In the Stars May 19-26, 2019…shining light on the astrology of the week

The Sun and Mercury shift into Gemini tropically on Tuesday. Gemini is the mutable spring zodiacal sign that signals the transition to summer. Gemini is an air sign that symbolizes curiosity, communication, and connection. This month, with the Sun, as well as Mercury in Gemini, it is time to connect with siblings and neighbors, to learn something new, to ask questions and be curious, and to take short trips to explore new things in the area near where you live.

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Sunday is easy. The Moon is in sunny Sagittarius, and there are no major planetary aspects. Take time out to go for a walk in nature, or plan a trip, or read something that is philosophical or spiritually inspiring. We are upbeat, no matter what the day brings, or how we choose to express it.

The work week is off to a jovial, energetic start on Monday with the Moon and Jupiter joining to lift our spirits, and help us soar. The conjunction does mark the beginning of a long void of course Moon period for the rest of the day, better set for routine tasks. Leave work early, if you can, and go for a hike, or meet friends for a social hour.

The Sun and Mercury move into Gemini tropically on Tuesday, doing their best to lighten us up and generate curiosity, communication, connection this next month. Meanwhile, the Moon moves into taciturn Capricorn, bringing a heavy dose of a sense of responsibility, and making a tense T-square with Mars and Chiron. We may feel edgy, and we need to be careful about how we express our feelings. The energies at play on Tuesday are contradictory. The best expression would be to lean into your work and duties, but with a light heart and good humor.

Wednesday is another day of strong mixed energy. The day starts with the sizzle of possibilities, afforded us by a Mars-Uranus sextile. What do you feel excited about? This is also a day for hard work and tending to demands. Lean into your responsibilities, and empower yourself. The Moon conjuncts both Saturn and Pluto; there is no allowance for not keeping your commitments and doing your work. Lean in, and make it a productive day.

Thursday is another day that holds contradictory energies. The morning is off to a slow and meandering start as the Moon is void of course until 10:49 a.m. PDT when it moves into friendly, independent Aquarius. Benefic lunar trines to the Sun and Mercury create ease for conversations and the exchange of brilliant ideas. Yet, there are several edgy, reactive energies at play such as Moon-square-Uranus. The Aquarius Moon will help us deal well with the day’s challenges by keeping us focused on information, facts, friendliness, and a detachment that enables us to not be bothered, but rather to be curious and accepting.

Friday’s potential friendliness is cooled by a Moon-Venus square. There may be a resistance to understanding and accepting other points of view. You may want to detach into your own world and allow your mind to ponder something intriguing. Yet, stay open to all that humanity has to offer.

The Moon is void of course all day Saturday from 5:51 a.m. through 11:08 p.m. The day does begin with a buoyant sextile between the Moon and Jupiter. This is not a day for weekend shopping, but rather to pull back, read a book, and hang out with friends.

The Moon in Pisces infuses Sunday and Monday with its light. The Moon makes benefic aspects Sunday to Uranus and Mars, inspiring action and innovation. Spread your compassion  and good will to those less fortunate. Sunday is a day to be charitable.

Monday is an active day in the cosmos, with most planetary action benefic. The Pisces Moon conjuncts Neptune, a compassionate aspect, fitting for memorial day. On this Memorial Day, this aspect helps us to connect with those souls who have crossed over. Monday is spiritual day for expressing compassion, reverence, and gratitude.

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The Week in Short

Sunday: Easy, upbeat day. Free choice.

Monday: Jovial, inspiring start to the work week. Moon VoC all day after 10:05 a.m. PDT. Don’t expect to get a lot accomplished; focus on routine tasks while the Moon is VoC.

Tuesday: Tend to your work with a light heart and good humor.

Wednesday: Demanding, productive, yet exciting day.

Thursday: Contradictory energies. Stay with the facts, detach from conflict, and allow ease into the day.

Friday: Potentially friendly, yet cool day. Detach and ponder something of interest.

Saturday: Moon VoC all day 5:51 a.m. – 11:08 p.m. PDT. Attend to routine tasks, pull back and read, and hang with friends.

Sunday: Inspiring, innovative day. Be charitable and compassionate.

Monday: Memorial Day. Express compassion, reverence, and gratitude.


Ten Things to Do with the Venus in Taurus (May 15-June 8)

  1. Plant spring flowers in your garden.
    2. Cook delicious food to delight your taste buds.
    3. Get a massage.
    4. Get a new hair cut.
    5. Freshen your wardrobe.
    6. Spray a delightful scent such as rose water around your face.
    7. Add new inspiring music to your playlists.
    8. Put your financial records in good order.
    9. Sing–maybe karaoke?
    10. Adorn yourself with beautiful clothing and jewelry.


Moon Void-of-Course: This is the time when the Moon makes its last major angular aspect with a planet before it moves into the next zodiacal sign tropically. This void time, when the Moon is not aspecting a planet, but rather floating on its own, is a time when things don’t come together and it’s difficult to make good decisions. Purchases made during void Moons often turn out to be unsatisfactory and not work out. Appointments often don’t come together, and meetings don’t result in progress or sound, lasting decisions. We more easily get lost or meander in trying to get somewhere. The VoC Moon times for the next month are listed below so that you can plan meetings, decisions, and purchases at times when the Moon is not VoC; and use the void times for gardening, reading, and routine task work.

Void-of-Course Moon times for the month ahead (one lunar cycle) are:

Pacific Standard Time:

Monday, May 20 at 10:05 a.m. through Tuesday, May 21 at 0:56 a.m. (Moon into Capricorn)

Wednesday, May 22 at 8:57 p.m. through Thursday, May 23 at 10:49 a.m. (Moon into Aquarius)

Saturday, May 25: 5:51 a.m. – 11:08 p.m. (Moon into Pisces)

Monday, May 27 at 9:21 p.m. through Tuesday, May 28 at 11:32 a.m. (Moon into Aries)

Thursday, May 30: 8:08 a.m. – 9:43 p.m. (Moon into Taurus)

Saturday, June 1 at 3:52 p.m. through Sunday, June 2 at 4:48 a.m. (Moon into Gemini)

Tuesday, June 4: 8:42 a.m. – 9:17 a.m. (Moon into Cancer)

Thursday, June 6: 7:10 a.m. – 12:16 p.m. (Moon into Leo)

Saturday, June 8: 2:23 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. (Moon into Virgo)

Monday, June 10: 5:01 a.m. – 5:29 p.m. (Moon into Libra)

Wednesday, June 12: 8:15 a.m. – 9:02 p.m. (Moon into Scorpio)

Friday, June 14 at 12:45 p.m. through Saturday, June 15 at 2:03 a.m. (Moon into Sagittarius)

GMT (Greenwich Mean Time):

Saturday, May 18 at 21:11 through Sunday, May 19 at 1:21 (Moon into Sagittarius)

Monday, May 20 at 17:05 through Tuesday, May 21 at 7:56 (Moon into Capricorn)

Thursday, May 23: 3:57 – 17:49 (Moon into Aquarius)

Saturday, May 25 at 12:51 through Monday, May 26 at 6:08 (Moon into Pisces)

Tuesday, May 28: 4:21 – 18:32 (Moon into Aries)

Thursday, May 30 at 15:08 through Friday, May 31 at 4:43 (Moon into Taurus)

Saturday, June 1 at 22:52 through Sunday, June 2 at 11:48 (Moon into Gemini)

Tuesday, June 4: 15:42 – 16:17 (Moon into Cancer)

Thursday, June 6: 15:10 – 19:16 (Moon into Leo)

Saturday, June 8: 21:23 – 21:45 (Moon into Virgo)

Monday, June 10 at 12:01 through Tuesday, June 11 at 0:29 (Moon into Libra)

Wednesday, June 12 at 15:15 through Thursday, June 13 at 4:02 (Moon into Scorpio)

Friday, June 14 at 19:45 through Saturday, June 15 at 9:03 (Moon into Sagittarius)

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