Forecast Jun 7-13, 2021: Show And Tell

The Moon’s connection with disruptive yet illuminating Uranus first thing on Monday is an apt start to a week that will feature the year’s first solar eclipse, a Sun Mercury conjunction, Mars’ ingress into Leo and a Sun Neptune square. And this watershed week is only the prelude to next Monday’s Saturn Uranus square. The planets appear to be quite intent on exposing the truth, and Uranus, the global purveyor of shock and awe, is leading the charge. Giving us a preview of next week’s major square, in the wee hours of Monday morning, the waning Taurus Moon will conjoin Uranus before squaring Saturn. Tuesday’s lunar connections to Neptune, Pluto and Mars will be favorably aspected. But in the wake of Monday’s action, links to Mars and Pluto may not be as smooth as steady Taurus would like. A retrograde Pluto, after all, is definitely in on the conspiracy to get to the bottom of things. With all three outer planets activated, stories about the origins of the pandemic or alleged voter fraud in the 2020 U.S. presidential election are heading for the spotlight. Informative Gemini will be itching to get in on the media frenzy, and the Moon will roll into the sign of communication midday on Tuesday. There it will begin preparations for Thursday’s rendezvous with the Gemini Sun, at a haughty 19:47. The chatty Twins are probably astrology’s worst secret keepers. They can’t help themselves; their cosmic imperative is to share the 411. Eclipses are also prone to shed light onto matters, and Mercury and Neptune will be intimately involved with this one. Digging up the dirt, retrograde Mercury is on a mission that will see it conjoin the Moon and Sun on Thursday, and Sunday’s Sun Neptune square will be well on its way to full magnitude during the eclipse. Things can get murky whenever cryptic Neptune is involved. But the nonstop volleys coming from the Gemini Sun, Moon and Mercury should solve more than few mysteries. The tales that the Gemini trio unearth will inevitably get tongues wagging and airwaves buzzing. If that isn’t enough drama for one week, Mars will enter Leo on Friday.


Mars and Leo understand, and greatly admire, one another. The fire of lavish Leo is familiar to the ruler of explosive Aries, and Leo positively adores martian frankness, ambition and drive. Their forces will reach peak ferocity from July 1st-3rd, when Mars will oppose Saturn under an Aries Moon and square Uranus under a Taurus Moon. Feisty Mars hasn’t been able to get a light since January 6th, when he had to leave home for Taurus. The fire and fixity of Leo will reignite old flames and further the repercussions of 2021’s Saturn Uranus squares. The second of those hallmark squares is set for next Monday. True to form, Mars isn’t waiting around to rush headlong into the action.

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Forecast May 31-Jun 6, 2021: Ignorance Is Strength

The week’s sweet spot will arrive on Thursday afternoon, when the Sun will trine Saturn and Venus will trine Jupiter. Its sour patch will fall on Saturday, when a Mars Pluto opposition will be squared by a blockbusting Aries Moon, in the wake of a Mercury Neptune square. Because Pluto is the outermost planet, the tension leading up to Saturday’s flashpoint will be building throughout the week. That said, the week is ultimately offering an opportunity to face the truth, starting under Monday’s whip-smart Aquarius Moon. Fact-finding, especially when it concerns previously hidden information, and consensus building among reasonable people are favored when the Moon trines retrograding Mercury and Venus in the late degrees of Gemini. The Disinfo Wars ensue in earnest on Tuesday, as soon as the Moon moves into Pisces. In its highest expression, Pisces is a sincere and soulful unifier. In its lowest, it is either genuinely confused or the manipulative and deliberately deceptive “victim”. At its best, journalistic Gemini is objective and rational. The Dark Twin however, can be a duplicitous backstabber, keen to peddle the most salacious gossip and self-serving fake news. Add the presence of amplifiers Jupiter and Neptune in Pisces to this mess, and the waters will remain muddy until midday on Thursday. Look for reliable news once the Moon moves into decisive Aries and the Gemini Sun trines discerning Saturn. During Wednesday’s Pisces Gemini befuddlement, Venus will slip into Cancer. From the soothing water sign, she will trine Jupiter on Thursday afternoon. This aspect brings a measure of calm to the equation, before the Aries Moon starts marshaling support from the Sun, Mercury and Saturn, in preparation for Saturday’s showdowns.

The week’s battle royale for narrative dominance is set for Saturday. That’s when a Mercury Neptune square will immediately be followed by the Moon/Mars/Pluto t-square. Mars is in Cancer, the home sign of the United States, and since early April, Pluto been crossing the exact degree and minute it was at on April 19, 1775, 26 Cap 41. This t-square will occur within minutes of that historic demarcation point, and it looks likely to break all juggernauts wide open. In 2021, the emboldened Aries Moon, ever-ready Mars and ruthlessly honest Pluto are conspiring to irrevocably interrupt all trips down that infamous river of De-Nile. It’s all par for the course during a Gemini Sun cycle that includes two eclipses, retrograding Mercury, Saturn and Pluto and June 14th’s Saturn Uranus square. Whether personal or political, astrology’s t-squares tell us that the time has come to deal with people, situations and matters that have reached a boiling point. Bearing that in mind, we can put this week’s events into perspective and act accordingly.

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Forecast May 24-30, 2021: It Starts With “Re”

Activity among the mutable signs will dominate the week’s events. A lunar eclipse, the start of a Mercury retrograde and Venus squaring Neptune and conjoining Mercury are among the highlights. Further, eclipses and retrogrades bring revelations. As the Sun has only just entered Gemini, Wednesday’s is the first of two eclipses and Mercury’s retrograde will last until June 22nd, the discoveries are just getting started. The first hint will arrive on Wednesday under the full Moon at 5 Sagittarius 26. That early degree places this Moon into a loose square to Jupiter at 1 Pisces 11. Jupiter is the ruler of Sagittarius, and ordinarily planetary alignments in Sagittarius to Jupiter have an inherent resonance and agreement. However, squares and oppositions expose tensions, and both Sag and Jupiter can be perilously overly optimistic. In this case, the Sagittarius Moon will be opposite the Gemini Sun and both will be squared by Jupiter. Gemini is the sign of information and news, while the Moon describes instinct and intuition. Despite what the MSM may be reporting or what others may be saying, paying attention to hunches, while following verifiable facts, is wise. The full Moon fray will immediately be followed by a Venus Neptune square on Thursday. This one suggests a misunderstanding or outright deception in an important relationship. On Friday Mercury and Venus will meet in analytical Gemini, and on Sunday assertive Mars will trine Neptune. Both are helpful aspects for clearing up confusion and charting a reliable course forward. Translation, instead of flying off the handle midweek, wait for clarification. Mars’ transit of Moon-ruling Cancer underscores the prompt to dismiss brainwashing and group think and to defer to internal guidance.


The next nudge to take a deeper look comes courtesy of Mercury’s retrograde, which begins on Sunday. This one will be underway during the second eclipse on June 10th, in Gemini, as well as the year’s second Saturn square to Uranus on June 14th. As mentioned last week, the second of these two eclipses creates a square to Neptune in Pisces. Mercury will also conjoin the Sun and Moon on the 10th, intensifying this square. The North and South Nodes of the Moon are also poised to get into the act, with the South in Sagittarius and North in Gemini. Though there are a variety of interpretations as to the meaning of the lunar Nodes, when eclipses occur in the same signs they will be activated. Generally speaking, the South describes a significant lesson or skill from the past, while the North indicates an area for growth. Clearly, friction between the planets in mutable signs is increasing. To determine where the unfolding action is about to play out in your life, take a look at your birth chart and note the natal planets and houses in mutable signs. Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius and Pisces signal change and preparation for a new phase. Flexibility and adaptability are two of their key assets, assets that will prove highly beneficial as we reexamine, reorient and reboot.

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Forecast May 17-23, 2021: Just The Facts Ma’am

This week the Sun will move into Gemini and Saturn will begin its five-month-long retrograde in Aquarius. Air signs are the domain of information, and a slew of revelations are inbound. During its journey through the mutable air sign, the Sun will oversee two eclipses, the next Saturn Uranus square and the retrogrades of Mercury, Jupiter, Saturn and Pluto. In fixed air, Saturn is offering stoicism, structure and a pause for reflection. Ruler of Gemini and font of the 411, Mercury, will go retrograde next week. The simultaneous retrogrades of Mercury and Saturn suggest an examination of the recent past and where needed, a revisioning of future plans. Originally Saturn dipped into Aquarius from March 21st – July 1st last year. In the midst of the outbreak of COVID 19, making any sense of Saturn’s exploration of the sign was difficult. For one thing, aspects don’t happen in vacuums, and 2020 also saw substantial action involving Jupiter, Neptune and Pluto. For another, Saturn only made it to 1 Aquarius 57 before turning retrograde last May 11th. When its retrograde begins on Sunday, Saturn will be at 13 Aquarius 31. In the second decant, a sign’s character becomes clearer. Saturn’s retrograde will bring it back to 6 Aquarius 53, the point it first reached on February 14th. In 2021 most of the emphasis has shifted onto Saturn’s three squares with Uranus. When Saturn initially crossed this retrograde’s shadow point, its first square to Uranus was only three days away, on February 17th. Their next square is set for June 14th at 13:07 degrees.

Saturn often gets a bad rap. While Jupiter says yes and more, Saturn says no. The ringed planet symbolizes limitations. When in fire or water signs, its doses of reality have passionate and emotional expression that can be quite dramatic. In earth it can dole out harsh financial reality checks. In air, it challenges us to think and find meaning. Inquisitive, ingenious Aquarius possesses an exceptional talent for problem-solving. But we must stop and ask relevant questions before we can benefit from its brilliance. While the coming retrograde will end on October 10th, the Taskmaster will remain in Aquarius until March of 2023. Its final square with Uranus is due on December 24th, and on January 15th it will exit this retrograde’s shadow and probe further into the air sign’s stronger degrees. In other words, what we put off now will definitely be back, and in a more robust form. In the immediate cycle, the Gemini Sun will trine Saturn on June 3rd and conjoin Mercury on June 10th. Like Aquarius, Gemini is naturally curious. At home, Mercury’s insights can be transmitted instantly and with striking clarity. Unfortunately, Gemini and Mercury can also have the attention span of a gnat. Saturn is lending its renowned discipline and longevity to the Messenger’s ideas and discoveries. Their combination is a remarkable tool for processing the incoming disclosures. It all starts on Thursday, when the Sun enters Gemini.

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Forecast Jun 8-14, 2020: Across The Universe

Sounds of laughter, shades of earth are ringing through my opened ears,
Inciting and inviting me.
Limitless, undying love which shines around me like a million suns,
And calls me on and on across the Universe
Jai Guru Deva, Om”
-Lennon/McCartney

When describing Mars as the servant of two selves, the ego self and the transpersonal self, Jungian analyst Edward Edinger said, “Man’s extremity is God’s opportunity.” This week will be largely shaped by the Sun’s square to Neptune on Thursday, Saturday’s Mars Neptune conjunction and the three-day Pisces Moon bridging those two events. The Sun represents our identity. In Gemini, it’s how we express and like to think of ourselves. In Pisces, Mars and Neptune are challenging definitions and beckoning us to reflect upon our spiritual essence. Pisces is the emotional water sign of victims, perspective and holism. Because connections involving the outer planets, like Neptune, take weeks to build and decay, you may have already been feeling Mars presence in Pisces. He’s been poking and prodding hearts for weeks. This may have manifested in the resurfacing of victimhood experiences from your past or from bearing witness to painful current events. Pisces empathizes, deeply and sincerely. To be the final sign of the zodiac, Pisces has earned its miles by walking in all twelve pairs of astrology’s shoes. It therefore possesses profound understanding, and it extends full consideration to all points of view. Its gifts are integration and forgiveness. With “logical” Mercury now fully immersed in the fellow water sign of Cancer, this week offers limitless emotional clearing, healing and transformation. Got tissue?

Forecast Jun 1-7, 2020: Looking For Landmarks

Gemini has a nearly insatiable appetite for the 411. Curious, chatty and always circulating, Gemini is a veritable news hub unto itself. Friday’s full moon and eclipse, now pregnant with revelations, promise to exceed even Gemini’s exorbitant demand for data. Gemini also loves variety. Yet the oncoming barrage of personal planet interactions threatens to exhaust astrology’s effervescent Twins. Those Twins also have quite the reputation for bipolarity, and this week’s alignments will range from nice to nasty. Finally, Gemini rules the nervous system. For Earthlings, moving through the this week, peacefully and coherently, will take some effort.

The action starts with Tuesday’s Venus square to Mars as Mercury slips into the shadow of its next retrograde at 5 Can 30. Venus is the planet of relationships, and we all know how hot headed Mars can be. With the Red planet in Pisces and under the influence of Neptune, arising arguments could have been festering in the unconscious for aeons or be based entirely upon delusions. Are we separating fact (Gemini) from fiction (Pisces) or silvery tongues (Gemini) from intrinsic truth (Pisces)? As we ponder those riddles, the very next day Venus conjoins the Sun. This is the week’s breath of fresh air, midway point of the Venus retrograde and a showering of good will and clarity. Soak it up, because on Friday the full Moon eclipse at 15 Sag 34 is accompanied by a Mercury sextile to Uranus. Sextiles generally bring friendly connections, and Uranus generally brings Chaos (yes, with a capital “C”). This is the first eclipse of the new Gemini Sagittarius series and the first one under the recent nodal shift into those signs. Emotions run high at full Moons. If fighting, kissing and making up and fighting again has been a pattern, proceed with caution now. We are reaching genuine breaking and end points. Vacillation takes another hit over the weekend when the Sun squares Mars. The week ends under a sobering Capricorn moon. Before going overboard with flying fingers across keyboards, evaluating our big picture needs and intentions is in order. When we can detect the landmarks, the emotional storms being whipped up by mutable pressures and Mercury in Cancer can be directed to a point, and a purpose.

Venus, the planet of romance and finance, is moving backwards. This aspect is good for reigniting old flames, recovering money and rekindling old friendships. How it will work for you depends on your unique chart and situation. While Venus is retrograde, there’s a 20% discount on 30 minute readings. Just email me (elizabeth at elizabethsoracle dot com) to schedule your private session or use the code VENUS2020 if you’re ready to order.

Forecast May 25-31, 2020: Not Exactly On The Same Page

If you need a definite answer right now or you’re hoping to completely resolve an issue, that’s going to be tricky to impossible this week. Throughout the week, Mercury is making odd connections with Jupiter, Saturn and Pluto and undergoing a sign change. The angles being formed are not particularly harsh. But being astrology’s quincunxes, they pose their own unique challenges. A quincunx means that the planets involved are 150 degrees apart, so they do not share a common modality (cardinal, fixed or mutable) or element (fire, earth, air or water). Without common ground, coming to an understanding, much less an agreement, is difficult.

Mischievous Mercury plays many roles in astrology. Going back to his Greek origins as Hermes, he was Apollo’s (annoying) little brother, who at the ripe old age of one day crept out of his crib, made the world’s first lyre from a tortoise shell, stole his brother’s cattle and forcefully denied any wrongdoing when confronted by Apollo. To this day we associate Mercury with being clever, quick, inventive and deceitful. So when this little rascal spends a week flitting around the zodiac, chatting with power brokers like Pluto, Jupiter and then Saturn, we might want to get the story completely straight before making any long term decisions. This week’s sign change sees the Messenger moving from his happy Gemini home, where he is especially nimble, adept and talkative, to caring, reflective Cancer. In the cardinal water sign, the busyness of the past few weeks will be replaced by a focus on self-care, the home and security. This sign change could very well portend reinstatement of shelter in place orders. Cancer is where Mercury will spend his coming retrograde, from June 18th-July 12th. We’ll enter that retrograde’s shadow next week and exit it on July 26th. For now, news about business (quincunxes to Pluto & Jupiter in Capricorn) and medical advances (quincunx to Saturn in Aquarius) will be interesting and intriguing. But to get a better picture, we may need to see what light next week’s full Moon sheds, with a calmer, nurturing Mercury in tow.

Venus, the planet of romance and finance, is moving backwards. This aspect is good for reigniting old flames, recovering money and rekindling old friendships. How it will work for you depends on your unique chart and situation. While Venus is retrograde, there’s a 20% discount on 30 minute readings. Just email me (elizabeth at elizabethsoracle dot com) to schedule your private session.

Forecast May 18-24, 2020: Easy Does It

On the surface, this week’s noteworthy events are a Sun sign change into Gemini and the new Gemini Moon. But the planet to beware of is Neptune. This week the planet of illusions and deception will square Venus and Mercury, and several iterations of these squares are in the works for the next month. Outgoing, friendly Gemini heightens our desire to mix and mingle. As the Sun enters the mutable air sign, restrictions are being lifted, school years are ending and warm days abound. Naturally our thoughts and conversations are turning to summer topics like travel and recreation. it’s as if the cosmos is abandoning the chains of COVID-19 and throwing a party, with the Gemini Sun, Moon (and its North Node), Mercury and Venus as its VIP guests. Pleasure-seeking Venus is hosting the celebrations, and heightening hankerings to explore, spend and socialize even further. Neptune, you might say, is bringing the booze.

Neptune is the outer planet whose influence is subtle and whose effect is unmistakable. Like most intoxicants, it relaxes inhibitions, induces a sense of feeling groovy and impairs clear thinking. Shortly after the Sun enters Gemini on Wednesday, Venus will square Neptune, and right before Friday’s new moon, Mercury will square Neptune. On June 3rd Venus will conjoin the Gemini Sun, on the 5th the Moon will be full (in aspirational Sagittarius), on the 6th the Sun will square Mars (in Pisces) and on the 13th Mars and Neptune will be conjunct. The mutability of Gemini, Sagittarius and Pisces adds to the nearly imperceptible changing of the landscape that will play out during the solar and lunar phases now getting underway. I expect this week’s Venus Neptune buzz to carry us right through to June 5th’s full Moon and minor eclipse. However, the Sun Mars square coming right on its heels signals a distinct shift. Knowing now that a potentially nasty Mars Neptune hangover is on the horizon, we can temper the Venus Neptune seduction infiltrating the ethers as the Sun moves into Gemini.

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