July 2013

Voyager 1 surfs edge of heliosphere, the edge of solar system;
earth’s heat record being broken in south west USA; many have
gone beyond themselves and back in their search to know the Self,
love and truth who we are. Astrologically this is posed to be
an unforgettable amazing summer for truth’s revelation, insight and joy,
self discovery and opportunity for Higher Love and happiness for all!

“There is no end, just new beginnings of the heart
to find itself, the unavoidable poetry of love.” -rt

“Every heart and mind is a garden, a friend.” -rt

  • Jupiter is conjuncting USA natal Venus now. Is America about to fall in love with itself and the world again? Big year for love, marriage, and babies perhaps? Real estate values, and the values of everything and everybody up? In the coming year of 2014, Uranus will square the USA Sun, and Pluto will then oppose it. This year and the next couple of years are a critical time for a re-awakening of high and noble road of ethics and higher self. Time for renewed aspirations for freedom love truth. Time for re-inspiration of the original founders high vision of peace and love for all. Time for renewed philosophy and dream enabling America, the USA, to reawaken and grow in world spirit, strong and noble. Unifying spiritual principle and ethical philosophy of higher love and truth, responsible compassionate politics and economic opportunity for all is once again needed for a healthy future. Each of us is called upon to live our highest dream. These are trying times for both the USA and the World and a new inner impulse of love and truth stirs within us. Pluto in Capricorn will oppose the USA Sun while Uranus squares it. Selfless truth and an all encompassing love/compassion is called for top to bottom. Pluto normally is thought of bringing a death and rebirth type experience as well as a youthful spirit of selfless courage. Perhaps it is the world awakening to a need for healthy environment and lifestyle. Its negative side is selfishness, dictating authority, and the shadow side or plutocracy in all modern materialistic affairs. Uranus is lightening changes and flashes of genius, originality, and creative freedom. Its negative side is going through changes without anything really changing. A sense of hysteria and panic without the calm wisdom to channel new crisis opportunities into positive change. Danger of change without any true inner transformation or realization renew. With the Scorpio rising USA chart, Saturn transiting is about to conjunct the Asc again end of July into August making for one possibly very hot severe summer for some. Or is it a tightening of the belt, a more disciplined, less obese and less ‘over the top’ overdoing America. The grand trine in water signs coming has brought much needed rain in parts of the country (eastern half) possibly leading to a good food harvest in such parts this summer. Jupiter is trining Saturn making for good economy. These are amazing times. In the Gemini Rising Chart for the USA, Uranus mid July here is almost hitting the square to natal USA Sun. Such aspect now and into next year depicts a sudden rise of new stars and leaders, as well as a sudden fall or change at the top of many a biz and enterprise. Uranus astrologically calls for strong change, a need to go to the next higher level or get crunched or take a fall. A need to do something, not just talk or feel about it. Uranus can bring new discoveries and new forms of energy, energetics. It can also bring quakes and storms, sudden changes and shocks, quick change. Pluto in Capricorn coming to oppose USA natal Sun in Cancer resists change; but calls for need to keep water, air, and food pure, clean, and healthy. A polluted environment and cluttered myriad channels/media and minds may be karma catching up to us, calling for a new simplification of everything. Pluto is associated with scandals and many abound these days. This could also be an influence in fluctuating gold prices. Pluto represents degrading or devaluing gold, the golden sun. Pluto’s opposition to USA’s Sun here represents devaluation or downward trend in gold prices. In 2014, it may portend of major turning points in history on many a front. As Jupiter, expansive energies, conjuncts USA Sun late August, we may see a very positive rebound and ascent in many a place; happiness and a sense of renewed prosperity, family, friendships. The Pluto opposition becoming exact in 2014 may yet tell the fuller story with history making events. July and August are astrologically attuned to give many an opportunity for love and peace, prosperity and social fun; but keep your eye on end of July and around August 7th for quirks and turn-a-rounds in the summer of peace and love plans.
  • July 1st Venus square Saturn, love crunch or searching for small pieces to the puzzle. A need to love and be loved. Cold reality and sober truth contest with the big dream or future plans. Sun oppose Pluto attempts to heal with compassion and mother love that which previously was dark. New light on old problems. Extremes in the weather, hot and/or wet. Sadness or melancholy when not aligned to higher principles of wisdom love. A sense of death and rebirth, endings and new beginnings. A need for patience when considering long-term goals and what is trying to birth into the future. Jealousy or loving another for who you want them to be may thwart higher aims. Be the love you desire, live the truth you see, be the creative spark untiring in the higher self to free in self and other. Help others be happy to improve your own happiness. A sense of inevitable contests with the ability to ‘be here now’.
  • July 4th Sun square Uranus, Determination to be free no matter what. Sense of quaking moments and giving the shake, shake ups and hot bake outs, solar flares and vacant stares, all compete or flow into a new intelligence rising from the hearts and minds of those living into the future with compassion, love, truth. With progressed Sun squaring USA natal Sun and the transits of Uranus and Pluto afflicting USA natal Sun in sign of Cancer; many challenges for change are upon us. Either rise to the higher level of intelligence and freedom, truth and compassion; or face world change cast upon us.
  • July 6th Gemini Moon conjunct Mars and later in evening Moon slips into Cancer to conjunct Jupiter making for highly energetic day and fun evening for food, friends, and expansive visionary feeling experience blending both mind and heart.
  • July 8th New Moon in Cancer, Saturn direct, Moon occults Mercury with Sun conjuncting Mercury next day on the 9th making for windy minds and perhaps airways, weather; changing moods and a wish to better oneself and one’s environment. What works and what does not work takes front stage. A strengthening of bonds of friendship and family.
  • July 13th Mars enters Cancer Sign. Aggressive moves forward while dragging that which is soon to be cut off? New initiatives about to hook up with positive future? Personal aims drive for fulfillment and accomplishment. Wanting to matter. Avoid use of force or over-aggressive modality. Impulsive, passionate, excitable meets cool calm collected. This is a month of unusual, yet improved, conversation and experiment when it comes to love and the creative arts. An impulse to improve business and home life or change lifestyle and day-to-day habits.
  • July 17th Uranus goes retrograde, some changes put off for a while, on hold and waiting? Feeling need to change before forced into change? Jupiter trines Saturn and Neptune making grand trine in water signs encouraging many to continue to grow with or without past frameworks and structures. New impulses for a new architecture of the future. Wanting to be happy in new growing ways. Many beautiful feelings for life arise, renewed sense for healing processes, lifestyle, and properties. Good for long range travel and future planning; new impulses for moving into better futures while redeeming past mistakes. Healing of past while positively moving into brighter futures. These aspects portend of renewed interest in world peace and harmony, family and culture making. The grand trine in water signs awakens one’s intuitive feelings on a grand scale. Many opportunities for inner and outer growth appear this month. Great aspect for creating and meeting new possibilities for furthering one’s dreams. Keep yourself on track with singular goal in mind for greater result; yet this aspect can for some can accomplish many things at once.
  • July 19th Saturn trine Neptune, practical realism, realistic dreams, manifesting the ideal, romancing the stone. Realistic steps toward manifesting the ideal, as well as realizing the more eternal spiritual potential in the every day, every moment. Doing what’s right from a higher ethical motive. Negative side is wanting to escape or hide from higher truth or more authentic self. Showing up for your own life and a willingness to continue learning what life directly offers, teaches, is key to spiritual and material growth here.
  • July 20th wild weather into Full Moon 22nd, or even 24th, 26th, 27th, 31st, or is it just a need to wear leather? Good for stripping mind of fear and distraction, and with pure intent and naked soul present oneself to the world. Mercury goes direct, making for quick decisions and taking clear action on such. A feeling that one can’t wait any longer to make certain decisions. Mars trine Neptune and Saturn (grand trine in effect) pushes the envelop of accomplishing and getting things done, as well as initiating new initiatives. Moon in Capricorn makes for practical gains, asserting oneself and goals, aims and directives. Difficult Mars aspects influencing last 6 days of the month warrant taking extra security in travel, debate, contesting, and controversy. Avoid anger and negative emotions. Much patience and easy going compassionate approach to matters at hand needed here.
  • Full Moon July 22nd Mars conjunct Jupiter triggering grand trine Jupiter/Saturn/Neptune; avoid exaggerating, partying too hard, over indulgence, over asserting oneself, or taking on too much. Enjoy life, everything in moderation. Jupiter goes over board, Saturn wants to define limits of growth. Venus enters Virgo perfection in both wear and tear, and inner feelings. Sun enters Leo. Moon squares Saturn, Saturday Sun squares Saturn. Extremes in weather round the world.
  • July 24th Moon oppose Venus, on Friday 26th Venus oppose Neptune sextile Saturn. Who do you love? False dreams cut off or abandoned, or are you jumping into the summer dream and melting like ice cream in Phoenix. Avoid eating too yin or over acidic foods. Avoid indulgence in idiot pleasures. Good aspect for the arts, music, creating beauty and lasting happiness. Balloons of illusion and false dreams may pop this weekend; for some new dreams begin where old ones end.
  • July 27th Mars oppose Pluto, boiling point, avoid anger and use of force. Much need for forgiveness or compassion this day. Sun square Saturn, mourning or sad event. strange weather shifts. Mars here triggers the Uranus square Pluto…into 31st giving us a birds eye view of bigger issues confronting the world in the past few years and next. An aspect challenging us to transform the unworkable past into workable futures. A need to let go of what can’t be fixed or changed, and a challenge to rediscover ourselves anew in harmony with a future calling upon us to grow in new ways of wonder and love and truth. Avoid unnecessary travel or argument for a few days.
  • July 30th Venus in Virgo trine Pluto in Capricorn. Good aspect for realizing what you truly love and acting upon it. Working for what one loves, needs, and wants. Aligning love with long view in mind, practical workable relationships with lasting value, quality, and appropriateness. Less is more here, simple is complex, exact appropriate golden mean rather than exacting. All in good time, all in right measure, little things can express more eternal inner treasures.
  • July 31st Mars in Cancer square Uranus in Aries triggers bravado, courage, honest reckoning; as well as rash actions, anger, crazy chaotic testosterone warring negative emotions if not careful. This is one of those aspects where the meds backfire and patience is easily lost. Possible explosive release of tension, sudden change of direction or conclusion of events, upsets, accidents. Good for purifying, rhythmic exercise or yoga, intensifying one’s spiritual practice. Intense need for freedom and creative outlet or expression. Tendency to be premature or rash, hasty in action. Tendency to feel split in goals, bipolar in sense of self identity. Beholding the tension of opposites, meditation, long walk or right exercise and diet (more grains and greens, hearty miso soup) can ease unnecessary tensions. Such aspect precipitates need to act, secure, root, or express oneself. Good for courage and bravado when not foolhardy.

Be Happy, get to know your Higher Self is intimately co-creative with the World Mind and Soul !

Robert Thibodeau
Available for Astrological Consultations
Mayflower Bookshop
2645 W. 12 Mile Rd.
Berkley, Mi. 48072
Open Wed thru Saturday Noon to 6 p.m. EST.


June 2013

Weather and wild extremes in behaviour continue as we just passed another Uranus square Pluto. We are discovering a planetary mind, a more universal holistic thinking able to work with, and be co-creative with, the whole of humanity and all living things. Perhaps we will yet discover a politics of wisdom and compassion. Uranus’s impulse for freedom and higher intelligence struggles with Pluto’s shadow side of ignorance, delusion, greed, attachment, insecurity, limitation, fear, terror. Pluto’s higher octave of selfless compassion and an understanding of a true nature of self as truth and love, an angel in the becoming, a participant co-creative with all life struggles with Uranus’s shadow side of noise, change without real change, and meaningless contest, conflict, and senseless one-up-manship and war. The ancient wisdom thought that cataclysmic weather was related to collective humanity’s negative emotions of anger and hate. Our modern dilemma includes pollution and violence, numbness and escapism. Our hearts close up and what will awaken the heart soul again with wonder, joy, compassion, and social participation? Uranus will square the USA Sun sign as Pluto opposes it in the coming months into next year. Uranus is like Hermes, or Prometheus, an awakener of higher mindedness. Pluto is negativia, a being dragged into the underworld, the unconscious, and a forcible facing of consequences of past history, karmic mistakes (mis-takes). Pluto is also a letting go of the past, a dying in becoming, a shedding of old skins, a rebirth, a renewal, a turning point allowing renewed awareness and participation with deeper love, compassion, truth of inner being in relationship. There are a few big turning points in history upon us. May the change be positive. A huge cycle is ending and a new one beginning. Many people are rediscovering themselves and the world round, which is a good thing to do at this time. The Mayflower bookshop carries books on every sacred religion and spiritual teachings available. Ben Franklin once had a bookshop like Mayflower. There has never been a time when so many spiritual teachings were available for us to make use of. Each of us is called to awaken anew, to rise to a higher calling, to be and become the art and artist of divinity. May each of us learn to divine the divine in all moments, things, and each other. May every heart flower, every mind awaken, every soul shine. May all beings awaken to their true calling, work, love and truth nature. OM! The book ‘Astrological Aspects the Art,’ is not just an astrology book, it’s a treatise on modern spirituality revealing a keen relationship of Steiner’s teachings with buddhism, hermetics with self-initiation and spiritual awakening, mythology and the descent and re-ascent of the goddess, the chakras and sacred geometry. Blessings.

June 2nd into 3rd Mercury entering sign of Cancer plays into a grand trine with Neptune in Pisces and Saturn in Scorpio. Good day for getting keen insights into the next few months. Jupiter will trine Saturn and Neptune in July triggering (hopefully) a creative new views, an urge for world peace and prosperity, good year for farmers and gardeners, many a pleasing social and spiritual experience, and many a good time. Many plans being made now for the better futures. Premonitions and dreams open possibilities. Venus peeks north declination of 5th, love ideals high-minded find a star to follow.
June 7th Venus trines Neptune and Saturn triggering grand trine embracing love and good friendship, family, financial, and social affairs. If you know who you are and what is your right working relationship to the world, proceed. Otherwise, Unfortunately, the same day here on the 7th, Neptune goes retrograde, Moon conjuncts Mars, Mercury opposes Pluto, and Mars squares Neptune; this could prove to be a really crazy day leading to a week of mixed messages and strangely beautiful weather. A mixed bag of fortunate and good aspects along with some very challenging aspects of frustrations, anger, struggle to reach ideals, sense of injustice and need to rectify, correct. Possible rough week coming of weird weather and behaviour. Avoid craziness, pathological states of mind. It’s a bad hair and drug/medication week of lies and bad lipstick (faҫades and illusion, delusion and projection of fear/desire) for many parts of the world. Bad day to have bad company or to be or be with someone who is hostile, fraudulent, angry, vexed, or projecting falsities and negativity. Strange comings together and stranger partings of the way, weird dreams. A heavy news day at the least. Extra caution needed to avoid acting up or over-reacting. Mars/Neptune aspect for food poisoning or illness, strange weather, UFO or Virgin Mary sightings, weird cosmic phenomena, pollution, and sci-fi. Many a spiritual vision or dream at this time. Good aspect at times for creative imagination, music and the arts, high ideals and the most spiritual strivings. Bad time to take high risk. The weekend into next Tuesday full of happy/sad, sweet/bitter experience. Sudden loss or death, sudden birth, the world seriously goes round with many a rise and fall in the process. Stocks may be shaky here till 12th with many a vicissitude up or down.
June 8th New Moon in Gemini with Mercury square Uranus. Lots of sudden insights and quick turns of event and mind. Vigorous debate and tension of words and thoughts. Keen insights and new discoveries could be upon us. The mind has wings for some, for others the winds of change blow fiesty.
June 11th-12th Venus oppose Pluto and then square Uranus. A sudden sense of what is necessary to do and what not to do. An appearance of a beautiful witch fortells hints of the future. Good time to tidy up affairs and be happy for what one has. Happiness for others who are happy goes far to strengthen one’s own good luck. Possible sudden change in love urges, feelings of rejection or needing to reject or eject out of a situation turned sour. Clinging to what doesn’t work precipitates further stress and change. Negativity here is its own reward. Knowing what is right to do to create better future furthers. Avoid fighting for rights out of pride and taking things personally. This is an in depth love aspect at times but one needs to avoid attachment and manipulative emotions. Saturn trine Neptune occurs now giving water signs and feeling/emotions a more long-term view and solution to difficult problems or challenges; as well as a wanting to lay back and not have to over work or fight so much. Also a tendency here for solid emotional relationships. Avoid jealousy, or using forceful persuasion. Avoid risk or gamble in love or money matters, large purchases or investments, playing it safe. Long-term view and investments may be the way to go here unless you are an expert at quick manoeuvring. Mercury at greatest elongation (24.3 E.) makes for minds reaching out far to know and find right thinking about things.
June 19th Sun conjunct Jupiter with Mercury conjunct Venus on 20th makes for good lovin’ and sweet times, a lock in on the beautific and joyful. Good for fixing up the home or making plans to. Good time to connect, communicate, plan, study, read, make the call or take the call. (Avoid overenthusiastic salesmen.)
June 21st Sun enters Cancer, the longest day and shortest night of the year. After this day, the days get shorter till winter solstice. Good time to make a wish and shart good company and future dreams. It’s Full Moon SuperMoon weekend so the energy is high no matter what the weather. SuperMoon is closest full moon to earth for the year.
June 23rd morning Full Moon in Capricorn with evening Moon occulting (eclipsing) Pluto. Evening (after 8:36 EST) good time to lay back with loved ones, have down time or rest, and to catch up to yourself for the week ahead. This SuperMoon at its most southern declination peek. Ruddy good summertime fun, but can bring about some heavy stormy weather in parts. Good time for a Moon Bath.
June 25th Jupiter enters Cancer for a year benefiting all water signs and perhaps Cardinal Signs too with growth and expansion, more social life and friends/family. Jupiter in Cancer, home life and food, should make for a good year coming for improving home life, friends and family life, and a good year for real estate and food farming.
June 26th Mercury in late Cancer goes retrograde with Sun trine Saturn and Neptune. Small but sure successes and little steps of growth prosper long-term future now. Humility and willingness to learn open doors.
June 27th Venus enters Leo, Moon conjunct Neptune in Pisces; love shines, sentimental gifts work wonders, good time to wine and dine, avoid ill humor or lack of imagination, slap stick or anger/thunder. Good time for get away or planning for one.
June 29th Carolyn Striho Band at Bachelor’s Tavern in Keego Harbor. A great band she has so it is sheer summer solstice time fun. She’s invited me to come up and play a few songs so I will add to the mix. Looks to be a hot fun event! Jupiter is peeking in its northern climb up sky making for good social scene! Good time to meet up anew!
July 1st Venus square Saturn, Sun oppose Pluto, good day to retreat, rethink it out, realize that you are love and are not outwardly dependent on love’s ever-changing forms. Good for formulating long-term in depth plans, relationships, goals. Weather can go to extremes and so can unruly people. Tendency to threat but usually this aspect attempts to keep control or lid on things. Tough aspect for those on the wrong side of the fence. Good for cleaning up messes, gardening, caring for others, serving higher goals and aims than limited personal self. Never act out of fear or anger. Love works when we work.
July 4th Sun square Uranus, sudden breakthroughs, crack ups, or shifts in direction. Revelation and sudden insight, sudden coming together or partings.
July 8th New Moon in Cancer, Saturn goes direct, Moon occults Mercury. Cardinal signs (and houses) feel they are beginning again in some aspect of inner or outer self.
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“Study what thou art,
Whereof thou art a part,
What thou knowest of this art,
This is really what thou art.
All that is without thee,
Also is within,
Thus wrote Trismosin.”
-Aureum vellus, 1598.
Splendor Solis, Alchemical Wanderings and Adventures in Search of the Philosopher’s Stone.

“I sprang in wonder frozen with the truth still within me screaming new springs wherever whenever I looked or felt in wonder the awe of eternal creation, or your primordial face, echo of my own still darkness yet rising this day with the sun dawning in our hearts meeting eternity once. Friends are angels still growing wings.”
-songs of inner sense, the backyard farmer robert

“Since ancient times, the left side has stood for the side of the unconscious or the unknown; the right side, by contrast, has represented the side of consciousness or wakefulness. Through the late twentieth century, the movement of the Left limited themselves to a materialist understanding of reality- exemplified by Marxism- demanding social justice and economic equality but not the restoration of intuition and the recognition of the hidden, qualitative dimensions of being suppressed by the mental-rational consciousness, narrowly focused on the quantifiable.”
-Jean Gebser


May 2013

Robert’s new Astrology and Spirituality book is now available (see below). Robert will be speaking at Great Lakes Astrology Conference!

“Take away love and our earth is a tomb.” -Robert Browning

“Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.” -Einstein

“Nowadays most people die of a sort of creeping common sense, and discover when it is too late that the only things one never regrets are one’s mistakes.”
-Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray

“Truth is what holds us all, Love is what wakens the ‘all’ in us. If you want others to be happy, share your love and truth. In the long run it is the same bell ringing, we are not separate from the world, or the world from us. True Love means Truth and Love. Truth protects love, love softens and flowers truth. This is going to be a summer of love and truth. Dig it, grow a garden! The garden inside makes us rich enough to love the whole earth and all in it.” -robert of mayflower

May 1st Mars in detrimental Taurus oppose Saturn in Scorpio makes for hard work breaking down the walls of separation and estrangement. Good for working patiently toward long-term goals. Fixed Signs grinding away, slow progress. Saturn and Pluto in mutual reception, each other’s ruling sign, indicate power changes for long-term growth behind the scenes in government and corporate economic policy and planning. The Uranus square Pluto this month (exact on the 20th) will further show success (or not) in many areas of striving and innovation, investment and new direction. We have no friends nor enemies, just teachers showing us what to do or what not to do by their behaviour, experience, and life. Words all vanish along with form, what we hold is the teaching striving for ascendency; an ever learning and growing. Mars Saturn aspects good for learning to work with others, patience and perseverance.

May 5th to 7th Mars/Mercury trine Pluto makes for intelligent power strides and some forward motion when it comes to big plans, innovations, building, economic progress. May 6th Venus becomes visible in the western sky after sunset (until January 5th ’14). Romance and future goals are in the evening airs.

May 5th-6th also are the Eta Aquarids Meteor Showers portending of coming to our practical senses about things, coming to earth.

New Moon Eclipse on 9th of May. Moon occults or blocks Mars, Mercury, and Sun. Ascension Day, Europe day, and Billy Joel’s and Mike Wallace’s Birthday. Possible sad world news along with many a breakthrough and progressive forward motion leaving the past behind. Hopefully this is a good earth day and not a trash and spoil the earth day. Such eclipse aspects may portend of death or loss of major celebrity or potent figure, leader. It could just as well energize the quick rise of someone to fame, as well as quick fall from such. Uranus/Pluto square this month adds to the challenging changing world picture for some. Eclipses make for touchy over-sensitiveness reactions, as well as its converse energetic of taking a deep breath and plunging into a new affair or business direction. The Venus square Neptune on the 13th adds to the Romeo and Juliet drama, or is it Psyche and Cupid? (See my new Astrology book for a detailed analysis of this great love story and initiation mythos.)

May 12th Mother’s Day Moon in Gemini conjunct Jupiter signifies a really fun lively talkative friendly day to get out and move around, meet with friends, shop, connect, network, and play. If in the mood of the moon, you can get a thousand things done today; otherwise good day to think, create, plan, feel good, love with the mind and heart.

May 13th Venus square Neptune, wild ideal highly motivated love or illusions and delusions, projections and masquerades? The future and past collide, imagination and love wins so be careful what you imagine and keep loving the world into peace and joy. This aspect is notorious for body fetish craziness. It’s the imagination! Use your creative imagination. Divine the divine in self and other and save your money spent on cosmetic surgery, tattoos, cosmetics, and worry. Intelligence is the ultimate aphrodisiac; love is the ultimate pain killer, mood changer, healer, and anti-gravity levity device.

May 15th Mercury goes into Gemini; ah, now we can truly think freely! Or is it that someone is finally listening? Good time to think, ponder, do.

May 17th into 18th Mercury squares Neptune. Don’t let your thoughts trick you, you are love and truth and the world calls you to prove it to yourself. Others come and go, get it or forget it or just don’t. Stick to well thought out plans and avoid risk these days.

May 20th Uranus squares Pluto for the 3rd time of 7. With Sun going into Gemini the same day and Mercury sextile Uranus in Aries, expect lots of news, quick shifts and adjustments to make things work, and a highly energized enthusiastic intelligence riding the air waves. With Mercury in its ruling sign, this may prove a good few days of good solid breath-through and reliable information. The Uranus/Pluto has so far been very indicative of restlessness and severe struggle for growth, reform, modifications, or renewal with much protest and aggravation. Such aspect can bring about a crisis in growth and a forced change for some. Force Majeure or intense occurrences bring swift reaction. Such aspect calls for higher truths and spiritual insights, new ways of working or striving to help lift souls feeling stressed and over-burdened with troubles out of their immediate suffering. Pluto is power and inner or outer poverty and debasement. Uranus is call for innovative new approaches to the world’s problems. The series of 7 squares signify a kind of ‘times up, lets do something’ and the frustration when one feels stuck or incapable of progressive action. Mass changes or re-arrangement of direction or day-to-day habits and routines for many. Cardinal Signs of Capricorn, Cancer, Libra, and Aries primarily concerned. Where such signs are in your astrology chart indicate what department of life is challenged. All major issues of the news are stressed. Good time to challenge oneself (gently and not forcibly) to grow in new ways. A breakthrough or breakdown aspect. Good for forming new thinking and psychology. Much patience and thoughtfulness, compassionate kindness and wisdom called for with such aspect. Listening with one’s heart, rather than pushing agenda, wise move at this time. Patience is a virtue, understanding a god-like quality.

May 24th Mercury conjunct Venus makes for much fun and playful friendly interactions. Good day to write a poem and send flowers. Good day for friendly encounters and working out tough problems.

May 25th Lunar Full Moon Eclipse in Sagittarius squaring Neptune the next day on 26th. Much love and truth, spiritually uplifting message/medium/massage, and possible breath-taking break-throughs everywhere when within these 4 days.

Mercury conjuncts Venus on 24th, Mercury conjuncts Jupiter on 27th, Venus conjuncts Jupiter on 28th (in other words, Mercury/Venus/Jupiter conjunct and have a heavenly conference for truth and love these days 24th to 28th during Full Moon eclipse).
This should really be the strong start to a healthy good summer, good year for crops and gardening, and a summer of love and wisdom truth! Watch for weirdness and drunken dumb numbness or violation late on 27th when Moon eclipses Pluto (an occultation). It may just prove a good time to go to bed early and rest up renew. This whole time period may prove a very inspirational moving loving good time.

May 31st Mars goes into Gemini making for an egregious month and a half June into July of outstandingly brash balderdashery, shock jockeying rigmarole twaddle, and flummery partying, politicking, and outlandishly wild consorting and convorting without serious practical result. It could also for some be a remarkably good time had by all. Mars in Gemini can be all talk, no action. Good for communication and going places, learning, networking, connecting. Danger of being too busy for oneself or one’s closest friends. Good aspect for carrying a good book along each journey.


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