for the weekend—earth and water/father and mother—may 8th – 10th

During the next couple, there is a significant slew of Water and Earth, combined with a common thread of the child-with-north-wind-illustration-by-jessie-willcox-smith-782x1024Mother/Father running throughout.

Nurturance and discipline. Genesis and tradition. Roots and legacy.

Yesterday, the Moon moved into Capricorn (the Father) and last night. Venus moved from Gemini to Cancer (the Mother), while Mars and the Sun continue to rock ‘n roll in Taurus.

Yes, yes, that’s lots of Earth, but, other than Cancer, where’s the Water?

Well,  uber (UBER!!) maleable Gemini Mercury squares Pisces Neptune—taking on all the aqueous traits the God of the Sea has to offer—to round out the Earth/Water dynamic! A lovely pure expression of Water since both planets are in the signs of their rulerships.

So, it’s a litany of the Cardinal parental axis (Cancer/Capricorn) with Fixed Earth (Taurus Sun and Mars) fueled by loosey goosey Mutable Neptune/Mercury (sopping wet Water).

Although today (Friday), may at times seem far too intense for comfort (Moon conjunct Pluto trine Sun), our impetus to connect with others will be highlighted. And tomorrow, our emotions will bolster our real-world activities (Moon trine Mars)—happily rolling through the day’s paces.

Again, the Father/Mother diad will surface on Saturday, as Cancer Venus inconjuncts Sagittarius Saturn in the final dance of their I/O/Q cycle.

Then by Sunday, Luna has moved to Aquarius and trines Gemini Mercury, making all our holiday plans with Mom smart and sassy in witty intellectual Air fashion.

Oh, how Mamas are gonna love their brilliant offspring!!!

These are the themes our emotions will gear toward (for the next couple days) and what experiences we will begin to attract to us (till Venus leaves for Leo), all while steadfastly (read: stubbornly—all that masculine Taurus, baby!!!) continuing on our merry Springtime way.

Lazy shapeshifters if we wanna be (Mercury square Neptune), too!

Happy Mother’s Day, ya’ll!!!

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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vivacious escalation—double fire trines—april 2nd

Lots of fuel to burn today, guys!!

william-blake-1757-1827The Aries Sun is trining Leo JupiterRx at 12º, while Aries Mercury is trining Sagittarius Saturn at 4º.

So much Fire!!

And couple the above with the transiting Moon in efficient Virgo and since, Saturn is in play—well, there’s enough good sense to harness all the passion and verve into a productive outcome.

This is the energy we get to play with during the final days of build-up before the Full Moon/Eclipse on Saturday.

Tons of benevolent Masculine Fire with a waxing Moon before an Eclipse—get crackin’ ya’ll!!!

Lona

accepting the challenge—mars with jupiter/uranus/pluto—march 9th – 11th

Edward-Robert-Hughes-Painting-018Late last night, Aries Mars trined Leo Jupiter Rx and then, in the wee hours of the morning, he conjuncted Uranus. Tomorrow, the God of War will square Capricorn Pluto.

Venus recently made her way through each of these very aspects leading into last week’s Full Moon and now its her valiant paramour’s turn to do the same.

Very similar vibe but also very different.

For one thing, our physical energy for the next few days will be off the charts! Unless afflicted by something in the natal chart, it will simply seem as if our vigor knows no bounds.  Collectively, we simply want to get out and meet life head on—play as if our souls depended on it!!

Alright, we are actually in the thick of this RIGHT NOW, so on to the particulars.

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mercury rx sextile uranus/south node—jan 27th

On his way backward through Aquarius, Mercury Retrograde is meeting up with Aries Uranus conjunct the South Node, Tuesday, the 27th, Lovely-Vintage-Illustration-Clip-Art-055when the three sextile at the 13º.

The last time this occurred was two weeks ago on the 13th, though that time Hermes was conjunct Venus.

This time, the Messenger God flies solo.

Mercury and Uranus together in Air and Fire, respectively, speak to inspired genius. Expect brilliance to flow effortlessly.

The addition of the Uranus + South Node requires a radical roll call of what should be brought with us into our future and, more importantly, what should be left triumphantly in our past.

Mercury gets squared my the Taurus Moon Tuesday, as well. Take all the above and add a little extra dose of worry and emotional restlessness to the mix.

One down side to the whole mash-up is the Uranian tendency to forget to look before he leaps, but the intrinsic introspective logic of Retrograde Aquarius Mercury will likely put the brakes on anything too outrageous.

Use this energy to finish up any creative endeavors, for your inventive mind will know few boundaries with the help of Fiery Uranus, while the steady waters of the Taurus Moon will insure depth of expressive Mercurial power.

Lona

december 17th—thoughts toward Cappy praxis

The sign of Capricorn is heating up just in time for the spectacular Winter Solstice/New Moon on the 21st!!

Venus ingressed to the sign of the Goat last Wednesday and this week it is Mercury’s turn.

Florence-Mary-Anderson-Illustration-024Even dear Mars in Aquarius shares an affinity with all planets transiting the 10th sign in the fact that Saturn used to be the 11th sign’s ruler too, way back when.

So, on the 17th, the Winged Messenger will move from Sagittarius to Capricorn.

From Mutable Fire to Cardinal Earth.

With this change, thoughts and communication will get a bit more serious, some of the jolly will be replaced with rational thoughts of holiday budgets and proper decorum.

Ah yes, but the flip side is Mercury will team with Venus to give each of us the perfect tools to create or simply carry on the seasonal traditions that make this time of year so meaningful.

Yes, Capricorn is the sign of tradition and steadfast cultural mores. He gets greatest satisfaction by building upon the past. Remembering our histories and respecting our collective customs make the Goat’s heart flutter.

All the little things we do this time of year simply because someone older did them when we were growing up are the requisite Cappy fodder.

Don’t resist it—the Sagittarius party is coming to an end.  The Saturnine need to hunker down and horde time honored habits and ways of life is at hand.

‘Tis the Season.

Lona

december 14th—uranus square pluto—thorn in your side

Well, in the Heavens, as many of you probably already know, a battle is raging between Pluto and Uranus.

Voyager_Uranus_732X520Since 2012, there have been 5 exact squares and today, December 14th, the 6th will occur, with the final going down next Spring.

Pluto has recently gone direct and is interacting with Uranus Rx this time at 12º 35′ Capricorn and Aries, respectively.

When all is said and done, from the 6th degree to the 15th of Cardinal Fire and Earth, a metamorphosis of monumental proportion will have transpired.

For the last few years, nationally and globally, stargazers have been speculating beforehand, then reporting on afterwards, the mundane, explosive, effects of this dynamic.

There has also been quite an analysis of the the past conjunction between these two leviathans back in 1965/1966. And here is an excellent article comparing the waxing/waning cycles of Pluto/Capricorn throughout the last centuries and into this one.

As for the current square, I personally like this take. And here is another. And yet, another.

Yes, yes, much has been said about it all.

But you know what, I feel an important nuance has been overlooked and I would like to highlight it, now.

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