Mercury Retrograde: Enters Storm on June 9: Retrograde June 17/18 to July 12 2020: Remains in “storm” until July 19

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Mercury Retrograde

Sometimes Mercury gets a bad wrap when he goes retro… but it’s not all bad.. 🙂 

When Mercury goes retrograde it would appear from our Earth’s prospective that Mercury is moving backwards….. hmmm no wonder he can cause some confusion…  Yet, if we can “respect” Mercury while he is in this position by applying the “rules” that fit, we can come out of this period with a smile instead of a frown… 🙂 

The “rules” are as follows… 

  • Pay attention to and do as many things possible with the two letters RE in front of the word… for example… REnovate: REdecorate: REdo: REcreate: REnew: 
  • Try not to begin any new projects: 
  • Might not be a good time to start a new relationship
  • May be a good time to renew a relationship (depending on personal chart data)
  • Try not to sign important documents. Exception renewing a mortgage, but be very careful about the small print. 
  • If you need to sign important papers, make sure you understand everything, if you don’t ask questions. 
  • Mistakes in communications and messages are highly likely during this period, so read and REread before you sign or commit. 
  • Expect delays in communications or in getting your questions answered. 
  • Expect misunderstandings in communications
  • Have patience when communicating
  • Have patience when waiting for a reply or an answer
  • New plans made during this time may not work out as planned or may need to be REdone at a later date
  • Mercury is in the sign of Cancer ♋during this retrograde motion… Life area’s involving domestic issues and family may not go as planned… leave sensitive topics until after July 19th if possible. 

When Mercury is said to be in “storm” he is moving very slowly, the effects of the Mercury Retrograde will apply to a slightly lesser degree.

  • Mercury entered its “storm” on June 9th {Write down new ideas with date and time they occurred, when Mercury is “back on track” go through them and discard the ones you know will not work, then see what you can do with the rest :)}
  • He goes Retrograde on June 17 @ 9:59 pm (PT) June 18 @ 12:59 am (ET):
  • Mercury turns direct on July 12 @ 4:26 am (ET) @ 1:26 am (PT)
  • Mercury is clear of its storm July 19th: {look over any notes that you made earlier, and see what makes sense now}

 

©Greta McKenzie Astrology update 06/09/2020

The Moon and Astrology: How it affects our daily life…Transiting Moon in Aquarius…June 2020

Present Moon Sign/Phase/House:

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  • Date: June 8 @ 8:54 pm (ET) 5:54 pm (PT)
  • Moon Sign: Aquarius
  • Moon Phase: 3rd:
  • Void-of-Course: June 10 @ 10:35 am (ET) @ 7:35 am (PT) to Moon in Pisces early morning on the 11th: Aquarius Moon v/c is not one of the 4 “good signs” Try not to make any important decisions or commitments now. 
  • Opportunity Period: June 9 1:30 pm (ET) 10:30 am (PT) to moon void of course: May be good for “connections and consolidating existing work”. 

What does it all mean?

  • Aquarius is ahead of his time and capable of thinking and “seeing” things in a different way then the rest of us. 
  • Aquarius is ruled by Uranus,  the planet of  shock and chaos.
  • We may feel may inclined towards kindness, especially on a “global” level or towards animals, the elderly and those worse off. 
  • Getting along with our four-legged friends may be on the top of our list now. 
  • The time may be right to understand/learn about new technology, such as a new phone, tablet or t.v. 
  • This moon period can bring out the rebel in us, prompting us to try new things and or meet new people. 
  • Be careful not to break tradition just because one feels like being different or as some may see it, “difficult” Teenagers may feel the need to express themselves, so parents be for warned. 
  • Personal freedom and individuality is very important now. Partner’s try not to restrict each other’s movements. Parent’s it might be a tight line you walk now. Employer’s give your “worker’s” a little “slack”. 
  • Being organized might not be as easy now, so expect weird schedule’s and interrupted meetings…
  • Changes may be in the air…
  • Could be a good time for inventions…
  • This moon sign will have more of an effect on those who have the following in their charts. And too will those with strong Cancer or Leo placing in their charts. 
  • Moon in Aquarius
  • Sun in Aquarius
  • Uranus in Aquarius
  • Moon in the 11th house
  • Any aspects to the Moon.
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***Notes:

Mercury☿ begins to slow down before going retrograde on June 17th (PT) and June 18th (ET)… Indicating that as of June 9th... new projects may not go as planned… it’s not impossible to begin something new, be it a job, a relationship, a new way of life, schooling etc… however, things may take longer to get going, information may be in short supply, appointments and supplies may be challenging to set up or get ahold of… being aware of such setbacks can make these challenges easier to handle. Ideally, though, if you don’t have to begin anything now, don’t… 🙂

Mercury☿ is the planet of communication, transportation and technology… expect, delays, misunderstanding and mishaps in these area’s.

Mercury☿ is in the sign of Cancer♋… Cancer♋ is nurturing, sensitive and “domestic” … Mishaps may occur in the home kitchen area, such as your lovely kitchenaid mixer breaking etc… Communications may be misunderstood within the family unit, If possible, it’s best to leave any sensitive family discussions off the table until Mercury goes direct again July 12th.***


The Moon and Astrology

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HOW IT AFFECTS OUR DAILY LIVES… 

In astrology, the moon is connected to our emotions and reactions… how we are feeling on a given day may well be influenced by the sign that is visiting the moon… Each sign stays with the moon for up to 2.5 days…. 🙂 

The Moon Void-off-Course: 

There are times throughout the month when the moon isn’t fully immersed in any sign… this is when we say the moon is Void off Course… and when this occurs, we may feel “foggy” and “unfocused” … We may not be sure how we are truly feeling about a situation or a person…. Therefore it is not recommended that we make long-term commitments or important decision’s while the moon is Void off Course…. However there are 4 signs in the zodiac which may prove positive during the Void-off-Course moon… 

Good for Void-Off-Course Moon:

These v/c signs may prove to be quite productive times.

  • Cancer
  • Taurus
  • Sagittarius
  • Pisces…

Opportunity Periods  (thanks to astrologer Jim Shawvan):

There are other periods throughout the month that are known as opportunity periods, when it can prove to be a positive time for most people, however if you have challenging aspects happening within your own chart you may not be able to make use of opportunity periods. 

Thanks to Jim Shawvan present day astrologer, William Lilly 17th century astrologer and Llewellyn’s Daily Planetary Guide for opportunity periods.

 

copyright: Greta McKenzie Astrology 06/09/2020

 

The Moon and Astrology: How it affects our daily life…Transiting Moon in Pisces..May 2020

Present Moon Sign/Phase/House:

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  • Date:  May 14 @ 9:24 pm (ET) 6:24 pm (PT)
  • Moon Sign: Pisces
  • Moon Phase: 3rd… continue with projects already on the go
  • Void-of-Course: May 17 @ 3:59 am  (ET) 12:59 am (PT) to moon into Aries a few hours later : Pisces is a fortunate sign for the Void off Course moon. 
  • Opportunity Period:  May 16 @ 4:36 pm (ET) @ 1:36 pm (PT) to Void of Course moon. This can prove to be an excellent time for finishing up projects that are already under way.  

What does it all mean?

  • Pisces is compassionate and caring but can be taken for granted
  • Sometimes Pisces isn’t about helping others but helping oneself. 
  • We can be more psychic during a Pisces moon, but we can also be easily deceived, so be sure of the “messages” received during this time.
  • Be careful if something sounds too good to be true, look for the hidden agenda
  • We can be susceptible to taking in stray animals and stray people now. 
  • Our hearts can be broken or melted during this time depending on who is telling us what and what may be revealed now. 
  • We can feel more spiritual with a Pisces moon, indicating this could be a good time to join a church or spiritual group
  • Keep an open mind when delving into new spiritual situations, ask questions and don’t believe everything you hear or see. 
  • We can be wistful, impressionable, nostalgic and dreamy now.
  • The moon in Pisces may be good for: Borrowing money: Brewing Beer: Hair cut for growth: Plant bulbs from seed: It is NOT good for chopping wood… 
  • The moon in Pisces will have more effect on those who have the following in their charts: And those who have strong Leo or Virgo placements in their charts
  • Moon in Pisces:
  • Sun in Pisces:
  • Moon in the 12th house
  • Aspects to the Moon or Neptune
  • Neptune in Pisces
  • Ascendant or Mid-Heaven in Pisces

Jupiter Turns Retrograde: 

  • May 14 2020 @ 10:32 am (ET) @ 7:32 am (PT): To September 12 2020 @ 8:41 pm (ET) 5:41 pm (PT)
  • Jupiter is the planet of expansion and luck, the planet that helps us to grow (in more ways then one) 
  • Jupiter is the ruler of Sagittarius and is connected to the 9th house of the zodiac wheel… Travel and continued education, collection of knowledge. 
  • We have certainly seen the challenges of travel during the COVID-19 situation… and who knows how long it will go on for?… Vacation and travel plans will have to be re-scheduled, re-planned and re-imagined… 
  • Use the time of this retrograde motion, to do a bit of soul searching, you may not be able to phyiscally go out and learn, or travel… but you can still dream, and think about what you want to succeed at in your lifetime… do some research, put pen to paper and begin to make your dreams a reality… 🙂 
  • Good luck can still come our way during this time, but we may have to do some work to bring it to us… 
  • Too much enthuisasim may backfire… check the extra “bubbles” at the door… however, a positive and helpful outlook is always welcome. 
  • We could be restricted for a little while longer, keep on looking for ways to blow the cobwebs away… 😉 

This Retrograde motion will have an affect on everyone, but will affect folks who have the following chart influences: 

  • Jupiter in Sagitarius
  • Sun in Sagitarius
  • Jupiter in the 9th house
  • Midheaven in Sagittarius
  • Ascendent in Sagittarius
  • Moon in Sagittarius
  • Mars in Sagittarius
  • Venus in Sagittarius


 

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The Moon and Astrology

&

HOW IT AFFECTS OUR DAILY LIVES… 

 

In astrology,The moon is connected to our emotions and reactions… how we are feeling on a given day may well be influenced by the sign that is visiting the moon… Each sign stays with the moon for up to 2.5 days…. 🙂 

The Moon Void-of-Course: 

There are times throughout the month when the moon isn’t fully immersed in any sign… this is when we say the moon is Void of Course… and when this occurs, we may feel “foggy” and “unfocused” … We may not be sure how we are truly feeling about a situation or a person…. Therefore it is not recommended that we make long-term commitments or important decision’s while the moon is Void of Course…. However there are 4 signs in the zodiac which may prove positive during the Void-of-Course moon… 

Good for Void-Of-Course Moon:

These v/c signs may prove to be quite productive times.

  • Cancer
  • Taurus
  • Sagittarius
  • Pisces…

Opportunity Periods  (thanks to astrologer Jim Shawvan):

There are other periods throughout the month that are known as opportunity periods, when it can prove to be a positive time for most people, however if you have challenging aspects happening within your own chart you may not be able to make use of opportunity periods. 

Thanks to Jim Shawvan present day astrologer, William Lilly 17th century astrologer and Llewellyn’s Daily Planetary Guide for opportunity periods.

copyright: Greta McKenzie Astrology 05/10/2020

 

Astrology and how it affects our daily life: Venus retrograde May to June 2020

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Astrological “Event”:

Venus turns retrograde

Date: May 12 @ 11:45 pm (PT) May 13 @ 2:45 am (ET) to June 25 

This astrological “event” while having a slight effect on everyone, will have a stronger and longer lasting effect on those who have the following in their charts: 

  • Venus in Libra
  • Venus in Taurus
  • Sun in Libra
  • Sun in Taurus
  • Venus in the 7th house
  • Venus in the 2nd house
  • Ascendant in Venus
  • Mid-heaven in Venus
  • Any aspects to Venus

What does it all mean? 

  • Venus is the planet of beauty and money, she is likely the most feminine of the planets. Venus is the ruler of Libra (relationships) and Taurus (material security).
  • Retrograde… as we look at the planet Venus from earth, she “appears” to be going backwards. Time to redo, resort, re-energize… 
  • We may take our loved ones and close friends for granted… 😦  
  • Some of us may become invisible to those around us… if that happens, don’t be shy about letting folk know you are still around
  • This could be a good time to do a reshuffle regarding our relationships, including our friends, co-workers and business partners. 
  • It’s easy to become disconnected with others during this time as our focus may be drawn inwards. Spending time with folk who can help us come out of our “shell” is a good idea and should be practiced whenever possible. 
  • How we look on the outside may represent how we are feeling on the inside, if positive feelings are needed to get through the day, feeling good about how we look is the first step. 
  • Be aware of the budget, try not to go over it.. if time permits this may be a good time to go over the weekly/monthly budget. 

As Venus becomes direct again:

  • Hopefully we have a better understanding of our selves and who we want to call friends. 
  • It’s time to get serious about who we spend our time, this includes all relationships dealt with on a daily basis.
  • If a new look is whats needed to get things going again, go for it.. it should be easier to know what we want regarding our appearance. 
  • Our finances may need seeing to, however, if we have been vigilant over the last few months all should be well in this area. 
  • If we have been stagnating where making a major purchase is concerned, the right item @ the right price may be just around the corner. 
  • A good time to spruce up our environment… new paint, new pictures, new drapes etc… 
  • A strong desire to shop, shop and shop again.. may come over some of us… 🙂
©Greta McKenzie Astrology May 9 2020

 

Astrology: How it affects our daily life: Saturn goes Retrograde May to September 2020 Saturn turns direct

May 10: Happy Mothers Day to all the moms out there… 🙂 


Astrological Event: Saturn Turns Retrograde

Date: May 10 @ 9:09 pm (PT) and on May 11 @ 12:09 am (ET)  

Sign: Capricorn

What does it all mean?

  • Saturn is the planet of restrictions, duty and authority.. He rules Capricorn, is connected to the 10th house:
  • Capricorn is the sign of discipline… she is good at climbing the “corporate ladder” … she can be kind and generous, but also cold and distant… always a fabulous sense of humor though… 🙂 Capricorn is ruled by Saturn… the effect may be stronger or longer lasting, especially for folks who have a strong Capricorn/Saturn chart influence. 
  • This can be a good time to re-assess our beliefs, ethics and the values we live and work by.
  • This is a time for re-flection… a good time look within, where we may gain insight and wisdom that seems to have been “missing” of late… 
  • Check out all those unfinished projects “hanging around” the house and office… it’s a good time to get organized… get rid of the projects and ideas that are not going to work and focus on finishing up the ones that will
  • Folks who are well-behaved citizens, who follow the rules and have a strong positive “connection” with those in authority, could feel a little “off-kilter” under this influence, but it’s not all bad… just look at this an opportunity to “loosen” up a bit… you are unlikely to go off the rails, and it could be a good opportunity for you to learn something new.

While we will all be affected slightly by this event…

Those with the following in their charts will feel the effects stronger.

  • Sun in Capricorn
  • Moon in Capricorn
  • Ascendant in Capricorn
  • Saturn in Capricorn
  • Any planets or aspects to the 10th house
  • To a lessor effect: Sun in Cancer: Moon in Cancer: Ascendant in Cancer

September 28 @ 10:11 pm (PT) September 29 @ 1:11 am (ET) Saturn turns direct: When a planet turns direct again, it can take a little while for the affects of the direct motion to be felt… Use the next week or so to finish up anything that has been in process, especially anything related to work/career/vocation… As the next few weeks come forward we should gradually begin to feel more focused when it comes to our reputation… New directions in the working world that have been researched during the retrograde, should take on some solid, practical and successful action forward over the next few weeks. 


 

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