Updated: May 11
May 2021 Ascendifi Almanac
5/3 – Last Quarter Moon in Aquarius
The Last Quarter Moon is asking you to remove the barriers that have held you back during your growth period. Moon in Aquarius squares the Sun in Taurus, both fixed signs who crave different things. Taurus can fear change and favors security, lavishing in everything that meets their senses while Aquarius wants to explore the depths of the mind and is trailblazing the path of change. You will feel a pull in two different directions as you navigate what you need to change to be who you are, without losing the security that you’ve built. If you can harness the energy of both Taurus and Aquarius you will be able materialize these amazing ideas you have, you will be able to see what is standing in your way and devise a plan to bring to the New Moon.
5/3 – Mercury Enters Gemini
Mercury comes home in Gemini and there is an emphasis on exchanges of information, ideas and dedication to obtaining knowledge. Gemini has a burning curiosity which is stimulated through creativity and learning new things, after all there are always new things to learn. Communication with others is valued now and self-observation abilities are strengthened along with sudden changes in opinion and openness to new ones. Where Gemini falls is in your chart will be stimulated with new communicative expression or perspective. With the North Node currently in Gemini this mercurian energy is collectively moving us forward.
5/8 – Ceres Enters Taurus
Ceres, the divine feminine aspect of unconditional love, the nurturing principle, attachment and life’s cycles enters Taurus, the grounded Earth tender. Ceres in Taurus receives a sense of nurture by their physical surroundings providing stability. Taurus lives through the senses and can therefore be very sensitive to their environment. Taurus ruling the second house of self-worth aligns with Ceres’ values of providing acceptance and loving emotional space. This is energy for nourishing your body and valuing your worth by having healthy boundaries with your environment. Boundaries are self-love. You deserve to feel safe, cared for, and know the resources for your needs are available to you.
5/8 – Venus Enters Gemini
Venus, the planet of love and luxury, enters mutable, air sign Gemini. This is a perfect time to connect your heart (Venus) with your mind (Gemini). With this loving and fun dynamic, you will feel a magnetic pull to all things that make you feel alive and stimulated. People will appear that you can talk to endlessly, as long as they make you laugh! You may want to share more than normal and feel a deep connection to like-minded people. If you’ve been feeling in a rut with your life and/or relationships allow Venus in Gemini to whisk them away without fear or apprehension. Allow yourself to try out new things that will enhance your life, if there is something you’ve been wanting to try (new activity, restaurant, outing with different people) this is the perfect time to go for it.
5/11 – New Moon in Taurus
The New Moon arrives in 21 degrees of Taurus, asking you if your desires line up with your soul expression. With the sun and the moon both in Taurus, you are being asked to take a step back and look at where you are currently in life. How do you feel when you are able to the truest version of yourself, how does your value shine through your actions? If you have been stuck in a world that doesn’t align with you, it may be painful to get through tasks or start your day. Your value does not depend on your job, your income, your social media following, or what you look like. Your value comes from what you think about yourself and how you feel on the inside. Taurus like to be grounded, so take this time to think about what it is you truly want – not how you will be looked at from society – but how you will feel doing what brings you joy. As much as others try to give us their best advice, they are often projecting their own insecurities into the situation and do not know how we are truly feeling inside either. Themes of consistency will be triggered under this New Moon, as you may be asking why you haven’t reached the goals that you set for yourself. To have consistency you have to push through the times that you don’t want to do whatever goal you have set for yourself, and just be present in the current moment. If you are waiting for inspiration or motivation to achieve your goal, you are going to be waiting forever.
Taurus is the epitome of all things luxurious and loves to indulge. But if we move beyond the basis of Taurus, we see how much our self-worth and value is tied to things in the material world, and how much our need for stability is rooted in something much deeper than a roof over our head and food in the fridge. How do we face the world when we feel valued and heard?
5/12 – Mercury in Gemini Trine Saturn in Aquarius
Mercury and the North Node in Gemini form a trine with Saturn in Aquarius aligning you to seek the truth in your hopes and wishes. The truth Saturn seeks for you has been sewn into time. Saturn brings resolve when transiting an air element and an air trine takes you and the collective to new heights. But as always with the quality of air, too much you soar too high and too little you cannot survive. Sometimes the best option is to surrender to your expansion while remaining in your center. Keep facing your true north and allow solutions to come to you, embrace being able to do that without feeling limited by the nature of it all. What is not true is no longer of use.
5/13 – Jupiter Enters Pisces
Jupiter the planet of benevolence and divine protection enters Pisces’ unconditional seas. Both energies are boundless in nature, Jupiter through expansion and Pisces through transcendence. This is also an auspicious transit for luck and abundance with Jupiter being the ancient ruler of Pisces. Expect opportunities and doors to open in the area of your chart housing Pisces, especially if you have not felt so expansive in this area of your life recently. Jupiter comes in when we’ve had a bit of a hard time, much like a surfacing of strong will and faith that brings better then imagined outcomes. When the flood gates open of Jupiters’ grand generosity healing is on the horizon and abundance is certain.
5/14 – Mercury Retrograde Pre Shadow
Mercury Retrograde begins her Pre Shadow-Period until going retrograde on May 29th, 2021. Themes of this Pre Shadow period will set the stage for lessons to be learned during Mercury Retrograde. It is important during this time to realize what you are actually saying, and how others will perceive it. If you find yourself constantly judging others and feeling as if you cannot have a conversation with someone without tearing others down, it’s time to take a look inward. How do you feel after you gossip with your friend? Do you ever stop to ask yourself if you are critiquing others because they are doing something you want to do, or are in a position you wish to be in? Pay attention to how often you are speaking negatively of others. Ask yourself why this person is truly bothering you, especially if you are not having one on one contact with them.
5/18 – Venus in Gemini sextile Chiron in Aries
Venus and the North Node in Gemini form a sextile to Chiron in Aries. Sextiles bring new talents, new inner-authority and understanding. They are easier energies to move through that will have you knowing and therefore doing something new. This kind of aspect between a forward beating heart and any wounding brings freedom. Acceptance is freedom. The way you are is divine and striving for perfection is only a construct to imprison your expansion. True freedom sought is in that of accepting what is so the light may enter the wounds. The heart’s balance is between not denying its wounds for that is also denying its wisdom but also knowing when to stop picking the scabs for that is how they scar. Every time you pass through a period of pain you discover strength. Strength is found now in allowing your heart to lead you and be expressed no matter the darkness it has hard fought.
5/19 – First Quarter Moon in Leo
This is the second First Quarter Moon in Leo (last one being on 4/20/21) The Sun is still in Taurus, and it will change into Gemini tomorrow. During the last first quarter moon in Leo, you dealt with issues surrounding your needs and desire for receiving attention, and what you do with this energy. What lessons did you learn during this time? In terms of your goals, you made at the New Moon, is receiving attention or fearing the attention you will get holding you back? If you are nervous to put yourself out there, ask yourself what is the worst that can happen. In terms of personal, Do you feel as if people responding negatively to you is better than not responding at all? You may want to realize that if people are not giving you the attention you are craving, they do not belong in your life. Even if you are asking for more than they are willing or able to give, believe that someone else out there will be able to meet your needs. These feelings will carry on to the Full Moon Lunar Eclipse.
5/20 – Sun Enters Gemini
Gemini is a mutable, masculine, air sign. Symbolized by the twins and the lovers in tarot, Gemini is known for having a dual nature. Ruled by Mercury with the ‘I am’ mantra, “I think” Gemini’s are highly intelligent, mentally stimulating and value communication. They are witty and whimsical with a childlike outlook on life that brings a sense of joy and curiosity to those around them. They can carry restless energy and may appear scattered to those that do not understand the complexity of their diamond mind. Gemini season will have us reaching for our own dual nature, most notably that of the 2 hemispheres of the brain and seeking coherence.
5/23 – Saturn Retrograde in Aquarius
Saturn will retrograde in 13 degrees of Aquarius until October 11, 2021. Saturn can show you where your boundaries are and how you handle and overcome difficulties in your life. Saturn likes to push your limitations and make your question your life quest. Over the next five months you will have time to step away from things that you have been trying to control in your life. Since Aquarius is the humanitarian, you are being asked if your controlling ways are stopping you from allowing others to help you? Do you trust others to get the job done and done well? It’s important to look at the way you’ve been treated in the past, do you now treat yourself like this and project it onto others? You may focus to much on external factors in your world as to why you are where you are, or why you aren’t where you want to be. Placing barriers in your own way when it comes to going after what you want can be difficult to spot. Taking a step back before reacting will help. Realizing having others help and support makes the job easier for you, you do not have to carry it all on your own.
You may feel as though you are beginning to get spiritual downloads of ideas or business opportunities that will bring the collective forward. This is a time to look beyond just yourself and create something to help those in need. What legacy do you want to leave behind?
5/26 – Full Moon + Total Lunar Eclipses in Sagittarius
A Blood moon Total Lunar Eclipse illuminates the sky at 5 degrees of Sagittarius. Lunar Eclipses tend to bring us to an emotional state as they mark final endings for us. Your perspective is shifting on what is keeping you from your freedom. Sagittarius doesn’t like to be tied down and is famous for their independence. This Moon will be an emphasis on relationships in your life that have been holding you back from personal and financial goals. You will start to realize how important support is to you. If you are consistently trying to better yourself, fighting through the self-doubt and making plans for yourself, yet the people in your life are tearing you down or questioning what you have built, you may begin to see things in a new light. Being alone and getting into the true alignment with yourself is much better than being bogged down by someone else. You may begin to realize these relationships are mirroring relationships you had in childhood and a deeper wound need to be dealt with. They are here to show you where you are still being triggered. If you are accepting less in a relationship, it is because you feel less on the inside. You can begin to build walls up around your heart to protect yourself from people’s harsh words and criticism, but this isn’t serving you any longer. These people in your life could have helped you elevate in the beginning and brought you to where you need to be, but that might be as far as they can meet you. After the hard work you’ve been put to find your calling at the New Moon, you deserve to move forward. The Universe will bring the people who you need to get to where you want to go.
5/29 – Mercury Retrograde in Gemini
Mercury begins her retrograde in ruling sign Gemini until June 22, 2021. While Mercury Retrograde is always known for communication mishaps; this can be more prominent since it is in Gemini. Cardinal, air sign Gemini loves to chat and talk through their feelings in full depth. They don’t want to internalize or ignore what’s going on with them. During all retrogrades, you are asked to go inside and learn the deep spiritual lessons that will let you up level your life to the next stage. However, sometimes we have to hit rock bottom and mess up to learn our lesson and understand how to move forward – fully. Issues you face during this retrograde can occur when you allow subconscious thoughts or fears to come out in your words. Someone could have hurt you, whether in the past or currently, and you do not want to speak your truth to them. It could be for a variety of reasons – you don’t want to hurt them, you blame yourself, you feel stuck in a situation, or you don’t want to lay down your boundaries with them in fear they will be mad at you or end the relationship. Just because you can’t tell this person how you feel doesn't mean the feelings go away. You can place blame on someone else (an easier target that you know will take it) or lash out in anger about something different as this allows you to release in some way. Talking through these feeling is the only way to get through it. Sometimes you may have to dig deep to identity the truth of where these emotions are coming from, it’s easier to blame the traffic, the annoying coworker, etc. than to face your discomfort.