Astrological Musings

Memorial Day planetary news: Full Moon, and a week for connections

Astrological update for the week of May 29-June 5, 2023

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This week’s forecast will be shorter than usual because of the holiday and also because I was up too late watching Succession and then reading all of the Twitter wrap-up comments. 😃

Venus. The planetary energies are fairly quiet, but it’s an important week for Venus. Venus begins the week in harmonic bliss with Ceres and Neptune, facilitating healing and inspiration on an individual level but also easing the path to improved interpersonal connections. Venus is associated with relationships of all kinds, but also qualities of attraction and wealth that is both material and psychological, and when Venus is happy everyone is happy. Venus starts the week in Cancer where those family bonds take on greater importance, and that includes the tribe that we create for ourselves. The Moon enters Libra on Monday, and since Venus rules Libra and therefore the Moon, Monday and Tuesday are also highlighted by the gifts of Venus.

The Moon enters Scorpio on Wednesday 7:45 pm EDT and challenges Pluto, and things could get a little dicey then. The sweetness of Libra and Venus transmute into passion and intensity under Scorpio, so watch for some claws to come out of the soft paws in the velvet gloves of Venus.

Full Moon. Any stressors will fade when the Moon enters Sagittarius Thursday just after midnight EDT and the energies of the Sagittarius Full Moon begins. Under the Sagittarius Full Moon anything is possible – our heart is open and able to be filled with dreams and hopes. This Full Moon chart includes a harmonious exact trine from Pallas to the Moon signifying the role of higher intelligence (Pallas) in […]

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By |2023-05-29T08:31:06-04:00May 29th, 2023|Planetary news this week|0 Comments

Sunday inspiration: The healing power of scars

Art by Denis Nunez Rodriguez Art by Denis Nunez Rodriguez

We are in a lull right now between big planetary alignments which push us to crisis followed by evolution. During these times we can heal any cracks in the plane of existence which have caused us trouble in the past, and move forward into an enlightened future, made stronger for the challenges that were endured. I love this short and sweet quote about the power of scars and hope you will too. 💖

“All culture is really an art of scarring. Bodybuilding is the same. You break down the muscle fibers and they reconstitute themselves on a new plane. You become a gladiator, it happens in fragments of time. Physical and mental culture can be linked in a scar. The dramatic events change us. All is scar, really, everything that leads a cultural environment: friendships, death, marriage leave a trace within us, scars of the times. We wear them and show a way to survive everyday life, show we can still carry on, in fact can transform and master it.”

Beatrix Ost

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By |2023-05-28T08:35:51-04:00May 28th, 2023|Inspiration|1 Comment

Planetary news this week: Choices & decisions under the fixed cross

Astrological update for the week of May 22, 2023

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Mars in Leo and the dance with Jupiter and Pluto. Mars moved into Leo last week, heightening our drive to seek pleasure and joyful experiences that bring happiness and delight. However, Mars is not always the best ally as it can be impulsive and reckless and sometimes prone to anger and rage, especially when facing challenging square aspects from both Pluto and Jupiter as it did last week.

I wrote about this in last week’s forecast as this alignment began to take shape: “There is some danger that the Leo openness can expand the aggressive force of Mars, and because Leo is a fixed sign there can be a tendency to become stuck in ones desires and find it difficult to seek alternative pathways. This is especially true at this time because as we saw above, Mars will be activating Jupiter for greater self-righteousness, and challenging Pluto for problems ranging from minor conflicts to outright violence. The presence of the Nodes show that there is a fated story here, but also that guidance is available if we only listen.”

The challenging aspect to Pluto is waning now though, and the square to Jupiter and the lunar nodes will likely wrap up a question that arose last week. Any Mars aspect can bring success if we approach all matters with consideration and thought rather than an impulsive race to be done with something.

Here’s what else you need to know this week (Dates and times are for the Eastern time zone, here is a time zone converter to adjust for your locality.)

Monday May 22. Monday is packed with good vibes, and although that Mars/Jupiter alignment will be […]

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Sunday Mars in Leo inspiration: Joy is not meant to be a crumb

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Mars has just entered the sign of Leo, motivating and inspiring us to look for joy in the smallest things. Mars is opposed by Pluto over the next couple of days which could put a serious kibosh on this search for happiness, but Mars will be in Leo  until July 10th.

To help us discover more about how to bring joy into our hearts I’ve called on Mary Oliver and her wonderful poem.  I ask that this week you do something kind for yourself that brings you some happiness. 💖

Don’t Hesitate

If you suddenly and unexpectedly feel joy,
don’t hesitate.

Give in to it.

There are plenty
of lives and whole towns destroyed or about
to be.

We are not wise, and not very often
kind. And much can never be redeemed.

Still, life has some possibility left.

Perhaps this
is its way of fighting back, that sometimes
something happens better than all the riches
or power in the world.

It could be anything,
but very likely you notice it in the instant
when love begins. Anyway, that’s often the

Anyway, whatever it is, don’t be afraid
of its plenty.

Joy is not made to be a crumb.

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