Archive for April 2014

New Moon / Solar Eclipse in Taurus – Money Honey!

Astro New Moon CrescentTaurus, the 2nd sign of the Zodiac is about security, finances and what is of value to you. All those things are highlighted with the New Moon and the Solar Eclipse in this grounded Earth sign on April 28 PDT / April 29 EDT. With both luminaries in Venus ruled Taurus, (the Sun since 4/19/14) romance, beauty, creativity are also strong influences. Time for a new love, a new project, a new budget?

A “New Moon” heralds beginnings and is a great time to energize, initiate projects, make changes. Re evaluate how you spend and save your money. You can be loving and creative while managing your cash. Financial stability may allow you to still indulge yourself and your loved ones when you want without causing a budgetary crisis. Bull-like resistance to change, classic Taurus stubbornness, may not work now – look for a new way of thinking if needed.

Solar Eclipse / New Moon: 4/28 11:14PM PDT – 4/29 2:14AM EDT

 

 

Feisty Aries Moon Weekend!

Beginning on Saturday morning April 26, 2014, extra oomph and extra buzz are just some of the possibilities as a result of the Aries Moon. Got something to do, something to start, something to face???Tap into this Fire sign’s high energy. Astro moon-waning-crescent-l

Moderate the combustion – that whole “catching more flies with honey” thing. Go with the hammer in the velvet glove approach. Personally, I think super things can happen while the Lunar orb is in Mars ruled Aries, as long as feet stay on the ground. Erratic Uranus is transiting and unexpected things can happen. Keep cockiness to a minimum. (Is that even possible with Aries? Well, try.)

Atmosphere calms as the Moon moves into practical Taurus on Monday morning, just in time for beginning of the week duties.

No matter what you do, seize the opportunity and have a fun weekend!

 

Tasteful, Terrific, Taurus Sun: 4/19/14

astrology_chartwheel 2The Sun moves into stubborn, steady, strong, security focused Taurus on Saturday April 19, 2014. The second sign of the Zodiac has the Bull as its symbol. Perfect! However, since it is ruled by the lovely, romantic planet Venus, earthy Taurus has several other dimensions. It can be practical and dependable, but it’s also, sensual, a lover of beauty, good food and luxury. Loved ones are treated to poetry, music and gourmet restaurants, while getting a lecture on avoiding financial pot holes – nice mix.

Regardless of our actual Sun sign, for the next few weeks we can all tap into those Taurean traits of strength and determination so that we solidify and complete the projects started during the high energy of the Aries Sun. Watch out for a tendency to be overcautious – don’t miss an opportunity out of fear. Security is attractive, especially in this financial climate, but, sometimes we have to take a second look to see the advantage.

The “Bull” is Taurus’ symbol for a reason – stubborn, unwavering in beliefs, will hold on after others have dropped the tug rope, etc. (Just remember to “let go” when obstinacy is no longer useful) However, while standing fast, Taureans are also writing a little poetry for a loved one, enjoying a gourmet meal in a romantic restaurant and checking the addition on the bill.  😛

Taurus:  *Gemstone: Rose Quartz * Power color: Soft rose-pink* Body Part: Neck

*Sun into Taurus:  4/19/14 – 11:56PM EDT / 8:56PM PDT

 

Orange Full Moon, Total Lunar Eclipse – Libra!

Astro Moon red-moon-eclipseOvernight, April 14/15, 2014, a beautiful copper colored, Full Moon will be viewable in some parts of the world. Since it occurs in Venus ruled, Air sign Libra, we will be inclined toward cooperation with our partners – searching for balance, fairness and calm. All of that, while being super social, beautifying both ourselves and our surroundings at the same time. If it helps us tune out / tone down any negative, angry voices out there (or in our heads), terrific.

As I’ve mentioned in this space before, a ”Full” Moon phase packs power and can give our thoughts clarity. It starts the “waning” or decreasing, of the Lunar orb, a good time to gather results or confront the useless – clean up old projects, get rid of outmoded thought patterns and  attitudes in order to clear the way for the next “New” Moon in 2 weeks.

 

Weekend Moon – Work, Then Play

Astro New Moon CrescentTake the opportunity on Friday and Saturday to use the Virgo Moon to get all practical, responsible and stuff. As the steady, efficient Mercury ruled 6th sign of the Zodiac, Virgo reminds us of the importance of health, nutrition and service – it will lend itself to a guilt free “what’s next” – the very social Libra.

Very early on Sunday April 13, 2014, the Moon moves into relationship focused Libra and remains there until Monday’ . We can network. We can initiate sparkling conversations. We can schmooze. Ruled by lovely Venus, Libra really appreciates comfort in both surroundings and partnerships. You can fill the balance of the weekend with silk and cashmere quality events if you want – people, pretty things. Sounds good to me.

Have a sensible yet delicious weekend!

 

Home – Weekend Cancer Moon!

Astro New Moon CrescentSaturday afternoon, 4/5/14 thru Monday morning, the Moon will be in the homey Water sign it rules – Cancer. It’s very comfortable and happy in this emotional, familycentric sign. It can put us in the perfect mood for creating a safe, relaxed gathering of loved ones but it can also make us over-sensitive and prickly. Downplay any moodiness and let Cancer’s kind, nurturing way of being show up.  

Being welcoming, making guests comfortable, sharing delicious things, taking care of everyone will be important while under the influence of a Cancer Moon. This can be a loving, nurturing time. Surround yourself and enjoy.

Have a great weekend!