Sometimes it seems as though each random sky pattern is vying with the other ones for planetary configuration of the day. That’s the odd situation today as Mercury forms its annual polarity with Uranus (1:17AM). This can be a truly enlightening, if not electrifying, opposition — especially regarding key relationships across the board. However, it can also increase nervous anxiety, worries, and self-doubts. In addition, the next alignment happening just 2+ hours later is the monthly Moon-Saturn opposition from Taurus to Scorpio (3:25AM) which may produce more restraints and limitations than any kind of euphoria and excitement. A Moon-Sun flowing trine from Taurus to Virgo (6:32AM) sounds like a great reinforcement for accomplishing a lot in the real world, but it also begins a long void cycle in Taurus that continues until Gemini Moon arrives (11:27PM). While the uncertainty of this void-of-course zone is very strong, Vesta unites with Saturn at 19 degrees of Scorpio (12:11PM) — acting as a reminder to make sure safety and security measures are in force on your home and business fronts. Mars also makes a major change by shifting its allegiance from fixed-watery Scorpio to mutable-fiery Sagittarius (2:58PM) over the next six weeks until October 26. This energy-dynamic can activate your interest in a favorite sport and help you develop new exercise regimes. Strive to keep your overall productivity going strong while Ceres squares Jupiter (3:21PM). Even though the Moon remains in its void condition later on, Juno trines Saturn in water signs (9:23PM) with the potential for nurturing sensitive love bonds while also neutralizing the previous strain that could be developing from Vesta in conjunction with timekeeper-extraordinaire Saturn. Finally, the Moon leaves void mode in Taurus by entering flexible, versatile Gemini (11:27PM). This should allow you to focus attention on reading, writing and enjoying lighthearted discussions, but watch out for sudden darts of anger flying nearby as the Moon opposes Mars (11:55PM) and Mars approaches a potentially volatile, 135-degree contact with idiosyncratic Uranus (exact at 6:10AM tomorrow). [Note to readers: All times are calculated for Pacific Daylight Time. Be sure to adjust all times according to your own local time so the alignments noted above will be exact for your location.]
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After a quiet day of relatively grounded energy, the pace quickens as trickster Mercury tensely opposes electric Uranus. Anything can happen today as thoughts strike like bolts of lightning, creating moments of great awareness. Meanwhile, warrior Mars blasts into opinionated Sagittarius and although we feel free to share our ideas, communication might be explosive. Thankfully, the steady Taurus Moon helps stabilize us in the midst of the chaos.
(Mar 21 – Apr 19)
Just when you thought you had everything under control, you suddenly realize that you must be dreaming. The electrical circuits are all switched on high, sparks are flying everywhere and mental fuses are blowing left and right. It’s like a laser light show playing in your mind. But if you try to stop the performance, you might only make matters worse. As long as you respect the boundaries of others, this cosmic shock can be an amazingly creative experience.
(Apr 20 – May 20)
Perhaps your mother once warned you about crazy days like this. You planned on enjoying your favorite Saturday routine, but the cosmos apparently have a wildly different idea. You might as well set your schedule aside, for it’s not going to unfold as you imagined. At first, you could feel irritated that you’re not getting your way but if you can relax into the flow, you may be thrilled with the unexpected twists and turns you encounter.
(May 21 – Jun 20)
If you’re a performer in a circus, it’s wise to let someone else handle your high-wire acts today since the universe has a few surprises in store for you. However, if you are a juggler, you might be able to keep more balls in the air and more plates spinning on sticks than ever before. Just remember that when you are on a roll with events happening faster than normal, you can’t rely on your brakes to stop in time. Planning ahead is still a smart move even if you need to make adjustments on the fly.
(Jun 21 – Jul 22)
Your nerves could get rattled today by someone who appears to take delight in pushing your buttons. Although you might feel as if you are being attacked, most likely this isn’t the case. People can unintentionally say hurtful things that don’t carry an emotional charge for them, yet your acute sensitivity reads it as a personal affront. Step back, take a few deep breaths and shake it off. You can’t control the actions of others but you can control how you respond
(Jul 23 – Aug 22)
Today can be packed with fun and frivolity as long as you’re not planning on getting any rest and relaxation. There could be some unfamiliar emotional intensity in the air, prompting you to spread your wings and fly far away from the drama. Your intentions may be challenged by others but if you mean well, they will eventually forget their doubts and join in your pursuit of pleasure. Your passionate nature is hard to resist.
(Aug 23 – Sep 22)
Don’t bother trying to accomplish too many mundane mental tasks today. Brilliant Uranus electrifies your ruling planet Mercury, creating sudden epiphanies and taking every ounce of willpower you can muster just to keep up with your own thoughts. Try to keep the best ones in your net of consciousness. Give your mind a chance to explore uncharted space since you’ll land safely back on earth by tomorrow.
(Sep 23 – Oct 22)
Forget about reading a map to see where you are going now. Your key planet Venus is receiving thunderbolts from unstable Uranus, prompting you to feel a bit out of whack. Although others can’t seem to settle into a routine today, you can escape their erratic energy by pursuing your goals instead. Remember the adrenaline rush you experience when you’re in motion. Your thoughts and feelings are running one step ahead of your actions. Enjoy the excitement of self-discovery while it lasts.
(Oct 23 – Nov 21)
It’s as if your mind is racing on an open road without a speed limit, yet every now and then there is a sharp turn that suddenly appears with no warning. Luckily, there’s no cause for alarm today because your responses are quick and nothing can be put in front of you that you can’t navigate. If you consciously slow your thoughts down, you may be able to appreciate the detours of the day even more. The journey might be just as rewarding as the destination.
(Nov 22 – Dec 21)
You are known among your circle of friends for your big laugh and your bold ideas. However, you’re focused like a laser today on one specific thought and won’t be distracted by any of the usual suspects. Additionally, it’s as if someone has changed the speed on your music player and everything is running faster than normal. The weird thing is that you can still understand all the words. Thinking inside the box now is just a study in frustration. Free your mind and the rest will follow.
(Dec 22 – Jan 19)
A totally unexpected event could start your day with a shock. However, a sudden change of plans may open your eyes to an entirely new outlook on life. You may be intrigued with unorthodox concepts you’ve never thought about before. But as the day continues to unfold, try to find constructive ways to make use of all that you are learning. Let go of your preconceived ideas so you can fully embrace the future with an open heart.
(Jan 20 – Feb 18)
It’s as if there’s an electrical current running through your nervous system today making you feel more alive than ever. However, it may be challenging to stay grounded in your body. The planets are singing your favorite tune now and your brain is buzzing with snap, crackle and pop as stimulating thoughts explode into awareness. A sensible strategy is to seek out other like-minded eccentrics with whom you can travel to the edges of the universe. Learning to fly is easier in a flock.
(Feb 19 – Mar 20)
Sometimes you are more comfortable with your dreams and fantasies when they don’t have any words to confuse the message. However, all forms of written and verbal communication are in the spotlight today. There’s no escape from the high-frequency mental chit-chat that continues to follow you around. You might as well resign yourself to spending the day in your hyperactive world. Just remember that the noise is coming from within, regardless of how it seems. Take a risk and share your thoughts if you want any peace of mind.
Something to Believe In
Lucky Jupiter steps in to ease the stressful Uranus-Pluto square
No sooner than Mars has precisely jousted with Uranus last night — creating all kinds of discordant ramifications for humankind — than the traditional planet of war, anger, and inflammatory behavior turns pacifist peacemaker and supposed healer-extraordinaire by forging a flowing trine in water signs with shamanistic Chiron (12:15AM). Friday evening’s Mars-Uranus skirmish and this morning’s Mars-Chiron love-fest happen only 42 minutes apart — explaining why living and surviving on Spaceship Earth, some 26,000-light-years from the center of our galactic home, seems sometimes to be more random rather than deliberate (as seen from a higher source of divine existence). Nevertheless, do take total advantage of the streaming essence of goodness that wants to sprinkle itself worldwide right now as the Moon in Leo offers loving, resourceful, and financially beneficial conjunctions with Jupiter (6:48AM) and Venus (7:02PM). Anyone can be on a cosmic roll despite recent setbacks, worries and hassles. Sure, the Sun having just entered fastidious and potentially workaholic Virgo and the dark-of-the-moon, balsamic phase cycle gaining strength tomorrow and early in Monday are not easy to deal with, but it is a rare day when Mars acts kindly and the universe comforts you with lunar unions embracing glorious Jupiter and Venus. Revelations may also appear almost out of nowhere later on as Uranus makes a subtle and yet still strong, 30-degree rapport with Chiron (10:18PM) followed only five minutes later by a flowing trine between the Moon and Uranus in fire signs (10:23PM). [Note to readers: All times are calculated for Pacific Daylight Time. Be sure to adjust all times according to your own local time so the alignments noted above will be exact for your location.]
We feel a heightened sense of urgency today as the dramatic Leo Sun harmoniously trines electric Uranus. Mischievous Mercury is also in the mix, suddenly bringing hidden tensions out into the open and upsetting the status quo. We don’t know what’s around the next corner and think that we can say nearly anything. However, a cosmic counter current brings regret if we speak without considering the consequences when Mercury squares karmic Saturn.
(Mar 21 – Apr 19)
You may be flying by the seat of your pants now while the Sun in your 5th House of Fun and Games connects with irrepressible Uranus in your impulsive sign. You’re extremely motivated to see if you can outsmart karma with your radical behavior. Your mind is crackling with ingenious ideas now, and you are eager to see how they manifest in the real world. Although your drive for success is admirable, don’t forget to balance your hard work with plenty of play.
(Apr 20 – May 20)
You have a lot of details on your plate today, but you’re clever enough to figure out a way to do something more fun instead. You might channel your creativity toward planning an escape from work rather than finishing a project. Ironically, the most radical ideas are the ones you can most likely get away with now, so be outrageous and think outside of the box. You won’t ever know what could happen unless you try. Spread your wings and fly.
(May 21 – Jun 20)
Events are unfolding so quickly today that you may not have a chance to analyze a situation before jumping into the drama. Normally, this wouldn’t bother you in the least, but now you might find yourself in an unfamiliar social setting that surprisingly stretches your limits too far. Don’t let fear prevent you from being fully in the moment. It’s better to say too much now than too little. Expect the unexpected; the more flexible you are, the greater the rewards.
(Jun 21 – Jul 22)
You’re not completely thrilled about being pushed out into the public eye today, but it’s probably a smart idea to hide your annoyance for a while longer. Overcoming your resistance enables you to surprise others with a stellar performance. Playing your part can bring recognition by your peers or even a raise in pay, so don’t say no just because the thought of being on stage makes you feel uncomfortable. Step into the spotlight and shine.
(Jul 23 – Aug 22)
You can get away with being as weird as you want now, setting the stage for a memorable experience. Your need to do something totally outrageous may reach a point of no return today, provoking you to act impulsively. But rather than being sensitive to the needs of others, maverick Uranus harmonizes with the Sun in your sign, encouraging you to do whatever you wish. Nevertheless, there are still unspoken boundaries. Don’t step too far over the edge or you’ll have to invest a bit of time later cleaning up an unnecessary mess.
(Aug 23 – Sep 22)
You are on a mission today and you won’t let someone get in your way without putting up a fight. Fortunately, you can emerge a winner if you are honest about your intentions and don’t scatter your energy. Stand up for your convictions, even if you would prefer to avoid conflict. Hopefully, the skirmish will be over quickly and you’ll be able to get on with your work once the air is cleared and others realize you mean business.
(Sep 23 – Oct 22)
Quirky acquaintances inspire you today, especially if you see them as your ticket to ride. You may feel restrained by current social circumstances, challenging you to escape the boredom of the day. However, it’s easier to try something totally different when you’re hanging out with free-spirited innovators. Nevertheless, it’s a mistake to expect someone else to make your move for you; push beyond your comfort zone and follow your bliss.
(Oct 23 – Nov 21)
You could be the hero who saves the day at work if you are willing to move beyond your fears and share your unorthodox solution to a complicated problem. Although you might expect others to reject your eccentric idea, they may quickly approve of the plan because they appreciate your radical perspective now. Don’t hold your punches; state your case and then let go of any attachment you have to the outcome. It won’t take long for others to recognize your genius.
(Nov 22 – Dec 21)
It’s time to resurrect your dreams of taking a magical holiday to an exotic destination. The Sun in your 9th House of Travel creates an easy trine to irrepressible Uranus in your 5th House of Play, transforming an unfulfilled fantasy into a realistic possibility. But don’t bother coloring in all the details yet; just declare your intentions now and start making plans. The anticipation is half the fun.
(Dec 22 – Jan 19)
There are a few surprises in your personal life that demand your attention now, but ultimately everything should turn out better than you expect. Your drive for stability on the home front runs up against your desire for more personal freedom. Normally, you aren’t thrilled when unexpected change strikes; however, you are relieved today when the stuck energy is finally released. Take advantage of this opportunity to finally let go of old fears because they only stand in the way of your potential happiness.
(Jan 20 – Feb 18)
You have an amazing opportunity today to reveal a part of your personality that you have been hiding from the rest of the world. Fortunately, your key planet Uranus forms a superconductive trine with the Sun and Mercury in your 7th House of Partnerships today, electrifying your connections with others. An existing relationship can be strengthened now if you take a risk and share what’s in your heart, even if your feelings are a bit unconventional. Don’t hold back; this is your ultimate chance to be uniquely you.
(Feb 19 – Mar 20)
A long-awaited breakthrough at work is possible today and it could impact your finances in a positive way. There’s no need to restrict the stream of innovative ideas that you can bring to the table now. But don’t waste time making plans or telling everyone what you intend to do in the future. Your intuitive channels are wide open, so get busy and follow your instincts right now before the cosmic tides change direction.
Help Us Survive, Please!
The shake-ups and wake-ups associated with the recent and nearly simultaneous Saturn and Uranus stations may seem to be behind you (according to chronological time). However, one of the cardinal principles in astrology is that very recent solar and planetary alignments, cycles and events don’t just disappear immediately after becoming exact. Instead, they turn into subliminal forces active below all of our conscious psychic radar screens as humans struggling to fulfill our higher destiny on the third rock from the Sun. Thus, today’s really cool, mentally-expansive, and emotionally-uplifting Sun parallel to Jupiter (3:18AM) is not all peaches and cream. In addition, the Sun’s monthly zodiacal shift — right now from Cancer to Leo (2:42PM) — may not be as loving, joyful and childlike as it usually is each year at this time because Saturn and Uranus have put themselves in the spotlight that should be shifting to the two supreme giants of our solar system — Jupiter and the Sun. Since the vibrations of Jupiter and the Sun — in synthesis — are so much more auspicious than the combination of Saturn and Uranus (particularly with them being almost exactly in an off-kilter, 150-degree tie from Scorpio to Aries), keep thinking along creative, artistic, and rejuvenating lines of energy — in order to escape the clutches of the shadow sides of Saturn and Uranus when they become exhausted from giving human souls an unnecessarily large portion of debilitating shock-and-awe treatment. [Note to readers: All times are calculated for Pacific Daylight Time. Be sure to adjust all times according to your own local time so the alignments noted above will be exact for your location.]
If you are sensing an impending change is about to happen, you are right on the money. Fortunately, the cosmic encounters you are tuning into are a combination of 24 to 48 hours away as Saturn in Scorpio halts to shift from reverse to direct and then Uranus in Aries halts to shift from direct to retrograde. The Saturn station — where this celestial body becomes motionless from the Earth’s perspective — occurs tomorrow while the Uranus station happens on Monday. Celestial bodies without motion signify a giant intensification of their archetypes and themes throughout humanity — making regular life and run-of-the-mill activities harder and more unsettled. However, when two major planets like Saturn and Uranus are not only pausing in their heavenly orbits, from our vantage point, but doing so in nearly an exact, off-kilter, 150-degree connection, then earthlings may be feeling a gigantic assault on their five senses and overall well-being. Today’s astro-psychic forecast is far less daunting as the Moon enters earthy and practical Taurus (1:44AM) — providing a welcome foundation for eager gardeners, cooks, bakers and hobbyists to strut their stuff. Your creative insights are amplified by supportive, 60-degree sextile formations between the Moon and Venus (3:35AM) and the Moon and Neptune (2:50PM). Don’t let the big chill freeze up your business and social interactions while Venus makes a frictional, 135-degree link with Saturn (3:51PM). Give self-doubts and old fears the boot. Utilize a Moon-Pluto trine in earth signs (11:32PM) to focus your spiritual willpower on carrying you through the next couple of days with a dynamic purpose functioning as a guiding light. [Note to readers: All times are calculated for Pacific Daylight Time. Be sure to adjust all times according to your own local time so the alignments noted above will be exact for your location.]
As indicated in yesterday’s calendar entry, a strange brew is being cooked up by Chiron at 18 degrees of Pisces — shifting gears from direct to retrograde motion (5:45AM). All Chiron archetypes — the wounded healer, maverick and catalytic forces, keys that open doors to higher divinity, bridges in consciousness linking soul and personality, alternative medicine and holistic healing techniques, herbalism, divination systems and oracles, UFOs and ETs, and the twilight zone — are emphasized, not only at the exact time of the station, but throughout the day. Aiding your quest for illumination are revelatory alignments where Mercury makes a 72-degree connection with Pallas (5:32AM) and another 72-degree tie with Uranus (10:56AM). On the heels of yesterday’s Sun-Mercury retrograde union, these two Mercury aspects are adding generous doses of enlightenment to your five senses and outlook on life. What can bring you down — if you are not careful enough — are the Moon in Aries square to Pluto in Capricorn (12:42PM) and opposite Mars in Libra (4:26PM). Why look for trouble when the universe is trying to fill you up with insights across the board? Utilize the monthly Moon-Uranus union in Aries (6:56PM) to study advances on the cutting edge of science and metaphysics. Get set for the solar change from airy Gemini to watery Cancer that will occur at 3:52AM tomorrow morning. [Note to readers: All times are calculated for Pacific Daylight Time. Be sure to adjust all times according to your own local time so the alignments noted above will be exact for your location.]