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Last week was full of ups and downs (and some lefts and rights too) -- just a very energetic week, with lots going on, lots being accomplished (maybe less so in the sleeping department ;-) This is definitely pointing to the Grand Cross in the mutable signs that I talked about in my last New Moon video.
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This week's headline items: Neptune comes to a halt on Monday afternoon; Venus changes signs from Gemini to Cancer on Friday afternoon; Mars starts to slow down (aka "station") on Saturday, as it's getting ready to go direct again; Chiron starts to station on Sunday, getting ready for its 5-month retrograde phase.
There will only be two Moon VoC phases this week: Wednesday very early morning (for a little over 6 hours), and Friday late morning (for almost 12 hours).
Monday (June 13th): the Moon remains in harmony-loving, balance-seeking Libraall day. It will journey there until Wednesday morning. The energy of the Libra Moon wants to maintain equal relationships: we thus tend to spend more time on diplomacy -- making compromises, negotiating, practicing graciousness, balancing, etc.
We can better set aside our emotions, to achieve the peace we desire; the shadow side of this is a tendency to avoid direct confrontations. We see both sides -- and may also fear loss of approval -- so we can't decide. As best as you can, find your inner balance with this... and communicate what needs to be said with grace and charm.
Monday late morning, a somewhat challenging Venus/Mars aspect becomes exact at 11:39am EDT. We started to feel this from Sunday on; itwill be strong until Tuesday. We feel uneasy about something, sort of awkward; we need to make a choice. We need to develop inner awareness, so we can make adjustments.
This might concern compromising with others. Our enthusiasm might make us impatient or hasty with others. Our values may not be in alignment with those we work with. As best as you can, keep choosing the "better" alternative, adjusting as needed.
When life slows down, or becomes uncomfortable, simplify and be patient. We are changing and growing in ways that we can't comprehend right now. Stay as open and observant as you can.
Do you have your Ascendant, Career Point (or personal planets) in 24-26 degrees of Gemini or Scorpio? If so, you will be more affected by this aspect. This is also true for those of us who have our Ascendant or Sun-sign in Taurus, Libra or Aries (Venus rules Taurus and Libra; Mars rules Aries)
Monday at 4:43pm EDT, Neptune comes to a halt in 12 degrees of Pisces beginning a 5-month retrograde phase. Until this ends on Nov. 19th, we are invited to access Neptunian energy from within: Our intuition will be very strong during this time.
We can see how connected we are to our Higher Self/The Universe/Source. What's more, we have an opportunity to dissolve any barriers between us and our Soul's guidance. Are we sensing our Soul's desire for love and oneness to the fullest? Are we connecting to our intuition? Is anything keeping us from experiencing the flow of life?
Some of us will feel the effects more than others. This is particularly true if you have personal planets in 8-13 degrees of Pisces, Virgo, Gemini or Sagittarius -- and if you have Pisces as your Sun- or Rising-Sign. For you in particular, this is a great time to reevaluate your connection to Source -- and perhaps to allow yourself to connect more fully to the flow of life.
Monday late afternoon, a challenging Venus/Chiron aspect becomes exact at 5:15pm EDT. We started to feel this aspect from last Saturday on; it will be strong until this Wednesday night. This aspect may block our full experience of intimacy. It asks us to stretch past injuries and insecurities in our relationships, self-worth and finances.
If we can bring compassion and a different point of view to these issues, we will reach a new understanding of ourselves and our life journey.
We have the opportunity to learn from one another; ironically though, social insecurities can be magnified at this time. Whenever Chiron is involved, we are being asked to do some healing work: Use this time to learn about your sore spots. Nobody’s perfect; we all have our flaws and idiosyncrasies. It's ok.
If you get triggered, do your best to see where this trigger originated -- perhaps in your childhood? Bring love and compassion to yourself as you are and as you were. Allow any feelings this may stir up in you. A feeling is just energy that wants to be experienced, that wants to move through us and out; the more we resist our feelings, the more we keep them spinning in place.
As best as you can, move from the head to the heart. What might shift, if you had 5% more compassion with yourself and others? What if you just decided to have faith in the healing process?
Do you have your Ascendant, Career Point (or personal planets) in the following placements: 22-28 degrees of Gemini, Pisces, Sagittarius or Virgo? If so, you are more affected by this aspect. This is also true for those of us who have our Ascendant or Sun-sign in Taurus or Libra (Venus is the ruler of Taurus and Libra).
Tuesday (June 14th): the Moon remains in harmony-loving, balance-seeking Libra all day (see Monday for more details).
Tuesday early morning, an opportune Sun/Uranus aspect becomes exact at 3:53am EDT. We started to feel this from last Saturday night on; itwill be strong until this Wednesday night. We have the opportunity to become aware of an original or unique approach to life. Flexibility is the key to success at this time; pleasant changes may be in store -- certainly unexpected ones ;-)
What is your uniqueness? How could you express that proudly and authentically? As best as you can, watch out for messages from the Universe! Remember: an opportunity is not automatically given to us: We have to "realize" it.
Do you have your Ascendant, Career Point (or personal planets) in 21-26 degrees of Gemini, Aries, Aquarius or Leo? If so, you will be more aware of this opportunity. This is also true for those of us who have our Ascendant or Sun-sign in Aquarius or Leo (the Sun rules Leo; Uranus rules Aquarius)
Tuesday night/Wednesday very early morning, a somewhat challenging Sun/Mars aspect becomes exact at 1:31am EDT. We started to feel this from Tuesday morning on; itwill be strong until Thursday evening. We feel uneasy about something, sort of awkward; we need to make a choice. We need to develop inner awareness, so we can make adjustments.
This might concern compromising with others. Our enthusiasm might make us impatient or hasty with others. As best as you can, keep choosing the "better" alternative, adjusting as needed.
When life slows down, or becomes uncomfortable, simplify and be patient. We are changing and growing in ways that we can't comprehend right now. Stay as open and observant as you can.
Do you have your Ascendant, Career Point (or personal planets) in 24-26 degrees of Gemini or Scorpio? If so, you will be more affected by this aspect. This is also true for those of us who have our Ascendant or Sun-sign in Leo or Aries (the Sun rules Leo; Mars rules Aries)
Wednesday (June 15th): the Moon remains in harmony-loving, balance-seeking Libra until 9:18am EDT (see Monday for details).
Wednesday at 3am EDT,we enter a Moon void of course (VoC). that lasts a little over 6 hours until 9:18am EDT. Use this intuitive time to enjoy exchanging valuable information with others. As always with a Moon VoC, as best as you can, don't start anything brand-new, stick to routine things, or simply go with the flow. You may also want to plan your morning ahead of time ;-)
Wednesday at 9:18am EDT, the Moon moves into passionate, all-or-nothing Scorpio, where it will journey until Friday evening. We feel emotions on a deeply personal level. We are motivated by the desire to get to the bottom of things -- superficiality won't work for us now -- and we instinctively read between the lines.
The Moon in Scorpio urges us to uncover our own power; it's an excellent time to rid ourselves of old fears and limiting habits. This tends to be an emotionally colored, all-or-nothing, black or white experience -- it can therefore be an intimate, passionate time.
As best as you can, avoid manipulation, brooding and suspicion; instead, open to the wealth of your innermost feelings -- decide to go deeper, allowing all feelings to surface, if they need to. Embrace all of who you are. Know thyself, love thyself and you shall be set free.
Remember: a deep love of all that we are will connect us to the Power within; Fear causes "Force" to show up -- and is ultimately what disempowers ourselves and others.
Wednesday late afternoon, a challenging Sun/Chiron aspect becomes exact at 5:36pm EDT. We started to feel this aspect from last Sunday on, it will be strong until this Saturday. This asks us to stretch ourselves and expand from within. We might feel less confident about who we are, and have a hard time projecting a social "front". Our conditioned mind and wounded feelings may be out of harmony with each other.
As best as you can, take this as an opportunity to make space for feeling vulnerable or emotional without seeing yourself as weak or "less than". It is perfectly ok to have feelings and feel insecure once in a while; as best as you can, bring compassion and love to yourself and others. After all, we are all human…
Do you have your Ascendant, Career Point (MC) or personal planets in 22-28 degrees of Gemini, Pisces, Virgo or Sagittarius? If so, you will feel the effects of this aspect more strongly than otherwise. This is also true for those of us who have our Ascendant or Sun-sign in Leo (the Sun rules Leo).
Thursday (June 16th): the Moon remains in passionate, all-or-nothing Scorpio all day (see Wednesday morning for details).
Thursday starts out promisingly: Moon trines Neptune, which makes for a go-with-the-flow kind of a morning -- but unlike with a Moon Void of Course, everything just seems to flow beautifully. Expect lots of authentic feelings and intuitive knowingness -- we have the ability to connect with others compassionately and empathetically -- we are also likely being more forgiving with ourselves and others.
In the afternoon/evening, the Moon sextiles Jupiter and Pluto, providing an opportunity to go deeper, and get clear on where we "stand in service". We also have an opportunity to be fully committed to a project or task and have an adventure exploring all the details. As best as you can, use this time to follow through on projects that began before Mars and Pluto started their retrograde phases, in mid-April.
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Friday (June 17th): the Moon remains in passionate, all-or-nothing Scorpio until 9:34pm EDT (see Wednesday morning for details).
Friday at 9:52am EDT, we enter a Moon void of course (VoC). that lasts for almost 12 hours, until 9:34pm EDT. Use this intuitive time to connect with others (and with yourself) on a deep emotional level. What do you feel most passionate about today? How could you share this passion with others?
As always with a Moon VoC, as best as you can, don't start anything brand-new, stick to routine things, or simply go with the flow. You may also want to plan the second half of Friday ahead of time ;-)
Friday at 3:39pm EDT, Venus changes signs from versatile, chatty & curious Gemini to protective, home & family-oriented Cancer. It will journey here until July 11th/12th; for the next 3.5 weeks, we value the following: family, loved ones, our home, emotional safety and real-estate dealings.
We prefer to be around safe, familiar people and places. We'd rather stay home than socialize; if we do go out, we much prefer dinner parties at someone's home to dining out. When it comes to love, be gentle with each other -- and make sure to talk about your feelings.
With regards to our finances, it's best to stick to what feels safest and most secure. It's a favorable time for real-estate and interior design, or anything that makes the home more comfortable and livable.
Do you have your Ascendant or Sun-sign in Taurus or Libra? If so, you will feel more shy for the next 3.5 weeks. Your heart will want to connect to family and loved ones. If you are a Cancer Sun-sign or Rising-sign, you are going to have more love and beauty in your life, for as long as Venus is in your sign ;-)
Friday at 9:34pm EDT, the Moon moves into optimistic, adventurous, truth-seeking Sagittarius, whereit will journey until Monday morning. New experiences and adventures satisfy a deep emotional need. The Sagittarius Moon persuades us to come from intuition and think in a broader manner. We seek meaning and ideas that expand upon the "here and now".
We pursue truth and a new vision -- the big picture, rather than the details. Spontaneity is key, we'd rather improvise than plan; this may tip into just "winging it". We could also overdo or overstate. This Moon placement also starts the built-up towards the second Full Moon in Sagittarius within a month, exact on Monday morning (June 20th). More on that next week….
Friday late evening, a long-lasting, challenging Saturn/Neptune aspect becomes exact at 11:29pm EDT. We started feeling this aspect around May 10th; it will be strong until Oct. 13th. There is a restlessness in the air...
This aspect asks us to stretch and grow, to resolve a tension: On the one hand we want our perception of life to be realistic and have a need for big accomplishments; on the other hand, we need to trust divine timing -- we feel compelled to listen to our intuition and let our heart guide us.
Ideally, this aspect leads to a realignment of our long-term goals and spiritual ideals, as we assess what is truly meaningful to us. Restrictions may seem to block our plans. We could feel a sudden lack of inspiration. We might be forced to face issues we've been avoiding or putting off. These could include addictions and other behaviors that have left us feeling de-energized.
Another important facet of this aspect is taking responsibility for our own perceptions and attitudes, rather than blindly following others and buying their beliefs wholesale.
It could become harder to trust in our interconnectedness with everything. It's important for us to focus on authentic attitudes and learn to take it one day at a time. How can we feel more "oneness"? Could you trust your heart, even when life throws a curveball? What if we accept new truths into our hearts, "just because"?
We experienced this aspect once before, in November/December of last year; think back to that time: what has shifted within you since then? How are you approaching life in different way?
Do you have your Ascendant, Career Point (or personal planets) in 9-15 degrees of Sagittarius, Pisces, Gemini or Virgo? If so, you will be more affected by this aspect. This is also true for those of us who have our Ascendant or Sun-sign in Pisces or Capricorn (Neptune is the ruler of Pisces; Saturn is the ruler of Capricorn)
Saturday (June 18th): the Moon remains inoptimistic, adventurous, truth-seeking Sagittarius all day (see Friday evening for details).
Saturday, Mars starts to slow down (station) in 23 degrees of Scorpio, in preparation to go direct again on June 29th (after its 2.5 months retrograde phase). This station will last until July 6th. Mars represents our assertiveness, independence and “male” energy Also: new initiatives, going after one's goals, physical actions.
During the station, these energies will be "in our face" -- we become more aware of them, but we’re not necessarily able to do anything about them yet. This may be bring up frustration or even outright anger. With Mars in Scorpio, we may express our anger with extreme force, whether that expression is turned inward or outward.
Ask yourself: What am I most afraid of, in regards to experiencing true intimacy? What single action step could I take right now to empower myself and others? What might be possible if I embraced all of me -- my light and my darkness? What role does (dis)trust play in my interactions with others?
Is your Sun sign or Ascendant in Aries? Or do you have your Ascendant, Career Point (or personal planets) in 21-25 degrees of Scorpio, Taurus, Leo or Aquarius? If so, you will feel a stronger connection to this Mars station.
Sunday (June 19th): the Moon remains inoptimistic, adventurous, truth-seeking Sagittarius all day (see Friday evening for details).
Sunday very early morning, a somewhat challenging Mars/Uranus aspect becomes exact at 1:55am EDT. We started to feel this aspect from Monday on;given that Mars is stationing, it will be strong until July 18th. We feel uneasy about something, almost awkward -- and we need to make a choice. An inner awareness needs to be developed in order to see what needs adjusting.
We may want something different than the rest of society; this in itself is neutral. That said, frustrations could arise, because the way we express our unique desires goes against the expectations of others; in other words, our methods don't necessarily achieve our goals. Going for "quick wins" will require for us to start over -- as best as you can, hold to a course of action for a little longer than may be comfortable.
Do you have your Ascendant, Career Point (or personal planets) in 23-26 degrees of Scorpio or Aries? If so, you will be more affected by this aspect. This is also true for those of us who have our Ascendant or Sun-sign in Aries or Aquarius (Mars is the ruler of Aries; Uranus rules Aquarius ).
Also on Sunday: Chiron starts to slow down (station) in 25 degrees of Pisces, as it gets ready for its 5-month retrograde phase. The retrograde begins on June 27th; we will feel effects of the station until July 6th. Chiron's energies are more exalted during this period, we might therefore see an increased emphasis on water as a global and environmental issue.
Chiron is the wounded healer; in Pisces, our attention is guided towards our emotional and spiritual wounds. Chiron represents our inner insecurities, those self-conscious and wounded places. Chiron also represents the inner wound of abandonment and our need to "make it on our own".
We are invited to approach these wounds on a holistic level, to heal them such that others are healed thereby. This is accomplished very simply and naturally when we work with the true beauty and strength of this energy: Compassion. Having compassion for our own wounds heals them and allows healing compassion for the wounds we now see in others.
What emotional or spiritual sore spots could you acknowledge? What needs to heal? For those of you who want to have a better understanding of your personal healing journey, I encourage you to get the recording of my recent Chiron-lecture: "Healing with Astrology" Click here for more info
Those of us with personal planets and points (ASC or MC) in 23-27 degrees of Pisces, Virgo, Gemini or Sagittarius will feel this station more strongly.
A head's up for next Monday (June 20th): the Moon remains in optimistic, adventurous, truth-seeking Sagittarius until 7:55am EDT (see Friday evening for details). At 7:02am EDT, the second Full Moon in Sagittarius within a single month becomes exact. To learn more about this Full Moon, click here to watch my video.
A 53-minute Moon VoC phase begins at 7:02am EDT and ends with the Moon's entry into Capricornat 7:55am EDT. In the late morning, a Mercury/Saturn opposition becomes exact at 10:55am EDT. A challenging Mercury/Neptune aspect becomes exact at 1:11pm EDT; and at 6:34pm EDT, the Sun moves into Cancer, marking the Summer Solstice in the Northern Hemisphere. More about all the details in next week’s forecast ;-)
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Have a fantastic week! As best as you can, be kind and compassionate with yourself. Easy does it... Any judging or pushing yourself, doesn’t!
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