I have just returned from the United Astrology Conference (UAC) in Chicago where I attended classes on various aspects of astrology, including advanced techniques, financial, personality development, health, spirituality, and Vedic astrology. The field of astrology is vast, and there is an endless amount of knowledge to be gained. I feel renewed and inspired.
The Sun continues to shine in Gemini tropically, highlighting communication, community, and connection. Gemini is the sign of the zodiac that bridges Spring with Summer. An intense season of eclipses lies ahead with three eclipses on July 13, July 27, and August 11. These eclipses are engaged with the fiery planets Mars and Uranus. It is likely that a lot of aggression will be activated during this time. If you are making summer plans, consider that the energy is hot, impulsive, and feisty. It is best to lie low, not take risks, and keep things simple, especially during the peak of summer through July and into the first two weeks of August.
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We are energized by an early Sunday morning Moon-Mars conjunction. Get out early and exercise vigorously. Try something new. The Sun and Moon are in a benefic trine in friendly air signs. Sunday is a social day for connection and community.
The Aquarius Moon is void of course for the entire 24 hours of Monday in Pacific Daylight Time, This is not a jump-start Monday, or one for meetings or decision making. Rather, attend to routine, insignificant tasks. Aquarius symbolizes different points of view and different cultures, so choose a book or article to read that presents a different point of view from your usual, or take a walk to explore a different neighborhood than where you usually go. Make a donation to one of your favorite social causes.
Passions are stirred on Tuesday with Venus in Cancer opposite Pluto in Capricorn. The Pisces Moon makes benefic sextiles to Uranus and Saturn, We may be open to new ideas, and ground them in action.
Wednesday is packed with aspects and action. Some aspects are easy, and others are challenging. The planet Neptune plays a prominent role, as it forms challenging square aspects to the Sun, Moon, and Mercury. We may not be able to see the way clearly; relax into the fog. Allow your imagination to soar, and create some new ideas. Paint, sing, or dance. It would also be a good night to watch an imaginative movie.
Thursday is a dreamy day with the Moon void of course through 2:26 p.m., and then it bounces into Aries, the fire sign at the beginning of the zodiac. The void period is one for routine tasks such as gardening, reading, walking, or cleaning. Mars is conjunct the South Node, a fiery hot combination. Go easy and disengage from conflict if it presents. Meetings could be productive after 2:26 p.m. PDT, or you could lean into a new project.
A Moon-Saturn square in cardinal, action-oriented signs early Friday morning calls for engaging in productive work. Get some vigorous exercise, and then get going on your projects. Make the most of this high-energy day before the weekend sets in. The Mars-South Node conjunction is still prominent for a few more days, so be mindful of the potential for aggression and arguments, and steer away from trouble.
Saturday errands and shopping should be done before 12:37 p,m, PDT, when the Moon goes void of course. Then you could take a hike, bike ride, or attend to routine tasks. Expect something surprising in the late evening hours.
Sunday the Moon is in fixed earth sign Taurus where it is exalted. All things sensual are highlighted. The Moon trines Saturn in the morning, framing the day for work and productivity, As Taurus symbolizes gardening, plants, and food, it is a good day to plant flowers or vegetables, and cook a nourishing meal. You may want to cook several things for the week ahead, and listen to music while you work. A Moon-Mars square pushes us beyond our comfort zone, and a Moon-Jupiter opposition draws us to think big and aim for the stars.
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Sunday: Connect with friends and community.
Monday: Moon VoC all day. Attend to routine tasks, and be open to discovering something new.
Tuesday: Passionate day. Enjoy the beauty around you.
Wednesday: Imaginative day! Paint, dance, or sing.
Thursday: Dreamy, undefined energy while Moon is void of course until 2;26 p.m. PDT. Then spring into action. Aggressive energy abounds, so stay cool.
Friday: High-energy, productive day, with potential challenges.
Saturday: Do weekend errands and shopping in the morning. Moon VoC 12:37 p.m.-9:04 p.m. PDT.; turn to routine tasks.
Sunday: Practical, productive day.
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Ten Things to Do with the Venus in Cancer (May 20-June 14)
- Take a journey through old family photo albums.
- Call family together for a picnic.
- Take care of home maintenance.
- Make your home more comfortable.
- Pull out your family recipes and make some of your favorite family foods.
- Read a historical novel.
- Get together with siblings or relatives and share some family stories.
- Gaze at the Moon in the night sky.
- Honor your feelings.
- Express care through a card, call, or gift of food.
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:
Sunday, June 3 at 10:10 p.m. through Tuesday, June 5 at 3:53 a.m. (Moon into Pisces)
Wednesday, June 6 at 11:35 p.m. through Thursday, June 7 at 2:26 p.m. (Moon into Aries)
Saturday, June 9: 12:37 p.m.-9:04 p.m. (Moon into Taurus)
Monday, June 11: 8:29 p.m.-11:53 p.m. (Moon into Gemini)
Wednesday, June 13 at 12:43 p.m. through Thursday, June 14 at 0:20 a.m. (Moon into Cancer)
Friday, June 15 at 9:18 a.m. through Saturday, June 16 at 0:21 a.m. (Moon into Leo)
Sunday, June 17 at 8:25 p.m. through Monday, June 18 at 1:40 a.m. (Moon into Virgo)
Wednesday, June 20: 3:51 a.m.-5:29 a.m. (Moon into Libra)
Thursday, June 21 at 6:34 p.m. through Friday, June 22 at 12:11 p.m. (Moon into Scorpio)
Sunday, June 24: 7:00 a.m.-9:29 p.m. (Moon into Sagittarius)
Tuesday, June 26 at 5:54 a.m. through Wednesday, June 27 at 8:52 a.m. (Moon into Capricorn)
Friday, June 29: 1:57 a.m.-9:37 p.m. (Moon into Aquarius)
Sunday, July 1 at 3:56 p.m. through Monday, July 2 at 10:31 a.m. (Moon into Pisces)
Monday, June 4 at 6:10 through Tuesday, June 5 at 11:53 (Moon into Pisces)
Thursday, June 7: 7:35 – 22:26 (Moon into Aries)
Saturday, June 9 at 20:37 through Sunday, June 10 at 5:04 (Moon into Taurus)
Tuesday, June 12: 4:29 – 7:53 (Moon into Gemini)
Wednesday, June 13 at 20:43 through Thursday, June 14 at 8:20 (Moon into Cancer)
Friday, June 15 at 17:18 through Saturday, June 16 at 8:21 (Moon into Leo)
Monday, June 18: 4:25 – 9:40 (Moon into Virgo)
Wednesday, June 20: 11:51 – 13:29 (Moon into Libra)
Thursday, June 21 at 6:34 p.m. through Friday, June 22: 2:34 – 20:11 (Moon into Scorpio)
Sunday, June 24 at 15:00 through Monday, June 25 at.5:29 (Moon into Sagittarius)
Tuesday, June 26 at 13:54 through Wednesday, June 27 at 16:52 (Moon into Capricorn)
Friday, June 29: at 9:57 .through Saturday, June 30 at 5:37 (Moon into Aquarius)
Sunday, July 1 at 23:56 through Monday, July 2 at 18:31 (Moon into Pisces)