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Episode 240 | Venus and Mars’ Sexy Sextile, and AstroCartography!

Episode 240 | Venus and Mars’ Sexy Sextile, and Astrocartography!

This week, Mercury makes mellifluous music with Saturn and Uranus; the Aries Last Quarter Moon moves to finish up the Gemini New Moon’s work; Venus connects with Mars in a fun, productive, and sexy aspect; Saturn turns retrograde, a cue to look within for authority; and April answers a listener question about astrocartography. Plus: Gondoliers, overeating, biker rallies and knife fighting workshops!

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[1:16] Mercury trines Saturn on June 26 (11:09 am PDT) at 19°25’ Cancer and Pisces. Mercury is on the Sabian symbol 20 Cancer, Gondoliers in serenade and Saturn is on 20 Pisces, A table set for an evening meal. Mellifluous communication flows like a chocolate fountain at a wedding reception.

[2:49] Moon Report! The Aries Last Quarter Moon on June 28 (2:53 pm PDT) at 07°40’ Aries and Cancer. The Sabian symbol for the Last Quarter Moon is 8 Aries, A large hat with streamers flying, facing east and the Sun is on 8 Cancer, Rabbits dressed up in clothes and on parade. Finish those plans seeded at the Gemini New Moon (June 6, 2024) with flair and prep for the upcoming New Moon in Cancer.

[4:23] Lunar Phase Family Cycle (LPFC). This is also the Last Quarter in an LPFC that began at the March 31, 2022 New Moon at 11°30’ Aries.The First Quarter Moon in this cycle was on Dec. 29, 2022, and the Full Moon on Sept. 29, 2023. Take one more major action toward reaching those Aries goals!

[5:48] Void-of-Course (VOC) Moon periods. On June 25 (3:30 pm PDT), the Moon in Aquarius squares Uranus. It’s VOC for about 7 ½ hours, then enters Pisces (11:07 pm PDT). Have you been too focused on getting along at the expense of your individuality?

[7:48] On June 28 (1:44 am PDT), the Moon in Pisces conjuncts Neptune. It’s VOC for 8 minutes, then enters Aries (1:52 am PDT). A practical task can help you out of any Pisces-Neptune malaise.

[9:25] The Moon in Aries squares Mercury in Cancer on June 29 (9:57 pm PDT). It’s VOC for about 7 hours, then enters Taurus on June 30 (5:00 am PDT). Try finding a balance between being too blunt and not being clear about what you want.

[11:02] On June 28 (9:49 pm PDT), Venus sextiles Mars at 14°39’ Cancer and Taurus. Venus is on the Sabian symbol, 15 Cancer, Group who have overeaten and enjoyed it and Mars is on 15 Taurus, A man muffled up with a rakish silk hat. When sexy time knocks, answer.

[12:23] Saturn stations retrograde on June 29 (12:06 pm PDT) at 19°25’ Pisces on the Sabian symbol 20 Pisces, A table set for an evening meal. Saturn will be retrograde until Nov. 15, 2024. Look within for a sense of authority. It may not be the best time to start a culinary business and construction projects may take longer than expected.

[14:41] Mercury sextiles Uranus on June 29 (7:20 pm PDT) at 25°40’ Cancer and Taurus. Mercury is on the symbol 26 Cancer, Contentment and happiness in luxury, people reading on davenports and Uranus is on 26 Taurus, A Spaniard serenading his senorita. Harmonious changes portend.

[16:10] Listener SteveTheHammer23 asks about astrocartography. Check out your planetary lines and/or create a relocation chart (Click on Horoscopes > Extended Chart Selection > Round > Chart type > Relocation chart – needs ref. Place > Default settings > Reference place) on For an astrolocality reading, check with Ralph MacIntyre.

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