Saturday, August 1, 2015

Saturn Direct: Get on with it.

August 2
1:53am EDT

Saturn turns direct at 28/29 Scorpio on August 2 pushing us to finalize any issues around resources, empowerment, taxes, legal matters, sex, loans, obsessions, dark energies that need death and rebirth.   Along with shallow issues that need depth (once again through death and rebirth.)    Scorpio is anything that we co-mingle with others like our money, blood, our DNA and sex.   It is also our black and white sides.  The part of us that shows no gray.   Saturn returned to Scorpio on June 14th and will go back to Sagittarius on September 17th.   As we have mentioned before, once Saturn leaves Scorpio he won’t return for 28 more years.  So, do you think it is a critical time to deal with sex, money, shared resources, loans, DNA, blood and the parts of our psyche that scare the bejeesus out of us?   Purge, purge, purge.   It is also a significant time to deal with compulsions and addictions.   Is it time for rehab? Is it time for 12 step?  Is it time for a real in your face therapist?   You know better than anyone.   Anyway, work on your shadow side during this limited period.    It is just too important to ignore and remember we don’t get it again for 28 years.    Just sayin’.  

This Astro Week

This week.  
Friday’s full moon lasts until late Monday evening.    This full moon we are processing our relationship with our tribe.   Our tribe can be our family but is not limited to the people we are born into, our tribe also includes the people we gather round us.   On this full moon we are looking at our role in our tribe and if we are allowed to shine within in the group.   For more full moon discussion go HERE.   Watch what comes up.     

On August 2 Saturn will turn direct at 28 Scorpio 17 (see additional post)

There is pressure between Jupiter and Saturn as it builds towards the August 3rd square.    Overindulgence versus tight wad.    Our optimism pushes our pessimism.   Being open versus being closed.    Multipoint vs single point solution.    How does this tension play out?  Where do you feel strained?   Use the energy to build something important.  A thought, a relationship, a connection, resolve a debt, move up a ladder step….it may not be easy but you can do it.

August 3
12:55pm EDT 

Focus on:  How are you sharing your faith? How are you sharing humanitarianism?  How are you sharing your metaphysics?  How are you sharing your gentleness?  How are you sharing your dreaminess?  How are you sharing your fuzziness?  How are you sharing religion?  Or spirituality? 

Special focus:
8/4: Venus/Jupiter  Values and resources expand.  Opportunities open up.  Love and money get a little stroke.
8/4: Venus/Saturn.   Values and resources are getting slapped.  Darn.  And on the same day Venus gets the a stroke from Jupiter, Saturn pushes us back.  Dream big, consider big but do the hard work that will satisfy Saturn. 
8/6: Mercury/Venus.  Thoughts around values are highlighted.  Love, money and creativity are injected with new ideas and thoughts that support growth.  
8/6: Mercury/Saturn:  Sharp thoughts and sharp tongue.  Negative thinking.  Cloudy ideas. 

Last Quarter Moon Phase
August 6
10:02pm 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 sensuality?  What actions can you take that speak to taking care of finances?  What actions can you take that help set up you building your own thing?  How are your emotions directly connected to what you value?  How can you build on those values?  

Special focus:
8/7:  Mercury in Virgo
8/7: Mercury/Jupiter:  Broadening thoughts.  Visionary.   Focused ideas and insights that expand thinking. 

8/8: Mars in Leo

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Aquarius Full Moon

Full Moon
7 Aquarius 55
July 31, 2015
6:42am EDT

We are currently in the Cancer Lunar cycle where we are processing our emotions, our feelings, and looking at how they connect to our roots.    We are currently processing Venus retrograde where we are looking at what we value.    We are in the beginning of Uranus retrograde where we are once again looking at where we need to break free and carve our own path.   And we are in the final days of Saturn retrograde where we are looking at sex, addictions, obsessions, loans, taxes, debt, combined resources and death with rebirth.   

You think that is a long enough list?   Well, now let’s add a full Moon in Aquarius.   
The full moon in Aquarius speaks to us as creative individuals who are apart of our larger group.  Who are your friends?  Who is your tribe?  Does your tribe let you shine?  Does your tribe let you be a star?   How do you access your creativity?  Who in your life sucks up all the stage light?    Is there any place where you should shine but you eclipse yourself?    How do you turn off your own light so that you can be loyal to your family?  How does your tribe keep you small?  What are the values of your tribe?  Are they in alignment with your own values?  How does your tribe speak to your childhood?   How much time do you spend looking out on the world and seeing the things that don’t work?  Who taught you that habit?  How does your tribe do the same?   How would an independent path help take you to a new, perhaps richer approach to life?      How would living a happy life that inspires great pride be a complete betrayal to your tribe?     Perhaps you need to swap out some key players in your tribe?     Or are you the negative member of the tribe?   Rut-ro.

Step up your game this full moon.  Stretch to shine.   Look around your tribe and if they don’t bring out your best then break free and find a way to contribute to society in a meaningful way.    Or go cheer someone on.   Go to a fundraiser for an important cause.   Go online and donate to something important to you.   Go to a lecture of someone your respect.     At the very least go have dinner with a friend you haven’t seen in a long time.     Just get out of your comfort zone.  Don’t spend the weekend doing the same ol’ same ol’ thing—that would be totally missing the point.   And I don’t write these things for you to miss the point.

Have fun, get out of your way and be a part of something bigger than you.   But no matter what---be authentic.     We’re counting on it. 

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Coming up: This Astro Week

This week starts off with today’s retrograde Uranus.  It is an annual event but it has an extra oomph given Venus turned retrograde yesterday.   Change is in the air based no doubt on what we really value.  Where we are inauthentic will feel off and difficult to keep going.   But living a more authentic life takes courage.    Venus will talk to us forfive weeks and Uranus will push on us for five months.  
We continue the 1st Quarter moon that began on Friday.   All the seeds we planted on Cancer New Moon need to be stoked and tended on the 1st Quarter.  If you started something then now follow up.   Even if you didn’t do anything specific on New Moon there still needs to be a follow up.   For example maybe you happened to have met with friends during the Cancer New Moon and when you left them you really felt appreciated.   On 1st Quarter you can make an effort to expand on that feeling of appreciation, maybe you set up another meeting with someone you miss, or maybe you make an effort to deepen your relationship with your spouse or maybe you call up someone whom you really appreciate.   It is the energy that was planted on New Moon is where you follow up.   And of course if something lame and annoying came up on New Moon, you take the 1st Quarter Moon to remedy it.

You have all day Sunday and most of Monday to follow up on the seeds.   Then in the evening we move into Gibbous Phase. 

Gibbous Moon
July 27
8:29pm  EDT  

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:
What have you missed about being optimistic?  What have you missed about shrugging stuff off?  How are you neglecting the value of travel?  How are you neglecting being philosophical?   How are you missing the great outdoors?  How are you missing the value of a good laugh?

Then on Friday, July 31,  we move into Aquarius Full Moon.
That post will follow.  

In the meantime make the most of your week!

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Good Morning: Venus Retrograde ..a gift for you

In honor of Venus retrograde I have a gift for you.

First here is the London Symphony performing Gustav Holst's VENUS THE BRINGER OF PEACE.

Many of you will recognize the music.

I, of course, reminded you A few days ago HERE  of some of the information we will be processing through Sept. 6 during Venus trek back.        

I would like to also give you the gift of other astrologer's take on Venus big journey.

Here is DarkStarAstrology take on Venus Retrograde.

Here is OhMyStars, by astrologer Mathew Currie.

Cosmic Intelligence has this Venus write up.

And maybe you want to make this Venus retrograde super personal?  Go to Michael Lutin's site and pick up  your specific directive.

And of course these are the dates you should put on your Venus Radar.

On June 21 Venus went into its shadow (14 Leo 23) – We will revisit some of the stuff that came up after this date.
On July 25 Venus stations RX  (0 Virgo 46) – We are on Value Patrol.  Especially what we value in our daily activities. 
On July 31 Venus returns to Leo (during a full moon no less) More Value patrol especially about unbridled love versus ego. 
On Sept 6 Venus stations direct 14 Leo 23 – Oh, boy what have we learned?  And how do we apply it?
On October 8 Venus returns to Virgo –what is my daily life looking like now? 

On October 9 Venus exits its shadow (0 Virgo 46) –Phew, how is my life different now than it was on June 21st?

Have a beautiful, thoughtful journey!