Morning Star: Daily Astrology for the Week of May 30 to June 5, 2016

Monday, May 30, 2016

This morning the Moon is still active in Pisces. She is working her way toward a conjunction with Chiron which occurs around noon EDT. She reaches Void status after a trine with Mars Rx in Scorpio at 7:11 PM until entering Aries at 9:10 PM.

So, even though the Moon is quite active for the majority of the day, with only a brief VOC period, it still doesn't seem like quite a physically active day. No, not even with the trine to Mars nor with the entrance of the Moon into Aries. Mars is not the red warring planet we know right now. Therefore, aspects to him are not going to behave as they do when the planet is direct. Aside from that, the trine occurs in water. We should be inclined to “go with the flow” of the day moreso than try to conquer it.
In the U.S. Today is a holiday set aside to honor those who have fallen in battle. The conjunction of the Moon in Pisces to Chiron and following her trine to Mars fits the energy of the holiday by bringing remembrances, memorials, memories, grief and tributes. This is not a sweaty sport. But, a quiet personal event that packs emotions with it whether you are honoring Memorial Day or not. The chance for tears is high. However, the chance to deal with your emotions in a forthright manner is also present with the trine to Mars Rx. Rest and rehab may definitely be in order.

As the Moon re-activates in Aries, Mercury finds Pluto by trine for the 3rd time since entering his retrograde shadow (11:03 PM). This marks Mercury's impending exit from his shadow and takes our mental body deep into consideration in regard to what changes have occurred in our mental bodies. Thoughts deepen and become more introspective. There is chance of paranoia. However, the best use of this energy is to transform our thoughts into something more healthy and solid. Common sense is highlighted as well as an awareness of how our perspective colors our world. There is room for remorse and grieving here as well. Talks of battle scars and war stories could be told. Again, par for the course in the U.S given the holiday and what it stands for. And, again, the energy in the sky packs this theme of “remembrance” and “memorial” even without the holiday.
The energy of the waxing Mercury/Pluto trine carries over the day like a thick veil. With it's perfection coming in at the end of our day, some may experience nightmares or even an exacerbation of PTSD-like symptoms. Flashbacks and memories. That's what this little Monday is made of. There is also an air of moving forward by finally walking away...not necessarily forcefully. But, gently. Quietly. Potentially with mixed feelings...but, with finality.

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

This morning we awaken to an active Aries Moon. Her first aspect is a flirty sextile with Venus in Gemini at lunchtime. From here, she plays with Gemini energy a bit more with a sextile to the Sun at 3:11 PM. We end the day on a solid note with a trine from the Moon to Saturn at 7:44 PM.
This is a lighthearted, impish kind of day. Lighter conversations take over as Mercury waxes away from Pluto. We are ready to step out of sorrow and perhaps find a little enjoyment. This comes by way of socializing, getting out for a day trip or merely stretching our legs.

There is, however, a few potential storms on the horizon. The first comes overnight with the Moon's passage through the ongoing Uranus/Pluto square. She squares Pluto at 1:36 AM and meets Uranus by conjunction just prior to noon tomorrow. Also, even if Gemini is a happy butterfly right now, that energy is due for a bit squishing as well. Both Venus and the Sun in Gemini are waxing into the ongoing mutable square between Saturn, Jupiter and Neptune. This becomes more prominent as we get closer to the New Moon in Gemini at the end of the week.
Today, though, is gently active and social.

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

This morning we may feel a little unsettled...especially if we didn't sleep well, which was a possibility. Today, we may feel antsy and a bit suffocated. If that is the case, it's best to treat the condition with a bit of ice water. Uranus calls for cool and calculating at it's highest vibration. But, most often, it catalyzes things like anxiety, nervousness and impulsiveness since that is his path of least resistance. In other words, his energy comes forth...READY OR NOT! And, depending on our emotional state and awareness at the time we could be reactive instead of taking the time we need to really think things through. In order to effectively prepare for this possibility, it is a good idea to cut down on things that make us additionally nervous and anxiety riddled. Cut down on caffeine and stimulants. Drink more water. Move physically to discharge any excess or pent up energy while donning the cool steady logic of Spock. He makes it look so easy. It is not easy, however, to rise above that which makes an ordinary situation emergent. However, going off half-cocked has a history of not playing out well. So, absorb the shocks and ground them out instead of allowing the situation to cause you to react less mindfully. If it is a truly emergent situation, you will have the ability to respond. Just don't let something fool you into a sense of urgency and immediacy if the circumstance is not truly emergent.

Another effective use of this energy is to do something that makes you feel more free. Break routine. Take assertive initiative. Decide to do things differently and in a way that is more supportive of a hopeful future. Turn loose of highly emotional situations and break free from having to have your next move dictated to you. If someone pokes you with a stick expecting you to react violently, give them the reaction they don't expect and completely crumble their ability to control your emotions.
Following the conjunction with Uranus, the Moon is Void until settling down in Taurus at 10:48 PM. Meanwhile, the Sun in Gemini squares off with Neptune in Pisces at 10:42 PM. This is squishy. Folks may not appear as they are. Some may be hiding behind veils while others pause for a moment and question their own identity. Who am I? What do I stand for? What am I trying to achieve? Remember, if you catch yourself asking this questions, you have the creative clay in your hands to shape and mold the answers into whatever you want them to be. There is room for positive change here.

There is a chance to develop a more empathic approach to life in general. But, there is also a chance for liars and thieves to emerge...wolves in sheep's clothing. Also, many have reviewed and re-assessed the values upon which they stand during the Mercury Rx period in Taurus. This Sun/Neptune aspect allows us to incorporate the changes we discovered we needed to make gently into our ego systems. We are softened where we were critical before. We are forgiving where we were so judgmental in the past. We have the ability to become more flexible. Just be wary of the tendency for some to use smoke and mirrors. Make this more of an introverted affair than extroverted one since you really can't trust people to be as you see them right now. It's likely to feel like a hazy water-colored world out there today in which we have the chance to meet many unusual creatures.

On a side note, as we near the New Moon in Gemini, I do expect weather to be an issue in several parts of the world. Mother Nature is cleaning house indiscriminately. While I suggest that you follow her lead by clearing out things that block energy flow or have grown stagnant. Be wary that the commencement of the New Moon has us rebooting in a brand new ball game. Meaning, valuables could be washed away. Things that we project a false identity upon could disappear. Our vows to change are tested and tried. And, it's all likely to come as Earth swells during a huge cleansing effort that includes things like rain, flooding, wild winds etc. It's not the end of the world. But, for some, circumstance could cause that feel. Physically stretching your body is a good idea right now. The Universe calls for flexibility. It's not too late to start becoming more bendy. Every little bit helps. Plus, please remember playing the blame game doesn't help or fix anything. It's just a distraction that keeps you from addressing what needs to be fixed regardless of who is accountable for making it that way. Becoming sure of who is to blame matters very little if you do nothing to help the situation.

Thursday, June 2, 2016

This morning, emotional bodies are a little more settled with the Moon in Taurus. We are still a bit sloggy as the Sun moves away from Neptune. However, Neptune persists as the Moon finds him by sextile in our early evening (6:11 PM). We yearn for a soft place to land for a nap...preferably following a hearty meal.

It's not a very ambitious day. But, it is solid while maintaining flexibility and a bit of sensitivity. The best way to deal with it? Allow yourself to indulge in what makes you feel good. Simple pleasures are highlighted...nothing too complicated...all set at a slow and steady pace.
Know, though, that what we want may be elusive as Venus nears in square to Neptune (12:15 AM). We may think we want X but once we get it we find it to be oddly unsatisfying. Or, when we reach out to grab X it evaporates through our fingers. Or, we may really want X but can't find it. At times, achieving what we want may seem like a pipe dream. Very far out of reach. We could literally feel as if we are chasing a mirage in the desert.
Still yet, though, there is a wicked power of manifestation wrapped up in this day too. The ability to bring elusive dreams to ground and really stand solidly on things like wisdom and fortitude. The Moon hits a sweet spot just as Venus squares Neptune. She dances with both Jupiter (9:37 PM) and Pluto (2:12 AM) by trine. Grounding, practicality, a little common sense and bit of work ethic help us see that the impossible may, indeed, be possible. Only problem with that is what we “want” is fickle and keeps shape could feel like trying to herd cats or like pinning Jello to a tree...

Patience, my friend. Explore what it is the heart truly wants and aim for that. Let the possibilities ebb and wane until you can decide on just the right one for the right reasons. No one can tell you which one is “right” for you...that has to come from the inside. Or, at least, it should.
At 2:38 AM the Sun opposes Saturn putting the pressure of accountability on our shoulders. We are like reprimanded school children being told, “You are old enough to know better!” At the same time, we could be the one's sending out reprimands as well. Be sure to give supportive direction instead of just chastising and be sure to lead by solid example...modeling appropriate behavior more than you preach about someone elses lack thereof.

Friday, June 3, 2016

Today starts off practical enough as the Moon finds Mercury by conjunction at 6:09 AM. A steadied emotional body and a little common sense goes a long way. If it is not complicated, don't make it that way. From here, though, it looks a lot like “opposite” day. Meaning, we have several oppositions that call for us to balance them out. Prior to getting to these, the Moon in Taurus has a gut check with Chiron in Pisces by sextile which gently reminds us that sometimes folks struggle with demons we cannot see. Sometimes, we are the person struggling with those demons and that gives us this eery sense of understanding at times.
At 7:04 PM the Moon opposes Mars Rx in Sagittarius allowing us to deeply assess what it is that drives us. What is at the core of our motivations? Greed? Fear? Anger? Resentment? What motivates you? Are you OK with allowing whatever it is to control your actions? How can you be happy with what you have when you yearn for so much more? When you perceive that someone else has everything so effortlessly perfect? When you feel like you have to scrape and claw for absolutely anything but it seems like that person gets everything handed to them.

Let's not get caught in the “grass is greener over there” or comparing your path to others trap. Whether the bounty you are given seems fair in comparison to what others receive matters very little because it is what it is. You can be pissed about it all you want but that is not going to change anything. Focus inwardly and make sure your motivation for whatever is above board instead of being driven by something more slimy. If you discover a slimy driver, don't beat yourself up over it. Don that awareness and move forward more you know. However, expect that there will be some greedy and slimy creatures out there that lean fully into doing things on the shady. Don't become one of them.
Par for the course, things like greed, envy and feeling as if you are getting the Universal shaft in regard to resources often comes during lean times. Those times are now upon us a Venus opposes Saturn (8:47 PM). Resources are stretched thin and sparse. Many have been weighed, measured and found wanting. This is not a feeling that our Venus ruled Moon enjoys. However, don't skimp over paying homage to what you do have. Every blessing counts no matter how small. If you find a blessing in this day you can bank on it being a solid and supportive one. The smallest inkling of satisfaction is certainly well earned.
Following the opposition with Mars at 7:04 PM, the Moon is Void until entering Gemini at 11:03 PM.

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Welcome to the day when hyper-criticism is quite likely. Everybody has all the answers for everyone elses problems as the Sun squares Jupiter at 6:58 PM. However, it's important to remember that your opinion is not warranted unless it is specifically asked for. Yes, you may feel like you are doing someone a great service by correcting their mistakes for them or pointing them out. But, that doesn't make you a helper. That makes you a pompous ass who likes to put their nose where it doesn't belong. So, keep your hyper-criticisms to yourself because unless you are walking in someone's shoes you have no business trying to “correct” their life...or their grammatical errors for that matter. If you really want to help, then offer help by asking, “What can I do to help” instead of pointing fingers at how a person should self-blame or whatever. True calls to assist someone don't come with an agenda and they also are not welcomed when they are packaged in “I told you so's” or issuance of blame. Check yourself in regard to what you are really trying to achieve. Are you trying to prove how right and on point you are? Or are you trying to be of service? Or, are you just trying to feel right and distract yourself from the corrections necessary in your own life?

Also know that this aspect can indeed, cause of lot of inner criticism. Some folks will divert themselves from straightening out the details of their own life by pointing out how they think you should rearrange yours. Know that you don't need that at this time. However, if someone is genuine in their offers to help, don't hesitate to take them up on it. Remember though that some folks are just trying to get you to join their misery by knocking you around with nit-picking. You don't have to fall for that or put up with it. All you have to do is learn to tell the difference between someone who is offering constructive criticism (when ASKED) and someone who is just being a pontificating know-it-all ass...while remembering not to be a hyper-critical pontificating ass to yourself or to others. Self-honesty is a bitter pill that we are force fed today. Be easy with yourself. There is always a chance to do things differently in the future. Beating yourself up for perceived missteps does nothing but make you bitter. Now you know. Now you are ready to make better choices. It is as simple as that.
Also know that there is definitely room for regret and remorse under this Moon. She meets Neptune by watery square at 6:22 PM and then sobers up really quick into the reality of the “present” that we, along with the Universe, co-created. Grieve if needed. Apologize if necessary. But, forgive yourself for past error instead of letting yourself be haunted. You are not perfect. You never will be perfect. But, you can be self-aware and honest while vowing to be better in the future. Look more at the potential for internal course corrections rather than running around with your red teacher marker correcting everyone elses mistakes.

At 8:49 PM Venus in Gemini squares off with Jupiter in Virgo allowing us an opportunity to share the wisdom we gleaned thus far in our lifetime within the close commune of our friends and peers. Now, this is not energy you want to use to judge. However, it is energy that allows you to relate to another person's struggles and advise in a way that is supportive instead of critical. It's energy that allows you to admit, “I've been where you are.. This is what helped me. However, I understand what may have worked for me may not work for you. I fully support you in finding the answers that fit for you. Just know, it is survivable as I am living proof.” Why? Because this is what FRIENDS do. They support one another and try to offer assistance when they are able. They don't step on your face when you are low already and criticize you for being human. By the end of the day, you will likely know where true support lies and where it does not. You could also make a new friend simply by happenstance...some older person you strike up a conversation with who offers a retrospective that fits the bill in regard to exactly what you are dealing with in your current life. Synchronicity happens. Even if it seems mundane in the moment...this could blossom into something else as you co-commiserate over things as foretold in the following music video...

The Moon follows Venus through her square to Jupiter, squaring him herself at 10:03 PM before finally catching up with her by conjunction at 10:10 PM. Less than an hour later, our New Moon in Gemini births an opportunity for a fresh perspective at 11:01 PM. We realize we cannot achieve new goals with an old mindset. We realize that ripples of change seep into everything we do. Therefore, we must learn to accommodate this change before we can really move forward. But, this week has been packed with “now you know's” so we are much more readily armed with things like wisdom and new knowledge. There is promise as we discover all is not lost and the impossible could be so crazy that it just might work. Opportunities present and we may want to choose them all! Just don't take on more balls than you can effectively manage.

Important Sabian Symbols for this Lunar event read as follows:

SUN AND MOON AT 15 GEMINI: Two dutch children are studying their lessons together. Conscious approach to spiritual truth and underlying meanings. Open-mindedness. Clarity of thought along traditional lines.
MERCURY AT 20 TAURUS: Wisps of clouds like wings are streaming across the sky. Exalted state of consciousness; lightness and breadth of being and understanding. Mystical and ecstatic self-expansion.

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Have you ever woken up early after a strong wind/rain storm the night before? As the storm raged, it could have been scary. However, when you wake up to the pure sunrise and the smell of freshly washed Earth the feeling is rather fresh. Today, we wake up to such a feeling. The storm has subsided and, though, there is real possibility that some things may have been forever washed away, there is also a prime opportunity for a very fresh start on a very clean slate...even if we didn't choose to have our slate washed so clean. There is promise in this day as the Moon in Gemini finds Uranus by sextile at 12:49 PM. However, there is a “never forget” square to Chiron in Pisces before our now growing Moon reaches Void status. Meaning, we feel the promise and the hope but we musn't dismiss the potential for self-doubt, pain and personal limitations. Some things are incurable. That matters less than than our ability to build effective coping mechanisms around them. We work with what we are given because we have no choice. Denial of these very deep personal afflictions is not something that will support us in the future. We must face and accept them while learning to accommodate them. Trying to escape them is only going to put obstacles in our paths.

The Moon remains Void until entering her home territory of Cancer at 11:43 PM. It's a day in which we can make a fresh start while realizing that some things will never change. Then, we bring all of that home and sit with it for awhile. Contemplating our next step while seeking out what we need to feel comfortable and nurtured. Be a good self-care giver and self-parent.