In the Stars April 26-May 3, 2015…shining light on the astrology of the week: Full Moon

Prelude to this week’s astrological commentary, The Ballpark when the Moon is Void-of-Course—or Americana-in-action when the Moon is Void-of-Course (see definition and explanation for the void-of-course Moon at the end of this post:
This past week on Earth Day my daughter, Sophia, and I went to the Giants-Dodgers game. The Moon was Void-of-Course all day that day through 9: 25 PM Pacific Time. When we got to the park the lines were chaotic and jammed. A park employee suggested that we go to a gate that was less crowded. We followed his suggestion, but still ended up in a very long, meandering, inefficient line. It took more time to just get into the park than I’d ever experienced. I expected to find a packed house, but even after the game had started the ballpark seemed less than half full. Our section had dozens of empty seats in it, and we sat in some “better” seats ourselves that were empty. As the game progressed the park kept filling up and in the sections near us it seemed that almost everyone had just sat down in someone else’s “supposedly empty” seat. For the next 75 minutes there was a constant parade of late comers, and a constant musical chairs game of seat exchanges. We commented that we had never seen anything like it—people still arriving after the third inning, and a constant exchange of seats and people moving in and out constantly to get refreshments for a good two hours into the game. I knew the Moon was Void-of-Course and I thought it was typical VoC behavior: people not arriving on time, constant meandering and moving and not exactly landing. Even the scoring mirrored this phenomenon. The Giants scored two in the bottom of the third inning and the Dodgers tied it 2-2 in the top of the 7th. After the Moon moved into Cancer the Giants scored the winning run in the bottom of the 9th. I’d be interested to hear any other tales of a ballgame experience when the Moon is Void nearly all evening.

The week ahead:
Sunday is a super expansive, exuberant day. The Leo Moon’s conjunction with Jupiter calls for a celebratory brunch. This day sports new forms of fun. Pleasant surprises may be delivered, so be ready to receive them. Mars-square-Moon Sunday evening calls us to reign in scattered energies and prepare for the new week ahead.

The Moon is Void-of-Course all day in Leo on Monday, not a good day for meetings or decision making. Optimal energies just won’t come together. If you can take the day off to go to the beach or play with your children or grandchildren, do it. If not, then putter and meander, turn on some music that lifts your spirits, and boogie into the week in a creative way. If working, position yourself for significant production the remainder of the week.

Tuesday and Wednesday the Moon is in practical mutable earth sign Virgo. NOW it’s time to get a lot accomplished. All those components of progress that would not manifest yesterday are available in Virgo abundance. With Neptune opposing the Moon in the afternoon, keep yourself inspired with a musical playlist while you go about your work. Wednesday unfolds with an extra dose of sparkling, creative energy as the Sun sextiles Neptune. Keep that playlist running for inspiration! These are two great days for tuning into your dreams and giving them the works and making great strides to accomplish them. Plan to channel this efficient, productive Virgo Moon energy!

The Moon shifts to Libra on Thursday and Friday, so it’s time to focus on relationships. Luxuriate in the human joys of whom and what you love. Thursday, you might enjoy a beautiful, enchanted evening with your beloved. Friday, invite others to the table, or maybe leave some room for a surprise guest! Friday evening could be turbulent, although it could simply be pregnant with surprise and possibility. This social evening calls for a little intentional planning—but also some serendipity.

Saturday the Moon is Void-of-Course all day. Enjoy an art museum…or read…or garden…or do laundry. Avoid shopping or pursuits that require efficiency or decisiveness. Just let Saturday find its own direction. The Moon moves into Scorpio Saturday evening. This fosters a night of passion, so why not make it so?

Sunday sports a Full Moon in Scorpio. When the Moon is in Scorpio we tend to want to draw inward and dwell in deep, quiet space. Thus, it may be a day you want to stay home and invite contemplation and self-awareness. However, the Moon is Full, and that energy is sometimes unpredictable and can stretch us, as the Moon pulls the tides. A dreamy Moon/Neptune trine and a Jupiter-Moon square amplify expression. This is a day just to allow yourself to be tugged toward many possibilities.

The Week in Short:
Sunday: Expansive, exuberant day that calls for new forms of fun. Be ready to catch an opportunity!
Monday: Moon Void-of-Course all day in Leo. You may as well take the day off to play; at least be creative and playful in your work.
Tuesday: Time to put order in your life! Easy to work efficiently and productively, though inspire yourself to dream a little.
Wednesday: Another productive, efficient day for getting a lot accomplished. Sing to your playlist as you work and you’ll actually enjoy and inspire yourself.
Thursday: Plan for a lovely, enchanted evening with your beloved.
Friday: Plan a social evening that invites an edgy surprise and new possibilities—and great conversation.
Saturday: Enjoy an art museum—and meandering. Moon VoC all day.
Sunday: Full Moon! You may want to do something wild and crazy or draw inward; just allow it be whatever kind of day you want it to be.

Ten Things to Do with Venus in Gemini (April 11-May 8)
1. Go to a library book sale or second-hand store and buy some books that lead you in new directions.
2. Exercise flexibility in relationships.
3. Energize your social life. It’s time for conversation and connection.
4. Acknowledge the various expressions of love in your everyday life.
5. Write letters.
6. Take short trips to enjoy the beauty in your neighborhood.
7. Visit a neighborhood art gallery or exhibit.
8. Host a neighborhood gathering .
9. Connect with aunts, uncles, or cousins.
10. Think (and act) more flexibly with money matters—learn something new by listening while driving to a book about finances on tape from your local library.

Moon Void-of-Course: This is the time when the Moon makes its last major angular aspect with a planet and before it moves into the next zodiacal sign tropically. This void time, when the Moon is not aspecting a planet, but rather floating on its own, is a time when things don’t come together and it’s difficult to make decisions. Purchases made during void Moons often turn out to be unsatisfactory and not work out. Appointments often don’t come together and meetings don’t result in progress or sound, lasting decisions. You will more easily get lost or meander if you’re trying to get somewhere. The VoC Moon times for the next month are listed below so that you can plan meetings, decisions, and purchases at times when the Moon is not VoC; and use the void times for gardening, reading, and routine task work.

Exact Void-of-Course Moon times for the month ahead (one lunar cycle) are: Pacific Standard Time:
Monday, April 27: 7:12 AM-6:07 PM (Moon into Virgo)
Thursday, April 30: 5:23-7:03 AM (Moon into Libra)
Saturday, May 2: 7:03 AM-6:47 PM (Moon into Scorpio)
Monday, May 4 at 6:49 PM through Monday, May 5 at 4:13 AM (Moon into Sagittarius)
Thursday, May 7: 10:51-11:16 AM (Moon into Capricorn)
Saturday, May 9: 1:35-4:22 PM (Moon into Aquarius)
Monday, May 11: 3:36-7:53 PM (Moon into Pisces)
Wednesday, May 13: 9:55 AM-19:13 PM (Moon into Aries)
Friday, May 15 at 5:03 AM through Saturday, May 16 at 12:02 AM (Moon into Taurus)
Sunday, May 17 at 9:13 PM through Monday, May 18 at 2:27 AM (Moon into Gemini)
Tuesday, May 19 at 10:57 AM through Wednesday, May 20 at 6:56 AM (Moon into Cancer)
Thursday, May 21 at 5:36 PM through Friday, May 22 at 2:42 PM (Moon into Leo)
Sunday, May 24 at 3:49 PM through Monday, May 25 at 1:52 AM (Moon into Virgo)

GMT :
Monday, April 27: 14:12 AM through Tuesday, April 28 at 1:07 (Moon into Virgo)
Thursday, April 30: 12:23-14:03 (Moon into Libra)
Saturday, May 2: 14:03 AM through Sunday, May 3 at 1:47 (Moon into Scorpio)
Tuesday, May 5: 1:49-11:13 (Moon into Sagittarius)
Thursday, May 7: 17:51-18:16 AM (Moon into Capricorn)
Saturday, May 9: 20:35-23:22 (Moon into Aquarius)
Monday, May 11 at 22:36 through Tuesday, May 12 at 2:53 (Moon into Pisces)
Wednesday, May 13 at 16:55 through Thursday, May 14 at 5:13 (Moon into Aries)
Friday, May 15 at 12:03 through Saturday, May 16 at 7:02 (Moon into Taurus)
Monday, May 18: 4:13-9:27 (Moon into Gemini)
Tuesday, May 19m ay 10:57 AM through Wednesday, May 20 at 6:56 AM (Moon into Cancer)
Thursday, May 21 at 5:36 PM through Friday, May 22 at 2:42 PM (Moon into Leo)
Sunday, May 24 at 3:49 PM through Monday, May 25 at 1:52 AM (Moon into Virgo)
Tuesday, May 19 at 17:57 through Wednesday, May 20 at 13:56 (Moon into Cancer)
Friday, May 22 at 0:36-21:42 (Moon into Leo)
Sunday, May 24 at 22:49 through Monday, May 25 at 8:52 (Moon into Virgo)

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One Response to In the Stars April 26-May 3, 2015…shining light on the astrology of the week: Full Moon

  1. Jamila Gulick says:

    Regarding the effect of the void-of-course moon at the Giant’s game last week, last summer I had a similar epiphany. Last year I watched the Giants consistently all season long. Part of what I most enjoyed was their remarkable defensive field work AS A TEAM. They seem to work as one, reading each others’ minds and anticipating their moves. It was really beautiful to watch, like the beauty that just “IS” in the world, without any “doingness.” Then in the summer, things suddenly changed … drastically. They were unrecognizable as the team they had been a month before. Beside all the red-hot batters losing their hitting streaks at the same time, the defensive TEAM suddenly looked like strangers who’d never seen or spoken before. The unity was no where to be found. As I saw them throw the ball 3′ over the 1st baseman’s head, miss short tosses of the ball between infielders, fumble a simply hit ground ball, and three players race towards a pop fly only to have it bounce untouched to the ground because no one “called it” … the words that came to me were that they suddenly “weren’t communicating any more.” The “team” now appeared as 10 disconnected strangers. They were alone and separate instead of in unity. The words out of my mouth were “Mercury MUST have just gone retrograde!” The intuitive silent threads of communication that had previously allowed them to flow together effortlessly and efficiently, had mysteriously vanished! That indeed was the case … Mercury had just gone retrograde.

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