Friday, May 27, 2016

Robin's Zodiac Zone Weekly Forecast May 30th to June 5th, 2016

Monday: Pisces to Aries Moon, Mercury trine Pluto

It's the kind of day where things sneak up on you. Pisces Moon has one aspect, with Mars retrograde, at 7:10 pm and is then void of course until 9:09 pm.  It could be a relaxing day. What we need to prepare for or attend to is feelings that simmer below the surface.  Mars in Scorpio is like bubbling lava and can overflow with any amount of stimulation.  Mercury and Pluto align for secret or quiet conversations with undercurrent of a different, yet also powerful, quality. Something is quietly decided without common knowledge.  Agreements may be made. There's a taste of conspiracy in the air.  There's a willingness to discuss what was considered taboo. It all makes for an interesting day where intuition plays an important role.  Aries Moon starts at 9:09 pm setting up a fast paced business week after Memorial Day in the USA. Today's color is orange.

Tuesday: Aries Moon

Aries Moon is in harmony with Venus and the Sun in Gemini and Saturn retro in Sagittarius.  It's a day of action on what's been pending, meetings and conversations, networking and decisions.  If you like plenty of excitement and interaction, this is your kind of day. Accept an invitation. Enjoy a fun date. Wear red.

Wednesday: Void of course Moon

At 11:42 am EDT, the Moon is void of course in Aries until 10:46 pm. A tricky meeting between Moon and Uranus happens at 11:42 and Pluto is square the Aries Moon.  Emotional or reactive patterns are easily triggered.  Practice self control and awareness and take your time responding. It's a better day for fun than it is for serious business or decisions.  At 10:46 pm the Moon shifts to more traditional and grounded Taurus. The Sun is squaring Neptune in mutable signs Gemini and Pisces. This challenges us not to run away, to speak the truth and tune into anything deceptive.  Check into anything that seems too good to be true.  Be as realistic as possible.  Today's color is yellow.

Thursday: Taurus Moon

We're approaching New Moon, so these are days of reconsiderations and review.  Taurus Moon aligns with Neptune and Jupiter for healing, creating, and doing something worthwhile.  It's a gardener's day. Even if you don't work outside, consider and tend to what you're hoping will grow and bloom.  Enjoy the pleasures of nature and all your senses. Build and design.  Today's color is green.

Friday: Sun & Venus oppose Saturn

Oppositions dominate the zodiac. It's a day of polarities and attempts to find balance and agreement.  In relationships, sort things out and see if the common ground is solid.  Saturn is retrograde so there may be follow up in the future.  The real stuff of life comes up strong and heavy.  There's no skirting an issue or pretending something doesn't matter.  Venus also squares Neptune and it's good to be aware of potential deception or outright lies that are destroying a relationship.  This can also be a challenge to be more romantic, caring, imaginative versus always serious and stern.  Question and be curious.  Don't be misled.  It's a complex set of aspects including Taurus Moon, a sign that likes security and comfort. Yet today, Venus in Gemini stirs things up to set relationships right, in the end. Wear pink.

Saturday: New Moon

Gemini New Moon is at 11:00 pm EDT. Mercury is direct. It's go time. Granted, Mars and Saturn will stall certain things for a longer while. Saturn opposes the Moon today while Venus meets the Moon. Yesterday's relationship "business" takes a new turn. Venus squares Jupiter in Virgo. Sort things out or go your separate ways. Where is the space for growth, joy and abundance? Follow that route. Create happiness for yourself. Gemini energy is light and joyful, though there are pulls in other directions too. What blocks your own joy and light? Is it something you can free yourself from? That's this New Moon's message, and it's one of movement. Banish stagnant energy. Make some sort of move, no matter how small, toward more happiness.  Think things out intelligently. There's room to blend emotion and logic. Today's color is yellow.

Sunday: Gemini Moon

The Gemini Moon is new and opens the path for change and growth during this lunar cycle.  Many things happening now will be revisited and drawn to conclusion during Full Moon, the 2nd in a row in Sagittarius.  Sagittarius and Gemini are mutable signs, with likenesses and strong differences too. If you're in conflict or opposition right now, it may be extreme and confusing.  Do things to alleviate anxiety and stress. It's a sociable day, but if that's too overwhelming this weekend, do your own thing. Breathe well, as Gemini rules the lungs and breathing.  The nervous system may need some soothing today.  Talk with a trusted friend if you need to process what's going on in your life.  Listen well while the Moon is in the communication sign.  Today's color is blue.

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Monday: Sagittarius Moon

The Full Moon feeling extends into Monday as the Sag Moon forms a trine to Uranus in Aries. Trines facilitate, and with this fire angle sudden action is likely. This may come in the form of natural occurrences or human-made events. This trine can inspire wild ideas that just might work, or instigate trouble that happens fast. Keep your eyes on the road and feet firmly planted.  Stay flexible on this day post Mercury retrograde. Changes of schedule are probable as the Moon is void of course from 11:37 am EDT until Tuesday at 1:34 am.  Quick thinking required. Respond the best you can if put on the spot for solving, saving, or stepping in as a replacement.  If it's a day off, enjoy a field trip, dive into a good book and break from the usual. Have a new experience under Sagittarius Moon.  Today's color is red.

Tuesday: Capricorn Moon, Venus in Gemini

At 5:45 am EDT, Venus moves to Gemini. It's time to get out of the house to enjoy events and people. Find pleasure in short trips or daily commutes. Update or upgrade your vehicle, be it two wheels or four.  Take scenic routes for a change.  Meet new friends and consider being part of a group or class. Gemini is a sign of learning too, so a course in an area of strong interest could also provide friendship and social occasions (something that doesn't feel like school preferably).  This is a flirtatious few weeks suited to dating.  Today, Venus also opposes Mars retrograde in Sagittarius. Be careful of flare ups in relationships. Avoid blaming, instigating, or pointless debates. Travel plans hit snags on days like this.  Aside from the Venus action that dominates the day, we have Capricorn Moon for the areas under construction, the systems that need to be revised or put in place, and what's often known as Mercury retrograde "cleanup". Deal with the mess and the unfinished.  Today's color is blue.

Wednesday: Capricorn Moon

Capricorn Moon is busy and influenced by several planets including Jupiter, Neptune and Pluto. It's a multi-task day. Areas highlighted include health, service for the greater good, and internal struggles or just plain introspection. Review where you've been, how you got to this point, and determine a next step.  Power plays are likely. If you suspect that's happening, you might do something to head it off. Check a couple of marks on the to-do list and feel progress. As the Moon wanes, there's a trimming of excess. Maybe today you let something go for now or for good because it's too much work, a drain, or not really a priority. Make outdoor projects happen on this earth sign day. Void of course Moon starts at 9:11 pm EDT. Wear the color green.

Thursday: Jupiter square Saturn retrograde, Aquarius Moon

As Jupiter squares Saturn we reach a definitive turning point. The effects are broad and long term rather than being about the events of today. We could definitely see (or have just seen) global news about areas where progress is difficult though the world is being challenged to evolve and progress. Saturn is retrograde so stuck points may be obvious,  politically, internationally, in relationship to global business, and maybe in our personal lives. It kind of depends how much your chart reflects and aligns with Jupiter and Saturn's Virgo and Sagittarius placements right now.  All in all, on this mutable square, act in good faith, use your instincts to determine if other parties are doing the same.  I don't love this day for acting on something important since these two planets in this arrangement are reputed for bad timing. However, the effect is not just about today and the square has been influencing us for days to weeks and will continue to do so. Saturn is retrograde until August 13th, just for reference.  Aquarius Moon replaces the void Moon time at 10:27 am EDT. Aquarius has vision and engineering/design skills.  Venus, Mars and the Sun harmonize with the Moon so many things go well and happen easily.  That seems like a contradiction to the Jupiter/Saturn square. Use your instincts and question motives. If your sense is that the answer is yes (or no), say so and act accordingly.  Today's color is light blue.

Friday: Mars retrograde in Scorpio, Aquarius Moon

The Moon is in Aquarius. Take care of technical work and things that need to be restored or repaired. The Moon squares Mercury challenging us to make longer term plans and come up with solutions. Share possible ideas and keep an open mind. Saturn retrograde in Sagittarius aligns with Aquarius Moon. This could lead to rethinking and revising in order to integrate something unique or new with what's already been established. Brainstorm even if you're not ready for final decisions. Mars moves back into Scorpio and we'll retrace some feelings that are unresolved and involve anger, passion, bravery and willingness to take action.  It may be challenging not to move back into jealousy, vengefulness or resentment.  A retrograde can be considered a new chance for healing, though it may not be easy. Mars is retro in Scorpio until June 29th. Fixed sign action today leads to permanence and long term effects. Minds may be hard to change and arguments can result. Different visions of the same thing may be obvious. Be as clear as possible as you work through such things.  Today's color is turquoise, a communication color.

Saturday: Aquarius to Pisces Moon

The Aquarius Moon aligns with Uranus for a wild and wacky day. Maybe it'll be fun,  maybe it's a good idea to be a bit cautious. Uranus is in fiery Aries and Aquarius is an air sign, feeding fire. Precautions with fire are always a good idea. Spontaneous fun and friendly gatherings are favored. At 4:19 pm EDT the Moon is void of course briefly until 5:06 pm and then in water sign Pisces. The lure of lake, ocean, boating, paddling, and other water activities remains for the remainder of the weekend and Monday.  Moon squares Mars and stubborn opinions are expressed. Don't let old grudges spoil a good time.  Today's color is green.

Sunday: Pisces Moon

The Moon makes a wide variety of aspects today. Pisces Moon is generally a creative and emotionally sensitive time. Moods may change through out the day and evening.  Moon opposite Jupiter in Virgo could lead to excess. Think moderation.  Moon square Saturn retrograde is an unstable influence. Things may seem to be "all over the place" today. At least with so much mutable sign action, the negative can be transformed with effort and willingness.  Plant, garden, play or hang out by the water.  Soothing influences and environments rule. Today's color is blue.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Robin's Zodiac Zone Weekly May 16th to 22nd, 2016: Mercury Retrograde ends

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Monday: Virgo to Libra Moon

The Virgo Moon aligns with the Sun, increasing productivity and confidence. It's a void Moon from 5:20 am so keep tasks routine and paced.  People should be in sociable moods and willing to help. Ask a favor if needed, but make sure it's not forgotten in the void of course transition. Lateness could be an issue today. Libra Moon at 1:33 pm aligns with Mars retro in Sagittarius tonight. Retrograde reconnections and old stuff comes up and may be resolved. Be very fair and try to be less judgmental and consider the complete picture.  Today's color is lavender.

Tuesday: Libra Moon

Libra Moon, sign of justice, connects with Saturn retrograde. Some of the serious business of life, law, and responsibility come up. Intensity heightens. Judgment calls will be made. It's still a better time for temporary fixes and trial periods, though some long term decisions are likely. Leave room for adjustments as you see how things evolve.  Today's color is black.

Wednesday: Libra Moon

Libra Moon is void of course at 11:23 am EDT until 2:29 am on Thursday. Adjust for your time zone. Do business and have meetings before the void Moon starts in order to increase chances of follow through. Many things are forgotten during the Libra v.o.c. Moon. Uranus and Pluto influence the Libra Moon, and this isn't always easy. Spontaneous trouble shooting may be needed. Inner thoughts and feelings preoccupy. Try not to let them get you down and avoid negative judgments of your self as well as others. It's free-ing to let go of old patterns, if possible. Today's color is indigo blue.

Thursday: Scorpio Moon

The Moon moves to Scorpio at 2:29 am EDT.  Plant, fish, create abundance. Follow your passions. Tame obsessive thoughts and tendencies. Get fixed on something good. Live and let live. Privacy is important today. Check privacy settings. Be conservative with money, but do something with it. Invest wisely with money and time.  Carve out some time for yourself. Full Moon warms up for Saturday. Maroon is today's color.

Friday: Scorpio Moon, Sun moves to Gemini

It's Gemini time as of 10:36 am EDT. This is the cusp. The Moon opposes Mercury retrograde and something is back up for discussion or trying again.  Converse about it, and save the final word for Monday or later.  Interesting and insightful thoughts enter for contemplation and action to be taken soon. Mercury retro ends on Sunday and it'll be a better time for deciding. Sun in Gemini makes way for venus in a few days. Taurus, enjoy your Venus days with who and what you love and cherish and reach out for what you need while the planet of harmony favors you most. Yellow is today's color.

Saturday: Sagittarius Full Moon

I see this as a Full Moon of first attempts that may take another month or so. Two Full Moons in Sagittarius, in a row, with 4 retrograde planets this first time around, indicates exploration of a good plan including education, a move, or something else that takes you places. However, Mars retro is next to this Full Moon and Mercury is across from it.  Let things evolve. Give freedom and have some for yourself. Avoid pressure. That may be tough since Full Moons intensify what exists, but buy yourself time if that's what your intuition says.  Open your mind without fixing it on one thing. Sagittarius Full Moon is mutable and that means movement and change. Many things will be in process and need some more time to sort out. Truths emerge, whether easy or ready or not. In the absence of anything too heated or overpowering, enjoy and be reasonably adventurous. Today's color is white.

Sunday: Mercury Direct

Mercury stations at 9:20 am. This is not a predictable day. Sun opposes Mars and Full Moon is still present. Try to keep expectations and emotions in check. Feel what you feel but avoid spilling it out into drama or events that affect other people. In other words, don't take it out on the world.  Practice patience. Be kind-to yourself and others. There's a lot going on and some understanding goes a long way.  Moon meets Saturn and brings up real, pressing life stuff. Re-read yesterday's for more about today. Wear purple.

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Robin's Zodiac Zone Weekly Astrology May 9th to 14th, 2016

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Monday: Jupiter Direct in Virgo

Jupiter is retrograde for about 50% of your life, so in a way there's nothing unusual about the period of time we just went through since fall. If you were able to learn, grow, expand upon something, revive a project or relationship, or finally connect with the health advice or diagnosis you needed, wonderful! Those things may all move with more fluidity and less effort now. Of course, 4 other planets appear to be moving backwards in the heavens (yes, it's really an illusion and illusion can be a problem now). But overall, if you're a Virgo, work in service to others, are manifesting your own life purpose, and trying to attract more prosperity and make healthy changes, Jupiter direct is a little bonus to help keep the flow going. Jupiter turns direct today at 8:14 am EDT in Virgo.

The Moon is void of course in Gemini, a scattered and spacey time when mental challenges are tough. Relaxing, exercising and focusing on organization are good ways to spend the morning. At !:24 pm EDT, the Moon ends a 12 hour void time and shifts to water sign Cancer. The Sun meets Mercury, and it's time to revise a statement or be willing to change your strongly held opinion. People will speak ab out their deepest, most firmly entrenched beliefs. Venus aligns with Neptune for romantic gestures and creative endeavors.  Today's color is white.

Tuesday: Cancer Moon

The planets are very communicative today, with a wide variety of influences. Moon opposes Pluto in a monthly pattern that requires acknowledging emotion even if you cannot act on the feeling.  Family and home are priorities.  Venus forms a lovely trine to Jupiter in Taurus/Virgo, enhancing love and relationship. The Moon aligns with Venus and Mercury retro, turning attention back to things or people you care for deeply, even if there's been estrangement or a leaving.  It may be only in the mind that you experience any of this. There's no need to act unless you're ready and willing. Sentiment is strong today, and reminiscing will be natural.  Today's color is pink.

Wednesday: Cancer to Leo Moon

In the wee hours, the Moon and Sun align, then Uranus adds impact from Aries. Check emails and messages right away in case of last minute changes. At 3:34 am EDT the Moon is void of course until 5:32 pm EDT. Be gentle and take your time with things today. No pushing or coercing. Tonight's Leo Moon inspires some fun, competition and action. Play games, go out and see friends.  Wear orange.

Thursday: Leo Moon, Mercury trine Pluto

Warming Leo Moon aligns with Saturn and Mars retrograde in Sagittarius. Old business can result in headaches and heartaches, but this is a revision time and Leo Moon adds optimism and a can-do attitude. Some things will require more effort now, including travel arrangements, long distance business and getting shipping timely and right. Sagittarius, you may be experiencing this quite a lot. For all of us, patience and warmth go a long way. Where might you take a more easy, playful or amused attitude rather than focusing on complaints and frustrations. Events and decisions take their own sweet time now. Mercury retrograde and Pluto align and we can be productively reflective and thoughtful today, possibly seeing things in a different light. Awareness can be a quiet, solitary process. Give yourself time to think or to not think about anything at all and let fresh ideas move in on their own, when you're not trying so hard. Today's color is gold.

Friday: Mercury conjunct Venus in Taurus, Venus trine Pluto

Reconnect with the past. It'll happen unintentionally too. This looks like a day of reunions, forgiveness, overdue conversations, and chance encounters.  Live for the day, enjoy reconciliations and getting together, but keep promises for another time. See how things go. Be caring and genuine. The morning is best for shopping or business transactions and meetings. The afternoon void of course Moon is 1:02 pm through 1:52 am EDT on Friday. Have some fun. Aspects are quite good and maybe this will be a loving and lucky day for you! Today's color is yellow.

Saturday: Virgo Moon

Virgo Moon begins at 1:52 am, and the Moon squares Mars in Sagittarius. Mars is retro and the details of things, like travels, tests or contracts come up for some problem solving.  It may be inconvenient and some will over react, triggered by Mars.  Otherwise, do practical things like clean, organize, and sort. Be careful you don't toss something you'll wish you held onto.  Take a grounded approach. Today's color is brown.

Sunday: Virgo Moon conjunct Jupiter

Virgo Moon meets Jupiter, now direct, in their first encounter like this since late summer. There are many other aspects, but this is a day of growth, prosperity, attention to both details and the big picture. Envision and manifest.  Mercury retrograde is in harmony with the Moon, bringing up past personal or work things for new resolution and understanding.  Today's color is green.