Monday, August 8, 2022

ASTROLOGY FOR THE WEEK OF AUG 8-14 2022




MON AUG 8

Venus is now directly opposite Pluto, a configuration perfected at 26 degrees. This can see people becoming more focused on what really matters to them, and what (and who) will still be around when all is said and done. In some cases, this can be felt as a sort of “test” of the resilience of certain endeavors, values, dynamics, projects, social and personal interactions.  Who and what is of value to us, and who and what truly values us in return. The Moon reinforces this configuration by entering Capricorn at 11:39 AM, forming a trine to Mercury in Virgo while square Jupiter Rx in Aries. This shows a practical focus, and there can be a sort of studious, or meticulous application here, and perhaps a proclivity towards seeing if certain dreams, dynamics, or situations are still salvageable. Whatever is extraneous, not working, or not going anywhere can be dropped so that energies can be funneled to the roots and limbs that actually have life in them, (and not just merely the idea or hope of it.) There could be some anxiety or vague worries. With Venus opposite Pluto perfecting along with Mars squaring Saturn, there can be a tendency towards black or white, all or nothing thinking, or a desire to get to the bottom of something once and for all, perhaps out of frustration. It might be wiser to take a more temperate approach if you find yourself feeling particularly thwarted, worried, or frustrated, as the conclusions people may leap to under these configurations may be fueled more by pessimism or submerged and frustrated desires than by the actual reality of certain situations. However, this shouldn’t impede constructive action taken on other fronts, and these configurations can be quite productive when it comes to making improvements or preparing ground to make room for positive changes, particularly around improving more vulnerable areas.


TUES AUG 9 

The Moon is squaring Jupiter in the early morning, which can see a restless start to the day. It also forms trines to Mercury, Mars, and Uranus, while squaring up to Chiron. Although there may be an element of vulnerability, anxiousness, vague worries, indecision, or perfectionism, this is pretty well camouflaged by a stoic, grounded and practical veneer. Any subtle vulnerabilities find an easy outlet in practical tasks, things within our control, making improvements, and our broader, long term goals and ambitions. The Moon opposes Venus in Cancer as the day wears on into evening, while conjoining Pluto and sextile Juno. Although moods can be up and down in certain spots throughout the day, the configurations at play are encouraging breaking out of particular ruts or patterns of stagnation to invite more opportunities for dynamic growth, upward mobility, and authenticity. Overall, these are some driven maths that can keep people busy and eager to improve their lot. The beauty and essence of the Mars/Uranus/North Node conjunction that we continue to feel the impacts of is that it’s oddly very tantric in nature. Getting the best out of it and unlocking it’s potentials comes down to wanting and valuing what you already have. It’s also an opportunity to recalibrate certain core values and to discard what is no longer relevant or appropriate to you. What is holding you back or keeping your spirit down?


WED AUG 10

The Moon in Capricorn conjoins Pluto, opposes Venus in Cancer, is sextile Neptune, and trines Mars in Taurus. There can be things going on under the surface we feel strongly about, and perhaps frustrated or blocked around for the time being. There can be a certain dreaminess or longing here, and it can also be that pleasure is available in humble places, doing humble things, if one is receptive to it. Mars in Taurus is patient, plodding and persistent. This math is about getting out of ruts. The Moon enters liberating Aquarius at 11:45 AM PST, where it will sextile Jupiter Rx in Aries, and set up a Grand Cross configuration at tomorrows Full Moon. The lunar/Jupiter sextile can set off an optimistic feeling. The Sun squaring Uranus reaches exact at 18 degrees, suggesting a growing courage to push past certain boundaries, embody more courage, and step out of certain comfort zones by taking some calculated risks that have perhaps been long thought about. In the very least, these configurations can see a desire to innovate around blockages or take action to incorporate more dynamism, vitality and joy into life. Venus at the most urgent degree of Cancer before the Full Moon can emphasize a need to be authentic, and can also create a desire for more pleasure, beauty and luxury. 


THURS AUG 11

Venus enters zero degrees Leo at 11:30 AM PST. This decan of Venus in Leo is the thirst trap decan. It can attract many people and things, but if deployed unconsciously, very few of the people or things it brings into orbit are actually desired or appropriate. With Venus still opposite Pluto for the time being, it’s important to pay particular attention to what you authentically want, and to vibrate and manifest accordingly, as the powers of attraction of this face of Leo in Venus are quite potent, and a confused, scattered, or incongruent vibration will bring confused, scattered, incongruent results. The Full Moon in Aquarius is exact at 6:36 PM PST, and sets up a Grand Cross configuration. This Full Moon at 19 degrees Aquarius opposes the Sun in 19 degrees Leo. This highlights a dichotomy between strong desires that we may be trying to detach from due to a lack of fulfillment or a sense of alienation and emotional coldness. It’s been an attempt to bring neutrality and objectivity to certain desires. Perhaps, the alchemy of these configurations speaks to the very thing in the way of fulfillment: An outworn identity construct. An outworn idea of how one is ‘supposed to be’, or what fulfillment is ‘supposed to look like’. In other words, ego hang ups that contribute to a lack of courage and stagnation. This lunation is conjunct Saturn, which can see certain limitations, inhibitions, shyness, or the weight of responsibilities more keenly felt or perceived, but it can also see the opportunity to get more serious in the coming weeks and months around matters concerning the house axis this lunation occurs in, which can see rewards for our efforts down the line. With Venus having moved into the first face of Leo, and the Sun squaring both Mars and Uranus, (though Uranus more exactly), it’s possible for more courage and bravery to become available that can spur on a sort of liberation process that can help clear the path of obstacles, both internal and external. This Full Moon can also see a certain higher ground of clarity being reached, and from this, we can carve out a new era based on a more realistic premise. 


FRI AUG 12

Early morning see’s the Moon in the late degrees of Aquarius, conjunct Saturn and square Mars. This can see an awkward combination between being impatient, and perhaps feeling a bit cut off from others, while at the same time, too shy or inhibited to do anything about it. However, there might also be some surprises. The Sun is also opposite Saturn, which can feel held back, while the square to Uranus overcompensates and is keen to go it’s own way. It's a vibe of breaking free from restrictions. The Sun trine Chiron however, is keen to rise above these sorts of weird conundrums and dichotomies. The Moon enters sensitive and dreamy Pisces at 11:44 AM PST, where it goes on to oppose Mercury. This influence isn’t super strong today or this evening, but tomorrow can see some anxiousness or indecisiveness around communications or commerce. There can be some thinking around how to approach something or get something off our backs (or chests.) The rest of today and this evening can be reflective, and Venus in Leo building a trine to Jupiter can see a focus on pleasure, love, art, fun and entertainment.


SAT AUG 13

Today see’s the Moon in Pisces opposite Mercury and semisqaure Pluto. This can see certain feelings heightened, but it can be hard to choke the words out or express what we might like to say. There can be indecision around whether or not to even bother trying, and a certain preoccupation with particular details or vague worries or hopes. The Moon goes on to sextile Uranus and conjunct Neptune, which can help out with some telepathic links or less direct means of “subtle hints or innuendo” in the atmosphere, seeing as how these configurations seem to make more direct forms of communication more awkward or intimidating, or riddled with the possibility of being misunderstood. There can also be some relief as well, perhaps shaking free of something that's been lowering morale or has been a burden on our backs, hearts, time, or psyche. These maths are sensitive to stimuli, seeking out inspiration, and are perhaps a bit anxious. It can be harder to think clearly as these configurations can be distracted by fantasy and a weird world of what if’s and other mysterious preoccupations. There can be some interesting insights and some lovely boons to creativity. The wee hours can see some really creative fantasizing, and perhaps a feeling of release. Tomorrow might see a bit more internal resolve or emotional courage, optimism and generosity. There can be a feeling of "putting something behind you" that can open up horizons a bit more, which can be a good feeling. 


SUN AUG 14

Today see’s the Moon in late Pisces conjunct Neptune, sextile Mars in Taurus, Pluto in Capricorn, and building a conjunction to Jupiter Rx and a trine to Venus in Leo as the day progresses. This can see a building up of emotional resolve around something. The Moon enters brave Aries in the afternoon PST, getting closer to Jupiter and holding hands with Venus, which can see more courage, faith and optimism building, like horizons are somehow wider and things are more expansive somehow. Although, the Sun/Saturn opposition can see a need to work through some issues of confidence or some other fears, blockages or inhibitions, or to simply get more realistic around our approach to something, trends are nevertheless encouraging, as restrictive influences are lessening. The day can be overall very pleasant, regardless of what people are doing, it can be easier to simply just enjoy it. There might even be some unexpected but pleasant detours, or in the very least, a feeling that something fresh and exciting could be around the corner, or certain blockages are finally lifting and getting swept out of the way, especially as Mars ends it’s square to Saturn tomorrow, and next week enters into a new terrain which will open up new channels to pursue that can be very beneficial, exciting, and expansive. 



Monday, August 1, 2022

ASTROLOGY FOR THE WEEK OF AUG 1-7 2022




MON AUG 1

We begin the week with the Moon in Virgo trine Mars, Uranus, the North Node, and Pluto, and opposite Neptune, while the Mars/Uranus/North Node conjunction continues to be exact. There is a motivation here to clear the decks that can feel liberating. This once in a lifetime conjunction is about clearing away the deadwood and whatever is stale or dysfunctional in your life to make way for some next level ascensions. Above all, this math is cleansing, and this conjunction peaking at this moment can bring in some pretty random surprises, epiphanies, or highly unusual occurrences, like a bolt out of the blue. It’s weird and miraculus. It’s a strange and beautiful life. Mars in Taurus will continue to increase in tension with both Saturn and Mercury as the week wears on, so there can be a feeling of “crunch time”, as space is cleared to make way for incoming changes. If you feel like you’re in between worlds right now, it’s par for the course.  There can be some nervous energy, but also excitement. There’s a need here to focus, minimize distractions, and stay on track, and perhaps pair things down to a manageable level to ensure a sustainable rhythm going forward, as there can be considerable momentum to everything right now, with a lot to adapt to very quickly, which can keep people on their toes. The Moon enters partnership oriented Libra at 9:06 PM PST, placing the focus on harmonizing with others and finding some balance amidst considerable change, opportunity, and adaptation. 


TUES AUG 2

The Moon in conciliatory Libra opposes Jupiter and Chiron Rx in Aries while sextile the Sun in Leo. This can see a lot of enthusiasm, perhaps a bit more courage around overcoming obstacles or inhibitions. There is a strong focus here on partnerships, both business and personal, and the atmosphere can be both charmed and charming. Venus and Uranus can see a desire to take calculated risks or ring in some refreshing changes. There can also be some interesting opportunities on offer that can be very beneficial and exciting. The Moon trine Pallas suggests being adaptable or open to new discussions or new ways of doing things is the best strategy for now. Venus is at an exact sextile to Mars today, (19 degrees). This can see a lot of passion and curiosity, a need to be adaptable, and a strong desire to uncover untapped or buried potentials. Whatever is motivating people right now is fiercely protected and coveted, and there can be a desire to gather or exchange knowledge and information. The passions are strong and perhaps even deeply submerged, but there is a power and momentum here that can begin to more comfortably express itself or find it’s feet. Venus will strengthen it’s opposition to Pluto as the week wears on as well, seeing certain transformations coming full circle, and reach more decisive turning points socially, interpersonally, financially, or creatively. With Mars square Saturn, there’s tension that seeks release and distillation, and this may drive a lot of productivity via the areas these planets are transiting through your chart. A lunar semisquare to Mercury can highlight a lot of communications, questions, requests, or negotiations to process.


WED AUG 3

The Moon in Libra squares Venus and Pluto, is trine Saturn, and opposite Chiron today. Mars and Venus are at an exact sextile of 20 degrees. This can see some subtle but intense undercurrents, and the day can be very productive. Certain bridges can be stabilizing, or on their way to being so. This can see a lot of determination, and there may even be some low key power dynamics or very sensitive feels to step around or navigate. The Sun trine Jupiter Rx is confident, adventurous and magnetic, and there may be plenty of opportunities to explore, some of which have been on the back burner for quite some time. This retrograde period can see a time of consolidation, and come late October, when it reenters Pisces, a healing release of certain burdens can transpire, making way for more definitive forward expansion. For now, this is an explorative, and experimental process of consolidating whatever is at your disposal, and seeing which opportunities are worth the while. Today’s math see’s an internal resilience and commitment. A lunar quincunx to Neptune can see a lot of sensitivity, and with this comes the caution to avoid martyrdom and to honor your own needs and desires. Don’t be motivated by guilt and don’t be afraid to say the word “no” if you need to. Mercury enters detail oriented Virgo at 11:58 PM PST. Late night and into the wee hours of tomorrow, and really, the whole of this Mercury cycle, can see good opportunities for communication, research, information gathering, planning, and clearing things up.


THURS AUG 4

The Moon enters deep and investigative Scorpio at 4:47 AM PST. Mercury, now freshly in Virgo, can strengthen a desire to get certain things sorted, get to the bottom of certain quandaries, or prepare ground. The Moon squares the Sun in brave Leo, while quincunx Jupiter, and sesquisquare Neptune, which can see a great deal of curiosity around certain matters which have felt vexing, ill-defined, unresolved, or left hanging. With the Mars and Venus sextile now perfected at 22 degrees, and Mercury now in Virgo, there’s a certain element of caution and even some anxiety here, in spite of a strong sense of mission and even destiny. There can be a humbling impetus here not to raise expectations too high lest we be disappointed. Late evening and on into the wee hours can see a growing restlessness as the Moon opposes Uranus. With the North Node and Uranus still exact at 18 degrees, fate and destiny are at work. 


FRI AUG 5

The Moon makes a sensitive and intuitive trine to Venus in Cancer and Neptune in Pisces, while opposite Uranus and Mars, and square Saturn. This math, although sensitive, is oddly ambitious, driven, and thorough, and there’s a desire here to ascend to new levels. It can also see some surprising situations socially or interpersonally. There can be a lot of spice to these configurations, and the lunar square to Saturn can see a need for resilience as there may be a lot going on, or a need to “show up” somehow. Maybe there are new and dynamic situations unfolding that require a lot of innovation or simply take people out of their comfort zones, but perhaps in a pleasantly surprising way. There can be some interesting interpersonal shifts going on with the Moon trine Juno, and this can see opportunities to explore certain things more deeply or illuminate some mysteries.


SAT AUG 6

The Moon enters adventurous and explorative Sagittarius at 9:39 AM PST, where it forms a trine to Jupiter Rx in Aries, and the Sun in playful Leo, seeing a growing enthusiasm, optimism and open mindedness take hold this weekend. Mars and Saturn are at a perfected square of 22 degrees. There is a steamroller of passionate energy here, and a sense of destiny and mission drives this degree of Taurus. There may be a need for some self control, as the passions can even feel a bit excessive or overwhelming under these configurations. Venus in sensitive trine to  Neptune and opposite Pluto melts into authenticity. The Moon squares Mercury in Virgo, seeing some nervous energy and a sort of anxious, cautious, fidgety and somewhat skeptical vibe in the face of so much enthusiasm, optimism, and expansiveness. This math looks like it’s asking the question “Is this really happening”? Some kind of action or impetus can be in the works that can see some positive trends that can really boost morale.


SUN AUG 7

The Moon in Sagittarius is trine the Sun in Leo, Chiron in Aries, and sextile Saturn in Aquarius, while square Neptune and Juno in Pisces. Mars and Saturn are at a perfected square of 22 degrees, and Mars makes powerful aspects to to Uranus, Neptune and Pluto. This see’s some potent and perhaps encouraging shifts in the works, but at the same time, things and people can also be very unpredictable. There's an elusive quality to these maths that can see some longing after what or who is intangible. The more comfortable you are with allowing others the freedom to be exactly who they are, the more comfortable these transits will be. Whatever is occurring now is divinely guided, and situations or circumstances can be highly unusual in certain respects, but there can still be encouraging trends. The lunar sextile to Saturn supports the formation of alliances or situations that encourage freedom, personal growth, learning, self development, individuation and wholeness. Todays configurations suggest seeking the sweet spot between boundless expansion and optimism v.s sense and sensibility, in order to cultivate a joy that has substance and meaning behind it, and isn’t just chasing it’s own tail, or throwing money, time or energy into a void. There can be a subtle impetus that something significant is at play that can inspire handling certain situations or dynamics with a certain level of sacredness, consideration, attention to detail, karma, and the laws of cause and effect. Striking a balance between realism, practicality, and excitement or expansiveness is key.


Monday, July 25, 2022

ASTROLOGY FOR THE WEEK OF JULY 25-31 2022



MON JUL 25

Today begins with the Moon in late Gemini. The early part of the day can see a lot of distractions, or there can be difficulty concentrating in the early part of the day, with the Moon square Neptune and trine Saturn, there’s a need to multi task or take extra effort to concentrate. The Moon enters cozy Cancer at 10:54 AM PST, where it conjuncts Venus and squares Jupiter. This can see a comfort seeking, indulgent energy focused on self nurturing. There may have been some good news or something that increases optimism. This can see the remaining part of the day focused on nurturing, nesting, and things that bring comfort. A minor lunar aspect to Uranus suggests something unexpected or surprising, perhaps preparing for exciting changes at a foundational level of life. This is another pinnacle week, as we have the New Moon in Leo, while the Mars/Uranus/North Node conjunction grows in intensity and perfects on the 31st. This can represent a sort of “gold rush” or cashing in your chips on a certain opportunity. If you are wise in your risk taking, these configurations can represent a gold mine. Whatever is unfolding is intended as part of your destiny. 


TUES JUL 26

The Moon in Cancer conjuncts Venus, sextile’s Mars, and squares Jupiter and Chiron, and goes on to sextile Uranus as well. This can see a lot of motivation to prepare ground. There can be changes ringing in that have a fated or inevitable quality to them. There can be positive interactions amidst all this that can feel oddly familiar, kind, sensitive, and receptive. On the whole, this day can be focused on creating a feel good atmosphere, and generating more connectivity with others we feel a close bond with. The lunar square to Chiron can see a lot of sensitivity under the surface, and this can even highlight psychic bonds, with a strong desire to overcome misunderstandings or differences or bring what is felt or perceived under the surface more into conscious awareness to be explored and illuminated. There can be something strange or exciting, “new”, experimental, unprecedented or next level about things that are unfolding now that is simultaneously oddly comforting. A certain unspoken solidarity is present. That being said, it's also important not to jump to conclusions right now, particularly with limited information. Mercury squaring Mars and Uranus can see people tempted to leap to conclusions based on assumptions or simply out of impatience. 


WED JUL 27

The Moon in Cancer trine’s Neptune and opposes Pluto, and this can see a reflective day with much to take in. The lunar opposition to Pluto highlights strong desires and emotions and a need to embrace what is authentically felt. The lunar trine to Neptune can see the psychic and intuitive capacities highly stimulated, and as the Moon goes on to conjunct the Sun, there can be a growing excitement as any internal resistance to our own authentic processes, feelings, desires, and nature is released and replaced with genuine enthusiasm. The day is mostly reflective and emotionally absorbent. Venus forms a sextile to Mars which generates passion and a sense of inner and outer congruency. There can be a sense that an exciting new chapter is around the corner with new potentials to unearth, creatively, romantically, interpersonally, financially, and even spiritually. The Moon enters enthusiastic Leo at 11:36 PM PST, and there can be a lot of optimism and magnanimous energy in the air.


THURS JUL 28

The New Moon is exact this morning at 10:55 AM PST at 5 degrees Leo. This face of Leo is associated with the 5 of Wands in the tarot, and it can feel like there’s everything to play for. This New Moon trine’s Jupiter in Aries, which stations retrograde today at 1:37 PM PST, suggesting that opportunities for growth, expansion, abundance, joy, and personal and spiritual enrichment that were previously shelved, overlooked, dismissed, (or simply missed for one reason or another) can be revisited and given their due. Whatever this seed planted is, it’s very close to the heart. It’s going to be different for everybody, but you’ll know exactly what this is. There can be a lot of excitement in the air. Look to the areas of your chart ruled by Aries, Leo, -and also Taurus, to see where these configurations are playing out and what this involves for affirmation that you’re on the right path. With the North Node in Taurus on it’s way to perfecting a historical aspect that is increasing in intensity, whatever this is involves destiny somehow, meaning on a personal level, this has something to do with actualizing the promise of your natal chart. The Moon goes on to sextile the asteroid Pallas, suggesting there’s been, and continues to be, something of a “long game” around this, and with both the Sun and Moon conjunct Ceres and square Hygeia, there is a deeply healing and nurturing component surrounding things. The Moon goes on to trine Chiron, and this can see a pronounced inner smile, as opportunities for healing and growth and strong signals of optimism make themselves apparent.


FRI JUL 29

The Moon in Leo conjuncts Mercury, squares Mars, Uranus, and the Moon’s Nodes, opposes Saturn, and trine’s Chiron. Wow. This is some weird math. It may simply be that there’s too much going on all at once and different life areas or schedules are clashing or reaching a huge crunch point. There may be a lot of communications to manage, and it’s possible this could come off as very “hot/cold”. Or there’s a need to lay down some boundaries in one area to accommodate changes in another area. This could just be a train wreck of schedules, competing interests or responsibilities, and there’s a need to adapt, delay, put something off for another time, or improvise, adapt, and overcome. Communications can be scattered, unreliable, or a lot to manage, and responsibilities can feel pressing, but morale is still high and there can be something pleasant in the future to look forward to that can be immensely motivating, with Venus sextile both Mars and Uranus. The North Node and Uranus perfect at 18 degrees Taurus tomorrow.


SAT JUL 30

The Moon in warm Leo still opposite stern Saturn can see a desire for warm party boy vibes that may have been hampered by duty, responsibility or poor timing. Any potential Eyeore vibes ebb off as the day progresses, and the Moon enters Virgo at 11:11 AM PST-“make a wish”. This sets a practical tone focused on preparation, organization, problem solving, and making improvements. Interpersonally, socially, financially, or creatively, it’s possible that things are getting into a flow state. These can be humble happenings, but can still be generating a lot of inner excitement. Tomorrow see’s the perfection of Mars, Uranus, and the North Node.


SUN JUL 31

Today see’s the Moon in down to earth Virgo trine Mars, Uranus and the North Node as they all perfect their conjunction at 18 degrees. The Moon also sextile’s Venus in Cancer and opposes Juno and Neptune as well. These are some beautiful and humble configurations. This can see some activities around the home, or a desire to make improvements or enjoy small get togethers or gatherings, or things that make the everyday routine feel more pleasant. There can be some pleasant surprises, or spontaneous get togethers, out in nature or within the home. There can be a humble but otherworldly quality to the day, and we can be drawn to unusual people, or to doing something outside of our normal routine. Whatever this is, there can be something healing, refreshing and comforting about it. If nothing is happening today, then this lunation suggests a preparation for it, an internal alignment with something.




Sunday, July 17, 2022

ASTROLOGY FOR THE WEEK OF JUL 18-24 2022




MON JUL 18

We begin the week with the Moon entering independent, impulsive and pioneering Aries, to conjunct Chiron and Jupiter. Mercury will head into enthusiastic Leo tomorrow, seeing a sense of optimism and staunch self belief growing, which can be great if you’ve experienced any discouragement. The tail end of the weekend saw the Venus ingress into Cancer, seeing both the fated degree of Gemini and the zenith degree of Cancer. This may have seen some subtle internal shifts that brought more clarity around certain things, not least, emotionally, interpersonally, socially and financially, and in regards to security or home and family issues. This see’s the week kick off with a sense of having priorities recalibrated, and it’s possible that self interest is at the top of the list. Careful that you have all the facts before making judgements or irreversible decisions. This may see desires or priorities at odds with certain others in some ways, but with Mercury in trine to Neptune and opposite Pluto at the moment, there’s a need to follow authentic desires and let the chips fall where they may, but it’s important to be thorough in making assessments. With Mars conjunct Uranus and the North Node, arguably one of the most important stand out transits of 2022, independence, self reliance, innovation, and a strong sense of purpose will become increasingly important. This transit is exact on July 31, and there is much that can be said of it both individually and collectively, but for the sake of brevity and simplicity, the Taurus/Scorpio axis is one of energetic exchange, desire and satiation, production and consumption, Kama and Karma. Collectively, this is a sort of “resetting” of reward circuitry. The more you can refine and simplify the reward circuitry of the desire nature and decrease the complexities of your enmeshments and dependencies on others, the easier this transit will be. The irony of this transit is that a new kind of liberation can be found in living simply so that others may simply live. This transit can also see breakthroughs around all Venus ruled/Taurean things, including money, relationships, values, food, farming, etc etc..These areas will be subject to much change and revision under this transit.


TUES JUL 19

Mercury, the planet of communication, transportation and commerce, enters creative Leo today, while the Moon is conjunct Jupiter and Chiron. Chiron also stations retrograde today, seeing a 5 month cycle of reevaluation around weaknesses, wounds, and vulnerabilities, and how we handle these things, and how we might handle them differently. Mercury in this decan of Leo is ruled by the 5 of wands in the tarot, a card of competition, strife, jealousy, contrast, or petty conflict. This is a spicy card that can lend great motivation in it’s most positive expression. Mercury in this sign is a great actor, and can put on quite a show. It can be very good at fronting and concealing what is really felt, or disguising true intentions or vulnerabilities. It’s also great at creating distracting spectacles so that the real business can be gone about unseen and without interference. If there has been any defeats, let downs or disappointments, Mercury in this face will proudly carry on. Mercury makes contact with Jupiter tomorrow, so there may actually be some good news. This can represent a turnaround in a deflating situation, or conversely, a victory snatched from the jaws of defeat, or simply, a defeat turns to ones advantage. The Moon in Aries forms a sextile to Saturn, which brings a sense of stability, and a focus on self reliance and holding ground. A lunar square to Pluto can see intense undercurrents behind things, perhaps some subtle power struggles or other issues that require transmutation, sweeping under the rug, or simply releasing and letting go. Tomorrow the Moon enters grounded and sensual Taurus, where drive will increase, and there may be some unexpected positive developments. 


WED JUL 20

This morning can see some intense undercurrents with the Moon in square to Pluto and the Sun, there can be some inner conflicts to navigate and a need to go your own way. The Moon enters Taurus at 11:23 AM PST, seeing a lunar sextile to Venus and a conjunction to Mars, which can boost motivation significantly. Mercury also forms a trine to Jupiter so there can be an increase in optimism or enthusiasm, unexpected good news, or in the very least, an increase in courage, or perhaps some spicy, competitive feelings emerge that function as motivation, creative inspiration, and encouragement. There can be a lot of optimism here, and with Venus square Jupiter, it actually might be wise to avoid being overly optimistic, but these aspects still look good for mutually beneficial arrangements or lucrative creative projects or pursuits. The Moon/Mars conjunction combined with the lunar Venus sextile can see a motivation around pleasure pursuits or a pleasant drive to get things done or make things happen. 


THURS JUL 21

Today can see some surprising developments, as the Taurus lunation emphasizes the Mars/Uranus/North Node conjunction. In a certain sense, this can be somewhat liberating. People may not act as you expect under these earthy, lusty, but excitable aspects, we may even surprise ourselves. Mercury trine Jupiter is broadminded and has courage and enthusiasm to spare. This can see more bravery in the communication department, and a focus on the bigger picture. This can also see a lot of creativity, and it can be easy to find things to be inspired and encouraged about, and look at the positive side of things. A Mercury sesquisquare to Juno can see some glitches or misunderstandings in communications, or maybe efforts to communicate may not be received the way we might intend. There can be a desire to connect here, but for one reason or another, it may require persistence or overcoming certain tensions or misunderstandings. The Moon goes on to square Saturn, seeing a feeling of inhibition or a blockage of some kind that can slightly dampen confidence. Maybe someone is unreceptive, or feels slighted, shy, or uncertain. No matter what, Mercury trine Jupiter is able to maintain a high morale and bravely carry on. The Sun will enter creative and courageous Leo tomorrow afternoon PST, to conjoin Mercury, which highlights courage and communications even more so. 


FRI JUL 22

The Moon in Taurus squares Saturn, trines Pluto, sextile Neptune and Juno, while conjunct Uranus. There may be some blockages or inhibitions in communications that need to be overcome that require empathy, understanding, or sensitivity. There may have been something or someone unexpected that caught us off guard. Perhaps we didn’t see it coming. This may simply be an issue of needing to adapt to unexpected shifts in dynamics or rhythms, as someone or something is acting different than what we’ve become accustomed to, and there can be something a bit vexing about this. The Sun enters playful and magnanimous Leo at 1:07 PM PST, conjoining Mercury, highlighting communications, news, back and forth, and commerce. Happy Birthday Leo! Something or someone can definitely have our attention, and this can be anything from creative projects to social or interpersonal exchanges. Mercury also squares Mars in Taurus today, and as this aspect strengthens over the coming days and weeks, this can see something drive us to distraction, or cause the floodgates of communication to open into overdrive. With the Moon square Saturn today, there’s a need for patience and resilience. Don’t let little things get you down or chip away at your confidence. Try not to take what others say and do or don’t say and do personally. The lunar trine to Pluto and sextile to Neptune can see right into the heart of things. Have patience and think in terms of the long game. Tomorrow can see another opportunity for positive exchanges and good news. The Moon enters communicative Gemini at 10:51 PM PST tonight.


SAT JUL 23

The Gemini Moon forms a sextile to Mercury and Jupiter, so if there’s been any blockages, inhibitions, or disappointments in regards to communications or being understood, today can see some shifts and some positive news that can significantly boost morale or in the very least, keep us very busy. There can be a lot of back and forth to keep up with, and news coming in can expand our view or understanding of a situation, or even present new opportunities. There can be some inspiring or motivating trends, and people can be warm, encouraging and generous. This can see a friendly atmosphere with a lot of talking, banter and back and forth, and perhaps a lot going on in the neighborhood or local environment. Discussions can cover a lot of ground and flow through a wide variety of topics, and be entertaining, fun, creative and informative. 


SUN JUL 24

The Moon in Gemini forms a trine to Saturn and squares Neptune. Juno, the relationship asteroid also stations retrograde late this evening, seeing a reflective period around relationships. With the Moon in Gemini forming a trine to stable Saturn, this can see certain bridges stabilizing, while others dissolve and release. There can be a lot of sensitivity with the Moon square Neptune, and perhaps also some confusion. It can be hard to express certain feelings, and moods can swing this way and that throughout the day, but it’s a good day to find a creative or spiritual outlet. The Moon trine Saturn see’s a stable rock to lean on, whether this be entirely self generated, or in the form of bridges being constructed with other likeminded souls. Having a strong sense of purpose helps foster emotional resilience in the face of any sort of transitory feelings or social or interpersonal ups and downs. The Sun and Mercury trine Jupiter is a passionate energy that is highly creative, so this is an excellent energy to take advantage of if you’re an artist, musician, or creator of any kind. 





Monday, July 11, 2022

ASTROLOGY FOR THE WEEK OF JULY 11-17 2022





MON JUL 11

The week kicks off with the Moon in adventurous Sagittarius trine Chiron but opposite Venus, and squaring Neptune while sextile Saturn. Venus in Gemini is also squaring Neptune, so there can be cold feet and uncertainty, and a lot of sensitivity socially, interpersonally, and in regard to creative projects, communications, and personal interactions. Hidden factors or unknowns can undermine confidence, and perhaps certain things feel a bit delusional, unrealistic, or confusing. The lunar sextile to Saturn helps to ground the energy, and there may be a lot of releasing going on as people get clear on social and interpersonal priorities to realign themselves with a realistic middle ground. There may be certain things that need to be sacrificed or let go of for the greater good for the time being, and feelings can be sensitive around this. As the day wears on into evening, it can be easier to transmute guilt, grief, fears or worry into grounded, simple, and constructive energy as the Moon heads into late Sagittarius and edges into a tighter trine to Mars in super physical and realistic Taurus. Adjustments to plans or expectations may need to be accommodated. Tomorrow can see more resolve, drive, confidence and buoyancy, but pressure both internally and externally can increase as the Moon waxes full.


TUES JUL 12

The Moon enters ambitious and pragmatic Capricorn at 5:01 AM PST, opposing Mercury in Cancer, trine Mars, and square Jupiter. This is a strong current of big feelings (cautious optimism?) that can be a challenge to reign in and contain, but it’s possible that circumstances, goals, drives, and social or interpersonal dynamics demand it. That can be how it feels anyway, as the feeling factor can be pretty over the top, possibly due to an ongoing repression for reasons of perceived propriety or some other internal or external pressure that has seemed to demand a defensive or seemingly more rational interface. The Moon squares sensitive Chiron and trine’s Uranus, seeing a need to think on our feet, innovate, and rise above subtly triggering situations, feelings of vulnerability, anxiety, sore spots or wounds, and put on a brave face to keep it pushin’ and meet reality. There's a lot of optimism, but there can be some indecision to wrestle with, particularly around following the head or the heart in certain situations, and emotional considerations can be somewhat distracting or preoccupying, but the math becomes increasingly decisive as the week wears on and more things surface from the depths of repression. There can be exciting things going on and a lot to decide upon or adapt to very quickly.  Pressure and intensity builds as the Moon gets closer to spooky Pluto. 


WED JUL 13

The Full Moon in Capricorn climaxes today at 11:38 AM PST at 21 degrees, opposite the Sun and Mercury in Cancer, trine Uranus, conjunct Pluto, sextile Juno in Pisces, and square Chiron in Aries. Needless to say, this math is pretty intense, and can be a lot to transmute. There's a strong focus on life purpose and powerful callings. This is a helluva download. Certain emotional truths can be confronted and require integration, acknowledgement, and acceptance. Even if this is entirely a private process, it can still be ultimately positive and liberating, even if it’s a bit outside of a comfort zone or there are certain difficulties or challenges around it. It can feel healthy to embrace a buried layer of authenticity and pay it it’s proper dues. But there can also be a lot of vulnerability or even fear around whatever this is. The tarot card associated with this decan of Capricorn is the 4 of pentacles. The Moon here (emotions) can feel beholden to certain power structures, rules, restrictions, and responsibilities, which can see an unhealthy level of emotional repression and even outright ignoring of ones own real needs, desires, feelings, and instincts, for the sake of external demands, ambitions, goals, propriety, or spoken or unspoken/ perceived or real rules or restrictions within certain dynamics. “Thou shalt not (enter action here) as long as you want to continue such and such position/image/relationship/etc.” In other words, vulnerability can feel extremely difficult-but equally-so can clenching down on very real needs and feelings. With Juno in Pisces, there can be quiet, even hidden, or secret support in the background, or the spiritual and compassionate elements of certain dynamics can play an important role. There can be an element of sacrifice evident in one way or another, whether temporary or permanent. With Pluto involved, there can be very strong feelings around certain issues or dynamics and there can be decisions to be weighed. It’s important to ensure that your own real needs and feelings aren’t being ignored, dismissed or swept under the rug to ones own detriment or at great personal cost to yourself or others down the line. The Moon goes on to sextile Neptune, seeing psychic sensitivity, release of tension, and a release of control over things that feel beyond control. Discussions, news, or communications can be illuminating, cathartic, or enlightening, perhaps shedding light on confusing issues. This can see defenses around certain issues lowering. It’s actually a sort of “let go or be dragged” type of vibe, as Pluto makes the fated and the inevitable unavoidable, to make way for powerful, perhaps somewhat intimidating changes. Trust and place faith in your own instinctual inner guidance and promptings, honor your own true authentic feelings and needs, and know that no matter what happens, you’re being divinely guided towards a more empowered and authentic self actualization. The true impacts of the Full Moon will reveal themselves and be adjusted to energetically over time. 


THURS JUL 14

The Moon enters socially aware and emotionally detached Aquarius at 1:13 AM, bringing objectivity to any potential lingering emotional intensity. This see’s the Moon squaring Mars in Taurus, sextile Jupiter in Aries, while trine Pallas in Gemini. These configurations remind me of a download bar. This can see certain changes being adjusted to and there can be new strategies around communications or social and commercial endeavors forming. Early on in the day, the Moon square Mars can see some frustrations, passions or irritability that need to be channeled well, but there can be certain things to be optimistic about with the Moon sextile Jupiter. The Moon goes on to square radical Uranus, bringing unpredictability and a need to stay on our toes and be adaptable, both socially and emotionally. Venus in the later degrees of Gemini can see relationships, finances, or social/interpersonal dynamics feeling somewhat confusing to navigate, with the possibility of two paths to choose from, one inherently more stable than the other, or perhaps it’s just that the path to greater levels of stability are as of yet unclear.  Things will begin to feel a bit more settled, safe, comfy and secure when Venus shifts signs at the end of the week. 


FRI JUL 15

The Moon is in Aquarius conjunct Saturn, square Uranus and trine Venus in Gemini. This can see some decisive moments that are perhaps unexpected or even liberating in some way. Social and interpersonal relationships can begin to feel a bit more defined or have clearer structures or boundaries, or in the very least, there is a strong desire for clarity and understanding around things. There may be some communications that can bring more clarity around things socially, interpersonally, creatively, or in relation to commercial or creative collaborations and endeavors. It can feel good to have more resolve or a clearer picture around expectations, customs, rules, limits, what’s what and who’s who. This can see opportunities to build bridges or trust. This can require setting certain boundaries, making certain things crystal clear, or having honest conversations. There may be a need to let something or someone go in order to get into alignment and create harmony.


SAT JUL 16

The Moon enters sensitive and spiritually inclined Pisces at 1:18 AM PST, where it sextile Mars in Taurus. This can see a sort of making peace with certain desires and releasing baggage, guilt, worry, or fears around laying claim to them and being true to ourselves in some way. It can feel like a certain weight is being lifted in some cases, and there can be a quiet build up of energy that can be cathartic. In some cases, this can involve relationships that are very spiritual in nature with the Moon conjunct Juno in Pisces. With great love comes great sacrifice, and there can be a lot of empathy and understanding around the dynamics involved, -but a person’s gotta do what a persons gotta do to make peace with certain matters and lay them to rest so that life can continue. The Sun and Mercury are both now in trine to Neptune, seeing an emotional release, and this can open the floodgates of communication in certain dynamics, or make it more comfortable to discuss certain feelings or topics. 



SUN JUL 17

The Moon in psychic Pisces trine’s the Sun and Mercury in emo Cancer while conjunct Neptune and Juno, and sextile Uranus, while also in harmonious contact with the dragons head and tail.  It goes on to sextile powerful Pluto as well. This can see illuminating discussions, downloads and even psychic experiences, serendipities and synchronicities. ESP can be especially active, and fate and destiny play a role in whatever is occurring now. This is an excellent day for paying attention to dreams, animal appearances, and Jungian signs and symbols. Great math for divinatory works and inner searching and processing. What is gleaned can have a powerful impact at subtle but potent levels. The nervous system can feel highly attuned and impressionable to surroundings and what is picked up in the ethers, and there can be some surprising insights. Discussing the feelings can be easier, and even therapeutic, bonding experiences are even possible and bridges of trust can be forming. For the most part, this seems like more of a private and reflective day of psychic release and emotional atonement, but connections are felt and experienced at a deep, subconscious and spiritual level. Venus enters sensitive and comfort seeking Cancer at 6: 32 PM PST. This augurs in a cycle where creature comforts and security become more important, and Venus will eventually motion to square Jupiter, seeing fragile, mutually beneficial and empowering new beginnings around which there is a great deal of enthusiasm, a lot of big feelings, and an odd balance between comfort, safety, coziness, passion and independence. This can be around home or family situations, relationships, emotions, or some other cozy arrangements that don't fail to take into account a mutual respect for autonomy, individuality, and the desire for self development and self cultivation. Something about this can be very different, innovative and almost surreal as this Venus cycle plays out.


Monday, July 4, 2022

ASTROLOGY FOR THE WEEK OF JUL 4-10 2022




MON JUL 4

Over the weekend, we had Mars in the final degrees of Aries, seeing some things come to a head around pinpointing our desires. The week kicks off with the Moon in Virgo, squaring Venus in Gemini, trine Uranus and opposite Neptune. This can see a lot of multitasking, with some pleasant distractions in between duties and things that need to get done. There can be some changes ringing in, and routines can be altered for one reason or another, perhaps to accommodate social occasions. There can be communications or short distance travels to keep up with. The Virgo Moon is detail oriented and focused on work or getting things done, but there can be a lot of daydreaming, creative reverie, or other distractions going on that make routines a little more pleasant. This evening see’s some shifts, the first one being the asteroid Pallas, moving into communicative Gemini at 8:16 PM PST, which emphasizes strategizing and planning around communications. Next, Mars enters Taurus at 11:04 PM PST, where Mars settles into whatever desires it set in it’s sights while in impassioned Aries, and focuses on slow and steady gains. Mercury, the planet of communications, heads into sensitive Cancer at 11:25 PM PST, which encourages more softness and vulnerability in communications, and makes it easier to connect from the heart, break the ice, or go beyond surface level in communications. So late tonight see’s some significant shifts settling in. 


TUES JUL 5

The Moon in Virgo conjunct the Part Of Fortune this morning while squaring Mercury, trine Pluto, and opposite Neptune can see some communications call our attention and there can be some fortunate occurrences. This can see some powerful exchanges, and we can be drawn to unusual people, situations or subjects. These maths can be disarming and can see walls melting between others. The Moon later goes on to oppose Jupiter, and this can see floodgates open in certain ways where details are shared or uncovered or we learn more about the inner workings or nitty gritty details going on behind something or someone. The Moon enters partnership oriented Libra at 3:25 PM PST, seeing a focus on harmonizing with others or forming consensus around collaborations or getting on the same page as others. This can see some expansive trends unfolding in regards to social or interpersonal connections. With Mars and Mercury both settling into their new placements, today can reflect these energetic shifts and change of emphasis, and we too can be acclimatizing to the energetic shifts. There can be an air of optimism around personal, social, creative or business connections, relationships or endeavors. 


WED JUL 6

The Moon in Libra squares the Sun in Cancer, trines Venus in Gemini, opposes Jupiter and Chiron. There can be pleasant things unfolding that can bring enthusiasm, there is also an air of vulnerability as emotions can be closer to the surface where perhaps they were more deeply submerged. There can be an emphasis here on getting more comfortable or cozy within certain exchanges or interactions, and with Jupiter in Aries, there can be something new about this, whether it’s letting new people into the fold, or relating to people in new ways, or getting more familiar and settled in to new dynamic situations. Mercury semisquare Uranus can see us venturing outside our comfort zone somehow when it comes to vulnerability, sharing, or letting our guard down in communications. This can see people relating in new ways or having illuminating conversations where we reveal more of our inner selves, but in lighthearted, playful ways that are comfortable, not claustrophobic or suffocating. The Moon trine Venus and opposite Jupiter can see a focus on pleasure, enjoyment, and opening up communications more freely, in the very least , there can be enthusiasm around new connections or agreements being reached around familiar ones. There can be a lot going on as well, but talks or communications can be abundant and flowering. There can be something a bit vulnerable about this, or there is a lot of sensitivity and empathy present as new understandings or insights are formed around social or interpersonal connections.


THURS JUL 7

The Moon in Libra is still trine Venus, but also trine Saturn and square Pluto. This can see new bridges being formed socially or interpersonally, and some powerful transformations can be underway or there are some intense or compelling undercurrents or pulls around this. The Moon goes on to oppose Mars, which can see a lot of passion and drive, perhaps some conflicts of will or interest to manage. Perhaps it’s just enthusiasm or excitement, but there may be a need to let off steam through being physically active or engaged in some other kind of energetically engaging pursuit. Certain things can be getting more solid between ourselves and others or new agreements are being reached or a consensus is being formed. There can be something spicy feeling or exciting about this, or there can be a subtle competitive feeling or tensions around areas where our will and those of others may be at odds, but there is a resolve and determination that refuses to give up on something we feel compelled to do, or interactions we feel compelled to engage in. Something is finding it’s feet here and growing roots, whether others agree with it or support it or not. The Moon enters uncompromising, do or die Scorpio at 10:15 PM PST, seeing a strong will around things we feel deeply about. 


FRI JUL 8

The Moon trine’s Mercury in Cancer while opposing Mars, and this can see conversations that really get to the heart of the matter and cut to the chase. These configurations are no longer content with surface level interactions, and there can be some intense exchanges or instinctual pulls under the surface driving things. These maths can be compelling, and there can be tensions under the surface and a desire to crack the ice around it. With the Moon in deep diving Scorpio opposite Mars in Taurus, desires can be strong, and perhaps deeply buried, but the Moon trine Cancer gently compels things to the surface. There is a lot of sensitivity and empathy here, and emotional connections or bonds can be forming. The Moon quincunx Jupiter can see an unusual degree of openness or candidness. The Moon goes on to oppose Uranus, suggesting surprising insights, shocks, changes or revelations, perhaps some big reveals, or revealing conversations. There can be something liberating or freeing about letting things out, or being more open. It can feel like a cathartic emotional release.


SAT JUL 9

The Moon in Scorpio is trine the Sun in Cancer and Neptune in Pisces, while squaring Saturn, opposite Uranus, and sextile Pluto. This can see some powerful undercurrents and changes going on under the surface. We can be going with the flow of the current, and the lunar square to Saturn shows a need for resilience and tenacity. Perhaps this has to do with overcoming inhibitions, outdated rules, boundaries or restrictions that we may have become all to accustomed to being there. In other cases, this can represent a boundary, perhaps even a fierce protection of whatever compels us, lest intruders try to interfere, rain on our parade, or get in the way. In either case, there can be some changes unfolding that can feel cathartic, natural, compelling, and medicinal to the soul. A lunar sextile to Pluto and trine to Neptune dissolves barriers and encourages deep contact, or in the very least can see things impact us at profound levels as we can be more sensitive to subtle cues or nuance in the environment. There can also be much to reflect on, and in certain cases, the day can be focused inward on private reflections and deep inner changes going on under the surface that impact certain dynamics. There can be something positive unfolding to look forward to.


SUN JUL 10

The Moon enters adventurous and philosophical Sagittarius at 1:34 AM, where it forms a trine to Jupiter. This can see an emotionally freeing atmosphere, with an air of expansiveness, enthusiasm and excitement. There is a lot of generosity in today’s configurations as well, and with the Sun conjunct Mercury in Cancer, sextile Uranus and trine Neptune, things unfolding can touch us deeply or be emotionally enriching to the the soul, and there can be surprising changes or revelations that accompany this. It’s emotionally very freeing. These maths can see people getting more comfortable with certain feelings that they may have previously been at odds with or fought to suppress. It can feel healing and liberating to reach a more authentic and comfortable relationship to whatever this is, and there can be a candidness and honesty here that boosts morale and encourages others to also free themselves in this way in turn. The Moon trines Chiron as well, seeing emotional courage and a lot of empathy. Entering new territory emotionally or otherwise can feel exciting and even therapeutic, and the Moon/Jupiter contact suggests a bogus learning journey and an enthusiasm around all things that expand the consciousness and mental, emotional and spiritual horizons. Certain bridges can be becoming more solid over the coming days, while in some ways, others are naturally dissolving. 




Monday, June 27, 2022

ASTROLOGY FOR THE WEEK OF JUN 27-JULY 3 2022




MON JUN 27

We begin the week with the Moon in Gemini conjunct Mercury, square Neptune and Juno and trine Saturn. This can see a busy and disciplined energy, while there may be some confusion, uncertainty or misunderstandings interpersonally, especially as Neptune slows down and will station retrograde tomorrow. The Moon later goes on to sextile Mars, which gives more energy, drive, and determination to focus on the tasks at hand and get things done in spite of potentially distracting elements. There can be a lot of communications to manage. With Uranus sextile Juno, relationships can be points of illumination and can be changeable, exciting and very independent.  With the Sun in security oriented Cancer squaring Jupiter in Aries, this can see a challenge to integrate new ways of creating security or dealing with the emotions. New chapters are being started, and with Uranus sextile Juno and conjunct the North Node, fated changes are underway. Relationships that aren’t fostered on mutual independence, individuality and shared values could be a bit challenged, or call for overhaul, revision or adaptability. Relationships in general can be points of growth spurts or challenge people out of their comfort zones, which can be a catalyst to emotional growth. The Moon goes void of course at 7:38 PM PST, seeing a good time to reflect prior to the energy of the New Moon in Cancer tomorrow.


TUES JUN 28

The moon enters comfort seeking Cancer at 4:53 AM PST, where it conjuncts the Sun, and opposes Jupiter. This can see some big feels, and with Venus sextile Jupiter, optimism can be felt around social, interpersonal, financial or creative endeavors. Mars sextile Saturn see’s a driven and ambitious energy. Look to the area of your whole sign natal chart ruled by Cancer to see what area you are making way for a new beginning and writing a new chapter. The New Moon is exact at 7 degrees Cancer at 7: 52 PM PST. This decan of Cancer is ruled by the 2 of cups in the tarot. This decan speaks of mutually nurturing relationships, where neither party is depleted, but both are nurtured, enhanced and exalted into their highest forms and potential selves. Both are complete in and of themselves, and come together in mutual vibrational synnergy, complimenting the gifts, strengths and weaknesses of the other. The Moon is in her dignity here, and this can bring to light buried hungers. Neptune stations retrograde today, which can see some confusion around a buried but deeply cherished dream, ideal, or fantasy, with Neptune sextile Pluto. With Mars also tightly squaring Pluto, to be exact in a couple days time, desires can be strongly felt, and there is a relentlessly driven energy that is laser focused on it’s goal. This can also see compulsivity, or something about our goals or desires can both hypnotically entice, frighten and intimidate us. This energy is intended to facilitate deep transformations for completely new chapters. The New Moon squaring Jupiter, while Venus is sextile Jupiter can see a great deal of optimism, expansiveness, courage, and motivation to clear the decks and pioneer into new, adventurous territory. This can be socially, interpersonally, creatively, or financially. Certain emotions can come to the surface or be a point of focus at this New Moon. 


WED JUN 29

The Moon in Cancer still conjunct the Sun, sextile’s Uranus today while squaring Chiron in Aries and trine Juno. This can see some surprising revelations, or certain feelings or instincts can surface or be more difficult to ignore. There can be a nervous excitement here, but also some vulnerability as there may be something new or unprecedented going on. There can be a drive here to take a calculated risk emotionally or something can come up that can be illuminating or exciting, but perhaps catch us off guard. There’s an element of surprise and the unexpected here. As the day progresses, the Moon forms a sextile to Neptune which can see ESP highly active, and the sensory perceptions highly attuned. This can lower defenses or dissolve barriers or there may simply be a lot to take in and reflect upon. Ideals are highly activated, and this math is highly sensitive to nuance. Jupiter conjunct Chiron gives more courage and adventurousness around issues that previously made us feel weak or vulnerable, and this can be very conducive to healing. The evening see’s the Moon squaring Mars and opposite Pluto. This can see some underlying intensity, and passions can border on frustration, or there can be a thick tension underlying certain interactions that catalyzes movement or taking some kind of action. Desires can be intensely felt, and there can be a drive to make something happen.


THURS JUN 30

The Moon spends the majority of today in Cancer until early evening, seeing a build up of tension and drive around things that may be deeply buried or sublimated (Moon trine Neptune and opposite Pluto). This shadow must be openly confronted and integrated. With the Moon sextile Pallas, this can see planning and strategy in play around a cherished hope or dream. The Moon enters Leo at 5:40 PM PST, seeing courage and optimism build. Here, the Moon trines Jupiter, seeing intense drives or strong pulls feel more comfortable to come to the surface and find an outlet. This can see the weekend begin on a fun seeking, brave and optimistic note, making it easier to be warm, expressive, playful and to take some positive risks. Mars and Pluto perfect their square tonight and tomorrow at 27 degrees. This can see strong, buried drives and passions seek an integration.


FRI JUL 1

The Moon in Leo sextile’s Venus, trine’s Jupiter, and Chiron, going on to square Uranus. Needless to say, this math looks exciting and fun, and there may be some very encouraging trends. There’s a more daring energy available here and there can be encouragement around things that maybe have been a bit intimidating to us. Mars and Pluto are in a perfected square at 27 degrees today, which can see repressed drives and shadows come to the surface demanding an outlet or seeking acknowledgement, expression, and integration into the conscious will. These maths can see people feeling less held back and constrained by fears, insecurity or inhibition. There can be some celebrations going on as well, or in the very least, something to feel very happy about, with the Moon in playful Leo making such gorgeous aspects to Venus and Jupiter. Some very pleasant surprises can also be a part of the picture. These maths are pretty spicy, creative, fun, and even flirtatious. It’s a let your hair down, “yolo” kind of vibe that can feel very freeing and encouraging around things that there was maybe some fear around. With the Sun squaring Chiron amidst all this, there is still some vulnerability, but these maths are encouraging and can cause people to enjoy the challenge of being more playful, courageous and brave. Overall, this looks to be a pleasantly exciting day, with some unexpected but perhaps very happy surprises. 


SAT JUL 2

The Moon in Leo opposes Saturn, sextile’s Mercury, squares Uranus and trine’s Mars and Chiron today. There may be a bit of inhibition, or it’s possible that certain boundaries are being laid down while other avenues are being opened up. Another way of articulating this math is an “extended release”, or a controlled release. If something has been buried, denied or sublimated a long time, it carries quite a lot of power, so perhaps there’s a lot of restraint going on in the midst of what’s also a motivated push forward. This is another unpredictable and surprising day. The lunar/Saturn opposition can also see an unexpected retreat or halt after a brave or courageous move, or some other blockages that may cause some temporary doubts or inhibitions, but the Moon in Leo trudges onward like a brave little toaster. The Moon/Mercury aspect can see it easier to express the feelings or even the affections, but conversely, it’s important to have a sense of others boundaries and try not to ignore warning signs that something may not get a desired response, or in the very least, an instantaneous one. On the other hand, this can see a forward motion in certain dynamics or initiatives with a simultaneous halt on others, or a need to balance responsibility with fun, enjoyment or pleasure. 


SUN JUL 3

The Moon enters detail oriented Virgo at 5:31 AM PST, squaring Venus in Gemini. This can see an evaluation of priorities, projects, or relationships and a sort of “taking stock”. There can be a nervous perfectionism to this configuration, and there can also be a motivation to be of service to others somehow. The Moon in Virgo squaring Venus can also see some critical evaluations of ourselves as well, or a desire to make improvements. The Moon goes on to sextile the Sun, shedding light on problem areas or things that require our nurturing and attention, within ourselves, environments, or relationships to others. There is a humility here that can be very self effacing and self sacrificing. This can allow for new approaches and perspectives. In some cases, these configurations can have people wondering if they are “good enough” for this or that, or whether they are truly deserving. There may also be some preparations underway for some changes and transformations that are unfolding socially or interpersonally. Don’t let perfectionism trip you up.