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#160 May 1 - 7: The Lunar Eclipse Full Moon in Scorpio, Venus in Cancer, and Pluto Retrograde


Ingrid shares about her exciting week in Texas filming seven music videos…and we answer several of your astrology questions.

Scott has finally broken down and is giving into discussing the Eclipses, which this one centers around money, intimacy, self-worth, and personal values.

Pluto begins its retrograde transit in Aquarius allowing us to reflect upon the coming changes to society, innovations, and maintaining you individuality within the group context.

The week concludes with Venus’ transit through Cancer, bringing greater sensitivity to the relationship dynamics, urging you to reflect upon your relationship origins and nurturing yourself throughout the process.

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The themes this week are…

1. Values

2. Intimacy

3. Nurturing

What a week ahead with so many shifts occurring, beginning with Pluto beginning its five-month retrograde transit, followed by the Lunar Eclipse, Full Moon in Scorpio occurs on Friday, while Venus transits into Cancer to conclude the week.

Much more on all of these transits in the days ahead. If you are curious how these, or any other transits are affecting you directly, I encourage you to reach out to me for a reading.

Wishing you all the best through the week, as you ride the planetary waves!


The Sun Conjunct Mercury Retrograde in Taurus

The Sun crosses paths with Mercury, as Mercury retrogrades through Taurus.

The Sun is the giver of light, life, and vitality.

Mercury is the messenger of the gods, guide of souls to the underworld, the planet of consciousness, communication, and coordination.

Taurus is the Fixed Earth Sign symbolized by the Bull.

The last time these two heavenly bodies crossed paths was on March 17. They were both moving the same direction, and were in Mutable Water Sign of Pisces.

This time the Sun is moving forwards, while Mercury is moving backwards.

Mercury won’t catch up to the Sun until June 30, when they’re in Cardinal Water Sign of Cancer.

When the Sun aligns with Mercury it brings light, life, and vitality to the mental process, your conscious awareness, and your ability to communicate.

With both the Sun and Mercury transiting through Taurus, the mental focus is on your self-worth, what you value, your likes, and dislikes.

How do you make your money?

Is the way you make your money in alignment with your values?

What do you spend your money on?

Is what you spend your money on in alignment with your values?

In what ways can you enjoy what the material world has to offer?

Find the words to articulate what you need to feel grounded and secure on Earth.

When: April 30 – May 3

This period could be challenging for those born with key astrological points or planets in Leo and Aquarius.


Pluto Retrograde in Aquarius

Pluto is the god of death, lord of the underworld, the planet of transformation.

Aquarius is the Fixed Air Sign symbolized by the Water Bearer.

It takes Pluto 248-years to transit through the zodiac. Therefore, when Pluto retrogrades, it is for a much longer time than Mercury.

Though Mercury retrogrades three to four times a year. Pluto only retrogrades for once a year, but for much longer than Mercury.

Pluto will be retrograde for over five months, almost half the year, and it takes Pluto over a year to transit beyond its retrograde shadow.

On June 11, Pluto will retrograde back into Capricorn.

This is the first of two times Pluto will retrograde back into Capricorn, before settling into Aquarius until 2043.

This journey back into Capricorn will be the longest of the two.

How has your relationship to the community, or group context transformed over the last month that Pluto has been in Aquarius?

When Pluto returns to Capricorn, reflect on how your relationship to authority has transformed since 2008.

Change takes time, and the slow retrograde transit of Pluto, the planet of transformation, allows these changes to be thorough.

Think of how your personal authority is changing.

Are you taking responsibility for yourself?

Are you holding yourself accountable?

Or are you giving up your authority to a higher power?

Think of how your relationship to the group context is transforming.

In what ways are you becoming more independent?

Or are you becoming more dependent in some way?

How are you tapping into your innovative nature?

Delve into the deepest, darkest areas of your psyche for insight into how you elevate yourself to a place where you can truly feel like you have achieved something in life. Commit to doing the work required to get to where you want to go.


January 7 - Pluto Entered its Retrograde Shadow in Capricorn 27°53’

May 1 - Pluto Retrograde in Aquarius 0°21’

October 10 - Pluto Direct in Capricorn 27°53’

January 31 - Pluto Exits its Retrograde Shadow in Aquarius 0°21’

This period could be challenging for those born with key astrological points or planets in Taurus and Scorpio.


The Moon in Libra Trine Pluto Retrograde in Aquarius

The Moon is the planet of emotions.

Libra is the Cardinal Air Sign symbolized by the Scales.

Change is afoot in relationships.

This is the second time the Moon in Libra has formed a Trine with Pluto in Aquarius, since Pluto arrived in the sign of the Water Bearer in late March.

Perhaps the way you feel about a lover, a friend, a business partner is transforming.

What would you like to change about your relationship energy?

How can you be more fair in your relationships, both to your partner, and yourself?

Are you able to be logical with your partner?

In what ways can you be more graceful in your relationships?

You are being called to take a more logical look at how you relate to those you are in close, personal, relationship to.

Through logic, find fairness.

With fairness comes grace.

Through grace there is peace.

When: 10pm (5/1) – 4am (5/2) PDT

This period could be challenging for those born with key astrological points or planets in Taurus, Cancer, Scorpio, and Capricorn.


Venus in Gemini Square Neptune in Pisces

Venus is lady luck, the goddess of love, and beauty, the planet of relationships.

Neptune is the god of freshwater, and the sea, the planet of deception, compassion, intuition, and dreams.

Gemini is the Mutable Air Sign symbolized by the Twins.

Pisces is the Mutable Water Sign symbolized by the Fish, and ruled by Neptune.

Both Mutable, they make a strong connection with each other, but Air and Water don’t mix, which creates tension.

The alignment between Venus and Neptune could cause some confusion in the areas of relationships.

Are you making assumptions in your relationships, or are you asking questions to get the facts?

If your intuition is clouded, ask questions in order to receive some clarity. Assumptions could cause you to get twisted, turned around, or in a situation that could easily be resolved if you simply made the effort to communicate, and listen.

However, it is not always simple to listen, or to even ask the question that you’d like to ask in the first place.

Show yourself compassion.

Show your partner empathy.

Have faith that whatever is causing you to feel lost in your relationship is meant for your highest good, and the highest good of those you have partnered with.

When: May 1 - 6

This period could be challenging for those born with key astrological points or planets in Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, and Pisces.


The Moon in Libra Trine Venus in Gemini Sextile Jupiter in Aries Opposite the Moon in Libra

Jupiter is the god of thunder, lord of justice, the planet of luck and expansion.

Aries is the Cardinal Fire Sign symbolized by the Ram.

This Air and Fire alignment between the Moon and Venus in Air Signs and Jupiter in a Fire Sign, could be just what you need to speak up, speak out, and ask those questions you’ve been holding back from asking, especially in your close, personal relationships.

How can you be more authentic in your relationships?

Are you loving yourself?

Is your partner loving themselves?

What would you like to ask your partner?

What would you like your partner to ask you?

Are you listening to your partner?

Is your partner listening to you?

What can you do to be more graceful in your approach towards communicating with your partner?

This is your opportunity to show up authentically in your relationships. Be the partner you truly desire to be, in order to give your partner the opportunity to reflect back authentically to you.

Through this reflection, you will be able to clearly see, if the one you are with, truly is the one you desire.

Venus aligns with Jupiter: May 2 - 6

The Moon aligns with Venus and Jupiter: 12am – 6pm PDT.

This period could be challenging for those born with key astrological points or planets in Cancer, Virgo, Capricorn, and Pisces.


The Lunar Eclipse Full Moon in Scorpio

The Lunar Eclipses always occur during the Full Moon. This happens as the Earth crosses paths between the Sun and the Moon, creating a shadow that covers the Moon, while the Earth blocks the light of the Sun from reaching the Moon.

The Four Cornerstones of Taurus are…

1. Self-worth

2. Values

3. Security

4. Sensuality

The Four Cornerstones of Scorpio are…

1. Sex

2. Magic

3. Intimacy

4. Vulnerability

Scorpio is the deepest, darkest, most passionate Sign.

Taurus wants to keep things grounded in practical reality, while Scorpio wants to burrow deep beneath the surface to places unseen.

The Scorpion doesn’t back down from anyone, or anything.

The Bull doesn’t back down from anyone, or anything.

As these two powerful planets face off, something has to give.

This Full Moon Eclipse is going to be a powerful release.

Embrace it.

Let go of whatever is holding you back within your deepest, most intimate relationships, those you share karma with.

Think back to the past two New Moons in Aries on March 21 and April 19, which were opportunities for you to set your intentions to love yourself, courageously, confidently, and authentically, which was meant to lead you to this point.

Who are you sharing your magic with and are they courageous, confident, and authentic in the way that they love you?

Do those you share your secrets with, your body with, your money with love you courageously, confidently, and authentically?

Are those you are intimate with loving you courageously, confidently, and authentically?

Can you be vulnerable with those that you love courageously, confidently, and authentically?

Release any karmic bonds, intimate relationships, or frequencies within your intimate, karmic connections that do not love you for who you are courageously, confidently, and authentically.

If you'd like to learn how the next lunar cycle will be affecting you directly, I encourage you to enroll in my Moon Cycle Classes.

When: 10:34am PDT

This period could be challenging for those born with key astrological points or planets in Leo and Aquarius.


The Moon in Scorpio Trine Neptune in Pisces

After the massive release on Friday, the alignment between the Moon and Neptune offers an opportunity to pick up the pieces and heal from whatever destruction came from the Full Moon Eclipse.

What can you do to show compassion through the transformation?

How can you show the one you are transforming with, empathy?

What are you doing to exemplify faith in the process of life?

Dream of what you want.

Manifest the outcome, rather than the journey.

See the finish line, rather than the race.

You’ve already won, even if it does not feel like it yet.

When: 4am – 10am PDT

This period could be challenging for those born with key astrological points or planets in Gemini, Leo, Sagittarius, and Aquarius.


Cancer is the Cardinal Water Sign symbolized by the Crab.

As Venus transits this emotional Sign, expect emotions to rise up in your relationships.

The reason for these emotional outbursts are to churn up whatever is stirring in the roots of your relationships.

Spend time looking at your past, your roots, the origins of your relationships.

How do your current relationships remind you of your relationships from your past?

In what ways do your present-day relationships remind you of your parents, or anyone else in your family?

Are there aspects to your current relationships that reflect your parents, or even your ancestors?

You were not born into a bubble. There is something about you that is similar to where you’ve come from.

If it’s not a family member, maybe it is a childhood experience. It’s probably both. Either way, look back, reflect upon the past. Notice how the past has found its way to the present.

When you get there, nurture yourself with kindness and caring.

Nurture your memories with kindness and caring.

If possible, nurture those who came before you.

Understand that just as you are doing the best you can, they too did the best they could.

Could they have done better? Yes.

Could you do better? Yes, which is why you are here, this is your opportunity, to be here now.

This is your gift, which is why it is called the present.

This Time: May 7 - June 5, 2023

Last Time: July 17 - August 11, 2022

The Time Before Last: June 2 - 26, 2021

This period could be challenging for those born with key astrological points or planets in Aries and Libra.

If you are curious about how these planetary alignments are influencing you directly, please contact me for a reading. It is an honor and privilege for me to share this knowledge with you. Until then, and beyond, I wish you all the best as you ride the planetary waves.




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