Weekly Astrology Forecast for All Signs May 24th 2021
Slay those eclipse shadows
Watch and wait
Take what you hear on face value
We’re back in eclipse season now. Plus, this week brings its own special brand of cover-ups and chaos on the love front too.
The 26th hands us a fully eclipsed full Supermoon in Sagittarius. Just hours before this forms it will square Jupiter, Sagittarius’s ruling planet in Pisces. This is not just a cover-up but a big cover up. Take extra special care in any Sag-ruled area now. This does include foreign and long-distance travel. Yes, I know not many of us are going but some of us especially those who do essential work or whose jobs required them to travel before the pandemic, are still crossing borders. If so, this caution is for you.
Wait before making your move
Foreign trade also comes under this, so disruptions to the supply chain or unforeseen border problems could be another. Other Sag ruled areas are the mass media (fake news), the law, academia, sports, the outdoors and large animals especially horses.
We are really totally in the dark or deluding ourselves as Venus in your 3rd gets caught up in a narky T-square with that Moon and Neptune the following day. Not only that, Mercury will turn Retro 2.0 on the 29th conjunct Venus in what is its ruling house/sign in your chart.
For more on what to do, see our eclipse survival guide. What not to do? Leave home without Plans B thru Z, make a large purchase (especially a car or a horse), start legal proceedings, apply for anything and last but by no means least – look for love or take an old love back. If you get that uneasy feeling someone is not being up-front or is hiding something – hold that thought and don’t dismiss it, Intuition is always our best resource under an eclipse. This one is no different.
In a nutshell: Who’s afraid of this week’s eclipse? Not you, Aries. Not when armed with your inside knowledge and the ability to watch and wait anyway. Do nothing in haste and follow that thought.
Don’t let anyone make a drama out of a blip
Press ‘Pause’ and breathe
Take time to review the facts
Ruler Venus is all tangled up in the post-eclipse shadows and the Mercury retrograde this week. So, think Venus in drama queen mode. Big emotions. Big passions but is there any actual basis for this? Is someone making a big thing out of something small? If so, this could be all about them – literally. But it has no real substance but could simply be attention seeking.
Your best tactic is to avoid jumping to conclusions or acting on impulse. Above all, and I can’t emphasise this enough, please avoid major financial decisions around the time of the eclipse. This is because it cuts across your 2nd/8th houses. So, both your money houses are involved. Venus of course rules your 2nd. Joint financial matters especially those with a live-in boo or marriage partner need extra special caution.
Love needs time to pause
The eclipse occurs on the 26th in your 8th. Try to delay signing any agreements now if you possibly can. There could be T&C’s you are unaware of. The day after the eclipse we have a tense T-Square between Venus and that Moon which is still in the process of shaking off that eclipse hangover, and Neptune in your 11th. Don’t lend money either. And if you meet someone new around this time, please take things slowly. They may not be all they appear to be.
Mercury is the next planet to throw the proverbial astro-spanner in the works. Heading into reverse on the 29th and as it does, making a station on Venus. This is a very good time to review what’s working for you in love and money. And to have an audit around what isn’t. But again, don’t rush your decisions based on those sums just yet.
With the Mercury station on Venus new emerging love should be put on hold, the return of an old love has a question mark over it, and anything new ventures around love or income need the pause button pushed. See your eclipse survival guide for more tips. Eclipses are neither good nor bad. The same goes for retros. But together? What you don’t know about could fill more volumes than Game of Thrones.
In a nutshell: Love, money or what you share could be thrown into confusion thanks to this week’s eclipse. And watch for anyone who seems determined to turn something minor into a major production. Deep breath, Taurus. Don’t over-react.
Hold that name
Check your emotional insight for clarity
Review the old and wait for the new to emerge
You have a fully eclipsed full supermoon in your 7th on the 26th while ruler Mercury in your 1st will make a station to Venus (which rules your 7th) before throwing a reverse move on the 29th. So, take it this involves a past, present or possibly potential partner. Possibly a romantic one but not necessarily. In fact, if a name jumped to mind reading this – hold on to that.
The Moon rules our intuition along with Neptune. So, this week could see the signal subject to interruptions. But inbetween the static, you have the truth. Check out our eclipse survival guide for more tips. The day after the eclipse, we have a high tensile aspect occurring between Venus in your 1st, the de-cloaking Moon and Neptune in your 10th. So, stay connected to that insight and if you have a name, take it that’s who you should be focussed on now.
What you are seeing could be something going on with them such as them needing your support for instance. So, take the time to ask them what is going on and don’t assume they would tell you or you should automatically know. They may not want to worry you.
Retroactive Love Rules
However, that all being said, this is not the time to embark on a new liaison. Chances are there is something about that potential bae they are not being upfront about. That ex that isn’t for instance. Ruler Mercury turns retro from the 29th in your 1st. You know the drill and the usual retro rules apply and double.
But what could make this double trouble is the fact that Mercury makes a station to Venus. Which tells you love just went into reverse. If you recently started something new and all goes quiet, don’t push it. But don’t start anything new either. Once the shadow of the eclipse passes, new clarity can emerge around that name or any other close connection you have. We garden by the moon. So, tend to yours and pull out any weeds, Gemini.
In a nutshell: Who turned off the love light, Gemini? Things between you and someone else may not be as they seem now. You may have to wait or look harder to arrive at what is really going on. Take all the time you need thanks to an eclipse and ruler Mercury retroactive this week.
Restore your soul
Change your habits, change your world
Wait for intuition to provide your next step
What area do you need to restore your soul, Cancer? Or bring in rest and rejuvenation? So many of us have lockdown fatigue or have found that hybrid working brought about by the pandemic has seen is wearing too many hats. The result: burnout. Probably without us even being aware of it. After all, many of us are at home. That should be good – shouldn’t it?
Others may have slipped into bad habits to self-soothe. One, some or all of these can add up even if by themselves, they represent no biggie. So, look at what you are doing that may have been creeping up on you unawares or having a bigger impact than you thought as the eclipsed full supermoon appears in your 6th of day job, habits, health and wellbeing on the 26th.
Use insight for healthy choices
Eclipses always conceal as you know. Your ruler in shadow phase can bring total confusion as you feel emotionally confused or extra-specially sensitive and vulnerable. But you may not know what is making you feel like this. See our handy eclipse survival guide for more. You have a big planetary line-up in your 12th which tells you what is impacting you has been allowed to build up for quite some time. And what you are doing perhaps to cope or self-soothe isn’t freedom but the opposite in fact. It now has you caught or stuck.
Don’t panic. Over the next three weeks or so, information is going to come your way that allows you to make changes or identify what no longer sustains or supports you. Allowing you to replace this with something more positive. Mercury turns retrograde in your 12th from the 29th and as it does so, it makes a station on Venus in here. So, this is about prioritising true self-love. Finding what fills those needs as opposed to covering up emotional pain or over-indulging yourself. The usual retro rules apply. With an extra caveat. Make certain the love you choose is good for you too.
In a nutshell: Your ruler the Moon is supersized and eclipsed this week. And your usual superfast connection to your intuition may be disrupted as a result. Don’t worry. Normal service will shortly be restored. With fresh insights to follow.
Love is the big mystery
Slay that romantic uncertainty
Is it time for a new dream?
Lovers, children, millennials, young people, babies, your adult children if you have them, teenagers and the ‘children’ of your soul expression – your creative projects are all thrown into the shadows due to this week’s totally eclipsed supermoon in your 5th.
Yes, that’s all those subjects that resonate with your Leo heart on an emotional level. Needless to say, pay close attention to what is going on with your children if you have them, or any young person you are connected to even professionally. Also, guard your creative ideas – someone could steal them. Eclipses are always a cover-up on some level. See our handy eclipse survival guide for tips on how to navigate them. But as this is also your house of lovers, now is not the best time to go looking for a new one. Or to keep hanging on to illusions about a present one for that matter.
Who is making headlines?
The day after the eclipse sees Venus in your 11th oppose that recently de-cloaked Moon and square Neptune in your sector of friendships and goals. If a friend’s name and not a child’s or a lover’s popped into your head when reading about this, then you need to look closely at this dynamic now. It could be your friend needs assistance or else there is simply no longer the resonance there that you once had. But don’t ignore this.
To add chaos to confusion, Mercury also in your 11th enters full retroactive phase on the 29th. As it turns backwards it makes a station to Venus in here. One outcome of this can be a goal you once desired now losing its lustre. That’s fine. Use this time to set new ones. But this also tells you this is not a good time to go looking for love – especially via a dating app or on-line. Unless you want to be featured on the next episode of Catfish that is.
Use this time to reconnect with past contacts that are on your mind in a positive way or check those goals for relevance. A little fine tuning in both shows you that having more than one love or a newly re-affirmed goal to go for, gives you all the love you need.
In a nutshell: a powerful eclipse takes place in your sector of romance and children. It’s not the time to jump to conclusions however. But one to watch and look deeper. But when it comes to new love – go slowly, Leo.
If you don’t know what to expect – expect change
Keep your focus close to home
It’s retro time. You know what to do
Welcome to Big Fat Mutable Weather, Virgo. You know what that means. Or should do. Things are subject to change. Or are simply not as they appear to be.
You and who else in the shadows?
We have a totally eclipsed full Supermoon in the Moon’s ruling 4th house on the 26th. Just hours before this occurs, it will face off against Jupiter, the ruler of your 4th and Sagittarius, in your 7th of partners and live-in boos. Your 7th of course, being another mutable sign – Pisces. Take it this eclipse could well involve your spouse, a working relationship, someone you live with or someone or something that impacts directly on your physical, emotional or financial security. Follow your ‘gut’ on anything to do with this as this is also what your 4th rules.
Eclipses create blind spots. We are in the dark about something. To help, you can find your handy eclipse survival guide on here. Venus is the ruler of your 7th house ruling both money and love but sits in another mutable sign – Gemini and your 10th. While the ruler of the sign your 7th falls in, Neptune, is in residence in Pisces along with Jupiter. It all adds to that mutable weather front.
The recently de-cloaked Moon opposes Venus on the 27th while squaring Neptune. Property matters or business deals may change or reverse suddenly. Or new factors come to light. Watch for problems around plumbing and water. If buying somewhere, ensure your survey looks closely at this.
On top of this – yes, you guessed it. Ruler Mercury turns retrograde in its other ruling sign of Gemini and your 10th. So, on top of everything else, that extra special serving of Mercury mayhem. Mercury also makes a station to Venus in here as it turns back. Career matters may stall. But this is not the time to go looking for love now. Keep the focus close to home.
In a nutshell: Big fat mutable weather hands you an eclipse – and ruler Mercury retrograde this week, Virgo. Use caution when it comes to career or love matters. And keep your focus close to home.
Seek out the facts – and just the facts
Put that big love on hold
Check the weather report
Don’t make a major purchase now unless something has broken beyond repair. Take it from me that bargain isn’t. And above all, don’t jump to conclusions around anything you hear this week, Libra. Take it someone may not have their facts straight. Or else the situation may unexpectedly change.
Really, a ‘watch and wait’ approach is your best option as we have a totally eclipsed supermoon in your 3rd of communications, business and getting around. Fake news may not just be some conspiracy theory shared by someone’s Uncle Gavin from Wapping on Facebook. But something that relates to you personally. You need to conduct your own fact-checking under this eclipse rather than take anything on face value. Read our handy eclipse survival guide for more.29th
If what you are told impacts on your work, legal matters, wellbeing – then please, seek out expert advice. And no, that’s not Uncle Gavin in Wapping but a professional. And get a second opinion if needed.
Get your long range love forecast here!
If you are saying ‘This all sounds like a Mercury retro on steroids’ – you would be right on the money. This is Mercury’s ruling house. Right now, Mercury along with your ruler Venus is in Mercury’s ruling sign of Gemini – and your 9th. Your 9th supersizes all the themes we find in your 3rd of course. So instead of short trips we get long ones or mass transportation and airlines. Instead of mere publishing and communications we get the mass media. Big it up. Mercury turns retrograde right on cue after this eclipse (29th).
This Mercury retro happens as Mercury makes a station to your ruler Venus in here. So, Venus gets drawn into this along with a post-ecliptic T-square on the 27th between that Moon and Neptune in your 6th. Think big loves, big projects, faraway people, places and business dealings. Your thesis, your brainchild, your big idea, your horse, your belief system. We’re in big fat mutable weather and here’s what you need to know:
1: If going anywhere – check the weather along with other factors. It can and will affect your plans
2: Big loves are on hold. That includes current ones, potential ones and past ones if reappearing need to prove themselves all over again.
See this as a time to refine that big idea. It’s countdown time. Wait to launch next month.
In a nutshell: Misinformation and fake news could dominate the week. Or someone may promise what they can’t deliver. The cheque isn’t in the mail, the deal could be signed but you didn’t read the T&C’s and talk is cheap in love but actions seal the deal, Libra.
Keep that one connection in focus
What’s the return you’re getting on that emotional investment?
Know your worth
You’ll begin the week with one particular connection or relationship in focus as the Moon in your 1st opposes Uranus in your 7th. Please hold this thought. The Moon will quickly exit your sign and two days later we have a totally eclipsed full Supermoon in your money and values sector.
This is about far, far more than just your cash. But revolves around your values and what you invest in. Not just financially but emotionally. As well as your time and talents. The question this eclipse is asking is what do you believe you are worth and is this worth it?
Defer those decisions or renegotiate if you can
Try to steer clear of major negotiations and agreements. Especially if they involve you and another. But as a general rule of thumb, it is now best to avoid taking out new loans, mortgages or taking that punt on the stock market. Remember, eclipses conceal something. You also need to watch out for ‘emotional’ spending under this eclipse. And take it that ‘bargain’ probably isn’t.
What you share with someone or what is shared with you in return may be up for re-negotiation. Ensure you know if the price is right or not. Venus is the ruler of your 2nd and there is a need not to ‘sell out’ or ‘sell your soul’ happening. Venus sits in your 8th – your ‘other’ money house and container of all those things Scorpio-ruled. Mercury also in residence here will turn retro-active this week and as it does, make a station to Venus. Hence all of this being tied in with someone shared with one other person. Anyone from your boo to your boss or your bank.
I should not need to tell you that you need to sit and wait when it comes to any major decision regarding either money or love now. And that along with taking any new financial commitments off the table you need to take love as well. The only value system that stays true now is the one you know won’t fluctuate. Yours, Scorpio. Peg everything else against that.
In a nutshell: If one connection or name is in focus at the start of the week, you need to pay close attention to them for the rest of it, Scorpio. What’s promised may be subject to change. Look to what you get in return. And don’t be afraid to add up if its really worth it.
Ensure you are clear about someone’s intentions
Don’t be afraid to ask for clarity
Love is in the dark this week
Total eclipse of the heart. We are in eclipse season now, Sag. And if you have read our handy eclipse survival guide, then you already know that the present cycle of eclipses until the end of the year, is across your 1st/7th house axis.
Let’s go back to full Moon 101 as this is where we begin to decode what an eclipse in our 1st house – which you have this week, means for us. When we have a full Moon in our sign – which always occurs when the Sun is in our 7th and our opposite sign, the full Moon reflects the light of the Sun back into that house. So, it illuminates one particular person, partnership or opposite number.
Once upon a time there was light in my life . . .
When the full Moon in our 1st is eclipsed however, we cannot see them or the connection for what it is, clearly. Something is obscured or hidden from us. The eclipse of the 26th is a full supermoon. Hours before it forms, it will square your ruler Jupiter in your 4th telling you this is connected to your emotional security or involves someone linked to this or who you live with.
Understand that eclipses are neither good nor bad. But that you simply don’t know what is going on. It could be that someone is keeping something from you because they don’t want to worry you rather than deliberately pulling the wool over your eyes. Venus rules your 7th and the day after the eclipse, opposes the Moon still in your 1st and both square Neptune also in your 4th. Follow your intuition as to who or what this revolves around. Ask questions and ensure the answer aligns with the truth of that inner voice. And please – don’t rush into either conclusions or decisions.
This week also sees Mercury in your 7th turn Retro 2.0. As it does it makes a station to Venus. Does that feeling something is going on pre-date this eclipse which has merely magnified it? Or have you been putting off something you know you really should tackle, Sag? I should not need to tell you all the usual Retro Rules apply. Additionally, that new love interests are now no-go areas until next month. If that old flame returns – tell them they have to win you all over again. Sometimes starting back at the beginning is a necessary re-wind.
In a nutshell: Yes, you CAN slay that eclipse confusion. Simply by being your usual direct self and unafraid to get straight to the point. It may be a total eclipse of the heart in your sign, but there’s plenty you can do now, Sag.
It’s okay to admit you haven’t a clue this week
Illumination arrives right when you need it
Eclipses throw all of us into the dark. If that eclipse is in your 12th house – take it that this is a total blackout. You’re in a dark room wearing a blindfold looking for a box that isn’t there containing a black cat which has already left for another dimension. But nobody told you that. Check your handy eclipse survival guide for top tips on how to navigate the blackout.
Unlike other signs including the Sagittarians next door where this eclipse takes place on the 26th – you may receive illumination sooner rather than later. And I’ll get to that in a moment. This is a total eclipse of a supermoon so this should tell you this is a major cover-up. Just hours before it forms, the fast-waxing Moon squares Jupiter – ruler of Sagittarius, in your 3rd and Jupiter’s other ruling sign of Pisces. You may hear something relating to this – but take it you still don’t have the full picture.
Hints, signs, dreams, your intuition and synchronicities work together over the next few days to fill in the rest. Or rip your blindfold off. If you get the feeling you need to follow up and investigate further, then do as the next day has Venus in your 6th oppose the Moon and square Neptune in your 3rd. See this as heaven-sent insight.
The truth always sets you free
Above all, be open to the truth no matter what form it takes. Sometimes it can be right in front of us but we don’t want to see it. The cat actually hasn’t gone anywhere – poor Schrodinger is dead. Denial doesn’t help us. Mercury in what is its ruling 6th turns retrograde on the 29th. It could be what is hidden from you is the fact that something hasn’t been doing you any good. The retro rules apply double if Mercury is backwards in a ruling house/sign. Exposes feature due to Mercury making a station to Venus as it turns back. Hence that moment of illumination. This could involve your past and the need now for self-healing and putting yourself first. Hang on to that insight.
In a nutshell: Unlike other signs, you should see clarity replace confusion and illumination highlight the truth concealed in this week’s eclipse, Capricorn. You won’t have long to wait either. Just don’t jump to conclusions while you do.
A friendship may need your attention
Is it time to reaffirm a goal – or set a new one?
Love is revealed for what it truly is
You are comfortable with the energy of your 11th house because this is where your Aquarian energy feels at home. Focus on friends, contacts, your wider social circles, clubs, causes and organisations this week. Also, if one friend’s name or a group suddenly springs to mind, please pay close attention.
This week delivers a future-obscuring full supermoon in your 11th over which a curtain is drawn as it is eclipsed. Eclipses conceal and total eclipses throw us into the dark completely. However, with the Moon this rules our intuition and ‘gut’ feelings. Hence if your gut is broadcasting one name (or that groups name), this is where you should be keeping a close eye. It could be a friendship needs your attention or even a group of friends. See your handy eclipse survival guide for more tips.
Make it real – or forget about it
This eclipse is on your 11th/5th axis and it’s not just the eclipse that is having a big effect this week. Your 11th is all about your future and contains your goals, wishes and dreams. Your 5th – well, a different kind of future if you believe the children are part of that. Also, any creative ventures and the future of love as this is your house of romance.
You have the Sun in here which rules this house as well as Venus and Mercury. Mercury is about to turn retrograde in here from the 29th and makes a station to Venus as it does. Venus also forms a tense aspect with the recently de-cloaked full Moon on the 27th and Neptune in your 2nd. As well as the usual retro rules, bear in mind with Venus involved this is not a good time to go seeking romance for any sign. But especially you as this takes place in your 5th. The next few weeks should show you whether an existing goal, friendship or love is the real deal – or not. Expect revelations and realignments.
In a nutshell: Ready for truth or consequences when it comes to a friendship, romance or goal, Aquarius? If it’s the real deal you’ll get to see this. If not, time to move on to something more resonant thanks to the all-change retro and eclipse season!
Project that authentic you
Keep your focus close to home
Shore up your support system
Big mutable weather stretches across the sky this week and this ensnares you being a mutable sign, Pisces. Ancient ruler Jupiter now in your 1st for the first time in 12 years is implicated in the big fat eclipsed supermoon in your 10th on the 26th. Please check your charts for your Pisces factors as any of you with planets at an early degree of Pisces will be impacted. One of our astrologers can help if you are not certain. And also read our handy eclipse survival guide.
This eclipse takes place in your house of status, public image and career. So please, be mindful of how you are coming across at all times. Chances are you are being observed and possibly in the best possible way. Concentrate on coming across as professional or as someone to be taken seriously.
Get your support system in order!
This eclipse is across your 10th/4th axis. Look also close to home this week for anything that needs your attention. Be it property or family members. What underpins your security – both emotional and physical will be increasingly important. Again, approach all of this is a practical manner. Venus opposes that now re-exposed Moon in your 10th on the 27th while squaring modern ruler Neptune telling you to shore up that nurturing and support system.
Try to put moving or property matters on hold for now however as Mercury heads backwards in your 4th from the 29th. As it does it makes a station to Venus in here. So, unless you absolutely have no other choice, try to delay buying, selling, leasing or renting or even seeking that new lodger. What’s favoured for you is going back to your roots or what sustains you. Is there anything from your lifestyle from the past that you need to reclaim? Climbing higher for your future could just involve resurrecting a living experience from your past, Pisces.
In a nutshell: Big fat mutable eclipse weather also brings us a retrograde in your 4th this week. Time to look at your innermost needs and whether they are being met, Pisces. And to take these seriously. Shore up those foundations and seek out support.
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