Not Out of the Woods Yet: Forecast for May 13 – 19, 2013

By Kathy Biehl

The wild ride continues. It’s bringing more revelations, discoveries, revisiting and rethinking the past, and watching foundations crack and reshape under and around us.

Yes, more of the same we’ve been experiencing, only even more of it. All of it is building up to monumental activity that is peaking next week.

The intensity ramp-up starts on Wednesday, when two moves occur that point to next week. One of them has high potential to add some ease to the ongoing upheaval; the other quickens the ongoing r/evolution.

Talk and movement both lighten and speed up when Mercury, ruler of gab, gadgets and getting around, moves into his airy base of Gemini. He is most nimble and comfortable here, where he can flit and flit and multi-task and play while he’s at it. Watch for the change in atmosphere: Talk becomes less ponderous, less weighted by practicalities, more free-flying.

The timing of his sign change is important for two reasons. Mercury makes this shift, as so many other planets have this year, during a void of course Moon, underscoring that the inner experience is more important than the outer. He’s also moving into Gemini a week before the last of the Gemini/Sagittarius eclipses we’ve been in since December 2010. With him in this sign, we have the opportunity to gather data about the eclipses — in advance of the final one, and through the rest of the month.

Be alert for information about how your thoughts affect what happens in your life. That’s one of the Gemini/Sagittarius eclipse themes. (Read more here about them, and how to use them.) Also look at how your approach to communication, information and life itself has changed since December 2010. And if your thoughts go all over the map, well, they’re supposed to.

Wednesday’s second big move is Uranus entering the degree of his square to Pluto. These two titans are responsible for the relentless upheaval (and collective nervous breakdown) of the past year. The cosmic change agents are traveling through 2015 in an aspect that demands action, and next Monday is one of the two times this year their link will be absolutely exact.

The tensest part is between this Wednesday and next Monday. Some players and events may be newcomers, but the general issues are oldies. The shockwaves are targeting areas of your life that have already been worked over; we lived through two squares last June and September. Developments are inevitable in the dramas that have been playing out in those areas. Can’t identify them? Use this: What huge remodeling projects started then, intentionally or otherwise? Because Pluto is retrograde, this round of the square has an Empire Strikes Back streak, with the status quo trying to reclaim order and control.

Work the two shifts together. When a situation creaks or fractures or breaks open (some of this is positive, you know), let your mind rove. Explore ramifications, possibilities, alternatives.

More’s in my extended weekly forecast, which includes day to day analyses. For another take on this week’s events, listen to my quickie podcast.

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© Kathy Biehl 2013. All Rights Reserved. You may forward this article as long as the copyright notice is intact. No part may be used or reprinted without my prior written permission. Karma, ya know.

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