Free Daily Astrological Forecast, May 1–17, 2021
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Except as otherwise noted, all interpretations in this astrological forecast are based on a natural chart, using the beginning of Aries as the ascendant.
Saturday, May 1
Happy May Day!
Sun is in the middle decanate of fertile Taurus and is charged with today’s forceful numerology of 1, making this pagan fest of Beltane a great day for manifestation. Celebrate Spring, enjoy the local trees and if you can get some work done, focus on business, investments, real estate or anything potentially profitable.
Morning is particularly productive, as Moon in executive Capricorn trines Sun in abundant Taurus, supporting confidence and solid results from our practical efforts. Mercury the messenger is building to trine intense Pluto, giving energy to our minds and power to our words. Small talk can seem frustrating, and this is probably good since, if we focus, we can overcome some sort of block or challenge through research, analysis, healing or communication.
Tonight, Moon harmonizes with Venus and Neptune, planets of romance. If you have someone to share it with, enjoy a trip to a sexy hotel. Or entertain your love object at home, take out the satin sheets, light a candle in the bedroom and exchange a massage and more. If you happen to be alone, these influences are good for giving yourself a foot rub or staying up late to contact spirit guides or work on business or art.
Praise to the forces of abundance that beautify the earth and bless us all with plenteous good now!
Sunday, May 2
Yesterday’s productive, intense energies prevail through early morning. Use them before 7:38 am (10:38 ET), when Moon goes VOC. At this point, we may enjoy sleeping in, resting, or reading for pleasure until 12:31 pm (3:31 ET), when Moon leaves her VOC and enters friendly Aquarius,
After this, we can use the lovely, harmonious vibrations of a spectacular trine from sweet Venus to dreamy Neptune that is the culmination of the romantic, artistic influences unleashed yesterday. This trine brings even more harmony to the practical assertive consonance between mental Mercury and bold Pluto that perfects today. Communications can be loving, transformative and mark a watershed of some kind.
Under these rosy influences, we can:
- Propose a romantic commitment
- Sign an agreement
- Forge an alliance
- Take therapy for two
- Reconcile with a key other
- Empower our prayers
- Share a heart-message in effective ways
- Close a sale
- Make love with a new partner or your twin flame.
My true relationships are divine, and they work to elevate and benefit all involved now.
Monday, May 3
Still in orb of yesterday’s Venus-Neptune trine, we may feel like watching romance movies. However, morning can be productive if we can focus. This evening, Mercury will be leaving Taurus, sign of abundance, and Moon is about to reach her fourth and final quarter. So seize the first part of the day.
Two dynamic squares, one from communicative Mercury to publicist-planet Jupiter, and another from purposeful Sun to taskmaster Saturn, stimulate creativity and push us to get organized. With Moon, Jupiter and Saturn all in futuristic Aquarius, we can release any blocks to our new direction. With Sun and Mercury in Taurus, this recalibration can relate to finances, nature, or art.
Sun square Saturn can feed guilt trips and is better for independent work or study rather than socializing. If necessary, leave the bed unmade, turn off the phone, and organize your strategy, because we won’t want to let this morning slip through our fingers without taking an audacious step on a project we’ve been dreaming about.
At 12:50 pm (3:50 ET), Moon reaches her Fourth Quarter. At 13-14 Aquarius, her Sabian symbol says:
A TRAIN ENTERING A TUNNEL. The ability to shortcut the natural process of evolution by an exercise of will, mental skill and physical self-discipline.
After the lunation, we can focus on finishing things we’d started previously.
At 7:49 pm (10:49 ET), Mercury enters Gemini, air sign of his rule. Communications will be quicker. We’ll be less focused on practical affairs, and more on connection for its own sake.
As a handmaiden of the goddess, I enjoy creating abundance for myself and others now.
Tuesday, May 4
This morning, heart and head are joined as Moon in friendly Aquarius squares love-planet Venus. Today’s numerology of 4—associated with Saturn—accents Aquarius’ more logical, structured side. We can make headway on a creative or humanitarian project, beautify our work, do PR for business and strengthen our ideal network.
Focus on results until 5:05 pm (8:05 ET), when Moon goes VOC in conjunction to affable Jupiter. Under this expansive yet relatively goal-free influence, we can visualize, read for pleasure, or go for a walk until 7:09 pm (10:09 ET), when Moon enters sensitive Pisces.
We might finish the day in Piscean fashion by enjoying music and meditating, praying or invoking light beings.
I dare to recognize and apply my gifts fully now.
Wednesday, May 5
Happy Cinco de Mayo!
This morning, Moon in dreamy Pisces trines assertive Mars, an odd coupling that brings audacity to intuitive, creative and compassionate endeavors. Provoke a pause and consult spirit guides or intuition for how you can act on your inspiration. This is a wonderful combination for promoting a creative project. If you prefer to direct this energy on others’ behalf, you can do something heroic for a loved one, for the incarcerated, for the institutionalized, or for ocean conservation.
An afternoon sextile from Moon to Uranus keeps us on the intuitive wavelength. With Uranus in Taurus, sign of abundance, we can trust our instincts and move beyond our comfort zones to develop new paths to prosperity. We might knock on a key door, disconnect from another’s limiting opinions, or promote an independent project.
With relational Venus moving to trine powerful Pluto, this is the time to steer clear of naysayers and reach out to a coach, therapist and others who appreciate our potential.
This evening, enjoying music, nature, or a favorite spiritual practice.
I release limiting beliefs and trust the magic that is guiding me now.
Thursday, May 6
Venus, planet of values, perfects her trine to transformational Pluto. We can deepen our sense of self-worth, release obsolete habits in finances and love, and create a more organized and empowering relationship with money.
Pluto is currently retrograde, and associated with deep inner healing. The trine from Venus supports us in integrating self-love on this path. With the love-planet in Taurus, earth sign of her rule, we can overcome a new layer of self-sabotage and allow ourselves to receive our good. Breakthroughs can be made by engaging in therapy, journaling, taking a coaching session, or participating in a 12-step encounter (check online options),
Apply Pluto’s courage to release old belongings, organize your financial situation, restructure a loan, and release concern for the approval of others. Moon in sensitive Pisces accents our intuition.
Night-owl advisory: At 10:34 pm (1:34 am ET), Moon sextiles Pluto and Venus. Opportunities arise to apply our inner progress in outer ways, through business, people connections, creative work, and deep and effective spiritual practice.
I release myself and others from disempowering relationship dynamics now.
Friday, May 7
If you happen to be up and functional before 4:52 am (7:52 ET), Moon in sensitive Pisces continues to favor spiritual practice, dream work, and creative inspiration.
Luna then enters assertive Aries. Though not high on patience or diplomacy, this forthright influence, combined with the still operative Venus-Pluto square, is great for setting limits and putting distance on situations, dynamics and activities that have been draining or simply distracting us. We can release goals that don’t necessarily resonate with our highest values, and clear out belongings, disarray, or visualization materials in preparation for the upcoming New Moon.
For most of the day, independent activities are easier than interactions with others. This changes at 6:01 pm (9:01 ET), when Moon in direct Aries makes a lovely sextile to Mercury in Gemini, air sign of his rule. We can communicate assertively to express our ideas and feelings, and promote a product, service, or cause.
I listen to my evolving needs and the evolving needs of others, now.
Saturday, May 8
This day holds great potential for personal progress and also for spreading kindness.
Today’s numerology of 8 motivates us to make recognizable progress towards our goals, and Moon in dynamic Aries increases our leadership quotient. Sweet Venus squares expansive Jupiter, and although squares create tension, these planets are considered the lesser and greater Benefics, and their connection expands prosperity, kindness, and charisma.
In assertive Aries, Moon sextiles productive Saturn. Acting on our bold instincts can produce lasting results. Our goal may be for finance, promotional activities, a service cause of some kind, or simply to expand the radiation of kindness.
If you’re consolidating something related to business, try to finish it before 7:01 pm (10:01 ET), when Venus leaves abundant Taurus and enters the dry airs of Gemini.
I hold to thoughts of love, and this frequency allows the best outcomes, here and now.
Sunday, May 9
Connections with others (like Mother’s Day celebrations) go better this afternoon or evening. Earlier in the day, the aspects favor independent activities and overcoming personal limitations.
At 10:16 am (1:16 pm ET), Moon in strong Aries squares intense Pluto; the inner hero stirs. Today’s numerology of 9 also relates to Pluto, to endings, to altruism and to donation. We have the nerve to:
- Face our shadows
- Delete distractions
- Streamline for inner and outer progress
- Get rid of clutter
- Review, purge and organize our visualization materials in preparation for the intentions we’ll set at the New Moon of Tuesday, May 11.
We can also:
- Support a charity or cause
- Write a persuasive letter to Congress
- Weed the garden
Get it done before 3:50 pm (6:50 ET), when Moon goes VOC on a sextile to party-planet Jupiter. We will feel more cheerful, although things may go differently than planned.
At 4:46 pm (7:46 ET), Moon enters Taurus, sign of her exaltation. This is a great placement for sharing a nice dinner and enjoying music or nature. An evening picnic would be great. If you want to celebrate Mom but are socially distancing, you could send her a takeout dinner and share music on Zoom. If you have work to do or investments to attend to, the Taurus Moon favors that too.
I bless the divine connections I received through my mother, and the Mother presence that watches over humanity, guiding, supporting and protecting us now.
Monday, May 10
On the doorstep of tomorrow’s New Moon, today’s numerology of 1 favors starting something.
Moon is exalted in Taurus and makes aspects that favor shaking things up. She sextiles assertive Mars and conjoins rebellious Uranus. At the same time, Mercury in loquacious Gemini harmonizes with Chiron, the wounded healer, facilitating authentic self-expression. This combination favors the more assertive activities associated with Taurus Moon, and doing them boldly. We can:
- Promote something
- Try a new sales close
- Set up a new business
- Try a new solution or approach in an existing business or work
- Take care of money
- Make an investment
- Assume more leadership of a business or in a shared project
- Find our inner voice and bring it to the table
- Lease or rent property
- Hire new staff
- Remodel or redecorate
- Try a new bank
- Go out with someone new
Drop off your date and return your glass slippers before 7:44 pm (10:44 ET) when Moon squares strict Saturn, freezing the magic and sending the fairies into hiding. Now, the ball is over and the energies lend themselves to ironing, radiating love to ourselves, taking a bracingly cold shower, or taking a good honest look at the bank balance and overall financial strategy.
I speak from the heart and my words are filled with healing power now.
Tuesday, May 11
New Moon in Taurus makes a strong beginning to an important lunar month. Exact at 12:00 pm (3:00 pm ET), she comes with several harmonies and little tension. Whatever we set in motion today will tend to flow easily, but it won’t necessarily go far unless we push ourselves out of our comfort zone and apply ourselves. Our clarity, determination, and actions at this particular portal can connect us with the highest possible outcome of the upcoming Full Moon in Sagittarius that will soon begin this year’s Eclipse season.
The present lunation favors an interesting spectrum of intentions and projects. Taurus has to do with values, finances, self-esteem, security, self-worth, gratitude and persistent effort. Moon’s close sextile to Neptune brings opportunities in spirituality, intuition, visualization, healing, art, and angel connections. If you have been hoping to develop your talent, deepen your intuition or expand your spiritual life, this is a great time to clarify the intention, and with Moon in Taurus, we can attract resources that support our new direction. Moon also trines transformative Pluto, which is currently retrograde and supporting inner healing.
Another key harmony is the exact sextile from active Mars to innovative Uranus that brings opportunities for initiative in new directions. With Mars in Cancer, intuition guides our actions. In the New Moon chart, Mercury the messenger trines structured Saturn, giving staying power to the agreements, negotiations and commitments we make and the intentions we choose to write.
The only tense aspect is Mars in square to Chiron. With Mars in touchy Cancer and Chiron in me-first Aries, there’s a tendency to take things personally. Avoid arguments and apply diplomacy in negotiations. If frustrations come up, don’t try to force things. Rather, look at what they’re telling you about your inner wounds, and take a pause to journal, talk with a therapist, astrologer or counselor, and with Pluto retrograde, recommit to your path of healing.
At 21-22 Taurus, the Sabian symbol for this lunation says:
WHITE DOVE FLYING OVER TROUBLED WATERS. The spiritual inspiration that comes to the individual in the overcoming of crisis… This symbol scene can be applied to personal crises… -if the crisis has been faced in the right spirit… A REWARD TO THE FAITHFUL.
Sample intentions for the present portal include:
I want to work effectively on my self-esteem and financial freedom.
I can see myself with fully developed healing (psychic) powers.
I visualize myself starting each morning in gratitude and sustaining this focus throughout the day.
I imagine the world full of people who have awakened their inner light and healing powers.
I visualize the joy of connecting tangibly with my spirit guides.
I imagine myself free of painful family dynamics and doubts about my self-worth.
I see myself enjoying financial freedom as I persist in building wellness for myself and others.
I wish to spend time each day studying and developing my gift of (name talent or gift).
I see myself enjoying a positive, orderly relationship to money.
I am ready to start each day with my spiritual practice of (write your chosen practice/s).
Besides writing down an intention, today is excellent for making a vision board, treasure map or similar tool to support our goals in finances, business and success.
I give thanks for the spiritual forces that support my positive intentions and the positive intentions of people around the world now.
Wednesday, May 12
Moon is in Taurus, sign of her exaltation, until 5:43 am (8:43 ET) this morning, when she enters curious Gemini. Today, the full spectrum of our mental gifts is strengthened, from logic, realism and reason to imagination, fantasy, and intuition.
At the same time, yesterday’s psychic portal is extended by a sextile from Sun in grounded Taurus to magical Neptune in Pisces, sign of its rule.
Gemini Moon’s ruler, loquacious Mercury, perfects a trine to stable Saturn; what we study, communicate or commit to can stand the test of time. With Jupiter entering dreamy Pisces tomorrow, and Mercury entering pre-retrograde shadow the next day, take advantage of the current influences to act on New Moon intentions, begin something, and plan and organize the rest of the month.
Today’s combined influences merit making an extra effort to cultivate our connections with both and inner worlds. For instance:
- Consult the I Ching, a medium, the angels, or your own favorite oracle for guidance in manifesting New Moon intentions.
- Complete a treasure map or similar visual tool to support them.
- Make an agreement.
- Close a business deal.
- Draw up a contract or proposal.
- Get married or hold a handfasting ceremony.
- Enroll in a course of spiritual, artistic or business study.
- Start a metaphysical study or reading group.
- Organize bookshelves or found a library.
- Organize strategy and activities for the rest of the month.
I give thanks for positive spiritual forces that surround and guide me, surround and guide us, now and always.
Thursday, May 13
Moon in verbal Gemini trines Saturn the organizer in objective Aquarius, and joins Gemini’s ruler Mercury, making today great for productive communication and study. With Jupiter in his last hours in Aquarius, it also favors publication, promotion and study.
At 3:36 this afternoon, we get a major shift as Jupiter, planet of expansion, knowledge, meaning, and good fortune, enters Pisces, sign of his co-rule. We become more open to the underdog, to life’s subtle side, and more prone to addictions and escapism.
This is a highly spiritual, humanitarian, charismatic and artistic placement. Take time out to review mystical or creative objectives, whether those set at Tuesday’s New Moon, or other, ongoing ones. Tweak or write down what you want to learn as you advance, and begin to gather knowledge: sign up for a class, apply for admission to a school, and order books on your chosen subject. Define a daily program of study. (See our May General Influences for more tips for your sign at this transit.)
Besides this interval for self-improvement, afternoon and evening favor people connections, promotion, sending messages and emails, and connecting with colleagues, neighbors, clients and siblings.
Guardian Angel (or names your spirit guide/s), please direct me to continue learning and developing my highest potential, now and always.
Friday, May 14
With Mercury entering pre-retrograde shadow and Moon VOC in loquacious Gemini for most of the day, focus on follow-through for mundane communications.
Save key actions and connections for after 6:30 pm (9:30 ET), when Moon enters tender Cancer and makes a trine to expansive Jupiter that imbues this lunar placement with confidence, accenting its natural compassion and propensity for financial and spiritual growth. This wonderful combination favors:
- Heart-centered meditation and prayer
- Forgiving oneself and family
- Entertaining family
- Going on an inner journey
- Working on psychic development, personal growth, self-empowerment
- Embarking on a new course of metaphysical study
- Inspiring others
- Supporting a cause for families or spiritual growth
- Proposing marriage or a long-term commitment
- Interpersonal contacts of all kinds—especially for education, business, a foreign concern or with spirit guides and angels.
Make a special effort to avoid dramatizing a perceived slight.
My world is filled with a loving force that works to support me richly, now and always.
Saturday, May 15
Today’s numerology of 6 favors inner and outer work related to prosperity, and the aspects favor independent activities over people connections.
A quincunx from Mars in intuitive Cancer to Saturn in wise Aquarius gives us a chance to stop—perhaps involuntarily—and review our action strategy. Does our strategy take into account our intuitive promptings, our powers of reason and research, our need for wellness?
Moon in sensitive Cancer triggers tensions with both feisty Mars and stern Saturn. On the harmonious side, her sextile to cosmic Uranus can make for intuitive breakthroughs in creativity, and in resonance with the Mars-Saturn quincunx, in strategies for business and finance.
Direct these energies in independent activities or well-pondered contacts at a distance. Save closer connections for tomorrow afternoon.
I move forward in ways that support my wellness now.
Sunday, May 16
This morning, Moon in sensitive Cancer carries the influence of wee-hour contacts to Mars and Saturn, favoring independent, physical activities such as straightening the bedroom, washing sheets, stripping furniture, decluttering bookshelves, excavating the fridge to organize grocery shopping, or walking barefoot on the grass.
At 3:42 pm (6:42 ET), Moon trines Neptune, planet of compassion. We can work on healing, meditate on lovingkindness, join a spiritual gathering, connect with loved ones or support a group or person in need.
Night owls can apply Moon’s contacts to Sun and Pluto for journaling and inner healing.
Although things aren’t perfect, I center in my love for others now.
Monday, May 17
This is great day to reaffirm our confidence and make tangible, positive change. With today’s numerology of 8, we are moved us to new levels of achievement.
At 5:44 am (8:44 ET), Moon enters proud Leo. It’s time to apply our talents and avoid wasting time through seeking the approval of others.
Sun in Taurus makes a wee-hour trine to powerhouse Pluto. Focus on the bull’s specialties: developing gratitude, bringing forth beauty, and activities related to material manifestation, affirming self-worth, and persistent efforts to cement our security. These will support our path of power.
Nothing can suppress, weaken or limit me. I am a being of power, and I rise in victory now.