Saturday, May 18, 2019: daily Moon Sign/Phase + monthly Sun, Planets, Lunar Nodes and Asteroids’ Signs’ Ingress and Retro Periods

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   Sun SymbolTaurusThe SUN entered the FIXED EARTH SIGN of TAURUS on Saturday, April 20, 6.55 pm, and will transit TAURUS until May 21, 5.59 pm, with the ingress into GEMINI.

Today

Scorpio MoonGibbous to Full Moon PhaseThe WAXING MOON TRANSITS SCORPIO from Friday, May 17, 7.25 am, to Sunday, May 19, 11.20 am, with the ingress into SAGITTARIUS.
The LIBRA GIBBOUS MOON PHASE starts on Wednesday, May 15, 8.30 pm, and ends on Sunday, May 19, 7.11 am, with the SCORPIO FULL MOON PHASE.

MAY 2019

Click this link to view/print a LIST OF ALL TRANSITS ACTIVE in MAY 2019.
Click this link for a post interpreting the Major Transits for April-May 2019

May 2019 Moon Phases

All phases, positions etc are calculated for Australian Eastern Standard Time (10 hours East of Greenwich)
New to Crescent Moon Phase

Taurus New Moon, Sunday May 5, 14°10′, 8.45 am.

Crescent to First Quarter Moon Phase

Cancer Crescent Moon, 02°41′, Wedn. May 8, 11.50 pm.

First Quarter to Gibbous Moon Phase

Leo First Quarter Moon, 21°03′, Sunday May 12, 11.12 am.

Gibbous to Full Moon Phase

Libra Gibbous Moon, 09°19′, Wedn. May 15, 8.30 pm.

Full to Disseminating Moon Phase

Scorpio Full Moon, 27°38′, Sunday May 19, 7.11 am.

Disseminating to Last Quarter Moon Phase

Capricorn Disseminating Moon, 16°14′, Thurs. May 23, 0.52 am.

Last Quarter to Balsamic Moon Phase

Pisces Last Quarter Moon, 05°08′, Monday May 27, 2.33 am.

Balsamic to New Moon Phase

Aries Balsamic Moon, 24°Ar01′, Friday May 31, 3.21 am.

 

May 2019 Dates and Times of the Moon Ingress into Signs

May 2019 Dates and Times of the Moon Ingress into Signs

Moon in Aries

Waning Balsamic
Moon enters Aries on Monday, May 1, 8.23 pm.

Moon in Taurus

Wan/Wax New
Moon enters Taurus on Saturday, May 4, 6.17 am.

Moon in Gemini

Waxing Moon enters Gemini on Monday, May 6, 1.39 pm.

Moon in Cancer

Waxing Crescent
Moon enters Cancer on Wednesday, May 8. 7.06 pm.

Moon in Leo

Waxing First Quarter Moon enters Leo on Friday, May 10, 11.13 pm.

Moon in Virgo

Waxing Moon enters Virgo
on Monday,
May 13,
2.21 am.

Moon in Libra

Waxing Gibbous Moon enters Libra on Wednesday, May 15, 4.50 am.

Moon in Scorpio

Waxing Full Moon enters Scorpio on Friday, May 17, 7.25 am.

Moon in Sagittarius

Waning Moon enters Sagittarius on Sunday, May 19, 11.20 am.

Moon in Capricorn

Waning Diss. Moon enters Capricorn on Tuesday, May 21, 5.56 pm.

Moon in Aquarius

Waning Moon enters Aquarius on Friday, May 24, 3.49 am.

Moon in Pisces

Waning Last Quarter Moon enters Pisces on Sunday, May 26, 4.07 pm.

Moon in Aries

Waning Balsamic Moon enters Aries on Wednesday, May 29, 4.31 am.

Moon in Taurus

Waning Moon enters Taurus on Friday, May 31, 2.42 pm

 

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May 2019 Planets’ Signs Ingress and Retro Periods

MERCURY is currently transiting TAURUS since Tuesday, May 7, at 4.25 am. MERCURY will enter GEMINI on Tuesday, May 21, at 8.51 pm.
The Next RETRO PERIOD of MERCURY will occur between July 8 and August 1, between LEO 04°27′ and CANCER 23°56′ .
For a general post on the Retrogradation of Mercury’s effects, please navigate to this Page here.

VENUS entered TAURUS on Wednesday, May 15, at 7.45 pm, transiting TAURUS until June 9, 11.36 am, with the ingress into GEMINI.

MARS entered CANCER on Thursday, May 16, at 2.09 pm. MARS will transit CANCER until July 2, 9.19 am. with ingress in LEO.

Jupiter GlyphJUPITER entered SAGITTARIUS on November 8, 2018, at 11.39 pm (Australia Eastern Summer Time). JUPITER will remain in SAGITTARIUS until Tuesday, December 3, at 4.20 am. JUPITER became STATIONARY RETROGRADE on April  10, and will turn DIRECT again on August 12, between 24°20′ and 14°30′of SAGITTARIUS.
Navigate HERE to a short post on the transit of JUPITER in SAGITTARIUS.

SATURN entered CAPRICORN on December 20, 2017, and will transit CAPRICORN until March 22, 2020. SATURN became STATIONARY RETROGRADE on April  29, and will turn DIRECT again on September 19, between 20°31′ and 13°54′ of CAPRICORN.

Chiron GlyphCHIRON entered ARIES for good on February 18 2019, at 8.07 pm, and will transit ARIES until June 20, 2026. This year CHIRON will become STATIONARY RETROGRADE from July 9 to December 13, between 05°56′ and 01°26′ of ARIES.
For a short post on the ingress of Chiron in Aries please navigate to my 2018 post here.

Uranus GlyphURANUS entered TAURUS on Wednesday, March 6, at 7.26 pm. URANUS will transit this TAURUS until April 26, 2026.
This is indeed the great event of the year. If interested please navigate to my 2018 post on URANUS in TAURUS here.
URANUS will turn STATIONARY RETROGRADE on August 12, 2019, and DIRECT again on January 11, 2010, between 06°36′ and 02°38′ of TAURUS.

NEPTUNE has been transiting PISCES for good since February 4, 2012, and will remain in PISCES until March 30, 2025, when it will enter ARIES. This year NEPTUNE will become STATIONARY RETROGRADE from June 22 to November 27, between 18°33′ and 15°55′ of PISCES.

PLUTO has been transiting CAPRICORN for good since November 27, 2008. PLUTO will transit CAPRICORN until March 23, 2023, then entering AQUARIUS. This year PLUTO became STATIONARY RETROGRADE on April 26, and will turn DIRECT again on October 3, between 23°09′ and 20°38′ of CAPRICORN.

May 2019 Lunar Nodes Signs Ingress

The NORTH and SOUTH LUNAR NODES have been transiting CAPRICORN and CANCER respectively since November 6, 2018. The MOON NODES will transits these Cardinal Signs until May 6, 2020, entering then the Mutable Signs of SAGITTARIUS and GEMINI.
In the month of May 2019 they will cover the degrees between 20°33′ and 18°13′ of CAPRICORN and CANCER, in Retro Motion, as usual.

May 2019 Four Major Asteroids: CeresPallas-Juno-Vesta’s Signs Ingress

Asteroid CeresCERES has been transiting SAGITTARIUS since January 26, 2019. CERES will enter CAPRICORN on November 16, 2019.

PALLAS has been transiting LIBRA since November 5, 2018. PALLAS will enter SCORPIO on August 26, 2019.

Juno GlyphJUNO has been transiting CANCER since April 21, 2019. JUNO will enter LEO on June 21, 2019.

VESTA has been transiting ARIES since April 4, 2019. VESTA will enter TAURUS on June 9, 2019.

 

May 2019 Black Moon Lilth Ephemeris

Black Moon Lilith GlyphLast, but not least, here are the May 2019 Ephemeris just for the elusive BLACK MOON LILITH.

To help you understand what this occult point represents I’ve chosen two websites:

Astrodienst on the Black Moon Lilith

Serennu.com on the Black Moon Lilith

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Click this link for the current Month Astro Calendar (including the Moon’s Voids of Course)
and all monthly Astro Calendars since January 2011

Click this link for the current Month Ephemeris (including the Four Major Asteroids and Black Moon Lilith)
and all monthly Ephemeris since April 2010

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The Waxing Moon transits Pisces from December 6 to 8, between the Crescent and First Quarter Phase

The Night Was as Clear as Her Puddled Tears Mixed Media Collage on Antique Book Cover, artwork by Michael Pajon

The Night Was as Clear as Her Puddled Tears
Mixed Media Collage on Antique Book Cover, artwork by Michael Pajon

PISCES, Moon of compassion and universal sympathy
Adaptable and romantic

From December 6, 3.30 pm, to December 8, 9.15 pm

Suitable energy for sailing, swimming, day dreaming, escapism, falling in love, creative writing, especially of poetry, theater, performances, movies, concerts, music, crowds, solitude, remembering. Charity, water scrying, astral traveling, past life experiences, déjà vu, psychic awakening, bliss. Purchase of swimming gear, boats, surfboards, pets, alcohol, shoes. Action motivated by the need to accommodate fate, to go with the flow. Gentle poetical expression of feelings, romantic, changeable, ambivalent. Beware of escapism, untruthfulness, drug taking, victimization, passivity, impracticality, phobias, fatalism, lack of discrimination.

♣ ♣ ♣ In the garden Pisces is a very fertile, particularly suitable for growing water plants, like Water Chestnuts and Lotus. A great time for propagating cuttings, grafting, irrigation, pruning to encourage re-growth, but not potatoes that may sprout too soon. Romantic garden walks and picnics could do well too.

♥ ♥ ♥ Healing Herbs: Echinacea, Eyebright, Golden Seal and Mugwort.

A note: the garden activities associated with the Moon Sign depend also on the cycle the Moon is in. The Moon transiting through a fertile or productive Sign will no be so favorable if the Phase is not a productive one, and vice-versa. For best results the Sign and Phase of the Moon have to be considered together.

Crescent Moon AnimationCrescent Moon

The Crescent Moon occurs half way through the first week of the Waxing cycle, when the Moon is transiting 45 degrees ahead of the Sun and looks like a beautiful crescent in the western sky after sunset. Psychologically this is an enthusiastic time, in which lots of ideas crowd our mind and we may feel that the sky is the limit. It is a slightly naïve Moon time, but also one full of hopes and dreams (the bright crescent shows now the shadowy sphere of the future Full Moon. The energy of the Moon however needs maturing at this stage and grounding. The first difficulties may appear, the first chinks in the armor; but the challenge is not strong enough yet for us to build up on it.

♣ ♣ ♣ In the garden this is an excellent growing time: everything can go in now, but in particular leafy vegetables and all plants that we grow for their above the ground parts, but only when the Moon is transiting through the very fertile Water Signs or the productive Signs Taurus, Libra and Capricorn.

First QuarterFirst Quarter Moon Phase Animation

The Moon is now 90 degrees ahead of the Sun, a right angle, very powerful. We meet some serious obstacle on our way. The goal is still strongly in view (Full Moon) but something or someone seem intent at stopping us or hinder our progress. This is the most critical point in the waxing period. It is important that we meet the challenge now, but it is also essential that we don’t go to war with people around us, blaming them for our difficulties, which are instead just a natural phase of our journey. There is something a bit black and white in this Moon’s position and the attention is perhaps focused too much on outside circumstances.

♣ ♣ ♣ In the garden this is the demarcation time between the first and second weeks of the Moon cycle, an important boundary, because different types of plants can now go in, those we grow for their fruit or seedpods (tomatoes, beans etc.). The Moon needs also to be transiting a fertile or productive Sign.

 

The Waxing Moon transits Scorpio from July 13 to 15, during the First Quarter Phase

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'Evening and Sorrow' by Gustave Moreau

‘Evening and Sorrow’ by Gustave Moreau (1882)

SCORPIO, Moon of depth and resourcefulness

Emotionally supportive and resilient

From July 13, 6.52 am, to July 15, 7.14 pm

Suitable energy for cleansing, getting rid of the old, spring cleaning, rubbish removal, recycling, nursing, practical and emotional support, midwifery, intimacy, partnership in business, profound talks, sharing secrets, healing old wounds, cultivating psychic powers, studying occult subjects. Purchase of insurance policies, underwear, hygiene articles, medicines, medical equipment, payment of bills, fees and taxes, collecting debts. Helping the dying, honouring the dead. Action motivated by the desire to experience, to know or to control. Reserved and deep feelings, strong attachments, intense likes and dislikes. Beware of wilfulness, emotional control, resentments, obsessive thoughts, unyielding attitudes.

♣ ♣ ♣ In the garden Scorpio is a very fertile Sign. It is also suitable for propagating cuttings, grafting and irrigation. It promotes sturdy roots. Corn, squashes and tomatoes seem to like particularly to be transplanted when the Moon is in Scorpio.

♥ ♥ ♥ Healing Herbs: Aloe, Don Quai, Ginseng.

A note: the garden activities associated with the Moon Sign depend also on the cycle the Moon is in. The Moon transiting through a fertile or productive Sign will no be so favorable if the Phase is not a productive one, and vice-versa. For best results the Sign and Phase of the Moon have to be considered together.

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3 First Quarter to Gibbous fastFirst Quarter

The Moon is now 90 degrees ahead of the Sun, a right angle, very powerful. We meet some serious obstacle on our way. The goal is still strongly in view (Full Moon) but something or someone seem intent at stopping us or hinder our progress. This is the most critical point in the waxing period. It is important that we meet the challenge now, but it is also essential that we don’t go to war with people around us, blaming them for our difficulties, which are instead just a natural phase of our journey. There is something a bit black and white in this Moon’s position and the attention is perhaps focused too much on outside circumstances.

♣ ♣ ♣ In the garden this is the demarcation time between the first and second weeks of the Moon cycle, an important boundary, because different types of plants can now go in, those we grow for their fruit or seedpods (tomatoes, beans etc.). The Moon needs also to be transiting a fertile or productive Sign.

January 28: Mercury in Aquarius, Venus conjunct Vesta

Mercury in Aquarius

Triple Hurray for Mercury entering Aquarius today. It has been a serious and practical stretch for Mercury during his transit in Capricorn, from January 8 to today. For some of us it has meant a somewhat gloomy frame of mind, this often too ponderous Mercury making everything feel hard, difficult or just sad. While, positively, it has been an ideal time to concentrate on practicalities, proceeding with method and caution and thus achieving much for our efforts. Now the wind of change is upon us again. Mercury enters maverick Aquarius today, while the Moon enters fiery Aries and aligns to Uranus, thus forming a favourable aspect to Mercury (sextile = 60 degrees distance), the latter approaching also a sextile to Uranus, exact early tomorrow, January 29. This is a combination for action, eureka moments, acts of daring and passion, zesty conversations, intuition working hand in hand with reason and logic, lateral thinking, inventiveness, original ideas, great for getting together with same minded people, finding new ways to tackle old problems.

The Lunar Transits on January 28

The Moon is rapidly separating from the Sun, reaching 60 degrees distance today, well into her active Crescent phase. She is moving from the breezy sextile to Mercury just described to a powerful conjunction to Uranus, bringing unexpected and hopefully exciting events and people in our lives, and finally, later, to a square to Pluto, indicating some subterranean eruption calling for emotional resourcefulness and the courage to face things head on. The Moon in Aries can take it all in her stride; fierce and brave, she drive us to act out our impulses, not too concerned about possible consequences.

Moon with Ceres and Uranus in Aries – Venus with Vesta in Pisces

The Asteroid Goddesses, all manifestation of the One Feminine principle, the Yin in nature and the psyche, are coming to the fore today too, with the Moon becoming conjunct Ceres (Demeter to the Greeks) who has just separated from Uranus, while Venus will be aligned to Vesta in Pisces.
The Moon, Ceres and Uranus, what an odd company this is! Two maternal archetypes transiting the most masculine Sign of them all, Aries, accompanied by the very masculine and cold Uranus. This multiple transit invites mothers and carers of both sexes to be brave and independent today, showing the world that you are not just a passive, self-effacing, nurturing guardian, but that you have indeed your own ideas and needs time to do things to please yourself. It could be a good day to engage into some fun activities with the children, something a bit out of the ordinary that will inspire them to be more independent also.
The conjunction Venus-Vesta (Hestia to the Greeks) is very different, these two planetary energies having certainly more in common than Moon-Ceres have to distant Uranus. Vesta is the feminine power that keeps families and nations together, never letting familiar affection and loyalty’s eternal fire be estinguished, out of neglect or selfishness; while Venus represents the attraction and love that glues us to other human beings, in our endless search for harmony and pleasure. In the sensitive and compassionate Sign of Pisces these Love Goddesses should really open our hearts to the more subtle and psychic aspects of our attachments to other human beings, letting us perceive the underlying unity between them and us, and offering an opportunity to move on from old resentments, via a more understanding and forgiving attitude toward them and ourselves.

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Libra Last Quarter Moon, January 16 to 20, 2012

After sharing or broadcasting our Cancer Full Moon experiences during the Virgo Disseminating phase (January 13 to 16), we should be now engaging earnestly in some serious inner dialogue during this yearly Libra Last Quarter. The way this dialogue will develop will depend on how much at peace or at war we are with ourselves at present. It could turn out to be an inner, painful struggle with some very personal demons, and/or an opportunity to gain precious insights on what has made this Moon cycle thick (since the Capricorn New Moon on December 25).

What we have ultimately learnt from it? And how can we integrate this ‘lesson’ with our overall life?

A Libra self-reflective phase got to be about relationships, focusing on the ideals we may cherish about them versus their flesh and blood reality.

The Quarter Moon (First or Last) is always a symbol of contrast, the light and the dark faces of the Moon showing us some dual aspects of reality. When this phase occurs in Libra two sides of our relationships becomes more apparent. The aim of Libra is to bring harmony between our life and the lives of other people, to find a common ground that will allow for a peaceful and well balanced existence, when both our individual needs and those of the ‘others’ in our life are met. Too often the ideals and dreams we cultivate about relationships are a far cry from their reality. How to bring harmony in this disharmony? How to reconcile ideal and real?

During the Last Quarter we tend to look within for causes and remedies. So it is within your heart that you will find the answer to this quandary. How much do we abide ourselves to the standards of relating we have set up for other people? Are we always aware of how much of our own psychic baggage we put on others?

Let’s give a look at the transits active a the start of this Libra Last Quarter, to observe what other planetary energies are contributing to this particular phase. The Moon is active in transit,  but so are the Sun, Venus, Saturn and Chiron.

Here is the Horoscope for the exact phase, calculated for the coordinates of Wollumbin, Northern Rivers, New South Wales, Australia. The relative positions of the Sun, Moon and Planets to each other and in the Signs will be the same all over the world; while their orientation to the local horizon changes for each locality (Ascendant, Mid-Heaven etc.).

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The Moon is involved in a complex configuration of transits, approaching first a conjunction to Saturn in Libra, then a trine to Neptune in Aquarius, an opposition to Jupiter in Taurus, and finally a trine to Venus and Chiron in Pisces.

The Moon-Saturn conjunction, the first aspect to become exact, gives a serious tone to the whole phase, making us feel more personally responsible for the discordance we may be experiencing in our close relationships, also more able to look realistically at what is going on. Both Saturn and Neptune are on the last degree of the Air Sign of Libra and Aquarius forming a mutual trine that will very close for a while but fail to become exact because of Neptune’s ingress into Pisces on February 4, and Saturn’s retrogradation through Libra, beginning on February 7. The Moon here is forming a link between these two planets, bringing their energies together in occasion of her Last Quarter. Neptune here can help us to get in touch with the more subtle, spiritual aspect of our experiences. So, while we can be practical and focused under the auspices of Saturn, we can also be aware of the mystery and the sense of fate underlying this period, with particular regard to relationships. Neptune highlights the need for compassion and forgiveness, as also do the Moon-Venus trine and the Venus-Chiron conjunction in the Neptunian Sign of Pisces.

As the Moon enters Scorpio, early on January 17, she opposes Jupiter in Taurus. Jupiter resumed his Direct motion in this Earth Sign on December 27. The contact with the Giant Planet gives a boost to the lunar emotions and moods, magnifying them but also giving them meaning, weaving them in the big tapestry of our life, connecting them like new threads to the whole design. Venus is, at the same time, also in sextile (harmonious aspect) to Jupiter, making the whole configuration more auspicious, promising wisdom in matter of love surging from the inner struggle of the Last Quarter Moon. Again compassion, surrendering to what is, rather than struggling toward the unattainable, healing of those wounds of inadequacy that stop us from giving and receiving the human affection and warmth we really need; all these are suggested by the connection of Moon,Venus, Chiron in the Water Signs of Scorpio and Pisces.

The recent ingress of Venus in Pisces (January 14 to February 8) is more than just a monthly Sign change for Venus. Neptune is very close to entering this Sign too (February 4), to remain there until 2025/26. Venus and Neptune are sympathetic planetary energies, embodying the powers of personal and universal love respectively. I can see then how our Evening Star in Pisces is heralding the soon to take place ingress of Neptune in the same Sign, reminding us of the spiritual unity of all human beings and the need to be more inclusive and open to address the ills of the world. Venus has began to show us the way in the context of our own personal relationships before Neptune direct our attention to more collective issues.

For more on Neptune in Pisces please navigate to this post on the major transits between January and March 2012 or Here and Here for two earlier articles.

Apart from those transits that directly involve the Moon others are also happening at the time of the Last Quarter, the most significant being the trine between the Sun in Capricorn and Mars in Virgo and the separating conjunction of Mercury and Pluto in Capricorn.

Sun-Mars’ contact is an energetic, constructive aspect that could help us to achieve much in action, especially by reforming negative habits and creating healthier and more efficient routines in our daily living. The Mercury-Pluto’s contact provides depth of understanding and the courage to look at the truth within and without. We can now cut through the crap of  idle conversation and and get into ‘real’ talking.

The Quarter phase traditionally covers the whole week to the next New Moon (in Aquarius, on January 23), but there is another minor phase, known as the Balsamic Moon phase, beginning on January 20 when the Moon will be in Sagittarius, half way between Last Quarter and New Moon. For more information about the astrological significance of all the Moon phases please navigate to my Moon Page.

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