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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In the Stars June 10-17, 2018…shining light on the astrology of the week: New Moon in Gemini

While I was dancing at the second graduation party of the day on Saturday, I pondered how graduation season falls when the Sun is in Gemini, symbolizing connection and community. Gemini energy lends itself to fun parties. People are friendly, easy, and conversant. Then school starts again when the Sun is in Virgo, symbolizing work, getting organized, and self-improvement. Both zodiac signs are ruled by the planet Mercury that symbolizes learning. And both Gemini and Virgo are mutable, transitional signs leading us into new seasons: Gemini into Summer, and Virgo into Autumn. I find it fascinating that the beginning and ending of our school season is so perfectly aligned with the symbolic energy of the zodiac.

The fiery hot combo Mars and the South Node (known as Ketu in Vedic astrology) align exactly this week. Mars and the South Node are in close alignment through mid-October. This combo is in a challenging square aspect to Uranus. Harsh, edgy, fiery energy is prone to eruptions,  exemplified by the volcanoes in Hawaii and Guatemala. An intense season of eclipses lies ahead with three eclipses on July 13, July 27, and August 11. These eclipses are engaged with the fiery planets Mars and Uranus. It is likely that a lot of aggression will be activated 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 the Moon is in fixed earth sign Taurus, where it is exalted. All things sensual are highlighted. The Moon trines Saturn in the morning, framing the day for work and productivity, As Taurus symbolizes gardening, plants, and food, it is a good day to plant flowers or vegetables, and cook a nourishing meal. You may want to cook several things for the week ahead, and listen to music while you work. A Moon-Mars square pushes us beyond our comfort zone, and a Moon-Jupiter opposition draws us to think big and aim for the stars.

The planetary alignments support an empowered start to the work week on Monday. The productive, grounded Taurus Moon is energized through a trine to powerful Pluto, graced by several other benefic aspects. Make the most of this fruitful day, and enjoy it, as the Taurus Moon wants all senses to be pleased.

Tuesday and Wednesday the Moon is in Gemini, the clever, trickster sign of the zodiac. Mercury shifts into Cancer, a water sign calling us to our feelings and emotions. Gemini symbolizes thinking, and Cancer symbolizes feeling. These two functions are highlighted by the planetary alignments, so check in with your intuition, as well as your mental thoughts when making decisions. Tuesday the Moon is dark just before the New Moon on Wednesday. Another contrast of energy is that when the Moon is dark, we want to draw inward, and finish things. Yet, Gemini, where the Sun and Moon reside, is gregarious, and wants to be in communication and in community. Electric ideas abound on Wednesday, as Mercury makes an exact benefic sextile to Uranus, while the Sun and Moon exactly align in a new lunar cycle in the air sign that symbolizes curiosity, communication, and connection. The mutual reception of Mercury and the Moon (Mercury in Cancer which rules the Moon, and the Moon in Gemini which rules Mercury) delivers emotional intelligence if we draw on both thinking and feeling functions. Thinking out of the box is easy to do, as Mercury is out-of-bounds from June 6-24 (meaning it is traveling beyond its usual range of declination). Open to creative thoughts beyond your usual scope. New Moons typically call for initiating new intentions. However, with Saturn and Pluto retrograde, and Neptune and Mars soon to follow, it may be best to incubate new ideas.

Home and family are themes Thursday and Friday in the light of a Cancer Moon. Thursday’s major aspect is Venus-square-Uranus, which may bring us together with unusual, interesting people. This aspect, combined with the ability to think out of the box, thanks to out-of-bounds Mercury, is creative. Almost anything unusual may happen. Be open to surprises!

An emotionally intense Moon-Pluto opposition at 9:18 a.m. PDT sets the tone for the day, and also sets a Moon void of course period for the entire day. Thus, it is not a good day for meetings, purchases, or making decisions or arrangements. Instead, focus on routine tasks.

Thankfully, the Moon leaps into sunny Leo on Saturday, calling for a fun day. There are various edgy, energized aspects. Set your sails for adventure and get some vigorous exercise.

The fun continues on Sunday, Father’s Day, and is a bit lighter and easier. Make it a fun and playful day. As Leo loves to be appreciated, make a point to praise others, and give yourself a pat on the back as well!

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

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Sunday: Practical, productive day.

Monday: Another productive, fruitful, delicious day.

Tuesday: Dark Moon in Gemini: Draw inward and finish projects. Mercury into Cancer—tune in to intuition.

Wednesday: New Moon in Gemini. Think out of the box.

Thursday: Open to unusual encounters. Think outside the box.

Friday: Emotionally intense day. Moon VoC. Focus on routine tasks.

Saturday: Fun Day! Set your sails for adventure and get some vigorouse exercise.

Sunday: Light, easy playful day.

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Ten Things to Do with the Venus in Cancer (May 20-June  14)

  1. Take a journey through old family photo albums.
  2. Call family together for a picnic.
  3. Take care of home maintenance.
  4. Make your home more comfortable.
  5. Pull out your family recipes and make some of your favorite family foods.
  6. Read a historical novel.
  7. Get together with siblings or relatives and share some family stories.
  8. Gaze at the Moon in the night sky.
  9. Honor your feelings.
  10. Express care through a card, call, or gift of food.

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

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

Pacific Standard Time:

Monday, June 11: 8:29 p.m.-11:53 p.m. (Moon into Gemini)

Wednesday, June 13 at 12:43 p.m. through Thursday, June 14 at 0:20 a.m. (Moon into Cancer)

Friday, June 15 at 9:18 a.m. through Saturday, June 16 at 0:21 a.m. (Moon into Leo)

Sunday, June 17 at 8:25 p.m. through Monday, June 18 at 1:40 a.m. (Moon into Virgo)

Wednesday, June 20: 3:51 a.m.-5:29 a.m. (Moon into Libra)

Thursday, June 21 at 6:34 p.m. through Friday, June 22 at 12:11 p.m. (Moon into Scorpio)

Sunday, June 24: 7:00 a.m.-9:29 p.m. (Moon into Sagittarius)

Tuesday, June 26 at 5:54 a.m. through Wednesday, June 27 at 8:52 a.m. (Moon into Capricorn)

Friday, June 29: 1:57 a.m.-9:37 p.m. (Moon into Aquarius)

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

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)

 

GMT:

Tuesday, June 12: 4:29 – 7:53 (Moon into Gemini)

Wednesday, June 13 at 20:43 through Thursday, June 14 at 8:20 (Moon into Cancer)

Friday, June 15 at 17:18 through Saturday, June 16 at 8:21 (Moon into Leo)

Monday, June 18: 4:25 – 9:40 (Moon into Virgo)

Wednesday, June 20: 11:51 – 13:29 (Moon into Libra)

Thursday, June 21 at 6:34 p.m. through Friday, June 22: 2:34 – 20:11 (Moon into Scorpio)

Sunday, June 24 at 15:00 through Monday, June 25 at.5:29 (Moon into Sagittarius)

Tuesday, June 26 at 13:54 through Wednesday, June 27 at 16:52 (Moon into Capricorn)

Friday, June 29: at 9:57 .through Saturday, June 30 at 5:37 (Moon into Aquarius)

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

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)

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In the Stars June 3-10, 2018…shining light on the astrology of the week

I have just returned from the United Astrology Conference (UAC) in Chicago where I attended classes on various aspects of astrology, including advanced techniques, financial, personality development, health, spirituality, and Vedic astrology. The field of astrology is vast, and there is an endless amount of knowledge to be gained. I feel renewed and inspired.

The Sun continues to shine in Gemini tropically, highlighting communication, community, and connection. Gemini is the sign of the zodiac that bridges Spring with Summer. An intense season of eclipses lies ahead with three eclipses on July 13, July 27, and August 11. These eclipses are engaged with the fiery planets Mars and Uranus. It is likely that a lot of aggression will be activated during this time. If you are making summer plans, consider that the energy is hot, impulsive, and feisty. It is best to lie low, not take risks, and keep things simple, especially during the peak of summer through July and into the first two weeks of August.

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We are energized by an early Sunday morning Moon-Mars conjunction. Get out early and exercise vigorously. Try something new. The Sun and Moon are in a benefic trine in friendly air signs. Sunday is a social day for connection and community.

The Aquarius Moon is void of course for the entire 24 hours of Monday in Pacific Daylight Time, This is not a jump-start Monday, or one for meetings or decision making. Rather, attend to routine, insignificant tasks. Aquarius symbolizes different points of view and different cultures, so choose a book or article to read that presents a different point of view from your usual, or take a walk to explore a different neighborhood than where you usually go. Make a donation to one of your favorite social causes.

Passions are stirred on Tuesday with Venus in Cancer opposite Pluto in Capricorn. The Pisces Moon makes benefic sextiles to Uranus and Saturn, We may be open to new ideas, and ground them in action.

Wednesday is packed with aspects and action. Some aspects are easy, and others are challenging. The planet Neptune plays a prominent role, as it forms challenging square aspects to the Sun, Moon, and Mercury. We may not be able to see the way clearly; relax into the fog. Allow your imagination to soar, and create some new ideas. Paint, sing, or dance. It would also be a good night to watch an imaginative movie.

Thursday is a dreamy day with the Moon void of course through 2:26 p.m., and then it bounces into Aries, the fire sign at the beginning of the zodiac. The void period is one for routine tasks such as gardening, reading, walking, or cleaning. Mars is conjunct the South Node, a fiery hot combination. Go easy and disengage from conflict if it presents. Meetings could be productive after 2:26 p.m. PDT, or you could lean into a new project.

A Moon-Saturn square in cardinal, action-oriented signs early Friday morning calls for engaging in productive work. Get some vigorous exercise, and then get going on your projects. Make the most of this high-energy day before the weekend sets in. The Mars-South Node conjunction is still prominent for a few more days, so be mindful of the potential for aggression and arguments, and steer away from trouble.

Saturday errands and shopping should be done before 12:37 p,m, PDT, when the Moon goes void of course. Then you could take a hike, bike ride, or attend to routine tasks. Expect something surprising in the late evening hours.

Sunday the Moon is in fixed earth sign Taurus where it is exalted. All things sensual are highlighted. The Moon trines Saturn in the morning, framing the day for work and productivity, As Taurus symbolizes gardening, plants, and food, it is a good day to plant flowers or vegetables, and cook a nourishing meal. You may want to cook several things for the week ahead, and listen to music while you work. A Moon-Mars square pushes us beyond our comfort zone, and a Moon-Jupiter opposition draws us to think big and aim for the stars.

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

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Sunday: Connect with friends and community.

Monday: Moon VoC all day. Attend to routine tasks, and be open to discovering something new.

Tuesday: Passionate day. Enjoy the beauty around you.

Wednesday: Imaginative day! Paint, dance, or sing.

Thursday: Dreamy, undefined energy while Moon is void of course until 2;26 p.m. PDT. Then spring into action. Aggressive energy abounds, so stay cool.

Friday: High-energy, productive day, with potential challenges.

Saturday: Do weekend errands and shopping in the morning. Moon VoC 12:37 p.m.-9:04 p.m. PDT.; turn to routine tasks.

Sunday: Practical, productive day.

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Ten Things to Do with the Venus in Cancer (May 20-June  14)

  1. Take a journey through old family photo albums.
  2. Call family together for a picnic.
  3. Take care of home maintenance.
  4. Make your home more comfortable.
  5. Pull out your family recipes and make some of your favorite family foods.
  6. Read a historical novel.
  7. Get together with siblings or relatives and share some family stories.
  8. Gaze at the Moon in the night sky.
  9. Honor your feelings.
  10. Express care through a card, call, or gift of food.

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

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

Pacific Standard Time:

Sunday, June 3 at 10:10 p.m. through Tuesday, June 5 at 3:53 a.m. (Moon into Pisces)

Wednesday, June 6 at 11:35 p.m. through Thursday, June 7 at 2:26 p.m. (Moon into Aries)

Saturday, June 9: 12:37 p.m.-9:04 p.m. (Moon into Taurus)

Monday, June 11: 8:29 p.m.-11:53 p.m. (Moon into Gemini)

Wednesday, June 13 at 12:43 p.m. through Thursday, June 14 at 0:20 a.m. (Moon into Cancer)

Friday, June 15 at 9:18 a.m. through Saturday, June 16 at 0:21 a.m. (Moon into Leo)

Sunday, June 17 at 8:25 p.m. through Monday, June 18 at 1:40 a.m. (Moon into Virgo)

Wednesday, June 20: 3:51 a.m.-5:29 a.m. (Moon into Libra)

Thursday, June 21 at 6:34 p.m. through Friday, June 22 at 12:11 p.m. (Moon into Scorpio)

Sunday, June 24: 7:00 a.m.-9:29 p.m. (Moon into Sagittarius)

Tuesday, June 26 at 5:54 a.m. through Wednesday, June 27 at 8:52 a.m. (Moon into Capricorn)

Friday, June 29: 1:57 a.m.-9:37 p.m. (Moon into Aquarius)

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

GMT:

Monday, June 4 at 6:10 through Tuesday, June 5 at 11:53 (Moon into Pisces)

Thursday, June 7: 7:35 – 22:26 (Moon into Aries)

Saturday, June 9 at 20:37 through Sunday, June 10 at 5:04 (Moon into Taurus)

Tuesday, June 12: 4:29 – 7:53 (Moon into Gemini)

Wednesday, June 13 at 20:43 through Thursday, June 14 at 8:20 (Moon into Cancer)

Friday, June 15 at 17:18 through Saturday, June 16 at 8:21 (Moon into Leo)

Monday, June 18: 4:25 – 9:40 (Moon into Virgo)

Wednesday, June 20: 11:51 – 13:29 (Moon into Libra)

Thursday, June 21 at 6:34 p.m. through Friday, June 22: 2:34 – 20:11 (Moon into Scorpio)

Sunday, June 24 at 15:00 through Monday, June 25 at.5:29 (Moon into Sagittarius)

Tuesday, June 26 at 13:54 through Wednesday, June 27 at 16:52 (Moon into Capricorn)

Friday, June 29: at 9:57 .through Saturday, June 30 at 5:37 (Moon into Aquarius)

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

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In the Stars May 27-June 3, 2018…shining light on the astrology of the week: Full Moon

The week ahead holds the steamy Full Moon in Sagittariius (Moon is in Sagittarius and Sun is in Gemini) on Tuesday. This a Grand Trine in Fire (Moon, Chiron, and North Node) and a Grand trine in water (Jupiter, Neptune, and Venus). Water and Fire create steam. The sauna, good for detoxing and health, is an apt expression of this combination of energy. The Sun has just entered Gemini tropically, highlighting communication, community, and connection. Gemini is the sign of the zodiac that bridges Spring with Summer. The week is energized by a Sun-Moon trine. The Jupiter-Neptune trine, strong all week, calls us to higher consciousness, and stirs our imagination with creative possibilities.

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Sunday we turn inward in the low light of the Scorpio Moon. Feelings run deep. We want to study, investigate, and get to the bottom of problems and concerns. Sunday shines with benefic energies. We feel optimistic and buoyant, and can imagine a positive future. Use this good energy to make this day count!

The Moon is void of course for a long period on Monday, Memorial Day (10:25 a.m.-3:25 p.m. PDT). The Moon in Scorpio is an excellent planetary configuration for honoring our deceased military and other deceased loves ones. The air clears and lightens when the Moon moves into sunny Sagittarius at 3:25 p.m. PDT. We are ready to come out of the cave and into the light and connect with others.

A Full Moon in Sagittarius-Gemini fires us up for travel and adventure on Tuesday! A Grand Fire Trine between Chiron in Aries, the North Node in Leo, and the Sagittarius Moon can bring healing through truth, vision, and stretching beyond the personal. Our imagination is encouraged by a Moon-Neptune square. Mercury ingresses into Gemini, encouraging conversation and communication. The Neptune-Jupiter trine that is in effect this week, calls us to higher consciousness and creativity.

Wednesday’s sunny Sagittarius Moon is void of course all day and evening, spilling over to early Thursday morning. When the Moon is in this mutable fire sign, it signals a call to adventure. Get some exercise in the outdoors. Explore the travel section of a bookstore. Make it a casual, easy, social evening. This is not a day for meetings, purchases, or decision making.

Buckle down on Thursday, the last day of May, and work on all that needs to be accomplished at the month’s end. After an energizing jolt from a Moon-Uranus trine, the Moon conjuncts both Vesta and Saturn. The asteroid Vesta, goddess of the hearth, is a feminine version of Saturn. This is a demanding, industrious day made for hard work and getting things done.

Friday is a day of mixed energies. The Capricorn Moon joins Pluto, making its demands again for work and accomplishment. However, the day is graced with a delightful Venus-Jupiter-Neptune Grand Trine in water signs that makes almost anything seem possible. Other benefic aspects give inspiration and vision. Hope, happiness, and hard work are key words for Friday.

Saturday the Moon is void of course most of the day until 3:06 p.m. PDT. Rather than shopping and running errands, clean house and do some gardening. The void Moon is in Capricorn, so a lot can be accomplished. The evening calls for gathering with friends. Great night for a party!

We are energized by an early Sunday morning Moon-Mars conjunction. Get out early and get exercise. Try something new. The Sun and Moon are in a benefic trine in friendly air signs. Sunday is a social day for connection and community.

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

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Sunday:

Positive energies abound! Make this day count.

Monday: Memorial Day: Draw inward and honor deceased loved ones. Moon VoC 10:25 a.m.-3:29 p.m. Make Monday evening a social one.

Tuesday: The Full Moon in Sagittarius calls us to higher consciousness and creativity.

Wednesday: Sunny, optimistic, easy day, but Moon is VoC the entire day. Not a day for meetings or decision making.

Thursday: Demanding, industrious day. Buckle down and get to work.

Friday: Hard work combines with grace and happiness for a pleasant day of accomplishment.

Saturday: Moon VoC until 3:06 p,m. PDT. Do chores around the house, and gather with friends in the evening.

Sunday: Connect with friends and community.

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Ten Things to Do with the Venus in Cancer (May 20-June  14)

  1. Take a journey through old family photo albums.
    2. Call family together for a picnic.
    3. Focus on home maintenance.
    4. Make your home more comfortable.
    5. Pull out your family recipes and make some of your favorite family foods.
    6. Read a historical novel.
    7. Get together with siblings or relatives and tell some family stories.
    8. Gaze at the Moon in the night sky.
    9. Honor your feelings.
    10. Express care through a card, call, or gift of food.

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

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

Pacific Standard Time:

Monday, May 28: 10:25 a.m.-3:29 p.m. (Moon into Sagittarius)

Tuesday, May 29 at 11:26 p.m. through Thursday, May 31 at 2:26 a.m. (Moon into Capricorn)

Friday, June 1 at 8:38 p.m. through Saturday, June 2 at 3:06 p.m. (Moon into Aquarius)

Sunday, June 3 at 10:10 p.m. through Tuesday, June 5 at 3:53 a.m. (Moon into Pisces)

Wednesday, June 6 at 11:35 p.m. through Thursday, June 7 at 2:26 p.m. (Moon into Aries)

Saturday, June 9: 12:37 p.m.-9:04 p.m. (Moon into Taurus)

Monday, June 11: 8:29 p.m.-11:53 p.m. (Moon into Gemini)

Wednesday, June 13 at 12:43 p.m. through Thursday, June 14 at 0:20 a.m. (Moon into Cancer)

Friday, June 15 at 9:18 a.m. through Saturday, June 16 at 0:21 a.m. (Moon into Leo)

Sunday, June 17 at 8:25 p.m. through Monday, June 18 at 1:40 a.m. (Moon into Virgo)

Wednesday, June 20: 3:51 a.m.-5:29 a.m. (Moon into Libra)

Thursday, June 21 at 6:34 p.m. through Friday, June 22 at 12:11 p.m. (Moon into Scorpio)

Sunday, June 24: 7:00 a.m.-9:29 p.m. (Moon into Sagittarius)

GMT:

Monday, May 28: 18:25 – 23:29 (Moon into Sagittarius)

Wednesday, May 29 at 7:26 through Thursday, May 31 at 10:26 (Moon into Capricorn)

Saturday, June 2: 4:38 – 24:06 (Moon into Aquarius)

Monday, June 4 at 6:10 through Tuesday, June 5 at 11:53 (Moon into Pisces)

Thursday, June 7: 7:35 – 22:26 (Moon into Aries)

Saturday, June 9 at 20:37 through Sunday, June 10 at 5:04 (Moon into Taurus)

Tuesday, June 12: 4:29 – 7:53 (Moon into Gemini)

Wednesday, June 13 at 20:43 through Thursday, June 14 at 8:20 (Moon into Cancer)

Friday, June 15 at 17:18 through Saturday, June 16 at 8:21 (Moon into Leo)

Monday, June 18: 4:25 – 9:40 (Moon into Virgo)

Wednesday, June 20: 11:51 – 13:29 (Moon into Libra)

Thursday, June 21 at 6:34 p.m. through Friday, June 22: 2:34 – 20:11 (Moon into Scorpio)

Sunday, June 24 at 15:00 through Monday, June 25 at.5:29 (Moon into Sagittarius)

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In the Stars May 20-27, 2018…shining light on the astrology of the week

Tensions lesson as Mars pulls away from his aspect to Uranus.  The Sun has just entered Gemini tropically, highlighting communication, community, and connection. Gemini is the sign of the zodiac that bridges Spring with Summer.

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Although we may want Sunday to be a day of rest after this dynamic week, the day is filled with challenging, irritable, testy fixed squares (Moon-Mercury, Moon-Jupiter, and Venus-Chiron) that will not allow complacency or ease. There may be some relief with the Sun moving into mutable, air sign Gemini, energy which allows us to rise above difficulties and see some humor in the drama. Square aspects challenge us to move—physically and otherwise.  We can  get a lot accomplished. The Sun ingresses into Gemini, ushering in a new solar month symbolizing communication, connection, and community.

Indecision makes it difficult to get going on Monday. The Moon is Void of Course all day until 7:03 p.m. PDT when the Moon moves into Virgo, and makes a flowing connection to Uranus which will shake you out of the day’s fog. Don’t expect to get the week off to a running start, and it is not a good day for meetings. Although it is Monday, take the day off and play if you can. I’ll be getting ready to leave Tuesday for the United Astrology Congress in Chicago. I’ll be sure to pack before Monday; otherwise, I will be stifled with indecision as what to take and what to leave.

Tuesday’s Virgo Moon will help us get organized and make up for time lost on Monday. Although the Virgo Moon takes us down into the details, the day is infused with expansive aspects. We are grounded early in the day by the Moon-Saturn trine, making us accountable to our responsibilities. At the same time, we think big (Mercury opposite Jupiter). Both the Moon and Mercury form benefic aspects with Neptune and Jupiter. If you can loosen the grip of the task-driven Virgo Moon, this is a day to let your imagination soar into new territory. Make the most of the possibilities that abound on Tuesday.

A powerful Moon-Pluto trine in the early morning (7:55 a.m. PDT), gives us drive and determination. Then the Moon is void of course all the rest of the day and evening until 11:52 p.m. PDT. The Taurus Sun makes an exact benefic trine to Mars in Capricorn, a decisive, energetic alignment. Although the day is not good for meetings or decisions, a lot can be accomplished with the powerful drive of the Sun-Mars trine. Be sure to build some vigorous exercise into the day.

The gracious Libra Moon on Thursday forms a Grand Air Trine with Mars and the Sun, great for the beginning of the astrology conference in Chicago, for conversation and learning, and for almost anything else, especially if it involves conversation and learning. An edgy Moon-Saturn square pushes us out of the Libra Moon’s comfort zone, and into handling our responsibilities.

Friday ushers in the long Memorial Day weekend with three major aspects: Jupiter trine Neptune; Mercury trine Pluto; and Venus opposite Saturn. These combinations are imaginative, investigative, and discerning, We attend to our responsibilities, and then relax into a gracious, inspiring evening after the Moon becomes void of course at 2:03 p.n. PDT. I’ll be relaxing on a conference cruise Friday evening against the backdrop of the social Libra Moon and aspects that encourage engagement, curiosity, and creativity. Enjoy a social evening with good friends, but be responsible, and rein it in responsibly.

Saturday and Sunday we turn inward in the low light of the Scorpio Moon. Feelings run deep. We want to study, investigate, and get to the bottom of problems and concerns. Saturday calls for energetic exercise, openness to surprise and spontaneous events, and attending to responsibilities. Sunday shines with benefic energies. We feel optimistic and buoyant, and can imagine a positive future. Use this good energy to make this day count!

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

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Sunday: Challenging, testy day. Not a day of rest and ease. Be playful. Sun into Gemini.

Monday: Moon VoC all day until 7:03 p.m. PDT. Indecision abounds, and things don’t come together. Play day, if you can.

Tuesday: Moon in Virgo helps us get organized. Attend to details, but keep the big picture in mind. Possibilities abound!

Wednesday: Sun  trine Mars: A lot can be accomplished—a lot of small things. The Moon is VoC all day and not good for decision making.

Thursday: Handle responsibilities with ease and grace.

Friday: Major aspects highlight imagination, investigation, and discernment.

Saturday: Feelings run deep. Study, investigate, and engage.

Sunday: Positive energies abound! Make this day count.

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Ten Things to Do with the Venus in Cancer (May 20-June  14)

1. Take a journey through old family photo albums.
2. Call family together for a picnic.
3. Focus on home maintenance.
4. Make your home more comfortable.
5. Pull out your family recipes and make some of your favorite family foods.
6. Read a historical novel.
7. Get together with siblings or relatives and tell some family stories.
8. Gaze at the Moon in the night sky.
9. Honor your feelings.
10. Express care through a card, call, or gift of food.

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

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

Pacific Standard Time:

Sunday, May 20 at 8:30 p.m. through Monday, May 21 at 7:03 p.m. (Moon into Virgo)

Wednesday, May 23: 7:55 a.m.-11:52 p.m. (Moon into Libra)

Friday, May 25 at 2:03 p.m. through Saturday, May 26 at 6:39 a.m. (Moon into Scorpio)

Monday, May 28: 10:25 a.m.-3:29 p.m. (Moon into Sagittarius)

Tuesday, May 29 at 11:26 p.m. through Thursday, May 31 at 2:26 a.m. (Moon into Capricorn)

Friday, June 1 at 8:38 p.m. through Saturday, June 2 at 3:06 p.m. (Moon into Aquarius)

Sunday, June 3 at 10:10 p.m. through Tuesday, June 5 at 3:53 a.m. (Moon into Pisces)

Wednesday, June 6 at 11:35 p.m. through Thursday, June 7 at 2:26 p.m. (Moon into Aries)

Saturday, June 9: 12:37 p.m.-9:04 p.m. (Moon into Taurus)

Monday, June 11: 8:29 p.m.-11:53 p.m. (Moon into Gemini)

Wednesday, June 13 at 12:43 p.m. through Thursday, June 14 at 0:20 a.m. (Moon into Cancer)

Friday, June 15 at 9:18 a.m. through Saturday, June 16 at 0:21 a.m. (Moon into Leo)

Sunday, June 17 at 8:25 p.m. through Monday, June 18 at 1:40 a.m. (Moon into Virgo)

GMT:

Monday, May 21 at 3:30 through Tuesday, May 22 at 2:03 (Moon into Virgo)

Wednesday, May 23 at 14:55 through Thursday, May 24 at 6:52 (Moon into Libra)

Friday, May 25 at 21:03 through Saturday, May 26 at 13:39 (Moon into Scorpio)

Monday, May 28: 17:25 – 22:29 (Moon into Sagittarius)

Wednesday, May 29 at 6:26 through Thursday, May 31 at 9:26 (Moon into Capricorn)

Saturday, June 2: 3:38 – 22:06 (Moon into Aquarius)

Monday, June 4 at 5:10 through Tuesday, June 5 at 10:53 (Moon into Pisces)

Thursday, June 7: 6:35 – 21:26 (Moon into Aries)

Saturday, June 9 at 19:37 through Sunday, June 10 at 4:04 (Moon into Taurus)

Tuesday, June 12: 3:29 – 6:53 (Moon into Gemini)

Wednesday, June 13 at 19:43 through Thursday, June 14 at 7:20 (Moon into Cancer)

Friday, June 15 at 16:18 through Saturday, June 16 at 7:21 (Moon into Leo)

Monday, June 18: 3:25 – 8:40 (Moon into Virgo)

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In the Stars…shining light on the astrology of the week: New Moon, Uranus enters Taurus

The week ahead is demanding, just like last week. This week demands that we apply ourselves with focus and hard work to get a lot accomplished. Mercury and Uranus are conjunct, exact on Sunday, May 13. Mercury and Uranus together are a brilliant, creative combination. Mars and Pluto, symbolizing power and focus,  are still conjunct, though Mars continues to pull farther away from Pluto and march toward an exact square to Uranus also on Sunday, May 13. While Mercury/Uranus is brilliant and innovative, it is also erratic and unpredictable. The combined Mars/Pluto/Uranus energy is extremely volatile. With Mercury in the mix, the ground is unstable, strong energies for earthquakes. Symbolically, we can shake up our lives and move ourselves out of deep ruts and into new pathways of change. What needs to be shaken up in your life? Ponder how you can use this potent, volatile energy for positive change this week. Go slowly and carefully this week, and yet be open to innovative ideas. Take advantage of the strong energy to empower yourself.  The zodiac sign Taurus is most closely associated with planet Earth. Climate change and geological issues of the planet will be highlighted in the coming cycle.

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Sunday, Mother’s Day, is a demanding day that sizzles with action and surprises. Mercury and Uranus are exactly conjunct, a brilliant, creative alignment that can result in innovations and new solutions. The Moon joins the conjunction party mid-day, adding to the excitement. The Moon is darkening, just before the New Moon early Tuesday morning. At this time in the lunar cycle, we want to draw inward and finish open projects in preparation for a new cycle that begins early in the week.

The exalted, high-functioning Taurus Moon supports productivity and accomplishment on Monday. Jupiter’s opposition to the Moon may make us feel overextended, but it can help us set intentions and reach to achieve them. Lunar trines to Saturn and Pluto bookend the day, providing grounding and the drive to get things accomplished. The Moon is dark, just before the New Moon tomorrow, so seize the day and get some things completed before the new lunar cycle begins tomorrow.

Tuesday is an extraordinary day of notable cosmic events. The New Moon (when Sun and Moon are conjunct) in Taurus at 24 degrees makes a benefic trine in earth signs to Mars and Pluto in Capricorn. This is a powerful combination, making it possible to get a big jump start on a new project or two. Uranus makes its debut into Taurus, beginning a new cycle which is likely to shake the ground and the status quo over the next seven years. Mars ingresses into Aquarius, energizing themes of non-conformity and independent action. Mars and Uranus are in a testy, square aspect, sure to stir up a bit of rebellion. Venus is out of bounds May 5 to June 7, symbolically meaning that the feminine is unbound and wild. Venus is conjunct Pallas Athene in Gemini. In the next month we may see a strengthened expression of the unleashed voice of women. This New Moon is incredibly powerful, and full of creative potential. Make it count!

The creative, explosive Mars-Uranus conjunction is Wednesday’s highlight, exact at 0:03 a.m. PDT. The Moon is in Gemini, activating curiosity, conversation, and social engagement. We are likely to encounter several surprises this week as this intense, rebellious, game-changing Mars-Uranus square continues within two degrees all week. Go slowly and carefully, and be open to new opportunities and life-changing possibilities.

The Gemini Moon is conjunct both Venus and Pallas Athena on Thursday. Pallas Athena is the asteroid that symbolizes justice, strategy, creative intelligence, and wisdom. She is the goddess of arts and crafts, in service of a more civilized society. In the words of Demetra George in her book Asteroid Goddesses (1986), she wrote: “Pallas Athena …in the horoscope…describes one’s capacities for inspired vision, intuition, curiosity, genius, and exceptional perception.” The combination of these three feminine planets, Moon, Venus, and Pallas Athena in Gemini are in a benefic sextile to rebellious, independent Uranus. We want to strike out freely, and change the world. This extraordinary triplicity will give rise to women’s voices speaking out on issues of social justice. How do you want to unleash and express the feminine voice within you more fully and freely? There is a brief 3 1/2 – hour void Moon from 11:18 a.m. to 2:47 p.m. PDT before the Moon enters Cancer. The evening calls us to home, family, and comfort.

Friday is another active day in the Cosmos. Mercury squares the nodes, calling us to think carefully about what we say which could create more separation or connection. A Moon-Saturn opposition demands attention to duties and responsibilities, and can enable us to get a lot accomplished. The Cancer Moon forms a benefic grand trine in water signs with Jupiter in Scorpio and Neptune in Pisces. This beautiful alignment inspires compassion, creativity, and imagination. Friday, Viernes, is Venus’ Day. Friday, May 18, is also my husband, Ralph Metzner’s birthday!

Energies are mixed on Saturday, rumbling with dynamism, shifts, possibilities, and surprises. The Cancer Moon forms a T-square to Pluto and Uranus, stirring powerful feelings and moving us toward action and change. Venus ingresses into Cancer, highlighting our emotional needs, and drawing us toward home and family matters. After a brief two-hour void Moon period Saturday afternoon, the Moon enters fiery Leo at 4:11 p.m. PDT, forming another rumbling T-square with Mars and Uranus. Expect the unexpected on Saturday during this powerful, active day.

Although we may want Sunday to be a day of rest after this dynamic week, the day is filled with challenging, irritable, testy fixed squares (Moon-Mercury, Moon-Jupiter, and Venus-Chiron) that will not allow complacency or ease. There may be some relief with the Sun moving into mutable, air sign Gemini, energy which allows us to rise above difficulties and see some humor in the drama. Square aspects challenge us to move—physically and with specific projects. The Sun ingresses into Gemini, ushering in a new solar month symbolizing communication, connection, and community.

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

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Sunday, Mother’s Day: Brilliant, creative day that sizzles with action and surprises. Think twice about what you want to say, before saying it.

Monday: Productive day with drive to get things accomplished and finished before the New Moon cycle tomorrow.

Tuesday: Extraordinary day of noteworthy cosmic events. Uranus enters Taurus. New Moon makes it possible to take a big leap forward. Mars enters independent Aquarius. Take a big leap forward and expect the unexpected.

Wednesday: Explosive, game-changing day. Go slow. Be careful, and be open to new possibilities and opportunities.

Thursday: Unleash the feminine voice within you. Do something creative and rebellious. Moon VoC 11:18 a.m. – 2:47 p.m. PDT. The evening calls for comfort (Cancer Moon).

Friday: Attend to responsibility and get a lot accomplished. A water Grand Trine inspires, compassion, and imagination.

Saturday: Mixed day with powerful, dynamic, creative energies. Expect the unexpected.

Sunday: Challenging, testy day. Not a day of rest and ease. Be playful. Sun into Gemini.

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Ten Things to Do with the Venus in Gemini (April 25-May 20)

  1. Take short trips to enjoy the beauty in your neighborhood.
  2. Visit a neighborhood art gallery or exhibit.
  3. Host a neighborhood gathering.
  4. Connect with aunts, uncles, or cousins.
  5. 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.
  6. Go to a library book sale or second-hand store and buy some books that lead you in new directions.
  7. Exercise flexibility in relationship.
  8. Energize your social life. It’s time for conversation and connection.
  9. Acknowledge the various expressions of love in your everyday life.
  10. Write letters.

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 13: 11:05 a.m.-11:15 a.m. (Moon into Taurus)

Tuesday, May 15: 1:30 p.m.-1:43 p.m. (Moon into Gemini)

Thursday, May 17: 11:18 a.m.-2:47 p.m. (Moon into Cancer)

Saturday, May 19: 2:14 p.m.-4:11 p.m. (Moon into Leo)

Sunday, May 20 at 8:30 p.m. through Monday, May 21 at 7:03 p.m. (Moon into Virgo)

Wednesday, May 23: 7:55 a.m.-11:52 p.m. (Moon into Libra)

Friday, May 25 at 2:03 p.m. through Saturday, May 26 at 6:39 a.m. (Moon into Scorpio)

Monday, May 28: 10:25 a.m.-3:29 p.m. (Moon into Sagittarius)

Tuesday, May 29 at 11:26 p.m. through Thursday, May 31 at 2:26 a.m. (Moon into Capricorn)

Friday, June 1 at 8:38 p.m. through Saturday, June 2 at 3:06 p.m. (Moon into Aquarius)

Sunday, June 3 at 10:10 p.m. through Tuesday, June 5 at 3:53 a.m. (Moon into Pisces)

Wednesday, June 6 at 11:35 p.m. through Thursday, June 7 at 2:26 p.m. (Moon into Aries)

Saturday, June 9: 12:37 p.m.-9:04 p.m. (Moon into Taurus)

GMT:

Sunday, May 13: 18:05 – 18:15 (Moon into Taurus)

Tuesday, May 15: 20:30 -20:43 (Moon into Gemini)

Thursday, May 17: 18:18 – 21:47 (Moon into Cancer)

Saturday, May 19: 21:14 – 23:11 (Moon into Leo)

Monday, May 21 at 3:30 through Tuesday, May 22 at 2:03 (Moon into Virgo)

Wednesday, May 23 at 14:55 through Thursday, May 24 at 6:52 (Moon into Libra)

Friday, May 25 at 21:03 through Saturday, May 26 at 13:39 (Moon into Scorpio)

Monday, May 28: 17:25 – 22:29 (Moon into Sagittarius)

Wednesday, May 29 at 6:26 through Thursday, May 31 at 9:26 (Moon into Capricorn)

Saturday, June 2: 3:38 – 22:06 (Moon into Aquarius)

Monday, June 4 at 5:10 through Tuesday, June 5 at 10:53 (Moon into Pisces)

Thursday, June 7: 6:35 – 21:26 (Moon into Aries)

Saturday, June 9 at 19:37 through Sunday, June 10 at 4:04 (Moon into Taurus)

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In the Stars may 6-13, 2018…shining light on the astrology of the week

The week ahead is demanding. This week demands our full attention, and it demands that we apply ourselves with focus and hard work  to get a lot accomplished. These energies are in the cardinal, action-oriented signs of Aries and Capricorn. Mercury and Uranus are conjunct, exact on Sunday, May 13. Mars and Pluto are still conjunct, though Mars continues to pull farther away from Pluto and march toward an exact square to Uranus also on Sunday, May 13. While Mercury/Uranus is brilliant and innovative, it is also a erratic and unpredictable. The combined Mars/Pluto/Uranus energy is extremely volatile. With Mercury in the mix, the ground is unstable, strong energies for earthquakes. Symbolically, we can shake up our lives and move ourselves out of deep ruts and into new pathways of change. What needs to be shaken up in your life? Ponder how you can use this potent, volatile energy for positive change this week. Go slowly and carefully this week, and yet be open to innovative ideas and take advantage of the strong energy to empower yourself.  At the end of this post, there is an excellent description by Astrologer Austin Coppock on the messages of consistency and sustainability of the second decan of Taurus (the Suns’ placement April 30-May 10).

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Sunday is a lighter, friendlier day. The Moon is in Aquarius. The Taurus Sun sextiles Neptune, an opportunity to bring more beauty into your life. How about making a trip to the garden store and purchasing some plants to bring more color into your yard? Look around and discover something new, and connect with friends. Tension brews in the evening in advance of the Mercury-Pluto square just after midnight. Steer clear of the stormy weather, and get to bed early.

Monday is a day with mixed energy. The tension of an exact Mercury-Pluto square frames the day, if not the whole week. This aspect can be discerning, and employed for attention to detail in the written or spoken word. The Aquarius Moon also makes tense squares to the Sun and Jupiter, perhaps leaving us feeling stretched too thin with all there is to do this week. A Venus-Neptune square softens the hard edges, though it may cloud our vision. The detachment of the Aquarius Moon holds the key to this dynamic day.

A lot can be accomplished, pleasantly, with the buoyancy of Tuesday’s Sun-Jupiter opposition. Benefic lunar sextiles to Mercury and Uranus invite free thinking and innovative ideas. Take the time to meet with a friend who stimulates conversation and new ideas.

Inspiration, compassion, and forgiveness are themes Wednesday and Thursday. Each month with the Moon’s orbit around the Sun of 29 ½ days, we are given an opportunity to focus on different aspects of our lives. Isn’t it wonderful that one of the 12 zodiac signs symbolizes compassion and forgiveness? This monthly journey through Pisces gives us the opportunity to cleanse ourselves emotionally of transgressions that need to be forgiven. Wednesday may be the easiest day this week.  Being in the flow, we can get a lot accomplished. Wednesday’s lunar sextile to Saturn helps us ground the Pisces Moon’s visionary, ethereal energy into practical applications. Thursday is full of benefic lunar aspects to Neptune, Jupiter, Sun, and Pluto. A lunar square to Venus is a bit edgy, but draws our attention to a relationship or issue that needs to be addressed. Pisces symbolizes art and beauty, and inspiring music and wonderful smells. See the beauty in the world around you, and breathe it in. make it a beautiful, inspiring day.

After a good, dream-filled sleep during the last few degrees of the Pisces Moon cycle, bounce out of bed Friday and greet the sunrise and the Aries Moon, beginning a new lunar cycle. This is a day to make things happen! The Sun makes a powerful, benefic trine to Pluto. Be bold, and give this day the works. The evening holds an uncomfortable Moon-Saturn square. Cosmic energies do not foster an easy social evening. You might be better off to keep working, or go dancing and shake off your frustrations.

Saturday is day filled with tension. Mercury I and the Moon are in tense squares to Pluto. When the planetary weather is stormy and volatile, it is best to stay close to home, and engage in challenging projects and hard work. This is not a weekend for taking risks, physical or otherwise. Stay calm and steady, and lean into a big, but safe project. A benefic Moon-Venus sextile in the evening provides some relief. Call it a day and enjoy a satisfying dinner, and some new and easy entertainment.

Sunday, Mother’s Day, is another demanding day that sizzles with action and surprises. The Moon conjuncts Uranus mid-day, just as it changes signs into Taurus tropically. Mercury and Uranus are exactly conjunct, a brilliant, creative alignment that can result in innovations and new solutions. The Moon is darkening, just before the New Moon early Tuesday morning. At this time in the lunar cycle, we want to draw inward and finish open projects in preparation for a new cycle that begins early next week.

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The following is an excellent read on the second decan of Taurus (10-20 degrees of Taurus, which is where the Sun is from April 30-May 10) by Astrologer Austin Coppock (https://austincoppock.com/astrology-apr-30-may-10-taurus-ii-the-key/)

“The key to the potential fecundity found here is consistency. The crops do not grow right if they are watered twice as much but half as often as they should. Skill does not develop by means of a sprinter’s effort, but through effort over time. To make things real, it is more effective to spend one hour a day on them rather than seven hours once a week.

The light of this face thus smiles upon consistency, and to be consistent one’s efforts must be sustainable. Sustainability requires the balance of yin and yang, effort and recovery, labor and leisure. Ask a weightlifter how they came to lift half a ton, and they will describe to you a steady schedule of carefully balanced exertion and rest.

There are certainly times when we must throw such balance to the wind, and give everything to the moment, but if we make this level of effort our baseline, we will eventually have no more midnight oil to burn. In order to sustain heroic efforts, we require legendary rest. The further you would push yourself, the more important good sleep, good food, and regular self-care become. To improve your activity, refine your inactivity.

Additionally, look to those between periods, where we neither accomplish nor heal. Chief among these is procrastination, where we carry the stress of exertion without accomplishing anything of value. It is neither rest nor labor. The internet’s virtual world offers us a thousand ways to do this. There is much legitimate leisure which taskmasters refer to as wasted time, but much of what people do on social media well and truly qualifies…

It is thus sometimes necessary to separate work from play, and activity from passivity, so that we don’t end up with a nonfunctional mixture of the two which provides neither the satisfaction of achievement nor the rejuvenation of leisure. Though Caesar salad and chocolate ice cream are both delicious, they are best served as separate courses, rather than mixed together and served simultaneously.

Indeed, the procreative images which line this decan point toward the generative dynamics possible between clear polarities. We cannot breathe in and out at the same time. The unification of opposites is one formulae. It is the Coagula of alchemy…”

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

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The Week in Short:

Sunday: Chill with friends, and bring some inspiration and beauty into your life.

Monday: Mixed day filled with tension, and yet vision and inspiration. Detachment is key.

Tuesday: Buoyant, innovative day. A lot can be accomplished.

Wednesday: Be in the flow. Combine practical steps with inspiration.

Thursday: See the beauty around you, and breathe it in.

Friday: Bounce out of bed and seize the day. Be bold and empowered.

Saturday: Stormy, volatile day. Go slow, and be careful, but give it the works.

Sunday, Mother’s Day: Brilliant, creative day that sizzles with action and surprises. Think twice about what you want to say before saying it.

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Ten Things to Do with the Venus in Gemini (April 25-May 20)

  1. Take short trips to enjoy the beauty in your neighborhood.
  2. Visit a neighborhood art gallery or exhibit.
  3. Host a neighborhood gathering.
  4. Connect with aunts, uncles, or cousins.
  5. 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.
  6. Go to a library book sale or second-hand store and buy some books that lead you in new directions.
  7. Exercise flexibility in relationship.
  8. Energize your social life. It’s time for conversation and connection.
  9. Acknowledge the various expressions of love in your everyday life.
  10. Write letters.

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 6: 6:48 a.m. – 7:48 a.m. (Moon into Aquarius)

Tuesday, May 8: 7:29 p.m.-8:11 p.m. (Moon into Pisces)

Friday, May 11: 2:02 a.m.-5:40 a.m. (Moon into Aries)

Sunday, May 13: 11:05 a.m.-11:15 a.m. (Moon into Taurus)

Tuesday, May 15: 1:30 p.m.-1:43 p.m. (Moon into Gemini)

Thursday, May 17: 11:18 a.m.-2:47 p.m. (Moon into Cancer)

Saturday, May 19: 2:14 p.m.-4:11 p.m. (Moon into Leo)

Sunday, May 20 at 8:30 p.m. through Monday, May 21 at 7:03 p.m. (Moon into Virgo)

Wednesday, May 23: 7:55 a.m.-11:52 p.m. (Moon into Libra)

Friday, May 25 at 2:03 p.m. through Saturday, May 26 at 6:39 a.m. (Moon into Scorpio)

Monday, May 28: 10:25 a.m.-3:39 p.m. (Moon into Sagittarius)

Tuesday, May 29 at 11:26 p.m. through Thursday, May 31 at 2:26 a.m. (Moon into Capricorn)

Saturday, June 2 at 3:06 p.m. through Sunday, June 3 at 10:10 p.m. (Moon into Aquarius)

GMT:

Sunday, May 6: 13:48 – 14:48 (Moon into Aquarius)

Wednesday, May 8: 2:29 – 3:11 (Moon into Pisces)

Friday, May 11: 9:02 – 12:40 (Moon into Aries)

Sunday, May 13: 18:05 – 18:15 (Moon into Taurus)

Tuesday, May 15: 20:30 -20:43 (Moon into Gemini)

Thursday, May 17: 18:18 – 21:47 (Moon into Cancer)

Saturday, May 19: 21:14 – 23:11 (Moon into Leo)

Monday, May 21 at 3:30 through Tuesday, May 22 at 2:03 (Moon into Virgo)

Wednesday, May 23 at 14:55 through Thursday, May 24 at 6:52 (Moon into Libra)

Friday, May 25 at 21:03 through Saturday, May 26 at 13:39 (Moon into Scorpio)

Monday, May 28: 17:25 – 22:39 (Moon into Sagittarius)

Wednesday, May 29 at 6:26 through Thursday, May 31 at 9:26 (Moon into Capricorn)

Saturday, June 2 at 22:06 through Monday, June 4 at 5:10 (Moon into Aquarius)

 

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In the Stars April 29-May 6, 2018…shining light on the astrology of the week: Wesak Full Moon

The powerful Wesak Full Moon in Scorpio heralds the week ahead. The Sun continues to shine in the zodiacal sign of Taurus, symbolizing nourishment and growth. Taurus symbolizes all things sensual: beauty for the eyes, music for the ears, delicious food for taste, spring fragrances for our sense of smell, and delightful textures and people to touch. The Taurus Sun makes benefic trines to the planets in Capricorn: Saturn, Mars, and Pluto, making for an easy flow of things in general. Now Jupiter, Saturn, and Pluto are in retrograde, encouraging inner reflection and reconsideration.

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A Full Moon in fixed signs (Sun in Taurus, Moon in Scorpio) lights Sunday with power and promise. Saturn makes benefic aspects to this Full Moon, and the combination of industrious Saturn in Capricorn; the practical, grounded Sun in Taurus; and the deep, transformative, powerful Moon in Scorpio creates a firm foundation. This Full Moon forms a tense square to the Moon’s Nodes, creating a fixed Grand Cross (with a Moon wobble). A Moon wobble occurs when the Sun is conjunct or square the Moon’s Nodes. The wobble creates instability; the Grand Cross pattern carries a lot of tension, yet tension creates change. An opportunity is presented to get out of ruts and stuck places. Neptune makes a benefic trine to Jupiter and the Moon, broadening our vision, and opening our hearts to love and accept ourselves and others. This is the Wesak Full Moon, when Buddha bestows his blessings on humanity. We can open our hearts to the messages and blessings of the light of this Full Moon.

The week begins on a high note of vision and idealism (Scorpio Moon trine Neptune in Pisces). The Moon/Jupiter conjunction gives the day bounce and optimism. The wind is at your back! The day’s opportunities continue through the evening, as the Moon makes opportune aspects to Mars and Pluto. Scorpio symbolizes power, and combining this symbolism with the day’s opportunities and aspects, we want to seize this dynamic day and make the most of it.

Tuesday, May Day-May 1, holds a potent, challenging, and perhaps dangerous, Mars-Eris square. Be careful and go slow. The Moon shifts to optimistic Sagittarius at 8:19 a.m. PDT. Take a hike or walk in nature, as Sagittarius loves an outdoor adventure, and loves to move the hips.

A Sunny Sagittarius Moon delivers two more upbeat days on Wednesday and Thursday. Words flow easily, direct and to the point. On the other hand, a Moon-Neptune square may lead to confused communication. Optimism and inspiration will help to create a winning outcome. A crackling lunar trine to Uranus in fire signs (Moon in Sagittarius Moon and Uranus in Aries) may correspond with something surprising.

The Moon shifts into Taciturn Capricorn Thursday evening where it resides through Saturday. Duty and responsibility call Friday and Saturday. A Moon-Saturn conjunction mid-day Friday symbolizes focus on work. Vesta, asteroid representing the keeping of the hearth, also aligns with the Moon and Saturn, amplifying the work theme. This is not a lazy, celebratory Friday. Get focused, and get a lot accomplished.

Energies are mixed on Saturday. On one hand, the Capricorn Moon makes a number of benefic aspects to Sun, Neptune, and Jupiter, easing the tension of the day. On a more serious and demanding note, the Moon conjuncts Pluto and Mars. All of these aspects drive us toward accomplishment and success, especially the more that we give our life the works.

Sunday is a lighter, friendlier day. The Moon is in Aquarius. The Taurus Sun sextiles Neptune, an opportunity to bring more beauty into your life. How about making a trip to the garden store and purchasing some plants to bring more color into your yard? Look around and discover something new, and connect with friends.

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

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The Week in Short:

Sunday: Full Moon; unstable Full Moon. Move out of stuck places, and broaden your vision.

Monday: Day of opportunity! Seize the day and make the most of it. Step into your power.

Tuesday: Be careful, go slow, and take a walk in nature.

Wednesday: Optimistic day, though communication may be confused.

Thursday: Buoyant day! Expect something surprising to happen.

Friday: Industrious Day framed for work and accomplishment.

Saturday: Give your life the works, and drive toward success.

Sunday: Chill with friends, and bring some inspiration and beauty into your life.

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Ten Things to Do with the Venus in Gemini (April 25-May 20)
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.

  1. Energize your social life. It’s time for conversation and connection.
  2. Acknowledge the various expressions of love in your everyday life.
  3. Write letters.
  4. Take short trips to enjoy the beauty in your neighborhood.
  5. Visit a neighborhood art gallery or exhibit.
  6. Host a neighborhood gathering.
  7. Connect with aunts, uncles, or cousins.
  8. 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.

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 28 at 10:32 p.m. through Sunday, April 29 at 0:11 a.m. (Moon into Scorpio)

Monday, April 30 at 7:56 p.m. through Tuesday, May 1 at 8:19 a.m. (Moon into Sagittarius)

Thursday, May 3: 5:50 p.m.-7:08 p.m. (Moon into Capricorn)

Sunday, May 6: 6:48 a.m. – 7:48 a.m. (Moon into Aquarius)

Tuesday, May 8: 7:29 p.m.-8:11 p.m. (Moon into Pisces)

Friday, May 11: 2:02 a.m.-5:40 a.m. (Moon into Aries)

Sunday, May 13: 11:05 a.m.-11:15 a.m. (Moon into Taurus)

Tuesday, May 15: 1:30 p.m.-1:43 p.m. (Moon into Gemini)

Thursday, May 17: 11:18 a.m.-2:47 p.m. (Moon into Cancer)

Saturday, May 19: 2:14 p.m.-4:11 p.m. (Moon into Leo)

Sunday, May 20 at 8:30 p.m. through Monday, May 21 at 7:03 p.m. (Moon into Virgo)

Wednesday, May 23: 7:55 a.m.-11:52 p.m. (Moon into Libra)

Friday, May 25 at 2:03 p.m. through Saturday, May 26 at 6;39 a.m. (Moon into Scorpiro)

GMT:

Sunday, April 29: 5:32 – 7:11 (Moon into Scorpio)

Tuesday, May 1: 2:56 – 15:19 (Moon into Sagittarius)

Friday, May 3: 0:50 – 2:08 (Moon into Capricorn)

Sunday, May 6: 13:48 – 14:48 (Moon into Aquarius)

Wednesday, May 8: 2:29 – 3:11 (Moon into Pisces)

Friday, May 11: 9:02 – 12:40 (Moon into Aries)

Sunday, May 13: 18:05 – 18:15 (Moon into Taurus)

Tuesday, May 15: 20:30 -20:43 (Moon into Gemini)

Thursday, May 17: 18:18 – 21:47 (Moon into Cancer)

Saturday, May 19: 21:14 – 23:11 (Moon into Leo)

Monday, May 21 at 3:30 through Tuesday, May 22 at 2:03 (Moon into Virgo)

Wednesday, May 23 at 14:55 through Thursday, May 24 at 6:52 (Moon into Libra)

Friday, May 25 at 21:03 through Saturday, May 26 at 13:39 (Moon into Scorpio)

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

The Sun is now in the zodiacal sign of Taurus, symbolizing nourishment and growth. Seeds are planted to grow into flowers and vegetables.  Taurus symbolizes all things sensual: beauty for the eyes, music for the ears, delicious food for taste, spring fragrances for our sense of smell, and delightful textures and people to touch. The planetary energy is gentler than it has been the past month now with the Sun in Taurus, as the Taurus Sun makes benefic trines to the planets in Capricorn: Saturn, Mars, and Pluto. Now Jupiter, Saturn, and Pluto are in retrograde, making for a lot of inner reflection and reconsideration. This week builds toward a powerful Full Moon that holds a lot of tension, as well as power and promise. These strong, potent energies can be employed to get us out of ruts and stuck places, and move us forward.

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Sunday April 22, Earth Day, holds yet another big planetary shift: Pluto turns retrograde in Capricorn, following Saturn’s lead a few days earlier. The morning’s Moon-square-Uranus can knock us off schedule, or bring some surprising news. When a planet is stationary, and changing motion, the symbolic energy is strong. Pluto symbolizes power, transformation, and change, so these energies are more activated. The Moon shifts into Leo, amplifying the drama quotient. Expect it to be a significant day.

We are confident and courageous on Monday, and willing to take risks. Buoyed by a Leo Moon, our hearts are full and generous. The day is sunny and playful. Make it fun, and enjoy this Monday!

Tuesday begins bright and sunny as the Moon moves through the last few degrees of Leo. Venus shifts into Gemini for the next four weeks, stirring curiosity and drawing us to new explorations. “Try new flavors of fun,” as my deceased astrologer colleague, Jeff Jawer, used to say. The Moon is void of course for a couple of hours from 11:39 a.m. to 1:40 p.m. PDT. You may want to extend your lunch hour, and soak up some Sun, and go for a diversion in the outdoors. The Moon ingresses into Virgo at 1:40 p.m. PDT, signaling the time of the month to clean things up and get organized. This Virgo Moon’s focus on order and practical matters will enable us to get a lot accomplished through Thursday evening.

Work is the focus on Wednesday, specifically on tasks and details that need be completed, as opposed to big projects. An early morning Saturn-Moon trine in Capricorn and Virgo respectively, frame the day for work. An edgy Mercury-Saturn square may bring out our imperfections and inadequacies, and make us uncomfortable. The antidote is to push through the challenges and responsibilities before us, and give this day the works. A Moon-Neptune opposition at the end of the work day in the early evening softens the energy and calls us to relax, and marvel at all you have accomplished.

Thursday is another industrious day with the Moon in Virgo. Although this day is compromised by a long 16-hour void of course Moon, it is super-powered by the Mars-Pluto conjunction at 21 degrees of Capricorn. With the Moon void it is not a good day for meetings, decisions, and connections. However, it is a great day for attending to numerous tasks, and tidying up your home, office. Make sure to use this powerful energy to get some vigorous exercise which will then fuel the day with extra drive. After the Moon shifts into Libra at 6:13 p.m. PDT, enjoy a fine, copasetic dinner with your mate or beloved friends.

Edgy cardinal aspects from the Libra Moon to Saturn, Mars, Pluto, and Uranus on Friday and Saturday, combined with the Mars/Pluto conjunction that was exact on Thursday, make these days rumble with turbulent energy. What calls for big change in your life?  You can harness this energy to make positive, powerful change. If you meet with power struggles, back off and think about things before you charge forward. Make these days count! You can help to break apart old, worn-out structures.

A Full Moon in fixed signs (Sun in Taurus, Moon in Scorpio) lights Sunday with power and promise. Saturn makes benefic aspects to this Full Moon, and the combination of industrious Saturn in Capricorn; the practical, grounded Sun in Taurus; and the deep, transformative, powerful Moon in Scorpio creates a firm foundation.  A Moon wobble occurs when the Sun is conjunct or square the Moon’s Nodes, and this Full Moon forms a tense square to the Moon’s Nodes, creating a fixed Grand Cross (with a Moon wobble). The wobble creates instability; the Grand Cross pattern carries a lot of tension, yet tension creates change. An opportunity is presented to get out of ruts and stuck places. Neptune makes a benefic trine to Jupiter and the Moon, broadening our vision, and opening our hearts to love and accept ourselves and others. This is the Wesak Full Moon, when Buddha bestows his blessings on humanity. We can open our hearts to the messages and blessings of the light of this Full Moon.

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

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The Week in Short:

Sunday: Pluto turns retrograde. Expect a powerful, significant day.

Monday: Sunny, playful day. Make it fun!

Tuesday: Try new flavors of fun. After 1:40 p.m. PDT, get to work and get organized.

Wednesday: Get organized, and take care of a myriad of tasks. At the end of the day, relax and marvel at all you accomplished.

Thursday: Industrious day for accomplishing small tasks. Moon VoC for 16 hours until 6:13 p.m. Enjoy a fine, elegant dinner with your mate or beloved friends.

Friday: Turbulent Day! Harness the powerful energy for positive change.

Saturday: Another edgy, turbulent day to employ for hard work and change.

Sunday: Full Moon; wobbly unstable Full Moon. Move out of stuck places, and broaden your vision.

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Ten Things to Do with the Venus in Gemini (April 25-May 20)
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.

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 22: 7:58 a.m.-10:09 a.m. (Moon into Leo)

Tuesday, April 24: 11:39 a.m.-1:40 p.m. (Moon into Virgo)

Thursday, April 26: 2:49 a.m.-6:13 p.m. (Moon into Libra)

Saturday, April 28 at 10:32 p.m. through Sunday, April 29 at 0:11 a.m. (Moon into Scorpio)

Monday, April 30 at 7:56 p.m. through Tuesday, May 1 at 8:19 a.m. (Moon into Sagittarius)

Thursday, May 3: 5:50 p.m.-7:08 p.m. (Moon into Capricorn)

Sunday, May 6: 6:48 a.m. – 7:48 a.m. (Moon into Aquarius)

Tuesday, May 8: 7:29 p.m.-8:11 p.m. (Moon into Pisces)

Friday, May 11: 2:02 a.m.-5:40 a.m. (Moon into Aries)

Sunday, May 13: 11:05 a.m.-11:15 a.m. (Moon into Taurus)

Tuesday, May 15: 1:30 p.m.-1:43 p.m. (Moon into Gemini)

Thursday, May 17: 11:18 a.m.-2:47 p.m. (Moon into Cancer)

Saturday, May 19: 2:14 p.m.-4:11 p.m. (Moon into Leo)

Sunday, May 20 at 8:30 p.m. through Monday, May 21 at 7:03 p.m. (Moon into Virgo)

GMT:

Sunday, April 22: 14:58 – 17:09 (Moon into Leo)

Tuesday, April 24: 18:39 – 20:40 (Moon into Virgo)

Thursday, April 26 at 9:49 through Friday, April 27 at 1:13 (Moon into Libra)

Sunday, April 29: 5:32 – 7:11 (Moon into Scorpio)

Tuesday, May 1: 2:56 – 15:19 (Moon into Sagittarius)

Friday, May 3: 0:50 – 2:08 (Moon into Capricorn)

Sunday, May 6: 13:48 – 14:48 (Moon into Aquarius)

Wednesday, May 8: 2:29 – 3:11 (Moon into Pisces)

Friday, May 11: 9:02 – 12:40 (Moon into Aries)

Sunday, May 13: 18:05 – 18:15 (Moon into Taurus)

Tuesday, May 15: 20:30 -20:43 (Moon into Gemini)

Thursday, May 17: 18:18 – 21:47 (Moon into Cancer)

Saturday, May 19: 21:14 – 23:11 (Moon into Leo)

Monday, May 21 at 3:30 through Tuesday, May 22 at 2:03 (Moon into Virgo)

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In the Stars April 15-22, 2018…shining light on the astrology of the week: New Moon in Aries

This is a notable week, full of planetary shifts. The first New Moon of the astrological year is on Sunday, April 15 at 6:57 p.m. PDT. This New Moon in Aries is extremely potent, connected to numerous significant aspects and energies. The New Moon is conjunct Uranus, the planet symbolizing revolution. Numerous planets in Aries (Mercury, Eris, Moon, Sun, and Uranus) are in square aspect to several planets in industrious Capricorn (Saturn, Mars, and Pluto). Squares involve two planets in a tense angular relationship, and resulting in strong energy to command. Mercury turns direct in motion, beginning the crawl back to more cohesive communications. Chiron makes a profound shift on Tuesday, out of the last sign of the zodiac, Pisces, and into the first sign of the zodiac, Aries. Saturn stations, starting to turn retrograde in motion for the next for the next five months until September 6. Sun conjuncts Uranus on Wednesday, creating a loud mid-week clap of thunder! The Sun ingresses into Taurus on Thursday. Pluto stations, turning retrograde, on Sunday. The combination of this strong, changing planetary energy can move the earth, resulting in earthquakes. Symbolically, how could you make big shifts and breakthroughs in your personal life? Whew! It is a big week of shifting energies ahead.

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The New Moon in Aries on Sunday, the 15th, is oriented toward action. The planets in Capricorn (Saturn, Mars, and Pluto) demand hard work, responsibility, and mastery. The planets in Aries (Mercury, Eris, Moon, Sun, and Uranus) demand creativity, adventure, boldness. With Uranus in the mix, this New Moon is revolutionary!  Both Capricorn and Aries are cardinal, action-oriented signs. This is one dynamic, powerful day for bold steps forward. The Sabian Symbol for the New Moon sums it up: “Through imagination a lost opportunity is regained. Revision of attitude and inner reevaluation…The mind must first ‘imagine’ that which he will then be able sooner or later to actually experience.” (Dane Rudhyar, The Astrological Mandala).

My astrological calendar notes that Monday, April 16, is Emancipation Day. Knowing nothing about this, I found the following description:

“Emancipation Day celebrates the freedom of slaves, and particularly President Lincoln’s efforts, and eventual success, to end slavery… The Compensated Emancipation Act freed over 3,000 slaves in the District of Columbia. Nine months later, Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation that freed over three million slaves across a large number of states,,, Compensated Emancipation put money into the hands of the slaveholders. Slavery was abolished in the District and the government paid nine hundred slaveholders approximately $300 for each slave they had previously owned. The act only covered the District of Columbia because Lincoln was unable to convince many of the states of its virtues. The federal government only had control of the District and that was where slavery began its end. The holiday celebration was recognized from 1866 to 1901 then was somehow forgotten. In recent years, after many years’ research by a lady named Loretta Carter-Hanes, the holiday was ‘rediscovered’ and re-established…At the end of the day and after the festival (in Washington D.C.), the sky comes alight with a fireworks show. “https://publicholidays.us/emancipation-day/

On Monday the Moon is exalted in Taurus, where it functions best, offering grounding, as well as heightened sensuality. Venus is opposite Jupiter, an expansive, freeing aspect. Sensible Saturn makes a benefic trine to the exalted Moon. These planetary alignments are appropriate symbolic energies for Emancipation Day. How can you honor this in your own life by emancipating something within you, or someone in relationship to you? Monday is a day to celebrate emancipation!

Two major shifts occur on Tuesday: Saturn stations turning retrograde, and Chiron shifts from Pisces to Aries tropically. Saturn begins its annual retrograde spin at 9:08 degrees of Capricorn, and will be moving in reverse motion for nearly five months until September 6. When a planet shifts direction its symbolic energies are especially strong. Thus, we could expect to feel the yoke of responsibility and limitations for a couple of days. Chiron’s shift into Aries marks the beginning of a major new cycle, as the maverick planet has completed a 51-year zodiacal cycle, and begins another cycle. Chiron will be in Aries for the next 10 years, focusing healing on personal, individual matters, versus the more universal concerns during its journey through Pisces. In addition to these major shifts, there are numerous planetary aspects, mostly benefic, making this an active day. A featured aspect is Venus-trine-Pluto, which, combined with the Moon in Taurus heightens our desire for emotional and physical intimacy. It’s a day to reach out and touch someone.

A loud clap of thunder symbolizes Wednesday, which features an exact conjunction of the Sun and Uranus. We will likely be surprised by something! The Moon is in mutable Gemini, making us curious and conversant. This is a day for anything but the ordinary. Color your world with something new and exciting.

Thursday’s shifting planet is the Sun which ingresses into Taurus, the fixed earth sign of the zodiac. The Taurus Sun calls us to all things sensual:  art and beauty, delightful music, gardening, walks in the woods, and good food and wine. It is time for spring cleaning, and making your home more beautiful and inspiring.

Home and family are highlighted on Friday and Saturday with the Moon in Cancer. Cancer is the sign that usually makes us feel warm, cozy, and compassionate. However, several of both Friday’s and Saturday’s aspects are edgy and demanding. We may feel sensitive and vulnerable. Take it easy, make yourself comfortable, and express care and concern to others.

The week ends, and a new one begins with yet another big planetary shift: Pluto turns retrograde in Capricorn, following Saturn’s lead a few days earlier. The morning’s Moon-square-Uranus can knock us off schedule, or bring some surprising news. Again, when a planet is stationary, and changing motion, the symbolic energy is amplified. Pluto symbolizes power, transformation, and change. The Moon shifts into Leo, amplifying the drama quotient. Expect it to be a significant day.

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

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The Week in Short:

Sunday: New Moon in Aries: be bold, creative, and adventurous.

Monday: Emancipation Day that is expansive and freeing, and grounded by sensible Saturn.

Tuesday: Saturn turns retrograde. Chiron shifts into Aries. Feel into the responsibility and limitations. Reach out and touch someone.

Wednesday: Color your life with something new and exciting, and be curious and conversant.

Thursday: We are called to all things sensual. Make it a beautiful day!

Friday: Home and family highlighted. The day’s aspects are edgy.

Saturday: Take it easy, and express care and concern to others.

Sunday: Pluto turns retrograde. Expect a powerful, significant day.

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Ten Things to Do with the Venus in Taurus (March 30-April 24)
1. Plant spring flowers in your garden.
2. Cook delicious food to delight your taste buds.
3. Get a massage.
4. Get a fresh hair cut.
5. Freshen your wardrobe.
6. Spray a delightful scent such as rose water around your face.
7. Find some delightful new inspiring music.
8. Create a new playlist to inspire your everyday life.
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, April 15 at 10:59 p.m. through Monday, April 16 at 1:51 a.m. (Moon into Taurus)

Tuesday, April 17 at 3:05 p.m. through Wednesday, April 18 at 5:02 a.m. (Moon into Gemini)

Friday, April 20: 5:05 a.m.-7:26 a.m. (Moon into Cancer)

Sunday, April 22: 7:58 a.m.-10:09 a.m. (Moon into Leo)

Tuesday, April 24: 11:39 a.m.-1:40 p.m. (Moon into Virgo)

Thursday, April 26: 2:49 a.m.-6:13 p.m. (Moon into Libra)

Saturday, April 28 at 10:32 p.m. through Sunday, April 29 at 0:11 a.m. (Moon into Scorpio)

Monday, April 30 at 7:56 p.m. through Tuesday, May 1 at 8:19 a.m. (Moon into Sagittarius)

Thursday, May 3: 5:50 p.m.-7:08 p.m. (Moon into Capricorn)

Sunday, May 6: 6:48 a.m. – 7:48 a.m. (Moon into Aquarius)

Tuesday, May 8: 7:29 p.m.-8:11 p.m. (Moon into Pisces)

Friday, May 11: 2:02 a.m.-5:40 a.m. (Moon into Aries)

Sunday, May 13: 11:05 a.m.-11:15 a.m. (Moon into Taurus)

GMT:

Monday, April 16: 6:59 – 8:51 (Moon into Taurus)

Tuesday, April 17 at 23:05 through Wednesday, April 18 at 12:02 (Moon into Gemini)

Friday, April 20: 12:05 – 14:26 (Moon into Cancer)

Sunday, April 22: 14:58 – 17:09 (Moon into Leo)

Tuesday, April 24: 18:39 – 20:40 (Moon into Virgo)

Thursday, April 26 at 9:49 through Friday, April 27 at 1:13 (Moon into Libra)

Sunday, April 29: 5:32 – 7:11 (Moon into Scorpio)

Tuesday, May 1: 2:56 – 15:19 (Moon into Sagittarius)

Friday, May 3: 0:50 – 2:08 (Moon into Capricorn)

Sunday, May 6: 13:48 – 14:48 (Moon into Aquarius)

Wednesday, May 8: 2:29 – 3:11 (Moon into Pisces)

Friday, May 11: 9:02 – 12:40 (Moon into Aries)

Sunday, May 13: 18:05 – 18:15 (Moon into Taurus)

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