May 3: Lost in Our Imagination

May 3: Lost in Our Imagination

Moon is square Venus at 8:06 a.m.

Moon is opposite Neptune at 8:22 a.m.


Sunday begins with an edgy square aspect between the moon and Venus, perhaps kicking up a little friction or anxiety in relationship matters. The moon is in Virgo, and Venus in Gemini, both signs ruled by Mercury, who fortunately is in steady Taurus at the moment. This may have a somewhat grounding effect on the moon and Venus, but nevertheless, the two are working at cross purposes today. 


The square can have the effect of catalyzing or amplifying both of the planetary energies involved, so it may cause emotions to run a little high, bringing a love or commitment topic to the surface to be worked through. The aspect is quick, but it’s notable should it be felt at all today. Shortly after, the moon opposes illusory Neptune, so we may need to beware of a risk of losing the plot, and will likely have to confront any way we are being unrealistic.


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Moon is inconjunct Mars at 1:47 p.m.

Moon is trine Pluto Rx at 4:01 p.m.


A fleeting inconjunct angle between the moon in nervous Virgo and Mars in contrarian Aquarius occurs in the early afternoon, highlighting a disconnect between the emotional tone of the moment, and the powers of initiative and drive. It may just produce a bit of an uncanny feeling, until a few hours later when the moon forms an earth trine with Pluto retrograde in sober Capricorn. 


Here, an opportunity presents to ground the mood of the day into deeper reflections on inner growth and the changes around us in the world. Making some peace with our circumstances today will help us work constructively in the midst of uncertainty.



Moon is trine Jupiter at 7:25 p.m., and moon void of course begins

Venus in Gemini is square Neptune in Pisces at 8:52 p.m.


By the evening, the moon in demure Virgo forms yet another earth trine, this time with benevolent Jupiter in reserved Capricorn. Though Jupiter’s luck and abundance are tempered and conserved this year, this is still a lucky aspect and can add a dash of hope and cautious optimism to the mood of the evening. 


It’s at this point, the moon goes void of course until it changes signs again after midnight. The void of course passages are not the best for beginning anything new, but it really won’t matter much, as the evening’s Venus/Neptune square is likely to add a dreamy, illusory, and somewhat escapist mood to the night. It’s an evening to get lost in our imagination or to go off on a creative tangent.


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