May 26: Deep Reflections Come up to the Surface

May 26: Deep Reflections Come up to the Surface

Moon is trine Neptune at 6:43 a.m.

Mercury is inconjunct Jupiter Rx at 8:35 a.m.

The morning begins with a dreamy water trine between the moon in nurturing Cancer and Neptune in mystical Pisces. This may produce an immersive, reflective mood, where the forces of the imagination may be especially powerful. This strong water trine supports more insular, nurturing, and meditative activities, and may not be the best opportunity to concentrate or to be productive in a practical sense.

It is a good morning for cultivating creative ideas or for focusing on self-care. Mercury in swift Gemini forms an inconjunct angle with Jupiter in pragmatic Capricorn, which may amplify the disconnect between thought and concrete, tangible results.

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Moon is opposite Pluto Rx at 2:03 p.m.

By the afternoon, the moon drifts on her course to form an opposition with Pluto in Capricorn. Pluto is now moving retrograde on its course around the sun, which is always slow and gradual, so this opposition brings sensitivity and subjective awareness into contact with the larger, transpersonal, and generational themes of our times.

Pluto is connected to the kind of power that is often beyond our ability to contain or control, so this opposition may bring up the emotions that rub us this way. It can be a range between pensiveness, sadness, grief, and depression, and with the moon in its potent home sign of Cancer, emotions are sure to be running high. Some of us may have to sit with and reflect on some uncomfortable feelings for a little while today.

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Moon is opposite Jupiter Rx at 6:06 p.m., and moon void of course begins

Moon enters Leo at 11:33 p.m., and moon void of course ends

In the early evening, the moon moves into an opposition with expansive Jupiter in earthy Capricorn. This combination could have the effect of amplifying our emotions, bringing some of the day’s reflections up to the surface. This may feel a bit overwhelming, but could also be uplifting, in that Jupiter tends to promote positivity.

The positivity that Jupiter offers this year in pragmatic Capricorn is more tempered and reserved, but it’s still helpful. Jupiter is retrograde until September 12, so this connection with the moon today may remind us to dig deeper into our personal growth and maintain our calm and patience for now. The moon void of course puts the productivity for the day on pause, and then just before midnight, the moon moves into fiery, dramatic Leo for the next two days.


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