The Planetary Aspects for May
1rst week, May 1-5 Saturn planet of time, limitations, structures in Capricorn just turned retrograde motion which will set the pace of plans for the next 6 months. It is time to strengthen our resolve to continue with our current commitments. The New Moon in the earth sign Taurus brings about a new lunar cycle for this month. It’s a good moon for planting, gardening, and starting a new financial project. A feeling may prevail that work is good when it is done in a steady fashion. Cinco de Mayo celebrations and festivities are likely to be happy and entertaining this weekend as the Moon enters witty Gemini. Go out and have fun.
2nd week, May 6-12, This month features celebrations, Mercury goes into the practical earth sign Taurus and will join with erratic Uranus expect changes in directions or practicalities may need a review as to their functions working properly like home repairs, or new information about banking, or computer software programs not running well. Venus squares Saturn perhaps setting off actions to pursue one’s passions, yet Saturn brings in a tone of caution to any impulses or instant Karma. However, Venus in Aries trines Jupiter in Sagittarius bringing in great enthusiasm for plans to expand the things you are passionate about. Then Venus squares Pluto bringing in an irrational drive to mate, or violence may be on the rise, as this aspect can generate compulsive irrational energies on May 9th. The First Quarter Moon occurs May 11th in the fire sign Leo and this will bring in new energy for fun, enthusiasm to any Mother’s Day celebrations this weekend.
3rd week, May 13-19, Venus shifts into its own sign Taurus which will help to strengthen by creating supportive relations and Mars her consort shifts into the water sign Cancer where it does not function as well because Mars being fire, gets toned down in a water sign like Cancer. This makes for an overly emotional drive to everything making us less objective in our pursuits, thus actions based on emotional insecurities. The Blue Moon/ Full Moon energies and lights up the sky this weekend, in the intense water sign Scorpio. We may try to find a way to balance our energies by doing earth grounding things or simply sit and meditate on May 18th. However, sitting still may not be the best way to harness this energy as Venus in Taurus joins Uranus in Taurus these two can bring in erratic, unusual energies to our sense of values. Expect the unexpected as this aspect brings changes to our relationships and values. Social experimentation with money and relations are on the rise, like new comforts, securities, and new group work.
4th week, May 20- 26, May 21, a shift in the energy as Mercury and the Sun both enter into the witty air sign Gemini, this makes for new ideas to pursue are in the air, get out and share with others your expertize and or explore new information, have a good time and travel the Last Quarter Moon in the mystical water sign Pisces puts us in the mood for daydreaming, spaciness, seeking more inspiration from the spiritual plane. A good day to rest, relax and evaluate the month’s activities. Last quarter moon phase gives us the week before the new moon to review and consider what can stay or go in our lives.
5th week, May 27-31, this week starts off with the Memorial Day celebration Moon in Pisces can be a time to rest, relax and dream. This last week of the month is a good time to organize, clean up your projects and get ready for the New Moon cycle in June.
Full Moon in Libra steps up socializing, networking, finding harmony and balance within the self and in relation to others in this first phase of spring. The Sun moves into the practical earthy sign Taurus Saturday on 4/20 and Venus planet of relationships, love, and healing moves into the passionate fire sign Aries shining the light for more enthusiasm with our relations and partners. A good weekend for social events, celebrations and Easter festivities. Happy Spring!
In the Stars for April
The spring season brightens up the northern hemisphere with an array of blossoms everywhere, the temperatures getting warmer and the gardening season begins. The transiting Sun in Aries moves us into a more active solar month. Aries is a fire sign representative of the first impulse or seed of life, springs us forward through the zodiac for another new cycle.
Keywords for Arians, who ruled by Mars, are ambition, enthusiasm, and a self -centered pioneering spirit. Aries Sun signs can be full of joy, yet forceful regarding their opinions and drives. These folks are full of courage and adventurous. In relationships they prefer independence, can be competitive and aggressive with a blunt yet direct manner of communication. They tell it like they see it. They are go-getters, fearless, impetuous and headstrong. They can perform daring deeds, work on multiple projects which they may leave for others to finish so they can be better at leadership rather than follow through. They love activity and sports. Happy Birthday, Aries! The times are changing and you will be challenged to change perhaps your self-centered ways as both Saturn and Pluto urge you to take a good look at yourself and transform yourself like the butterfly. Keep busy and growing is the key to success this year. Saturn will transit into Aquarius March 2020 this will bring relief to today’s challenges.
The Planetary Aspects for April
1rst, week April 1-7th, Mercury is moving direct in the water sign Pisces, this is a good week to start new projects or plans as the New Moon energizes us April 5th in the fire sign, Aries. Charging forward is the keyword this weekend.
2nd week, April 8th-14th, Jupiter the planet of expansion and growth moves into retrograde from April through Aug. 12th, 2019, perhaps a long inward journey for the ones who are more introspective. Expect more growth in the areas of education, philosophy, charity, any action that helps one another, adventures travels and perhaps more wisdom employed with our communications with others. Jupiter in Sagittarius the sign of dignity broadens the scope of our morals, idealism and religion. Grow from within is the keyword for the next 5 months as we search for the truth. The First Quarter Moon in the emotional water sign Cancer helps with domestic tasks this weekend. This is a good time to start to grow your new projects, perhaps within the garden as this moon encourages us to put more love and nurturance into things.
3rd week, April 15-21, Mercury moves into the fire sign Aries picking up speed and leaving behind those wintery, spacy, emotional distortions of the past month and bringing in better thought processes and expressions of ideas. However, watch out for impatience and impulsive actions. The Full Moon illuminates the sky April 19th in the harmony seeking air sign Libra. A good time to resolve communication problems, negotiate and find good solutions for all concerned. On April 20th, the Sun shifts into the practical earth sign Taurus, changing to a more mellow vibration and Venus who rules over relationships and love moves into adventurous fire sign, Aries, we must temper the courage and aggression of Venus in Aries with the practical sensual temperament of the Sun in Taurus these next few weeks, rather than continue to throw fire on our tempers. Competitive sports help engage energy that needs to be re-directed. We finish this weekend with two major holidays of Passover and Easter.
4th week, April 22-30th, We start this week with Earth Day celebrations, Pluto moves into its annual retrograde motion, this is a big shift which does bring in stronger forces of change, death, and transformation. All things must pass, meaning this can be a finishing up cycle for the next 6 months ending Oct. 3rd, 2019, on whatever needs to be changed revamped and restructured as Pluto is in Saturn’s sign Capricorn. The bigger picture shows us that some of our governments ruled by Capricorn will be changing, new types of banking systems will be put in place thus changing the way we organize our societies which will follow in the few years up ahead, as Pluto conjoins its natal position of the USA natal chart that being 27 degrees Capricorn. Saturn in Capricorn known as father time will also turn retrograde motion on April 29th within 3-degree orb of Pluto’s retrograde, this can bring in a powerful change on the planet on this last week. The forces of disruption, structure, and organization will motivate us to create something new, practical and efficient while these planets are in Capricorn.
And that’s the forecast for April know that you can choose how you use the energies rather than be ruled by them.
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Sun in Aries Vernal Equinox starts the spring season and new cycle around the zodiac. Aries is a fire sign brings in the forces of growth, enthusiasm, new beginnings, and a pioneering spiritual emergence for all. The Full Moon in Libra encourages to keep the balance between our own egoic desires and the cooperation and teamwork needed to keep the balance with others. Libra energy likes to be fair, social and encourages communication. Being receptive to the needs of others, Libra expresses its energy as a pleasing, courteous and diplomatic agent with others. Today is a good day to get out and spring forward and leave the winter woes behind.
Pisces is a dual sign the fish swimming in opposing directions, ruled by nebulous Neptune and expansive Jupiter, this sign represents subdued action, lethargic drive, disorganized effort, yet compassion martyrdom and vacillating attitudes. Persons with a Pisces Sun are gentle, modest, elusive, thoughtful and sympathetic. As they are sensitive to the needs and feelings of others in order to recharge their batteries, they may need to spend time alone to clear their psychic channels. They can be quite self-protective listening to music soothes them and some like to escape their troubles by going to natural surrounds like by a waterfall. They have a natural sense of rhythm and grace like a dancer and many are able to convert their dreams into lasting contributions in the arts. Idealistic and trusting, Pisceans frequently are blind to the harsh realities of everyday living. They may have good intentions, but many are unable to deal effectively with practical responsibilities thus they can appear to be elusive, messy, or careless. Or like their opposite Virgo they can be picky, fussy, critical, clean freak and busy with details. Some are materialistic due to fear of poverty early in life then turn to the spiritual part of their nature later in life. Romantic love is essential to Pisceans they love to love and be appreciated as they need constant reassurance. They are naturally mystical and should follow their dream the keyword for Pisces is “I Believe”. Happy Birthday, Pisces. This year Neptune continues to provide you with imagination and inspiration while Jupiter your other ruler can bring in opportunities to grow and expand on your dreams. Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn are lending a helpful sextile aspect to strengthen and to clear things up for you.
The Planetary Aspects for March, we are in for big changes this month.
1rst week,1-3rd, Venus shifts into the humanitarian objective air sign Aquarius this helps us be more helpful yet detached from others, new values to explore for the betterment of humanity while Venus moves through Aquarius.
2nd week, 4-10th, Big changes this week, firstly, Mercury goes retrograde Mar. 5th, until March 28th, a whole month of going with the flow, don’t make big decisions unless you don’t mind changing them after Mercury goes direct, pace your schedule, patience with others as communications are somewhat difficult, fuzzy, ideas can be distorted and things tend to break because Mercury connects everything we use on this plane. However, it’s a good time for research, creative projects and for having fun. The New Moon in the water sign Pisces brings in a new lunar cycle of growth starting this week. This is a good day to meditate and plan new projects let your imagination show the way. But give allowances for changes as Mercury is retrograde and things may not go as you plan. Also, a big shift for us all until 4/2026 is Uranus planet of sudden changes moves into the earth sign Taurus this will affect practical innovations changes designed to serve utilitarian purposes, perhaps those that serve utilitarian governments and the monetary systems. The earth signs Virgo and Capricorn will feel supportive changes, the fixed signs Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, and Aquarius will be challenged to move with the changes and seek a new way of expressing self, like an awakening, as Uranus can be abrupt. Later this Neptune conjoins with the Sun making Wed. March 6th very different day perhaps the intense energy diffuses later in the night. Daylight savings time on Sunday morning set your clocks one hour ahead but not for Arizona.
3rd week, 11-17 this week is not so dramatic astrologically. The First Quarter Moon in the witty intellectual sign Gemini occurs Mar. 14th this is a good week to socialize and network around your projects and ideas. Sunday, March 17th, St. Patrick’s Day for those who celebrate should have fun while the Moon in fun-loving lackadaisical fire sign Leo.
4th week, 18-24 The Full Moon in the air sign Libra opposes the Sun in Aries the Vernal Equinox dynamic day celebrations the themes of fairness, cooperation vs individualistic impulses. Spring is here and we start a new cycle around the zodiac.
The transiting Sun entered into the mystical water sign Pisces on Feb.18. this can mark a time for a more fluid approach to reality. We may find ourselves drifting and being impressionable perhaps susceptible to outside influence which may cause those who are sensitive like other water signs Scorpio and Cancer to want to escape or seek refuge. Pisces energy lends inspiration and imagination. Our creativity may ebb and flow as possibilities seem endless. These are the last days of winter, for most of the northern hemisphere as the days grow longer, perhaps a quiet time to contemplate what has evolved over the last 12 months before the new rush of energy arrives next month when the Sun enters Aries on March 20th the Vernal Equinox when spring begins a new cycle around the Zodiac.
We are entering the mid-point of winter now as the Sun transits through the fixed air sign Aquarius co-ruled by Saturn and Uranus. Uranus can make this sign erratic and unique while Saturn lends discipline and limitations. This year’s winter artic cold may be harking back to the weather changes back in 1800’s mini ice age also we are in the Age of Aquarius which was a time of change and transition on the planet. Aquarius gives us the ability to reach for a progressive perspective that is to be altruistic towards others and detached about our attachment to life, also to look at life from a broader humanitarian view to life and to see that all is well within the matrix.
People with the Sun in Aquarius are friendly yet detached from all the friends they have, they cannot be contained by anyone else as they listen to the beat of a different drummer! They love helping others, sharing information and knowledge and like to think of themselves as everyone’s friend. They are passionate and like to see themselves as creative and powerful as the opposite sign Leo is their balance. They are loving and caring yet detached from those attachments, yet they rule others whom they may want to guide or they demonstrate their alternative perspective by living the example. Happy Birthday, Aquarius! Live and let live is your motto this year. Reach for new ideas and reach out to other groups that may help you.
The Planetary Aspects for February
1rst week Feb. 1-3, it’s that special time for Groundhog Day if it’s cloudy and the groundhog does not see its shadow then only 6 more weeks of winter, so the saying goes. Mars squares Pluto which will release a lot of energy on this weekend so look for letting go of the limitations as Mars in its own powerful sign Aries will want to push things out of the way aiming for that change and transformation. Venus planet of love, health, money and values will shift into the serious earth sign Capricorn we may feel more interested in our current security. This may be a time of calculated waiting before jumping forward towards opportunities this month later this month.
2nd week Feb. 4th-10th, New Moon in the friendly air sign Aquarius starts this month’s lunar cycle. This is an outgoing social energy and a good week to get going on your plans and projects. The Chinese New Year Feb. 5th brings in the year of the Boar. The boar/pig is representative of abundance, satisfaction, and slumber. Because he is asleep at the wheel, he may miss opportunities and so a mixed omen for the year. Mercury planet of networking and communications will shift into the mystical intuitive water sign Pisces. This month may be filled with imaginative, creative or foggy thinking later this month.
3rd week Feb. 11th-17th, First Quarter Moon Feb. 12th in the practical earth sign Taurus we may want to look and check things out first before making a move as Taurus likes comfort and security and fears change and transformation. Mars in Aries conjoins Uranus in Aries on Wed. this may charge up the energy which can lead to personal breakthroughs or breakups. Watch yourself while driving around as people are likely to be charged up, impatient and erratic. Mars will mellow out as it shifts into Taurus this week and a slower pace will ensue.
4th week, Feb. 18-24th, the transiting Sun enters the mystical water sign Pisces bringing in a more intuitive perhaps quieter introspective energy until mid-March. Pisces energy can be imaginative and busy with lots of feelings and thoughts about things. The Supermoon charges up this week with the Moon in Virgo the opposite of Pisces. The awareness offered by the polarity of this Full Moon is details and analysis versus faith, the ephemeral psychic realms. Mercury conjoins Neptune both in Pisces can make things appear more mystical, foggy, yet imaginative and perhaps inspiring new ideas. Its a good day to open up enjoy a walk, hike; be with nature. Venus conjoins Pluto both in Capricorn, Friday can be illuminating if you allow the security patterns challenged to be dismantled and find new values in yourself and relations as Mercury in Pisces will sextile Pluto on Saturday.
5th week Feb. 25th-28th, The Last Quarter Moon in the enthusiastic fire sign Sagittarius finishes the month’s lunar cycle. This is a good time to review and meditate on the month’s activities by asking yourself, which goals were started, reached and completed. This is a good time to clean up, evaluate and get ready for new activity next week when the new lunar cycle commences.
Astrology demonstrates the energies available through the zodiac and by knowing the movement of the stars, we can choose our options wisely.
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Last Quarter Moon in the mysterious water sign Scorpio. This can be a good day for introspection and evaluation concerning the work you’ve done in the last 3 weeks as we are nearing the end of this month and lunar cycle. This week prepare the ground for organizing, doing self-analysis concerning health regimes. look at the progress of your goals and set aside the things you want to keep from those that you want to give away. As we ready ourselves for the New Moon energy which arrives Feb. 4th.
This Lunar Eclipse full moon in Leo/ Aquarius polarity focuses the energy around the themes of individual creative expression and doing group work to benefit the greater whole. A high time for awareness and awakenings this weekend. The Sun enters Aquarius and shifts the energy from the practical down to earth Capricorn view we had last month to the more open objective altruistic perception. Aquarius is outgoing, self-expressive positive energy. They like to be disseminators of knowledge, anything that is inventive, different, and intellectual. We may have more objectivity this month while the Sun is in Aquarius, its a good time to explore your personal freedom and uniqueness.
This year starts out with a bang of aspects and an energetic charge. Use the energies wisely and don’t get caught up in all chaos and illusions. Changes are underway, go with the flow and follow your heart.
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