2016-06 W27: Forecasts for Week 27 of 2016 (and 2016-07, July)

 2016-06 W27: Forecasts for Week 27 of 2016 (and 2016-07, July)

June 2016 (Mars Out)

July 2016 (Mars Out)

Overview

The Sun moves more fully into Cancer, the Full Moon has perfected and the Moon is waning, Chiron stations retrograde on June 27th, and Mars moves direct this week on June 29th.  Chiron and Neptune (both in Pisces) are now both retrograde, and issues of healing move to the forefront.  Adults, especially older adults, might wrestle with summer colds.  Families with children will likely see injuries and need to be particularly careful around bodies of water.  (We are writing this in mid-June, just a few days past the death of a young boy by an alligator in Florida.  Do you recall that?  Safety first!)  Mars direct station tells us something overdue with Mars (war, violence, anger but also basic energy and atheletic performance) is facing us, and we hope this does not mean another attack like the ones of Week 25 / 26 (Pulse in Orlando FL as well as others).  MOST of the other aspects are benevolent this week, so we are hoping for a reprieve.  This upcoming first weekend in July has a number of 5th harmonic aspects, and that is GREAT for idea generation and brainstorming.  We think writers who give themselves a “writers date” at the lake (or near some body of water) can have superb productivity (as long as they do not do anything dangerous like risk drowning by going in the water after drinking alcohol or using drugs).  In all, it actually looks like a good week given the caveats regarding Chiron / Neptune and the Mars direct station.

Sunday June 26th

This is a very strange and “double edged” kind of day.  Jupiter trine Pluto perfects (third of three), and we need to think about either closing out or moving to the next stage regarding some opportunity that has presented itself to us over the course of the past year.  Later this year, in a few months, Jupiter will change signs and “things” will become different in a big way.  If you have not “cashed in” by then, then chances you are you never will with this particular opportunity.

BUT we have two entirely different quincunx aspects confusing things and marring the day.  Mercury (Gemini) forms a quincunx to retrograde Mars (Scorpio).  This is just a problem, and you cannot ignore it.  Worse, even if you “think” solved it, we know that you likely did not because it is a quincunx.  Still worse, since Mars makes a direct station in a few days, it will show itself again at that time.  Do try to close it out, whatever it is, by the New Moon of July 4th.  Since Mercury / Mars are involved, angry words and the possibility of violence are very real here and again later.

AND that would be enough, but a nasty Venus (Cancer) / Saturn (Sagittarius) quincunx is present.  This makes everything very HARD and UNforgiving and very confused.  Some people will have an opportunity today, but they will tend to be predators and sociopaths.  Still, piece together what you can.  We do insist that some opportunity is hidden here for normal people if they have eyes to see it.

Gemini, Cancer, Scorpio, and Sagittarius tend to have a particularly miserable day.  (Sorry to be the bearer of bad news!)

Monday June 27th

Chiron stations retrograde today, and that dominates the day.  Many people are still picking up the pieces from the shooting at the Pulse club in Orlando.  Others of us feel like we are doing the same thing, or we may actually be dealing with some other tragedy in our lives.  Venus trine Neptune brings us false hopes in something, or more likely someone, that looks “too goo to be true.”  You know the old saying regarding that.  Enjoy the moment, but just do not expect it to last.  It is not meant to last, but sometimes the most important thing is to experience the joy of the moment.  Mercury squares Chiron today, amplifying the pain we feel regarding some key issue.  Resist the temptation to let that cause you to tell too much or give too much to this new person or situation.  The person you think is your hero is not.  The situation that you think solves your problems does not.  Enjoy the moment.  All of it will pass, so enjoy it while you can.  This might be a good day to take photographs and make video.  Write down notes on paper in a notebook that you keep confidential.  You will want to refer to these ideas later, especially at the end of the week when more information about this situation will have revealed itself, and you realized that you “dodged a bullet” (we hope) today.

Street photographers who are using their work to help the homeless can do very well today as long as they avoid the kinds of dramas described above.  Taking a picture of a bad situation, and passing it on (maybe in a day or two?) to someone who can make a difference can be a good idea today.  Karma is VERY powerful today, so please do not be a bad guy.  You will regret it.

Tuesday June 28th

This is a tough day, and saying that would be enough.  We are sorely tempted to leave it at that.  The Moon just does not give us any pleasant aspects today, and we face a decision today.  It is a tough decision, and no matter what you do you will regret the choice and look back and wonder what would have happened if you had chosen the other path.  Just know that it was not any better, either.

Late in the evening (early Wednesday for UK / EU) an important insight (or opportunity to learn a skill) will come to you.  Make notes and please do recognize that this will prove to be more important, later, than you recognize at this time.  (This is NOT a person; this IS a “way to get something done.”)

Wednesday June 29th

Moon enters Taurus, and Mercury enters Cancer but the Mars direct station trumps everything.  Something or someone could become violent or unstable today.  However, it is likely to be a GREAT day for most athletes.  If you are an athlete, or athletically inclined at all, make notes and take pictures today (or have someone do that for you).  It is likely to be an important day, maybe a turning point in physical matters for some people.  Again, avoid violent or dangerous people.  Boxing matches / UFC type events could go very, very wrong.

Issues involving justice come to the forefront in a HUGE way.  It is a bad day to be a bad guy, especially if you did something wrong on Monday.

Thursday June 30th

The Moon is very busy, and chances are good that you are also.  Or, at least you should be busy.  This is one of those rare days that we mention periodically where you can “get an amazing amount of work done.”  This could be errands or chores or your career or something entirely different.  Moon is waning, so it is a good time to clean out and discard unneeded items.  Some of you will find amazing sale items and make superb purchases.  You will be glad you waited until today instead of making that bad decision on Monday.  Items may not be quite as pretty, but they will prove far more functional and durable.  Financial markets could have a shakeup, and if you are a smart investor you could be a big winner.  (But, as with anything else, you need to know what you are doing.  If you have not done your homework then you will be one of the losers.)  We really like this day overall, and earth and water signs tend to be the big winners (especially Taurus and Cancer).

One more time: certain purchases today may prove to be the best you have ever made (as long as you know what you are buying).

Friday July 1st

The holiday weekend begins, and some of you are having a brainstorm.  We do not know what you bought (or did) yesterday, but your idea hamster is running full tilt.  You have a problem to solve, and the insight you had Tuesday evening along with the purchase or activity you had yesterday are coming together into something even more brilliant.  No doubt you will need to spend time with the family this weekend, but let us offer that you need a notepad, and you need to make notes.  Notes, photographs, video and whatever maps out the ideas that are coming to you in a flood.  Keeping in mind that we have a waning moon (which can be bad for LAUNCHING new projects), you can take positive action today and tomorrow.  But do let that action be in the nature of preparation rather than a “launch” of a new project.  You should not launch until next week.  Certain important pieces of information have yet to come your way.

Saturday July 2nd

Today is MUCH like yesterday EXCEPT that you encounter an annoying glitch that puts a damper on everything.  Holiday picnics are rained out or the heat proves to be too much for anyone to be outdoors safely.  Plans are scuttled, and new approaches must be embraced.  High hopes are dashed.  But you can salvage the day and still have some kind of pleasant fun if your attitude is right.  We encourage you to do just that.  Traditions can be adjusted, and from time to time they should be.  Enjoying the weekend to the best of your ability is the important thing, along with capturing those important ideas that we keep mentioning.

 

 

 

2016-06 W26: Forecasts for Week 26 of 2016

2016-06 W26: Forecasts for Week 26 of 2016

June 2016 (Mars Out)

Week 26 (W26)

A Full Moon, quickly followed by the Summer Solstice (entry of the Sun into the sign of Cancer as determined by the “tropical zodiac” used by western astrologers) marks our transition (officially) this week form Spring 2016 into Summer 2016.  This is the last full week of June, 2016, and July 2016 starts late next week.

Sunday June 19th

Some time zones feel Mars quincunx Uranus (Scorpio / Aries) on Saturday (yesterday), and we have mentioned it there.  That aspect perfects for PDT (Pacific) and MDT (Mountain) though quite late in the evening for both.  CDT (Central), EDT (Eastern), UK, and EU have the perfection after midnight (early on Sunday).  Everyone feels it on BOTH days.

Quincunx is an aspect that ties two planets together in signs that do not communicate by element (Fire, Earth, Air or Water) or by “character” (Cardinal, Fixed, or Mutable).  Stated simply, it is communication that is not.  While both parties BELIEVE they understand the position and message of the other, this simply is not true.  So when the “God of War” (planet associated with “energy” in general but especially anger and violence in the more common “low form”) meets with the “Sky God” (associated with wind, storms, lightening, electricity, revolutions, explosions, and surprises), “things” (and people) tend to go boom.  At best, rather unpleasant “misunderstandings” happen.

Lunar aspects (Moon in Sagittarius) activate the ongoing outer planet T-Square (particularly Jupiter and Chiron) over the course of the day.  Today is Father’s Day, and many of us feel like step-children on visitation weekend whether or not that is actually true.

No matter who it is, keep in mind that you may NEVER fully understand each other, and this day, too, shall pass.  A few rare people will actually find a hidden opportunity today.  They are the exception rather than the rule.

Monday June 20th

The Moon opposes the Sun forming a Full Moon, an event that occurs once every 28 days or so.  This one differs in that it comes at the end of Sagittarius (Moon) / Gemini (Sun) marking the second one in those two signs this year.  (That does not happen much and is associated with the more traditional definition of a “blue moon,” something which some say occurred with the previous Full Moon 28 days ago.)

This Full Moon (FM) perfects almost exactly 6 AM CDT (7 AM EDT / 5 AM MDT / 4 AM PDT), and is followed by a short void that ends at 5 til the next hour (4:55 AM / 5:55 AM / 6:55 AM / 7:55 AM).  Mercury opposes Saturn and squares Neptune forming ANOTHER Grand Cross (GC) today.  Sun enters Cancer just past 5:30 PM CDT (adjust for your time zone).  In simple terms, astrologically, this is a BUSY day.

So, we MUST process what happened yesterday (on Sunday, Father’s Day).  Reality kicks us in the teeth, and we must find a way to deal with what is facing us.  The aspects today just will not let us ignore those huge issues any more, and a powerful ending (followed by a similarly powerful beginning) is facing us.

Chiron (health, healing, education, teachers, and mentors) opposite Hygeia (specifically health and healthcare) perfects today, and issues regarding these bubble to the top.  If your Dad was your best friend and mentor, tell him to stay out of the heat today (and this summer) and rest and take care of himself.

Mercury square Neptune is excellent for writing poetry and lyrics, photography and videography, and moments of spiritual insight (but sometimes delusions).  Whatever pain or frustration you feel today, you can achieve benefit via one of these areas (poetry, photography, and similar).  Avoid drugs / alcohol.

Tuesday June 21st

Today is the formal “first day of summer” that many people, including religious authorities, observe.  Needless to say, “it is all over” in many ways by the time today arrives, and we have to shift gears.

Moon in Capricorn can leave some of us in a position where we can be a bit ruthless (particularly earth signs such as Capricorn, Taurus, and Virgo) and decide that we “must do what must be done.”  Taurus may see an unusual opportunity today, particularly if it involves wrapping up or closing out something.  Most of the rest of us are still reeling from Sunday and Monday.  Today CAN be the most productive day this week for some (many?) of us.  Seize the opportunity for your most critical tasks.

Pallas moves Stationary Retrograde today, and we feel an effect a bit like a Mercury Retrograde.  Today is NOT the day to put that “innovate new idea” into play; chances are good it will backfire.  You can make progress, but you should stick with proven methods and avoid “experiments.”

Wednesday June 22nd

From about 4 AM CDT until 3 PM CDT the Moon is void (v/c) in Capricorn.  That gizmo that you MUST buy at this moment is likely to give you a surprise.  Once I made such a purchase long ago.  The gizmo did, indeed, exactly what I bought it for.  Performed flawlessly, and I thought I had a bargain (and had outsmarted the void moon).  Then I tried to use it for a slightly different purpose, and it performed miserably.  I knew, then, I had been bitten.  It was an important lesson that helped teach me about the void-of-course moon.

So it may go for you today.  If you must buy it, then do so.  Just know that the store will (probably) not permit you to return it, and it may not work in some way that you hope.  Learn the lesson and move forward.

Mercury square Jupiter leads us to spend money unnecessarily, so if the “gizmo” is a “big” purchase then DON’T DO IT.  Mercury quincunx Pluto makes this situation even worse, so if it is a computer, tablet, cell phone, car, motorcycle, bicycle, boat, airplane, or anything remotely similar DON’T DO IT.  That “great price” is the bait.  But, if you must, then see the above part about “learn the lesson and move forward.”

If you can wait until tomorrow, then do so.  More information will come to light, and if you decide to buy it anyway in the face of its flaws at least you will be making a truly “informed” decision.

Juno moves Stationary Direct (SD) today, and trust issues come to the forefront.  In particularly, indiscretions of cheating spouses (or other partners) will tend to be exposed today (or this week).  (Tomorrow may be even worse in this regard.)

Jupiter square Vesta perfects, and we can make foolish expenditures on old traditions that either (a) no one cares about or (b) even if they do care they will not acknowledge your generosity.  Spend your money elsewhere.

Thursday June 23rd

Please re-read yesterday.  Moon forms one quincunx with Venus (love, beauty, sometimes health, purchases, money, finances, art, vanity, women) and later another with Jupiter (law, courts, travel (especially foreign travel), foreign relations and “foreigners,” teachers, professors, higher education, universities, courses, and philandering husbands).  Together, it all forms a very LOOSE “yod” which is the pattern that tells you that you must make a “decision.”

Chances are good this decision is a followup from yesterday, and certain blemishes come to light.  If you are a woman, maybe you discover that “his divorce has not yet been finalized.”  If you are a man (especially if your name is Waylon), you may discover that her name is Lucille and her husband is a police officer with a shotgun collection who is on paid leave from work for using “excessive force” when he killed another guy last week.

Anyway, it is your decision.

Uranus conjoins Ceres, and we see disruptions in “prosperity” (but especially in food supply chains).  Innovations in these areas can also be forthcoming; write down your best ideas today or even the fleeting ones that may not seem as good now as they will later.

Friday June 24th

If you are still intact, if you made it this far through the week and are still alive, we congratulate you!  It really wasn’t THAT bad, was it?  🙂  Today is better, not as good as Tuesday, but better.  Moon moves v/c about 9:45 AM CDT and stays void until 9:30 PM CDT.  This is a great Friday afternoon to take off and play if you can.  If not, try not to do anything too serious; stick to routine and most things should go well.

Jupiter joins the North Node, and we find that hard work done with little or no expectation of return might be the best way to clean up a mess and eliminate bad karma.  Housecleaning during this moon v/c can be a very good idea.  If you have not made amends for past indiscretions, then maybe the time to do that is now.

Saturday June 25th

We WOULD say today is a good day, especially with the incredible power of Jupiter Trine Pluto (seen several times earlier in the past few months and technically perfects tomorrow but you will feel it today), but Mercury (Gemini) is quincunx Mars (Scorpio), and Venus (Cancer) is quincunx Saturn (Sagittarius).  (Please re-read the description of “quincunx” that we provided for Sunday June 19th earlier this week.  Those also perfect tomorrow but you will feel them today!)

So, it is a sideways kind of day with some VERY strong winners (particularly Capricorn, Taurus, and Virgo) and some annoying (and painful) possible losers (likely to be Cancer, Scorpio, Sagittarius, and maybe Gemini).  If you are one of the other five Sun signs, you will need to look to other planets in your personal chart (start with the Moon) to see if you have a personal planet (in this case Moon, Mercury, Venus) in one of those signs.  And, if none of that applies, then stay out of the way and watch the show!

Whether or not you can have a “quiet day” today remains an open question, but some of you may want just that.  Not EVERYONE wants the drama that is swirling about many people today, and sometimes being audience (or at home out of the fray) is the smartest position.

Everything we wrote about today (Saturday) applies to tomorrow (Sunday) as well.

 

 

2016-06 W25: Forecasts for Week 25 of 2016

2016-06 W25: Forecasts for Week 25 of 2016

June 2016 (Mars Out)

Week 25 (W25)

This is the last full week of Spring 2016.  For many, summer is already here.  This is a VERY busy week astrologically, and you will see many “changes.”

Sunday June 12th

The week starts off with a Bang! as Mars (Scorpio) trines Chiron (Pisces).  Whenever Chiron is involved we talk about education, health, and especially mentors.  But both planets are in water and Mars at home in Scorpio.  Today is all about making and breaking secrets.  Some secrets bubble to the surface and are exposed and new ones are created as certain people manufacture new “cover stories.”  (“Hillary!  It’s just Jake from State Farm….”)

That would be enough, but Venus (Gemini) sextiles Uranus (Aries) and surprises become the norm for the day.  This can be a very tough day for water signs (Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces) and maybe earth signs as well (Capricorn, Taurus, and Virgo).  Moon is v/c from a little before 1o AM CDT until about 7:30 PM CDT (and then in “too early to tell”).  Mercury is ALSO VOID yesterday and all day today until about 6:30 PM.

People mis-speak today and say things they wish they could take back but cannot.  Feelings are hurt.  Silence, especially working alone, is best today, but do what you must.

See, also: tomorrow.

Monday June 13th

Neptune moves retrograde, and that trumps the day.  By itself, that is enough.  One astrologer (years ago and privately) knew a person who invariably “went into the mental hospital” whenever Neptune turned retrograde and “came out” when it turned direct.  People with problems with drugs or alcohol reach a turning point: get better or die.

Venus (Gemini) squares Chiron (Pisces), typically an annual event but today on top of the Neptune retrograde station.  If things were not bad enough yesterday, more revelations lead to more hurt feelings and emotional pain.

But, wait, there’s more!  Venus is quincunx Mars, leading to miscommunications, false hopes, and disappointments.

Frankly, it is a tough day for many people.

Tuesday June 14th

Today is a reprieve from yesterday and Sunday, but it is not much of one.  While Sun sextile Uranus brings pleasant surprise (mostly fire and air signs benefit, Aries, Leo, Sagittarius, Libra, Aquarius, Gemini), late tonight or early tomorrow morning Sun is quincunx Mars.

If you have Sun quincunx Mars in your birth chart, or any similar Gemini / Scorpio aspect, then today is an important day for you and it can be very favorable.  If your birthday is today, be ready for a major shift this year.  Many of the rest of us experience a sense of disappointment.

As an aside, today is Donald Trump’s birthday.

Wednesday June 15

We would like to say that you have some relief today, but that is just not true.  Sun square Chiron raises important issues regarding education, health, or a combination of both.  This may be the week that leads some people to give up on school and education.  Others, wiser ones, move out of the harsh environment and into some alternative such as home schooling.

This week is tough, and it is the kind of thing that produces the stories that become movie scripts.  Keep notes about this week.  Take pictures.  Make video.  You will want to have the option to remember in every detail the things that went on.

Thursday June 16th

Finally, some relief.  Water signs (Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces) do best, but everyone gets a break.  Whatever break or relief you do get, enjoy it as much as possible.  The time to rest and regenerate is at hand.

Venus is void, so it is not a good day to push forward on anything.  For many of us, this is one of those weeks where we “just get through it.”

Friday June 17th

Venus continues to be void until about 2:30 PM CDT and then enters “too early to tell” for at least the next two days.  Moon is v/c from about 9 AM until past 8:30 PM CDT.

But all of this is trumped by the perfection of Saturn square Neptune.  This week is particularly difficult for Sagittarius and Pisces, and one of two things happens today.  Either it is the worst day of the week, or it is the “eye of the storm.”  In either case, “things” will get better soon.

Oddly, our experience has been that perfection of such huge (huge in terms of the time of the orbit / cycle) planets is often quiet.  But it is not necessarily a pleasant kind of quiet.  It is often the quiet after a series of terrifying events in the movie you are watching and then we receive a pause in the action, maybe even a laugh.  But that makes everything worse because we know that when it all picks back up, the intensity will be even higher.  (And we expect it to pick back up with those outer planet aspects on the next lunation, which is the Full Moon of Monday / Summer Solstice.)

Saturday June 18th

You are feeling Mars quincunx Uranus today (which perfects after midnight about 1 AM).  “Things” are still tough for Sagittarius, and they are tough for Scorpio and Aries also (unless you have both in your natal chart).

If you have BOTH Scorpio and Aries planets in your birth chart then today CAN be very powerful and you CAN gain an important advantage in some matter (depending on your individual chart and your motivation to “get things done”).

Most of us are wanting to move past this week and move on to something new.  The good news is that shift is coming, and it is coming soon.  Monday’s Full Moon is a turning point for many of us, and by the end of next week we will be moving on to something new.

2016-06 W24: Forecasts for Week 24 of 2016

2016-06 W24: Forecasts for Week 24 of 2016

June 2016 (Mars Out)

Week 24 (W24)

Sunday June 5th

By Noon the Moon is void and the remainder of the day is best spent as a day for rest and relaxation if that is possible.

Moon makes a quincunx to Pluto in the early morning hours (about 1 AM CDT) and another quincunx to Mars much later in the day (about 5:30 PM CDT).  We think this CAN be interpreted as a (VERY) loose Yod.  If that is true, then you will tend to face some kind of important decision today.  (And that kind of thing can be tricky during a Moon void-of-course.)

This is not a life and death decision, and you will likely have moved on to other things by the end of the summer, but it “seems important” right now.  This is particularly important if your birthday is today.  Other Gemini are likely to be affected also (favorably if their birthday is BEFORE today and unfavorably if it is AFTER today).  Scorpio and Capricorn are likely to be affected also.

Health issues may surface this afternoon, but they are mostly transitory and tend to affect Gemini and Pisces most.  Some people will have rather unpleasant encounters with law enforcement personnel.  (Maybe a good day to stay home and stay out of conflict.)

Monday June 6th

Sun conjoins Venus (both in Gemini), an annual event.  This is benevolent (usually) and particularly favors Gemini (and air signs Libra and Aquarius) but both are quincunx Pluto in Capricorn shortly past midnight CDT.  If you have Gemini / Capricorn in your natal chart this CAN be a very good day for you.  If that is true and today is your birthday then a BIG shift is happening for you.

The rest of us feel good about “something” but then we find ourselves disappointed by something today, something that is more of a nuisance or annoyance than anything else.  Defer important actions and decisions until tomorrow afternoon.

Tuesday June 7th

Make those important decisions and do those important actions this afternoon (the ones you deferred from yesterday).  Cancerians and other water signs (Scorpio, Pisces) are most favored during this period.  Fire and air signs can benefit but might do better on Wednesday or Thursday (if you can watch your temper).

Move past the disappointment you encountered yesterday or early this morning and into the opportunity that presents itself.

Juno moves into Libra today, and issues of trust and betrayal come to the forefront in relationships.  Romances started last weekend likely meet their first important test today.

Wednesday June 8th

Moon enters Leo quite early (about 2 AM CDT), Mercury (Taurus) sextiles Chiron (Pisces) and issues involving education (especially mentors), health, or both come to the surface.  Taurus and Pisces tend to be the big winners today (but may have to deal with some old painful issue).

Avoid speaking words you cannot take back.

Thursday June 9th

Mercury opposes Mars and that dominates the day.  You will be tempted to speak angry words, and unless you are an expert who does that for a living you should avoid saying what you will not be able to take back.  Old wounds opened for some yesterday, and “things” can become very bad.

If you move past this issue and focus this “energy” (and emotions) into productive action, then you will find you can accomplish much today.  Late night squabbles can be very bad.  Stay home, avoid alcohol and other mood altering substances, and work by yourself tonight if at all possible.

Sun is opposite the Galactic Center, and the events of this week can be an important turning point for many people.

Friday June 10th

This is a good day to “take off” or work by yourself if that is at all possible.  Much can be accomplished if you avoid fruitless squabbles.  A major shift may occur involving some kind of traditions, and issues of fidelity and trust may be at the center of this shift.

Moon is in Virgo by 9 AM CDT, so focus on detailed work, bookkeeping, and housecleaning today.  Reviewing financials and their performance with a keen eye for detail is a recommended activity for today.

Saturday June 11th

Today is an odd day that begins with conflicts and glitches and annoyances that can progress into a powerful insight or opportunity by afternoon (specifically Moon conjunct Jupiter circa 1:30 PM CDT) and through the remainder of the evening.  You can likely have fun if you want to, but this is another good day for detail work (especially if it builds on what you accomplished yesterday).

Today has Mars Septile Pluto, the aspect of karma for both warrior planets.  A very smart thing to do with this is to do something for a disabled veteran you know (or for disabled veterans in general).  This will benefit you in important ways that you cannot see yet.  Alternatively, you can do the same especially regarding any kind of “widows and orphans” fund for police or firefighters.

2016-05 W23: Forecasts for Week 23 of 2016

2016-05 W23: Forecasts for Week 23 of 2016

2016-06 W23: Forecasts for Week 23 of 2016

May 2016 (Mars Out)

Week 23 (W23)

Everything this week is about love or money.  You can pick one or the other, and in some cases you can have both.  In order to have either, you must clean house and shed old baggage this week.

Sunday May 29th

Planets have either moved out of Taurus or soon will, Moon and Sun have made a powerful statement regarding Sagittarius / Gemini issues, and retrograde planets are beginning to move forward.  School is out (for most students), summer is here, and May (and Taurus) is nearly “over” (until next year).  The “Mutable T” we have been discussing is highly activated today with Moon joining Neptune in the morning.

Secrets have been revealed, and we must process what we have learned.  We do have a danger of “reading too much into something” at this time and becoming delusional.  Stick to the facts as much as you can, knowing that doing just that can be difficult at this time.  “Clean house in all ways if you can.”  That is the message for this week and especially for today.  Time to “move forward,” and exactly what that means is something you will have to decide for yourself.  (But seeking guidance from a trusted source can be a good idea at this time.)

Monday May 30th

Let’s be clear: today is a good day to “get things done.”  Although these good windows do come from time to time, they are not always with us.  If you have read our work “enough” to test whether or not our forecasts work for you, and (assuming they do) you have missed such a window before, then you know how valuable they can be.  As “Larry the Cable Guy” says: “Get ‘er done.”  We could say more, but really that is the most important message, along with “Moon turns void about 6 PM, and the window closes then.”

This is a particularly strong day for water signs (Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces).

Tuesday May 31st

You get a second bite at the apple today, but today is better for fire signs (Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius).  It is still another good day to get things done, and (as we recommended yesterday) you still need to push.  “Things” may become a bit shakey as the day progresses because of an annual event that happens tomorrow.

June 2016 (Mars Out)

“June” is named after Juno, the wife and sister of Jupiter.  She was often the jilted wife who could vent a powerful level of anger at the frequently unfaithful “King” regarding his infidelities.  Do what you must, but this is a very good time of year to be loyal to your vows.

Wednesday June 1st

All days have their uses.  Today is fabulous if you are a photographer, film-maker, videographer, poet, or maker of music.  Stage musicians do well also.  It can be good if you are a criminal.  The rest of us should consider a day off.  Some people will have a “summer cold” today.  It is all related to the annual “Sun Square Neptune” aspect that occurs today and will occur near this date for at least a few more years.  If you are a Gemini or Pisces, and especially if your birthday is yesterday, today, or tomorrow, you will really “feel” today.

A TriSeptile between Ceres and Hygeia tells us that we can benefit by helping someone else regarding an issue involving both food (or prosperity) and health.  This could be a donation at a food bank or giving someone a meal.  Have you ever taken the time to be a volunteer at an Elder Care facility and help feed someone?

Thursday June 2nd

The BiQuintile between Vesta and Lilith tells us that tradition, on one hand, and the wild and untamed side of ourselves on the other hand, may cooperate to give us a powerful insight.  Sex is the issue, but this may be sex in ways you have never considered before.

Venus square Neptune tells us that we may “fall in love” with someone and not really see who they are.  Sun opposite Saturn brings a “reality check” of some kind, and these contradictory set of aspects spills over onto tomorrow (Friday).

Some artists can produce rather amazing works today, especially if they explore our expectations about love and sex.

If you are not quite “getting” what I am talking about, consider a video party with many or few friends (maybe even just that one special “friend”) where you watch a double feature: (1) Hope Springs and (2) Last Tango in Paris.  (You get to decide which is first and which is second.)  At least one of them, maybe both, should “speak” to you if you have even an iota of romance within you.  (If not, try tomorrow’s recommendation.)

If romance is not an option but money is, then your double feature should be (1) The Big Short and (2) Money Monster.

Friday June 3rd

Yesterday’s odd conflict between “falling in love” and the “reality check” continues, and today it is amplified further.  If you are interested in a “May-December” romance (young-old), then the window opens here.  Regardless of which side of the partnership you represent, make certain you are ready for the “ride.”  And, let us make one thing clear: SOME of these relationships WILL survive and become the “best thing that ever happened” to each partner.  (Not all of them, but SOME of them!)

If love is not in the air for you, then this is all about money and finance and investments.  Make certain you “know what you are getting into.”  Avoid risky schemes.

This is a good evening to watch Harold and Maude again with someone you love (or would like to love).  What?  You have never seen it?  Really?

If it is still “all about the Benjamins” rather than romance, then you could watch “Wall Street” instead.  (But, we still vote for Harold and Maude anyway!)

Saturday June 4th

Moon moves from old to new circa 11 PM CDT today.  You may want to check the List of New Moons for 2016.

Today is a quirky day, and some people will spend a huge amount of money and some people will make a huge amount of money.  Big gains happen for some, and big losses happen  for others.  If it is not money, then it is overeating or too much in the way of drugs or alcohol.  If none of those affect you, then you MIGHT be able to focus your abilities to accomplish something that is nothing short of amazing today.

Curiously, the moon is VERY old and waning today, so for many people this is about cleaning out and cleaning up.  Buyers are favored over sellers, and some people will buy that “$10 ‘pretty rock'” that happens to be a Star Sapphire (or not).  Alliances that you form shortly past 11 PM CDT may betray you later.  Pick your “friends” carefully.

The particular combination most favored today is that rare person who has beneficial planets in Aries / Virgo.  You have both (1) the drive and ambition and (2) the eye for detail needed to best take advantage of today’s rare opportunity.  Chances are good this will come to you some time between 9 PM and 11 PM CDT.  (Please adjust for your time zone.)

If you are asking someone on a date this Saturday night, make it as late as possible.  Try NOT to end it before 11 PM CDT, and if you can schedule “the kiss” right on 11 PM CDT (adjust for your time zone), then this is best.  (This assumes you actually WANT “the kiss.”  You might change your mind.  If so, end it early and go out with your friends.  You might find the right one later!:)  )

A big Lotto jackpot tonight (Powerball?) would not be much of a surprise.

If love did blossom for you this week, consider doing something special for your sweetie!