This week on The Local Auchterlonie on Astrology we change the name of the column to Looking Up with Bill, and look at the week of May 14 through May 20, including the third quarter Moon in Aquarius on May 14 and the start of Gemini on May 20.
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 14: Jupiter turns retrograde at 27 degrees of Capricorn this morning, a few minutes after the third quarter Moon in Aquarius. So it’s a stubborn day where we feel like we want things to get going and – BAM – we are double-crossed somehow. Jupiter needs to do this to keep the universe in motion – but also to play a key role in the shrinking of the corona virus pandemic. Jupiter turns direct on Sept. 14. Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg was born on this day in White Plains, NY in 1984, and now has a net worth of $75 million.
Friday, May 15: It’s a clever day with willpower, surprises and energy to add to the mix. Good feelings and clever ideas make for moving long term plans forward. In 1517, German astrologer and astronomer, Johannes Kepler, calculates the time if his birth at 4:37 AM.
Saturday, May 16: The Moon continues her transit of romantic Pisces, setting up a sexy, imaginative day where willpower keeps things on the move. And it was May 16, 1860, that the Republican Convention in Chicago nominated a tall lawyer named Abraham Lincoln for President of the US.
Sunday, May 17: It’s a fiery, yet smart and serious Sunday as the Moon moves from Pisces into fiery Aries in the morning, and then makes positive contacts with Jupiter (retrograde) and Saturn. It’s a good day for inventing and dreaming about things to learn, travel and ways to build your security. The first colour photograph was taken on May 17, 1861, by James Clark Maxwell. The image was of a tartan ribbon. James was an inventive Scot for sure.
Monday, May 18: Even though the Moon is transiting the explosive sign of Aries, she is tempered today by a friendly connection with clever Mercury in Gemini. Cash in on your good reputation! And today is Happy Birthday #378 for the City of Montreal. Back then she was known as Ville-Marie, and was founded by the Societe Notre-Dame de Montreal.
Tuesday, May 19: Just around 10:10 p.m., the Moon moves from impulsive Aries into tasteful Taurus. Most of the day is a challenge – of one kind or another. Be careful of situations with potential accidents. And it was May 19 that T.E. Lawrence died. T.E. Lawrence, known to the world as Lawrence of Arabia, died as a retired Royal Air Force mechanic living under an assumed name. The legendary war hero, author, and archaeological scholar succumbed to injuries suffered in a motorcycle accident six days before.
Wednesday, May 20: A busy start to the first day of Gemini with indications that this will be one of the most important Geminis in years. The beginning of the resolution of the pandemic is just over a week away, and other big changes include partnerships, which get redesigned in a futuristic and ‘Aquarian’ style and substance. It was May 20, 1896 that Karl Benz introduced his gasoline-powered automobile. It happened in Holland.
And that’s Auchterlonie von Astrology for the Local Week of May 14.
Please check out my Podcast at www.lookingupwithbill.com. It’s got all this and 20 minutes on the end of the pandemic too.
Remember what Joni said: “We are stardust. We are golden. So shine on.”