Week of June 8, 2015

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Easy going week ahead as long as we don’t forget Mercury in Gemini is crawling along towards the moment it stations direct and Neptune in Pisces is stationing retrograde shortly thereafter. Oh yeah . . . Saturn returns to Scorpio on Sunday. But other than those three events, it’s a great week. 🙂

Fire and air signs completely rule the skies this week now that Venus has entered Leo, giving us four planets in fire until Saturn moves back into Scorpio on Sunday. Jupiter in Leo, Saturn in Sagittarius and Uranus in Aries are the other three. The Sun, Mercury and Mars are all in airy Gemini leaving only Neptune in Pisces representing water and Pluto in Capricorn, earth. What this means is we will be long on enthusiasm and theories but short on empathy and pragmatism. Did I mention Mercury was still retrograde until Thursday? All too often plans made when Mercury is retrograde or at a standstill end up being revised considerably.

The litany of aspects between those fire and air planets is long and begins on Monday with a sextile between the Gemini Sun and Jupiter in Leo, followed by Mars in Gemini sextile Uranus in Aries in the wee hours Tuesday morning. Then we have Mercury in Gemini sextile Venus in Leo and the Gemini Sun sextile Uranus in Aries on Wednesday. That’s a LOT of wildly creative, vibrant energy swirling around! Very exciting!

I really hate to rain on people’s parade but it may be wise to resist the temptation to immediately implement those brilliant ideas filling our heads the first part of the week. If you think of them as rough drafts instead it would be good. We have some speed bumps the latter half of the week plus potential verbal explosions when the Gemini Sun conjoins Mars on Sunday. Write those ideas down and prepare to make some serious revisions in the coming weeks.

I don’t see Mercury and Neptune stations as negative events but they do require us to slow down and pay attention. Running head long through dense fog isn’t too bright and we may have some dense mental fog to navigate Thursday and Friday. In this extremely fast paced world where we can communicate almost instantly around the globe via the internet, when something occurs to prevent that from happening people freak out. Take it from an old lady who remembers what it was like before email, texts and all the delights of smart phones, etc, it won’t be the end of the world.

Saturn creeps back into Scorpio on Sunday where it will remain until mid-September. This is the last visit for another twenty nine years. Whew! It only moves back to 28° before going direct August 1, 2015. Saturn moving back and forth over 28° and 29° speaks clearly of the need for closure of some kind. I bet most of us already know exactly what needs to be concluded for once and for all, don’t we?

Mutable Pisces Moon Monday and Tuesday will help us remain flexible and open to adapting to whatever occurs. When the Moon moves into Aries on Wednesday it can increase the tension and generally pushiness. Thursday is cardinal crunch day when the Aries Moon squares Pluto early and conjoins Uranus in the afternoon. Impatience may make people very short tempered and feelings could get stomped on. After the Moon enters earthy Taurus on Friday morning it will help us pace ourselves and take stock of what has happened over the course of the week. We still have a Taurus Moon Saturday which is good for working in the garden and around the house. On Sunday the Moon arrives in Gemini during the morning and entices us to call some friends and play.

All we need to gain the most benefit from this week is be smart and move slowly. Inspiration can be refined and hammered into something truly helpful for ourselves and others. You can always run your best ideas past a solid, pragmatic earth sign friend before making them public. Please don’t forget to practice patience!

Note: Timing is averaged for EDT to PDT.

Image: © Michael Parkes

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