Moonsign,
Sunsign
and More
by Jenny Yates

June 4 to 19, 2018


What sign is the moon in?  What signs do the planets occupy?  
What is the current lunar cycle about?  

For the aspects currently affecting everyone,
click here.  

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


The Moon


moves into Aquarius
in NYC:  Sat, Jun 2, 6:06 pm
in Vancouver: Sat, Jun 2, 3:06 pm
in London: Sat, Jun 2, 11:06 pm  
in Singapore: Sun, Jun 3, 6:06 am
in Sydney: Sun, Jun 3, 8:06 am

moves into Pisces
in NYC: Tues, Jun 5, 6:53 am
in Vancouver: Tues, Jun 5, 3:53 am
in London: Tues, Jun 5, 11:53 am
in Singapore: Tues, Jun 5, 6:53 pm   
in Sydney: Tues, Jun 5, 8:53 pm


moves into Aries
in NYC: Thurs, Jun 7, 5:25 pm
in Vancouver: Thurs, Jun 7, 2:25 pm
in London: Thurs, Jun 7, 10:25 pm
in Singapore: Fri, Jun 8, 5:25 am  
in Sydney: Fri, Jun 8, 7:25 am  

moves into Taurus
in NYC: Sun, Jun 10, 12:03 am
in Vancouver: Sat, Jun 9, 9:03 pm
in London: Sun, Jun 10, 5:03 am
in Singapore: Sun, Jun 10, 12:03 pm   
in Sydney: Sun, Jun 10, 2:03 pm

moves into Gemini
in NYC: Tues, Jun 12, 2:52 am
in Vancouver: Mon, Jun 11, 11:52 pm
in London: Tues, Jun 12, 7:52 am
in Singapore: Tues, Jun 12, 2:52 pm  
in Sydney: Tues, Jun 12, 4:52 pm

moves into Cancer
in NYC: Thurs, Jun 14, 3:19 am    
in Vancouver: Thurs, Jun 14, 12:19 am      
in London: Thurs, Jun 14, 8:19 am    
in Singapore: Thurs, Jun 14, 3:19 pm      
in Sydney: Thurs, Jun 14, 5:19 pm    

moves into Leo
in NYC: Sat, Jun 16, 3:20 am
in Vancouver: Sat, Jun 16, 12:20 am
in London: Sat, Jun 16, 8:20 am
in Singapore: Sat, Jun 16, 3:20 pm   
in Sydney: Sat, Jun 16, 5:20 pm

moves into Virgo
in NYC: Mon, Jun 18, 4:40 am
in Vancouver: Mon, Jun 18, 1:40 am  
in London: Mon, Jun 18, 9:40 am  
in Singapore: Mon, Jun 18, 4:40 pm  
in Sydney: Mon, Jun 18, 6:40 pm

moves into Libra
in NYC: Weds, Jun 20, 8:29 am
in Vancouver: Weds, Jun 20, 5:29 am  
in London: Weds, Jun 20, 1:29 pm
in Singapore: Weds, Jun 20, 8:29 pm   
in Sydney: Weds, Jun 20, 10:29 pm

What does the
moon's sign tell
you?

See
Moon Signs and
Lunar Transits

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 transformation.  

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.  

Saturn is in Capricorn

Saturn is now entering its home sign,
where
it’s an especially strong influence.  This is
a period when the focus will be on duty,
responsibility and pragmatism, and there
won’t be a lot of time or room for frivolity.
When times are hard, people focus on the
basics, and act more cautiously.

This is a sign of structure and tradition,
and so the emphasis will be on
maintaining the status quo, and bolstering
it further whenever possible. We may see
more poverty and lack, for many reasons,
during this time.  Natural resources will
become scarcer, and people already in
power will be even more efficient in taking
control of what’s there.     

With Saturn in this sign, I can see the
world becoming more and more like a
factory, a machine, with people being
ground under by the emphasis on
efficiency and competence. At the same
time, organization is rewarded, in
whatever form, and so we are likely to see
a lot of grassroots organization take firm
root.  Discipline and commitment are
rewarded by this sign, and this will help
people survive.    

Saturn is the planet that rules bones, and
so we’ll become aware of the bones of our
society. We’ll become well acquainted with
its framework, and it will be clear when it’s
crooked, when it’s unstable, when
it’s not sustainable. The process of
righting it is slow and painstaking, but that
work will continue doggedly during this
time.   

Saturn will be in Capricorn until March 21,
2020.  

Saturn entered Capricorn
in NYC: Tues, Dec 19, 11:48 pm
in Vancouver: Tues, Dec 19,
8:48 pm
in London: Weds, Dec 20, 4:48 am
in Singapore: Weds, Dec 20,
12:48 pm  
in Sydney: Weds, Dec 20, 3:48 pm

The Current Lunar Cycle
(24° Taurus)

This is a time of change, and these changes could impact
systems and institutions that are seen as quite solid and
permanent.  When the mighty fall, it makes quite a crash.  

Three planets are in stable, earthy Taurus at this new moon,
and Uranus – the planet of change -  is just on the verge of
moving into Taurus, after seven years in Aries.  And Uranus is
already dealing with a challenge, at this threshold time.  Mars,
also just about to change signs, is squaring Uranus,
contributing more excitable, unstable energy to the picture.  
This lunar cycle is going to see a lot of challenges, conflicts,
and breakdowns.

The best way to use the energy of this new moon is to check on
the basics in your life.  What’s most important?  What do you
want to last?  This is where you need to put your energy.  It’s
important to be grounded, to focus on the essentials, and to
avoid over-reacting.  Some changes are uncomfortable but
necessary, and if you’re calm and patient, you can improve
your situation.  

This lunar cycle lasts until the next new moon on June 13.  Its
climactic moment is the full moon (and lunar eclipse) on May
29.   

The new moon occurred
in NYC: Tues, May 15, 7:47 am  
in Vancouver: Tues, May 15, 4:47 am  
in London: Tues, May 15, 12:47 pm  
in Singapore: Tues, May 15, 7:47 pm    
in Sydney: Tues, May 15, 9:47 pm  

Mars is in Aquarius

The planet of will and action becomes more
independent and free-spirited in Aquarius.  You
may have a stronger urge to experiment, a desire
to venture into unknown territory.  

The urge to learn new things is strong, and this is
not just a mental but a physical desire.  You want
to pick up new physical skills, and you may be
particularly drawn to the kinds of sports that
happen in wide-open spaces, like wind-surfing,
mountain-climbing, or ice-skating.  You want the
wind in your hair, while you master some new
skill.  And it’s a plus if not too many other people
know how to do it.

Your sense of style is more pronounced under
this influence.  People are less into being fashion
slaves, more inclined to figure out something that’
s uniquely their own.  Some people will be quirky,
while others will be downright eccentric, and a few
will get thrown in jail for running naked down the
street.  

It’s a very creative time.  Because there’s very
little interest in conforming, everybody is coming
up with interesting ways to express themselves.  
Inventors are more inventive, scientists are more
inspired, and artists are more avant-garde.   

Mars will be here until August 12.       

Mars entered Aquarius
in NYC:  Weds, May 16, 12:55 am  
in Vancouver: Tues, May 15, 9:55 pm    
in London: Weds, May 16, 5:55 am  
in Singapore: Weds, May 16, 12:55 pm     
in Sydney: Weds, May 16, 2:55 pm  

The sun is in Gemini

The mind is really active when the sun goes
through Gemini.  Ideas proliferate, and beg to
be written down or thoroughly talked over.  
Everyone is more interested in the latest news,
gossip, and information, and these things
spread with record-breaking speed.  

It’s an especially good time for writers,
especially writers of short forms, but it’s good
for anyone whose focus is communication.  
Musicians write catchy tunes, researchers find
out new and telling facts, community organizers
find it easier to gather people together, and
students are eager to follow any interesting trail
of knowledge. But if a subject is boring,
students will be doodling, passing notes, or
playing on their cell phones. Everyone is more
easily distracted when the sun is in Gemini.

This is a playful sign, great for solving puzzles
and meeting mental challenges.  People are
friendlier, lighter and funnier, more inclined to
wordplay and to retelling the latest jokes.  
People meet spontaneously, getting into the
spirit of the moment.  Everyone wants to keep
their options open, to have lots of free time and
an abundance of choices.  People are busy,
but not because they’re working themselves to
death.  They’re more likely to be busy having
fun.       

The sun will be in Gemini until June 21.   

The sun entered Gemini
in NYC: Sun, May 20, 10:14 pm
in Vancouver: Sun, May 20, 7:14 pm  
in London: Mon, May 21, 3:14 am
in Singapore: Mon, May 21, 10:14 am  
in Sydney: Mon, May 21, 12:14 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 possibilities.

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 plenty 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 to accomplish something
concrete, you may need to put some sort of
limit on meetings, mailings or phone
conversations.    

Mercury will be in Gemini until June
12.                 

Mercury entered Gemini
in NYC: Tues, May 29, 7:49 pm
in Vancouver: Tues, May 29, 4:49 pm
in London: Weds, May 30, 12:49 am
in Singapore: Weds, May 30, 7:49 am  
in Sydney: Weds, May 30, 9:49 am

Venus is in Cancer

Venus, the planet of love and pleasure, is gentle,
nurturing and sympathetic in this sign.  This is mostly very
good for relationships.  

It’s a sentimental time, when you may feel more like taking
pictures of your sweetheart, saving locks of hair and
greeting cards, and whispering endearments in her ear as
you walk past.  If you’re not normally prone to this kind of
gooiness, you may wonder what’s gotten into you.  But
there’s a good chance you’ll both enjoy it, although you
may be thankful that nobody else can hear the silly names
you’re calling each other.

It’s a great time for cooking, so if you’re inclined to this
sort of thing, now is the time to get into the kitchen.  It’s
also a great time for eating, and all dishes, whether
humble or exotic, are more pleasurable.  It’s nice for
entertaining, especially family and close friends.  Your
home is cozier, more attractive, and you find it very easy
to just nest.  

Generally, you want to be comfortable when Venus is in
this sign, so it can be perfect for a stay-at-home vacation.  
It also attracts you to watery places, like beaches and the
lake.  Just be sure you bring along your favorite pillow and
your favorite brand of cookies.  

Venus will be here until June 13.      

Venus entered Cancer
in NYC:  Sat, May 19, 9:10 am
in Vancouver: Sat, May 19, 6:10 am
in London: Sat, May 19, 2:10 pm  
in Singapore: Sat, May 19, 9:10 pm   
in Sydney: Sat, May 19, 11:10 pm

Uranus is in Taurus

Uranus is the revolutionary planet, and
now it’s entering the most solid, grounded
sign in the zodiac, Taurus.  So this could
be a time when some very basic social and
economic factors will be challenged.  

There could be big changes to the way we
all handle matters of wealth and poverty,
for example. Currencies could be affected,
and some could go dormant, while new
currencies are suddenly born.  Our
agricultural methods could be altered
during this time, along with the way we
distribute food and other goods.  New
technology will reshape science, especially
when it comes to medicine.  New art forms
could have a big influence, particularly in
music and spoken poetry.  

Ecological issues will also be addressed
with innovative technology during this time,
and some of it will work, while some of it
will fail.  It may become clear that we do
need to restructure our societies in order
to live sustainably on the earth, but
whether this will happen in a sufficiently
radical way remains to be seen.  There will
be a lot of push-back for every change
that’s proposed.  Sometimes it takes the
shock of disaster to really alter people’s
consciousness, but that’s the hard way to
do it.

There may be more radical movements
towards traditional lifestyles during this
time. Of course, everybody interprets
tradition in their own way.  Some of these
will be oppressive to women, gay people,
and minorities, while others are able to
combine a kinder social ethic with a
sustainable lifestyle.

Uranus will be in Taurus until November 6,
2018, when it will retrograde back into
Aries for about four months, before re-
entering Taurus in March
2019.                        

Uranus enteredTaurus
in NYC: Tues, May 15, 11:16 am  
in Vancouver: Tues, May 15, 8:16 am  
in London: Tues, May 15, 4:16 pm  
in Singapore: Tues, May 15, 11:16 pm     
in Sydney: Weds, May 16, 1:16 am  

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 Pisces.

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,
11:03 am
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

The Next Lunar Cycle
(22° Gemini)

The Gemini new moon usually ushers in
a lunar cycle full of talk, writing, and
frenetic movement.  This one will be a
little slower because Mercury opposes
Saturn at the new moon, and there will
be a few delays, obstacles, and
cancellations.  

There could also be a few power
struggles during this month, since the
sun and moon are close to the
inconjunct of Pluto.  Some deeper
conflicts are percolating below the
surface, and some of them may burst
into general consciousness.  There’s a
lot of profound changes brewing, but
people are busy with superficial things,
and may not notice.  

This lunar cycle lasts until the next new
moon on July 12.  Its climactic moment is
the full moon on June 28.   

The new moon occurs
in NYC: Weds, Jun 13, 3:43 pm
in Vancouver: Weds, Jun 13, 12:43 pm
in London: Weds, Jun 13, 8:43 pm  
in Singapore: Thurs, Jun 14, 3:43 am  
in Sydney: Thurs, Jun 14, 5:43 am  

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 June 29.                       

Mercury enters Cancer
in NYC: Tues, Jun 12, 3:59 pm
in Vancouver: Tues, Jun 12, 12:59 pm
in London: Tues, Jun 12, 8:59 pm
in Singapore: Weds, Jun 13, 3:59 am   
in Sydney: Weds, Jun 13, 5:59 am   

Venus enters 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
yourself.  

Venus will be here until July 9.       

Venus enters Leo
in NYC: Weds, Jun 13, 5:54 pm   
in Vancouver: Weds, Jun 13, 2:54 pm   
in London: Weds, Jun 13, 10:54 pm   
in Singapore: Thurs, Jun 14, 5:54 am    
in Sydney: Thurs, Jun 14, 7:54 am    

Jupiter is in Scorpio

The character of the year changes, as Jupiter enters its new
sign.  And this new year is one of deeper thoughts and
feelings.  Many people will be moved to examine what’s going
on in their brains and their hearts, to figure out where these
angry or painful thoughts are coming from, and perhaps to
make changes.  

Scorpio is an intensely emotional sign, so a great many
strong feelings will emerge throughout this year.  People will
be laughing, crying, suffering, bonding, and trying to come to
terms with their inner demons. Some people will do this in the
quiet of their rooms, and nobody will know about these
dramatic inner struggles until the explosion happens.  Other
people will reach out, will allow themselves to be vulnerable,
will heal, and will help others heal.  

So you can say this will be the year when we all deal with our
mental and emotional health.  Spiritual health also plays a
part in this, and Scorpio is a sign of extremes.  So you may
have more people rejecting the noisy materialism of the world,
and living in a state of Zen purity.  Scorpio is a sign of strong
desires, and it can also manifest in the desire to completely
renounce desire.  

And it’s also a year when hidden things can come to light,
including corruption, collusion and vice. I expect some
politicians to fall from grace, and some rottenness to be
exposed during the coming year.   

Jupiter will be here until November 8, 2018.  

Jupiter entered Scorpio
in NYC: Tues, Oct 10, 2017,  9:20 am
in Vancouver: Tues, Oct 10, 2017, 6:20 am
in London: Tues, Oct 10, 2017, 2:20 pm  
in Singapore: Tues, Oct 10, 2017, 9:20 pm  
in Sydney: Weds, Oct 11, 2017, 12:20 am