★Monday Forecast

Leo Crescent Moon
—June 14

Today and tomorrow you may be feeling quite intensely, as some of the upheaval currently disrupting the status quo or illusioned securities you’ve previously counted on is stirring… and this could infuriate an otherwise empowering Leo moon kind of day.

Instead, these infuriations could illicit drama—the bad kind—and heatedly provoked tempers… influencing, however concurrently, exaggerations, dramatizations, and over-the-top needs to be heard and acknowledged—for better or worse.

Try to breathe in and out through your heart today… rather than thinking irrational thoughts through a monkey mind.

Today’s vibrations could reverberate the energies that were triggered back in February as well as introduce a potential toward what to be expected later on in December—either way, today could feel quite prickly, penetratingly so…

Or, rather precious, if you’re healing through your heart.

Don’t you wanna care, ain’t it lonely out there?
——Marvin Gaye

★WEEKLY WRITE-UP•••

CROSS-PURPOSING
June 14-20th

This week’s major celestial weather, and overall temperate climate, is retrograded Saturn in Aquarius squaring Uranus in Taurus through the thirteenth degree…

Everything about this squaring describes the upheaval of stability, youth versus wisdom, reformations versus preservations, freedoms versus laws, the exceptions and the rules, traditions and rebellion, normality and abnormality, and matters which go beyond while others remain limited—this is a time, both individually and collectively, through which we are “breaking through and renewing old structures, the limitations of freedom, and going beyond restrictions of freedom.”¹

Because it is a square there will be discord and instability… and, ultimately, the need for adjustment, at the very least. There will be obvious conflict between these ideas and ideals.

These degrees, respectively, and specifically, describe a “slow, natural evolution of consciousness or social structure; an instinctive urge to press forward despite internal and external pressures; small steps forward that eventually result in tidal shifts; learning from the mistakes is the past; crawling out of the muck of ignorance and prejudice and rebuilding society among humanitarian lines; crawling out from under an oppressive situation once the light is seen…” with a firm and unrelenting stance, “warily entering a new scene, casting a cool, unblinking eye on fears and suspicions, penetrating cracks in the ‘official story’, through new awareness that the reality envisioned in one’s mind’s eye may be true… but it may also be a fantasy.”²

Cross-purposes are everywhere.

Are new ideas, or other’s ideas cross-purposing your ideals?

And because Mercury is retrograde in its final week, and moving through only two single degrees of Gemini (whereas Mercury typically moves through two or more degrees in a single day), cross-purposes are occurring vibrantly and haphazardly through the frequencies influenced by degrees that are associated with “sharing carefree thoughts and ideals… through conversations that illuminate issues” as “there’s something that must be said or announced…”³

This could be, however obtusely, a time of being fearful of expressing truly your opinions or feelings or beliefs… oh, but you must.

Yet it’s also a time of rebuilding, reforming, and reviving—especially so—so suddenly after the potential eclipsed wreckage…

This second square of three (the third to occur exactly in December, through the eleventh degree, which will—sneak preview—hold us firmly to walking our talk) being something of another reminder (from February, through the seventh degree, which was associated with individual examples of personal accountability) to willfully choose, for yourself, to be the architect of your life: using actionable motivation, being adamantly and personally accountable for oneself, and practicing mindfully rational discernment…

And to not be the victim—within reality as it is, or within a reality you’re failing to create for yourself.

We not only survive, but succeed, through each and every small choice we make or fail to make. And we’ve no one to blame but ourselves… because reality has been hard since the beginning of time—for everyone.

It began with a bang, after all.

Life is infinitely stranger than anything which the mind of man could invent. We would not dare to conceive the things which are really mere commonplaces of existence. If we could fly out of that window hand in hand, hover over this great city, gently remove the roofs, and peep in at the queer things which are going on, the strange coincidences, the plannings, the cross-purposes, the wonderful chains of events, working through generations, and leading to the most outre results, it would make all fiction, with its conventionalities and foreseen conclusions, most stale and unprofitable.❞
——Arthur Conan Doyle

★Monday Forecast
Leo Crescent Moon
—June 14

Today and tomorrow you may be feeling quite intensely, as some of the upheaval currently disrupting the status quo or illusioned securities you’ve previously counted on is stirring… and this could infuriate an otherwise empowering Leo moon kind of day.

Instead, these infuriations could illicit drama—the bad kind—and heatedly provoked tempers… influencing, however concurrently, exaggerations, dramatizations, and over-the-top needs to be heard and acknowledged—for better or worse.

Try to breathe in and out through your heart today… rather than thinking irrational thoughts through a monkey mind.

Today’s vibrations could reverberate the energies that were triggered back in February as well as introduce a potential toward what to be expected late on in December—either way, today could feel quite prickly, penetratingly so…

Or, rather precious, if you’re healing through your heart.

Don’t you wanna care, ain’t it lonely out there?
——Marvin Gaye

★Tuesday Forecast
Leo/Virgo Crescent Moon
—June 15

Continued potentials for heat, hostility and heartache… with an added insult to injury—the human need to understand it all when none of it is even easy to swallow, much less process.

Also frustrating—there could be a need to remain silent, or still, or to slow your movements entirely… be mindful of your words, specifically, as well as any action you take, as these could be used against you later on… or maybe they’ll set you free.

Sensitivity is a sign of life. Better hurt than hardened. I bow to those who keep their hearts open when it is most difficult, those who refuse to keep their armor on any longer than they have to, those who recognize the courage at the heart of vulnerability. After all the malevolent warriors end each other, the open-hearted will inherit the earth.❞
——Kate Moss

★Wednesday Forecast
Virgo Crescent Moon
—June 16

It’s really no wonder that the past continues to be dredged up meticulously and unapologetically—as Jupiter stations for retrograde upon the second degree of Pisces, a degree which associates itself toward the “need to retrieve, sort through, or go over records from the past in some way…”³

It might be appropriate to ask yourself if “the situation facing you struck in time without a clear understanding of how to proceed…”³

It might also be worth one’s time to remember that the past has largely been recorded inaccurately, mistranslated—quite literally, maybe—disregarded over and over in accordance to only the elites agenda or overall plan… books and entire libraries have been burned, and truths have been kept secret—our true lineage, seemingly erased and manipulated for the sake of a status quo rationed upon the actual livelihoods of others.

I wouldn’t be surprised, either, should some of these associations be manifesting in the most metaphorical or symbolic of ways rather than so seriously or figuratively.

This degree, however, promises that “new life can be found as long as one is willing to look…”³ and, I would argue or suggest, could actually work and/or fight for it.

Further, this degree divulges that “the achievements of life do not necessarily disappear when we move on… things continue to exist.”³

There is no cancelling what hits too confrontationally.

When we start raising different inconsistent truths, life may tip into bewilderment and the brain may go haywire. The confrontation between what is, not is, and maybe is, might embed an enduring showdown, harboring an intense apprehension, and bring us sometimes unwittingly to our knees.❞
——Erik Pevernagie

•●Thursday Forecast★
Virgo 1st Quarter Moon at 27°09′
*8:53pm PDT; 9:53pm MDT; 10:53pm CDT; 11:53pm EDT
—June 17

Oracular omens suggest that today “may be the time to seize power and to push forward with decisions that need to be realized and grounded… to take a stand and direct the course of action.”³

Further, “it is most likely by force of will that the best solution will be found, but one must be careful to temper the situation, as strong displays of masculinity could get out of hand very quickly.”³

Overreactions are likely. Pressures are rising. Explosive reactions—inevitable. Temperance must be practiced…

Is love guiding your motivations to act? Or fear?

Is your ego running the show, or your soul?

In some way, either collectively or in your individual reality, there is a likelihood of being confronted, or somewhat forced to acknowledge the dark side of something—something you believed to be another way than it actually is.

Today is about the actual details of a thing, a matter.

Handling things in a manner that’s always been used will no longer be effective—this is yet another opportunity to rise.

This is an opportunity to go more thoroughly into a matter then you’ve ever prepared yourself toward… this is an opportunity to practice, in action, what you yourself preach.

Underneath all the action necessary now, this action must be reasonable, rational, peaceful, refined, and inclusive—not egoic, reactive, or defensive.

One of the greatest handicaps is to fear a mistake. You have stopped yourself. You have to move freely into the arena, not just to wait for the perfect situation, the perfect moment… If you have to make a mistake, it’s better to make a mistake of action than one of inaction.❞
——Federico Fellini

★Friday Forecast
Libra Gibbous Moon
—June 18

Yesterday’s—and arguably, this week’s—insight might be sinking in by now… as “information and understanding is coming to you or through you”³ today… further, it’s likely that this insight may have been within you all along.

Inner knowledge, or inner truth, is illuminated today: what are you learning, or what could you share that you have actual experience with?

See, your opinion isn’t necessary or worthy now—opinions don’t, and can’t, actually afford the repercussions that are intrinsically linked with expressing them—it’s your actual experience that matters… not your feelings about something, or something someone said, or did, or didn’t do, anything that happens to so lazily trigger you, to something that was expressed on the internet—but actual experiences you’ve lived, and learned from, and are able to genuinely tell.

How can you better inform others through actual experience?

How can you better inspire connection with an/Other through the intersection of action and understanding compassion for the human condition and Life itself?

He knoweth the universe, and himself knoweth not.❞
——Jean de la Fontaine

★Saturday Forecast
Libra Gibbous Moon
—June 19

Today’s celestial traffic continues to set the scene with potential misunderstandings, missed alignments, and/or misunderstood intentions…

Perhaps the lines of cross-purposing are becoming crossed in and of itself?

Today offers a(n) (im)balanced mixture of “finding common ground between living things and appeals for kindness and compassion; cooperative efforts and emotional inclusiveness; getting people to open up and adapting one’s message to other people’s capacities; and dissolving the barriers between the personal and the collective…”²

However, simultaneously, there is an obvious in-obviousness about seeing trees and forests alike—in appreciating the details within the overall picture of things…

Today will somewhat demand of you, however charmingly, the need to “shine a light on a situation; pointing out facts that others are trying to ignore; seeing the way out of one’s current difficulties; promoting a higher level of civilization through an imperturbable high-mindedness; trying to establish ideals of freedom, justice, and truth at the highest level…”²

But because today is offering mixed reviews and imbalanced perceptions… please ask yourself: should I still be struggling with my personal ideals—are these ideals of mine realistic?—or are they tragically improbable? 

Or… it’s time to consider if you’ve done your part to fulfill your end of the deal toward your ideal.

Oscar Wilde said that if you know what you want to be, then you inevitably become it… that is your punishment, but if you never know, then you can be anything. There is a truth to that. We are not nouns, we are verbs. I am not a thing… an actor, a writer… I am a person who does things… I write, I act… and I never know what I am going to do next. I think you can be imprisoned if you think of yourself as a noun.❞
——Stephen Fry

★Sunday Forecast
Scorpio Gibbous Moon
—June 20

Back into the depths of our own personal darkness we go, both collectively and individually… the only way around it is through.

Working on a relationship and learning more deeply about compromise could have been a recent theme, and today these reverberations sink more thoroughly into the tug of slippery quicksands… it’s best to smooth over edges and apologies earlier in the day, unless you’re truly prepared and capable of delving into the deepest of intimacies and vulnerabilities.

Today’s lunarly associated degrees involve emotional motivations toward “confronting other people’s underlying motives; unmasking deceit and half-truths; circling in on a hunch; identifying a key piece of the puzzle; getting the full scoop versus acting too quickly and making a mess of things; critically examining one’s own desires; dodging other people’s agendas and protecting one’s own interests; and learning who one’s real friends are…”²

None of which are recommended for the faint of heart.

Somewhat unrelatedly but not, Jupiter is more or less stalled in its station at 2°11′ Pisces, a degree which inspires “sober reflections on the deeper meanings of life and death…”² and will begin moving backward toward Aquarius, to ultimately return to the rules and regulations of what an organized ideal requires… absolute boundarilessness is not yet available after all.

And finally, the sun enters Cancer later tonight* and this would represent, despite Mars moving in Leo, a more cautious examination upon the inner workings of all things.

Again… none of today’s energies are recommended for the egoic reactionary, but the open-hearted are advised to remain open to receive.

I meant to write about death, only life came breaking in as usual.
——Virginia Woolf

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If you’re dedicated to change, let it cost you something.❞
——Viola Davis

*8:32pm PDT; 9:32pm MDT; 10:32pm CDT; 11:32pm EDT
¹Banzhaf, H & Haebler A. “Key Words for Astrology.” Samuel Weiser, Inc; ©1996.
²Goldsmith, M. “The Zodiac by Degrees.” Weiser Books; ©2004.
³Hill, L. “360 Degrees of Wisdom.” A Plume Book; ©2004.

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★Sunday Forecast

Cancer/Leo Crescent Moon
—June 13

There’s a good possibility that you may still be quite defensive… and hopefully the more optimistic vibrations today will help you get over yourself a bit.

Remember that the whole point of the confusion you’ve been navigating—through the reality you’ve subscribed to which has just been shattered in some varying way—these were efforts to release you from your own illusions, illusions which were not serving you…

These were/are cosmic efforts to realign you to your true motivations and ideals, to open you to receive these ideals.

To be open to receive your own authentic reality, wide open…

For those of you already living your ideals—as you should be by now—perhaps these eclipses inspired gentle guidance toward timing, tweaking, tasking, or trusting further and more securely within your ideals.

Either way, consider the notion that you have been pushed up to the edge—it is now time to fly, your wings are ready.

Am I happy? In all honesty? No. But I am curious—I am curious in my sadness, and I am curious in my joy. I am ever-seeking, ever-feeling. I am in awe of the beautiful moments life gives us, and I am in awe of the difficult ones. I am transfixed by grief, by growth. It is all so stunning, so rich, and I will never convince myself that I cannot be somber, cannot be hurt, cannot be overjoyed. I want to feel it all—I don’t want to cover it up or numb it. So no, I am not happy. I am open, and I wouldn’t have it any other way.❞
——Bianca Sparacino


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★Saturday Forecast

Cancer Crescent Moon
—June 12

Today’s challenge dares you to open yourself, or to remain open if you’ve already aligned yourself with these cosmic signaling suggestions…

I realize that you may be experiencing a real mind fuck, truly, but you must remain open to it and everything this is asking you to unravel.

Flexibility is imperative.

But much more so, much more than flexibility—receptivity to give yourself, and remain open to others, despite inclinations to close off or shut down or dismiss or reject… in pursuit of your personal evolution, that is, to forgive and to heal and to be open to receive—to be open to love rather than making choices slathered in fear.

I realize: this will take a lot.

But then again—it’s likely you’ve just been schooled in a way that has brutally reminded you that you have been living in a way, or perceiving your reality in a way, that didn’t exactly reciprocate your best interests they way you trusted this did.

And so maybe this necessary flexibility is just the first step of coming out of that coma and living your life in a bright and new blinding light.

We think we understand the rules when we become adults but what we really experience is a narrowing of the imagination.❞
——David Lynch

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★Friday Forecast

Cancer Crescent Moon
—June 11

Vulnerabilities are exposed today, possibly out loud. And, or, there may be a real rude reminder of your responsibilities in some regard… it’s quite possible that something very jarring has scrambled you or your thoughts and feelings…

This requires time. And processing. And healing. Healing requires time.

Try to remember to take care of yourself—in fact, dare I suggest that whatever rude reminder you’re currently enduring could be a result of you failing to care for yourself appropriately in the first place?

Everything is relative, everything is perspective—especially now.

However, today Mars moves into Leo, amping up the volume of our previously inner motivations from the lulling lateral lullabies and dauntingly defensive ditties we’ve been working through… now, Mars in Leo is powerful, and bold, and daring, and Mars in Leo will be heard.

Could it be that your true inner motivations have been put on hold? No longer.

Honor your inner needs—this is how you love yourself—dare I suggest that this is how we love one another…

What goes too long unchanged destroys itself.❞
——Ursula K. Le Guin


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•●Thursday Forecast★

Gemini Solar Eclipse at 19°47′
*3:52am PDT; 4:52am MDT; 5:52am CDT; 6:52am EDT
—June 10

Today’s eclipse is offering light to what has been shadowed or darkened, denied, or outrightly buried… and through this light there is opportunity to more honestly discern what is being illuminated.

What are you needing to communicate or share?

What kinds of knowledge or insight or wisdom are you needing or seeking—or receiving?

What thoughts have you been thinking?

Why do you believe in what you believe to be true?

From recent darkness, what are you beginning to see in the light?

These are some of the questions emerging now… questions you may or may not have current answers to—or answers which may feel somewhat contradictory or oppositional… 

Astrologer Diana McMahon Collis points out in TMA that we “may start to drop the familiar face we show to the world and expose more of our hidden side—or that someone around us does so… this could come as a surprise or shock to whoever is not used to seeing this ‘other side’… in a personal sense, it indicates realizing something about ourselves that we denied or simply had not noticed before—if we can accept and integrate this aspect of ourselves, perhaps our experience of life can expand… much the same applies if we’re seeing another side to somebody else’s character or situation—sometimes, though, it’s hard to feel comfortable with something distinctly different from our prior experience; so, we need to allow time to adjust and try to get in touch with acceptance of this ‘new normal’.”

Either way, because messenger Mercury is conjunct this eclipse by one degree—something needs to be communicated, shared, informed, or discussed… however, the ‘right’ words may struggle to emerge—remember that Mercury is retrograde—words could be misconstrued or misunderstood, delayed, tangled, or missed entirely.

It may even be reasonable to presume that our thoughts or feelings have yet to be fully formed or processed at this time, and so words are expressed somewhat superficially, or robotically, lacking any full resonance.

Finally, Neptune squares this eclipsed triad of symbolism, adding further confusion, delay, or flummoxed perplexity—for now…

Through all this darkness it is clarity, above all, that is necessary… try to be as clear as possible with the words you have available to define what it is you’re experiencing.

It may be that when we no longer know what to do, we have come to our real work and when we no longer know which way to go, we have begun our real journey.❞
——Wendell Berry

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★Wednesday Forecast

Gemini Balsamic Moon
—June 9

A necessary openness to Life itself continues to be the theme as the eleventh degree of Gemini is again illuminated, this time by the moon…

Reflect back to May, when this degree was hit three separate times, in order, by Mercury, Venus, and then by the sun—all demonstrating a different motivation, sure, but the essence of the degree continues to demand its due.

Today the moon connects to this degree through a conjunction with the North Node, as did all the others… healing is being offered, vibrations of love, compassion and benevolence—between yourself and an/Other—all of these flexible pardons only perpetuated by Jupiter moving through Pisces, and somewhat secured through a balsamic moon seeking to release past or present burdens.

When the balsamic moon is in Gemini, the release and letting go is likely in regard to communications and exchanges, such as tying up loose ends via text, email, or snail mail matters—these would be textbook cookbook suggestions, sure—especially as the eclipse occurs tomorrow—never a good time to begin anything new: today or tomorrow… but, really, a pre-eclipsed moon would suggest, always always, the need to retire or surrender.

Particularly, as many signs point to a similar notion… you are being asked to surrender a way of thinking about something, or regarding something, imagining something, or believing something as you regard it, imagine it, or believe it to be—concepts and belief systems and past patterns of development or consideration need to be released or reexamined, updated, exchanged, or improved upon…

Perhaps the manner through which you express yourself is no longer as effective as it once was, or it’s possible that what you always thought to be true is simply not true and maybe never was…

Or maybe, just maybe—the imaginary limitations your mind has always structured for you, mistakenly, are now being recognized as foreign, obsolete, or outworn, and need to be eliminated.

Today is a day to reflect, to think, and to consider inner truths… but really, today is intensely about opening your mind to the hidden and unknown possibilities all around.

Go deeper, beneath what people said.
——Virginia Woolf

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★Tuesday Forecast

Taurus/Gemini Balsamic Moon
—June 8

Perhaps today’s energies, much like yesterday’s energies still reverberating, are but momentary gifts from the gods in that a precious place of pause is feeling both necessary and appreciated.

Also, it’s a balsamic moon—in Taurus—much like a contented cow in a pasture, with a panoramic view—simply breathing in and out in between urgently diminished glances of foggy detail in any direction… and feeling quite nice.

Energy levels are low, and already feeling somewhat busied or anxious, influenced by a lunarly shift into Gemini midday on the west coast… imagine again, an unexpecting cow in a pasture with an unrelenting fly buzzing around its ear and no clear perception of anything around—how alarming and urgent this must feel, but also, the powerlessness and impatience of it all…

Though I can’t imagine a cow would ever feel impatience.

Again, to take pause and consider the gifts of these moments—this potential calm before the eclipsed wonderland up ahead—patience will be in very low supply.

Just breathe…

In fact, at this time, “you need to believe that something good is happening, and trust those involved in the situation…” and I realize that this may be easier said than done at this time—but maintaining an openness to it all might actually be what’s necessary to clarify the vague as well as to answer the questions.

The human condition means that we can zone out and forget what the hell we’re doing… so the secret is to have a sense of yourself, your real self, your unique self… and not just once in a while, or once a day, but all throughout the day, the week and through your life.❞
——Bill Murray

Hill, L. “360 Degrees of Wisdom.” A Plume Book; ©2004.

★Monday Forecast

Taurus Balsamic Moon
—June 7

The moon moves away from a very early morning connection to Uranus by conjunction, simultaneously illuminating a building square between Uranus and Saturn, to be exact again this month for the second of three squares on the fifteenth… a moon which seeks security and stability is seemingly illuminating anything but.

Consider that today’s reflections and manifestations may be offering you opportunities for stable grounded-ness so that you may open yourself to receive more insightful reveries…

Try, always, to see the opportunity within the obstacle.

These energies will build until mid-month, when Saturn and Uranus square for the second time this year, and this will occur through a degree that associates itself to pushing forward… toward rebuilding, learning from mistakes, and ‘crawling out from under an oppressive situation once one has seen the light of day…’ though also ‘warily entering a new scene; living in an operative fiction’, and really, overall, for the sake of it all: entertaining an innate curiosity.

A true curiosity toward an operative fiction… hmmmm, that’ll be something, yes!?

At this stage, through the moon’s illumination of it—it’s possible we’re at the phase of toughening up in preparation.

With everything occurring now, in seemingly all directions, it is probably best to take it all in slowly, in a mindfulness of preparation, and in a spirit of peripheral trust.

At the same time, Saturn and Chiron are building upon a second sextile, to be exact on June 23rd, the second of three, through a degree that somewhat perpetuates a mentality of preparedness, patience, and perseverance… and whatever triggers you’re already beginning to feel—these might resolve themselves quite naturally, or perhaps the dreaded and dramatic damage imagined could defuse itself entirely.

Or. And perhaps more opportunistically… these triggers—perhaps these are but alarms for you to acknowledge and look deeper into an underlying meaning, or issue.

This said—these results will still need to be prepared on your part… your triggers will not go away of themselves, but will need to be participated in—you’ll need to do the necessary work… it would seem as though the healing will only occur if the hard part is properly acknowledged and addressed, and making adjustments when things don’t go as planned.

If happiness is what you’re after, then you are going to be let down frequently and be unhappy much of your time. Joy, though, is something else. It’s not a choice, not a response to some result, it is a constant. Joy is the feeling we have from doing what we are fashioned to do, no matter the outcome.❞ ——Matthew McConaughey

²Goldsmith, M. “The Zodiac by Degrees.” Weiser Books; ©2004.
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★WEEKLY WRITE-UP•••

CURIOUSER & CURIOUSER
June 7-13th

Again, we are upon a week offering an eclipse—this one, I believe, is asking us to ask ourselves why we believe what we believe.

Curiouser and curiouser…

This week’s peak experience emphasis falls upon Geminian vibrations, the sun and the moon coming together in Gemini, meeting a retrograded Mercury here by one degree—all this mutability, mutating and morphing, swirling and curling—seemingly materializing—like the smoky exhalation from the caterpillar’s hookah hit.

Wandering in Wonderland, we are now rationalizing all our thoughts and feelings, striving to make sense of the nonsensical, as we begin to notice the path from which we came is quickly being brushed away…

As shamanic astrologer Raven Kaldera states of a Gemini moon, “it’s what you know, not what you sense or intuit, that sets you above the dull and ignorant crowd… even mysterious lunar information, like feelings and intuition, can—must—somehow be contained within words or symbols that cannot be spoken, cannot be put into words, infuriates and terrifies a Gemini moon.”¹

Are we being asked to speak the unspeakable?

Are we being asked to think the unthinkable?

Are we being asked to observe the unobservable?

A Gemini moon needs to find a way to integrate between the two—to play, as it were, both sides of the coin of choice.

Continued, Kaldera explains, “rather than rail against injustice, [you] will find a way to sneak justice by the authorities—[Gemini] is both honorable and a cheat, both a supporter of the system and a subverter of it, both noble and statesmen and trickster, both fair and partial, both scientist and magician, and seems to have no qualms about these apparently mutually exclusive goals.”¹

Are we, then, being asked to pull off both sides of a coin within whatever version of our reality we’re experiencing?

Are we, then, being challenged to remain calm and collected amidst it all, in our right mind?—rising above, essentially, the lazy, easy, mindlessness of being so triggered or offended at every turn?

The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function.❞
——F Scott Fitzgerald

★Monday Forecast
Taurus Balsamic Moon
—June 7

The moon moves away from a very early morning connection to Uranus by conjunction, simultaneously illuminating a building square between Uranus and Saturn, to be exact again this month for the second of three squares on the fifteenth… a moon which seeks security and stability is seemingly illuminating anything but.

Consider that today’s reflections and manifestations may be offering you opportunities for stable grounded-ness so that you may open yourself to receive more insightful reveries…

Try, always, to see the opportunity within the obstacle.

These energies will build until mid-month, when Saturn and Uranus square for the second time this year, and this will occur through a degree that associates itself to pushing forward… toward rebuilding, learning from mistakes, and ‘crawling out from under an oppressive situation once one has seen the light of day…’² though also ‘warily entering a new scene; living in an operative fiction’, and really, overall, for the sake of it all: entertaining an innate curiosity.

A true curiosity toward an operative fiction… hmmmm, that’ll be something, yes!?

At this stage, through the moon’s illumination of it—it’s possible we’re at the phase of toughening up in preparation.

With everything occurring now, in seemingly all directions, it is probably best to take it all in slowly, in a mindfulness of preparation, and in a spirit of peripheral trust.

At the same time, Saturn and Chiron are building upon a second sextile, to be exact on June 23rd, the second of three, through a degree that somewhat perpetuates a mentality of preparedness, patience, and perseverance… and whatever triggers you’re already beginning to feel—these might resolve themselves quite naturally, or perhaps the dreaded and dramatic damage imagined could defuse itself entirely.

Or. And perhaps more opportunistically… these triggers—perhaps these are but alarms for you to acknowledge and look deeper into an underlying meaning, or issue.

This said—these results will still need to be prepared on your part… your triggers will not go away of themselves, but will need to be participated in—you’ll need to do the necessary work… it would seem as though the healing will only occur if the hard part is properly acknowledged and addressed, and making adjustments when things don’t go as planned.

If happiness is what you’re after, then you are going to be let down frequently and be unhappy much of your time. Joy, though, is something else. It’s not a choice, not a response to some result, it is a constant. Joy is the feeling we have from doing what we are fashioned to do, no matter the outcome.❞
——Matthew McConaughey

★Tuesday Forecast
Taurus/Gemini Balsamic Moon
—June 8

Perhaps today’s energies, much like yesterday’s energies still reverberating, are but momentary gifts from the gods in that a precious place of pause is feeling both necessary and appreciated.

Also, it’s a balsamic moon—in Taurus—much like a cow in a pasture, with a panoramic view—simply breathing in and out in between urgently diminished glances of foggy detail in any direction is feeling quite nice.

Energy levels are low, and already feeling somewhat busied or anxious, influenced by a lunarly shift into Gemini midday on the west coast… imagine a cow in a pasture with an unrelenting fly buzzing around your ear and no clear perception of anything around—how alarming and urgent this must feel, but also, the powerlessness and impatience of it all… 

Again, to take pause and consider the gifts of these moments—this potential calm before the eclipsed wonderland up ahead.

In fact, at this time, “you need to believe that something good is happening, and trust those involved in the situation…”³ and I realize that this may be easier said than done at this time—but maintaining an openness to it all might actually be what’s necessary to clarify the vague and answer the questions.

The human condition means that we can zone out and forget what the hell we’re doing… so the secret is to have a sense of yourself, your real self, your unique self… and not just once in a while, or once a day, but all throughout the day, the week and through your life.❞
——Bill Murray

★Wednesday Forecast
Gemini Balsamic Moon
—June 9

A necessary openness to Life itself continues to be the theme as the eleventh degree of Gemini is again illuminated, this time by the moon…

Reflect back to May, when this degree was hit three separate times, in order, by Mercury, Venus, and then by the sun—all demonstrating a different motivation, sure, but the essence of the degree continues to demand its due.

Today the moon connects to this degree through a conjunction with the North Node, as did all the others… healing is being offered, vibrations of love, compassion and benevolence—between yourself and an/Other—all of these flexible pardons only perpetuated by Jupiter moving through Pisces, and somewhat secured through a balsamic moon seeking to release past or present burdens.

When the balsamic moon is in Gemini, the release and letting go is likely in regard to communications and exchanges, such as tying up loose ends via text, email, or snail mail matters—these would be textbook cookbook suggestions, sure—especially as the eclipse occurs tomorrow—never a good time to begin anything new…  but, really, a pre-eclipsed moon would suggest, always always, the need to retire or surrender.

Particularly, as many signs point to a similar notion… you are being asked to surrender a way of thinking about something, or regarding something, imagining something, or believing something as you believe it to be—concepts and belief systems and past patterns of development or consideration need to be released or reexamined, updated, exchanged, or improved upon…

Perhaps the manner through which you express yourself is no longer as effective as it once was, or it’s possible that what you always thought to be true is simply not true and maybe never was… or maybe, just maybe—the imaginary limitations your mind has always structured, mistakenly, for you are now being recognized, and needing to be eliminated, by you.

Today is a day to reflect, to think, and to consider inner truths… but really, today is intensely about opening your mind to the hidden and unknown possibilities all around.

Go deeper, beneath what people said.❞
——Virginia Woolf

•●Thursday Forecast★
Gemini Solar Eclipse at 19°47′
*3:52am PDT; 4:52am MDT; 5:52am CDT; 6:52am EDT
—June 10

Today’s eclipse is offering light to what has been shadowed or darkened, denied, or outrightly buried… and through this light there is opportunity to trust in what is being illuminated.

What are you needing to communicate or share?

What kinds of knowledge or insight or wisdom are you needing or seeking—or receiving?

What thoughts have you been thinking?

Why do you believe in what you believe to be true?

From recent darkness, what are you beginning to see in the light?

These are some of the questions emerging now… questions you may or may not have current answers to—or answers which may feel somewhat contradictory or oppositional… 

Astrologer Diana McMahon Collis points out in TMA that we “may start to drop the familiar face we show to the world and expose more of our hidden side—or that someone around us does so… this could come as a surprise or shock to whoever is not used to seeing this ‘other side’… in a personal sense, it indicates realizing something about ourselves that we denied or simply had not noticed before—if we can accept and integrate this aspect of ourselves, perhaps our experience of life can expand… much the same applies if we’re seeing another side to somebody else’s character or situation—sometimes, though, it’s hard to feel comfortable with something distinctly different from our prior experience; so, we need to allow time to adjust and try to get in touch with acceptance of this ‘new normal’.”

Either way, because messenger Mercury is conjunct this eclipse by one degree—something needs to be communicated, shared, informed, or discussed… however, the ‘right’ words may struggle to emerge—remember that Mercury is retrograde—words could be misconstrued or misunderstood, delayed, tangled, or missed entirely.

It may even be reasonable to presume that our thoughts or feelings have yet to be fully formed or processed at this time, and so words are expressed somewhat superficially, or robotically, lacking any full resonance.

Finally, Neptune squares this eclipsed triad of symbolism, adding further confusion, delay, or flummoxed perplexity.

Through all this darkness it is clarity, above all, that is necessary… try to be as clear as possible with the words you have available to define what it is you’re experiencing.

It may be that when we no longer know what to do, we have come to our real work and when we no longer know which way to go, we have begun our real journey.❞
——Wendell Berry

★Friday Forecast
Cancer Crescent Moon
—June 11

Vulnerabilities are exposed today, possibly out loud. And, or, there may be a real rude reminder of your responsibilities in some regard… it’s quite possible that something very jarring has scrambled you or your thoughts and feelings. 

This requires time. And processing.

Try to remember to take care of yourself—in fact, dare I suggest that whatever rude reminder you’re currently enduring could be a result of you failing to care for yourself appropriately in the first place?

Everything is relative, everything is perspective—especially now.

Today Mars moves into Leo, amping up the volume of our inner motivation from the lulling lateral lullabies and dauntingly defensive ditties we’ve been working through… no, Mars in Leo is powerful, and bold, and daring, and Mars in Leo will be heard.

Could it be that your true inner motivations have been put on hold? No longer.

Honor your inner needs—this is how you love yourself—dare I suggest that this is how we love one another…

What goes too long unchanged destroys itself.❞
——Ursula K. Le Guin

★Saturday Forecast
Cancer Crescent Moon
—June 12

Today’s challenge dares you to open yourself, or to remain open if you’ve already aligned yourself with these cosmic signaling suggestions…

I realize that you may be experiencing a real mind fuck, truly, but you must remain open to it and everything this is asking you to unravel.

Flexibility is imperative.

But much more so, much more than flexibility—receptivity to give yourself, and remain open, to others despite inclinations to close off or shut down or dismiss or reject… in pursuit of your personal evolution, that is, to forgive and to heal and to be open to receive—to be open to love rather than making choices slathered in fear.

I realize: this will take a lot.

But then again—it’s likely you’ve just been schooled in a way that has brutally reminded you that you have been living in a way, or perceiving your reality in a way, that didn’t exactly reciprocate your best interests they way you trusted this did.

And so maybe this necessary flexibility is just the first step of coming out of that coma and living your life in a bright and new blinding light.

We think we understand the rules when we become adults but what we really experience is a narrowing of the imagination.❞
——David Lynch

★Sunday Forecast
Cancer/Leo Crescent Moon
—June 13

There’s a good possibility that you may still be quite defensive… and hopefully the more optimistic vibrations today will help you get over yourself a bit.

Remember that the whole point of the confusion you’ve been navigating and the reality you’ve subscribed to has just been shattered—these were efforts to release you from your own illusions, illusions which were not serving you… these were cosmic efforts to realign you to your ideals, to open you to receive these ideals.

To be open to receive your own reality, wide open…

For those of you already living your ideals—as you should be by now—perhaps these eclipses inspired gentle guidance toward timing, tweaking, tasking, or trusting further and more securely within your ideals.

Either way, consider the notion that you have been pushed up to the edge—it is now time to fly, your wings are ready.

Because we don’t know when we will die, we get to think of life as an inexhaustible well. Yet everything happens a certain number of times, and a very small number, really. How many more times will you remember a certain afternoon of your childhood, some afternoon that’s so deeply a part of your being that you can’t even conceive of your life without it? Perhaps four or five times more. Perhaps not even. How many more times will you watch the full moon rise? Perhaps twenty. And yet it all seems limitless.❞
——Paul Bowles

REFERENCES•••

¹Kaldera, R. “Myth Astrology.” Llewellyn Publications; ©2005.
²Goldsmith, M. “The Zodiac by Degrees.” Weiser Books; ©2004.
³Hill, L. “360 Degrees of Wisdom.” A Plume Book; ©2004.

Rudhyar, D. “An Astrological Mandala.” Vintage Books; ©1973.
Kaldera, R. “Moon Phase Astrology.” Destiny Books; ©2011.

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