Monday, May 30, 2022



We begin this week with a New Moon in Gemini. It reaches climax at 4:30 AM PST, exactly conjunct the Sun at 9 degrees Gemini. This is a good time to slow down and simplify. This face of Gemini speaks of a myriad of options, or a paralyzing amount of stimulation. It holds great a curiosity, but there is also a nervous energy here that can feel daunting, as there can be a great complexity within what appears simple. A good time to ground, center, and attend to whatever has been neglected and ignored, even if what has been ignored or put off has seemed unpleasant to deal with. It’s in dealing with such things that brings rise to our own liberation. Take care not to double or triple book yourself.  The New Moon squaring Juno suggests that something interpersonal can be catalyzing a certain momentum, and points to a desire for more interaction, communication and connection. Mercury Rx squaring Saturn for the time being can see some people quieter than usual, or communications can be more inhibited in certain ways. It can feel like there’s a limited bandwidth as to what can be processed at the moment, or there’s simply a need to focus on basic essentials due to a specific goal or point of manifestation. Mars conjunct Jupiter in Aries is enthusiastic and and growing more confident and courageous by the day, and with Venus now in Taurus, there’s a “settling in” feeling to a certain mission or quest. The evening ends with the Moon trine Saturn and sextile Chiron, seeing the day end on an accomplished feeling note that can leave morale feeling boosted at the possibilities ahead.


Today begins with the Moon in the final degrees of Gemini squaring Mars, Jupiter, and Neptune, while trine Saturn. This can see some impulsive drives, curiosity, and desires with very little information to go off of. Mercury doesn’t station direct until Friday, and we still have a shadow phase to get through, so there’s no harm in exploring curiosity and gathering intel, but take your time around major decisions or signing contracts. This can be a curious day, and there can be a desire to sort out the feasibility of certain things or get some clarity around elusive or confusing matters. Mercury Rx’s aspects to Saturn, Neptune, Pluto, and the North Node suggests a bit of a dreamy, quiet, somewhat distracting, even stubborn fixation on something, and a desire to get to the bottom of things or go through them with a fine tooth comb in order to assess them properly and ensure good understanding or quality control. Probably certain things will become more clear at the weekend. It’s possible that some people might have something they’d like to share but can’t seem to choke the words out. The Moon enters emo Cancer at 10:49 PM PST, where it will square Mars and Jupiter and sextile Venus. Tomorrow can see a lot of emotional momentum. People can be more sensitive than they may appear or portray on the surface, so it doesn’t hurt to be kind.


Today the Moon in her domicile of Cancer sextile’s Venus in her domicile of Taurus, while squaring Mars in his domicile of Aries (along with Jupiter in Aries). This can see quite a lot of drive and emotional momentum behind things. The drive towards pleasure, comfort, and security are major motivating factors here. The Moon sextile to Venus can be charming, but the Moon square Mars can have a hard time controlling itself, reigning itself in, or having patience. There’s a desire here to integrate more pleasure, comfort and enjoyment into the everyday experience or environment, and Mars in Aries conjunct Jupiter is excitable. The Moon goes on to square Chiron later on, suggesting some vulnerability, weakness or being caught off guard by something or someone. This can see some sensitivity or butt hurt in the atmosphere, so tread carefully around volatile situations or temperamental personalities. Someone may be carrying a burden or inner conflict on their heart, mind or shoulders so stoically that others don’t even suspect they’re in need of a boost or inspiration. The Moon is also trine Juno in Pisces, and this suggests some quiet support from behind the scenes. It’s possible to anticipate more kindness, empathy, or understanding from certain others than previously anticipated, which may lighten a load or ease the pressure of conflicting but equally important needs.


Today see’s the Moon in Cancer sextile Uranus and trine Neptune, while squaring Chiron, eventually going on to oppose Pluto. There could be some sensitivity in the air, but also a lot of empathy and compassion, perhaps even some surprising opportunities could arise through being more open and vulnerable with others. The Sun’s sextile to Chiron suggests some opportunities to connect to others, and the lunar trine to Neptune can see intuitive hunches or insights and an almost telepathic ability to read other people. There could be empathy and understanding in surprising or unusual places today. In the later hours, the Moon forms a sextile to Mercury, right before it stations direct, suggesting some opportunities presented via communications that were maybe missed or overlooked before. 


Mercury stations direct at 1 AM PST at 26 degrees Taurus. The Moon in late Cancer is sextile the talkative planet and presents a unique opportunity to express thoughts or feelings. Something shared or expressed can have more of an impact than we realize, and in some cases, this can see a confessional atmosphere or in the very least, some shared vulnerability. There can be some intense undercurrents with the Moon opposite powerful Pluto, but more than likely this can see buried or submerged things come to the surface or make it easier to confront otherwise intimidating situations, as there is a lot of sensitivity and compassion present that can melt defenses, although Mercury and Saturn are at a tight square, so there may still be quite a lot of reserve or inhibition present. The Moon enters demonstrative and showy Leo at 11:38 AM PST, where it will square Venus in Taurus, and trine Mars and Jupiter in Aries. It’s possible certain things revealed can give us something to smile about. This can see some action on the interpersonal and creative fronts, and there can be some joyful dynamics unfolding. Saturn stations retrograde tomorrow, suggesting a time of karmic rebalancing.  Saturn retrograde can provide an opportunity to reflect upon past behaviors and patterns in order to avoid repeating missteps or accumulating negative karma (cause and effect) in the future. A good period to slow down and reflect on your goals and priorities and savor the opportunities being presented to you. 


The Moon in Leo is ready to get the party started and is eager for more fun and enjoyment. It forms a square to Venus in Taurus, suggesting the drive towards pleasure and enjoyment is a primary motivation for the day. The lunar trines to Mars, Jupiter and Chiron indicate a lot of enthusiasm, drive and energy, and there can be something going on that considerably uplifts the mood and boosts morale. Perhaps there’s something to feel excited about. Saturn stations retrograde at 2:47 PM PST, and this suggests that opportunities presented now have more significance than we realize, and that certain processes and learning experiences should be savored and given their due. This also suggests that bridges built now have karmic significance and play an important role in our own self mastery and development. Today can be surprising, as the Moon in Leo goes on to square Uranus midmorning, this can see some out of the blue developments or see some people act in surprising ways. This can see excitement, enthusiasm and a lot of passionate, creative, and electric energy. It doesn’t look boring. Things can actually feel hopeful. 


The Moon in Leo squares Mercury in Taurus, which is now direct, and also opposes Saturn. There can be some indecision or pros and cons to weigh, and it’s possible that someone could feel lonely or “left out”, or shy, inhibited, or simply bogged down in duties or preparations. The Moon squaring Mercury can see a pressure or a desire to communicate, or there may be things going on in our local environment that encourage more openness to change. The hopefulness experienced over Friday and Saturday now greet the need to make adjustments in order to actualize certain realities. With Mercury now finally direct, things can start to find their footing and get back on track, possibly in an improved state compared to where they were at prior to the retrograde. The Moon will enter Virgo late this evening, getting next week off to an earthy start that is focused on getting organized and prepared, and it’s possible something pleasant could be a motivating factor, driving us to make room in our lives for positive changes and fresh developments. This can see a need to adjust our routines to make room for something or someone. There can also be an emphasis here on self improvements and making the everyday existence more beautiful, pleasing, and livable. 

Monday, May 23, 2022



We begin the week still adapting to the shift of emphasis brought on by the Sun’s entrance into Gemini, and Mercury backtracking into Taurus, among other things, - with still more shifts to come as Mars enters Aries on Tuesday and Venus changes signs on Saturday. The Moon is in reflective Pisces today, sextile Uranus and conjunct Neptune and Juno. There may be some perspective changing surprises to integrate as new facts have been coming to light via unexpected news or communications with Mercury now having backed into Taurus. This can bring more clarity of purpose. Later on, the Moon goes on to conjunct Mars in the final, most urgent degrees of Pisces, suggesting that passions can be surprising and a desire for action, not just fantasizing or dreaming, can grow over the coming days. The evening ends on an imaginative and enthusiastic note that grows more determined on Tuesday onward. There can be a lot of motivation to prepare for more activity and focus in the are of your chart ruled by Aries. 


We begin today with the Moon in late Pisces sextile Mercury, conjunct Mars, Jupiter and Neptune, while sextile Pluto. News and communications can motivate significant change and shifts, and a renewed sense of clarity, drive, inspiration, and purpose can permeate the atmosphere.  Venus perfects a sextile to Saturn today at 25 degrees, and this can see patience paying off, and it can feel like we are finally about to see the fruits of our labors, patience, or devotion.There can be something beautiful unfolding. Shifts and changes being integrated and adapted to can still be in a sort of preparitory phase, but there is a feeling that things are turning a new and exciting corner. The Moon enters Aries at 2:39 PM PST, with Mars following suit at 4:17 PM PST.  Here the Moon is sextile the Sun, and conjunct both Mars and Jupiter. There is something that has our enthusiasm levels up to 11. With Mars now out of Pisces, and new facts coming to light, there can be a strong desire to act immediately and see an instant change. Mars is like a pent up animal, as in Pisces, it felt inhibited, shy, and uncertain. Now there can be more certainty around drives, but it will be important to temper enthusiasm lest assertion borders on aggression or over eagerness that can sabotage even the most lifted of circumstances. In either case, something can definitely be adding to enthusiasm and excitement levels, and it can feel in some cases that certain wishes are being granted. Mars is much more comfortable and motivated here. This energy can lift people out of ruts.


The Moon is conjunct Chiron today, indicating a lot of sensitivity but also an increase in hopefulness and confidence. Morale may have been boosted around something. With the Sun in Gemini sextile Jupiter and trine Pluto, there may be some powerful shifts occurring via communications, siblings, neighbors, news, and things going on in our local environment that can have more significance than we may realize. Mercury is sextile Mars and trine Pluto while squaring Saturn. There can be a powerful urge to communicate, but there may also be some shyness or inhibition, or a need to be careful in how we communicate certain truths as they can pack quite a punch. Although there may be something exciting brewing or something that has us feeling enthusiastic and motivated, there may be a need to be careful or sensitive about how we share certain facts that have emerged with others, as what may seem simple, innocent, uncomplicated, or just plain and simple goodness can somehow be loaded or heavy for certain others to digest. In other cases, there can be a feeling of intimidation around certain good things unfolding, almost as if there’s a need to look for something wrong, or waiting for a carriage to inevitably turn into a pumpkin. Regardless of whatever shifts are occurring now, there can be some things to be excited about. 


The Moon conjoins Venus and sextile’s Saturn while squaring powerful Pluto today, and this can see a strong emphasis on pleasure, enjoyment, and some powerful pulls. The sextile to Saturn suggests that something can be finally stabilizing that can allow for more enjoyment without upsetting the structure of our lives and our longterm goals. In fact, there can be an awareness here about the need or desire to integrate something enjoyable into our routines, and this can see a focus on harmonious change, adapting, and making room for something or someone. There can also be a bit of a transition here as certain patterns of stagnancy are phased out. With Venus entering Taurus on Saturday, there will be more of an emphasis on the little things and creature comforts that make life worth living. The Moon squaring Pluto while Venus perfects a square to Pluto at 28 degrees can see some underlying intensity, strong passions, drives, pulls, or undercurrents of power and passion permeating things. Almost as if whatever is going on might upset certain others, or there might be a need to be low key to avoid drama, power struggles, dropping the ball in other areas, or being consumed or obsessed with something or someone. If that isn’t the case, there’s simply a lot that is transforming interpersonally or socially and a need to clear the decks for sweeping changes settling into place. Venus square Pluto is rife with desire, and Venus in the final degree of Aries wants what it wants yesterday, so take care not to self sabotage via wanting something so badly that you chase it away or rip it to shreds and prematurely abandon the mission out of insecurity because it’s not instantaneous. There is some powerful chemistry or fated interactions or dynamics in play in this mathscape. The Moon enters sensual, practical and tactile Taurus at 11:22 PM PST, placing a focus on enjoying the small and simple pleasures of everyday existence. 


We begin the day with the Moon still conjunct Venus, while Venus is entering the final and most urgent degree of Aries and squaring Pluto. This can see some intense cravings, and an excited, almost nervous impatience, perhaps even a bit of intimidation. Slowing down to a more organic pace that allows you to enjoy the process and the small pleasures along the way is key. The Moon conjuncts Uranus, and this can see a lot of changes happening on a practical, every day level, and it can be liberating in some way to embrace authenticity and feel catalyzed out of certain stagnant ruts that many people settled into while Mars was in Pisces. With the Moon conjunct Uranus, and sextile Juno, the day can keep us on our toes as far as being adaptable to change goes, particularly socially, interpersonally or financially. Venus in the final degree of Aries squaring Pluto is in a low key beast mode. This aspect is powerful, driven, obsessed, compelling, instinctual and deeply passionate. There may be a need to try and calm down and cultivate some moderation, as something or someone can really have people fired up about getting what they want. This aspect is an irresistible pull and a compelling, magnetic drive. Mercury Rx in Taurus tries to play it down with it’s square to demure Saturn and it’s sextile to shy, spiritual Neptune, but it’s trine to Pluto suggests there is absolutely a desire here to get to the bottom of something, bring things to the surface and actualize something slowly and gradually.


Venus enters sensual and practical Taurus at 7:46 AM PST, still squaring Pluto. The planet of love, money, beauty, creativity, and sensuality has identified what it wants while in Aries, Mercury Rx in Taurus has been on a fact finding mission around how feasible something is, and now Venus slips into a more seductive and easy going frame, settling into a more grounded, practical, and centered attitude. Venus in Taurus brings people back into their bodies and the beauty of the everyday experience along with the simple pleasures available to us in the humble and typically underrated places that people can tend to take for granted The Moon conjuncts Uranus, and Mercury Rx in Taurus, while squaring Saturn, sextile Neptune and trine Pluto. This can see a focus on communications and fact finding, as well as adaptation, organizing and preparing.  The Moon square Saturn emphasizes the need to play the long game and to temper nervous impatience and desire for instant gratification with resilience, strategy, and enjoying the journey.  What is meant for you will come. The Moon trine Pluto can indicate certain confidences shared or things uncovered that can stoke inspiration, change things dramatically, and bring more clarity of purpose. Next week begins on a driven and motivated note. There’s everything to play for, and the little, humble things in life can take on much more significance. 


Early morning see’s the Moon in late Taurus conjunct Mercury Rx and trine Pluto. This can see a somewhat reflective and earthy atmosphere. There may be a lot of information to sift through, but the Taurus Moon craves simplicity. Venus has just entered easy going, slow moving Taurus, where the pace is more relaxed and the focus is on enjoying the little things. The Moon enters talkative Gemini around 10:23 AM PST, placing a focus on communications, returning calls, messages, or uncovering information. Here, the Moon is conjunct the Sun in preparation for the New Moon that occurs tomorrow. This can see a busy Sunday for some, with errands, short visits, or meet ups, or a lot to do. It can feel busy and packed with activities, talks, communications, or a lot to keep up with. Mercury Rx squaring Saturn can feel mentally weary or a bit frayed around the edges. This aspect seeks to minimize stimulation to the bare minimum of what’s absolutely necessary in order to concentrate on what is essential, while the Moon in Gemini demands a bit of plate spinning and dexterity, at least, for the time being. There are certain things that can be very motivating, but there are also a lot of distractions, shifts, or comings and goings to accommodate. As we head into the New Moon, make sure to take some time for renewal and try not to overtax your nervous system. 

Monday, May 16, 2022



The Moon enters adventurous Sagittarius this morning opposite Mercury in Gemini, squaring the asteroid Juno in Pisces and trine Chiron. It’s possible there’s been a lot to think about and digest, but horizons can feel wider and more expanded somehow, and there can be some things to feel optimistic about. This morning can see people on various tangents and quests, both intellectual and action oriented. With the Moon opposite Mercury there may be some indecision or self doubt, and a need to catch balance after the eclipse. The Moon goes on to trine Venus in Aries in the evening, placing a focus on harmonizing socially, interpersonally, and financially. There may be some things to look forward to that boost optimism and morale. 


The Moon trine’s Venus and Chiron and squares Mars and Neptune. This can see compassion and optimism but also confusion and uncertainty. Actions can be confused but well intentioned, and the Moon squaring Mars and Neptune can see a bit of a loopy feeling permeating the day. The Moon goes on to sextile Saturn and square Jupiter, seeing more stability amidst high ideals and big hopes. There is a resiliency here that remains focused on it’s goal. Even if we are unsure about something, it seems we’re going through with it, or in the very least, focusing our energies on what we can feel certain about. The Moon square Mars can see some impatience or and impulsivity, perhaps a bit of a scattered feeling, and the lunar square to Neptune can see sensitivity and moods can swing all over the place, but the Moon’s aspect to Saturn can bring more internal balance and stability. These aspects together are thoughtful, compassionate and caring, and in spite of confusing influences, there’s an obstinacy present that stays committed to it’s vision. Take care to avoid burnout. 


The Moon enters stoic Capricorn at 5:02 AM PST, going on to trine Uranus, while squaring Chiron. This brings us back to reality, and highlights the practical changes that need to be considered. The Moon square Chiron can highlight a weakness, vulnerability or sensitivity, and there may be some unique situations unfolding that require adaptability. There could be a need to pair down to basics or innovate somehow to maintain the basic structure of our life. With the Sun sextile both Mars and Jupiter while squaring Saturn, there is a desire to expand or lunge forward, but there may be blockages or certain realities that need to be confronted or considered, and perhaps innovated around. The Sun and Mercury trine Pluto suggests “where there is a will, there’s a way,” and there may be certain deals or conversations that have been going on under the surface or behind the scenes to strategize new ways forward. Mercury Rx will re-enter Taurus on Sunday, indicating that certain talks, ideas, discussions, or agreements can be revisited. 


The Moon in Capricorn trine’s the Sun and Uranus in Taurus, conjoins Pluto, sextile’s Neptune, and squares Venus in Aries. It also goes on to sextile Mars later in the day, seeing energy and momentum build. There can be a low-key excitement to the day, and there may be a few surprises, although it’s highly likely they’ve been planned for. The Moon sextile Venus suggests a bit of shyness, or there may be a slight difficulty around expressing the feelings, perhaps a certain reserve or inhibition is present socially or interpersonally. The Sun’s sextile to Mars is further enhanced by the Moon, and this can see some sweet, perhaps even somewhat romantic gestures. In the very least, there’s a keen desire to make dreams into a reality or make life a bit more beautiful. There can be some pleasant surprises or diversions from the everyday. There can also be some surprisingly intense feelings under the surface with the Moon conjunct Pluto, while the Sun and Mercury both trine the planet of power. This can also see some interesting, perhaps unexpected agreements or alliances being formed. 


The Moon enters unconventional Aquarius at 5:53 AM PST, and we prepare to usher in Gemini season at 6:23 PM PST. Happy birthday Gemini! The Moon in Aquarius is trine both the Sun and Mercury, while sextile Jupiter in the early part of the day, and this can see communications and talks highlighted. With the Moon still in close contact to Pluto, there can be some intensity around whatever is being discussed, or in the very least, what is being discussed is consequential. This can see agreements being made or deals being struck. There can be a nervous energy in the atmosphere with the emphasis on air. There’s also a need to bring rationality and objectivity to certain issues. There can be some surprises around the corner that may indicate some reality checks or a need to be crisp and clear around getting on the same page or harmonizing with others. 


The Moon in Aquarius conjoins Saturn, and is square Uranus while forming a sextile to Venus. This can see some unusual arrangements, possibly even spontaneous get togethers or unexpected impulses. Saturn applies the brakes or lays down rules or boundaries. Maybe in some cases whatever is pleasant and unexpected competes with what was planned or structures that are already in place. In either case, it helps to be flexible. The aspects Mercury Rx makes suggests a lot of enthusiasm and desire to expand, the imagination can be lit, but there are also aspects of based reality that need to be considered. Mercury revisits the last decan of Taurus tomorrow, indicating a need to revisit certain plans, discussions or ideas, or to have a back up plan or safety net in place. Things are in flux, facts have yet to emerge or things that have been ignored or bypassed mentally or otherwise can't be shaken off so easily. We are called to slow down and assess. Humility, simplicity and patience is called for. Tuning into body wisdom and what is sensible is helpful here. What has been neglected?


The Moon enters Pisces at 8:49 AM PST, squaring the Sun and Mercury while conjunct Saturn. High ideals can greet reality, or there can be a need to assess the feasibility or realism of certain visions or fantasies. This can be a somewhat private and reflective day, and the early part of the day’s lingering lunar contact with Saturn suggests a somewhat serious tone to whatever is being contemplated. Communications or busyness can still be a major part of the day’s configurations, and Mercury re-enters the final face of Taurus. Here, Mercury is able to see potential difficulties, and to plan ahead in order to avert them. Mercury in this face has a strong awareness of karma, of the consequences of certain actions. In some cases, Mercury’s revisit to this face can see the opportunities to correct certain missteps or revisit certain conversations or dialogues. In a practical sense, it can be about addressing certain neglected issues. In either case, it’s an opportunity for a realistic assessment of various potentialities, and to make preparations should things go south, or more aptly, -so that they don't.

Monday, May 9, 2022



We begin the week with the Moon in Leo opposite Saturn, which can see a desire for fun, love, creativity, and pleasure seeking feeling a bit hampered by duty, responsibility, or challenges. This week see’s quite a lot of action celestially, as tomorrow Mercury will station retrograde in Gemini, Jupiter will enter Aries, and we see a full Moon lunar eclipse in Scorpio at the end of the week. The dragons head and tail are in tension with taskmaster Saturn, bringing some necessary, and even fated reality checks. New structures need to be put into place, and this can require a lot of adaptability. The upcoming eclipse at the end of this week is in many ways the main feature. It falls in a decan of Scorpio associated with the 7 of cups in the tarot. This see’s a necessary release (and eclipsing) of anything delusional and out of touch with reality, to bring people back into the body and back in touch with their (internal) locus of control. The Moon enters Virgo at 3:53 PM PST, to square Mercury, which stations retrograde tomorrow. This can see a scramble to get caught up on various details and not lose footing. There can be a nervous energy here, and perhaps a lot to keep up with in regards to communications and other details.


Mercury stations retrograde at 4:47 AM PST at 4 degrees of Gemini. Mercury in this face of Gemini is extremely strong and endlessly curious. Very adept at learning, and handling rapid fire communications. The main weakness to watch out for is to take care to be thorough in ones endeavor to learn, and to make sure to pursue a grasp of ones desired subjects of curiosity beyond mere superficiality. This journey of Mercury will reenter the 3rd face of Taurus, a decan of Taurus said to be ruled by Saturn. Plans made or seeds planted will confront challenge or destructive forces here. This decan of Taurus is associated with the 7 of pentacles, a card of awaiting a harvest, -or awaiting failure. This decan of Taurus brings to mind the adage “a failure to plan is a plan to fail.” It can be associated with unforeseen disaster, folly, hubris, and a need for back up plans or insurance policies. Mercury revisiting this decan of Taurus can also bring people into contact with helpful allies, and bring attention to the need to have a plan and support network in case of challenge or crisis. In the case of hubris, ostentation, or gross overplaying of ones hand, this journey of Mercury brings an opportunity of confession and repentance. Karma and causation, and a need for common sense are very apparent here. While still in Gemini, certain ideas or lines of dialogue can be revisited and certain things can prove unfeasible or simply revealed to be bullshit, and hence, discarded,- leaving space for more sensible and rational lines of thought, ideas, and communications. This cycle can actually lighten ones load and dramatically simplify things, bringing focus to gratitude for the little things.

Jupiter moves into Aries at 4:22 PM PST, to join Venus, strengthening a desire for fresh starts and the implementation of fresh, self empowering cycles with an emphasis on personal sovereignty and independence. Jupiter in this decan of Aries contains a lot of raw power, and if necessary, can aid in the ability to sever relationships or contracts that have outworn their purposes or have proven to be based on false pretenses. Severing can be smooth and transpire in an advantageous and beneficial way, as Jupiter tempers the severity and adds generosity and largesse of spirit to this face of Aries. The Moon in Virgo is trine the Sun and Uranus and opposite Mars today, indicating a lot of change, and many details to handle, with the possibility of subtle tensions or grievances lurking under the surface. 


Today see’s the Moon in Virgo trine the Sun, Uranus, and Pluto, while opposite Neptune, Mars and Jupiter. It’s possible that big changes are afoot and certain things are dissolving. There are high hopes that can mingle occasionally with uncertainty or a feeling of being at sea or somewhat lost in the mire. Powerful turning points can be happening, and there can be a lot of sensitivity in the air. Subtle power dynamics can be in play in certain regards, as certain tensions tend to be navigated in an almost passive aggressive way or swept under the rug with Mars in Pisces. With a Full Moon Lunar eclipse on it’s way, a crunch point is being approached, and that which is not workable, sustainable, congruent, or based in reality or integrity is slowly and inevitably dissolving or being exposed as untenable. The Moon enters partnership oriented Libra in the late hours at 11:34 PM PST, to trine Mercury in Gemini, emphasizing communications and agreements, perhaps around shared gripes, values, and vulnerabilities.


The Moon in Libra is trine Mercury Rx in Gemini and opposite Venus and Chiron in Aries. A minor tense aspect to Saturn further emphasizes some source of challenge or tension. It’s possible that the needs of ourselves and those of certain others are a bit out of synchrony, and this can highlight certain discomfort in social, interpersonal, or commercial situations that call for cooperation and harmony. The lunar opposition to Chiron can see a great deal of empathy and sensitivity, and strong psychic links can be established through otherwise awkward or challenging circumstances. There may be a need to take an unusual or unorthodox approach to certain situations, or simply go your own way. Some people will understand completely, others may not. You can’t please everyone all the time, and it’s unhealthy to endeavor this as it only leads to resentment. Better to remain true to yourself. The lunar opposition to both Chiron and Venus are the driving configurations of the day, indicating there are social or interpersonal situations or dynamics that may be sensitive and require striking a balance between authenticity and consideration. Stable alliances or new structures can be forming out of the rubble of dissolving dreams or ideals. 


The Moon is opposite Venus and Chiron and trine Saturn today, showing a stable port in unpredictable situations. This port can be a friendship, group, hobby, goal, or alliance, or simply an inward emotional resilience. Regardless of what it is, it functions as a lighthouse of realism and stability. Certain truths may not be easy to swallow, but they provide a necessary anchor and sail to navigate out of choppy seas. The Moon quincunx the Sun shows a challenge to integrate the ego with the emotions, and to make adjustments to the way the feelings are viewed and reacted to, and the way they are expressed outwardly to others, in order to feel more at peace and in control of ones life and destiny internally. The lunar quincunx to Mars can indicate tension and nervous irritability, and there is a need to try to deliberately slow down reaction times,-making a point to respond rather than react. As the day goes on, certain power dynamics can become more apparent, and there may be a need to steer clear of any potential social or interpersonal dramas and to channel any intensity constructively. There’s also a need to avoid saying “yes” to things when internally you are not really in alignment with doing so. Avoid being a martyr, or being motivated purely by guilt, pity, or feelings of obligation. Take care to tend to your own wellbeing. 


The Moon enters powerful and desirous Scorpio at 3:34 AM PST, where it opposes Uranus, the great Illuminator and Liberator. A great hunger and desire can be awakened. The first face of Scorpio is associated by the five of cups in the tarot. A card of incomplete union, unfulfilled desires, and disappointment. This decan of Scorpio illustrates a fierce hunger, and the violence necessary to obtain ones desires, which can create contention and malaise both within and without. By understanding cycles of desire and disappointment, we are less enslaved to it. This decan also highlights the need to confront desires head on and decide whether or not we are willing to pay the price in order to see it fulfilled. The Moon opposite Uranus here indicates a certain freedom from chains that bind would be necessary in order to authentically live out these instinctual and powerful pulls. For some, this can represent a release from deep unconscious processes, trauma programming, compulsions, addictions, obsessions, and desire itself. For others, this release is more contractual in nature, a release from ties that bind, and inhibit ones own authentic expression of power in the world. In either case, these configurations represent the necessity of some sort of initiation process into the mysteries, and this eclipse will take us from the 5 of cups, to the 6 of cups, and will climax with the 7 of cups, where we will confront, sort out and dissolve various delusions which hamper our own development. 


The Full Moon eclipse occurs at 9:14 PM PST, and 12:14 AM on the 16th *eastern time*. The day begins with the Moon in the second face of Scorpio, opposite the Sun, Uranus, and trine both Mars and Neptune. There is a tendency towards both tenderness and enmity here, and things can go either of which ways, all depending upon how the will is directed. There is great vulnerability and sensitivity here, just as there is a certain guardedness or wariness. In some cases, there is a desire to gently lunge forward in certain dynamics, while creating boundaries or severing other dynamics. There can be a certain wariness permeating particular involvements, possibly due to the bad taste that previous unfortunate situations or entanglements have left in their wake. With the 2nd face of Scorpio representing the 6 of cups, there can be a feeling of longing, a desire for mutually fulfilling union, and also a certain emotional support, kindness, and empathy here. The desire nature of this lunar decan of Scorpio is particularly strong, and can tend towards being vampiric in nature if not consciously directed. This isn't due to malevolence per say, but simply due to the fact that such hungers can overwhelm certain people. So it’s important to ensure all parties have informed consent of what is actually intended to transpire. The Moon enters the 3rd face of Scorpio in the later evening hours, where the eclipse is perfected, where we are forced to wrestle with our own desire nature. Powerful transmutation and alchemical operations are required here. Mere debauchery, self deceit, delusion and escape fail to satisfy, and only feeds into the destructive nature of this decan. Desires that are deluded and forced putrefy in this face, and when these energies are utilized positively, great psychic channels can be accessed. Wise choices are called for here, and with the dragons head and tail activated, we are called back to reality, back into our bodies, into the here and now and common sense of Taurus, and away from paranoia, fantasy, and drains on the basic integrity of our psyche and sense of reality. *Release anything or anyone that is not congruent with your values, desires, and your sense of based reality.* If there is a cognitive dissonance, stop explaining it away or making justifications for it. Simply let it go, and get it far away from you.

Monday, May 2, 2022



The Moon enters chatty and busy Gemini in the wee hours of the AM PST, and Venus enters passionate Aries at 9:10 AM PST. Jupiter is still conjunct Neptune, and forming an exact sextile to Pluto at 28 degrees. This can see an odd combination of a lack of clarity, fantasy, bewilderment, empathy and compassion in tandem with odd feelings of intimidation, awe, power, secrecy, compulsion, or subversion. Themes of power/submission, or change, death, and transformation can be in play, but Venus in Aries to be followed by Jupiter next Tuesday can see a growing feistiness, confidence, renewal, passion and self belief. This can see a period of rebirth kicking off. The Moon in Gemini is endlessly curious and conjoins communicative and multitasking Mercury, going on to square Mars in Pisces in the early evening. This can see subtle tensions, buried disagreements or conflicts of will, but Venus conjunct Jupiter/ Neptune, while sextile Pluto and semi square Uranus can see equal parts attraction and repulsion, or create strong pulls that are as seductive and persuasive as they are unsettling or exciting. Needless to say, Venus now in Aries can certainly remind everyone of their libidinous instincts. The planets in Pisces can see people floating on a sea of love and empathy, -and/or vacillating between hope, faith, fantasy, beauty and high ideals, -v.s longing, melancholy, saudade, sadness or self pity. Venus in Aries is determined, passionate and willful. The Sun in Taurus reminds us not to drop the beat and the importance of keeping our feet on the ground. 


Today see’s the Moon in Gemini square Mars in Pisces, and this influence can see people full of questions and chatty Cathy vibes. A lunar sextile to Chiron shows compassion for other peoples pain, while a semi square to the asteroid Pallas, which has recently entered patient and plodding Taurus, see’s an element of strategy in play. As the day progresses, the Moon also squares Neptune and forms a trine to Saturn. There may be more questions than answers, but someone or something can be a port of stability in a maze of confusion, befuddlement or bemusement. There may be too much talking, confusion, even the potential for disinformation. With the Sun in Taurus conjunct Uranus, common sensical, down to earth thinking is basically the outlier position du jour. To put it bluntly, it’s more socially acceptable to assert that 2+2=5 than it is to suggest that plants actually prefer water to popular sports drinks. This is just the nature of the times, so if you have anything to say that it should be self evident,... it’s probably a better idea to take a hint from the asteroid Pallas and consider the Art Of War. That is, it’s probably wise to choose your battles with discernment, and take a more strategic approach, rather than stirring a hornets nest with too many unwelcome, earthy, and time tested truisms. Mercury sextile Venus can be incredibly charming, convincing and charismatic, putting people at ease, and making it possible to compromise, even amidst vast differences, distances, or conflicts of interest, -but the Moon square Mars and Neptune can also be cunning, seductive, clever, (perhaps a bit insincere at times), but very good at gaining sympathies. This can see some compromises or agreements being more feigned than genuine. In other possibilities, there very well may be a need for compassion, emotional generosity, careful handling, and giving others the benefit of the doubt, as the Moon squaring Mars and Neptune can see some minor troubles, troubled people or circumstances, or vague uncertainties to circumnavigate. It may be important to pair back to essentials or “get a grip” in some way in order to minimize too many complications or unconstructive tangents.


The Moon in late Gemini squares Jupiter and Neptune, while Jupiter is exactly sextile Pluto, seeing a powerful pull towards indulgence, fantasy, escapism, unsolved mysteries, or rabbit holes. There can be a compelling draw, lure, curiosity, longing, or even powerful spiritual experiences. There can be a lot of sensitivity, and people can be very impressionable. The Moon enters cozy Cancer at 4:05 PM PST, squaring Venus and Jupiter. This can see a bit of a retreat from too much challenge or controversy socially or interpersonally, with a desire for self nourishment, replenishment, and cultivation of inner security and stability, -perhaps in preparation for a more active push tomorrow.


The Moon in Cancer forms a trine to Mars in Pisces today, while squaring both Venus and Chiron in Aries. This can see internal emotional resilience amidst what could feel like slightly challenging circumstances or vulnerabilities. This can see a desire to stand up for those who are disadvantaged or in need, even if ones own position isn’t that strong, there is a touching courage and “empathic warrior” vibe to this mathscape. The Moon trine Juno in Pisces can see behind the scenes support from spiritual companions that can transcend boundaries or distance. The Moon goes on to sextile the Sun and Uranus which can see some surprising insights, telepathic experiences, psychic downloads, or some surprising declarations of intent or actions in the works that are quietly compelling. This can also see the beginning stages of a release from difficult circumstances or some unusual, perhaps inevitable cathartic experiences. 


The Moon in sensitive Cancer is trine Mars and Neptune in Pisces this morning while opposite Pluto. This can see some quietly intense experiences. This can magnify further as the Moon forms a trine to Jupiter. Big Feels. Mercury sextile Venus suggests that conversations can flow, and people can express what is weighing on their hearts and minds with perhaps greater ease than usual, and suppressed things can come to the surface for cathartic release. The Moon opposite Pluto suggests there could be intense subject matter under the surface or in the atmosphere somehow, but the lunar connection to Jupiter can see a lot of emotional generosity, good will, and a desire to see things through. There is a spiritual and emotional tenacity to these configurations, and the weekend see’s the Moon enter Leo, which suggests that lighter times are around the corner, so if you’re navigating some choppy emotional waters or sensitive moods, hang in there. The Moon in Leo will bring the party vibes, ready or not. You have been warned. 


The Moon enters Leo at 4:50 AM PST to sextile Mercury, trine Venus, while still trine Jupiter, getting the day off to a more lighthearted, morale boosting, perhaps indulgent start. There can be pleasant, even clever conversations, creativity, and even flirtation, winks, smiles, and playfulness in the air. These configurations have big and charming intentions. The Moon trine Venus encourages people to let their hair down, seek joy, and take playful, creative risks. There can be a desire to shake off an underlying intensity or darkness and embrace a less encumbered and carefree mode. The Moon goes on to trine Chiron in Aries, and this energy is like a breath of fresh air. There can be some surprising communications, last minute plans, or some cavalier moves in the works. The Moon goes on to square Uranus, indicating that some of this can be quite out of the blue or throw a spanner into the works, not necessarily in a negative way. It just might be a lot to adapt to very quickly. Events, people, or dynamics can catch us off guard or by surprise, but perhaps timing is a bit of an issue. 


Happy Mothers Day to all the mama jamas out there! The Moon in playful and gregarious Leo is trine Chiron, square the Sun and Uranus in practical Taurus, while opposing Saturn in Aquarius. This can see a desire for fun and breaks in monotony clash with routines or the more practical aspects of life. Perhaps it’s simply a matter of poor timing or feeling ill prepared for even a pleasant and welcome disruption to some established (but sensible) ruts. It can be a bit of a mixed blessing. A lunar quincunx to Mars can see some nervous tension. Nerves can feel a bit raw for some reason and there’s a need to slow down to avoid burnout, hypersensitivity or irritability. The lunar opposition to Saturn can be a bit of a wet blanket on this otherwise well meaning energy. This aspect can see an undercurrent of challenge or adversity, whether through too much responsibility or other constraints, ill timed but fleeting opportunities for fun and enjoyment, or some other emotional circumstance that indicates feelings of loss, fear of missing out, or a feeling of being cut off or blocked from warmth, comfort, joy, fun and frivolity. The Sun sextile Mars see’s opportunities for adventure, but there may be hurdles, challenges or inhibitions to be overcome or details or a mini crisis of some kind to attend to first before this can be fully surrendered to. A major expansion of some kind can be in the cards, and it's time to prepare.