The Moon is VOC from 7:59 am ET until 5:45 pm. This is a period of creative drifting or time-out.

This is compounded by the retrograde of Venus** at 10:33 am. If your work day does not lend itself to such activities, plan to organize, clear your desk or engage in projects already begun. Avoid important meetings, especially for the first time or that involve contracts.

Once the moon enters Aries in the early evening, you may get a jump-start to act on something. However, with Venus Retrograde, signals may get confused, like you want to “go” but the venues are closed or your BFF can’t make it.

A brisk walk or workout can help move the blocked energy in your body so you can wind down and focus. *Moon VOC/Void-of-Course… in Pisces, creativity may be high, if one isc already in the midst meof a project. Ins..piration is more fluid than electric. This is also an excellent time to meditate and do conscious prayer-work or volunteer activities.

** Venus Retrograde: Money seems in short supply. Since she turns retrograde just shy of an exact trine (hamonious aspect) to Saturn, it indicates a pulling away from fiscal responsibility. This can manifest several ways; those who should pay more for something feel unable to (regardless of whether or not this is true) so asking for a raise or loan becomes harder.

On the other hand, those who need to tighten their belts or pay more attention to finances may run in the opposite direction. Ideally, you look at whether something you want to buy has the value assigned to it; if you feel it does, then it’s worth it. People are more apt to buy things of solid worth than impulse items, which are sure to disappoint.

In general, when Venus is retrograde, relationships gain in seriousness, even if they are fleeting. So whether business or romantic, you may find an increased responsibility in any exchange you have with another.

Older people can seem more compelling and an old lover or friendship can crop up. If you’re a creative person, this is a good time to rework a dormant project but not to start with a fresh inspiration. So go easy on yourself if you feel “dried up”. It’s better to pull out something on the shelf and re-consider it. Avoid new hair styles, any cosmetic surgery or any makeover, whether body, wardrobe or home.

Traditionally, weddings are not advised during this time or new businesses launched- but it depends on the circumstances. For instance, the birth charts of the individuals and/or the type of business must be taken into account. An antique business may do well, as can the marriage of two people with an age difference.

Venus is retrograde through June 27, 2012 in the sign of Gemini, so relationships between siblings, neighbors and through electronic and verbal communications are especially challenged at this time.

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