Mercury & Venus Out of the Shadows
May 19th & 20th, 2017
Vampires get the joy of flying around and living forever, werewolves get the joy of animal spirits. But zombies, they’re not rich, or aristocratic, they shuffle around. They’re a group phenomenon, they’re not very fast, they’re quite sickly. So what’s the pleasure of being one? –Margaret Atwood
The New Arrangement
Maybe not all of us are feeling as eager to grab the bull by the horns or as hopeful that we are heading in the right direction at the beginning of the week. However, Mercury’s re-entry into Taurus, where it will remain until June 6th can help keep our minds focused. It only ever takes concentration on your two steps and a heart beat to be in sync with the universe’s rhythm. And so, while Mercury finds its way passed the degree where it began backsliding into Aries on May 20th there will be quite a few things we’ll be leaving behind – namely the mayhem that comes with transition. That does not mean there isn’t anything left to do, only that we’ll at least have caught site of a relatively clear path forward.
Wanting Venus will also be moving passed the degree it began moving backwards into Pisces. Time spent deliberating if this is, in fact, what we want, who we want is reaching the tail end on the 19th. Come what may, we’ve chosen to be right here, right now. And since it seems to have been a conscious decision, for the most part, we owe it to ourselves to stand firm and alert.
At this point, if you have misgivings about your choices, take heart that whatever the consequences they won’t be as tension filled as last month. Taskmaster Saturn is constructing a new set of rules to abide by that, while different (maybe uncomfortably so) and potentially restrictive, does provide a sense of stability that has been missing. It’s hard to argue that without the introduction of some kind order there would be no time or space to indulge in those satisfying, hard earned sighs of relief.
Mercury has given us time to think through our depths and Venus has brought us to the bottom of our hearts. Keep what good you found close you’ll need it on the ride up.
Next week the Sun and Moon greet in Gemini extending our list of things to do, people to see and places to go– a chance to get a real feel for how these ‘new arrangements’ will fly.
May 16th – May 22nd, 2017
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