Archive for June 2014

From Mercury Retrograde Fog To Fun July 4th Weekend!

Astro New Moon CrescentFinally, finally, Mercury stops its Retrograde motion as of July 1, 2014 and goes Direct. Don’t get sloppy now and forget to check the details, back up electronic gadgets or assume you know “the way to San Jose” without a map. It will take a few days for Mercury’s winged feet to get up to forward speed and dispel any murkiness we’ve had to deal with for the last 3 weeks. So, continue vigilance and watch out for any snafus. However, by the weekend, things are clearer and the pace quickens. There is great potential for any social occasion that might pop up – the Moon moves into Venus ruled, charming, flirtatious Libra early Friday morning July 4th.

The 7th sign of the Zodiac, Air sign Libra, inclines us towards cooperation with partners – searching for balance, fairness and calm.Others feel good around you. Pretty up yourself and your surroundings, get with people, spread cheer – invite a few folks to watch fireworks (and / or cocktails)?

Smile, flutter those eyelashes and enjoy it.  fireworks



New Moon in Cancer

Astro New Moon CrescentCancer Moon on Friday June 27, 2014 and when both luminaries, Sun and Moon, are in the same sign, the Moon is designated as “New”. As always during this Moon phase, we are encouraged to begin a project, launch an idea. With sensitive, family focused, Water sign Cancer, it will probably involve something close to home. Emotions may be very close to the surface, nerve endings exposed – “Feelings, whoa, whoa feeeeelings…”.  Be careful not to over react if friends, loved ones seem clueless and tactless during this time, but do pay attention to your heightened instincts. The universe really is telling you something. Try to use any uncovered vulnerability creatively and imaginatively.

By early Sunday, the Moon will have moved into regal and happy Fire sign Leo – a definite attitude change. The 5th sign of the Zodiac is ruled by the Sun and is noted for its enthusiasm and attention getting persona. Take advantage and bask in all that light and heat.

Have a great weekend!

Cancer New Moon June 27, 2014 – 4:08AM EDT / 1:08AM PDT


Here Comes Summer! – Sun into Cancer 6/21/14

Yes, the “livin’ is easy” as we greet the Summer Solstice, Saturday June 21, 2014. Besides being the longest day of the year, in the Northern Hemisphere, it also means the Sun has moved into the sign of Cancer, the Moon ruled 4th sign of the Zodiac. This Water sign is emotional, moody, nurturing, concerned with home and family. I think Cancers make good actors – all those deep, vibrating feelings can be released by playing out their secret selves on stage. We will all be under this sign’s sensitive and caring influences until July 22, 2014.

astrology_chartwheel 2Your own personal Sun sign might be different, but, you can still take advantage of some of Cancer’s influences by paying attention to your instincts or thoughts you can’t put into words. Don’t let the antennas wilt. Heightened awareness can provide useful information about people, places, things. At those times when dark moods prevail, don’t overeat while trying to make it better. That type of fix is always just temporary. Your frame of mind will change soon enough.

And, of course enjoy the homey, comfy company of family and friends with backyard or neighborhood pot luck events. Loving and feeding them ice cream is all part of the program. Fun stuff!


* June 21, 2014: Sun in 1st degree of Cancer, Summer Solstice in the Northern Hemisphere – 3:51AM PDT / 6:51 AM EDT

*Gemstone – Emerald * Power colors- silver, pale gray (Moon colors) *Body Part – Breasts

(The year is already half over – what are you going to do with what’s left?)

BTW: For Moon children (those w/ Cancer Sun or anyone w/ Cancer prominent in their birth charts – rising sign, Moon sign, etc), Jupiter, the planet of luck, big ideas, big dreams and abundance will be transiting your sign until July16, 2014. Keep your eyes open for opportunities that come your way. Make sure they’re authentic (the Brooklyn Bridge has already been sold many times) and enjoy the good times.


Full Moon AND Friday the 13th – Uh Oh!

Just kidding 😎   Regardless of the stories about full Moons and what they do to us, we won’t necessarily grow fangs or act out. The Sagittarius Moon will be fully lit by the Sun in the opposite sign Gemini – very dramatic, but nothing to fear. And “Triskaidekaphobia” is just that, a “phobia”. The exact time the “Full” Lunar orb occurs in Fire sign Sag on “Friday the 13th” will depend on Time Zones – East Coast, Europe, etc. (It will happen on the Thursday June 12, 2014 Pacific Time).

Astro Moon FullA “Full” phase is a time to look for results– we start to see the end product of what ideas/efforts were begun at the time of the New Moon. With adventurous, upbeat Sagittarius, we have energy, a sense that “of course good things can happen” outlook and a willingness to go for miracles – which can come in handy when edging a project toward fruition. Of course, since nebulous Neptune and mercurial Mercury are Retrograde, do sweat the details, research big plans and ideas to be sure they are feasible. If it seems “too good to be true…”

The weekend is split between:

*Earthy Capricorn Moon, Saturday – authority prone, ambitious, organized

*Airy Aquarius Moon, Sunday – friendly, innovative, rebellious with a cause

Whichever way you lean, use your best stuff and as always, enjoy!


*Full Moon in Sagittarius: June 12th,  9:11PM PDT / June 13th, 12:11AM EDT

* “Triskaidekaphobia” – fear of Friday the 13th


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Mercury Retrograde 6/7/14 – Here We Go Again!

Retrograde Mercury strikes again on June 7, 2014, the 2nd of the year. It begins in Water sign Cancer – emotions, family, friends, the past. Then on 6/17, the planet backs into the Air sign it rules, Gemini, until 7/1 when Mercury, planet of communication, short trips, siblings, goes Direct. We can deal, we can handle, we will survive it! Again.

Astro Planet Glyphs 2Can you imagine any communication snafus occurring between you and family members during the 3 weeks of the retrograde? Of course you can – so, the cautions are the same as always during a backward Mercury. Watch what you say or write. Be clear and precise, try not to leave room for mis interpretation. Hurt feelings, confusion can really be done without, especially with those closest to you. Keep things simple and uncomplicated as you live your life (it never stops regardless of whether a planet goes backward or forward). Complications and “hot messes” can arise all by themselves.

However, life is still great. We can get thru just as we’ve done in the past – prepare and pay attention. Back up your stuff. Get your facts, along with your ducks, in a row – verify, verify, verify. Use Retrograde time to do “re” things – review, reread, re evaluate, regroup, re charge.

*Mercury Retrograde: June 7, 2014: 7:57AM EDT / 4:57AM PDT