Astrological news this week: Mercury, Jupiter and a Scorpio SuperMoon eclipse

Astrological update for the week of May 9-16, 2022

There’s a lot going on this week!   Mercury turns retrograde on May 10th, the same day that Jupiter enters Aries.  Mercury is in Gemini now, a sign in which it is very much at home, but it will retrograde back into Taurus on May 22nd. Mercury is the planet associated with mental activity, the processing of information, short travels and the operation of equipment. Where Mercury in Gemini is active and curious, easily able to change and adapt, Taurus is a fixed sign and Mercury in Taurus tends to be more stubborn and resists change which can make a retrograde period more difficult. During retrograde periods of any planet there is a tendency to retrace our steps and look back to re-assess aspects of our life which may not be ideal, and that is particularly true when Mercury is retrograde.  So take precautions and be careful with communication and any processing of information, but expect that glitches may happen anyway. No need to put your life on hold or delay doing something important!

Jupiter enters Aries on May 10th, and you can read all about that here. Venus is already in Aries, and this infusion of fire will help to shake off some of the fairy dust of the Pisces stellium that’s been in effect over the past month. The challenge of Pisces is to find that boundary line between Jupiterian optimism and Neptunian illusion, and Jupiter moving from Pisces to Aries will hopefully help us to burn through any clouds of confusion. I’m also hoping it will bring an end to the stock market decline.

 The lunar eclipse at the Scorpio Moon occurs May 16th at […]

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By |2022-05-10T07:30:56-04:00May 9th, 2022|Planetary news this week|4 Comments

Astrological update for the week of November 15, 2021: An eclipse and an energetic crescendo!

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Fasten your seatbelts, friends – this week we have a lunar eclipse in Taurus and an argument between the aggression of Mars, the warrior, and the radical influence of Uranus, the rebel.

The eclipse is a partial one and less powerful astrologically because the lunar nodes are in a different sign, an “out of sign” conjunction.  It’s the conjunction from the lunar nodes of fate, marking the gateways from past to future, that makes a lunation an eclipse and an out of sign conjunction is weaker and has less effect.  But what will make this eclipse a stronger influence is the fact that it is, according to NASA,  the longest of the century – lasting for three and a half hours.  The midpoint of the eclipse occurs at the exact time of the lunation (the opposition between Sun and Moon) which occurs at 3:57 am EST on Friday November 19th.

I will feature a more in-depth article about the eclipse in the next few days, but it’s something to consider when planning out your week.

In addition, if you read last week’s forecast you may remember that Mercury and Mars activated the square from Saturn to Uranus that is the story of 2021: Control vs Liberation.  Society vs Independence.  Mars is an active force, and when it triggers a planetary combination it can serve as a force for change that is more powerful than its influence is normally when acting solo.  Last week Mars squared Saturn, and this week it opposes Uranus.  We can expect more rebellion and perhaps some reckless behavior this week, but there is also an energetic factor with Uranus that can awaken us to new realms of possibilities which may have never considered before.  These […]

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By |2021-11-15T08:29:37-05:00November 15th, 2021|Uncategorized|4 Comments

5.26.21 – Aftermath of the lunar eclipse

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(Did you miss yesterday’s post on the eclipse? Catch up here.)  Technically the exact eclipse degree culminated this morning at 7:13 am EDT/11:13 am UTC, but the effect of an eclipse can linger for a few days.  Not everyone experiences eclipses in the same way, and we don’t experience eclipses the same way each time.  So much depends on the degree of subconscious material that is ready to emerge, and we can’t always tell what that will be until the time comes!  Here in my house there was quite a bit of subconscious debris that emerged and I don’t mind telling you it wasn’t pretty.  But with that debris swept away, the new growth is emerging and that is so beautiful.

Today we will begin to shed these energies and integrate them in a more conscious way.  The Moon completes the eclipse process by transiting over the South Node of the past, the point at which we release those old patterns and continue the evolutionary shifts.  This occurs in the afternoon EDT/evening UTC, followed by harmonious aspects from the Moon to both Chiron and Saturn to help facilitate the healing process (Chiron) and the rebuilding and reorganization (Saturn) with new plans in place to support the energetic shifts.  This entire process may be so subtle we don’t even notice, or it may be more significant – either way, the effect of an eclipse can last a few days.  If there are changes you’ve been wanting to make, this is the perfect time! ❤️


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By |2021-05-26T07:33:08-04:00May 26th, 2021|Moon|4 Comments

5.25.21 – How to prepare for tomorrow’s Sagittarius Supermoon lunar eclipse

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A lunar eclipse is a significant event, and when it is a total eclipse AND a SuperMoon (meaning closest to Earth) it has the potential to be quite powerful.  A lunar eclipse involves a conjunction of the Sun and Moon to the lunar nodes, the points that take us from the past to the future, so there is always a sense of something fated – a meeting perhaps, or even just an awakening of something within us which we have not previously recognized or which can help us to re-imagine situations in our life that may be difficult.

The astrology of the May 26 2021 lunar eclipse

The lunar eclipse on May 26, 2021 occurs at the Sagittarius Full Moon – the expansiveness and desire to reach new heights of meaning and understanding dominate the energies of the eclipse.  Not only is Jupiter, the planetary ruler of Sagittarius, tightly aspecting both the Sun and Moon to bring out a peak experience of some kinds, but the fact that the event is a SuperMoon as well – the Moon is at its closest point to Earth (perigee) and appears gigantic and red.  This is such a powerful metaphor to help us to wake up to the call of the soul, which is really the domain of the Moon.

The astrological chart for this eclipse also contains the square from Saturn (structure and social order) to Uranus (radical change and rebellion) which is the story of 2021 so the expansive potential of the eclipse could drive a burst of revolutionary behavior and activity.  Mars, planet of war and action, is in Cancer right now where it can be cranky and emotionally sensitive (not a happy place […]

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By |2021-05-25T07:41:21-04:00May 25th, 2021|Moon, Planetary news this week|0 Comments

Astrological update for the week of November 30, 2020: Eclipse season, Mercury, and more

In this week’s video I talk about the current eclipse season, stationary Neptune, Mercury moving into Sagittarius, and a peek ahead at the Jupiter/Saturn conjunction.  And, of course, the day-by-day playbook to help you get the most out of your week.  The transcript is below the video, enjoy!!

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Transcript (transcribed by bots and roughly edited by me for readability):

Hi everybody, welcome back to my channel. My name is Lynn Hayes and in today’s video we’ll be talking about the astrology for the week of November 30 2020. This video will include some talk about the upcoming eclipse season, which I feel is going to be very significant – it’s going to lead us into the conjunction between Jupiter and Saturn and Aquarius, which is going to come up around the time of the winter solstice.

Now, just to catch you up on some things from last week, we had Neptune turning directed, had been retrograde for the last six months or so.  Neptune is pretty stationary in the sky, it hasn’t moved much for at least the last couple of months, and it will be fairly stationary for the next month or so as it starts to pick up speed. Neptune, remember is the planet of imagination and creativity and spirituality, it helps us to break out of any kind of rut that we find ourselves in by Neptune can also create some illusion and confusion. And right now Neptune is in a […]

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By |2020-11-29T18:58:35-05:00November 30th, 2020|Planetary cycles|3 Comments
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