Monday, February 17, 2020

Astrology For The Week Of Feb 17-23 2020.

Monday begins with the Moon in broad minded, philosophical Sagittarius, squaring Neptune and sextile Juno. As the day progresses and the Moon heads into the later degrees of the Centaur, it builds a conjunction to Mars, and a trine to Uranus. With Mercury now retrograde and conjunct Neptune, certain things can feel ill defined, uncertain, and open ended. The Moon sextile to Juno and square Neptune today suggests that this lack of definition, confusion, or uncertainty, can be felt by many people primarily interpersonally, in regards to relationships. The Moon in Sagittarius strives to maintain optimism and faith under what could otherwise feel to be some rather demoralizing or confusing circumstances that can have people feeling somewhat at sea. Conversely, the planetary line up in Capricorn tries to remain grounded in reality and practicality, and encourages us to throw our energy into endeavors that we can count on to provide realizable results in direct proportion to our efforts. The link between Mars and Uranus suggests some sort of reform is underway, and this can see a lot of leveling up for people. After the spaced out Mars/Neptune square while Mars was still in Sagittarius, we can be keen to make improvements and recapture our motivation, drive, and physical vitality. It also suggests a lot of innovation and “making things up as we go.” Many people are entering territory so new to them that they don’t know quite what to expect. With Mercury now retrograde in Pisces, it might be wise to hold off on making any important commitments, promises, or backing anyone else into a corner to do the same, as much is in flux. Emotions, mental states, and communications can be delicate, impressionable, and sensitive to subtlety. A little goes a long way, and the stellium in Capricorn alludes to the value of patience and the art of giving things time. There will be a lot of impressions to take in from the ethers, via communications, dreams, reflections, and our own subconscious, throughout Mercury’s transit through Pisces. This is a delicate process that shouldn’t be artificially or forcibly expedited. Venus in Aries squaring Jupiter in Capricorn wants everything yesterday, and is definitely in search of more happiness, pleasure and fulfillment. Remind yourself often that what is intended for you will come to you, if you find the lack of clarity and definition of Mercury rx in Pisces, and the discipline, hard work, patience, stoicism, and “stiff upper lip” required of the Cap stellium in the face of all that, to be messing with your head. (It’s gonna mess with us all I can fucking guarantee this.) But there’s a lot of compassion to be found in the notion that we’re all actually in the same boat, (and nobody actually really knows what they’re even doing.) We’re all just doing the best we can. Interpersonally speaking, the more skillfully that we are manning our own ships, taking care of our own side of the street, managing our own problems and issues, tending to our own responsibilities, and committed to our own personal growth and development, the more likely it is for relations with others to go along in pleasant, constructive, and even healing ways. Today can definitely see a desire to make things happen begin to build. These are some pretty adventurous, pioneering configurations that cry out for change and something to feel hopeful, positive, and excited about, but we can also feel a bit uncertain, out on a limb, or vulnerable to the seeming instability, fluctuation, or just “foreign elements” of situations, circumstances, or people. Big learning curves. Best advice through any muck or fuckery is to focus on making the absolute best out of everything you *do* have personal control over, and focus extra hard on that if/when you find yourself tripping balls over any unknowns, shady business, or things, people, or situations that may seem less than ideal, but aren’t within your dominion of control to change. Perhaps say the serenity prayer and remind yourself everybody is doing the best they can with the cards they’ve been dealt. In the absence of concrete, factual information, or the presence of deception, evasion, uncertainty, confusion, or fugazi, -cling to whatever hard facts you do have at your disposal. “When I get exercise, I feel good and handle stress better. When I put in more effort at work, I make more money. When I say encouraging, constructive things to myself, I feel better.” Sit on your collection of precious hard facts like it’s your personal island of sanity.


Today see’s the Moon in Capricorn conjunct Mars and Jupiter, trine Uranus, and square Chiron and Venus in Aries. Needless to say, we could feel more than ready to initiate some big changes. This Cap stellium is amazing for making life affirming reforms. The Sun will head into Pisces later this evening around 9 PM PST, signaling a time of endings, release, and reflection, while we simultaneously embark on some pretty major life overhauls with the powerful Capricorn stellium leading the way. Venus in Aries could see some impatience, but it’s probably wise to slow down and try to reign in certain impulses to push or force things ahead, as with Mercury now retrograde in elusive Pisces, and Mars trine Uranus in Capricorn, things could change and then change again, unexpected things can crop up, or new information could reveal itself, so it’s a good idea to make sure you have all the facts and understand all the fine print before making any major decisions or commitments that aren’t easy to back out of. Certain things may require a “wait and see” approach. Today actually looks somewhat exciting, creative, and grounded, and there can be a renewed enthusiasm to really get back on track or “back in the saddle” about something. We can feel quietly optimistic about putting our energy into new, exciting endeavors, creative directions, or picking something back up, dusting it off, and making a renewed commitment to it. Evening time see’s a lunar sextile to Mercury rx, which could bring in some news, or unexpected communications, or simply a wave of inspiration, illumination, or insight that can subtly boost optimism or faith levels around something important to us. With the lunar squares to both Venus and Chiron, it’s no doubt that certain things, perhaps interpersonally, have us feeling a bit challenged or vulnerable, and can require us to really dip into our reserve of courage, but with this stellium in Cap at the wheel, such courage, determination, and inner solidity can feel much easier to muster. The Sun in Pisces sextile Uranus suggests that inspired insights, strokes of genius, psychic impressions from out of the blue, dreams, and time spent in reflection, can all offer valuable signposts and guidance that can assist in finding our footing as we step into new directions, or look at old things or situations in a new way. There’s definitely a strong desire to make powerful changes from the inside out in this math, and there’s a lot of creativity available within it.

Today see’s the Moon in Capricorn sextile Mercury and Neptune in Pisces, square Venus in Aries, and conjunct Jupiter, Saturn, and Pluto in Cap. This can actually see some really inspired transformations taking place from deep within, and some deep insights can be gleaned, as well as some intense communications or impressions. There is a strange mixture between realism and high idealism in the picture. Many things are still in the imaginal stages, but we can see some inspired and determined actions towards very specific goals, transformations, and reforms. Our enthusiasm can be spurred on by others, and impatience (Venus in Aries), can be funneled into enthusiasm and drive towards self directed initiatives, improving our own lot, and building courage. The planets in Cap encourage us to keep our feet on the ground, cultivate self discipline, and maintain a sense of realism, while the Pisces/Neptune influences encourage us to dream big. Because Mercury is retrograde in Pisces conjunct Neptune, there can be a tendency to entertain delusions or go off at mental tangents, or foray off into fantasies that are completely out of touch with reality, or to see things through a rose colored lens. This can be great for the arts and excellent fodder for imaginative pursuits, but take care not to base major decisions off of seeing and hearing only what you want to see and hear, as the repercussions later can create some complications that could be difficult or awkward to unravel or reverse. Realism and dealing in actual facts (and not simply painting white roses red) is extra important right now. The stellium in Cap demands Tegrity(TM.) The tendency towards delusion and deception (self deception as well as deceptiveness of others) is rather high with Mercury backtracking here. Otherwise, it’s really positive for increasing compassion, lowering walls and defenses, and stimulating the imaginative and emotional processes. Todays math see’s our feet on the ground, while our head is in the clouds. There can be a flood of inspiration, and inspiring communications that transpire today. There’s an intensity to this math as well as a certain “weirdness” and unconventionality. When I look at this math though, as grounded and practical as the Cap stellium is, I can’t help but hear the word “inspiration.” There’s definitely something inspired happening here, and it does also make me think of Alice In Wonderland, as things are definitely also a bit…out there, there’s a strangeness, and surreality to it all. Venus in Aries square Jupiter has an itch to scratch and is in a low key fevered pursuit of happiness and pleasure. This can drive people to make premature moves or decisions if they aren’t cautious, but it can also bring a lot of enthusiasm and motivation where it may have been lacking before. This looks like a productive and inspiring day, and a lot of changes or unexpected surprises could be on their way.

This morning begins on a somewhat somber, if subtly destabilized or “shook” vibe, with the Moon in late Capricorn conjunct Saturn and Pluto, and building a square to Uranus. Around noon, the Moon shifts into unconventional Aquarius, and forms a sextile to Chiron in Aries. There can be a lot that is unexpected, bizarre, or just plain weird about what’s happening now, and a lot can be going on under the radar, but there’s something about it that can increase confidence and courage levels. But there’s also perhaps a lot of unanswered questions, mysteries, or unknowns. We may relish a challenge, and “bucking the norm.” There’s a rebelliousness, and detached independence to this math that appears to be attempting to fuse the past and the future together somehow, or break away from constraints in the name of self interest. Calculated risks. The Sun in Pisces conjunct Mercury retrograde, and sextile Mars in Capricorn, and Uranus in Taurus suggests there’s a LOT to reflect upon in regards to risks we could be considering taking or the potential directions we could head in. Much can feel as if we’re standing on shifting sands or as if new information could come to our attention at any moment and change everything. It could feel exciting and stimulating actually, but also somewhat unstable. With Mars trine Uranus though, it’s clear we need a change, and both of these planets in methodical earth signs encourages slow, patient and innovative changes and reforms, as opposed to impulsive, bogus, or half cocked moves. The foundations have to be solid and correct, so it’s good to reflect rather than simply react, to make sure we have our facts straight. 


Today see’s the Moon in detached, cerebral, unorthodox Aquarius form a sextile to Venus in impulsive, passionate Aries. This can see some…weird, unexpected interpersonal experiences. A lunar trine to Juno (also retrograde), suggests past alliances can factor in somehow, or that something about present situations is putting a new or illuminating spin on our interpersonal past. Venus in Aries is about new beginnings, relationally, financially, or in regards to pleasure, abundance, love, beauty, and all the good things in life. We can be feeling to be in a strange and experimental place as the weekend kicks off, and perhaps willing to give something or someone “odd” a go, or to take a new approach to an old relationship or situation, or just interpersonally in general. Something unusual about our circumstances may push us to make some unconventional choices in the pursuit of happiness and pleasure. With the Moon in Aquarius, there’s an emotional detachment here, and a tendency to run the feelings through a lot of intellectual analysis, but in spite of this, the sextile to Venus can see the opportunity for some warm, charming social interactions or interpersonal exchanges. Because Mercury is retrograde in Pisces, it’s as if the feelings are playing “catch up”. Venus in Aries places the emphasis on the passions, and their apparent immediacy, while the Moon in Aquarius tends to connect best emotionally via an intellectual rapport and a shared vision. There’s a subtle impatience or mental/emotional restlessness that can be detected via a lunar semisquare to Mars in Capricorn, but there’s a clear emphasis on exploring future possibilities. Today can see some interesting, odd, but pleasant experiences and exchanges. Much can be very surprising, weird, and unconventional right now. 

Saturday see’s the Moon in Aquarius until late evening, and doesn’t form any exact aspects except an out of sign conjunction with the Sun in Pisces in preparation for tomorrows New Moon. With the Sun forming aspects to Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Uranus, it’s clear there’s a lot to take in and reflect upon. This is a loopy vibe, and the Sun shines a light on various urges, drives, desires, communications, blockages, and changes that have been transpiring. With the North and South nodes both in positive contact to the Sun and Mercury in Pisces, this represents an important, if fated, juncture. The Sun’s contact to Uranus in combination with it’s trine to the North Node in Cancer suggests a making peace with the past somehow, doing something differently, approaching it differently, not necessarily in the way that is comfortable, habitual, or familiar,  but in the way that is necessary for continued healing and growth. The New Moon tomorrow can usher in some kind of cathartic release. Late tonight, the Moon enters sensitive and intuitive Pisces, conjunct the Sun, Mercury, and sextile Uranus. The psychic ethers can be lit, and we’re called to release our grip and embrace a new, more enlightened perspective on things. Radical acceptance. Meditation, reflection, and spiritual pursuits can be grounding and soothing. 


Today see’s the new moon in Pisces conjunct the Sun, Mercury, and Neptune, and sextile Mars in Capricorn and Uranus in Taurus. These configurations speak of surrender, release, radical acceptance, compassion, forgiveness, letting go of attachment to outcomes, while also simultaneously working patiently and diligently towards positive and dynamic change and deep transformation and reform. New Moons are about new beginnings and planting seeds. In the case of this one, in the middle of a Mercury retrograde, it’s more like a major soil rehabilitation. We’ve got to release old, outworn, limited patterns of thinking, behaving, perceiving, and communicating, in order for the seeds we plant to bear the nutritious, delicious, edible fruits of our dreams later. This day has a dreamy, inspired, reflective, imaginative, sensitive, mostly passive, mellow, soft and impressionable vibe that is well suited for contemplation, relaxation, spiritual, healing, or artistic pursuits. The channels for communication are also wide open as well, and there can be some compassionate exchanges and even seemingly telepathic links. We can be really sensitive and impressionable to what we hear, see, and feel, which can have us tend towards passivity or solitude. Later on, Mercury sextiles Mars which can make communications more forthright and bring us more out of our shells to share whatever psychic impressions we’ve been reflecting on. This can see some soulful and passionate exchanges.

Thanks for reading. Stay curious fam. See you next Monday.

Monday, February 10, 2020

Astrology For The Week Of Feb 10-16 2020.

After a full Moon in dramatic and expressive Leo, we begin the week on a more “back to basics” note, with the Moon in Virgo. With the Moon opposite Mercury and Neptune in Pisces, and trine Uranus in Taurus, Jupiter in Capricorn, and later, Pluto and Saturn, the need for discernment, elimination, and to simplify matters that may have felt convoluted, unclear, or out of control, and to innovate a new, clear path forward amidst rather confusing, bemusing, or highly unconventional circumstances, -can be very apparent. The Virgo lunation seeks to bring order to disorder in the name of purification. The trine to Jupiter in Capricorn can see us derive a sense of calm, optimism, centeredness, and security via efforts towards simplification and elimination. Striving towards a reduction of chaos, entropy, uncertainty, unnecessary confusion, delusions, and illusions appears to be the goal of these particular configurations. This would seem apropos, as Mercury due to station retrograde on Sunday, to spend an unusually long time in the slippery sign of Pisces (through to April), it would be wise to simplify your life as much as possible. Mercury is in it’s detriment in Pisces and at it’s least logical and rational here, so much can feel up in the air, unclear, unsorted, and in flux, during this long, highly reflective, fugazi of a Mercury cycle. So this Virgo lunation in the first portion of the week is of particular importance and should be viewed as an opportunity to prepare, -by drastically simplifying things for yourself as much as humanly possible. Todays math illustrates a shift in direction, a shift in priorities, and a powerful focus and determination to stay on track in spite of some extremely confusing, bewildering, distracting, dissolving, deceptive, spaced out, and otherwise tricksy, uncertain influences. There is a quiet optimism in these configurations that suggests that although certain things may not have gone down as planned, and certain hopes may have been dashed, there are some unanticipated possibilities or potentialities emerging within a silver lining that we may not have even considered, and this can create a feeling of cautious, but steadily growing optimism. With Venus now in impatient Aries, and Mars in the last degrees of Sagittarius, due to shift into Capricorn this Sunday, -the need to take some kind of action that will drastically change the whole damn game- will continue to build throughout this week. 


Today begins with the Moon in late Virgo square Mars in Sagittarius and trine Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn. This can see the day start on a somewhat energized, if rather anxious, nervous, potentially nit picky note. The Moon in Virgo tends to zoom in on problem areas and can be prone to worry, perfectionism, or being overly critical of self or others. Simultaneously, this can be very catalyzing energy towards really making improvements and taking care of business, and the lunar trines to Saturn and Pluto provide a lot of discipline and determination to “clean everything up”, and get rid of any unnecessary bullshit clogging up the works. There can be an impatience to cut to the chase and get to the pure essence of things, or a desire to get everything “perfect”, fucking yesterday. We may wrestle with doubts or simply anxiety over what could go wrong, feel anxious to improve ourselves and/or certain situations or circumstances, but otherwise this is potentially a very productive energy. Later on in the afternoon, the Moon heads into partnership oriented Libra to oppose Venus and Chiron in Aries.  This places emphasis upon our interactions with others, which can produce some feelings of vulnerability and impatience. A lunar quincunx to Uranus in Taurus can see us nervous and excitable, but also somewhat impulsive. Whatever is going on now interpersonally can see people feeling highly sensitive to the undercurrents within relationship dynamics. As Mars in late Sagittarius inches closer towards Capricorn it builds a square with Chiron in Aries, which suggests that the coming Mars cycle can see people feeling really “out on a limb”, perhaps asserting themselves and then feeling somewhat vulnerable afterwards while they wait for the results or response, as Mars in Capricorn is about the long game, and patient, consistent effort and determination towards a goal. So things may take some time, and this need for patience can test peoples confidence levels, as results will not be instant. The progress made during this oncoming cycle (Mars moves into Cap on Sunday), will be slow, deep, and meaningful.

Todays astrological special is the Moon in Libra opposite Venus in Aries and square Jupiter in Capricorn, while Mars begins to build a sextile to the Sun in Aquarius. This can see cautious optimism along with a growing desire to move things along, or at least begin to think about potential future actions. There could be something unconventional about whatever is unfolding interpersonally, and things can take time and patience, and require a realistic outlook and keeping your feet on the ground. Mercury conjunct Neptune can make this challenging at times, as this creates a mental and communicative landscape that can veer between poetic, idealistic and dreamy, to foggy, misty and nebulous. Tests of faith. Faith in ourselves, faith in others, faith in the universe as a whole. It could also test our very sense of direction. They say anxiety is thinking too much of the future, and depression is thinking too much of the past, so keeping our feet planted firmly on the ground in the here and now will be key to curbing impatience and making steady progress towards realistic, realizable goals. The needs of ourselves and those of others, or simply envisioning how/where/when others can be factored into our lives while still keeping our own ships afloat can be a theme in todays mathscape. The lunar trine to the Sun in Aquarius, and a square to Pluto in Capricorn later this evening highlights visions of the possible futures, and all the how’s, who’s, when’s, what’s, and where’s that realizing certain visions, and bringing things into fruition, will involve. We can be feeling somewhat intense around certain things, and there can be a lot that’s under the surface. It could feel that a lot is at stake. This will take balance, harmonization, cooperation, diplomacy, patience, and cohesion to navigate.

Today begins with the Moon in late Libra conjunct Juno, trine the Sun, sextile Mars, square Saturn and Pluto, and growing in opposition to Uranus in Taurus. It could be that people could feel a growing desire to penetrate a veneer of nicety and move things into deeper territory, or push something/someone off of a fence. It could also be that recent interpersonal shifts and initiatives have given much to chew on. Early evening see’s the Moon move into deep, and emotionally intense Scorpio to oppose Uranus, where we could ask more probing questions of ourselves or others, or pull back in an attempt to detach in order to reflect and absorb any and all recent revelations. It’s all been quite a lot to take in. The Moon/Uranus opposition can see emotional restlessness, and the emotions and instinctual nature in general can be intense, changeable, volatile, or surprising. Sensitivity can be very heightened, and people are simply more likely to behave like freaks under this configuration, (be forewarned.) There can be some intense or surprising communications, revelations, powerful synchronicities, or things revealed over the next few days under the curious and investigative Scorpio lunation that can take things into an odd or experimental direction. 


Happy Valentines day. <3 Today can see some unexpected but perhaps pleasant surprises with the Scorpio Moon trine Venus and Neptune in Pisces, and opposite Uranus. Mars in the last degrees of Sagittarius building a trine to Uranus in Taurus could see some bold, experimental, and innovative initiatives and calculated risks being taken over the coming months. With both the Moon and Mercury in trine to the north node in Cancer, this suggests backtracking in some way, perhaps there is something valuable in the past that could do with a second, perhaps more thoughtful analysis and assessment. A deeper introspection upon something we may have left behind may be called for, in order to forge a path to the future. These configurations also call us to be vulnerable in some way and to step deeper into the feelings. Later a lunar sextile to Jupiter can make us feel fortunate and perhaps more settled and optimistic emotionally. The channels of communication can also be wide open and it’s possible to communicate much and extract a great deal of information and emotional impressions from seemingly very little, or right out of thin air. The veil between ourselves and others can feel much thinner. Being that it’s valentines day, it’s also possible that there can be some touching gestures or exchanges between others, some of which may be quite unexpected. There could also be a lot of wistfulness or longing for something or someone that feels to be missing, or some very romanticized ideals around something or someone. These are some pretty beautiful configurations for creativity, inspiration, and imaginative or aesthetic expression as well. Words spoken or impressions received can touch us deeply under todays math, and the emotional and instinctual landscape is rich and highly nuanced. 

Today see’s the Moon in late Scorpio square the Sun in Aquarius, and trine Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn. Mars in the final degree of Sagittarius sextile the Sun in Aquarius suggests preparation for future actions, and our eyes can very much be on a distant horizon. Whatever is going on now can definitely be pushing a comfort zone, require a lot of innovation, and “buck the expected norm” in some way (Moon square Sun,) but oddly, we can also feel emotionally settled and actually really comfortable about this. Even more odd, considering Venus is in Aries, we can even feel some sense of satisfaction from being..(*GASP!*) patient. By the time evening arrives, the Moon heads into adventurous and optimistic Sagittarius to trine Chiron in Aries. This can see us feeling more courage and optimism. Although, with Mercury about to station retrograde tomorrow, nothing is yet set in stone, but we can definitely be feeling more positive and less risk averse about the possibilities opening up for us, and this increased openness  can invite a lot of potential for healing-even if nothing seems to make any GOTTAYUM sense-(and chances are, it reaaaally fucking doesn’t and we’re all kind of just making this up as we go along, and could be questioning absolutely everything right about now.) Welcome to Wonderland. Enjoy your stay.

Today see’s the Moon in curious and explorative Sagittarius square Mercury and Neptune in Pisces, and trine Venus and Chiron in Aries. There is an innocence and naivety to these configurations that is just adorable, -but also a tad precarious and somewhat nebulous. Fortunately, Mars moves into Capricorn today, where it is exalted. Here, Mars is wise, mature, discerning, energetically economical, congruent, resilient, patient, determined and sturdy. This will help to mitigate the childlike romantic idealism, impulsiveness, impressionability, or wishy washy confusion of the other configurations. Mercury stations retrograde today around 4 PM PST, taking us on an extended reflective and nostalgic journey through the feelings, the unconscious, and the psychological processes. It’s a lot to unpack and examine. A lot of things from the past can resurface for reexamination. Todays configurations can actually see us longing for what we feel to be were simpler times, and there could be a desire to recapture or revitalize something that was lost. The lunar square to Mercury in Pisces as it stations retrograde can have us seeing things through a very subjective lens, so it’s important to make extra effort to ensure we’re viewing things realistically and operating under a factual pretense, as it can be very easy to let our imaginations become carried away in fantasies. But that need not be a bad thing, as these configurations can produce some inspired feelings, and we can feel motivated by the idea of love, beauty, creativity, and pleasure. With Mars now in Capricorn, we can be readying ourselves to work up the confidence to take some decisive actions and make some serious, and innovative power moves next week, beginning as soon as Monday. 

Thanks for reading! Stay curious fam. I’ll see you next Monday.

Monday, February 3, 2020

Astrology For The Week Of Feb 3-9 2020.

We begin the week with the Moon in communicative, multitasking Gemini, squaring up to Mercury which has just entered Pisces as of this morning.  This suggests that there could be some conflicting emotional information to sort out, decipher, and attempt to make some sense of. These configurations can see Monday get off to a groggy, spaced out start that can make it a bit difficult to concentrate and focus. Mercury in Pisces isn’t exactly well suited for logical undertakings that require rational analysis and sticking to the facts, and is more disposed towards the imaginal realms. Any fugazi experienced recently due to Mars in Sagittarius square to Neptune can feel somewhat magnified today. A lunar trine to the Sun in Aquarius later on encourages an elevated emotional detachment from any vexing riddles or foggy territory for the time being. (The mere act of thinking straight is undermined enough as it is.)  There will be plenty of time to venture down Mercury’s rabbit hole as it will spend a longer than usual time in Pisces due to the upcoming retrograde. It will station retrograde on Feb 16th at 12 degrees Pisces. This particular Mercury cycle will attempt to make sense of feelings, impressions, and other such emotional mysteries, to decipher fact from fiction, hopes and fears from delusion, and release any psychological detritus that blocks a clear path forward. Mercury in Pisces can offer a lot of good creative fodder, psychic impressions, spiritual experiences, and generally bring feelings closer to the surface and heighten sensitivity.


Today see’s the Gemini Moon trine the Sun in Aquarius, opposite Mars in Sagittarius, and square to Neptune. So yea, interpersonally, things might be a bit of a confusing mess, but again, the lunar trine to detached Aquarius places a gentle hand on the shoulder and just say’s “stay above it. Don’t let it get to you, keep your head about you.”  The Moon opposite Mars can feel kind of frustrating, pressured, or scattered, or magnify a feeling of being blocked somehow, whether by internal resistances or external circumstances. This can create a sort of antsy feeling, but can also serve as a sort of "charge". The squares to Neptune can make it feel like all efforts come to naught and can feel somewhat demotivating at times, like funneling energy, passion, drive, or enthusiasm into a black hole. This will pass. If you’re feeling all “at sea”, just try to stay focused on your own goals that don’t require input, participation, or reliability from anyone else, because there is actually a lot of energy and motivation available, and a lot of compassion as well. The Moon/ Mars opposition can be kind of grumpy, argumentative, and irritable, so if you find that your own will is in conflict with that of others, just try and channel this into some kind of physical activity or do something to help you let off steam. Later in the evening, a lunar square to Venus in Pisces highlights subtle interpersonal tensions, or confusion, perhaps regarding being in two minds about something or someone, or simply a lack of clarity. It can also be really imaginative and idealistic, really good for creativity, aesthetics, and the arts. However, it’s clear in this math that something is a bit maddening or confusing, and it’s possible that any attempt at confrontation or communication around it would probably only make it even more slippery for the time being. Conversely, this could also be catalyzing, inspiring, and stimulating, especially creatively or spiritually, and could even produce some pleasant experiences interpersonally, or some imaginative ideas if you're an artist or musician. Venus and Neptune are both about making life more beautiful, and prefer to avoid anything harsh or unpleasant. Perhaps tomorrow would be better suited to approach any delicate, sensitive, or awkward topics if you've got a bone to pick with someone. For now, maybe just pull a John Lennon and Let It Be. 

Today, the Moon shifts into emo Cancer around 11 AM PST. This see’s the Moon square Chiron in Aries, sextile Uranus in Taurus, and most importantly, trine Mercury in Pisces. This combined with Venus and Mars no longer in square to one another, and Venus and Saturn in harmonious sextile, suggests that people may find it easier to broach certain topics or express certain feelings that have been difficult to discuss or articulate before. These configurations also suggest we could receive some unexpected or surprising news or communications. Something could come to light that perhaps illuminates  or enlightens us to something that maybe we were previously unaware of. This is a bit of a “confession” type mathscape. The lunar square to Chiron suggests a lot of vulnerability, and perhaps not everything is easy peasy to talk about or reveal (or have revealed to you.) But the positive side is that dialogue is flowing where it perhaps wasn’t before. People could be getting some things off their chests under these configurations, and there could be some surprising things uttered. People can be more apt to talk about their feelings, and this can take emotions into new or surprising directions. With Venus in the late degrees of Pisces and getting closer to Aries (and Chiron), and with a full Moon around the corner in Leo, much right now is all about building up courage and confidence for new beginnings. Today some sort of floodgate is opened that makes it easier for people to open up emotionally and otherwise, and there is a lot of receptivity and compassion available, even if what comes to light isn’t 100 percent easy to swallow or deal with.  These configurations definitely show an element of surprise, and can help bring awareness to where it was lacking before. Perhaps light is shed on matters that have seemed mysterious or confusing.

Today see’s the Moon in Cancer still trine Mercury in the early am hours, but also trine Neptune, and opposite Jupiter in Capricorn. This can definitely see the feelings somewhat magnified, and boundaries can be somewhat blurred. It’s possible to be preoccupied with whether or not we’ve shared “too much”. The Moon in Cancer is concerned with security, with safety, and the opposition to Jupiter in Capricorn can bring this to the fore. People want to be sure they are making the right/safe choices, and aren’t being bamboozled. Regardless, there is a compelling pull to dissolve certain barriers and be more emotionally open and receptive. As early evening arrives however, the Moon goes on to oppose Saturn and Pluto as well, and this can add some intensity around doing so. These configurations can magnify fears around vulnerability, and for some can see some reflexive defense mechanisms and walls flying up complete with moat, drawbridge, and alligators. We are reminded of the need to be circumspect, cautious, or strategic, but it doesn’t mean we need to close off entirely. Again, with the full moon around the corner, much of this is simply a matter of developing courage and confidence. 


The weekend starts off rather eventful astrologically speaking. We begin Friday morning with the Moon in late Cancer trine Venus in the final degree of Pisces, and also trine Chiron in Aries, while still opposing Saturn and Pluto. There is a lot of intensity in this math, as it’s also leading up to a full moon. This math is interesting and a few things could be going on here. On the one hand, it appears to be the closing of one door and the slow opening of another, or in other words, boundaries being placed in one area and removed slowly in another. Venus moves into assertive Aries around noon PST, heralding new beginnings interpersonally and/or materially/financially. So the phasing out and phasing in of something is very evident here, and whatever this is requires a LOT of courage, and for our confidence levels to be very on point. Around 2:45 PM PST, the Moon enters showy and theatrical Leo, squaring Uranus in Taurus, trine Venus in Aries, and Chiron. This is some pretty radical stuff, and I can’t emphasize doing whatever you can to increase your levels of self confidence enough, as it’s literally the key to unlock the best of this math. This can definitely see some big changes happening interpersonally and/or financially for people, but relationships in general are really highlighted here. There could be a lot of excitement around whatever this is, but also the potential for drama and theatrics, (so try to stay clear of going full Soap Opera or Jerry Springer.) Build ups to full moons are always intense and tend to magnify everything. Personally, as a musician, I’m just looking forward to some fire AF freestyles. For the rest of you, it’s highly possible you could be seeing some healing new beginnings, particularly in the relationship department. Least of all, in the *self love* department. In the very least, a phasing out of shitty, undermining situations or dynamics, and the arrival of fresh, inspiring, life affirming ones. If it’s sucked the life and joy and confidence out of you, this Full Moon in Leo will have you like “yea so.. I was thinking..fuck this.” You aren’t gonna take it anymore and it’s exciting. Go you.

Today see’s the classic Moon opposite Sun configuration known to all full Moons. With Venus now in Aries and conjunct Chiron, there can be more of a feeling of “urgency” and impatience around the pursuit of pleasure and doing what feels good. With the Moon in Leo, the emphasis is definitely on fun, enjoyment, and following our bliss. The actual full Moon doesn’t perfect until 11:33 PM PST tonight, but needless to say, the energy of the full Moon will be felt all day. Around 7 PM, the Moon in Leo makes a trine to Mars in late Sagittarius, which really ramps up enthusiasm and energy levels quite a bit, as this is an adventurous aspect that can make it hard to sit still. This can definitely see people on the move/on the prowl, in search for some fun mischief to get themselves into. It’s definitely a creative, enthusiastic, curious, courageous, and exploratory vibe that wants fun, fresh stuff to happen. This could see people work up the balls to take the initiative around something or break new ground and enter into new territory somehow. It looks creatively stimulating to say the least. 

Today begins with the Moon in late Leo, trine both Mars and Uranus. This suggests that whatever’s got our mojo going will require changes and preparation on the physical plane. The first half of the day looks fun, stimulating and exciting, with a lot of spontaneity thrown in. The Moon enters detail oriented and anxious Virgo around 4 PM PST, and opposes Mercury in Pisces. This could see a little bit of indecision, subtle anxieties or doubts in the background, but the lunar trine to Uranus is much stronger and pushes us to bust out of ruts or comfort zones. There may be a lot that’s still unclear or that feels unresolved or foggy, but equally, there will be a lot of determination to sort it all out and get to the bottom of it. The Virgo lunation encourages attention to details, and the need to get organized and efficient, make improvements, fix what's broken, and prevent problems from escalating. Mars will move into Capricorn next week, which will see a major push to completely overhaul something or take concrete actions around something we feel deeply invested in and determined around. Next week, it’s time to get cereal. 

Thanks for reading! Stay curious fam, I’ll see you next Monday. 

Monday, January 27, 2020

Astrology For The Week Of Jan 27-Feb 2 2020.

We begin the week with the Moon in Pisces conjunct Neptune and Venus, while Venus in Pisces still squares off with Mars in Sagittarius. This highlights some interpersonal tensions where not much is very clear, but there are a great deal of hopes, possibly to the point of naivety. This math is a bit easier to deal with if you’re merely refraining yourself from a particular action, but is less so if you feel extremely passionate about something and expect others to want the same thing as you. These configurations are well suited for release. It may not be easy in some cases to simply let go, but is preferable to fighting a losing battle or merely feeling manipulated. Mercury in Aquarius sextile Mars in Sagittarius wants to get at the truth, and is interested in producing outcomes that are favorable to everyone. This is difficult when it seems like certain facts or realities are  deliberately obscured, and this can create an uneasiness, but there is definitely a lot of compassion in these maths, with the growing emphasis on Pisces. The afternoon see’s the Moon sextile Jupiter in Capricorn and square Mars in Sagittarius, which can see our empathy levels raised in the face of any difficult realities others (or ourselves) are facing, so there’s a lot of magnanimity available, even in the face of delays, challenges, or unknowns. If you’ve got no troubles to speak of, this math is actually pretty favorable for creative inspiration, but can also see some running around to solve problems, either our own, or on behalf of others. Some problems just need to be allowed to resolve themselves as too much interference in the natural processes can only seem to prove a waste of energy. Again, the Pisces lunation next to Venus and Neptune is about release and letting go. The New Moon we just had in Aquarius pointed towards the future, and the possibilities therein. Mercury will eventually dip into Pisces momentarily, to focus on further release, and then backtrack again back into Aquarius, stationing retrograde on the 16th of Feb, to revisit the “possible futures.” For now, many are in a sort of “limbo state”. 

Tuesday begins with the Pisces Moon conjunct Venus and Neptune, square Mars, and sextile Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn. Normally the Moon square Mars might be kind of energizing, but this one can actually see energy on the low or perhaps drained side, as Pisces/Neptune tends to dissolve what it touches, (in this case, our drive and motivation can be affected and it can maybe feel a bit unclear as to where to aim it.) But the lunar sextile to Saturn and Pluto can add some sense of stability and a feeling of finding our footing, even amidst quicksand. This can also see us setting limits or boundaries for ourselves or in regards to others, in order to create more structure and definition in what can feel like a fugazi or in the very least, a circumstance in much flux. With Venus conjunct Neptune, there is a dissolution or “phasing out” of one interpersonal chapter, and with Venus square to Mars there could also be some resistance to facing particular truths. A sort of “glossing over” of certain realities and a “clinging” to castles made of sand. There is some denial evident in this mathscape, but the aspects to Saturn and Pluto in realistic Capricorn emphasizes a sort of “coming to terms” process, where it’s clear that there is more empowerment to be gained by being starkly realistic and focused on what we ourselves have control over, than there is by being caught up in a fantasy, or swept off on a naive crusade to gain the cooperation of others around some dream or other that we don’t want to see die. As the Moon get’s closer to Chiron in the later hours, it’s evident that whatever is around the corner that will call us to take the wheel of our life more firmly into our own hands and take certain initiatives, can perhaps have us feeling somewhat vulnerable, and will be a question of confidence. The lunar conjunction to Venus all day however, is rather pleasant, but also depends very much on a persons relationship to The Void. If silence or unknowns make you uneasy or afraid, this is an opportunity to cultivate more faith in the universe and take a more mystical perspective, and frankly, just try and feel good, here and now, as these configurations can generate a lot of longing for some far off distant reality, past or present, or make a “vacancy” or “vacuum” in ones life seem a bit more evident. Nature abhors a vacuum however, and there are new beginnings right around the corner, but they will require taking independent initiative into unknown territory. For some, the proposition of embarking on a new chapter alone, independently, can feel a bit lonely, especially if such territory is alien to them. But this is an exercise in confidence, and as self confidence builds, as it will naturally tend to do when we surprise ourselves or exceed our own expectations, or prove to ourselves we are much stronger than we think- such a journey can’t remain lonely forever. 

This morning we see the Moon in Aries conjunct Chiron, and going on to sextile the Sun in Aquarius and an eventual square to Jupiter in Capricorn. This could see the potential of certain vulnerabilities to feel magnified. The necessity to focus on the relationship to the self as an independent and whole entity, the place in which all other things spring forth, and which all other relationships are based on- is highlighted here. Key words I can extract from these configurations are self worth, self confidence, self definition, independent initiative, goals, wishes, individuation, and future directions. The square to Jupiter in Cap can blow this out of proportion somewhat and maybe see some peoples defenses overly magnified, but it can also help facilitate the appropriate backbone for decisive or self affirming moves-which in the long game: I cannot overstate the fact that our relationship to self determines our relationship to all others. Therefore, it isn’t actually a selfish act to make sure it’s a really good one. With Venus conjunct Neptune and square Mars in Sagittarius, certain dysfunctional elements within relationships are in a dissolution process. Relationships can be a complex area for many in 2020, due to both Venus and Mars going retrograde in the same year this year. So making sure that you’re super tight with yourself, -first and foremost-is the best way to prepare for this ride.

This morning starts out on an energetic note, with the Moon in Aries trine Mars in Sagittarius and square Jupiter in Capricorn. In the afternoon, the Moon goes on to square Saturn and Pluto. This energy is kind of feisty, passionate, and obsessively focused on something. Venus in Pisces now forms a sextile to Pluto in Capricorn, for some this could see a yearning to lose ourselves in something or someone, or to totally merge with it/and/or them. If this is a creative project or something you have full say in/control over, fuck yea.   Get it all up on you. If this requires someone else’s cooperation or wanting the same exact thing/feeling the same way as you-take care. I’m not saying that isn’t possible, I’m just saying-make sure you have an accurate assessment of the facts, as opposed to a gross over idealization, -or even a deliberate misrepresentation by another person,  because Venus is also squaring Mars, and conjunct Neptune, while Mars is also squaring Neptune. So there’s a lot of… fogginess, confusion, and fugazi. There's also a lot of serendipity, spirituality, high ideals, hope, and compassion. Needless to say, this is a passionate, energetic, enthusiastic, if kind of obsessed, idealistic day, and there could be some blockages, delays, challenges, pressures, or frustrations encountered that could require improvisation, innovation, or inspire new directions or initiatives over the weekend. We might even feel sort of egged on and inspired by any challenges, long shots,or"impossible odds", even if we feel somewhat intimidated by them. 


Today begins with the Moon in Aries sextile Mercury, trine Mars, and square Saturn and Pluto. The Moon in late Aries also builds a conjunction to Uranus in Taurus. These configurations can see the courage to confront something or someone, or we may receive a communication (somewhat out of the blue perhaps?) In either case, people can be feeling a bit more courage to assert themselves, particularly in the early AM hours. Towards 5 PM, the moon enters sensual Taurus, shifting the emphasis on to creature comforts, but also bringing some surprising or refreshing elements to the mix with the conjunction to Uranus. Venus in Pisces also forms a sextile to Saturn in Capricorn today, bringing more of a sense of stability or sure-footedness to interpersonal relations that has perhaps been lacking. Things can begin to feel a bit more settled or as if some kind of progress is being made, even amidst change, great differences,  uncertainty, or disagreement. Almost as if we’re in the water and we finally feel the solid bottom with our feet to know once and for all how deep it actually is. It’s somewhat reassuring to know the “lay of the water”.  It’s somewhat reassuring to know the “lay of the water”. Stabilizing, reassuring, inspiring vibes can help us feel more anchored, confident, and inspired about potential new directions. 

Today see’s the Moon in Taurus trine Jupiter in Capricorn, and conjunct Uranus. This can see people trying new things or new approaches, in an effort to cultivate more stability and solidity within change. The Moon in also forming a square to the Sun in Aquarius as well, and it could be that we’ve got our own ingrained patterns and resistances to confront. Otherwise, this is a quietly optimistic, and future oriented energy. The evening hours throw in a lunar sextile to Neptune that can see Saturday wind down on a dreamy, contemplative, and quietly pleasure seeking note that can make it easy to find joy and beauty in simple things. Alternatively, it can also have some people focused on what is missing, or longing for something just out of reach, as if it's so close we can taste it. Things are lining up slowly but surely, but require some patience and sturdiness to bring to fruition . If you find yourself feeling wistful or being dragged out of the present tense, try and find some small and simple ways  to ground and enjoy yourself, -and the process. You’ll be glad you did. 

Today see’s the Moon in Taurus trine Jupiter, Saturn, and Pluto in Cap, and sextile Venus and Neptune in Pisces. This is beautiful, I don’t know quite what to say. Apart from a lunar square to Mercury in Aquarius, creating subtle blockages or challenges in communications, which isn’t even that strong, this math looks utterly chill and delicious . Serene and beautiful. It not only bodes well for creative endeavors, or simply enjoyment/appreciation for music/the arts, but interpersonal relations can be smoothed over, positively stimulated, and can gain traction, under these pleasant, stabilizing influences. In the very least, this looks like a , fun Sunday ,where things can just flow if we let them. Tuning into the body and the 5 senses and slowing down to enjoy tactile and aesthetic pleasures, especially if you’ve been stressed, anxious, or living at a break neck pace, can help you get the most out of this delicious looking math. 

Thanks for reading! Stay curious fam. I’ll see you next Monday.

Monday, January 20, 2020

Astrology For The Week Of Jan 20-26 2020.

Today see’s the Sun enter future oriented, intellectual Aquarius, placing the solar emphasis on change, shock, awakenings, new paths and approaches, and independence/individuation. The Moon today is in philosophical, broad minded Sagittarius conjunct Mars, square Venus and Neptune. This definitely points to a need for broadening our perceptions, expanding our reference points, and following our curiosity and desire to learn, grow and expand, wherever it leads us. Mars squaring Neptune right now is kind of uncomfortable for a lot of people, particularly in regards to others. It’s an astrological signature for confusion, delusion, deceptive actions, denial, evasion, and fugazi. This aspect can dissolve and confuse the will, undermine confidence, or cause disappointments due to overinflated expectations or a lack of realism/overidealization. Best advice while this aspect plays itself out for a while alongside the stellium in Cap, is to reduce your expectations and demands, -particularly of other people-like…….significantly my dudes. The Mars/Neptune square can be used positively in spiritual and creative pursuits. Otherwise, it can be difficult to know quite where to aim the passions or the will because it’s like engaging in archery in extremely heavy fog and the target is moving. Focus on what *you* personally have control over, and what you have working for you, what is benefiting you, what is going well and smoothly for you, and how you can build upon that. Simplify. Place your faith in the control you have over yourself and yourself alone. Everyone is under a lot of pressure right now, wish them luck with their endeavors. Solidarity and an elevated humanitarian outlook is important right now with Mercury in Aquarius. There’s more energy available today with the Moon/Mars conjunction, which is a good thing, because it looks like there’s definitely a lot that needs to be sorted out. There can be some vague frustrations or longings for people to deal with, but this conjunction helps certain energies find constructive outlets, -although it can be harder to express our true feelings, or may even feel pointless to do so. On the positive side, these influences can create a lot of compassion and understanding, and be awesome for creativity, the arts, music, aesthetics, spirituality, and the appreciation of all of these things. I’m listening to this actually, while I’m smashing out this scroll right now, and it’s fucking perfect. This entire album is a hella sick experience, 10/10 recommend. Happy Monday y’all. 

Today see’s the Moon in late Sagittarius build a trine to Uranus in Taurus and a square to Chiron. We might be able to intuit the need to prepare ourselves emotionally for a vast array of variables, unknowns, or possible worst case scenarios, and to innovate. Improvise. Adapt. Overcome. Mars in Sagittarius forms a sextile to Mercury in “think outside the square” Aquarius, which places an emphasis on expanding our reference points, perspectives, and approaches, shaking things up so that they don’t become stale or stagnant, and breaking out of particular comfort zones, creative or passionate blockages and ruts. Growth is the order of the times and it’s absolutely unavoidable, -which is fresh AF. The later evening hours are dominated by the Moons shift into realistic Capricorn, bringing things very much down to Earth-perhaps with a bit of a bump and a startle, although it appears we’re well equipped to adapt to or manage whatever the circumstances are. The lunar square to Chiron suggests maybe certain realities sting a little, or feel a bit cumbersome, but again, we can improvise, adapt, overcome. Although Venus is exalted in Pisces, and very comfortable there, much of what is going on now is about release, compassion, faith, non attachment, and handing things outside of your control over to the Divine, with love, gratitude, peace, trust, and faith that you will be taken care of and what is truly appropriate and intended for you and for your highest good, will come. Venus in Pisces is about developing a positive and pleasurable relationship with The Void. This is truly the most important relationship of all, and it can’t be supplicated or replicated by anything or anyone else. “Before enlightenment, chop wood, carry water. After enlightenment, chop wood, carry water.” -Zen proverb.

Today see’s the Moon in serious Capricorn trine Uranus, conjunct Jupiter, and sextile Venus. This can see a modest boost to optimism and stability levels. The perks of our own particular situations can be more obvious today. We can potentially feel more in alignment with the nature of our respective circumstances and even their seeming limitations. There are a variety of possibilities, and each one of us, in our own way, has a great deal of power and blessings at our disposal, in order to manifest solid and real results and major upgrades/up-leveling, somewhere within our lives. No matter what else you have going on in your life that doesn’t make any sense out of or find any guarantees within, somewhere in your life, you have an extremely solid platform to stand on and work up from. Later towards evening, the Moon conjuncts Saturn and Pluto, and sextiles Neptune. With this lunation building up to what will be the New Moon in Aquarius, this energy is excellent for laser focusing the limitless powers of the imagination, intention, vibration, and the will towards the manifestation of a solid new beginning somewhere in our worlds and seriously level the fuck up. Look to the house that Aquarius rules in your chart to see where these new beginnings will occur and unfold for you. 

Today begins on the note of yesterday evenings powerfully focused and somewhat inspired vibe, only today can see a somewhat deadly serious flavor with the lunar conjunctions to Daddy Saturn and powerful Pluto taking center stage for the majority of the day. This is a determined, hard working, somewhat obsessed energy with some serious grit to it. The evening hours see the Moon in late Capricorn build a square to Uranus in Taurus, which will be a major signature of the New Moon in Aquarius. Everyone, on some level right now is being pushed and propelled into major growth right now. Some people may be seeing certain plans, expectations, or hopes thrown into the shredder, issuing the necessity for an entirely new take on things. With Pluto involved in the build up to this New Moon, we can be aware of some inevitability about whatever growth or release  is required of us right now. If you followed my advice at the beginning of the week about reducing your expectations of other people, and haven’t been treating yourself as “plan B”, this energy will be more exciting and easier to see the promise within than it is destabilizing-but it still doesn’t make us immune to potentially intense feelings, of which the New Moon will (perhaps somewhat jarringly) force us into distancing ourselves from in order to funnel obsessive drives into executing practical objectives. These are major overhauls and transformations going on that will take time before we begin to see solid results from them, and could require a lot of adaptation and experimentation, and of course, some level of calculated risk. 


Today see’s the New Moon occur in Aquarius, exact at 1:42 PM PST. This New Moon conjuncts the Sun and Mercury, squares Uranus, and sextiles Chiron. Relations with others necessitate the impetus for growth, healing, detachment, an elevated and humane perspective, and most importantly, -individuation. Other people, and ourselves need a lot of space and independence under this math.  This new Moon can see some unexpected developments, unorthodox situations, and wild cards, that actually contain the precise medicine we happen to need. It may be weird as hell, or just outside a comfort zone, but it actually has a lot of healing inside of it. The Moon is not a comfortable placement for Aquarius, as Aquarius prefers a more cerebral, detached, and objective approach to life, and certainly to the feelings, which the Moon presides over, so these configurations can call for some radical detachment, and improvisation. The nervous system can be pretty revved up under this math, so give yourself plenty of space to absorb any shocks to the system. There can be a lot to take in, and a great deal of communication going on, some of which may be shocking, surprising, or just totally unanticipated. Not necessarily in a terrible way either, the lunar sextiles to Chiron in Aries suggest that something we hear, learn, read, observe, or talk about now can help to fortify our courage and confidence levels.  Whatever transpires is definitely pushing us into a massive growth spurt towards healing and further self actualization. It’s…interesting to say the least, and far from feeling bored we could actually feel a bit over excited and overstimulated. New Moons can sometimes be kind of draining, so try to avoid overtaxing the nervous system with too rigid a schedule, (and expecting a lot of other people- be your own plan A), as this energy can contain a lot of unexpected plot twists that could actually mock our attempts to have a set schedule and itinerary. This is some very random and improvisational energy that requires room for spontaneity and the ability to think quickly on your toes. It could be a busy and exciting beginning to the weekend. Boredom is a non issue. 

Today see’s the Moon in mad scientist Aquarius conjunct Mercury and sextile Mars, suggesting Saturday is a talkative, adventurous, fun, passionate, active, and rather busy day. The focus can definitely be on expanding our horizons and perspectives, and just overall shaking out any stale AF energy. This looks to be an overall highly entertaining day and we can delight in learning, doing, or trying new things, making new friends, meeting new people, frequenting new places, or otherwise just doing something totally different. It could be a breath of fresh air. With the Moon and Mercury trine to Juno in Libra, this suggests that somehow this involves relationships with other people, and there’s an opportunity here to shake things up in a positive way in regards to these. We can also feel somewhat challenged or uncertain, or perhaps a tad under confident due to the Mars/Neptune square we’ve been under, but the lunar sextile to Mars in Sagittarius increases curiosity and the passion and motivation to follow it down some interesting rabbit hole or other. Mars in Sagittarius say’s “ If we’re not on some kind of adventure, quest, or pilgrimage,- if we’re not fucking learning, if we’re not fucking curious, -we’re not fucking living.” 

Today begins with the Moon still in Aquarius for the first half of the day, shifting into empathic, spiritual, and sensitive Pisces at 3:44 PM PST. This see’s the day transpire in two acts. In the first half, we dance distantly and tentatively around certain emotions, perhaps new ones, that we’ve recently encountered, that we were perhaps wary of and approached like an alien landing in our back yard. So with a very long stick, a pen, and notebook. The second half of the day see’s a plunging into the feelings, and embracing the freak weirdness of it all , settling into whatever this new situation is that’s taking form. There could be a sort of cathartic or liberating release, or maybe even just inspiration. Not everything makes sense, but it doesn’t have to, sometimes absurdism is good medicine when applied in praxis in the correct dosages. There can still be a lack of clarity, unknowns, secrecy, deception, self delusion, fears, perhaps feelings of isolation or separation from others, unfulfilled longings, sacrifice, or an otherwise foggy fugazi present that could become more acutely highlighted on Monday, -and this is particularly in regards to relationships. Compassion, empathy, understanding, and spirituality, is all very important under the Pisces lunation, especially considering the potential need for particular sacrifices being made by ourselves and/or others, whether temporarily, -or indefinitely. Be kind. This lunation is one of release, forgiveness, and letting go, and freeing ourselves from illusions, fears, judgement, -and an ultimately false sense of separation. Accept the good medicine that is available and freely and organically offered up within all of your interactions with gratitude, respect, and reverence, and make no further demands of them. Emphasize the sacredness within all of it. Make peace with the void. 

Sunday, January 12, 2020

Astrology For the Week Of Jan 13-19 2020.

With the Saturn/Pluto conjunction having reached it’s perfection, we begin this week with the Moon shifting from Leo into Virgo, where we can assimilate everything. Venus also changes sign today, from detached, unconventional Aquarius, into yielding and compassionate Pisces, where the Moon in Virgo will oppose it. This can assist in a process of release, and also reduce our resistance to whatever is unfolding. But it can also feel like there is much to distill and make sense of in regards to relationships. With Mars in Sagittarius along side this, the spiritual dimension of relationships is very emphasized, and a lot of growth and healing is unfolding right now from deep inside, and it’s very beautiful, even if it isn’t easy. This Venus cycle in the final sign of the zodiac, which will conjunct Neptune, represents a release, a letting go, a surrender, a dissolution. Mercury and the Sun conjunct Pluto in Capricorn can see a lot coming to the surface, a lot of facts being unearthed. These configurations may have magnified a lot of fears and desires for people, bringing up all kinds of anxieties, creating a kind of deadly serious aura around things, obsessive mental fixations, “now or never” feelings, ambitions, compulsions, power, sex and death trips… the works. Many people are confronting major changes and rebirths, both internally and externally. The Virgo lunation in this weeks beginning will help to assimilate and distill all of the new intelligence accumulated recently, and find some grounding, stability, and begin to make sense of, and peace with it all. Do: Try to simplify things to their core and basic elements. Don’t: try to overcomplicate it or freak out. Hi hat. Snare. Kick. Breathe. Repeat. The Virgo Moon opposite Venus in Pisces asks, “What is simple? What is pure? What is necessary? What is absolute?” The timeless wisdom of the Serenity prayer from A/A and N/A comes to mind under this math, so I feel it’s apropos to end on that note. “God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.”

Today begins with the Virgo Moon in trine to the Sun, Jupiter, Saturn, Pluto, and opposite Neptune. It can be particularly satisfying and soothing to exert dominion over our own respective enchanted kingdoms. With so much still feeling in “free fall” , flux, and transition regarding other people or situations,- funneling energy into perfecting, improving, and transforming ourselves and our own respective circumstances is definitely the way to go here. Solid gains are available here my dudes. Not to sound like a total nerd, but I’m looking at the Serenity prayer in math format right now. This is some potent, powerful G. With a Saturn/Pluto/Neptune emphasis, we know we’ve got to release some bullshit and rebuild, on a much, much stronger foundation. There’s kind of this feeling in these maths around whatever it is we’re embarking on of “this time, it’s gonna be MF SOLID. NO BULLSHIT.” I think it’s actually fair to just officially name the Saturn/Pluto conjunction “Tegrity(TM)”, because that’s ultimately what this is about. Fierce, (even scary) levels of authenticity. In the afternoon, the Moon trines Mercury, suggesting communications, disclosures, or some uncovering of some useful facts that perhaps change the game a bit or make some other kind of impact. This could involve or have implications regarding relationships, as the following lunation is Libra, which opposes Chiron, which may see some sensitivities lingering between others, or have people in vulnerable, (though not entirely unpleasant) territory.

Today see’s the Moon move into diplomatic Libra in the early AM hours, to oppose Chiron and square Jupiter, and maintaining a trine to Mercury in the last degrees of Capricorn. This suggests that something recently learned or communicated can be expanding our perspectives somehow, particularly regarding relationships to others. Later, the Moon forms a sextile to Mars in philosophical and adventurous Sagittarius, which can see optimism and energy levels raised, and a more open minded, emotionally generous approach, and even some passion, excitement, or enthusiasm around something that might also make us feel kind of vulnerable or in foreign territory. The lunar sextile to Mars can see a drive to harmonize disparate elements, find common ground with others, and establish peace, understanding, or some kind of workable compromise, perhaps around rather sensitive issues. The lunar/Mars mashup can see us trying to understand someone or something better, or make sure that we ourselves are being properly understood, particularly via actions. This configuration makes people focus on fair play, harmony, cooperation, optimism, good faith, and “the more you give, the more you get”. If something feels unequal or unfair, we may want to address it.

Today see’s the Moon in Libra conjunct Juno, and square the Sun, Jupiter, Saturn, and Pluto. This can definitely place a spotlight on relationship dynamics, and some rather powerful transformations that are unfolding therein. With the Sun conjunct Mercury, Saturn, and Pluto, light has been being shed on certain facts, and the scales of Libra have to tip in one direction or another, as we can’t maintain fake smiles forever. It’s possible this weekend will see some decisive shifts, at least as far as committing to a certain direction goes. These configurations can see some intense feelings, and the Libra Moon attempts to weigh them all and keep a safe, objective distance from them. Such a balancing act can’t go on forever though, because fences are really uncomfortable to sit on after a while. We may know that we’ve got to fall off on one side or another and embrace whatever befalls us in good faith. This will require connecting with our own real, actual desires, total self honesty, along with releasing any attachment we may have to any specific outcome. NBD.  Mercury shifts into Aquarius today as well, which will see the mind more future oriented, and more willing to take on fresh perspectives that maybe felt too out there or entirely too radical before.


Today, the Moon shifts into “do or die” Scorpio around 10:20 AM PST.  Here, the Moon is less afraid of the intensity of emotion or desire and readily embraces the dark underbelly. Forming a trine to Venus in Pisces, a square to Mercury in late Capricorn, and an opposition to Uranus in Taurus, may see us taking the path of least resistance as far as our own intense feels are concerned, and allowing the wave to take us wherever it will. Which, with Uranus involved, can actually be a pretty radical one. There can still be some indecision of course, but Mercury in Aquarius is unwilling to stay stuck in any mental ruts.  Friday looks interesting, with a focus on depth, pleasure, and even some wildcards. We may be breaking away from something to embrace something else more fully, and maybe it ruffles some feathers or throws a curve ball. With Venus in Pisces square Mars in Sagittarius, there’s definitely a lot of passion, and the spiritual dimension of interactions is extremely important right now. Relationships may play a huge role in challenging us to grow right now, and if they don’t, then we may not be interested, but instead repelled, and compelled into retreat, and compassionately detached, scientific observation. It’s highly unlikely that relationships won’t challenge you to grow under this math though. It’s kind of par for the course.

Wow. This morning looks mathematically gorgeous. Phi AF. Early AM hours see the Moon in deep and passionate Scorpio trine Venus and Neptune in Pisces, and sextile Jupiter in Capricorn. Evening hours see a lunar sextile to Saturn and Pluto. Is someone getting a fucking secret wish granted or something? Because damn. This math just looks magically delicious. Today is well suited for chillaxing and reflective activities, and something can be having us feeling pretty content and inspired about going with the flow of our own feelings, desires, and instincts. Like, “I’m glad I followed my gut and just embraced my own feelings.” This math has a look about it that just spells “Whew.” There could be a lot to take in presently, so a lot of people could need a breather or time to reflect under these dynamic skies. The Sun also forms a sextile to Chiron today, which can reveal things that reassure us and bask a warm healing ray directly on to our ego structure somehow. Perhaps we learn that certain insecurities have been completely unfounded or that we’re actually in much better positions than we had thought. It’s some pretty reassuring, healing, and affirming math. Deeply spiritual as well. It could be a rather private day, but otherwise very chill vibes, -peaceful, and very emotionally dialed in.

This morning see’s the Moon in the later degrees of emotionally intense Scorpio sextile the Sun, Saturn, Pluto, and building a trine to Chiron. If you need proof that you’re on the right track, this is it. In the afternoon, the Moon shifts into enthusiastic, horizon expanding Sagittarius, to conjunct Mars, trine Chiron, and square Venus in Pisces. This can see a desire to confront sensitive issues, and there’s a strong emphasis on emotional and/or sexual honesty, perhaps induced by a seeming, apparent absence of ....precisely that.  There’s a desire here to bring healing to a situation. The evening see’s the Moon sextile Mercury, which can see some very illuminating, honest discussions transpire. Something said, heard, or learned can be surprising, and enlighten us around something. It can be easier to take an elevated perspective on matters that evade being completely pinned down or sorted out. There’s a compassionate, healing, generous quality to these configurations that can see people really doing their best to do the right thing by one another, -and attempt to understand what that even is via honest and elevated dialogue. The lunar trine to Chiron can see more emotional courage to just tell it like it is.

Thanks for reading. Stay curious my friends. See you all next Monday.

Monday, January 6, 2020

Astrology For The Week Of Jan 6-12 2020.

Today begins with the Moon in physical Taurus square Venus in unconventional Aquarius, and trine Pluto and Saturn in Capricorn. This could have seen some unexpected turns, surprising feelings, or situations arise over the tail end of the weekend that trickle into Monday.  As the Moon moves into the later degrees of Taurus through the latter part of the day it builds an opposition to Mars in Sagittarius. Theres a decided restlessness and subtle intensity growing that’s evident here, and perhaps the feeling that certain major decisions with permanent ramifications loom. Around 7 PM, the Moon shifts into communicative and multitasking Gemini, forming a sextile to Chiron in Aries. This lunation can highlight communications, and rev up the nervous system considerably. This can also see some tensions present, but with a harmonious lunar contact to Chiron there is courage and drive to resolve or confront it. This see’s Monday evening closing out on a rather busy and communicative note, with some mental and physical restlessness stirred in.

Today begins with the lunar opposition to Mars still going strong, which can be energizing and have the nervous system pretty amped up. The afternoon see’s the Moon square Neptune, which can be a rather confusing, but creative and inspired energy that can have the imagination running all over the place to fill in any gaps. A quincunx to Mercury can see some indecision or vexation, and we can be trying to figure something out or understand the core reality of a situation. The square to Neptune can see us very sensitive and moods can swing from one end of the spectrum to another, and we can be very perceptive of nuance. It’s a spacey, confused and creative energy that’s good for creative and spiritual pursuits, as the feelings can be heightened and the nervous system primed and very sensitive to any and all stimulus, but clarity or certainty can feel somewhat elusive. It’s a good energy for fantasy, pleasant escapism, and dreaming up ideas about how to make life more pleasant.  

Today begins with a lunar trine to Venus in unorthodox and surprising Aquarius. This can be pleasantly stimulating and can see some pleasant breaks from the norm. We could be pulled towards whatever is unusual or outside of the box, and there is a liberating energy at play here. It can be freeing to embrace our independence, and break out of the confinements of a comfort zone that perhaps has become rather uncomfortable anyway. Later on in the day, the Moon in late Gemini begins to build a square to Chiron, suggesting that whatever is coming around the corner will activate a need for courage. With Mars in Sagittarius, this should come much easier than before, and perhaps we can relish the challenges, and embrace them with gusto. Moving into new and untried directions is a theme here, and with Venus in Aquarius we are attracted to what’s weird, unusual, experimental, way outside the box, or unorthodox at this time. This is a liberating Venus transit that can see some major decisions around entering uncharted territory, with Mars in adventurous Sagittarius pushing enthusiastically for a sweet, healing release, and unafraid to confront sensitive issues. 

Today see’s the Moon in emotionally sensitive Cancer, opposing Jupiter in Capricorn and in sextile to Uranus in Taurus, and square Chiron in Aries. This can see feelings considerably heightened and magnified. Change is the theme here, and these changes can feel rather huge, exciting, but also can make us feel vulnerable as well, and it’s clear that many people will be navigating sensitive territory. But again, Mars in Sagittarius is determined to confront this. The lunar sextile to Uranus in Taurus can feel somewhat invigorating and refreshing to the emotional pallet, and all kinds of surprising feelings can surface. There is a break for freedom evident here as well. An emotional liberation or catharsis process is underway here. Everything can feel “big”, with an opposition to Jupiter. With Saturn and Pluto’s involvement in all this as well, whatever is going on now will have ramifications for a long time, and after this week is over, things can feel permanently transformed and placed on an entirely new trajectory, so the energy of this eclipse tomorrow can feel somewhat intimidating.  This math is completely unprecedented. I’ve never seen anything like it. Later today, a lunar trine to Neptune adds a dreamy, inspired accent to things that can really see everyone in their feels. This is definitely suggesting some kind of release happening, and the imaginative and psychic faculties can be highly engaged. Like whoa man. MAJOR FEELS in this math. Holy shit. 

Today see’s the full Moon lunar eclipse in Cancer, exact at 11:21 AM PST. It opposes Mercury, Saturn, and Pluto, and trines Neptune. This creates an atmosphere that can feel like everything said and done now has major consequences or ramifications, permanent impact. With a trine to Neptune it can also suggest that something has to be released in order to embrace something else, and this can see people wrestling with inner battles between head and heart as the universe seems to be trying to push people off of any fences they’ve been sitting on and come to a final decision around something and accept the consequences and benefits of whatever that is more fully and whole heartedly.  This can feel challenging. I can’t help but notice the Sun, Moon, and Mercury squares to the asteroid Juno in this math, that suggests that for many, this may involve their personal lives/relationships in some kind of major way. Everything could feel kind of loaded somehow. This is a huge transformation that can feel like the hand of fate is at work, as with Pluto involved, many things can feel out of our control, least of all, our own feelings or desires, which can feel somewhat unsettling if you prefer to have control over your own feelings. The lunar trine to Neptune can see some intense longings. It can assist in catharsis and release, and in handing things over to the cosmos instead of resisting these powerful transformations. Surrender. Resistance is futile. Later the Moon builds a trine to Chiron, suggesting that embracing these intense pulls will instigate a very necessary healing. 

Today see’s the Moon in enthusiastic and inspired Leo trine Mars in Sagittarius and Chiron in Aries, and square Uranus in Taurus. Wow. This can definitely see some passionate and exciting energy, and some unexpected surprises. We can be driven to shake things up under this mathscape, and embrace changes that have previously felt challenging. Whatever has previously felt scary or uncomfortable, or that we’ve felt resistant to, we now embrace and go after with wholehearted enthusiasm, or begin thinking about it. This math just screams “Fuck it. Go for it. Just do it.” And it could feel really good and freeing, even if it's just in it's reflective, pupa stages. It has a vibe of flying your freak flag loudly and proudly and charging your butthole in the sun. With the Saturn/Pluto conjunction exact tomorrow, these are some major transformations. Don’t underestimate the powerful impact that following your bliss is having on your life at this time, this is some deep, potent, powerful shit. It’s almost scary. But whatever is unfolding now is surprisingly stable and durable. The story that the contacts to Chiron have told is an interesting one. Something that’s been internally or externally resisted or feared is now being enthusiastically embraced. 

Today see’s the Moon in Leo, and the only solid observable contact it makes in the early part of the day is a sextile to Juno. With the Saturn/Pluto conjunction exact today, this is a powerful time, and the Moon suggests a powerful coming together of sorts.  Relationships, and the passions play a huge role in this math. This is a warm, very strong energy. Some kind of decisive turning points are reached. The tarot cards that come to mind looking at this Math are The Sun and Judgement. It’s really potent, and life affirming.  Later, the Moon opposes Venus, and trines the asteroid Pallas. There is a highly spiritual component here regarding interpersonal involvements that suggests something higher at work in whatever is going on, and there’s a need to apply great wisdom and care with how it is all handled. Some sort of spiritual evolution is being catalyzed via interpersonal connections and situations, and whatever it is, -it isn’t trivial. There’s a lot about whatever is going on now that is completely beyond any previous reference points that we have. In other words, it’s unorthodox, totally new to us, and the asteroids involved suggests that it requires our due respect. I don’t know how else to put this, but a lot of people are dealing with fated soul contacts right now. This math is bringing in some big medicine with it, rearranging situations, and connecting us to others that have whatever it is our soul needs in order to heal, and further our own creative and spiritual evolution. It’s potent, perhaps even vexing stuff. With a Venus/Uranus sextile in the mix here too, there’s something really freeing, surprising, and totally out of the box about whatever is going on now. Shackles are removed and people want room to maneuver and experiment and explore potentialities and explore their individuality. This could see highly unusual, or otherwise unlikely alliances unfolding for a lot of people, or just very strange interpersonal/creative/and/or financial foundations being laid that could challenge any preconceived notions. New foundations. 

Thanks for reading. Stay curious my friends. See you next Monday.