Astro Vibrational Tapestry Report
by Starlene Breiter & Nikki Rich
The moon is in perfectionist Virgo today. Virgo sometimes gets a bad rap for being overly critical but the truth is they notice what is wrong in order to fix things. They want to make everything perfect!
The moon makes a trine aspect to Venus which perfects at 4:50 AM. This is a subtle and harmonious aspects that has a feminine vibe … nurturing, comforting, motherly, sensitive.
The moon opposed Neptune at 2:52 PM which is a minor aspect but still has us feeling like we are confronting our own delusions. Have you ever wanted something to be true so badly that you convinced yourself that is was true when it really wasn’t? That is the danger of Neptune … be careful you are deluding yourself.
The moon makes a supportive sextile to Mars which peaks at 11:12 PM. This is an active aspect that has us wanting to “do something”. Running, cleaning (the moon is in Virgo, after all), sex, anything is good, as long as it gets our blood flowing!
A good stone to work with today is bloodstone which helps is do that thing that Ram Dass talked about in “Be Here Now”.
An essential oil to consider for today is German chamomile which puts us in touch with the Virgo moon through it’s ability to cultivate organization in our lives.
The moon remains in a long void-of-course phase all throughout the day and until late this evening. This is not the best placement for the moon to be in on a Monday morning! The void-of-course moon has us feeling a bit restless and maybe wanting to just float through the day. If you are feeling this way, just know tomorrow will be different. If you can have a lazy Monday then lucky you – this is the day to relax and enjoy the status quo. If you have to press on, just do it with ease and try not to fight against the grain too hard.
Mercury stations at 14 degrees of Capricorn before turning back in the direct moving fashion. This station is a time when Mercury retrograde is at its height. If you were born about January 5th this will be affecting you probably more than others, as that is about the placement of 14 degrees of Capricorn, give or take a day. At 4:50 PM Mercury finally goes direct and we can all take a nice deep breath! Mercury retrograde is a time when communication can be challenging and we are given the opportunity to internalize our thoughts and mind, so if you have been feeling a bit silenced for the past 3 weeks this is likely going to change. When Mercury goes direct again, we regain our usual mind and stop being so internal with our thoughts.
The moon finally shifts out of the void-of-course phase at 10:46 PM when she moves into the sign of Virgo. Virgo moon has us looking at the world around us with a critical eye. We may want to try and fix all the things that are “wrong” in our lives with that inner Virgo critic on the loose. Just remember, everything happens for a reason and try not to worry too much while you are at it. Do yourself a favor and use this energy for doing something constructive such as cleaning or organizing things around your office or home.
Jasper would be an excellent gemstone to work with today. Allowing you to feel grounded in yourself and connected to the Virgo moon this evening.
A good oil for today is cinnamon which helps us feel more powerful. Cinnamon also provides beneficial energy and practicality to help with some of the other energies of the day.
The moon spends the day in creative, playful Leo. This is a relatively quiet day but the energy does support having some fun. If you do have a creative side then this is a good day to spend some time pursuing the creative areas you enjoy, whether this is dance, drama, art, writing, cooking, refinishing furniture or anything that happens to get those creative juices flowing!
The first aspect today is a square from the moon to Mars which perfects at 11:11 AM. This aspect does tend to promote feelings of anger and being “heated”, but it is also a short term aspect so if you let it be then those feelings of anger will fade as this aspect fades.
The moon makes a trine to Saturn which peaks at 3:25 PM. This is a productive aspect that helps us to accomplish our goals. Something of a “get it done” aspects.
The moon and Neptune trine each other at exactly 9:51 PM. This is a dreamy aspect probably has us going to bed early tonight to relax into dreamland. After this aspect hits the moon goes void-of-course so there really isn’t much more to be done tonight anyway!
A good stone to work with is beryl which helps us to take initiative and will complement the moon-Saturn aspect.
An essential oil to work with today is juniper which aids us in feeling spiritually supported.
The moon makes a soft sextile to Jupiter at 1:21 AM and then swiftly goes into her void-of-course phase. During this sextile you may notice yourself feeling good and positive and then wanting to take a rest. This is a nice time to do some inner work or even just get some sleep!
The moon then moves into the sign of Leo at 2:21 PM. Leo is the sign of the proud lion, but on the other side of that coin can come an inner shyness that is not necessarily shown to the world. You may feel that you are excited and gregarious, and desire some attention.
Venus ingresses into the sign of Capricorn at 3:31 PM today. This has us focused on how valuable things are to us, including family and business. We will not mind putting in hard work towards things that we love and admire, but we also want to see a return on them. Venus is ready to put some structure to what we love when she is in the sign of Capricorn, so honest real displays of emotion are also called for here. Just be very real with them, as Venus in Capricorn is not impressed with pretensions.
This evening we have the full moon in Leo! This moon is the mark of a new lunar cycle of manifesting your own personal place in this world. The sun is in the opposite sign of Aquarius which is worldly in a way of communities and how we are all connected. The moon in Leo brings us to a point in the year where we individualize ourselves and mark our own place in that community. This is a good time to set some goals that you would like to see happen for you over the next 6 months.
An essential oil to try today is frankincense which helps us connect to the divine.
A great stone to work with today is fire agate which helps us identity and harness our own inner fire.
The moon spends the day is sensitive, protective Cancer. You know how the motto for police officers is “To Protect and Serve”? I think that is a fitting motto for the sign of Cancer, as well.
The moon and Mars make a supportive trine which peaks at 2:15 AM. This aspect gives us energy and motivation so if you happen to be up during the wee hours I can imagine it is because you may feel compelled to finish something.
Mercury conjoins Pluto at 4:59 AM for a biggest aspect of the day. Mercury represents our thoughts and communication while Pluto represents our deep, subconscious, shadow side. Oh what a great day for an in depth therapy session! Or for getting to the bottom of those previously “unspoken” issues. This conjunction occurs in Capricorn which is rather business oriented so even though we are working at uncovering some mysteries we are doing it from an objective perspective.
The moon opposes Mercury which perfects at 12:17 PM. This aspect usually means our thoughts and our feelings are opposed to each other but this is on a subtle level and hardly an unusual occurrence. If it is bothering you just wait it out and it too shall pass.
A few minutes later the moon opposes Pluto at 12:34 PM. We can think of these two lunar aspects of further “activating” the Mercury-Pluto conjunction from earlier in the day. If issues are coming to the surface in your life (bubbling up from deep below) then this is the day to address them.
Our final aspect is a square from the moon to Uranus which is exact at 2:32 PM. This aspect usually brings a feeling of impatience and rebelliousness. We don’t want to sit in a boring meeting, or have to go pick up our dry cleaning, or have to do anything mundane. Instead we want to throw caution to the wind and feel a sense of freedom.
A great stone to work with today is basalt which helps to provide stability in our lives. If you think about it then it makes sense: basalt is volcanic rock that hardens after an eruption … the basalt is the stable ground formed after going through the volcano.
An essential oil to use today is grapefruit which promotes a sense of awareness. This is particularly helpful when dealing with our shadow side.
The moon enters the sign of Cancer early this morning, which is where she feels at her best. The moon governs over the sign of Cancer so she is at home here. Cancer moon has us wanting to eat something that is soul nurturing, what feeds your soul? You might also want to nurture your body and senses while you are at it.
The moon in Cancer makes a harmonious trine to Neptune in Pisces which perfects at 10:53 PM. This has us feeling friendly, romantic and sweet. It would be a great time to spend some time with friends or family. This would be a nice supporting aspect for having fun and feeling at home wherever you are or whatever you are doing.
Amethyst would be an excellent gemstone to work with today, with all the soft energies that are present. This would help inspire your third eye and intuition to be open even more.
Vanilla is a great essential oil to work with today, giving you a cozy feeling that is warm and familiar feeling.
Happy Wednesday! We have the moon in curious, active Gemini. Gemini loves to learn new things and to test out new ideas … but they are known to have a short attention span as well.
Early morning the moon opposes Saturn which perfects at 2:54 AM. This aspect often brings a feeling of loneliness or isolation so if this is how you are feeling then don’t worry, it is a temporary feeling, and this too shall pass.
The moon and Uranus make a soft sextile which peaks at 9:23 AM. This combination supports spontaneity and doing things in a way that tends to go against the norm. But is also gives us a bounce in our step. Enjoy it!
The sun enters eccentric, electric Aquarius at 10:27 AM. Aquarius tends to dance to their own beat, and so things their own way. They are the rebels and the visionaries of the zodiac. I find this interesting for a fixed sign like Aquarius to be known as a rebel but if you think about fixed air it is something that is under a lot of pressure and eventually something has to give … and the thing that gives is the rebellion. Think of it another way: Capricorn represents the status quo in terms of structure and power … Aquarius comes along and wants to make things more accessible to everyone instead of letting the powerful have all the rewards. So Aquarius rebels with a humanitarian goal of helping everyone to be equal and to play on a level playing field.
Mercury makes a square to Uranus which is exact at 1:26 PM. This aspect reminds me of sudden inspiration. We are not sure where the inspiration came from but suddenly, out of the blue, lightening striking, but it is there and we can feel it. If you get a brilliant idea today jot it down to work out the details another time. This is a day for brainstorming and inspiration … the practical stuff can come another day.
The moon makes a square to Jupiter which peaks at 8:07 PM. Since the moon is so strongly tied to our moods and what brings us comfort this aspect with Jupiter who tends to make everything bigger, brings out a need in us to comfort ourselves with short term pleasures. This is the reason why a moon-Jupiter square often involves over-indulgence in food or drink, because we are trying to comfort ourselves, if only for a moment.
An essential oil to work with today is clary sage which does help to inspire us.
A great stone to work with today is azurite which helps to eliminate negativity. Try holding a piece in your hand and simply asking for any difficult thoughts to leave your mind.
Stop by Starlene’s room today and wish her a Happy Birthday! Or a Happy Solar Return as we astrologers say! The solar return is the point where the sun is in exactly the same spot it was at the moment of your birth. So Happy Birthday, Starlene! You are an amazing woman, astrologer, reader and friend and I am very glad to know you! Love you – Nikki Rich
All times are in Eastern US Time.
Your Rock Star Astrologers ~ Starlene Breiter and Nikki Rich