May 2016

Astro Vibrational Tapestry Report 
by Starlene Breiter & Nikki Rich 

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Tuesday May 31, 2016 –

The day has a nice energetic vibe to it, you will feel like it is a Monday… But no, it is Tuesday! You might notice the day slipping by quickly, so focus yourself and get the things you want to accomplish, completed.

The moon in Aries comes to a sextile with Venus in Gemini at 12:09 PM today. This makes for a cheerful and affectionate energy this afternoon and even this morning. You might want to socialize and even feel a bit flirtatious during this transit. Have some fun!

The Aries moon comes to a sextile with the sun in Gemini right after this at 3:10 PM. With this aspect we feel empowered and balanced. We also feel like we want to get things accomplished, don’t be afraid to put the time into work during this transit.

Last the moon comes to a trine with Saturn in Sagittarius at 7:23 PM. This transit makes me think of someone patiently waiting for things to unfold. It reminds of me the metaphor of a blossoming flower, when you see the bud of the flower pop up. It is exciting because you know a beautiful flower is soon to grow from it. The only thing is you have to let it happen, you can’t pick apart the pedals and open it on your own. Patience is needed to see the work of nature unfold. Just like this transit, patience is needed to allow things to unfold in their natural state.

The gemstone suggestion for today is Gem Silica, also known as chrysacolla. This is a harmonious gemstone that brings in an increased awareness of our tasks in life, then motivates us to make them happen.

The essential oil suggestion for today is Myrtle. This will help you balance your connection between male and female, pleasure and play. The perfect oil for helping those of us that celebrated the long weekend, to ease back into work!

Monday May 30, 2016 – SunBuddhist-likedouble-lineNikkiWEBSITE

Happy Memorial Day to those here in the United States! Today is the day where we remember those who died while serving in the armed forces. Remembering our honored dead is pretty serious business but we also want to celebrate their memory and sacrifice.

We begin the day with a Pisces moon which is good for going with the flow. Pisces like to add a spiritual perspective to things so you can color the day by looking at things from a higher vibration and a more compassionate consciousness.

The moon makes her first aspect today at 7:10 PM which is a trine to Mars. This is an invigorating aspect inviting us to be more active. You know how exercise released endorphins, this aspect promotes that idea by saying do something to feel more alive! After this aspect peaks the moon is void-of-course but only for a couple of hours.

The moon enters Aries at 9:09 PM which is active and adventurous. This moon is motivating and active. Let’s go for it! Let’s explore! Let’s forge a new path!

The last aspect today is a trine from Mercury to Pluto which peaks at 11:09 PM but should be felt all day. Mercury-Pluto is like a detective, uncovering secrets and delving into the shadows to see what might be discovered. This aspect is also good for problem-solving so if there is a tenacious issue that needs attention in your life today is a good day to brain storm a solution.

A great stone to use today is aventurine which is great for energy balancing both in terms of mind, body spirit as well as yin and yang energies.

The essential oil to work with today is carnation which promotes feelings of self-worth.

All times are in Eastern US Time.

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Today is an active day in the heavens above! The moon travels around the solar system and aspects with 6 planets and the sun! Expect energies to be higher and as the day goes on, we begin feeling the intense mutable grand cross that is looming for us.

Instead of doing a usual Astro Vibrational Tapestry picture, I decided to use a chart wheel showing the aspects that I am talking about for the day. You can see the cross in the middle that also looks like a big red square. That is the mutable grand cross that is forming. The line from the sun to Jupiter on the right side of the chart is smaller than the others, but it is starting to form. In a few days the sun moves and the grand cross becomes more exact. This grand cross is going to be in effect until the beginning of June. So even though the moon kicks it off today making the t-square with Jupiter, Saturn & Neptune, personal -it is just beginning. The mutable signs mentioned above, especially someone with a planet at or about 13 degrees of a mutable sign will be affected by this more than others. Nikki and I (Starlene) can tell you what planets you have in that degree (if any) and how this will affect you personally. This is a great time for a reading, as with this mutable grand cross comes a lot of energy and the ability to really do something with it. Knowing where to put your focus will help a lot.

As you can see from the picture, the larger numbers where the planet is on the mutable cross is the degree it is sitting in. Jupiter and Saturn are already at 13 degrees of Virgo and Sagittarius. In a few days the sun and Venus make it to 13 degrees of Gemini and Neptune hangs at 12 of Pisces, when this happens it intensifies the energies of the grand cross. So 13 is the magic number! ~ That is your astrology lesson for today… Now here are the aspects of the day, and please do stay tuned to the Astro Tapestry Report over the next week as lots of planetary action is about to go down! … Hang on there dear mutable sign people and riiiide the wave!

The first aspect of today is when the moon in Pisces comes to a square with Venus in Gemini at 3:48 AM. This square is an easier one to digest because it involves two benific planets, benific means they are not the planets that cause difficult in our lives and often are beneficial to us. The moon is where we feel comfortable and at home. While Venus is all about what we love and creature comforts. We might enjoy spending some time with our friends or even doing something artistic in the early hours of the day on Sunday.

Next Lady Luna comes to square with our sun in Gemini at 8:12 AM. This aspect is creating a bit of tension between the sexes. If you find yourself a bit stressed out this morning with those of the opposite sex, just know this too shall pass.

The moon then comes to conjunct with Neptune, both in Pisces at 2:12 PM. This has us feeling really sensitive and even distracted a little bit. You may notice yourself wanting to just float along during this time, it does soften the mood of the afternoon a bit. Neptune is not known for its focus, so try to get things completed earlier or later in the day today. This aspect can also have us feeling some inner visions during the drifting that we are apt to do, if you have them you will want to contemplate them this afternoon and write them down in the evening.

Next, the Pisces moon comes around to make a square with Saturn in Sagittarius at 4:45 PM. This helps us climb out of the Neptune fog that we may find ourselves in this afternoon. Moon/Saturn square has us feeling more disciplined and serious. You might notice yourself shift gears or even be torn between wanting to float and work at the same time. Do what your heart desires and nurture your Spirit with love and beauty during this time. So if you feel like working, do that, if you can do something creative, even better!

Following the moon comes to an opposition with Jupiter in Virgo at 5:30 PM. This has us wanting to seek out extravagance with others. We may notice a feeling of well being and want to seek out enjoyment at this time.

The moon then comes to sextile with mercury in Taurus at 9:58 PM. This has us thinking on our feet and lots of ideas flowing through our mind, journal things down if you get inspired with thoughts as thoughts will be flowing through you during this transit.

The final aspect for today is when the moon comes to a sextile with Pluto in Capricorn at 11:04 PM. This intensifies our feelings and brings about an opportunity for enlightening discussions. Allow yourself to communicate your thoughts and feelings under this transit.

The gemstone suggestion for today is clear quartz to give you clarity and moonstone to help you connect further with the energies of the moon.

The essential oil for today is Chamomile. Chamomile will help to connect you with the energies of the moon aspects of the day. It is soothing and helps with connecting to the inner visions and thoughts that today may inspire.

All times are in Eastern US Time.

Saturday May 28, 2016 – UranusSpiralCircle2WEBSITEnikki

We start the day with the moon in intellectual Aquarius. Aquarius is kind of the mad scientist of the zodiac … full of seemingly crazy ideas that cause others to just shake their heads and wonder. But Aquarius somehow manages to find these inventive solutions that seemed impossible to pull off. So pay attention to your ideas today, they may be good ones!

The moon makes a sextile to quirky Uranus at 4:36 AM this morning. We may wake up early having had some crazy dream. Uranus is the planet most involved in channeling and so it brings us great insights at times, insights which come suddenly and out of the blue. If you have such a dream this morning pay attention to the message held within the dream.

At 4:19 AM the moon makes a square to feisty Mars. Mars is about taking action, so when these two planets meet the alternative is to either get mad or do something about it. If you do not take action you will probably feel upset. After this aspect peaks the moon is void-of-course for just a short period of time.

The moon enters spiritual Pisces at 5:06 PM. Pisces is about connection. Not just touching but merging and becoming one. The only true way this can be done is with spiritual energy, whether that is god, the universe, the great divine, whatever you wish to call it. The Pisces moon asks us to connect on a deeper level, to become one. Recognize the Great Oneness in all things and to be a part of it.

A great gemstone to use today is amber which is known for it’s ability to clear the mind and to ease stress. Clarity and freedom from stress help us to heal.

The essential oil to use today is pine which helps us to be more compassionate, understanding and forgiving.

All times are in Eastern US Time.

Friday May 27, 2016 –MarsFloweronGlobe22WEBSITE

Mars, the planet that directs our energy is still in his retrograde phase until June 29th. As of this morning at 9:51 AM he ingresses back into the sign of Scorpio. Mars rules over Scorpio and can have us digging and searching inside of ourselves for the answers that we hold within. Mars retrograde has our energy level more internalized than externalized. We may feel a drive towards things, but not really express them at the same time.

Next the moon in Aquarius make a sextile to Saturn in Sagittarius at 11:32 AM. This is a good time to give good solid advise to others. We feel solid and in control of our emotions at this time.

The last aspect for today is when the moon makes a square to Mercury in Taurus at 2:44 PM. This can have us feeling a little restless, not completely thinking clearly and even a bit worrisome. Our emotions and mind seem to be on a different plane during this time. Just know, this too shall pass!

The gemstone suggested for today is Red Jasper. It will help to calm emotions and get us feeling grounded again.

The essential oil suggestion for today is neroli which helps us attain a greater sense of inner peace.

All times are in Eastern US Time.

Thursday May 26, 2016 –

Today is a big deal. Saturn and Jupiter form an exact square at 8:28 AM. For thousands of years Jupiter and Saturn were considered to two outermost planets, until the discovery of Uranus in 1781. One of the most famous astrologers in history, William Lilly, who lived in the 17th century, used the Jupiter-Saturn cycle to make several predictions that proved true including the death of a king by violence, the great fire of London as well as the black death aka the bubonic plague. Now, these things certainly sound negative, right? Fire, death and plague are pretty sinister things to predict but that is how serious it was seen when these two planets would meet. Expansion versus contraction. Freedom versus constraint. Optimism versus pessimism. In modern times we do not see this quite as negatively as in the past. Jupiter is seen as expansive and Saturn as structure. In order to expand we do need a plan and structure, so these two planets working together help us to grow and build toward our goals. Without goals and without a plan to get there then we are lost. It takes 12 years for Jupiter to go around the zodiac so every few years we get a hard aspect between Jupiter and Saturn. This time it is the waning square. Last time was the opposition in 2010. You can think back to that time to see if any of the same themes are active in your own life now. You can expand responsibly or you can have your hopes crushed by lack of proper planning. This is the third pass as we say in astrology. The first pass was in August 2015 and at this time an issue would have come to light. The second pass was in March 2016 and at this time some adjustments would have been needed to see if the issue could be resolved. The third and final pass is today and it this point we can see if our efforts have been acceptable … or not. Have we succeeded in creating structure to support our dreams? Or are we feeling disillusioned? If you are feeling disillusioned then it is time to really make a plan on how to accomplish your desired goal.

The moon makes in ingress into eccentric Aquarius at 10:27 AM. Aquarius is an air sign and as such is related to ideas. This is a good influence under which to create a vision of how you see your future. It is good to be a dreamer as long as you can see at least the first step to take towards making it real.

The moon makes a supportive sextile to Mars in Sagittarius at 11:04 AM giving us motivation and drive to “get it done”. Mars loves to take action and so here we have the energy to tackle a task.

Next we have the moon making a trine aspect to Venus in Gemini which peaks at 3:56 PM. We desire to reach out and feel connected to another person, especially with women. Moon-Venus is traditionally a feminine aspect and Venus in particular speaks to that which we wish to relate. Call a girlfriend, or your sister, or go to a women’s group.

Our last aspect of the day is a waning trine from the sun to the moon which peaks at 9:58 PM. On the moon’s monthly journey around the zodiac she goes from new to full back to new again. Here she is past her full moon stage and is making her way back to new. She still appears more than “half-full” in the sky but she will continue to diminish until the new moon on June 4th. The trine aspect is harmonious and this bodes well for an easy evening, although we are still feeling the stress from the Jupiter-Saturn aspect from this morning.

A wonderful stone to use today is amethyst which promotes both wisdom and healing. In some ways wisdom represents a healthy mind and soul and is a form of spiritual healing. The stressful Jupiter-Saturn aspect can be aided by a little wisdom, as can just about everything in life 🙂

The recommended essential oil for today is bergamot which is known for it’s encouraging and uplifting effects. Bergamot is a citrus oil and like all of the citrus oils there is a natural refreshing quality about it.

All times are in Eastern US Time.

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The first aspect of today is when the moon in Capricorn makes a sextile with Neptune at 12:26 AM. This has us feeling nice and harmonious, intuitive and creative. It makes for a nice time to sleep or meditate too!

Next the Capricon moon comes to a trine with Jupiter in Scorpio at 3:39 AM. This has us feeling optimistic and progressive with our ideas.

Following the moon comes to a trine with Mercury in Taurus at 5:35 AM. Under this transit we will feel persuasive. Our thoughts and communication will be in harmony with our emotions. This makes for a nice early morning vibe.

Later in the morning the moon comes to a conjunction with Pluto at 10:21 AM. This is that day of the month that we may noticed the quiet and still voice that is sometimes buried deep inside of our spirit. Listen to it as it speaks volumes to us, even if it is quiet and still.

The last aspect for today is when the moon comes to a square with Uranus in Aries at 9:11 PM. We might feel a bit erratic under this transit and as if we need to spend our energy in some way. You may notice yourself having an overactive mind today too.

The essential oil for today is Valerian Root, it will bring calmness to the day and help us to work through anything we need to.

The gemstone suggested for today is Rhodonite. Rhodonite will help us to remain grounded while keeping our hearts wide open.

All times are in Eastern US Time.

Tuesday May 24, 2016 –MercuryDynamicXJapaneseWEBSITENikki

The moon leaves Sagittarius and enters Capricorn at 1:34 AM. Capricorn is hard-working and goal-oriented. It is a good energy under which to tackle projects so if there is something you have been meaning to take care of today would be a good day to do it!

Lovely Venus makes her ingress into Gemini at 5:44 AM. Venus in Gemini is fun and flirtatious. She likes to play word games and tease a little bit, too. Adding Venus into Gemini continues to increase the ongoing mutable energy storm we have lately with the sun, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn and Neptune all playing in mutable signs. If you look at other astrological points we also have the lunar nodes, Vesta, Pallas and Chiron also in mutable signs. We keep changing direction! Like we are being re-oriented based on the currents in the cosmic seas. If you feel adrift don’t worry too much … you will be surprised when you realize that you have actually arrived somewhere! Anyway, back to Venus in Gemini, the trip is much more important that the destination with her! Remember to enjoy the journey!

Sweet Venus makes an opposition to Mars in Sagittarius which peaks at 10:38 PM. When Mars and Venus meet sparks fly between the sexes! It is a good day for a date night! Taking action (Mars) in relations (Venus) is highly advised, especially those actions of a sexual nature! Sensuality is highlighted here.

The recommended gemstone today is sapphire which is considered to be a great stone to cultivate new love and commitment.

The essential oil for today is patchouli which helps soothe frayed nerves while also promoting a romantic vibration with a spiritual edge.

All times are in Eastern US Time.

Uranus9-PetalsMulti-WEB-NIKKIMonday May 23, 2016 –

We start the day with the moon in Sagittarius making a trine to Uranus in Aries at 11:37 AM. We may notice ourselves having a lot of influence over others during this aspect. It is where we will feel original and happy. Since both of these planets are in fire signs, we will feel excitable and energetic with things we are dealing with in the moment. You can notice waves of inspiration this morning too. Use them wisely.

After this last aspect the moon turns into her void-of-course phase where she will be until tomorrow morning at 1:34 AM, when she ingresses into the sign of Capricorn. This is a good time to finish up doing the things that are duties already begun. Don’t be afraid to work on projects or even complete them during this time, just try to work on things you have already accomplishes before going to the next thing.

The essential oil for the day is lemon, so that you can feel a big of pep in your step and not let the all day long void-of-course moon make things too monotonous for yourself.

The gemstone for today is Topaz. Topaz will bring light and positive energy to wherever it is placed or worn. This keeps the dark energies from creeping in.

All times are in Eastern US Time.

Sunday May 22, 2016 –Neptune13PetalsMulti-LayersWEBSITEnikki

We begin the day with motivation. The sun in Gemini opposes Mars in Sagittarius at 7:17 AM. This is some get up and go! When Mars is involved we may feel motivated or we may feel angry, either way the best way to handle Mars energy is to DO SOMETHING. Take action. Go for it!

Today is the day we have been waiting for! Mercury stations direct at 9:20 AM. What happens at the Mercury station is that things seem to stand still so those dreaded Mercury problems with communications and technology may flare up today but over the next few days as Mercury picks up speed in direct motion we should feel that things are going in the right direction once again.

The moon in Sagittarius makes a waning square to Neptune in Pisces which peaks at 2:21 PM. The warning here is not to fool yourself by wishing that things are other than they really are. We can get caught up in our wishes and hopes and convince ourselves of a lie, if we are not careful. The best way to handle this is by realizing the idealism is just that, an ideal.

Our next aspect is a square from the moon to Jupiter in Pisces at 5:31 PM. The danger here is usually in overindulging. One too many drinks. An extra cookie. Or even indulging in emotions that may not serve your best interest.

The moon and Saturn conjoin in Sagittarius at 6:20 PM. As I write this I am realizing that we have a great number of planets in mutable signs right now. Mutable signs are Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius and Pisces and “mutable” means changeable and flowing. These signs tend to change and flow over time instead of remaining constant. I counted six planets in mutable signs today (Sun, moon, Mercury, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Neptune) so don’t be surprised if you feel like changing your mind or just find it difficult to make decisions in general. Mutable signs prefer to go with the flow instead of forging their own path, at least to some extent. When Saturn meets the moon it feels like decision time even if we want to continue weighing our options.

A great stone to work with today is fluorite which helps us to focus and clarify an otherwise disorganized mind. This will help us to navigate the mutable energy.

The essential oil to try today is rosemary which is energizing as well as focusing, again combating the strong mutable energy in the skies right now.

All times are in Eastern US Time.

MoonOverlappingStars2WEBSITEnikkiSaturday May 21, 2016 –

The moon in Scorpio comes to an opposition with Venus in Taurus this morning at 7:40 AM. This can have us a bit emotional excessive towards others around us. If you find your emotions being powerful and intense, just know, this too shall pass… This is a lunar transit, and lunar transits move quickly!

right after this transit the moon falls into her void-of-course phase until this afternoon when she ingresses into the sign of Sagittarius. This is a good time to keep the status quo up and not the best time to start new thing.

The moon moves into the sign of Sagittarius t 2:48 AM and I can see people already starting to dance in the streets! The moon stays in a sign from about 2 and half days, when she is in Scorpio, we feel driven, intense and even a little obsessive. That sort of deep feeling will disappear now and be replaced with a light and feel good energy! We might want to take a trip, wax philosophically or even go out and party with our friends this evening!

Tonight happens to be our Full Moon too, it peak exactly at 5:14 PM. I can see someone out tonight, literally howling at the moon in a fun and spirited way. After all moon in Sagittarius and sun in Gemini bring about a lively experience. This is a great time to do some intention setting, releasing all those things that no longer serve you and asking the universe (while thanking the universe) to bring what you want to you. THEN you take steps to make it happen. For instance if you are asking for a new job, don’t just set your intention, and do nothing. Get out into the world and it will happen!

The last aspect of today is when the moon and retrograde Mars but in Sagittarius conjunct one another at 6:43 PM. This has you wanting to be active or finish tasks and it brings in a lot of energy. Although since Mars is passing the moon being retrograde and all, then the energy we feel might be more internal than external.

The gemstone for today is Pink Opal/ Pink Opal is connected to Venus and it has a harmonious heart opening energy to it.

The essential oil for today is Ginger. Ginger will give you a pep in your step and also have you feeling balanced and creative.

All times are in Eastern US Time.

Friday May 20, 2016 –Sun-NeptuneVisionaryLight2WEBSITEnikki

The mysterious Scorpio moon makes a trine to Neptune which peaks at 2:31 AM. There is something bewitching and magical about this combination. I say that it is right and proper to believe in magic and unicorns and faeries and spirits and ghosts … especially under this aspect. (I have this aspect in my natal chart, in different signs – Nikki) . Fantasy, imagination and a magical practice are all it takes to bring these images out of the shadows.

At 5:39 AM we have the moon sextile Jupiter in Virgo. Usually this promotes optimism and hope but both the moon and Jupiter are in signs of their detriment so this is what I would call bittersweet. There is certainly things to be happy about (sweetness) but there is also something not quite right about it (bitterness). Try to make the best of the good and to minimize the bitter!

We next have the moon in Scorpio opposing Mercury retrograde in Taurus which peaks at 7:48 AM. I feel there may be some people getting up on the wrong side of the bed under this combination! It might be nice to linger but there are things to be done! The best thing to do is get yourself going so another doesn’t come along and force you into moving!

Welcome Gemini Sun! At 10:36 AM this morning the sun makes his ingress into the sign of Gemini the twins. Gemini is known for it’s curiosity. Since Gemini gets bored easily it is always looking for new area of interest. Personally I love Gemini energy as it always has something to talk about and enjoys exploring ideas. Gemini is an air sign that is often associate with flight … actual flight or flights of fancy as well.

The last aspect of the day occurs at 1:18 PM and is the moon sextile Pluto. This aspects allows us to peace at peace with some of the more disturbing things that have happened in our lives … we have survived and are better for it, even if it was hell while it lasted. Pluto is not known for optimism but in this case I think he can be said to be making the most out of a difficult situation.

The gemstone recommendation for today is howlite which aids us in reducing stress, pain and anger. It is associated with the sign of Gemini and I find it interesting because howlite is often used to create “faux” stones by dying it, for example most fake turquoise is dyed howlite. This gives us a glimpse at how changeable Gemini can be … make a few adjustments and Gemini can appear completely different than how he was in his original state.

The recommended essential oil for today is bergamot which aids in concentration … something which Gemini could use some assistance!

All times are in Eastern US Time.

Sun-JupiterTreasuretheInnerLight2WEBSITEnikkiThursday May 19, 2016 –

The moon ingresses into Scorpio early this morning, where she stays until mid-day Saturday. Scorpio moon is intense, driven, passionate, powerful, and deep. Some of us even feel discomfort under a Scorpio moon. If you have wounds that are deep and usually covered by the flesh of lightness, do not be surprised if they awaken in the time of the Scorpio moon. That is not always easy to deal with, but if you understand it, and you do act accordingly, then you can grow in a multitude of ways.

That is the only aspect for today!

A good essential oil for today is geranium which is gentle and balancing.

The gemstone suggested for today is clear quartz to give clarity and inspiration.

All times are in Eastern US Time.

Wednesday May 18, 2016 –SaturnMetalOrnamentNikkiWEBSITE

There is a small lunar aspect from the moon in Libra to Pluto in Capricorn early this morning at 12:37 AM. This square is a stressful one about confronting your inner demons but it passes quickly so not much too worry about here. Our fears and doubts may surface but they just as quickly return to the depths.

At 11:23 AM the moon opposed Uranus which is like an electrical shock … oppositions usually involve other people so something usual comes up in the form of another person that we were forced to deal with.

After this last aspect (above) the moon is void-of-course until 2:30 AM tomorrow. That means it is a good day to work on routine tasks and finish up things you started previously but it is not so good for beginning new projects.

A good stone to work with today is jade which allows us to feel love more deeply and to help us keep the faith.

An essential oil to try today is peppermint which is invigorating and refreshing. Peppermint is good for headaches and for a cooling effect when you may be overheated. Use it in a diffuser for headaches or general cooling, or mix a drop with a little coconut oil to apply to a sunburn.

All times are in Eastern US Time.

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Tuesday May 17, 2016 –

The moon is in lovely Libra all day today, bringing a comfortable and Venusian quality to the day. The Libra moon appreciates harmony and feeling content with their partnerships. We feel diplomatic and talkative during the Libra moon. Although Mercury is still retrograde, you might find yourself doing some inner “talking” to that very best friend of yours… You!

The only aspect that today makes is when Lovely Lady Luna in Libra comes to a sextile to Saturn in Sagittarius at 6:34 PM. This has us feeling solid but not stuck. Saturn can sometimes have us feeling stuck but the energy of a sextile makes it feel more active. An example of this would be actively seeking out someone and giving them some advise. I could also see a harmonious communication happen under this aspect too. Communication is generally not a moon/Saturn thing but, because communication has been a bit stressed under the Mercury retrograde.. If you need to have a talk with someone about a more serious subject you might feel like doing it this evening. If you can wait until after the 22nd when Mercury stations direct that might be easier, but this is not bad either. Things of a more serious nature is what you might think about taking some action on this evening.

The gemstone for today is Pink Opal/ Pink Opal is connected to Venus the ruler of Libra and it has a harmonious heart opening energy to it.

The essential oil for today is Ginger. Ginger will give you a pep in your step and also have you
feeling balanced and creative.

All times are in Eastern US Time.

Monday May 16, 2016 – Sun-MarsVictoryLights222WEBSITEnikki

The moon in Virgo comes to a trine with the sun in Taurus this morning. This creates a harmonious Monday morning for all of us. A nice beginning to the work week and an opportunity to come to some peace and harmony with those of the opposite sex.

Once this apsect passes, the moon goes into her void-of-course phase. This is a good time to rest, relax or even meditate. It is a time when the moon is not aspecting any other planets until it moves signs, so take a bit of time during the void-of-course moon to re-energize your spirit.

The moon enters into the sign of Libra at 1:33 PM. We will feel a little pick up of our energies in this time. The moon in Libra likes to pay attention to their partnerships and connections. It is social and talkative. Enjoy talking and being with your loved ones during this time.

The last aspect of today is when the Libra moon comes to a sextile with Mars in Sagittarius at 8:54 PM. We might be feeling excited during this time. It is not a difficult energy but it can make some of us nervous too. Just find a way to release your energy this evening and you will be good!

A good stone to work with today is carnelian which helps put us in touch with out inspiration.

An essential oil to try today is melissa which helps us find purity of heart.

All times are in Eastern US Time.

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Sunday May 15, 2016 –

Happy Sunday! We have a busy Virgo moon today, so expect yourself not to mind doing some work that you need to get accomplished. The theme of the Sunday for you might be something along the lines of getting stuff accomplished that has been on your “to-do” list forever, you just haven’t had a chance to get around to it.

The first aspect Lady Luna makes is an opposition to Neptune in Pisces, which peaks just after midnight at 1:02 AM. This has us feeling somewhat impractical and unclear. This is a great aspect to explore your dreams, so dream away and journal them down when you awaken.

The next aspect is when the moon in Virgo makes a conjunction with Jupiter at 4:02 AM. This is a positive energy that has us feeling content, idealistic and cheerful. If you are sleeping at this time, you will awaken and feel pleasant.

The moon comes to a square with Saturn in Sagittarius at 6:21 AM. This is when the discipline comes in. I know it is the wee hours of the morning, but if you are compelled to stay up late or awaken early, use this energy to do something constructive with yourself.

Lady Luna then comes to a trine with Mercury in Taurus at 9:31 AM. Under this aspect we will want to make some decisions and can be quite persuasive towards others. This trine is the first of three trines (I talk about the other two below) that create what we astrologers call a Grand Trine. This is where 3 planets make 3 aspects to each other and bring in a supporting energy of the planets involved. The moons influence of this Grand Trine only lasts today, but the planets Mercury, Jupiter and Pluto stay in this Grand Trine until early June.

At high noon the moon comes to a trine with Pluto in Capricorn. You are given some drive to accomplish things of the heart at this time. This is a pleasurable aspect, that brings in the earthy and grounded qualities of Capricorn into this earthy day. So today is built on a solid foundation and much can be accomplished if you put your mind and actions to it.

The last aspect of today is when Venus gets in the mix of this grand trine. The moon comes to trine Venus in Taurus at 4:21 PM. This brings in a sweet energy to the drive and stability of this Grand Trine. Venus doesn’t stay connected to this Grand Trine for more than a day, because she is moving faster than mercury right now, but she does make today a lot sweeter. The drive and desire to accomplish and create is hanging around a bit longer for us.

An essential oil to work with today is clary sage which does help to inspire us.

Basalt is an excellent gemstone to work with today. Basalt is volcanic rock that was once lava, it has the motivation of fire and the grounding qualities of earth. Sometimes earth energy is stagnant, so basalt will help you keep the fire going!

All times are in Eastern US Time.

Saturday May 14, 2016 –Neptune13PetalsMulti-Layers222WebsiteNIKKI

The void-of-course moon moves into the next sign of Virgo early this morning at 1:52 AM. The best work for Virgo is meticulous. Virgo likes things orderly and is always looking for ways to improve things, to make things better and more efficient. Virgo is known for being a hard worker but the reason is that they are unhappy when things are not done right!

Our only aspect of the say is a square from the moon to Mars at 10:28 AM. This aspect makes us feel like we should push harder and do more but it also gives us a feeling of frustration like maybe there is something interfering with our accomplishing our goals Nevertheless the best thing to so here is to take the motivation and leave the rest. Just do it, even if it is hard.

A great stone to work with today is copper which helps us conduct ourselves more energetically. Think about copper as being a choice wire for electricity … copper helps serve as a conduit for our own chi as well.

An essential oil to use today is tangerine which is invigorating and purifying at the same time.

All times are in Eastern US Time.

Venus-MarsTapestryWebsiteFriday May 13, 2016 –

Happy Friday the 13th everyone!
The moon in Leo comes to a square with Mercury in Taurus at 1:28 AM. This is a recipe for having some worrisome thoughts or being a bit restless. If you feel this way, just note that this will pass as the day progresses, this is a moon aspect and fortunately the moon moves quickly!

Later in the morning the moon in Leo comes to a trine with Uranus in Aries at 11:02 AM.This is a much nicer energy, it is lively and original. Doing something that inspires you this morning is a great way to spend the morning.

This afternoon the Leo moon comes to a square with the sun in Taurus at 1:02 PM. This aspect can bring some tension into the day. We are asked to have patience under this aspect, try not to push too hard and be nice to those of the opposite sex. After this aspect the moon goes into her void-of-course phase until early in the morning tomorrow.

The longer aspects that are a bit more powerful than the fleeting lunar aspects, happen later in the day. The first one is when Mercury in Taurus comes to a conjunction with Venus also in Taurus at 3:10 PM. This is a nice aspect that has us wanting to express our creative side in some way. Let your inner artist out right now and go back to that painting, sculpture, drawing, crocheting or whatever it is that your creative spirit yearns for today. You will be happy and feeling good for doing so.

The last aspect for today is when Venus in Taurus comes to a trine with Pluto in Capricorn at 10:20 PM. This aspect will be felt from early in the morning and tomorrow as well. This will have us feeling romantic and happy. Fortunately this is a trine which is considered a soft aspect with a benific planet (Venus) and a malefic planet (Pluto) which doesn’t always spell out happiness. The trine softens the energy between these two planets and can have us wanting to cuddle with our loved ones. Go on, have a squeeze, but don’t suffocate them either. Try to live in the moment of contentment during this time.

And essential oil to use today is sweet orange which assists us in feeling more confident and appreciate who it is we really are.

A great stone to work with today is opal which helps promote happy changes which assists us in reaching for our dreams.

All times are in Eastern US Time.

Thursday May 12, 2016 –Sun-SaturnTapestry3WEBSITEnikki

The playful Leo moon begins the day by making a trine to Mars in Sagittarius at 2:50 AM which is an energizing aspect. We feel motivated and want to go go go! I do plan to be sleeping at this time but if for some reason you cannot sleep it is a good time to get up and take care of things you might have to do since you will feel like being active.

Later in the day that same festive Leo moon makes a trine to serious Saturn in Sagittarius at 8:29 PM. Again this aspect is one of motivation and accomplishment. We want to push to reach our goals. If there is work to be done we are not afraid of tackling it. If we want to make things more solid in our lives, to create a more firm foundation, this is the time.

The big aspect today is Mercury trine Pluto which peaks at 10:45 PM but which we should feel all day. Mercury-Pluto is like psycho-analysis. Looking deep within in order to discover what might be buried in the depths. Since the aspect is a harmonious trine we feel better for doing this self-discovery. It might be a little scary but doing the digging into our psyches is a valuable thing to do.

A short while later we have the Leo moon making a square to Venus which peaks at 11:20 PM. The challenge of this aspect is that we feel a sense of disconnect to others but the truth is all we need to do is to reach out to alleviate that feeling.

The essential oil to work with today is pine which helps us with self-acceptance. This will compliment the Mercury-Pluto energy in the air.

The recommended gemstone for today is black tourmaline which helps to release negativity. This also will assist the Mercury-Pluto as well.

All times are in Eastern US Time.

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Wednesday May 11, 2016 –

We have a day that the moon is split between two signs, this is not unusual at all, as the moon moves signs approximately every 2.5 days. So today begins with the last degrees of the sign of Cancer, where the moon rules. Therefore the beginning part of the day has a sensitive and intuitive vibe to it. Even a motherly feel, a comforting motherly feel. Like you are being held by the moon herself and wrapped in her soft glow. After yesterday’s sweetness, this is a nice cozy start to the day!

The moon in Cancer comes to a sextile with the sun in Taurus at 1:23 AM. This has us feeling harmony with those of the opposite sex. This has “comfortable” written all over it. A nice time to be sleeping, if it is your time to sleep!

Next the Cancer moon comes to a square with Uranus in Aries at 3:34 AM. This is not such a wonderful aspect for rest and comfortable sleep. Rather this energy can have you feeling a little bit restless or erratic. If you are sleeping at this time, you might have a dream that is insightful but stressful at the same time. If you can’t sleep, try to do something active with your body to rest the restlessness, yoga or tai-chi come to mind.

After this aspect the moon goes void-of-course. It is said that when the moon is void-of-course under the sign of Cancer, that this is a good thing. Lets hope this settles the restlessness into something you can channel your energy into, instead of it being difficult for you.

The moon stays void-of-course almost the entire day and then enters into the sign of Leo at 5:32 PM. This has the energy shifting into a livelier place and has the mood of the day pick up. Leo, the lion is known as the actor or dramatic person. Enjoy doing something lively tonight if you can, even though it is the middle of the week!

A good stone to use today is clear quartz which allows us to focus and channel our energy.

An essential oil to try today is geranium which is soothing, nurturing and helps us feel safe in expressing our feelings.

All times are in Eastern US Time.

Tuesday May 10, 2016 – Jup-NepPinWheelNucleusWEBSITE

The moon is in intuitive Cancer today and it looks like a busy day in the stars, and a good one!

We begin with the Cancer moon making a trine to Neptune in Pisces at 9:17 AM which makes us feel our intuition and spiritual guidance even more strongly than we already do with the moon in Cancer. We may feel drawn to a vision of how we feel our lives should be in order to feel more connected, more complete and more insightful.

Next the moon in Cancer makes a sextile to lovely Venus in Taurus which peaks at 11:38 AM. This is a great aspect for working with others well. Our relationships are smooth and flow, especially our relationships with women. This is a good time to reach out to someone with whom you wish to connect.

A few minutes later, at 11:56 AM, the moon makes another sextile, this time to Jupiter in Virgo. We are in a good mood. We feel generous and we want to help others. We are generally agreeable and have a desire to help improve things for all involved.

The big news of the day is a beautiful trine from Venus in Taurus to Jupiter in Virgo. Love, connection, generosity, optimism, hope, all good things are happening here! How can we improve our relationships? How can we invest in making our community a better place through service done from a place of love? This is good for your love life as well, and if you are in a relationship then this aspect helps to revitalize your feelings of kinship and reciprocity, Is there something you can do to make this love connection stronger and better? If so then do it. The time is now.

The moon opposes Pluto at 7:04 PM which brings some feelings of longing and angst to the surface. Is there something more to be done in healing a relationship with another soul? Oppositions bring up the dynamic of you versus me or us versus them so under this influence it is important to see if there is a way to work together instead of furthering that stand off.

For the last aspect of the day we have the moon in Cancer making a sextile to Mercury retrograde in Taurus. It has been a good day and our hearts and minds are in harmony. There is no need to overthink things, just be content with the fact that your feelings are not tumultuous tonight.

The recommended essential oil for today is sweet orange which brings out feelings of optimism, joy and good humor.

A great stone to work with today is rose quartz which allows us to feel an enhanced connection to others by opening up our heart chakras and filling us with a sense of safety and well being in relationship with both ourselves and with others.

All times are in Eastern US Time.

Monday May 9, 2016 –

The moon makes  sextile to Uranus at 12:15 AM. This can have us feeling active during this time and original, if it is your typical sleep time you might feel like staying up and doing something. If so, do something to utilize this inspirational energy and get creative with yourself. There is a lot of healing in this if you allow the energy to work with you.

Once this aspect is over, the moon goes void-of-course until 1:24 PM when she enters into the sign of Cancer, so take some time this morning to enjoy what is going on with yourself right now and try not to let the restlessness of the moon/Uranus sextile get to you. Practice your meditation and get in some well deserved relaxed time!

The top story for today is when Jupiter in Virgo turns direct! This happens at 8:14 AM. Since Jupiter is an outer planet, the retrograde motion is more like a season of your life than events. Although some events may happen on today. Jupiter in Virgo has put an emphasis on our health, a microscope even. We may have been doing some inner work on healing ourselves during this recent Jupiter retrograde motion, such as taking on better eating habits or refining our exercise regime. This direct motion of Jupiter is giving us a chance to step that up a bit more.

There is a T-square with the outer planets that is happening now and will continue throughout June, even becoming more powerful in late May – early June. This T-square involves Neptune opposite of Jupiter and Saturn making the square angle with both Neptune and Jupiter. This is a powerful energy, especially for anyone that has planets in the 10-14 degrees of a mutable sign. You can consult with either of us to see where this is affecting you personally but collectively we are being asked to make some pretty big changes.

This is not just concerning our healthy (or unhealthy) eating habits, but also the inner structure of ourselves and what we truly see as our ideal life. We might not be living that ideal life right now, but we are given some clarity on that now, maybe even the ability to simply see that we need to make some changes. Then we can start to map out ways to make those changes within ourselves.

Think about it this way,:
Is the lifestyle you are living the ideal one for you?
If not, where can you restructure yourself to make it that way?
What things am I inherently doing to hinder myself from living that ideal life?
How can I adjust those things to life the happy life I want and deserve?

We will talk more about this T-square more in subsequent Astro Tapestry Reports. As it is a big pattern in the matrix of the heavens right now, but start to ask yourself those questions.

Venus in Taurus comes to a sextile with Neptune in Pisces at 8:41 AM. This is a very auspicious aspect that can bring some of our dreams and wishes to come to fruition at this time. We feel hopeful and cheerful towards others at this time. This is also a lovey-dovey energy so if you want to bring something sensual into your life, today is the day to do it!

The sun in Taurus comes to a conjunction with Mercury at 11:12 AM. This has our mind illuminated, as the sun illuminated any planet that it touches. The trick here is that Mercury is retrograde right now, so your thoughts and mind may be a bit on the internal side. You might not feel like chatting as much as you would during a sun/Mercury conjunction where Mercury is not retrograde. That is fine though, if you can take some time to journal your thoughts down to yourself.

Lastly the moon ingresses into the sign of Cancer at 1:24 PM. The moon rules the sign of Cancer and she is very comfortable in this sign. This is where we want to spend time at home or with our families. Many people feel a sense of emotions surface during the Cancer moon too. Whatever you feel, let it flow through you, like water, as both the moon and the sign of Cancer are water elements.

Rose Quartz is the suggested gemstone for today, it will help the day feel smoothly and bring a healing energy to the heart.

An essential oil to work with today is geranium which helps bring our the sweetness and kindness in ourselves and others.

All times are in Eastern US Time.

Sunday May 8, 2016 – Sun-NeptuneVisionaryLight2WEBSITE

Happy Mother’s Day! At least here in the U.S. We celebrate mothers today. The Gemini moon has a busy energy that is great for celebrating this day by getting out and exploring the neighborhood, visiting with friends, family and neighbors, and being generally curious about life and all of it’s intricacies.

At 7:18 AM we begin with a square from the moon to Neptune in Pisces. There is a certain dreaminess to this aspect but there is also a little tension, like we don’t want to see reality and instead we want things to be the way we want them to be. Wishful thinking, to put it kindly, or deluding yourself, to put it more harshly. It will probably be somewhere in between those two extremes.

Next aspect is a square between the moon and Jupiter which exacts at 9:51 AM. This can have us feeling a bit impractical and excessive. There is tension about how we feel and where we are in our own world, but this tension will too pass.

The last aspect for today is when the moon in Gemini comes to an opposition to Saturn in Sagittarius that happens at 12:32 PM. This can bring about a desire to actually get some work accomplished, even though it is Sunday and Mothers Day at the same time. You might find yourself desiring to employ the family to do some spring cleaning around the house or yourself to just work on things you enjoy. This isn’t such a bad thing, then again I (Starlene) have Moon opposite Saturn in my natal chart so I actually enjoy being a bit industrious!

The essential oil for today is Rose, because it will bring a light and sweeter energy to the vibe of today.

A good stone to work with today is black tourmaline which helps to eliminate negative energies.

All times are in Eastern US Time.

VenusBabyinWombWEBSITESaturday May 7, 2016 –

There is a split day in the lunar energies today, beginning with a Taurus moon that is void-of-course. The Taurus moon in void-of-course is said to be a good thing. It reminds me of a time that we should carve our for ourselves to just chill and not let the woes of the world really get to us. In all honesty, it would be great if we could always be in this space, but at least during the Taurus void-of-course moon the vibe is harmonious and chill-full.

The sun in Taurus comes to a trine with Pluto in Capricorn at 9:03 AM. This brings about a motivation to accomplish something. You will feel a drive to work on things, possibly even things that relate to finance or business. If you are a business owner, I could see you turning your attention back onto something you put on the back-burner for a while. I say that, because starting a completely new project doesn’t vibe well with Mercury retrograde. So what things might you turn your attention back on now?

The moon then makes her ingress into the sign of Gemini at 12:35 PM. This is where she is most curious and interested in everyone and everything! This is a nice moon for a Saturday, as you go about your usual weekend routine. Say hi to strangers and enjoy the upbeat energy for today. Tonight might even be a good night to go out and socialize!

The last aspect for today is when the moon in Gemini comes to an opposition with Mars in Sagittarius at 10:34 PM. When the moon and Mars get together, some excitement is abound to happen, and since this is an opposition this excitement is likely related to another person. This does not necessarily translate into cooperation between the other person and you but there should be a vibrant energy with yourself and others during this time.

The gemstone suggested for today is Rhodonite. Rhodinite is great for the Taurus/Venusian side of the day where you want to just relax and enjoy chilling out.. Rhodonite will also be nice for the Gemini side of the day when things get a little excitable!

An essential oil to work with today is lavender which helps to calm, soothe and relax.

All times are in Eastern US Time.

Friday May 6, 2016 – Venus5-PetaledFlowerNIKKIWEBSITE

It’s a busy day in the skies today. All of the aspects are lunar aspects meaning that they are not very powerful except for the new moon in Taurus which is an exception to that rule. New moons set the tone for the month and as such empower us to work on certain areas of our lives as shown in the chart. But more about that later!

We begin with a soft moon-Venus conjunction in Taurus which is exact at 1:12 AM. This is a sweet aspect that makes us feel comfortable reaching out to our long time friends, especially the women in our life.

The moon in Taurus next makes a sextile to Neptune in Pisces which peaks at 7:32 AM. Might be difficult to get out of bed today if you are trying to get up around this time. This aspect likes comfort and dreams, so staying in bed seems like a very good option!

Our next aspect is a trine from the moon to Jupiter at 10:06 AM. Generosity and emotional optimism is what this aspect creates. We feel good and secure for the moment and this is a welcome feeling.

The grounded and calm new moon at 16 Taurus 41 occurs this coming at 3:29 PM. The new moon in Taurus asks us to create more stability in our lives. If you look at your natal chart (something we can help you with if you do not know how) you can see where this new moon is active in your life. The Sabian Symbol for 17 Taurus (you round up to the next degree for Sabian Symbols) is “A symbolic battle between SWORDS and TORCHES”. This is a battle between might (swords) and enlightenment (torches). Are you trying to force things to happen using power or allowing spiritual to lead you on your path? Does the end really defy the means? Ideally we will balance wisdom and power both instead of allowing things to because so polarized. Are you able to exist in a state of balance or is one side winning the battle?

Next up is a trine aspect from the moon to Pluto at 4:37 PM. There is a depth to this aspect that allows us to feel things intensely and delve into what is hiding there under the surface. And since it is a trine that feels appropriate and not too risky. We are safe to look at how we really feel and the deeper emotions and motivations that might otherwise remain hidden from view.

For the last aspect of the day there is a conjunction between the moon and Mercury in Taurus. I usually say this is a time where our mind and heart are aligned and while this is true today as well with Mercury retrograde and both planets in Taurus I would think that there is not actually a lot of pondering going on … more like we sit with our concerns instead of trying to solve them. Presence and acceptance is a powerful tool so if you can manage to do this it is an art form you are accomplishing.

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.

Thursday May 5, 2016 – Sun-Venus5-PetaledAniseSeedWEBSITEnikki

The moon in Aries comes to a conjunction with Uranus at 12:17 PM this morning. This has us feeling a big electric and possibly even unrealistic. It is not the best aspect for a good nights sleep but it can bring about high inspiration in your dream state, that is – if you can get to sleep! If you find yourself unable to sleep, then try to do something with yourself that helps you channel this energy, things such as exercise or dong something inspirational with yourself are called for.

The moon then shifts into her void of course phase where she stays until 1:10 PM in the afternoon. This is a good time to work on some of the routine things that we all have to do from time to time. It is also a wonderful time to work on our spiritual practice or nap!

At 1:10 PM the moon ingresses into the sign of Taurus. She is lovely and cozy in this sign, our emotions should be comfortable, beauty seeking, nature loving and calm. I love moon in Taurus energy because it helps us get grounded in such a loving way. It also helps us with our tenacity to allow ourselves to forge through on plans that we may have started long ago. Just do yourself a favor and if you feel so inclined to get grooving on some important things, make them things you began already and not new things because remember Mercury is still in retrograde. Calling loved ones you haven’t talked to for a while, or finishing up an art project that you started are all nice examples of things you might ponder doing. Just make sure you do them and don’t just ponder about it! Once the ball is rolling, you will feel great about it!

Today’s gemstone suggestion is Rhodochrosite which is my favorite gemstone for the heart chakra. It will help connect you with that lovely Taurus moon and bring about a nice smooth energy in the morning when you might feel most excitable!

The essential oil suggestion for today is Helichrysum which will help connect with soothing the sometimes strong mindedness of the Aries moon and Taurus moon. It belongs in the sunflower family and brings about a light and positive energy which will compliment the day.

All times are in Eastern US Time.

Wednesday May 4, 2016 – Venus-MarsTapestryWebsite

Lady Luna in Aries is in Aries all day today. This should have a nice active and fiery energy for our moods today!

The first aspect the moon in Aries makes is a trine to Mars in Sagittarius at 12:43 AM. This has us feeling cheerful and harmonious. This can be an exciting energy as both planets are in the element of fire. Since this is the middle of the “night” for many of us, we might notice ourselves staying up early or waking at this time. If you can not get back to sleep, or to sleep at all, try doing something active with yourself. Go for a walk or do some calisthenics in your living room, that should help.

The moon in Aries comes to a trine with Saturn in Sagittarius at 1:34 PM. This gives us the energy to accomplish the things that we need to get accomplished – finished! Practice makes patience, just keep working on building the empire of your life, whatever that empire is! Saturn helps you make that happen and Mars gives you the energy to do it.

Lastly the Moon in Aries comes to a square with Pluto in Capricorn at 5:12 PM. This can have us feeling a little compulsive with our emotions, we might put a bit of pressure on ourselves at this time. Pluto give us a drive to us and with it square to the moon, you might notice some intense feelings come up. Just know, this, like all moon aspect moves fast, and this too shall pass.

Moss Agate is a gemstone that you might like to work with today. It has a grounding energy but not so heavy as some other grounding rocks that you don’t want to do anything but sit there. It has to motivation to keep moving and the wisdom of the forest within it.

Maracuja Oil also known as Passion fruit seed oil is the oil suggested for today. This oil helps you to feel stress release, and brings about an awareness for the things you feel passionate about.

All times are in Eastern US Time.

Tuesday May 3, 2016 – VenusTrianglesandaFlask22WEBSITE

We have a split lunar day where the moon is first in Pisces and then she goes void-of-course until afternoon when she moves into the sign of Aries. Before she goes into the void-of-course phase though she comes to a sextile with Mercury in Taurus at 1:08 AM. This aspect has us feeling emotional happiness and calm.

The sun in Taurus then comes to a trine with Jupiter in Virgo at 3:58 AM. This aspect will last a good portion of the day today. It has us feeling self- assures and financial opportunities arise for us. This is generally a positive aspect for success, so look for ways to grow yourself in a positive light during this transit as Jupiter wants us to grow and be jovial.

The moon then finally leaves the sign of Pisces and the mild void-of-course phase she has been in since early this morning. I say the mild void-of-course phase because as ancient astrologer William Lily puts it, the moon “performith somewhat” in other words the void-of-course moon is not really applicable under the sign of Pisces and is actually a good thing.

The last thing to comment on today is the ingress of the moon into the sign of Aries at 1:04 PM. This has us feeling fiery, excitable and ready to march to the beat of our own drum. Aries wants to do its own thing and not follow the crowd. So don’t be afraid to reach out and do some of that yourself while the moon travels through the sign of Aries!

A good stone to use today is clear quartz which allows us to focus and channel our energy.

An essential oil to is frankincense which helps us look at things from a spiritual awareness. We can always be more enlightened!

All times are in Eastern US Time.

Monday, May 2, 2016 – MoonOverlappingStars3333WEBSITE

We begin the day with the moon in dreamy Pisces making a conjunction to foggy Neptune at 6:23 AM. If ever there was a time to stay in bed and chase your dreams this morning is it! We feel like our dreams may be important and authentic, even if they are also surreal.

The sun and moon make the waning sextile of their monthly cycle today at 7:59 AM. We see the moon in the sky approaching crescent and can begin preparing for the new moon later this week on Friday. This is a time to rest and a time to let things go before we begin the next cycle.

The moon in Pisces opposes Jupiter in Virgo at 9:23 AM which usually gives us a feeling of generosity. We want to help other people out and Jupiter in Virgo can come up with very specific ways to help others.

At 12:38 PM the moon and Saturn make a square aspect that can have us feeling a little frustrated. The best thing to do under an aspect like this is to do what you can do and let the rest go. There is no reason to get upset over things outside of your control; all you can so accept the way things are right now.

We feel a bit better later in the day when the moon makes a supportive sextile to Pluto which is exact at 4:17 PM. This gives us a feeling that we do have some power and that if we use it properly we really can accomplish our goals.

The essential oil recommended for today is grapefruit which helps us look at things from a positive perspective.

A great gemstone to use today is not exactly a gemstone … but petrified wood can help us transform our lives by aiding us in our own alchemical process of evolution.

All times are in Eastern US Time.

Sunday, May 1, 2016 –Earth-JupTapestrywith11Twists2WEBSITE

The moon in void-of-course this morning until 10:33 AM when she moves into the sign of Pisces. But before this lunar ingress, the Sun in Taurus makes a sextile to Neptune in Pisces at 8 AM. This brings about an excellent time to get into your meditation practice and really ground yourself within it. Look for ways that you can deepen your own understanding of how the universe works and enjoy the pleasant energies this Sunday morning.

The moon the slides into the sign of Pisces at 10:33 AM. This is where she is very happy and has what we astrologers call Triplicity. This means she is cozy, comfy and expressive. The moon in Pisces heightens our ability to connect with our own intuition. So let yourself explore some of the unknown, and delve deep into your spiritual practice while you are at it.

The moon in Pisces make a sextile with Venus in Taurus at 2:16 PM. This has us feeling harmonious affection and even cheerful. This is a nice time to allow yourself to really connect with others and get to know them on a deeper level. Take a friend or your sweetheart out to lunch and enjoy the happy memories that you create.

Lastly the moon in Pisces comes to a square with Mars in Sagittarius at 11:35 PM. This can have us feeling a bit impulsive or impatient. If you catch yourself with some intense emotions, go blow off some steam, go for a run or work out and channel this energy in a positive way.

An essential oil to try today is is geranium which is comforting in difficult times.

A stone to work with today is Herkimer diamond which is a type of quartz that helps us “begin again” which resonates with that springtime energy of having a fresh start.

All times are in Eastern US Time.

Your Rock Star Astrologers ~ Starlene Breiter and Nikki Rich

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