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Monday, March 2, 2020

The first quarter Moon is this afternoon, as Luna squares the Sun. There could be some mild conflict that asks for a pruning or pairing down of what you’re working on. Tonight the Moon squares Neptune, continuing the current seesaw of going between hard reality and pure fantasy. This time, your hopes and dreams come to the surface, but they have a difficult time fitting in with your daily life. Tomorrow’s exact Venus square to Saturn is building, and we’ll feel it by now. There are some challenges in relationships and our sense of peace that may surface now. More Read more…

Pen and check boxes

Self Reporting in Astrology

Recently an astrologer on Twitter asked folks to respond to the question “Do you resonate with your Sun sign?” For example, if you were born with the Sun in Scorpio, do you “feel” like a Scorpio, or do you feel that your life is influenced heavily by this Scorpio placement? About half the folks who replied said that they do. Only about 8% said that they do not. And about 40% said sometimes yes, sometimes no. Most of the comments on the thread were from people who said No, with a short explanation of why. A few were from folks Read more…

Sunday, March 1, 2020

The Moon’s trine to Saturn late this morning can be a very grounding experience. Both in earth signs, both dignified. Focus on what’s real and what’s an obligation, and things should flow. At 2:20pm, Luna enters flighty, social, Gemini, where she squares the Pisces Mercury retrograde early this evening. Get your important stuff done early, since this can be a sign of all sorts of difficulties being clear and real.

Friday, February 28, 2020

An exciting day all around! Venus squares Pluto, promising intensity of feelings and in art, relationships, and love. Venus is in a fire sign, so this is likely to manifest in overt ways, often visually. Mercury sextiles Uranus also, urging independent thought and tempting you with its retrograde-style communications. Be warned. Specifically in the morning, the Moon crosses Uranus while sextiling Mercury, increasing these urges. Later in the day, Luna trines Mars, good for leaping hurdles or breaking down long-standing barriers, if you can. Finally she’ll sextile the Sun, easing energies a bit, while demonstrating her growing light this month.

Young plant shoot under the Moon

Gardening by the Moon

Gardening according to Moon cycles, or Agricultural Astrology, is a very old and respected tradition. As early as the 1st-2nd century CE, the famous compiler of information (and possible astrologer) Claudius Ptolemy reported that Roman farmers planted by Moon cycle. In fact, gardening by the Moon is probably one of the earliest types of astrology. The Moon is very observable, and even when it’s cloudy, folks close to the Earth who watch the Moon regularly will know how she moves over the course of a few days, and what phase she’s in. But farmers can go even further than waxing Read more…

Thursday, February 27, 2020

At midday Luna conjoins Venus and shortly thereafter squares Pluto. Intense feelings may surface, and while expressing them may be a good thing, remember that Mercury is still retrograde and the Moon is still pretty dark, so choose your words carefully and resist the urge to emotionally vomit on others. Similarly, don’t let them do that to you. Later today the Moon will square Saturn, which may frustrate whatever you said this morning, and point out errors or obligations you must attend to. At 2:29am on Friday, the Moon enters Taurus.

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Luna comes to the sextile to Saturn this morning, pulling yesterday’s daydreams back to a bit of reality. She enters Aries at 1:47pm, and then later moves to an overnight square to Mars, carrying with her a potential for conflict, especially the kind where not everyone fights fair. The Sun conjoins Mercury this evening – the first conjunction during this Mercury retrograde cycle. This is one of the most challenging times for clarity. Go back to dreaming and making plans. Mercury also sextiles Mars, exact just before 1am tonight. Don’t be fooled by their call to action, unless it’s a Read more…

Monday, February 24, 2020

After a quiet-ish morning, the Moon conjoins Neptune and sextiles Jupiter early this afternoon. Dreaming is good, as is fantasizing about what you want. But with this configuration and a dark Moon, it’s best to hold onto your plans until a more appropriate time to put them into action. The Sun sextiles Mars tonight, urging you to action, but as stated above, all the signs say to go slow or wait a bit.