The Moon and Astrology: How it affects our daily life…Transiting New Moon in Taurus May 2018

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Present Moon Sign/Phase/House:

  • Date:  May 13 2:15 pm (ET) 11:15 am (PT)
  • Moon Sign: Taurus
  • Moon Phase: 4th
  • Void-of-Course: May 15 4:30 pm (ET) 1:30 pm (PT) to Moon in Gemini a few hours later: Moon in Taurus v/c is one of the 4 “good signs”
  • House(s): 
  • Opportunity Period: None:

The New Moon arrives on the 15th in Taurus… the moon moves into Gemini 4:43 pm (ET) 1:43 pm (PT)….Traditionally the new moon is thought to be the best time to begin something new… as the moon is in the 4th quarter on the 15th it is likely better to wait until the 16th to begin anything new as the moon moves into the 1st quarter, she will be in the sign of Gemini at that time, so any project that deals with communications, transportation and technology are likely to get off to a good start. 

What does it all mean?

  • Taurus needs emotional and material security, so we may find we are more interested in our financial affairs. 
  • This may prove to be a good time to make investments for the future or to begin plans for the next financially responsible phase. 
  • Taurus has lots of patience, indicating this could be a good time to deal with people/projects/situations that take up more time than is liked. 
    • Sun in Taurus,
    • Venus in Taurus
    • Sun in Libra
    • Moon in Libra
    • Moon in the 2nd house
    • Any aspects to the Moon, Venus.
    • Ascendant or Mid-heaven in Taurus
  • Those with strong Libra and Scorpio placements in their charts may also be effected. 

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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 updated May 2018

SGC Admin: Happy Mothers Day… May 2018

SGC Admin: It’s that time of year again folks… when we show our mom’s just how much they mean to us… Sadly the SGC crew no longer have a mom to celebrate with … but we do get to celebrate as mom’s 🙂 

So take time out to phone, email, text or see Mom…. take her out to dinner, or make dinner for her… go shopping, get a pedicure, go to the movies… do some gardening…what ever it is that makes your Mom smile… 🙂 

Have a wonderful 

The Moon and Astrology: How it affects our daily life…Transiting Moon in Aries…May 2018

Present Moon Sign/Phase/House:

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  • Date: May 11 2018
  • Moon Sign: Aries 
  • Moon Phase: 4th.
  • Void-off-Course: May 13 2:05 pm (ET) April 15 11:05 am (PT) to Moon into Taurus 10 minutes later : Moon v/c in Aries is not one of the 4 “good signs” Make sure you get all the facts before making any commitments..
  • House(s): 
  • Opportunity Period: None

What does it all mean?

  • Aries is action, he is the most masculine of the Zodiac signs as he is ruled by the planet Mars
  • We should have slightly more get up and go when the moon is in Aries
  • We are happy to defend our loved ones
  • We are apt to speak up more, even those of us who consider themselves to be “timid” can find the voice they need right now. 
  • May be a good time to get your message across or to ask for what you need
  • Be careful when driving especially when upset or angry
  • We may be more susceptible to head injuries or head aches
  • We could be eager to start projects now, however, we have just experienced a full moon, (time to finish up) so if you really want to start something now, choose something small… 🙂 
  • Be careful about while engaging in physical activities, we may feel stronger or more “heroic” at the moment but our bodies might not be in the same “zone” 🙂 
  • We may be more decisive than usual, as always use caution … 
  • Be careful about saying yes to everything right now, we might feel like we can handle more, but when the time comes we could be sorry we took on so much at once. 
  • Being healthy and feeling good so we can help others, or at the very least get our chores done may be on the agenda for the next few days. 
  • Adults with a strong mars or Aries influence may be acting more like children than adults. 
  • Some of us could be more insensitive or appear more selfish to others.
  • If you aren’t looking to enlarge your family right now, take care, Aries has a lot of sexual energy to utilize… 😉
  • The Moon in Aries will have a slight effect on all of us, but it will have more of an effect on those who have the following in their charts: Along with those who have a strong Virgo or Libra placement in their charts
    • Moon in Aries:
    • Sun in Aries:
    • Ascendant or Midheaven in Aries:
    • Mars in Aries::
    • Sun in Libra:
    • Aspects to the Moon or Mars:

 

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 May 9 2016

 

SGC Admin checking in and saying hi… :) and a few extra words on Saturn Retrograde for 2018

SGC Admin: Hi Everyone… we would just like to say a big thank you to all of our new follower’s… we know that there are many, many websites out there dealing in such topics as we do, and we are humbled and grateful that you have chosen SGC… Welcome to the “SGC Family” 🙂 We encourage you to comment on our posts, start a conversation with other followers, and or send us your questions… 🙂

And Just in case any of you folks out there are having a bit of a challenging time with Saturn Retrograde this time around we hope the following can assist you … 🙂

Saturn Retrograde.… Feelings of sadness and tiredness are abundant at the moment… the energy feels heavy, forcing us to “plod along” rather than glide along..

Saturn is the planet of restriction, he is authority and “parent like” in the way he expects us to do what is “proper”…  Saturn is reminding us that in life, some things need to be attended to, even if one doesn’t feel like doing them…  We need to be responsable right now, its not play time, it’s work time… work on oneself, work on on going projects, work at work, work on looking for work, work on the domestic and family fronts etc…. And as daunting as this may seem, it’s not really all bad if we can look at this time as a sort of “time out”, as if our Parent(s) are guiding us towards steadiness in our lives… Once we are aware of this, we can organize our time in such way, so that we can indeed bring some fun and sun into our daily chores and routines, all we need do is set aside the time that is needed to do some work on what needs working on now.

As with any retrograde planet, the time is not for beginning new things, but rather it is a time when we may look at what we are accomplishing, where we are heading and how we are getting there… It’s a time to review our actions and thought patterns… and because Saturn is connected to our responsibilities, it is also a good time review our work and career directions… Are we doing the best we can? Are we happy in our work? Are we in the “right job”? Is our work going to bring us closer to our ultimate goals? Are we getting payed what we are worth?… All these thoughts may flit through our minds during this time, yet there is no rush to make changes or big decisions, because we have until the beginning of September before we have to take any action.

Our relationships may also be reviewed during this time… and while Saturn isn’t as interested in relationships as Venus may be, he does understand the importance of them, he respects them and the traditions they may represent. If someone isn’t being as respectful as one may like, or if one finds they aren’t being as respectful as they should be towards another person, this may be a good time to review said relationship.

We wish you a happy and productive Saturn retrograde time… the SGC team… 

The Sun Moves into Taurus April 19 2018

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  • Sun Sign: Taurus
  • Element: Earth 
  • Ruled by: Venus
  • Connected to: The neck and Voice
  • Connected to: The 2nd house of financial and emotional security

 

Taurus Folk are, reliable, hard-working, dedicated and can be very, very stubborn… Don’t be fooled by their laid back manner and endless patience, they have a “stick to it” attitude that can out do the other signs, and they rarely ever quit once committed…

Taurus is ruled by the planet Venus, who is all about luxury, beauty and money…. So Taurus folk are likely to be attracted to fine  food, good drink and expensive material possessions…

Happy Birthday Taurus have a fabulous day and an awesome year ahead….

  • Special birthday wishes go out to
  • Nicole K,
  • Emma,
  • Jessie,
  • John K,  
  • Pat…
  • And to all who celebrate a birthday during this sign. 

Those most influenced under this sign change are those who have the following in their birth chart or who’s progressed chart has the following.

  • Sun in Taurus:
  • Moon in Taurus:
  • Venus in Taurus:
  • Planets in the 2nd house. 
copyright: Greta McKenzie Astrology April 21 2018

Astrology: How it affects our daily life: Saturn goes Retrograde April 2018: Saturn turns direct September 2018

 


Astrological Event: Saturn Turns Retrograde

Date: April 17 2018  to September 6 2018

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 reassess our beliefs, ethics and the rules we live and work by.
  • This is a time for reflection… 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

 

copy write: Greta McKenzie Astrology : Updated 04/15/2018

Mercury Retrograde: Enters Storm on March 15 Retrograde March 22 2018: Mercury Turns Direct on April 15 2018

NOTE: MERCURY TURNS DIRECT: April 15 2018: Remains in storm until April 24th. While some things may start to feel as if they are moving forward or ahead, expect delays until after the 24th. Communications should start to get better and run more smoothly… Transportation and Technical issues may not get solved completely, but they should get a little better… 😉 

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Mercury Retrograde… we hear and see this quite a bit in and out of the astrology world…. and 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 with this circumstance, 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

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 enters its “storm” on March 15 2018 {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 March 22:
  • Mercury turns direct on April 15:
  • Mercury is clear of its storm April 24:

 

©Greta McKenzie Astrology 03/20/2018