- The Moon is in Virgo.
- The Moon is waxing and in its First Quarter phase.
- The First Quarter Moon occurred on the 2nd and the Full Moon will occur on May 10th.
- Mercury is direct and in its post-retrograde shadow until May 20th.
- Venus is in its post-retrograde shadow until May 18th.
Observe and learn rather than jump into action in the first half of today, dear Aries. With the Sun in an awkward angle to Jupiter, two very different drives compete for your attention, possibly leaving you exhausted. You need to remind yourself that good principles, common sense, and fairness should be at the heart of your plans, as these are qualities that make you feel the best about yourself. Impulsiveness with your money is possible now, and this may not sit well in a relationship. Whether to attend to business matters or relationships can be a question for some of you. Adjustments may need to be made if you sense that there’s something a little off. Before rushing forward, attend to your priorities, which are sure to become clearer later today, when decisions can be made quite painlessly, and you have a solid handle on your situation.
The first half of the day is another time for tackling things one step at a time instead of pushing things, dear Taurus. You may act as a middleman or go-between right now. Jupiter’s transit this year brings more enjoyment of work and service and also a bigger workload, but with the Sun in your sign these days, you’re seeking some independence and room for spontaneity. If you have too much to do these days, you’ll feel it especially now. Figure out what are your exact priorities so that you can focus on them until you have more wiggle room or you feel stronger and more resolved to divide your time in better ways. Once past the indecision of the first half of the day, you are in great shape for expressing yourself and creative or romantic pursuits.
Taking a step back from a problem this morning is perhaps the better strategy right now, dear Gemini. Solutions to problems are more likely to arrive if you aren’t obsessing over them. Jupiter in your creative sector this year has stimulated your love of creating, sharing, and enjoying life, but the Sun in your retiring, private solar twelfth house these days draws you inside yourself or in the role of observer more than participant. With two conflicting drives in play, you can feel unsure about your next step, and you might feel a drop in motivation and energy levels. However, these drives are not mutually exclusive, and you may very well learn a bit about your priorities through dilemmas of the day. As the day advances, excellent energy for bonding with loved ones is with you.
Try not to think too far ahead this morning, dear Cancer, and aim for one step at a time if you’re feeling overwhelmed by choices. Jupiter’s transit this year makes it very easy for you to enjoy life at home or sticking with familiar places, people, and situations, and this influence sticks with you until October. However, the Sun is in your social sector this month and encourages you to experiment, reach out beyond your usual boundaries, and connect with friends or groups. Today, you may feel torn between two equally powerful drives, and this leaves you sitting on the fence. However, this dilemma can gently force a good think session about your priorities. As the day advances, you’re in a more certain, natural frame of mind and timing improves as a result. People come through for you.
The first half of the day can present a dilemma, or you could feel in limbo, unable to make a clear decision, dear Leo, with the Sun (your ruler) in awkward aspect to Jupiter. Career matters or responsibilities and attention to daily affairs and connections can conflict, or you may want to do it all when you just don’t have the time to do so. Your ambitions are great these days with the Sun at the top of your chart encouraging you to define and reach towards your goals, but Jupiter’s presence in your communications sector this year can augment your enjoyment of connecting with others and personal interests and lighthearted activities. While you can fall a little flat as you feel torn between two different drives, you might also get a better sense of your priorities through your deliberations and ruminations. As the day advances, you’re in particularly good shape with money and work.
There are competing messages with you this morning, dear Virgo. Jupiter has been transiting your solar second house, stimulating enjoyment of building up your resources and the comforts of the moment. The Sun in your spirit sector encourages more spontaneity and exploration, however, and today, a dilemma may arise related to these two conflicting drives. While you can feel a little drained and find it difficult to know where to begin, the thinking you do now may get you closer to understanding your real priorities. Simplifying seems best now, at least until you feel that conviction and energy have returned. It can be difficult to find a balance between responsibility and pleasure, as it may involve cutting out some activities or toning things down, but as the day advances, you get into a much more productive frame of mind. The Moon in your sign forms a grand trine with the Sun and Pluto. You quickly gain the support and cooperation of others.
Jupiter in your sign this year frequently gets you going, encouraging you to explore new opportunities and possibilities, dear Libra. However, this month, the Sun encourages more of the role of an observer than a participant, as well as strategy and focus. With the Sun and Jupiter in a clashing angle today, you can feel a little off and uncertain of your next step. Disconnects with others may be that you are seeking out both independence and intimacy, and signals are a little mixed. Energy and motivation levels are subject to dips now until you sort out how to combine these drives or satisfy them in different ways. Certainty gradually comes as the day advances, but it’s still a time for laying low. Today’s energy favors enhancing or improving existing resources rather than beginning new endeavors.
Jupiter in your retiring, private solar twelfth house this year (until October) encourages you to frequently spend time with yourself and personal reflection, dear Scorpio. However, the Sun’s transit of your partnership sector this month stimulates the need for companionship or someone else’s perspective and input. There could be a sense that people are demanding too much from you or you can feel strongly divided between needing privacy and sharing with others. Look for a way to compromise for best results, as both needs are valid. These drives seem mutually exclusive now, but there are ways of balancing and managing your life without undermining your happiness. Later today is good for taking a break to refresh and rejuvenate yourself through good conversations and making connections.
Jupiter in your social sector this year (until October) suggests vast enjoyment of inventing new ideas and plans and of your friendships and networking activities, dear Sagittarius. However, the Sun is in your work and health sector this month, encouraging more focus on routines, work, responsibilities, and practical concerns. This can present a dilemma today as the Sun and Jupiter form a clashing, awkward angle. You could feel torn between attention to your chores and your social life or larger goals. If you find ways to combine these things or cut back on time spent on both so that you don’t overdo either one, you’re in a perfect place. In fact, you might learn about your priorities today. As the day advances, decision-making smooths out as things feel more natural and not so forced. Practical matters tend to win your attention.
Jupiter’s transit of the top of your solar chart this year (until October) promotes the enjoyment of pursuing your goals and ambitions, dear Capricorn, as well as a particular love of order and discipline. However, this month, the Sun is encouraging you to get creative and enjoy leisure time — or romance for some of you. If you heartily pursue either of these things, you’ll feel that you’re missing out on opportunities, so the key is to either combine them or divide your time between them in a balanced way. You won’t get the chance to enjoy either if you feel overwhelmed, so look for ways to simplify. As the day moves forward, you come into your own. The Moon in your spirit sector connects wonderfully with Pluto in your sign and the Sun in your creative sector, setting up gorgeous opportunities for expressing yourself.
Jupiter’s transit of your adventure sector this year (until October) encourages you to seek out activities and interests that keep you feeling that you’re living spiritedly, growing, and improving, dear Aquarius. Your approach to life is more spontaneous and open, and you value your freedom to branch out and explore new things. However, the Sun this month turns your attention to home life and the enjoyment of familiar settings and situations. The dilemma between seeking comfort and wanting to move out of your comfort zone can be pronounced or a resolution is forced now with the Sun and Jupiter in aspect. Finding a balance between comfort and escape or adventure can be tricky but not impossible now. Avoiding taking on new projects or commitments can be important now so that you don’t add even more to your plate. As the day advances, you feel more satisfied, but you also benefit from some time to yourself for getting yourself centered.
Jupiter in your intimacy sector this year (until October) encourages you to seek out more meaning and depth from your projects, relationships, and life itself, dear Pisces. However, this month’s Sun transit turns your attention to the lighter side of life and encourages your need for variety. These drives clash in many ways, but while it may seem difficult to satisfy both, you can manage to find a better balance if you set your mind to the task. If you have been scattering your energies or keeping to yourself too much, you’ll feel that you’re missing out, so tone things down and divide your time more efficiently. Any dilemma encountered in the first half of the day can, in fact, help you get closer to understanding what you actually want or need. Fortunately, as the day moves forward, your tendency to overthink things drops away and your sense of timing and feelings of satisfaction improve as a result.
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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:
Date & Time: May 5 2017 0:00 am
Event: Moon in Virgo
Description: The Moon in Virgo
We crave organization and order, and are quickly disturbed by anything standing in the way of these things. This is a good time for chores, organizing, and tidying. It’s also a time for scheduling health appointments and checkups, starting new routines, and generally tending to details.
Date & Time: May 5 2017 1:32 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Sqq Ura
Description: Transiting Moon SesquiSquare Transiting Uranus
We can easily find ourselves all wound up and nervous. Unpredictable responses from others (and ourselves). Emotional eruptions are possible. Not a good time to make permanent decisions, particularly about relationships and family/domestic matters.
Date & Time: May 5 2017 5:25 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Qnx Pal
Description: Transiting Moon Quincunx Transiting Pallas
Date & Time: May 5 2017 7:27 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Opp Nep
Description: Transiting Moon Opposition Transiting Neptune
We can be faced with confusing events, and we may not be seeing others clearly. People may be noncommittal, elusive, or absent when we need them. We are more vulnerable and sensitive. Moods are hard to define. Honor your need to feed your more refined or spiritual side, and the difficult feelings will soon fade away.
Date & Time: May 5 2017 7:54 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Pll Mer
Description: Transiting Moon Parallel Transiting Mercury
Date & Time: May 5 2017 9:06 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Cpl Nep
Description: Transiting Moon ContraParallel Transiting Neptune
Date & Time: May 5 2017 10:14 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Tri Sun
Description: Transiting Moon Trine Transiting Sun
There is a nice feeling of harmony and a cooperative feel to this time. Better decision making. We represent ourselves well now. It’s easier to attract support, favorable responses, and positive experiences. We are less fearful and less defensive. This is a harmonious time.
Date & Time: May 5 2017 11:17 am
Event: Tr-Tr Mon SSq Ves
Description: Transiting Moon SemiSquare 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: May 5 2017 12:00 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Cpl Jun
Description: Transiting Moon ContraParallel Transiting Juno
Date & Time: May 5 2017 3:57 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Tri Jun
Description: Transiting Moon Trine Transiting Juno
We can gain strength through others or through our relationships, and we are especially comfortable in one-on-one situations.
Date & Time: May 5 2017 5:56 pm
Event: Tr-Tr Mon Tri Plu
Description: Transiting Moon Trine Transiting Pluto
This can be a good time for getting loans, for taking care of business, and for dealing with money matters. It’s also good for getting in touch with feelings and managing them effectively. There can be a boost to our intimate life, creative impulses, and self-understanding. Events occurring now might involve some kind of karmic repayment or benefit. We could discover new information, hidden information, or a lost item. This is a time for recycling – seeing new uses for old items. True feelings come to the surface.
Date & Time: May 5 2017 3:59 am
Event: Tr-Tr Sun Qnx Jup
Description: Transiting Sun Quincunx Transiting Jupiter
Expectations are too high, or expansion/growth comes at a price now. Adjustments to plans may need to be made now.
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.
Meticulous, discriminating, pure, practical, health conscious, hard working. Can be hyper-critical, petty and perfectionistic.
BALANCE OF ELEMENTS
We are especially in touch with the physical world. We consider what we’ve learned and experienced in the past in order to make the most of the present. We can be cautious, practical, and possibly unimaginative. We are deliberate and can pace ourselves well. We need hands-on experience and are not impressed with theory as much as we are with results. Routines are tolerable and comforting.
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: FIRST QUARTER
Moon from 90 to 135 degrees ahead of the Sun.
We are motivated to take action, perhaps due to a clash, conflict, or stress, as we are more aware of problems and differences now. Plans are beginning to take off or turn a corner. We should watch for pushing too hard.
The following aspects (major only) and positions are at noon (EDT) on May 5th:
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 VIRGO
We have an emotional need for order with the Moon in Virgo. Diet, nutrition, health matters, work, and routines are in stronger focus. If we’re feeling out of sorts emotionally, we might also experience symptoms on a physical level now.
17TH DEGREE OF VIRGO
Part of Body: Abdominal muscles
Sabian Symbol: A volcano in eruption.
ASPECTS OF THE MOON
TRINE THE SUN Orb 0°51′ Separating
We are supportive, cooperative, open, genuine, and more relaxed than usual.
OPPOSITION NEPTUNE Orb 2°24′ Separating
We may be looking for emotional happiness outside of ourselves, and have a tendency to glamorize the past or what we don’t currently have. We can be more vulnerable now.
TRINE PLUTO Orb 3°08′ Applying
We can be quite focused now, driven by our goals and ambitions and motivated to put problems behind us. We might happily pour ourselves into a current passion or interest, and could find it easy to get to the bottom of things.
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.
16TH DEGREE OF TAURUS
Part of Body: Carotid arteries
Sabian Symbol: An old man attempting vainly to reveal the mysteries.
ASPECTS OF THE SUN
QUINCUNX JUPITER Orb 0°21′ Separating
You have difficulty reaching your goals. You have larger-than-life ideals which you fail to achieve. You need to adopt an attitude of moderation.
SEXTILE NEPTUNE Orb 1°32′ Separating
Opportunities will arise for you to express your intuitive and artistic nature.
TRINE PLUTO Orb 3°59′ Applying
You are a powerful person with strong leadership abilities. You know when to be assertive and when to compromise. You are able to apply yourself to the job at hand.
MERCURY IN ARIES
You are an independent thinker. You talk quickly, and like to think up new ideas. You may experience flashes of intuition.
25TH DEGREE OF ARIES
Part of Body: Sternocleidomastoid muscle
Sabian Symbol: A double promise reveals its inner and outer meanings.
ASPECTS OF MERCURY
TRINE SATURN Orb 2°41′ Applying
We are cautious, careful, tuned in to details, and rely on common sense at this time.
CONJUNCTION URANUS Orb 1°15′ Applying
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.
4TH DEGREE OF ARIES
Part of Body: Pineal Gland
Sabian Symbol: Two lovers strolling through a secluded walk.
ASPECTS OF VENUS
CONJUNCTION CHIRON Orb 6°13′ Separating
You have a childlike innocence in your personal relationships, which makes you vulnerable to emotional pain. You fear commitment and rejection. You may experience pain in early relationships, but this pain is usually healed giving you insight and wisdom in later personal relationships. You see the beauty in people who have been cast aside by others, and develop the ability to be a teacher or healer in intimate relationships.
MARS IN GEMINI
You like to initiate ideas and spread information. You are assertive, although you can resort to evasive behaviour.
10TH DEGREE OF GEMINI
Part of Body: Hilum of lungs
Sabian Symbol: Aeroplane, after a nose-dive, rights itself gracefully
ASPECTS OF MARS
TRINE JUPITER Orb 5°12′ Applying
You are enthusiastic with an endless source of energy. You could direct your energy to achievement in sports, politics or travel.
SQUARE NEPTUNE Orb 4°00′ Applying
This is a time for resting, escaping, or taking a break as we reconsider our needs. We might temporarily lose focus or direction.
JUPITER IN LIBRA
You have a strong concern for justice. You are a diplomatic teacher, and express your spiritual values in your relationships.
15TH DEGREE OF LIBRA
Part of Body: Right inguinal lymph nodes
Sabian Symbol: Circular paths.
ASPECTS OF JUPITER
QUINCUNX NEPTUNE Orb 1°11′ Applying
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.
SQUARE PLUTO Orb 4°21′ Separating
You will need to learn to have confidence in yourself even when life deals you a few blows. You range from over confident to completely lacking in confidence. The truth lies somewhere in between.
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)
28TH DEGREE OF SAGITTARIUS
Part of Body: Right leg muscles
Sabian Symbol: An old bridge over a beautiful stream.
ASPECTS OF SATURN
TRINE URANUS Orb 1°26′ 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 0°25′ 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).
26TH DEGREE OF ARIES
Part of Body: Skull
Sabian Symbol: A man possessed of more gifts than he can hold.
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)
NEPTUNE IN THE 8TH HOUSE
You feel at one with others and have the ability to transcend daily life through metaphysical pursuits. You may easily sense emotional undercurrents.
14TH DEGREE OF PISCES
Part of Body: Right cutaneous veins
Sabian Symbol: A lady in fox fur.
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).
28TH DEGREE OF PISCES
Part of Body: Phalanges of left foot
Sabian Symbol: A fertile garden under the full moon.
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.
1ST DEGREE OF LEO
Part of Body: Left coronary artery
Sabian Symbol: Under emotional stress, blood rushes to a man’s head.
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.
13TH DEGREE OF ARIES
Part of Body: Ventricles of brain
Sabian Symbol: A bomb which failed to explode is now safely concealed.
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.
3RD DEGREE OF GEMINI
Part of Body: Upper right pulmonary lobe
Sabian Symbol: The garden of the tuileries.
THE NORTH NODE
THE NORTH NODE IN VIRGO
This is a quest to become dedicated to the service of others. You will need to overcome the tendency to daydream and feel overwhelmed and to put your compassion and wisdom to practical use for humanity.
1ST DEGREE OF VIRGO
Part of Body: Duodenum
Sabian Symbol: In a portrait the best of a man’s traits are idealized.
THE SOUTH NODE
THE SOUTH NODE IN PISCES
This is a quest to become dedicated to the service of others. You will need to overcome the tendency to daydream and feel overwhelmed and to put your compassion and wisdom to practical use for humanity.
1ST DEGREE OF PISCES
Part of Body: Right calcaneum
Sabian Symbol: A public market.
*** CONJUNCTIONS TO SELECT FIXED STARS ***
Transits May 5, 2017 – Event Chart
Aspects to Sun 15°Ta20 +16°26′
Cnj 14°Ta33 MENKAR — A victim of the Unconscious
Aspects to Mars 09°Ge47 +22°36′
Cnj 10°Ge01 ALDEBARAN *** Success through integrity
Aspects to Ceres 02°Ge27 +19°03′
Cnj 02°Ge18 MIRFAK Challenge-oriented.
Aspects to Node 00°Vi29 +11°17′
Cnj 00°Vi04 REGULUS*** Majestic, success, (revenge)
Aspects to BMo 09°Sg02 -16°47′
Cnj 10°Sg00 ANTARES *** Success which can be obsessive.