Monday, October 30, 2023



The Moon enters Gemini at 8:08 AM PST, to square Saturn in Pisces. What is real? The facts may be grasped but the details can be hazy, obscured or lost in the mire. There can be a heavy atmosphere, and the collective consciousness can be weighed down by consequential and serious matters. The lunar eclipse has left an intense effect in it’s wake. The Sun, Mars and Mercury in Scorpio opposite Jupiter can see extremes, and the Sun/Jupiter connection will be exact at the end of the week, seeing a heightened awareness of things in spite of hidden issues, agendas, or smoke screens. The emphasis on Scorpio see’s all manner of Plutonic horrors and power dynamics magnified. The planets in Taurus seek security and stability in the wake of immense change.


Venus in Virgo makes an exact trine to Uranus today at 21 degrees while opposing Neptune. Things can be unsettled, erratic or shaken up. Compassion and worry can be in the air, and people can connect around just humanitarian causes. There is a sensitivity, imagination and impressionability here, and Venus seeks to remediate, heal, and improve circumstances. There may be some crises to mitigate, but there can also be a desire for joy amidst the chaos. The Moon quincunx Mercury in Scorpio can see an intense preoccupation with developing plots and stories, and a lunar square to Venus in Virgo and Neptune in Pisces can have a difficult time relaxing and be prone to worry. It can be a challenge not to obsess over certain things now. Mars and Mercury conjunct has an eye on intense developments, conflicts, power struggles or secret agendas. Circulating news, rhetoric, or opinions can be extreme. Venus trine Uranus seeks a way out and through. Evening time can see a nervous, dreamy or worried atmosphere with the Moon square Neptune. There’s vulnerability, imagination and compassion in the air, but people can also be prone to manipulation, deceit, distraction, or confusion. Protect your energy and don’t lose focus on essentials.


The day begins with the Moon in late Gemini squaring Venus, Neptune, semisquare Jupiter and quincunx Pluto. Things can feel a bit loopy and out of sorts, and there can be some strong sentiments under the surface, but it can feel difficult to express them. The Moon seeks stability, security and calm by building a trine to Saturn and entering Cancer at 2:30 PM PST. There can be endurance and resilience, even if things have gone off the rails or have been immersed in distracting issues, or fixated on intense developments.There can still be some subtle irritations with the Moon sesquisquare Mars and Mercury, the atmosphere can be a bit thick, topics can be loaded or difficult to discuss in certain arenas. There can be a need to keep a lid on certain worries or frustrations or avoid confrontations, but everyone can feel the elephant in the room or see the writing on the wall. Certain things can need some TLC or attention.  Tomorrow can be much more direct. Nurturing or protective instincts are strong.


The Moon in Cancer is trine the Sun, Mars, Mercury, sextile Jupiter and square Chiron in Aries. This can see courage of conviction, and it can be easier to express certain thoughts and feelings.There can also be more energetic congruence and focus to get things done, with less distraction. The Moon strengthens it’s square to Chiron as the day wears on, which can see some vulnerability, or a desire to protect the vulnerable. In some cases, people may express what they think or feel even at great cost to themselves. There can be a sensitive atmosphere, with spirited discussions or preoccupation with research or consolidation of resources. There can be a need to nurture yourself or others, and attention can be on home, family and tribe.


Today can see enlightening discussions or a desire to uncover buried information, discuss sensitive issues, or root out serious problems and get to the bottom of something. For some this can see a domestic consolidation, or need for it. The Sun in Scorpio makes an exact opposition to Jupiter in Taurus, which can highlight religious, political, or ideological extremes that can cause some people to question their beliefs or feel challenged by the extremes of others. Issues going on at a distance or involving power and control can be a factor. Let the heart lead rather than the ego. Things can also be very clear now, in some ways, painfully clear. The Moon trine Mercury, sextile Uranus while trine Neptune is spirited and can see silent understandings or quiet edge lording. The Moon goes on to sextile Venus which can see some silver linings in any otherwise strange situations, but things can be rather intense under the surface with the Moon opposite Pluto. In some ways, the Moon in Cancer can be emphasizing clannishness or tribalism,  power dynamics that need to be transformed. The lunar sextile to Venus and trine to Mercury and Neptune can see discussions center around the need to make improvements, help those in need, or get priorities straight. There can be some pleasant, helpful, or enlightening exchanges. 


Saturn stations direct at 12:03 AM PST, and the Moon enters Leo at 12:21 AM PST. This see’s the Moon square Jupiter, which can see temptation for certain people to go too far, exhibit grandiosity, excessiveness or throw their power around or have tantrums to get their way. Saturn now direct can bring some order in the court, but this can take some time. The Moon in hard aspect with the Sun, Mars, and eventually Uranus, can see some tensions that force changes. A lunar trine to Chiron is sensitive and tuned in to the atmosphere. There can be some magnanimous displays that are from the heart, but there can also be a lot of pressure to perform, or tensions around what is expected. Saturn now direct can be about to say “enough is enough” or place curtails on anything that’s been taken too far. There may be power dynamics that need to be renegotiated or messes that need to be cleaned up this upcoming week.

Monday, October 23, 2023



The Sun enters Scorpio at 9:21 AM PST, where it will join Mercury and Mars and oppose Jupiter and Uranus in Taurus, along with the Full Moon eclipse this Saturday. We kick off this week with the Moon in humanitarian Aquarius in square to rebellious Uranus. Thoughts and feelings can be on wider, collective concerns, and the building emphasis in Scorpio can see a focus on weighty, consequential, private, or intimate topics. Mars builds an opposition to Jupiter this week, which can see a feisty, honey badger spirit, but there can also be conflicts, games of power, projection, intrigue, subversion, mystery or other somewhat loaded machinations that can swell or reach points of climax or confrontation this week. The Moon gets closer to Saturn as the day wears on, seeing a serious and mature tone. Venus in Virgo still trine Jupiter is level headed, humble and helpful, and there can be a quiet gratitude for things that are going smoothly, along with some modest, select earthly indulgences. Venus here is down to earth, grounded, and kind to those in need. There can be a focus on extricating from difficulty, healing, improvement, or helping others to emancipate from or adapt through a crisis.


The Moon enters sensitive and compassionate Pisces at 1:33 AM to conjoin Saturn, which can see a lot of empathy for others, or a lot of feelings can surface that can feel like they need to be reigned in, controlled, or repressed somehow. The Moon in trine to the Sun, Mercury, and Mars can place a focus on privacy, behind the scenes communications, or mysterious correspondences that involve esoteric or fringe topics. There can also be an emphasis on spirituality, and people can be passionate about their faith, or private battles they are waging. There can be a focused determination. The Moon goes on to oppose Venus in Virgo and sextile Jupiter which can see a lot of helpfulness, generosity, and a desire to improve situations, help, heal, transcend, or do better. The need for compassion, understanding, largesse of spirit, and rising above baseness while also being true and authentic to the stirrings in your soul can be at the forefront of things. Mercury conjunct Mars can be passionate and direct and cut to the heart of things, but the atmosphere is sensitive and highly absorbent. Communications can be powerful, or news circulating can be unusual, loaded, or intense. 


The Moon is in Pisces conjunct Neptune and sextile Uranus, seeing an imaginative and creative buzz in the atmosphere. The Moon is also opposite Venus, while Venus is quincunx Chiron and preparing to trine Uranus. This can see a focus on healing modalities and making adjustments and improvements. Better self care, care for others, and staying organized can be a bit loopy or unsettled at the moment, but there are some positive developments in spite of some tensions. Feelings can build up as the day wears on, with the Moon in minor tension to Jupiter and Mars and going on to sextile Pluto this evening. Powerful moods, instincts or insights can emerge. The Sun places a strong focus on communications, research, and psychic fortitude. Tomorrow the Moon enters martial Aries, seeing a more direct and confrontational frame.


The Moon enters Aries at 3:02 AM PST, and it’s first contact is tensions with Mercury in Scorpio and Uranus in Taurus. Mercury is opposite Jupiter and conjunct Mars, seeing people pushing the limits mentally or in regards to communications. Topics, discussions, news, or trains of thought can be edge lording or somewhat extreme or taboo. Take care to avoid getting sucked into unproductive arguments or going too far out on a limb due to overconfidence, but also, if you feel a need to get something off your chest or out of your system, find a good outlet and don’t overly suppress yourself. Conversations and expression can be spirited or delve into surprising territory. New information can emerge. Evening time see’s the Moon in tension with Mars, which can be a bit high rev, intense, or irritated. A brisk walk or something physical can help if you have trouble sleeping. Avoid over reacting to disagreements. If anger or irritation or a “mood” arises, it can just as quickly blow over if you let it (Moon in Aries.) However the Scorpio energy can tend to brood, fester, ferment, or fixate. There could simply be a bit of stir crazy energy, but it can also be healing or cathartic (Moon/Chiron)  late evening. 


The Moon doesn’t make a lot of notable aspects besides a conjunction to healing Chiron until this evening when it squares Pluto. So the build up to the Full Moon eclipse can be powerful and “werewolfy.” Tend to your own needs and avoid situations that try your patience. Venus is trine Uranus, and seeks a little excitement or doing something a bit different. This could be something as simple as eating a new dish, having a refreshing break from routine, trying a new healing modality, or connecting with new and interesting people. With Venus also quincunx Uranus, initially, changes could feel a bit uncomfortable, or perhaps changes or adjustments are made in order to create more personal comfort and well being. There could also be a health or healing component. Evening time can see some powerful instincts, truths, feelings, or desires emerge, a desire to transform a situation or embrace certain needs, emotions, drives, or proclivities. The Moon is werewolfing, and building up to a potent lunar eclipse in down to earth, sensual Taurus. Do what you can to feel at home in your body and enjoy yourself.


The Moon enters Taurus at 4:44 AM. (Interesting sidetone, computer caps lock 444 is $$$.) This full Moon has a certain zing, gusto and earthy sensuality to it. It culminates at 1:24 PM PST at 5 degrees Taurus. Interestingly, this degree is associated with the 5 of pentacles. A card of material troubles. However, the close proximity to Jupiter in the 2nd degree of Taurus, along with the opposition the Moon makes to the Sun, Mercury, and eventually Mars in instinctual Scorpio, highlights a deep instinct towards abundance. These signatures highlight the themes of valuing all that you have to work with, and being resourceful and wise with your gifts so that they multiply and enrich you. Jupiter in the 2nd face of Taurus highlights a prepared expansion, anticipating potential future trends in order to avoid pitfalls. All of this aside, this Full Moon could actually be highly enjoyable. There is also a lunar trine to Juno in Virgo, emphasizing helpful partnerships, or partnerships or marriages where there is a healing component, a “you scratch my back and I’ll scratch yours” sort of dynamic. This could also be work related for some. As the day wears on into evening, there can be a lot of physical energy, passion, chemistry, joy joy feelings, or irritation with the Moon opposite Mars and conjunct Jupiter. For some, conflicts, passions, or tensions are best sorted out in the bedroom. For others, this could be a strong creative chemistry, vigorous enthusiasm and pleasure, or magnetic charisma that can add a little something something to the weekend. 


The Moon is conjunct Jupiter, Uranus, opposite Mercury and Mars in Scorpio and trine Venus in Virgo while square Hygeia. Wow. What’s happening? This could be really pleasant. There is definitely a lot of chemistry or charisma in this math. There is also a deep resourcefulness and ingenuity here. There could even be something healing about certain situations. There could also be some tension, but this could simply take the form of taking creative and constructive actions. Overall, this looks like an enjoyable and beneficial Sunday, even if there is a lot of submerged intensity or magnetic energy.  It could feel nice also to whip certain things into shape or prepare or plan for something fun or enjoyable.

Monday, October 16, 2023



The Moon is in Scorpio opposite Jupiter and Uranus today, going on to trine Neptune. Venus shakes free of her opposition to Saturn and there can be a feeling of things improving, quite frankly, because they have to. This can bring levity and stability to situations.  Glaring flaws in certain situations and power dynamics have become obvious, but with Mars in Scorpio trine Saturn, integrity and sincerity rise to the top. The Sun conjunct Mercury in Libra making tense aspect to Venus in Virgo and a square to Pluto highlights tensions socially or interpersonally, and collectively, politically. Power overreaches or being overtly controlling are not a good look right now, and only serve to highlight the illegitimacy and insecurity behind a cause. Truth sells itself and doesn’t require a brutal enforcement, silencing, or campaigns of fear or attrition for widespread adoption and agreement. Such insecure maneuverings only make a naked emperor all the more obvious. This is as true on a micro scale as it is on the macro scale. Venus in Virgo highlights the importance of not forcing or attempting to control things or people and allowing what is truly organic, pure and good to emerge and flourish. The same can be said of love. It was St. Augustine, a Sun sign Virgo who said “He that is jealous is not in love.” For love itself, in it’s purest form, casts no shadow. Although there can be some heavier realities being grappled with by many, silver linings can shine through this week.


Juno, the relationship asteroid, enters Virgo today, emphasizing healing, perfecting and improvement in relationship dynamics, as well as relationships that center around healing, and the idea of healing, perfecting, and purifying the self so that one can better relate and be of service to the other. Virgo is also a sensual sign, placing further focus on the physical and earthy aspects of relationships. But improvement and refinement of the sensory experience is key, as is a shared desire to improve conditions and be helpful in practical ways. The Moon enters Sagittarius at 12:36 PM PST, where it will square Saturn in Pisces and Venus in Virgo, seeing a brief period of subtle interpersonal or social tensions, vague worries, frustrations, or doubts that can give way to more ease and broader perspectives. Focus on making constructive changes and being open to growth and advancement. Venus trine Jupiter can be generous and supportive, and encourages you to count your blessings and enjoy the little things that contribute to well being and quality of life. The beauty of the natural world can shine through the complex vicissitudes of life like a medicinal herb that grows through concrete. Give thanks and praises for what is good.


The Moon is still square Venus, while also trine Chiron, semisquare Pluto, and quincunx Jupiter, which can see strong feelings and a sensitive atmosphere, although it can be an emotionally healing time. With a little self control, it’s possible for deep truths and insights to be reflected upon and integrated, which can improve interpersonal dynamics, overall well being, or personal satisfaction. The Moon in Sagittarius trine Chiron can see empathy, compassion, and synchronicity play a role in the events of the day. As the day wears on, things can feel more upbeat, and energy and vital forces can increase, which can aid in productivity, and getting the blood moving and endorphins flowing.


The Moon is sextile the Sun and Mercury as the Sun and Mercury perfect a conjunction at 25 degrees Libra today. Things can strangely be in flow today, even if there have been dynamics or situations that feel weighed down, slow to respond or less supportive than usual. Certain people or situations may simply need more time (Sun in Libra semisquare Venus in Virgo.) Regardless of this, there can still be good news or promising developments, ideas and discussions. The Moon in aspect to the Sun and Mercury while they perfect a conjunction can see helpful, well timed advice, sound council or supportiveness if you are navigating troubles (Moon square Neptune and trine Chiron.) Evening time see’s the Moon enter Capricorn at 6:55 PM PST, where it sextile’s Saturn, which can see a serious focus that emphasizes emotional maturity, wisdom and insight that can see a way forward through the fog. Tomorrow can see renewed energy, determination and purpose. 


Today can feel surprisingly encouraging given the Moon is in such a sober and realistic sign. It’s trine Venus and Jupiter while sextile Mars, which can see a hardworking and goal oriented energy that can feel rewarding or meaningful. There can be a somber and matter of fact energy to the day that is stoic, but also supportive. Mercury doubles down on this focused sense of purpose by perfecting a potent square to Pluto at 27 degrees Capricorn while building an out of sign trine to Saturn. This math has clear vision and insight, with a machine like precision and efficiency? It can also see tunnel vision, with perhaps heavier or more serious topics being very preoccupying for some. There is a purpose and meaning behind this focused energy. It’s possible for buried facts to come to light, or for penetrating insights or powerful connections to be made. Certain dynamics can either be renegotiated to better terms or are changed as breakthroughs organically and necessarily arise. Changes can work out favorably. There can also be opportunities for enjoyment if you take the time to come up for air. Avoid too much brooding or negativity or being too hard on yourself later on (Moon square Chiron and semisquare Saturn.) Allow yourself to be human. 


The Moon is conjunct Pluto while trine Uranus, square Chiron, and sextile Neptune, which can highlight inevitable or necessary changes, or breakthrough processes. For some, this can be an emotional time, there can also be opportunities for honest, matter of fact disclosures, defining moments, or real talk, with Mercury in anaretic degree of Libra today. People can be getting something off their chests, or about to be doing so, as communications will be getting a whole lot more direct and to the point, or something recently integrated will be quietly but heavily implied or understood. The Moon enters humanitarian Aquarius at 11:06 PM PST, before Mercury enters Scorpio at 11:49 PM PST. This Mercury transit kicks off a cycle of intrigue, mystery, investigation, research, or clandestine agreements or developments. This cycle can also portend deeply felt shifts within power dynamics, and/or barely veiled conflicts of interests or power struggles. Good principles will win out in the end. Today can see some surprises in communications, or new, inspiring ideas or insights can emerge. Communications can be impactful and sincere, and there can be a focus on deeper topics. Venus trine Jupiter is generous, kindhearted, and down to earth.


The Moon in Aquarius squares Mars, which can ideally see an opportunity to transcend or rise above petty power struggles. It can also see an energy akin to Persephone escaping Hades, or an energy of liberation from dark forces or controlling, negative, or insecure influences. Venus perfects her trine to Jupiter today at 12 degrees, seeing an overall sense of goodness prevail, even if certain interactions with others or money or pleasure issues are slightly intense, tricky, or heavy right now (Venus sesquisquare Pluto). The Sun is at 29 degrees Libra today, preparing to make an exact trine to Saturn tomorrow. This can see defining new agreements, alliances, or decisive moments interpersonally or within leadership. The Moon square Mars in Scorpio and Jupiter in Taurus can see potential tensions to navigate, but even if so, there can be something to smile about, or the silver linings of situations or things to be grateful for are very apparent. The early part sunday can be good for funneling energy into things that require physical movement.

Monday, October 9, 2023



The Moon is in Leo, conjunct Juno, trine Chiron, square Uranus, and semisquare Mercury. Mars and Pluto are still at a tight square, and Venus is opposite Saturn. October as a whole is very “Pluto themed.” Today can see some slight tension, excitement, along with some pressure to get things done. There can be something quirky or different about today’s energy, and it can crackle with possibility. Change is in the air, and Venus opposite Saturn can be a bit sobering, although useful. This week see’s more big shifts, with Pluto preparing to go direct tomorrow, Mars preparing to enter Scorpio on Wed, and a New Moon Eclipse due to occur on Saturday that goes on to square Pluto. Late tonight the Moon goes on to sextile Mars and oppose Saturn, seeing energy build up to confront stuck situations. There may be a few speed bumps along the way, but Mars will form a trine with Saturn, bringing tenacity and endurance to the table.


The Moon enters Virgo at 5:02 AM PST, to conjoin Venus, semisquare the Sun and oppose Saturn. Today can require some patience. For some this can see some interpersonal or social tensions, for others, there’s a lot of work to do or things to fix and improve. The lunar conjunction to Venus helps to smooth things over or make certain things more enjoyable, and it can feel good to work hard or improve something. The Moon opposition to Saturn can feel a bit down in the dumps, so finding something to sink your teeth into, focusing on your duties and responsibilities and looking for ways to enjoy them can help mitigate this potentiality. The Moon is also sesquisquare Chiron, which can see people more sensitive than usual, so take some time to nurture yourself. Pluto stations direct at 6:10 PM PST, after a long nap. Being an outer planet, this can take some time to pick up momentum, but this can see people get back into the drivers seat around certain situations that may have knocked them down momentarily. The Moon forms a trine to Jupiter this evening, mimicking the steps Venus will also make. This can see a feeling of optimism, gratitude and abundance shine through any feelings of struggle, difficulty, challenges, sacrifice, or gritty hard work. If you’re feeling down for any reason, know that Venus too will eventually swap her opposition to Saturn for a trine to Jupiter. Your hard work and sacrifices aren’t for nothing.


The Moon in Virgo is trine Jupiter, semisquare Mars and sesquisquare Pluto, and is itching to get down to business. There can be an enduring focus on the silver linings of situations, as well as a down to earth practicality. There can be a feeling that certain chapters are wrapping up, as Mars prepares to leave Libra tonight at 9:04 PM PST. In some cases there can be something very final about this, but there is also something oddly promising that opens new possibilities. The Moon goes on to trine Uranus and quincunx Chiron. There can be opportunities for healing, and trying new things can go surprisingly well. Evening time see’s the Moon oppose Neptune, which can see a wistfulness, dreaminess, or potential towards worry. Try to focus on what *is* possible as opposed to what isn’t. Staying in the present and grounded in the senses can generate new ideas and possibilities. Mars, still squaring Pluto, heads into do or die Scorpio at 9:04 PM PST, where it forms a tenacious trine to Saturn. This Mars cycle can focus on consolidation and laying new foundations for the future. Much can be achieved with discipline and endurance, and taking a step by step but unwavering approach. This can see a restructuring, rebirth, or rebuilding process, that may have involved some goodbyes or a demolition of sorts. A complete and total transformation or overhaul is in the works, and there can be a lot of groundwork to do.


The Moon in Virgo is trine Uranus this morning along with Pluto while opposite Neptune, which can see a bit of an out of sorts feeling as new routines or practices are adopted or integrated. This can also be inspiring, and the Moon forms a tense minor aspect to Jupiter that indicates a need for a little self control, as you can easily get too much of a good thing, even if that good thing is well, good for you. Easy now turbo. Change can be exciting, and even empowering. There can be a lot to take in and reflect upon, and powerful feelings can come to the surface. A lunar sesquisquare to Hygeia can see a health or healing slant on things, and in some cases, this can see people feeling revitalized or reinvigorated. The Moon enters interpersonally oriented Libra at 5:22 PM PST, in preparation for the New Moon Eclipse. A  powerful new era, with new terms and agreements or new relationships is unfolding. 


The Moon in Libra conjoins Mercury while trine Hygeia, which can highlight talks, agreements, and communications that can have a healing slant. This is a cooperative energy, and Mars in Scorpio trine Saturn is indefatigable, and willing to push through challenges for long term success. A lunar quincunx to Jupiter is generous, just take care your generosity is extended to the right people for the right reasons. There can be a focus on getting certain things back into balance. New promises or agreements can be on the table, either between others, or between yourself and the Divine.


The New Moon eclipse is exact at 10:55 AM PST in 21 degrees Libra, conjunct the Sun, Mercury, semisquare Venus in Virgo, opposite Chiron in Aries, and weakly square Pluto (for now). This eclipse can highlight tensions around agreements, and what needs to change if things are to continue to move forward. Striking a balance between different life spheres can be a factor. This decan of Libra is ruled by Saturn, and by the 3 of swords in the tarot. This isn’t to say that things are sad or terrible, it simply highlights the shared karma of things, people, arrangements, or commitments you are bound to. If anything, this decan is quite devotional. There is a seriousness and maturity here. New terms can be laid out or discussed, and this can involve partnerships, both business and personal, or promises and agreements made to oneself. “From this day forth..” Long lasting connections, commitments, or agreements can be made or existing ones can change or reach a new phase of development (or end altogether, “No more mr. nice guy.”) Mars trine Saturn is quietly ambitious, obsessed and unstoppable. The corresponding Full Moon in Libra on March 25 2024 can see the fruits of certain efforts, commitments, or agreements begin to emerge. Choose wisely now who and what you bind yourself to, and you will thank yourself later. 


The Moon enters Scorpio at 4:04 AM PST to conjunct Mars, trine Saturn, square Pluto, going on to sextile Venus. This energy can feel pleasantly stabilizing and motivating. Even amidst a lot of transformation, there can be a feeling of gratitude that things are ultimately changing for the better. A lot of energy can go into something, and there can be intensity or extremes under the surface. There is power and tenacity to this energy. As the day wears on into evening, the Moon makes an indulgent opposition to Jupiter. As long as you don’t go over the top, this can be a reinvigorating Sunday that can refuel your tanks for the week ahead. Doing things differently can be appealing. Next week, Venus is freed from Saturn’s grip and builds a trine to Jupiter. This can improve the outlook considerably. 

Monday, October 2, 2023



The Moon is in Taurus today, forming conjunctions to Uranus and Jupiter, with a trine to Mercury in Virgo and Pluto in Capricorn. This can see helpful insights, good news, resources, or information becoming available. Leave room for spontaneity today to allow serendipity to work some magic. A lunar square to Venus in late Leo suggests some slight tensions to navigate, but there is an innovative energy that is solutions oriented, practical and down to earth. Venus is set to wrap up her post shadow phase on Oct 7th, seeing October wave goodbye to the past. She enters Virgo on the 8th, where she is immediately confronted with an opposition to Saturn. Venus and Mars in sextile are in good relation, but there are many things about this mathscape that suggest things are in a precarious balance that can’t be sustained forever. With Lilith in Virgo, and Venus preparing to join her and oppose Saturn, interpersonally and socially, standards should be kept high. It’s equally important to remember that no one is perfect of course, but when there have been obvious, or repeated red flags, this Venus transit won’t be a time to gloss them over or lower the bar. Today van be productive, and there can be a lot of empathy in the air with the Moon sextile Neptune. As the day wears on, the Moon squares Saturn while squaring Venus, suggesting interpersonal tensions, conflicts of values or priorities, or other challenges. Perhaps some people feel weighed down, left out, frustrated by obstacles, or are having a difficult time processing certain realities. Resilience and being adaptable to change can help mitigate challenges. 


The Moon enters Gemini at 1:03 AM PST, to trine the Sun in Libra. This can see a congenial atmosphere with social niceties, where anything unpleasant is swept under the rug or avoided for the time being. The Moon goes on to make a curious sesquisquare to Mars in Libra, hinting at some unspoken tensions, but a lunar trine to Pallas plays the long game and grins and bears things for the sake of propriety, nicety, (or strategy). Mercury opposite Neptune can see communications that are elusive, people that have gone quiet, become less available, fallen off the radar, or become a mystery. It can also see confusing information, misunderstandings, or a need to wait things out in order to get a clearer picture. Mercury in trine to Pluto today can see intense focus. It will make several trines to Pluto into 2024, suggesting ongoing deep investigations, intensive research, uncovering buried information, reaching critical insights, or retrieving highly coveted assets. Any confusion now represents a saga that will play out over Pluto’s final hoorah in Capricorn. The minor lunar tension to Mars gives way to a sesquisquare Pluto. This can see deep feelings under the surface, but it can be difficult to express them. The Moon in Gemini trine the Sun in Libra demands a light and breezy interface that projects an air of positivity, grace, dexterity, and having it all together, even if you have deeper concerns or are grappling with heavier realities behind the scenes. On the surface however, today is a sparkly and congenial day that can see pleasant and supportive social exchanges. 


Mercury is at 29 Virgo for much of today, entering social diplomat Libra at 5:09 PM. It’s opposition to Neptune and trine to Pluto reaches an intense point of focus today. There is much that is mysterious, and it’s difficult to accept anything or anyone at face value. The Moon is trine Mars in Libra today while going on to square Neptune in the afternoon, seeing a driven, sociable, talkative and curious energy. There can be a lot of motivation, but as the day wears on there can be subtle drains or generalized weirdness in the atmosphere that can slightly slow things down or undermine confidence around where to put your energy. The day can require focus, and keeping in touch with certain people can be important. The Moon goes on to sextile Venus while trine Mars, which can see harmony, cohesion and stability, especially by late evening as the Moon forms a trine to Saturn and then goes void of course. Mercury’s entrance into Libra kicks off a cycle that highlights negotiations, balance, terms and agreements, harmony, diplomatic and peace keeping efforts, as well as efforts to keep various plates spinning without dropping any. 


The Moon enters Cancer at 5:32 AM PST, where it forms a trine to Saturn in Pisces, while being in square to Mercury and the Sun in Libra, and semisquare Uranus. This can see a point of stability that brings with it a certain dignity. It can feel good to break out of certain patterns. With both Mercury and Venus direct, and Venus about to move out of shadow and into Virgo to smooth over what Mercury has gone over to distill everything and sort the wheat from the chaff, we are set to be done looking back to the past for answers, comfort or solutions. Today there can be comfort in what has been salvaged, what and who has been worth keeping around, but there can be a feeling that going forward, standards should be higher, and more caution and attention to details is warranted. The Cancer lunation brings attention to comfort, security, self protection, nurturing, and protection of loved ones near and dear. Anything or anyone not in alignment with that will be subjected to scrutiny under Venus in Virgo. Mercury in Libra may attempt to redeem certain situations or dynamics that have gone south, but again, if there is an undeniable, ugly pattern, caution is advised around lowering the bar or relaxing vigilance. This goes for any relationship dynamics, business, personal, social. This also goes for health, diet, nutrition, pets, crisis and crisis prevention. Venus in Virgo doesn’t like to waste time, energy, or resources.


Today see’s the 4th quarter Moon in Cancer square the Sun in Libra, Chiron in Aries, semisquare Venus in late Leo, sextile Jupiter and sesquisquare Saturn. This can see a lot of action around the home or in general. It can also see some sensitivity to emotional dynamics, and a concerted effort to avoid negative thinking, sadness, or frustration. The Moon sextile Jupiter highlights the silver lining of a secure base, just try to prioritize and avoid pushing yourself too far into burn out. Evening time can see inspiration with the Moon sextile Uranus and trine Neptune. This can be a good time for refreshing rest. For some people, interpersonally or otherwise, things can be coming to a head to be released, acknowledged, dealt with or put to bed. Tomorrow, Venus leaves her post shadow phase, so taking one final look back over the terrain that has been trekked is par for the course. 


The day begins with the Moon still in Cancer, squaring Mars in Libra, trine Neptune, and opposite Pluto. This can see a desire to avoid uncomfortable dynamics, situations, or confrontations. The Moon in Cancer square Mars while trine Neptune can see a desire to pull down the shades or put the phone on do not disturb to restore and replenish, but this may somewhat be at odds with certain events or people. There can also be a team effort around a push for progress, where certain people step in to help. This can go either of which ways, or both. Venus leaves her post shadow phase today, bringing more clarity around desires, values, and relationships. The Moon enters Leo at 4:24 PM PST, to echo the retrograde journey of Venus, and everything that you’ve gone through during her long journey through the area of your chart ruled by Leo. This has perhaps been a bittersweet one, but has brought with it a lot of wisdom that can be put to action going forward. 


The Moon in Leo is sextile Mercury, which can see a boon for communication endeavors or talks early on. It goes on to square Jupiter and sesquisquare Neptune, which encourages an optimistic frame as we wave goodbye to a certain phase or era. Mars in Libra squares Pluto in Cap today, seeing social or interpersonal transformations. This can be passion, breakthroughs, or moments of reckoning. Power dynamics can be a factor, or metamorphosis through or for relationships. People can feel determined to get out of weak positions and less likely to compromise or settle. Positively this can see the ability to give something your all in an effort to see changes. Venus spends the majority of the day in 29 degrees Leo, seeing any arrogance, pettiness, over concern with clout chasing, competitiveness, oneupmanship, or bullying, flexing, and any punching down fueled by unaddressed malignant insecurity and a fragile ego structure reach a vibe check. If you were humble, caring, kind and supportive towards others during Venus in Leo’s long journey, Venus opposite Saturn won’t manifest as difficult on an egoic level. But if you kicked people while they were down to feel a fleeting sense of superiority and prop up your own ego at the expense of other people, Venus in Virgo can pop that bubble. (This isn’t to say these are the only potentials of Venus in Leo, merely that any excesses, malignancies or shadow traits of Leo are sharply curtailed by Saturn here if things have been taken too far.) Venus enters Virgo at 6:11 PM. The opposition to Saturn will be exact the evening of the 9th and all day the 10th. This can see people make serious evaluations of relationships, finances, values, health status, healing regiments, diet, pets, routines, and work matters. This month long Venus transit highlights the importance and value of compassion, understanding, helpfulness, kindness, patience and humility in every day matters. Small acts of service and basic humanity in relationships of all kinds become more important than grandiose displays of prowess, loud flexing, revving motorcycles, thick muscles, or grandstanding. This Venus cycle also highlights the importance of quality control and having high standards. Venus in Virgo is incredibly particular, and has a refined pallet. She purifies, sanctifies, and improves, and although humble, this placement is as sensual, somatic, and salt of the earth as Venus is in Taurus or even Capricorn. Don’t let the initial opposition to Saturn put you off, she will go on to trine Jupiter in Taurus soon after.