Author Archives: Leslie McLaurin

Saturday, May 26

Take your time with people and difficult situations Saturday morning—caution lights are up.

The Moon enters intense Scorpio at 6:39 am PDT early Saturday morning and promptly lines up opposite to jumpy unpredictable Uranus at 7:42 am. The Moon then squares hasty and aggressive Mars at 1:46 pm early Saturday afternoon.

But that’s the last difficult aspect in the Skywatch for the rest of the holiday weekend. Green lights come up for both days as the heavens clear as soon as we get the square in our rearview mirror.

Evening hours are stellar for introductions, blind dates, all concerts and social events as the Moon in passionate Scorpio sextiles realistic Saturn at 9:34 pm and then trines/kisses charming and affectionate Venus at 11:55 pm—that’s a happy ending.

Friday, May 25

Get the important stuff done as early in the day as possible—green lights are up.

A creative and optimistic Jupiter Neptune trine at 2:49 am PDT early this morning may have left powerful dreams under your pillow.

Another positive planetary connection follows as clever Mercury trines psychologist and researcher Pluto at 6:36 am. These two markers set up an excellent morning for priority appointments and business.

Caution lights come on at the Moon squares inflexible Pluto at 2:03 pm and then turns Void of Course until tomorrow morning.

A strange vibe is sitting in the Skywatch Friday night. Sweet Venus lines up opposite realistic, but often selfish, Saturn, exact at 11:40 pm. Use this energy well on Friday by helping others with their responsibilities and suggesting a compromise wherever possible.

As times change.

Thursday, May 24

A difference of opinion.  Green lights are up today, but you’ll need to allow for challenges or differences of opinion.

The Moon in Libra trines Mars and the Sun at 5:48 am PDT which will give you an energy kick this morning.

The Moon squares lazy Venus at 11:03 am who might also want to change the look of your project or design.  A bigger challenge is likely as the Moon squares practical Saturn a 2:28 pm.

Both Moon squares are minor in the face of a major event in the Skywatch:  Jupiter trines Neptune which will be exact early Friday morning.

This marker has been hanging out for weeks and will still be a welcome sign in the heavens for a bit longer. Use this positive pair by working on your dream now in any way you can.

Jupiter blesses creative and charitable work inspired by Neptune.  Pay attention to who and what shows up in your life now with during this period—some kind of benefit is likely.

As times change.

Wednesday, May 23

Foggy, but high energy. Caution lights.

Stick to routine today as the Moon trines healing Pluto at 7:55 am PDT but then turns Void of course until she enters gentle Libra at 11:52 pm Wednesday night!

The firepower comes from the Sun making a trine to eager Mars at 7:39 pm which helps us tackle important projects and chores with gusto today but remember to hold off on finalizing matters with the V/C Moon.

The May letter……………

Friends,                                                                                        May 11, 2018

What a difference two weeks makes here in Birch Bay, Washington.  The Sun is out today and likely will hit 80+ this weekend.  And everything is growing and making our back road runs so lovely.  The forest is now green, green, GREEN – every branch and tree is covered with new growth in every shade of green.  The raspberry vines have a bright collar of new leaves when they were naked sticks just two weeks ago.  Farmers have already cut the hay in their alfalfa fields and if they haven’t the pastures are feeding large herds of black and white Holstein cattle who graze and then sleep in the sweet meadows.  Hydrangeas are in full bloom all over – pink and blue blossoms so bright you can see them in many front yards from way down the road.  My favorite flowering bushes are the bright RED rhododendrons – the color is so intense you almost have to blink when you see one.  Leslie has planted flowers front and back.  We just need a little color, she says.  And she delivers.  Blue, white, red, yellow and purple faces fill the front flower bed and big pots she has planted out on the back porch.  The snapdragons in front are just about ready to explode in color.  And our Lilac bush is starting to put out lovely blue flowers and a wonderful scent.  It’s fun just to drive through the neighborhoods to see all the flowers and beauty in so many front yards of the houses here.  We adventured to check out the Anacortes farmers market last week.  This city is only an hour and a half drive south and is the main ferry terminal to go explore the San Juan islands.  We didn’t stay long in the farmers market as the drum group there was pounding way too loud for me and it ruined the ambiance of checking out veggies and local wares.  However, we found the city of Anacortes to be a great find. 1891 was the date on one building there and that’s when the city was founded.  It’s a real downtown with lots of shops and activity.  It’s the same story with Bellingham, our nearest big city.  These old downtowns are still vibrant and great places to shop and eat – so different from Texas where most of the small towns are empty shells.  For certain we’ll go back to Anacortes and check out a great Mexican spot our friends recommended.  And of course, it’s picnic weather and we’ve been to the local park to celebrate.  Just five minutes from our house is Birch Bay Park.  It’s an incredible strip of land right on the bay with a free-flowing stream on the backside and a huge wall of towering trees on the other side of the stream creating a dark green backdrop.  Across the blue water we see the snow-capped Cascades and the San Juan islands in the distance.  Cooking hot dogs in the fire pits made a fabulous lunch as we watched folks digging for clams out on the wide beach that’s exposed at low tide.  The parks here are clean, kept up and totally worth the 30 bucks a year you pay for a park pass – that was the first thing I bought when we moved here and I found this wonderful park so close to our house.  May 19, 1948, 10:20 am, Dallas, Texas.  That’s my birth data that one reader wanted to see.  If you are good with addition you know I am turning 70 this month.  How this happened I still don’t know, but I am so glad to be here with dear Leslie, the forest and the flowers, and my work – it’s what keeps me going.  And I want to thank you for your support that makes it possible to keep Skywatch in print.  Leslie does want you to check your mailing label to note your expiration date – so you don’t miss the next issue.  And times are changing as you will read.  We have a rare double Retrograde of Mars and Mercury at the same time up ahead.  Best then to get things moving in your life in June before this delay period begins.  We both send you best wishes and love from the Great Northwest.

Tuesday, May 22

A wave of positive energy is in the Skywatch this week.

The main event is Jupiter making a trine to psychic and creative Neptune on Friday.  In power all week, this marker will lead to some folks making a dream come true and it will fire up the spiritual and psychic awareness in everyone (even your children are likely to come up with some cosmic zingers this week—listen carefully).

The rest of Tuesday’s Skywatch is good for work or play. The Moon in Virgo trines dependable Saturn in Capricorn at 9:19 am PDT suggesting a very good time to make decisions and important appointments. Mercury jumps into the spotlight Tuesday evening as he sextiles Neptune at 7:15 pm and then opposes Jupiter at 10:54 pm.

New ideas and connections can be positive and welcome in your life and times Tuesday night—reach out.

The Moon joins the party as she opposes Neptune at 11:30 pm and then sextiles/agrees with Jupiter at 11:59 pm Tuesday night.

Dreams and visions can be powerful this week with dream-maker Neptune in high focus.

As times change.