Weekly Horoscope for May 15-21
Sunday: the Moon is in Scorpio
Early on Monday morning, May 16, there will be a Full Moon in Scorpio and a Total Lunar Eclipse. There may be some intense energy emanating from some situations prior to that time, so it’s best to withdraw and keep your own counsel.
Monday (early morning, in Scorpio, Full Moon/Lunar Eclipse), Tuesday, Wednesday: the Moon is in Sagittarius
Sometimes astrological energy in Sagittarius can make you feel like jumping into/on your favorite moving device and taking off for the wild blue yonder. Given the fact that there has been some major intensity all over the place recently, (if you can) do just that. Since Mercury is retrograde*, don’t make any specific plans, simply get out of Dodge for a little while.
Thursday, Friday: the Moon is in Capricorn
One of the things about the sign Capricorn is that it promotes caution. The result is that often there is a feeling of being restricted or confined. Actually what is required is creativity to take on projects with a renewed sense of how to work within the responsible guidelines.
Saturday: the Moon is in Aquarius
Spend the weekend doing (or thinking) unusual and unique things.
When reading this weekly horoscope, check your astrology chart to find which house (section of your chart) has the current Moon sign on the cusp (the beginning edge) & apply forecast information to that area of your life as well. For example, if the Moon is in Leo and one of the suggestions is to entertain – however Leo is located in the 12th house of your chart, which is an inward energy place…then have a small, quiet gathering. By contrast, if Leo is located in the 1st house of your chart, an outward energy place…have a party! It is also interesting to note when the current Moon is in the same sign as your birth Moon and to see how the flavor of that day carries through the following 30 days.
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Current Planet Positions:
Sun – Taurus until May 21, then Gemini
Mercury – Gemini until July 5
(*retrograde May 10-June 3)
(*in-station May 29-June 7)
Venus – Aries until May 29
Mars – Pisces until May 25
Jupiter – Pisces until Dec. 21
Saturn – Aquarius until Mar. 8, 2023
Uranus – Taurus until Apr. 26, 2026
Neptune – Pisces until Mar. 30, 2025
Pluto – Capricorn until Nov. 20, 2024
Current Asteroid Positions:
Ceres – Cancer until July 24
Pallas – Taurus until July 6
Juno – Pisces until Feb. 9, 2023
Vesta – Aquarius until Nov. 21
Chiron – Aries until May, 2027
Current Asteroid Transits:
Ceres – The focus is on food and family. Comfort food and comfortable family.
Pallas – Instead of trying out a whole bunch of things that are new to your skill set, examine what you already know and what you already can do; there’s likely something waiting for you.
Juno – If you are thinking about entering into a relationship of any kind, be sure to check things out thoroughly first.
Vesta – Be ready for twists & turns and new ways to approach your inner desire(s).
Chiron – Release pent-up anger; chart a new course for yourself.
Note: Weekly horoscope timeframes for Moon signs, void-of-course periods, and current planet & asteroid positions are noted for Eastern time zone (USA). Please adjust according to your own location. Times are not given if the void-of-course Moon occurs for a very short period or if it occurs during the night (based on same Eastern time zone).
∗Mercury Retrograde – the speed of the planet slows down considerably. Communications, paperwork, electronics, traffic and mail can become very mixed-up, delayed, or go on the ‘fritz’ during this time. A situation will be in the process of changing, so wait until Mercury is direct (resumes its regular speed) to finalize anything. In general, maintain a slower, more cautious pace in daily affairs. Always allow at least two days before (to slow down) and after (to resume regular activities) a Mercury retrograde period. (Read More about Mercury Retrograde including Direct & In Station)
*Venus Retrograde – just like Mercury, the speed of the planet slows down considerably. Relationships, especially love relationships, will likely be more in the background than upfront. Take it easy with expressed feelings of that nature and agree to address any concerns after Venus goes Direct. (See info about Mercury Direct & In-Station and apply that to Venus when appropriate.)
**Solar Eclipse/A = Annular, which is an eclipse that is almost a Total Eclipse but will show a narrow ring of light surrounding the New Moon.
**Partial Lunar Eclipse – the Full Moon is not completely covered.
**Total Solar Eclipse – when it appears that the Sun is completely covered.