- The Moon is in Cancer.
- The Moon is waxing and in its New phase until 8:20 PM, after which the Moon is in its Waxing Crescent phase.
- The New Moon occurred on the 25th in the sign of Gemini, and the First Quarter Moon will occur on June 1st.
You’re particularly excited about moving a project, personal interest, communications or transportation initiative forward, dear Aries, but delays and slowdowns are likely. The more you push, the more resistance you meet. Saturn opposing your ruler, Mars, across your communications sector can take the form of criticism that throws your thinking off, a responsibility that slows you down, or a rule you now have to follow. This can be a time of calling out for some. There can be a reminder that you may be limiting your viewpoint or concentrating on the short term rather than the big picture. Communication, mechanical, or transportation problems and breakdowns can figure strongly now. You may feel hemmed in or stifled from expressing yourself. However, workarounds may very well redirect your attention to important details. You’re likely to find that slowing down helps you center yourself.
You may be excited about a venture, purchase, or business idea, dear Taurus, but you can reach a block now in the form of a restriction, reality, or disapproval as Saturn opposes Mars and asks you to check in with reality. This influence may alternatively point to a disagreement about money, values, or boundaries. It’s best to be patient and make adjustments to your plans or wait things out before pushing forward. Getting to a middle ground may involve giving in a little, which may not be easy, especially since you feel you’re in the right! Focusing on what’s best for your long-term interests may help.
Mars in your sign has been energizing you and encouraging more courage, self-assertion, and independence in your life, dear Gemini. Mars faces an opposition to Saturn today, however, pointing to the need to slow down and reassess your path or make adjustments before pushing forward. This may take the form of disapproval, criticism from someone, or a set of circumstances that seems to be blocking you from progressing at the speed you prefer. People, in general, can seem a little bland, boring, or conservative for your liking today! Compromising can be difficult but may ultimately be the smartest way around obstacles for the time being. Today may simply be a reminder that you should attend to projects already in place before zipping ahead and taking on more.
With Mars in your privacy sector these days, dear Cancer, there is often a lot going on behind the scenes in your life. Today’s Mars and Saturn opposition reminds you of your responsibilities, perhaps in a disruptive way, as the need to follow the rules, face reality, or meet a deadline brings you down to earth. This is the time for slowing down, dealing with the need to buckle down with your work, or attending to a small health problem or motivation issue, especially if you’ve been overextending yourself or avoiding your duties. If daily routines are difficult to endure, aim to keep the larger plan or end goal in sight so that you’re not focusing on their monotony.
With Mars in your solar 11th house, you’re in a great position to move projects forward and to enjoy friendships and social activities these days, dear Leo. However, today Mars opposes Saturn and slowdowns, obstacles, or delays are likely to figure strongly, particularly if you’ve been overexerting yourself. Responsibilities in your personal life may need your attention. Saturn serves as a reminder not to take on more initiatives before finishing what you’ve already started. Today is best for hard work attention to detail and conservative rather than bold move. It’s not a day for taking risks. You may feel torn between your personal life and demands from friends or associates. Reaching a compromise can seem difficult now, but is probably the best solution to problems.
With Mars in your career and reputation sector these days, you can be gung-ho about projects, and you’re likely enjoying increased ambition and more exciting work, dear Virgo. Saturn’s opposition to Mars today points to the need to slow down a little to catch your breath and perhaps attend to a responsibility related to home life or family. This can be frustrating as it seems to break the momentum, but ultimately good for you, especially if you’ve been going too hard. Aggravation with an authority figure or family member could be in focus for some of you. Responsibilities in your personal life seem to get in the way of your work or your duties outside of the home. However, this is a good time for centering yourself and making adjustments before pushing ahead with new initiatives.
With Mars in your adventure sector recently, dear Libra, you’re often seeking out ways to break the routine. However, in the process, you haven’t always had the time to deal with your daily responsibilities, and you may have fallen behind in your work, with studies, or with making contact with others. Today, you’re reminded of these duties. For some of you, flaws in your viewpoint may be pointed out, and this can be frustrating. However, it can also be a learning experience. There can be communication or transportation breakdowns or delays to get around, and while these seem to break the momentum, the workarounds you employ for them can draw your attention to areas that need correcting. Recent impatience with details needs some addressing. Do your best not to stress over obstacles, delays, and differences of opinion. Instead, focus on getting the details right to free yourself up for more adventuresome times.
Mars has been transiting your intimacy sector these days, dear Scorpio, and you might often find exciting projects and endeavors that absorb a lot of your time and energy. Others might very often find that you’re in your own little world. Today, responsibilities or duties emerge, pulling you out of your private world and bringing you back down to earth. In a relationship, there can be a clash of values or boundaries, or there may be problems revolving around possessiveness. Financial disagreements can also figure strongly now. Common sense and instincts can be at war, but after wrestling with an issue, you may very well discover that what you wanted very much is not quite as urgent. Today’s energies help you to consider conserving your energy for what truly matters.
With the planet Mars in your partnership sector these days, dear Sagittarius, close relationships can be very animated. Today, you may be seeing a partner or a special someone as too aggressive or impulsive. Others may seem to push and prod you, or they pull your attention away from what you want to do the most. Watch for being overly critical and restrictive with people you care about and consider whether insecurity may be at the root of your frustrations. Someone could seem extravagant, pushy, overbearing, or childish, and you might respond by putting the brakes on. Drawing boundaries may be necessary so aim to be reasonable about doing so. Getting to a compromise and balance is challenging but can also be your best bet.
Mars and Saturn, your ruler, meet via an opposition, setting up a challenge for you today and this week, dear Capricorn. This aspect occurs along your health and service axis, alerting you to areas of life where you’ve been charging ahead too quickly or not giving due consideration to what’s best for you in the long run. The challenge now may be convincing yourself that you have the right to relax! Consider ways to incorporate more time in your routine for attention to your inner world and mental health. Pressures to perform and excel are with you, but you need to make regular time for rest, and the events of today are likely to alert you to this need. The tendency may be to focus on frustrating problems now, but the route to satisfaction is to strive for a better balance in your working life. What feels like a breaking of the momentum may actually be a necessary–but temporary–slow down.
With Mars in your creative sector these days, dear Aquarius, you might often feel inspired to seek out new experiences related to entertainment, short trips, making connections, or the pursuit of romance or recreation. Saturn’s opposition to Mars today suggests a block or obstacle in your way, however. You may have difficulty getting others on board with your plans, or you may have to deal with a rule, criticism, disapproval, or delay that forces you to slow down and adjust your plans or draw on patience before pushing forward. Your best bet is to recognize the need to focus on your current responsibilities before seeking out new horizons. This doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy new ventures — just that slowing down will probably help you out in the long run.
With Mars in your home and family sector these days, dear Pisces, you can have a lot of things going on around the home, whether these are increased family activities or projects related to home improvement. Today, Saturn opposes Mars, and you might encounter a snag in your plans or an obstacle to clear before moving forward. Responsibilities to the outside world can call you now, and this puts your domestic plans on hold. For others, criticism or disapproval temporarily dampen your enthusiasm. A frustrating work or home-related problem can arise now for your attention. You can feel very tempted to fight restrictions, but rashness is not likely to be rewarded today. Slowing down may very well serve your long-term interests better.
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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 28 2017 0:00 am
Event: Moon in Cancer
Description: The Moon in Cancer
This is a good time for making or nurturing emotional connections, sharing feelings, and connecting with our imagination, warmth, compassion, and sensitivity. We might concentrate on home, family, and domestic matters now. Nurture others and also the self.
Date & Time: May 28 2017 3:47 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon SSq Nod
Description: Transiting Moon SemiSquare 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 28 2017 4:56 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Sqr Jup
Description: Transiting Moon Square Transiting Jupiter
We may not be very realistic right now – there can be some exaggeration. Minor annoyances are possible now. Contrariness or disagreements. This is not an ideal time for publicity, promotion, or legal matters. We can experience injustices. We are less inclined to consider the consequences of over-eating, over-drinking, or overdoing in general. This is a time to show some restraint. Grandiosity is not appreciated right now, and excess doesn’t go over well either. With a little self-control we can learn about what truly makes us happy.
Date & Time: May 28 2017 6:07 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Tri Nep
Description: Transiting Moon Trine Transiting Neptune
This is a feel-good time if we allow ourselves to relax and tune into the subtle aspects of life – art, nature, beauty, dreams, and spiritual realms. We absorb things easily, our senses are in good form, and we more naturally accept things and people as they are. There is no need to look for definite answers right now.
Date & Time: May 28 2017 6:26 am
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: May 28 2017 11:16 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Opp Jun
Description: Transiting Moon Opposition Transiting Juno
Something can be revealed or learned about our relationships. There can be hypersensitivity and moodiness. Temptations to manipulate or control others if we are driven by fear.
Date & Time: May 28 2017 2:05 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Opp Plu
Description: Transiting Moon Opposition Transiting Pluto
A buried or frustrating issue can now come to a head. Something from the past or that was previously hidden can surface. There can be intensity in our relationships or emotional turbulence within. Complex feelings and entanglements can be issues. The need to let go of something could emerge. Wait for the tension to subside before taking action.
Date & Time: May 28 2017 4:47 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Sqr Pal
Description: Transiting Moon Square Transiting Pallas
Our judgment may be temporarily impaired by excessive emotions, or emotional bias. We may be experiencing a conundrum. Someone’s belief or idea can make us feel insecure or out of sorts, or otherwise rub us the wrong way. There can be sensitivity to others’ opinions experienced now.
Date & Time: May 28 2017 7:02 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Sqr Ven
Description: Transiting Moon Square Transiting Venus
Romantic matters can be unsettled, or we can be a little insecure in our relationships. It can be difficult to show restraint. An indulgent, moody time. Hypersensitivity.
Date & Time: May 28 2017 8:18 pm
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 28 2017 3:03 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mer Sxt Nep
Description: Transiting Mercury Sextile Transiting Neptune
The use of imagination. Accurate intuitive thinking. Appreciation of subtleties. Artistic appreciation. Vision.
Date & Time: May 28 2017 1:41 am
Event: Tr-Tr Ura SSq Cer
Description: Transiting Uranus SemiSquare Transiting Ceres
There can be tension between our desire to go our own way and the need to take care of the people in our lives or our domestic and personal responsibilities.
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.
Nurturing, protective, tenacious, emotional, sensitive, watery, strong roots. Can be overly protective, unwilling to let go, timid, reclusive.
BALANCE OF ELEMENTS
The elements are balanced.
BALANCE OF MODES
We may be open to change but may not have much follow-through.
LUNAR PHASE: NEW MOON
Moon 0 to 45 degrees ahead of the Sun.
This is an energetic, impulsive, and subjective period of time. We are looking for new projects and opportunities.
The following aspects (major only) and positions are at noon (EDT) on May 28th:
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 CANCER
You need nurturing. Under stress you may want to retire to the comfort of your home. You will form a strong bond with your mother. You may have difficulty in breaking away from home later in life.
18TH DEGREE OF CANCER
Part of Body: Duodenal opening of pancreatic duct
Sabian Symbol: A hen scratching for her chicks.
ASPECTS OF THE MOON
SQUARE VENUS Orb 4°01′ Applying
There could be clashes between the desire for familiarity and the need for pleasure. Overindulgence or overspending possible.
SQUARE JUPITER Orb 4°20′ Separating
We may not be very realistic right now, which can lead to moodiness, as we are more invested in our dreams and expectations.
TRINE NEPTUNE Orb 3°36′ Separating
We are turning into the subtle aspects of life – art, nature, beauty, dreams, and spiritual realms. We more naturally accept situations and people as they are. Sensitivity, compassion.
OPPOSITION PLUTO Orb 1°16′ Applying
A buried or frustrating issue can now come to a head. Something from the past or something that was previously hidden can surface. There can be intensity in our relationships or emotional turbulence within. Complex feelings and entanglements can be issues. The need to let go of something could emerge. Wait for the tension to subside before taking action.
THE SUN IN GEMINI
You are curious, communicative, versatile and talkative. You may be unreliable and evasive.
8TH DEGREE OF GEMINI
Part of Body: Bronchi
Sabian Symbol: Around a closed-down factory strikers mill defiantly.
ASPECTS OF THE SUN
TRINE JUPITER Orb 5°55′ Applying
There can be a nice, healthy feeling of optimism and confidence now. We might promote, publish, advertise, or market with greater success. We are generous and tolerant, giving people the benefit of the doubt, expecting the best from others and from ourselves. We can see the big picture.
SQUARE NEPTUNE Orb 6°39′ Applying
This a time for dreaming rather than important decision-making. It’s a good time to pay special attention to dreams and inspiration. Clarity may not be with us, but we probably don’t need it right now. It’s difficult to know for certain what we want, as we may be wavering.
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.
15TH DEGREE OF TAURUS
Part of Body: Epiglottis
Sabian Symbol: A man with rakish silk hat, muffled, braves the storm.
ASPECTS OF MERCURY
QUINCUNX JUPITER Orb 1°16′ Separating
You have difficulty achieving your own goals. You are too busy helping others with their projects. You need to take time out to study and make your own plans.
SEXTILE NEPTUNE Orb 0°32′ Separating
Our words and thoughts can be more imaginative and colorful, subtle or creative. We can experience a sense of knowing and understanding with minimal explanation or instruction. Intuition is highlighted or awakened.
TRINE PLUTO Orb 4°21′ 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 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.
22ND DEGREE OF ARIES
Part of Body: Cheek muscles
Sabian Symbol: The gate to the garden of desire.
ASPECTS OF VENUS
TRINE SATURN Orb 3°58′ Applying
You are a dependable, stable and dutiful partner. You enjoy organising social occasions. You have the ability to form good business partnerships.
CONJUNCTION URANUS Orb 5°02′ Applying
You are determined to be recognised as an individual within your personal relationships. You will not allow anyone to curb your sense of freedom. You tend to get bored and restless in traditional relationships. You want fun, spontaneity and intellectual stimulation from your partners.
SQUARE PLUTO Orb 2°44′ Separating
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.
26TH DEGREE OF GEMINI
Part of Body: Wrist bone
Sabian Symbol: Winter frost in the woods.
ASPECTS OF MARS
OPPOSITION SATURN Orb 0°27′ 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.
SEXTILE URANUS Orb 1°31′ Applying
You enjoy being able to express your enormous energy. In any field you are able to bring enthusiasm. Avoid the mundane.
SQUARE CHIRON Orb 3°03′ Applying
You have difficulty being assertive. You fear that your requests will be met with anger, or you may fear your own anger. You may have a short fuse as you are easily hurt. You need to develop a strong sense of self worth and learn to honor your own way of doing things. You may also need to reassess your personal desires.
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°44′ 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)
26TH DEGREE OF SAGITTARIUS
Part of Body: Condyles of left femur
Sabian Symbol: A flag-bearer in a battle.
ASPECTS OF SATURN
TRINE URANUS Orb 1°03′ 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°35′ 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.
9TH DEGREE OF LEO
Part of Body: Superior vena cava
Sabian Symbol: Glass blowers shape with their breath glowing forms.
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.
21ST DEGREE OF ARIES
Part of Body: Eye muscles
Sabian Symbol: A pugilist entering the ring.
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.
13TH DEGREE OF GEMINI
Part of Body: Pulmonary veins
Sabian Symbol: World famous pianist giving a concert performance.
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.
28TH DEGREE OF LEO
Part of Body: Chordae tendinae
Sabian Symbol: Many little birds on the limb of a large tree.
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.
28TH DEGREE OF AQUARIUS
Part of Body: Right tibia
Sabian Symbol: A tree felled and sawed.
*** CONJUNCTIONS TO SELECT FIXED STARS ***
Transits May 28, 2017 – Event Chart
Aspects to Mer 14°Ta42 +13°35′
Cnj 14°Ta33 MENKAR — A victim of the Unconscious
Aspects to Sat 25°Sg46 -22°00′
Cnj 25°Sg58 ACULEUS Enduring attacks but success
Aspects to Jun 17°Cp20 -05°19′
Cnj 16°Cp52 RUKBAT Steadiness and strength.