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Astrology Forecast May 9-15
Mercury retrograde begins. Jupiter enters Aries for the first time in 12 years.
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 9 to Sunday, May 15
Mercury retrograde begins. Jupiter enters Aries for the first time in 12 years. The sun clashes with Saturn. The moon waxes from Leo to Scorpio, where there will be a full moon eclipse the following Monday.
All dates and times are CET
Monday, May 9
02:21 The moon clashes with the sun. First quarter moon. Blood pumping. Take the first swing at something life shaping. A change of heart.
Tuesday, May 10
00:53 The moon enters double-bodied Virgo. Waxing gibbous. Material resolutions. Fastidiousness. An attention to detail. Processing. Digestion. The final aspect of the moon in Virgo is a trine to Pluto. Making a mountain out of a molehill.
With the moon in Virgo ruled by a stationary Mercury, to which it is perfectly square at 10:09, there are material manifestations of the Mercury station, some of which require some effort and flexibility.
13:47 Mercury stations retrograde at 5º Gemini. Conversations can be looping. Communication halts. Have patience. There will be multiple opportunities to untangle the knot.
Wednesday, May 11
01:22 Jupiter enters Aries. The last time Jupiter was in Aries was 12 years ago. Instagram was just becoming popular. People were finding out what a “selfie” was. This is the transit of the proliferation of social media. Now that it has come full circle, what have we learned, spiritually, about the cult of personality? So much.
Thursday, May 12
08:34 The moon enters cardinal sign Libra. The final aspect of the moon in Libra is a square to Pluto. Don’t take any wood pennies. Shady activities. Extremely convincing arguments. Peer pressure.
Saturday, May 14
12:33 The moon enters Scorpio, where there will be a total full moon eclipse on Monday. Purging. A release of something deep-seated. Spiritual enema.
Sunday, May 15
20:48 The sun in Taurus clashes with Saturn in Aquarius. A serious corner is turned. Fear being fought with idealism and courage. The battle of good and evil. Fears being overcome.
21:14 The sun connects with dreamy Neptune. Detachment. Spiritual pleasure. An ability to have vision. Mystical sight. Connection to the divine.
The transits for the week ahead are sent out every Monday 12:00 AM CET. I still write horoscopes for each sign, which are published here.
CEST is the current local time in Berlin, Central European Summer Time, +2 UT. It is currently 6 hours ahead of New York.