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

honing your craft—mars in taurus—march 31 – may 11

Mars has left the sign he rules, Aries.

Burne-Jones-Third-Day-of-CreationMany have been running amok—going here and there—just moving to move, shedding old Winter skins for a lighter, shinier outfit.

Battle ready but desperate for purpose. All this energy and these ideas—ughhhh, no place to go!

Unfocused Mars Aries.

Well, the Warrior has now moved into Taurus.

Taurus is the Bull—the Fixed Earth sign—things now will become far more practical and “focus” for focus’ sake will be a sight bit easier to embody.

With his ingress to the second sign, the Warrior joins Venus in her own sign, her own realm. He mutates himself to her function and form. He champions the ideals she holds supreme—this means our modus operandi will become thankfully a lot more easy going, too.

The wildfire of Aries becomes the hearth fire of Taurus.

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feeding your devotion—venus sextile chiron—april 1st

So, today Taurus Venus sextiles Pisces Chiron at 18º.

Fixed Earth and Mutable Water—practical emotion; sensual nuturance.

George-Barbier-LAveu-Difficile-1123-33When the Goddess of Love and the Maverick meet it suggests an opportunity to solidify relationship bonds through integrity and acceptance. Mastering the ability to relate to another as a perfectly imperfect individual is heightened.

Listen, see, feel—drink in the restorative waters of respect and acknowledgement. Joyously serve them to your beloved, sharing the rich rewards of hearty kindness.

The chance to overcome inflicted wounds is available. A simple affectionate touch could mend a festered slight and build fidelity, for Taurus Venus utililizes all her senses.

Feed a relationship with warmth, faith and compassion. A relationship with a lover, a friend, a child, a co-worker—yourself!

Lona

march 31st—i am behind, oh well

blake1Monday was a bad day for me.

I wrote the basics here.

So, I’ve missed posting about a few aspects:

  • venus trine pluto
  • sun conjunct south node

Not to be a cryptic asshole, but what went down on the farm over the weekend are perfect examples of what can happen when the sun shines brightly on ideas and plans that simply won’t work, as well as staggering beauty in the grip of death.

As much as I beat my head against the workings of all that is larger than myself, the more I am reminded of the stubborn fool I insist on being. Going with the flow has never been a happy ride for me.

Aries season.

Lona

easy does it, now—venus square jupiter rx—march 27th

If we aren’t super careful, this is one of those aspects that can bring out the worst in just about anyone.

Art-Nouveau-Painting-007Taurus Venus really likes to look good and Leo Jupiter is literally the celestial King of Drama—so we’re all gonna bend toward “self-absorbed, over-sensitive Diva” for Friday, into the weekend.

Our mood will rise and fall with how on fleek our image appears in the mirror. Our ego’s will inflate and conceit will be cheapest dish on the menu. Empty arrogance with nothing to back it up.

Over indulgence supreme—we’ll want to party HARD, drink too much, eat our weight in chocolate, throw epic tantrums, flirt too much, spend money that we may simply not have—and boy, will we feel ever entitled to it all!!!

Taurus and Leo are Fixed signs, so we’ll find it too easy to dig our heels in and refuse to budge from the absurdity. Stubborn with a belief you occupy the center of the universe—yuck!

Remember the highest knowledge of Taurus—what has ultimate value in life—gentleness, friendship, dignity. And the highest expression of Leo—we are each a special dear child of love and laughter.

Not some cocky twatrag without the sense the good Lord gave a tree stump.

Lona