This week sports a New Moon in Gemini on Thursday that will surely generate conversations, connections, and new ideas. There are several active, potent days that, if used wisely, can be extraordinarily productive: Monday, Friday, and Sunday, the 28th. Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday also can be moderately productive. Wednesday the dark Moon goes Void of Course at 12:08 PM PDT, so refrain from important matters and connections after that time, and settle in at home in the evening with a good book or movie.
Early Sunday morning the Moon bounces into a new lunar cycle in Aries. At sunrise the Sun and Moon blend well to kiss the day with pep and curiosity. Set off for a weekend hike or adventure.
The Aries Moon on Monday makes numerous exact aspects, both benefic and challenging. Emotions run strong. Benefic lunar aspects to Mars and Saturn in the afternoon help us manage our feelings and actions. Expect the unexpected in the evening hours.
Early Tuesday morning the Moon moves into fixed earth Taurus. We become drawn to all things sensual: good food, inspiring music, visual beauty, and touch. A Venus-Juno conjunction highlights relationship issues that can be addressed and moved to a higher level.
Much can be accomplished on Wednesday morning with the grounding given by the Taurus Moon that makes a benefic trine to powerful Pluto. Give an extra effort to this week’s goals on this mid-week morning. However, at 12:08 PM PDT the Moon goes Void of Course. Refrain from anything important requiring decisions or connections the rest of the day. The Moon is at its darkest, so we will want to draw inward.
The New Moon in Gemini emerges on Thursday, highlighting conversation, connection, and new ideas. While the New Moon makes no aspects to other planets, the ongoing cardinal T-square is emboldened with an exact conjunction of the feminine planets Venus and Pallas Athena. Pallas Athena is the asteroid that symbolizes art, culture, leadership, and strategy. Venus and Pallas Athena join Uranus in conjunction, and these three planets oppose Jupiter and square Pluto. This is a potent configuration for women’s rights and any personal or political advocacy. New Moons mark new beginnings. Set intentions for the next month, particularly having to do with siblings, relatives, neighbors, communication, and ideas, all matters Gemini.
Friday is information-packed with numerous aspects, mostly benefic. The pre-dawn hours give a benefic lunar trine to Jupiter, marking the day expansive. Lunar aspects to Neptune, Venus, Mars, and Saturn bring vision, creativity, hard work, and responsibility. The last aspect of the day is a lunar sextile to Uranus, the planet symbolizing surprise and change. Look back on this active, generative day, and reflect on the new ideas and insights that you have gained.
Saturday’s mood will be quite different from Friday’s. There are no exact aspects. The Moon is in the Cardinal water sign Cancer. Turn your attention on home and family. It is a day for cooking, gardening, and tending to home and family. Enjoy this calm, compassionate day that is sandwiched between two extremely active days.
Be ready to rumble and tumble on Sunday. Emotions run high, and tensions build. The Moon shines on the ongoing Jupiter-Pluto-Uranus T-square, and Mars and Saturn oppose each other. Pick your battles. Put that strong energy to work cleaning out your garage or doing some heavy yard work rather than fighting with your loved ones.
An added treat this week is an excellent article with great pictures, about Emmanuel Macron, the new President of France, and his wife, Brigitte, by Faye Cossar, an astrologer in the Netherlands:
The Week in Short:
Sunday: Energetic, curious day.
Monday: Fire up the week with action on Monday. Expect the unexpected; be open to new thought.
Tuesday: Taurus Moon heightens senses. Address relationship issues.
Wednesday: Powerful, grounded energy to get much accomplished. Draw inward in the dark of the Moon.
Thursday: New Moon in Gemini. Set intentions for matters having to do with siblings, community, and connection.
Friday: Action-packed, generative day. Be engaged and conversant.
Saturday: Focus on home and family.
Sunday: Emotionally tense, active day. Focus strong energy on big projects at home.
Ten Things to Do with Venus in Aries (April 28-June 6)
- Get started on a creative project.
- Take a dance class.
- Add more color.
- Take a new hike.
- Say “yes” to a spontaneous offer.
- Wear red.
- Express appreciation out in the world when people help or serve you.
- Be a little more assertive, in a kind manner.
- Change your purse.
- Get moving—toward anything you love.
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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.
Exact Void-of-Course Moon times for the month ahead (one lunar cycle) are:
Pacific Standard Time:
Saturday, May 20 at 8:39 PM through Sunday, May 21 at 3:11 AM (Moon into Aires)
Monday, May 22 at 11:59 PM through Tuesday, May 23 at 5:33 AM (Moon into Taurus)
Wednesday, May 24 at 12:08 PM through Thursday, May 25 at 5:15 AM (Moon into Gemini)
Friday, May 26 at 11:18 PM through Saturday, May 27 at 4:24 AM (Moon into Cancer)
Sunday, May 28 at 11:59 PM through Monday, May 29 at 5:12 AM (Moon into Leo)
Wednesday, May 31: 4:14 AM-9:16 AM (Moon into Virgo)
Friday, June 2: 2:48 PM-5:04 PM (Moon into Libra)
Monday, June 5: 1:57 AM-3:46 AM (Moon into Scorpio)
Tuesday, June 6 at 5:35 PM through Wednesday, June 7 at 3:59 PM (Moon into Sagittarius)
Friday, June 9 at 11:20 PM through Saturday, June 10 at 4:36 AM (Moon into Capricorn)
Monday, June 12: 11:45 AM-4:45 PM (Moon into Aquarius)
Wednesday, June 14 at 10:40 PM through Thursday, June 15 at 3:17 AM (Moon into Pisces)
Saturday, June 17: 4:33 AM-10:55 AM (Moon into Aries)
Sunday, May 20: 3:39-10:11 (Moon into Aires)
Tuesday, May 23: 6:59-12:33 (Moon into Taurus)
Wednesday, May 24 at 19:08 through Thursday, May 25 at 12:15 (Moon into Gemini)
Saturday, May 27: 6:18- 11:24 (Moon into Cancer)
Monday, May 29: 6:59-12:12 (Moon into Leo)
Wednesday, May 31: 11:14-16:16 AM (Moon into Virgo)
Friday, June 2, at 21:48 through Saturday, May 3 at 0:04 (Moon into Libra)
Monday, June 5: 8:57-10:46 (Moon into Scorpio)
Wednesday, June 7: 035-20:59 (Moon into Sagittarius)
Saturday, June 10: 6:20-11:36 (Moon into Capricorn)
Monday, June 12: 18:45-23:45 (Moon into Aquarius)
Thursday, June 15: 5:40-10:17 (Moon into Pisces)
Saturday, June 17: 11:33-17:55 (Moon into Aries)