and for the week—energy, imagination, passion and calm—june 8th – 11th

George-Barbier-LAir-868-35This week’s skies are dominated by the Gemini Sun/Mars conjunction sextiling Aries Uranus and Leo Jupiter, who themselves are in trine. At first the sextile to Jupiter is the strongest, but by week’s end, as the Moon comes to help, the interaction with Uranus takes command.

What it all means is we can look forward to a relatively productive week.

We will effortlessly have enough energy to get what needs done, done. It simply won’t cross our minds to procrastinate—we’ll be squarely in the ‘now’ of doing—Mars cazimi to the Sun and all! Jupiter adds confidence and good humor; Uranus lends genius and riotous know-how.

I’m not complaining.

On the emotional front, well, lovely Leo Venus and dapper Gemini Mercury Rx* sextile for most of the week. Our minds can easily tap into the beauty all around—this is a pleasant and calming boost to the whole shebang!

For her part, Luna is moving to Pisces as I type, shortly to square Saturn Rx in Sagittarius—perfect mentality to get the work week started. As she drifts through the Mutable waters Monday and Tuesday, intense imaginative solicitude will be collectively available.

Then by Wednesday, she has switched gears to the fiery passions of Aries, fueling the energies of the boys in Gemini. She interacts benevolently with most, save for a square to Capricorn Pluto Rx which may cause some minor power struggles. But by Thursday evening she is VOC, allowing us to rest up overnight to be bright-eyed and bushy-tailed for Friday!

Yeah, still not complaining.

Lona

* I have noticed a glaring lack of hand-wringing about Mercury retrograde this go-round in Gemini. What’s goin’ on?

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weekend augury—happy, happy, joy, joy!—june 5th – 7th

WoutiersTheTriumphofBacchusKHMIt’s looking to be a wonderfully positive couple days!! Nothing but trines and sextiles (oh, ok, a couple oppositions, too)!!

Today, lovely Venus moves to big-hearted Leo—where she stays for the summer due to her retrograde. Lucky us! And the Capricorn Moon makes a few final aspects before becoming VOC for the remainder of the day.

All weekend, Gemini Mars approaches a conjunction with the Sun, while sextiling both Jupiter and Uranus—Fire and Air!! All will brighten and we will have plenty of confidence to work and maybe party! This configuration becomes tightest Monday but we surely benefit now, too.

Tomorrow the Moon has moved to Aquarius to oppose Venus, then trine Gemini Mercury Rx. For her part, Venus trines Saturn Rx in Sadge. We’ll feel stable but also extravagantly sincere in our day-to-day emotional dealings. Fire fanned by the winds of Air.

Also Saturday, the Gemini Sun quincunxes Capricorn Pluto adding depth and intensity to Gemini’s fluttering mental gymnastics—great for conversations and such.

Sunday, sees Luna livin’ big with a sextile from Jupiter and Uranus AND trining the Sun & Mars. Aquarius loves the people and engaging socially will be a no-brainer under this influence!!

The Moon then goes VOC for the evening, so we can relax and ready for the work week.

Good times.

Lona

on deck for the weekend—another fiercely lazy one—may 29th – 31st

Edward-Robert-Hughes-Painting-022All weekend, the Gemini Sun conjunct Mercury Rx will square Pisces Neptune, while sextiling/trining the Nodal Axis in Libra/Aries.

We aren’t gonna want to do anything—except drink and socialize with friends—if it’s not too much bother, of course.

And with all this Mutable energy splattered over the place, things may get a little sloppy.

Yikes.

Today, the waxing Moon gets zapped from all sides (opposes Uranus, squares Pluto and Venus, sextiles Jupiter), so there is plenty to talk about. Luna is still in Libra—so, we definitely want to interact with others and shoot the shit as the energy builds for next week’s Full Moon.

But tomorrow, she moves into Scorpio and the intensity amps up. We will want to hang with only the chosen few in our circles. Nice and intimate, like.

Sunday, again Luna dances with many—Neptune, Jupiter, Pluto and Chiron.  Lots of Water to keep the emotions running high, with a dash of Fire to steam up the embers of the eighth sign.

This one may have us party hard at first, but see us retreating into our own safety zone’s by weekend’s end.

Lona

venus in the sign of the crab—may 7th – june 5th

Thursday night, Venus went from Gemini to Cancer.

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spitting image of cersei lannister!!

While in the Cardinal Water sign, things are gonna get moody and insecure—

Darn! I probably shouldn’t lead with the bad stuff, but there you have it.

Water is pure emotion and there is no one (ok, yes, Scorpio and Pisces) as emotional as Cancer. So, much so, her sigil is the Crab—gotta have a safe place to feel alllllllll the multitude of feels—hey, how ’bout I carry my bomb shelter on my back, so it’s ALWAYS there if and when I need to hide!!!! And like the larger home of the crab, her moods match the rising and ebbing tides of the sea—up and down, up and down, up and down . . . into infinity.

Cancer is also Cardinal, so control is high on the priority list. She’s a mover and shaker and won’t stand for much getting in her way. Sensitive she may be, but she also means business. The Crab is the sign of the Mother. She symbolizes the primal power that creates life—whether in the delivery room or as an entrepeneur.

Positively, all her sensitivity can be directed toward her babies (whatever form they take) making no other sign (except maybe Virgo) capable of giving fundamental care and attention. She will feel what her progeny requires in her bones, as if it were her own need. The courageous little Crab will move oceans and scale mountains to provide for those in her charge.

She is loyal and tenacious. There is none other that will remain by your side through thick and thin—ever present and ready to give love and support. She knows all too well how gentle and vulnerable her underbelly is, so there is little she will allow (Cardinal don’t play) to harm herself or her little ones.

She will cut a bitch!!!

This doesn’t mean her loyalties are necessarily well placed, only that they are there and AIN’T goin’ no where!!!

So, folks these are the themes sweet, sweet Venus will be drawing to us now until the beginning of June—devotion, protection, determination, enterprise.

Yeah!

Lona

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

may 3rd—scorpio full moon—courting the dark side

William-Blake-Jerusalem-Plate-100-Art-ProjectJust before midnight tonight, the Scorpio Moon opposes the Taurus Sun for Beltane’s Full Flower Moon.

Beltane. Half way through Spring—that time in the cycle when all is locked in, FIXED and thriving.

Or is it?

Springtime is lovely and Taurus is abundant—budding flowers, warmth, soft breezes and green, green grass. But what of the darker impulses that come out when least convenient and most unexpected? When everything is so perfect?

Even though the sun is shining and the birds are chirping—the underbelly could be awash with parasites—quite literally or metaphysically.

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week ahead—adapting to serve—april 27th – 30th

This week is one where Mutable energy runs the show.

Warwick-Goble-Vintage-Illustration-030But first, today, the Leo Moon squares Mars and Mercury in Taurus—so, our hearts will be out of sync with our words and actions.

Though the need to keep our environment stable is strong, we simply end up saying all the wrong things and potentially muck it all up. Best to keep a tight rein on our tongues and forego impatient decisions.

Thankfully today will be the most disjointed of the week, for by tomorrow the Moon moves into Virgo and quickly trines the Taurus Sun, as Mars sextiles Chiron. The need to organize and tweak will take over AND we’ll have the clarity and sense of purpose to see it done.

A Virgo Moon needs to serve and be of service—even if it’s just cleaning out our desks at work. We’ll simply feel the impetus to be more helpful and to take exceptional care with the “little stuff”.

Wednesday will be very similar to Tuesday—wanting to improve surroundings (Sun sextile Neptune) while having the drive (Moon trine Mars) and imaginative moxy (Moon opposite Neptune) to match our desires—with the exception of Gemini Venus squaring Pisces Chiron.

This tends to create a stumbling around like ‘awkward teenagers, unconfident and insecure affect. Especially with Venus in Gemini—our intellectual acumen will take the hardest hits.

Ughhhhh, painful!!

Hopefully, with all the Neptunian and Mutable energy about, the above will be smoothed to a fine-grade sandpaper. Well, at least long enough for us to realize our doubts need only be temporary.

Thursday, the lovely Virgo Moon will trine Taurus Mercury for a pleasant Earthy dose of feeling and thinking in simpatico, further adding to the prevailing ambiance of the week. This right before the Winged Messenger moves into Gemini, sign of his rulership, very late that evening. (More on that later.)

We are gonna know what we want and know how to get it with just enough celestial balm to keep our stress levels at a workable level. The one thing Mutable does best is roll with those punches, so no matter what life tosses at us, we will be adequately prepared to adapt as necessary.

All in all, a pretty positive week.

Lona