Mercury is Definitely Retrograde…

Mercury-Statue

As most of you know, Mercury is definitely Retrograde.

The Retrograde was initiated this past Thursday with Mercury in Pisces in a tight connection to Neptune... some challenging areas to be aware of during this period of time are self-delusion, understanding what you want to understand rather than what is actually being communicated, excessive sensitivity, and feeling victimized. Areas of strength to operate within are your spiritual practice, allowing your imagination free reign, and connecting to your intuition and your sense of empathy and compassion.

As Mercury moves back into Aquarius on the evening of Valentine’s Day, it will be opposite the Full Moon in Leo. Think about that for a second – the Full Moon in Leo will be trying to come to balance with a Retrograde Mercury. Hhhhhmmmmm. Add to the mix that the Sun, Moon and Mercury are all connecting to Saturn (in a challenging configuration) and to Mars (easy flow) and you get a bit of a interesting mix of energies. My take is that we could get a little fixed in our attitudes and perhaps come up against that same emotional mindset in someone else… perhaps with a few fireworks. The point though may be to illuminate somewhere you’ve been stuck and, one way or another, help you out of it.

For those born between 1957 and early 1962, this Mercury Retrograde is going to transit across your natal Chiron – or get very close to it. If you know the house of your natal Chiron (it’s going to be in late Aquarius or early Pisces) that will help you navigate. Look to that house and how it’s aspected to other natal planets for areas due a bit of mending and restoring.

Wherever Chiron is, it’s to do with your karmic wound – and this Mercury Retrograde trigger could bring stuff up around that wound – maybe offering opportunities to talk about it, heal it, review it – or provide you with chances to help someone else with their wounds. When these issues come up, don’t flinch and push them back down. The beauty of Mercury R is that really fantastic material can arise from the deep psyche and the unconscious self. Take advantage of that.

Remember that Mercury Retrograde is a time for the “1-step back” part of the natural “2-steps forward, 1-step back” process… so take the time to review, reflect, and refine what you’ve already put in motion rather than being in hot pursuit of something entirely new.

Relax! This is nature’s gift telling you to slow down and engage in your internal navigation… there’ll be time for pushing forward again soon!

THE STATS: This particular Retrograde began Thursday, Feb 6, 2014 with Mercury at 3 degrees of Pisces and will run through Fri. Feb. 28, 2014 with Mercury going back to 18 degrees of Aquarius. The shadow period, that 16 to 21 day period after the Retrograde when Mercury is making its way back to the point where it first started its backwards trek, ends on March 21, 2014.

Happy New Year! It’s 2014! The Hoopla is past – Now let’s get to work with resolve.

Happy New Year 2014! Welcome to the path to your future!

So much has previously been written about this New Year you probably know this by now, but just in case you missed it – this New Year’s Day coincided with a very intense New Moon in Capricorn and a dynamic Grand Cross involving the Sun, Moon, Pluto, Mercury, Mars and Uranus. This is great stuff! Not fluffy – but profound. And powerful. Yes, the New Moon is past, but the energy present at the New Year lays the foundation for the energy for the next 12 months. 

A New Moon in Capricorn happens on New Year’s Day once every 19 years, and 2014 just happens to be one of those very special years. A New Moon signifies New Beginnings – exactly the same as a New Year.

So much newness! So much potential. So much anticipation!

My best advice for this portal into 2014? Maintain the excitement if you can (there’s definitely that kind of energy to tap)… but more importantly, hunker down and get to work. Intensify your efforts. Use your mind to its deepest capacity and express your depths. Look internally to find your compass for the future and then plan your goals meticulously – but expect the unexpected. Ride that initial high energy wave with pointed self-direction and resolve – but also with an open mind and an open heart. Instead of giving your temper the lead, harness that rebellious energy to make the changes that you’ve needed to make for a long time. This is that year. It’s about harnessing the excitement and giving it a realistic platform upon which to thrive. 

This particular New Moon pulls in the energy not only of both the Sun and Moon in Capricorn (ruled by the authoritative, ambitious, pragmatic high achiever Saturn), but also that of Mercury and Pluto (also in Capricorn), Uranus (in Aries) and Mars (in Libra), and a Retrograde Jupiter (in Cancer). All Cardinal signs (in other words initiating, intrepid, get things done signs!) Via a Grand Cross (lots of game-changing tension between all those energies.) Just… wow! There is an incredible amount of dynamic tension here propelling you to think about your core desires, your deepest needs, and then to set goals based on them. All this, while you’re feeling tense pulls to push forward and do something out of the box and beyond your comfort zone – but strive to balance those needs with deliberation and practicality – and intensity of feeling. You’re meant to find your path from the inside out (Jupiter Retrograde) and find the middle ground within all of these creative and powerful drives, and actually achieve what you start. Resolve to create and to achieve your resolutions. Once again, this is that year.

Go deep, use your brain, make a plan, work hard, express yourself, keep your energy up however you can, expect to be surprised, go for it and… achieve!

For a little insight, look back to the New Year of 1995 – that’s the last time there was a New Moon on New Year’s day in Capricorn. Can you remember anything about how you created your life that year? Let those memories inform your actions this year… either on how you did it well 19 years ago, or not so much. :)

Most recent New Years with New Moons in Capricorn are just below. Click on the links to see what happened in the news in those years – truly fascinating!
1995  (Oklahoma City Bombing)
1976  (Steve Jobs created Apple! US Supreme Court rules the death penalty is not cruel or unusual and is acceptable punishment.)
1957  (Russia launches Sputnik – the Space Age begins!)
1938  (Hitler marches into Austria. Up to 30,00 sent to concentration camps. Orson Welles broadcasts War of the Worlds wreaking havoc.)
1919  (1919′s New Moon missed being on Jan. 1 by just over 2 hours, occurring instead on Jan. 2 at 2:24 AM ET)

It’s extremely helpful to know WHERE the New Moon and this New Year’s Grand Cross involving all the planets listed above impact your birthchart. The houses that are involved tell you what areas of your life are being most heavily impacted. The aspects (geometric distance) that they make to the locations of the planets in your birthchart give us deep and meaningful information on how you can use these energies – or conversely, if you aren’t conscious – how they can use you. 

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For the astrology buffs among us:

THE KEY PLAYERS IN THIS PHENOMENAL NEW YEAR’S ALIGNMENT ARE:

SATURN (Ruler of Capricorn)
20°24′ Scorpio

Saturn is included here because he is the Ruler of the 5 planets in Capricorn at the New Moon – and because of the trine (120° distance apart) he makes to Jupiter who is opposing ALL the Capricorn stuff and is also part of the Grand Cross (at least 4 planets in square and opposition to each other creating a “cross” alignment signifying enormous dynamic tension that necessitates the need for breakthroughs and change.)
Keywords: resolve, persistence, self-discipline, pragmatism, achievement, integrity, authority, goals, commitment, work, career, more work – did I mention work? – time, karma, boundaries, obstacles

THE SUN
10°57′ Capricorn in exact conjunction (0° distance apart) with the Moon

Keywords: heart, Self, the Golden Child, who you’re becoming, where you want to shine, you core, your purpose

THE MOON
10°57′ Capricorn in exact conjunction (0° distance apart) with the Sun

Keywords: emotional self, instincts, immediate response to life, mother, nurture, home, tradition, the past, women, family, Soul needs

PLUTO
11°16′ Capricorn, in very close conjunction (0° distance apart) with the New Moon.

Keywords: death, transformation, rebirth, intensity, emotional depth, alchemy, magic, Soul healing, purging, rejuvenation after collapse, destruction, taboo subjects, sex, the dark, fear, extremes

MERCURY
12°50′ Capricorn in very close conjunction (0° distance apart) with the New Moon

Keywords: the mind, processing information, expressing knowledge, talking, thinking, connecting, technology

MARS
11°51′ Libra in a square aspect (90° distance apart) to the New Moon, Pluto, and Mercury, and in opposition (180° distance apart) to Uranus

Keywords: assertion, testosterone, taking affirmative action, aggression, self-oriented, desire nature, daring, the Hero, will power, risk, anger, rage, the Destroyer

URANUS
8°41′ Aries in a square aspect (90° distance apart) to the New Moon, Pluto, and Mercury, and in opposition (180° distance apart) to Mars

Keywords: sudden unexpected change, revolution, independence, rebellion, breaking down the status quo, erratic energy, electricity, brilliance, genious, ah ha moments, technology and science, the New Age, enlightenment, unique, outside accepted mores, catalyst

JUPITER (Retrograde)
16°03′ Cancer in opposition (180° distance apart) to the New Moon, Pluto, Mercury and Venus; and square to (90° distance apart) Mars and Uranus

Keywords: future, vision, wisdom, seeking, teaching, optimism, trust in life, quest for meaning, gypsy mentality, morality, religious fervor, self-righteousness, belief system

A great way to learn how to bring the meanings of all the different energies that collide when several different planets align is to play with the keywords. Spend some time creating sentences and phrases with different keywords from the different planets… it’s fun to see what you come up with and can really broaden your perspective on the kinds of energies that are available for you to tap into! 

(By the way, VENUS is also in the sign of Capricorn and Retrograde at 26°42′. She’s not technically part of the New Moon conjunction or the Grand Cross – but she’s there in the same sign, in the mix, and important to the New Year energies, especially through her wide square to the North and South Nodes of the Moon. Fodder for another discussion…)

Here’s an image of the New Moon Chart on Jan 1, 2014 at 6:14 AM from the perspective of Atlanta, GA. I’ve very poorly drawn black lines in the center of the chart to show the Grand Cross.

New Moon in Capricorn on New Year's Day 2014 showing the Grand Cardinal Cross

It’s that time again – Mercury Retrograde in Scorpio, Oct. 21 – Nov. 10, 2013

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Just a reminder that Mercury has been slowing down over the past few weeks and stationed (meaning he appears to have stopped) at 18 degrees of Scorpio on Friday, Oct. 18, and will turn Retrograde on Oct. 21. He will be Retrograde until Nov. 10, reaching back to 2 degrees of Scorpio. (Read the article Mercury Retrograde: The Unlikely Healing Gift here for an in-depth look at the meaning of this phenomenon in general, a bit of Mercury mythology, and how to navigate the Retrograde with better ease and understanding.)

If you’ve been feeling, like I have, that it seems Mercury Retrograde has already been happening for a while, remember that there are two shadow periods during every Retrograde phase. The pre-shadow that occurs for about 2 weeks when things feel as though they’re slowing down prior to the actual Retrograde and when, if you pay close attention, you are getting clues as to how a particular Retrograde period will impact you; and the post-shadow that occurs for about 3 weeks afterwards, when things are picking back up, but you are still integrating and seeking resolution. So really, the entire Mercury Retrograde phase takes about 8 weeks.

Mercury-Retrograde-diagram-of-movementOur typically fleet footed planet appears to slow down, stop, and then turn and trudge in the opposite direction once every 4 months. This phenomenon occurs when Mercury is at his greatest distance from the Sun (when he appears as the Evening or Morning Star), and then turns back toward the Earth, appearing to us as though he’s going backwards. It’s as though Mercury is conferring with the Sun who gives him information to bring back to Earth for the use of us mere mortals – thus Mercury’s ancient reputation as the Messenger of the Gods. 

If you know your birthchart, look to the house that contains Scorpio, and to any planets in that house to gain understanding of how this particular Retrograde period will impact you. Also look to any planets in your birthchart that fall between 2 and 18 degrees and find what sort of angle (the geometric distance between) this Mercury in Scorpio is making to them. This will give you further insights.

Folks born between 1956 and 1970 all have Neptune in Scorpio. If you were born between late 1956 and late 1966 your Neptune is somewhere between 0 and 22 degrees of Scorpio, meaning that it is in range of being impacted by this particular Mercury Retrograde. If your natal Neptune is also in aspect to (having a significant geometric distance between) any of your natal personal planets (Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars), then this Mercury Retrograde period could be a significant one for you. 

Mercury Retrograde in Scorpio brings our inner attention to probing topics like sexuality, long-standing emotional issues, death and dying, our deepest psychological fears, profound shamanic healing and making the unconscious conscious. The tendency and purpose is to thin the veil between our typical movement away from these somewhat taboo areas of life and bring them into greater awareness – and ultimately greater integration. Mercury Retrograde in Scorpio can help us heal our Shadow. (What more perfect energy could be afoot for Samhain / Halloween / All Saints Day when the veil between the living and dead is reportedly thin, allowing connection between the two worlds!)

Mercury connected to Neptune (just for those late forties and fifty-somethings among us that I mentioned earlier) is a complex combination of energies. On the one hand Mercury and Neptune combined can bring up visionary experiences, loosen the imagination, prompt us to express our dreams and give voice to the images that arise from our Souls. On the other hand we can feel muddled in our thinking, express ourselves chaotically, or tune in to our fondest modes of escape – which can translate into a Mercury Retrograde double whammy. Watch for your tendencies, one way or the other, but understand that you have the choice of which way to direct yourself.

If you’d like help figuring this Mercury Retrograde phase out in your own life, please contact me ASAP for a Mercury Retrograde consult by emailing astrology@michellegregg.com. It will only set you back $25. Mayhem possible during Mercury Retrograde = frustration and anxiety. Navigating Mercury Retrograde with confidence = priceless. :)

Lovliness – The New Moon in Pisces – March 11, 2013

Leda by Gustave Moreau

Leda by Gustave Moreau

 

“The term hieros gamos is used generally to refer to the sacred marriage between two divinities, or between a human being and Mother/Father God, or between two human beings (under certain special conditions); the ultimate alchemy of forces which harmonize polar opposites.”

Enjoy today’s New Moon in Pisces at 3:51 PM Eastern… what a lovely energy! Sun, Moon, Venus and Mars all conjoined in the sign of spiritual union and loving transcendence… use this energy at the highest vibration, connecting to the Divine via art, romance, alleviating suffering, and inspired creativity. This is the energy of the Sacred Marriage. Stay out of the shadow… disillusion, deception and escape. Have a gorgeous New Moon all!

January 26, 2013 – Full Moon today in Leo – Remember what you began 6 months ago…

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Happy Full Moon everyone!! Today is the Full Moon in Leo (Moon entered Leo at 9:20 AM and will be full at 11:38 PM Eastern Time). Below is a beautiful meditation from the August 17 New Moon in Leo that you can do to connect you with Leo energy. Whatever you began then, 6 months ago, should either be coming to fulfillment, or have reached a denouement. And today, also look at what you started 2 weeks ago at the New Moon in Capricorn (it just missed being in Aquarius). Think about what is coming to fruition now that you began at those 2 times and really connect with the cycles of creation that you initiate. Everything happens in cycles – so it only makes sense to be aware of and to connect with them!

This meditation was created at the New Moon – so it is geared toward new beginnings – not what the Full Moon is for. As you read it, do so with eyes and heart toward fulfillment rather than initiation. Maybe this will jog your memory around whatever you began then – in Aug. 2012. 

New Moon in Leo Meditation from August 17, 2012

January 25, 2013 – By the Light of the Moon – Moon in Cancer – Emotions may feel counter to our relationships today… or maybe they’re mirrors of each other

 

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“A career is wonderful, but you can’t curl up with it on a cold night.” 
~Marilyn Monroe

The sign of the Zodiac the Moon occupies changes about every 2-and-a-half-days and as she orbits she makes different connections to other planets, touching all of them in different ways as she speeds her way through the sky. Each of us will resonate to the energies of the flirting, capricious Luna in different ways and with different reactions according to the energies of our own birthcharts – our own dispositions and levels of consciousness. However, this comes as a guide to help you understand which fickle face our Lady Moon is showing today.

If you know your birthchart, or at least your Sun, Moon, or Rising signs (or better yet – all three – and if you don’t know any of them, maybe it’s time for you to send me an email) knowing where the Moon is will help you understand how to navigate your day and why you may be feeling the way you are or why you’re having the reactions or responses that you’re having. 

***Today the Moon is in it’s final day of being in the sign of Cancer for the next month, having moved into that sign on Jan 23, and she’s opposing Venus in Capricorn. (Personally I’m ready for Venus to move into the lighter feeling Aquarius! That happens on February 1.)

When the Moon opposes Venus we have a connection of the two “feminine” planets – the Moon representing our emotions, Mother, family, home, and traditions, and Venus representing how we give and receive love, and what we value and find beautiful, as well as our resources/money – after all, we draw to us what we value. With this combination, as with all planetary combinations, we can operate from the highest possible vibration or the lowest – or somewhere in between. Today’s option, on the lower end, is to experience discord between our emotional selves and those whom we love. We could find that we are torn between our relationships and what we desire, between the need for security and a safe haven and the need to authenticate ourselves and our ambitions and keep moving forward. It could be the classic balancing act of home/family and career/business.

On the high road, we could find that the enduring we love we have for our families and our traditions is the perfect mirror for our sense of home and hearth and all who are there… our traditions and how we value them could play a part in how this day unwinds emotionally.

It would be great if part of today is spent in preparation for tomorrow’s Full Moon in Leo. That simply means looking back over the past 2 weeks (from the New Moon in Capricorn on  January 11) and over the past 6 months (since the New Moon in Leo in August) and thinking about what is coming to fullness – to fruition – in your life. Connecting to our cycles is a very positive way to stay connected to our intentions. What were your intentions 6 months ago? Are they coming to fulfillment now?

Enjoy this day of family – even if your family is really your friends, or your Calico or Golden Retriever. Extend love and watch it mirror back…

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January 23, 2013 – By the Light of the Moon – Moon in Gemini is Void of Course today…

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That lustrous orb that sweeps our oceans to and fro is also the harbinger who describes and defines our day-to-day fluctuating energy. As the face of the Moon is ever changing, so are the feelings and intuitions that push and pull us through our daily rounds. The sign of the Zodiac the Moon occupies changes about every 2-and-a-half-days and as she orbits she makes different connections to other planets, touching all of them in different ways as she speeds her way through the sky. Each of us will resonate to the energies of the flirting, capricious Luna in different ways and with different reactions according to the energies of our own birthcharts – our own dispositions and levels of consciousness. However, this comes as a guide to help you understand which fickle face our Lady Moon is showing today.

If you know your birthchart, or at least your Sun, Moon, or Rising signs (or better yet – all three – and if you don’t know any of them, maybe it’s time for you to send me an email) knowing where the Moon is playing and who she’s playing with will help you understand how to navigate your day and why you may be feeling the way you are or why you’re having the reactions or responses that you’re having. 

I’m going to try to write this everyday for you – or at least, most days. No promises being made here, but I hope the days I manage it, that you’ll find some peace, and maybe even gain a little edge, in knowing. I want to dedicate this effort to Kat. She told me that she missed my posts. So Kat – this if for you. If any of you enjoy this lovingly crafted energetic gift – please let me know! It will help to keep me motivated to continue…

(The above 3 paragraphs will be repeated each “By the Light of the Moon” post, so if you’ve read it before and know it by heart, just skip to the stuff just below.  All times given in this column are Eastern time. )

All apologies for missing yesterday’s “By the Light of the Moon!” Some life events are going on and my time has become a bit more limited, but I’ll be posting as often as possible to keep you updated on where our lovely Luna is currently, with all the how and why. 

Today, she’s still in Gemini and peeling out on her own, away from all the other planets. (Just FYI, in Astrology we usually refer to both the Sun and Moon as planets… just makes it easier than constantly saying the luminaries or the lights etc.) 

That means that the Geminian emotional symbolism is pretty pure (which I’ll describe just below), not being qualified by other connections – and also means that the Moon is Void-of-Course almost the entire day: from 6:42 AM when she contacted Mars, until 1:36 AM Eastern tomorrow morning. If you’ve read my previous posts on what the Void-of -Course Moon means then you’re ahead of the curve. During a Void Moon our right brains are usually more engaged, meaning that logical, linear exercises – both personal and in business – might not be the best courses of action to push. They may certainly be there, with the Moon in Gemini, but pushing anything is probably not a great idea! During this period of time, it’s probably best to engage creatively, to NOT be married to a particular outcome, and to be more internal than external. Often times the Void Moon is a time of hit-or-miss action, so don’t be surprised if things don’t connect strongly with others today. For a refresher you can read here.

So – the Moon in Gemini. That’s today. I’d expect a bit of restlessness, fluctuating moods, and curiosity. We could engage in busy work to pass the time because it might be challenging to focus on a goal or to make decisions, so I suggest that it’s a wonderful day to read… that’s a great Gemini activity that works well with the Void Moon. A Gemini moon is clever though, so don’t squelch it, just don’t push anyone else into your ideas until a later time, because the connection you’re hoping for or the desired outcome could be out of reach.  

I’d say enjoy this intellectual “down-time” day and give your mind free reign to discover and explore!

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January 21, 2013 – By the Light of the Moon – Today’s Moon in Gemini and lots of exciting energy!

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That lustrous orb that sweeps our oceans to and fro is also the harbinger who describes and defines our day-to-day fluctuating energy. As the face of the Moon is ever changing, so are the feelings and intuitions that push and pull us through our daily rounds. The sign of the Zodiac the Moon occupies changes about every 2-and-a-half-days and as she orbits she makes different connections to other planets, touching all of them in different ways as she speeds her way through the sky. Each of us will resonate to the energies of the flirting, capricious Luna in different ways and with different reactions according to the energies of our own birthcharts – our own dispositions and levels of consciousness. However, this comes as a guide to help you understand which fickle face our Lady Moon is showing today.

If you know your birthchart, or at least your Sun, Moon, or Rising signs (or better yet – all three – and if you don’t know any of them, maybe it’s time for you to send me an email) knowing where the Moon is playing and who she’s playing with will help you understand how to navigate your day and why you may be feeling the way you are or why you’re having the reactions or responses that you’re having. 

I’m going to try to write this everyday for you – or at least, most days. No promises being made here, but I hope the days I manage it, that you’ll find some peace, and maybe even gain a little edge, in knowing. I want to dedicate this effort to Kat. She told me that she missed my posts. So Kat – this if for you. If any of you enjoy this lovingly crafted energetic gift – please let me know! It will help to keep me motivated to continue…

(The above 3 paragraphs will be repeated each “By the Light of the Moon” post, so if you’ve read it before and know it by heart, just skip to the stuff just below.  All times given in this column are Eastern time. )

About 9AM Eastern (6AM Pacific) this morning the Moon moves from earthbound Taurus into heady Gemini, and because both the Sun and Mercury moved from Capricorn into another bright air sign, Aquarius, over the weekend, the heavens and our intellects could feel a bit clearer – a bit lighter. Mercury and Uranus connect honing our minds and sharpening our tongues as well, so this seems to be a pretty high energy day, especially for folks with lots of air signs represented in their charts (Gemini, Libra, Aquarius). The fire signs will be at home with this energy as well (Aries, Leo, Sagittarius).

Today should prove to be one during which our ideas flow easily and we feel the need to trample the box we’ve been living in to get a breath of fresh air outside it.  Expect a bit of the unexpected…

However, challenges may come from Neptune, particularly earlier in the day. Our emotions are being pulled toward optimism and the search for meaning, the need to expand and express via a very close connection to Jupiter, but simultaneously Neptune insists that we not let go of our fantasy, our addiction, our yearning or our loss – whatever the case may be. The Aquarius and Gemini influences want us to use our logic and mental fortitude, Jupiter wants us to learn and grow, but Neptune wants us to experience the spiritual, the psychic, the nebulous. There may be confusion and there may simply be daydreaming to take the edge off of our genius. It will be interesting to see how all of these combine together and what will result. 

It seems to me that Jupiter and the Moon in Gemini, and Uranus in Aries, will drive the day despite the either visionary or escapist tendencies of Neptune, and that means a restless spirit, clever action, and the wheels of the mind working smartly. It also means that we’re emotionally attached to putting our message or our mission out into the world with the certainty of our right-ness (rightousness?) – that’s the Jupiter part. And we could certainly be feeling the need for independence and freedom. 

Speaking of independence and freedom – today is the public inauguration of President Obama! The planets are really set up beautifully with his birth chart for this event, and it should be fun to watch how he uses these really positive energies. The Moon and Jupiter are triggering his Chiron/Pluto opposition though, so we should watch for any woundedness from the past and possibly some emotional power plays that could emerge. But I think for the most part we’ll see a very confident face and lots of optimism.

And again, speaking of independence and freedom – what a great sky we have for honoring one of our nation’s greatest heros, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. We’ve got Neptune for his dream, Jupiter for his vision for the future, and Uranus symbolizing his life as a catalyst for new paradigm. All connected to the Moon – our emotional selves and our country. Perfect. 

For most of us, this can prove to be a very social day – so don’t sit still somewhere alone if you can help it. And enjoy! 

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Taking a break from “By the Light of the Moon” Sat. & Sun. – but here’s a bit about the Moon in Taurus over the weekend…

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Hi All!

I so appreciate all of you and the fantastic response I’ve had for my new column “By the Light of the Moon.”

Last weekend the readers dropped, as I expected them to, so this weekend and on weekends in the future, I’ll take a writing break on Saturdays and Sundays and be right back to it on Mondays. Hope that sounds fair!

This weekend, the whole weekend, the Moon is in Taurus. So just quickly here (I can’t help myself!) the Moon in Taurus wants good food, good drink, sensual affection and to revel and be still in what it has and where it is. Taurus likes to be near its possessions – and enjoy them. So cook at home, eat, drink and make your lover happy! No sudden changes needed or desired. 

Saturday, there’s an opposition from the Moon to Saturn, so issues around feeling isolated/low or around family/mother might arise. If you’re single, give yourself permission to stay home and enjoy the down time. Thinking about it, digestion might not be that great though. On the high road of this equation, our feelings of commitment, stability and security may be stirred and we can find contentment in them. 

Sunday, the Moon squares Mars… possibly a recipe for high tempers. Mars in Aquarius wants to go, do and discover, while the Moon in Taurus wants to stay in and commune with family at home. I don’t know who, or which part of you, wins this debate, but watch for overly defensive or overly aggressive tendencies with this combo. Best case? Compromise… and have another glass of wine. 

Thanks and have a great weekend!!

Michelle