Jupiter is the featured player in the first half of May. He amplifies spiritual awakening and inspired creativity as he enters Pisces, and rainbows magical possibilities as he quintiles Uranus. We also have a Taurus New Moon with surprising spiritual and creative potential, as well as a Double Yod Key that supports lightning-speed shadow work!
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Jupiter Quintile Uranus
Quintiles make magic. This 72° aspect (⅕ of the circle) is associated with divine inspiration, mystical experience and fairy dust. (We might as well throw in unicorns and rainbows while we’re at it.) When it connects two planets with such positive potential, the upside can be amazing!
We can feel this Jupiter-Uranus quintile (28°56′ Aquarius-10°56′ Taurus) 3/30 thru 8/8. (That’s when it’s “in orb”, or close enough to connect.) It’s in orb again 12/3 thru 1/12/22. This aspect is exact 3 times: today (5/5), 7/3 & 12/24.
Here are some of the wonderful ways we might experience Jupiter quintile Uranus. Many thanks to Renn Butler for letting me borrow from his masterful book, The Archetypal Universe: Astrological Patterns in Human Culture, Thought, Emotion and Dreams:
- dramatic breakthroughs and quantum leaps
- rebirth and awakening
- surprising resolution of problems
- unexpected openings and opportunities
- expanded horizons
- changes of fortune or philosophy
- incurable and infectious optimism
- heightened aliveness
- access to new layers or realms of experience
- transcendence of petty problems and attachments
- urges to share your light
- the light at the end of the tunnel
- Eureka moment!
- feelings of universal redemption
- collective epiphanies and awakenings
- breakthroughs that benefit everyone
- everything around you coming vibrantly alive
- higher emancipation
- freedom for all
- “the truth shall make you free”
- maximum liberation
- moments of genius or brilliance
- divine inspiration
- create a frenzy
- to “become as God”
- flashes of greatness
- ascendancy of the liberal, humanitarian and progressive impulses
- surges of cultural flowering
Here’s more good news: these wonderful possibilities are amplified or extended thanks to other astrological events too! First, Jupiter and Uranus seamlessly transition from their quintile into a flowing, energetic sextile. It’s in orb for 3 months, 12/6/20 thru 3/6/21.
Second, since Uranus carries the same archetypal energy as Aquarius, we can enjoy these same delightful effects when Jupiter is in Aquarius. Jupiter finishes a 6-month passage through Aquarius on 5/13, then revisits the Lightning Sign 7/28 thru 12/28!
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Heal Emotional Wounds Fast with a Double Yod Key
Two “Finger of God” aspect patterns (formally known as Yods) merge to form a Double Yod Key. This adjustment-loving configuration begins today (5/6), peaks on 5/13 and ends on 5/19. It includes Mars, Saturn, Uranus and the South Node.
Old emotional wounds are symbolized by the South Node of the Moon, Saturn, and Mars’ placement in the emotional sign of Cancer. Rapid breakthrough is catalyzed by fast-moving Mars and lightning-speed Uranus!
Some people think it’s best to sweep old traumas under the rug, or let them hang around. Or they choose slow healing methods that could take years to bring complete healing … if it happens at all.
Not me. With an Aquarius Sun, and a 1st house Uranus hugging my Ascendant and opposing my Sun, I want things that work fast! That’s why I love high-speed shadow work, supercharged by modalities like holotropic breathwork variants, shamanic plant spirit ceremonies, or Internal Family Systems Therapy.
I also offer a powerful shadow work tool that’s fast, easy, quick and free. It’s called the Healing Invocation, and was downloaded into my brain over 10 years ago during an ayahuasca ceremony. I’ve shared it with thousands of people since then, and have been flooded with emails marveling at how such a simple technique gives such amazing results. If you’d like to try it, I offer full instructions and a guided meditation in my Free Invocation Masterclass.
This Double Yod Key also has other uses. With Mars as its focal point, anything represented by the Red Planet could be powerfully energized. These possibilities include stepping out as a warrior, pioneer, entrepreneur or sexual being. Saturn in Aquarius offers innovative wisdom, while Uranus can send you intuitive hits and inspire innovative thinking. Finally, the South Node can help you rekindle dormant talents from past lives.
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Taurus New Moon with Surprising Spiritual and Creative Potential
A New Moon lines up at 3 pm EDT (21°17′ Taurus). Any Taurus New Moon is great to start or revitalize worldly security, income and possessions. Taurus rules all five senses, so give yourself wonderful things to see, hear, smell, taste and touch!
Optimize Taurus’ legendary stubbornness by first thinking through which things really should be maintained in their current configuration. Spend time in nature. And make time to chill out. One Taurus motto is, “I’m not a human doing, I’m a human being!”
This New Moon’s most exciting aspect is a Neptune sextile. This harmoniously energizing soft aspect with the Taurean luminaries highlights 3 juicy possibilities!
The first is amplified Law of Attraction potential. In this context, Neptune represents imagination and visualization. The Sun and Moon in Taurus represent manifestation into the physical world. (Here’s a link to my favorite Law of Attraction book.)
This sextile also makes it easier to maintain embodied awakening. Looked at this way, Neptune represents divine consciousness, while the Taurean luminaries represent this higher awareness as a normal presence in your daily life.
This state is sometimes called walking between the worlds, or the marriage of heaven and earth. To learn how to quickly call in embodied awakening every morning, then easily maintain it throughout the day, check out my Free Invocation Masterclass.
A third way to use this sextile is for conscious dissolution. Here, the Taurus planets represent the object or structure you no longer desire. Neptune represents the water or divine flow that can wash them away. It’s sort of like Law of Attraction in reverse!
This New Moon also features a Pluto trine. Pluto can transmit wealth and power, while Taurus represents money and possessions. The trine that connects them is a harmonious aspect, but it only gives a certain amount for free. You’ll need to apply focused effort if you want to optimize this aspect’s wealth-building potential.
The combination of Pluto and Taurus is also great for sacred sex. Taurus represents sensuality, while Pluto can elevate sexual pleasure to include ecstatic soul blending.
Two asteroid goddesses also aspect this New Moon. A Pallas Athena sextile can help you embody the energy of the warrior goddess. This archetype also excels at strategy, negotiation and diplomacy. Finally, a Juno quincunx invites life-enhancing adjustments in your committed partnerships.
The Sabian Symbol for this New Moon is, “A white dove flying straight and fearlessly over troubled waters”.
A white dove is a universal symbol of peace. The troubled waters represent all our difficulties: personal, social and global. This symbol invites you to set a straight and fearless course toward peacefulness, no matter how much challenge you’re facing.
The universe operates on the “as within, so without” principle. The greater the harmony you hold within yourself, the more harmony you’ll experience firsthand in the world around you.
If you haven’t healed the disharmony within yourself, you’ll spread disharmony to the world around you despite your best intentions. That’s why being able to maintain a strong level of equanimity is so important. (I once again recommend the quick and easy Embodied Awakening Invocation in my Free Invocation Masterclass.) The more peaceful you are on the inside, the more effectively you’ll be able to spread peace in the world around you!
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Jupiter Enters Pisces
Jupiter begins a limited engagement in Pisces today at 6:36 pm EDT, following a high-speed 6-month run through Aquarius. Jupiter will hang out in Pisces for 2-1/2 months before retrograding back into Aquarius on 7/28.
Jupiter will re-enter Pisces on 12/28, then sprint through the Sign of the Fishes in just 5-1/2 months. It will enter Aries on 5/10/22.
I am once again grateful to Renn Butler for letting me borrow from his masterful book, The Archetypal Universe: Astrological Patterns in Human Culture, Thought, Emotion and Dreams. We begin with the more challenging shadow qualities of Jupiter in Pisces, so that we can finish with its positive possibilities. The world needs the flowing possibilities of Jupiter in Pisces now more than ever!
- overoptimism, rose-colored glasses
- spaced-out, impractical idealism
- new age naïveté and gullibility
- blurred distinctions and belief in anything
- excessive generosity
- unwise financial speculation
- illusions of easy material return
- mirages of a glorious prosperity
- fool’s gold
- self-indulgence and laziness combined with high expectations
- excessive ritual trappings and ceremony in religion
- spiritual materialism
- wholesale illusions and projections
- esoteric pretensions
- psychic inflation and grandiosity
- feelings of faith and wonder
- grand ideals and vision
- heightened intuition
- exalted dreams
- expansive inner life
- outpourings of creative expression
- dream-come-true optimism
- a feeling of being buoyed or lifted from within
- blissful states of cosmic unity
- reconnection with divine consciousness
- tolerance and forgiveness
- altruism and generosity
- broad-ranging kindness and compassion
- transcendence of factionalism
- human compassion transcending creed or affiliation
- authentic spiritual institutions
- the humanitarian safety net
- all-encompassing shifts of vision
- the re-visioning and re-enchantment of a culture
- consciousness expanding everywhere
- sacred wonders and pilgrimages
- mystical or spiritual education
Life is not a spectator sport. The more each of us embodies the positive potentials of Jupiter in Pisces, the easier it will be for the world’s people, societies, institutions and governments to do the same.
We’re all connected, and your consciousness and actions affect everyone and everything. As Gandhi said, be the change you want to see in the world!
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Double Yod Key Peaks
The Double Yod Key that started on 5/6 peaks today (5/13) and ends on 5/19.
Whatever your Sun Sign, my forecasts can help you make the best use of the current astrological energies.
All dates and times are in the U.S. eastern time zone. Events are most powerful on the dates listed, but their influence will be active for at least a week before and after.
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