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It seems as if I’m always apologizing for not posting enough “astrology” on my astrology blog. Oh well. Maybe someone needs to pay me to do it. Any offers?
Anyway, this has been an eventful week in the sky, and there’s still more to come. After almost all the planets in the sky ganged up in Aries to oppose grouchy old Saturn through March and April, things are starting to change quite drastically. Saturn itself came out of retrograde in Libra just a couple of days ago, allowing the Cardinal signs to feel as if they can breathe again. At its worst, retrograde Saturn is a wet blanket that holds you down in one place, smothering you until you feel like you’ll never get up again. At its best, it teaches you that every minute of your life isn’t the right minute for everything. Patience is a virtue.
Jupiter also got moving — right into another sign. In fact, Jupiter, Mars, Venus, Mercury and the sun all end the month in a different sign than where they started the month. And smack dab in the middle of all that action is today’s lunar eclipse in Sagittarius.
What does that all mean? I’d normally say that an eclipse in Sagittarius shines a light on our beliefs, but in this case I’ll advise anyone who reads my blog to reconsider long-term plans based on how you feel today. There are some deep truths in your feelings and impulses today that you can genuinely trust — that’s not always the case during a lunar eclipse. Different opportunities are beginning to arise behind the scenes, and even if the full moon isn’t illuminating them now, trust that they’re there. Nevertheless, remember that Saturn still hasn’t started to push forward with any velocity, and Jupiter is in a sign that makes waiting for opportunity to come along a reasonable strategy for getting ahead.
A lunar eclipse in Sagittarius may bring out the eager, boisterous side of many of us, but right now is a good time to take it easy and trust that things will work out — even without a plan. Trust your impulses today, but don’t go crazy acting upon them. The time for action is yet to come.
While today’s full moon in Leo likely occured while you were still in bed, that doesn’t mean that the event will go by unnoticed. Egos will be big today. By late afternoon or early evening, however, both the moon and the sun will have slipped into different zodiac signs, likely dealing a humbling blow to those people who acted like jerks this morning. Sit back and enjoy it. There’s nothing more enjoyable than watching Karma in action.
It is a bad day for haircuts or any beauty treatments that aren’t tried and true. While some people will find that their creativity is peaking on a day like today, others will allow their egos to mess with their work. Avoid doing anything permanent until the sky sorts itself out.
Today’s full moon in Pisces should make for an interesting afternoon. Pisces is often considered to be an irrational sign, and the full moon is regarded as an irrational time. So what does that mean for you?
LOCK THE DOORS AND HIDE!
It’s really not that bad, but it’s no time to shop and certainly a terrible time for surgical cosmetic procedures or hair treatments involving harsh chemicals.
Just sit back and give yourself a day or two to get used to this big change in astrological weather. The sun just moved into Virgo — the least self-aware sign in the zodiac. With a bunch of retrograde planets in the sky (a few of which are hovering around house cusps) a clearer picture of where you want to take your look will emerge in the next couple of months.
On a side note, the current sky does not bode well for the upcoming S/S 2011 fashion shows. Only the most-perceptive designers are going to see themselves move into a new era of fashion. Others might be designing themselves right out of the business.
There was a partial lunar eclipse a few hours ago. Eclipses are supposed to make full moons even more powerful, especially if the degree of the eclipse is somehow personalized on your natal chart.
For the rest of us, however, the full moon in Capricorn can shed light on difficulties with coworkers and the overall work environment. Patience is the key when dealing with problems over the next couple of weeks. Patience will be rewarded. Capricorn is probably the least-reactive sign in the zodiac, and Capricorn natives can be all-business in the face of a crisis. Try to learn from their example.
On a more personal note, Capricorn is associated with the knees and the bones. The same dietary issues that affect bone health also impact the skin, hair and nails. Double check your diet to ensure you’re getting enough calcium and vitamin D. Spend a little time stretching this weekend, too. And, as with any full moon, be sure to drink plenty of water while your “juices” are flowing so freely. Your kidneys will thank you for it.
If you’re shopping this weekend, avoid purchasing status-conscious items, or anything emblazoned with a logo, for that matter. Poor impulse control — especially today — could see you dressed like a shill for someone else’s benefit.
Today’s full moon in Gemini comes at an especially auspicious time. On May 23, Jupiter and Saturn made their initial opposition — an event that only occurs once every twenty years. With Saturn sitting stationary at about 28° Virgo, that degree becomes tremendously important — even life changing — for anyone who has natal planets hovering around that degree or making strong aspects to it. Uranus also enters Aries today. The planet has been in Pisces since March of 2003. On May 31 Saturn turns direct, and just over a week later Jupiter leaves Pisces and then conjuncts Uranus in Aries on June 8. That’s also an infrequent aspect, happening every fourteen years or so.
The tone of the latter conjunction should be quite different from the tone of the first events I mentioned. Before I get ahead of myself, let me mention that today’s full moon is a great time to shut your mouth before you stick your foot in it. Don’t start a debate just because you’re feeling argumentative. And above all, if you’re going to argue, know what you’re talking about. In a debate, the full moon in Sagittarius favors the person with a deeper understanding of the issue. It’s no time to impress the world with your surface knowledge of a situation you believe you know because you probably don’t know much. It’s time to admit your shortcomings.
Back to the other aspects. I mentioned the Jupiter/Saturn opposition. A good way to try to understand that aspect is to study the conjunction that preceded it in May, 2000. If you can remember what you were doing then, then maybe you’ll be able to figure out where you’re headed now. I can say that that was an especially optimistic time in my life. My writing career was just about to take off, I was making positive strides in my personal life, and I felt extremely good about myself physically, mentally and spiritually. A few years later, however, I realized that there was a rather “Pollyanna” quality to that time in my life. I bought into my own hype. That’s what Jupiter can do. It brought me rewards that I had earned, but it also brought me a chronic back injury, a huge tax bill that still haunts me to this day, and an unsustainable career in a discipline that I wasn’t completely comfortable with anyway. It took me way too long to figure that out.
It’s ten years later, and the planets that defined that era of my life are now in opposition. I can look back to the last time this happened: September, 1989. I was in university. I was making friends with the most interesting people I’d ever met. I decided to renew my fitness trainer designation through the YMCA, an organization I still volunteer for almost twenty years later. I was honing my skills as a writer, and I was remarkably content with the minutiae of my life. While it was a struggle, it was a struggle I was willing to take on. I may be idealizing that part of my past, but I don’t believe I am. The things I did in 1989 while this opposition occured have had a far more positive impact upon my life than anything else I’ve ever done.
So, I’m back there again, and so are all of you. And whether or not you want to change things in your life, you’re probably going to have to change them, anyway. The upcoming Jupiter/Uranus conjunction is big news, and I don’t feel like it’s going to be good news. I’m a little worried about it. Perhaps the Jupiter/Saturn opposition does have me feeling pessimistic. Fortunately, I don’t have much happening in the first degree of Aries in my chart, or in the first degree of any of my natal planets. But for those of you who do, it should be a time of major changes, and those changes will probably have a tremendous impact on the people around you — so no one is going to be able to avoid this aspect.
I’m probably going to get around to posting monthly horoscopes on this blog. Sooner or later I’ll get around it, but for now I’m going to introduce Cosmically Chic’s first regular monthly feature, “Full Moon Fever.”
Today’s full moon occurs at 8:19 am EDT. It marks a good time to drink more water and to avoid excess salt in your diet. If you’ve been feeling like a beached whale lately, the bloating should subside. Ahhh! However, you might find yourself feeding emotional needs by feeding your face. Retrograde Mercury compounds the issue by making everyone a little too introspective throughout the day. Don’t psychoanalyze yourself until you’re feeling psychotic. Get your juices flowing by going to the gym and then you won’t feel so bad when you stop at Dairy Queen on the way home. You know you’re going to do it, anyway . . .