An astrological analysis of the week to help you make the most of the moment.
(I now publish this on Medium.com, from now on this page will link to that one- Please subscribe there to receive weekly updates: thank you for reading.) We have a planetary traffic jam this week. A few planets conjunct on one side of the zodiac oppose a few conjunct on the other, and the Moon dances over that pattern; this creates a series of aspects that can either neutralize each other or magnify the difficulties, depending upon what energies we tune into and how we respond. Free will and grace always co-create with the planetary patterns. We could easily feel overwhelmed or called to protect something important, like our relationship, our country, or our ecosystem. We could as easily move into protective mode about something much less important, nor nothing at all, just because we’re feeling edgy. Visualize a brilliant and vigilant claws-snapping crab, and know we could all channel… Read More
Enjoy moments of beauty, streaks of loveliness like a raven’s flight at sunset or violet blossom in the undergrowth; as the Sun in Gemini opposes Jupiter this weekend it brings an ephemeral sense of joy and humor. Liberating moments that can ease our souls and smooth our interactions. We’ll need these moments for resilience, because underneath this lush late spring bounty growls a more substantial conversation. A growing Mercury – Mars conjunction imbues us with the power to be decisive, we just have to make sure we make good decisions and not knee-jerk reactions. Both Mars and Mercury are presently out of bounds, that is beyond (north of) the usual path of the sun. When planets go beyond the yearly path of the sun, what they symbolize seem to let go of normal constraints and take on a wildcard quality, for better or worse. As an example, D. Trump has… Read More
Pollen floats in, hummingbirds and stray thoughts buzz by with Sun and Mercury both in nervy and verbal Gemini as the weekend begins. As Mercury in Gemini pulls away from an opposition to Jupiter and a trine to Neptune, it loans us an ability to multitask like crazy, but we may have trouble concentrating on one task at a time. While this helps us juggle last-minute end-of term busyness, it can make it a task to finish that final paper. But people are listening and enjoying the repartee, so keep the conversation flowing with tweets, posts, emails and quick comebacks. Venus plays a strong role this week. Venus is strong in her own sign of Taurus, and this week as she forms a trine to Saturn, Pluto, and the South node, she spotlights women’s voices, votes, and strength throughout the news. A chance for the Venus within every man and… Read More
We can be efficient today, Friday, and again next week, but this weekend is one to take off. Relax, put the hammock up, turn into a puddle, visit an art fair, wade through the allergies, adjust, emote and process under first a sociable Aquarius Moon through Saturday, then a sensitive Pisces Moon on Sunday and Monday. All while mental Mercury approaches a square to dreamy, confusing Neptune, an aspect that helps us daydream, but can send mixed signals and confusing press releases, an aspect which will be exact on Wednesday. It’s a good week to talk it all out with the Sun and Mercury now in in mutable and voluble Gemini. We can multitask like crazy but may have trouble holding our attention steadily. When we can remember what we came into the room for, we can find it, along with ten other things. Our thoughts may wander; if we… Read More
This week could bring solid progress on practical work as Mercury and the Sun trine Saturn and Pluto in pragmatic earth signs. We can really get places. Ambitions of all kinds are furthered, which can be great for our personal projects, but problematic with people or countries whose ambition it is to suppress and oppress. This competent focus begins to disperse towards the end of the week as the Sun and Mercury leave Taurus and enter versatile and verbose Gemini. So, let’s make pragmatic progress now, work towards the world we believe in now, and talk about it all later on. That work can help keep us level with this weekend’s potential emotional roller coasters. Our emotional hearts could be distractingly volatile as Venus conjuncts restless Uranus in Taurus under an intense full Scorpio Moon over the weekend. On one side, this could bring a lusty and flirtatious energy, but… Read More
What we plant this week will grows deep roots, whether it’s seedlings, a spring fling, grudge or political machinations as the Moon waxes towards full under an earthy Taurus Sun. Mercury, also in grounded Taurus, helps our nervous system stay stable but we can dig in our heels with profound stubbornness. This natural stability is underlined by a pragmatic, on-target Sun– Saturn trine on Saturday, followed by a thoughtful Sun-Pluto trine on Monday: both aspects can help us stay on our game, deal with real issues and keep our priorities clear. These Solar aspects also shine a light on the core of our personal work and the challenges of our country as the Sun activates an ongoing, year-long, power-challenging Saturn-Pluto conjunction in Capricorn. This grounded earthy Taurus energy helps us deal with brave, outgoing, but occasionally emotionally discontent energy resonating from Venus in feisty Aries and Mars in versatile, communicative… Read More