NEW MOON: May 15 (2 days away from Perigee), June 13, July 13, August 11 and September 9 – this is a very long series of Crises New Moon periods


APRIL 29: Full Moon at 9 Scorpio at 8:58 pm EDT

MAY 15: CRISES NEW MOON at 5:48am EDT at 24 Taurus 36
MAY 15: Uranus enters Taurus (Uranus will Retrograde back and forth all year until it permanently enters Taurus permanently in March 2019). This is a great Ending and Beginning Cycle for all
MAY 15: Mars enters Aquarius (see may website for an interpretation) – it is difficult because it squares Uranus at 0 Taurus

MAY 20: The Sun enters Gemini at 8:15pm EDT
MAY 25: Jupiter in Scorpio trines Neptune in Pisces
MAY 29: Full Moon at 8 Sagittarius 10 at 8:20am


APRIL 29-30: The Moon is in the sign of Scorpio and, after the Full Moon at 8:58 pm EDT on the 29th, it forms all favorable aspects, ending with a sextile to Pluto-Mars. This is an excellent time for practical activities, taking charge and empowering yourself.

MAY 2-3: The Moon is in the sign of Sagittarius and, from 5pm on May 2 through 6:45pm on the 3rd, the Moon only makes a trine to Uranus but it is at 29 degrees. This is a significant time to draw some matter to a creative conclusion.

MAY 8: The Moon is in the sign of Aquarius and there is a brief period from 7pm to 8:25 pm EDT when Mercury is contra-parallel Neptune (a temporary connection) and sextile Uranus at 29 degrees. This is a significant time to draw some matter to a creative conclusion. Intuition can be a factor.

MAY 10: The Moon is in the sign of Pisces and, from 11am on the 10th to 3am on the 11th EDT, the Moon makes a series of favorable aspects to the Sun-Pluto-Mars. This is an excellent time to finish up important projects with the support from one in authority. Mars is exalted in Capricorn so you can achieve recognition for your efforts.

MAY 15: The Moon is in the sign of Taurus and there is a Crises New Moon. After 9:30am, Uranus has changed signs and the Moon trines Mars at 29 Capricorn. This is an excellent time to finish up projects and possibly receive recognition for your efforts. DO NOT start earlier than 9:30am EDT!

MAY 16-early 17: The Moon is in the sign of Gemini and, from 7pm on the 16th to 12 pm EDT on the 17th, the Moon is parallel the Sun (a permanent coming together) and conjunct Venus at 27 degrees. This is an ending cycle but Venus concludes with fairness, persuasiveness and effective negotiations. It is a good social time as well.

MAY 19: The Moon is in the sign of Cancer and there is an excellent series of favorable aspects from 8am to 3pm EDT. The Moon is parallel the Sun (a permanent coming together), Venus sextile Uranus and concluding with the Moon sextile the Sun at 28 degrees. This is another ending cycle and one that offers the support from one in authority. It may even be a good time to change jobs for some.

MAY 23: The Moon is in the sign of Virgo and until 8:45am EDT the Moon favors Jupiter-Mercury-Pluto, actually forming a Grand Earth Trine during this period. This is an excellent time for initiating practical affairs, making important decisions and even working with large groups. There is a continuation of other favorable aspects, such as a trine to Mars so this is one of the best periods in May.

NOTE TO READER: These dates are based upon electional techniques. All of the Moon sign dates apply to everyone. Do not simply read your own Moon sign – read all of the signs for what I say about the specific dates.

  1. Rahima Miller Says:

    I have many times read about the moon and other inner planets triggering other transits in one’s chart. As you said above, “The Moon is in Scorpio and your 1st House every 28 days. This is not significant unless it triggers other transits and progressions in your chart. “
    My 3 questions are 1) If you have particular aspects in your natal chart, are they activated also? For instance I have a Tsquare with Uranus at the base in 3rd house and Saturn-6th opposition Mercury in 12th. So when there is a moon, or retro mercury etc. in transit in those houses, would it trigger the concerns of my T-Square planets and houses? Or do you see the trigger as primarily active when it aspects my progressions and/or other current transits?
    2) What orb do you use for the trigger?
    3) I always look at transits by how they affect natal patterns, but then my chart is constructed with almost every major planet part of a T-square or if you include Chiron a grand cross. So it’s never a “Jupiter conjunct your mercury” without it also being opposite my Saturn, and square my Uranus, for instance. So if there is a good aspect between that Jupiter transiting my natal Mercury, like a trine to transiting Mercury, which would prevail?
    I have a bunch of other questions, but that’s it for now. I’m so glad I happened on to your column and articles.
    Thanks! Rahima
    PS March 17, 1951, 7:15 AM, Richmond VA is my birth data.

  2. Lynn Koiner Says:

    RAHIMA (8-2011): You have asked a lot of good questions.
    I will answer a general one on TIMING:
    To be honest, I have not found an accurate system for picking the date when an event occurs. Uranus transits last for 1 year but it is impossible for me to predict on which dates Uranian events will occur.
    The Transiting Mars 1 degree behind the Ascendant is often a trigger for some event.
    If the Ruler of the 11th House is a slow moving planet, its aspect to the Ascendant will trigger a relationship meeting with someone from your past.
    I have Venus in the 11th and, when it aspects my Ascendant, I receive a call from someone from my past.

    T-SQUARE TIMING: I have observed this for years that the T-Square is triggered from the time an outer planet enters the earliest degree in the T-Square until it finally leaves the latest degree in the T-square. Say you have a T-square with the Moon at 2 degrees/Mercury at 4 degrees/Saturn at 6 degrees. Pluto transiting this will last from the time Pluto entered 2:00 degrees to the time when Pluto leaves 6:59. This can be a 2-3 year period.
    During this entire period, the T-Square is triggered with some event that commenced when Pluto first aspected the Moon, at the earliest degree.

    Years ago, when my mother’s progressed Moon entered her T-Square involving her money Houses, I told her that there would be complications around receiving money but it would be over and she would get the money when the P Moon lefted the T-Square. This was accurate.

    In working with clients in the 1980s, I did not find that the Personal Planets (through Mars) wuld trigger the T-Square, unless there was an outer planet in this configuration as well.

    So, I do not use triggers for specific dates as I can be wrong. I can give specific dates as Progressed to Progressed aspects often occur on the date when they are exact and the Moon making minor apsects (150-135-72 etc) often produces an event on the exact date.

    You need to make these observations yourself — which is exactly what you are doing. Then, it all becomes clear as to what works and what does not.

    Now, events that occurred before 15.5 years of age are easier to predict. Use the degree of separation of exactness to show when a natal aspect became embossed upon the personality.
    For example, supposed you have the Moon at 10 degrees and Saturn at 15 degrees making a square. At the age of 5, you were weened emotionally and learned to 1) take care of others before yourself and 2) that you cannot rely upon mother to take care of you. Sometimes this can actually be the birth of a younger sibling and mother has less time for the individual.

    I use the technique in my Medical Courses, determining when a childhood (unexpressed) trauma occurred that has planted a seed for some future health issue.

  3. Lynn Koiner Says:

    SAIIDIA (11-2012): No one can put their life on hold while Mercury is R. You need the money so take the job if offered. R is fine for a temporry job. Only start
    permanently when Mercury goes D

  4. student Says:

    Hi, came here hoping to find the good days for May. Was wondering if I could be put on the list for “electional good days.” Thanks. :)

  5. Lina Says:

    I am wondering if I also can be put on the list for ‘‘electional good days’‘.

    Thank you. Lina.

  6. Marilyn Says:

    Please send me the electional good days. Thanks.

  7. Bob Silver Says:

    Hi Lynn

    How have you been? My email has changed, so I’ve included the new one.

    Isn’t the Pluto mission fascinating? The heart-shaped pattern (the heart shape has a Roman erotic history) and the reddish color (co-ruler Mars?) are very interesting. I’m sure there will be more surprises in store.

    I’d like to share an observation from the past 5 years of following progressions/transits in order to make predictions.

    It seems when I’m following an aspect closely, I see very few hits. However, when I use progressions to go back in time, some big events over the years (aneurysm, lawsuits, disinheritance, deaths of family members) are clearly associated with the aspects.

    By the way, many years ago, when I was your student, my apprehension of Pluto getting ready to conjunct my Mars- Saturn- Midheaven exact conjunction in Scorpio was correct. At the time, I feared for my father (Saturn, ruler of ascendant conjunct Midheaven ) and my younger brother (Mars; in 10th, ruler of the 3rd). Mars was first, located at 7 Scorpio 35 and followed by Saturn 7 Scorpio 50. My brother first committed suicide in May 1986 and my father committed suicide in December 1986.

    I recall you at the time you said that aspects to planets in fixed signs guarantee an observable event. Do you still believe that?

    I really enjoy reading your blogs and newsletters – you’re a great writer!



  8. Lynn Koiner Says:

    BOB (7-2015): Bob, I have a really good FB astrology account. I hope you can join. I am just finishing up an article on prostate cancer for a free e-zine. You can get the link on my FB. Yes, Fixed signs are more observable but, today, I feel that the Cardinals are affecting health issues through high cortisol.

  9. Niki Says:

    Have you got any good electional days for September and October? My son wants to release music which he has worked on for over the past year and 1/2. His birthday is on the upcoming September 13th partial eclipse. There is only one aspect the moon makes which is to a sextile to saturn. Thank you.

  10. Laurel Says:

    Hi Lynn, I’m very pleased to have found your site! I am in the market to buy a new car and have held off until Mercury goes direct this Friday (10/9). Are there days coming up that would be optimal for new car buying? I’m not in a hurry but would like to do it before the end of 2015.
    Thanks in advance!!!

  11. Jen Says:

    Please add me to your electional list e mail list.
    Thank you kindly,

  12. Martha Says:

    Please put me on your monthly list for the electional good days! Thank you so much!

  13. Nicole Says:


    I would like to be added to your monthly electional good days list.


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