Tonight is the Full Moon in Sagittarius. Sagittarius represents optimism, idealism, faith, and hope, so this is an opportunity to bask in that positive energy. This is a great time to circle your friends around you (powerful planetary energy from a Full Moon tempered by a T-square with the Sun in Gemini and Saturn in Virgo, while Mars, Venus, and Mercury are in Taurus, make it a good time for a celebration).
While you gather with your friends, keep also in mind that the Sagittarian Moon represents the ideal form of communication: communicating with compassion and understanding, and with hope and joy. The pen is mightier than the sword: use your words well, and never as a weapon.
A conference of international astrologers in Kathmandu, Nepal yesterday met with a hitch when the ethnic group Newa Mukti Morcha called a general strike, bringing the capital city to a standstill. Of the nearly 700 national and international conference participants, many were stranded at Thankot (the entry point to the valley) while others were unable to make it to the venue in Kathmandu due to the strike; those that managed to make it to the venue were left wondering how they'd make it back.
Those astrologers that planned the event, including the date, were left red-face; they cited a miscalculation had occurred when they planned the best time for their event.
The real kicker? The
As of Saturday, May 30, Mercury was no longer retrograde. And yes, as I write this I can be found dancing around the office, for the flustered communication, mussed social plans, and kaput electronic devices that have so plagued me in the last few weeks shall bother me no more! (Well, until September 7, when Mercury again goes retrograde, if you want to get technical).
I know that I can't be the only one suffering from a bad case of the Mercury retrogrades. Some of our authors have submitted multiple drafts of articles and manuscripts during the past weeks, catching just one more thing to be changed with each read through.
Even our readers have had their worlds turned upside down by
Tonight, May 24, is the New Moon in Gemini.
A New Moon is a time to begin new projects, and in the mutable air sign of Gemini, this means a focus on projects concerning communication and the flow of information. As we are also more psychically open during New Moons, this could signal a time of increased mental working and/or agitation. While this can be great for the office or the home, also be sure to take time to yourself to avoid over-stressing your mind; meditation and yoga are great ways to calm the mind.
Keep all lines of communication open--this is a great time for a brainstorming session (after all, you do have all those ideas running around in your head) or other such meeting