Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Capricorn Full Moon June 28/June 27

Capricorn Full Moon.
June 28 12:53am EDT  

Every 14 or so years Saturn can either conjunct or oppose a full moon, not always but has at least that opportunity.  And with this Full Moon, Saturn is in conjunction (on top) of the moon.    Saturn, the natural ruler of Capricorn brings a gift and if we are up for it we can access it. 

Hard working responsible Saturn brings a sobriety to the Full Moon. This is not a light, easy peasy full moon cycle.  It may have some stresses as we try to take care of business.  But more to the point this Full Moon asks us how do we respond and how do we show responsibility.    For three days we can be confronted on how we respond to our emotions (Cancer).   Cancer’s hard shell is protective which at times is needed but there is also a problem with calcifications and rigidity.  How do you grow when you have a hard shell?  Do you need to relax a bit about your shell? Soften it and grow?   In two weeks we will have a solar eclipse in Cancer and we will learn the value of releasing and flushing our emotions.  During this full moon we get a coming attraction of what we may need to release at the eclipse.   

Capricorn speaks to putting emotions out in the world either through business or through accomplishments. But if one is too focused on the outside world and disconnected to emotions there is a ruthlessness that does nothing for anyone except engender ill feelings, to say the least.  The key is to let your emotions guide where you should put your responsibilities.  Not cut off your emotions so you can be extreme in your goals.   

This full moon ask:

Are you stepping up where your feelings are guiding you? 
Are you being too childlike?  
Where do you need to be more adult?  
Are you too adult and have forgotten the joy of being a kid?  
Have you forgotten the importance of tender?  
Have you forgotten the importance of righteous leading?

In this chart, Chiron the wounded healer in the sign Aries, is pushing on the sun and moon reminding us that sometimes the responsible and emotional move is that of the warrior.   Watch what comes up these three days where you want to pick up your sword and shield.  How are you being a warrior for the heart and the head?  How are you carving a new road with your response?  

When I was younger there was an expression describing someone as “cold as a witch’s tit”.  When you put Saturn on the moon and make it in the sign Capricorn –well, there’s not enough space heaters to warm up that boob. Watch who is cold.  What wound does it bring up for you and how can you heal it by finding our emotions and empowering you to be a warrior?   

At the very least this Capricorn Full Moon reminds us that we just need to be practical.  There is stuff that we control and there is stuff we can’t but with Saturn you can dig deep and start the long fix right now. Let your emotions guide you to where you need to bring your responsibilities. 

 Allow me to help you find your tender and your responsibility.  I had the calling come in last week when I was asked to help take care of a new kitten.   Alas my moon in Cancer was chosen.  

Monday, June 25, 2018

The Astrology of This Week

The big astrological aspect this week is Mars  who will be retrograde on June 26 (see posting below).  This is setting off a whole host of rebel rousing.   Watch how the energy gets ginned up in all kinds of circles both public and personal.  Mars is bumpy.   As indicated the last time Mars retrograde in Aquarius was 1971 & 1939.  Hot summers both times!   

The full moon arrives on the 27th.  Post to follow but if any of us have lost our way on the value of being practical we will get our head on about it during the full moon.    

Gibbous Moon
June 24
12:05am EDT 

Focus on: 

How are you refining your shared resources?  How are you refining your money?  How are you refining your legal issues?  How are you refining your tax information?  How are you refining your power and your empowerment?  How are you refining your sex and intimacy?  

Special focus: 
6/25: Venus square Jupiter.  Where are you going overboard with your money and your love?  How are your values over the top?   How are your beliefs in opposite to what you love?  
6/26: Mars retrograde until August 27.   Aqaurius (see above) 
6/27: Sun oppose Saturn . Practical.  Realistic. Cold but dutiful. 

Full Moon Phase
Full Moon 
June 28 2018
12:53 AM EDT 

6 Capricorn 28  

See separate post

Special focus 
6/28: Mercury enters Leo 
6/30: Mercury square Uranus. Unique thinking that is steeped in practicality versus thoughts that showboaty.    Ego and Practical thoughts out of sync. 

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Mars Retro June 26

Mars retrograde 
June 26
5:04pm EDT

On June 26 we will have Jupiter, Saturn, Neptune and Pluto all retrograde and guess who is joining the party---- Mars!   Hey who invited the grumpy dude?     Mars will station retrograde at 9-10 degrees of Aquarius.  This is not a rare event since Mars retrogrades about every two years but it is not so run of the mill that it is lost on us either.   Mars the warrior planet thrives on moving forward and battle all issues that it finds inconsistent with its goals.   Great. We love Mars, it is what gets us up in the morning.   Unfortunately of all planets it can be argued that Mars dislikes retrograde motion more than the rest.  It is not comfortable going backwards to previous battle zones and fighting the fight again.   So there is grumpiness to a Mars retrograde.   On a personal note I recall in 2011 the Mars retrograde in Virgo that brings back its own case of PTSD.  The worst! Anyway this Mars retrograde cycle is focused on Aquarius & Capricorn energy. 

The Mars Retro window dates are: 

May 12:  Mars enters Shadow 28 Cap 37 
June 26: Mars stations retrograde 9 Aqu 13 
Aug 12: Mars re enters Capricorn 
Aug 27: Mars stations direct 28 Cap 37 
Sep 11:  Mars re-enters Aquarius 
Oct 8:  Mars exits shadow 9 Aqu 13.  

When Mars is retrograde, we slow down whether we want to or not since during this period it seems like something is always getting in our way.    How we respond to the obstacles or people or energy that is blocking us could be a myriad of expressions.   We could feel anxious or our energy dissipates, razor focus seems less sharp, actions could be misdirected, we encounter more passive aggressiveness, pettiness and we could just feel anger or ennui.     Mars retrograde supports a turn inward where we question our own actions.  We consider our motives and we consider how we tick.  What actions do we need to continue on a path that right now has a boulder in it?     
The bulk of this retro Mars takes place in Aquarius, which is our community of like-minded people.  It is our associations, clubs, our groups, our circles of friends.   Obviously we may get into tussles.   To be clear some of you will read about Mars retrograde and you will say, “Oh I better be careful and not get into fights with this person or that person.”   Maybe.  Or maybe not. Perhaps you are supposed to stand your ground.  Did it occur to you that by standing your ground you could be bringing something important to the group?   And sure a big blow up might not help anyone but the answer is not to be frozen in fear for four months.  Remember this Mars retrograde is being launched in the Gemini lunar cycle so adaptability is key and being frozen is not adaptable. 

Aquarius rules computers and technology, it is interesting that the absence of net neutrality is coming up during the Mars retrograde in Aquarius.  By the time we get to October we’ll probably have more opinions on that issue.    During the Mars retrograde there is one month where it goes back into the sign Capricorn where our focus is on our careers and our place in the world.   I won’t say much on this except to remind you that Mars the warrior is going back to the battle field not for sport but because something got neglected.  And in this case it is something involving our place in the world.   Watch your anger that will give you a pretty good idea what you need to fix that impacts your career and how you fit into the outer world.  How many people are leaders and don’t even know it.  Perhaps Mars retrograde in Capricorn between August 12 through September 11 will show them the importance of bringing out their inner warrior! 

One note, the last time Mars retrograded in Aquarius was the summer of 1971.   Pentagon papers, death of Jim Morrison, US abandons gold standard, British increases troops to Ireland.  First crew to board a Space station (Soyuz) & FedEx was incorporated.  Interesting.  And the US accepts an invitation to visit China which in a taped conversation with Kissinger Nixon said, “We’re doing the China thing to screw the Russians and help us in Vietnam.”   Ah, Mars retrograde.   If you were alive do you remember what you were doing in the Summer of 1971?      The time before that was summer of 1939.  Yeesh. 

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Gemini New Moon is Here !

I have replaced the link with the correct link.  
So sorry for the confusion.

Ah, Neptune....still in the mix.

Gemini New Moon is about two hours from now.  And of course, Sag that I am I got it up just before it launches.   Some months are so much like college many many many years ago when I got the paper in at the very last moment.  My Mercury in Capricorn is not proud.

Anyway, it should be a fast dynamic 29 day cycle.  We need to think a lot about our thoughts.   It is a gift.  Are you up for it?   I see you nodding Yes.  Good.

Carry on

Sunday, June 3, 2018

This Week In Astrology

 Our week starts in Disseminating Phase....
Focus on:  How are you sharing your executive abilities?  How are you sharing your inner CEO?   How are you sharing the importance of strong management?   How are you sharing the ability to be prudent and conservative?  

Special focus:
6/5: Sun conjunct Mercury:  Playful and inspiring communication.  

Last Quarter Moon Phase
June 6, 2018  
2:31 pm 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 your spiritual path?  How are the seeds that were planted on New Moon in need of faith?  What actions can you do now that access your mystical inner core?  

Special focus:
6/6:  Mercury square Neptune:   Communication is fuzzy and perhaps not honest.  Intuition could be high or could feel ‘off’.  
6/6: Sun Square Neptune:  Facts and details are inaccurate and fuzzy.  Spirituality and faith is not adding up in some way. 
6/7: Mars & Nodes:  Who is the opponent in your group?  Where are you being brave in the face of a crowd? 

Balsamic Moon Phase

June 10,  
8:01am  EDT 

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

Focus on How are you releasing your stubbornness?  How are you releasing your blocks?  How are you releasing your rigidity?   

Special Focus:
6/12  Mercury enters Cancer
6/13 Mercury square Chiron  :  Communication that hurts but is healing
6/13  Venus enters Leo 

June 13, 2018 3:43pm  EDT Gemini New Moon