The industrious Capricorn Moon, which drove ambition and achievement yesterday, loses steam at 6:35AM ET, after a feisty challenge from aggressive Mars in me-me-me Aries. How interesting to wake up to a study on the New York Times home page about pedestrians and cyclists injured by self-absorbed, aggressive drivers (a startling number of accidents occurred when the pedestrian was in a crosswalk, with the traffic signal suggesting it was OK to cross).
This dynamic Mars-Moon connection sets the tone for the rest of the day, during which the Moon will be void-of-course. In other words, it won’t make a connection with any other planet until it enters the next sign, Aquarius, on Thursday at 4:41AM ET. Use this day to chill, take care of routine things and be patient with whatever twists crop up in your efforts to move forward in a straight line. During the all-day void on Monday, a reader reported spending two hours carefully transcribing a batch of TV promos that were allegedly just going to be updated, only to have the designated authority figure proclaim that they should really create a whole new campaign. OK, no problem — and completely understandable, given the void.
In other news, the former governor of South Carolina, Mark Sanford, who made the Appalachian Trail famous when he told staffers he was hiking it (when in fact he was in Buenos Aires with his mistress, to whom he is now engaged) won a primary race in his current bid for Congress. Well of course he did, given that Jupiter the cosmic sugar daddy, turned direct on Sanford’s Gemini Sun earlier this year. Not only that, but Sanford’s Mars in feisty Aries is being supercharged by the Uranus-Pluto square, and if he was born in the early morning, his Cancer Moon is, too. That’s a lot of impetus for taking action, feeling empowered and/or dramatic changes of status, for better or for worse.
If you are a Gemini born around the last couple of days in May, you may be feeling rather lucky and expansive, too.