Finish old business on a high note this morning. This is particularly emphasized with the Moon void in Pisces — the last sign of the zodiac — until 2:30PM PDT. In addition, confusion and chaos are potentially on the rise due to Venus forming its annual opposition with its higher-guardian planet Neptune (5:09AM PDT). What you believe to be true about a significant other may not be the case. Don’t jump to conclusions without the facts. In the meantime, Venus moves on to making two aspects with ring-master Saturn — a seemingly supportive, 60-degree contact (11:37AM PDT) and a more caustic contra-parallel (1:52PM PDT). Even with favorable alignments — like the 60-degree sextile aspect — Saturn can rub you the wrong way and increase limits, frustrations or delays. Therefore, be more cautious and careful as the waning hours of the void lunar uncertainty zone come to pass. Once the Moon enters fiery Aries (2:30PM PDT), the universe encourages you to be more assertive and to accentuate your leadership credentials across the board. This is emphasized several hours later when the Moon trines the Sun in fire signs (10:14PM PDT). However, Aries Moon can also equate with a build-up of stubborn attitudes and since tomorrow offers many disturbing sky patterns, you should strive to be on your best behavior as tonight morphs into Saturday morning.
Calendar of the Sun
Colors: Green and gold
Altar: Upon cloth of green and gold set flowers and herbs in pots, a bowl of rainwater, a large pitcher of manure tea, and several empty baskets.
Offerings: Water and fertilizer, to be added to the garden.
Daily Meal: Vegetarian.
Earth, you begin to give forth your bounty!
Like the maiden blossoming into the mother,
Like the youth growing into the father,
You yield your children up to us
For our sustenance and health,
As we are also your children.
We will not waste your gifts!
We will nurture what you bring forth
With the labor of our hands,
That those gifts shall be sustained
Year after year, and that you shall
Never be exhausted.
We will not be ungrateful, O Earth whose life is ours,
But we will give back as much as we take,
For this is the way of balance.
Call the sun to us
You are one with us
(Two who have been chosen to do the work of the ritual take up the rainwater and the manure tea, and carry them out to the garden, where they are ceremonially poured around the roots of the herbs and vegetables. All others follow with the empty baskets, and harvest some thing from the garden, whether a token or a main part of the next meal. After this, each should do some part of the work of further watering, or fertilizing, or mulching, to give back to the earth as much as is taken away.)
(waning /70% illumination)
This is a tremendous time of transmutation. All of the prior elements are coming together for a final burst of creative output. You have seen a clear view of your own needs and the posture of significant others. Now the accumulation of that input is leading to a deep, core change within you. In this phase, you will naturally be inclined to seek higher guidance so that you can emerge from this transformation successfully. The Disseminting Moon favors sharing what you have learned (and are learning) with others.
Wishing you and yours a very Blessed and Relaxing Weekend!
Walk out in the woods or forest and take a mini-retreat. Really you don’t have to go out in the woods, got a quiet place in the house? Use it! You will be amazed how you will feel afterwards. Letting go of all your emotions, anger and anything that has upset you since your last retreat. You need to take one a least every month. It helps to draw you closer to the Goddess. And being a child of Her’s, She is delighted when we try to make that connection.