An astrological analysis of the week to help you make the most of the moment.
This week blends summer high notes with tough and transformative undertones. The Sun and Venus Gemini buzz brings laughter over iced tea in the backyard and stirs some lovely opportunities to network and connect. As Mercury has just entered more introspective Cancer it’s a great time to become our own history channel, collect stories about family or homeland, write our biography or tell tall tales. Funny and pointed humor is an effective and entertaining goad, just watch the comedians rip this week. We can use it to move people along but we don’t have to be mean about it. But underneath the summer’s bubbliness and relaxed persona we can feel the rumor of real challenge coming up this month as first Mercury, then the Sun and Venus, enter the sign of Cancer and complete a grand square with Uranus, Pluto and Saturn. Now Saturn, Uranus and Pluto have been square-dancing… Read More
This week the information flows but not all of the words are true. We may finally hear news we’ve been waiting for, or find that others just need to gossip and process with the Sun, Mercury and Venus in Gemini. News sources may spend more time on twitter indiscretions than on world dynamics, our friends may need to gossip and chatter, we can appreciate the bonding quality of light conversation but not let it make us shallow. With this burbling fount of words we can make summer friends easily and travel through foreign lands with panache, but can feel inundated by the bits of information and nervous buzz that swirl around us like sand on a beach. This Gemini buzz begs an important question, is it more valuable to amass facts, or to understand as a whole being? We can let our minds sift and ponder while swinging in a… Read More
Just for a few days, it’s time to step inwards and take care of some personal business; come home, do some family karma slogging and remember our roots, whether that family is four-footed, chosen, or biological under a watery Cancer Moon and with Venus and Mars in comfort-seeking Taurus. Maybe we do some chores around the house and garden and make life cozier for the summer. Or connect with and cozy up the neighborhood, however we define that. If our doubts and concerns rumble, they need both attention and to be seen for what they are, worries, and not necessarily harbingers of the future. We want to get comfortable with Venus and Mars in Taurus, this urge will inspire some to action and others to just get lazy. We each may need a different medicine to feel better, so let’s cut some slack and not judge one another about the… Read More
This holiday weekend is melancholic and windy with good neighborliness and an occasionally funny moments and a tendency to trip over our own feet. Melancholia does waft through an otherwise spontaneous and fun Memorial Day weekend; we remember who is gone, what has been lost as the Sun quincunx Pluto, but can let this become a meditation in gratitude and a reminder to be more fully alive, as well as spur us to be helpful to one another. Memorial Day is the Gemini holiday, brining deep memories flecked with frivolous fun and a chance strengthen our non-work relationships. We need a break in this pivot point between seasons, although it feels important to remember people and moments of the past, our minds may need a break from hard work and concentration. Blathering is a Gemini way to process; it is mental unwinding not disrespect. Melancholia can be a reasonable response… Read More
What do we really want? What are we willing to work for, reach out of our comfort zone and seduce into being? Let’s talk about it as Venus and Mars in earthy, acquisitive Taurus trine Pluto while the Sun enters chatty Gemini. We probably don’t want the end of the world, which is good, because there’s no astrological sign the world will end this week on May 21 as some people have predicted. Recent astrological patterns can make big things feel bigger and more urgent, and smaller details seem more irrelevant; we can feel major changes rolling down the mighty rivers and into the morning news. Some people may exaggerate the circumstances to explain this underlying sense of urgency, but we already have plenty of emergencies to deal with and soul homework to get done right here and now, no extra trigger needed. The mood does lighten up and get… Read More
By the end of this week we can begin to slow down and enjoy the season, maybe catch a dose of spring fever. The mood will really shift as Mercury and Venus leave sparky, emergency-prone Aries and join Mars in earthy Taurus on Sunday night. All three run together as a pack this week, still close to Jupiter in late Aries. We can see them in the eastern sky just before sunrise; they are a glorious sight and well worth a bit of sleepiness to see their glorious line up and let their strength pour into our hearts. But before we can rest we have a sparky weekend to get through and a fertile but fervent Scorpio Full Moon earlier in the week to weather. Jupiter and Uranus will still be in Aries for a while, so it’s not as if life gets boring anytime soon; our world stays in… Read More