This is Kathy Biehl of EmpowermentUnlimited.net with Astro-Insight for the week of May 22nd, 2023. Lots of new energy in the air. We have several sign shifts that we’re only now beginning to really experience. Jupiter is at the very beginning of the sign of Taurus, where it will be for one year, expanding our awareness and experience of physical matters, involving resources, the arts, the physicality and sensuality of existence. Mars has moved into Leo, a sign that he gets along with quite well, and we’re all getting energized to push ourselves forward more and more dramatically, easily impassioned. The Sun has moved into the sign of Gemini where it will be for a month, and each of these planetary shifts has come with a contact to Pluto, deepening, intensifying, streamlining the experience of the planet in the new sign, the influence of the planet in the new sign.
And this week, each of these newly honed influences have dances or conversations with each other. The week starts with an opening and opportunity between the Sun and Mars encouraging us, making it easy for us, to put ideas to action, to move forward on our personal missions. And this immediately leads to mushrooming action, mushrooming motivation. Mars and Jupiter are in a square on the 23rd, which absolutely amplifies and pumps up whatever we are doing to express ourselves out in the world and to physically claim our space on the planet. Both of these contacts to Mars are powerups for big action that Mars will be engaging in by the middle of June. For the immediate moment, as soon as Mars completes this square, it begins to break up the feeling of stasis and stuckness and impersonating the Hanged Man that many of us have felt from the grand fixed cross that was in place at the Taurus New Moon.
Mars is now moving out of its opposition to Pluto. It is moving out of its square to the nodes; it’s moving out of its square to Jupiter, and there’s a sense of being able to maneuver and get somewhere. This is immediately followed by a sensation of fresh air, a possibility of breakthroughs, a possibility of — what was that phrase? — getting somewhere in matters, having to do with things that we value, things we desire, relationships, money, creativity. As Venus in tender, home loving, nurturing Cancer sextiles Uranus in Taurus, exact on the 26th. And this then leads to the only harsh or uncomfortable aspect of the week, which comes at the end of it, a square from the Sun to Saturn, which is a real strong call to take responsibility for yourself, to act with maturity, to be an adult, to account for your actions, and to put some containment around the every which way,
oooh shiny object, propensities of the Sun in Gemini. So…what are you not hearing? You’re not hearing the ground is erupting beneath your feet. You’re not hearing incredible disruption. You’re not hearing roadblocks. You’re not hearing incredible pain. No. We are, unbelievably, moving into a stretch where things are going to proceed on a calmer basis, a less crazy making basis. Just know that this first stretch this week, we’re kind of getting the hang of all of these different sign shifts, but they’re fundamentally harmonious for a change, at least in their impact, except for the square on the weekend. Approach it as: Eat your vegetables. They’re good for you, and you’ll do just fine.
Homing Thought of the Week: To mine own self be true. Yes, I know that’s not the real phrasing of it, but it’s the homing thought, Okay?
Song of the Week: Good Riddance (Time of Your Life) by Green Day and the
Image of the Week: kind of high brow, towards the end of the Magic Flute, the romantic heroes, Tamino and Pamina, surviving trial by water and fire.
You’ll learn more about this in my forecast for the month of May, which is at my site, EmpowermentUnlimited.net, where you can sign up for my mailing list and book a session with me. I’m Kathy Biehl, a professional astrologer with more than 30 years experience. I host the show, Celestial Compass on OMTimes Radio on the first and third Monday of every month at 5:00 PM Eastern.
I also host lively conversation on Facebook at Empowerment Unlimited and the group the Astro-Insight Lounge. I have lots of bonus content at patreon.com/kathybiehl, including introductions to Pluto and Aquarius and Saturn in Pisces and Jupiter in Taurus, and I’m deeply grateful to the people who support my work there. I’m on Instagram at @kabiehl and on YouTube at the Professional Aquarian channel. Talk to you next week.