An Active Weekend
Ed Kluska’s Astrology Newsletter
This weekend is active in the sky. There are more aspects than usual over a three-day period, and overall, they are positive. Here are the highlights.
With Sun in late Taurus and Moon in Cancer from yesterday afternoon until early Saturday evening, we have one of the most favorable and fertile time periods astrologically for planting and improving one’s home and gardens.
Friday evening there are two wholesome lunar aspects as opposed to Saturday evening when there are two challenging lunar aspects.
Saturday morning Venus enters Cancer where it remains until June 13. This benefits any planets and points you have in Cancer as well as the other water signs (Scorpio and Pisces). Venus in Cancer also helps the cardinal signs (Aries Cancer Libra Capricorn) as well as the house in your horoscope ruled by Cancer.
Sunday afternoon there are two favorable lunar aspects within a short period, and Sunday evening there are two relaxing lunar aspects.
Mars entered Aquarius on Wednesday and is now at 02 degrees Aquarius which creates possible conflicts, urgency, impulsiveness, and stress for anyone born around the second day of Taurus, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, and Scorpio, and for anyone with planets or points around 02 degrees of the same signs.
Jupiter, the planet of hope, opportunity, and expansion is now retrograde at 17 degrees Scorpio which offers opportunities for anyone born around the eighth of any month and for any planets and points in your horoscope around 17 degrees.
Saturn now retrograde at 08 degrees Capricorn is likely creating challenges, tests, delays, losses, and realities for anyone born around the twenty-ninth of March, May, June, July, September, and December and for anyone with points or planets around 08 degrees of Aries, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Libra, and Capricorn.
The other relevant astrological factors for this weekend are listed below.
~ Friday, May 18
07:33 AM Moon in Cancer opposing Saturn in Capricorn can create issues, worries, and differences, especially involving females and families. People with this lunar aspect are typically responsible, hard-working, and conscientious, but can also be melancholic, lonely, and find it difficult to express their feelings and emotions.
12:48 PM Mercury in Taurus aligns with Saturn in Capricorn. This aspect is in effect this past week favors organizing and planning, especially regarding any business or practical matter because it involves the earth signs, Taurus and Capricorn. People with this aspect are deep thinkers, and they possess excellent powers of concentration. They are discriminating, highly rational, and get right down to the bare bones in any discussion. They are quick to see the fuzzy thinking or weaknesses in another person's logic. They are well-suited to any work requiring precise and methodical thinking. They enjoy working on problems which others consider too tedious, repetitive, or technical. They are often a specialist in some field of knowledge and can become engrossed in many small details without not realizing that few people share their interest.
01:13 PM Mercury in Taurus square Node in Leo is in effect the past few days and is related to sharing and exchanging information with others. People with this aspect find it easy to express themselves through writing, teaching, recording, negotiating, mediating, and communication.
08:22 PM Moon in Cancer trine Neptune in Pisces brings opportunities for healing, prayer, spirituality, mysticism, meditation, psychic phenomena, daydreaming, imagination, creativity, music, art, and other creative endeavors.
09:47 PM Moon in Cancer trine Jupiter in Scorpio favors a wholesome atmosphere for kindness, helpfulness, benevolence, positive feelings, emotional support, and social consciousness.
~ Saturday, May 19
04:26 AM Moon in Cancer opposite Pluto in Capricorn can create complicated interpersonal situations, especially involving women and families. There are more likely to be emotionally charged situations involving manipulation, hidden motives, and power struggles, but these factors are often not realized until later.
09:10 AM Venus moving from Gemini to Cancer is highlighted at the top of this newsletter.
05:14 PM Moon in Cancer aligned with Sun in Taurus which brings from yesterday afternoon until early Saturday evening one of the most favorable and fertile time periods astrologically for planting and improving one’s home and gardens.
Taurus rules soil, gardening, landscaping, flowers, herbs, horticulture, shrubs, trees, forestry, agriculture, crops, and geology. Cancer rules anything to do with one’s home and real estate: from kitchens and curtains to basements and garages as well as land development and general construction.
The water of Cancer softens the fixed, earthy nature of Taurus, and the steadiness of Taurus adds stability to the watery moods of Cancer. Both signs are inherently gentle, with a tendency to avoid conflict and confrontation if possible. Loyalty to their home and family are strong with both signs.
05:14 PM Moon in Cancer goes Void until 07:10 PM when it enters the next sign, Leo, where it remains until Monday evening when it enters the next sign, Virgo.
07:33 PM Moon in Leo square Uranus in Taurus increases instincts and willfulness but can also bring nervousness, anxiety, upsets, restlessness, excitability, and emotionally charged situations.
09:37 PM Moon in Leo opposite Mars in Aquarius intensifies any interpersonal situation. Impatience, intensity, impulsiveness, strong desires, and even anger and forceful actions are more likely. If you are trying to resolve an issue with someone, for example, be aware that volatile emotions are more likely than rational thinking.
~ Sunday, May 20
09:06 AM Moon in Leo 150 Saturn in Capricorn can create issues, worries, and differences, especially involving females and families. People with this lunar aspect are typically responsible, hard-working, and conscientious, but can also be melancholic, lonely, and find it difficult to express their feelings and emotions.
09:13 AM Moon in Leo conjunct Node in Leo enhances social interactions, networking, and any connections or alliances with groups large and small.
03:30 PM Moon in Leo square Mercury in Taurus can bring differences of opinions influenced more by feelings than logic, but also offers opportunities for communication, discussions, writing, and sales.
04:23 PM Venus in Cancer square Chiron in Aries is in effect the past few days and favors relationships and financial matters. A person with this aspect tends to be lucky, relaxed, and content. They benefit greatly from sharing with people.
10:05 PM Venus in Cancer 150 Mars in Aquarius is also in effect the past few days and creates strong emotions and affections with the planet of love and art (Venus) aspecting the planet of energy and sex (Mars). People with this aspect can be quite expressive and creative, but often there are spending problems and difficulties curbing their sensual desires which results in numerous romantic partners.
10:14 PM Sun enters Gemini where it remains until June 21 when it enters the next sign, Cancer. With the Sun in Gemini for the coming month, it’s a good time to focus on developing the positive qualities of Gemini: flexible and versatile, friendly and gregarious, lively and cheerful, quick and sharp, clever and witty, and good as writers, teachers, salespersons, and communicators.
10:31 PM Moon in Leo 150 Neptune in Pisces increases the possibilities for haziness and emotional confusion as well as highly refined artistic and spiritual feelings and aspirations. This period is better for daydreaming, imagination, creativity, prayer, and meditation than for logical discussions and clear-cut decisions.
11:29 PM Moon in Leo square Jupiter in Scorpio fosters kindness, helpfulness, benevolence, positive feelings, emotional support, and social consciousness.
How to Benefit from This Information
These newsletters are not intended to tell you what is going to happen in your life at the times given. Instead, the aspect descriptions offer some of the possibilities for around the times given so you can more wisely plan for and participate in your life. Often, it’s obvious which time frame is better than others for timing a party, trip, decision, or any other event.
The most important factor with right timing is what’s occurring in your horoscope. If negative aspects dominate your horoscope at a particular time, your chances of success with right timing are diminished no matter how good are the aspects in the sky. These newsletters cannot cover what is occurring in your horoscope, but if you apply the information in these newsletters with common sense, you have an advantage with timing your decisions and activities.
The basic premise with right timing is that it helps to have the "stars" on your side. Starting a marriage, trip, surgery, business, real estate deal, or a major purchase, for example, at an inopportune time reduces the chances of success no matter how good your intentions and how hard you try. The better the timing, the higher your chances of success. Even an hour can make a significant difference in important decisions and events, whether you know it or not.
The Moon (lunar) aspects listed in these newsletters are in effect for hours before and until the times (Eastern Time) given. The non-lunar aspects should be given greater consideration for right timing because they are more important. They are typically in effect for about a week before the date given. Any business, project, decision, relationship, and childbirth, for example, started around the date given will have the qualities of that aspect.
With Void periods, what you start or implement is less likely to turn out the way you planned or expected. So, during Void periods it’s usually better to do things with less significance or no purpose in mind versus trying to start something new and important.
To know what’s going on in your horoscope and to make better decisions at better times, contact me to schedule a private consultation at my office or on the phone so you can know more about your future and better understand the issues and opportunities in your life as well as your relationships, job, career, education, finances, children, parents, travel, health, location, retirement, karma, and purpose in life.
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