What sign is the moon in? What signs do the planets occupy?
What is the current lunar cycle about?
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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 Capricorn
in NYC: Weds, Dec 4, 1:49 am
in Vancouver: Tues, Dec 3, 10:22 pm
in London: Weds, Dec 4, 6:49 am
in Singapore: Weds, Dec 4, 2:49 pm
in Sydney: Weds, Dec 4, 5:49 pm
moves into Aquarius
in NYC: Fri, Dec 6, 1:53 am
in Vancouver: Thurs, Dec 5, 10:53 pm
in London: Fri, Dec 6, 6:53 am
in Singapore: Fri, Dec 6, 2:53 pm
in Sydney: Fri, Dec 6, 5:53 pm
moves into Pisces
in NYC: Sun, Dec 8, 3:34 am
in Vancouver: Sun, Dec 8, 12:34 am
in London: Sun, Dec 8, 8:34 am
in Singapore: Sun, Dec 8, 4:34 pm
in Sydney: Sun, Dec 8, 7:34 pm
moves into Aries
in NYC: Tues, Dec 10, 8:05 am
in Vancouver: Tues, Dec 10, 5:05 am
in London: Tues, Dec 10, 1:05 pm
in Singapore: Tues, Dec 10, 9:05 pm
in Sydney: Weds, Dec 11, 12:05 am
moves into Taurus
in NYC: Thurs, Dec 12, 3:40 pm
in Vancouver: Thurs, Dec 12, 12:40 pm
in London: Thurs, Dec 12, 8:40 pm
in Singapore: Fri, Dec 13, 4:40 am
in Sydney: Fri, Dec 13, 7:40 am
What does the moon's sign tell
Moon Signs and Lunar Transits
Jupiter is in Cancer
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 so the coming year will be an
emotional one. This water sign is warm,
effusive, nurturing, protective, and home-loving,
and these are the traits that will be lauded,
praised, encouraged, supported, and funded.
We can expect to see a lot of emphasis on food
– local food, comfort food, fresh food, vintage
food from past days, diets through history, new
recipes, new dining room arrangements, maybe
even new kinds of chef’s hats. There will also
be an emphasis on families – designing safe
and cozy homes, raising children, supporting
mothers, listening to elders, and naturally
making sure everyone has plenty to eat.
Cancer is an old-fashioned sign in some ways,
and so there may be a lot of retro trends in the
coming year. People may yearn for the
lifestyles of their grandparents, and find ways to
The shadow side of Jupiter in Cancer can be a
distaste for anything that isn’t cozy and familiar.
Jupiter is usually a pretty adventurous planet,
but in Cancer, people will stay closer to home
than usual. Political action will be motivated
by a need to care for the family, the tribe, the
neighborhood, rather than an altruistic desire to
save the world. But that kind of motivation can
go a long way towards cleaning up the
environment and improving social services.
Jupiter will be here until July 16, 2014.
Jupiter enters Cancer.
in NYC: Tues, June 25, 2013, 9:40 pm
in Vancouver: Tues, June 25, 2013, 6:40 pm
in London: Weds, June 26, 2013, 2:40 am
in Singapore: Weds, June 26, 2013, 9:40 am
in Sydney: Weds, June 26, 2013, 11:40 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 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.
Mars is in Virgo
With Mars in this pragmatic earth sign, your
attention is directed to all the things that you
want to fix, mend, heal and recover. It’s an
excellent time for any kind of work, because it
gives a strong desire for excellence, and a
willingness to analyze any problem until a
There’s an innate logic to the sign Virgo, and
people who are already logical benefit the most
when Mars enters this sign. Everything makes
even more sense than it usually does.
Information can be analyzed, and can yield
results, and these results can make a difference
in the smooth functioning of the world. As you
can see, this is a particularly good time for
scientists and researchers.
This is the most detail-oriented sign, however,
and there is some danger that you can get
completely bogged down in the smallest pieces
of information, or the tiniest problems. This can
mean ignoring larger problems that really cry
out for solutions. Perfectionism can be a real
stumbling block when a lot of things are going
on at once.
For people who are normally pretty spacey, this
is a great influence, since it does mean slowing
down and looking at the way everything fits
together. Some people will be neater, and some
chores will get done. Some things will be
repaired, and this could be especially helpful at
this time of seasonal change.
Mars will be in Virgo until December 7.
Mars entered Virgo
in NYC: Tues, Oct 15, 7:05 am
in Vancouver: Tues, Oct 15, 4:05 am
in London: Tues, Oct 15, 12:05 pm
in Singapore: Tues, Oct 15, 7:05 pm
in Sydney: Tues, Oct 15, 10:05 pm
Mercury is in Scorpio
Mercury is the planet of intellect, and in
Scorpio, intellect is compressed,
concentrated, internal. This is a time when
you can focus your mental powers on what
is really important to you. It’s especially
good for research, for digging down deep
to find buried truths.
Scorpio is a retentive sign, and so
communication may be a bit more sparse
while Mercury is here. Your tendency is to
mull things over, to let them percolate until
the time is right to reveal them. If
you’re usually a chatty type, you’ll be more
thoughtful and discreet during this period.
If you tend towards silence, you may be
This is a good time to talk about deeper
emotional realities. You are drawn towards
things that are intense, dense, timeless,
mysterious, and magical.
It’s a good time for writers of fantasy and
science fiction, for psychologists, and for
There’s a great deal of power in the word,
whether spoken or written, and now is the
time when that power is most evident.
Mercury will be in Scorpio until December
Mercury entered Scorpio
in NYC: Sun, Sept 29, 7:38 am
in Vancouver: Sun, Sept 29, 4:38 am
in London: Sun, Sept 29, 12:38 pm
in Singapore: Sun, Sept 29, 7:38 pm
in Sydney: Sun, Sept 29, 9:38 pm
Venus is in Capricorn
This is not the most congenial place for the
planet of pleasure, but there are some benefits.
You can experience the pleasures in getting
organized, in accomplishing important goals, in
adding more structure and accountability to your
When it comes to relationships, Venus is more
pragmatic than romantic in this sign. Even if
you’ve just met someone, you may find yourself
talking about life-goals, and making plans to
introduce them to your parents. This could
dampen the mood, but it could also expedite
matters, if you’re both looking for something
beyond the moment.
Capricorn is an earth sign, so this is an excellent
time for creative work that emphasizes structure,
such as pottery or architecture. It’s good for
reusing old materials, and it’s also good for
going back to more traditional forms. You may
find yourself mining your older work, looking for
possibilities that you left behind. Capricorn is a
sign that hates waste, and that uses everything
in multiple ways.
Venus will be here until March 5.
Venus entered Capricorn
in NYC: Tues, Nov 5, 3:42 am
in Vancouver: Tues, Nov 5, 12:42 am
in London: Tues, Nov 5, 8:42 am
in Singapore: Tues, Nov 5, 4:42 pm
in Sydney: Tues, Nov 5, 7:42 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 fire.
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
The sun is in Sagittarius
With the sun in this fiery sign, things get
exciting. As always at this time of year, there
are parties, celebrations, feasts, and
community events. Sagittarius is enthusiastic,
gregarious, extravagant, and optimistic, but do
watch out for a tendency to go to extremes (in a
friendly and good-natured way, of course).
This is also a good time for travel. People are
eager for all kinds of new experiences, and
they’re more willing to get away from the usual
routine and do something wild and
adventurous. Outdoorsy people want to
explore new tundras, and more sedentary types
are hankering after cruise ships. Everybody’s
People are more philosophical, and more apt to
apply their philosophies to a larger swathe of
the world around them. People who are
normally idealistic are now thinking of ways to
save the world, and they want to jump into this
world-saving business in an active way. People
who are normally cautious and prosaic are
reconsidering their more outrageous ideas.
The sun will be in Sagittarius until December 21.
The sun entered Sagittarius
in NYC: Thurs, Nov 21, 10:48 pm
in Vancouver: Thurs, Nov 21, 7:48 pm
in London: Fri, Nov 22, 3:48 am
in Singapore: Fri, Nov 22, 11:48 am
in Sydney: Fri, Nov 22, 2:48 pm
The Current Lunar Cycle
Sagittarius is a fiery, impulsive sign, and so lots of people will
be whipping into action during this lunar cycle, making up for
lost time, trying to get things done before the end of the
calendar year. A strongly-aspected Jupiter in Cancer signals a
good time to take care of anything related to home and family,
and this is also great for connecting with loved ones during the
There’s a lot of watery energy at this new moon, so emotions
will be running high during this lunar cycle.
It’s a good time to talk to the people you care about, to tell
them how you feel, and to work on solving any problems.
Mercury in Scorpio emphasizes truth-telling, and so some
secrets may finally be shared.
There’s also quite a bit of earthy energy, and this helps keep
you grounded in a frenetic time. The close sextile between
Mercury and Mars indicates that thoughts, ideas and words can
quickly be translated into practical action. If something is
broken, you can figure out an expeditious way to fix it – and this
applies to relationships too.
And whenever you feel overwhelmed with too many feelings
and too much to do, Venus in Capricorn weighs in. She helps
you figure out what is important and what is peripheral, and she
teaches you to focus your attention on the people and tasks
that really matter. She’s still close to the opposition of Jupiter,
so you may have a tendency to spend a little too much money
during the coming lunar cycle. But Venus in Capricorn
emphasizes value, so you are not likely to throw it away.
This lunar cycle lasts until the next new moon on January 1. Its
climactic moment is the full moon on December 17.
The new moon occurred
in NYC: Mon, Dec 2, 7:22 pm
in Vancouver: Mon, Dec 2, 4:22 pm
in London: Tues, Dec 3, 12:22 am
in Singapore: Tues, Dec 3, 8:22 am
in Sydney: Tues, Dec 3, 11:22 am
Mercury enters Sagittarius
In this fire sign, Mercury – the planet of the mind – becomes quicker
and more impulsive. You get excited about your ideas, and your
excitement affects others. And you don’t want to linger over the
things that pop into your mind, but act on them, as quickly as
Sometimes Mercury in Sagittarius can be tactless. You’re more likely
to blurt things out under this influence, and so there’s some danger
of rifts. However, while some people get angry or offended, other
people will be charmed by your artless frankness.
There’s also some tendency to be lost in the forest and ignore the
trees. Small distinctions don’t matter as much as usual, and so you
may ignore them. You can get very excited about a project and
ignore the details that will mean success or failure. On the other
hand, your ability to visualize the whole ambitious plan, and to project
it into the distant future, is greater than usual.
Mercury will be in Sagittarius until December 24.
Mercury enters Sagittarius
in NYC: Weds, Dec 4, 9:42 pm
in Vancouver: Weds, Dec 4, 6:42 pm
in London: Thurs, Dec 5, 2:42 am
in Singapore: Thurs, Dec 5, 10:42 am
in Sydney: Thurs, Dec 5, 1:42 pm
Mars enters Libra
Mars in Libra is a fighter for justice. Mars represents the things
we quarrel over, the things we move towards, the roots of our
impulses. And with Mars in Libra, principles will become more
important, so we are more likely to exert ourselves in their
The causes could be global or local, but what matters is the
underlying principle of fairness, courtesy and order. Some
people will be working on getting traffic lights in their
communities, others on getting computer access in schools,
some on funding libraries. Others will be promoting equal
opportunity, or women’s power over our bodies, or the right to
There is more personal processing under this influence, and it
can be a good time to iron out any imbalances in a relationship.
Are you doing your share? Is there a better way to divide
chores, responsibilities and privileges? Mars in Libra helps you
focus on the mechanical issues that spell successful
interpersonal connections: sharing, listening, understanding,
communicating, and figuring out workable compromises.
People want to do the right thing, and there’s more give-and-
take on every level. There are more meetings, more bargaining,
more strategy sessions, and a greater emphasis both on the
rules and what they mean. Mars in Libra is not necessarily
progressive, but it does give an ability to see how things look
from the other side. It’s more considerate, polite, and peaceful
than other Mars positions.
So this is a good time to tell your side of the story, especially if
you don’t usually get a chance to do so. Whatever your cause is,
you can find people who will take it up. Mars stays here for quite
a while because it retrogrades in this sign, so there’s plenty of
time to take action for a fairer and more balanced world, both in
small and large ways.
Because Mars in Libra gives an emphasis on symmetry, balance
and beauty, it’s also a very nice time for artists, especially visual
artists. And it’s good for athletes, particularly when they’re doing
something that’s graceful and that requires balance – such as
dancing, skating, or acrobatics.
Mars will be here until July 25, 2014.
Mars enters Libra
in NYC: Sat, Dec 7, 3:41 pm
in Vancouver: Sat, Dec 7, 12:41 pm
in London: Sat, Dec 7, 8:41 pm
in Singapore: Sun, Dec 8, 4:41 am
in Sydney: Sun, Dec 8, 7:41 am
Saturn is in Scorpio
Saturn is the planet of structure, duty and responsibility,
and Scorpio is the sign of transformation. Saturn is about
setting up new systems, and Scorpio has a tendency to go
to extremes. And so this is not necessarily an easy
combination. But there is a lot of power unleashed while
Saturn is in Scorpio, and it can go towards deep,
This is a time when people will be drawn towards things
that are usually taboo. There’s a fascination with
whatever is mysterious, unconventional, or raw. So
people will deal with sex, death, money, power, and other
topics that they usually avoid or fear. Underlying
emotional responses will be more visible: resentment,
hunger, suspicion, paranoia. When you deal directly with
these things, you release a lot of old, stuck energy, and
so these intense feelings are gateways to transformation.
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?
During the next two years, some things that are quite
risqué now may become accepted and even respectable,
while some things that are commonplace now may be
widely rejected. People who look wild and crazy may be
totally conventional or even straight-laced. And people,
more aware of their own contradictions, may become a
little less quick to judge others by appearances.
Saturn will be in Scorpio until December 23, 2014.
Saturn entered Scorpio
in NYC: Fri, Oct 5, 2012, 4:34 pm
in Vancouver: Fri, Oct 5, 2012, 1:34 pm
in London: Fri, Oct 5, 2012, 9:34 pm
in Singapore: Sat, Oct 6, 2012, 4:34 am
in Sydney: Sat, Oct 6, 2012, 6:34 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
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
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