and More
by Jenny Yates

May 9 to 24, 2019

What sign is the moon in?  What signs do the planets occupy?  
What is the current lunar cycle about?  

For the aspects currently affecting everyone,
click here.  

And for a daily overview,
click here.   

Venus is in Gemini

In Gemini, Venus is devoted to
intellectual pleasures.  This can mean
anything from crossword puzzles to
lectures on Medieval candle magic.   

It's especially good for scintillating
conversation.  Everyone is wittier and
more interesting, and everyone is
quicker to respond to your ripostes.
(And they're ready to repost
everything you write, too.)  

And yes, it's a good time for puns.  
Try to control yourself.    

Venus will be in Gemini until July 4.   

Venus entered Gemini
in NYC: Thurs, June 9, 10:23 am
in Vancouver: Thurs, June 9, 7:23 am
in London: Thurs, June 9, 3:23 pm
in Berlin:  Thurs, June 9, 4:23 pm

The Moon

moves into Cancer
in NYC:  Weds, May 8, 5:06 am
in Vancouver: Weds, May 8, 2:06 am
in London: Weds, May 8, 10:06 am
in Singapore: Weds, May 8, 5:06 pm  
in Sydney: Weds, May 8, 7:06 pm

moves into Leo
in NYC: Fri, May 10, 9:13 am
in Vancouver: Fri, May 10, 6:13 am
in London: Fri, May 10, 2:13 pm  
in Singapore: Fri, May 10, 9:13 pm  
in Sydney: Fri, May 10, 11:13 pm

moves into Virgo
in NYC: Sun, May 12, 12:21 pm
in Vancouver: Sun, May 12, 9:21 am
in London: Sun, May 12, 5:21 pm  
in Singapore: Mon, May 13, 12:21 am  
in Sydney: Mon, May 13, 2:21 am  

moves into Libra
in NYC: Tues, May 14, 2:50 pm
in Vancouver:  Tues, May 14, 11:50 am
in London: Tues, May 14, 7:50 pm
in Singapore: Weds, May 15, 2:50 am  
in Sydney: Weds, May 15, 4:50 am  

moves into Scorpio
in NYC:  Thurs, May 16, 5:25 pm
in Vancouver: Thurs, May 16, 2:25 pm
in London: Thurs, May 16, 10:25 pm
in Singapore: Fri, May 17, 5:25 am  
in Sydney: Fri, May 17, 7:25 am  

moves into Sagittarius
in NYC: Sat, May 18, 9:21 pm
in Vancouver: Sat, May 18, 6:21 pm  
in London: Sun, May 19, 2:21 am  
in Singapore: Sun, May 19, 9:21 am    
in Sydney: Sun, May 19, 11:21 am  

moves into Capricorn
in NYC: Tues, May 21, 3:56 am
in Vancouver: Tues, May 21, 12:56 am
in London: Tues, May 21, 8:56 am
in Singapore: Tues, May 21, 3:56 pm   
in Sydney: Tues, May 21, 5:56 pm

moves into Aquarius
in NYC:  Thurs, May 23, 1:49 pm
in Vancouver: Thurs, May 23, 10:49 am
in London: Thurs, May 23, 6:49 pm
in Singapore: Fri, May 24, 1:49 am   
in Sydney: Fri, May 24, 3:49 am   

moves into Pisces
in NYC: Sun, May 26, 2:07 am
in Vancouver: Sat, May 25, 11:07 pm
in London: Sun, May 26, 7:07 am
in Singapore: Sun, May 26, 2:07 pm  
in Sydney: Sun, May 26, 4:07 pm


What does the
moon's sign tell

Moon Signs and
Lunar Transits

Neptune is in Pisces

This could be a time of beautiful spiritual flowering,
a time when large numbers of people open up their
hearts and connect with each other. The idealism
of Neptune becomes deeply intuitive, emotional
and sympathetic when this planet goes through

The matter of faith is likely to be paramount as
Neptune goes through this sign.  Who and what do
we trust?  People will have a stronger need to
believe in something (or someone), and this can
mean that some folks will be preyed upon by
unscrupulous con men. A gullible populace isn't
always good at picking leaders, so it will be
important to talk as clearly and fully as
possible about all the issues of the day. Open
communication is important and protective during
this period.      

Neptune is the planet of the strange, so things may
take odd turns.  Everyone will be a little more
susceptible to illusions, confusion, fascinations,
and poetic deliriums.  New drugs could make an
appearance – both medicinal and recreational -  
and new healing techniques be developed.  
Creativity is enhanced by Neptune in this sign,
especially when it comes to rhythmic forms like
music and poetry, and to the arts of illusion such
as theatre and film. We could see the flowering of
some amazing new art-forms.  

Religious institutions get new life from
Neptune’s passage through Pisces, but only if they
offer a true connection with the wisdom of the inner
self.  It’s not a time for dogma, but for breaking
down all artificial divisions and merging with the

Neptune will be here until March 2025.  

Neptune entered Pisces
in NYC:  Fri, Feb 3, 2012, 2:03 pm
in Vancouver: Fri, Feb 3, 2012,
11:03 am
in London:  Fri, Feb 3,2012, 7:03 pm
in Berlin: Fri, Feb 3, 2012, 8:03 pm
in Sydney: Sat, Feb 4, 2012, 6:03 am

Pluto is in Capricorn

Pluto has to do with the slowest, most relentless
and most inexorable trends.  In spite of being
demoted from planet status, it's still very
influential when it comes to social

As soon as Pluto entered this pragmatic,
restrained ascetic sign, the economy took a very
different shape.  Everyone switched from
spending and speculating to worrying and
saving.  The emphasis is on what works, not
necessarily what feels good.

This is a long-term conservative influence, but
the word "conservative" can mean a lot of
different things.  It could mean conserving the
land, and becoming better stewards of the earth.  
It could mean conserving the wisdom of our
elders.  It could mean looking to the people who
have spent their lives developing practical skills
and asking, "Okay, how do we do this?"

Pluto has been in Capricorn since November
2008 and will be here until March 2023.  

Uranus is in Taurus

Uranus is the revolutionary planet, and now
it’s entering the most solid, grounded sign in the
zodiac, Taurus.  So this could be a time when
some very basic social and economic factors will
be challenged.  

There could be big changes to the way we all
handle matters of wealth and poverty, for
example. Currencies could be affected, and some
could go dormant, while new currencies are
suddenly born.  Our agricultural methods could
be altered during this time, along with the way we
distribute food and other goods.  New technology
will reshape science, especially when it comes to
medicine.  New art forms could have a big
influence, particularly in music and spoken

Ecological issues will also be addressed with
innovative technology during this time, and some
of it will work, while some of it will fail.  It may
become clear that we do need to restructure our
societies in order to live sustainably on the earth,
but whether this will happen in a sufficiently
radical way remains to be seen.  There will be a
lot of push-back for every change that’s
proposed.  Sometimes it takes the shock of
disaster to really alter people’s consciousness,
that’s the hard way to do it.

There may be more radical movements towards
traditional lifestyles during this time. Of course,
everybody interprets tradition in their own way.  
Some of these will be oppressive to women, gay
people, and minorities, while others are able to
combine a kinder social ethic with a sustainable

Uranus will be in Taurus until July 7,

Uranus entered Taurus
in NYC:  Weds, Mar 6, 3:27 am
in Vancouver: Weds, Mar 6, 12:27 am
in London: Weds, Mar 6, 8:27 am  
in Singapore: Weds, Mar 6, 4:27 pm  
in Sydney: Weds, Mar 6, 7:27 pm

Mars is in Gemini

This is a restless place for the planet of action, and it
increases your level of nervous energy.  It can mean
pacing, non-stop talking, and rushing around doing a
million things at once.  It can be harder to relax and to
sleep while Mars is here, particularly for people who
are already insomniacs.  Even usually calm people
may feel a bit edgy and easily distracted.

People who are good at multi-tasking will be even
better at it during this period, and so you’ll see a lot of
people simultaneously talking on the phone,
answering their mail, and watching cartoons.  These
folks are energized by all the mental stimuli, and so,
somehow, everything gets done.    

The main challenge is that there can be too much
mental energy, and sometimes people can talk for
hours without making a decision.  There’s a certain
reluctance to diminish your options in any way.  This
can mean a more superficial approach, a tendency to
dabble in a lot of things without making a definite
commitment to anything.  

But this is an interesting time, and you’re likely to
experience lots of variety in your environment.  You’re
curious about all the untried possibilities, and your
curiosity can take you to new places.  You’re more
likely to talk to strangers, to read the signs along the
way, to smell the flowers and then to post facebook
updates (with pictures) about them, and to engage
with everything and everybody around you.  

When it comes to exercise, this is a great time for
biking, roller-skating, or skate-boarding.  Walking may
sometimes seem too slow.  Hitchhiking could make a
comeback, and a lot of people will find themselves
driving around more than usual.   

Mars will be here until May 15.    

Mars enters Gemini
in NYC:  Sun, March 31, 2:12 am
in Vancouver: Sat, March 30, 11:12 pm
in London: Sun, March 31, 6:12 am  
in Singapore: Sun, March 31, 2:12 pm  
in Sydney: Sun, March 31, 5:12 pm

Saturn is in Capricorn

Saturn is now entering its home sign, where
it’s an especially strong influence.  This is a
period when the focus will be on duty,
responsibility and pragmatism, and there
won’t be a lot of time or room for frivolity. When
times are hard, people focus on the basics, and
act more cautiously.

This is a sign of structure and tradition, and so
the emphasis will be on maintaining the status
quo, and bolstering it further whenever possible.
We may see more poverty and lack, for many
reasons, during this time.  Natural resources will
become scarcer, and people already in power will
be even more efficient in taking control of
what’s there.     

With Saturn in this sign, I can see the world
becoming more and more like a factory, a
machine, with people being ground under by the
emphasis on efficiency and competence. At the
same time, organization is rewarded, in whatever
form, and so we are likely to see a lot of
grassroots organization take firm root.  Discipline
and commitment are rewarded by this sign, and
this will help people survive.    

Saturn is the planet that rules bones, and so
we’ll become aware of the bones of our society.
We’ll become well acquainted with its framework,
and it will be clear when it’s crooked, when it’s
unstable, when
it’s not sustainable. The process of righting it is
slow and painstaking, but that work will continue
doggedly during this time.   

Saturn will be in Capricorn until March 21, 2020.  

Saturn entered Capricorn
in NYC: Tues, Dec 19, 11:48 pm
in Vancouver: Tues, Dec 19,
8:48 pm
in London: Weds, Dec 20,
4:48 am
in Singapore: Weds, Dec 20,
12:48 pm  
in Sydney: Weds, Dec 20,
3:48 pm

The sun is in Taurus

Everything becomes more concrete and
physical when the sun enters Taurus.  There’s
an emphasis on working with the stuff of the
earth:  the soil, the worms, the compost, the
seeds. People are more definite about
everything, more likely to make up their minds
and keep them made up.  It’s time to take a
stance, to pick a little spot of ground and plant
yourself there.  

People also become more aware of the basics:  
how much money they have in the bank, how
much insurance they have, and the general
state of their health.  This is a good time to
look at the foundations of your life, and to
strengthen them in any way that they need

However, it’s also a good time to live in the
moment.  This earthy sign is very sensual, and
so this is a nice month to just sit in the garden
and listen to the birds sing and watch the
flowers grow.  This is a different kind of
maintenance.  You’re recharging your
batteries, finding your center, feeling your
connection to the earth’s core.    

The sun will be here until May 21.

The sun entered Taurus
in NYC: Sat, Apr 20, 4:55 am
in Vancouver: Sat, Apr 20, 1:55 am  
in London: Sat, Apr 20, 9:55 am    
in Singapore: Sat, Apr 20, 4:55 pm     
in Sydney: Sat, Apr 20, 6:55 pm  
Venus is in Aries

Romantic passion has its day, with Venus in this sign.  If
you ever wanted to write a love sonnet, now is the time.  
You’re more spontaneous and impetuous than usual, and
if writing sonnets isn’t your thing, you might just blurt out
the way you feel.  Later on, you may wonder how you
managed to be so bold!  But the good side of this is that
you get your answer right away, and you can move on if
the object of your interest isn’t in the same place.

All lovers are a little friskier under this influence, even if
they’ve been together a long time.  Everybody is looking
for a little more excitement in their lives.  

It’s also a great time for artists, as the urge for creative
self-expression is very strong.  There’s an
autobiographical feel about Venus in Aries, and this will
come through in any media.  You’re drawing yourself, or
doing comedy about your own life, or putting your
feelings into interpretive dance.  Whatever you’re doing,
it’s an exploration of what it means to be you – and what
it means to be human – and the honesty and spontaneity
of your work engages your audience.  

When it comes to pleasure, you want to do new,
intriguing things while Venus is here.  You want to try
something you’ve never done before, something that will
engage your body and spirit.  You might go out and take
tango lessons, or join a rugby team, or run a marathon,
or walk on hot coals.  Even if it challenges you –
especially if it challenges you! -  it will be fun.  

Venus will be in Aries until May 15.     

Venus entered Aries     
in NYC: Sat, Apr 20, 12:10 pm
in Vancouver: Sat, Apr 20, 9:10 am
in London: Sat, Apr 20, 5:10 pm
in Singapore: Sun, Apr 21, 12:10 am   
in Sydney: Sun, Apr 21, 2:10 am   

Jupiter is in Sagittarius

The character of the year changes, as Jupiter
enters its new sign.  And this will be a more
optimistic year.  Jupiter’s passage through
Sagittarius is a great counter to the more dour
presence of Saturn in Capricorn.

Jupiter in Sagittarius is about freedom, adventure,
and expansion.  The Sagittarian archetype is the
Seeker, and so a lot of people will take to the
road, or fly off to some distant land.  People will
be looking for something – new experiences, a
deeper understanding of life, a sense of
meaning.  Some folks will approach the quest
while staying in their chairs, zipping around in
cyberspace, but most will want to be physically as
well as mentally and spiritually active.

This is Jupiter’s home sign, so the buoyant,
positive energy of Jupiter will express itself in so
many ways.  There could be a great rush of
people who want to be more involved in their
communities, whether they jump into the political
fray or volunteer for a worthy cause.  Everybody
takes energy from everybody else.

So it will be an energetic year.  There could also
be some luck, for the human race in general.  
This also counters Saturn in Capricorn, which
keeps repeating the message that you have to
work really hard for everything you get.  Jupiter in
Sagittarius is passing around another message:  
that there is a certain grace that just falls on all of
us.  We can identify it, enjoy it, and be grateful for

Jupiter will be here until December 2, 2019.  

Jupiter entered Sagittarius
in NYC:  Thurs, Nov 8, 7:38 am     
in Vancouver: Thurs, Nov 8, 4:38 am     
in London: Thurs, Nov 8, 12:38 pm     
in Singapore: Thurs, Nov 8, 8:38 pm       
in Sydney: Thurs, Nov 8, 11:38 pm     

The Current Lunar Cycle
(14° Taurus)

Taurus is a stable sign, and the Taurus new
moon generally signals a good time for slow
growth.  But during this lunar cycle, things
happen much more quickly than usual, thanks to
the Mars/Jupiter opposition that occurs at the
new moon.  It’s in mutable signs, so it’s fast,
sensitive, and responsive.  

People will be more ambitious during this lunar
cycle, and this could mean that everybody gets
more done.  But people can also be rash,
excitable, and ready to turn everything upside
down just because they can.  There are more
heroes and more villains, and the trouble is that
the villains think they’re the heroes.  

So during the next month, try cooling yourself out
a bit.  Do you really need to bow to whatever
pressure you’re feeling?  Do you need to prove
yourself?  Do you need to get it all done
tomorrow?  Sure, you want to be a legend, but
try taking an even longer view and realizing that
the rocks are the only things that really stand the
test of time.  This doesn’t mean that you shouldn’
t try, but maybe don’t risk everything.  

This lunar cycle lasts until the next new moon on
June 3.  Its climactic moment is the full moon on
May 18.   

The new moon occur
in NYC: Sat, May 4, 6:45 pm
in Vancouver: Sat, May 4, 3:45 pm  
in London: Sat, May 4, 11:45 pm  
in Singapore: Sun, May 5, 6:45 am  
in Sydney: Sun, May 5, 8:45 am  

Mercury is in Taurus

Mercury, the planet of thought, speech, writing and
learning, is more stable in Taurus.  It’s easier to retain
what you learn.  In fact, you want to chew everything
over more thoroughly, to figure out how it really
applies to your life.  Right after it enters Taurus,
Mercury conjuncts Uranus, and this gives more
excitement and distraction, but after that, things calm
down somewhat.  

And so this can be a two-week period in which you get
a lot done.  You take your responsibilities seriously,
and deal with whatever mental task
you’ve been given in a thorough, definite way.  People
know they can count on you to be honest, to finish a
job on time, to be where you say you’ll be.  People
who are normally a bit flaky will find themselves more
grounded, less prone to wandering off and getting into

However, if you normally avoid new ideas, you’ll be
more resistant to them during Mercury’s passage
through this fixed sign.  And communication impasses
can be lengthier.  Who are these people who want you
to change?  Don’t they know you’ve been thinking this
way for a hundred years?  If it makes sense, it makes
sense, and that’s all there is to it.

Taurus is the most stubborn sign in the zodiac, so be
sure that you aren’t negating something simply
because it isn’t familiar. You may want to ask yourself
whether it’s time to compromise, at least a little bit.   

Mercury will be in Taurus until May 21.                        

Mercury enter
ed Taurus
in NYC: Mon, May 6, 2:25 pm
in Vancouver: Mon, May 6, 11:25 am
in London: Mon, May 6, 7:25 pm
in Singapore: Tues, May 7, 2:25 am   
in Sydney: Tues, May 7, 4:25 am   

The sun enters Gemini

The mind is really active when the sun goes through
Gemini.  Ideas proliferate, and beg to be written down
or thoroughly talked over.  Everyone is more
interested in the latest news, gossip, and information,
and these things spread with record-breaking speed.  

It’s an especially good time for writers, especially
writers of short forms, but
it’s good for anyone whose focus is communication.  
Musicians write catchy tunes, researchers find out
new and telling facts, community organizers find it
easier to gather people together, and students are
eager to follow any interesting trail of knowledge. But
if a subject is boring, students will be doodling,
passing notes, or playing on their cell phones.
Everyone is more easily distracted when the sun is in

This is a playful sign, great for solving puzzles and
meeting mental challenges.  People are friendlier,
lighter and funnier, more inclined to wordplay and to
retelling the latest jokes.  People meet spontaneously,
getting into the spirit of the moment.  Everyone wants
to keep their options open, to have lots of free time
and an abundance of choices.  People are busy, but
not because they’re working themselves to death.  
They’re more likely to be busy having fun.       

The sun will be in Gemini until June 21.   

The sun enters Gemini
in NYC:  Tues, May 21, 3:59 am
in Vancouver: Tues, May 21, 12:59 am
in London: Tues, May 21, 8:59 am  
in Singapore: Tues, May 21, 3:59 pm  
in Sydney: Tues, May 21, 5:59 pm

Mercury enters Gemini

In this air sign, Mercury – the planet of the
mind – is right at home.  Mental processing is
faster, more skillful, more imaginative.  
Everybody is quicker to connect the dots, to
find the links between various pieces of
information.  People are not as interested in
going deep, and seeing the underlying causes,
but rather want to cover a lot of territory.  They
are drawn to diversity, variety, multiple

This is an excellent Mercury sign for writers
and idea people.  People don’t mind being
quirky, in the interest of keeping everything
moving.  Cleverness has plenty of cachet, and
so lots of great aphorisms can be written, and
lots of witty sayings passed around.  
Sometimes nothing gets done, because people
are so taken with their own cleverness.  

This is a great time for brainstorming and
networking.  However, it’s very easy for
everything to stay up there on the cloud level,
and never come down to earth.  It’s all so
interesting when it’s theoretical.  You can go in
all sorts of directions;  there are no limits.  And
so if you actually want to accomplish something
concrete, you may need to put some sort of
limit on meetings, mailings or phone

Mercury will be in Gemini until June

Mercury enters Gemini
in NYC: Tues, May 21, 6:51 am
in Vancouver: Tues, May 21, 3:51 am  
in London: Tues, May 21, 11:51 am
in Singapore: Tues, May 21, 6:51 pm  
in Sydney: Tues, May 21, 8:51 pm

Venus enters Taurus

When Venus, the planet of love, goes
through Taurus, lovers are more reliable,
more faithful, and more loyal than usual.  
There’s a tendency to stick with a good
thing, rather than trying to change it.  You
really notice all the pleasures and delights
of your current life, and counting your
blessings feels natural and easy.  

During this time, particular pleasure
comes from anything physical.  It’s nice for
gardening, for walking in the woods, for
hugging trees, for being outside in
general. This is an excellent time to go
camping, to soak in the sounds and smells
and tastes of nature.  It’s good for potting,
weaving, painting, sculpting, working in
any kind of tactile media.  And, of course,
it’s good for the pleasures of the flesh:  
eating, drinking, making slow love.

When it comes to relationships, people
are more forthright and honest when
Venus is here.  You present yourself as
you are, with no hidden agendas, and you
prefer that others be that way as well.  
People who usually lead complicated,
dramatic lives may discover the joys of
simplicity while Venus is in Taurus.   

Venus will be here until June 8.        

Venus enters Taurus
in NYC: Weds, May 15, 5:45 am  
in Vancouver: Weds, May 15, 2:45 am    
in London: Weds, May 15, 10:45 am  
in Singapore:  Weds, May 15, 5:45 pm  
in Sydney: Weds, May 15, 7:45 pm  

Mars enters Cancer

Mars shows where you put your energy, how
you use it, and what you consider worthy of
protecting and defending.  Cancer is the sign
that relates to home, family and neighborhood,
so everyone is a little more tribal under this
influence.  Some people will respond to this by
stockpiling guns.  Other people will stash away
the produce from their gardens, and that’s
what will give them a sense of security and well-

There’s a strong urge to defend what’s yours,
when Mars is in Cancer.  But at the same time,
this is an emotional, sentimental, nurturing
sign, and people will be warm-hearted and
dewy-eyed, easily moved whenever they come
across anyone in trouble.  Children and old
people will find helpful people in their corners,
willing to exert themselves a little to keep them

There will be a lot of cooking and eating and
drinking, while Mars is in this sign.  Angry
people will eat away their anger, and hurt
people will eat away their pain.  There will also
be big, wonderful family and community feasts.
Chefs will come up with amazing delicacies,
and wine enthusiasts will ply you with their

It’s also good for water sports – swimming,
boating, water-skiing.  And it lends itself to
community events, like puppet-shows and
Renaissance fairs and singalongs.  The main
thing is that everyone needs to feel that they

Mars will be in Cancer until July 1.      

Mars enters Cancer
in NYC: Weds, May 15, 11:09 pm  
in Vancouver: Weds, May 15, 8:09 pm  
in London: Thurs, May 16, 4:09 am
in Singapore: Thurs, May 16, 11:09 am  
in Sydney: Thurs, May 16, 1:09 pm