Main Planet Weather e-zine Specials Zodiac Signs Archives Art Gallery MINDWORKS Teaching Dorothy Oja Links
Planet Weather for the Week of June 17, 2007
SkyWatch -- Moon
phase of the week: 6/22 -- The Moon enters her First Quarter phase at 9:15 AM
EDT, at zero degrees of Libra. Moonrise happens a few hours later. This is a
great week for viewing close passes by the Moon of stars and planets (although
the timing is not great)! Skywatching events of the week: 6/18 -- The waxing
Crescent Moon passes close to the
Beehive star cluster in the constellation Cancer, their point of closest
approach coming about 2 AM EDT. (A star cluster is a kind of compact "mini
galaxy" containing thousands of densely-packed stars that orbits our Milky
Way galaxy.) Unfortunately, this passage comes after moonset in the
Knowing when VOC Moons occur is a key to planning your astrological week!
The Void-of-course (VOC) Moon is a kind of limbo. As it reaches the end of a sign, the Moon makes no major aspect to another planet before it enters the next sign. VOC is best for less outcome-oriented activity, since VOC often means detours, distractions, or delays. If you want specific outcomes or if timeliness is critical, choose another time if possible. VOC is best for processing, imagining, creating, and open-ended activities, like parties, research, or cleaning your desk/closet for instance! It is said that when a new action is initiated during VOC, “nothing will come of it,” or energies go in unplanned directions, which may not necessarily be negative.
This week, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday are the most active energetically and potentially most productive days (depending on what you’re doing!) On 6/17/07, the Moon is VOC/Cancer from 3:39AM to 1:25PM EDT – on 6/19/07, VOC/Leo from 5:22PM to 8:46PM EDT – on 6/22/07, VOC/Virgo from 2:50AM to 7:43AM EDT.
The following planetary energy patterns flavor the day and are felt or experienced often hours before and after their exact culmination. They remain effective, certainly until the next major planetary pattern comes along to shift the energy.
mutable, air Gemini opposite (180deg.) Pluto in mutable, fire Sagittarius @ 27deg.
on 6/19/07 @ 2:46AM EDT. This annual aspect in combination with Uranus’
Retrograde Station on Saturday will probably make for a bloody week and/or
Venus in fixed, fire Leo trine (120deg.) Jupiter in mutable, fire Sagittarius @ 12deg. on 6/19/07 @ 6:48PM EDT. Completely opposite in significance to the previous energy combination, this aspect is loving and giving, generous and excessive – sometimes to a fault. There’s fire and activity and certainly a willingness to be exuberantly demonstrative. You may receive a gift if this aspect dovetails closely with your birthchart or you may feel inclined to gift others. It’s an aspect of appreciation and finding the joy and possibility in life. A strong female celebrity is featured, recognized, or honored.
Mars/Aries trine (120deg.) Pluto in mutable, fire Sagittarius @ 27deg. on 6/21/07 @ 9:35AM EDT. A second Pluto aspect this week makes it easy to force/push issues/agendas and possibly get what you want. The power of persuasion is great, and so is the need to conquer. You realize that you can make a leap while having the necessary force behind or within you. Still with Mercury Rx now, evaluate when exactly to make your move. Perhaps it’s time to do some research and development? Stoke the fire, so the engine can move down the tracks, full steam ahead.
Sun enters cardinal, water Cancer on 6/21/07 @ 2:07PM EDT, marking the Summer Solstice. A power moment in the zodiacal year, marked by humanity for millennia – is the Sun’s entry into Cancer, aka – the Summer Solstice in the Northern Hemisphere. The Sun now sits at its zenith in the Northern Hemisphere, and people’s energies shift toward relaxation (opposite the driven Capricorn energies of January) enjoying the warm weather and outdoor activities and experiencing the closeness of family, friends, and loved ones.
Uranus in mutable, water Pisces turns Stationary Retrograde @ 18deg. on 6/23/07 @ 10:43AM EDT until 11/24/07. A major outer planet making a station marks a phase shift in timelines and this shift is usually reflected in world events. We define Uranus as unpredictable, rebellious, shocking, and yet revealing the truth, but often in drastic, unexpected, or dramatic ways. Uranian energies cannot be tamed or easily predicted, as they happen often without a plan, without warning. Something wants to awaken in you. Do you know what it is?
Mercury turns Stationary Retrograde (Rx) @ 11 Cancer on 6/15/07 @ 7:40PM EDT.
Mercury entered cardinal, water Cancer on 5/28/07 @ 8:56PM until 8/4/07. If you are being stopped in your progress, instead of being angered, stressed, or upset, ask the deeper question – why? If you are honest enough, the answer will come to you. And if it does not, then trust that the universe has something else in store for you. Think of events, projects, and goals not coming through as a fail-safe mechanism – perhaps delay is better, or that the desired event or activity does not happen at all. Often a delay via Mercury Rx indicates a project/idea/action is premature and we need to do something else, something more to bring it to completion or to a certain level of perfection. Or yet still, we may discover missing pieces of information that bring us to a different conclusion. Pay attention, there’s something valuable in Mercury Rx.