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Finally... clear-cut directions from an astrologer!

Finally… clear-cut directions from an astrologer!

Here’s the most important astrological forecast of the month. Really? Yes! Why? Knowing when the Moon Void of Course is happening is probably the handiest of all the common astrological techniques. Learn it, make it work for you, and save yourself tons of unnecessary aggravation!

Seriously: you want to see what REAL astrology can REALLY do? Start by learning about the Void of Course Moon and then avoid starting new projects or initiatives during that time and you’ll be amazed by the results. Imagine it: a guide to how to be more successful AND a permission slip from The Universe to goof off sometimes!

(CLICK HERE for more on what The Void of Course Moon actually is, and what you can do about it — or rather, what you should avoid doing during that time. Looking for tips on handling those times when they happen? Click HERE.)

Particularly long and/or annoying Voids are marked with **

Note: Times are for Eastern Time, or as New Yorkers call it, “hurry up, already!” DST is observed.

June  2, 2017    5:48 PM               Moon square Mars V/C
June  2, 2017    8:04 PM                Moon enters Libra
June  5, 2017    4:57 AM               Moon opposite Venus V/C
June  5, 2017    6:46 AM                Moon enters Scorpio
June  6, 2017    8:35 PM               Moon sextile Pluto V/C**
June  7, 2017    6:59 PM                Moon enters Sagittarius
June 10, 2017    2:20 AM               Moon trine Uranus V/C
June 10, 2017    7:36 AM                Moon enters Capricorn
June 12, 2017    2:45 PM               Moon square Uranus V/C
June 12, 2017    7:45 PM                Moon enters Aquarius
June 15, 2017    1:40 AM               Moon sextile Uranus V/C
June 15, 2017    6:17 AM                Moon enters Pisces
June 17, 2017    7:33 AM               Sun square Moon V/C**
June 17, 2017    1:55 PM                Moon enters Aries
June 19, 2017    3:42 PM               Sun sextile Moon V/C
June 19, 2017    5:53 PM                Moon enters Taurus
June 21, 2017   12:26 AM               Moon trine Pluto V/C**
June 21, 2017    6:44 PM                Moon enters Gemini
June 23, 2017    2:45 PM               Moon sextile Uranus V/C
June 23, 2017    6:07 PM                Moon enters Cancer
June 25, 2017    2:44 PM               Moon square Uranus V/C
June 25, 2017    6:06 PM                Moon enters Leo
June 27, 2017    5:12 PM               Moon trine Uranus V/C
June 27, 2017    8:41 PM                Moon enters Virgo
June 29, 2017    4:34 PM               Moon trine Venus V/C**
June 30, 2017    3:02 AM                Moon enters Libra

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beliefnet astrology matthew currie marsSupposedly, Leo is really big on dramatic flair and Virgo is all about precision. That’s generally true, but if your Mars is is one of those Signs or the other, you are bound to find your way to be annoying isn’t welcome in either case. Sure — Mars has its uses, and a well-behaved Mars is a joy to own. A healthy, functional Mars can do wonders for your sex drive and your ambition. Mars behaving badly, though? All those cutting and heating skills of yours that could be put to good use in the kitchen could potentially end in murder charges.

So: here is a general description of Mars in Leo and Mars in Virgo, followed by a less-charitable commentary from professional chef and accomplished shouter Gordon Ramsay.

Mars in Leo

You have a lot of energy and were probably told at one point or another you should consider a career in acting… or at least that you should contain your flare for the dramatic when you are angry. You are good at initially tackling an issue, and have enough follow-through to take most of the credit when a practical solution is finally found. You are straightforward and enthusiastic in your passions, and once you have a romantic target in your sights you can be unstoppable. You don’t take well to being spurned — many stalkers have Mars in Leo. You can get away with stalking more than the average person, because once you’ve worn ’em down, you make it worth their while in bed. You have an appealing, almost child-like nature when you are enthusiastic about something. This means you should probably spend more time playing with your dog and less time “helping” your co-workers, which they often perceive as you attempting to hog the limelight.

“You turned a simple stir-fry into a f–king flambé. Burning your initials onto the green peppers was a nice touch — or would be if it was f–king cufflinks you were cooking, not lunch. All presentation, no substance. Bloody awful.”

Mars in Virgo

Mars in Virgo isn’t prone to getting its way with sudden flare-ups: this placement would much rather approach its goals in a thorough, consistent way. This would qualify you to be an excellent surgeon and a terrible nag as a mate. You do thorough, detailed work, which your boss likes — and which means you’ll likely get promoted into management, where you will become a micromanaging, nitpicking nuisance to everyone else. Often too compassionate and passive, Mars in Virgo frequently takes out its worries and repressed frustrations on its own digestive tract. You are more likely to blow up over an accumulation of small issues rather than attacking the one big problem directly. Your sexual partners probably have great things to say about you, provided you’ve been able to overcome your performance anxiety, which you were born with — probably needlessly.

“I love the way you’ve perfectly diced the onions here. The flavors in the sauce are perfectly balanced. Next time, though, try not waiting three hours for the skillet to get to exactly the right f–king temperature. The customers left.”

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What would we do without all the wonderful, exciting this Mars in our birth chart does for us? There would  be no sex, there would be no ambition, and there would be no deep-frying or chopping things up. That’s why I’ve invited Special Guest Astrologer, Chef Gordon Ramsay (sure, he’s also an astrologer, why not?) to help drive home some points about two very interesting Mars placements: Mars in Gemini and Mars in Cancer. And by “interesting,” what I mean is “oh dear God, put the machete down!”

Okay, seriously: no Mars placement is perfect, but Mars in Gemini and Mars in Cancer both have at least their fair share of issues. Read on as I describe what each of these Mars Signs implies for you if you have that placement in your birth chart, and then Chef Ramsay will yell at you about it.

Mars in Gemini

Mars in Gemini loves directing its aggression and sense of adventure into verbal and intellectual situations, where (most of the time) aggression and a sense of adventure aren’t particularly welcome. You favorite way to resolve a conflict with a loved one is usually with a solid verbal assault, followed by a few sharp verbal stings, and finishing up with mild confusion as to why everyone wants to walk on eggshells to avoid provoking your anger. Much of your anger and aggression seems to start with minor incorrect details or logical inconsistencies, which you secretly can’t stand. People with Mars in Gemini often have better than average mechanical ability, or better than average ability to figure out where that extra park in the do-it-yourself furniture kit is supposed to go, and/or whether or not the thing will stand on its own without it. You have a good sex drive, but it can be a little fickle and unpredictable. Teach your mate to talk dirty and it will help with this.

“Don’t try to talk your way out of this: the filet is damned near raw on one side and burned on the other. Ever heard of a little f–cking thing called ‘consistency of effort’?”

Mars in Cancer

This is perhaps the trickiest placement for Mars; you have just as much drive and aggression as anyone else, but have more difficulty expressing it properly. People with Mars in Cancer are more prone than others to suppressing their anger, and ultimately pointing it inwards; resulting in high blood pressure, ulcers, and sometimes even gagging when sufficiently angry. That’s because you are sufficiently sensitive to the feelings of others around you that you realize that lashing out really does hurt people… and you don’t like that. You’d have more of a reputation as a sex bomb if your considerable drive wasn’t linked to your fluctuating moods, making you look kind of fickle to your partners. Any natural shyness or inhibitions you may have will eventually go away once you are in a genuinely caring, supportive relationship. Once you are past the childhood issues you were handed (and oh yes, you were), you will make an excellent parent.

“The Beef Wellington is undercooked and you tried to hide it with sauce, and you managed to burn your finger doing it. You can’t be a chef if you’re afraid of the f–king grill or hurting the meat’s feelings.”

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beliefnet astrology matthew currie arian grande concert explosion On Monday evening at about 10:34 PM local time, an unidentified man set off an explosive device at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England. As of this writing, 22 people are dead and about 60 are injured.

(Reports vary as to the time of the explosion, from “about 10:30 PM” or shortly afterwards. Since the initial Manchester Police press release says “just before 10:35 PM,” I’m going with 10:34.)

Regardless of the circumstances, the person involved, or his motives for blowing himself up in the foyer of a crowded concert venue, the chart for the explosion seems to almost insist that something bad, sudden, and violent would happen at that place and time. There was a Venus-Uranus conjunction, triggered by transiting Moon in Aries. Normally I would be hesitant to call that Venus-Uranus combination particularly strong: the two planets are about ten degrees apart. But the Moon was right in the middle of the two, both within conjunction range and right on the midpoint between the two planets — and that Moon was closely square Pluto.

Normally you’d expect that combination to make for generally lively emotions, whether you were at an Ariana Grande concert or not. But these transits take on special significance when view from that particular place and moment in time. Venus was the ruler of the local Midheaven, which you could say represents “the public purpose” of the events there, and with the Moon and Uranus opposite that local Midheaven, it seems destined that “the public purpose” of that event was to be startling. Finally, in a chart, the Ascendant tends to represent “me” and the Descendant “you” (or perhaps better, “others). And in the chart of the incident, there’s Mars, the God of War… freshly set in the West and close to the Descendant.

As we’ve seen in other cases of sudden and unexpected violence, even the local transiting Ascendant and Midheaven are players when it comes to the moment something terrible is unleashed.

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beliefnet astrology matthew currie ariana grandeSo how does this affect Ariana Grande personally? It’s natural that we should ask this, because odds are very good you and I don’t personally know any of the victims — and I certainly don’t have birth charts for any of them. Undoubtedly if I did, there would be much more to say. But it’s hard to imagine that, despite not being injured, Ariana Grande won’t be affected by this. And I’m afraid that her transits indicate that this is not something she’ll get past easily.

Ariana was born June 26 1993, 9:16 PM, in Boca Raton Florida. She’s a member of the Uranus-Neptune generation (a combination that seems to always result in strange talents and/or sensitivities, somehow), and that conjunction is sitting right on her Ascendant. This give her the charm and presence and general “star quality” that she has. But, as with all the Children of 1993, transiting Pluto is now right on top of that conjunction.

A conjunction from transiting Pluto to a natal placement often brings the terrifying, the unknown, and (in this case, literally) the explosive. But this is a slow transit, and for predictive purposes it’s not like one could look at that alone and say “this is going to be a bad night for you.” However, given that Aries pile-up at the time of the incident (squaring that Uranus-Neptune-Ascendant complex of hers, and given hat transiting Mars was nearly-perfectly quincunx that part of her birth chart), everything cosmically lined up the way they did.

Of course, we must never forget those who were killed and injured. But they were all there at that place at that time because of Ariana Grande. In no way can she be held the least bit responsible… but imagine how you might feel if you were in her place. Sure, logically, you could tell yourself it was “nothing personal” and you’d be exactly right. Personally, though? I’m afraid she’s not going to be able to talk herself out of feeling some sort of guilt or remorse very easily. After all, she is a Cancer with Moon in Libra, and in my experience that combination takes things pretty seriously when it comes to not wanting to cause harm to others. I hope she’s able to put this all in perspective soon.

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