Kiese and Tressie both wrote for, to, and about those of us who carry Blackness with us everywhere we go. The thin white woman beside me folds her legs all the way up and gathers her knees to her chest. Her elbow is in my way and it nearly pokes me. “I’m so tiny,” […]
Astrology for Feminists: Week of May 15-21
Astrology this week will be shaped by the sun, which moves into the breezy sign of Gemini on Saturday, while the waning moon will slow things down.
The big news this week is that the Sun will move into Gemini on Saturday, May 20. Gemini season is a great time to get in touch with your intellectual beliefs and how to communicate them. Happy birthday, Geminis!
As for the Moon, she is waning this week and flowing into the last quarter phase on Friday. We may feel like projects or relationships are slowing down as the energy of this lunar cycle winds down. The Moon will be in Capricorn Monday through Tuesday morning, giving us a solid window to get things done and get anything over the line that we need to. Tuesday morning through Thursday evening the Moon will be in Aquarius, giving us a time to detach and think coolly and logically about what’s in play in our lives right now. Thursday night through Sunday morning, the Moon will be Pisces, encouraging us to play, love, self-care and continue to contemplate. Sunday the Moon will be in Aries, giving us a chance to put our thoughts into action.
Aries: The week starts off with you being able to find some traction with work and career. Monday and Tuesday morning are perfect times to get things done and sewn up. Tuesday morning through Thursday night you may feel like reaching out to friends. Thursday night through Sunday morning may feel particularly spacey; this would be a great time to self-care, meditate, do art therapy or journal. Sunday the Moon moves into your sign, boosting your confidence.
Taurus: The week may start off feeling a bit creatively blocked. Monday and Tuesday it may take extra effort to light your creative fire, but once you do, you could get a lot done. Tuesday morning through Thursday night, you may have an opportunity to rethink your career and level up with new information. Thursday night through Sunday morning, you may feel like getting together with friends and partying or having a spa day. Sunday you may feel the need to get active about the practices that bring you in touch with your subconscious. Are you in communication with the deepest parts of yourself?
Gemini: Happy birthday, Gemini! It’s your birthday month starting Saturday! Monday and Tuesday, you may be feeling sensual, and you may be looking to express those feelings in some way. Tuesday morning through Thursday night you may feel drawn toward radical art and conversation, or may even want to plan for an exciting day or overnight trip. Thursday night through Sunday morning, you may begin to think about your place in society, and how you can best be of service. Sunday, you may want to make time for friends and social activities — maybe even some sports or games.
Cancer: Monday and Tuesday may be difficult with respect to your one-on-one relationships. You may want to pull back and think twice before communicating, especially if things have been rocky. Tuesday morning through Thursday evening, you may feel like throwing yourself into change, and themes of transformation will continue from last week. Thursday night through Sunday morning, you may feel wildly inspired by art, music and film. Sunday it will be time to think about career and public standing. Are you holding the integrity you long for?
Leo: Monday through Tuesday morning may call for deep levels of action-oriented self-care. Think a power base in nutrition, movement, journaling, whatever grounds you. Tuesday morning through Thursday night, your thoughts may move on to relationships, and you may be thinking about your freedom or detaching just for a bit. Thursday night through Sunday morning, you may feel like igniting your own personal transformation with art, poetry, music or cinema. Sunday, your artistic exploration continues; this time you may be on the lookout for new materials to inspire you.
Virgo: Monday through Tuesday morning may honestly feel like a bit of a wet blanket, so be sure you up the self-care these days. Tuesday morning through Thursday evening, you may have a chance to add some radically cool and new things to your daily life and routines. Think a new kitchen or bedroom gadget that makes your life SO much easier. Your mind is going to be emotional and on relationships Thursday night through Sunday morning. Grab the tissues — it’s going to get emotional. Sunday you return to center, resolved to change, and for the better.
Libra: Monday and Tuesday are great days to weed through things in your house that you don’t need anymore. If you don’t love it, chuck it! Tuesday through Thursday evening, things may feel cooly fun and detached. You may want to hang out and do things solo. Thursday evening through Sunday morning call for extra lush and luscious self-care. Sunday, it’s time to make a choice or let go and move on in relationships.
Scorpio: Monday through Tuesday morning may be the best days of the week to get grounded in your communications and get them sent off. Tuesday morning through Thursday night, you may want to prep for detaching from it all in your home zone, reading, doing weird but cool forms of self-care and just chilling solo. Thursday night through Sunday morning look like they may be super fun, especially if you have art, poetry, cinema or self-care on your schedule. Sunday is all about radical self-love and self-care!
Sagittarius: Monday through Tuesday morning may be the best days to get things done regarding finances or physical errands. Tuesday morning through Thursday evening may be a great time to detach from your usual communications. It’s a great time to pause and reflect logically before hitting “send,” so to speak. Thursday evening through Sunday morning, you may feel like getting cozy at home and upping the self-care ante. This week, Sunday really is your funday! Get out there and have a great time.
Capricorn: Monday through Tuesday morning, the Moon is in your sign, giving you a bit of boost and confidence. Tuesday morning through Thursday evening you may feel detached and logical about financial planning or decisions, although you may just want to use this time to review, not necessarily make any changes. Thursday evening through Sunday, grab the tissues and get ready to have some emotional conversations. Sunday, pencil in staying at home.
Aquarius: Monday through Tuesday morning may feel a bit heavy, and you have a window of time to really work out some things in your subconscious. Tuesday morning through Thursday evening, the Moon will be in your sign, giving you a boost of confidence and vibes. Thursday evening through Sunday morning are a great time to go through your house, closets and cabinets, and purge what you no longer need, especially if you haven’t done this in a while. Sunday, you may want to get ready to finally have those conversations you’ve been waiting to have!
Pisces: Monday through Tuesday morning may prove difficult in regards to plans with friends. You may be expecting things to be lit, but they may feel more like a wet blanket. Tuesday morning through Thursday evening may feel extra detached and spacy for you, so you may want to prep for holding off on plans with other people. Thursday evening through Sunday morning, the Moon is in your sign, giving you an extra boost in confidence and happiness. Sunday is all about cleaning your house. If it doesn’t bring you joy, it needs to go bye-bye.