13 May 2023 Southern Hemisphere’s Planetary Positions

(My apologies to our southern hemisphere family and friends. When to time change came a few weeks ago I was putting Cape Town’s time for Sao Paulo. I have now corrected that mistake)

If you need to calculate the planetary positions for a specific use and time, click on this link


To figure out GMT (Greenwich Mean Time) to your local time use this link  

For Your Local Time and Date 

Southeastern Hemisphere

This local time is in Sao Paulo, Brazil, South America

13 May 2023
07:00 pm GMT 4:00 PM BRT
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:22 Taurus 46
Moon:08 Pisces 27
Mercury:05 Taurus 55 Rx
Venus:06 Cancer 44
Mars:26 Cancer 07
Jupiter:29 Aries 20
Saturn:06 Pisces 13
Uranus:19 Taurus 10
Neptune:27 Pisces 05
Pluto:00 Aquarius 20 Rx

True Lunar Node:03 Taurus 56
Mean Lunar Node:03 Taurus 10 Rx

Lilith (Black Moon):14 Leo 02

Chiron:17 Aries 59
Ceres:23 Virgo 59
Pallas:04 Leo 34
Juno:06 Gemini 50
Vesta:12 Taurus 38

Eris:24 Aries 53


Southern Hemisphere

This local time is in Cape Town, South Africa

13 May 2023
02:00 pm GMT 4:00 PM SAST
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:22 Taurus 34
Moon:05 Pisces 31
Mercury:05 Taurus 57 Rx
Venus:06 Cancer 31
Mars:26 Cancer 00
Jupiter:29 Aries 17
Saturn:06 Pisces 13
Uranus:19 Taurus 09
Neptune:27 Pisces 04
Pluto:00 Aquarius 20 Rx

True Lunar Node:03 Taurus 56
Mean Lunar Node:03 Taurus 11 Rx

Lilith (Black Moon):14 Leo 00

Chiron:17 Aries 59
Ceres:23 Virgo 58
Pallas:04 Leo 29
Juno:06 Gemini 43
Vesta:12 Taurus 33

Eris:24 Aries 53


Southwestern Hemisphere

This local time is in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

13 May 2023
06:00 am GMT 4:00 PM AEST
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:22 Taurus 14
Moon:00 Pisces 48
Mercury:05 Taurus 59 Rx
Venus:06 Cancer 09
Mars:25 Cancer 49
Jupiter:29 Aries 12
Saturn:06 Pisces 12
Uranus:19 Taurus 08
Neptune:27 Pisces 04
Pluto:00 Aquarius 20 Rx

True Lunar Node:03 Taurus 56
Mean Lunar Node:03 Taurus 12 Rx

Lilith (Black Moon):13 Leo 58

Chiron:17 Aries 58
Ceres:23 Virgo 57
Pallas:04 Leo 20
Juno:06 Gemini 31
Vesta:12 Taurus 24

Eris:24 Aries 52


Spell – Protection Spells

Protection Spells


Protection spells are intended to prevent, protect, and repel danger. Many find this category confusing so lets be very clear. There is no magic spell that functions exactly like an around response from a personal security guard one might hire for service. Locking your door may prevent a human thief. However, certain danger can only be repelled by magical methods. These dangers include:

*Malicious spells, hexes, jinxes, magic “tricks” or negative enchantment cast deliberately against one person by another.

*The evil eye

*Assorted spiritual danger deriving from a vast variety of spiritual sources. These may be caused deliberately or inadvertently.

Although these dangers derive from magical and spiritual roots, they may manifest in very physical ways, as illness, accidents, and general disaster. However, because there derivation is at least partly magical, prevention and remedies must also be at least partly magical.

Tips for successfully casting Protection spells

* Number 5: The number of fingers on each hand is the number most associated with magical protection, as are the magic numbers Seven and Nine.

*Color: Red, black, and blue are the colours most associated with magical protection.

(Note Protection is different from Reversing)

Jane’s Pocketbook of Spell: Cleansing, Banishing, Protection and other various Remedies

Alicia (juju j.a.n.e.) Hill

Some of the Witchcraft/Magickal Correspondence for Saturday

From learnreligions.com

It’s the end of the week for many of us, so Saturday—named for the god Saturn—is a good time to wrap things up. Associated with the colors black and dark purple, and the metal lead, this day is also connected to the goddess Hecate. Gemstones like Apache tear, obsidian, and hematite are all connected to Saturday’s magic, as are plants such as thyme, mullein, and the cypress tree.

When it comes to magical workings, focus on agriculture and creativity, fortune and hope, protection and banishment of negativity. Put up a barrier to keep the unwelcome out, eliminate the things that make you miserable, and wash your hands of anything other than your hopes, dreams, and goals.

From modernwellnesswitch.com

Saturdays are best for hard work such as chores around the house, yard or garden work, or work towards other long-term projects and goals. Use this day for any type of cleansing and progress towards discipline practices.

Planet: Saturn

Element: Earth

Tarot Card: Hierophant

Rune: Jera

Colors: Black, Purple

Plants*: Amaranth, Beech, Beet, Belladonna, Buckthorn, Comfrey, Cypress, Datura, Elm, Hemlock, Hemp, Ivy, Kava-Kava, Morning Glory, Mullein, Pansy, Quince, Scullcap, Skunk Cabbage, Slippery Elm, Solomon’s Seal, Tamarind, Wolf’s Bane, Yew

Stones: Sapphire, Yellow Jasper, Orange Aragonite, Petrified Wood, Fossils, Holey Stones, Smokey Quartz, Obsidian, Jet, Black Onyx, Snowflake Obsidian, Black Opal, Lodestone, Zinc

Magical Uses: Banishing, Protection, Control, Order, Self-Discipline, Cleansing, Boundaries

Divination Journal

Tarot Card

From Tarotx.net

The Star – Major Arcana

Instinct Devoted to moments.
Purpose Introspection, see through the perfection of the Universe, innovate and regenerate.
The Light Hope to be creative (maintain a reasonable concept).
The Shadow Hope to destroy (deny the truth), illusion.
Quality The recklessness, believe in the future.


Menu of Contents

I. Background of the Star Thoth Tarot card

II. Analyze and describe the Star Thoth Tarot

III. Interpretation of the Star Thoth Tarot


From TheRuneSite.com


Sound: “p”
Stands for: A Pot (or a Womb)
Casting meaning: The rune Pairthra represents a pot which in turn symbolizes a womb. The Gothic representation of this rune stands for an unexpected resolution to difficult situations.

Witch’s Rune

From OtherWorldlyOracle.com


Triple goddess, life/death/rebirth, trinity, love – romance

Some people read this witches rune as a flower – new life, birth, fertility, love. I tend to read it more like the triquetra – life/death/rebirth cycles, triple goddess, etc. It’s completely up to you how YOU interpret these!


From thepeculiarbrunette.com


Pronunciation – M-win, Moon

Tree Association – Vine

Meaning – Goals are coming to fruition, persuasion, celebration, relaxing, harvesting, and play. Muin wonderfully symbolizes the metaphor of reaping what we’ve sown. Now is a time for pleasure, to rest, and enjoy the fruits of your labor. Vine produces grapes which creates wine that allows us to let go of self-conscience thoughts, allowing for creative inspiration, a relaxed altered consciousness, and revealing truths. It also represents deceit, fallacies, or denial of facts. Remember to continuously pursue the origin or source of any information you receive. Proceed with caution before acting on any facts or advice you’ve been given.

If reversed – a sign of extreme indulgence and serves as a reminder that outstanding achievements also require self-discipline. Watch for indications of dishonesty, misrepresentation, or tall tales.

Inscription and Magical Uses – Helpful when seeking creative inspiration, inner growth, seeking truth, spiritual wisdom, or for help with communication.

Folklore – Vine is connected with the Green Man and Bacchus (god of wine) and is often depicted with vine leaves around his head or as a crown.


I Ching

From psychic-revelation.com

Hexagram Ten/10

Name: Lu.

Keyphrase: Correct conduct.

Formed By The Trigrams: Heaven over Lake.

Imagery: The sky over a lake.

General: A successful journey can be assured if one careful step at a time is taken.

Love: Goodwill is the key to solving any relationship issues.

Business: Achieving success within business is best accomplished treating others with courtesy and respect.

Personal: Focus on ridding yourself of any feelings of envy or jealousy.


Overview: Lu relates to the need to develop your social skills and to make sure that they are sincere and not insincere. It indicates a need to make sure that jealousy or envy are not present within your life and if they are, to take steps to resolve them. Lu is all about inequality and the need to avoid it.


From affinitynumerology.com


The numerology number 10 is independent and has infinite potential.

A person with the number 10 in a major position of their numerology chart tends to be self-determined, feel comfortable being alone, and experience an urge to explore.

Interpretations of the number 10 are derived from its essence. A number’s essence can be thought of as the number’s basic tone or vibration. As an overview, the numerology number 10 represents a composition containing the ideas of:

  • Independence
  • Infinite potential
  • Wholeness
  • Self-determination
  • Exploration

More aspects of the numerology number 10 are mentioned further below.

Angel Number

Animal Spirit Guide or Animal Spirit Helper


A List of Celtic Gods and Goddesses

(When reading this list keep in mind that the word “Celtic” covers many different areas of Britian and centuries ago different parts of Europe there may be a difference in what they believe or how they follow a god or goddess different from another area of Celts. The Druids also have their own way of following a deity.)

A List of Celtic Gods and Goddesses from thoughtco.com

The Druid priests of the Celts did not write down the stories of their gods and goddesses but instead transmitted them orally, so our knowledge of the early Celtic deities is limited. Romans of the first century BCE recorded the Celtic myths and then later, after the introduction of Christianity to the British Isles, the Irish monks of the 6th century and Welsh writers later wrote down their traditional stories.


The Celtic god Alator was associated with Mars, the Roman war god. His name is said to mean “he who nourishes the people”.


The Celtic god Albiorix was associated with Mars as Mars Albiorix. Albiorix is the “king of the world.”


Belenus is a Celtic god of healing worshiped from Italy to Britain. The worship of Belenus was linked with the healing aspect of Apollo. The etymology of Beltaine may be connected with Belenus. Belenus is also written: Bel, Belenos, Belinos, Belinu, Bellinus, and Belus.


Borvo (Bormanus, Bormo) was a Gallic god of healing springs whom the Romans associated with Apollo. He is depicted with helmet and shield.


Bres was a Celtic fertility god, the son of the Fomorian prince Elatha and the goddess Eriu. Bres married the goddess Brigid. Bres was a tyrannical ruler, which proved his undoing. In exchange for his life, Bres taught agriculture and made Ireland fertile.


British goddess connected with river and water cults, equated with Minerva, by the Romans and possibly linked with the goddess Brigit.


Brigit is the Celtic goddess of fire, healing, fertility, poetry, cattle, and patroness of smiths. Brigit is also known as Brighid or Brigantia and in Christianity is known as St. Brigit or Brigid. She is compared with the Roman goddesses Minerva and Vesta.


Ceridwen is a Celtic shape-shifting goddess of poetic inspiration. She keeps a cauldron of wisdom. She is the mother of Taliesin.


Cernunnos is a horned god associated with fertility, nature, fruit, grain, the underworld, and wealth, and especially associated with horned animals like the bull, stag, and a ram-headed serpent. Cernunnos is born at the winter solstice and dies at the summer solstice. Julius Caesar associated Cernunnos with the Roman Underworld god Dis Pater.

Source: “Cernunnos” A Dictionary of Celtic Mythology. James McKillop. Oxford University Press, 1998.


(SIDE NOTE: this goddess are evolved into the goddess of all domestic animals in some modern traditions)

Epona is a Celtic horse goddess associated with fertility, a cornucopia, horses, asses, mules, and oxen who accompanied the soul on its final journey. Uniquely for the Celtic goddesses, the Romans adopted her and erected a temple to her in Rome.


Esus (Hesus) was a Gallic god named along with Taranis and Teutates. Esus is linked with Mercury and Mars and rituals with human sacrifice. He may have been a woodcutter.


Latobius was a Celtic god worshipped in Austria. Latobius was a god of mountains and sky equated with the Roman Mars and Jupiter.


Lenus was a Celtic healing god sometimes equated with the Celtic god Iovantucarus and the Roman god Mars who in this Celtic version was a healing god.


Lugh is a god of craftsmanship or a solar deity, also known as Lamfhada. As leader of the Tuatha De Danann, Lugh defeated the Fomorians at the Second Battle of Magh.


Maponus was a Celtic god of music and poetry in Britain and France, sometimes associated with Apollo.


Medb (or Meadhbh, Méadhbh, Maeve, Maev, Meave, and Maive), goddess of Connacht and Leinster. She had many husbands and figured in the Tain Bo Cuailgne (Cattle Raid of Cooley). She may have been a mother goddess or historical.


(SIDE NOTE: this goddess is properly referred to as “the Morrigan” amongst other names)

Morrigan is a Celtic goddess of war who hovered over the battlefield as a crow or raven. She has been equated with Medh. Badb, Macha, and Nemain may have been aspects of her or she was part of a trinity of war goddesses, with Badb and Macha.

The hero Cu Chulainn rejected her because he failed to recognize her. When he died, Morrigan sat on his shoulder as a crow. She is usually referred to as “the Morrigan”.

Source: “Mórrígan” A Dictionary of Celtic Mythology. James McKillop. Oxford University Press, 1998.


Nehalennia was a Celtic goddess of seafarers, fertility, and abundance.


Nemausicae was a Celtic mother goddess of fertility and healing.


Nerthus was a Germanic fertility goddess mentioned in Tacitus’ Germania.


Nuada (Nudd or Ludd) is the Celtic god of healing and much more. He had an invincible sword that would cut his enemies in half. He lost his hand in battle which meant that he was no longer eligible to rule as king until his brother made him a silver replacement. He was killed by the god of death Balor.


Saitada was a Celtic goddess from the Tyne Valley in England whose name may mean “goddess of grief.”

Sources and Further Reading 

Monaghan, Patricia. “The Encyclopedia of Celtic Mythology and Folklore.” New York: Facts on File, 2004.

Rutherford, Ward. “Celtic Mythology: The Nature and Influence of Celtic Myth from Druidism to Arthurian Legend.” San Francisco: Weiser Books, 2015. 

MacCana, Prosinsias. “Celtic Mythology.” Rushden, England: Newnes Books, 1983.

McKillop, James. “Fionn mac Cumhail: Celtic Myth in English Literature.” Syracuse NY: Syracuse University Press, 1986. 

SOURCE: Gill, N.S. “A List of Celtic Gods and Goddesses.” ThoughtCo, Apr. 5, 2023, thoughtco.com/celtic-gods-and-goddesses-117625.

Good Day WOTC Family and Friends/A Thought for Today

Have a wonderful Saturday!

Mayo 12, 2023 Daily Horoscopes

Click here to read Georgia Nicols Daily Horoscopes

Moon Alert

There are no restrictions to shopping or important decisions today. The Moon is in Aquarius.

Aries (March 21-April 19)

This is a good day to make long-range plans about money issues, earnings, cash flow and anything that you own, especially your personal possessions. You’re in a practical frame of mind today, which means if you are shopping, you will want to buy long-lasting, useful items. (No ostrich boas today.)

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

Look around you today with a critical eye to see what needs to be changed or corrected. You will spot what needs to be done because you’re very conscious of the flaws in everything that you look at. Your mind is on serious concerns and you want to make things right. You might teach today.

Gemini (May 21-June 20)

This is a fun day to do research or study history because you will be surprised at how productive you will be! You won’t overlook details. You have the energy and perseverance to keep searching until you find what you want. (I’m impressed.)

Cancer (June 21-July 22)

Good day for a discussion with a friend or a group to get the ball rolling. You might teach others how to do something. Or you might lay out a plan for the future with goals and checkpoints for success. Possibly, someone older or more experienced will have helpful input.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)

Discussions with bosses or authority figures will be practical and useful today. You might impress them with your savvy and know how. Likewise, they will impress you with the knowledge they have from their past experience, because this isn’t their first rodeo.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

This is a wonderful day to study and learn something new because your mind is focused and you have the mental perseverance to keep on topic. Your mind won’t wander. Discussions about medical or legal matters will be productive and practical.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

Issues related to inheritances, wills, estates and shared property can be addressed today because you are in the right frame of mind. For starters, you won’t overlook details. Secondly, you want to explore useful options about something that is practical and meaningful to you.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

You might talk to someone older today who can help you in some way. Whatever the case, discussions with others will be concerned with the practical aspects of life. Possibly, you will feel lonely because you’re cut off from someone?

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

This is a wonderful, productive day at work for you because you have the energy to work, as well as the concentration and focus necessary to get the job done. Furthermore, you want to achieve practical results. Someone older or experienced might help you. It’s a good day.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

Those of you who are teaching young minds or training children will make great headway today because everyone is focused and ready to listen to practical instructions. It’s a particularly good day to improve sports activities or anything to do with practising the performing arts.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

Family discussions will be serious and down to earth today. It’s a good day to sit down with someone older and make plans for how you want things to play out in the future. Listen to the advice of anyone who is more experienced because it will help you. (You don’t have to reinvent the wheel.)

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)

Those of you who teach or write will be productive today because you’re in a serious frame of mind and this will help you to communicate what you want to say. This is also an excellent day to learn something new because your powers of concentration are strong

If Your Birthday Is Today

Belgian football goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois (1992) shares your birthday today. You are passionate, focused and independent. You like to call your own shots. You’re also persuasive when you want to be. Exciting changes are taking place this year that will give you more personal freedom. Stay flexible but ready to act on new opportunities. Travel is likely.

May 12, 2023 Birthday Horoscope

May the next year of your life bring you more positive things than the past year! 

To read anyone’s birthday horoscope from sunsigns.org

MAY 12 birthday horoscope predicts that this Taurus person typically has the potential for success or failure. Seemingly, you may go through life vicariously, but that does not mean you are reckless. You always think before you leap.

You are loaded with energy, and you appreciate the ability to enjoy the good life. The May 12 birthday personality may take the approach of “work hard, play harder.” This is fine, but some of you may have trouble dealing with the consequences of the said actions.

Having to deal with hindrances does not problematic well with your personality. The May 12 birthday meanings predict that if your goals are set just under your capabilities, you are not sufficiently challenged. Your biggest fear is a failure.

The May 12 birthday horoscope predicts that you take pride in having a close family unit in which typically, you are the topic of discussions. Flattery comes in many forms, but imitation is the most excellent compliment.

The younger ones often find themselves copying your behavior and style. You are humbled to find this kind of admiration brewing among loved ones. May 12 birthday natives believe that lasting relationships are founded on more than just physical attraction.

The May 12th birthday astrology analysis predicts that you are a naturally good company, but you can be an impulsive flirt. You keep your circle of friends to a minimum but definitely, define levels of intimacy. These zodiac individuals want a special kind of relationship.

You feel as though there should be some attraction out of the bedroom. You are attracted to someone who has a great sense of humor, who is easy to talk to and someone who will give you a stable partnership. If today is your birthday, you love pillow talk. It is here that you will unveil your secret fantasies.

The May 12 horoscope analysis predicts that those born today will get a late start in a profession. You would perhaps make a good business manager as a career choice. After all, running a household effectively takes business sense. In taking care of the home, you are likely to have creative talents, and you would bring them to the professional roundtable. You have the right combination of creativity and practical common sense.

This birthday characteristic is most suitable for interior business design and themes. This would combine both business and creative talents. Pay is not necessarily the deciding factor when it comes to choosing a career, but if given an option, naturally you would choose the job with the best pay.

As the May 12 zodiac sign is Taurus, you take excellent care of yourselves. You are optimistic individuals who consume small meals during the day. You exercise regularly to achieve the body you want. The May 12 born, have a sound temperament and work to keep peace and harmony. You try to make sure your mind is clear of all negative thoughts and feelings.

The May 12 birthday personality are overflowing with energy. Your biggest fear is not winning but losing. When it comes to love, this flirtatious Taurus birthday person would be attracted to someone who is funny and can carry on a decent conversation. If you had to choose, you would choose the job with the best options. Salary, like sex, is secondary to the happiness of this Bull.

Famous People And Celebrities Born On May 12

Emilio EstevezKim FieldsTony Hawk, Katharine Hepburn, Pepper Jay, Florence Nightingale, Emily Vancamp

See: Famous Celebrities Born On May 12

This Day That Year – May 12th In History

1551 – Lima, Peru opens San Marcos University.
1890 – Prizefighting legal in Louisiana.
1908 – NYC holds its second NAACP conference.
1921 – National Hospital Day in observance.

May 12 Vrishabha Rashi (Vedic Moon Sign)

May 12 Chinese Zodiac SNAKE

May 12 Birthday Planet

Your ruling planet is Venus that symbolizes the different relationships in your life and what you gain from them.

May 12 Birthday Symbols

The Bull Is The Symbol For The Taurus Zodiac Sign

May 12 Birthday Tarot Card

Your Birthday Tarot Card is The Hanged Man. This card symbolizes that you need to let go of specific issues in your life. The Minor Arcana cards are Seven of Pentacles and King of Swords.

May 12 Birthday Zodiac Compatibility

You are most compatible with people born under Zodiac Sign Virgo: This love match will be steady and enjoyable.
You are not compatible with people born under Zodiac Sign Gemini: This relationship will be a difficult combination.

See Also:

May 12 Lucky Numbers

Number 8 – This number is a symbol of authority, Karma universal spiritual consciousness, and ambition.
Number 3 – This is some creative expression, imagination, and happiness.

Read about: Birthday Numerology

Lucky Colors For May 12 Birthday

Lilac: This is a color that is symbolic of Chakra cleansing and spiritual meditation.
Green: This is a color of balance, stability, growth, jealousy and positive energy.

Lucky Days For May 12 Birthday

Friday – This day ruled by Venus, the God of love and money shows that you look for pleasure and happiness in everything you do.
Thursday – This day ruled by Jupiter is a day of learning, spreading knowledge and attracting good luck.

May 12 Birthstone Emerald

Emerald is a gemstone said to bring security in love relationships and develop a strong bond of friendship.

Ideal Zodiac Birthday Gifts For People Born On May 12th

A gift certificate from his favorite shop for the man and an expensive leather purse for the woman. The May 12 birthday personality will not take no for an answer when they fall in love with someone or something.

May 12, 2023 Northern Hemisphere’s Planetary Positions

If you need to calculate the planetary positions for a specific use and time, click on this link


To figure out GMT (Greenwich Mean Time) to your local time use this link  

For Your Local Time and Date 

Northwestern Hemisphere

This local time is in Los Angeles, California, USA

May 12, 2023
11:00 pm GMT 4:00 PM PDT
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:21 Taurus 58
Moon:26 Aquarius 40
Mercury:06 Taurus 02 Rx
Venus:05 Cancer 50
Mars:25 Cancer 39
Jupiter:29 Aries 08
Saturn:06 Pisces 11
Uranus:19 Taurus 07
Neptune:27 Pisces 03
Pluto:00 Aquarius 20 Rx

True Lunar Node:03 Taurus 55
Mean Lunar Node:03 Taurus 13 Rx

Lilith (Black Moon):13 Leo 56

Chiron:17 Aries 57
Ceres:23 Virgo 57
Pallas:04 Leo 13
Juno:06 Gemini 21
Vesta:12 Taurus 16

Eris:24 Aries 52


Northern Hemisphere

This local time is in Chicago, Illinois, USA

May 12, 2023
09:00 pm GMT 4:00 PM CDT
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:21 Taurus 53
Moon:25 Aquarius 29
Mercury:06 Taurus 03 Rx
Venus:05 Cancer 45
Mars:25 Cancer 36
Jupiter:29 Aries 07
Saturn:06 Pisces 10
Uranus:19 Taurus 07
Neptune:27 Pisces 03
Pluto:00 Aquarius 20 Rx

True Lunar Node:03 Taurus 55
Mean Lunar Node:03 Taurus 13 Rx

Lilith (Black Moon):13 Leo 56

Chiron:17 Aries 56
Ceres:23 Virgo 56
Pallas:04 Leo 11
Juno:06 Gemini 18
Vesta:12 Taurus 14

Eris:24 Aries 52


Northeastern Hemisphere

This local time is in Frankfurt, Germany, Europe

12 May 2023
02:00 pm GMT 4:00 PM CEST
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:21 Taurus 36
Moon:21 Aquarius 20
Mercury:06 Taurus 06 Rx
Venus:05 Cancer 26
Mars:25 Cancer 26
Jupiter:29 Aries 03
Saturn:06 Pisces 09
Uranus:19 Taurus 06
Neptune:27 Pisces 03
Pluto:00 Aquarius 20 Rx

True Lunar Node:03 Taurus 55 Rx
Mean Lunar Node:03 Taurus 14 Rx

Lilith (Black Moon):13 Leo 54

Chiron:17 Aries 56
Ceres:23 Virgo 56
Pallas:04 Leo 04
Juno:06 Gemini 08
Vesta:12 Taurus 06

Eris:24 Aries 52


May 12, 2023 Moon Goddess Current Phase

You can use this link to go forward or backward in time for Moon phase information. If you are curious, you can even find out what phase the Moon was in when you or anyone else was born.

From MoonGiant.com

The Moon’s current phase for today and tonight is a Last Quarter phase. This phase occurs roughly 3 weeks after the New Moon when the Moon is three quarter of the way through it’s orbit around the earth. If you live in the northern hemisphere the Moons left side will be illuminated and the right side will be dark. For those of you in the southern hemisphere it will be the opposite with the right side illuminated. Also called a Third Quarter phase, it will rise around midnight on the eastern horizon and set in the west around noon the next day. In the days following the Third Quarter Phase the Moon’s illumination will decrees each day until the New Moon.

Visit the May 2023 Moon Phases Calendar to see all the daily moon phase for this month.

Today’s Last Quarter Phase

The Last Quarter on May 12 has an illumination of 51%. This is the percentage of the Moon illuminated by the Sun. The illumination is constantly changing and can vary up to 10% a day. On May 12 the Moon is 22.03 days old. This refers to how many days it has been since the last New Moon. It takes 29.53 days for the Moon to orbit the Earth and go through the lunar cycle of all 8 Moon phases.

Phase Details

Phase: Last Quarter
Illumination: 51%
Moon Age: 22.03 days
Moon Angle: 0.55
Moon Distance: 363,395.13 km
Sun Angle: 0.53
Sun Distance: 151,143,948.49 km

The 8 Lunar Phases

There are 8 lunar phases the Moon goes through in its 29.53 days lunar cycle. The 4 major Moon phases are Full Moon, New Moon, First Quarter and Last Quarter. Between these major phases, there are 4 minor ones: the Waxing Crescent, Waxing Gibbous, Waning Gibbous and Waning Crescent. For more info on the Moon Cycle and on each phase check out Wikipedia Lunar Phase page.

Useful Moon Resources