Forecast for April 4 – 10, 2016

Challenging. Motivating. Focusing. Desires heating up; talk and travel slowing down. Then KABOOM – we’re all chicks breaking out of the shell. Boring, you say?

Learn more in the Astro-Insight podcast for April 4 – 10, 2016  (7:06 minutes). And in my astro-overview for 2016.

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Forecast for October 25 – Nov. 1, 2015

Save your broom for flying. Nothing important can be swept under the carpet this week. May as well face it. Halloween brings peace (what the — ?!?) as well as otherworldly company. “Rocky: Are they friendly spirits? Bullwinkle: I’ll say!”

Learn more in the Astro-Insight podcast for October 26 – Nov. 1, 2015 (7:52 minutes).

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Forecast for October 2015

At last, a month when life starts making sense. Turmoil, new boundaries, reboots and endings are still rampant, but some situations are settling into recognizable contours and sturdy, supportive foundations. They’ve been showing warning signs of firming up, and now they’re hitting an accelerated construction phase, as if in sped-up stop-action animation. Even if we don’t like everything we see, we stand to benefit from plenty of it.

Before this action gets fully underway, two review processes end back-to-back and affect how we go into the stabilizing. The first involves heart and desire. Venus, ruler of all we hold dear (love, money, beauty, creativity), changes mode on October 8. She is packing up the gold, glitter and memories of her long summer in high drama, self-oriented Leo, where her retrograde helped us explore people and activities that were once very important to us. (And possibly reclaim bits of ourselves.) When she enters Virgo, our approach to relationships and money drops the showiness and become more analytical and inclined to treat them as improvement projects.

What we think and say to others shifts almost simultaneously. Mercury, ruler of how we communicate and get around, stations retrograde on October 9, at the first degree of the relationship sign of Libra, smack on top of the North Node of destiny and the collective experience. Since mid-September, he has taken us on a research mission, unearthing pivotal data that previously got dropped or overlooked. At times it’s also been a fantastic voyage through confusion, crossed signals, misunderstandings and lies. His about-face on such a sensitive point marks a turnaround in all manner of communicating — our own thinking and speaking, the information channels we use (or expose ourselves to), conversation at a collective level — and the agreements we have about how we are going to treat each other.

As our hearts and minds move into a changed mode of expression, a cluster of influences midmonth are moving us out of the upheaval portion of the cosmic change imperative (aka the last three years or so) and into manifestation and stabilization. The centerpiece is the easy flow of energy between bigger-is-better Jupiter and Pluto, the lord of unavoidable metamorphosis, not to mention summoner of psychological beasties from the depths.

This month Jupiter is sending the first of three boosts to Pluto as he reshapes the foundations of our lives. (Rounds two and three arrive next March and June.) This one comes with our hearts and drive on board, since their rulers will be in the same sign as Jupiter, Virgo. (Mars, ruler of our actions, and Venus, ruler of all we hold dear).  The boost has multiple effects: speeding up and deepening rebuilding; speeding up the formation of platforms, situations and relationships that have been brewing; making all of this more efficient; cleaning up debris; analyzing the health and sturdiness of what’s coming into being; sinking pylons deeper and deeper into the ground. The boost also empowers some less obviously beneficial results: luring ever-more beasties out of the depths; revealing deeper layers of rot; encouraging deeper and deeper levels of unstable foundations to collapse.

This boost brings the relief of stepping on solid ground, at last. The curative, motivating effect of a good housecleaning. And possibly a root canal of the heart. If that last possibility happens, it leads to effective clean-up and improvement of the situation. One reason is the detachment and ability to analyze on offer with Venus in Virgo. Another is that harmony and cooperation between hearts and will (as well as the male and the female, inside you and with folks outside) are very much in the air, with Venus and Mars not merely in the same sign, but warming up for their next private meeting in November.

October 11, 15, 17, 19, 23 and 25 are hot dates in the boosting process. You may feel it most strongly as each aspect builds (particularly the day before).

The second influence moving us from upheaval to new order is the Libra New Moon on October 12.  Your experiences of the past three years have laid the ground for everything that is seeded and begins to grow now. While Jupiter feeds the Plutonian time-for-structures-to-evolve end of the cosmic change imperative, this Moon event charges up the unforeseeable, liberating, paradigm-busting Uranian end of that equation. The resulting pressure forces new attitudes, approaches and agreements about relationships into being. It launches the next phase in how we live with each other, after the chapter closings of the September Aries lunar eclipse.

Expect what we want from each other to be focused, intense and all-consuming, when the two planets of desire and money, Venus and Pluto, team on the 23 — the same day the Sun enters the Pluto-ruled terrain of Scorpio. The last days of the month could put stashes of Halloween candy severely at risk. Justifying indulging will be easy as can be (“just one” sliding into half of the bag ), especially with messages flying around that are both exciting and fuel for jitters.

The first milestone in the stabilizing process comes on the 27th, with the Taurus Full Moon. It directs attention to physical and sensual reality — not promises, or hopes, or the dreams you spin from crumbs someone tosses your way, but actual, tangible developments you can taste, touch and embrace.

Any lingering anxiousness dissipates for Halloween weekend. Fantasy and escapism are in the air, and how. In the words of Rocky & Bullwinkle:  “Are they friendly spirits?” “I’ll say!” The holiday promises to be, of all things, peaceful; more Glinda the Good Witch, less vampires and zombies. Dress up and play; unplug and revel.

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2015 Taurus New Moon

May 17-18, 2015
9:13 PM PDT / 12:13 AM EDT / 4:13 AM GMT
26 Taurus 55

The Taurus New Moon invites us to sink into the physicality of the here and now. This year’s model is hardly stuck on the earth plane, though. This Moon takes us far from the surface in both directions, lifting us into transcendence (or escapism) while stirring the most primal of cravings deep within.

Focus is now flowing to resources that nourish and support our existence, and all the better if they delight us, too:  Aromatic flowers and herbs. Fresh fruit that explodes with flavor and juiciness when you bite into it. Sensual fabrics and, of course,  sensual touch. Don’t forget cash, too, not merely to pay us for our talents, but also to make it possible to acquire the delights we can’t produce on our own.

It’s the most natural, organic course of action to immerse yourself in any or all of these at the moment.  The ruler of Taurus is encouraging it, too. Venus is currently in the sign of Cancer, which equates the sharing of food with love and emotional support. She is also in cahoots with two greater forces that are making these delights far more compelling (and irresistible) than normal.

We’re experiencing them with not just our bodies, but also our hearts (or maybe, to be honest, wishful thinking). They’re all cloaked with something akin to love, or romanticism, or outright escapism. The cloaking comes from a link between the rulers of earthly and higher love. Venus is in the throes of a free flow of energy with Neptune, which is softening our vision and encouraging viewing everything in the best possible light.  We could be deluding ourselves, but we don’t care. With this, physical experience is a delivery system for heaven on earth. We find it in a sunset, in a fresh strawberry, in another person’s eyes.

It’s not all comforting sweetness, though. Some of the itches we’re feeling are downright devilish. That comes from the tension growing between the two planets of desire and money, pitting the earthly against superhuman, primal, even subterranean levels. Venus, representing the mere mortal experience of desire and money, is moving into an opposition with Pluto, ruler of the deep, dark and reptilian urges. This link is quite different from the harmony Venus is experiencing with Neptune. Oppositions present the challenge of finding meeting ground.

Some of what we want, we want irrationally, obsessively, cellularly. The intensity and force of the tractor beam could be frightening. Yet as pulled as we feel, we’re also in for the frustration of not entirely making contact — and nothing ups desirability than being out of reach. Triangulation will be everywhere. If a third party is in a situation, it could squelch fulfillment — or make the fruit all the more tasty.

Whatever is being stirred up now has been building for months. It grows out of the final foundation-altering clash of Uranus and Pluto in March and the emotional backwash of April’s Scorpio Full Moon.

As with the link to Neptune, your conscious will isn’t in power or control. The most intense of your desires and monetary impulses may or may not be fulfilled. If they are, likely that won’t  happen on your time table.

Enjoy the bounty that is already in your garden. Everything else, hand over to higher guidance and forces greater than your will.  Focus instead on what is before you now. Simple pleasures can be exquisite. Celebrate those, and allow yourself to be surprised about the rest.

“A loaf of bread, a jug of wine, and thou beside me.” — Omar Khayyam, The Rubaiyat

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Forecast for May 11-18, 2015

And so begins another Mercury retrograde. Hearts have quite the journey, too. Pay attention to cravings – and desires that don’t find fulfillment.

Learn more in the Astro-Insight podcast for May 18-24, 2015 (7:58) minutes and forecasts for May (full and flash).

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Forecast for May 11-18, 2015

A frenzy starts and stops. Rose-colored glasses are standard issue for the weekend. Then the Taurus New Moon has us making like Ferdinand the Bull and relaxing…relaxing…

Learn more in the Astro-Insight podcast for May 11-17, 2015 (6:05) minutes and forecasts for May (full and flash).

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Forecast for May 2015

May is a month of emotional immersion and mental diversion. We’ll be exploring the extremes of both, sometimes pinging back and forth between them, sometimes finding ourselves in both at once. The peculiar mix sends us, by month’s end, into a spa for the soul, where the waters pour out love and acceptance of the self.

No matter how dark the first days may feel, remember that a therapeutic process is at work. Unpleasant thoughts, fears and impulses fly through minds and out of mouths during the long weekend that launches the month. The Scorpio Full Moon (on the 2nd) is normally a trigger for the darker side of emotional experiences. This year’s model comes with a jumble of uncomfortable influences that produce frustration, roadblocks, resistance, more inner growth (great, right?) and all manner of emotional backwash coming off the last two months.

A personality disintegration may be in store for some of us. If one happens in front of (or to) you, let it flow out, even if it scares you. Putting up a front and soldiering on has been exhausting; falling apart, or acting like a squalling infant, or simply admitting to yourself how you feel all lead to relief and a huge personal growth spurt, and sooner than you might dare hope.

Once the moon and its aftermath are behind us, the rest of the month is a blend of water and air, emotions and intellect, focus on nurturing and multitasking like demons. Social interactions take on a clucking, nesting, “let me feed you” tint as Venus, ruler of relationships, money and creativity, moves into home-loving Cancer on the 7th.  Don’t be fooled by the apron, though. While she’s baking cookies, fluffing pillows and kissing boo-boos, she’s looking at the long haul (including in cold financial terms) and waiting for the tables to turn and someone to take care of her.

Ambivalence kicks in quickly, though, with her armored knight Mars lifting off into Gemini on the 11th. Part of us wants to stay in the kitchen licking the beaters, while another part wants to go outside and play with pals. Energy lightens and speeds up; our drive and motivation zoom this way and that, chasing after information in conversations and online, running errands with abandon, and juggling more tasks in a day than we had the inclination to deal with in a week during the winter.

Mars hits turbulence in his first few days chasing bright shiny objects. Power struggles and another round of less than rational impulses are probable mid-month, cresting in a roadblock that encourages retreat and rethinking. The solution, however, lies outside the brain. Higher guidance,  an act of faith, intervention bordering on angelic, maybe even magic all abound when Venus makes a lovely, flowing link to Neptune on the 16th. That’s a red letter day as well for artistry and relationships. Enjoy, however briefly, the sensation of heaven on earth.

Still, the Kumbaya moment has an underlying nervousness, pushing people to action and risk taking. That energy is the opposite of what the Taurus New Moon is calling for on the 17th. Watch for more of more of that atmospheric ambivalence. The earthiest of moons weighs in with Venus in the kitchen and has us all reaching for our particular brand of comfort food and sharing it with others. Our minds, in contrast, are not only zipping around with Mars but gearing up to travel through time and space.

That’s due to Mercury stationing for his next retrograde, which begins on May 18, the day after the New Moon, and continues through June 11. During this stretch, communication and transportation requires (or demands) particular attention. Because Mercury is in his home sign of Gemini, which rules gab, getting around and gadgets, the very aspects of life prone to going flooey, this retrograde is likely to be more active, snarled and every which way than most.

Go into this retrograde with eyes wide open. Double check information; allow extra time when traveling; look for dropped threads and unfinished business. (Read more in my guide Handling a Mercury Retrograde.) It’s not all crazy-making, however. This one promises to be hugely productive and clarifying by the end of the month.

The desire to run free gets another boost when the Sun begins its annual trip through Gemini on May 20. Not so fast, though. His journey begins with a tractor beam pulling at our cells, as desire and money planets Venus and Pluto have a standoff that makes a craving feel oh so out of reach. (Which, of course, makes it oh so much more appealing.)

The standoff gives way to major rocking and rolling the last week of the month. Light bulbs pop; lightning bolts rain down; attitudes shift and break and with them all manner of stalemates and unforeseen openings. “Illusion vs. Reality” is a theme, and we’ll either be clearing up clouds of confusion/delusion/deceit or finding ourselves engulfed in them. Love may well win out, in the truest sense: not as in a Lifetime movie, but in its purest essence:  forgiveness, acceptance, compassion, grace.  Many a longstanding wound will find comfort and balm. The place of greatest healing is internal, as usual. You could make peace with yourself, with being on this planet in a human existence and, possibly, even with God.

Any semblance of being at war with yourself is gone by the 27th, when retrograde Mercury meets up with Mars. This fusion is more than a signal to walk your talk. Mind and will are so at one that thought leads immediate to action. Stumble on to information, as you will no doubt because of the retrograde process, and you aren’t likely to mull it over. You’ll be off and running.

The path ahead isn’t flat and manicured. It has holes that could trip you, and bits of rotting wood and maybe evidence of vermin. (Maybe vermin in the flesh as well.) Weird metaphoric fog could make you feel as if you’re making your way through a dream. Keep going. By the 30th, the journey brings you heightened awareness of yourself. Hang tight to that when more fog rolls in on the 31st. You have what it takes to navigate.

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Forecast for April 13-19, 2015

Time to reach out and touch someone. You’ve got lots to discuss. Maybe over lunch? Go ahead; risk it.

Learn more in my podcast for the week of April 13-19, forecast for April (extended and flash) and astro-overview mp3 set.

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Forecast for April 2015

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April delivers a triple punch that signals a new season is here at last. The hits come in a cluster, rather than a distinct one-two-three, and we’ll be tingling with them all month long: Drastic clean-up work on the rockiness of last month and the preceding three years.  Stuck and dormant situations roaring back to life. Others bursting into new growth that goes from sprout to blossoming plant like sped-up time-lapse photography.

The clean-up work comes with escalating emotions, “Eureka!” moments, heart-changing disclosures, slamming doors and relationship shifts with no going back. All are byproducts of the Libra Full Moon on the 4th.  It’s a lunar eclipse, which always brings revelations and endings.  These tie directly to the relentless and radical reshaping of our foundations that cosmic change agents Uranus and Pluto have been forcing since June 2012. Relationships and agreements that have been teetering have little chance of remaining standing now. The collapses, door slamming and chapter closings come with messages and realizations that bring finality, and an infusion of self-confidence that helps us ultimately see the personal benefit.

Even if you’re prepared, even if you’re philosophical and resolved, the month’s first eight days could be rocky. They’re putting us all through another round of profound evolution, which is deepening our knowledge of ourselves,  (not always gently or comfortably) and unlocking our minds and definitions of ourselves (ditto).

This growth spurt zooms us into a new level of personal clarity, just as Jupiter goes direct (on the 8th) and heats up situations that have been quiet since December 9.  Once the lord of beneficence begins moving forward, he’ll be powering up the life force of new and innovative developments that have been germinating since last fall. Watch for relationships, creative pursuits and just plain fun to catch fire and fill vacancies being left by the eclipse.

And fun is in fact on the agenda for a change. When Venus enters Gemini on the 11th, relationships take on a welcome light-heartedness. We’ll be inclined to hang out with pals, take refuge in amusing conversation (minus emotional charge, please) and let short attention spans run free.

Interactions become more purposeful after Mercury moves into Taurus on the 14th.  From then till the 27th, Venus and Mercury occupy each other’s home sign, a relationship called mutual reception, which intertwines their spheres of influence. As relationships, creativity, money and values commingle with our thoughts, talk, data flow and means of getting around, the old ad slogan “Reach out and touch someone” will take on a double meaning.

Pluto, the lord of unavoidable change, beings a five-month retrograde on the 16th, which will slowly, inexorably perform more deep level rot removal and cleaning in the platforms on which we’re building the next phase of our lives. His journey may involve weeding out phobias, irrational thinking and other pests that would otherwise threaten either the revived or sprouting situations coming forth now.

Pluto’s shift will be easy to miss in the flurry of activity around the Aries New Moon on the 18th. Amping up bold, self-starting impulses, it coincides with its ruler Mars encouraging daring, grandiose and downright reckless actions. A lot of those will involve or affect relationships. With the two rulers of love, Venus and Neptune, squaring off, we could be forced to act compassionately, or be taken in by romanticism or delusions of the heart.

Odds are we’ll quickly know which is occurring. The last 10 days of the month, the noise level increases, encouraging talk and collecting data, targeting our actions and landing on important and empowering information, realizations and decisions.  Doorways are opening that invite letting desire blossom to indulgent extremes. Take care what you want. You’re more likely to make a split-second decision and leap through a doorway, rather than stand and consider and then walk through it.

Split-second has its benefits, of course. Time to think isn’t part of the equation of the relationship breakthroughs on offer as Venus contacts Uranus. Unexpected upgrade is the theme, whether the form is a friendship flipping into romance or a financial/job-related opening out of seemingly nowhere. Regardless of form, it’s an outgrowth of the Uranus/Pluto restructuring process, the Libra lunar eclipse, and Jupiter pouring flame accelerant on inner, creative and romantic fires.  It’s payoff. It comes with the sensation of long-standing wounds to our heart and self-image healing at last, with powerlessness, futility and beating up on ourselves fading into the past.

That’s a heady cocktail of catalytic change. The point and, more importantly, benefit of all that upheaval is becoming not just clear, but also tangible. It inspires going after life with joyous ferocity. Don’t hold back. Higher guidance is at your disposal; reach for it and you won’t go astray.  With Mercury taking off for his home base of Gemini on the 27th, there’ll be so many fascinating ideas and places and people to explore. Off you go.

 

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Forecast for March 29 – April 4, 2015

That sound? Doors slamming. Chapters closing. Eras ending. Even errors ending. You have reason to feel good about all of this.

Learn more in my podcast for the week of March 29 – June 4, forecast for March, 2015 astro-overview mp3 set and 2015 guides for each sign.

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