updated 5/23/19 Be sure to scroll down for recent updates in planetary changes and hints on how to use those changes to make your life better.
Sun in Gemini
Image of the Twins
May 21 - June 21
Gemini is a mutable sign in the element of air and ruled by Mercury. Gemini is talkative, changeable, and social. The area of the astrological chart ruled by Gemini deals with thinking, communication, and close relationships like siblings and neighbors (I believe the internet and social media fall under the rulership of Gemini). At its best Gemini is curious, inventive, adaptable, charming and clever. The less appealing qualities of Gemini include superficiality, restlessness, lack follow through, and scheming and deceit. In Gemini the individual expands relationships and begins to move beneath the surface of things. Thinking and communication skills develop.
PLANTARY MOVEMENTS AND CHANGES FOR APRIL 2019
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SUN MOVES INTO GEMINI
MAY 21 @ 12:59 AM PDT
MERCURY ENTERS GEMINI
May 21 @ 3:52 AM PDT
(Next Mercury retrograde coming in July)
MARS ENTERS CANCER
May 15 @ 8:09 PM PDT
VENUS ENTERS TAURUS
May 15 @ 2:46 AM PDT
URANUS MOVES INTO TAURUS
March 6 @ 12:26 AM PST
NEW MOON IN GEMINI
June 3, 2019 @3:03 AM PDT
Sun at 12º Gemini/ Moon at 12º Gemini
FULL MOON IN SAGITTARIUS
FESTIVAL OF HUMANITY
June 12, 2019 @1:31 AM PDT
Sun at 25º Gemini/ Moon 25º Sagittarius
PLUTO RETROGRADE IN CAPRICORN
April 24@ 23º CAPRICORN- October 2
JUPITER RETROGRADE IN SAGITTARIUS
April 10 @ 24º SAGITTARIUS-
SATURN RETROGRADE IN CAPRICORN
April 29 @20º Capricorn
SATURN ENTERS CAPRICORN
(for a long time)
CHIRON IN ARIES
NEPTUNE IN PISCES
PLUTO IN CAPRICORN
Venus in Taurus
May 15 - June 8
Venus can bring delight in her own sign of Taurus. Luxury and beauty, music, art, and all the many pleasures in life. Find a picture of the Goddess Lakshmi as she generously graces the world with all the good things in life. Bring in beautiful flowers. Take joy and delight in Nature in all Her bounty.
Mars in Cancer
May 15 - July 1
Mars in Cancer
This is not the most comfortable position for Mars. Security becomes an issue here and defense and defensiveness the order of the day. There might just be a bit of passive aggression. On the positive side, this could give an assist to someone moving their residence or bringing more action and activity to homelife.
Jupiter in Sagittarius
November 8, 2018
April 10 - August 11
Jupiter is happy and powerful in the sign of Sagittarius. Here the expansive planet of optimism, abundance and sometimes excess, is at home and holding court. Every 12 years Jupiter visits his home, so look back to 12 years to see just how you have been affected in the past. Under the influence of Jupiter in Sagittarius we may be tempted to risk more than usual and be overly optimistic, but we will also be inclined to benefit from those risks. Laughter is an excellent tool and skillful humor and generosity can take you far. This configuration gives a boost to us all to enjoy happy holidays.
All retrogrades have to do with review and Jupiter retrograde is no exception. During a retrograde, the planet involved seems to move in a backward direction in the sky. Unlike the Mercury retrograde that happens 3 or 4 times a year, Jupiter is in retrograde once a year. This is our time to consider changes we may have made during the forward motion.
Jupiter is in the sign of Sagittarius (see above to get an idea of what this is like). Your review is likely to involve what you believe, legal systems, scientific and academic teachings, and religious attitudes and dogma. Watch the news to get an idea of the impact, since both Jupiter and Saturn tend to impact groups of people and cultures.
On a personal level, you might want to see what area of life Jupiter has been working on by looking at your birthchart. Jupiter is a powerful energy, usually a power for the good, though depending on its relationship with other cosmic entities it can suggest too much. Yes. It is possible to have too much of a good thing sometimes.
Even if you don't know the details of Jupiter in your personal chart, you will feel the shift to explore what you believe, what virtues you value and how you might update yourself based on changes, new infomation, and the result of personal inner inquiry.
Saturn in Capricorn
December 19, 2017-
December 17, 2020
It takes Saturn about 30 years to travel through all the signs and it will be in Capricorn til 2020 with a bit of back and forth that year, finally landing in Aquarius December 17, 2020. Saturn has been in Sagittarius, a weak placement for Saturn, but in Capricorn it is at its strongest and most influential. Saturn is the teacher and the disciplinarian. It is under the influence of Saturn that bills come due and karma exacts its price.
Capricorn is the sign that rules governments. How powerful do we want government to be? What do we expect of government and the governed. Both Saturn and Capricorn are cautious, practical, and conservative (in the actual meaning of the word). The late 1980s might suggest the kinds of things that come with this transit, though every time Saturn goes through this sign brings in other players. This time, Uranus in Aries might stir things up. Stay tuned.
"No matter how unpleasant a Saturn transit seems at the time, it represents what you really want in life and is helping you get it. Most people are out of touch with what they truly want. If you thoroughly understand your needs and wants, you will find that Saturn simply brings about their manifestation".
from Planets in Transit by Robert Hand
URANUS DIRECT IN TAURUS
URANUS IN TAURUS
MAY 15-NOVEMBER 6, 2018
MARCH 6, 2019-JULY 7, 2025
NOVEMBER 8, 2025-APRIL 26, 2026
Uranus in Taurus is a very mixed bag. Uranus by nature is chaotic, forward thinking, revolutionary, and explosive. Taurus nature is conservative, fixed, fond of the past and seeks wealth and stability. I am going to spend the next few weeks looking at the news to get an idea of how this strange configuration is going to manifest.
The last time Uranus was in Taurus began in 1935. This was a time of war, a rise in dictators, extreme changes in fortune for many. We will surely see changes in our monetary system, the markets, real estate, and likely food production. This is an excellent time to modernize infrastructure and use innovation to do so. But we are dealing with Uranus here. Uranus is the planet of the unexpected and the unplanned.
On the day Uranus entered Taurus, this picture was taken. It says it all about the energy of Uranus in Taurus - electricity and earth meeting. Stay tuned for more on this big change.
PS Uranus will take up residence in Taurus until 2025.
Neptune in Pisces
The Master of the Mystical begins forward motion in Pisces. This trip through Pisces will continue through 2025. We may as well get comfortable with examining spirituality, illusion, addiction, and mystery. Neptune will be working with Saturn this year to assist in bringing true spiritual values into form and structure. Look forward to cultural embrace of magic and the enduring value of love and compassion.
Look forward to more on this topic.
PLUTO IN CAPRICORN
Pluto is the planet of transformation and as one of the outer planets, its effects are wide spread. When Pluto travels through a sign the particular area of life that sign rules is transformed on a fundamental level. Its message can be "change or die". Since Capricorn rules structure, all structures are likely to be overhauled. Since Capricorn rules government, governments are likely to be transformed.
On a personal level, look at your natal chart to get a good idea of the areas of your life that are likely to be shaken to their foundation.
Chiron in Aries
April 17, 2018 - April 2027
Chiron is a slow mover and we are just learning about this newer member of the heavenly bodies we track here on earth in astrology. In the myth, Chiron is a divided being- half human and half horse, half god and half man. In our natal charts, Chiron represents those areas in which our wounding can lead to our healing and the healing of others.
Chiron has been in Pisces steadily since 2011 and is now moving into Aries. This will likely bring about more consciousness around issues of healing and sacrifice. This could well mark a time when we may become aware of cultural wounding and begin to seek remedies rather than supressing awareness of pain. We may become more accutely aware of suffering and seek an active rather than a passive response to injury, illness, or disorder.
The myth of Chiron is one definitely worth reading and exploring as he trained warriors and healers, used his affliction for the benefit of humanity, and sacrificed himself in the service of justice and bringing light to human beings.
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