This Week in the Stars

Quick Daily Guide
May 13 to 22, 2024

Planetary and lunar movements are calculated from midnight to midnight, EDT.

What does it mean when I say the moon is v/c? After the moon makes its last aspect from one sign, it’s void-of-course (v/c) until it enters the next sign. During this time, you may find yourself on a winding road. More things are hung up or postponed, and often finally resolve themselves when the moon enters its new sign.

Monday, May 13

Moon 26° Cancer to 9° Leo – moon is v/c from 5:12 am to 6:36 am EDT

With the sun conjunct Uranus, all bets are off. Anything could happen. But Venus in Taurus is sextiling Saturn, and this helps stabilize the situation. Even when things take a wild turn, the people around you are reliable and trustworthy. And so are you.

Tuesday, May 14

Moon 9° to 21° Leo

Relationships are stronger, especially if you’ve faced a challenge together. With the Venus/Saturn sextile still close, you know how to build and sustain a deep connection.

Wednesday, May 15

Moon 21° Leo to 3° Virgo – moon is v/c from 12:41 pm to 5:32 pm EDT

Mercury changes signs today, and the focus now is very earthy, with five planets in Taurus. Things mostly move slowly, and a spirit of calm practicality prevails.

Thursday, May 16

Moon 3° to 15° Virgo

Some power issues can come up, as Mercury approaches the square to Pluto. Some folks are very happy with the status quo, and others not so much.

Friday, May 17

Moon 15° to 26° Virgo

Things are starting to happen at an accelerated pace. The sun approaches Jupiter, Venus approaches Uranus, and Mercury is exactly square Pluto. So there are lucky breaks and unexpected developments, mixed in with a few frustrating communication blocks. Some people just don’t think the way you do, and that’s okay. There’s generally a work-around, if you stay open to alternate possibilities.

Saturday, May 18

Moon 26° Virgo to 8° Libra –  moon is v/c from 5:08 am to 6:22 am EDT

This is an exciting day, and a lot of good stuff can happen. The sun is exactly conjunct Jupiter, while Venus is exactly conjunct Uranus. People are inspired to do wonderful creative things, to experiment with new forms and possibilities. Don’t expect everything to go exactly according to plan, but be prepared to run with whatever comes up.

Sunday, May 19

Moon 8° to 20° Libra – moon is v/c after 11:48 am EDT

There’s still a lot of good energy, with the sun and Jupiter close, and both sextiling Neptune. Warm, generous feelings abound. People are gentle and sympathetic with each other, ready to help whenever it’s needed. This is a time of heightened spiritual awareness, but it’s also good for practical action.

Monday, May 20

Moon 20° Libra to 2° Scorpio – moon is v/c until 6:34 pm EDT

The sun moves into Gemini, and the focus will be on communication and contacts during the coming month. The sun/Neptune sextile is still strong, so this is a gentle day, good for daydreaming and meditating.

Tuesday, May 21

Moon 2° to 15° Scorpio

You can focus more deeply, as the sun approaches the trine to Pluto. You’re concentrating on the things that are most meaningful, and these will lead you to the changes that you need to make.

Wednesday, May 22

Moon 15° to 27° Scorpio

This looks like a pleasant and productive time. The sun exactly trines Pluto, so you can concentrate on an important project, something that will take you where you need to go next. You’re enjoying yourself too, and you’re feeling some wonderful community support, since Venus is approaching the conjunction to Jupiter and the sextile to Neptune. There’s a sense of abundance in the present, and an awareness of interesting future possibilities.  

Planetary positions and movement between May 13, 12:01 am EDT and May 22, 11:59 pm EDT  

Sun –  22° Taurus to 2° Gemini (the sun enters Gemini on May 20, 8:59 am EDT)

Mercury – 26° Aries to 10° Taurus (Mercury enters Taurus on May 15, 1:05 pm EDT)

Venus – 16° to 29° Taurus

Mars – 9° to 17° Aries

Jupiter – 26° to 29° Taurus

Saturn – 17° to 18° Pisces

Uranus –  23° Taurus

Neptune –  29° Pisces

Pluto – 2° Aquarius retrograde

Asteroids & Nodes

between May 13, 12:01 am EDT, and May 22, 11:59 pm EDT  

North lunar node –  14° Aries

South lunar node –  14° Libra

Ceres – 21° Capricorn

Chiron – 21° Aries

Juno –  7° to 8° Virgo

Pallas –  1° Sagittarius to 28° Scorpio retrograde (Pallas re-enters Scorpio on May 16, 1:31 pm EDT)

Vesta –  14° to 18° Cancer