Wednesday, July 23, 2014

For our final days of Cancer Lunar Cycle ....

I give you a pet crab eating noodles.

you are welcome.

thanks to MF for the heads up.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

This Week

Today the moon moves into Balsamic phase signaling a time when we begin to wrap up the Cancerian energy.    Additionally today the Sun moves into Leo. 

Also Mercury is opposed to Pluto (exact in early morning EDT).   Thinking MUST have an evolution. There must be a thought that dies and a rebirth will follow.  If you begin to mull any issue take your thoughts to a deeper level.   For example if you are fighting with someone (again) ask yourself what is this thing in me that brings me back to this fight again?   Or if there is some other issue that has got your brain on overdrive, go deep on it.   Where is your limited thinking getting in your way?   How can you have a thought die so a rebirth can occur? 

Balsamic Moon Phase
July 22
5:32 pm EDT  

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

Focus on  We release our nervous energy.  We release our talking.   We release our excess communicating.  We release our shallowness.    

Special focus:
7/22 Sun enters Leo
7/24 Venus/Neptune: Creativity, inspired, dreamy, gentleness around love and resources.
7/24: Sun/Jupiter:  Expansion of emotions.  Abundant and generous with a tinge of righteousness. 
7/24: Mercury/Uranus:  Mentally wired up tight.   High strung.  Short fuses abound.
7/24: Mercury/Saturn: Sharp, critical, smart thoughts about what stuff needs to be dumped.  
7/25: Mars enters Scorpio

New moon in Leo is around the corner (July 26 10:54am edt) (POST TO CoME)

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Let's put on a show---Saturn & Uranus change course!

Saturn turns direct
July 20 4:45pm EDT

Saturn has been in Scorpio for two years and for the last six months it has been retrograde.   Normally this placement would be the big talking point in most astrology columns. But frankly we have all been so focused on the cardinal crosses for the last couple years it is hard to get worked up over little ol’ Saturn.   Now as the cardinal energy starts to dissipate ---a bit—we can turn our attention to Saturn.  Saturn goes direct on July 20th.    Saturn is our dad, the boss, the disciplinarian, the broom that sweeps out the ineffective.   It is also our responsibility and our burdens.  In Scorpio, Saturn can bring out deep –seated fears and some are responding by trying to control their world.  Good luck mircro managing humans.   With Saturn in Scorpio we should look at the psychological habits that no longer serve.  This is very similar to the energy of Pluto in Capricorn.  Actually we are in a period called  ‘mutual reception’ when two planets are in each other’s ruling signs.   Saturn rules Capricorn but he is in Scorpio.   Pluto rules Scorpio but he is in Capricorn. They are like cosmic bookends holding up one shelf on one topic.  The topic in this case is—to find real empowerment, get rid of crap that no longer serves and evolve!  Or, to put it a bit more succinct, “Evolution is critical even if it kills you.”  And no it won’t kill you but those bad habits should most certainly die.   Saturn in Scorpio speaks to money, debt, co mingled funds, sex, power, taxes, death (& rebirth).  It is a sign of extremes.   Where are we hanging on to grey when we should go for black & white?    As tough as Saturn sounds it does reward hard work.   It may be a long haul but remember Saturn delays it does not deny.  And the gift of Saturn in Scorpio will not return to us again for 28 years.   When Saturn moves into Sagittarius in late December it will be a whole new game.   Religious zealots will be in the news for sure.   God help us if religious wars kick in on a new level.   But whatever it is, the focus on your little savings account, your sex, your co-mingled funds and your evolution will not be of importance.  Not at all, so do what you can now for the next six months to get your evolution in play. And for Godsakes sweep out the psychological cobwebs. 

Uranus turns retrograde
July 21 10:35pm EDT

Uranus turns retrograde the day after Saturn makes his move, Uranus turns retrograde on July 21st at 17 Aries and will go back to 12 degrees Aries.  Anyone with planets between those degrees of cardinal signs should be aware that there is stuff being churned up.   Even for the rest of us we are all working out Uranus.   Uranus is brilliant and eccentric but he can be abrupt and rough.  We have all been dealing with Uranus in Aries since 2010 and we will continue to slog it out until 2019.   Aries is about new beginnings, new paths and new roads.  He is also about new fights.  And Uranus is about change and revolution.   Uranus spends half of every year in retrograde.   He is hunting for things that hold him back.   Shackles will be shaken.    Yes, sometimes the problems are real but sometimes Uranus in Aries just needs to stop its hatin’.   It is hard to tell this to Uranus in Aries but villains are not everywhere.  Or at the very least perhaps it is important to look at internal villains.   During the retrograde we will see areas that need our attention for sure.    Changes that need to be made will perhaps get our focus.    Great.   However we will also see where some of us have pursued misguided revolts.  Who stirred things up that maybe went too far?   But on the good side it is sometimes nothing like a noisy Cra-Cra situation to wake up the sleep.  Or the people who ‘don’t want to get involved.’   Suddenly they have a horse in the race.  There is a lot to watch and participate in between now and late December when it turns direct.   If you are confused about what side to fight ask people whom you respect and see where they fall.    But at the end of the day make your own decision.

Monday, July 14, 2014

This Week

We wrap up the full moon phase on Tuesday and yes some of us are still working out the tensions of the SuperMoon.   Others are basking in successes.     In the meantime, Disseminating starts on Tuesday.  

July 15
11:44am EDT

Focus on: How are you sharing your spirituality?  How are you sharing your mysticism?  How are you sharing the practices of your faith?  How are you sharing your compassion?  How are you sharing your ability to dissolve unpleasantness? How are others sharing their crazy?      

Then on July 16 (6:30am EDT) Jupiter moves out Cancer and into Leo.  I have been talking for a while that I’m ready to see this planetary move, both personally and globally.   I mean haven’t we had enough of the cardinal energy crosses?!?    I see you nodding your head.

Jupiter will be in Leo for a year and the last time Jupiter was in Leo was August 2, 2002 until August 27, 2003.  You may have things come up that are a call back to that period.   In particular look to areas of your life where you needed or generated great creativity and prepare to do it all again! Not the exact journey but the effort of being creative again.   It can be a fun time full of good laughs and of course people will be getting their Theatrics On!    I think many of us will feel relief as soon as Jupiter makes his move.   Afterall, Jupiter is the biggest planet of the zodiac, he does not do anything small.  Unfortunately, for most of the last year he has been in a major bitch fight with Mars/Uranus/Pluto.  This is like a stand up comedian ending up in the Kabul, Afghanistan.    And I’m sure Jupiter has been thinking, “How the hell did I end up here?”    My sense is Jupiter will go racing into Leo---“Let’s get the party started immediately.”    

Leo also speaks to our strength and bravery.  Where do we need to be brave?  Where do we need to be bigger than life?  How do we use shyness to hold ourselves back?  Are you ready to let that go?   

Take a look and ask where do you want to play?   And who do you want in your party?  Where are you desperate for creativity?  What gets your heart started?  What gets the blood rushing through your body?  And then there is LOVE.  Big ol’ sloppy love and passion is all LEO.   Where do you need to fall in love?  Maybe it is simple, you just need to fall in love or perhaps you are already in a love relationship but you need to fall in love again?   Not just in your partner but in some part of your life?  Your career?  Your children?  Your vacations?  Your money?  And above all your CREATIVITY!   Fall in love with it. 

We’ll be talking more about Jupiter in Leo all year but first order of business—find Fun! 

On 7/18: Venus moves out mental Gemini and into soft vulnerable tender Cancer.  We could get crabby but we will be feeling again.  And isn’t that the point?

On Friday July 18
We move into Last Quarter Moon Phase
July 18
10:08pm 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 independence? What actions are you taking that put you on your own path?  What actions are you taking that ignite a spark?     

Friday, July 11, 2014

Full Moon Capricorn

Full Moon Phase

July 12
7:24am EDT
20l Cap 03

Oh, the pull between family and career, or the pull between emotions and keeping it professional.   Is there any tug greater?   Yeah, when it is a full moon in Capricorn with a conjunction to Pluto.    This full moon! 

We have been on a roller coaster for the last year as we plowed through the cardinal crosses. We still have Pluto and Uranus squaring however, in a couple days Mars and Jupiter are moving out of Cancer and Libra, thus ending the crosses.  Hurray.  But before they go ---this full moon is giving us one last push from the cardinal universe. 

Push #1 Moon in Cap with Pluto on top is asking, (yes, one more time)---
How are you overhauling your position in the world?   How are you overhauling your career?  How are you overhauling your executive abilities? How are you utilizing your inner CEO?    With Pluto we also better ask, “Where are you jealous?”  “And where is your inner snob all twisted up?   
What are you going to do with that energy?   What is it telling you?

Push #2
A square between the Moon and Mars is begging for a big ass fight.    At the very least, watch your driving.  Watch how people try to get into it with you. Watch how you try to get into it with others.   If someone is losing it, try to disengage and then go to the gym.   Relationships could be under stress. Especially if one of the partners has been suppressing stuff.  Good luck suppressing anything this weekend.  Even if you aren’t saying anything hideous, your facial expression will tell it all.   And the final gasp of passive aggressiveness will be everywhere.  What to do?  Get into a pissing match?  Sure.  Ignore it?  Sure.   Hide?   Sure, if you can.  But you probably can’t and you know it.

Push #3 North Node conjunction Mars.   Once again, there will be fights within partnerships and relationships.  There could also be real action. . Working as a team and doing some hot and sweaty real work.   Not talking about doing stuff but really doing it.   If one partner has been sitting back not carrying his or her weight then this weekend could be the time they step up their game.  And if not?   Well, lack of action will  speak volumes.  And will be duly noted.   Remember Mars is moving into Scorpio in a few days and once he leaves passive aggressive Libra for Black and White Scorpio—bring out the knives, someone is getting cut out.

Push #4 Uranus squares Sun & Moon
Breakthroughs.   Are you ready to have a great breakthrough this weekend?  Are you ready to do something different?  Are you ready to mix it up?   Great.  Are you ready to be daring?  Great.   But if you want to stay stuck and tackle this full moon like any other day---then get ready for your world to rock.   Because remember if you don’t make the change, the Universe will do it for you. 

This full moon is also called a Supermoon as defined by  Richard Nolle. 
Extra close to earth.   Tides will be super high and super low.   Emotions will be super up and  super down.    Supermoons sometimes bring earthquakes and with the square to Uranus, there probably will be something rattling somewhere.  

Anyway, use the cardinal full moon to continue to make movements in your life.  Or at the very, very least make some keen observations as to what is holding you back and consider what is it going to take for you to finally improve your lot (how Capricorn).