Arlan Wise, Astrologer

Arlan-WiseIsland astrologer Arlan Wise shares her astrological forecasts with us each week on Mondays. This column is like a cosmic weather report. It is written for everyone based on the sign the moon is in that day and what the planets are doing. Don’t be confused by the signs. This is not like the usual Sun sign astrology columns you see. Go to www.arlanwise.com and click on How To Read this Column for a full explanation. To arrange a personal reading, phone her at 1-(508)-645-9292.

August starts with Mars challenging Jupiter. The tension and conflicts we saw in July will continue and escalate. It will be hard to find a place to compromise as two sides each feel they are in the right. You can use this energy to spur you on to new levels of creativity if you reject negative emotions and act from a place of love.
August ends with Mars joining Saturn. They are good at bringing things to completion. Intense is the world to describe August. Try to stay happy and open and honest to avoid discord in your life. Pray for peace.

Monday, August 25 – Moon in Virgo. Today’s new moon is a good time to start a diet or a new health regimen. Change the pattern of how you take care of yourself to a better one. Mars and Saturn meet in Scorpio to bring endings and reveal harsh truths. It’s like coming up to a cosmic stop sign that makes you look around before you can go any further. You’ll see where you need to let go of emotional baggage and attitudes.

Tuesday, August 26 – Moon in Virgo. Venus now comes to face Saturn and they reinforce what you already know about your love and money issues. There is no room for illusions; it’s time to face facts even though they may be unpleasant. It may be time to end the summer romance, to make a commitment to one you want to continue, and to create a budget that is realistic. Do tomorrow’s work today.

Wednesday, August 27 – Moon VC Virgo, enters Libra 5:54 pm. Venus and Mars challenge each other and give you the energy to pick up the pieces that are left from the past two days. They tell you take action to move your life forward.  Clean out the clutter from your desk and workspace. Bring clothes, books, and tools to the thrift store. Clear the decks so you can make a fresh start.

Thursday, August 28 – Moon in Libra. Summertime fun is coming to an end. Use today and tomorrow to enjoy yourself in the ways you can only do when the weather is good and your mind lets you go out to play. Pair off with a favorite friend and go shopping, walk on the beach or in the park, or play an outdoor sport. Find an occasion to get dressed up.

Friday, August 29 – Moon in Libra, VC 12 pm. Work in the morning and then start your holiday weekend early. The Sun and Neptune stand in opposition and want you to find ways to help and be of service. You need to make balance between dreaming and doing. Tonight is the night to go out and party and socialize.

Saturday, August 30 – Moon in Scorpio. You may change your plans, as you are feeling serious this weekend. There’s an energy in the air that has you introspective and self absorbed. Make time to wander off alone. It’s a fertile day to plant and transplant. You can uncover missing objects and find answers to knotty problems while you work in the garden.

Sunday, August 31 – Moon in Scorpio. It’s a good day to look back over the past three months and see how you have changed as a result of what happened. Bring your journal up to date. Be careful not to get involved in someone’s power struggle and recognize it for the personal drama that it is. Do something that you feel passionate about.

Arlan-WiseIsland astrologer Arlan Wise shares her astrological forecasts with us each week on Mondays. This column is like a cosmic weather report. It is written for everyone based on the sign the moon is in that day and what the planets are doing. Don’t be confused by the signs. This is not like the usual Sun sign astrology columns you see. Go to www.arlanwise.com and click on How To Read this Column for a full explanation. To arrange a personal reading, phone her at 1-(508)-645-9292.

August starts with Mars challenging Jupiter. The tension and conflicts we saw in July will continue and escalate. It will be hard to find a place to compromise as two sides each feel they are in the right. You can use this energy to spur you on to new levels of creativity if you reject negative emotions and act from a place of love.
August ends with Mars joining Saturn. They are good at bringing things to completion. Intense is the world to describe August. Try to stay happy and open and honest to avoid discord in your life. Pray for peace.

Monday, August 18 – Moon in Gemini. Today is a lucky day. It’s especially auspicious for Leos, children, artists, and lovers. Send your creative work out to be seen. Promote yourself to the public. Venus and Jupiter meet and tell you to have confidence in yourself and that you can make your dreams come true. They unlock your writer’s block and tell you to get on with it.

Tuesday, August 19 – Moon in Gemini. It’s the day to take care of answering emails, returning phone calls, and mailing documents. It’s also good for sending in applications and proposals. Contact your siblings and catch up on their news. Talk with your neighbors to see if there are any local problems you can help with. Sit down and write that thing that’s been loitering in your mind.

Wednesday, August 20 – Moon in Cancer. Your feelings will catch up to you today. Sit with them and sort them into useful ones to ponder and self-pitying ones to let go of. It’s a fertile day for any planting and another good day to preserve food to have in the winter. Call Mom and see what’s going on in her world. Go swimming or boating if you can.

Thursday, August 21 – Moon in Cancer, VC 3:34 pm. Do tomorrow’s important work today. A long VC period starts this afternoon. You’ll feel where people, especially family members, are lying or withholding truth from you and you’ll need to speak out about it. Bring matters up from the darkness. Cook your favorite summer comfort foods for dinner.

Friday, August 22 – Moon VC Cancer. Today is the last day of Leo so go out and enjoy the best that summer has to offer. Have an impromptu potluck party outside on the beach or in a park. Have a fling with someone you’ve had your eye on all summer. Spend time in the garden or yard to plant and weed. Take the kids to the water or to somewhere special like a county fair.

Saturday, August 23 – Moon in Leo. The Sun enters Virgo at 12:46 am. The moon touches Jupiter and Venus to make today a loving and happy one. Put your worries and problems on the shelf and go have fun. Do those things that you can only do in summer, the ones you didn’t get a chance to do or didn’t do enough.  Mars and Chiron team up to enhance any healing you are doing, both physical and psychological.

Sunday, August 24 – Moon VC Leo. It’s another day to be on vacation from all the things you should be doing. Do what makes you happy. Let your inner child out to play with other kids and enjoy the moments. Have a carefree day since you don’t get very many. Tonight is the dark of the moon. Go outside and appreciate the dark sky.

 

Arlan-WiseIsland astrologer Arlan Wise shares her astrological forecasts with us each week on Mondays. This column is like a cosmic weather report. It is written for everyone based on the sign the moon is in that day and what the planets are doing. Don’t be confused by the signs. This is not like the usual Sun sign astrology columns you see. Go to www.arlanwise.com and click on How To Read this Column for a full explanation. To arrange a personal reading, phone her at 1-(508)-645-9292.

August starts with Mars challenging Jupiter. The tension and conflicts we saw in July will continue and escalate. It will be hard to find a place to compromise as two sides each feel they are in the right. You can use this energy to spur you on to new levels of creativity if you reject negative emotions and act from a place of love.
August ends with Mars joining Saturn. They are good at bringing things to completion. Intense is the world to describe August. Try to stay happy and open and honest to avoid discord in your life. Pray for peace.

 Monday, August 11 – Moon VC Aquarius, enters Pisces 8:55 am. You’ll feel your answers today instead of thinking them out. Let your right brain out to play and give it the run of the day. You’ll be surprised with what happens if you do. Do the summer water activities that bring you joy. Donate to the food bank or other worthy charity.

Tuesday, August 12 – Moon in Pisces, VC 12:01 pm. Float through the day and let yourself be distracted by the beauty around you. Even if you’re in the middle of a city, you’ll see the weed growing through a crack in the sidewalk. Venus moves into Leo to add romance and drama to your love life. She wants you to shine and open your heart to love everyone unconditionally.

Wednesday, August 13 – Moon VC Pisces, enters Aries 9 am. There are enough planets in fire signs to give you big shot of energy. Don’t sit still but use today to promote your pet projects and to sell yourself where you need to. You’ll have the confidence to do that or any other thing that has seemed scary to you.  Try to beat your personal best on many levels.

Thursday, August 14 – Moon in Aries. Keep running and doing, you can rest this weekend. Try new ventures and experiment with what you’ve been thinking about. You need to be on your own to do things your way. You’ll be too impatient to wait for anyone to catch up to you. Work off excess energy with some physical activity. Enjoy a summer evening out.

Friday, August 15 – Moon in Aries, VC from 11:50 am until 11:58 am when it enters Taurus. Note the short VC period, it happens like that sometimes. Mercury enters his own sign of Virgo and takes a broom to sweep the cobwebs out of your mind. He makes you correct where your communications have become sloppy. He and the Taurus moon restore your common sense and help you plan ahead.

Saturday, August 16 – Moon in Taurus. Today is a good day to shop at a farmers market or vegetable stands for local produce to can and freeze. Check out the yard sales and find bargains. Plant a second crop and harvest what is ready for eating or for giving to friends. Buy that piece of art or photograph you saw and keep thinking about. Enjoy live music tonight.

Sunday, August 17 – Moon VC Taurus, enters Gemini 6:41 pm. Make this a vacation day. Laze around, go out for Sunday brunch, nap in the hammock, and rest. Have some summer fun while you still can. This is sensuous energy so pamper your body and feel good. Have a tryst with your loved one and make love in the afternoon. Leave the phone calls and email until tonight.

 

Arlan-WiseIsland astrologer Arlan Wise shares her astrological forecasts with us each week on Mondays. This column is like a cosmic weather report. It is written for everyone based on the sign the moon is in that day and what the planets are doing. Don’t be confused by the signs. This is not like the usual Sun sign astrology columns you see. Go to www.arlanwise.com and click on How To Read this Column for a full explanation. To arrange a personal reading, phone her at 1-(508)-645-9292.

August starts with Mars challenging Jupiter. The tension and conflicts we saw in July will continue and escalate. It will be hard to find a place to compromise as two sides each feel they are in the right. You can use this energy to spur you on to new levels of creativity if you reject negative emotions and act from a place of love.
August ends with Mars joining Saturn. They are good at bringing things to completion. Intense is the world to describe August. Try to stay happy and open and honest to avoid discord in your life. Pray for peace.

 Monday, August 4 – Moon in Scorpio, VC 1:43 pm. You have the morning to work on things that must be done and the afternoon to devote to the things you want to do. The moon has his monthly meeting with Saturn and gives you the chance to discard what has been holding you back. Revive and refresh yourself with water. Try to go swimming or boating or just walk alongside it.

Tuesday, August 5 – Moon in Sagittarius. This is a lucky day. The fire element is prominent, letting you go out and take a risk. It is not a day to stay indoors. It’s a day to leave your comfort zone and expand your boundaries. There is potential for healing and any procedures, especially the ones you’ve postponed and put off, will go well, be they dental, medical, or visit to the veterinarian. It’s also a good day for therapy of any kind.

Wednesday, August 6 – Moon in Sagittarius, VC 10:52 am. Keep riding with this fiery energy. Get up on a horse, go on a boat, rollerblade, bike, or hike a new trail. Stay outdoors and have fun. Do your phone calls, emails, and Skyping in the morning so you can have time in the afternoon to play.  It’s a day to enjoy the activities you can only do in the summer.

Thursday, August 7 – Moon VC Sagittarius, enters Capricorn 9:39 am. Your focus returns to work and on what you want to accomplish. You can put your ideas into a solid form and make them real. Take that next step towards creating your work of art. Find time to help those who need help.  Support a charity or go out and do some volunteer work. Dance the night away.

Friday, August 8 – Moon in Capricorn. Loosen up on your limits and add newness to your schedule. The Sun and Mercury meet and give you a bounty of new ideas. Uranus steps in and opens up the box where you keep your most eccentric thoughts and holds them up to you. Winnow through and pick out the good ones and start to use them. Nothing will go as planned today.

Saturday, August 9 – Moon VC Capricorn, enters Aquarius 9:52 am. The Sun and Saturn meet to review your behavior and give you new assignments if you’ve done well the past four months or send you back to square one if you haven’t. They insist you let go of fantasies and wishful thinking and go with what’s real. You may feel a bit deflated but you can see the big picture. No planting this weekend.

Sunday, August 10 – Moon in Aquarius, VC 6:12 pm. Today’s full moon brings you back to August of 1999. Think about that time and how it may relate to what’s going on right now. Your thoughts have power and can be used to help others. Open your heart and let it influence your mind. Be the stable force as you meditate, pray, or brainstorm in a group.

 

Arlan-WiseIsland astrologer Arlan Wise shares her astrological forecasts with us each week on Mondays. This column is like a cosmic weather report. It is written for everyone based on the sign the moon is in that day and what the planets are doing. Don’t be confused by the signs. This is not like the usual Sun sign astrology columns you see. Go to www.arlanwise.com and click on How To Read this Column for a full explanation. To arrange a personal reading, phone her at 1-(508)-645-9292.

July has some exciting changes – Mercury turns direct on July 1. You can now take giant steps forward into the future. This ends a long series of retrograde planets that has been going on since January.

Jupiter ends his sojourn in Cancer, the sign where he is happiest and most expansive. He has been there since the end of June of last year. He enters July to bring a year of opportunity to Leos and other fire signs. Jupiter in Leo helps you open up your heart and gives you the confidence to create in your own individual way. His last visit to Leo was in 2002-2003.

Saturn ends his retrograde period in mid-July and thus begins to end the stress he has been giving to those with to those with planets in 16-20 degrees of Scorpio, Taurus, Leo, and Aquarius. He moves forward to enter Sagittarius at Christmastime.

Mars finally leaves Libra. He has been there since December and it’s time for a change. Mars in Scorpio can bring out the dark side of people but is great for concentration and research.

Monday, June 30 – Moon in Leo. This is the last day of Mercury’s retrograde phase so hold back and pick fun over work, if you can. Meet with friends for lunch and enjoy the day. Take the kids out for a special treat. Stay away from the garden except to weed. Try to complete this month’s personal projects with a creative flair.  Open your heart to receive.

Tuesday, July 1 – Moon VC Leo, enters Virgo 5:24 pm. Mercury turns direct at 8:50 am. Even though Mercury flips around early in the morning, you want to treat today as if he is still retrograde because the moon is Void-of-Course for the whole workday. Finish up your old work and find time to have some fun. Play with the kids and have fun.

Wednesday, July 2 – Moon in Virgo. This is the day you’ve been waiting for. You can put your plans in action and start a new things to do list. It’s a good day to do things like begin a new job, hire someone, buy office equipment, and get organized. You’ll see life in a clear light and can make good decisions. Weed the garden.

Thursday, July 3 – Moon in Virgo. You can be productive and feel good about what you accomplish. Work long hours so you can enjoy the holiday weekend. Finish up doing the damage control for last month’s mistakes. Make a list of what you want to do this summer and decide when you will do it. Call for doctor, dentist, and vet appointments.

Friday, July 4 – Moon in Libra. It’s a good moon for a holiday. Go out and celebrate with your friends and neighbors. The Sun and Pluto have their yearly standoff which can cause upheavals. Be alert for anything suspicious and stay safe. Use care if you set off fireworks, literally and emotionally, as simmering family issues can erupt today. Err to the side of caution.

Saturday, July 5 – Moon in Libra. You’ll feel undercurrents from things said and done yesterday. Calm your nerves by planting more flowers. Continue enjoying the holiday. Try to find time to get some quality one-on-one time with your partner. Do something special to make the relationship more exciting.

Sunday, July 6 – Moon in Libra, VC from 11:31 am until 3:34 pm when it enters Scorpio. Have a lazy day. Relax and enjoy just not doing much. Meet friends for a picnic or potluck dinner or at a favorite restaurant. Tour the nurseries and find interesting plants for your garden. Today is His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s birthday. Do an act of kindness in his honor.

Arlan-WiseIsland astrologer Arlan Wise shares her astrological forecasts with us each week on Mondays. This column is like a cosmic weather report. It is written for everyone based on the sign the moon is in that day and what the planets are doing. Don’t be confused by the signs. This is not like the usual Sun sign astrology columns you see. Go to www.arlanwise.com and click on How To Read this Column for a full explanation. To arrange a personal reading, phone her at 1-(508)-645-9292.

Mercury is in retrograde motion for most of June – he begins moving backwards on June 7 and stays that way until July 1. He will travel from 3 degrees of Cancer back to 24 degrees of Gemini. Where those degrees fall in your chart is the area of life that need revising and review. Summer Solstice is on June. 21. The fact that the season starts with Mercury retrograde adds twists and turns to your expectations for this summer. You need to stay flexible and jump at any opportunities that present themselves. Both Neptune and Chiron turn retrograde during June and set a theme for the summer that requires you to depend on you right brain for answers and directions.

Monday, June 16 – Moon in Aquarius. This is the last day for a few months when the element of Air is strong, which makes it easy to access thoughts and be objective about them. Try to rethink some of your fixed opinions and replace them from a fresh point of view. Write and/or speak your mind concerning community issues. Bring new life into any group you belong to by refreshing ideas.

Tuesday, June 17 – Moon in Aquarius, VC 2:07 pm until 2:28 pm when it enters Pisces. Hold a brainstorming session at work this morning. Mercury backs up into Gemini and gives you a different list of things to reconsider. It is impressive to see how powerful a group of minds working together can be. You can plant in the afternoon.

Wednesday, June 18 – Moon in Pisces. Today is a lovely day when your wishes can come true. Venus and Jupiter, the two planets who bestow grace and goodies, are strolling together and want to give you good luck and help you find bargains. It’s a great day to plant. It’s a good day to put in berry bushes. Be generous with your money and spirit.

Thursday, June 19 – Moon in Pisces, VC from 3:06 pm until 5:26 pm when it enters Aries. You will continue to feel the blessings that the planets gave out yesterday. The Sun and Mercury meet to tell us that this current retrograde phase of Mercury is half over. You’ll be flooded with new ideas and can feel which ones are keepers. Write them down so you can act on them later. Get your planting done in the morning.

Friday, June 20 – Moon in Aries. Today is the last day of Spring. Think back over the past three months and reconsider the decisions you made. Ponder over what you want to bring into the new season and what is over and done with. Chiron turns retrograde and ushers in a time to focus on what you have to heal within yourself. Immerse your body in water in his honor.

Saturday, June 21 – Moon in Aries, VC from 6:24 pm until 9:03 pm when it enters Taurus. The Sun enters Cancer at 6:51 am and it’s Summer!!! Make a vow to take this summer on your own terms and do the things you always want to do but never quite get to. Start with taking a risk and doing something unusual. You want to go beyond your personal best on many levels.

Sunday, June 22 – Moon in Taurus. Spend your day at the nurseries and in the garden. Stay outdoors as much as you can. Visit a farm with children and marvel at the animals. Go to farmer’s markets and buy the fresh produce. Wander around art galleries and buy something that inspires you. It’s a good night to forget the diet and go on a chocolate binge.

Arlan-WiseIsland astrologer Arlan Wise shares her astrological forecasts with us each week on Mondays. This column is like a cosmic weather report. It is written for everyone based on the sign the moon is in that day and what the planets are doing. Don’t be confused by the signs. This is not like the usual Sun sign astrology columns you see. Go to www.arlanwise.com and click onHow To Read this Column for a full explanation. To arrange a personal reading, phone her at 1-(508)-645-9292.

Mercury is in retrograde motion for most of June – he begins moving backwards on June 7 and stays that way until July 1. This gives you one week to get ready and do all the things best done when Mercury is direct – shop for expensive items, fix what should be repaired so it doesn’t break at an inopportune time, put in orders, start new projects, take a new job or hire a new employee. He will travel from 3 degrees of Cancer back to 24 degrees of Gemini. Where those degrees fall in your chart is the area of life that need revising and review.

Summer Solstice is on June 21. The fact that the season starts with Mercury retrograde adds twists and turns to your expectations for this summer. You need to stay flexible and jump at any opportunities that present themselves. Both Neptune and Chiron turn retrograde during June and set a theme for the summer that requires you to depend on you right brain for answers and directions.

Monday, June 2 – Moon in Leo. June begins with an optimistic outlook. You have to do the important work for the month during three days of this week while Mercury is still in direct motion and the moon is active. Put in your orders, start your projects, and sign legal documents. Resist the urge to play and party, there’s plenty of time for that later on. Don’t waste any time today.

Tuesday, June 3 – Moon in Leo, VC 10:42 am. Get up early to use the good morning hours. Set things up so you can just follow through during the rest of the day. Stay out of the garden except to mow or weed. Meet with friends to share meals and play games. Take the kids outside and enjoy the long evening light.

Wednesday, June 4 – Moon VC Leo, enters Virgo 10:20 am. Start moving once the moon changes sign and keep working for the next two days since they are the only ones that are good for business. Make lists and stay on task. Order the things you need and go shopping for the big-ticket items. Get the car and computer serviced. Buy new phones, iPads, and printers.

Thursday, June 5 – Moon in Virgo. Today is the last good day you get to work with a direct, although slow moving, Mercury. Call to schedule the appointments you need to make. Create a plan you can follow for the month. Organize your office and home. Get the important things done today. Work late into the night and do tomorrow’s work.

Friday, June 6 – Moon VC Virgo. Finish up what you started this week. Let the day flow on as you clean up and recycle old papers and bottles. The Sun and Uranus giggle at your efforts and tempt you to do something outside your comfort zone. Let their spontaneity take over at least a part of the day. Eat a healthy dinner tonight and make a plan to improve your diet.

Saturday, June 7 – Moon in Libra. Mercury turns retrograde at 7:57 am.  Everything will seem different, as if you’re looking from the other side of the mirror. Welcome this new perspective. It’s a good day to plant flowers and flowering bushes. Pay back your social obligations with an impromptu dinner party. Catch up on your friend’s news and other gossip. This can be a lovely relaxing day if you let things be.

Sunday, June 8 – Moon in Libra, VC 3:47 pm. Plant more flowers and then go back to an art gallery and buy that picture that’s hanging around in your mind, the one you liked and almost bought. The Sun challenges Chiron and they help you to give another look at what you do to keep yourself healthy and realize what is working for you and what isn’t. The energy is hot for a passionate sensuous evening.

Arlan-WiseIsland astrologer Arlan Wise shares her astrological forecasts with us each week on Mondays. This column is like a cosmic weather report. It is written for everyone based on the sign the moon is in that day and what the planets are doing. Don’t be confused by the signs. This is not like the usual Sun sign astrology columns you see. Go towww.arlanwise.com and click onHow To Read this Column for a full explanation. To arrange a personal reading, phone her at 1-(508)-645-9292.

May brings relief from the tension of the past few months. Mars continues to move in retrograde motion until the evening of May 19. You are probably used to his sluggish energy by now. When he turns direct it will take some adjustment to be able to say I want to do this and then go out and be able to do it on the first try. You might pick up projects you laid aside or find that you need to stop putting your energy into a losing venture. Listen to your intuition. Mars has taught you how you need to refine your relationship skills and that it’s important to be aware of your temper. Mars turns direct at 9 degrees of Libra.

There is a short window for action between May 20 and June 7, the day Mercury begins his next retrograde cycle. Use this time well.

May seems to have an unusually large amount of days where the moon is VC all day. Pay attention and adjust your schedule to accommodate this.

Monday, May 19 – Moon in Aquarius. Mars turns direct at 9:31 pm. You’ll feel him stop and get ready to change direction and the energy of the day will reflect this. We are also at the end of Taurus. Today is a day of transition when you want to look ahead and leave any old obstacles behind you. It is easier than usual to see the big picture so look at that, not at the petty stuff.

Tuesday, May 20 – Moon in Aquarius, VC 6:21 pm. The Sun enters Gemini 10:59 pm. Since this is the last day when you have Taurus giving you his common sense advice, take advantage of being able to focus and stay grounded. It’s a good day to shop for big-ticket items, decide on and make calls to schedule home repairs, and pay attention to your body. Everyone will seem stubborn today so don’t push your opinion, just listen.

Wednesday, May 21 – Moon in Pisces. Use your intuition to tell you what to do today. Your feeling sense is strong and will pull in good information. It won’t be as easy to continue in one direction so give yourself a few options and don’t worry if nothing gets finished today. It’s a perfect day to plant berry bushes and other kinds of shrubs.

Thursday, May 22- Moon in Pisces. You can keep on planting and expect good results. This is a very fertile moon. The weekend will not be good for planting so don’t think about waiting to garden.  Be helpful to others who can use some assistance. Go out of your way to do some acts of kindness. Your generosity will be rewarded later on.

Friday, May 23 – Moon VC Pisces, enters Aries 12:01 pm. Dream through the morning and imagine all good things coming to you. Your energy picks up after lunch and you can catch up with what didn’t get done this week. It will be hard to sit still and you need to multitask and move around quickly. Meet with friends tonight and do something that is daring and exciting.

Saturday, May 24 – Moon in Aries. If your garden calls to you, go do some weeding and cultivating. It’s a great day to mow the lawn. Jupiter and Saturn blend their energies and show you that a combination of wishing and working produces good results. Let your inner daredevil out to play. Go do what you want to do after you’ve gotten what you have to do done.

Sunday, May 25 – Moon in Aries, VC from 11:58 am until 5:28 am when it enters Taurus. It’s a lazy Sunday and a good day to be on holiday. Let go of your shoulds and oughts and take a day for yourself. Do your favorite sports. Take the dog for a long walk. Protect your head and hold on to your temper. Don’t let anyone rile you up.

Arlan-WiseIsland astrologer Arlan Wise shares her astrological forecasts with us each week on Mondays. This column is like a cosmic weather report. It is written for everyone based on the sign the moon is in that day and what the planets are doing. Don’t be confused by the signs. This is not like the usual Sun sign astrology columns you see. Go to www.arlanwise.com and click on How To Read this Column for a full explanation. To arrange a personal reading, phone her at 1-(508)-645-9292.

May brings relief from the tension of the past few months. Mars continues to move in retrograde motion until the evening of May 19. You are probably used to his sluggish energy by now. When he turns direct it will take some adjustment to be able to say I want to do this and then go out and be able to do it on the first try. You might pick up projects you laid aside or find that you need to stop putting your energy into a losing venture. Listen to your intuition. Mars has taught you how you need to refine your relationship skills and that it’s important to be aware of your temper. Mars turns direct at 9 degrees of Libra.

There is a short window for action between May 20 and June 7, the day Mercury begins his next retrograde cycle. Use this time well.

May seems to have an unusually large amount of days where the moon is VC all day. Pay attention and adjust your schedule to accommodate this.

Monday, May 12 – Moon VC Libra, enters Scorpio 9:07 pm. The moon is void all day. Leave your serious work until tomorrow and fill today with socializing, networking, and firming up your relationships. It’s a good day to redecorate. Put away the winter items and make your home and office bright and sunny. Buy some new artwork for your walls.

Tuesday, May 13 – Moon in Scorpio. You need to get the whole week’s work done in the next three days. You’ll do best if you tackle the assignments that interest you personally. You can go in depth on a topic and follow it through to the end. It’s a great day for planting, one of the best this month, so make time to do your gardening after work.

Wednesday, May 14 – Moon in Scorpio, VC 3:16 pm. Today’s full moon is called the Buddha moon. It is an auspicious day to meditate and sit in stillness. Jupiter and Chiron enhance this opportunity to find inner peace. Venus and Pluto combine and ask you to go deep inside and examine where your passions lie. You may need to rebel against the restrictions another is placing upon you.

Thursday, May 15 – Moon in Sagittarius. Even though you know you have to do tomorrow’s work today, you’ll feel restless and want to break out of your work routine. Your mind seeks stimulation and new encounters. You can awake to new possibilities and find new things and new people to love. Find a group to exercise with so you’ll get out to be more active.

Friday, May 16 – Moon VC Sagittarius. Save the important work for tomorrow when the energy for it is better and use today as your weekend play day, if you can. Get outside and take a long walk, or bike ride, or kayak. Do something athletic and fun. It’s a barren moon so avoid the garden.

Thursday, May 17 – Moon in Capricorn. Go back over what you did this past week and make any necessary corrections. Reorganize your schedule for next few months and take another look at all your lists of priorities. You can have conversations that will heal old wounds if you are honest with your words. Ask elderly friends for their wisdom on the situation.

Friday, May 18 – Moon in Capricorn. Today is a good day to think about and take steps towards your future. Give your career a boost with enthusiasm towards developing and growing it. There’s luck in the air if you make an effort to find it. You can meet, or contact, people who are beneficial for you. Plant root crops and bulbs on this earthy day.

Arlan-WiseIsland astrologer Arlan Wise shares her astrological forecasts with us each week on Mondays. This column is like a cosmic weather report. It is written for everyone based on the sign the moon is in that day and what the planets are doing. Don’t be confused by the signs. This is not like the usual Sun sign astrology columns you see. Go to arlanwise.com and click on How To Read this Column for a full explanation. To arrange a personal reading, phone her at 508-645-9292.

The tension of the month culminates with the powerful solar eclipse on Tuesday, April 29. There’ll be a whole lot of shaking going on, in the world and in your life.

Monday, April 28 – Moon VC Aries, enters Taurus 10:23 am. This is an old moon on the day before a powerful solar eclipse. It’s another day to hold back on initiating new projects. Take it slow and easy. It’s okay to feel tired, so try to take a nap when you can. This is good energy for getting rid of stuff and taking it to the recycling center or thrift store.

Tuesday, April 29 – Moon in Taurus. Today is the new moon and a solar eclipse. Something new is starting which can increase the comfort level of your material world. Spend some time appreciating nature and contemplate the serenity of the earth element that manifests in this season. Plant a tree. Take time for prayer or reciting mantras. It is a spiritually auspicious day when you will receive great benefit from meditation.

Wednesday, April 30 – Moon in Taurus, VC from 11:53 am until 4:56 pm when it enters Gemini. The energy is still unsettled from yesterday’s eclipse. Do what you need to do during the morning or late afternoon and spend the middle of the day on a long lunch with friends or taking a walk in the woods. Quiet your mind so you can listen to what your inner voice is saying to you.

Thursday, May 1 – Moon in Gemini, VC 7:32 pm. It’s May Day aka Beltane, an ancient day for holding fertility rituals. Keep them symbolic, as this is not a fertile moon for planting. Your mind will be full of good ideas and it is a productive day to put them in action. Feed your curiosity; you’ll need to ask a lot of questions. You have the energy to do two days’ work so do tomorrow’s important tasks.

Friday, May 2 – Moon VC Gemini. Mercury and Saturn urge you to sit and do that writing you have been putting aside. You can research for facts you want to document and have the mental agility to search in various places. Venus enters Aries and she becomes more daring and insists that you add some thrills to your life. She shows you how to have love on your own terms.

Saturday, May 3 – Moon in Cancer. This is the weekend to plant! You won’t find a better time so spend some long hours in the garden and yard. It’s also a prime day to loosen up and make some major changes in your life patterns. Be dynamic in rooting out places where you are stuck and throwing what’s used and outgrown into your psyche’s compost pile.

Sunday, May 4 – Moon in Cancer. Keep on planting. The seeds you plant today will grow well. It’s a day to cook for and feed the family. Gather with as many family members as you can and share happy memories while you eat together. Have an early celebration of Mother’s Day since Cancer moon wants to honor mother.