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
The movement of celestial bodies impact our lives and as we move through our world we are subject to astrological weather. I imagine the sky in conversation with our birth charts. We have been trained to focus on signs and how it shapes our personalities but the truth is that the planets create these significations depending on what sign they inhabit. I started a new daily commitment of posting the AstroWeather Forecast on my instagram @charmastrology. Follow me there for your daily dose of mood-of-the day reports. There are different ways to make sense of these planetary movements for the beginner astrology enthusiast:Read More