On this last day of May, the Aries Moon connects with a series of aspects that are sure to energize our schedule. A lunar sextile to Venus mid morning is playful and flirtatious, followed by a sextile to the Sun in Gemini at 2:11 PM that invites us to be bold. Seize opportunities to utilize new resources. This is great energy for enrolling people to support a project.
The Aries Moon harmonizes with Neptune and then Saturn in the later afternoon and evening, encouraging our creativity and inspirational vision to align with a practical application.
After 7:30 PM, we may need to adjust our pace and slow down a bit.
Tonight and tomorrow, Pluto forms a steppingstone-square with Ceres… it can play out in many ways. The lower octave of this connection can activate intense feelings, power struggles, grief, depression and even rage. It’s important to get in touch with our emotional body (not stuff and deny), understanding we all have a need to be nurtured and the lack of it distorts and skews our inner landscape.
There may also be a focus on the environment and how a massive imbalance and misuse of power has resulting in a contamination of our food, air and water supply. It’s becoming increasingly clear that movements like grow and eat local, are totally working.
The higher octave of this connection is about uncovering and transforming the old ways that no longer work, when it comes to taking care of this Earth and each other. It’s about the need to discover how to nourish and nurture our planet and people with sustainable systems that respect life. It’s about stepping up to the task personally and collectively.
In keeping with tradition, it’s a very wet Memorial Day here in Austin, Texas and many are reflecting on the cost of freedom and the purpose of service. The Pisces Moon is conjoining Chiron and a sense of vulnerability is in the air as old wounds can resurface for more acceptance and healing.
If we can detach from historical interpretations and meanings that have repeatedly written our story in stone… then we can feel the purpose of it all from a higher active perspective. This enables us to do a compassionate rewrite… a new healthier version. Eventually the story will haven no charge and there will be no point in telling it. That is emotional freedom!
Mercury trines Pluto for the 3rd and final time and brings some harmonic understanding to something that began back in April. It’s a healing and transformational day, where the Universe has you back when it comes to communications, strategies and connections. We are beginning to move forward from a brand new place, where our mental processes are now more refined and empowered.
Watch your thoughts... watch your words... choose consciously and with Love.
The Moon is Void for two hours starting at 6:11 PM and ending with a leap into Aries at 8:10 PM. We get fire up late and going to bed early will not be appealing. Let your new ideas bubble up and perhaps - write them down.
It’s a Pisces kind of day. Dreaming, imagination, intuition and sensitivity are bobbing on the surface of our experience, with water everywhere. We have a Pisces Moon that carries the emotional energies until 8 PM tomorrow night, when the Moon blasts off into Aries and the energy changes considerably.
The last quarter lunar square to the Sun, colors our Sunday morning time, with a need to wind things up - in a smooth way. Pisces, being the last sign - encompasses the whole of all the parts and we can feel the need to have our connections (Gemini Sun) compassionately fit together in a more holistic picture. This steppingstone morning provides a platform to move forward with that.
If you try to push through and ignore your feelings or anothers… victimhood and other lower frequency reactions can rear up. Allow it to unfold and no pushing for best results and enjoyment.
The Moon conjoins Neptune at 1:13 PM. Here, the Moon is happy to join with Neptune, her ruler. This is creative, feminine, artistic and spiritual energy. it’s not ripe for getting a to-do list accomplished. It’s great for letting go and tuning into Oneness. Intuitive download will be flowing.
Late afternoon, the Moon lights up the bigger picture t-square involving Neptune, Jupiter and Saturn that lasts until the end of June.
Saturn is about connecting to our own inner authority and structuring a reality from that. Neptune permeates and dissolves into the whole, and Jupiter brings wisdom and expands what Saturn and Neptune are revealing.
What structures in your life are working and which ones are crumbling?
Look for where the support is… if it’s strong, then it’s in alignment with who you have grown to be. If it’s dissolving away, consider actively releasing what you have outgrown, or at least a compete restructuring that will bring new stability from the ground up.
This is a relatively quiet day astrologically, with the Aquarius Moon having sextile Uranus at 3:36 AM, the mental body was activated and dreams could be surprising and informative… if you slept, I didn’t:)
We have no other activity until 3:19 PM, when the Moon forms a steppingstone-square to retrograde Mars (now in Scorpio again) and then goes Void for just about an hour. Navigate the afternoon with a dose of heightened awareness of reactions… something gets stirred up for someone. It’s a good time to remember emotions are tickets to take us places and we want to be conscious of how they lead us along. We can feel them, but not get lost in the process.
The Moon enters Pisces at 4:06 PM and intuition and interests in artistic projects and music become more prominent. The shift from thinking (airy Aquarius) to feeling (watery Pisces) invites us to dream more and analyze less. It’s a good evening to see a movie, a play or go hear live-music. Take it easy tonight and relax.
The Aquarius Moon harmonizes with Saturn in the morning and challenges Mercury after lunchtime. Discover supportive resources early in the day and send out important communications. Use the afternoon for observing your inner talk, see where it needs to be improved upon with more personal, loving dialogue. Communications and transportation may get a bit snarled around 1:45 PM, so try not to rush or push. Being right is not always the most important thing to focus on.
Retrograde Mars leaves the fires of Sagittarius and slips back into Scorpio today, taking us deep into psychological caverns where we’ll be reviewing the way in which we handle anger, self-defense, self-motivation and sexual relationships. Mars will turn direct at 23 degrees Scorpio on June 29th, so we have a bit of time for this cauldron to bubble. To be more detailed… another 10 weeks of Mars in Scorpio, much like January and February at the beginning this year. Where ever you have Scorpio in your birth chart is where things will be stirred up for greater insights, illumination and transformation.
Would say this is not a time for big risk taking, instead its a time to examine our motivations and to uncover our deepest desires and passions. Mars will finish his Scorpio ride on August 2nd, when Mars re-enters Sagittarius. It’s a time to get very truthful with what turns you on and what turns you off. Part of what we are learning is how to be honest and still be loving and kind.
Mars rules the physical body and we can discover new information concerning our motivation to move and our relationship to this physical world. If you have been dancing with some symptoms (as I have), it looks like it could all begin to ease up when he turns direct on June 29th.
With Neptune in Pisces and Mars in Scorpio (both water signs), I have a feeling we will continue to see lots of wet weather...
We are completing and unraveling and releasing many spirals and threads of our life tapestry. We are almost half way through this 2016 year ( 2+0+1+6= 9) a 9 Universal Year that is about endings and completions. We continue to clear out the old debris, so that energy can flow unencumbered, for in 2017 ( which is a 1), we will start a brand new nine year cycle. This is the year of the Fire Monkey as well… curiosity to learn and play in new ways, adds to a willingness to try new approaches and techniques. Monkey is unpredictable and tends to get ungrounded, while swinging from one thing to the next, another reason for grounding and connecting to nature to help us find our path.
The Moon enters Aquarius at 9:27 AM and emotions level out, as our need to peer into our future - comes front and center. Aquarius (in cosmic astrology) represents our capacity to embrace a true Self-Love that is based on our oneness and connection to All. How could we not be worthy of Love… when we are that? See how good it feels to recognize your true divine nature within and then…. let it shine out into the world.
Jupiter and Saturn complete a life-changing stepping stone-square today. The first two were August 3rd 2015 and March 23rd 2016 - the day of the lunar Eclipse in Libra.
It’s big wheels turning in our society and social world and how we fit into it all.
Think back to when this started (August 2015) and see how much has changed on your journey! We tried many different strategies and some worked… some did not.
Now that this process of expansion and contraction has completed with the Jupiter/Saturn square, we come to a place of accepting what has to go, while we step forward with what is going to work. we can make steady progress as long as we are willing to be totally truthful with ourselves. This process has helped us to uncover where we may have been in denial. Optimism has been tamed with a dose of reality. Sadness can be replaces with relief as we maturely, face some facts and get on with what we know is important.
We may have tried out several strategies; some worked; some did not. Now we come to a time of accepting what is not working and moving forward with a more realistic plan. It's a time of growing up, facing the facts, and making mature choices based on experience. This is not a time of sadness but rather a time of relief and satisfaction, as we can begin to move forward with our best strategies and allies.
“Live and let live” and get on with what works best for your highest good and allow others to do the same.
It’s an interesting day, one where we accomplish much, but also we may need to reset our selves frequently… re-centering towards positive progress.
The Capricorn Moon joins Pluto at 9:21 AM, bringing a no-nonsense approach to the start of this day. There is power in this connection and intense interactions can fortify our determination to make a decision. We are more interested in logical perspectives and solid alliances. Sitting on the fence will not fly.
Venus and Juno are rubbing each other in an uncomfortable way today. Venus in Gemini is playful, flirtatious and toys with freedom to satisfy curiosity. Juno in Scorpio can go to obsessing, controlling and possessive tendencies… in the pursuit of passionate connection.
This polarized energy can reverberate in all kinds of partnerships and relationships today - both business and personal. This dance asks for adjustments to be made and compromises to be considered. The higher road will take a commitment to a level of integrity, where nothing underhanded or manipulative can be allowed.
The Moon goes Void from 8:12 PM to 9:27 AM Thursday morning. The Void begins with a steppingstone-square from the Moon to Uranus and surprising, sudden reactions are possible. Inside this Void, Venus and Pluto are in a semi-square dance (at 10:41 PM) that may stir up power struggles around desire.
I suggest going to bed early to read - lol. Or at least be aware some folks could be on edge and even pushy as they try to get needs met. IF there is a choice to make, You don’t have to decide tonight.
The Moon is in Capricorn all day, so we could seem a bit more serious, driven and focused. Check in with your inner authority to see what personal truth is wanting your attention. We can get something accomplished today.
Venus leaves earthy Taurus and lifts off into Gemini today. So now, Venus is in Mercury’s home sign and Mercury (now in Taurus) is in Venus’ sign. This is called mutual reception and it indicates that the heart (Venus) and the mind (Mercury) are now in a position to communicate easily with each other… this is a good thing.
We will see connections, communications, gathering information and social gatherings increase in a big way and Mercury now moving direct, is part of that for sure.
Gemini loves to flirt and have fun and is very curious, so let this energy plug you back into some care-free vibe… this is going to help us lighten up :)
As our world paradigm shifts, being able to distinguish between the little will of Ego and the higher will of Universal Love becomes one of our greatest skills. Shifting to a reality where Love and Generosity is guiding humanity, will surely happen when we allow our brain-heart intuition to guide our choices. This mutual reception of heart and mind, is helping to tune us to do just that. Fear based thinking has run rampant and caused us to believe things that just are not true. Use this time to share ideas and brainstorm about how to improve your situation without judging it.
What a weekend, a powerful Full Moon and Mercury moving forward, sets this next week off with a boost. The Moon is still in adventurous Sagittarius and she trines awakening Uranus in Aries at 10:38 AM, sparking inspiration and drive to move forward with greater wisdom and courage.
As soon as the Moon and Uranus form this beneficial trine, a Void of Course Moon begins that will last until after midnight tonight. Voids are always opportunities to find some inner clarity by tuning inward. Listen for inspirational ideas and let optimism lead you through this day. There are always new ways to approach old patterns.
It looks as though today is giving us a bit of a break, as far as the cosmic weather goes. Tomorrow the Moon steps into Capricorn and Venus leaps into Gemini and bridges Mars.
So breathe… inspire someone and be ready to smile and laugh for the simplest of reasons.
I am writing this just as Mercury is stationing and he moves direct today beginning at 8:20 AM. Just before that the Sun and Mars formed a perfect bridge to light up our physical experience. My experience was some kind of food poisoning, so I spent the Full Moon and the Sun-Mars bridge curled up and clearing something out of my gut.
2016 has been a doozy of a year for clearing, but I refuse to complain… as I can feel how much I have been cleaned out, unwrapped, purged and made to see life in a new light. Many of us feel rung out by now and there is purpose to it… an it’s all about to shift again, so make sure you set down as much baggage as you can... why are you carrying it?
Mercury moving forward will begin to take the new shifts in our inner landscape and write them into our script of how and where we navigate in this world. Feelings of being stalled out will be replaced with constructive movement, that is inspired by our newly updated GPS system.
Imagine you awaken on a zodiac in the middle of the ocean and in 365 degrees of view, you can see no land. How do you choose which direction to go? What would arise in you emotionally and spiritual and what mind games would you dance with as you drifted along? What would really matter to you most? Well that’s kind of what this period has felt like! Inner reflection, taking stock of ones life, reassessing values, confronting faith, or the lack of it and the meaning of existence and what to do with it.
No small stuff!
When A planet stations to go direct, it sits at a very strong power point and accentuates themes connected to it.
We can access this energy shift today with gratitude for what has been revealed. Mercury will leave his shadow path (the once he crossed as he was retrograde) on June 8th and Eris and Uranus join together the very next day. This is why I believe we will all feel like life is very different by the second week of June. As always remain flexible and open and for today… let nature speak to your inner GPS as to where to go from here.
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