The Venus transit into Taurus precedes Mars transit into Cancer, however, these two personal planets remain locked in a sextile relationship, for better or for worse, for 3-4 days, bringing to the fore the volatility of personal relationships. We can share opinions, and even convincingly alter our stance on issues that impact our status in relationships, shifting, as it were, to view the other possibility, as the two planets move in their polarity yet relating to one another. Couples become more attuned to accepting relationships and valuing one another. The 6 planets in earth signs this week work to resolve practical issues that continue to erupt into consciousness. A Full Moon on the 18th -19th in Scorpio caps the week and brings the generational and economic issues to a climax. With a 29-year cycle for Saturn and a 248- year cycle for Pluto, the two are within range of a conjunction every 27-30 years. However, the conjunction can also endure over time. This year, as the two planets both turn retrograde and dally and linger in the same degrees of the zodiac for several months, the influence is much more profound. Later in May, Saturn, the faster moving of the two, puts more distance between the respective longitudinal degrees. Thus, the generational challenge releases its grasp for a time, only to return in Dec-Jan 2020.
Summary of Major Aspects of the Week
Wednesday May 15th – The Moon in Libra, as the luminary and sole occupant of an air sign today, may encourage us to seek balance, even in upsetting the discourse. This could be extreme, as counter measures are brandished. Venus in Taurus finds a way to succeed, while Mars on the cusp of Cancer, Moon’s natural domicile, is protective of the young, and her own home. Values are important with 4 planets in Taurus. The retrograde Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn may yield some action eventually, not just yet.
Thursday May 16th – Early morning the Moon in Libra is square aspect (90 deg, harsh) to Saturn and a few hours later to Pluto. The Moon could then bring the two planets Saturn and Pluto into effectively acting as a conjunction aspect (0 deg, combining). It could be triggered in some individuals or events as such, highlighting a generational divide, as well as a crisis in power and authority. Saturn and Pluto represent eras and generations. When the Moon triggers the conjunction, greater conflict is experienced. Jupiter in Sag is sextile aspect (60 deg, working) to the Moon as the Moon square to the conjunction, adding emphasis and expanding the influence on a political platform. The generational divide could not be greater. The Moon is then in a quincunx (150 deg, complex) aspect to the Sun in Taurus, as aspect of creative impact that could capitalize on the conflicts. Mars in the first degree of Cancer is self-protective, retreating from conflict, preferring to maintain health and personal integrity. Mercury in Taurus forms a trine aspect (120 deg, flowing) to Saturn in Cap, allowing for standards to be communicated. The Moon ingress to Scorpio with a trine aspect to Mars and an opposition aspect (180 deg, tense) to Venus and Uranus late in the day, for a stand-off of intense interactions.
Friday May 17th – The intensity of the lunar aspect (180 deg, opposition) to Venus and Uranus, bringing the two planets into a (0 deg, combining) conjunction aspect overnight continues to reverberate today, as some quiet is achieved. The Moon transits to a trine aspect (120 deg, flowing) to Neptune in Pisces. Venus is flirting with power (Uranus in Taurus), while taking refuge in her own authority (ruler of the sign). Uranus’ explosive potential is somewhat modified by the interaction. The Moon in a trine aspect to Neptune helps to diffuse the energy buildup.
Saturday May 18th – Leading up to the Full Moon later today, the Moon in Scorpio is sextile aspect (60 deg, friendly) to Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn and semi–sextile aspect (30 deg, mild) to Jupiter in Sag. As we seek support and reassurances for the favorable outcome of ongoing conflicts, an opposition aspect (180 deg, tense) to Mercury in Taurus elicits our thoughts on the matters at hand. We are now able to build-up a case for our interests. At the Full Moon late in the day, a mutually beneficial agreement is reached.
Sunday May 19th – The Moon in Sagittarius forms a conjunction aspect (0 deg, combining) with Ceres, the guardian of youth. As nutritional and harvest cycles are also indicated by Ceres, a bountiful yield can be anticipated. A Yod formation exists as the Moon transits from the quincunx aspect (150 deg, creative) to Mars in Cancer to the quincunx aspect to Venus and Uranus in Taurus. Quick actions may they yield a bonus in stock markets, with Chiron in Aries semi–sextile (30 deg, abrupt) to Uranus in Taurus.
Monday May 20th – The Moon in Sagittarius forms a square aspect (90 deg, harsh) to Neptune in Pisces, as depletion follows gain. Political grand-standing could result in a loss of support. With the Moon semi-sextile to Saturn in Capricorn, very focused actions are favored and the Moon is then in a conjunction aspect (0 deg, combining) with Jupiter for an amplification of hubris. The Sun moves into Gemini late in the day US times (8 A.M on the 21st GMT). At approximately the same time, the Moon ingress to Capricorn. There is also about a 12-hour interval called void-of-course, between the Moon’s last aspect on the 20thand the ingress of Capricorn. This creates a few hours in the afternoon of the 20th US times, when either agreements signed or enterprises initiated would have a poor outcome. Avoid signing for loans, business contracts or nuptial agreements during these hours. Mercury follows the Sun into Gemini for reporting and journalistic immediacy. Nothing escapes notice.
Tuesday May 21st – Mercury in Gemini supersedes the Sun’s position as interest increases journalistic access to events. The Moon in Capricorn opposes Mars in Cancer early in the day, as personal accounts and intimate contracts are revealed. The Moon is also trine aspect to Uranus as the shock effect is inevitable. Chiron in Aries is at the focal point of the Moon–Mars opposition aspect (180 deg, polarizing) representing the insider knowledge revealing that the events have been staged for a political reason. Chiron is disposed of by Mars in Cancer, confirming that action was self-serving and the Moon is disposed of by Saturn in Cap, indicating actions to strengthen the leader’s popularity by increasing praise for his wisdom. It is a slight-of-hand move and a common trick. Mars in Cancer and sextile aspect (60 deg, working) to Uranus exposes it as such.
Have a successful week!
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May 14, 2019
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