We have a Total Lunar Eclipse @ 25º Scorpio on May 15 @ 9:14pm PDT on the South Node (past), bringing us face to face with unexpected, yet necessary fated wake up calls re: what is outdated, no longer working or what must be acknowledged, personally and/or collectively. Fasten your seatbelt; unpredictable events can be shocking, and in Scorpio, issues around power, death, $$, betrayal and what's hidden are on the menu to be cleansed.
With the Sun and North Node (Destiny) in Taurus, the call is to create a life based on your values and living that is simple and sustainable, but Saturn is squaring the Eclipse, pushing us to release that which is out of alignment with our "ecosystem" (literal and figurative). Easier said than done, as your comfort zone can easily become a rut that you cling to, even when it becomes a prison that keeps you from evolving. If you experience an ending, bless it and let it go. Trust the process.
Our collective ecosystem is out of balance and has become one of extremes, re: the weather, economy, attitudes, beliefs, politics, and basic human needs. Eclipses create resets and course corrections, so stay cool if you witness a dramatic major event. We don't know the big picture, but trust that there's greater wisdom at work, ultimately transmuting earth's frequencies to evolve our consciousness as it deconstructs old archaic structures.
Saturn squaring the Eclipse indicates letting go of something once useful, but now redundant or part of the elimination phase required to help you further your purpose in the world. Situations may arise that challenge you to face your fears and step into your Authority. Stop following blindly. Trust your Self and do the next right thing.
Mars and Neptune in multidimensional Pisces harmonize with the Lunar Eclipse, offering a mystical lifeline from your Higher consciousness to the cosmos, holding infinite possibilities - or it can be an escape hatch, down the rabbit hole into fantasyland if you choose to check out. Stay high. This is a gift!
Mars and Neptune are exactly conjunct on May 17 and together they shapeshift, moving intuitively and creating magic that can transcend heavy realities and keep you awake. Spiritual practices, being in the present moment, and going within will keep you attuned and inspired to move through any challenges or nervous system activations you may experience. Yes...
Remember, Mercury Retrograde, is full on now, offering you opportunities to slow down, clear clutter, and take inventory of any part of your life that feels ripe for a review and revision. Do not frame this as a burden or an obstacle, rather, see the value in this "second look," where you can see with fresh eyes what/how you will recreate - and enjoy! If something breaks down for no reason, take a breath, say a prayer, handle it and keep going. Don't allow a "broken shoelace" to rock your world in the big scheme of things.
Jupiter is in Aries, still hot to trot, but not moving much this week. The inspiration and desire is there, but it's ruled by Mars in Pisces conjunct Neptune, which I told you last week, is still a little dreamy and flowy. Not ready to make any big moves forward, so hang on to that desire and channel it into your plans for after Mercury turns Direct in June.
The Sun trines Pluto and Mercury sextiles Jupiter on May 19, giving you extra strength to take on any task, project or challenge with stamina and focus - and inspired ideas, connections, info, good news or communications that expand your world. It's a gold star day for achievement, for making contact with others or the world and getting things done. You will be in the flow, as long as you follow the rules of Mercury Retro and be mindful. If you rush, you could miss something, but that's always true, really.
What a week, full of opportunities for growth, awakening, attunement, release, visioning. I invite you to make good use of Mars-Neptune in Pisces for tuning into your Higher Self's messages about your future or how, when, where to make a move. Messages may be verbal (in consciousness) or non-verbal (a feeling, a sign), but pay attention. And do your Saturn work, re: letting go of anything in your comfort zone that's creating a "prison" for you. It can be the smallest thing, so contemplate your life and what needs to change in order for you to grow.
This is a perfect quote for this time of upheaval, with our US Pluto Return - and the Eclipse period that we're in. We're here to make a quantum leap - not to maintain the status quo.
"In order to make a quantum leap you must be willing to tolerate ambiguity, confusion, possibly even chaos for a while, shaping your game plan as you go. Allow some disorder in your life." ~ Price Pritchett
Enjoy the twists and turns. As always, I am grateful for your presence on our journey together. xo
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Lisa E Zimmerman is an Intuitive Astrologer and Coach, and Creator of Awakened Life Retreats, helping seekers discover who they came here to be and how to create an empowered, meaningful life. It is a joyful, heartfelt journey. ❤️