Saturday, April 23, 2016

Robin's Zodiac Zone Weekly Astrology April 25th to May 1st, 2016

Thanks to all who have joined me for RoZoYo®, Robin's Zodiac Yoga, since 2013. I'm celebrating 3 years with yoga and gallery style readings Saturday at Scarborough Yoga. Thanks to Cakes Extraordinaire for creating the birthday cake we'll share.

RoZoYo® continues this summer outdoors beginning Thursday, June 2nd, 7-8am on Congress Square in Portland. Bring your own mat and water, get a great yoga start to your day and some astrology insight along the way. It'll be free. Thank Friends of Congress Square Park on High and Congress Street for keeping this important public space alive with great events.

Monday: Sagittarius Moon

Let's start by clarifying retrograde dates with relevance to this week. Mars is retrograde until June 29th. Endeavors begun now, even with a strong start, are likely to wane and lack luster over time. It's not a favorable time to start a business, for example. Saturn is retrograde until August 13th, Jupiter has been retro since January and will be direct on May 9th, and Pluto retrograde in Capricorn is April 18th to September 26th.

The primary time of retrograde focus and effects will be now through May when both Mercury and Mars impact our activities, plans, moods and communication.

On this particular day, the Sagittarius Moon meets both Mars and Saturn, both retrograde. The tendency is to revisit old business and run into stumbling blocks, obstacles and possibly negative attitudes.  Sagittarius Moon doesn't usually bring out the sensitive, tactful side of people. The Moon squares Jupiter retrograde in Virgo. Questions come up about growth, development, expansion and health. Neptune in Pisces is also squaring the Moon. Be aware of escapism, toxicity, and unrealistic thoughts or plans in your dealings with others.  This is probably not the best day to make a long term agreement or establish trust.  It's worth looking over old business and considering outdated thought patterns and systems, but not the best time to change them. Brainstorm and revisit later on.  Even vacation like plans may not go smoothly. Today is about remaining flexible and open minded as well as non committal. Today's color is black.

Tuesday: Sagittarius to Capricorn Moon

The Moon in Sag is void of course, waiting to change signs, from 11:51 am EDT to 7:54 pm. More of yesterday's vibes weave through these hours.  Spontaneous plans happen more readily and fluidly.  The Moon aligns with Uranus and Venus. Relationship eventfulness is likely. You may hear of a breakup or have to confront someone you're close to. Do those things with care since Uranus is very volatile and unpredictable.  Don't assume anything today.  Capricorn Moon brings earth back into the mix this evening. It's a more efficient time for studies and other work.   The Moon approaches a trine to the Sun, exact in the morning. Head and heart may align more easily and decisions that have to made come together with fewer uncertainties.  Mercury retrograde is very close now, so act with care including terms of agreements that must be understood well. Today's color is brown.

Wednesday: Capricorn Moon

The Moon harmonizes with Neptune, Jupiter and the Sun. The most favorable aspects of the week are here if you must time something. Imagination, helpfulness, productivity and confidence get a boost.
Work outdoors, build, take care of plants, trees, the earth and your bank accounts.  Today's color is green.

Thursday: Mercury Retrograde in Taurus

Mercury retrogrades in Taurus from 1:20 pm EDT to May 22nd. The Moon meets Pluto retrograde and trines Mercury retrograde in Taurus today. Avoid important business, old triggers and patterns that get you into trouble or out of favor with someone you care about or work with.  The Moon squares Uranus in Aries, which is also not helpful at all. I just wouldn't pick today for anything that could go very wrong or miss the mark completely including personal conversations.  Today's color is yellow. Read more about Mercury retrograde here.

Friday: Venus in Taurus, Aquarius Moon

The Moon is shortly void of course, from 3:07 to 4:47 am EDT and then in Aquarius, a sign of vision and intellect.  Moon squares Venus overnight and forms a sextile with Mars. In love and relationship, some will get a rocky start today. Venus changes signs at 8:36 pm EDT. The planet of partnership and harmony is kind of impulsive and bold in Aries, but in Taurus she's right in her element. It's a sensual time and pairs with Mercury in Taurus for relationship reconnections. Sometimes reconnecting simply means paying attention to each other again. Use this time to improve your relationship while staying off topics of major opposition. Those can be dealt with later in the spring/summer. Have fun together again for now.  Moon and Sun square tonight in Aquarius/Taurus. These are fixed signs so you may notice or feel stubbornness or persistence.  Wear pink today.

Saturday: Aquarius Moon

The Moon in Aquarius favors gatherings. I chose this Taurus date for my Robin's Zodiac Yoga birthday event. Of all the Saturdays at this time of year, I like this best for social events. It's also reasonable for attending to old business, reviving interest in projects that were abandoned or unfinished, and for spontaneous ideas.  The Moon does square Mercury retrograde so communication and technical problems may crop up. Be prepared and have a plan B just in case. Void of course Moon begins at 10:56 pm. Today's color is turquoise.

Sunday: Pisces Moon, Sun trine Neptune

It's a very Pisces/Taurus sort of day. Enjoy comfortable places and situations. Be with people you trust and love without condition. Bask in the sun, play in the water, and eat good food. Fishing and planting are favored in the almanacs. This makes a nice lazy or outdoorsy Sunday.  Show empathy. Be creative. Avoid  dinner time or late night arguments as the Moon squares Mars. Pointless debates are indicated, and there's unlikely to be agreement or solutions, only hard feelings.  Take care of yourself and each other. Blue is today's color.

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