Saturday, May 18, 2019

Scorpio Full Moon: May 18 2:11pm PDT

Scorpio Full Moon
May 18 2:11pm PDT

Two weeks ago we launched Taurus New Moon.  At that time we discussed the importance of being super practical and we talked about Uranus and how he may be sparking internal changes.   For the last two weeks some of us have been getting brilliant insight or flashes that speak to actions we may want to take.   With Taurus we know that the value of anything big must start with small steps and then bit-by-bit we get what we want.  Now on Full Moon, Scorpio asks ---“So you want to make changes.” “Okay how is your power?”   “How is your empowerment?”  “Allow me to help you find your power—in my own Scorpio way.” 

Scorpio, a water sign knows that emotions are critical to motivate any actions.  However Scorpio is not sloppy about emotions.   Instead, Scorpio asks that we go down deep in our psyche and if there are old ghosts that are holding us back embrace those insecurities, don’t hide but consume them and transform them into self –power.    In other words, Scorpio says fill in the blanks: “I can’t get/do/have/be _______ because of ________” .  Then Scorpio says,  “Thank you for being honest about your insecurity, now let’s go fix it.” 

On this full moon chart Mercury is opposing the moon, which is a bit of a conundrum for Scorpio. Mercury is just so dang-mental that he does not like to go down into his feelings and that’s all Scorpio wants us to do is find our emotions especially our icky ones and then transmute, transform transition into something stronger.  

For the three days of the full moon see if conversations get into your crawl.   And if you can’t quite figure out what is bugging you.   Process it and see if those thoughts or conversations have activated insecurities.    Let them come up.    This is how we get through our hurdles.  

There is another thing Scorpio likes to try to do and that is control everything and everyone.   Ha!   Like that ever works.    Silly.  Don’t even bother wasting your time with controllers or even your own controlling tendencies.   Might I suggest, letting it go for these 3 days of the full moon, see if you can get on the bigger side of fear.  Because at the end of the day, it is fear  that motivates controlling habits. 

There is a nice aspect from Pluto to the moon and to Mercury as well, so that suggests these won’t be hideous in your face insecurities, just those annoying ones that have been bugging you for awhile.   Use the full moon to clear out these non -helpful feelings—because that’s Scorpio’s job. Find them, process them and grow stronger for it. 

Enjoy these three days. 

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

This Week in Astrology: May 13

This week is first quarter moon.   Our hearts, our creativity and our joy & pleasure should be speaking  to us.  What action are we taking sparked by this energy?    Venus moves into Taurus on the 15th, love takes solid work and day to day actions.   There is value in slowing down and finding your values then addressing needs bit by bit. 

First Quarter Moon 
May 11, 2019
6:12pm PDT 

Focus on: What actions are you taking that speak to your bravery?  What actions are you taking that speaks to courage?  What actions speak to love affairs?  What actions speak to YOUR creativity?  

Special Focus:
5/13: Sun trine Pluto.   Releasing the junk is easy.  Finding the new path of leadership is easy. 
5/15: Venus enter Taurus

Gibbous Moon
May 15  
3:30am PDT 

Focus on: 

How are you refining your relationship?  How are you refining your need for balance?  How are you refining your negotiations skills?  How are you refining your shallow side?  How are you refining your ability to not taking a side? 

Special focus
5/15: Mars enters Cancer
5/16: Mercury trine Saturn.  Solid conversation.  Communication that supports new structure.  Business thinking and conversations. 
5/17: Mercury trine Pluto.  Communication breakthroughs.  New thoughts that bring out an important transformation.  
5/17: Venus conjunct Uranus. Dynamic creativity.  Unusual endeavors with loved ones.  Brilliance with Loved ones.  Resources from out of the blue. 

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

This Week in Astrology

This week continues the Taurus New Moon until the morning of May 8th.   Take the opportunity to continue to plant seeds that speak to your finances and your properties.   Plant seeds that are PRACTICAL.  Put your emotions aside, put your fears aside and just focus on being practical.  What ever question comes up the answer is practicality.    

Tuesday’s money and love feel tight with Venus and Saturn getting into it.   Everything has a bit of coldness around it.  Not a warm and cozy day.    Again resort to being practical. 

Wednesday’s Crescent Moon unfolds bringing our family into focus.  What are you learning about your family?  What are you learning about your feelings?  What are you learning about your food?  What are you learning about your history?   
Also on the 8thMercury and Uranus connect for brilliant thoughts and unusual conversations.   Breakthroughs begin with new thoughts.  

The rest of the week the emphasis is on a Venus tangle with Pluto.  The power of love and love of power will be out for all to see.  A boost from Jupiter suggests something ‘foreign’ coming in that brings fresh ideas or resources.   Finally on Saturday we get another round of support on our practicality by a Sun Saturn relationship.   Building something up block by block, bit by bit is satisfying and supported.  

Special Focus
5/8: Mercury conjunct Uranus. Brilliant and chaotic thinking.  Weird conversations or breakthroughs.  
5/9: Venus trine Jupiter .  Abundance. Joyful. Creative cup run over.  Love & Money high.  Values our out there. 
5/9:  Venus square Pluto.  Values around independence. Freedom versus status. 
5/11: Sun trine Saturn:  Structure and business support each other. Building up something bit by bit. 

Saturday, May 4, 2019

Taurus New Moon: May 4 3:45pm PDT

A Taurus Tableau 

Hurray!  We survived all the thrills and spills of Aries Cycle.   Can you even remember April 5th?  Seems like an eternity ago.  Now we are at Taurus!   Yay. We need it.  
You can find my article  on Margaret Wendt's SITE.    

A snippet from the article......
Taurus New Moon has arrived!    The fiery days of Aries have passed and we dig in deep with earthy Taurus.  

Last year on May 15 we had Taurus New Moon and four hours later Uranus moved into Taurus.   At that moment a bell was rung and even if we didn’t hear it, deep in all our cells we felt a reverberation.    We sensed ‘change is afoot’.    Ideas percolated, odd thoughts and curious encounters unfolded for a few months until August and the vibration felt less available.  Perhaps we had stuff on our docket that needed attention and whatever were those feelings or thoughts were now dismissed or ignored.    And so it was until March 6 when the bell rang again except this time it was much louder.   Like an echo in a vast canyon we heard “Hello” and now on this Taurus new moon we respond back with “I hear you.”   

Taurus is the first earth sign of the zodiac and it is very practical and earth bound.   Taurus connects to our: money, possessions, properties, security, land, banking, insurance, stock exchange, farming, gardens, cattle, cereal crops, wheat, apples agriculture, retirements, as you can see a very practical and grounded list. 

Taurus is ruled by Venus, and all of these issues speak to worth.  What are they worth to you?   How do you value your money?  Your security?  Your comfort? Your possessions?  Do you need more?  Do you feel insecure?   Or are some of you feeling trapped by them?  What changes can you feel are coming that connect to these things ruled by Taurus?   Read the list again and think about it.  

Now let’s go back to Uranus.  He has not been in Taurus since 1935-1941.   And here is again ready to do his thing.  Uranus speaks to electricity, technology, uniqueness, discovery, innovation and .......

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Saturn Retrograde

Saturn Retrograde 
April 29 5:54pm PDT 
20 Cap 31 

Every year Saturn turns retrograde for about four months.   During this period we may find our responsibilities change or deepen.    

Depending on the sign and if it hits any personal planets will determine how much pressure you experience during the retrograde.  In this case Saturn will be retrograde from 21 degrees Capricorn back to 13 degrees until September 18 when it turns direct.    Globally the responsibilities we give to those people in authority will be questioned.  Perhaps some of our leaders will step up and earn more of our respect while others fall down on the job and we turn away.   Because Capricorn rules big business we will see some errors on the parts of CEOs and Coporations.   Capricorn also rules government and politics.  Will everyone be up for the task put in front of them?  Those people in position of power who jockey with people’s live through laws and edicts will be challenged if their words don’t match their work.  Are they telling the truth?  Are they authentic in their efforts or is it all hypocrisy?    Much will be revealed during Saturn retrograde about who we give authority.    

It is important to note that Saturn will be on top of Pluto on January 12, 2020.   This is a fairly rare bird in that it only comes up every thirty or so years.  The last time the two planets joined up was 1982 and that was in the sign Libra.   Saturn and Pluto are both planets that address power but through different styles.  Saturn gets powerful by doing tasks and being responsible, disciplined and taking care of business.   Pluto finds its power by transforming itself from the inside out.  Death and rebirth are empowering to Pluto.   It is interesting a few months before the Saturn Pluto conjunction in 1982 President Reagan at his inaugural speech was remembered for his remark “Government is the problem.”   How perfectly Saturn/Pluto.    Now,  to be fair, students of history know that the context of the quote is much more nuanced than how it is remembered but this ‘hands off’ my life and “government is the problem” influenced generations of people.   A death and rebirth of an idea was formed.   This new conjunction we will be asking more from our government and leaders since it is taking place in Capricorn not Libra.   

The last time Saturn conjunct Pluto in the sign Capricorn was January 1518.   A few months before that conjunction Martin Luther started a revolution although it didn’t look like one at first.  Luther was a Catholic priest who was very concerned by the Catholic Church’s practice of granting “indulgences” to provide absolution to sinners.  Luther saw this practice more and more corrupt.  Indulgence-selling had been banned in Germany, but the practice continued unabated. Luther wanted to have a discussion about this practice and nailed his 95 Theses on a church door. His goal was to get people to talk about it.   What ensued was the Protestant Revolution by his suggesting  two beliefs – The bible is the central authority and humans may reach salvation by their faith not their deeds.    These theses put the pope on notice he may be out of a job for those who followed Luther.  Gulp.   Arguably the world changed with Martin Luther and his theses.   So, here we are again five hundred years later with Saturn approaching Pluto in Capricorn. What is going on now?  Or what comes up during the Saturn retrograde.  It may not be as powerful as Martin Luther but then again it may be just as meaningful.  Only time will tell.  In the meantime, watch what comes up during this Saturn retrograde and when after it turns direct we may see where we may be heading and January could seal some deal on something that gets activated now.    

On the personal level how are our responsibilities shifting in our lives during the retrograde?  How are we being asked to step up and be our own CEO?  How are we being our own advocate?   How are we being our own Martin Luther?   Either for us personally or our loved ones?    Because Saturn and Pluto are on the nodes of the moon (we’ll talk more about this during the summer eclipses) there is an energy going on about homes and family and food and feelings (Cancer) and the south node on business, cold calculations and government (Capricorn) that needs transforming and housecleaning (Saturn & Pluto).     It is worth remembering that 9/11 was during the last round of North node in Cancer and the majority of the people who died that day were at work. Those of us who watched the events unfold on our TV hugged our loved ones tighter and wondered out loud about how we spend our time.   The struggle between career and family will be brought to our attention during the Saturn retrograde

Pluto Retrograde

Pluto Retrograde 
April 24 1:47am PDT 
23 Cap 09 

Pluto of course also goes retrograde once a year and in this 29 Aries lunar cycle Pluto joins Saturn and Jupiter in a big ol' swing back.    As we discussed earlier Pluto transforms from the inside out.   Death and rebirth is the calling card for Pluto and the way it finds its power.   Pluto started its journey in Capricorn in 2008, remember when the economy crashed?  That was Pluto.   This journey will wrap it up in 2024.   

Each year when it dips back a few degrees (in this case it will go from 23 degrees back to 20 degrees of Capricorn) we process power in situations that are dominated by authority and status quo.   Obviously, looking at world events we can see something is going on with who is claiming power and exercising control.   Is it noble or just a power grab?  What is authentic?   What is something else?  On the personal level we all have Capricorn somewhere in our chart and this is where we are wondering, “Man I need a personal CEO to clean up this situation.”    If you know your chart consider the house transiting Pluto is traveling in.   If you don’t know your chart it does not matter because you are feeling the need to clean up something.  Bring your inner CEO and see how much you fix up between now and October 3rd  when it completes.  

Some Stuff Going on in Astrology This Week

On Monday we moved from Full moon to Disseminating.   In the next week we have Pluto and Saturn both station retrograde.   There is a grind out there …and we are in it.    What are we doing when we are challenged?   How are we advocates for our own lives?  Our own goals?   How are going out to the edge and listening?    Are we really still doing the same ol’ same ol’?  “How’s that working?”  asks Uranus.  

April 22, 
4:34pm PDT 

Focus on:  How are you sharing your knowledge? How are you sharing your philosophies?  How are you sharing your sense of adventure?  How are you sharing your ability to build bridges? 

Special focus:
4/24:  Pluto retrograde 1:47am 23 Cap 09 (see separate post) 

Last Quarter Moon Phase
April 26, 2019
3:18pm PDT 

Last Quarter moon:  Now we do the final adjustments to the seeds we planted on new. The final call, the final letters to send, we follow all the trails that came up that still make sense. And we let the other parts lay fallow. It is a time of action but wise action.  It is a time for living  “The serenity prayer” 

God, grant me the Serenity
to accept the things
I cannot change Courage to change the
things I can, and the
Wisdom to know the difference.

Focus on:
What actions can you take that support your circles of like minded?  How are you supporting your non-family clan?  How are you supporting your ability to merge with others for a common goal? How is this supporting your future goals? 

Special Focus:
4/27 Mars Square Neptune.  Actions that are fuzzy.  Paralyses versus doing something.   Actions based on beliefs that might not be accurate.
4/29 Saturn retrograde 20 cap 31 5:54pm (see separate post)