The Planets this Week: June 25 - July 1, 2017

June 26, 2017
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The Planets this Week: June 25 - July 1, 2017

What do the planets have in store for us this week?

Summer has officially begun in the Northern Hemisphere (and Winter in the Southern Hemisphere). The Summer Solstice occurs around June 21 or so, when the Sun enters the Cardinal sign of Cancer.

The Summer Solstice coincides with the Sun moving into Cancer. Cancer is symbolized by the Crab, which makes a lot of sense when you take that sensitive, emotional nature into account. When things get tense, Cancer goes into self-protection mode, pulling into its shell until the trouble clears.

A Cardinal Water Sign, emotional Cancer is ruled by the Moon, which explains that ultra-sensitive moodiness. But Cancer isn’t all about protecting itself; not even close. This sign is the caretaker of the Zodiac, who will go to great lengths to keep its loved ones safe and supported. Cancers are nothing if not deeply connected with their families, and would do anything for their friends as well — even if it doesn’t always seem like it. Cancer can come across as a very introverted sign, but that doesn’t mean they don’t care. This sign can get so emotional that it doesn’t know how to express itself, and there’s that handy shell again, ready for Cancer to retreat to.

We also have a New Moon in Cancer and Mercury moved into Cancer so there’s a lot of watery energy during these hot summer weeks!

Mercury is very busy this week with its many aspects to other planets. The way you communicate has a lot to do with the planet Mercury, which is often called the planet of communication and also rules your thought processes, your logic (or lack thereof), your intellectual ideas and the way you get those ideas across to the world.

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The Planets this Week: June 11 - 17, 2017

June 12, 2017
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The Planets this Week: June 11 - 17, 2017

What do the planets have in store for us this summer? Now is the best time to see what’s ahead this season according to your sign and make the most of these planetary alignments.

If you’re an Aries the New Moon on the 23rd is the best time of the entire year to tackle household matters. Relocating, purchasing a home or launching a renovation project are all favored during the second half of June.

For Taurus Venus, your ruling planet, moves into your sign on June 6th, causing your star power to burn more brightly than ever. Use it to attract love, money, luck and creative opportunity.

For Gemini, on July 4th, Venus moves into your sign, enhancing your natural wit, charm and intelligence. Don’t be surprised when you become a love magnet. For Cancer, the Full Moon on July 8th brings exciting news from your business or romantic partner. Take this opportunity to celebrate your mutual victory over a lavish dinner.

What about if you’re a Virgo then on July 25th Mercury, your ruling planet, enters your sign giving added force to your brilliant ideas and creative suggestions. It’s a great time to make a public presentation or give a professional talk. How about for Capricorn? The Full Moon rises in your sign on July 8th, marking a fabulous personal transformation. You may complete an assignment or journey that puts you on a brand new path at this time.

And Pisces? Ambitious Saturn goes direct in your Professional Sector on August 25th, allowing you to make progress in your career. A desirable position could finally become available or a big promotion could come through.

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The Planets this Week: June 4 - 10, 2017

June 5, 2017
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The Planets this Week: June 4 - 10, 2017

What do the planets have in store for us this week?

There’s a few planetary shifts happening this week. The first is Mars moving into Cancer where it will be until July 20th. This isn’t the most comfortable placement for Mars, but not completely terrible. Mars is the planet of action, the will to do, aggression, physical exertion, and the libido. Cancer is a reactive sign of nurturing, family, protection, imagination, motherhood, and origins.

Next up is Venus moving into Taurus on Tuesday. Under the influence of Venus in Taurus, and depending on how this transit affects your birth chart, you could find yourself indulging in the sensual side of life. You’re likely to take your time expressing warmth and affection toward your sweetie, and will likewise revel in receiving physical contact.

Next up is a Full Moon in Sagittarius. During the Sagittarius Full Moon, you’re likely to be in a jolly mood that makes you feel truly alive. Recent steps you have taken to add some zest to your life are working. No longer plagued by feelings of boredom, you are more able to enjoy getting up when the promise of a fun day lies ahead of you. Give yourself a pat on the back for taking charge of your own well-being.

After a four month retrograde period, Jupiter planet of luck and good fortune turns direct. When Jupiter is retrograde in Libra, from February 5 through June 9, 2017, that expansive energy turns inward. During this phase, we are challenged to take stock of our beliefs and ideals, and be honest with ourselves about whether the lives we’re living truly match our most cherished beliefs.

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The Planets this Week: May 21 - 27, 2017

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The Planets this Week: May 21 - 27, 2017

What do the planets have in store for us this week?

The Sun is now in Gemini so it’s Gemini season! The Sun moved into Gemini where it will be until June 20th. Under the Gemini Sun, and depending on its influence to your natal chart, your social life is likely to get a big boost. You’ll be in the mood to connect, and will have fun meeting fascinating people who open your mind to new ways of seeing the world. Your networking skills are in top form — make a point of getting out and talking about your dreams for the future!

Mental energy will be high, and your mind might be a bit scattered, but your insatiable curiosity could take you in all sorts of interesting directions. You might find yourself drawn to taking classes, surfing the internet, or reading a variety of magazines and books. There’s an urge to learn new things, but you might have a hard time settling your mind on one subject for too long. Without variety, you get easily bored.

On Thursday, we also have a New Moon in Gemini which stirs up a plethora of fancies in your head; so many, in fact, that you may walk into a wall if you don’t pay attention to where you’re going! Those who find you staring off into space think you are in a fog belt, when you are actually immobilized by thoughts of a gazillion possibilities. You won’t need too much outside stimulation to incite more activity in your head, you’ve got plenty of your own. Maybe there is a best-selling novel brewing in your brain that begs to be brought to life. Maybe you’re thinking about learning some new languages. You may even want to learn something new and completely different.

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The Planets this Week: April 23 - 29, 2017

April 24, 2017
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The Planets this Week: April 23 – 29, 2017

What do the planets have in store for us this week?

On Friday, love planet moves into Aries where it will be until June 6th. While Venus is in Aries, and depending on how this influence affects your birth chart, your love life could be quite exciting! You might find yourself being bolder than usual, taking risks and acting on your ardent impulses. Romance can be steamy and you’re open to experimentation — just watch out for getting carried away by your passions and be sure to take care of yourself.

If you’re single, this is an ideal transit for initiating new relationships, and you’ve got the confidence to go after what you want. Of course, what you want could change from moment to moment. The hunt might be what thrills you most right now, while the everyday work of relationship could feel stifling. If you’re in a partnership, break up familiar routines with an infusion of novelty — surprise your sweetie by taking him or her on an unexpected outing, wearing a sexy new outfit, or trying an innovative approach to lovemaking.

Also this week, we have a New Moon in Taurus. The Taurus New Moon slows down your energy level as you mull over more practical concerns of living and life. This earthy moon propels you to work hard but at the end of the day, still wants you to take it easy and enjoy some of your hard earned cash. Make a list of items that you need to feel secure. If some of those items on the list are beyond your means, you may consider what you need to curb or grow in order to get the things you deserve. That be taking a second job or making some minor investments.

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The Planets this Week: April 16 - 22, 2017

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The Planets this Week: April 16 - 22, 2017

What do the planets have in store for us this week? The headline of the week is the Sun moving into Taurus on Wednesday where it will be until May 20th. Under the influence of the Taurus Sun, and depending on its transits to planets in your natal chart, you may find yourself slowing down and taking time to enjoy life’s simple pleasures. Creature comforts become more of a priority, and you’re tuned into the sensual side of life. Gardening, spending time in nature, and nurturing your body with loving care are some possible expressions.

On Thursday, Mercury moves into Aries so your mind could be functioning at top speed and in short bursts of activity. You might not have a lot of patience to focus on one idea for too long, instead burning through one thought quickly and moving on to the next. Instead of weighing all the pros and cons of a situation, you may tend to make snap judgments based more on instinct than logic.

Also on Thursday, Pluto turns retrograde until September 28th. Occasionally the Pluto retrograde period is characterized by painful loss, or events and circumstances in your life that are far beyond your control. In many ways, Pluto represents factors that are much larger than any individual; it is the planet of human evolution, after all, and that trumps any single person. But for most of us, most of the time, Pluto retrograde periods offer us the chance to delve deeply into our own inner resources and determine what is most important, when all is said and done.

Finally, on Friday, Mars moves into Gemini where it will be until June 4th. During this time you could find yourself rather high-strung and have a lot of nervous energy. You could also have real trouble sitting still for long periods of time, which could lead to problems in school and on the job because you seem restless and bored (and maybe you are!).

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The Planets this Week: April 9 - 15, 2017

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The Planets this Week: April 9 - 15, 2017

What do the planets have in store for us this week?

The big news of the week is Mercury and Venus are changing direction! Mercury is turning retrograde and Venus will be moving forward again! Mercury Retrograde is a phenomenon that has worked its way into mass consciousness. The moment a communication snafu occurs, folks blame Mercury Retrograde! The truth is, not all miscommunications can be laid at the feet of this little planet. But it does behoove us to observe a few simple principles about this event.

Mercury appears to turn backward in its path around the Zodiac three times every year, for about twenty-one or twenty-two days at a time. So every four months, you get a three-week pause in which to catch up on old correspondence, read the book that’s been sitting on your nightstand and make phone calls to friends and family.

Also, love planet Venus will finally moves forward again. It has been retrograde since March 4th. Venus is our next-door neighbor here in the solar system, and therefore it is retrograde the least amount of time of all the planets — only once every 18 months, for about 6 weeks at a time. That amounts to about seven percent of the time, total.

When Venus, the Planet of Love, goes retrograde, it’s no surprise that relationship issues come right to the surface. Things you (or your lover!) have simply been tolerating all of a sudden become intolerable. One or both of you may say or do things that you otherwise wouldn’t. Some folks have been known to make sudden, unilateral relationship moves when Venus was retrograde.

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The Planets this Week: April 2 - 8, 2017

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The Planets this Week: April 2 - 8, 2017

What do the planets have in store for us this week?

The astro headline of the week is love planet Venus moves backwards into Pisces where it will be until April 28th. During this time you may feel sweeter than sugar and softer than a pillow. You may find yourself acting like an incurable romantic, living in your own little dream world, at least as much as the cruel world will permit. You could be very detached from the reality you usually experience but you may be incredibly creative and open to inspiration. In fact, developing creativity and artistry will give you a great deal of satisfaction during this time. Let that motivate you but remember, this influence is retrograde so we may be redoing something from the past or completing a relationship from the past.

Also this week, Saturn, planet of karma, responsibility and restriction turns retrograde in Sagittarius until August 25th. Saturn already has the reputation of being a downer. How could four-and-a-half months of Saturn Retrograde possibly be a positive thing? Well, easily. Instead of getting more serious, folks back off a little bit. It’s a time to take a little breather from the usual breakneck pace that most people keep these days. Don’t worry, you’ll still get plenty of work done; it’s not like Saturn changes personality during this period. It’s just that the sense of urgency and anxiety relaxes somewhat. Doesn’t that sound like a relief?

But, Saturn is not well placed in Sagittarius. These two energies are fundamentally at odds with one another, with Saturn’s emphasis on restriction and responsibility against the freedom-loving, expansive, restless vibe of Sagittarius. Saturn will remain in Sagittarius until December 2017. Between now and December 2017, we’re likely to see an increasing focus on the world affairs governed by Sagittarius, such as religion, publishing and higher education.

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The Planets this Week: March 26 - April 1, 2017

March 27, 2017
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The Planets this Week: March 26 - April 1, 2017

What do the planets have in store for us this week?

The theme of new beginnings continues with the Aries New Moon. This energy could be the force behind some edgy impulses that need release. Having just completed a restive period, you’re ready for something exciting and new to begin. Brilliant schemes may be circulating in your brain. At the very least, you’re ready for something to happen and it will probably be by your own hand. With the New Moon in Aries, the first sign of the zodiac, this lunar phase marks energetic beginnings and fresh starts. You are hankering for some action.

Also this week we have an unusual and intense aspect when excessive Jupiter forms a square to fanatical and destructive Pluto. Things aren’t going quite as smoothly as we’d hoped. Although the drive to succeed is very strong and we feel perhaps a bit too confident, it seems that everyone keeps getting in the way of our potential success. It feels like ‘they’ are out to get us. This is what conspiracy theories are made of! We just can’t put things into proper perspective. Small things seem big and big ones seem minor.

Finally, the week ends when communication planet moves into Taurus. Under the influence of Mercury in Taurus your mind might operate slowly and methodically. You may find yourself taking your time to thoroughly consider an idea, thinking through all the details before making up your mind. You’re likely to have great mental focus, able to concentrate on the task at hand and see it all the way to the end.

Once you reach a conclusion, you might get so attached to it that you refuse to budge, even when presented with convincing evidence. Mental stubbornness is the downside of this influence — a willingness to consider others’ ideas and opinions will serve you well.

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The Planets this Week: March 19 - 25, 2017

March 20, 2017
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The Planets this Week: March 19 - 25, 2017

What do the planets have in store for us this week?

One of the headlines of the year is on Monday 20th we will be celebrating the Vernal Equinox. This marks the official start of spring, in the Northern Hemisphere. In the Southern Hemisphere it is the start of autumn.

The Spring Equinox occurs around March 20 each year, when the sun enters the Cardinal sign of Aries and the spring season officially begins in the Northern Hemisphere. The Sun rises due east and sets due west, no matter where on the planet you are. Days and nights are nearly equal.

Holidays during this time, such as Easter and Beltane, usually relate to fertility and the hope for successful crops in the field. Spring has been associated with burgeoning sexuality. In song, spring suggests the maiden or lad as they step into adulthood. Life offers many opportunities that have yet to be explored. Everything is fresh, new and exciting. Hormones act up and libidinal urges start to simmer within.

In the Southern Hemisphere, during the Autumn Equinox, the Sun rises due east and sets due west, no matter where on the planet you are. Days and nights are just about equal. Autumn marks the lengthening nights and darkening skies. Trees change colors as the leaves fall to the ground. The energy in the air has shifted from the extroverted, free-spirited nature of summer fun to a quieter, more reflexive foreshadowing of winter.

The equinox coincides with the start of the astrological new year and the Sun moving into Aries, the first sign of the zodiac.

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