This week feels a touch softer than last week. There’s more flowing conversations among the celestial bodies compared to conflict and disagreements. However, sextile and trine aspects can sometimes pass you by without much effect due to its generally comfortable nature. It is usually through the squares and oppositions where you can experience change and action. Nonetheless, with more earthy elements in the mix, there’s a lot that can be accomplished and manifested in the material world if you put in the work. We’ve got Venus coming home to sensual Taurus and Mars also changing signs to sensitive Cancer. Venus moves out of being in detriment (Aries) to being dignified (Taurus). And Mars from a peregrine-ish sign (Gemini) to its fallen one (Cancer). We also have a Full Moon in Scorpio on the weekend reaching a pinnacle of sorts from the last New Moon in Scorpio on Nov. 7, 2018. If last week was harsh on relationships, this week feels like the deliverance of tenderness required to help soften situations. Either that, or more indolence and procrastination.Read More
MAY 6, 2019 MONDAY
The loose-lipped Moon in Gemini makes no exact trysts with other planets today but its ruler Mercury changes to the serene and deliberate sign of Taurus at 2:25pm ET. The Messenger God/dess generally prefers to move at a hurried pace. In Taurus, Mercury is left with no choice but to slow its roll. This ingress really tempers the day towards a gentle and thorough way of interfacing with the world. Slow and steady, wins the race. Mercury in Taurus is all about down-to-earth and getting-to-the-point kind of thinking. Often there is a logical and practical process that accompanies decision-making and correspondence of all kinds. Mercury visiting the temple of Venus is invited to incline towards relaxation and pleasure-oriented imaginations. Instead of scurrying about, our minds and mouths are compelled to ease into a more laid-back kind of style. However, because of Uranus’ presence in Taurus, most planets entering the first few degrees of fixed signs (Taurus, Leo, Scorpio & Aquarius) will first encounter the planet of chaos jerking them out of their usual solid temperament. We are in the collective present where things that have been stable for some time start to form cracks. Mercury will leisurely stroll through Taurus until May. 20th.Read More
APR. 29, 2019 MONDAY
It’s highly possible that you stayed up late last night because the Moon in Pisces was happily drunk from Uranus’ exciting offerings. Today however may feel a bit like a harsh hangover. But first, we experience a mildly supportive sextile between the Moon in Pisces and the Sun in Taurus. This really helps affirm our inner sense of belonging. The ego is supported by our intuition and we are better equipped to attend to our needs. The real star of the day however is Saturn stationing retrograde this evening at 20˚ Capricorn at 8:55pm EST. Here the lord of consequence will backtrack all the way to 13˚ until Sept. 17, 2019. Saturn has travelled through these degrees before since Jan. 21, 209 to be exact. Saturn signifies the fundamental structures that hold us up - like our bones and spine. Saturn urges us to have endurance against life’s struggles. It rules time and the limits it sets on our human capacity. Ruling over death and our inevitable return to ashes. Things that grow under Saturn’s gaze are slow, steady and truly time-tested. Whatever it touches, it wants to last for a long time. This retrograde cycle teaches us to confront our own inner strength and ability to survive and thrive under life’s demands. Reflect on the responsibilities you have shouldered and review if it's still work you are committed to continue. Determine what areas of your life is needing more discipline and perseverance. For people with planets, Rising and Midheaven signs in Cardinal signs (Aries, Cancer, Libra & Capricorn) between 13˚-20˚, Saturn is having its second go-around with these planets/angles in your chart. The second contact often means a time to regroup and rethink how you’re going to move forward with the issues that was brought up the first time around.
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Hi friends and dear readers, I’ve taken a bit of a break from writing to y’all. I’ve missed putting thoughts on “paper” and I’m back to writing about the #AstroWeatherMood for the week ahead. I am still taking some time off from writing Rising Sign Horoscopes. I hope to resume this practice again very soon. For now, please enjoy these short and sweet tidbits on what the celestial forecast has in store for us for the week of Apr. 22-28, 2019. You’ll find the same words on my instagram but with some accompanying images and sometimes suggested ideal activities for the day. So make sure you follow me on the gram. As usual, my May books are open for consultations. Be well!
APR. 22, 2019 MONDAY
The week starts us off on a jovial and optimistic note with the Moon still in Sagittarius. For people living in the northern hemisphere, spring is definitely in the air. Rain or shine, you can’t dampen the spirit of today’s hopeful tone. There is a general mood for exploration and attaching meaning to our daily experiences. Later in the evening, we find the Sun conjoins Uranus in Taurus at 2º at 7:05pm EST for the first time in ~84 years (wow). This combo is electric and sends shockwaves to the system. Whatever house in your charts that’s Taurus, is in for some major changes and upheavals for the next 7 years. The change though chaotic, is ultimately freedom from what’s dragging you down. The Sun’s time in Taurus this month shines a light on this area of your life. Shortly after, the philosophical Moon in Sagittarius finds itself drowning in mystical waters squaring off with Neptune in Pisces. Be careful what you wish for. Not all the glitters is gold.Read More
I’m very excited for my very first horoscopes featuring an art collaboration (see image credits above)! Scroll down for your Full Moon in Virgo Horoscopes. Otherwise keep reading for the low down on the astroweather for the next two weeks.
The Sun enters the boundary-less and mutable waters of Pisces on Feb. 18th at 1504 PT/1804 ET. The Sun is also being received and witnessed by way of a square aspect by the dignified ruler Jupiter in Sagittarius. The luminary responsible for our sense of individuality can have a challenging time in Pisces. If the Sun wants to exemplify the ego, Pisces wants to dissolve it. The expression of individuation in this sign is about identifying with the collective. The mutable waters of Pisces is driven to transmute our flawed human ego-needs towards a kind of transcendent spirituality. Forgiveness is the call to action this #PiscesSeason.
Not long after the Sun moves into Pisces, we experience a Full Moon at 0º Virgo on Feb. 19th 0754 PT/1054 ET. For most of us in the west, we’ll witness the brightest of the full moon just prior on the night of Feb. 18th. This Full Moon highlights the Virgo/Pisces axis that is all about matter and spirit, and being of service to others. These two opposing signs are concerned with healing through bodily (Virgo) and spiritual (Pisces) means. Luna also forms a sign based Grand Earth Trine with Mars in Taurus and Saturn, Venus, Pluto and the South Node in Capricorn. In addition to the opposition with the Sun, she also opposes this lunation’s ruler Mercury who is applying to an exact conjunction to Neptune. Translated in real life, this full moon has the potential to be quite embodied in experience. There is a rich opportunity to connect our mundane lives towards a deeper and more spiritual meaning. Where in your life can you experience such immense empathy and where can you direct all that energy towards helping others? Virgo and Pisces are signs of servitude.
The shadow work available to all of us during this Full Moon in Virgo is the potential for overwhelming self-criticism. As well, there can be a tendency towards martyrdom that’s not helpful. Use what you understand as a way towards healing instead of encouraging more self-negative talk. Think back to the last New Moon at 17º in Virgo on Sept. 9th, 2018 for clues on what has reached its peak form. Your horoscopes below will help you pin point what area of life this Super Full Moon is most felt.
On the same day of the Full Moon, her ruler Mercury in Pisces doubles down on the nebulous energy of being in their sign of detriment and fall. Mercury enters their pre-retrograde shadow at 15º Pisces and exactly conjoins Neptune at the same time. This really implicates the Full Moon in Virgo that requires critical, practical and detail-oriented ways of analyzing the messy realm of emotions. I imagine the Virgo Moon answering to the rescue efforts of a typhoon affected community with debris and injured people everywhere. It feels disorienting and this Virgo Moon would want to organize and regroup real quick. However, the Full Moon’s ruler Mercury in Pisces is busy getting lost in all the chaos. Also probably just overwhelmed by the suffering of everyone around them. It’s a lot to sort through.
Finally, on Mar. 1st, Venus enters Aquarius and remains hosted by Saturn in Capricorn. The deity of beauty and relationships moves into the fixed air of social justice oriented Aquarius. She’s finally witnessed again by Jupiter in Sagittarius by way of a superior sextile which gives us a nice boost to start March with the benefic planets helping each other out. Soon enough, Mercury will be moving backwards on Mar. 5th and I’ll save the confusing details for the next horoscopes.Read More
A new lunar cycle welcomes us this Aquarius season. Luna gets reborn on Feb. 4th at 15˚ Aquarius at 1304 PT / 1604 ET. The day before, the planet of harmonious relating, Venus, entered Saturn’s territories joining the pile up in Capricorn. Venus changes her vibe from hopeful to hardworking. This New Moon receives help from Jupiter in Sagittarius by way of a right hand sextile and is also supported by Mars and Uranus in Aries from the left. This feels like a therapeutic hot steam for your aching muscles with the meeting of fires and air. Hosted by Saturn in Capricorn, this New Moon is ripe with so much productive potential. A New Moon in Aquarius is a truth and knowledge seeker. The fixed air sign of the water bearer carrying the collective wisdom of the universe. It aims to unlock the wisdom of equality and the truth in justice. She’s independent and intelligent just like “Miss Luzon” on the left.
The next two weeks moves on with Mercury being stuck between a rock and a hard place in Pisces. Mercury normally only stays in a sign for a little over 2 weeks but because of their upcoming retrograde phase, they’ll be staying in Pisces starting Feb. 10th until (gasp!) Apr. 16th. Mercury prefers dimensions that can be neatly categorized. In Pisces, all that form dissolves into an ether of confusion and imagination. This time is best spent getting lost in poetry and magic.
A few days later, Mars leaves his dynamic home for Taurus on Feb. 14th, a place he has a hard time being in. If Mars signifies separation, in Taurus, ruled by Venus, signifies connection. This makes Mars’ job very hard. Mars will be hosted by Venus who is ultimately received by Saturn in Capricorn. This reception and a sign based trine helps to mitigate Mars’ potential for harm.
The first two weeks of February 2019 has so much fertility and possiblity for giving shape to our plans. There’s a good enough mix of practicality and a touch of intuition and magic. For cultures in East and Southeast Asia, this time is celebrated as a new Lunar New Year. May we all flourish and plant new seeds of abundance.Read More