Weekly Weather May 11, 2015
The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking complex overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks, and then starting in on the first one. Mark Twain
Our week ahead features oodles of Gemini energy! Sun enters Gemini for 30 days! Mars and Moon are in Gemini! Mercury stations to go retrograde until June 11 in Gemini. Gemini (2 times) x 4 planets is 8 times! Gotta do things 8 times before things m o v e! OR they take off and dance around you 8 times before settling down in some pile hidden and out of sight. Lots of opportunity for communication screw-ups. Many choices to be made. Multiple directions to be chosen! Plus, we’ll have a tough time making up our minds ~ Gemini is a bit indecisive!
So do them all. Do everything. Break it into small tasks and start on the first one. Make the tasks TINY so you can get it finished before the doorbell rings, the buzzer buzzes, the alarm clock dongs, the emails arrive or the phone rings. Do the doubles. Do the quadruples. Do the octaves! Just give yourself over to an amazing abundant and choice filled kind of crazy~ don’t rule things out (Mercury is retrograde so you can reconsider and research! ~ all RE words). Focus on the most important task and start there. Next! Next! Next! What a week! Asking you to reconsider. Encouraging you to take a second, third, fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh or even eighth look!
Sun enters Gemini for 30 days ~ so ego and solar needs face choices. Part one, part two. Doubles. Communication rules! Or indecision! Or both! Explore your possibilities. Separate things into components.
Venus and Mercury continue to be out of bounds this week. Out of bounds planets don’t follow the rules like the other planets do. Push the edges a bit. Ask for what you want. Keep asking!
Mercury stations and turns retrograde in Gemini until June 11 when he turns direct again. This is going to be a wild retrograde as he is out of bounds, in the sign of the trickster and moving backwards. Think comedy of errors. Think juggling stuff! Think crazy busy!
Continue to work with the large, supported WHOOSH of fire energy from Jupiter and Uranus in a happy, action taking, and creative fire trine. You have an opportunity to launch or start a number of projects until they meet up on June 22.
Don’t worry about starting things during the Mercury retrograde ~ you’ll have plenty of time to revise it once Mercury goes direct on June 11 and before June 22 when he clears his shadow. Jupiter is inviting you to step forward in the area of life where you are supposed to express yourself. Time to shine!!Get busy! Uranus is urging you to break free of situations (or change how you behave) that feel like they are tying you down.
Pluto is the Apex of the Finger of God with Jupiter/Juno and stationing Mercury turning retrograde the legs. The universe is asking us to evolve. As Mercury goes retrograde you may evolve in ways that are COUNTER to what you think you want… just be clear. Stay focused. Keep asking.
The early part of the week is fast and busy ~ full of choices and connections. Take time to work with the New Moon in Taurus to connect with what you desire and how to move toward it.
The back half of the week is full of tough choices and deep emotions as Moon in Cancer rolls through the Uranus/Pluto square, Venus opposes Pluto, Sun opposes Saturn and is both sesquiquadrate and contraparallel to Pluto.
Jesse Jane McFarland in the video below shows you how to deal with the energies in the back half of the week! As Jesse said, Ballet and Irish Dancing didn’t work for her. You too can be charming and fierce like Jesse when you dance away from what you don’t want to do, have or be.
Once we get to the weekend, we have fun. Leo a creative, fun, happy party moon rules Memorial Day weekend, the official beginning of summer! Mars, Ceres and the Nodes of Destiny form a grand trine in Air. Inspired you move toward what you want to take action to create in your partnership with life and your soul. Move towards it! Be your own Jesse Jane!
Taurus Moon culminates in the MOST FERTILE MOON of the year, right as Jupiter and Juno are on the world axis~ take advantage of this terrific energy to go for your dreams! Gemini Moon on Monday and Tuesday harnesses the Fire creativity by ending with aspects to Jupiter and Uranus and forming a minor grand trine. Moon is void Tuesday afternoon. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday’s Moon in Cancer has harsh, separating aspects making for lots of endings, separations and departures. Moon is void Thursday night and all day Friday. Friday night, Saturday and Sunday’s Moon in Leo is playful and creative ~ perfect for a holiday weekend full of adventure and relationships. Moon is void on Sunday. Monday, Memorial Day, Moon in Virgo reminds us of the people who have served (Virgo word) this country and died for it. Moon has a creative sextile to Venus in Cancer making for sentimental feelings, connections and emotions.
Void Moons in the Week Ahead: When the Moon is Void, it is wise to avoid making important decisions as they tend to be unrealistic, and subject to false starts, errors or unexpected hassles. Avoid being concerned with things beyond your spiritual center. It is time for subjective, spiritual and non-materialistic concerns. Kick back, let life flow, and center yourself. Connect into your essential oneness with the Universal Forces.
Moon in Taurus goes void joined to the Sun forming a New Moon at 26 Taurus on Monday, May 18, 2015 at 12:13:01 am EDT.
Moon joins Sun on Monday, May 18, 2015 at 00:14:22 am EDT.
Moon Enters Gemini on Monday, May 18, 2015 at 05:28:11 am EDT.
Moon goes void Sextile to Uranus on Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at 01:58:29 pm EDT.
Moon is void Tuesday afternoon, evening and night.
Moon Enters Cancer Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at 09:56:45 am EDT.
Moon goes void square to Uranus on Thursday, May 21, 2015 at 08:37:11 pm EDT.
Moon is void Thursday night and all day Friday.
Moon Enters Leo on Friday, May 22, 2015 at 05:43:15 pm EDT.
Moon goes void trine to Uranus on Sunday, May 24, 2015 at 06:50:38 am EDT.
Moon is void all day Sunday.
Take time on Monday or Tuesday to sit down with the energy of the New Moon and express what you are seeking to Create. Danielle LaPorte suggests you say, “I am clear that I want to feel…” It is incredibly grounding. It works well when conveying to other people what you want from a situation ~ especially in an intimate relationship. Stating how you want to feel helps you steer clear of criticism and complaining about yourself or other people.
The New Moon has a preponderance of earth energy ~ designed to help us manifest! Taurus New Moons are the most fertile as Moon is exalted, spring is in bloom, and life is abundant. The Moon is quite fixed so be cautious not to be too stubborn! Mercury, Venus, Ceres and Athena are all out of bounds so expect a bit of a wild and exciting ride. Out of bounds planets can be either terrific or terrible ~ as they are not following the rules of normal (whatever that is) behavior. Sun and Moon are joined to Algol ~ a difficult fixed star that is Medusa’s blinking eye. Expect news of people being beheaded or piles of corpses. There is a possibility to lose your head emotionally or metaphorically! Pluto is the apex of a Finger of God with Jupiter and Juno on the world axis and Mercury stationing to go retrograde. We are being pushed to evolve and connect with how we are supposed to shine and create in the world.
The Sabian Symbol for the New Moon in Taurus is AN OLD INDIAN WOMAN SELLING BEADS AND TRINKETS
Lynda Hill’s interpretation of the Image is:
Commentary: ‘An Old Indian Woman’ is ‘Selling Beads and Trinkets’. She probably spends a great deal of her time selling these small products of her culture for very little reward or real monetary return. The modern, and somewhat foreign, world often shows little regard and often doesn’t respect the crafts and skills that are well respected within the tribe. Despite this lack of appreciation, the ‘Old Indian Woman’ can still enjoy a deep understanding of her self worth and the dignity of her identity and tribal origins. However, she may be capable of much more: that she is reduced to ‘Selling Beads and Trinkets’ is a measure of the poor treatment this world gives to those who are less fortunate, older, or who have fewer resources for making a living.
Oracle: Do not underestimate yourself or restrict yourself to what you think others believe you are capable of. Everybody has talents and abilities, including you. You may be placing limitations on your capabilities and it is it these very limitations that can truly reveal to you hidden talents and skills that are sometimes taken for granted. Having a belief in what you’re doing will bring rewards at the end of the day. Sometimes it is necessary to do things that seem below your true station in life in order to survive, but true survival begins in your heart and your belief in yourself. Positive affirmations are useful at this time – have faith in yourself and the products of your culture. Don’t wait for passers-by to stop and pay attention to you or what you have to offer. Regardless of their actual monetary value, these ‘Beads and Trinkets’, whatever they may be, can be beautiful, worthwhile and useful souvenirs to both yourself and others.
Keywords: Older, wiser elements of society making offerings to the younger, less integrated. Small, but worthy products. Adapting to changing conditions, particularly monetary or financial. Working hard for small returns and rewards. Battling against the odds. Selling the products of one’s culture. Artifacts. Jewelry. Handicrafts. Retailing. Supplying the populace with beautiful things. Markets and stalls. Patience. Bartering and bargaining.
The Caution: Looking down on those that seem less fortunate. Loss of culture and traditional duties. Menial jobs. Devaluing things that deserve more or overvaluing junk. Feeling that you or your society has nothing to offer. Waiting for others to validate your worth. Bickering over money.
Accomplishment of purpose is better than making a profit. Hausa Proverb
There are very honest people who do not think that they have had a bargain unless they have cheated a merchant. Anatole France
Perhaps middle age is, or should be, a period of shedding shells: the shell of ambition, the shell of material accumulations and possessions, and the shell of the ego. Anne Morrow Lindbergh
Moon day Monday May 18, 2015 Moon in Taurus goes void joined to the Sun forming a New Moon at 26 Taurus at 12:13:01 am EDT. Moon Enters Gemini at 05:28:11 am EDT. Dreams were rocking and deeply emotional last night. They are trying to heal you! Allow their images to inspire you. Adjust how you approach a situation so you can be more strategic. The old approach is not going to work. Jupiter’s biquintile with Chiron on the world axis offers a healing opportunity. We all seek greater connection and yearn for that soul union. Allow yourself to relax into hope and healing. Of course, it does require you to evolve past what you USED to think partnerships were about… Pluto perfects his relationship with Juno ~ what IS your definition of partnership now? How has it changed? What actually DO you desire? Mercury stations to go retrograde at 09:49:05 pm EDT at 13°Gemini 08′. Mercury moves retrograde until June 11. Mercury is out of bounds too ~ a wild retrograde awaits us! Talk to any and all of your ghosts that come a calling over the next three weeks! You’ll find yourself in the mood to clean the closets or change the habits ~ great time to do it! Deep feelings and emotions tonight as Moon squares Neptune ~ tears perhaps?
Mars’s day Tuesday May 19, 2015 Moon in Gemini goes void Sextile to Uranus at 01:58:29 pm EDT. Moon is void Tuesday afternoon, evening and night. Lots of continuing creativity as the Gemini Moon brings us choices. We can leap out of bed with a joy and song this morning. Tonight Sun joins Admetos bringing a firm ending to a story that was important to us. It is over. You might not have seen it coming. Or maybe you did see it coming but didn’t believe it. It is done now. Watch for the “tells” ~ the hints and clues. Or review the last few weeks to see what you see now.
Wednesday Mercury’s day May 20, 2015 Moon Enters Cancer at 09:56:45 am EDT. Moon goes void square to Uranus. The energy of Wednesday, Thursday and Friday is about ending, releasing and letting go… let it go! Part of our job in this world is to know when things are finished. The next few days we finish up things. Dreams are full of messages so pay attention to what your unconscious is trying to tell you. Venus semi-square to Admetos marks an ending of a financial matter. Ceres trines the Nodes of Fate making it a great or creative time to nurture yourself and make a change. And know you can change it in a different way than you think you might otherwise. Take an approach that feeds your soul and your life as you desire it to be. I received the following email from a client. “I think it was in the May 3 broadcast that you said to sign a contract if it came before you, knowing it would not be quite what you wanted. In fact, I did have a new contract come my way, pertaining to a role I’ve had for two years. Here’s where it got weird. It wasn’t just a little bit uncomfortable — it put an ENORMOUS amount of risk on me, and the thought of signing it made me feel as if I’d be in a dangerously vulnerable position. But when I look at the love vs. fear approach, perhaps staying here, in a “safe” role in which I am grossly underpaid, would be the “fear” option, and leaving for an external opportunity would be the “love” option. In fact, I think I am at peace with leaving, although I have really enjoyed the last two years here. Just sharing as I know you like to see how things turn out..”
Sometimes the “right choice” is the wrong one for us. Only we know for sure. When in doubt, turn inward to your quiet voice. When in doubt, focus on what is “love” versus “fear” for YOU. We are in the process of moving towards our new vision. And sometimes the choice is NOT the obvious one but the one that speaks to our soul, even if other people don’t understand it.
Jupiter’s Day Thursday May 21, 2015 Moon is in Cancer and goes void square to Uranus at 08:37:11 pm EDT. Moon is void Thursday night. The energy of Thursday and Friday is ending, releasing and letting go. Under schedule today as there is SO much going on! Sun enters Gemini for 30 days of choice and indecision. Jupiter perfects the Finger of God by aspecting Pluto by quincunx ~ kicking the energy up into a desire to evolve and offering us Fated choices in our life. Choose the best dream for your soul. All the world axis ~ this is about how you are going to be in the world!! How do you want to BE in the world! There’s a bit of stress around partnerships and commitments but it actually is good stress. Stress and anxiety are often felt the same way in the body. Separate out the components of what you are feeling. Venus’ opposition to Pluto is powerful and triangular and often difficult in how she expresses herself. Secret relationships can be exposed on this aspect!
Venus’ Day Friday May 22, 2015 Moon in Cancer went void square to Uranus yesterday. Moon is void all day Friday. Moon Enters Leo at 05:43:15 pm EDT. So process all that went on Wednesday, yesterday and earlier in the month. Process. Process. Process. Time to focus on you and your feelings. The old tribe is not your tribe any more. The end of the day we make some choices. Moon in Leo sextiles Sun and trines Saturn kicking up the fire energy. Do your passions. Sun’s opposition to Saturn invites us to let go of a situation that we no longer want in our life. Easy peasey. Let them go… see the patterns that no longer nurture you and let them go. Just open your fingers and let them go.
Saturn’s Day Saturday May 23, 2015 at Moon is in Leo and goes void trine to Uranus. Today rocks as creative, playful Moon works the trine to Uranus, joins with Jupiter as well as making a number of other happy planet aspects. Underneath, there can be some tensions as discussions are held about priorities and focus. Sun’s contraparallel to Pluto encourages you to try a new approach to power ~ negotiate in a different way. Venus is NOT happy with Saturn’s restrictions and suggestions about love or desire. Decide if you want to listen to Saturn. (Sometimes Saturn is just a downer!) Subservience is NOT happening today! Partner instead with creativity! Moon’s sextile to Mars encourages you to take a new approach. People can be in the moon to fight for the sake of fighting ~ decide if you want to engage! You don’t have to fight if you don’t want to. Just don’t go there. Is fighting their way of avoiding responsibility? Mars has an aspect to the Nodes of Fate inviting you to take a different approach to relationship.
Sun’s Day Sunday May 24, 2015 at Moon is in Leo. Moon goes void trine to Uranus at 06:50:38 am EDT. Moon is void all day Sunday in a playful, creative sign. Use today to enjoy your life! Its Memorial Day Weekend ~ the first weekend of grilled food and official beginning of summer!! Get out the door and find your tribe to have fun with. Shake off the last bits of winter. Mars trine to Ceres makes it a very productive day for lots of action around home, nurturing or creative ideas. Uranus’ square to Hygeia brings health matters to your attention. Deal with them creatively. At the end of the day you feel exhausted but quite content with all accomplished!
Anne’s Three Radio Shows and Three Recommended Shows Recap: Listen in to the podcasts via iTunes or by the website links.
Anne’s Weekly Weather: It’s a wild week! Expect lots of do overs! Mercury stations to go retrograde and Sun enters Gemini. Back end is full of choices and endings. Weekend is FUN !! Memorial Day arrives! How did it get to be the end of May already?
Scorpios Talking: We talked about the interesting and undifferentiated energy in the heavens. Standing and observing instead of deciding. Access Astrology: Mark and Anne talked and took a call from a listener.
Venus Unplugged: Llorraine Neithardt with Venus lessons for all!! For Jungians, dreamers, poets and visionaries this podcast helps with your individuation and your understanding of Venus! Llorraine’s show is now at 9 am Monday morning!
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CG Jung Speaks! There are great readings from Jung! Tune in! Fanny Brewster will be taking over from Kendrick Norris, Ph.D. Watch this space for an announcement when she starts! She will read excerpts from Jung and share her observations. If you are working on individuating, take the time to listen in!
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