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Melodie is a full-time professional astrologer with a background in Psychology. She has been studying astrology for more than 30 years and has been teaching, writing and speaking professionally since 1995. For more information or to schedule a session with Melodie, click here:

Weekly Astrology Forecast — Jun 4, 2018 – Jun 10, 2018:

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Here is the Ask the Astrologers Weekly Astro Forecast for the week of Jun 4, 2018 – Jun 10, 2018:

This week starts on Monday, with the Moon in insightful, progressive and innovative Aquarius, trining the Sun in clever, curious and playful Gemini.  The Moon in Aquarius is about being innovative and thinking outside the box. You may encounter some very opinionated people during this time, or you may find yourself getting a little more rigid about your own progressive ideas.

June 2018 Tarot Scopes by Melodie

Seven of Swords

ARIES: Seven of Swords

The question you’re going to have to ask yourself this month — with your ruler (Mars) turning retrograde — is how much are you willing to give up to attain what you desire?

The Seven of Swords requires you to evaluate all the different sides of a complicated situation, and arrive at a solution that causes the least amount of distress.It can refer to a moral dilemma or one with no easy answer, such as a decision that favors head over heart.

This is a tricky card that relates to an equally tricky dilemma. Do you risk letting go of the thing you treasure most just to save your neck? Or do you hold on for dear life, knowing that what you lose may be a far greater sacrifice in the end?

The imagery in this card — from the Mary-el Tarot — portrays this quandary perfectly. The Raven holds onto the jewel, and risks being devour by the serpent. Does he let go of his treasure in order to save his life? or does he hold on for dear life and risk losing everything?

Traditional interpretations of this card speak of cunning, duplicity and deception. And there is some of that here. The Serpent could have easily coiled himself around the raven and tightened his grip already, but he takes his time taunting him with his hypnotic gaze.

Mars retrograde can see you shifting gears and struggling with motivation. It can make harder to know what you really want, and how far you’re willing to go to hold onto to it. It can force you to have to “choose” even if that means having to choose the lesser of two evils.

Just as the snake encircles the raven and systematically tightens his grip, so must you weigh the consequences of holding too tightly to what you value, especially if it means giving up something far more precious.

Weekly Astrology Forecast — May 28, 2018 – Jun 3, 2018:

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Here is the Ask the Astrologers Weekly Astro Forecast for the week of May 28, 2018 – Jun 3, 2018:

This week we have a planet (Mercury) changing signs, a Full Moon /  Antares conjunction in Sagittarius, and a grand water trine involving Venus, Jupiter and Neptune.

Things are likely to get up close and personal too, starting on Monday, with most of the week’s active transits involving the Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus and Mars. These are the so-called personal planets, so named because of their relative proximity to the Earth. This translates astrologically as having a closer, more immediate and more intimate effect. 

Weekly Astrology Forecast — May 21, 2018 – May 27, 2018:

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Here is the Ask the Astrologers Weekly Astro Forecast for the week of May 21, 2018 – May 27, 2018:

We start this week with the Sun moving into Gemini on Monday. The Sun’s ingress into Gemini marks the onset of a 28+ day period when our collective focus shifts toward communications and ideas. It’s heralds a time of increased socializing and interacting with others. It’s a good time for exchanging information and bouncing ideas off of others.

Weekly Astrology Forecast — May 7, 2018 – May 13, 2018:

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Here is the Ask the Astrologers Weekly Astro Forecast for the week of May 7, 2018 – May 13, 2018:

We start this week on Monday, with Venus going out of bounds and squaring Neptune. As out of bounds planets are known to be erratic and unpredictable, this one — in Gemini and Pisces respectfully — may see you responding to ambiguous social cues, or sending them out yourself.

May 2018 Tarot Scopes by Melodie

japaridze star

ARIES: The Star

Now is the time to acknowledge your dreams and aspirations. The Star card — this version from the beautiful Japaridze Tarot — is a card of Hope and faith in the Universe. It tells you that in spite of all your trials and tribulations,everything is as it should be, and in the end everything is going to be alright.

You could be feeling a renewed sense of hope about a goal that is now starting to feel more reachable. Or you may be feeling inspired to explore your intuition and psychic impressions.

The Star is all about Universal harmony and synchronicity. It’s about being one with the Universe and feeling connected to every single other living thing.

The Star card is associated with Aquarius as the Water Bearer archetype. It is a card of compassion, inspiration, intuition and faith. It also represents a sense of rebirth and renewal. As it follows the Tower card — which is associated with disaster and destruction — it can serve as a welcome refuge or a beacon of hope.

It’s the sense we have that everything will be alright — even if we have to push past our own doubts and fears. It’s also about transmuting those fears and finding a productive outlet for them. Art, music, poetry, dance, creative self-expression are all very meaningful manifestations of the Star card’s energy.

You want to steer clear of negativity this month — yours and anyone else’s. Focus on what is right in your world rather than what could possibly go wrong. if you can do that you’re bound to come out on top.

Weekly Astrology Forecast — Apr 30, 2018 – May 6, 2018:

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Here is the Ask the Astrologers Weekly Astro Forecast for the week of Apr 30, 2018 – May 6, 2018:

We start this week with a Full Moon at 9° Scorpio 38 at 0:58 am UT on Monday (or at 8:58 pm EDT on Sunday ). This particular Full Moon is known as the Full Pink Moon in Native American traditions (named so for the blankets of fragrant pink flowers (phlox) that bloom at this time of year).

Weekly Astrology Forecast — Apr 23, 2018 – Apr 29, 2018:

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Here is the Ask the Astrologers Weekly Astro Forecast for the week of Apr 23, 2018 – Apr 29, 2018:

We start this week on Monday, with Venus moving toward the final (29th) degree of Taurus, which it will have passed by the end of the day. . The final degree of any sign is known as the “anaretic degree,” which is said to be fated. As Venus rules Taurus (as well as Libra) it’s said to be dignified there, and is made all the more powerful by its placement in Taurus’ final degree.

Weekly Astrology Forecast — Apr 16, 2018 – Apr 22, 2018:

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Here is the Ask the Astrologers Weekly Astro Forecast for the week of Apr 16, 2018 – Apr 22, 2018:

This week starts with a New Moon on Monday at 26° Aries 02, conjunct Uranus. New Moons bring opportunities to plant seeds that we can then coax to maturity over the duration of the (28-day) lunar cycle. This marks a time during which the focus should be on exploring the many possibilities before you.

Weekly Astrology Forecast — Apr 9, 2018 – Apr 15, 2018:

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Here is the Ask the Astrologers Weekly Astro Forecast for the week of Apr 9, 2018 – Apr 15, 2018:

We start the week on Monday with the Sun exalted in Aries — at 19° Aries, its exact degree of exaltation — just as Venus squares the lunar nodes. The Sun is exalted in Aries (even though it “rules” Leo) because Aries begins at the vernal point — the first moment of Spring — and as such represents the spark of life from which all everything else is born.

Weekly Astrology Forecast — Apr 2, 2018 – Apr 8, 2018:

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Here is the Ask the Astrologers Weekly Astro Forecast for the week of Apr 2, 2018 – Apr 8, 2018:

This week starts on Monday with a Mars / Saturn conjunction in Capricorn. Both of these planets are dignified in Capricorn with Mars exalted there and Saturn as its natural ruler. In general, this aspect is all about “putting the brakes on,” which means holding back and taking all outcomes into consideration before acting on important decisions.