New Moon in Taurus May 18 @ 12:13 AM EDST

The new Moon on May 18th would normally be an excellent time to begin new projects, but when it is in Taurus it will be a slow, methodical start.  In addition to the new Moon, Mercury will be stationing retrograde the evening of the 18th.  So you will want to take advantage of the new Moon earlier in the day. The roots of any project that you initiate during this lunar cycle will be grounded and long lasting. This is a wonderful time to plant your garden in a metaphorical or literal sense. If you were born with your Sun or Moon in Taurus this should be a very personally active and eventful two weeks for you.  If you are not sure of your moon sign I will be happy to give you that information. Just contact me with your birth information.

Mercury, the communicator, will be stationing retrograde in Gemini @ 9:50 PM EDST, so  you will want to take advantage of the energy of the new Moon earlier in the day. When Mercury is Rx, communications can become tangled and confused, especially when it is Rx in its ruling sign.

This is a time when we will reassess the meaning of relationships in our life. We will re-evaluate our communication skills. If you were born with your Sun in the sign of Gemini, Libra, or Aquarius you will find these next 21 days to be a very significant cycle for you. The re-evaluation of relationships and communications will be important for all of us during this time, but especially for Gemini, Libra and Aquarius Sun signs.

When Mercury is retrograde it is a great time to play catch up. You will want to do anything that begins with a “re.” Reread, rewrite, reevaluate, revisit, rethink, reorganize, repair, and/or reprocess.

This is not a particularly auspicious time to begin anything new. It is a good time to research and plan for something new to begin after Mercury goes direct. You will want to check and recheck your reservations if you are planning to take a vacation during this time. It is best to avoid signing legal contracts during this time, as things may not be as they appear. If you must sign a contract, take time to read the fine print. Do not take anything for granted.

I’d love to hear from you. An astrology consultation can be a great tool to help you cope with stressful cycles in your life and to plan and prepare for the future.

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