Monday, June 26, 2017

Astrology This Week June 26 2017

Friends we are still in the new phase for Cancer lunar cycle.   Have you read New Moon?  Go HERE.  
How are the emotions?  I know I am already feeling it.   I woke up today ready to tackle the world and then I sort of collapsed…but I’m not judging it.   Just gathering my energy by slowing down.    That’s what this 29 day is about.  Harnessing our energy. 

We move into Crescent on the 27th and the accent will be on daring to be creative.  Daring to have fun.   As much as we will be playful and wanting to be creative dynamo, watch out for rough conversations or abrupt movements with Mercury on Mars.  And at the same time there is evolutionary thinking with Mercury oppose Pluto.  Our survival is dependent on our shifting and changing our thoughts.    Do you know how to think on your feet?  This would be the perfect phase to show everyone your dexterity.  

At the end of the week and during the weekend we move into First quarter moon and this sets off our first cardinal hot spot for this 29-day cycle. The moon will be in Libra and we are watching the moon it as it activates Pluto, Jupiter & Uranus.  Every month we have these spots but during this Cancer 29 day cycle we are focused a little bit more on them as they could reveal some of the same energy we are hitting with Jupiter & Pluto & Uranus in August & September.   Watch what comes up and don’t be surprised if  the weekend is a little rough. 

Crescent Moon Phase
June 27, 4:59am EDT

Focus on: What are learning about being brave?  What are you learning about your creativity? What are you learning about playing and having fun?  What are you learning about the power of boldness?  What perils are you learning about being bigger than life?   What are you learning about passion and love?  

Special focus:

6/27:  Mercury square Jupiter. Beware of tall tales and those who tell them.    Opinions vs family.  Sigh.   Watch the wallet!  You can’t buy love. 
6/27: Mercury trine Neptune.  Faith and spirit are in sync with our thinking.  Communication of faith and trust go far. 
6/28:  Mercury conjunct Mars.  Fighting words.  Fighting family.  Keep moving.   Out maneuver problem areas to avoid the fight.
6/29: Mercury oppose Pluto.   Powerful thoughts.   Thoughts about power.   Thinking that is controlled.   Thinking about deep transformation.   

First Quarter Moon
June 30, 2017 
8: 51pm 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:  How are your relationships activating you?  How are you activated to find balance?  How are you moving on partnerships?  If it is a teeter-totter?  Are you up or are you down in your relationship?   How are you finding the balance?

July 1&2:  Moon in Libra oppose Pluto.   Square Mars.  Conjunct
Jupiter.     Oppose Uranus. 
July 2:       Mars oppose Pluto

July 1:      Chiron retrograde

Special focus

7/2: Mars oppose Pluto.    Sticks and stones versus tanks and bombs.  Family versus Business.   What actions need to transform both? 

Friday, June 23, 2017

Cancer New Moon. What Are Your Emotions Telling You?

Heart Crab by Kirsten Reed.   See her beautiful art HERE

Cancer New Moon starts today, June 23 10:30pm EDT 

How are your emotions getting you up off your butt and doing something?  What is your heart telling you to do?  Where is your cozy?   Where is your tender?   And how are you a warrior?  What?  Those don't seem to go together......or do they?  Read NEW MOON.   I just put it up.   And by the way what is going on with your Treasure Map?  Do you need a few small tweaks?  You have 2.5 days to do it.  

Ready set go...


Monday, June 19, 2017

This Week in Astrology

This Week in Astrology June 19-June 24

Summer Solstice
June 21 (EDT) 12:24am
June 20 (CDT, MDT, PDT)
11:24pm, 10:24pm, 9:24pm

The Sun moves into Cancer which marks the beginning of Summer in the north and beginning of Winter in the southern hemisphere.

The astrological chart for the summer solstice is a little wonky.  Warrior Mars is near the Sun albeit wide.   That’s a bit unstable.  But Venus is on the Moon which softens some harshness.     Cancer Lunar cycle begins on June 27.   Some people confused with the first day of a sign and the lunar month. They rarely coincide.    That new moon will be generated in the next few days.   In the meantime, we are in the last quarter of Gemini lunar cycle and still have that business on our agenda. 

Last Quarter Moon Phase
June 17 7:32am 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 support spirituality?   What actions are you taking that support metaphysics?  What actions are you taking that support your own inner mystical nature?  What actions are you taking that support your intuition? 

Special focus:

6/18: Sun sextile Uranus.   Creativity, dynamic, break out independence that activates movement.
6/18: Mercury opposition Saturn.   Thinking about things that are light and silly versus thinking about things that have meaning and support beliefs. 
6/19: Sun semisquare Venus.   Money, love and values seem out of sync with goals. 
6/20: Venus sextile Neptune.  Joy that comes from out of nowhere.   Spirit offers perks that have love and values at the core. 

Balsamic Moon Phase
June 20, 2017
6:12pm  EDT

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

Focus on We release our stubbornness.  We release our obstinacy.  We release our laziness.  We release our ‘unwillingness’. 

Special Focus:
6/21: Sun enters Cancer
6/21: Mercury enters Cancer
6/21: Sun conjunct Mercury.
6/21: Mercury semisquare Venus: Thoughts that seem disruptive to love, money and values.

Cancer New Moon  June 23, 2017  4:59am EDT

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Neptune Retrograde June 16

One of the earliest photos 1840.  The photographer used his sister as model (source Wikipedia)

Neptune Retrograde. 
June 16
7:09am EDT
14 Pisces 15 

Neptune is our antenna.   It is goes high, high, high up into the cosmos where it receives beeps from the Universe.  It is our intuition it is our mystical it is also our religious nature but not the standing in line to get a wafer or reading the Torah part.  It is that other part of religion that speaks to something greater than us where we see or hear a response from the universe.   Or simply a willingness to ask for an answer from the Universe—that is Neptune.    

Neptune rules film and photography and although the first photographs took place during Neptune in Aquarius, it was during Neptune in Pisces that photography got its mojo.  What a wonderful magical device that captures a human’s expression.  Looking in the eyes of fellow human reminds us we are all the same even if we look different.  Is it our soul that we see in each other.  This tenderness is so Neptune.   And while Neptune traveled through Pisces it became more approachable to the masses.  And now, it is hard not to think about the power of iphone not for the call or the text but the video.   We have barely scratched the surface of this power.

Neptune is of course connected to drugs and booze.  Where to begin?   Highly sensitive people with pronounced Neptune in their chart have an antenna too high up, bringing in too much static, they opt for booze and drugs to self medicate.   Oh, Neptune how we love you but you make life so complicated.   

Neptune spends half of the year in reverse motion and in the sign Pisces, Neptune LOVES going backwards.   “Oh, let me percolate on something mystical for six months.  Let me be unsure of what I am unsure about for half a year.  Let me be fuzzy.   Oh, that feels so good.”  Watch your intuition between now and November 22 when Neptune stations direct.    Sure there could be fuzziness (if Neptune hits a planet) but Neptune’s journey in Pisces also is speaking to our guts.  Our antenna could pick up on something; we may be unsure and then we learn later why our gut rang.   That skill of hearing the gut is what we need to fine tune during Neptune retrograde.  It is a subtle lesson but one to catch if we are open.      

On a global note, the last time Neptune was in Pisces was 1848 and most of the 1850s.  Great time to be born and later wow the world with your art, thank you Impressionist Artists.  Great time to spread new religions,  “Welcome to Utah, Brigham Young” and as one who lives in California, great time to follow gold.
Gold was discovered in California in 1849 and if it had been discovered one year earlier I would be speaking Spanish to you right now because Mexico would never have given up Texas or California in the war with the USA.    There is something about lost opportunities with Neptune in Pisces and at the same time huge opportunities for others.   People from all points of the world came to California looking for gold, thank you, Italy and France because you left us your wine.  And thank you Levi & Strauss for your jeans.  Of course a lot of people died in gold fields.  And the cross continental trains were united during Neptune in Pisces.  But what happened to all the Chinese workers who came to build the tracks over harsh terrain?   Separated from their families, ostracized by white America, opportunities yes, but also at a cost.

Now, here we are in 2017 at the halfway point of Neptune in Pisces and we can all observe where people are moving and being motivated by a new ‘gold’.   Is it an actual precious metal?  Or is it a person with a golden tongue?  Is it something in their heart that leads them to better opportunities whether they are real or not?   And how are others losing status or ground and have no opportunity in front of them? 

During the retrograde for the next six months we can see and experience moments both poignant and painful---and also important.   Karl Marx wrote The Communist Manifesto in 1848 smack in the middle of Neptune in Pisces.   And Harriet Beacher Stowe wrote Uncle Tom’s Cabin in 1851.   Both pieces of work rang a bell for legions of people and would impact the world then and in some ways are still ringing a bell.    It is worth noting that the entire Civil War took place during Neptune in warrior Aries, which started two days after Ft. Sumter (you can’t make this stuff up). The next time Neptune moves into Aries will be 2025.  We have some time before then to really understand others while it Neptune transits Pisces.   Remember neither Marx or Stowe would have had to write their works if the suffering of other humans had been addressed.   See what we all learn about other people and what we learn about our guts between now and November. 

And if you have a planet being aspected by Neptune be aware of the information that is coming to you even if it looks confusing at first.  There is something important in there for you to process.

Monday, June 12, 2017

This Week in Astrology

It might not be hugely bumpy but enough to bug.

Hard to Believe but we are still in Full Moon....

I know I am feeling the full moon even though we are on the backside of the phase.  I am guessing part of this lingering punch is due to the Jupiter’s change of direction.   What should we expect?  Afterall a direct Jupiter on a Full Moon in Sag is like riding a boogie board behind the QE 2.   Big ass waves are in the wake of Jupiter turnabout.     

A reminder of what this full moon is about can be found HERE.

Just before we move into Disseminating phase on the 13th Mercury will be in a small cranky annoying aspect with Uranus.   Do not be surprised by disruptive communication, chaotic talks and your brain feels like it is ADHD.   Then later Mercury gets into it with Neptune.  But at the same time Mercury has a nice aspect with Jupiter.   Honestly, that’s just too many planets pushing on Mercury imo.      I do not expect the 13th to be a normal smooth running day.   Big at times, crazy and probably lots of stupid conversations and sure some misguided thinking. 

On the 15th Sun and Saturn get into their once a year push pull.  Peter Pans will die on the stake.   Don’t look. Just clean up your act and walk your talk. 

And Neptune turns retrograde on the 16th.    Sure, why not.   See separate post.  Also pour wine and find Nino Rota soundtracks. 

June 13
11:09 am EDT

Focus on:  How are you sharing your like mindedness with other groups?   How are you melting into other groups?  How are you sharing your friends and friendships?  Where are you sharing your iconoclastic nature? 

Special focus:
6/13: Mercury trine Jupiter.   Expanded thinking.  International thinking.   Breaking out of  local and going more wordly—in conversation and thinking. 
6/13: Mercury square Neptune.  Dissolved thoughts.   Conversations that don’t line up.  Disillusioned thoughts.
6/15: Sun opposition Saturn.  The value in restriction must be found in the brain first.  Frivolous behaviors versus meaningful beliefs.   Where is the balance?  
6/16: Neptune turns retrograde 7:09am 14 Pisces 15 (see separate post)