May 22: A Day Brimming With Cosmic Activity

May 22: A Day Brimming With Cosmic Activity

Moon trine Jupiter Rx at 1:01 am, and moon void of course begins

Mercury is conjunct Venus Rx at 1:41 a.m.

Sun is trine Saturn Rx at 5:02 a.m.

Moon enters Gemini at 6:36 a.m., and moon void of course ends

Just after midnight, the moon in Taurus forms an earth trine with retrograde Jupiter in Capricorn. This is a powerful blend of grounded emotive forces with cautious optimism. The moon sends some luck and support to the work that Jupiter is incubating this year.

Shortly after, Mercury joins Venus in Gemini, setting the stage for a day of romantic conversations and connections. This is an amazing opportunity for literary projects to turn a creative corner, and also a good day to send loving messages. It may even correspond with a message from a past love interest, since Venus is retrograde until June 25. 

Later on in the early morning, the sun in Gemini forms an air trine with Saturn in Aquarius. This is an opportunity to blend our energies and perceptions with some social strategies. Since Saturn is retrograde also, we may be reworking a plan rather than beginning a new one, but this presents an important opportunity for clarity and decisiveness.

The dawn opens with the moon shifting into Gemini, ending the moon’s void of course while the dark moon phase is nearly perfected.


Mercury is square Neptune at 8:43 a.m.

Moon is trine Saturn Rx at 10:12 a.m.

A new moon in Gemini at 10:39 a.m.

Mercury in swift Gemini then forms a catalyzing square aspect with Neptune in emotive Pisces, amplifying conversation and connecting this with transcendental states and subjects. This aspect adds a slight pitfall to today’s workings since it can add a layer of heightened idealism. Though we may be feeling spontaneous in some ways, we may need to tap into Saturn’s objective and stabilizing forces to stay focused.

Then in the late morning, the dark moon phase becomes exact, and we have this month’s new moon theme planting deep into Gemini. The house that Gemini is connected to in our charts will be undergoing a transformation and renewal over the next 6 months, so today we may be purifying and shedding anything that is long past its due date.

Gemini wants to facilitate clear connections and communications, so for the rest of today, as much as possible, we can rest and reflect on the ways we can serve these moving forward. As always, the lunar dark moon, and its subsequent new moon phase, are times of lower energy or low tide. It provides us with an opportunity to be quiet and still, as one lunar cycle ends, and the next one begins.


Moon square Mars at 7:43 p.m.

Moon sextile Chiron at 10:57 p.m.

After sundown, the moon in speedy Gemini forms a square with Mars in soulful Pisces, bringing a bit of edge and friction to the mood of the moment. The moon is in a somewhat restless sign, while Mars is in a cool, receptive sign, so this may be felt as an unusual push-pull effect when trying to express ourselves.

Late night, the moon forms a sextile with Chiron in bold Aries, supporting themes of soul healing emerging in our dream world.


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