July 2016

Astro Vibrational Tapestry Report 
by Starlene Breiter & Nikki Rich 

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Sunday July 31, 2016 –Pluto18PetalsMulti-Layers2WEBSITE

Happy Sunday & the last day of July everyone! Today is a relatively easy day in the stars for everyone, with a gentle push in the middle of the day. The moon hangs in comfortable Cancer all day, doing things around the home and with family is a great way to spend this Sunday.

The first aspect today is when the moon in Cancer comes to a trine with Neptune in Pisces at 12:51 PM. This is a sweet aspect that is idealistic and romantic. For some of us it is in the middle of the day, but that doesn’t mean cuddles and hugs from our loves ones are not acceptable. Spend time with a friend of loved ones that make you feel happy during this time, or doing something that makes you feel happy and content – you will be glad that you did.

The next aspect is the push I mentioned earlier, it also comes with a pull as it is an opposition with the moon in Cancer and Pluto in Capricorn and it peaks at 8:03 PM. This can have us trying to dig deeper into others psyche and get to the bottom of what others are thinking. Oppositions often are connected with other people or a side of ourselves that we need to open up and get out there. So look at your situation right now and figure out if it is you or them!

The gemstone suggestion for today is Peruvian Pink Opal. Peruvian Pink Opal is a beautiful gemstone to help you feel connected with your heart, and a lovely gemstone to work with the energies of the day.

The essential oil suggestion for today is

All times are in Eastern US Time.

Saturday July 30, 2016 –MercuryWalkingRectanglesWEBSITE

Happy Saturday, all! We have an early square from the moon to Jupiter at 3:06 AM which kind of gives us a jolt. This aspect can be a bit unsettling, so it is best just to sleep through it, although it can bring us some strange dreams as well. If we do wake up we will probably want a late night snack!

The moon makes a softer sextile aspect to Venus at 3:55 AM. This is comforting and warm with Venus in the fire sign of Leo. We want to snuggle with this energy.

The moon makes another sextile aspect at 7:46 AM, this time to Uranus. We are tired of sitting still and we want to get up and move! Moon-Uranus is like a bolt of energy to put it so use! If you do not use it you will likely feel restless and fidgety. After this aspect peaks the moon is void-of-course for much of the day so we are best off trying to complete tasks we already started or doing routine things.

Mischievous Mercury makes his ingress into the sign of Virgo at 2:19 PM. Mercury in Virgo is like a scientist trying to classify everything he comes across. He wants to properly name and label everything so that we may feel confident in the knowledge we have gained. Pay attention to details

The moon moves into Cancer at 5:09 PM ending the void-of-course phase and beginning the moon’s visit to her home sign. The moon is considered to be in domicile in the sign of Cancer, it is the best sign for the moon. Cancer moon can be very sensitive, not only emotionally but also intuitively, so if you this is the time to pay attention to your instincts!

The moon’s last aspect is a sextile to Mercury which perfects at 5:30 PM. We feel comfortable talking about our feelings. We feel in harmony with our own minds and hearts.

A great stone to use today is black tourmaline which protects us from negative energy.

The recommended essential oil for today is geranium which has a very nurturing quality, much like the sign of Cancer.

All times are in Eastern US Time.

Friday July 29, 2016 –13652951_10208409441306672_5022523913593695717_o

The moon hangs in Gemini all day today. This is where she is curious, talkative and likes to dwaddle around. Don’t get discouraged if you feel a bit scattered, its probably just the Gemini moon. Those of us that handle the air energies well, might enjoy it better than those, say, more earthy people. Earth people can learn a lot from Gemini energy though, reminding you to not be stuck and be more movable and floaty sometimes 🙂

The Gemini moon comes to a sextile with the sun in Leo at 1:17 AM. This is a quick lunar aspect but it does give us a little bit of drive towards feeling and balancing our inner and outer light. When you think of the sun and the moon, the sun is like the outside of us, our appearance, our demeanor and temperament. When we think of the moon, this is the emotional side of us, not what is necessarily shown, but what is real. These two luminaries when in a quick sextile pattern, have us putting some energy towards balancing the two parts of us.

Next Luna in Gemini makes an opposition with Saturn in Sagittarius at 7:06 AM. This has us feeling efficient and like we should stick with the plans at hand. It is a more productive way to start the Friday morning!

Following the Gemini moon comes to a square with Neptune in Pisces at 9:44 AM. This aspect is like the opposite of the previous one. We may have poor judgement, and feel quite impressionable. This is a good time to not make decisions, if you need to… Try to postpone any important decisions, at least until the end of the day!

Next Mercury in Leo comes to a square with Mars in Scorpio at 4:49 PM. This creates some tension in our conversations and many of us feel a bit touchy or upset. This is not the smoothest of Friday evenings, so it might be a good idea to relax at home and not push the envelope!

The last this is when Uranus stops in the sky and turns into her retrograde motion at 5:06 PM. Now that might sound weird, as your knowledge of the solar system doesn’t have planets stopping and going backwards. What it is though is a phenomena that happens where Uranus appears to stop and go backwards from our geocentric perspective. Uranus is an outer planet so it stays in its retrograde motion until December 29th. The most important days during an outer planet retrograde is the day it goes into retrograde and the day it comes out of it. On these two important days with this Uranus retrograde, we may notice things being chaotic. We might also see some upheaval in society (as if there isn’t already enough of that) and feel either energetic or frustrated. If you are feeling frustrated it is because you forget that you need to live in the present moment. Try to remind yourself to live in the now and do something inspirational with yourself instead of allowing frustrations coming out.

The gemstone for today is Black Tourmaline. Black Tourmaline will help to ground you and keep you balanced.

The sentient oil suggestion for today is Patchouli. Patchouli helps to ground you and brings about a spiritual awareness of the reasons you felt ungrounded in the first place.

All times are in Eastern US Time.

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Thursday July 28, 2016 –

The Taurus moon kicks off the morning by making a square to Mercury in Leo at 8:17 AM. This lunar aspect is mild but imagine the bull (Taurus moon) charging the matador (Mercury in Leo). Someone might be getting heated and try to make a run at you but if you are paying attention you should be okay!

The moon next opposes Mars in Scorpio which peaks at 11:13 AM and is another butting of heads. Lunar oppositions often indicate the potential for an argument or a run-in of some kind but since the lunar aspects happen so quickly this is a mild influence at most, so I do not expect anything major to be happening. After this aspect perfects the moon is void-of-course for a couple of hours. They say it is best to finish up tasks previously started or to work on routine tasks under a void-of-course moon.

We move into Gemini with the lovely moon making her entrance at 2:17 PM. The thing about lunar Gemini is that she can get bored quite easily so there needs to be something of interest nearby to catch her attention. When the moon is in this sign it is better to multi-task than to try to focus on only one thing. Gemini does better moving around and changing things up. So short tasks are best. For example making several phone calls would be a great thing to do under the Gemini moon, but doing your taxes … not so much.

The recommended stone for today is alabaster which helps us feel more secure in our “seeking”. Gemini is a sign of seeking, always asking questions in order to figure out how the world works.

The essential oil to try today is chamomile Roman which helps build stability and also has a calming influence.

All times are in Eastern US Time.

Wednesday July 27, 2016 –Venus-MarsFinsandFansWEBSITEnikki

Today is a pretty busy day in the heavens above, we got a little rest yesterday from too much excitement, but today makes up for that! There are a lot of pleasant energies out there today, so enjoy them!

The first aspect for today is when mercury in Leo comes to a trine with Uranus in Aries at 3:45 AM. Although this is early in the morning for lots of us in the USA at least, it will last most of the day. These two planets create a buzz and friendly energy. WE may find ourselves feeling social and even meeting new friends along the way. If you have the chance to get out and do something social, today would be the perfect day for doing so.

Next the moon in Taurus comes to a sextile with Neptune in Pisces at 7:10 AM. This is a lovely aspect for the morning that will help us to feel calm, peaceful and even like we should meditate. If you do not have a meditation practice already, why not start one? Even just 10 or 15 minutes a day sitting peacefully and mindfully would be lovely. This aspect is great to do that under.

Following in the afternoon the moon in Taurus makes a trine to Pluto in Capricon at 2:12 PM. This can create some romance with our loved ones and bring pleasure to our souls. This trine might also make you somewhat popular, so enjoy the social side to this too!

Next the moon in Taurus comes to a square with Venus in Leo at 8:23 PM. This has us feeling actively relaxed and pleasant. We might enjoy some time spent with friends or loved ones this evening.

The last aspect for today is when the Taurus moon comes to a trine with Jupiter in Virgo at 11:44 PM. This is an optimistic feeling, and also one that might have us wanting to indulge in something yummy to eat. Just make sure you do not indulge too much, eat something healthy if you have the urge or it is time for your next meal. Loving your body is a great way to honor your soul, as the body is what the soul lives in while we are here on earth!

The gemstone suggestion for today is rose quartz. Rose Quartz is a lovely stone to connect with others, our inner heart and even the Taurus moon!

The essential oil suggestion for today is Lavender. Lavender gives us peace and healing, so if you have some, dab it on your wrists or behind your ears today!

All times are in Eastern US Time.

Tuesday July 26, 2016 –UranusSpiralCircle2WEBSITEnikki

We have a relatively quiet day in the skies today. We begin with the moon in Aries making a conjunction to Uranus at 2:18 AM. This is a “wake up” aspect that gives us a feeling of alertness. But once this aspect perfects the moon is void-of-course until later this morning. We may feel our feel dragging when we get out of bed since that void-of-course moon tends to give us the feeling of aimlessness or to put it another way laziness! It is hard to get motivated under a void-of-course moon.

At 11:37 AM the moon makes her way into Taurus, shaking off that lethargic feeling from this morning. The moon in Taurus loves the outdoors, especially gardening, so it is great energy under which to work in the garden or spend time in nature.

The last quarter moon occurs at 7:00 PM. This is when the sun and moon are waning and in square aspect. The moon grows smaller and smaller in the night sky and appears to me “half-full”. There is an inherent tension in any square aspect but this one is rather mild, just sort of the normal tension we feel when our actions and our feelings may be slightly askew.

A great stone to use today is hematite which encourages us to attain peace in our inner and outer lives.

The recommended essential oil for today is peppermint which can invigorate us … and we might need that push with today’s mellow energy!

All times are in Eastern US Time.

Monday July 25, 2016 –MarsUnevenFlowerWEBSITEnikki

The moon remains in hot and sexy Aries for the whole day today. This would be a nice day to go to the beach, the hot Aries moon and the sizzling Leo Sun. What an active and vibration these two planets give off. If you can’t get to the beach, do something outside and enjoy the warm part of the year and these hot luminaries!

Moon in Aries makes a trine to Saturn in Sagittarius at 1:46 AM. This is an excellent time to remind yourself that through patience and persistence, you can accomplish a lot. This aspect falls in the middle of the night for a lot of us, but for me – I tend to have crazy sleep patterns so I might be up whittling away on projects I have going on! If you sleep through it, your sleep should be restful.

The next aspect is when the Aires moon comes to a Square with Pluto in Capricorn at 11:29 AM. This reminds us that sometimes we have to not be so demanding on others or even ourselves. If you feel like you are pushing yourself too hard this morning, take it easy on you too. If you feel that the push is good and you feel good, you can get lots done through it.

Aries Moon comes to a trine with Venus in Leo at 12:48 PM. Meow! This is a flirty aspect. If you have a significant other, or crush, why not send a cute text message to them during this time. It is a beautiful and sweet energy, if you are single, why not do something sweet for yourself! When we love ourselves, others follow suit and love us too, that is kinda how love works ♥

The last aspect for the day is the Aries moon coming to a trine with Mercury in Leo at 10:55 PM. This is a time to reach some decisions about things you have been pondering over. Your thinking is in alignment with your heart during this transit.

The gemstone suggestion for today is Rose Quartz. Rose Quartz will have a cooling effect on any frayed nerves and bring you in tune with your heart chakra.

The essential oil suggestion for today is Amber. Amber has a sweet vibration to it. It will open your heart up wide!

All times are in Eastern US Time.

Sunday July 24, 2016 –Sun-MarsVictoryLights222WEBSITEnikki

In the early hours the moon in Pisces makes a trine to Mars in Sagittarius at 3:06 AM which is an energetic aspect that engages our drive and motivation. If you are awake at this time you will feel like getting something done! But after this aspect peaks the moon is void of course for some time so it is good to go back to sleep …

The moon enters Aries at 8:33 AM so we can start the day with an energetic feeling. Aries tends to live in the now. They are not planners but they are do-ers! Aries likes to just go for it!

The moon in Aries makes a waning trine to the sun in Leo which perfects at 12:17 PM. The full moon from Tuesday has faded and the moon grows smaller but still gives off a lot of light at this time.

A great stone to work with today is palladium which is great for healing and enhancing wellness.

The recommended essential oil for today is helichrysum which helps increase our energy as well as aids in balancing.

All times are in Eastern US Time.

Saturday July 23, 2016 –Neptune13PetalsMulti-Layers222WebsiteNIKKI

The moon hangs in dreamy Pisces all day today. The Pisces moon has us in the mood to feel our emotion. We are pretty susceptible to emotional outbursts or attacks under this moon. We can feel overly sensitive when we are not usually that way. With that comes compassion, intuition and a feeling of sensitivity to those less fortunate then ourselves. The caveat to this sweetness is that sometimes we don’t want to feel those emotions and reach for a bottle of alcohol or something else to help us fade away from those sensitive feelings. I always tell people to have fun in the realm of the sometimes trance like Pisces moon, just don’t take anything overboard. Good or bad.

The Pisces moon comes to a conjunction with Neptune also in Pisces right after midnight, exacting at 12:54 AM. You might be feeling quite dreamy and floaty during this aspect. Likewise you might want to indulge in some form of escapism or even some form of spiritual practice. Dreams could also be very psychic tonight so if you have them, start a journal and write them down when you awaken!

Next the Pisces moon comes to a sextile with Pluto in Capricorn at 8:08 AM. This can have some intense feelings come from the depth of ourselves. Pluto aspects are not always the easiest but a sextile softens the aspect between the moon and Pluto this morning so you may notice some enlightening conversations come to the surface too.

The last aspect for today is when the Pisces moon comes to an opposition with Jupiter in Virgo at 4:25 PM. This has us seeking some form of enjoyment during this time, and likely with another person. Oppositions often bring us in connection with other people, so this energy would be great to go have some fun!

The gemstone suggestion for today is Ametrine. Ametrine is both Amethyst and Citrine in one crystal together. Ametrine brings balance, joy and connection to Spirit.

The essential oil suggestion for today is Tea Tree. Tea Tree connects us with the energies of Pisces ad will help to calm and bring rational thinking to this somewhat floaty day.

All times are in Eastern US Time.

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Friday July 22, 2016 –

We have a couple of planetary ingresses today but otherwise it is a pretty quiet day in the sky. We begin with the moon moving into sensitive Pisces at 4:35 AM. Moon in Pisces likes to go with the flow. Pisces is about merging and ideally this merging takes place on a spiritual level so under the Pisces moon is a good time to work on spiritual connections.

At 5:30 AM the sun makes his ingress into dominant Leo. Leo the lion, Leo the king! I know that sometimes Leos get a bad rap about having too much pride but the truth is they just want to be loved and appreciated, much as anyone else wants! Leos may show off but only because they want applause! And I do not mean that in a bad way, quite the contrary, Leos love to perform and to have people notice the work they have done and give positive feedback, that is all. Signs are considered to be personal, interpersonal, or transpersonal. Personal signs are Aries, Taurus, Gemini and Cancer which means that these signs are focused on their own personal development. Interpersonal signs are Leo, Virgo, Libra and Scorpio which means they are focused on development through relationships. Transpersonal signs are Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius and Pisces which means they are focused on development mainly through community, groups or spirituality. I mention this because when we enter Leo we are moving from a four month period of personal signs are are beginning the interpersonal time of the year. I mean, relationships are important to everyone but Leos need them to know their own worth. I know we all must learn this for ourselves but Leos need other people to validate their own sense of self. I am not a Leo but I have a Leo moon and so I know this to be true in terms of my own emotional well-being (moon). So give all the Leos you know today a big hug, or a high five, or a handshake and tell them that you do notice their efforts and appreciate all they do! And you know we all have Leo somewhere in our charts so everyone, Leo or not, can appreciate this gesture!

The only aspect of the day is a square from the moon to Saturn at 10:17 PM. While this might be considered a heavy aspect it is also brief. Lunar aspects are reflective of our moods which are changeable and as such are expects to go up and down. The best way to handle moon-Saturn aspects are to work on creating a firm emotional foundation … perhaps by finding something you can do to help you feel more emotionally self-reliant. Meditation, journaling, or anything that makes you feel more emotionally secure is a good think to engage in during this time.

The recommended gemstone for today is carnelian which aids us in finding the right mate for you, which is important to us all but especially to Leo!

The essential oil to use today is cedarwood which helps us recognize and engage our own personal power.

All times are in Eastern US Time.

Thursday July 21, 2016 –13652951_10208409441306672_5022523913593695717_o

So today the moon is in Aquarius all day today. She makes some interesting aspects this evening so #1 don’t hold back on being creative, unique and YOU. While #2, watch the temper! Aquarius moon is fun, exciting, unusual and unique. This is a great time for you to think outside of any box you find yourself in. Think as big as you can and then even go further than that.

The first aspect the moon in Aquarius makes is when she make a sextile with Uranus in Aries at 6:26 PM. This is a really fun aspect, its where we feel original and inventive. If you have something new that you want to start, and it needs to be something different than anything else. This is a great aspect to begin it under.

The last aspect is when the Aquarius moon comes to a square with Mars is Aries t 9:56 PM. This has us being impulsive and not necessarily thinking clearly. If you are feeling emotional about something right now, you should take a night to sleep on it before “going off” or releasing all sorts of blah right now. You might feel differently in the morning when this aspect passes. A great way to get your mind off the things you might be feeling frustrated with is to do something to get your heart pumping. Go for a brisk walk or run, or watch an action packed movie, just don’t let whatever is bothering you annoy you too much and promise yourself to just sleep on it for a night and reassess it tomorrow.

A great gemstone for today is Amazonite. Amazonite, is a wonderful stone for helping us be calmer even when e are excited. It bright calmness and smooths any frayed nerves.

The essential oil suggestion for today is Lemon. Lemon will help to connect with the Aquarius moon and boost your mood. It will also help you focus on the positive things in life instead of the stress.

All times are in Eastern US Time.

Wednesday July 20, 2016 –Venus5-PetaledFlowerNIKKIWEBSITE

Venus and Saturn meet in a trine aspect today which peaks at 9:20 AM but the energy is effective all day long. If someone makes a promise you expect them to keep it, as you would keep any promise you made. But today is a good day for deepening any commitments. Do not make promises lightly, they are serious things, but if you do feel like making your relationship bonds stronger the energy is here for you to enjoy. There is beauty in strength, modesty, and silence. There is beauty in commitment and in doing the hard work needed to build something meaningful.

The Aquarian moon makes a sextile to Saturn in Sagittarius which perfects at 5:34 PM. This aspect is about emotional stability, and about creating a firm foundation so that we may learn how to feel safe. There is something meditative about moon-Saturn so it is a good energy under which to practice meditation.

The moon opposes Venus at 6:26 PM and we feel the need to connect to someone close. Intimacy is not just a romantic thing. Friends and family can also know us in a way that is more intimate than we are comfortable with at time. If you are feeling lonely it is time to reach out to another.

At 11:58 PM the moon opposes Mercury and we feel a disconnect between our hearts and minds. That is okay … the mind and heart are different and it is natural that they sometimes do not understand each other.

A great stone to use today is smoky quartz which enables us to work on feeling more grounded and to build a stable foundation in our lives.

An essential oil to try today is grapefruit which helps to refresh us. We can’t be serious all the time and grapefruit lightens the mood.

All times are in Eastern US Time.

Tuesday July 19, 2016 –MoonPricklyBallLessDense2Starlene

After a mostly chill day yesterday in the Heavens, today brings us a lot of lunar aspects. The moon also ingresses into the sign of Aquarius late tonight. This is the last bit of the Capricorn moon of the month, and also the full moon in Capricorn. So read on and hold on for some waves throughout the day!

The first aspect of the day is when Mercury in Leo comes to a trine with Saturn in Sagittarius at 2:28 AM. This has us feeling like making some realistic plans for the future. If you are up at this time you might be thinking about some of those things. Often aspects are felt before they become exact, so in all honesty, this might be a good night to think about making some plans for the future. Even make sure your Will, or Power of Attorney is up to date. None of us like to think of tragedy, but things happen in life, and if you don’t have that sort of stuff straight in your life yet, it might be a good idea to make some plans to get that done. You are never too young or old to do that either!

The next aspect is when the moon in Capricorn comes to a trine with Jupiter in Virgo at 4:39 AM. This is a feel good aspect, like we might even want to get up early and get the day started. Or we might like to get up in the middle of the night and munch on something we shouldn’t! The moon being a lot about the body and Jupiter making things “large” lets not do that to our bodies – opt for something healthy if you do find yourself standing in front of the fridge early in the morning.

The following aspect is when the moon in Capricorn makes a square to Uranus in Aries at 1:06 PM. When I think of these two planets, especially in these signs, I think of them locking horns. It would serve all of us well if we had some patience and maybe even waited making decisions at this time. This is a moon aspect so it is over with fairly quickly!

The moon in Capricorn then comes to a sextile with Mars in Scorpio at 3:12 PM. This is an exciting energy and might even have some of us feeling nervous. You might want to do something with this surge of energy like go for a run or to the gym. That will help channel this energy in a positive way.

The next aspect is the full moon in Capricorn that happens at 6:57 PM. When there is a full moon it means that the moon and sun are exactly opposite in the sky. The sun is in Cancer which is Capricorn’s opposite. So you can figure out really easily which full moon it is going to be if you know how the zodiac goes. If the sun is in a certain sign, the moon will be in the sun’s opposite sign.

Oppositions bring out a tug and pull of the two energies of the planets and are thought of as hard aspects, this is why we often feel a little “loony” under the full moon! The Capricorn full moon brings bout an awareness to our heritage and where we are putting our energies in a work sense. Maybe your work is really satisfying for you and you are happy contributing to the world in the ways that you do. Or maybe you are not doing what you want to be doing. If that is the case, then this is a great energy to figure out exactly how would you like to contribute to the world? Through your work, through your family and heritage. Work on those things in the next 6 months and watch things unfold for you when the sun is in Capricorn and the moon is is Cancer (the opposite full moon as today). You can accomplish and put a lot into gear in those 6 months!

After the peak of the full moon the moon goes into her void-of-course phase for a couple of hours. Take some time to spend time with family, meditate or reflect on the next 6 months of your life. The the moon ingresses into the sign of Aquarius at 11:10 PM. This is a zaney moon that has you thinking and doing things “out of the box”! Moon in Aquarius is a time to do things that you do not usually do, get out of the quiet shell you might be in and do something that makes you feel free! The moon hangs in Aquarius until early Friday morning!

The gemstone for today is Moonstone. Moonstone is connected to the moon, and the sun because the moon today is in Capricorn and the sun is in Cancer. This is a nice gemstone to help keep you balanced during this time.

The essential oil suggestion for today is Chamomile. Chamomile is a great essential oil to help bring the energies of the moon in and keep them calm and feeling lovely.

All times are in Eastern US Time.

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Monday July 18, 2016 –

Welcome to Monday! The energy today is soft and subtle, and kind of typical Monday energy. The Capricorn moon actually likes going back to work!

The Capricorn moon makes a sextile to Neptune in Pisces which peaks at 1:37 PM. The Capricorn moon tends to be quite practical but touching Neptune in this way we like to see a deeper or more symbolic meaning to what is happening in our life. Using your imagination to achieve your goals is a good use to this energy. Artistic pursuits are also favored.

Lady moon conjoins Pluto in Capricorn at 9:42 PM. If something is bothering us this aspect tends to bring it out. It is easier to feel stress or depression under this influence but the best way to handle it is to use it to investigate your feelings and dig into the depths to figure out the underlying cause.

The recommended gemstone for today is pearl which is tied to the moon and the divine feminine. And as Monday is the day of the moon pearl is very fitting for any Monday.

A great essential oil to work with today is bergamot which encourages us and we can all use some encouragement now and then.

All times are in Eastern US Time.

Sunday July 17, 2016 –

Uranus9-PetalsMulti-WEB-NIKKI Today is a 2 part day Lunar wise, we start off with the moon in Sagittarius before she moves into Capricorn. If you want to goof off and have fun, do that early, because once the Capricorn moon gets here in the afternoon we might feel like doing some work!

The Sagittarius moon makes a trine to Uranus in Aries at 4:57 AM. This bring some electricity in the air. We might not feel like sleeping tonight, which isn’t such a bad thing since it is Saturday night, trines are easy and relaxed, so lets hope this calms down some of the Sun square Uranus energy from yesterday. That was pretty intense for many of us. So even though this is a calmer Uranus aspect and it involves the moon rather than the sun, it will be active and stimulating to the mind. The sun and Uranus are still square today, but that is diminishing in affect.

After this aspect the moon goes into her void-of-course phase until lady luna ingresses into the sign of Capricorn at 3:33 PM. So although the moon void of course in Sagittarius is thought to be not such a bad thing, it might be a good idea to do those lazy Sunday chores we do, like read a book, watch some TV or spend time with our loved ones.

Once the moon moves into Captain Capricorn at 3:33 PM the vibe of the day switches from that of a Jupiterian chill and fun vibe to a Saturnian and more serious “Let’s get this work done” vibe. The Capricorn moon doesn’t make any planetary aspects today, but Capricorn Moon is a great moon for a Monday morning, get back into the grind of life vibe.

The gemstone suggestion for today is Clear Quartz. This will help calm and channel any of the Uranian energies and give us a clear mind in the afternoon under the Capricorn Moon.

The essential oil suggestion for today is Star Anise. Star Anise helps to connect with the moon while keeping one protected.

All times are in Eastern US Time.

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Saturday July 16, 2016 –

Another busy day in the sky! We begin with the Sagittarius moon making a conjunction to Saturn in the wee hours at 1:45 AM. Moon-Saturn can be difficult for emotions but the truth is that we must learn, on some level, to be emotionally self-sufficient. Moon-Saturn teaches this. A good way to use this aspect well is through solitude or meditation.

At 4:26 AM the moon makes a square to Neptune which is often considered an idealistic aspect. Sometimes idealism can get us into trouble when we ignore reality, but there is certainly a place for idealism in our lives still! Moon-Neptune aspects are great to use for visualization.

The sun makes a square to Uranus which peaks at 9:31 AM. Talk about an electric jolt! When a bolt of lightning hits the watery sun in Cancer we definitely feel pushed outside of our comfort zone! Uranus tends to shake things up and the sun in Cancer likes things to be just so … which means we may be in for an unpleasant surprise today! The best way to handle this is to remain adaptable and be prepared for the unexpected to occur!

Mercury and Venus meet in Leo at precisely 6:00 PM. This is like a love sonnet in a dramatic reading. A bold declaration of feeling. A grand gesture of affection. We should feel confident and proud to tell others how we feel today. Since Leo likes drama it can be with quite a bit of flair that we are communicating our feelings and desires. Hey, if you are up for a bit of role-playing (wink wink) this aspect will suit quite nicely.

The moon makes a square to Jupiter at 7:22 PM. I like to think of this an as overindulgence aspect. Like to make ourselves feel better (moon) we tend to overdo things (Jupiter) like food or drink or even things like gambling. So if you are trying to be careful be conscious of what you are doing tonight!

The last aspect of the day is a trine from the sun to Mars which peaks at 11:45 PM but we should be able to feel this energy all day long. And ENERGY describes exactly what this is. The sun represents vitality and Mars represents motivation, so here we feel alive, we feel energetic, we feel like we can go for it! Ambition, drive, achieving your goals … especially physical things feel very good today! We feel alive and we love the feeling of being alive!

A great stone to work with today is labradorite which works as a protective stone which shields and strengthens our aura.

The recommended essential oil for today is carnation which helps us liberate ourselves.

All times are in Eastern US Time.

Friday July 15, 2016 –VenusBabyinWombWEBSITE

The moon leaves her long void-of-course phase (since 6:22 PM last night) and ingresses into the sign of Sagittarius at 5:14 AM. The Sagittarius moon is so much lighter, and more fun than the Scorpio moon! We feel much less focused and devious under the Sagittarius moon. In fact Sagittarius moon has us feeling jovial and carefree. This is a good time to plan a trip or take a trip too. The moon hangs in Sagittarius until Sunday when she moves into powerful Capricorn so have some fun this weekend, after all we are only on this earth once!

The moon in Sagittarius comes to a trine with Mercury in Leo at 11:42 AM. This has us feeling jovial and happy with the way we are communicating with others. We might get excited about an idea that has been floating around in our minds during this time. If so, share it!

The final aspect is when the moon comes to a trine with Venus in Leo 1:46 PM. This has our heart and emotions in a nice vibration to one another. We might feel like telling a loved one that we love them, or doing something to beautify ourselves or our surroundings during this aspect. Either thing is a good way to spend the afternoon.

The gemstone suggestion for today is Rhodonite. Rhodonite is a great stone for helping open the heart chakra while balancing us into the earth at the same time. Sometimes when the heart takes over the mind goes off into wonderland, this stone helps that not happen!

The essential oil suggestion for today is Rose Geranium. Rose Geranium is a great substitute for Rose Absolute (which is really expensive). Rose Geranium is relaxing and helpful for meditation. Is it relaxing but does not sedate, so don’t just use it before bedtime. It is connected to both Mercury and Venus so it will support the aspects of the day today, all throughout the day!

All times are in Eastern US Time.

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Thursday July 14, 2016 –

It is a quiet day in the stars today, only lunar aspects. I know we talk about them but aspects involving the moon are like fleeting emotions. They come and go and usually do not have any lasting impact.

We start with the moon in Scorpio making a supportive sextile to dark Pluto in Capricorn which peaks at 1:19 AM. This aspect is good for promoting deep inner work. It is also somewhat sexy … like it can put you in the mood. Scorpio rules the genitals and as such is associated with sex more strongly than other signs and Pluto, which is considered the modern ruler of Scorpio, has that connotation, too.

For the next aspect the moon makes a sextile to Jupiter in Virgo which perfects at 7:23 AM. This is a good way to start the day. We feel optimistic and are in a generally good humor. Getting up in the right side of the bed for a change is nice!

At 2:45 PM we have the waxing trine from the sun to the moon. With both the sun and moon in water signs this is a great time for planting and fertility work. Water signs are considered the most fertile of all the signs so if you have plants to cultivate into growth or seeds to plant this is a good time to do it. Time it so you begin before this aspect perfects.

The moon conjoins Mars in Scorpio at 6:22 PM and then goes void-of-course. More sex! Also more activity, more drive, more ambition. But once the moon goes void-of-course we lose that drive and ambition so get it done before this aspect peaks, if possible!

The recommended gemstone for the day is black tourmaline which helps to release negativity.

The essential oil for today is ginger which promotes warmth of heart and spirit.

All times are in Eastern US Time.

Wednesday July 13, 2016 –MercuryGlobewithFlowerWEBSITE_STARLENE

The moon is in deep intense and digging Scorpio all day today. She wants to find the truth in everything and understand the motives of others. If you find yourself feeling this way, just know it is the Scorpio moon. There are often hidden things that the Scorpio moon can bring to the surface, and this can be a useful tool for those of us not afraid to take a look!

The first aspect today is when the Scorpio moon comes to a trine with Neptune in Pisces 4:46 PM. This has us feeling idealistic, sweet and even like expressing some of that love we have for others to others. It is a nice energy for involving idealistic Neptune. Use it to communicate things to others, things that come from the heart.

Next Mercury ingresses into the sign of Leo today at 8:47 PM. This is a rather quick trip for Mercury traveling through this sign, as Mercury is only there until the 29th of July, when she moves into the sign of Virgo. Mercury in Leo has is all thinking about being on stage. Contemplating our way of expressing ourselves in this life. How is it that you express your own individuality and what does the world think of you too? These are important topics for Mercury in Leo and being dramatic and showing love is also in there too. So enjoy showering yourself and others with love and goodness while Leo season is among us!

The gemstone suggestion for today is goldstone or sunstone. Often people confuse the two, goldstone is man made out of copper and sunstone is an actual mineral that comes from the earth. Both will lift your spirits and connect you with the Mercury in Leo energy.

The essential oil suggestion for today is Mastic. Mastic is powerful and a little goes a long way. It is very much connected to frenzy and wild revelry, so it will help you to tame that Mercury in Leo energy somewhat!

All times are in Eastern US Time.

Tuesday July 12, 2016 – Sun-Venus5-PetaledAniseSeed2WEBSITE

Lovely Venus makes her ingress into Leo at 1:34 AM. Venus in Leo has style. She can be a drama queen, a diva, but she can also be warm-hearted and generous. Venus is Leo certainly adds some pizzazz to our relationships after being in Cancer. Cancer is not willing to take risks in love, or with money, that Leo is willing to take. So place your bets! Ask that cute person out! Go for it!

The Libra moon opposes Uranus in Aries at 5:30 AM. This can be an unsettling way to start the day. Maybe we have a vivid dream, even precognitive, that we cannot shake even hours later. The message from our subconscious, from our guides, from the Universe can be quite powerful and it is better to heed it than to ignore any message you receive.

At 11:01 AM the moon makes a square to Mercury which means we feel divided between our hearts and minds. This is a somewhat normal state of being though so nothing much to worry about here. The moon is then void-of-course for the next few hours so it is best to work on projects which were previously started and routine tasks. For example it is not considered a good idea to try to get new business under a void-of-course moon so if you have those kinds of calls to make it is better to make them earlier in the day or after the moon moves out of it’s void-of-course phase.

The moon enters mysterious Scorpio at 4:52 PM. The moon in Scorpio is full of wonder and magic, and sometimes if we let it take hold of us we can become filled with desire. I don’t mean just sexual desire, but that, too! If any moon sign known how to yearn, the Scorpio moon knows.

That Scorpio moon makes a square to Venus in Leo which perfects at 6:38 PM. This aspect calls us to reach out to others in order to bond … but our pride and ego may get in the way of making the first step. Like we are lonely but we do not want others to know we are lonely so we avoid reaching out since doing so would betray our loneliness. This cycle, of course, just deepens our loneliness to if you feel this way just reach out to another, preferably a woman, with the moon and Venus involved, but if not a woman any person will suffice.

A great stone to use today is fire agate which enhances our strength and courage.

An essential oil to use today is sandalwood which promotes relaxation and attainment of a spiritual perspective.

All times are in Eastern US Time.

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The moon is in diplomatic and partnership orientated Libra all day today. You might feel a bit more agreeable or comparable during this time. Libra moon also has us wanting to beautify our surroundings, So if you feel like doing something to make you feel beautiful, today is a great day to do it!

The Libra moon comes to a sextile with Saturn in Sagittarius at 1:45 AM. This makes for a harmonious time between our feelings and the inner structure of our hearts. This is a great time for giving or receiving good solid advise too.

Next Mercury in Cancer comes to a square with Uranus in Aries at 3:29 AM. This is a time when our minds can receive flashes of inspiration or insight, and is not so conducive towards a great nights sleep. We might be feeling restless and our minds may be going a little wild. If that is the case, try to remind yourself to focus on positive things instead of focusing on the negative. It will help ease the mind tension that is possible during this time.

The Libra moon then comes to a square with Pluto in Capricorn at 12:47 PM. This can have you feeling quite demanding of yourself and your emotions. Try to remember to be loving and kind to your own heart during this time and not be so demanding on yourself or others.

The last aspect today is when the moon in Libra comes to a square with the sun in Cancer, creating the second quarter moon. This peaks at 5:52 and is the last hard aspect that happens before the moon and sun oppose each other (in other words the moon is full). That full moon happens next Tuesday July 19th. This time from the last quarter moon until the full moon is a time that things can feel as if they are emotionally culminating and coming to a head. You might notice as the moon keeps growing in size, that emotions feel fuller and more intense. Try to remember that this is the cycle of the moon and it is part of how the moon itself effects all of us, so don’t let the emotions make you crazy! Instead learn to ride the waves of emotions, like a surfer on his surfboard in the ocean. Nice and smooth!

The gemstone suggestion for today is Lapis Lazuli. Lapis Lazuli gives us the ability to clearly speak our hearts while feeling grounded and centered today. This is an excellent gemstone to work with up until the moon is full on the 19th.

The essential oil suggestion for today is Lemongrass. Lemongrass is the essential oil that helps us be playful and embrace innocence. It is also an excellent essential oil for clearing our energies and starting fresh.

All times are in Eastern US Time.

Sunday July 10, 2016 –Sun-JupiterTreasuretheInnerLight2WEBSITEnikki

Our first aspect today is a jubilant sextile from the sun to Jupiter at 1:41 AM. We should feel this all day long and we should have felt it yesterday, too. The energy of these two planets is joyous optimism. We want to celebrate! We have reason to smile. We enjoy the big things and the little things in life, too. We feel lucky, and it is easier than normal to take risks. We should enjoy this energy quite a bit so let yourself have fun!

The moon makes her ingress into lovely Libra at 4:32 AM. Libra is the diplomat of the zodiac, known for grace and poise. Libra is an air sign ruled by Venus so is at home dealing with ideas but also with the arts. There is a very artistic quality to Libra and people with a strong Libra influence are often drawn to or involved in the arts.

Mercury makes a trine aspect to Mars at 10:00 PM. This is another aspect that lasts longer than an hour or so which allows us to take advantage of this energetic aspect all day. This gives us quick and clever thoughts as well as the capacity for stamina and quickness both in exercise or other physical activity. We should feel vibrant, energetic and invigorated in both mind and body today so use this energy!

The recommended gemstone for today is clear quartz which energizes and focuses.

The essential oil to use today is sweet orange which is harmonious like the Libra moon.

All times are in Eastern US Time.

MoonOverlappingStars3333WEBSITESaturday July 9, 2016 –

There is a lot of lunar movement today, from early on into the evening. The moon is in Virgo the entire day so we can also expect to see all the details. It might be a good day to do some cleaning of your space, home, car, or even start a healthier eating routine. The planets are supporting change and giving us some energy to make that change not so difficult.

The first aspect of today is when the Virgo moon comes to a trine with Pluto in Capricorn at 1:27 AM. This can have us having some deep conversations that come from the soul. If you are up at this time, you might even feel deeply emotional or romantic towards your loved one. Just err on the side of caution if you take it to an unhealthy or compulsive level, Pluto can sometimes have that affect on us!

Following this aspect is when the moon in Virgo comes to a sextile with the sun in Cancer at 4:07 AM. This is generally a great aspect for completing work that needs to get done. If you find yourself awake early this morning, don’t be afraid to dig into your chores or tasks early on. I happen to love the early morning time, before the sun rises and the birds chirp. It is a wonderful time to contemplate and work on projects. This aspect supports that, so get grooving!

At 5:32 AM the moon comes to a conjunction with Jupiter, both in Virgo. This has us feeling content and optimistic. It would also support ideas that come from the heart, that you want to spread around the world. I could see people that are working on projects that expand across the globe or the universe even, being really successful at spreading that love around.

The moon Virgo then comes to a sextile with Mercury in Cancer 10:19 AM. This has ideas coming at us a bit quickly, our minds are active, but not just active for the sake of being active. Things of the heart are floating around in our minds today. If you feel like your mind is racing, then why not write some of those ideas down?

Next the Virgo moon comes to a sextile with Mars in Scorpio at 4:09 PM. This has us a little nervous, excited and even wanting to do something active. This would be a great time to go for a run, do some gardening or spend time with those you love.

Lastly the Virgo moon then comes to a sextile with the last inner planet (of the day), Venus in Cancer, this peaks at 11:28 PM. This is a cheerful and harmonious energy. It is also a great time to spend some time with your significant other, cuddles, movies on the sofa, popcorn or even something sweet that the two of you might enjoy together. Whatever you do, make it fun and sweet. If you happen to be single at this time, you might pamper yourself, a long soak in a tub with one of those awesome bath bombs and get in the fuzzy socks and robe!

The gemstone suggestion for today is Alexandrite. Alexandrite actually changes colors, it is a magical stone that can turn any difficult situation into a better one. It helps us see the positive even in the times when we feel things are just “bad”. There is always a bigger plan for us in this world and all the difficulty we go through, Alexandrite helps us see that.

Clary Sage is the essential oil suggestion for today. Clary Sage has euphoric effects and is uplifting to the spirit, but you should be careful with it if you plan on driving or operating some sort of machinery. It helps release any stuck emotions and connects the consciousness to the unconscious in divination.

All times are in Eastern US Time.

Friday July 8, 2016 –Uranus9-PetalsMulti-WEB-NIKKI

The first aspect today is Mercury sextile Jupiter which peaks at 5:06 AM although we should feel this energy all day long. Mercury-Uranus is a prankster with a youthful vibe. This aspect asks us to have fun today, and to do it with spontaneity and eccentricity. We can also get some unexpected communication today with this energy in effect. Another way this can show up is by increasing the ability to channel. If channeling is something you have wanted to do today would be a great day to sit down and give it a try!

The moon in efficient Virgo makes a square to serious Saturn in independent Sagittarius which peaks at 3:01 PM. Self-reliance is a good keyword for this aspect. There are other words that would fit … spartan, abstinent, free from interference of others.

The moon opposes Neptune in Pisces at 5:11 PM. One way to feel connected is through God and the angels. If we feel lonely, or disappointed, ask the angels to sit with you, to support you, to aid you in the areas you struggle and in all areas. By investing in a spiritual foundation then we can live a more harmonious life.

The recommended gemstone today is black tourmaline which aids us in feeling for grounded and releasing negativity.

The essential oil for today is lemon which purifies and cleanses the energy.

All times are in Eastern US Time.

Thursday, July 7, 2016 – Pluto18PetalsMulti-WEBSITE

Another two part day with the moon today, with a long void-of-course moon in the middle of the day. Despite the void-of-course moon we have an active day in the Heavens with lots of planets in motion and connecting with one another. So expect the day to be active!

We start off with the moon still in fun and energetic Leo coming to a tense square with Mars in Scorpio this morning at 6:30 AM. This can have us waking up with some energy and feeling intense emotionally. We might even feel a bit impulsive this morning. It would be good for you to do something active with yourself this morning if you can, go for a walk, or run or do some have some sexy time with your honey before getting out of bed. That will get your blood pumping in a healthy way.

The next aspect is when Mercury in Cancer comes to an opposition with Pluto in Capricorn at 7:55 AM. This might make us feel a big quarrelsome towards others, it also has an impulsive feel to it. Mercury is about our mind while Pluto is like the higher octave of Mars. So you might find yourself to be outspoken and if you have hidden something inside of you that you might want to tell another person – that might come out too! Just try to remember to be loving in your manner of telling others what is on your mind. Pluto can bring stuff up from the deep for us, which is good. It allows us to get rid of a feeling of holding things in and letting them eat away at us.

Next the Leo moon comes to a trine with Uranus in Aries at 8:07 AM. This has us feeling unique and original. This is a fun energy that can come with flashes of inspiration so if you feel inspired at this time – make it happen! After this aspect the moon is in her void-of-course phase until this evening when she makes her ingress into the sign of Virgo. This is a time to keep doing things that you have been doing, not to start new projects and even rest if that is at all possible. I know its the middle of the work day for many of us so it might not be possible to just chill, at least take a 5 minute meditation moment for yourself if you can!

Venus in Cancer then comes to a square with Uranus in Aries at 10:25 AM. This is a nice and spicy energy for us that will last pretty much all day today. Venus is our love and attraction to love while Uranus is about living in the moment. When these two square up, there can be some excitement in the love department! Why not ask that cutie you have been flirting with, out for some coffee? Or if you are attached to someone – Why not send them a sweet and surprising message or phone call? If you can have some alone time together, that would be even better. Get creative if you are not able to be with your sweetie, let your loved one know you are thinking of them!

The sun in Cancer then comes to an opposition with Pluto in Capricorn at 6:27 PM. Thankfully this is a sun aspect therefore it will last today and not much more than a day. This is because this energy can have us feeling a bit. at odds with others. The sun being the essence of who we are and Pluto being the detective of the planets, you might want to pull some stuff out that was held deep inside. You might also notice yourself being a bit aggressive and annoyed if the other person is not responding and letting you “in”. If so, do something active with yourself where you can actually focus your energy. Some sort of martial arts comes to mind because you can really focus yourself at this time. If you are not the martial arts sort of person, then what about putting your attention on a project you are working on? You will likely have the stamina to make it happen for yourself if you do.

The last thing is when the moon in Leo finally gets out of her void-of-course phase and makes her ingress into the sign of Virgo at 6:41 PM. Virgo moon is not the easiest of moons to deal with, it can be a bit discriminating and is most definitely detail orientated. I usually feel like cleaning things under a Virgo moon and it is a great way to utilize this energy. Virgo moon helps us to think about our health too, so if you have been trying to get on the bandwagon of eating healthier or working out more… Let today’s planetary energies and the Virgo moon that lasts until Sunday be a motivating force for you to bring out that inner health-nut.

The gemstone suggestion for today is Sodalite. Sodalite will help us to express ourselves in a positive manner and it also helps calm and soothe our nerves a bit.

The essential oil suggestion for today is Cumin. Cumin is protective and helpful with bringing about tranquility. It is also said to be a love herb associated with those that are drawing love to them. There is a musky scent associated with cumin so just a little is needed, and you might try blending it with rosemary or lavender for a sweeter scent.

All times are in Eastern US Time.

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Wednesday July 6, 2016 –

We begin the day with the playful Leo moon making a trine to serious Saturn in Sagittarius, perfecting at 7:42 AM. A great way to use this aspect is to get “serious” about your “play”. Like we all do need to make sure we are balanced and having fun sometimes is a part of being balanced. If we allow ourselves to relax it leads to a feeling of greater emotional support, which ultimately is what moon-Saturn aspects are all about.

Mars in Cancer meet Mars in Scorpio in a trine aspect today. This peaks at 4:17 PM but we should feel this all day long. When Mars and Venus meet in harmony you can expect some nice chemistry happening in your personal life, too! If you are attached to a relationship then try to plan to spend some time together today, time as lovers! If you are single go ahead and wink at the next good looking person your see today, and keep it up all day! The chemistry is there, if you let yourself feel it! Venus-Mars isn’t only about sexual relationships though, what it is really about is allowing yourself to indulge in your senses, Whether you find sensuality between the sheets or if you find it at your local art fair where you can appreciate the colors and diversity of art, or if you find it in your kitchen where the smells and tastes can be absolutely divine, it is important to let yourself do something sensual today!

At 11:24 PM the sun and Mercury conjoin in the midpoint of the Mercury-sun cycle. You can think of the sun as the “king”, and Mercury as the “jester” who does flips and circles around the sovereign entertaining the king with antics. The king may not always show it but he truly does value to counsel of Mercury, even if Mercury likes to play jokes to get his point across. With this aspect our minds should be active and relevant today. That means no day-dreaming and instead remaining focused on the issues at hand, even if we may try to treat them as a joke. Since this occurs in Cancer it may not be as light as in other signs but it still is a meeting of two important planets which offers clarity of thought and lightness of spirit.

The gemstone to use today is ruby which is considered a romantic, sexy stone, to match the Venus-Mars aspect today.

The essential oil to use today is basil which aids us in focusing so we may get our work done early and perhaps go rendezvous with someone special!

All times are in Eastern US Time.

Tuesday, July 5, 2016 – Earth-MercuryEggsinNestWEBSITE

The moon remains in Cancer for the first half of the day, this has us feeling sensitive, emotional and not afraid to express some of these feelings. Since it is the evening of July the 4th, I imagine many people will be up past mid-night. The first aspect of the day peaks at 12:24 AM and is when the Cancer moon comes to a trine with Mars in Scorpio. This is fun or exciting energy. Often times I will tell people to do something active with a moon/Mars aspect. Lighting off fireworks which I know lots of people will be, kind of reminds me of moon trine Mars. Not being afraid to create a ruckus, or being in a bit of a wound up mood.

The following aspect is when the moon comes to a square with Uranus in Aries at 2:29 AM. This is not a great aspect for sleeping either! If you wind up not sleeping much tonight, do not be surprised. Uranus gives some inspiration to live in the very moment you are in, so try to live in that moment, as peacefully and calmly as possible. This might not sound so moon-trine-Mars-then-square-Uranus… So channeling this energy in the highest way possible is through doing something inspiring instead of crazy or reckless. Live on the zen side and knock this one out 😉

Thankfully these aspects do not last long and hopefully we can get some sleep after burning off some of that energy! After this the moon goes into her void-of-course phase until the afternoon. The famous astrologer William Lily said that the moon void-of-course in Cancer “performith somewhat” – so maybe we will rest until the morning when the birds chirp and we have to get back to work and reality after the holiday!

In the early hours of daylight at 8:19 AM Mercury in Cancer comes to a trine with Neptune in Pisces. The energy of these two planets might not feel so on point this morning. You might be talking into your shoe (mistaking it for your cell phone) or pouring the coffee in the dogs bowl by mistake. Try not to be too “fuzzy” especially if you were out partying it up last night! This morning we might not feel as bright as we usually do, but we don’t feel bad either… Fuzzy or spacey might be good words for the vibe of the morning! Have some coffee, better yet espresso! … **Mental STARBUCKS STOP on Tuesday morning** 😉

The last thing today is when the moon finally ingresses into the sign of Leo, this happens at 12:28 PM. Let your inner actor or actress come out and play during the Leo moon. Sometimes Leo energy can be shy, so if you are feeling that way – open your arms to the moon and ask for the Leo energy to animate and liven your soul! Leo moon is a great time to express your feelings for someone else, be romantic or be the star of your own show – your life! Live it up under the Leo moon because she moves into Virgo on Thursday evening!

The gemstone suggestion for today is Lepidolite. Lepidolite will help us feel calmer during the early hours of the morning, we might need some of that. Holding onto the stone rather than just having it next to you is best. Lepidolite has trace minerals that transfer into your body when you hold it, that actually calm you down.

The essential oil suggestion for today is Sweet Fennel. Sweet Fennel connects with the energies of Mercury and will help us feel less cloudy this morning under the Mercury Neptune trine. It helps with improving memory and has a fresh and spicy scent. If you grow it, you can add it to your tea too, for a licorice taste.

All times are in Eastern US Time.

Monday July 4, 2016 –SunBuddhist-likedouble-lineNikkiWEBSITE

Happy Fourth of July! Here in the States it is Independence Day, the day we usually celebrate with barbecues and fireworks and time spent with family and friends. It is quite a festive day and I hope wherever you are in the world you can be grateful today for your own independence!

Just like people nations have birth charts. Most people consider July 4, 1776 in Philadelphia to be the founding of the United States, but the exact time of “birth” is disputed. Probably the most common time used us 5:10 PM which is known as the U.S. Sibly Chart, names after an 18th century British astrologer, Ebenezer Sibly (sometimes spelled Sibley as this was how Dane Rudhyar, another astrologer, spelled his name). But there are a lot of other times proposed and speculated upon. In fact, this is a huge area of debate for astrologers who practice what is known as “mundane astrology”. It is called mundane not because it is boring but rather because it deals with matters of the mundane world, like that of countries and politics. It is not the personal astrology that we are more common with such as our own birth charts.

There are a lot of minor lunar aspects today but I am only going to focus on the main thing: a new moon at 13 Cancer. This peaks at 7:01 AM and falls directly upon the sun on the U.S. Sibly chart(as well as all other July 4th charts for the United States). Perhaps it is my never-ending optimism that allows a new moon on the sun of the United States to give me hope of a new beginning. The new moon is conjunct both Venus and Mercury, so we have a line up of sun, moon, Mercury, Venus all in Cancer spanning 11 degrees. This new moon stellium is opposed to Pluto in Capricorn giving a sense that change, transformative change, is being demanded. We must evolve, we must change, in order to continue our existence. Things cannot go on as they have always done. I say this not only in terms of the U.S. Sibly chart but also in terms of our personal lives. The stronger this new moon is hitting your chart the more strongly you will be called to make a big change, leaving the old behind, and embracing a new way of being.

Humans, by nature, are not really fans of big changes. Usually most people are dragged kicking and screaming into making changes. But here we have this message that change is imminent, in fact, it is already here, and we must recognize it is order to capitalize upon it. Otherwise we will find ourselves living too much in the past in a way of life that is no longer sustainable in the modern world.

In the U.S. Sibly chart the planet Saturn, at 15 Libra, is square the sun and the new moon today forms a t-square aspect with that Saturn as the focus and also at the midpoint of the new-moon-Pluto opposition. What this means that in order to change in a way that is effective the change we are making must first and foremost be responsible. We must stop being so wasteful and we must consciously be aware of the power we wied in the world. This configuration of Sun-Saturn-Pluto can play out in a lot of different ways but the strongest message is that we will either abuse out power or we will learn how to handle power responsibly. This is a large question that we all must deal with in our personal lives and also as members of a larger society,

The Sabian symbol for the degree of the new moon is “A Hand With a Prominent Thumb Is Held Out For Study”. How are you handling your own world? Are you aware of the effect you have on your environment? We all have a much bigger impact that we realize, and this symbol asks you to consider the impact that you may be having. It also asks you to consider if you are shaping things the way you truly desire, or are you letting your dreams slip through your fingers?

Just for kicks the Sabian symbol for the next degree, the degree of the U.S. Sun, is “A Very Old Man Facing A Vast Dark Space to the Northeast”. In my mind the vast, dark space represents the changes that are always unfolding and the old man is our reluctance to embrace a new way of being in light of the unknown future. This is the U.S., or at least one way to look at it.

The recommended gemstone for today is sapphire which is a love stone known for promoting fidelity and attunement between lovers. Let us treat the whole world as a lover a be faithful and connected to the world in which we live.

The essential oil to try today is melissa which encourages harmony while pacifying anger which is something I think we can all use.

All times are in Eastern US Time.

Sunday July 3, 2015 –Neptune13PetalsMulti-LayersWEBSITEnikki

The sun in Cancer comes to a trine with Neptune in Pisces at 7:01 AM. This is a nice time to have a lay in bed and mosey yourself on up. To me that is an ideal Sunday morning, enjoying the energy of the sun making a harmonious aspect to sensitive and nebulous Neptune. You might feel like even doing some meditation or spiritual practice this morning.

The moon comes out of her void-of-course phase that she was in since 11:48 PM last night. She ingresses into the sign of Cancer at 9:20 AM. Moon rules over the sign of Cancer and therefore she is in her height of positivity during this time. The Cancer moon has us expressing our emotions, being sympathetic towards other and enjoying domestic situations. You might enjoy spending time with loved ones during the Cancer moon which stays until Tuesday afternoon.

The Gemstone Suggestion for today is moonstone. Moonstone is lovely to help you connect with the Cancer moon and even the sweet energies of the morning when the moon and Neptune do their dance.

The essential oil suggestion for today Camphor. Camphor is a cooling essential oil good for a hot summers day. It is also helpful in magical work with the moon or Neptune.

All times are in Eastern US Time.

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Saturday July 2, 2016 –

We begin the day with the Gemini moon opposing Saturn in Sagittarius. The mutable grand cross is mostly over with Jupiter moving out of orb but this lunar transit is like an echo or a memory of all the big changes we have been going through over last month in June. This aspect peaks at 2:03 AM and is only relevant for a short time so it is nothing to really worry about, but if you are up you may be feeling the tension of uncertainly about implementing needed changes, which is what the Mutable Grand Cross was all about.

The moon makes a square to Neptune which perfects at 3:26 AM. We dream and we yearn for something more in life. Isn’t there a greater meaning? Shouldn’t we understand that there is more to this life than what we can see right in front of us? These are the types of questions that this aspects brings up.

Next we have a square from the moon to Jupiter at 12:15 PM. I would expect this entire morning, with these three aspects, to be somewhat stressful. As I mentioned this is a translation of light among the outer planets involved in the Mutable Grand Cross from last month so we feel tension, we feel the need to make the change, but we fear making the wrong choice. Jupiter is comfortable taking risks however, so take your cue from there and make the change you want to see in your world.

The final aspect today is a sextile from the moon to Uranus at 11:43 PM after which the moon is void-of-course. The moon-Uranus aspect may make it tough to sleep until after the moon goes void. Moon-Uranus wants to move around, in both body and mind. It would be great for manifestation work though so if you have some things you are working on manifesting this is a good time to talk to the angels and your spirit guides about your plans for manifestation! They may even talk back!

The essential oil to use today is lavender which helps us maintain a calm center even when we feel under stress.

The recommended gemstone for today is peridot which is said to help calm anger and fear.

All times are in Eastern US Time.

Friday July 1, 2016 –Jup-Sat2SpinningWheels2WEBSITESTARLENE

Can you believe it is July already? Wow, half of 2016 has passed us so far. This past June has been a challenging month for many of us, but don’t worry the ebb and flow of the Universe always shifts and changes. The moon comes out of her void-of-course phase this morning at 7:44 AM. She was void-of-course since last night at 8:19 PM.

Lady Luna is now in the sign of Gemini and a lot lighter than that last bit of Taurus moon. You might feel more social today and like you want to connect with others. Gemini moon has us up for conversation, word games, laughter and play. Why not do something fun tonight, the Gemini moon surely supports it!

The only aspect today is when Venus in Cancer comes to a sextile with Jupiter in Virgo at 3:18 PM. This is a friendly and light hearted energy. We might feel like connecting with those that are on the same wavelength as us. These two planets are both benific and sweet, so make sure if you indulge in some sweetness you don’t go overboard with it either!

Rose is the Essential Oil for today. This is a sweet and lovely energy for us and we can all use some of that.

Rhodochrosite is the gemstone for today. Rhodochrosite helps us to open our heart chakra and balance our energies and hormones.

All times are in Eastern US Time.

Namaste & until tomorrow!

Your Rock Star Astrologers ~ Starlene Breiter and Nikki Rich

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