May 5, 2017 (Julian 125) Sun quincunx Jupiter
One of my readers recently accused me of “a lot of fear mongering dude.” Alas, I must confess that I am better at seeing the dangers ahead than I am at seeing the opportunities though I have been working to add the latter into the mix.
That said, Sun (Taurus) forms a quincunx to Jupiter (Libra) about 3 AM CDT today (only an hour from now as I write this). This tends to affect Thursday more than Friday, but many of us will still feel it. A quincunx is an aspect of false hopes and miscommunications; it can cause us to think we understand another person or situation when we do not at all.
Lunar aspects are a bit thinner today, and today CAN provide an opportunity for some people, favoring earth signs the most (Capricorn, Taurus, and Virgo) as a loose Grand Earth Trine (or Grand Trine in earth signs). This is good for manifesting things and maybe purchases but do keep in mind the Sun / Jupiter quincunx and the fact that Mercury is barely moving forward and still in the shadow period until May 20th. I would not make any HUGE purchases today (houses, cars, boats, and certainly anything that “moves”) but smaller purchases might go fairly well.
Mars forms a quintile to Chiron and a binovile to the North Node; this can give us some bright ideas about how to deal with certain problems involving healthcare, higher education, or mentors (or a mix of those). If I were going to focus on a solution to problems today, or “opportunities,” I would aim for these areas to the degree possible.