Forecast Jun 21-Jul 4, 2021: Showdowns Showing Up

If you’ve ever considered unplugging all of your devices, retreating to some secluded corner of the world and returning only when the coast is clear, then the next few weeks are an ideal time to set those plans into motion. A combination of outer planet quincunx placements, inner planet conflicts with Pluto and heightened fixed sign friction is inbound. Astrology’s quincunx is not one of its harsh angles per se. Planets are simply 150 degrees apart, which places them in signs with varying elements and modalities. By contrast, when the planets find themselves in astrology’s other familiar angles, they share a common trait. For instance, when conjunct or in a trine, planets share the same element. In a square, they share modality and in opposition, they share modality and polarization, positive or negative. But in the quincunx, there is no common ground. For example, on June 28th Venus, in the fixed fire sign of Leo, will be exactly 150 degrees away from Jupiter, in the mutable water sign of Pisces. August Leo and flexible Pisces express themselves in markedly different ways. Over the next two months, as Mars, Venus, and later Mercury and the Sun travel through Leo, they will face Jupiter and Neptune in Pisces and Pluto in the cardinal earth sign of Capricorn. Similarly, the Sun and Mercury in Cancer will undergo uncomfortable encounters with Saturn in Aquarius. Again the planets aren’t so much squabbling with one another, so much as they are failing to understand one another. This utter lack of comprehension often insures an equal lack of agreement. Communication will be further jumbled as we emerge from the shadow of Mercury’s retrograde.Add some of that characteristic Cancer indirectness, and absolute clarity may prove highly elusive.


But as the Sun, Moon and Mercury venture through the cardinal water sign, they will be all be confronted by Pluto, the planet that has no problem laying issues bare. Pluto will oppose the Cancer Moon on July 10th, the Sun on the 17th and Mercury on the 25th. If we are willing to see revelations as opportunities to heal the old wounds that Cancer otherwise loves to cling to, then Pluto’s transformational medicine can be put to good use. From integrative Pisces, Jupiter will trine Mercury on July 12th and Neptune will trine the Sun on the 15th, assisting intentions to relinquish past grievances. Whatever Pluto, Jupiter and Neptune cannot pry from Cancer claws, a massive fixed sign t-square is sure to jar loose. From Leo, Mars will oppose Saturn on July 1st and square Uranus on the 3rd, under a Taurus Moon. Fixed signs possess their own form of reluctance. Yet under the pressure of this formidable t-square, something or someone will have to give. This cosmic collision will occur over the “holiday” weekend in the US, so choose your company wisely. But should showdowns show up, be prepared to examine and heal their triggers.

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Forecast Jun 14-20, 2021: Come In Like A Lion

That old saying about coming in like a lion and going out like a lamb might be altered to “going out like a dolphin” this week. It begins with a ferocious fixed sign t-square and ends with a rejuvenating water trine. Leading the way, Monday’s Leo Moon will be superimposed onto the year’s second, and most intense, Saturn Uranus square. The strenuous aspects created by this Mars-infused t-square will impact fixed sign folks the most. But there will be plenty of frustration to go around. Saturn is the planet of rules, authority and limitations, Uranus is the cosmic rule breaker and proud Leo is accustomed to running the show. What could possibly go wrong? In determining when to buck convention and when to conform to it, Leo’s role will be pivotal. Do we go with regal majesty and magnanimity or the petty tyrant’s drama and bossiness? Choosing carefully from the week’s outset may make all of the difference. As disruptive Uranus threatens to overthrow Saturnian order, accessing Leo’s warmth, creativity and playfulness will benefit the entire kingdom. For example, delivering that catchall punchline, “Mercury is retrograde” with good-natured theatrics and leonine flare might just provide enough comic relief get bellies laughing.


The Moon’s move into reasonable Virgo on Tuesday night would ordinarily signal an easing of tensions. But due to the presence of five other planets and the lunar nodes in fellow mutable signs, even mild-mannered Virgo is in for a rough go of it. The midweek challenges include oppositions from Jupiter and Neptune and squares from the late degree Gemini Sun and Mercury. Whether from fixed or mutable signs, in one way or another, the planets are forcing key decisions to the fore. Just in time for critical decision-making, on Friday morning the Moon will move into judicious, diplomatic and wildly indecisive Libra. Though getting trapped in the sign’s endless weighing of those infamous scales is a strong possibility, trines from the Sun, Mercury and Saturn, in sharp-minded air signs, will offer some constructive clarity.


Real relief will arrive on Sunday, when the Moon will slip into Scorpio, Jupiter will relax into retrograde gear, in the very early degrees of gentle Pisces, and the Sun will leave the buzzing of talkative and techy Gemini for soothing Cancer. This is the celestial step into a cool, refreshing oasis that we’ve been thirsting for all week long. And just around the corner, Venus is waiting to trine Neptune next Monday, followed by Mercury stationing direct on Tuesday. Translation, the end of this Mercury retrograde is in sight. Sometimes, similar to making holiday plans, just knowing that a break in the action is on the way is its own elixir. Before we get there, we’ll have to power through the oncoming turbulence. Binge-watching “healing with dolphins” and “ultimate spa vacation” videos isn’t a bad place to start. In fact, it may prove downright therapeutic.

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Forecast Jul 13-19, 2020: Home Is Where The Heart Is

Home is one of Cancer’s core concerns. Each year when the Sun rolls through this cardinal water sign family, home and the emotions we attach to them are emphasized. 2020, with its shelter-in-place orders, restaurant closures and work from home business initiatives, has placed even more focus on our dwelling places. This week, a potent Cancer Sun is set to run headlong into Jupiter and Pluto, and the planet that Cancer rules, the Moon, has an eventful journey of its own.

Back in January we experienced a Saturn Pluto conjunction in Capricorn, immediately followed by a full Cancer Moon and eclipse. That time coincided with the emergence of COVID-19 as a global health threat. Capricorn is interested in business, and six months on, the economic impact of the pandemic is becoming more and more apparent. This week a potent late degree Cancer Sun will oppose Jupiter on Tuesday and Pluto on Wednesday. By next Monday’s new Cancer Moon, that Cancer Sun will oppose Saturn at an even stronger degree. In short, we have a week full of reverberations from the Saturn Pluto conjunction of January ahead of us. In the macro-economy, cracks in the once booming U.S. real estate sector have begun to show. Nearly 9% of all federally backed mortgages are in forbearance, in several markets delinquency rates on mortgage payments have doubled year over year, and heavyweight analysts Corelogic are forecasting a 6.6% decline in housing prices for 2020. June is historically a good month for home sales. This is due to seasonal relocation, and in 2020, it was the first chance that many buyers and sellers had to participate in the market. So some metrics from June 2020 will look positive. But informative Mercury in Cancer and retrograding Jupiter, Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn are likely to reveal a harsher and more sobering reality. Also, in between this week’s solar oppositions to Jupiter and Pluto, the Moon will conjoin Uranus in Taurus. Taurus is the fixed earth sign that deals with resources, real estate and banking, and Uranus is the global influencing, outer planet that brings disruption to what it touches. Because Jupiter, Uranus and Pluto are in play, collectively we may be assessing the moral hazards of owners of multiple properties using legal entities to avoid taxation, poor treatment of tenants by corporations in the home rental business or hedge funds buying trailer parks. For most, however, homes are not simply about money. They represent something much deeper. When traversing these more intimate and emotional caverns, astrology offers the Moon.

After making that connection to chaotic Uranus on Tuesday, the Moon will move on to logical, rational Gemini late Wednesday night. By late Thursday evening it will conjoin Venus, the planet that describes who we love and what we value. This meeting may be a good reminder of what is important to us, and it offers mental clarity for decision-making. On Saturday morning the Moon will enter Cancer and its dark phase. Dark Moons represent purging, release and endings. In sentimental Cancer, our heart strings will no doubt be pulled by this Moon. If all of these months at home have led you to evaluate your material possessions or to consider other housing options, this weekend’s dark Moon will help you determine what you’re ready to let go of or what you want to transform. This of course includes stagnant stories and emotions. We’ll begin the following week with that new Cancer Moon, at a hefty 28 degrees, and opposed to pragmatic Saturn. So a little dark Cancer Moon sweeping, and perhaps weeping, may clear the way for improvements.

Forecast Jul 6-12, 2020: Rejuvenation Station

Though barely half over, for many Earthlings 2020 has already been a long year. This week the planets are offering some gentle relief, powerful psychic insight and a second wind, courtesy of the healing, relaxing water signs. By Sunday the Mercury retrograde will be over and a spirit-alchemizing Sun trine to Neptune will be exact. Before we get there, there is a little friction, via a Mercury square to Mars early Wednesday. But if we sidestep provocation or at least thoughtfully express our positions, molehills will remain molehills. Mellow Pisces provides perspective and a desire to work toward inclusive, holistic solutions. Following the Mercury Mars square, the Moon will conjoin Neptune during its Pisces visit, from Wednesday through late Friday night. This will buoy the building Sun Neptune trine. Presently the Sun and Mercury are in Cancer, the cardinal water sign that nurtures. Retrogrades allow us to pause, reflect and realign where needed. If we go with the cosmic flow of this week, we can emerge refreshed, rejuvenated and ready to tackle part two of 2020.

Forecast Jun 29-Jul 5, 2020: Getting It Done

When a week begins with giant Jupiter making an exact conjunction with powerful Pluto and it ends with a full Capricorn moon and lunar eclipse, big things are on the table. Throw Saturn retrograding back into enterprising Capricorn, Mars firing up the engines in Aries and the Sun and Mercury making connections with wildcard Uranus from cardinal Cancer, and you don’t have to wait for the Fourth of July for some fireworks.

The emphasis is now firmly on the initiating cardinal signs. These are astrology’s best tools for motivation, invigoration and activation. This week’s action gets off to a seismic start late Monday night when Jupiter and Pluto have their second of three 2020 meetings. The last time that these two joined forces was on April 4th, when the USA was going into lockdown and the CARES Act was being passed. Their second meeting, in the sign of banking, business and government, takes place while the airwaves are already abuzz with talk of PPP 2.0 and the next round of stimulus checks for Americans. This time, however, these planets are retrograde, along with Mercury, Saturn and Neptune. Also, Saturn is about to leave the humanitarian realms of Aquarius for austere Capricorn. Congress isn’t scheduled to get back to work until mid July, and second wave spikes in COVID-19 are also already taking place. So even big guns like Jupiter and Pluto will have to keep their powder dry a bit longer. But when the next package is finalized, we can expect it to be supersized.

The news cycle is set for its own spike on Tuesday afternoon when the Sun and Mercury sextile Uranus, the planet of shock and awe, and the Sun and Mercury take a meeting of their own in between those Uranus hookups. On Wednesday Saturn returns home to pragmatic Capricorn. This places the planet of structure and discipline back on terra firma and into the same sign as Jupiter and Pluto. Its retrograde motion will bring the three closer together, from now through mid December. Underscoring the week’s decidedly Capricorn essence, the moon will move into the cardinal earth sign on Friday and prepare for its Sunday zenith at 13 Cap 38 and a lunar eclipse. We’re moving from Q2 to Q3 of 2020 and from the first half of the year to the second. In the macro, Jupiter, Saturn and Pluto will concentrate on the economy. In the micro, Mars will prompt and prod us into action. This is a good week to consider yearend goals and to begin harnessing the power of Capricorn to accomplish them.

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Forecast Jun 22-28, 2020: Reflecting Pool

Beginning on Saturday June 27th, rambunctious Mars will reclaim and dominate his home turf of fiery, feisty Aries. Once there, the combustable ferocity of the red planet will be interlocked with the raw, direct energy of the cardinal fire sign, for the next six months. Before the fireworks ignite, Mars will transit the potent, late degrees of mellow, meditative Pisces. While he’s doing that, Pisces’ ruler Neptune will slip into its retrograde and Venus will emerge from her retrograde slumber. An abundance of nurturing Cancer energy is also on tap this week. The Sun and Mercury are in the intuitive water sign, and waves from the new Cancer moon and eclipse of June 21st are still reaching shores. On the surface, Venus will animate our material desires and attractions from social Gemini, and Mars, especially when in Aries, will activate our drive to attain them. But, leagues beneath the sea, it’s Neptune’s behind-the-scenes orchestration that’s worthy of consideration.

Neptunian Questions
What am I striving for?
What transformation am I seeking?
What does redemption mean to me?
Where am I experiencing urgency in terms of my life plans and purpose?
How can I bring divine clarity and alignment into my present, daily life?

Starting late Monday, Neptune will enter a five month review period. Its contemplative power asks us to examine, understand and evaluate our motivations and their purpose in our lives. Like all of the outer planets, Neptune is subtle and impersonal. It’s also associated with mysticism, hidden memory and the unconscious. So fully grasping, much less getting a firm grip on its meaning and messages can indeed prove illusive. Furthermore, under the influence of this giant, borderless and effusive planet, we can glean profound guidance just as easily as we can fritter away the next five months daydreaming. So learning how to distill this oceanic force into manageable increments might be a good way to access its tremendous yet impressionistic insight. Prayer, meditation or creative practice may open and sustain channels of Divine communication. Then again, grocery store epiphanies can be equally as valuable and provable when Neptune is evoked. But actively seeking helps. This retrograde lasts until November 28th, and its start coincides with Mercury’s current retrograde in the fellow water sign of Cancer. All of the water signs are intrinsically psychic. Atop the waves, where most of us are comfortable swimming, the logical Messenger may be functioning as a translator, between us and Neptune’s vast, esoteric realms. And perhaps, it’s provocative Mars at peak Pisces, who is prompting us toward deeper exploration.

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Forecast Jun 15-21, 2020: Making Moves

This week’s events include the start of Mercury’s retrograde in Cancer, the Sun’s entrance into Cancer and an annular solar eclipse at 0 Cancer 21. This move from the mutable air of Gemini to the cardinal water of Cancer will shift the collective emphasis from social activity to traditional Cancer themes of home and domestic security. The eclipse is part of the Cancer/Capricorn cycle, so it is connected with the eclipses of December 26, 2019 and January 10, 2020, as well as the Saturn Pluto conjunction of January 12th, in Capricorn. Because those occurred at the outset of the international spread of COVID-19 and because of the dawning Mercury retrograde, I strongly suspect that this will translate into the reinstatement of shelter in place type orders and another wave of the virus. I really hope that I’m wrong about that. In any case, the indecision and confusion of the mutable signs are set to be replaced by the assertive character of the cardinals.

This week’s Sun sign shift will be followed by Mars moving into Aries on the 27th, the year’s second Jupiter Pluto conjunction in Capricorn on the 30th, Saturn’s return to Capricorn on July 1st and the final Cancer/Capricorn eclipse in the series on July 5th. If you’ve been sitting on the fence for the past month or season, your days of contemplation are numbered. The presence of so many planets in the activating cardinal signs is a cosmic push forward. Spearheading the drive will be none other than Mars. Due to its coming retrograde, starting in September, this Mars transit of Aries will last for over six months. Astrologers give a Mars homecoming mixed reviews. It is fuel, not inherently bad or good in and of itself. It’s what we do with its fire power that makes all the difference. Simultaneously, Jupiter and Saturn will be in Capricorn until mid December. Their presence, and Pluto’s, will square Mars, creating friction and choice points. Now is the time to determine priorities for the second half of 2020. Mercury’s presence and retrograde in nurturing and instigating Cancer will re-mind us of what is most important and give us needed nudges.

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