Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Full Moon Cancer Lunar Eclipse January 10

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Cancer Full Moon Lunar Eclipse 

January 10, 2020 
11:21am PST

Every January we have a Cancer full moon.  It is an opportunity to find our emotions.  We also reflect upon our roots and family (both good and not so good).  In this case we have an eclipse so what comes up may speak to our insecurities.   The Sun in Capricorn on the other side of the eclipse teeter totter also has insecurities.    The challenge is to find the spot in the middle of the two energies.  Cancer uses its emotions to feel powerful.  Capricorn uses discipline to feel powerful.      They both appreciate conservation and hate waste.   Being pragmatic about emotions is critical during this three-day cycle.   Those people who like to throw little scenes, send a snark email, pout and show someone a thing or two--- do it at your own peril.    Those people who like to cut off others when they get in the way of a goal because, “I don’t have time for her/him” –may be too focused on a goal and forgetting the human experience. 

There is a place somewhere in the middle where we let the emotions speak to us individually but always remember if we are not getting something from someone---are we seeing that person the way they really are?   Or are we confusing them with what we want them to be?  And by the way, that other person can be doing that same calculation on us.   Nothing gets figured out in one three-day lunar phase but you may learn something during this time about you or another that will make sense later this year.  

In the case of this full moon there is a lot more energy on the Capricorn side of the teeter totter with Mercury, Jupiter, Saturn & Pluto all next to the Sun.    Moon in Cancer is by itself.  However, mystical Neptune is speaking to both Sun and Moon offering some support.  You may find yourself forgiving self (and others).  Neptune also reminds us the power of patience and it can calm down any flustered feelings by sending us the thought-- ‘This too shall pass.”  There also could also be a random encounter that offers some joy or comfort.   There is also the humanitarian component to Neptune that suggests helping others gets us out of out of a negative mindset.   And never underestimate the power of music.  Put on a forgotten song that you used to love to shift your mood. 

During this three day cycle we will have Uranus station direct and Saturn conjunct Pluto.  Both are big and challenging and add to the roller coaster of emotions.   Again, find your pragmatism.   There are also smaller aspects occurring in this phase:  
1/11 Mercury conjunct Saturn.  Serious thoughts.  Serious Talks.  No one wants to waste time. 
1/12 Mercury conjunct Pluto. Penetrating thoughts.  Evolution thinking. 
1/13 Sun conjunct Pluto.  Once a year aspect.  Deep, introspection about what makes sense about our place in the world. 
1/13 Sun conjunct Saturn.  Focus, discipline, pragmatic, responsible. 
1/13 Venus enters Pisces.  Oh, good, something soothing. Dreamy visions help.  

See you on the other side of this energy at Disseminating Moon Jan 13, 8pm (PST). 

Saturn Square Pluto January 12

Saturn and Pluto (Wikipedia) 

Saturn conjunct Pluto 
January 12  
8:59am PST 

This is one rare bird of an aspect.  We knew it was coming and have been talking about its arrival for the last two years.  

The last time Saturn got on top of Pluto was 1982 before that round was 1951.   It is a once a thirty- year event.   However, the last time the two of them got together in Capricorn was 1518.    So, here we are five hundred years later doing it again.  On that round the world got Martin Luther who said, “Hmm maybe it is time to do religion different” and sadly about six months after the aspect King Charles I (Spain) commenced taking enslaved Africans to the Americas.  His edict changed history and arguably is still felt today.   If you look at the world it is not too hard to see the aspect is already in effect.  People seeking structure, limits, boundaries (Saturn) versus the purging and upheaval of things that no longer work (Pluto).  Power is important to both planets although they get there in different ways.  Saturn gets it through discipline and achievement.  Pluto through death and rebirth.    Both planets also have a depressing component to them since they both have a heat seeking missile to find problems and once the problem is found it looks like too much work to fix it—thus the depression, ‘How can we/I fix it?”   The answer-- It will get fixed by showing up and doing the work.  Stay connected to your own evolution and your own discipline to tackle problems.    Never underestimate the power of Saturn conjunct Pluto.    

Personally, if you know your chart you should see what house has 22 degrees of Capricorn.    If you don’t know your chart you are feeling it.   Where are you tired of monkeying around?  Where do you feel like you are wasting time?  Where do you feel you need to get real results?   Where are you feeling like you need to step up and ‘do something’?  This is no day in the country aspect but at the same time it is not focused on just one narrow window of January 12th .  It is and has been felt for months and will continue after the date also we have transiting Jupiter and Mars who are going to be in effect with both Saturn & Pluto so we will be driving over this point quite a few times in 2020.     Lots for us to process.   On a personal level, take  note of any energy shift after  the 12th.  

Uranus Stations Direct - January 10

Uranus Station Direct 
January 10  
5:47pm PST 

Uranus turned retrograde on August 11 at 6 degrees of Taurus.  How have you been processing your money, investments, security, things that make you feel ‘solid’ since August?   Have the last five months been giving you confidence that you are in good shape?  Or are you feeling exposed and vulnerable?   Uranus is the planet of innovation.   It’s also the planet of progress and new.  Now that it is turning direct you may feel motivated to find a new approach to your finances, your investments and things that bring security.  Has there been a brilliant idea you have been sitting on?   Once Uranus turns direct consider the ideas you have been percolating.  Test drive those ideas, talk to friends.  Get some feedback.  Do some research.   Taurus likes to do things slow and bit by bit—Uranus likes to do things fast—getting these two to find a way to understand each other can be tricky.   But it can be as simple as find something brilliant and build on it bit by bit.  

 Uranus in Taurus for the next seven years could bring fluctuation to economies and earth changes.  The last time Uranus was in Taurus was 1934-1942 it was a time of the great dust bowl, major floods and famines and other weather extremes.  There also was a rise of dictators like, you- know- who in Germany and the other power jerks in Italy, Spain and Russia who all liked to grab land and resources.   
Those who survived that rough period were nimble and ingenious.   What curious thought or idea did you have in the last five months that now as you consider it could possibly be your ingenuity?   Might it serve you (or the world) if you pursue it?    

We are still at the beginning of Uranus’ journey in Taurus, for those of you born with planets at early fixed signs may be feeling like the carpet has been pulled out from under your feet.   Roughly: April 21-April 28, July 24 – Aug 1, Oct 24-Nov 1,  Jan 22 – Jan 29--  If we all live long enough, Uranus will mix it up with all of us.  It is one of the earthquake planets so it knows how to shake things up.   Uranus is the higher octave of Mercury so communication is critical.  Get the word out and start talking to people about the changes you are going through, don’t do it alone.  People have experience they can share with you.  Support can come in weird ways--- ‘weird’ is Uranus word, by the way.  

Monday, December 30, 2019

Astrology For The Week

Astrology for This Week 

We leave 2019 and enter 2020 on Crescent Lunar phase.   Mars moves into Sagittarius on January 3 where it will begin its cuckoo 2020 journey.    

Focus on: What are you learning your friends?  What are you learning about being connected to ‘like-minded’ people?   What info speaks to your ideals and how they align with your circles?  

Special Focus
12/30: Mercury trine Uranus.  New thoughts.  Breakout thinking.  Unique practical communication.   

First Quarter Moon 
Jan 2, 2020 
8:45pm PDT 

Focus on:  What actions can you take that speak to your independence?  What are you doing that breaks you free?   Free from whatever it is that needs your liberation.   What are doing that speaks to your leadership?   What are you doing that speaks to independence?  

Special Focus:
1/3: Mars enters Sag.  We are spirited, our opinions are big, we are focused on expanding our world.  Actions that build bridges and communication with large groups of people is accented.  Watch zealotry and over indulgences.  It will be in Sag until Feb 16 when it moves into Capricorn.   

Gibbous Moon
January 6, 2020
8:39 pm PST 

We refine our information.  We pick and choose, we discriminate, and we organize to be ‘Virgo’ like.  We sort through details.  Have we missed something?  How are we sifting through the information?  Go back and make sure something hasn’t been neglected.  Refine our actions.  

Focus on:  How are you refining your communication?  How are you being picky about what you think and speak?  How are you dotting all your I’s and crossing all your Ts when you communicate?  How are you refining issues in your neighborhood?  How are you refining issues with your siblings? 

Special focus
1/10: Sun conjunct Mercury: Enlightened thinking that speaks to your position in the world. 

Sunday, December 22, 2019

Capricorn New Moon Dec 25

Capricorn New Moon & Solar Eclipse
4 Cap 06
December 25, 2019
9:13 pm PST 

It is a lovely new moon solar eclipse arriving late in the evening on 12/25 and early in the morning 12/26.    The twenty nine day lunar cycle is not without its astro bumpies but we have a lot of skills, intuition and talent to muster through it all and we will have much support from this new moon.  You will find my article HERE.  
Wishing you all big hugs this holiday season and New Year. 

Thursday, December 19, 2019

Last Quarter Moon in 2019

Last Quarter Moon Phase
December  18, 2019 

Last Quarter moon:  Now we do the final adjustments to the seeds we planted on new. The final call, the final letters to send, we follow all the trails that came up that still make sense.  And we let the other parts lay fallow. It is a time of action but wise action.  It is a time for living  “The serenity prayer” 

God, grant me the Serenity
to accept the things
I cannot change Courage to change the
things I can, and the
Wisdom to know the difference.

Focus on:
What actions are you taking that address details?  How are addressing your diet?  Your calendar?   Are you doing things every day or every hour that are in sync with the spirit inside you?  What choices can you make that get you more in sync. 

Special Focus:
12/19: Mercury square Neptune.  Communication fuzzy.  Avoid zealotry thinking.   Take a moment and reflect.  Go inward. 
12/19: Venus enter Aquarius 
12/21: Sun enters Capricorn – Winter Solstice 
12/22: Venus square Uranus – Controlling love versus practical freedom.  Money, love and values get electric bolts.  

Balsamic Moon Phase

December 22, 2019  

Balsamic:   We let go.  By releasing we can prepare for the new.  

Focus on How are you releasing your controlling nature?  How are your releasing your “power” or “power tripping”?   How are you releasing your extremes?  How are you allowing yourself to release the debris whether it is mental or physical? 

Special Focus:

12/24:  Sun trine Uranus.  Finding a practical way to transform.  A practical internal revolution. 

Capricorn New Moon  December 25, 2019 9:13pm   

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Gemini Full Moon

Gemini Full Moon
19 Gem 51 

The Gemini Full moon teaches us all the benefit of a good pivot. We are in the middle of the Sag lunar cycle, full of our knowledge, our opinions, our facts, our judgments, our know-it-all-ness when god in his infinite wisdom sends up a fat Gemini Moon to mix – it – up.    Sag can get too high falutin’ and Gemini brings it down to the ground with a new fact, thought, or random comment that suddenly makes all knowingness of Sag not so knowing and Sag hates not being smart.  The answer, pivot.  We learn how to be adaptable with the Gemini Full moon.   Adaptability is critical for survival and evolution.  This is the moon where we surprise ourselves with our own flexibility.   Those who insist on a rigid point of view or practice will be challenged during the three-day Gemini full moon.    The question to ask for these three days is “What is that rigidity getting you?”   

In this full moon chart the moon has a square with Neptune and wonky aspect (although small) with Venus, Saturn and Pluto.    Everything you hear will not be accurate.   Lying could be pronounced, since Neptune plays fast with facts.   But the gift of Neptune even in a harsh aspect like a square is that it does connect to our inner radar.   We may tune into something that tells us more than the words coming out of someone’s mouth or text.   We would all benefit by being quiet.   The quincunx aspect with Venus, Saturn and Pluto speak to our responsibilities (since they are in Capricorn).  Values (like love and money), discipline and power will benefit by our ability to make shifts.   Although, the phase is only three days long, our shift in thinking during this cycle could have long lasting effects.  Perhaps, it is a simple sending of a resume to a group you would never have considered before this full moon.  That switch in thinking (perfect Gemini) could open you up to something important (Saturn) that supports your evolution (Pluto).   

Gemini full moon will have parties and events for sure.  Note: Don’t drink too much this year.   Not with Neptune.   And remember, if you can listen more than you talk, you may learn something that will help you in your evolution.    Finally, it is easy to marginalize Gemini Moon as light weight but one would be mistaken to take that attitude.   Being gentle on your feet and quick in your thinking and you will make the most of this full moon.   Which is a gift.