A Time for Action and Indulging Sexual Urges 

For the week of June 10-16, 2009.

Daily life is still off-the-charts busy this week, and it's not just because Mercury Retrograde is over and everyone is still making up for lost time. All the planets are engaged, and that translates into action, which could turn the days as well as the nights hectic. These astral interactions are a smorgasbord of potentialities, running the range from the deeply esoteric to the deeply erotic. The good news is that because there is so much going on, no one will be left out — there is definitely something for everyone.

The ongoing conjunction of Neptune/Jupiter/Chiron continues, but this week, there is a new dimension to consider. The Sun trines all three planets, a position that further amplifies the idealism of this conjunction. Much has been written about this conjunction, and while I am thoroughly on board for the "higher" frequencies of this signature, I am also aware (as many of you are as well) that in order for a true transformational shift in consciousness to occur, what is unconscious must be identified, its role, recognized, and then its power, integrated. It's not just simply a matter of wishing the economy would recover. It is fundamentally a matter of analyzing what went wrong, not in an effort to restore the old pattern, but to find an antidote for the toxicity of the failed system in order for a new model to be created. So while the Sun's trine to this altruistic conjunction may illuminate its idealistic essence, what the Sun may also do is illuminate the repressive, callous shadows that impelled us to this collective moment in history. Again, true change begins with the individual, which means each of us has the power to change our participation in the old paradigm. Baby steps do not necessarily mean useless or ineffectual steps. Also keep in mind, Mercury continues to square Jupiter/Neptune/Chiron, which could make clarity an issue.

The good news is that Mercury also continues to sextile Uranus, supporting creative, innovative ways of thinking about all varieties of subjects and situations.

The best news this week is the ongoing Venus/Mars conjunction. Both are in Taurus, the Sign of sensuality and sexuality, and as the gods of love and sex continue to form a perfect union, mortal libidos are sure to go off the charts. Venus and Mars have been traveling in tandem for several weeks, so this may not be news for you, but this week (as well as last week), they have both been in a trine to Pluto, a positive alliance that is most commonly interpreted as a proclivity toward procreation (or at least trying to). If you are not so inclined, the power of this trine can be aimed at creative and artistic endeavors, but it will take a Herculean effort. That being said, Pluto's presence clearly indicates transformation is possible. So while it may be difficult not indulging those sexual urges, this trine can be used to make powerful personal shifts. (Hmmm ... how do you spell "tantra"?)

If you know your Ascendant and/or your Moon Sign, read that, too.

ARIES The hustle and bustle of the week continues to focus on opportunities to make money and nail down the details of specific plans and projects. Even if there are setbacks, don't despair — you're building your future.

TAURUS The Venus/Mars conjunction is making you extremely attractive to a wide variety of people, all of whom may have "plans" for your success. Enjoy the attention, and be determined to maintain your inner clarity.

GEMINI Your efforts to create and maintain your inner strength are paying off. Continue to be determined to hold a steady stance, and you'll be surprised at your capacity to stay calm.

CANCER Think about what's said, but don't let any particular bit of information become a brain worm. Yes, certain interactions could be disturbing, but friends and significant others can also be a source of great joy.

LEO The emphasis is on your career and there are opportunities for tangible, actual gains. Leave your ego at the door, stay focused on the biggest possible picture, and allow the situation to unfold.

VIRGO Resist the tendency to be hypercritical, and instead, transform your talent for finding the flaw into an eye that refines. You may think I'm splitting hairs, but a positive approach will make a real difference.

LIBRA Do your best to balance realism with idealism, and you'll find the key to taking practical steps toward actualizing your goals. While it sounds like an oxymoron, there is nothing wrong with pragmatic dreams.

SCORPIO Whether you're currently partnered or not, passionate encounters could spark innovative ideas about relating. Try thinking of relationship as a verb rather than a noun, and you'll stay open to the possibilities.

SAGITTARIUS The emphasis continues to be on work and money, as opportunities to improve your circumstances improve. Don't be shy about sharing your ideas — you might be surprised by the positive reception.

CAPRICORN You're on a powerful journey that requires your full attention, and while the temptation to tune out is great, it would be wiser to stay present.

Yes, it's a challenge — but you're up to it.

AQUARIUS There's huge potential for excitement, but that doesn't mean you have to be at the center of every event. Fun is great, but it can also be exhausting. Honor your need for rest, and you'll have a much better time.

PISCES Heartfelt conversations stimulate your creative flow. No matter how busy you may be, do not ignore these inspirations. You will eventually find the time to bring them to life.

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