Pluto Retrograde and Mercury enters Gemini

On April 29, 2:36 PM ET, Pluto stations retrograde in Capricorn. Shortly later, at 6:23 PM ET, Mercury leaves Taurus and enters Gemini. 

After a few months with all planets in direct motion, Pluto is the first one to come to a standstill, inviting us to renew, rethink, and redefine our relationship with power and authority, while acknowledging where we are at in our empowerment journey. A few hours later, Mercury enters its domicile of Gemini, speeding up our thought processes while stimulating our curiosity and our desire to learn.

Let’s see in more detail what these shifts are about.

 

Pluto in Capricorn: Transformation of Inner & Outer Structures

 

Pluto, named after the mythological God of the Underworld, is the modern ruler of Scorpio. In Astrology, it is connected to our journey of empowerment, evolution, death and rebirth processes. It has to do with all that is unconscious, with shadow work, with the emotional patterns that are at the core of our psychology. Pluto has been in Capricorn since 2008 and this long transit is coming to an end. Pluto is entering Aquarius in 2023 and will remain in the sign for 12-15 years.

During the last few months of Pluto’s journey through Capricorn, we have an opportunity to reflect on the metamorphosis that has been taking place for us so far. Capricorn teaches us to master form and structure, boundaries, and responsibility: it is about our maturation process. The transit of Pluto through the sign has been deeply transforming the structure of society as well as the structure of our consciousness, inviting us to become our own authority and exposing the corruption at the core of those systems and institutions we have been relying on until now.

 

Pluto retrograde: Renewing our Relationship to Power & Responsibility

 

When a planet is retrograde, it promotes a process of self-inquiry. It invites us to slow down, turn inwards, and take time to integrate and elaborate on the experiences we had while it was direct. Pluto retrograde represents an opportunity to deepen our shadow work, gain more awareness of the unconscious emotional patterns and attachments that have been leading our lives, confront our fears, and notice where we have been giving our power away and why.

Pluto Retrograde

Pluto stationing retrograde invites reflection, reconsideration, and revision of our relationship to power and responsibility. It invites us to redefine our boundaries and see whether we are leaking energy or giving power away in exchange for a false sense of security. It is an opportunity to see our blind spots and transform patterns of behavior rooted in unconscious fears, traumas, unacknowledged needs and desires. 

This transit, lasting until October 8, is a chance to move towards a deeper embodiment, a deeper trust in our personal authority, a deeper authenticity, and deeper responsibility. Pluto stationing retrograde will be felt the most by those of us who have personal planets or angles in the last degrees of Cardinal signs Capricorn, Cancer, Libra, and Aries. 

 

Mercury in Gemini: Curious Mindset

 

On April 29, the planet of communication, logic, and learning enters its home sign of Gemini, where it is going to remain longer than usual. Mercury stations retrograde in Gemini on May 10, comes back to Taurus, and stations direct there on June 3, to enter Cancer only on July 5.

Mercury in transit reflects our changing orientation relative to logically understanding our reality and ourselves. Gemini is the Air domicile of Mercury: here, the Messenger can express itself comfortably. Gemini is a Mutable Air sign: both Air and Mutability support Mercury’s versatility, love for knowledge, and need for a variety of stimuli. 

Mercury’s transit through Gemini invites us to adopt a curious mindset, improves our capacity to adapt and encourages us to listen to different sides of a story in a non-judgmental way. It inspires us to initiate conversations and debates and to exchange opinions with others as a way to learn more about our environment and ourselves.

 

Mercury enters Gemini: Versatility & Multitasking

 

While Mercury is in the sign of the Twins, our thinking speeds up, our interests broaden, we are more drawn to communicate and interact with a variety of people and have long conversations about many different topics. The amount of data we gather, process, and share is likely to increase, and our capacity to multitask and be versatile is going to be supported by this transit.

Mercury’s journey through Gemini is favorable for learning, speaking, writing, and all pursuits surrounding sharing of information. Mercury in Gemini supports our analytical and intellectual capacities while encouraging us to see our reality in new ways. Some risks of this transit could be getting lost in an endless search for new data, getting distracted more easily than usual, and failing to deepen the knowledge we already possess.

 

Navigating Retrogrades & Eclipses

 

Retrograde season is starting: after Pluto, several other planets will station retrograde. Mercury’s upcoming retrograde in Gemini will encourage us to question our habitual way of thinking, communicating, and learning. When Mercury is retrograde, it is always an invitation to think critically and decondition from outdated ways of perceiving the world: in the sign of Gemini, this may imply questioning where we get our information from, exploring different sources, and embracing unfamiliar ways of making sense of our reality. 

Moreover, in just a few hours, we experience a Solar Eclipse in Taurus conjunct Uranus, which opens the Eclipse portal, a time of fast changes, karmic shifts, and shifts of fate. Pluto is the planetary ruler of the Lunar South Node, currently in Scorpio. The South Node ruler informs us of ways of being, psychological patterns, and emotional attachments that we need to release for our evolution to continue. Pluto’s influence will be strong on tomorrow’s Eclipse also because it will still be stationary, which means that it is closer to Earth and its influence is more powerful than usual. 

Meanwhile, Mercury on the first degree of Gemini is still in an out of sign trine to Pluto that sharpens our perceptions and aids the psychological integration of what we are going through. The Mercury-Pluto trine has the potential to help us understand ourselves and the purpose of what takes place these days on a deeper, more profound level.

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May 2021 Astrology Update: Knowledge is Power

May 2021 Astrology Update: May 2021 will be a month of mental expansion, intellectual exchanges, and learning experiences that will remind us that knowledge is power. After a few weeks of intense Fixed Earth energy, we witness a gradual elemental shift to Mutable Air. During May 2021, both Venus and Mercury will enter Gemini, Gemini Season will start on May 20, and Jupiter will enter its traditional home sign of Pisces.

All planets transiting Gemini will join the North Node of the Moon, positively supporting our growth journey and our movement towards the future. Moreover, both Saturn and Mercury will station retrograde, joining Pluto and inviting us to turn inwards, reconsider our choices, our opinions, and the way we have structured our lives.

At the end of the month, Eclipse season starts with a Supermoon Total Lunar Eclipse in the sign of Sagittarius, which will happen on the South Node of the Moon. This Eclipse is a potent purging experience: it will invite us to release past beliefs and attachments that are holding us back from being fully authentic, and encourage us to be true to the person we have become.

 

Mercury enters Gemini

May 3, 2021, 10:49 PM ET 

Mercury enters Gemini, one of the signs where the planet of logic and communication is at home and where it will remain longer than usual due to its upcoming retrograde cycle. During this transit, our mental energy greatly increases. We feel drawn to pursue a variety of interests, hobbies, experiences, while we naturally seek intellectual stimulation, communication, and exchange with others.

Mercury in Gemini represents a beneficial influence for all learning processes, as it increases our capacity to elaborate and gather a variety of information coming from different sources. During the upcoming weeks, Mercury will support our efforts relative to communication, writing, talking, networking, and sharing information.

 

Venus enters Gemini

May 8, 2021, 10:02 PM ET

Shortly after, the Goddess of Love joins the Messenger in the sign of the Twins. During the upcoming weeks, our love and social life are likely to get more interesting, as we will feel drawn to meet a variety of new people and engage in different activities. While Venus is in Gemini, we highly value learning and we desire to increase our knowledge about life in all ways available. We aim to learn from others and to explore a variety of experiences.

Venus in Gemini may bring us back to dynamics and events that emerged last year while Venus was retrograde through the sign of the Twins. Venus joining the North Node of the Moon on May 17 will emphasize the importance of cultivating relationships in order to advance in our personal development journey.

 

New Moon in Taurus, Mercury conjunct North Node

May 11, 2021, 2:59 PM ET

The New Moon in Taurus begins a lunar cycle focused on our connection to ourselves, our sexuality, and our instinct, that will culminate with a Super Full Moon Total Lunar Eclipse. The New Moon will trine Pluto, and their harmonic aspect will support all transformational processes we will go through during Eclipse season.

The New Moon will happen in a conjunction with True Black Moon Lilith, a point in space symbolizing the wild, untamed, sexual and creative energy that has been suppressed and distorted for millennia yet still exists within each of us. The Cosmos is encouraging us to deepen our embodiment and trust our instincts. The invitation is to connect with our innate resilience and self-worth as a foundation for navigating intense changes.

Meanwhile, Mercury conjunct the North Node of the Moon emphasizes the role of honest communication during the upcoming lunar cycle and highlights the importance of intellectual exchanges and open-mindedness to progress in our personal and collective evolution.

 

Jupiter enters Pisces

May 13, 2021, 6:36 PM ET

Jupiter entering its nocturnal domicile generates an interesting energy shift, enhances our intuition and inspires us to dream big. Jupiter in Pisces, will support our spiritual and personal expansion. Jupiter will retrograde back into Aquarius in July to enter Pisces again at the end of the year. During the upcoming two months, we are likely to witness anticipations of the themes that will unfold throughout 2022.

While Jupiter in Aquarius increases our intellectual and mental energy, expanding technological progress and advancement, Jupiter in Pisces softens our attitude and shifts our focus inward, bringing us closer to our heart and our emotional body. This transit increases our compassion, our creativity, our desire to help one another, and inspires us to cultivate heart-based connections as a foundation for our spiritual and personal evolution.

 

Sun enters Gemini

May 20, 2021, 3:37 PM ET

On May 20, Gemini season begins with the ingress of the Sun in the sign of the Twins. Gemini season is a time of learning, variety, and mental expansion. The journey of the Sun shines a light on our intellectual efforts and increases our curiosity and desire to know more about life and ourselves. Gemini season is a time of sharing, making new connections, networking, and gathering information and data.

This time of the year invites us to open our minds and remain available to embrace different perspectives and points of view before making decisions. Gemini season promotes a lighthearted sense of humor, invites us not to take things too seriously, and increases our appreciation for what our everyday life has to offer.

 

Saturn stations Retrograde in Aquarius

May 23, 2021, 05:19 AM ET

Saturn stationing retrograde invites redefinition and restructuring of our lives and of how we relate with the material 3D reality. Saturn rules everything tangible and crystallized: its yearly retrograde is a time to turn inwards and change how we relate with the more mundane aspects of life.

Saturn retrograde is a time to find our unique way to be part of society and offer long-lasting value to the collective, yet without conforming to how it’s always been done. The Lord of Time will be retrograde until October, and in June will square Uranus in Taurus for the second time out of three, emphasizing the conflict between old and new, past and future, that represents the ongoing theme of the current year.

 

Full Supermoon Total Lunar Eclipse in Sagittarius, Venus square Neptune

May 26, 2021, 07:13 AM ET

The first Eclipse of 2021 is the third Supermoon in a row and will be a Total Lunar Eclipse on the South Node of the Moon in Sagittarius. All Eclipses happening on the lunar South Node bring up karmic material from the past: they invite purging and purification from the old as it is a necessary step we need to go through to be able to move forward.

Themes and dynamics that first manifested six months ago may culminate, find resolution, and become clearer. This may be a time to reconsider our beliefs and what we consider to be the truth. Sagittarius encourages us to be true to ourselves and reminds us of the importance of authenticity.

Meanwhile, Venus in Gemini will square Neptune in Pisces, emphasizing the need to verify our source of information and to avoid believing everything we read or listen to. Venus square Neptune can be a confusing transit: fake news may spread at this time, and we may feel we lack clarity. It is not a great moment to make important decisions around our finances or our relationships. Tendencies to overidealize our partners or potential partners are common: experiences of disillusionment have the purpose of bringing us back to reality.

 

Mercury stations Retrograde in Gemini

May 29, 2021, 6:34 PM ET

At the end of the month and in the midst of Eclipse season, Mercury stations retrograde and will remain in apparent backward motion until June 22. Mercury’s role is particularly important during the Eclipses as Mercury is the ruler of the North Node in Gemini, the point in space symbolizing our collective and individual evolutionary direction.

Mercury retrograde in Gemini is an invitation to practice critical thinking and discrimination. We may change our opinion on something or open our minds to different perspectives. This transit will highlight the need to review, reassess and reflect upon the information and data we take in as well as the information and data we share.

 

May 2021 Astrology Update: Our Invitation

 

May 2021 is likely to be a month of intellectual restlessness, heightened stimulation, and quick change: it has the potential to be an interesting chapter of our learning journey. During the first half of the month, before Eclipse Season starts, we have an opportunity to ground in our body and establish a strong connection with our foundation, which will help us handle any changes and volatility from a self-secure place. Jupiter in Pisces will support our capacity to tap into our imagination, creativity, and connect with a strong sense of faith.

Eclipses open a portal of change, they are gateways of transformation, they bring us opportunities and revelations and allow us to quantum leap into the future. May 2021 has the potential to represent an exciting time for many of us: the invitation is to stay open to the unfamiliar and trust ourselves enough to join the shift without fear.

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