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Episode 84 | Venus Enters Cancer: Everything’s Coming Up Throw Pillows!

Show Notes for episode 84 (May 31, 2021)

84 | Venus enters Cancer: Everything’s Coming Up Throw Pillows!

After a sentimental detour into their favorite hits from 1984, April and Jen savor the Sun’s cuddle with the North Node; welcome a kinder, gentler Last Quarter Moon in Pisces; hit Bed, Bath, & Beyond with Venus in home-loving Cancer; bask in Saturn’s support of their Solar creative efforts; try to sort out a hopelessly confused Mercury retrograde square Neptune; and give up on fighting City Hall as Mars opposes Pluto. Plus: Gouda, throw pillows, and peripatetic chicken statues.

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00:30 – To April’s delight, June 4 is National Hug Your Cat Day AND National Cheese Day! And happily for Jen and a special canine someone in her life, June 5 is National Black Bear Day!

01:22 – We continue our musical tribute with our favorite songs from 1984: April goes with Cyndi Lauper’s “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun” and John Waite’s “Missing You.” Jen picks fellow Minnesotan Prince’s “Let’s Go Crazy” and “Get Up, Stand Up” by Bob Marley and the Wailers. Sing along with our full 1980s playlist: .

04:33 – The Sun conjoins the North Node (May 31), a signal that we’re in the heart of eclipse season. The North Node moves us forward, and with the Sun conjunct this point, our will and creative energy are the impetus. Be willing to be seen!

07:31 *MOONWATCH!* The Pisces Last Quarter Moon (June 2) at 11.59 Pisces/Gemini urges us to complete chapters begun at the May 11 Taurus New Moon, as well as from March 2019. What did you initiate then, and how are you doing so far? Look at the big picture and take a gentle approach.

12:02 – Venus enters Cancer (June 2 – 28), and soon trines Jupiter in Pisces (June 3). This is a homebody Venus that enjoys being with people she loves and cooking for them. Want to beautify your home? Tip: Watch spending as Venus trines Jupiter. The more throw-pillows the better!

15:42 – Order April’s Followed by a Moonshadow Eclipse Report ()! Woot!

16:38 – As the Sun trines Saturn (June 3) at 13.24 Gemini/Aquarius, Saturn helps us use our unpolished, natural gifts to best advantage. Saturn now supports and rewards the work we did at the May 3 Sun/Saturn square. This aspect can rein in Venus/Jupiter excesses. Appropriately, April finds Saturn all too exhausting to talk about.

19:06 – Mercury made its first of three squares to Neptune on May 22. This week brings the second square (June 5); it will make a third on July 6. Three chances to cut through the fog. Plus, a recap of Mercury’s current retrograde season.

21:25 – Mars/Pluto came together in March 2020 as the pandemic emerged; as Mars opposes Pluto (June 5, at 27.27 Cancer/Capricorn), we can now see where we’re at. Mars in Cancer hesitates to go on the offensive, but can get pinchy when cornered. It’s tough to beat Pluto, though! Mars in Cancer is ruled by the Moon in Aries today, though, and won’t give in without a fight (but don’t go looking for one). Rely on your ability to build alliances to protect yourself and your interests.

26:38 – Thanks for listening! Be sure to follow, rate and review, and tell a friend! You can read the full transcript of this episode here and leave your comments below. What’s your favorite song from 1984?

27:21 – This episode is brought to you by kind donors Robert Murdock, Colleen Moffett, and Sharmeen Khan! If you like the show, you can always make a contribution at (If you donate $5 or more, we’ll invite you to our special episodes for the equinoxes/solstices!)

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