Significant changes are on the docket this week.
You will be happy to know that Venus will turn direct on Thursday. Take time to contemplate how much your personal values have changed since the 13th of May. Do you have a new view and understanding of what is important going forward? In this consideration, it is important to know what house in your personal chart holds Gemini, as this is where Venus has been during this time.
For me, it has been in the 10th house which is the house related to career and vocation. I have certainly been evaluating what is important to me in how I work and what I want for Astrolore going forward. Tell me about you, what house was its retrograde in for you, and what have you learned? Decisions will be made over the coming weeks.
On Saturday, Mars will enter Aries where he will remain until January 2021. That is a full 6 months of Mars in its warrior position. Mars rules Aries and is very strong here. Keep your eyes on any battles you thought were intense to this point. When Mars enters Aries the gloves come off, the intensity of battle comes to the forefront.
Mars will be at the 0 degree Aries Point for several days. Watch for increased public aggression.
During this powerful retrograde, Mars will form exact square aspects to Pluto 3 times (August 13, October 9, December 23). These are likely to be times of extraordinary social anxiety and tension.
To determine and understand how Mars (and the other planetary transits) will be influencing your life over the coming months contact me today for a personal one-on-one consultation. You will learn a great deal that will help you to traverse this challenging time.
Keep in mind that transits to your natal planets can override these more universal ones. A personal consultation offers deep understanding.
FOCUS ON LOVED ONES – Monday, June 22, 2020
Following an intense weekend with the Solstice, Cancer New Moon, and Solar Eclipse, today is a day to take stock. What changed over the weekend? How do you feel about it? Do you feel a renewed responsibility to take action on your personal values and beliefs?
The Moon spends the day moving through sensitive, domestic Cancer. Your attention is focused on family and your closest loved ones. You want to leave the rough and tumble life behind and climb into the arms of a nurturing presence and a nest of love.
If you are without close family, look for comfort in nature. Walk in the natural world, drink in the comfort of knowing the cycles of nature move forward. Plant a tree and plan to nurture and care for it over the weeks, months, and years ahead.
A sense of losing control to powerful depths of sensitivity may come at the end of the day as the Moon opposes Pluto at 10:19 PM EDT. Don’t try to be stoic, go ahead, and have yourself a good cry, it will help you release tension and get a good night’s sleep.
ENTHUSIASM AND EXUBERANCE – Tuesday, June 23, 2020
Neptune turns retrograde in the wee hours of the morning. Neptune remains retrograde for many months at a time and has will remain retrograde until November 28, 2020. The only real significance here is to notice if you are being called back to a spiritual practice from your past. If so, pay attention. There is more for you to learn within that practice. If you notice yourself falling back into old unhealthy patterns find a support person that can help you not to stumble.
At 8:33 AM EDT, the Moon enters Leo. You may feel warmer, more playful, and exuberant. You may find yourself exhibiting great radiance and generosity as you seek approval and crave applause. Draw upon your innate self-confidence with imagination, enthusiasm, and creative self-expression. Avoid infantile acting out.
***The Cancer Moon is void-of-course from 3:21 AM EDT until she enters Leo at 8:33 AM EDT. This suggests that what occurs during this time will not have much impact.
TREAT YOURSELF TO PLEASURE – Wednesday, June 24, 2020
Today brings a simple day with the Moon passing relatively unencumbered through Leo. This is a good day to seek and acknowledge passion, generosity, and self-expression.
The Sun rules Leo and with the Moon in this sign, you can tap into a great deal of creative power. This is the day to step into the spotlight or applaud someone you respect who is already there. It is showtime. The full heat and power of the personality are on display.
Treat yourself to fun and pleasure today. Indulge in creative pursuits that have no purpose other than bringing you pleasure. Enjoy time with the children in your life or accommodate and indulge your own inner child.
Be bold, bright, creative, passionate, and fun.
RELIEF AND PREPARATION FOR FORWARD MOTION – Thursday, June 25, 2020
You may hear a sigh of relief coming directly from me and into this post itself!
Having been retrograde since May 13th Venus stations direct at 2:48 AM EDT. Think back to mid-May and consider how much your personal values and our shared cultural values have changed during this time. Do you have a new view and understanding of what is important going forward? I hope so.
Knowing what house in your personal chart holds Gemini will inform you of the area of your life where new awareness has grown.
At 1:04 PM EDT, the Moon leaves the playfulness of Leo behind to enter proper, refined Virgo. With the Moon in Virgo, you are aware of the potential service you have to offer others. You want to help and yet you may be stymied by a strong sense of needing to do it ‘right’.
When the Moon is in Virgo it is important to understand when ‘good enough’ really is ‘good enough’. In most areas of your daily life, perfection is not necessary, and seeking it will simply slow you down and impede your progress.
***The Leo Moon is void-of-course until she enters Virgo at 1:04 PM EDT. This suggests that what occurs during this time will not have much impact.
ACCEPT WHAT IS GOOD ENOUGH – Friday, June 26, 2020
Whatever plans you have for today make sure they are practical and require discipline and detailed effort. As the Moon travels through Virgo you will find yourself more focused on doing an excellent job at whatever endeavors you are engaged with.
While the Moon passes through Virgo work on organizational, detail-oriented, or cleaning projects. This is a good day to develop specific systems, processes, and procedures.
Be aware of the tendency to be judgemental of yourself or others. The problem is one of seeing your potential so clearly that it is difficult to accept anything less. Take a serious stand of acceptance. Perfection is not a reality. Good enough is good enough; learn to accept that reality at this time.
Clean our your closets or organize your work systems. Your main focus must be on kindness and acceptance.
THE GLOVES ARE ABOUT TO COME OFF – Saturday, June 27, 2020
When the Moon is in Virgo we can get so much done! All the practical tasks that usually don’t seem appealing are easy enough to tackle today. Spend the early part of the day focused on housework, yard work, grocery shopping, and even paperwork. At 4:17 PM EDT, the Moon shifts from pragmatic Virgo into social congenial Libra. It is time to set aside all those practical projects and sit with a friend, an iced tea, and conversation.
At 9:45 PM EDT, Mars the planet of action, determination, assertiveness, and anger enters its home sign of Aries where he will remain until January 2021. That is a full 6 months of Mars in its own sign, its warrior position. Mars usually spends approx 6 weeks in a sign. However, the upcoming Mars retrograde keeps him here for this long extended visit.
Mars rules Aries and is very strong here. Keep your eyes on any battles you thought were intense up until this point. When Mars enters Aries the gloves come off. With Mars at the 0degree Aries Point for several days, watch for increased public aggression.
To determine and understand how Mars (and the other planetary transits) will be influencing your life over the coming months contact me for a personal one on one consultation. You will learn a great deal that will help you to traverse this challenging time.
***The Virgo Moon is void-of-course from 4:02 PM EDT until she enters Libra at 4:17 PM EDT. This suggests that what occurs during this time will not have much impact.
DISCIPLINE, COURAGE, ENDURANCE – Sunday, June 28, 2020
Today brings us to the First Quarter Phase of the Moon. This suggests that action needs to be taken to move forward with whatever you began at the New Moon Eclipse last Sunday. There is always a bit of discomfort with the square between the Sun and Moon as the action required is a bit out of your comfort zone.
With the Moon in Libra keep in mind the importance of compromise and diplomacy. Whatever conflicts or disagreements arise, do your very best to smooth them over without giving yourself away in the process. Focus on adjustment rather than concession.
6:58 AM EDT Mars forms a sextile to Saturn. This is the first aspect that Mars makes from the powerful position of being in his home sign of Aries. With this aspect, Saturn quiets and calms Mars. This is an excellent time to engage in situations that require discipline, courage, and endurance. You can make great strides forward with any project you focus this energy on today.
* 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 void-of-course time, as that aspect holds its influence throughout the void-of-course.
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.