“Oh if you really love me, won’t you tell me? Then I won’t have to be playin’ around!”
Friday night the Moon in early Virgo sextiles Saturn and trines Pluto. This is a great, measured mood. It’s the end of a tough week for many and offers the opportunity to slow down and ground, collect yourself and go deep before moving forward. The Moon also opposes Neptune. Before heading into the weekend, you have the opportunity to ground and organize, go deep and transform that energy into something practical and usable: tune up your mood.
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“It isn’t normal to know what we want. It is a rare and difficult psychological achievement.”
― Abraham Harold Maslow
Thursday morning the Moon in Leo starts out in a waning trine with Uranus in Aries: much fire in the belly. This is going to sound really airy-fairy, but it’s a good idea to eat a protein-filled breakfast or whatever keeps you full and satisfied on a day like this. With Sun-Jupiter and Mars in Gemini (quick) and Uranus to your touchy-feely center, a feeling of emptiness in the belly can lead to anxiety and nervous dispirit. Seriously, I know how that sounds, but let’s be real: What you put in your body matters, even when you wish it didn’t.
Continue reading Astrology Today: June 13, 2013 – Fan The Flames
“Son, you’ve got a panty on your head.”
Wednesday morning the Moon in early Leo makes a trippy trapezoid with Mars, Saturn, and Neptune. I just made that up. There’s no such thing as a trippy trapezoid, but maybe there should be. Mars and the Moon sextile in air and fire. Saturn and Neptune trine in water, and the two parallel aspects square: a trapezoid. The Pluto-Venus opposition splits this down the middle like the spine of a rocket.
Continue reading Astrology Today: June 12, 2013 – Heroic
“Whatever you do will be insignificant, but it is very important that you do it.”
― Mahatma Gandhi
Tuesday the Moon in Cancer makes no major aspects before leaving the sign, creating a bit of an internal, sentimental mood. This is paired with the continuing condition from the day before of the cardinal t-square of Pluto, Uranus, and Venus-Mercury which makes for a bit of a hard-edged day. You have the soft, touchy feelies and an aesthetic that is at once powerful and disturbing. It has the extra, added bonus feature of stimulating communications that can come out of the blue and go deep.
Continue reading Astrology Today: June 11, 2013 – Move Your Body
“I enjoy writing, I enjoy my house, my family and, more than anything I enjoy the feeling of seeing each day used to the full to actually produce something. The end.”
― Michael Palin
Early Monday the Cancer Moon conjuncts Venus, opposes Pluto, and squares Uranus, a t-square. The Moon and Venus together in Cancer signal and agreement of need and preference and the mood is very roots and home-in-the-heart centered. The t-square complicates this and creates challenge. The mood and the general aesthetic of the day exacerbate the irritation of the Pluto-Uranus square. Issues that have been arising over the past year or so can flare up and come to the forefront, particularly those having to do with money, love, and family.
Continue reading Astrology Today: June 10, 2013 – Satisfaction
“We’ve come too far to give up who we are, so let’s raise the bar and our cups to the stars:
We’re up all night ’til the sun
We’re up all night to get some
We’re up all night for good fun
We’re up all night to get lucky”
This weekend is a fab-fresh new moon in Gemini as well as a grand trine in water and a cardinal t-square. Mars in Gemini squares Neptune and quincunxes Saturn; well-informed, quick but sustained action can overcome illusion and shift reality. With Pallas Athena conjunct Mars, this can be a real game-changer for ingrained patterns.
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“Years ago, my mother used to say to me, she’d say “In this world, Elwood, you can be oh so so smart, or oh so pleasant.” Well, for years I was smart… I recommend pleasant. You may quote me. ”
–Elwood P. Dowd, “Harvey”
Thursday morning the Moon in late Taurus makes no major aspects before it leaves the sign, so it’s kind of hanging out their on its own. Expect a line up at the DQ. Its sign ruler, Venus, however, makes just the best set of aspects ever in a grand trine with Neptune and Saturn in water signs and a semi-sextile to Mars. It’s dreamy but realistic and with reasonable, added go-getterness.
Continue reading Astrology Today: June 6, 2013 – Kind Words
“True love is the best thing in the world, except for cough drops.”
― William Goldman, The Princess Bride
Wednesday morning the Moon in Taurus trines Pluto in Capricorn. The Taurus Moon is Venus ruled and the easy link to Pluto brings depth and desire. It’s a slow burn raaaawwwrrr. As always with a Venus/Moon Pluto signature, this can bring up loves you thought were long dead. It can also bring taboo desires. This can also be obsessive love, a need to press your desire. In trine and with Venus trining Neptune as well (pining, divine love), this can be a day of high romance and earthy passion.
Continue reading Astrology Today: June 5, 2013 – Desire
“As long as I have a want, I have a reason for living. Satisfaction is death. ”
― George Bernard Shaw, Overruled
Tuesday morning is a GREAT waking mood! Early risers have Moon in Aries sextiling Jupiter (upbeat!), late risers get Aries Moon sextiling Venus (preeeetttttyyyy…), and REAAALLY late risers get Taurus Moon sextiling Venus with Mars on their midpoint (mmmm sex and bacon). By midday though everyone gets the Taurus Moon as the top of a kite formed with the grand trine in water.
Continue reading Astrology Today: June 4, 2013 – Self Love
“Our own physical body possesses a wisdom which we who inhabit the body lack.”
Monday morning the Gemini Sun quincunxes Pluto. The Aries Moon sextiles the Sun and squares Pluto, but is moving away from these aspects and into a temporary lull. So the general tenor of the day holds a connection to power and depth. The mood is independent and action-oriented and loath to hang onto the morning’s darkness. With Mars over the border in Gemini, this favors some quick-stepping and snappy action, in good stead with that Mars-ruled Moon.
Continue reading Astrology Today: June 3, 2013 – Get Crackin’
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