon in Virgo and pugnacious Moon/Sun square with self assurance. Watch out for being too detail oriented as Venus squares Uranus, putting logic and the imagination at odds. The number of the day is 2, a number that calls for balance. The stars tell that today will be a day where tensions in relationships could be strong so make sure to be a wise King, negotiate and choose your battles wisely.
Mantra: Sometimes the best thing to say is nothing at all.
Tuesday 5/26/15 Ace of Cups
Moon Void of Course at 10:21 PM EST
The Card of the day is the Ace of Cups. The Ace of Cups is a card that governs love and emotions. Today the cup of your emotions may overflow as the confusion brought by Mercury Retrograde deepens as the Moon squares Mercury. The Moon will also make a conjunction with Neptune, making you aware that you are being deceived but due to the other aspects, finding the direction and focus you need to bring yourself out of the fog will be a challenge. If you want to drown your demons, you may find out they can swim. Needless to say, this could be really annoying and you could find yourself losing your patience due to lack of communication with others and the mixed up, overwhelming issues about the changes brought by this intense cycle of the stars. You could reach a breaking point when the Moon makes a trine with Pluto and have a much needed but uncomfortable emotional outburst. The number of the day is 3, encouraging us to found our foundation, even if it is just a log bobbing in the water in the middle of a storm. Hold fast and know this too will pass.
Mantra: Keep your head above the water when you can’t see the forest through the trees.
Wednesday 5/27/15 3 of Cups
Moon enters Libra at 5:42 PM
The Three of Cups is a card of celebration and the Moon in Libra is a time for developing deeper partnerships. On the surface, there’s great potential for having a joyous day with the people in your life. But there are several aspects that come into play that could complicate things. First of all, the 3 of Cups, the party card, cautions to watch your consumption from substances to alcohol to food; even if you are feeling the effects of social anxiety and looking for a way to coupe. If you end up in any social situation today, which technically isn’t advisable because it’s a 4 day, Mercury’s conjunction with Mars may leave you feeling uncomfortable with you may not agree with in a group situation. However, the Moon will make a trine with Saturn and this will make it easier for you to agree to disagree with people you come into conflict with or those annoying people at social gatherings that grind at your nerves. The number of the day is 4, calling for us to maintain stability in all affairs. Perhaps the best place to socialize today would be with people near and dear to you in your own home.
I want to mention repeating threes as well. This is the third time that 3 shows up this week, emphasizing the building of foundations and the quest for freedom. Three of the number of the Trinity, two things coming together to make one. This energy is amplified when three is repeated three times. Everything that happens this week will be felt long after Mercury Retrograde is over so stay grounded and aware of your actions.
Mantra: Everything in moderation.
Thursday 5/28/15 The Star
Moon in Libra
The card of the day is The Star, reminding us that there is always hope in every situation that seems hopeless. After all the foggy Mercury and Neptune aspects that have transpired over the past few days, it’s no wonder you’re feeling lost. The Star is a light emerging from the darkness. For performers, artists and other attention seekers, the Star may also point to you being the “star” or center of attention in everything that you do today or in the eyes of someone special. The Moon is in Libra so people who are trying to form deeper partnerships, especially romantic ones, will have the stars on their side. The Moon makes a trine with the sun, the biggest star in our solar system, bringing harmony and peace to all endeavors. The Moon also makes a trine with Mercury, which will make it easy to talk to people and help you form closer bonds with people. The Moon also makes a trine with Mars, bringing vibrant, forceful energy to every aspect of your life. All of these things will come to you passively; all you need to do is just sit back and embrace them. The number of the day is 5, and although it’s usually associated with challenges, due to everything else going on in the cosmos, you will be given a torch to lead yourself out of the haze and back onto your path.
Mantra: The only way to bring light to the darkness is to make it conscious of the light.
Friday 5/29/15 Two of Wands
Moon Void of Course at 4:20 PM
At first glance, the energy of the day doesn’t look that interesting, but once we get into the aspects, there’s a lot of really intense things going on to be aware of., Today has the potential to be the most intense day of the week so listen closely. The Two of Wands looks out to sea, planning for the journey ahead. However, the man pictured on this card knows he cannot undertake the journey if he is not well prepared. He knows that he has the potential to achieve anything because he has the world in his hands, but he also understands the importance of logistics before making a major, life changing decision. And it’s good to mimic the man on this card today because the Moon of Void of Course and Mercury is in Retrograde so it’s not a good time to make life changing decisions anyway. That’s because It’s been a really confusing week and although yesterday shone some light on the situations at hand, there are aspects in the stars warning of deception. The Moon squares Pluto, faintly whispering in your ear the secrets of jealous lies. The Moon squares Venus, encouraging us to hold back and just watch the calm waters and appreciate the beauty of the moment. There is one catch to the energy of the day though: The Moon will also make a conjunction with Uranus, bringing unexpected surprises that may force freedom seekers to take action. In that case, act out of necessity. On the bright side, the Moon makes a trine with Jupiter and Mercury will square Neptune, making these surprises happy but confusing. The number of the day is 6, a number of harmony and adaptation. The best thing you can do is take everything as it happens second by second.
Mantra: I stand, here and now, in the power of the present moment.
Saturday 5/30/15 Page of Pentacles
Moon Enters Scorpio at 5:34 AM
Intense emotions come with the Moon in Scorpio, especially sexual attraction. Anything that came to light around the 10th before Mercury went into Retrograde is going to call for the power of the number 7 to reassess and re-evaluate how things are coming along. If it’s not working out, ditch it. If it is, embrace it and keep going. If you’ve been working on any sort of project, the Page will give you the gumption to keep pursuing your dreams. Abundance and fertility are everywhere so be careful in romantic encounters.
Mantra: Dreams are fulfilled for those who truly believe in them.