The Moon transits from the ingress to Capricorn on Wednesday the 18th to Aries on Wednesday the 25th as a part of a stellium in Aries. The Sun ingress to Gemini on the 21st GMT 1:24. The planets are aligned in a bowl pattern, from Pluto in Capricorn to the Sun in early Gemini. The stellium in Aries and the bowl pattern resonate with the cauldron reading of the I Ching. The hexagram Ting: Nothing transforms so much as the Ting (the Cauldron), which suggests the idea of preparing food. The week unfolds as the Moon travels through the signs Capricorn – Pisces, the universal signs, and then to new beginnings with the stellium in Aries.
Summary of Major Aspects of the Week
Wednesday May 18th — Ceres, a dwarf planet, is in Cancer, and in an opposition aspect to the Moon, at the Moon ingress to Capricorn early today, US time zones, afternoon in Europe and the Middle-East locations, later in the day in the Far East and Australia. Organizational skills are important for Capricorn, the cardinal earth sign, useful in preserving land and ownership in view of a future generation with the opposition aspect to Ceres, as food itself may become scarce. Mars in Pisces superseding Neptune, seeks to be free from the situation of dissolution, the sorrow and pain that we have confronted. The Moon in in a square aspect to Jupiter in Aries, while in an opposition aspect to Ceres, making a T-square configuration. Jupiter amplifies the conflict of power and generational ambitions. Mars the dispositor of Jupiter, Venus and Chiron in Aries, pulls ahead of Neptune, disentangling from the quagmire by forceful ambitions.
Thursday May 19th — The Moon in Capricorn is trine aspect to Uranus in Taurus, merging with the revolutionary powers, accepting innovation, promoting independent thought. Mercury retro in Gemini is in a sextile aspect to Jupiter in Aries, revising planned actions while promoting initiative. The Moon transits to the square aspect with Venus in Aries, and so aggressive voices are speaking out against planned powers of limitation. The Moon is sextile aspect to Neptune/Mars in Pisces and semi–sextile aspect to Saturn in Aquarius. International law is applied in efforts to bring order out of chaos, applying law to the use of indiscriminate munitions. The Sun in Taurus is trine aspect to Pluto retro, merging actions with aspirations for achievement.
Friday May 20th — The Moon is trine aspect to the Sun in the final degree of Taurus and also trine aspect to Mercury retro in Gemini. This can help provide personal insight enabling psychological adjustments. Jupiter in Aries is sextile aspect to the Sun/Mercury conjunction aspect and sextile aspect to the Moon. Advancements can be made now, while plans are implemented. The Sun ingress to Gemini overnight and in a conjunction aspect with Mercury retro. Reflection on strategy of the past precedes a change of attitudes that could be comprehensive, thereby resulting in a psychological awakening. A reversal in government policy is likely as a result of intelligence (Moon in Aquarius). The Moon conjunction aspect with Saturn in Aquarius as a coalition of forces is unified.
Saturday May 21st — The Moon in Aquarius is square aspect to Uranus in Taurus, and sextile aspect to Chrion in Aries. Chiron is semi-sextile aspect to Uranus. Caution needs to be applied when responding to aggressive opponents. Mars in Pisces transits beyond the conjunction aspect with Neptune, although Neptune is its dispositor, Mars is no longer entrenched in a Neptunian dystopia. Therefore, there is a greater possibility goals may be achieved. Mars is doubly approaching the sextile aspect to Pluto in Cap, an indication that international law (Pluto in Cap) is empowered. As Mars transits toward Aries in the coming days, goals (both for and against) will certainly become more focused and energized. Mars’ ingress to Aries is on May 24th (25th in the eastern hemisphere). The Sun and Mercury retro in Gemini reach a partile conjunction in the afternoon (US time). As the Sun supersedes Mercury retro, and sextile aspect to Jupiter in Aries, as actions follow thought and words, claims may now be activated. The Moon transits the conjunction aspect with Saturn, as alliances are increased.
Sunday May 22nd — The Moon ingress to Pisces, forming square aspects to Mercury and the Sun in Gemini, at the 3rd quarter Moon phase, and a crisis in dissemination. Mars in Pisces doubly approaching the sextile aspect to Pluto in Cap, as pressure on Putin increase from the international alliance opposed to Putin’s Ukraine campaign. Aggressive actions (Mars) take the air out of his rhetoric (Mercury and Sun in Gemini). The Moon trine aspect to Ceres in Cancer involves the emotional response of a generation, and aid for children in conflict zones. Incremental pressure is applied to power centers. Venus in Aries approaches the sextile aspect to Saturn in Aquarius and semi-sextile aspect to Neptune in Pisces, possibly opening a way for a negotiated cease-fire.
Monday May 23rd — The Moon in Pisces is sextile aspect to Uranus in Taurus, and semi-sextile aspect to Chiron in Aries, with Mercury retro ingress to Taurus. The Sun in Gemini is sextile aspect to Jupiter in Aries, as new resources empower leaders to advance their objectives (Taurus). Mars in Pisces is sextile aspect to Mercury retro in Taurus, as objectives reach their conclusion, and the Moon transits to a conjunction aspect to Neptune overnight in US time zones, morning hours on Tuesday in Europe and points eastward, as illusions and dis-information are exposed.
Tuesday May 24th — The Moon in Pisces makes a conjunction aspect to Mars, and then at the ingress to Aries, and a conjunction aspect with Jupiter. Venus in Aries voices the will of the community, sextile aspect to Saturn in Aquarius and semi-sextile aspect to Neptune in Pisces. The question is, will the adversary hear? Mercury retro in Taurus approaches the trine aspect to Pluto in Capricorn. While the powerful entities may be crippled, reduced in power, they may not respond to the offer.
Have an productive week.
Reminder: While lunar aspects are in effect only for only a few hours, the aspect of the outer planets can last days and weeks. I post a reading for a day in advance in order to give a preview, and also because the aspects may be in effect a day earlier.
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May 17, 2022
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