May 1: Thoughts and Intentions on Simmer

May 1: Thoughts and Intentions on Simmer

Moon sextile Venus at 4:16 a.m.

Moon inconjunct Neptune at 5:51 a.m.

Moon opposite Mars at 9:04 a.m., and moon void of course begins


In the early hours of the morning, the day’s aspects begin with a supportive sextile between the moon in passionate Leo and Venus in lively Gemini. It infuses the beginning of the day with an active buzz, that could stimulate us to rise early with enthusiasm. 


As the morning continues, the moon moves into an inconjunct angle with Neptune, highlighting a disconnect between the engaging energies of the day and the dreamy, mystical workings of the universe. This uncanny feeling is amplified later on by a confronting opposition between the moon in proud Leo and assertive Mars in intellectual Aquarius. Our emotional needs may come head to head with concepts and rules that feel like yet another confining imposition. 


After what may be an emotional showdown, and release, the moon goes void of course until the evening. This sets us up for an unproductive afternoon, so the rest of the day is best spent not beginning anything new, but instead by putting our thoughts and intentions on simmer, for now.

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Moon inconjunct Pluto Rx at 5:58 p.m.

Moon inconjunct Jupiter at 5:28 p.m.


Under the void of course phase, the afternoon has a feeling of being in suspended animation. This is amplified by the moon in bold Leo forming an inconjunct angle to both Pluto and Jupiter in Capricorn. We may be feeling restless and unsettled, as though we have an existential itch to scratch that is currently out of reach. 


The moon’s inconjuncts symbolize our immediate emotional states perhaps not blending with the somber themes of discipline and patient growth. The opportunity to sit with feelings of ambivalence continues, until the moment once again feels right for action.



Moon enters Virgo at 10:35 p.m. and moon void of course ends


By nightfall, the lunar mood shifts again, from an active, outward propelling awareness to one more internal and contemplative as the moon enters practical Virgo. The intuitive energies of the moment begin to be channeled toward more tangible concerns and material matters. At the same time, the moon’s void of course phase ends, opening the window to be more organized, decisive, and productive over the next two days.


All the aspects mentioned are calculated in Standard Pacific Time, for greater accuracy please adjust to your own location.