Monday, January 16, 2017

This Week in Astrology

This Week in Astrology

We start off the week in the Disseminating phase.   We wake up on Martin Luther King Day wanting to take care of business.   We are aware of loose ends and want to tighten them up.    We also look around and wonder how we can serve?   Is it a charity?  Is it our neighbor?  Is it a friend or family? 

On the 19th Mars is pushing hard on Saturn.  The warrior goes up to the boss and says, “No”.    We are aware of our responsibilities and they frustrate us and feel like big burdens but at the same time we are galvanized and ready to fight our way through these responsibilities.    With Pisces (Mars) our humanitarian side is on a war path and with Sagittarius (Saturn) righteous rhetoric is not giving an inch.   Push is meeting shove.  

The Sun moves into the final air sign Aquarius on January 19  4:23pm EST.    The Aquarius New Moon will launch about 10 days later.   Watch and see if the energy shifts from business and
responsibility to humanity and community in the next few days.  It may be subtle because we are still in Capricorn lunar cycle  which also on the 19th moves into the final quarter.    We go back to our Capricorn New Moon on December 29 and consider how much things have moved since the launch.    How have we stepped up our game that puts us out in the world or helps move up a ladder?   Go back and give New Moon a read and then during the last quarter moon take actions that support your move  up by letting go.  Let go of stuff that is stopping your growth. 

January 15, 2017
6:46pm EST

Focus on:  How are you sharing organizational skills? How are you sharing your ability to focus on details?  How are you sharing skills that serve others?  How are you a good servant? 

Special focus:
1/19: Mars Sq Saturn.  Hard work feels tough.  Burdens need focus and discipline.   Tasks are up to be tackled. 
1/19 Sun enters Aquarius

Last Quarter Moon Phase
January 19, 2017
5:13pm EST

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 jettison old behaviors?   What actions can you take that support transformation?  What are you be asked to let go and release?   What is being born on the other side of ‘letting go’? 


Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Full Moon in Cancer

Cancer Full Moon
January 12, 2017
6:33am EST

What a big ol’ full moon in our sky! 

It is glorious.   

Capricorn Sun in the final earth sign reminds us to look at our practicality and look at our goals, our ambitions, at our career and our place in the world.    But halfway through the Capricorn lunar cycle we get the Cancer full moon to help us remember our authentic self.   What moves us?  What do we feel in our soul and bones?  Who is our family?  How do we connect with them?  What and who is our history?  What do we value?   Who do we value?    When we cut off ourselves from our emotions we are robots.   Cancer full moon reminds us we are not animatronics punching time cards, showing up here and there because we ‘should’.   No, Cancer full moon speaks to our roots and feelings and reminds what we are made of from the ground up.  Cancer full moon show us the importance of our emotions not just so we can vent but more to move us after all, the word “motion” is in emotion.    

On this particular Cancer full moon chart, the Sun and Moon are in tough aspects with Jupiter and Uranus.  In astrology this is an aspect called a grand cross.     During the three-day full phase, we could feel stretched in ways we never thought were possible.   Blame Jupiter.   We may be running hard to please others and yes it could be at a cost.     At the same time we could feel the need to break out of restrictions, tell people to just ‘shove it.’    And we also could take a moment and question if our emotions have gotten in the way of our bigger selves?   Where is our cool head? 

With all this tension this is a great full moon to use our emotions to motivate us to take care of business.  Not just work but the business of life.  We have crap that needs to be fixed, ditched, adjusted.   We have To-Do lists.   And we have parts of our life that just simply are not in synch with our emotions.    Use this full moon to consider any adjustments you need to make that make your world a little bit more authentic.

Venus is on top of Neptune offering gentleness to the full moon.   Sympathy, creativity and humanitarianism a greater bigger love will be in the air, which is a nice antidote to any rough feelings that pop up.    Yes, we are capable of taking a breath. 


Monday, January 9, 2017

This Week's Astrology Report

This Astrological Week

Our week starts off in Gibbous phase.  It is important to watch our communication. 

Questions to Focus on:
What needs to be refined about your communication?   What needs to be refined about your thinking?   What are you neglecting about your ability to reason?   How can your communication be refined?  How can you refine your activity with siblings and neighbors? 

On January 10th we feel the tension of Sun Square Uranus.   We want action and we want to break through all obstacles.  How we do it probably not 100 percent kosher.  And how others do to us not so great as well.    Okie Dokie.  At the very least watch your driving.     The tension continues….

On January 11 Sun Square Jupiter in Libra.  Yeah, we know we should play fair but no one is doing it.   How can you keep Capricorn cool while other people are losing their shiite?    And with Jupiter in Libra we know there is some merit in faking it until something is real.    

On January 12  6:33am EST  we move into CANCER Full Moon. 
(See separate post)

Special focus:
1/12:  Mercury re-enters Capricorn.  Phew let’s get back to practical thinking.
1/12:  Venus conjunct Neptune:  Faith and spirit inspire love, gentleness, values.    Money may get fuzzy. Or humanitarian needs are called upon.

Friday, January 6, 2017

Astrological Pressures

January 7 at 1:44am EST    The Sun will conjunct Pluto.    This aspect happens once a year.    Pluto in Capricorn is putting pressure on all of our hierarchies and systems and forcing us to ask if they are working or not.   Having the Sun shine will point out any flaws and weaknesses.  This weekend it is pretty up for all to question.      For those people who have planets at 17 and 18 degrees of Capricorn, Aries, Cancer & Libra you are feeling changes a bit more profound than the rest of us.   Perhaps it feels like a personal earthquake.

January 8 at 1:42am EST Mercury turns direct at 28 degrees of Sagittarius, conjuncting the Galactic Center of the Universe.    Our brains have been processing at a slower rate since the retrograde began three weeks ago and now we will shake off the cobwebs and wake up with a new vision.   Perhaps we have felt asleep and now we are no longer asleep but galvanized on something important.

January 10 at 11:21am EST Sun will square Uranus.   This aspect between the Sun in Capricorn and Uranus in Aries happens once a year.    Like strange astrological bookends we have to get Sun messing with Pluto where we find our flaws and then it rubs up against Uranus when we demand action.   Not smooth clean action but movement that is more like a rough ride.   We drive 100 mph over every speed bump.        

This astrological window is definitely filled with energy.     Watch your world!  And our world, too!    

Monday, January 2, 2017

This Week Astrology

Happy New Year.

Crescent Moon Phase
January 1, 2017
11:18pm EST

Focus on: What are you learning about your like minded peers?   What are you learning about goals?  What are you learning about breaking out?  What are you learning about rebellion? 

Special focus:
1- 2: Venus enters Pisces
1-4: Mercury enters Sag (second time)
1-4: Venus semisquare Pluto.  Love and Money feel under appreciated.  Values changing. 

First Quarter Moon
January 5,
2:46pm EST

Focus on:  What actions can you take that speak to independence?  What actions can you take that have you fired up?  What actions can you take make you feel like a warrior?  What actions can you take speak to breaking out?  

Special focus
1-7: Sun/Pluto What transformations need to be made that strengthen your executive skills?  Accessing empowerment and making changes in your public world.  
1-8:  Mercury station direct 4:42am (EST) Phew!  (see separate post)

1-8:  Venus semisquare Uranus.   Changes and maybe losses around love and values.  Independence costs a price.