Welcome to Auchterlonie on Astrology, a look at the week of May 13 through May 19, including the first quarter Moon on Wednesday, May 19.
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Now, the week ahead:
Thursday, May 13: May is a very eventful month, full of twists and turns, but if we have to pick the most important transit of the month of May, that’s Jupiter’s move from Aquarius into Pisces. Jupiter only changes signs once a year, and when it does, it pretty much sets the scene, and gives us that “one topic” to focus on. Jupiter is only temporarily in Pisces. Jupiter goes retrograde in June and then moves back into Aquarius in July. However, these two and a half months of Jupiter in Pisces are a great dry run for 2022, when Jupiter moves into Pisces for good. The great news about this transit is that Jupiter is very strong in Pisces, so it feels great here. In Pisces, Jupiter can be as wise, spiritual, and big picture as he wants. The last two years or so haven’t been easy. That pile-up of energy in Capricorn has been heavy and confining. Jupiter in Aquarius is overall a better placement than Jupiter in Capricorn, but since Jupiter shares the sign with Saturn (in domicile in Aquarius) it gets to play by Saturn’s rules. Now that Jupiter moves into Pisces, our sense of faith and optimism will finally be restored. Seventeen years ago, on May 13, 2004, we saw the last of Frasier, the comedy on NBC. Good-bye Dr. Frasier Crane. Good-bye to Daphne, Roz and Niles. And Dad. And the dog.
Friday, May 14: It’s lively. It’s emotional. It’s imaginative. It’s bigger than anything yet. That’s a day in the life of your feelings. And it just happens to be today. Feelings change very quickly today. Be flexible and be happier. Today Mark Zuckerberg turns 37. He is a Taurus. A bull. In Chinese astrology he is a rat. Enough said.
Saturday, May 15: Mars and Saturn are at odds today. This makes for a great deal of stress. It also has the potential to open a door which makes the future more secure. Be not afraid and things fall into place. Nicely. What star sign is Mickey Mouse? He’s a Taurus, having first appeared as a Taurus in the film Plane Crazy, on May 15, 1928.
Sunday, May 16: The Moon is in her home sign of Cancer. Some call Cancerians moon children. Early this morning she is in the same place in the sky as Mars, setting up an energetic, giving, sexy Sunday. Enjoy! Six hundred and ten years after she was born, on May 16, 1920, Joan of Arc was canonized as a saint. Hopefully, the Shaw Festival will find a way to bring her back to life before this pandemic is over.
Monday, May 17: On May 10 we had Mercury conjunct the north node. Now that Venus joins the north node at the same degree of Gemini, we will be like “wait a minute, that idea, that thought, that opportunity I was presented last week is really something. It actually feels right. Yes, it is a bit frightening, but there is also that feeling of rightness. I have those butterflies in the stomach that tell me yes, this time, I am onto something.” The north node spends quite a bit of time at the 10th degree of Gemini, and when that happens, we know that we are in the eclipse season. Indeed, when we have the eclipse season, the nodes spend a lot of time at the same degree of the Zodiac. If you have planets or angles around 10 degrees Gemini or 10 degrees Sagittarius, this transit, as well as the other transits, and the whole month of May, will be particularly important for you, and can come with incredible developments and opportunities. This past Saturday was the 147th Kentucky Derby in Kentucky. The first derby was on May 17, 1875, and was won by Aristides in 2:37:75.
Tuesday, May 18: Another jam-packed day today. The Moon makes seven connections, which is rare. Venus gets a helping hand from the ‘wounded warrior’ Chiron, which should make for a sweet improvement in an important relationship. Or maybe in all relationships! It was 21 years ago on May 18, 1990, that Edmonton Oiler Jari Curry set an NHL record, scoring three goals and two assists as the Oilers defeated the Boston Bruins by a final score of 7 to 2.
Wednesday, May 19: It’s the last day of Taurus for 2021. And it ends with a challenge. First, it’s the last quarter Moon in Leo. And there’s also a Venus-Saturn connection as well. (And Saturn connection is demanding, especially with Venus.) It could be financial. It might be about relationships. Maybe both. Be honest, and try not to act out of fear. This can be a good day. It was May 19, 1780, just four years after America became the United States of America, that all of New England became dark at about noon. The cause? Forest fires in the north of Canada.
And that’s AonA for this week. Next time, we get the first day of Gemini, starting tomorrow. And Saturn turns retrograde. And there’s a lunar eclipse. A busy week indeed.
So, until next time, shine on!