In order to get all my efforts under one name, I am rebranding the weekly column to Looking up with Bill to match my website and podcast. This week on Looking Up I look at the week of May 21 through May 27, including the new Moon in Gemini on Friday.
On my podcast, a peek at the astrology of the coronavirus pandemic, which I predict to level and then wane, beginning May 29.
Now to the week ahead:
Thursday, May 21: With the Moon in Taurus making friendly with Neptune in the afternoon, and with Pluto at night, it’s a day where imagination and sex are driven by values and sensuality. Enjoy! And it was May 21, 1981, that Rasta man Bob Marley received a state funeral in Jamaica.
Friday, May 22: It’s a powerhouse end to the week, with the new Moon in Gemini at 1:30 p.m. In addition, Mercury conjuncts Venus and the Sun trines Saturn, Friday, May 22: It’s a powerhouse end to the week, with the new Moon in Gemini at 1:30 p.m. In addition, Mercury conjuncts Venus and the Sun trines Saturn — 120 degrees of separation, the strongest and most helpful aspect in astrology — making for the start of a four-week period, where several fresh starts are moving along making life more clever, more beautiful, and more secure. Wow! Let’s get part two of 2020 up and flying like a bird. And it was May 22, 1992 that Johnny Carson made his final appearance as host of The Tonight Show. His guests included Michael Landon. He started his career as a magician doing card tricks for his family and friends.
Saturday, May 23: With the Moon continuing in Gemini all day and making contact with Mercury late tonight, it’s a time where words rule, and where the distant past and the far out future are on our minds. It was 40 years ago today that Stephen King’s The Shining starring Jack Nicholson and Shelley Duvall, directed by Stanley Kubrick, opened in theatres worldwide.
Sunday, May 24: So this is the week where the coronavirus pandemic begins to plateau and then to wane, disappearing as mysteriously as it arrived. This happens on Friday, May 29, the day of the third quarter Moon in Virgo at 11:29 p.m., when the day is nearly done. Today, the Moon moves from Gemini to her home sign of Cancer, building up energy which she will need for the effort of changing the dynamics of the Solar System. It was Sunday, May 24, 1964 that the Beatles made their third appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show.
Monday, May 25: Mercury connects with Pluto and Mars with Uranus – again bringing ideas and energy to redirect the world away from the pandemic and toward a stable and safer reality we so desperately need. The original Star Wars: Episode IV, A New Hope, starring Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher and directed by George Lucas, was released.
Tuesday, May 26: This is a tense day where ideas and words are at odds with our sense of hope and our willpower. It is good to cool your jets, starting around 8:30 p.m. just let it roll. In 1967. EMI released Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, a few days early in the UK. It would go to number one for 15 weeks in the U.S., and 22 weeks in the UK. I bought my copy on the Friday of the release at Sam The Record Man on Yonge Street in Toronto. Standing in front of me was Sejii Ozawa, Director of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, sporting a Beatles haircut!
Wednesday, May 27: A surprise from Uranus, coupled with a boost of energy from Mars and Pluto, makes this a mid-week with some extra bonus opportunities. The Moon moves from Cancer into Leo at 2:32 a.m., and the day closes out with the healing of a wound from long ago. It was May 27, 1981, that John Hinckley attempted the murder of Ronald Reagan. Hinckley would later attempt suicide using Tylenol.
And that’s Looking Up With Bill for this week. Check out my podcast, www.lookingupwithbill.com, for much more.