What the Stars Say is pleased to present a deep dive into one of the most prominent astrological stories in the “Shit Show” known as 2020. The transit of Uranus in Taurus began in 2018, but now in summer of 2020 its influence is making itself quite clear as it disrupts the economy, weather, food production, supply chains, and sets off on a mission of Karmic Reckoning in many industries (tech, fashion, food/ag, finance, etc.). Enjoy the deep dive and may it result in you being more prepared and a better co-creator with astrology as this transit continues throughout the next six years.

Get your weekly cosmic forecast and a free astrology lesson in a new What The Stars Say video. The current week and retrograde season are covered, and you’ll get a breakdown in translating a current astrology aspect / transit with Mercury squaring Mars. This square puts our thoughts into action, or will it put your thoughts and actions in a tense tug-of-war? Watch and find out…

“Be kind, rewind!” is the message from the cosmos this week as three planets join Pluto in retrograde motion and the emotional intensity of last week’s Super Full Moon in Scorpio continues to influence us.

MONDAY, MAY 11: Saturn – already in the Aquarius constellation – moves into retrograde as Mercury squares Mars; suggesting restrictions on both thinking and acting. In the Capricorn constellation, the Moon merges with Pluto and causes us to dwell on deep and dark matters while its fellow luminary – the Sun – sextiles Uranus and brings unexpected and possibly disruptive information to the table.

TUESDAY, MAY 12: “The Messenger” planet Mercury is in the Gemini constellation and forming a trine to Saturn as its moved into retrograde in Aquarius. This is a lot of Air energy and our thought process are connecting up with the future systems and realities possible when Saturn moves into its final Aquarian position on the Winter Solstice. Pay attention to your thoughts and any messages that come your way today, because there’s a good chance you’re receiving data related to where you need to go next and/or about something important you’re overlooking and need to review.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 13: Venus comes to a complete standstill in Gemini as the planet of love and money moves into Retrograde. Find out what this retrograde means to you in “Venus Loves You In 2020.” This retrograde takes place on the relationship degree (21 degrees) so today marks the beginning of many weeks where you will be asked to re-examine all of your relationships – friends, lovers, business, family, and (perhaps most importantly) your relationship with yourself. Mars also moves into Pisces and in this position we face a conflict with freedom. This is, sadly, an ironic conflict at this time considering we are dealing with issues related to human rights and justice, as well as dealing with personal freedoms at risk throughout the globe since the “solution” presented involves tracking every moment (the opposite of “freedom”), and millions are sheltering in place and questioning how and when they will move freely in their daily lives.

THURSDAY, MAY 14: While the 2020 Retrograde Season is asking you to love yourself, Mars’ entrance into Pisces is asking you to confront freedom (or lack thereof) and also to to confront yourself. This confrontation is supported by last weeks’ Super Full Moon in Scorpio where we are provided with the courage to confront the dark side of ourselves and others, as well as all of the skeletons in the closet. This lunar energy will last for weeks, and Mars in Pisces supports the same theme and emotional confrontation. Many will feel like burning the old down so they can re-emerge like a Phoenix – but this, of course, requires sorting through what to burn and what to keep. Challenge yourself to sort through your emotional closets, and know the cosmos is supporting you and providing the mental health needed to confront it all.

FRIDAY, MAY 15: The Sun trines Pluto and wants to shine a light on what is dark, what needs destroyed, and any deceit needing exposed. Mercury trines Chiron providing a wonderful time for emotional conversations and healing. This is a solid day to work things out with someone you’ve been having difficulty with. Jupiter moves into Retrograde in Capricorn providing a chance for many to expand their thinking, skills, and deepen their spirituality over the next few months.

SATURDAY, MAY 16: The Sun joins Mars and Neptune in Pisces while Venus is forming a square to Neptune that will last for the next week. While all of this Pisces energy can help us explore the depths of our subconscious and continue to sort through the skeletons in the closet, it is placement that is also conducive to escapism, addiction, and wanting to live in fantasy rather than reality. Strive for realism and responsibility today, but allow yourself some time to daydream and dig deep. Pay attention to your dreams tonight.

SUNDAY, MAY 17: The Sun moves into a harmonious position to Saturn while the “Lord of Karma” and “Father of Time” is in the quirky Aquarius constellation in a retrograde motion. This trine position lasts until Monday, and suggests more downloads/insight/data coming in as to how you can better align on your path and re-oriented yourself moving forward.

CLICK HERE TO WATCH STARCAST MAY 2020 ASTROLOGY

Venus has been a blessing during the tumultuous cosmic year of 2020 and provided us with collective comfort as we confront major paradigm shifts. Although this is a general examination of Venus and does not take into account one’s personal natal placements and current transits, collectively, it’s clear Venus has been in the right place at the right time in early 2020. Here’s a run-down of her year so far:

As 2020 began, Venus was providing some much-needed love in the Capricorn constellation as a stellium of planets created what we’ve referred to as the “Least Fun Party Ever.” At this party, Jupiter was expanding others power and energy but had his own diminished and was treated like a rebellious child who just got grounded and cut off from his trust fund. Pluto was there to start a fight and demand redemption while Saturn was silently judging everyone and ready to fight Pluto. Venus, however, stayed at the party just long enough to say hello and leave before the fight began.

Venus escaped Capricorn on January 9, 2020, and went to hide out in the Aquarius constellation where she could bring us “collective love vibes” as we confronted the “Shit Show” – aka the fight that broke out at the party between Saturn and Pluto leaving us all in a global health and economic crisis. As the crisis unfolded, Venus went to Pisces to provide us support as we faced endings and impermanence – the end of lives, the risks many lives were in, and the end of life as we know it. Venus is exalted in Pisces, so even though we had a major cosmic battle happening, the planet of love was doing her best to send loving and supportive cosmic waves our way.

As we had to leap into action and response in early to mid-March, Venus went over to the fast acting and brave Aries constellation. At the end of March 2020 as many were sheltering-in-place, she entered into Taurus where Venus truly feels at home. During this time she reminded us of the joy that can be felt at home and in nature. Many people have found a walk in nature deeply beneficial to their mental and emotional health. Venus at home in Taurus resulted in Mother Earth getting a much needed break from everyday and industrial pollution, and in many first time gardeners. As Taurus also rules money, Venus in Taurus provided us with much needed financial support during this time (and she’ll have our back again when she enters the 2nd House in early 2021 and helps the United States in economic recovery).

Venus provided us with a blessed and rare alignment when she crossed the Pleiades on April 3, 2020. This crossing provided us with even more galactic support and grounding.

This early 2020 Venus recap is essential, because we need you to understand VENUS HAS BEEN THERE FOR YOU IN EARLY 2020. Give a planet some praise, alright? Give gratitude first, and then get ready to co-create with astrology because Venus is about to introduce her own Paradigm Shift into 2020.

On April 3, 2020, when Venus crossed the Pleiades she was on her way to the Gemini constellation. Let’s view this as Venus going home in Taurus to recharge after helping Earth and its beings all year. It wasn’t a complete break since she was still sending us “self-love vibes” and urging us to take care of ourselves during this difficult time.

Did you notice how Venus went through six different constellations in the first four months of 2020? She was rushing through, but as she enters Gemini she knows she’ll be in this one constellation for four long months. Why? Because she has to experience a retrograde cycle. Venus stations retrograde in Gemini on May 13, 2020, and then she stations direct on June 25, 2020, and continues to reside in Gemini until August 8, 2020. Essentially, she went home before making a long and strange trip.

Let’s explore this trip in the Twin Constellation of Gemini by examining the ways Venus is – yet again – showing us the ideal support needed in 2020.

  • Venus in Gemini favors skills and trades and gives us over a year’s span of time to learn and professionally grow at an accelerated rate. At a time when the job market is shifting, this is an incredibly blessing. Although Rahu in Sagittarius weakens traditional educational institutions, Venus in Gemini is all about practical and highly employable skills. This placement also favors working with hands so anyone in a skilled trade or hand-made goods will be blessed by Venus at this time.
  • Venus in Gemini supports rapid training as well! If you have to change jobs or industries, or want to expand and learn new skills this is an excellent time. Gemini is Mercurial so our thinking, learning, and thought process can be accelerated when it comes to Venus themes like finances/material resources, art, creativity, beauty, and nature.
  • Venus and Rahu in Gemini is rooting for local businesses! For the next year and a half, these two are putting the focus on local groups and businesses while detaching from large scale productions and organizations.
  • Venus in Gemini will help us overcome our fear of touch and awaken our need for curiosity, touch, and deep connections. We must be mindful of Gemini ruling arms and hands, and be not slack on washing our hands. This placement puts work with hands in favor, but neglects hand sanitizing. “Wash Your Hands!”
  • Venus in Gemini offers us an opportunity for higher expression and the ability to see ourselves as part of the whole. This influence makes it far easier for us to confront our shadow side and merge our own duality, as well as making it easier for us to see the duality in others. It will be easier to see other’s viewpoints, and this is critical during a time when some many forces are trying to divide us. Venus in Gemini encourages us to unite against opposing forces and merge with each other.
  • Venus in Gemini rules transportation on wheels (cars, planes, etc.), so short road trips are in and this is a blessing because at the same time changes with the Lunar Nodes and the Sagittarius constellation (plus, just current events in general) are going to put a serious damper on long-distance travel. Venus rescues us again by encouraging us to hit the road and explore locations closer to home we’ve never had a chance to see, to visit friends nearby, and use trips for connections and mental stimulation.
  • Venus in Gemini is all about being chatty, communicating, teaching and learning. Whether it’s IRL (in real life) or online, this transit will have us all connecting and reaching out far more.

This all sounds good and it is, but we also have some challenges and wild cards still out there.

Venus image by Space.com

Venus in Gemini rules air, lungs, and breathing. The retrograde cycle (May 13-June 25, 2020) could either accelerate the spread of a virus or slow it down. This is still a wild card.

The other wild card is will Venus in Gemini retrograde support the daily personal travel and transportation industry or will her retrograde grind it to a halt?

With Rahu joining Venus in Gemini there’s also the possibility of detachment from institutions (academia again) and organized religion. This time is about small groups, and it’s hyper-local and community driven. It will be interesting to see how this shift plays out on more outside, large -scale institutions and globalization in general.

Venus is about Love, Money, Desires, Art, Security, and Relationships. When the planet of love goes into retrograde, how will this affect us both personally and collectively? She’s had our back for so long, but what happens when she’s moving backwards?

It turns out, Mercury (ruler of Gemini )has Venus’ back during this time and slides into a supportive position right as she goes retrograde. However, on a personal level this might not feel like a supportive position to us during May as Venus and Mercury are both in Gemini and creating squares to Neptune. This results in us being tempted to give in to the illusion and fantasy, rather than the reality in our material and relationship realms.

There are many wild cards here since each person is in a unique position with how Venus is interacting with their natal / birth chart and the personal transits they’re experiencing at this time. Yet, collectively, there’s energy here for Venus in Gemini retrograde that can either deepen or destroy existing relationships. We can expect to hear about many new relationships and many divorces at the end of this retrograde cycle. But, what is also a wild card is how one chooses to handle the Venus frequency. Will you use this transit and retrograde to merge more with your loved one (Venus in Gemini at highest frequency), or will you choose the lower frequency and act in a duplicitous way and seek a connection outside of your partnership? Keep in mind Gemini is the Twins and Venus in Gemini is often voted “Most Likely to Cheat.”

Both Mercury and Venus retrogrades are notorious for causing people to reach out to former lovers (just to “check in” or full-on attempts to rekindle romance). Be wary of those with such strong desires they’re capable of destroying marriages and families. Be wary of your own unchecked desires, and know that you can communicate about uncharted sexual territory at this time. It’s a wonderful time to mix things up and deepen existing relationships, but it’s also a time many will choose the lower frequency and look elsewhere in their need to mix things up.

On the personal relationship and passion front we must also confront the awakening of desires, increased sexuality, and need for touch and connection inherent in a Venus in Gemini retrograde cycle.

This transit is helpful for wallflowers hesitant to put themselves out there and it’s also all about online hookups. Gemini loves digital communication. This is great news for all singles focused on online dating at this time.

Kesenya made a great video for AstroLada breaking down the Venus Retrograde for all 12 signs (Time Stamps in caption so you can easily skip ahead to your sign:

Venus In All Signs begins 50:59. Gemini 51:15, Taurus 52:10, Aries 53:11, Pisces 54:02, Aquarius 55:32, Capricorn 56:29, Sagittarius 57:41 Scorpio 59:28, Libra 1:01:42, Virgo 1:03:16, Leo 1:04:08, Cancer 1:05:31,

POST RETROGRADE

Venus remains in Gemini after the retrograde cycle, remaining in the shadows before she goes direct. The Planet of Love and Money is expected to predict the economic future by how quickly she becomes visible in June. Venus is expected to go visible on June 10, but the longer her visibility is delayed the harder hit for financial markets.

Venus remains in the Gemini constellation until she moves into Cancer on August 7, 2020.

Other cosmic transits and aspects (especially Mars in Aries) suggest a difficult summer for the United States, as well as many endings and beginnings throughout the globe as we experience a shift in lunar nodes, solar and lunar eclipses, and begin to emerge from Retrograde Season. From this viewpoint, Venus moving into Cancer suggests a nurturing presence at a time when it is deeply needed. As emotions are processed on multiple levels, Venus is in the emotional water of Cancer (which is also the Sun Sign of the United States using July 4 as the country’s birthday).

After we get our emotions out, we move into the spotlight with Venus in Leo (September 6, 2020) causing us to shine a light on ourselves and others and appreciate family, creativity, and children. With this placement, we need to check our ego and pride since Leo can roar when neglected or wounded, but Venus in a Fire sign will give us a much needed boost either way.

On October 2, 2020, Venus moves into Virgo and puts a focus on work, service, and health. Later in the month, (October 28, 2020) Venus moves into Libra and our focus shifts to relationships and creating harmony and balance in our relationships and environment.

In November, Venus asks us to examine the darker side and it’s likely this will connect with the eclipse near Venus’ entrance into Scorpio on November 21, 2020. Venus’ placement in the water sign of Scorpio allows us to explore the shadow side without fear, to play detective as needed, and to feel on a deep and passionate level. It is likely Venus will yet again provide us with much needed support during our darkest nights this fall.

Venus ends the year by going in the adventurous Fire sign Sagittarius on December 1, 2020. Here, Venus wants to mentally and physically expand. The Lunar North Node is also in Sagittarius at this time, so this is about reinvention, higher thinking (and subjective thinking), realigning with our true path, and being ready to leap into a new year that is truly new.

During the February STARCAST presentation, What the Stars Say explained why the week of Valentine’s Day is a sick joke from Cosmic Cupid. Here’s a breakdown of the energies at play:

The week kicks off in the “Shadow Phase” of the forthcoming Mercury Retrograde cycle, and this phase is a time potent with miscommunication and misunderstanding. During such times, hurt feelings and arguments are more likely to result. Romantic, right?

If the cosmic energies of this week were a television show, it would be the end of Season 3 of “Sex and the City.” This part of the series is when Karma comes back to the ladies and despite their best intentions miscommunication rules romance.

But, wait! There’s more here because retrograde cycles are also known for prompting people to “revisit” the past, and this is why a Mercury Retrograde is as likely to bring your exes out of hiding as a Venus Retrograde cycle – they’re “revisiting” the relationship. Don’t be surprised if you find yourself suddenly thinking of a past relationship, or if a former lover reaches out to you just to “check in.” (This cycle lasts Feb. 10 – March 10).

Also happening during this week (and this “Shadow Phase”) is a challenging aspect between Venus (Planet of Love) and Chiron (“The Wounded Healer”) making this a time when old wounds may suddenly reappear and new injuries may occur. This is happening Feb. 9 until Feb 12, and while many people might need to explore old loves and old wounds to determine what still needs healed the experience won’t be welcomed with open arms.

The cosmic energies and movements at this time suggest disruptive, revealing and unexpected times, events, and themes in matters of love. While many people are more than ready for change and action, real change and lasting action aren’t possible until Sunday (Feb. 16) when Mars (Planet of Action) moves from its “fit and spurts” ability in Sagittarius into the “solid and lasting” action possible in the Capricorn constellation.

MONDAY: The Mercury Retrograde “Shadow Phase” has its fog machine turned up to high today. The Virgo Moon (focused on data, service, health and organization) is at odds with Mercury in Pisces (focused on daydreams, creativity, and the subconscious) and the Sun in Aquarius (focused on innovative, unity, and the future). If you feel out of sorts today, it’s no wonder with the dichotomy happening between our Luminaries (Moon and Sun) and our closest neighbor (Mercury).

TUESDAY: The fog clears today and we return to higher mental clarity as a lot of Earth energy comes in with the Virgo Moon forming harmonious angles to Pluto and Saturn in Capricorn. The Void of Course Moon happening during the shift between the Virgo and Libra constellation, gives us time to separate our emotional thinking from our rational thinking. This is a wonderful day to meditate, contemplate, and get some insight before the fog machine gets turned back on. Even though the Earth energy will make you want to build something solid and take action, it’s best to wait until Mars enters the Earth energy constellation of Capricorn on Sunday as well – until then, all action lacks staying power.

WEDNESDAY: The fog machine is back on, and we’re all in the thick fog of Mercury’s “Shadow Phase.” Be especially kind and gentle towards yourself and others today, because it won’t be easy for any of us with the Moon at odds with Jupiter (Luck), Venus (Love), and Chiron (“The Wounded Healer”). The Libra Moon wants balance in both love and aesthetics, zero conflict, and harmony within relationships but this is extremely difficult to achieve with all of the harsh aspects at play. Libra wants to avoid conflict and confrontation, but there’s a good chance it will meet them head-on unless we are all mindful of the potentiality to hurt and be hurt today. If you are single, know that if you meet someone today you are seeing them through rose-colored glasses and projecting what and who you want to see rather than reality. This is not a day for new romance. You can work well with others today, but you won’t find it as easy to interact on an emotional level.

THURSDAY: Action is only favored today between 2:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. when the Moon sextiles Mars (Planet of Action). The Moon is shifting between the Libra and Scorpio constellations today and is Void of Course between approximately 3:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. (central time) – the best time for clear, rational thinking. Otherwise, this is not a day for heavy work and many of us will not feel motivated and find our actions only come in fits and spurts (thanks to Mars in Sagittarius). At the same time, a lunar shift is asking us to weigh responsibilities and relationships. Much like the symbolic Libra scales, you are being asked to examine whether these two areas are balanced or whether the scales are tipped in one’s favor.

FRIDAY: Today is not a day for drama. There’s a lot of watery, emotional energy happening and intense vibes. The Moon is in Scorpio and Mercury is in Pisces, creating a lot of Water energy and it’s a day to daydream and explore passion. However, the energy of this day is best spent going into deep fantasy, using one’s imagination, and uncovering truths. Where are you fed up with? Where are you accepting less than you feel you deserve? What isn’t sitting right with you? This is a time to deep dive into your intuitive and subconscious powers and thinking. The Uranus opposition happening with this Moon will make many people feel worried, slightly agitated, and on edge; know what these feelings are and detach from them. Choose love and wisdom over unfounded fear.

SATURDAY: If something or someone seems too good to be true today, listen to your gut. This isn’t a day of natural, strong judgment so be careful who you trust. This day continues to provide us with intense, dark, and penetrating energies from the Scorpio Moon. Feelings may betray us today, and a deep melancholy fills the air.

SUNDAY: Mars is back in action with a move into the Capricorn constellation. We can finally act, build, and push forward. However, during a Mercury Retrograde it’s best to not push forward on something new, but instead push forward on something old. Retrogrades are best spent revisiting, revising, returning to something. What’s the project or “monkey on your back” you keep meaning to finish? Today marks a great three week cycle where you can finally knock this out and be FREE of it.

What is this lovely planet we exist on? A great many things, but just looking at Earth we see water and land coming together in a dominating visual sense. This week, our cosmic skies and vibes are also dominated by water and land since both “Water” and “Earth” signs rule the energy of the week.

MONDAY: The Virgo Moon on a Monday is ideal for everyone headed back to work since Virgo helps us handle the mundane and the necessary details. This Earth sign completes the Sun’s placement in a fellow Earth sign (Capricorn), and together they provide us with a grounded feeling. As Venus shifts into the dreamy and sensitive Water sign of Pisces, a kind word or deed for another is greatly appreciated today. Don’t get so busy with the mundane you overlook kindness.

TUESDAY: Today our thinking shifts from the mundane to the more abstract. Mars – the planet of action – is in the Fire sign Sagittarius and has us considering travel, higher education, and adventure. “What if?” is a natural occurring question on this day. Brave thinking and responses can happen at this time since Mars sextiles our Moon in the dramatic Fire sign Leo. Be sure to recognize the difference between brave and crazy though, and run any wild new ideas past a trusted source.

EARTH ENERGY: Virgo, Capricorn, Taurus

WATER ENERGY: Pisces, Cancer, Scorpio

WEDNESDAY: The cosmos asks you to go back to basics and make sure all your bases are covered. When it comes to the hierarchy of needs where are you set and where are you lacking? We still have supportive energy from Venus at this time, and the Moon is in Libra and focused on communication and partnership. However, this Moon is opposite Chiron (“The Wounded Healer”) in Aries so this isn’t an ideal time for emotionally charged conversations since hurt feelings are likely to result. Cultivating new relationships works out better than repairing existing ones today.

THURSDAY: Mental Shift Alert – Mercury (“The Messenger”) has moved into the Aquarius constellation and as the ruler of our inner thought processes and external communication we can expect shifts in these areas. In Aquarius, Mercury is more of a “hive” mentality rather than focused on the individual. This placement also brings forth innovative and altruistic future thinking. Meanwhile, the Moon is in “The Partnership” constellation of Libra and squaring Pluto and Saturn; creating tension between thinking and doing, and the physical and spiritual realms. This is a great day to mediate and reflect in order to tap into the love and insight available with these celestial energies. People who do not take the time to stop and reflect will feel more frazzled and fall into Libra’s indecisiveness. Libra is often represented with the justice scales, so don’t be surprised if you find yourself weighing options today.

Capri Zodiac Libra Scales via WorthPoint

FRIDAY: It is often suspected those who say “No Drama!” are the people who instigate drama the most. This is a fair suspicion to have on this day, because some people will be set on instigating and exposing others. The Moon is in the Scorpio constellation and when she’s here she likes to dive into the darkness and investigate. Her findings could reveal true injustice and abuse or they could offer the spark to launch an unwarranted attack. It’s important to consider sources and their motivations today. Ask “is this being exposed to hurt or to heal?” Do your best to stay in your own lane and keep your criticisms to yourself – any attacks are likely to backfire on you.

SATURDAY: Unexpected messages and communication regarding material resources are likely today with Mercury (“The Messenger”) forming a sextile to Uranus (“The Unexpected”) in Taurus and its focus on the material. Luck and dreams are activated today, and it’s easier to be inspired and get in touch with our feelings thanks to the water energy now activated.

FIRE ENERGY: Aries, Leo, Sagittarius

AIR ENERGY: Libra, Gemini, Aquarius

SUNDAY: Trust your gut today and don’t succumb to peer pressure. If it sounds like a bad idea, it is a bad idea. Today is a day to have healthy boundaries and work with your own feelings. It’s easy to actively listen today, so you’ll be able to read through other’s lines – and your own.

**This is a general weekly horoscope for all people / signs and it doesn’t even come close to touching on how unique you are. For highly personalized astrology, check out the list of services on this site. Also, if you want to keep reading this blog you can sign up at the bottom of the HOME PAGE and get an email each time a new blog is posted. Have a great week!

There is so much activity in the cosmos this week three separate blogs will be shared. Besides this weekly cosmos report, there will be a separate post on the Full Moon Lunar Eclipse (with effects lasting six months for us) and the big Saturn and Pluto conjunction (with effects lasting for years and creating a major global impact). So stay tuned, but first check out how the celestial bodies will impact you personally throughout the week.

This week asks you to make a choice to: 1. work with what you have to improve your life, or 2. ignore your responsibilities and difficult tasks and conversations that are needed and hide, or 3. resist making necessary changes and throw a toddler-style tantrum about it all. It’s your week, your choice, and your Free Will and Karma.

MONDAY: Today, if you can imagine it you can manifest it. Mars trine Chiron brings a healing energy to the day and the Moon is in Taurus at the start of the day bringing a calm energy overall. There’s potential in the air!

TUESDAY: The rebellious and unexpected Uranus is making moves that bring restraints and reality roadblocks. Focus on your responsibilities, and respond rather than react to any craziness that comes your way. For so many people, Uranus energy is too much so don’t be surprised if you see others behaving strangely and question if there’s a Full Moon. (P.S. The answer is a “sort of” since there is a Full Moon this week and the lunacy of this lunar event is already felt).

WEDNESDAY: Prepare for a shift. The Moon is moving from Gemini to Cancer and Mercury is conjunct the Capricorn sun with a lot of Mars energy nearby. What does this all mean? To start, we shift from ideas and communications to wanting to be nurturing homebodies. The Mercury and Mars influence challenges us to be cool and don’t loose our tempers. Yes, we want to be all cozy and home but it doesn’t give us a right to snappy with others or for them to bring their attitude our way. Again, respond rather than react. Save your energy ’cause the BIG cosmic energy is still a few days away here.

*This is a general report for everyone. If you need or want more personalized and specific guidance, please check out our list of services. There are sessions focused on Moon (emotions), Venus (relationships), Vocation (money, career) and Transits (what’s happening now and what’s coming up for you).

THURSDAY: With the Cancer Moon, the ideal way to spend this day is to go to the market and get some wonderful food and then go back home, put on your favorite record or podcast, pour yourself a glass of wine, and cook a wonderful meal for yourself and your loved ones. If you have to actually work and function, this can’t be a big production but perhaps you can squeeze in some comfort food and chill times at home today and honor the energy of this day. This will also help you prepare for the highly energetic weekend ahead.

FRIDAY: Here’s the BIG cosmic energy. There’s a Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Cancer and this is big enough on its own, but we also have Mars bringing up themes of war, territory, and aggression. With the Planet of War in Sagittarius, Mars is all about blind idealism here and not thinking about the full and immediate consequences. Today it is vital to look before you leap and to take some time to really think things through. With Uranus in a stationary direct position and the Sun opposite Mercury this is a “Wild Card” day and many of us will experience conflicting thoughts and actions. Take the time to really think things through and don’t believe anything at first glance. The biggest impact of this celestial event will be on a collective level, but it’s not a fun Full Moon on a personal level and many will find a continuation of a theme going back to the Solar Eclipse a few weeks ago.

Forestwander.com

SATURDAY: Mercury is known as “The Messenger” but also known as “The Trickster.” Don’t be surprised if the U.S. President sends out important and impassioned tweets out early today or if other major government announcements occur. Information will be coming to light over the next 24 hours so this is a day to keep an eye on the news headlines. Today is the big Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn and this is the biggest astrological event of 2019-2020 so stay tuned for an entire post on this occurrence.

SUNDAY: PLOT TWIST! The Virgo Moon trines Uranus and this Moon also trines Jupiter, Pluto, Saturn, and the Sun over the next few days bringing us more shifts and plot twists. This is an intense day on a collective and personal level, so it is highly recommended you treat yourself and others with “kid gloves” and avoid using fighting words.

What a wonderful way to end and begin than with a Pisces Moon closing out 2019 and an Aries Moon ushering us into 2020. Pisces is the final sign of the zodiac and Aries is the beginning, so we’re perfectly aligned with the zodiac as we transition.

MONDAY: The Pisces Moon gives us inspiration and ideas for areas where we need to work and build (a serious focus for us all thanks to the major party of celestial bodies happening in the Capricorn constellation). With Mercury in Capricorn we’re all about work – what’s working, what’s not, what we need to finish working on, what we need to start working on in 2020. The beautiful part of this day is the Pisces Moon bringing intuition and rebirth energies while Uranus in Taurus provides us with creative thinking, innovation, and inspiration. Today is a great day to tackle all the questions and plans you need to focus on in regards to “work.”

TUESDAY: The Moon in Pisces conjuncts Neptune (its ruler) and sextiles the Sun in Capricorn making this a great day to check in with yourself (where you been? where are you going?), and to make resolutions. Even if you’re highly skeptical of New Year’s Resolutions the energies in the cosmos right now are there to help people find a problem area, find a solution, and actually tackle it. This is the time to rebuild, overcome, heal, and get back to what you truly value. (The only caveat here is a Pisces Moon on New Year’s Eve may be extra difficult for those struggle with addiction and escapism. Celebrate in a healthy manner and surround yourself with positive people).

WEDNESDAY: An Aries Moon ushers in powerful new beginnings as we kick off 2020. Aries is known as the Pioneer of the zodiac so this is a great moon to begin a completely new and innovative project. The focus is on the future and Alice (“Alice in Wonderland”) describes this energy perfectly:

“I could tell you my adventures—beginning from this morning,” said Alice a little timidly; “but it’s no use going back to yesterday, because I was a different person then.”

THURSDAY: Mercury is conjunct Jupiter making this an exciting social day for many. Venus is on the Mars/Uranus midpoint though, and this is the “accident axis” so drive defensively, look before you leap, and in matters of love be mindful to not get too caught up in the moment (it’s not as big as it seems). Enjoy the day, but with caution.

FRIDAY: Mars moves out of his undercover work in the Scorpio constellation and enters into the fiery Sagittarius constellation. Mars enjoys being in this area of the sky and brings a masculine drive to push forward any Pisces feminine intuitive energy we just experienced. We can see clearly, and now Mars is helping us move into action! (Leos will be especially relieved by this shift and Geminis will feel the energy big time).

SATURDAY: Why not spend some time outdoors with all of this amazing earthy energy in the cosmos? Most celestial bodies are in Earth signs now and the Moon in Taurus (where the moon is exalted and at home) is inspired by Uranus (also in Taurus) as well as the Sun, Mercury, and Jupiter. If it’s too cold to go outside, spend some time with plants indoors. Meanwhile, Venus – the planet of love – is feeling altruistic, open, and adventurous in Aquarius making this a great time for creative and peaceful conversations.

SUNDAY: This isn’t the day to play in the dirt or socialize – it’s the day to get shit done. There’s a lot of energy here to tackle the harder tasks we’ve all being putting off and to really take on the day and such tasks with optimism and good vibes. This is the time for action and using the Aries pioneering energy and the Taurus material energy to create something tangible and lasting.