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19 May, 2021


The Sun

Solar activity reached low levels due to a C1 flare from Region 2824 (N19E65, Cao/beta). A Type II radio sweep (est. 106 km/s), associated with the C1 flare, was also observed at 18/0219 UTC. Region 2822 (N18W77, Hsx/alpha) remained quiescent. Two new spot groups near N23W18 with a simple Axx/alpha configuration formed, decayed, and formed again throughout the period and will be considered for numbering next period if they stabilize.

The solar kp index is quiet, with no changes to retrograde effects. The solar wind speed is currently above average, making retrograde effects moderately increased.

Solar wind parameters began the period under the likely, waning influence of the 13 May CME. Total field peaked at 10 nT around 0147 UTC and gradually returned to an average of 4-5 nT by periods end. The Bz component briefly reached a maximum southward deflection of -9 nT during the aforementioned time and has since been near neutral or northward. Wind speeds ranged from 372-400 km/s and phi was predominantly in a negative solar sector.

There is a 35% chance of solar activity, with a 25% chance of a minor event, a 5% chance of a moderate event, and a 1% chance of a strong event.


The Moon

The moon is currently in Leo, at 24 degrees, 47' 12", at a velocity of 13.07 degrees per day.

The First Quarter moon is currently 7.1 days old. It is 382767.32 km from the centre of the Earth.

The next new moon is at 10:54:05, 10 Jun, 2021. The next full moon is at 18:40:14, 24 Jun, 2021.

Moon In Leo

With the moon in Leo, you're going to want that attention. That's just fine, but don't let that go to your head. Watch that you don't create drama as you do some self-promotion and build your brand. Make it happen while keeping an eye on not overdoing it.

Now is also a good time to reach out and make sure the important people in your life know how you feel. Feelings of insecurity shouldn't lead to conflict, so focus on the good and leave the angst for another time.

 


Planetary Information

Pluto

The Sun

The Sun is in Taurus

The Sun is at 28 Tau 42' 39", and is 151359670 km away and receding.

The Sun In Taurus

When the Sun moves into Taurus, we should all be ready to power our way to pleasure!

The Taurus Sun invites us to slow down and to stabilize, and reveals how we can channel the practical power of the Earth element into our everyday lives.

Taurus is ruled by Venus, the goddess of love, which surrounds us with beauty, abundance, and sensuality. As the Taurus Sun shines at the height of spring in the Northern Hemisphere, we’re all encouraged to delight in earthly pleasures. Our senses are awakened, and we fall in love with things that are enjoyable to look at, to touch, and to taste.

Things get a lot more lovely, lazy, and comfortable when the Sun enters pleasure-seeking Taurus, so delight your senses. The Sun in Taurus is a time to enjoy the best things in life. Lounge in bed, indulge in delicious food and drink, and breathe in the beauty of nature on a hike. This is the time to feel truly alive! Nature-loving Taurus is most at home when surrounded by scenic wonders. Think rolling hills, fresh grass, blooming flowers, and lush forests. Plan a camping trip, go for a hike, or rent a cabin in a scenic setting while the Taurus Sun shines.

Taurus is known for never giving up, and that’s a good thing, unless you’re wrong. Be aware of being stubborn or having angry outbursts while the Sun is in Taurus. Make an extra effort to be more flexible now.

Surround yourself with beauty and physical comforts like a true Taurus always does, and you’ll enjoy this beautiful opportunity to nurture your soul.

Pluto

The Moon

The Moon is in Leo

The Moon will change from Leo to Virgo in the next 24 hours.

The Moon is at 24 Leo 47' 12", and is 385520 km away and approaching.

Moon In Leo

With the moon in Leo, you're going to want that attention. That's just fine, but don't let that go to your head. Watch that you don't create drama as you do some self-promotion and build your brand. Make it happen while keeping an eye on not overdoing it.

Now is also a good time to reach out and make sure the important people in your life know how you feel. Feelings of insecurity shouldn't lead to conflict, so focus on the good and leave the angst for another time.

 

Pluto

Mercury

Mercury is in Gemini

Mercury is prograde at 20 Gem 26' 56", moving at 0.81 degrees per day, and is 117999775 km away and approaching.

Mercury In Gemini

Mercury, the planet of intellect and communication, has two home signs: Gemini and Virgo. When this planet sets up camp in Gemini, a cosmic door is being swung open, helping us become more clear-headed, objective, and mentally flexible. This is a time when we're encouraged to take in a huge breath of fresh Gemini air, and let curiosity teach our minds how to be young again.

Mercury is all about facts and ideas, and ways to communicate that information. Gemini is an Air sign associated with cool detachment and reason. Because of this, Mercury's time in Gemini becomes the ultimate channel for information to flow through. When this power duo gets together, thoughts rush through us at warp speed.

Pluto

Venus

Venus is in Gemini

Venus is prograde at 12 Gem 46' 02", moving at 1.23 degrees per day, and is 247985656 km away and approaching.

Venus In Gemini

When sweet Venus enters fun and flighty Gemini, it’s like someone turned on the lights. We suddenly have greater openness and clarity in what will make us happy. It’s about variety, and experiencing not just one, but many paths to pleasure. Throw a handful of different flavored Pop Rocks into your mouth and you’ll get a taste for what Venus in Gemini is all about: effervescent, ticklish, fun...

Love takes on a more lighthearted, cerebral tone when Venus moves through Gemini. Instead of connecting over deep passions or intense physical attractions, we’re drawn to lovers who thrill our minds. Communicating through long conversations and playful texts keeps us stimulated and interested in learning more. For those dating, this is an amazing time to get to know someone new, and to share stories of your own life. And for those in relationships, Venus in Gemini can help long-time lovers learn something brand new about each other, and reignite the excitement.

Gemini needs variety to stay interested, so relationships that lack energy or have fallen into a rut may not survive this transit. This isn’t a time to commit or profess our undying love, it’s about enjoying all the opportunities available to us. Have fun, flirt, and be playful. When we put aside our self-made rules about what we like and don’t like, we open ourselves to new experiences and levels of happiness.

In terms of money, Venus in Gemini encourages you to spend on things that will enrich your brain and energize your spirit. Things like books, games, or gadgets. If you’re in the market for a bigger ticket item, a new phone or laptop can help you communicate better and connect you with the rest of the world.

The key to Venus in Gemini is this: It’s not about testing, it’s about tasting. It’s about experiencing a variety of flavors, exploring fresh ideas, and realizing that life and love are as exciting as you make them.

Pluto

Mars

Mars is in Cancer

Mars is prograde at 15 Can 49' 44", moving at 0.61 degrees per day, and is 323696243 km away and receding.

Mars In Cancer

The voyage of Mars through Cancer gives us the opportunity to blend the fiery planet’s initiative with Cancerian concerns for preservation. We’ll want to spend this time carefully building things that honor and acknowledge our connection to the past and to family values. Our urge to move forward during this time doesn’t cut us off from familiar patterns, but includes them, to make for a more gentle and comfortable step into the future.

It’s true that Mars is toned down when it moves through sensitive Cancer, but that doesn’t mean we won’t get anything done. If we learn how to work with the Mars-in-Cancer energy, a great deal can be accomplished. Digging into domestic tasks is one of the best ways to use this transit. Mars in Cancer is a great opportunity to get out your hammer and nails so you can start (or finish) a home improvement project.

You may also feel a greater need to fight for the rights of a family member or a domestic situation during this time. Even though Mars in Cancer prefers using its energy to nurture, it will ultimately do whatever it takes to defend what and whom it cares about. As a result, you may notice that an intensely protective instinct takes over your actions when Mars and Cancer sync up.

The problem with Mars’ transit though cautious Cancer is that rather than taking a direct approach to going after what we want, we take a more passive one. If we don’t feel emotionally connected to something, it’s unlikely we’ll take action. Unfortunately, the action we do take is usually ruled by the heart, and may be more reactive and oversensitive than purposeful.

Pluto

Jupiter

Jupiter is in Pisces

Jupiter is prograde at 00 Pis 34' 37", moving at 0.1 degrees per day, and is 745275864 km away and approaching.

Jupiter In Pisces

Jupiter is quite happy swimming in the wide and deep waters of Pisces. Jupiter is known as the Great Teacher, but during his transit through Pisces, the most important knowledge doesn’t come from reading books or listening to lectures. This is a time to learn from our souls. It’s a time to gain knowledge through silence, whether through meditation or walking through a quiet forest. Information and truths are sensed and learned within us and cannot be reduced to a simple sentence or two. With Jupiter in Pisces, the real prizes are found in our hearts, not our heads.

Our connection to something bigger than ourselves grows during Jupiter’s transit through Pisces. Pisces is the sign of spirituality, and Jupiter is the planet of philosophy and religion. When these two team up, our concept of faith expands greatly. We can learn so much about our own spiritual connections by listening to the experiences and views of others. Instead of seeing our personal viewpoints as right and others’ as wrong, this is a time to realize that we are all connected to the same sense of spirit, even if the specific paths we take and symbols or teachings we follow look different from someone else’s. Spirituality is such a personal concept, yet realizing there are many, many paths toward connection and enlightenment can actually help us solidify or expand our own unique views.

While Jupiter moves through Pisces, our egos pull back and our sense of compassion expands tremendously. We are more intuitive at this time, helping us to truly feel the worries, fears, and suffering of others. We cannot simply disregard others’ problems as their own. Instead, we are eager to help those around us to heal and to reach a happier place. Jupiter is a planet of great positivity and reward, and in this sense, the reward is a greater connection to loved ones, and the knowledge that we’ve truly helped another soul back onto the right path.

Overall Jupiter in Pisces blesses us with a beautiful energy that helps to strengthen our relationships with others and teaches us a great deal about ourselves. There is, however, one word of warning during this transit. Pisces is a very idealistic sign and, combined with Jupiter’s abundance of positivity, our expectations can become so idealistic that we set ourselves up for disappointment. An optimistic outlook is always a good thing, but if our head and both feet are up in the clouds, reality could bring us crashing down. We mustn’t lose our sense of hope and wonder, but we must realize that a bit of prudence can help us avoid a big letdown.

Pluto

Saturn

Saturn is in Aquarius

Saturn is prograde at 13 Aqu 30' 17", moving at 0.01 degrees per day, and is 1443669357 km away and approaching.

Saturn In Aquarius

Aquarian energy is humanitarian. It is full of boundless ideas about what will improve the lives of others, and how shared efforts can make the world a better place. As the 11th sign of the zodiac, Aquarius rules over the 11th House of Groups and Visions. This is the playground of visionaries, inventors, and creators. But as with anything airy, this sign exists primarily on the mental plane. This is why when grounded and pragmatic Saturn moves into Aquarius, the two inspire each other in truly monumental ways.

With this focus on structure in the realm of groups and visions, now is the perfect time for us to connect with others and take action on our most lofty plans: find ways to give back to the community, network in some way with people in your field, or lay the groundwork for that non-profit that's been kicked around for ages.

Saturn in Aquarius can also be a very auspicious time to begin or deepen a relationship. This transit brings people together to reach beyond the individual’s capabilities. Romances or marriages that are established during this time are some of the most powerful and activated unions of all.

As much as this transit strengthens and deepens connections, it also has the potential to end that which is no longer serving us (or maybe never did in the first place). Be on the lookout for people and connections that drain you, and be ready to let them go. Now is the time for building sturdy and lasting structures. Sometimes this means letting go of weak links in friendship, love, and work.

Pluto

Uranus

Uranus is in Taurus

Uranus is prograde at 11 Tau 44' 41", moving at 0.06 degrees per day, and is 3099564860 km away and approaching.

Uranus In Taurus

Taurus is a sign that likes things steady and stable, and isn’t the best at handling big, sudden changes. But big, sudden changes are what Uranus is all about! Taurus would prefer to stick to the status quo and keep doing things the way they’ve always been done. The problem is, the old ways aren’t always the best ways. Even if we are resistant to the changes Uranus in Taurus brings, we have no choice but to go along for the ride, and, chances are, we’ll realize in the end that these changes brought us to a much better place.

Money is Taurus’ main area of expertise, so while Uranus is in Taurus, we can expect some very revolutionary ways of handling and dealing with money, both nationwide and worldwide. During the seven years Uranus will spend in Taurus, brand-new forms of currency may arise, banks and banking could come to a halt or change dramatically, and the housing and stock markets may be in for a major shake-up.

On a more personal level, Uranus in Taurus encourages us to break free from the grips of money: debt, taxes, credit card interest, rent, and mortgages are all things that can prevent us from saving money or using it the way we want to. We may also feel trapped by our material possessions in general. During this transit, we must be ready and willing to change our relationship to money and materialism.We no longer have a choice. Uranus is here to liberate us, and digging in our heels and resisting won’t make things any easier, and won’t stop these changes from happening. The changes we make during this period can actually help bring us to a point of greater stability, and can be very long-lasting.

Pluto

Neptune

Neptune is in Pisces

Neptune is prograde at 22 Pis 49' 40", moving at 0.02 degrees per day, and is 4536336382 km away and approaching.

Neptune In Pisces

Neptune in Pisces grants us a unique form of sight. As the Piscean focus on emotion and spirit merges with Neptune’s pull to unify all things, a clarity emerges from the fog, shedding light on our own contradictions. We can suddenly see clearly the futility of caring about petty differences. The value of coming together shines like gold, and the path to wholeness is illuminated.

This transit calls us to look at what we each can contribute toward our collective progress and healing. We all have gifts, ideas, and dreams for how things could be. Neptune in Pisces is an invitation to explore our emotional intelligence for our own unique offerings.

This is the perfect time to take a course in a spiritual path that calls to us, or to create an altar space at home and connect with that which feels most sacred. The energy of Neptune in Pisces nudges us to consider how to then share these ideas with the world, and reminds us that its presence will support us in this process.

Pluto

Pluto

Pluto is in Capricorn

Pluto is retrograde at 26 Cap 41' 53", moving backwards at 0.01 degrees per day, and is 5046879565 km away and approaching.

Pluto In Capricorn

Pluto and Capricorn are both oriented toward success and power, sharing a strong sense of intention and focus that makes them very efficient in their tasks. We may find that our compassion for the viewpoints of other people gets cast aside during this transit, though, since both Pluto and Capricorn demand results. Beware of being intolerant of ideas other than your own.

Pluto wants us to jettison our negative patterns that no longer work for us. Of course, this involves some constructive destruction. Be deliberate in what you destroy as you create. 

Current Planetary Aspects

Current Chart
PlanetPosition
Sun28 Tau 42' 39"
Moon24 Leo 47' 12"
Mercury20 Gem 26' 56"
Venus12 Gem 46' 02"
Mars15 Can 49' 44"
Jupiter00 Pis 34' 37"
Saturn13 Aqu 30' 17"
Uranus11 Tau 44' 41"
Neptune22 Pis 49' 40"
Pluto26 Cap 41' 53" R

Current Planetary Positions

 

The Sun

The Sun

Sun Square Moon

You must balance your emotions with your individuality. You may have difficulties today dealing with the opposite sex, authority figures or family members. Ego confrontations over emotional issues are likely to be the cause. Vitality may be low today, so keep stress to a minimum. Try to understand others' points of view before expressing your own. Get in touch with your true feelings. Emotional impulses may interfere with objective and good judgment.What people who were born with Sun square Moon in their natal charts want and what they need are in conflict. The Sun square Moon aspect is similar to the Sun opposition Moon aspect in this sense, but there are very notable differences. Whereas the struggle between wants and needs is mostly played out on the inside and through significant relationships with Sun opposition Moon people, Sun square Moon people tend to confront obstacles that come from the outside. In truth, the struggle is within, as it is a case of being “one’s own worst enemy”. There can be a tendency to attract challenging situations into the life as an unconscious attempt to recreate the tension of early childhood. As well, specific habits and attitudes can hamper their progress in life.These people generally have a need to achieve and accomplish something important, and they act out their internal struggle along the way. For whatever reason, these people didn’t feel needed or accepted. The clash between their parents or parent figures, if indeed there was one, made them feel unaccepted for who they were, and there can be a very real drive to prove themselves to the world (and/or to the parents). The parents may not have simply been opposite personalities, as is the case with Sun opposition Moon. It is more likely that their relationship was a continual struggle. Sun square Moon individuals internalized the tension in the cosmic air that they were born into, and felt out of place as a result. In some cases, they literally felt unwanted by one or both parents. Even if the parents didn’t clash, the early life was likely to have been over-stimulating and tense, causing the child to feel insecure.These people experience a struggle between their need for nurture and their need for independence. When they get the autonomy that they seem to crave, they feel unsupported by others. When they receive the support they crave, they feel smothered. This internal clash is most apparent in the relationships they form, especially in the first half of their lives when they may not be aware of these patterns. Confrontations and challenges are frequent–not just with romantic partners, but also on the job, with friends, and so forth. However, these people have a lot of drive and spunk. They are resilient creatures who have faced conflict and who have survived it. Although they face a struggle with fluctuating energy, they are motivated to accomplish something. Ideally, they learn through experience to accomplish something for themselves rather than to prove their worth to others.Some Famous People with Sun Square Moon: Geena Davis, Michael Douglas, Ricky Martin.People born with a Sun-Moon tension can spend much of their lives struggling to balance the principles of the Sun and the Moon within their personalities, and will bring this struggle to some degree into their relationships. The urge to form meaningful relationships is generally powerful, but relationships can be as much of a struggle to these natives as the inner conflict is to themselves. This inner conflict occurs with the square, opposition, and quincunx. The desire to find meaningful relationships is stronger than it is when the natal Sun and Moon form a sextile or trine, and early relationships in particular can be challenging until the stressful aspects are recognized as an inner tension.A stressful Sun-Moon aspect seems to imprint the native with the (often unconscious) expectation that relationships can very easily fail, and the natives will be especially aware of conflicts in partnership, taking them to heart. The upside of this natal conflict is found in this sensitivity itself! Those with a Sun-Moon opposition, in particular, are generally willing to work out problems in a relationship due to their acute awareness and sensitivity to the conflicts that arise in their partnerships. However, if they face a partner who denies the problems exist in the first place, as in the example above, they can easily become frustrated. This is because learning and growing through relationships is a basic urge – so basic that it is a need. These natives are learning about themselves through their relationships, and need partners who are willing to be a part of that process. Sun square Moon suggests an internal “war” between two equally powerful desires: the desire for emotional commitment and the desire for autonomy. The native can be quite defensive and even belligerent with others, and often over-sensitive, which can take its toll in personal relationships. Partners may complain that the native often seems to be spoiling for a fight, and relationships can be turbulent until the native learns to compromise.

The Sun

The Sun

Sun Square Jupiter

Today will be one of optimism and self-confidence. Your only danger is in becoming over-confident. Don't bite off more than you can chew. Watch the tendency towards self-aggrandizement, false pride, and over-indulgence in food and drink. Don't overspend, as you are likely to feel extravagant today.Although their intentions are generally good, people with challenging aspects between the Sun and Jupiter are given to overdoing things. They can easily gloss over realistic details and get themselves into debt, overindulge in pleasures such as food and drink, and promise more than they can deliver.For the most part, they find help for their excesses. Somebody’s there to bail them out, as plenty of people believe that their hearts are in the right place. Generally, this is the case, but if excessive behavior becomes a pattern, and the natives continually face light consequences, there is the danger that they will not learn from their mistakes and abuse the “system”, relying on their friends and family to help them out a little too often. Their reputation for being good people, thus, can eventually be used to further their purposes.However, many people with this aspect don’t fall into the trap of losing their sincerity. They are generous, helpful, and charitable. Still, the tendency to live beyond their means is a real threat that many struggle with much of their lives. Another thing to watch for is depression. These people tend to go through periods of intense highs when they are excessively optimistic. These periods are so marked that they seem to be unnatural and a fall seems to be inevitable. They can make promises they intend to keep, but have a problem with follow-through. Self-control can be a real problem. Usually quite knowledgeable and generous with their time, these people have many talents that they may take for granted.Some Famous People with Sun in Hard Aspect to Jupiter: Squares – Billy Crystal, Ian Scott Anderson (Jethro Tull), Nell Carter, Edgar Cayce, Linda Goodman, George Lucas, the Olsen twins, Dolly Parton, John Ritter, Oscar Wilde; Oppositions – Robert Duvall, Beau Bridges, Monica Lewinsky, James Earl Jones, Kevin Costner.Alternate interpretations:Note: The square, semi-square, sesquiquadrate, and opposition are also called “hard”, “challenging”, or “inharmonious” aspects.Sun in hard aspect to Jupiter: Part of your soul purpose is to promote growth and expansion, whether material, intellectual, or spiritual. You are impelled to be involved in large enterprises that have broad social consequences and influence many people, and you need a rather large arena in which to make the impact you wish. You dream BIG dreams and generally possess the self confidence to promote yourself and your ideas on a wide scale. Your willingness to take risks and to branch out into areas you have yet to explore, along with your ability to project into the future and to see the big picture, all add to your capacity to come to prominence and succeed in life in a big way. However, just as unchecked growth and over-development can lead to undesirable consequences for, say, the natural environment, so too can your own urge for “more” or “bigger” have harmful effects. When out of balance, you are prone to exaggerate, to be ostentatious and pretentious, to be overly optimistic and promise things that you can not reasonably do, and to be seemingly unable to limit or restrict yourself in a realistic way. The ego-gratifications you get from being a “big-wig” may become a primary motivation rather than simply an offshoot of your accomplishments. You may be unwilling to pay your dues, too quick to try a shortcut (moral or otherwise) in your eagerness to gain your aspirations. You may also have enjoyed “favored son” or “favored daughter” status in your household growing up, and thus expect things to come easily to you. Generally they do, but relying too much on this kind of luck can lead to errors of judgment on your part, not to mention major disappointments. On a physical level, over consumption could lead to overweight and/or problems with your liver.At your finest, though, you have a generous heart, a positive spirit, and the desire to live for something bigger than yourself. Using these gifts, you can contribute much good to the world as well as your own spiritual refinement. The qualities of hope and joy are also yours to transmit to the world. — Interpretation from the Karmic Insight report.Sun square Jupiter: You have big aspirations and the desire to succeed in life in a grand way. You tend to exaggerate, to promise more than is possible, and to misjudge through being overly optimistic. However, you never lose your hopes for the future. Restlessness and discontent with responsibilities and limitations in life can be troublesome for you. — Interpretation from the Merlin Report.Sun square Jupiter: You tend to be stubborn and unable to make solid career choices. You get carried away and go off in directions contrary to your actual needs. Your judgment in vocational matters is often off, sending you on a wild goose chase. In addition, there is possible difficulty with authorities and the law and/or differences with older people. To use an old adage, you can (at times) be your own worst enemy. The advice of a trusted friend regarding career is to be recommended. — Interpretation from Zet Software.Sun square Jupiter: (The Pompous) Your eye is very much on the “donut” and not on the “hole.” You are a citizen of the world and an eager learner, so benefit by extensive travel. Others are excited by your dynamic presence and what you have to say, unless you spoil your image by exaggerating reality or monopolize center stage to hear your own voice. Then, those great gulps of life you devour can distend your ego as well as your waistline and result in chronic social indigestion. — Interpretation from the Spirit Success report.

The Sun

The Sun

Sun Trine Pluto

You can make important changes in your life and in yourself today. The force of your will and the perception to see what needs changing combine to give you the ability to do whatever is required. Regeneration is possible in any area of your life. Change that bad habit, eliminate what is unnecessary or outmoded. You have the force with you today. Group activities can be especially rewarding today as you can help make the groups' goals a reality. People in authority are receptive to changes today. Lay that new idea on them.It is easy and natural for those born under a harmonious aspect between the Sun and Pluto to find a passion and pursue it, and to focus on a goal. These people are not much scared of anything. They enjoy and embrace growth, especially of the psychological kind. They love a good mystery, and they are adept at solving it. Many people with these aspects feel they have a “calling” or destiny. They readily assign meaning to what others might consider “ordinary” events. They look for symbols, and read between the lines in most any situation. The physical vitality is generally strong, and the body is usually able to heal quickly.Others tend to respect those born under a harmonious aspect between the Sun and Pluto. They are not afraid to get their hands dirty, and they are usually quick to help others–not only with mundane tasks, but also on a spiritual or psychological level. Their insight is sharp and sometimes awe-inspiring. These are perceptive people who are not easily rattled or surprised in life. They are not do-gooders, and they are unlikely law-breakers. However, they are not afraid of the “dark side” of human nature, and they will bend the rules from time to time if they feel the need to do so. Many take particular pleasure in growth and life’s lessons. They are not fond of superficiality, and are generally the first to spot pretense of any kind. Some experiment with their powers to deceive at some early point in their lives, but generally grow in their strength and integrity. In fact, many do their best to rid themselves of any self-delusion that we are all susceptible to at times. These people are passionate and can be intense. They have a hunger to experience more than just an “ordinary” life, and they can be quite ambitious. Some are perfectionists, demanding much from themselves and reasonable amounts of effort and honesty from others.The trine aspect is the more dynamic of the two harmonious aspects. Those with the sextile can call upon the talents of this aspect when necessary, and those with the trine have incorporated the traits of the aspect into their personalities, expressing them naturally and consistently.Famous People with Sun in easy aspect to Pluto: Sextiles – Christina Aguilera, Lisa Bonet, Bob Dylan; Trines – Ed Asner, James Caan, Nicolas Cage, Michael Caine, Susan Dey, Sam Donaldson, Chris Evert, Bette Midler.Note from Annie: I have perhaps used more words to describe Sun-Pluto aspects than I have with other planetary aspects. This is because I grew up with astrology books that offered rather dire and extreme descriptions of the aspects. Because of this, I had problems identifying with the interpretations of my own Sun conjunction Pluto as being “power-hungry”, “dominating”, and “controlling”. Some descriptions suggested an attraction to crime. Except in extreme cases, Sun-Pluto people are not extremists hell-bent on destroying or dominating everyone around them. However, they do need to come to terms with their “dark side”, their intense fears, and their tendency to be very self-protective. A more humane and psychological approach to defining the aspects can be found in many modern astrology books, and I think it is very beneficial, especially since one of the main challenges to overcome with Sun-Pluto is for the rational ruler of light (the Sun) to identify with the energies of the ruler of dark (Pluto). Nobody benefits if descriptions of the aspects are so extreme that they are quickly dismissed as “wrong”.

Mercury

Mercury

Mercury Square Neptune

Confusion is likely today in your relationships with other people. Take care and read all the fine print. Stay away from taking permanent legal actions as your thinking is colored by who knows what. You may be suckered into something you don't want to do or don't believe in, so watch your step. Misunderstandings in communicating with others is possible. Remember, they may not be hearing what you are trying to say. Nervous anxiety and tension may make you feel listless today. Don't let your imagination carry you away.You might have problems concentrating because your mind is often wandering. Your thinking is exceptionally imaginative, intuitive, and creative. Stretching the truth, whether done consciously or not (or a bit of both), is associated with this position. Bored with anything dull, routine, or lifeless, you often dramatize or connect higher meaning to ordinary events and situations. You are often vague in your communications, purposefully or not, as you resist being pinned down to any one opinion or stance. This is partly due to your ability to see so many different points of view and perspectives. Logical, detail-oriented work and studies are not designed for your way of thinking and learning. Creative presentations, ripe with images and imagery, are what grab your attention and interest. Your style of communication, or possibly thinking, is often self-defeating, and you should consciously avoid a tendency to give up on projects or plans before they even get off the ground. Planning ahead is not a preference, as you prefer to move along running on the fuel of inspiration and intuition.Your style of communication may be unusual, perhaps with many pauses or digressions. You may be deliberately vague or unintentionally so, depending on your nature. Some of you are great storytellers.Sample interpretation from the Merlin report — Your mind is highly imaginative and creative and you possess dramatic, artistic, or musical abilities. As a child, you enjoyed daydreaming, fantasizing, pretending, and probably lived in “your own little world” a good deal. You perceive things which are not obvious to other people and you have an uncanny ability to “read” people and situations without being told anything about them. However, you must learn to discriminate between a true psychic perception and your imagination. Learning to discipline and focus your mind is necessary if you wish to use all of your creative potential. Otherwise, you could be simply a dreamer.Communication with others is difficult for you because you often find words frustrating and inadequate to express your experiences and perceptions. Also, you may purposefully mystify or deceive others.Some Famous People with the Mercury in Hard Aspect to Neptune: Squares – Bob Dylan, Jim Morrison, Donald Trump, Jim Bakker, Mae West, Spencer Tracy, Tom Snyder, Rich Little, Jack London, Bob Dylan; Oppositions – Bono (U2), Marlene Dietrich, Richard Chamberlain, Florence Henderson, Charles De Gaulle, Christian Dior.

Venus

Venus

Venus Trine Saturn

You may develop ideas for organizing business, financial, or personal affairs under this transit. You will feel reserved, controlled, and disciplined in any endeavor relating to relationship, beauty, art or music. This is a good time to start a new partnership, perhaps with someone older. Public relations and legal work should go smoothly.People with harmonious aspects between Venus and Saturn in their birth charts have a good sense of what is expected of them in personal relationships, and quite naturally do right by others. Cautious in love, they are careful of what they give out or promise to give, as they generally feel obligated to follow through. They don’t take connections with others lightly, and are more attracted to long-term, committed partnerships than more casual relationships. They usually don’t expect too much from others, and take relationship problems in stride, intuitively understanding that there’s always some bad with any good. It’s not easy to sweep them off their feet, they’re unlikely to lavish affection on someone unless they’re certain that person will return the favor, and they are not risk takers with their hearts. A similar attitude towards money is common as well–they are generally practical and cautious in this department.You feel a strong sense of responsibility to the ones you love, and this is so natural to you that it is second nature. Generally, you exercise caution and good judgment in your relationships with others, and you are understanding when others are in need. You pride yourself on being responsible and trustworthy, and you do whatever you can to compromise when necessary. Perhaps because of the training of your youth, you are well-disciplined and can focus your efforts quite effectively in order to achieve success. Even though you will climb your way to the top of your own ladder, you will not hesitate to offer a hand up to others you meet along the way. This quality is one of the main reasons for your success–your sensitivity to the needs of others.You are a good parent and will be a benevolent disciplinarian. You expect your children to learn to respect others and to be conscious of needs other than their own. Instead of trying to mold them into being a carbon copy of yourself, you will encourage your children to develop their own individuality.In romantic matters, you do not rush headlong into affairs of the heart. You check out each potential partner carefully, assessing their good and bad qualities. Most importantly, you require that the partnership contain mutual respect and loyalty. You feel more comfortable in a stable, long-term relationship than in a series of “casual flings.” It is so natural to you that you are responsible and concerned about the person you love that it completely surprises you when you encounter people who are not the same way, or who take relationships lightly!Some Famous People with Venus in Harmonious Aspect to Saturn: Sextiles – Tony Banks, Pat Boone, Pearl Buck, Agatha Christie, Bill Cosby, Sigmund Freud, Grace Princess of Monaco, Wayne Gretzky, Monty Hall, Katie Holmes. Trines – Lucille Ball, Harry Belafonte, David Bowie, Albert Camus, Drew Carey, Crystal Gayle, Arsenio Hall, Patty Hearst, Bette Midler, Arnold Palmer, Sean Penn, John Travolta.

Notes about Transits

Mars is all about action, and where Mars is in our chart with transits is a place where we are prepared to stand our ground. Mars transits can be really productive, but they can also be angsty, aggressive, and sometimes come from a place of anger. It's important to pay attention to how you direct that energy. Mars transits can last for up to a couple weeks.
Jupiter transits enhance your life with optimism and forward-thinking, and lasting for about a month, give you plenty of time to take advantage. Bigger and better is Jupiter's way of thinking, and should be yours as well.
Saturn transits, on the other hand, are where we get a major reality check, and if we’re not ready for them, they can be pretty rotten. Of course, if we’re prepared and up to the task, Saturn transits can also bring very well-deserved rewards, too. Saturn transits last a bit longer than Jupiter transits—usually 2 months or so at a time, but with retrograde cycles, you could be looking at the same lessons three times over a 6 month period.
The outer planets, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto last for such a long time that they make long-lasting impacts on our lives. In fact, Neptune and Pluto can last for two to three years! Consider their effects, plan accordingly, and make them part of your life for the better.

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