by Jeff Jawer
Emotional Lunar Tides
May 6 – 8
Emotions hover close to the surface this weekend with the Moon in the supersensitive sign of Cancer. This is Luna’s home sign, making feelings stronger and ups and downs more likely. Generally, the nurturing Cancer Moon is good for familiar places, home cooking, cuddling, nostalgia, old movies and all those sweet protective things that make us feel safe.
Friday looks mellow until late at night when the cautious Cancer Moon crashes into an explosive 90-degree square with unsettling Uranus. This planet of shocks and surprises doesn’t flow well with tender Cancer, making this a time when flexibility is essential. Sudden changes of plans and moods don’t foster a sense of intimacy, although a wild night or impulsive fling with an inappropriate person can seem compelling to some.
The road doesn’t look any smoother on Saturday, starting with a snarky Moon-Pluto opposition in the morning and continuing on with a tense lunar square to Saturn later in the day. These transits are more about digging into the depths of our emotions, bringing unresolved issues to the surface or burying them with distractions and denial. Yet this can be a productive day for those willing to tackle tough problems. This cosmic atmosphere lends itself more to responsibility than playfulness as even minor concerns could block out the Sun with dark clouds of doubt.
Several stressful lunar transits give us a lot to talk about on Sunday and, if we’re honest about our feelings, barriers to intimacy could be blown away. Making a fresh start within ourselves and with others is a worthy reward for all this hard work.