Saturday, July 21, 2018

Robin's Zodiac Zone July 22nd-July 28th 2018: Full Moon/Lunar Eclipse

Sunday: Sagittarius Moon time arrives 6:12 am EDT and the Sun lights up Leo for the 2nd phase of summer beginning at 5 pm. Mercury and Jupiter align perfectly in Virgo/Scorpio. This looks like an inspired and energized day/evening. The vibe is warm and fiery as Mars and the Sun feed the Sag Moon. Today's color is Orange.

Monday: Sagittarius Moon squares Venus and Neptune. If relationships seem obligatory or burdensome, some will escape for independent time or even ask for separation. While on your adventures, have some sense of realism even in the back of your mind so you don't get overly carried away only to face consequences later. Flirtations and temptations. Today's color is Light Blue.

Tuesday: Void Moon 4:22 am to 5:43 pm EDT. Mercury, about to be retrograde, aligns with the Moon setting the stage for reconnections and renewed discussions around certain 'back burner' plans. Venus opposes Neptune continuing some of yesterdays's escapism, flirtations, and putting romance and pleasure in the forefront. At 5:43 pm EDT the Moon moves to Capricorn and aligns with Uranus in Taurus. Aim for a soft landing if your head's been in the clouds and get rooted in whatever needs to be done. You'll know for sure what that is. Full Moon on the way. Today's color is Pink.

Wednesday: Capricorn Moon leads us toward the Aquarius Full Moon of Friday. It will be exact at 4:20 pm EDT. Today's heavy on the business/practical side with Moon and Saturn together pressing for promises and strong commitment. Leo Sun squares Uranus in Taurus contributing to completely different ways of doing or thinking that may lead to conflict and digging in stubbornly. Talk about differences of opinion! It's a good day to take shelter and disengage if the going gets rough or troublesome. (see tomorrow's forecast as Mercury retro begins overnight and tonight if you're in the Pacific zone). Today's color is Gold.  Full Moon Yoga tonight at The Sunshine Factory, in the park at Brick Hill South Portland, Maine 7-8:30 pm. Come early to sign in downstairs in the studio. We'll engage in releasing personally and connecting in friendship. Your next best bud might appear here during this Full Moon of friendship. The Sunshine Factory is a unique place. Come find out.

Thursday: The Moon is nearly Full and Friday brings a lunar eclipse in Aquarius. This is a strong uprising that may include uprisings in terms of activism, pack mentality, and the power of community.  Pluto, Venus and Neptune align in harmony with the Moon before void of course time and set the tone for a heartfelt experience, perhaps softer in attitude than the past few days. Though the eclipse can bring rumbles or lightning bolts any time now as Full Moon is ready to peak. Also, Mercury retrograde begins (did that sneak up?) at 1:02 am EDT in Virgo. Long void Moon from 9:41 am until Friday at 6:41 am EDT. There's a mix of release and confusion, and you may experience either or witness others in the throes of not knowing which end is up or what direction life is going in. Serious questions about direction and alliances will be coming up this week and in the next two weeks or more. The less planned for today, the better. Can you let it flow naturally without resistance or panic over uncertainties. All will sort out in time. Today's color is Blue.

Friday: Lunar eclipse Full Moon (that's the only way you can have a lunar eclipse btw, at Full Moon), and it's in the sign of friendship, community, rebellion and forward thinking, Aquarius. Mars is retro in Aquarius and Mercury is retro in Virgo. Issues unresolved from past times are highly likely to resurface now. The Moon shines light on what needs attention. The world news may heat up even more during this phase of summer. Tendencies toward revolt, revolution, and groups with a mission taking action increase and peak. Eclipses bring major and accelerated shifts often through unplanned experiences and events. Friends may have interpersonal difficulties and friend breakups or some will leave groups they belonged to, feeling that they no longer fit or feel aligned with the mission. Mars is the planet most influential and Mars in Aquarius indicates strong will and action. Mars is retrograde and past actions or conflicts are drummed up. The dimmer switch illuminates all as the eclipse moves through. Sudden knowledge or realization regarding relationships with others, one on one or with groups, will disrupt the way things have been and make room for movement into new ways.  Keep your feet on the ground and your heart in the forefront, and above all use your instincts. Venus and Neptune are in harmony for romance this evening and special events may glow and fill with connectedness and love. This however is a minor aspect compared with the intensity of the eclipse, which will be felt for weeks and intertwined with the solar eclipses on either side. The next is in two weeks, August 11th in Leo. Today's color is White. Full Moon/eclipse 4:20 pm EDT.

Saturday: The Moon, still in the full zone, squares Jupiter in Scorpio. Whatever is going on becomes even more magnified. Think growth and act for the long term if you take action at all. Engage in forward vision. Mercury is retrograde now. Today's color is Silver.

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Robin's Zodiac Zone July 15th-21st, 2018

Sunday: Leo Moon until 1:31 pm EDT.  Summer fun, a gathering for brunch, or a laid back morning works well. Creative projects may draw your attention and you may feel new inspiration. The Moon is void of course during these hours. Virgo Moon aligns with Uranus and Saturn, all in earth signs for manifesting both quickly and unexpectedly. Be versatile in your thinking and processes as old ways would potentially keep your stuck while alternative approaches open things up! Today's color is rich, earthy Brown.

Monday: Virgo Moon. Virgo is a mutable sign, meaning changeable and open. The Moon meets Venus, aligns in harmony with Jupiter in Scorpio and Pluto in Capricorn and opposes Neptune in Pisces.  These aspects continue themes from yesterday including manifestation and creativity. Honor your body wisdom and listen to it's messages. Notice what you take in and how it nourishes and serves you (or not). Today's color is Indigo.

Tuesday: Virgo Moon void 6:50 am to 3:42 pm EDT. These are hours for experimenting and letting go of expectations in favor of just seeing how things turn out. The Moon and Sun are in harmony for nurturing, and again a focus on food, nourishment, resources and taking care of body and also emotions as the Sun is in Cancer, a sign that feels deeply. The Moon moves to Libra at 3:42 pm EDT. At 11:19 pm EDT, the Moon squares Saturn and this may feel like a conflict of interests or a difficult decision that's cropped up again for reconsideration.  Today's color is Light Blue.

Wednesday: Libra Moon trine to Mars in Aquarius. Decide on a course of action. Align with others who share your vision. Blue is today's color.

Thursday: Libra Moon void from 3:52 to 9:13 pm EDT. Before the void hours, decisions may be made before we begin to enter the Mercury retrograde zone (July 26th, but the more distant from that date the better for major decisions and purchases). Moon squares the Sun in Cancer and Pluto in Capricorn. These are the cardinal signs and it's 2nd quarter Moon, all indicating progress and milestones. Scorpio Moon 9:13 pm draws us inward to more personal priorities. It's a good night for journaling or otherwise reflecting.  Today's color is Black.

Friday: Scorpio Moon opposes Uranus, meets Jupiter and engages with Saturn, Mars and Venus as well. Relationships and relationship with self, loyalty/fidelity, and how much is too much are today's main focus. If an argument flares, it may not be easy to resolve. Today's color is Maroon/dark red.

Saturday: Scorpio Moon aligns with Neptune in Pisces and Pluto in Capricorn. The Moon also squares Mercury at a degree Mercury will retrace during the retrograde. Questions or issues that come up today may remain in process and thread through the next month and a half. It's a decent day to start therapy of some kind or a spiritual practice. Honor your feelings and physical body. Music, film, creative projects, and reorganizing are favored as is planting and gardening. Wear Indigo today.

Full Moon RoZoYo® Yoga 7-8:30 pm on Wednesday, July 25th at Brick Hill Park in South Portland. Sponsored by The Sunshine Factory, a unique wellness studio on Brick Hill in the Castle. Stop in to the studio, downstairs from the parking lot,  to sign in. Cupping will be offered from 5:30-6:30 for a small additional fee. This yoga is for every body and you have permission to do the parts of the practice that suit you. Astrology of this Lunar Eclipse in Aquarius woven through the practice. ($15 drop in, advance sign up not required. Rain location in the Sunshine Factory studio).

It's Robin's Zodiac Zone's birthday on July 22nd! 19 years of forecasts! While doing astrology charts for friends that summer, I had a brainstorm on the beach and decided to go home and start a website with my son, Devin (who was 9 at the time and is now a web developer. He knew how to create a simple website and we did!). Forecasts have always been free and here for you. The morning radio broadcasts began the following May. Robin's Zodiac Zone was never planned, it just happened!
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Thank you! Robin


Saturday, July 7, 2018

Robin's Zodiac Zone July 8th-July 14th 2018: New Moon Solar Eclipse

Sunday: Waning Moon in Taurus. Do what grounds you and makes you feel stable or help someone else achieve that feeling.The Sun aligns with Neptune for emotional self expression and water sports and pleasures. Today's color is Green.

Monday: Venus moves to Virgo at 10:32 pm EDT. For Venus's last hours in Leo, perhaps do something fun, leisurely or glamorous. A celebration is nicely timed, as is a vacation day. Void Moon in Taurus until 12:09 am to 12:58 pm EDT and then in Gemini. Take the morning easy. It's likely that few of us will feel very motivated. Afternoon hours are more reliable for work and business. Mercury squares Jupiter and Moon squares Venus which makes it tough to get everyone on the 'same page' so it's possible not much will go forward. Moon is waning anyway, so perhaps be patient. Today's color is Pink.

Tuesday: Venus is now in earthy Virgo. This is not the most romantic sign for the planet of love. We may be picky and finicky with our partners. Notice if you become overly critical. Chilling out may be necessary anytime during these weeks. Gemini Moon with varied aspects, and Jupiter stations direct in Scorpio at 1:02 pm. The Moon is void from 4 pm EDT on. Scattered looks like a key word for today and especially tonight. Enjoy people and create easygoing circumstances. Anything else will feel frustrating at best. Today's color is Yellow.

Wednesday: Yesterday's forecast continues to apply under the void of course Moon waiting to move to Cancer at 1:59 pm EDT. Easy, breezy, not too attached to expectations-that's the way to go. Cancer Moon opposes Saturn with some serious vibes about upcoming decisions and crossroads the eclipse is about to bring. This may be a day to reflect, reconsider, or just try to forget everything pending for a little while if all has become too stressful. Today's color is Blue.

Thursday: New Moon with a solar eclipse in Cancer. It occurs at 10:48 pm EDT opposite Pluto which means both Sun and Moon oppose the dark, mysterious planet. This will unearth, call forth, and heighten emotions of all sorts. Cancer is the sign of family, home, motherhood, and so circumstances involving relatives, wills and legacies, family property and household all come into serious play. Eclipses accelerate major changes. Today's color is White.

Friday: New Moons are for fresh starts and change. Even positive changes create stress which can range from healthy to unhealthy. The shifts and changes eclipses initiate are often unplanned for. Uncertainty also fuels stress. So be gentle with yourself and others through family changes, new news, and the adjustments coming now and all summer long. The early hours are void Moon in Cancer which could be cranky or just leisurely depending on your circumstances.  Leo Moon on the scene 1:31 pm EDT and square to Uranus in Taurus. You'll notice more strong will and perseverance then. This is when some will move from emotions to actions. Uranus in Taurus is still new to us too and we're adjusting to the cycles and aspects of Uranus in an earth sign interacting with other heavenly bodies. it may literally or metaphorically be rocking our world. There's a Wow factor at play today. And at 1:12 am EDT (which is actually today Pacific time) Mars in Aquarius opposes the Leo Moon. All this fixed sign energy could bring out controlling attributes or attempts to control, and those who feel they know what's 'right' will be very opinionated or willful in their pursuit of that. Side note: it could be a fun night if you're not under pressure or stress and not around controlling or volatile people. Today's color is Gold.

Saturday: Leo Moon meets Mercury. Now this looks like a social, party, people oriented day/night. Venus aligns with Saturn in Virgo and Capricorn for problem solving and resolving relationship issues or finding common ground in other partnerships. Decide together on how to proceed and what you can both accept. It may be easier to feel positivity and optimism. It's a fine day to gather with family or friends or even for a first date.  Today's color is Orange.
Note: Mercury retrograde is only days away, beginning on the 26th and lasting until August 19th. With the energy of a New Moon it may be time for a major decision. Leo Moon is fixed and adds to the long term effect of agreements, commitments and promises we make now. The more time before the retrograde you give yourself, the better. Some things may be best put off until very late August or September. See what your gut says and go with your strongest inner voice. If there's a feeling of distrust or strong uncertainty, just wait it out.

Our next Full Moon Yoga outdoors (or inside The Sunshine Factory South Portland, Maine) is July 25th, Wednesday at 7-8:30 pm. Yoga outdoors in the beautiful park up high at Brick Hill South Portland. Essential oils for Full Moon energies will be offered optionally.  The Crown chakra and sense of community will be part of this astrological RoZoYo yoga practice. All levels are welcome including beginner and first time yoga students. $15 drop in rate
Cupping available before class 5:30-6:30 pm in the studio. See The Sunshine Factory site for info.