Jun 27, 2011

Astrological Trends for June 27 - July 3

Cross-posted from Aloha Astro

Emotional stability and mental certainty steer the day on Monday, June 27th. The moon in the fixed, steady earth sign of Taurus is sextile Mercury in the cardinal water sign of sensitive Cancer. Moon semi-sextile Venus in the mutable air sign of Gemini enhances your sense of well-being. Venus semi-sextile Mercury boosts your ability to hold a positive mindset. The sun in the cardinal water sign of Cancer leads you into a busy summer week with aspects to almost every planet today. The sun opposes Pluto in the cardinal earth sign of Capricorn, makes a trine to Chiron in the mutable water sign of Pisces, a square to Uranus in the cardinal fire sign of Aries, and a sextile to Jupiter in the fixed earth sign of Taurus. Pluto is intensifying everything through aspects to other planets, as well. Besides the opposition to the sun, Pluto also forms a square to Uranus in the cardinal fire sign of Aries, a quincunx to Mars in the mutable air sign of Gemini, a very beneficial trine to Jupiter in the fixed earth sign of Taurus, and a sextile to Chiron in Pisces. With so much activity between planets in different elements and qualities, I like to simplify and look at the sun and Pluto as the dominant factors. They are the planets most affected and the planets most likely to affect you. At times, you will tap into the trines and sextiles and things will flow easily, but when one of the squares, or the opposition, is active, you may experience challenges. The sun represents the sense of self and Pluto is essentially power. Situations this week will make you look to yourself and connect to your own inner power. That sounds wonderful - and ultimately it is - but it won't always be easy! The cardinal T-square between the sun in Cancer, Uranus in Aries, and Pluto in Capricorn that was in place last week continues to be in effect until this Thursday. You have adjusted to this energy, and the predominance of other aspects may diminish its effect, too, but be prepared for an element of friction wherever rules and order are challenged by a need for adjustment to change and progress.

"Feisty" is the word of the day on Tuesday, June 28th. The moon in the mutable air sign of Gemini joins Mars in Gemini and, together, they form a square to Neptune and Chiron, loosely conjunct in Pisces. You may want to be perverse or difficult in an ornery way just to disturb the boring or complacent. Act out or vent your feelings now. Don't censor the silly or absurd - that's the stuff future anecdotes are made of. The moon also forms a supportive sextile to Uranus in the cardinal fire sign of Aries, increasing hyperactivity and restless emotions. At lunchtime, the moon and Mars, conjunct in Gemini, form a quincunx to Pluto in Capricorn. Present new ideas logically and calmly if you wish them to be accepted. If you attempt to do anything without getting all your ducks in a row and anticipating the "what-ifs," you are liable to be shot down or be sent back to the drawing board before you can proceed further. That moon/Mars conjunction is very impetuous and emotionally child-like. As the conjunction interacts with Pluto in Capricorn, it will poke a stick at the patriarchal, strict energy of Capricorn, which can be easily irritated by youthful zeal, so easy does it! At dinnertime, the moon and Mars in Gemini form a favorable trine to Saturn in Libra. This active aspect supports couples doing things together socially. With the sun in Cancer sextile to Jupiter in Taurus, a picnic or barbeque with family and friends is a perfect way to enjoy a summer evening.

On Wednesday, June 29th, the moon in the mutable air sign of Gemini cozies up to Venus in Gemini as the day progresses. Early this afternoon, the sun in Cancer forms a problematic square to Saturn in Libra. Now that the sun in Cancer and Uranus in Aries have moved out of a square aspect to each other, the cardinal T-square begins to lose its stressful influence. Late this evening, the moon conjunct Venus in Gemini makes a semi-sextile to Mercury in Cancer. This aspect supports friends, lovers, children, and family through lighthearted delight and affection. All your relationships take on a happy warmth tonight. If you are looking for a partner or new friends, take advantage of the friendly ease the moon and Venus are delivering.

Sweet dreams may linger on the morning of Thursday, June 30th, when the moon in the mutable air sign of imaginative Gemini joins sweet Venus and makes a favorable trine to Neptune in Pisces. Maybe you will be floating on feelings of new love or creative possibilities as the day gets under way. Either way, there should be a smile on your face and a dreamy look in your eyes. At lunchtime, the moon leaves Gemini and enters the cardinal water sign of Cancer. The Cancer moon moves into a square with Uranus in Aries later this afternoon. It also forms a supportive sextile to Jupiter in Taurus. Another cardinal T-square is triggered by the moon in Cancer opposing Pluto in Capricorn while the moon squares Uranus in Aries, and Uranus in Aries is squaring Pluto in Capricorn. The moon in Cancer approaches the sun later this evening and the energy of a new moon in Cancer, along with a partial eclipse, begins to build. Spend the evening in quiet introspection. If you are with family or friends, give everyone their space and respect their feelings, even if you don't feel the same as they do. Everyone experiences the new moon issues in a different way based on where it occurs in their birth chart.

New moon in Cancer, a partial eclipse, and a new month arrive in the early morning hours of Friday, July 1st. The conjunction of the sun and moon in Cancer forms a square to Saturn in Libra, but also a sextile to Mars in Gemini. Mars is especially energized by the planets now. Besides the sun/moon sextile, there is also a sextile between Mars and Uranus in Aries, a quincunx between Mars and Pluto in Capricorn, a square between Mars and Chiron conjunct Neptune in Pisces, and a semi-sextile between Mars and Jupiter in Taurus. This is another potpourri of planetary energy. When I blend it all together, the message I get is, "Protecting what I believe in or value." If rules are broken, morals disregarded, or manners forgotten, the result may be extreme. The word "martial" comes from Mars. You can expect emotions to be extremely touchy under the influence of a new moon in the cardinal water sign of protective Cancer. Both Pluto and Mars are potent planets and heavily aspected now. Although Pluto in Capricorn is power hungry, it has the maturity and patience to wait. Mars is in the immature, impatient, quicksilver-fast air sign of Gemini. The quincunx between Mars and Pluto, each with their own "team" of planets behind them, should make the game extremely unpredictable and potentially dangerous. I have an image of a bear shaking down a swarming nest of stinging honeybees to get the honey. If you know what you want and are prepared to force an issue, do battle, and possibly burn bridges to get what you want, then go for it. Otherwise, lay low and stay out of the line of other people's fire today. Direct the energy toward ruthlessly cleaning up your own home or examining your own core beliefs and habits with an eye toward eliminating what is old to make way for the new. The old may still have some merit, but it can also be limiting. Now would be the perfect time for reforms that would affect the long-term health of the planet and her people, but big business may continue to hang on to old technology or resources out of laziness or greed. Feelings of patriotism are flying high with today's aspect - a perfect tone for a 4th of July holiday weekend in the USA. Unfortunately, that same patriotic fever can fan the flames of war even higher now. Stay calm and centered inside and use the volatile Mars and Pluto energy for physical activities. Being active now is the best way to stay in balance emotionally. Later this evening, when the sun and moon move apart, Mars in Gemini and Uranus in Aries also move out of aspect and a trine slips in between Mars in Gemini and Saturn in Libra. The crazy intensity of the day becomes more subdued. People become more predictable and concerned with being socially acceptable. That Mars/Saturn trine can even help you pursue and woo the object of your affections tonight. With Venus in Gemini semi-sextile Mercury in Cancer and Mercury quincunx Neptune in Pisces, finding the right dreamy things to tease and charm another is easy. It is the perfect evening to watch a romance or fantasy film and, after the planetary stress earlier today, you may need an escape.

Some romantic carryover from last night may make the morning of Saturday, July 2nd, cozy and sweet. The moon continues to move through the cardinal water sign of emotional, nurturing Cancer. Venus in Gemini, Mercury in Cancer, and Neptune in Pisces are still weaving an imaginative, creative, soft spell on you. Family fun at the beach or a water park would be an excellent use of this morning's aspects. Mercury enters the creative, fun-loving, ardent fire sign of Leo this morning, which will affect your state of mind. When Mercury moved through Cancer, worrying and whining were the negative manifestations of water (Cancer) on the brain (Mercury). The fire of Leo mixed with Mercury can lead to exaggeration or bragging when it behaves badly, but it is essentially inclusive, open, cheerful, creative, and companionable, even when engaged in competition. The pleasure is in the game, not in winning. You may get a real head rush from the new Mercury energy today - it can fire up your creativity and conversations. A wonderful trine between Venus in Gemini and Neptune in Pisces, which will be felt until July 7th, settles in today. This is an extremely romantic, happily-ever-after aspect. Spend time with your partner now or open your mind to the possibility of finding a dream lover. At dinnertime, the moon leaves the sign of Cancer and joins Mercury in the fixed fire sign of Leo. Together, they form a semi-sextile to Venus in Gemini and a quincunx to Neptune in Pisces, adding more spice to the Venus/Neptune trine already present. The Leo moon forms a trine to shocking Uranus in impetuous Aries later on, as well. Do you remember the movie "Romancing the Stone" with Kathleen Turner and Michael Douglas? There is a very exciting and romantic scene where they are attending a tribal celebration. As women begin to dance around the fire to music, Turner is told that the women dance and then approach the man they desire to be with. Previously shy and frightened, Turner finds her courage through her own passion and takes the risk in approaching Douglas. He is (pleasantly!) surprised. The aspects tonight favor bold moves in passion. A square that develops later this evening between the moon/Mercury in Leo and Jupiter in Taurus indicates that you could be pressed to expand beyond your comfort zones. Don't worry - Jupiter in Taurus is also favorably aspecting Pluto in Capricorn and Neptune conjunct Chiron and Uranus in Aries. A bold new move in love or creativity will only make you bigger, stronger, and more confident.

A highly productive and active morning is possible on Sunday, July 3rd. I don't see how anyone will be able to stay in bed long while the moon in the fixed fire sign of Leo is making a sextile to Saturn in Libra and a sextile to Mars in Gemini. Both those sextiles activate the trine between Saturn in Libra and Mars in Gemini. Strategy, planning big ideas or projects, and implementing them - then following through at a high speed until completion - is what this overall pattern suggests. A camping trip, and all the activities involved in it, would be exciting and socially enjoyable now. At midday, Mercury in the fixed fire sign of Leo forms a square to Jupiter in the fixed earth sign of Taurus and remains in effect until the 7th of July. This is not a horribly difficult square, but it may make you think you can accomplish more than you are physically able. But because Jupiter is a beneficial planet, the problems of a square may be surmounted and the creativity of Mercury in Leo can make you say, "I'll make it happen!" Many of your challenges now will be viewed as an opportunity in the rough. Early this evening, the longstanding opposition between Mars in Gemini and Pluto in Capricorn vanishes. Your ideas and actions get a burst of speed now. If there has been something holding you back, it may now let go or lose its importance. Mercury in Leo is forming a favorable trine to Uranus in Aries, whispering in your ear, "Go on - take a chance - try something new," and Mars is shouting, "Now! Do it now!" How can you resist?

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