Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Full Moon in Capricorn: The reality check

June's Capricorn full moon falls just after midnight (EDT), June 27-28, at 6 degrees of Capricorn and it is tightly conjunct Saturn.

Moon-Saturn deals with the reality of situations, not what you would wish them or hope them to be. For many this can be a dose of reality and Saturn can represent discouragement and endings of many types especially if this aspects your personal chart, or something else does at the same time. Sometimes a reality check can be a needed thing, and help us to move forward.

Moon-Saturn can deal with women, especially older women. Mother's or those connected to the past.

Saturn deals with boundaries, setting boundaries and being given boundaries by others. It also deals with work, responsibilities, burdens and issues you would rather not deal with. In some cases, certain things or even relationships may come to an end.

Saturn-Moon transits can seem like you have hit rock bottom at times, or you are at the end of the emotional road, but this will soon pass.

The Sun opposes Saturn the day before, and this will add to the Saturn like emotional austerity of this moon, and may bring about events connected to this full moon.

This is a heavy transit that will lower energy, and can seem dour, restrictive and flat. There can be an overload of responsibilities and obligations and things may not move forward. It is typically a negative day in the world. Take care not to get too negative. These are good days to clear your desk, plan, take care of responsibilities and wait for the light of dawn, so to speak. At best, certain things may come together, especially in business you may have been working on. You could be dealing with land, property, buildings, mines or earth related matters.

Many things could seem to stall, go haywire, or even backward as Mars stations retrograde on June 26, and we can prepare to retrace some of our previous steps this summer.

In the (US) we could see issues connected to money, the stock market, banks, financial markets, immigrants, courts, opponents of the US and foreign affairs. This Moon sets off the Saturn opposition to Jupiter in the US natal chart. The stock market had its worst single day drop in history when Saturn opposed Jupiter in the US natal chart in February, 2018. The US market dropped 420 points June 19, and could drop further.

You will be affected to a greater degree if you have planets in your personal chart at 7-9 degrees of Cardinal signs: Aries, Libra, Cancer, or Capricorn.

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Mercury opposes Pluto: Drama, obsessions, change

Mercury opposes Pluto and this transit is exact in the early hours of June 23, so the energy will be felt before it becomes exact.

This may make for a rough end of the week as this transit is obsessive, argumentative, overly intense and prone to revealing information you may not have previously known. Last week Mercury opposed Saturn at 6 degrees of Capricorn-Cancer, and this was heavy for many. We also saw much information revealed about immigrant children being taken away from their parents at the US border. We may see further information this week, and this will be an angry transit in the world.

Pluto is the bully, and this transit can bring them (bullies) out, or someone may try to convince you of something. A cool, calm and peaceful attitude will get you through the day better than the alternative. Or you could encounter other stressed out and argumentative people in your immediate environment.

Sometimes this transit can cause us to focus on a situation to such an extent it is hard to let go of the thought pattern. If you push someone's buttons they will likely push back. This may be a good quote for the day to remember: "Be Kind; Everyone You Meet is Fighting a Hard Battle."

Mercury typically involves relatives, younger people, children, communication of all kinds, vehicles and automobiles, sometimes pets. This is a day to be cautious driving or traveling, as accidents can occur.

At best some kind of change can occur, as Pluto always presents this possibility, but it would not be without great effort.

You will be impacted in a greater way if you have Cardinal planets-Aries, Libra, Cancer or Capricorn at 19-21 degrees in your personal chart.

Monday, June 18, 2018

Summer solstice arrives: Let the fireworks begin

We have several rough transits this week and the first one is Venus opposing Mars. This transit becomes exact June 21, the day of the Summer solstice.
First of all, the Sun enters Cancer at 0 degrees at 6:07 AM, EST, June 21 and happy days are here again, summer has arrived! The 0 degree of each 
Cardinal sign is significant as it signals change, especially changes in the seasons/weather. For example, Aries point=Spring, Cancer=Summer, Libra=fall and Capricorn=winter.

But, on the same day, Venus opposes Mars at 8 degrees of Leo/Aquarius.  This related to trouble between the sexes, jealousy, vying for attention and in some cases bad behavior.

Other issues can include jealousy and suspicion, mistrust and issues about sex. Incompatibility of all types, and arguments can occur under this transit and in extreme cases a breakup can occur if something else significant is occurring in your personal chart.

You could become interested in someone with this transit, but it could be in a highly sexual way as opposed to friendship and romantic love. Make sure the foundation is there, before jumping to conclusions. A physical attraction does not guarantee a love relationship.

Alternatively, this transit could manifest as a financial issue as Venus rules love, money, and our social lives as well.

It is always interesting to see these transits play out in the world, and when this transit occurred in 2016, it was ruled by the courts that Bill Cosby will stand trial for sexual abuse. We could see other types of issues like this surface, and issues between men and women can be prominent in the news. There can also be a focus on financial matters.

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Mercury opposes Saturn: Impasses and Delays

Mercury opposes Saturn Friday, June 15, at 6 degrees of Cancer-Capricorn.

If you have Cardinal planets at 5-7 degrees (Cancer, Capricorn, Aries, Libra) this can have a more significant affect on you, personally. If so, this could bring negative news, or communication is some form as it would involve Mercury (communication) and Saturn (limitations/restrictions).

This is a dour, and low energy transit that tends toward tiredness, negative speech and communication and thinking. Responsibilities and work will have to come first.

You may notice communication difficulties or those you deal with or projecting a negative attitude. Worst case scenario, some situations may end or communication reaches an impasse. Best case scenario is that you could resolve or communicate a serious matter without becoming emotionally involved.

The way to deal with this energy is to be aware of conditions and not force situations that could reach the breaking point, but rather wait for a better, more positive day. 

Be careful driving, as sometimes Mercury can relate to a vehicle or travel. Pets and children could also be of concern to some. This is not the best day to plan a party or social gathering but the energy will soon pass.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

New Moon in Gemini: An emotional tsunami is possible

This month's New Moon falls at 23 degrees of Gemini on June 13 at 2:43 EST, and this moon is considered a Supermoon.

Supermoon is, a phrase coined years ago by astrologer Richard Nolle that describes a new or full moon at or near its closest approach to Earth in a given orbit. The Earth, Sun and Moon are all in a line with the Moon in its nearest approach to the earth.

Nolle explaines further, "SuperMoons are noteworthy for their close association with extreme tidal forces working in what astrologers of old used to call the sublunary world: the atmosphere, crust and oceans of our home planet - including ourselves, of course. From extreme coastal tides to severe storms to powerful earthquakes and volcanic eruptions, the entire natural world surges and spasms under the sway of the SuperMoon alignment - within three days either way of the exact syzygy, as a general rule. SuperMoon solar eclipses tend to have a wider sphere of impact, extending roughly a week before and after the actual event."

The energy of a Supermoon typically increases the energies you feel and respond to-for better or worse.

This moon is in Gemini which rules the third house of communication, immediate family members, and neighbors. 

Communication, and how we communicate or think will be the theme of this moon. We could experience some type of communication or emotional outburst from ourselves or others.

The ruler of Gemini is Mercury and Mercury is in emotional Cancer. This means communication  is more emotional than intellectual and fact oriented. People in our lives and the world may try and appeal to our emotional nature rather than representing what is factual.

This Moon is square Neptune, as the Sun and Mercury did last week. Neptune is the planet of illusion, delusion and confusion or lies, and this creates for confusing and unclear circumstances and a mental type of fog.

Situations, even people in your life may be unclear or seem deceptive at this time, and circumstances may seem tiring, or we could experience energy low.

Where Gemini is strong there will be a duality. Gemini is represented by the twins-the dark and the light. With Gemini where there is a light, side there is also a subtle dark side as well. Gemini is a mental sign and rules talk, speech and communication and the intellect all of which may not be in top form due to the Moon's square to Neptune

This can be positive energy for metaphysics, readings, or creative or spiritual, higher-minded endeavors. Now is the time to reach for new ideas and different solutions, but make sure things are as they appear.

We could see weather conditions involving water or earth related circumstances.

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Summer 2018: a time of reflection

Between June 26 and July 10th, five planets will be retrograde. This includes, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Neptune and Pluto. On August 7, Uranus and Mercury are retrograde, making it six retrograde planets, and Chiron is also retrograde. (Chiron an asteroid-'the wounded healer.'). We have not seen this many retrograde planets since May, 2016.

This means summer is not the best time for launching new activities or starting new projects. What we can expect is to be going back over things started in the past, making corrections, making changes, re-vamping and redoing. In some cases people may decide something isn't right, or to their liking, or it may just seem like paddling upstream to start something new.

Either way, starting businesses, jobs, even new relationships on a retrograde Mars is not a good idea because when Mars turns direct and moves forward things may change or not turn out as planned.

Retrogrades are a part of the natural cycle and this should not be viewed as a negative. Sometimes we have to live in the moment, rather than the past or future, and this will be the time to stop and smell the roses, so to speak. And dip your toes into the ocean and just enjoy the summer. After all, we can blink and things will change once again.

Here is how the retrograde cycle works for summer:
June 26, Mars retrogrades
June 26-July 10, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn and Pluto retrograde
July 10, Jupiter turns direct
July 26, Mercury retrogrades
August 7, Uranus retrogrades
August 19, Mercury turns direct
August 27, Mars turns direct
September 6, Saturn turns direct

Monday, June 4, 2018

Venus opposes Pluto: Intense, obsessive encounters

Venus opposes Pluto and this transit is exact June 5, at 20 degrees of Cancer-Capricorn. We will feel this energy before and after the transit is exact.

This transit can relate to deep seated obsessiveness and issues in relationships. Pluto rules that which is dark, hidden, or in the shadows. This can bring issues out in the open, or at best affect change. Pluto either destroys or transforms.

Issues may surface that involve physical or emotional abuse, control, abuse of power, sex, and what some could call skeletons in the closet.
Memories about those on the past or actual contacts could come up. Some relationships will end with this transit, but they would be tottering on the edge or already dead for all practical purposes.
You might make a decision as to whether a relationship is or isn't fulfilling your needs. This aspect demands we delve deeply into our associations with others and some may make a decision to end a relationship.

Venus-Pluto transits are indicative of obsessiveness, and heavy thinking and this will affect you to a greater degree if you have planets in Aries, Cancer, Capricorn or Libra at 19-21 degrees. For some, events will be large if this aspects your personal planets.

Issues can also emerge around other relationships that are non-romantic, and Venus also rules values and money. Situations can involve issues connected to Cancer or Capricorn such as women, family issues, issues in business, responsibilities, age and aging, death and dying, or work issues that involve control.

As Mercury is conjunct the Sun in Gemini, some people may take a harsh and willful stand or tone, and speak without thinking of the consequences.