week ahead—everyone’s OK!—may 26th – 28th

As we go back to the daily grind from the holiday weekend, we find the Moon is still solid in Virgo, Gemini Mars moves to conjunct MercuryRx and Cancer Venus gets ready to trine Pisces Chiron. We still are under the effects of painting-by-george-frederic-watts-at-watts-gallery-surrey-conde-nast-traveller-26jan15-prthe Jupiter/Pluto inconjunct; Venus squaring Uranus; Mars/Mercury squaring Neptune.

This is very much a day of limbo—many things are just slightly off from exact. Precise does not characterize today, much to the chagrin of our waxing Virgo Moon.

Wednesday, is a busy one AND we have the energy to be when Mars and Mercury meet up.

But dang it! Pesky Merc Retch just may frustrate us, A LOT. And, to be honest, the day may be a wash, anyway, for Luna goes VOC before dawn and stays that way till evening when she moves to Libra. Finish things, don’t start them.

Anyhoo, our minds are very active and if it’s mental work we need to do—with pen and paper—we may just be alright.

And for the Venus/Chiron contribution to the week—well, there will be a magnificent feeling of ‘I’m OK, you’re OK!’ For when Water feels good (and trines feel good), we feel accepted and loved, unconditionally. Not a time to grapple with low esteem and body hatred—we’ll see straight through that B.S.!!!!

Thank goodness!

Thursday, sees residuals from the day before while Luna traverses the sign of the Scales. She zaps the Nodal Axis while trining the boys in Gemini—we’ll be thinking of the future of important relationships and how we can maintain the passion.

Love all around!

Lona

for the weekend—roadblocks and resources—may 15th – 17th

Today, Gemini Mars opposes Sagittarius Saturn Rx—the atmosphere will be intellectually nervous with obstacle after obstacle popping up to stand in our way.

None of our attempts at action will go according to plan—best rethink the master scheme a bit or simply wait for better days.

Good thing it’s Friday, huh?  (Unless, of course, if it’s not your Friday.)

While Mars and Saturn go at it, the waning Aries Moon gets bolstered from a sextile with flighty Mercury and a trine from enthusiastic Jupiter but later she is slammed with a square from intense Pluto and a conjunction to erratic Uranus.

The day will feel like a nip of gin—burns but somehow warms, upturns but somehow steadies, calms but somehow excites—ALL AT ONCE!!!

Tomorrow is much better, for Cancer Venus trines Pisces Neptune—a lovely Water balm to ease frustration!

Although we will still be contending with the thwarted effects of the day before, it won’t matter that much since the vibe will seem so smoothly EMOTIONALLY transcendent.

And Sunday sees Luna in Taurus trudging along her way to the New Moon shortly after midnight Monday.

She sextiles both Neptune and Chiron and squares Jupiter—bringing a healing/spiritual dynamic to the Lunation as well as, unfortunately, a feeling of enough is NEVER enough.

I will dig deeper into that in an upcoming post.

Alright.

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

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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mars into pisces—jan 12th

Today, Mars ingresses to the dreamy, discarnate waters of Pisces.

Warwick-Goble-Vintage-Illustration-002This is a marked shift from the detached intellect of Aquarius, so let me break it on down.

Pisces is the last sign of the zodiac. The ending of the whole shebang. The omega.

Here is the doorway to the other side. Here we leave behind this realm to begin a new journey in another. Here is where the soul of one meets the souls of the many. Here time is obsolete, we are set adrift across the infinite eons.

Neptune, the sign’s ruler,  takes all the solid stone of the material world, all the absolutes of the mind, the passions of the spirit and surrenders them to the evanescence. Nothing remains except compassion and bliss.

Meanwhile, Mars is the planet of War and rules our will to action, our get up and go. He symbolizes what you desire and how you most likely will go about getting it.

With Mars in a Water sign, the emotional side of being is heightened. How we feel becomes paramount in influencing what we do.

Yes, the Warrior takes a break to navelgaze instead of charge headfirst into battle.

Pisces Mars is gentle and unassuming. Mild mannered, introspective and wrapped in imaginative fantasies. Quintessentially mutable—adapting to surrounding impressions like a fluid chameleon.

Physical energy can easily dissipate like drops of rain in a puddle. And for the time Mars occupies the 12th sign, we may all experience difficulty getting tasks done. Things will seem just out of reach, disappearing before our eyes. Slipping through our fingers.The fog swallowing whole afternoons and hours dissolving into the abyss.

This passive action may prove very frustrating for the many of us who want results and tangible progress. Others will find this ethereal dreamscape a balm that soothes the over stressed nerves of recent holiday weeks.

Either way, the God of War will reside in Pisces until the 19th of February.

Lona

december 6th—full moon schoolin’ swap meet

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Around 7:30 AM EST, tomorrow, December 6th, the Sagittarius Sun opposes Luna for the Gemini Full Moon at 14º.

Mercury is also conjunct the Sun. The two will square Pisces Chiron and trine Aries Uranus.

Watery Fireworks dumped at the feet of a scattered Gemini Moon.

Uh oh. Uncomfortable.

All this emotional drama gushing at the Air signs, as of late. It’s more than some EVER want to handle.

And it is amazing to me how much play Chiron and Uranus have gotten in so many major events since I started this blog this past Summer.

Unreal.

By now, we should all be masters at effortlessly soothing our weary psyches as our deepest scars repeatedly surface, quickly and brilliantly to boot!

Ha! Oh, to be so lucky.

Speaking of painful wounds, this month’s Full Moon will  also incorporate an inconjunct from Capricorn Pluto to the Gemini Moon. This adds the faint feeling of jeopardy to the day—danger to our very security just below the surface.

I am working on a post concerning the long, long, long dance of Pluto, Chiron and Uranus during their sojourns through Capricorn, Pisces and Aries, respectively.

But I digress . . .

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