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!
Being 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
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. 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!
It’s a Taurus Moon beginning early Saturday morning July 19, 2014 lasting until early Monday. Feeling beautiful, stubborn and material? It might be the vibrations of this fixed, finance focused Earth sign guided by the elegant, luxury loving planet Venus. There are choices to be made about weekend plans. Either tackle those finances (how will you use your money the last 6 months of the year?) or indulge yourself, along with a significant other, with one of those delicious and decadent chocolate cakes with red raspberry filling. Money vs Romance – just remember that not all things are either/or. “AND” can often work very well too.
The determined, solid Taurus influence enables us to get things done and finish whatever was started during the impetuous Aries Moon of the previous few days. You can manage your cash and still be good to yourself and loved ones.
Make the weekend great!
Saturday and Sunday, May 10 and 11, 2014, the Moon will be in Venus ruled Libra. It’s an artistic, relationship focused, charming Air sign fostering harmony with others and harmony for the home. We are moved toward good feelings, people activities, beauty and creativity. Smile and enjoy it.
Have a beautiful weekend!
Taurus, 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
The 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
Overnight, 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.
Take 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!
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.
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.
Most of us will have an early weekend start due to the Holiday. Below is a heads up about where the Lunar orb will be and what influences we may experience as we celebrate:
Thanksgiving / Hanukkah (begins Wednesday at sundown) Moon is in relationship central Libra, so whether you will celebrate either/or (both?), this Venus ruled Air sign is perfect for social gatherings, sharing abundance, setting a beautiful table.
Weekend: Beginning Friday evening the Moon will be in determined, focused, take no prisoners Scorpio (it’s ruled by Pluto). This can be great for scoping out sales or just corralling a significant other into a secret rendezvous. Regardless, Scorpio’s passion and Water sign emotions can be put to good use.
Enjoy your Holiday!