Today the moon is in Cancer. The watery sign of home. Take time for comfort today. A moment for good food. And time for your heart. Feed yourself. Heal yourself today. Cancer is about the home. Try to find a place where you feel safe. Spend as much time there as you can today.
Early in the morning our safety will be challenged. The planet Pluto will oppose the moon. While the moon is resting in Cancer. A deep power is pulling us outward. From the sign of Capricorn we feel an urge to take a step outside our comfort zone. Today may not be the best day for this step. But it might be. Think about it, you can plan it even if you are not ready today. This is a step which could take you to a different place in your life.
Around noon the moon will square Uranus. The oddball planet wants to slow your energy. The Ram has its own focus. The drive of the mountain goat is success. While the Ram aims for personal goals. It is important to take into account your life mission. What are the goals who’ve had for your life. Are these goals closer today, or further? Take a moment during the pause today. Take a moment to meditate. Be careful of being lead by an impulse. Listen to your heart and your head.
Next comes a sextile with Mercury. The planet of the winged god is in Taurus. Our minds may normally be racing. But today they settle into a calm. On a mental level we don’t feel driven by the Ram. And not driven by the goat. We are more like the bull waiting for the storm to pass under a tree. Don’t get sidelined from the action today. But you can be just as aware without jumping into the mix. This is another pointer to meditate. In the space inside your mind you can find calm. Your passions speak to you. And your emotions speak to you. But you find the truth in the stillness.
The last aspect of the day is the moon trine Mars. This is the ruler of Aries. And its energy will mean a new urge for success. Your heart will leap again to be in action. Mars is retrograde in Scorpio. This in contrast to Pluto. Scorpio is a deep sign. It encourages powerful changes. The energy of Mars is shifted inward. This because it is retrograde. We feel like a change in the world is what we need. But today we need first a change in ourselves. Take a moment to see where you need to grow. What are the weaknesses you can overcome. Pluto is pulling from a deep source. This can be a healing source for the broken parts of our lives. We just need to have the courage to believe in our healing.
At the end of the day the moon enters Leo. Many of the healing moments can be released. Leo is the sign of the artist. So a creative outlet is a strong option. But not all are comfortable enough to create. This is the day we can start to put our plans into action. We begin to create the changes we made over the last few days. If we believe in ourselves we are strong. We are the star of our own lives again. Like when we were children. Leo takes all the process from the past couple days. Takes it and transforms it with fire into art. Turns the pain into healing. And turns the loss into acceptance. If you can’t create, just write. Find any way to express what you feel.
The moon is in Aries today. And it is a busy day in the sky. Aries bring a clear energy. Lots of ambition in the air. Many people may be thinking about change. Aries is the ram. Going out boldly on the path. Or when it needs, boldly making its own path. Today think of your own path. How bold are you? Can you blaze your own path?
The moon and Venus have a sextile mid-morn. The social planet of Venus is in a social sign. Gemini isn’t just social. It is also a mental sign. Working with other people, and their ideas will be important. Often it isn’t about one person being right and one wrong. But how we adapt our ideas. What have you learned and I haven’t. Working as a part of a group isn’t native to Aries. But it can be a strong source of energy. We don’t have to scale the heights alone. We have friends.
Just after mid-day the sun sextiles the moon. This continues the social air of the day. Aim to be as social as you can be today. You will discover something new about yourself. A truth about you, from a friend. Or maybe even an enemy. Who our enemies are, say more than who are our friends. If we have enemies. Because not everyone does. So shine your light into your friends today. And they will shine your light back.
Late afternoon the moon trines Saturn. The old guy is retrograde. From the sign of Sagittarius we get big ideas. If we spend too much time with people who support all our ideas. We could be in trouble. But a true friend will help you know what are bad ideas. Everyone has a bad idea or two, or more. It is important to know our limits. If we do not limit our drive. It will be curbed by something else. Our health, the law or just our energy. Keep strong, healthy and focused. Know when to say when. The message from Saturn is pay attention to ideas. But don’t go chasing every arrow today.
The day ends with the moon square Pluto. As much as there is a social drive for today. Our power comes from being true to our own path. And everyone walks a path alone. It is the path which departed in the woods, less traveled. Because no one else can walk your path with you. No one can walk it for you. And no matter how long you walk down another’s path. You will get no where. There is a door of the law only you can enter. Be true to your friends. But also true to yourself. To your own life purpose and mission. This is Capricorn. The ultimate duality of success. We never succeed alone. But we always succeed alone.
It’s Monday. At the start of the day the moon is in Pisces. We start the day feeling mystical. A little lost if we try to focus too hard. But a little found if we just relax and let go for a moment. Life is so full of moments where we try too hard. Try this morning to let things be a little. And you may find things may be alright none the less.
In the early of the early evening the moon goes void of course. For a couple hours you may feel more rootless. Things done during the void period don’t have firm results. Many have passing effects.
The last aspect of Pisces is the moon and Mars. They form a trine with Mars in Scorpio. Mars is retrograde. We have a strong energy we feel on the inside. We may have less of an outward drive today. Because the trine energy pushes much of our drive inward. Mars is always pushing. But try to not let this energy drive you.
Mercury will dance with Pluto tonight. They form a trine. Mercury is in Taurus. And Pluto is in Capricorn. Mercury brings a settled mind. While Pluto adds a deep focus. If you have had something on your mind. Take a moment at the end of the day to meditate. Focus on the question in your mind. Travel into the question for sometime. You should be able to still the monkey mind. And find a deeper truth and answer.
In the evening the moon will enter Aries. This means a sharp focus could push us forward. Be sure to find a peace of mind before taking action. Aries is such a warrior and a voice for action. But we need to be sure our arrows are aimed true. And the battle we begin is a battle we can win.
Today the moon is in Capricorn. Aim high. Be all you can be today. You don’t have to be the best. Just make the most of the day. Our emotions today pull us toward success.
Early in the day is a trine between the moon and Jupiter. The large planet is in the sign of Virgo. The detailed and planning energy of Virgo can help us today. Jupiter is a hopeful planet. And this trine channels a good flow of energy. If we plan right, if we focus on details. There is reason to believe in our success. We are likely to draw good luck to us today. And this will re-enforce our upbeat mood.
Later the moon will trine Mercury. But the mental planet comes from the other earth sign. Our minds are going to slow us down. Mercury wants us to focus today. And with a smooth connection with our emotions. We should be able to find the mental space. Taurus is slow to change. But in this case it keeps us moving in one direction. Like a slow train we may be today. But a slow train pulling a heavy load.
About mid-morning the moon will sit along side Pluto. Together in the sign of Capricorn. These two draw a deep energy. If we can tap into our life mission today. We will find a great source of power. Sometimes all we have to do is look at things in a different way. And we can see how it applies to our life mission. I believe at our core we all have simple life missions. And we are all here for one reason. To spread love. If we can feel like we have a choice today, it will help us.
Late in the day the moon will square Uranus. This aspect could also help us to focus. It isn’t a day to wander too much. Uranus is in Aries. Another strong sign of focus. When you need to make progress stay on task. Tunnel vision can be helpful at times like these. Put every thing you have toward your goal today. Believe you can do it.
After this the moon goes void of course. It won’t enter the next sign until Thursday morning.
Tonight I wonder about my patterns. As often as I can I write an astrology post. But it isn’t consistent. I miss many days. And then I will post for days. But do I write more when the moon is in some signs. And do I miss more days when the moon is in other signs. Not tonight, but at some point it would be interesting to go back and look.
Tonight we address tomorrow.
The moon is in Libra. The sign of relationships. Think about those around you today. What are the lessons they are there to teach you. Listen to them wisely. Because they have all come to give you a gift. And many who you don’t think are friends. Have also come to you to help you. Try to take the smaller piece when you share today. Libra is the sign of balance. The second sign ruled by Venus. It is very socially aware and believes in justice. So you may find yourself moved today by something you see as unfair.
In the afternoon the moon sextiles Saturn. This planet is going backward. It is in the sign of the archer. From this sign we get a flood of ideas. But without the normal Sagittarius energy. The energy is more internal. This matches well with the moon today. While we find our ideas grand. Many would rather not hear them. It is easier to listen to others. When we are not busy pushing our own thoughts.
At the end of the day the moon will square Pluto. The small planet at the edge. It is still in the sign Capricorn. And it is also moving backward. This takes the energy into ourselves. It turns it from the world and on to our own thoughts. Beware of using your friends to get ahead today. Since this is a square it slows our progress. It isn’t a smooth flow of energy. We are challenged to work with and listen. Many who disagree are sent to teach us lessons. Keep your eyes on your goals today. And while the inner goals will be strong. Do not forget your outer goals. But too strong of a focus on goals is where we fall. Our friends are sent to help, and they may be a part of our path. But they are not stones to be tread upon.
Welcome to Thursday. I hope you like it slow. The big news for the day is Mercury. It goes retrograde in Taurus. This means we need to give yourselves time for thought. Be easy on yourself. And others. Things are going to take longer today. And it may be harder to understand. Taurus is a slow sign. It is connected to the body. Ground yourself in your body today for calm.
The moon is still in Capricorn. The final day. If you’ve been working on goals for the last few days. Give it an extra push today. The Capricorn moon will help you focus. Will give you drive. And with good focus and will should come some success.
The moon and Pluto are in alignment. These two bodies are natural friends. But where the moon is our emotion. Pluto taps into deeper energy. There is a power we feel in our hearts today. It is through our emotions we can find a connection. Go into you heart, there is only one heart. Only love is real. And we are all made out of this love. When things are slow today. Or people don’t understand. Breathe and remember love.
Next the moon will square Uranus. This odd ball planet is testing us today. It is going to pull us towards one goal. A goal for us alone. The greatest gift you can give the universe. It is your own enlightenment. Do it. Uranus is pulling you to your own path today. And this is key. It is easy to fall off our path when helping others. We root for them at first. Then help them get up. And carry them for a little. Soon we walk their path instead of our own. If we are not careful. But Uranus tells us today, be unique. Remember you have a path only you can walk. And you cannot really walk another’s.
Late in the day Mercury will trine the moon. While what we want to say doesn’t come out. If we can find a way to send a heart message. it will be loud and clear. Give a friend a hug, a lover a kiss. A child a handshake. Even a thumbs-up can send a clear message. On a day when words are not easy.
Sunday is a day of rest. The Virgo moon will focus us on service. This is a time to look beyond ourselves. How do our actions help or harm others. There is a feeling of stability. And we may be too skeptical today. Early in the morning Mercury and Pluto meet. They form a trine. The mental mercury is in Taurus. While Pluto rests in Capricorn. With these two earth signs we can focus. Sit down and think about the future. Mercury is also the ruler of Virgo. Another earth sign. A theme of today is going to be stability. But with Capricorn we think of the future. Find a moment of peace in the present. Then we can think about what comes next. Sunday is a traditional day of rest. And for many this will be true today. If it isn’t. Find as much time in your day to rest. The future doesn’t have to be like the present. We can plan and it doesn’t have to be unstable. Mars goes retrograde this morning. This encourages our inner focus. In the sign of Sagittarius this planet turns its focus. Our energy turns inward. We turn from taking over the world. To taking over our own lives. And Sagittarius is full of ideas about what we need. The sun is currently in Aries – ruled by Mars. And Mars next squares the moon. Today may be a struggle for action. And a struggle for peace. But proper peace creates proper action. We don’t have to choose. There is a time for each. And each has its time today. But in this square the moon is stronger. This gives it a stronger pull. In the afternoon there is an opposition with the moon and Neptune. The watery planet of connection is in Pisces. This adds a spiritual tone. But it also tempts us not to plan. If we take the time to listen. There are great teachers all around us. There is an old saying. When the student is ready, the teacher will appear. Be ready today. In our moments of peace today. Don’t just listen to your head. Your soul has its own message. Seek for the truth beyond yourself. For a good beyond yourself. The last of the day is with Jupiter. The giant planet is also in Virgo. This creates an internal stress. And we should be cautious. As the day turns to night we grow more hopeful. But like Jewel said in a great song. There is a difference between dreaming and pretending. Be aware. The stress is planning for the future. When we feel ready to leap right now. But not is not the right moment for most of us.
It is late and I want to rush through this tonight. Wednesday is an active day. The moon stays in Cancer. Which means we should keep our hearts at home. Yes, most of us can’t stay home. The other trick is taking a piece of home with us today. A photo, a snack, anything to remind you. Today is the first quarter moon. We are halfway from the new moon in Aries to the full moon. The full moon is in Virgo. Take a moment to see where you are on this path. Moving away from your self. Taking in others and service. But we could use the fire of Aries. And the focus of Virgo. In the morning the moon sextiles Jupiter. The planet Jupiter is already in Virgo. Today it is pulling you towards your goals. It is helping to open your heart to the world. We are made of love. And only love is real. When you really know this to be true. You can’t close yourself off from others. Today Jupiter with its hope and graciousness cracks the door open. Soon there is an opposition between the moon and Pluto. We have deep fears in our lives. We all have these deep fears. If you walk around the world and see someone who looks fearless. Just know they are hiding it deep. Pluto speaks to these common fears. Because it is a planet which binds us together. And our real power comes this unity. Our emotions may struggle against the effort. But be open today. Pluto is in Capricorn. And brings a drive to your focus today. Next is an aspect with the moon and Neptune. They square around the middle of the day. Uranus is in Aries. This could help us snap out of our homes. A Cancer would always rather stay home. But Aries wants action. The planet Uranus opens us. It pushes us to go beyond our limits. Today the first limit is the front door. Then it moves outward from there the rest of the day. Keep going beyond. It may not feel emotionally safe. But it will be a path of growth. The comfort will come back to you later. But the moment of potential will never return. The last aspect of the sun and moon. This square is a challenge. We seek to find a way where we can be the same people at home. Then the same people in the world. How can we live a life being the same person in all areas. Of course we have different styles and tones. But, we should remain at the core of our being the same. Maybe the person is there and just needs to be found. This square creates a moment for you to think about this question.
Today is the first day of the moon in Aries. If you want to start something new on an emotional level. Today is the day. The energy of Aries brash and bold will help you. Your heart may feel ready for change. You are likely to feel restless today. And maybe would prefer to stay at home in the bath. The best of new starts begin with a bath. If you start something new today. Or even if you do not. Find a place of focus before you make a choice. Early in the day is an alignment of Venus and the moon. This creates caution. This is the aspect of the diplomat. We have a strong desire for things to run smooth today. And when they do not we’re likely to react. Venus in Aries might feel like being more social. But it has to be comfortable. What ever the energy levels outside us today. Inside we want peace. A trine between moon and Mars mid-day adds to the energy level. Mars is in the fire sign of Sagittarius. In trine with the moon we need to be careful with others. There may be an impulse to put ourselves first. But if we want harmony with others. This isn’t the best practice. Watch your temper today. Again today is a day for something new. If we can focus all our energy today we can be off to a great start. Working with the people around us will serve to help us. But, try and pause and breathe. It is also a time we could be reckless. The last aspect is the sun and Pluto. Again this brings restless energy. The sun is in Aries and Pluto is in Capricorn. The ram and the goat. There is a clear desire to break boundaries today. Maybe to break laws or rules we don’t like. We may feel like a leader. And others may treat us like a leader today. But being bossy isn’t going to give us inner peace. We all have inner struggles. And today they come to the surface. This creates a potential for tension with others. This aspect may result in unease felt by many. We need to be aware of our own struggles. And careful not to fight them externally. Others may be tense as well. So, take an extra moment to calm yourself. Then if you can, try and calm them too. Remember to breathe today. And remember only love is real.
You ready for Tuesday. The second hardest day of the week. Well there is a lot to cover today. Starting early the moon goes void of course. This means we are rootless much of the day. Or route-less. It is the last day of the moon in Pisces. There is still a deep pull. Something beyond our awareness calls to us today. Take a moment to pause. Turn off the TV, and the radio. Put your phone away and just listen. Early in the morning the moon squares Saturn. In the lofty sign of Sagittarius. Our emotions are often less than ideal. And this means some people just don’t listen. Others pretend they are not there at all. But they are real and trying to tell us something. We can listen to our feelings. Even when they feel wrong. Take the message and leave the rest. Next is a sextile between Pluto and the moon. The small planet is in the sign of the goat. And this Capricorn can create a drive in us. This drive man make the path of not listening to our hearts easier. It can even feel like the right choice. But true power comes from our hearts. The messages of the heart can be hard. But today while the moon is void of course is a good time to listen. Pluto gives us the power to transform. Even when it comes to our “bad feelings.” All as a result of listening. At the end of the morning the sun trines Saturn. We feel a need to be practical. Maybe we feel under stress. This causes us to resist softer feelings. We need to be strong. Or we need to feel strong at least. And listening can feel weak. But it isn’t. The trine is between fire signs. So it is full of passion and movement. As the day moves along we get pulled more and more by restless energy. Wake up early in the morning for the best time to find grounding. When Venus moves into Aries new things may be waiting. Or a new value for something old in our lives. This could be an old friendship we see in a new light. Or it could be a new person in our lives. There is likely to be a hint of passion. Venus doesn’t do large gestures. But Aries is a sign of passion. Next Mercury enters Taurus. The sign of the bull. While our heart is beating faster. Our minds may be slowing. This brings our thoughts around to the sensual. And could lead us to follow a new passion. Our minds may just be to slow to keep our heart in check today. But remember to listen. Not just to the loud beats of the heart. But the quiet ones as well. Because not all passions are good. I hope today’s passion is positive for you. But it may result in damaging life choices. At the end of the day, the moon enters Aries.