Astrolore’s Weekly Astrology Weather: May 6, 2019, through May 12, 2019
“For all its complexity astrology remains fundamentally simple. It offers a time-honored system of symbols that sum up key aspects of human life while providing profound insights and practical guidance.” ~Anne M. Nordhaus-Bike
WHAT A DIFFERENCE A DAY MAKES
Monday, May 6, 2019:
Since April 17th Mercury has been moving through Aries, at 2:25 PM EDT it enters Taurus. What a difference a day makes! Consider that Mercury represents our thought processes and communication style. While in Aries you may have noticed yourself and others being more verbally assertive than usual. Perhaps you have also been aware of an edge of impatience in tone and content of communications. Now as Mercury enters Taurus, the tone softens and stabilizes. The way we think and the words we are likely to use are more grounded and based in common sense and deliberation. Don’t let your thinking become overly rote, but do keep your attention on one thing at a time. Keep your mind, your thinking and your communications simple and based in practicality. Mercury will remain in Taurus until May 21st.
Because the Moon is in Gemini at the time Mercury changes sign (Mercury Rules Gemini) I expect this day will have two very separate themes. The morning may feel lighthearted and restless with a powerful shift to calmness after 2:25 PM EDT.
Watch the shift with curiosity and then settle in to enjoy an intellectually slower evening.
If you, like so many have fallen into habitually watching media in the evening before bed, this would be a great time to turn off your television or laptop and read a book or write. Your mind can slow enough to help you develop a new habit.
ICE CREAM MAY HELP
Tuesday, May 7, 2019:
With the Moon in Gemini, you really would like to keep things light and carefree, however, that is not likely to be the case today. At 9:26 AM EDT Venus forms a challenging square aspect to Saturn. This is not a fun carefree day but if you understand the situation you can use it to deepen your values regarding love and resources. Your choices should be kept to either spending time alone or making a serious effort to stabilize and calm any potential relationship or financial problems. If you find yourself feeling lonely or depressed take the time to look inward for self-reflection and to deepen understanding of your own values.
You may be required to get clear about your responsibilities in relationships and face disappointment. Remember that we all face disappointing in love. It is part and parcel for the terrain. It is normal for us to encounter times of sadness and loneliness. Go inward, look reality in the face. If you need to eat a pint of ice cream to get through the day, that is fine. You will feel better tomorrow. No whining.
The Gemini Moon is void-of-courseFrom 7:50 PM EDT until she enters Cancer Wednesday morning at 5:07 AM EDT. This condition merely suggests that whatever is begun or occurs during this time will not have a significant future impact.
WILD MIND SEEKS FREEDOM
Wednesday, May 8, 2019:
The day begins with the Moon in tender-hearted Cancer and yet your thoughts are unlikely to be on issues you would generally associate with this intuitive family-oriented sign. At 10:22 AM EDT Mercury joins with Uranus beginning a cycle that will invigorate your thinking with innovation, intensification, and possibly defiance.
Freedom is very much on your mind as you conceive new ideas and unusual directions to explore moving forward. Gathering with unconventional new friends will do wonders for waking you to awe-inspiring ways of thinking. Ask questions, seek out remarkable ideas, and allow yourself to consider what has previously been inconceivable.
At 10:52 PM EDT the Sun sextiles Neptune offering a tonic of calm and sweet imaginings just in time to settle your mind into a space of dreaminess before sleep.
The Gemini Moon is void-of-course in the wee hours of the morning until she enters Cancer at 5:07 AM EDT. This condition merely suggests that whatever is begun or occurs during this time will not have a significant future impact.
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SYMPATHY AND UNDERSTANDING
Thursday, May 9, 2019:
As you begin the day, Venus trine Jupiter offers a sense of expansive love allowing you to express affection and kindness easily. This is a great time to mend stressful issues in a relationship. However, later in the day, you may need to rethink your perspective as Venus squares Pluto. Your attention will move to issues of power and control within the relationship. Think ahead and plan how you want to manage any tensions that may arise. Consider your deepest fears of being valued and your partners’ insecurities as well. If either of you is feeling smothered in the relationship you will need to address this issue. Ultimately the relationship may break down or become powerfully strengthened and changed by how you manage the energies today.
With the Moon in Cancer, you want to retreat to a place where you feel protected and at home. Your emotions are heightened and you may be consumed with moodiness. Find a way to soothe yourself (chocolate cake and a bath?) and do your very best to bring sympathy and understanding to others.
The Cancer Moon is void-of-course from 10:06 PM EDT until she enters Leo on Friday morning at 9:13 AM EDT. This condition merely suggests that whatever is begun or occurs during this time will not have a significant future impact.
READY FOR THE WEEKEND
Friday, May 10, 2019:
Early in the day, the Moon enters Leo bringing a joyful edge into focus. Allow creative endeavors to capture your attention as you move toward the weekend. Mid-afternoon you can anticipate that yourself and your coworkers may be champing at the bit to get out the door and onto a highly anticipated weekend. This may cause a bit of anxiety but nothing you can’t cure by heading home early!
With the Moon in Leo consider how to make space in your weekend for dramatic self-expression and playful creativity. This is a weekend for parties, festivals, being seen, appreciated, giving and receiving expressive love.
The Cancer Moon is void-of-course this morning until she enters Leo at 9:13 AM EDT. This condition merely suggests that whatever is begun or occurs during this time will not have a significant future impact.
TAKE THE HIGH ROAD
Saturday, May 11, 2019:
The day begins with a trine from the Taurus Sun to Saturn. This is a lovely aspect of stabilization, suggesting the ability to see the results of efforts well managed. You are able to realize a pay-off from determination and hard work that you have engaged in since the first of the year.
The Moon continues through Leo encouraging you to allow yourself the space for creativity and fun. This is a great weekend to spend with children or with the adults in your life who you are able to be spontaneous and playful with. The child within wants to immerse yourself in playful expression.
With that being said, we do come to the First Quarter Moon at 9:13 PM EDT. This phase of the Moon implies both difficulties and opportunities. Pay attention to challenges that arise and find the opportunity within the struggle. This is a time when your choices and decisions will move your life in one direction or another. Therefore take the high road.
PLAY BECOMES PREPARATION
Sunday, May 12, 2019:
The morning continues with great energy for socialization, playfulness, and fun. This is the perfect morning to take a kite to an open field with children, friends, and a picnic. Don’t let anything hold you back, get out early and enjoy.
The afternoon will bring with it plenty of time to address the chores that must be done before Monday morning. At 12:22 PM EDT the Moon leaves playful Leo behind to enter Virgo where she will support all accomplishment of those chores.
Settling in for practical activities will be easy to do as long as you gave yourself enough play time while the Moon was in Leo. The afternoon will be great for preparing for the week ahead, you may surprise yourself at how truly enjoyable the grocery shopping, laundry, and house cleaning can be. Get the whole family engaged in these activities and the satisfaction of efficient productivity.
The Leo Moon is void-of-course from 8:24 AM EDT until she enters Virgo at 12:22 PM EDT. This condition merely suggests that whatever is begun or occurs during this time will not have a significant future impact.
“We use astrology most constructively and creatively when we gain from it a sense of what is possible for us at the highest levels of our potentialities. Seeing that, the challenges is then to keep our eyes open to life itself, to be able to respond appropriately when some event or change of circumstances” ~ Dane Rudhyar
* In these weekly reports, I am exploring the major aspects formed by transit between the planets. I do not consider every aspect that the Moon makes each day as they can be numerous and are often fleeting moods. I will consider the final major aspect formed by the Moon prior to its VOC* time, as that aspect holds its influence throughout the VOC*.
The aspects under consideration: conjunctions, sextiles, squares, trines, and oppositions.
The planets I work with: Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto.