Everyone Loves Kittens

I got a new kitten yesterday. Writing the blog has been tricky with this little one vying for my attention and wanting to do the writing himself! With Saturn currently in my 6th house, I know this tiny critter has many lessons to teach me. I have not lived with a cat for more than 7 years and have not had one of my own for nearly 30. This is certainly a Saturn event.

He is, so far, unnamed. A dark tabby about 8 weeks old, born in a barn in Fairfield, Vermont. I think it is auspicious that I retrieved him from a rescue home on Witchcat Road and that he loves sitting on my shoulder.

This is the reason for today’s blog being hosted by pictures of kittens. If you have a name that I should consider for this little one, let me know.


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Monday, June 6, 2022

I love to see the Moon spend a weekend in fun playful Leo and then move into Virgo on Monday morning. It seems the perfect setup as we are able to fully enjoy the weekend and put the fun aside to get down to business for the week ahead.

With the Moon in Virgo, we are inclined toward organized and practical activities. It is time to make lists and pin down your plans with others.

Now that Mercury (the ruler of Virgo) is direct, the planning and implementation of your plans will move forward more easily than over the past 3+ weeks. Make a list of lists today, a list for work, a list for home, and a list for summer plans. With the lists made you can get right to work on finishing things up to check them off the list.

You are ready to put your shoulder to the wheel and make the effort to complete projects with determination and diligence. When the Moon is in Virgo, please remember that good enough is good enough. Perfection is not the point.




Tuesday, June 7, 2022

The Moon remains in Virgo, reaching her First Quarter Square phase at 10:49 AM ET. This brings us to the point of the cycle between the Gemini New Moon on May 30th and the Sagittarius Full Moon on June 14th.

Consider the metaphorical seed you planted at your New Moon ritual. Anticipate an issue arising that supports the growth of that metaphorical seed. This phase occurs when the Sun and Moon are in a difficult square aspect, so it may not be an easy step to take.

Astrologer Dana Gerhardt says that “We decide our futures at the Quarter Moons. We turn toward fulfillment or failure. Dane Rudhyar says that we are “caught in the wheel of change at these times”.

Mark the First Quarter Moon on your calendar each month. It occurs a week after each New Moon. On this day each month make it a point to take at least one consciously courageous act related to the ‘seed’ you planted at the New Moon. This is a powerful habit to implement.

With the Virgo Moon forming a lovely trine aspect to both Venus and Uranus this morning, today offers an opportunity for excitement. Look for an unexpected connection with a loved one or an exciting shift in your values.




Wednesday, June 8, 2022

The morning begins with the Moon still in tidy proper Virgo. You will find that you are still concerned about making order, being of service to others, and solving problems. At 8:09 AM ET, the Moon forms a lovely trine to Pluto suggesting that powerful solutions may simply come to mind. Pay attention.

At 11:22 AM ET, the Moon enters Libra and we turn our attention to pleasing others. This is where we will find satisfaction. When the Moon was in Virgo we looked for earth-based solutions to practical issues. Now with the Moon in Libra, we seek intellectually diplomatic solutions to social issues.

With the Moon in Libra, our desires turn to the creation of beauty in our environments and pleasure in our relationships. In all our interactions we are better able to understand the perspectives of others. We long to create a sense of balance between ourselves and those close to us.

When the Moon is in Libra we can see both sides of situations we find ourselves in or issues that are being discussed. It can be difficult to take a stand or make a decision. Sometimes it really may be best to simply flip a coin.




Thursday, June 9, 2022

Today’s Libra Moon highlights relationships, teamwork, and cooperation. We want to please others and enjoy connections with our friends, co-workers, neighbors, and strangers.

However, the opposition the Moon forms to Mars (in Aries) at 8:16 AM ET, heats things up in a way that may surprise you. You may find yourself or others being more passionate, defensive, or angry than usual. You may feel competitive or hot under the collar if you don’t get what you want when you want it.

That challenge will pass and you can go back to Libra’s more typical issues of seeking beauty and social connections for the remainder of the day.

As always when the Moon is in Libra, make your home a beautiful place to be. It is June. Go outdoors and bring flowers in for the dining room table and your nightstand. Beauty will make your heart sing.




Friday, June 10, 2022

The Moon begins the day still in Libra suggesting that we are all trying to be polite to each other.

A challenging square aspect to Pluto at 1:36 PM ET may make that a very difficult thing to do. Frustration or passionate fury may kick up quickly early this afternoon. The good thing is that Moon transits do not last. Hold your tongue and the desire to let loose a torrent of negativity or anger will pass.

At 4:41 PM ET, the Moon enters the Fixed Water sign of Scorpio. Emotions move into deep places and yet, in Scorpio, our preference is to keep those emotions private. These powerful and deep emotions require truth and honesty with yourself and others. Clarify your deepest desires.

At 5:21 PM ET, Mercury forms a trine aspect (120°) to Pluto, bringing a very powerful urge to deepen your understanding or speak your mind. Your ability to think and communicate what is important to you is empowered.

Go ahead and engage in profound study or conversations regarding difficult cultural issues. You and those who see the issues very differently can listen and hear each other with respect today.




Saturday, June 11, 2022

The Moon continues through Scorpio pushing our emotions into secretive, mysterious depths. During this time our emotions can be excavated to find the gold hidden beneath our vulnerability and the vulnerability of others. The Moon forms an opposition to Uranus and Venus after 9 PM Eastern time.

Watch how your tender heart deals with the unexpected changes that are now coming into view.

At 6:57 PM ET, Venus forms a conjunction with Uranus. This begins a cycle of settling down some of your more extreme points of view. Cultural stability has been shaken since Uranus entered Taurus in the spring of 2018.

Certainly, Venus is up against huge forces here but she is doing what she can to help settle our nerves. Being in her home sign gives her a great deal more influence. Because this begins a new cycle use the opportunity to plant a metaphorical seed for the growth of stable calm in the face of cultural upheaval.

Take advantage of that by opening up to new avenues of creativity. This is a time when you can plant a seed to begin a dramatic process of altering your values and your relationships.




Sunday, June 12, 2022

Spend the day quietly, go inward, and take a break from socializing. This is a good day to prioritize deep layers of self-care. You could also get a lot out of researching hidden topics and mysteries. It is easier to face what we find in the darkness when the Moon is in Scorpio.

At 6:31 PM ET, the Moon enters the mutable Fire sign of Sagittarius. This is where we find inspiration and adventure. Over the next few days, you will find yourself and others more adaptable and able to shift focus and direction. You are able and willing to share your visions and insights more freely as well.

It has been an intense weekend, plan ahead to do something out of the ordinary tonight. At the very least meet friends for dinner in a restaurant you haven’t tried. Or go to a concert or a show. It is important that you shake off the deep emotions that have crowded you over the past few days. This will prepare you to look toward the Sagittarian horizon over the next few days.





As we move day by day absorbing and responding to the energies of the planetary cycles, life unfolds.

Astrologically, socially, and personally we are moving through profound times. Consider the value of a recorded reading focused entirely on your personal year ahead.

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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. The aspects under consideration are conjunctions, sextiles, squares, trines, and oppositions. The planets I work with are the Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto.