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Full Moon in Sagittarius, June 12-13, 2014

Full Moon in Sagittarius

On the surface of things, this Full Moon at 22° 06′ Sagittarius on 12 June 2014, 09:12 PM PDT is a typically gregarious mutable affair. Gemini and Sagittarius are both outgoing, friendly signs who enjoy a lively exchange of theories and speculations. However we don’t have to look too deep to realize there is a decidedly watery feel to this lunation. Both planets that rule Gemini and Sagittarius (Mercury and Jupiter) are in Cancer and there is a preponderance of cardinal water signs . . . again Cancer. So if you feel like staying home or visiting with family rather than hitting a party or two, that’s why.

Jupiter in Cancer aspects both the Gemini Sun and Sagittarius Moon. It is semi-sextile the Sun and inconjunct the Moon. Cancer does not have a lot in common with either Gemini or Sagittarius, neither of whom are homebodies. Gemini would rather not muck about with emotions, preferring to live in their heads; while foot loose Sagittarius places a far lower priority on home and family than Cancer. It is as if Jupiter is putting his foot down and reminding us it is time to expand our idea of family to include all those we care about, not just those we are related to by blood.

Retrograde Mercury in Cancer is quietly introspective and not the least bit interested in chatting up friends or exploring the wide world of ideas so beloved of Gemini and Sagittarius. One thing about Mercury in Cancer is it seldom forgets what caused hurt feelings and during this retrograde we may find ourselves going back over those conversations. Who said what, when and why are up for review. Time to get serious about being more forgiving even if forgetting is not an option, Cancer is known for never forgetting anything.

We may need to make an attitude adjustment when it comes to love and romance since Venus in Taurus is facing an opposition to somber Saturn in Scorpio. How do we feel about truly committing ourselves to a lasting partnership? Are we willing to have honest discussions about sensitive issues like money and sex? And for heaven’s sake, don’t even think about making your lover jealous or asking for an open relationship where both of you see other people. Thanks to Chiron in Pisces (who is sextile Venus and trine Saturn) we might be able to set aside our feelings of inadequacy, fears of abandonment and other relationship bugaboos to find a way to greater intimacy. Be kind, sensitive and patient!

Speaking of being kind and patient . . . Mars in Libra has come back in range of the Uranus-Pluto square and we could find ourselves rehashing issues brought to light during April’s delightful Grand Cross. About the best thing I can say about this pass is it won’t last as long and without Jupiter around to make mountains out of molehills, it probably won’t be as intense. Nevertheless those who have personal planets and Angles from 12° to 15° in the cardinal signs (Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn) best brace themselves. The exact square between Mars and Pluto is June 14 and the Mars-Uranus opposition is exact on June 25, giving us enough time in between to gather our resources for the next go-round and recover from the first.

Sitting quietly in a corner by himself, Neptune in Pisces has little direct input at this time. He will be stationing retrograde on June 9 at 7° Pisces and probably won’t be noticed by anyone other than those with personal planets and Angles at 7° in the mutable signs (Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius and Pisces).

When celebrating this Sagittarius Full Moon, it may be wise to step outside the realm of ideas and open our hearts as well. Respect other people’s truths and recognize there are many ways to embrace the God/Goddess within. There is always room for more love in this old world, isn’t there.

On a personal note: This time it is my poor Mercury in Scorpio who is focus of attention! The Gemini Sun conjoins my natal Uranus, triggering my natal Uranus-Gemini inconjunct. This means the Sagittarius Moon is semi-sextile my Mercury with Jupiter in Cancer exactly trine it. I probably won’t know whether my ideas are brilliant or cockeyed and if past experience is anything to go by, I will probably be on my last nerve. Oh yes . . . Uranus in Aries sitting opposite my Moon won’t be all that soothing either. Time to head for the hills? :D

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Libra Weekly Horoscopes for April 21, 2014

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We have made it to the cardinal Grand Cross! It takes place over several days with the fifth exact Uranus-Pluto square on Monday. The first aspect to complete is Jupiter in Cancer square Uranus in Aries on Sunday and the final aspect is retrograde Mars in Libra squaring Pluto in Capricorn Wednesday morning. As I have mentioned in previous posts, 13° in the cardinal signs (Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn) is THE hotspot for this major event. For some folks this could manifest externally and for others, the changes in awareness will be completely internal. However I do believe this is a significant turning point for everyone though we may not realize it for quite some time . . . as in years in some cases.

For those expecting the Grand Cross to bring closure or a clear end to some phase in their life or a relationship, I am beginning to see evidence this may not occur right away. In part because a Grand Cross is a stable pattern with the four corners balancing each other, and due to the Sun and Mercury both in Taurus by the time the last aspect rolls into place, giving us seven planets in earth and water. Have you ever been driving along and run into a patch of deep, gooey mud? That’s the effect all those planets in earth and water will have on the momentum built up during Aries Season. Rather than continue to blindly dash forward, we could end up sitting in one place having to deal with all the side issues we had previously ignored. When we might see movement is as the Grand Cross gradually begins to separate. Ordinarily Mars would be out of orb in a few days but as it is slowing to station direct on May 19, it will take until May 3 or so to be out of orb of Jupiter, Uranus and Pluto.

Mercury officially leaves fiery Aries for matter of fact Taurus on Wednesday, April 23 and it will conjoin the Sun exactly on Friday, April 25. Over the weekend, the Sun and Mercury will be sextile Neptune in Pisces, excellent for soothing over taxed nervous system with a nice massage and gentle music. Take some quiet time by yourself if possible to allow the impact of recent events to sink in.

Venus in Pisces trines Saturn in Scorpio late in the week. This aspect is very good for recognizing the need for commitment in our relationships and beginning the process of reparation for missteps over the past few weeks. Some couples could reconcile while others may realize it is over and find a peaceful route to closure. It is also good for reviewing recent financial decisions or making good choices going forward.

Do your best to take a moment to breathe and smell the flowers in honor of Taurus Season. This is even more important for those caught up in the toils of the Grand Cross. Be as patient as possible, actively listen to others and smile once in awhile.

Please reread last week’s ‘scopes as well because I had the Grand Cross in mind when I was writing those which is why they were longer than usual.

If you know your Rising sign, please read the horoscope for it too. :D

Even though you still probably have a very full plate this week, Aries, you might find your thoughts taking a more practical turn, especially when it comes to your income. Rather than feeling frustrated by the slower pace, use it to complete unfinished business.

In many ways, Taurus, you are the “go to” person right now because of your sensible advice and practical point of view. If you can take the time, this weekend is perfect for getting away to your favorite vacation spot for some rest and relaxation.

By the end of this week, Gemini, you may find yourself calming down and willing to consider spending time by yourself. If you are thinking of taking a few days off, talk this over with coworkers and your boss late in the week. They may be more receptive to your ideas at that time.

Spending time with your friends and peers might be very good for you now, Cancer. There are still plenty of demands from various sources on your time and energy but you deserve some fun for a change. This weekend looks very favorable for getting together with those folks.

It’s that time of year, Leo, when taking a long look at your career and long-term goals becomes a priority. Thoughtful conversations with your boss are possible and may be very helpful later this week. Include ideas about how you may better serve others in those discussions.

You should find the more measured pace this week more to your liking, Virgo. As the dust settles you might even realize the idea of taking some vacation time has appeal. Talk it over with your significant other this weekend or head to the countryside to enjoy the greening of the landscape.

Once you get past the demands and distractions of the first half of the week, Libra, please feel free to embrace the slower pace earthy Taurus recommends. It may bring some much needed healing to your overstressed nervous system. Surround yourself with natural beauty over the weekend.

What may help you the most now, Scorpio, is listening to what your significant other and your inner child have to say about letting your hair down and relaxing for a change. As you know, you have been demanding a great deal of yourself over the past year and you deserve a break.

If burning the candle at both ends for one reason or another has about flattened you, Sagittarius, now is the time to start getting back into a healthier routine. Get back to nature and a steady, consistent waking and sleeping pattern. This weekend is perfect to spend quietly at home with family.

The best and kindest thing you can do for yourself this week, Capricorn, is take time out to recreate, play with your children (or someone else’s) or dive into an intensive, consuming creative project. Getting together with like-minded friends may also help divert your attention in a positive way. Let the need to battle it out over every detail go.

Has it felt like practically no one has been willing to at least listen to what you have to say, Aquarius, and almost every simple exchange has turned into a verbal battle? Rather than continue and risk more bruises, how about putting your energy into your home and immediate family. Call a “time out”.

No matter how poorly you may think it fits, Pisces, the role of peacemaker is one you are well suited for at this time. Starting this week your words have more substance than usual and by taking a calm, deliberate tone you may be able to spread a circle of calm around you.

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Weekly Horoscopes for April 14, 2014

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Hang on tight! It looks like a wild ride this week! Mercury in Aries is instigator in chief as it hits the cardinal T-Square on Monday and opposes Mars in Libra on Wednesday. Words can become weapons in an instant and things could be said in the heat of the moment, we may end up regretting for a long, long time.

One common scenario I see occurring is people being shocked when they find out not everyone thinks like they do, particularly fire and air folk. The fallout in family circles could last for weeks. Assumptions are another source of trouble these days. Assuming your significant other will be thrilled to attend a party or event with you may not turn out well. A better plan is to ask them their preferences before buying tickets or accepting invitations. Thoughtful, considerate behaviors and thinking CAREFULLY before speaking are ways to help offset this turbulent atmosphere.

We also have the first major eclipse this year, the Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Libra on Tuesday. The effects of this eclipse may spread out like ripples in a pond, both before and after it occurs. As I see it, we can choose to celebrate peace with Venus in Pisces, or declare war with that reluctant warrior, retrograde Mars in Libra. The waxing Grand Cross is a prominent feature in this lunation.

Speaking of the delightful Venus in Pisces, she is trine Jupiter in Cancer on Thursday, sextile Pluto in Capricorn on Friday, inconjunct poor Mars in Libra on Saturday and conjoins Chiron in Pisces on Sunday. Her kind, patient, compassionate presence offers an antidote to the trouble Mercury in Aries is intent on stirring up. Interestingly enough much of the support we get from Venus in Pisces may be non-verbal as opposed to the very verbal Mercury in Aries. Hearing just the right song, a loving touch or being enfolded in a loving embrace are ways this Venus shows us she cares.

A more subtle event is Pluto stationing retrograde on Monday at 13° Capricorn. When Pluto slows to station it can remain at the same degree for four months, in this instance from 26 February to 4 June . . . slowly grinding away. Those who have personal planets or Angles at 13° in the cardinal signs are probably all too aware of this.

All those people out there who need a break from Aries energy will get one starting April 19 when the Sun leaves Aries for the calmer pastures of Taurus. This is a good thing because on Sunday, we see cardinal Grand Cross begin to shape up starting with Jupiter in Cancer squaring Uranus in Aries and opposing Pluto in Capricorn. In my opinion those most likely to experience this  up close and personal are those with personal planets and Angles at 13° in the cardinal signs (Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn) plus being in the midst of a cyclical event like a Saturn Return or transiting Uranus aspecting natal Uranus. Monday through Wednesday of next week the other components fall into place but I will save that discussion for next week’s post! We have enough to process already, OK?! :)

I’m going to put my opinion out there on the best way to handle this week’s dynamic aspects and that is to speak less and listen more, do your very best to stay as neutral as possible by avoiding expectations, don’t take any unnecessary actions and practice patience and tolerance the entire time. Please remember to watch out for the other guy as well as yourself.

If you know your Rising sign, please read the horoscope for it too. :D

Aries, please do your best to be aware of your words and how they affect others now. Your need to express your opinions is very strong and if you speak without thinking in front of those in authority, it might not work out well. Relationships with family may be strained too. Intense physical activity might help burn off excess energy.

Due to the peace and goodwill your ruling planet, Venus, is spreading around these days, Taurus, you have a better chance than some of staying neutral. You can also see the value of not throwing away all the tried and true way of thinking and being just because a new idea sounds appealing. Help ground your more volatile friends out.

Gemini, if anyone can harness the creative potential floating around now, it is you. That is if you can carve some thinking time out of your busy social schedule. If you are involved in humanitarian efforts or you have friends who are, unexpected events may demand your time and energy in support of those causes.

All the turmoil these days could leave you feeling emotionally and physically drained, Cancer. Your work environment may be especially fraught and chaotic this week and if you work with a partner, their need to micro-manage may drive you batty. Be creative about finding time to get in the fresh air, by the water if you can.

Leo, ordinarily you can handle drama and excitement swirling around you quite well but this week even you might feel overloaded. Besides, you may have more difficulty than usual being pleasant and charming to those close to you. And you may also feel more strongly than usual about controlling the smallest details in your daily routines . . . ease off on those for the sake of your health! Please . . .

Your thoughts can take on an incisive edge this week, Virgo, even if you don’t share those with others. Please don’t be too hard on yourself either. Take a leaf from Pisces’s notebook and have faith all with come right in the end. Resist the urge to be overly nitpicky when it comes to your creative efforts too. Take some time to relax with friends.

It would be in your best interests now, Libra, to choose to pursue peace and moderation. Allowing yourself to be drawn into other people’s battles is seldom a good idea and there will plenty of those erupting around you. Be your pleasant, smiling self as you go about your daily routines this week and others will thank you for it later.

You have a powerful presence these days, Scorpio, and your words can carry quite a punch for better or worse. Please remember it is not always possible to save everyone from the consequences of their bad choices. Who knows, maybe they need to undergo those experiences to see the error of their ways. Listen to your better angels and be there to help pick up the pieces.

Sagittarius, the urge to take a big gamble on a very risky venture could take over your thoughts this week. The heart of the matter is whether or not this is something you can really afford to do. Before you make a final decision, sit down and talk it over with someone you know has your best interests at heart and has known you for a long time.

You have a lot on your plate these days, Capricorn, and as much as you’d like to oversee every little detail personally, it may be wiser to delegate some of those responsibilities. Dealing with an unexpected family crisis, real (or manufactured to get your attention), may be the most demanding. Look to close friends for help or advice.

Your unique perspective can be both a blessing and a curse for you now, Aquarius. Getting the words out in a coherent manner may turn out to be more challenging than you realized, in part because your mind is racing ahead of your tongue. Take a deep breath, relax and the words will come to you.

Once again, Pisces, your inclination to reach out to those in need of a sympathetic ear will be needed. If you stop and think about, you probably know exactly where to send people to get the help they need. After all, you usually do have a great network of competent friends and acquaintances.

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Libra Weekly Horoscopes for March 31, 2014

Slam, bam, thank you ma’am! The first week of April rolls in with a vengeance as the Aries Sun dukes it out with Jupiter in Cancer, Uranus in Aries and Pluto in Capricorn. It is time to consider fire and how quickly it can turn everything into ashes.

The ignition point was the Aries New Moon on Sunday and even though we only have two full time planets in fire, the Aries Sun and Uranus, they are very, very good at making themselves heard. The heart of the matter is the exact conjunction of the Sun and Uranus on Wednesday. The drive to be first has an uncaring edge to it these days and those who have personal planets in Aries from 11° to 13° may find it almost impossible to resist the need to win at any cost. Not pretty.

This is a terrible time to keep anyone waiting for any length of time. As a matter of fact, if you do, they probably won’t be there when you arrive. Patience may be in very short supply this week . . . just when we need it the most!

Think back to what was going on around Christmas time because those same themes will likely emerge this week as a source of contention. Rude, ill tempered behaviors along with a blatant disregard for authority are possible. Some may feel like they have reached their limit and walk away for good. Others will feel the need to battle it out to the bitter end.

The saving grace this week is Mercury in compassionate Pisces trine Saturn in powerful Scorpio . . . a quiet voice of reason, filled with empathy and genuine concern for others. Choose to listen carefully to the grievances people have and then share your thoughts from the heart.

The Universe also blesses us this week with Venus in Pisces. She leaves cool, airy Aquarius and dives into the oceans of Pisces on Saturday. This is a Venus with a warm loving heart who enjoys a good fantasy now and then. Libras who have grown weary of fighting with snarky loved ones may become emotionally unavailable. Venus in Pisces’s ability to fade away makes confrontations a poor option. After all, you can’t fight with something you can’t see easily, can you?

Be very, very careful behind the wheel this week because lots of people will be in a big hurry. Talking or texting while driving or walking on a busy street could be bad for your health. Pay attention and practice patience for all you are worth. May our guardian angels all be working overtime!

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Your guardian angel could be looking pretty ragged around the edges by the end of this week, Aries. You are not noted for being all that patient under normal circumstances and these times are far from normal. Focus on being kind to your fellow travelers please.

Even if you are sure you have the best answers this week, Taurus, please be as tactful as possible in the way you present those ideas. If you push too hard, your audience may quit listening and that would be a shame because your information is good.

I doubt if you will be bored this week, Gemini, as you follow what your friends and peers are getting up to now. Don’t forget to listen closely to what your boss has to tell you as that may have an impact on your work schedule.

All things considered, Cancer, if you feel like crawling into your shell to wait out this week’s goings on, I won’t blame you. You are a sensitive soul beneath your surface toughness. Watch out for acrimonious exchanges in your work place as those may have repercussions for you.

While you might not be in the direct line of fire now, Leo, you may want to delay travel plans for a few weeks. Attempting to coordinate scheduling changes with coworkers could turn out to be a much greater challenge than you expected, disrupting your plans.

Where you might feel the pinch from all of this week’s drama, Virgo, is in your social life and other leisure activities. In part because you might have to spend more time than usual handling financial matters related to your tax returns . . . lots of fun!

Are you exhausted yet from watching your partner run about like a crazy person, Libra? This appears to be a time when you may need to put your needs on hold as well as throw your career and home life out of balance. Outlook improves on the weekend.

Please monitor your stress levels closely this week, Scorpio, and make sure you are getting plenty of rest. Dealing with increased disruptions to your daily routines is surprisingly hard on your normally tough self. Playing with children or diving into a creative project can be soothing.

In your drive to completely throw yourself into enjoying the moment, Sagittarius, you may risk getting in over your head financially. While your gambles do pay off more frequently than most others, please remember to balance fun with responsibility and to honor all of your previous commitments.

If you are confronted with rebellion on the home front this week, Capricorn, please consider the merits of displaying your more compassionate side. Chances are this will a) confuse them and b) hopefully soften their attitude so matters can be resolved peacefully. Be gentle!

You know the old standby of counting to ten before speaking, Aquarius? This week you may want to double that at a minimum because blurting out your first reaction may makes matters far, far worse. In part because there could be critical information you aren’t aware of. Be careful.

In your own fluid fashion, Pisces, you can be a source of comfort to your friends and family during this tumultuous time. For one thing, your ability to bend and flow with what’s happening sets a good example for those whose rigid stance may cause them to break.

If you know your Rising sign, read the horoscope for it too. :D

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Libra Weekly Horoscopes for March 24, 2014

During the week leading up the contentious New Moon in Aries on March 30, it will still be fairly peaceful but during the next lunar month, all bets are off. In other words, enjoy the relative peace and quiet while we can! If you need to meet with work colleagues or friends, do so this week if possible.

Monday and Tuesday start the week off with a bracing Capricorn Moon clashing with Jupiter in Cancer, Uranus in Aries, conjoining Pluto in Capricorn and finally squaring Mars in Libra. We’ve dealt with these transits many, many times, so it’s nothing out of the ordinary . . . just annoying.

Best news this week has to do with Mercury in perceptive Pisces easing conversational bumps and setting a kindly tone in general. Mercury will be trine Jupiter in Cancer on Wednesday and sextile Pluto in Capricorn Friday. Both aspects promote a willingness to actively listen and absorb what the other person is telling us.

Relationships and love affairs may not run all that smoothly on the weekend due to Venus in Aquarius getting mixed messages. First she gets the go ahead from a trine to Mars in Libra and two hours later Saturn in Scorpio throws the breaks on via a square. I suggest making plans to go out with your sweetheart on Friday night and take a pass on Saturday all together.

Sunday the heat turns up under the Aries New Moon which triggers the cardinal T-Square sharply. I imagine tempers will be short, assumptions leapt to and plenty of voices raised. Please be careful if you are driving or traveling in general. No better time to practice being patient, courteous and kind.

Use your time wisely this week because it is the last full week with few distractions. Starting next week we will have two or three calm days in a row before another round of turmoil hits. Do your best to wrap up sensitive projects that require intense concentration now. Good luck!

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After next weekend there may be no holding you back, Aries, so between now and then make finishing up old business a priority. If you don’t, you might not get back to those projects for another month at a minimum. OK? Please don’t get ahead of yourself.

Unlike Aries who enjoys an unexpected challenge, Taurus, you don’t. However, like it or not, you may have to deal with some in the weeks ahead. Rather than being blindsided by events, touch base with knowledgeable friends from your peer group now.

Your ability to think on your feet ought to help you maneuver around any obstacles that crop up, Gemini, and you probably know who among your associates you can call on for help if needed. Excellent flow of work related ideas come through this week!

Cancer, you may go back and forth between being over confident and worrying about every little thing in the weeks ahead. This week you have an opportunity to figure out the best way to handle what’s coming. Your best resources are those you consider your spiritual advisers. Be strong.

Like Aries and Sagittarius, you might be wondering what all the fuss is about, Leo. After all, what is a little drama between friends, right? Your biggest challenge may be resisting the lure to drop everything and take off. F.Y.I. please choose Friday night to go out and play.

Behind your quiet façade and orderly manner, Virgo, you are also someone who handles change well and understand the importance of having several options available at all times. Advice from your partner or long time friends is well worth listening to this week.

I doubt if it will come as a shock knowing you will probably be right in middle of the muddle this coming month, Libra. Also doubt if you are all that happy about it. Take time this week to tweak your stress reduction plan and your daily routines.

Scorpio, you are another who is not fond of abrupt changes and for you it appears to hit your habitual routines the hardest. In order to avoid inflicting a grumpy Scorpio person on those you love, draw on your inner child now for ways to deal with interruptions plus.

The desire to jump into new, risky ventures that have the potential to do serious damage to your financial situation, Sagittarius, could show up over the next month. Best way to avoid trouble is to consult with older, wiser heads from your extended family this week.

Listen to your higher angels/close friends this week, Capricorn, and stay open to the idea of following their advice. You have some serious juggling to do in the weeks ahead and if you let your need for control get out of hand, it may come back to haunt you.

This week thoughts about what you stand for, your personal integrity and what your priorities are could set the tone for the next month, Aquarius. You may pay lip service to the need for change but deep down you like it better when it happens to some other poor soul.

Just be yourself this week, Pisces, and if in the process you manage to say the right thing at the right time, smile and say “you’re welcome” when you receive a heartfelt thank you. You have an excellent feel for what others need to hear now.

If you know your Rising sign, read the horoscope for it too. :D

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