In the Stars August 18-25, 2019…shining light on the astrology week

This week four planets shift from Leo to Virgo, from the enthusiastic, playful fixed fire of Leo to the practical, efficient, flexible earth of Virgo. Mars leads the way, arriving in Virgo tropically on Sunday, August 18th. Venus moves into Virgo on Wednesday, August 21st, and the Sun and the asteroid Juno arrive in Virgo on Friday, August 23rd. With Mars, Venus, the Sun, and Juno in close conjunction, the focus is on partnership, and on crafting better, more refined relationships. On August 29th Mercury moves into Virgo, and for more than two weeks (August 29-September 13) this five-planet Virgo work party is a powerful team. A great deal of work can be done with creativity and efficiency. Pick a project or goal and engage this stellium of Virgo planets to help you accomplish more than you thought possible.

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We may have a slow start to Sunday, but once the Moon bounces into Mars-ruled Aries at 9:33 a.m. PDT, the day picks up speed and demands activity. This weekend day calls for adventure, some active and pleasurable fun like a bike ride or hike.

Monday is an active day for getting a lot accomplished. As you tend to responsibilities, you are buoyed by a grand fire trine (Moon in Aries, Mercury in Leo, and Jupiter in Sagittarius). You can leap ahead with a spring in your step.

Planetary weather is mixed on Tuesday, with a challenging Moon-Pluto aspect early in the day, yet followed by lunar trines to the Sun and Venus that smooth things out as the day progresses. The elemental balance is shifting this week as Mars, Venus, the Sun and Juno shift from fire to earth. Mars led the way, moving from Leo to Virgo on August 18th. The Moon shifts from fire sign Aries to earth sign Taurus this evening.

Venus shifts from fiery Leo to earthy Virgo, and the Moon shifts from fiery Aries to earthy Taurus on Wednesday. Mercury makes a benefic trine to Jupiter, lifting our spirits and inspiring our speech. Expect the unexpected with the Moon meeting up with Uranus. The Taurus Moon highlights all things sensual, and brings a delightful focus to relationships as the Moon trines Mars and Venus.

Thursday is a productive day with the Moon aspecting Saturn and Pluto. Plan to get a lot accomplished before 2:23 p.m. PDT when the Moon goes void of course. Then relax into the ease and beauty of the Taurus Moon. Enjoy a delightful dinner that pleases your senses.

The Sun and the asteroid Juno move into mutable earth sign Virgo early Friday morning, ushering in the final month of summer and the beginning of the transition to fall. After summer vacation, children are back to school, and the rest of us are back to work. Virgo is a grounded, disciplined energy. For the next month it will be easier than usual to lean into a healthy diet and exercise regimen. The Moon is also in a mutable sign (mutable=flexible), but it makes irritating squares to the Sun, Venus and Mars. It may be hard to stay focused, Allow your intuition to help gently guide your day.

Venus and Mars make an exact conjunction on Saturday. This is a creative alignment. Given that this conjunction is in Virgo, and the Moon is in curious Gemini, use the day’s energies for self-improvement and learning something new.  The distractible qualities of Gemini are exaggerated on Saturday with a lunar opposition to Jupiter (a tendency to exaggerate) and a square to idealistic Neptune. The Gemini Moon want to converse. Make time for socializing and discovering something new through exploration or conversation.

Sunday will start slowly and it may be hard to get going with the Moon void of course until 2:05 p.m. PDT. Then the Moon eases into Cancer, and we are focused for the rest of the day on home and family. Sunday evening the Moon aligns beneficially with the Sun and Mars. Prepare a nourishing dinner and get ready for the week ahead.

Pleasant surprises may occur on Monday through the benevolence of a Venus-Uranus trine with the magnetic Cancer Moon in-between forming opportunistic sextiles. Lest you forget your responsibilities, a Moon-Saturn opposition will remind you to take care of business. A benefic Moon-Neptune trine kisses the evening with sweetness and good dreams.

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The Week in Short

Sunday: Active day for a call to adventure.

Monday: Hard work day buoyed by a grand earth trine, making it easy to lean in.

Tuesday: Mixed energy day. Challenges early in the day, and benefic energies smoothing things out later in the day.

Wednesday: Uplifting, inspiring day. Venus moves into Virgo, focusing our energy on practical matters. Expect something surprising.

Thursday: Productive day to get a lot accomplished.

Friday: Sun into Virgo. Allow vision and intuition to guide your day.

Saturday: Creativity and idealism abound in this friendly, conversive day. Allow yourself to discover or learn something new.

Sunday: Slow Sunday with Moon VoC through 2:05 p.m. PDT, and then Moon into caring Cancer. Make a nourishing dinner, and get your house in order in preparation for the week ahead.

Monday: Expect pleasant surprises, and tend to your responsibilities.

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Ten Things to Do with Venus in Virgo (August 21-September 14)

  1. Make your life shipshape.
  2. Organize your work space.
  3. Deep clean your home.
  4. Take a self-improvement course.
  5. Be efficient and focused in your work.
  6. Do a 3-day cleanse.
  7. Eat a pure diet during this time.
  8. Amplify your health regime.
  9. Read the book Neurogenesis Diet & Lifestyle: Upgrade Your Brain, Upgrade Your Life by Brant Cortright, or another book about the mind, body, and health.
  10. Attend to things that need to be done, and aim to cross a lot of things off your list.

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

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

Pacific Standard Time:                  

Saturday, August 17 at 3:34 p.m. through Sunday, August 18 at 9:33 a.m. (Moon into Aries)

Tuesday, August 20: 9:06 p.m. – 9:37 p.m. (Moon into Taurus)

Thursday, August 22 at 2:32 p.m. through Friday, August 23 at 7:34 a.m. (Moon into Gemini)

Saturday, August 23 at 11:58 p.m. through Sunday, August 25 at 2:05 p.m. (Moon into Cancer)

Tuesday, August 27: 1:55 a.m. – 4:53 p.m. (Moon into Leo)

Wednesday, August 28 at 5:07 p.m. through Thursday, August 29 at 4:57 p.m. (Moon into Virgo)

Saturday, August 31: 1:46 a.m. – 4:08 p.m. (Moon into Libra)

Monday, September 2: 1:33 a.m. – 4:35 p.m. (Moon into Scorpio)

Wednesday, September 4: 3:58 a.m. – 8:08 p.m. (Moon into Sagittarius)

Friday, September 6 at 9:03 a.m. through Saturday, September 7 at 3:37 a.m. (Moon into Capricorn)

Monday, September 9: 1:30 a.m. – 2:24 p.m. (Moon into Aquarius)

Tuesday, September 10 at 10:22 p.m. through Thursday, September 12th at 2:52 a.m. (Moon into Pisces)

Friday, September 13 at 9:33 p.m. through Saturday, September 14 at 3:32 p.m. (Moon into Aries)

GMT (Greenwich Mean Time):

Saturday, August 17 at 22:34 through Sunday, August 18 at 16:33 (Moon into Aries)

Wednesday, August 21: 4:06 – 4:37 (Moon into Taurus)

Thursday, August 22 at 21:32 through Friday, August 23 at 14:34 (Moon into Gemini)

Sunday, August 25: 6:58 – 21:05 (Moon into Cancer)

Tuesday, August 27: 20:55 – 23:53 (Moon into Leo)

Thursday, August 29: 0:07 – 23:57 (Moon into Virgo)

Saturday, August 31: 8:46 – 23:08 (Moon into Libra)

Monday, September 2: 8:33  – 23:35 (Moon into Scorpio)

Wednesday, September 4 at 10:58 through Thursday, September 5 at 3:08 (Moon into Sagittarius)

Monday, September 9: 8:30 – 21:24 (Moon into Aquarius)

Wednesday, September 11th at 5:22 through Thursday, September 12th at 9:52 (Moon into Pisces)

Saturday, September 14: 4:33 – 22:32 (Moon into Aries)

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In the Stars August 11-18, 2019…shining light on the astrology of the week: Full Moon

Mercury joins the symphony of planets (the Sun, Mars, Venus, and Juno) in fixed fire Leo, calling us to express our creative passions and enthusiasm this week. While the Sun is in Leo these next ten days we can use the playfulness of Leo to enjoy our summer vacation! Jupiter makes benefic trines to the stellium in Leo. We are fired up with possibilities. Jupiter has stationed and turned direct in motion, and Uranus stationed and turned retrograde, both on Sunday, August 11, infusing us with creative ideas.

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There’s a lot of changing direction on Sunday. Jupiter is stationary, turning direct after a 4-month backspin. Uranus is stationary turning retrograde for the next five months until January 11th. When planets are stationary, their energy is amplified. Jupiter symbolizes expansion and the search for knowledge. Uranus shakes things up and brings change. Mercury moves into creative Leo tropically. Sunday is a big day for expansive, game-changing possibilities.

Monday is framed for hard work and productivity. The Capricorn Moon conjuncts both Saturn and Pluto, the compelling planets whose demands we cannot ignore. Lean into your work with vigor and make this a productive day.

The detached, objective Aquarius Moon colors our lives mid-week Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, at its brightest of the month, perfecting as a Full Moon on Thursday. When the Moon is in Aquarius we want to gather with friends and groups, especially colorful groups of people from different cultures and walks of life. We are curious. These are great days to engage with people who are different from yourself. It is summer, and perhaps you are traveling, as I am. I’ve written this blog from the countryside of central Sweden and the city of Berlin, and will be traveling to Switzerland and Italy over this week. Wherever you are, see what you can learn about the culture and current socio-political happenings. Tuesday and Wednesday evenings are excellent for gathering with groups and friends. Try a new ethnic restaurant, or invite friends in for a multi-cultural dinner.

You may be taken off-track by something surprising on Tuesday, with the Moon in an edgy square to Uranus. Wednesday offers positive energy from a Moon-Jupiter sextile.

The Full Moon in Aquarius (Moon)-Leo (Sun) tropically arrives on Thursday morning at 5:29 a.m. PDT at 22:24 degrees of Aquarius tropically. This Full Moon combines the serious, objective, mature energies of Aquarius with the playfulness of Leo. The enthusiastic Leo Sun is amplified by four other planets in Leo: Mercury, Venus, Juno, and Mars. Aquarius needs a lot of space to think, and the freedom to detach as needed. A Uranus-Mercury square demands something similar. This Full Moon may result in someone pulling away, or creating distance to fulfill their needs. Consciously consider your own needs for healthy detachment and liberation to form your own thoughts and take care of your own needs.

On Friday the Mercury-Uranus square perfects, again encouraging free thinking. The Mercury-Uranus aspect, coupled with a Moon-Jupiter sextile galvanizes brilliant ideas and breakthroughs. You may realize good solutions to the emotional needs that were stirred on Wednesday and Thursday by the energy of the Full Moon,

Saturday is a day of mixed energies. On one hand we drift into an easy day. The Moon is in dreamy Pisces conjunct Neptune, doubling the dreaminess. On the other hand, Mars and Pluto are activated, and while we could feel frustrated, the Mars-Pluto energy can be proactively employed to get some things done. Note that the Moon is void of course at 3;34 p.m. PDT, so if you have weekend shopping to do, get it done before the Moon goes VoC.

We may have a slow start to Sunday, but once the Moon bounces into Mars-ruled Aries at 9:33 a.m. PDT, the day picks up speed and demands activity. This weekend day calls for adventure, some active and pleasurable fun like a bike ride or hike.

Monday is an active day for getting a lot accomplished. As you tend to responsibilities, you are buoyed by a grand fire trine (Moon in Aries, Mercury in Leo, and Jupiter in Sagittarius). You can leap ahead with a spring in your step.

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The Week in Short

Sunday: Game-changing possibilities abound.

Monday: Demanding, productive day

Tuesday: Make time for friends, and expect something unexpected.

Wednesday: Possibilities to be shared with friends.

Thursday: Full Moon in Aquarius. Balance responsibilities with play. Take some space to think about your needs.

Friday: Free thinking day that can result in good solutions, brilliant ideas and breakthroughs.

Saturday: Mixed day of dreaminess and demand for hard work.

Sunday: Active day for a call to adventure.

Monday: Hard work day buoyed by a grand earth trine, making it easy to lean in.

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Ten Things to Do with Venus in Leo (July 28-August 21)

1, Play with your children or grandchildren.

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

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

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

Pacific Standard Time:

Monday, August 12 at 3:11 p.m. through Tuesday August 13 at 8:35 a.m. (Moon into Aquarius)

Thursday, August 15: 6:02 p.m. – 8:49 p.m. (Moon into Pisces)

Saturday, August 17 at 3:34 p.m. through Sunday, August 18 at 9:33 a.m. (Moon into Aries)

Tuesday, August 20: 9:06 p.m. – 9:37 p.m. (Moon into Taurus)

Thursday, August 22 at 2:32 p.m. through Friday, August 23 at 7:34 a.m. (Moon into Gemini)

Saturday, August 23 at 11:58 p.m. through Sunday, August 25 at 2:05 p.m. (Moon into Cancer)

Tuesday, August 27: 1:55 a.m. – 4:53 p.m. (Moon into Leo)

Wednesday, August 28 at 5:07 p.m. through Thursday, August 29 at 4:57 p.m. (Moon into Virgo)

Saturday, August 31: 1:46 a.m. – 4:08 p.m. (Moon into Libra)

Monday, September 2: 1:33 a.m. – 4:35 p.m. (Moon into Scorpio)

Wednesday, September 4: 3:58 a.m. – 8:08 p.m. (Moon into Sagittarius)

Friday, September 6 at 9:03 a.m. through Saturday, September 7 at 3:37 a.m. (Moon into Capricorn)

GMT (Greenwich Mean Time):

Saturday, August 10 at 19:50 through Sunday, August 11 at 4:50 (Moon into Capricorn

Monday, August 12 at 22:11 through Tuesday August 13 at 15:35 (Moon into Aquarius)

Friday, August 15: 1:02 – 3:49 (Moon into Pisces)

Saturday, August 17 at 22:34 through Sunday, August 18 at 16:33 (Moon into Aries)

Wednesday, August 21: 4:06 – 4:37 (Moon into Taurus)

Thursday, August 22 at 21:32 through Friday, August 23 at 14:34 (Moon into Gemini)

Sunday, August 25: 6:58 – 21:05 (Moon into Cancer)

Tuesday, August 27: 20:55 – 23:53 (Moon into Leo)

Thursday, August 29: 0:07 – 23:57 (Moon into Virgo)

Saturday, August 31: 8:46 – 23:08 (Moon into Libra)

Monday, September 2: 8:33  – 23:35 (Moon into Scorpio)

Wednesday, September 4 at 10:58 through Thursday, September 5 at 3:08 (Moon into Sagittarius)

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In the Stars August 4-11, 2019…shining light on the astrology of the week

The sky is full of planets in Leo tropically this week with Venus, the Sun, Mars, and Juno in this fixed fire Sun-ruled sign, calling us to express our creative passions and enthusiasm. The next three weeks while the Sun is in Leo we are invited to enjoy a summer vacation, play, and enjoy! Friday, August 9, is an auspicious day when the Moon in Sagittarius conjuncts Jupiter and makes benefic trines to the stellium in Leo. We are fired up with possibilities. Jupiter stations and turns direct in motion, and Uranus stations and turns retrograde, both on August 11. This day is a game changer.

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The gracious and harmonious Libra Moon casts its light on Sunday and Monday. The Moon’s benefic sextile to Venus on Sunday gives opportunity. Relax into an easy day and do, or not do, whatever you please.

Monday, however, is a different story than Sunday’s Libra Moon energy. Monday is the turbulent, edgy day of the week when the Moon aligns with Saturn, Pluto, and the South Node, this week by square aspect. At the same time there are beautiful, benefic aspects of the Libra Moon to the Sun, Mars, Jupiter. With the luminaries in action-oriented cardinal signs, and so many aspects, both benefic and challenging, this is a day for action and hard work. Look back at the end of the day and marvel at how much has moved and how much you have accomplished.

Feelings run deep on Tuesday and Wednesday, and through mid-day Thursday with the Moon in Scorpio We may need to pull back and take more quiet time for ourselves. Tuesday is likely to hold some surprises, as the Moon opposes Uranus. Honor your feelings and go with the flow.

Wednesday is a moody day with mixed aspects, both benefic and challenging. On the positive side, the Sun makes a benefic trine to Jupiter, coloring our world sunny and bright, and the Moon aligns easily with Neptune and Saturn, helping us manifest visions. In contrast, we are challenged by lunar squares to ‘Venus and the Sun, making us a little insecure, edgy, and irritable.

A glorious Venus-Jupiter trine encourages generosity on Thursday. The Moon is void of course until  1:35 p.m. when it bounces into the sunny sign of Sagittarius. Make this day count, and expect some good luck. Learn something new.

Friday, which is the day associated with Venus, is glorious and uplifting. Already buoyed by a sunny Sagittarius Moon, the day is further brightened by a Moon/Jupiter conjunction and lunar trines to the Sun and Venus. This is an auspicious day for launching any new project, with 3:00 4:00 p.m. PDT being particularly powerful for doing something specific to take advantage of this expansive energy. A Neptune-Moon square late evening invites us to sleep and dream.

Get your weekend shopping done on Saturday morning before the Moon goes void of course at 12:50 p.m. PDT for the rest of the day. Saturday afternoon beckons for a hike or bike ride, and the evening calls us to socialize with friends. Saturday is a high energy day, so make the most of it.

There’s a lot of changing direction on Sunday. Jupiter is stationary, turning direct after a 4-month backspin. Uranus is stationary turning retrograde for the next five months until January 11th. When planets are stationary, their energy is amplified. Jupiter symbolizes expansion and the search for knowledge. Uranus shakes things up and brings change. Mercury moves into creative Leo tropically. Sunday is a big day for expansive, game-changing possibilities.

Monday is framed for hard work and productivity. The Capricorn Moon conjuncts both Saturn and Pluto, the compelling planets whose demands we cannot ignore. Lean into your work with vigor and make this a productive day.

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The Week in Short

Sunday: Easy day to relax.

Monday: Call to action—give this day your best and lean in to challenges.

Tuesday: Feelings run deep. Take some solitude

Wednesday: Mixed day: sunny and bright with a few irritations.

Thursday: Glorious day! Learn something new.

Friday: Optimistic, auspicious day!

Saturday: High energy day. Do weekend shopping in the morning before the Moon goes VoC 12:50 p.m. – 9:50 p.m. PDT.

Sunday: Game-changing possibilities abound.

Monday: Demanding, productive day.

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Ten Things to Do with Venus in Leo (July 28-August 21)

1, Play with your children or grandchildren.

2. Wear a smile and be joyful!

3. Express appreciation.

4. Adorn yourself with gold jewelry.

5. Make a greeting card—and send it.

6. Dance!

7. Make life a game.

8. Be generous.

9. Update your wardrobe with bright colors.

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

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

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

Pacific Standard Time:

Saturday, August 3 at 9:27 p.m. through Sunday, August 4 at 6:30 a.m. (Moon into Libra)

Tuesday, August 6: 0:36 a.m. – 8:31 a.m. (Moon into Scorpio)

Thursday, August 8: 7:58 a.m. – 1:35 p.m. (Moon into Sagittarius)

Saturday, August 9: 12:50 p.m. – 9:50 p.m. (Moon into Capricorn

Monday, August 12 at 3:11 p.m. through Tuesday August 13 at 8:35 a.m. (Moon into Aquarius)

Thursday, August 15: 6:02 p.m. – 8:49 p.m. (Moon into Pisces)

Saturday, August 17 at 3:34 p.m. through Sunday, August 18 at 9:33 a.m. (Moon into Aries)

Tuesday, August 20: 9:06 p.m. – 9:37 p.m. (Moon into Taurus)

Thursday, August 22 at 2:32 p.m. through Friday, August 23 at 7:34 a.m. (Moon into Gemini)

Saturday, August 23 at 11:58 p.m. through Sunday, August 25 at 2:05 p.m. (Moon into Cancer)

Tuesday, August 27: 1:55 a.m. – 4:53 p.m. (Moon into Leo)

Wednesday, August 28 at 5:07 p.m. through Thursday, August 29 at 4:57 p.m. (Moon into Virgo)

Saturday, August 31: 1:46 a.m. – 4:08 p.m. (Moon into Libra)

GMT (Greenwich Mean Time):

Sunday, August 4: 4:27 – 13:30 (Moon into Libra)

Tuesday, August 6: 7:36 – 15:31 (Moon into Scorpio)

Thursday, August 8: 15:58 – 18:35 (Moon into Sagittarius)

Saturday, August 9 at 19:50 through Sunday, August 10 at 4:50 (Moon into Capricorn

Monday, August 12 at 22:11 through Tuesday August 13 at 15:35 (Moon into Aquarius)

Friday, August 15: 1:02 – 3:49 (Moon into Pisces)

Saturday, August 17 at 22:34 through Sunday, August 18 at 16:33 (Moon into Aries)

Wednesday, August 21: 4:06 – 4:37 (Moon into Taurus)

Thursday, August 22 at 21:32 through Friday, August 23 at 14:34 (Moon into Gemini)

Sunday, August 25: 6:58 – 21:05 (Moon into Cancer)

Tuesday, August 27: 20:55 – 23:53 (Moon into Leo)

Thursday, August 29: 0:07 – 23:57 (Moon into Virgo)

Saturday, August 31: 8:46 – 23:08 (Moon into Libra)

 

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In the Stars July 28-August 4, 2019…shining light on the astrology of the week: New Moon

The sky is full of planets in Leo tropically this week, with Venus and the Moon joining the Sun, Mars, and Juno, calling us to express our creative passions and enthusiasm. This month, while the Sun is in Leo through August 22, aligns with summer vacation. Take time out to play. A New Moon forms on Wednesday, signaling a new beginning wherever Leo expressed itself in our horoscopes. Mercury turns direct on Wednesday as well, signaling that we can now move forward with plans and projects.

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The Moon is in curious Gemini on Saturday and Sunday. The Sun and Moon are in harmonious aspect on Saturday. Venus moves into playful, creative Leo. Enjoy conversation, connection, and learning something new. Gemini loves short trips, so plan at least one on Saturday or Sunday.

The Moon makes strong benefic aspects to Jupiter and Mars on Sunday, giving vision and energy. Yet, the Moon is void of course, so stick to routine tasks. Write, and catch up on email. Call your siblings.

Monday is a powerful day for personal change. The Moon’s benefic sextile to Uranus encourages us to change old habits. The Sun’s square to Uranus draws us toward freedom. Moon in Cancer encourages us to nourish ourselves.

Tuesday is the edgy, uncomfortable day of the week now when the Moon aspects the Saturn-Pluto-South Node alignment. The Moon in Cancer seeks comfort, and yet its opposition to this demanding Saturn-Pluto conjunction is anything but comfortable. Attend to your feelings and let them guide you. Aspects of your life that no longer serve you may be confronting you. The Moon is dark just before the New Moon tomorrow, so take some solitude.

The New Moon emerges in the sunny sign of Leo on Wednesday. The Moon joins Venus, Sun, Mars, and Juno on the Leo stage, an invitation to play and creative expression. The Sabian symbol (according to Dane Rudyhar in An Astrological Mandala) for this New Moon is “glass blowers shape beautiful vases with their controlled breathing.” The breath symbolizes the spirit that is blown into a creative manifestation. Into what creative endeavor could you breathe your spirit? A new relationship? A new business? A new project? With Venus conjunct the Moon, relationships can be improved or begun as the heart opens. Mercury stations direct at 8:58 p.m. PDT.

With Mercury now direct, we can begin to move forward with plans and projects that we have re-thought during the Mercury retrograde period. Thursday is buoyant and exuberant with the Leo Moon conjunct Mars, and in a benefic trine to Jupiter. Almost anything seems possible.

With the blessings of a mutable earth Virgo Moon, Friday and Saturday are framed for getting your life in good order. Much can be accomplished efficiently. This alignment is well timed for me as I prepare for a two-week trip to Europe. On Friday there may be unexpected twists and turns, so be open to the flow. On Saturday the Moon aligns with Saturn and Pluto, an invitation to lean in and give your life the works. Yet, this vigorous work day is softened by a Moon-Neptune vision, widening our perspective.

The gracious and harmonious Libra Moon casts its light on Sunday and Monday. The Moon’s benefic sextile to Venus gives opportunity. Relax into Sunday and go easy, even though you may feel some agitation in relationships.

Monday is full, demanding, and opportune. This is the turbulent, edgy day of the week when the Moon aligns with Saturn, Pluto, and the South Node, this week by square aspect. At the same time there are beautiful, benefic aspects of the Libra Moon to the Sun, Mars, Jupiter. With the luminaries in action-oriented cardinal signs, and so many aspects, both benefic and challenging, this is a day for action and hard work. Look back at the end of the day and marvel at how much has moved and how much you have accomplished.

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The Week in Short

Sunday: Moon VoC all day. Stick to routine, insignificant tasks. Communicate with siblings.

Monday: Powerful day for personal change.

Tuesday: Edgy, challenging day. Moon is dark, so take some solitude.

Wednesday: New Moon joins four other planets in Leo. Breathe into creative projects.

Thursday: Buoyant, exuberant day of possibilities. Mercury now direct, so move forward with projects and goals.

Friday: Get your life in order.

Saturday: Give your task list the works. Clean and get organized.

Sunday: Easy day to relax.

Monday: Call to action—give this day your best and lean in to challenges.

Ten Things to Do with Venus in Cancer (July 19-August 16)
1. Take a journey through old family photo albums.
2. Call family together for a picnic.
3. Focus on home maintenance.
4. Make your home more comfortable.
5. Pull outyour family recipes and make some of your favorite family foods.
6. Read a historical novel.
7. Get together with siblings or relatives and tell some family stories.
8. Gaze at the Moon in the night sky.
9. Honor your feelings.
10. Express care through a card, call, or gift of food.

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

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

Pacific Standard Time:

Sunday, July 28 at 8:25 a.m. through Monday, July 29 at 4:31 a.m. (Moon into Cancer)

Tuesday, July 30 at 8:33 p.m. through Wednesday, July 31 at 6:18 a.m. (Moon into Leo)

Thursday, August 1 at 1:48 p.m. through Friday, August 2 at 6:20 a.m. (Moon into Virgo)

Saturday, August 3 at 9:27 p.m. through Sunday, August 4 at 6:30 a.m. (Moon into Libra)

Tuesday, August 6: 0:36 a.m. – 8:31 a.m. (Moon into Scorpio)

Thursday, August 8: 7:58 a.m. – 1:35 p.m. (Moon into Sagittarius)

Saturday, August 9: 12:50 p.m. – 9:50 p.m. (Moon into Capricorn

Monday, August 12 at 3:11 p.m. through Tuesday August 13 at 8:35 a.m. (Moon into Aquarius)

Thursday, August 15: 6:02 p.m. – 8:49 p.m. (Moon into Pisces)

Saturday, August 17 at 3:34 p.m. through Sunday, August 18 at 9:33 a.m. (Moon into Aries)

Tuesday, August 20: 9:06 p.m. – 9:37 p.m. (Moon into Taurus)

Thursday, August 22 at 2:32 p.m. through Friday, August 23 at 7:34 a.m. (Moon into Gemini)

Saturday, August 23 at 11:58 p.m. through Sunday, August 25 at 2:05 p.m. (Moon into Cancer)

GMT (Greenwich Mean Time):

Sunday, July 28 at 15:25 through Monday, July 29 at 11:31 (Moon into Cancer)

Wednesday, July 31: 3:33 – 13:18 (Moon into Leo)

Thursday, August 1 at 20:48 through Friday, August 2 at 13:20 (Moon into Virgo)

Sunday, August 4: 4:27 – 13:30 (Moon into Libra)

Tuesday, August 6: 7:36 – 15:31 (Moon into Scorpio)

Thursday, August 8: 15:58 – 18:35 (Moon into Sagittarius)

Saturday, August 9 at 19:50 through Sunday, August 10 at 4:50 (Moon into Capricorn

Monday, August 12 at 22:11 through Tuesday August 13 at 15:35 (Moon into Aquarius)

Friday, August 15: 1:02 – 3:49 (Moon into Pisces)

Saturday, August 17 at 22:34 through Sunday, August 18 at 16:33 (Moon into Aries)

Wednesday, August 21: 4:06 – 4:37 (Moon into Taurus)

Thursday, August 22 at 21:32 through Friday, August 23 at 14:34 (Moon into Gemini)

Sunday, August 25: 6:58 – 21:05 (Moon into Cancer)

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

Tensions run high again this week with Saturn and the South Node conjunct, and close to Pluto.  A benefic Mars-Jupiter trine lightens the load by infusing us with motivation and optimism. Fueled by the Mars-Jupiter aspect, a lot of work that seemed impossible, can be accomplished. Mercury continues retrograde until July 31, and backs into Cancer on Friday, July 19th. Now is the time to re-think, re-work, revise, and re-do. As the Mercury retrograde period is prone to communication mix-ups, be patient, kind, and forgiving if you are caught in confusion.

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Venus opposes Pluto on Sunday, perhaps delivering some relationship challenges. Numerous other benefic aspects are at play. The Sun is conjunct retrograde Mercury, perhaps illuminating communication issues. Numerous benefic aspects to the Moon fuel vision and imagination. Unleash your creative self, and see what surprising wonders can emerge.

A fiery Aries Moon provides a bold, fresh start Monday morning, framing the week for action. Adding to the fire, the Sun moves into Leo later in the day. Life looks sunny and bright, in spite of the rocky, tight South Node-Saturn conjunction. Get the week off to a roaring, courageous beginning.

Now that Saturn, Pluto, and the South Node are conjunct, each time they make a hard aspect with the Cardinal Moon (Aries, Cancer, Libra, or Capricorn) or other planets a lot of friction is created. This happens about once a week when this alignment, that is tight through November, is magnified. Tuesday is one of those days when Saturn, Pluto, and the South Node make edgy squares to the Aries Moon. We can feel blocked and frustrated. A warm Ceres-Sun trine helps us feel nurtured in spite of irritations. Slow down, keep cool, and exercise patience with the day’s contentions.

Wednesday morning’s ride is bumpy, and the Moon is void of course until 2:42 p.m. PDT when things start to smooth out under the exalted Taurus Moon. Relax into all things sensual Wednesday evening—good food, good scents, and good music. Feast on beauty.

Thursday overall is a solid, pleasant day in the light of the exalted Taurus Moon, perfect for the retreat I’ll be beginning at Tassajara Zen Mountain Center with a few friends, though I feel stressed (aligning with the South Node-Saturn conjunction) that I’ll be completely unplugged and offline for a few days. An early morning Moon-Uranus conjunction may create an unexpected start to the day. A Mars-Jupiter trine, in fire signs Leo and Sagittarius respectively, infuses the day with motivation, passion, and possibility. Saturn’s trine to the Taurus Moon Thursday evening grounds us, and helps us see how to use our time, energy, and resources wisely.

We are fueled for good, strong work on Friday by an early morning Moon-Pluto trine. Given that the Moon and Pluto are in earth signs we will be able to get a lot accomplished. The exalted Taurus Moon makes benefic aspects with Neptune, Venus, and Mercury, coloring the day with beauty, ease, and kind communication. This day holds many gifts so make some good things happen.

The Moon is in curious Gemini on Saturday and Sunday. The Sun and Moon are in harmonious aspect on Saturday. Venus moves into playful, creative Leo. Enjoy conversation, connection, and learning something new. Gemini loves short trips, so plan at least one on Saturday or Sunday.

The Moon makes strong benefic aspects to Jupiter and Mars on Sunday, giving vision and energy. Yet, the Moon is void of course, so stick to routine tasks. Write, and catch up on email. Call your siblings.

Monday is a powerful day for personal change. The Moon’s benefic sextile to Uranus encourages us to change old habits. The Sun’s square to Uranus draws us toward freedom. Moon in Cancer encourages us to nourish ourselves.

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The Week in Short

Sunday: Relationships may experience challenges; vision and imagination are fueled.

Monday: Sunny, bright day. Allow yourself to be fired up, and get moving on a new week open to possibility.

Tuesday: Keep cool, and exercise patience with the day’s contentions.

Wednesday: Edgy morning with Moon VoC until 2:42 PM PDT, and then things begin to smooth out under the sensual Taurus Moon. Enjoy a beautiful and tasty dinner.

Thursday: Overall pleasant day infused with optimism and motivation.

Friday: Strong work day to get a lot accomplished.

Saturday: Take a short trip and enjoy conversation and connection.

Sunday: Moon VoC all day. Stick to routine, insignificant tasks. Communicate with siblings.

Monday: Powerful day for personal change.

Ten Things to Do with Venus in Cancer (July 19-August 16)
1. Take a journey through old family photo albums.
2. Call family together for a picnic.
3. Focus on home maintenance.
4. Make your home more comfortable.
5. Pull out

your family recipes and make some of your favorite family foods.
6. Read a historical novel.
7. Get together with siblings or relatives and tell some family stories.
8. Gaze at the Moon in the night sky.
9. Honor your feelings.
10. Express care through a card, call, or gift of food.

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

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

Pacific Standard Time:

Monday, July 22: 1:34 a.m. – 3:02 a.m. (Moon into Aries)

Wednesday, July 24: 7:48 a.m. – 2:42 p.m. (Moon into Taurus)

Friday, July 26: 9:28 p.m. – 11:29 p.m. (Moon into Gemini)

Sunday, July 28 at 8:25 a.m. through Monday, July 29 at 4:31 a.m. (Moon into Cancer)

Tuesday, July 30 at 8:33 p.m. through Wednesday, July 31 at 6:18 a.m. (Moon into Leo)

Thursday, August 1 at 1:48 p.m. through Friday, August 2 at 6:20 a.m. (Moon into Virgo)

Saturday, August 3 at 9:27 p.m. through Sunday, August 4 at 6:30 a.m. (Moon into Libra)

Tuesday, August 6: 0:36 a.m. – 8:31 a.m. (Moon into Scorpio)

Thursday, August 8: 7:58 a.m. – 1:35 p.m. (Moon into Sagittarius)

Saturday, August 9: 12:50 p.m. – 9:50 p.m. (Moon into Capricorn

Monday, August 12 at 3:11 p.m. through Tuesday August 13 at 8:35 a.m. (Moon into Aquarius)

Thursday, August 15: 6:02 p.m. – 8:49 p.m. (Moon into Pisces)

Saturday, August 17 at 3:34 p.m. through Sunday, August 18 at 9:33 a.m. (Moon into Aries)

GMT (Greenwich Mean Time):

Monday, July 22: 8:34 – 11:02 (Moon into Aries)

Wednesday, July 24: 15:48 – 21:42 (Moon into Taurus)

Saturday, July 26: 4:28 – 6:29 (Moon into Gemini)

Sunday, July 28 at 15:25 through Monday, July 29 at 11:31 (Moon into Cancer)

Wednesday, July 31: 3:33 – 13:18 (Moon into Leo)

Thursday, August 1 at 20:48 through Friday, August 2 at 13:20 (Moon into Virgo)

Sunday, August 4: 4:27 – 13:30 (Moon into Libra)

Tuesday, August 6: 7:36 – 15:31 (Moon into Scorpio)

Thursday, August 8: 15:58 – 18:35 (Moon into Sagittarius)

Saturday, August 9 at 19:50 through Sunday, August 10 at 4:50 (Moon into Capricorn

Monday, August 12 at 22:11 through Tuesday August 13 at 15:35 (Moon into Aquarius)

Friday, August 15: 1:02 – 3:49 (Moon into Pisces)

Saturday, August 17 at 22:34 through Sunday, August 18 at 16:33 (Moon into Aries)

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

The week ahead holds the powerful partial Lunar Eclipse  on Tuesday, July 16. This potent eclipse is tied in with powerful planets Saturn, Pluto, and the nodes. We never know what eclipses will bring, but the energies intensify, and it is best to slow down and keep things simple. Mercury continues retrograde until July 31, and backs into Cancer on Friday, July 19th. Now is the time to re-think, re-work, revise, and re-do. As the Mercury retrograde period is prone to communication mix-ups, be patient. kind. and forgiving if you are caught in confusion.

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Power dynamics may come into play on Sunday as the Sun opposes powerful Pluto. The Moon is void of course all day until 4:05 p.m. PDT when it moves into practical, responsible Capricorn. Take time out; read a book or work in your garden. Learn something new, and expand your knowledge. In the evening, plan your week ahead and get organized to start the work week with maximum effectiveness and preparedness.

Monday is made for hard work, with the Capricorn Moon shining its practical, goal-oriented light on the day. Something unexpected may occur early Monday morning, due to a Uranus-Moon trine. Keep things simple, as the energy intensifies before tomorrow’s Lunar Eclipse.

A partial Lunar Eclipse conjunct Saturn and Pluto makes for an intense Tuesday. The Full Moon eclipse occurs in the signs of Cancer (Sun) and Capricorn (Moon). We may be faced with questions about how to better balance home and family, or how we create family, or how we build stronger connections. Lifestyle may be under pressure, and changes may be demanded. With a heavy dose of Saturn symbolism on this day, and Saturn opposite Venus, we may not be able to have what we desire. Lean into the serious demands of this day.

The Moon journeys through friendly Aquarius on Wednesday and Thursday, and through mid-afternoon Friday. The Aquarius Moon encourages detachment, a welcome relief from the intense demands of Tuesday. We want to be free of encumbrances. A Moon-Mars opposition gets us moving. A Moon-Uranus square may take us off course and bring something unexpected. Ceres stations direct at 0 degrees Sagittarius, nurturing a sense of justice and concern for all. A Venus-North Node conjunction in caring Cancer amplifies this energy. Pause to think about the state of affairs for immigrants in this country now, and take some action to help if you can.

A lucky Moon-Jupiter sextile gives Thursday a good feeling, and then marks the beginning of the Moon void of course all day for the next 30 hours until Friday afternoon. Thursday’s glorious Venus-Neptune trine encourages creative expression, as well as expressions of gratitude, love, and beauty. Enjoy a romantic dinner or an inspiring musical performance. Stick to routine tasks during this void Moon day, and don’t waste your time on meetings or trying to make connections and decisions.

The Moon is void of course until 2:19 p.m. PDT Friday. This day is not one for things requiring decisions and definitive action. At 2:19 p.m. PDT the Moon moves into dreamy Pisces. This is a take-it-easy Friday. If you can, take the day off, and hike in nature, read a book, or daydream. Enjoy a movie in the late afternoon or evening.

Saturday is soft, dreamy, and inspiring with the Pisces Moon as backdrop. The day is open to the unexpected with a Moon-Uranus early morning sextile, and the day closes with the Moon in benefic sextile to grounded Saturn. Take a trip to the ocean or a body of water, go swimming, or visit an art gallery.

Venus opposes Pluto on Sunday, perhaps delivering some relationship challenges. Numerous other benefic aspects are at play. The Sun is conjunct retrograde Mercury, perhaps illuminating communication issues. Numerous benefic aspects to the Moon fuel vision and imagination. Unleash your creative self, and see what surprising creations you can manifest.

The Moon bounces into fiery, confident Aries on Monday morning, framing the week for action and afresh start. Adding to the fire, the Sun moves into Leo. Life looks sunny and bright. Get the week off to a roaring, courageous start.

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The Week in Short

Sunday: Moon VoC until 4:05 p.m. so stick to routine tasks. Plan your work week ahead in the evening for a good beginning Monday morning.

Monday: Lean into your work, and make strides with your goals.

Tuesday: Full Moon Lunar Eclipse: intense day demanding a look at balance between work and home.

Wednesday: Free yourself from encumbrances. Meet with friends. Tale action to care immigrants in our country.

Thursday: Lucky, creative day. Express gratitude and love. Moon VoC all day from 8:53 a.m. PDT.

Friday: Moon VoC until 2:19 p.m. on this easy, dreamy Friday. Relax and watch a movie in the evening.

Saturday: Soft and dreamy day. Take a trip to the ocean or a body of water. Go with the flow if something unexpected shows up.

Sunday: Relationships may experience challenges; vision and imagination are fueled.

Monday: Sunny, bright day. Allow yourself to be fired up and get moving on a great week.

Ten Things to Do with Venus in Cancer (July 19-August 16)
1. Take a journey through old family photo albums.
2. Call family together for a picnic.
3. Focus on home maintenance.
4. Make your home more comfortable.
5. Pull out your family recipes and make some of your favorite family foods.
6. Read a historical novel.
7. Get together with siblings or relatives and tell some family stories.
8. Gaze at the Moon in the night sky.
9. Honor your feelings.
10. Express care through a card, call, or gift of food.

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

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

Pacific Standard Time:

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

Tuesday, July 16 at 2:38 p.m. through Wednesday, July 17 at 2:19 a.m. (Moon into Aquarius)

Thursday, July 18 at 8:53 a.m. through Friday, July 19 at 2:19 p.m. (Moon into Pisces)

Monday, July 22: 1:34 a.m. – 3:02 a.m. (Moon into Aries)

Wednesday, July 24: 7:48 a.m. – 2:42 p.m. (Moon into Taurus)

Friday, July 26: 9:28 p.m. – 11:29 p.m. (Moon into Gemini)

Sunday, July 28 at 8:25 a.m. through Monday, July 29 at 4:31 a.m. (Moon into Cancer)

Tuesday, July 30 at 8:33 p.m. through Wednesday, July 31 at 6:18 a.m. (Moon into Leo)

Thursday, August 1 at 1:48 p.m. through Friday, August 2 at 6:20 a.m. (Moon into Virgo)

Saturday, August 3 at 9:27 p.m. through Sunday, August 4 at 6:30 a.m. (Moon into Libra)

GMT (Greenwich Mean Time):

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

Tuesday, July 16 at 21:38 through Wednesday, July 17 at 9:19 (Moon into Aquarius)

Thursday, July 18 at 15:53 through Friday, July 19 at 21:19 (Moon into Pisces)

Monday, July 22: 8:34 – 11:02 (Moon into Aries)

Wednesday, July 24: 15:48 – 21:42 (Moon into Taurus)

Saturday, July 26: 4:28 – 6:29 (Moon into Gemini)

Sunday, July 28 at 15:25 through Monday, July 29 at 11:31 (Moon into Cancer)

Wednesday, July 31: 3:33 – 13:18 (Moon into Leo)

Thursday, August 1 at 20:48 through Friday, August 2 at 13:20 (Moon into Virgo)

Sunday, August 4: 4:27 – 13:30 (Moon into Libra)

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In the Stars July 7-14, 2019…shining light on the astrology of the week

The week ahead is sandwiched between eclipses–the Solar eclipse that ocurred July 2, and the  Lunar Eclipse July 16. These are potent eclipses tied in with Saturn, Pluto, and the nodes. We never know what eclipses will bring, but the energies intensify, and it is best to slow down and keep things simple. Mercury turns retrograde on Sunday, July 7th for three weeks until July 31, heralding a time to re-think, re-work, revise, and re-do. Chiron turns retrograde Tuesday, July 8, igniting our inner warrior.

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Mercury turns retrograde Sunday for a three-week backward spin until July 31. During the retrograde it is good to re-work, re-think, and re-do. The Virgo Moon is void of course for a long period from 9:50 a.m. through 11:07 p.m. Use this earthy, put-things-in-order Moon period to clean house and get organized. This is not a day for weekend shopping. Stay focused on matters at home that need attention.

Chiron stations retrograde on Monday. When a planet stations direct or retrograde, its symbolic energy is amplified. Chiron in Aries symbolizes the fight for a good cause. Mars is conjunct Mercury; our communication will tend to be charged and direct. Venus makes a benefic sextile to Uranus. Relationships could be re-negotiated for the better.

If something is not working in your life, the door may close on it on Tuesday. This is a day of reckoning when things that need to be addressed can no longer slide. The Sun opposes Saturn and the South Node, while the Moon squares Saturn and Pluto. These aspects are tense and demanding. We need to face our challenges and responsibilities, and let go of what no longer serves us. The Moon is void of course after 12:35 p.m. PDT, so be sure to have meetings requiring decisions before that time.

Wednesday and Thursday the Moon is in fixed water sign Scorpio, taking us deep into dark emotional  waters, aided by the Sun in Cancer, and Neptune in Pisces. Emotions run strong. A volatile Mars-Uranus square Thursday morning may create fireworks, and result in unexpected consequences. Keep your cool and move slowly and carefully.

Things look up on Friday as the Moon bounces into sunny Sagittarius and makes benefic trines with Chiron, Mercury, and Mars, Our spirits run high, and we seek adventure and expansion. Gather with friends for a fun, social evening.

Saturday is yet another glorious, optimistic day, calling us to the great outdoors. Take a hike or a bike ride. A Moon-Jupiter conjunction could make this a lucky day, and bring opportunities.

Power dynamics may come into play on Sunday as the Sun opposes powerful Pluto. The Moon is void of course nearly all day until 4:05 p.m. PDT when it moves into practical, responsible Capricorn. Take time out and ready a book. Learn something new, and expand your knowledge. In the evening, plan your week ahead, and get organized to start the work week with maximum effectiveness and preparedness.

Monday is made for hard work with the Capricorn Moon shining its practical, goal-oriented light. The day may start with something unexpected due to a Uranus-Moon trine. Keep things simple as the energy intensifies before tomorrow’s Lunar Eclipse.

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The Week in Short

Sunday: Mercury turns retrograde and the Moon is void of course from 9:50 a.m. through 11:07 p.m. Clean house and put your life in order.

Monday: Stand up for a good cause. Re-negotiate relationships.

Tuesday: Tense, demanding day to face responsibilities. Doors may close. Moon VoC after 12:35 p.m.

Wednesday: Emotions run strong and deep. Keep your cool and move slowly and carefully.

Thursday: Volatile, emotional day that may have unexpected events. Keep things simple, and stay calm.

Friday: Buoyant, high-spirited day. Make it a fun social evening.

Saturday: Sunny, optimistic, lucky day. Outdoor adventure beckons.

Sunday: Moon VoC until 4:05 p.m. so stick to routine tasks. Plan your work week ahead in the evening and get ready for a good beginning Monday morning.

Monday: Lean into your work and make strides with your goals.

Ten Things to Do with Venus in Cancer (July 19-August 16)
1. Take a journey through old family photo albums.
2. Call family together for a picnic.
3. Focus on home maintenance.
4. Make your home more comfortable.
5. Pull out your family recipes and make some of your favorite family foods.
6. Read a historical novel.
7. Get together with siblings or relatives and tell some family stories.
8. Gaze at the Moon in the night sky.
9. Honor your feelings.
10. Express care through a card, call, or gift of food.

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

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

Pacific Standard Time:

Sunday, July 7: 9:50 a.m. – 11:07 p.m. (Moon into Libra)

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

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

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

Tuesday, July 16 at 2:38 p.m. through Wednesday, July 17 at 2:19 a.m. (Moon into Aquarius)

Thursday, July 18 at 8:53 a.m. through Friday, July 19 at 2:19 p.m. (Moon into Pisces)

Monday, July 22: 1:34 a.m. – 3:02 a.m. (Moon into Aries)

Wednesday, July 24: 7:48 a.m. – 2:42 p.m. (Moon into Taurus)

Friday, July 26: 9:28 p.m. – 11:29 p.m. (Moon into Gemini)

Sunday, July 28 at 8:25 a.m. through Monday, July 29 at 4:31 a.m. (Moon into Cancer)

GMT (Greenwich Mean Time):

Sunday, July 7 at 16:50 through Monday, July 8 at 6:07 (Moon into Libra)

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

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

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

Tuesday, July 16 at 21:38 through Wednesday, July 17 at 9:19 (Moon into Aquarius)

Thursday, July 18 at 15:53 through Friday, July 19 at 21:19 (Moon into Pisces)

Monday, July 22: 8:34 – 11:02 (Moon into Aries)

Wednesday, July 24: 15:48 – 21:42 (Moon into Taurus)

Saturday, July 26: 4:28 – 6:29 (Moon into Gemini)

Sunday, July 28 at 15:25 through Monday, July 29 at 11:31 (Moon into Cancer)

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In the Stars June 30-July 7, 2019…shining light on the astrology of the week: New Moon Solar Eclipse

The Solar eclipse July 2 at 10:38 Cancer is this week’s cosmic highlight, to be followed by a Lunar Eclipse July 16 at 24:04 Capricorn. These are potent eclipses tied in with Saturn, Pluto, and the nodes. We never know what eclipses will bring, but the energies intensify, and it is best to slow down and keep things simple. Mercury turns retrograde on Sunday, July 7th for three weeks until July 31. If you have contracts to sign, travel plans to make, or agreements to negotiate, get them done before next Sunday. The week ahead is a potent, volatile holiday week. After Monday, take the rest of the week off if you can, and go slow and easy. Enjoy the fireworks!

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Take a short, yet expansive trip on Sunday. We yearn to learn something new, and want to be inspired. Check in with your siblings.

Mars enters sunny Leo on Monday, lifting our spirits, and urging us toward play and creativity for the next seven weeks until August 18th. The Moon is void of course from 2:48 p.m. through 6:24 p.m., and then it moves into Cancer, calling us home for a comfortable dinner and evening with family. The Moon is dark, just before the New Moon Solar Eclipse on Tuesday. Draw inward and take some solitude.

Tuesday holds the New Moon that also forms a Total Solar Eclipse at 10:38 degrees of Cancer. Planets Saturn and Pluto are connected to the eclipse, adding gravity to the powerful alignment. If we look within, we may find shadows that keep us from shining our light in the world. This intense energy is best handled by keeping things simple, and moving slowly and carefully. As the Independence Day holiday is two days away, wind down your work and commitments, and spend time with family.

Strong effects of the Solar Eclipse are still with us on Wednesday, magnified by lunar oppositions to Saturn and Pluto. A lunar trine to Neptune softens the rough edges. Venus moves into Cancer until July 27th (see Ten Things to Do with Venus in Cancer at the end of this post), opening our hearts. This ingress into water sign Cancer means that there are no planets in air signs, making it more difficult for us to think things through and detach from our experiences. The Moon is void of course all day on Wednesday from 7:25 a.m. until 8:19 p.m. During this time it is difficult for things to come together. Meetings do not result in definitive results, and decisions about things like purchases, appointments, or travel are not sound, and often result in later changes. Take this day off before the holiday, if you can. Work in your yard and garden, clean your email in box, or cook for your 4th of July gathering tomorrow.

Independence Day Thursday has some cloudy skies (Saturn conjunct the South Node), even though the playful, courageous Leo Moon shines sunny and bright. A lunar square to Uranus may steer the day different than planned. A lunar trine to Jupiter fosters joy and good feelings as we watch the sparkle and awesome visual displays of celebratory fireworks. With the intense eclipse just behind us, and Saturn conjunct the South Node, be cautious about alcohol consumption and driving, or any risky behavior.

Friday is yet another full day with the Moon void of course. Stick to routine, insignificant tasks rather than meetings or activities calling for decisions. The planetary energy this week, including Friday, support a long holiday week. Take your children or grandchildren to the beach, and enjoy summer fun in the sun.

This weekend is framed for organizing and attending to many small tasks that need to be done. The Moon shines in Virgo, symbolizing the drive for self-improvement, order, and good health. Make exercise and healthy eating a priority. The Moon makes benefic aspects to the Sun, Venus, and Uranus. A lot can be accomplished with ease. We are ready and willing to make positive changes.

Mercury turns retrograde for a three-week backward spin until July 31. During the retrograde it is good to re-work, re-think, and re-do. The Virgo Moon is void of course for a long period from 9:50 a.m. through 11:07 p.m. Use this earthy, put-things-in-order Moon period to clean house and get organized. This is not a day for weekend shopping. Stay focused on matters at home that need attention.

Chiron stations retrograde on Monday. When a planet stations direct or retrograde, its symbolic energy is amplified. Chiron in Aries symbolizes the fight for a good cause. Mars is conjunct Mercury; our communication will be charged and direct. Venus makes a benefic sextile to Uranus. Relationships could be re-negotiated for the better.

Fun facts of the week—The Declaration of Independence was started on July 2, 1776 and the Continental Congress approved the final wording on July 4. The American colonies were declared free and independent states. The first Independence Day was celebrated on July 8, 1776 and the official signing took place on August 2. July 4th was declared a national holiday in 1870.

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The Week in Short

Sunday: Take a short trip to explore something new, and connect with siblings.

Monday: Dark Moon just before the solar eclipse. Take some solitude.

Tuesday: New Moon Solar Eclipse. Intense energy abounds. Keep things simple.

Wednesday: Strong energy of the solar eclipse lingers. Moon VoC all day from 7:25 a.m. though 8:19 p.m. Stick to routine tasks, and start your holiday early if you can.

Thursday: Independence Day is buoyed by a playful Leo Moon, but  difficult aspects may bring some challenges. Keep things simple and be responsible.

Friday: Full day with Moon void of course. Extend your holiday another day and complete routine tasks.

Saturday: Get your life in order—after you get some exercise. Complete travel plans and other commitments before Mercury goes retrograde tomorrow.

Sunday: Mercury turns retrograde and the Moon is void of course from 9:50 a.m. through 11:07 p.m. Continue to attend to routine tasks.

Monday: Stand up for a good cause. Re-negotiate relationships.

Ten Things to Do with Venus in Cancer (July 19-August 16)
1. Take a journey through old family photo albums.
2. Call family together for a picnic.
3. Focus on home maintenance.
4. Make your home more comfortable.
5. Pull out your family recipes and make some of your favorite family foods.
6. Read a historical novel.
7. Get together with siblings or relatives and tell some family stories.
8. Gaze at the Moon in the night sky.
9. Honor your feelings.
10. Express care through a card, call, or gift of food.

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

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

Pacific Standard Time:

Monday, July 1: 2:48 p.m. – 6:24 p.m. (Moon into Cancer)

Wednesday, July 3: 7:25 a.m. – 8:19 p.m. (Moon into Leo)

Thursday, July 4 at 11:24 p.m. through Friday, July 5 at 9:25 p.m. (Moon into Virgo)

Sunday, July 7: 9:50 a.m. – 11:07 p.m. (Moon into Libra)

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

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

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

Tuesday, July 16 at 2:38 p.m. through Wednesday, July 17 at 2:19 a.m. (Moon into Aquarius)

Thursday, July 18 at 8:53 a.m. through Friday, July 19 at 2:19 p.m. (Moon into Pisces)

Monday, July 22: 1:34 a.m. – 3:02 a.m. (Moon into Aries)

Wednesday, July 24: 7:48 a.m. – 2:42 p.m. (Moon into Taurus)

Friday, July 26: 9:28 p.m. – 11:29 p.m. (Moon into Gemini)

Sunday, July 28 at 8:25 a.m. through Monday, July 29 at 4:31 a.m. (Moon into Cancer)

GMT (Greenwich Mean Time):

Monday, July 1 at 21:48 through Tuesday, July 2 at 1:24 (Moon into Cancer)

Wednesday, July 3 at 14:25 through Thursday, July 4 at 3:19 (Moon into Leo)

Friday, July 5 at 6:24 through Saturday, July 6 at 4:25 (Moon into Virgo)

Sunday, July 7 at 16:50 through Monday, July 8 at 6:07 (Moon into Libra)

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

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

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

Tuesday, July 16 at 21:38 through Wednesday, July 17 at 9:19 (Moon into Aquarius)

Thursday, July 18 at 15:53 through Friday, July 19 at 21:19 (Moon into Pisces)

Monday, July 22: 8:34 – 11:02 (Moon into Aries)

Wednesday, July 24: 15:48 – 21:42 (Moon into Taurus)

Saturday, July 26: 4:28 – 6:29 (Moon into Gemini)

Sunday, July 28 at 15:25 through Monday, July 29 at 11:31 (Moon into Cancer)

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In the Stars June 23-30, 2019…shining light on the astrology of the week

We are now at the height of summer, and the Sun is on the side of its descent from the light. Neptune turned stationary retrograde on the summer solstice last Friday for a five-month backward spin until November 28. Have you experienced the nebulous, spacey energy of Neptune the past few days with misses, confusion, and things forgotten? The summer eclipses are near. The Solar eclipse is July 2, and the Lunar Eclipse is July 16; these are potent eclipses tied in with Saturn, Pluto, and the nodes. We never know what eclipses will bring, but the energies intensify, and it is best to slow down and keep things simple during the first two weeks in July.

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

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

Put on your running shoes and get going on Tuesday, as it is a go-getter day. Known as Martes in Spanish, Tuesday is the day associated with the planet Mars, the ruler of Aries. The Moon is in Aries on Tuesday, making it a doubly hot, fiery day. The Moon forms a Last Quarter Moon square; both luminaries are in cardinal, action-oriented signs Aries and Cancer. You may feel the tension between independence and the needs of home and family.

Wednesday is an active, demanding day. While the day is buoyed by a Moon-Jupiter trine, lunar squares to demanding, intense Saturn and Pluto call us to our responsibilities. Lean in, and give this day the works.

Thursday sizzles with the excitement that solar and lunar aspects to Uranus can create. While the Moon is in comfortable resistant-to-change Taurus, the day’s aspects are provocative and may take you way out of your comfort zone. Surrender to the unexpected.

Venus’ Day (Viernes) Friday is easier and more settled than the few previous days. The earthy, habit-loving Taurus Moon makes a benefic trine to Saturn, supporting a strong work day. We are grounded and sensible, and much can be accomplished. A lunar aspect to Neptune is a bit dreamy and sweet. Relax and enjoy a beautiful, sensual Friday evening with those you love.

Saturday is an excellent day for gardening with the Moon winding its way toward the end of Taurus, and in sextile aspect to Mars in Cancer. Weed, plant, and water, and whistle while you work. After a satisfying industrious morning, the Moon moves into Gemini at 2:09 p.m., creating a curious, social buzz. Gather with friends for engaging conversations in the evening.

Take a short, yet expansive trip on Sunday. We yearn to learn to something new, and want to be inspired. Check in with your siblings.

Mars enters sunny Leo on Monday, lifting our spirits, and urging us toward play and and creativity for the next seven weeks until August 18th. The Moon is void of course from 2:48 p.m. through 6:24 p.m., and then it moves into Cancer, calling us toward a comfortable dinner and evening with family. The Moon is dark, just before the New Moon Solar Eclipse on Tuesday. Pause, and take some solitude.

Fun fact of the week: Chiron, the planetary object discovered by Charels Kowal in 1977, has an elliptical orbit between Saturn and Uranus and is now classified as both a minor planet, Minor Planet 2060, and a comet, known by the cometary designation 95P/Chiron. The term proto-comet has been used. Chiron is in a class of objects that cross over one or more of the orbits to planets from Saturn to Pluto (Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto). These objects have now been officially classified by the International Astronomical Union (IAU) as Centaurs. In addition to Chiron, the first Centaur to be discovered, other Centaurs include Pholus, Nessus, and Chariklo.

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

  1. Go to a library book sale or second-hand store and buy some books that lead you in new directions.
  2. Exercise flexibility in relationship.
  3. Energize your social life. It’s time for conversation and connection.
  4. Acknowledge the various expressions of love in your everyday life.
  5. Write letters.
  6. Take short trips to enjoy the beauty in your neighborhood.
  7. Visit a neighborhood art gallery or exhibit.
  8. Host a neighborhood gathering
  9. Connect with aunts, uncles, or cousins.
  10. Think (and act) more flexibly with money matters—learn something new by listening to a book on tape about finances (you can get it from your local library) while driving.

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

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The Week in Short

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

Monday: Compassionate, inspiring day. Moon VoC 4:10 p.m. – 7:38 p.m. Make the most of an invigorating evening; a lot can be accomplished before bedtime.

Tuesday: Hot, fiery, go-getter day. Get moving.

Wednesday: Demanding day; give it the works.

Thursday: Exciting, provocative day. Surrender to the unexpected.

Friday: Strong, grounded, solid work day. Much can be accomplished. Relax in the evening.

Saturday: Industrious morning to get a lot accomplished. The afternoon and evening invite socializing and conversation.

Sunday: Take a short trip to explore something new, and connect with siblings.

Monday: Dark Moon just before the solar eclipse. Take some solitude.

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

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

Pacific Standard Time:

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

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

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

Monday, July 1: 2:48 p.m. – 6:24 p.m. (Moon into Cancer)

Wednesday, July 3: 7:25 a.m. – 8:19 p.m. (Moon into Leo)

Thursday, July 4 at 11:24 p.m. through Friday, July 5 at 9:25 p.m. (Moon into Virgo)

Sunday, July 7: 9:50 a.m. – 11:07 p.m. (Moon into Libra)

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

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

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

Tuesday, July 16 at 2:38 p.m. through Wednesday, July 17 at 2:19 a.m. (Moon into Aquarius)

Thursday, July 18 at 8:53 a.m. through Friday, July 19 at 2:19 p.m. (Moon into Pisces)

GMT (Greenwich Mean Time):

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

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

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

Monday, July 1 at 21:48 through Tuesday, July 2 at 1:24 (Moon into Cancer)

Wednesday, July 3 at 14:25 through Thursday, July 4 at 3:19 (Moon into Leo)

Friday, July 5 at 6:24 through Saturday, July 6 at 4:25 (Moon into Virgo)

Sunday, July 7 at 16:50 through Monday, July 8 at 6:07 (Moon into Libra)

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

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

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

Tuesday, July 16 at 21:38 through Wednesday, July 17 at 9:19 (Moon into Aquarius)

Thursday, July 18 at 15:53 through Friday, July 19 at 21:19 (Moon into Pisces)

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

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

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Father’s Day Sunday is another optimistic Sag Moon day infused with aspects/activity. Mercury-trine-Neptune gives vision and fuels the imagination. Write poetry or record your dreams. Mercury-opposite-Saturn calls for discernment. Jupiter-square-Neptune challenges us to be creative, and to see the big picture in the small challenges. The Moon is bright, culminating in a Full Moon early Monday morning.

The Full Moon early Monday combines with Jupiter, generating positivity and exuberance; Jupiter is square to Neptune. With Jupiter and Neptune in the mix we can imagine new possibilities—new places to travel, new ideas to explore, and greater beauty to create. Set your sights far and wide, and allow your imagination to soar. Where would you like to go? What new doors would you like to open up for yourself? The Moon moves into taciturn Capricorn Monday morning at 9:13 a.m. PDT. After a slow Monday morning beginning, we are off to a solid and productive start to the work week.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  1. Go to a library book sale or second-hand store and buy some books that lead you in new directions.
  2. Exercise flexibility in relationship.
  3. Energize your social life. It’s time for conversation and connection.
  4. Acknowledge the various expressions of love in your everyday life.
  5. Write letters.
  6. Take short trips to enjoy the beauty in your neighborhood.
  7. Visit a neighborhood art gallery or exhibit.
  8. Host a neighborhood gathering
  9. Connect with aunts, uncles, or cousins.
  10. Think (and act) more flexibly with money matters—learn something new by listening to a book on tape about finances (you can get it from your local library) while driving.

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

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The Week in Short

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

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

Tuesday: Bold, dynamic, invigorating, productive day.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Pacific Standard Time:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Monday, July 1: 2:48 p.m. – 6:24 p.m. (Moon into Cancer)

Wednesday, July 3: 7:25 a.m. – 8:19 p.m. (Moon into Leo)

Thursday, July 4 at 11:24 p.m. through Friday, July 5 at 9:25 p.m. (Moon into Virgo)

Sunday, July 7: 9:50 a.m. – 11:07 p.m. (Moon into Libra)

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

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

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

GMT (Greenwich Mean Time):

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

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

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

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

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

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

Monday, July 1 at 21:48 through Tuesday, July 2 at 1:24 (Moon into Cancer)

Wednesday, July 3 at 14:25 through Thursday, July 4 at 3:19 (Moon into Leo)

Friday, July 5 at 6:24 through Saturday, July 6 at 4:25 (Moon into Virgo)

Sunday, July 7 at 16:50 through Monday, July 8 at 6:07 (Moon into Libra)

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

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

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

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