Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Keeping Our Focus Out For These Dates

Monday's total eclipse of the Sun was mega big.  Got it.    But take note---the eclipse will have more action going forward as there will be planetary action pushing up to the degree of the eclipse.  

September 3 - Mars crosses eclipse degree of 29 Leo 
September 5 - Mercury Direct at the 29 degree of Leo 
September 18-Venus crosses eclipse degree of 29 Leo 
November 20 -Sun squares eclipse degree of 29 Leo 

Saturn Direct August 25

Temple of Saturn --Brittanica 

Saturn stations direct
August 25, 8:08am EDT
21 Sagittarius 10

Saturn is turning direct just a few days after the new moon.  Wow.  Spirit is really getting our attention that we can do something if we want to do it.  Saturn has been in Sag for about two years and it will be wrapping up its journey this year and will be moving into Capricorn at the end of December.    Saturn will not return to Sagittarius for about 27 years.   Will I still be on earth?  Gosh, who knows but if I am I will be as old as dirt.   The point is we should all make the most of Saturn in Sagittarius.   With Sag we are visionaries.  We see solutions and see bridges that take us from one place to another.  We find faith in churches and places that are holy.   We find faith in education.  We find faith in rules and orders and we find faith in our judgment.  Although, if we are not walking our talk we will be slapped by the universe for our hypocrisy.  And perhaps when Saturn turned retrograde on April 6 we have been dealing with hurdle after hurdle.   Is some of the hurdles popping up by our own hand?  Have we messed up and been full of our self (bad Sag) or have we had to just slow down and really think if the thing we are pursuing is really in sync with our beliefs.   Whatever has been coming up consider it a new day after Saturn turns direct on August 25th.  Our engines will rev up and hopefully we will make the most of Saturn’s final days in Sag.

This Week in Astrology

It is Wednesday which is of course halfway through the week but when a week begins with a total eclipse of the sun it is hard to keep everything on the radar.   With that in mind, here's the bleeps for your radar screen. 

Leo New Moon
28 Leo 52  
August 21, 2017
2:30pm EDT

New moon: Plant seeds, make calls, activate, start projects.   Activate something that will ideally lead you to more.  This is the phase where INTENT is critical.  Even if the results are not immediate, the intent is there.  You may not have all the answers or road map but you should put out your Intent.  You can read about NEW MOON here. 

This focus:  Where are your passions?  What makes you feel alive?  How can you plant seeds that speak to your heart, your creativity, your dramatic and daring nature?    How can you put the shy wall flower away for awhile?   Perhaps that is not serving you.   Where do you need to be bold?  And what is YOUR truth.   Find it. 

Special focus
8/22: Mars trine Saturn:  Actions with structures build something strong
8/22: Sun enter Virgo
8/24: Venus square Uranus.  Love and values get an electric shock.  Disruptions in money and love. 

Crescent Moon Phase
August 25, 4:56am EDT

Focus on: What are you learning about partnership?  What are you learning about relationships? What are you learning about balance?  What are you learning about negotiating?   What are you learning about fairness? 

Special focus:
8/25:  Saturn stations direct 8:08am EDT  (see separate post)
8/25: Venus enters Leo
8/26: Sun conjunct Mercury

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Leo New Moon & Solar Eclipse

Leo New Moon & Solar Eclipse
August 21, 2017 2:30pm

As you guys know this is our second Leo New Moon and 29 day cycle.  A bit of a rare bird and then you add the solar eclipse which we have not had in the USA (beginnning and ending in USA) since 1918.  A very rare bird.

Let's make the most of this extraordinary energy.

Here's my NEW MOON report.


Saturday, August 12, 2017

Mercury Retrograde

Mercury Retrograde
A trippy roadtrip is about to get Trippier.....

August 12, 9pm EDT
11 Virgo 36

The day after New Moon (7/24) Mercury reached its shadow point. Let’s take a minute and ponder Mercury retrograde in non-astrological language. 

Pretend you and Mercury are riding in a car on a road trip and the day after New Moon you and Mercury see a roadside attraction.   Let’s call it Fred’s Fish Shack.  You point it out to Mercury and say, “Oh, that looks interesting” but Mercury keeps driving and along the way you see various attractions until August 12 at 9pm EDT when you come upon Mary’s Pie Shop and this is when Mercury says, ‘Hey we’re heading back to Fred’s fish shack”  and so you turn around  and you drive back on the road you were just on until September 5 7:29am EDT when you arrive once again at Fred’s Fish Shack.  Now Mercury takes a breath and the two of you turn around and head back for Mary’s pie shop where you arrive on September 19th.    

As you can tell from our little road trip analogy July 24 until September 19th will be a lot of the same road over and over again. 

This is how all Mercury retrogrades work.   However there is added fuel to this road trip, Fred’s fish shack is the same location of Leo solar eclipse (i.e. the same degree of Leo).    This is extraordinary.  There is no reason on god’s green earth for the solar eclipse to be the same degree as Mercury’s shadow point.   

Do you think Spirit wants to get our attention?   Do you think the issues that the solar eclipse may bring need our attention?  Do you think the issues around Leo’s heart will be up for us to consider during this retrograde and will inform us for the next Leo New Moon?  The answer is of course, “Heck, yes!”    Even though the retrograde does not start until August 12th, we should take a moment and consider all that has come up since July 24.  What were the roadside attractions or issues or bumps or joys that came up in our view since July 24.  What has got you fired up?   What is going on with your love life?  How is your creativity?  How is your artistic side?  How are you playing?  Who is playing with you and who is blowing you off?  How are you connecting to joy?   How are you connecting to your inner-star?  Are you projecting your real self and how are people responding to it?    How are you bold?  How are you a leader?   

All of this will be up for us to ponder and explore for the entire retrograde and the rest of this Leo lunar cycle and the next Leo 29 day cycle which starts on August 21. Please note that on July 25 Mercury moved into Virgo and the actual degree Mercury turns retrograde (Mary’s Pie shop) is 12 degrees of Virgo.  So, after the 25th our critical eye will be up.  We will have trouble seeing the big picture because our attention will be drawn to the micro.   Everywhere we look we will think, “Well that could be done better.”  And yes, for sure, we are probably correct.  But then the question is how can we help make it better?  How can we serve?   Mercury who rules our thinking and brains will ponder, “How can I help?”  Also with Virgo our insecurities show up.   Watch how much you think or say, “I’m not good enough” or others tell you that something about you is not right or broken or needs to be fixed.    This is part of the reason Mercury is sending us backward.  He knows our thinking may need to be fixed or at least adjusted.  Not because someone tells us but because it is part of our heart’s journey.   And above all remind your brain the power of self-love.   If we fill our day with many tasks that is fine but ask yourself how those tasks reflect on your own self- value.      This is also part of the heart’s journey.  

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Aquarius Full Moon & Eclipse

Aquarius Full Moon & Partial Eclipse
August 7, 2017
2:10pm EDT

There has been so much talk about the great American Solar eclipse on August 21 that its partner, the Aquarius lunar eclipse is…..wait for it…being eclipsed.   It’s hard being a sibling to a huge rock star.

The truth is the Leo Solar eclipse in two weeks is a bigger deal given it is a total and this is a partial eclipse but like a stone dropped into a pond all eclipses have longer ripples than the plunk of the event.

An Earlier Plunk
On Feb 10th we had a lunar eclipse at 23Leo/Aquarius where we had to go back to our heart.  
Is there anything from Feb coming up now for you?   How was your self- love back then?  And how is it impacting the people you are choosing to give your valuable time to now?   Is all still in sync?   Or did you have an opportunity back in Feb to build a community but you opted out to do your solo thing?   How did that work out for you?  Now would be a time to synthesize what motivates your heart AND share it with the right community.

What comes up during this lunar eclipse can speak to the Solar Eclipse on the 21st.   Again we will be asked to go our heart on the Leo eclipse (Aug 21) however part of the way we get to our heart will have ties to this eclipse.  How does our tribe influence what we do and what we are about?  Is it speaking to our heart?  Maybe yes, maybe no, or maybe it needs to be improved upon?   How does technology & the internet (ruled by Aquarius) impact our heart?   Are we close to our cyber friends?  Or are we only sharing part of our selves?  Are we mean spirited in cyber land by trash talking people in a way we would never do in real life?  Or are we mean to people in real life but obsessed with cozy moments with kittens and babies on social media?    If there is a disconnection you may want to see if some debris shows up on this lunar eclipse.   Perhaps it will inform the Leo solar eclipse in two weeks as well. 

Back to the Lunar (partial) Eclipse Full Moon
A couple days ago Jupiter squared Pluto and if some energy came up for you around the 4th see if it continues to be an influence during the full phase.    The moon in Aquarius and the Sun in Leo asks us to look at our leaders not just globally but perhaps in our work environment, our charities, our churches, our schools our our media it does not matter where we are we will be aware of leaders.  And how is our group responding?  Which is more to the point of Aquarius.  How are leaders showing leadership but how are they doing it with the group in mind?  That is the important question.  Mars is close to the Sun and of course opposing the Moon and Saturn and Jupiter are in various configurations with Sun & Moon in the full moon chart.   It will be nearly impossible to sit still for the next three days.  Just a reminder, the Full Moon phase lasts until August 11, 8:38am EDT

Actions (Mars) that are smart and perhaps bold (Leo) along with beliefs (Jupiter) that speak to fairness (Libra) while connecting to the bigger group through technology or like minded individuals (Aquarius) which create results (Saturn) that are judged worthy (Sagittarius).  Not asking much, right?    Avoid ego trip ups.  And avoid people with big egos.   Do you know the difference between high ego versus high self esteem.    Hint---go for self- esteem.

Be light on our feet and make sure we are not following just anyone.   Listen for the ring of a real nickel.  Or cut to the chase:  listen to the heart it rarely takes us down a wrong path.