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

The Sun continues to shine in Gemini, the mutable air sign that symbolizes curiosity, communication, and connection. This month, with the Sun and Mercury in Gemini, it is time to learn something new, to spark your curiosity, to take short trips to explore new things, and to connect with siblings.

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The Moon in Pisces infuses Sunday and Monday with its light and inspiration. 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 sensitive aspect, fitting for Memorial Day. This aspect helps us to connect with those souls who have crossed over. Monday is a spiritual day for expressing compassion, reverence, and gratitude.

We start slowly on Tuesday morning with the Moon void of course until 11:32 a.m. PDT in Pisces. Take a morning walk and enjoy the beauty of the world, or simply take your time getting into the day. Then mid-day the Moon bounces into Aries and it’s all systems go!

When the Moon is in Aries, we are fired up and ready to move, and we can be impatient. Wednesday holds some edgy energy. It is best to get into action, but not to go too fast. A Mercury-Neptune square may slow us down and make us dreamy, so we will need to balance these contradictory energies.

Almost the entire day Thursday is under the spell of a void of course Moon (8:08 a.m. – 9:43 p.m.). When the Moon is void is it difficult to make connections or sound decisions. It is best to stick to routine, insignificant tasks. Yet, a Venus-Neptune sextile fuels our imagination and ignites our creativity.

The Moon is in its happy place, exalted in the sign of Taurus, on Friday. The morning starts off with a bang as the Moon conjuncts Uranus. There may be an unexpected twist or turn. Venus is in a benefic trine to Saturn in earth signs Taurus and Capricorn. We are sensible and grounded about values and finances. Friday is an evening for fine dining that delights the senses.

June starts out smooth and copasetic on Saturday. The sensual Taurus Moon makes benefic aspects with Neptune, Saturn, Venus, and Pluto, generating a lot of good energy. This can be a productive day, at least through 3:52 p.m. PDT; then the Moon goes void of course. Saturday evening enjoy a beautiful, delicious meal at a well-set table.

We are ready for an excursion on Sunday with the Moon in curious Gemini. A Venus-Pluto trine in earth signs helps us get a lot accomplished. This transit is active over several days, and is good for a deeper dive into improving our finances, as well as our love affairs. The Moon is dark just before tomorrow’s New Moon, so as we prepare for the week ahead Sunday evening, we may want to take some solitude.

A New Moon in Gemini on Monday signals a focus on reading, writing, speaking, and learning. Set some reading, writing, and learning goals for the month ahead. Browse at your local library or bookstore for summer reading. Sign up for a community education course, and stretch yourself to learn something new.

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The Week in Short

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

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

Tuesday: Slow start as Moon is VoC until 11:34 a.m. PDT. Mid-day is time to get moving and make things happen.

Wednesday: Edgy, active day that is also a little dreamy. Get started with some things you’ve been thinking about.

Thursday: Moon VoC all day 8:08 a.m. – 9:43 p.m. PDT. Stick to routine, insignificant tasks and don’t waste your time on meetings where things won’t come together.

Friday: Glowing day with the Moon in its happy place, though the day may start with something unexpected. Enjoy a fine dinner that pleases your senses.

Saturday: Productive, beautiuful day that holds lots of good energy.

Sunday: Plan to get a lot accomplished, and take a short excursion.

Monday: New Moon in Gemini. Set goals for the month ahead for reading, writing, and learning.


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 style.
  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 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)

Monday, June 17: 1:31 a.m. – 9:13 a.m. (Moon into Capricorn)

Wednesday, June 19: 4:19 a.m. – 7:01 p.m. (Moon into Aquarius)

Friday, June 21 at 7:02 a.m. through Saturday, June 22 at 7:01 a.m. (Moon into Pisces)

GMT (Greenwich Mean Time):

Sunday, May 26 at 12:51 through Monday, May 27 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)

Monday, June 17: 8:31 – 16:13 (Moon into Capricorn)

Wednesday, June 19 at 11:19 through Thursday, June 20 at 2:01 (Moon into Aquarius)

Friday, June 21 at 14:02 through Saturday, June 22 at 14:01 (Moon into Pisces)

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