Monday, May 29, 2017

This Week in Astrology

This Week in Astrology

The Gemini New Moon launched on May 25.   As we discussed, this is a huge communication 29 cycle.   Very big.    What info are you receiving?   What information are you handing out?   The point of this period is to get out of our ruts.   We reach out to others and others reach out to us.  A phone call, a text, a talk with a neighbor a sibling…be prepared to get and give info.   
This week starts with the Crescent phase, which is coincidentally the communication phase of the 29 cycle.  That means communication squared.     Got it. 

In the middle of the week we move into First quarter moon.  We are done getting informed, now we are doing actions.   In this case we are focused on strength and courage and bravery.

As we head toward the end of the week we will feel the Sun and Neptune starting to get into it.    The Sun builds to a square with Neptune on June 3.   Gemini Sun square Neptune in Pisces---How do you say liars?   And how about the liars and the lies they tell us?   Or are we lying?  Or are we pretending someone is not lying to us?     You might want to ask why.   Or not.  

Crescent Moon Phase
Started --May 28, 8:18pm EDT

Focus on: What are you about your strength and courage? What are you learning about bravery?  What are you learning about braggarts?  What are you learning about creativity and drama?   What are you learning about the power of flair?

5/29: Mars oppose Saturn.  Actions feel restricted.   Bouncy movements that are all over the place are thwarted.   Nervous energy comes up. 
5/31: Mercury trine Pluto.  Powerful thinking that has the ability to transform areas that are ‘stuck.’

First Quarter Moon
June 1, 2017 
8: 42 am EDT

Focus on:  How is your calendar motivating you?  How is your daily life, the ins and outs motivation for flexibility?   How do you need to shake off some of your bad habits?  How do you replace with new good habits? 

Special focus
6/1  Venus Trine Saturn:  Love & Money feel supported.  Structuring values.   Building values up. 
6/2 Sun semi square Uranus:  Rebels that are not helpful.   A bit of chaos can cause big problems in communication.
6/3 Sun Square Neptune.   Take note of lies.  Take note of crazy talk. Take note of disconnects from reality.
6/4 Mars enter Cancer

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Gemini New Moon

Gemini New Moon is up.  

And almost 24 hours to spare.   How novel of me.

You will find my Gemini New Moon HERE.    This will not be a boring 29 days.    Let's all try to make the most of it, okay?


Sunday, May 14, 2017

Astrology For The Next Week

This Week In Astrology

The final waves of Scorpio Full Moon are felt for most of the 14th with the moon moving into Disseminating later in the evening (EST).   The potent transformative energy of Scorpio could support a liberated Mother’s Day (USA).    

The Disseminating phase accents our inner executive.   The beginning of the week will be focused on our Inner CEO.  Where do we recognize hierarchy?  Where do recognize establishments?  How can they help us?  How can we support them?   

Mercury moves into Taurus, which slows down our thinking and communication.  The power of taking things slowly will be highlighted for several weeks.   

On the 18th Saturn trines Uranus (see separate post) we will be feeling it for some time but I would be looking for some out-of-the-blue goodness.   Last quarter moon is also on May 18 and we will be looking at our tribe.  How are we fitting in with our peeps?  What action are we taking that activates our group mentality or for the good of many? 

The week wraps up with Venus oppose Jupiter (19th), which pushes on wallets and love.   Venus is what we value.  Jupiter equals Big.   We could see some big purchases in the news.  Maybe a big ass lottery.    If not in the news we could see it around us.   Generosity is apart of Jupiter oppose Venus, some people could offer something really generous out of their heart but probably can’t deliver.  Not because they don’t want to do it but more to the point is it is just too big to be accomplished.   Watch your wallet.   Then on the 22nd, Venus squares Pluto on the 22nd, which pushes on values and transformation.   Do lovers understand our value?  Are we asking the right amount of money for our time?   What do we tell ourselves about our beauty?   What do we tell others about our value?    On the 20th, the Sun moves into light hearted Gemini.    And on the 22nd we move into Balsamic phase where we release our self-determination and our anger and watch the world as it unfolds and consider new ideas for a new path on the Gemini New Moon.  Phew.  

May 14
8:34pm 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 business acumen?  How are you sharing  your inner CEO?  How are you sharing the importance of hierarchy?  How are you sharing the power of establishments?

Special focus:
5/15:  Mercury enters Taurus

Last Quarter Moon Phase
May 18, 8:32pm 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 support community?  What actions are you taking that support like minded groups?   Who are the people that share your ideals and how can they help propel you in a practical way? 

Special focus:
5/18: Saturn trine Uranus.  Daring and creative is supported by work.   Structure that supports ingenuity.  
5/19: Venus opposition Jupiter.  Love and money feel overwhelmed.   Take care to not go overboard. 
5/20: Sun enters Gemini
5/22: Venus Square Pluto.  Love that feels trapped will need to be liberated.  Money that feels trapped needs to be liberated.   How to transform is the question. 

Balsamic Moon Phase
May 22, 2017
10:37am EDT

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

Focus on We release our personality.  We release our self determination.  We release our anger.  We release our smart ass. 

Gemini New Moon  May 25  3:44pm(4 Gemini 46)

Saturn Trine Uranus

Saturn trine Uranus
Dec 24, 2016
May 19, 2017
Nov 11, 2017

Not exact after November but still lingers until fall of 2018

Saturn trine Uranus is a 3-5 year experience, which highlights practical creativity.  
In the last 60 years the trine occurred between 1955-1958, 1971-1974, 2001 – 2004  and now 2015-2018. 

Saturn lives for structure, hierarchies and organizing; while Uranus loves to rebel, create chaos and break out.   At first glance we are left scratching our heads as to what it looks like when these two are working together?  That’s quite an odd couple. 

When they team up in a positive manner (trine) they generate a lot of creativity.  A lot of inspiration.   A lot of building something from the ground up through a new view point.   Sometimes all you need to do is step to the left or the right from your usual position and find a whole new view.   That is what Uranus reminds Saturn.  And once in that new spot, Saturn gets to work.  

When you look at the previous cycles we see that this aspect is the bright spot in an otherwise rough period.   Consider that the Saturn Uranus aspect from the 1950s started to come into play near the end of the McCarthy hearings.    In the 70’s it was smack in the middle of Watergate.   In 2001 it actually had its first aspect on September 12, 2001.  Note that date!   And now we are in this cycle.   Let’s see how it plays out globally.   I know I am watching it.   

But personally, we should pay very close attention to any optimistic moments that come out of the blue.    And then ask yourself how can you build upon that moment?  Is it a kind gesture from some random person?  How can you incorporate that concept into changing your opinion on humans?     Is it a gift from the universe in some other way?  Someone calls you up and says, “I have ____ , I don’t want it any longer do you know anyone who could use it?”   And it turns out YOU are that person who could use it.    Look at all these random moments and use them to build a new path.  Remember this is Saturn in Sag trine Uranus is taking place in fire signs, which speaks to our beliefs & opinions (Sag) and new beginnings and independence (Aries).     We are looking at others who have hearts on fire and wondering how to find our own inner flame.     The key is not to look to others to get the flame but more to acknowledge it is already there and they remind us we are not alone (Saturn).   

We will be feeling this until 2018 although the last exact aspect is in the end of 2017, it has a long tail. 


Monday, May 8, 2017

Scorpio Full Moon

Scorpio Full Moon
May 10, 2017
5:42 PM EDT

As in life, Full Moons need to be taken in bigger context to be fully understood.    In the case of this week’s Scorpio Full Moon, there is a lot of potent planetary aspects.

Here’s the run up.  
On May 9 The Sun trines Pluto.    At the same time Mercury gets on top of Uranus.    Then Leo Full Moon on the 10th followed by Mars square Neptune, Mercury trine Saturn and Mars Trine Jupiter all on the 11th. 

That is a lot of sturm und drang now add Scorpio full moon with emphasis on death and rebirth or transformation.  And if you know anything about transformation or rebirth then you know that also brings sturm and drang!

Going in deep, Sun in Taurus trine Pluto in Capricorn suggests a practical desire to transform (there’s that word again) that compels us to a higher strata or status.   Now don’t get all caught up in the word ‘status’ fearing people will think you are a friend of the Kardashians---this is based on YOUR own desire to move up.   Meaning if a move up means more time to exercise or more travel time with your family or yes, more money, whatever ‘higher strata’ or status means to you that’s where Pluto and Saturn will drive the show.   What practical paths (Taurus Sun) do you need to find or follow to get to your transformation?
If you are not sure, then let Mercury and Uranus point the way.   Uranus is lightening bolts, electricity, brilliance and rebellion.  And also freak shows.   Mercury speaks to our minds and thoughts and Mercury is how we communicate.   We should all be prepared for something wildly odd to pop up in our thoughts and in our communication on the same day that transformational waves are lapping on our shores.    Wow.   Tuesday is a natural set up for Wednesday’s full moon.     We know we need to shift and the universe is sending us prompts.  Big time.      

Then after the full moon peaks we have Mars, the planet of action get super wobbly due to Neptune.   Neptune brings things from the unknown, it is the connection to our psyche and to things unworldly.   We could find our movements stalled as we are unsure what move to make.   And maybe slowing down and being unsure is not such a bad thing as we figure out our paths.   Maybe it is good to slow down and let our intuition talk to us.    Also, Mercury trine Saturn is all about figuring out stuff.  Saturn is nuts and bolts, being practical and assessing how to deal with responsibility.   Our To-Do list may shift on the spot as Saturn tells the brain, “Hey something is important over there and we can accomplish something decent if we just do ____”    Like I said, we could have some on the spot changes pop up.    And finally Mars will also be in harmony with Jupiter which will be energizing our desire to broaden our horizon.   Things from another place or another culture could turn up that could be very helpful.   

It is worth mentioning that Moon in Scorpio besides being connected to death and rebirth (transformation) it is also connected to spy vs spy, espionage, sex, scandal, cover up, things on the dark side,  things corrupt, crime,  money laundering and mobsters.     Watch the news.

This is a potent week and Full Moon, rich with opportunities.   Make the most of it and we’ll discuss next week!