In the Stars May 21-28, 2017,,,shining light on the astrology of the week: New Moon

This week sports a New Moon in Gemini on Thursday that will surely generate conversations, connections, and new ideas. There are several active, potent days that, if used wisely, can be extraordinarily productive: Monday, Friday, and Sunday, the 28th.  Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday also can be moderately productive. Wednesday the dark Moon goes Void of Course at 12:08 PM PDT, so refrain from important matters and connections after that time, and settle in at home in the evening with a good book or movie.

Early Sunday morning the Moon bounces into a new lunar cycle in Aries. At sunrise the Sun and Moon blend well to kiss the day with pep and curiosity. Set off for a weekend hike or adventure.

The Aries Moon on Monday makes numerous exact aspects, both benefic and challenging. Emotions run strong. Benefic lunar aspects to Mars and Saturn in the afternoon help us manage our feelings and actions. Expect the unexpected in the evening hours.

Early Tuesday morning the Moon moves into fixed earth Taurus. We become drawn to all things sensual:  good food, inspiring music, visual beauty, and touch. A Venus-Juno conjunction highlights relationship issues that can be addressed and moved to a higher level.

Much can be accomplished on Wednesday morning with the grounding given by the Taurus Moon that makes a benefic trine to powerful Pluto. Give an extra effort to this week’s goals on this mid-week morning. However, at 12:08 PM PDT the Moon goes Void of Course. Refrain from anything important requiring decisions or connections the rest of the day. The Moon is at its darkest, so we will want to draw inward.

The New Moon in Gemini emerges on Thursday, highlighting conversation, connection, and new ideas. While the New Moon makes no aspects to other planets, the ongoing cardinal T-square is emboldened with an exact conjunction of the feminine planets Venus and Pallas Athena. Pallas Athena is the asteroid that symbolizes art, culture, leadership, and strategy. Venus and Pallas Athena join Uranus in conjunction, and these three planets oppose Jupiter and square Pluto. This is a potent configuration for women’s rights and any personal or political advocacy. New Moons mark new beginnings. Set intentions for the next month, particularly having to do with siblings, relatives, neighbors, communication, and ideas, all matters Gemini.

Friday is information-packed with numerous aspects, mostly benefic. The pre-dawn hours give a benefic lunar trine to Jupiter, marking the day expansive. Lunar aspects to Neptune, Venus, Mars, and Saturn bring vision, creativity, hard work, and responsibility. The last aspect of the day is a lunar sextile to Uranus, the planet symbolizing surprise and change. Look back on this active, generative day, and reflect on the new ideas and insights that you have gained.

Saturday’s mood will be quite different from Friday’s. There are no exact aspects. The Moon is in the Cardinal water sign Cancer. Turn your attention on home and family. It is a day for cooking, gardening, and tending to home and family.  Enjoy this calm, compassionate day that is sandwiched between two extremely active days.

Be ready to rumble and tumble on Sunday. Emotions run high, and tensions build. The Moon shines on the ongoing Jupiter-Pluto-Uranus T-square, and Mars and Saturn oppose each other. Pick your battles. Put that strong energy to work cleaning out your garage or doing some heavy yard work rather than fighting with your loved ones.

An added treat this week is an excellent article with great pictures, about Emmanuel Macron, the new President of France, and his wife, Brigitte, by Faye Cossar, an astrologer in the Netherlands:

39 – A Magic number for Macron

 Enjoy!

The Week in Short:

Sunday: Energetic, curious day.

Monday: Fire up the week with action on Monday. Expect the unexpected; be open to new thought.

Tuesday: Taurus Moon heightens senses. Address relationship issues.

Wednesday: Powerful, grounded energy to get much accomplished. Draw inward in the dark of the Moon.

Thursday: New Moon in Gemini. Set intentions for matters having to do with siblings, community, and connection.

Friday: Action-packed, generative day. Be engaged and conversant.

Saturday: Focus on home and family.

Sunday: Emotionally tense, active day. Focus strong energy on big projects at home.

Ten Things to Do with Venus in Aries (April 28-June 6)

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

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

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.

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

Pacific Standard Time:

Saturday, May 20 at 8:39 PM through Sunday, May 21 at 3:11 AM (Moon into Aires)

Monday, May 22 at 11:59 PM through Tuesday, May 23 at 5:33 AM (Moon into Taurus)

Wednesday, May 24 at 12:08 PM through Thursday, May 25 at 5:15 AM (Moon into Gemini)

Friday, May 26 at 11:18 PM through Saturday, May 27 at 4:24 AM (Moon into Cancer)

Sunday, May 28 at 11:59 PM through Monday, May 29 at 5:12 AM (Moon into Leo)

Wednesday, May 31: 4:14 AM-9:16 AM (Moon into Virgo)

Friday, June 2: 2:48 PM-5:04 PM (Moon into Libra)

Monday, June 5: 1:57 AM-3:46 AM (Moon into Scorpio)

Tuesday, June 6 at 5:35 PM through Wednesday, June 7 at 3:59 PM (Moon into Sagittarius)

Friday, June 9 at 11:20 PM through Saturday, June 10 at 4:36 AM (Moon into Capricorn)

Monday, June 12: 11:45 AM-4:45 PM (Moon into Aquarius)

Wednesday, June 14 at 10:40 PM through Thursday, June 15 at 3:17 AM (Moon into Pisces)

Saturday, June 17: 4:33 AM-10:55 AM (Moon into Aries)

GMT:

Sunday, May 20: 3:39-10:11 (Moon into Aires)

Tuesday, May 23: 6:59-12:33 (Moon into Taurus)

Wednesday, May 24 at 19:08 through Thursday, May 25 at 12:15 (Moon into Gemini)

Saturday, May 27: 6:18- 11:24 (Moon into Cancer)

Monday, May 29: 6:59-12:12 (Moon into Leo)

Wednesday, May 31: 11:14-16:16 AM (Moon into Virgo)

Friday, June 2, at 21:48 through Saturday, May 3 at 0:04 (Moon into Libra)

Monday, June 5: 8:57-10:46 (Moon into Scorpio)

Wednesday, June 7: 035-20:59 (Moon into Sagittarius)

Saturday, June 10: 6:20-11:36 (Moon into Capricorn)

Monday, June 12: 18:45-23:45 (Moon into Aquarius)

Thursday, June 15: 5:40-10:17 (Moon into Pisces)

Saturday, June 17: 11:33-17:55 (Moon into Aries)

 

 

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In the Stars May 14-21, 2017…shining light on the astrology of the week

In his recent Full Moon enewsletter, my friend, Astrologer Tad Mann, wrote: “One of the strongest forces these days is the conjunction in the fiery, independent sign Aries of the intelligent Mercury and the belligerent Uranus, where perceptive insight will provide unusual solutions to current situations that defy logical gravity, and create a strange collaboration and/or disconnect between self-willed interests and acute realizations. They are part of a grand trine in the last degrees of the three fire signs, and this shows us explosive situations where many are likely to lose their heads (figuratively if not literally) amidst a chaotic scene where even basic language cannot be validated easily and upset and excitement reign in even the most secure places.” www.atmann.net

Uranus/Mercury in Aries, Saturn in Sagittarius, and the North Node in Leo form this Grand Fire Trine. With Saturn in the mix, we can ground some of our brilliant ideas into practical plans. Continue to capture the insights that pour forth. Saturn continues square to Chiron, calling us to consider the structure and discipline that would make us healthier and more content.

Sunday, Mother’s Day, is a practical day, supporting work. You will want to be frugal with time and resources in celebrating Mother’s Day this year. Plan the week ahead, and get ready to make the most of a dynamic week ahead with great potential.

The work week begins with an industrious Monday, propelled by a desire to stretch our capacity a little further than usual. Make preparations and get organized on Monday evening for Tuesday, as the Moon is Void of Course until 10:50 AM Tuesday morning. Then the Moon moves into Aquarius, and mid-day makes a challenging aspect to Mercury. Rather than engaging in a clashing conversation of strong alternative options, pull back and be a detached observer. Mercury has just entered Taurus tropically for the next four weeks. We can now test the plethora of ideas that have resulted from Mercury-conjunct-Uranus by taking practical steps to manifest them.

The friendly Aquarius Moon makes benefic aspects to Venus, Jupiter, and Mars on Wednesday. Meet a friend for lunch, and another friend for happy hour or dinner or a night out at the ballgame. You will want to be socially active and engage in friendly, generative conversations.

Thursday offers yet another day highlighting friendships, graced with benefic aspects. Thursday also sports the week’s major aspect:  Saturn trine Uranus, bringing out the best in these planets. This is the second of three exact trines, the first being December 24, 2016, and the third being November 11, 2017. Saturn brings grounded, practical applications to the radical, rebellious ideas and actions that Uranus evokes. While this aspect is exact Thursday and Friday, it has been strongly at play since mid-April and continues in a tight 2-degree orb through mid-June. Thus, we have a good month ahead to manifest some of the great ideas that have burst forth. The aspects of the day are a fitting tribute to my husband Ralph Metzner’s birthday (May 18), and thus his Solar Return for the year ahead. His life’s work has been an ongoing Saturn-Uranus expression (he has a Saturn-Uranus sextile natally). Check out his latest book: The Ecology of Consiousness: The Alchemy of Personal, Collective, and Planetary Transformation http://amzn.to/2rdSVie.

Friday is the last day of the Sun’s stay in Taurus tropically. Although the Moon is in soft and dreamy Pisces on Friday, underneath what may be an illusion of kindness and beauty are some harsh, jagged aspects (Mars quincunx Pluto and Sun square the nodes). A Venus-Jupiter opposition amplifies options. The day may not go as expected or desired. Better to go with the flow than to push the river.

The Sun’s first day in Gemini, Saturday, is a mixed day. It gets off to a strong start with a benefic lunar aspect to Pluto, giving us the drive to get a lot accomplished. Edgy lunar aspects to Mars and Saturn later in the day may bring emotionally challenging situations. Persevere.

Early Sunday morning the Moon bounces into a new lunar cycle in Aries. At sunrise the Sun and Moon blend well to kiss the day with pep and curiosity. Set off for a weekend hike or adventure.

Finally, another timely, interesting observation from Tad Mann: “A note here is that for the last six Kentucky Derby’s I have been using astrology to predict horses in the money, and have been remarkably accurate most of the time. This year stands out as such an obvious validation of the principles I use that I feel obliged to mention it. Making a chart for the time when the race is estimated to end (which is the finish), the sign in the fifth house Pisces) is the race itself and the planet that rules the fifth cusp (in this case Neptune) is the likely winner. This time Neptune was in the fifth house near the cusp, which amplifies the strength of the prediction. When you match the ruling planet Neptune (fantasy, dreams, the unconscious, as the God of the Sea, etc.) with the horses you immediately get Always Dreaming, a horse that runs well in wet conditions on a day when the track was wet from rain.” www.atmann.net

The Week in Short:

Sunday: Inspiring day. Gather with friends and loved ones.

Monday: Industrious day made for work.

Tuesday:  Moon VoC in the morning until 10:50 AM PDT. Be a detached observer.

Wednesday: Social day for good times with friends.

Thursday: Another great day for friendships. Apply practical applications to breakthrough ideas.

Friday: Go with the flow rather than push the river.

Saturday: Sun into Gemini. The day starts strong, but challenges may emerge.

Sunday: Energetic, curious day.

Ten Things to Do with Venus in Aries (April 28-June 6)

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

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

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.

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

Pacific Standard Time:

Tuesday, May 16: 3:22 AM-10:50 AM (Moon into Aquarius)

Thursday, May 18: 5:33 PM-8:52 PM (Moon into Pisces)

Saturday, May 20 at 8:39 PM through Sunday, May 21 at 3:11 AM (Moon into Aires)

Monday, May 22 at 11:59 PM through Tuesday, May 23 at 5:33 AM (Moon into Taurus)

Wednesday, May 24 at 12:08 PM through Thursday, May 25 at 5:15 AM (Moon into Gemini)

Friday, May 26 at 11:18 PM through Saturday, May 27 at 4:24 AM (Moon into Cancer)

Sunday, May 28 at 11:59 PM through Monday, May 29 at 5:12 AM (Moon into Leo)

Wednesday, May 31: 4;14 AM-9:16 AM (Moon into Virgo)

Friday, June 2: 2:48 PM-5:04 PM (Moon into Libra)

Monday, June 5: 1:57 AM-3:46 AM (Moon into Scorpio)

Tuesday, June 6 at 5:35 PM through Wednesday, June 7 at 3:59 PM (Moon into Sagittarius)

Friday, June 9 at 11:20 PM through Saturday, June 10 at 4:36 AM (Moon into Capricorn)

GMT:

Sunday, May 13: 2:14-5:37 (Moon into Capricorn)

Tuesday, May 16: 10:22-17:50 (Moon into Aquarius)

Friday, May 18: 0:33-3:52 (Moon into Pisces)

Sunday, May 20: 3:39-10:11 (Moon into Aires)

Tuesday, May 23: 6:59-12:33 (Moon into Taurus)

Wednesday, May 24 at 19:08 through Thursday, May 25 at 12:15 (Moon into Gemini)

Saturday, May 27: 6:18- 11:24 (Moon into Cancer)

Monday, May 29: 6:59-12:12 (Moon into Leo)

Wednesday, May 31: 11:14-16:16 AM (Moon into Virgo)

Friday, June 2, at 21:48 through Saturday, May 3 at 0:04 (Moon into Libra)

Monday, June 5: 8:57-10:46 (Moon into Scorpio)

Wednesday, June 7: 035-20:59 (Moon into Sagittarius)

Saturday, June 10: 6:20-11:36 (Moon into Capricorn)

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In the Stars May 7-14, 2017…shining light on the astrology of the week: Full Moon

Mercury turned direct last week, so communication will continue to clear and plans can now move forward, though Mercury will still be in its shadow until May 20. Mercury and Uranus are still within one degree of each other all week at 24-25 degrees of Aries, fostering innovative thinking and brilliant ideas. These planets make a benefic trine to Saturn in Sagittarius, meaning that we can actually ground some of these great ideas into practical plans. Tune in, and continue to capture the insights that pour forth. Consider the structure and discipline that would make us healthier and more content (Saturn square Chiron).

You will have accomplished much over the last few days. Sunday the Moon shines in sociable Libra. Sunday’s Moon-Jupiter conjunction calls us to visit an art gallery or gather with friends, and enjoy the grace of these days. I’ll be expressing the cosmic alignments by going to the Summer of Love exhibit at San Francisco’s DeYoung Museum.

The usually suave, congenial Libra Moon has a bumpy ride with Monday’s aspects to Pluto, Uranus, and Mercury. The ride evens out late in the day when the Moon makes a benefic sextile to Saturn, ushering in a Void Moon period after 3:59 PM PDT. Then it is time to relax, and enjoy a fine dinner and good company.

Tuesday and Wednesday the Moon is in Scorpio, drawing us deep into our feelings. Mercury and Uranus have been within one degree of each other for a couple of weeks, and now make an exact conjunction at 25 Aries. This aspect symbolizes brilliance, and may produce some astounding ideas and insights. Tune in! Another cosmic that event that occurs is the Nodes’ entry into the Leo/Aquarius axis. The North Node will be in Leo and the South Node in Aquarius for the next 18 months tropically. Wednesday is lit by the powerful glow of the Full Moon at 20 degrees of Taurus (Sun) and Scorpio (Moon). Pluto adds power with benefic aspects to this Full Moon. Wednesday’s theme song is about connecting to a cause that is greater than ourselves, artfully and strategically. Think about the issues that matter to you, and take action to make a difference.

After a slow, undefined start Thursday morning, the Moon leaves the darkness of the Scorpio Moon for the sunny skies of Sagittarius. A Mars-Neptune square clouds the morning; however, clarity emerges in the afternoon with Mercury making a perfecting trine to Saturn. Sound thinking and action is supported.

Friday is buoyed by a Mars-Jupiter trine. The Moon makes benefic aspects to Venus and Jupiter. Aim high, get going, and make things happen, but restrain form pushing too hard. Keep your cool as you navigate Friday afternoon traffic and the transition to the weekend.

Saturday is set for adventure and serious discovery. My day includes attending a webinar on financial astrology, an example of innovative and practical exploration that is the theme of this day. Aim to learn something new.

Mother’s Day Sunday is a practical day, supporting work. After honoring of the mother in your life early in the day, it may be best just to give her time to attend to matters demanding her attention, and get some things accomplished yourself. A Moon-Venus square in the evening tends toward emotional restraint. Focus on preparing for the week ahead.

The Week in Short:

Sunday: Inspiring day. Gather with friends and loved ones.

Monday: Action-packed, challenging, yet brilliant day.

Tuesday: Feelings run deep, and great insight can result.

Wednesday: Powerful Full Moon (Scorpio-Taurus). Commit to an issue of concern.

Thursday: Sunny skies support sound thinking and doing.

Friday: Aim high and get moving.

Saturday: Engage in innovative and intentional explorations. Learn something new.

Sunday: After appreciating your mother, get to work and get some things accomplished.

Ten Things to Do with Venus in Aries (April 28-June 6)

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

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

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.

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

Pacific Standard Time:

Monday, May 8: 3:59 PM-10:01 PM (Moon into Scorpio)

Wednesday, May 10 at 2:42 PM through Thursday, May 11 at 9:59 AM (Moon into Sagittarius)

Saturday, May 13: 7:14 PM-10:37 PM (Moon into Capricorn)

Tuesday, May 16: 3:22 AM-10:50 AM (Moon into Aquarius)

Thursday, May 18: 5:33 PM-8:52 PM (Moon into Pisces)

Saturday, May 20 at 8:39 PM through Sunday, May 21 at 3:11 AM (Moon into Aires)

Monday, May 22 at 11:59 PM through Tuesday, May 23 at 5:33 AM (Moon into Taurus)

Wednesday, May 24 at 12:08 PM through Thursday, May 25 at 5:15 AM (Moon into Gemini)

Friday, May 26 at 11:18 PM through Saturday, May 27 at 4:24 AM (Moon into Cancer)

Sunday, May 28 at 11:59 PM through Monday, May 29 at 5:12 AM (Moon into Leo)

Wednesday, May 31: 4;14 AM-9:16 AM (Moon into Virgo)

Friday, May 2: 2:48 PM-5:04 PM (Moon into Libra)

GMT:

Monday, May 8 at 22:59 through Tuesday, May 9 at 5:01 (Moon into Scorpio)

Wednesday, May 10 at 21:42 through Thursday, May 11 at 16:59 AM (Moon into Sagittarius)

Sunday, May 13: 2:14-5:37 (Moon into Capricorn)

Tuesday, May 16: 10:22-17:50 (Moon into Aquarius)

Friday, May 18: 0:33-3:52 (Moon into Pisces)

Sunday, May 20: 3:39-10:11 (Moon into Aires)

Tuesday, May 23: 6:59-12:33 (Moon into Taurus)

Wednesday, May 24 at 19:08 through Thursday, May 25 at 12:15 (Moon into Gemini)

Saturday, May 27: 6:18- 11:24 (Moon into Cancer)

Monday, May 29: 6:59-12:12 (Moon into Leo)

Wednesday, May 31: 11:14-16:16 AM (Moon into Virgo)

Friday, May 2, at 21:48 through Saturday, May 3 at 0:04 (Moon into Libra)

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In the Stars April 30-May 7, 2017…shining light on the astrology of the week

Now we are well into spring with the Sun shining in Taurus tropically. Mercury turns direct mid-week, after its three-week retrograde spin. Over the next few days, continue to review, re-think and revise. Mercury and Uranus are within one degree of each other all week at 24-25 degrees of Aries, fostering innovative thinking and brilliant ideas. Mercury and Uranus are trine Saturn in Sagittarius, meaning that we can actually ground some of these great ideas into practical plans. Tune in, and keep a notebook handy to capture the insights that pour forth. Saturn squares Chiron, calling us to consider the structure and discipline that would make us healthier and more content.

Sunday beckons homemaking activities such as gardening and cooking before the work week begins anew. By evening, tension mounts with the Moon-Pluto opposition, and Moon-Uranus square, just after midnight. These powerful aspects can be harnessed into goals and intentional challenges for the week ahead.

May Day Monday carries a tense and nervous energy from the early morning waning aspects of the Moon to Pluto and Uranus. The Moon is Void of Course at 1:23 PM through 9:12 PM PDT when the Moon moves into Leo. Tend to business, and make connections in the morning and early afternoon before the Moon makes its last aspect to a planet at 1:23 PM. Then allow things to flow, and focus on routine, insignificant tasks.

The Leo Moon colors Tuesday and Wednesday with themes of playfulness and creativity. Mercury is stationary on Wednesday, and turns direct in motion. It is now time to set re-worked and new plans in motion. The Sun makes a benefic sextile to Neptune, adding vision and inspiration. Another boost of inspiration comes from the Grand Fire Trine formed by the Leo Moon with Saturn in Sagittarius and Uranus in Aries. This day is lit up with color and sparkle. Take time out from the mid-week responsibilities to unleash your creativity.

Coming off the warm glow of the last two days, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday morning are framed for work. The Moon is in industrious Virgo, forming a Grand Earth Trine to Pluto in Capricorn and the Sun in Taurus on Friday, a supercharged day to get a lot accomplished. The Moon is Void of Course Saturday morning; attend to loose ends as you employ the last hours of the Virgo Moon.

You will have accomplished much over the last few days, and the remainder of the weekend Saturday afternoon through Sunday the Moon shines in sociable Libra. Saturday evening’s Moon-Venus opposition, and Sunday’s Moon-Jupiter conjunction call us to gather with friends, and enjoy the graces of these days.

The Week in Short:

Sunday: Home day for gardening, cooking and fluffing your nest. Challenge yourself to set strong goals for the week ahead.

Monday: After a jittery start to the work week, the Moon is VoC from 1:23 PM-9:12 PM PDT.

Tuesday: Creative, playful day.

Wednesday: Mercury turns direct. Inspiring, sparkling day, glowing from a Fire Grand Trine.

Thursday: Industrious day for work and attention to details.

Friday: Earth Grand Trine gives extremely productive day.

Saturday:  Moon VoC in the morning until 11:20 AM. Get some exercise and finish routine tasks. Saturday evening is for socializing.

Sunday: Inspiring day. Gather with friends and loved ones.

Ten Things to Do with Venus in Aries (April 28-June 6)

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

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

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.

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

Pacific Standard Time:

Monday, May 1: 1:23 PM-9:12 PM (Moon into Leo)

Wednesday, May 3 at 9:35 PM through Thursday at 2:47 AM (Moon into Virgo)

Saturday, May 5: 5:43 AM-11:20 AM (Moon into Libra)

Monday, May 8: 3:59 PM-10:01 PM (Moon into Scorpio)

Wednesday, May 10 at 2:42 PM through Thursday, May 11 at 9:59 AM (Moon into Sagittarius)

Saturday, May 13: 7:14 PM-10:37 PM (Moon into Capricorn)

Tuesday, May 16: 3:22 AM-10:50 AM (Moon into Aquarius)

Thursday, May 18: 5:33 PM-8:52 PM (Moon into Pisces)

Saturday, May 20 at 8:39 PM through Sunday, May 21 at 3:11 AM (Moon into Aires)

Monday, May 22 at 11:59 PM through Tuesday, May 23 at 5:33 AM (Moon into Taurus)

Wednesday, May 24 at 12:08 PM through Thursday, May 25 at 5:15 AM (Moon into Gemini)

Friday, May 26 at 11:18 PM through Saturday, May 27 at 4:24 AM (Moon into Cancer)

Sunday, May 28 at 11:59 PM through Monday, May 29 at 5:12 AM (Moon into Leo)

GMT:

Saturday, April 29 at 21:28 through Sunday, April 30 at 1:48 (Moon into Cancer)

Monday, May 1 at 20:23 through Tuesday, May 2 at 4:12 (Moon into Leo)

Thursday, May 4: 4:35-9:47 (Moon into Virgo)

Saturday, May 5: 12:43-18:20 (Moon into Libra)

Monday, May 8 at 22:59 through Tuesday, May 9 at 5:01 (Moon into Scorpio)

Wednesday, May 10 at 21:42 through Thursday, May 11 at 16:59 AM (Moon into Sagittarius)

Sunday, May 13: 2:14-5:37 (Moon into Capricorn)

Tuesday, May 16: 10:22-17:50 (Moon into Aquarius)

Friday, May 18: 0:33-3:52 (Moon into Pisces)

Sunday, May 20: 3:39-10:11 (Moon into Aires)

Tuesday, May 23: 6:59-12:33 (Moon into Taurus)

Wednesday, May 24 at 19:08 through Thursday, May 25 at 12:15 (Moon into Gemini)

Saturday, May 27: 6:18- 11:24 (Moon into Cancer)

Monday, May 29: 6:59-12:12 (Moon into Leo)

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In the Stars April 23-30, 2017…shining light on the astrology of the week: New Moon

Now well into spring, the Sun shines in Taurus tropically. Pluto turned retrograde last Thursday for a five-month backward spin, loosening the rebellious Uranus-Pluto square that has been at play since 2012. Mercury continues in retrograde motion until May 4, so continue to review, re-think, re-do, and renew, and be patient with mistakes and mix-ups. This weekend I have been attending a conference at which two mistakes resulted in something ultimately better. When we went to our hotel room, there was someone in the room who hadn’t left yet, even though the room had been made up. Because of this mix-up the hotel then upgraded us to a bigger room with a better view. Another mistake occurred when we were going back to our car to get my husband Ralph’s books to sell at the exhibit hall. After moving through two sets of elevators, I realized that I forgot the car keys back in the room. I suggested that Ralph and our friend who was with us enjoy a chat while I went back for the keys. In the meantime, another friend came along and joined them. My mistakes afforded them a conversation that Ralph remarked he really enjoyed. Such mix-ups occur more frequently when Mercury is retrograde, but if one flows with them, the mix-ups can work out well.

We may be slow to get up and get going on Sunday. The afternoon looks better when the Moon conjuncts Venus. At 5:32 PM PDT the Moon bounces into Aries, and we are ready for adventure. The week ahead contains an extraordinary amount of active, productive potential. You may be surprised by brilliant breakthroughs, so open yourself to new thoughts and ideas.

The work week gets off to a strong start Monday morning with the “Let’s Get Going” spirit of the Aries Moon, coupled with a grounded Mercury-Saturn trine. The Moon joins the asteroid Pallas Athene, symbolizing creativity and strategy, and opposes Jupiter. This combination, augmented by the retrograde Mercury, promotes brainstorming and expansive thinking.

Tuesday is another excellent day for producing brilliant, inventive ideas, and for evaluating them. (Saturn trine Moon). A lot can be accomplished as a result of the cardinal, action-oriented Moon, until 2:53 PM PDT when the Moon goes Void of Course. Getting home from work, and transitioning to your evening activities may not go as planned. The Moon is at its darkest Tuesday night, just before the New Moon.

Wednesday begins with an early morning New Moon at 6 degrees of Taurus. Mercury and Uranus are in a tight conjunction, and trine Saturn, indicating that new ideas will be popping, and can be developed into realistic projects. Since Mercury is moving slowly now, this bright, innovative Mercury/Uranus conjunction will be at play for the next three weeks. A lot of great ideas can be hatched. If you are trying to solve a problem, open to receive creative, surprising solutions. This New Moon signals a time of great shifts and exciting possibilities.

This electric, transformative energy of the New Moon is still at play on Thursday, grounded in the fixed earth of the New Moon. Thursday is yet another potent, productive day. Thursday evening through Sunday the Moon is in Gemini, setting the stage for connection and conversation. Mercury and Uranus are exactly conjunct, punctuating the generative possibilities of the New Moon.

The work week ends with yet another cosmically energized day. Venus enters Aries, inviting a spirit of adventure and exploration for the next six weeks. Mercury and Uranus are exactly conjunct on Friday, promising brilliance, rebellion, and innovation. As noted above, this extraordinary energy is available for the next three weeks. The evening’s Moon-Jupiter trine in air signs will deliver a joyful, social evening to be shared with others.

The Gemini Moon makes a benefic sextile to Mercury-Uranus conjunction on Saturday. Call, write, and communicate under the light of this Moon. Take a short trip, and finish your weekend shopping before 2:28 PM PDT when the Moon goes Void of Course. Rein it in Saturday evening, and cozy up at home with family for the rest of the weekend, as the Moon moves into Cancer. Sunday calls for gardening, cooking some delicious comfort food, and attending to matters at home before the work week begins anew.

The Week in Short:

Sunday:  Slow morning. Sunday evening prepare enthusiastically for an adventurous week ahead.

Monday: Let’s get going!

Tuesday: Brilliant ideas abound, and a lot can be accomplished before 2:53 PM PDT when the Moon goes VoC. The Moon is at its darkest.

Wednesday: New Moon in Taurus. Great ideas abound..

Thursday: Electric, potent, productive day.

Friday: Extraordinary, brilliant energy available from the exact Mercury-Uranus conjunction.

Saturday: Feed your curiosity.

Sunday: Home day for gardening, cooking and fluffing your nest.

Ten Things to Do with Venus in Aries (April 28-June 6)

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

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

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.

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

Pacific Standard Time:

Sunday, April 23: 2:34 PM-5:32 PM (Moon into Aries)

Tuesday, April 25: 2:53 PM-6:56 PM (Moon into Taurus)

Thursday, April 27: 6:18-6:39 PM (Moon into Gemini)

Saturday, April 29: 2:28 PM-6:48 PM (Moon into Cancer)

Monday, May 1: 1:23 PM-9:12 PM (Moon into Leo)

Wednesday, May 3 at 9:35 PM through Thursday at 2:47 AM (Moon into Virgo)

Saturday, May 5: 5:43 AM-11:20 AM (Moon into Libra)

Monday, May 8: 3:59 PM-10:01 PM (Moon into Scorpio)

Wednesday, May 10 at 2:42 PM through Thursday, May 11 at 9:59 AM (Moon into Sagittarius)

Saturday, May 13: 7:14 PM-10:37 PM (Moon into Capricorn)

Tuesday, May 16: 3:22 AM-10:50 AM (Moon into Aquarius)

Thursday, May 18: 5:33 PM-8:52 PM (Moon into Pisces)

Saturday, May 20 at 8:39 PM through Sunday, May 21 at 3:11 AM (Moon into Aires)

GMT:

Sunday, April 23 at 21:34 through Monday, April 24 at 0:32 (Moon into Aries)

Tuesday, April 25 at 21:53 through Wednesday, April 25 at 1:56 (Moon into Taurus)

Friday, April 27: 1:18-1:39 (Moon into Gemini)

Saturday, April 29 at 21:28 through Sunday, April 30 at 1:48 (Moon into Cancer)

Monday, May 1 at 20:23 through Tuesday, May 2 at 4:12 (Moon into Leo)

Thursday, May 4: 4:35-9:47 (Moon into Virgo)

Saturday, May 5: 12:43-18:20 (Moon into Libra)

Monday, May 8 at 22:59 through Tuesday, May 9 at 5:01 (Moon into Scorpio)

Wednesday, May 10 at 21:42 through Thursday, May 11 at 16:59 AM (Moon into Sagittarius)

Sunday, May 13: 2:14-5:37 (Moon into Capricorn)

Tuesday, May 16: 10:22-17:50 (Moon into Aquarius)

Friday, May 18: 0:33-3:52 (Moon into Pisces)

Sunday, May 20: 3:39-10:11 (Moon into Aires)

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In the Stars April 16-23, 2017…shining light on the astrology of the week

Wow! The tropical month of Aries went by fast! The Sun moves into Taurus Wednesday, April 19. The Sun is in a waning conjunction with Uranus all week, so the surprising, electrical, unexpected symbolism of Uranus will be highlighted this week.  Several planets have been changing direction, intensifying energy and activity. Saturn and Mercury turned retrograde. Venus turned direct yesterday, and Pluto turns retrograde in the coming week. There is still time to use these bold, electric waves of energy to make some profound changes.  Mercury moves in retrograde motion. Continue to re-invent yourself, re-think, re-do, and renew.

Easter Sunday is activated by both benefic and challenging aspects to the fiery, carefree Sag Moon. The Moon is Void of Course from 11:26 AM to 4:05 PM. Pause and enjoy Easter brunch or a leisurely family dinner. At 4:05 the Moon goes into practical Capricorn. This has been one big, busy, full, active week. Look back on all that has happened. Sunday evening we can ground and plan the week ahead.

The work week starts strong, yet gentle. The Sun and Saturn are in a benefic fire trine, drawing us to make a plan for projects and get on with the tasks to complete them. The Capricorn Moon helps us get the work done, and love doing it. Meanwhile, a Moon-Neptune sextile gives sensitivity and compassion.

Tuesday roars with dynamic potential. With the volatile, aggressive, unpredictable political news of late, this day could be explosive. However, the same planetary patterns put to good use could help us break through stuck patterns and make great strides with new deals and business ideas. This is the last day the Sun shines in fiery Aries tropically.

Wednesday’s friendly Aquarius Moon lightens the load from yesterday. The Sun enters the fixed earth sign Taurus for the next month, pointing us toward practical activities such as gardening, cooking, and beautifying our homes.

Pluto stations retrograde Thursday, poised to move in reverse direction for the next five months until September 29. When a planet stations its symbolism is amplified. Pluto’s job is transformation and empowerment; the call is for deep self-examination.  A Moon-Jupiter trine in air signs mid-day encourages and uplifts.

Friday is an active day, with numerous aspects, both benefic and challenging. The main theme of the day is Venus square Saturn, testing relationships and confronting us with the limitations of what we value.  Mars moves into Gemini, energizing conversations, thankful to be out of Taurus where has been plodding along. The emotional weather may be stormy as the Moon squares Mars. Friday afternoon through Sunday afternoon the Moon brings inspiration and compassion as it shines in Pisces. Saturday’s Neptune/Moon conjunction makes the day beautiful and dreamy.

We may be slow to get up and get going on Sunday. Things look better in the afternoon when the Moon conjuncts Venus. At 5:32 PM PDT the Moon bounces into Aries, and we are ready for adventure. We are enthusiastic about the week ahead, even though the Moon is darkening, in preparation for a new Moon.

The Week in short:

Easter Sunday: Mixed day of highs and lows and Moon VoC 1:25-4:05 PM PDT. Capricorn Moon at 4:05 calls for grounding and planning the week ahead.

Monday: Strong start to the work week. Get things done!

Tuesday: Dynamic, volatile day. Breakthroughs possible.

Wednesday: Friendly Aquarius Moon wants freedom and space. Sun into Taurus. Focus is on practical matters for the month ahead.

Thursday: Deep and powerful themes for the day with Pluto stationary retrograde. Moon-Jupiter trine encourages and uplifts.

Friday: Highly active day, with stormy emotional weather. The day is sensual and dreamy, too.

Saturday: Inspiring, dreamy day.

Sunday:  Slow morning. Sunday evening prepare enthusiastically for an adventurous week ahead.

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

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.

Ten Things to Do with Venus in Pisces (April 2-April 29)

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

 

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

Pacific Standard Time:

Sunday, April 16: 11:26 AM-4:05 PM (Moon into Capricorn)

Wednesday, April 19: 2:57-3:52 AM (Moon into Aquarius)

Friday, April 21: 11:23 AM-12:43 PM (Moon into Pisces)

Sunday, April 23: 2:34 PM-5:32 PM (Moon into Aries)

Tuesday, April 25: 2:53 PM-6:56 PM (Moon into Taurus)

Thursday, April 27: 6:18-6:39 PM (Moon into Gemini)

Saturday, April 29: 2:28 PM-6:48 PM (Moon into Cancer)

Monday, May 1: 1:23 PM-9:12 PM (Moon into Leo)

Wednesday, May 3 at 9:35 PM through Thursday at 2:47 AM (Moon into Virgo)

Saturday, May 5: 5:43 AM-11:20 AM (Moon into Libra)

Monday, May 8: 3:59 PM-10:01 PM (Moon into Scorpio)

Wednesday, May 10 at 2:42 PM through Thursday, May 11 at 9:59 AM (Moon into Sagittarius)

Saturday, May 13: 7:14 PM-10:37 PM (Moon into Capricorn)

GMT:

Sunday, April 16: 18:26-11:05 (Moon into Capricorn)

Wednesday, April 19: 9:57-10:52 AM (Moon into Aquarius)

Friday, April 21: 18:23 AM-19:43 PM (Moon into Pisces)

Sunday, April 23 at 21:34 through Monday, April 24 at 0:32 (Moon into Aries)

Tuesday, April 25 at 21:53 through Wednesday, April 25 at 1:56 (Moon into Taurus)

Friday, April 27: 1:18-1:39 (Moon into Gemini)

Saturday, April 29 at 21:28 through Sunday, April 30 at 1:48 (Moon into Cancer)

Monday, May 1 at 20:23 through Tuesday, May 2 at 4:12 (Moon into Leo)

Thursday, May 4: 4:35-9:47 (Moon into Virgo)

Saturday, May 5: 12:43-18:20 (Moon into Libra)

Monday, May 8 at 22:59 through Tuesday, May 9 at 5:01 (Moon into Scorpio)

Wednesday, May 10 at 21:42 through Thursday, May 11 at 16:59 AM (Moon into Sagittarius)

Sunday, May 13: 2:14-5:37 (Moon into Capricorn)

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In the Stars April 9-16, 2017…shining light on the astrology of the week: Full Moon

Expect the unexpected this week, and stretch out of your comfort zone. The Aries Sun is close to Uranus all week, conjunct exactly on Thursday. Unleash this potential by changing your routine and patterns, taking new routes in travel and how you go about doing things. Re-invent yourself. With the Sun and three other planets in Aries, we are called to break out into new territory. However, with Mercury retrograde we will want to re-think things first.

Palm Sunday is graced by a Venus-ruled Libra Moon. Mercury turns retrograde until May 4, at 4 degrees of Taurus, joining Venus, Jupiter, and Saturn in retrograde motion. For the next three weeks re-evaluate, re-think, and revision and re-do—and repair electronics, appliances, and cars that may break down. As you encounter mistakes and misconnections that abound during Mercury’s backward spin, be patient, kind, and forgiving.

A dynamic Full Moon Monday evening (Tuesday Eastern time) lights up the ongoing cardinal T-square. A dynamic, revolutionary luminous pattern forms with Uranus conjunct the Sun, Jupiter conjunct the Moon, and Pluto and Juno (asteroid symbolizes relationships) squaring this opposition. Vesta (asteroid symbolizing work) adds to the mix, making the T-square into a grand cardinal cross—the most active planetary configuration. Saturn trines Moon/Uranus, providing relief for the tension for the grand cross. These patterns continue Tuesday, with a Moon/Uranus opposition boldly awakening us early in the morning. The Moon is Void of Course mid-day Tuesday from 11:19 AM through 3:42 PM PDT. Schedule meetings and appointments before or after.  In summary, this Full Moon is highly charged; the configuration is commanding, arousing, intense, and exciting.

The Moon goes into Scorpio at 3:42 PM PDT Tuesday through Thursday evening. Emotions run deep, amplifying the volatility of the Cardinal T-square. The Moon’s trine to Neptune helps us connect to our higher selves in the midst of this week’s turbulence. Compassion and forgiveness are in easy reach.

The Sun is exactly conjunct Uranus on Thursday. The deep feeling Scorpio Moon makes aspects to Pluto and Mars, turning up the heat, as well as the dynamic potential for breakthrough. If you are tethered to anything or anyone, it is time to break free.

Thankfully, the Moon moves into optimistic Sagittarius at 3:27 PM Friday. We can then view our issues from a more philosophical perspective, welcome relief to the fixed Scorpio Moon.

Venus breaks out of its long-time retrograde motion on Saturday, completing a 6-week retrograde phase. A Moon-Jupiter sextile offers a fun, sociable evening.

Easter Sunday is activated by both benefic and challenging aspects to the fiery, carefree Sag Moon. The Moon is Void of Course from 11:26 AM to 4:05 PM. Pause and enjoy Easter brunch or a leisurely family dinner. At 4:05 the Moon goes into practical Capricorn. This has been one big, busy, full, active week. Look back on all that has happened. Sunday evening we can ground and plan the week ahead.

The Week in Short:

Sunday: Mercury turns retrograde. Be patient with mistakes and confusion.

Monday: Full Moon. Bold, dynamic, luminous day. Expect the unexpected.

Tuesday: Full Moon energy continues. Moon VoC 11:19 AM-3:42 PM. Schedule appointments before or after.

Wednesday: Feelings run deep; sensitivity and compassion soften any rough edges.

Thursday: Sun conjunct Uranus. Break through and break free.

Friday: Optimistic, sunny day.

Saturday: Positive, hopeful, visionary day. Enjoy a fun, sociable evening.

Easter Sunday: Mixed day of highs and lows and Moon VoC 1:25-4:05 PM PDT. Capricorn Moon at 4:05 calls for grounding and planning the week ahead.

 

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

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.

Ten Things to Do with Venus in Pisces (April 2-April 29)

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

Pacific Standard Time:

Sunday, April 9: 1:21 AM-5:34 AM Moon into Libra)

Tuesday, April 11: 11:19 AM-3:42 PM (Moon into Scorpio)

Thursday, April 13 at 9:17 PM through Friday, April 14 at 3:27 AM (Moon into Sagittarius)

Sunday, April 16: 11:26 AM-4:05 PM (Moon into Capricorn)

Wednesday, April 19: 2:57-3:52 AM (Moon into Aquarius)

Friday, April 21: 11:23 AM-12:43 PM (Moon into Pisces)

Sunday, April 23: 2:34 PM-5:32 PM (Moon into Aries)

Tuesday, April 25: 2:53 PM-6:56 PM (Moon into Taurus)

Thursday, April 27: 6:18-6:39 PM (Moon into Gemini)

Saturday, April 29: 2:28 PM-6:48 PM (Moon into Cancer)

Monday, May 1: 1:23 PM-9:12 PM (Moon into Leo)

Wednesday, May 3 at 9:35 PM through Thursday at 2:47 AM (Moon into Virgo)

Saturday, May 5: 5:43 AM-11:20 AM (Moon into Libra)

GMT:

Sunday, April 9: 8:21 AM-12:34 (Moon into Libra)

Tuesday, April 11: 18:19-22:42 PM (Moon into Scorpio)

Friday, April 14: 4:17-10:27 (Moon into Sagittarius)

Sunday, April 16: 18:26-11:05 (Moon into Capricorn)

Wednesday, April 19: 9:57-10:52 AM (Moon into Aquarius)

Friday, April 21: 18:23 AM-19:43 PM (Moon into Pisces)

Sunday, April 23 at 21:34 through Monday, April 24 at 0:32 (Moon into Aries)

Tuesday, April 25 at 21:53 through Wednesday, April 25 at 1:56 (Moon into Taurus)

Friday, April 27: 1:18-1:39 (Moon into Gemini)

Saturday, April 29 at 21:28 through Sunday, April 30 at 1:48 (Moon into Cancer)

Monday, May 1 at 20:23 through Tuesday, May 2 at 4:12 (Moon into Leo)

Thursday, May 4: 4:35-9:47 (Moon into Virgo)

Saturday, May 5: 12:43-18:20 (Moon into Libra)

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In the Stars April 2-9, 2017…shining light on the astrology of the week: Saturn and Mercury Turn Retrograde

Spring continues unfolding, buoyed by the bright, bold adventurous qualities of Aries. Continue to focus on bold new starts. Saturn and Mercury both turn retrograde this week. Complete travel plans, sign contracts, and tie up loose ends this week. When Mercury goes retrograde next Sunday it will be time to pause.

Sunday morning the Moon is Void of Course until 11:27 AM PDT.  You may as well enjoy a leisurely morning. Read, take a walk, or go out for Sunday brunch. At 11:27 AM PDT the Moon shifts into Cancer tropically, the sign symbolizing home and family. Venus moves back into Pisces as it moves retrograde, the sign where it is exalted, increasing our capacity to relate to others with kindness and compassion.

The work week begins with a bold, active day Monday. The Cancer Moon makes many aspects, both benefic and challenging. Gather vision, strength, courage, and determination to move your goals forward. Focus on home and family Monday evening.

Bounce out of bed and head to the gym early on Tuesday, making the most of a Moon-Uranus square, but be careful. Expect some surprises in your day. A Moon-Venus trine kisses the day with sweetness. In contrast, a Moon-Mercury square Tuesday evening could stir up trouble. Think before you speak, and as my dad always said, “If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t talk.” The Moon bolts into Leo at 3:13 PM PDT heralding time to play!

Saturn turns retrograde Wednesday, looping in backward motion for the next four months until August 25. The gravity of this stationary planet demands attention to our responsibilities. A Mars-Pluto trine gives us resolution, power, and persistence to do the work at hand.

Thursday shines bright with a Grand Fire trine between the Moon, Uranus/Sun, and Saturn. Express the generosity of your warm and joyful heart. Expect insight! The Moon is Void of Course between 5:16 and 9:20 PM. Relax and enjoy a playful evening before the work weekend ahead.

A Virgo Moon frames Friday and Saturday for work. Attend to details, decisions, and plans that should be completed before Mercury turns retrograde on Sunday. Friday’s enthusiastic Sun-Jupiter opposition and idealistic Moon-Neptune opposition expands our vision way beyond the usual perspective of a Virgo Moon. Yet, if we get too far out in the sea of possibility and excess, we can count on the practical Virgo Moon to reign us in.

A Grand Earth trine between the Virgo Moon, Mars in Taurus, and Pluto in Capricorn gives us power to get things accomplished. However, we may feel blocked by the power of a Sun-Pluto square and a Venus-Saturn Square. The challenges that present themselves can be addressed with careful, methodical problem-solving skills. Go slow, and stay steady and patient with obstacles that present themselves.

Palm Sunday is graced by a gracious Libra Moon, Mercury turns retrograde. You may begin to encounter the mistakes and misconnections that often abound during Mercury’s backward spin. Be patient and kind with the tricks the universe will play on you at this time.

The Week in Short:

Sunday: Moon VoC until 11:27 AM PDT. Family Day!

Monday: Bold, active day to move goals forward.

Tuesday: Get moving! Expect surprises and think before you speak.

Wednesday: Saturn turns retrograde. Attend to responsibilities.

Thursday: Grand fire trine. Be generous.

Friday: Enthusiastic, visionary, and yet practical day.

Saturday: Power to get a lot accomplished, but tests and obstacles likely.

Sunday: Mercury turns retrograde. Be patient with mistakes and confusion.

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

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.

Ten Things to Do with Venus in Pisces (April 2-April 29)

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

Pacific Standard Time:

Sunday, April 2: 7:43 AM-11:27 AM (Moon into Cancer)

Tuesday, April 4: 1:45-3:13 PM (Moon into Leo)

Thursday, April 6: 5:16-9:20 PM (Moon into Virgo)

Sunday, April 9: 1:21 AM-5:34 AM Moon into Libra)

Tuesday, April 11: 11:19 AM-3:42 PM (Moon into Scorpio)

Thursday, April 13 at 9:17 PM through Friday, April 14 at 3:27 AM (Moon into Sagittarius)

Sunday, April 16: 11:26 AM-4:05 PM (Moon into Capricorn)

Wednesday, April 19: 2:57-3:52 AM (Moon into Aquarius)

Friday, April 21: 11:23 AM-12:43 PM (Moon into Pisces)

Sunday, April 23: 2:34 PM-5:32 PM (Moon into Aries)

Tuesday, April 25: 2:53 PM-6:56 PM (Moon into Taurus)

Thursday, April 27: 6:18-6:39 PM (Moon into Gemini)

Saturday, April 29: 2:28 PM-6:48 PM (Moon into Cancer)

GMT:

Sunday, April 2: 14:43-18:27 (Moon into Cancer)

Tuesday, April 4: 20:45-23:13 (Moon into Leo)

Thursday, April 6 at 23:16 through Friday, April 7 at 4:20 (Moon into Virgo)

Sunday, April 9: 8:21 AM-12:34 (Moon into Libra)

Tuesday, April 11: 18:19-22:42 PM (Moon into Scorpio)

Friday, April 14: 4:17-10:27 (Moon into Sagittarius)

Sunday, April 16: 18:26-11:05 (Moon into Capricorn)

Wednesday, April 19: 9:57-10:52 AM (Moon into Aquarius)

Friday, April 21: 18:23 AM-19:43 PM (Moon into Pisces)

Sunday, April 23 at 21:34 through Monday, April 24 at 0:32 (Moon into Aries)

Tuesday, April 25 at 21:53 through Wednesday, April 25 at 1:56 (Moon into Taurus)

Friday, April 27: 1:18-1:39 (Moon into Gemini)

Saturday, April 29 at 21:28 through Sunday, April 30 at 1:48 (Moon into Cancer)

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In the Stars March 26-April 2, 2017…shining light on the astrology of the week: New Moon in Aries

We are marching into our second week of Spring, highlighted by the New Moon in Aries, which is a new beginning. Aries is the first cardinal sign in the zodiac, symbolizing action, and new starts. Set some goals for this new Moon in Aries, to be developed during the month of Taurus, and then concluded during the month of Gemini.

Inspiration and compassion abound Sunday with the Moon in Pisces as backdrop. Brilliant new ideas pour forth through a Mercury-Uranus conjunction. Set yourself up to have generative conversations, or read a book that could stimulate new thought. An original idea may be life-changing, and take you in a new direction. The Moon is dark, so reign it in Sunday evening and get a good night’s sleep.

A new lunar cycle begins Monday with the New Moon in Aries. New Moons symbolize new beginnings, and this new Moon is the first of the new zodiacal cycle. Set intentions for this Spring cycle. This New Moon conjuncts Venus, sweetening the deal. The invitation is to consciously call into your life more of what you love. Aim for your ideals (Mars sextile Neptune). An applying trine of Mars to Pluto gives you the power and initiative to make it happen. Get going on your Spring goals and wildest dreams.

Tuesday (Martes, Mars’ Day) is a hot one! The Aries Moon shines its light on the potent Pluto-Uranus-Jupiter T-Square, making it a dynamic, pressure-filled day. The day carries tremendous potential for breakthrough change, but it is fiery and emotionally volatile. Use this energy wisely, and stay cool. Lay out your work clothes and pack your lunch to get prepared for tomorrow’s work day. The Void of Course Moon in the early morning may make it difficult to get out the door to work. This dilemma is repeated Friday with another Void Moon in the early-to-mid morning. Mercury’s trine to Saturn gives us the ability to think wisely and practically. It is a good day to make travel plans or to embark on a study—or to do just about anything requiring sound thinking.

Thursday Jupiter forms a perfecting square to Pluto, pushing far-reaching reforms, attention to building wealth, and expansive, transformative change. This is a powerful aspect of the planets that together symbolize wealth. The sensual Taurus Moon conjuncts the planet of action, Mars, giving vitality to the day, and the Moon makes benefic aspects to Neptune and Pluto. We can reap rewards from our deep work.

Mercury joins Mars in Taurus on Friday, the slow, practical sign of the zodiac, which contrasts to quick Aries where the Sun and several other planets are now located (Venus, Eris, Uranus, Mercury). The fast, impulsive Aries energies can benefit from a slow and careful check by the slow, methodical Mercury. After an early morning void Moon period, the Moon moves into Gemini tropically at 9:40 AM PDT, ushering in a sociable weekend. A Moon/Venus sextile softens and sweetens the afternoon and evening.

April Fool’s Day, Saturday, is a glorious day, and offers action, expansiveness, and friendliness. Take a short trip with family or friends to explore something new. Reach out and call a sibling or cousin.

Sunday morning the Moon is Void of Course until 11:27 AM PDT.  You may as well enjoy a leisurely morning. Read, take a walk, or go out for Sunday brunch. At 11:27 AM PDT the Moon shifts into Cancer tropically, the sign symbolizing home and family. Venus moves back into Pisces as it moves retrograde, the sign where it is exalted, increasing our capacity to relate to others with kindness and compassion. Mercury goes retrograde in one more week, so tie up loose end, set dates, and make travel arrangements in the week ahead before Mercury turns retrograde.

The Week in Short:

Sunday: Capture brilliant new ideas that flow.

Monday: New Moon in Aries: New Beginnings!

Tuesday: Fiery hot day: Crisis or Opportunity for change?

Wednesday: Make travel plans or tackle anything requiring sound thinking.

Thursday: Reforms, and expansive transformation. Financial Increase. Attend to finances

Friday: Sociable Day!

Saturday: Active day

Sunday: Moon VoC until 11:27 AM PDT. Family Day!

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

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.

Ten Things to Do with Venus in Aries (February 4-April 2; April 29-June 6)

  1. Get moving on a creative project.
  2. Take a dance class.
  3. Add more color.
  4. Take a new hike (or several in this long Venus-in-Aries period).
  5. Say “yes” to spontaneous offers.
  6. Wear red.
  7. Express appreciation when people help or serve you.
  8. Be a little more assertive, in a kind manner.
  9. Meet new people, and allow yourself to fall in love.
  10. Express enthusiasm.

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

Pacific Standard Time:

Monday, March 27: 3:19 AM-7:11 AM (Moon into Aries)

Wednesday, March 29: 5:07 AM-8:48 AM (Moon into Taurus)

Thursday, March 30 at 4:12 PM through Friday, March 31 at 9:40 AM (Moon into Gemini)

Sunday, April 2: 7:43 AM-11:27 AM (Moon into Cancer)

Tuesday, April 4: 1:45-3:13 PM (Moon into Leo)

Thursday, April 6: 5:16-9:20 PM (Moon into Virgo)

Sunday, April 9: 1:21 AM-5:34 AM Moon into Libra)

Tuesday, April 11: 11:19 AM-3:42 PM (Moon into Scorpio)

Thursday, April 13 at 9:17 PM through Friday, April 14 at 3:27 AM (Moon into Sagittarius)

Sunday, April 16: 11:26 AM-4:05 PM (Moon into Capricorn)

Wednesday, April 19: 2:57-3:52 AM (Moon into Aquarius)

Friday, April 21: 11:23 AM-12:43 PM (Moon into Pisces)

Sunday, April 23: 2:34 PM-5:32 PM (Moon into Aries)

GMT:

Monday, March 27: 10:19 AM-14:11 (Moon into Aries)

Wednesday, March 29: 12:07-15:48 (Moon into Taurus)

Thursday, March 30 at 11:12 through Friday, March 31 at 16:40 (Moon into Gemini)

Sunday, April 2: 14:43-18:27 (Moon into Cancer)

Tuesday, April 4: 20:45-23:13 (Moon into Leo)

Thursday, April 6 at 23:16 through Friday, April 7 at 4:20 (Moon into Virgo)

Sunday, April 9: 8:21 AM-12:34 (Moon into Libra)

Tuesday, April 11: 18:19-22:42 PM (Moon into Scorpio)

Friday, April 14: 4:17-10:27 (Moon into Sagittarius)

Sunday, April 16: 18:26-11:05 (Moon into Capricorn)

Wednesday, April 19: 9:57-10:52 AM (Moon into Aquarius)

Friday, April 21: 18:23 AM-19:43 PM (Moon into Pisces)

Sunday, April 23 at 21:34 through Monday, April 24 at 0:32 (Moon into Aries)

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In the Stars March 19-25…shining light on the astrology of the week: Spring Equinox

Spring is here! The Sun ingresses into Aries tropically on Monday, March 20, the Spring Equinox. Aries is the first cardinal sign in the zodiac, symbolizing action, and new starts. It is the first sign of the Spring season, to be followed by Taurus and Gemini. Set some goals for the month of Aries, to be developed during the month of Taurus, and then concluded during the month of Gemini. Now spring into motion, and get going on the projects and goals about which you have been thinking.

Sunday is golden with a sunny Sag Moon making numerous benefic aspects to Jupiter and Uranus, calling us to scholarly and spiritual studies, or planning a trip. Open a book from your shelves that draws you into a new field to explore. This week ends with a Moon-Uranus trine Sunday evening; the invitation is to envision a new and different week, and season, informed by your intuition.

Spring arrives on Monday—the Aries ingress point. This day ushers in a new zodiacal year. The first day of the work week begins on a somber note, and demands attention to responsibilities and tasks (Moon conjunct Saturn). Get serious and get going!

Hard work is demanded again on Tuesday. It is the day of the week when you can break through tough challenges and problems. The Moon shines its light on the cardinal T-square (Jupiter-Uranus-Pluto) which carries tremendous potential for change, not without effort.

The Moon is Void of Course all day Wednesday (6:20 AM-7:28 PM PDT), so don’t waste time on anything requiring a decision. Meetings are not favored, as little will be accomplished. Focus on routine tasks that need to be handled, or catch up on reading or inconsequential emails.

Mental challenges call for deep thinking and understanding, offered by the Thursday’s Mercury-Pluto square. If you have a writing project, this would be a good day to tackle it. This Mercury-Pluto aspect benefits from the innovation of the Aquarius Moon; however, aspects favoring both harmony and conflict collide. Problems can be better solved with a loving heart.

Friday is a buoyant, brilliant day, encouraging expansive thinking, good ideas, and innovative, yet solid, problem solving.

Inspiration and compassion abound Saturday and Sunday with the Moon in Pisces as backdrop. The Sun conjuncts Venus on Saturday, making the world seem brighter and more beautiful. A Moon-Neptune conjunction gives inspiration. Brilliant new ideas pour forth through a Mercury-Uranus conjunction. Set yourself up to have generative conversations.

The Week in Short:

Sunday: Another golden day. Open your mind to travel and new areas of study.

Monday: Spring equinox! Get moving on new projects.

Tuesday: Hard work demanded.

Wednesday: Moon VoC all day. Focus on routine tasks.

Thursday: Deep thinking and problem-solving.

Friday: Buoyant, brilliant day. Expansive thinking abounds.

Saturday: Inspiring, compassionate day.

Sunday: Capture brilliant new ideas that flow.

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

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.

Ten Things to Do with Venus in Aries (February 4-April 2; April 29-June 6)

  1. Get moving on a creative project.
  2. Take a dance class.
  3. Add more color.
  4. Take a new hike (or several in this long Venus-in-Aries period).
  5. Say “yes” to spontaneous offers.
  6. Wear red.
  7. Express appreciation when people help or serve you.
  8. Be a little more assertive, in a kind manner.
  9. Meet new people, and allow yourself to fall in love.
  10. Express enthusiasm.

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

Pacific Standard Time:

Monday, March 20: 3:37 AM-8:31 AM (Moon into Capricorn)

Wednesday, March 22: 6:20 AM-7:28 PM (Moon into Aquarius)

Friday, March 24 at 10:56 PM through Saturday, March 25 at 3:06 AM

Monday, March 27: 3:19 AM-7:11 AM (Moon into Aries)

Wednesday, March 29: 5:07 AM-8:48 AM (Moon into Taurus)

Thursday, March 30 at 4:12 PM through Friday, March 31 at 9:40 AM (Moon into Gemini)

Sunday, April 2: 7:43 AM-11:27 AM (Moon into Cancer)

Tuesday, April 4: 1:45-3:13 PM (Moon into Leo)

Thursday, April 6: 5:16-9:20 PM (Moon into Virgo)

Sunday, April 9: 1:21 AM-5:34 AM Moon into Libra)

Tuesday, April 11: 11:19 AM-3:42 PM (Moon into Scorpio)

Thursday, April 13 at 9:17 PM through Friday, April 14 at 3:27 AM (Moon into Sagittarius)

Sunday, April 16: 11:26 AM-4:05 PM (Moon into Capricorn)

GMT:

Monday, March 12: 2:36 PM-5:28 (Moon into Libra)

Wednesday, March 15: 10:05 AM-15:11 (Moon into Scorpio)

Friday, March 17 at 21:56 through Saturday, March 18 at 3:00 (Moon into Sagittarius)

Monday, March 20: 10:37 AM-15:31 (Moon into Capricorn)

Wednesday, March 22: 13:20 through Thursday, March 23 at 2:28 (Moon into Aquarius)

Saturday, March 24: 5:56-10:06 (Moon into Pisces)

Monday, March 27: 10:19 AM-14:11 (Moon into Aries)

Wednesday, March 29: 12:07-15:48 (Moon into Taurus)

Thursday, March 30 at 11:12 through Friday, March 31 at 16:40 (Moon into Gemini)

Sunday, April 2: 14:43-18:27 (Moon into Cancer)

Tuesday, April 4: 20:45-23:13 (Moon into Leo)

Thursday, April 6 at 23:16 through Friday, April 7 at 4:20 (Moon into Virgo)

Sunday, April 9: 8:21 AM-12:34 (Moon into Libra)

Tuesday, April 11: 18:19-22:42 PM (Moon into Scorpio)

Friday, April 14: 4:17-10:27 (Moon into Sagittarius)

Sunday, April 16: 18:26-11:05 (Moon into Capricorn)

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