Forecast for May 30 – June 5, 2016

The best of times; the worst of times. Or, more accurately, the most confounding of times. Visibility is impaired; we’re flying on instruments. And our hearts.

Learn more in the Astro-Insight podcast for May 30 – June 5, 2016  (6:28 minutes). And by booking a Why Is Life So Weird Now? reading.

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Forecast for June 2016

June is one of the monumental months of the year. It’s a jumble of paradoxes, dualities, contradictions and cross-currents, many of which are not going to make sense.

They will push, pull, stretch and pressure. Whip up a frenzy and immobilize. Obscure and reveal. Splay you across dimensions and time. Rivet attention to the boundless present and toss unfinished business back on the table.

Confounding, confusing and outright magical, they will  leave us with pertinent data, perspective and the gravitational pull of slow-building but lasting developments.

The inclination will be to think your way through this, especially once the ruler of communication, Mercury, returns to his home base of Gemini on the 12th. Instead, listen to your intuition, gut, instinct, whatever name you give it, even — and especially — when reason and empirical evidence suggest otherwise. Ride with the tide, go with the flow, follow the energy — use whatever saying works for you, but just roll with developments moment by moment, as they unfold. Projecting into the future will get you nowhere but frustration. And confusion, too. Surface appearances do not tell the true, or full, story right now.

Dipping into the past, on the other hand, is fruitful. This month is one long laboratory in makeovers, do-overs, revisions, updates and picking up stalled matters where they left off. Much of it will be shades of last summer, because Mars (planet of action) is traveling back over territory Saturn retrograded over then. Assignments, second chances and next steps will land in your path as well as arise from deep within you. You can also harness the drive to get to the bottom of things and dispatch all manner of lingering wishes and agenda items. This motivation is especially suited to dealing with unpleasantness. Some tasks may resemble cleaning out a failed root canal:  the process will not be welcome, but afterward, oh, how you will feel better.

The seemingly contradictory energies are coming from a convergence of hard aspects that demand or forestall action (squares and oppositions), which are locking together into a configuration called a grand cross. Frequently this pattern results in a log-jam. This one is all over the map, because the signs it’s in are mutable (changeable, flexible, versatile, every-which-way), and turning us all into human equivalents of a reed, or a Stretch Armstrong doll.

The grand cross incorporates three powerhouses that have been stressing, stretching and confusing us since late last year:  Saturn, the ruler of rules, order and consequences, his antithesis Neptune, ruler of transcendence and illusion, and Jupiter, the guy who ups any action he approaches. Credit them for transporting current reality into the Great Hall of Oz, where flaring flames, a booming voice and a disembodied head command attention, while unseen hands pull levers behind an unobtrusive curtain.

They’re making you question your sanity (and other people’s) and feel so spacey and overwhelmed.  This month their pressure becomes multi-directional, ricocheting from one point to another. The powerhouses have been been amping up the middle degrees of Gemini (hence the high noise-to-signal ratio and running from one shiny object to another). That spot is being filled early in the month by the Sun and Venus, which complete the grand cross. Their addition fleshes out the every-which-way mix with the general tone of the times and relationships, money, creativity and all we value, the areas of life Venus rules.

The energy of the grand cross locks into the Gemini New Moon on June 4. When Mercury fills the Gemini position June 20-22, the cross permeates the chart of the summer solstice on June 20, which carries the resonance of the tension throughout the summer as well. That day is action packed, most especially with the the year’s second Sagittarius Full Moon, at the sign’s last degree, occurring just before the solstice. That Moon has a kick of finality, with Mars ending his retrograde and month-long camp-out on the final degree of Scorpio on June 29.

Pro Tip: Have mercy on anyone with placements in the middle degrees of the mutable signs, Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius and Pisces. For them, this weird journey is intensely, sometimes painfully personal.

Even on June’s strangest days, Bob Marley’s “Three Little Birds” is wafting on the breeze, if you still yourself enough to detect it. (All together now: “Everything little thing gonna be alright.”) Much will feel fated, headed in an optimal direction, or inexplicably okay, whether you can point to any tangible evidence to support the feeling.

L ikely you will see evidence, though. That’s the gift of the grounding, stabilizing sanity-bringing influence of an unimpeded flow between beneficial Jupiter and Pluto, agent of unavoidable change. They’ve been paving the way out of the chaos and upheaval that Uranus and Pluto have been stirring up over the past four years. The pair is making the last of three big assists (the others happened in September and March). Just what they’ve been building will become clearer by September.

Find an image of the Hanged Man in a Tarot deck of your choosing and use it as your inspirational icon for the month. Think of this month as an initiation. You’re being suspended above the action, unable to steer or force it. There’s a certain freedom in that; relax into it and stop asking how certain things are going to happen. The elevated vantage point also offers the gift of a panoramic view, which puts data in your field of vision that escaped you earlier.

By month’s end, transcendence is possible. Or magic. Or feeling unspeakably, blissfully moved, as Venus and Neptune bridge earthly and heavenly love. Hearts are opening. When Mercury enters Cancer on the 29th, emotions can’t help but pour out.
How does this apply to you? Learn more in a 30-minute Why Is Life So Weird? reading. Available through June 30, 2016.

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Forecast for May 23 – 29, 2016

You can’t always get what you want….but you sure can hang out with your friends and talk about it. Old business is coming back on the table, with motivation and drive to deal with it. Oh, and truths abound.

Learn more in the Astro-Insight podcast for May 23 – 29, 2016  (7:10 minutes). And by booking a Why Is Life So Weird Now? reading.

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Forecast for the May 2016 Sagittarius Full Moon

May 21, 2016

2:14 PM PDT / 5:14 PM EDT / 9:14 PM GMT
1 Gemini 13 / 1 Sagittarius 13

by Kathy Biehl

This year’s first Sagittarius Full Moon is a high-energy, high-octane blaze of hard-driving emotions. Even if we’ve been going with the flow lately (and what choice have we had, really?), reactions have been building up. A person can be philosophical only so long until feelings kick in. As they do now.

We’re in for profound feedback about beliefs and their ramifications. And, boy, is it ever motivating.

This Full Moon takes place on the axis of Gemini and Sagittarius, which connects our information flow (thoughts, communications, data streams) to the systems of thought we build from that flow.  Each end is enjoying heightened awareness, not to mention a nigh-on breathtaking surge in activity.

Two influences are encouraging this condition. One is energy zipping between the rulers of each end, cosmic messenger Mercury (currently simulating a snail’s pace in Taurus, and stationing to turn direct the next day) and expansive Jupiter (in Mercury’s second home of Virgo, and now moving forward after a four-month-plus cleaning jag). Each is amplifying the other and whipping up thoughts, talk, messages, info, analysis, and ideas for improvement, for critique and, yes, for criticism.

The other is action hero Mars standing with the Moon and staring down the Sun. Emotions are giving him his marching orders, and he’s ready to not just respond, but also fight for or because of them. He’s retrograde as well, priming him (and, of course, us) for frustration, irritation, hair-trigger responses — and the gumption to dig up old business.

Because of his involvement, this Moon teems with fighting words and standing up for beliefs (and, alas, political differences leading to emotionally charged arguments). Integrity and walking your talk may be issues. So may bigotry, racism, jingoism and judgments. The archaic phrase “hoist on his own petard” may enjoy a brief revival, as words come back to haunt, especially via the media. Watch for a makeover of another old saying:  Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words can truly wound.

This emotional harvest is not merely argumentative, or angry, or defensive, though. Look for a lust for adventure and running out of the corral. For bursts of optimism (or realizations of how badly it is needed) and the drive to learn, to explore and to expand your beliefs, training or outlook on life (ditto).

No matter what you observe in or receive from others — and confusion or behavior that makes no sense continues to run rampant — take everything back to yourself. Are your streams of information supporting you emotionally or riling you? What does the presence of X in your life say about what you believe to be true, or how you view the world? (Is that what you were taught, or what you really believe?) What does your emotional reaction say about that? Are you ready to improve, or expand, or otherwise do something about that?

This Moon is the kick off event for June’s grand cross in the middle of the mutable signs. (Think the political news has been weird? Just wait.) That configuration locks four action-demanding aspects into a paradox that requires having the flexibility of a reed — or being the human equivalent of a Stretch Armstrong doll. The cross will pull us this way and that, pressure us from multiple directions, speed the pace of life and yet make us feel immobilized. (Feeling it already, are you?) It will force us to give up the steering wheel, to look at whatever is happening in the moment and not think about tomorrow, or the next week, or later in the summer, and ultimately, to float above life in observer mode. That vantage point will expose us to information that we previously missed or failed to appreciate.

For now, we’re getting an interim report. Express and experience emotions based on what you think, know and believe now. More information will be revealed, later. We’ll get a follow up report on June 20, when a second Sagittarius Full Moon takes place at the sign’s last degree. The grand cross will be at its end as well, and deeply coloring the culminations under that Full Moon.

How does this apply to you? Learn more in a 30-minute Why Is Life So Weird? reading. Available through June 30, 2016.

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Forecast for May 16 – 23, 2016

Chatterbox alert: The sun’s entering Gemini; the Moon’s full in gregarious Sagittarius; and Mercury’s stationing direct. Take care, though: Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words can really wound me. And provoke action.

Learn more in the Astro-Insight podcast for May 16 -23, 2016  (7:48 minutes). And in my astro-overview for 2016.

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