- The Moon is in Aquarius.
- The Moon is waning and in its Waning Gibbous phase.
- The Full Moon occurred on the 10th in the sign of Scorpio, and the Last Quarter Moon will occur tomorrow.
- Mercury is direct and in its post-retrograde shadow until May 20th.
- Venus is in its post-retrograde shadow until May 18th.
- Mercury spends its first full day in Taurus (Mercury is in Taurus May 16-June 6).
You may be dealing with unfinished business from the past, and this is affecting current relationships, dear Aries, with Jupiter in an awkward angle to Neptune. Things you’ve avoided can weigh on you now, or they could have you feeling a little guilty about enjoying yourself. Alternatively, you can be craving support, but part of you needs a break. Disappointments may be some of the reason for feeling a little drained and unsure of your next step. You might consider working on problem areas one step at a time. Because this aspect can contribute to a feeling of being overwhelmed, starting small makes the most sense now. As well, check expectations. As the day advances, you feel stronger and more grounded. Focus on things you can control for best results. You’re heading into a couple of powerful days.
Restlessness is stirred today and to some extent all week with a Jupiter-Neptune aspect highlighting diverging needs, dear Taurus. Lack of clarity in your social life or with a long-term project or dream can affect your work and even your feelings of well-being now. You may need to adjust your expectations. Concentrate on making refinements, adjustments, and edits rather than bold moves, and think about what kind of bigger improvements can be done going forward. As the day advances, you’re likely to feel more emotionally present and ready to make the best of things. The Moon at the top of your solar chart suggests you have the chance to shine, particularly in your work or as a leader or manager in some capacity. Others tend to follow your lead now.
There can be minor but notable moodiness or annoying problems to handle again today, dear Gemini, but also plenty of chances to express yourself satisfyingly. Jupiter in your creative sector this year encourages you to have fun, express yourself without apology, and tap into your creativity. However, Neptune challenges Jupiter today, as it did in October and will do so again in July, bringing back a recurring theme of a lack of direction or unclear responsibilities that seem to get in the way of your pursuits. Aim to either accept ambiguities and make the best of today or resolve to work harder on defining your goals and commitments going forward. It may be that responsibilities that you’ve been avoiding lurk at the back of your mind and interfere with immediate enjoyment, current relationships, or your creative output. As the day advances and strengthening tomorrow, you’re inclined to focus on the positive.
A longer-term aspect comes into stronger focus today, dear Cancer, and points to some discontent or need to make adjustments to plans. Lack of direction or answers about educational, travel, or legal matters can affect the enjoyment of family, down time, or home life. Restlessness can keep you from doing, learning, and growing, so aim to get off the fence and pursue your activities wholeheartedly. However, since you have a great love of sticking around the home or with the familiar these days, try to pay proper attention to both needs rather than feel that you need to make a choice between filling one need or the other. As the day advances, you’re able to focus on those things that make you feel positive and on top of things.
A longer-term aspect comes into stronger focus today, dear Leo, and you may feel some discontent, or you may be dealing with confusing choices. Nebulousness or lack of clarity in your intimate life or wth support or finances can infringe upon your enjoyment of personal interests, daily affairs, and relationships. For some of you, the desire to take on new projects, studies, and interests is strong, but you may need to work out matters of finances and support before pushing ahead. Ambiguities with a partner may slow you down until you iron out the details. As the day advances, however, you find it easier to focus on those things and people that make you feel anchored and directed. Socially, you’re sparkling.
A longer-term aspect with you since October comes into stronger focus today and this week, dear Virgo, and can stimulate some restlessness or confusion related to close relationships, your social life, money, or business. The tendency to worry about money should be avoided unless this prompts you to take real steps to improve matters. Nebulousness in a partnership or the world of close relationships can affect your enjoyment of other areas of life today. You may be craving more solidity, support, and emotional presence from others, but you might also feel a little suffocated if you receive too much attention! Wavering between wanting to take care of yourself and wanting to lean on someone is possible now, and may confuse both you and others! Uncertainties can be vaguely undermining now, but focusing on them will get you nowhere. As the day advances, you’re in a better position to focus on what you know works for you.
A longer-term aspect with you since October comes into strong focus today, dear Libra. This influence will be with you until July, but its themes can be prominent this week. Jupiter in your sign until October encourages you to reach for more from your life than usual. It helps you feel comfortable moving out of your comfort zone! However, Jupiter clashing with Neptune points to a lingering problem involving disorderliness in your daily affairs or physical complaints preventing you from jumping on the opportunities that come your way. Consider ways to improve your schedule to leave room for more spontaneity in your life. As the day advances, it makes sense to focus on small, doable projects that keep you feeling positive and on top of things.
Jupiter and Neptune reach a challenging aspect today, dear Scorpio. This influence first came into effect in October and is coming into exact aspect again today, making its themes rather prominent this week. There can be conflicting needs for expressing and sharing yourself and for keeping to yourself and protecting your privacy. Difficulties finding channels for expressing your creativity or your affections can leave you feeling vaguely unfulfilled. Look for ways to resolve these problems one step at a time by starting small and working from there, as the bigger issue now comes from feeling overwhelmed or not knowing where to begin. You’ll find it easier to focus on enjoyable pursuits without guilt or discontent the more the day advances.
Jupiter forms an awkward angle to Neptune today, dear Sagittarius, and because Jupiter is your ruler, you may feel more out of sorts than other signs. This aspect first came into influence in October and now reaches exact aspect again, making its themes rather prominent this week. You may feel a lack of direction that prevents you from fully enjoying the moment. You may crave an escape from your responsibilities, but doing so can prevent or delay you from moving forward, growing, and improving. Worries or confusion about family or living arrangements or personal insecurities and past experiences can keep you from enjoying friends, new projects, or the pursuit of happiness goals and dreams, so aim to go deep and deal with the root of your problems. As the day advances, you feel far better equipped to focus on the positive in your life. Take small steps for best results.
An aspect that first formed in October is exact again today, dear Capricorn, and its themes can be prominent now. Jupiter in your career and reputation sector encourages confidence in and enjoyment of the pursuit of your goals, taking the lead, performing well, and taking the lead. However, as much as you want to fill your responsibilities, there can be so many distractions in your life or some confusion if news you need hasn’t yet arrived that it’s hard to put your best foot forward and tackle your projects wholeheartedly. There can be a vague but nagging desire to get away, to change the pace of your life, or to do something entirely different than you usually do. While this may not come to pass all at once, you can focus on dreaming up ways to make small changes in your life so that you feel more engaged and connected down the line. With the knowledge that you can’t resolve your problems in one day, your mood can improve if you aim to take small steps towards that goal.
Your needs and desires for expansion, experimentation, adventure, and experience are at odds with your desire for security right now, dear Aquarius, and it can be difficult to know your next step. For some of you, lack of clarity surrounding business or money matters can keep you on the fence. This is due to a recurring Jupiter-Neptune aspect that highlights diverging needs and capabilities. Don’t let this dilemma keep you feeling stuck in the same place, and instead seek out creative ways to fill both needs through a compromise. However, don’t force a decision because you’re restless as this is not an ideal time for clearheadedness. As the day advances, you’re likely to find satisfying channels for expressing yourself. The Moon in your sign all day suggests heightened or colorful emotions and a spirit of emotional renewal.
With Jupiter and Neptune forming an awkward angle today, dear Pisces, now and this week you can experience some feeling of lack of direction or a stronger desire to escape. There may be some exasperation or lack of clarity about a relationship or project now. Watch for a tendency for being indiscriminate with purchases, taking on new projects, and other risky dealings, as judgment can be off right now and the urge for more from life without a plan can lead you to make poor choices. However, it’s a good time to slow down and consider making adjustments in areas of your life that are no longer fulfilling, or simply to take a much-needed break from overdoing or overthinking. The Moon in your privacy sector all day is another good reason to rest and suggests a greater need for repose. As the day advances, it’s easier to find satisfying channels for expressing yourself.
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Astrology of Today – The Details:
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: 17 May 2017 0:00 am
Event: Moon in Aquarius
Description: The Moon in Aquarius
This is generally a good time for social pursuits, group projects, trying something new, joining a group, and networking. A change of pace refreshes. Hobbies, clubs, and groups may demand attention now. It is time to build networks and cooperate. Humanitarian pursuits are highlighted.
Date & Time: 17 May 2017 4:11 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Tri Cer
Description: Transiting Moon Trine Transiting Ceres
We can be feeling pleasantly attached to, or supported by, our loved ones or family. We are seeking out security, nurturing, and warmth, and we are more likely to express these things towards others.
Date & Time: 17 May 2017 12:23 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon SSq Sat
Description: Transiting Moon SemiSquare Transiting Saturn
We could feel burdened, restricted, or limited during this brief influence. We could be feeling a little down on ourselves, excluded, or lonely. There can be some awkwardness or stiffness and difficulty showing affection and feelings. Patience is a virtue right now; otherwise we might succumb to feelings of frustration and sadness. All good things come to those who wait.
Date & Time: 17 May 2017 2:08 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Sxt Ven
Description: Transiting Moon Sextile Transiting Venus
We are less inhibited and more willing to indulge ourselves. Love and romance can be favorable. Decorating, beauty treatments, the arts, creative pursuits, parties, dates, and recreation are generally favored now. Smile, laugh, and enjoy!
Date & Time: 17 May 2017 3:23 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon SSq Chi
Description: Transiting Moon SemiSquare Transiting Chiron
Hurt feelings may be opportunities for healing. Now is the time for building bridges, not burning them.
Date & Time: 17 May 2017 5:15 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Tri Jup
Description: Transiting Moon Trine Transiting Jupiter
We want to do good and to honor our inner code. We don’t sweat the small stuff right now. We are generous with our energy, time, and money. A great time to take up new feel-good opportunities. Show your confidence and optimism and reap the rewards.
Date & Time: 17 May 2017 11:17 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Sxt Pal
Description: Transiting Moon Sextile Transiting Pallas
There is a good ability to successfully combine logic and intuition, and to understand problems taking into account the human element. There is sensitivity to people’s issues now. Cooperation. Effective, sensitive decision making.
Date & Time: 17 May 2017 1:28 am
Event: Tr-Tr Sun Qnx Sat
Description: Transiting Sun Quincunx Transiting Saturn
Responsibilities or reality checks steer us towards making adjustments in plans or goals. Enthusiasm or motivation can wane temporarily.
Date & Time: 17 May 2017 8:05 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mar Qnx Jun
Description: Transiting Mars Quincunx Transiting Juno
We can experience a disconnect in our close relationships. We are not seeing/meeting one another’s needs. There can be a competitive rather than cooperative tone to our interactions, and we might easily turn sour, become frustrated, or feel jealous. Avoid trying to dominate one another.
Date & Time: 17 May 2017 4:36 am
Event: Tr-Tr Jup Qnx Nep
Description: Transiting Jupiter Quincunx Transiting Neptune
This is a time of heightened intuition. Explore the spiritual or artistic side of life. Move beyond prejudice into acceptance of yourself and others.
Strong Signs, Elements, Modes
Initiating, pioneering energy. Independent, bold, courageous, assertive, fiery, inspirational, direct, decisive. Can be egotistical, impulsive, impatient, aggressive, lacking subtlety.
Stable and enduring, strong values, unyielding, earthy, acquisitive, strong desires. Can be stuck, stubborn, overly possessive, self-indulgent.
Humanitarian, innovative, group conscious, progressive, serving others. Can be rebellious, eccentric, aloof, emotionally superficial, overly extroverted.
BALANCE OF ELEMENTS
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
The modes are balanced.
LUNAR PHASE: DISSEMINATING
Moon 135 to 90 degrees behind the Sun.
Sharing our knowledge with the world is a major motivation at this stage. We believe we have gained much knowledge and wisdom through our experiences, and want to ensure others have the benefit as well.
The following aspects (major only) and positions are at noon (EDT) on May 17th:
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 the Moon 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 AQUARIUS
You feel secure with intellect rather than emotions. You may be aloof from emotions, or distrust emotions as irrational and unpredictable. You may have viewed your mother as emotionally erratic.
12TH DEGREE OF AQUARIUS
Part of Body: Left cruciate ligaments
Sabian Symbol: People on stairs graduated upwards.
ASPECTS OF THE MOON
SEXTILE VENUS Orb 1°01′ Applying
We are cooperative, obliging, and kind under this influence. We are more inclined to express our appreciation or affection.
TRINE MARS Orb 6°39′ Applying
Feelings and desires seem to be in sync, making this a good time to take purposeful action. Healthy competition, resourcefulness, courage.
TRINE JUPITER Orb 2°43′ Applying
We can be motivated to honor our inner code. We don’t sweat the small stuff right now. We are generous with our energy, time, and money. A great time to take up new feel-good opportunities. Show your confidence and optimism and reap the rewards.
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.
27TH DEGREE OF TAURUS
Part of Body: Atlas
Sabian Symbol: A woman selling beads.
ASPECTS OF THE SUN
QUINCUNX SATURN Orb 0°26′ Separating
We can become aware of responsibilities or time limitations now that can hold us back from spontaneous, direct choices and actions. Results are delayed, and we need to be patient. This is a time for slowing down in order to make adjustments and edits to our plans.
SEXTILE CHIRON Orb 1°05′ 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.
2ND DEGREE OF TAURUS
Part of Body: Palate
Sabian Symbol: An electrical storm..
ASPECTS OF MERCURY
TRINE SATURN Orb 4°52′ Separating
We are cautious, careful, tuned in to details, and rely on common sense at this time.
CONJUNCTION URANUS Orb 5°02′ Separating
You have an incisive and ingenious mind. Your thoughts and speech are erratic and inventive. You enjoy progressive topics. Your opinions may be ahead of your time.
VENUS IN ARIES
You will pursue a partner ardently and hastily, and yet strive for freedom and independence, once you are in an intimate relationship. You like to be the initiator in relationships, and can be aggressive. You may be a spendthrift.
13TH DEGREE OF ARIES
Part of Body: Ventricles of brain
Sabian Symbol: A bomb which failed to explode is now safely concealed.
ASPECTS OF VENUS
OPPOSITION JUPITER Orb 1°41′ Applying
You are a social climber. You grapple with extravagance, wastefulness and a child-like expectancy that someone will come to your rescue. Your conflict is that you have become dependent on other people and have forgotten how to stand on your own. The lesson is moderation.
MARS IN GEMINI
You like to initiate ideas and spread information. You are assertive, although you can resort to evasive behaviour.
18TH DEGREE OF GEMINI
Part of Body: Second rib
Sabian Symbol: Two chinese men talking chinese (in a western crowd).
ASPECTS OF MARS
TRINE JUPITER Orb 3°55′ Separating
You are enthusiastic with an endless source of energy. You could direct your energy to achievement in sports, politics or travel.
SQUARE NEPTUNE Orb 3°54′ Separating
This is a time for resting, escaping, or taking a break as we reconsider our needs. We might temporarily lose focus or direction.
QUINCUNX PLUTO Orb 1°17′ Applying
Resentment, competitive feelings, or anger may be operating just under the surface, and it can be difficult to know why, or to find satisfying ways to manage it.
JUPITER IN LIBRA
You have a strong concern for justice. You are a diplomatic teacher, and express your spiritual values in your relationships.
14TH DEGREE OF LIBRA
Part of Body: Left inguinal lymph nodes
Sabian Symbol: A noon siesta.
ASPECTS OF JUPITER
QUINCUNX NEPTUNE Orb 0°01′ Separating
You feel a call to serve others perhaps through a profession or through religion. You will need to learn what is reasonable to do for others, and what is over stepping the boundary of your responsibility.
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)
27TH DEGREE OF SAGITTARIUS
Part of Body: Gluteal muscles
Sabian Symbol: The sculptor’s vision is taking form.
ASPECTS OF SATURN
TRINE URANUS Orb 0°10′ Applying
You have a talent for investigation. You look at new ideas and are able then to put them into action. In business you achieve much in your own independent way.
SQUARE CHIRON Orb 1°31′ Separating
There can be fears now of not being competent or effective enough to meet our responsibilities, or we could find it hard to strike out on a unique path, again due to fears or insecurities. The desire to break from the status quo is strong, but we may not have the necessary confidence to do so. We may have difficulties empathizing with others and understanding ourselves.
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).
27TH DEGREE OF ARIES
Part of Body: Fornix/frontal bone
Sabian Symbol: Through imagination, a lost opportunity is regained.
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)
15TH DEGREE OF PISCES
Part of Body: Left cutaneous veins
Sabian Symbol: An officer preparing to drill his men.
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).
20TH DEGREE OF CAPRICORN
Part of Body: Tendons of right knee
Sabian Symbol: A hidden choir singing.
Chiron, Major Asteroids, and Moon’s Nodes: in Sign and in Aspect
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).
29TH DEGREE OF PISCES
Part of Body: Toenails of right foot
Sabian Symbol: A prism.
VESTA IN LEO
You work most creatively when left to your own devices. You feel pride in your work and can be inspired by romance and fun. Play and work are closely linked for you.
5TH DEGREE OF LEO
Part of Body: Right carotid artery
Sabian Symbol: Rock formations at the edge of a precipice.
PALLAS IN ARIES
You have a keen intellect with the ability to come up with exciting, new ideas. You are also happy to risk putting your new ideas into action.
17TH DEGREE OF ARIES
Part of Body: Vertebral canal
Sabian Symbol: Two prim spinsters sitting together in silence.
JUNO IN CAPRICORN
You want a partner who you can respect, and who respects you. You seek long-term commitment and may marry later in life.
19TH DEGREE OF CAPRICORN
Part of Body: Ligaments of left knee
Sabian Symbol: A child of about five with a huge shopping bag.
CERES IN GEMINI
You like those close to you to share their feelings and thoughts and to listen to you. You share information with your loved ones to show them you care. You will suffer when others refuse to talk.
8TH DEGREE OF GEMINI
Part of Body: Bronchi
Sabian Symbol: Around a closed-down factory strikers mill defiantly.
THE NORTH NODE
THE NORTH NODE IN LEO
This a quest to develop your inner strength. You may find that you experience times of loneliness. These times are part of your lesson to forge your own creative life in order to give generously to the world.
29TH DEGREE OF LEO
Part of Body: Atrioventricular septum
Sabian Symbol: A mermaid emerges from the ocean.
THE SOUTH NODE
THE SOUTH NODE IN AQUARIUS
This a quest to develop your inner strength. You may find that you experience times of loneliness. These times are part of your lesson to forge your own creative life in order to give generously to the world.
29TH DEGREE OF AQUARIUS
Part of Body: Left tibia
Sabian Symbol: Butterfly emerging from a chrysalis.
*** CONJUNCTIONS TO SELECT FIXED STARS ***
Transits 17 May 2017 – Event Chart
Aspects to Sun 26°Ta55 +19°28′
Cnj 26°Ta24 ALGOL—Passion and intensity.
Aspects to Mer 01°Ta21 +08°48′
Cnj 00°Ta38 MIRACH In harmony, to be receptive
Aspects to Mar 17°Ge55 +23°39′
Cnj 17°Ge03 RIGEL ** To bring knowledge to others.
Aspects to Sat 26°Sg28 -22°01′
Cnj 25°Sg58 ACULEUS Enduring attacks but success
Aspects to BMo 10°Sg22 -17°00′
Cnj 10°Sg00 ANTARES *** Success which can be obsessive