Haiku: Trouble Back Home

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We land on the Moon
forgetting troubles back home
Mother will nurture

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Haiku: Moon Dreaming

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John, I chose the Moon
I too dreamed of better things
Where have they all gone?

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Moon trine Saturn and then Pluto – Astrology Musings

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Later the Moon exalted in Taurus, once again trines Saturn dignified in Capricorn. This sounds reasonably positive, in a dour kind of way. As Taurus is the sign of money, finance and security, these issues could be affected more beneficially.

The general Taurean lunar mood will be of steadiness, encouraging us to appreciate the good things of life, though as the trine applies, maybe particularly for Taureans and Cancerians, there will be a more serious air as the weekend starts, which will encourage the acceptance of duty and conducting oneself in more responsible ways – not exactly weekend party time.

Loosen the air

Nevertheless, with Venus in Gemini and Jupiter retrograde in Sagittarius in their loose opposition, social conviviality, plus encouragement towards a more philosophical appreciation of life, will continue to loosen the air somewhat.

However, later the Moon trines Pluto once again; there is potential for more changeful happenings, maybe something ‘underground’ from fall out from political situations, which could easily turn out to be beneficial.

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Astrology Today, Moon into Taurus

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Once more the Moon moves into the fixed earth sign of Taurus.

She is said to be exalted in the Bull, that is, she is thought to work at her best.

We could look at it as the Moon finding the most fertile ground for establishing her caring, protecting and nurturing qualities.


Taurus, as the second sign, seeks to establish something permanent from the initial thrust of Aries. In the Ram, the Moon can be impatient, angry even.

In Taurus, which is ruled by Venus, things generally calm down and become more settled. A good time to plant and to grow, to get out into the garden, or visit a well established one. Put simply, enjoy the good earth for the next couple of days.

Bad moods

Right now though (am UK), the Moon in late Aries squares Mars in Cancer, causing irritation, exacerbating moods and the emotions, perhaps especially in the home, so best to keep calm about most issues.

Then, as soon as the Moon enters Taurus she squares up to Mercury in Leo, so there may be more than a sense of mental agitation around, probably showing up in areas like communication, the media, short travel.

And then later, the Moon conjoins Uranus in the Bull. Potentially there may be more sudden, even unexpected news about the financial and business world. Again, home and family matters also likely to be affected. Be prepared.

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Haiku: Tortoise and the Hare

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You do not faze me
Carry on with your phasing
Catch up with the Sun

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Astrology Today: Inner enjoyment

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The Moon in Aries, still encouraging posivity (tempered with patience), trines retrograde Jupiter in Sagittarius around noon. This brings an overall more optimistic sense, though with an emphasis on inner exploration of, say, philosophical ideas, or practising yoga, for instance, rather than sheer outward expression.

Later the Moon makes a lovely sextile aspect with Venus in Gemini and this favours all social settings and general conviviality and enjoyment. A good time to visit the neighbours.

Have a good day.

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Astrology Today – Moon into Aries

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With the Moon moving into Aries earlier today, the emphasis over the next two days changes to expressive feelings, self assertion and potentially a lot of more quick tempers being in evidence.

The Moon conjunct Chiron towards midday may only increase emotional flare ups which will be difficult to fathom at first – so be aware at least. It’s always probably better to think before you act.

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