Sunday, August 21, 2016

This Week in Astrology

We begin the week in Disseminating phase.  We're in the final ten days of Leo Lunar phase as we head towards the mighty Virgo Eclipse on September 1.    We could get a flavor for the eclipse on August 24 & 25 during the Gemini Moon.   Also on the 24th Mars gets into it with Neptune, which could be explosions and petroleum issues.   Also gases.   Yeesh.  Watch the world.  
In the meantime make the most of Disseminating and Last quarter Phase this week.

August 21: 2016
2:52pm EDT

Focus on:  How are you sharing your independence?  How are you sharing fiery enthusiasm?  How are you sharing the power of doing something solo?  How are you sharing the importance of breaking free?

Special focus:
8/22: Mercury conjunct Jupiter.  Big thoughts. Big ideas.  Big calendar. 
8/22: Sun enters Virgo

Last Quarter Moon Phase
August 24, 2016
11:40pm 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 support your communication?  What creative actions supports your communicating?  What actions can you take that share love with your siblings?  Or your neighborhood? 

Special focus:
8/24: Mars Square Neptune. Actions based on confusion.  Fights based on confusion.  Faith at odds with anger. 
8/27: Venus conjunct Jupiter. Big love.   Philosophies based on love.  Joy meets bigger world. 

Monday, August 15, 2016

Aquarius Full Moon August 18

Full Moon Phase
August 18, 2016
5:26am EDT
25 Aquarius 51

The Aquarius Full Moon is when we look up from all that we have been doing in our world and see if there is anyone else out there.   Hunched over our life like a CPA at tax time, we stretch our backs and look around and notice other people during the Aquarius full moon.  

We go from personal to impersonal.  From self to others.    But it is not just enough to see others we are compelled to get up and connect with others.     Aquarius is the water bearer or water carrier.   For thousands of years humans retrieved water from a well or stream or perhaps fountain.    They would walk, often a long distance then dip their jars  into the well and return back to their homes.   Water is critical to life.   Try to not eat for a week and you’ll survive.   Try to not drink water for a week and you will be in a world of hurt.   Water is important but with Aquarius there is something more than water going on.  The actual trip to the watering hole was a source of community.   Conversations took place.  People heard what others were up to and then when they went home they shared the information.    The water bearer was in the know. 

 During Aquarius full moon we look around and see who is in the know.    And more to the point we look around and see who is our community.  We ask, “Which person or people am I in sync?  We find the value in being with like-minded groups.  This is where we can find creative genius by speaking with other like minded.  This is where we find our tribe.   And remember in this case with Aquarius full moon, tribe is not family.     

This Aquarius full phase the moon is sextile Uranus (along with Sun trine Uranus) which puts the accent on breaking out, taking risks, reaching out to someone new.  Novelty and unusual will catch our attention.    The Moon is also inconjunct Mercury & Jupiter suggesting that big opinions and barbed communication may be missing the real point.   Don’t get caught in the weeds this full moon with myopic rhetoric.  Instead seek others that enlighten you or seek to express your thoughts and inspire and enlighten others.    Leo,  the other half of the Aquarius  full moon is about being personal.  Does your group support you personally?  Are they in sync?  Do they help you widen your world or enrich it?   Or are they just big mouths, spewing what you already know putting you in a giant echo chamber?  To that we say, “blech.”  Nothing about Uranus in that scenario.    And by all means let's all avoid the belligerent hot head bullies!   Some of those will get our attention on this full moon.   For sure.  

Take these three days to find some tribe members then process how you connect with them.  Be inspired.   Be creative. Be genius.  Come out of it with a new found energy that propels you forward. 

And sure you can just have a great cup of coffee with a friend and feel a little lift off.   But remember--- no rhetoric! 

This Astrology Week

This Week

For some of us summer is ending this week as we send our kids off to school.  For others you are still enjoying the warm slow days of Leo lunar cycle’s final summer days.    In either situation this week starts off with us finding our executive abilities.   Gibbous moon is focused on responsibilities.   Connected to the Leo energy means taking pride in our talents and skills.   Have you forgotten both?

On the 18th Aquarius Full Moon shines upon us reminding us the value in finding  and engaging like -minded people.   

Gibbous Moon
August 14
2:10pm EDT

Focus on:
What are you learning about your executive abilities?  How have you been neglecting your leadership?  How have you been neglecting your practicality?  How have you been forgetting important responsibilities?   How have you been forgetting your ability to set up others to do their best?

Special Focus:
8/16: Sun trine Uranus.  Creativity gets a spark from out of the blue.  Brilliance is out for all to see and enjoy.
8/17:  Venus trine Pluto.   Love feels transformed.  Love feels a shedding.    Power emboldens the heart.  The heart enflames empowerment.

Full Moon Phase
August 18, 2016
5:26am EDT
25 Aquarius 51

Focus on:   See separate post.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Saturn Direct August 13

Saturn Direct

Saturn Dates:
March 25 Saturn retrograde 16 Sag 24
August 13 Saturn direct 9 Sag 46
April 7 2017 Saturn retrograde 27 Sag 47
August 25, 2017 Saturn direct 21 Sag 11
December 21, 2017 Saturn enters Capricorn

We have about another year and half of Saturn in Sag.   God help us.   I’m personally fatigued by the rhetoric and noisy jingoism.   But that is why Spirit in his infinite wisdom gives us two and half years to get  Saturn right in a sign.  It is just so yucky when we are getting it right in a righteous sign like Sag.  Sigh.

But more to the point, Saturn has been retrograde since the end of March and those people with planets in Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius and Pisces between 9 and 17 degrees have really been feeling stressed and burdened.    The responsibilities have been great primarily because we are doing the “right thing”.     
I know I have two planets in the zone and Saturn has been all over my calendar, savings account, emails, phone calls…I could go on but won’t.   

Anyway, for the rest of you, remember the goal with Saturn in Sag is not to get blustery or righteous but instead tell the truth and as we have already discussed, WALK it.   What are your beliefs?   Do you think the world is a shitty place?  How is that belief working out for you?  Do you think you are unloved?  How is that working out?  Do you think you haven’t the time, strength, energy to do  __________ .   What is that thing in the black line?  Something important.   I don’t mean important like being the first person to fly to Mars. I mean important to your heart.  Important to you.    
Here’s a secret, the more you work on doing something important for you the more likely you will be living a life with enriching beliefs.  Isn’t it time?  What have you learned since March?   Now can you apply it until the next Saturn retrograde in Spring?  I’ll make you a deal. I’ll try if you will.  Let Leo help you get brave about what you want to really accomplish between now and December 2017 when Saturn leaves Sag.