Cosmic Calendar: The Latest
The Daily Cosmic Calendar, created by Mark Lerner, is an astrological "energy update,” detailing the energy the planets are exerting HOUR by HOUR as you move through your day. Whatever is currently happening in your life, the Daily Cosmic Calendar can help you to put it in perspective. It's a great service, and it's FREE.
WED MAY 22
Just when it seemed like the universe was beginning to moderate its perpetual battle with humankind, you need to gear up to dodge a few mega-blasts by disgruntled celestial bodies. Early on, the path of higher knowledge looks clear as a bell due to a harmonious trine in air signs from the Moon in Libra to Jupiter in Gemini (12:36AM PDT). This 120-degree contact is bound to expand your thought process and give you an optimistic jolt. However, often what the cosmos gives, it quickly takes away. This same alignment starts a 13+ hour void lunar uncertainty zone when it is best to complete odds and ends rather than break new ground with bold ventures. By 1:56PM PDT, the void lunar energy-field in Libra is depleted, but in its place is the intense, fixed-power vibration of Lunar Scorpio for the next 2+ days. Scorpio Moon has the capacity to turn you into a savvy detective – able to get to the core of familial mysteries and personal secrets, often difficult to decipher. In addition, any kind of research project or investigation is given new life when the Moon traverses the eighth sign of the zodiac. Nevertheless, expect a possibly bumpy ride around 5:21PM PDT when the Moon and Sun configure via an off-kilter, 150-degree connection. Listen to inspiring music or improvise on a favorite instrument as the Moon trines Neptune in water signs (10:46PM PDT). Start preparing for the powerful Full Moon that will reach its apotheosis this Friday.
THU MAY 23
Intensity reigns in this preparation cycle before tomorrow’s Full Moon. The early hours can test your faith and stamina as the Moon makes its monthly union with taskmaster Saturn in Scorpio (12:35AM PDT) while the Sun forms a frictional, 45-degree tie with Ceres (1:52AM PDT), Vesta opposes Pluto (7:13AM PDT), and Ceres makes an off-kilter, 150-degree liaison with sister asteroid Juno (10:36AM PDT). With three of the four main asteroids under duress and psychic storminess ranging from the Sun to distant Pluto, it won’t be child’s play to conduct your usual routines and business matters. Lunar trines to wounded-healer Chiron (12:20PM PDT) and productivity-advocate Ceres (7:00PM PDT) attempt to neutralize any growing tensions. However, Vesta adds an extra note of distress by moving away from its polarity to Pluto by forming a sharp square to unpredictable Uranus (5:27PM PDT). Under these circumstances, playing fast and loose with extra income or squirreled-away savings is taboo. Strive for greater serenity and mutual understanding in primary partnerships overnight at Mercury approaches a trine with Juno (forming exactly at 1:15AM PDT tomorrow).
FRI MAY 24
Now that the 48-hour preparation for the monthly solar-lunar polarity has passed, it is time for individual and group meditations to rally around the Full Moon – energizing 5 degrees of Gemini and Sagittarius at 9:26PM PDT. However, before arriving at this enlightening time-period, you should be nurturing dear ones with extra support and kindness as Mercury trines Juno (1:15AM PDT). Are you anticipating some martial fireworks that might put you on edge? That type of energy-field arrives at 6:56AM PDT during the monthly Moon-Mars opposition. Adding to the uncertainty factor is this polarity – beginning a void-of-course Moon cycle in Scorpio that lasts until 2:50PM PDT when the lunar orb enters upbeat, fiery Sagittarius. Inspirations begin flying fast once the Moon is safely placed in Sagittarian territory as Mercury unites with Venus in Gemini (4:55PM PDT) just a few hours before the Sun and Moon orchestrate their complementary dance in the heavens at *9:26PM PDT. [*This Full Moon also has an Appulse component, where the Moon is in the penumbra shadow of the Earth – exactly at 9:11PM PDT. This heightens the astro-psychic power of the Full Moon experience.] Send out your healing thoughts and prayers to humanity and the kingdoms of nature. In esoteric circles, this Full Moon is often known as the Festival of Humanity – encouraging the light, love and wisdom of divine sources to permeate our slowly evolving lives on Earth with genuine goodwill. Keep in mind that under Sagittarius Moon, there is a burning urge to explore the great outdoors and enjoy fun, games and athletics with like-minded souls.
[Note: All times are Pacific Zone. For Mountain, Central and Eastern zones, add 1, 2 and 3 hours, respectively. In Hawaii, subtract 2 hours. In Greenwich, England, add 8 hours.]
Mark Lerner has been a professional astrologer since 1972.
He publishes Earth Aquarius News, an online astrology journal
with a major focus on Mundane Astrology and has been
writing the Daily Cosmic Calendar since 1981. More about Mark.