Astrolore’s Weekly Astrology Forecast: May 19, 2014 through May 25, 2014

A Rehearsal in Fairy Land by Richard Doyle 

An exciting week ahead!


The most significant changes happen early in the week. On Monday at 9 PM EDT, with the Moon in Aquarius, Mars turns direct! Mars has been retrograde, moving backwards through Libra, since March 1, 2014.


Over the course of this period of time, what have you learned about your own assertiveness and aggression? Have you had the opportunity to contemplate where you need to develop more courage in your life? Have old stories from the past arisen, showing you places where you have misuse your sexual energy? Where in your life have you learned something about courage and the use of bravery?


As Mars turns direct it will be wonderful to move forward once again. Even in direct motion Mars is uncomfortably restrained in this Sign of balance and harmony. Wherever 9degrees Libra is in your chart, you will be ready to move forward following the reservations of the past 6 weeks. Mars will remain in Libra until July 25, 2014.


Enjoy the last few days of Spring’s soft pleasures. As the Sun traveled through Taurus we (in the northern hemisphere) have enjoyed the slow, earthy push toward the warmth of Summer.


Late on Tuesday (10:58PM EDT) the Sun enters Gemini alerting us to enthusiasm and restlessness. This brings us to the last phase of Spring. In another month we will enter Cancer; and with it – Summer!


As we move into Gemini we encounter energies which engage us in curiosity and restlessness. There seems to be a general anxiousness and Inquisitiveness about the changing seasons. As we move out of the slow time of Taurus we are ready to pick up the pace over the coming weeks. During Sun in Gemini we are curious and anxious to engage in many new activities of the mind. We are ready to meet people, talk, listen, and learn!


This week begins with the Moon in Aquarius and ends shortly after the Moon enters Taurus. This brings a decided shift on Friday afternoon as the Moon moves from the universal signs into the personal signs.


Our attention moves from the collective to the personal. By the weekend we will want to find a balance between taking care of ourselves and caring for others. We must consider both sides to this coin!



Monday, May 19, 2014:


Shortly before sunrise on Monday morning, the Moon enters Aquarius. The week begins on a high note of innovative energy and emotional detachment. We are not excited to head into a routine job today. We would love to engage a more unpredictable and independent side of our nature.

We would like to explore new ideas of a humanitarian nature. Once we get to work we have the potential to bring unusual and progressive ideas to the table.

On Monday Mars finally turns direct after moving retrograde since March 1, 2014. Look to the area in your chart the holds 9° of Libra and consider what is ready to finally move forward in this area of your life. Where have you felt restrained and feel that you can finally move forward?


Aries: relationship

Taurus: health routines/cooperation

Gemini: creativity/play

Cancer: your home

Leo: communication/siblings

Virgo: finances/resources

Libra: how you present yourself

Scorpio: something deeply internal

Sagittarius: your community

Capricorn: your career/reputation

Aquarius: travel/education

Pisces: inheritance/resources from someone else



Tuesday, May 20, 2014:


Tuesday is the last day of the Sun in Taurus! Before we rush into the busy season of Gemini spend time today appreciating the gifts of Taurus. Take a moment to slow down, enjoy a quiet meal and perhaps a glass of wine, with a close friend. Pay close attention to the details that are so often missed in our busy lives. Listen to the quality of your friends voice, savor the flavors of the food before you. Pay attention to where you are and what you are doing in each moment. Take nothing for granted. Tomorrow a push of busyness and activity will envelop us as we push inquisitively and restlessly forward.

Moon is in Aquarius throughout the day VOC* following a Trine to Mercury at 6:22PM EDT.

The Sun enters Gemini at 10:58PM EDT. If possible go to sleep early, otherwise it may be difficult to get to sleep at all! Wednesday brings us to a different day indeed!


 Feasting and Fun Among the Fuchsias by Richard Doyle
Wednesday, May 21, 2014:


Wednesday brings us a soft dreamy day as the Moon enters Pisces at 8:19 AM EDT. At 8:58 AM EDT the Moon Squares the Sun bringing us to the Third Quarter phase of the Moon. At the Third Quarter Moon we realize it is time to let go of whatever began at the New Moon three weeks ago. Next week we begin a new Cycle between the Sun and the Moon.
Wednesday evening as the Pisces Moon meets up with Neptune our dreams get more fully ingrained with our reality. This is a great day to transcend the ordinariness of our lives.

Touch in to your inspirations, imagination, consider the depth of your compassion. Create art, music, or poetry. Spend time in meditation or prayer. . Look up Tonglen. Practice it!



Thursday, May 22, 2014:


Thursday brings us a day of intense sensitivity and increased dreaminess. It may be difficult to stay in the real world with our jobs and responsibilities. Try to appreciate the more whimsical side of life, work on your intuition, spend more time in meditation. This can be a beautiful day once we escape our expectations.

We are able to see a different side of life; a softer side with less harshness. If you have recently suffered a loss, this could be the day you open to a new deeper acceptance.

The artistic side of life feels more real than the business side. Pay attention to impressions and elusive ideas that come out of the blue. Pay attention to what is soft, sensitive, and intangible. Put on those rose-colored glasses, look at the world with a soft focus, dream.

Listen to the dreams and the suffering of others.



Friday, May 23, 2014:


Friday starts with a VOC* moon following Moon Square Mercury at 2:26AM EDT.

The morning begins with your head still in the clouds from yesterday. It will not last. We are ready to get back to the real world and we do so at 12:02 PM EDT with the Moon entering Aries. Our attention directly enters reality.

Pay attention to the shift in ourselves and others. As we leave the dreamy energy of Pisces, in Aries we encounter the powerful courageous, dynamic, energy of Aries.

With Mars now direct, and ruling the Aries Moon, we are ready to take action this afternoon. We may feel courageous, combative, impatient, and determined.

Restaurants, bars, and everywhere that folks gather will be full this evening. People will want to assert themselves and their independence in physical ways. Find healthy outlets (go dancing!) for this energy and anticipate a great time..



Saturday, May 24, 2014:

Saturday is a day of mixed messages! As the Moon moves through Aries she makes stressful contact with Mars, Pluto, Uranus, and Jupiter. This asks us to look back at the messages we learned from the Cardinal Grand Cross several weeks ago. Some recent struggles may demand a bit more air-time.

Saturday also brings us to a beautiful free-flowing Trine between Jupiter and Saturn. In May 2000 Saturn and Jupiter began their current Cycle; in May of 2010 the Cycle was fully illuminated. This weekend we have the opportunity to share our understanding on this Cycle.   As we consider the Cycle of Jupiter and Saturn we think about abundance/fear, opportunity/struggle, philosophy/solitude, and enthusiasm/control.

Consider fear of abundance, how you define wealth and prosperity, and how your beliefs are tested. What was your state of prosperity in May 2010? What limitations where there on your belief of what was possible? I would suggestion that whatever you have learned during this cycle you are now able to teach. Who needs your message? Give this serious consideration.

How can you bring your understanding of expansion and responsibility to those in your world who could use this message?



Sunday, May 25, 2014:


Sunday begins with a lovely Conjunction between the Moon and Venus both in the sign of determination. This is a day to courageously love others. Following a Sextile to Mercury at 11:58AM EDT the Aries Moon is VOC* until she enters Taurus at 5:28 PM EDT.

This will be a great morning for conversation and the sharing of information. With Mercury in Gemini Sextile the Moon it is easy to make contact. Simple friendliness is easy to share and receive!

With the Moon VOC* in the afternoon, take it easy, spend time either alone or quietly with friends. Don’t schedule anything significant this evening. Spending time alone or with others will be satisfying and without drama. Learn to enjoy and work with the VOC* periods. Time out of time; time of simplicity, time of rest.


Fairy Queen Takes an Airy Drive in a Light Carriage by Richard Doyle

Paintings by: Richard Doyle

ca. 1824 – 1883


* 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 it’s VOC time, as that aspect holds it’s influence throughout the VOC*
The Aspects I consider: Conjunctions, Sextiles, Squares, Trines, and Oppositions
The Planets I am working with: Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto.
*VOC (void of course) refers to the period of time between the final aspect that the Moon makes while in one sign until she enters the next sign. This can consist of several minutes or many hours. These periods are best handled with little expectation of accomplishment; times ideally suited for rest and contemplation.



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