Saturday, June 29, 2019

Cancer New Moon Solar Eclipse 2019

How about something totally different?   A solar eclipse that is NOT  a train wreck with harsh aspects?    It's not perfect but it sure is an improvement over a lot of the eclipses in the last couple years.    I'll take it.

Here's my New Moon Report.

Monday, June 24, 2019

Astrology this week: June 24 - July 2

We start off this week in Disseminating lunar phase where we are working out our friends and groups.   How do our own shifting and adaptability skills work or don’t work with the people we choose to call our friends. Venus squares Neptune. Finding humanity in the middle of chaos and confusion brings out a different love. 

Last Quarter Moon Phase
June 25, 2019
2:46am  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 are you taking that speak to adaptability but are very personal?  Where is the “Me” in a new approach?  Not family, not career but ‘me’?  Are you connected to your inner compass and direction?  

Special Focus:
6/26:  Mercury enters Leo  

Balsamic Moon Phase

June 29
12:01 am  EDT  

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

Focus on How are you releasing your stubbornness?  How are you releasing your rigid thinking?  How are you releasing your blocks?  How are you releasing your ‘practical’ nature that gets in the way of real flexibility?  

Special Focus:
7/1: Mars enters Leo

Cancer New Moon July 2, 2019 12:16pm  

Monday, June 17, 2019

Astrology This Week: June 17 - 23

This week starts in a big way with Sag Full Moon.   It's hard to miss the lunar energy with this particular full moon.  Things could get loud, cost a lot, indulging high water mark.    Do your best for the next three days to keep your cool and not get too far out there.   

On the 18th Saturn works with Neptune to bring reality to dreams and visions.   This is the second hit of this aspect this year (first one in January) see what comes up and any pivots you make towards 'getting real' about something important to you that has felt out of your reach for awhile.   The next hit will be in the fall.  See what you can accomplish between now and then and don't be surprised if results can be tied back to actions you took  this week.  

On the 19th--things can get rough with Mars pushing for action from powerful Pluto who likes to keeps his powder dry.   Tensions can be high. 

On the 21st The Sun moves into Cancer with the Summer Solstice.  Get your sunscreen out.  And then a few hours later Neptune turns retrograde, we are all going to the beach even if we aren't going to the beach.  

6/18 Mercury conjunct Mars.  Rushed thinking.  Harsh thoughts.  Sharp tongue. 
6/18 Saturn sextile Neptune.   Concrete hope.   Functional faith. (see separate)
6/19 Mars oppose Pluto.  Power struggles.   Emotions versus responsibilities.   Out in the world versus family creates tension. 

June 21 
12:06am PDT 

Focus on:  How are your friends in sync with your adaptability?  Are they on the same page?  How are you shifting and your shifts resonate with your group(s)?  Are there new groups that line up with any new approaches you may have taken up? 

Special focus:
6/21: Neptune retrograde  (see separate post)
6/21: Sun enters Cancer 
6/23: Venus oppose Jupiter  love and money are at odds with philosophy and opinions. Values versus philosophy.   

Sunday, June 16, 2019

Sag Full Moon - Prepare for Bigness!

Sagittarius Full Moon
June 17 1:30am PDT 

Good lord Jupiter is big.  Did you know that red spot on Jupiter is twice the size of Earth?   And that’s just the spot.   The fact is thirteen hundred Earths can fit inside Jupiter.     Jupiter is just ginormous.   

Why am I talking about the bigness of Jupiter on Sag Full Moon?  

Because here’s the tech specs for this full moon:
Jupiter in Sag will have squared Neptune in Pisces about 19 hours before full moon
Jupiter used to rule Pisces before Neptune was discovered
Jupiter rules Sagittarius 
Jupiter is in Sag right now
Jupiter is conjunct the Full Moon
Mercury quincunx Jupiter and Mercury is the ruling planet of Gemini
Mars quincunx Jupiter 

That is a lot of Jupiter influences for Sag Full Moon and we should be prepared for ‘bigness’ during this three-day phase. 

People may be spending a lot of money. People may be eating a lot.   People may be shooting off their mouths.  Religious stuff could feel big.  Things that are international or feel ‘foreign’ will be in our space.  

There is a general influence of ‘expansion’ during these three days.   Jupiter speaks to going   from one land to another by taking a bridge.   What metaphorical bridge is in front of you during this full moon? During Sag full moon we are interested in how people ‘over there’ do things versus people ‘over here’ do things.   What are you learning ?   Education interests are high during Sag full moon.  Including how we are educating ourselves even if we are no longer in school.    What crash course are learning?  

Basically, during Sag Moon or a big Jupiter period we are mixing it up with others and trying to learn something.   Unless we are misbehaving and are a – ‘know-it-all’ .   If you find yourself being the smartest one in the room—note to universe, you probably are not.   At the same time, prejudicial thinking is the underbelly of insecure Sag/Jupiter.    The opposite of Jupiter full moon is the sun in Gemini.    Gemini, although, fun and light and game on for an adventure, is not one to get caught up in Sag’s big ideas.    Gemini likes to get in the weeds and bring logic response to anything that sounds too far out.   With this much Sag/Jupiter we should be grateful for logical Sun in Gemini. 

Optimistic thinking could be valuable but keep it measured.   Think big but do diligence during these three days.   Research stuff.    And be very careful with any gambles.   Small is fun but don’t go crazy.     And laugh at self.   Sag knows how to make fun of self and that person in the mirror is fun to make fun of now and then.    Give it a try during this full moon. 

God speed!

Oh by the way---Happy Strawberry Moon.

Monday, June 10, 2019

Astrology for This Week

This week starts off with a First Quarter Moon.  

Last week  Gemini New Moon launched and we discussed how this 29-day lunar month is where we exercise our ability to pivot and adapt.   No sign can shift on a dime as fast as Gemini.  Yes, it is stating the obvious that shifting can be hard on loved ones.   But there is a skill to quick adaptations that we can all learn in the Gemini cycle.  During the first quarter moon we need to get into the weeds a bit on issues in our life that need fact checking, follow through and addressing our schedules.   And drum roll---this may mean pivoting.    What you thought you were going to do or address or put on your schedule ,may now need to change as you see something else needs your attention.    You may feel a bit ADHD but do your best.  P I V O T 

There may be tension growing as we head into the end of the week and weekend with Mars and Mercury getting into some tussles with Saturn.   We may see our cold side emerge or maybe it will be seen in others.  Persevere.   And then on Sunday we have the second hit of one of our big aspects for the year when Jupiter Squares Neptune on the 2ndpass for the year (1sttime was in January).    Neptune will have the final hits in the fall. See separate link for more info. 

Focus on:  What actions are you taking that dot I and cross ts?  How are you being diligent?  How are you getting in the weeds and taking care of business?   How is your schedule exhibiting your ability to be nimble and flexible?  How is your schedule showing your adaptability?  

Special Focus:
6/10 Sun oppose Jupiter.  Big ideas get lost in the weeds   Find the spot in between and communicate your observations. 

Gibbous Moon
June 13 2019 
9:57am PDT 

Focus on:  How are you refining your ability to scrutinize?   How are you organizing your dead weight?   How are you coming up with a plan to remove the dead or debris so you can focus on the future?  How are you getting laser about what works and what does not work?   

Special focus
6/13 Mars trine Neptune  Actions based on faith.  Putting intuition to work.  
6/14 Mars oppose Saturn.   Holding on to comfort  when perhaps responsibility in the world needs your attention  Or visa versa.  
6/16 Mercury trine Neptune.  What is spirit telling you?  What is your intuition telling you? 
6/16 Mercury oppose Saturn  cold communication.  Critical thinking is a bit harsh. 
6/16 Jupiter square Neptune  (see above) 

Let's Talk Neptune!

Let’s talk Neptune! 

Jupiter Square Neptune  June 16 8:21 am PST
Saturn  Sextile Neptune  June 18 4:46am  PST
Neptune Retrograde  June 21 7:35am PST 

Neptune spends a little less than half of every year retrograde. So, on one hand Neptune retrograde is ‘ho hum, you again?’   As we know Neptune moved into Pisces in 2011 and will remain in Pisces until 2026.  The Neptune in Pisces era speaks to our humanitarian, faith and artistic natures.  Matters of the greater heart, meaning issues beyond a loved one are pronounced.   Not for profit, charity and health Care are all Neptune in Pisces.   So, is oil and oceans and flooding.   Okie dokey.   

Of course, Neptune’s greatest asset is faith and spirituality and greatest downfall is deceit or delusion.  What is interesting is that 2019 has only two aspects of the outer planets and both involve Neptune.   Jupiter is squaring Neptune and Saturn sextile Neptune.   The first round for both aspects was in January.   Now we do round two and this time it is right before Neptune turns retrograde.   On June 16 Jupiter squares Neptune and on June 18 Saturn sextile Neptune then on June 21 about an hour before the summer solstice Neptune tells the world, “Hey I’m going backwards to deepen my understanding of all things Pisces”.  
In the mundane world during mid June we should look to the news for stories of hypocrisy. Jupiter in Sag will call ‘horseshit’ on anyone claiming to be something they are not and Neptune in Pisces will dissolve things that are not for the greater good even if everyone is shouting they are for the greater good.  Jupiter in Sag is all about truth and for sure the truth may set some people free but defining truth will take a little nuance.  

Saturn on the other hand will bring structure and discipline to those issues that better humanity.  Watch the news for stories that appear where people came together and improved a dire situation in a real way.  On a personal level anyone with planets around 15-18 degrees of mutable sign (Gemini, Virgo, Sag & Pisces) could find themselves pulled to do the right thing. A moral bell will go off, “This is not right, I gotta do something.”   Welcome to Jupiter and Neptune.  But the hard work of whatever that moral bell tells you will pay off knowing you were the right person at the right time and the concrete effort with concrete results will bring confidence.   “I got this one” will be your future comment knowing you have been here before.   

Some of us may want to watch our dreams around the middle of the month for some insights.  And of course our intuition could be very high.  If you gut is talking to you---Listen.    Let’s see where we all land with our gut radar when Neptune stations direct on November 27 at 15 Pisces 55.    And before that date we will have the final Jupiter Square Neptune on Sept 21 and the final Saturn sextile Neptune on Nov 8.   Lots to be revealed.   

Monday, June 3, 2019

Gemini New Moon June 3

Nothing says Gemini New Moon than a lapful of foster kittens!

Well, I apologize for being about six hours into Gemini New Moon and just now getting the article up. I was a bit busy with four little kittens that needed fostering.   And the truth, this old Sag gal needed to foster them as much as they needed us.  

How are you being flexible?  How are you adapting?   May I suggest a boxful of kitten will help. Lol. In the meantime, here's the article.   Happy New Moon.  Purr.