Saturday, July 23, 2016

This Astrological Week


We are moving in last half of the Cancer lunar cycle.  How have been your emotions for three weeks?   Up and down?   Join the club.   It has been quite a month.    On Saturday we move into  disseminating where we will be processing faith and intuition.    On the 26th we move into last quarter moon where the emotions will no doubt be pushed again.   Actions based on building something up.   Actions based on money and resources will also be accented. And of course there will be tension around stubbornness.     On the 29th Mars gets into it with Mercury so the accent will be on harsh sharp words and impulsive actions.    Bleh.    On the 29th Uranus turns retrograde for its annual move backwards.  We will be once again going back to the well for five months looking for breakthroughs and break outs.   Then on the 30th we go into balsamic, ready to release our cuckoo monkey brain and nervous energy.  


Disseminating
July 23: 2016
8:34 am EDT


Disseminating: Share information; find a teacher or someone who has more knowledge. Perhaps there was a big ol’ blow out on the full and one feels in need of support and help, this is the phase to reach out to one who knows more. This is when we find a rabbi or a minister or therapist who gives us more insight.   And of course, you too may be ready to teach and share your own information.  


Focus on:  How are you sharing your faith?  How are you sharing your spirituality?  How are you sharing religion?  How are you finding a spiritual guide? How are you accessing your intuition?





Last Quarter Moon Phase
July 26
6:59pm 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 can you take that build on something stable?  What actions can you take that are solid and practical?   What actions can you take that ground you?   How are you finding inner strength bit by bit?

Special focus:
7/27: Mercury/Uranus: Brilliant thinking.  Creative, dynamic conversations.   A little bit of fun chaos. 
7/28: Sun/Jupiter:  Watch over indulgences.   Including opinions and ego.
7/29: Mercury/Mars:  Watch the comments.  Watch the shouting. Watch the driving.  Watch the outbursts.  
7/29: Uranus retrograde ( separate post)



Balsamic Moon Phase
July 30, 2016
4:32 am EDT

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

Focus on We release our ADHD.  We release our flakiness.  We release our shallowness. We release our fickle.  We release our anxiety. 

Special focus:

7/30:  Mercury enters Virgo
7/31: Venus/Uranus.  Fun, playfulness.  Joy and creativity. Liberation.  Love, money and values feel electrified.




Leo New Moon August 2 (10 Leo)



Sunday, July 17, 2016

Capricorn Full Moon




Capricorn Full Moon
July 19, 2016
6:56 pm EDT


Business versus home.    Cozy versus Career. Public versus private.  Callous versus thin skinned.    Respect versus cherish.  

The full moon chart has a boost from Mars and push back from Uranus. It is an energized full moon with also great disrupter forces.   Just enough chaos to fray nerves.    Neptune semi square Moon adds confusion.  

If I was to give this energy a visual it would be a makeover of a building or a downtown that was dying and then a few fancy pants restaurants moved in.  Neighbors like the change but at the same time they fear it.  What will happen going forward?   What happens to parking?   The value of the land goes up but at what cost?      Do we protect the status quo or morph it?  

But of course we are not 19th century building in a 21st century world.  What does this full moon look like for us humans? 

Our emotions seek change but are we up for paying the cost?  If we are sick and tired of being sick and tired (Full Moon) what changes  (Uranus) will we finally make to jettison the old (Aries)?   How are we honoring the part of us that is UpRight and flies straight (Moon in Cap)?  How are we honoring the cozy part of us (Cancer)?   How are we finding our quiet reserve while cuckoo changes are going on around us?    And most important how are we listening to our intuition?  And how are we making sure our intuition is louder than our fears?    (Neptune) 

These three days will be interesting both globally and personally.   Suspend your judgments, Saturn, Capricorn’s ruler is trine both Mercury and Venus, consider being flexible and open to your intuition.    Watch the knee jerk reactions.  They will not help anyone or anything.  Instead use the energy to get some stuff done like cleaning that pile of crap on your desk or in your dining room.       Ah, there’s Cap versus Cancer in a nutshell. 




     

Friday, July 15, 2016

The Astrology Week Ahead


Our Week Ahead

Our nerves our fraught after the last ten days.  Got it.  And how does this week look?   More fraying.  

We are in Gibbous phase Moon.  This is when we refine any information and any reactions to the seeds planted on New Moon.   

The Sun is in square to Uranus on 7/16.    Not a pleasant aspect.  The coup in Turkey which appears to have been a chaotic mess got some of its steam from this aspect.   Watch your own inner chaotic voice.   Seek calm when you can.  Or if you have needed a break out move, this might push you.

We move into Capricorn Full moon on Tuesday.    People will be called to serve.  Even if they wake up in the morning and think it is a ho hum day and they don’t see themselves as leaders…they will still be asked to serve.

There are other aspects bumping us along this week.    Hold on tight, see you on the other side of the week. 


Gibbous Moon
July 15
11:02pm EDT

Gibbous:
We refine


Focus on:
What are you learning about your beliefs?  How have you forgotten your education?  What have you neglected about traveling?  How is going out there in the big wide world and bringing in something ‘foreign’ helpful? 

Special Focus:
7/16: Sun/Uranus:  Jettisoning family roots that don’t serve.  Rebellion in order for independence.    Or taking family history and using it for independence.
7/16: Mercury/Venus:  The brain is focused on love and values.   Creativity to the forefront. 
7/16: Sun/Mars: Emotions are in synch with empowerment.  Life forces feel emboldened and energized.
7/18: Mercury/Saturn. Structured solutions are brainstormed.   Concrete thinking.   Responsibilities are lighter on the brain





Full Moon Phase
July 19, 2016
6:56pm
27 Capricorn 40

Full Moon:  We make the needed adjustments on the things we planted. Usually emotions are up and running and for those people who perhaps did not utilize the new moon and the rest of the waxing moon, this is when emotions can get the better of us.  There can often be a big emotional break, for no other reason than to get back on track.   Some partnership will offer up some balance.  The moon is bright and full and there is no room for shadows, what is reflecting on you? 


Focus on:   Full Moon in Capricorn.   Where are you practical?  Where are you taking a leadership role?  How are you setting up others to be the best that they can be?   More to come on following post. 


Special focus:
7/20: Venus/Saturn.  Love & responsibility are in sync.  Commitments around love, money and values.  

7/22: Sun enters Leo.  Roar.

Thursday, July 14, 2016

The last sad 10 days

Baton Rouge   (New Phase)
July 5  12: 35am  CDT
St. Paul  (New Phase)
July 6, 9:17pm CDT
Dallas  (Crescent Phase)
July 7-8 8:58pm – 2:30am CDT
Nice  (1st quarter)
July 14 10:30pm (local time)


I posted NewMoon article a few days before it launched on July 4.  
In my article I wrote:

As most of us remember from 2012-2015 we were in a harsh dance between Uranus and Pluto.   Now we are past that dance slash war.  But that does not mean the energy is over.  When we are in cardinal lunar cycles (Cancer, Libra, Capricorn & Aries) we feel the energy with Pluto or Uranus depending on the degree.  Such is the case with this New Moon chart.  Pluto at 17 degrees Capricorn is pushing on 13 degree Sun/Moon Cancer.  Technically a few hours after the new moon starts, the moon will be exactly opposite Pluto and a few days later the Sun will be opposite Pluto.  So that first week of the cycle will be intense.    But in truth the energy will be felt all 29 days since it is in the chart of the new moon.  The energy of Pluto is to get down deep and transform   But at its core and certainly in this cycle it is asking us to separate what is real from what is fake. 

Of course, the way Cancer finds real from fake is through its feelings.   Feelings tell us so much.  However, there is one problem with feelings especially in the Cancer psyche.  When we are scared or insecure our feelings can see boogey men in every comment, or facial expression or even a sigh.   A person yawns and we are certain they are sending us a message of boredom.  Sure they might be sending that message.  Or maybe they were up too late and haven’t had enough coffee.   This is the trick with Cancer lunar cycle to not let fear or insecurity color the feelings.   We all should remember this is the cycle to put our thin skin in the closet.  

I don’t know what to say except that there may be more events this cycle.  Honestly, I think it would be misguided to not think there would be more events… but more to the point…
 we may be agitated and want to blame.   Got it. But the answer with Pluto is not to blame but transform.   Change from within.   Watch the judgments especially with Saturn in Sag. There are answers and solutions, they won’t come over night for sure. But in the meantime get quiet.   Reflect.   Like the Moon on cote d’Azur.