Our words can be sharp today, but we can also be quite productive when it comes to work and solving problems with Mercury and Mars parallel in declination. There is a nice feeling of optimism tonight as the Moon moves towards its monthly alignment with Jupiter.
- The Moon is in Leo all day (until Monday, May 25th, at 4:51 AM).
- The Moon is waxing and in its Waxing Crescent phase.
- Mercury is retrograde. (Mercury is retrograde from May 18 to June 11 in the sign of Gemini).
Times are EDT
Until June 21st, the Sun is traveling through your solar third house, Aries, and in many ways, the coming four weeks are about learning and communicating. It’s not the best cycle for focus and concentration, but it’s excellent for branching out, learning new things, satisfying your curiosity, and finding more satisfying ways to reach out to others. Your daily life can be especially busy now, and mostly pleasantly so. It’s a strong time to diversify, learn about the people around you, and pick up new information or skills. Your independent streak is stimulated today, and you may want to work at your own, likely accelerated, pace. You can be motivated to work on a past project or put an old idea into motion, and this is an excellent time to throw yourself into editing work.
With the Sun putting a spotlight on your resources sector until June 21st, dear Taurus, life is about settling in and making yourself both comfortable and secure in the coming four weeks. It’s a fine time for taking charge of your finances and valuables, but it’s also an excellent period for recognizing your own value! Working on honing natural talents or drawing upon these to advance your goals is favored now. Focus is on building and laying down strong foundations. It’s a good time for taking stock of what you already have and enhancing your sense of abundance in the process. Learning to appreciate your life in the present is an important key to happiness. Even so, today is also strong for seeing new opportunities in past ideas and projects.
The Sun is in your sign until June 21st, Gemini, and this puts you in very much in charge. Your independence, personality, image, and general attitude are in the spotlight this month, and if there’s a time of year for reinventing yourself, this is it. You can experience increased vitality, a sense of starting fresh, and a much-needed focus on your personal needs and goals. You are more visible for who you are, not necessarily what you do. Today, you can feel energy returning. You are likely to feel in charge and ready for action. It’s an especially strong time for tackling communications projects. You’ll probably prefer to work independently or to pursue your own interests now, as others may be slowing you down.
The Sun in your soul sector until June 21st signals a time of year for renewal, healing, rest, and reflection. It’s very appropriate during this cycle to deal with endings, tie up loose ends, and take part in activities that cleanse, heal, and repair your mind and emotions. You have help from Mercury and Mars in the same sector and working in harmony today. You may be going over the past and analyzing it, but you also have a strong desire to take action, so you might want to do something tangible or symbolic when it comes to letting go of negative emotional energy. Conversations tend to stray towards memories and the past. Think in terms of detoxing and decluttering. Recognize the power of being alone and enjoying it. Dreams, both of the day and night variety, are rich and animated.
Until June 21st, the Sun is moving through your sector of community, friendship, new ideas, and happiness goals, dear Leo. You can be especially focused on making connections, sharing your ideas and interests with others, contributing to a group or team, and dreaming up new ideas and visions of what you’d like to do in the future. You are a little less focused on career goals and more interested in contributions of a humanitarian or personal nature. Friendships and group involvements may assume more importance in your life now, and your ability to push ego issues aside in order to work with others as equals can bring more success into your life. You could be making new friends and connections now, and with Mercury and Mars in the same sector and working in harmony today, you could be especially active in this manner, and possibly assuming a leadership role. There is a tendency to want to resolve an old problem, particularly friendship related. You might also be interested in reviving an old idea.
The Sun is transiting your career and reputation sector until June 21st, dear Virgo, stimulating your ambition. You are more goal-oriented at this time of year, and especially focused on, and invested in, performance, responsibilities, accomplishments, image, and life-plan goals. You could find yourself in higher demand than usual, and possibly also quite accountable – people are noticing what you’re doing, and what you’re not doing. You’d be wise to wait until after Mercury’s retrograde and the New Moon that will occur in this same sector of your chart (June 16th) to launch important new projects, the coming weeks are strong for laying the groundwork. Today can be very productive. You could be going over old ideas, projects, or plans and discovering a gem. Your need to take action today is strong – it’s a good time to honor a need to take charge of your life.
The Sun is transiting your adventure sector until June 21st, Libra, and while it’s been in this sector for a couple of days, you begin to really feel it today with Mercury and Mars, already in this same area of your chart, joining forces. The desire to break the usual routine in order to engage your mind and your spirit is strong now. This transit turns your attention to your broader life-affirming goals as well as your need to truly experience life beyond the ordinary. Plans can be big or small, but it’s a great time to make them. You may be hungry for fresh knowledge, and reaching out beyond your usual bounds in order to stimulate your mind. Tastes are a little more exotic now. Today, you can be inspired by friends to do something new, to dream up new plans, or to revive an old project. Watch for a tendency to speak before thinking about what you’re saying. Otherwise, enjoy the good vibes.
The Sun is currently transiting your solar eighth house, dear Scorpio, and will continue to light up this sector of your chart until June 21st. This house rules sharing on intimate and financial levels, personal empowerment, attachments, and deep emotions. Support, whether emotional or material (or both), is a big focus now, and more easily attracted. During this cycle, what lies below the surface of matters is more important to you than what you are seeing right in front of you. Power plays between you and others could be an issue, but aim to rise above them and instead find ways to increase your level of intimacy – with a partner, and with yourself. You can learn a lot about your own motivations and about others through observation. Today, there is a strong tendency to look to the past for answers, and for inspiration. Research is favored, as well as anything that requires great mental effort.
The Sun is moving through your partnership sector until June 21st, dear Sagittarius. This is a cycle in which others in your life assume more important to you, and when you are more sociable, conciliatory, and willing to compromise. You are looking at things from two sides, more aware of imbalances, and eager to make changes to restore order to your life. In order to relate well with someone on a one-to-one basis, you need to have a strong sense of self – of where you stand, what you want, and so forth. Ideally, the last couple of days have brought you to this point. There can be a strong emphasis on taking action regarding a relationship or with a significant other. In fact, you may discover that you get a lot more done with someone than on your own right now, and this can be especially fulfilling. You may be reviewing the past and coming to important conclusions.
The Sun is transiting your solar sixth house until June 21st, dear Capricorn, making this an ideal period for renewing your work and health goals and for taking charge of your self-care programs. Firming up your routines can be in focus now, but so can taking pride in what you do and how you take care of yourself and finding joy in these things. You’re more aware of the things in your life that are NOT working during this cycle, and the best way to handle this energy is to use it in your favor – fix problems and take care of details so that your life runs more smoothly. It’s a time for focusing on cultivating positive habits and routines. Today, you’re inclined to want to really sink your teeth into a project and to take charge. Motivation to revive an old project or to reorganize some area of your life can be strong, and doing so can be very rewarding now.
The Sun is transiting your solar fifth house until June 21st, dear Aquarius, bringing out your more playful, outgoing qualities and a stronger focus on fun, pleasure, and creative expression. While the Sun began this transit two days ago, you’ll begin to really feel it now with Mercury and Mars joining forces in this same sector of your chart. This is a creative period in the year, and for some, it’s especially romantic. Love and attraction might be on your mind more than usual, creative projects may be renewed or refreshed, new avenues for self-expression and entertainment can open up, and the need for positive feedback is very strong. Today, there can be strong motivation to review old projects and possibly relationships in order to make more sense of them. Some of you may be deciding to revive a shelved project or idea, and others could be motivated to put something behind you. Either way, energy is progressive and fresh. Do watch, however, for a tendency to speak too intellectually about a matter that requires more sensitivity.
The Sun is transiting your home and family sector until June 21st, dear Pisces, and your attention is drawn to your personal life and domestic concerns. While outside responsibilities are important, your larger focus is best turned to making yourself feel comfortable at home and in your own skin. Building up inner strength and nurturing the self as well as loved ones are in the spotlight in the coming weeks. It’s a good time for taking more pride in your home and for improving living conditions and family relations. Mercury and Mars are already influencing this area of your solar chart, and today, may stimulate you to take action on recent ideas for making improvements. They can also stimulate conversations about the past with a productive, progressive slant – you are anxious to put the negative behind you.
*Remember to read horoscopes for your Ascendant sign and Sun sign.
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If you’re astrologically inclined and interested in the details of the Astrology of today, here are the factors considered in the forecasts:
Date & Time: 23 May 2015 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: 23 May 2015 5:28 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Sqq Chi
Description: Transiting Moon SesquiSquare Transiting Chiron
Hurt feelings may be opportunities for healing. Now is the time for building bridges, not burning them.
Date & Time: 23 May 2015 9:15 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Sxt Mar
Description: Transiting Moon Sextile Transiting Mars
We are more courageous and able to take the lead. We are in tune with our natural desires and instincts. We express our feelings honestly. We are independent, resourceful, and brave.
Date & Time: 23 May 2015 10:02 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Sxt Nod
Description: Transiting Moon Sextile Transiting North Node
A good time for dealing with the public, for making connections, and for taking positive steps towards a personal or professional goal. You are able to make changes. This is a feel-good time for embracing new opportunities.
Date & Time: 23 May 2015 10:55 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Opp Cer
Description: Transiting Moon Opposition Transiting Ceres
We may feel unsupported or uncomfortable about supporting or nurturing others. Alternatively, we might be frustrated dealing with neediness in others. We could be insecure, fearful of rejection or separation. Positively, we might discover our own needs, fears, and comfort zones.
Date & Time: 23 May 2015 12:31 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Qnx Nep
Description: Transiting Moon Quincunx Transiting Neptune
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.
Date & Time: 23 May 2015 12:36 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Sqq Ves
Description: Transiting Moon SesquiSquare 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: 23 May 2015 2:13 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Pll Jun
Description: Transiting Moon Parallel Transiting Juno
Date & Time: 23 May 2015 3:19 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Sqq Pal
Description: Transiting Moon SesquiSquare Transiting Pallas
We may be concerned about what others are thinking of us now, and can be sensitive to negativity and criticism, or what we perceive as such. We might not understand one another, and can be at odds with one another on a mental or intellectual level. Someone’s belief or idea can make us feel insecure or out of sorts, or otherwise rub us the wrong way.
Date & Time: 23 May 2015 5:34 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Sxt Mer
Description: Transiting Moon Sextile Transiting Mercury
Ideas flow freely. We express feelings with clarity and thoughts with sensitivity. An excellent time for cooperative projects. A good time for taking tests, writing, promoting, public speaking, and studying.
Date & Time: 23 May 2015 11:21 pm
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: 23 May 2015 4:00 am
Event: Tr-Tr Sun Cpl Plu
Description: Transiting Sun ContraParallel Transiting Pluto
Date & Time: 23 May 2015 7:20 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mer Pll Mar
Description: Transiting Mercury Parallel Transiting Mars
Date & Time: 23 May 2015 5:01 am
Event: Tr-Tr Ven Sqq Sat
Description: Transiting Venus SesquiSquare Transiting Saturn
Interactions may not be flowing freely. There can be some concern about feelings, loyalties, money, and relationships. We are not as demonstrative and perhaps less appreciative. Small obstacles or hurdles require patience.
Date & Time: 23 May 2015 10:01 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mar Tri Nod
Description: Transiting Mars Trine Transiting North Node
We have the chance to reassess our goals and realign ourselves with our purpose. Challenges are exciting. We can feel that we are heading in the right direction. New opportunities abound to help us achieve our desires. Someone may be giving us a helping hand.
Agile, versatile, inquisitive, flowing, conversational, airy, many ideas. Can be volatile, superficial, changeable, restless and inconsistent.
Self-confident, generous, warm-hearted, powerful leader, dramatic. Can be overly proud, vain, extravagant, arrogant.
There can be a lack of desire, interest, or skills regarding practical affairs. We may not be very much in touch with reality. Difficulties concentrating, grounding ourselves.
We tend to favor rational, objective thought over emotions, impulses, and feelings at this time. We are more intellectual, fair-minded, and logical in our approach, Ideas flow easily and quickly, we are more communicative and guided by principles, and also somewhat dispassionate or impersonal.
We are flexible, adaptable, willing, open to change, and possibly flighty or nervous.
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 23rd:
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 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 life time).
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
SEXTILE MERCURY Orb 2°55′ Applying
You have the opportunity to express your feelings and thoughts well. You can make decisions based on a blend of heart and mind.
SEXTILE MARS Orb 1°19′ Separating
You are self-assured and assertive with the ability to achieve your ambitions.
CONJUNCTION JUPITER Orb 6°05′ Applying
You have a generous and expansive nature. You take an optimistic view on life, and few things seem too far-fetched. You enjoy adventure.
QUINCUNX NEPTUNE Orb 0°16′ Applying
You tend to be a martyr. You need to learn to say no and indulge yourself.
THE SUN IN GEMINI
You are curious, communicative, versatile and talkative. You may be unreliable and evasive.
3RD DEGREE OF GEMINI
Part of Body: Upper right pulmonary lobe
Sabian Symbol: The garden of the tuileries.
ASPECTS OF THE SUN
CONJUNCTION MARS Orb 5°54′ Applying
You are hard working and energetic, and can be impulsive. You have a love of adventure, anything that provides an outlet for your boundless energy. You initiate, and take risks, at times acting too impulsively.
OPPOSITION SATURN Orb 0°37′ Separating
You feel that forces are against you in life. You are always stopped from doing what you want. As a child, a father figure, may have been strict and imposing. As an adult you continue to feel this restrictions. You may also fear pushing beyond the restrictions. Your challenge is to create your own rules and beliefs on which to build your life.
MERCURY IN GEMINI
You love conversation and information. You are a fast talker, who likes to collect and network knowledge and data. You enjoy books, letters, magazines, the media, computers and anything else that helps you learn and communicate.
13TH DEGREE OF GEMINI
Part of Body: Pulmonary veins
Sabian Symbol: World famous pianist giving a concert performance.
ASPECTS OF MERCURY
CONJUNCTION MARS Orb 4°14′ Applying
You are a forthright and powerful speaker. You enjoy a thought-provoking discussion.
SQUARE NEPTUNE Orb 2°38′ Applying
You have difficulty using your powers of discrimination. Your own thoughts and opinions are vague and confused and difficult to pin down.
VENUS IN CANCER
You place emphasis on family relations. You will form strong emotional bonds within your own tribe. You may have an emotional need for financial security.
17TH DEGREE OF CANCER
Part of Body: Duodenal opening of pancreatic duct
Sabian Symbol: The germ grows into knowledge and life.
ASPECTS OF VENUS
SQUARE URANUS Orb 2°02′ Applying
You are restless and lack commitment in your personal relationships. You are wilful and see anyone else’s claim on you as an obstacle to your freedom of self- expression. You need to learn to compromise and enjoy your partner’s unique contribution to your life.
OPPOSITION PLUTO Orb 1°41′ Separating
Drama plays a key role in your personal relationships. You are obsessed with the concept of love and desire and expect your loved ones to share your intensity. Your relationships are strewn with struggles for power and control, and possibly violence. You need to direct your energies into a demanding, creative pursuit.
TRINE CHIRON Orb 4°11′ Applying
You are a gifted healer and a teacher. You have the voice of experience which gives you empathy with other people. You have a talent for seeing the beauty in your loved ones and helping them heal their psychological wounds and realise their full potential.
MARS IN GEMINI
You like to initiate ideas and spread information. You are assertive, although you can resort to evasive behaviour.
9TH DEGREE OF GEMINI
Part of Body: Pulmonary arteries
Sabian Symbol: A quiver filled with arrows.
ASPECTS OF MARS
SQUARE NEPTUNE Orb 1°35′ Applying
You have the ability to develop great creative power but you need to avoid drugs and alcohol. You may have allergies to drugs or have food intolerances.
JUPITER IN LEO
You are benevolent, generous and fun loving. You are on an enthusiastic search for creative expression. You may also have a love of children.
16TH DEGREE OF LEO
Part of Body: Left atrium
Sabian Symbol: Sunshine just after a storm.
ASPECTS OF JUPITER
TRINE URANUS Orb 3°25′ Applying
You have an enormous ability and energy to achieve your goals. You set out to make changes in society and can do much. You avoid restriction and may live an unconventional life, breaking new ground in ways of living.
QUINCUNX PLUTO Orb 0°17′ Separating
You are enthusiastic about your ideals or your ideas. You will need to learn that others don’t always agree with you. They may not want you to help. They may not want to applaud your effort.
SATURN IN SAGITTARIUS
You may be committed to higher education and have a strict moral code. You are also an easygoing and optimistic worker.
2ND DEGREE OF SAGITTARIUS
Part of Body: Pelvic girdle
Sabian Symbol: The ocean covered with whitecaps.
URANUS IN ARIES
(1928 – 1934) It is important to note that Uranus spends a long time in each sign, and therefore the interpretation applies to a generation rather than the individual. For a more individual interpretation look at the house position. This is the generation of initiative and spontaneity. It indicates the breaking down of old structures and the emerging of the new.
19TH DEGREE OF ARIES
Part of Body: Corpus callosum cerebri
Sabian Symbol: The magic carpet.
ASPECTS OF URANUS
SQUARE PLUTO Orb 3°43′ Separating
Your generation works hard to use your power to right the wrongs you perceive in society. First you must learn to control that power in your own life.
NEPTUNE IN PISCES
It is important to note that Neptune takes about 164 years to make a complete cycle, spending about thirteen years in each sign. Therefore the interpretation of Neptune in the Sign applies to a generation rather than the individual. For a more individual interpretation look at the house position. This generation may possess the ability to be at-one with God. They may be able to express their spirituality through visions and art. They may also be inspirational teachers, conscious of wholeness.
10TH DEGREE OF PISCES
Part of Body: Left metatarsals
Sabian Symbol: An aviator in the clouds.
PLUTO IN CAPRICORN
It is important to note that Pluto takes about 248 years to make a complete cycle, spending 12 to 32 years in each sign. Therefore the interpretation of Pluto in its sign applies to a generation rather than the individual. For a more individual interpretation look at the house position. This is the generation of a change in world government. This generation will posses the ability to transform old structures into new and enduring ones.
16TH DEGREE OF CAPRICORN
Part of Body: Condyle of right tibia
Sabian Symbol: Boys and girls in gymnasium suits.
CHIRON IN PISCES
You will have difficulty gaining your own sense of individuality. You have an ability to feel others’ pain and may need to detach and meditate. You may also suffer from your own deep and personal grief. You may work for or serve within a healing institution.
22ND DEGREE OF PISCES
Part of Body: Achilles tendon of right foot
Sabian Symbol: A man bringing down the new law from sinai.
VESTA IN PISCES
You work best when you are striving for service to humanity. You are committed to making the world a better place for everyone. You feel overwhelmed by work unless you focus on service to others.
25TH DEGREE OF PISCES
Part of Body: Left distal tibio-fibular joint
Sabian Symbol: The purging of the priesthood.
PALLAS IN SAGITTARIUS
You possess the ability to see the big picture. You enjoy philosophical discussions and can include all cultures. You are a defender of truth.
27TH DEGREE OF SAGITTARIUS
Part of Body: Gluteal muscles
Sabian Symbol: The sculptor’s vision is taking form.
JUNO IN LEO
You want to be proud of your partner, and for them to take pride in you. You want to have fun, romance, and creativity within your relationship.
17TH DEGREE OF LEO
Part of Body: Right auricle
Sabian Symbol: Volunteer church choir makes social event of rehearsal.
CERES IN AQUARIUS
You feel cared for when others accept and encourage your sense of individuality. You feel comforted when surrounded by groups of people. You teach others to accept their eccentricities.
9TH DEGREE OF AQUARIUS
Part of Body: Skin of right lower leg
Sabian Symbol: A flag turned into an eagle.
HYGEIA IN CANCER
Your health may be closely linked to your home environment. Any disruptions in the home may spark bouts of ill health. You may be concerned for your family’s health.
19TH DEGREE OF CANCER
Part of Body: Ampulla of bile duct
Sabian Symbol: A priest performing a marriage ceremony.
ASTRAEA IN GEMINI
You have difficulty making up your mind. You prefer to keep your options open and may miss opportunities to learn new ideas.
1ST DEGREE OF GEMINI
Part of Body: Trachea
Sabian Symbol: A glass-bottomed boat drifts over undersea wonders.
THE NORTH NODE
THE NORTH NODE IN LIBRA
This is a quest to learn co-operation. You have a tendency to want your own way and to force your opinions onto others. You need to develop selflessness, the ability to share and a sensitivity to the needs of other people.
9TH DEGREE OF LIBRA
Part of Body: Nerve supply to kidney and renal pelvis
Sabian Symbol: Three old masters hanging in an art gallery.
THE SOUTH NODE
THE SOUTH NODE IN ARIES
This is a quest to learn co-operation. You have a tendency to want your own way and to force your opinions onto others. You need to develop selflessness, the ability to share and a sensitivity to the needs of other people.
9TH DEGREE OF ARIES
Part of Body: Lens of eye
Sabian Symbol: A crystal gazer.
*** ASPECTS TO FIXED STARS ***
Transits 23 May 2015 – Event Chart
Aspects to Sun 02°Ge12 +20°36′
Cnj 02°Ge17 MIRFAK Challenge-oriented.
Aspects to Jup 15°Le31 +17°01′
Cnj 15°Le24 DUBHE Loving but forceful
Aspects to Plu 15°Cp13 -20°32′
Cnj 15°Cp32 VEGA Charismatic, magical, lucky
Aspects to Pal 26°Sg10 +24°21′
Cnj 25°Sg57 ACULEUS Enduring attacks but success
Aspects to Ast 00°Ge15 +16°32′
Cnj 00°Ge12 ALCYONE Mystical but judgmental.
Aspects to Nod 08°Li26 -03°20′
Cnj 09°Li10 DIADEM To sacrifice oneself.