Moon Dives Into Pisces

moon003The individualistic Aquarius Moon joins the second of the three superconjunctions between auspicious Jupiter, dreamy Neptune and healer Chiron. We may reconsider long-term plans that we thought about in May when these three planets first joined. However, it may take until the end of the year for our current opportunities to reach fruition. The Moon’s dive into watery Pisces at 11:43 pm EDT softens the focus on our intellectual lens.

Aries: You often push the envelope when you become excited about what you are doing. But now your enthusiasm might be less about what you do than what you say. Although you could be slow to discuss your ideas for fear of rejection, once you start talking it may be tough for you to stop. Don’t overplay your hand. Share what’s most important and then be quiet.

Taurus: Your career goals may simultaneously seem closer than ever and yet still far away. On one hand, the most unrealistic goals are within reach. You can dream the impossible dream and set out with your legendary determination to make it real. On the other hand, you can get complacent if you fool yourself by believing your destination is close. Be smart and use some common sense when defining what success means to you.

Gemini: This could be a wise time to revisit old plans you may have had to go back to school. However, it’s best if you want to study a subject that opens your mind to new ideas and expands your perspective beyond your normal view. Planning a journey is possible now, too, for this can be a learning experience, assuming you will take the time to educate yourself about your destination. Either way, no immediate action is required; give your ideas time to germinate and grow.

Cancer: It’s surely much safer if you keep your desires for increased emotional intensity to yourself. Unfortunately, without taking a chance it’s unlikely that you will be able to achieve the intimacy you want with someone else. Showing your vulnerability is never an easy thing to do, but now the benefits outweigh the risks.

Leo: You may try to logically create a framework in order to better understand a relationship that continues to be confusing to you. Unfortunately, it’s challenging to break out of your old and familiar patterns because an analytical approach keeps bringing you around to the same unsatisfying place. Let go of your desire to know any truth other than what’s in your heart.

Virgo: You have a rare opportunity to positively impact your well-being by changing your attitude now. The Moon’s current visit to conceptual Aquarius and your 6th House of Health can focus your energy toward self-improvement. The power of positive thinking is not just a clever catchphrase today; it’s your key to a happier and healthier life.

Libra: You could fall in love today and yet your feelings may have little to do with the people in your life. You are more open to the idea of romance, whether or not you are willing to express your desires. Since a current attraction might be the result of your daydreams, you don’t really require anyone to act out your fantasy. If no one shows up, just enjoy the fruits of your imagination.

Scorpio: You may have an idea of how a scenario at home will play out over the months ahead, especially if your long-term goals have been under scrutiny recently. But it’s difficult to know what to do because the specifics of your future are still elusive. Instead of trying to make up your mind now so you can get on with making plans, give yourself permission to dream without pushing to make them real.

Sagittarius: Communication can be frustrating today if you want answers. You may be required to process a lot of information now, but it could seem to lack any substance. Normally you are comfortable staying in the realm of abstract ideas, for you are a natural philosopher. Nevertheless, you have an incredible opportunity if you are willing to take what you know and set a concrete goal. Making a commitment to your own success will have positive consequences.

Capricorn: Your sense of self-esteem can be blown out of proportion now as others encourage you to reach for your dreams. Naturally, self-confidence is a great attribute to possess, but too much of it can put off those who might otherwise be your best allies. Tempering grandiose ideas with a bit of modesty can be your smartest move. Having a healthy perspective on your life is a worthy goal and can make the difference between success and failure.

Aquarius: You may need to reconsider what you can deliver today, for you might have promised someone too much. You didn’t mean to mislead anyone; it’s just that everything seems to take longer than you imagine. You may be tempted to just give up, but try not to overreact. Take a deep breath, reevaluate what you can accomplish and let others know what they can expect from you now.

Pisces: It’s hard to control your dreams, for they seem to overflow right into your waking life, making things even more confusing than they already are. But don’t try to justify yourself to anyone today. If you aren’t sure how to handle a situation, pull back a bit until you know what to do. Temporarily retreating is wiser now than pretending that you can tell where your fantasies end and reality begins.

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Venus Sextile Neptune

venus001In the next couple days, an interesting planetary line-up, Venus sextile Neptune, can have a huge impact on your love life and imagination. Find out what this planetary positioning means, and how you can get the most out of it!

The planets are always moving around in their own orbits, and since each planet has its own personality, they’re always clashing or connecting with each other in fascinating ways. Throw the zodiac in the mix and things get very interesting, since the planets are also moving through different houses, from Aries to Pisces.

At every moment, the planets line up at specific angles to each other. A “sextile” describes two planets that are in a compatible element, that is, both planets are in a Water, Air, Fire or Earth sign. When this happens, these two planets combine their personalities and have a huge impact on you!

Venus is the romantic planet of love and pleasure, and she also has a lot to say about creativity because she oversees our sense of beauty. Neptune, meanwhile, enhances creativity because she’s the surreal planet of dreams, fantasies, and illusion.

These two planets in combination are a powerhouse! Any loving, happy feelings Venus shines on you are enhanced by Neptune’s sense of interconnectedness and fantasy. This means that your artistic senses will flow freely, tap into them! If you’ve felt the urge to try out painting, poetry or anything that helps you express yourself creatively, go for it! You’ll feel enchanted around friends and romantic interests, you’ll definitely feel positive and on the upswing!

But be careful. The danger here is when you feel like you’re living in a dream, you may forget realities (mainly financial). Stay grounded when it comes to money and love, because it’s easy to be swept up in the dream. Still, take advantage of this time to tap into your talents and passions!

Lost in Dreams

libramoon001The fair-minded Libra Moon harmoniously trines the restless Gemini Sun today, creating a refreshing movement of ideas. But our heads will be floating in the clouds now, lost in dreams, as beautiful Venus forms a creative sextile with the inspirational Jupiter-Chiron-Neptune conjunction. We can get lazy because life may seem wonderful, even if it’s not. Fortunately, we can still reach our goals even if we are not working as hard as we could.

Aries: You aren’t interested in logic today, especially if someone is trying to talk you out of doing something that sounds like fun. You might be willing to let go of your obligations, even if you realize that you’ll have to pay a price for your immature behavior. But if you stop to think before you run off in search of pleasure, you might just realize that you’ll enjoy yourself even more if you finish your work first.

Taurus: It’s tough for you to overcome the inertia of being at rest, so you may get off to a very slow start today. You may be dreaming of all the amazing things you can accomplish professionally, but your fantasies won’t likely turn to reality unless you are willing to work hard now and set your immediate comfort aside. Although this may be asking a lot of yourself, the satisfaction will be worth it when you have something to show for your day.

Gemini: Your friends will likely encourage you today to try something you’ve never done before. Fortunately, your willingness to go along with them could make for a thoroughly enjoyable day. Unfortunately, you could become so enamored with what you are doing that you forget about the responsibilities you left behind. Having a good time now is fine as long as you remember to come back to complete your unfinished work.

Cancer: It may be challenging for you to speak spontaneously when you are in the public eye, for you prefer to work out your answers in private before sharing with them others. But if you are comfortable with your co-workers, then you should feel able to explore your options while in the spotlight. However, it’s more likely that you’ll now fall somewhere in between these two extremes, so keep some ideas to yourself and try them out on an audience when given a chance.

Leo: If you are being told a tall tale today, you’ll probably believe what you hear, but this is not necessarily about being gullible. Rather, you are willing to give others the benefit of the doubt. Feeding the spark of someone else’s creativity can start a fire that lights up your life. But too much critical analysis can stop the process before its potential is even realized.

Virgo: You might attempt to find balance as you consider making a purchase today, but your natural ability to be discriminating can temporarily fall by the wayside. You might not even take the time to justify what you want now, for it’s easier than usual to turn your desire into an immediate action. Nevertheless, you won’t likely find much satisfaction in purchasing something beautiful. You still may have buyer’s remorse if your new acquisition isn’t also useful in some way.

Libra: This may be a storybook day that brings you love, but an idyllic situation might not be as long-lasting as you wish. Your key planet Venus creates opportunities for romance, creativity and spontaneity, while the Moon in your sign increases the volume on your dreams. You must find a comfortable balance between being more realistic and living in the moment. You surely don’t want to miss the fun, yet raising your hopes too high can prove disappointing later on.

Scorpio: Your current idea of happiness doesn’t necessarily require approval from anyone else. Enjoying your job now is more about internal satisfaction, so you can be quite content today to retreat into your own world as long as you can also be productive. But you’ll need to be vigilant, for it can be tempting to just lay back and take it easy. You might enjoy relaxing in the moment, but later you’ll probably be very self-critical if you didn’t finish your work.

Sagittarius: You have a very healthy attitude about balancing work and play today because you realize that responsibilities will pile up quickly if you don’t attend to them now. But even with stronger than usual willpower, too many sweet distractions can break your concentration. Don’t be too hard on yourself when you realize that you’re not being very productive. Just bring your attention back to your current chores and refocus your intentions on what must be done.

Capricorn: There are those who think that you Goats don’t know how to have fun and today’s your day to prove them wrong. Although you may be obsessive about trying to finish your work before you shift your energy toward enjoyment, at least you are able to emotionally detach from unfulfilled obligations when you are finally ready to play. If you need to justify your irresponsibility, remember that you’ll be more productive once you’ve had a chance to let loose.

Aquarius: Although you may be floating on a cloud today, it’s a real challenge to give yourself permission to let go of other people’s expectations of you, especially if they are depending on you now. But don’t just succumb to their pressure and timetables; you may derive great benefit now from setting the workaday world aside for a while. Take a wellness day for yourself if you can; your responsibilities will still be there when you return.

Pisces: If you have been considering how to break free from an old habit, today might be your opportunity. Trying something new can be a bit frightening sometimes, but now the anticipation is enough to lure you forward. Even if you are performing a familiar task, try doing it with a different approach. Changing your attitude might be enough to shift the entire experience out of a rut and into a whole new direction.

We may Feel Uneasy

astrology005The Aries Moon ushers in a day filled with variety as the Sun enters restless Gemini to begin the new astrological month. But we may feel uneasy for another reason as friendly Venus forms an irritating quincunx with austere Saturn. We are uncertain about expressing our feelings for fear of reprimand. Meanwhile, our imaginations run wild as mental Mercury dynamically squares the approaching triple conjunction of Jupiter, Chiron and Neptune.

Aries (March 21 – April 19): Sometimes you have to speak first, even if someone else has the floor or otherwise thinks they own the conversation. Your energy demands action, and it’s up to you to make it happen quickly.

Taurus (April 20 – May 20): Someone is frustrated with you, but they are the ones who are wrong this time. You are doing things your way (that is, the right way) and they need to have a little patience if they want it done right.

Gemini (May 21 -June 21): There may be a few too many large personalities in your family or work group for anything to get done today, unless you take the initiative and ensure that everyone works for the common good.

Cancer (June 22 – July 22): You may offend someone in a fit of passion, but you can walk it back pretty quickly if you think it’s important enough. Don’t hold back, that only guarantees an explosion later on!

Leo (July 23 – August 22): You can have fun clipping your nails or filling out online forms, your energy is so good! It’s one of those days when you ought to be able to take care of all sorts of backlogged tasks and errands.

Virgo (August 23 – September 22): Try not to let your coworkers or neighbors mooch too much off of you today, you need to marshal your resources much more carefully! You can go back to being everyone’s helper in a few days.

Libra (September 23 – October 22): Even if you’re in the middle of a really intense fling, you need to pull yourself away from romance temporarily today, or integrate it into the rest of your life. You’ve got too much going on to neglect!

Scorpio (October 23 – November 21): You should try to get your friends to join in your latest cause, whatever that may be. Even if you have to go it alone, you feel that this is something that has to happen for the greater good.

Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21): Your new ideas are hotter and hotter today, so much so that you may have to blow off some old projects to get blazing on the new ones! Your creative side is all-powerful when it takes over.

Capricorn (December 22 – January 19): You need to rearrange your schedule somewhat, if you can’t see why right now, it becomes clear shortly. It’s a great day to ask for a rain check or to postpone inessential appointments.

Aquarius (January 20 – February 18): Push the boundaries of your latest project, you need to really get out there if you want to get noticed! The good news is that you can maintain a certain level of accessability no matter what.

Pisces (February 19 – March 20): Life is better for you if you hide out for a bit, preferably in plain sight! All you need to do is bury yourself in work, or in a role that very few people take notice of. You should learn a lot!

This is Cosmic Tsunami

astrology003A dynamic aspect between the two largest bodies in our solar system today can blow in strong winds of opportunity, but whenever the Sun and Jupiter square off, we can also be fooled by placing too much significance on unimportant events. This veritable cosmic tsunami is further powered by Jupiter’s proximity to visionary Neptune. Additionally, the Sun’s supportive sextile to wild and crazy Uranus makes the future seem closer and brighter than it is.

Aries: You can protect your future security by carefully watching your finances now, even if everything looks positive. It’s not that there’s bad news just beyond the horizon; rather, it’s that everything looks so good that you waste money needlessly that could be better spent later on when you are not as flush. Ben Franklin had you in mind when he wrote, “a penny saved is a penny earned.” Just remember to allow for inflation.

Taurus: You could be so fixed in your belief that all will end well that you don’t take care of important business in the present moment. The power of positive thinking goes a long way to making things better, but it doesn’t absolve you from being practical. You have too much at stake; don’t bet your success on improvements in the future. Be here now.

Gemini: Current changes at work may be worrisome at first, but there appears to be a silver lining in the dark storm clouds. It’s hard to stay overly concerned with the instability, for you realize that something is stuck and really needs to be shaken up. You may not be able to see around the next corner, preventing you from being certain about decisions you want to make. It may be wiser now to delay setting new goals and to just live with the uncertainty for a while longer.

Cancer: You may be struggling with meeting your own needs while still remaining an integral part of your team at work. Or perhaps you are trying to find balance between staying connected with your friends, even if their goals currently differ from yours. Your lesson now is about inclusion. There’s no need to back away from your peers or social connections so you can be alone. It’s not an either/or situation; you can do both.

Leo: On one hand, life doesn’t get much better than this. There is potential good news everywhere you look. On the other hand, there might not be a direct path to realize any specific goal. This is like running a gasoline engine on fumes; you can only sustain your optimism on hope for so long. Sooner or later you’ll need some real fuel in the tank. In the meantime, conserve your resources the best you can.

Virgo: You are energized in a very real way, for you can see what’s ahead if you continue to work hard and plan for your future. But the currents may be speeding up now and this can make you nervous, even if it’s also exciting. You want to succeed, but you may be afraid that it won’t last if it all happens so fast that you don’t have a strong foundation. Don’t let your fears get in the way of your success.

Libra: Setting aside your agenda may be the smartest thing you can do today, for the greatest opportunity for a good time might be the one that’s a total surprise. Give yourself permission to take a break from your regular Saturday routine. Doing the same old thing in the same old way may be reassuring, but it could also limit your field of vision, preventing you from being spontaneous enough to have a truly memorable experience.

Scorpio: An unexpected event could turn your day inside out. Even if you were planning on spending a quiet day at home, you will likely be tempted to join your partner or a friend in an activity that is physically active or one that takes you somewhere special. There’s no reason to hold back now; if you do, you could miss the fun.

Sagittarius: You may feel as if your life is undergoing big changes as you ride the currents with excited anticipation. You cannot see where they are carrying you, but you are eager to go on this great adventure as the Sun illuminates spiritual Neptune and your key planet Jupiter. Fears may surface unexpectedly but resistance is futile.

Capricorn: You might want to reassert your control by downshifting for the curves ahead. You may even think about using the emergency brake to bring everything to a temporary standstill. Unfortunately, neither of these tactics will likely bring you the stability you seek. Furthermore, they could throw you into an unmanageable skid as your life seems to spin out of control. Fortunately, you are in no danger now if you simply go with the flow.

Aquarius: This can be an exciting weekend for you, one that gives you a chance to be seen in a very positive light by your friends and family. You are the one who can navigate through the fog now and others may come to you for advice. Don’t tell them what they want to hear; tell the truth as you see it, from your eclectic point of view. Your unencumbered vision is worth more than anything else you can offer today.

Pisces: Your two key planets, expansive Jupiter and nebulous Neptune are being stressed by solar winds today, creating intense displays in your imagination. It’s as if you have your own private light show that illuminates your future in a way you’ve never seen before. Your expectations are high, but don’t assume you’ll win the lottery if you haven’t bought a ticket. You still need to apply yourself if you are to succeed.