Over the next few days the Sun will oppose Saturn, becoming exact Saturday, May 10 at 2:28 p.m. After the transit becomes exact, energy should start to lighten up.
This is a difficult and irritating transit, and a day(s) of low energy. Relationships may not do well, and there is little room for fun and entertainment until it passes. Obligations and responsibility will be the theme of the time. Situations/relationships that have reached their breaking point may well end today and substantial events can occur if you have planets in fixed signs (Taurus, Leo, Aquarius, Scorpio) between 18-22 degrees or so. Situations and people will be tested in terms of their foundation.
This energy may come across as stubbornness, depression or determination. My advice is to determine what you are determined to accomplish between now and then and go toward that goal. You should succeed!
We will see this transit play out on the world stage as well, and before it is over will have a solid idea as to where the many volatile situations in the world are headed, or there could be reprisals in the hot spots around the globe.
Mother's day occurs in the US on May 11, and Venus opposes Mars putting the male and female planets in opposition to each other. These planets are in mutual reception to each other--Mars in Venus's rulership sign and Venus is in Mars sign of rulership, giving the ability to see both sides of the coin and reach compromise if that is what you want to do. Otherwise there could be conflict, especially in strained relationships.
We could hear news of sex scandals, relationships, divorce, and there could be news of the kidnapped school girls in Nigeria.
Also on May 11, Mercury squares Neptune and this is another tiring and confusing transit. Clear expression of words and ideas is needed and what is not said at this time will be the source of later conflict. Misunderstandings can be serious, travel can be difficult and communication in general can be a source of trouble.
Daydreams may be a common manifestation as well as unusual dreams. This is a good day for a reading, spiritual or psychic matters may be enhanced along with creativity.
On the world stage all may not be as it appears, confusing situations can occur, we could hear news of ocean related or water related situations, gas, chemical weapons, and lies may be told. We will probably see weather related situations involving water in parts of the country/world that come to our attention.( 5-7-14)