- The Moon is in Aries.
- The Moon is waning and in its Last Quarter phase until 10:39 AM, after which the Moon is in its Waning Crescent phase.
- The Last Quarter Moon occurred on the 18th and the New Moon will occur on May 25th.
The Moon is in your sign all day, dear Aries, and this is the time of the month for emotional refreshment and the turning over of a new leaf. You’re particularly interested in coming to a better balance in your relationships in the month ahead. It’s an excellent time for developing or discovering creative channels for expressing your feelings. In the first half of the day, you may have some difficulty focusing, particularly as emotional or personal matters tend to take over your brain. Later today, however, it’s far easier to found satisfying outlets for expressing and enjoying yourself.
In the first half of the day, dear Taurus, you can find yourself quite distracted. There is a strong urge to get things done with you at this time, but your attention is divided, and you can find it difficult prioritizing or concentrating. You might miss important details as a result. There’s a tendency to misjudge how much effort (or money) a project requires. Your desire to go your own way and follow your interests can clash with your dedication to a home project or family activity. As the day advances, you’re likely to find easier channels of focus or for enjoyment. The Moon in your solar twelfth house all day suggests the need to withdraw or unwind to get your bearings.
Some tendencies to be on the fence and bothered about it continue this morning, dear Gemini. Your ruler, Mercury, positioned in your privacy sector, forms a square with Vesta in your communications sector. As much as you want to get a project going or speak up about a matter, another part of you is shying away from it, hesitant, or undecided. As the day advances, while you may not get to a firm, confident decision, you are likely to find plenty of things to enjoy. Activities with friends or those that bring you closer to your goals can be satisfying now. There is a unique charm in your dealings with others today, and others are attracted to your energy and enthusiasm.
There can be some conflict of values or a disagreement about boundaries, money, or possessions in the first half of the day, dear Cancer. Alternatively, this can be a time when your attention is divided between business and friendship and it can be difficult to focus on either one with much commitment. Playing something safe or experimenting with new approaches can both appeal equally today. While indecision is a bit painful this morning, as the day advances, you’re likely to focus on easier or happier matters. You’re coming across particularly well at work or publicly now. You can be very resourceful, drawing readily upon experience and wisdom to solve problems.
In the first half of the day, you may feel a little torn between your responsibilities and your sense of adventure, dear Leo. It’s also all too easy to become distracted and to divide your attention, which can play with productivity and possibly lead to indecision or poor decisions. Try not to pressure yourself now. It can be difficult to discipline yourself today, as much as you want to do something useful and productive. As the day advances, you’re likely to put your troubles aside long enough to enjoy yourself. You’re in particularly good shape sharing ideas with others and with learning activities, teamwork, and teaching or guiding.
There is a tendency to remain indecisive or to make poorly researched decisions in the first half of the day, dear Virgo. Your ability to concentrate is compromised now, and while you have every intention of going deep on an issue or disciplining yourself to handle a matter, your mind seems to wander. You may need to feed it something light or different to get back on track! As the day advances, even if decisions are still pending, you are better able to enjoy yourself and take the pressure off. You might have a satisfying heart to heart with someone or decide to keep something to yourself and feel good about doing so. You can be very helpful in conversations with others or when it comes to smoothing over tricky areas. Focusing on simple, tried and true activities that keep your mind from overthinking can be your best bet later today.
In the first half of today, dear Libra, you’re likely to find it difficult to concentrate or come to firm decisions. Whether or not to communicate your feelings can be an issue now, but it can be hard to decide as you might wonder if it will serve you well or set you back. It may be best not to make a hasty move or communicate about something prematurely. It’s better to become more confident about what you actually feel about a matter before sharing, simply because today is a little tricky when it comes to understanding one another. Later today, you have a rather easy time getting along with others, particularly if you focus on positive activities rather than worry about the particulars or overthink things.
You continue to find emotional satisfaction in taking care of business today, dear Scorpio. Things that are out of place or order can frustrate you, but you’re quick to tackle projects and problems that you might prefer to ignore or work around on another day. The first half of today may be a little tricky, however, if you need to concentrate. You can feel committed and dedicated to your work or an endeavor, but your mind just doesn’t seem to cooperate as you think about relationships or social matters that interfere with concentration. Later today, however, you find it natural to take action rather than think too much about your next step. You find gratification in helping someone out now.
The Moon continues its transit of your creative, playful solar fifth house all day, dear Sagittarius, and you’re looking for creative outlets for expressing your feelings. The first half of the day can be a little tense, however, mainly due to a conflict between Mercury and Vesta that leaves you feeling divided on a matter. As much as you’d like to be productive and concentrate, your mind tends to wander, particularly to small problems that distract you from the bigger-picture thinking you’d prefer to do. As the day advances, however, it’s easier to let go of the tendency to overthink things. Particularly good energy is with you for interacting with a special someone. You have a special charm with love interests, partners, and loved ones today.
There can be a mismatch between your desires to be productive and your ability to concentrate or your mindset today, dear Capricorn. As much as you’d like to throw yourself into a project or investigate a matter further, your mind seems to wander, or you feel that you can’t concentrate well enough to commit to it. There can also be a mismatch between personal goals and family needs today. You may need to give others and yourself some space until patience returns. As the day advances, you find it far easier to enjoy yourself as you put decision-making aside and concentrate on activities that you know will fulfill you or keep you busy.
Energy levels and discipline seem to clash today, dear Aquarius, particularly when it comes to your input in a relationship or shared activities. Your attention is divided, and it can be quite difficult to deal with personal or family matters and remain emotionally or mentally present in a partnership or one-on-one situation. However, as the day advances, you can find it easier to focus on more empowering or positive matters. Creative writing or speaking can be in focus and successful. This can be informal or not, but it can feel good to find outlets for expressing yourself or talking about what interests and excites you.
In the first half of the day, you can feel a little divided in your attention between personal interests and duties, dear Pisces. While you may want very much to focus on one or the other, you’re easily distracted. Emotionally, you’re seeking an anchor today, and you’re more likely to find it in the second half of the day. Family or home projects can be positive, and you’re willing to take action to make things more secure, safe, and comfortable. This is a good time for focusing on your priorities. The chance to improve or update your methods can arise.
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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: May 22 2017 0:00 am
Event: Moon in Aries
Description: The Moon in Aries
We are itching to take action and to pioneer something. All things equal, this is a time to begin new projects. Exercise patience and selflessness where possible, but embrace Aries’ courage and directness. Look out for new opportunities.
Date & Time: May 22 2017 1:31 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Pll Pal
Description: Transiting Moon Parallel Transiting Pallas
Date & Time: May 22 2017 5:30 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Sqq Nod
Description: Transiting Moon SesquiSquare Transiting North Node
There may be the need to pause to adjust things before moving plans forward. We could feel at odds with others on an emotional level. Public relations are not as favorable now.
Date & Time: May 22 2017 5:38 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Opp Jup
Description: Transiting Moon Opposition Transiting Jupiter
We could be suffering the consequences of recent excesses. We might be stirred to make a promise or a statement, but it could be over the top or unrealistic. Differences of opinion could be an issue now. It can be difficult to be objective.
Date & Time: May 22 2017 8:58 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Pll Chi
Description: Transiting Moon Parallel Transiting Chiron
Date & Time: May 22 2017 10:08 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Cnj Ven
Description: Transiting Moon Conjunction 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. There is increased sensitivity, affection, and warmth. Love is grand! Affection, love, and romance are in the air.
Date & Time: May 22 2017 10:37 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon SSq Sun
Description: Transiting Moon SemiSquare Transiting Sun
What we feel and what we think we should do can be at odds with one another temporarily. There can be discontent or indecisiveness. We could be feeling out of sorts. Tensions will pass.
Date & Time: May 22 2017 12:36 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Sqr Jun
Description: Transiting Moon Square Transiting Juno
There may be clinging or controlling behavior if we are driven by our fears. Hypersensitivity and moodiness are possible. Tread lightly with tricky emotional issues.
Date & Time: May 22 2017 1:54 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Cnj Pal
Description: Transiting Moon Conjunction Transiting Pallas
This is a time of imagination and intuition when we can draw upon our internal wisdom. 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: May 22 2017 2:43 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Sqr Plu
Description: Transiting Moon Square Transiting Pluto
Deeper feelings emerge suddenly, and possibly in a disruptive way. We may be overreacting or going to extremes. Wait for the tension to subside before taking action.
Date & Time: May 22 2017 3:25 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Cpl Jup
Description: Transiting Moon ContraParallel Transiting Jupiter
Date & Time: May 22 2017 6:35 pm
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: May 22 2017 9:26 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Pll Ven
Description: Transiting Moon Parallel Transiting Venus
Date & Time: May 22 2017 11:27 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Cpl Jun
Description: Transiting Moon ContraParallel Transiting Juno
Date & Time: May 22 2017 11:53 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon SSq Cer
Description: Transiting Moon SemiSquare Transiting Ceres
Date & Time: May 22 2017 8:59 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mer Sqr Ves
Description: Transiting Mercury Square Transiting Vesta
There can be distractions and difficulty focusing now, and important details may be missed in the process. There may be a superficial interest in a project or a misjudgment of how much effort something requires.
Strong Signs, Elements, Modes
Initiating, pioneering energy. Independent, bold, courageous, assertive, fiery, inspirational, direct, decisive. Can be egotistical, impulsive, impatient, aggressive, lacking subtlety.
Agile, versatile, inquisitive, flowing, conversational, airy, many ideas. Can be volatile, superficial, changeable, restless and inconsistent.
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.
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
We may be open to change but may not have much follow-through.
LUNAR PHASE: BALSAMIC
Moon less than 45 degrees behind the Sun.
Time to tie up loose ends, review, reflect, let go, and edit.
The following aspects (major only) and positions are at noon (EDT) on May 22nd:
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 ARIES
We are itching to take action and to pioneer something. All things equal, this is a time to begin new projects. Exercise patience and selflessness where possible, but embrace Aries’ courage and directness. Look for new opportunities.
18TH DEGREE OF ARIES
Part of Body: Nerve connections – synapses
Sabian Symbol: An empty hammock.
ASPECTS OF THE MOON
CONJUNCTION VENUS Orb 1°02′ Separating
We are less inhibited and more willing to indulge ourselves. Decorating, beauty treatments, the arts, creative pursuits, parties, dates, and recreation are generally favored now. There is increased sensitivity, affection, and warmth.
SEXTILE MARS Orb 3°47′ Applying
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, and are more independent, resourceful, or brave.
OPPOSITION JUPITER Orb 3°48′ Separating
We may be going overboard or to excess now. Emotional restlessness, high expectations. Difficulties focusing on responsibilities; difficulties prioritzing. We are looking for fun or for something to celebrate, and turn to others to share our good feelings.
CONJUNCTION URANUS Orb 9°02′ Applying
This can be a time when we feel a need to make a change, however big or small, and we may feel compelled to experiment or improvise. We don’t want to feel restricted by routine or convention now.
SQUARE PLUTO Orb 1°38′ Applying
Unacknowledged feelings can emerge in possibly disruptive ways. We may be acting in compulsive or possessive ways now.
THE SUN IN GEMINI
You are curious, communicative, versatile and talkative. You may be unreliable and evasive.
2ND DEGREE OF GEMINI
Part of Body: Oesophagus
Sabian Symbol: Santa clause filling stockings furtively.
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.
7TH DEGREE OF TAURUS
Part of Body: Vocal cords
Sabian Symbol: A woman of samaria comes to draw water from the well.
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.
17TH DEGREE OF ARIES
Part of Body: Vertebral canal
Sabian Symbol: Two prim spinsters sitting together in silence.
ASPECTS OF VENUS
OPPOSITION JUPITER Orb 2°46′ Separating
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.
SQUARE PLUTO Orb 2°41′ Applying
Perception of value is skewed by fear or desire. There can be envy, jealousy, and manipulation now. Issues of over-attachment can arise. There can be difficulties controlling desires in relationships.
MARS IN GEMINI
You like to initiate ideas and spread information. You are assertive, although you can resort to evasive behaviour.
22ND DEGREE OF GEMINI
Part of Body: Upper arm
Sabian Symbol: Dancing couples crowd the barn in a harvest festival.
ASPECTS OF MARS
OPPOSITION SATURN Orb 4°52′ Applying
You are pulled between expressing your energy and holding it back. Sometimes you are assertive and other times you can’t be bothered. This may stem from your childhood when a father figure restricted your independence. Your goal is to blend the two energies so that you can then achieve success from self discipline.
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°24′ 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°22′ Separating
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 2°00′ 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.
7TH DEGREE OF LEO
Part of Body: Left coronary vein
Sabian Symbol: The constellations in the sky.
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.
19TH DEGREE OF ARIES
Part of Body: Corpus callosum cerebri
Sabian Symbol: The magic carpet.
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.
18TH DEGREE OF CAPRICORN
Part of Body: Ligaments of right knee
Sabian Symbol: The union jack flies from a new british destroyer.
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.
10TH DEGREE OF GEMINI
Part of Body: Hilum of lungs
Sabian Symbol: Aeroplane, after a nose-dive, rights itself gracefully
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 22 May 2017 – Event Chart
Aspects to Sun 01°Ge44 +20°30′
Cnj 02°Ge18 MIRFAK Challenge-oriented.
Aspects to Mar 21°Ge17 +23°57′
Cnj 22°Ge05 CAPELLA Love of movement
Cnj 21°Ge10 BELLATRIX ** Success through the Shadow.
Aspects to Sat 26°Sg10 -22°00′
Cnj 25°Sg58 ACULEUS Enduring attacks but success
Aspects to Jun 17°Cp52 -05°37′
Cnj 16°Cp52 RUKBAT Steadiness and strength.
Aspects to Cer 09°Ge29 +20°46′
Cnj 10°Ge01 ALDEBARAN *** Success through integrity
Aspects to BMo 10°Sg56 -17°06′
Cnj 10°Sg00 ANTARES *** Success which can be obsessive