Looking on the Bright Side

Apple Blossoms

After some lovely warm days earlier in May this past week has been shockingly cold. Everywhere I go and everyone I talk with has had lots of understandable complaints. The sun is so bright, the leaves are so green, the birds are singing, and the flowers are growing with abandon. But, why is it so cold?!

A friend said something yesterday that changed my perspective! “Have you noticed” he asked, “how long the lilacs have lasted this year?” Indeed! I’ll take a few more cold days to extend the lovely aroma of the lilacs by my bedside and on my kitchen table!

My beautiful cat Kairos and I have watched a family of tiny chipmunks exploring the world outside our window. What a sight. There are 6 babies, timidly popping their tiny heads outside a hole right under our window. What an exciting treat for Kairos. Sometimes it feels as though the mother knows she is being watched by a dangerous creature above. How Kairos wants to get at them.

I expect to have a very exciting announcement here on the blog in the next few weeks. Stay tuned.

Penobscot River or Stillwater River?

 A Great Start to the Week

Monday, May 29, 2023

With the Moon still in Virgo this morning, your attention is on how you can help others. Ruled by Mercury, Virgo is the sign of service and self-sufficiency. It asks that we help ourselves and others in an ordinary, close-to-home manner. Knowing you have made someone else’s day a little easier or a little brighter will make you feel good, too.

At 10:51 AM EDT, the Moon enters Libra, highlighting relationships, teamwork, and cooperation for the next few days. Your attentions turn to pleasing others and avoiding conflicts. This is a day to engage in romantic endeavors, diplomatic conversations, socializing, and/or making art.

The Libra Moon makes two pleasant aspects that infuse today with a positive flow of energy. The first is at 11:12 AM EDT when the Moon makes a trine to Pluto in Aquarius. This airy trine amplifies group discourse and the wisdom of crowds. Express your innovative thoughts and ideas and be open to those of others, to benefit all humanity.

At 9:21 PM EDT, the Libra Moon makes a sextile to Mars in Gemini. Sextiles highlight the creative energies of the planets involved. Expect lively conversations and communication with a romantic partner or yourself. If it suits you, stay up late and enjoy this stimulating sextile to the fullest.

Yellow Pansies

Take Action for Delight

Tuesday, May 30, 2023

The Moon remains in the Cardinal Air sign Libra all day. The Cardinal signs (Aries, Cancer, Libra, Capricorn) are ready to take action and make things happen. The Air signs (Gemini, Libra, Aquarius) relate to intellect and ideas. Combined in Libra, these qualities can create difficulty in making decisions. It may feel challenging to act but do so, trusting that you are not making a mistake.
Of course, every sign has its shadow side. In Libra, tact and diplomacy can come across as insincerity or callousness. Frustration and unhappiness exacerbate this. Plan dinner with good friends or someone special, and keep smiling inside and out. Top off the day with pleasure and loving delight.

The beauty of a neighbor’s yard

Enter the Mystery

Wednesday, May 31, 2023

The Moon is in Libra much of today, helping us to connect with others. Represented by the Scales of Justice, Libra helps us see different sides of situations, topics, and conversations. This is a time to listen, learn, and share with an open mind to understanding. Everyone has reasons for their perspectives. Even when we disagree, learn to treat others as you want to be treated—with tolerance and understanding.

You may feel as though a curtain has dropped when the Moon enters Scorpio at 7:45 PM EDT. You have had enough of pleasing others (Libra) and are ready to enter the underground, mysterious world of Scorpio. Emotions and passions run deep, so you may prefer to keep them private for the next few days. Be mindful of others’ need for privacy during this time, too.

The Moon makes a square to Pluto tonight at 8:03 PM EDT. Try to let potential power struggles or dark thoughts pass without acting on them. Instead, crawl into bed early with a flashlight and a thrilling mystery or unconventional romance novel. Or sit up with your partner and enjoy a weird late-night movie that is out of your norm.

The beauty of a neighbor’s yard

Delve Within Your Personal Depths

Thursday, June 1, 2023

The Moon makes its way through the Fixed Water sign of Scorpio today and tomorrow. The Fixed signs (Leo, Taurus, Scorpio, Aquarius) have a reputation for stable, steadfast energy. The Water signs (Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces) are intuitive and emotional. In Scorpio, these form a tenacious energy for detecting and uncovering secrets and mysteries.

Powerful inner contemplation and time spent alone will serve you well. Consider what comprises the deepest structures of your life story. Open your heart to profound change and passion.

When the Moon makes a brief square to Mars at 8:12 AM EDT, you may feel unsettled. Perhaps a secret is being revealed. Shortly after that, when the Moon makes a trine to Saturn in Pisces (8:30 AM EDT), you might discover the information that will solve the mystery. Find the gift as you delve into the depths.


Bleeding hearts

Great Empathy and Compassion

Friday, June 2, 2023

As the Moon continues in Scorpio, you long for intense emotional connections or none at all. When she’s in Scorpio, the Moon tends to be self-protective and not very trusting. It may be difficult to show vulnerability but if you can manage it, you will understand the profound strength developed by doing so. If you are unable to go to such depths with others, time alone may be your best bet.

At 6:42 PM EDT, Venus forms a smooth-flowing trine aspect to Neptune. Venus is the planet that represents personal values of love, money, and connection. Neptune is the planet that dissolves boundaries and encourages us to dream and imagine. When they connect, you may be able to set aside all your worries and concerns as you enjoy feeling a gentle connection to life itself. Allow yourself to experience great empathy and compassion for others.

Apple blossoms

Celebrate Humor and Expansive Vison – Sagittarius Full Moon

Saturday, June 3, 2023

This morning brings a significant shift as the Moon passes into Sagittarius (1:03 AM EDT). This brings more positivity, a lighter tone, and a desire to explore new ideas and pathways forward.

When the Moon moves through light-hearted Sagittarius she offers confidence, expectation, and enthusiasm. The future feels bright as your ideas and thoughts begin to roam toward distant vistas. Consider how much you do not understand about the reality of how others live. Look outside the boundaries of your own life.

Today’s Sagittarius Full Moon occurs at 11:41 PM EDT. Each month, the Full Moon brings us to a time of illumination, celebration, and awareness.

Each Full Moon brings together two cycles. Here we reach the pinnacle of the cycle that began six months ago and the shorter cycle that began two weeks ago.

Regarding the yearly cycle, our awareness stems from the Sagittarius New Moon on November 22, 2022. In the monthly cycle, we gain clarity on what began two weeks ago at the Gemini New Moon (May 19th).

Use this awareness to understand the personal connection between these two times in your life and circumstances. Look to the House in your natal chart that holds Sagittarius for the area of your life that is at the center of this consideration.

Humor and an expansive vision help us to see the silver lining in even the most challenging situations.

The beauty of a neighbor’s yard

WAKE UP – SPEAK UP /Mercury conjunct Uranus

Sunday, June 4, 2023

Wake Up – Speak Up / Mercury conjunct Uranus

Sunday, June 4, 2023

The Moon continues her travels through Sagittarius, and the optimism of yesterday’s Full Moon is still in the air. Sagittarius is the Mutable Fire sign, ever searching for inspiration, growth, and adventure.

When the Moon is in Sagittarius we find ourselves more adaptable than usual and able to shift direction with ease. Higher thinking, vision, and insights are expressed and accepted easily.

At 3:49 PM EDT, Mercury joins with Uranus at 20° of Taurus. This suggests the beginning of an exciting or stressful cycle in the house of your natal chart that holds Taurus. Mercury and Uranus share quick, energetic qualities, while Taurus’ is sturdy and predictable. Ever walked across the sand? This combination can be a bit like that, although you will need to consider the explosive change that is being stirred up under that sand.

What you hear today may move your opinions in a direction you didn’t see coming. Think about Mercury as your mind’s processing unit, and Uranus as the awakener who brings sudden change and the need to go one’s own way. What comes to light today could change your entire trajectory.

Penobscot River or Stillwater River?

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