Star Encounters - May 2020
By Rev. Joy “Aphrodette” Gambon
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This FULL MOON occurs on May 7, 2020 at 06:45:05AM EDST. The Full Moon is in Scorpio opposing both Mercury and the Sun in Taurus as it trines Neptune in Pisces. Wisdom, psychic instinct, and faith merge in a remarkable manner! Signs in nature are clear at this time. We are both grounded and inspired simultaneously at this time! Enjoy!
This NEW MOON occurs on May 22, 2020 at 01:38:43 PM EDST. The Lights are kissing in Gemini and form a double trine to Retrograde Saturn in Aquarius and a double square to Mars in Pisces! This configuration can feel similar to a Mercury retrograde although planetarily this is not the case. Confusion in communication can occur. Slow down, Clarify for best results. Thank me later!
MAY RETROGRADE STATIONS AND SHIFTS
Mars and Venus Shift in One Day!!
On May 13, 2020, Mars moves into Pisces and Venus retrogrades in Gemini overnight!! Venus will be retrograde until June 25, 2020 at 02:18AM. We have been enjoying a trine between these two for some time and we will begin to experience a square with them now. Misunderstandings will occur as this will feel similar to a Mercury retrograde in this cycle. Listen well, ask for explanation! Try to be tolerant and polite for the best outcome!
Jupiter Stations Retrograde In Capricorn!
On May 14, 2020 at 10:32AM, Jupiter stations retrograde and remains so until September 12, 2020 at 08:41PM. Government, laws and referendums will be under review. Cautious expansion of our freedom is well advised by the cosmoos. Stay informed.
Saturn Stations Retrograde In Aquarius!
On May 11, 2020 at 12:09AM, Saturn stations retrograde in Aquarius and re-enter Capricorn for the next few months. It will station direct on September 29, 2020 at 01:11AM. AGAIN, government, laws, elections and referendums will be re-evaluated and experience a closer scrutiny. Certain restrictions will be in place although they will be altered. The safety of the public is primary!
Pluto Still In Retrograde Until October 4, 2020
The Capricorn parade continues with these three planets and we return to go over covered ground with great care. Moving forward does need to be slow but sure in this cycle. The emphasis is on preservation versus motivation. Patience is an imperative in this cycle.
ARIES MAR 20 - APR 20
On this Full Moon, your ruler, Mars is in Aquarius, in a fixed T-square to the Sun/Mercury conjunction and the Scorpio Moon. It also forms a double trine to Venus and the head of the Dragon in Gemini. What a mixed bag! You can stand strong as long as you keep your balance. Join together in conversation with those who share your concerns at this time for best results! Two heads are better than one! On the New Moon, Mars has entered Pisces and is in double square to the Lights in Gemini. It also forms a sweet sextile to Uranus in Taurus. You may experience some difficulty in making important decisions. Options may need clarification before you sign the dotted line! Be wary!
TAURUS APR 20 - MAY 21
On this Full Moon, your ruler, Venus, is in Gemini kissing the Tail of the Dragon and these two form a double trine to Mars in Aquarius. Venus is also in square to Neptune in Pisces. You are mentally sharp and imaginative in this cycle. Others may not understand your brilliance but do not let that deter you. Go for it! On the New Moon, Venus has stationed retrograde in Gemini and is kissing Mercury as they form a double square to Neptune in Pisces! This is a powerful time for reflection and taking a walk down memory lane. This can be both victorious and haunting. Ride the wave! Journaling and meditation share a creative space for you. Choose to both share and ponder deep within. Thank me later!
GEMINI MAY 21 - JUN 21
On the Full Moon, your ruler, Mercury is in Taurus and conjunct the Sun as they oppose the Scorpio Moon. Mercury is also is square to Mars in Aquarius. Do your research if you are wrestling with persistent blocks to your progress. Your solutions can simply come out of the blue at this time! Be open to innovation. On the New Moon, Mercury has moved on into Gemini and is conjunct Venus, now retrograde in your sign as well. They also form a double square to Neptune in Pisces! This can be a confusing time for you but can allow you to perceive certain patterns in your life. Revelations may occur spontaneously. Enjoy the personal growth and illumination! Breathe!
CANCER JUN 21 - JUL 22
This Full Moon is in Scorpio opposing both Mercury and the Sun in Taurus as it trines Neptune in Pisces. You are both psychic and profound in this cycle! You also can bring your sense of humor out to play! Music can be a marvelous catalyst to feed your moods! Indulge yourself in art forms and stimulating conversation. On the New Moon, the Lights are kissing in Gemini and form a double trine to Retrograde Saturn in Aquarius and a double square to Mars in Pisces! This is an excellent time for intellectual, growth and enlightenment! Your memories may loom large and your ability to express yourself in enhanced. Drawing, painting, poetry and prose may bring you glee! Go for it!
LEO JUL 22 - AUG 2
On this Full Moon, your ruler, the Sun, is in Taurus kissing Mercury as they form a T-square to the Scorpio Moon and Mars in Aquarius. Your inner wisdom is deep in this cycle. You may want to progress or upgrade your technology but exercise a little caution and know there will be a learning curve. Practical matters can prove burdensome. Take breaks! On the New Moon, the Lights are kissing in Gemini and form a double trine to Retrograde Saturn in Aquarius and a double square to Mars in Pisces. One day you may feel like a charging lion and the next, want to retire and purr like a kitten with a good book! Diversification in your activities will be healthy for you now. Enjoy it!
VIRGO AUG 23 - SEP 22
On this Full Moon, your ruler, Mercury, is in Taurus and conjunct the Sun as they oppose the Scorpio Moon. Mercury is also is square to Mars in Aquarius. This is an excellent time to take a long look at your resources and look to see if alternatives are available to lighten the load. Spending time in nature is a fabulous way to unwind! Make the time! On the New Moon, Mercury has moved on into Gemini and is conjunct Venus, now retrograde in Gemini as well. They also form a double square to Neptune in Pisces! Too much conversation or trying to please others can be exhausting. You will need to find some quiet time to balance out. If you work on detailed projects it is best if you are not interrupted. Find a place to disappear to!
LIBRA SEP 23 - OCT 22
On this Full Moon, your ruler, Venus, is in Gemini kissing the Tail of the Dragon and these two form a double trine to Mars in Aquarius. Venus is also in square to Neptune in Pisces. This is an excellent time to write or teach. Your mental forces are on steroids!! Some of the ideas you are trying to express may seem elusive. Persist! On the New Moon, Venus has stationed retrograde in Gemini and is kissing Mercury as they form a double square to Neptune in Pisces! This is a wonderful cycle to review the lessons you have both learned and taught others. You may be amazed by what you discover! This si also a good time to get in touch with those that you share memories with! It can be an excellent time to laugh – even at yourself! Enjoy!
SCORPIO OCT 23 - NOV 22
On this Full Moon, your ruling planet of event, Mars, is in Aquarius, in a fixed T-square to the Sun/Mercury conjunction and the Scorpio Moon. It also forms a double trine to Venus and the head of the Dragon in Gemini. Your ruler of process, Pluto, is retrograde in Capricorn, conjunct Jupiter and they both are in trine to Mercury in Taurus! Renewal of contracts and new opportunities that require renovation or expansion will be coming your way! If you are part of a team, it can be industrious as well as entertaining. Appreciate everyone! On the New Moon, Mars has entered Pisces and is in double square to the Lights in Gemini. It also forms a sweet sextile to Uranus in Taurus. Pluto and Jupiter are still kissing in Capricorn, but both are retrograde now. Confusion may surround you as others can change their mind and their schedule in a heartbeat! The weather can also prove challenging at this time if you work outdoors. Expect the need to perfect your game! GO!
SAGITTARIUS NOV 22 - DEC 20
On this Full Moon, you ruler, Jupiter, is simply kissing retrograde Pluto in Capricorn. For now, it is business as usual with some modified tweaking! Foundations seem strong but recreation is also needed at the end of the day to balance you out! On the New Moon, Jupiter has now stationed retrograde and is still conjoining Pluto as they form a double trine to the Lights in early Gemini! This can be awesome for multi-tasking and teaching others to do the same! If you work two jobs or are in school as well as working – things can move slowly and surely toward an excellent outcome. Push gently and relax at days end!
CAPRICORN DEC 21 - JAN 19
On this Full Moon, your ruler, Saturn is in Aquarius and forms a single quincunx to the Head of the Dragon at the Anaretic degree of Gemini! Time stretched for you now, especially if your are working virtually or discovering new manners of self-expression in your work. Marketing can be exciting for you now! On the4 New Moon, Saturn has stationed retrograde and will be moving back into your sign in this cycle. It is time to retrieve your records and tach what you have learned to others. Saturn is in double trine to the Lights in Gemini blessing conversations and camaraderie! Social venues can open wide. Others easily remember you and your last conversation. Watch your words! Thank me later!
AQUARIUS JAN 20 – FEB 19
On this Full Moon, your ruler, Uranus, is in Taurus and in square to Saturn in your sign! Your innovative spirit and intellectual prowess is challenged to move into a grounded and practical security. Accept the challenge know the results will be amazing! On the New Moon, Uranus is still in square to Saturn but now Saturn has stationed retrograde. Even if you are beginning something new, the patterns and philosophies you have utilized in the past simply come to your rescue! Reflect before you act for best results. Uranus also forms a sweet sextile to Mars in Pisces. Imagination and creativity will naturally flow through you! Keep your smile on!
PISCES FEB 19 - MAR 19
On this Full Moon, your ruler, Neptune, is in your sign, in trine to the Scorpio Moon and in sextile to both the Sun and Mercury in Taurus. Neptune also forms a square to Venus in Gemini. This is both a spiritual and grounding time for you. Your powers of concentration and illumination are magnified. You will accomplish much! Avoid gossips and those who do not support your dreams in this cycle. Stay away from bullies and wet blankets for best results! On the New Moon, Neptune is in square to retrograde Venus and Mercury in Gemini. You are extremely empathetic so you must be careful now. Any information you take in – whether it is the internet, television or others trying to convince you they are right – make sure you know that it is the truth by doing some research. Do not take it to heart until you are sure it is true! Thank me later!