yes, i do kiss my mom with this mouth!!—mars/mercury/pluto—april 21st – 22nd

Well, yesterday Taurus Mars trined Capricorn Pluto Rx, while today Mercury moves in to conjunct Mars and also trine Pluto. All in Earth.

Edward-Poynter-Knuckle-BonesIn the most mundane sense, what this means is cussing up a storm! It’s all tits & ass and cock & balls!! Raunchy sex jokes and off color accolades galore!

But surprisingly, no one is going to be over-sensitive to it. All the filth and smut will land precisely where it is intended—to cut the edge off a seriously stressful situation, take the bite out of a ridiculously loooonnnnggg day, to brilliantly correct a social power imbalance.

We’ll ALL get the joke and no one will be hurt. Win-win-WIN!

For the next 24 hours, we’ll get away with this misbehavior because there is an honesty to Mars/Mercury/Pluto that bleeds through without fail. We are being silly with Earth energy. Earth rules our bodies and it is in this element we can be truthful about all the nasty we turn from every other day. We actually can appreciate how raw and primal each and every one of us is.

And to add to the merriment, sweet Gemini Venus and Leo Jupiter also sextile at 12°, today. (Forming a wide Finger of God with the Lord of Filth himself, the aforementioned Pluto!) These two are known as the benefics. They are LUCKY and as a result, so are we!!

Enjoy it while it lasts, ya’ll. We’ll go back to our hyper-offended, stick-in-the-mud, our-bodies-are-dirty-and-shameful mentality soon enough.

Lona

sun into taurus—april 20th – may 21st

The Sun moved into Taurus on Monday. A shift from “outta my way!” to “show me the money!” took place.

Herbert-James-Draper-Study-for-rower-in-Ulysses-and-the-SirensBut we all know Taurus is more than just cold hard cash. Lots more.

Taurus is Fixed Earth, represented by the Bull.

Earth signs are the builders. Building things that last. Things that last = security. Capricorn climbs the mountain. Virgo separates the wheat from the chaff. And for his part, Taurus is the stubborn craftsman. Creating things of quality, that stand the test of human use are the talent of the Bull.

This second sign is Venus ruled, therefore form absolutely must meet function.  All is right with the world, when it is has a sensual purpose.

Family, home, nature—good food and drink surrounded by that which we love. These are the Bull’s bread and butter. These are the things that last.

And to come full circle with the money theme—with Taurus it really does all come back to investment. Seeds are planted because they turn into food. Money is made because it ensures consistent comfort down the road.  Relationships are nourished because there is nothing that screams security like friends and lovers that have your back. Nothing is undertaken that doesn’t portend a practical return of some sort.

Security, stability, longevity, beauty.

Everything else is irrelevant.

Lona

new optimism, new courage, new direction—aries new moon—april 18th

This afternoon the Aries Moon moves into conjunction with the Aries Sun at 28°.

the-valkyrie-largeWe get an opportunity to utilize the irrepressible pioneering spirit of the Ram with this Lunation.

Depending on the house this occurs in your chart, you are likely to want to strike out independently and with full force. Or maybe you’ve been holding back—a little too insecure about things you know need to push in a more exciting direction. Or maybe just a wee little tweak!

New Moons are about taking baby steps toward a different and hopefully improved situation.

Aries embodies the spirit of courage and risk. We’ve all got the Ram somewhere in our lives and the poor guy may never get the chance to shine—well, that changes, NOW.

Below’s a quick list of how it all might go down.

If 28° Aries is in your:

1st House—that daring dress for that thing you’ve got this weekend—yep, it’s time

2nd House—call your financial advisor (or finally get one!) and move forward on those scary investments

3rd House—finally tell that someone the god’s honest truth—good or bad, the time has come

4th House—quit hemming and hawing and bid on that cute house in that cute neighborhood

5th House—those fun sexy-time games you’ve been fantasizing about with your new boyfriend—yep!!

6th House—that brilliant idea you’ve been mulling over to streamline something at work—tell your boss!

7th House—should you stay or should you go?—courage, brave heart!

8th House—meet your current life crisis (you already know which one I’m talkin’ about) head-on—no hiding, no secrets—channel the Ram

9th House—book that flight to that once-in-a-lifetime, far-away place—fun!!

10th House—can you say”pioneering business entrepeneur”?

11th House—join your community softball league—in shape or not!

12th House—plan the first annual charity event for the social issue (quite possibly controversial) nearest to your heart

Alright. I think you guys get the idea?

Let fear be your guide. Yes, fear—no fear, no brave!

Where do you need to place your bets and never look back?

Lona

weekend augury—giving or getting?—april 17th – 19th

Alright.

crane-walter-the-horses-of-neptune.-mythological-fine-art-print-poster.-sizes-a4-a3-a2-a1-00237-9904-pLate last night, Capricorn Pluto began retrograde motion at 15°, while today sees a fixed square between Taurus Mars and Leo Jupiter.

If things have been going to your liking as of late, all this is gonna solidify the will to keep on keepin’ on. But if you’ve been frustrated with your daily energy levels and general productivity, suffering one roadblock after another—this is gonna make you want to beat your head against the pavement.

The waning Moon is currently moving through the initial degrees of Cardinal Aries soon to conjunct Uranus and square Pluto—further intensifying the above.

If it’s good, it’s gonna be real good. Hell, yeah!!!   If it’s bad—I am truly sorry.

But hold tight—there’s hope!

Saturday, at around 3PM EST, Luna will meet up with Sol for the Aries New Moon at 28°. I’ll dig deeper into this in a later post.

Let’s just say, if you are in the kickin’ ass group, this Fire lunation will continue to fuel the way. But if you are on the ass kicked end—a blessed new beginning is certainly possible.

Regardless, on Sunday, as the Moon slips into her Taurus comfort zone, Gemini Venus squares, and Taurus Mercury sextiles, Pisces Neptune.

I always like to see the God of the Illusion engaged on a Sunday. No matter what your work schedule looks like, I find Sunday’s to be the one day EVERYONE can use a break and dear Neptune certainly can deliver.

There will be a lazy haze shrouding the day.

Like a cool breeze (Gemini) drifting (Mutable) across a tranquil lake (Pisces) intent on whispering (Mercury) sweet nothings (Neptune) lovingly (Venus) to the statuesque pines (Taurus) ashore.

Lona

the bull and his thoughts—mercury into taurus—april 13th – april 30th

Mercury has been in Taurus, whose sigil is the Bull, since Monday. He will remain here for the rest of April.

Contemplation-c.-1900-Herbert-James-DraperThe switch from Aries to the second sign has our thoughts moving from quick action plans to the steady weighing of value.

Yep, the comparative value, or lack of, just about everything will be high on our mental landscape.

What does it cost? Is it worth the price?

Is it worth my time? What are the consequences?

Will it last? Is it good quality?

What is the return on my investment? Is it a fair deal?

Is it beautiful? Does it please ALL my senses?

Is he of good character? Is our bond strong or weak?

Is the risk too great? Does this build or breakdown stability?

It goes on and on.

The Bull is patient and possessive. And a fabulous judge of worth—only the best inspires his effort. He will wait for that perfect something or someone to come along and when it/they do—he will stop at nothing to have his desire, then cling to it for dear life, till his dying day.

But if the return on investment is not up to muster, our dear Bull will simply sit amongst the daisies, indefinitely content.

Just sitting . . . and thinking . . . and biding his time. Relishing all that his senses draw in to him.

Lona

week ahead—grounding balance—april 13th – 16th

Our upcoming week shows extra emphasis on the talents of the Earth element—which is great, cuz we’re gonna need it!Friedrich-Caspar-David-ZZZ-The-Rock-Gates-in-Neurathen

For the week, the waning Moon will spend her time in Aquarius then Pisces.

While here, there is potential to get swept away with “out there” excitable daydreams and/or painful, unrealistic emotional dramas.

Uh oh.

But not likely. Let me explain.

We start the week similar to yesterday—Uranus/Pluto square still in effect, as well as the Mars/Neptune sextile. We are also getting accustomed to Venus now in Gemini.

Peachy.

And Tuesday sees Mercury leave Aries for Venus ruled, Taurus.

Lovely.

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brainpower!!—venus into gemini—april 11th – may 7th

Today, Saturday, April 11th, dear Venus moves from Fixed Earth, Taurus, to Mutable Air, Gemini.

Arthur-Foord-Hughes-A-lady-reading-while-playing-the-spinet1Aphrodite rules the second sign, meaning she was in her element (hee hee!) during her stay in Taurus. Now, she has moved on to Mercury’s turf.

Really, this isn’t such a bad transition—since the two deities work rather well together. Mercury is the brains and Venus is the looks, so to speak.

But, now for the next three and a half weeks, the Goddess of Love gets to don her thinking cap and go all mental.

Gemini Venus is smart. Very smart. She is well read and precocious. She needs to flex her intellectual muscles the way Aries Mars needs to flex his actual physical muscles. Her mind is what makes her so attractive AND what she uses to attract others and situations to her.

She craves stimulation. Doing four things at once makes her happy. Listening to the radio and watching TV while writing a term paper puts her at ease. She wants to surround herself with those who can keep up and help her exhaust Mutable Air’s constant cerebral fires. (But if you think this placement is hyper, just wait til Mercury gets here in May!!!)

Yep, Gemini Venus’ energy is boundless—this lady can chat your ear off. She is interesting and interested in her surroundings. She is a bit of a know-it-all but truly appreciates those who can challenge and educate her the most. She is well-rounded and knows quite a lot about most subjects.  She is in love with ideas but loves communicating them even more. She wants to be in the know and suffers when the flow of information is blocked.

There are a few things to watch out for during this time, such as superficiality—Gemini flints across the surface of ALL things, there is little time left to dig deep. Gossip is another flaw of this celestial area. Can you blame them, really?  EVERYTHING is just so damn fascinating and it NEEDS to be discussed!

Alright.

So, there you have it, guys. For almost the next month, we get to turn up the brain power—Venusian style.

Lona

and for the weekend—moving to the cerebral—april 10th – 12th

edward-burne-jones-4-the-golden-stairsWell, today, Mercury exacts his conjunction with the Aries Sun at 20° and then skadaddles right on past.

This lends a purity to the overall vibe of the weekend.  Our minds and conscious will are one and the same. No conflict, no divergent agendas—just straight up Aries!!!

Couple the above Cardinal Fire with the Moon traveling almost extensively through Cardinal Earth Capricorn for the next 3 days and just cold hard decisive action will characterize the atmosphere.

Saturday, lovely Venus moves from Taurus to Gemini. This marks a shift from lazy luxury to a desire for mental stimulation. Our Earthy senses relinquish control and the Airy workings of the intellect take over.

Fire Mercury and Air Venus—great for conversation and social mingling!

Then, Taurus Mars and Pisces Neptune sextile on Sunday for a pleasant boost to all the work the Warrior has been steady at the last week and a half. Water aids Earth with insights into imagination and emotional know-how. Duty won’t feel so heavy, as Neptune’s fog dissolves a bit of the burden for the day.

By and large, the weekend is one of the mind with a thrust toward getting tangible results.

Lona

week ahead—buoyant recovery after the eclipse—april 6th – 9th

Ok, for our lovely Spring week ahead there is quite a bit of Jupterian activity to help us bounce back from the intense Eclipse/Full Moon over the past weekend.

edward-burne-jones-45-the-pilgrim-at-the-gate-of-idlenessThe waning Moon is now sailing through Scorpio, zinging Neptune and Pluto, and will end up in Sagittarius by week’s end—paying visit to Saturn, Jupiter and Uranus. Intensity of emotion and looming questions of ‘why?’ spice the atmosphere all week.

Pisces Chiron has moved out of tight sextile with Capricorn Pluto leaving us to experience the full strength of the Uranus/Pluto square at 15°/16°.  This points to an edgier demonstration of the revolution/evolution bite of the two. Sadly, gentle compassion during this tumultuous time will be harder to access.

The Aries Sun and Mercury exact their conjunctions with Uranus during the week, while Taurus Mars inconjuncts Sagittarius Saturn Rx in their first I/O/Q meeting. There are brilliantly brave ideas burning their way into reality nowadays and, if recognized, then given the proper structure, can take hold into something riotously vital.

Our minds not only get electrified by the genius of Uranus, but also smash into Pluto, God of the Underworld. The trick is to guard against unfounded suspicion and cynicism. These will only get in the way.

Instead, demand to see the positive in the most dire of situations, which will be aided my Mercury trining Leo Jupiter Rx for the King of Planet’s last interaction with a celestial body (other than the Moon) before turning direct on Wednesday. He revisits 12° – 22°—if you have points or planets here you get an extra boost to the joy and good fortune!!

The multitude of Spring Aries Fire combined with Jupiter’s about face signals a collective shift from contently navel gazing to a more pronounced need to interact with the outside world—conquer and leave your mark!

Ample, encouraging energy is available to bolster the work of Venus and Mars in Fixed Earth, while they labor to shore up the projects of Cardinal Fire.

Again, the Universe provides the building blocks for success.

Lona

me or we?—libra’s total lunar eclipse—april 4th

In less than 12 hours we have the Libra/Aries Full Moon at 14º.

the-platonic-lament-1894-Not only is it a Full Moon but, in answer to the Equinox/New Moon two weeks ago, also the day of an Eclipse—a Total Lunar this time ’round—rare and bloody.

And on an even larger scale, tomorrow’s lunation speaks to events we were managing this time last Spring and Fall—full circle and/or full steam ahead.

There are many factors in play with this one, most notably: Sun conjunct Uranus, Mercury conjunct South Node, Jupiter trine Sun and last but not least, Sun & Moon square Pluto—t-square!

If you are the possessor of planets or points between 10º-17º of the Cardinal signs (and the Fire or Fixed signs, too) then this could potentially be a big event for you, with 14º-15º Cancer a dumping ground for a majority of the energies here—yikes, if you are the lucky one!

For the collective—lots of Fire, tons of Cardinal. Passion and initiative.

Those intentions set during the middle of March are coming to a head or gaining momentum depending on the necessary timeframe.

This Full Moon is on the Aries/Libra axis and is an Eclipse, therefore the Moon’s Nodes are conjunct the event (nodes = our past that greatly affects our future). So, it is very much a dynamic of “space or intimacy”—“mine or yours”—“me or we”—“individuality or co-operation”—or better yet, a lovely balance somewhere in between!

Yes, the past weighs heavily, but Pluto is engaged to force an evolution. Hard, painful, gut wrenching teardown then an Uranian-fueled forward thrust—if one is needed. Maybe it works out the attachment is rock solid and tomorrow’s Eclipse merely fans the fires of pleasure.

Well either way, by Summer’s end, we’ll get to partake these delights for a fourth parlay.

As always, look to the houses brought to the fore for precisely how this manifests personally for you.

Happy Blood Moon, everyone!

Lona