New Moon SOLAR ECLIPSE on May 9th at 8:28pm in Taurus at 19 degrees
Full Moon LUNAR ECLIPSE on May 25th at midnight EDT in Sagittarius at 4 deg
The energy for the world this month is about new beginnings, new opportunities, new ideas and new events. Mercury is in direct motion, so moving forward with new plans or projects is great now.
The new moon on Apr 10 will set the tone for the events unfolding over the next 4 weeks. That moon occurs in Aries and could bring quick, impulsive decisions/actions. This can be personal or worldwide or both. Patience and consideration should be exercised. Cancer and Capricorn and Libra signs might not feel uplifted by this new moon.
We have – on Apr 25th – the first of 3 eclipses (Apr 25, May 9, May25). The other two will occur in May. This first full moon eclipse will be in Scorpio and unfolds the emotional energies resulting from the strong, aggressive New Moon energies of Apr 10.
Blood banks, blood transfusions, medical breakthroughs regarding “blood” diseases/cures – all will be favored this month. Of course, the continued tension surrounding war, etc will be growing.
May 1 – Moon moves into Aquarius 10:20amET with VENUS moving into TAURUS at 11:37am. The morning is challenging where communications are concerned and may involve finances/stock market or banks. The energy calms down but then becomes yucky after 9pm until midnight. Seek out peaceful environments today.
May 2 – The moon continues in Aquarius with icky energy early morning but then the rest of the day is positive. Don’t trip yourself up due to the high energy late in the day!
May 3, 4 – The moon entered VOID very early AM on the 3rd and will be VOID until 2:25pmET. Then it will enter the shy sign of Pisces. The energy is calmer and perhaps daydreaming increases. On the 4th the moon continues in Pisces and adds a little more activity- positive. Virgo, hold back on criticism as feelings are sensitive.
May 5 - The moon is in Pisces until noontime and then enters VOID all afternoon and until 9:03pm when it enters the aggressive and explosive sign of Aries. This is the happy Cinco de Mayo celebration day. Hopefully, everyone will enjoy this day. Keep alcohol consumption to a minimum as the Aries energy can be volatile.
May 6, 7 – The moon will be in Aries both days with positive aspects each day. However, on the 7th the moon is VOID from 8:40amET until tomorrow morning. The 6th should see energy that accomplishes a lot while the 7th may have your feelings a bit scattered. Have a to-do list ready! Libra sun signs: be quiet.
May 8 – The moon enters Taurus at 6:09am and is now building for the SOLAR eclipse tomorrow. Be very careful with all money negotiations and financial projects. Delay making major purchases until after the new moon. Scorpio sun signs withdraw.
May 9 – SOLARE ECLIPSE in TAURUS at 19 degrees occurring at 8:28pmET. The moon will also go VOID at this time until tomorrow afternoon. This is a moon of new beginnings. VENUS also changes signs and happily moves into GEMINI. In Gemini friendships and lovers J increase! A desire for more knowledge is strong. Enjoy the day, be careful with overconfidence and watch your spending!!! Watch for any throat issues!! If you have a sore throat or scratchy throat, rest!
May 10, 11, 12 – On the 11th the moon is VOID until 5:21pmET. Expect the unexpected as the fallout from the new moon is stilling being felt. Keep an eye on your possessions. Once the moon enters Gemini early evening, conversations will increase and the desire to communication with others will be necessary. The moon will continue in Gemini on the 11th and be joined by aspects that will overall support the mood of “lets talk”. HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY on the 10th!!! Give thanks for being born to live another lifetime! On the 12th at 9:32am the moon will again enter VOID for the rest of the day. This is a weekend to expect unusual delays and blips here and there. If travelling, doubled check reservations, etc.
May 13, 14 – The moon moves into sensitive and protective Cancer at 5:57am on the 13th. With only one negative aspect around 4:48pmET, this should be a good day. Be aware that with Uranus in Aries right now, it is not sending the smoothest vibrations toward Cancer, Capricorn or Libra sun signs right now, so things could go either way. Make the most of it by having dinner with family and friends. Stay home and watch a movie. On the 14th, there is strong uneven energy in the morning and that could taint the rest of the day if you allow it. Jumpstart your day with optimism and confidence and skip this yucky energy. The moon will remain in Cancer throughout the 14th.
May 15 – The moon is in Cancer UNTIL 8:14am when it enters VOID for the day. It moves into Leo at 6:38pm. MERCURY shifts INTO GEMINI at 4:41pm bringing a little more logic to conversations but also brings a bit of indecisive but quick thinking! Remember chatty is not catty! So, let’s communicate with positive energy! The airlines and all air travel is featured.
May 16, 17 – The moon is in Leo both days. There is a bit of yucky energy early morning on the 16th and again mid morning on the 17th. Avoid “ego” issues and these two days can be filled with fun, romance, dancing and singing!
May 18 – UGH – The moon enters VIRGO at 5:33amET. Prior to that entry there is angry energy in conversation. Sleep through it! Enjoy a nice midday lunch. Then mid and late afternoon oppositional energies again..this time it is more about what we wish for versus what we emotionally need. There could even be a bit of deception. Females will be prominent, so be cautious as emotions are overflowing.
May 19 – The moon in Virgo as relationship become tense. Honesty is always the best policy. However, it is how it is delivered that is important today. Be kind and compassionate without betraying the truth. The energy could blow out of proportion tonight if care is not taken in conversations today. Prepare for the strong energy that will happen tomorrow: Pluto/Uranus unhappy with each other.
May 20 – The moon starts the day in Virgo. The SUN moves into Gemini and joins Venus, Mercury and Jupiter already in GEMINI. WOW.. Gemini sun signs have a lot going on as well as all communication sectors worldwide!! The moon enters VOID at 12:40pmET. It remains VOID a very short time and then enters Libra. There is explosive energy late afternoon that is unpredictable. It involves Pluto and Uranus. Pluto transforms and Uranus does it quickly. Be aware of this strong energy as events could be headline news.
May 21 – The moon in Libra strives for harmony and balance. Sometimes this is felt as controlling by others. With angry energy continuing from last evening and more added this morning, it will be afternoon before we feel any real harmony and peace. If you are lucky to have only positive things happening – this is the perfect day to have your personal care chores done, paint or wash your car!
May 22, 23 – On the 23rd the moon moves into VOID at 3:35amET until 4:55pmET when it will slide into the deep and introspective sign of Scorpio. When the moon is VOID, it is hard to stay focused. Always expect the unexpected under VOID timeframes. Plans change quickly. Everyone feels like pulling back a bit and reassessing the activities of the past few days. The 24th continues this feeling as intuition is increased. Secrets are set for exposure!! A word to the wise!
May 24 – The moon opens the day in Scorpio but quickly moves into VOID again at 9:55amET. It remains VOID all day until 5:49pmET when it enters Sagittarius. With a Lunar Eclipse happening late tonight around midnight eastern time, the VOID energy timeframe today is important. Expect the unexpected especially involving foreign countries and investments; universities; lawyers/legal affairs; treasury; religious leaders. These will all be highlighted now through the first week of June.
May 25 – Full Moon LUNAR ECLIPSE AT 0:25amET – The lunar eclipse occurring in Sagittarius at 4 degrees at midnight, followed by deceptive energy around 2amET, may bring unexpected news about a prominent female or focus on the public in a newsworthy way. Full moons are emotional and relate directly to women and the public. This full moon brings the SOLAR ECLIPSE energy from the 9th into perspective. Sagittarius is known for being pretty blunt, almost sarcastic so watch “your tongue”!! Exercise gentleness and compassion for those you engage in conversation today.
May 26 – UGH, the moon is VOID from 6:22amET until 5:28pmET. It is moving from Sagittarius into Capricorn later in the day. Today still has fallout from the full moon energy. It is challenging energy early in the AM right before the moon goes VOID.. the rest of the day may find you trying to restore balance to your life, relationship or even perspective. Again, expect the unexpected!
May 27 – Happy Memorial Day! God Bless our Soldiers! The moon is in Capricorn and focuses on government and banking. The energy is calmer today but does have angry energy midday. Keep emotions in check. Celebrate with an open mind and be aware that energy midday could bring emotional challenges.
May 28 – Moon in Capricorn helps contain the emotions but can seem rather stern and cool to most people. The government may be in the news today along with banks and bank leaders. Go over budgets, check your bank account and generally discipline your spending habits! This is a good day for a commitment. At 5:48pmET the moon shifts into friendly Aquarius!
May 29 – The moon in social Aquarius is a blessing. The day is rather peaceful so enjoy!! There is an element of surprise in the air that will manifest late in the day today and continue into tomorrow. Be aware of this energy as it could be of a negative nature.
May 30 – The moon continues in Aquarius until 7:57pmET when it enters VOID for only a half hour before moving into shy and sensitive Pisces at 8:30pmET. The evening mellow out and faith becomes important.
Eclipses in 2013
May 10 - Solar Eclipse in Taurus at 19 degrees
May 25 - Lunar Eclipse in Sagittarius at 4 degrees
Oct 18 - Lunar Eclipse in Aries 25 degrees
Nov 03 - Solar Eclipse in Scorpio 11 degrees
When a planet is retrograde, its energy is weakened, misunderstood or projected in an unclear manner. The sun signs, industries, activities and so forth ruled by the retrograde planet, will feel held back, restricted, misunderstood or weakened. This is also a time when you are given an opportunity to re-do, re-evaluate these areas. Many times it brings about a better solution or happier direction.
Saturn: Feb 18 - Jul 8 in Scorpio - Saturn is the ruler of teeth, skin, the government, government employees, banking, and lending institutions, as well as the sign of Capricorn, to name a few. When it retrogrades it stops the forward motion of things it rules. The area of your astrological chart ruled by Capricorn will show signs of slowing the energies of that area, allowing you time to review the activities already in motion. This happens every year. It is time for deep breaths, restructuring, trimming down costs, seeking remedies to health issues ruled by Capricorn. Changes should be implemented after March 15th when Mercury will be direct. Due to Saturn’s long time in retrograde, this is not a problem.
Pluto: Apr 12 - Sep 20 in Capricorn - Pluto rules the sign of Scorpio and the 8th house of the astrological chart. In general, the 8th house rules taxes, inheritance, monies we receive from others including lottery winnings. And, of course it rules sex and sexuality. Along with Scorpio, the sign Pluto is transiting thru is in line for major happenings bringing about transformation on large scale. Every year when it retrogrades for several months, it allows time for a review of activities associated with Scorpio and sign it is transiting through. It also weakens the energy in the area ruled by Scorpio in your astrological chart allowing time for review and revision. It can also slow the core energy of the Scorpio sun signs. With that in mind, Scorpio sun signs should conserve their energy and focus on one task at a time. Pluto has been transiting in the sign of Capricorn since 2008 and will continue for many more years. Capricorn rules government so it is likely world governments will be challenged to make positive changes. Individually, make the changes necessary, especially Capricorn but do so slowly and meticulously. Pluto rules volcanoes. Expect the unexpected now as Uranus is in EXACT aspect to Pluto in June and July. I’ve said it’s like “poking the bear” because you never know what you might get, but it will usually not be what you expect!
Void of Course Moon(VOC or VOID)
When the transiting moon makes no aspect to a transiting planet, it is considered to be VOID. During these void periods - which can last a few minutes or a few days - it is best to avoid signing sign contracts, interviewing for jobs, or setting important appointments. Why? Because appointments are usually delayed or rescheduled altogether or they do not turn out as expected. Contracts have delays or have to be re-negotiated, etc. Job interviews turn out to be non-productive or empty promises are made. If, for instance, a first interview does occur and appears positive, you may be asked to start ASAP or have to interview with additional people, etc. I feel that during void moon energy, solutions to problems can be found. Therefore, it is an excellent time for lawyers to find loopholes in cases or uncover evidence that will turn a case in their favor. Lost items are found or returned during this energy at a higher percentage than when the moon is not void. Any computer glitches that have evaded solution can suddenly be resolved. You can be lucky and win a lottery or raffle. Keep in mind that during a VOID MOON, any activities undertaken usually take TWICE as long to accomplish!!! There is also an element of LUCK associated with this void energy...use it wisely.One thing is for certain -- always expect the unexpected during a VOID of COURSE MOON timeframe -- good and bad.
Long "VOID MOON" Timeframes
All Eastern Times:
Feb 28th 3:37am until MAR1st 12:33pm
When the transiting moon makes no aspect to a transiting planet, it is considered to be void. During these void periods - which can last a few minutes or a few days - it is best to avoid signing sign contracts, interviewing for jobs, or setting important appointments. Why? Because appointments are usually delayed or rescheduled altogether or they do not turn out as expected. Job interviews turn out to be non-productive or empty promises will be made. If, for instance, an interview does occur and appears positive, you may be asked to start ASAP or have to interview with additional people, etc.
I feel that during void moon energy, solutions to problems can be found. Therefore, it is an excellent time for lawyers to find loopholes in cases or uncover evidence that will turn a case in their favor. Lost items are found or returned during this energy at a higher percentage than when the moon is not void. Any computer glitches that have evaded solution can suddenly be resolved. One thing is for certain -- always expect the unexpected during a VOID of COURSE MOON timeframe -- good and bad.
During 2013, these planets will transit as follows:
If the slower moving planets connect with one of your personal planets during 2013 (Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, and Mars), energy will develop to bring about a needed event or change. So, it is helpful to know if this will be happening so you can plan better and be prepared to make it a good “connection”. Here are the slower moving planets:
Jupiter is the fastest moving of the slower planets, staying approximately a year in each sign. In 2013 it will transit Gemini until late June when it will slide into the sign of Cancer. Those Gemini born after May 26th will benefit the most now from this transit, although all Gemini will still feel the positive effects. Also, if you have a planet in Gemini or a Gemini ascendant at 6 degrees or higher of Gemini, you will feel the presence of this positive planet more directly. The only “negatives” of a Jupiter transit that I feel strong about are the ones that bring in the law/legal (Jupiter rules), weight gain (yeah, it thinks it is protecting you!) or flamboyant thinking that is larger than life (make sure you can deliver what you say). Enjoy the blessings of Jupiter especially while it is in such a wonderful partnership with Uranus (planet of surprises and unpredictable happenings) When it moves into Cancer in late June, then those born under that sign, as well as others that are born with planets in Cancer, will begin to feel this benevolent influence. This will continue well into 2014. We might see some powerful world negotiations take place during the summer of 2013 as Jupiter moves into Cancer in opposition to Pluto in Capricorn.
Saturn takes about 2.5 years to move through each sign. In 2013, it will transit in the sign of Scorpio for the first time since the 1980s and stays in Scorpio until 2014/15. Saturn’s energy helps us discipline and focus our talents and urges. It can bring unexpected responsibilities or even a health crisis that will require discipline and focus to overcome. This is the time to stay current with your medical exams especially if you are a Scorpio sun sign or ascendant OR a Taurus sun sign or ascendant. Scorpio is the sign opposite Taurus. This opposition touches the Taurus sun signs born in late Apr and first 2 days in May with this Saturn energy along with Scorpio - just not as intense. It CAN feel oppressive having Saturn in your sun sign (or opposing it), but it doesn't’t have to be felt that way. With the ability to focus and accomplish, use it to finish up projects or goals that have been set aside. Take on any added responsibilities as a learning experience that will benefit you. Hard work is usually required when Saturn is in your sign so be prepared to work hard and be rewarded accordingly. The latter half of 2013 will have Saturn and Jupiter in a comfortable partnership. That will bring some “lightness” to the weight of Saturn. Not bad, not bad at all!
Uranus will continue transiting the sign of Aries moving from 4 degrees Aries to 9 degrees in 2013. If you have an astrological planet at 4,5,6,7,8, or 9 degrees Aries (or Libra, Aries opposite), Uranus will energize that planet sometime in 2013. Those born the last 4 days in March and the first two days of April will feel the powerful contact with Uranus more directly. Libra sun signs born the first week of Oct feel this energy as an opposing force. It is challenging but not as aggressively challenging as those born in the sign of Aries. You could suddenly quit a job, seek a divorce, change your hair style, or even decide to change residence when this happens. The energy of freedom loving Uranus is not predictable except to say it is unpredictable. Sudden changes, accidents, changes in beliefs, strong desire to be free, etc can all be part of this energy. Be careful in your desire to feel free, to break the rules, etc. Remember, when the transit passes, you want to be able to live with the consequences of your actions and decisions! Uranus is sending kind vibes to Aquarius and Gemini so enjoy the gift.
Neptune - in Pisces - will move from 1 degree to 3 degrees Pisces in 2013. It is very slow moving. Those Pisces born Feb 18 to Feb 23 or who have planets or ascendant at 2-5 degrees Pisces will be touched by this mysterious and vague planetary energy in 2013. Be cautious in business dealings as Neptune energy can be so evasive, you can be deceived before you know it. Neptune has a strong spiritual side and connects to the higher realms. Perhaps if your planets are contacted by this transiting Neptune, you will find yourself returning to church, picking up a new belief, restoring your faith, or finding that true love! That’s not bad at all. Virgo sun signs may find themselves working with Pisces sun signs or changing careers to work in a Pisces industry i.e., oil, ink, ocean liners, entertainment, singing, children, any music or acting, etc. Virgo sun signs will feel the opposing energy and it could create feelings that make them wonder if they are a little “out of it”. Enjoy this opportunity to dream, Virgo! You are great at detail, Pisces not so much and Neptune surely does not care. So, Virgo born Aug 23 - 28 will likely feel this “cloudiness” quite strongly. A positive from it could be an enhancement of some creative talents or maybe just vivid dreams!
Pluto - in Capricorn - will be at 8, 9, 10 and 11 degrees of Capricorn in 2013. Those born the last 4 days of December and the first 3 days of January will feel this transit more directly. Any planet you may have in your astrological chart that is at the degrees mentioned, will feel the power of Pluto. It brings about transformation that has been coming for the past year or so. It can also involve corruption, drugs, sexual desires, skin and teeth issues, government planning, the disciplining parent, to name a few. The same applies to the sign of Cancer born the last 5 days of June and the first 3 days of July; or Cancer planets at 8, 9, 10, 11 degrees of Cancer. Luckily, after June 2013, Cancer sign will enjoy having Jupiter at its side as it reduces the effects of opposing Pluto. Because Capricorn and Cancer are action oriented signs, Pluto’s transit will create strong desires for action, not just thinking about something. This helps define economic changes that will be beneficial and strong. Capricorn rules the skin and teeth, knees, landlords, countries of India, Mexico, Greece, bones in general, parts of Iran and the Vatican, and it rules government and government officials to name a few that might be in the news this year. The changes being made will be long lasting ones. A word to the wise should be sufficient. Virgo and Taurus - fellow earth signs of Capricorn - should find the transformations, changes, very positive and smooth. Way to go!
Be blessed, always!