Tuesday, July 17, 2018

This Week in Astrology : Week of July 16

This week begins with a Crescent phase moon.  Lots of information coming our way that speaks to daily schedule and how we feel about our routines.   Then we move into first quarter.   The big pressure for the week is the build up to Mars on the Nodes on the 20th.    There is a fuse burning this week…are you feeling it personally?  

Crescent Moon Phase
July 16, 2018 
3:51am EDT 

Focus on: What information are you receiving that speaks to your feelings and how they impact your daily calendar?  What are you learning about your daily routines?  And how are they impacted by need to protect?  Or your need to nurture?  What are you learning about your critical nature?   How much is it based on nurture or protection? 

First Quarter Moon 
July 19 
3:52 pm EDT 

Focus on:  What actions are you taking that speak to your emotions with in your relationship?   How are your emotions and feelings and need to protect or nurture highlighted within your partnerships?  How are your partnerships like family?   Even the ones who are not family?   Is it healthy?   Great. Is it not healthy?  What changes can you make to bring a healthier approach? 

Special focus
7/20: Mars conjunct South Node/Oppose North node (see above)
7/22: Sun enters Leo 

Mars & Nodes July 20

As we discussed last cycle, Mars retrogrades every couple of years and at the end of June Mars the warrior stationed retrograde in the sign of Aquarius.  This is the first time it has retrograded in Aquarius since the summer of 1971 and before that the summer of 1939.   Okie dokie.

In his journey, Mars can go over the nodes every year or so (both conjunct & oppose) but this is a particular interesting time since Mars retrograde is right in the hot spot of the lunar nodes and he drives over them three times.  The nodes speak (broad strokes) to karma and dharma.  Skills we have to access because it is part of our life purpose and behaviors we need to jettison because it is our life burden.   Obviously, the nodes in our natal chart have the most meaning to us personally.  But the transiting nodes are also important and can churn up stuff both personally and globally.    This summer Mars will be driving over the nodes like some kind of crazed Viking. The first hit was June 8thso you can think back if anything came up around the first pass.  The second hit is July 20thand the final time is September 26.  So much of the angst of this aspect speaks to people who are either with their tribe or not with their tribe— and are they with people who inspire them?   It is not enough to be connected on low energy—think complainers who like to be with complainers that is not the lesson of south node in Aquarius.  Watching the young soccer players caught in the cave in Thailand has been an allegory of Mars on South Node in Aquarius.   The fraternity, the unusual circumstance and more to the point large groups (again Aquarius) coming together in heroic ways to rescue (Leo). We all are cheering them along from all over the world.   

We probably should expect some cult news to pop up in this cycle which is not a superior use of the Aquarius energy.   Personally, it is more important to be connected with people that bring out the best in you (NN Leo) and you share with them not from ego but more like you are sharing food with friends.   “Hey I have this thought, action, inspiration that you might like.”   With Mars retro we may realize we are sharing with people who don’t care or don’t get what makes us special.  So then what do we do?    Perhaps it is time to expand your circle?   Say Yes to something you would normally say NO.   Watch what comes up around the 20thand see if you get informed about your circles or lack of them or if you are not being understood in your group.    See how much you learn between June 8 and September 26 when it finishes its Viking-ness on the nodes.   

Monday, July 9, 2018

Cancer New Moon - Partial Eclipse

Cancer New Moon
(Partial Solar Eclipse)
July 12, 10:47pm EDT

Have you learned to access the most powerful thing in your life-- your emotions?
Now would be a good time to access them and put them to work.    F L O W

You will find my article HERE 

Saturday, July 7, 2018

Jupiter Direct July 10

Jupiter Direct 
July 10 1:02pm EDT 
13 Scorpio 20 

Jupiter stationed retrograde on March 8thand it has no doubt churned up a lot for everyone.  Remember he is the biggest planet in our solar system.  

How well do you know your natal chart?   If you know where 13-20 degrees of Scorpio live in your chart then you have a pretty good idea what kind of rocks Jupiter has turned over and which creepy crawlies have emerged.   The nature of the yucky stuff is money and shared resources, debt, sex, taxes, investments and power.  Along with death and rebirth.     If it is in your 3 house of neighbors and siblings and gossip you probably have learned a lesson or two about sharing too much information either now or in your past.  Or maybe there was a sibling or a neighbor trying to get your ‘power’.   Or if you have these degrees in your 10thhouse then god knows your career has felt overhauled or perhaps it is at the beginning of the overhauling.   But even if you don’t know your chart, you still KNOW stuff has been turned upside down in Scorpio.   In particular financial resources may have been wonky or debt seems untenable or sex and power feel ‘off’.  Whatever it is, you may feel more optimistic once Jupiter turns direct.  And if not optimistic you could have learned something about the issues and have a new approach or a new philosophy.  Have you learned about you when you ‘put your mind’ to something what you can accomplish?    There is some value in that OCD component to Scorpio.   We only get Jupiter in Scorpio once every 12 years so whatever lesson this one has for us let’s utilize the information and fix things that need fixing going forwards.   It is interesting that this station direct is taking place in the Gemini lunar phase reminding us that the most important move we can make when faced with the above stated obstacles  is change our thinking first.    Or as Stuart Smalley said, fix your “stinkin’ thinking ”  

Please note these dates and see how you can utilize the Jupiter in Scorpio energy going forward. 

October 10, 2017 Jupiter enter Scorpio 
December 12, 2017 Jupiter shadow 
March 8, 2018 Jupiter station retrograde 23 Scorpio 13
July 10, Jupiter station direct 13 Scorpio 20
October 5 Jupiter leaves shadow 
November 8 Jupiter enters Sagittarius   (last time it was in Sag was 2006)

Monday, July 2, 2018

Astrology This Week of July 2

The Full Moon has passed.  Were you practical for three days?   I hope you made the most of the Cap moon.

Now we move into Disseminating.  This week is highlighted by a loving trine between the Sun and Neptune which softens some of the hard corners we see or experience .  And we have Chiron stationing retrograde, it is not particularly something that will show itself this week but it will be part and parcel to some of the action that takes place this summer.    Special shout out to our March 18-March 20 birthdays, how are you healing your wounds?  Did you know you are the only one who can heal it?  Get in tune, man, it is all in your hands. 
July 2
4:15am  EDT

Focus on:  How are you sharing your flexibility with friends?  How are you moving with dexterity among your tribe?  How are you sharing what it means to be a friend with others? 

Special focus:
7/5: Chiron retrograde see post (Steven Forrest) 12:46am EDT
7/5: Mercury oppose Uranus.  Argumentative.  Sparring.   Tribe versus self.  

Last Quarter Moon Phase
July 6, 2018 

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 support your independence?  How are you showing flexibility in order to carve your own way?   What do you see off in the horizon that needs your self determination and how can you adapt to make it a reality? 

Special focus:
7/8 Sun trine Neptune.  Family and emotions are in sync with the world.  Harmony comes from within with ease.  Wisdom from an inner place.  Emotions and faith are engaged.  Art and faith interwoven. 

7/9 Mercury square Jupiter.  Big ideas and big opinions are at war with romance and self esteem.  Death and rebirth at war with ego. 

Chiron Stations Retrograde --- Steven Forrest

On July 5, 12:46am EDT
2 Aries 25.

Steven Forrest is a gifted astrologer and has been writing about the planetary aspects and placements for decades.   I just got an email from him regarding Chiron and Saturn.  He has elegant write up about the square that never is....but is.   It is a part of our journey this summer.

I invite you to read what he has written.   He is a master on various astrology subjects.    Take a read you will see his knowledge.  


Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Capricorn Full Moon June 28/June 27

Capricorn Full Moon.
June 28 12:53am EDT  

Every 14 or so years Saturn can either conjunct or oppose a full moon, not always but has at least that opportunity.  And with this Full Moon, Saturn is in conjunction (on top) of the moon.    Saturn, the natural ruler of Capricorn brings a gift and if we are up for it we can access it. 

Hard working responsible Saturn brings a sobriety to the Full Moon. This is not a light, easy peasy full moon cycle.  It may have some stresses as we try to take care of business.  But more to the point this Full Moon asks us how do we respond and how do we show responsibility.    For three days we can be confronted on how we respond to our emotions (Cancer).   Cancer’s hard shell is protective which at times is needed but there is also a problem with calcifications and rigidity.  How do you grow when you have a hard shell?  Do you need to relax a bit about your shell? Soften it and grow?   In two weeks we will have a solar eclipse in Cancer and we will learn the value of releasing and flushing our emotions.  During this full moon we get a coming attraction of what we may need to release at the eclipse.   

Capricorn speaks to putting emotions out in the world either through business or through accomplishments. But if one is too focused on the outside world and disconnected to emotions there is a ruthlessness that does nothing for anyone except engender ill feelings, to say the least.  The key is to let your emotions guide where you should put your responsibilities.  Not cut off your emotions so you can be extreme in your goals.   

This full moon ask:

Are you stepping up where your feelings are guiding you? 
Are you being too childlike?  
Where do you need to be more adult?  
Are you too adult and have forgotten the joy of being a kid?  
Have you forgotten the importance of tender?  
Have you forgotten the importance of righteous leading?

In this chart, Chiron the wounded healer in the sign Aries, is pushing on the sun and moon reminding us that sometimes the responsible and emotional move is that of the warrior.   Watch what comes up these three days where you want to pick up your sword and shield.  How are you being a warrior for the heart and the head?  How are you carving a new road with your response?  

When I was younger there was an expression describing someone as “cold as a witch’s tit”.  When you put Saturn on the moon and make it in the sign Capricorn –well, there’s not enough space heaters to warm up that boob. Watch who is cold.  What wound does it bring up for you and how can you heal it by finding our emotions and empowering you to be a warrior?   

At the very least this Capricorn Full Moon reminds us that we just need to be practical.  There is stuff that we control and there is stuff we can’t but with Saturn you can dig deep and start the long fix right now. Let your emotions guide you to where you need to bring your responsibilities. 

 Allow me to help you find your tender and your responsibility.  I had the calling come in last week when I was asked to help take care of a new kitten.   Alas my moon in Cancer was chosen.