Wednesday, June 7, 2023

June 11, 2023 - Pluto returns to Capricorn


Pluto re-enters Capricorn

June 11, 2023 

2:45am PDT 


Pluto which has been retrograde since May 1, returns to Capricorn on June 11thwhere it will stay until January 20, 2024.   We still have work to do in Capricorn which rules big business and big government, and this date is around the debt ceiling drama in the USA.  For this last round of Capricorn, if leaders in general are not on their game, they will be called out.  For those people with planets between 27 -29 degrees of Aries, Cancer, Libra, and Capricorn you continue to experience changes that have long lasting effects.  You are cutting away that which is obsolete so that new can come in.   Your psyche knows what no longer is serving you and Pluto is poking you to do the actions.   Breathe.    Remember once Pluto leaves Capricorn it will never return in our lifetime.        

June 7- June 17: Astrology Report



June 7, 2023

4:05am PDT       



Focus on:   What advice are you offering that speaks to friendship?  How are you showing abilities to tie people together for a likeminded cause?How are you able to find those who seek similar goals?   




Special focus:

6/8: Venus square N. Node.  Selfishness, drama for personal endeavors versus sensible practical. 

6/9: Mercury sextile Neptune.  Inspired thinking that touches the quiet inner mystic. 






Last Quarter Moon Phase

June10, 2023 

12:31pm 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:

How are you taking actions that connect you to your humanitarian side?  How are your actions lining up with creativity?    How are you tapping and acting on your inner mystic or religious nature?  




Special focus 

6/11: Pluto enter re-enters Capricorn (see separate post)

6/11: Mercury trine Pluto  Thinking that accesses power through release.  

6/11: Mercury enters Gemini 

6/11: Venus square Jupiter.  Spending, eating and loving too big.   Finding moderation is hard. 


Balsamic Moon Phase


June 14, 2023 

2:12am PDT 



Balsamic:   We let go.  By releasing we can prepare for the new.  



Focus on:  How are you releasing your stubbornness?  How are you releasing greed?  How are you releasing an over reliance on being ‘comfortable’?  



Special focus:


6/15: Mercury square Saturn.   Tough talk, tough thought but cutting through the nonsense can be helpful. 

6/17: Mercury sextile Venus.  Fun, playful, joy are easily found and amplified. 

6/17:  Saturn stations retrograde 7 Pisces 13 (see separate post) 


June 17, 9:37pm  New Moon PDT 26 Gemini 43   



Saturn Station Retrograde: June 17, 2023 - Find Your Inner Team of Fixer Uppers




Mar 11 2023     3:05pm    Saturn enters shadow 00 Pisces 31 

Jun 17, 2023    7:42am   Saturn station retrograde 07 Pisces 13

Nov 3, 2023       9:47am    Saturn station direct 00 Pisces 31

Jan 17, 2023     7:00am     Saturn leaves shadow 07 Pisces 13 


On March 7, Saturn left Aquarius and entered Pisces where it will be until 2026.    Pisces is the final water sign and connects to dreams, creativity, mysticism, spirituality, vulnerability, and compassion.   Given Saturn is the hardworking planet this could be a two- and half-year period of productive creative growth for Piscean endeavors.  It can also be an important period for humanitarian causes with concrete solutions.   

But how we get to concrete successes, which is what Saturn is always seeking, might start with Saturn’s calling card of frustration, sadness, weakness, and depression.    These emotions can be true of any sign Saturn enters but it is more so in vulnerable Pisces who can feel overwhelmed even on a good day.   Some of you may have felt these emotions since it entered Pisces in March.   However, what we know is that by the end of the Saturn’s journey there will be important results. Saturn takes hold of something slippery during its time in Pisces and then shapes and modes it into something that lasts.  Such was the case in previous treks by Saturn in Pisces. In the 1870s during the early days of what would become the art Impressionist movement or the film industry in the 1930s and certainly the world wide web in the 1990s, all were shaped during Saturn in Pisces.  Saturn brings a practicality to any sign including ephemeral, dreamy, sensitive, slippery Pisces.       


On June 17 Saturn stations for its first retrograde in Pisces.    For those people who have been feeling melancholy or pessimistic about something in their life or in the world, the retrograde may at first double the intensity of the emotion.  But Saturn retrograde is not prone to collapse into the emotions or lean into ‘what’s the use.’  Instead, Saturn seeks solutions.   How to find those solutions will first mean sharing your vulnerabilities with others.  You may seek professional help (very Saturn).   If your personal relationship is fraying, a therapist could be helpful, if your body is problematic, a doctor or new doctor may need to be called. If your business is wonky, a lawyer or financial advisor may need to be brought in.  If you are overwhelmed by issues in your community now you may need to reach out to your electeds or community activists.   

At the same time, you may also need to get structured about self-care and find ways to restore your body, emotions, and psyche.   Remember Saturn is not afraid of problems.  In fact, Saturn looks for them so that he can fix them.   In Pisces, Saturn is very much like one of those home make over tv shows.   The designer and contractor enter the house that is falling in on itself.  They see the damaged floors, disgusting plumbing, or a mess left over by a hoarder.   It is enough to overwhelm anyone.   But the team points out the good bones, calls in demo people and the junk hauler.  They are disciplined, they know their budget and they stay on task and by the end they have a beautiful new home.   That is Saturn in action.  Between June 17 and November 3 use Saturn retrograde to look and find your inner team that will help you stay on track, strengthen your resolve and in the end support your ability to tap faith.  And remember this can be a very creative time, use Saturn to help you make an important dream or two a reality.    


Thursday, June 1, 2023

Sagittarius Full Moon: June 3, 8:41pm PDT


Gustav Holst:  Jupiter 

June 3, 2023

8 :41pm PDT

Full Moon

13 Sagittarius18

Lunar Eclipse


The Sagittarius full moon is when we stretch and get out of normal routines and patterns.   We travel not just physically but mentally.  We expand our knowledge; we seek and give advice.  We look for the 20,000-foot perspective.   Normally, Sagittarius, who is good for a laugh and opposing Sun in Gemini, who loves novelty, there can be some fun on a full adventurous Sag moon.  But in this case, there may be a patina of seriousness given the wide square to Saturn in Pisces.   We are still in the beginning of Saturn’s journey in empathetic Pisces.  Our tender is being poked and prodded.   Our humanitarian is up, oh so high,  even when we struggle with humans.   Have any hints of depression or ennui lapped on your shore since March 7?  Have we been misguided by someone or some thing?    The mutable signs; Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, and Pisces know how to adapt, if they can settle their brains.   Saturn is a settling influence all full moon.   Whatever message of lack or sadness or disconnection come up on this full moon there may also be hints of solution.  We may reach out to others for a wise perspective.  Sag's superpower is inspiration and since the Sun and Moon are in trine and sextile to Mars in Leo, inspiration can instigate needed actions which may even surprise you with their boldness.   


Sag’s ruling planet Jupiter continues to be in square with Pluto.   Pluto is difficult to calibrate since it has barely arrived in Aquarius.  What knowledge are we expanding (Jupiter)?  That has practical application (Taurus)?  That is shaking up our own source of power (Pluto)?   Or shake up our friends and groups (Aquarius)?  How is our love, money and values in the mix?   


Try to forgive any righteousness in others and in self, instead enjoy a good laugh, find a new trail to hike, watch a big ol’ adventure movie or maybe find comfort in house of worship.  Maybe light a candle.   Or listen to Gustav Holst : Jupiter for mega inspiration.  

Monday, May 29, 2023

Astrology for May 27 - June 5


First Quarter Moon 

May 27, 2023

8:22am PDT 


This week we move from First Quarter to Full Moon.  Highlights include 5/31 when we finally, finally get past the Mercury shadow and clear the debris field of the retrograde.   On June 1,  Jupiter conjuncts North Node, expanding on the last moments and knowledge we have all gained about Taurus.   The power of focus, determination, hard work and building something from the ground up gets our attention.    A big idea, mouthy Sag full moon arrives on June 3 followed the next day by Venus entering dramatic Leo opposing Pluto in Aquarius.   Watch this space for noisy power plays or the power of love.   



Focus on:  How are you taking actions that address your daily actions?  What practicality are you bringing to your calendar?  What does your schedule say about your values?   



Special Note


5/28: Sun square Saturn.   Frivolous versus compassion.  Snappy versus sensitivity.   Light versus moody. 



Gibbous Moon

May 31, 2023  

7:19am PDT  





Focus on:  How are you refining your relationships?  How are you refining your need for balance?   How are you refining your ability to sit back?   What does it look like to do nothing?     


Special focus

5/31 : Mercury exits shadow.  We are finally done with the last vestiges of Mercury retrograde. 

6/1: Jupiter conjunct N. Node.  Big ideas, big plans, big opinions connected to values, self-worth, comfort, and security. 

6/2:  Venus trine Neptune.  Gentle mystics are tapped.  Compassion and humanitarian issues get support.  


June 3, 2023

8:41pm PDT

Full Moon

13 Sagittarius18

Lunar Eclipse 


To come. 



Special focus 

6/4 :  Mercury conjunct Uranus.  Practical thoughts that create breakthroughs and breakout.   Random revolutionary thoughts.

6/5 : Venus enters Leo

6/5 : Venus oppose Pluto.  Being bold for self-versus being out there for others.   The power of love and the love of power.   

Saturday, May 20, 2023

Astrology for the week: May 20-28


We spend the weekend enjoying the New Moon despite some the sturm and drang of Mars, Jupiter and Pluto grinding at each other.  After the 22nd we start to get some breathing room.  On the 23rd love, creativity and things that we value get an unexpected boost or break through.   Also on the 23rd Mars digs in with the nodes, pushing, testing the limits, boundaries get broken.  Follow the heart will determine what needs to be saved or transformed.   



New moon: Plant seeds, make calls, activate, start projects.   Activate something that will ideally lead you to more.  This is the phase where INTENT is critical.  Even if the results are not immediate, the intent is there.  You may not have all the answers or road map, but you should put out your Intent.


This focus:     Where do you need comfort?  Where do you need to build up support?  What area means a lot to you that needs focus?  Where do you need security?  How can use the Taurus energy to build a practical path to support that need?  How can you take care of your money?  How can you take care of your assets?  How can you support your ability to share love?  


Special note:

5/20: Mars enters Leo.  Big, bold actions that tap strength, self-esteem & pride. 

5/20: Mars oppose Pluto (see earlier post)  

5/21: Sun enters Gemini

5/21: Sun trine Pluto:  Thinking that stimulates authentic transformation.   Cracking the stubborn to get the fresh and new.  

5/21: Sun sextile Mars:  New Actions that tap strength, pride, and creativity

5/22: Mars square Jupiter:  Actions based on ego conflict with practicality.  Authenticity is the answer.  



Crescent Moon Phase

May 23, 2023

6:01am PDT  



Focus on: What are your feelings telling you about practical changes you need to make?   How is your home a reflection of your values?  How would you feel if you fixed what is broken?   What are you learning through your feelings?    What practicality do you need to bring to family?  



Special Focus

5/26: Venus sextile Uranus.  Out of the blue pleasure, joy, money, love highlighted.  

5/26: Mars square N Node.    Stuck versus action.  What needs to die so something closer to the heart is born?  Or fighting for that we love.  



First Quarter Moon 

May 27, 2023

8:22am PDT 



Focus on:  How are you taking actions that address your daily actions?  What practicality are you bringing to your calendar?  What does your schedule say about your values?   



Special Note


5/28: Sun square Saturn.   Frivolous versus compassion.  Snappy versus sensitivity.   Light versus moody. 

Friday, May 19, 2023

Taurus New Moon: May 19, 2023 - The Glory of Practicality!


A House of Intuition candle on a counter that needs to be updated.  

Taurus New Moon 

28 Taurus 25

May 19, 2023 

8:53am PDT  


A lot can be done during these next twenty-nine days.   A lot of good productivity can be accomplished because cutting to the chase, 

this is a lovely Taurus new moon.  In this chart, the sun and moon sextile Mars and Neptune – and there is a beautiful trine with Pluto.     Wonderful.   The first part of the year had a lot of Astro tumult which makes this new moon and twenty-nine-day lunar cycle very welcomed.  


Yay.   I hope you will lean into the opportunities to be practical about so much and put the chaos on the shelf.    You will find my whole article on Margaret Wendt’s website.   


Make the most of it!