In the Stars June 2-9, 2019…shining light in the astrology of the week: New Moon

The Sun continues to shine in Gemini, the mutable air sign that symbolizes curiosity, communication, and connection. This month, with the Sun and Mercury in Gemini, it is time to learn something new, to spark your curiosity, to take short trips to explore new things, and to connect with siblings. On a more serious note, Saturn and Pluto are conjunct the South Node in Capricorn, and Mars is approaching the North Node in opposition, in especially tight aspect with this group June 13-20. This combination of malefic, often difficult planets with the nodes, is volatile, dynamic, and demanding. This highly charged bundle of planetary energy can bring death and destruction, as we have seen with the extreme storms and tornadoes recently. Go slowly and carefully, and attend to your commitments and responsibilities. Be willing to let go of old, dysfunctional ways of being. It may be time for an extreme makeover.

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We are ready for an excursion on Sunday with the Moon in curious Gemini. A Venus-Pluto trine in earth signs helps us get a lot accomplished. This transit is active over several days, and is good for a deeper dive into improving our finances, as well as our love affairs. The Moon is dark just before tomorrow’s New Moon, so as we prepare for the week ahead Sunday evening, we may want to take some solitude.

A New Moon in Gemini on Monday signals a focus on reading, writing, speaking, and learning. Set some communication and learning goals for the month ahead. Browse at your local library or bookstore for summer reading and new ideas. Sign up for a community education course, and stretch yourself to learn something new.

We tune into our feelings on Tuesday with the Moon and Mercury moving into compassionate Cancer. We are drawn to comfort. We could use the energy of the benefic Moon-Uranus sextile to re-arrange our home, or to make contact with a relative who we have not seen or talked with in a while. Or we can shed new light on something we are feeling.

Wednesday may be an emotionally challenging day, beginning with an impatient Moon-Mars conjunction in the morning. Pressure builds throughout the day as the Moon moves into an opposition to Saturn and Pluto in the evening. We may need to face our fears and responsibilities, and we may have to handle emotional upsets. We are aided by a forgiving Moon-Neptune trine, and a nurturing Chiron-Ceres trine, which will help us deal with the day’s rough spots.

Thursday the Moon is void of course from 7:10 a.m. through 12:16 p.m. It could be difficult to get going on Monday, and energy may meander without direction. Set meetings for the afternoon, rather than the morning when it is better to stick to insignificant tasks. Something unexpected may throw your afternoon or evening off track.

The work week ends sunny, bright, and brilliant. A benefic Mercury-Uranus showers us with new ideas. Communication is electric. The playful Leo Moon makes benefic aspects to the Sun and Jupiter. Gather with fun friends to enjoy an upbeat, engaging Friday evening.

Do something fun with your children or grandchildren on Saturday morning and early afternoon while the Moon is in playful fire sign Leo. Midafternoon at 2:45 p.m. PDT the Moon moves into practical, let’s get-the-job done Virgo, starting the monthly period designed for cleaning and organizing. You could dive into one clean-up project late afternoon. With Venus’ move into affable Gemini, and the Moon-trine-Uranus, we’ll want to try a different restaurant or menu for dinner, or gather with some friends you don’t see often for new conversations.

A mutable Grand Cross (Sun in Gemini, Moon in Virgo, Jupiter in Sagittarius, and Neptune in Pisces) pattern gives us many options, and perhaps too much flexibility. The Virgo Moon beckons us to the many details that need to be addressed. Stay grounded, keep moving, and marvel at how much you have accomplished at the end of the day, and the end of this weekend. Use the benefic Saturn-Moon trine Sunday evening to help you plan and get organized for the week ahead.

We are buoyed by a Sun-Jupiter opposition on Monday which helps us stretch into goals and far-reaching possibilities. Early morning the Virgo Moon is trine Pluto, giving us the self-discipline to get strong exercise early in the morning, and the determination to get a lot accomplished the rest of the day. The Moon is void of course all day from 5:01 a.m. through 5:29 p.m. PDT, when the Moon moves into Libra and makes a benefic trine to Venus. Stick to routine tasks during the day and enjoy a beautiful dinner with your beloved in the evening.

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The Week in Short

Sunday: Plan to get a lot accomplished, and take a short excursion.

Monday: New Moon in Gemini. Set goals for the month ahead to learn something new.

Tuesday: Tune into feelings, and express compassion and caring.

Wednesday: Emotionally challenging day. Be nurturing and forgiving.

Thursday: Moon VoC 7:10 a.m. – 12:16 p.m. Stick to routine tasks in the morning.  Something unexpected may take you off course in the evening.

Friday: Sunny, brilliant day. Gather with friends for a fun evening.

Saturday: Go on a playful outing with children in the morning, and tackle a clean-up project in the afternoon. Do something different in the evening.

Sunday: Industrious, active day with many options. Get to work and get organized.

Monday: Moon VoC all day 5:01 a.m. -5:29 p.m. Stick to routine tasks. A lot can be accomplished. Then, relax and enjoy a fine dinner in the evening.


Ten Things to Do with the Venus in Taurus (May 15-June 8)

  1. Plant spring flowers in your garden
  2. Cook delicious food to delight your taste buds.
  3. Get a massage.
  4. Get a new hair style.
  5. Freshen your wardrobe.
  6. Spray a delightful scent such as rose water around your face.
  7. Add new inspiring music to your playlists.
  8. Put your financial records in good order.
  9. Sing–maybe karaoke?
  10. Adorn yourself with beautiful clothing and jewelry.


Moon Void-of-Course: This is the time when the Moon makes its last major angular aspect with a planet before it moves into the next zodiacal sign tropically. This void time, when the Moon is not aspecting a planet, but rather floating on its own, is a time when things don’t come together and it’s difficult to make good decisions. Purchases made during void Moons often turn out to be unsatisfactory and not work out. Appointments often don’t come together, and meetings don’t result in progress or sound, lasting decisions. We more easily get lost or meander in trying to get somewhere. The VoC Moon times for the next month are listed below so that you can plan meetings, decisions, and purchases at times when the Moon is not VoC; and use the void times for gardening, reading, and routine task work.

Void-of-Course Moon times for the month ahead (one lunar cycle) are:

Pacific Standard Time:

Tuesday, June 4: 8:42 a.m. – 9:17 a.m. (Moon into Cancer)

Thursday, June 6: 7:10 a.m. – 12:16 p.m. (Moon into Leo)

Saturday, June 8: 2:23 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. (Moon into Virgo)

Monday, June 10: 5:01 a.m. – 5:29 p.m. (Moon into Libra)

Wednesday, June 12: 8:15 a.m. – 9:02 p.m. (Moon into Scorpio)

Friday, June 14 at 12:45 p.m. through Saturday, June 15 at 2:03 a.m. (Moon into Sagittarius)

Monday, June 17: 1:31 a.m. – 9:13 a.m. (Moon into Capricorn)

Wednesday, June 19: 4:19 a.m. – 7:01 p.m. (Moon into Aquarius)

Friday, June 21 at 7:02 a.m. through Saturday, June 22 at 7:01 a.m. (Moon into Pisces)

Monday, June 24: 4:10 p.m. – 7:38 p.m. (Moon into Aries)

Thursday, June 27: 0:51 a.m. – 6:32 a.m. (Moon into Taurus)

Saturday, June 29: 11:38 a.m. – 2:09 p.m. (Moon into Gemini)

GMT (Greenwich Mean Time):

Saturday, June 1 at 22:52 through Sunday, June 2 at 11:48 (Moon into Gemini)

Tuesday, June 4: 15:42 – 16:17 (Moon into Cancer)

Thursday, June 6: 15:10 – 19:16 (Moon into Leo)

Saturday, June 8: 21:23 – 21:45 (Moon into Virgo)

Monday, June 10 at 12:01 through Tuesday, June 11 at 0:29 (Moon into Libra)

Wednesday, June 12 at 15:15 through Thursday, June 13 at 4:02 (Moon into Scorpio)

Friday, June 14 at 19:45 through Saturday, June 15 at 9:03 (Moon into Sagittarius)

Monday, June 17: 8:31 – 16:13 (Moon into Capricorn)

Wednesday, June 19 at 11:19 through Thursday, June 20 at 2:01 (Moon into Aquarius)

Friday, June 21 at 14:02 through Saturday, June 22 at 14:01 (Moon into Pisces)

Monday, June 24 at 23:10 through Tuesday, June 25 at 2:38 (Moon into Aries)

Thursday, June 27: 7:51 – 13:32 (Moon into Taurus)

Saturday, June 29: 18:38 – 21:09 (Moon into Gemini)

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