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.
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.
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.
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.
The moon is in Leo today. An artistic and sometimes showy sign. Ruled by the sun it gives us energy. And it may give us some hope. If we allow ourselves to believe in ourselves. We may find strength today. We can see ourselves as the kings of our own lives. The image of the king is an important part of Leo. Ruled by the sun the king of the sky. We can either feel at the center of our own lives. Or try to push to be at the center of other people’s lives. Those who are more secure don’t need to be the center of attention. The artist seeks to create from their own heart. We need to be emotionally self creative beings today.
The first aspect of the day is Venus and the moon. The moon in Leo trines Venus. The planet Venus is in Aries. And this brings creative force to the day. Many people are likely to feel restless. Today is a great day to take creative steps in your life. Believe in yourself. And then do good for yourself. Aries wants to take charge. And with the Leo moon everyone may want to lead the group. Be patient with others and try to take a back seat. Look beyond the events of the day at the long term. All day long the sun rules the sky. But the most amazing sight might be a sky full of stars. This aspect should keep our emotions in balance. And our outlook easy going.
Later in the day Mercury will square the moon. The aspect of the square slows the flow. Like a stop sign along the road. Mercury is sitting in the sign of Taurus. On a day full of energy our minds are moving slow. While our hearts may be racing. We need to allow extra time to think about the next step. This mental check can serve to prevent rash actions. But it could also hold us back. The bold and the brave will not be easy. Taurus is a sign centered more on self awareness. And this will take some of the impulse away from Leo. And slow pace of Aries. This adds to the restless energy of the day. Communication may be hard for some. There is an alertness due to this aspect. Sleep may be hard for some.
Saturn and the moon dance next. They trine with Saturn in Sagittarius. The cold of Saturn can help us today. It works smoothly with the moon. Trine energy flows easy. And this is the third fire sign in play today. With so much energy buzzing with Leo and Aries. If we aren’t careful the fire energy from Saturn could push us too far. We need to use this planet to focus. Saturn was the king of the gods. But is also the ruler Karma. This puts into play the results of our actions. Not just on ourselves but others. From the sign of Sagittarius we get a larger view of the world. And this view may slow our impulses. The grand ideas of early in the day should be put aside. Write them on a piece of paper. Then wait until the heat of the day has passed. In the cool of the evening use the big view. Think about these ideas and what they mean in the long term. The key to today is being responsible.
At the end of the day is a trine with the moon and Uranus. This odd-ball planet is in Aries. There is a paradox today. Where going with the crowd may feel like the rebel path. With the Leo moon seeking attention. Uranus in Aries pushes us to stand out. This could increase the desire for some to be at the center of the group. A true leader follows the heart. Then helps others find the way. A populist tries to get ahead of the crowd. To use and control the energy of the masses. Be the leader today. The choice could be easy to make either way. And in some cases too easy. This is also yet another fire sign. Today will feel restless and many may rest better when it is over. Be careful of change for the sake of change.
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.
The moon continues in Aquarius. This air sign brings us into our head today. But it also puts us on a unique path. The fixed sign is ruled by Uranus. Sometimes we get too focused on our own ideas. We try so hard to stand out. But we need to listen to others. Think about unique ways of connecting with others today. One symbol of this sign is the water bearer. How can we best share of ourselves. In the morning the moon will sextile Mars. The red planet brings passion. It rules the heart. We can become too passionate at times. And in our passion lose focus of others. We all have our life mission. And our life lessons. But the biggest for all of us is love. Only love is real. To love we need others. To listen to and understand others. Mars is in Sagittarius. The sign of the philosopher. It won’t be easy to stay grounded today. Ground yourself in love. In the evening the moon sextiles the sun. The sun in Aries brings abundant energy. A passion for life. Our hearts feel rich and alive. Today is a day to tap deep into our passions. To take a look at our emotional needs. At the end of the day Saturn and the moon sextile. Saturn is in the sign of Sagittarius. The right ideas can be a foundation. But, we need to set them down on the ground first. The arrow of Sagittarius is all the ideas which never came down. The great ideas which just floated off into another space. Shoot for the stars, but live in the Earth.
Today is the full moon. Two weeks ago we set plans in motion. Today some of those plans are showing fruit. But also plans we’ve had in the works for a long time. The full moon is in Libra. A sign about relationships. How we relate to the people around us. Not just the closest. But everyone around us. This means friends, co-workers, roommates. And yes lovers. Now is a time to think about how these bonds help you. Or hurt you. Do they create growth for you? Are you helping others grow? If the answer is no, then maybe it is time to let some of them go.
Early in the morning is a square with Saturn and Jupiter. Saturn is in the fire sign Sagittarius. And Jupiter in the earth sign Virgo. Our foundations right now might be just ideas. When we interact with the world do we live our ideas. The things we tell ourselves we believe. Do they show up in our service to others. And I use the word service in a broad way. Friendship can be a form of service. If we use it to enrich the other person. Virgo is about this service. About the practical of daily life. This is where Jupiter is pulling us. The large planet wants us to open our hearts. To put into action our words. But Sagittarius is the sign of lofty ideas. The person who imagines a perfect world. But does little to improve the world around them.
Next to come into play is Mercury. Sitting in Aries it will oppose the moon. While our emotions may be open to others. Our mind is focused on ourselves. There is an impulse to improve who we are as people. And this is good. But we can’t grow alone. Connecting to others and the full moon energy is important. Set your sights on being a strong you. So you have the best of yourself to give. This is always a balance. Finding time to nurture you. But also to be there for others.
Another balance is between the sun and moon. The sun also in Aries activates our ego. Later in the day the sun and Mercury align. This adds to a feeling of self first. Our egos may be telling us we don’t need other people today. The lunar eclipse could be a metaphor for this energy. The ego would block out our emotions. While the ego can thrive on its own. We need others for rich emotions. And others need what we have to share. The sun is about our passion. What drives us day to day in life. We need to honor this force. Right now it is in Aries. A sign about going it alone. And there are many parts of the path we do take alone. But we can remain connected to the whole.
A sextile with the moon and Mars occurs mid-morning. Mars acting in the sign of Sagittarius. This pulls us towards ideas. Living in the ideal world in our mind is easy. Mars is the ruler of Aries. And this gives the sun courage. We need these ideas in the world badly. Having Mars in this sign can help us express them. Mars is the warrior. The campaigner. The passionate believer. Use this energy to take ideas from your mind to the world. The world needs these ideas in the world. Not in our heads. Be change, express change, live change.
Early afternoon the sun and Mercury align. These two work together to focus our minds. To bring our passion and our thoughts together. Mercury is the planet of communication. So it may be a good day for sharing your ideas with others. A good day for planning. But it is also a good day for learning. Gaining some knowledge. This can give your passion a good base. Take time to think about new ideas. Find new ways to express your goals. To achieve your dreams. Today is a good day.
Monday is a busy day. It is the second day of the sun in Aries. Time to tap into the energy of spring. Life is growing around you. Be a part of this energy. It is waiting for you to take it and use it. Waiting for you to grow. The moon remains in Virgo. Remember when you grow, let the world grow too. The true path of enrichment is for all. Virgo brings our emotions into the real world today. They are grounded. And put to the service of others. Early morning is an opposition with the moon. Neptune in Pisces encourage us to dream. Look with your heart it asks. Take stock of the flow of the universe. Don’t hold to tight to what is real. For the real changes. It is better sometimes to bend like bamboo. Than to break like an oak. We need to think beyond the numbers. But to take planning with us on the path. We have to let go, but also hold on. Later in the morning Venus is opposite the moon. Our values pull us to serve others. Venus shows where we find our passion. It shoes what we value. Pisces draws our focus to passing moments. Value time and the moment. Value things which last like love. Again this is a pull away from mental Virgo. In the afternoon Mercury enters Aries. Right behind the sun, our minds became restless. Thoughts might race. A new idea could send us on a new adventure. This is where we need to be grounded. Don’t run out the door un-prepared. Later is a moon square with Saturn. The Sagittarian Saturn places limits in our path. But they are not there to harm us. They serve to make us stronger. If we use them right. They serve to guide if we listen. And sometimes they are meant to be broken. Understanding the role of limits is important. Many get lost and defeated by their best chance of success. Coming along next is Jupiter conjunct the moon. Together with the Aries moon. These two can build on their energy. Courage is the result of believing in your path. And this makes it easier to believe. The last aspect of the day is Pluto. A trine with the moon makes change easier tonight. Pluto in Capricorn wants you to grow. It offers you its own power. Use it wisely to go deeper. Pluto is the ruler of the under-world. Let him take the parts of yourself which are no longer of use.