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Sun in Competent, Practical, Responsible Virgo!

Put the Leo drama and sequins aside. Earth sign Virgo gets a chance at the Sun – Friday 8/22 9:46 PM PDT and Saturday 8/23 12:46 AM EDT. Whether it is your birth sign or not, we will feel the effects of this hardworking, service oriented 6th sign of the Zodiac until 9/22/14. Organize, make plans, plot progress, unravel confusion. Also, implement a good health/exercise regimen. Feeling better helps you work better. It’s all in the details!

astrology_chartwheel 2Being conscientious doesn’t necessarily mean “dull”. Quick witted Mercury, Virgo planet ruler, has been visiting since 8/16/14 (thru 9/1/14) making us sharper and faster at work. Be aware that judgmental, although clever, words may be seen as “nitpicky” and cause bruised feelings. However, lovely Venus will transit from 9/6 to 9/30/14 and can soften some of those critical, over analytical edges.

Do Virgo things – be useful, bring calm & order, be a contribution.

*Gemstone: Carnelian * Power color: Deep green * Body Part: Bowels (Cleansing the system for good health)

**Virgo Sun: 8/22 PDT 9:46PM / 8/23 EDT 12:46AM

 

For the Weekend: Earthy Taurus/ Airy Gemini!

On Friday August 15, 2014, we are treated to a sensuous yet security concerned Taurus Moon. This fixed Earth sign may have us trying to make choices – either tackling that bank statement or indulging, with your partner, in delicious, chocolate dipped strawberries. Remember, not all things are either/or. “AND” can often work very well too :)

Sunday afternoon, the Moon enters Gemini and remains until Tuesday evening.Astro moon-waning-crescent-l The chatty, quicksilver, variety loving traits of this Mercury ruled Air sign is great for scrabble, catching up on current events (gossiping?), traveling, communication of all kinds. Gemini’s duality (the Twins) can make us clever and versatile and also a little flighty and distracted. Go and chat someone up, but, think before you speak (or push “send” on that email or text).

Taurus and Gemini Moons can mean a very social weekend: delicious food, entertaining conversation, high or low brow literary pursuits, etc. Whichever way you lean, have a great time!

 

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

 

 

Gemini Sun 5/20/14 – Let The Multi Tasking Begin!

astrology_chartwheel 2Gemini has the sign of the “twins” as its Astrology symbol and while the Sun is in this 3rd sign of the Zodiac, we will all have the urge to double the fun regardless of our actual birth sign.

The characteristic youthfulness of Gemini, they usually look younger than their age, has nothing to do with immaturity. It is a curiosity for new places and things, the enjoyment of doing several things at once and the willingness to adapt that keeps the wrinkles, mental and physical, at bay. Fun, flirty, festivity loving, focus challenged, flexible, flighty (Full disclosure – I have a Gemini Sun, so I’m really having fun w/ this :)

Planet ruler Mercury, (communications, education, transportation, short journeys) is transiting Gemini until 5/28/14, therefore its influences will be enhanced. We will be nudged to learn something new, meet and greet, read and write, chat too much/gossip too much, want to be in two places at once (that Castor/Pollux, “duality” thing). And don’t forget travel, whether it be real or arm chair, the search for greener grass will be enticing.

This can all be such a good time, but also exhausting. Rather than be overwhelmed or scattered, hit the pause button occasionally. Collect your thoughts, watch what you say (Gemini verbal cleverness is legendary, just don’t be verbally careless), re focus, complete tasks that need to be finished, then go on to the next.

Gemini Sun: Tuesday, May 20, 2014 – 10:59PM EDT / 7:59PM PDT

Gemstone: Pearl or Agate * Power Color: Yellow * Body Part: Hands

 

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!

 

Weekend Highlight – Virgo Full Moon!

The Moon will be in the health and service oriented Earth sign Virgo beginning Friday morning which will be great for getting things done – but wait, there’s more. It’s that time again! On Sunday March 16, 2014, the Moon (Virgo) is opposite and reflecting the Sun (Pisces) = “Full Moon”. This Lunar phase wants us to complete projects, crystallize ideas, finalize whatever vitamin or diet regimen you may have been planning.  Astro Moon Full

The hard working 6th sign of the Zodiac is about handling the details. Just be careful not to do too many things at once. Juggling might be exciting and a personal test of skills, but don’t go overboard. Think “pace”. The universe will support you in being productive, useful, healthy and whole.

Full Moon influences will last for several days even when the sign changes.

*Virgo Full Moon: March 16 – 1:08PM EDT / 10:08AM PDT

Have a super weekend!

 

Saturday, Sunday Sag Moon = Adventure!

Astro moon-waning-crescent-lA Sagittarius Moon from early Saturday, February 22, 2014, until early Monday morning will have us getting out and about, seeing people, being optimistic. An enthusiastic “We can-do-anything” frame of mind is a definite trait of this good natured, Jupiter ruled Fire sign. There may be sudden urges to travel and seek adventure, which can add up to a fun weekend.  

With a  Sag Moon, taking chances, taking risks can seem very attractive and stimulating. But, no matter how great the scheme sounds, you still must stay grounded enough to get all the facts (an exact measurement for the Bungee drop rope is a good idea). But, it’s nice to know that the universe and lunar energy are on your side.  (Mercury is still retrograde, so pay attention to the details.)

Have an upbeat, up tempo weekend!

 

Weekend Moon In Gemini – Fun Times!

Astro New Moon CrescentA Gemini Moon, beginning on Friday, February 7, 2014, will have us looking for folks to chat with, tweet with, or just to keep company with. (Yes, I know, don’t end sentences with a preposition – rules are made to be broken.) We will probably have a lot to say!

But, let’s not get too loose and “clever”. Communication planet Mercury rules Gemini (and Virgo) and is now going retrograde until 2/28/14. When it treks backward in the sky, it can often lead to interaction breakdowns, misunderstandings, etc. A snippy Twitter or FB post can grow legs and follow you around for a few days. (You’ll have to spend time next week deleting & apologizing, deleting & apologizing, deleting & apologizing…)

The urge to exchange ideas and deep thoughts, or just gossip, will be strong. Have fun, spread knowledge, teach something, learn something, enjoy the youthful energy that is particularly Gemini. 

Have a glorious weekend!

 

Friday the 13th, Astrologically Speaking…

A stubborn, determined, sensual, Venus ruled Taurus Moon can make December 13, 2013 an exciting, rather than frightening Friday. It’s all about life’s beauty and pleasures, but it also brings forth the obstinate bull in us. Is there such a thing as inflexible love? Nobody wants to lose, give up/ give in, change direction. “Stickin-to-your-guns” works, until it doesn’t. Pay attention and accept when it stops working. Regardless, luxuriate in good food, good people and good times. Astro New Moon Crescent

Sunday will have us talking more, writing more, etc due to the Moon’s transit of the Gemini,  guided by communications planet Mercury. While Gemini’s duality (the Twins?) can make us clever and versatile, we can also be a little flighty and distracted – so think before you speak or push “send” on that email or text. Regardless of whatever you get into – have a terrific weekend!

FYI:  “Triskaidekaphobia” – fear of Friday the 13th.

 

 

Sun into Earthy, Responsible Virgo

astrology_chartwheel 2Earth sign Virgo gets a chance at the Sun on Thursday, August 22, 2013. Whether it is your birth sign or not, we will feel the effects of this practical, hardworking, Mercury ruled 6th sign of the Zodiac until 9/22/13. We will all be a little more grounded and efficient.

Virgo, sign of health, hard work and service also lets us know that it really is all about the details, details, details. If you want to work better/ want better work, put together the little building blocks needed to create something substantial, step by step. We all deserve achievement so why not go after it now (whatever “it” is). Also, implement a good health/exercise regimen. Feeling better helps you work better.

However, being wrapped up in details, or what some may call the “sweating the small stuff”, can also lead to being over critical and picky, not “seeing the forest for the trees” and/or that saying about “paralysis analysis”, etc. Friends,  family and co workers  eventually resent correction, the pointing out of faults, no matter how “helpful”, how good the intention.  Since planet ruler Mercury, the communication maven, transits Virgo, 8/22/13 – 9/9/13, we may talk more, snap more, be “clever”. Giving assistance doesn’t have to mean getting on everyone’s nerves. ,

Do those lovely Virgo things instead – making a difference, being a contribution, being a wizard at organization.

Sun into Virgo 8/22/13: 7:02 PM EDT / 4:02PM PDT

*Gemstone: Carnelian * Power color: Deep green * Body Part: Bowels (Cleansing the system for good health)