May 13-19 2013 Weekly Astrology Forecast: Venusian Confusion?

venus in the garden - may 13-19 weekly astrology forecastLovely Venus, ruler of relationships, money and creativity, faces a challenging week. Her hard aspects to three slower planets could raise challenge where it’s needed for your highest good.

Communication and learning will face a bit less challenge, with Mercury making hard aspects to Neptune and Saturn. At least Mercury will enter Gemini, bolstering its resilience.

Fortunately, three magical quintiles will be offering up plenty of divine inspiration to help you navigate all this. Read on for all the details!

5/13 (Mon)

Your efforts in support of your higher calling receive steady, flowing support with Saturn trine Vesta.

Mentoring and healing get an extra sprinkling of fairy dust to support them with Mercury quintile Chiron.

Another quintile connects Taurean Mars and Neptune. Stay open to the inspiration that will help you bring your dreams and visions into concrete physical manifestation.

Venus Square Neptune

Venus aspects four slower planets this week! Potential challenges of Venus‘ first aspect, a square to Neptune, include confusion, drifting and even deceit in relationships, creativity and finances. But you can minimize the chances of these downside possibilities. Neptune rules visualization, so vividly imagine your desired outcomes in these areas.

Other life-affirming ways to blend Venus and Neptune include connecting with your divine source, relating to the divine in the beings around you, and heeding the call of your creative Muse. With Venus in Gemini, the written and spoken arts get special support.

5/15 (Wed)

Venus‘ second aspect of the week, also challenging, is a quincunx to Saturn. This calls for reality checks in your relationships, creativity and finances so you can make appropriate adjustments.

Strive to see any difficult situations as they really are, so that you can deal with them effectively. If a situation in these areas is already solid, you can make adjustments to create an even more solid foundation!

Mercury transits Gemini, one of its own signs, today through 5/30. Lots of energy will be available for learning and communication!

Chiron makes its second quintile of the week, this time with the Sun. Healing and mentoring receive even more magical stimulation.

5/18 (Sat)

Make sure you’re understanding and being understood: communications can get muddled with Mercury square Neptune. But this aspect can make you more receptive to divine energy and information, and augment the flow of healing energy through your hands.

Venus connects with the Uranus-Pluto square today, sextiling Uranus and quincunxing Pluto. Relationships, finances and creativity are once again up for transformation. Situations in these areas that serve your highest good can receive empowerment from Pluto, while situations that don’t are prime candidates for healing or release. Let your actions be guided by Uranus’ favorite form of communication, the intuitive flash!

Are your communications feeling awkward or blocked? With Mercury quincunx Saturn, look for adjustment factors that can help the situation. This aspect can also support enhanced mental discipline and appropriate restraint in your communications.

Void-of-Course Moons

It’s best to avoid starting important new projects or making major purchases during void-of-course Moons. “Business as usual” is the optimal strategy. Void-of-course Moons occur when the Moon has made her last major Ptolemaic aspect, but has not yet moved into her next sign.

5/15, 4:42 pm – 6:39 pm (Leo)
5/18, 12:35 am – 5:34 am (Virgo)

“Beauty in the Garden” photo by criswatk at stock.xchng

Whatever your Sun Sign, Benjamin’s forecasts can help you make the best use of the current astrological energies.

Events are most powerful on the dates listed, but their influence will be active for at least several days before and after. Everyone is affected by these global transits. However, you will be most powerfully impacted when moving planets activate sensitive points in your natal chart.

All dates and times are in the U.S. eastern time zone.

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