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Talkin’ ‘Bout Mercury In Gemini

posted by Matthew Currie

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When astrologers talk about “love” or “the love planets,” they are usually talking about Venus and Mars. Those are certainly good places to start if were talking about love and/or sex. But is any decent counselor can tell you, relationships are built first and foremost on communication, and that’s where Mercury comes in.

Fortunately for us (or those of us who enjoy communicating, or those foolish enough to try to make a living at it), Mercury is now in Gemini and will stay there until July 8th. Since Mercury rules Gemini it is considered to be a “strong” placement. All else being equal, it should be easier for you to get your thoughts and ideas out.

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Take advantage of the clear communications while you can though: Mercury goes retrograde on May 18th, until June 11th, and this is generally a time when your thoughts and intentions and business plans and such can go wonky without warning. This doesn’t mean ALL your communications are doomed to failure of course, but it means you should put a little extra thought into that email before you send it.

Some particularly useful dates to keep in mind are as follows:

May 3-5: Mercury opposite Saturn

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Communications could be a little heavy or unnecessarily severe. Make the effort to express yourself with kindness.

May 8-11 and May 28-30 (Rx) and June 22-24 (Rx): Mercury square Neptune

This transit can have a rather dreamy and poetic feeling to it, so it might be a great time to send a love letter. However, since Neptune tends to confuse things, make sure you’re sending it to the right person, okay?

May 11-22 and July 2-4: Mercury sextile Jupiter

Jupiter brings good times and good cheer to anything it aspects, so this would be a good time to attend the party or plan one or find the right words to cheer someone up.

May 18: Mercury turns retrograde

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Not the end of the world, but certainly a good time to double-think signing any contracts, find your short trips more carefully, and spell-check that angry letter to your boss. Better yet, don’t send that angry letter to your boss.

June 9-11: Mercury sextile Venus

Mercury-Venus aspects often turn up in the birth charts of writers, poets, idealists, and dreamers, and the sextile is a relatively rare aspect, since Mercury and Venus have to be close to their maximum distance on either side of the Sun for it to happen.  Borrow a page from the book of those aforementioned dreamers and write a love letter, ask for a job, beg forgiveness for that late rent payment, plead your feelings with someone you’ve admired from a distance for too long, or just open your heart to someone. There’s no guarantee of success, but you’re likely to do so more skillfully now.

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June 11th: Mercury goes direct

If you followed my advice, you didn’t get yourself fired, accidentally flirt with your cousin, or sign up for any time-share vacation condos. Congratulations!

July 8th: Mercury enters Cancer
…and Cancers start to think about how they fit into the world and get mildly suspicious. More so than usual, that is.

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Your Moon Astrology Forecast For May 2015

posted by Matthew Currie
Finally... clear-cut directions from an astrologer!

Finally… clear-cut directions from an astrologer!

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May’s astrology is dominated by activity in the Mutual Signs… Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, and Pisces. For many this will represent a refreshing change of pace, but for others it will just feel like a landslide is starting somewhere. In large part, this is due to the delusional nature of Neptune, which continues its long march through Pisces, and the stern discipline of Saturn, now retrograde and leaving the early degrees of Sagittarius. Most of the planets will be interacting with one or both of those placements over the course of the next month.

No matter how all this Mutable activity works out for you personally, just make sure you don’t begin or end any important activities when the Moon is Void of Course and things ought to be fine. Or at least they won’t turn out as badly as they would have otherwise. Hey, don’t get all “love and light” on me. I am as New Age is the next guy, but it genuinely helps to be a bit of a pessimist when your professional astrologer. If you want happiness all the time you don’t need astrological guidance, you need a prescription.

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Man, am I ever feeling Saturn in Sagittarius this month!

Anyway, here’s your Moon Astrology forecast for May 2015, set for Eastern Standard Time. The particularly long and painful Voids are marked with **

May  2, 2015    10:03 AM               Moon trine Venus V/C **
May  2, 2015     9:47 PM                Moon enters Scorpio

May 3: Full Moon in Scorpio
May  4, 2015     9:49 PM               Moon opposite Mar V/C
May  5, 2015     7:13 AM                Moon enters Sagittarius
May  7, 2015     1:51 PM               Moon opposite Venus V/C
May  7, 2015     2:16 PM                Moon enters Capricorn

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May 7: Venus enters Cancer

May  9, 2015     4:35 PM               Moon trine Mars V/C
May  9, 2015     7:22 PM                Moon enters Aquarius
May 11, 2015     6:36 AM               Sun square Moon V/C

May 11: Mars enters Gemini

May 11, 2015    10:53 PM                Moon enters Pisces
May 13, 2015    12:55 PM               Sun sextile Moon V/C**
May 14, 2015     1:13 AM                Moon enters Aries
May 15, 2015     8:04 AM               Moon conjunct Uranus V/C
May 16, 2015     3:02 AM                Moon enters Taurus

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May 17: New Moon in Taurus

May 18, 2015    12:13 AM               Sun conjunct Moon V/C
May 18, 2015     5:27 AM                Moon enters Gemini

May 18th: Finally, an excuse for anything that goes wrong — Mercury retrograde!

May 19, 2015     1:57 PM               Moon sextile Uranus V/C**
May 20, 2015     9:56 AM                Moon enters Cancer
May 21, 2015     8:36 PM               Moon square Uranus V/C**
May 22, 2015     5:42 PM                Moon enters Leo
May 24, 2015     6:49 AM               Moon trine Uranus V/C**
May 25, 2015     4:52 AM                Moon enters Virgo
May 26, 2015    10:21 PM               Moon sextile Venus V/C**
May 27, 2015     5:42 PM                Moon enters Libra
May 29, 2015     4:20 PM               Moon square Venus V/C**
May 30, 2015     5:34 AM                Moon enters Scorpio

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Make Your Work Week Suck Less — With Astrology!

posted by Matthew Currie

Okay, so Monday is here and traditionally no one likes it. But this week could be great… if you know how to play it.

First off: the big aspect taking center stage right now is Venus sextile Uranus. Venus has a lot to do with love and affection and good food and material comfort, and Uranus feels everything it touches with a certain zappiness. Besides: Venus in Gemini always loves a fun new idea, and Uranus in Aries doesn’t particularly care for routine anyway.

So: feel free to live it up or change your routine or spice things up anyway you like in those departments. This aspect may have hit its peak Sunday, but it carries through throughout the first part of the week.

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The second half of the week is dominated by Mercury opposite Saturn. If you’re thinking that doesn’t sound like a whole lot of fun, you’d probably be right. Mercury has good ideas and doesn’t like to be held back by the stern discipline that material reality (Saturn) provides.

Finally, avoid initiating any new projects while the Moon is Void of Course, and prepare for a certain feeling that the day is dragging. And here’s your big Void Moon warning: the Moon is Void of Course for most or all of the work day in North and South America on Monday, Thursday, and Saturday. For more help and advice on getting though those times, click HERE… or consult your Higher Power, because there’s really only so much anyone can achieve on a Void Moon day without some Divine Intervention.

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Feeding Your Baby By Moon Sign

posted by Matthew Currie

Astrology should be of some practical use, shouldn’t it? Yes, learning about your personality is all fine and well and we all love that sort of thing. But that’s not really why I am an astrologer. Astrology also give you an idea as to what is coming up in your life, and can give you real, practical tips for dealing with other human beings. Like for example, that screaming little human being lying in the crib who needs to be fed. If you’ve ever taken care of a baby, you know that they are basically just adorable little balls of pure need. Astrologically, that’s much more the domain of the Moon then the Sun.

So: here’s some real life practical tips on how to feed a baby, based on their Moon sign.

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As with all things in life, astrologically or otherwise, your mileage may vary. Much depends on the rest of the child’s chart as well as how the baby’s Moon is aspected by the other planets in his/her birth chart. Now: pull up a bib and some puréed vegetables, grab a baby and play along at home!

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Capricorn and Leo ARE compatible… at least while you’re feeding them.

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You can spend half your life building a career, learning things, and becoming a better person — yet the challenge of feeding a baby his or her first solid foods can reduce even the most intelligent and gifted of us into a ball of frustration.

In your birth chart, your Moon represents your basic emotional and physical responses to life. Quite often, babies act much more like their Moon Sign than their Sun Sign. Just like your own eating habits, an infant’s are often strongly influenced by the Sign placement of their natal Moon. Learning that placement and working with it (rather than against it) can go a long way toward making meal times more smooth — for both yourself and your baby.

Fire Sign Moon (Aries, Leo, Sagittarius)

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You’d think these little gaffers would be too tired after asserting their wills all night long — or as you like to put it, “not sleeping” — to put up a fight about eating their creamed spinach. But Fire Sign Moon babies can be stubborn. Try making them laugh and they’re more likely to play along with lunch. Or you can simply wait until they’re just too tired to make a fuss. Often, a solid round of playing or exercise will make the difference when it comes to getting a little cooperation.

Earth Sign Moon (Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn)
Earth Sign Moon babies can be highly emotional about their eating. If they’re upset or annoyed by something, you might want to just give up for a while. They tend to be fond of foods sweeter or higher in fat and starch content. Moon in Taurus babies respond well to physical affection, so lots of cuddles after downing the dreaded strained peas will probably serve both of you well. Moon in Virgo babies tend to be good about eating their vegetables, and if a Moon in Capricorn baby wants to make it known they won’t eat something … give up and switch to something else. You aren’t likely to win this one.

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Air Sign Moon (Gemini, Libra, Aquarius)
Babies with Air Sign Moons are bright and perky creatures, and often this can make them charming and entertaining. The problem you’re most likely to encounter with them at lunchtime is how they’re too easily distracted to be sat down and fed in one continuous session. Try a spoonful or two, then get up and do something else; then another couple of spoonfuls, then wander away again, and so on. Gemini Moon babies respond well to being entertained, while Libra Moons like being praised. Aquarius Moons prefer to do it for themselves — so let them (as much as possible).

Water Sign Moon (Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces)
Water Moon Babies are usually more into their own emotional state than those of others, so feeding one can be a hit-or-miss affair, depending on their current emotional environment. Cancer Moon babies are usually the first to show signs of being “emotional eaters.” Imparting a certain sense of safe routine — like always using the exact same spoon, for example — can be a tremendous help. This baby might be hard to feed in unfamiliar settings. Scorpio Moons are often slow but steady, so don’t be surprised if they analyze every spoonful. And Pisces Moon babies are pretty much impossible to feed if something is annoying them.

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Always remember that, no matter what, babies do have a certain degree of wisdom as to what they really need. You may be in charge, but a baby possesses impulses directly related to their physical needs, and these occur on a level even they couldn’t quite describe — if they could talk, that is!

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