June 2016

Astro Vibrational Tapestry Report 
by Starlene Breiter & Nikki Rich 

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Thursday June 30, 2016 –PicMonkey CollageWEBSITE

We begin the day with the moon in Taurus making a sextile to spiritual Neptune. This aspect is kind of like making an altar at home. It is a very practical solution to making our connection to the divine more accessible.

The moon makes a sextile to Venus at 7:57 AM. We feel connected, we feel at ease. We enjoy the company of others and we are able to share or feelings without difficulty. This is a subtle influence but it is also quite enjoyable.

At 9:17 AM the moon makes a trine to Pluto. This aspect is one where we feel satisfied by delving into the depths. We want to explore the mysteries and when we find answers and uncover hidden secrets we feel pleased. There is something about this aspect that makes history relevant and something we can actually learn from (instead of ignoring).

The moon next makes a trine to Jupiter at 10:20 AM, giving us a reason to smile. Moon-Jupiter is a gregarious aspect and so we feel a natural high today. We feel elevated, and we feel lucky! Enjoy!

At 8:19 PM the moon makes an opposition to Mars in Scorpio and then goes void-of-course. The moon opposite Mars sometimes makes we have an argument with someone, but the best way to use this energy is by allowing the drive of Mars to motivate you toward something productive instead of allowing him to force you into anger. Once the moon is void-of-course take care of routine tasks or just take it easy until the moon moves into the next sign tomorrow morning.

Venus opposes Pluto at 11:29 PM. This is a big deal and we should feel this aspect all day long and into tomorrow. Lunar aspect s are very quick and pass in an hour or so, whereas these apspects involving the other planets are much more potent, not just in terms of duration but also in terms of strength. Venus-Pluto is, in the simplest of terms, obsession with love and/or money. That which we love becomes the object of all of our thoughts. We only want to spend time involved with the object of our desire. Whether this object is a person, money, a possession, or anything else it does not really matter; the important part is that we can easily become obsessed byond what is healthy. It is admirable to adore, but dangerous to become so enamoured we forget to take care of ourselves. It reminds me of a person I know who became so infatuated with a woman that he lost his job and then his house beause he could not focus on anything but her. This is clearly unhealthy behavior. I guarantee there is some Venus-Pluto aspect involved, whether it is in his natal chart or in their synastry. The best way to use this energy is in a healthy display of lovemaking, or by channeling these feelings into a creative project. It does not mean you will act out some dangerous form of obsession but if you are prone to such behavior, or prone to jealousy, be conscious of it especially today.

The recommended gemstone for today is jade which brings our faithfulness and longevity in love relationships.

An essential oil to work with today is jasmine which is considered an aphrodisiac if you want to capitalize on the Venus-Pluto energy and take it to the next level.

All times are in Eastern US Time.

Wednesday June 29, 2016 –MarsFloweronGlobe2WEBSITENIKKI

Today is an interesting day in the stars,. There is a lot of movement so I am going to go ahead and tell you to grab some red jasper and hang onto it throughout the day. It will help allow the energy to move while keeping you balanced at the same time. The first aspect is when the Aries moon comes to a sextile with Mercury in Gemini at 3:46 AM. This might have some curious dreams floating through our minds, if so write them down when you awaken.

The moon then leaves her 6 hour long void-of-course phase and enters into the sign of Taurus at 6:03 AM. This is where the moon feels comfortable and at home. This is a time of the month that we might feel like doing something creative with our environment, even contemplating some redecorating. It is not the most motivating of forces, but you will get some good ideas during this time. If you do start to motivate yourself be prepared to be a force to be reckoned with if someone tries to stop you! One thing about Taurus is that when it fixes its mind on something, in this regard the moon, so emotions and our sentiments, it holds onto that idea or process and sees it to the end.

Mercury our planet of communication then takes his plunge into the Cancer realm at 7:24 PM today. Mercury is a funny planet, always switching signs, not quite as quickly as the moon.. Then he goes retrograde so much we often wonder if he is retrograde more than he is direct. I think that is because Mercury is much like our minds, always fluid and moving. When Mercury ingresses into the sign of Cancer though, its not the easiest place for this little quicksilver to be. It COULD and DOES go into much murkier waters than those of the sign of Cancer so its not in terrible shape here. Either way we can expect the next 3 weeks of our lives, to be focused on all things Cancerian. This means our thoughts and mind will be leaning on the sensitive side. Cancer is known to be sentimental, emotionally vulnerable and really enjoy’s having a safe haven to come home to. With that sensitivity comes the ability to perceive things that we might not normally perceive though, so this is actually a great time to tap into your instincts and follow your gut. Those vibes you get about things during time when Mercury is going through Cancer is the time when you should pay attention to the subtleties, they speak to us.

The biggest news of the day today is when Mars, the planet that gives us our energy goes from his couple month long retrograde phase into a direct moving motion again! This happens at 7:38 PM. We can literally all jump a little higher after this one! When a planet is station, which happens right before and right after it turns retrograde and back direct again, it is said to be the strongest time for that planet. So today might be a sluggish one of you, especially if you have had a rough time with your energy the last couple of months. Don’t stress though, Mars starts his move forward again tonight and we are all shaken out of the slumber we may have found ourselves in for a while now.

Mars in retrograde is a great time to allow ourselves to rejuvenate and relax, some of us are “on” like all the time. Typically I (Starlene) am one of those people, always on the go, always doing, always moving. This Mars stationed right on top of one of my angles which seemed to zap me of all but the essential energies I need to keep living. For me there was not a whole lot left after that, but guess what, that is OK and in fact good. The space was created in the universe for me to chill and have some time to sleep (something I normally have to force myself into). If you have felt some similar experiences with this Mars retrograde, then don’t be surprised when your energy levels return back to normal once Mars picks up speed again in a couple days.

Likewise if you have been encountering some frustrations surrounding things or even other people in your life, this could also be connected to the Mars retrograde phase. Mars can create frustrations for us when we fight against the energy it is vibe-ing out, so if you feel like you have been pushing against the grain of life – Mars retrograde is likely the culprit! Mars only goes retrograde once a year, sometimes it even skips a year, depending on when the cycle is. So fortunately we do not always get this cosmic zapping of our energies like this. Depending on what Mars is connecting with in your natal chart, Mars retrograde could have zapped your energy in a myriad of different ways. Or if you are one of the ones with Mars retrograde in your natal chart it might have given you a boost of energy. You can of course consult with Nikki or myself to figure that part out. It really is good to get regular astrological consultations because understanding things like this help you in such major ways. Had I not understood the part about Mars stationing on one of my angles, I may have felt like I was becoming depressed. Since I understood what was going on — I bought a new bed and got super comfortable in it!

The last aspect of today is when the moon in Taurus comes to a sextile with the sun in Cancer at 8:29 PM. This is a nice energy to wind the day up with today. We feel harmonious with our feelings and who we are. We feel balanced and are not afraid to share or express that with others, in particular those of the opposite sex.

The gemstone suggestion for today is Red Jasper. I mentioned it in the beginning because it can help you as Mars is going from its strongest point of being station (still in the sky) to its forward moving direction again. It will help you and your own motivation during this time.

The essential oil suggestion today is peppermint. Peppermint helps to bring about a positive outlook and pep in your step during this time.

All times are in Eastern US Time.

Tuesday June 28, 2016 – MercuryWalkingRectanglesWEBSITE

We begin the day with the moon in Aries making a square to Venus in Cancer at 12:59 AM. Moon square Venus is a somewhat lonely aspect. We strongly desire to relate to others but we hold back from expressing our desire, resulting in the feeling of disconnection. The only safe course of action is to push through the resistance. If you desire to spend time with someone then tell them! Invite the other to spend tine with you, to be with you.

At 7:14 AM the moon makes a square to Pluto, lord of the underworld. Things involving Pluto are often dark, in the shadow, and with this aspect it is our feelings that she shadowed. If we can expose what is hidden, that which we have buried, things will be easier for us to deal with down the road. The difficulty though is that we are, by nature afraid of the dark, so it is hard to confront those buried emotions.

The moon conjoins Uranus at 8:12 PM. We may feel unsettled or like we have ants in our pants! We have trouble sitting still and our minds are likely just as active. The best way to handle this type of energy is to embrace it. Having trouble sitting still? Get up and move around! Feeling unsettled? Do something out of character!

A great stone to work with today is rose quartz which helps us trust ourselves and others with our feelings in relationships.

The essential oil to try is tangerine which helps us feel comfortable in expressing our more quirky side.

All times are in Eastern US Time.

Monday June 27, 2016 –Sun-NeptuneVisionaryLight2WEBSITEnikki

The moon enters into the sign of Aries after an almost 12 hour void-of-course at 3:08 AM. The moon in Aries is impulsive, energetic and not afraid to be a little feisty. Aries is the first sign of the zodiac, so its a good natural point for starting all kinds of new projects. Just be careful not to only think of yourself. Aries moon can have us putting “me first” when you should also be thinking of others.The moon stays in Aries until Wednesday early morning so enjoy the energetic vibe of Aries the next few days and accomplish some things while the moon is supporting you!

Venus in Cancer comes to a trine with Neptune in Pisces at 9:53 AM. This aspect has culminated since the last few days to reach its peak during this time. It will also last a few more days until its vibration is over. This is a really sweet time and time we might want to think about our love life. Are you really happy with your love life right now? Is this where you want to be or the type of relationship you want to be in? Are you looking for love? Do you have a clear picture of what that is? If not, you should be thinking about these questions as they pertain to you. What would that lovely, sweet time be like if you were in that ideal state? To some that is being single and simply happy and to others, that is having a family and all the trimmings. Whatever that picture is for you, create it and then take some steps in your life to make that a reality.

The moon then comes to a square with the sun in Cancer at 2:19 PM.
This aspect reminds e to tell you to take a deep breath if things don’t quite go your way during this time and have some patience. We all get challenges sometimes and this can be a challenging time for us to just remember that patience is important in life. It is like when we see the bud of a rose, its is beautiful and you know when it opens it is going to be stunning. If you try to open the pedals of the rose bud though, you will destroy the flower. Let life unfold naturally and learn to enjoy every step of it. This tension between us (the sun) and our feelings (the moon) helps us to create space for us to love and learn patience. So try that instead of fighting against the vibrations of the universe.

The last aspect for today is when the Aries moon comes to a trine with Saturn in Sagittarius at 10:37 PM. This gives us some strength that we might not have felt before. This is opportunity for us to accomplish things, mostly through patience. So you see these two last aspects of today are reminding us to be patient and keep going. Don’t stop trying because you may not have gotten the exact results you have aimed for, the race is not over. In fact it is not even a race, just keep trying and you will succeed.

The gemstone suggestion for today is Fluorite. Fluorite will help us to focus our energies on what we want to get accomplished. It will also help raise our consciousness to a level that we feel aware of the calmness we need to bring into our everyday life.

The essential oil suggestion for today is oregano. Oregano which helps develop a sense of greater clarity.

All times are in Eastern US Time.

Sunday June 26, 2016 –Neptune13PetalsMulti-LayersWEBSITEnikki

We begin the day with the dreamy Pisces moon making an opposition to Jupiter in Virgo at 3:36 AM. Our dreams and the dreams of another person may not match up … we may feel like our goals in life are not really compatible. I would ask you to dig a little deeper, though, if this is an issue, since there are more things you have in common that that you may disagree on.

A few minutes later at 3:39 AM the moon makes a sextile aspect to Pluto which does support that idea of digging deeper and looking for a shared foundation. Moon-Pluto is about finding emotional support. It is there, if you look deep enough.

The big news of the day is a trine from Jupiter to Pluto which peaks at 8:10 AM but we should be able to feel this all day. Jupiter-Pluto is known as a “wealth” aspect, so if you are lucky enough to have this in your natal chart then you are probably better off than most of us! “Wealth” can have a lot of connotations, though, more than just financial, so take a look and see if your metaphorical “portfolio” is being properly invested. Are you investing your time, money, and energy into things that will yield returns in the future? I’m talking money, relationships, job, personal growth. If not then consider what steps you can take to transform your investments into something with profitable returns.

The moon makes a trine to Mars at 3:14 PM. This aspect energizes us and asks us to push through … it takes motivation to overcome inertia and if you feel like you have had difficulty getting going on something this aspect will help motivate you, if you let it.

Next we have the moon square Mercury perfecting at 3:55 PM. Our feelings are not rational and our thoughts are not in tune with our emotions … this is not unusual but it can be uncomfortable. After this aspect peaks the moon is void-of-course for the rest of the day so it is a good time to take care of routine tasks and to finish old projects which were started previously.

The other big news of the day is a sextile from Mercury to Uranus. Surprise! This peaks at 10:31 but the energy will certainly be active all day. This is like having a surprise party, and should be fun! We can also experience some unusual things during this aspect … things like seeing a UFO, or faeries, or suddenly getting a burst of intuition or information that you could not explain from a rational perspective. Mercury-Uranus is also something of a prankster aspect so it would not be out of character to see some practical jokes today.

The gemstone suggestion for today is Amethyst. Amethyst will connect us with our Spirit and all this lovely Pisces energy we feel. It is also known as the stone of sobriety so it will help us to err on the side of using something to escape and help us lean more on the spiritual side within ourselves. If you are not such a spiritual person, maybe this is a day to explore that; Amethyst will help you do that.

The essential oil for today is Lavender. Lavender will bring about a calm awareness that has us feeling alive, awake and peaceful.

All times are in Eastern US Time.

Saturday June 25, 2016 –Venus5-PetaledFlowerNIKKIWEBSITE

The moon is in intuitive and sensitive Pisces all day today. Today is a good day for things that will heighten your sensitivity. Take some time to do some meditation or connecting with Spirit/God or however it is you interpret that higher power. Pisces moon is inclined towards either being very spiritual or escapism, so make sure you steer clear of drugs or alcohol at this time too.

The first aspect is when the Pisces moon comes to a trine with the sun in Cancer at 6:07 AM. This will help us to connect with ease to those of the opposite sex. This is a nice morning for us to be friendly and fun with those of the opposite sex, cuddle with your loved one this morning or do something nice with each other and enjoy!

The Pisces moon them comes to a trine with Venus also in Cancer at 3:58 PM. This brings about a creative streak! We might want to do something nice in regards to our home, such as redecorating, or we might even enjoy something like painting or even spending time with females in our lives.

The moon in Pisces then comes to a square with Saturn in Sagittarius at 6:54 PM. I know it is Saturday night, but this makes for an excellent time for us to accomplish some work. It brings about a desire for thinking seriously and structure.

The last aspect for today is when the moon comes to a conjunction with Neptune, both in Pisces at 7:46 PM. This aspect might calm down that last one and have us feeling like we are a little distracted or want to search within our hearts to see what idealistic life we would love to live. This is a great time to float on a cloud, metaphorically speaking of course!

The gemstone suggestion for today is Amethyst. Amethyst will connect us with our Spirit and all this lovely Pisces energy we feel. It is also known as the stone of sobriety so it will help us to err on the side of using something to escape and help us lean more on the spiritual side within ourselves. If you are not such a spiritual person, maybe this is a day to explore that; Amethyst will help you do that.

The essential oil for today is Lavender. Lavender will bring about a calm awareness that has us feeling alive, awake and peaceful.

All times are in Eastern US Time.

Friday June 24, 2016 – VenusFrillyFlower2WEBSITEnikki

The moon makes a trine to Mercury in the early hours, at 1:48 AM. Our hearts and minds are in unison. We are able to discuss our feelings. We speak from the heart.

Later this morning the moon makes a square to fiery Mars which peaks at 10:26 AM. The best way to use this aspect is to allow it to motivate you. Mars can make you angry but it can also propel you to do something about it! And with Mars the best answer is to do something!

The moon next makes a sextile to Uranus at 11:48 AM. This is the urge to dance, the spring in your step, the feeling that something wonderful could be right around the corner. After this aspect the moon goes void-of-course for most of the rest of the day. Under a void-of-course moon the best things to do are to finish up old, uncompleted tasks and routine things that must always be done … like laundry. It may not be fun but there is still the work there to be done, so might as well! And much better to stick to old or routine things than to start new projects during a void-of-course moon.

The moon does finally ingress into Pisces at 10:30 PM. Pisces moon likes to go with the flow and connect on a deeper, more spiritual level. The idea that we are all one, that is a very Piscean idea.

All times are in Eastern US Time.

Thursday June 23, 2016 –Saturn

The moon is in unique and quirky Aquarius all day today. Aquarius moon is a good time to think out of the box and see where that takes you. When the moon is in Aquarius we might be a little topsy-turvy with our usual routine. This is because Aquarius moon shakes us up, allowing us to get out of the usual we are in and gives us an opportunity to see things through a different lens. This is actually a really good thing. Even if it brings a little chaos to you, because if we all settled into the same routine, then things would not change and the world would be less colorful!

The only aspect for today is when the moon in Aquarius comes to a sextile with Saturn in Sagittarius at 1:38 PM. The energy of this transit has us feeling stable and emotionally settled. Although the Aquarius moon can have us feeling somewhat crazy, when coupled with a sextile to Saturn that crazy is more refined and balanced. You may notice yourself giving good emotional advise or support for others during this time.

The gemstone suggestion for today is Iron. Iron correlates with Saturn and the structure of Saturn and Saturn is the ancient ruler of Aquarius so this is both complimentary to the moon and the aspect of today. Iron will help you feel active still while perusing the unusual.

The essential oil suggestion for today is Frankincense. Frankincense help us raise our consciousness to a higher spiritual level. Therefore while you are enjoying the eccentric Aquarius moon you can also be reaching those higher levels of consciousness at the same time.

All times are in Eastern US Time.

Wednesday June 22, 2016 –Jupiter11PetaledFlower222WEBSITEnikki

The moon in Capricorn makes a sextile to Mars in Scorpio which perfects at 4:03 AM this morning. This aspect makes us want to get up and get going! Talk about early morning motivation! If you do get up this early then you are in for an energetic start to the day!

We next have a square from the moon to Uranus in Aries which peaks at 4:57 AM. This is an unsettling aspect. We feel uncomfortable, usually because of unpredictable events or the unknown in general. Unexplainable phenomena are also likely to occur under this aspect, making us wonder if we aren’t in the twilight zone …. After this aspect peaks the moon is void-of-course for almost 12 hours. A void-of-course moon is best used to complete old tasks and to work on routine items, instead of starting something new.

The moon makes her ingress into Aquarius at 4:08 PM. Quirky, eccentric, rebellious Aquarius likes doing things their own way. Any time you meet an Aquarius you can be assured that there is much more going on inside their minds than you would ever know, or want to know for that matter!

Mercury makes a square to Jupiter at 6:59 PM which is the final activation of the Mutable Grand Cross we have talked so much about this month. Mercury square Jupiter is that challenge to be optimistic in your thoughts and communication. We can really have some grand ideas but can we stay positive about them? Manifestation work is favored under this aspect, envisioning your dreams. A vision board would be a great thing to work on today.

A gemstone to work with today is citrine which promotes success and abundance and will aid in any manifestation work.

The recommended essential oil is geranium which is like getting a hug from your mother. We have been under so much stress this month through the mutable grand cross that we all deserve a hug!

All times are in Eastern US Time.

Tuesday June 21, 2016 –SaturnMetalOrnamentNikkiWEBSITE

Today is a much calmer day in the heavens than yesterday was! The moon makes a couple of aspects while being in the sign of industrious Capricorn. The Capricorn is a good energy for us to get the work completed that we have wanted to but not accomplished as of yet. Capricorn does not mind doing the work or delegating it to its realm of people underneath it either. Either way, the energy of this moon is dutiful, goal orientated, practical and business minded.

Our Capricorn moon makes a sextile to Neptune in Pisces at 6:41 AM. This is an interesting mix, giving us intuitive hits and the ability to contemplate our ideals, although it is not highly motivating it is giving us a nice start to the day.

Capricorn moon then comes to a trine with Jupiter in Virgo at 1:59 PM. This has us feeling optimistic maybe even too optimistic. Remember to keep your feet on the ground with this transit and use it to help lighten your mood while getting tasks accomplished. Just know that all of what you feel during this time may be a little inflated.

The last aspect for today is when the Capricorn moon comes to a conjunction with Pluto, also in Capricorn at 3:16 PM. This is the one day of the month that we are given glimpse at things we keep deep inside and do not always share with others. It can create some deep moods, some intense conversations and silence. In the silence and moods that you feel, let the emotions come out and examine them as that will help you to work through them, instead of stuffing them down.

The gemstone suggestion for today is Mahogany Obsidian. It correlates with the Capricorn moon and will help yo keep you grounded today.

The essential oil for today is Sandalwood. Sandalwood is helpful for connecting you with the earth and bringing about balance. Use it to guide you in the morning and motivate you for the day.

All times are in Eastern US Time.

Monday June 20, 2016 –MoonOverlappingStars2WEBSITEnikki

Happy Full Moon in Sagittarius, once again! It is rare to have two full moons in a row in the same sign and this one just amplifies the fact that there is a heck of a lot going on out there right now! Our first aspect is in fact the full moon at 7:02 AM. Sagittarius is about adventure, independence and exploring what is over the next horizon. With two full moons in this sign we have the chance to really examine this area of our own lives to see if we are still dreaming. Dreaming is a good thing, we need to dream (Sagittarius) in order to set goals (Capricorn) so we may change the world (Aquarius) and live in harmony (Pisces). Don’t think that as the sun and moon moves through each sign that the messages of those signs do not affect you since your sun may not be in that sign. Quite the opposite. We all contain all of the signs within us, and the journey around the zodiac is the journey of the human experience. Different emphasis of signs in your individual chart just indicates a focus on some of these aspects of human experience but the broader experience is there for us all. And once again, here, we are called to dream and imagine what might be over that next horizon, perhaps in reality but most certainly metaphorically. I you want to look at how these cycles affect you personally Starlene and I (Nikki) are both professionally trained in aiding you understand and utilize the energy in your own chart.

After the full moon we have a short void-of-course phase but at 7:55 AM the moon moves into Capricorn, the builder. Capricorn sets goals and works toward them. Capricorn is an earth sign and as such is incredibly practical. What use is a dream if you aren’t working toward it?

At 10:55 AM Mercury makes an opposition to Saturn, again highlighting the Gemini-Sagittarius axis. This aspect can be negative thinking but it can also be problem solving. There is something quite scientific about Mercury-Saturn so it tends to be objective in the way it thinks and communicates. As such it can also be somewhat dry … but using it in the way it is intended, to come up with practical ideas, is a much better use of this energy than the negative thinking we can engage in sometimes under this influence. Since this is an opposition we may find ourselves confronted today by other people who are caught up in negative thinking. If this happens to you try not to get caught up in the pattern too!

Mercury next makes a square to Neptune at 1:11 PM. Saturn and Neptune are still caught up in a square aspect that perfected on Friday and Mercury is triggering this square today by aspect both planets in quick succession. Mercury-Neptune is creative thinking, whereas Mercury-Saturn was scientific thinking. The down side of Mercury-Neptune can be delusional thinking, as compared to Mercury-Saturn which was negative thinking. You can read more about Saturn-Neptune by looking back at Friday’s Tapestry Report.

At 2:51 PM the moon opposes Venus. A midst quite a bit of turmoil in the skies today we should find refuge in our female friends and relations. Sometimes is helps to deal with such strong energy when we can go through it together. If you cannot spend time with any women please consider the Divine Feminine as a wonderful energy to engage with right now.

The sun moves into Cancer at 6:34 PM today. Since we have not had enough going on there is also the Summer Solstice. The longest day of the year here in the norther hemisphere, and the shortest night. It is traditional to celebrate the solstice with large bonfires and dancing around them late into the evening. After today the days once again start getting shorter until the next solstice in December … and the cycle continues.

The recommended gemstone today is smoky quartz for it’s grounding energies. Smoky quartz also aids in releasing negative energy,

The essential oil to use today is rose otto which is such a summer scent. Roses are indicative of summer and carry a feeling that life can be more graceful and beautiful if we, you know, stop to smell the roses.

All times are in Eastern US Time.

Sunday June 19, 2016 –Sun-JupiterTreasuretheInnerLight2WEBSITEnikki

Happy Fathers day to all the father’s out there, the fathers, step-fathers, fathers-to-be, furbaby-fathers and fathers of those angels in Heaven.. We celebrate Fathers day in the USA today and give our love to you for being our role models & we thank you for your love!

The moon is in adventurous Sagittarius all day today, so the vibe of the day is fun. You might feel like exploring some things out in world or talking about philosophical things. Sagittarius loves to wax philosophically about things and go on trips or plan one to an exotic place! Both are good ways to spend the Sagittarius energy.

The moon in Sagittarius makes a square to Jupiter in Virgo at 4:15 AM. This can have us feeling somewhat excessive. This morning could be the morning you wake up and feel like eating something sweet or doing something unusual that is not quite “good” for you. Try to take the middle road and take one doughnut, instead of 3!

The final aspect for today is when the moon in Sagittarius comes to a trine with Uranus in Aries at 8:11 PM. This has us feeling happy and excitable. If you have plans to spend time with family or your father for fathers day this evening, then this will be a fun evening for it. Do something original with yourself, this is a Uranus vibe!

The gemstone suggestion for today is Sodalite, which is really helpful for communication and connection of others through the heart and into the soul.

The Essential Oil suggestion for today is Juniper Berry. It is helpful for lifting the moon, blessing and bringing protection to ones family, animals and home. You might put a few drops in an oil burner today and enjoy!

All times are in Eastern US Time. 

Saturday June 18, 2016 – Saturn

The moon is already in Sagittarius gearing up for Monday’s full moon in the same sign. Sagittarius moon is independent, adventurous, and would much rather explore new horizons that take the beaten path.

The moon opposes Mercury at 2:42 PM putting our hearts and minds in opposition to each other. The heart wants what it wants and it shall not be swayed by the rationalizations of the mind. Sometimes oppositions involve another person so perhaps you find yourself in a situation where one of you is being practical but the other is being emotional in the way you are handling an issue together. The heart wants what it wants, and the mind doesn’t always understand matters of the heart.

At 9:07 PM the moon conjoins Saturn. Moon-Saturn aspects often involve feelings of isolation, so we wonder why we feel all alone. Or sometimes we crave solitude since we have not had enough alone time. Solitude or loneliness, they are basically the same thing but they are also quite different. People may seek solitude but no one, ever, seeks loneliness.

A few minutes later, at 9:14 PM we have a square from the moon to Neptune. Here we can transmute any loneliness we do feel into a spiritual connection to god, the angels, the universe, whatever it is on the spiritual realm that you wish to form a connection with.

The recommended gemstone today is black tourmaline which helps us release negativity and feel more grounded.

The essential oil to try today is sweet orange which helps us feel more optimistic.

All times are in Eastern US Time.

Sun-SaturnSpiresinDensePattern2NIKKIWEBSITEFriday June 17, 2016 –

Today has some action to it, but it also has a lull in the middle. So enjoy the waves and ride them as they come. Finally today, that Saturn Neptune square we have been talking about, exacts. So expect today to be a bit tumultuous. Hang on though as the weekend is a little calmer, if you need to get things accomplished Saturday could be a good day to do some work if today just doesn’t seem to finish tasks or what not for you.

The first aspect we have today is the Scorpio moon making a conjunction with Mars, at 9:52 AM. Scorpio is ruled by Mars (also Pluto). The moon coming to a conjunction with Mars still in its retrograde phase can make emotions become expressed in an awkward way. When Mars is direct moving our moon/Mars emotions can come out in a powerful or even angry way. With Mars retrograde to the moon, you might feel it being more of an internal expression of emotions than external. So in other words you might have an emotional moment, but its more with yourself than a display. I believe these kinds of moments are healing and positive as long as we don’t live in them.

The moon then goes into her void-of-course phase until tonight at 9:34 PM when she ingresses into the sign of Sagittarius. This is a good time of the day to relax, work on things you have already started and even spend some time in your spiritual practice, however it is you worship.

Before the moon moves signs in mid-day Venus makes her ingress into the sign of Cancer at 3:39 PM. Venus in Cancer has us feeling loving sweet and nurturing emotions. This makes me think of the part of the ocean that is so deep you can’t see the bottom of it, but you know it is down there, stirring and powerful. Venus in Cancer can give movement to some of that emotion, a beautiful way for that to form is in doing some kind of art or creating something beautiful around the home. As Nikki and I (Starlene) were discussing Venus in Cancer energy she gave the great archetype of Grandma baking some delicious cookies. But not just any old cookies, they are special and from a recipe handed down from her Grandma. Venus in Cancer is comfortable and wants to help others feel that way too. So during this time of Venus in Cancer (which by the way lasts until July 12) enjoy having some fun nurturing yourself or others. Also enjoy the sweetness in the air, connecting with our loved ones at this time will be thoughtful and often memorable

The moon then makes her shift into the sign of Sagittarius at 9:34 PM. This is where lady Luna wants to take her pony tail off, shake her hair and go on some exploration to an exotic place! If you can’t actually make it to the Maldives during the Sagittarius moon, something local but unusual for you will do. Most of all, have some fun – the last bit of the Scorpio moon (that just passed) can be a bit difficult. Now is time to let lose, be more carefree and have some fun.

The last aspect for today is when Saturn in Sagittarius makes a square to Neptune in Pisces at 11:29 PM. This is the second of three exact squares these two outer planets make with each other. The first one was November 26, 2015, one is today & the last one is September 10, 2016. So these two powerful outer planets are really activating each other in this square aspect. The function of each of these planets is very different and being that they are both in mutable signs, this can create some confusion for a lot of us. This can be especially challenging for those of us with planets on or about 12 degrees of a mutable sign (Sagittarius, Pisces, Gemini & Virgo).

Saturn wants us to create some sort of form in our lives. When he comes along, if things are not structurally working for us in our lives — he has a way of making things happen and getting us formed better. And that my friends, is not always the easy route! Saturn is like the bones of our lives, if we didn’t have bones, we would have like no form. Then we have Neptune. The function of Neptune is putting our highest ideal into the forefront. Neptune is not really so based in reality like Saturn is. In fact Neptune can be quite other-worldly and have some of us spaced out, unsure, confused or even desiring to reach for our goal, but not having a single clue as how to do that! So when Saturn is squaring Neptune like now, it lasts quite a while since both planets move slowly. This is also a time that depression can happen, because on one hand we want to satisfy Saturn and create some form in our lives and on the other hand Neptune is like sure, but what is it that I want?

All this said – some good things about this square is that these planets are bringing to the surface a desire to live a more ideal life. What would your life be like on an everyday type of day if you were living the ideal life? To some of us this might just be something like wanting to get our bills paid on time. To others it could be more grand, like writing a book. Depending on where you are in your own personal journey this Saturn square Neptune vibration will bring with it a desire for structure in such a way that is ideal to us and the space we are in our lives right now. So dream up that day, that perfect “normal” day for yourself, then start to make it happen in your life. You can do it – Saturn says do the work and your dreams will be rewarded in the end.

The Essential Oil for today is Jasmine. Jasmine is really helpful for stress and anxiety. The movement of the planets, the peaking of the square between Saturn and Neptune can be stressful for some of us. If so, just mix a couple drops of Jasmine in a carrier oil and you have a wonderfully relaxing rub.

The Gemstone Suggestion for today is Chrysoprase. Chrysoprase is helpful for the heart, solar plexus, sacral and throat chakra. It is part of the chalcedony family which means its a type of quartz. This gemstone brings balance to the chakras mentioned and helps aid depression and anxiety.

All times are in Eastern US Time.

Thursday June 16, 2016 –Pluto18PetalsMulti-Layers2WEBSITE

We have an all day long Scorpio moon … get out your detective gear! Scorpio is the detective of the zodiac, the one who wants to uncover your secrets and get to the deepest truth of a matter. Scorpio sometimes just KNOWS … like their intuition can be very strong, like with all water signs, but the things that Scorpio knows usually involve mysteries and secrets.

Our first aspect is a trine from the moon to Neptune which peaks at 9:39 AM. This aspect adds to the mysterious nature of the day. A little glamour always helps to obfuscate the truth … so says the Scorpio moon, while Neptune says … what is truth really, anyway? The mystery and magic of this aspect are hard to deny.

The moon next makes a sextile to Jupiter which is exact at 4:21 PM. This give us a feeling of optimism. To be honest, the Scorpio moon can be a little cutting, so the lift received from Jupiter here is welcome.

The last aspect of the day is a sextile from the moon to Pluto which perfects at 7:04 PM. The mystery deepens. There is much more to discover under the surface. Whether we are talking about ancient mysteries or the love life of an interest, we want to get to the bottom of it!

A great stone to work with today is jade which helps to encourage faithfulness. When we explore mysteries sometimes we do need faith that there is something larger in play in our lives.

The recommended essential oil for today is oregano which helps develop a sense of greater clarity.

All times are in Eastern US Time.

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Wednesday June 15, 2016 – 

The moon is in Lovely Libra all the first part of the day, this is a great morning to contemplate your partnerships. The moon in Libra appreciates balance and fairness, so if you need to put some focus on being fair and balanced, this is a good morning to take care of that. The moon does move into the sign of Scorpio a little later in the morning, but more about that in a bit!

The moon in Libra comes to a trine with Venus in Gemini at 3:00 AM this morning. This gives us a good feelings and a comfortable time with ourselves or others. If this is your sleeping time then you might have some pleasant dreams, journal them down if you do. The moon then goes into its void-of-course phase until it moves into the sign of Scorpio later this morning.

The moon then ingresses into the sign of Scorpio at 9:18 AM. This is the time that we dig deep within our inner selves and allow some of that to come out. This is not always the easiest for everyone, especially if some of the things that we have buried deep down inside. Scorpio moon is the moon that uncovers things and digs deep so if things come up over the next few days, just let it flow.

The Gemstone for today is Fire Opal. Fire opal helps to balance the sexual organs and move the chi that is sometimes becomes stagnant in our lower chakra.

The Essential oil for today is Cinnamon. It helps to bring out the energy of the Scorpio moon in a positive light and brings power to those who use it.

All times are in Eastern US Time.

Tuesday June 14, 2016 –Venus-MarsTapestryWebsite

The early morning hours has the sun in Gemini coming to a sextile with Uranus in Aries at 3:53 AM. This is will be felt yesterday and most of the day today. This is an excellent time for us to put our creative ideas into motion. We will have inspirational moments that are original and inventive. At bare minimum write them down!

Following is the moon in Libra making a square to Pluto in Capricorn which exacts at 6:26 AM. This bring our morning sort of compulsive feel to it. We might feel demanding and forceful or we might want to let the others win, just because Libra moon is like that! Find the middle of the road and walk that space if you can.

In the evening the moon in Libra comes to an opposition with Uranus Aries at 8:32 PM. This bring some more of that Uranian energy to the day, but this time we feel a pull toward our heart strings and the desire to be a bit more original. We might even try to force our originality onto others at this time. Just remember that we are all different people!

Lastly the Libra moon comes to a trine with the Gemini sun at 9:57 PM. This is a supportive aspect between those of the opposite sex. This is the time when the air feels lighter and full is “air” (as both Libra & Gemini are air signs). This should put is in a chatty and happy moon with others. Especially those of the opposite sex in our lives.

The gemstone suggestion today is Vetiver & Spruce. Vetiver and Spruce will be our best friends today whenever we need stability, balance, moderation. It will help us keep our feet on the ground, while facing our emotions and the events in our lives.

The gemstone suggestion for today is Kyanite. Kyanite is a very cleansing gemstone not only for us and our space but also for other rocks around it. It is a beautiful gemstone to work with when connecting with your spirit, balancing your chakras and bringing messages from deep within yourself or from the spirit world.

All times are in Eastern US Time.

Monday June 13, 2016 –Sun-NeptuneVisionaryLight2WEBSITEnikki

The big news in the day when Neptune goes into its Retrograde phase at 4:43 PM. Neptune Retrograde is a kind of revision of how we process the information we get from our dreams, imagination, subconscious minds and ideals. We might find some comfort from the memory of a dreams and desires and memories we have come in from the past.

This retrograde is much different than the Mercury retrograde phase, as it is a much slower moving planet and its more like a continual growth and season in our life. Rather than a quick few weeks of lots of stuff going on with Mercury in retrograde. So as the time passes and Neptune is in this season of retrograde, just try to think of those ideal you held a long time ago – it might be time for a reexamining of them and seeing where they take you on your journey next! Neptune is retrograde until November 19th. So do yourself a favor and contemplate your ideal life during this Neptune retrograde period, and then in November you can start to take action to make that happen for yourself!

The last aspect of the day today is when the moon in Libra comes to a sextile with Saturn in Sagittarius at 9:25 PM. This has us feeling supporting towards others and if we are seeking out advise during this time, we will find solid and good advise. Today is an excellent day to get a reading from one of us too!

Sandalwood, helps us realign our priorities according to the greater good, and to reach out beyond the limits of our current belief systems which would be excellent to work with today.

Apophyllite which will help you to connect with your inner most desires and allow them to be expressed through the heart chakra. It is very opening to the chakra system and healing to the spirit.

All times are in Eastern US Time.

Sunday June 12, 2016 –UranusSpiralCircle2WEBSITEnikki

Hold onto your hat, my darling, today is going to be quite a ride! Or better yet, let that hat fly off and do it’s own crazy dance in the wind as it wanders away … that quite fits the energy we have on board for today … but more on Venus-Uranus later!

The sun and moon square off at 4:10 am. This is when the moon looks half-full in the sky. It does add a slight tension but mostly it is just the normal course of events. Sometimes we are at odds. Night and day. Man and woman. Gold and silver. Neither is good or bad or right or wrong … but there is an inherent difference in each of these things so we sometimes come it them from differing perspective.

The moon makes a square to Venus next which peaks at 7:26 AM. Moon in Virgo and Venus in Gemini, no one is particularly comfortable but if we can make the best of things we should be okay, because they aren’t really all that bad, either.

Our next aspect is a sextile from the moon to Mars which perfects at 10:47 AM, after which the moon goes void-of-course. My recommendation is to get things done early, prior to this aspect perfecting, so you are free to goof off and have fun the rest of the day! I know we usually say the void-of-course moon tends to give aimlessness to the energy of the day but there is enough other things going on today that I think we will still want to have fun and be active.

At 11:12 AM Venus and Uranus make a sextile aspect which should be effective all day long. This is excitement! Spontaneity! Fun! Surprise! It’s actually a good day for a party, to relate with others with a light heart and a twinkle in our eye. There is a feeling of flirtation here, as well. It is a good day to meet a lover. If you are in a relationship then try to mix things up and do something completely different than your usual routine to put some pizzazz and spark into your romance. Most of all though it is a good day to laugh and have fun, so enjoy it!

Mischievous Mercury enters his own sign of Gemini at 7:22 PM. Things speed up and we feel like we are entering the fast lane! The sun and Venus are already in Gemini so this just adds to the airiness and the easy breezy lightness of the sign of Gemini. Our thoughts jump from thing to thing, like quicksilver. We talk more, and conversation is like a buzz. Gemini is known for it’s curiosity and Mercury in this sign likes to skim over many subjects and topics and touch on many things. This adds another layer of excitement to the day … like we can’t sit still after Mercury moves into Gemini! Especially those of us with strong Mercury in our natal charts, such as Virgo and Gemini sun, moon or rising signs.

The moon makes her ingress into diplomatic Libra at 8:33 PM. The moon in Libra is all about balance and it does feel good to achieve balance! Look at it as an art form: how to remain in a state of balance when everything in our lives is constantly in a state of flux. The Libra moon returns our focus to that balancing act.

The last aspect today is a trine from the moon in Libra to Mercury in Gemini. In some ways this is like a friendly conversation, as Gemini and Libra are both air signs and as such very much interested in the exchange of ideas. It is a nice note to end the day on, one of mutual agreement and light curiosity.

A great stone to use today is Herkimer diamond which gives one the ability to get a fresh start, which resonates well with the Venus-Uranus aspect.

The essential oil I recommend using today is juniper which helps to cleanse and purify ones energy so we can clear away any anxiety or nervousness we may feel resulting from the strong Uranian energy of the day.

All times are in Eastern US Time.

SaturnMetalOrnamentNikkiWEBSITESaturday June 11, 2016 –

Last week we talked a lot about the mutable Grand Cross that was going on in the sky with the sun, Venus, Saturn, Neptune & Jupiter. The moon also played a role in that grand cross too. Well the outer planets are still in a configuration in the sky that we call a t-square, which means two planets (Neptune & Jupiter) are squaring one planet at the apex of the square (Saturn) and then the two planets squaring the apex are opposing each other, thus completing the t-square shape.

This t-square is something that is hanging around for a while, because it involves Jupiter, Saturn and Neptune. Each of these planets are called “outer planets” because they are the ones further out from the sun and their function in our lives is much slower. Therefore the outer planets have potential to reach deeper change within us. I like to think of outer planet transits as “seasons” of our lives. This is in comparison to the inner planets that move at a faster speed and create quicker events and “moments in time”, which tend to be shorter but also can be impactful. So since this t-square is still in effect and will be for a while, you don’t always hear us talking about it – even though it is present. Because it is more of a season of energy than one moment in time to be taken advantage of. If you can imagine a vibration being in your life for weeks or even months, as opposed to a day or two. You can then imagine the difference between the effects of the outer planets and the inner planets affect on us.

So today, an inner planet, the moon, comes along and makes this outer planet t-square more personal by bringing in some of the energy of the moon. The moon is technically not a planet but it sure is an energy present for us to feel and vibe in. So once again some of the feelings, and emotions that were inspired last week with this mutable Grand Cross is going to be present again. This time a bit differently but still notable.

The moon in Virgo comes to an opposition with Neptune in Pisces at 8:58 AM. This can have us feeling a bit unsure of our own intuition. We might also feel a bit aimless and not sure of the direction of the day. Don’t push yourself this morning, and if you can, let some creativity out of the box. Neptune helps us flow, if we push against that flow we can feel frustrated.

The next aspect is when the moon in Virgo comes to a square with Saturn in Sagittarius at 9:52 AM. This is almost like the antithesis of the last aspect because Saturn wants us to be disciplined and serious. While Neptune is like being creative and floating on a cloud. So you may notice yourself torn between which way to go. I say go with the flow, it is easier than fighting against it.

This Neptune and Saturn square has been going on for a while now. It can create a sort of depressed feeling because on one hand we feel the desire for structure and uniform in our lives – yet we are either not motivated enough to do it, or we feel like we just can’t get it started. It is hard to figure out which side of the coin you land on at times and putting the moon in connection with this energy brings out our moods and emotions. This is a good time to think about all the dreams and desires you want, but maybe its not yet the time to put action to them – or maybe it is!

In the afternoon the moon comes to a conjunction with Jupiter, both in Virgo at 2:29 PM. This helps us at least feel a bit better about the conundrum we may feel ourselves in at this time. Jupiter amplifies everything and usually in a positive way, but not always. Try to remember to be tolerant and pleasant during this time and things should flow easier for you.

The last aspect for today is when the moon comes to a trine with in Pluto in Capricorn at 6:21 PM. This aspect brings a supporting feeling for things that you may hold inside of yourself. Whatever things you hold deep within you, this transit gives a pleasant vibe to express it. That might be something like telling a secret crush that you have a crush on them, or even just sharing some parts of you with a loved one that you do not always share. I have this aspect in my natal chart and have often thought this is what helps me as an astrologer to help you dig lovingly deep inside of yourself and not fear what is there. Some people are afraid to get deep, because we push things down – this aspect supports opening up and not fearing what is inside. After all, we are all humans and perfectly imperfect!

The essential oil for today is Blue Tansy. Blue Tansy is helpful for guiding our inner selves and can keep any negative energies at bay.

The gemstone suggestion for today is fluorite. Fluorite will help you to decipher which way you want to focus yourself today, either by floating along the Neptune vibe or getting with the program and the Saturn energy.

All times are in Eastern US Time.

Friday June 10, 2016 –MoonOverlappingStars3333WEBSITE

We begin the day with an early square from the moon to Mars at 1:37 AM. This square makes us feel at best energized and at worst frustrated and angry so you may toss and turn a bit in your sleep. Usually I say to channel this energy into motivation but if you are sleeping the energy will pass by the time you wake up in the morning.

The moon makes a square to Mercury at 3:13 AM which has our thoughts and feelings at odds with each other. Or we may find it hard to understand our emotions, or explain them to another person. Again if you live in the US you are probably sleeping so I do not expect any great problem with this aspect … not even if you are awake. It is minor. The moon is void-of-course for some time after this so when you do finally wake up today you may feel a bit uninspired, at least until she moves into the next sign.

Lady Luna makes her ingress into Virgo at 9:45 AM. I think the best word to describe the sign of Virgo is efficiency. Virgo is all about improving things, perfecting them, making them better and better. There is always room for improvement. As such, Virgo is sometimes seen as rather picky but really there is just this drive to make things run better and better all the time. You can use this energy today to see how you can make your own life more efficient.

The essential oil to use today is lemon which likes to keep things clean, much like Virgo!

The recommended stone for today is jasper which helps to ground us to Mother Earth with it’s calm energy.

All times are in Eastern US Time.

Thursday June 9, 2016 –Mercury-MarsNetworkingWEBSITE

The moon is in dramatic Leo all day today. The morning is more structured with the moon making a trine to Saturn in Sagittarius. This reminds us that things are accomplished through patience. Take the time this morning to think about the structure of your day and the active role you play in it.

This afternoon has Mercury in Taurus which makes an opposition with Mars in Scorpio (still retrograde) at 1:01 PM. This has us feeling tense and like our words come out in some angry or frustrated way. We might even notice ourselves bringing up things from the past in regards to others and being annoyed with that. Try to remember this too shall pass and don’t let it overwhelm you.

Right after the Leo moon makes a sextile to the sun in Gemini at 1:40 PM. This is a bit of a motivating force to get things accomplished. You might even notice a good feeling between you and others of the opposite sex.

Next the moon comes to a sextile with Venus in Gemini at 3:15 PM. This is a cheerful and harmonious energy that will inspire affection towards others. Use this energy to do something sweet for someone else, or better yet, do something sweet for yourself!

Lastly the moon makes a trine to Uranus in Aries at 9:34 PM. This has us feeling like expressing our originality. You may feel like marching to the beat of your own drum during this time, so enjoy the vibrancy of this vibe.

The gemstone suggestion today is Aqua Aura. Aqua Aura brings out the magic of the day and helps to balance your energies. It will also cool off any heated energy between Mercury and Mars too!

The essential oil suggestion for today is Lavender. Lavender will cool any heated energy and bring clarification to anything mentally.

All times are in Eastern US Time.

Wednesday June 8, 2016 –SunStar-likewithTriangles2WEBSITENIKKI

Today is a day with no aspects … quite a rare occurrence! These days tend to feel “free”, even with the background noise of the Mutable Grand Cross still in play, a free day is somewhat refreshing! Enjoy it! Tomorrow has much more aggressive energy so if you are feeling somewhat stressed you are likely sensitive to this building energy that is the reason, along with that separating Grand Cross.

The moon makes her ingress into Leo at 2:47 AM. The moon in Leo is playful and warm. She enjoys attention and she likes to be appreciated for her contributions. She has a good sense of humor and enjoys making others laugh. Leo, like all the fixed signs, can be stubborn, but it also means that Leo is steadfast.

A great essential oil to use today is tangerine which helps lighten our spirits with refreshing encouragement.

The recommended gemstone for today is carnelian enhances our independence and courage, much like today’s Leo moon.

All times are in Eastern US Time.

MoonOverlappingStars4WEBSITEnikkiTuesday, June 7, 2016 –

Today is an active day for the moon, the first connection that the Cancer moon makes is an opposition to Pluto in Capricorn at 4:06 AM. This is the day of the month that we get to delve deep in our souls and see what is down in there. This is a great time for dreams that are deep and meaningful. So if you happen to have some of those types of dreams this morning, when you awaken write them down.

Next Lady Luna comes to a square with Uranus in Aries at 3:20 PM. This can have us feeling a bit erratic or eccentric. Things to think about during a moon-Uranus square are living in the very moment you live in. Not tomorrow and not yesterday, fully relish the moment you are in right now. By living in the present moment, you can not give a hoot what others think of you. So if you want to wear bring yellow and fluorescent pink, do it. Why not?!

Next the Cancer moon comes to a sextile with Mercury in Taurus at 3:45 PM. This has us thinking on our feet. Mercury in Taurus isn’t known for his super fast thought process but you can bet what comes from the thinking is grounded and rooted in honesty. Cancer moon has us in touch with our emotions, then Mercury has us expressing them in a grounded way.

The Cancer moon comes to a trine with Mars in Scorpio (still retrograde) at 8:18 PM. Moon trine Mars is usually a happy sort of energy with each other, bringing about a cheerful mood. Since Mars is still retrograde you might notice yourself feeling cheerful on the inside, instead of a wild party!

The moon then goes into her void-of-course phase until early in the morning tomorrow. Cancer void-of-course moon is said to be an auspicious time still, so enjoy the pleasant and not-so-boring mood of this void-of-course phase until lady luna ingresses into the sign of Leo tomorrow. (I say not-so-boring because I always hear people tell me they are “bored” during the void-of-course moon phases). This is the time to be bored and actually do nothing with yourself, or practice praying, worshiping, meditation or even napping. I am all about the naps during the right void-of-course moon phase. This one might not feel so void-of-course-y though!

Since the moon is in Cancer all day, I suggest you work with moonstone maybe even rainbow moonstone. Moonstone and its cousin rainbow moonstone connect you with the energies of the moon and bring its magic into you heart. Both these gemstones remind me of the High Priestess of the Tarot and how she know all and feels it through her sensitivity to the energies of the universe. Cancer moon is kind of like that, magickal, and sensitive. Vibe with it today!

The essential oil I suggest today is Chamomile. Chamomile is a great essential ol to use when working with dreams and soothing energies. It helps us carve out a still space so we can work on spiritual issues or even just to relax.

All times are in Eastern US Time.

Monday June 6, 2016 –Sun-Venus5-PetaledAniseSeed2WEBSITE

The sentimental moon in Cancer is considered well placed and today we should feel in touch with our emotions … in a good way. Today has very nice energy after the difficult energy of last week.

Our first aspect is a conjunction from the sun to Venus. This is the midpoint of the Venus cycle. Venus, like Mercury, never gets too far from the sun from our geocentric position here on Earth. As a result she appears to go only so far ahead of the sun (when she is known as the Evening Star) before she appears to move backward in retrograde motion, past the sun, until she get so far behind the sun (when she is known as the Morning Star). Right now she is not visible in the sky as she is moving forward in direct motion to conjoin the sun but we still can feel the blessing of this day. Venus is dancing with the sun, as his consort, and it puts us in the mood to celebrate and smile. The aspect perfects at 5:39 PM but we should be feeling the love all day!

The moon makes a harmonious trine to Neptune at 7:47 PM, adding to the feeling of romance. Our dreams our enhanced and we may look at the world through our favorite rose-colored lenses, but this is a good thing today. To be inspired, to dream, it is one of the things that make us human.

Our final aspect is a sextile from the moon to Jupiter which is exact at 11:54 PM and adds more joy, more optimism to the day. We all should have a reason to be grateful today, and this is one last reminder of that feeling of gratitude today.

The essential oil for today is frankincense which helps us raise our consciousness to a higher spiritual level.

The recommended stone for today is rutilated quartz which increases our awareness and helps us channel our energy effectively.

All times are in Eastern US Time.

Sun-Mercury3FansHoldingaBallWEBSITESunday, June 5, 2016 –

After a busy last few days… Today is a bit less tense. There is some electric in their air though, as the moon in Gemini comes to a sextile with Uranus in Aries at 12:47 PM. This is a great time to do something new or creative with yourself. Aries is a fire sign and Gemini is an air sign so the two of them are quite active together. You might want to do something inventive during this time too. Don’t be afraid to try something new!

The moon in Gemini then goes into her void-of-course phase until the evening when some moves into the sign of Cancer. So my suggestion to you is to have some fun in the morning, do something new and enjoy the electricity in the air. Then take the rest of the day off to chill out, watch a movie with a friend or loved one, or even yourself. Independence is something of Gemini things anyway. The thing is don’t push yourself, enjoy the afternoon and the status quo with the Gemini void-of-course moon.

The moon ingresses into the sign of Cancer at 11:21 PM and we might feel like curling up with a bowl of ice cream, our cat or some other creature (even a loved one). The thing about Cancer moon is we want to feel cozy and at home, and well, it is Sunday night, its a great time to have a movie marathon if you like!

The gemstone suggested for today is Purpurite. This will help you feel balanced, relaxed and even a little like royalty. After the wild last few days, this is a great gemstone to hang onto!

The essential oil I would suggest today is patchouli which will help to align you and bring you into balance with your spirit.

All times are in Eastern US Time.

Saturday June 4, 2016 –Pluto18PetalsMulti-WEBSITE

It is another busy day in the heavens! We have a powerful new moon as well as some strong planetary aspects to hold on tight! The Mutable Grand Cross peaks today with the new moon so all of the stress and pressure we have been under this week comes to a head, but there is some beauty in the chart, too, so it isn’t all bad! We find a silver lining in the form of lovely Venus, but more on that later.

Our first aspect today is a square from the sun to Jupiter at 6:57 AM. Both of these planets are involved in the mutable Grand Cross and so while this square does involve the normal sun-Jupiter things like opportunity and optimism it also speaks to the larger picture of being at a crossroads. What are your goals? How can you make that happen? How do you address the challenges that come up? One way sun-Jupiter addresses challenges is through the idea that if you believe you can in fact achieve, so keep this idea in mind!

The moon makes a square to Neptune at 6:21 PM, another trigger of the Grand Cross. We feel confused, disoriented, and maybe a little adrift, but by focusing on the spiritual realm we are able to transcend the confusion and get to a place of trust in the universe if not clarity.

The moon next opposes Saturn, again setting off the Grand Cross. Moon-Saturn aspects are about obstacles, sacrifice and about learning to push through the challenges you encounter in life. Are you willing to make the needed sacrifices to get where you want to be in life?

Sweet Venus makes a square to Jupiter which peaks at 8:48 PM and is yet another manifestation of the, yes, you guessed it, the mutable Grand Cross. Venus-Jupiter alone is about sweet exuberance, maybe overdoing the naughty things in life a bit too much. Here in the context of the larger Grand Cross it strongly highlights our desires, our hopes, our dreams, and how we wish for something more. Yearning, we can call it. Without yearning we would have no ambition, and nothing to work for in life. We want happiness, we want joy, we want love, and we want success. This planetary combination brings that to the forefront of our mind.

The moon makes to quick aspects back to back, first a square to Jupiter at 10:02 PM followed by a conjunction with Venus at 10:08 PM, activating that previous Venus-Jupiter square and getting ready to meet the sun for a rendezvous at the new moon.

The new moon in Gemini occurs at 11:00 PM at 15 degrees Gemini. If you have planets at 11-17 of any mutable signs (Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius and Pisces) this is a very big deal for you. You are being asked to transform your life by making a big change … earlier I talked about sacrifice and planning in order to reach your goals. This new moon is the perfect time to set in motion that type of energy. This new moon is conjunct Venus, opposite Saturn, and squares the Jupiter-Neptune opposition. Harnessing this energy is like an amazing blessing. If you can clearly see what you are willing to give up and willing to work toward then you are golden. Put that into your new moon work, your new moon ritual. How do we achieve our goals with love and compassion? How do you release those things which no longer serve us? How do you enunciate your ambitions while simultaneously staying true to your spiritual path? Ultimately at the grand cross it is about using balance to overcome the resistance. Staying internally balanced and externally focused at the same time gives you momentum to achieve. Love (Venus) is the key to this new moon so whatever you do, do it with love. Use this energy wisely, to infuse the area of your chart which it highlights. New moons are new starts … and something is starting now whether you are conscious of it or not.

The stone to use today is clear quartz which can channel and direct this powerful energy today, amplifying it to make things really rock. If you instead want to calm things down use smoky quartz or rose quartz instead.

The essential oil to try today is grapefruit which has a refreshing quality quite similar to this new moon. Grapefruit is also optimistic so if you feel weighed down by all of these energies it will help lift your spirits back up.

All times are in Eastern US Time.

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Friday, June 3, 2016 –

The mutable Grand Cross is tightening in the sky! The moon is in Taurus for most of the day, which is nice, because Taurus moon is chill and not stressed out. As we prepare today for the Gemini new moon tomorrow; we also see pieces of the Grand Cross we have been talking about for the last week, start to fall into place. This can create some very interesting energies! This is especially true for those with planets at or within a few degrees of 13 degrees of a mutable sign. The mutable signs are Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius and Pisces. If you do not know where your planets are or how this might affect you personally you can of course consult with either of us and we can tell you. That would be a great way to understand what this mutable Grand Cross is propelling in your life and how you can best utilize the energy. The thing about Grand Crosses is that they create an enormous amount of energy and we can use it to help catapult us in a different direction, the trick is knowing what direction to put your focus!

The first aspect for today is when Venus in Gemini comes to a square with Neptune in Pisces at 12:14 AM. This of course clicks right into the mutable Grand Cross and can create some creative sparks as well as visionary creations. That sounds so airy-fairy I know, so to put it in layman’s terms, you might notice a strong desire to do something creative such as paint or even use creative imagination to dream from your heart what your ideal world would be – if it was ideal. This sort of idealistic dreaming is something you should feel from the heart, because Venus is all about love baby! This aspect is also felt the day before, today … even into tomorrow some as the mutable Grand Cross clicks even further to exact!

Next the moon in Taurus comes to a square with Pluto in Capricorn at 2:11 AM. This can be a bit of an astrological cleansing time. If you are asleep during this transit, you might find some dreams come to you that feel like something you have buried deep down inside. Notice what comes up during this time, issues that surface now are seeds to your healing.

Following the sun in Gemini makes a square to Saturn in Sagittarius at 2:37 PM. This opposition is one that connects the mutable Grand Cross even further. The sun and Saturn are not the easiest of planets to get along with one another. The sun is bright, fun and exciting while Saturn can sometimes feel like a wet blanket (Sorry Saturn)! Saturn wants us to be responsible and accomplished. So we may feel a pull between wanting to be fun with the sun in Gemini and serious with Saturn opposing the sun, this morning.

The moon in Taurus comes to a conjunction with Mercury also in Taurus at 6:07 AM. This has us speaking from our hearts. You may notice it is easier to say things you have wanted to say but not known how to say during this time. Moon-Mercury under the Taurus energy is also known to be quite honest and truthful, so speak from your heart and let those know how you feel in a stable and grounded way.

The Taurus moon then comes to an opposition with Mars (still retrograde) in Sagittarius at 7:02 PM. This usually dictates some high energy, but not usually cooperative energy. Since Mars is still going retrograde you might notice yourself feeling antsy. If so, go do something active with yourself, take a walk, exercise or even climb a mountain!

Lady Luna then comes to a short void-of-course phase until 11:01 PM. If you were planning a nap, this is the time to do it! If you climbed that mountain, sit and meditate when you get there before taking the trip back down.

Lady Venus in Gemini then comes to an opposition with Saturn in Sagittarius at 8:47 PM. Venus and Saturn are the names of two of my cats. I got them at the same time and named them that because Venus is the planet that is all about our love, art, beauty and that mooshy gooshy sweetness we all need from time to time. Saturn is the planet that brings realness to everything it touches, sometimes that comes in the form of a lesson and sometimes it comes in the form of loving something real… like not pretend love. This Venus and Saturn opposition makes me think of seeking out and finding someone that you really love, not for their beauty, but for their heart. Finding a love that will last a lifetime and be sincere, realistic and stable. And that is why I decided to name my cats Venus & Saturn, because Real Love is awesome!

This mutable grand cross is really opening the doors to many peoples minds and eyes to the reality that love is not about how pretty you are on the outside but how beautiful and sexy you are on the inside! I mean who doesn’t want to be that God or Goddess from the inside, we all have it in us – how are you portraying that in your own life?

Lastly the moon then ingresses into the sign of Gemini at 11:01 PM. This creates a light and fun energy surrounding us. You may notice yourself feeling curious, excited and ready to have some fun. This is a great way to start off such a powerful weekend, and it is Friday night – go out and have some fun!

The gemstone suggestion for today is Aragonite. Aragonite is a great gemstone for connecting people and helping us reach inside ourselves for the highest love ideal we have. There is nothing wrong with seeking that which we desire!

The essential oil suggestion for today is Sweet Orange. Sweet Orange will help keep the energies of the day lively and fun. Enjoy the high vibrations and compliment your day with Sweet Orange Essential Oil.

All times are in Eastern US Time.

Thursday June 2, 2016 –Earth-MercuryEggsinNestWEBSITE

Today is a quiet day in the stars ~ like a quiet before the storm! The next two days are going to be very active so stay tuned! The moon is in stable and patient Taurus where she feels calm and at ease. Emotionally we are grounded and determined.

The moon makes a sextile to dreamy Neptune at 6:10 PM which puts us in touch with our inspiration. Inspiration is important and this aspect today puts me in mind of a muse … we may be inspired to be creative and if so I would work on your creative projects under this influence. Sextiles can be somewhat lazy aspects so if you feel the inspiration it is easy to let it pass without doing something with it, so take advantage of the energy if possible!

The next aspect is a trine from the moon to Jupiter which peaks at 9:36 PM. This energy is somewhat similar to the previous aspect but with a little more exuberance! We usually feel optimistic and carefree with this influence, and the only warning I can give is that sometimes we tend to overdo things, especially food and drink.

A great stone to work with today is celestite which enhances our connection to the angels and helps to balance the energy of our physical body with that of our subtle body.

An essential oil to try today is peppermint which increases our awareness and generally peps us up!

All times are in Eastern US Time.

Wednesday, June 1, 2016 – Earth-VenZoomedStarNetwork2WEBSITE

Welcome to June, the beginning of summer in the Northern hemisphere! June makes me think of picnic’s, green trees and the long days of summer! Even though summer doesn’t technically start until the Summer Solstice on June 20th, the smell of fresh green cut grass is already in the air!

We kick off June with the moon in Aries making a square to Pluto in Capricorn at 1:35 AM. This can have some deep seeded things pop up, like fears or things we have buried deep down inside. This is like an astrological cleansing time, because if you notice what comes up during these Pluto transits you can best utilize them and therefore grow.

The next aspect that happens is when the moon in Aries comes to a conjunction with Uranus also in Aries at 11:42 AM. At the highest expression of these two planets, we can feel inspirational, active and even a jolt of power surge through us at this time. You might feel anxious or stressed a little, Uranus is famous for throwing fast curve balls out and sometimes shocking the system. If you get shocked, try to ride the wave, as this is a lunar aspect too and this too shall pass!

After this last aspect the moon goes into her void-of-course phase that lasts until 10:46 PM. During this time it would be good to keep with the normal routine things and not begin the new. This is a nice time to even take time out to rest, relax and even take a nap. Also meditation and other spiritual practices are good things to do under the void-of-course moon.

The sun in Gemini comes to a square with Neptune in Pisces, at 10:42 PM. This is exacting the grand cross configuration we spoke about in previous Astro Tapestry reports. There is more of this to come! The sun Neptune square has us feeling a bit floaty and not making the best of decisions at this time. You might want take it easy on yourself during this time and do something creative with yourself.

The last thing for today is when the moon ingresses into the sign of Taurus at 10:46 PM. This is where she stays until Friday. The moon is comfortable in the sign of Taurus, she feel cozy, warm and wants to just enjoy the creature comforts of everything around her. Taurus moon has us wanting to eat healthy, take care of ourselves in a loving way and find balance in our emotional lives.

The recommended stone to work with today is smoky quartz as it is known for it’s calming and grounding qualities and resonate well with the Taurus energy.

An essential oil to work with today is rose otto which promotes grounding and acceptance through all situations.

All times are in Eastern US Time.

Your Rock Star Astrologers ~ Starlene Breiter and Nikki Rich

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