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JULY 2014

July has some exciting changes – Mercury turns direct on July 1. You can now take giant steps forward into the future. This ends a long series of retrograde planets that has been going on since January.

Jupiter ends his sojourn in Cancer, the sign where he is happiest and most expansive. He has been there since the end of June of last year.  He enters July to bring a year of opportunity to Leos and other fire signs. Jupiter in Leo helps you open up your heart and gives you the confidence to create in your own individual way. His last visit to Leo was in 2002-2003.

Saturn ends his retrograde period in mid-July and thus begins to end the stress he has been giving to those with to those with planets in 16-20 degrees of Scorpio, Taurus, Leo, and Aquarius. He moves forward to enter Sagittarius at Christmastime.

Mars finally leaves Libra. He has been there since December and it’s time for a change. Mars in Scorpio can bring out the dark side of people but is great for concentration and research.

July 1 – Moon VC Leo, enters Virgo 5:24 pm. Mercury turns direct at 8:50 am. Even though Mercury flips around early in the morning, you want to treat today as if he is still retrograde because the moon is Void-of-Course for the whole workday. Finish up your old work and find time to have some fun. Play with the kids and have fun.

July 2 – Moon in Virgo. This is the day you’ve been waiting for. You can put your plans in action and start a new things to do list. It’s a good day to do things like begin a new job, hire someone, buy office equipment, and get organized. You’ll see life in a clear light and can make good decisions. Weed the garden.

July 3 – Moon in Virgo. You can be productive and feel good about what you accomplish, Work long hours so you can enjoy the holiday weekend. Finish up doing the damage control for last month’s mistakes. Make a list of what you want to do this summer and decide when you will do it. Call for doctor, dentist, and vet appointments.

July 4 – Moon in Libra. It’s a good moon for a holiday. Go out and celebrate with your friends and neighbors. The Sun and Pluto have their yearly standoff which can cause upheavals. Be alert for anything suspicious and stay safe. Use care if you set off fireworks, literally and emotionally, as simmering family issues can erupt today. Err to the side of caution.

July 5 – Moon in Libra. You’ll feel undercurrents from things said and done yesterday. Calm your nerves by planting more flowers. Continue enjoying the holiday. Try to find time to get some quality one-on-one time with your partner. Do something special to make the relationship more exciting.

July 6 – Moon in Libra, VC from 11:31 am until 3:34 pm when it enters Scorpio. Have a lazy day. Relax and enjoy just not doing much. Meet friends for a picnic or potluck dinner or at a favorite restaurant. Tour the nurseries and find interesting plants for your garden. Today is His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s birthday. Do an act of kindness in his honor.

July 7 – Moon in Scorpio. It’s a prime planting day so do it when you can. It’s also a great day to work and you’ll do best if you focus on one job and go in depth with it. Choose something you feel passionate about. There is a potential for jealousy to arise when your partner seems to be doing something unusual.  Let go of negative thinking and trust in your bond of partnership.

July 8 – Moon in Scorpio, VC from 6:33 pm until 9:25 pm when it enters Sagittarius. Plant today, the moon is fertile and increasing in light, both very good aspects for planting.  The Sun is busy challenging Uranus and soothing Saturn. It’s one of those days when the things you do have a big impact. You’ll want to act impulsively on new and strange ideas but will have the sense and stability to choose how to implement them.

July 9 – Moon in Sagittarius. It will be easy to look at yesterday’s happenings in a philosophical way.  The Sun teams up with Chiron and they offer you ways to heal any rifts in your body and in your emotional life. Get outdoors to exercise so you can enjoy the benefit of fresh air rather than the air in the gym. Make reservations for your next trip, hopefully it will be to somewhere you’ve never been.

July 10 – Moon in Sagittarius, VC 8:19 pm. Your desire to explore unknown roads will conflict with your need for comfort and security. Do something that pushes your boundaries, even if it’s just a little bit. Stay out of the garden except for weeding, cultivating, and harvesting. Make some foreign contacts and think about expanding your business to other countries.

July 11 – Moon in Capricorn. Today is a great day for work and business. You will have a practical, pragmatic point of view and can easily organize and prioritize to make your work more efficient. You can hire or fire, and/or look for a new job. It’s a good day for interviews. Rewrite your resume. Put family issues on the back burner for the day.

July 12 – Moon in Capricorn, VC 9:56 pm. Today’s full moon helps you bring your ideas about career to full expression. Tell your company to amuse themselves, and then give a great part of today to your work so you can make use of this energy and implement the good ideas you gathered when Mercury was retrograde. Check out the nurseries for deals on perennials and plant them today.

July 13 – Moon in Aquarius. Mercury returns to Cancer where he began his retrograde journey. You can feel which way to proceed and which ideas are keepers. Venus and Mars want to help you unleash your creativity. Give them a chance by setting aside time to devote to a pet project. It’s a good day to go browse the art galleries and find something special that pleases you.

July 14  – Moon in Aquarius, VC 3:23 pm. You can see the big picture today. You’ll be able to figure out how you can contribute to the greater good, be it on a local, national or international level. Get involved in fundraising or some other community project. There is power in groups and the common mind today. It’s a barren moon, so no planting though it is great for mowing the lawn.

July 15 – Moon in Pisces. Now you can get back to the garden and plant. It’s also a fertile day for planting ideas and doing good deeds. Today is the last day for the next twelve years when Jupiter is in the sign of Cancer, his favorite place to be. All Cancers want to take advantage of opportunities and jump into whatever has presented itself to you. Buy a house, buy land in the country, and buy big-ticket items for your home. Make peace within your family.

July 16 – Moon in Pisces, VC 8:57 pm. Jupiter enters Leo at 6:30 am. The energy of water is still strong today and you can use it to intuit what gifts Jupiter wants to bring you to celebrate his entry into a new sign. Water is therapeutic today so make sure you immerse your body in some water or pour it over you. Drink a lot of it too. It’s a fertile planting day, very good for putting in berry bushes.

July 17 – Moon in Aries. You’ll feel the fire element rev you up and get you moving in a new direction. Today’s Moon joins with Jupiter to get you out of the doldrums and give you the confidence to walk on. You have to do things your way today. Say you’ll help another day but now you need to work on your own stuff. Make sure to do something daring today.

July 18 – Moon in Aries. Continue to do your own thing and promote your pet projects. Venus enters Cancer and she sweetens up the energy of the coming month. She helps you appreciate your home and family. She wants you to display more emotion to those who love you. Reassure them that you care and are there for them.

July 19 – Moon in Taurus. This is a good weekend to get back to the garden and calm down when the day gets too hectic. The Sun and Mars square off and bring up hidden tension about family and partnerships. They give one more kick to the issues of the Spring. Use your intuition to find a way out of what is still left that is causing problems.

July 20 – Moon in Taurus. Saturn turns direct at 4: 36 pm. It will feel as if time has stopped and you are moving in slow motion. Take it easy and have a lazy Sunday – one where you can take a nap in the hammock or snooze on the beach. Pamper your body in your favorite way. It’s a good day to break a habit and stop eating or doing what you know isn’t good for you. Plant a tree.

July 21 – Moon in Taurus, VC 10:13 am until 12:36 pm when it enters Gemini. Uranus begins his annual retrograde phase today. His change of direction sends shock waves through the day. Stay with the usual plan of action and don’t try any innovations. Play attention when using or near anything explosive, flammable, or dangerous, especially in the afternoon. Think before you act.

July 22 – Moon in Gemini. The Sun enters Leo at 5:41 pm. Mercury and Pluto team up to reveal hidden facts that give you more pieces to the puzzle. You’ll be able to understand or explain a dynamic that seemed confusing. The energy is still unstable; think of currents meeting in a river. It’s not the day to do something that you want to last a long time; it’s better to just gather information.

July 23 – Moon in Gemini, VC 8:53 pm. Buy yourself a present and get that new communication device you’ve been wanting. Upgrade your software and check your virus protection. Your mind is busy thinking and it’s a good day for writing so tackle that writing project you need to do. Call your siblings to chat about their summer plans.

July 24 – Moon in Cancer. The Sun and Jupiter have their annual meeting and bestow gifts of love and golden opportunities. They only ask that you keep your heart open and act from a place of loving-kindness. They send you original creative, unusual ideas and the ability to do something with them. Make a big donation to the food bank. Do tomorrow’s work today,

July 25 – Moon in Cancer, VC 9:53 am. Mars enters Scorpio and this changes your desires and motivations. You will feel less like compromising and be more focused on your own needs.  The moon is void and old and dark, which is not a good time to start anything.  Try to begin the weekend early if you can. It’s a very good day for healing with therapy of any kind.

July 26 – Moon VC Cancer, enters Leo 10:55 am. Today’s new moon sits close to Jupiter, making it an extra special new moon and ushering in a positive and joyous month. Let love be your keyword for the next 28 days. Stay in the moment and be as optimistic as a child. May this be a happy day for you and for all who you love. Don’t plant, except in your imagination.

July 27 – Moon in Leo, VC 8:38 pm. It’s a cheery day when you’ll be in high spirits and want to play and have fun. Put your worries aside for today, they’re not going anyplace and you can use a break. Do your favorite summer activities. Test your luck in a responsible way. Be generous with your hugs and kisses and smile at everyone you see to spread loving feelings around.

July 28 – Moon VC Leo. Try to continue the weekend if you can since you can’t get anything worthwhile done today. You’ll be able to catch up over the next two days. You are feeling good but you need to pay attention in case you are overpowering your loved one. The old family vs. work issue will arise and you want to consider what you need to change to keep your life balanced.

July 29 – Moon in Virgo. The next two days are when you can make up for the time you’ve slacked off this month. Make a list of all that you need to get done and then sort priorities according to deadlines. You’ll feel an injection of creativity into your everyday routine. Work long and hard hours. Make reservations for your next holiday trip.

July 30 – Moon in Virgo. Clean, sort, and put away while you work. Tackle the mess of papers and bills you have lying around. Go through a closet and some drawers and decide what to recycle, what to keep, and what is trash. Fix things that you’ve put aside because you had no time to do it. It’s a clear the decks kind of day.

July 31 – Moon in Virgo, VC from 10:48 am until 12:09 pm when it enters Libra. Mercury enters Leo to liven up your thoughts and make communication more fun. You’ll be telling stories and embellishing facts to make people laugh. Work in the morning since the afternoon energy makes you want to go out and socialize. Sleep outside tonight on this last night of July.

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Painting by Alexis Karl Artist, Perfumer, Vocalist

Mercury is in retrograde motion for most of June – he begins moving backwards on June 7 and stays that way until July 1. This gives you one week to get ready and do all the things best done when Mercury is direct – shop for expensive items, fix what should be repaired so it doesn’t break at an inopportune time, put in orders, start new projects, take a new job or hire a new employee. He will travel from 3 degrees of Cancer back to 24 degrees of Gemini. Where those degrees fall in your chart is the area of life that need revising and review. 

Summer Solstice is on June. 21. The fact that the season starts with Mercury retrograde adds twists and turns to your expectations for this summer.  You need to stay flexible and jump at any opportunities that present themselves. Both Neptune and Chiron turn retrograde during June and set a theme for the summer that requires you to depend on you right brain for answers and directions.

June 1 – Moon VC Cancer, enters Leo 9:43 pm. Spend this Sunday with your family. Plant together, the moon won’t be in another fertile sign for many days. Eat together! Remember the good times you had in previous Junes. This is a better moon to observe Memorial Day so honor the people in your life who have done service for others. Get rested so you’ll have the energy for a busy week ahead.

June 2 – Moon in Leo. June begins with an optimistic outlook. You have to do the important work for the month during three days of this week while Mercury is still in direct motion and the moon is active. Put in your orders, start your projects, and sign legal documents. Resist the urge to play and party, there’s plenty of time for that later on. Don’t waste any time today.

June 3 – Moon in Leo, VC 10:42 am. Get up early to use the good morning hours. Set things up so you can just follow through during the rest of the day. Stay out of the garden except to mow or weed. Meet with friends to share meals and play games. Take the kids outside and enjoy the long evening light.

June 4 – Moon VC Leo, enters Virgo 10:20 am. Start moving once the moon changes sign and keep working for the next two days since they are the only ones that are good for business.  Make lists and stay on task. Order the things you need and go shopping for the big-ticket items. Get the car and computer serviced. Buy new phones, ipads, and printers.

June 5 – Moon in Virgo. Today is the last good day you get to work with a direct, although slow moving, Mercury. Call to schedule the appointments you need to make. Create a plan you can follow for the month. Organize your office and home. Get the important things done today. Work late into the night and do tomorrow’s work.

June 6 – Moon VC Virgo. Finish up what you started this week. Let the day flow on as you clean up and recycle old papers and bottles. The Sun and Uranus giggle at your efforts and tempt you to do something outside your comfort zone. Let their spontaneity take over at least a part of the day. Eat a healthy dinner tonight and make a plan to improve your diet.

June 7 – Moon in Libra. Mercury turns retrograde at 7:57 am. Everything will seem different, as if you’re looking from the other side of the mirror. Welcome this new perspective. It’s a good day to plant flowers and flowering bushes. Pay back your social obligations with an impromptu dinner party. Catch up on your friend’s news and other gossip. This can be a lovely relaxing day if you let things be.

June 8 – Moon in Libra, VC 3:47 pm. Plant more flowers and then go back to an art gallery and buy that picture that’s hanging around in your mind, the one you liked and almost bought. The Sun challenges Chiron and they help you to give another look at what you do to keep yourself healthy and realize what is working for you and what isn’t. The energy is hot for a passionate sensuous evening.

June 9 – Moon in Scorpio. Neptune turns retrograde at 3:51 pm. He imbues an otherworldly aura and joins Mercury in forcing you to use the intuitive right half of your brain. Don’t make any big actions, and don’t believe what you read and hear until you check facts. There is a big veil of fantasy influencing all your thoughts. Use it for your artistic projects. Plant.

June 10 – Moon in Scorpio. You have the concentration to go in depth with what ever you do or think. Pick one task and work intensely on it. You won’t want to be interrupted or disturbed, so hide away to work. It’s a good day to go for therapy and counseling. It’s a fertile moon for planting and this is one of the best days of the month to put in seeds.

June 11 – Moon VC Scorpio, enters Sagittarius 11:23 am. Life won’t feel so serious by the afternoon. You’ll be able to lighten up and laugh at the mistakes you make. It’s time to resume studying something you started and put down. Increase your body of knowledge about a topic you are interested in. Go back to an old exercise routine and see if you want to give it another try. Stay out of the garden.

June 12- Moon in Sagittarius. You’ll want to be outside as much as you can. It’s a barren moon, only good for weeding and for cutting wood – it will dry faster when cut under a fire moon. Get your work done and find time to roam around. It’s a day to be free and footloose, a day to forget routines and schedules.

June 13 – Moon VC Sagittarius, enters Capricorn 1:04 pm. Today’s full moon will influence your dreams as it occurs very early in the morning. It fills you with inspiration and awakens higher consciousness. Stay in bed for an extra few minutes and breathe in peace and tranquility. Venus and Saturn oppose each other and tell you to confront any unsaid issues in your relationship.  You need to be honest and realistic to get their help.

June 14 – Moon in Capricorn. Work hard and/or to build something for the house or office. It’s an intense day with Mars and Pluto squaring off and igniting tempers and dredging up old resentments. You can find a compromise if you let go of old hurts, give up on needing to be right, and if you stop blaming the other person. You can transform your relationship if you work on it.

June 15 – Moon VC Capricorn, enters Aquarius 1:27 pm. Take a break from interpersonal issues and focus on finishing up some project around your house or around Dad’s. Mow the lawn, and then offer to mow someone else’s as a Fathers Day gift. You can have some interesting discussions on big picture matters when you meet your friends. Relax with some old science fiction movies tonight.

June 16 – Moon in Aquarius. This is the last day for a few months when the element of Air is strong, which makes it easy to access thoughts and be objective about them. Try to rethink some of your fixed opinions and replace them from a fresh point of view.  Write and/or speak your mind concerning community issues. Bring new life into any group you belong to by refreshing ideas.

June 17 – Moon in Aquarius, VC 2:07 pm until 2:28 pm when it enters Pisces. Hold a brainstorming session at work this morning. Mercury backs up into Gemini and gives you a different list of things to reconsider. It is impressive to see how powerful a group of minds working together can be. You can plant in the afternoon.

June 18 – Moon in Pisces. Today is a lovely day when your wishes can come true. Venus and Jupiter, the two planets who bestow grace and goodies, are strolling together and want to give you good luck and help you find bargains. It’s a great day to plant. It’s a good day to put in berry bushes. Be generous with your money and spirit.

June 19 – Moon in Pisces, VC from 3:06 pm until 5:26 pm when it enters Aries. You will continue to feel the blessings that the planets gave out yesterday. The Sun and Mercury meet to tell us that this current retrograde phase of Mercury is half over. You’ll be flooded with new ideas and can feel which ones are keepers. Write them down so you can act on them later. Get your planting done in the morning.

June 20 – Moon in Aries. Today is the last day of Spring. Think back over the past three months and reconsider the decisions you made. Ponder over what you want to bring into the new season and what is over and done with. Chiron turns retrograde and ushers in a time to focus on what you have to heal within yourself. Immerse your body in water in his honor.

June 21 – Moon in Aries, VC from 6:24 pm until 9:03 pm when it enters Taurus. The Sun enters Cancer at 6:51 am and it’s Summer!!! Make a vow to take this summer on your own terms and do the things you always want to do but never quite get to. Start with taking a risk and doing something unusual. You want to go beyond your personal best on many levels.

June 22 – Moon in Taurus. Spend your day at the nurseries and in the garden. Stay outdoors as much as you can. Visit a farm with children and marvel at the animals. Go to farmer’s markets and buy the fresh produce. Wander around art galleries and buy something that inspires you. It’s a good night to forget the diet and go on a chocolate binge.

June 23 – Moon in Taurus. There’s one more week to be aware of Mercury in retrograde motion as you do your work. Venus enters Gemini today and lights up your desires and gives you new interests.  Contact old friends and catch up on their news. Check thrift stores and charity shops to find bargains. It’s a day to plod along and not make waves.

June 24 – Moon in Gemini. You’ll want to stay on the move and will get bored easily if you stick to one thing for too long. Keep busy with short talks. Empty out your inbox and answer all those old emails. Go through that pile of magazines, newspapers, and journals and recycle the ones you’ll never read. Double-check all that you write and send.

 

June 25 – Moon in Gemini. Mars and Uranus stand off today to bring up unresolved anger and irritations between you and a partner. They make you move before you think and can cause you to have an accident if you don’t pay attention to what you are doing. Try to keep awareness on what you do and say so you can catch yourself if you misspeak. Use this energy to do tomorrow’s work as well as today’s.

 

June 26 – Moon VC Gemini, enters Cancer 5:06 pm. Follow through and finish up. Today is a VC moon day with an old moon and you don’t want to do anything new. Anything you try to start will fizzle out like defective fireworks. Catch up on your reading. Take a long walk with an old friend. Weed the garden. Get out tonight and look at the stars while you do a personal ritual in the dark of the moon.

June 27 – Moon in Cancer. Today’s new moon can be seen as the true start of Summer. You get a second chance to celebrate the start of the new season. Today and tomorrow are prime planting days. Listen to the plants and let them tell you where they want to be placed. Meditate on the growth of a seed into a perfect flower. Your feeling nature is strong and gives you much information.

June 28 – Moon in Cancer. Today is the day to finish up all your planting and transplanting. Follow your feelings and you’ll have a good day. Shop for local food at the markets and cook a special dinner for your family. Call Mom and see how she is and what she needs. Sit by the water, in water, or on water. Do the things that nourish your body and your soul.

June 29 – Moon in Leo. Neptune is active today and he showers you with inspiration and blessings. Take a yoga class, go on a mediation retreat, or create your own way of honoring this spiritual energy. Your thoughts push you one way and your feelings tell you to do something different. Choose the high road and act with kindness. Love everyone you see and show it with a big smile.

June 30 – Moon in Leo. This is the last day of Mercury’s retrograde phase so hold back and pick fun over work, if you can. Meet with friends for lunch and enjoy the day. Take the kids out for a special treat. Stay away from the garden except to weed. Try to complete this month’s personal projects with a creative flair.  Open your heart to receive.

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2014-04-18 14.36.24Garden ornaments by Marilyn, Costa Rica

 

May brings relief from the tension of the past few months. Mars continues to move in retrograde motion until the evening of May 19. You are probably used to his sluggish energy by now. When he turns direct it will take some adjustment to be able to say I want to do this and then go out and be able to do it on the first try. You might pick up projects you laid aside or find that you need to stop putting your energy into a losing venture. Listen to your intuition. Mars has taught you how you need to refine your relationship skills and that it important to be aware of your temper. Mars turns direct at 9 degrees of Libra.

There is a short window for action between May 20 and June 7, the day Mercury begins his next retrograde cycle. Use this time well.

May seems to have an unusually large amount of days where the moon is VC all day. Pay attention and adjust your schedule to accommodate this.

May 1 – Moon in Gemini, VC 7:32 pm. It’s May Day aka Beltane, an ancient day for holding fertility rituals. Keep them symbolic, as this is not a fertile moon for planting. Your mind will be full of good ideas and it is a productive day to put them in action. Feed your curiosity, it’s a day to ask a lot of questions. You have the energy to do two days work, so do tomorrow’s important tasks.

May 2 – Moon VC Gemini. Mercury and Saturn urge you to sit and do that writing you have been putting aside. You can research for facts you want to document and have the mental agility to search in various places. Venus enters Aries and she becomes more daring and insists that you add some thrills to your life. She shows you how to have love on your own terms.

May 3 – Moon in Cancer. This is the weekend to plant! You won’t find a better time so spend some long hours in the garden and yard. It’s also a prime day to loosen up and make some major changes in your life patterns. Be dynamic in rooting out places where you are stuck and throwing what’s used and outgrown into your psyche’s compost pile.

May 4 – Moon in Cancer. Keep on planting. The seeds you plant today will grow well. It’s a day to cook for and feed the family. Gather with as many family members as you can and share happy memories while you eat together. Have an early celebration of Mother’s Day since Cancer moon wants to honor mother.

May 5 – Moon VC Cancer, enters Leo 1:56 pm. Take a slow start to the week. Use the morning hours for cleaning and tidying up last month’s paperwork. You’ll feel strong and confident in the afternoon and can handle the hard things that face you. You can find creative solutions to old issues.

May 6 – Moon in Leo. The Sun and Jupiter shine together to give you your heart’s desires if you can put out a bit of effort to make them appear. It’s an I-can-do-it kind of day, one where positive thinking really works.  Keep wishing and saying affirmations all day long. Get tomorrow’s work done today.

May 7 – Moon VC Leo. Today is a day to goof off, play hooky, and take a personal day. You want to be sure to have some fun and enjoy life. Get a massage or a facial or something you like that feels good. Mercury enters his own sign of Gemini and he speeds up your mind and fills it with new ideas of what to investigate.

May 8 – Moon in Virgo. It’s time to go back to work. You can get a lot done. With both the Sun and Moon both in earth signs, common sense prevails.  You can make good decisions about what to do and how much to spend. It will be easy to make plans which are realistic and on which you can follow through.

May 9 – Moon in Virgo, VC 6:08 pm. Keep working and take advantage of the reasonable and practical aura of the day. You will know what to do to take care of your business and also your body. It’s a good solid day to stay on course. You’ll see the flaws in what’s around you and know how to fix them. Accomplish the work you need to do on Monday.

May 10 – Moon VC Virgo, enters Libra 1:19 pm. Do the chores like dealing with garbage and recycling, cleaning the house, and doing laundry in the morning so you can have the afternoon free to socialize. The Sun and Saturn have a standoff and want to show you the bottom line of many aspects of your life. It will be a day of reckoning and/or a day of reality. You need to listen to the truths your feelings tell you.

May 11 – Moon in Libra, VC 8:51 pm. This will be a lovely day. Take Mom out for a special meal and then go to art galleries and/or a museum. It’s a day to appreciate culture. Mercury and Neptune give you the ability to find pleasure in the arts but can lead you to believing what isn’t true. Magical thinking works both ways so enjoy your fantasies but don’t get caught in them.

May 12 – Moon VC Libra, enters Scorpio 9:07 pm. The moon is void all day. Leave your serious work until tomorrow and fill today with socializing, networking, and firming up your relationships. It’s a good day to redecorate. Put away the winter items and make your home and office bright and sunny. Buy some new artwork for your walls.

May 13 – Moon in Scorpio. You need to get the whole week’s work done in the next three days. You’ll do best if you tackle the assignments that interest you personally. You can go in depth on a topic and follow it through to the end. It’s a great day for planting, one of the best this month, so make time to do your gardening after work.

May 14 – Moon in Scorpio, VC 3:16 pm. Today’s full moon is called the Buddha moon. It is an auspicious day to meditate and sit in stillness. Jupiter and Chiron enhance this opportunity to find inner peace. Venus and Pluto combine and ask you to go deep inside and examine where your passions lie. You may need to rebel against the restrictions another is placing upon you.

May 15 – Moon in Sagittarius. Even though you know you have to do tomorrow’s work today, you’ll feel restless and want to break out of your work routine. Your mind seeks stimulation s and new encounters. You can awake to new possibilities and find new things and new people to love. Find a group to exercise with so you’ll get out to be more active.

May 16 – Moon VC Sagittarius. Save the important work for tomorrow when the energy for it is better and use today as your weekend play day, if you can.  Get outside and take a long walk, or bike ride, or kayak. Do something athletic and fun. It’s a barren moon so avoid the garden.

May 17 – Moon in Capricorn. Go back over what you did this past week and make any necessary corrections. Reorganize your schedule for next few months and take another look at all your lists of priorities. You can have conversations that will heal old wounds if you are honest with your words. Ask elderly friends for their wisdom on the situation.

May 18 – Moon in Capricorn. Today is a good day to think about and take steps towards your future. Give your career a boost with enthusiasm towards developing and growing it. There’s luck in the air if you make an effort to find it. You can meet, or contact, people who are beneficial for you. Plant root crops and bulbs on this earthy day.

May 19 – Moon in Aquarius. Mars turns direct at 9:31 pm. You’ll feel him stop and get ready to change direction and the energy of the day will reflect this. We are also at the end of Taurus. Today is a day of transition when you want to look ahead and leave any old obstacles behind you. It is easier than usual to see the big picture so look at that, not at the petty stuff.

May 20 – Moon in Aquarius, VC 6:21 pm. The Sun enters Gemini 10:59 pm. Since this is the last day when you have Taurus giving you his common sense advice, take advantage of being able to focus and stay grounded. It’s a good day to shop for big-ticket items, decide on and make calls to schedule home repairs, and pay attention to your body. Everyone will seem stubborn today so don’t push your opinion, just listen.

May 21 – Moon in Pisces. Use your intuition to tell you what to do today. Your feeling sense is strong and will pull in good information. It won’t be as easy to continue in one direction so give yourself a few options and don’t worry if nothing gets finished today. It’s a perfect day to plant berry bushes and other kinds of shrubs.

 

May 22- Moon in Pisces. You can keep on planting and expect good results. This is a very fertile moon. The weekend will not be good for planting so don’t think about waiting to garden.  Be helpful to others who can use some assistance. Go out of your way to do some acts of kindness. Your generosity will be rewarded later on.

 

May 23 – Moon VC Pisces, enters Aries 12:01 pm. Dream through the morning and imagine all good things coming to you. Your energy picks up after lunch and you can catch up with what didn’t get done this week. It will be hard to sit still and you need to multitask and move around quickly. Meet with friends tonight and do something that is daring and exiting.

 

May 24 – Moon in Aries. If your garden calls to you, go do some weeding and cultivating. It’s a great day to mow the lawn. Jupiter and Saturn blend their energies and show you that a combination of wishing and working produces good results. Let your inner daredevil out to play. Go do what you want to do after you’ve gotten what you have to do done.

 

May 25 – Moon in Aries, VC from 11:58 am until 5:28 am when it enters Taurus. It’s a lazy Sunday and a good day to be on holiday. Let go of your shoulds and oughts and take a day for yourself. Do your favorite sports. Take the dog for a long walk. Protect your head and hold on to your temper. Don’t let anyone rile you up.

May 26 – Moon in Taurus. Although it’s still a holiday, you will have to get tomorrow’s important work done. You have the determination to stand your ground if you need to. It’s a fine day to rest, enjoy the beauty of nature, and putter in the garden, as this is a fertile moon. You can find bargains when you shop in gifts stores and art galleries.

May 27 – Moon VC Taurus. Extend your holiday if you can. You can only do the minimum of what needs to be done. The energy of the day is best for finishing things up. Indulge your senses with foods and scents and tactile sensations. The moon is old and tired. The sky is dark so try to do some stargazing tonight.

May 28 – Moon in Gemini. This new moon is best celebrated with breathing exercises that help still the mind so that you can hear spiritual wisdom. The Sun and Neptune create the tension you feel between the mind and spirit. Hold back from gossip and idle chatter. Venus enters Taurus where she becomes an earthy goddess and teaches you to see beauty wherever you look.

May 29 – Moon VC Gemini. Today is another day when the moon is void of course for the whole day. Nothing you do will turn out the way you expect it to so don’t do anything where you are attached to the outcome. Mercury enters Cancer to enhance your memory and bring your feelings into your conversations.

May 30 – Moon VC Gemini, enters Cancer 10:13 am. Your garden will be calling to you but first you need to finish up the week’s work. Then it will be a good idea to sit down and order all the things you need to buy for you house, garden, kitchen, and all the things for the summer. Mercury will turn retrograde in 10 days so do your shopping now.

May 31 – Moon in Cancer. This is a prime planting day, it couldn’t get any better. Put in all the annuals and fruits that have seeds on the outside. Plant the vegetables you like to eat. You have plenty of energy as the Sun and Mars celebrate the fact that he is moving in direct motion. It’s a great night to cook and have a dinner party.

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April 2014 is a wild month. There are two eclipses – a Lunar eclipse on April 15 to add more tension to tax day, and a solar eclipse on April 29. The lunar eclipse is at 25 degrees of Libra, next to Mars, and the Solar is at 8 degrees of Taurus. If you have planets at or near those degrees, you will feel the effect of the eclipses strongly and there will be big changes in your life. The last two weeks of the month will be unstable, like trying to keep your balance while standing up in a canoe.

Pluto, Uranus, Mars, and Jupiter form a square by degrees and signs. This is a signal of tension and is another herald of big change. Something that started in the mid-sixties and has been developing since then will erupt. It’s like turning up the heat on a pot that has been simmering and watching it spill over the top. Anyone with planets at 13-15 degrees of Capricorn, Aries, Libra, and Cancer must be ready for their world to be shaken up.

Mars continues to move backwards all month making you feel like you’re trying to run in a swampy marsh. Take deep breaths and stay loose. This too shall pass.

April 1 – Moon in Taurus. Today is a fertile day and you can use it to grow more than seeds. It’s a good day to expand your business or artistic ventures. Make some conservative changes to your investments. You can find bargains where you least imagine them if you keep your eyes open. Keep your April Fools pranks on the earthy side.

April 2 –Moon in Taurus. Today is a better day to ply your April fools pranks since with the Sun meeting Uranus everything is upside down. Life will hand you unexpected opportunities. You need to let your eccentric side out to play. Write down your dreams, both the sleeping and awake kind. You’ll want to use the ideas in them later on. It’s a good day to do research on material matters.

April 3 – Moon in Gemini. Don’t look for stability as the Sun and Pluto square off to shake up the day. You’ll have to let go of what is used up and done with even though you don’t want to. Something is working its way up from the depths of your psyche and you need to make room for it. You will have to upset the apple cart as you struggle to get out from under someone’s control.

April 4 – Moon in Gemini. There’s lots of energy to keep you buzzing around and interacting with lots of people while you get your work done. Stick to short tasks. Try not to get distracted by gossip or by the fun stuff on the Internet. You’ll find the words to communicate what you feel when you are asked for your opinion. Don’t leave anything important for tomorrow, do it now.

April 5 – Moon in Gemini, VC from 10:55 am until 5:40 pm when it enters Cancer. Your mind will enjoy the free time of this VC day. Have fun browsing bookstores, libraries, listening to lectures and talks, and going to museums. Call up some friends or relatives you haven’t seen in a long time and try to see them today. Venus enters Pisces, a sign she excels in, and offers you an insight into your ability for universal love and compassion.

April 6 – Moon in Cancer. It’s a family day when it will feel good to hang out at home with kids and pets and favorite objects. Cook your childhood comfort foods and let the food soothe you. It’s a super fertile day for planting so the time you spend in the garden will bear good results. Make some wishes and ask for them to come true.

April 7 – Moon in Cancer, VC 2:14 pm. Let your feelings tell you what are the most important things to do first. You may feel blocked in your actions by other people’s emotional outbursts. Everyone is sensitive today. Mercury enters Aries to give your mind a sharp, focused, hot way of thinking.  He helps you get right to the point but also makes you impatient with some one else’s wordiness. Recheck the smoke alarms and other safety devices in your home.

April 8 – Moon in Leo. There’s fire in the air and you’ll want to rush out and roar. Today is the mid point of the Mars retrograde period. You may have some moments of explosive outbursts that come from the past weeks of frustration. It may be time to reconsider any new direction you’ve headed towards. Stay loving and kind as you address imbalances in your relationships.

April 9 – Moon in Leo. You have a large amount of energy to pursue your passions. You’ll do best working on your own agenda and at your own pace as you do not want to be told what to do. You must express your creativity in some way once you get today’s and tomorrow’s work done. Go out on a special date with your loved one.

April 10 – Moon VC Leo, enters Virgo 6:08 pm. Today is a good day to send in your taxes so they will slip in under the radar. Recreate your childhood sense of wonder about the world and look at everything and everyone you see today with a child’s innocence. Turn your daily work into a game. Save the important communications until this evening.

April 11 – Moon in Virgo. You will have to slow down to pay attention to what you are doing and ignore the part of you that wants to run ahead and leave things unfinished. It’s a big picture vs. little details of life conflict. It will be a very romantic evening with fantasies taking over, the kind of night when her godmother appeared to Cinderella.  Act out your dreams.

April 12 – Moon in Virgo, VC 1:12 pm. Work hard in the morning and get your chores done. It’s a day to fix things and make preparations for Spring. Sort through your closets, pantry, and medicine chests and look for things that need to be thrown away or recycled. Take the dog for a long walk – it will be good for both of you.

April 13 – Moon in Libra. This will be a lovely day. Put your worries aside and create a peaceful space where you can relax. Buy some flowering bushes or a new houseplant. Go look at art and then wander around and take pictures. Make sure to do something with a friend, partner, or lover. If you have something you need to talk about, it’s a good time to do so. Enjoy today’s serenity, as the next few days will be rocky ones.

April 14 – Moon in Libra. Pluto turns retrograde at 7:44 pm. Pluto is known to upset the day when he changes direction so be careful and watch your back. Tomorrow’s eclipse is also stirring up the energy and nothing will be as you thought it would be. Take action, even if it’s symbolic, to turn things in the direction you want them to go. Affirmations are powerful and helpful today.

April 15 – Moon VC Libra, enters Scorpio 12: 20 pm. Today’s full moon is eclipsed and marks the beginning of a two week period when things are upsetting, not stable. It is a good day to let go of old patterns of behavior and response. Give serious thought to all relationships and take action if some have run their course and have no life left in them. Make sure that your present day circumstances are not limited by past actions.

April 16 – Moon in Scorpio. Try to diffuse any irritation that came out of yesterday’s discussions. Eclipses do rock the boat. You have the energy to speak your mind and will say what needs to be said but keep your anger in check. Let go of negative feelings. It is a fertile day for planting perennials and berry bushes. Write in your journal tonight.

April 17 – Moon VC Scorpio, enters Sagittarius 5:44 pm. It’s an expansive, blow open your boundaries, type of day. Luck is with you, though it’s better to wait until tonight to buy those lottery tickets or take a big step. You want to stay active and can put your energy towards finishing things. Go swimming if you can. Once the moon is in Sagittarius, be as bold as you can be.

April 18 – Moon in Sagittarius. Take a personal day, if you can, to go on a trip, or take a workshop to learn something new.  If you have to finish up the week at work, put your energy to selling ideas or products. You can instruct co-workers on how to do things with greater emphasis. Do any of the work that involves international business. Go out tonight and look at the stars.

April 19 – Moon in Sagittarius, VC from 9:17 pm until 9:28 pm when it enters Capricorn. The Sun enters Taurus at 11:56 pm. Today is the last full day of Aries and the last day when there is an abundance of fiery energy to get you moving. Stay active – go hiking, take a course, teach a course, do some exploring. Do what you want to do  – you don’t want to be limited and need the freedom to roam.

April 20 – Moon in Capricorn. You’ll feel connected to the earth, literally. The Sun and Moon in earth signs grounds you and changes your perspective. Your thinking is practical and you want to plan ahead. It is beneficial to slow down and be aware of the stressful patterns of energy that the outer planets are making. Proceed with compassion and strive to heal the earth, her animals, and your fellow human beings.

April 21 – Moon in Capricorn, VC 7:21 pm. You want to keep everything organized and in order, but forces beyond your control with cause eruptions and explosions. Something that started a very long time ago is being activated. Stay safe and away from potentially dangerous areas. Put your efforts into work and improving your daily output.

April 22 – Moon in Aquarius. This is not a day to rest. You will be dealing with some interesting and exciting events as Mars gooses Jupiter to deliver some golden opportunities. You’ll feel the conflict between thinking about them and having to go and grab them. Today is not a day to be lazy or you’ll miss out on something special that is being offered to you.

April 23  – Moon in Aquarius, VC 12:10 pm. The excitement continues with Mars pushing up against Pluto and standing opposite Uranus. He is revving up the energy for major change. Get ready to step out of the way and also to let go of whatever shakes loose. Mercury moves into Taurus to give you down to earth thoughts about what is going on.

April 24  – Moon in Pisces. Take some deep breaths and move into your heart center.  This is a week of extreme and unusual planetary events. You will need to sit and repeat, “This too shall pass.” Your intuition gives you guidance on what to say, do, and where to go. Everyone is having a tough time so be sure to extend your time and energy to those who are in need of them. It will help you if you help others.

April 25 – Moon in Pisces, VC 4:03 pm. This is a fertile day when dreams can come true, so take some time in the morning to write them down. You can settle any money issues that have been dragging on. It’s a day to propose to your loved one or to find another way to cement your relationship. Pay attention to the ideas that enter your head, as you will be using them in the future.

April 26 – Moon in Aries. This is a weekend to do what you want to do. Think of it as the Universe giving you a few personal days. Hold back on planting but it’s a great day to prune and mow the lawn, or get a haircut. Try creative writing in a new style or make a video. Run a race or try an extreme sport. Test your courage by facing a fear.

April 27 – Moon VC Aries. Don’t even try to get anything important done. Just follow your fancy and do what comes to mind. The Sun and Neptune have a pleasant connection and they take you into other worlds through imagination and fantasy. You’ll be moved to stay active so do what feels like fun to you.

April 28 – Moon VC Aries, enters Taurus 10:23 am. This is an old moon on the day before a powerful solar eclipse. It’s another day to hold back on initiating new projects. Take it slow and easy. It’s okay to feel tired so try to take a nap when you can. This is good energy for getting rid of stuff and taking it to the recycling center or thrift store.

 April 29 – Moon in Taurus. Today is the new moon and a solar eclipse. Something new is starting which can increase the comfort level of your material world. Spend some time appreciating nature and contemplate the serenity of the earth element that manifests in this season. Plant a tree. Take time for prayer or reciting mantras. It is a spiritually auspicious day when you will receive great benefit from meditation

April 30 – Moon in Taurus, VC from 11:53 am until 4:56 pm when it enters Gemini. The energy is still unsettled from yesterday’s eclipse. Do what you need to do during the morning or late afternoon and spend the middle of the day on a long lunch with friends or taking a walk in the woods. Quiet your mind so you can listen to what your inner voice is saying to you.

Thank you and Blessings, ALL text by Arlan Wise

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