Monday, July 24, 2017

Eclipse Information August 21, 2017

Howard Russell Baker painting of 1918 eclipse 

When it comes to eclipses, I don't think there is anything with as many inside stats outside of major league baseball.   Seriously, a trip to the world wide web on the topic of eclipses can overwhelm a mortal pretty fast.   And I have been tripped up myself.     I have been talking a lot about the current eclipse being the first since 1776.    I want to be clear--I mean since the inception of the country.   From Wiki:  

The August 2017 eclipse will be the first with a path of totality crossing the US's Pacific coast and Atlantic coast since 1918. Also, its path of totality makes landfall exclusively within the United States, making it the first such eclipse since the country's independence in 1776. (The path of totality of the eclipse of June 13, 1257, was the last to make landfall exclusively on lands currently part of the US.[10])

Here are some great articles on Eclipse of August 21, 2017 and the history of earlier eclipses.    And  even the Washington Post had to update its article.   Like I said stats and eclipses overwhelming.  

But not matter how you cut it---it is a big deal and we're here to experience it.   Wow. 

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Leo New Moon--The First One! Yes There Will be Two. Button up.

There are two Leo New Moons and therefore two Leo lunar cycles this summer.   The next one starts off with the total solar eclipse with ties back to 1776 meaning we have only had one (1918) that only crossed the US and no other country since the inception of USA.    This Leo cycle has Mercury retrograde, Jupiter square Pluto, Uranus retrograde and a lunar eclipse.    This is no small cycle.  Ah, no.  And then we get the next cycle with the solar eclipse.    Start paying attention to your heart.  That is what will get us all through these rides.

You will find article  HERE.

Monday, July 17, 2017

MARS.....oh, Mars and Uranus, oh, you...

Mars will square Uranus today (Monday) July 17 at 9:36pm EDT

In the earlier posting we talked about Mars the Warrior getting into it with crazy Uranus.   Expect the unexpected --and then duck.

The news will have stories that have this aspect all over it. God, knows the last few days while it has been building, has been a bit of s-show.  We should expect more electricity.

If you have planets at  28 Aries, Cancer, Libra or Capricorn, well you are already feeling it.  You don't need me to tell you that update.  Pity the fool who gets on your last nerve!

Where do we need to find our independence?   Where do we need to trust our emotions?   Are we raging codependent?  Are we raging feral?   Somewhere in between is the place to be, the rub is getting you there.

Let's see what Monday brings to all of us.

Sunday, July 9, 2017

This Week in Astrology --Yep, we are still slogging through it all

Welcome to this week. 
The week starts off with the moon still in the Full phase.    The heat of the Sun oppose Pluto will linger on Monday.   Who still has some beefs from the weekend that they need to process?   Are you figuring out how to elevate yourself or something you care about up the ladder?   Good.  You are paying attention. 
Just keep processing.   Just keep processing.  

On the 12th the moon moves into Disseminating.   Our faith and spirituality and metaphysics will be lapping on our shore.  Or maybe our radar is up high and we just are darn psychic.   Whatever is going on—share it with others.   This is that time when you are the teacher and the rest of us are students.   On the 16 we move into Last Quarter Moon.  We need to get some independence.   This is the of course the last cardinal moon of the cardinal cancer lunar cycle.   Not easy.   The 16th Moon will be getting into it with Mars, Pluto, Jupiter and Uranus.  Yeah, that’s a lot of energy, will it blow over you?  Or will you use it?   
On the 17th Venus squares Neptune and Mars squares Uranus (.    Crazy meets volatile.     Actually super crazy meets super volatile.    If you can defuse the bomb then go for it.  If you can’t?   Retreat.   I can’t say how this plays out personally but you will feel it all when it happens.      It will look out of control.   That’s a hint.   Globally, we should expect some type of shit show.

Full Phase:

Not an easy phase.  Read HERE. 

July 12
11:07 pm EDT

Focus on:  How are you sharing your faith?  How are you sharing your spirituality?  How are you sharing your metaphysics?   How are you sharing your ability to connect to something bigger?   How are you sharing your mystical nature?

Last Quarter Moon Phase
July 16 3:25pm  EDT

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 speak to your independence?  What actions are you doing that bring in new adventures?  New doorways?  How are your actions separating you from others so you can flex your independence muscles?   What actions are you taking that make you look off into the horizon for your causes?  

Special focus:
July 16:  Moon in Aries.  Square Pluto.  Oppose Jupiter.  Square Mars. Conjunct Uranus. 

7/17: Venus square Neptune.  Creativity and faith are at odds.  Love is too colored by rose tinted glasses.  Money feels fuzzy.  Insecurity leads people to self medicate.    Stop it.
7/17:  Mars square Uranus –the last of a cycle (see above)
7/18: Venus trine Jupiter.   Generous in love and knowledge.  
7/19: Mercury trine Saturn.   Solid thinking.  Broad range thinking. 

Monday, July 3, 2017

This Week In Astrology - Happy Red hot, cold white & Baby Blue.

This week starts off (July 3)  in the last day of first quarter moon. 

 Many of us are probably still coming out of the Mars oppose Pluto the day before (2nd) where we pondered what do we need to change?  Relationships were feeling stressed and will continue to take heat most of July 4.      Then late (9:34pm EDT) on the 4th we move into gibbous phase.   The energy shifts to taxes, sex, legal and resources.  Plus there is  a cranky aspect between Mercury the communicator  & Uranus the rebel rouser.   Do yourself a favor and resist the urge to get into arguments.   Eat your hot dog and beans and back away from the sparklers.  Not the ones in your hands but the ones coming out of someone’s mouth. 

Luckily there is a nice aspect from Neptune soothing bumps on  July 5th but alas the twice annual Sun Jupiter square could activate new beefs around relationships and family.   Or partnerships and emotions.   Or Holing up and hiding in your shell versus showing up at the party ready to get your socializing on.  Also on the 5th, Mercury moves into “Look-At-Me Leo” That should be good for some fun! 

On the 9th we move into Capricorn Full Moon.  Where to begin on that one?   Go HERE for that write up.

First quarter --Special focus

7/2: Mars oppose Pluto.    Sticks and stones versus tanks and bombs.  Family versus Business.   What actions need to transform both? 
7/4: Venus enters Gemini
7/4: Mercury square Uranus.   Disruptive thinking.  Crazy communication.     Emotions are pushed.   Rebel versus comfort.

Gibbous Moon
July 4, 2017
9:34pm  EDT

Focus on:
What are you neglecting that speaks to your sex life?  What are you missing about shared resources?  What are you neglecting  with taxes or loans?     What legal actions need focus?   And what area of your life needs great transformation?   How are you neglecting that area or are you missing the point that an area needs a makeover? 

Special Focus:

7/5: Mercury enters Leo
7/5:  Sun trine Neptune.  Emotions are in sync with faith and spirituality.   Emotions are connected to spirit.   Our antenna understand and trust there is something bigger than us at play.
7/5: Sun square Jupiter.  Emotions and family are at odds with balance.   And at odds with relationships

Full Moon Phase
July 9, 2017
12:06 am  EDT
17 Cap 09

Full Moon:  We make the needed adjustments on the things we
Special focus:
7/9/ Sun oppose Pluto.  What are our emotions telling us about our need to be responsible in transformative ways? Where is doing the same old same old no longer working?   How can our emotions- motivate us to step up and be a new leader in our own life and the world? 

Capricorn Full Moon. July 9.

July 9
12:06am EDT
Capricorn Full Moon
17 Cap 09

How have your emotions been speaking to you since June 23?  What raw nerves have been zapped?   Where have you been frayed?  At the same time where have you felt joy?  What has brought happiness?  Where have you felt fatigue, sad, delight?    What did you do with these emotions?   Did they move the dial somewhere in your psyche? 

With Cancer we are processing our emotions and our feelings and by the way these words are not interchangeable.   Feelings allow you to access your emotions.   “I’m feeling angered by Mary”.       Feelings are the chips and the emotions are the salsa.   And both are ruled by Cancer.      

When we get to the Capricorn full moon we will have been processing both feelings and emotions for two weeks and now we are ready to get practical.

Capricorn is the most useful sign in the zodiac.  Nothing goes to waste with Capricorn.    So, here we are at Capricorn full moon, having spent two weeks deep in our emotional process.    Capricorn says, “Great what are you going to do with those feelings and emotions?”   “How are you going to make them work for you?  How are they going to motivate you?  How are you going to get some motion (which you will note is buried in the word emotion) from all this processing?    

Why did someone rub you wrong?   What changes in your life can you make about it?  Do you need to pull away?  Or set new boundaries?  Do you need to say something?  Or another action?

Or did something make you happy?  How can you allow more of that in your life?  

And here is a novel question:  Did something make you happy or bring you joy but after it occurred did you marginalize it?  With a thought or comment like, “So what. It doesn’t mean anything.”      What else are you marginalizing?   And how is that working for you?     And if you don’t know this and let me be the first to tell you---those who marginalize good, well, your friends and family are tired of it.   It bugs the S out of them.   Just as much as Pollyannas who think life is beautiful and perfect all the time, that also bugs.  Don’t believe me?  Ask.  And try try try to do something different this full moon.     

The chart for the full moon is so loaded even for the most frozen humans, those people who put all their emotions in one little box and don’t pull them out unless the glass is broken---even those people will have a hard time keeping their emotions under-wrap.   There is tension and run ins with Mars, Jupiter, Uranus & Pluto during this period.    

That is a lot of pressure.   Pressure for knee jerk reactions (Mars),  pressure for over correcting  (Jupiter)  pressure for transformation & control freaks (Pluto) and being a renegade or revolutionary (Uranus).      A lot will be going on and coursing through our blood and the world.  Where is something very flawed that needs our attention?   Where are there fissures?   Who is racing and causing problems?    Who is misbehaving?  Who is coming up with a solution that is too reactionary?  Who is stirring up the pot but has no real answers?   That is a lot of strum and drang in both mundane and personal worlds. 

But let’s consider it a gift that is perhaps propelling us to change something important that is no longer working.  It does not have to be a dramatic move.  It can be small but the consequences and results will be great.   This is key to Capricorn.   Small moves building a bigger improved  infrastructure.   

There is a wonderful aspect with Neptune on this full moon that should bring a nice gift of strong intuition.   We love guidance from above.  Again, that is a feeling that could offer a nice emotion.    There could be a wonderful opportunity in the middle of all the full moon tension (and run up).    Let’s all make sure our radar is up high so we don’t miss any gifts.    

By the way, here is a story of a woman who experienced a feeling that later brought an emotion.   And there was a practical element to it  (the photo).   I think this is a nice to remember for our Full Moon.