''The elf-queene, with hir joly compaignie, Daunced ful ofte in many a grene mede.” Geoffrey Chaucer "The Wife of Bath’s Tale"


It's a beautiful summer day here at The Cottage, inspiring the creative flow in new directions - even the stars sound favorable!
June 6, 2017 Both Venus and Mercury both new signs today, and both enter signs they rule. Venus enters Taurus and will transit the sign until July 4th. In Taurus, Venus is sensual, content, and acquiring. We seek security and value that which lasts. Our appetite for pleasure is strong. Taurus appreciates the here and the now as well as the world of the five senses. Tangible and physical expressions of love and romance are most important to us now.
Holding on to someone we love is our tendency under this influence. The shadow side of this is excessive possessiveness and treating our partners as objects that we own or want to own. On the financial side, Venus in Taurus looks for high-quality, dependable, practical, and long-lasting items. Holding on to our possessions is most likely now. Venus performs well in Taurus. Also today, Mercury enters Gemini, where it will transit until June 21st. When Mercury is in Gemini, we are especially communicative, curious, and sociable, although easily distracted. We tend to take more pleasure in gaining some knowledge of many subjects rather than dig deep into any one topic. We are particularly astute when it comes to arguing or making a point, and we're attracted to wordplays, puns, and negotiations. The Moon continues its transit of Scorpio all day, forming mostly harmonious aspects and finding easy release or expression.