- The Moon is in Leo all day (until Saturday, May 14th, at 1:51 AM).
- The Moon is void from 1:02 PM forward (until tomorrow at 1:51 AM).
- The Moon is waxing and in its Waxing Crescent phase until 1:02 PM / the Moon is waxing and in its First Quarter phase from 1:02 PM forward.
- A First Quarter Moon occurs today at 1:02 PM.
- Mercury is retrograde (Mercury is retrograde from April 28-May 22).
- Mars is retrograde (Mars is retrograde from April 17-June 29).
Times are EDT
Information emerging now can be very helpful, dear Aries. Through complications in business or with money, you might get yourself to a more protected and empowered position. This is another good day for financial planning and for tending to your resources. You might have opportunities to increase your income through reaching out to others, accepting help or support, and willingness to look to the past for answers that once worked for you. Putting in some research can be very helpful now. Backtracking can involve going over matters from the past that have recently been dug up, particularly surrounding love relationships and money. You’re in a strong position of personal appeal.
You can have much personal influence today with Mercury and Venus aligned in your sign today, dear Taurus, as well as a harmonious connection involving your ruler, Venus, and resourceful Pluto. Certainly, what you say and do has impact, so do what you can to generate good impressions. Others are noticing you not only for your charm, but also for your brainpower, perceptiveness, and wit. It’s a strong day for sharing your ideals and visions with others. You may be attracting people from your past. There continues to be a lot of attention and focus on you – if you feel that you’re often the subject of conversations, you’re probably correct! Focus on positive reinforcement, and, when it comes to the past, focus on healing and seeing things more objectively.
This is a time for doing something you truly enjoy, and applying yourself, dear Gemini. You’re in great shape with quiet appeal and charm. New insight into a past or relationship matter can come now. Support tends to be there when you need it most, possibly from an unusual or hidden source. If you meet someone new, or someone you haven’t seen for a while, there can be a strong attraction or interest. Emotions and thoughts can drive creative efforts, and emotional self-honesty can push you in the right direction. Your personal life is likely to be especially animated now – more information may surface about the past or about a private matter, for example, and you are more inclined to talk about private matters as well.
There is interesting, positive energy with you in your social or romantic life right now, dear Cancer. Wonderful opportunities can arise for reconnecting with friends or groups, or new information about the past can surface, allowing you to put a new spin on a matter. New information about old matters can come to light now, particularly related to relationships, but this can also be about goals and dreams. You are more willing to confront and accept deeper feelings. Some of you could be considering making a commitment, although contracts or commitments entered into now are likely to need refinements later, so keep that in mind. You can be quite popular with friends and/or associates now, and you may receive favors.
This can be a time of new insight into career, business, or health matters, dear Leo. Information can surface that prompts you to redefine long-term goals now. Complications in your love life are possible, but you may be able to resolve something that has been left hanging for some time, and you’re better off for it. You can experience intense, but pleasant, attractions today. Perhaps more importantly right now, you are more able to repair or enhance relationships with authority figures and business associates. Work problems can be tackled with ease and motivation now, and ironed out quite efficiently. It’s a powerful day for research of almost any kind – there are treasures to be found, and help is available.
This can be an interesting day for reaching out, teaching, publishing, promotion, and studies, dear Virgo. You may be making important clarifications now, and possibly coming to new conclusions about past matters that help you to find resolutions or some kind of closure that helps you to move forward happier and freer. Sharing knowledge with someone can be especially rewarding. You can both inspire and charm others with your ideas today, and your enthusiasm is well-received. You have extra cards in your hand now, and you’d be wise to play them! Strategy is important, however, as it’s not the time for dramatic or bold moves. Today is strong for connecting, and more likely re-connecting, with a special someone. Aim to learn from mistakes and grow.
There can be interesting opportunities to grow a deep relationship right now, dear Libra, largely through looking at it in a new way. While there can be some challenges organizing your finances, information might surface that helps you solve long-standing problems. You might find yourself in the position to play detective today. Look for clues that give you a new perspective on an old issue. There can be a desire to talk about intimate or typically hidden matters candidly and objectively now. You may be able to talk about money matters with no repercussions and can even come up with a solution to sticky problems. The trick now is to share, as it’s time to build strong alliances. It’s also an excellent day for researching, editing, or otherwise going over business, health, and financial matters.
Close relationships can be in strong focus these days, dear Scorpio, even if there are some complications involved. You may be able to look at a problem in a new way and feel better about your situation today. You are in a great position of appeal right now with your own ruler, Pluto, and your partnership ruler, Venus, in harmony. Negotiations can figure strongly and can very much go your way. You can have a chance to show how fair you can be. You can impress others, and someone is likely to impress you as well! You are especially receptive to what others are saying, and you’re tuned in to what you feel they may be thinking. Conversations tend to focus on past matters, and this can be a little tricky, but if you are patient and allow yourself to listen more than speak, you can be quite successful.
Further attention is drawn to work and health habits and/or finances today, dear Sagittarius. You can resolve many problems through brainstorming and analysis. Going over the past can bring rewards, or you may find a lost item or recover an old method that works wonderfully for you in the present. Emotional energy today is strong but pleasant. Socializing on the job, or making connections through work, can bring opportunities into your life now. You are likely to feel needed today, and you readily lend others support. Overall this should be a rewarding time for coming to a better position in the management of your material resources, your work and habits, and for reorganizing on the home front, even if this comes about after a little bit of chaos. This can be a strong time for connecting or reconnecting with someone you care about.
While your romantic life may be on the tricky side until after the 22nd, dear Capricorn, these can lead to great opportunities to make important changes or discoveries about your past so that you can move forward more fulfilled. This can also work on creative levels, as you may be rediscovering avenues for expressing yourself and for entertainment. Conversations and emerging information continue to be important now, and may revolve around past romance, goals, or ideas. You can very easily rally up support if needed today, and others tend to embrace your ideas or vision. Your own personal energies tend to harmonize with outside circumstances, making it easy to get a whole lot accomplished. You are commanding respect and attention today with Pluto in your sign supported by Venus in your creativity and romance sector.
This is a strong time for coming across information that benefits you, dear Aquarius, or for uncovering an important resource. The information you uncover today may not only be interesting, it could even be profitable. Tricky or complicated home matters may prompt you to make happy, empowering changes. Much attention can be pointed to unresolved relationship matters. Be fair and nonjudgmental – things that already comes naturally to you. Conversations with or about family can be revealing and rewarding. Finding untapped resources or lost items of sentimental value can figure strongly for some of you now. Getting along with others can be enjoyable in and of itself, but can also lead to improved work or finances. Looking to past methods can be beneficial now.
While communications and transportation can be tricky for you these days in general, dear Pisces, complications can lead to the discovery of entirely better ways of learning, connecting, and getting about. There can be the rediscovery of old interests, projects, and methods that invigorate you. Conversation and thoughts tend to revolve around sorting out past relationships or past relationship problems today. Conversations with others today tend to be refreshingly frank yet also quite considerate. Feelings should be acknowledged now instead of pushed to the side, although you can also benefit from objectivity, as you may be able to get to the heart of matters through your willingness to accept and understand. You might make a commitment of sorts to a friend, group, or common goal, or more likely, renew an old/existing one. Today is very strong for love and comfortable intensity in your interactions with others.
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If you’re astrologically inclined and interested in the details of the Astrology of today, here are some of the factors considered in the forecasts (for the astrology of the week, see This Week in Astrology):
Date & Time: 13 May 2016 0:00 am
Event: Moon in Leo
Description: The Moon in Leo
We have a stronger need for appreciation, shows of affection and warmth, and excitement. We are proud and conduct ourselves accordingly. This is a time for having some fun, being creative and childlike, and enjoying life. It’s also a good time for organizing and managing.
Date & Time: 13 May 2016 1:02 pm
Event: Moon goes void of course
Date & Time: 13 May 2016 1:02 pm
Event: First Quarter at 23°Le21′
Date & Time: 13 May 2016 1:27 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Sqr Mer
Description: Transiting Moon Square Transiting Mercury
We may not be communicating with sensitivity. What we communicate could misrepresent what we truly feel. There could be troubles with mechanics, computers, transportation, and miscommunications. We may not be understanding one another. We can be a little fickle and not especially objective. Think before you speak. Otherwise misunderstandings are likely to occur. Count to ten if you’re feeling annoyed.
Date & Time: 13 May 2016 1:34 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Qnx Plu
Description: Transiting Moon Quincunx Transiting Pluto
We may not be aware of our more demanding or controlling tendencies. We may feel vaguely frustrated, powerless, or tense. There can be undermining going on in our interactions and relationships. Wait for the tension to subside before taking action.
Date & Time: 13 May 2016 11:02 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Tri Ura
Description: Transiting Moon Trine Transiting Uranus
We are open to new ideas. A break in the routine is pleasing now. We could be experimenting with new ideas or feelings. There can be chance meetings, events that occur that open our minds or our awareness.
Date & Time: 13 May 2016 1:02 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Sqr Sun
Description: Transiting Moon Square Transiting Sun
This is a time for noticing discrepancies. Self-expression doesn’t flow well, and conflicts can be stirred. There can be some resistance and irritability. This can be a time when we’re compelled to take action, make changes, and solve problems.
Date & Time: 13 May 2016 1:59 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Pll Pal
Description: Transiting Moon Parallel Transiting Pallas
Date & Time: 13 May 2016 3:01 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Qnx Chi
Description: Transiting Moon Quincunx Transiting Chiron
Hurt feelings may be opportunities for healing. Now is the time for building bridges, not burning them.
Date & Time: 13 May 2016 5:45 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Sqq Cer
Description: Transiting Moon SesquiSquare Transiting Ceres
There may be difficulties giving or receiving affection, care, concern, and nurturing.
Date & Time: 13 May 2016 11:38 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Sqr Ves
Description: Transiting Moon Square Transiting Vesta
We can be a little stiff with our emotions, and we can be distracted from our work or focus. There can be difficulty expressing tenderness, concern, or care.
Date & Time: 13 May 2016 3:59 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mer Pll Ven
Description: Transiting Mercury Parallel Transiting Venus
Date & Time: 13 May 2016 3:10 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mer Cnj Ven
Description: Transiting Mercury Conjunction Transiting Venus
We are more agreeable, sociable, and focused on balance and harmony. Flowing social conversation. Spirit of compromise and agreement. Harmonious interaction. Clarity. Appreciation of beauty.
Date & Time: 13 May 2016 10:20 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Ven Tri Plu
Description: Transiting Venus Trine Transiting Pluto
We’re a better judge of value right now – who and what are important to us. We might see one another, and our relationships, in a different light. We could reconnect with someone or improve an existing bond.
Date & Time: 13 May 2016 4:18 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Pal Tri Jun
Description: Transiting Pallas Trine Transiting Juno
Conversations can be supportive and truly two-way. Negotiations are fair and clear.
Stable and enduring, strong values, unyielding, earthy, acquisitive, strong desires. Can be stuck, stubborn, overly possessive, self-indulgent.
Self-confident, generous, warm-hearted, powerful leader, dramatic. Can be overly proud, vain, extravagant, arrogant.
Inspiring, broad vision, enthusiastic, goal seeking, truthful, adventurous. Can be reckless, unrestrained, tactless.
BALANCE OF ELEMENTS
Fire is enthusiastic, dynamic, and spontaneous, but lacks reflection. We are more courageous and adventurous now, with a tendency to act before thinking. There is little concern about what happened in the past. We are competitive and possibly impatient or bored easily.
We are especially in touch with the physical world. We consider what we’ve learned and experienced in the past in order to make the most of the present. We can be cautious, practical, and possibly unimaginative. We are deliberate and can pace ourselves well. We need hands-on experience and are not impressed with theory as much as we are with results. Routines are tolerable and comforting.
We may have a difficult time being objective or detached. We may not be especially communicative.
There may be some insensitivity or lack of empathy now. We may be out of touch with what we’re feeling or with our emotional needs. We may be tougher than usual now, and more inclined to follow mental or practical considerations than we are to listen to our intuition.
BALANCE OF MODES
This is not a time that we tend to naturally initiate actions. We may be stronger at following up than starting anew. Survival mechanisms may be weaker now.
We are thinking about the long view, seeking out security and stability rather than change. We may be committed, focused, resistant to making changes, and stubborn.
LUNAR PHASE: CRESCENT
Moon 45 to 90 degrees ahead of the Sun.
This is an eager, impulsive, and progressive time. We are motivated and ready to take on challenges.
The following aspects (major only) and positions are at noon (EDT) on May 13th:
Note that when an aspect is applying, it has not yet happened but is within orb – it’s pending. When an aspect is separating, it has already happened/perfected and is moving away from the aspect. Depending on the speed of the planet/body involved, the aspect will have perfected, or will perfect, in a matter of hours (often the case with the Moon), days, months, and possibly years in the case of the very slow-moving outer planets and bodies.
Note that the Moon moves at a rate of approximately one degree every 2 hours, so that if an aspect involving is applying and has an orb of 5 degrees, the aspect will perfect (be exact) in about 10 hours. If the Moon is separating from an aspect with an orb of 2 degrees, it has already formed said aspect approximately 4 hours ago (since the following are positions at noon today, then it would have occurred at about 8 AM today).
**I suggest paying close attention to applying aspects. The energy of the aspect builds as it gets closer to exact. Once an aspect involving inner planets has happened, it’s over. Separating aspects are good to know for context, but in terms of energy that is with us today, applying aspects are most important. (This is the case for daily astrology influences involving inner planets, which pass quickly, and not natal astrology aspects, which are with us for a lifetime).
THE MOON IN LEO
You have an emotional need for praise and attention. Under stress you may show off in order to gain attention, or become arrogant. You may be proud of your mother, or she may be very proud of you.
ASPECTS OF THE MOON
SQUARE VENUS Orb 5°28′ Applying
There could be clashes between the desire for familiarity and the need for pleasure. Overindulgence or overspending possible.
TRINE MARS Orb 5°05′ Separating
Feelings and desires seem to be in sync, making this a good time to take purposeful action. Healthy competition, resourcefulness, courage.
TRINE SATURN Orb 4°34′ Applying
We are more able to find a balance between our own emotional needs and our responsibilities. This is a strong time for establishing good habits. We are more tolerant, deliberate, and resolute.
QUINCUNX NEPTUNE Orb 1°40′ Applying
We could be feeling out of sorts. We are especially sensitive to subtle planes, but may not be able to make sense of what we perceive. We could be impractical just for now.
THE SUN IN TAURUS
You are a reliable and solid individual. You have a strong need for stable routine and security. You can be stubborn. Others can rely on your down-to-earth nature.
23RD DEGREE OF TAURUS
Part of Body: Teeth
Sabian Symbol: A jewellery shop filled with the most magnificent jewels.
ASPECTS OF THE SUN
CONJUNCTION MERCURY Orb 4°45′ Separating
Thoughts and communications about ourselves and our goals. We are expressing ourselves confidently, directly, and clearly.
CONJUNCTION VENUS Orb 6°46′ Applying
We take pride in our ability to relate well with others or to smooth over differences now. Graciousness, diplomacy, charm, and some superficiality are themes. This is a good period for social affairs, pleasure, amusement, and romance, all things considered.
TRINE PLUTO Orb 5°00′ Separating
You are a powerful person with strong leadership abilities. You know when to be assertive and when to compromise. You are able to apply yourself to the job at hand.
SEXTILE CHIRON Orb 2°00′ Applying
You will be able to help others with your ability to understand their pain.
MERCURY IN TAURUS
You place importance on traditional knowledge. You learn in a slow, methodical and hands-on manner. You stick to old ideas and may fear having to learn anything new.
18TH DEGREE OF TAURUS
Part of Body: Lymph vessels
Sabian Symbol: A woman airing a linen bag through a sunny window.
ASPECTS OF MERCURY
CONJUNCTION VENUS Orb 2°01′ Applying
We are more agreeable, sociable, and focused on balance and harmony. Conversations flow nicely.
TRINE JUPITER Orb 4°19′ Applying
Good judgment. Taking in the full picture. Speculative thought. Positive thinking. Interest in learning. Teaching.
TRINE PLUTO Orb 0°15′ Applying
This is a good time for serious and determined study and investigation. We are drawn to looking for truths and to unexplored topics and ideas.
VENUS IN TAURUS
For you romance and reliability go hand in hand. You approach relationships slowly and steadily, looking for someone who will prove solid and secure. You enjoy sensuality, and are reliable with finances.
16TH DEGREE OF TAURUS
Part of Body: Carotid arteries
Sabian Symbol: An old man attempting vainly to reveal the mysteries.
ASPECTS OF VENUS
TRINE JUPITER Orb 2°17′ Separating
You have a talent for putting other people at their ease. Your natural enthusiasm is contagious. Your larger-than-life schemes have a habit of always paying off.
QUINCUNX SATURN Orb 0°54′ Separating
You fear commitment in your personal relationships often resorting to hard work as a way of avoiding intimacy. You need to make adjustments to allow time for your relationships.
TRINE PLUTO Orb 1°46′ Applying
We’re a better judge of value right now — who and what are important to us. We might see one another, and our relationships, in a different light. We could reconnect with someone or improve an existing bond. We could be up for a challenge now. Increased insight in relationships, with money, and in business.
MARS IN SAGITTARIUS
You are an inspirational leader, and have a strong desire for exploration and adventure. You may be one-pointed in your desires.
5TH DEGREE OF SAGITTARIUS
Part of Body: Right femoral artery
Sabian Symbol: An old owl up in a tree.
JUPITER IN VIRGO
You have a strong desire to be of service, and high religious or spiritual ideals. You may also have an obsession with detailed perfection.
14TH DEGREE OF VIRGO
Part of Body: Cystic arteries
Sabian Symbol: A family tree.
ASPECTS OF JUPITER
SQUARE SATURN Orb 1°23′ Applying
We are faced with the need to temper our enthusiasm or to slow down to avoid overextending ourselves. This is a time for clarifying and editing projects and goals. We may need to cut back on something in order to grow in another area. Patience is required now.
OPPOSITION NEPTUNE Orb 1°30′ Applying
We may be misled easily under this influence–by others, or by our own unrealistic or inflated expectations. Routine seems to be particularly unsatisfying now, as we are inclined to want to find more meaning in what we’re doing.
TRINE PLUTO Orb 4°04′ Applying
You are enthusiastic about so many things, and have ambition to succeed. You naturally find yourself in leadership positions and react well to them.
CONJUNCTION THE NORTH NODE Orb 6°21′ Applying
Your current life challenge is to embrace adventure. You may find yourself in situations which inspire you to see the big picture. Inspiring others, possibly through preaching or teaching, may be part of your life’s destiny. Benevolent groups may also play a key role.
SATURN IN SAGITTARIUS
Saturn in Sagittarius asks us to take on the responsibility of living according to our personal truths and principles, and to be loyal to these. This is a time for turning a critical eye to those beliefs and principles that don’t accurately reflect our authentic selves. (December 23, 2014 to June 14, 2015, then September 17, 2015 to December 20, 2017)
15TH DEGREE OF SAGITTARIUS
Part of Body: Right iliac vein
Sabian Symbol: The ground hog looking for its shadow.
ASPECTS OF SATURN
SQUARE NEPTUNE Orb 2°53′ Applying
Some feelings of disillusionment can come now as our dreams and ideals can be put to the test. Questioning our faith in our dreams can lead to lack of follow-through or wasteful activities and avoidance of responsibilities. Ideally, this crisis leads to a realignment of material goals and spiritual ideals as we assess what is truly meaningful to us.
URANUS IN ARIES
The urge to start fresh, to break free from restrictive attitudes or circumstances, to totally redesign an area of our lives (or even our personalities), and to gain freedom through independence is strong during this cycle. (May 27, 2010 to August 13, 2010, then March 11th, 2011 to May 15, 2018, then November 6, 2018 to March 6, 2019).
23RD DEGREE OF ARIES
Part of Body: Muscles of mastication
Sabian Symbol: A woman in pastel colors carrying a heavy and valuable but Veiled load.
ASPECTS OF URANUS
SQUARE PLUTO Orb 4°55′ Separating
A time for making sweeping changes and for adapting to changes in order to progress. This is a time for revising, altering, overhauling, and purging. We can experience tension, fear, and pressure, but also a sense of liberation from over-attachments and situations that have been holding us back from growth.
NEPTUNE IN PISCES
A long-term influence in which fantasy, imagination, compassion, and spirituality are in stronger focus. (April 4, 2011 to August 4, 2011, then February 3, 2012 to March 30, 2025, then October 22, 2025 to January 26, 2026)
12TH DEGREE OF PISCES
Part of Body: Plantar artery of right foot
Sabian Symbol: An examination of initiates.
ASPECTS OF NEPTUNE
CONJUNCTION THE SOUTH NODE Orb 7°52′ Applying
You have a tendency to daydream and live in a fantasy world, possibly even escaping into the world of drugs and depression. Your quest in this life is to put your creative talents to positive use.
PLUTO IN CAPRICORN
Tests of our boundaries; breaking down and rebuilding structures and rules. (From January 25, 2008 to June 14, 2008, then November 26, 2008 to March 23, 2023, then June 11, 2023 to January 20, 2024, then September 1, 2024 to November 19, 2024).
18TH DEGREE OF CAPRICORN
Part of Body: Ligaments of right knee
Sabian Symbol: The union jack flies from a new british destroyer.
CHIRON IN PISCES
Strong awareness of our own vulnerabilities and humanity stimulates compassion for others. (April 20 to July 20, 2010, then February 8, 2011 to April 17, 2018, then September 25, 2018 to February 18, 2019).
25TH DEGREE OF PISCES
Part of Body: Left distal tibio-fibular joint
Sabian Symbol: The purging of the priesthood.
ASPECTS OF CHIRON
CONJUNCTION THE SOUTH NODE Orb 4°42′ Separating
You have a tendency to become stuck in a mire of self-pity, seeing only the pain and suffering in life. You need to develop the caring and sensitive side of your nature for the good of others.
VESTA IN TAURUS
You have the ability to work in a stable and persistent manner. You are committed to working in a comfortable and predictable manner. You need to avoid becoming inflexible.
29TH DEGREE OF TAURUS
Part of Body: Deltoid muscle and main neck muscles
Sabian Symbol: Two cobblers working at a table.
PALLAS IN PISCES
You have a meditative mind, the ability to merge in your mind with the universe. You desire to heal the world through words, and may be involved in some form of artistic expression.
4TH DEGREE OF PISCES
Part of Body: Nerves of left foot
Sabian Symbol: Heavy traffic on a narrow isthmus linking two seaside resorts.
JUNO IN SCORPIO
You want an intense and sexual relationship. You want your partner’s total attention and demand a high degree of sensuality.
4TH DEGREE OF SCORPIO
Part of Body: Testicles, right side of uterus
Sabian Symbol: A youth holding a lighted candle.
CERES IN ARIES
You feel cared for when people are allowing you to be independent. You also believe that the best way of caring for others is to let them be themselves. You will suffer if you feel dominated or caged in.
11TH DEGREE OF ARIES
Part of Body: Optic nerve
Sabian Symbol: The president of the country.
THE NORTH NODE IN VIRGO
This is a quest to become dedicated to the service of others. You will need to overcome the tendency to daydream and feel overwhelmed and to put your compassion and wisdom to practical use for humanity.
20TH DEGREE OF VIRGO
Part of Body: Bile duct
Sabian Symbol: An automobile caravan.
THE SOUTH NODE
THE SOUTH NODE IN PISCES
This is a quest to become dedicated to the service of others. You will need to overcome the tendency to daydream and feel overwhelmed and to put your compassion and wisdom to practical use for humanity.
20TH DEGREE OF PISCES
Part of Body: Right fibula muscle
Sabian Symbol: A table set for an evening meal.
*** CONJUNCTIONS TO SELECT FIXED STARS ***
Transits 13 May 2016 – Event Chart
Aspects to Plu 17°Cp19 -20°52′
Cnj 16°Cp52 RUKBAT Steadiness and strength.
Aspects to Chi 24°Pi23 +01°35′
Aspects to Pal 03°Pi35 +11°27′
Cnj 04°Pi05 FOMALHAUT *** Success through noble ideals