Astrological Context, Week of May 16, 2022

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(All times Eastern)

On Wednesday, Mars conjoins Neptune in Pisces. For much of the week, this may affect us in one of at least two ways. The first is a strong sense of lethargy. Neptune’s anti-physical nature can totally sap Mars’ energy, making us unable – or at least unwilling – to do anything physical. The other possible manifestation is the ability to act on faith, and explore deeply our values. One other possibility is the potential for “poisoning,” i.e., taking anything into our bodies (food, drugs, herbs, etc.) that has a deliterious effect; so take care this week wherever possible.

On Thursday the Sun trines Pluto, bringing power issues for much of the mid-to-end of the week. We may overcome obstacles now, and justice may be foremost in our minds. We may also confront others’ unjust ambitions.

Friday the Sun enters Gemini at 9:22 pm, beginning the last month of spring in the north. Social focus becomes more prominent as the weather continues to warm. With Mercury, the ruler of Gemini, retrograde for a couple more weeks, the Sun may have some difficulty, meaning that advancement and promotions are not as likely to occur until Mercury turns direct on June 3. On Saturday, that Mercury retrogrades back to Taurus, bringing two weeks to finish any business we have left undone in matters of physical security, comfort, and pleasure.

The same day, Mars sextiles Pluto, picking up a bit more energy after leaving the conjunction with Neptune, and extending the theme of fighting for justice and against power imbalances from earlier in the week.

18 May 2022 02:33 Mar Cnj Nep 24°Pi59′ 24°Pi59′

19 May 2022 08:10 Sun Tri Plu 28°Ta30′ 28°Cp30′

19 May 2022 21:32 Mer Sxt Jup 01°Ge42′ 01°Ar42′

20 May 2022 21:22 Sun Cnj Gem 00°Ge00′ 00°Ge00′

21 May 2022 15:17 Sun Cnj Mer 00°Ge43′ 00°Ge43′

22 May 2022 18:15 Mar Sxt Plu 28°Pi28′ 28°Cp28′

22 May 2022 21:15 Mer Cnj Tau 00°Ge00′ 00°Ge00′

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