Vrroom, Brume & Fume

Engines are revved high and we’re at the intersection of boundless sensitivity and conflicting insights.  It’s a mixed bag of brume and fume as Mars in Virgo squares Jupiter in Sagittarius, Sun in Virgo opposes Neptune in Pisces, and Moon in Aquarius squares Uranus in Taurus.  

Dreams are heightened as an expansion of the mysteries pervades.  Jupiter square Neptune is one of the signature aspects of 2019 and through retrograde motion comes to square three times this year.  The January 13th and  June 16th squares have passed and we are rolling up to the 3rd square on September 21st.  Jupiter can expand only to the limits of Saturn, Neptune knows no limits.  When they come together in a square, follow your dreams but don’t lose touch with reality.

It has a been a tough year of being tested and taking on hard work with Saturn, Pluto and the South Node in Capricorn.  Hopefully, you’ve used the Jupiter in Sagittarius opportunities of spirit and luck to establish optimistic dreams into being and to raise your frequency.  If so, the Virgo Earth season  presents outcomes that rejuvenate belief in yourself and your abilities.

The potential of spirit amplifies into expression. Inspiration becomes manifestation through perspiration.

The Sun conjunction to Mars is still in effect which motivates us to push forward despite the dreamy fog around us.  If Mars is happy in your astrology chart, propitiate him. Use inspiration to act in a mindful way.

Later in the week, energy shifts on the lunation when Mercury, ruler of Virgo leaves his home sign and Venus, ruler of Libra enters her home sign.  We’ll be less meticulous and more articulate, less practical and more diplomatic, less analytical and more personable.

Emotionally we are ramping up with the Jupiter ruled Pisces Full Moon. Find time to rest. Go for a swim or take a bath. Make art. Dance to music. Sling some tarot or oracle cards. Seek healing. Be generous to yourself and others.

On the Edge of Moon Madness

Around the time of the Perigee Lunar Libration, emotions will be on the edge.  There is a keen state of excitement, palpable risk or danger. Take care.  This is a precarious time when people affected by this type of lunation can push past the boundaries of acceptable behavior into lunacy.

The point on the Moon’s orbit when closest to the Earth is called Perigee. When at Perigee, the Moon’s orbital speed is faster than its rotational speed. This causes the Moon to rock and wobble, north to south and east to west in a Lunar Libration.

When a New Moon or Full Moon occurs the Moon’s perigee, it is known as a Supermoon.  The nearness of the Supermoon lunation to Earth and the speed and motion of the Lunar Libration coincides with an escalation in the expression of our emotions.

Be cautious of your surroundings this August for a week at the beginning of the month and a week at the end of the month.  The proximity of Mars to the lunations amplifies ill temper and impulsiveness.  The New Moon in Leo and the New Moon in Virgo are subject to a measure of moon madness.

No More Mr. Nice Guy

Transiting Cancer Moon aspecting today’s Leo Sun square Uranus can bring a surprising ego irritant to your emotions. Not everyone has the grace to appreciate or value your kindness. People can suck. Be kind and shine anyway. Let go of disenchantment and don’t let others hold you back. You’ll better magnetize to you what you want and deserve.

Uranus to Moon has flow to take the extra step with a solution while the semi sextile of Sun to Moon is in aversion. Reaching out to help brings benefit to another who overlooks those efforts. Better to remain in your own power with Sun in Leo/ Moon in Cancer, highly dignified in domicile. Don’t get stuck in the mire after getting triggered. Focus on your agenda.

Jupiter square Neptune, Saturn sextile Neptune & Neptune Rx

Neptune Retrogrades at the Summer Solstice, the Sun at highest peak on the longest day. Glamours are dissipated. Dreams intensify as the fog clears. We can see through the illusion to do the practical work of inspiration manifestation. 
Jupiter Neptune augments aptitude and application of our spiritual magick, expanding our philosophy.  Saturn Neptune provides an intuitive reality check. Do mantras with your malas. Build a discipline of spirituality with a routine practice. 

Jupiter squares Neptune as the second Saturn sextile Neptune aspect of 2019 occurs this June. The first pass initiated in late January, the third and final occurs in November. Where are you now on your journey?

Virgo Moon conjoins Regulus

This weekend held the world in thrall with the royal wedding of Meghan and Harry.  Some awaited with baited breath to clock the time of the proceedings which gives the marriage chart an early degree Virgo Rising.

Today’s Virgo Moon conjoins the marriage chart Ascendant and the Fixed Star, Regulus.  Fixed Stars are a category of stars that move so slowly they appear static from our viewpoint on Earth.  Unlike the planets and other stars that wander and flicker along the ecliptic, the Fixed Stars shine with a fixity and intentness.

Of the Fixed Stars, four are the Royal Stars and Guardians of the sky.  They mark the compass points East/West, North/South accordingly – Aldebaran, Antares, Fomalhaut and the Regulus, the most Royal.   If you seeking to instill a long lasting mark, elect a chart with the important astrological factor conjoin the appropriate Fixed Star.

Regulus, Alpha Leonis, the brightest star in the constellation of Leo is known as the King Maker. This star is associated with dignity, courage, fame, elevated position, and royalty.  This weekend, Leo actress, stylista and humanitarian, Meghan Markle married royalty to become the entitled Her Royal Highness, Princess of Wales and Duchess of Sussex.

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Ceres, the asteroid of feminine fertility, rises in the first house of the marriage chart to conjoin Meghan’s Sun.  Juno the asteroid of marriage is conjoin the marriage chart Midheaven.  In her natal chart, Meghan’s Ceres is being expanded by transiting Jupiter retrograding back and forth at the doorway of her fruitful Scorpio 5th house, the house of pleasure and creative acts.

Meghan’s Ceres is followed by Uranus, Neptune, Juno, Moon and Vesta.  Keywords for these energies in the sequence in which these planetary energies will rise above the horizon are fertility –> surprise –> fantasy –> marriage –> motherhood –> hearth and home.  That this mirrors the timeline of the newest royal couple’s coupling, we will see.


If you’re shocked that a stylish American divorcee pulled off the wedding of the century with her beloved royal prince, note that Meghan and Harry are right on time tracking with the Universe.  The last time Uranus was in Taurus 82 years ago for an 8 year stay, a stylish American divorcee caught the eye of a royal prince.

Edward, the man who would be King, stepped down from the throne to win Wallis Simpson.  Edward VIII rubbed shoulders with das Fuhrer, who sought to restore Ed to the British throne as the abdication prevented his Nazi sympathizer politics from becoming those of the UK.

How very shocking it is that these American’s married into the royal family?  You decide.  Breakdown. Breakthrough.


Planetary Parking Lot – Five Planet Retrograde

  • Mercury: August 12,2017 – September 5, 2017
  • Saturn: April 6, 2017 – August 25, 2017
  • Uranus: August 3, 2017 – January 2, 2018
  • Neptune: June 16, 2017 – November 22, 2017
  • Pluto: April 20, 2017 – September 28, 2017

The Leo Sun and Great American Solar Eclipse may leave you feeling fired up and anxious to go, but this August will be the time to hurry up and wait.  This is not to say you won’t be busy.   You will.  You’ll be plenty busy but with five planets retrograde, things are going to slow down in a palpable way so much so it will try your patience.  Plan ahead so you’ll have something to do while you’re waiting.

The closer a planet is to the Sun, the more often it will retrograde.  The planets listed above are in order from closest to the Sun to further away.  Uranus, Neptune and Pluto are outer planets which go retrograde for lengthier cycles than their inner planetary brethren and as such are felt on a intuitive level.  Inner planets are felt closer to the surface and more consciously manifested.

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Consider that each of these planets are parked in a lot in the August Sun.  There will be some welcome relief in the last week of the month when Saturn stations Direct.  If you’ve been making internal efforts during the retrograde weeks, external actions at this time can be achieved as the lethargy you’ve been feeling will dissipate.

You may even have some new downloads from Saturn’s travels back and forth over the Galactic Center.  Saturn connects to our sense of structure and order.   As the Lord of Karma, Saturn wants you to take responsibility for what you contracted as your work in this life.

Mercury connects to our thinking processes.  Information of use on how best to serve and shine will be collected by Mercury in his travels through Virgo and Leo to be transmitted to you in the first week of September.

By December 20, 2017 Saturn will shift from Sagittarius to Capricorn.  Sharpen your mental processes and make use of that Mercurial data to inform Saturn on how to expand your boundaries before years end as the cutting edge will be removed from the heat of the fire to cool off.  Thus begins the time of tempering.

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