WEEK OF MAY 6, 2019 : ELECTRICAL BUZZING

The Moon is in Gemini to begin the week and the ruler of Gemini: ☿Mercury☿, enters Taurus later today and will conjunct Uranus in Taurus by Wednesday.⚡️

☿-Mercury influences communication (written-spoken), ideas, and the overall translation of the intellect into words. Mercury entering Taurus means that our thoughts will turn towards the more practical side of our lives with an emphasis on the material resources we have at our disposition. Planning, engineering, and accounting are some things that Mercury in Taurus is good at. Mercury will be in Taurus until May 21st.


♅-Uranus is sometime described as the higher octave of Mercury. Uranus amongst other things, is associated with the future and innovation. It’s the stroke of genius, the lighting bolt, the eureka moment.

The Mercury-Uranus conjunction is a big vibe this week. It’s rut-busting, innovative but grounded and practical all at once. This aspect could translate in a million different ways but you can expect a buzzing or febrility in the air like you are on the verge of a big discovery.

Magic, synchronicity and new ideas abound for those who are attuned to it.

Mars in Gemini is still in a tight opposition with Jupiter in Sagittarius and this could translate into energy and mind power, especially while the Moon travels in Gemini Monday and Tuesday. At its worst, this aspect can translate into over-confidence, arrogance or impulsivity.


The Moon enters Cancer Wednesday morning and moves into Leo Friday morning until Sunday afternoon when she enters Virgo.

We also have Venus in Aries squaring Saturn in Capricorn on Tuesday, Venus in Aries trining Jupiter in Sagittarius Thursday afternoon and squaring Pluto in Capricorn late Thursday night. That is a lot of Venus action for the week and Venus in Aries is currently ruling the planets in Taurus.

Money and relational matters could be shifting or needing readjustment. It’s a good time to delineate clear boundaries and manage your time. Venus in Aries favour doing it by yourself as oppose to waiting for someone to come along. The mood is sort of ruthless in that regard. Focus on your advancement and don’t waste too much of your time on dodgy, slippery scenarios or people as patience could be lacking.

It’s an excellent week to continue investing your time and energy in advancing yourself, your projects and whatever else you are working on since a lot of progress can be made. Don’t shy away from the hard work. It’s an overall creative and productive time.

 

 

SATURN Rx in CAPRICORN: A SPIRITUAL PURGE

 

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“Ancestors or Poem” Remedios Varo

 ”When we heal ourselves, we heal the past, the present, and the future.
Steven D. Farmer, Healing Ancestral Karma

Saturn is sitting at 20º of Capricorn and is just about to turn retrograde until September 18, 2019. Saturn is also currently conjoined with the South Node of the Moon and will continue to work closely with the Tail end of the Dragon creating a sort of ”purging vortex”.

Saturn turning retrograde this week will surely create more awareness of the limits you have to contend with, your burdens, and maybe even a sense of scarcity or a lack of something whether this is material or emotional. The South Node of the Moon represents a point of saturation and more extensively a point of spiritualization where things which have reached this point of saturation can finally expire and return to the void.

Saturn in Capricorn is the limitations contained within our ambitions.

At the core, Saturn conjunct the South Node brings us face to face with our own mortality and the ephemeral nature of material reality. This in turn can create a lot of anxiety and fears around your body, your health, aging, your financial situation or social status, control and the lack of control, the dire state of our ecosystem, our political system, and a general sense of uneasiness with the physical and the material world. This is an opportunity to get to the roots of some of the reasons you do what you do, and open a dialogue with letting go and more extensively with your own mortality.

This aspect is part of a larger pattern taking us late into the year 2020. We are undergoing massive structural shifts, and this will be translated by a lucid awareness of what is not sustainable. Saturn conjunct the South Node can also give us insights into what is corrupted, what is rotting away, where there is sickness and the need to really purge the excess and simplify whether this is related to the material, emotional or spiritual.

Saturn retrograde for the next 4.5 months will colour the threads we hold in our hands perhaps requiring us to untangle them before we can continue weaving the patterns in our lives. In the long run, this is not a negative process even though it is asking us to face some darkness and dissatisfaction on a personal and societal level right now.

WEEK OF APRIL 22nd, 2019

A farmer paints stripes on her cow to increase its visibility at night and prevent car accidents should it wander onto the road during blackout conditions.
IMAGE: IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUMS

Happy Monday!

The Sun is now officially in the sign of Taurus but it won’t be a traditional Taurus season. Uranus the planet associated with awakening and revolution is in Taurus for the next 8 years and this week, the Sun will be conjunct Uranus bringing surprises and disruptions and especially agitating or tickling for people who have planets in the first degrees of the Fixed signs: Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, Aquarius.

Venus, the ruling planet of Taurus is in the individualist sign of Aries and will conjunct Chiron Tuesday and Wednesday.

This is a ”going it alone” mood even though participation and collaboration might be required. There is a strong urge to do things independently from the crowd right now and you might feel less inclined to look for approval preferring to do things on your own either out of woundedness or simply lack of patience for other people’s bullshit.

The Moon is in Sagittarius to begin the week and will oppose Mars in Gemini in a few hours and conjunct Jupiter in Sagittarius Tuesday morning before going Void of course for most of Tuesday.

There is a lot of enthusiasm and mental stimulation to begin the week. We might be busy writing, exchanging ideas, and running around with an overall increase in tempo or nervousness. Today, Monday is a good day to run your errands and get some work done. Moving around is almost a given with this sort of astro-weather. Don’t get caught up in drama especially online as things will most definitely escalate and catch fire easily.

The Moon is VOC for most of the day Tuesday before entering the Saturn ruled sign of Capricorn Tuesday evening and casting a bit of a shadow on the rest of the week and making us aware of our limitations, responsibilities and time.

*With the VOC for most of Tuesday: If you have important messages to deliver, appointments or arrangement to make do it Monday or wait until late Tuesday evening or the reminder of the week.

Pluto turns retrograde in the sign of Capricorn on Wednesday and will only turn direct at the beginning of October. Pluto is associated with deep regenerative powers often associated with some painful or difficult experiences. Because of the South Node of the Moon also currently in Capricorn, there is a process of digging deep into ancestral patterns and deconstructing patterns of behaviour associated with trauma in order to move forward. If you have important planets between 23 and 20 degrees of the Cardinal signs (Aries, Cancer, Libra, Capricorn) this will be more significant for you.

Friday and for most of the weekend, the Moon will be in Aquarius and its also the last quarter moon. The ideas and projects that were initiated at the beginning of the month will be tested and a need for adjustements might be necessary in order to move forward with them.

Its a busy week with some surprising elements to contend with. Take advantage of today to fuel your engine with enthusiasm and optimism as the rest of the week has a heavier or more serious tone to it.
xx


URANUS IN TAURUS

Can you feel the electricity in the Air? Uranus, the Awakener meets the Sun in Taurus today for the first time since 1941.

Taurus is a powerful yet stabilizing sign associated with the land and nature. It’s an embodied and fixed (read stubborn, enduring, loyal) Earth sign, associated with being deeply rooted in the material experience. Security, stability, acquiring land and the pleasure that can be derived from our material surroundings wether this is done through growing a beautiful garden, cooking a delicious meal or nurturing the body is what Taurus is about.

Taurus’s experience of pleasure is directly linked through the 5 senses and therefore Taurus is extra sensitive to what surrounds her. Living in a beautiful setting can become a powerful drive for Taurus rustic spirit and some of the primary concerns of this sign is calm, stability and pleasure.

Enters Uranus

Uranus is a ground breaking power that disrupts the status quo and bring surprising evolutionary leaps often brought on by destabilizing factors. 

Astrologers have already speculated extensively on what the transit of Uranus traveling in the Earth sign of Taurus for the next 8 years will mean. From lab-grown meat to an increase in ecological concerns, Uranus should bring a new level of ecological awareness brought on by the dire circumstances we are now facing with nature.

On a more personal level, people with a heavy dose of Taurus planets will experience small revolutions in their lives which could propel them to a new level of awareness and a shifting of priorities. When the most stable sign of the zodiac meets with the most destabilizing and ground-breaking planet of the zodiac, we can expect interesting and unexpected twists of faith in the lives of these natives.

Here in Newfoundland, it is suppose to go up to 16ºC today and by tomorrow night a snow storm is predicted. Snow is not uncommon for Newfoundland around this time of year, but I think we will definitely see more extreme manifestations of weather patterns in the next 8 years with Uranus traveling in this Earth sign associated with the land.

With Uranus traveling here, our direct experience of nature and how our materialistic drive is damaging the Earth should and most likely will become a a driving factor in finding innovative solutions.

Time to wake up and smell the roses!

Happy Earth day and Taurus season🌱

WEEK OF APRIL 8th, 2019

We are coming out of an awesome little 3 days of bliss while the Moon was traveling in Taurus and supported by easy going Venus in Pisces. Hope you had a beautiful weekend.✨

The Moon enters Gemini this evening at 5:15pm (EDT) and Venus in Pisces is now applying to a conjunction with Neptune (Tuesday-Wednesday). The beginning of the week can feel busy, frazzled, distracting, all over the place or anxiety inducing. The Moon in Gemini could speed things up and make it harder to focus, especially on Tuesday but also great for generating ideas and dialogues. Watch out for argumentative peeps as the Moon in Gemini will most definitely bring out the ”Trolls”.

With Venus in Pisces applying to a conjunction with Neptune, the next 3 days can be very creative as long as you are not too rigid. You probably have a really long list of things to do and the best way to tackle this, is by prioritizing the most important things first. 

The Venus-Neptune conjunction might also make you feel like ”tuning-out” and avoiding your responsibilities. However, this can be a super creative period as we are approaching the First Quarter Moon in Cancer with the emphasis on building and moving forward. A text-book definition for Venus conjunct Neptune is longing and idealization. 

You could find yourself wishing things were a certain way or it could be that you are having unrealistic expectation in regards to something or someone. The Venus-Neptune conjunction in Pisces can be vision-inducing, filling our minds and our hearts with poetry, love, romantic images and hopes, making us see the world through dreamy eyes. 

Venus-Neptune can be a very powerful ”image-generator” when combined with a grounded approach.

On Thursday, the Moon enters Cancer and Venus in Pisces sextile Saturn in Capricorn bringing us back down to earth with the mind-power to manifest some of our ideas into concrete forms. The Moon enters the sign of Cancer on Thursday.

Friday, we have a powerful first quarter Moon in the sign of Cancer. The Moon conjunct the North Node while opposing Pluto in Capricorn and the Sun in Aries square Pluto and the Moon in Cancer creating a Cardinal T-square. 

”OUT with the OLD and IN with the NEW” but the old is holding on for its dear crumbly life.

These are the labour pains of birth and things could feel both emotional and forceful. Expect to have to deal with some sort of crisis or crossroad or a situation where your faith gets tested. Since the Moon in Cancer and the Sun in Aries is involved, things could feel both emotional and pushy and since this is a Cardinal square decisive actions will most likely be required.

Next Saturday on April 13, the Sun is still squaring Pluto but the Moon enters the sign of Leo and will be there all weekend. There will be lots of energy available next weekend to move ourselves forward as the Sun-Moon & Jupiter move towards a Grand Fire trine on Sunday evening. The weekend and especially Sunday has excellent initiating potentials if you were thinking of beginning something🔥

Over all, this week is characterized by creative momentum and the essential strong winds which builds up resilience and ensures the solidity of your roots.

*People who will be most affected by this particular First Quarter Moon in Cancer are those born between:

April 10-15
July 12-18
October 15-20
January 9-15

*Or, if you have important planets/Ascendant in the last decan of the Cardinal signs. (Aries-Cancer-Libra-Capricorn)

Lastly, Jupiter station retrograde on Wednesday April 10th until August 11th. Jupiter retrograde period can be characterized by a time when your ideologies and beliefs are undergoing a period of refinement and change. It could also be that some of the projects you are initiating now will undergo a period of incubation until Jupiter stations direct in August.

WEEK OF APRIL 1st, 2019: NEW MOON IN ARIES

COLLAGE BY MARIE CONIGLIARO


When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.

When I let go of what I have, I receive what I need. 
Tao Te Ching

The Moon enters Pisces today (Monday) at 12:17pm NDT. She is waning/dark until the New Moon in Aries Friday at 6:20 am NDT. If you have been reading my forecast for a while, you will remember that the Dark Moon phase is usually associated with decluttering, cleansing and letting go.

Mercury is now direct in Pisces and slowly moving ahead but still in a conjunction with Neptune so definitely not out of the fog just yet. The Moon will also meet Mercury and Neptune while traveling through Pisces on Tuesday evening. Wednesday the Moon will be void of course for most of the day before entering Aries late Wednesday night. The Moon will be at its darkest on Thursday night before the New Moon in Aries on Friday morning:

Whatever transpired for you in March during  Mercury retrograde in Pisces is now finally being integrated consciously. It could also be that things felt blocked or did not move ahead as fast as you would have liked or that you were missing an important piece of the puzzle. Solutions are slowly emerging with Mercury moving direct and light is now being cast on matters that had remained obscured. It could be that during the Mercury retrograde of March, important reflexions surfaced and you are now feeling ready to implement some changes.

For most of the week, with the Moon in Pisces and the long VOC of Wednesday, we walk the very last part of the Zodiac; the sign of Pisces is considered a potent place where everything is churning and shifting before rebirth.

Spring began a few weeks ago here in the Northern Hemisphere but this week, the New Moon in Aries will bring an important opportunity for a potent reset; an excellent time to plant the seeds of what you want to see grow in the next 6 months. Saturn in Capricorn will square the New Moon in Aries asking us to simplify and refine the topics of the house where Aries is found. More extensively, the matters of the house where Capricorn is located is also undergoing major long-term renovations and must be taken into account. Mars in Gemini ruling the New Moon in Aries will complicate this period, pulling our attention in a thousand direction. Focus will be a difficult but necessary element in the coming weeks, plan accordingly.

Take this week as an opportunity to sit with the shifting tides. Take in consideration what has transpired in March. Reflection, meditation, cleaning, decluttering, SIMPLIFYING, and deep cleansing are favoured activities until the New Moon Friday morning. The South Node of the Moon and Pluto are conjunct in Capricorn all week and offer a deep regenerative undercurrent. It’s time to flush the toilet at the risk of having it overflow on you; don’t let the toxic waters poison your spring!

Refine your goals and objectives for the next 6 months, see where you can let go of clutter or unnecessary burdens. Think about what you really need and why you are doing the things that you do. Imagine that whatever situation, habit, expense/bill, object, emotion, relationship, pattern that is obscuring your path can now be clearly understood and handled. Know that it will require a lot of discipline and work to do so, but that you are committed and willing to put the efforts needed to regain some free-flowing simplicity in your life. Things will grow where your mind go: focus your attention on what you want to see flourish. Spend  time on Friday morning at the time of the New Moon planting the seeds of your intentions… whatever this might look like for  you.

Have a beautiful, contemplative and clarity inducing week.✨


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WEEK OF MARCH 25, 2019

The week begins with the Moon in the ever joyful fire sign of Sagittarius which could have us feeling elated, hopeful, ”Spring is in the air” vibe. It’s all about the potentiality of our big ideas, our projects and what we are going to do in the future. The Sun in Aries increases courage, impulsivity, passion, momentum and help getting the week started on the right foot. Take advantage of Monday and Tuesday to get moving, and bring some heat and passion to your projects.

Mercury is still retrograde so it’s very easy to gloss over the details or miss an important one right now but paradoxically, it allows us to not be overly critical or nit picky about things. Mercury retrograde in Pisces is also conjunct with Neptune making it hard to actually concentrate on our work. You could feel easily distracted but don’t be too hard on yourself, soon we will start regaining that clarity and focus.

Mercury turns direct on Thursday morning and will remain close to Neptune until late next week. The potential for confusion and misunderstanding, and a general lack of clarity will continue to be a side effect until April 5th or so. *Dream life can also be very vivid or busy under this configuration.

Venus enters Pisces tomorrow, one of her favourite place. Venus here is excellent for artist, musician and creative folks. Venus in Pisces increases our desire for beauty, harmony and compassion. Venus will be in Pisces from March 26 to April 20 and this period of time is excellent for all Venusian matters like art, aesthetics, fashion, beauty, worth, relating or attraction.

On Wednesday and for the rest of the week the Moon will travel in the Saturn-ruled signs of Capricorn and Aquarius casting a bit of a shadow on our hopes and dreams and switching the tone to a more serious and practical one.

Upon entering the sign of Capricorn on Wednesday morning, the Moon squares Chiron and the Sun in Aries casting doubt in our minds about the viability of our project/ideas/ambitions and asking us to take some practical steps to achieve our aim. The last quarter Moon signifies a time in the lunar month when our ideas and projects get tested.

On Sunday, Mars enters the sign of Gemini and the pace of things will start speeding up. Mars in Gemini until mid-may will definitely increase the tempo, especially in intellectual matters encouraging debates and exchanges of ideas via all social platforms.

Have a fantastic week, take advantage of the next 2 days to charge up your optimistic batteries and don’t let the confusing or gloomy vibe of the second part of the week cast too much doubt in your mind about your worth and contributions to this world.

 

WEEK OF MARCH 18: ARIES INGRESS/FULL MOON IN LIBRA

Spring Beauty by Viktor Mikhaylovich Vasnetsov 1885

Only 2 more days before the Sun enters the Cardinal Fire sign of Aries signalling the beginning of Spring in the Northern Hemisphere.

Upon entering Aries, the Sun will almost immediately start opposing the Moon in Libra. Late Wednesday night, the powerful rays of the Sun will illuminate the Moon creating a dramatic landscape to celebrate the first night of Spring. 
The Full Moon in Libra will be exact Wednesday night at 21:43 EDT and casts a bright light on the tension created by our inner and outer dualities. Partnerships will come to the forefront this week as freedom versus commitment battle for attention.

In Aries, the Sun shines willfully and illuminates a desire for independence and sovereignty. However, the Full Moon in Libra brings attention to the agreements and contracts that must be respected and the compromises that must be made in order to continue on a peaceful path and reach our aim. Dynamics within our relationships need to be weighed out in order to understand the exchange of powers and to make sure they are equal. The ”give and take” required and the compromises made by both parties will need to be revised. Inequalities that have become problematic or that are reaching a saturation points will need to be dealt with. The Full Moon in Libra highlights a need to recalibrate. This process can happen peacefully as long as both parties are willing to dialogue. Anything that feels unfair will most likely become very apparent this week and will need to be addressed.

Since the Sun conjunct Chiron at the moment of the Full Moon and the following day, it is likely to highlight where we feel most vulnerable and raw right now. Chiron is associated with woundedness and pain which in turn brings much knowledge and wisdom. Chiron is beginning its journey through Aries which will bring remedies and healing opportunities in regards to our ego, our identity, the masculine or yang qualities, our libido, our sense of power and potency in the world. Its important to be honest about our vulnerabilities during this process so that we find the proper medicine. A good opportunity to swallow the bitter herbs as “good medicine always tastes bitter.”

*Look at where Aries and Libra sits in your chart to zoom in on where these dynamics are more likely to play out in your life.

Wishing you a joyful and fruitful Aries season🔥

WEEK OF MARCH 11, 2019: REVELATION

“The Portuguese call it saudade: a longing for something so indefinite as to be indefinable.
Love affairs, miseries of life, the way things were, people already dead, those who left and the ocean that tossed them on the shores of a different land
all things born of the soul that can only be felt.”
Anthony De Sa
 

 

We are moving through changing tides and this week continues to bring revelations and dreams that fertilizes our future.

The Moon is moving towards her first quarter square and we can feel the building momentum of this highly mutable season. Moving through the end of the zodiac, we take stock of our lives, we dream, we fantasize and we hope as the winds of change are blowing.

Can you feel the stirring under your feet, under the Earth? Can you feel the butterflies awakening a sharp longing within you? Like you have been summoned by an invisible force to push beyond your comfort zone and reach for the sublime. Senses are magnified and the sap that runs through your veins is rushing to awaken you. Possessed by a new vision that will revitalize your spirit, can you hear the distant calling of possibilities?
Uranus is now officially in Taurus until 2025, signalling a totally new awareness being birthed.
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For the next few weeks, Mercury retrograde in Pisces is creating a sort of timeless space that allows us to sit with our new awareness and even maybe, perceive a glimpse of what is to come. Perhaps, this is an unusual way to look at things for some of you, but the month of March can be very fruitful if you are willing to sit with the new emotions that are arising as they are indicators of things to come.
Mercury retrograde in Pisces can also generate confusion or distort what is in front of you, creating fantasy that would not sustain a long exposure to daylight. Dreams are lingering throughout the day and things could feel unclear or even scattered if you are not use to taking detours. The time for stoic commitments and pragmatism will come soon enough. Take advantage of this next week to bask in the romantic glow of your longings, allow yourself to get lost along the way.
Find inspiration in your day-dreaming as this is where the fire is burning right now, but remember that in the end you will need to discriminate between what was mere fantasy and what was vision.

The biggest event this week happens Thursday night at 21:48 EST with Mercury entering the heart of the Sun. Sitting on the Solar throne, Mercury Cazimi offers revelations and clarity. The Cazimi lasts about 2.5 hours either side of the hour and represent the halfway point in Mercury’s retrograde cycle. Since Mercury squares Jupiter at the time of the Cazimi, the revelations and incoming messages might have something to do with fate and the bigger patterns in your life. This small window can offer solution, answers, revelations and incoming messages that can help you especially in matters of the House where Jupiter rules in your chart.

We are moving through deep and important times right now.
Some things have become too heavy to bear. Sacrifices are taking on a whole new meaning. The burdens we have chosen in the past might not be right for us anymore; freedom is just another word for nothing left to lose.

Get lost and find your flow. Week of March 4, 2019


This week, we have Mercury stationing retrograde on Tuesday at  1:17pm EST. Mercury is retrograde for most of the month of March and even though there is no need to freak out about Mercury retrograde periods (since it happens 3 times a year), this one will be particularly ”foggy” as it is happening in Pisces (the sign of Mercury’s detriment) and Neptune will be quite active all month. Chances of missing important details increases and so are the chances of getting distracted. This month will be excellent for creative flow without too many rigid structures.

Wednesday, Uranus officially enters the sign of Taurus signalling a new era of technology, innovations, and breaking away from the status quo. Think back on how far you have come since 2011 to now (the time it took Uranus to travel through the sign of Aries) and how in may ways, you are starting a new chapter that is taking you further and further away from the person you were 8 years ago. Uranus ingress into an Earth sign can also bring some surprises this week; expect the unexpected.

Wednesday afternoon, a New Moon in Pisces will conjunct Neptune. This week is filled with impression and hunches as we get lured by half conscious visions of our hopes for the future. A New Moon signals the beginning of the Lunar Month. The seeds and intentions planted at this time will become visible around the Full Moon in Libra on the 21st of March. What is being fertilized/conceptualized at this time for you? Look at the House where Pisces sits in your birth chart for clues of where confusion and inspiration are likely to show their faces for you.

Thursday, the Sun conjunct Neptune; the fog machine is turn on high as we slip between fantasy, irrational fears, and wishful thinking. Neptune dissolves the shapes and boundaries of hard materialism. Is it all there is to reality? Or is something bigger at work here? Neptune gives a desire for transcendence; it makes us want to believe that there is more than meet the eyes. Neptune is the muse or the ghost. Neptune at its worst can turn the anxiety on high as we feel riddled with ungraspable fears, something just beyond our conscious awareness. Pisces season can also be a time of empathy, compassion, confusion or sadness as we can feel more vividly the pain of the world. A good season for generosity and compassion.

On a mundane level, ”fake news” will surely be a big thing this month so be careful about the information you ingest and be discerning! When possible, it’s a good time to tune out and practice meditation, mindfulness or simply go out in nature to bring you back to centre.

Have and excellent week and enjoy those Piscean Waters!