Your astrological chart is your blueprint for this lifetime: Why You are YOU. Three primary functions make up each chart. These are the planets, signs, and houses. Most people are familiar with their Sun sign; some might even know what planet rules their sign. But unless someone has had their astrology chart read, they usually don’t know the house location of their Sun or any of their other planets. While the houses are often a less understood function of astrology, they are integral to knowing who you are; and so, they are of equal importance to signs and planets.
What exactly is a Rising Sign (also known as the Ascendant) and why would it garner so much attention as to be mentioned in the same phrase as a Sun sign? And, what significance does it have on your life? Because it is the literal starting point of our entire chart. It is the eastern-most point on our chart at the moment of our birth. Thus the Rising Sign determines where every single planet falls in our chart…
June opens on the heels of the Full Flower Moon in Sagittarius on May 29th still casting a glow over us. This is a generous, gentle and sensuous Full Moon underscored by a grand planetary formation in water signs. This grand water alignment takes some of the harsh edges off the jolt that many of us experienced in May when Radical Uranus and Motivating Mars sharply shifted gears, challenging each other.
What’s my moon sign and what does it say about me? Many of us are familiar with our Sun sign. We will occasionally read our horoscope in newspapers, magazines or online. However, there is much more to our own personal horoscope. Each planet, from the Moon to Pluto, is in a particular sign and house at the moment of our birth. Together, these comprise our astrological chart. The Moon is our emotional interior, our feelings, how we interpret and digest stimulus on the deepest level. Only when we are very, very at ease, do we show our Moon and relate to others with it.
While there are the usual planetary sign changes during this month of May, one, in particular, makes us stand up and take notice. Uranus, planet of rebellion, genius, invention and the non-mainstream, has been cycling through fiery Aries for the past seven years. At mid-month, Uranus shifts into earthy Taurus. As Taurean Barbra Streisand says: let’s talk. Uranus is change. It is called The Great Awakener.
April opens in the afterglow of the Full Moon on March 31st. It was the second Full Moon in March, making it the second Blue Moon of the year. As with all Full Moons: life, circumstances, relationships, our work, are seen completely at the brightest visibility.