Starcodes June 19, 2015 Heather Roan Robbins

Like the fruit and burgeoning vegetables around us, it’s time to ripen, to grow personally, rather than run around and try to be efficient. Because we just can’t see clearly this weekend, we’re unusually permeable and processing strong ambient currents of feeling. Like the ripening fruit, we need to provide nourishing circumstances for one another and fertilize healing and growth as Mercury squares Neptune and the Sun enters Cancer on Sunday at 10:37 AM MDT.

Since late April we’ve been under a magical but confusing, sometimes crazy-making square between Mercury and Neptune. This week we’ve also dealt with an energizing Sun-Mars conjunction that has had lethal results. This aspect can make us eloquent, can promote great verbal sparring, but makes it all too easy for irritation to spike quickly into snapping anger, but an anger that doesn’t need to entrench. Together with the Neptune square, this anger can stem from delusion or misunderstanding. Both aspects taper off after this weekend and let us heal and build steadier, saner, momentum in the weeks ahead.

Over the weekend, look west just after Sunset to see a beautiful Venus, Moon, Jupiter conjunction, an aspect that can confer unusual luck and feeling. Let’s let this energy in and open our hearts bigger than our own heart’s ache. Individual relationships can flourish under this aspect or they can suffer from the overflow of our heart which can pour into a surplus of emotional expectations and imaginary projections and bring a melodramatic response. Keep opening the heart wider, with more compassion and acceptance.

Leo rules the heart; this conjunction calls us to our heart chakra. It can crank up our expressive reactions and turn any simple event into Shakespeare in the park, whether a tragedy or comedy is up to us. It can help us turn a real tragedy into an opportunity for radical love.

Venus and Jupiter run together all summer long, we’ll be talking a lot about this extra bounty of the heart– the compassion, creativity, and crimes of passion it can bring– for the next few months. This weekend it hits the spotlight as the Moon joins in. New relationships can spring up, old commitments can feel renewed. Our hearts could stretch into healing camaraderie across racial and social divides. To use this aspect wisely we have to care, to treasure the love we find. Because it turns up the volume of our emotion, this aspect could either mitigate or inflame otherwise difficult aspects of this summer, depending on how we use our emotional surplus.

Under this weekend’s conjunction, our solstice gatherings and arts festivals may be memorably creative. We might as well enjoy this magic because although we want practical changes, the nuts and bolts of them will be challenging through the weekend but get easier towards the end of the week. A bittersweet mood hits late Sunday as both the Sun and Moon leave extroverted signs and turn inwards, the Sun enters Cancer and the Moon enters Virgo a few minutes later, bringing our attention back to our family, back to our memories and our soul’s longing.

Next week brings a wake-up call for some of us. We may feel we’ve woken up from a dream or feel a cloud of uncertainty begin to lift. Whatever we’ve been avoiding or have misunderstood begins to become more transparent, whether we like it or not. If we’re lucky, will be presented with exciting new opportunity, or we may just itch for a break in our normal routine as Mercury finally clears it square to Neptune just as expansive Jupiter trines ingenious Uranus.

Summer solstice gatherings and social events will be memorably creative. Magic is in the air, prayer is strong, though we may feel an urge for more practical change we won’t be very efficient about it for a few more days, our thinking is fuzzy and our practical efforts may be temporarily blocked as Saturn semi-squares Pluto. This aspect can also bring up some interesting debate around the benefits and troubles of a limiting force, like our police force, our military or our personal disciplines. Let’s adjust our expectations to be more in line with our circumstances and make the most of this time.

A bittersweet mood hits later Sunday as summer begins as the Sun and Moon move from two extroverted signs (Gemini and Leo) to two introverted signs (Cancer an Virgo) around noon time. By Sunday night the stars ask us to bring our attention back to our family of choice or origin. Venus forms a challenging, bittersweet, Pluto that leaves our heart a little haunted and aware, longing for more scope or more healing.

Next week we may itch for a break in our normal routine or find an exciting new opportunity presents itself next as Jupiter trines Uranus. Necessity or boredom may be the mother of invention, we can dream up ingenious new ways of solving a problem. Our engineering skills or intuitive abilities can up for any lack of practical common sense. Towards the end of the week with have an opportunity deepen our relationship to ourselves and to one another or have an opportunity to open to new friendships of the soul.

Friday, June 19: Abrupt but friendly, warmhearted but fierce, it’s hard to get out of our own perspective and act with objectivity with the Sun and action-oriented Mars so close together and the Moon in expressive Leo. We may be easily but reasonably ticked off; we need to do something about what bothers us. But as the day progresses and the Moon approaches a conjunction to Venus tonight, our hearts warm up and we’re ready to engage. Creativity and attraction abound, but our swords stay close at hand. This is not a weekend to sit alone on the mountaintop but a time to engage our community wholeheartedly.

Moon enters Leo 12:22 AM, Moon sextile Mercury 1:35 PM, Moon quincunx Neptune 7:11 PM Moon semi-square Mars 11:35 PM,

Saturday, June 20: This serendipitous day may bring magical connections or miracles of compassion or solidarity as the Leo Moon conjuncts Venus, Jupiter, and trines Uranus. We’re not thinking too clearly, maybe it’s the dust of fairy dust in our eyes; the portals between the mundane and the magical thin. Our hearts may ache for something extraordinary and wonderful, something that soothes our soul longing. Given that, we still may not notice what other people need, though we can be gracious and generous when we do notice. Objective observance can be tricky. Dive into life fully tonight.

Moon conjunct Venus 1:58 AM, Moon semi-square Sun to 50 a.m., Moon quincunx Pluto 4:38 AM, Saturn semi-square Pluto 5:44 AM, Moon conjunct Jupiter 2:13 PM, Moon trine Uranus 3:07 PM,

Sunday June 21: Our intention and energy will matter more than the details, but we need to pay attention to the nuts and bolts of what we do as the Moon squares Saturn this morning. Summer begins as the Sun enters self-protective, family-oriented Cancer at 10:37 AM MDT, the Moon enters thoughtful Virgo a few minutes later, and our mood shifts, grows more internal. The energy is pleasant, warm if a bit defensive; our attention comes back from the collective and returns to the personal. Follow up on any opportunity to connect with old friends, family, or with the garden.

Sun quincunx Saturn 12:51 AM, Moon sextile Mars 6:53 AM, Moon squares Saturn 10:09 AM, Sun enters Cancer 10:37 AM, Moon enters Virgo 10:58 AM, Moon sextile Sun 11:00 AM, Venus quincunx Pluto 4:48 PM

Monday, June 22: There’s a fresh, curious if nervous and unrealistic vibe, this morning, which can bring both a desire to start over and a desire to drift away in the hammock on this first full day of summer. The Moon opposes dreamy Neptune today, Mercury squares confusing if inspired Neptune tomorrow, so there’s no point in pushing the river even though the industrious Virgo Moon can ratchet up our to-do list. We may feel so permeable, so aware of the aches and pains of the world. Our crazy may be showing. An ingenious Jupiter-Uranus trine seeds our thoughts and encourages us to make good changes in the long run, so let’s bring that Neptune in imagination and put it to work; what can we heal, grow, invent, or come to know.

Moon square Mercury 4:27 AM, Moon opposed Neptune 6:39 AM, Jupiter trine Uranus 7:46 AM, Moon trine Pluto 4:23 PM.

Tuesday, June 23: We may need a minute to hold still today, to tune into the demands of our inner world, of our prayer life, our empathy, or need to deal with some confusion, lie, or water damage this morning as Mercury squares Neptune. But later the waters received and the fog (mental and physical) begins to clear, and we could see some damage that we only in now realize needs repairing, or have to face a tough reality we have been avoiding. But all this can feed our ingenuity. Midday can be very industrious, let’s just avoid blame and help one another instead.

Moon quincunx Uranus 3:28 AM, Mercury square Neptune 12:08 PM, Mars quincunx Saturn 12:35 PM, Moon sextile Saturn 10:32 PM, Moon square Mars 11:12 PM then VOC, Moon enters Libra 11:40 PM,

Wednesday, June 24: Our defenses can spike in response to anything edgy or abrasive, but we may not want to admit it. Watch for a passive aggressive streak, we both want peacefulness as the Libra Moon squares the Sun and Mars, and need to know we’re safe as Mars enters Cancer. We can turn this impulse to nesting instead of defense, to domestic policy instead of military funding. Note people’s prickles and choose diplomacy; offer a blooming rose instead.

Moon semi-square Venus to 40 9 AM, Moon square Venus 5:02 AM, Chiron retrogrades 5:36 AM, Mars enters Cancer 7:32 AM, Moon semi-square Jupiter 10:40 AM, Moon in conjunct Neptune 7:30 PM, Moon trine Mercury 10:08 PM.

Thursday, June 25: Melancholy drifts amongst the verdant beauty this morning as the Moon challenges Saturn and Pluto, it leaves us tired in the face of some unfairness or worldly challenge. Afternoon brings more support to make creative changes as the Moon sextiles Venus and Jupiter. Gratitude of what we do have can refuel our efforts.

Moon semi-square Saturn 4:47 AM, Moon square Pluto 5:07 AM, Moon sextile Venus 11:15 AM, Moon opposed Uranus 4:20 PM, Moon sextile Jupiter 5:22 PM, then VOC.

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Starcodes June 12 2015 Heather Roan Robbins

( all times MDT)

This week the energy still swirls oddly even as events pick up speed. Mercury, patron saint of communication and modernity, turned direct yesterday but we’re not out of the mental fog yet. Mercury forms a challenging square to confusing Neptune (which turns retrograde today) one more time before it appears to pick up speed at the end of June.

This means we can both finally get those emails sent, yet continue to enjoy this summer’s imaginative Neptunian haze of soggy weather and unusual sensitivity. But we’ve got some cleanup work to do this week to straighten out delays, kinks, or misunderstandings that recently occurred. We may not even know about some of the glitches yet, or some of the crazy thoughts, but we’ll find out as we go along and then can get them sorted.

To help us clear this lingering haze we can call on an undercurrent of impatient brave physicality that kicks in as the Sun conjuncts energizing Mars while Mercury forms an irritatingly urgent semi-square with Uranus on Sunday. We want to get on with our life, may be ready to pivot or change direction and can easily get irritable about delays, as well as about the quirks of the human psyche (including our own). But let’s just chill and deal with it; an accepting attitude with wry, humorous patience can help us release the snags and keep the momentum going.

After a softer Friday, we turn into an interestingly pivotal weekend rife with nervous energy and quirky timing. Pleasantly quick dialogue or potentially sharp-edged debate hovers over deeper questions about security, work, and life-purpose as we wait for the tide to turn and ready our ships to sail out.

Saturn retrogrades back into Scorpio for the summer and asks us to get to some older unfinished business that affects our security, our work, our bones and teeth and the structure of our lives. It can help us put building blocks in the right place so we can really begin to build, whether we’re building our work or a shed in the back yard.

Early next week we can get started on a new chapter, and then may get distracted by personal issues or need more time for introspection or healing time than we’d like, but we can pick up momentum by the end of the week.

We may still feel Mercury is retrograde until it clears the last of three confusing squares to Neptune (May 9, May 29, and June 23) right around the summer solstice. The energy still swirls and will occasionally bring up our uncertainties, our confusion, self-doubts, drifting dreams, unusual sensitivity to beauty, and whiffs of depression. Our imagination needs time to explore and express, or it can interfere with our life. But this aspect, combined with a strong ongoing trine between bountiful Jupiter and electrical Uranus can bring some truly innovative, out-of-the box solutions. Major decisions or technological innovations made now (but maybe not announced for months) could open portals for a long time to come.

Friday, June 12: Morning is slow and sensual as the Moon enters Taurus and Neptune turns retrograde. Midday is perfect for sitting in a hammock, but can be frustrating to follow through on new projects; we are still spinning our wheels and working through the fog. In the afternoon, persistence can help us return phone calls and tie up loose ends. Tonight we may feel ambiguous about being sociable, but can appreciate getting out of the house and being somewhere new, as long as we’re not too far out of our comfort zone. Though we may feel a little argumentative mid-evening, we can drift more contentedly late tonight.

Neptune retrograde 3:07 AM, Moon enters Taurus 8:16 AM, Moon square Venus 8:11 PM, Moon semi-square Mars 8:36 PM

Saturday, June 13: It’s a sweet day for a graduation or other rituals of completion; we can feel the road behind this and the road ahead and may need to stand exactly where we are. Keep a steady pace through the day, don’t rush anyone. Evening is brings out our sybaritic quality, and evening to eat pesto and melon and other delights under the stars to flirt and debate under the stars as Venus semi-squares Mars and the Moon squares Jupiter. Like a rubber band that snaps back after being stretched thin, we may be resonating emotionally and say strange things. Note the release, and let go of the story.

Moon sextile Neptune 1:03 AM, Moon trine Pluto 9:37 AM, Moon square Jupiter 4:06 PM then VOC, Venus semi-square Mars 9:29 PM,

Sunday, June 14: This could be a pivotal day as the Sun conjuncts Mars. Our road may turn because either we are complete and ready to strike out on a new road, or circumstances are shifting around us and the road curves anyway. The energy is nervy, edgy; talk it out, but sort anxiety from reality and invoke a good sense of humor. Long-term questions about work and purpose are raised. The mood changes after dinner and becomes more erratic, irreverent, and excitable as the Moon conjunct’s Mercury.

Mercury semi-square Uranus 5:19 AM, Sun conjunct Mars 9:56 AM, Moon enters Gemini 11:50 AM, Moon oppose Saturn 11:52 AM, Saturn retrogrades into Scorpio 6:35 PM, Moon conjunct Mercury 8:26 PM

Monday, June 15: And now what: that is the question of the day. Use this softer, funny, short attention span day to do some interpersonal soothing and healing. Our taste may be enthusiastic but questionable so avoid long-term aesthetic decisions. Repair, reconnect, and catch up. Tend to relationships and let people coast. The conversation is important, the decision isn’t ready.

Moon sextile Venus 3:38 AM, Moon square Neptune 4:58 AM, Moon sextile Jupiter 9:04 PM, Moon sextile Uranus 11:42 PM, Sun semi-square Venus at 11:31 PM.

Tuesday, June 16: The new Moon at 8:05 AM starts a new cycle in outreach, communiqués, and public relations. What do we need to announce? Launch ideas this afternoon though don’t be surprised if they don’t coalesce until after the Moon enters Cancer around dinner time, a good time to check our gut intuition. Help people feel safe and comfortable tonight, and watch the spirit open.

Venus in conjunct Neptune 12:20 AM, Moon conjunct Mars 7:05 AM, Moon square Venus 8:02 AM, Moon conjunct the Sun 8:05 AM then VOC, Moon enters Cancer 4:50 PM

Wednesday, June 17: Let’s not let a passing cloud of self-consciousness convince us that we need to throw up our defenses. Be introspective, not touchy: look for the empowering answers within. Use imagination; envision a difference and share the dream as the Moon trines Neptune- or live the dream, and coast. Slow down and honor a wave of empathic emotion tonight as the Moon opposes Pluto.

Moon trine Neptune 10:40 AM, Moon opposed Pluto 7:42 PM

Thursday, June 18: Morning may be cranky or unsettled as the Moon squares Uranus. We can just feel edgy or out of sorts, or need to fix little things that nibble away at our contentment. Digestion can be touchy today and people may not be able to digest what we want to tell them. So speak with kindness rather than reaction. People may be a bit serious, but in a more proactive solution-oriented mood tonight.

Moon square Uranus 5:23 AM, Moon semi-square Mercury 7:49 AM, Moon trine Saturn 11:52 PM

 

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Starcodes June 5 2015  Heather Roan Robbins

On these lovely late spring evening we can look up at the evening sky and see the ark of our solar system. Notice Venus glowing close to the Western horizon, Jupiter a little farther north the waxing Moon with Saturn nearby glowing brightly towards the east directly opposite the Sun. Let’s take the moment to commune with our little corner of the galaxy.

For these last few weeks, all can be lovely when we hold still and have time to share our thoughts, to putter, or further our craft. Float on a hammock or by a beach. Find something to celebrate with close family. Take the time to explore an idea and chew on it, poke at it, think about the variables, run it by others and let it take shape.

But anything else might not have been so easy. Communication glitches, mood swings that can take us way inside one minute and then restlessly social the next, as both emotions and weather conditions had soggy moments. Serious concerns needed attending just as one felt least efficient as Mars, the Sun, and Mercury all opposed muscle- building Saturn and squared diffusing, confusing Neptune. Which produced the spiritual or soul longing that can itch at the soul and take the savor out of practical chores.

But this pattern begins to change. The human story picks up speed this weekend. Friendly, creative Venus enters Leo this morning, trines Saturn over the weekend (moves towards a conjunction with Jupiter and a trine with Uranus in the weeks ahead) and brings a new urge to leave our cave and socialize. It can spark romance and give us an urgent desire to be to be seen and appreciated. Our creative process and artistic expression wakes up.

Though we still need to be patient for the moment, we may think we’ve let our beloveds know what we need and either may have not got the message across clearly, or clash with their own emotional needs, and no one feels heard. So clarify the message, be patient, listen, and take turns. Ignore people (both beloveds and clients) at peril.

We get more energy and a restless urge to be proactive and get on with our work even with Mercury retrograde as active Mars sextiles Jupiter on Friday and sextiles Uranus on Monday. Watch the news for tangentially difficult military action, or cheerfully hostile statements. A sextile brings a gentle nudge, can give us a little bit more competitive edge little bit more interest in getting off out of the hammock and into the garden. These aspects can help us coordinate our efforts to rebuild after floods the natural disasters or take romance from theoretical to manifest. But we can try to push the river ahead of schedule, before they’re really ripe. So let’s get started, but go slow enough to listen and respect the needs of the project. Timing and pacing will make a world of difference.

This is this will be especially important towards the end of the week as impatience meets obstacles. The Moon enters proactive, jump-the-gun Aries, just as Mercury stations or appears to hold still, semi-square erratic Uranus, just before it turns direct late on Thursday. He we can rush and barrel straight into a wall. Feel the revving engines and watch the road. Rein in arguments, rein in anger. Next week we get a green light, though some cleanup work to do. Get ready to run with the ball in late June; Mercury has one more square to Neptune, then comes out of its shadow and helps us build momentum as the month ends.

Friday, June 5: Overnight our minds can churn over our conundrums or review worst-case scenarios which can leave us feeling restive or ticked off this morning. We may be aware how our personal needs have upstaged our professional needs, or uncover another layer of the work we have to do as the Sun quincunx Pluto. The mood lightens as Venus enters Leo midday and brings a certain excitement and emotional urgency. Which can turn into competence and good preparations as Mars sextiles Jupiter afternoon and the Moon enters social connected Aquarius this evening. It’s a great evening for community gatherings; we may want more or want to hog our moment in the spotlight, but the evening is about group dynamics.

Moon square Uranus 4:53 AM, Venus enters Leo 9:32 AM, Moon set me square Neptune 2:05 PM then VOC, Sun quincunx Pluto 5:31 PM, Mars sextiles Jupiter 5:38 PM, Moon enters Aquarius 11:01 PM,

Saturday, June 6: Look for beauty from the past: antiques, reclaimed vegetation, or a dear old friend circling back from the mists of memory as Venus trines Saturn. Otherwise, it’s all about the community and the joy and responsibilities that we’ve us into community. If we’re feeling lonely, let’s find a group to help out, mix politics, art, and sociability as Venus trines Saturn and the Moon trines Mercury. Afternoon can bring unusual quirks of conversation, apparently random meanings that may have profound effect as Mercury quintiles Jupiter. Early evening the conversation wanders, but grows more serious later on.

Moon opposed Venus 12:01 AM, Venus trine Saturn 12:23 AM, Moon trine Mercury 8:34 AM, Mercury quintile Jupiter 2:27 PM, Moon quintile Saturn tonight,

Sunday, June 7: If we can rest up and free flow today, let’s do so. The energy meanders and doesn’t coalesce easily. It’s a good day to have iced tea in the shade and ponder how to fix the world. Watch the extra advice; we can pontificate easily and insensitively. Keep expectations low and let the wells refill.

Moon trine Sun 2:57 AM, Moon opposed Jupiter 5:05 AM, Moon trine Mars 6:31 AM, Moon sex tiles Uranus 8:30 AM then VOC.

Monday, June 8: The mood is sensitive, dreamy, but not particularly focused for a Monday morning as the Pisces Moon squares Saturn, and even more fuzzy as it conjuncts Neptune tonight. Divination, gardening, design, therapy, anything where we can tune into our sensitive perceptions, sort them from our imagination and use them consciously, will further. If feelings are hurt, check for misunderstandings first.

Moon enters Pisces at 2:16 AM, Moon squares Saturn 3:01 AM, Moon square Mercury at 10:40 AM, Sun sextiles Jupiter 3:55 PM, Moon conjunct Neptune 6:56 PM

Tuesday, June 9: We get the gas in the breaks the same time while Mars sextiles Uranus and revs us up, gives us the desire to make things happen or force changes, just as frustratingly slow Mercury blends with a tender VOC Pisces Moon and leaves us drifting. Work around obstacles rather than try to work through them. Do not fault people (or self) for their temporary lack of ambition. Use ingenuity to solve problems already present rather than go looking for new ones.

Mars sextiles Uranus at 1:29 AM, Moon sextiles Pluto 3:36 AM, Moon square Sun 9:41 AM, Moon square Mars 12:08 PM, then VOC

Wednesday, June 10: We may feel an urgent need to do something, anything (or a boss may feel that for us) as the Moon enters Aries and trines Venus and Saturn while the Sun approaches Mars, all while Mercury appears to hold still. We have to make it a dance; with patience and attention we can harness this restlessness and do preliminary work. We can tackle a pile that’s been staring us in the face and finally deal with it. We just have to be careful not to tackle one another, as it may be tempting. This morning, breathe through interrupted communication and an urgency to say something we may regret. Our tact improves midday as Mercury sextiles Venus. We are encouraged to look for a change of scene this afternoon as the Sun sextiles Uranus.

Mercury square Uranus 12:51 AM, Moon enters Aries 5:13 AM, Moon trine Saturn 5:44 AM, Mercury sex tiles Venus 6:51 AM, Moon sex tiles Mercury 1:03 PM, Moon trine Venus 1:32 PM, Sun sextile Uranus 3:30 PM,

Thursday, June 11: Morning is twitchy; others just don’t do what we want. Generous intent returns midday, but the blustery winds of the soul race and swirl in place rather than gather momentum until Mercury turns direct late this afternoon. Drive carefully and keep a weather eye out for storms or stormy people. Straighten out problems and misunderstandings on the spot, and reach out to reconnect tonight.

Moon trine Jupiter 12:13 PM, Moon set me square Mercury 2:28 PM, Moon conjunct Uranus 2:44 PM, Moon sextile Sun 4:22 PM, Mercury turns direct 4:32 PM, Moon sextiles Mars 5:42 PM

 

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Starcodes May 29 2015   Heather Roan Robbins

( times listed are MDT)

Strange feeling swirl. Our efforts at communication can be both magical and way off base. Wild weather challenges transportation in many parts of the country. Our minds drift to our strangest hopes and fears or wander into moments of irritability and forgetfulness. Plagues of rabid bats roam the land. Well, not that last one; we can’t blame everything on Mercury retrograde, even if it is in its own nervy sign of Gemini, conjunct Mars and the Sun, and all square confusing, soggy Neptune, a pattern which can make this retrograde cycle (May 20-June 13) feel even more retrograde than usual.

What a wonderful time to write fiction, if we can tell fiction from reality, though reality itself might be plenty strange. Or we may just drift and putter. We can get lost in a bog of memories or chew on them for more understanding or just for the emotional high of intense feelings. But the theories we develop now about what actually happened can be layered with our own projection or self-doubt. Let memories surface, and let them flow away; our understanding of them will probably be distorted and our desire to hold onto them may really speak of a need for a break from the present. By the end of the week we have an opportunity to turn a corner towards the future.

This lineup (Mercury retrograde conjunct Mars and the Sun, all square Neptune) does call for some time out, time to work on project we love, time to read a book that takes us far away, or meander through the woods from the joy of our heart. Though it’s probably not a good idea to tune out and step off the grid completely. We can think erratically and speak sharply, and may need to stay involved enough to modify specious decisions being made in the body politic or at the family dinner table. Let’s be direct and honest, keep to the point, but avoid sweeping statements (we will regret them) and consider the consequences of our words.

We need this time out, but we need also to not drop the ball on important plans that are unfolding for the rest of the summer. So let’s see if we can take a few days here and there, a few hours every day to dwell in those other realms between the worlds, renew, revive, heal, and imagine. And also bring our attention every day to the details that need follow through to manifest the great plans unfolding later the summer.

Long longer trips may actually go more smoothly, especially trips back home, but local transportation can get snarled easily, keep an eye on weather and construction paths this Mercury retrograde. Electronic communication can have its quirks and force us to upgrade, but what looks like a problem at the beginning could bring a real improvement.

We may waft slowly through Friday in a hazy or confused mood as Mercury squares Neptune. The Moon then enters Scorpio for the weekend as the Sun squares Neptune and keeps us deep in our inner world. We can tap into deep pools of feeling, combine Gemini expressiveness and Scorpio’s ability to drill deep, and feel wafting existential loneliness underneath socially fluid Gemini. The combination can produce great music and empowered artwork, because we long to find soul expression.

We can have funny conversations about terribly dark and deep things, find unusual ways of helping one another, but may go back and forth between needing to be with people, and needing to be alone. Let’s make sure all of our needs are met. This energy can also be highly flirtatious and intense, with old loves and one night stands recycling; just don’t make the same mistake twice.

Next week brings a full Moon in Sagittarius rife with possibilities and nervous energy, and possible grand snafus along the way. It first sets off a grand a T-square in the morning (as it opposes the Sun, Merc, Mars combo and squares Neptune) then a grand trine the evening (when it trines Jupiter and Uranus). This full Moon in Sagittarius can restlessly dislodge us from old ruts, it asks us where we want to go and can opens up opportunities to get there. It can mark a turning point away from some sadness or failure in the past, where it may have been hard to see our options, and now offers glimpses of fresh roads opening up. We can use this full Moon to let go of an old obsession, habit, or relationship that has been draining our hearts and begin the search for more fertile fields.

Be kind to nerves and nervy people. Because of the cross-currents involved on this full Moon, we can feel scattered or pulled in many directions, feel one of every possible emotion, or feel confused as we stand at some interior crossroads. It’s a good time to support empaths and people whose psyches are frayed. On a practical level we may see crossed wires or crossed signals, arguments around education and foreign-policy, and water damage to transportation; all these bring an opportunity to take a deep breath and open our minds and hearts a little wider, and work a way around the problem.

The week ends on a more competent Capricorn Moon that might get a little cranky but can help us refocus our efforts.

Friday, May 29: Soggy conditions, overstimulated imagination, fuzzy thinking; our mind and heart can feel bogged down as Mercury squares Neptune this morning. The Moon in friendly Libra encourages us to socialize and connect, but we may just be a little irritable around the edges. Watch out for accidents and change of plans this morning, just stay aware as the Moon opposes Uranus. Kindness helps around awkwardness or relationship wobbles midafternoon as the Moon squares Venus, though our intentions will probably be good. Afternoon, if we can quit work early let’s do it’s not a focused organize time; social conversation might more productive than trying to keep our nose to the grindstone. Just watch the commentary as feelings can get hurt when we think we’re just being witty.

Mercury square Neptune 1 AM, Moon opposed Uranus 6:17 AM, Moon square Venus to 20 p.m. then Moon VOC

Saturday, May 30: Dark and light, deep and shallow, this day runs with extremes as the Moon enters focused and intense Scorpio while the Sun conjuncts Mercury in nervy Gemini. Feel the need to communicate but at the same time a deep need for privacy. Share where people are open, and respect “do not enter” signs. Come together for a cause or purpose; our short-term concentration is strong, we do well with a sense of purpose. Evening brings an opportunity to dream as the Moon trines Neptune. Notice what’s going on underneath the words.

Moon enters Scorpio 3:33 AM, Sun conjunct’s Mercury 10:55 AM-8° Gemini, Moon trine Neptune 10:30 PM,

Sunday, May 31: Lots of strong emotions but very little clarity this morning as the Sun squares Neptune. Let it be a meditation. Feel for that deep connection with spirit, the doors will be unusually open and the rest of life could be too confusing. Watch out for problems with liquids, water, things that flow. Take a flood seriously, and don’t be surprised by a flood of tears or laughter. A generous streak helps midday moves into healing opportunity tonight.

Sun square Neptune 7:07 AM, Moon square Jupiter 11:30 AM, Moon trine Chiron 8:26 PM,

Monday, June 1: Morning is a little slow and preoccupied, our thoughts still linger over personal emotional concerns of the weekend but we can find room to be compassionate with one another as the Moon trines Venus. Just watch for people’s prickly defenses, honor their personal space and rhythm. The momentum picks up this afternoon as the Moon enters more upbeat Sagittarius but circles back to serious plans, vows, and thoughtful moments as the Moon conjunct Saturn.

Moon trine Venus 5:01 AM, then Moon VOC, Moon enters Sagittarius 12:39 PM, Moon conjunct Saturn 4:20 PM.

Tuesday, June 2: It was the worst of days; it was the best of days. The Sagittarius Moon forms a confusing, nervous making, intriguing and mysterious T-square as it opposes Mercury, Sun and Mars all now in Gemini (from 8 to 12°) and all of these square Neptune (at 9° Pisces). At the best of this we can feel at one with the whole world. At the worst we can feel scattered and at odds with the whole world, or at least a little fried along the way. Unusual honesty is available and so are misunderstandings perpetuated in the name of honesty. When in doubt, it may help to be quiet, and listen with the intuitive nature instead of the very busy mind. At its peak midday we can feel pulled in many directions, but some of those pulls could be through unexpected opportunities. Choose to turn down a healthier road to more fertile territory. Tonight the energy shifts out of the uncomfortable T-square into a an easier, more exciting grand trine; the energy still buzzes but can bring a more lighthearted or optimistic direction.

Moon opposed Mercury to 20 7 AM, Moon square Neptune 6:37 AM, Moon 18° Sagittarius opposes Sun 18° Gemini at 10:18 AM, Moon opposed Mars 4:30 PM, Moon trine Jupiter 7:31 PM, Moon trine Uranus 11:58 PM

Wednesday, June 3: Conversation is scattershot, everybody can be a little ADD, but let’s honor the urge to contact or communicate and build on common ideas and interests. When we work together we become more mobile and resilient through some interesting glitches. Afternoon is more disjointed; it may take a lot of attention to follow through on our work. Expect an urge to escape the countryside and let human concerns float away until evening when the Moon enters Capricorn and sharpens our focus but can bring in a dour edge.

Moon square Chiron 3:28 AM, Moon quintile Neptune 2:56 PM then VOC, moon enters Capricorn 6:50 PM

Thursday, June 3: It’s a good day for practical meetings with the purpose. We can get people to work together for specific issues, but it may take extra work and planning. We have to balance the need to plan and track carefully, with a need to relax and accept the fact that we’re not completely in control and things just won’t flow like we hoped. What seems natural may be blocked, and we have to hack a solution or work around the obstacles. Tonight brings a layer of emotional depth, and an opportunity to invalidate or validate our relationships, with the natural outcomes ensuing. Proceed thoughtfully.

 

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Starcodes     May 22, 2015  Heather Roan Robbins

We may all have our own personal version of Memorial Day this weekend as tender Venus in emotional Cancer opposed Pluto last night to stir our heart and retrograde Mercury brings our minds back to stories from the past. We may be painfully aware of the water that has flowed under our bridge and flowed away and need to honor an end of an era, a loss, a tough change, or loneliness– before we can shift gears as Venus squares Uranus later in the week, and celebrate summer’s life.

Not all is gloomy though, the surface energy can be light, witty and chattering, if a bit pointed, the Sun, Mars, and retrograde Mercury run together in verbal Gemini, a sign that encourages us to mind-map instead of outline, to synthesize rather than think sequentially.

This chatting may skim across the surface and give us a little privacy, or it can act as social lubrication and allow us to process stuff that is working on us at a far deeper level. Which we may need, because this weekend’s Venus-Pluto opposition can leave our hearts aching and wondering with emotional self-doubts or longing for missing places and people that once fed us.  Or it can just leave us a little moody and depressed, able to empathize with those who are going through so much. Wild weather, earth changes, and end of term have shifted the world around some of us, and Mercury retrograde may have put on hold plans or complicated our life with logistical tangles.

Friday asks us to be serious and catch up with unfinished work, check in with people who have authority over us, and prepare as the Sun opposes Saturn.  But the Moon enters Leo in the afternoon and starts that holiday feeling competing with these darker and deeper memories. Sunday the Leo Moon conjunct Jupiter beautifully in the night sky and encourages bounty, generosity, and a full picnic basket. It’s a good weekend to let community refill our wells.

Monday we may feel crosscurrents or be pulled in several directions as the Moon enters Virgo while Venus squares Uranus and Mars squares Neptune. Keep an eye on difficult people or military action in the news, and don’t echo that across the dinner table. There may be an unsettled, nervy quality about the day but most of us can channel this into home improvement projects

Legal matters further this week, it’s a good time to investigate an old crime or mistake and repair old wrongs or uncover a truth that was hidden. But we don’t need to do this at home; avoid the tendency to unproductively excavate the past in relationships or dredge up every time they ever committed the petty crime that’s now driving one nut. Speak up, but stay in the present, and stay very open to the idea that there is two-sided to this story.

Midweek we can feel rather critical as Mercury conjuncts Mars, but may not have the whole picture. So let’s not be too hard on others and ourselves but use this sharp-edged mind to get work done, refine the work already in progress and problem solve. Just keep checking and don’t go off half-cocked based on a misunderstanding. It won’t be pretty, and misunderstandings are way too common under Mercury retrograde. Be extra careful driving as impatience, misinformation, and lack of judgement can cause a pile-up. The week ends on a more emotionally connected, upbeat mood as the sociable Libra Moon trine the Sun.

Friday, May 22: Lingering moods from recent events or last night’s dreams can leave us tender and deep within this morning. Life may seem full of tough choices and strange twists of fate. Midday our efficiency wanders; it takes will power to finish up unfinished business and prepare for a holiday weekend. But that festive Moon picks up towards the end of the workday as the Moon enters extroverted Leo.  The need to de-stress and relax can make us all a bit loud and self-centered this evening- friendly and warm, but easily ticked off with anything in our way. And maybe feeling our age. Support one another helpfully, and we all get where we need to go faster.

Moon Vic, Moon enters Leo at 3:42 PM, Moon trine Saturn 6:51 PM, Sun opposed Saturn 7:34 PM

Saturday, May 23: The harder life has been lately, the more we need a moment to renew. Today is perfect day off, meander, renew by listening to a soul’s wants, and indulge. If work needs to be done, get creative as the Moon conjuncts Jupiter.  It’s a tough day to try and stay efficient or travel quickly; keep the schedule loose, expansive, and with room for serendipity. Let that beautiful Moon– Jupiter conjunction pour into the heart tonight.

Moon conjunct Jupiter 10:05 PM

Sunday, May 24: It’s another low-efficiency, high sociability day, though a bit more ready to shift, experiment, explore.  We continue to be generally friendly, generous, but self-absorbed, as it’s time to return to self and fill the wells. Don’t expect others to guess what we need or leave their patterns for ours, and do try to honor the needs of others and take turns with needs met. Or the stubborn streak can cause a problem.

Moon trine Uranus at 4:49 AM, then VOC

Monday, May 25: Make a difference as the Moon enters industrious and nervy Virgo and lengthens our to-do list. Venus squares Uranus makes us itch for change, just do not try to change one another. If our situation has been either unusually uncomfortable or especially lovely lately, it may be tempting to make sudden leap sideways or to rail against one another and list everything others have done wrong. But it will be a lot more productive to deal with the issue directly in front of us and wait a few weeks, until Mercury is direct to make long term decisions. Better to put our existential discontent to good use. Move furniture and flowerbeds, talk about healthy changes in relationship, work on desired cultural changes.  Declare a self-improvement program. Sketch the tattoo, but wait to make it happen.

Moon enters Venus to 50 1 AM, Moon squares Saturn 5:47 AM, Venus square Uranus at 11:09 AM, Moon squares Sun 11:18 AM, Mars square Neptune 5:38 PM, Moon opposed Neptune 10:32 PM, Moon square Mars 10:51 PM

Tuesday, May 26: Stay calm through some early morning scrambling as the Moon squares Mercury and Pluto. Follow the details today; this is not a big-picture day, but one built on one small change after another. If we think too far ahead, our details fall through the cracks and we get overwhelmed. People may be cranky as they try to catch up, but the work landscape is shifting sands, always changing, and so a sense of accomplishment may be hard to find. That does not mean we are not getting anywhere- all these details are necessary.  Fix, repair, confirm. Reorganize.

Moon square Mercury 1:42 AM, Moon square Pluto 9:36 AM, Moon opposed Chiron 9:49 PM, then Moon VOC

Wednesday, May 27: We may be pressed for decisions today, but let’s not be pushed into an unripe or unnecessary one.  Watch for a sudden, irrational act. Bravely explore possibilities as Mercury conjuncts Mars, but keep the decisions short term, what we’ll do this week, not this year. We may need to do surgery, to cut out something unnecessary, or to bark, to firmly set a limit- but don’t need to bite or get mean.  Say no more than necessary, we think we’re saying it like it is—but with Mercury retrograde there is a good chance we only have part of the picture and will have to eat our words later.   Judicious honesty in the morning can lead to a healing, understanding, and righting of an old wrong or imbalance later as Venus trines Chiron and the Moon enters egalitarian Libra.

Mercury conjunct Mars at 4:36 AM, Venus trine Chiron 1:45 PM, Moon enters Libra 3:42 PM

Thursday, May 28: We can find our equilibrium again today, though may have to send out a search party. Make peace. Balance the composition, as the Libra Moon trines the Sun, Mercury and Mars. This helps us balance opposing needs and find healthy compromise, and maybe admit we might really love one another.

Moon trine Sun 5:31 AM, Moon trine Mercury 12 PM Moon trine Mars 3:24 PM, Moon square Pluto 10:10 PM

 

 

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Starcodes May 15, 2015  Heather Roan Robbins

It’s a good time to return, return to ones we have loved before, return to a place that holds our heart, or return to a project we once put on hold as Mercury retrogrades for the next three weeks.

The past whispers to us and it’s time to take a break. Whatever we’re in the midst of doing may either be put on hold while we deal with a sidebar, another agenda other than our usual, this week while Mercury retrogrades, Venus opposes Pluto, and Mars opposes Saturn.

Mercury retrogrades (May 18-June 11) in its own nervy sign of Gemini, which both makes this Mercury retrograde cycle easier, because we can stay more articulate and verbal, and more difficult because all things mercurial may be unusually challenging. Mercury is further energized and scrambled by a square with confusing if inspired Neptune- which perfected last week, retrogrades back to perfect again May 29th, and hits again going forward on June 23.  Our memory, practical logistics, understanding what another person really meant underneath the words, planning, methods of communication and transportation, all may take extra ingenuity and attention for the next three weeks.

But at least will be able to talk about it. We can get lost in our imaginary world, though our spiritual life and creative process can blossom as long as we take care of our practicalities safely.  Conversation can be light and easy, though our thoughts may be troubled with memories and we may have trouble speaking in order and can forget the punchline of our jokes. Transportation could get confusing but can be an interesting adventure.

Mercury retrograde is most difficult at the turning points because Mercury is the planet of movement, and seems to resist even appearing to hold still. So really watch your p’s and q’s, your emails and your keys right around May 18 and June 11 and a few days on either side. After Mercury turns direct we begin to untangle our problems and beaten build momentum for the future, but we won’t be up to full speed and tell June 27, when we leave the shadow on the others. (See starcodes.wordpress.com/mercury-retrograde for more info)

As the weekend begins, handle life one minute at a time. Mars opposes serious Saturn, so this won’t be a frivolous time; we’ve got serious concerns or memories that need work, from our own recent past or from the depths of history.

The weekend centers around an earthy, warm, steady, if territorial Taurus new Moon. Things start to get screwy on Monday as Mercury retrogrades in Gemini under a Gemini Moon and energy begins to swirl in place. It is helpful to go back and finish unfinished conversations or pursue lines of inquiry we started earlier throughout the rest of the week. Venus, now in introspective and sensitive Cancer, can leave us more self- protective and introverted than usual, even on a bright Sunny spring day.

The mood grows bittersweet as creative Venus approaches an opposition to Pluto at the end of the week. We may be tempted to wallow with our ghosts; we’re reminded that to love risks losing, we may remember a disaster or note a concern for the future. This aspect reminds us to treasure what we do have, who we do love. Much that was lost can be found, but let’s not obsess about the past; instead, honestly process, compost, and prepare to rebuild.

Friday, May 15: Just a touch of attitude; Independence, bravery, enthusiasm, rebellion, and pugnaciousness are instigated by the Aries Moon as it trines Jupiter and conjuncts Uranus, just as Mars opposes Saturn and makes us even more resistant to systems. But our willful nature may be curtailed by our responsibilities, well-earned discipline, or a need to develop relationships with people whose authority we respect. So find a balance between independence and mutual responsibility. Don’t feel like it’s such an either- or opportunity. Give an earthy wildness some room to roam tonight, magic is afoot.

Mars opposed Saturn at 12:02 AM, Moon square Pluto at 12:43 AM, and Moon conjunct Uranus at 6:03 AM, then VOC

Saturday, May 16: The waning Taurus Moon and Venus trine Neptune pluck our heartstrings and encourage us to appreciate our surroundings and take gentle pragmatic action towards making our world feel more beautiful and peaceful. Whether we are gardening, creating, tiptoeing through the tulips or working in compassionate action, it is time to carry through an idea and gentle our world. Evening is cuddly and sensual, though we may be feeling a little bit more emotionally vulnerable than we admit.

Moon enters Taurus at 1:02 AM, Venus trine Neptune 12:48 PM,

Sunday, May 17: What appears lazy may instead be slow and steady in the body, and nervously quick in the mind. A day to either lazily putter in the garden or in other ways connect with the earth. Memories of old incidents which brought out our Taurus– our fondness, our possessiveness,  territoriality, our acquisitiveness, our ability to nurture– may come up for review; are these seeds we want to nurture or experiences from the past we need to plow under an release. History sits close with us before the Taurus new Moon at tonight. So do our hungry senses.

Moon square Jupiter at 1:44 AM, Moon trine Pluto at 2:37 AM, Moon conjunct Sun at 11:13 PM, then VOC

Monday, May 18: It’s a day of paradoxes; the new Moon begins new cycles but Mercury stationary in Gemini asks us to pause, hold still, think again and look for what we are missing. We’ll need some structure to our day, but frustrations pile up if we stick to a tight schedule.  So co-create the day with fate. If communication gets really haywire, plans misdirect, or we feel like we’re running around in circles, let’s hold still a minute, and move out of frantic Gemini mind to center down in the heart to proceed. Odd wisdom is found underneath.

Moon enters Gemini at 3:27 AM, Moon opposed Saturn at 6:49 AM, Moon conjunct Mars at 11:25 AM, Mercury retrograde 7:49 PM, Moon square Neptune 8:02 PM

Tuesday, May 19: The slower we go, the more likely we are to succeed. Watch a tendency to rev up and then end up running late from missed signals and other snafus. Stay closely in touch with one another and if unexpected delays occur, look around for the silver lining; talk to strangers and look for a surprise opportunity. Return to the scene if in mind only) of early joy, and reconnect with what worked. Catch up with one another in ourselves, and engage the unexpected twists of fortune.

Moon conjunct Mars at 2:06 AM Moon square Chiron 3:52 PM, then VOC

Wednesday, May 20: We may be a little self-protective shy or risk-averse, though that may come off as prickly or diffident as the Moon enters more tenderhearted Cancer.  It would feel good to be home and safe and out of the fray. For those of us that need to engage the world, let’s stay centered and keep our heart open but not lean into or invade other people’s space. Invite them to connection, but hold our own heart. Where we connect, we can find unusual imagination tenderness as the Moon approaches are trying to Neptune. The artistic muse can speak clearly if we give her time and supplies; help other people see the vision. Tonight we may need to mull over questions of purpose and relevance.

Moon enters Cancer 7:55 AM, Moon square the nodes at 9:33 PM

Thursday, May 21: Our feelings could be all over the place. So may be the flotsam of our life; it’s so easy to drop stuff and scatter all over the floor. The mood is funny (in the morning) jumpy, disconnected, retrospective and anxious, and a bit of an emotional puddle as the Sun enters restless Gemini and the Moon conjunct Venus in emotional Cancer as both opposed Pluto. We may feel like were standing at a crossroads and need to let go of a layer of the past in order to embrace future possibilities. After deep moods midday as the Moon opposes Pluto we could feel at loose ends and be tempted to change things too fast to be productive as the Moon squares Uranus.  Stay connected to the heart to make evening a healing time as the Moon trines Chiron.

Moon trine Neptune at 1:32 AM, Sun enters Gemini 2:44 AM, Moon conjunct Venus at 11:06 AM, Moon opposes Pluto at 11:50 AM, Moon square Uranus 6:36 PM, Venus opposes Pluto at 7:56 PM, Moon trine Chiron 10:42 PM

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Starcodes April 24, 2015 Heather Roan Robbins

This is a rich and fertile week to garden our life and plant what we want to grow. The Sun, Mercury, and Mars in earthy Taurus loan us stability, fruitfulness, steadiness, and a longing for stability. We just may not move as fast as we’d like. Nor be able to change our minds very easily.

These planets encourage us to root deep or build in place, so we may not be feeling as portable or flexible as usual. Once were in motion we can stay in motion, but it can feel really good to nestle under a favorite tree, and once someone snuggles into a recliner, don’t expect them to budge. Nasty habits and bad politics, weeds of all kinds can also take root, so let’s tend our garden carefully.

To offer a counterpoint, Venus now in mutable Gemini imparts a bit more emotional versatility and helps us keep the conversation going. But please don’t overload or hurry us right now, or ask us to spread our efforts out too thinly, just let us carry on in a steady rhythm.

If we don’t have ground to garden or work that produces, we can get depressed and irritated this week. Uncertainty can make us unusually uncomfortable, but if that’s where we are, we need to be patient and invest in smaller and more doable steps that clear our mind and can grow into a larger project. We can also scatter seeds, water them all, and over the summer weed out efforts that aren’t working and fertilize the ones that are.

Early next brings an industrious, introspective time, great for analyzing, plowing through a chunk of work, or just plain plowing. Just make sure the analysis is solution oriented and look on self-doubts with gentleness.

Friday starts off a little emotionally delicate, we may feel lonely or strangely maudlin, aware of what has not worked, who’s no longer with us, or what chapter is now completing as the Moon opposes Pluto and squares Uranus. The vibe is introverted, tender and a little shy now, but the mood shifts into and upbeat if potentially dramatic weekend under a festive Leo Moon. It’s a great time to get married or have a party. Let’s make up a celebration if we don’t have one to go to. Just avoid topics that polarize people, as that Taurus stubborn streak is strong, and don’t engage casual melodrama as we’re not in a particularly forgiving mood either.

Early next week we can engage in a healing conversation. We better make it a healing conversation, or we can just get critically difficult under the perceptive Virgo Moon. This can be an introspective and industrious time, great for plowing through a chunk of work, or just plain plowing. We can use our analytical capacities well, but let’s make sure the analysis is solution- oriented. Watch a tendency to burn rate ourselves or one another for not doing enough, we need to look at our self-doubts with gentleness.

The week ends in a more upbeat, collaborative approach as emotional Moon trines mental Mercury in practical earth signs and then both planets enter communication-oriented air signs, as the Moon enters Libra, and Mercury enters Gemini. The next few days are useful to get the word out, to promote, start a website, or just have a good talk around the family dinner table.

Friday, April 24: Work therapy helps this moody morning as the Moon opposes Pluto and reminds us of what we’ve lost, what we don’t have, or what we need to leave behind. Do not try to talk people out of their moods, just quietly support. We’re ready to make a change as the Moon squares Uranus midday. If we get a little contrary, a change of scene can help. If the afternoon momentum begins to drift unproductively, focus on human resources. The evening is thoughtful with opportunities to heal our own heart by assisting others as the Moon trines Chiron. We may feel a lot more than we show, and long to feel safe and wanted.

Moon opposes Pluto 3:21 AM, Moon square Uranus 7:02 AM, Moon trine Chiron 11:50 AM, then Moon VOC.

Saturday, April 25: This can be a lovely day, if stubborn and firm of opinion, as the festive Leo Moon trines steady Saturn and squares the Sun. Agreements or plans are firmed up midday, people are generally cooperative once we can find a common goal. We want something special to happen, to have pancakes for breakfast or somehow make even the ordinary, extraordinary. Everybody needs a little attention, so let’s make sure to give each person a moment in the sunlight of our focus. Look for a beautiful Moon-Jupiter conjunction in the night sky and let it pour into the heart.

The Moon enters Leo 7:12 AM, Moon trine Saturn at 2:08 PM, Moon square Sun 5:55 PM

Sunday, April 26: On this lovely, generous, and funny morning we want to take things over the top in pleasant and unconventional ways as the Moon conjunct Jupiter. People’s egos may be a bit touchy, easily miffed if they don’t feel in the mix of things, so be inclusive. Performances have extra panache if with a touch of grandstanding or overacting. Be nimble about plan changes around dinner time, and consider retiring early as moods can get edgy or abrasive tonight as the Moon squares Mars.

Moon conjunct Jupiter 9:03 AM, Moon trine Uranus 6:06 PM, Moon square Mars 9:33 PM

Monday, April 27: We may want to engage the world, but could use a weekend from our weekend; our physical energy reserves may be low this Monday morning as the Moon squares Mercury, and that can make us cranky. Rest if possible, catch up with one another, and tend connections. Because we may be a little out of sync with one another, speak up about priorities and needs; don’t complain, just inform. We care, we just may not notice. The Moon enters Virgo tonight and we become more philosophical and introspective. Eat cleanly and prioritize health and healing.

Moon squares Mercury at 8:12 AM then is VOC, Moon enters Virgo at 7:07 PM

Tuesday, April 28: Overnight dreams or worries can churn and ask us to face our responsibilities and our fears; the trick will be to tell them apart. As the Moon trines the Sun this morning, we want to both be efficient and to connect; don’t get in the way of someone on a roll, walk with them and talk. Midafternoon sleepiness creeps in, naps sing to us seductively and so does the garden path as the Moon opposes Neptune. Clarify misunderstandings. Tonight we may feel tender in our heart and need safety to talk about it as Venus squares Chiron.

Moon squares Saturn 1:59 AM, Moon trine Sun 11:36 AM, Moon opposed Neptune 1:59 PM, Venus square Chiron 10:31 PM

Wednesday, April 29: We may be asked to try our best or give it our all this morning as the Moon trines Pluto and pushes us to make the effort rather than play safe, then rewards us with a sense of satisfaction if we do so. Social awkwardness or self-consciousness wafts in as the Moon squares Venus this afternoon; tender feelings may be hidden by a gruff exterior. The Moon trines Mars and gives us energy to do what needs to be done, but doesn’t help us socialize. Let’s consolidate ideas, tie up loose ends, sweep our chores into a pile and get them done.

Moon trine Pluto 2:38 AM, Moon opposed Chiron at 12:14 PM, Moon square Venus 1:37 PM, Moon trine Mars 2:21 PM

Thursday, April 30: It’s all about communication this morning; words, body language, flick of the eye, the whisper of an email as the Virgo Moon trines Mercury in Taurus. The moon enters more sociable Libra after breakfast, and Mercury enters its own talkative, nervy sign of Gemini tonight. Don’t be shy, over the next few days engage potentially important dialogue. Look for conversation with new people, a change in personnel. Deal with questions of air quality.

Moon trine Mercury 6:23 AM, Moon enters Libra 8:02 AM, Mercury enters Gemini at 7:59 PM

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