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
5:32 pm EDT
Balsamic:We let go.By releasing we can prepare for the new.
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
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
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.
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
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
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
God, grant me
to accept the things
I cannot change Courage to change the
things I can, and the
Wisdom to know the difference.
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?
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
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?
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
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 byRichard 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).