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Astrology Transits September 2020 -Discernment

Out of clutter, find simplicity. From discord, find harmony. In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity. ―Albert Einstein

Mercury entered Virgo on August 19, followed by the Sun on August 22, which began the shift into a quieter, more focused, introspective and analytical time.  The August Leo energy and Mars in its home sign of Aries revved things up, but we are now moving into a time of consolidation.  Mars will be strong in its own sign through January 2021.

Mars turns retrograde on September 10 at 28 degrees Aries, which intensifies its effect. Mars retrograde concentrates our anger and frustration, which can lead to unexpected outbursts from both you and others.  When planets go retrograde their energy is concentrated and heavier.  Thus, the movement is slower, but more potent. Between September 1 and September 12 when Jupiter turns direct, we will have seven planets retrograde.  Saturn turns direct on September 28.

A cluster of inconjunct aspects between Mars, Mercury and Venus and the Capricorn stellium (Jupiter, Pluto and Saturn) provokes frustration and impulsive behavior. Use the grounded Virgo energy to analyze and understand any potentially volatile situations, before you act. It is also beneficial to look at your self-imposed limitations (Saturn) in the cold light of reality.

September 1-5:  Mercury Sextile Venus at 22-30 degrees Virgo/Pisces. Sun trine Uranus at 11 Degrees Virgo/Taurus and Venus Opposing Saturn at 26 Degrees Pisces/Capricorn.  Communications with loved ones are favored during this time period, but Venus opposing Saturn urges you to use restraint when dealing with problematic relationships. This is  one of those rare times (at least in 2020) when communication, love and compassion are in abundance. Send someone a note of love or appreciation.  While you are at it, send another such note to yourself.  You have earned it and are worth it!

September 2:  Full Moon at 10 Degrees Pisces/Virgo.  The Pisces Full Moon is a call to balance your spiritual leanings with practical underpinnings. Moon in Pisces has a dreamy, ethereal vibe, which is pleasant, but unfocused.  Sun in Virgo pushes you to make your wishes, dreams and yearnings practical.  Moon in Pisces says:  “Let your emotions and imagination flow.”  The Sun in Virgo says:  “Yes, let them flow and then make concrete plans to bring your desires to fruition.”  Lovely!

At the same time the Sun is trine Uranus, Mercury is trine Saturn and sextile Venus, and Venus opposition Saturn.  Uranus wants excitement and freedom, while Mercury trine Saturn wants to stay the course.  Venus opposition Saturn reminds us to acknowledge our responsibilities and limitations.  The pull between freedom and excitement and limitation and responsibility is, and will continue to be, a major influence through the remainder of the year.  My advice is to break free of limitations, but to do so in a cautious, responsible mindful way.

September 3-4: Mercury Trine Saturn at 25-26 Virgo/Capricorn; Mercury sextile Venus; Venus square Mars at 26-28 Cancer/Aries; Mercury inconjunct Mars at 27-28 Virgo/Aries.  These are not the best days for personal relationships or negotiating contracts and agreements.  There is just too much challenging Mercury/Mars energy.  The Mercury/Saturn trine and Mercury/Venus sextile help, but the strong Martian/Saturn vibes tend to overpower the easy energy. Those of you with 22 to 28 degrees of the Cardinal signs (Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn) will feel this energy the strongest.

September 5: Mercury enters Libra.  Mercury in Libra brings a certain diplomacy and smoothness to your interactions with others.  Now, until September 26,  is the time to work out tricky communication problems by using a diplomatic and fair approach.

September 6: Venus enters Leo. Express your creativity!  Celebrate your childlike ability to enjoy life and enjoy fun activities with those close to you while Venus is in Leo through the end of the month.

September 9:  Mars Turns Retrograde at 28 Degrees Aries Until November 14 at 15 Degrees Aries).  Mars rules our ego and our concept of how we are separate from others.  It sets boundaries based on how we see others.  Are they different from others?  How can others hurt us, etc.?  Our interpersonal relationships are passed through an egoic filter when Mars is strong. Instead of letting retrograde Mars separate us, let’s strive to use it to become the best we can be.  On a practical level, Mars retrograde can slow down business and material matters giving us a chance to reevaluate our plans.

September 10-11:  Sun Opposition Neptune at 19 Degrees Virgo/Pisces. Pay attention to your dreams and your psychic and intuitive insights.  This is not a good time to sign important papers.  Also be careful of being taking advantage of, as this aspect dissolves your normal boundaries. 

September 12:  Jupiter Stations Direct at 17 Degrees Capricorn. Jupiter turning direct is cause for celebration.  All of those ideas and projects that just couldn’t seem to pick up steam during the summer, will now get a shot of energy.  Unpack those projects from the mothballs and let them manifest. Both Jupiter and Saturn end their retrograde periods this month.

September 13-15: Sun trine Pluto at 21-23 Degrees Virgo/Capricorn; Venus square Uranus at 9-10 Degrees Leo/Taurus. Sun trine Pluto is fabulous for bringing hidden matters and motivations out into the light so they can be resolved. 

September 16-18: New Moon at 25 Degrees Virgo Square the Lunar Nodes and Trine Saturn in Capricorn; Mercury square Jupiter at 17 degrees Libra/Capricorn.  The New Moon conjunct the Sun in Virgo is square the Nodes of the Moon.  This begins a one-month cycle where the emphasis is on self-improvement, health and healing. This is a stellar combination in which to start a health program, especially one centered around “food as medicine.”  The steadying Saturn influence urges you to focus on establishing long-term healthy habits. 

Mercury in Libra square Jupiter in Capricorn (then square Pluto and Saturn) asks you to use diplomacy and a balanced outlook to improve communication with those who do not share your viewpoints.  Mercury square Pluto points to words with an “atomic bomb effect,” so choose your words carefully.

September 19-21: Mercury Square Pluto at 20-22 Degrees Libra/Capricorn; Sun Inconjunct Mars at 27-28 Degrees Virgo/Aries. Venus Inconjunct Jupiter at 17 Degrees Leo/Capricorn. Sun, Mercury, Venus and Mars are often inconjunct other planets through the end of the month.  Inconjunct aspects are recurring annoyances that call for the need to make adjustments.

September 22:  Sun Enters Libra at the Autumn Equinox.  What a great opportunity to practice the Libran ideals of harmony, balance and fair play!  The skills we build will come in handy on October 13 when the Libran Sun is in opposition to feisty Mars in Aries.  We each need to make a decision to choose compromise and negotiation (Sun in Libra) over anger and conflict (Mars Retrograde in Aries).

September 27:  Mercury Enters Scorpio.  When the planet of ideas, communication and logic enters intense Scorpio, it’s time to do some deep thinking about your place in the world in relation to others. Use Mercury in Scorpio’s investigative skills to get to the bottom of any situation that has confused or vexed you.

September 29:Saturn stations Direct at 25 Degrees Capricorn; Retrograde Mars Square Saturn at 25 Degrees Aries/Capricorn.

Finally, Saturn, the planet of responsibility, limitation and hard work, begins to move forward after being retrograde since May 10. Saturn’s transit through Capricorn will end on December 17, when it moves into Aquarius and joins Jupiter at zero degrees Aquarius at the solstice on December 21.  Use the time between now and the solstice to review and take action on those things that you need to take responsibility for. Remember, Saturn always rewards you in its own time.

Mars retrograde in Aries square Saturn may cause frustration and tension.  Impulsive Mars wants to quickly move forward, while Saturn says “just a minute, you need to move forward only in a more measured, responsible way.”

Moon Movement During September 2020:  Note:  The exact time when the Moon moves into a new sign will vary depending on where you live.

September 1:      Moon enters Pisces

September 1:      Full Moon at 10 Degrees Pisces/Virgo

September 3:      Moon enters Aries

September 6:      Moon enters Taurus

September 8:      Moon enters Gemini

September 11:    Moon enters Cancer

September 13:    Moon enters Leo

September 15:    Moon enters Virgo

September 17:    New Moon at 25 degrees Virgo

September 17:    Moon enters Libra

September 20:    Moon enters Scorpio

September 21:    Moon enters Sagittarius

September 23:    Moon enters Capricorn

September 26:    Moon enters Aquarius

September 28:    Moon enters Pisces

September 30:    Moon enters Aries

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STAY TUNED:  I plan to teach a beginning astrology class via Zoom beginning sometime in October.  Let me know if you are interested.  https://astrology-classes.com/contact-us.

I will not be at the Aspen Saturday Market this year due to COVID-19 restrictions.  However, I  and Claudia (my tarot reader friend) will be at the Basalt Sunday Market every week through September and would love to see you there.  Claudia and I are both wearing masks and face shields and have hand sanitizer available to protect your-and-our safety.  We look forward to seeing you there.In addition, I continue to offer readings by telephone and Zoom.  Sign up by sending me an email.  All half-hour and hour readings include an MP3 or MP4 recording.  Payment is by Paypal. Reserve your reading http://astrology-classes.com/contact-us.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Astrology Transits August 2020 – Self Expression

“There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and will be lost.”  ― Martha Graham

August opens with the Sun in exuberant Leo, to be joined by Mercury on the 5th, with a lovely Sun trine Chiron in fiery Aries.  Action certainly is called for under this fiery connection. Leo is about self-expression, creativity and fun. The trine to Chiron signals an excellent time to heal any lingering hurts or issues around self-expression, creativity and the ability to relax and have fun.  We have been under the influence of Capricorn and Saturn for so long that we have forgotten how good it can feel to just let go and to sing, dance or just walk barefoot in the sand or grass. Use the energy of the Sun in Leo to get re-acquainted with your inner child.

At the same time, Sun and Mercury square Uranus in Taurus urges us to rise to the challenge (square energy) of going a little outside our comfort zone to truly live.  Chiron in Aries is about letting go of excessive inhibition and to just act and to live and to confidently move toward your dreams.  What do you have on your bucket list that you can bring a little closer to fruition?

All in all, August 2020 promises to be an action-packed, challenging month full of chaos, but also full of energy custom made for shaking loose old shackles that have held you back.

July 30: Mercury Trine Neptune; Mercury Opposition Jupiter and Pluto at 20-23 Degrees Cancer/Pisces/Capricorn.  This is another one of those times when your thinking is a little foggy and you are prone to over optimism.  Use this time for writing, teaching, journalling, or just resting.  The rest of the month is action-packed, so a few extra hours spent resting now may be wise.  Mercury in opposition to Pluto cautions that you need to watch what you say. When the planet of connection and communication (Mercury) meets powerful Pluto, minor disagreements can escalate into open conflict.  Its best to not become engaged in political, power conflicts as such discussions are especially fraught.  You (and others) are apt to say things that you later regret.

August 1-2:  Sun Square Uranus at 9-10 Degrees Leo/Taurus. The Sun is Square Uranus, while Mercury is in opposition to Pluto/Saturn and Jupiter.  This could, unfortunately, be the perfect configuration for stimulating civil unrest, social clashes and just plain chaos. Breathe deeply and realize that unrest is necessary to bring about change.  Each skirmish or hard-to-watch event brings us that much closer to the changes that we want to see.

August 2-5: Mars square Jupiter (and Pluto) at 19-23 Degrees Aries/Capricorn. In its simplest form, Mars square Jupiter is a challenging aspect of “an over-abundance of energy and anger with control issues.” Out of control political and personal conflicts are possible.  Chill out and stay calm.  This energy will be especially strong if you have any planets near 19-23 degrees of the Cardinal signs (Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn.  On a positive note, this is one of those highly motivating energy sets.  Use it wisely.

August 3: Full Moon at 11 Degrees Leo Opposing Sun in Aquarius. This Full Moon is reminiscent of the January 31, 2018 Eclipse, when the Leo Moon was opposite the Aquarius Sun. If you can remember the energy during that eclipse, this full Moon may have similar effects.  This Full Moon square Uranus, the ruler of Aquarius, brings even more rebellious, inventive and even shocking, energy.  No doubt about it, the Leo Full Moon square Uranus is volatile.  However, if you are feeling stuck and lethargic, the Leo Moon square Uranus can be extremely advantageous in getting you moving. Think:  What attitudes do I need to let go of in order to move forward in uncharted paths (Aquarius/Uranus) in a bold, self-confident way (Leo)?

August 5: Mercury enters Leo. Mercury moving into Leo gives a shot of mental stimulation.  Jot down your ideas.  You can make them more real when Mercury moves into Virgo on August 19.

August 7: Venus enters Cancer. When the planet of love (Venus) transits the sign of family and home (Cancer) until September 6, think of how you can reach out to family in a COVID-safe way.  This would be an excellent time to extend an olive branch to any estranged family members.

August 10-16: Mars in Aries Square Pluto in Capricorn at 22-23 Degrees. Be especially careful of provoking conflict!  Mars square Pluto is an extremely tense, challenging aspect.  The urge to act and to act now, conflicts with the traditional or entrenched way of being. We will see this played out in the news, as the urge for freedom clashes with governmental structures.  In your personal life, examine where you are willfully (Pluto) promoting anger and strife (Mars).

August 14-17:  Sun Conjunct Mercury and both Sun and Mercury Trine Mars at 22-24 degrees of Leo/Aries and Inconjunct Neptune in Pisces. Finally, an easy trine energy in fire signs Leo and Aries.  This trine energy is a blessing amid the challenging, ongoing Mars square Pluto/Saturn in Aries/Capricorn.  Communication and connection are favored.

August 18-19:  Leo New Moon Conjunct Sun at 26 Degrees Leo. This is a wonderful New Moon for self-expression, setting bold, new intentions and making a commitment to follow your revised or new path.  Dwarf planet Eris square Pluto at this New Moon gives you the strength and will to eradicate the “skeletons” in your closet and/or help you face unconscious fears.

August 22:  Sun Enters Virgo.  Time to make the lofty, optimistic ideas that were generated by the Sun in Leo,  practical, concrete and down-to-earth. Worker-bee Virgo provides the plans and blueprints to make your ideas successful.

August 22-24: Mars square Saturn at 25-26 degrees Aries/Capricorn.  Lots of energy and action in the political scene and the world stage regarding the “haves- and have-nots.”  The urge to bring on the new through dynamic action clashes with the old guard, traditional ideas.  Mars square Saturn is setting the stage for Mars’ retrograde movement beginning on September 9, 2020. We are called to examine our attitudes around lack and limitation. Ask:  What makes me angry (Mars) regarding my perceptions around lack and limitation (Saturn)?

August 27: Venus Trine Neptune at 27 Degrees Cancer/Pisces.  I am happy that we can end the month on such a harmonious, dreamy, creative, romantic and spiritual note.  Light a candle, walk by the water and/or write a love or appreciation note to your special someone(s).

September 1:  Full Moon at 10 Degrees Pisces/Virgo. Our hopes and dreams meet practicality.

Moon Movement During August 2020: Note:  Time of the Moon’s movement into a sign varies depending on where you live.

August 1:   Moon in Capricorn

August 2:  Moon enters Aquarius

August 3:  Full Moon at 11 Degrees 45 Minutes Aquarius

August 4:  Moon enters Pisces

August 7:  Moon enters Aries

August 9:   Moon enters Taurus

August 12: Moon enters Gemini

August 14: Moon enters Cancer

August 17: Moon enters Leo

August 18: New Moon at 26 Degrees 35 Minutes Leo

August 19: Moon enters Virgo

August 21: Moon enters Libra

August 23: Moon enters Scorpio

August 25: Moon enters Sagittarius

August 27: Moon enters Capricorn

August 29: Moon enters Aquarius

Sept. 1:  Full Moon at 10 Degrees Pisces/Virgo

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STAY TUNED:  I plan to offer an online beginning astrology class starting in late August or mid-September.  Let me know if you have an interest.  It will be for complete beginners and for those who know some astrology, but have trouble putting it all together.

I will not be at the Aspen Saturday Market this year due to COVID-19 restrictions.  However, I  and Claudia (my tarot reader friend) will be at the Basalt Sunday Market every week and would love to see you there.  Claudia and I are both wearing masks and face shields and have hand sanitizer available to protect your-and-our safety.  We look forward to seeing you there.

In addition, I continue to offer readings by telephone and Zoom.  Sign up by sending me an email.  All half-hour and hour readings include an MP3 or MP4 recording.  Payment is by Paypal. Reserve your reading http://astrology-classes.com/contact-us.

Astrology Transits July 2020 – Action and Energy

If you want to find the secrets of the universe, think in terms of energy, frequency and vibration.Nikola Tesla

The planetary movements in July seem to fit all the requirements of energy, frequency and vibration.  Mars, the planet of anger, action, energy and aggression, moves from nebulous Pisces into its home sign of action-oriented Aries.

In addition, we experience the third summer eclipse at 14 degrees Cancer on July 4th or 5th (depending on your location).  The energy of this eclipse activates the Cancer/Capricorn frequencies and energizes the concept of home and security (Cancer) versus our place in the world (Capricorn).

Finally, we have the second conjunction of Jupiter and Pluto in Capricorn bringing an expansion (Jupiter) of our focus on government, rules and restriction (Capricorn).

Those of you with early-degree planets in the Cardinal signs (Cancer, Capricorn, Libra and Aries), and Scorpio will feel the energizing effect the most.

June 28:  Mars Enters Aries.  Mars Sextile Saturn at Zero Degrees Aries/Aquarius.  When a planet enters a new sign at zero degrees of a sign its influence is amplified in the new sign.  Mars is very strong in its own sign of Aries. Combining Mars’ zero-degree ingress with its Arian strength gives us a strong fiery, active Arian feel to the next 6-plus months.

While Mars was in Pisces, many of us felt extra tired, confused and lethargic. Mars in a water sign is unable to express freely.  Now with Mars in a fire sign, we will hopefully feel a little more energetic.  Mars in Aries gives us the oomph and courage to push ahead with our desires.  The main downside of Mars’ Aries journey is that anger and aggression will be even more freely expressed.  We would all be wise to transmute our anger into passion for a cause or desired accomplishment.

Mars sextile Saturn retrograde in Capricorn is an excellent aspect to accomplish something that you have been putting off. It brings a burst of action and energy (Mars) tempered with the need to proceed slowly and realistically (Saturn).

July 1:  Retrograde Jupiter Conjunct Retrograde Pluto at 24 Degrees Capricorn.  This is the second of three historic conjunctions of Jupiter and Pluto in Capricorn. Jupiter only conjuncts Pluto in Capricorn every 250 years.  The last time this occurred was in 1771 during the time of the American and French revolutions. It certainly explains the feeling that we are experiencing a historic turn of events!

This conjunction expands a lot (Jupiter) of very intense (Pluto) energy.  Jupiter relates to cultural movements and truth as you see it.  Though Jupiter conjunct Pluto  can be challenging, it is unparalleled for furthering spiritual growth.  The next exact conjunction will be on November 11, 2020, but the effects will be in play all year.

Saturn Retrograde Re-enters Capricorn Until December 17, 2020.  Saturn’s influence from the beginning of the year until March 21, when it was in Capricorn, will once again be brought out and looked at.  Hopefully, it will help show the mistakes made in stopping COVID-19 and allow re-evaluation of our path forward.

July 4 or 5: Full Moon Lunar Eclipse at 14 Degrees Capricorn/Cancer.  This is the last eclipse of the summer eclipse series.  It is an emotional, intense eclipse due to the Cancer Sun square Mars.  Out-of-control emotions in opposition to authority and authority figures is one likely outcome of this volatile eclipse.  Any full Moon in Cancer is always exceptionally emotional and we tend to react from an emotional level.  Sun in Capricorn is rational rather than emotional.  When the Cancer Moon interacts with the Capricorn Sun our emotions may go back and forth like a teeter totter — rational like the Capricorn Sun then emotional like the Cancer Moon and then repeat. Stay grounded.

July 7-9: Mercury Square Mars at 5 to 7 Degrees of Cancer/Aries.  Fast and targeted thinking are benefits of this aspect. However, the tendency may be to speak without thinking.  Slow down and think before you speak.

July 11-13: Sun Trine Neptune at 19-20 Degrees Cancer/Pisces.  Sun trine Neptune can bring a few days of confusion and fatigue.  Emotional family matters may be a prominent source of confusion and worry.  However, for those of you who are tuned into a higher power or divine guidance, this is an especially enlightening time.  Messages from the “other side” may enter your consciousness.

July 12: Mercury Turns Direct at 15 Degrees Pisces.  A lot of the fuzzy communication will start to clear up, especially after Mercury exits its shadow period on July 23rd.

July 15:  Sun Enters Cancer.  The emphasis turns to home and family.  Nurture yourself and loved ones.

July 13-16: Sun Opposition Jupiter and Pluto at 21-24 Degrees Cancer/Capricorn.  Can you say “power play?”  Oppositions always show opposing points of view.  When you add in powerful Pluto, expansive Jupiter, and Sun trine Neptune we have a perfect picture of confusion meant to obfuscate and/or control.  Pay attention not only to what is obvious, but also to what is going on behind the scenes.  What you hear on the news may have hidden meanings during this strong opposition. Aries, Cancer, Libra, Capricorn feel such challenges strongly.

July 19-21: Sun Opposite Saturn at 27 to 29 Degrees Cancer/Capricorn.  Conflicts relating to authority are dominant during the transit of the Sun in Cancer opposite Saturn in Capricorn.  We can see this in the news stories relating to Black Lives Matter and the rules (or lack thereof) regarding the coronavirus. Decisions on whether to stay at home or return to the workplace and/or public life will be front and center under this opposition.

July 27:  Mercury Square Mars at 16 Degrees Cancer/Aries.  Problems, irritation, arguments and mechanical breakdowns are some of the possible manifestations of this troublesome, but thankfully, fast moving transit.

July 30:  Mercury Opposition Jupiter at Cancer/Capricorn and Mercury Trine Neptune at Degrees Cancer/Pisces.  Over stimulated thinking processes and over confident opinions are a hallmark of Mercury opposition Jupiter. Let go of the need to solve the world’s problems. Instead, focus on the use of your imagination and your artistic and intuitive abilities (Mercury trine Neptune).

Moon Movement During July 2020: Note:  The time of the Moon’s movement into a sign will vary depending on where you live.

July 1:    Moon enters Sagittarius

July 4:    Moon enters Capricorn

July 5:    Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Capricorn

July 6:    Moon enters Aquarius

July 8:    Moon enters Pisces

July 11: Moon enters Aries

July 13: Moon enters Taurus

July 16: Moon enters Gemini

July 18: Moon enters Cancer

July 20: New Moon at 28 degrees Cancer

July 20: Moon enters Leo

July 22: Moon enters Virgo

July 24: Moon enters Libra

July 27: Moon enters Scorpio

July 29: Moon enters Sagittarius

July 31: Moon enters Capricorn

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I will not be giving astrology readings at the Aspen Saturday Market this year due to COVID-19 restrictions.  However, I  and Claudia (my tarot reader friend) will be at the Basalt Sunday Market every week and would love to see you there.  Claudia and I are both wearing masks and face shields and have hand sanitizer available to protect your-and-our safety.  We look forward to seeing you there.

In addition, I continue to offer readings by telephone and Zoom.  Sign up by sending me an email.  All half-hour and hour readings include an MP3 recording.  Payment is by Paypal. Reserve your reading http://astrology-classes.com/contact-us.

 

 

Astrology Transits June 2020 – Eclipse Season

“Three things cannot be long hidden.  The Sun, the Moon and the truth.” ― Buddha

 

Oh, what a month full of exceptional planetary energy!  As I am writing this, I’m looking out at a gorgeous spring day with new life, lush greenery and a sunny sky overlain by dark, foreboding rain clouds.  This scene feels like a metaphor for the upcoming month. The planetary highlights of the month are:

  • the Full Moon Lunar Eclipse on June 5 in the signs of Sagittarius/Gemini,
  • the New Moon Solar Eclipse on June 21 in the sign of Cancer,
  • Mercury turns retrograde on June 18 at 15 degrees Cancer,
  • the ongoing squares between the Sun and Venus in Gemini to Mars and Neptune in Pisces, and
  • The North and South Nodes changing sign from Cancer/Capricorn to Gemini/Sagittarius.

I don’t even know where to begin with all of this energy.  However, the emphasis is on communication, ideas, and being heard versus an impatient, angry energy (Mars), overlain by a need to stay calm and to determine the truth before we act. Add to the mix ongoing squares between planets in communicative Gemini and planets in nebulous, foggy Pisces and you end up with a mess of misinformation (Sun in Gemini) and angry confrontations (Mars in Pisces).  As you read the following planetary placement descriptions, it is clear that the planetary placements describe the current news stories.

May 31:  Moon at 29 Degrees Virgo Square North and South Nodes in  Gemini/Sagittarius.  The Moon expresses our emotions and feelings.  The Nodes of the Moon in our natal chart show a karmic connection.  In the chart of a country, they tell us something about the emotions of the collective.  There is a strong public need for truth (Sagittarius) and truthful communication (Gemini). The Nodes will remain in Gemini/Sagittarius for approximately 18 months.

June 1-3:  Retrograde Venus Square Mars at 13-15 Degrees Gemini/Pisces. On a personal level, this volatile, challenging energy can bring conflict with others in your life.  Venus is what we like (or love), while Mars is how we get what we like.  Be careful not to sabotage a loving relationship by projecting too much feisty, pushy energy towards those you love.  Because Mars is a warlike planet and Venus represents how you love yourself, you may even be in a war with yourself.  Be aware of a tendency to think such thoughts as “I’m too fat, no one will love me.”  “I’m too old.”, etc.

The intensity level goes up on the 3rd when the Sun is conjunct Venus and both are square Mars and Neptune.

June 1-10: Sun Square Mars from 11-20 Degrees Gemini/Pisces. It is obvious with this challenging volatile energy during the first two weeks of June that you (me and everyone else) are feeling edgier than usual and ready to do battle.  Mars (action, and sometimes warlike actions) in Pisces (our ideals) urges us to stand up for what we believe.  The Sun in Gemini square Mars is a challenge to speak out (Gemini) against those actions and mindsets that go against what we know to be right.  Expect the emotional, even violent, unrest to continue for quite some time.

June 5: Lunar Eclipse at 15 Degrees Sagittarius/Gemini.  Sun and Moon Form a T-Square to Mars in Pisces.  This is a nervous, emotional, impatient, edgy energy.  A T-Square aspect is a dynamically challenging aspect that demands new ways of problem-solving. Everything is amplified under this Sagittarius Eclipse. The Moon in Sagittarius demands to know the truth, while the Sun in Gemini wants to gather facts and, above all else, to be heard. Once again, the idealistic, compassionate sign of Pisces tenanted by war-like Mars demands action, and action now, even though confusion and misinformation (Pisces) are rampant.

June 12-13:  Mars Conjunct Neptune at 20 Degrees Pisces.  When aggressive, action-oriented Mars meets Neptune, the planet of confusion and misinformation, you may feel agitated, confused, exhausted and just generally out-of-sorts.  The best way through this draining energy is to use the positive qualities of these two planets.  Mars would like you to do something active:  take a run, punch a punching bag or even vigorously clean the house.  Neptune’s higher vibrations favor meditation, yoga, being near water, or even a long, soothing bubble bath.

June 18: Mercury Turns Retrograde at 15 Degrees Cancer.  Mercury retrograde in Cancer until July 12 adds to the general sense of confusion that is so prevalent this month.  The sign of Cancer brings our attention to matters of self-preservation, nationalism and protecting those in our family and/or “tribe.”  Mercury retrograde in Cancer indicates that we have more time to redo those things that are no longer working, especially around family and home issues.

June 21: Annular Solar Eclipse on the Solstice at 0 Degrees Cancer. This important Cancer solar eclipse brings an energy shift around home, family, nurturing and national pride. An eclipse at zero degrees is especially important as it shows a shift, a change, and a desire to start something new or to look at something in a new way.  An eclipsed Sun is a signal that it is time to question your motives and actions.  Ask yourself if your understanding is correct and whether the choice you made was the correct one.  If not, this Solar Eclipse is an especially good time a make a change.

nd think big, as you make plans for your new reality.  We may all begin to understand that there really will be a pot of gold after the thunderstorm.  However, Mercury in hard aspect to Jupiter and Pluto warns us to temper our expectations.

June 22:  Neptune Turns Retrograde at 21 Degrees Pisces Until November 30.  Neptune retrograde in Pisces gives us more time to assess the coronavirus risks and cures.  It also tells us that we need to re-assess our spirituality and compassion.  A good thing to ask ourselves during this long summer is:  “What would Jesus (or the Dalai Lama, or Martin Luther King, or any spiritual or compassionate leader) do?’

June 24:  Venus Turns Direct at 5 Degrees Gemini.  Any relationship blips that appeared during Venus retrograde, can how be worked out and solutions can be found.

June 27:  Mars enters Aries.  The month ends on a progressive, forward-moving note with Mars in Aries.  You may feel a surge of energy and a strong need for action with this transit, especially if you have early degrees of the cardinal signs (Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn) in your chart. During Mar’s transit through Aries through early January 2021, everyone may be feeling more anger and aggression, so act accordingly.

June 30:  Sun Conjunct Mercury Square Chiron at 9 Degrees Cancer/Aries.  This square brings an abundance of possible problem-solving and healing ideas though there may be challenges in their implementation.

I am offering my special eclipse readings to bring you clarity and a plan of action to navigate this challenging time for 20% off my normal rate. Offer good from June 1 through July 5, 2020.

All readings include an MP3 recording.  Payment is by Paypal.  Reserve your reading http://astrology-classes.com/contact-us and reference the code word ECLIPSE2020.