June 26 to July 13, 2015
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What is the current lunar cycle about?
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And for a daily overview, click here.
Venus is in Gemini
In Gemini, Venus is devoted to
intellectual pleasures. This can mean
anything from crossword puzzles to
lectures on Medieval candle magic.
It's especially good for scintillating
conversation. Everyone is wittier and
more interesting, and everyone is
quicker to respond to your ripostes.
(And they're ready to repost
everything you write, too.)
And yes, it's a good time for puns.
Try to control yourself.
Venus will be in Gemini until July 4.
Venus entered Gemini
in NYC: Thurs, June 9, 10:23 am
in Vancouver: Thurs, June 9, 7:23 am
in London: Thurs, June 9, 3:23 pm
in Berlin: Thurs, June 9, 4:23 pm
moves into Scorpio
in NYC: Fri, June 26, 1:56 pm
in Vancouver: Fri, June 26, 10:56 am
in London: Fri, June 26, 6:56 pm
in Singapore: Sat, June 27, 1:56 am
in Sydney: Sat, June 27, 3:56 am
moves into Sagittarius
in NYC: Sun, June 28, 11:21 pm
in Vancouver: Sun, June 28, 8:21 pm
in London: Mon, June 29, 4:21 am
in Singapore: Mon, June 29, 11:21 am
in Sydney: Mon, June 29, 1:21 pm
moves into Capricorn
in NYC: Weds, July 1, 5:11 am
in Vancouver: Weds, July 1, 2:11 am
in London: Weds, July 1, 10:11 am
in Singapore: Weds, July 1, 5:11 pm
in Sydney: Weds, July 1, 7:11 pm
moves into Aquarius
in NYC: Fri, July 3, 8:20 am
in Vancouver: Fri, July 3, 5:20 am
in London: Fri, July 3, 1:20 pm
in Singapore: Fri, July 3, 8:20 pm
in Sydney: Fri, July 3, 10:20 pm
moves into Pisces
in NYC: Sun, July 5, 10:23 am
in Vancouver: Sun, July 5, 7:23 am
in London: Sun, July 5, 3:23 pm
in Singapore: Sun, July 5, 10:23 pm
in Sydney: Mon, July 6, 12:23 am
moves into Aries
in NYC: Tues, July 7, 12:37 pm
in Vancouver: Tues, July 7, 9:37 am
in London: Tues, July 7, 5:37 pm
in Singapore: Weds, July 8, 12:37 am
in Sydney: Weds, July 8, 2:37 am
moves into Taurus
in NYC: Thurs, July 9, 3:49 pm
in Vancouver: Thurs, July 9, 12:49 pm
in London: Thurs, July 9, 8:49 pm
in Singapore: Fri, July 10, 3:49 am
in Sydney: Fri, July 10, 5:49 am
moves into Gemini
in NYC: Sat, July 11, 8:16 pm
in Vancouver: Sat, July 11, 5:16 pm
in London: Sun, July 12, 1:16 am
in Singapore: Sun, July 12, 8:16 am
in Sydney: Sun, July 12, 10:16 am
moves into Cancer
in NYC: Tues, July 14, 2:14 am
in Vancouver: Mon, July 13, 11:14 pm
in London: Tues, July 14, 7:14 am
in Singapore: Tues, July 14, 2:14 pm
in Sydney: Tues, July 14, 4:14 pm
Mercury is in Gemini
In this air sign, Mercury – the planet of the mind – is right
at home. Mental processing is faster, more skillful, more
imaginative. Everybody is quicker to connect the dots, to
find the links between various pieces of information.
People are not as interested in going deep, and seeing
the underlying causes, but rather want to cover a lot of
territory. They are drawn to diversity, variety, multiple
This is an excellent Mercury sign for writers and idea
people. People don’t mind being quirky, in the interest of
keeping everything moving. Cleverness has a lot of
cachet, and so lots of great aphorisms can be written,
and lots of witty sayings passed around. Sometimes
nothing gets done, because people are so taken with
their own cleverness.
This is a great time for brainstorming and networking.
However, it’s very easy for everything to stay up there on
the cloud level, and never come down to earth. It’s all so
interesting when it’s theoretical. You can go in all sorts of
directions; there are no limits. And so if you actually
want something to get done, you may need to put some
sort of limit on meetings, mailings or phone
Mercury will be in Gemini until July 8.
Mercury entered Gemini
in NYC: Thurs, Apr 30, 10 pm
in Vancouver: Thurs, Apr 30, 7 pm
in London: Fri, May 1, 3 am
in Singapore: Fri, May 1, 10 am
in Sydney: Fri, May 1, 12 pm
Venus is in Leo
Venus is at her most charming, flamboyant and
dramatic in the fire sign Leo. You’re more
inclined to adorn yourself with diamonds and
flowers, and to put in an appearance at the
swankiest places you know. Even if you’re
generally a modest soul, Venus in Leo can give
a sudden desire to shine, to see what center
stage feels like.
Everybody gets a moment in the sun while
Venus is here. There’s a stronger emphasis on
expressing yourself, and this means singing,
dancing, flirting, partying, playing, performing.
Whatever you do, you have an appreciative
audience. And you, in turn, enjoy the high
energy and the varied talents of all the people
around you. Whether you’re croaking out a
tune at a karaoke bar, or singing around a
campfire, you join in with a good spirit.
For lovers, this is a romantic time, good for
stirring proclamations of ardor. Everyone is
warmer and more excitable, and spontaneous
demonstrations of affection come easily. You’re
also likely to think of the perfect gifts for the
ones you love.
Those who tend to be domineering or
demanding will be more so under this influence,
however. So at times, there may be some need
to set limits, to say “no”, and to take space for
Venus will be here until September 5.
Venus entered Leo
in NYC: Tues, Aug 12, 3:23 am
in Vancouver: Tues, Aug 12, 12:23 am
in London: Tues, Aug 12, 8:23 am
in Singapore: Tues, Aug 12, 3:23 pm
in Sydney: Tues, Aug 12, 5:23 pm
The Current Lunar Cycle
This is a very fast-moving lunar cycle, with Mars
nestled in close to the sun and moon. Gemini is all
about movement, both mental and physical, and
Mars just adds to the frenetic pace. Whether you’
re driving, walking, or roller-skating, watch out for
accidents. Try slowing down and looking around
you once in a while.
During this time, people will be a bit more restless,
more interested in variety, and they gravitate
towards flexible schedules. People don’t want to
see the same scene in front of their eyes all day
long, and the people with the most nervous energy
will take to pacing, fidgeting, and other forms of
incessant movement, if required to stay in one
There’s a lot of mental stimulation, a lot of ideas
darting around, and talk will be constant, and
sometimes rather aggressive. Verbal competitions
could get pretty cutthroat. At other times, the talk
will be funny, as many people will get in touch with
their inner comedians. And some of the ideas that
circulate could be brilliant and innovative.
Romance could be a bit confusing during this lunar
cycle, as there’s a Venus/Neptune inconjunct at the
new moon. This could result in many odd
couplings, perhaps because people are hypnotized
by the beauty of warm summer nights. Or perhaps
someone has put some herbal love potion in your
eyes. This is not to say that there’s nothing there,
but it may not be what you think.
This lunar cycle lasts until the next new moon on
July 15. Its climactic moment is the full moon on
The new moon occurred
in NYC: Tues, Jun 16, 10:05 am
in Vancouver: Tues, Jun 16, 7:05 am
in London: Tues, Jun 16, 3:05 pm
in Singapore: Tues, Jun 16, 10:05 pm
in Sydney: Weds, Jun 17, 12:05 am
Jupiter is in Leo.
Jupiter enters a new sign yearly, so this could be considered
the astrologer’s New Year. Jupiter’s effect is to expand the
characteristics of its sign, and Leo is an exciting, courageous
fire sign, so the coming year will be particularly active and
stimulating. After the sometimes claustrophobic wetness of
this last Jupiter-in-Cancer year, Jupiter in Leo feels like a
nice long stretch in the sun.
Jupiter in Leo will give everyone more confidence, and will
encourage creativity, play, and risk-taking. People who are
already effusive and energetic will become more so, and shy
people will start to come out into the open, and let
themselves be known. We’ll all be warmer, friendlier, more
effusive, and more generous with each other.
This will be a great year for artists, since Leo is such an
expressive sign. If you’re not already an artist, you could try
your hand at
whatever’s around: dance troupes, theatre groups, karaoke
bars, origami collectives, puppet shows, guitar lessons,
improv nights, sculpture workshops, anything at all. You
could take your harmonica and become a busker, or teach
your dog to talk and become a star on YouTube. During the
coming year, you have a stronger urge to be seen and
heard, to let more color and drama and pleasure into your
Not everybody can be in the limelight at once, and
sometimes this can be a problem when Jupiter is in Leo.
When everybody wants to be the center of attention, there
can be a certain amount of pushing and shoving. Pride is
more pronounced, and bruised egos can set up a squall. As
a fixed sign, Leo is stubborn, so try not to back anyone into a
While Jupiter is in Leo, there’ll be a lot more posturing by
people in authority. Decisions will be made that are all about
preventing the loss of face, even if that means losing
battles. Even when you don’t truly respect someone, it’s
best to grant them as much dignity as possible, and this will
help with working through conflicts.
Jupiter will be here until August 11, 2015.
Jupiter entered Leo.
in NYC: Weds, July 16, 6:30 am
in Vancouver: Weds, July 16, 3:30 am
in London: Weds, July 16, 11:30 am
in Singapore: Weds, July 16, 6:30 pm
in Sydney: Weds, July 16, 8:30 pm
Neptune is in Pisces
This could be a time of beautiful spiritual
flowering, a time when large numbers of
people open up their hearts and connect with
each other. The idealism of Neptune
becomes deeply intuitive, emotional and
sympathetic when this planet goes through
The matter of faith is likely to be paramount
as Neptune goes through this sign. Who and
what do we trust? People will have a
stronger need to believe in something (or
someone), and this can mean that some folks
will be preyed upon by unscrupulous con
men. A gullible populace isn't always good at
picking leaders, so it will be important to talk
as clearly and fully as
possible about all the issues of the day.
Open communication is important and
protective during this period.
Neptune is the planet of the strange, so
things may take odd turns. Everyone will be
a little more susceptible to illusions,
confusion, fascinations, and poetic deliriums.
New drugs could make an appearance – both
medicinal and recreational - and new healing
techniques be developed. Creativity is
enhanced by Neptune in this sign, especially
when it comes to rhythmic forms like music
and poetry, and to the arts of illusion such as
theatre and film. We could see the flowering
of some amazing new art-forms.
Religious institutions get new life from
Neptune’s passage through Pisces, but only
if they offer a true connection with the
wisdom of the inner self. It’s not a time for
dogma, but for breaking down all artificial
divisions and merging with the infinite.
Neptune will be here until March 2025.
Neptune entered Pisces
in NYC: Fri, Feb 3, 2012, 2:03 pm
in Vancouver: Fri, Feb 3, 2012,
in London: Fri, Feb 3,2012, 7:03 pm
in Berlin: Fri, Feb 3, 2012, 8:03 pm
in Sydney: Sat, Feb 4, 2012, 6:03 am
Saturn is in Scorpio
This is the time when Saturn retrogrades back
into its old sign, and so you may have a déja vu
feeling, as you deal with some of the same things
you dealt with last year: sex, death, power
dynamics, and inner transformation.
This is a time when people are drawn towards
things that are usually taboo. There’s a
fascination with whatever is mysterious,
unconventional, or raw. And their underlying
emotional responses will be more visible:
resentment, hunger, suspicion, desire, obsession,
paranoia. When you deal directly with these
things, you release a lot of old, stuck energy, and
so these intense feelings are gateways to
Everyone gets in touch with their inner devils, to
some extent or another, and everyone is also
required to work out a deeper moral code. What is
good and bad, what is right and wrong, when you’
re truly being honest with yourself, recognizing
what lies inside your own heart?
Saturn will be in Scorpio until September 17,
Saturn entered Scorpio
in NYC: Sun, Jun 14, 8:35 pm
in Vancouver: Sun, Jun 14, 5:35 pm
in London: Mon, Jun 15,1:35 am
in Singapore: Mon, Jun 15,8:35 am
in Sydney: Mon, Jun 15,10:35 am
The sun is in Cancer
Happy summer solstice! Cancer is a warm, sweet,
nurturing sign, and as the sun moves through this
sign, people spend more time laughing, crying,
hugging, and being sentimental. There is an
emphasis on caring for others, and protecting those
who are vulnerable. Your children will be more likely
to bring street urchins home to dinner, and to adopt
all the lost animals they find.
At the same time, because feelings are so strong,
everyone can be a little moodier while the sun’s in
Cancer. One minute, your lover gives you the shirt
off her back, and the next minute she’s pouting
because you forgot to praise her bread pudding.
People can be needier, more dependent on each
other. If you’re normally a person who goes solo, you
may get a little too much togetherness during this
sunsign. On the other hand, it might be nice to have
a lot of friendly people watching your back for a
Whenever the sun goes through a water sign,
sensitivity is increased. So you’re picking up what
other people are feeling, whether they admit it or not.
You’re picking up the vibes in your environment, even
if it’s not quite clear where these vibes are coming
from. You may be sensing what that silent person
over in the corner is going through, or you may be in
touch with something that happened in this room forty
years ago. It’s a time when psychic abilities are
increased, but it still takes some practice to use them
The sun will be here until July 22.
The sun entered Cancer
in NYC: Sun, Jun 21, 12:38 pm
in Vancouver: Sun, Jun 21, 9:38 am
in London: Sun, Jun 21, 5:38 pm
in Singapore: Mon, Jun 22, 12:38 am
in Sydney: Mon, Jun 22, 2:38 am
Mars is in Cancer
Mars shows where you put your energy, how you
use it, and what you consider worthy of
protecting and defending. Cancer is the sign
that relates to home, family and neighborhood,
so everyone is a little more tribal under this
influence. Some people will respond to this by
stockpiling guns. Other people will stash away
the produce from their gardens, and that’s what
will give them a sense of security and well-being.
There’s a strong urge to defend what’s yours,
when Mars is in Cancer. But at the same time,
this is an emotional, sentimental, nurturing sign,
and people will be warm-hearted and dewy-eyed,
easily moved whenever they come across
anyone in trouble. Children and old people will
find helpful people in their corners, willing to exert
themselves a little to keep them safe.
There will be a lot of cooking and eating while
Mars is in this sign. Angry people will eat away
their anger, and hurt people will eat away their
pain. But there could also be some really
delicious feasts in which family and community
It’s also good for water sports – swimming,
boating, water-skiing. And it lends itself to
community events, like puppet-shows and
Renaissance fairs and singalongs. The main
thing is that everyone needs to feel that they
Mars will be in Cancer until August 8.
Mars entered Cancer
in NYC: Weds, June 24, 9:33 am
in Vancouver: Weds, June 24, 6:33 am
in London: Weds, June 24, 2:33 pm
in Singapore: Weds, June 24, 9:33 pm
in Sydney: Weds, June 24, 11:33 pm
Uranus is in Aries
This is the revolutionary planet in the revolutionary sign, so
you know some stuff is going to happen while it's here -
mainly, during the next seven years.
This is about liberation. It's about freedom. It's about
looking at the fixed structures that rule our lives, figuring out
which ones limit us, and dismantling them.
There's a fast, reckless rhythm about Uranus in Aries; it's not
always the wisest approach. There's an urge for immediate,
spontaneous action, and so people rush into things without
stopping to think. Every moment is charged with creative
It's pretty exciting. But it's definitely not a calm influence.
Everyone will need to stop and take some deep breaths once
in a while.
Uranus will be here until May 2018.
Uranus entered Aries
in NYC: Fri, Mar 11, 2011, 7:49 pm
in Vancouver: Fri, Mar 11, 2011, 4:49 pm
in London: Sat, Mar 12,2011, 12:49 am
in Berlin: Sat, Mar 12, 2011, 1:49 am
in Sydney: Sat, Mar 12, 2011, 11:49 am
Pluto is in Capricorn
Pluto has to do with the slowest, most relentless
and most inexorable trends. In spite of being
demoted from planet status, it's still very
influential when it comes to social
As soon as Pluto entered this pragmatic,
restrained ascetic sign, the economy took a
very different shape. Everyone switched from
spending and speculating to worrying and
saving. The emphasis is on what works, not
necessarily what feels good.
This is a long-term conservative influence, but
the word "conservative" can mean a lot of
different things. It could mean conserving the
land, and becoming better stewards of the
earth. It could mean conserving the wisdom of
our elders. It could mean looking to the people
who have spent their lives developing practical
skills and asking, "Okay, how do we do this?"
Pluto has been in Capricorn since November
2008 and will be here until March 2023.
Mercury enters Cancer
Mercury, the planet of the mind, spends a couple
of weeks in the emotional, impressionable sign
Cancer, and this is great for the intuitive faculties.
It’s not quite as good when it comes to logic and
reason! People are more likely to believe what
they want to believe, what they have strong
emotional reasons for believing.
This gives a stronger focus on home and family.
It’s a good time for working on genealogy, or
compiling photo albums, or having a family
reunion. You might sit down with your older
relatives and listen to their stories, or you might
tell your own stories to the younger ones in your
family. Or you could connect with people from
your past: the kid next door, your college
roommate, your long lost cousin.
It’s also a good time for interior decoration, for
adding cozy touches to your home or garden, for
finding interesting things in your attic or in antique
stores. Mercury in Cancer enhances the memory,
but it’s best for learning things that have a strong
emotional charge. For example, you might learn
the language of your ancestors, or study a
historical period that really calls to you, or take a
cooking or gardening class.
When it comes to communication, be sure not to
assume that everyone else feels the same way
that you do about everything. Your own opinions
seem so natural and inevitable that it can be very
startling to find out that others believe something
different. Try to go down deeper, to find the
points of emotional connection. We’re all human,
all flawed, and all vulnerable, no matter what we
think about anything.
Mercury will be in Cancer until July
Mercury enters Cancer
in NYC: Weds, July 8, 2:51 pm
in Vancouver: Weds, July 8, 11:51 am
in London: Weds, July 8, 7:51 pm
in Singapore: Thurs, July 9, 2:51 am
in Sydney: Thurs, July 9, 4:51 am