Explanation: First came the trees. In the town of Salamanca, Spain, the photographer noticed how distinctive a grove of oak trees looked after being pruned. Next came the galaxy. The photographer stayed up until 2 am, waiting until the Milky Way Galaxy rose above the level of a majestic looking oak. From this carefully chosen perspective, dust lanes in the galaxy appear to be natural continuations to branches of the tree. Last came the light. A flashlight was used on the far side of the tree to project a silhouette. By coincidence, other trees also appeared as similar silhouettes across the relatively bright horizon. The featured image was captured as a single 30-second frame earlier this month and processed to digitally enhance the Milky Way.
It’s time to pick up the pace! The Sun is moving into breezy Gemini from May 21 to June 21, 2015, signaling a lighthearted time to meet new people, explore new ideas and learn new things.
Gemini is a curious and intellectual zodiac sign, ruled by planet Mercury and the wing-footed messenger god. This connects Gemini to ideas, information and communication, which is why so many of us do a lot of extra thinking, analyzing, learning and chatting time of year.
Gemini is also restless, preferring to do 20 fantastic things at once instead of focusing on just one (how boring!). Yet all of this unfocused energy can make Gemini seem scattered and fail to finish what they start, so don’t be surprised if you find yourself doing the same while the Sun is in Gemini.
This may be a confusing time for some people, because there are two sides to Gemini. They are symbolized by the Twins because there is a dark side and a light side that can see both sides of every situation and change moods in a moment.
So if you find yourself changing your mind a lot and having trouble sitting still now, you can look to the Sun in Gemini for an explanation.
Those born from about May 17-23 were born on the Taurus-Gemini cusp, and those born from about June 18-24 were born on the Gemini-Cancer cusp. Being born on the cusp simply means that you were born during the transition time between two zodiac signs, so you retain some qualities from each sign.
More than anything, Gemini brings an affectionate, playful and fun energy to everyone this time of year. If you can learn to enjoy it all without overextending yourself during this time, the bright, playful energy of the Gemini Sun will light up your life!
Here’s how to make the most of life during Sun in Gemini:
What to do: A million things at once! Gemini is far too mentally active to sit still doing one thing. These are the folks you’ll see browsing the Internet with 10 different tabs open while they watch TV, eat a sandwich, talk on the phone and text a few different friends at the same time. Don’t be surprised if you find yourself multi-tasking more than usual while the Sun is in Gemini, and don’t be too hard on yourself when only half of those things get done.
What to say: Anything and everything to anyone who will listen! Gemini is the communicator, and they’ve got a lot to say — they can talk almost non-stop, spouting facts, cracking jokes and asking questions like a five-year-old going “Why? Why? Why?” It’s almost impossible to get a word in edgewise with a Gemini around, and with the Sun in Gemini you’re likely to hear an increased amount of chatter everywhere you go.
Where to go: As the Sun transits Gemini, our lust for knowledge will be on the rise. Satisfy your need to know with trips to the library, catch a foreign flick at the indie movie theater, or take in a lecture or class at a local community college. You can learn something new by meeting new people, too, so get out there! Accept every invitation you get and meet as many new people as you can.
What to wear: Gemini doesn’t take life too seriously, and the best attire this time of year is something playful and colorful to match that carefree Gemini mood. You never know where you’ll wind up now because Gemini is always up for anything, so it’s best to be prepared. Wear whatever you like, but be sure to pack a spare bag with workout gear, a swimming suit and a cocktail dress wherever you go.
What to buy: Shop for anything that will engage the mind or allow you to communicate, such as books (you’ll start more books than you finish while the Sun is in Gemini), computers, iPads, pretty stationary — all that stuff. And make sure you buy a blank journal and a good pen to bring with you everywhere you go, because ideas come fast this time of year and you’ll want to write them all down!
What to watch out for: Hyperactive Twins sometimes overthink and over-analyze things to the point of anxiety, and you might find yourself doing the same while the Sun’s in Gemini. If so, try a relaxing activity that will get you out of your head, such as yoga, watching silly TV programs or just keeping your hands and body busy. Gemini is also known for quick and cutting wit, so be careful about speaking too quickly or making offhand remarks that hurt someone’s feelings now.
What to look forward to: Having fun, meeting new people and learning new things. What are you waiting for? You better get started, there’s a million things to do while the Sun is in Gemini!
A powerful force will rule you within aspect for the duration of a year. You will be given few choices to make as most will be made for you. This force is benign in nature and the end result will be positive.
Abraxas stones were commonly worn and highly esteemed in the Roman Empire about the time when Christianity was becoming established there. Much importance was attached to the word Abraxas in the Greek notation making up the number 365, signifying 365 heavens, occupied by the 365 gods, who according to the Gnostic religion, formed the earth and ruled its destiny. The Abraxas, the curious devide Jeo, of jehovah of the Gnostics, has a fowl’s head, signifying watchinfulness and foresight; the shield, wisdom; whip, authority; two serpents, mystery, eternity, vitality. These rings were worn as talismans for protection against physical ills.
When Horse came back to the Americas, he brought with him the ability to move rapidly from place to place—and it’s this rapid movement that he brings to you today. Get up, get out of the rut you’ve created. Grab Horse’s mane, pull yourself onto his back and let him carry you across the plains of your life. The time for being stuck is over.
Strength denotes an inner power, mastery of will, development of inner might, and the ability to lead effectively. Through mastering one’s emotions and learning from both success and failure the person Strength represents has reached a place where they are influential without applying physical force, able to weather the roughest of storms, and not likely to abandon the less fortunate. Strength also denotes a large capacity for forgiveness and compassion. Strength is not as much about winning as it is about overcoming hardship, and using well crafted persuasion to ease others to your side.As a daily card, Strength indicates a period in which your psychological powers are extremely strong. Your mental endurance may well astound even you at this time. Possibly it is time for you to stand up and take command of any loosely run situations in your life. If you take the lead others will follow.
Meaning: The presence of the spear signifies arguments, negative events, and all manner of strife of an upsetting nature. However similar to the ‘Tower’ tarot card if next to a positive rune it could mean the end of an argument or quarrel. If with the rings it means the healing or renewal of a relationship. If there are military connections it could mean promotion. If illness is within the equation it means a speedy and successful recovery.
Additional information from Witch Runes- How to make and Interpret
The Lovers indicates both the most powerful of unions and the most of challenging conflicts humans must face. On one side The Lover’s embodies love and union on a cosmic scale—a love so strong, so inherently good that it actually makes the lovers better, more than they really are. All of the elements are there for the perfect union. The Lovers represent all powerful unions in general, and the elements that create/sustain them. The problem The Lovers face is temptation and the decision to act morally or abandon their ethics to take advantage of other opportunities that would be defined as transgressions.
Gebo represents the coming of gifts and favors. While each are usually positive events, they often carry obligations with them. Gebo often represents strong bonds such as deep friendships and marriage.
ANALYSIS: Gebo is a rune of connection, particularly the connections between people. Up until now, our journey has been a solitary one. This rune represents those places where our path intersects with others, and allows us to begin to form conscious relationships. Such relationships are strengthened and sanctified by the exchange of gifts. The use of the gift as a symbol of an oath or a bond is an ancient one. When a lord wanted to ensure the loyalty of one of his subjects, he would give that person a gift. The gift would create a debt on the part of the person receiving it, and this debt would ensure his readiness to serve his lord. Similarly, a gift given between lovers, especially that of the ring symbolizes the bond between them.
Originally, only the man gave the ring in a marriage for much the same reason as the lord giving gifts to his vassals, but today the arrangement is usually more equitable. Gifts or offerings given to the Gods often carry the same meaning, representing the giver’s love for or loyalty to their Gods. The giving of a gift implies the acceptance of a debt with the understanding that the debt will not be repaid. It is this imbalance that forms the bond
May 25th, 2015
Remain optimistic in the face of adversity.
Line One of Your Hexagram is a 6:
Mistakes in your approach may cause setbacks.
Line Two of Your Hexagram is a 9:
Do not make impulsive decisions concerning important matters. Remain calm and think things through.
Line Three of Your Hexagram is a 6:
Be discreet. Develop a plan for solving your problems alone.
Line Four of Your Hexagram is a 9:
Be patient. In time assistance will come.
Line Five of Your Hexagram is a 9:
You may lose ground. Do not act with malice. Accept your losses and move on to new things.
Line Six of Your Hexagram is a 6:
Evaluate your next move. Do not repeat old mistakes. Move carefully and with optimism and results will be positive.
Like The Sun, The World brings good blessings. The World appears where all is in balance. It allows you to act effectively not only as an individual but as a member of a group too. The World promises contentment, fulfillment and completeness to those under its influence. It doesn’t guarantee there will not be moments of strife or discord in your life, but it does indicate that your trials and tribulations will be overcome; that ultimately you will know inner-peace and contentment. The World suggests you have found or will find your place in our Universe—that place where all is as it should be.
This might shape up to be the most difficult week in May. Get your cosmic advice on how to deal with the tension — STAT!
Monday, May 25: Venus in Cancer square Uranus; Mars square Neptune
On Monday, Venus will square off with Uranus prompting an unexpected but radical shift in a romantic or financial matter. Making it worse is the fact that Mars will also square Neptune, leaving you feeling incapable of doing anything about it. This day might feel a lot like being hit by lightning one minute and then drowning the next. Go with the flow as much as you can and above all, be gentle with yourself.
Wednesday, May 27: Mercury Retrograde conjunct Mars
Friday, May 29: Mercury Retrograde square Neptune
Saturday, May 30: Sun conjunct Mercury Retrograde
On Wednesday, Mercury, now retrograde, will conjunct Mars and on Friday he’ll square Neptune. Then, on Saturday, the Sun will conjunct Mercury. This could be an opportunity to review important communication matters that you were confused about a couple of weeks ago. You can make things right, but first you’ll have to deal with the accompanying mental frustration. Don’t initiate any new communication-related endeavors this week. Instead, make sure you focus on tying up loose ends from existing ones.
Sunday, May 31: Sun square Neptune
Finally, on Sunday the Sun will square Neptune. Again, your vitality won’t be as strong as you’d like. The good news is that it’s a great aspect for pursuing anything spiritual or imaginative. Even better, schedule a spa day for yourself and just “zone out.” Soul nourishing activities are called for. Honor it.
You tend to speak with more passion today, Aries, and you may be very quick to communicate. Of course, hasty communications can sometimes be regrettable, so you may want to watch for that, but you may very well enjoy the ability to make quicker decisions or to handle a matter that you’ve put aside. Mental energy runs high today, and it should be kept in mind that people may not be saying what’s in their hearts. As such, it’s better to keep some emotional distance if engaging in debates. There can be many distractions, but this can be a great day for reviving an old mental interest or idea.
While the Moon in your entertainment zone all day stimulates a desire/need to let loose your more playful side, Taurus, you can also feel quite motivated to put an idea into action, solve a problem, and get things done. This is especially the case with finances and business. Some of you could feel reason to defend yourself or come to the defense of someone. You are a little more impulsive than usual, and decisions can be made quickly, and ideally not hastily. This is a good time to revisit old ideas and perhaps update them. Review of past purchases or budgets can be fruitful.
Mental energy is abundant today, and while it can sometimes cross over the line of excess, Gemini, you can get a lot done. The desire to build something for yourself or to take action on your ideas can be powerful now, and you are more willing to do what it takes to make things happen. You may want to watch for impulsive or unintentionally insensitive remarks, as your mind is working a lot faster than your heart, and at a quicker pace than that of most people around you. Of course, you can blurt something out and immediately prepare yourself for damage control. However, you may decide to consider consequences first and save yourself the trouble.
This can be a day in which there is a lot of energy and animation surrounding a matter or a person from your past that has resurfaced, Cancer. You could find that you have more energy for putting something to rest, or for dealing with a nagging problem once and for all. A new piece of information, or a sudden memory, can make your mind race today, and there can be new insight into a matter. If you can harness the extra energy (mostly mental energy) you can be very productive today. There can be a desire to share something private or to release a mental burden, although you may want to doublecheck that you are not revealing something prematurely. Gather your facts before jumping into something.
Others can notice you for your especially unique point of view or accurate observations today, Leo, and you can enjoy a nice feeling of invigoration and enthusiasm. Be aware that there can be a tendency to misconstrue or to put a lot of energy into something that you change your mind about later. As well, it can be especially important to pay attention to emotional cues and not only intellectual ones, and avoid taking others’ possibly insensitive commentary to heart as well. Otherwise, this can be an exciting day in which new visions and ideas are inspiring and light a fire under you. Conversations with friends or groups, and meetings in general tend to be animated and worthwhile.
You’re communicating and coming across with considerable strength today, Virgo, with the Moon in your sign and your ruler, Mercury, approaching an alignment with Mars. What you communicate has more impact than usual, so be certain you know what you’re talking about! There is a tendency to live in the mind, so you may want to double check that your heart is behind what you’re expressing. You can be especially busy going over past work, researching ideas for future plans and goals, or doing editing activities. Try to balance logic and emotion. Be firm and true to yourself in your dealings with others today.
This is a day of increased motivation and determination to get things done, or at the very least, to understand something more thoroughly, Libra. There is an extra dose of sharpness in your mental capacities now, and you’re inclined to look to the past to examine problems or put something to rest. Focus on tying up loose ends. You can be quick to debate or defend an opinion or cause today and tomorrow morning. Watch for too much living in the mind, however, as this can temporarily dull sensitivity to emotional cues. Be cautious about what you express, and if something said truly bothers you and causes your mind to race, try to wait before reacting, as the tendency to misinterpret runs high. You may be craving some alone or rest time today, and if you can take it, do so, with the Moon in your recuperative solar twelfth house all day.
This is a good time to tackle projects or endeavors that you’ve let slide or that you’ve avoided in the past, Scorpio. There is mental courage today, more than usual, as well as a real desire to make things happen. Some of you could make an important discovery about finances or in a research project. There can be a competitive feeling today, and this can be used positively as motivation to make improvements. Restlessness might lead you to big discoveries, but it can also lead you down a frustrating path if you’re not careful. Focus on existing problems now for best results, rather than looking for new ones! Avoid pushing too hard for answers unless you’re prepared to truly get them. This is a strong day for review, research, and the revival of old interests or ideas.
With Mercury and Mars coming to a conjunction in your partnership sector today, there can be an accelerated, energized pace to a relationship, Sagittarius. Impulsive communications are a tendency. Others may be reacting strongly or acting a little unpredictable. You may very well learn from the experience. You may be revisiting an old problem, and this time finding answers to it. An old relationship or significant person in your life can be in strong focus. Try not to be oversensitive to changes of plans or to others’ comments. Let others express themselves, but draw the line if you feel someone’s overstepping or too pushy with you. Channel the extra energy you have today into truly productive activities.
An old problem or grievance, particularly work or health-related, can crop up today, demanding your attention, dear Capricorn. There can be a quickened pace to your routines and work, and to the day in general, and you can be filled with a sudden desire to get busy, to make a real difference, and to sort out problem areas. It’s a great time to find ways to reduce waste – you are especially resourceful and can easily get to the point or bottom line. Mental energy is strong today, and you are best off if you can use it to clear away clutter or otherwise clean up your life in little yet significant ways. Others may be falling behind you in terms of work or contributions, and it’s best not to worry too much about it. Also, watch for sharp words, whether you’re hearing or saying them. There is a business-like, slightly impatient quality to the day.
There can be animation surrounding children, a romantic partner, a friend, or a creative project today, Aquarius, with Mars and retrograde Mercury meeting up in a sector of your chart that rules these matters. There may be surprises or excitement now, a desire to get to the bottom of a matter, and a need to solve a problem from the past. You can get very fired up about an interest or idea, and may be focused on past ideas, projects, or even people. It’s a strong day for feeling motivated to sort things out. For some of you, there can be an undeniable urge to express yourself in a creative, unique manner, and people tend to admire you for your ideas. As long as you avoid impulsive decisions or an overly competitive disposition, this can be a great day for increased motivation levels, making a real dent in your to-do list, and solving old problems.
This can be a good day for picking up where you left off on an old project, Pisces, particularly around the home or with family. Something from the past might resurface, and it can be refreshing as you uncover needs that you have either denied in the past or simply overlooked. Home may not exactly be your haven today, as it’s likely to be quite busy and possibly hectic, and if you’re away from home, it may be that your own brain feels overloaded or especially excitable. Prepare for changes in plans and some level of restlessness, but also a real chance to get things done. Conversations can be lively. A partner may be taking the lead today or energizing and encouraging you.
You are a witty, humorous, talkative person. Under the chatty or sociable surface, you are a lot more serious than you appear. In fact, you never take anything at face value. You consider yourself unusual, and most people agree! You are highly imaginative with fantastical dreams and ideas. Famous people born today: Robert Ludlum, Mike Myers, Anne Heche, Karen Valentine, Cillian Murphy.
Confusion may reign today, Aries, with your ruler, Mars, in challenging aspect to Neptune, particularly when it comes to communication, transportation, and educational matters. You may not know where to begin when it comes to tackling projects, experience a temporary questioning of what you’re doing or where you’re headed, or entertain sudden, unusual, and possibly perplexing desires that distract you from your path. Even so, this can be a reminder that you need some down time or an escape from the same old-same old. It can be hard to count on someone right now, but if you are able to rise above the frustrations of upset schedules or unreliable people and do your own thing, this can be a liberating day. Use this time to break free from a restrictive situation, after of course considering possible consequences, and discover how to create your own happiness.
There may be some confusion surrounding a friendship and/or a financial matter today, Taurus. You may feel a temporary lack of direction or guidance. Reconnect with your intuition if you’ve been pushing yourself too hard or ignoring your need for rest and reflection. If people don’t seem to be listening to you, wait to speak of important matters when you can explain your points gently. With your ruling planet, Venus, in difficult aspect with Uranus today, your first instinct may be to rebel or to resist becoming tied down to anything, as you are in need of more freedom and space. It’s possible that some aspects of your life are seemingly moving faster in order for you to detach yourself enough to break free from a restrictive situation.
General fuzziness is likely today, Gemini, and possibly a desire to prove something, so that it’s a good idea to save important decision making for a better day. Too-quick actions may not be advisable with Mars in your sign in difficult aspect with Neptune in your reputation zone. Speaking too soon or offhand about a matter may not be the best idea now. Also, consider the possibility that your actions may not be interpreted as you intend them just for now. Imagination is powerful today, but should be used constructively and selectively. If the urge to buy something comes up suddenly, try to wait it out, because appetites for “things” can fade almost as quickly as they come on, and may only be about discontent. Even with the erratic, undirected energy available to us today, you are certainly capable of adapting and treating changes as interesting detours from routine.
The day is better suited for free-form activities rather than strict attention to facts and figures, dear Cancer. Engage your more creative or spiritual needs today rather than taking on too many projects or commitments. Even so, there can be some clashes or mildly upsetting interactions to deal with. Others may not be receptive to your advances or could seem flippant or unavailable. Schedules seem off, and so does timing in general, which requires flexibility. A strong sense of self can help save the day. Consider that people are absorbed in their own issues, and you may very well enjoy the space and freedom that this affords you to do your own thing.
It may be wise to keep your own counsel just for now, dear Leo, as something said can be blown out of proportion. On the other hand, things that surface unpredictably today may very well need release, and can help stimulate important changes or new beginnings. The need to escape or to enjoy a total change of pace can be strong today, but being gentle with yourself is important now with a clash between Mars and Neptune. This influence can be temporarily disorienting if you’ve been hard on yourself energetically in recent days, but ultimately encourages you to slow down in order that you avoid depletion. Try to avoid borrowing from the future today, not only with money, but also with time and energy – be kind to tomorrow’s “you”.
Following a routine, instructions, or a schedule can be difficult today, dear Virgo. You are likely feeling a strong need for something new or different. Vision may be off when it comes to a significant other or partner, and your imagination can take you on a swing ride, as you can imagine the best one minute, and the worst the next. You are a little more sensitive to imbalances today. While you’ve recently regained some motivation for career endeavors or big plans, today can be confusing and even deflating. If appointments are cancelled or plans changed, try to treat your freed up time as a positive, as it can very well be. Consider also that while desires today may seem to come from out of the blue and may be impractical, entertaining the idea of them can lead to new perspectives and ideas that serve you well going forward.
The day can have a somewhat disorienting quality to it, dear Libra, as very little may go according to plan. However, a change of pace may be exactly what you need now. Misreading others’ intentions or actions could be about seeing what you want to see, or otherwise feeding wishful thinking. Be kind to yourself now as you may be forgetting to take care of some of your most essential needs, and neglecting basics like eating for health and sleeping well can begin to really wear you down. Watch that you don’t let your personal life come to the negative attention of others today – keep it in its place. If you’re feeling the tension of today’s Venus-Uranus square, use it positively to break free of a bad habit or a negative rut.
You could be feeling very strongly about a matter today, Scorpio, but may find it difficult to get release or satisfaction through others. However, you might discover that the personal freedom this affords you is liberating on some level. Through upset schedules or interruptions, you might find yourself in the position to use a new approach or method, and you may very well look at problems from a different perspective. Both of these things can quite effectively pull you out of a rut or mindless bad habit. Events of the day tend to alert you to the need to make changes and to cultivate new and improved habits. If you’re feeling exhausted or especially sensitive to imbalances, you might consider that treating yourself with kindness and gentleness, both physically and emotionally, is a priority now.
With Mars in your partnership sector in difficult aspect to Neptune today, dear Sagittarius, it may be best to consider visualizing your next move before actually making it. Relationship energy can be confusing just for now. You may have been experiencing quite a bit of enthusiasm or passion with a partner or for a relationship in recent days, but today, you can be uncertain about your options. Something or someone is draining you now, and you need to take a step back in order to catch your breath and reimagine your plans. While there can be confusion and unpredictability to the energies of the day, you are in a good position to turn it into a positive. New ideas coming to you today may not be totally practical or viable, but you may very well need to entertain the wild in order to stretch your mind out of a rut.
Mars in your work and health sector squares dreamy Neptune today, Capricorn, and this can have the temporary effect of clouding your goals and visions, and possibly communications at work with retrograde Mercury in the same sector. This can be especially prominent if you’ve been pushing yourself too hard recently. What you want may not be clear, or if you know your desires, how to go about satisfying them could stump you right now. If you can loosen up your schedule or focus on free-form or imaginative activities, this will help you to either slow down or reconsider where you’re headed. You may not be able to rely or lean on someone today, but some detachment in relationships now can give you a bit of space to do your own thing, which you may need for the time being.
Desires can come on suddenly today, dear Aquarius, but the objects of your desire may not be reflective of what’s truly missing from your life. In fact, restlessness experienced now can be a sign that you need to make a change or to get in touch with a problem area that you’ve brushed aside. This is not the time to bring up an important discussion or to approach a topic that’s close to your heart – there are better days to come for these things. Today, people may be hard to pin down. It’s not only people and situations that are difficult to see clearly now – the value of material things can be difficult to judge, so watch for overspending. Some of you could be experiencing perplexing attractions or unreliability in others. Routine can be more difficult to take than usual, but it may be as simple as a change of scenery or schedule to get you out of a funk. Interruptions today can take you on interesting detours.
Energy levels may be up and down or unreliable today, Pisces, and timing can be off just for now, with Mars in challenging aspect with your ruler, Neptune. You could be unsure about your next step, and could find that guidance is not very available. This can nudge you into the position of getting into better touch with your own inner guide, or intuition. This can also be a confusing day when it comes to money matters and relationships. Sudden attractions, to people and things, can be experienced now, and may very well delight you or disturb you, depending on your perspective. Whims may be the order of the day, so aim to enjoy yourself in the moment and learn a little more about what makes you tick, but avoid significant commitments just for now.
This won’t be an easy week for love. On Monday, Venus will square off with Uranus prompting unexpected developments between you and your mate. Sex is also a confusing subject since on the same day Mars will square off with Neptune. In this case, the fantasy might be much better than the reality. Adding to the mix, Mercury Retrograde will make several tense aspects, making it difficult to get your point across clearly. In fact, you might even not know what your point is! The Sun squares Neptune on Sunday, adding to the fuzziness. Overall, this is a week to dream more and do less. Don’t expect much in matters of the heart and you won’t be disappointed.
Aries Horoscope (Mar 21 – Apr 19)
Your love life will not be easy street this week, so you might want to take a time out from romance altogether. On Monday, you might hear a great deal of noise from a relative about your love life. He or she has obvious opinions and whatever you hear will throw you for a loop. This might be so jarring to hear that you’re not exactly sure how to respond. Not engaging in a conversation about his or her opinion might be the best option.
Taurus Horoscope (Apr 20 – May 20)
If you’ve been keeping your thoughts to yourself lately — especially concerning romance — that all might suddenly change this week. The problem, however, is that what you have to say might not come out in the way you wish to say it. Your lover might be so shocked with your words that he or she isn’t sure how to respond. If you surprise your lover with a shocking declaration about what needs to change in your relationship, use tact.
Gemini Horoscope (May 21 – Jun 20)
A friend’s shocking opinion on the state of your love life might send you reeling. You value what this pal thinks, but the way he or she delivers information this week might really put a dent in your confidence. You might begin to question whether or not you’re making the right decisions in the romance department altogether. Do yourself a favor this week and try not to overthink anything. Go with the flow.
Cancer Horoscope (June 21 – Jul 22)
You might not be thinking clearly this week because of a situation between you and your lover that is distracting you. Because of this, it’s possible that you’ll make a sudden move career wise that you later regret. You might even make this decision based on your lover’s input, only to wish you hadn’t soon after. Don’t rush into any major professional changes based on what’s happening in your love life. Keep career goals and relationship circumstances separate.
Leo Horoscope (Jul 23 – Aug 22)
You might feel pressured to change your perspective on a situation or even shift your core beliefs because your sweetheart doesn’t share your views. If this happens, resentment is likely to kick in and you might decide suddenly that a “time out” is necessary for you and your partner to figure out if your relationship can withstand such key differences. Don’t make a decision this week, but do give each other space.
Virgo Horoscope (Aug 23 – Sep 22)
Intimate matters are never easy to discuss, but this week you might find it impossible to keep your lover in a place where he or she is willing to “go there” with you in order to deepen your relationship. In fact, if you bring up anything at all that pushes his or her buttons, the reaction might be to run away rather than run into your arms. Realize that your partner might not feel safe enough to take things to the next level just yet. Be patient.
Libra Horoscope (Sep 23 – Oct 22)
When it comes to your love life, this will be yet another week to “expect the unexpected.” Uranus, the planet of sudden developments, will be at a harsh angle to love planet Venus. Because of an exciting professional opportunity, you might have to make a snap decision that rattles your partner. He or she might feel slighted but you might not be in a position to prioritize your mate’s sensitivity right now. This is your time.
Scorpio Horoscope (Oct 23 – Nov 21)
Nothing is clear when it comes to matters of the heart. You might feel as if you can’t trust your own judgment — and in all honestly this week, that might be true. If you suspect that your lover is hiding something from you and discover that it is true, you’ll feel quite disappointed. While the situation might not be a deal breaker, it’ll surely chip away at the faith you have in this relationship.
Sagittarius Horoscope (Nov 22 – Dec 21)
There’s one word for your love life this week: crazy! On Monday, an unexpected situation may throw a monkey wrench in your plans to have an intimate, romantic evening with your sweetheart. Instead of making love, the two of you might be putting out a symbolic fire that neither of you started. Then, for the rest of the week, you and your partner seem to get your communication lines crossed no matter what the subject is. Yikes!
Capricorn Horoscope (Dec 22 – Jan 19)
Just when you thought everything was going great between you and your partner, this week you might feel as if things have suddenly changed overnight. A domestic situation threatens the peace between you and your mate on Monday. It might be a matter entirely out of your control, but what will disturb you most is the way your partner seems to escape having to deal with it — leaving you holding the bag.
Aquarius Horoscope (Jan 20 – Feb 18)
This might be a week you’re advised to strategically lose your voice whenever you have to talk to your lover about anything vital. Mercury Retrograde will not be kind as he continues traveling through your romance sector, making tense aspects to other planets. Silence might be frustrating for both of you but it’s a better alternative than mucking up your words so much that it leads to needless contention. Pick your battles.
Pisces Horoscope (Feb 19 – Mar 20)
Whatever you do, keep your money separate from your love life this week. Your lover might ask you for a loan or an outright gift. He or she might have the best intentions in the world however in this situation, you’re likely to feel as if your sweetheart has crossed a line. Instead of getting inflamed, have an honest conversation about your personal boundaries. This is always a major theme for you.
The Balance of the Elements & the Signs for May 25th
Agile, versatile, inquisitive, flowing, conversational, airy, many ideas. Can be volatile, superficial, changeable, restless and inconsistent.
Meticulous, discriminating, pure, practical, health conscious, hard working. Can be hyper-critical, petty and perfectionistic.
We tend to favor rational, objective thought over emotions, impulses, and feelings at this time. We are more intellectual, fair-minded, and logical in our approach, Ideas flow easily and quickly, we are more communicative and guided by principles, and also somewhat dispassionate or impersonal.
We may be open to change but may not have much follow-through.
We are flexible, adaptable, willing, open to change, and possibly flighty or nervous.
LUNAR PHASE: CRESCENT
Moon 45 to 90 degrees ahead of the Sun.
This is an eager, impulsive, and progressive time. We are motivated and ready to take on challenges.
Astrologically it’s a rather temperamental day, but one in which we might become aware of things we need to change. Uranus is in challenging aspect with both Venus and the Sun stimulating impulsive or rebellious feelings, a First Quarter Moon brings our attention to obstacles, and a Mars-Neptune square reminds us that we need to pay better attention to our spiritual needs, and possibly points out inconsistencies in our plans. Desires that come on suddenly today may be fleeting.
The Moon is in Leo until 4:51 AM.
The Moon is void until 4:51 AM (since 6:49 AM yesterday).
The Moon is in Virgo from 4:51 AM forward (until Wednesday, May 27th, at 5:41 PM).
The Moon is waxing and in its Waxing Crescent phase until 1:18 PM / First Quarter phase from 1:18 PM forward.
The First Quarter Moon occurs at 1:18 PM (Moon in Virgo square Sun in Gemini).
Mercury is retrograde. (Mercury is retrograde from May 18 to June 11 in the sign of Gemini).
The Moon today is in a First Quarter phase. This phase occurs roughly 7 days after the New Moon when the earth is one quarter of the way through it’s orbit around the earth. Exactly half the moon will be illuminated and half dark. On the day of the First Quarter phase the moon is high overhead at sunset and is visible until mid-night when it sets in the west. The First Quarter phase is a one day event and in the following days enters a Waxing Gibbous phase becoming more illuminated each day until the Full Moon.
Phase Details for – Monday, May 25, 2015
Phase: First Quarter
Moon Age: 7.18 days
Moon Angle: 0.49
Moon Distance: 404,294.06 km
Sun Angle: 0.53
Sun Distance: 151,535,801.69 km
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