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Starcodes horoscopes for July 8 – 14, 2016

by Heather Roan Robbins

This summer the astrological patterns have constantly reminded us of the world’s serious problems underline our summer’s flowers, fireflies, and lightning-crackled summer skies. The world’s problems don’t go away, but after this next week, the underlying mood has a chance to lighten. But we have healing work to do first.

Venus, Mercury, and the Sun are all now in internal, self-protective, home-nurturing Cancer. The Mercury and Sun opposed serious Pluto yesterday, leaving an emotional heaviness in the air, a shared heart-ache, a melancholic awareness of loss and a need for change in the world, though we may all see the answers differently.

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Today the Moon enters productive Virgo, and thoughtful Mercury trine in optimistic Jupiter, and we want to be more proactive about those concerns that weigh on us. But today thoughtful Mercury trines optimistic Jupiter, and we want to be more proactive about the concerns that weigh on us. We’ll feel better if we fix something, anything.

And for the next few nights, soon after Sunset, we can see the Moon dancing with Jupiter in the night sky, an encouraging site that can expand our emotions and uplift our spirits. It can help us gather together for healing purposes, expand our work and collaborations. Reminds us that a better world is possible, and is a worthy goal.

On Sunday and Monday a diplomatic Libra Moon encourages us to warm up to one another, collaborate, helps us insist on justice, and also brings a flirtatious edge and a desire to get along. But though we may want get along, we still need to speak our truth and may speak pointedly about what we see as Mercury trines argumentative Mars. Everyone needs room to say what they see, and feel loved anyway.

If there is a decision we’ve deferred, a bold act we need to make but kept finding ourselves walking in the other direction, this week may bring a turning point. Our decisions ripen and clarify as we get a real feeling about where we don’t want to go. We may surprise even ourselves by changing our mind and taking a sharp turn early next week as Mercury squares surprising Uranus.

The summer’s outgoing, arts-oriented, operatic, community-building Leo season has its first beginnings as Venus enters Leo on Monday and Mercury follows on Tuesday. It will add extra drama, and potentially grace, to all we do. A Scorpio Moon sharpens our edges towards the end of the week. The Leo can bring us out of our shell, we just have to decide if we want to reach out for personal grandstanding, or the collective good.

Mars resides in intense, in-depth, no-nonsense, Scorpio, sign of a long memory, through early August. At the end of this week it forms a difficult and irritating quincunx with Uranus. That in conjunction with the Scorpio Moon will show us just where we need to do our work, both personally and culturally. Sewage backs up and explodes, old resentments ferment, and with that extra drama from the new Leo energy from Mercury and Venus now in Leo. Be careful with a sudden urge to dramatically cut off, seek revenge, or explode a problem. It will further to take swift firm action in a good direction and deal with problems directly. This aspect can give us energy to do what we need to do, if we have the wisdom to do it wisely.

Friday, July 8: It’s been heavy lately, and today we need to make authentic healing gestures as Venus trines Chiron under a critical, efficient, potential healing Virgo Moon. We know you need to know were not the only one seeing the problem. Encourage moments of pleasant connection as they give us the room to handle bigger issues. Collaboration furthers. Morning brings a breath of optimism, around noon we may be painfully aware of the problems or can hammer out details to repair as the Moon square Saturn, and then begin to let it all slide away as the Moon opposes Neptune this afternoon. Catch each other doing something right tonight.

Venus trine Chiron 1:47 AM, Mercury sextile Jupiter 3:05 AM, Moon square Saturn 1:01 PM, Moon opposed Neptune 3:10 PM, Moon trine Pluto 11:27 PM.

Saturday, July 9: T is his is a positive day but it won’t be easy to sit around doing nothing, even if it Saturday. The urge to fix, weed, improve, experiment, ameliorate is strong, let’s just not turn it on one another but instead encourage each other’s projects. Collaborated and begin wonderful things. Tonight, our digestion might be a little touchy, but communication flows as we analyze the world together and discuss our morals, growth, consciousness, and a desire to expand our world under the Virgo Moon while the Sun sextiles Jupiter.

Moon sextile Sun 2:06 AM, Moon conjunct Jupiter 3:31 AM, Moon sextile Mercury 8:18 AM, Moon sextile Mars 2:08 PM, Moon sextile Venus 9:27 PM, Sun sextile Jupiter 11:47 PM.

Sunday, July 10: Although the Moon enters friendly, diplomatic, if usually indecisive Libra this morning, we can find practical solutions, employ our technical skills and make rapid progress as Mercury trines Mars. This aspect loans us a decisive ability; we know quickly in our gut, in our bones, our yes and no, so let’s use it to make important and egalitarian decisions, particularly where we have been putting them off. The Libra Moon insists on what is fair, balanced, and beautiful. We are extra sensitive to unkindness at all levels.

Moon enters Libra 2:32 AM, Mercury trines Mars 8 PM, Moon sextile Saturn 11:44 PM.

Monday, July 11: Free the mind and the feet will follow, or so goes the theory. Mercury squares Uranus and our nervous system can feel tightly wound, disgruntled, ready to change our mind or second-guess a previous decision. Electrical and mechanical oddities can complicate life transportation can be interrupted, and we can all feel little attention-deficit-disordered. Late tonight Venus enters Leo, feels swell, and the summer party begins.

Mercury square Uranus 1:28 AM, Mercury trine Chiron 11:32 AM, Moon square Pluto10:46 AM, Moon square Sun 6:51 PM, Venus enters Leo 11:33 PM.

Tuesday, July 12: This is not a socially smooth day, our prickles show; we may push away more than we pull in, and, in the name of protecting ourselves from rejection or criticism, may reject and criticize as the Moon squares communicative Mercury, enters self-protective Scorpio, and opposes diplomatic Venus. But we can turn some of this discomfort into creative inspiration and compassionate action, even if we are feeling disagreeable. We can have great focus when we’re on track or in solitude.

Moon opposed Uranus 3:29 AM, Moon square Mercury 9 AM, Moon enters Scorpio 2:52 PM, Moon opposes Venus 4:38 PM.

Wednesday, July 13: We can feel such a strong approach-avoidance conflict about being seen; the Moon, Mercury and Venus now in Leo bring out our inner diva, we want to give attention and receive attention share what we know, but may have a harder time than usual getting out of our own perspective and walking in another shoes. The Scorpio Moon brings our thoughts deep within, makes our tales twitch. Both Leo and Scorpio are stubborn fixed signs, differences become more easily entrenched than solved unless we reach out and become curious about the other person’s perspective and experience.

Moon trine Neptune 2:45 PM, Mercury enters Leo 6:46 PM, Moon sextiles Pluto 11:19 PM.

Thursday, July 14: Focused, snarky, stubborn and with a few ego clashes, this day is full of personality as the Scorpio Moon trines the Sun midday and then conjuncts Mars midafternoon. Creativity abounds where we can step away from a reactive frame of mind. It’s a good day to set a healthy boundary, but let’s not ask a question unless we’re willing to hear “no” as an answer. Look for an opportunity to heal a rift though radical acceptance around dinnertime.

Moon sextiles Jupiter 5:22 AM, Moon trine Sun 12:44 PM, Moon conjuncts Mars 4:27 PM. Moon trine Chiron 5:30 PM.

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Starcodes horoscopes for June 24 – 30, 2016

by Heather Roan Robbins

Let’s put kindness first. We’re in a haze of deep and sensitive feelings with the Sun and Venus, and soon Mercury, all in Cancer, a sign that brings us to our hearts, to our feelings, brings our thoughts to home, homeland, and protection, and even xenophobia on a bad day. We may need unusual amounts of time along, or feel more easily bombarded by other people’s energy than usual.

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Mars, the activating planet, stirs the depths of our psyche, stirring up strange dreams, unfinished business, and nudging some monstrous crocodiles in the swamps of our collective psyche as it retrograded, or appeared to work backwards, in its own deep sign of Scorpio, since May 27. As Mars turns direct this Wednesday (and finally leaves Scorpio on August 2) it encourages us to build up healthy momentum, and may give us a break from the recent Mars difficulties around old resentments, anger, and obsessions, and unfinished emotional business. But the turbulence can increase as it turns direct.

This won’t be a problem for most of us. Though we all need to be extra aware of what swims in our psyche we can acknowledge our anger or frustrations, and then take considered action, rather than letting these creatures run the show. But let’s keep our eyes open for problems around us. Let’s consider staying away from murky swamps of all types, and walk towards dangerous, wild corners with care because there will be places in the world where old resentments erupt and strange creatures threaten. But we also may notice some frustrated ambition of ours now begins to build momentum.

Mars entered Scorpio on January 6, progressed into Sagittarius March 7, turned retrograde on April 17 and retrograded back into Scorpio on May 27. Mars turns direct this Wednesday and finally leaves Scorpio on August 2.

But first, Friday is a great day to weave community and check in on old friends and organizations. Under in Aquarius Moon we may be unusually aware of ourselves in the body politic, whether we are considering attending a pride parade or thinking about how England and the European Union affect our work, or assessing our own position on the block.

We may feel a little raw and squishy over the weekend under sensitive Moon in Pisces, so it will feel good to relax around people that we know and trust. Be gentle all around, everyone may be feeling a little raw or distracted by their inner workings.

But our energy kicks up a notch as the Moon enters Aries on Monday, we need to be quick on our feet early next week. Decisions are made and power is brokered as Jupiter trines Pluto. If we want to be involved in those decisions, we need to speak up now and become part of the solution.

The mood shifts on Wednesday, slows down and deepens but may bring up some truly difficult moments. Mercury leaves buzzy Gemini and goes into more deeply feeling and thinking Cancer, the Moon enters more settled, earthy Taurus, and Mars turns direct. What has been blocked may now unblock, but that goes for the truly difficult plans as well as the good ones. Venus opposes Pluto over the next two days, and we may get a chance to grieve or let the sadness flow, a first stage in the healing. Let’s just be aware that everyone of us may be dealing with something that strikes a deep chord in our emotional body this week. Kindness helps.

Friday, June 24: This morning a collaborative Aquarius Moon squares active Mars and encourages community organizing around a cause, whether the community is our household, our block, old friends, or a socio-political group with which we identified. Midday, we may feel at loose ends, but can strengthen our connections and check in on projects in motion. Everyone can use some support. Tonight we may feel unusually vulnerable and choose a safe place to be sensitive as the Moon enter dreamy Pisces.

Moon square Mars 8:26 AM, Moon sextile Uranus 9:47 AM, Moon enters Pisces 8:30 PM.

Saturday, June 25: It’s a good Saturday to drift in dream, to get a little maudlin and emotional, but a hard day to get anything done as the Moon conjuncts intuitive, watery Neptune and makes a lovely trine to the sun and Venus, but squares productive Saturn. We exchange information by osmosis, though not necessarily by words. Keep expectations low and the heart open; realized other people around may also be feeling a little raw and peeled.

Moon trine Sun 4:06 AM, Moon trine Venus 1:57 PM, Moon square Saturn 4:53 PM, Moon conjunct Neptune 5:45 PM.

Sunday, June 26: Be gentle with one another this morning. We stay unusually sensitive and may need privacy because our nerve endings feel exposed. Check and clarify intentions during a tricky spell midafternoon as it’s all too easy to miss a message or misunderstand one another as the Moon squares Mercury. Evening, a certain restlessness instigates a desire for change of scene, sensory stimulation, and good conversation about how we can make things better as Mercury sextiles Uranus.

Moon opposed Jupiter 1:35 AM, Moon sextile Pluto 1:39 AM, Jupiter trine Pluto 6:30 AM, Moon square Mars 1:13 PM, Moon square Mercury 1:54 PM, Moon conjunct Chiron 4:54 PM, Mercury sextile Uranus 8:31 PM.

Monday, June 27: Where we had a dream, yesterday, of improving the world, today we want to take more concrete action. Venus trines Neptune and brings a hopeful imagination to life, but the Moon kicks into activated Aries and hoping or wishing alone is not enough. We lose patience easily, but this can be to our advantage, don’t just get irritated; mobilize instead.

Moon enters Aries 1:07 AM, Chiron retrogrades 5:10 AM, Venus trine Neptune 7:52 AM, Mercury square Chiron 10:24 AM, Moon square Sun 12:18 PM, Moon trine Saturn 8:37 PM, Moon square Venus 10:59 PM.

Tuesday, June 28: Moody depression nags us early this morning as the Moon squares Pluto. People can be just plain difficult today, but sometimes we feel we need to be difficult in order to get out of social niceties and get to our path. But let’s try to believe that we can dive into our truly authentic self and do what we came here to do without pushing away others at the same time. Expect the unexpected around dinner time as the Moon conjuncts Uranus.

Moon square Pluto 5:13 AM, Moon conjunct Uranus 6:12 PM.

Wednesday, June 29: The Moon enters stubborn, sensual Taurus this morning, and Mercury leaves buzzy Gemini and enters more deeply feeling and thinking Cancer, which can, in the right circumstances, allow us to have a nurturing. Thoughtful. quiet day. But Mars also turns direct after weeks retrograde and that can really stir the pot. Where we do not have old resentments or hidden plans, all will be calm and begin to flow in the right direction. If people start to bring up something that has been bothering them, let them talk, make sure they feel heard, and wait to react and respond another day.

Moon sextile Mercury 1:45 AM, Moon enters Taurus 4:03 AM, Mercury enters Cancer 5:24 PM, Mars turns direct 5:38 PM, Moon sextile Sun 6:28 PM, Moon sextiles Neptune 11:58 PM.

Thursday, June 30: We need comfort and reassurance, good gentle supporting food, and patience to do things with a steady pace; there’s a lot of emotional processing going on, distracting us, while Venus opposes Pluto. Events may remind us of the frailty of human life, or we may notice that as we open our heart, we open to the possibility of loss. Let this awareness make each life more precious. And let’s avoid any temptation to manipulate the ones we love, to guilt trip, or to read our own emotional ghosts into the situation. Creativity heels.

Moon sextiles Venus 5:57 AM, Moon trine Pluto 7:17 AM, Moon trine Jupiter 8:20 AM, Moon opposed Mars 6:18 PM, Venus opposes Pluto 9:31 PM, Moon sextile Chiron 9:54 PM.

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Starcodes horoscopes for June 17 – 23, 2016

by Heather Roan Robbins

Astrologers got a lesson in the dwarf planet Eris last week, a planetoid that is a force more massive than Pluto, though Pluto is larger by volume. This new dwarf planet was named after the Greek goddess of discord and strife, and has one Moon, named Dysnomia, the Greek daemon of lawlessness.

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Now Eris was only discovered January 5, 2005, so we are still uncovering its properties, but it seems to be well-named. Eris moves very slowly, has an orbital period of 558 Earth years, so we don’t see it go very far in our lifetime, but we are get beginning to see events when planets transit areas. Uranus conjunct Eris at 23° of Aries on June 9, Uranus will conjunct Eris again this September 25, and again March 17, 2017.

Play with that symbol for minute, the planet of primordial chaos and shocking events, electrical Uranus, conjuncts the planet of this court strife and lawlessness. Orlando Florida was incorporated July 31, 1875, with Venus at 23° of Cancer, now being exactly squared by this Uranus-Eris conjunction, and with Mercury at 19° of Cancer. Pluto is now at 16° of Capricorn, opposed this Mercury, and will be for a few years; this town has some deep healing to do.

Neptune is now sitting within a degree of Orlando’s Eris. Neptune and Saturn form an exact square this week, Neptune dissolves the boundaries and restrictions, this is a complicated aspect but one thing can produce is a lowering of restraints and restrictions and impulse control. Mars retrograde in Scorpio has been stirring the depth of our psycheMay28-June30. Most of us will barely notice, or feel a resurgence of old concerns, fears or obsessions, and may find that we can concentrate once we get hooked into something we really love. But those huge unconscious, untamed crocodiles that swim around some people psyches are now activated, and with less restraints.

Most of us have not had to live through recent disasters in Orlando and other places around the globe, but can feel them resonating through the sub-ether; our boundaries are thinner than usual and we feel what the world you as Saturn squares Neptune in Pisces.

Recently the Sun and Venus conjunct in talkative Gemini, adding extra emotional charge to all we do but also helping us talk it out, and share support. This conjunction reminds us that the cure for strife can be found in love, love, mutual support, communication, empathy, and action that supports these.

Each astrological sign is the cure to the excess of the one before, the counterpoint. This week we leave the buzzy, busy, verbal activity of Gemini, and drop into our heart and our gut as Venus and the Sun enter Cancer, sign of family, homeland, nurturance and protection, and summer officially begins.

On this lightest week with longest days and shortest nights may the Sun illuminate our hearts and help us know ourselves better. Venus will begin to show up as an evening star just after some, dropped into Cancer, the leader of the waters. Even though we are experiencing these large-scale challenging aspects, this Venus-Sun conjunction can continue to inspire sweet moments, and radical acts of kindness. Though it will tend to keep us extra emotional, keep our empathy raw, keep our tears and laughter close to the surface.

And so begins picnic season. It’s time to work through some family karma; whether we’re home for the summer, on a family vacation, or growing our chosen family of the heart, all those layered family dynamics start ripening to be harvested.

All emotions swell and flow like tides. And like the crab, Cancer’s symbol, we can both swim through this ocean of emotion, but also develop claws and a shell to protect ourselves when we’re feeling particularly soft and squishy. We can nurture instead ourselves instead of defend. Countries tend to get more territorial, more guarded about the boundary boundaries and nationalistic. And so do people.

We may work to do on some important issues concerning security, structure, and our personal authority as this Cancerian need for security is underlined while structural Saturn squares Neptune. We may need to reevaluate a teacher or training we’ve received, not to throw it away but to assess the material for ourselves.

But first this Friday begins with the Gemini buzz, as Mercury the Sun and Venus are still there, but a broody, independent Moon-Mars conjunction in Scorpio can make us feel or say difficult things. Our inner world is strongly with us and our filters may be off. We can expect some outrageous comments in the headlines. Over the weekend the Moon waxes into outgoing, outspoken Sagittarius for weekend where it pays to travel, to get outside, and to remember that were an international citizen.

Notice a mental fogginess this weekend, we may just want to forget a tough week, but let’s be careful. Mental Mercury in Gemini squares Neptune early next week, and can leave us foggy, floating, spiritually connected or loaded with misperceptions. And of course it’s hard for us to tell which one we are. Neptune loves to keep us in confusion, and asks us to sense our way with kindness and delicacy. This aspect is lovely if we can soak in a tub or float in a pool. But we have to watch for the deleterious effects of alcohol, floods, and odd storms.

If we want to celebrate lightheartedness of the summer, let’s do so on Sunday under the waxing Sagittarius Moon. Monday is an unusually full astrological day, the Moon is full first thing in the morning and then enters more serious and industrious Capricorn. The Sun enters Cancer, the moment of summer solstice, at 4:34 PM MDT, a good time for more formal or personal ceremony. It may be a tricky day to get work done through some swirling crosscurrents. The energy picks up midweek and brings our work into focus, asks us to finalize some project or give form to our imagination as Mercury opposes Saturn and squares Neptune. The week finishes on a more altruistic and global perspective as the Moon enters communal Aquarius and Mercury squares expansive Jupiter.

Friday, June 17: The mood will be talkative on the surface, brooding in the depths. Don’t take people’s unwillingness to go deep to personally, there’s a lot stirring in our subconscious and on the waves of our emotions as the Scorpio Moon conjuncts Mars and Venus enters Cancer; we may need some privacy in our inner worlds. Focus and finish contacts; we need to follow through on what we said we’d do or people will get edgy. Avoid contentious topics unless you really want to go there, lightweight arguments can get serious quickly. Consider, but do not decide upon, issues of security, structure and personal authority. We want to slough off that tension and connect tonight as the Moon enters more upbeat Sagittarius.

Moon conjuncts Mars 7:52 AM, Moon trines Chiron 10:02 AM, Venus enters Cancer 1:38 PM, Moon enter Sagittarius 7:33 PM, Saturn squares Neptune 9:28 PM.

Saturday, June 18: Scattered and wandering energy permeates the day, we can’t do everything we want at the same time, and may feel overbooked and indecisive, but can enjoy as much variety in a day as we can pack in while the Sagittarius Moon opposes Mercury. It will be hard to stay put, stay inside, and stay focused, but anything else can help us heal and explore. Some people may feel unusually outspoken; don’t be insulted by their frankness, just be amused. A tired or more formal edge around dinner time can relax as the evening progresses.

Moon opposed Mercury 12:48 PM, Moon conjunct Saturn 7:06 PM, Moon square Neptune7:13 PM.

Sunday, June 19: It’s a generally upbeat Father’s Day, day of the Sun, a great day to prepare for tomorrow’s summer solstice. The nervy, talkative, outspoken, potentially upbeat Gemini-Sagittarius full Moon, exact tomorrow morning, can eases social banter, but it also gives voice to the deeper concerns. Under a teasing and curious note, we may have a chance to talk over important decisions or discuss issues that have been weighing heavily on her mind. Just make sure to be free with affection in the process.

Moon square Jupiter 2:15 AM, Moon trine Uranus 6:10 PM, Moon square Chiron 8:46 PM.

Monday, June 20: A day to wake up, get conscious, and put work behind it. This longest day of the year can illuminate our mind and soul as well as our world. A Full Moon in Sagittarius at 5:02 AM MDT highlights where we want to travel in mind body and spirit, and where we want to run away. Mercury engages a complicated T-square with Saturn and Neptune as the Sun enters Cancer. We need to finish and start, make decisions and clear up misunderstandings; become more conscious of what’s truly going on with us. This is an astrological he busy day, let this energy stand strong behind all we do, and let’s do things that improve our situation at home and around the globe.

Moon opposed Sun 5:02 AM, Moon enters Capricorn 5:54 AM, Mercury opposed Saturn8:55 AM, Mercury square Neptune 11:11 AM, Moon opposed Venus 12:51 PM, Sun enters Cancer 4:34 PM.

Tuesday, June 21: A new seriousness pulls our energy inwards and asks us to deal with problems and projects we’ve been postponing. The Capricorn Moon encourages efforts this morning at the trines Jupiter then asks us to face our discouragement and work through it this afternoon as the Moon conjuncts Pluto. Watch control issues arise when we realize the work we need to do.

Moon sextile Neptune 4:41 AM, Moon trine Jupiter 11:58 AM, Moon conjunct Pluto 1:16 PM.

Wednesday, June 22: We can still feel a grim edge this morning, but this focus can help us follow through on our work and help us be responsible. Just don’t fall for the note of discouragement hovering; instead, stay on target. We can relax and grow more collaborative, less controlling this afternoon as the Moon enters collective Aquarius and Mercury squares Jupiter. Look for a hopeful opening, and pursue it.

Moon sextile Mars 2:03 AM, Moon square Jupiter 2:57 AM, Moon sextile Chiron 5:20 AM, Moon enters Aquarius 2:08 PM, Mercury square Jupiter 4:58 PM.

Thursday, June 23: Engage meetings, whether spontaneous or planned; we’ll find strength and efficiency in numbers. Bring in the allies, forgive minor differences, and work together as the Aquarius Moon trines Mercury. Check in with one another, with friends and community organizations, make sure everyone is doing okay, and knows that support is near.

Moon sextile Saturn 11:28 AM, Moon trine Mercury 11:48 PM.

All times are MDT.

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Starcodes Horoscopes for June 3 – 9, 2016

by Heather Roan Robbins

We can look forward to a talkative, sociable new Moon in Gemini this weekend, when the Sun and Moon conjunct Venus and begin a new cycle of connections and communication. It’s time to multitask and juggle, connect, make new acquaintances, take a short trip, or do anything but stay home and be bored.

The Gemini energy is curious, informative, even gossipy. We can be unusually intuitive and aware of interpersonal dynamics and what’s going on around us, but our antennae can be hyper-attuned, and our thought process so busily keeping the mental hamster wheel spinning, that we can end up feeling drained unless we take the time to rest and reconnect with our source.

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It is a great week to celebrate diversity in all its forms. That Sun/Moon/Venus conjunction in mutable Gemini is part of a grand square, as those three planets together oppose Saturn and square both Neptune and Jupiter as the weekend begins. Just imagine, six luminaries and planets involved in one aspect, pulling us in four different directions.

Yes, this loans us great versatility, but balancing these curiosities and demands can feel like hard work. Other people’s personalities pull us in different directions, our needs can collide. It’s a great weekend for local travel, exploration, multitasking, and learning how to synthesize bits of information. But focus or good night sleep may be hard to find.

With this grand square, Venus is in the crosshairs and Mars now in Scorpio won’t let us forget personal wrongs. Even though we may be pulled in many directions, our basic relationships still need us to put them first and be mature about how we care for one another. No matter how busy we get we need to nurture, not test, our dearest relationships. Even when we don’t feel particularly warmhearted, or if we feel passionately distracted, we still need to do the right thing by one another.

We may be versatile, but still opinionated this week. Jupiter and Saturn are the sociable planets, they describe the tensions our society, our daily politics. As Venus sets off both Jupiter and Saturn it can make us unusually emotional about our political differences, and usually attached to what we think needs to happen next. Gemini medicine can help us just keep talking so we can search for answers rather than entrench in our position.

We can feel more guarded in our heart both warmhearted and self-protective, nurturing new ideas but wary of other people’s motives as the week begins. Early in the week some event strikes the chord of the major issues of our times and reminds us to stay in tune with the ongoing issues bigger picture as well as our personal life as the private Cancer Moon opposes Pluto and squares Uranus.

Later in the week our summer-time extraversion is encouraged by an outgoing Leo Moon. But we may get some tricky lessons around how we communicate, how we listen, and the long-term consequences of what we say. We have the potential to speak to the heart of the matter and heal with fresh honesty as Mercury opposes Mars but sextiles the healing asteroid Chiron. Though we could waste that potential by getting into a bombastic argument. Even as we find a new way to make our point, we need to listen, and listen again.

With this sharp edged Mercury/Mars aspects, we may be called on to make and decision or perform surgery. Mars retrograde in Scorpio sharpens our implements and our rhetoric. If we start getting really hard on others, we will start getting hard on ourselves; let’s check our motivation if we’re feeling harsh, watch a tendency to jettison or walk away when what we really want is safety and inclusion. We need to keep a warm, compassionate light in our heart.

Friday, June 3: It’s a good day to work, but we may have difficulty controlling what happens. Don’t expect things to be smooth and easy. Tackle a challenge and learn from the experience as the Sun and Venus opposed Saturn. Although we may notice obstacles and limitations, or things may be harder than we expected, we can learn and grow from the experience, and gain confidence rather than be so feel insecure in response. We may need to make tough decisions, be the grown up, and grow our personal authority thereby. Do not test relationship, stay connected nurture affection instead; the busier that we are the more stress we are the more we need this. An interesting conversation about options picks up tonight.

Moon trine Pluto 12:11 AM, Sun opposed Saturn 12:37 AM, Moon opposed Mercury 4:07 AM, Moon opposed Mars 5:02 PM, Venus opposed Saturn 6:46 PM, Moon enters Gemini9:01 PM.

Saturday, June 4: The mood is nervy, but the answer is probably yes. An optimistic, high strong, nervy, curious exploratory day with auspicious chances for fresh connections as on the new Moon in Gemini and as the Sun and Venus square Jupiter and conjunct the Moon. trouble can come if a fresh optimism leads to overconfidence, and skip necessary steps toward drop our filter and say too much. Share ideas, network, keep talking, but may but in the process be grounded and in the body be aware of what is going on in the physical realm. New Moon in Gemini at 8:59 PM, conjunct Venus.

Sun square Jupiter for 50 7 AM, Moon square Neptune 4:21 PM, Moon opposed Saturn5:55 PM, Venus square Jupiter 6:48 PM, Moon square Jupiter 8:01 PM, Moon conjunct Venus 8:08 PM, Moon conjunct Sun 8:59 PM.

Sunday, June 5: Start a new conversation on this fresh New Gemini Moon, take a fresh perspective. Forget trying to concentrate, this is an easily-interrupted multitasking day, just don’t get spread too thin, and pay attention to the essentials, don’t get distracted while driving. Nerve energy is running strong, so watch a tendency to worry just because the nerviness needs a place to go. Give the mind something to chew on and give the nosy neighbor something to talk about, so they all stay out of trouble. We drop out of our head into our heart and our hungers tonight as the Moon enters Cancer.

Moon sextile Uranus 10:47 AM, Moon enters Cancer 9:41 PM.

Monday, June 6: The Sun conjuncts Venus and starts a new Venusian and cycle of creativity and caring. So what do we care about? How can we add beauty to our thoughts, our relationships, to our understanding of the world? Venus wants to know. Our feelings may be a little insecure and touchy, a little guarded because they are so soft within. We pick up on each other but can project our imagination (whether joys or concerns) into what we perceive and let our illusions distort our otherwise sensitive perceptions as the Cancer Moon trines Neptune. Let’s be altruistic, let’s be optimistic, but also know that we may not be all that realistic today.

Sun conjunct Venus 3:49 PM, Moon trine Neptune 5:46 PM, Moon sextile Jupiter 9:53 PM.

Tuesday, June 7: This can be a tough morning, or a good morning to get at our tougher ongoing issues as the Moon opposes Pluto and squares Uranus and reminds us of our long-term work, our deepest healing goals; this lets us know where we still hurt. Afternoon brings us more to the present, so it may also bring more superficial but quite manageable problems that are satisfying to deal with as the Moon sextiles Mercury and trines Mars. Gentle reassurance is needed; if somebody’s defenses spark, stand back but send them love from a distance.

Moon opposed Pluto 2:05 AM, Moon square Uranus 1:19 PM, Moon sextile Mercury 1:44 PM, Moon trine Chiron 4:09 PM, Moon trine Mars 6:17 PM.

Wednesday, June 8: A lovely if bombastic Leo Moon trines Saturn and brings us to generally cheerful competence. But there is an ongoing, underlying theme concerning the effect of words. Whether political rhetoric intimate conversation, if the effects of arrogant or insensitive words said in the past now come home to roost, we need to not pour oil on the fire, instead take responsibility and repair the damage with honesty and compassion over the next two days as Mercury sextiles Chiron and opposes Mars. Pay extra attention when working with sharp objects and sharp tempers.

Moon enters Leo at 12:47 AM, Mercury sextiles Chiron 7:55 PM, Moon trine Saturn 11:30 PM.

Thursday, June 9: Meditate this morning, it will help with needed balance and grounding, because cutting words and implements can trip us up as Mercury opposes Mars. Good decisions can be made quickly but impulsive reactions, rushing, mechanical and emotional irritations can be a problem. Afternoon brings more support and camaraderie, though our irritation can pick up again tonight as the Moon squares both Mercury and Mars. Excise what needs to be excised, but do not make unnecessary moves while feeling impulsive. When in doubt, shut the mouth and take a walk.

11 AM, Moon sextile Sun 11:40 AM, Moon sextile Venus 1:14 PM, Moon trine Uranus 7:33 PM, Moon square Mars 11:37 PM.

( all times are MDT)

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