Forecast Jul 15-21, 2019: Go Big & Go Home

All of the watery emotion of Cancer will come to the fore as we close out this year’s solar run through astrology’s cardinal water sign. On Tuesday this month’s second eclipse will bring powerful emotions to the surface under the full Capricorn moon. and later that day Venus, which tugs at our hearts and symbolises what we desire, will form the day’s second exact opposition, to Saturn also in Cap. Thursday’s Venus trine to Neptune will signal the need to put a little love in our hearts, as the old song says. On Friday Mercury will move back into hyper-sensitive Cancer, and by Sunday it will link up with that very late degree Cancer Sun for one more wave. Earlier that day Venus will oppose Pluto, in Capricorn, underscoring the recurring theme of the Cancer 2019 cycle, the Cancer Capricorn conflicts. As I stated back in April in my blog, we will continue to see news about children, law enforcement and hard truths. Best look? a sober mind and a compassionate heart.

Forecast Jul 8-14, 2019: High Tides

In the world of beach flags, a yellow flag is used for areas where caution is recommended and a red flag indicates dangerous conditions. While this week has enough favorable activity to balance things out, it is definitely not slated for smooth sailing. On Tuesday the emotional Cancer Sun will oppose strict Saturn, the planet of rules and restrictions, and on Sunday it will oppose almighty Pluto, the planet of destruction and transformation. In between and on Thursday, combative Mars and chaos-causing Uranus will face off as they square one another, from the obstinate fixed signs Leo and Taurus. All of this happens during the week that falls between the two current eclipses (on July 2nd and 16th). Helping us navigate these decidedly choppy astrological waters will be a Mercury Mars conjunction on Monday and a Sun Neptune trine on Wednesday. It might help to think of Monday’s Mercury Mars meetup as a time to huddle and plan a clear strategy for the upcoming conditions and Wednesday’s Sun Neptune meeting as a two-way radio dedicated to Divine communication. When those yellow or red flags are raised, preparation coupled with the ability to see unfolding events from a higher perspective can help us chart the optimum course. Best look? The stance, clarity and demeanor of a seasoned ship captain.

Forecast Jul 1-7, 2019: Breaking The Waves

A total solar eclipse happens July 2nd

According astrology, this is one of 2019’s biggest weeks. The action includes a total solar eclipse, our next Saturn opposition to the North Node and the start of Mercury’s next retrograde. Fittingly, Mars sets things in motion on Monday when it enters the fixed fire sign of Leo. Tuesday features that new moon eclipse at 10 Cancer 38. On Wednesday Venus changes signs, setting up house in Cancer, and the moon moves into lively Leo. Thursday will see the year’s next Saturn opposition to the North Node, in a series of three, at a formidable 17 degrees. And the week will end as the year’s second Mercury retrograde, from Leo back into Cancer, begins. Between the emotional intensity of the Sun, Venus and the North Node in Cancer and the fire and ferocity of Mercury, Mars and the moon in Leo, passion will permeate the skies and our psyches. If you claim to not know what you’re passionate about, the planets are about to drop some truth on you.

With so many big changes this week, it would be difficult to cover all of them adequately. Next week, I’ll zero in on the Mars transit of Leo, and here are links to articles about the Saturn North Node opposition and the Mercury retrograde. For this forecast, I’m focusing on the eclipse and Venus, both of which are deeply connected to our current Cancer Sun cycle. Cancer is concerned with home, family and emotional security. Because it describes our need for safety, it as one of astrology’s most emotional signs. Being a probing and provocative cardinal sign, Cancer triggers us. Being a water sign, its triggering is most likely going to involve our feelings. The moon is said to represent our intuition and true/inner feelings, and eclipses bring things to light. Notice what gets unearthed as we undergo July’s two eclipses and the retrogrades. Next, Venus is the planet of love and money, two of life’s biggest motivators, and it will be traveling through Cancer from July 3rd-27th. On July 19th Mercury will move back into Cancer. From there it will be digging up the past and also pushing our emotional buttons. Normally nimble, mental Mercury plays it cool and detached, enjoying its analytical, rational perspective. But in Cancer, even intellectual Mercury will be informed by feelings. Additionally, Mercury joins a large group of influential planets presently retrograde. All together, this may feel like a cosmic conspiracy to clean our emotional clocks. When those honest emotions come bubbling up to the surface, Cancer’s challenge will be to act upon and express the truths they expose with care. Best look: treating others and yourself with the love, compassion and support a Guardian Angel would bestow upon the most innocent and vulnerable child.

Forecast Jun 24-30, 2019: Straight From The Heart

Mercury enters Leo for a long summer stay.

The phrase “as one door closes another one opens” is apt for a week that will offer up a cosmic quest that we’ll be wrestling with until late August. The Pisces moon always signals closure, and the 24th’s Venus square to Neptune is the last of the long series of mutable squares we’ve endured since late May. During that time, things crashed and things burned. This final square sweeps away any remaining debris. Next, the moon will of course move into motivational Aries, the enlivening fire sign of ignition and initiation. From there those proverbial doors begin opening. It’s under this Aries moon that the Messenger of the Gods, Mercury, moves into the fellow fire sign of Leo. Normally, speedy Mercury enjoys racing around the zodiac. It fills the airwaves, our heads and conversations with the ideas associated with each sign, and quickly moves on. But it’s next retrograde from Leo back into Cancer will have us (re)-examining our concepts about all things leonine.

On the lighter side, stylish and lavish Leo can be linked to vanity and appearance (those manes) and frivolity and extravagance (those parties). But something deeper fuels those regal flames. Being a fixed sign, Leo is loyal. Its home is the 5th House, so it is innately and highly creative. And signified by the lion, it is the sign of courage, leadership and even royalty. Mercury’s prolonged stay, which includes two tours of Leo, may just be signaling that it’s time to search our hearts for the heroes we strive to be in the world. What are we standing for? What are our values? How do we fight for what we want with love and dignity? In its highest expression, Leo exudes unparalleled generosity and magnanimity. It is the Lion King. When fleet-footed Mercury enters the lion’s den this week, it might just be instigating a much bigger and broader conversation. Of course the upcoming retrograde will take Mercury back into watery, cardinal Cancer. So high-minded ideals will have their sea-worthiness tested when feelings get real. Balancing raw emotions and virtue is a challenging, noble and worthy quest. Mercury will visit Leo from June 26th-July 19 and then from August 11-29th. Best look? A true heart overflowing with valor

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Clearing The Last Mutable Hurdle

Since late May it’s been one mutable square after the next, and on Saturday, the 22nd of June, the final stage gets underway. Though more subtle than cardinal and fixed squares, mutable squares nonetheless leave their indelible mark. They are here to clear out what we no longer need and to prepare us for our next big steps. Under an emotional Pisces moon, one that will conjoin oceanic Neptune, we are likely to deeply feel and grieve current losses. That Pisces is astrology’s last sign adds to the sense of finality. This last phase of this nearly month-long process ends with a Venus square to Neptune on the 24th, just a few days into the start of summer. So, if things have been falling apart and away for the past three weeks, there is a reason. Trust that your Soul knows your course, and that soon the puzzle pieces that have been so elusive will soon begin falling into place, finally! Best look? Faith, trust in God and inner peace

Forecast Jun 17-23, 2019: Wrapping Things Up

The Sun gets ready to visit Cancer

From a t-square full moon to summer solstice, this week is big. Things get underway in the shadow of a major square between Jupiter and Neptune from the 16th, leading into a 25-degree full Sagittarius moon early Monday morning. The planets are putting the pressure on all of us to release, make changes or let something important go. Tuesday and Wednesday will see the moon make significant and supportive connections with all three outer planets and Saturn, while Mercury and Mars meet in nurturing Cancer. The shift from mutable to cardinal alignments is telling us that new beginnings are emerging. By Friday we may be feeling festive and ready to partake in Solstice celebrations. But, with one more mutable t-square set to start on the 22nd, we may reach the end of the week with still more details needing to be ironed out. Things are being sorted out. Hang in there and keep your courage handy.

Special ends June 21, 2019

Forecast Jun 3-9, 2019: Time To Prioritize

Venus moves into Gemini as the mutable t-square takes shape

A new Gemini moon begins a week that will see Mercury and Venus change signs, as well as our first full encounters with the incoming mutable t-squares. Like last week’s start, the moon in a mutable sign will contribute to the escalating tensions among the planets in mutable signs. Something important is shaking loose. While the year’s second Jupiter square to Neptune builds to its June 16th crescendo in the background, Mercury will slip into emotional Cancer, joining provocative Mars and the North Node, and Venus will step into the mutable fray on Saturday when she moves into Gemini. Over the weekend a Virgo moon will force some of these tensions to a head as the Gemini Sun squares Neptune in Pisces and prepares to oppose Jupiter in Sagittarius on Monday. Prioritize now and know when to let go.

Here It Comes

Mercury set to square Neptune and oppose Jupiter

Well, if the Pisces moon we had early in the week didn’t sound any intuitive alarms, informative Mercury is about to turn up the volume.  On Wednesday, the 29th, it squares gargantuan Neptune and on Thursday, the 30th, it opposes larger-than-life Jupiter.  These aspects occur under the blunt and direct force of an Aries moon.  Examining, and where necessary, curbing our excesses is a key topic throughout the current Gemini Sun cycle.  This week the winged Messenger of the Gods is giving us a taste of what’s about to unfurl.  This Gemini solar run features the year’s next Jupiter Neptune square, the day before a Sagittarius full moon, as well as the pressure of a multitude of mutable t-squares.  Jupiter, in its lower expression, is the would-be-king who is full of hot air, and Neptune, at its worst, presides over oceans of self-delusion and next level checking out.  If we’re living beyond our means, engaging in costly addictions and distractions or simply failing to get our act together, Mercury is about drop some truth on us.  One of the more valuable traits of the mutable signs (Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius and Pisces) is their adaptability.  Nimble and flexible, they know when to let go and when to change plans.  If we can make the appropriate decisions and adjustments this week, we’re in for a much smoother ride over the coming weeks, and months.  Remember, Mars is on course for confrontations with Saturn and Pluto in June and reality-checking Saturn, the ringed planet of limitations, is on track for a friendly connection to Neptune mid-month.  If we let Mercury help us clarify our priorities now, austere Saturn will be along shortly to reward our focused efforts.  So, get mindful and be prepared to move like a Ninja.

Also see:
Jupiter/Neptune square
Saturn/Neptune sextile
Sun Into Gemini video

Forecast May 27-June 2, 2019: The Fortuitous Pisces Moon

Pisces Moon
A sweet, innocent Pisces moon starts a lot of commotion

The week starts with a fortuitous Pisces moon, which, in its inimitable way, is showing us both the challenges and strengths unfolding in the current Gemini Sun cycle. On Monday alone, this Pisces moon will square Mercury and Jupiter, conjoin Neptune and sextile Venus, Saturn and Pluto. Later in the week Mercury, home in Gemini, will square Neptune and oppose Jupiter, and Venus, home in Taurus, will sextile Neptune before trining Saturn on Friday and powerful Pluto on Sunday. The intuitive Pisces moon that begins the week is acting like our internal early detection system, psychically scanning our fields for raw intel. Informed by the spiritual data, we can navigate the inbound turbulence and get well-positioned for the week’s extra bountiful aspects. A few quincunx aspects will throw some wonkiness our way. But for groovy Pisces, the weirder the better. Be sure to tune into the cosmic messages downloading on Monday and Tuesday. They are offering the vision that can guide us to soul-level riches far beyond the present week.


Neptune Trine The North Node: Time For Reflection

Behind the busy scenes of the Sun and Mercury jumping into chatty Gemini, a much subtler and more impactful aspect is taking shape. Neptune in Pisces creates a supportive trine to the North Node in Cancer late Tuesday night. This connection gives us both some relief from the ongoing and more direct Pluto and Saturn oppositions to the North Node and the ability to gently release what is no longer needed, Unlike the fast-paced inner planet transits, the influence of this trine lasts for at least two to three weeks, if not months, on either side of its exact connection point. Gently dissolving hard lines to facilitate the soul’s growth is what you may be experiencing internally. So, while the world outside might get carried away with Gemini chatter, you may be guided to unplug and spend some alone time. Meditating on your life’s next big steps is being supported by the spiritual and agreeable combination of Neptune and the North Node.

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