May 12: A Loaded Day

May 12: A Loaded Day

Moon conjunct Jupiter at 3:30 am, and moon void of course begins

Moon enters Aquarius at 8:39 am, and moon void of course ends


In the early morning, the moon in practical Capricorn forms a conjunction with Jupiter, who will be in the determined Goat’s sign until December. This melding of the receptive, grounded emotions of the moment punctuates the slow growth that Jupiter is working this year on our relationship with our material resources. Jupiter will provide opportunities in this regard, but only after hard work, or as a result of resourcefulness. 


The moon void of course begins, but then ends at the start of the day when the moon shifts into objective Aquarius. The lunar mood becomes a little lighter and more externally applied toward shifting through new ideas today.

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Moon is trine Mercury in Gemini at 12:07 p.m.

Moon is conjunct Saturn Rx at 12:18 p.m.

Mercury is trine Saturn Rx at 1:14 p.m.


Around noon, the waning moon forms an air trine with Mercury in its facile home sign Gemini, opening up an opportunity for swift thought and speedy communications now. Lively exchanges and emotional expression have ease, clarity, and grace which will likely feel more uplifting after a couple of days with the moon in reflective Capricorn. 


Minutes later, the moon moves to form a conjunction with Saturn in contrarian Aquarius, which normally could add a pensive feeling to the afternoon, but since this combination is likely to be directed toward social awareness and progression, some opportunities along these themes may be highlighted now. This is further emphasized by Mercury’s air trine with Saturn, strengthening and stabilizing communications for the rest of the day.

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Mars enters Pisces at 9:17 p.m.

Moon is square Uranus at 10:52 p.m.

Moon is sextile Chiron at 11:42 p.m.

Venus goes retrograde at 11:45 p.m.


The night begins with a major planetary shift, with Mars leaving Aquarius to enter Pisces. Mars in this receptive, sensitive, soulful sign will likely cool down its drive, and direct it toward healing initiatives and the protection of others. Mars has been an assertive planetary force in the past few months, engaging in many momentous and hard aspects, so Mars’ time in Pisces may be a window of calm for now. 


Shortly after, the moon in Aquarius forms a square with Uranus in earthy Taurus, and a sextile with Chiron in Aries, illuminating a passage of sudden insight, and emotional awareness of inner wounding. At the same time, Venus turns retrograde, marking a time where we will pause and revisit some of the relational and romantic themes that have developed this year.


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