In the Stars August 19-26, 2018…shining light on the astrology of the week

This week holds two beneficial trine aspects that color our world with good energy and possibilities: Jupiter-Neptune (Jupiter in Scorpio trine Neptune in Pisces), exact on Sunday, August 19, and Saturn-Uranus (Saturn in Capricorn trine Uranus in Taurus). Jupiter-Neptune is an uplifting, visionary, artistic aspect that can lift our spirits. Saturn-Uranus is a combination that can discover and innovate, and apply practical structure and grit to manifest brilliant, breakthrough ideas.

The Sun is in playful Leo for a few more days, and then shifts to practical, hard-working earth sign Virgo on August 22. After summer fun and leisure, it’s back to school and back to work. Mercury has just turned direct. Communication will start to clear, though Mercury is still in its shadow until September 2.

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Sunday’s big cosmic event is the exact trine of Jupiter and Neptune. This other-worldly, creative energy is amplified by benefic lunar aspects to Mercury and Venus. Think big and colorful, and imagine how you could realize some of your big dreams. The fiery Sagittarius Moon ignites a sense of adventure.

We are lucky to be gifted with another day warmed by the sunny Sagittarius Moon on Monday, which is in a flowing trine to the Sun in fixed fire Leo. Light the beginning of your work week with the glow of this warm, brilliant, luminous energy.

Tuesday and Wednesday are powerful work days when a lot can be accomplished. The Moon is in action-oriented cardinal earth Capricorn where it is industrious and goal-oriented. Tuesday this hard-working Moon forms an Earth Grand Trine with Uranus and Saturn. Tuesday is my daughter Sophia’s 29th birthday!

Wednesday the Sun ingresses into hard-working Virgo. The Capricorn Moon conjuncts powerful Pluto, and makes benefic sextiles to Neptune and Jupiter. If you have a goal or a project to be started, or moved forward, Tuesday and Wednesday are two excellent days to give your focused energy, attention, and muscle to the tasks.

Thursday is an edgy day, and may bring some irritations. A Moon-Mars conjunction begins a short void of course Moon period Thursday morning from 7:19 a.m. to 9:56 a.m. It may be hard to get focused, so allow yourself to follow your energy where it wants to go until the Moon moves into Aquarius at 9:56 a.m. A Moon-Uranus square in the afternoon may take us off course, or present some surprises. The Moon conjuncts the South Node later, adding the third edgy alignment to the day; however, with the Moon in air sign Aquarius, we may be able to detach from the entanglements. Go slowly and carefully on Thursday, think outside of the box, and temper frustrations that may come your way.

The Virgo Sun loves to create order out of chaos. The Aquarius Moon loves to create chaos out of order. Thus, the day’s energies are mixed with tendencies toward order and chaos. By evening the Moon is forming a sweet trine to Venus. Make it a social evening with friends.

Saturday the Moon is void of course all day in Aquarius. This is not a definitive day for shopping or decision making. However, the Virgo Sun forms a Grand Earth trine with Saturn in Capricorn and Uranus in Taurus. This would be a good day to make great strides with a project, or to put your finances in order and consider how you can create more wealth.

The Full Moon in Pisces lights the sky on Sunday. The Pisces Moon makes benefic sextiles to Uranus and Saturn, infusing the Grand Earth Trine with even more benefic energy. This is yet another glorious day with great promise. Imagine, be inspired, and create!

Mars turns stationary direct on Monday, after having been in retrograde motion for two months. Our energy is now in forward motion. Visionary, expansive planets combine in benefic aspects to color this day with vision and beauty. Be inspired, and position yourself in forward motion.

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Contact Cathy for astrological readings/consultations at: ccoleman829@gmail.com

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Sunday: Imagine how you will realize your dreams.

Monday: Warm, sunny, glowing day.

Tuesday: Powerful work day.

Wednesday: Apply, focus, attention,  and muscle to get a lot accomplished.

Thursday: Edgy day. Think outside the box and temper frustrations.

Friday: Themes of order and chaos combine in a mixed day. Meet friends for a social evening.

Saturday: Moon VoC all day. Sun forms grand earth trine;  a lot can be accomplished.

Sunday: Glorious, creative day with great promise.

Monday: Mars turns direct. Visionary, beautiful day to move things forward.

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Ten Things to Do with Venus in Libra (August 6-September 9)

  1. Set a beautiful table.
  2. Spruce up your wardrobe. Let go of any clothing that you don’t like or that does not enhance your beauty.
  3. If you have a mate or partner, make special dates for quality time together.
  4. If you don’t have a mate or partner, amp up your social life with close friends.
  5. Venus in Libra wants to relate, so share your sparkle and enthusiasm with everyone you meet.
  6. Be kind and gracious.
  7. Mediate or negotiate your differences if you have something that is discordant in your life.
  8. Accept social invitations.
  9. Host a party yourself, and beautify your home for the occasion.
  10. Bring your life into better balance.

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, August 20: 4:47 p.m. – 8:59 p.m. (Moon in Capricorn)

Thursday, August 23: 7:19 a.m. – 9:56 a.m. (Moon into Aquarius)

Friday, August 24 at 9:39 p.m. through Saturday, August 25 at 10:32 p.m. (Moon into Pisces)

Tuesday, August 28: 6:54 a.m. – 9:35 a.m. (Moon into Aries)

Thursday, August 30: 4:04 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. (Moon into Taurus)

Saturday, September 1 at 10:56 p.m. through Sunday, September 2 at 1:02 a.m. (Moon into Gemini)

Monday, September 3 at 11:37 p.m. through Tuesday, September 4 at 5:04 a.m. (Moon into Cancer)

Thursday, September 6: 5:43 a.m.-6:54 a.m. (Moon into Leo)

Saturday, September 8: 6:31 a.m. – 7:29 a.m. (Moon into Virgo)

Monday, September 10: 8:12 a.m. – 8:20 a.m. (Moon into Libra)

Tuesday, September 11 at 3:57 p.m. through Wednesday, September 12 at 11:15 a.m. (Moon into Scorpio)

Friday, September 14: 1:54 a.m. – 5:45 p.m. (Moon into Sagittarius)

Sunday, September 16 at 4:15 p.m. through Monday, September 17 at 4:07 a.m. (Moon into Capricorn)

GMT (Greenwich Mean Time):

Tuesday, August 21: 0:47 – 4:59 (Moon in Capricorn)

Thursday, August 23: 15:19 – 17:56 (Moon into Aquarius)

Saturday, August 25 at 5:39 through Sunday, August 26 at 6:32 (Moon into Pisces)

Tuesday, August 28: 14:54 – 17:35 (Moon into Aries)

Friday, August 30: 0:04 – 2:30 (Moon into Taurus)

Sunday, September 2: 6:56 – 9:02 (Moon into Gemini)

Tuesday, September 4: 7:37 – 13:04 (Moon into Cancer)

Thursday, September 6: 13:43 – 14:54 (Moon into Leo)

Saturday, September 8: 14:31 – 15:29 (Moon into Virgo)

Monday, September 10: 16:12 – 16:20 (Moon into Libra)

Wednesday, September 12: 0:57 – 19:15 (Moon into Scorpio)

Friday, September 14 at 9:54 through Saturday, September 15 at 1:45 (Moon into Sagittarius)

Monday, September 17: 0:15 – 12:07 (Moon into Capricorn)

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In the Stars August 12-19, 2018…shining light on the astrology of the week

This week’s highlight is the perfecting Jupiter-Neptune trine (Jupiter in Scorpio and Neptune in Pisces), exact on Sunday, August 19. This is an uplifting, visionary, artistic aspect that can lift our spirits. This is the last week that the Sun is in playful Leo. Family vacations are almost over, and we are preparing for a new school year that will correspond with the Sun moving into Virgo tropically on August 22.

Mercury is still retrograde until Saturday, August 18. This period is a time to reflect, review, reconsider, revise—and reboot. It is also a time when things break down and need repair. Communication is prone to confusion. So, check plans and arrangements twice, and be patient with mix-ups.

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Retrograde Mars crosses back into Capricorn on Sunday where it is exalted, grounded, and strong. The Virgo Moon makes benefic aspects to Uranus, Saturn, Jupiter, and Neptune. Not a leisurely Sunday, rather this is a day to get moving and get your life in order. The wind is at your back for a productive day. Harness this energy and produce results!

Monday is a clear and productive work day with the Moon continuing to shine in efficient and effective Virgo. Get organized, and tackle your lingering “to do” list. You can make a lot of headway with the Moon in benefic trine aspect to determined planets Pluto and Mars. It is easy to power through your task list.

The Moon is in Libra Tuesday and Wednesday, aligning with Libra’s ruler, Venus, to sweeten the day with graciousness and beauty. Tuesday is nice and easy. The alignments support sorting out relationship issues cooperatively and tactfully.

Wednesday’s planetary alignments are more caustic, perhaps presenting some challenging interpersonal situations. Yet, these edgy aspects push us toward action, and promote creative expression.

An early morning Moon-Uranus opposition Thursday may take us out of our usual routine and present something unexpected. Emotions run strong on Thursday and Friday, fueled by a Scorpio Moon. Thursday, Jueves, Jupiter’s Day, generally is one of the fortunate, positive days of the week. The planets align to deal honestly with relationship issues (Juno trine Pluto).

Friday is buoyed by an early morning conjunction of the Moon with Jupiter, quickly followed by the Moon’s benefic trine to Neptune. The Moon ignites this powerful, positive, visionary, creative Jupiter-Neptune trine that perfects on Sunday. Friday, Viernes, is Venus’ day. Allow yourself to be inspired through meditation, a walk in nature, dance, or by some music you love. Then, express that inspiration in your work, with people you meet, and with a creative offering.

Bounce out of bed early and seize this sunny Saturday, colored by a Sagittarius Moon. Answer the call to adventure. Mercury turns direct; communication will begin to clear and improve over the next few days.

Sunday’s big cosmic event is the exact trine of Jupiter and Neptune. This other-worldly, creative energy is amplified by benefic lunar aspects to Mercury and Venus. Think big and colorful, and imagine how you could realize some of your big dreams.

We are lucky to be gifted with a third day warmed by the sunny Sagittarius Moon on Monday, which is in a flowing trine to the Sun in fixed fire Leo. Color the beginning of your work week with the glow of this warm, brilliant, luminous energy.

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Last week I reported that I was meeting a friend for dinner Tuesday when the Moon was void of course, along with Mercury being retrograde. Normally I don’t make appointments when the Moon is void. My friend, Pat, is a reader of this column, so we both knew the diffuse energy of the evening. Pat called me at 4:30 to say that she had the time confused and had arrived more than an hour early. I then missed my ferry connection by less than a minute, and had to wait for the next ferry. Pat had wandered off to do some shopping while waiting for me, taking advantage of arriving early, and then time got away from her while shopping. We then did meet up for dinner together, and had a delightful evening. Knowing the planetary alignments might not foster a firm and timely connection allowed us both to ease into the flow of missteps in the evening’s plans, and afforded us a wonderful evening in spite of the wobbly start.

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Contact Cathy for astrological readings/consultations at: ccoleman829@gmail.com

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Saturday: Solar Eclipse in Leo conjunct Mercury and Pallas Athena. Set intentions for more play and creativity in your life.

Sunday: Get to work and put your life in order.

Monday: Efficiency and productivity come easy; seize the day to get a lot accomplished.

Tuesday: The day is blessed with ease and grace.

Wednesday: Interpersonal matters may need to be addressed. Edgy energy that provokes action.

Thursday: Emotions run deep with an unexpected start to the day.

Friday: Be inspired, and share your inspiration with others.

Saturday: Answer the call to adventure.

Sunday: Jupiter trine Neptune is the big cosmic event. Imagine how you will realize your dreams.

Monday: Warm, sunny, glowing day.

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Ten Things to Do with Venus in Libra (August 6-September 9)

  1. Set a beautiful table.
  2. Spruce up your wardrobe. Let go of any clothing that you don’t like or that does not enhance your beauty.
  3. If you have a mate or partner, make special dates for quality time together.
  4. If you don’t have a mate or partner, amp up your social life with close friends.
  5. Venus in Libra wants to relate, so share your sparkle and enthusiasm with everyone you meet.
  6. Be kind and gracious.
  7. Mediate or negotiate your differences if you have something that is discordant in your life.
  8. Accept social invitations.
  9. Host a party yourself, and beautify your home for the occasion.
  10. Bring your life into better balance.

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, August 13: 9: 37 p.m.-9:57 p.m. (Moon into Libra)

Thursday, August 16: 0:56 a.m. – 1:54 a.m. (Moon into Scorpio)

Saturday, August 18: 8:07 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. (Moon into Sagittarius)

Monday, August 20: 4:47 p.m. – 8:59 p.m. (Moon in Capricorn)

Thursday, August 23: 7:19 a.m. – 9:56 a.m. (Moon into Aquarius)

Friday, August 24 at 9:39 p.m. through Saturday, August 25 at 10:32 p.m. (Moon into Pisces)

Tuesday, August 28: 6:54 a.m. – 9:35 a.m. (Moon into Aries)

Thursday, August 30: 4:04 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. (Moon into Taurus)

Saturday, September 1 at 10:56 p.m. through Sunday, September 2 at 1:02 a.m. (Moon into Gemini)

Monday, September 3 at 11:37 p.m. through Tuesday, September 4 at 5:04 a.m. (Moon into Cancer)

Thursday, September 6: 5:43 a.m.-6:54 a.m. (Moon into Leo)

Saturday, September 8: 6:31 a.m. – 7:29 a.m. (Moon into Virgo)

GMT:

Saturday, August 11 at 10:58 through Sunday, August 12 at 4:59 (Moon into Virgo)

Monday, August 13: 17: 37 – 17:57 (Moon into Libra)

Thursday, August 16: 8:56 – 9:54 (Moon into Scorpio)

Saturday, August 18: 16:07 – 17:45 (Moon into Sagittarius)

Tuesday, August 21: 0:47 – 4:59 (Moon in Capricorn)

Thursday, August 23: 15:19 – 17:56 (Moon into Aquarius)

Saturday, August 25 at 5:39 through Sunday, August 26 at 6:32 (Moon into Pisces)

Tuesday, August 28: 14:54 – 17:35 (Moon into Aries)

Friday, August 30: 0:04 – 2:30 (Moon into Taurus)

Sunday, September 2: 6:56 – 9:02 (Moon into Gemini)

Tuesday, September 4: 7:37 – 13:04 (Moon into Cancer)

Thursday, September 6: 13:43 – 14:54 (Moon into Leo)

Saturday, September 8: 14:31 – 15:29 (Moon into Virgo)

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In the Stars August 5-12, 2018…shining light on the astrology of the week

The day after the recent Total Lunar Eclipse, this was the headlining post in The Quartz Daily Brief (qz.com) on Saturday, July 28th:

The world is suffering from extreme weather. Heatwaves have killed 50 in Canada and 80 in Japan, caused drought in Germany and Scandinavia, set record temperatures in Algeria, Morocco, and Oman, and left the UK looking brown from space. The heat has spurred wildfires that have claimed at least 80 lives in Greece, melted electrical wires in California, and forced Sweden to call for international help. This is not normal. (qz.com)

These examples of extreme weather are not surprising, given the extremely hot, combust energy of the current eclipse storm of two solar and one lunar eclipse, and the fiery, combust planetary alignments with them.

This was the headlining post in The Quartz Daily Brief (qz.com) on Saturday, July 28th, the day after the total lunar eclipse:

The world is suffering from extreme weather. Heatwaves have killed 50 in Canada and 80 in Japan, caused drought in Germany and Scandinavia, set record temperatures in Algeria, Morocco, and Oman, and left the UK looking brown from space. The heat has spurred wildfires that have claimed at least 80 lives in Greece, melted electrical wires in California, and forced Sweden to call for international help. This is not normal. (qz.com)

These examples of extreme weather are not surprising, given the extremely hot, combust energy of the recent total lunar eclipse. Retrograde out-of-bounds Mars was conjunct the South Node in Aquarius of the lunar eclipse, and the Sun was conjunct the North Node in Leo. There are now 19 wildfires in California! Events resulting from eclipses may occur up to three months before or after the actual eclipse. Ahead of us this next week is the third of the three eclipses, another solar eclipse on Saturday, August 11.

The Sun is now in Leo, the fixed fire sign that symbolizes children, recreation, and all things creative. The next three weeks call us to family vacations and play. If you have been thinking about expressing your artistic self, take some time out from your work routine, light your creative spark, and express yourself with music, dance, or a visual art project.

Mercury is still retrograde until August 18. This period is a time to reflect, review, reconsider, and revise. It is also a time when things break down and need repair. Communication is prone to confusion. So, check plans and arrangements twice, and be patient with mix-ups.

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Sunday offers a generative day, sporting a Grand Earth Trine (Moon in Taurus, Pluto in Capricorn, and Venus in Virgo). We can attend to practical matters with ease and grace, and get a lot accomplished. The Moon shifts into the chatty, mutable air sign Gemini at 6:32 p.m. After a solid, nourishing, productive day, make it a social evening. Catch up on the news, and read a good book before you turn out the lights.

On Monday Venus moves into Libra for the next month until September 8. Relationships are highlighted, and love is in the air. (See 10 Things to Do with Venus in Libra at the end of this post.) With the Moon in curious Gemini, the Sun in creative Leo, and Venus in connecting Libra, the day is social—perfect energy for the meeting of one of my social groups of women friends. You will want to connect with others, and do something fun and stimulating.

Tuesday the Moon is void of course all day and evening until 9:01 p.m. PDT. Uranus turns retrograde and joins five other planets in retrograde: Mercury, Mars, Saturn, Neptune, and Pluto, making six planets in retrograde motion. This is a lot of retrograde, inward energy for re-thinking and re-working plans and ideas. This is not a time for clear outer expression and moving things forward. When planets are stationary, and turning direction, their symbolic energy is amplified. Thus, the day may be full of unexpected twists and turns, and perhaps a breakthrough. Mercury will be the first of the retrograde planets to go direct on August 19, so for the next two weeks we are definitely in a re-thinking, re-working, re-vising mode. Venus trines Mars, making for a positive exchange of ideas, especially of the masculine/feminine. I am meeting a friend for dinner that evening, and I’ll have to remind her that when we are trying to meet with a void Moon, as well as Mercury retrograde, we may have to contend with traffic delays or unusual circumstances that make it difficult to meet at the appointed time. The planetary energy does not support easy meetings, so when you do something in spite of the energy you have to be more mindful, and open to things not working as crisply and clearly as usual.

Against the backdrop of an emotional, familial Cancer Moon, Wednesday is a productive, demanding, expansive day. The Cancer Moon forms a Grand Water Trine with Jupiter and Neptune in the evening, which may soften rough edges. It is an active day, full of potential, and the vision of life’s best offerings.

You will be challenged on Thursday by the day’s difficult aspects, starting with Pluto’s opposition to the Moon in the morning, an edgy Venus-Saturn square, and a Moon-Mars opposition. Don’t be surprised if you meet a few tests and challenges. One bright aspect is Mercury conjunct Pallas Athena, so let’s focus on the creativity and artistry of that alignment to handle the rest of the day’s frustrating energy. Shine your light on some of the best expressions of the Cancer Moon: nurturing, cooking, and gardening. The Moon is dark, so we want to draw inward, especially with the looming Solar Eclipse. Settle into your nest for the evening.

The Leo Moon conjuncts the North Node on Friday, just before it aligns with the Sun in the third and last eclipse of this series early Saturday morning. The day’s alignments are again testy, though not as strong as yesterday’s. You will likely feel overextended, and tempers may flare. Keep your day as simple and easy as possible.

Saturday’s early morning Solar Eclipse begins an 18-hour period when the Moon is void of course. This last eclipse of the year in sunny Leo invites us to bring more play and delight into our lives. Set new intentions wherever Leo is in your horoscope; if you don’t know, set some intentions around lightening up and embracing your creative self.

Retrograde Mars crosses back into Capricorn on Sunday where it is exalted, grounded, and strong. The Virgo Moon makes benefic aspects to Uranus, Saturn, Jupiter, and Neptune. This is not a leisurely Sunday. This is a day to get moving and get your life in order. The wind is at your back for a productive day. Harness this energy and make it so!

Monday is a clear and productive work day with the Moon in efficient and effective Virgo. Get organized and tackle your lingering “to do” list. You can make a lot of headway with the Moon trine both determined planets Pluto and Mars. It is easy to power through your task list.

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Contact Cathy for astrological readings/consultations at: ccoleman829@gmail.com

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Sunday: Grand Earth Trine supports a productive day to tend to practical matters.

Monday: Energetic, fun, social day.

Tuesday: Moon VoC all day and evening, and Uranus turns retrograde. Expect the unexpected, and focus your energy on insignificant, routine tasks.

Wednesday: Active day of mixed energy, but full of potential.

Thursday: Challenging planetary alignments combined with the dark Moon in Cancer. Draw inward and settle into your nest.

Friday: The Moon aligns with the North Node, just before tomorrow’s Solar Eclipse. Take it easy and enjoy a sweet and simple evening at home.

Saturday: Solar Eclipse in Leo conjunct Mercury and Pallas Athena. Set intentions for more play and creativity in your life.

Sunday: Get to work and put your life in order.

Monday: Efficiency and productivity come easy; seize the day to get a lot accoplished.

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Ten Things to Do with Venus in Libra (August 6-September 9)

  1. Set a beautiful table.
  2. Spruce up your wardrobe. Let go of any clothing that you don’t like or that does not enhance your beauty.
  3. If you have a mate or partner, make special dates for quality time together.
  4. If you don’t have a mate or partner, amp up your social life with close friends.
  5. Venus in Libra wants to relate, so share your sparkle and enthusiasm with everyone you meet.
  6. Be kind and gracious.
  7. Mediate or negotiate your differences if you have something that is discordant in your life.
  8. Accept social invitations.
  9. Host a party yourself, and beautify your home for the occasion.
  10. Bring your life into better balance.

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, August 5: 4:46 p.m.-6:32 p.m. (Moon into Gemini)

Tuesday, August 7: 0: 55 a.m. – 9:01 p.m. (Moon into Cancer)

Thursday, August 9: 4:20 a.m. – 9:18 p.m. (Moon into Leo)

Saturday, August 11: 2:58 a.m. – 8:59 p.m. (Moon into Virgo)

Monday, August 13: 9: 37 p.m.-9:57 p.m. (Moon into Libra)

Thursday, August 15: 0:56 a.m. – 1:54 a.m. (Moon into Scorpio)

Saturday, August 18: 8:07 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. (Moon into Sagittarius)

Monday, August 20: 4:47 p.m. – 8:59 p.m. (Moon in Capricorn)

Thursday, August 23: 7:19 a.m. – 9:56 a.m. (Moon into Aquarius)

Friday, August 24 at 9:39 p.m. through Saturday, August 25 at 10:32 p.m. (Moon into Pisces)

Tuesday, August 28: 6:54 a.m. – 9:35 a.m. (Moon into Aries)

Thursday, August 30: 4:04 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. (Moon into Taurus)

Saturday, September 1 at 10:56 p.m. through Sunday, September 2 at 1:02 a.m. (Moon into Gemini)

GMT:

Monday, August 6: 0:46 – 2:32 (Moon into Gemini)

Tuesday, August 7 at 8:55 through Wednesday, August 8 at 5:01 (Moon into Cancer)

Thursday, August 9 at 12:20 through Friday, August 10 at 1:18 (Moon into Leo)

Saturday, August 11 at 10:58 through Sunday, August 12 at 4:59 (Moon into Virgo)

Monday, August 13: 17: 37 – 17:57 (Moon into Libra)

Thursday, August 15: 8:56 – 9:54 (Moon into Scorpio)

Saturday, August 18: 16:07 – 17:45 (Moon into Sagittarius)

Tuesday, August 21: 0:47 – 4:59 (Moon in Capricorn)

Thursday, August 23: 15:19 – 17:56 (Moon into Aquarius)

Saturday, August 25 at 5:39 through Sunday, August 26 at 6:32 (Moon into Pisces)

Tuesday, August 28: 14:54 – 17:35 (Moon into Aries)

Friday, August 30: 0:04 – 2:30 (Moon into Taurus)

Sunday, September 2: 6;56 – 9:02 (Moon into Gemini)

 

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In the Stars July 29-August 5, 2018…shining light on the astrology of the week

This was the headlining post in The Quartz Daily Brief on Saturday, July 28th, the day after the total lunar eclipse:

The world is suffering from extreme weather. Heatwaves have killed 50 in Canada and 80 in Japan, caused drought in Germany and Scandinavia, set record temperatures in Algeria, Morocco, and Oman, and left the UK looking brown from space. The heat has spurred wildfires that have claimed at least 80 lives in Greece, melted electrical wires in California, and forced Sweden to call for international help. This is not normal. (qz.com)

These examples of extreme weather are not surprising, given the extremely hot, combust energy of Friday’s lunar eclipse, and the fact that events resulting from eclipses may occur up to three months before or after the actual eclipse. Retrograde out-of-bounds Mars was conjunct the South Node in Aquarius, and the Sun was conjunct the North Node in Leo.  Uranus continues to lurk close enough by square aspect to make us accident-prone, but it may also result in some amazing surprises.

The Sun is now in Leo, the fixed fire sign that symbolizes children, recreation, and all things creative. The next three weeks call us to family vacations and play. If you have been thinking about expressing your artistic self, now is the time to light your creative spark and get going.

Mercury is now retrograde until August 18. This period is a time to reflect, review, reconsider, and revise. It is also a time when things break down and need repair. Communication is prone to confusion. So, check plans and arrangements twice, and be patient with mix-ups.

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Sunday the Moon is void of course. Plans are not likely to come together, so you may as well sink into reading a good book, or puttering wherever your energy takes you. At 4:28 p.m. PDT the Moon moves into dreamy Pisces. Celebrate that you’ve made it through this turbulent week! Chill out and watch a movie. Take a relaxing hot bath, get to bed early, and catch some dreams.

Monday is a tranquil, optimistic day, welcome after the intensity of last week and the heated energies yet to come this week. Get your week off to a sweet, inspiring start. Note what turns up in your dreams as you sleep Monday night through Tuesday morning. Vision and inspiration abound through a Moon-Neptune conjunction. While we would prefer to take the day off on Tuesday, we can lean gently into our work, guided by a benefic Moon-Pluto sextile. The Moon’s opposition to Venus in Virgo makes us more critical than usual, so put that tendency to good use perfecting something in your own life rather than focusing it on others.

The Moon bursts into fiery Aries early Wednesday morning. Get up and get going! It’s a great day to hit the gym and build your muscles. Be ready to rumble and tumble with Wednesday’s rocky offerings. Mars exactly squares Uranus, a volatile combo. The Moon makes an edgy square to Saturn. Lean into the demands of your work. Some relief comes through the benefic trine of the Sun and Moon in fire signs Leo and Aries.

Thursday is another rocky, rumbling day. The Aries Moon makes an edgy square to Pluto, along with the heat of the Mars-Uranus square. Be cautious. Yet, your can use this powerful energy to dive into a big, demanding project and make great strides.

The Moon is void of course Friday morning, making it tough to get going. Ease up on expectations, and take it easy. It has been a heavy-duty week so far. At 12:51 p.m. the Moon moves into Taurus tropically, where it is exalted, or highest functioning. All things sensual are highlighted for the weekend ahead. The Taurus Moon conjuncts Uranus and trines Saturn, symbolizing that we that we can break through boundaries and limitations with concrete actions. Lean into the possibilities in your life, and expect the unexpected.

The Taurus Moon beckons a practical weekend—one for gardening, cooking, and sprucing up your home to make it more beautiful and restful. Our thinking is expanded and our aims are stretched by the Moon-Jupiter conjunction. The Moon has other mixed alignments, both challenging and benefic, making for an active day of mixed blessings.

Sunday offers another productive day, sporting a Grand Earth Trine (Moon in Taurus, Pluto in Capricorn, and Venus in Virgo). We can attend to practical matters with ease and grace, and get a lot accomplished. The Moon shifts into the chatty, mutable air sign Gemini at 6:32 p.m. After a solid, nourishing day getting some things accomplished, make it a social evening. Catch up on the news, and read a good book before calling it a day.

On Monday Venus moves into Libra for the next month until September 8. Relationships are highlighted, and love is in the air. With the Moon in curious Gemini, the Sun in creative Leo, and Venus in connecting Libra, the day is social—perfect energy for the meeting of one of my social groups of women friends. You will want to connect with others, and do something fun and stimulating.

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Contact Cathy for astrological readings/consultations at: ccoleman829@gmail.com

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Sunday: Enjoy an easy Sunday. Moon VoC all day until 4:28 p.m. Make it a movie night, and get to bed early.

Monday: Tranquil, optimistic, sweet day.

Tuesday: With vision and inspiration, lean gently into your work.

Wednesday: Get up and get going, and be ready to rumble with the day’s rocky energy.

Thursday: Another rocky day. Dive into a big work project and make strides.

Friday: Moon VoC until 12:51 p.m. PDT. Break through limitations and open to possibilities.

Saturday: Active day of mixed energy. Time to cook, garden, and beautify.

Sunday: Grand Earth Trine supports a productive day to tend to practical matters.

Monday: Energetic, fun, social day.

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Ten Things to Do with Venus in Virgo (July 9-August 7)

1. Make your life shipshape.
2. Organize your work space.
3. Deep clean your home.
4. Take a self-improvement course.
5. Expand your work.
6. Do a 3-day cleanse.
7. Eat a pure diet during this time.
8. Amplify your health regime.
9. Read the book Neurogenesis Diet & Lifestyle: Upgrade Your Brain, Upgrade Your Life by Brant Cortright, or another book on diet or health.
10. Attend to the details in your job that call for attention.

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, July 29: 2:25 a.m. – 4:28 p.m. (Moon into Pisces)

Tuesday, July 31 at 3:42 p.m. through Wednesday, August 1 at 3:54 a.m. (Moon into Aries)

Thursday, August 2 at 7:52 p.m. through Friday, August 3 at 12:51 p.m. (Moon into Taurus)

Sunday, August 5: 4:46 p.m.-6:32 p.m. (Moon into Gemini)

Tuesday, August 7: 0: 55 a.m. – 9:01 p.m. (Moon into Cancer)

Thursday, August 9: 4:20 a.m. – 9:18 p.m. (Moon into Leo)

Saturday, August 11: 2:58 a.m. – 8:59 p.m. (Moon into Virgo)

Monday, August 13: 9: 37 p.m.-9:57 p.m. (Moon into Libra)

Thursday, August 15: 0:56 a.m. – 1:54 a.m. (Moon into Scorpio)

Saturday, August 18: 8:07 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. (Moon into Sagittarius)

Monday, August 20: 4:47 p.m. – 8:59 p.m. (Moon in Capricorn)

Thursday, August 23: 7:19 a.m. – 9:56 a.m. (Moon into Aquarius)

Friday, August 24 at 9:39 p.m. through Saturday, August 25 at 10:32 p.m. (Moon into Pisces)

GMT:

Sunday, July 29 at 10:25 through Monday, July 30 at 0:28 (Moon into Pisces)

Tuesday, July 31 at 23:42 through Wednesday, August 1 at 11:54 (Moon into Aries)

Friday, August 3: 3:52 – 20:51  (Moon into Taurus)

Monday, August 6: 0:46 – 2:32 (Moon into Gemini)

Tuesday, August 7 at 8:55 through Wednesday, August 8 at 5:01 (Moon into Cancer)

Thursday, August 9 at 12:20 through Friday, August 10 at 1:18 (Moon into Leo)

Saturday, August 11 at 10:58 through Sunday, August 12 at 4:59 (Moon into Virgo)

Monday, August 13: 17: 37 – 17:57 (Moon into Libra)

Thursday, August 15: 8:56 – 9:54 (Moon into Scorpio)

Saturday, August 18: 16:07 – 17:45 (Moon into Sagittarius)

Tuesday, August 21: 0:47 – 4:59 (Moon in Capricorn)

Thursday, August 23: 15:19 – 17:56 (Moon into Aquarius)

Saturday, August 25 at 5:39 through Sunday, August 26 at 6:32 (Moon into Pisces)

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In the Stars July 22-29, 2018…shining light on the astrology of the week: Full Moon Lunar Eclipse

This week the planetary energy is hot and volatile. Tensions mount as we move toward the second of three eclipses, the Total Lunar Eclipse on Friday, July 27. Retrograde Mars is conjunct the South Node in Aquarius, forming a Full Moon Lunar Eclipse with the Sun conjunct the North Node in Leo.  Mars is out-of-bounds in declination, adding to the volatility. Uranus lurks close enough by square aspect to make us accident-prone, so go carefully and cautiously, and keep things simple. Use this strong energy to get lots of exercise and to make things happen, but watch your temper, and move slowly and carefully. Yet, catch some of the electric energy in the air to generate new thought and ideas. The Lunar Eclipse, with the nodes conjuncting the Sun and Moon at the Full Moon, gives us a good reason to look at the Moon. Yet, here is an article prompting us to look at the Moon every night, and soak in its magic and mystery: https://qz.com/1331163/the-lunar-eclipse-in-july-2018-is-a-reminder-to-look-at-the-moon-every-night/ .

The Sun is now in Leo, the fixed fire sign that symbolizes children, recreation, and all things creative. The month ahead is for family vacations and play. If you have been thinking about expressing your artistic self, now is the time to light your creative spark and get going.

Mercury goes retrograde on Wednesday, July 25 until August 18. This period is a time to reflect, review, reconsider, and revise. It is also a time when things break down and need repair. Communication is prone to confusion. So, check plans and arrangements twice, and be patient with mix-ups.

This week contains a lot of time when the Moon is void of course:  Tuesday through 2:49 p.m. PDT, Thursday all day and evening through early Friday morning, and again on Sunday all day until 4:28 p.m. PDT. These times are not good for meetings, shopping, or anything requiring decisions. The void Moon Is further complicated by Mercury being retrograde. During these times when the Moon is void it is best to focus on routine tasks such as gardening, clean-up, handling email, cooking, or reading.

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Relief comes Sunday as the Moon bounces into sunny Sagittarius, and the Sun moves into playful Leo. These luminaries in the fire signs propel us out of the hot, swampy waters of the past two days. Set out for a playful adventure, such as a summer concert. Enjoy the day! The world is looking much brighter.

Monday is an optimistic, energetic day, even though we may fell overextended, and our reality does not live up to our ideals (Moon is in T-square to Venus and Neptune). If you can go with the flow, the day can be artful and amazing.

The Moon is void of course from the wee hours of the morning through 2:49 p.m., an indefinite time when it is best to attend to routine tasks. As Mercury goes retrograde tomorrow, tie up loose ends. At 2:40 p.m. PDT the Moon moves into Capricorn and soon after conjuncts Saturn. Then it is time to get down to business. A trine from Uranus to the Moon/Saturn opens us up to surprises.

Wednesday is a powerful day. The Sun squares Uranus, so almost anything unexpected could happen. Be prepared to be steered off course. Mercury moves into its retrograde phase for the next three weeks until August 18.The Moon is in a benefic sextile to both Jupiter and Neptune. Our work is strong and demanding. Our vision is expansive and generative. Get ready for a great turning.

Early Thursday morning the Moon makes a dynamic conjunction with Pluto, and then is void of course all day—until early Friday morning. The Sun is opposite the Mars/South Node conjunction, a fiery hot alignment. With Mercury in its early retrograde cycle, the Moon void, the Sun/Mars/South Node in a heated aspect, and just hours before the Total Lunar Eclipse, this is highly charged heavy energy in which to lie low.

Friday’s Total Lunar Eclipse path is through Australia, Africa, the Middle East, South America, the eastern Caribbean, most of Europe, and the South Pacific, Indian and Atlantic Oceans. The turbulent energy in this eclipse could activate strong weather and social unrest. We have already seen the activation of this energy with the Thai Boys trapped in a cave for two weeks due to heavy storms, the capsizing of the duck boat in Branson, Missouri in a violent storm, and the continuous volcanic eruptions in Hawaii and Bali, and the tornadoes in the Midwest. While the actual extreme weather patterns are activated, this energy is also activated in our emotional lives. Keep things simple, and don’t take risks. Be cautious.

The load lightens on Saturday after the intense eclipse, though we may feel overextended and frazzled from yesterday’s onslaught. Take time to relax. Share a summer picnic with friends.

Sunday is another day when the Moon is void of course. I’m already feeling it, as I’ve had several invitations and can’t decide what to do with the day! Plans are not likely to come together, so you may as well sink into reading a good book, and puttering wherever your energy takes you. At 4:28 p.m. PDT the Moon moves into dreamy Pisces. Celebrate that you’ve made it through this turbulent week! Chill out and watch a movie. Take a relaxing hot bath, get to bed early, and catch some dreams.

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Contact Cathy for astrological readings/consultations at: ccoleman829@gmail.com

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Sunday: Sunny, buoyant day. Set out for a fun adventure.

Monday: Even though you feel overextended, go with the flow.

Tuesday: Moon VoC until 2:40 p.m. PDT. Attend to routine tasks while the Moon is void, and then late afternoon, tackle your serious work demands. Be open to surprises.

Wednesday: Mercury moves retrograde until August 19. Things may get confused. Expect the unexpected.

Thursday: Fiery, volatile day, with Moon VoC all day and evening. Keep things simple and easy.

Friday: High turbulence. Total Lunar Eclipse! Be careful and cautious.

Saturday: The load lightens a little. Spend time with friends.

Sunday: Enjoy an easy Sunday. Moon VoC all day until 4:28 p.m. Make it a movie night, and get to bed early.

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Ten Things to Do with Venus in Virgo (July 9-August 7)

1. Make your life shipshape.
2. Organize your work space.
3. Deep clean your home.
4. Take a self-improvement course.
5. Expand your work.
6. Do a 3-day cleanse.
7. Eat a pure diet during this time.
8. Amplify your health regime.
9. Read the book Neurogenesis Diet & Lifestyle: Upgrade Your Brain, Upgrade Your Life by Brant Cortright, or another book on diet or health.
10. Attend to the details in your job that call for attention.

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, July 22: 2:18 a.m. – 3:12 a.m. (Moon into Sagittarius)

Tuesday, July 24: 1:22 a.m.-2:49 p.m. (Moon into Capricorn)

Thursday, July 26 at 6:41 a.m. through Friday, July 27 at 3:41 a.m. (Moon into Aquarius)

Sunday, July 29: 2:25 a.m. – 4:28 p.m. (Moon into Pisces)

Tuesday, July 31 at 3:42 p.m. through Wednesday, August 1 at 3:54 a.m. (Moon into Aries)

Thursday, August 2 at 7:52 p.m. through Friday, August 3 at 12:51 p.m. (Moon into Taurus)

Sunday, August 5: 4:46 p.m.-6:32 p.m. (Moon into Gemini)

Tuesday, August 7: 0: 55 a.m. – 9:01 p.m. (Moon into Cancer)

Thursday, August 9: 4:20 a.m. – 9:18 p.m. (Moon into Leo)

Saturday, August 11: 2:58 a.m. – 8:59 p.m. (Moon into Virgo)

Monday, August 13: 9: 37 p.m.-9:57 p.m. (Moon into Libra)

Thursday, August 15: 0:56 a.m. – 1:54 a.m. (Moon into Scorpio)

Saturday, August 18: 8:07 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. (Moon into Sagittarius)

GMT:

Sunday, July 22: 10:18 –11:12 (Moon into Sagittarius)

Tuesday, July 24: 9:22 – 22:49 (Moon into Capricorn)

Thursday, July 26 at 14:41 through Friday, July 27 at 11:41 (Moon into Aquarius)

Sunday, July 29 at 10:25 through Monday, July 30 at 0:28 (Moon into Pisces)

Tuesday, July 31 at 23:42 through Wednesday, August 1 at 11:54 (Moon into Aries)

Friday, August 3: 3:52 – 20:51  (Moon into Taurus)

Monday, August 6: 0:46 – 2:32 (Moon into Gemini)

Tuesday, August 7 at 8:55 through Wednesday, August 8 at 5:01 (Moon into Cancer)

Thursday, August 9 at 12:20 through Friday, August 10 at 1:18 (Moon into Leo)

Saturday, August 11 at 10:58 through Sunday, August 12 at 4:59 (Moon into Virgo)

Monday, August 13: 17: 37 – 17:57 (Moon into Libra)

Thursday, August 15: 8:56 – 9:54 (Moon into Scorpio)

Saturday, August 18: 16:07 – 17:45 (Moon into Sagittarius)

 

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In the Stars July 15-22, 2018…shining light on the astrology of the week

We are now in the eclipse high season. A Solar Eclipse occurred on July 13, to be followed by a Lunar Eclipse July 27, and another Solar Eclipse August 11. Retrograde Mars is conjunct the South Node, exact on Friday, the 20th, indicating a potent, volatile time, especially as Mars is out-of-bounds in declination. Uranus lurks close enough by square aspect to make us accident-prone, so go carefully and cautiously, and keep things simple. Use this strong energy to get lots of exercise and to make things happen, but watch your temper, and stay cool.

Mercury goes retrograde soon on July 25, and we are already in its shadow phase. Finish travel plans, and tie up decisions and loose ends in the coming week before the Mercury retrograde period July 25-August 18.

The Sun is in its last days in Cancer, the sign symbolizing home and family. Friday and Saturday the Moon is in Scorpio, stirring emotions. These are days to garner your awareness, as we are more emotionally volatile than usual, especially with the added heat of the Mars/South Node conjunction. Uranus forms an edgy square aspect to the Mars/South Node conjuncation, creating a particularly explosive energy. Be awake, and plan these days carefully, taking some time out for yourself.

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Sunday morning will be off to a slow start with the Moon void of course until 10:31 a.m. PDT when the Moon moves into Virgo. This Virgo Moon forms a Grand Earth Trine to Saturn and Uranus, creating a productive, fortunate stage for weekend chores, and tasks that need to be completed, with a few surprises possibly in the mix.   Organization and efficiency come easy, so use this energy to get ready for the week ahead.

Seize the day on Monday to put your life in order. You can accomplish a lot with drive and efficiency, buoyed by a Moon-Jupiter sextile, and the inspiration of a Moon-Neptune opposition. Whistle while you work, and amaze yourself at all you can accomplish.

The Virgo Moon’s industrious energy is still with us on Tuesday morning, though the Moon is void of course until 12:42 p.m. Then the Moon glides into copasetic Libra. The Libra Moon’s aspects (square to Saturn and trine to Mars) push us toward action and accomplishment in the afternoon and evening.

Wednesday is fairly quiet on the cosmic front. Against the backdrop of the Libra Moon, take some easy time, and socialize with good friends. A romantic dinner in a lovely setting is the perfect expression of this day’s energies. The late night is agitated by a Pluto-Moon square, so get to bed early before you get cranky.

Thursday is edgy, framed by a T-square with a first-quarter Moon that opposes Uranus. Put this challenging energy to good use; lean into a project, and give it the works. You may also realize some brilliant insights. The Moon is void of course all afternoon through 6:13 p.m. PDT, so it is best not to try to accomplish anything requiring decisions or definitive plans. The Moon-Uranus opposition may influence a change in your course. Expect the unexpected.

The Sun winds through its last days in water sign Cancer on Friday and Saturday, while the Moon dives deep in the murky waters of fixed water sign Scorpio. Emotions run deep these two days. We need to go easy, and take more time for ourselves. The steamy Scorpio Moon forms a tense square aspect to the fiery conjunction of retrograde Mars conjunct the South Node. This volatile aspect occurs between the solar and lunar eclipses, adding fuel to the fire. These are stressful days, so keep things simple, and be especially awake and conscious. The load is lightened a little Friday evening as the Moon conjuncts Jupiter and trines Neptune. Let your imagination soar.

Relief comes Sunday as the Moon bounces into sunny Sagittarius, and the Sun moves into playful Leo. These luminaries in the fire signs propel us out of the hot, swampy waters of the past two days. Set out for a playful adventure, such as the free summer concert of the San Francisco Symphony in Stern Grove. Enjoy the day! The world is looking much brighter.

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Contact Cathy for astrological readings/consultations at: ccoleman829@gmail.com

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Sunday: Productive day for the efficient fulfillment of tasks and chores.

Monday: Get organized and get your life in order.

Tuesday: Moon VoC until 12:42 p.m. PDT, but routine tasks can be accomplished with the last of the industrious Virgo Moon.

Wednesday: Easy, social day.

Thursday: Edgy day, but a lot can be accomplished. Moon is VoC 12:52-6:13 p.m. PDT, when you should avoid making decisions.

Friday: Hot, steamy, emotional day.

Saturday: Another hot, steamy, emotional day. Take time for yourself and stay cool.

Sunday: Sunny, buoyant day. Set out for a fun adventure.

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Ten Things to Do with Venus in Virgo (July 9-August 7)

1. Make your life shipshape.
2. Organize your work space.
3. Deep clean your home.
4. Take a self-improvement course.
5. Expand your work.
6. Do a 3-day cleanse.
7. Eat a pure diet during this time.
8. Amplify your health regime.
9. Read the book Neurogenesis Diet & Lifestyle: Upgrade Your Brain, Upgrade Your Life by Brant Cortright, or another book on diet or health.
10. Attend to the details in your job that call for attention.

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:

Saturday, July 14 at 4:12 p.m. through Sunday, July 15 at 10:31 a.m. (Moon into Virgo)

Tuesday, July 17: 3:49 a.m. – 12:42 p.m. (Moon into Libra)

Thursday, July 19: 12:52 p.m.-6:13 p.m. (Moon into Scorpio)

Sunday, July 22: 2:18 a.m. – 3:12 a.m. (Moon into Sagittarius)

Tuesday, July 24: 1:22 a.m.-2:49 p.m. (Moon into Capricorn)

Thursday, July 26 at 6:41 a.m. through Friday, July 27 at 3:41 a.m. (Moon into Aquarius)

Sunday, July 29: 2:25 a.m. – 4:28 p.m. (Moon into Pisces)

Tuesday, July 31 at 3:42 p.m. through Wednesday, August 1 at 3:54 a.m. (Moon into Aries)

Thursday, August 2 at 7:52 p.m. through Friday, August 3 at 12:51 p.m. (Moon into Taurus)

Sunday, August 5: 4:46 p.m.-6:32 p.m. (Moon into Gemini)

Tuesday, August 7: 0: 55 a.m. – 9:01 p.m. (Moon into Cancer)

Thursday, August 9: 4:20 a.m. – 9:18 p.m. (Moon into Leo)

Saturday, August 11: 2:58 a.m. – 8:59 p.m. (Moon into Virgo)

GMT:

Sunday, July 15: 0:12 – 18:31 (Moon into Virgo)

Tuesday, July 17: 11:49  – 20:42 (Moon into Libra)

Thursday, July 19 at 20:52 through Friday, July 20 at 2:13 (Moon into Scorpio)

Sunday, July 22: 10:18  – 11:12 (Moon into Sagittarius)

Tuesday, July 24: 9:22 – 22:49 (Moon into Capricorn)

Thursday, July 26 at 14:41 through Friday, July 27 at 11:41 (Moon into Aquarius)

Sunday, July 29 at 10:25 through Monday, July 30 at 0:28 (Moon into Pisces)

Tuesday, July 31 at 23:42 through Wednesday, August 1 at 11:54 (Moon into Aries)

Friday, August 3: 3:52 – 20:51  (Moon into Taurus)

Monday, August 6: 0:46 – 2:32 (Moon into Gemini)

Tuesday, August 7 at 8:55 through Wednesday, August 8 at 5:01 (Moon into Cancer)

Thursday, August 9 at 12:20 through Friday, August 10 at 1:18 (Moon into Leo)

Saturday, August 11 at 10:58 through Sunday, August 12 at 4:59 (Moon into Virgo)

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In the Stars July 8-15, 2018…shining light on the astrology of the week: New Moon Solar Eclipse

A Solar Eclipse, the first of three eclipses, occurs on July 13, to be followed by a Lunar Eclipse July 27, and another Solar Eclipse August 11. Mars is conjunct the South Node, indicating a potent, volatile time, especially as Mars is out-of-bounds in declination. Use this strong energy to get lots of exercise and to make things happen, but watch your temper and stay cool.

Jupiter turns direct on Tuesday, after a four-month retrograde period. We can now move forward with big ideas and projects. Make the most of the next two weeks before Mercury turns retrograde on July 25.

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Sunday is a soft, dreamy day, as the Sun trines Neptune. The planetary alignments invite a day at the beach or an afternoon watching movies, or meditative walk in nature. When the Moon makes a benefic trine to powerful Pluto early Sunday evening, it is time to get organized and plot the week ahead.

Monday is a day of mixed energy. The Moon moves into Gemini tropically at 9:58 a.m. PDT. We may feel stretched with a feeling of too much to do as a result of Mercury- square-Jupiter. We can feel scattered by the curious, gregarious Gemini Moon. A contradiction is Venus’ move into Virgo for the next few weeks until August 8, where it desires simplicity, order, and attention to detail. Gemini has a short attention span, so allow yourself to flow with Monday’s offerings and possibilities.

After a four-month retrograde spin, Jupiter is stationary, moving forward on Tuesday. When planets are stationary, their symbolism is amplified. Jupiter symbolizes expansion, opportunity, travel, and positivity. We are optimistic and idealistic. We can now move forward with ideas and projects. Make hay while the Sun shines for the next two weeks before Mercury goes retrograde on July 25.

Venus makes a benefic trine to Uranus on Wednesday in earth signs Taurus and Virgo, opening up new possibilities for romance, as well as new perspectives on values and preferences. We may want to make some changes with spending habits. The Moon is in Cancer, opposing Saturn, drawing us toward work and responsibility, and also a focus on home and family.

The first of three consecutive eclipses, a partial Solar Eclipse, forms on Thursday with a New Moon at 20:41 degrees of Cancer, exactly opposite powerful Pluto. The South Node conjuncts Mars, a fiery hot combination. However, Neptune and Jupiter make benefic trines to the eclipse, giving vision and hope. Take it easy, and keep it simple on this significant, potentially transformative day.

The playful Leo Moon is welcome on Friday after the intensity of the eclipse. Venus trines Saturn, bringing sensibility and practicality to purchases and financial matters. This Venus-Saturn trine is also useful for ironing out interpersonal issues.

Saturday is framed for play. Use the creative Moon-Mercury conjunction to think up some new flavors of fun, and make it a pleasurable, relaxing day.

Sunday morning will be off to a slow start with the Moon void of course until 10:31 a.m. PDT when the Moon moves into Virgo. This Virgo Moon forms a Grand Earth Trine to Saturn and Uranus, creating a productive, fortunate stage for weekend chores, and tasks that need to be completed, with a few surprises possibly in the mix.   Organization and efficiency come easy, so use this energy to get ready for the week ahead.

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Contact Cathy for astrological readings/consultations at: ccoleman829@gmail.com

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Sunday: Easy, dreamy, pleasurable day. Efficiently plan the week ahead.

Monday: Mixed energies offer opportunities and challenges. Be curious and conversational. Venus into Virgo.

Tuesday: Jupiter stationary direct. The day is expansive and full of possibilities.

Wednesday: Attend to work and responsibilities. Surprises in romance.

Thursday: Partial Solar Eclipse at 20:41 Cancer. Powerful day filled with vision and hope. Keep it simple.

Friday: Sensible, practical day for attending to financial matters. Relationship issues can be worked out.

Saturday: Relax and have a fun, enjoyable day.

Sunday: Productive day for the efficient fulfillment of tasks and chores.

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Ten Things to Do with Venus in Virgo (July 9-August 7)

1. Make your life shipshape.
2. Organize your work space.
3. Deep clean your home.
4. Take a self-improvement course.
5. Expand your work.
6. Do a 3-day cleanse.
7. Eat a pure diet during this time.
8. Amplify your health regime.
9. Read the book Neurogenesis Diet & Lifestyle: Upgrade Your Brain, Upgrade Your Life by Brant Cortright, or another book on diet or health.
10. Attend to the details in your job that call for attention.

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, July 9: 9:10 a.m.- 9:58 a.m. (Moon into Gemini)

Tuesday, July 10 at 1:01 p.m. through Wednesday, July 11 at 10:59 a.m. (Moon into Cancer)

Thursday, July 12 at 7:48 p.m. through Friday, July 13 at 10:31 a.m. (Moon into Leo)

Saturday, July 14 at 4:12 p.m. through Sunday, July 15 at 10:31 a.m. (Moon into Virgo)

Tuesday, July 17: 3:49 a.m. – 12:42 p.m. (Moon into Libra)

Thursday, July 19: 12:52 p.m.-6:13 p.m. (Moon into Scorpio)

Sunday, July 22: 2:18 a.m. – 3:12 a.m. (Moon into Sagittarius)

Tuesday, July 24: 1:22 a.m.-2:49 p.m. (Moon into Capricorn)

Thursday, July 26 at 6:41 a.m. through Friday, July 27 at 3:41 a.m. (Moon into Aquarius)

Sunday, July 29: 2:25 a.m. – 4:28 p.m. (Moon into Pisces)

Tuesday, July 31 at 3:42 p.m. through Wednesday, August 1 at 3:54 a.m. (Moon into Aries)

Thursday, August 2 at 7:52 p.m. through Friday, August 3 at 12:51 p.m. (Moon into Taurus)

Sunday, August 5: 4:46 p.m.-6:32 p.m. (Moon into Gemini)

GMT:

Monday, July 9: 17:10 – 17:58 (Moon into Gemini)

Tuesday, July 10 at 21:01 through Wednesday, July 11 at 18:59 (Moon into Cancer)

Friday, July 13: 3:48 – 18:31 (Moon into Leo)

Sunday, July 15: 0:12 – 18:31 (Moon into Virgo)

Tuesday, July 17: 11:49  – 20:42 (Moon into Libra)

Thursday, July 19 at 20:52 through Friday, July 20 at 2:13 (Moon into Scorpio)

Sunday, July 22: 10:18  – 11:12 (Moon into Sagittarius)

Tuesday, July 24: 9:22 – 22:49 (Moon into Capricorn)

Thursday, July 26 at 14:41 through Friday, July 27 at 11:41 (Moon into Aquarius)

Sunday, July 29 at 10:25 through Monday, July 30 at 0:28 (Moon into Pisces)

Tuesday, July 31 at 23:42 through Wednesday, August 1 at 11:54 (Moon into Aries)

Friday, August 3: 3:52 – 20:51  (Moon into Taurus)

Monday, August 6: 0:46 – 2:32 (Moon into Gemini)

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In the Stars July 1-8, 2018…shining light on the astrology of the week

We draw closer to the season of eclipses occurring on July 13, July 27, and August 11. Mars is conjunct the South Node, indicating a potent, volatile time. Use this strong energy to get lots of exercise and to make things happen, but watch your temper and stay cool.

Monday and Tuesday are soft, easy days. Wednesday is the one day when the Moon is void of course all day. When the Moon is void, it is not aspecting any planets.  It is best to read, clean, garden, and attend to routine, more inconsequential matters. Thursday and Friday harbor great productivity. Then, the weekend is made for experiencing pleasure.

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After a demanding work week, we can engage with friends, and relax somewhat. Explore something new on Sunday, and after the Moon goes void of course at 3:56 p.m. PDT, relax and shake off the week. Look back at all you have accomplished during the past week, and ease into the holiday week ahead. Get ready for the work week on Sunday evening, and lay out your clothes for Monday, as the Moon is void of course on Monday morning until 10:31 AM.

It can be difficult to get going on Monday morning, due to the void Moon. If you’ve prepared well the night before, you will be fine. Otherwise, it can be difficult to decide what to wear and to pack up for the work day’s needs. The Moon is in dreamy Pisces after 10:31 a.m., and it makes soft, benefic aspects to Saturn and Uranus. Go with the flow and seize whatever opportunities Monday sends your way.

We are inspired and uplifted on Tuesday by the soft, sweet Pisces Moon’s benefic aspects to Sun, Jupiter, and Neptune. These planets form a Grand Trine in water signs, holding us gently in emotional waters of kindness, sensitivity, and well-being. All seems well when you allow yourself to soak up these energies. Dream of possibilities, and feel the support around you.

The Moon is void of course all day Wednesday. While you can bask in some of yesterday’s glow, the day is not made for meetings, decisions, or accomplishments. The dreamy, soft focus is good for taking care of your garden, reading a book, and taking in a movie. Chiron is stationary retrograde.  Give yourself a good rest in anticipation of Thursday’s energetic day.

Bounce out of bed and get moving early on Thursday. The Moon is in fiery Aries, making us want to get up and go! The days holds several mixed aspects, a Mars-Mercury opposition being one of them. Think twice before speaking, as this is an aspect prone to verbal aggression. A Sun-Jupiter trine gives courage and confidence. Use it wisely.

The Aries Moon sports another bold day on Friday. The energies are brassy and edgy, due to lunar squares to the Sun and Pluto. Lean into this edgy energy and take on a challenge, but avoid power struggles that may arise.

All things sensual are highlighted Saturday and Sunday, as the Moon is in Taurus. Take a walk in nature, enjoy delicious food, listen to inspiring music, and set your sight on visual pleasures. The Taurus Moon conjuncts Uranus and makes a benefic trine to Saturn. Change can be made in a disciplined manner. You can break out of ruts. To get started, intentionally set a goal to change a habit that you could better live without.

Sunday is a soft, dreamy day, as the Sun trines Neptune. The planetary alignments invite a day at the beach or an afternoon watching movies, or another meditative walk in nature. When the Moon makes a benefic trine to powerful Pluto early Sunday evening, it is time to get organized and plot the week ahead.

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Contact Cathy for astrological readings/consultations at: ccoleman829@gmail.com

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Sunday: Gather with friends, and enjoy a relaxing, easy evening.

Monday: Go with the flow, and seize the day’s opportunities.

Tuesday: Inspired, uplifting, emotionally supportive day.

Wednesday: Moon VoC all day. Attend to routine tasks, and give yourself a rest.

Thursday: Get moving and make things happen. Think twice before speaking.

Friday: Bold, brassy, edgy day. Take on a challenge.

Saturday: Change can be made in a disciplined manner. Please your senses.

Sunday: Easy, dreamy, pleasurable day. In the evening, plan the week ahead.

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Ten Things to Do with Venus in Leo (June 13-July 10)

  1. Play with your children or grandchildren.
  2. Wear a smile and be joyful!
  3. Express appreciation.
  4. Adorn yourself with gold jewelry.
  5. Make a greeting card—and send it.
  6. Dance joyfully!
  7. Make life a game.
  8. Be generous.
  9. Update your wardrobe with bright colors.
  10. Enjoy a picnic that includes children, games, and fun!

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, July 1 at 3:56 p.m. through Monday, July 2 at 10:31 a.m. (Moon into Pisces)

Wednesday, July 4: 2:46 a.m.-9:50 p.m. (Moon into Aries)

Saturday, July 7: 0:09 a.m. – 5:51 a.m. (Moon into Taurus)

Monday, July 9: 9:10 a.m.- 9:58 a.m. (Moon into Gemini)

Tuesday, July 10 at 1:01 p.m. through Wednesday, July 11 at 10:59 a.m. (Moon into Cancer)

Thursday, July 12 at 7:48 p.m. through Friday, July 13 at 10:31 a.m. (Moon into Leo)

Saturday, July 14 at 4:12 p.m. through Sunday, July 15 at 10:31 a.m. (Moon into Virgo)

Tuesday, July 17: 3:49 a.m. – 12:42 p.m. (Moon into Libra)

Thursday, July 19: 12:52 p.m.-6:13 p.m. (Moon into Scorpio)

Sunday, July 22: 2:18 a.m. – 3:12 a.m. (Moon into Sagittarius)

Tuesday, July 24: 1:22 a.m.-2:49 p.m. (Moon into Capricorn)

Thursday, July 26 at 6:41 a.m. through Friday, July 27 at 3:41 a.m. (Moon into Aquarius)

Sunday, July 29: 2:25 a.m. – 4:28 p.m. (Moon into Pisces)

GMT:

Sunday, July 1 at 23:56 through Monday, July 2 at 18:31 (Moon into Pisces)

Wednesday, July 4 at 10:46 through Thursday, July 5 at 5:50 (Moon into Aries)

Saturday, July 7: 8:09  – 13:51 (Moon into Taurus)

Monday, July 9: 17:10 – 17:58 (Moon into Gemini)

Tuesday, July 10 at 21:01 through Wednesday, July 11 at 18:59 (Moon into Cancer)

Friday, July 13: 3:48 – 18:31 (Moon into Leo)

Sunday, July 15: 0:12 – 18:31 (Moon into Virgo)

Tuesday, July 17: 11:49  – 20:42 (Moon into Libra)

Thursday, July 19 at 20:52 through Friday, July 20 at 2:13 (Moon into Scorpio)

Sunday, July 22: 10:18  – 11:12 (Moon into Sagittarius)

Tuesday, July 24: 9:22 – 22:49 (Moon into Capricorn)

Thursday, July 26 at 14:41 through Friday, July 27 at 11:41 (Moon into Aquarius)

Sunday, July 29 at 10:25 through Monday, July 30 at 0:28 (Moon into Pisces)

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In the Stars June 24-July 1, 2018…shining light on the astrology of the week: Full Moon

Mars turns retrograde this week on Tuesday, and Mars is also out-of-bounds, meaning it is beyond the Sun’s declination. When a planet stations, turning direction, its energy is amplified, and when it is out-of-bounds it is wild and excessive. Mars symbolizes action, movement, and heat. Mars and the South Node (known as Ketu in Vedic astrology) are closely aligned this week, and through mid-October. Mars/South Node opposes Venus/North Node. This combination is fiery hot, and prone to eruptions. We may encounter a lot of anger, so be careful not to provoke it. Fierce energy also can be used for good, to spark ideas, and to confront things that need to be addressed. We draw closer to the season of eclipses occurring on July 13, July 27, and August 11.  Use this strong energy to get lots of exercise and to make things happen, but watch your temper and stay cool.

Tuesday and Friday this coming week are days when the Moon is void of course all day. When the Moon is void, it is not aspecting any planets. Moon void of course periods are not good for decisions, as we cannot make sound, clear ones. Meetings do not come together, and purchases are usually not considered to be good ones at a later time. It is best to read, clean, garden, and attend to routine, more inconsequential matters. Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday harbor great productivity. The Full Moon on Wednesday combines with Saturn, the planet symbolizing work and responsibility, and then the Moon combines with powerful Pluto on Thursday and Friday. Line up your projects and intentions, and make the most of these three industrious days.

Again, repeated from last week, these eclipses are engaged with the fiery planets Mars and Uranus. It is likely that a lot of aggression will be activated in the coming few months. 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, July and into the first two weeks of August.

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Sunday is easy, supported by benefic trine aspects to Mercury and Pluto. Water the plants in your home and garden. Read a compelling book. Take some space for yourself. It’s the Sabbath, a day of rest supported by the cosmos. Enjoy!

We are fired up with optimism on Monday and Tuesday through the light of a Sagittarius Moon. Sagittarius is ruled by Jupiter, the planet that symbolizes abundance and good fortune. Jupiter’s only down side is that it can be excessive in everything it touches. Venus makes an edgy square to Jupiter, drawing us down this path of overextension and exaggeration, but if kept in check you can accomplish more than usual this day. Guard against too much self-indulgence. Put a bounce in your step, and get some outdoor exercise. The Sagittarius Moon backdrop continues on Tuesday, but the Moon is void of course all day and evening until 0:52 a.m. Wednesday PDT. Mars is stationary retrograde conjunct the South Node. When a planet is stationary its energy is amplified, so the next few days will be fiery hot, exaggerated as Mars conjuncts the South Node, and forms a tense T-square with Jupiter and Venus. So stay cool and go easy, and use this tension for creative projects and improvement. Tuesday is not a day for meetings or activities calling for decisions. Instead, use the day for routine tasks, or take time off from work and go on a bike ride.

The Capricorn Moon is Full on Wednesday, and shines its light on work. Saturn is closely conjunct the Moon, and thus opposite the Sun, so its symbolism of productivity, responsibility, and limitation color the day. Both Wednesday and Thursday are days of duty, with the Moon conjoining Pluto Thursday to Friday. Lean in, and work hard. Prioritize your projects and tasks, and challenge yourself to the max. You can use the power of the planets to made big strides. A Moon-Uranus trine on Wednesday gives us intuition and inspiration. Benefic lunar sextiles to Jupiter and Mars on Thursday add vision and insight to our work. Mercury enters playful Leo, sparking creativity and imagination. We have a third day on  Friday with a strong work theme, though the Moon is void of course all day from 1:57 a.m. to 9:37 p.m. PDT. Use this day to finish the projects and things you have been working on the past two days.

After three days of hard work, we can engage with friends, and relax somewhat on Saturday and Sunday. A Mercury-Uranus square lends itself to debate and edgy conversations. Saturday evening is framed for friendship; make it a social evening. Explore something new on Sunday, and after the Moon goes void of course at 3:56 p.m. PDT, relax and shake off the week. Look back at all you have accomplished during the past week, and ease into the holiday week ahead.

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Contact Cathy for astrological readings/consultations at: ccoleman829@gmail.com

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Sunday: Easy day. Kick back and take some time and space for yourself.

Monday: Put a bounce in your step, and reach for the stars.

Tuesday: Moon VoC all day. Attend to routine tasks, and get ready for hard work the rest of the week. Mars is stationary retrograde. Stay cool.

Wednesday: Full Moon in Capricorn (Sun in Cancer), conjunct Saturn, making it a day for hard work.

Thursday: Lean into another productive work day (Moon conjunct Pluto).

Friday: Yet another productive work day, but Moon is VoC all day, so finish projects and attend to routine tasks.

Saturday: Do something different with friends.

Sunday: Gather with friends, and enjoy a relaxing, easy evening.

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Ten Things to Do with Venus in Leo (June 13-July 10)

  1. Play with your children or grandchildren.
  2. Wear a smile and be joyful!
  3. Express appreciation.
  4. Adorn yourself with gold jewelry.
  5. Make a greeting card—and send it.
  6. Dance joyfully!
  7. Make life a game.
  8. Be generous.
  9. Update your wardrobe with bright colors.
  10. Enjoy a picnic that includes children, games, and fun!

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 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)

Wednesday, July 4: 2:46 a.m.-9:50 p.m. (Moon into Aries)

Saturday, July 7: 0:09 a.m. – 5:51 a.m. (Moon into Taurus)

Monday, July 9: 9:10 a.m.- 9:58 a.m. (Moon into Gemini)

Tuesday, July 10 at 1:01 p.m. through Wednesday, July 11 at 10:59 a.m. (Moon into Cancer)

Thursday, July 12 at 7:48 p.m. through Friday, July 13 at 10:31 a.m. (Moon into Leo)

Saturday, July 14 at 4:12 p.m. through Sunday, July 15 at 10:31 a.m. (Moon into Virgo)

Tuesday, July 17: 3:49 a.m. – 12:42 p.m. (Moon into Libra)

Thursday, July 19: 12:52 p.m.-6:13 p.m. (Moon into Scorpio)

Sunday, July 22: 2:18 a.m. – 3:12 a.m. (Moon into Sagittarius)

GMT:

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)

Wednesday, July 4 at 10:46 through Thursday, July 5 at 5:50 (Moon into Aries)

Saturday, July 7: 8:09  – 13:51 (Moon into Taurus)

Monday, July 9: 17:10 – 17:58 (Moon into Gemini)

Tuesday, July 10 at 21:01 through Wednesday, July 11 at 18:59 (Moon into Cancer)

Friday, July 13: 3:48 – 18:31 (Moon into Leo)

Sunday, July 15: 0:12 – 18:31 (Moon into Virgo)

Tuesday, July 17: 11:49  – 20:42 (Moon into Libra)

Thursday, July 19 at 20:52 through Friday, July 20 at 2:13 (Moon into Scorpio)

Sunday, July 22: 10:18  – 11:12 (Moon into Sagittarius)

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In the Stars June 17-24, 2018…shining light on the astrology of the week: Summer Solstice

The week is colored by a grand trine in water, highlighting emotions, intuition, and creativity. Jupiter is in Scorpio trine Neptune in Pisces, and trine Mercury and Pallas Athena in Cancer. Two major umbrella planetary alignments over the coming months encourage innovation. Uranus trines Saturn (in aspect through December 2018), and Jupiter trines Neptune (in aspect through September 2018). Uranus/Saturn combines innovation with practical structure. Jupiter/Neptune combines qualities of vision and expansion. The announcement this week that Elon Musk’s Boring Co. will build a high-speed transit between O’Hare Airport and downtown Chicago illustrate these energetic combinations. How can you encourage and ground your own creative, expansive ideas? Take advantage of these extraordinary energies; imagine and create!

Venus is closely conjunct the North Node, or Rahu, in Vedic astrology. Venus and Rahu are in Leo tropically, or Cancer in sidereal/Vedic astrology. Venus/Rahu-North Node gives rise to the power of women. This past week an African-American woman narrowly won the mayor’s race in San Francisco, and some 100 women Democrats and 25 women Republicans won in primary elections around the country.

The fiery hot combo Mars and the South Node (known as Ketu in Vedic astrology) are still closely aligned this week, and through mid-October. This combo is in a challenging square aspect to Uranus. Harsh, edgy, fiery energy is prone to eruptions. However, fiery energy can be used for good to spark ideas and to confront things that need to be addressed. We draw closer to an intense season of eclipses occurring on July 13, July 27, and August 11. Eclipse events are impossible to predict what will occur and exactly when, as they can occur up to three months before or after.

Again, repeated from last week, these eclipses are engaged with the fiery planets Mars and Uranus. It is likely that a lot of aggression will be activated in the coming few months. 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, July and into the first two weeks of August.

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The Leo Moon makes Sunday, Father’s Day, fun. Make it a playful day. As Leo loves to be appreciated, make a point to praise others, especially your father, and give yourself a pat on the back as well!

The work week is off to a healthy, efficient start with the Moon in Virgo Monday and Tuesday. Virgo loves to be healthy, so be sure adequate exercise is built into these days, and since you’re off to a great start, why not make exercise a priority this whole week?  The Virgo Moon is industrious and productive, even more so than usual, as it forms a Grand Earth Trine with Uranus in Taurus and Saturn in Capricorn. On a different note, Neptune is stationary, ready to turn retrograde for the next five months until November 25. When a planet stations, its energy is amplified; Neptune symbolizes vision, imagination, illusion, and intuition. It is not about precision and efficiency. This diverse combination of energy  can work together to broaden Virgo’s usual focus on details toward the big picture, and in the reverse, Neptune’s openness to the wide world of possibility can be focused by earth sign Virgo’s attention to the tasks at hand. Monday we can change the world—or at least make a big leap forward in our lives, supported by the Grand Trine in earth signs, and the Neptune station.

The overall energies of Monday carry over to Tuesday, continuing to blend heaven and earth, seeing the big picture while attending to details. A Jupiter-Mercury trine fosters an open mind and big ideas. Benefic aspects, combined with the contrasting planetary energies, make it a day full of big possibilities. Open to your intuition and be prepared to capture insight, beauty, and evolutionary ideas.

Wednesday morning is edgy as we face the challenges of a Moon-Saturn square, and also a Sun-Moon square. However, not to worry, as this is offset, or at least helped, by a benefic Mercury-Neptune trine. Imagination runs strong, and clever solutions to the day’s problems will be possible. Other benefic aspects to the Moon make for an overall beautiful, active day.

The Summer Solstice is Thursday, June 21, the day of the longest light of the year in the northern hemisphere, when the Sun ingresses tropically into Cancer. Venus is exactly opposite Mars, drawing the male and female principles of life together in tension. Passions run high, and love is in the air. The Moon forms an edgy square to both Mercury and Pluto. We could use these challenging aspects to confront issues through potentially difficult discussions. Mark this special day of the year with your own ritual.

The Moon is void of course Friday morning until noon Pacific Time (12:11 p.m. PDT exact) when the Moon moves into Scorpio for the weekend. The deep, dark Scorpio Moon favors a weekend of solitude and drawing inward, focusing on what deeply matters. With the Moon opposite Uranus, and the Sun sextile Uranus, expect some surprises and some revelations. Turn toward your most intimate relationship(s).

We are pushed to confront relational issues by the Moon, Venus, and Mars forming a tense T-square aspect. This aspect also can be creative, also, if you allow yourself to use the pushy energy for better solutions. The Moon-Jupiter conjunction give us optimism which goes a long way toward dealing well with the challenges before us.

Sunday is easy, supported by benefic trine aspects to Mercury and Pluto. Water the plants in your home and garden. Read a compelling book. Take some space for yourself. It’s the Sabbath. Enjoy!

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Contact Cathy for astrological readings/consultations at: ccoleman829@gmail.com

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Sunday: Light, easy playful day.

Monday: Productive, efficient, visionary day. Neptune stations retrograde.

Tuesday: Open your mind to big possibilities, and then to the tasks at hand. Put your life in order.

Wednesday: Edgy morning. Clever solutions are possible. Overall a beautiful day.

Thursday: Summer Solstice! Sun into Cancer. While challenging energies abound, celebrate this day of greatest light.

Friday: Moon VoC all morning, so tend to routine tasks. At 12:11 PM PDT Moon moves into Scorpio. Turn your attention to deep matters.

Saturday: Tensions mount, but optimism pushes us toward creative solutions.

Sunday: Easy day. Kick back and take some time and space for yourself.

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Ten Things to Do with Venus in Leo (June 13-July 10)

1. Play with your children or grandchildren.

2. Wear a smile and be joyful!

3. Express appreciation.

4. Adorn yourself with gold jewelry.

5. Make a greeting card—and send it.

6. Dance joyfully!

7. Make life a game.

8. Be generous.

9. Update your wardrobe with bright colors.

10. Enjoy a picnic that includes children, games, and fun!

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 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)

Wednesday, July 4: 2:46 a.m.-9:50 p.m. (Moon into Aries)

Saturday, July 7: 0:09 a.m. – 5:51 a.m. (Moon into Taurus)

Monday, July 9: 9:10 a.m.- 9:58 a.m. (Moon into Gemini)

Tuesday, July 10 at 1:01 p.m. through Wednesday, July 11 at 10:59 a.m. (Moon into Cancer)

Thursday, July 12 at 7:48 p.m. through Friday, July 13 at 10:31 a.m. (Moon into Leo)

Saturday, July 14 at 4:12 p.m. through Sunday, July 15 at 10:31 a.m. (Moon into Virgo)

GMT:

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)

Wednesday, July 4 at 10:46 through Thursday, July 5 at 5:50 (Moon into Aries)

Saturday, July 7: 8:09  – 13:51 (Moon into Taurus)

Monday, July 9: 17:10 – 17:58 (Moon into Gemini)

Tuesday, July 10 at 21:01 through Wednesday, July 11 at 18:59 (Moon into Cancer)

Friday, July 13: 3:48 – 18:31 (Moon into Leo)

Sunday, July 15: 0:12 – 18:31 (Moon into Virgo)

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