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Astrology Forecast May 16-22
Total lunar eclipse + gemini szn
The transits for the week ahead are sent out every Monday 12:00 AM CET. I also write horoscopes for each sign, which are published here. Astrology can be witnessed both before and after the exact minute that the planetary aspect falls. For context, read last week’s transits.
Monday, May 16 to Sunday, May 22
Full moon eclipse in Scorpio, from where it wanes to Pisces.
Mars meets with Neptune.
The sun harmonizes with Pluto.
Mercury, retrograde, connects to Jupiter.
The sun enters Gemini, where it meets with Mercury.
All dates and times are CET
Monday, May 16
06:14 Total full moon eclipse in Scorpio at 25º. Trine Mars and Neptune, square Saturn. “Spiritual enema,” to quote myself from last week. Illuminating toxic or poisonous undercurrents for a purge. Rising above pain. A draining push towards finality.
13:50 The moon enters Sagittarius. The first Jupiter-ruled luminary since Jupiter’s Aries ingress last week. Seeing material fruits of spiritual foresight. The final aspect of the moon in Sagittarius is a sextile to Saturn. Lasting connections, making peace with endings.
Wednesday, May 18
08:33 Action planet Mars meets with Neptune. Mars wants to be direct, and needs a straight aim. Neptune is distracting and can make it hard to find the target. Targets become multifaceted rather than straightforward. Rerouting required.
14:01 The moon enters Capricorn. My Sabian symbol for this is of a baby in a business suit. The business suit is not tailored. It gets stuck in a loom, unfortunately, while the baby is working in the Victorian textile factory.
The final aspect of the moon in Capricorn is a trine to the sun. Waning gibbous. Resolution now that we know what we know, with all of this eclipse wisdom.
Thursday, May 19
14:10 The sun in Taurus harmonizes with power planet Pluto. There is spiritual insight that sees beyond the pale. A deep read of subtext. An ability to release what has been suppressed.
Friday, May 20
03:32 Mercury connects with Jupiter. A revision of knowledge and understanding. Did you hear correctly the first time? Inspiration from mistakes. Education through failure or misunderstanding. Classic Mercury retrograde forgiveness.
14:52 The moon enters air sign Aquarius. It’s final aspect is a conjunction to Saturn! Connecting to outsiders, misfits, those who have been cancelled. Social deviance.
Saturday, May 21
03:22 The sun enters Gemini. In psychology, individuation. Freedom from the Garden of Eden. Eating from the tree of Knowledge. The Lovers in the tarot. Two dancers in sync.
21:17 Mercury retrograde catches up to the sun. In case you didn’t hear it clearly or correctly the first time, now you know. How are you going to bring order to this? How are you going to make it neat?
Sunday, May 22
17:49 The moon enters double-bodied Pisces. Two slippery fish going either way. Second quarter moon— falling action. Now what needs to be done? Something to feel connection. A connection to what? The final aspect of the moon is a conjunction to Mars, which can be uncomfortable and require detachment.
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