An astrological analysis of the week to help you make the most of the moment.
Dream big this week, stare at those clouds in the summer sky. We can let our intuition see shapes and forms that give us hints about the future. And then, by the end of the week work on plans to make it so. Two grand trines add an extra dynamism this week; a dreamy Sun – Neptune – Jupiter triangle in sensitive water signs helps us imagine the bigger picture, and an earthy grand trine as Venus enters Virgo late in the week, trines Uranus and hard-working Saturn helps us make pragmatic changes. We may be feeling unusually sensitive or easily overwhelmed and need to build up our resilience with every good moment so we can stay in there and manifest. We just have to watch out for a tendency to passivity, and get stuck in our dreams, or discouragement, which can be the first effects of these aspects. The… Read More
Starcodes June 29 2018 Heather Roan Robbins Summer days heat up as we celebrate our country’s solar return this week. The Sun moves into a grand trine with Jupiter and Neptune this week and helps us laze by the pool or relax with family. But when were not in such a relaxed or creative place, we may need to wrestle with Neptune. And that is going to take some creativity. Each planet is a symbol of a wide spectrum. The cure for the negative expression of a planet always engages the positive aspect of that same planet. Jupiter expands whatever it touches, and as it trines Neptune (exact Dec 2,2017, May 25, and August 19 2018), we’re working through an expanded archetype of Neptune. On a bad day this aspect can bring floods, a certain passivity, a feeling of either hopelessness or overwhelm. Archetypes of martyrdom. A desperate need to… Read More
(all times MDT) Astrological aspects are often reflected by news headline which gives us a current myth to work on and a metaphor to remind us of our personal work. The recent headline grabbing conflagration between our government and immigrant families in the name of holding a healthy border is a painful illustration of the present astrological issues. An ongoing Jupiter-Neptune trine points out (and asks us to liberate) wherever our boundaries feel leaky, and wherever people are truly victimized. Mercury opposes Pluto this weekend and brings our mind to loss, loss of information, loss of people, how we handle depression, and who is in control of communication. The Sun is now in domestic, maternal Cancer, and this Wednesday the Moon will oppose the sun (a full moon) in paternal Capricorn, conjunct serious, restrictive Saturn, which may bring to a head this terrible debate around the American treatment of immigrant… Read More
The days are long, nights are short on this last week of spring. Venus in extroverted Leo brings us out of our shell to appreciate the abundance of both the natural world and creative human spirits while Mars in Aquarius encourages our community spirit and philosophical perspective. Enjoy pontificating over the picnic table while planting new seeds for future social and political action. This Venus and Mars are opposite each other this week which adds a touch of emotional drama to our stories. We could feel tension between a leonine desire to personally shine and be cherished, versus an Aquarian desire to do what needs to be done. Or a clash between the voice of one ego versus the needs of many. Both Venus and Mars, the emotional planets, are now in stubborn fixed signs, so while our minds may be open, stubbornness is abundant and our opinions strengthen. This… Read More
(all times MDT) Feel the Gemini buzz in the air, our summer plans are beginning to cook, were making adjustments, saying goodbyes and hello. Conferences held, meetings of all types can get the word out or wrangle over difficult points as the Sun and Mercury in Gemini infuse a talkative, nervy energy though they form an uncomfortable quincunx with Pluto. To use this energy well we need to stay on point, remember what we’re doing and not get easily distracted. side-step power plays, or hooks to one’s solar plexus chakra, and really get down to the logistics at hand. But this may be tricky, we may have to process or cleanup recent troubles. Last week’s emotionally volatile grand trine in water signs bisected by a Venus- Pluto opposition, along yesterday’s reality-skewing and misunderstanding-producing Sun and Mercury square Neptune, which can leave people feeling flooded or overwhelmed, along with Mars conjunct… Read More
We can get all the feels this week. Affectionate, creative Venus moves into a grand trine with generous Jupiter, and intuitive Neptune in sympathetic water signs and creates an emotional high-tide. Like an arrow being shot out of a bow, this grand trine is bisected by an opposition from Venus to Pluto, which leaves Venus holding the focus point. Love needs to be at the heart of everything. An ongoing Jupiter-Neptune trine brings the potential for sparkling magic when we tap into its warmth, but it can also leave us easily swamped by our feelings. Jupiter brings abundance, or excess, to whatever it touches, and as it touches Neptune can bring a lot of water, both symbolically (intuition, imagination, mental fog, sensitivity, longing for escape, connected to the collective unconscious) and pragmatically (water, liquids, things that flow). On top of this the Sun forms a challenging square to Neptune towards… Read More