Forecast for May 20-26, 2013

By Kathy Biehl

The wild ride is hitting a peak at last. Discomfort may remain, but now the reason or point of it is beginning to make sense.

Tectonic shifts are locking into place. Upheaval and restructuring are settling into recognizable contours. Report cards are coming in on matters that have been calling for a reboot since the end of 2010.

Two monumental, long-fuse processes are culminating this week: the third of seven action-demanding clashes between cosmic change agents Uranus and Pluto, and the Sagittarius Full Moon, which is the third of this spring’s cluster of eclipses and the last in the Gemini/Sagittarius cycle.

Uranus and Pluto are fomenting radical change (heavy on brash individualism) and sending shockwaves through shaky structures and foundations. Their insistence on r/evolution has been hammering at specific areas of and issues in your life for the past year, so you should have more than an inkling of what’s in play.

This week the two titans lock into an exact square on Monday, which promises to release some of the relentless intensity we’ve been experiencing. (It’s not going away; we’re merely getting a moment of relief, not to far from what your head feels like when you stop slamming it against a wall). We’ve experienced the exact square twice before, in June and September of last year. (Four more are coming through March 2015.)

What story line(s) can you spin from June to September to now? The current round has three distinct qualities:

1. Metaphoric and actual construction projects and road work (which is epidemic along the Eastern Seaboard);

2. The status quo grasping to maintain power (view the news through this filter, especially the political); and

3. Accepting all the rubble that’s been dug up and piled around us (think: Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel) and starting to deal with it. Opportunities will open up now for implementing some of the plans you’ve devised. Taking steps is more important than the end goal. More fine-tuning and surprises are in store. Uranus goes retrograde in the middle of July and will return to the place of the square in mid-September and March. Each time he passes it he will lob lightning bolts that tilt our perspective, break chains and unleash the unexpected.

The other textures of the week come from the Sagittarius Full Moon lunar eclipse Friday night in most of the country, early Saturday morning in the East and the Eastern Hemisphere. This one’s super-sized, with the emotional overload of a Full Moon brimming to the max — and then some. It’s a cosmic HA! to the saying, “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words can never hurt me.”

Normally, the Gemini/Sagittarius axis is intellectual and philosophical. It deals with words and the systems of thought we build from them (laws, religions, education). Those words and philosophical systems can and do pack a powerful emotional wallop, as this week demonstrates. Watch for grandiose displays. The emotions this Jupiter-ruled eclipse lets loose — and the revelations it pours out — will hit heights and depths we rarely visit.

Since the first eclipse in this cycle, in December 2010, we’ve been coming up against how our words and thoughts create not only the filters through which we view the world, but also our very experience of life. Frames of reference, life philosophies and inner chat have been up for revisiting. We’re wrapping up that reevaluation now, closing doors, ending chapters, letting go and embracing the new and improved.

The build-up to this event escalates from the start of the week, as soon as the Sun enters Gemini on Monday. Read more about the eclipse in my mooncast, which will be posted by Thursday.

With the square and the eclipse falling so close together, breakdowns and overhauls will abound in Gemini/Sagittarius delivery systems. This means road work and detours. It means technology, software and vehicles hitting the wall (and, perhaps, human sanity with it) and requiring repair, upgrade and replacing. It means the media, courts, legislatures and prejudice reaching illogical and unsupportable extremes.

To find stable patches of ground as you walk through this, periodically unhook from your environment. Disengage from the panic, the terror, the insanity, the focus on trivialities, other people’s agendas (even positive ones). Empty yourself, stabilize and check in with your own guidance system.

For refreshers on this, listen to my talk Navigating the Shift with Ease and read the tips in my discussion of the 2011 Gemini Solar Eclipse. If you do not have my Internal Guidance System visualization, get it here.

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.

I have now been making this weekly forecast freely available for five years without missing a single installment. Please support it by booking a reading or making a donation via PayPal to Thank you! And thank you to those who have donated — I truly appreciate your gesture.

© 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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