Sunday, June 30, 2013

The Week Ahead

We start this week with a last quarter moon.  This is a perfect time to follow up on anything you started three weeks ago.  Perhaps you planted a seed with a friend or a job and have not followed wild be the week to do follow through.   How is your communication?  How are you speaking your voice?  Take third quarter moon to push yourself and your voice so you are heard.
On July 1,  Venus and Saturn form a square.  Egos will clash.   Don't be surprised if realize you and someone else have a schism in values.  What one person thinks is important the other sees it as nil.
Conflicts around power will be pronounced.   Have you ever noticed the person who is the loudest and noisiest in the room is often NOT the most powerful?    Remember this, "Small self esteem equals big ego."

Not a great day for money by the way.

Also on on the 1st Sun and Pluto form their once a year opposition.   A day where we can or consider overhauling our emotions.  It is also a time when our career feels a million miles from our family--and we don't like it.    Or we feel our family keeps us from a rewarding career.   Lots to mull.

4th of July is balsamic moon.   Great day to eat hot dogs and release any of our stubbornness.    It is probably holding you back.  Might as well let it go while watching fireworks.

Last Quarter Moon Phase
June 30, 2013 
12:53 am 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 can you take that speak to your need to break out?  Your need to be number one?  What action can you take to improve your communications as a leader?  How can you get out there and carve your own way? 

Special focus:
7/1: Venus/Saturn: Tough love day. Tough love money day.  A day that feels harsh.   But perhaps we learn from the harshness?
7/1: Sun/Pluto:  Emotions are pulled.   Purging out the debris both physical and emotions.   Family gets an overhaul.

Balsamic Moon Phase
July 4 12:01am EDT

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

Focus on   We release our stubbornness.  We release our rigidity.  We release our laziness.   We release our ‘stuckness’.   

Special focus:
7/4:Sun/Uranus:  Unrest.  Rebellious behavior.   Unusual.  Erratic. 
7/7: Venus/Uranus:  Highly Creative, dynamic, driven for art and drama, creative breakthroughs. 

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Psychic Reading Pick Me Up

I celebrated my friend's birthday yesterday where we had too many tacos, chips and sweets.  Followed by The Heat...which was outstanding.  Is anyone funnier than Melissa McCarthy?  The answer is NO. 
Anyway, my friends told me about a psychic they both had readings with in fact multiple readings over the last year.   They love her and her price point is sensible.    I have not had a reading but I trust my friends who are tougher than nails on this subject.   I wanted to pass on the info to you in case you are in need of a little psychic pick me up.  Her name is Rachel.   Visions by Rachel.

Friday, June 28, 2013

The first week of Jupiter in Cancer

Jupiter is big.  He is not a small planet.  Everything about Jupiter is bigger than life.  His other name is Jove, the judge and juror of Mt Olympus.   Cancer is a water sign, emotional with high, high peaks and low low lows.     After spending a year in Gemini Jupiter moved into Cancer this week where he will be for the next year.   If this first week is any indication of the year in front of us...reach for the oxygen masks our plane is climbing and diving.  

The SCOTUS struck down a key part of the Voting Rights Act.

The SCOTUS voted in support of Gay Marriage.

The Tayvon Martin murder trial in Florida opened up with an culturally electrifying cross examination where the DA and the witness didn't understand each other.

Paula Deen continues to dig herself into a hole with an on camera interview on The Today Show

Texas state senator Wendy Davis filibusters a block to stricter laws against abortion in Texas for 11 hours and draws huge support.

And of course Edward Snowden continues to roam Earth looking for a place to call home.  Currently home is an airport in Moscow.   Interesting to see what happens with him now, his plight and cause was so Jupiter in will he make the transition to Cancer?    I dunno, he seemed pretty eclipsed by the others list week at least.

Monday, June 24, 2013

Mercury retrograde

Mercury turns retrograde
June 26,  9:08am

Speaking of The Universe and its remarkable ways, as I mentioned, Gemini’s ruling planet is Mercury.  And Mercury will be turning Retrograde on June 26 (9:08 am EDT) at 24 degrees Cancer. It will remain retrograde until July 20.    I find the Mercury retrogrades in the Gemini lunar cycles to be a bitch.  Not because the missed appointments, the confused conversations, the screwed up stuff, even the broken computer, yes, they are all lame but what is really annoying is the noise around it.  We will hear a lot of griping.  Especially with Mercury in Cancer, I have a moon in Cancer so I know this one intimately, Cancer can be a griper maybe not to the world but definitely to family.      Families will be bitching at us, our loved ones will be bitching.   Even though we are in a very intellectual lunar cycle our emotions will start to get stretched once Mercury retrogrades.  But again, it should not slay us.   Here is a little help.  If you are feeling like everything is effed up for three weeks, slow down.  Stop moving so fast.  What are you running from anyway?   What do you fear?  Cancer is always looking to hide in his shell.  Maybe a little hiding is not a bad thing.   Go in the shell and get cozy.  Shut the curtains and watch a ton of movies.   Then come out and you will be ready to lift the energy again.

Just to get your head around the path and dates of the retrograde, let me remind you.  On June 9th Mercury went into the shadow period.  That is when it crossed 13 Cancer and basically some things that came up between June 9 and June 26 may come up again for second appraisal  between June 26 and July 20th .  Then between July 20th  and August 3 we will unwind even further.   For example we might have a little bump come up between June 9 and June 26.  Then during the retrograde the bump really turns into a thing.   We process and work our way through it for three weeks and then by the time we get to August 3 it is over.     Of course this is taking place right in the middle of summer so please double check ALL reservations.  I hate to see you arrive at a vacation and have no car or hotel available for you.

In the meantime, let's try to have our emotions work for us.  That will help the retrograde a lot.  

Jupiter in Cancer

Jupiter moves into Cancer
June 25, 9:40pm EDT  

In many ways, Jupiter is uncomfortable in Gemini.  Jupiter is large and full of big opinions.   Jupiter likes to fly 30 thousand feet above, but Gemini likes to be in the nitty gritty.  He likes to be down with the people.  This is where he gets his curiosity piqued.   Being high on platitudes or philosophical is boring to Gemini.   And Gemini is loath to go out on limb with too many opinions, which Jupiter demands.     After all, Gemini knows better than anyone, ‘opinions are subject to change.”    Jupiter changes sign once a year and for the last year we have been experiencing Jupiter in Gemini.   And have you seen how media has gotten stuff wrong?  How about all the yellow journalism?  How about the early hours after the Boston bombing when various blogs and online newspapers were identifying innocent people as the bombers?  God knows the confusion out of Washington has not been pretty for the last year and during the campaign.  The lies by both parties was perfectly Gemini.  Clearly they were saying to everyone what they wanted to hear.  And now as we wrap up Jupiter in Gemini we learn about the NSA doing surveillance on everyone’s phone calls and emails.   And I’m not sure anyone even cares--- Ah perfectly Gemini.     But on June 25th, Jupiter will move into Cancer for a different experience.   The last time Jupiter was in Cancer was July 2001 through June 2002.  I remember it well since it changed signs on the day my son was born!   Of course Cancer is emotional and speaks to our family and the things we keep close to our heart.  Jupiter in Cancer wants to be cozy in a big way.   Jupiter in Cancer brings out our soft and tender.   It is the part of us that looks at another human and says, “Hey, I’m human, too.”  We will look for places to hide and we’ll want to be with people who feel like a family.  It will be an interesting time because we will want to retreat not just to hide but also to harness our emotions.   During the next year that Jupiter is in Cancer we will get a trine with Saturn and a trine with Neptune.   There will be some nice perks in the summer. 

Additional note: Jupiter rules laws and judges.  It is interesting that The Supreme Court is scheduled to have decisions on two Same Sex Marriage cases & Affirmative Action in Upper Education.    Will it happen early in the week when Jupiter is still in Gemini or will it be at the end of the week after Jupiter has moved into Cancer.   My guess, it will be late in the week and emotions will be high and low on the results.     

This week will get your attention, even if you don't read this post.

This week is a waning moon as we begin to unwind from Sunday’s Full Moon.  But a waning moon can still have a punch and this week has two big ones.   On Tuesday (6/25) Jupiter moves into Cancer.  After a year in Gemini it is now going out with a Gemini bang (see other post).  What Jupiter did to our communication style and our ability to process disparate information while Jupiter was in airy Gemini is now taking a big turn and our emotions will be in the line of fire.  The gravity pull of massive Jupiter will be focused on our feelings and how we emote.   Get ready for year of bi-polar ups and downs.  Yikes.  The last time Jupiter was in Cancer was July 2001 until Summer of 2002.   Anyone remember those twelve months?   Yeah, me too.  Curiously, I moved that year and I’m moving again on this one.  (Note to astrologer’s: I have Cancer on the IC.)

Then on Wednesday (6/26) Mercury turns retrograde.   It is retrograding through Cancer where it will travel from 23 watery Cancer to 13 degrees, which is perfect for Jupiter’s move into Cancer.   We will be getting our head on straight about our emotions at the same time Jupiter is making them big.  For three weeks you may be surprised by your feelings and what comes out of your mouth.  And you will be even more surprised by what you hear from others.   If the emotions get wound up high, here is a visual you may want to emulate.   When you are swimming in the ocean and a big waves is heading towards you, the answer is to hold your breath and dive under the wave and let it roll over you.  If someone is going off in front of you, take a deep breath and dive under the wave.   Later you can process the emotions and make decisions about that person who went off on you.  Or maybe it is you going off.  You can spend the retrograde wondering why you did it but wait until it turns direct before you do anything about it.   

On the 27th Venus moves into Leo.   That will help lift the energy from the watery Sun, Mercury, Jupiter along with Saturn in Scorpio and Neptune in Pisces.  Luckily Neptune and Saturn is in trine bringing help as we build our dreams.   Realism meets Spirit.  If you are open to your intuition your timing is remarkable.   Those of you who have your antenna up high know what I’m talking about.   It has been amazing.  

Full Moon Phase
June 23 7:32am EDT
2 Capricorn 10

Full Moon:  We make the needed adjustments on the things we planted. Usually emotions are up and running and for those people who perhaps did not utilize the new moon and the rest of the waxing moon, this is when emotions can get the better of us.  There can often be a big emotional break, for no other reason than to get back on track.   Some partnership will offer up some balance.  The moon is bright and full and there is no room for shadows, what is reflecting on you? 

Focus on:  What will it take for you to find your inner CEO?  Seriously, inside you is an efficient executive who keeps their emotions in check and is practical and makes smart decisions that benefit the bigger goal.    That person inside you does not get emotional letting small things get in the way of the big picture.  This is the full moon to find that CEO.  Ready or not your CEO will be showing up in the next three days.

Special focus:
6/25:  Jupiter in Cancer  
 6/26: Mercury turns retrograde 23 cancer 07 until July 20.

June 26
12:11pm EDT
Disseminating Moon Phase

Focus on:  How are sharing your friends?  How are you sharing the intellect of your group?  What are you learning from others about friendship?  What are you learning from others that speak to the importance of being with like-minded people who raise your consciousness?  How do you bond with others?  Is it over shared negativity or positive discussions?  

Special focus: