Weekly Astrology Notes May 1-8, 2016

Weekly Astrology Notes May 1-8, 2016

Note:  Times shown are in Pacific Daylight Time (PDT)

Highlights this week:
A week of great Sun transits with Sun sextile Neptune on Sunday, Sun trine Jupiter on Tuesday and Sun trine Pluto on Saturday.

SUNDAY 5/1

Two Taurus to Pisces sextiles while the Moon is in Pisces.  What a wonderful relaxing combination.  What a great set of aspects for relaxing, attending to spiritual ritual, feeling the earth and sharing sensual pleasures with everyone.

5:01am – Sun (Taurus) sextile Neptune (Pisces)
The energies turn sensual and compassionate.  Lazy and forgiving, patient and tolerant of other people’s needs, there’s no sense is having a fight when we can all enjoy in the warmth of the collective experience.

A good day to find your connection to spirit, doing shamanic journeys, or whatever you do to feel (Taurus) a sense of connectedness to everything (Pisces).

Working with healing stones and crystals is deeper and more meaningful.

7:33am – Moon enters Pisces
Emotions go out to sea for a couple of days.  Staying light keeps you afloat, stagnant energies sink like a rock.  Be careful of other people’s feeling and emotions due to heightened sensitivity.  Tendency is to withdraw into sentimental feelings.  However, with the Sun aspect this is a good day for exploring your imagination.  Do not dismiss the intuitive impressions that come to mind today as they are hints of past life memories.  Art, music and beauty are all enhanced today.

11:16am – Moon (Pisces) sextile Venus (Taurus)  A wonderful compliment to the Sun aspect.  Ground yourself this morning.  Take off your shoes and feel the earth.  Get a massage.

8:35pm – Moon (Pisces) square Mars (Sagittarius) The first square in the Moon – Mars cycle.  Crisis to incorporate desires and emotions.  With Mars retrograde and Moon in Pisces this will be harder than usual.  Demanding others to fulfill your personal needs could cause tension.  Potential for arguments.  This will be a test for those who think they can get their way simply by asking.  Best to use the energy towards hospitality towards others.  Giving others the space to have emotional fulfillment can be more rewarding than getting what you want.  There is a strong tendency to withdraw due to feelings of vulnerability.

MONDAY 5/2

3:23am- Moon (Pisces) conjunct Neptune
Very warm and sympathetic towards others.  Wonderful aspects for dreaming and astral travel.

4:59am- Moon (Pisces) sextile Sun (Taurus) The last sextile before the new Moon.  Energies are aligned for conscious growth in the area of our personal values and how they account for the needs of others.

6:23am- Moon (Pisces) opposition Jupiter (Virgo)  Tendency to go to extra lengths to please may lead to childish behavior.  Not a good time for business matters.

9:38am- Moon (Pisces) square Saturn (Sagittarius)  This could be a rather depressing square.  Self-righteous (Sagittarius) attitudes lead to inflexibility, not caring for others.  Be careful of judging others and withdrawing in depression.

1:16pm- Moon (Pisces) sextile Pluto (Capricorn) Built-up emotional energy needs release in an positive way. A strong contrast to the disheartening morning.  Could cause an emotional outburst to break up the stagnant energy.

10:08pm- Moon (Pisces) sextile Mercury (Taurus) Good opportunity to settle disagreements that may have transpired today.  Maybe now common sense (Capricorn) will have it’s say.
Void of Course begins, continues until next morning.

Note the early morning Tuesday aspect is in effect Monday evening.

TUESDAY 5/3

12:58am – Sun (Taurus) trine Jupiter (Virgo)
Good time to go over the details or any project/business arrangement and see if they match your needs.  Taurus rules personal values and your immediate environment, so today people are looking for ways to improve or expand those things.  Ready to make a change.  People feel lucky and expansive and more secure, so buying and selling should be strong today.

This is a rather optimistic aspect that makes most people simply feel really good.  But with Jupiter retrograde, it could be unrealistic optimism.  Nonetheless, this aspect should bring people together for mutual gain that will help all affairs work out well.  Taurus is persistent so people will want to get going and keep on going, and Virgo will give us a precise outlet for that energy.  Earth signs means were looking for ways to developing mastery over the physical world.  People want to do something physical, like buying something you need, expanding your business prospects, start a new gym class, or studying new ways of achieving financial success.

10:04am – Moon enters Aires
The Void of Course Moon will end abruptly.  The enthusiasm of the Sun aspect will be set free to initiate action.  In fact, things might not get started until now.  People will want to start new projects and not worry much about what others think.  Aires add fire to the emotions for the next couple days, so tempers may flare as people look to get ahead.

9:43pm – Moon (Aires) trine Mars (Sagittarius) Folks will not want to rest tonight, the creative energies run high.  People want to learn something new to improve their chances in life.  Willing to explore new ideas, optimistic about expansion, travel, politics.  Recall with Mars retrograde, you’ll want to use patience, but it’ll be hard with this aspect.

WEDNESDAY 5/4

10:34am – Moon (Aires) trine Saturn (Sagittarius)  A nice trine to get people focused on practical matters for a while.  Good for political discussion, expressing one’s views because you don’t feel the need to get agreement, rather just the chance to voice an opinion seems good enough.

2:11pm – Moon (Aires) square Pluto (Capricorn) But watch out for this aspect, people feel a rush of energy, a sudden burst of inner confidence that does not require agreement from anyone else.  Could set off explosive energies.  Jealousy, vengeance, rage, isolationism, harsh behavior.

9:17pm – Moon (Aires) conjunct Uranus
Time for a healthy change of pace.  People feeling really independent (Aires) and won’t suffer restrictions on their mobility.  Folks could change their mind at any moment and not doubt themselves.
Void of Course begins, continues until next morning.

THURSDAY 5/5
10:10am – Moon enters Taurus
Normally a good planting day, but it’s the day before the new Moon, wait until tomorrow.
People feel more relaxed for the next couple of days.  Time to focus some energy on personal comfort and financial security.

10:12pm – Moon (Taurus) conjunct Venus   Very warm and loving aspect.  Great for being with your partner.

FRIDAY 5/6

Wonderful set of Moon aspects today to go along with the new Moon.  Start of a new Moon cycle means time to begin projects and relationships.  This should make Friday night gallivanting more fruitful.

4:33am – Moon (Taurus) sextile Neptune (Pisces)  Very sensitive and intuitive.  Taurus Moon gently smooths over the confusion and you feel connected to everything else.

7:06am – Moon (Taurus) trine Jupiter (Virgo)  A pleasant morning aspect, good for business and pleasure.

12:29pm – Moon (Taurus) conjunct Sun
New Moon.– starting of the planting time for this month.

1:37pm – Moon (Taurus) trine Pluto (Capricorn) The stubborn Taurus gets a poke from Pluto and starts to charge towards something it really wants.  Strong desire to merge.

7:10pm – Moon (Taurus) conjunct Mercury.  Lots of talks, lots of schmoozing, caressing.  Great aspect for finding and/or starting a new romance as everyone is in the mood to talk about what they like.
Void of Course begins, continues until next morning.

SATURDAY 5/7
6:00am – Sun (Taurus) trine Pluto (Capricorn)
Again this week we have another powerful Sun trine in earth signs.  Today we are looking deeply, investigating, moving aside the superficial, penetrating to the depths of our personal world and seeking ways to make positive changes in our lives and affect positive change in society as a whole.

People are liable to be strong-willed today as they see themselves as an effective part of the whole and wish to be respected (Capricorn) for that, so you really don’t want to disrespect anyone today, because they’ll have the confidence to stand up for themselves.  Pluto empowers Taurus Sun to move steadfast in a very creative and constructive way to expand and bring change.  This aspect is useful to help you complete almost any task you set your mind to.  You’ll find that you have all the energy, the focus and the stamina that you need.

An excellent opportunity for personal growth, just be sure what you do is for the good of all, or does not take away from others, otherwise it will come back to bit you.  Patience and persistence really works to bring about much needed change and evolution.  Expand your sphere of influence, teach others, share your resources with others to bring change to the world, infuse your personal environment with some new trans-personal force.  Do something to identify yourself with what is working properly in this world.

9:34am – Moon enters Gemini
This can be an confusing couple of days, as usual, when the Moon enters it’s death cycle in Gemini.  Emotional energy is mercurial and moves around before lasting emotional bonds can be formed.  People want to get out, go for a drive, feel the air.  Interested in intellectual pursuits, politics, games, talking.  Important that we learn to slow down the mind when we become confused, rather than project it outwardly in some sort of theatrical display.

When the Moon enters Gemini, we become more aware of what other people are thinking, and it disturbs us emotionally, and sometimes we feel disappointed in ourselves without a good reason.

Mercury and Gemini rule the conscious mind, and the Moon rules the subconscious motivations.  And within your subconscious motivations, there is the residue of your unconscious awareness of what other people are thinking, especially about you.  When this awareness bubbles up into the conscious mind, we get paranoid and the tendency is go into fear, denial, anger or even engage in a therapeutic display.  But if you consciously slow down your mind, then you can use the Gemini Moon to speak openly about your feelings and use the courage of Mars and expansion of Sagittarius to overcome them.

7:34pm – Moon (Gemini) opposition Mars (Sagittarius) A challenging aspect in the evening will determine how your day goes overall.  This aspect brings the sexes together, sometimes in a volatile way.  Differing points of view can expand (Sagittarius) if you are willing to listen, not just talk (Gemini).  Tendency to indulge and put something in your mouth, possibly your foot.  With Mars retrograde and Moon in its’ death cycle, this opposition will be a big test to see if your emotions are in balance with your ego.  If not, attempts at directing others will create vocal opposition.  This opposition can bring much confusion when people are moving too fast to really know how they feel and suddenly they are confronted with a strong opinion coming from a wounded ego.  Gemini Moon will quickly disagree, leading to arguments.  Especially so with the added mental focus and power of the Sun trine Pluto.

My suggestion is that whatever you do, do it slow but sure, and don’t stop until you are finished.  Do not rush any part or hesitate to give in to irrational doubts, only to pause and back-check yourself, and then keep going until you’re done.  This will help alleviate the loud Mars retrograde in Sagittarius and calm the Gemini Moon at the same time.  Take your time while writing things down, then go over what you’ve written and double-check your facts.  Admit you’re wrong if you really are.  It’s time to develop a feedback mechanism into your ego.  It feels like ego denial while you are pursuing your desires.  That’s the paradox of Mars retrograde.

At the end of the day, the slow, powerful, creative energy of the Sun trine Pluto will ground you and carry you through.  Those who stay focused today and do what is right will get a reward.

SUNDAY 5/8 – Happy Mother’s Day

4:19am – Moon (Gemini) trine Neptune (Pisces) People are more psychic and can sense what one another are feeling.  Aspect opens up the conscious mind to subconscious impressions.  It is beneficial if you are not afraid or knowing what others think about you, but difficult and confusing if you regularly block that information.

6:51am – Moon (Gemini) square Jupiter (Virgo) Impulsive, non-committal and not good with details.  Conscious mind desires quick expansion but is stymied by the details.  Nonetheless, brings people together for mutual indulgence.

9:32am – Moon (Gemini) opposition Saturn (Sagittarius) Tough opposition.  People want to expand (Sagittarius) but Saturn limits and depresses causing frustration.  Ideal stop flowing for a few hours as communication slows down.

9:15pm – Moon (Gemini) sextile Uranus (Aires) A more lively aspect for the evening.  Good for release of emotional tension, change the mood, break away from restrictions.
Void of Course begins, continues until next morning.

Interesting Stories

Carly Fiorina
Recently named as VP running mate to Ted Cruz.  Jupiter conjunct Sun right on the money.  Although her best transit of this election cycle, Pluto trine Sun, has already passed.  She’s set to have Uranus square Jupiter which will certainly make her optimistic and want to take risks.  Also Saturn is soon to conjunct her Ascendant, so she is ready to take on more authority in her life.

Donald Trump
He had to go hiking this week.  Check out his transits.  As you can see, the Pluto square Jupiter that I’ve been talking about is causing confrontation and even open hostility.  But he’s got the energy and talent to adapt with Uranus trine Moon.
Protesters descend on Burlingame to rail against Trump – SFGate

Huma Abedin
She was caught crying because Hillary Clinton had to carry her own bag.  Notice she’s having Jupiter conjunct Mars in the 12th house.  It seems like she’s making an excessive display caring for someone else (12th house), but really it is just an excessive display of her own ego (Mars).
Clinton Aide Huma Abedin ‘Nearly Burst Into Tears’ When Hillary Had to Carry Her OWN Bag | The PolitiStick

Hillary Clinton
Uranus quincunx Mercury makes you look eclectic and eccentric, like you need someone to carry your bag for you.  But it’s the Uranus trine Saturn that is really helping her out right now.

Congressman Paul Ryan
Says that it’s hard to get attention when we’re competing with Donald Trump.  Actually what he should have said is that it’s hard for him to get attention, because he’s having Pluto trine Midheaven and therefore his statement is an indication of his own aspirations.

Ryan’s GOP tries to create Trump-free alternate reality – POLITICO

 

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