The Sun and Mercury are in Gemini this week while Mars is in Cancer. Cancer represents the homeland and mother earth’s bounty. Mars represents the goal direction, and in Cancer is disposed of by the Moon. The Moon in Capricorn will transit Saturn retro and Pluto retro in Capricorn this week, bringing the two planets symbolic of our era into focus, and with a potential for change in direction. Mars will transit to oppose Saturn and Pluto by mid-June, as the real challenge takes place. During this week, the Moon travels through Capricorn, Aquarius and Pisces, completing the cycle of the zodiac to begin a new round in Aries, as we re-orient ourselves for the work ahead.
Summary of Major Aspects of the Week
Wednesday May 22nd – The Moon in Capricorn helps us adjust our decision-making process to issues at hand. Saturn in its ruling sign of Capricorn, and thereby strengthened, is discriminating. The Moon transits Ketu (south lunar node) as the past is ever before us in the choices we make today. How to improve personal existence – health as well as business or occupational environment – is the focus. Maybe we can create new rules (Saturn) or transform procedures (Pluto) to work for an optimal situation. Parental rights and obligations are further codified in the Saturn–Pluto conjunction. Patriarchal issues are revolutionized. The Moon in a sextile aspect (60 deg, working) to Neptune in the afternoon hours US times, favors inspirational messages, although some illusions may also result with this aspect. Working through the fog of the illusions to arrive at the facts and the decisions that result could set the order of the agenda before us.
Thursday May 23rd – Mars in Cancer is in a sextile relationship (60 deg, friendly) to Uranus in Taurus. As the rights of the unborn fetus is debated, the revolutionary aspect of legal rights, including citizenship and financial support, become a tangible demand. There is no sense of shared responsibility without providing for the need of the unborn. This is a legal wedge in the role of the patriarchy. Pluto conjunct Saturn (both retrograde) works to break apart the concept of male hegemony, and revolutionize the role of government regulation over parenthood and the financial inequalities of race and gender. The Moon travels on to ingress Aquarius in the afternoon (17:50 GMT= 13:50 EDT), and forms a trine aspect (120 deg, easy) to the Sun in Gemini, and a square aspect (90 deg, harsh) to Uranus in Taurus. Revolutionary ideas for advancing social programs are proposals of several presidential hopefuls, each vying for greater acceptance. Mercury is standing at the midpoint of the Mars-Uranus sextile aspect, semi-sextile to each. Mercury the messenger in Gemini, a sign Mercury rules, will certainly speak out. Attempts are made at revolutionary approaches as the political discourse winds around inequality of opportunity.
Friday May 24th – The Moon in Aquarius forms a square aspect (90 deg, harsh) to Venus in Taurus, sparking discourse and arguments that have resulted from recent court decisions and political reactions. Saturn retro approaches a sextile (60 deg, compatible) aspect to Neptune in Pisces, as the possibility of defining and thereby exerting more control over inhumane situations increases. Chiron in Aries square aspect (90 deg, harsh) to Mars in Cancer could provoke self-protective responses, even as Chiron is sextile to Sun-Mercury in Gemini as more instantaneous reporting provides analysis.
Saturday May 25th – The Moon in Aquarius reaches the sextile aspect (60 deg, helpful) to Jupiter in Sag as increased Congressional action enables a more progressive approach, although impeachment could still be blocked with Saturn and Pluto in Cap, semi-sextile (30 deg, mildly helpful) to Moon and Jupiter, until August 12th when Jupiter turns to a direct motion. The Moon ingress to Pisces overnight allows for energy release and relaxation.
Sunday May 26th – The Third Quarter Moon Phase is at 16:35 GMT = 12:35 EDT (image above). This phase typically represents a crisis in resolving the issues of the cycle. As the conflict between the Executive and the Legislative branches of government heats up, action can be expected with the Moon in Pisces and a trine aspect (120 deg, flowing) to Mars in Cancer. It could be rash and unreasoned action. Jupiter in Sag is exactly conjunct DJT’s natal Moon, and Mars is just two degrees from conjunction to his natal Mercury in Cancer. Transiting Moon is then trine aspect to his natal Mercury. His anger will be expressed, and more court action initiated on his part to appeal recent decisions as transiting Pluto is in opposition aspect (180 deg, tense) to his natal Saturn in Cancer. Expect an all-night Twitter barrage.
Monday May 27th – The Moon in Pisces transits the square aspect (90 deg, harsh) to Mercury in Gemini early today, as we get undated in news and opinion pieces in all media. The Moon is also in a sextile aspect (60 deg, friendly) to Venus in Taurus as the impact of actions is widely appreciated. The Moon’s transit of Neptune a few hours later could reduce the impact, or further deplete or corrupt the matter with imagined or exaggerated impact, as aspects to Pluto, Saturn and Jupiter are also involved.
Tuesday May 28th – The Moon’s ingress to Aries arrives at 4:33 EDT. The void-of-course Moon extends from midnight EDT until the ingress to Aries. Finalizing contractual agreements of making any vows are unwise during the void-of-course Moon. The Moon in Aries forms a sextile aspect (60 deg, friendly) to the Sun in Gemini and a square aspect (90 deg, harsh) to Mars in Cancer. Reactionary actions may not be successful today. There is a goal (Mars) for self-defense (Cancer) that may benefit the adversary.
Have a successful week!
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May 21, 2019
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