“We must ponder upon these things.” Dr. Douglas Baker

As we slide into the lazy, hazy days of summer Venus and Mars raise a conundrum for some of us, a delightful one to ponder, something my teacher often advised. The conundrum is this: Astronomically, Mars passes through “The Beehive,” a cluster of stars in the center of the constellation of Cancer on June 1 and 2. Then Venus follows his path on June 12 and 13. They are heading toward their closest conjunction of only a little more than three degrees which happens on July 1. Look up! The symbols of Man and Woman will be clearly visible . . . in the constellation of Cancer.

Yet, astrologically speaking, both planets have just left the sign of Cancer and entered into the sign of Leo by the time each passes through the Beehive and then onto the dance floor in their slow dance together. Enter, the Precession of the Equinoxes which has astronomy and Western astrology a bit off balance in their dance together. Yet, it still works because mankind has been stargazing in wonder for millennium rather than stargazing through the technological advancements of today, like the telescope, only a few hundred years old. So, rather than focus on the differences, the “connections” of this dance are more delightful to ponder. Bees and the beehive are related to Cancer because of its ruling of home and the masses, masses of anything, including people. Thus, for instance Cancer rules China, which is home to one of the largest populations in the world. Yet, bees are also related to Leo because of their connection to honey, the sweetness of life which Leo rules. And Leo rules Love so this dance between the symbols of Man and Woman takes on a special sweetness when contemplated in the sign of Leo. Men and women are often a conundrum to one another, and so, even that fits. We’ll explore the future of the Precession at another time.

 Everyone: Venus is at its evening best on the 4th.


Planet: Mercury

Dynamic: You’ve been going on about something for a while.

Direction: Time to be succinct.

Soul Thought: You found your voice, now find the right words.


JULY 22 – AUG 22
Planet: Sun

Dynamic: You’ve worked hard and thought long about that project.

Direction: Time to settle into coziness.

Soul Thought: “It’s summertime and the livin’ is easy.” George Gershwin


NOV 20 – DEC 21
Planet: Earth

Dynamic: You took a chance and shot high.

Direction: When it lands, where are you?

Soul Thought: Focus!


APRIL 19 – MAY 20
Planet: Vulcan

Dynamic: You may have dug yourself into a trench.

Direction: Now you may have to talk your way out of it.

Soul Thought: ” If I could say it in words there would be no reason to paint.” Edward Hopper


Planet: Moon

Dynamic: On the 1st and the 2nd you trigger something regarding both finances and the heart.

Direction: Deal with the challenge from the heart.

Soul Thought: Then the blessing will be double blessed.


 DEC 21 – JAN 20
Planet: Saturns

Dynamic: You have a clean slate this month.

Direction: It’s a good time to ponder something imponderable.

Soul Thought: Like, “Who Am I?”


MAY 20 – JUNE 20
Planet: Venus

Dynamic: It‘s time to get closer to someone you’ve known for a while.

Direction: Get ready to sparkle.

Soul Thought: What does it mean to “sweeten the pot?”


SEPT 21  –  OCT 21

Dynamic: Your heart may leap on the 25th and cause you to choke up.

Direction: Perhaps an unexpected turn on the dance floor.

Soul Thought: Love is like that.


JAN 20 – FEB 20
Planet: Jupiter

Dynamic: A tough start to the month may influence your finances.

Direction: Know that it lightens up and look for it.

Soul Thought: What is true value?


JUNE 20 – July 22
Planet: Neptune

Dynamic: Finances could take a sweet turn.

Direction: Look for a secret stash.

Soul Thought: What turns abundance into hoarding?


OCT 21 – NOV 20

Dynamic: You have the choice to sit it out or dance.

Direction: Always.

Soul Thought: “I hope you dance!” Lee Ann Womack


FEB 20 – MARCH 21
Planet: Pluto

Dynamic: You’re doing your own dance this month, back to where you were.

Direction: Take advantage to finish that last little piece that wasn’t quite done.

Soul Thought: Opportunity versus Challenge.



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