I want to mention and recommend Chris Brennen’s Astrology Podcast. I bring it up today because Chis interviews Kathy Rose and Basil Fearrington this week in his discussion about Noel Tyl.

After 30+ years of self-study, I began my study with the great Noel Tyl in October 2006. My students will recognize much about my teaching in this interview. Noel’s work has had a huge influence on how I manage my practice and work with clients.

I appreciated Kathy’s mention of the unknown astrologers who work in the trenches with clients day after day. I love my work dearly and sometimes feel invisible as one of these unknown astrologers.  I suspect that is the dilemma of having 6 planets in Leo (seeking attention and even fame) tucked away in the 12th house (needing to work behind the scenes, unseen)!

If you want to understand my approach through my astrological lineage please listen to The Astrology Podcast. I have posted the video below the weekly ‘weather’.

Please keep in mind that transits to your natal planets can override these more universal ones. A personal consultation offers deep understanding.

THE COMFORT YOU LONG FOR – Monday, July 13, 2020

The week begins with the Aries Moon forming challenging aspects to Pluto and Saturn. This suggests power struggles, difficulties, and frustrations. Your best bet is to use this energy physically. Take a run or lift some weights. If you feel aggravated with someone set time aside to talk with them later this afternoon.

Taurus seeks beauty and calm as the counterpoint to Aries’ aggressive focus. You will feel this welcome shift when the Moon enters Taurus at 1:33 PM EDT. When the Moon is in Taurus your attention turns to creating a comfortable calm environment and opening your heart to the beauty around you.

A quiet walk in nature and flowers by the bedside will support the slow comfort you long for today.

***The Aries Moon is void-of-course from 11:55 AM EDT until she enters Taurus at 1:33 PM EDT. This suggests that what occurs during this time will not have much impact.


Jupiter, Pluto, and Saturn are continuing the Capricorn dance they began at the start of 2020. As the year began the Sun joined with this powerful transformative combination of planets. Now we are coming to the culmination of what began at that time.

Today the Sun opposes Jupiter, tomorrow it will oppose Pluto and next Monday it will oppose Saturn. These connected oppositions will deeply color the week.

In your personal chart consider the house that holds Capricorn and the house that holds Cancer in your chart. It is in this polarity of houses that you are likely experiencing tension and awareness. Contact me if you want to learn more about how to understand this.

At 10:14 AM EDT the Taurus Moon sextiles Uranus suggesting that there is excitement or anxiety impacting your need for comfort and beauty. Look for innovative ways to create comfort and beauty in your environment.

DO YOUR BEST TO CREATE CALM – Wednesday, July 15, 2020

All that I said yesterday applies today with only the intensity and demand for transformation increasing. At 3:12 PM EDT, the Cancer Sun opposes Pluto bringing the difficult transformation of our culture and personal lives into sharp relief.

Whatever began in early January 2020 is illuminated and requires clarity and awareness. In your personal life, you can expect the tension to play out in the whole sign houses that hold Cancer and Capricorn in your chart.

Today’s Taurus Moon motivates you to seek comfort, security, and pleasure. You sure would like to set aside all the worry that is rattling through your mind. Do your best to settle into the physical sensations of pleasure and sensuality.

Cook a great meal, give or receive a massage from a loved one. You are drawn to the security of good food, opulent surroundings, and pleasant connections. Focus on creating what comfort and stability you can.

***The Taurus Moon is void-of-course from 11:22 PM EDT until she enters Gemini at 1:20 AM EDT tomorrow morning. This suggests that what occurs during this time will not have much impact.

SPEAK DIRECTLY – Thursday, July 16, 2020

With the Moon in Gemini, there will be no lack of things to talk about today. Now that Mercury is direct the clarity of your voice is easier to access (Mercury rules Gemini).

This evening the Moon sextiles Mars (in Aries) suggesting that you are ready to say things you may have been holding back. Difficult issues may be spoken of more easily and directly today.

Your focus is on gathering information and communicating what you learn. Speak up, ask questions, get curious. Understand the value of your voice and wisdom. You have a perspective that is unique, share it with others, listen respectfully, and learn.

A QUICK MIND OF CURIOSITY – Friday, July 17, 2020

Today revolves around light hearted engagement and conversations with others. While the Moon is in Gemini your mind moves quickly as you seek mental stimulation and lots of activity. If you become restless pick up the phone and call a friend, there are lots of things to talk about and information to share. Engagement with others will offer much-needed versatility to your way of thinking.

At 5:15 PM EDT, the Moon squares Neptune, bringing an element of confusion or lack of clarity to the evening. Find a good movie and pour a glass of wine. The conversations early in the day focused on information and opinions, this evening you want to talk about more ethereal topics. Engage your imagination with poetry, music, or the escape of a movie.

***The Gemini Moon is void-of-course from 5:15 PM EDT until she enters Cancer tomorrow morning at 10:25 AM EDT. This suggests that what occurs during this time will not have much impact.

DEEP INNER WORK – Saturday, July 18, 2020

At 10:25 AM EDT, when the Moon enters Cancer your need to communicate lessens as your desire to understand and be understood increases.

When the Moon is in this cardinal water sign, it is a good practice to show up with your heart on your sleeve. Model for others the value of vulnerability. We all need our hearts tended to with compassion and kindness. Find ways to express kindness to yourself and others today.

The Moon remains in Cancer for the next few days supporting deep emotional connections and internal ponderings. We are in the dark phase of the Moon (the Balsamic or Waning Cresent Moon), a time for deep inner work.

Allow yourself comfort food, call your mom, daughter, or aunt. Indulge in a bit of nostalgia. Cancer is an introspective water sign bringing your attention to home, safety, and family.

***The Gemini Moon is void-of-course until she enters Cancer at 10:25 AM EDT. This suggests that what occurs during this time will not have much impact.


The Moon continues through family-oriented Cancer bringing with it feelings of love and nostalgia. Tomorrow brings us the Cancer New Moon, meaning we are now at the Balsamic Phase of the Moon. The word comes from the word balsam which means something restorative or soothing.

During this time each month (for approx 2 days before each New Moon), instinct and intuition are high and rest is imperative. In the dark of the moon, we come to a threshold, the end of one cycle and the beginning of the next. This is a time for introspection not a time for action as your physical energies are low and your psychic energies are high.

At the New Moon, we will plant a seed, before the planting we must prepare the ground for the growth of that seedling. This is the dormancy phase where inner preparation occurs.

Take this time to rest as you grow your heart in Love and Kindness.

* In these weekly reports, I explore the major aspects formed by transit between the planets. I do not consider every aspect that the Moon makes each day as they can be numerous and give rise to fleeting moods. I will consider the final major aspect formed by the Moon prior to its VOC* time, as that aspect holds its influence throughout the VOC*.

The aspects under consideration: conjunctions, sextiles, squares, trines, and oppositions.

The planets I work with: Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto.