Your Weekly Astrology Forecast for May 13–19, 2019

There is still strong cosmic encouragement to let go of old worn-out systems or structures that no longer serve. Saturn and the South Node are still conjunct and close to Pluto, a powerful and volatile alignment. Go slowly and carefully with this strong energy abounding. The world is susceptible to the intensity of this potent, challenging alignment.

This week begins with a First Quarter Moon that builds to a Full Moon on May 18. This Full Moon is the Wesak Full Moon, with Moon in Scorpio and the Sun in Taurus. For Buddhists, this Full Moon is the holiest day of the year when the Buddha reached enlightenment and died. This Full Moon has to do with death, symbolized by Scorpio, and form, symbolized by Taurus.

The Beginning of the Week is Time to Shine and Create

The work week is off to a strong start Monday with the Taurus Sun making a benefic trine to Pluto in Capricorn. Great progress can be made on financial matters and goals.

Overall, we feel satisfied and energized on Tuesday, thanks to a Venus-Mars sextile. You will want to share the day with others socially, so plan lunch with your colleagues or dinner with friends. Make yourself sparkle with a new purchase of clothing or by creating a new look from a closet creation. This is a day to do things that will make you feel good, look good and shine.

Venus ingresses into Taurus tropically on Wednesday, and Mars ingresses into Cancer. The good energies of the Venus-Mars sextile of yesterday continue to color our day beautiful. A Mercury-Neptune sextile expands our imagination and lifts our spirits. If you are an artist, this is a great day to paint or create in whatever form you like to express yourself. If you are not an artist, at least allow yourself to dream, and allow your imagination to soar. The evening’s energy is emotionally sensitive and edgy due to a Moon-Saturn square.

End the Week with Balanced and Quiet Introspection

On Thursday, the Moon is void of course for a long period from 2:37 a.m. to 2:25 p.m. PDT. Don’t waste your time on meetings or trying to make connections until after the Moon moves into Scorpio at 2:26 p.m. Thursday sports numerous planetary aspects, both benefic and challenging, and thus a lot of activity. A Mercury-Saturn trine helps us stay balanced and organized to work through our day efficiently and with discernment.

We are fully immersed in the deep waters of the Scorpio Moon on Friday. Mercury forms a benefic trine to Pluto, inviting us to get the bottom of matters and do good research. A Moon-Neptune trine lifts our spirits and amplifies the mystery. When the Moon is in Scorpio, we tend to want more private, quiet time. Instead of a social Friday evening, settle into a good deep read, work on a problem you are trying to resolve or review your dream journal and see what new insights you can gain.

The Weekend Brings the Wesak Full Moon and Time for Nature

Saturday sports a Full Moon. Finances and resources are highlighted with this Full Moon. Venus and Uranus are exactly conjunct at 3 degrees of Taurus. Surprising twists and turns in our love lives may occur. Be open to new expressions of love.

Saturday is the Wesak Full Moon, when the Buddha reached enlightenment and died. The Scorpio Moon is in a benefic sextile to Saturn and Pluto and the South Node, forging our attention and responsibility around what truly matters. After a four-hour Moon-void-of-course period in the afternoon, the Moon bounces into optimistic Sagittarius. After a sobering, demanding day, it’s time to party.

Sunday is easy. The Moon is in sunny Sagittarius, and there are no major planetary aspects. Take time out to go for a walk in nature, or plan a trip, or read something philosophical or spiritually inspiring. We are upbeat, no matter what the day brings or how we choose to express it.

The Week in Short

Monday: Powerful day to address practical matters. Tremendous progress can be made.

Tuesday: Social day to share with others. Up your game with more beauty.

Wednesday: Expansive, creative day. Make it beautiful.

Thursday: Moon VoC 2:37 a.m.–2:26 p.m. PDT. Active day. You can manage well with balance, organization and discernment.

Friday: Feelings run deep in the mysterious depths of the Scorpio Moon. Take some quiet time for yourself.

Saturday: Full Moon brings new expressions of love. Give attention to resources. Moon VoC 2:11-6:21 p.m. PDT, a time to pause. Time to party in the evening.

Sunday: Easy, upbeat day. Free choice.

What does your Moon sign mean? Read Astrology for Beginners: Understanding Your Moon Sign

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About the author

Cathy Coleman, PhD, is an East-West Astrologer, meaning she incorporates both Western and Eastern astrological principles and analyses into her readings. She holds a doctoral degree in East-West psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies and has been a practitioner of astrology for over 35 years. She is an NCGR-PAA (National Council of Geocosmic Research-Professional Astrological Association) Level IV Consulting Astrologer. She was in the first graduating class of the Online College of Astrology (OCA)—now the International Academy of Astrology, and the Online College of Vedic Astrology, is a certified Astro*Carto*Grapher, and is an ISAR (International Society of Astrological Research)-Certified Astrological Professional. She was president of Kepler College from 2001–2003. 

Cathy is the president of the NCGR San Francisco Chapter and lives in Sonoma with her husband, Ralph Metzner. Her mission is to help people express the full potential of their lives and navigate through challenges using the ancient knowledge and wisdom of Eastern and Western astrology.