Friday, May 22, 2020

Robin's Zodiac Zone May 24th-May 30th: Mercury in Cancer & a Season of Retrograde

Animal message from Hawk for the cycle beginning with New Moon in Gemini on May 22, 2020

This week Mercury moves to Cancer on Thursday. The retrograde will be in Cancer from June 18th to July 12th between 14 and 5 degrees of Cancer. June is full of retrograde action.
Here's your forecast for the rest of May, minus the 31st which lands next week!


Sunday: The Moon meets Mercury in Gemini, and these two represent storytelling. You may feel inspired to document or share your present experience. Communication is today's theme with news, writing, phone conversations and other ways of connecting highlighted. It could be important to stay up to date with information, emails, and what's generally going on around you. Some will receive communication that requires answers and replies. Personal communication and broader sources of news will be percolation today. Gemini Moon void from 7:09 am to 10:32 pm EDT and the Moon then shifts to Cancer. Today's color is Yellow.

Monday: The Moon is in Cancer, and Uranus is the planet playing a significant role as the Moon and Mars both connect with this Taurus anchored influencer. Uranus disturbs the balance, shifts our footing or perspective, and sometimes changes everything in one fell swoop. Every month we have Uranus aspects, so this may feel no different or could stir up something you wouldn't expect. Mars sextile Uranus is a wild matter, energizing us both emotionally and physically. So you could feel very stirred up, adventurous, excited or even agitated. Things may come to the surface that you couldn't have predicted, and therefore we need to pay attention to anger or other uprisings in order to moderate and take care of them in a reasonable way. The Moon also aligns with Uranus adding to the feeling aspect as Cancer rules the emotions. Today, moods may be up and down or extreme. Wear White.

Tuesday: Cancer Moon aligns with Neptune and opposes planets in Capricorn, repeating a monthly pattern. Currently those two planets are retrograde. We'll revisit unfinished business, attempt to reorganize, and revise plans. Also Neptune adds to creativity and imagination. Put right and left brain abilities together and manifest results today or over time. Today may be the planting of the seeds or a major move toward your finished product or successful plan. Void Moon 9:06 pm EDT to 2:33 am tomorrow. Blue is today's color.

Wednesday: Leo Moon time starts at 2:33 am EDT. This looks like an active day with group dynamics and responsible agreements courtesy of Saturn retrograde in Aquarius, relentlessly holding on to stability as Moon and Uranus square, and a happy alliance between the Moon and Sun which may make us feel decisive and outgoing. It's a mixed Leo Moon, depending on your circumstances. The relentless holding could create stress. The Moon/Sun dynamic could release feel good vibes. Today's color is Gold.

Thursday: Leo Moon aligns with Venus retro for reconnections and reunions. Someone may get back in touch. You might feel like redecorating with things you dig out of boxes or basements, bringing them back to life. Beautify something today. At 9:30 am the Moon moves void of course for the rest  of the day. Business may not be worth pursuing. Find something to enjoy. Mercury moves to Cancer where the retrograde begins in a few weeks. This happens at 2:09 pm EDT. Mercury in Cancer is reflective and sentimental. Today's color is Pink.

Friday: The Moon enters Virgo at 7:40 am EDT and aligns with Mercury shortly after. It feels like the home front or family business is where today's energy leads. Take care of house, family, property, and simple tasks like cooking, gardening and cleaning. Family members or close colleagues can problem solve and plan together well today. Today's color is Brown.

Saturday: The Moon opposes Mars and Neptune in Pisces. There's a pull between practical, realistic options and idealistic dreams. Venus has the middle ground in Gemini, full of ideas especially the ones abandoned at some earlier time (maybe last year?). Revisit an idea that may now make sense, isn't too impractical, and blends your dreams with real action. If you're in conflict with someone, look for an answer you can both live with as you share possibilities without judging too quickly. Communicating well and fairly is the key to getting anything accomplished today. Some will choose to live in daydreams instead. Today's color is Light Blue.

Wishing you all the best, safety and contentment. May all beings be well, feel freedom and bliss.

Robin



Thursday, May 14, 2020

Robin's Zodiac Zone May 17th to 23rd, 2020: Sun in Gemini & Retrograde Planets

The Sun will move to Gemini this week, while 4 planets are retrograde through May and well into June. Looking ahead to June, that's when Mercury retrograde happens next. What do the retrograde planets mean? This can vary from one person or organization to another. One general part of the process is to slow everything down and revisit anything unresolved.

Jupiter and Pluto are retro in Capricorn, Saturn in Aquarius now, then back to Capricorn on July 1st, and Venus is retrograde in Gemini until June 25th.

Here's the forecast and colors for the week ahead:

Sunday: Taurus Sun trine to Jupiter is a beautiful thing. Pisces Moon also aligns with Jupiter making it a grand trine, and the Sun and Moon are in harmony. The Moon moves between Pisces and Aries at 9:36 am EDT after almost 6 hours void of course. Aries Moon and Saturn retrograde are in harmony. Basically if you have to choose a day to do something important, this looks like a good one. Prosperity, filling the senses, creating music or something else, and finding harmony in relationships, all are favored. Planting is preferable under the Pisces Moon while clearing and weeding is favored more during Aries Moon. Act on something you care deeply about. Today's color is Orange.

Monday: Aries Moon aligns with Mercury in Gemini for friendliness, sharing of ideas, planning, and acting with intelligence. We may feel flexible, versatile, outgoing, and optimistic. Today's color is Yellow.

Tuesday: Aries Moon void at 4:33 pm EDT after squaring planets retrograde in Capricorn and saying hello to Venus retrograde in Gemini. Retroactive action is likely, such as resolving or revisiting an old issue, getting back in touch with a friend, and revising plans and agreements. The evening is best spent simply, without extra work, pressure or stress. Taurus Moon 10:10 pm EDT squares Saturn retrograde in Aquarius overnight, seeking permanent or semi permanent commitments. Wear Blue.

Wednesday: Taurus time ends at 9:49 am EDT as the Sun moves to Gemini. Taurus Moon has a bit of business to do before then and some will act on long term agreements first thing in the morning, if not last night as the Moon squares Saturn retrograde and finds harmony with Mars in Pisces. Taurus Moon and Uranus have their monthly meeting and sometimes that results in changes, news and more reasons to adjust and stabilize. Hopefully it won't be too unsettling. Venus in Gemini squares Neptune creating uncertainty, especially with communication, feelings and romances. Today's color is Light Blue.

Thursday: Taurus Moon aligns with Neptune and Pluto. It looks like a good day to enjoy nature and to go easy on yourself and others. Simple pleasures are favored. New Moon is tomorrow. Reset intentions and plan to manifest for your highest potential and good. Wear Green.

Friday: New Moon in Gemini is at 1:39 pm EDT. The zodiac is buzzing with activity including Mercury and Venus meeting in Gemini leading to reconnections of a romantic or partnership nature. Some people will forgive and start talking again. Forgiveness is another possibility. The Sun and Saturn align in air signs for exchanges or sharing of important plans and ideas. Restrictions may be changing in one direction or the other as Saturn rules boundaries, standards, limits and also wisdom. With New Moon in Gemini, intentions around writing, communicating, studying, and doing business are in the spotlight. It's also a time to move forward (or retrograde?) with flexible thinking and perhaps not attached to doing things one way. Wear White.

Saturday: The Moon and Venus meet favoring reconnecting with people you care about and have a strong connection with. Yesterday's forecast applies to today as well. Gemini Moon void of course overnight into Sunday.  This may not look like other Memorial day weekends, but it does look social and people will find ways to get together. Today's color is Pink.


Friday, May 8, 2020

Robin's Zodiac Zone for May 10th to 16th, 2020: SO MUCH Retrograde

Sunday: Happy Mother's Day! The Moon moves to earth loving Capricorn at 5:39 am EDT. Mercury trine Jupiter in earth signs too, and the Sun in earth is in tune with Neptune in watery Pisces. All in all it's good vibes with a high likelihood of interesting developments as Uranus in Taurus aligns with the Moon. The heavens help us with creative ways to earn, learn, construct and in some cases destroy to later re-create. We're likely to back our actions with feeling and that's usually a good thing. Today's color is Blue.

Monday: Saturn now turns retrograde in Aquarius and will eventually back into Capricorn. This happens yearly, the retrograde part. It can delay things. Maybe this isn't such a bad time to move slowly. Saturn is like a time release teacher, and we take as much time as needed, sometimes over and over year after year until we get the lesson. In Aquarius, it is lessons for and of the collective, all of us. Regroup. Mercury moves to Gemini. When Mercury moves there can be confusion or quick changes of mind or plan. Mercury is also square to Mars, the agitator. If we are irritable or frustrated, there are astrology aspects that explain that. Take your time with anything needing to be decided or resolved. Avoid major purchases. Surround yourself with optimism wherever it may come. The Moon is in industrious Capricorn. Use that energy for home projects and yard cleanup versus business transactions. Today's color is Black.

Tuesday: Void Moon in Capricorn 6:30 to 11:39 am EDT. These hours are best for simplicity and routine. Sleep a little longer or immerse in a project that makes you feel good. Aquarius Moon follows and Mercury aligns with Saturn. You may find a retroactive piece of information or form an action or solution to go with that! Today appears to be social and better for decisions or agreements. There's a hint of the past and future mixed with the present moment. Take it all in. Today's color is Turquoise.

Wednesday: Mars moves to Pisces, Venus shifts retrograde in Gemini, and the Moon is in revolutionary, forward thinking Aquarius. Variety. Many influences. Lots of change this week. Planets in 'new' signs mean we experience or feel differently, shift after shift. It's time to look at the whole picture. Mercury in Gemini (mutable, air), Venus retro in Gemini (mutable, air)-these two relate to our minds, communication, relationships and hearts. Hearts and minds may do flip flops.
Mars in Pisces is fire in water, not very effective unless you're creating music or art and those may feel inspired. Saturn retro in Aquarius-mixing traditional and innovative energies (fixed, air). Jupiter and Pluto continue the journey in Capricorn (earth, cardinal). Pluto is retrograde and Jupiter is about to be. (I know!)  Neptune is in Pisces (water, mutable). Air sign energy dominates in terms of changes, and that means intellectual and favors writing and inventing. It's an interesting mix to say the least. Today's color is Yellow.

Thursday: Jupiter retrograde in Capricorn begins. So we have Saturn, Jupiter and Pluto retrograde through the summer. Venus is retrograde for few weeks too. What this means includes backtracking, reviewing and revising what was previously planned or decided, slowing down down down if you hope for the best long term results, and learning through reflection. This slew of retrogrades during COVID19 looks like no coincidence and also, even if you consider it coincidental, influences and impacts our actions and the results of them. Now let's take another example instead. It's not prime time to sell a house and get your best price nor to buy one you plan to stay in long term. It's probably not the best time to make a decision about a relationship unless it's clearly harmful for you in which case, always decide and get out. Venus may lead some in the direction of flirtation with infidelity or back into communication with someone (for better or is it for worse?). Void Moon in Aquarius 10:03 am to 9:24 pm EDT. Moon then shifts to Pisces. Hang on and sit with decisions for now. This looks like Hanged Man in the tarot deck. When I see it I always say 'waiting is wise, wisdom comes through patience' at this time. Today's color is Pink.

Friday: Moon in Pisces. Taurus Sun trine to Pluto retro in Capricorn. Realizations come from within and may actually strengthen your resolve or confidence. Stand in your two feet and let the sun energy pour down over you. The Sun nourishes and contributes to growth. Pluto is darker and lives in the hidden places. This reminds me of a snake coming out to sun itself. I don't particularly like snakes, by the way, but this image is one of transformation, shedding of skin and having grown out of something. Come out of hiding and acknowledge the darker feelings in order to transmute them. Sense your grounding. Feel your emotions. Let them be and allow natural shifts to occur with no pressure. If you're in grief, acknowledge that. It's okay and valid to feel loss. Can you also feel the Sun and light? See what's always or still there to help you take care of yourself. I see some strength in validating emotions today. There's a LOT going on in the heavens, along with on earth. It's not your imagination and you don't have to feel bad about feeling what you're feeling. Leave some opening for light though. Create something magnificent today. Take a swim? Maybe a bath or foot soak will be more do-able. Wear Green.

Saturday: Pisces Moon meets Neptune monthly. Here we are again, being with emotion, maybe feeling longing or dreaming of romance, travel or someone we once loved. Love, Art, Spirituality are today's themes. Overindulgence could be a problem. Be careful and aware if you consume alcohol, drugs, or any hallucinogen. A little could go a long way. Sleep may be very appealing today. Balance it with walking or running, yoga or meditation. A walking meditation or stroll by water could be ideal as Pisces rules the feet. Moon also aligns with Pluto continuing the Sun's work yesterday. We are traveling inward today and tonight. Wear Blue.

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Take care, everyone!
Robin