Mercury Prepares to Station Retrograde

“Any major Dude with half a heart surely will tell you my friend
Any minor world that breaks apart falls together again
When the demon is at your door
In the morning it won’t be there no more
Any major Dude will tell you.” Steely Dan

Astrologer and shamanic teacher Lena Stevens has written that May has been a month of integration. She went on to say that it could easily feel as if you had emptied out the contents of your closet and they were in a big pile in the middle of the floor. The next step involves sorting through – to see what is appropriate for your life moving forward and what needs to be left behind. With the amount of change many people are experiencing- both inner and outer- this image provides a good way to view the influence of recent astrological activity.
With Venus in Taurus it is wise to value and appreciate yourself and what you have created as a starting point.
Mercury will turn retrograde Saturday June 7 and will travel in retrograde mode until July 1. The usual caveats apply – leave extra time when traveling, double check the details on any legal agreements and make an extra effort to keep communications clear – double checking when snafus arise. It is a good to rethink and review.
In July a number of planets will be moving direct – offering a time of increased clarity.

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Steely Dan quote from their song Any Major Dude, Lena Steven’s work can be found on the

Venus enters the Pluto/Uranus Square

Expect the unexpected is a good maxim to live by through the 23rd as Mars forms a trine to Uranus and Venus enters the Uranus/ Pluto square. It can be a heady ride trying to keep up with sudden and unanticipated events. A word to the wise on the relationship front- Venus/Uranus aspects rule love at first sight occurrences but relationships born under these aspects often are unstable and unpredictable. The Venus Pluto square is likely to bring to life relationships of a karmic nature as well as relationships issues which are challenging to resolve.