At the time of this writing we await Princess Diana’s first grandchild. A bright spot in a world that seems to thrive more and more on negativity, excuses to get out en masse and destroy things and the other events that cause grief and shock.
Just in the last few days I've seen two reports of parents that have lost their children, the fires at Roche Harbor and Orcas Island Artworks, friends whose lives are unraveling due to circumstances beyond their control and others who made some very bad decisions based on emotional reactions.
OH! It’s a boy!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Breaking news from London.
Anyway, so as I write we have a new future king across the pond, in the Motherland of many of us.
The Sun has just moved into Leo, leaving the Cancer stellium and lessening its energy. Esteem-building Venus just moved into Virgo, and tonight's Full Moon will be in Capricorn. Good Earth energy calling for turning the tide of destruction into reconstruction, stronger than before.
Let me say something about the full moon…it is not a "supermoon." That term is reserved for the one full moon that is physically closest to the Earth. I see the "supermoon" term thrown all over the place for every full moon now and while tonight’s lunar event will certainly be bright and beautiful, it isn't a supermoon. Celebrate anyway.
I titled this column to acknowledge the sentiments of many that are completely overwhelmed by events in their lives coming so fast and furiously that they’re awash with confusion. All I can say is, get through it the best you can, ask for help, do what you can with what you have. These are life-altering times on all levels and for some it's glorious and for others it’s painful.
Lastly, my back is healing beautifully, Wednesday will be 4 weeks post-op. I'm now driving and swimming, which is heavenly!
Keep looking up!
Aries (March 21 - April 20): Well. We continue with our extremely insane aspects, the Grand Trine in Water signs still holds tremendously as well as the extremely strong T-Square in Cardinal signs, which affects you directly. What can be making you cry is anything to do with your career and/or your family of origin. Lots of stresses bear down on you as you try to make your way through it. The Full Moon tonight occurs in the sign of unpredictable Aquarius, your sector of Friends/Goals and it is an afflicted moon as it forms a Fixed T-Square with the Sun and Saturn. Do what you can to dodge the drama and see if you can spot the clues in the mayhem that can yield an opportunity. Tread carefully this week.
Taurus (April 21 - May 20): Insanity reigns due to a mega powerful Grand Trine in water signs still holding as well as a Cardinal T-Square and a Fixed T-Square that involves the full moon. Being a Fixed sign yourself, you may find yourself in a feedback loop of frustration, especially if you are trying to deal with relationships of any serious type, home, career and yourself being pulled into more directions than you can handle. You're going to have to prune out the erroneous and shut the door to the world's woes if you want to feel even a little bit sane. Keep the chocolate handy and draw your boundaries.
Gemini (May 21 - June 20): You’re all over the place right now; more than usual! Several big, powerful aspects are at work and the more you try to make sense of them the more frustrated you will be because these are not things that can be easily identified or analyzed due to the unpredictable nature of everything. It seems like so much is coming at everyone in a random manner that it’s hard to keep up with! So don't. It's not your job. Lose yourself in a book in your quiet time and try to spread some good cheer with discretion because right now many folks don’t want good cheer, they want to be mad, sad or otherwise engaged in distractions that make them feel part of something. You may be one of those too, but you tend to touch base then get bored and find the nearest coffee house! Lucky you!
Cancer (June 21 - July 22): The stresses continue as part of the Cancer stellium is involved in the multiple Grant Trine in water signs as well as a T-Square in Cardinal signs. This means feast or famine. Either everything is happening or nothing is happening. When nothing is happening you’re worried about the cycle starting again. Completely normal, but during the down times you may be able to come up with a coping strategy, some boundary setting, or you may be the reactive type that either runs out with claws waving or scuttles under the closest rock to wait it out. This is a very powerful time where the unexpected rules so do try to pay attention to your mode of thinking and if it's negative, change it.
Leo (July 23 – August 22): You really don’t like change unless you initiate it, but instead of resisting change and roaring about it, look to see what’s in it for you. It may not be all that bad. These are insane times and the stellium in Cancer along with a powerful T-Square in Cardinal signs is pushing you to make changes. If you don’t do it yourself, life will do it for you later and you may not like the results. Go with it, do your research, learn and wizen yourself. We can't have the proud lion walking around with a mane full of dreadlocks and tail tucked between the legs! There is an enormous amount of energy in motion now and you can harness it and change its direction to your own favor. Explore possibilities and options, keep your mind open and have an experimental attitude. The Sun moves into your sign later today.
Virgo (August 23 ) Esteem building Venus has moved into your sign as of today, giving you the cliff to cling to during this time of raging rivers of emotion and reaction. This is a great time to enhance your life whether physical, emotional, mental or spiritual. Time to take up what you've been putting off and surrounding yourself with your people that uplift you. A T-Square in cardinal signs that's been dogging us off and on for quite a while is on again, and you have the ability to enhance whatever is being done in a sloppy manner but don't get taken advantage of or pick yourself or others apart. Just do it for the sake of doing it and let it go.
Libra (September 23 - October 22): With a Grand Trine in water signs still holding strong and a gnarly T-Square in Cardinal signs, your sun sign forms a Cardinal Grand Cross if you were born around the end of September. This means loads of action, things happening so fast you can’t keep up with them, plans falling apart and reforming and general mayhem. If this isn't true for you, be happy! Your fine mind instinctively tries to equally distribute everything to strategize for the best outcome and you win a few, lose a few. The intensity isn't just you, it’s all over the place so don’t feel like you’re crazy. Carve out the time in each day to unwind and move your body around to shake off the ickies.
Scorpio (October 23 - November 22): Grand Trine in water is still there, reactions still flying and with the Cardinal T-Square holding strong it’s likely more changes are coming down the pike, initiated by violent reactions of one kind or another. Hopefully you see it all for what it is and are able to avoid getting swept up in the mayhem. Your task for the week is to not scare the humans, even though it’s fun to do sometimes! The Full Moon illuminates your sector of Thinking/Communicating and should reveal some practical solutions to whatever has been bugging you lately.
Sagittarius (November 23 - December 20): The Sun moving into Leo will energize your love of travel and adventure. Whether or not you can physically/financially go somewhere, definitely plan a road trip to see some different stuff and kick off your imagination. The Water Grand Trine has those around you highly emotional, which you don’t really do well with. Keep your eye on the target at all times and if it moves, move with it. This is how an archer lives. Discipline isn't your strongest trait, but strengthening it now will do you a world of good. With your Ruler in your sector of Shared Assets, focus on making financial gain through projects that focus on the greater good.
Capricorn (December 21 - January 19): Your ever practical mind would really like to know what all the fuss is about. Be glad you aren't the type to fuss. With the current Cardinal T-Square though, you may do your fair share of complaining and that really doesn't serve you or anyone else well. If you find your friends making themselves scarce, look at how you talk to them…do you open a conversation with a criticism of or complaint about something? Not the best way to lighten the mood, which is what most people crave. Don’t be an Eeyore! When you gather with your peeps, be in the moment, tune into where the conversation is and focus on the flow and mood of it then jump in with a facet that suits the mood. Good practice!
Aquarius (January 20 - February 19): One foot in front of the other! Since you march to a different drummer anyway you’ll never be in step anyway, but since the Grand Trine in water signs is still strong, spending time in, on or near water will do you a world of good. Tonight’s Full Moon will illuminate your sector of Endings/New Beginnings and assist you in your first steps on a new journey, wherever it leads you. The planets are completely insane right now but that can be a good thing because you have that magical quality of taking lightning and turning it into a power source! No doubt you’ll invent something new this week that will turn out to be a real time saver.
Pisces (February 20 - March 20): The beat goes on…high drama, high emotions. We have a new Cardinal T-Square as well as Mars joins the Uranus/Pluto square adding fuel to the fire. This indicates violent outbursts and skirmishes all over the place, mostly on the global scale. The good news is that Venus, the ruler of self-esteem, is now firmly ensconced in your sector of Relationships so look at those around you and see yourself reflected through them. Hopefully you’ll realize your own worth and make yourself unavailable to the riffraff that does nothing but complain and debate and make themselves so boring that they can put a Chihuahua on speed to sleep. Keep the humor and if you find something funny, laugh! Out loud! From your belly!