Today's New Moon occurs in Libra, the sign of harmony and balance, of calm and level thinking. The light of day and the light of night, marking a time for new beginnings, join exactly at 3:12 pm Eastern time (US). It all sounds very peaceful, doesn't it? But the Sun and Moon today are exactly opposite Uranus (rebellion and the unexpected) and more loosely opposite minor planet Eris (trouble and discord) in Aries. Fire is in the air to upset all that lovely harmonious stability! The Sun … [Read more...] about New Moon in Libra – Think outside the box, but wait to act
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Exact: 9:07 pm July 8 Pacific time, 12:07 am July 9 Eastern time This Full Moon is sometimes called the Thunder Moon because summer thunderstorms are frequent in most parts of North America. (It’s also called the Buck Moon because male deer antlers are fully developed by midsummer.) I'm going with Thunder Moon... and watch out, because there will be the potential for fireworks in this sky. Every Full Moon represents an opposition, where two planets (the Sun and Moon) are exactly … [Read more...] about Thunder Moon in Capricorn — July 8-9, 2017
Most people know about Mercury retrograde (and a lot of people dread it). But fewer know that the other planets (except the Sun and Moon) also go retrograde. Neptune, the god of the ocean, moves backward through Pisces (the sign he rules) from June 16 to November 22. What does a Neptune retrograde mean? Neptune normally means foggy or wishful thinking, illusion, fantasy, or a tendency to escapism. A retrograde period calls a pause to business as usual, so your thinking will become … [Read more...] about Neptune Retrograde — June 16, 2017
Today you may walk around feeling like your head is floating at the end of a string, like a balloon just barely attached to the rest of you. Air is the element of the brain, of thinking. Today we have a Grand Trine -- three planets forming an equilateral triangle -- all in Air signs. Jupiter is in Libra, Mercury in Gemini (a sign which it rules, so doubly potent), and the Moon is in Aquarius. A Grand Trine is super stable, but it's also a configuration that resists moving. (Think of a … [Read more...] about Grand Trine in Air – June 13, 2017
There is lots going on in the sky on Thursday, January 12. My advice earlier in the week was "this is a good day to stay home in bed if you can!" There will be a short-lived Grand Cross in cardinal signs, a four-way tug-of-war in the "get-it-done" houses. It's going to be difficult to accomplish anything with four strong planets pulling in different directions. It's a day for being frazzled and distracted and constantly dealing with one problem after another. The good news is that the … [Read more...] about Celestial Tug of War tomorrow!
Dear Kate, I'm a published writer working on a new novel. In the last few months I've hit a solid stone wall of writer's block. I've tried all the usual things -- write anyway, knowing the draft will be shitty; try different locations to shake things up; write with pen and paper instead of laptop. Nothing has worked so far. The story is totally stuck, and so am I. Is something going on in the sky that's keeping me from progressing on this book? When will whatever-it-is be over so … [Read more...] about Writer’s Block! Why can’t I work?