This Week in Astrology: May 13 to 19, 2018
May 13 to 19, 2018
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This week’s Moon
Planets in signs and aspect
This week’s astrology calendar
Timing with the Moon
Romance & Relationship Report
The NEW MOON occurs on Tuesday, May 15, 2018, at 7:48 AM EDT.
On Tuesday morning, a new cycle begins. The Aries New Moon cycle ends and the Taurus New Moon cycle begins.
The New Moon in Taurus is a good time to commit to personal goals that express the positive energies of the sign of the Bull. It’s time to enjoy life’s simple and physical pleasures–savor good food, and enjoy activities that bring us in touch with nature and with our bodies. It’s time to stop and smell the roses and to become more aware of what makes us feel comfortable and secure. This is a good cycle under which to re-evaluate our relationship to money and possessions, as well as to discover what truly makes us happy and fulfilled.
With this potent Taurus energy, we have the chance to make important changes in our lives. It’s time to make some solid yet realistic plans and to set the stage for reaping the rewards from our new beginnings, as little or big as they may be, in approximately two weeks’ time after the Full Moon occurs.
This New Moon occurs just before both Mars and Uranus change signs and form a square to one another. While Taurus seeks predictability and often resists change, this combination is dramatic, abrupt, and possibly disruptive. And, although Mars changes signs on average every two months, Uranus spends about seven years in a sign. Uranus enters Taurus on the same day of the New Moon. The New Moon also forms trines to Mars and Pluto, suggesting the need for long-term change. We can feel rushed into it, however! Or, we may feel life is moving ahead very quickly and we need to catch up.
This phase of the Moon occurs at 24 degrees and 36 minutes of Taurus, affecting people born with personal planets and points at approximately 21 to 29 degrees of the Fixed signs (Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, and Aquarius) most significantly.
Moon Phase Cycle: Bigger Picture
May 15, 2018, 7:48 AM Sun Conjunct Moon
May 21, 2018 11:49 PM Sun Square Moon (First Quarter Moon)
May 29, 2018 10:19 AM Sun opposition Moon (Full Moon)
Jun 6, 2018 2:32 PM Sun Square Moon (Last Quarter Moon)
Jun 13, 2018 3:43 PM Sun Conjunct Moon (New Moon)
(Times are Eastern)
The Sun is in Taurus; Mercury is in Aries until the 13th when it enters Taurus; Venus is in Gemini until the 19th when it enters Cancer; Mars is in Capricorn until the 16th when it enters Aquarius.
The Sun is in Taurus from April 19-May 20. In Taurus, the Sun is methodical, sensual, and receptive. The Sun in Taurus is most active when it is defending or resisting things! As the Sun moves through Taurus when plants take root, our determination and security needs are strong. Taurus is loyal to all that is familiar and values longevity. The shadow side of Taurus is possessiveness and bullheadedness.
Mercury is in Aries from March 6-May 13. When Mercury is in Aries, we are less concerned with objective viewpoints and explanations, and more concerned with reaching a decision…quickly! Our thoughts and ideas are pioneering, and we tend to speak more spontaneously and directly with the planet of communication in bold and assertive Aries.
Mercury is in Taurus from May 13-29. When Mercury is in Taurus, our thinking is down to earth, solid, and grounded. Common sense reigns over more fanciful thinking. We communicate more deliberately under this influence, and our minds are oriented to the world of the five senses. We prefer the tried and true rather than new ways of thinking. Attention to one thing at a time can simplify our lives, but we may be in danger of narrow, overly conservative, or rigid thinking.
Venus is in Gemini from April 24-May 19. In Gemini, we have a finger in every pie. Curiosity motivates us on romantic and social levels. “Variety is the spice of life” is the attitude now. We are sociable, communicative, and interested. We can be animated and fun but may also keep our distance on an emotional level. Attractions now may begin with words, as we tend to bond more readily on a mental level with Venus in Gemini. The shadow side of Gemini is fickleness.
Venus is in Cancer from May 19-June 13. In Cancer, Venus is nurturing, protective and self-protective, cautious, and fertile. We experience many emotional ups and downs in love under this influence due to increased sensitivity and impressionability. We are tender, romantic, and attached. Cancer love is dedicated, warm, and devoted. We show our love through our devotion, care, and concern. We are affectionate and cuddly, and are at our best when we feel safe and secure.
Mars is in Capricorn from March 17-May 16. Mars in Capricorn is deliberate, persistent energy. We consider the future and the consequences before taking action during this cycle. Our energy is reliable and faithful. We are slow to anger but can be quite cold if we are frustrated. The shadow side of Mars in Capricorn is rigidity.
Mars is in Aquarius from May 16-August 12 and September 10-November 15. Dynamic yet erratic energy levels, achieving our goals through hit or miss tactics, and impersonal expression of anger are characteristics of Mars in Aquarius. We are team players–cooperative and less concerned about personal power. We are attracted to unconventional methods, and tend to approach problems from an intellectual, detached perspective.
Saturn transits Capricorn from December 19/20, 2017, to March 21, 2020; and then finishes up its transit from July 1 to December 17, 2020. Read about Saturn’s transit through Capricorn here.
Jupiter entered Scorpio on October 10th, 2017, and will remain in the sign until November 8th, 2018. Read about Jupiter in Scorpio transit here.
Uranus enters Taurus on May 15, 2018, and will transit Taurus until November 6, 2018, and then from March 6, 2019, to 2025/6. We approach money and personal possessions in new ways and learn how to free ourselves from certain material constraints. Innovative ways to make ourselves comfortable emerge. We’re less inhibited about expressing sensuality, self-love, body love, and pampering. We’re challenging what we previously valued during this cycle. There can be abrupt changes with money, valuables, possessions, and income that lead to a reshuffling of priorities or values. Income might come from non-traditional sources or ventures. We’re bringing progressive ideas to the world of business. New ways of doing business, as well as making, viewing, and handling money are likely. Income and the energy we put into making money can be variable.
Uranus enters Aries on March 11th, 2011, and will transit Aries until May 15, 2018, and then from November 6, 2018, to March 6, 2019. The urge to start fresh, to break free from restrictive attitudes or circumstances, to totally redesign an area of our lives (or even our personalities), and to gain freedom through independence is strong with Uranus in Aries.
Romance & Relationships
Venus is in Gemini from April 24-May 19. Saying (or writing) it with style comes naturally now. A yen for variety is a hallmark of this phase, and this especially applies to romantic experience and artistic tastes. (The latter tends to focus on literature in general and poetry in particular.) A sociable, congenial, slightly frivolous orientation sets in.
This week: From Wednesday to Saturday, we’re in great shape for connecting with others through shared ideals and making an effort to reach out, make changes, and embrace new ways to have fun and enjoy ourselves and our relationships.
Venus, the Goddess of Love: Highlights in the Coming Week:
Venus in Gemini April 24-May 19. Saying (or writing) it with style comes naturally now. A yen for variety is a hallmark of this phase, and this especially applies to romantic experience and artistic tastes. (The latter tends to focus on literature in general and poetry in particular.) A sociable, congenial, slightly frivolous orientation sets in.
Venus quincunx Pluto May 11-12. This is a time of adjustments and re-assessments in our close personal relationships and/or with regards to our social lives. Issues of power and control can arise. Unreasonable or irrational fears of loss, or jealousy, could also emerge.
Venus conjunct Pallas May 16-17. This is a time for connecting with others who share similar ideas and ideals.
Venus sextile Uranus May 18-19. We lose our fear of taking risks at this time, and we happily embrace all that is new, unusual, and out-of-the-ordinary with regards to romantic involvements. We are ready to experiment, but not necessarily ready to commit.
Venus square Chiron May 20. Not a commitment-friendly transit. We are somewhat fearful of investing ourselves emotionally in a relationship.
Venus quincunx Mars May 20. When we attempt to be friendly, we seem to miss the mark. Attempting to satisfy romantic needs and assertive/sexual needs simultaneously can be challenging. Our romantic sensibilities and our desires are at odds with one another, and problems (especially misunderstandings) in romantic and sexual relationships may result. This is a less-than-ideal transit under which to begin a new relationship.
Venus sesquiquadrate Jupiter May 20. We experience a strong desire for more pleasure in our lives, which can be excessive. Take care not to overstate your feelings or to set up unrealistic expectations in your partnerships.
Venus opposition Saturn May 25-26. We keep others at arm’s length, unsure of whether we are loved or not. This is a somewhat inhibiting influence when it appears that people value utility over true love. An element of seriousness permeates our love relationships. We may feel criticized and inhibited, unloved and unsatisfied, but our worst enemies may be ourselves and our own fears of getting close to others.
The Moon & Timing
The Void of Course Moon is the period of time after the Moon has made its last aspect in one sign until the Moon enters a new sign. During Void of Course Moon periods, it is generally wise to stick to routine rather than to begin new projects. The last aspect the Moon makes before changing signs is indicated here and is indicative of the “outcome” of the matter (whether that is a new project begun before the void period or the answer to a question in Horary Astrology).
Void of Course in Horary Astrology: If you were asking a question and making a chart for the answer, as you do in Horary astrology, it is said that since the Moon is not looking forward to any more aspects in this sign, you would have to say that the answer is not forthcoming; any questions asked at this time would not come to pass. The Moon being Void is one of the Strictures against Judgment in Horary Astrology. The following tables incorporate the modern planets, but some astrologers do not count Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto in void Moon calculations.
The Void-of-Course Moon this Week:
Void-of-course Moon on Sunday, May 13th, from 2:06 PM EDT, with the Moon’s last aspect before changing signs (a conjunction to Uranus), until the Moon enters Taurus at 2:16 PM EDT.
VOC Moon on Tuesday, May 15th, from 4:31 PM EDT, with the Moon’s last aspect before changing signs (a trine to Mars), until the Moon enters Gemini at 4:44 PM EDT.
VOC Moon on Thursday, May 17th, from 2:19 PM EDT, with the Moon’s last aspect before changing signs (a conjunction to Venus), until the Moon enters Cancer at 5:48 PM EDT.
VOC Moon on Saturday, May 19th, from 5:15 PM EDT, with the Moon’s last aspect before changing signs (a sextile to the Sun), until the Moon enters Leo at 7:11 PM EDT.
Timing with the Moon – Better Periods this Week for Electing New Initiatives
The Moon is waning this week until the New Moon on the 15th — a period that is generally considered unfavorable for new beginnings, with exceptions. (See Best Time to Start a Business for more details). The Moon is waxing this week after the New Moon on the 15th — a period that is generally considered favorable for new beginnings, with exceptions.
According to principles of timing with the Moon, a window of opportunity occurs this week at the time of the Cazimi Moon on Tuesday, May 15th, from approximately 7:10 AM to 8:05 AM EDT, while the Moon is in Taurus. Another window occurs from approximately Wednesday, May 16th, at 8:20 PM EDT, to Thursday, May 17th, at approximately 2:15 PM EDT, while the Moon is in Gemini. Another window occurs from approximately 5:30 AM to 5:10 PM on Saturday, May 19th, while the Moon is in Cancer.
Planetary Stations & Sign Ingresses:
Apr 17, 2018 4:09 AM
Chiron enters Aries
Apr 17, 2018 9:47 PM Saturn Retrograde
Apr 19, 2018 11:12 PM Sun enters Taurus
Apr 22, 2018 11:26 AM Pluto Retrograde
Apr 24, 2018 12:40 PM Venus enters Gemini
Apr 28, 2018 3:44 AM Juno enters Aries
May 8, 2018 3:52 AM Vesta Retrograde
May 13, 2018 8:40 AM Mercury enters Taurus
May 15, 2018 11:16 AM Uranus enters Taurus
May 16, 2018 12:55 AM Mars enters Aquarius
May 19, 2018 9:10 AM Venus enters Cancer
May 20, 2018 10:15 PM Sun enters Gemini
May 21, 2018 9:06 AM Pallas enters Cancer
May 29, 2018 7:49 PM Mercury enters Gemini
Jun 12, 2018 3:59 PM Mercury enters Cancer
Jun 13, 2018 9:31 AM Vesta Retrograde enters Sagittarius
Jun 13, 2018 5:54 PM Venus enters Leo
Jun 18, 2018 7:27 PM Neptune Retrograde
Jun 21, 2018 6:07 AM Sun enters Cancer
Jun 26, 2018 5:04 PM Mars Retrograde
Jun 28, 2018 5:01 AM Ceres enters Virgo
Jun 29, 2018 1:16 AM Mercury enters Leo
Jul 1, 2018 4:46 AM Juno enters Taurus
Jul 5, 2018 12:46 AM Chiron Retrograde
Jul 9, 2018 10:32 PM Venus enters Virgo
Jul 10, 2018 1:02 PM Jupiter Direct
Note: Times given are Eastern Time (ET).
This Week’s Calendar
This Week’s Aspects
Mercury conjunct Uranus. The ability to grasp intellectual concepts is high right now. Our intuition is spot-on, and we tend to have the right idea at the right moment. The senses may be overloaded, to the point that we are scatter-brained, impulsive, nervous, or impatient. If channeled well, however, our ideas are inventive, original, progressive, and unbiased.
Mercury semi-square Neptune. We are not thinking clearly, preferring to daydream. Technical facts can be glossed over at this time. It’s not a good time to make a presentation, to ask for what you want, or to formalize agreements.
Sun sesquiquadrate Saturn. It’s hard to satisfy the ego today. We feel blocked by circumstances or others. It’s too easy to feel discouraged, but discouragement is a time waster. Gratitude isn’t forthcoming right now, so it’s best to wait it out rather than waste energy letting it get to you.
Mars square Uranus. We have a tendency to take risks, to feel restless, and to act on sudden impulses without considering consequences. We assert our wills and individuality powerfully, and we are willing to fight for freedom. We might feel rebellious in the face of rules and regulations, particularly those we might feel are outdated, or anything that requires us to conform. There may be changes in work schedules, or life’s circumstances could challenge us in such a way that we need to change our goals or actions. Energy is stop and go, and it can be hard to focus on only one activity.
Mercury trine Saturn. Clear, realistic thinking characterizes this influence. A good time to get organized, to do detail work, and to prepare for the future. Decisions made now tend to be practical and well thought out. Work done now is likely to beget tangible results in the future. Conversations may be spare but to the point. Manifestation and achievement are what satisfy.
Mars semi-square Neptune. Disorganization, lack of drive, lack of forethought, impracticality, and carelessness. Energy and time are too easily wasted. Passive-aggressiveness. It’s hard to know what we want and where we’re headed under this influence.
Venus sextile Uranus. This is a favorable influence for social meetings and events, and for situations that call for treating others with equality and respect. We lose our fear of taking risks at this time, and we happily embrace all that is new, unusual, and out-of-the-ordinary with regards to romantic involvements as well as financial undertakings. We are ready to experiment, but not necessarily ready to commit. A good time for financial undertakings involving electronics, technology, the internet, metaphysics, and the arts, as well as group activities. A taste for the offbeat is in order.
Mars sextile Chiron. We may have the opportunity to take the lead, or to take action, regarding matters that lead to healing, cleansing, or teaching now. We can feel a sense of mission. There is likely to be a feeling of fearlessness when it comes to addressing problem areas, and self-confidence as well. There is a drive to take positive action, usually to defend or help others (or ourselves). It’s a strong period for cooperation and purposeful activity.
Note: Times given in the table/calendar above are Eastern Time (ET).
See below for day-by-day forecasts and planets in signs. See also Transit to Transit aspects.
See also: Astrology of Today – an overview of the day – Astrology Cafe.
See also: The Astrology of 2018 – Overview
What’s In Store By the Stars – Daily Astrology Trends
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See also the new Astrology Trends Calendar that includes these daily trends overviews and other astrological events such as ingresses, stations, and lunations.
Mercury aligns with Uranus in the last degree of Aries this morning, just before Mercury enters Taurus. Uranus is getting set to change signs, too, but will enter Taurus in two days. This is an exciting and excitable time, particularly on a mental level. Decisions can be dramatic and impulsive, and communications can be raw or rushed. Ideas, though, can be breakthrough in nature. We can be struck by moments of truth today. Mercury then enters Taurus where it will transit until the 29th. Our thinking is down to earth, solid, and grounded during this new cycle. Common sense reigns over more fanciful thinking. We communicate more deliberately under this influence, and our minds are oriented to the world of the five senses. We gravitate towards the tried and true rather than new ideas or ways of thinking. Attention to one thing at a time can simplify our lives, but we should watch for narrow, overly conservative, or rigid thinking and communicating. The Moon enters Taurus today at 2:16 PM EDT, and emotionally speaking, we also tend to calm down and enjoy the moment.
The Moon is void from 2:06 PM EDT, with the Moon’s last aspect before changing signs (a conjunction to Uranus), until the Moon enters Taurus at 2:16 PM EDT.
The Moon spends the day in steady Taurus and is Balsamic, with the New Moon set to occur in the sign tomorrow morning. Early today, Mercury forms a semi-square with Neptune and we may not be seeing things clearly. Technical facts can be glossed over at this time. However, as the day advances, we seek out clarity. The Sun in minor dynamic aspect to Saturn suggests some wrestling with reality, which we can turn into a positive through attention to detail or hard work. However, there can be some low moods or lack of gratitude happening now. The Moon is Balsamic today with a New Moon occurring tomorrow, suggesting it’s better to wind ourselves down than start brand new ventures. It’s an appropriate time to tie up loose ends and reflect on recent events.
The New Moon occurs in the sign of Taurus this morning, clearing the slate for new beginnings with Taurean themes. While Taurus seeks predictability and often resists change, Mars and Uranus are changing signs and forming a square around the time of this New Moon, and this combination is dramatic, abrupt, and possibly disruptive. The New Moon also forms trine aspects to Mars and Pluto, suggesting the need for long-term change and recognition of its benefits. We can feel rushed into it, however! Or, we may feel life is moving ahead very quickly, and we need to catch up. Uranus moves into the sign of Taurus today and will transit Taurus for the most part until 2025-6 (Uranus will return to and finish up its transit of Aries from November 6, 2018, to March 6, 2019). During this cycle, we approach money and personal possessions in new ways and discover ways to free ourselves from certain material constraints. Innovative ways to make ourselves comfortable emerge. We’re less inhibited about expressing sensuality, self-love, body love, and pampering. We’re challenging what we previously valued during this cycle. There can be abrupt changes with money, valuables, possessions, and income that lead to a reshuffling of priorities or values. Income might come from non-traditional sources or ventures. We’re bringing progressive ideas to the world of business. New ways of doing business, as well as making, viewing, and handling money are likely. Income and the energy we put into making money can be variable, as we seem to need to feel inspired to produce. The Moon enters Gemini at 4:44 PM EDT, stimulating our desire to connect, communicate, and learn.
The Moon is void from 4:31 PM EDT, with the Moon’s last aspect before changing signs (a trine to Mars), until the Moon enters Gemini at 4:44 PM EDT.
Mars enters Aquarius early today and promptly forms a square to Aquarian ruler, Uranus, which just changed signs yesterday. This is a potent, start-fresh combination. Mars will transit the sign of Aquarius until August 12th when it retreats into Capricorn but will return to Aquarius from September 10th to November 15th. Mars typically spends about two months in a sign but will spend much longer in Aquarius due to an upcoming retrograde (Mars will retrograde from June 26th to August 27th). With the Mars-Uranus square early today, we’re inclined to assert our independence abruptly or to attempt to enforce changes. Under this influence, we can be tempted to take risks or to act on impulses without considering consequences. There is little patience with restrictions or limitations. We might feel rebellious in the face of rules and regulations, mainly those we think are outdated, or anything that requires us to conform. There may be changes in work schedules, or life’s circumstances could challenge us in such a way that we need to redirect our energy or alter our goals. Energy is stop-and-go, and it can be hard to focus on only one activity. Inner tension begs for release now. With Mars in Aquarius, we tend to act only when we can totally “get behind” or believe in what we are doing. As such, we might spend more time thinking about action than taking it. However, we’re crusaders for our ideas and causes during this cycle. The Moon spends the day in the sign of Gemini, stimulating our curiosity and encouraging movement and connection.
This is a time for connecting with others who share similar ideas and ideals. The Moon spends much of the day (until 5:48 PM EDT) in the sign of Gemini, aligning with Venus and harmonizing with Uranus. We’re open to new experiences and happy to connect today. Our sense of humor is in fine form now. This is an affectionate and friendly influence as we seek out more beauty and harmony in our lives. The Moon’s move into Cancer late afternoon finds us a little more protective and introspective. We seek out more familiarity, safety, and quiet with the Cancer Moon.
The Moon is void from 2:19 PM EDT, with the Moon’s last aspect before changing signs (a conjunction to Venus), until the Moon enters Cancer at 5:48 PM EDT.
The Moon spends the day in the sign of Cancer, and we pay special attention to our emotional needs for familiarity and comfort. Mercury forms a trine to Saturn today, helping us with the practical side of things. This transit supports detail work, realistic thinking, and step-by-step approaches to learning and communicating. Mercury-Saturn helps us to get grounded and centered in our thinking, particularly with both planets in pragmatic Earth signs. Conversations may be spare but to the point or instructive. This is a strong time for organized thinking, making plans, and helping others understand our perspective. A step-by-step approach to tasks and problems works best right now. Later today, the Moon forms trines to Jupiter and Neptune as these two bodies come closer to an exact trine (exact on the 25th), increasing our desire to believe in something. We also get closer to a Mars-Neptune semi-square that tends to diffuse boundaries.
This morning, a semi-square between Mars and Neptune suggests some need to rest or recuperate before pushing forward. It can be difficult knowing what we want and where we’re headed under this influence. Venus enters the sign of Cancer today, where it will transit until June 13th. Venus in Cancer is nurturing, protective and self-protective, cautious, and fertile. We experience many emotional ups and downs in love under this influence due to increased sensitivity and impressionability. We are tender, romantic, and attached. Cancer love is dedicated, warm, and devoted. We show our love through our devotion, care, and concern. We are affectionate and cuddly, and we’re at our best when we feel safe and secure. During this cycle, we may have a greater interest in home life and home improvement, nesting, home business, domestic and family activities, and purchases of long-term items. Today, Venus forms a sextile to Uranus, which can serve to bring us out of our shells, encouraging our bolder, more innovative natures, socially speaking. We are most interested in all that is new, unusual, and out-of-the-ordinary with regards to romantic involvements, personal pleasures, and financial undertakings. We may be experimenting, improvising, and trying on new ways of relating to others and expressing ourselves. We’re also moving towards a Mars-Chiron sextile, exact early in the day tomorrow, and we seek projects and activities that give us a stronger sense of purpose. We may have the opportunity to take the lead or action on matters that lead to healing, cleansing, or teaching now. We may be defending or help others (or ourselves). The Moon continues its transit of Cancer until 7:11 PM EDT, after which the Moon transits Leo.
The Moon is void from 5:15 PM EDT, with the Moon’s last aspect before changing signs (a sextile to the Sun), until the Moon enters Leo at 7:11 PM EDT.
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Moon Signs This Week:
When the Moon is in Aries
We're motivated by a strong desire to start fresh. A gut instinct to begin something new is with us now, as well as the gumption to do so. Our pioneering impulses are strong, and we feel energetic, spontaneous, and enthusiastic. We may also be tactless and impulsive now. Excess energy is best channeled into physical activity.
People can be more self-motivated and also self-focused while the Moon is in Aries. It's a competitive rather than cooperative time. Accidents and tempers flaring are more likely than usual. This period is one of more personal courage.
The Moon in Aries generally favors the following activities: Quick actions that yield immediate results. Undertakings that involve the self and the personality. (Staying power may be lacking). Self-assertion, taking on challenges, beginning short-term projects.
When the Moon is in Taurus
We are motivated by the desire for serenity, security, peace, and comfort. The Moon is at her most sensual and constant in Taurus. Our basic impulses are to relax, resist change, and "stop to smell the roses." Life slows down a little, and we get comfortable. We may also be inclined to stubbornness and materialism under this influence.
While the Moon is in Taurus, people can be emotionally constant but inflexible. It's a time of stronger focus on personal needs and comfort levels, and a period of more common sense and attention to practical matters.
The Moon in Taurus generally favors the following activities: Substantial and material actions that yield solid results. Financial activities, and those involving personal possessions, applying for a loan, beginning a potentially long-term relationship, music, home decor.
When the Moon is in Gemini
Our basic instinct is to communicate, think, and learn under the influence of Moon in Gemini. We are motivated by a desire for variety and by an instinctive curiosity. The Moon in Gemini is light-hearted, breezy, spirited, and curious, but it can also be restless and fickle.
The Moon in Gemini generally favors the following activities: Mental and communicative actions, and more than one activity at once. Reading, learning, letters and emails, errands, writing, teaching, making connections, cafes, light and airy meetings, short trips.
When the Moon is in Cancer
The restlessness of the Gemini Moon gives way to an instinctive need for peace and quiet. A feeling of belonging and safety is what motivates us under this influence. The Moon feels right at home in the sign of Cancer, as it rules the sign. This Moon position has much healing potential. Although insular by nature, our feelings run deep, making it an ideal time to get in touch with what motivates us.
The Moon in Cancer generally favors the following activities: Domestic activities, those that involve awareness of personal needs. Home decor, family get-togethers.
When the Moon is in Leo
The Moon in Leo speaks to our "inner child". It's a warm, generous, whole-heartedly loving position. Pride keeps us from pettiness, but it can also prevent us from opening up and revealing how we are truly feeling. We are on stage, our feelings are grand, and we appreciate some drama in our lives. We are easily threatened by anything that seems to be impersonal. This is a time when we seek attention--when we want to stand out for our special qualities. It's a strong time for romance and any creative activity as well.
The Moon in Leo generally favors the following activities: Creative activities, activities involving children, generous undertakings, undertakings in which personal recognition is desired, and risk-taking.
Upcoming Weeks: Calendars
THIS WEEK’S PLANETARY POSITIONS BY SIGN (General Trends):
Sun in Taurus The cycle now dawning in your life emphasizes stability, substance, practicality, and the concept of value – value in the material as well as psycho-spiritual sense. This marks a time of building to last, of appreciating the substantial rather than ephemeral. Consolidating past gains rather than focusing on radical new departures is likely to be a major theme for you during this cycle. Appreciating the finer things of life is another hallmark of this phase, which marks a time when you should be concentrating on “smelling the roses” rather than passing them by in such a hurry.
Mercury in Aries New ideas and an independent or pioneering mental orientation take on more importance in your life at this time. Teaching, learning, communicating, and social contact have a way of outlining new directions in your life now, and there is much activity and involvement with these kinds of issues.
Mercury in Taurus “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” – that’s the key to the way you think at a time like this. Practical, utilitarian ideas are the ones that make the most sense now – putting them to good use is a focus for you. Material things are foremost on your mind in many respects: an emphasis on the real rather than the ideal.
Venus in Gemini Saying (or writing) it with style comes naturally now. A yen for variety is a hallmark of this phase, and this especially applies to romantic experience and artistic tastes. (The latter tends to focus on literature in general and poetry in particular.) A sociable, congenial, slightly frivolous orientation sets in.
Venus in Cancer Mothering (or being mothered), sympathy, a yearning to put down roots, and a fondness for things that have stood the test of time – these are some of the hallmarks of the phase that now begins in your life. Romantic and social experiences, as well as artistic tastes, will show evidence of these factors.
Mars in Capricorn With this new cycle taking hold in your life now, taking charge and being in control become more important issues for you. You want to get things organized, and you have the initiative to do it. This is a time of ambition and responsibility, a time to keep your cool and pace yourself. Working hard is smart, but working smart is better.
Mars in Aquarius The reformer, the inventor, the engineer, the revolutionary – these are important archetypes for you as a new cycle gets underway in your life. They are icons of the ambitions that stir you at a time like this. Independence, freedom from past patterns, and a daring readiness to innovate: such are the paths of achievement for you now.
Jupiter in Scorpio The phase now beginning for you emphasizes fixing what is broken or unhealthy, thereby giving it a new lease on life. This is more than one person alone can handle, so the cooperation of others is essential. You give up something in order to get or create something, and you may not understand the reasons why at the time. Sex, money, power, and vitality become key issues.
Saturn in Capricorn Responsibility, hard work, ambition, and achievement: these are the foundations you need to build on now, as a new cycle dawns in your life. And yet, there is a tendency to be a little too hard, perhaps a bit cold, in your approach to these things. Let ambition take you to the top, but don’t let it lull you into thinking that the end justifies the means.
Uranus in Aries A clean break with the past in some respects is signaled by the cycle you have just begun. What YOU need, YOUR freedom and independence, shattering old molds: these are the things that energize you and take priority in your life. Uniqueness and originality set you apart.
Uranus in Taurus Practicality and ingenuity combine as powerful drives in your life now that you have begun a new cycle. Taking innovative concepts and making them real and practical is your strong suit; getting stuck in the mud is to be avoided at all costs. Financial savvy, inventiveness, worldly genius.
Neptune in Pisces Things spiritual and psychic take the driver’s seat of your imagination as you begin a new cycle. The fine arts and all manner of fantasies assume a larger-than-life importance. Surrendering to fate, karma, and other powers greater than merely mortal may be seen as the ultimate liberation. If all is Maya (illusion), what is the reality that gives rise to the world of appearances?
Pluto in Capricorn As this new phase dawns for you, the pursuit of social/political power and status has a way of seeming necessary and inevitable – and let nothing stand in its way. It starts out small but has bigger consequences than you’d think. Ambition, responsibility, a place for everyone and everyone in their place…
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