In the Stars June 16, 2019…shining light on the astrology of the week: Full Moon (June 17) & Summer Solstice (June 21)

This week marks a seasonal change. The Sun moves from spring to summer on Friday, June 21, the summer solstice, the longest day of the year. Neptune turns stationary retrograde on the summer solstice for a five-month backward spin until November 28. With Neptune in stronger focus, we may be kinder and more compassionate, imaginative and inspired, but we also may be less focused and have difficulty maintaining boundaries. Again this week we have some long periods when the Moon is void of course: all day Wednesday and Friday. Leave these days for routine tasks, and plan meetings, shopping, and activities involving decisions for other days of the week. The summer eclipses are approaching. The Solar eclipse is July 2, and the Lunar Eclipse is July 16; these are potent eclipses tied in with Saturn, Pluto, and the nodes. We never know what eclipses will bring, but the energies intensify, and it is best to slow down and keep things simple during these first two weeks in July.

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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 record 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, generating positivity and exuberance; Jupiter is square to Neptune. With Jupiter and Neptune in the mix we can imagine new possibilities—new places to travel, new ideas to explore, and greater beauty to create. Set your sights far and wide, and allow your imagination to soar. Where would you like to go? What new doors 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 are off to a solid and productive start to the work week.

Planetary aspects Tuesday and Wednesday create a crescendo of dynamic energy. This challenging, invigorating energy can provoke anger and result in explosions. However, if it is put to work in a conscious, positive manner it can result in strong work and bold outcomes. These demanding aspects call us first to examine what no longer works in our lives and to let go so that we can embrace a bold and better future. Tuesday’s exact Saturn-Neptune sextile helps us ground and manifest our ideals and visions. We are mentally invigorated by a Mars-Mercury conjunction. Have a pen and paper handy to capture your many brilliant ideas.

Mars and Pluto oppose each other exactly on Wednesday, linked closely to the nodes and to Saturn and Mercury. Let off steam through vigorous exercise Wednesday morning, and plan to lean into the challenges before you. The Moon is void of course for a long period all day Wednesday, so use this energy to work on a worthy project, and don’t waste your time on meetings or connections that are likely to deliver no results. At 7:01 p.m. PDT the Moon moves into dispassionate Aquarius and takes some of the pressure off. Gather with friends and lighten up.

Independence and innovation are themes for Thursday; an Aquarius Moon aspects Uranus at the start of the day. The morning may not go as planned, but be open to what you can discover if your plans turn sideways. Juno, the asteroid symbolizing partnerships, moves into Leo, hearkening us give extra appreciation to our partners, now and throughout Juno’s stay in Leo until August 23rd. Consider a summer of praise for your beloved. Gather with friends to celebrate the Sun’s last day in Gemini, and the official end of spring.

The Summer Solstice, the longest day of the year and marking the beginning of summer, arrives on Friday, June 21. The Sun moves into Cancer which symbolizes home and family. With children on summer vacation it is the time of year designated for us to spend more time with family. After the Moon makes benefic aspects to Venus and Jupiter, giving the day a benevolent lift, it is void of course for 24 hours, from 7:01 a.m. Friday through 7:02 a.m. on Saturday. Your time will be best spent not trying to make connections or decisions. Neptune is stationary turning retrograde for the next five months until November 28. When Neptune is stationary, its symbolism is amplified. We may be more spacey, but also we can be more imaginative and compassionate. My daughter and I will be attending Transcendence Theater’s “A Chorus Line” at the Jack London Park. It’s a perfect evening for a family outing to a theater production, or a movie.

The Moon is in dreamy Pisces on Saturday, casting a relaxing calm. The Sun and Moon are in a happy trine aspect, giving us a sense that all is well. Allow this to be an easy, dreamy Saturday. Work in your garden and do something creative. Enjoy some music in the evening—something different to express Uranus’ sextile aspect to the Moon.

Sunday is yet another dreamy day, but one where we may feel overextended by the day’s activities. You can stretch toward your goals, and can accomplish some things. Allow your vision and imagination to guide you.

Most of Monday is again colored by the compassion and inspiration of the Pisces Moon. The Moon is void of course from 4:10 p.m. to 7:38 p.m. PDT, at which time it bounces into Aries and begins a new zodiacal cycle. You may be fired up the last few hours of the evening to get a lot accomplished before bedtime.

Fun fact of the week (symbolizing Venus in Gemini): Andrew Carnegie was an innovative and generous man. In 1889, he wrote The Gospel of Wealth, in which he asserted that all personal wealth beyond that required to supply the needs of one’s family should be regarded as a trust fund to be administered for the benefit of the community. Carnegie Corporation of New York, founded in 1911 “to promote the advancement and diffusion of knowledge and understanding,” is the largest and the most broad in scope of the Carnegie philanthropic organizations.  Andrew and the Carnegie Corporation spent over $56 million to build 2,509 libraries throughout the English-speaking world!  Visit your local library and open to new discoveries. (Submitted by Paula Hubbard, Indiana)

Ten Things to Do with Venus in Gemini (June 9-30, 2019)

  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.

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

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The Week in Short

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

Monday: Full Moon in Sagittarius encourages exploration. Then Moon in Capricorn helps us get a lot accomplished.

Tuesday: Bold, dynamic, invigorating, productive day.

Wednesday: Lean into the challenges before you, but don’t waste time on meetings or on things requiring decisions. Moon VoC all day 4:10 a.m. – 7:01 p.m.

Thursday: Assert your independence and allow innovation to lead you to discovery.

Friday: Summer solstice; Sun into Cancer. Neptune stations retrograde. Be inspired and creative. Moon VoC 7:02 a.m. through Saturday at 7:01 a.m.

Saturday: Lazy, easy day for gardening, relaxing, and puttering.

Sunday: Dreamy day, though much can be accomplished. Allow vision and imagination to guide you.

Monday: Compassionate, inspiring day. Moon VoC 4:10 p.m. – 7:38 p.m. Invigorating evening when a lot can be accomplished before bedtime.

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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 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)

Tuesday, July 9 at 12:35 p.m. through Wednesday, July 10 at 2:29 a.m. (Moon into Scorpio)

Thursday, July 11 at 5:28 p.m. through Friday, July 12 at 8:05 a.m. (Moon into Sagittarius)

Saturday, July 13 at 6:31 p.m. through Sunday, July 14 at 4:05 p.m. (Moon into Capricorn)

GMT (Greenwich Mean Time):

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)

Tuesday, July 9 at 19:35 through Wednesday, July 10 at 9:29 (Moon into Scorpio)

Friday, July 12: 0:28 – 15:05 (Moon into Sagittarius)

Sunday, July 14: 1:31 – 23:05 (Moon into Capricorn)

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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.

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

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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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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The Week in Short

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

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

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

Wednesday: Emotionally challenging day. Be nurturing and forgiving.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Pacific Standard Time:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

GMT (Greenwich Mean Time):

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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In the Stars May 26, 2019…shining light on the astrology of the week

The Sun continues to shine in Gemini, the mutable air sign that symbolizes curiosity, communication, and connection. This month, with the Sun and Mercury in Gemini, it is time to learn something new, to spark your curiosity, to take short trips to explore new things, and to connect with siblings.

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The Moon in Pisces infuses Sunday and Monday with its light and inspiration. The Moon makes benefic aspects Sunday to Uranus and Mars, inspiring action and innovation. Spread your compassion and good will to those less fortunate. Sunday is a day to be charitable.

Monday is an active day in the cosmos, with most planetary action benefic. The Pisces Moon conjuncts Neptune, a sensitive aspect, fitting for Memorial Day. This aspect helps us to connect with those souls who have crossed over. Monday is a spiritual day for expressing compassion, reverence, and gratitude.

We start slowly on Tuesday morning with the Moon void of course until 11:32 a.m. PDT in Pisces. Take a morning walk and enjoy the beauty of the world, or simply take your time getting into the day. Then mid-day the Moon bounces into Aries and it’s all systems go!

When the Moon is in Aries, we are fired up and ready to move, and we can be impatient. Wednesday holds some edgy energy. It is best to get into action, but not to go too fast. A Mercury-Neptune square may slow us down and make us dreamy, so we will need to balance these contradictory energies.

Almost the entire day Thursday is under the spell of a void of course Moon (8:08 a.m. – 9:43 p.m.). When the Moon is void is it difficult to make connections or sound decisions. It is best to stick to routine, insignificant tasks. Yet, a Venus-Neptune sextile fuels our imagination and ignites our creativity.

The Moon is in its happy place, exalted in the sign of Taurus, on Friday. The morning starts off with a bang as the Moon conjuncts Uranus. There may be an unexpected twist or turn. Venus is in a benefic trine to Saturn in earth signs Taurus and Capricorn. We are sensible and grounded about values and finances. Friday is an evening for fine dining that delights the senses.

June starts out smooth and copasetic on Saturday. The sensual Taurus Moon makes benefic aspects with Neptune, Saturn, Venus, and Pluto, generating a lot of good energy. This can be a productive day, at least through 3:52 p.m. PDT; then the Moon goes void of course. Saturday evening enjoy a beautiful, delicious meal at a well-set table.

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

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

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

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The Week in Short

Sunday: Inspiring, innovative day. Be charitable and compassionate.

Monday: Memorial Day. Express compassion, reverence, and gratitude. 

Tuesday: Slow start as Moon is VoC until 11:34 a.m. PDT. Mid-day is time to get moving and make things happen.

Wednesday: Edgy, active day that is also a little dreamy. Get started with some things you’ve been thinking about.

Thursday: Moon VoC all day 8:08 a.m. – 9:43 p.m. PDT. Stick to routine, insignificant tasks and don’t waste your time on meetings where things won’t come together.

Friday: Glowing day with the Moon in its happy place, though the day may start with something unexpected. Enjoy a fine dinner that pleases your senses.

Saturday: Productive, beautiuful day that holds lots of good energy.

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

Monday: New Moon in Gemini. Set goals for the month ahead for reading, writing, and learning.

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

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

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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, May 27 at 9:21 p.m. through Tuesday, May 28 at 11:32 a.m. (Moon into Aries)

Thursday, May 30: 8:08 a.m. – 9:43 p.m. (Moon into Taurus)

Saturday, June 1 at 3:52 p.m. through Sunday, June 2 at 4:48 a.m. (Moon into Gemini)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

GMT (Greenwich Mean Time):

Sunday, May 26 at 12:51 through Monday, May 27 at 6:08 (Moon into Pisces)

Tuesday, May 28: 4:21 – 18:32 (Moon into Aries)

Thursday, May 30 at 15:08 through Friday, May 31 at 4:43 (Moon into Taurus)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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In the Stars May 19-26, 2019…shining light on the astrology of the week

The Sun and Mercury shift into Gemini tropically on Tuesday. Gemini is the mutable spring zodiacal sign that signals the transition to summer. Gemini is an air sign that symbolizes curiosity, communication, and connection. This month, with the Sun, as well as Mercury in Gemini, it is time to connect with siblings and neighbors, to learn something new, to ask questions and be curious, and to take short trips to explore new things in the area near where you live.

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Sunday is easy. The Moon is in sunny Sagittarius, and there are no major planetary aspects. Take time out to go for a walk in nature, or plan a trip, or read something that is philosophical or spiritually inspiring. We are upbeat, no matter what the day brings, or how we choose to express it.

The work week is off to a jovial, energetic start on Monday with the Moon and Jupiter joining to lift our spirits, and help us soar. The conjunction does mark the beginning of a long void of course Moon period for the rest of the day, better set for routine tasks. Leave work early, if you can, and go for a hike, or meet friends for a social hour.

The Sun and Mercury move into Gemini tropically on Tuesday, doing their best to lighten us up and generate curiosity, communication, connection this next month. Meanwhile, the Moon moves into taciturn Capricorn, bringing a heavy dose of a sense of responsibility, and making a tense T-square with Mars and Chiron. We may feel edgy, and we need to be careful about how we express our feelings. The energies at play on Tuesday are contradictory. The best expression would be to lean into your work and duties, but with a light heart and good humor.

Wednesday is another day of strong mixed energy. The day starts with the sizzle of possibilities, afforded us by a Mars-Uranus sextile. What do you feel excited about? This is also a day for hard work and tending to demands. Lean into your responsibilities, and empower yourself. The Moon conjuncts both Saturn and Pluto; there is no allowance for not keeping your commitments and doing your work. Lean in, and make it a productive day.

Thursday is another day that holds contradictory energies. The morning is off to a slow and meandering start as the Moon is void of course until 10:49 a.m. PDT when it moves into friendly, independent Aquarius. Benefic lunar trines to the Sun and Mercury create ease for conversations and the exchange of brilliant ideas. Yet, there are several edgy, reactive energies at play such as Moon-square-Uranus. The Aquarius Moon will help us deal well with the day’s challenges by keeping us focused on information, facts, friendliness, and a detachment that enables us to not be bothered, but rather to be curious and accepting.

Friday’s potential friendliness is cooled by a Moon-Venus square. There may be a resistance to understanding and accepting other points of view. You may want to detach into your own world and allow your mind to ponder something intriguing. Yet, stay open to all that humanity has to offer.

The Moon is void of course all day Saturday from 5:51 a.m. through 11:08 p.m. The day does begin with a buoyant sextile between the Moon and Jupiter. This is not a day for weekend shopping, but rather to pull back, read a book, and hang out with friends.

The Moon in Pisces infuses Sunday and Monday with its light. The Moon makes benefic aspects Sunday to Uranus and Mars, inspiring action and innovation. Spread your compassion  and good will to those less fortunate. Sunday is a day to be charitable.

Monday is an active day in the cosmos, with most planetary action benefic. The Pisces Moon conjuncts Neptune, a compassionate aspect, fitting for memorial day. On this Memorial Day, this aspect helps us to connect with those souls who have crossed over. Monday is spiritual day for expressing compassion, reverence, and gratitude.

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

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The Week in Short

Sunday: Easy, upbeat day. Free choice.

Monday: Jovial, inspiring start to the work week. Moon VoC all day after 10:05 a.m. PDT. Don’t expect to get a lot accomplished; focus on routine tasks while the Moon is VoC.

Tuesday: Tend to your work with a light heart and good humor.

Wednesday: Demanding, productive, yet exciting day.

Thursday: Contradictory energies. Stay with the facts, detach from conflict, and allow ease into the day.

Friday: Potentially friendly, yet cool day. Detach and ponder something of interest.

Saturday: Moon VoC all day 5:51 a.m. – 11:08 p.m. PDT. Attend to routine tasks, pull back and read, and hang with friends.

Sunday: Inspiring, innovative day. Be charitable and compassionate.

Monday: Memorial Day. Express compassion, reverence, and gratitude.

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

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

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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, May 20 at 10:05 a.m. through Tuesday, May 21 at 0:56 a.m. (Moon into Capricorn)

Wednesday, May 22 at 8:57 p.m. through Thursday, May 23 at 10:49 a.m. (Moon into Aquarius)

Saturday, May 25: 5:51 a.m. – 11:08 p.m. (Moon into Pisces)

Monday, May 27 at 9:21 p.m. through Tuesday, May 28 at 11:32 a.m. (Moon into Aries)

Thursday, May 30: 8:08 a.m. – 9:43 p.m. (Moon into Taurus)

Saturday, June 1 at 3:52 p.m. through Sunday, June 2 at 4:48 a.m. (Moon into Gemini)

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

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

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

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

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

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

GMT (Greenwich Mean Time):

Saturday, May 18 at 21:11 through Sunday, May 19 at 1:21 (Moon into Sagittarius)

Monday, May 20 at 17:05 through Tuesday, May 21 at 7:56 (Moon into Capricorn)

Thursday, May 23: 3:57 – 17:49 (Moon into Aquarius)

Saturday, May 25 at 12:51 through Monday, May 26 at 6:08 (Moon into Pisces)

Tuesday, May 28: 4:21 – 18:32 (Moon into Aries)

Thursday, May 30 at 15:08 through Friday, May 31 at 4:43 (Moon into Taurus)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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In the Stars May 12-19, 2018…shining light on the astrology of the week: Wesak Full Moon

There is still strong cosmic encouragement to let go of old worn-out systems or structures that no longer serve. Saturn and the South Node are still conjunct and close to Pluto, a powerful and volatile alignment. Go slowly and carefully with this strong energy abounding. The world is susceptible to the intensity of this potent, challenging alignment. This week begins with a First Quarter Moon which builds to a Full Moon on May 18th. This Full Moon is the Wesak Full Moon, with Moon in Scorpio and the Sun in Taurus. For Buddhists, this Full Moon is the holiest day of the year when the Buddha reached enlightenment and died. This Full Moon has to do with death, symbolized by Scorpio, and  form, symbolized by Taurus.

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The Moon ingresses into Virgo Sunday morning, signaling time to clean up and put things in order, and attend to the multitude of tasks before you. The clean-up and organizational efforts continue Monday through mid-day Tuesday.

The work week is off to a strong start Monday with the Taurus Sun making a benefic trine to Pluto in Capricorn. Great progress can be made on financial matters and goals.

Overall, we feel satisfied and energized on Tuesday, thanks to a Venus-Mars sextile. You will want to share the day with others socially, so plan lunch with your colleagues or dinner with friends. Make yourself sparkle with a new purchase of clothing, or creating a new look from a closet creation. This is a day to do things that will make you feel good, look good, and shine.

Venus ingresses into Taurus tropically on Wednesday, and Mars ingresses into Cancer. The good energies of the Venus-Mars sextile of yesterday continue to color our day beautiful. A Mercury-Neptune sextile expands our imagination and lifts our spirits. If you are an artist, this is a great day to paint or create in whatever form you like to express yourself. If you are not an artist, at least allow yourself to dream, and allow your imagination to soar. The evening’s energy is emotionally sensitive and edgy due to a Moon-Saturn square.

On Thursday the Moon is void of course for a long period from 2:37 a.m. to 2:25 p.m. PDT. Don’t waste your time on meetings or trying to make connections until after the Moon moves into Scorpio at 2: 26 p.m. Thursday sports numerous planetary aspects, both benefic and challenging, and thus a lot of activity. A Mercury-Saturn trine helps us stay balanced and organized to work through our day efficiently and with discernment.

We are fully immersed in the deep waters of the Scorpio Moon on Friday. Mercury forms a benefic trine to Pluto, inviting us to get the bottom of matters, and do good research. A Moon-Neptune trine lifts our spirits and amplifies the mystery. When the Moon is in Scorpio, we tend to want more private, quiet time. Instead of a social Friday evening, settle into a good, deep read, or work on a problem you are trying to resolve, or review your dream journal and see what new insights you can gain.

Saturday sports a Full Moon. Finances and resources are highlighted with this Full Moon. Venus and Uranus are exactly conjunct at 3 degrees of Taurus. Surprising twists and turns in our love lives may occur. Be open to new expressions of love. This day, May 18, is my recently deceased husband’s birthday. It would have been his 83rd birthday. I am now learning to hold him in love and light as we continue to walk through life connected, but in different worlds. It seems fitting that this day holds the Wesak Full Moon, when the Buddha reached enlightenment and died. The Scorpio Moon is in a benefic sextile to Saturn and Pluto and the South Node, forging our attention and responsibility around what truly matters. After a four-hour Moon-void-of-course period in the afternoon, the Moon bounces into optimistic Sagittarius. After a sobering, demanding day, it’s time to party.

Sunday is easy. The Moon is in sunny Sagittarius, and there are no major planetary aspects. Take time out to go for a walk in nature, or plan a trip, or read some that is philosophical or spiritually inspiring. We are upbeat, no matter what the day brings or how we choose to express it.

The work week is off to a jovial, energetic start on Monday with the Moon and Jupiter joining to lift our spirits and help us soar. The conjunction does mark the beginning of a long void of course Moon for the rest of the day, better set for routine tasks. Leave work early, if you can, and go for a hike, or meet friends for a social hour.

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

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The Week in Short

Sunday: Clean up, tend to details, and get organized for the week ahead.

Monday: Powerful day to address practical matters. Tremendous progress can be made.

Tuesday: Social day to share with others. Up your game with more beauty.

Wednesday: Expansive, creative day. Make it beautiful.

Thursday: Moon VoC 2:37 a.m. – 2:26 p.m. PDT. Active day. You can manage well with balance, organization, and discernment.

Friday: Feelings run deep in the mysterious depths of the Scorpio Moon. Take some quiet time for yourself

Saturday: Full Moon. New expressions of love. Give some attention to resources. Moon VoC 2:11-6:21 p.m. PDT, a time to pause. Time to party in the evening.

Sunday: Easy, upbeat day. Free choice.

Monday: Jovial, inspiring start to the work week. Moon VoC all day after 10:05 a.m. PDT. Don’t expect to get a lot accomplished besides routine tasks while the Moon is VoC.

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

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

******

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

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

Pacific Standard Time:

Sunday, May 12: 5:25 a.m. – 9:22 a.m. (Moon into Virgo)

Tuesday, May 14: 10:19 a.m. – 11:51 a.m. (Moon into Libra)

Thursday, May 16: 2:37 a.m. – 2:26 p.m. (Moon into Scorpio)

Saturday, May 18: 2:11 p.m. – 6:21 p.m. (Moon into Sagittarius)

Monday, May 20 at 10:05 a.m. through Tuesday, May 21 at 0:56 a.m. (Moon into Capricorn)

Wednesday, May 22 at 8:57 p.m. through Thursday, May 23 at 10:49 a.m. (Moon into Aquarius)

Saturday, May 25: 5:51 a.m. – 11:08 p.m. (Moon into Pisces)

Monday, May 27 at 9:21 p.m. through Tuesday, May 28 at 11:32 a.m. (Moon into Aries)

Thursday, May 30: 8:08 a.m. – 9:43 p.m. (Moon into Taurus)

Saturday, June 1 at 3:52 p.m. through Sunday, June 2 at 4:48 a.m. (Moon into Gemini)

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

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

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

GMT (Greenwich Mean Time):

Sunday, May 12: 12:25 – 16:22 (Moon into Virgo)

Tuesday, May 14: 17:19 – 18:51 (Moon into Libra)

Thursday, May 16: 9:37 – 21:26 (Moon into Scorpio)

Saturday, May 18 at 21:11 through Sunday, May 19 at 1:21 (Moon into Sagittarius)

Monday, May 20 at 17:05 through Tuesday, May 21 at 7:56 (Moon into Capricorn)

Thursday, May 23: 3:57 – 17:49 (Moon into Aquarius)

Saturday, May 25 at 12:51 through Monday, May 26 at 6:08 (Moon into Pisces)

Tuesday, May 28: 4:21 – 18:32 (Moon into Aries)

Thursday, May 30 at 15:08 through Friday, May 31 at 4:43 (Moon into Taurus)

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

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

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

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

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In the Stars May 5-12, 2019…shining light on the astrology of the week

We are now in a New Moon phase in Taurus, highlighting resources, planting, and growing. It is time to tend to your gardens. What do you want to grow, both plant-wise and metaphorically? How do you want to grow your resources, and beautify your surroundings? This is a volatile week with Saturn, the South Node, and Pluto conjunct. There is strong cosmic encouragement to let go of old worn-out systems or structures that no longer serve you.

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With Sun and Moon in Taurus, just after the New Moon, Sunday is a particularly strong day to get a lot accomplished. We want to stretch beyond our usual limits in the light of a Mars-Jupiter opposition. We are fueled with high energy for learning. If you have not yet set intentions for the new lunar month, then do so, and include some intentions about how you build and spend your resources.  Taurus loves pleasure, so be sure to relax and nourish yourself, especially with some pleasure-giving food. This is a great day for gardening.

Curiosity is sparked on Monday. We may feel drawn to pursue new love interests with Venus squaring the lunar nodes. Mercury moves into Taurus, slowing our thought processes, and enabling us to make measured, grounded decisions for the next two weeks while Mars is in Taurus.

Monday is the beginning of the Islamic festival of Ramadan. “Ramadan is considered one of the most blessed months in Islam…Muslims fast during this month, celebrating the festival with religious fervor…During this month, Muslims are not only supposed to refrain from eating and drinking during the stipulated timing but they are also required to curb all negative emotions like anger (https://www.islamicfinder.org/special-islamic-days/ramadan-2019/).”

Mixed energies, mostly challenging, make Tuesday an edgy day. However, as with exercise, when we push against something and work with tension we can build strength. Go mindfully and honor limits. and keep your temper in check. With the mental agility of the Mars and Moon in Gemini, we can solve problems with logic and flexibility.

Wednesday is a day for compassion and caring. Sparked by a Mercury-Uranus conjunction, our minds are active and innovative. Conversations may generate new ideas. The day is infused with benefic lunar aspects, overall giving inspiration and extra consideration for feelings.

The Moon’s oppositions to Saturn and Pluto on Thursday may make for a not-so-easy day emotionally. Lean into your responsibilities and give them the works. Do not expect to be pampered. Give more to others, and expect less for yourself.

The Moon bounces into playful Leo early Friday morning, attempting to lift our spirits. However, lunar squares to Uranus and Mercury make for tension and disruptions. Yet, a Sun-Saturn trine in earth signs gives energy for the entire weekend, helping us keep order, attend to our duties, and make progress on our goals.

The Moon ingresses into Virgo Sunday morning, signaling time to clean up and take care of details. The clean-up and organizational efforts continue Monday through mid-day Tuesday.

The work week is off to a strong start Monday with the Taurus Sun making a benefic trine to Pluto in Capricorn. Great progress can be made on financial matters and goals.

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

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The Week in Short

Sunday: A lot can be accomplished. Stretch beyond your usual limits.

Monday: Curiosity is sparked. Thought processes are slowed.

Tuesday: Honor limits and meet the challenges of the day with fervor and flexibility.

 Wednesday: Conversations can generate surprising ideas and connections.

Thursday: Lean into responsibilities and give this challenging day the works.

Friday: Disruptions may emerge in this potentially playful Friday.

Saturday: Strong, grounded energy for getting a lot accomplished. We feel optimistic.

Sunday: Clean up, tend to details, and get organized for the weekend ahead.

Monday: Powerful day to address practical matters. Tremendous progress can be made.

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Ten Things to Do with Venus in Aries (April 21-May 15)

  1. Get started on a creative project.
  2. Take a dance class.
  3. Add more color.
  4. Go on a new hike.
  5. Say “yes” to a spontaneous offer.
  6. Wear red.
  7. Express appreciation out in the world when people help or serve you.
  8. Be a little more assertive, in a kind manner.
  9. Change your purse.
  10. Get moving—toward anything you love.

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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, May 5: 8:10 a.m. – 8:40 p.m. (Moon into Gemini

Tuesday, May 7 at 4:50 p.m. through Wednesday, May 8 at 2:06 a.m. (Moon into Cancer)

Thursday, May 9 at 7:06 p.m. through Friday, May 10 at 6:14 a.m. (Moon into Leo)

Sunday, May 12: 5:25 a.m. – 9:22 a.m. (Moon into Virgo)

Tuesday, May 14: 10:19 a.m. – 11:51 a.m. (Moon into Libra)

Thursday, May 16: 2:37 a.m. – 2:26 p.m. (Moon into Scorpio)

Saturday, May 18: 2:11 p.m. – 6:21 p.m. (Moon into Sagittarius)

Monday, May 20 at 10:05 a.m. through Tuesday, May 21 at 0:56 a.m. (Moon into Capricorn)

Wednesday, May 22 at 8:57 p.m. through Thursday, May 23 at 10:49 a.m. (Moon into Aquarius)

Saturday, May 25: 5:51 a.m. – 11:08 p.m. (Moon into Pisces)

Monday, May 27 at 9:21 p.m. through Tuesday, May 28 at 11:32 a.m. (Moon into Aries)

Thursday, May 30: 8:08 a.m. – 9:43 p.m. (Moon into Taurus)

Saturday, June 1 at 3:52 p.m. through Sunday, June 2 at 4:48 a.m. (Moon into Gemini)

GMT (Greenwich Mean Time):

Sunday, May 5 at 15:10 through Monday, May 6 at 3:40 (Moon into Gemini

Tuesday, May 7 at 23:50 p.m. through Wednesday, May 8 at 9:06 a.m. (Moon into Cancer)

Friday, May 10: 2:06 – 13:14 (Moon into Leo)

Sunday, May 12: 12:25 – 16:22 (Moon into Virgo)

Tuesday, May 14: 17:19 – 18:51 (Moon into Libra)

Thursday, May 16: 9:37 – 21:26 (Moon into Scorpio)

Saturday, May 18 at 21:11 through Sunday, May 19 at 1:21 (Moon into Sagittarius)

Monday, May 20 at 17:05 through Tuesday, May 21 at 7:56 (Moon into Capricorn)

Thursday, May 23: 3:57 – 17:49 (Moon into Aquarius)

Saturday, May 25 at 12:51 through Monday, May 26 at 6:08 (Moon into Pisces)

Tuesday, May 28: 4:21 – 18:32 (Moon into Aries)

Thursday, May 30 at 15:08 through Friday, May 31 at 4:43 (Moon into Taurus)

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

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In the Stars April 28-May 5, 2019…shining light on the astrology of the week: New Moon

Pluto stationed retrograde a few days ago, and Saturn turns retrograde on Monday, both moving backwards for five months. It may be time to end what no longer serves you, and transform an area of your life. The Sun continues in Taurus, the fixed earth sign symbolizing all things sensual. The week ahead is primed for gardening, planting, attending to your finances, beautifying your home, and enjoying good food. The Moon joins the Sun in Taurus on Saturday, culminating in a New Moon.

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Sunday is made for relaxation, or even laziness, so surrender to it. The Moon is void of course for a long period from 2:44 a.m. through 3:11 p.m. when it moves into dreamy Pisces. The Moon makes benefic sextiles to Jupiter and Uranus on each end of the day, generally making the day fun and easy.

Saturn stations retrograde on Monday for a five-month backward spin until mid-September. Again, when a planet stations to turn direction its energy is amplified. In contrast to Sunday, Monday calls for serious, hard work, though the Moon is in sweet Pisces. This would be an excellent day to work in your garden, and make it beautiful. Be prepared to meet whatever tests come your way.

Karmic justice may be served on Tuesday when Saturn conjuncts the South Node. You may reap rewards, or meet with tests and challenges. The Moon forms a demanding T-square with Mars and Jupiter. We can feel overextended and pushed too far. Although there is quite a bit of positive planetary activity on Tuesday, the squares are demanding. Go slowly, patiently, and consciously.

The malefic planets Saturn and Mars are in a challenging stand-off square on Wednesday. Mars demands quick action, while Saturn wants to slow everything down. Consider how you will deal with the tension of this day. Engage in vigorous exercise early in the day. Mars loves power and movement, and Saturn is all about discipline, a combination that can build strength.

Thursday’s planetary highlights include a Mercury-Pluto square as well as a Mercury-Jupiter trine. Struggles can be resolved with generosity and greater perspective. A Moon-Saturn square can hold us back, or help us power through. Thursday is an edgy, dynamic day. While a lot can be accomplished, the road to the finish line may be fraught with pitfalls. Power through, but be careful not to force your opinions on others. You may need to back off from emotionally tense situations. Problems solving may be complex and require considerable effort.

Things do not come together easily on Friday morning as the Moon is void of course. At 1:18 p.m. PDT the Moon moves into Taurus, its happy place of exaltation. Although the Moon is dark before tomorrow’s New Moon, excitement builds in the evening, perhaps delivering some surprises as the Moon conjuncts Uranus.

The Sun and Moon conjoin in Taurus on Saturday, gracing the weekend with pleasure. Consider where 14:10 degrees of Taurus falls in your horoscope, and set some intentions for this next lunar month. Since Taurus symbolizes resources, set goals around income and finances. Planetary aspects are benefic and inspiring. These are days for enjoying fine food, listening to inspiring music, walking in nature, and beautifying your home and garden. Sunday is a particularly strong day for getting a lot accomplished, though we may over-reach in the light of a Mars-Jupiter opposition.

Curiosity is sparked on Monday. We may feel drawn to pursue new love interests with Venus squaring the lunar nodes. Mercury moves into Taurus, slowing our thought processes, and enabling us to make measured, grounded decisions for the next two weeks until Mars marches into Gemini.

Monday is also the beginning of the Islamic festival of Ramadan. “Ramadan is considered one of the most blessed months in Islam…Muslims fast during this month, celebrating the festival with religious fervor…During this month, Muslims are not only supposed to refrain from eating and drinking during the stipulated timing but they are also required to curb all negative emotions like anger (https://www.islamicfinder.org/special-islamic-days/ramadan-2019/).”

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

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The Week in Short

Sunday: Yield to a lazy, easy day. You deserve it.

Monday: Lean into work and responsibilities. Clean up your garden.

Tuesday: Reap karmic rewards and meet tests and challenges.

Wednesday: Consider how you will deal with the tension of this day.

Thursday: Edgy, dynamic day. Power through.

Friday: Moon VoC until 1:18 p.m. Moon is dark, calling for withdrawal. There may be surprises in the evening.

Saturday: New Moon in Taurus. The day is framed for pleasure.

Sunday: A lot can be accomplished, though we may overreach.

Monday: Curiosity is sparked. Thought processes are slowed.

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Ten Things to Do with Venus in Aries (April 21-May 15)

  1. Get started on a creative project.
  2. Take a dance class.
  3. Add more color.
  4. Go on a new hike.
  5. Say “yes” to a spontaneous offer.
  6. Wear red.
  7. Express appreciation out in the world when people help or serve you.
  8. Be a little more assertive, in a kind manner.
  9. Change your purse.
  10. Get moving—toward anything you love.

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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, April 28: 2:44 a.m. – 3:11 p.m. (Moon into Pisces)

Tuesday, April 30 at 2:57 p.m. through Wednesday, May 1 at 3:24 p.m. (Moon into Aries

Friday, May 3: 1:47 a.m. – 1:18 p.m. (Moon into Taurus)

Sunday, May 5: 8:10 a.m. – 8:40 p.m. (Moon into Gemini

Tuesday, May 7 at 4:50 p.m. through Wednesday, May 8 at 2:06 a.m. (Moon into Cancer)

Thursday, May 9 at 7:06 p.m. through Friday, May 10 at 6:14 a.m. (Moon into Leo)

Sunday, May 12: 5:25 a.m. – 9:22 a.m. (Moon into Virgo)

Tuesday, May 14: 10:19 a.m. – 11:51 a.m. (Moon into Libra)

Thursday, May 16: 2:37 a.m. – 2:26 p.m. (Moon into Scorpio)

Saturday, May 18: 2:11 p.m. – 6:21 p.m. (Moon into Sagittarius)

Monday, May 20 at 10:05 a.m. through Tuesday, May 21 at 0:56 a.m. (Moon into Capricorn)

Wednesday, May 22 at 8:57 p.m. through Thursday, May 23 at 10:49 a.m. (Moon into Aquarius)

Saturday, May 25: 5:51 a.m. – 11:08 p.m. (Moon into Pisces)

GMT (Greenwich Mean Time):

Sunday, April 28: 9:44 – 22:11 (Moon into Pisces)

Tuesday, April 30 at 21:57 through Wednesday, May 1 at 22:24 (Moon into Aries

Friday, May 3: 8:47 – 20:18 (Moon into Taurus)

Sunday, May 5 at 15:10 through Monday, May 6 at 3:40 (Moon into Gemini

Tuesday, May 7 at 23:50 p.m. through Wednesday, May 8 at 9:06 a.m. (Moon into Cancer)

Friday, May 10: 2:06 – 13:14 (Moon into Leo)

Sunday, May 12: 12:25 – 16:22 (Moon into Virgo)

Tuesday, May 14: 17:19 – 18:51 (Moon into Libra)

Thursday, May 16: 9:37 – 21:26 (Moon into Scorpio)

Saturday, May 18 at 21:11 through Sunday, May 19 at 1:21 (Moon into Sagittarius)

Monday, May 20 at 17:05 through Tuesday, May 21 at 7:56 (Moon into Capricorn)

Thursday, May 23: 3:57 – 17:49 (Moon into Aquarius)

Saturday, May 25 at 12:51 through Monday, May 26 at 6:08 (Moon into Pisces)

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In the Stars April 21-28, 2019…shining light on the astrology of the week

The week ahead could be a game changer. The work week begins on Monday with a thunderous Sun-Uranus conjunction. This may jolt us into a new reality. Mars went out of bounds on Saturday, April 20th (astronomically meaning that its declination is greater than 23:27 degrees). When a planet is OOB, it tends to correspond with more unpredictable, exaggerated behavior. As Mars is in Gemini, the zodiacal sign associated with communication, speech may be more volatile, erratic, and unpredictable. Check your own actions and reactions, and think about what you will say before you open your mouth. Pluto and Saturn both station retrograde for five-month backward spins. It may be time to end what no longer serves you, and transform an area of your life.

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Easter Sunday is a sunny, optimistic day, brightened by the Moon’s ingress into Sagittarius, and augmented by benefic trines to Venus, Chiron, and Mercury, all conjunct in Aries. Hop like an Easter bunny to an outdoor adventure.

This week could be game changing, as it starts with the big bang of a Sun-Uranus conjunction on Monday, which often bring reversals, surprises, and awakenings. The Sagittarius Moon is positive, adventurous, and philosophical. Writing may ignite discoveries. Make the most of this day, and be open to astonishing developments that may unfold.

A expansive early Tuesday morning Moon-Jupiter conjunction marks the beginning of a long Moon void of course period from 4:43 a.m. to 3:50 p.m. PDT. Stick to insignificant routine tasks until late afternoon. The Moon moves into taciturn Capricorn at 3:50 p.m. PDT, and forms benefic trine aspects with Uranus and the Sun, perhaps corresponding with unexpected events. Mars makes a benefic trine with Pallas Athena, a strident, creative combination. The evening hours could be full of astonishing discoveries.

Pluto stations retrograde on Wednesday for a five-month backward spin. When a planet stations, its symbolic energy is amplified. Endings, beginnings, and transformation may be more compelling and obvious.

With the Moon, Saturn, and Pluto in Capricorn and Pluto stationing, Thursday demands serious attention and a lot of hard work. It may be time to let go of something that no longer serves you. Consider what is presented, and how you think about it on this taciturn, demanding day.

The load lightens on Friday with the Moon in friendly, fixed air Aquarius. We want to be independent and free to try some new things. Break out of your usual habitual ruts, and carve a new pathway. Plan dinner with friends, old or new or both.

Saturday morning calls us to gentle exercise, such as yoga or a walk near water (Mars square Neptune). The Moon makes benefic aspects to Mercury and Mars. This would be a good day to tackle a writing project, or almost any project that calls for creative expression.

Sunday is made for relaxation, or even laziness, so surrender to it. The Moon is void of course for a long period from 2:44 a.m. through 3:11 p.m. when it moves into dreamy Pisces. The Moon makes benefic sextiles to Jupiter and Uranus on each end of the day, generally framing the day as fun and easy.

Saturn stations retrograde on Monday for nearly a five-month backward spin until mid-September. Again, when a planet stations to turn direction its energy is amplified. In contrast to Sunday, Monday calls for serious, hard work, though the Moon is in sweet Pisces. This would be an excellent day too work in your garden, and make it beautiful.

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

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Sunday: Sunny, bright, optimistic Easter Sunday.

Monday: The day could bring reversals, awakenings, and surprises.

Tuesday:  Moon VoC all day from 4:43 to 3:50 p.m. Focus on routine tasks, and be open to astonishing discoveries.

Wednesday: Pluto stations retrograde. This may signal big endings and new beginnings—transformation.

Thursday: Serious, demanding day for hard work.

Friday: Break out of ruts and assert your independence. Gather with friends.

Saturday: Tackle a creative project that incorporates writing or communication.

Sunday: Yield to a lazy, easy day. You deserve it.

Monday: Lean into work and responsibilities. Clean up your garden.

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Ten Things to Do with Venus in Pisces (March 27- April 21)

  1. Paint a room in your home a fresh, beautiful color.
  2. Create an inspiring music playlist.
  3. Write a poem or a song.
  4. Give to your favorite charity.
  5. Give grace to challenging people and situations.
  6. Let your heart sing!
  7. Wear lovely clothes and be beautiful.
  8. Soak in the beauty of art through a visit to an art gallery.
  9. Infuse your life with beautiful, fragrant flowers.
  10. Create! Create! Create!

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, April 20 at 8:59 p.m. through Sunday, April 21 at 8:59 a.m. (Moon into Sagittarius)

Tuesday, April 23: 4:43 a.m. – 3:50 p.m. (Moon into Capricorn)

Thursday, April 25 at 12:48 p.m. through Friday, April 26 at 2:27 a.m. (Moon into Aquarius)

Sunday, April 28: 2:44 a.m. – 3:11 p.m. (Moon into Pisces)

Tuesday, April 30 at 2:57 p.m. through Wednesday, May 1 at 3:24 p.m. (Moon into Aries

Friday, May 3: 1:47 a.m. – 1:18 p.m. (Moon into Taurus)

Sunday, May 5: 8:10 a.m. – 8:40 p.m. (Moon into Gemini

Tuesday, May 7 at 4:50 p.m. through Wednesday, May 8 at 2:06 a.m. (Moon into Cancer)

Thursday, May 9 at 7:06 p.m. through Friday, May 10 at 6:14 a.m. (Moon into Leo)

Sunday, May 12: 5:25 a.m. – 9:22 a.m. (Moon into Virgo)

Tuesday, May 14: 10:19 a.m. – 11:51 a.m. (Moon into Libra)

Thursday, May 16: 2:37 a.m. – 2:26 p.m. (Moon into Scorpio)

Saturday, May 18: 2:11 p.m. – 6:21 p.m. (Moon into Sagittarius)

GMT (Greenwich Mean Time):

Sunday, April 21: 3:59 – 15:59 (Moon into Sagittarius)

Tuesday, April 23:11:43 – 22:50 p.m. (Moon into Capricorn)

Thursday, April 25 at 19:48 through Friday, April 26 at 9:27 (Moon into Aquarius)

Sunday, April 28: 9:44 – 22:11 (Moon into Pisces)

Tuesday, April 30 at 21:57 through Wednesday, May 1 at 22:24 (Moon into Aries

Friday, May 3: 8:47 – 20:18 (Moon into Taurus)

Sunday, May 5 at 15:10 through Monday, May 6 at 3:40 (Moon into Gemini

Tuesday, May 7 at 23:50 p.m. through Wednesday, May 8 at 9:06 a.m. (Moon into Cancer)

Friday, May 10: 2:06 – 13:14 (Moon into Leo)

Sunday, May 12: 12:25 – 16:22 (Moon into Virgo)

Tuesday, May 14: 17:19 – 18:51 (Moon into Libra)

Thursday, May 16: 9:37 – 21:26 (Moon into Scorpio)

Saturday, May 18 at 21:11 through Sunday, May 19 at 1:21 (Moon into Sagittarius)

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In the Stars April 14-21, 2019…shining light on the astrology of the week: Full Moon

The Christian Holy week contains a potent Full Moon which is part of a dynamic Grand Cross, exact on Good Friday. The symbolism aligns with Easter themes of death and resurrection. The South Node is in a close conjunction with Pluto and Saturn, symbolizing completions, transformations, and endings and beginnings. This is a week to ponder consciously what is ready to die in your life and what is ready to be born. How will you transform your life at this Easter and Spring season of renewal?

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Sunday is truly a Sabbath day. Planetary aspects are joyful and expansive. Create a fun day, kick back, and enjoy. You deserve to make the most of this day after a challenging past week.

The Moon ingresses into industrious Virgo on Monday, April 15th, Tax Day. If you still need to finish your taxes, the Virgo Moon will help you complete your filing. If your taxes are done, turn your attention to other things that need to be completed. When the Moon is in Virgo, as it is Monday and Tuesday, it is time to tidy up and get organized. A Moon-Uranus trine may deliver surprises. Even though you would like to be on task for clean-up, be open to diversions that demand your attention.

The practical Virgo Moon steadies a cosmically active Tuesday that sports numerous aspects, both benefic and challenging. While we may feel overextended, as well as dreamy (Moon square Jupiter and Neptune), we are able to lean into our work with a strong drive for accomplishment (Moon trine Saturn and Pluto). If you harness the abundance of energy that is available, much can be accomplished. Keep moving.

Mercury has moved into Aries, speeding up our thinking processes. The Moon is in cardinal, action-oriented Libra. Although Libra likes to be gracious and accommodating, and this is best done slowly, a Moon-Mars trine gets us fired up for action.

Thursday the Libra Moon conjuncts Pallas Athena, highlighting our ability to combine strategy and diplomacy to address relationship concerns. The Moon squares off with the Nodes, Pluto, and Saturn, a bold combination which may bring relationship issues to be addressed front and center.

Good Friday’s Full Moon is potentiated with powerful energy. This Full Moon occurs with the Sun in Aries and the Moon in Libra at 29:06, the last degree of Cardinal signs which is significant and potent. The Full Moon forms a Grand Cross with the Moon’s nodes in Cancer (North Node) and Capricorn (South Node). Pluto and Saturn conjoin the South Node, making for an extremely powerful Full Moon. Uranus conjuncts the Moon, adding the element of the unexpected. Themes of impulsiveness, crisis, and transformation abound in this Full Moon. Soon after this Full Moon culmination, the Moon moves into Scorpio tropically. Go slowly and carefully.

The Sun ingresses into Taurus on Passover Saturday, slowing us down to tend to our planting for the next month. On the other hand, Venus ingresses into Aries, warming our passions. Benefic alignments of the Moon to Pluto, Saturn, and Neptune make for a productive and satisfying day.

Easter Sunday is a sunny, optimistic day, brightened by the Moon’s ingress into Sagittarius, and augmented by benefic trines to Venus, Chiron, and Mercury, all conjunct in Aries. Hop like an Easter bunny off to an outdoor adventure.

This week could be game changing, as it starts with the big bang of a Sun-Uranus conjunction on Monday, which often bring reversals, surprises, and awakenings. The Sagittarius Moon is positive, adventurous, and philosophical. Writing may ignite discoveries. Make the most of this day, and be open to the astonishing developments that may unfold.

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

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Sunday: Joyful, expansive day. Make the most of it, and have fun.

Monday: Clean up and get organized!

Tuesday: Lean into work and make Tuesday a productive day. Keep moving.

Wednesday:  Action-oriented day, but take time to be gracious and accommodating.

Thursday: Address relationship concerns with strategy and diplomacy.

Friday: Potent Full Moon: Crisis or transformation. Expect the unexpected.

Saturday: Sun into Taurus; productive and satisfying day.

Sunday: Sunny, bright, optimistic Easter Sunday.

Monday: The day could bring reversals, awakenings, and surprises.

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Ten Things to Do with Venus in Pisces (March 27- April 21)

  1. Paint a room in your home a fresh, beautiful color.
  2. Create an inspiring music playlist.
  3. Write a poem or a song.
  4. Give to your favorite charity.
  5. Give grace to challenging people and situations.
  6. Let your heart sing!
  7. Wear lovely clothes and be beautiful.
  8. Soak in the beauty of art through a visit to an art gallery.
  9. Infuse your life with beautiful, fragrant flowers.
  10. Create! Create! Create!

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, April 14 at 6:38 p.m. through Monday, April 15 at 3:14 a.m. (Moon into Virgo)

Tuesday, April 16 at 9:29 p.m. through Wednesday, April 17 at 4:22 a.m. (Moon into Libra)

Friday, April 19: 4:12 a.m. – 5:40 a.m. (Moon into Scorpio)

Saturday, April 20 at 8:59 p.m. through Sunday, April 21 at 8:59 a.m. (Moon into Sagittarius)

Tuesday, April 23: 4:43 a.m. – 3:50 p.m. (Moon into Capricorn)

Thursday, April 25 at 12:48 p.m. through Friday, April 26 at 2:27 a.m. (Moon into Aquarius)

Sunday, April 28: 2:44 a.m. – 3:11 p.m. (Moon into Pisces)

Tuesday, April 30 at 2:57 p.m. through Wednesday, May 1 at 3:24 p.m. (Moon into Aries

Friday, May 3: 1:47 a.m. – 1:18 p.m. (Moon into Taurus)

Sunday, May 5: 8:10 a.m. – 8:40 p.m. (Moon into Gemini

Tuesday, May 7 at 4:50 p.m. through Wednesday, May 8 at 2:06 a.m. (Moon into Cancer)

Thursday, May 9 at 7:06 p.m. through Friday, May 10 at 6:14 a.m. (Moon into Leo)

Sunday, May 12: 5:25 a.m. – 9:22 a.m. (Moon into Virgo)

GMT (Greenwich Mean Time):

Monday, April 15: 1:38 -10:14 (Moon into Virgo)

Wednesday, April 17: 4:29 – 11:22 (Moon into Libra)

Friday, April 19: 11:12 – 12:40 (Moon into Scorpio)

Sunday, April 21: 3:59 – 15:59 (Moon into Sagittarius)

Tuesday, April 23:11:43 – 22:50 p.m. (Moon into Capricorn)

Thursday, April 25 at 19:48 through Friday, April 26 at 9:27 (Moon into Aquarius)

Sunday, April 28: 9:44 – 22:11 (Moon into Pisces)

Tuesday, April 30 at 21:57 through Wednesday, May 1 at 22:24 (Moon into Aries

Friday, May 3: 8:47 – 20:18 (Moon into Taurus)

Sunday, May 5 at 15:10 through Monday, May 6 at 3:40 (Moon into Gemini

Tuesday, May 7 at 23:50 p.m. through Wednesday, May 8 at 9:06 a.m. (Moon into Cancer)

Friday, May 10: 2:06 – 13:14 (Moon into Leo)

Sunday, May 12: 12:25 – 16:22 (Moon into Virgo)

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