On Sunday, October 1st, Mars in Virgo makes a trine with Pluto in Capricorn at 7:36pm EST, turning ambition on high now that Pluto is direct. Mars in Virgo is inclined to act with more tact and politeness than usual, and when positively matched with Pluto’s deep internal power, things will get done effectively and efficiently.
On Tuesday, October 3rd, Venus in Virgo is next to form a trine with Pluto in Capricorn, although this is not as pleasant a trine as Sunday’s Mars/Pluto. A Venus/Pluto trine is bound to bring up secrets and hidden insecurities in relationships, which can be destructive if not managed properly. Luckily, a trine aspect has a more positive focus, and if you can overcome any new discoveries in your relationships, no matter how shocking, you stand a very good chance of establishing and/or maintaining deep and meaningful connections.
On Thursday, October 5th, Venus in Virgo meets up with Mars in Virgo at 12:53pm EST for the second time this year. This meetup normally results in sensual and even sexual expression and can be quite charming, but with Venus in Fall in Virgo and Mars acting more prudish than usual, this transit may not be as exciting as we’d hope. Instead of being demanding of your loved ones (usually a hallmark of this conjunction), try doing something nice for others today. After all, Virgo is the sign of servitude and effort. Kind deeds may pay off nicely. A Full Moon at 12°43’ Aries takes place today as well. This is the first Full Moon after the fall equinox, and will illuminate areas in which we need to take action and initiate change.
On Sunday, October 8th, Venus in Virgo squares Saturn in Sagittarius at 8:54am EST. This is the last Venus/Saturn square of the year, and with square aspects there are always challenges. Saturn urges us to take responsibility, which conflicts with Venus’s laissez-faire and laid back nature. Relationship challenges may come to a head today when one partner feels they are “doing more” than the other. The Sun in Libra will meet up with Mercury later in the day at 4:54pm EST, sending a lot of mental energy into the mix, which can cause undue stress or worry. Luckily, Mercury moves fast and is at its farthest point from Earth, helping us to process any relationship woes logically and objectively.
On Sunday, October 9th, the Sun/Mercury conjunction in Libra makes a square with Pluto in Capricorn, sending a tailspin of energy into our mental sphere. Thoughts will likely be deep and potentially confusing. This tri-planet aspect will urge you to question what is important and whether or not you are on the right path toward achieving it.
On Tuesday, October 10th, Jupiter enters Scorpio after spending the last 13 months in Libra. Jupiter is the planet of wisdom and knowledge seeking (vs. fact-seeking, which belongs to Mercury), and Scorpio is the sign of investigation and vicarious experience. Life’s deeper mysteries will be at question, and humanitarian issues likely on the rise with this sign change for Jupiter. Anyone whose chart is heavily Scorpio influenced will fare well with Jupiter, the greater benefic of the zodiac, in their corner. Happy investigating!
On Wednesday, October 11th, Mars in Virgo squares off with Saturn in Sagittarius at 9:37am EST, challenging leadership issues. These two planets last met in a square in January, which had the masses on high alert. Everyone will feel entitled and that they are right today, which is likely to cause a lot of conflict and frustration overall. This aspect has us feeling like our way is not just the best way, but the only way to climb to the top. Stay open minded today and try not to be a know-it-all if you don’t want to engage in the chaos.
On Saturday, October 14th, Venus enters Libra at 6:11am EST, where it is in rulership and the most pure in its expression. While we may feel more optimistic, attractive, and socially engaged with Venus in Libra, there is also the chance to sugar coat those aspects of your life that you don’t want others judging or questioning. Make note of this as you move through the course of Venus’s 4 week stay in its home of homes.
On Sunday, October 15th, Mercury in Libra opposes Uranus rx in Aries, sending high frequency vibes straight to our central nervous centers. You may feel like you have information overload today and can’t keep things straight, which makes sense given that Mercury is the fastest moving planet in the zodiac and Uranus is known for its erratic nature. Take this transit in stride, as its energy will pass over the course of two days. Make not of any universal downloads that may come to you, and keep track of them by writing them down, lest you forget the message before you have a chance.
Venus in Leo trines Uranus rx in Aries on Monday, September 18th at 12:27am EST. This trine may have us feeling restless with our usual routines, and is calling for a something new and exciting to take relationships, romance, and finances to the next level. This energy is also conducive for cutting out relationships that don’t serve us in order to seek individual freedom.
Next up this week is Venus’s move from Leo into Virgo on Tuesday, September 19th at 9:15pm EST. Unfortunately, Venus is in detriment in Virgo, as its accepting and embracing nature is no match for Virgo’s dry and to-the-point climate. While this aspect may be good for business due to Virgo’s perfectionist ways, relationship-wise, this aspect can create energy that is extra-critical, worrisome, and overall difficult to please.
Later in the day on the 19th, Mercury in Virgo opposes Neptune rx in Pisces at 11:50pm EST. While the energy of this transit is only felt over the better course of two days, it may have us questioning what we know and what is really true. This is significant, as Mercury will later trine Pluto in Capricorn on Friday, September 22nd at 2:01pm, potentially revealing what seemed unknown just a few days before.
The Sun moves into Libra at 4:02pm EST on Friday, September 22nd. The Sun is in fall here, as Libra, being the opposite sign of Aries which represents the mark of the individual, is more focused on the collective. Libra represents moving away from self-focus and into embracing others and assimilating into a group consciousness. Libra also marks the beginning of the Fall season and the fall equinox in which the hours of day and night are equal.
Moon Transits this Week:
The Sun in Leo forms a trine with Saturn rx in Sagittarius at 5:06pm EST on Sunday, August 13th. This is the second and last trine between the Sun and Saturn this year. The energy is likely to be profitable and conducive for handling responsibilities and combining work with pleasure. Checking things off your to-do list will feel very satisfying today, so get out there and make it happen!
Venus in Cancer opposes Pluto in Capricorn on Tuesday, August 15th at 7:17am. When these two planets face off, finances and relationships can often experience a shakeup. This is because Pluto loves to strip things down and break things apart, and sensitive Venus is no match for Pluto’s intense effects. Obsessions or addictions may seem extra difficult to avoid during this transit. This energy will keep rolling into early Thursday when Venus squares Jupiter in Libra at 2:40am EST, casting a blind eye or encouraging hand to bad habits. Venus square Jupiter can be known for over-exaggerating and wearing rose colored glasses—how rosy will yours be?
Moon Transits this Week:
A New Moon in Leo greets us the morning of Sunday, July 23rd at 5:46am EST. This New Moon is taking place at 0° Leo, a transitional but fixed point in the zodiac. Mars is only 1° away from this New Moon, which will provide a burst of motivation and initiation to this fixed energy. While Mars can add a significant source of inspiration to this New Moon, Mars in Leo can also lean toward impatience, vanity, and selfishness. If you’re using the New Moon to plan for upcoming ventures, know that while you may feel lit up and on fire during this time, don’t burn yourself out or run others ragged with demands. Ego checking is sure to be a main theme of this New Moon phase.
On Monday, July 24th, Venus in Gemini and Saturn rx in Sagittarius find themselves opposite one another at 10:54am EST. Cold and dry Saturn has a serious effect on receptive and sensitive Venus, highlighting areas in our lives in which we might need to work a little harder and rely less on our personal charms in order to get ahead. You may be called to use a larger source of wisdom (Saturn in Sag) to harness Venus’s scattered priorities in Gemini. This transit is telling us to hunker down and get our act together, and this planetary pressure is likely to create great creative output if used skillfully. Later in this day, Mercury in Leo makes a trine to Uranus in Aries at 12:33pm EST, urging us to think creatively and consider avenues that might otherwise not seem appealing.
Mercury enters Virgo on Tuesday, July 25th at 7:41pm EST. Detail- and fact-oriented Mercury is in dignity in Virgo, where is excels at digesting the finer points and small details. Consider Virgo the data analyst and quality control center of the zodiac. This transit sheds a no-nonsense light on information that is presented to us, and we might feel hypercritical or analytical during this time frame. While cold and dry Virgo can sometimes be a buzzkill because it’s so factual and realistic, there is also great possibility to use your factual knowledge creatively and playfully with Mercury in this sign. Mercury will be in Virgo until September, since it will move retrograde in mid-August, thus extending its stay in its domain.
The Sun makes an exact encounter with Mars on Wednesday, July 26th at 8:57pm EST. This is a powerful and fiery conjunction that gives us the self-esteem boost we need to get things done. The next 24 hours is a great period to use your personal strengths to initiate a project, communicate your opinion, and take things by the reins.
Moon Transits this Week:
Mars in Gemini opposes Saturn rx in Sagittarius at 2:55am EST on Monday, May 29th. Both Mars and Saturn are considered the malefic planets of the zodiac and are often the culprits involved in obstacles, struggles, and challenges. When these two planets oppose one another, they can have a tendency to bring out the worst. Think of this transit as driving with the brakes on. Mars wants to go, but Saturn rx wants to hold back. This transit can result in delays and roadblocks to your plans. If this happens, take note of where you might need to pay more attention to details and regulations before you can get going again.
Mercury in Taurus trines Pluto rx in Capricorn on Wednesday, May 31st at 8:03am EST. Since both of these planets are in earth signs, conversations about the deeper side of life will be methodical, meaningful, and rooted. You may have an easier time expressing and communicating business matters, or even facilitating difficult conversations and topics directly but with tact.
Venus in Aries trines Saturn rx in Sagittarius the next day on Thursday, June 1st at 11:23am EST. Playing by the rules can set you up for success today, especially when dealing with relationships and other people. This energy lasts a few days until Venus meets up with Uranus on Saturday, May 3rd at 3:32am EST. The rules and regulations we felt compelled to abide by have now been thrown out the window, as Uranus brings an unexpected but exciting energy to our relationships and group dealings. The Sun in Gemini trines Jupiter rx in Libra, bringing a boost of positive energy and good luck, which supports the outcomes of the Venus/Uranus conjunction. Anything is possible today, so go for it!
Moon Transits this Week:
Moon enters Leo Monday, May 29th at 8:12am EST
Moon enters Virgo Wednesday, May 31st at 12:16pm EST
Moon enters Libra Friday, June 2nd at 8:04pm EST
A slowdown of Mercury, our planet of communication, travel, and tricks, takes place this week as it enters Taurus at 12:07am EST on Tuesday, May 16th. While Mercury (the fastest planet) is not always comfortable in Taurus, the slowest and most deeply rooted sign of the zodiac, Mercury can benefit from the change of pace and can learn to be more methodical and focused. Deep and meaningful conversations may be a result of this transit.
A Saturn rx/Uranus trine in the fire signs (Sagittarius and Aries, respectively) on Friday, May 19th at 2:14am EST fuses our regard to the rules with our desire to be an individual. Saturn rx in Sagittarius has been asking us to seriously examine and consider our philosophical, spiritual, and religious leanings. In a trine with Uranus in Aries, you may feel encouraged to pioneer a new idea or expression of yourself while still staying true to your traditional values. This transit forms a grand kite with the North and South Nodes, suggesting that the revelations you come to during this period are related to your true purpose -- what you take in from this world and your subsequent output. Your motivations are likely to turn into accomplishments if this energy is used productively.
Venus in Aries also opposes Jupiter rx in Libra on the 19th at 10:12am EST. This transit will put an extroverted spin on your outward and social expression. With Jupiter in Libra disposited by Venus, Jupiter is looking to Venus for “instructions.” Luckily for Jupiter, Venus just wants to see happiness and creativity in any endeavour. These two benefic planets work well together and do not clash in the opposition. Instead, they seem to amplify one another and facilitate working well with others or in groups.
The final important transit this week is the Sun’s transition into Gemini on Saturday, May 20th at 1:31pm. Ruled by Mercury, Gemini is the brainy sign of the zodiac. Planets in Gemini are most comfortable and most fully expressive in situations in which they can observe, analyze, and report back their intellectualization of these observations. With the Sun in Gemini, there are lots of stakes in your fire, and somehow you are able to keep track of them all. Gemini can be prone to overextending itself out of curiosity and a desire to examine all facets of a topic or situation. This is where it gets its fickle and flighty reputation. With the Sun in this sign for the next month or so, you may be full of ideas, though they may be superficial due to the sheer number of things running through your mind. If your mind won’t stop racing, don’t worry, it’s par for the course, so enjoy the ride!
Moon Phases for this week:
Moon enters Capricorn Sunday, May 14th at 1:37am EST
Moon enters Aquarius Tuesday, May 16th at 10:50am EST
Moon enters Pisces Thursday, May 18th at 11:52pm EST
Sunday, April 30th
Saturn rx in Sagittarius squares Chiron in Pisces, bringing old emotional wounds to the surface and challenging us to digest and integrate the lessons we have learned from those experiences. Saturn will want to ensure that we move forward, but in the most wise and sage-like way, which includes being able to objectively reflect on past experiences. Chances are it will have something to do with a behavior or belief that keeps popping up over and over again for you. Take some time to really examine what comes up today.
Monday, May 1st
There is a short opportunity period today (about 6 hours) after the Moon in Cancer squares Uranus in Aries at 4:23pm EST until the Moon moves into Leo tomorrow at 12:12am EST (9:12pm Monday for PST). When the Moon is void of course in Cancer, it provides pleasant and flowing energy since Jupiter is in exaltation in Cancer. Use this positive energy period to tidy up around the house, make overdue phone calls, and tend to others before the Moon moves into self-concerned Leo.
Tuesday, May 2nd
The Moon moves into Leo early today at 12:12am EST and then spends the rest of its day interacting with other personal planets, including a trine with Venus in Aries at 3:23am, a sextile to Mars in Gemini at 1:47pm EST, and a square to the Sun at 10:47pm EST. It’s not unlike a Leo Moon to want to get out and see the people, so to speak. The beneficial energy to Venus and Mars make charm somewhat difficult to resist today. By the time the Moon squares the Sun, you will have already made your rounds and convinced the necessary people of your abilities.
Wednesday, May 3rd
Didn’t Mercury just go retrograde? Well, luckily it’s back in direct motion today at 12:33pm EST. The internet can now stop blaming every snafu ever on Mercury direct, and Mercury can start functioning like its normal, butterfly-esque self.
Thursday, May 4th
The Moon enters Virgo today at 5:47am EST, then squares off with Mars in Gemini at 11:15pm EST. Today is a day for devoting some time to getting personally organized. Since the Moon is also quincunx (inconjunct) Venus today, this does not include help or assistance from the peanut gallery. The Moon encourages us to take inventory today so that we have all the facts and pieces needed for a square with Mars in Gemini, which will be quick to jump on the bandwagon and react based on accumulated knowledge, so make sure your info and resources are in order!
Friday, May 5th
The Moon in Virgo opposes Neptune in Pisces today, which is exactly the transit we need to help us convince ourselves that we are in need of some partying or a well-deserved break. The Moon in Virgo wants us to be hyper-aware and a little micromanage-y, quite frankly, while Neptune in Pisces is inviting us to the pool party. The best way to manage this transit is to work hard and then play harder, especially since it’s Cinco de Mayo and opportunities to do so abound.
Saturday, May 6th
Old emotional hang-ups and relationships are on the menu today when the Moon in Virgo opposes Chiron in Pisces at 9:40am EST, likely causing us to rehash every last detail of an argument, falling out, loss, or otherwise painful memory. The Moon enters Libra later in the day at 2:20pm EST, bringing our outer social world into the mix, and then opposes Venus in Aries at 11:22pm EST. This opposition may feel like we’ve been brought to our weakest or lowest point emotionally, since Venus is in detriment in Aries. We may feel shaken or as though we lack support. Use the Moon’s final Virgo energy to view and experience and past hurt from a detached and objective point of view before determining how it impacts your social or romantic endeavors.
Sunday, April 23rd
The Moon in Pisces passes over Venus in Pisces at 5:34pm EST, then enters Aries at 8:32pm EST. Its entrance into Aries will interrupt the watery comfort of a conjunction with Venus in Pisces where Venus is in exaltation. You may feel this energy shift as somewhat frantic or tense. The Moon sextiles Mars in Gemini at 11:34pm EST, adding extra charge and fuel to the fiery Aries energy. Since Mars rules Aries, it is currently dispositing the Moon, or guiding it, so to speak. You may feel confident or justified in your reactions to your emotional hunches.
Monday, April 24th
Mercury in Aries trines Saturn rx in Sagittarius at 4:15am EST. Your inspirations and inventions may feel challenged today due to Saturn’s retrograde movement, but take this challenge as an opportunity for refinement. Saturn wants us to put ourselves out there only when we’ve made all crosschecks and tweaks. Mercury in Aries will tempt you to act impulsively, so just make sure that you’ve gone through everything with a second set of eyes before putting it out on display.
Tuesday, April 25th
The Moon passes over Uranus in Aries at 2:04pm EST, Mercury in Aries at 4:29pm EST, and then enters Taurus at 9:56pm EST. The conjunctions with Uranus and Mercury bring us flashes of insight and inspiration, perhaps even motivating conversation, that at first glance might seem improbable or unadvised; however, once the Moon moves into Taurus, the stability it provides may shed light on how those ideas are more easily conquered or achieved.
Wednesday, April 26th
A New Moon in Taurus takes place at 8:16am EST. A New Moon occurs approximately once a month when the Moon and the Sun meet up at the same degree in the same sign, in this case at 6°27’ Taurus. When any planet is within 17’ (minutes) of the Sun, it is said to be cazimi, and is therefore amplified in expression by the Sun. The cazimi New Moon is an increased opportunity period that is best used about 30 minutes before and after the exact New Moon. If you have something important to accomplish, this time period is the most fruitful of the entire day.
Thursday, April 27th
The Moon in Taurus trines Pluto in Capricorn at 4:50am EST. This earth trine provides us with the instinct and motivation to complete the task at hand, but perhaps in an unexpected or seemingly impossible way. If your ideas are challenged today, look for a resolution in the place you feel least likely to find it. With Pluto in the mix, you want control of the outcome, but you must be willing to let go of being attached to the ways in which the outcome is accomplished. You may experience extreme emotional reserve or outbursts in response to today’s creative energy. The Moon moves into Gemini at 9:39pm EST, adding a intellectualized spin to your projects.
Friday, April 28th
Venus enters Aries for her second spin in the fiery, Mars-ruled sign at 9:13am EST today. In general, it has been a challenging year so far for Venus, with a retrograde period sending her back and forth through Aries (where she is in detriment and least able to fully function) and several meetups with Saturn throughout the year. This might result in feeling creatively spent or romantically challenged, or perhaps both. With Mercury and Uranus also in Aries, there is a lot of impulsive and reactive energy surrounding the concepts that Venus represents, including love, relationships, artistic expression, and money.
Saturday, April 29th
The Moon enters Cancer today at 9:48pm EST and shortly thereafter squares Venus in Aries at 10:59pm EST. The Moon/Venus square continues to compromise Venus in her transit through Aries. This square can result in feeling as though your self-esteem and comfort zone are being disrupted in the most abrupt way. If you can grow from any resulting conflict, whether internal or external (but most likely internal), you will be one step closer to managing the Venus in Aries transit which lasts until June 6th.
Sunday, April 16th
The Moon in Sagittarius links up with Saturn at 2:26pm EST, then goes void of course until entering Capricorn at 7:05pm EST. The void of course Moon in Sagittarius is considered to be an opportunity period or a favorable period, as the Moon in any sign that is ruled or related to Jupiter, is fortunate. Since Jupiter rules Sagittarius, the Moon void of course experiences no interference with other transiting planets or energy. Enjoy the later few hours of Sunday funday!
Monday, April 17th
The Sun in Aries trine Saturn rx in Sagittarius at 8:43am EST gives us the structure needed to be productive today. Saturn rx offers the opportunity to use the structures already in place to pursue your personal goals and interests. Today is a great day to get organized and make it work.
Tuesday, April 18th
The Moon crosses paths with Pluto today at 9:58am EST, heightening our emotional awareness and instinct to react or lash out. Feelings may be intense today, and mood swings wouldn’t be unexpected, as the energies of these two planets combined demand freedom but crave love and fulfillment.
Wednesday, April 19th
Hey, Taurus! Your season officially begins at 5:27pm EST. The gifts Taurus brings to the next month or so include practicality, determination, loyalty, and aesthetic. Taurus wants us to indulge in the things we find pleasure in, and asks us to treat ourselves, but not until the job is done. The motto for this spring is definitely work hard, play harder.
Thursday, April 20th
Pluto goes retrograde today at 8:49am EST and stays that way until September 28th. Since this retrograde period lasts 5 months, its effects may feel prolonged. Pluto is considered to be the planet of transformation, rebirth, and resurrection. When retrograde, it prompts us to undergo an internal investigation of areas in which we need a complete overhaul. This inventory and change doesn’t need to take place overnight, but over a period of time in which you can truly put effort into the work. Any pain or discomfort encountered during this retrograde will make complete sense on the other side.
Friday, April 21st
Mars enters Gemini today at 6:32am where it’s MUCH happier in erratic and fast-paced Gemini. After coming from slow and steady Taurus, the air of Gemini fuels a boost of energy that reignites Mars’ fire and gets our wheels turning. We’ll need it today since Venus in Pisces squares Saturn rx in Sagittarius at 7:09am EST, challenging our relationships and social roles for the third of four times this year. With The moon moving into Pisces today at 3:43pm EST, you might find that it’s easier to spend Friday night alone, saving money, being creative, and crossing things off your to-do list.
Saturday, April 22nd
The Moon meets up with Neptune today, encouraging us to chill out from the hectic week of planetary energy. This is a perfect vibe for Earth Day. Listen to some good tunes, play outside, and get the creative juices flowing for a feel-good day today.
Sunday, March 26th
Mercury and Uranus meet up in Aries today at 11:06am EST, ramping up imagination and ability to improvise. Shifts in viewpoint and approach are almost guaranteed, whether you’re dealing with your immediate circle or a larger audience, but your thinking is on point today. Be aware that this transit can sometimes result in lashing out, exaggerating, or acting tactlessly, which can create a self-centered impression.
Monday, March 27th
The Moon enters Aries at 10:11am EST with a New Moon taking place at 10:57pm EST. With Mercury and Uranus fading in the later degrees of Aries, the entrance of the Moon into this sign regenerates Aries energy with regard to our personal stance and take on things. While you might lead with your own personal interest today, do so with compassion and concern, as the Moon meets up with Venus at 3:59pm EST, urging us to come from a place of love and generosity. The Moon finally meets with the Sun later at 10:57pm EST, resulting in a New Moon. With the energy of the Moon and Sun fused during this quick passing in Aries, we are blessed with an opportunity to perform to the best of our personal abilities.
Tuesday, March 28th
The Moon in Aries opposes Jupiter rx in Libra at 6:38pm EST. Moon/Jupiter combinations can sometimes result in indulgence, but this opposition with Jupiter rx urges the Moon in Aries to keep stoking the fire. There is more to learn and uncover about our place in this world and where we can serve—today is not the day to succumb to laziness or ambivalence.
Wednesday, March 29th
The Moon enters Taurus at 11:48am EST where she is exalted and therefore seeking comfort and grounding. This is familiar territory for the Moon—not quite home, but a close second. Since Taurus is the slowest and most fixed sign of the zodiac, today may not be the best day to establish a new habit or routine; instead, the Moon in Taurus wants us to slow down and enjoy the simpler and more decadent aspects of life, like good food, company, and passion. Getting outside today and marveling at the beauty of nature is not a bad idea.
Thursday, March 30th
The Moon meets up with Mars in Taurus today at 11:49am EST. While yesterday we may not have felt compelled to go anywhere fast, the Moon and Mars together create a somewhat anxious energy. You may feel impatient today as the Moon illuminates areas where Mars is struggling to make things happen, considering he is in detriment and therefore compromised as the fastest planet trying to make headway in the slowest sign. If sore spots are brought to a head today, it may be through an argument or two, but sometimes a step forward takes a risk or two.
Friday, March 31st
The Moon enters Gemini at 12:40pm EST, and Mercury enters Taurus later at 1:31pm EST. If you were feeling physical unrest or anxiety yesterday, you may get some of that on the mental end today. With the Moon in Gemini we are at our most active mental state, evaluating our communications with others and looking for ways to connect to information we need. Since Gemini is mutable air, chances are you’ll have multiple projects on the fire today or invitations to connect with friends. Enjoy the sociability of Mercury moving into Taurus, but know that discussion of taboo or sensitive topics may go round and round, as you probably feel you’re already equipped with all the facts and don’t need to hear the other side of the story.
Saturday, April 1st
The Moon in Gemini sextiles the Sun in Aries at 8:20am EST today. This is a great aspect for combining mental and physical capacity to get things done. Motivation and imagination will be working hand in hand today, resulting in individual productivity. If others are in the mix, be open to new ways of approach, which will satisfy the Moon’s curiosity in Gemini but give you an opportunity to intellectualize your inevitable success.
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