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Good Day!

Today is an earth day with the Moon in earth sign Virgo forming harmonious aspects to Pluto in earth sign Capricorn and Mercury in earth sign Taurus.

In astrology there are four elements, key substances that make up life in its totality.  The elements are air, fire, water, and earth.  Each element has certain qualities and characteristics and various levels of subtlety and density.  If you think about each pure element the qualities of the signs of the zodiac become apparent.

 You may think of fire as bright, hot, transforming, and consuming and that would describe the fire signs Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius well.  If you think of air you may think of transparent, moving, in constant exchange among all living creatures which describes Libra, Aquarius, and Gemini.  Water brings to mind nurturing, sustaining, flowing, and teeming with life which is a good description for the signs Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces.

Today is a day to think about earth.  What do you think of when you think of earth?  I think of structure, stability, and fertility.  I think of the smell of soil.  I think of the bedrock that supports all of the buildings in Manhattan.  I think of all of the raw materials that we construct into our homes, our computers, our desks.  I think of food and precious gems and caves of crystals, and the bright oleander bushes in bloom outside my window.

From these earth qualities we understand the signs of Capricorn, Taurus, and Virgo.  The three together represent all of the facets of earth:  structure, Capricorn, beauty and fertility, Taurus, and mutability, Virgo.  When the earth energy is strong and easily accessible, as it is today, it’s a good time to focus on the concrete, physical, material world.

What does this mean for business?  Certainly it’s a good day to purchase or upgrade machinery, or to investigate real estate.  Structures of all kinds are highlighted, from cellular to management to construction.  Systems, from bookkeeping systems to information systems, should receive your attention today.  Anything down to earth, practical, results oriented.  It’s not a day for brainstorming new ideas (air), emotionally connecting (water), or igniting and inspiring your team (fire).  It’s a day for nuts and bolts accomplishment; if you’ve achieved something concrete that you can look at, listen to, smell, taste, or feel by the end of the day, you’ve been aligned with the earth energies of the day.

Have a fruitful day!

For an overview of the week, see the Astro4Business Weekly Forecast – May 17 – 23

For an overview of the month, see the Astro4Business Month Ahead – May

For more info on the planets influencing today, see

The Moon

Mercury

Pluto

Don’t forget. If you have an astrology-related business question (or a business-related astrology question) send it to me at ellen@astro4business.com. I’ll answer it in these posts, anonymously of course, and we can all learn from each other’s experiences. I look forward to it! Have a question now? Email it and let’s get started!