"We are born at a given moment, in a given place, and like vintage years of wine, we have the qualities of the year and the season of which we are born. Astrology does not lay claim to anything more." - Carl Gustav Jung

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Gemini New Moon

  Today's New Moon culminates at 5 degrees of the Mutable Air sign Gemini, at 3:44pm EST. The theme here is adaptability, communication, inquisitiveness and restlessness. Geminis can have a hard time making up their minds; like their counterpart Air sign Libra, they can see both sides of a situation. However, they tend to see ALL the possibilities and that can get confusing when having to make a choice!

   Ideas flow in and out of the mind under Geminis' influence, especially when the Sun and Moon are aligned. Make sure to write down the ones you like right away so they are not lost somewhere out there. Logic and reasoning will ensue if you spend some time doing research or asking a trusted confident for feedback. Make a New Moon wish list (written...) of all your ideas, a sort of punch list, to help focus on your goals for the month ahead.

   For the past month, Venus joined Uranus in the motivated and fiery first sign Aries. This has been good for new connections and new starts across the board, giving a breath of fresh air to our enthusiasm and jump starting entreprenurial endeavors. The caution here is not to exceed one's resources or get so excitable that the people you're appealing to, feel overwhelmed and just say no to your ideas. You may be at an incredible turning point, just make sure it heads you in the direction you want to actually move in.

   The chart for this New Moon shows an exact square between Venus in Aries and Pluto in Capricorn. The gentle attracting power of the Goddess of Love in the normally male-ruled first sign of the Zodiac, is challenging the more powerful forces of the status quo by coming up with some ideas of her own to put into action. If it's time for a breakthrough, this is a positive push forward. If you feel like you're beating your head against a brick wall, step back and wait until Venus moves into her more stable ruler-ship, Taurus on June 6th for a little over a month; she'll be able to stand her ground then.

   With Mercury having to slow down a bit while traversing Taurus until June 6th, when s/he moves into her own sign Gemini, this is the time to really get clear on your plans. Flesh them out and know what you want to say, step by step, point by point, so that you are ready to present your plan and rapidly put it into motion once Venus brings the resources to your door and Mercury brings the right environment to be heard.

   Meanwhile remember to listen and keep your head in the stars and your feet on the ground! You'll be just fine~


Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Full Moon in Scorpio

   Welcome to an intense Full Moon energy when the solar and lunar bodies join together tomorrow night at 21 degrees of Scorpio. With the Sun in the Fixed Earth sign of Taurus, opposing the Moon in Fixed Water - Scorpio, issues of desire, persistence, patience, reliability and purpose come to the forefront. Both signs can also be obstinate, self-centered and stubborn when pursuing their goals. The Full Moon increases these tendencies.
 Emotions run high, along with the tides, and secrets may be brought to the surface, revealing inner motives that may or may not be shared with partners. This is a very potent time for sharing and putting creative energy to work in business and personal partnerships. It can pay off handsomely when all parties are of similar intent. Otherwise, jealousies and insecurities can cause problems. If you are dealing with joint projects and such issues arise, exhibit as much patience as possible while trying to get to the bottom of things. Creativity and collaboration are the new necessary watchwords to keep at the forefront of your mind. In the instance of ones' values being compromised, it would behove you to remember what's really important for your sense of self-worth.

   Another factor in the Full Moon chart is the Moon's recent sextile to Pluto, the planetary co-ruler along with Mars, of Scorpio, and his role in this chart. Sextiles are aspects of opportunity that can bring harmony when acted on. The time frame for acting on this beneficial aspect would be today and tomorrow; taking a step to regain your initiative is what's important. You might say, it's time to do the hard thing in order to feel like you're stepping back into your power.

    Mars' placement in Gemini and importance in this chart, is seen as he aligns with giant Jupiter in Libra, forming a harmonious aspect that incorporates the element of Air. Communication and interaction are the key features of Air. Jupiter enhances any other planetary energy he comes into contact with and will make it larger than life. Not being careful with ones words, promising more than one can deliver, or overreacting to a perceived, or real, inequality are possible flare-ups under this alignment. Try not to let things get out of control, because it will be all too easy to do!

   Remember to keep your cool, observe and maintain your dignity and self-composure and to keep your head in the stars and your feet on the ground.