This week in The Local’s Auchterlonie on Astrology, we look at the week of May 7 through May 13, including the full Moon in Scorpio on Thursday, May 7.
On my podcast a peek at the astrology of the Corona virus pandemic, which I predict to level and then wane beginning May 29.
But now, the week ahead:
Thursday, May 7: Just a few minutes after the sun rises this morning we will be under the influence of the full Moon in Scorpio – one of the most powerful full Moons of the year. Basically it pits what we do not know about ourselves against our deepest, most passionate emotions. It also plays with our head and drains us of our usual energy. My advice? Be charming and be sincere. Don’t be like Saint Joan of Arc, who on May 7, 1429, led the French army to oust the British for the rule of the City of Orleans. If you have not seen G.B. Shaw’s play at Shaw (called Saint Joan) check it out the next time it is offered.
Friday, May 8: Even though the Moon moves from Scorpio into Sagittarius early this morning, the energy of the full Moon persists. Today The Moon and Saturn, and Mercury and Chiron, team up to make a partnership work better. It was May 8, 1896 that Jacob’s Pharmacy in Atlanta Georgia first sold Coca Cola. And yes, one of the ingredients was cocaine.
Saturday, May 9: Today that famous stubborn Taurus mind is large and in charge. Working behind the scenes, we may not even notice it, but practical realities are shifting to your advantage, if you are engaged in giving them a push and a nudge that is favourable to you. Today is birthday #55 for Steve Yzerman. He played his entire NHL career with the Detroit Red Wings. He served as captain for over 1,300 games, making him the longest-serving captain of any team in North American major league sports history. He led the Red Wings to three Stanley Cup championships, and was also executive director of Team Canada for the 2010 and 2014 Winter Olympics, winning two consecutive gold medals.
Sunday, May 10: This day is mental, in a good way. Use your brain to clear up the clutter in there, and to organize everything so it all makes sense. Then engage your whole being, with the best of your imagination to develop a powerful picture of where you want to go and what you want to do. It was May 10, 50 years ago, that Bobby Orr, playing in the Stanley Cup final, at Boston Garden, and scored his famous overtime winner as Boston beat St. Louis Blues, 4-3, for a 4-0 series sweep. This gave the Bruins its first title since 1941.
Monday, May 11: Mercury is the clever player in the game of life today. First, by arguing with Mars about where things should be going – especially as regards your health. But then stepping from stubborn Taurus into fleet-footed Gemini, later in the day. Ideas are on a roll, and you need to keep up. And to top it all off, Saturn turns retrograde just past midnight at 1 degree of Aquarius, and stays retrograde until Sept. 20, at 25 degrees Capricorn. This is a major step in the slowing down of the coronavirus pandemic. And today is Oscar’s birthday. It was May 11, 1927 that The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences first handed out awards for best picture, and other categories, in Hollywood.
Tuesday, May 12: The Moon moves into forward-looking Aquarius and connects with retrograde Saturn. (It’s good to note your feelings about improving your security down the road in September.) On May 12, 1994, Pulp Fiction, directed by Quentin Tarantino and starring John Travolta, Uma Thurman and Samuel L. Jackson, premiered at the Cannes Film Festival. It won the Palme d’Or for 1994.
Wednesday, May 13: At 2:44 a.m. Venus turns retrograde at 21 degrees of Gemini, and stays retrograde until June 26, when it turns direct, at 5 degrees of Gemini. This is another significant piece to the diminishing of the COVID-19 pandemic. And on May 13, 1989, Kirby Puckett of MBL’s Minnesota Twins became the 35th player to hit four doubles in a game.
And that’s Auchterlonie on Astrology for this week.
Please check out my podcast at lookingupwithbill.com, where you will hear all this and more – plus the impending implosion of the COVID-19 pandemic on May 29.
Next week we have the third quarter Moon in Aquarius and lots more.
As Joni Mitchell says: ‘We are stardust. We are golden. So shine on!