There are challenging aspects building now, and you'll have to keep your wits about you to deal with them. Venus in Cancer square Uranus in Aries (at 19 degrees) and Mars in Gemini square Neptune in Pisces (at 9 degrees) are gathering steam, and will perfect on May 25th.
Venus (relationships, money, self-esteem) square Uranus (liberation and surprise) suggests impulsive attractions. All of a sudden, something looks really good; you need (Cancer) to have it/them. Or, unexpected urges push you out of your comfort zone (Cancer). But Mars (action, sex, anger) square Neptune (dreams) suggests the risk of taking misguided actions to get what you want. You could have a couple of choices (Gemini) and you end up choosing poorly. Or, there may be no correct choice.
Use extreme caution if something seems urgent and essential over the next few days. It will be so easy to chase after the wrong thing, or convince yourself that what you're doing is ok. Neptune square Mars in Gemini can distract you with escapist actions, but Venus square Uranus will jolt you with a splash of cold water.
Fortunately, Mercury Rx will be there to help you sort it out. Mercury will conjunct Mars (at 10 degrees) on May 27th, then square Neptune (at 9 degrees) on May 29th. Mercury square Neptune can be prone to illusion as well, but Mercury Rx is about looking closely at the details and going back over what was missed. Mercury/Mars will be a chance to initiate (Mars) an apology/re-write/correction. Mercury Rx square Neptune will push you to look past the illusions, and hone in on the truth. This will be your second chance.
Are there positives to these energies? Venus/Uranus (flashes of unexpected brilliance) and Mars/Neptune (artistic mojo) can be fantastically creative. Looking for inspiration? These aspects are your ticket. Stuck on how to deal with an impossible partner/co-worker? These aspects can clue you in to a brand new approach that's so crazy it might work. Then you've got Mercury Rx to make sure you're doing everything correctly.
Note that Mars (ruler of the South Node in Aries) square Neptune is about releasing anger and dissolving old ways of asserting yourself. Venus (ruler of the North Node in Libra) square Uranus is about stepping back and viewing compromise/relationships from a brand new angle.
Mars, the Sun and Mercury Rx (in Gemini) will all trine the Libra North Node at 8 degrees, on May 23rd, May 29th and May 31st, respectively. These trines will be continuous shots that enable the North Node path forward. This means it will be relatively easy to move in the right direction, as long as you work the Gemini section of your chart. Even if you have nothing in Gemini, that area of your chart is about exchanging information, learning, talking, writing and comparing choices.
Think critically, and you'll find your way through the confusion.
The Sun will conjunct Mercury Rx (at 8 degrees) on May 30th, and square Neptune on May 31st, underlining the tension between Gemini logic and Pisces fantasy. Sun/Mercury Rx is the ray of sunlight that illuminates previously obscured facts, and hopefully that illumination will burn through the Neptune fog. In other words, the truth behind the illusion.
If you have natal or progressed planets/angles/Nodes from:
- 17 to 20 degrees of the Cardinal signs, you'll feel the Venus/Uranus square
- 8 to 11 degrees of the Mutable signs, you'll feel the Mars/Neptune/Mercury Rx square