Moon for May 31

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.

Moon for May 1

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.

Moon for April 29

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.

Today is Rod McKuen’s Birthday.

Moon for April 27

It is Wednesday and the moon is in Capricorn. And our dreams still call. Many are going to be restless. Today might feel like a day to move. To reach for a goal. Almost any goal can make you feel better. If you dream it, you can do it. But find the little goals on the way to the big goals. Plan out your goals.

Early in the day the sun trines the moon. This is a good flow of energy. The sun is our ego. And the moon our soul. We have a unity of purpose. Both our outward and inward selves. While the moon is in Capricorn. The sun is currently in Taurus. This sign is about comfort. But also about possessions. This will prompt a search for the stable path. The path where we can move safely. In comfort and we don’t have to give up too much. But this can also be a path which prevents our growth.

In the afternoon a sextile between the moon and Neptune. This deep planet pulls away from surface concerns. And takes us to problems we all share. How can we achieve our goals. And help others at the same time. How can we find comfort, but also create comfort. But also how can we work as a team. Maybe there are people around us who can assist us in our goals. We do not have to dream alone. Think about allies today. Neptune is in Pisces. Don’t have a narrow view of how others can help you.

The last aspect of the day is with Jupiter. It will trine with the moon from the sign of Virgo. Currently moving retrograde. The message about Jupiter in Virgo is about service to others. About meeting our own internal needs. Through meeting the needs of others. And with the planet being retrograde. This is a message a lot of us will take to heart. Capricorn moon still strives for the best. But there are many ways of being the best. Sometimes the best for ourselves is the best for others as well. Often the best for others is the best for us.

Do good work today. There is a lot of earth energy today. Stay grounded, but remember to dream.

Moon for Saturday, April 16

The moon starts the day in Leo. It is our last day of Leo moon. Bask in the spotlight for a moment more. Leo is the show stopper. If you are the star of the show today. Know the show doesn’t last forever. Late in the morning the moon goes void of course. And until late afternoon plans should not be made. This is when the moon will move into Virgo. No longer the star of the show. We turn to casting out light on others. Virgo is the virgin. And its focus is service to others. As the day passes you will feel the energy move. Think about what you can do for your friends. What you can do for your community. What you can do for the world over the next three days. It doesn’t have to be large. Then do it. The last aspect in Leo is the sun and moon. This trine brings the fire signs of Leo and Aries together. This will raise restless energy. But this has been coming to the surface again and again for days. Use this energy today for others. Remember only love is real. And the best way to deal with restless energy is to ground it. Finding what is real is the best grounding. There is inner harmony today. And creative energy to spare.

Moon for Wednesday, April 13

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.

Moon for April 6, Wednesday

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.