Transits – May 11 to May 25: Moving Into Eclipse Season

We are getting close to our first Eclipse Season of the year. Eclipse Seasons are the times of year in which New and Full Moons will form eclipses that will be visible somewhere in the world.

For more information, see:

Eclipse Seasons and Saros Cycles, The Solar Eclipse of August 11, 2018

The New Moon of May 11, 2021 will be clear, but the Full Moon of May 26, 2021 will be a Total Lunar Eclipse.

As I like to address eclipsed Lunations separately in their own articles, this transits article will only cover two weeks.

Eclipse Seasons tend to be rather chaotic, but the good news is that chart for the coming New Moon is mostly benign.

Jupiter is in the final degree of Aquarius and is moving on to Pisces, which is one of the signs that she rules. The Sun and Moon are applying to a square with Jupiter. Squares are tense aspects, but Jupiter does her best to avoid harm, especially when she is strong.

Mercury is passing the North Node and applying to a trine with Saturn. Mercury is in Gemini, which she rules, and Saturn is also in one of her own signs, Aquarius. This will be a good time for study and planning.

It is probably best to wait until Eclipse Season is over before acting on ideas and plans formed during these two weeks, but the ideas themselves promise to be good ones.

The one main difficulty of this chart is that Mars is in Cancer. This has the potential to make some people a bit testy, particularly those with planets or other sensitive chart points in the mid-degrees of the Cardinal Signs, which are Aries, Cancer, Libra, and Capricorn.

Mars is not interacting with any of the Traditional Planets, but she is forming a partile (within one degree) sextile with Uranus. This could become a temptation to separate from loved ones in a fit of anger, but that temptation should be avoided if at all possible.

May 12 & 13

On May 12, the sextile between Mercury and Saturn will be exact, and on May 13, Jupiter will enter Pisces.

Both of these influences should be positive and help people become clear about what they think and believe.

The Sun will also sextile Neptune, which could cloud issues, but the aspects involving the Traditional Planets will be more powerful.

May 17

The Sun will trine Pluto and Venus will conjunct the North Node. These transits will not impact most people on a personal level. Instead, if they play out at all, it will be on the world stage.

These transits may indicate troublesome decisions about relationships by public figures. These decisions will probably seem fine now but could have negative consequences in the future.

May 19

Venus will trine Saturn. This continues the theme of relationships from a couple of days ago and expands upon it. This is where good judgment may prevail.

This is a time in which many people may make more serious commitments when it comes to their relationships.

This is also the day of the 1st Quarter Moon, which is when the things that started at the New Moon will sprout and come to the surface.

Μαυ 20

The Sun will go into the sign of Gemini today. Gemini is the last sign that the Sun travels through in the Spring in the Northern Hemisphere, and it tends to bring an atmosphere of energy and intellectual curiosity.

May 21 & 22

The Sun will square Jupiter on May 21, and Mercury will square Neptune on May 22. This could indicate a test of faith for some people, particularly those with major planets or chart points in the Mutable Signs of Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, or Pisces.

May 23

Saturn will go retrograde today. Saturn is quite strong right now in her own sign of Aquarius. This will indicate a time of reflection and introspection. There may be some setbacks in terms of forward progress that will clear when Saturn turns direct in October.

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