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Episode 181 | Pluto Backs into Capricorn, Venus Enters Leo: Look on the Bright Side!

Episode 181 | Pluto Backs into Capricorn, Venus Enters Leo: Look on the Bright Side!

This week, Venus enters warm-hearted Leo for an extended stay and immediately stubs its toe on Pluto – but it also makes the first of three motivating aspects with Jupiter! The Pisces Last Quarter Moon weighs speed and variety against a more leisurely, heartfelt pace. Mercury enters Gemini, Pluto enters Capricorn, and April answers a Listener Question about how to read an aspect between two very different planets in the chart. Plus: A nursery full of crying babies, prisoners on a chain gang, and the shortest void-of-course Moon period on record!

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[1:18] Venus enters Leo on June 5th (6:46 AM PDT).  Venus will get almost to the end of the sign, 28°36’ Leo, before it turns retrograde on July 22, 2023. It stations direct on September 3, 2023 and enters Virgo on October 8, 2023.

[2:16] While Venus is in Leo, love like a warm-hearted lion!  It’s time to socialize, party and entertain loved ones!

[3:38] Venus will oppose Pluto on June 5th (9:04 AM PDT) at 00°05’ Leo and Aquarius.  Maybe keep yourself to yourself a little bit and with the people who know and love you best.

[4:56] Venus will square the Lunar Nodes on June 8th (1:37 PM PDT) at 03°04’ of Leo and Taurus.  The Sabian symbol for the North Node at this square is 4 Taurus, The rainbow’s pot of gold.  Find that “pot of gold” by sharing more of yourself, your talents and Leonine social impulses.

[7:42] Moon Report!  The Pisces Last Quarter Moon (June 10th, 12:31 PM PDT) at 19°40’ Pisces is on the Sabian symbol, A table set for an evening meal. It squares the Sun at 19°40’ Gemini, on the Sabian symbol, A cafeteria. This Last Quarter Moon is also in a conjunction with Neptune, the modern ruler of Pisces. What’s more important, having convenience and variety or taking the time to settle in with people that we care about?

[9:46] This is the Last Quarter Phase in a Lunar Phase Family that began with the New Moon on March 13th, 2021 at 23° Pisces. The First Quarter in the Lunar Phase Cycle was on December 10th, 2021, and the Full Moon was on September 10th, 2022.  What needs to happen to complete the intentions set at that March 2021 New Moon?

[10:53] Void-of-Course (VOC) Moon Periods. The Moon in Capricorn sextiles Neptune in Pisces on June 6th (9:40 PM PDT) and will be VOC for about four hours before entering Aquarius on June 7th (1:41 AM PDT). You may have a dream, but how do you make it real?”

[12:14] The Moon in Aquarius, in its Disseminating phase, squares Mercury in Taurus on June 8th (9:24 PM PDT).  It’s VOC for a little under six hours and then enters Pisces on June 9th (3:14 AM PDT). The Disseminating Lunar Phase is a time to tell your story.  During this VOC period, tell your story, even if it’s a little bit emotionally charged to do so.

[13:07] On June 11th, the Moon in Pisces sextiles Pluto and will be VOC for a whopping 16 seconds, between 6:20:08 AM PDT and 6:20:24 AM PDT! The Moon says, “Welcome back to Capricorn, lil’ Pluto!”

[13:56] Pluto retrograde enters Capricorn on June 11th (2:35 AM PDT). Pluto entered Aquarius on March 23rd, 2023. It stations direct on October 10th, 2023 at 27°53’ Capricorn.  Pluto was at these degrees the first week of January 2023. How well are we doing with the practical considerations of Pluto in Capricorn?

[16:05] Mercury trines Pluto on June 11th (3:26:04 AM PDT) at 29°59’ of Taurus and Capricorn and enters Gemini 32 seconds later (3:26:36 AM PDT). The Sabian symbol for Pluto is 30 Capricorn, A secret business conference. Use the power of information in the most impactful way possible.

[17:58] Mercury will enter Gemini, one of its domiciles, on June 11th (3:26 AM PDT). It will be in Gemini until June 26, 2023  Use this time to catch up on all things Gemini, such as short-distance travel, taking tests, socializing and conquering a pile of paperwork.

[18:38] On June 11th (8:39 AM PDT), Venus squares Jupiter at 05°37’ Leo and Taurus.  This is the first of three squares that Venus will make with Jupiter; the second is on August 22nd while Venus is retrograde, and then again on September 16th, 2023.  This combo can equal a tremendous appetite for whatever it is we like. Venus is on the Sabian symbol, 6 Leo, Old-fashioned woman and up to date girl.  Jupiter is on 6 Taurus, A bridge being built across a gorge.

[20:42] Listener Stephanie asks via SpeakPipe about interpreting an aspect between two planets in a chart.

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