Updated: May 5, 2022
“I must endure the presence of a few caterpillars if I wish to become acquainted with the butterflies” - Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. Welcome to the 1st Quarter Moon phase, where we now decide what to carry forward from the New Moon Solar Eclipse in Taurus on 4.29, into the rest of the lunar cycle & beyond. Quarter phases help clarify our plans, as the moon is waxing, gathering momentum for the Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Scorpio on 5.15. The Taurus Sun is Sextile Mars in Pisces on Saturday and Square the Leo Moon on Sunday: defiance, assertion, passion, strength, and conviction are the bold themes over the weekend. The Taurus Sun + Leo Moon combination wants to know, will you go forward being led by your Ego, or your Heart? Listen closely to your intuition as we traverse through this Eclipse SZN. On the 10th, Jupiter enters Aries until 10.28. When Jupiter moves from dreamy Pisces into unstoppable Aries, it can be jarring, like waking from a lucid dream to a blaring siren - everything can feel immediate, possibly overwhelming, with expansive Jupiter in the "first responder" mode of Aries. This Jupiter in Aries energy will be highly potent as it meets up with Mars around the 5.24 till early June, marking 6wks of ideal time for exploration, risk taking & overall maverick behavior. Also on the 10th, Mercury, the planet of Communication, will station retrograde in its Home sign of Gemini. From 5.10 - 5.22 expect mixed signals & distorted information, technology issues and an overall review on how to tidy up the details. Next week I’ll check in about the Lunar Eclipse Full Moon in Scorpio. That Full Moon will be the 3rd installment in an Eclipse Series on the Taurus/Scorpio axis that has been hard at work transforming our lives since 11.22, into 10.23. Taurus & Scorpio are associated with money, sensuality, ownership, & power, and these themes will prevail over the next 18 months. The Lunar Eclipse will give us resolution or a pivotal turning point on a situation from the 4.29 New Moon Taurus Solar Eclipse, as well as from the Scorpio New Moon 11.4.21, bringing all the Scorpionic secrets & mysteries to light. Like a butterfly in a chrysalis, we continue to transform.