In the Stars June 9-16, 2019…shining light on the astrology of the week

Venus has just entered the sign of Gemini tropically. See the list at the end of the blog of “Ten Things to Do with Venus in Gemini.” The Sun continues to shine in Gemini, the mutable air sign that symbolizes curiosity, communication, and connection. Learn something new, spark your curiosity, take short trips to explore new things, and connect with siblings. Much of this week the Moon is void of course: most of Monday and Wednesday, and Friday afternoon and evening. This is a week to plan your activities carefully, if you want to make the most of each day. These times when the Moon is void are not good for meetings, interviews, or decisions, as there is no angular energy. Things do not come together. It is best to use these times for inconsequential tasks like cleaning, filing, gardening, or reading, Plan meetings and shopping for Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday or Sunday.

My sister Paula suggested that my blog include a fun fact, and this is a perfect time to introduce one, with the Sun in the New Moon phase of Gemini, and Venus in Gemini as well. Gemini is about learning facts, and trivia is an expression of Gemini. People with strong Gemini energy make excellent tour guides as they are curious and knowledgeable about the world around them. This first fun fact was submitted by Paula, who has Sun and Moon conjunct in Gemini.

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A mutable Grand Cross (Sun in Gemini, Moon in Virgo, Jupiter in Sagittarius, and Neptune in Pisces) pattern on Sunday 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. Use the benefic Saturn-Moon trine Sunday evening to help you 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, 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.

Tuesday is an irritable day in many respects from morning until night. Now how can we respond to an irritating day when we know this in advance? First, get some vigorous exercise to work out your own tension and boost your good feelings.  A morning meditation would also help. Next, loosen up, and make sure your sense of humor button is turned up high. See what you can learn from disagreements, and if life takes you in a different direction or detour, be curious rather than irritated. Challenge yourself to handle this day well with grace and kindness.

Wednesday is yet another challenging day colored by difficult lunar squares to Saturn and Pluto. Mars and the North Node are conjunct, a fiery combination that reveals karmic issues. The Moon is void of course for most of the day and evening from 8:15 a.m. through 9:02 p.m. This is not a day for meetings or decisions. Rather, it is a day to plod through routine, inconsequential tasks and to keep things simple. There are some positive aspects to help offset the challenging energy (Moon-sextile-Jupiter and Moon-trine-Sun). We can make some strides.

We are jolted by something jagged or surprising, or perhaps just an out-of-the-box idea on Thursday morning! A Mars-Neptune trine pushes us toward our vision and greatest strengths. The Moon is in mystical Scorpio. Dive deep, listen to your feelings, and expect profound realizations and results.

Mars opposes Saturn on Friday, an aspect that symbolizes a stand-off—and calls on us to slow down and attend to duties, honor and accept delays, and temper our progress with careful attention to detail. Otherwise, the day is full of numerous benefic aspects, contributing to a positive, productive day. The Moon is void of course at 12:45 for the rest of the day. With the Moon in Scorpio, we want to take some space. Weekend socializing is best on Saturday night, while on Friday you would be satisfied to dive into a deep book or watch a thriller on your own.

Thankfully, the Moon moves into optimistic, sunny Sagittarius early Saturday morning and for the rest of the weekend. We are uplifted and drawn to a glorious hike or outdoor adventure. It is also a good day to make summer travel plans. This buoyant energy calls for a joyous evening social gathering.

Father’s Day Sunday is another optimistic Sag Moon day infused with aspects/activity. Mercury-trine-Neptune gives vision and fuels the imagination. Write poetry or write about your dreams. Mercury-opposite-Saturn calls for discernment. Jupiter-square-Neptune challenges us to be creative, and to see the big picture in the small challenges. The Moon is bright, culminating in a Full Moon early Monday morning.

The Full Moon early Monday combines with Jupiter, symbolizing positivity and excess, and is square to Neptune. With Jupiter and Neptune in the mix in this Full Moon we can imagine new possibilities—new places to travel, new ideas to explore, and greater beauty to create. Set your sights big and wide, and allow your imagination to soar. Where would you like to go? What new worlds would you like to open up for yourself? The Moon moves into taciturn Capricorn Monday morning at 9:13 a.m. PDT. After a slow Monday morning beginning, we’re off to a solid start to the work week.

Fun Fact: Origin of CALIFORNIA – unknown, but speculated: Called by Cortez Caliente Fornalla, or “hot furnace,” on account of its climate.

Ten Things to Do with Venus in Gemini

  1. Go to a library book sale or second-hand store and buy some books that lead you in new directions.
  2. Exercise flexibility in relationship.
  3. Energize your social life. It’s time for conversation and connection.
  4. Acknowledge the various expressions of love in your everyday life.
  5. Write letters.
  6. Take short trips to enjoy the beauty in your neighborhood.
  7. Visit a neighborhood art gallery or exhibit.
  8. Host a neighborhood gathering
  9. Connect with aunts, uncles, or cousins.
  10. Think (and act) more flexibly with money matters—learn something new by listening to a book on tape about finances (you can get it from your local library) while driving.

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The Week in Short

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.

Tuesday: Irritable day. Exercise, meditate, and be kind.

Wednesday: Moon VoC all day from 8:15 a.m. to 9:02 p.m. Challenging energies abound, we can make some strides if focused on inconsequential tasks.

Thursday: Push toward your vision. Dive deep and let your feelings be your guide.

Friday: Slow down and attend to responsibilities.

Saturday: Optimistic, sunny day for an outing.

Sunday: Bright and happy day fueled with inspiration. Open to creative expression.

Monday: Full Moon in Sagittarius encourages opening to new worlds. Then Moon in Capricorn helps us get off to a solid start with the work week and get a lot accomplished.



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:

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)

Monday, July 1: 2:48 p.m. – 6:24 p.m. (Moon into Cancer)

Wednesday, July 3: 7:25 a.m. – 8:19 p.m. (Moon into Leo)

Thursday, July 4 at 11:24 p.m. through Friday, July 5 at 9:25 p.m. (Moon into Virgo)

Sunday, July 7: 9:50 a.m. – 11:07 p.m. (Moon into Libra)

GMT (Greenwich Mean Time):

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)

Monday, July 1 at 21:48 through Tuesday, July 2 at 1:24 (Moon into Cancer)

Wednesday, July 3 at 14:25 through Thursday, July 4 at 3:19 (Moon into Leo)

Friday, July 5 at 6:24 through Saturday, July 6 at 4:25 (Moon into Virgo)

Sunday, July 7 at 16:50 through Monday, July 8 at 6:07 (Moon into Libra)

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