Aquarius: A snapshot of May 2020

Saturn took center stage in April 2020. The covid-19 case and death counts rose throughout the month. By April 16 the coronavirus had spread to 210 countries and territories. There were 2,004,991 confirmed cases. The global death toll reached 126,830. The economic fallout was devastating. The unemployment queues grew longer; recession was inevitable. There was so much loss.

With Jupiter conjunction Pluto in the sky the IMF and World Bank became lifeboats providing economic rescue packages; and Jupiter’s optimism saw a ray of hope whenever a fall in the number of covid cases indicated a flattening of that curve. 

With progressed Neptune square Saturn in the Neptune cycle it was black-April for the oil industry. Coronavirus lockdowns saw it plunge into crisis as the demand for oil (Neptune) slumped (Saturn). In response, on April 12, OPEC producers and their allies agreed to slash the global oil output by 10%.

Covid-19 turbulence (Saturn) caused the aviation sector (Neptune) to crash. To survive it required government bailouts but the astro-indicators over the coming months are not looking good.

Neptune and Saturn sparked investor uncertainty and wild fluctuations on share markets. Saturn had millions of people boarding the poverty train and Neptune’s investors saw their revenue streams slow to a trickle as the global economy plunged into recession (Saturn).

Forecasting the future

Forecasting the future involves describing what the world is going to look like tomorrow and in May 2020 the lead stories will be written by Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto.

Jupiter (finances and banks) in the sky is conjunction Saturn and Pluto (drastic measures and cooperation); and Saturn (convid-19 and recession) is conjunction Pluto.

During April the astrological energies focused on the management and containment of the covid-19 crisis and in May world leaders, who have made lots of mistakes, will grapple with dangerous, risky decisions. Their risk assessment methodologies will involve optimistic feelings and hunches.

Saturn in May 2020

Progressed Moon is opposition birth chart Saturn in the Aquarian Age chart till May 23; progressed Saturn is parallel Mercury, Jupiter, Uranus and Neptune in the Saturn cycle all month; and progressed Neptune is square Saturn in the Neptune cycle till June 11.

Saturn forecasts natural disasters, massive storms and flooding events but in May 2020 the covid-19 pandemic and its economic fallout are still the lead stories.

Neptune in May-June 2020

Progressed Neptune is square Saturn in the Neptune cycle till June 11 and square Mars till September 5; and Mars is conjunction Neptune in the sky on June 13 > start date is May 25.

Neptune’s influence is less discordant in May but progressed Moon parallel birth chart Neptune in the Aquarian Age chart > peak power date is June 24 > has events involving oil, aviation, the share market and drug therapies for covid-19 getting prominent news coverage.

It’s a tricky time for world leaders as Neptune’s confused messaging and uncertainty makes decision making very difficult. When should restrictions be eased? When can lockdowns be unlocked?

In May 2020 Neptune’s fuzzy thinking doesn’t really know what to do and his head spinning spin is making it difficult to realistically assess the covid-19 pandemic and what the post covid world will really look like.

Mars in May 2020

Progressed Mars parallel birth chart Saturn in the Aquarian Age chart is approaching peak power on August 25, 2020.

Progressed Neptune square Mars in the Neptune cycle and 14 aspects in the Mars cycle have doctors and health care workers in harm’s way. The police and military in some countries are front line fighters in the covid-war. World leaders are impatient to ease lockdown restrictions. They need to get economic activity moving but hasty decisions (Mars) can have disastrous consequences.

Mars events involve strife, rows, boiling anger, warfare, violence, missile attacks, shootings, explosions, military operations, disasters, accidents, fires, wildfires, the army, soldiers, police officers, firefighters, doctors, emergency workers or alcohol.

Jupiter in May 2020

Covid-19 (Saturn conjunction Pluto in the sky) has brought global commerce and economic activity (Jupiter conjunction Saturn in the sky) to a drastic halt (Pluto). The cruise ship industry and tourism (Jupiter) are fatalities of the covid-19 pandemic.

In May Jupiter (The IMF, World Bank and optimism) will provide financial lifelines and rays of hope. Progressed Jupiter is parallel Mercury in the Jupiter cycle till July 27 and parallel Venus till July 19.

Uranus in May-June 2020

Just when certainty and confidence are needed along comes rebellious Uranus to disrupt a volatile situation.  

Uranus is the planet of disruption, radical moves, extreme actions, unexpected events, sudden change, whistle blowers, exposé and technology; and his influence during May and June, 2020 is breathtaking.

The Taurus new Moon chart (April 23-May 22) has Uranus conjunction the Sun-Moon lunation. America’s chart has the Sun-Moon-Uranus conjunction in house 5 (the stock market) square Saturn in house 2 (finances and banks).

On May 14 progressed Uranus is square Sun (political leaders) in the Uranus cycle > start date was April 26 > end date is June 2. It’s a highly disruptive energy-event forecasting disturbing political developments, radical moves by world leaders and a sensational political exposé. There’s civil unrest, anti-government protests and widespread dissatisfaction with the way political leaders are dealing with the covid-crisis > politicians suddenly resign. Uranus could expose coronavirus cover-ups by some nations (China).

On May 3 progressed Uranus sesquisquare Mars in the Uranus cycle starts > peak power date is May 21 > end date is June 9. It’s a high discord energy-event inciting civil unrest, demonstrations and anti-lockdown protests. Anger levels escalate. Uranus is the planet of extremists and liberty; Mars is the planet of violence, strife, rows and haste. Easing lockdown restrictions too early is a big risk; and a sudden resurgence of covid-19 cases is a big danger.  

On May 7 progressed Uranus trine Pluto in the Uranus cycle starts > peak power date is May 26 > end date is June 15 > and in a divided world covid-19 is bringing people together. Uranus is galvanizing international cooperation (Pluto) in the war on covid-19. But governments are increasing state controls and their propaganda machines are working overtime. Pluto is the planet of groups, crowds, mobs, coordinated effort, compulsory cooperation, dictator methods and drastic measures.

And on May 26 progressed Moon semisquare progressed Uranus in the Aquarian Age chart starts > peak power date is June 23 > end date is July 20. Major aspect progressed Mars parallel birth chart Uranus comes under strong stimulation. It forecasts social unrest, aggressive disruption, protests, citizen uprisings, freedom fighting and fast reform. Uranus is the cataclysmic change agent and Mars has his foot on the accelerator so events occur at a cracking pace.

America’s Uranus cycle progressed to May 21, 2020

Chart data is January 27, 2012 at 10.36.50pm (38N53; 77W01)

Uranus (disruption, unrest and protests) in house 6 (sickness, labor, unions and employees) is cusp ruler of house 5 (stock market, schools and entertainment).

Progressed Uranus at 8 Taurus 00 in house 7 (the other country and off-shore events) is square Sun (politics and politicians) in house 4 (homes, hotels and agriculture); sesquisquare Mars (strife, conflict and doctors) in house 12 (hospitals, nursing homes and prisons); and trine Pluto (groups and enforced cooperation) in house 3 (transportation, local travel and newspapers).

The Gemini new Moon: May 22, 2020 at 5.38.40pm GMT

The Sun-Moon lunation is square Mars – strife, aggressive force, conflict, doctors, alcohol and manufacturing; trine Jupiter – the IMF, World Bank, finances, commerce and religion; trine Saturn – covid-19, shortages and recession; and trine Pluto – drastic events, compulsory cooperation and lockdowns. 

The Gemini new Moon cycle influences global affairs from May 22 to June 21, 2020.

Major astro-events May 2020

In May the influence of Mars, Saturn and Uranus is pronounced.  

April 27: Progressed Mars parallel Venus in the Mars cycle starts > peak power date is May 2 > end date is May 7

May 1: Progressed Moon is parallel birth chart Neptune in the Aquarian Age chart > peak power date is June 4; progressed Uranus is square Sun in the Uranus cycle > peak power date is May 14; progressed Jupiter is parallel Mercury and Venus in the Jupiter cycle; and progressed Mars parallel Moon in the Mars cycle starts > peak power date is May 6 > end date is May 11

May 3: Progressed Sun is square Moon in the Sun cycle; and progressed Uranus sesquisquare Mars in the Uranus cycle starts > peak power date is May 21

May 5: Progressed Mars is square Venus in the Mars cycle

May 6: Progressed Mars is square Moon and sextile Mercury in the Mars cycle; and progressed Sun is conjunction Venus in the Sun cycle

May 7: Progressed Mars is semisquare Sun in the Mars cycle; and progressed Uranus trine Pluto in the Uranus cycle starts > peak power date is May 26

May 8: Progressed Mars is semisquare Saturn in the Mars cycle

May 9: Progressed Sun is sextile Neptune in the Sun cycle > progressed Moon parallel Neptune in the Aquarian Age chart is activated

May 11: Mars is parallel Uranus in the sky; and progressed Mars is sextile Uranus in the Mars cycle > progressed Uranus sesquisquare Mars in the Uranus cycle is activated 

May 12: Progressed Sun is trine Mars in the Sun cycle

May 13: Progressed Sun is trine Jupiter in the Sun cycle; after a 2 month delay John Bolton’s book – The Room Where it Happened – is scheduled for release. 

May 14: Progressed Uranus is square Sun in the Uranus cycle > end date is June 2; and progressed Mars is semisextile Mars in the Mars cycle

May 15: Progressed Sun is trine Pluto in the Sun cycle

May 16: Progressed Sun is parallel Venus in the Sun cycle

May 18: Progressed Sun is parallel Moon in the Sun cycle

May 20: Progressed Sun is trine and parallel Saturn in the Sun cycle

May 21: Progressed Uranus is sesquisquare Mars in the Uranus cycle > end date is June 9; progressed Mars is semisquare Pluto in the Mars cycle; and progressed Mars parallel Uranus in the Mars cycle starts > peak power date is May 25 > the fighting and feuding escalates

May 23: Progressed Sun is square Mercury in the Sun cycle

May 25: Progressed Mars is parallel Uranus in the Mars cycle; and progressed Sun is semisextile Uranus in the Sun cycle > progressed Uranus sesquisquare Mars in the Uranus cycle is activated

May 26: Progressed Uranus is trine Pluto in the Uranus cycle > end date in June 15; and progressed Moon semisquare progressed Uranus in the Aquarian Age chart starts > peak power date is June 23

May 28: Progressed Sun is sesquisquare Mars and Jupiter in the Sun cycle

May 29: Progressed Mars is sextile Sun in the Mars cycle

May 30: Progressed Mars is sextile Saturn and square Jupiter in the Mars cycle; and progressed Sun is sesquisquare Pluto in the Sun cycle > progressed Uranus trine Pluto in the Uranus cycle is activated

May 31: Progressed Sun is parallel Pluto in the Sun cycle

Forecast data and periods

Aspects in the sky have a wide time-frame that’s determined by the aspect’s orb of influence. The date indicated is when the aspect is at peak power.

Aspects formed by Mars in the Mars cycle have a 3 day time-frame (36 hours either side of the indicated peak date) or 6 days (72 hours either side of the indicated peak date) if it’s a parallel aspect.

Aspects formed by the Sun in the Sun cycle have a 2 day time-frame (24 hours either side of the aspect’s peak time).

Events related to a designated aspect can occur during its forecast period.


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