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Astrology: Astro-Weather, Week of May 18-24, 2011
By Guy Spiro
Week of May 18-24, 2011
Wednesday, May 18—Consider the full moon and all of the related high energy to remain very much with us through today. Yesterday’s positive energy for communication, transportation, electronic media, science, technology and magic remains with us as well. Another major energy today is high positive social relationship and artistic energy. Communicate, think along more unusual lines in relationships, and push your boundaries artistically. Try something new. Plan something fun, stimulating and beyond your normal realm with someone close to you. Aside from the major energy, take a disciplined approach through the early morning. The workday is open. Don’t let minor annoyances ruin the fun tonight.
Thursday, May 19—The full moon will fade out today, but the other high energy from yesterday will remain with us. Reread and apply. Another major energy today is also high social energy, but can bring about spaciness and confusion in relationships, especially where recreational substances are overindulged or the otherwise out-of-it are involved. Good moods will tend to run through much of the morning, but be aware of and work around today’s moon void of course period. It covers much of the workday, running from 9:18 this morning until 3:16 this afternoon, when the moon enters Capricorn. At that point, the energy will lift very noticeably, and general moods tend to become more practical and concerned with accomplishment. Moods should be good from the end of the void of course through the early evening. Watch for some minor erratic irritability in the later evening, but good moods return through the late night.
Friday, May 20—The high social but spacey relationship energy from yesterday will remain with us through today. Deal wisely with it. Be aware of four more major energies today. The first three are related and make for a potentially very positive day. The first is very good for working behind the scenes and in subtle ways to get things done and make the right kinds of changes. Motives, yours as well as others’, will be very important. The second is excellent for seeing beneath the surface, coming to greater understanding and also making positive changes. Secrets may be revealed, but not in the usual disturbing or threatening ways, in most cases. The third is great energy for making new beginnings in communication and transportation as well as coming to greater understanding of the uses of energy and power to initiate projects along those lines as well. The fourth is the potential spoiler and can bring problems with communication and transportation, especially where the inebriated and otherwise out-of-it are involved. Watch for the space cases, and be careful in traffic. Make the most of the workday, and enjoy a very high-energy social Friday night.
Saturday, May 21—Yesterday’s high positive energy will remain very much with us through today. Reread and make the best possible use of it. The spacey energy remains as well, so apply that warning carefully. Be aware of three more major energies today. The first is the sun’s entry into the mutable air sign Gemini at 4:21 this morning, as the final third of the spring season begins. This is the time to pay attention to the details of the major projects begun back at the vernal equinox last March. The second is very good for enjoying relationships on deeper levels. A strong sexuality may be attached to this, however, and because not everyone is comfortable with that, sensitivity may be called for. The third is decidedly more cautionary. This energy brings out the space cases, who will be out and about in numbers too big to ignore. Watch for those overdoing the recreational substances and the otherwise out-of-it. Many people react to this as party energy, and some will be at it with a vengeance. This energy also brings problems with and for authority, and can easily bring misunderstanding and confusion. Be very careful in dealing with authority of all kinds. Be aware that the moon will be void of course from 4:04 this afternoon until 9:32 tonight, when the moon enters Aquarius. At that point, the energy will lift very noticeably, general moods tend to become more independent and free-thinking, and an intensely social Saturday night will kick into high gear. Good moods should be dominant. Have a great time, but be mindful of the cautionary energy, and be especially careful in traffic.
Sunday, May 22—Late Saturday-night party scenes will run strongly into, and in some cases, right on through today’s predawn, and good moods should remain dominant. Again, do not forget the cautions. High energy from yesterday, both positive and cautionary, will remain very much with us through today. Reread and apply carefully. Be aware of two more major energies. The first is cautionary, and easily leads to problems in communication and transportation. Watch for things going wrong in sudden and unexpected ways. Some people will run into weird restrictions and limitations. Frustration may lead to foolish acting out that can bring harsher and longer-lasting consequences than at other times. The second can be very good for making new beginnings in relationships. Be mindful of the cautionary energies, however, and make an effort to avoid misunderstanding. The good-mood period that started late last night will run most of the way through the morning. Much of the afternoon, however, can easily make one forget all about the earlier period. Let the little things go, and do not allow them to become bigger things. Take a disciplined approach through the afternoon and tonight.
Monday, May 23—High energy from yesterday, both positive and cautionary, will remain with us through today. Reread and apply carefully, making good use of the one and minimizing the other. Today’s early predawn may have minor irritability, but this will pass quickly, if it’s noticed at all. Most of the rest of the predawn is open. Pay attention to the intuitive process and dreams, and listen for the still, small voice in the late predawn and early morning. A brief period of erratic emotional responses may occur in the mid-morning and coercive irritability in the mid-afternoon, but these will not amount to much, and the workday is otherwise open. Watch for some hard attitudes in the late night, but these, again, should pass with little notice.
Tuesday, May 24—Be aware of three major energies today. The first can be positive for communication and making new beginnings in relationships. The second, however, is contradictory and in a more powerful form than we like to see. Watch for problems in relationships, especially where people fall into feelings of restriction, limitation and frustration. Erratic and even bizarre behavior can occur, and foolish acting out may lead to harsher and longer-lasting consequences than at other times. Switch immediately to damage control if you see this coming. The third is high positive energy that can be put to a variety of uses. Light will be shed on all things having to do with science, technology and magic. Dealings with authority can take unexpected turns for the better, and innovation is highlighted. This energy is also positive for fun, stimulating and unusual activities. Be aware that the moon will be void of course this morning from 2:41 until 7:23, when the moon enters Pisces. At that point, the energy will shift, and general moods tend to become more mellow, a bit spacey and spiritual. Do watch the late morning into the mid-afternoon for a period of potential for some very bad moods, and be especially mindful of the cautionary relationship energy through that period. Moods should improve a great deal just beyond it, and remain so right on through the late night for those making the right choices. Be one of them.
Guy Spiro, editor of the Monthly Aspectarian magazine and Astro-Weather (lightworks.com), has been a professional astrologer, astrology teacher and Tarot reader for 30 years. Visit http://www.guyspiro.com/Untitled-5.html for more information.
From the May 18-24, 2011 issue