Monday, May 30, 2016

This week in Astrology

Happy Memorial Day to all of us in the US.  

Happy Monday to the rest of the world.

Over the weekend we moved into last quarter moon.   With the last quarter Moon we go back into action mode.   Back on New Moon we were focused on actions that are practical.  Silly nonsense is, well, silly.  And we’re not into it.   We are focused on being pragmatic.  Now on third quarter we revisit our practicality but this time focused on faith.

Last Quarter Moon Phase
May 29
8:11am  EDT

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 are you taking that speak to faith?  What actions are you taking that speak to humanitarian causes?   What actions are you doing that call upon your belief in something bigger than you?  

Special focus:
4/29: Venus enters Taurus
5/31: Sun trine Jupiter.  Feeling abundant.  Big, grand, generous ideas thoughts, expressions and manifestations.   

Balsamic Moon Phase
June 1, 2016
5:34pm EDT

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

Focus on We release our aggression.  We release being independent.  We release anger.  We release the need to be number one.

Special focus:

6/2: Venus Square Neptune.  Illusion versus values.  What’s is really true in your heart.   Lies you tell self rub at your soul.  And you know it.

6/4: Sun square Jupiter.  Extreme rhetoric.   Nervous energy.  Talking too much.  Brain frizzles. 
6/4: Venus square Jupiter.  Money and love are stretched.  Perhaps overflowing..perhaps too much.

Gemini New Moon June 4 10:59pm EDT (14 Gemini 53)   

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Jupiter Saturn: The Final Punch

On May 26 
8:28am EDT

Jupiter will make its final square with Saturn in Sag and we will once again be asking ourselves (and others) “Is the walk matching the talk?”    If people are full of big ego (Jupiter) talk but their real world doesn’t match their words (Saturn), we will all say, “Busted!”  This could be both in the news and in our personal lives.      

Jupiter leaves Virgo on September 9th so we have some time to get our actions and words in sync.   And by the way, we really do want to get this piece figured out.  Because when Jupiter moves into Libra in September if our side of the street is not clean then our relationships are going to be up our ass in way that will hurt.   Just remember Pluto is in Cap and Uranus is in Aries and they are not going to be nice to Jupiter in Libra when he gets into it with them next year.   Clean up your side of the street between now and September.  Just sayin’

This Astrology Week

Special focus:
5/22:  Sun opposition Mars:  Spirited energetic focus on money, resources,  power and death and rebirth. 
5/22: Mercury direct 9:19am (see other post)
5/24: Venus enters  Gemini. 
5/24: Venus opposite Mars.   Male vs Female.   Values vs Energy... are they in sync?

May 25: 2016
2:43 am EDT

Disseminating: Share information; find a teacher or someone who has more knowledge. Perhaps there was a big ol’ blow out on the full and one feels in need of support and help, this is the phase to reach out to one who knows more. This is when we find a rabbi or a minister or therapist who gives us more insight.   And of course, you too may be ready to teach and share your own information. 

Focus on:  How are you sharing your inner CEO?  How are you sharing your business acumen?  How are others sharing their leadership skills with you?  

Special focus:
5/26:  Jupiter Square Saturn final round (see separate post)
5/27: Mars enters Scorpio.   We are going back again to look at our debt, taxes, loans, things we co-mingle with others, death with rebirth and sure--Sex.  Lots to retool between now and June 29th when Mars turns direct.  Once Mars turns direct we will continue this work on Scorpio issues but it will not feel as much ' two steps forward one step back'.  Our actions will feel more mature, like we really mean business.   Mars will continue in Scorpio until August 2nd when it finally returns to Sag. Lots to work on for all of us!  

Mercury Direct

Mercury Direct

May 22,  9:19am EDT

Mercury will turn direct at 14 Taurus 20.   As always we get down on our knees and kiss the ground that the retrograde is over.  
The dates of importance:
April 14th Mercury in shadow (14 Taurus)
April 28, Mercury turns retrograde (23 Taurus)
May 22 Mercury turns direct (14 Taurus)
June 7th Mercury leaves shadow (23 Taurus)

We have been thinking about practical solutions since April 14th.   We have been pondering other simple choices we can make that will create improvements for longterm goals.  We were thrilled, if we can use that word, that the Mercury in Taurus retrograde took place so soon after we launched our Treasure Maps.  Our maps were our goals for the year.  Goals are important but strategies to realizing those goals are equally important and Mercury in Taurus is all about being practical with solutions.   We are stepping up and realizing that a straight line between A&B is the road to take.   We aren't interested in making things more crazy or more ocmplicated.     We have all been tested by the Universe during the Mercury retrograde as to how fast we can get P-R-A-C-T-I-C-A-L.     Now with Mercury turning direct we can apply those new found skills.    And for heaven sakes don’t personalize any bumps that came up during the Mercury retrograde.   People are stupid.  People do stupid stuff.   Move on and enjoy your skills.   Anyway, by the time we get to June 7 and out of the shadow we won’t care about a lot of the strum and drang that came up in the retrograde.

Friday, May 20, 2016

Sagittarius Full Moon

Sagittarius Full Moon

May 21
5:41pm  EDT

The Sagittarius full moon is coming in with gusto.   Mars in Sag brings a warrior spirit.   We  should expect a lot of energy, which means there will be a shit load of people with a ton of opinions shooting off their mouth.   
Yes, the loud people will be extra blustery.   But don’t be surprised if the so-called meek are found waxing on and on about what they believe.   Everyone has opinions this weekend.    Sometimes there is value in admitting what you don’t know….but no one is doing that this full moon.  
Mercury the ruling planet of Gemini is retrograde for the launch of the full moon.   So, let’s not get too wrapped up when we are hearing the ‘facts’ laid out to us since they might not be exactly accurate.    It is not that everyone is lying, it is more that their beliefs might be getting in the way of the facts.   And their beliefs are very loud.   

The good news is the very next day Mercury will be turning direct.   Hurray.   And we still have a couple more days of the full moon after Mercury straightens out.   Perhaps we will be using the gusto to walk our talk after Mercury turns direct.   Sitting in the chair yelling at the TV or at the person sitting opposite of us won’t be as fun as getting up, doing some good and inspiring others which is of course the higher expression of Sagittarius. 

Venus in Taurus is right near the Sun at 1 degree of Gemini.  Even though the conjunction is out of sign, it is still sending a wave of ‘let’s get along’ to the full moon so nothing can ever get THAT out of control.    But this is not a moon to wear you thin skin.   Pinch.