In the Stars May 30-June 7, 2021...shining light on the astrology of the week


Photo: May 26th Lunar Eclipse, Selah, Washington, by Leo Figgs


Saturn turned retrograde on Sunday, May 23rd, and Mercury turned retrograde on Saturday, May 29th. This week we are in the midst of two eclipses--the Lunar Eclipse was May 26th and the Solar Eclipse is next week on June 10th, making the planetary energy this week between the eclipses powerful, volatile, and unpredictable.


When Mercury is retrograde, it is time to rethink, review, and renew. It is time to pause projects and re-work and reorganize your plans and commitments. It is a good time to clean up your email backlog, to file papers, and get things in order to support yourself when Mercury moves direct in three weeks and you can move forward again.


Uranus is moving toward its second of three exact squares to Saturn on June 14th. This aspect pushes change, and with Uranus involved, surprises may be in store. This strong change configuration is with us all year, and will be strongest near its exactness June 14th and December 24th. Each week the Moon aligns with this aspect by conjunction, square, or opposition, igniting this change energy. This week the Moon-Uranus-Saturn aspects occur on Sundays May 30th and June 7th.


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The freedom-loving Aquarius Moon highlights the creative tension of the Saturn-Uranus square on Sunday. The Moon aligns with Saturn, imposing duty and responsibility, making us aware of limitations. Uranus squares Saturn and the Moon, unleashing possibilities, perhaps taking us off course or inserting some surprises, Sunday is a contentious day, but one that could be productive and innovative. A Mars-Neptune trine in the evening may soothe rough edges.


Monday, the last day of May, is upbeat. Courage and confidence are strong as a result of a Mars-Pallas Athena trine, and a Mercury-Eris sextile. The Sun conjuncts the North Node, drawing us to our purpose and potential. The Aquarius Moon gives objectivity to examine our lives. This is a good day for imagining and planning the week and month ahead.


The Moon slips into imaginative Pisces on Tuesday. The Moon conjuncts Jupiter in the early morning, infusing the day with hopes and dreams. Note the dreams you had during the night. With your soaring imagination and the Gemini Sun’s gift for gab, you can write poetry or compose a song.


Wednesday the Moon forms a last quarter square. This is the aspect between the Full Moon last week which formed a Lunar Eclipse and the New Moon next week that forms a Solar Eclipse. The energy between eclipses is amplified. As if that isn’t enough, Mars and Eris square off, creating quite the battle scene. The day carries a lot of stormy energy. Thankfully, in the evening the Moon conjuncts Neptune, enabling us to retreat, relax, and envision what is possible.


We feel strong and optimistic on Thursday, thanks to a Sun-Saturn trine and a Venus-Jupiter trine. The Moon bounces into fiery, fearless Aries at 10:59 a.m., giving fresh, energetic promise to the day. Compassion, courage, and hope abound.


The steady, grounding force of yesterday’s Sun-Saturn trine continues, emboldened by the Moon reaching the midpoint between them, forming benefic sextiles to Saturn and Sun. We may need some extra support due to the Moon’s conjunction with Chiron. However, overall this day is strong, solid, and productive.


Saturday is bold and dynamic, and perhaps explosive. The two hot planets, Mars and Pluto, oppose each other, and the fiery Aries Moon squares both of them, forming a tense T-square. On the other hand, a completely different energy influences the day: Mercury square Neptune, which may have a softening or cloudy effect. In very different respects these aspects are tricky, so navigate carefully and consciously.


Enjoy a languorous Sunday morning with the Moon in Taurus. You can be leisurely—even a bit lazy. Enjoy the pleasures of extra sleep, a delicious breakfast, and a slow start to the day. A Sun-Juno opposition may bring partnership issues front and center. Just after midnight Pacific Time the Moon conjuncts Uranus and squares Saturn, an alignment that stirs things up, and may make for a sleepless night.


Monday is a quiet day cosmically. All things sensual are highlighted by the Taurus Moon. This is a day to enjoy delicious, nourishing food and to attend to practical matters. A Moon-Neptune sextile in the evening eases us into rest and dreamland. This is a day to enjoy delicious, nourishing food and to attend to practical matters.


The Week in Short:

Sunday: Creative tension demands hard work; breakthroughs are possible.

Monday: Confidence is strong on this upbeat last day of May. Plan the week and month ahead.

Tuesday: Dreamy, imaginative day.

Wednesday: Intense, stormy day. Tensions ease in the evening.

Thursday: Compassionate, courageous, optimistic day.

Friday: Strong, solid, productive day.

Saturday: Bold, dynamic, potentially explosive day. Use the energies consciously and creatively.

Sunday: Pleasant, relaxing day, though relationship issues may be stirred and surprises may be in store in the evening.

Monday: Quiet day. Take a walk in nature.


Ten Things to Do with Venus in Cancer (June 2-26)


1. Take a journey through old family photo albums. 2. Host a family picnic. 3. Attend to home maintenance. 4. Make your home more comfortable. 5. Pull out your family recipes, and make some of your favorite family foods. 6. Read a historical novel. 7. Get together with siblings and share family stories. 8. Gaze at the Moon in the night sky. 9. Honor your feelings. 10. Express care through a card, call, or gift of food.

Moon Void-of-Course: This is the time when the Moon makes its last major angular aspect with a planet before it moves into the next zodiacal sign tropically. This void time, when the Moon is not aspecting a planet, but rather floating on its own, is a time when things don’t come together and it is difficult to make good decisions. Purchases made during void Moons often turn out to be unsatisfactory and not work out. Appointments often don’t come together, and meetings don’t result in progress or sound, lasting decisions. We more easily get lost or meander in trying to get somewhere. The VoC Moon times for the next month are listed below so that you can plan meetings, decisions, and purchases at times when the Moon is not VoC; and use the void times for gardening, reading, and routine task work. Void-of-Course Moon times for the month ahead (one lunar cycle): Pacific Standard Time:

May 31 at 11:13 p.m. through June 1 at 2:07 a.m. (Moon into Pisces)

June 3: 4:10 a.m. – 10:58 a.m. (Moon into Aries)

June 5: 3:46 p.m. – 10:46 p.m. (Moon into Taurus)

June 8: 8:06 a.m. – 11:47 a.m, (Moon into Gemini)

June 10 at 10:37 a.m. through June 11 at 12:22 a.m. (Moon into Cancer)

June 13: 4:15 a.m. – 11:22 a.m. (Moon into Leo)

June 15: 10:27 a.m. – 8:01 p.m. (Moon into Virgo)

June 17 at 8:54 p.m. through June 18 at 1:53 a.m. (Moon into Libra)

June 20: 3:51 a.m. – 4:57 a.m. (Moon into Scorpio)

June 21 at 11:43 p.m. through June 22 at 5:56 a.m. (Moon into Sagittarius)

June 23 at 7:08 p.m. through June 24 at 6:05 a.m. (Moon into Capricorn)

June 26: 5:49 a.m. -7:09 a.m. (Moon into Aquarius)

June 27 at 12:07 p.m. through June 28 at 10:50 a.m. (Moon into Pisces)

GMT (Greenwich Mean Time):

June 1: 7:13 - 10:07 (Moon into Pisces)

June 3: 12:10 – 18:58 (Moon into Aries)

June 5 at 23:46 through June 6 at 6:46 (Moon into Taurus)

June 8: 16:06 – 19:47 (Moon into Gemini)

June 10 at 18:37 through June 11 at 8:22 (Moon into Cancer)

June 13: 12:15 – 19:22 (Moon into Leo)

June 15 at 18:27 through June 16 at 4:01 (Moon into Virgo)

June 18: 4:54 - 9:53 (Moon into Libra)

June 20: 11:51 – 12:57 (Moon into Scorpio)

June 22: 7:43 - 13:56 (Moon into Sagittarius)

June 24: 3:08 - 14:05 (Moon into Capricorn)

June 26: 13:49 - 15:09 (Moon into Aquarius)

June 27 at 20:07 through June 28 at 18:50 (Moon into Pisces)


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