Sunday, August 16, 2015

This Astro Week

The Leo New Moon continues to flame on Monday. Where do you need strength?  Where are you showing creativity?  Where is your passion?  Where is your love?  What seeds are you planting  that speak to building your self esteem?  How are you feeling and being ALIVE!   Take Monday and Tuesday  (early) morning to plant those seeds.  

On Tuesday new moves into Crescent phase.

Crescent Moon Phase
Aug 18
1:43pm EDT 

Focus on:  What are your learning about partners?  What are you learning about partnerships?  What are you learning about balance?  What are you learning about passive aggressiveness?  What are you learning about diplomacy?   What are you learning about beauty?

Special Focus:
8/19: Venus trine Uranus:  Things that are valued come out of nowhere.  A surprise around love & money.   Playfulness in a different arena is fun. 
8/21: Sun/Saturn.   Pig headedness. Ego gets checked.  Hard work and discipline wants no more playtime. 

First Quarter Moon
August 22
3:30pm EDT

First quarter: We do more actions based on the information that we just received.  Or we feel our instincts guide us on something.  We pursue again.  We make another call or we see someone. We mail something.  We stir the pot again.  This can be a time when we realize that the goals we planted on New need more action from us, perhaps actions that involve breaking away.   Are there people who say they have our best interest in heart but fear us growing away from them?  Maybe we need to get help from others not the usual suspects.  Some independence may need to be exerted.

Focus on:  What actions can you take that speak to things that are foreign?  What actions can you take that speak to your philosophy?  How are you brave by building a bridge to something that is ‘different’?  How are hypocrites or hypocritical behavior rubbing you raw?  What actions can you take that speak to YOUR truth? 

Special focus
8/23  Sun enters Virgo

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Leo New Moon: Roar!

Leo New Moon
August 14, 10:53am EDT

This is a pretty cool Leo New Moon.    What is it going to take for you to have fun?  Or what is it going to take for you to run with your creativity?   What is it going to take for you to love without abandonment?   Oh, there is so much that Leo can teach you.  Go to this LINK to read the whole article.  

In the meantime, here is a little snippet but go to the link for the whole write up.  Lots to read.

Leo New Moon
August 14, 2015   10:53am EDT

Learning Leo
Wow.   We are getting a big ol’ fat terrific Leo New Moon and we all deserve it.   Honestly, is there anyone on earth who hasn’t felt shaken up in the last three years?   The Uranus/Pluto tension starting in 2012 put us all in a hideous world of black and white and somber grey.   Fear abounds everywhere during this tough patch but now, get out of the way, Technicolor is entering our life for twenty-nine days.   This is a fabulous New Moon; let’s all make an effort to run with the colors!    

Leo is the second fire sign of the zodiac.  In Aries the first fire sign, we have sparks and hot white flames that can forge new ground but also can singe if you get too close.  In Leo, the flame is robust and hot and workable.  It is the flame that we use for cooking or warming the family.  It is the harnessed flame.    By the time we get to Sagittarius the flame has mellowed. It still can warm food or feet and more to the point it can be used to ignite other fires, perfect for Sag the philosopher and educator.      

When we think about Leo we sometimes stumble on the bravado nature of the Lion.  Roaring all over the place, sucking up oxygen wherever they go, so thin-skinned that when they bruise they are the loudest.      But the other part of Leo is equally at play.  They are unabashed about their pride.  When they do something they do it big and right.  They want it to be glorious.   And you know what? We can learn from them.      They are loyal; they will stick by someone in thick and thin.   They know their strength and usually others in their tribe/pack/pride whatever you want to call it, rely on Leo’s strength.  They are not afraid to be strong.  And you know what?  We can learn from them.    When they love, they love with full force. Like a big ol’ cat grooming their mate or their cub. Leo will lick their loved one or their creative project all over.   They don’t hide their love or marginalize it or rationalize it, they just love with force.   They are not afraid to be passionate.  And you know what?  We can learn from them.    

And no one knows how to play like Leo.  They find humor everywhere they go, they laugh loud, they like others to laugh, they enjoy a party and with Leo a party can be two people.    They are creative from the ends of their toes to the top of their crown chakra.    And more to the point they are not afraid to have fun, play and activate their creativity.   And you know what?  We can learn from them.

Of course we have a Leo New Moon every year but it is not every year that there is this much opportunity to learn so much from Leo.  Sometimes the planets are in such harsh aspects with the Sun and Moon that we have to avoid Leo pitfalls.   We have to run from the braggarts, the exaggerations, the egotistical outbursts, and perhaps narcissism where they and their opinions are the center of the world.   Sure every sign has its bumps and we discuss them every month.  But this Leo lunar cycle is not so much about the bumps and more about us getting out of our way and letting Leo teach us a thing or two about being creative, being big, having fun and for goodness sake feeling ALIVE!!! 

This Leo New Moon chart, the Sun and Moon are in pretty tight conjunction with Venus and a wider (out of sign) conjunction with Jupiter.   Additionally the Sun/Moon trine Uranus and there is a square with Saturn.   Which is a small rough part but let’s look at the good right now.

Monday, August 10, 2015

This Week

This Week begins with balsamic moon.  This is NOT the time to be launching anything.  This is not the time to clean anything up.  This is time to release and let go.    On Tuesday Jupiter the planet of “Big” and “Expansion” moves out of Leo and into Virgo.   This journey by Jupiter will take a year so we have plenty of time to get our Virgo going.   You can read more about it HERE.   At the end of the week we move into our LEO new Moon.  It is a good one.  Post will follow.     
In the meantime, R E L E A S E .

Balsamic Moon Phase
August 10
1:16pm EDT

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

Focus on We release our feelings.  We release our need to emote.  We release our manipulation through emotions.    We release our guilt.  And our guilt on others.  

Special focus:
8/11:  Jupiter in Virgo
8/12: Mercury/Neptune:  Fuzzy thinking.  Dreamy thinking.  Communication looks weird and odd and not necessarily is it the truth. 

Leo  New Moon August 14 10:53am EDT  21 Leo 31 

Jupiter's Big Move into Virgo

Jupiter in Virgo  
On August 11th (7:11am EDT) Jupiter moves out of loud and noisy Leo and into reserved Virgo.   The Zodiac progression is not a random act in astrological terms.  We need dramatic Leo with all of its bravery and grand ideas to be followed by tidy Virgo whose discipline nature can test if the Leo ideas make sense and can be built upon.   Virgo is our daily work.  You gotta know that of all signs Jupiter is really uncomfortable in Virgo.  Virgo is about dotting I’s and crossing T’s and Jupiter comes in like a bull in a china shop, loud and brusque.  In fact Jupiter is in his detriment in the sign Virgo—Meaning it is a little difficult for Jupiter to get his Jupiter on.   But it does not mean he does not propel us or help us expand and accomplish the good from Jupiter.  It is just that jovial energy must be harnessed in with Virgo daily habits. 

How can we use Jupiter’s energy in a daily manner?  Jupiter wants us to expand our world.  Jupiter is also about faith and religion.  Jupiter stays in a sign for about a year.   We will be tested to use our faith daily.  As said, Jupiter’s goal is to expand our world.  When it is in Virgo we will feel the urge to expand our world in some practical way, perhaps even traveling.   We also will get realistic (perfect Virgo world) about how to accomplish more travel in our life.  Is it putting a dollar a day in a jar and planning a trip next summer?  Is it taking a monthly payment out of our checkbook transferred to a travel savings?  Perhaps you will go about your day and meet more ‘foreign’ people, places or food.  Or expand our circle because we don’t feel we have enough people in it or we need new energy.    

Jupiter is the planet of luck.  But it is not some out of the blue lucky thing that just happens when it is in the sign Virgo.  Rather it more about the discipline and the hard work we do (Virgo) to make our ‘luck’ (Jupiter).   Virgo is the sign of daily health, hygiene and diet.  “Oh, Jupiter how this is challenging.”    Jupiter wants to eat and drink everything in front of him, but while in Virgo we can access the other part of Jupiter that is the optimism of finally locking a great diet that improves our health.   We get a boost of Jupiter positivity when we cut our calories down every day for a week and see a pound or two drop on the scale.   “Maybe I can do another week,” says Jupiter.    What other projects do you have on your calendar that need daily work and optimism?    Use Jupiter for the cause!   

On August 3rd we had the first of three squares between Saturn and Jupiter.    There will be two more during Jupiter’s trek in Virgo.  The second on March 23, 2016 (16/17 Sag/Virgo)  and the final one on May 26  (2016)  (13/14 Sag/Virgo).   This is a push and pull between our pessimists and our optimists.  It is the push between being big and grand and taking on so much but then nothing gets accomplished.  It is getting lost in the forest and not seeing the trees.  It is getting lost in the trees and not seeing the forest.  Quite simply it is the microscope versus the telescope.   Where are you using one lens and need to switch to the other?    Finding daily faith will be a must to make it through these aspects.  And perhaps one of the more fruitful areas to explore with Jupiter is our philosophy and our opinions.   Many people will look at their daily life and see how it matches or doesn’t match their opinions and philosophy.  Is it working for you?  For example and this is an easy one, if you have a skanky opinion about ‘rich’ people then look at your income.  Would you benefit by more income?  Well how can you accomplish that if you have a crappy opinion about people who have money?    Look at all your opinions for the next year and see if they are working for you.  Especially around the dates for the squares with Saturn.    Go back to the first week of August 2015 and ask yourself what came up and see if it gets revisited in March and May.    And remember Jupiter will want to expand your calendar and schedule so much it might feel you are imploding.  Take a breath and prioritize everything but put health and exercise at the top and you will make the most of big ol’ Jupiter.