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.
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.
We made it through Friday the 13th. Well, if you are reading this you made it. Now from Saturday the 14th. I should start a thing about the evil of Saturday the 14th. The day you have to recover from the 13th.
The moon is in Virgo. The sign of thought. Take apart things and look at them. It is an earth sign ruled by Mercury. So it is stable and slow. But thoughtful and cerebral. There are times we can become too introspective. We fall into our minds. Sylvia Plath once asked, is there no way out of the mind? Today take a moment, but just a moment for thought. Meditation should come easy, do it. We should do it every day.
In the morning is a square with Mars and the moon. While we find security today in thought. Mars is pulling us to action from Sagittarius. Follow a big idea is compels us. Then another and another. There are so many ideas, so many to follow. But they are just ideas, and many of them are whimsical at best. We need to dream. But the arrow of Sagittarius gets lost in the clouds. Find the best ideas and put some thought into these. You don’t need to rush into action today. Plan, plan, plan.
For most of the day the moon is unbound. Expect a lot of restless and vague emotional energy. Understand many things won’t be serious today. And much will take place with little result.
At the end of the day the moon will oppose Neptune. The watery planet pulls us from our mind. Or it may just be pulling us to another part of our mind. From an emotional center to a creative center. These two planets are a like in many ways. But while the Virgo moon pulls us into our mind. Neptune in Pisces is trying to take us some place deeper. Our hearts.
At the end of the day, just breathe. Remember only love is real. All our thoughts and dreams are love. Or they are not real at all.
Happy Mothers’ Day. And today the moon is in Gemini. The sign of the twins. You will likely see the other side today. There is always another side. We often only see one side. But the sign of Gemini is about the other side. It represents being able to bring both sides together.
Early in the day is a meeting with Neptune. The aspect is a square with Neptune in Pisces. The sign of and planet work together. And this pulls us away from our mind. This square adds a different point of view. It brings in a irrational logic. At least from the view of the neat truth. But not all our truths should he kept. And in the next couple days we will discover some which need to go. Just after the New Moon is a good time to let things go.
Next up is a square with Jupiter. This faithful planet is in Virgo. Where Neptune pulls you into the spirit. The planet Jupiter will put of focus on plans. Jupiter is an optimistic sign. This can give us courage. But first we must be able to see from a different view. To see other sides of what we believe to be true. And even to find somethings are wrong. The moon’s our soul. So we know this deep truth. And we know where we are wrong. But we don’t want to look. This square tells us it is time to look.
Saturn will oppose the moon next. This tight aspect is with Saturn in Sagittarius. If we are not careful today we can get lost. Limits are not something which are meant to hold us back in life. We are supposed to push beyond them and grow. But they are also not something to ignore. They hold lessons and messages. We need to take into account our limits. And while we aim to break them, we shouldn’t break ourselves in the process. And we should be careful of breaking the law. Both man’s law and nature’s law. The arrow of the archer pushes us all to look at our grand ideas. We think big and believe big. But we need to stay grounded.
And the end of the day Uranus will sextile the moon. This ends a day of thinking different. A day of feeling different. We look at the other side today and we gain for what we see. At the end of the day we take the lesson and grow. But it has to be adapted to ourselves. We are each unique and we feel this as the day ends. The message of the day is to grow. To see other ideas. And to understand the challenges you can push, and the ones you can not. Our challenges bring us together because we all struggle. But the keep us apart. Because no one else has your problems. And no one else can solve them for you. Uranus is in Aries. This will give you the focus you need today.
Happy May Day. The first day of May is an old holiday. It celebrates spring. Dancing around the May Pole is a part of this Pagan day.
Early in the morning the moon moves into Pisces. We start to feel a strong bond with the past. We may think of family members. Some who have already passed on. But it is also a day when tradition is key. The moon enters Pisces the sign of the next world. As the end of the horoscope it represents entering a new phase. Our emotions may go through key changes. Pisces is the most spiritual of all the signs.
Also in the morning the sun and Neptune line up. A sextile with the sun in Taurus. Neptune is in Pisces. This is an easy aspect. And the two planets flow together. We seek stable footing. And we find this in deep truth. At the core of being we are one. What could be more stable. What we are we are, and we will always be, forever. This is a needed truth today. And Neptune in Pisces brings it home. It touches our core. This calms our insecurity if we honestly embrace the truth.
Later in the morning is a second sextile. This one between Venus and the moon. The moon meets up with Venus in Taurus. As the ruling planet of Taurus it is strong. This aspect matches the previous. Our emotions are looking for something deep. And something true, a feeling of who we are in our hearts. Venus will bring a value shift. We may be drawn to safety. Comfort is a value for our hearts today. Today is a day for just being. Our feelings may feel shallow. But they are real. This is not a day for conflict.
The last aspect of the day is a square. Mars will square the moon in the evening. Mars is sitting in the sign of Sagittarius. The thinker doubts our feelings as the day passes. There is a part of us which doesn’t believe we are all the same. Maybe it is the ego. Maybe it is something else. Coming from Sagittarius it puts faith in passion. In an energy self directed and strong. The archer aims for the heavens as an opponent. But heaven is our home. Our feelings may not feel real. This comes from the moon in Pisces. Mars is about self. It stands out in the world. In Sagittarius its ideas are of its own largeness. Not of its connection to all things. This may make give us the feeling of unrest. Self-control becomes more important as the day passes.
Good morning Saturday. We wake to the moon in Aquarius. This sign is known for being odd. It stands alone. Ruled by the only planet which rolls in it orbit. The best place for you today may be by yourself. Understand you are unique. And your needs are not the same as others. Respect this and find your own happy today.
Early the moon is sextile Saturn. The moon is in the fixed sign of Aquarius. Saturn brings a fire energy. It is in Sagittarius. This mixes with air to create a hot passion. Stand your ground in who you are today. When you find what makes your heart sing. Hold on to it good. Saturn’s the planet of laws. But in this case the laws may be yours to write. Set a rule for yourself: “I don’t give up on myself.” And don’t break this rule. There is a responsibility in this choice. Take it serious.
In the afternoon the moon sextiles Uranus. The odd-ball ruler of Aquarius. This boosts the planet and the moon’s energy. Uranus is also in a fire sign: Aries. This sign is going to charge us up for a fight. And we may be ready for many foes. But the biggest foe is the one we are to ourselves. When we fail to believe in ourselves. Aries takes up many charges, but it needs Aquarius today. Because the odd-ball sign believes in itself. Uranus will urge you towards freedom. And push you to break the mold.
Late in the day is a square with Mercury and the moon. Our minds are on a different page today. And this slows our emotions. As our emotions slow our thoughts. Mercury in the sign of Taurus wants to take its time for everything. This makes us slow to make up our minds. We want to examine the issue. This is in contrast to the hype from the morning. All the fire energy has us wound up. And at the end of the day we find our calm in this aspect. Don’t make snap moves this morning. Wait until the dust settles.
Friday is an active day. The moon moves into Aquarius early. This is the sign of being you. Those with this as a birth sign stand out. And today you may feel the need to be you. To fill some role or do some thing which only you can. Fill your dharma today. Do it every day. But today it will be easier to see and easier to focus on. So step out and be brave.
Venus in Aries is squaring the moon. This early aspect spells trouble. There is an energy which pushes you forward. There isn’t enough time to be yourself. While these two planets are not opposed. They are not in agreement. The moon urges you to stand out by being away from the crowd. But Venus in Aries urges us to lead the crowd. Too often the leader of the crowd, does so at the cost of their own path. They just run to stay ahead of the pack. They don’t channel its energy or direction.
In the afternoon there is a sextile with Mars. This easy aspect hit the sign in Sagittarius. The fire sign of the wise man. The grand idea. Mars is going to feel restless. And it may make you restless. There are so many ideas on which way to go. Sagittarius has a supply of arrows. And if we are not careful we waste time and energy on ones which never land. Today we need focus. This aspect makes movement each. But it makes focus hard.
Venus is moving into Taurus next. This moves the planet into its home sign. The planet Venus is ruler of Taurus. As such it is both comfortable and powerful. Our values are becoming more solid. We are stepping away from the phase of high energy. We are moving into finding a lasting value. A stable value which doesn’t change from day to day. The trap in this is holding on to something long after its value has gone. We imagine what had value to us at one point always will. But this is not the case.
Finally the moon and sun square. We are not complete today. And we feel a dis-junction between our inner world and outer world. The sun is in Taurus still. The fixed earth sign. While the moon is in the fixed air sign. These two can work together. The sign of Aquarius offers the ideas. And the sign of Taurus the strength. But they can work to hold each other back. When Taurus doesn’t trust the ideas. And Aquarius doesn’t trust the will of the bull. Find a way to bring these two together today. Then you will be on the right road.
The moon moves to a new sign today. Toward the end of the day. It enters Capricorn. We may bet a burst of drive. An energy pushes us towards that goal. The mountain goat is the soul of Capricorn. And today It kicks our soul a little.
But it starts off in Sagittarius. In the first moments of the day is an aspect with Uranus. Many will sleep through the energy of this bond. But it might give you some odd dreams. It is a trine with Uranus in Aries. Inspiration may come from odd places today. Be on the look out for any little spark to light your fire.
The next aspect is later in the morning. The moon trines Venus. Another easy aspect. Today should be a day of easy flow. But easy flow days are often the least productive. Because we go with the flow too much. With Venus also in Aries. Expect an attraction to fire. We feel a desire for things red and hot. But on a real level ambition is what we crave today. Those who have it will seek ways to express it. And those who don’t have it may seek it. The place where it rests is in your heart. Aries too often will lead you to search in your head.
Then the moon goes void of course. Until late in the afternoon. A time for pause. Because nothing much can be done. Take a breath. Think about what comes next. Because the Capricorn moon comes rushing in with energy. It wants us to be focused. It takes focus to be a mountain goat.
There is a lot of fire energy today. But as we move through the day this energy should calm. Capricorn is an earth sign. And the first aspect tomorrow is with an earth sign. But as we find solid ground. Hold the ember of passion in your heart. Use it to fuel your success.
The moon is in Sagittarius. The thinker. Big ideas may be a part of our lives today. Take a moment for the big picture. But the sign of Sagittarius is the arrow. This is the ideas we send out into the world. But some of these ideas are too lofty. They float away and do not mean anything. Ruled by the planet Jupiter. There is a feeling of optimism. Jupiter was the king of the gods. And it is the largest of the planets.
Early in the day the moon will square Neptune. With Neptune in Pisces. It may be a hard day to stay grounded. If you feel lost come back to your breath. While the moon sits next to the thinker. Neptune will be digging deep. And finding uneasy truths. These will challenge the optimism of our mood today. Our world may not feel as sound today. And we may mis-read messages from others. We can think our way out of these problems for only so long.
Next the moon will square Jupiter. The ruler of Sagittarius is in Virgo. This grounded sign helps us to focus. We need to be more than dreamers. We need to be doers and plan making is key. Virgo will take all our grand ideas and focus us on the good ones. Then help us to reach those ideas. The nature of Virgo will focus more on ideas serving others. But this square has a dark side as well. We can come to rely too much on our plans. We can come to trust too much in things going by the plan. And feeling lost when changes are needed.
Lastly in the afternoon the moon aligns with Saturn. Together in Sagittarius. This will help us to be more grounded. And to limit our imaginations. While it can be good and right to dream big. Our dreams have no value until we can make them real. Saturn was the god of time. But also of the law. We need to think about physical limits. We may want to run a marathon. And this is a grand dream. But we can’t run a marathon tomorrow if we have not practiced. We need planning. But Saturn could also cause us to overwork today. This comes from a failure to let things go. We see the needed hard work to make something happen. And we commit to making it real. At any cost to ourselves.
Today could be an emotionally insecure day for many. Find your breath as often as you can. Stay focused on what you value. Keep your own limits in mind. And know no person can accomplish everything. Try to be easy and gentle with yourself today. You may need extra emotional space.
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.