Why it’s not too late to set new moon intentions—and why you definitely should


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Busy weekend? Too busy to (gasp) give proper respect to lunar happenings? No worries, it’s not too late, says astrologer Jennifer Racioppi—and you won’t want to miss the extra manifesting mojo in the air right now. Plus: It’s all about the love (and money!) for those who can tune in to the auspicious Venus-Jupiter energy this week. Here’s how.  

The week ahead boasts promising and exciting potential—just what’s needed as you unfurl into the next evolution of your becoming.

On Monday, May 6, Mercury (the planet of communication) exits feisty Aries and enters into Taurus. Mercury in Taurus brings grounded vibes, supporting you to nurture further, nourishing and cultivating the seeds of intention planted with the May 4 new moon. Still haven’t set new moon intentions? Please do. The recent new moon in Taurus provided the perfect circumstance to cultivate a create fresh abundance in your life. Mercury travels in Taurus until May 21, when it’ll enter Gemini.

Still haven’t set new moon intentions? Please do. The recent new moon in Taurus provided the perfect circumstance to cultivate a create fresh abundance in your life.

Speaking of cultivating abundance later this week,  Jupiter (the planet of good luck) and Venus, who rules love, create an auspicious angle known as a trine on Thursday, May 9. This connection brings with it the ability to appreciate beauty and call more of it into your life. It’s fantastic for love and money alike.

However, while it’s extremely positive, it’s not an unchallenged aspect. As Venus in Aries trines Jupiter in Sagittarius, ushering in positive energy, simultaneously Venus also makes harsh connections with Saturn and Pluto throughout the week. This combination could create a feeling like you are so close to your dream you can taste it, and simultaneously like the distance between where you are and where you wish to be is still substantial. With this in mind, I encourage you to embrace the “and.” Yes, there’s still so much work to do, and your dreams are coming true. Stay focused.

Creativity, intuition? Coming right up

On Wednesday, May 8, the sun forms a perfect sextile to Neptune, while Mercury conjoins Uranus. Yes! This cosmic connection helps you to embrace out-of-the-box thinking, inspiring ingenuity, and fresh starts. Please stay open to your intuition as it will likely come in loud and clear at this time. Mercury conjoining Uranus in Taurus further emphasizes the need to break free from that which you no longer need and or want. If it’s not serving you, let it go.

On Friday, May 10, Venus meets up with the dwarf planet Eris, further emphasizing the theme of the week—commit to what you most want, and slay on behalf of your dreams. Meanwhile, the sun in Taurus makes a trine to the south node in Capricorn, helping you to assimilate the lessons of the past as you move towards your dreams of the future. With things starting to solidify in your life, you understand the teachings of the past more clearly. So integrate all that you’ve learned.

The theme of the week: Commit to what you most want, and slay on behalf of your dreams.

Then, on Saturday, May 11, the sun perfects its trine to Saturn meaning that not only can a lot get done, but a lot of what matters most can (and will) come together. Saturn and the sun combined help you to feel whole, healthy and on point with your purpose. Stay focused on what you are most grateful for, and you can’t go wrong.

Jennifer Racioppi is the creator of Lunar Logic—a philosophy that integrates the deep wisdom of both science and spirituality, and blends her expertise in astrology, positive psychology, and women’s health—to coach high-achieving female entrepreneurs to reach their next level of success. 

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