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About Shoshana

I am fascinated with the Moon phases and the stellar skyscape.

Mediation Attempts Compromise — May 19-26 2021

Overview

Stationary Saturn in Aquarius reverses apparent motion to retrograde on Monday 24th of May, then doubly approaching a trine aspect to Uranus in Taurus, as the Moon in Scorpio is in an opposition aspect to Uranus later in the day.  Saturn may represent limiting conflicts, perhaps unilaterally for a cease fire. Diplomatic efforts are then able to bring calm.  Later, next week, before the Full Moon in Sagittarius, the Moon transits from Leo through Scorpio. The Sun ingress to Gemini is on the 20st of May. The chart of the ingress is very potent (See notes for 20th and chart insert).

Summary of Major Aspects of the Week

Wednesday May 19th — The Moon in Leo is square aspect to the Sun in Taurus before it’s ingress to Virgo. Creative measures meet practicality; we may feel diminished or critically assessed. In Virgo, with practical measures become service oriented when In opposition aspect to Jupiter at 0 deg Pisces it helps to elevate service to universal levels. Selflessness in implementation, with the Sun reaching the focal point on Thursday, with the ingress to Gemini. Vaccines become more accessible worldwide.  Venus in Gemini is trine aspect to Saturn in Aquarius, heralds the distribution of access where needed.

Sun ingress Gemini
May 20-21 2021

Thursday May 20th — The Moon in Virgo trine aspect to Uranus in Taurus by midday is innovative as well as practical. Universal issues are met with practical measures. The Moon is also quincunx to Chiron in Aries, the solutions are often in plain sight. Humility is needed to meet the urgency of the day’s problems. Venus in Gemini trine aspect to Saturn in Aquarius indicates that kindness is a necessary ingredient to overcome blockage, as the Moon is quincunx aspect to Saturn and square aspect to Venus.  The Sun ingress to Gemini occurs in a square aspect to Jupiter in Pisces. Individuals seek to overpower universal consensus. Mercury in Gemini and in a square aspect to Neptune in Pisces injects confusion with misleading reports. The Moon is sextile aspect to Mars overnight, or early morning in Europe and Mideast, as targeted aggression continues. 

Friday May 21st — The Moon in Virgo is square aspect to Mercury in Gemini early in the day, and also in an opposition aspect to Neptune. Diplomatic interventions could succeed in arranging a ceasefire, as the Moon reaches the trine aspect to Pluto retro in Capricorn.  The Moon ingress to Libra forms a trine aspect to the Sun in Gemini overnight, morning hours in the Mideast. The Moon is quincunx aspect to Jupiter in Pisces for an increase of compassionate appeals.

Saturday May 22nd — The early morning negotiations seem to succeed to hold a ceasefire, as the Moon in Libra is quincunx aspect to Uranus in Taurus and trine aspect to Saturn in Aquarius. A trine aspect to Venus in Gemini followed by a square aspect from the Moon to Mars in Cancer could increase enmity through duplicity, as the agreement is broken by aggression.  

Sunday May 23rd — The Moon in Libra is quincunx aspect to Neptune in Pisces and trine aspect to Mercury in Gemini. Negotiations continue with denials or incongruous statements. The Moon in a square aspect to Pluto late in the day as talks break down. The Moon ingress to Scorpio overnight or early morning in the Mideast, as tensions ease with the Moon trine aspect to Jupiter. The Moon in a quincunx aspect to the Sun in Gemini follows, when efforts to reconnect are underway.

Monday May 24th — The Moon in Scorpio reaches the opposition aspect to Ceres in Taurus, with appeals for the health and welfare of the youth in conflict zones prior to the Moon’s opposition aspect to Uranus in Taurus and square aspect to Saturn in Aquarius, seek stabilization with a Tsquare configuration. More limits are imposed on destructive actions.  The Moon trine aspect to Mars in Cancer and quincunx aspect to Venus in Gemini follows. Distrust can lead to more aggression.  

Tuesday May 25th — A lunar trine aspect to Neptune in Pisces makes a grand-trine major configuration in water signs a possibility, with Neptune, Moon and Mars. Aggression is possibly deflated. The Moon in Scorpio is quincunx aspect to Venus and Mercury in Gemini while trine aspect to Neptune in Pisces. Discussions are more productive, as leverage is applied. The Moon ingress to Sagittarius, applying to the opposition aspect to the Sun in Gemini, and a full Moon aspect on Wednesday.  

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Gimelstar
May 18, 2021
Jerusalem, Israel

Taurus Stellium Evolution — May 12-19 2021

Overview

The Moon ingress to Gemini on Wednesday, following the New Moon in Taurus late Tuesday, reaching the 1st quarter the following week on the 19th of May. Jupiter makes the ingress to Pisces on Friday the 14th. The lunar conjunction with Mars on the 15th, or the morning of the 16th in the eastern hemisphere, is a tense moment, as Saturn is quincunx aspect to Mars. Aggressive actions may be initiated, although Saturn in Aquarius appeals to dismantle the forces.  Ceres in Taurus evolves to a full stellium with intensity of ownership.

Summary of Major Aspects of the Week

Wednesday May 12th — As the Moon progresses past the longitude of the Sun and into its crescent stage, new possibilities should open, even as we settle issues from the past. The Moon ingress to Gemini, making a conjunction aspect with hopeful Venus.

Thursday May 13th — The Moon in a conjunction aspect to Rahu in Gemini is a moment of reflection. The possibilities and choice in matters may lead to a regression to past conditions or advancing to settlements. The Moon sextile aspect to Chiron in Aries, also trine aspect to Saturn in Aquarius. Working toward universal unity necessitates the rejection of class conflict as a re-organization of economic systems evolves. The Moon conjunction aspect with Mercury in Gemini follows closely. As history is written, the future path becomes clear.

Friday May 14th —  Mars in Cancer and quincunx aspect to Saturn in Aquarius regards personal safety even as a warrior stance is taken. Insecurity prompts aggressive actions. The Moon in Gemini is in a square aspect to Neptune in Pisces, as conflicts of reason empower change.  Personal identities can become diluted or evolve. Jupiter ingress to Pisces shifts to a focus on universal empathy and inclusiveness. The Moon ingress to Cancer is trine aspect to Jupiter late in the day, morning in the eastern hemisphere. The personal merges with the universal.

Saturday May 15th — The Moon in Cancer is in a sextile aspect to Ceres in Taurus early in the day (US time zones), with more active care needed for the youth and for agriculture. The Moon in a sextile aspect to Uranus in Taurus and square aspect to Chiron in Aries, as possible disruptions could conflict with implicit goals. Later, the Moon in a conjunction aspect with Mars in Cancer and quincunx aspect to Saturn in Aquarius as internal refection results in a changed behavior.

Sunday May 16th — The Moon continues in Cancer today, covering the second half of the sign.  The semi-sextile aspect to Mercury is brief early in the day, as thought and action may be given some emotional appeal. Motivation is to protect home and self-interest. The Moon in a trine aspect to Neptune in Pisces helps to elevate awareness to a universal empathetic appeal. The Moon is then in a sextile aspect to the Sun in Taurus, indicates that emotions can be worked through before the Moon opposition aspect to Pluto retro in Capricorn. If negotiations are successful, a transformation may result. If incomplete, further repressions will follow.

Monday May 17th — The Moon ingress to Leo early today, afternoon in the Mid-East and evening in the Far East, and makes a quincunx aspect to Jupiter in Pisces. Romanticizing disillusionment is difficult. There is power to transform creativity to a more universal level. A square aspect to Ceres in Taurus indicates friction or a difficult reception for lost souls.  A sextile aspect from the Moon to Venus in Gemini could indicate involved conversations with attractive personalities. Romantic interactions could be personal or vicarious, such as enjoyable theater productions.

Venus conj Rahu in Gemini
May 18, 2021

Tuesday May 18th — The Moon in Leo in an opposition aspect to Saturn may indicate a demand for loyalty, but with Uranus in Taurus and square aspect to both the Moon and Saturn a rebellion on principles could occur with the T-square formation. Idealism may be defeated by practical considerations.  Venus in Gemini is in aconjunction aspect to Rahu and in a sextile aspect to the Moon and approaching a trine aspect to Saturn in Aquarius and thus modifies the harsh square aspects of the Moon and Uranus to Saturn, with a significant distraction from the polarized animosity of the opposition aspect, with a charming appeal. The dialogue shifts as individuals undergo changes significant to transform the collective funneling fatefully toward the future.   

You may be interested in my book Our Cosmic Imprint is now available online at Amazon bookstore in paperback or ebook format. It should be of interest to the novice astrologer or the curious as well as those advanced in astrological practice. Here is the link to the book https://amzn.to/35bFC7w

To find your personal aspects, check for transits of current planets to natal chart positions. Don’t know your chart? Ask Gimelstar! gimelstar@shoshananeshri.com

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Gimelstar
May 11, 2021
Jerusalem, Israel

A Social New Moon in Taurus —May 5 -12 2021

Overview

Mercury in its home sign of Gemini is joined by Venus on May 9th while Jupiter is in the final degree of Aquarius, where it will be revisiting the last week of July. Saturn in Aquarius is slowing for the retrograde phase that begins on the 24th of May. The Moon moves form Aquarius into Pisces on the 5th of May, making a trine aspect to Mars in Cancer. The dwarf planets Chiron and Ceres in Aries as the only planets in Fire sign this week. Mercury, Venus and Saturn along with Jupiter in air signs predominate equally with planets in earth signs, Uranus, Sun, Venus and Pluto. Realistic plans include security issues. Pluto digs in deeper with a retrograde phase. Neptune and Mars are in water signs, indicating possible danger at sea.  

Summary of Major Aspects of the Week

Wednesday May 5th The Moon in Pisces is in a square aspect to Mercury in Gemini early today,while a trine aspect of Venus in Taurus to Pluto retro in Capricorn is maintained throughout the day. Mental alertness is helpful in a search for wealth or a meaningful awakening. The Moon in a trine aspect to Mars in Cancer follows, finding emotional fulfillment or mundane satisfaction with a focus on a nurturing environment and dietary improvements. The Moon in a sextile aspect to Uranus after mid-day, could then be a dramatic change in intent, triggered by events beyond control. A sextile aspect from the Moon to the Sun late in the day, indicates a practical decision or compromise. Satisfaction is the result.

Thursday May 6th — The Moon in a conjunction aspect to Neptune in Pisces presents illusionary ideals, however, a good day for contemplation and meditation or a retreat from normal activities for a day of recovery from recent wounds. Sextile aspects from the Moon to Venus in Taurus and Pluto in Capricorn, on the other hand, prolongs the Venus trine aspect to Pluto. Finding value or even aesthetic value in ancient artifacts could be one outcome, or a search for artistic perfection that consumes psychic energy. 

Friday May 7th — The Moon ingress to Aries today, with a sextile aspect to Mercury in Gemini, followed by a square aspect to Mars in Cancer. Thinking through processes before taking a significant step to increase personal profile, should also include a Plan B. There could be significant problems requiring a change of course. Unforeseen consequences of a very radical nature inhibit ambitions. Venus at 29 deg Taurus is approaching the square aspect to Jupiter in Aquarius. Anticipation of the planned events brings excitement. Ceres and 29 deg Aries is sextile aspect to Jupiter and semi-sextile to Venus, as new relations help to break old life patterns.

Saturday May 8th — The Moon in Aries is in a conjunction aspect to Chiron early in the day, and a sextile aspect to Saturn in Aquarius shows that careful planning pays off. A day with social activites, with Venus in Taurus and square aspect to Jupiter in Aquarius. A sense of isolation within the group might impede the complete integration for social acceptance.   The Moon moves between a semi-sextile aspect to the Sun in Taurus and a semi-sextile to Neptune in Pisces, for pleasant relaxation. Venus ingress to Gemini later in the day, for enjoyable conversation.

Sunday May 9th — The Moon continues in Aries, with a square aspect to Pluto in the afternoon or mid-morning the eastern hemisphere. Unconscious fears may surface, inhibiting a natural flow of emotional well-being. Mercury in Gemini is approaching the semi-sextile aspect to Mars in Cancer. Relating to personal experience and setting goals now creates expectations for the future. Ceres and the Moon ingress to Taurus for a return to daily routine and a need for security, as a stellium in Taurus is again formed for a few days, until the Moon ingress to Gemini on Wednesday or Thursday, depending on your longitude (location).

Monday May 10th — The Moon in Taurus is semi-sextile to Mercury as Mercury in Gemini approaches the trine aspect to Saturn in Aquarius. Communication gains in structure as experiences are analyzed. The Moon transits the conjunction aspect to Uranus, square aspect to Saturn in Aqu and is sextile aspect to Mars in Cancer and semi-sextile to Mercury in Gemini. New opportunities may be presented now. Mercury is in a conjunction aspect with Rahu in Gemini as circumstances could propel you toward an uncertain future.

New Moon in Taurus
May 11 2021

Tuesday May 11thMercury semi-sextile aspect to Uranus and sextile aspect to Chiron before the New Moon in Taurus, in the early afternoon US time zones, evening in Israel and Europe. The SunMoon conjunction is sextile aspect to Neptune in Pisces adding a dreamy idealism, as plans evolve. Mercury in a conjunction aspect with Rahu making it seem inevitable. Remember that you have choice and are responsible for your own future.  

You may be interested in my book Our Cosmic Imprint is now available online at Amazon bookstore in paperback or ebook format. It should be of interest to the novice astrologer or the curious as well as those advanced in astrological practice. Here is the link to the book https://amzn.to/35bFC7w

To find your personal aspects, check for transits of current planets to natal chart positions. Don’t know your chart? Ask Gimelstar! gimelstar@shoshananeshri.com

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Gimelstar
May 4, 2021
Jerusalem, Israel

Global Awareness Empowers Recovery —April 28-May 5 2021

Overview

The stellium in Taurus continues throughout the week, with the startling feature of the Sun in a conjunction aspect to Uranus. The exact conjunction takes place on April 30 or May 1st, depending on your time zone. However, we begin to respond to this conjunction as early as Wednesday this week. Along with environmental concerns, care for land as a valued commodity gains attention. There could be sudden reversals or increases in land value, or other physical commodities. Saturn in Aquarius slows in preparation for the retrograde phase in late May, and the square aspect to Uranus in mid-June. A financial decline could last 2-3 months, while the effects tangentially could continue until the end of December. Dramatic changes in the economy could be expected over the next few months. 

Summary of Major Aspects of the Week

Wednesday April 28th — The Moon in the final degrees of Scorpio is square aspect to Jupiter in Aquarius, an unexpected bonus may be in store for many. Although the aspect is harsh, the nature of the planet Jupiter is generally beneficent, and a square aspect to the Moon, a reflector rather than a nefarious power, could result in a beneficial outcome. A change in the social stricture, legal and financial adjustments could benefit the less privileged classes. Personal views (the Moon) become more attuned to higher standards (Aquarius), breaking down barriers of prejudice and mistrust. The Moon transits into Sagittarius and becomes energized by Mars in Cancer with a quincunx aspect. How to bring the lofty ideals down to the personal and family level may be the paradox of the day. The Moon then is quincunx aspect to the Sun and Uranus in Taurus, triggering the conjunction aspect of Sun/Uranus early, for a longer duration. Electrical and Internet outages might be one result, as frustrating incidences prevail, nothing seems to go smoothly. However, ingenuity works overtime, with Mercury sextile to Neptune in Pisces.   

Thursday April 29th — The Moon in Sadge is sextile aspect to Saturn in Cap, a containing of energy, while the Sun approaches the conjunction aspect with Uranus in Taurus. The Moon in a quincunx aspect to Venus and Mercury in Taurus later in the day possibly indicates a religious experience or a celebrity mood especially concerning a sporting event.  The Moon in a square aspect to Neptune in Pisces brings more revelations or possible distortions. 

Friday April 30th — The Moon in a semi-sextile aspect to Pluto retro in Cap and sextile aspect to Jupiter in Aquarius early in the day could open new possibilities as Mercury in Taurus approaches a trine aspect to Pluto. Government coalitions or new alliances could form. The Sun is partile aspect and supersedes Uranus late in the day.  We can now become more grounded in a transformative view. What was a subject of sci fi, now is part of daily life.  The Moon ingress to Capricorn with an opposition aspect to Mars in Cancer, taking us in new directions.

Saturday May 1st — The Moon in Capricorn is trine aspect to Uranus and the Sun early in the day, pre-dawn EST, as new strategies are implemented. Mercury in Taurus is doubly approaching a trine aspect to Pluto in Cap; the partile aspect overnight or early on Sunday in the eastern hemisphere. Programs offering assistance are now in place worldwide, as the pandemic spreads to populous third world nations. If one nation is doomed, we are all doomed.

Sunday May 2nd — The Moon is in a conjunction aspect with Pluto in Cap early in the day, and Mercury is in a trine aspect to the pair, while an exponential growth of transmission engulfs India and nations in Africa. Mercury makes a square aspect to Jupiter in Aquarius soon after, while Venus in Taurus is in a sextile aspect to Neptune in Pisces. The world-wide information network gathers data informing and offering assistance.  The Sun in Taurus and in a square aspect to Saturn in Aquarius afflicts the people of the 3rd world or world-wide tragically, and limits the power of nations to provide basic needs.

Third-quarter Moon Phase
May 3, 2021

Monday May 3rd — The Moon in Capricorn makes a conjunction aspect with Saturn and the pair is square aspect to the Sun at the third quarter soli-lunar phase (see image above). Venus in a separating sextile aspect to Neptune, and Mercury in a separating square aspect to Jupiter in Aquarius, as the stellium in Taurus persists, as channels of information and care subside. Mercury makes the ingress to Gemini, a sign of Mercury’s rulership. Information channels speed to recover error or provide assistance. Jupiter is sextile aspect to Ceres in Aries, helping to restore bountiful corps. Environmental projects gain adherents in the younger generations.

Tuesday May 4th — The Moon in Aquarius makes a square aspect to Venus before reaching the conjunction aspect to Jupiter, bringing the two benefics closer in a square aspect, as outreach to help control the pandemic and aid the suffering worldwide gains in power. Speed and efficiency are needed to avert a profound tragedy. Venus in Taurus approaches a trine aspect to Pluto in Capricorn as universal appeals are made. It takes such a tragedy to draw the people and the nations together in universal understanding.

You may be interested in my book Our Cosmic Imprint is now available online at Amazon bookstore in paperback or ebook format. It should be of interest to the novice astrologer or the curious as well as those advanced in astrological practice. Here is the link to the book https://amzn.to/35bFC7w

To find your personal aspects, check for transits of current planets to natal chart positions. Don’t know your chart? Ask Gimelstar! gimelstar@shoshananeshri.com

To comment please send email to: comment@shoshananeshri.com  Sign up for the mailing list to receive your weekly aspect review in your own mailbox. Click on the Free Offer link to get your free PDF of sign keywords www.shoshananeshri.com

Gimelstar
April 27, 2021
Jerusalem, Israel