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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In the Stars April 8-15, 2017…shining light on the astrology of the week: New Moon in Aries

This week begins with the waning last quarter Moon, culminating in the first New Moon of the astrological year on Sunday, April 15th. 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). The combination of this planetary energy at the end of the week can move the earth, resulting in earthquakes. Symbolically, how could you proactively use this potent energy for making big shifts and breakthroughs in your personal life? Mercury is still in retrograde motion until April 15. Use this week to review, re-think, revise, and renovate before leaping forward with new projects at the beginning of the following week.

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Sunday is framed for hard work. The Moon conjuncts Pluto and squares Uranus. These challenging aspects demand attention, application, and change. Be awake! The Moon’s conjunction to Jupiter gives hope, optimism, and courage for completing our worthy projects. The Moon is void of course at 7:40 p.m. PDT, so at that time Sunday evening, relax into the week ahead by getting to bed early to make for a rested start on Monday.

The first half of the week, Monday through mid-day Wednesday, is colored by the friendly, accepting Aquarius Moon. Creative solutions are possible, courtesy of benefic aspects between Mercury, Pallas Athena, and Ceres, and a benefic trine in earth signs between Mars and Venus. Mercury is retrograde, so re-examine plans and projects. Brilliant ideas may spring forth. Catch them!

The Sun forms a challenging square to Pluto on Tuesday, pushing us to deal with power struggles and deep, difficult issues. However, the Venus-Mars trine will ease the struggle, and coupled with a Jupiter-Juno trine, the good energy of relationships will help us deal with problems.

Don’t expect things to go as planned Wednesday morning. After a surprising Moon-Uranus sextile at 7:55 a.m. PST, the Moon is void of course until 11:40 a.m. PDT when it moves into soft and dreamy Pisces. Wednesday morning is not the time for meetings or anything calling for definition or decision. When the Moon is void, it is best to attend to routine tasks. As the day moves on, inspiration grows. In the evening, relax and watch a movie, or play music.

Thursday promises to be an uplifting, inspiring, sweet day. With the Moon in Pisces making numerous benefic aspects, including a conjunction with Neptune, we feel that all is well with the world, and our hearts are full of compassion and forgiveness. An opportune Venus-Neptune sextile colors the world beautiful. This delightful energy continues through most of Friday, but the Moon is void of course nearly all day Friday from 4:27 a.m. to 8:26 p.m. Make the day easy, and allow yourself to roam and dream. If you cannot pause for a saunter or an escape to a movie, then attend to non-demanding routine tasks.

The weekend holds the bright, fiery, active glow of the Aries Moon from 8:26 p.m. Friday through early Monday morning. Saturday and Sunday are powerful days, holding numerous aspects and opportunities. Jupiter sextiles Pluto, promoting possibilities for expansion, and Mars makes a benefic sextile to Neptune, energizing our visions, dreams, and creativity. The Moon is dark on Saturday, calling us inward. In the midst of the cosmic excitement, plan some time alone.

The New Moon in Aries on Sunday, the 15th, is supercharged with aspects and energy, calling for a big leap forward. Mercury stations, turning direct in motion. There is a stellium of planets in both Capricorn and Aries, two different elements and energies, though both cardinal modalities 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 very active 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).

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

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The Week in Short:

Sunday: Demanding work day. Courage and optimism help meet the challenges.

Monday: Brilliant ideas and creative solutions spring forth.

Tuesday: Good relationship energy may help us deal with deep difficult issues.

Wednesday: Early morning surprises. Moon VoC from 7:55 a.m. to 11:40 a.m. PDT, and then inspiration grows.

Thursday: Sweet, inspiring, uplifting day.

Friday: Moon VoC most of the day 4:27 a.m. to 8:26 p.m. Attend to routine tasks.

Saturday: Dark Moon, Take some solitude and draw inward, though there is opportunity fro expansion.

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

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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 8: 7:40 p.m.-11:50 p.m. (Moon into Aquarius)

Wednesday, April 11: 7:55 a.m.-11:40 a.m. (Moon into Pisces)

Friday, April 13: 4:27 a.m. – 8:28 p.m. (Moon into Aries)

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)

GMT:

Monday, April 8: 2:40 – 6:50 (Moon into Aquarius)

Wednesday, April 11: 14:55 – 18:40 (Moon into Pisces)

Friday, April 13 at 11:27 through Saturday, April 14 at 3:28 (Moon into Aries)

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)

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

Easter symbolizes resurrection, and nature is bursting into its spring season, with the Sun, Mercury, and Uranus in the first sign of the zodiac, Aries, symbolizing spontaneity, adventure, and quick, and sometimes reckless movement. Mars is marching through Capricorn along with Saturn and Pluto. Capricorn symbolizes a different energy that is careful, calculating, rule-oriented, and serious about getting things accomplished. Aries pushes Capricorn to take some risks and get moving, while Capricorn calls Aries to slow down and do at least a little planning before moving forward. Together these energies are dynamic, and can produce powerful results. Mercury is still in retrograde motion, until April 15.  When Mercury is retrograde, it is time to review, re-think, revise, and rennovate. Clean up email and clear clutter, rather than start new projects. This is a powerful week for getting things accomplished. If you are in the midst of a big project, this is a week to give it a big push forward. This week’s Mars-Saturn conjunction, and the strong Capricorn Moon energy next weekend, combined with the big three demanding planets Mars, Saturn, and Pluto in Capricorn, make for an opportune work week. Plan accordingly, and use it wisely.

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Easter Sunday, which is also April Fool’s Day, glows in the light of the Libra Full Moon during Easter morning’s services and celebrations. However, we may be reeling from the hard, challenging aspects of yesterday’s Full Moon. Lunar oppositions to Uranus and Venus may be de-stabilizing. A Sun-Mercury conjunction fosters kind and graceful communication. The Moon is Void-of-Course from 11:29 a.m. to 3:57 p.m., signaling a time to relax. Enjoy a special family meal, and take a leisurely walk. When the Moon is in Libra, we want to soak in the beauty that surrounds us. It could be a good afternoon to visit an art gallery, or a public garden or park. The Moon makes oppositions to Uranus and Venus, so once again, it is another day to try something new and be open to surprises. Make room for the magic to reveal itself.

Mars and Saturn form an exact conjunction in Capricorn on Monday, headlining the day and the week ahead. Pedal to the metal on your work, and you will make the most of this strong, demanding duo. This day is for digging in, shouldering responsibility, and solving difficult problems. The Mars-Saturn duo’s benefic sextile to the Scorpio Moon will help ease pressure.

The Scorpio Moon on Tuesday draws us into the deep waters of emotion and intrigue. The Scorpio Moon’s energies are magnified by a sextile to Pluto and a conjunction with Jupiter. Emotional dramas may play out. Insight is possible. Healing may occur with the help of a Moon-Chiron trine.

Bounce out of bed Wednesday and head to the gym, or to the path for a vigorous walk. We are fired up by the Sagittarius Moon, ready to reach for the stars. The optimism of the Sag Moon serves as backdrop, but Mercury is square to Mars and Saturn, creating a feisty, edgy energy. These are not the best days for confrontations, as our speech may be blunt and untamed. These are days to consider, as my parents always maintained, “If you don’t have something nice to say, don’t say it.”

Thursday starts slow and dreamy, softened by a Moon-Neptune square, but later in the morning we are inspired by a fiery, benefic Sun-Moon trine. The Sagittarius Moon loves adventure, especially out-of-doors.  Take a bike ride, or hike in a park. Thursday is Jupiter’s Day, and the Moon is in Sagittarius which is ruled by Jupiter. The day is benevolent and twice blessed.

Friday morning starts with a Moon-Uranus trine, opening the day to surprises. It may be hard to get going, as the Moon is void of course until 11:01 a.m. PDT. Then a Capricorn Moon frames the entire weekend for work and responsibility. Plan a big project for the weekend, and set out to accomplish it.

The cosmos holds a host of aspects that set forth a hard working Saturday. Luckily, the demands of the day are graced with the influence of Venus. Venus in Taurus makes generous trines to the Moon and Saturn in Capricorn. The planetary energy could be employed to create a beautiful spring garden, to paint a room in your home, or to make a wise, well-considered purchase.

The weekend’s work demands continue on Sunday, even more charged than Saturday’s energy. The Moon conjuncts Pluto and squares Uranus. These challenging aspects demand attention, application, and change. The Moon’s conjunction to Jupiter gives hope, optimism, and courage for completing our worthy projects. The Moon is void of course at 7:40 p.m. PDT, so at that time Sunday evening, relax and prepare for the week ahead.

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

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The Week in Short:

Sunday: Soak in the beauty and renewal of Easter Sunday, and make room for magic in unexpected ways.

Monday: Work hard, shoulder responsibility, and solve problems.

Tuesday: Swim strong in deep emotional waters. Insight is possible.

Wednesday: Bounce out of bed for vigorous exercise, fire up, and reach for the stars! Watch what you say.

Thursday: Benevolent day that starts out dreamy. Plan an adventure.

Friday: Moon VoC until 11:01 a.m. PDT, and then a strong work weekend begins.

Saturday: Work hard and create beauty.

Sunday: Demanding work day. Courage and optimism help meet the challenges.

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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 1: 11:29 a.m.-3:57 p.m. (Moon into Scorpio)

Tuesday, April 3: 9:06 a.m.-11:55 p.m. (Moon into Sagittarius)

Friday, April 6: 6:36 a.m.-11:01 a.m. (Moon into Capricorn)

Sunday, April 8: 7:40 p.m.-11:50 p.m. (Moon into Aquarius)

Wednesday, April 11: 7:55 a.m.-11:40 a.m. (Moon into Pisces)

Friday, April 13: 4:27 a.m. – 8:28 p.m. (Moon into Aries)

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)

GMT:

Sunday, April 1: 18:29 – 22:57 (Moon into Scorpio)

Tuesday, April 3: 16:06 through Wednesday, April 4 at 6:55 (Moon into Sagittarius)

Friday, April 6: 13:36 – 18:01 (Moon into Capricorn)

Monday, April 8: 2:40 – 6:50 (Moon into Aquarius)

Wednesday, April 11: 14:55 – 18:40 (Moon into Pisces)

Friday, April 13 at 11:27 through Saturday, April 14 at 3:28 (Moon into Aries)

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)

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In the Stars March 25-April 1, 2018…shining light on the astrology of the week: Full Moon

Mars in Capricorn is serious about getting things moving, and working with powerful focus on big projects. However, some of Mars’ capable power may be diminished by Mercury in retrograde motion until April 15.  When Mercury is retrograde, it is time to review, re-think, and revise plans and projects. Clean up email and clear clutter, rather than start new projects. This week’s Virgo Moon, together with Mars and Saturn in Capricorn, can help us get organized, and get a lot accomplished. This week’s Venus-Uranus conjunction may deliver some surprises. Maximize the potential of this conjunction by trying something new or different.

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Palm Sunday is an active day with numerous benefic, as well as challenging aspects. The aspects play out on a Cancer Moon palette, focusing on home and family. The various aspects may give vision, irritation, exuberance, hope, tests and challenges, and perhaps a few surprises. Sunday holds a mixed day of energy patterns. Stay open, and do your best to navigate the twists and turns of this day.

Monday and Tuesday glow with the light of a happy, playful Leo Moon.  On Monday afternoon the Moon makes a benefic trine to the Sun. After a challenging weekend, enjoy a sunny start to your work week.

Give some attention to communications and connections on Tuesday morning. A Jupiter-Moon square later in the day can make us feel boastful, as well as overextended. Rein in your pride and any tendency toward excess.

The industrious Virgo Moon Wednesday through Friday morning signals a time to tend to practical matters and get organized. Numerous powerful, positive aspects aid the cause, and provide tremendous energy to get a lot of work done. However, a twist in the mix is a Venus/Uranus conjunction, exact on Wednesday. This aspect may reveal something new. If an exciting opportunity takes you off your clean-up track, go with it. You cannot pass up the splendid surprises that this aspect may dish up. To encourage access to this energy, try something new, or do something in a different way. The Sun’s square to Saturn on Thursday demands hard work, and mastering a few challenges.

On Good Friday Venus moves into Taurus for the next four weeks, until April 25. Taurus is the sign that Venus rules, and where it is comfortable and high-functioning, calling us toward all things sensual and beautiful. Friday, also known in Spanish as Viernes, is Venus’ day of the week. At 10:52 a.m. the Moon moves into Libra, the other sign of the zodiac  that Venus rules. Thus, all things Venusian are highlighted on Friday: love, money, beauty, and sensuality. Wear your most beautiful clothing and jewelry, and speak kind words. Shower others with love and appreciation.

As the Sun rises on Saturday morning, March 31, it forms a Full Moon. This is a dynamic, action-oriented cardinal Full Moon that calls out relationship issues. The Libra Moon and Aries Sun focus concerns on self in relationship. Can we be ourselves in relationship, and can we allow others the respect, space, and support to be themselves in relationship as well? A close Mars-Saturn conjunction in Capricorn makes a tense, challenging square aspect to this Full Moon. These aspects increase tension, but the tension can also deliver results and resolution. Retrograde Mercury is conjunct the Sun, inviting inner reflection on relationship matters. Surprising, positive solutions and discoveries may result from the Venus-Uranus conjunction that makes a benefic trine to the Mars-Saturn conjunction. Use this powerful Full Moon to increase your relationship quotient.

Easter Sunday, which is also April Fool’s Day, glows in the light of the Libra Full Moon during Easter morning’s services and celebrations. A Sun-Mercury conjunction fosters kind and graceful communication. The Moon is Void-of-Course from 11:29 a.m. to 3:57 p.m., signaling a time to relax. Enjoy a special family meal, and take a leisurely walk. When the Moon is in Libra, we want to soak in the beauty that surrounds us. It could be a good afternoon to visit an art gallery, or a public garden or park. The Moon makes oppositions to Uranus and Venus, so once again, it is another day to try something new and be open to surprises. Make room for the magic to reveal itself.

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

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The Week in Short:

Sunday: Active day of twists and turns, both positive and challenging.

Monday: Sunny, playful start to the work week.

Tuesday: Communicate and connect. Rein in a tendency toward excess.

Wednesday: Industrious work day. Be innovative, and make room for surprises.

Thursday: Master the challenges presented, and give the day the works.

Friday: All things Venusian are highlighted:  beauty, sensuality, love, and money.

Saturday: Full Moon in Libra: reflect upon and upgrade your relationships.

Sunday: Soak in the beauty and renewal of Easter Sunday, and make room for magic in unexpected ways.

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Ten Things to Do with Venus in Aries (March 6-31)

  1. Imagine 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. Plan a new adventure.
  10. Get moving—toward anything you love.

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, March 25 at 11:58 p.m. through Monday, March 26 at 4:45 a.m. (Moon into Leo)

Wednesday, March 28: 2:54 a.m.-7:30 a.m. (Moon into Virgo)

Thursday, March 29 at 9:59 p.m. through Friday, March 30 at 10:52 a.m. (Moon into Libra)

Sunday, April 1: 11:29 a.m.-3:57 p.m. (Moon into Scorpio)

Tuesday, April 3: 9:06 a.m.-11:55 p.m. (Moon into Sagittarius)

Friday, April 6: 6:36 a.m.-11:01 a.m. (Moon into Capricorn)

Sunday, April 8: 7:40 p.m.-11:50 p.m. (Moon into Aquarius)

Wednesday, April 11: 7:55 a.m.-11:40 a.m. (Moon into Pisces)

Friday, April 13: 4:27 a.m. – 8:28 p.m. (Moon into Aries)

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)

GMT:

Monday, March 26: 7:58 – 11:45 (Moon into Leo)

Wednesday, March 28: 9:54 – 16:30 (Moon into Virgo)

Friday, March 30: 4:59 – 17:52 (Moon into Libra)

Sunday, April 1: 18:29 – 22:57 (Moon into Scorpio)

Tuesday, April 3: 16:06 through Wednesday, April 4 at 6:55 (Moon into Sagittarius)

Friday, April 6: 13:36 – 18:01 (Moon into Capricorn)

Monday, April 8: 2:40 – 6:50 (Moon into Aquarius)

Wednesday, April 11: 14:55 – 18:40 (Moon into Pisces)

Friday, April 13 at 11:27 through Saturday, April 14 at 3:28 (Moon into Aries)

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)

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In the Stars March 18-25, 2018…shining light on the astrology of the week: Spring Equinox-Sun into Aries

The Sun is moving through the last degrees of Pisces. This week we will experience a big shift from swimming in the deep waters of oceanic Pisces, to the land of fiery, let’s-get-going Aries. Mars moves into cardinal earth Capricorn for a two-month stay. In Capricorn Mars is exalted, or highest functioning. Mars in Capricorn is serious about getting things moving and completed. Now is the time to reflect, relax, and replenish before the Sun and the Moon start new cycles in Aries. Mercury will turn retrograde on March 22, so put the finishing touches on communications and travel arrangements that may be in the works. The Moon is void of course for Monday afternoon, and almost all day on Wednesday, so avoid planning definitive activities during those times.

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Sunday is bold and bright with the Moon in Aries conjunct both Venus and Mercury. Spring forth with new ideas, new projects, and new adventures. Seize the day, and set out to discover a new place, start a new project, re-arrange your furniture, or try a new restaurant. Stretch beyond your comfort zone.

Monday may be bold and exciting, starting with the powerful energy of a Pluto-Moon square, and sounding the thunder of a Moon-Uranus conjunction that ushers in a void of course Moon period from 12:29 p.m. PDT until evening. During this time attend to routine tasks. At 6:07 p.m. PDT the Moon moves into sensuous Taurus.

The Sun ingresses into Aries on Tuesday, the Spring Equinox. Fire up your engines! A Moon-Saturn trine in earth signs gives grounding and productivity. At the beginning of the astrological year, the alignments support a fresh start. With a spring in your step, get moving! The evening is uplifted by a sweet, imaginative Moon-Neptune sextile.

Although Wednesday gets off to a powerful start, the Moon is void of course for 12 hours starting at 10:21 a.m. PDT. When the Moon is void (not making any Ptolemaic aspects) it can be difficult to make traction. It is not a good time for meetings or decision making, as energies do not come together with resolve. It is best to spend that time on routine activities that do not require decisions or definitive results. Such activities against the backdrop of a Taurus Moon would be gardening, cooking, and beautifying your home or office.

A Gemini Moon stirs up Thursday and Friday with activity. Curiosity and connection are themes. Mercury turns retrograde Thursday until April 15, marking the first of three of the three-week periods in the year when it is time to review, re-think, and revise. Mistakes in written and spoken communication are easily made, so check your double-check spelling, and appointment dates and times.

The astrological weather is stormy, due to a challenging Venus-Pluto square, exact on Friday. Emotional upheavals may occur. On the other hand, you can channel your steamy emotions into amorous connections, or a passionate, worthy project. Review and revise financial positions.

The Moon resides in Cancer on Saturday, in itself a caring and compassionate sign. However, difficult aspects to strong and strident planets Mars, the Sun, and Saturn are likely to make the day anything but soft and sweet. In addition, fiery planets Sun and Mars square off. Get some vigorous exercise to burn off steam. Another way to use this feisty energy positively would be to take on a demanding home improvement project. Clean your garage, or plant your spring garden.

Palm Sunday is an active day with numerous both benefic and challenging aspects. The aspects play out on a Cancer Moon palette, focusing on home and family. The individual aspects may give vision, irritation, exuberance, hope, tests and challenges, and perhaps a few surprises. Sunday holds a mixed day of energy patterns. Stay open, and do your best to navigate the twists and turns of this day.

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

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The Week in Short:

Sunday: Moon in Aries. Start something new.

Monday: Bold, exciting, powerful day. Moon VoC 12:29-6:07 PDT.

Tuesday: Spring Equinox. Fire up for the beginning of the astrological year. Productive Day!

Wednesday: Powerful start to this day, then Moon VoC 12 hours from 10:21 a.m.-10:30 p.m. PDT when time to focus on routine tasks rather than trying to make things happen. Last day to tie up loose ends before Mercury retrograde tomorrow.

Thursday: Mercury turns retrograde until April 15. Review, re-think, and revise.

Friday: Stormy, emotionally challenging day.

Saturday: Another feisty, challenging day. Lean in and tackle a big home improvement project.

Sunday: Active day of twists and turns, both positive and challenging.

Ten Things to Do with Venus in Aries (March 6-31)

  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. Plan a new adventure.
  10. Get moving—toward anything you love.

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, March 19: 12:29 p.m.-6:07 p.m.(Moon into Taurus)

Wednesday, March 21: 10:21 a.m.-10:30 p.m. (Moon into Gemini)

Friday, March 23 at 8:52 p.m. through Saturday, March 24 at 1:53 a.m. (Moon into Cancer)

Sunday, March 25 at 11:58 p.m. through Monday, March 26 at 4:45 a.m. (Moon into Leo)

Wednesday, March 28: 2:54 a.m.-7:30 a.m. (Moon into Virgo)

Thursday, March 29 at 9:59 p.m. through Friday, March 30 at 10:52 a.m. (Moon into Libra)

Sunday, April 1: 11:29 a.m.-3:57 p.m. (Moon into Scorpio)

Tuesday, April 3: 9:06 a.m.-11:55 p.m. (Moon into Sagittarius)

Friday, April 6: 6:36 a.m.-11:01 a.m. (Moon into Capricorn)

Sunday, April 8: 7:40 p.m.-11:50 p.m. (Moon into Aquarius)

Wednesday, April 11: 7:55 a.m.-11:40 a.m. (Moon into Pisces)

Friday, April 13: 4:27 a.m. – 8:28 p.m. (Moon into Aries)

Sunday, April 15 at 10:59 p.m. through Monday, April 16 at 1:51 a.m. (Moon into Taurus)

GMT:

Monday, March 19 at 19:29 through Tuesday, March 20 at 1:07 (Moon into Taurus)

Wednesday, March 21 at 17:21 through Thursday, March 22 at 5:30 (Moon into Gemini)

Saturday, March 24: 3:52 – 8:53 (Moon into Cancer)

Monday, March 26: 7:58 – 11:45 (Moon into Leo)

Wednesday, March 28: 9:54 – 16:30 (Moon into Virgo)

Friday, March 30: 4:59 – 17:52 (Moon into Libra)

Sunday, April 1: 18:29 – 22:57 (Moon into Scorpio)

Tuesday, April 3: 16:06 through Wednesday, April 4 at 6:55 (Moon into Sagittarius)

Friday, April 6: 13:36 – 18:01 (Moon into Capricorn)

Monday, April 8: 2:40 – 6:50 (Moon into Aquarius)

Wednesday, April 11: 14:55 – 18:40 (Moon into Pisces)

Friday, April 13 at 11:27 through Saturday, April 14 at 3:28 (Moon into Aries)

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

 

 

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In the Stars March 11-18, 2018…shining light on the astrology of the week: New Moon in Pisces

The Sun moves through the last degrees of Pisces and forms a New Moon on Saturday, March 17 at 26:53 Pisces. As the Moon darkens, and the luminaries are in the last sign of the zodiac, Pisces at the end of the week, it is time to reflect, relax, and replenish before the Sun and the Moon start new cycles in Aries. Mercury will turn retrograde on March 22, so put the finishing touches on communications and travel arrangements that may be in the works. The Moon is void of course for most of Monday’s work day, and Saturday morning, so avoid planning definitive activities during those times.

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Daylight Savings Time begins Sunday morning; clocks spring forward one hour. Sunday is full of powerful, inspiring cosmic alignments. An exciting Mars-Uranus trine provides vigor and inspiration for doing something new and different. The Sun sextiles powerful Pluto, giving extra energy and confidence. The Moon’s benefic aspects to Neptune and the Sun glow with creativity and resolve. The Moon’s conjunction with Pluto empowers the possibilities this day. The combination of industrious, visionary, inventive alignments makes this day golden—and full of tremendous potential. Use these glorious cosmic alignments well.

Monday morning’s plans may be go off course with unexpected events due to a challenging Moon-Uranus square that begins a long Moon void of course period from 8:36 a.m. until 3:44 p.m. PDT. This is a day best spent with routine, indeterminate tasks. Meetings will not result in sound decisions. Once the Moon moves into Aquarius at 3:44 p.m. PDT, we will want to gather with friends for a social evening, perfect for a stimulating and engaging meeting of my book club!

Optimism and worry are mixed themes on Tuesday. A jovial Jupiter-Sun trine casts a generous, positive energy on the day, and yet this aspect meets with a Venus-Saturn square that may lead us to money worries and/or relationship conflicts. The Sun-Jupiter trine, and two lunar sextiles to Venus and Mercury will help us deal doubts and difficulties. The Aquarius Moon Tuesday and Wednesday frames the days for friendships.

While the Aquarius Moon loves friendship and diversity, at the same time it is detached, and needs some space, especially so Wednesday, with the Moon making a benefic sextile to Uranus, Aquarius’ modern ruler. You may feel overextended. Be curious, expansive, and open to the surprises the day may deliver.

The Moon ingresses into Pisces, and darkens on Thursday and Friday, prior to Saturday’s New Moon. Thursday is showered with compassion and sensitivity. We care about the suffering and those less fortunate around us. Lunar sextiles to Mars and Saturn enable us take action and do something to help others.

Friday is a glorious, uplifting, expansive, and dreamy day. You will want to ease into a relaxing weekend. The Moon is dark just before Saturday’s New Moon. Give yourself time and space for self-reflection. We are empowered to dream big!

Saturday’s New Moon at 26:53 degrees of Pisces symbolizes the closing of a cycle. In three more days, March 20, the Sun will ingress into Aries, marking the Spring Equinox. In the dim light of this New Moon, it is time to reflect, relax, rest, and replenish. The Moon is void of course in the morning until 11:57 a.m. PDT when it emerges in Aries, and begins a new cycle. Reflect upon what you want to bring forth in the coming cycles when first the Moon, followed by the Sun, moves into Aries. Mars ingresses into Capricorn where it is exalted. A lot can be accomplished while Mars is in Capricorn until May 16. However, Mercury turns retrograde soon on March 22, so tie up loose ends and make travel plans while communication is still clear.

Sunday is bold and bright with the Moon in Aries conjunct both Venus and Mercury. Spring forth with new ideas, new projects, and new adventures. Seize the day, and set out to discover a new place, start a new project, re-arrange your furniture, or try a new restaurant. Stretch beyond your comfort zone.

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

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The Week in Short:

Sunday: Golden Day! High energy and vigor combine with inspiration and creativity.

Monday: The morning may not get started as planned. Moon VoC from 8:36 a.m. to 3:44 p.m.

Tuesday: Worries and doubts can be addressed with optimism and grace. Friendships highlighted.

Wednesday: While drawn to friendships, you also need some space. Be open to the unexpected.

Thursday: Compassionate day; reach out and help someone.

Friday: Inspiring, uplifting day. The Moon is its darkest, so give yourself some time and space alone.

Saturday: New Moon in Pisces! How can you serve humanity? Mars moves into Capricorn where it is exalted, or highest functioning. Moon VoC all morning until 11:57 a.m. PDT.

Sunday: Moon in Aries. Start something new.

Ten Things to Do with Venus in Aries (March 6-31)

  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. Plan a new adventure.
  10. Get moving—toward anything you love.

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, March 12: 8:36 a.m.-3:44 p.m. (Moon into Aquarius)

Thursday, March 15: 0:32 a.m.-3:12 a.m. (Moon into Pisces)

Saturday, March 17: 6:12 a.m.-11:57 a.m. (Moon into Aries)

Monday, March 19: 12:29 p.m.-6:07 p.m.(Moon into Taurus)

Wednesday, March 21: 10:21 a.m.-10:30 p.m. (Moon into Gemini)

Friday, March 23 at 8:52 p.m. through Saturday, March 24 at 1:53 a.m. (Moon into Cancer)

Sunday, March 25 at 11:58 p.m. through Monday, March 26 at 4:45 a.m. (Moon into Leo)

Wednesday, March 28: 2:54 a.m.-7:30 a.m. (Moon into Virgo)

Thursday, March 29 at 9:59 p.m. through Friday, March 30 at 10:52 a.m. (Moon into Libra)

Sunday, April 1: 11:29 a.m.-3:57 p.m. (Moon into Scorpio)

Tuesday, April 3: 9:06 a.m.-11:55 p.m. (Moon into Sagittarius)

Friday, April 6: 6:36 a.m.-11:01 a.m. (Moon into Capricorn)

Sunday, April 8: 7:40 p.m.-11:50 p.m. (Moon into Aquarius)

GMT:

Monday, March 12: 15:36 – 22:44 (Moon into Aquarius)

Thursday, March 15: 7:32 – 10:12 (Moon into Pisces)

Saturday, March 17: 13:12 -18:57 (Moon into Aries)

Monday, March 19 at 19:29 through Tuesday, March 20 at 1:07 (Moon into Taurus)

Wednesday, March 21 at 17:21 through Thursday, March 22 at 5:30 (Moon into Gemini)

Saturday, March 24: 3:52 – 8:53 (Moon into Cancer)

Monday, March 26: 7:58 – 11:45 (Moon into Leo)

Wednesday, March 28: 9:54 – 16:30 (Moon into Virgo)

Friday, March 30: 4:59 – 17:52 (Moon into Libra)

Sunday, April 1: 18:29 – 22:57 (Moon into Scorpio)

Tuesday, April 3: 16:06 through Wednesday, April 4 at 6:55 (Moon into Sagittarius)

Friday, April 6: 13:36 – 18:01 (Moon into Capricorn)

Monday, April 8: 2:40 – 6:50 (Moon into Aquarius)

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In the Stars March 4-11, 2018…shining light on the astrology of the week

The Sun continues to shine in Pisces, highlighting creativity, inspiration, vision, and compassion. This week Venus shifts from Pisces to Aries tropically on Tuesday, firing up our passions and desires. Jupiter stations retrograde on Thursday at 23 degrees of Scorpio, ushering in a four-month backward spin until July 11, calling us to inner work. The week contains two particularly glorious days: Tuesday and Sunday. Tuesday is sweet, inspiring, powerful, and we are confident and self-assured. Sunday’s cosmic alignments foster an extraordinary alchemical combination of vigor and determination combined with vision, imagination and creativity. Great things could be accomplished on Sunday, March 11, so use this great energy wisely.

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Sunday is graced with the harmony and beauty of a Libra Moon. Neptune conjuncts the Sun, an uplifting energy for creating, or doing charitable work. Venus, Mercury, and Chiron are joined together, symbolizing beautiful communication. If you are inclined to write poetry, this would be a good day to put pen to paper. Kind words can heal. The evening may end with a surprise!

We dive deep into our intimate, passionate feelings in the light of the Scorpio Moon on Monday and Tuesday. Give yourself time and space, as we like some quality time alone when the Moon is in the deep, dark waters of Scorpio. Monday’s Moon-Saturn sextile focuses us on facts and research, and sets us on a solid, steady course of accomplishment.

Tuesday is blessed with benefic aspects that should make for smooth sailing. Relax into the ease and emotional satisfaction of lunar trines to Neptune and the Sun. Venus begins a new cycle in Aries, lighting the fires of our desires, and exciting our passions. See “Ten Things to Do with Venus in Aries” at the end of this post. The Moon’s conjunction with jovial Jupiter near midnight lifts our spirits in the evening and carries over into the next morning.

After a soothing, healing trine to Chiron Wednesday morning, the Moon is void of course from 9:26 a.m. to 2:03 p.m. PST. During this time it is best to use the time for routine tasks. At 2:03 p.m. the Moon bounces into sunny Sagittarius, followed by benefic trines to Venus and Mercury, giving optimism and enthusiasm. It’s a good evening to make travel plans, especially as Mercury will turn retrograde in two more weeks.

Jupiter, ruler of Thursday’s Moon in Sagittarius, makes a station and turns retrograde, highlighting all things symbolized by Jupiter: travel, expansion, teaching, learning, spirituality, religion, generosity, and good fortune. Jupiter is poised to embark on its four-month retrograde motion through July 11. During this time we must do our inner spiritual work in order to reap greater rewards when Jupiter goes direct in mid-July.

The soft and sensitive Pisces Sun collides with the direct and energetic Sagittarius Moon Friday morning. A walk in nature could satisfy both. The pace picks up later in the afternoon as Mars conjuncts the Moon. A Moon-Uranus trine will undoubtedly deliver insight and inspiration in the evening. The Moon is void of course after 6:27 p.m., so relax into a jovial, convivial social evening with companions.

The weekend’s cosmic backdrop is set for work and accomplishment. This is a not a weekend for relaxing. Set goals for what you want to accomplish, and get to work. The Moon-Saturn conjunction Saturday evening sets a serious, dutiful tone. Although Saturday evening is usually a time to relax and be social, this one calls for solitary work on a task or project. The day’s Mercury-Saturn square can make us feel doubtful and inferior; combat these feelings with focus, discipline, and sustained effort.

The week ends and a new one begins with powerful, inspiring cosmic alignments. An exciting Mars-Uranus trine is the gift of the day, giving vigor and inspiration for doing something new and exciting. The Sun sextiles powerful Pluto, giving extra energy and confidence. The Moon’s benefic aspects to Neptune and the Sun give creativity and resolve. The Moon’s conjunction with Pluto empowers the possibilities this day. The combination of industrious, visionary, inventive alignments makes this day golden—and full of tremendous potential. Use these golden cosmic alignments well.

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

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The Week in Short:

Sunday: Uplifting, creative day. Kind words can heal.

Monday: Allow for some deep, reflective quiet time.

Tuesday: Smooth sailing! Optimistic day. Venus into Aries.

Wednesday: Moon Voc 9:26 a.m.-2:02 p.m., and then an optimistic, enthusiastic late afternoon and evening.

Thursday: Jupiter turns retrograde for four months; it’s time to focus on inner spiritual development.

Friday: Exciting, inspiring, surprising upbeat day!

Saturday: The day is all about work. Plan to get a lot accomplished.

Sunday: Golden Day! High energy and vigor combine with inspiration and creativity.

Ten Things to Do with Venus in Aries (March 6-31)

  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. Plan a new adventure.
  10. Get moving—toward anything you love.

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, March 4 at 10:19 p.m. through Monday March 5 at 5:23 a.m. (Moon into Scorpio)

Wednesday, March 7: 9:26 a.m.-2:03 p.m. (Moon into Sagittarius)

Friday, March 9 at 6:27 p.m. through Saturday, March 10 at 1:52 a.m. (Moon into Capricorn)

Monday, March 12: 8:36 a.m.-3:44 p.m. (Moon into Aquarius)

Thursday, March 15: 0:32 a.m.-3:12 a.m. (Moon into Pisces)

Saturday, March 17: 6:12 a.m.-11:57 a.m. (Moon into Aries)

Monday, March 19: 12:29 p.m.-6:07 p.m.(Moon into Taurus)

Wednesday, March 21: 10:21 a.m.-10:30 p.m. (Moon into Gemini)

Friday, March 23 at 8:52 p.m. through Saturday, March 24 at 1:53 a.m. (Moon into Cancer)

Sunday, March 25 at 11:58 p.m. through Monday, March 26 at 4:45 a.m. (Moon into Leo)

Wednesday, March 28: 2:54 a.m.-7:30 a.m. (Moon into Virgo)

Thursday, March 29 at 9:59 p.m. through Friday, March 30 at 10:52 a.m. (Moon into Libra)

Sunday, April 1: 11:29 a.m.-3:57 p.m. (Moon into Scorpio)

GMT:

Monday March 5: 5:19 -13:23 (Moon into Scorpio)

Wednesday, March 7: 16:26 – 22:03 (Moon into Sagittarius)

Saturday, March 10: 2:27- 8:52 (Moon into Capricorn)

Monday, March 12: 15:36 – 22:44 (Moon into Aquarius)

Thursday, March 15: 7:32 – 10:12 (Moon into Pisces)

Saturday, March 17: 13:12 -18:57 (Moon into Aries)

Monday, March 19 at 19:29 through Tuesday, March 20 at 1:07 (Moon into Taurus)

Wednesday, March 21 at 17:21 through Thursday, March 22 at 5:30 (Moon into Gemini)

Saturday, March 24: 3:52 – 8:53 (Moon into Cancer)

Monday, March 26: 7:58 – 11:45 (Moon into Leo)

Wednesday, March 28: 9:54 – 16:30 (Moon into Virgo)

Friday, March 30: 4:59 – 17:52 (Moon into Libra)

Sunday, April 1: 18:29 – 22:57 (Moon into Scorpio)

 

 

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In the Stars February 25-March 4, 2018…shining light on the astrology of the week: Full Moon in Virgo

Water, water everywhere! This week six planets are in mutable water sign Pisces: Sun, Neptune, Mercury, Venus, Chiron, and Juno—a lot of water symbolism, magnified by Jupiter, the planet of expansion in fixed water Scorpio. Surely we will get much needed rain this week. We may be overrun with sensitivity and deep feelings; emotions may run high. The Moon is Full in Virgo on Thursday, March 1, calling us to purify and simplify. Neptune conjuncts the Sun, uplifting us with inspiration and charity. Allow yourself to receive insights and inspiration. Express kindness and compassion.

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Sunday is another glorious day with numerous benefic aspects to the Moon in Cancer. This is a good day for planting flowers in the garden that perhaps you cleaned up yesterday. With the Sun in an opportunistic sextile to Saturn, a lot can be accomplished. In the light of the Cancer Moon, you will want to enjoy some comfort food. Cook for the week ahead.

Monday is an energetic, expansive, bold day with both benefic and challenging aspects. Emotions run strong. We can be fueled to get things accomplished and make powerful changes. Get meetings and shopping done before 1:51 p.m. PST when the Moon goes void of course rom 1:51 p.m. to 8:42 p.m.

We are pulled toward what we love and value, and we have the power to attract what we want in our lives on Tuesday. Open your heart, and express your love and gratitude for those around you. Relationships can be transformed.

Wednesday is a playful, exuberant day. However, we may be prone to say too much, or to say something biting or hurtful. Think twice before speaking, and discern what to say, and what to keep to yourself. There is a long Moon void of course period from 3:13 p.m. to 9:57 p.m. PST when the Moon moves into Virgo.

The Moon is Full on Thursday, March 1. This Full Moon in Virgo, opposite the Sun in Pisces, calls for purification and simplification. The Virgo Moon helps us ground the mass of ethereal Pisces energy (Sun , Neptune, Mercury, Venus, Chiron, and Juno in Pisces). Love abounds as a result of a sweet Venus-Jupiter trine. The Moon is in Virgo Friday and Saturday, the time of the month for cleaning, clearing, and organizing. Work comes before play early in the day (Moon-trine-Saturn). Later in the day, the Moon-Neptune opposition calls for uncorking the wine, and relaxing into a dreamy evening.

Friday is an industrious day when much can be accomplished. The cosmic activity buzzes with both benefic and challenging aspects. Lean in, and give this day the works until 3:50 p.m. PST, when the Moon goes void of course. Then it is time to relax into a sweet, yet practical evening of conversation and pleasure.

Saturday and Sunday are graced with the harmony and beauty of a Libra Moon. Some testy situations, especially in relationship, may appear as a result of a Saturn-Moon square, but the Libra Moon’s love of fairness will help us work things out.

Neptune conjuncts the Sun on Sunday, an uplifting energy for creating, or doing charitable work. Venus, Mercury, and Chiron are joined together, symbolizing beautiful speech. Kind words can heal. The evening may end with a surprise!

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

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The Week in Short:

Sunday: Another golden day. Plant flowers, beautify your home, and cook some comfort food.

Monday: Energetic, bold, expansive day. Moon VoC 1:51 p.m.-8:42 p.m.

Tuesday: You have the power to attract what you love and desire.

Wednesday: Playful, exuberant day, but think twice before you speak, and keep biting thoughts to yourself. Moon VoC from 3:13 p.m. to 9:57 p.m.

Thursday: Full Moon: purify and simplify.

Friday: Industrious day for cleaning and organizing. Relax in the evening after the Moon goes VoC at 3:50 p.m. PST.

Saturday: Relationships may be tested. You can work things out harmoniously.

Sunday: Uplifting, creative day. Kind words can heal.

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

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

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

Pacific Standard Time:

Monday, February 26: 1:51 p.m.-8:42 p.m. (Moon into Leo)

Wednesday, February 28: 3:13 p.m.-9:57 p.m. (Moon into Virgo)

Friday, March 2 at 3:50 p.m. through Saturday, March 3 at 0:20 a.m. (Moon into Libra)

Sunday, March 4 at 10:19 p.m. through Monday March 5 at 5:23 a.m. (Moon into Scorpio)

Wednesday, March 7: 0:55 a.m.-2:03 p.m. (Moon into Sagittarius)

Friday, March 9 at 6:27 p.m. through Saturday, March 10 at 1:52 a.m. (Moon into Capricorn)

Monday, March 12: 8:36 a.m.-3:44 p.m. (Moon into Aquarius)

Thursday, March 15: 0:32 a.m.-3:12 a.m. (Moon into Pisces)

Saturday, March 17: 6:12 a.m.-11:57 a.m. (Moon into Aries)

Monday, March 19: 12:29 p.m.-6:07 p.m.(Moon into Taurus)

Wednesday, March 21: 10:21 a.m.-10:30 p.m. (Moon into Gemini)

Friday, March 23 at 8:52 p.m. through Saturday, March 24 at 1:53 a.m. (Moon into Cancer)

Sunday, March 25 at 11:58 p.m. through Monday, March 26 at 4:45 a.m. (Moon into Leo)

GMT:

Monday, February 26 at 21:51 through Tuesday, February 26 at 4:42 (Moon into Leo)

Wednesday, February 28 at 23:13 through Thursday, March 1 at 5:57 (Moon into Virgo)

Friday, March 2 at 23:50 through Saturday, March 3 at 8:20 (Moon into Libra)

Monday March 5: 5:19-13:23 (Moon into Scorpio)

Wednesday, March 7: 8:55-22:03 (Moon into Sagittarius)

Saturday, March 10: 2:27-8:52 (Moon into Capricorn)

Monday, March 12: 15:36 -22:44 (Moon into Aquarius)

Thursday, March 15: 7:32 – 10:12 (Moon into Pisces)

Saturday, March 17: 13:12 -18:57 (Moon into Aries)

Monday, March 19 at 19:29 through Tuesday, March 20 at 1:07 (Moon into Taurus)

Wednesday, March 21 at 17:21 through Thursday, March 22 at 5:30 (Moon into Gemini)

Saturday, March 24: 3:52 – 8:53 (Moon into Cancer)

Monday, March 26: 7:58 – 11:45 (Moon into Leo)

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In the Stars February 18-25, 2018…shining light on the astrology of the week

The two recent eclipses are behind us, as are the host of other special days that occurred last week. The week ahead overall is much quieter. There is a lot of time when the Moon is void of course, a time when things tend not to come together, and nothing of consequence is likely to happen. These times are Tuesday morning, most of the day Thursday, and Saturday afternoon. On the other hand, there are a couple of golden, productive days:  Wednesday the 21st and Sunday the 25th. We have now entered the final month of winter, and the final month of the zodiacal cycle. The month ahead supports compassion and contemplation, and listening to the subtle, intuitive messages that come through. Take walks, and take time to meditate to allow yourself to receive insights and higher truths about your life.

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The Sun enters Pisces tropically on Sunday morning, ushering in a month of self-reflection, solitude, meditation, and tuning into the greater vibration of the cosmos. Venus entered Pisces the evening before, amplifying the energy in this effusive direction, as Venus is exalted, or highest functioning in Pisces. The Sun and Venus join Mercury and Neptune in mutable water sign Pisces. These four planets, combined with Jupiter in fixed water sign Scorpio make for a heavy load of water. Hopefully we will get some much needed rain in California. Water symbolizes feelings, intuition, sensitivity, and compassion. The Moon is in Aries, lifting our spirits, and giving us energy to get up and go!

Bounce out of bed Monday morning, and get some vigorous exercise. A Mars-Moon trine in fire signs Sagittarius/Aries gives drive and energy to get us moving. Use this ambitious energy at the beginning of the work week, and the beginning of the Lunar New Year to create a renewed exercise routine. Set goals for yourself, personally and professionally. A Moon-Pluto square in the evening may churn up some turbulence. Strategies to deal with it could be to stay calm, or lean in and tackle your work. Prepare for Tuesday on Monday evening, as the Moon is void of course Tuesday morning.

Refrain from meetings or activities requiring decisions for Tuesday morning. Rather, it is a time for routine tasks. One of my readers recently asked what is meant by attending to routine tasks during the time when the Moon is void of course. The VoC period is good for cleaning, gardening, reading, walking, exercising, filing, washing clothes, or filing papers—just about anything not requiring a meeting with another person, or a connection or decision. At 11:12 a.m. PST the Moon moves into its exaltation in Taurus where it wants to indulge in all things pleasurable. With the Moon’s benefic aspects to the Sun, Mercury, and Saturn, much can be accomplished with steady productivity.

Wednesday is a golden, pleasant, productive day, uplifted with a Venus-Neptune conjunction. We see our cups at least half-full, and rainbows in the sky. Against a beautiful backdrop, we can get a lot accomplished with grace and ease.

We may feel overcommitted and stretched thin on Thursday, thanks to a Moon-Jupiter opposition. While we can still be somewhat productive, the Moon is void of course all day on Thursday, so turn to routine tasks  and lower expectations. The evening fosters connection and conversation after the Moon reaches Gemini at 4:11 p.m. PST.

Our nerves may feel rattled on Friday with five challenging lunar alignments. The Gemini Moon has a short attention span, and the frenetic energy will not be easy to guide. Use this energy for writing or phone calls, and yield to interruptions.

Get your weekend errands or shopping done on Saturday before noon PST, when the Moon goes void of course for another long period until 7:06 p.m. PST. As we are in the final weeks of winter, this would be a good afternoon to do some winter yard and garden clean-up. With the Moon in Cancer after 7:06 p.m. PST, enjoy a cozy evening at home with family.

Sunday is another glorious day with numerous benefic aspects to the Moon in Cancer. This is a good day for planting flowers in the garden that you cleaned up yesterday. With the Sun in opportunistic sextile to Saturn, a lot can be accomplished. In the light of the Cancer Moon, you will want to enjoy some comfort food. You may want to cook for the week ahead.

My friend and colleague Dominie Cappadonna wrote the following about the Year of the Dog that began February 16:

“Centuries-old, Taoist time-tested observations of Dog Year qualities suggest this as a time of fairness, equality and addressing injustice. Like a watch dog caring for an underdog, controversial issues are given their due, revolutions are successful, politics are liberal and political oppression is opposed. Integrity and honesty are highly valued and we’re called to dig into the earth work in service to the whole. Whether that be climate disruption, fracking, coral reefs, sustainable practices, social and political platforms that you value, and more.

The element earth adds a dimension of deliberation, diligence and vigilance. This earthy energetic may help settle our nervous systems and invite a light touch including humor and spaciousness with depth and follow through. This helps us aerate and till the soil of our inner landscape where tender places yield healing opportunities in befriending what at depth concerns us.

A downside of a double earth dog is a “doggedness” and entrenchment personally and collectively. This stalls collaboration and mediation between the inner aspects of ourselves and in the cultural commons.

Yet with Dog by our side, playfulness IS our companion. Being a rascal and engaging irascible play tends to create through disruption and preserve through loyalty the integrity, stability and beauty of who we are and what we seek. This helps us self-regulate, come to center…

Add laughter and play, and grace and space will ease the way.  Woof!”
Visit Dominie’s website at: http://www.radiantliving-luminousdying.com.

 

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

The Week in Short:

Sunday: Sun enters Pisces, ushering in a day and a month of kindness, vision, and creativity.

Monday: Ambitious day! Bounce out of bed and get moving!

Tuesday: Moon VoC until 11:12—focus on routine tasks; then make it a productive, day.

Wednesday: Golden, productive day.

Thursday: Moon VoC all day until 4: 07 PM. Connect and converse in the evening.

Friday: Emotionally jagged day. Gemini Moon encourages communication through written or spoken word..

Saturday: Get shopping and errands done before noon. The Moon is VoC again all afternoon until 7:06 p.m. Cozy up at home with family in the evening.

Sunday: Another golden day. Plant flowers, beautify your home, and cook some comfort food.

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

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

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

Pacific Standard Time:

Tuesday, February 20: 3:11 a.m.-11:12 a.m. (Moon into Taurus)

Thursday, February 22: 3:46 a.m.-4:07 p.m. (Moon into Gemini)

Saturday, February 24: 11:58 a.m.-7:06 p.m. (Moon into Cancer)

Monday, February 26: 1:51 p.m.-8:42 p.m. (Moon into Leo)

Wednesday, February 28: 3:13 p.m.-9:57 p.m. (Moon into Virgo)

Friday, March 2 at 3:50 p.m. through Saturday, March 3 at 0:20 a.m. (Moon into Libra)

Sunday, March 4 at 10:19 p.m. through Monday March 5 at 5:23 a.m. (Moon into Scorpio)

Wednesday, March 7: 0:55 a.m.-2:03 p.m. (Moon into Sagittarius)

Friday, March 9 at 6:27 p.m. through Saturday, March 10 at 1:52 a.m. (Moon into Capricorn)

Monday, March 12: 8:36 a.m.-3:44 p.m. (Moon into Aquarius)

Thursday, March 15: 0:32 a.m.-3:12 a.m. (Moon into Pisces)

Saturday, March 17: 6:12 a.m.-11:57 a.m. (Moon into Aries)

GMT:

Tuesday, February 20: 11:11-18:12 (Moon into Taurus)

Thursday, February 22: 11:46 through Friday, February 23 at 0:07 (Moon into Gemini)

Saturday, February 24: 19:58 through Sunday, February 25 at 3:06 (Moon into Cancer)

Monday, February 26 at 21:51 through Tuesday, February 26 at 4:42 (Moon into Leo)

Wednesday, February 28 at 23:13 through Thursday, March 1 at 5:57 (Moon into Virgo)

Friday, March 2 at 23:50 through Saturday, March 3 at 8:20 (Moon into Libra)

Monday March 5: 5:19-13:23 (Moon into Scorpio)

Wednesday, March 7: 8:55-22:03 (Moon into Sagittarius)

Saturday, March 10: 2:27-8:52 (Moon into Capricorn)

Monday, March 12: 15:36 -22:44 (Moon into Aquarius)

Thursday, March 15: 7:32 – 10:12 (Moon into Pisces)

Saturday, March 17: 13:12 -18:57 (Moon into Aries)

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In the Stars February 11-18, 2018…shining light on the astrology of the week: Solar Eclipse, Chinese New Year of the Dog

This week is full of powerful astral alignments, holidays, holy days, and the symbolism of new beginnings. Shrove Tuesday, celebrated as Mardi Gras, is the day before the beginning of the Christian observance of Lent, known as Ash Wednesday. The observance of the Christian tradition of Lent calls for a sacrifice, just as Christ was sacrificed on the cross. Some people practice a discipline of giving up something for lent such as eating meat or sugar. Ash Wednesday happens to fall on St. Valentine’s Day, the day we celebrate our love relationships. On Thursday, February 15, a partial eclipse of the Sun occurs at 27:08 degrees of Aquarius on February 15, which also marks the Chinese New Year of the Dog. At the end of this week on Sunday, the Sun shifts from Aquarius to Pisces, the last sign in the zodiacal cycle.

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In contrast to Saturday’s optimistic, explorative, but indefinite energy, Sunday is made for focus, work, and attending to responsibilities. You can tackle a big project, and yet relax a little in the evening in preparation for a strong work day Monday. I’ll be celebrating my recently deceased brother at a festive memorial in Houston. The energies support a serious and honorable farewell.

Monday’s Moon-Pluto conjunction packs a powerful punch. This is a day to engage vigorously in work. A benefic Moon-Jupiter sextile widens our perspective, and gives optimism. You could continue to tackle the big project that you started yesterday. As the day wears on we may veer off course with the Moon-Uranus square in the evening. Keep an open mind, and be prepared to turn sideways to take advantage of new ideas and opportunities.

Mid-week Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday the Moon is in Aquarius, the fixed air sign symbolizing progressive ideas, new perspectives, and friendly relations with all. Aquarius calls us to the higher plane of perspective, inclusion, and acceptance. Tuesday the Sun forms a benefic sextile to Uranus, amplifying themes of invention, innovation, and appreciation of diversity. This Tuesday is Shrove Tuesday, or Mardi Gras, the day before lent that claims celebration, just before the sacrifice called for during the period of Lent that begins the next day. In preparation for the Chinese or Lunar New Year on Friday, those honoring that tradition clean house and beautify it with fruits and flowers.

Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent, is also Valentine’s Day. It is also the darkest night of the Moon. Astronomically, this is the time of the month when we want to withdraw from the busy world, incubate, and prepare for the rebirth in the light of the New Moon. Yet, Valentine’s Day is the day for the expression of love. You may want to make this a simple Valentine’s Day, one to stay close to home. Mars makes a benefic sextile to the Moon, calling us to express our ardent feelings for those we love.

A Partial Solar Eclipse occurs Thursday when the Sun and Moon align at 27:07 Aquarius, near the South Node, Mercury, and Juno. We are called to see the bigger picture through access to our higher minds. We can transform our thinking and re-envision. This New Moon also calls us to let go of something that no longer serves us to make way for something new. Mercury and Juno, the asteroid symbolizing mate and marriage, are also eclipsed. Drop into deeper communion with yourself, your thoughts, and your relationships.

The Chinese New Year is Friday, February 16, the day after the New Moon in Aquarius. The Moon conjuncts Venus and Neptune, heralding a beautiful energy of compassion and kindness.

“So what can we expect from the upcoming year? The Dog is an ethical and idealistic sign, and the year that bears its name will also bring increased social awareness and interest in society’s less powerful members. Any tendencies to take, take, take will be replaced by a widespread sentiment of generosity and selflessness. In general, we will all be imbued with the Dog’s keen sense of right and wrong.” http://astrologyclub.org/chinese-horoscope/2018-year-dog/

Saturday is an active, visionary day with numerous aspects. The Moon is in uplifting, dreamy Pisces. The Moon is Void of Course at 2:13 PM PST until Sunday morning. This would be a good day to relax, tend your garden, and then enjoy a romantic dinner with your beloved.

The Sun enters Pisces tropically on Sunday morning, ushering in a month of self-reflection, solitude, meditation, and tuning into the greater vibration of the cosmos. Venus entered Pisces the evening before, amplifying the energy in this effusive direction, as Venus is exalted, or highest functioning in Pisces. The month ahead supports compassion and contemplation, and listening to the subtle, intuitive messages that come through.

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

The Week in Short:

Saturday: Moon VoC all day from 8:38 a.m. to 6:21 p.m. PST. Take off on an adventure, and explore something new.

Sunday: Work day! Focus and tackle a big project. Relax a little in the evening, and appreciate all that you accomplished.

Monday: Industrious work day boosted with optimism. Expect some surprises.

Tuesday: We are called to inclusion, vision, and innovation, and the acceptance of all diverse beings.

Wednesday: Dark Moon. We want solitude, and yet it is Valentine’s Day. Go for a simple celebration close to home.

Thursday: Solar Eclipse: let go of old patterns that no longer serve and embrace the new regarding communication and relationships.

Friday: Chinese New Year. Vision, compassion, and kindness are available.

Saturday: Uplifting, dreamy day. Moon VoC at 2:13 p.m. PST , so do things that don’t require connections such as meetings.

Sunday: Sun enters Pisces, ushering in a day and a month of kindness, vision, and creativity.

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

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

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

Pacific Standard Time:

Monday, February 12 at 9:43 p.m. through Tuesday, February 13 at 7:11 a.m. (Moon into Aquarius)

Thursday, February 15: 1:05 p.m.-6:42 p.m. (Moon into Pisces)

Saturday, February 17 at 2:13 p.m. through Sunday, February 18 at 4:05 a.m. (Moon into Aries)

Tuesday, February 20: 3:11 a.m.-11:12 a.m. (Moon into Taurus)

Thursday, February 22: 3:46 a.m.-4:07 p.m. (Moon into Gemini)

Saturday, February 24: 11:58 a.m.-7:06 p.m. (Moon into Cancer)

Monday, February 26: 1:51 p.m.-8:42 p.m. (Moon into Leo)

Wednesday, February 28: 3:13 p.m.-9:57 p.m. (Moon into Virgo)

Friday, March 2 at 3:50 p.m. through Saturday, March 3 at 0:20 a.m. (Moon into Libra)

Sunday, March 4 at 10:19 p.m. through Monday March 5 at 5:23 a.m. (Moon into Scorpio)

Wednesday, March 7: 0:55 a.m.-2:03 p.m. (Moon into Sagittarius)

Friday, March 9 at 6:27 p.m. through Saturday, March 10 at 1:52 a.m. (Moon into Capricorn)

GMT:

Tuesday, February 13: 5:43-15:11 (Moon into Aquarius)

Thursday, February 15 at 21:05 through Friday, February 16 at 2:42 (Moon into Pisces)

Saturday, February 17 at 22:13 through Sunday, February 18 at 12:05 (Moon into Aries)

Tuesday, February 20: 11:11-18:12 (Moon into Taurus)

Thursday, February 22: 11:46 through Friday, February 23 at 0:07 (Moon into Gemini)

Saturday, February 24: 19:58 through Sunday, February 25 at 3:06 (Moon into Cancer)

Monday, February 26 at 21:51 through Tuesday, February 26 at 4:42 (Moon into Leo)

Wednesday, February 28 at 23:13 through Thursday, March 1 at 5:57 (Moon into Virgo)

Friday, March 2 at 23:50 through Saturday, March 3 at 8:20 (Moon into Libra)

Monday March 5: 5:19-13:23 (Moon into Scorpio)

Wednesday, March 7: 8:55-22:03 (Moon into Sagittarius)

Saturday, March 10: 2:27-8:52 (Moon into Capricorn)

 

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