Hidden Insights: Astrology for the week of 14 May 2017

Hidden Insights: Astrology for the week of 14 May 2017

At Hidden Insights, we recommend taking time and care with your intentions, since manifesting ability is at a high this week.

We’re in touch with what we want, and we are opening up the communication channels to talk about it in an increasingly grounded way. But other aspects show we’re also subject to layers of subtle confusion that permeates our experience. 

With Mercury’s return to Taurus on 16 May 2017, the long-standing conjunction with Uranus finally ends. A profound stylistic change is indicated here, in regards to how we process our thoughts, as well as how we communicate what’s important to us.

These upcoming weeks provide the opportunity to ground and nourish the mind; to really think about what we want from life; and to consider exactly how we’re going to execute our plans.

And we should feel free to take our time with all of this. Although Mars begins to move away from its square aspect to Neptune this week — this is still unfolding. This dynamic highlights the continuing struggle we face to reconcile our actions to our ideals.

However, taking some action on our ideas is supported with an empowering trine from Mars to Jupiter — both in Air signs — that encourages us to make our own luck.

On 19 May 2017 Venus opposes Jupiter and we have the last quarter moon in socially-oriented Aquarius. The importance of relationships throughout our wider networks is emphasized. The simple truth is that none of us can get where we want to go on our own.

It’s also worth noting that Jupiter in Libra and Neptune in Pisces are in a many months long awkward quincunx (150 degree) aspect. Our consciousness expands through negotiating relationships of all kinds, and yet we also yearn for something that transcends notions of relationship entirely. 

With an openness to the artistry involved in engaging with the imagination, as well as each other, we can each manifest our own extraordinary ethereal experiences.

Aries (21 March — 19 April)

You’re really challenged to put the needs of others ahead of yourself this week, Aries. Even if it’s not clear what they are, you have to be willing to take your time and listen. Fluid sensitivity might not be your modus operandi, but you do have enthusiasm. Channel it into being of service. To truly listening and honouring what you’re hearing from the people closest to you.

Your patronus patiently waits their turn.

Taurus (20 April — 20 May)

You can find the beauty in anything, Taurus — and this week you’re even more tuned-in to aesthetic than usual. It will be your commitment to beautifying your environment that will get you through these uncertain days. You may not be sure exactly how things are going to turn out with some things, but you do know what you like —  feel free to bring some of your refinement to the world around you.

Your sacred objects help you to re-arrange the world to your liking.

Gemini (21 May — 20 June)

If you’ve been doing the required maintenance that relationships require, then you’ll experience a pay-off this week, Gemini. Something will happen that’s likely to strike you as being particularly fortunate or random or unrelated, but be aware that it’s merited thanks to the effort you’ve put in in the past. Or maybe you’ve missed out this time. If you do, then you’ll know you need to do better next time.

Your holy mantra is: How can I help?

Cancer (21 June — 22 July)

With Mercury moving into your realm of social consciousness for the next few weeks, Cancer, you’re invited to think about how you bring a sense of industriousness to the wider community. You can be quite strategic about broader ideals when you’re not feeling hung up about security needs. So, if you’d like to free up some energy and put your mind to work on a problem that concerns the collective, make sure those important bases are covered.

Your sacred objects are a soapbox and a safety net.

Leo (23 July — 22 August)

You’re going to be feeling the need to stand up for yourself in some way this week, Leo. It’s not about contesting anything; it’s more about being seen for who you are rather than submitting to any assumptions. The best advice I can offer you is to speak from the heart. When you are fearlessly vulnerable, you make a lot more sense to others that you might realize.

Your secret weapon is: Courage.

Virgo (23 August — 22 September)

Don’t bother aiming for perfect this week, Virgo. Chances are you’re not going to be able to reconcile every problem you encounter and in fact in many situations you’d be best off utilizing a “that’ll do” approach. This includes any internal agitation that you just can’t shake. This is a great week to kick up any self-compassion practice you have to another level. Which is obviously much better than kicking yourself for feeling less than ideal.

Your patronus considers making it through the day a job well done.

Libra (23 September — 22  October)

You’re particularly sensitive to the Venus-Jupiter opposition this week, Libra, and this aspect represents a culmination of a process begun in early March when Venus first went direct at this degree. It’s important for you to deeply consider what you’ve learned these past months about relationships, but keep in mind that this process is ongoing. Considering the past in this way allows you to surf all the more expertly into the now, and beyond.

Your sacred objects reflect the past clearly.

Scorpio (23 October — 21 November)

You’re predisposed towards peering into your own darkness in order to find truth, Scorpio, but this week you’re encouraged to lift your gaze and use the world around you as the mirror. You’ll find nuggets of wisdom almost everywhere if you keep your eyes open. Notice that life reflects your complexity and your beauty through the various interactions and experiences you’re faced with.

Your secret weapon is: Radical curiosity.

Sagittarius (22 November — 22 December)

Do you see yourself as someone with integrity, Sagittarius? Your challenge this week is not to give up your efforts either before you begin, or at the last minute. This will be especially difficult if it happens to be a pattern that’s been compounding over time. Perhaps it’s helpful to consider that this desire to surrender, or not put in the required effort to get started, is a trick from the universe to ensure you actually want to be someone who does what they say they will.

Your patronus has got what it takes.

Capricorn (22 December — 19 January)

You can build momentum for yourself this week, Capricorn, but only if you pay attention to maintaining a strong foundation of healthy relationships. Letting yourself support and be supported by others doesn’t mean you have to give up any of your strength or independence. In fact it’s your willingness to do both which will contribute to your resilience as well as your reputation.

Your secret weapon is: Your ability to work well in a team.

Aquarius (20 January — 18 February)

Mercury moves in the area of your life all to do with roots and homelife this week, Aquarius; meaning you have opportunity galore to think about these aspects in depth. It’s unlikely you’ll be able to come up with any solutions per se. You’re prone to some illusion about your own capabilities as well as the potential of certain options. Rather than come up with a master plan, or commit to anything, permit yourself more time to tease out the details.

Your holy mantra is: What am I missing?

Pisces (19 February — 20 March)

Although the temptation is throw yourself towards the future with your gaze firmly fixed on the horizon, Pisces, it’s important to continually draw yourself back into the present moment and make sure your basic needs are being met. That is, if you want to get to where you’re going in one piece! There’s also a necessary slowdown occurring in your communications. If you’re not sure exactly how you want to present your ideas then remember: it’s perfectly fine to take your time.

Your patronus prefers the slow lane.

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Nikki Gardiner is a writer, astrologer and tarot card-slinger (among other things). She believes in the power of the various tools she uses to expand and deepen personal awareness and foster autonomy. She offers readings using a person-centered approach with a focus on encouraging and empowering narratives at stateofwildgrace.com.

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