Tuesday, MAY 10 The Moon spends the day in intelligent, particular Virgo, and we want to fix problems and manage details. Mercury stations as it turns retrograde today,
Tuesday, MAY 10
The Moon spends the day in intelligent, particular Virgo, and we want to fix problems and manage details.
Mercury stations as it turns retrograde today, however, and this shift can confuse matters temporarily. Mercury’s retrograde lasts until June 3rd, beginning in the sign of Gemini and ending in Taurus. During this cycle, our thinking turns inward as we review and reassess matters.
Mercury retrograde periods can be times of heightened inner awareness–when meditation, journaling, reworking old plans, and reviewing past work are favored more than usual. Minor breaks in the mechanical aspects of communication and transportation can reconnect us to other, possibly more meaningful, means of connecting. The more difficult times are the periods of the shifts themselves (the days surrounding the stations — today and June 3rd), after which we grow more and more accustomed to the motion.
With Mercury retrograde in Gemini until the 22nd, we might look at past decisions and ideas from a new, possibly enlightened perspective. From May 22nd-June 3rd, Mercury is retrograde in Taurus, and we’re getting in touch with our security and comfort needs or reviewing business and financial matters. We look at projects and items in new ways–in terms of value and worth–and may revive a past project. While the shift of direction occurs today, it can be challenging to see matters clearly.
Also today, Jupiter heads into the sign of Aries and will transit the sign in two parts: from May 10th to October 28th, 2022, and then from December 20th, 2022, to May 16th, 2023. This transit encourages us to embrace our enterprising spirit and independence. With Jupiter in Aries, we make our own opportunities, and we thrive when we take the lead, initiate, inspire others, and demonstrate enthusiasm and courage.
Prosperous areas are ones that allow us to head, lead, and innovate. Confidence in ourselves can bring about favorable circumstances or good luck. Faith is strong in our ability to reinvent our lives and confidently move forward. We believe that “life is what you make it,” and we enjoy competition as it pushes us to do better. Our belief in ourselves brings a spirit of the pioneer. We live in the “now” and quickly seize opportunities.
However, we should watch for taking any of these things too far, a me-first attitude that can be insensitive, failing to consider others’ viewpoints and leaving opportunities behind as a result, over-confidence, not learning from past mistakes, and a lack of objectivity.
Overview of the Day (Tuesday) EDT(GMT-04:00) View in my time