Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Mercury into Gemini | fresh information comes in, who do you want to talk to, choices and changing viewpoints, giving life permission to not make any sense for awhile

Consume by bypolar-bear
Mercury (communication, ideas, local life and travel, transportation, sibling issues) moved into his home sign of Gemini last night.

We will feel a difference in the days ahead as information and communications switch from turtle pace to rabbit.

Increased choices, conversations and ideas will start to flow.

We won't put everything to use, Gemini can be rather chatty, so some stuff will just move in and out, but the change in momentum will be noticeable.

Keep in mind with Gemini there are more questions than answers and the information might be unreliable.

But easy, adaptable conversations, suitable for the moment, can pull everything forward now.

With the Sun and Mercury both in Gemini this is an excellent time to catch up on our communications. Who would we like to talk to?

Ask questions. It is best in Gemini season to maybe suspend judgements for awhile (Geminis make the best - and funniest - cynics) and approach situations with curiosity. 

Fresh information and conversations will come in and expand whatever we are dealing with. This can be stimulating if we've grown weary of Taurus's scrutiny and demand for truth.

Gemini energy talks. It listens. It questions. It perceives what isn't said at all. In short, it doesn't miss a trick. With so much to see and so much to do and so much to communicate - there is not a moment to waste on any of those roses we were smelling last month

Gemini (the twins) is the sign of duality - of black and white, of feminine and masculine, of truth and lies. Nothing will be totally one way or the other or quite what is seems now. We will be faced with dilemmas and changing viewpoints. In the end contradictory thoughts and things can come together with this energy.

We all have ideas about how things are supposed to look and work that we've carried since childhood (and before). We have these beliefs and then we, subconsciously, look around for the things that support these beliefs and that's what we notice. Then our beliefs gets reconfirmed and strengthened. Even though these beliefs are no truer than someone else's beliefs that reflect the opposite thing.

With the Sun in Gemini and Mercury home until June 12th, all of us are burning Gemini fuel - we can give ourselves permission to embrace a more wide open receptive state. We can move against the beliefs we've been strengthening since childhood if they no longer suit us. We can give life permission to not make any sense for a while.

If we are confused we are probably doing something right.

See what house holds Gemini in your natal chart - this space will be communicating with you now! What is it saying?

xo all

Today, Mercury - within hours of coming home to Gemini - is going to sextile (opportunity) Chiron in Aries. Talking about what hurts can be healing. 

We could make a connection now between some early traumatic experience and our current behavior/situation.

Chiron is freshly minted in Aries, too, and we haven't had this energetic connection in these signs since the late 1960's/early 1970's.

With Chiron in Aries encouraging us to take a hard look at ourselves, to do things for ourselves and stand on our own two feet - there could be a conversation now or information that comes in that allows us to see how our own survival instincts (or any lack of courage, passion or initiative) that we were smart enough to develop as children and that helped us when we were younger may no longer be something we need to carry. Is this energetic still working for us?

Talk about it. Write it down. Actually read the book that comes to your attention now.

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Full Moon in Sagittarius | a higher ground with a clearer focus, what is worth reaching for, opening up, having faith

Swing by Kleemass

This post is mostly from the weekly HERE - see Tuesday - with the signs added at the end. xo

Today we have the Gemini Sun opposing the Sagittarius Moon at 8 degrees - giving us our annual Full Moon in Sagittarius. 

The Moon will trine the North Node (in Leo) and the Sun will be trining the South Node (in Aquarius). The Sun is also inconjunct (rock and hard place) Saturn in Capricorn.

Full Moons brings things to light, to a conclusion or point of fullness. Full Moons are emotional.

The Gemini/Aquarius energy will be finishing something up or bringing something to a fullness via conversations, information, communications, choices, decisions. The Sagittarius/Leo energy will be launching us forward (think of the Sagittarian archer's arrow here) via our beliefs, truth, wisdom, bigger opportunities, travel, stepping outside comfort zones, exploration, education. This would all be a very smooth transition, except for the Sun's inconjunct to Saturn - that obstacle/limit that must be addressed.

With Saturn in play we want to be sure we are taking seriously what we are doing now and taking responsibility for where we are heading with whatever we have going on. Sagittarius likes shortcuts, but Saturn is not allowing any corner-cutting.

We OPEN OUR MINDS (Full Moon in Sagittarius) to a higher ground with a clearer FOCUS and at the same time welcome the choices and changing attentions of Gemini.

We OPEN OUR HEARTS (North Node in Leo) to the creation of what we are here to bring into the world and at the same time release the detachment and distractions of Aquarius.

With Chiron in Aries we have a Grand Fire Trine formed with the Sagittarius Moon and North Node in Leo. Fire burns away the bullshit - and we have the North and South node in air signs to fan the flames - so that truth/wisdom/whatever we are stretching here (Sag) can HEAL (Chiron). The Moon is conjunct the fixed star Antares connected by astrologers who study the fixed stars to Jupiter (ruler of this Full Moon and currently retrograde in Scorpio) and Mars (co-ruler of Scorpio) - speaking of bravery and passion but also possible carelessness creating damage. We might want to pull back a bit from anything that feels too risky now.

The Full Moon's aspects are also forming a Mystic Rectangle. A Mystic Rectangle is two oppositions (Moon/Sun and North Node/South Node) supported by multiple smooth sextiles and trines. Expansion, sudden challenges, too much/too soon, over-the-top emotions whatever this is if it touches our chart - there are multiple beneficial energies helping us make this all work out smoothly.

This is excellent energy for artists and creatives to reach for something else, to work with something/someone foreign, to learn something new, to stretch.We attract what we want and need by optimistically embracing potential now. We don't have to know how this is all going to turn out, we know there will be adventure here - if we embrace what we do with an adventurous heart.

Remember the energies we are working with - we are working with the Leo/Aquarius polarity - something we have talked about alot over the last year.

Leo (naturally ruled by the Sun) is asking us to step onto the center stage of our own life - to shine. Leo is that noble lion; generous and heart-centered. At the same time Aquarius is asking us to work for the best outcome for everyone, to stay humble.

We are asked to release the idea that for us to win - someone else has to lose. This isn't true. We are asked to release the idea that if someone else looks like they have won, that we have lost. That isn't true either.

And of course, we are working with the Sagittarius/Gemini polarity.

Sagittarius is a fun-loving sign that rules travel, freedom, adventure, legal stuff, higher education, good luck, faith, religion, prayer, optimism, problem solving, truth seekers, boldly going where no man has gone before, the quest -

it also rules carelessness, taking shortcuts, thinking we are right, making assumptions, throwing pink paint on problems and hoping they will go away, overconfidence, impatience and superficial fluff.

Sagittarius is a mutable sign. The mutable signs prepare us for the change into the next season. We put on the sweater. We put away the sweater. We adjust.

Mutable signs are service signs and Sagittarius is in service through the exploration of Truth - this could be legal truth or political truth but its most especially spiritual truth - its highest purpose is enlightenment and expanding what is known.

The lower level energies rule religious wars, legal battles and political bullshit.

A few hours after the Moon is full, Mercury moves home to Gemini (thru June 12th) - a sign she/he RULES. Information speeds up. Travel, especially local travel, speeds up. People are more talkative. We get more mentally busy. We could be dealing with more sibling and transportation/local environment issues over the next couple weeks. We put our thoughts into words.

With Mercury ruling the Sun and changing signs on the day of the Full Moon it is especially likely for some information to come in this week that brings to light or to some conclusion/culmination our Full Moon agenda and/or our Leo North Node agenda (that thing our heart wants).

Here is a forecast by sign with my usual caveats.

Check your Sun and Rising Sign - take what is helpful and disregard the rest.

Note that because I am writing this using whole signs and am not looking at your chart , where just because you have Aries rising does NOT actually mean you have Sagittarius ruling your 9th house, although it most likely is - for example - things may never totally connect with your life. I hope something helps though.

ARIES/Aries Rising (Sagittarius 9th house) this Full Moon is happening in your 9th house of travel, higher education, weddings, politics, legal issues, the media, publishing, foreigners, everything outside your comfort zone, exploration, your beliefs and higher thinking. Something within these themes comes to light, a conclusion or a culmination point now. With Chiron in your sign (and Uranus outta there!) and trining both the Full Moon and the North Node in Leo - just being yourself should start to feel pretty good right about now Aries. Saturn is inconjuncting the Sun from your 10th house of  - your career, your calling, your achievements, your achievement goals, dad, business, authority, responsibility - and Mercury moves into your 3rd house (communication, choices, information) at the time of the Moon - communications regarding limits, time constraints, structural issues, requirements, security issues at work/with goals and responsibilities could be something you are forced to deal with. The released brakes can help you gain momentum (and attention!) for your creativity - whatever your North Node in Leo is looking to "birth" - take that stuff seriously now Aries.

TAURUS/Taurus Rising (Sagittarius 8th house) this Full Moon is happening in your 8th house of other people's resources, other people's values, intimacy, other people's money, spouse's income, loans, debts, taxes, inheritance, sex, reproduction. Something within these themes comes to light, a conclusion or a culmination point now. Money could flow in or out now. Saturn points out your 9th house limit/responsibility - travel, higher education, relocation, weddings, politics, legal issues, the media, publishing, foreigners, everything outside your comfort zone, exploration, your beliefs and higher thinking via a conversation or more information. With Mercury's move into Gemini (and trine to Mars in your career house!) at the time of the Full Moon it could be a good time to think/talk about your finances, ask for a raise, raise your prices and create movement toward making more money. Uranus is just starting to get comfortable - in his own uncomfortable way - in your sign Taurus, the sky is going to be the limit for you, you just need to relax your grip!

GEMINI/ Gemini Rising (Sagittarius 7th house) this Full Moon is happening in your 7th house of partners and partnership (romantic/business). Something within these themes comes to light - likely through a conversation or additional information, a conclusion (ending) or a peak culmination point now. With the Sun in Gemini and Mercury coming home to Gemini on the day of the Full Moon plus the trine to brave and passionate Aries - the time is ripe for your voice to be heard, especially regarding partnership matters. Saturn points out your 8th house responsibility- a debt, shared resources, intimacy - via some kind of limit. Partnership imbalances and the stuff that needs to be said out loud - in particular anything started or given wings around the Sagittarius New Moon last December - could be given legs now via a former commitment.

CANCER/Cancer Rising (Sagittarius 6th house) this Full Moon is happening in your 6th house of day-to-day activities, your routine, work, co-workers, pets and your health. Something within these themes comes to light - likely via a conversation or additional information - a conclusion or a culmination point now. Saturn points out your 7th house responsibility - partners and partnerships. With Mercury moving into your 12th house of secrets, dreams and what is happening behind the scenes - conversations (especially within partnerships - romantic or business) could revolve around things you have put away (want to put behind you) or don't want to talk about. Watch you don't shoot yourself in the foot by telling/or withholding too much. Venus in your sign Cancer is trining Jupiter and Neptune this week and we are all heading home to the North Node in your sign lovely Cancer. If you are thinking you have to do everything on your own - this is going to change BIG TIME.

LEO/Leo Rising (Sagittarius 5th house) this Full Moon is happening in your 5th house of creative projects, your self-expression, what you give birth to, children, romance and recreation. Something within these themes comes to light - likely via a conversation or additional information - a conclusion or a culmination point now. The trine to the North Node in your sign offers a way forward that connects with your heart and will make you proud of what you have to show off. Mercury is trining Mars from your 11th house of the collective - your friendships, groups, causes, the internet, the public, the goals that bring you into relationship with other people, your advancement, technology - connecting you via conversations and additional information with what you need within these themes. Saturn points out your 6th house responsibility that can't be bypassed - your daily responsibilities, routine, commitments, health, etc. Uranus has moved into the top of your chart Leo - so much about how the world sees YOU is about to change - and probably more than once!

VIRGO/Virgo Rising (Sagittarius 4th house) this Full Moon is happening in your 4th house of home, family, your roots, mother, mothering, your ancestry, real estate or a home business. Something within these themes comes to light - likely via a conversation or additional information - a conclusion or a culmination point now. Are you moving or renovating Virgo? Maybe it is time for an important conversation with a female relative that will bring something to a conclusion and turn over a fresh leaf now. Saturn points out the importance of your 5th house responsibility - maybe to a child or creative project. Mercury moves into your 10th house of career and trines "get it done" Mars - you take action, make the call, write the email, do what you have to do to move things forward in a visible way. The trines to the North and South Node tell us you are ready to release any self-sabotaging tendencies and transform that day-to-day activities, your routine, work, co-workers, pets or health situation BIG TIME.

LIBRA/Libra Rising (Sagittarius 3rd house) this Full Moon is happening in your 3rd house of communication, information, writing, siblings, transportation or your local neighborhood. Something within these themes comes to light - likely via a conversation or additional information - a conclusion or a culmination point now. A decision is made. Saturn points out the importance of your 4th house responsibility - maybe with a home, family, your roots, mother, mothering, your ancestry, real estate or a home business situation. You know what is most important to you. Target what matters Libra. With your ruling sign Venus at the top of your chart and about to trine Jupiter and Neptune this week - maybe new life is breathed into something you thought was dead in the water. Your talents, skills and resources are going to be put to use, over the next few years, in a whole new way!

SCORPIO/Scorpio Rising (Sagittarius 2nd house) this Full Moon is happening in your 2nd house of your money, your values, your resources and self-esteem. Something within these themes comes to light - likely via a conversation or additional information - a conclusion or a culmination point now. Saturn points out the importance of your 3rd house responsibility - some information needs to come out, a conversation needs to be had likely involving an 8th house issue - other people's resources, other people's values, intimacy, other people's money, spouse's income, loans, debts, taxes, inheritance, sex, reproduction. This can't be avoided. Get on top of a budget or money making plan now. The trine to the North Node in your 10th house of career offers a positive connection between what you do in the world and your bank account, but you need to be willing to release the ways your financial maneuverings, likely based on familial limits and childhood/past life learnings, actually work against you. Your old vision of your career/public image is being blown to dust, but you might not know this yet. Much will be worked through this summer Scorpio as everything slows down to a simmer.

SAGITTARIUS/Sagittarius Rising (Sagittarius 1st house) - this is YOUR FULL MOON Sagittarius and you only get one every year, so enjoy it. Whatever you have been working on since last December's New Moon in Sagittarius, could come together now! With so much happening in Gemini, your partnership house - this Full Moon tells of a conversation or additional information - a conclusion or a culmination point within a relationship. Trining the North Node in Leo, your 9th house of - travel, higher education, weddings, relocation, politics, legal issues, the media, publishing, foreigners, everything outside your comfort zone, exploration, your beliefs and higher thinking - something here is rip for forward movement. Saturn will be pointing out the importance of a 2nd house responsibility though, maybe financial. Maybe your partner is thinking bigger than you are - how is it possible for anyone to think bigger than a Sag? Saturn will get what Saturn wants here, but you might have to be a little more flexible.

CAPRICORN/Capricorn Rising (Sagittarius 12th house) this Full Moon is happening in your 12th house of what is hidden or put away or done behind the scenes, secrets, the ethereal realms, imagination, hospitals, spirituality, addiction, healing. Something within these themes comes to light - likely via a conversation or additional information - a conclusion or a culmination point now. With other energies converging in your 6th house it could be a health or work issue - something you didn't know about or didn't want others to know about - will come out of the shadows. That trine to the North Node in your 8th house tells us the exposure could actually increase your intimacy with other people or other people's resources. Let forgiveness and surrender be your buzzwords Cappy! Saturn points out the importance of your 1st house responsibility - to yourself! Mercury's move into your 6th house could make you busy as a bee Gemini, possibly increase your workload or creating an emphasis on getting yourself more and better health information or talking to the right people. With Mars preparing to backtrack over your money house at the same time Uranus is waking up your 5th house of creative projects there could be something you previously put away that should be pulled back out now Cappy, if you want life to "show you the money". Time to re-work and re-imagine it!

AQUARIUS/Aquarius Rising (Sagittarius 11th house) this Full Moon is happening in your 11th house of the collective - your friendships, groups, causes, the internet, the public, the goals that bring you into relationship with other people, your advancement, technology. Something within these themes comes to light - likely via a conversation or additional information - a conclusion or a culmination point now. An important collaboration or something done on the internet could come together now! Saturn points out the importance of your 12th house responsibility- some situation that is hidden or put away or done behind the scenes, secrets, the ethereal realms, imagination, hospitals, spirituality, addiction, healing, any self-sabotaging tendency to shove something under the bed - something here that can't be ignored now. So don't ignore it. The next two and a half months are going to bring two eclipses across your sign Aquarius, I know you don't like change so much, but your beliefs about what is possible for your life are going to be upended water bearer.

PISCES/Pisces Rising (Sagittarius 10th house) the Full Moon is happening in your 10th house of your career, your calling, your achievements, your achievement goals, dad, business, authority, responsibility. Something within these themes comes to light - likely via a conversation or additional information - a conclusion or a culmination point now. Hopefully a goal from the Sagittarius New Moon in December is reached. Saturn points out the importance of your 11th house responsibility - maybe the goals that bring you into connection with other people or maybe something about your reputation (?) via an authority figure or limited option. With Mercury moving into your 4th house of home and family there could be a family situation that gets energized now. Your career house and home/family are the spaces of greatest growth for you now Pisces. By the time Jupiter, the planet of luck and expansion, moves to the top of your chart next November you will have enough water under these bridges to know precisely what you want and what you need to do!

xo all - make sure you get out and walk in the Full Moon!!

Please excuse any typos here - this day totally got away from me and I am not going to be able to double check the post - not that double - or triple checking - has stopped me from having typos before!

Monday, May 28, 2018

Astrology Forecast for Creatives | Week of May 28th - the power of positivity and focus, opening our mind, following our heart, when that thing in our way is the way, brakes come off all over the place, stop pushing, where luck meets love meets imagination

Archer by vylcans
The big aspects this week are:

TUESDAY - Full Moon in Sagittarius, Mercury moves home to Gemini
FRIDAY - Mercury trines Mars, Venus trines Jupiter
SATURDAY - Venus trines Neptune, Mercury inconjunct Saturn
SUNDAY - Mercury sextiles the Nodes

Here are the Void Moons in the week ahead, since we have some long ones again now that Uranus is in Taurus - Monday 1:25PM EDT - 6:29PM EDT, Wednesday 2:26AM EDT - midnight, Thursday 12:00AM EDT - 5:27AM EDT, Friday 11:37PM EDT - midnight and Saturday 12:00AM EDT – 6:06PM EDT.

On MONDAY - we start the day (Memorial Day in the U.S.) with the Scorpio Moon opposing Mercury in Taurus. Communications could be focused and intent. There could be arguments and misunderstandings. Let's get things done early because the Moon will go void from 1:25PM EDT until 6:39PM EDT when she moves into "big-picture" Sagittarius making us more optimistic over the next couple days. Avoid getting too preachy and over-doing things tonight.

On TUESDAY - at 10:19AM EDT the Gemini Sun will oppose the Sagittarius Moon at 8 degrees - giving us our annual Full Moon in Sagittarius. The Moon will trine the North Node (in Leo) and the Sun will be trining the South Node (in Aquarius). The Sun is also inconjunct (rock and hard place) Saturn in Capricorn.

Full Moons brings things to light or to a conclusion.

The Gemini/Aquarius energy will be finishing something up or bringing something to a fullness via conversations, information, communications, choices, decisions. The Sagittarius/Leo energy will be launching us forward (think of the Sagittarian archer's arrow here) via our beliefs, truth, wisdom, bigger opportunities, travel, stepping outside comfort zones, exploration, education. This could all be rather a smooth transition, except for the Sun's inconjunct to Saturn - that obstacle/limit that must be addressed. With Saturn in play we want to be sure we are taking seriously what we are doing now and taking responsibility for where we are heading with whatever we have going on. Sagittarius likes shortcuts, but Saturn is not allowing any corner-cutting. If Saturn is limiting our choices now, know with the tie-in to the Nodes of Fate, we can trust whatever is happening is unfurling in its own time.

We OPEN OUR MINDS (Full Moon in Sagittarius) to a higher ground with a clearer FOCUS and at the same time welcome the choices and changing attentions of Gemini. 

We OPEN OUR HEARTS (North Node in Leo) to the creation of what we are here to bring into the world and at the same time release the detachment and distractions of Aquarius.

With Chiron in Aries we have a Grand Fire Trine formed with the Sagittarius Moon and North Node in Leo. Fire burns away the bullshit - and we have the North and South node in air signs to fan the flames - so that truth/wisdom/whatever we are stretching here (Sag) can HEAL (Chiron). The Moon is conjunct the fixed star Antares connected by astrologers who study the fixed stars to Jupiter (ruler of this Full Moon and currently retrograde in Scorpio) and Mars (co-ruler of Scorpio) - speaking of bravery and passion but also possible carelessness creating damage. We can certainly pull back a bit from anything that feels too risky now.

The Full Moon's aspects are also forming a Mystic Rectangle. A Mystic Rectangle is two oppositions (Moon/Sun and North Node/South Node) supported by multiple smooth sextiles and trines. Expansion, sudden challenges, too much/too soon, over-the-top emotions whatever this is if it touches our chart - there are multiple beneficial energies helping us make this all work out smoothly.

What to do? Focus.

This is excellent energy for artists and creatives to reach for something else, to work with something/someone foreign, to learn something new, to stretch. 

We attract what we want and need by optimistically embracing potential now. We don't have to know how this is all going to turn out, we know there will be adventure here - if we embrace what we do with an adventurous heart.

Remember the energies we are working with  - we are working with the Leo/Aquarius polarity - something we have talked about alot over the last year.

Leo (naturally ruled by the Sun) is asking us to step onto the center stage of our own life - to shine. Leo is that noble lion; generous and heart-centered. At the same time Aquarius is asking us to work for the best outcome for everyone, to stay humble.

We are asked to release the idea that for us to win - someone else has to lose. This isn't true. We are asked to release the idea that if someone else looks like they have won, that we have lost. That isn't true either.

We are working with the Sagittarius/Gemini polarity.

Sagittarius is a fun-loving sign that rules travel, freedom, adventure, legal stuff, higher education, good luck, faith, religion, prayer, optimism, problem solving, truth seekers, boldly going where no man has gone before, the quest  -

it also rules carelessness, taking shortcuts, thinking we are right, making assumptions, throwing pink paint on problems and hoping they will go away, overconfidence, impatience and superficial fluff.

Sagittarius is a mutable sign. The mutable signs prepare us for the change into the next season. We put on the sweater. We put away the sweater. We adjust.

Mutable signs are service signs and Sagittarius is in service through the exploration of Truth - this could be legal truth or political truth but its most especially spiritual truth - its highest purpose is enlightenment and expanding what is known.

The lower level energies rule religious wars, legal battles and political bullshit.

I will get up a Full Moon post by sign over the next couple days, so we can see what houses this is hitting for all of us!

At 7:49PM EDT, Mercury moves into Gemini (thru June 12th) - a sign she/he RULES. Information speeds up. Travel, especially local travel, speeds up. People are more talkative. We get more mentally busy. We could be dealing with more sibling and transportation/local environment issues over the next couple weeks. We put our thoughts into words.

With Mercury ruling the Sun and changing signs on the day of the Full Moon it is especially likely for some information to come in this week that brings to light or to some conclusion/culmination our Full Moon agenda and/or our Leo North Node agenda (that thing our heart wants).

On WEDNESDAY - the Moon will square Neptune in the middle of the night and then go void for the ENTIRE DAY. A long void after that Neptune square would NOT be a good time to make an important decision. There could be a fine line between optimism and stupid, wishful thinking and we will be too likely to cross it. Don't start anything. Don't buy anything or buy into anything that requires any kind of commitment now. Observer mode is best today. Kick back. Take a long nap.

On THURSDAY - the Moon enters stable Capricorn concentrating us on Capricorn issues for the next couple days - our goals, responsibilities, work, career. The Moon will trine Uranus early in the day so there could be some ease with Taurus stuff - money matters, our resources and values. We should be able to roll with the changes. Then the Moon moves on to conjunct Saturn at 8:53PM EDT - the energy slows down. Maybe we are getting serious about those Capricorn security/authority issues.

On THURSDAY, FRIDAY AND SATURDAY we have a glorious Grand Water Trine involving Jupiter, Venus and Neptune as Venus joins the Jupiter/Neptune party started last week.

This is a smooth flow of expansion, luck, beauty, love and imagination. This can bring healing and increased intimacy.

There is always the possibility to take something too far here because there isn't much stopping these energies! Our addictions, compulsions could go off the rails and Neptune tends to idealize everything anyway. Keep those things in mind. We will talk about this more later in the week.

Also on FRIDAY, Mercury, freshly minted in her home sign of Gemini, is going to trine Mars (in Aquarius) - this could be a new idea we can take action on. We could have to make a fast decision or make a quick move.

Back later with the Full Moon post and then later in the week with more on that Grand Water Trine and the weekend.

This looks like mostly a mellow week. Keep in mind those LONG Void Moons if you have important events happening or things you are kicking out into the world and need support with (during Void Moons there won't be any!).

xo all

With all the trines this week whatever we have going on shouldn't be some super complicated thing where twenty things have to fall into place for us to get what we want. Our next right step should feel natural. There should be an ease here. If we are pushing we are doing it wrong. The Saturn obstacle/responsibility is going to need to be addressed though.

Friday, May 25, 2018

Jupiter trine Neptune, Pluto trine Mercury | slippery slopes, healing energy, news, what have we been neglecting, meditation, release

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Let's start with the Jupiter/Neptune because this is a repeating aspect this year. Astrology is the study of patterns and archetypes, repeating aspects should have our attention.

These two planets are trining each other on December 2, 2017 at 11 degrees, today at 16 degrees (with Neptune exactly on my natal Jupiter and exactly squaring my natal Neptune) and finally on August 19th at 15 degrees.

The brakes are off between our Scorpio (Jupiter) and Pisces (Neptune) natal houses. What are their themes in your natal chart?

In my chart this is happening between my 1st and 4th houses - so this would be my physical body (and I am sick) and my home/family/roots (where I have alot going on and my plumbing is leaking in multiple places - so appropriate, and I wouldn't be surprised if the ancestors of that thousand ant colony that walked into my kitchen last year make an appearance).

Jupiter stretches our boundaries and then Neptune dissolves them. 

This can be a very good thing where we fall right into something WONDERFUL

or something like quicksand and we are very quickly submerged, all depending on what we have going on in our life and how closely this is hitting our planets/points.

This is excellent healing energy. This is excellent "dream come true" energy. We are manifesting through our emotions now.

With Jupiter in Scorpio though we just need to be sure this is a positive dream and not an obsession/addiction because it could be hard to see the difference now. 

We can more easily connect with collective consciousness. This is excellent energy for meditation - to take care of ourselves. With Uranus in Taurus now - our health (especially our self-esteem) really will be our wealth.

Connect with nature. Get into water.

If you have someone in your life prone to addiction, this is tricky energy for that - reach out to them now - connection heals addiction. Our own addictions/escapisms could become more visible.

If we have to push we are moving against the currents today. Let it be. The "no limits" comes through faith now. Trust.

Jupiter and Neptune are going to trine benefic Venus late next week - something with that home/family/security situation is going to slide into place. Is this a good thing?

We might find ourselves getting (once again) what we don't want. 

Trines are closed circuits - the brakes are released, yes, but only between two (or three next week with the Grand Trine) specific points. 

This one is in water (Scorpio/Pisces) so we are dealing with our emotional/intuitive energy. 

If the loop is healthy, with Jupiter/Neptune, it will expand in healthy ways, and we will feel that. 

If it's unhealthy we will feel that, too. The trine allows us the uncomfortable gift of unraveling something and letting it GO.

(I am feeling sick and "full" and so is my home/family right now and this is happening on multiple levels - it is not a coincidence I have been obsessing on ancestry.com and did the 'help a family member when my help wasn't requested' thing I used to do, but thought I had stopped doing and caught this bug doing it - the "savior" complex I use to keep myself separated from other people and create situations where I get to "lose" and get to "avoid" my own stuff at the same time - yippee me - plus I have been needing to move for YEARS - I think this house is sick of me)

Trines remove roadblocks. If the roadblock IS the problem, then great, things improve. Things slide into place. If the roadblock has been holding the problem at bay - things might appear to grow worse, but really it is a closed loop and we can only deal with what is already in here.

While we have the trine energy, working to remove the block - forgiveness, compassion, etc -  is VERY helpful, especially knowing we have that Grand Water Trine with beneficial Venus approaching!

We also have Mercury (in stable Taurus) trining Pluto (in stable Capricorn).

If the Mercury energy is hitting your chart there will be news/communications/decisions made involving goals/career/authority issues. 

There could also be a dealing with a woman or about love, money or beauty themes likely tied to the home, real estate, renovation, family, parent, security issue - look for a turning point.

If something about our material life has been neglected - we don't balance the books and bounce a check now, etc - we will know about it. We are required to deal with this. This is another trine - brakes off - another closed loop. Although it might look like something is coming from outside of us really we are only dealing with what we have already put in here.

And with Venus building toward her opposition to Saturn - exact tomorrow - we can tell alot about our lives, and about ourselves, by what we have, and don't have, going on right now.

xo all

today's energy is powerful manifestation energy - our words and our emotions/intuition connecting us to collective consciousness, to fate - even if you do not meditate regularly today would be a good day for something like this - anything that feels like CLEARING THE SLATE is helpful, too.

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Grand Air Trine | use your words

more than wanted by muszka

Today, we have the Sun trining the Moon (Gemini/Libra) and the Sun trining Mars (Gemini/Aquarius) and the Moon trining Mars (Libra/Aquarius). That's alot of released brakes in air signs making this a good time to do what air signs do best -

communicate, ask questions, gather information, think things through, plan, detach, network, be CURIOUS, connect with other people, write it down, listen, send the email, get the word out, WORK THINGS OUT between people using our words.

Air wants to move - the information needs to come out

Get busy!

Trines are so smooth we might not even notice the things that are falling into place, but something is. With Mars involved some action/passion on our part will be required.

Venus is starting to move into her square with Saturn, so this is probably not about us getting everything we want ... at least not just yet. Saturn is presenting a limit, a responsibility, an authority figure - with Venus in Cancer - this could be about a home, family, safety, security, home business, real estate, renovation, parental/mother matter.

Alot of the activity now is connecting us back to whatever it was we committed to in January and what we do with the energy now will help determine what we have to work with in August. Right now Venus and Mars are like two people between a rock and a hard place. Come August they will be brakes off, too. But we have to take some action now, make some decision about WHAT WE WANT so we can make use of the energy that slides into place then.

And yes, there is a whole lot of road between May and August. We will travel it together people!

We have only a few more months with the North Node - our way forward - in heart-centered Leo. If we still don't know what we want it is likely to become very clear to us.

Also keep in mind Mars is walking degrees he (as we) is going to walk again while retrograde and then a third time moving forward. The stuff that we have going on now, the stuff we are DOING, matters because we will be going back over it. I will do a post by sign about Mars upcoming retrograde in Aquarius because it is going to be important.

We are going to have seven planets (including Chiron) retrograde at the same time this summer - to say things are NOT going to be full steam ahead would be putting it mildly.

For now, keep your attention on what is working. 

xo all

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Jupiter opposite Mercury, Sun trine Mars | is there an answer here somewhere? when mental stuff is making us mental, we know what to do or will by the end of the week or maybe I just think we know what to do, trust seuss

The Wine Box by xBassxHarmingx

Today we have Mercury (communications, information, ideas, the metaphorical trees), at 16 degrees Taurus, opposing Jupiter (expansion, the metaphorical forest, sometimes luck), retrograde at 16 degrees Scorpio.

This could be a time of greater optimism and greater confidence. Maybe we are thinking (Mercury) big (Jupiter). We could feel more social. Our words more enthusiastic (and less practical).

Our ideas bigger and bolder now ...

maybe bigger than our wallets, our resources, the time we have available.

Because remember this is an opposition.

We are looking at the trees, but the forest is pressing in on us, too. Or we are looking at the forest and a tree branch hits us in the eye. We might have misinterpreted something because we have been glossing over the facts and now here they are and we can't not see them. We could have over-promised and now that is biting us in the butt. We could easily over-promise now.

We (or someone else) could be all talk and no action.

Mars in "let's just over-think this whole damn thing" and/or "I know it all" Aquarius won't be much help. Mars could be procrastinating here or just as likely, and just as unwisely, pushing forward ANYWAY.

Reality can be challenging now - we are just a day or two past the first quarter square from that big New Moon and we have moved into Gemini season. Options are in-flux, but to keep looking for more and more information will just make us more a part of a world gone completely mad with data.

We know what we know. What we know is enough.

(I sound a bit like Seuss somehow, don't I?)

It's time to adjust. 

And with Mercury in Taurus - what we own - we could be talking about important stuff now.

Of course, with Jupiter doing his retrograde thing in deep, dark Scorpio - if we have been focused like a laser beam and working on narrowing our sh*t down, the best use of those energies, this could be the time we make a decision, have one of Oprah's "aha" moments. AHA!

The temptation to expand too much or share too much or promise too much or think too much or say too much or SIGN OUR LIFE AWAY would be tempered by Scorpio's narrowing of Jupiter's lens. I hope for your sake, you have been down there with the pen light I suggested weeks ago and not a big old spotlight like I have, not often being one to take my own advice.

The more focused we have been the more this energy will be expansive and helpful. We can see the forest through the trees now.

More good news (or news to make us even more over-the-top) the Gemini Sun is trining (brakes off) Mars (in Aquarius).

Maybe here is the part where we know (Mercury) what we are doing (Mars).

The opposition to Jupiter makes me a bit wary of saying this because I could be exaggerating the importance of the trine and ignoring the opposition!

I don't have any answers because I have been wielding the spotlight folks. I see too much. If that is you, drill down to the stuff at the bottom of the pile. It will be the uncomfortable stuff you don't want to look at. Like the bill you forgot about that is now DUE and covered up with the junk mail. Also Pluto has been sitting on my Mercury for months. It is hard for me to write good news even when the news might be good. Might. Keep this in mind.

Also Mercury is going to trine Pluto (in serious as a heart-attack) Capricorn - so take whatever you are saying/thinking/SIGNING seriously now. 

xo all

The Moon is void today from 10:55AM EDT until midnight ...there is more about today's energies in the weekly HERE - check Wednesday

Monday, May 21, 2018

Astrology Forecast for Creatives | Week of May 21st - information, communications, commitments, dreams get bigger, a slippery slope, the BIG thing with all the strings attached

Hazy Farewell by Natalia Drepina

OK - here we go!

On MONDAY the Leo Moon is void all day until her move into Virgo at 10:03PM EDT. Not a day to start anything or to launch anything into the world you would like "something to come of".

With the Moon in Virgo for the next couple days we will be more detail oriented, cautious, dotting our i's and crossing our t's. Add that to the Sun's move into Gemini yesterday and we know we are likely to be busy. We will be talking to people. We will be running around. Maybe feeling rushed and having to do two things at once. If we feel scattered be sure to drill down into the facts - prioritize.

We could be busy with communications, paperwork, organization, health and pet issues. Within about 30 minutes of entering Virgo, the Moon will trine (brakes off) Uranus, freshly minted in Taurus. This could have us focusing on new ways to make the most practical use of our resources. Uranus will be pushing us to think/work outside the box with whatever we have going on.

Also Pallas moves into Cancer today joining Venus.

Pallas (feminine wisdom, courage, strategy) in Cancer is smart and caring. If something related to family or home needs defending, we will respond. Keep in mind, so will other people, this energy is universally available. Joining Venus (love, money, resources, values, self-esteem, beauty, women) - smart strategies that make us feel safe and secure would move Venusian issues forward now.

On TUESDAY the Moon (in Virgo) will sextile (opportunity) Venus (in Cancer) when we wake up. This should be good energy to get along with other people. The only thing stopping the day from getting started on a good note would be if the Sun in Gemini/Moon in Virgo - both answering to monkey-mind Mercury has had us up all night.

The Moon trines Saturn at 12:19PM EDT - we will feel best if we are working, being responsible and taking care of business today.

Late Tuesday night the Moon moves on to sextile dreamy Neptune (in Pisces). This is good for creative writing, making music or art. Our mind will want to drift and not focus on the details.

On WEDNESDAY the Moon is void from 10:55AM EDT until midnight when she moves into balanced and diplomatic Libra. This would not be a good day to launch anything you want something to come of since the Moon isn't working with any other planet.

Mercury (in stable Taurus) will oppose Jupiter (retrograde in Scorpio). This actually starts Tuesday night. People will be talking about money/resources/intimacy issues. Some of the talk might be over-the-top or we could just really want to have our say. With Jupiter retrograde and drilling down into Scorpio we could be intensively focused on some information/communications. We need to keep our eye on what is right in front of us now. On what we already have/what we already know.

At the end of the week Mercury is going to trine Pluto (retrograde in Capricorn), so it looks like whatever we are dealing with on Wednesday will move forward/get solidified on Friday. Whatever this is, the trine to Capricorn tells us to TAKE IT SERIOUSLY.

Also on Wednesday the Sun (in Gemini) trines (brakes off) Mars (in Aquarius). Here is where we move forward with what we know. We send the email. We have the future-focused conversation. There could be an answer, a result, new information or something REVEALED now that will drive our action.

We could be feeling confident and ambitious - keep that Void Moon in mind though.

On THURSDAY the Libra Moon is part of a Grand Trine along with the Sun (in Gemini) and Mars (in Aquarius). Excellent for ambitious thinking and planning, intellectual curiosity, detachment and calm - especially around communications and information and social engagement. There could be some tense stuff in the late afternoon especially around security/financial issues.

On FRIDAY we have both the Mercury trine Pluto we talked about on Wednesday AND we have a retrograde Jupiter (in Scorpio) trining Neptune - for the second time (of three!).  

This is an aspect of generosity and optimism - it is also the slippery slope your mama warned you about.

This is one of the BIG recurring aspects of 2018 - we had the first one back on December 2nd (and yes, I realize that was 2017!) then today and the final trine will be on August 29th.

Jupiter stretches our boundaries and then Neptune dissolves them. 

This can be a very good thing like we fall right into something wonderful or something like quicksand where we can't escape depending on what we have going on in our life and how closely this is hitting our planets/points.

This is excellent healing energy. This is excellent "dream come true" energy. With Jupiter in Scorpio though we just need to be sure this is a dream and not an obsession/compulsion/addiction because it could be hard to see the difference.

Both healthy and unhealthy stuff could expand now. I would toss a CAUTION yellow light at you with this one. Is whatever is expanding good for you, too?

If the Mercury energy is hitting your chart there will be news/communications/decisions made involving goals/career/authority issues. There could also be a dealing with a woman or about love, money or beauty themes likely tied to the home, real estate, renovation, family, parent, security issue - look for a turning point.

On SATURDAY, Venus (in Cancer) opposes a retrograde Saturn (in Capricorn). Maybe we hear/say a "no", maybe from an authority figure. We could be up against time or financial limits.

What we can and can't have will be clearly defined.

Even if we are able to get what we want now there will be certain responsibilities/commitments that will come along with it. We can't have our cake and eat it, too. But there might still be cake. Maybe chocolate.

I will write some dailies!

xo all

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Venus into Cancer | wanting what feels like home ....

Now You are Safe by Borda
At 9:11AM EDT Venus (love, money, values, resources, self-esteem, women, beauty) moves into Cancer until June 13th.

Cancer Suns and Risings become more attractive - both able to attract what they want and easier on the eye. All of our Cancer houses become more attractive, too.

Venus themes will be emotionally tended to. We will require more emotional connection to feel safe and secure. We will want (or feel the lack of) whatever feels like nurturing to us.

Home becomes a more valuable space. Family is a resource.

Our empathy increases along with our hurt feelings when we don't get what feels like "mom and apple-pie".

What we want (Venus) is to feel safe (Cancer).

Cancer is both the mother and the child. So we get what we want/need by being cared for and by caring for others now. Ruled by the Moon, who changes signs every two and a half days, Cancer can be moody. Our emotions around what we want are subject to lunar whims now, but the actual thing we want can become more solid. The active feminine energy (Venus) connects with the responsive feminine energy (Moon). What we need (Cancer) meets what we want (Venus).

Venus rules love, money, women, beauty, harmony, balance, relationship, our values - everything money can buy and everything it can't. She rules the signs of Libra and Taurus (and if either of these signs is your rising sign - ascendant - she most likely rules your chart) and the 2nd and 7th houses of our astrology charts.

She's a BIG deal. And since she's an inner planet, when she changes signs, we feel it and experience it personally - and we move the collective energy forward (as opposed to the outer planet transits that move the collective energy and then we adjust to that).

Venus is much more comfortable in Cancer (ruled by her friend the Moon) than she has been for the last month in Gemini where she's been attracted to and attracting "one thing after the other". She's been flirting and "keeping things light" but nothing really turns into anything here.

This morning as she heads into cardinal energy (initiating) - the first planet in 2018 to come into Cancer, the sign of summer - she's more than a little ready to settle down. 

Cancer is about nurturing, history, mother, comfort, home. The Cancer house in our natal chart hosts lovely Venus for the next few weeks. So, let's say you are a Gemini rising with Cancer in your 2nd house - this transit will wake up your finances/values house and allow you to be more attractive to what you want and need. If you are a Taurus rising with Cancer in your 3rd house - this transit will allow you to more effortlessly attract new opportunities through communication (also sibling, transportation, local community issues will almost certainly improve), etc, around the zodiac. 

Universally, home and family will feel more precious. We will want to feel safe. We'll want to move in the direction of whatever feeds this need now. With Mars in detached Aquarius, for a long stay, there are some challenges ahead.

For now, we might be more emotional. Maybe a little more needy and vulnerable.

These do not have to be bad things. If we are waiting for someone else to take care of us though, remember Venus is an active energy herself - and Mars is off saving the world. The one we are waiting on to mother us is most likely the person standing in our shoes, looking back at us in our bathroom mirror.

The fly in the ointment with Venus in Cancer is the kind of smothering/mothering that suffocates or we overindulge ourselves in some unhealthy way or we have an unrealistic expectation of someone else filling some childhood need. Watch for emotions that are "over-the-top" compared with what is actually happening. What are we storing that is triggering these emotions?

The first move Venus makes is a sextile (opportunity) to Uranus at 1:29PM EDT. Uranus is just getting his toes wet in Taurus and answering to her. I know it is a Saturday, but the opportunity comes from doing something differently. Maybe we make a new income deal or a positive change with a home/family situation or with a relocation/renovation or a home business. We might make a new social, romantic or business contact.

On Sunday, Venus is going to square Chiron (ouch) and inconjunct Mars (a rock and a hard place). It sounds like we don't get what we want here. And Chiron will have us feeling every other time we didn't get what we wanted!

And the times our grandmother didn't and so on and so on and so on.

With Mars in detached Aquarius and Venus in sensitive Cancer the energetics are especially ripe for someone to get hurt and for someone else not to notice (ie appear to be indifferent and this indifference can just be because a situation is what it is - the numbers don't add up to do what we want for example). Keep in mind this aspect is a transit and so transitory. 

Venus will be part of a truly GRAND and beneficial Grand Water Trine at the end of May and into early June - so we have something very special to look forward to! Jupiter, Venus and Neptune- it sounds like the sky is the limit with this one.

xo all

Friday, May 18, 2018

Mercury trine Saturn | the right words, time to think, find someone who knows what you need to know, our words are our bond now, results, explanations, solutions

time out by evivalarte

Today we have Mercury (at 8 degrees Taurus) trining (brakes off) Saturn (at 8 degrees Capricorn). 

We want to be careful (and purposeful) with our language now.

When Mercury aspects Saturn our spoken/written words, and maybe most especially the things we tell ourselves about what is possible, create iron-clad contracts. Only make promises you know you can keep now because you will be held accountable. If you say you are going to do something, you are actually going to have to do it or it is going to come back and bite you in the ass.

Avoid gossip. With Saturn being the king of karma and all that, it has a way of coming back around.

Opportunities come through careful planning and preparation as Mercury (communications, conversations, ideas, thoughts) trines serious Saturn (time, stability, hard work, authority) now.

Deliberate, thoughtful and sober words create the most impact. If we want to be taken seriously we need to take ourselves seriously. Conversations should be respectful. Do we know what we are talking about? If not, it's time to connect with someone who does. Lessons learned now stay with us. What are we learning?

Communications and conversations with authority figures are helpful now. ANSWERS COME IN. Pay attention to what you are hearing. Be sure you are understanding what is being said and that you are being understood.

(which is making me think of the whole Yanny/Laurel thing - perfect timing!)

This is great energy to work toward developing mastery of a subject.

Just the right words/ideas/information could drop into our lap.

We could have a clearer solution/explanation/result now from the New Moon energy earlier in the week or last week's Uranus/Mercury MESSAGE.
 
Saturn rules time, so this won't happen overnight. That's OK. We have more time than we think we do. We are in the energy of that fresh new Taurus Moon encouraging us to start again; to take fresh action, to get those seeds into the Earth.

This aspect (Mercury in Taurus trine Saturn in Capricorn) offers us the perseverance and concentration that creates stable structures.

Mercury and Venus are in mutual reception and strengthening each other AND we have Venus conjunct Pallas - being able to strategize to get what we want or maybe being smart about what we want - is what we want the smart choice? Plans are our friend now.

This is good energy for paperwork that requires accuracy and a time when we can focus on what is most important rather than what might at first appear most urgent.

It is perfectly alright to say, "no", "not yet" or "I have to think about it". We may hear these words now, too.

Six of ten planets will be retrograde this summer - are we ready for this ...... xo all

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Mars into Aquarius (for what will seem like forevah and evah), Mars Square Uranus, Venus Conjunct Pallas - unexpected action, break-throughs, break-downs, break-aways, restless urges vs reckless urges, maybe what we want can be the smart choice, too

Spaceman by Mishelangello
Yesterday Mars moved from Capricorn into Aquarius and then quickly squared Uranus (ruler of Aquarius!), freshly minted in Taurus. The square (tension) will be in play until May 26th.

Due to Mars upcoming retrograde he is going to be hanging his hat in Aquarius (with a dip back into Capricorn from August 12th- September 10th) until November 15th.

This is an especially long transit for the planet that rules our initiative, passion, enthusiasm, anger, action, aggression, our Aries house and co-rules our Scorpio house. In Aquarius, he (as we) will experience the summer eclipse season and the Nodal Axis switch to Cancer/Capricorn along with about a gazillion planetary interactions.

Aquarius is the space in our natal chart where it's never going to work to follow the crowd just for the sake of fitting in.

Our rough, uncomfortable edges are there for a reason. Mars in this space says "I am going to do my own thing and I am going to do it RIGHT NOW".

Pushed into Aquarius with this frustrating square to Uranus, Mars energy will be super-charged! This is manna from heaven if your area of life ruled by Aquarius is stuck in a rut - which as a fixed sign Aquarius tends to get. Where is Aquarius in your natal chart?

A square with Uranus often indicates some kind of sudden break (although it's actually been building for a while). This could be a break-through, break-down, break-up. Maybe we are the one initiating this or some situation/person/event outside of us is. Either way something SNAPS and off we go. This will be most strongly felt as tension/frustration, right now, by people with planets or points around 0-2 degrees of the fixed signs - Taurus, Leo, Scorpio and Aquarius.

What we want to avoid now with the square to Uranus - because we might feel a strong need to speed things up (Mars hates to WAIT, but Aquarius, co-ruled by Saturn, can wait) is reckless action.

Sometimes some kind of impulsive move is necessary to get things un-stuck, but keep in mind, with Mars freshly minted in Aquarius and walking degrees he will re-walk two more times, there is something here that cannot be rushed even when we find ourselves rushing. If we rush something it will likely have to be re-done later.

If we can work the best of the Mars in Aquarius energies - innovative action, movement that creates greater freedom, idealistic courage, starting something that sticks - and use the frustrating square as a springboard - we will be way ahead of the game. And, yes, it's still a long game and we are in the first quarter and the last quarter at the same time. 

Top buttons are going to come undone now.

If we find ourselves aggravated out of proportion to the situation we are faced with - we need to give ourselves some space. Anything binding us to a too-tightly-tethered past is ripe for change here. We don't have to toss out what is working, but with Aquarius we need to keep one eye on the future - is this really sustainable?

People think Aquarius represents independence (nope, that's Aries but with Mars ruling Aries we have that energy in play, too) although more accurately Aquarius represents individuality. There is a difference. Think about it. There is an independent spirit here, yes, but since Aquarius rules the 11th house of groups, it shows people bound together by a cause. So, in Aquarius we find a better way to work together so it benefits everyone or else we go our own way. These are the only two outcomes for Aquarius.

Mars in Aquarius is excellent energy to take action with group projects and humanitarian causes. This doesn't mean these situations will be stress-free, probably the opposite in fact, but we will be amazed with what we learn/get done between now and mid-November and then it will be ALL SYSTEMS GO.

The stuff that was in the collective news/media yesterday/this week will likely play a big part in our collective journey through this transit. And on a universal level this will have our collective Mars energy focused on Aquarian themes : groups, the internet, technology, sudden change, rebellion, invention, freedom, independence, charity, our vision and the 'collective'.

We are going to have SIX planets retrograde this summer folks!

We will make progress now, then Mars will station retrograde on June 26th. Progress will halt in some way to allow us to go back over things. When Mars dips back into Capricorn in mid-August this will allow us to go back over old structure/old goals and responsibilities and hopefully integrate this stuff with the new.

Also because the South Node is in Aquarius, Mars will meet the South Node three times over the next few months - June 8th, July 20th and September 27th. There is some past situation(s) - this life, past life, familial karma passed to us through our DNA, etc - here that is ripe to be wrapped up. This could be one thing we are dealing with again and again or different things. We will talk about this as we move through it.

We also have Venus meeting Pallas at 27 degrees Gemini today. The Goddess of Love sits with the Goddess of Wisdom in the sign of choices/our thinking/learning/information. We can think with our head and our heart as one now. We can make a plan (Pallas rules strategy) to remedy financial/love issues.

Maybe there is something here about what we want (Venus) being the wise choice (Pallas/Gemini), too.

xo all

In the meantime the New Moon in Taurus is waxing (growing) - what seeds are you getting into the ground?

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Taurus New Moon | Uranus into Taurus - part ll

The VOLCANO by beymen0
See Part I HERE

Less than four hours after the Sun and Moon come together in Taurus, the planet Uranus (technology, science, revolution, liberation, genius, lightning fast CHANGE) slips into Taurus, too.

People with early degree Taurus placements (or planets/points in the very beginning degrees of the other fixed signs), a strong Taurus house or a strong Uranus will feel this first and strongest right now. But, all of us will be impacted during Uranus's seven year transit through Taurus and those with planets and points in fixed signs (Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, Aquarius) - which Uranus will conjunct, square and oppose - will be most impacted as those fixed positions get SHAKEN up.

Taurus is that comfortable space in our chart we rely on to ALWAYS BE THE SAME - Uranus - think "bull in a china shop" here - will likely be disruptive.

Something is very likely to get broken.

At the same time Uranus, who has been barreling through Aries for the last seven years - changing the way we see ourselves, changing the way we start things, the way we do Aries things and the way we go about getting what we want - slides into the comfortable mud that is Taurus.

Imagine a kindly old woman who likes to rise at dawn, have her tea on the terrace listening to the birds precisely at 8AM, then take a walk around the block where she will stop at the local bakery to purchase a hard roll, which she will test with her fingers for precisely the right amount of firmness, for lunch at noon with a tomato she has picked from her garden. She naps at two on that same terrace with a book in her lap, has tea at four and dinner at eight. You get the idea.

Now imagine a rebellious teenager (and Uranus is no teenager - he was Saturn's father after all, but you can see where I am going with this), her grandson, moves in with our kindly old woman. He is a nice guy, too, in his own way, but doesn't think about things like time and routine and comfort. He does what he wants. And what he mostly wants to do are things he has never done before. He will shake up her perfectly timed, comfy/cozy little world. AND she will slow his down.

What can we expect in our own lives?

Well, since Uranus rules the new and unusual - we could expect newness with the things Taurus rules. New ways to make money, new ways to save, new ways to share, new ways to spend. Likely changing financial markets - ups and downs. New values. The things we value will shift over the next seven years. Our self-esteem will shift. The way we hold onto things and the things we hold onto will shift. The way we care for our resources (including the planet) will shift.

The events that will transpire, situations we will face, the thoughts we will think, the actions we will take, the people we will meet - that facilitate these changes are laid out in our natal charts to some degree and are also dictated by our own free will. This will be different for everyone. But we are all on the same ride together.

Also keep in mind Uranus will operate differently while visiting stable Taurus. So we can flip this whole thing around. Uranian things become more stable. Groups and humanitarian causes can get more focused and establish stronger footings. Technology more comfortable. The things that were previously 'ahead of their time' can start to 'bring home the bacon' now. Revolution plotted and planned. Scientific advancement that aids the planet. Scientific advancement that aids the human body. Aliens could come to earth (!) and yes, I mean this exactly as it sounds, and also the flipside of this with human people exploring other planets in new ways, but just as likely more alien history is unearthed - maybe something that sets the official creation story on its ear a bit. All kinds of comfortable things will likely get less comfortable due to innovative/advanced movement.

Some changes we will welcome and probably some we won't.

So, our ability to be comfortable - to feel safe and stable - will be dependent to our ability to embrace CHANGE and instability. Fixed planet people, like me, are probably in for a whole lot of shaking (ack!).

My first astrology teacher was very Uranian. In the late 1980's she talked about the 2020's (she saw the Age of Aquarius as kicking off when the Mayan calendar ended in 2012) as the time when we would be talking to people anywhere on the planet at anytime without wires and telephones. She thought this would be telepathic and even used the word "net" to describe the process, but because we couldn't really picture, in those days, the inter-net and how we would all be "connected" she didn't know what she didn't know. That's how the future is. We can guess at what Uranus might do (and yes, you can think Trump here) but we never really know until it happens.

When the planet Uranus was discovered science was taking over and humanity's connection to a living planet was tossed into a scrapheap called "superstition". We threw the baby out with the bathwater. Maybe with these two energies combining now - technology and a living, breathing planet - the energies, through us, can finally begin to work together to strengthen each other!

Think about our connection to energy - do we really think electricity has to move through wires? This is just the way it has been monetized. This could change now. Free energy IS a real possibility over the next few years and almost certainly will be a reality in the future. Thinking about what needs to break down to get us there is kind of scary though. But also exciting.

Let's take a brief look by sign - we can't pigeon-hole Uranus, folks - but this should be somewhat accurate over the next few years! Check your rising and Sun signs.

So the things I wrote about earlier in this post we will all experience and then individually we will experience some more and different experiences, some of which could be listed here.

ARIES/Aries Rising - Uranus (CHANGE) is moving into your 2nd house of money, your values, your resources and self-esteem. Maybe your job changes. Maybe you start a new business. Your income could be up and down. The way your money connects to your self-esteem will shift. The things you value will shift. These changes will play out over several years. First challenge, almost immediately will come through Mars squaring Uranus from your 11th house of the collective - your friendships, groups, causes, the internet, the public, the goals that bring you into relationship with other people, your advancement, technology. Maybe competition? Some challenge to your public reputation or within a group setting? Over the long haul (the next seven years) Uranus will be opposing your 8th house of other people's resources, other people's values, intimacy, other people's money, spouse's income, loans, debts, taxes, inheritance, sex, reproduction. The best news for you - Uranus is exiting your sign! Breathe Aries - the ways your life has been turned inside out since 2011 will start to stabilize. Freelance work and passive income will be more possible now if this is something you are working toward.

TAURUS/Taurus Rising - Uranus (CHANGE) is moving into your 1st house of yourself dear Taurus! This is your once in a lifetime chance to totally reinvent yourself and many people never get this chance. Anything listed in any of the sign posts is open to you. Any area of life where you are feeling yourself wearing too tight a collar is going to be broken wide open. First challenge, almost immediately will come through Mars squaring Uranus from your 10th house of your career, your calling, your achievements, your achievement goals, dad, business, authority, responsibility. Over the long haul (the next seven years) Uranus will be opposing your 7th house of partners and partnership, so keep this in mind. The best news for you - all the ways you have been playing too small and too safe a game are on their way out!

GEMINI/Gemini Rising - Uranus (CHANGE) is moving into your 12th house of what is hidden or put away or done behind the scenes, secrets, the ethereal realms, imagination, hospitals, spirituality, addiction, healing. Your ghosts and self-sabotaging tendencies are ripe for removal Gemini! First challenge, almost immediately will come through Mars squaring Uranus from your 9th house of travel, higher education, weddings, politics, legal issues, the media, publishing, foreigners, everything outside your comfort zone, exploration, your beliefs and higher thinking. Over the long haul (the next seven years) Uranus will be opposing your 6th house of day-to-day activities, your routine, work, co-workers, pets and your health. You have had Uranus in your 11th house for seven years shaking and breaking your friendships and groups, your relationship with the internet and technology. Hopefully you have the right tribe in place now Gemini. You are off on a deep soul journey starting this month.

CANCER/Cancer Rising - Uranus (CHANGE) is moving into your 11th house of the collective - your friendships, groups, causes, the internet, the public, the goals that bring you into relationship with other people, your advancement, technology. New people are coming and old people are leaving. You will join new tribes and leave behind groups where you are no longer growing. Relationships that are strictly based on duty will get freed up. First challenge, almost immediately will come through Mars squaring Uranus from your 8th house of other people's resources, other people's values, intimacy, other people's money, spouse's income, loans, debts, taxes, inheritance, sex, reproduction. Over the long haul (the next seven years) Uranus will be opposing your 5th house of creative projects, your self-expression, what you give birth to, children, romance and recreation. You have had Uranus in your 10th house for the last seven years creating change within your career and your goals, your public face and what you need to feel safe and secure. Your tribe is coming Cancer!

LEO/Leo Rising - Uranus (CHANGE) is moving into your 10th house of your career, your calling, your achievements, your achievement goals, dad, business, authority, responsibility. It is likely your career, goals and public face will change over the next seven years Leo. The need for the freedom to do the work you are called to do will surface. The degree your life is shaken up will depend on how far off course from your own authenticity you have drifted. A course correction is coming Leo. First challenge, almost immediately will come through Mars squaring Uranus from your 7th house of partners and partnerships. Something has reached a tipping point here with another person. Over the long haul (the next seven years) Uranus will be opposing your 4th house of home, family, your roots, mother, mothering, your ancestry, real estate or a home business. You are now charged with a once in a lifetime (and many people never get this!) opportunity to totally revamp the most visible part of your life dear Leo - what are you going to do with it?!

VIRGO/Virgo Rising - Uranus (CHANGE) is moving into your 9th house of travel, higher education, weddings, politics, legal issues, the media, publishing, foreigners, everything outside your comfort zone, exploration, your beliefs and higher thinking. This house harmonizes with your sign so these changes will be mostly good news Virgo! You have had Uranus in your 8th house of other people's money for seven years so it has probably been feast or famine for you Virgo as you learned not to hold on to material things too tightly. Changes within intimate situations have also been possible. These challenges will begin to smooth out now! First challenge, almost immediately will come through Mars squaring Uranus from your 6th house of day-to-day activities, your routine, work, co-workers, pets and your health. An abrupt change with something here will open new doors. Over the long haul (the next seven years) Uranus will be opposing your 3rd house of communication, information, writing, siblings, transportation or your local neighborhood. You are off on an exciting journey around your beliefs - what is really real, what is possible - keep your mind open Virgo!

LIBRA/Libra Rising - Uranus (CHANGE) is moving into your 8th house of other people's resources, other people's values, intimacy, other people's money, spouse's income, loans, debts, taxes, inheritance, sex, reproduction. You have had Uranus in your 7th house de-stabilizing partners,  partnerships and professional contracts over the last seven years, now he moves into the space of how you share resources with other people. First challenge, almost immediately will come through Mars squaring Uranus from your 5th house of creative projects, your self-expression, what you give birth to, children, romance and recreation. Impulsive spending or sharing is possible. Over the long haul (the next seven years) Uranus will be opposing your 2nd house of money, your values, your resources and self-esteem. You are rebuilding your security from the ground up Libra! Watch your dollars.

SCORPIO/Scorpio Rising - Uranus (CHANGE) is moving into your 7th house of partners and partnerships. Expect some upheaval and changes within your relationships over the next seven years Scorpio. Partners could be less reliable and more unpredictable. Also more spontaneous and exciting. You will probably learn to stop second guessing other people and to rely more solidly on yourself. Over the last seven years with Uranus in your 6th house you could have found yourself continually updating your job skills or health habits. Your day-to-day activities and pet issues should stabilize a bit now. First challenge to that partnership house, almost immediately will come through Mars squaring Uranus from your 4th house of home, family, your roots, mother, mothering, your ancestry, real estate or a home business. Over the long haul (the next seven years) Uranus will be opposing your 1st house of yourself so changes from the outside world that you likely can't control could dictate changes for you. Stay on top of your health now. Stay flexible - I know this is like telling a piece of steel to stay flexible, but steel can bend, too Scorpio! New people will come into your life, probably people you would never expect to come into partnership with (business, friendship, romance). Start a yoga practice. Think - FLEXIBILITY.

SAGITTARIUS/ Sagittarius Rising - Uranus (CHANGE) is moving into your 6th house of day-to-day activities, your routine, work, co-workers, pets and your health. Your daily life is going to change, maybe several times, over the next few years Sag! Expect eye opening revelations about what doing the same old thing is going to get you. Your job could change - as a result of your action or it could be forced upon you - either way Uranian changes create greater freedom. Your health/diet routine could be upended with a diagnosis or you could take it upon yourself to make needed changes. First challenge, almost immediately will come through Mars squaring Uranus from your 3rd house of communication, information, writing, siblings, transportation or your local neighborhood. Maybe an impulsive/demanding (angry?) conversation/information/idea comes at you out of left field. Over the long haul (the next seven years) Uranus will be opposing your 12th house of what is hidden or put away or done behind the scenes, secrets, the ethereal realms, imagination, hospitals, spirituality, addiction, healing. Likely multiple tickets to freedom will be offered to you over the next few years Sag. Your daily life will look totally different by the time Uranus exits Taurus!

CAPRICORN/Capricorn Rising - Uranus (CHANGE) is moving into your 5th house of creative projects, your self-expression, what you give birth to, children, romance and recreation. A new development could happen fast and YES you are the one who created this. With Uranus in your 4th house of home and family for the last several years you may have changed houses or had people move in or out of your home. Maybe you started or ended a home business. Maybe you got into real estate or renovation. Maybe you have worked through family patterns that have been limiting your choices/decisions. Any turbulent (up and down) family situations should begin to smooth out. First challenge, almost immediately though will come through Mars squaring Uranus from your 2nd house of money, your values, your resources and self-esteem. If you are the one pushing for something that is a real stretch financially there is a caution here. Over the long haul (the next seven years) Uranus will be opposing your 11th house of the collective - your friendships, groups, causes, the internet, the public, the goals that bring you into relationship with other people, your advancement, technology. You are being handed a Uranian lightning bolt of creativity Capricorn use it wisely.

AQUARIUS/Aquarius Rising - Uranus (CHANGE) is moving into your 4th house of home, family, your roots, mother, mothering, your ancestry, real estate or a home business. Over the next several years you will likely move or someone will move into or out of your house. A home business could start or end. You might be involved in real estate or renovation. You will likely work through family patterns that have been limiting your choices/decisions or creating isolation or move away from a family situation that is limiting you. First challenge, almost immediately though will come through Mars squaring Uranus from your 1st house. Maybe an action you take will disrupt the family situation? Over the long haul (the next seven years) Uranus will be opposing your 10th house of your career, your calling, your achievements, your achievement goals, dad, business, authority, responsibility. Changes here may involve situations outside your control and we know you like to be in control Aquarius - remember our mantra now - change is good. A bigger life is heading your way Aquarius - you can exhale now!

PISCES/Pisces Rising - Uranus (CHANGE) is moving into your 3rd house of communication, information, writing, siblings, transportation or your local neighborhood. Your fixed ideas and way of thinking will be shaken up over the next several years. You will learn new things, write, read, maybe even speak an entirely new language! With Uranus in your 2nd house of income over the last few years it is likely your money/resources have been up and down. You learned how to be flexible, trust yourself to move on from any losses and reach out for sudden opportunities. With Uranus in your 3rd house there will be sudden conversations, ideas, teachings that will propel you in new directions. First challenge, almost immediately though will come through Mars squaring Uranus from your 12th house of what is hidden or put away or done behind the scenes, secrets, the ethereal realms, imagination, hospitals, spirituality, addiction, healing. Maybe a secret is spilled or something happening behind the scenes starts the ball rolling somehow. Avoid self-sabotage and keep a cool head. Over the long haul (the next seven years) Uranus will be opposing your 9th house of travel, higher education, weddings, politics, legal issues, the media, publishing, foreigners, everything outside your comfort zone, exploration, your beliefs and higher thinking. Your connections with other people will deepen dear Pisces as your patterns of communication do a 180!

xo all

Please don't forget to set your intentions this month!

Monday, May 14, 2018

Taurus New Moon | Uranus into Taurus - embracing change and learning to survive and THRIVE through uncertainty, our stability gets shaken but so does our sense of what is impossible! part l

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At 7:48AM EDT on Tuesday, May 15th, the Taurus Moon exactly meets the Taurus Sun offering us the annual Taurus New Moon (24 degrees).

This year we have a hugely powerful New Moon with the literal power to shake (Uranus) the Earth (Taurus) - and the lives of its inhabitants! What house (area of life) holds 24 degrees Taurus in your natal chart? Something here is about to shake loose!

The New Moon (and Sun) trines (brakes off) a retrograde Pluto (in Capricorn) and Mars (in Aries).

Venus, ruler of Taurus and so ruler of this New Moon, is in "multi-tasking, information accumulating, chatty, the more choices the merrier, two heads are better than one" Gemini. She is also out of bounds and not interacting with any of the major planets at the New Moon, so a bit of a wild card here and maybe creating somewhat of a disconnect between our head and our heart. She is conjunct Pallas (more creative intellect in Gemini) which gives us an increased ability to strategize now and initiate.

When trines are formed "the brakes are off" the energies of the planets connected - there is nothing stopping the energies. This can be a good thing - we are trying to get somewhere and an obstacle is suddenly removed from our path and we can keep going or not such a good thing if that obstacle was the only thing standing between us and the side of a cliff.

And fiery Mars and unpredictable Uranus are going to exactly square each other the day after the New Moon, so this is even more restless energy creating an urge to break-free of constraints. This is excellent energy for creative break-throughs but also primes the pump for distracting accidents and break-downs. If it ain't broke, this wouldn't be the time to try to fix it.

So, the energies surrounding the New Moon (and we haven't even looked at Uranus moving into Taurus within hours!) are challenging the usual Taurean ways of doing things - taking it slow, staying comfortable and secure, getting rooted, building things that can be sustained, taking the time to touch life and smell the roses. Taurus is the first earth sign and relates to what we have. And our experience of what we have via our five senses. She rules our collective 2nd house - our money, values, resources, self-esteem.

Taurus doesn't like to rush. She likes comfort and ease and stopping to smell the roses. This isn't about being lazy. This is about our ability to savor. And to put down roots. We live on a beautiful, miraculous rock hurtling through space. How is this even possible? 

So, yes, maybe what we thought was stable won't be quite so stable - but keep in mind - what we thought was impossible will not be quite so impossible either!

We have Mercury in Taurus now. With Venus (ruler of Taurus) in Gemini (whose ruler is Mercury) these two planets, Mercury and Venus, are in mutual reception and strengthening each other. There is also more flow between these two energies so we are communicating (Mercury/Gemini) about money (Venus/Taurus) now or we are comforted/stabilized (Venus/Taurus) by more information (Mercury/Gemini). Mercury in Taurus is an observing energy - it likes the time to think things through, but can sometimes take so much time or dig so deeply into a position that it gets itself stuck. Venus in Gemini via more information, conversations, movement pulls Mercury out of the mud. Venus in Gemini says "let's try this and that and the other thing" and Mercury brings her back to reality, "uh, Venus we only have five bucks, two hours and half a tank of gas here".

Having them working together at the New Moon is good news for whatever we have going on in our lives and for the things we are initiating now. And Mercury is only at 3 degrees of Taurus, so he will grow through Taurus during this entire New Moon cycle (through to the Full Moon at the end of the month).

He/she (Mercury is rather androgynous energy) will trine stable Saturn on Friday - and THAT is when we will probably have a clearer solution/explanation/result.

OK back to those New Moon trines. The trine to Pluto (retrograde) in Capricorn adds stability to whatever this New Moon is launching. There is a commitment being made here. This is important. The trine to Mars (in Aries) speaks of action based on our instincts. Also, initiating actions that move things forward quickly.

At the New Moon, Uranus is at 29.59 degrees - literally the very, very last space of Aries. This is UBER powerful and then just a few hours after the New Moon, 11:23AM EDT, Uranus slips into Taurus for the first time in 84 years!

We talked about this in the weekly and month ahead and we will talk about this tomorrow in Part II by sign. In the meantime start thinking about your intentions because this is UBER powerful energy we are heading into.

 NEW MOON INTENTIONS 

This new moon in Taurus is an excellent time to begin a grounding practice, make affirmations and set intentions about Taurean ruled themes (also the theme of your natal Taurus house): love, money, contentment with what we already have, patience, self-worth, releasing stubbornness, health issues regarding our neck, throat and voice in the world - this would be a great time to start a singing practice or class, simply committing to singing loud and strong every time you are in the car can begin to carry your voice to new spaces and places (are you wanting to get your voice heard? think about it, I am totally serious, this is how life works) - nutrition, nature, self-care.

AFFIRMATION TIPS: get into a happy, contented frame of mind - HUG A TREE (she needs you, too!) - always make affirmations from a positive place, and both definitions of positive apply here - happy and certain. Write your affirmations down by hand in script, speak them out loud - then release your attention from these things knowing that your intention is known.  

Know these things are already yours.

Also remember affirmations are action -  they set the energy in motion and by working with the right things at the time of the New Moon we are literally creating the affirmation within the energy that is needed to bring it to life.

Words are not just words and now we have Venus - ruler of the New Moon - in Gemini and answering to Mercury - ruler of words and in mutual reception! This makes our words even more powerful - PLEASE create your intentions this month.


If done properly, in the right frame of mind and heart-felt, they line us up energetically with the thing we are seeking. Always. 

The stuff we start now will benefit us later.

xo all