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Lunar Encounters – May 27-June 3rd 2020

As the Moon travels through the half of the sky that is not populated by the planets for this week’s segment, from Leo through Scorpio, it will trigger the actions of the spheres, either singularly or in configurations. As the number of new Covid-19 cases continues to decline in the US, the new cases worldwide, compared to population size, increases in countries that were slower to become infected. By June 3rd, Jupiter and Pluto (both retro) are within a 2 deg orb of separation. Their influence becomes stronger, as we struggle to contain the virus. Social participation (Jupiter) in the effort is vital if the virus is to be eradicated (Pluto). In this way, Jupiter must encourage Pluto. The outcome could be then as many are realizing, a too strong mechanism of social control. Safe guards to the strong central government should be maintained and strengthened, where possible. As Jupiter is also representative of the legislative branch of government, voter’s rights must be guarded with constitutionally mandated legislation.  The government exists by means of the Constitution. We can expect more back-and-forth actions taken this week.

Summary of Major Aspects of the Week

Wednesday May 27th – The Moon in Leo is in opposition aspect (180 deg, polarizing) to Saturn in Aquarius early today. We can feel the restraints on our freedom of expression, or enjoyment of nature with this aspect, as disciplinary actions are taken. The Moon in a sextile aspect (60 deg, helpful) to the Sun is a reminder that we comply for the health of our neighbors, as well as our own. The Moon is then in a square aspect (90 deg, harsh) to Uranus in Taurus and trine aspect (120 deg, flowing) to Chiron in Aries. Compliance with the restrictions has the logic of experience behind it.  Scientific laws follow the laws of nature.  The rate of infections in the US are falling at a pulsating rate, rather than a smooth decline. With the Moon quincunx aspect (150 deg, complex) to Ceres and Mars in Pisces, you could find ways to comply and also enjoy natural surroundings and small group gatherings.

Thursday May 28th – The Moon in Leo is in a sextile aspect (60 deg, helpful) to Venus retrograde in Gemini, an indication of support for fun loving Leo. However, the quincunx aspect to Neptune in Pisces, followed by the quincunx aspects to Pluto and Jupiter in Cap, would then deflate and possibly ensnare the unwary joy-hunter. Social laws are enforced. Mercury ingress to self-protective Cancer, is a retreat or a bold counter-claim.

Fist Quarter Moon Phase
May 30, 2020

Friday May 29th – The Moon in Virgo makes a Yod formation with Mercury sextile aspect (60 deg helpful) and Saturn in Aquarius in quincunx aspects (150 complex) to both Mercury and the Moon for a creative work-around, as we try to deal with a life in a complex world, and the economy gradually reopens. It is the 1st quarter Moon with the square aspect (90 deg, harsh) from the Moon to the Sun. It represents today as a crisis point in the development of the cycle, during this global pandemic crisis. It is this ingress of the Moon to Virgo that sets us to work.  A few hours into the day, the Moon reaches 8 deg Virgo while forming several aspects, to the Sun at 8 deg Gemini, and planets at 8 deg of their respective sign. A working agreement with radical Uranus, a compromise with logical Chiron, the centaur professor, and a challenge to Ceres in Aquarius, cognizant of the future. Attitudes may change as the totality seems to click into place, and minds begin to see results for a new normal. 

Saturday May 30th – While Neptune was unaspected over the previous day, today the Moon in Virgo reaches the opposition aspect (180 deg, polarizing) to Mars in Pisces.  The tide is turning and it’s time to clean up the corruption and the spread of the virus.  With the Full Moon eclipse arriving on June 5th, the influence begins this week. Mars will be forming a Tsquare to the Sun and Moon.  Clearing out the corruption will be a focus for the next few weeks.  By the end of the day, (morning Sunday in the ME nations) the Moon opposition aspect to Neptune shines a light on corrupt practices, and mismanagement of the threats resulting from the pandemic. The Moon in a square aspect (90 deg, harsh) to Venus retro in Gemini, exposes more details of relationships that were previously undetected.  Jupiter retro is slowly advancing on the conjunction aspect (0 deg, combining) with Pluto retro in Capricorn, as the will to expose and eliminate corruption increases.

Sunday May 31st – The Moon ingress to Libra early today, forming a trine aspect (120 deg, flowing) to Saturn retro in future oriented Aquarius. We can see some progress in striving for legal accountability. The Moon in a square aspect (90 deg, harsh) to Mercury in Cancer requires accountability – exposing detailed records. By mid-morning in the eastern hemisphere (midnight in the US) the Moon is in opposition aspect (180 deg, tension) to Chiron in Aries, while quincunx aspect (150 deg, complex) to Uranus in Taurus and also a quincunx aspect to Ceres in Pisces, forming a Yod. This formation brings indicates a crisis that is developing and we should maintain a perspective to avoid rushing to judgment.  The situation is very complex.

Monday June 1st – The Moon in Libra transits to a trine aspect (120 deg, flowing) in the early morning (US time zones) and noon in the ME. A flow of information and good energy motivates communication.  A quincunx aspect (150 deg, complex) to Mars in Pisces along with a trine aspect to Venus retro in Gemini follow shortly after. Venus is in a square aspect to Mars. How do we balance the opinions that vary on the gender scale? This reflects a scenario of a legal judgment concerning charges of sexual harassment.  Hopefully, charges could be cleared up at this time, while new charges could also be made. The Moon quincunx aspect to Neptune follows, with a dismissal or dissolution of existing complaints. 

Tuesday June 2ndMars in Pisces activates the Sun-Venus conjunction aspect (0 deg, combining) in Gemini with a square aspect (90 deg, harsh).  Disagreements along gender lines continue. Complaints are lobbed toward the feminine influence, although the Sun indicates support for her view, and counter attacks. The Moon ingress to Scorpio as intense emotions are expressed. The Moon is then in a square aspect to Saturn retro in Aquarius. This could represent a decision that blocks further expressions of grief.  Trine aspects (120 deg, flowing) from the Moon to Mercury in Cancer follow, creating another avenue for expression of the compliant, perhaps an appeal of the decision to a higher court. The Moon in an opposition aspect (180 deg, tense) to Uranus in Taurus could reflect on the complainant or result in a reversal.

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Gimelstar
May 26, 2020
Jerusalem

Gemini New Moon for Renewal – May 20-27 2020

The Sun ingress to Gemini as the Moon in Taurus makes a conjunction aspect to Uranus, triggering a potential take-down of a high official. Other aspects such as Venus in a square aspect to Neptune, Sun trine aspect to Saturn, Moon sextile to Mars and Jupiter approaching the conjunction with Pluto represent a buildup of energy that will topple the highest authority of the land. It is likely to be through a democratic process or renewal, as the JupiterPluto conjunction returns in November

Summary of Major Aspects of the Week

Wednesday May 20th – The Sun in Gemini, the mutableair sign, noted for fluency and communication expertise, ruled by the planet Mercury.  The Moon in Taurus transits to the conjunction aspect with Uranus by evening US time zones. While our sense of security could be upset by shocking events, and financial markets tumble, it’s the perfect time to root out corruption. Getting to the bottom of the barrow, removal of the stagnation is now possible. Venus retro at 20 deg, Gemini in a square aspect (90 deg, harsh) to Neptune in Pisces, seems to indicate a severe backlash. Mercury as the dispositor of Venus and strong in its sign of rulership, a relationship between the whistleblower and the press is vitalized.

Thursday May 21st – The Moon in Taurus forms a sextile aspect (60 deg, friendly) to Neptune, as more detailed information is mined, as a scandal grows. Venus retro and Mercury doubly approach the conjunction aspect (0 deg, combining) in Gemini, as controversy grow with the square aspect (90 dge, harsh) to Neptune in Pisces. Pressure on officials to resign their positions could have counter effects. The Sun in a trine aspect (120 deg, flowing) to Saturn retro in Aquarius, puts a narrow focus on the events.

New Moon in Gemini
May 22, 2020

Friday May 22nd – The Sun in Gemini and partile trine aspect (120 deg, easy) to Saturn in Aquarius. Structured scientific trials can produce results now. The New Moon in Gemini [see image above] in the afternoon hours, is trine aspect to Saturn in Aquarius. The month ahead could yield important life-saving products. The New Moon is a seeding moment that sets the potential for the cycle, with a stellium in Gemini. Mars in Pisces is approaching the sextile aspect (60 deg, helpful) to Uranus in Taurus, indicating that significant breakthrough discoveries are in the offing this month. The Moon makes a square aspect (90 deg, harsh) to Mars, triggering a discovery.  Mercury superseded Venus retro in Gemini overnight, both Mercury and Venus at 20 deg Gemini and square aspect to Neptune in Pisces. Information may now be made available to wide sectors of the population, to reduce infection rates. More testing is available.

Saturday May 23rd – The stellium in Gemini is ideal for experimentation, for local traveling and communication, although Saturn in Aquarius may limit opportunities for now. Mars in Neptune urges us to express our pain or wisdom. With the semisextile aspect (30 deg, modest) to Chiron in Aries, we may be in a struggle to find truth or even a sense of grounded reality. The ongoing sextile aspect (60 deg, helpful) to Uranus encourages us to channel our energies in a useful way, rather than for momentary self-gratification. The VenusNeptune square aspect (90 deg, harsh) continues in effect as daily challenges demand self-sacrifice and patience to reach a desired goal. The Moon makes a conjunction aspect with Venus retro late in the day, triggering the square aspect to Neptune. Harmonious relationships require self-acceptance and a measure of sacrifice to transform to the higher shared values.    

Sunday May 24th – The Moon in Gemini transits Venus retro and Mercury early today, impassioned memories and thoughts for the future can elevate the day. Mercury and the Moon in quincunx aspects (150 deg, complex) to Pluto in Capricorn connect the present with history. Honoring the past with creative expressions find meaning in the present. The Moon quincunx aspect to Jupiter adds a social dimension as thoughts are shared. The past is embodied in the present. Letting go is difficult. The Moon ingress to Cancer and in a conjunction aspect (0 deg, combining) with Rahu (N. Lunar node), energizing your ambitions toward the future.

Monday May 25th – The Moon in Cancer is trine aspect (120 deg, flowing) to Mars in Pisces and sextile aspect (60 deg, helpful) to Uranus in Taurus.  It may be easier to relinquish goals rather than put in the work necessary. Efforts now can overcome the resistance for a creative transformation.

Tuesday May 26th – The Moon in Cancer continues in a trine aspect (120 deg, flowing) with Neptune in Pisces. We can seek to transform through harmonizing with the past. Acceptance comes more slowly, after the expression of grief. The Moon in an opposition aspect (180 deg, polarizing) to Pluto seeks to renew emotional energy. A negative force may create a struggle against the efforts for transformation.     

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Gimelstar
May 19, 2020
Jerusalem

Struggling in Reverse Mode – May 13-20 2020

The Moon in Aquarius beginning this week promotes consciousness raising, while Mars in Pisces focuses our efforts on repairing the disasters that confront us. The Moon meets with Mars in Pisces by Friday, for a renewal of focus.  Jupiter turns retro on Friday this week, moving toward the conjunction aspect with Pluto retro that occurs the last week in July. As both planets are very slow moving, this aspect forms very slowly and remains in effect for all of July. The Moon will move to the conjunction aspect with Neptune on Saturday, revealing deeper levels of emotional reactions. The lunar ingress of Aries on Sunday and a conjunction aspect with Chiron in Aries could awaken inner resources. Saturn delays the forward drive, even as Mars in Pisces seeks retribution.

Wednesday May 13th – The Moon in Aquarius forms a square aspect (90 deg, harsh) to Uranus in Taurus, as Saturn in Aquarius turns retrograde.  This could have a destabilizing effect, setting into motion a reverse phase of recovery. The Sun in Taurus is trine aspect to Pluto, as the day wears on. This is one of two trines between Sun and Pluto this year. The second will be on September 13th.  We can find some common ground now, with a transforming quality to group efforts.  

Third-Quarter Moon
May 14, 2020

Thursday May 14th – The Moon in Aquarius today is in a square aspect (90 deg, harsh) to the Sun early today, as a crisis in implementation of goals seems intractable. Venus in Gemini turns retrograde motion with a trine aspect (120 deg, easy) to the Moon, and a square aspect to Neptune in Pisces.  Difficult situations are discussed, with raw feelings exposed. The Sun trine aspect to Pluto remains in effect. The situation requires major policy changes that could be announced today. The Moon ingress to Pisces late in the day US times, and a conjunction aspect with Mars. While hope for universal healing remains strong, firm direction is lacking.

Friday May 15th – The Moon in Pisces makes a sextile aspect (60 deg, helpful) to Uranus in Taurus, and a square aspect (90 deg, harsh) to Mercury in Gemini. The square aspect is between the Moon and Mercury, both in mutable signs, allowing for adjustments necessary, to meet the shift in stance, or economic status. Downsizing the range of influence, the projections for the annual output of industry and commerce requires new strategic planning.

Saturday May 16th – The Sun in Taurus is trine aspect (120 deg, easy) to the midpoint of Jupiter and Pluto in Capricorn, binging the effect of the two as a conjunction aspect (0 deg, combining) into play. The pandemic is assessed in the overall impact.  Effective of government response, action needed for the recovery mode, is looked for increasingly.  The protective role of government is emphasized now. The Moon in Pisces makes a conjunction aspect with Neptune, and square aspect (90 deg, harsh) to Venus in Gemini.  Disbursing aid and transforming healing capabilities is crucial to the recovery.

Sunday May 17th – The Sun in Taurus is trine aspect (120 deg, flowing) to Jupiter in Capricorn with the Moon in Pisces sextile aspect (60 deg, helpful) to both Jupiter and the Sun, before the Moon ingress to Aries, indicates a surge in financial growth, and a more positive outlook. The Moon in a sextile aspect to Saturn retro in Aquarius, is in a more cautious mode for action, a moderated restart.  A conjunction aspect (0 deg, combining) with Chiron in Aries also indicates that advisories are heeded.

Monday May 18th – The Moon continues in Aries, and forms a sextile aspect (60 deg, helpful) to Mercury, then a sextile to Venus. Venus is slowly moving toward the square aspect (90 deg, harsh) to Neptune in Pisces.  While news of a possible antidote to the virus surfaces, the testing for the virus in the population at large could will help to identify victims of the disease.

Tuesday May 19th – The Moon in Aries is in a square aspect (90 deg, harsh) to Pluto in Capricorn, as efforts to combat the virus are finally having an effect. The Sun is in the final degree of Taurus, while Venus, the dispositor of the Sun, is in a square aspect to Neptune in Pisces. More aggressive healing efforts are promoted. The Sun is at a trine (120 deg, flowing) aspect to the midpoint of Saturn and Jupiter, bringing these two planets of very opposing influences to a closer conjunction. The use of incompatible substances to result in develop an antidote proves successful.  

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Gimelstar
May 12, 2020
Jerusalem

To Shelter V. Restart -May 6-13 2020

The Full Moon in Scorpio early on Thursday opens us to the possibility of transforming our lives. As Nadiya Shah, in her youtube.com presentation of this week, reminds us it is the anniversary of the Buddha’s enlightenment. I strongly recommend her video for the advanced astrology at a fast pace. With Jupiter and Pluto in Capricorn separated by 3 degrees, people are anxious to return to their jobs, as the threat of contagion is reduced. Based on scientific projections the virus will claim more lives consequent to the increased social activity. Jupiter turning retrograde on the 15th of May could signal a return to the more stringent social distancing practices. Jupiter and Pluto will again be partile conjunction aspect in mid-June. Saturn in Aquarius is an indication that individuals will use their own judgement as to when they feel they need to return to work. Maintaining safeguards is essential, however, to prevent the transmission of the disease. A very difficult situation for many. Saturn turns retrograde on the 12th of May, as Mars ingress Pisces. This signals a return to a more cautious attitude on the part of many, as indications of contagion begin to rise.

Summary of Major Aspects of the Week

Wednesday May 6th – The Moon in Scorpio transits to the opposition aspect to Uranus by mid-day, as we try to comprehend the life or death chances we all take daily. A drastic increase or unexpected decline in the global incidence of disease, along with erratic economic features confront us all. The Moon square aspect to Saturn precedes the opposition aspect to Uranus, suggesting that too early a rejection of safety practices would be detrimental.  The Moon in a quincunx aspect to Chiron in Aries indicates a difficulty in adjusting to the situation. Our own wisdom could contradict the powerful response received. Venus in Gemini is in a square aspect (0 deg, harsh) to Neptune. Neptune is the higher octave of Venus so sensitivity is heightened now. Words can carry a transcendent vibe.

Full Moon in Scorpio
May 7, 2020

Thursday May 7th – The Full Moon early morning in the US happens in the evening in Far East, and afternoon in Europe and the Mideast. Enlightenment often coincides, transforming a powerfully difficult situation into one of personal clarity and understanding. With Mercury in conjunction aspect (0 deg, combining) to the Sun in Taurus, at the Full Moon, thought and communication are emphasized in the importance to achieving goals. The Moon in a trine aspect (120 flowing) to Neptune in Pisces as Mercury is sextile aspect (60 deg, helpful) to Neptune involves the miraculous as part of our more enlightened experiences now. The Moon quincunx aspect (150 deg, complex) to Venus in Gemini follows for the spontaneous transmission of discovery.  The Moon in sextile aspects to Pluto retro and Jupiter in Capricorn brings the culmination of the process to bear on the universal application of social behavior.

Friday May 8th – The Moon in Sagittarius in a sextile aspect (60 deg, helpful) to Saturn in Aquarius responds to events with a strengthening of identity and personal resolve. A trine aspect (120 deg, flowing) to Chiron in Aries and quincunx aspect (150 deg, complex) to Uranus in Taurus follows as the inner source of wisdom opens to the transforming events.

Saturday May 9th – The Moon is quincunx aspect (150 deg, complex) to the Sun and in a square aspect (90 deg, harsh) to Neptune, as doubts and conflicting reports surface. The opposition aspect (180 deg, tense) to Venus in Gemini from the Moon in Sadge, further complicates issues, with unresolved claims. The focus is on DJT, as this opposition aspect is conjunct aspect (0 deg, combining) to his natal MoonSun opposition aspect. More advance discoveries could be made now, however. Mercury in Taurus and a trine aspect (120 deg, flowing) to Pluto in Capricorn indicates that information has an impact globally. The Moon in Sadge quincunx aspect to Mercury in Taurus complicates issues with contradictory claims.

Sunday May 10th – The Moon ingress to Capricorn is semi-sextile (30 deg, mild) to Saturn in Aquarius in the early hours for a futuristic tilt to events and participation with remote attendance. The Moon in a trine aspect (120 deg, flowing) to Uranus in Taurus at mid-day and square aspect (90 deg, harsh) to Chiron in Aries indicates complex reactions to the possible game-changer, a new vaccine or treatment. Mercury in Taurus is trine aspect to Jupiter in Capricorn as new developments are integrated into medical practice. Mercury in a square aspect to Mars in Aquarius, shows anxiety perhaps due to the speed of development of inventions.

Monday May 11thMercury ingress to Gemini as the Moon in Capricorn is trine aspect (120 deg, flowing) to the Sun in TaurusMercury is in its sign of rulership, as the energy is strong on the physical plane, indicating that economic activity speeds up. Communication is favored as Saturn in Aquarius turns retrograde, the obstacles to communication are reduced. Electronic communication is focused on implementing goals.  The Moon transits the dynamic duo of Jupiter and Pluto in Capricorn, triggering the expansion of disease and the contagion worldwide.  

Tuesday May 12th – The Moon ingress to Aquarius early in the day, and forms a conjunction aspect (0 deg, combining) to Saturn, and trine to Mercury in Gemini. Electronic communication is made safer, with invention of new devices with more reliability. Mars ingress to Pisces, where goals may become diffused. Distributing preventative equipment and medication takes a priority.

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Gimelstar
May 5, 2020
Jerusalem