Sunday, September 24, 2017

Jupiter Transits into Scorpio on October 10, 2017 (until November 8, 2018)

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Anytime an outer planet transits into a new sign, it's astrological news. Even though Jupiter only stays in a single Zodiac sign for 12 months, we feel it shift energy during this transition into a new sign. And we're definitely going to feel Jupiter traveling from the calm, cool, and detached Air Sign Libra into the brooding and passionate Water Sign Scorpio. We'll feel this bump on the road.

And Jupiter stays in Scorpio for 13, instead of the usual 12 months. I know, some of you are dreading this transit, especially if you have planets in Leo, Taurus, or Aquarius. If you have planets in Libra or Gemini you're also going to dread this transit. But for people with an abundance of planets in Water and Earth Signs, you're going to reap rewards from hard work.

Now, Saturn is also changing signs this year. It's going into Capricorn in December. I did not see any sextiles in the works for Jupiter and Saturn, not even after Jupiter goes retrograde. This is because Jupiter speeds ahead to 22 degrees by the end of January 2018. And it won't be until I buy my planetary guide for 2018 that I fully immerse myself in Jupiter's 2018 transits. I do like the trine it has with Neptune for several times over the first 6 months of 2018. And by spring, Uranus dips into Taurus so we get even more of that Water-Earth dynamic. This tells me that we're going to accomplish a lot in 2018, especially in rebuilding because we'll have Uranus in an Earth Trine with Saturn. But we're going to work hard and keep plowing ahead.

So, starting in November of 2017 we experience Jupiter's first trine with Neptune. Both of these planets are expansive dreamers and they are idealistic. But they are in the harmonious flow so this reminds me of that saying about the field of dreams that if you can dream it they will come. This is a time of visionaries and following dreams. We also see Jupiter in a sexy sextile with Pluto (in Capricorn) in November and this continues through January of 2018. My hope is that we use this energy to build upon collective dreams or win-win situations. Otherwise, we could see people using sex as a weapon or an expansion of the sex trade.

Jupiter goes RX on March 9 and then goes direct again on July 11 where it trines with Neptune again but at a wider orb. So, we're back to express our dreams and ideologies. I also see more travel in the form of fantasies and daydreams rather than travel in the outer world. On August 22, we see an exact trine with Jupiter and Neptune (RX). But we see a better trine on May 20. Write these dates down, especially if you have planets in Pisces, Scorpio, and Cancer.

Jupiter in Scorpio has us delving into our health issues. Medicine plays a greater role in our lives as we search more deeply for the root causes of our illnesses. We're ready to change our lifestyle to oppose getting cancer and other degenerative diseases. And those of you who are battling cancer will find new therapies that actually work, but mostly on the emotional and psychological levels. This will be a time of healing ancestral patterns and beliefs. It will be a time of purging parasites from our lives in all forms. And for some people, it is a time of going it alone because we discover that the people around us are toxic to our wellbeing and we matter to ourselves.

Now, that Jupiter has left Libra we will stop with all that people-pleasing and stop bowing to narcissists We again experience the deep healing that brings true liberation. So are you ready for Jupiter transiting in Scorpio?

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Saturday, September 23, 2017

Libra New Moon for October 19, 2017--Breakthroughs and Balance

As we approach the Libra New Moon for 2017, we also have completed Jupiter's transit in Libra. By now, we have dissolved unworkable partnerships and some of you have begun new partnerships that are harmonious and supportive. 

We have also watched social justice issues come up in the daily news. And we have restored karma in many areas of our lives, especially with Saturn completing its transit in Sagittarius (ends in December).

Again, and this should come as no surprise, we see t-crosses in the New Moon chart. This time we have a Mutable T-Cross with Mars in the last degrees of Virgo going to battle with Saturn in Sagittarius and Chiron in Pisces. And we have a wide Cardinal T-Cross with Pluto, Uranus, and a stellium of Libra/Scorpio planets which include (Sun, Moon, Venus, Mercury, and Jupiter with the latter two planets in Scorpio).

So what does this Libra-Scorpio energy represent? We move from the lighter Air Sign into the darkest and emotional of the Water Signs, Scorpio. Scorpio represents death, endings, soul journeys, the Dark Night of the Soul, the deep subconscious, taxes, other people's resources, regenerations, rebirth and other themes. If we hold onto our partnerships during the upheaval of fall events, our relationships deepen and we take a soul journey with our partners. We also find ourselves relying on other people's resources or receiving inheritance money. This depends on where you have Libra and Scorpio on the cusp of your chart houses.

Now, we also have Pluto going to battle with the Libra Stellium because of a square between Libra and Capricorn. Libra wants partnership and doesn't like to go it alone. Capricorn is the old goat climbing up the mountain alone waiting for karmic rewards.

Many Capricorns have planets in Libra or they're Ascendant in Libra and Libra sometimes has planets in Capricorn. And the only thing these two signs have in common is that they are represented by Cardinal energy. We are going to face the challenge of aloneness versus partnerships and families. We will also struggle with telling our truth and causing friction with others or playing nice just to keep the fake peace (Libras do this).

I'm reminded of the darker elements that appear in Jane Austen's books, especially "Mansfield Park" where the characters uncovered family secrets and dealt with darker social issues. That's what's coming up with this Libra New Moon. Jupiter is now in Scorpio and it expands upon Scorpionic themes. Recall what was happening in your life 12 months ago and you will revisit any unresolved issues from 12 years ago. And those of you with Jupiter in Scorpio experience a Jupiter Return. And those of you with your Moon, Sun, or Ascendant in Scorpio experience rebirth brought on by Jupiter. But we will get into Jupiter's transit in Scorpio in another article.

The main thing to remember with the Libra New Moon is that we are beginning a new cycle of Libra-Aries energy in the areas of individuality and partnerships. We move bravely forward as we discover our authenticity and unique life paths. And we go bravely where we've never gone before, kind of like a Star Trek character. And from another sci-fi movie, may the force be with you.

Aries: Suddenly, you find yourself focusing on a partner. You contemplate what it feels like to be in the other person's shoes. You realize that other people are reflecting you back to you. This leads to epiphanies that help you rebalance your needs with the needs of others.

Taurus: You experience Jupiter in Scorpio opposing you. You notice that your feelings run deeper than still waters. Sensuality explodes into sexual experiences. And for many of you, this is a year of kundalini rising.

Gemini: You're talking everyone's head off except now your topics are more probing and exploratory. You get involved with psychic groups and delve into paranormal topics. But you somehow manage to keep even the gloomiest observations on the lighter side. It's like you're singing Joni Mitchell's "Both Sides Now."

Cancer: You find relationships and relating to others challenging now. You receive and decline dinner invitations because you have grown tired of the usual gossip and chatter. You want to delve deeper into your feelings and emotions. You also want to know what makes others tick.

Leo: You're still the life of the party even if you feel like you're running out of steam. Your enthusiasm wanes just a bit but the Saturn-Uranus Trine and the North Node in Leo bolster your spirits and you're in for another round.

Virgo: It's time for you to rest. You have been busy organizing your life and the lives of your friends and family members. You have clean, gardened, and labored for others out of the best out of your heart, but now, you're hoping someone will reciprocate. It's time to hide away and meditate.

Libra: Where do you end and another person begin? How do you show up in partnerships? Are you a giver or a taker? Ultimately, each of us is both. You also learn to stand up for yourself and set boundaries with others. You have every right to take some quality time for self-care. Do it now.

Scorpio: You waited 12 years and now you have Jupiter back in your sign. Jolly ho. So what are you going to do with this great benefactor floating in your sign for 13 months and blessing you along the way? Wherever Scorpio falls in your cusps will be where Jupiter drops the blessings. Take advantage of these blessings because if you don't you have to wait for another 12 years.

Sagittarius: During the last 3 years you have learned discipline and patience. You have had to wait forever for life to turn your way. And in the meantime, you have gained wisdom and maturity. But now that Saturn is getting ready to move into Capricorn (December), it's time to tie up loose ends and clean up any debris you have left in your wake. But you do look forward to lighter days ahead. Whoopee!

Capricorn: Partnerships on your mind too because your partners appear too demanding to you at this time. He or she wants to head out to the social scene while you would rather climb a mountain and hide in a cave. You're still dealing with karma as Saturn moves out of your 12th House. You're another sign that could use a break. Follow your heart's desire. You never know.

Aquarius: Do you feel more awkward than usual? You want to turn down social invitations but wait. Some of those invitations lead to humanitarian efforts, charity events, and place you in the limelight. Now, is the time to speak your truth. Get up on a soapbox and advocate for your favorite cause. Aquarius, we're listening. Speak up.

Pisces: You're wondering when Neptune will leave your sign. Yes, you feel blessed with the numerous dreams you have experienced and your psychic abilities shoot through the roof. But there has been too much focus on your psychology and processes. And yet, Pisces you are undergoing deep healing that leads to personal transformation. It is time to ascend and start all over again.

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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Aries Full Moon on October 5, 2017--Transforming Partnerships

When I gaze at a chart these days I feel energy and images rushing through me. Today when I gaze at the Aries Full Moon chart for October the word "relationship" comes to mind. This Full Moon  represents culmination in partnerships and completion of karmic lessons with others (in some cases). This is a time of letting go and giving into the flow.

Now, Aries is the ruler of Mars and it's an aggressive Cardinal Sign in the Fire element. Aries represents new beginnings but that could be a new beginning as a solo creator, meaning some of us will go it alone for the time being. This involves messy  business of break ups. But the person with Aries energy is most likely the one asking for freedom. There is an image of a person releasing themselves from shackles. Now, whether that is shackles of another person or another person's viewpoints, I can't be sure. It's different for each of you reading this post.

Another word that comes to mind is combustible because this chart contains multiple T-Crosses in both the Cardinal and Mutable qualities. Not only that, Uranus is at the endpoint of Aries, Chiron is near the endpoint of Pisces and Jupiter is at the endpoint of Libra. Jupiter is opposing Jupiter in a tight orb and so we have a war of the sexes--male and female energies duking it out. And we're finding new ways to have justice and equality in relationships. It's like that book about men coming from Mars and women from Venus. Incidentally, Venus and Mars are conjunct in Virgo and this conjunction is exact!

Every point in this chart is reflecting on relationships and partnerships. Those relationships could be of the intimate variety or business partnerships. They could be how we relate to the natural world or to our country of origin. They could be how we partners with justice themes or ourselves. Meanwhile, Saturn is gathering steam at 22 degrees Sagittarius. This master number has meaning too as it reflects on stability in relationships or our ideology being tested. This is not a romantic chart with Venus and Mars in Virgo. We aren't giving anyone slack. We are practicing discernment but we might be scathing in the process or act in a passive-aggressive manner.

This chart is more about marriages dissolving than people living happily ever after, but I'm not seeing a lot of tears shed. I'm seeing people sighing with relief and singing, "I won't get fooled again." And I'm seeing this especially with middle-age couples. This is not to say that we won't make peace with relationships because we will with Jupiter at 29 degrees Libra. But we won't get caught up in anymore Hollywood fantasies. We are going to get gritty and real with partnerships and especially the relationship we have with ourselves. Reality bites.

The T-Cross in this chart include Mars/Venus in Virgo opposing Neptune (getting past the fantasies) squaring Saturn. And we also have that same configuration opposing and squaring Chiron. Uranus opposes Jupiter. And then Pluto gets entangled with the Libra Sun and Aries Moon. And on we go. I haven't seen this many t-crosses in a chart in a very long time. This means we have stuff to work out and stuff to work through. And we are going to do it.

Flowing aspects include a sextile with Neptune and Pluto so let's bring in the psychologists, Venus/Mars trining Pluto (this should go well), and Saturn and  Uranus creating a Fire Trine with the North Node (fate is involved). Freedom is the buzzword. The breakups I see are exasperating. They are not causing much grief or anguish but bringing on relief. It's like people are waking up and taking their lives back.

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Saturday, September 16, 2017

US Election Chart for November 7, 2017

My intuition urged me to run a chart for the General Election in the US for 2017. This is considered an off-year election since it does not have any major races, yet fate is still determined on this day. And this chart carries some of the same Cardinal T-Crosses that we have seen over the past decade (from 2008 to 2017). And we also experience a Grand Water Trine which offers flowing feminine energy to the mix now with Jupiter in Scorpio.

So, again, we have the choice of where to place our focus. Will we as a collective focus on fear and dread or love and hope. The message I keep receiving these days is to not judge a book by a cover. What normally happens is that we see a tragic event such as a hurricane or an earthquake and we feel sorry for "the victims" but what if there are no victims? What if this procession of storms or super storms is really an act of liberation? What if these storms open up new ways of being on the planet? Do you really think that it is a coincidence that a hurricane hit Houston, a city known for its oil industry and chemical plants?

Now, before you jump to conclusions about what I'm suggesting, I'm not suggesting that anyone deserves to have storms plow through their lives and cause them suffering. But what I am saying is that these super storms caused by Climate Change or whatever other source offer a paradigm shift of great magnitude. And haven't we been waiting for this shift?

If we focus only on the material or physical aspect such as people's homes being swept away by flood waters such in the case with Houston and we don't look for grace or love amongst the suffering, then we miss the point of Gaia's cleansing processes and our realignment with our true purpose as a collective on this planet.

And now, we have the General Election coming up in the US with its watery message and Jupiter and the Sun conjunct in the transformational sign Scorpio. It forms a trine with Neptune in Pisces and the Cancer Moon. And anyone born when Neptune or Pluto was transiting in Scorpio are going to feel and lead to this transformation. If your life feels like it is being swept away then you are actually on the right path. This Grand Water Trine tells you to go with the flow even if all logic fights against that.

Another flowing aspect of this chart is represented by a Golden Triangle which is like a small trine but with a sextile in the middle. So, this Golden Triangle contains Neptune, Pluto (in Capricorn) and the Sun/Jupiter in Scorpio. It too speaks of transformation and allowing the past to go so we can make room for new beginnings. So what does that mean when we are looking at an election?

Well, let's look at the challenging dynamics in this chart by focusing on two Cardinal T-Crosses and yes, they involve heavy players such as Uranus and Pluto. First, we have Mars in Libra opposing Uranus in Aries and squaring the Cancer Moon. People are fighting mad and they are passionate, maybe too passionate with Mars in Libra (logic) opposing revolutionary thinking. The Cancer Moon causes us to feel extreme emotions.

And that Cancer Moon is also in the Grand Water Trine so it's pulling in the Scorpio and Pisces energy. It reflects on how we use our intuition and honor the Divine Feminine. What would our intuition ask us to do despite what logic demands that we do? Will women go against their husbands' wishes or fathers' wishes and vote for the candidate in their hearts?

The other Cardinal T-Cross involves Mars opposing Uranus and squaring Pluto. This is all male-driven energy. This is the Patriarchal fighting back and using whatever trickery they still have up their sleeves to sway the populace. But will the populace fall for the same old routine or will we see actual change happening in this election? Will people who have felt let down by their particular party, mainly the Republicans vote in the opposite camp? And I imagine there will be protests around this election. Something is about to go haywire whether that be the reaction to this country slammed by storms and scandals or some new event.

And people are fired up making exaggerated claims with Mercury at 1 degree Sagittarius and the Grand Fire Trine if you will consider the North Node in Leo as a marker in a Grand Trine along with Uranus in Aries and Saturn in Sagittarius. Ceres is also conjunct the North Node in Leo and this is a Divine Feminine dwarf planet that represents food, agriculture, and the harvest.

I imagine people will also be concerned with food prices rising due to damage caused by storms (we will see tornadoes along the hurricanes). This will lead us to grow foods differently such as multi-cropping and amending the soil. Or we could very well experience the Dust Bowl again due to droughts and Uranus finishing up in Aries and getting ready to dip into Taurus next spring. Last time this happened it was around the time of the Dust Bowl in the US.

If you're wondering how President Trump will fare during this election and how that will lead up to an impeachment his Sun is at 22 degrees Gemini, his Rising Sign is at the very end of Leo, and his Moon is at 21 Sagittarius. With the flowing water aspects, I think people are going to want more humility and compassion in the world which Trump is unable to deliver. His responding with arrogance and exaggeration will not go well. People are going to tire of his big claims and talking out both sides of his mouth. The Sun/Jupiter in Scorpio want to dig for the truth and we will do a lot of digging around this election.

But as far as a prediction for impeachment, I don't think that will happen until 2019 unless a square with Jupiter in Scorpio and Trump's Ascendant (fall of 2018) brings disaster to the president sooner. And remember Jupiter can wield power even with wider transits such as a 10-degree orb so when Jupiter is at 19 degrees Scorpio start watching the truth seep out and along with repressed information. Undercover journalists will be hard at work not to mention judges and government investigators.

So, how will this election turn out? I'm going out on a limb and saying that people are hot and ready to kick out the old guard and start from a fresh slate. But this could mean losses on both sides of the fence or new parties entering the race. It's hard to know with Uranus involved in t-crosses and the touchy Cancer Moon which can also lead towards patriotism or our elders voting in large numbers. But remember this folk, we can never return to the old and nostalgia is a dangerous road at this turning point.

Women are playing a crucial role in this next election. There will be more women voters than usual and women's marches. Women who are running for office are going to attract votes from women especially and if they touch women on an emotional level. That Cancer Moon is going to reflect on women's issues (motherhood, children, agriculture, nourishment, intuition). And unfortunately, we will hear a lot of posturing from Hilary Clinton (a Scorpio Sun) woman in politics. Hopefully, she will encourage women to vote for women leaders.

Women leaders who take on homelessness, affordable housing issues, food security issues, and child welfare and environmental concerns are most likely to get elected to office on this day.

And again, I see a young woman celebrity (who is also a mother) igniting the hearts of Americans and internationals around the time of this election. Expect passionate speeches from women leaders on this day. Expect an outpouring of emotions. Expect confessions. And expect the unexpected.

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Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Virgo New Moon for September 19, 2017--Purification on a Grand Scale

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I am writing this post on the Virgo New Moon for September 2017 on-the-fly. As often the case, I am way ahead of myself since this New Moon is a month away. However, prepare yourself for purification, for discrimination, discernment and for fixing what is broken. After all that Leo energy we experienced in late July and August, especially with the Leo Solar Eclipse, it's time to go back to reinventing the wheel or at least new technology.

So, what does Virgo energy suggests. For the physical body, Virgo rules the small intestine. And the small intestine discriminates what is healthy food and what is not. It has the energy of discrimination in general. Food allergies and insensitivity result when the wrong types of food enter a body. And we are looking at creating healthy functioning digestive system. We scrutinize diets, health routines, and exercise programs. We discriminate the difference between a fad diet and a healthy regiment.

Virgo also rules harvest. What do we harvest besides food? And how do we feed 7.6 billion humans on the planet while also dealing with waste products? How do we create healthy environments for us to live and recreate? And what about our pets and other animals? How do we protect them from pollution and overpopulation?

If all of this sounds rather serious it is because we have a whopping Virgo Stellium in the New Moon chart that weds the Sun, the Moon, Mercury, Venus, and Mars. That's right all the personal planets are transiting in Virgo, the Sign of the Virgin/Maiden. And they are opposing Neptune and Chiron while squaring Saturn in Sagittarius.

So, this means that we have a whopping Mutable T-Cross fueled by Virgo and the apex is in Sagittarius. This is not a time for dreaming big or toting idealism. No one wants to hear about other people's religions or religious opinions posing as facts. In fact, Virgo can tell the difference between hyperbole and facts. And Virgo is going to take people to the carpet who don't distinguish the difference. This is not a live-and-let-live New Moon. There are rules to follow and protocol to observe, especially with Jupiter in Libra, who loves protocol.

We're going to deal with problems. We're going to roll up our sleeves and handle what comes up by using our rational mind. Notice that the Ascendant is in Gemini who shares the planet Mercury with Virgo. Mercury is direct and gathering speed as it moves through the retrograde shadow. Meanwhile, Saturn is gathering speed to in direct motion heading towards the Galactic Center. Meanwhile, Neptune and Chiron are retrograde helping us to retread over old territory as we go about our inner healing work. Pay attention to dreams now because they hold much symbolism and deeper meaning than usual.

So, what am I picking up from this energy? What do I see coming up on the horizon? I see debates about virgins, especially for countries that abuse virgins. I see people talking about the concept of Vestal Virgins. People harp about being of service to others and there is a sense of puritanical attitudes running the show. But watch out for hypocrites because they are everywhere. We focus on reproduction rights and the sexuality especially of young women--think teens and young adults. Our focus in on women during this New Moon.

Hopefully, there won't be any epidemics breaking out during September, but it is possible with this much Virgo in the chart and in a T-Cross with Saturn and Chiron/Neptune. Neptune shows up a lot with the spread of pandemics. We will look at the health concerns of drug addiction, alcohol addiction and smoking. We will also look at cleaning up the environment with new technology. And we will clean up the mess from communications gone haywire during the Mercury in Virgo RX.

Due to time constraints, I won't be including the Zodiac Signs in this post. I also may or may not produce a video for September's moons. However, I am giving astrology readings by written report or MP3s. And after I settle into my new home, I will return to giving Skype sessions.

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Saturday, August 12, 2017

Pisces Full Moon for September 6, 2017--A Neptune Adventure

By the time this watery Full Moon comes along, I hope to be living in a new town in Washington State. Here's hoping. 

Relocation aside, what can we expect for the Pisces Full Moon on September 6, 2017? Well, Mercury went direct the day prior to the Full Moon and is at 28 degrees Leo. Meanwhile, this moon chart contains another Grand Fire Trine with Mercury joining Uranus in Aries and Saturn in Sagittarius. Meanwhile, Saturn plays double duty since this planet is involved in a T-Cross with the Virgo Sun (discernment) and the Pisces Moon/Neptune (idealism/spirituality).

I like the Pisces Moon in theory because I was born under the rays of this Moon. However, every time the Moon transits into Pisces I fall into a deep funk because I was also born with Saturn conjunct Moon in this watery sign. The Pisces Moon asks us to reflect, to meditate, to contemplate and to take no action we will regret later. The Pisces Moon emphasizes performances, dreams, idealism, spiritual pursuits. It asks us to forgive and to have compassion for others. And we can soften up a bit until the Moon moves into fiery Aries. That's when we learn if we actually forgive others or not.

The Virgo Sun plays the opposite role. It asks us to discern, to pick apart, to communicate in reality's terms. The Virgo Sun does not get caught up in scams or schemes as it is an old soul because it has already been there and done that many times. It won't get fooled again. So, here you have an idealistic Moon, an idealistic Saturn, and a practical Sun going to heads with each other. Who will win?

Probably Saturn in Sagittarius because it is in conversation with Uranus in Aries and Mercury in Leo. We have another big player here too which is Neptune wed to the Moon. This gives us Triple Pisces energy and anything carrying a Pisces' theme is on our minds and in our hearts. Our language will reflect that. Our dreams will measure that. If you don't like Pisces, good luck with this Full Moon phase.

Also, note that Mars is at 0 degrees Virgo. And any time a planet is at 0 degrees it is potent in that sign. Mars is fussy in Virgo, critical and scathing. It also represents impatient energy. However, Mars in Virgo also lends us energy to get tedious and detailed work done. We take better care of our bodies. We get medical checkups and we experience medical breakthroughs. Mars is in the shadow degrees of the Mercury RX so we could also receive bad news or long-awaited news. It depends on where Virgo is in your Natal Chart.

So, now with all that aside, I'm going to channel the energy I'm picking up from this Moon Chart. I see this as an idealistic time, a time of big dreams manifesting, and a time of reality checks. If you are on the right path then synchronicity occurs on a regular basis. If you're not on the right path, you meet critical people and feel depressed. There might be some neurological conditions to tend with. Are you in the right job, right place, or right relationships? This Moon transit will answer those questions.

We also learn to stop punishing ourselves. Good things happen to bad people. Bad things happen to good people. Often times, good people punish themselves because they don't feel like they measure up or that they give enough to the world, even when they are exhausted from their efforts on behalf of others. Look to childhood trauma for answers to these patterns. If you find that you sabotage yourself the answer lies in your beliefs. What are those beliefs? Only you know the answer to that. A Virgo Sun brings out sadomasochistic tendencies. It brings out mental illness and abuse. We must address these situations and stop denying them because we feel ashamed. Shame never healed anyone.

Mark my words, this Pisces Full Moon is about healing these old patterns, especially since Chiron is also in Pisces. It's time to get out of denial. Virgo comes as a healer to help us do that. If you have medical conditions you ignored address those now. They are probably not as dire as you believe. Miracles can happen with this Pisces Moon.

I also hear to dream big. How big can you go? What is stopping you from living your dream life? Who do you think you are to play small? Remember the lecture by Marianne Williamson? If not, go look it up. Listen to inspiring people. Read inspiring books. Stop criticizing everything or looking for fault. That serves no one. You can do it. Whatever it is for you to do. And hearts are open now and so are minds, but don't allow your mind to fall off a cliff--use discernment.

There is always a dark side but I don't want to mention it here. You know what it is for you. Take advantage of this generous Moon cycle. Dreams you began last February come to fruition now. Some of you give birth to children, projects and new relationships. Foster those situations and watch them expand over the next few months. This is all for now.  Namaste.

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Monday, August 7, 2017

Saturn Direct on August 25, 2017--Getting Back to Business

In August, we experience another planetary traffic jam with Uranus (8/3) and Mercury (8/12) going retrograde and Saturn going direct towards the end of the month. We also, experience eclipse season so this means many changes are underway. And anytime changes are forced upon us by sudden events those changes were brewing in our subconscious for some time, at least the past six months since the last eclipse season.

However, for this article, I am focusing on Saturn going direct. Saturn went RX on April 6 and for many people this placed obstacles in the path of changing careers or launching a business. More Capricorn types felt lost in a fog or unmotivated. They could suffer from health problems with bones, skin and other connective tissue. When Saturn is RX it is a good time to address those health issues and even come up with solutions, especially with skin and bone health. Many of you made dietary changes since April.

Instead of just talking about Saturn and its direct motion, I'm going to pull a chart for Seattle, Washington set for the moment Saturn changes directions, which is at 5:08 a.m. on August 25, 2017. I'm setting the chart for Seattle since this is considered a Capricorn city by some astrologers, and certainly with the number of entrepreneurs associated with the city as well as, big business, Seattle fits the Capricorn-Saturn bill. We could also say that the city has a Scorpio vibe with all its transformation.

As you can see from the chart, Saturn is locked into a Grand Fire Trine with Mars/North Node in Leo and Uranus in Aries (RX). Saturn would have slowed down midway through August and gone stationary. When that happens we have a car but no gas in the engine. Or we have a lot of power and steam in the form of passion but we don't have the materials or structures needed to move forward. We have revolutions with no leaders or we miss out on opportunities because the timing is not right.

But as Saturn picks up speed, we can finally move ahead. We must remember that Mercury in Virgo is retrograde so it's time to research, return to the drawing board and pay attention to details. It's not time yet to build any new structure, even if we feel rearing to go. I would wait until mid-September to launch any new projects or the first week of October. The world is going to seem chaotic anyway and we might feel that we can use some rest or to slow down until October.

As Saturn picks up speed it races to the end of Sagittarius this fall and around the Solstice, Saturn moves into Capricorn which feels like a huge bump in the road. We might start the holiday season in high spirits and enjoying a spending frenzy until Saturn  brings us a reality check when it travels into Capricorn. And it's going to bring a reality check in other areas too.

This December might feel rather grim to more Sagittarius times as the party will be over and it's time to get back to the business of cleaning up our lives. Capricorn is about getting sober and this will place a damper on all those breweries and wineries cropping up everywhere. By 2020, we might see the closing down of many breweries or businesses dealing with alcohol and definitely by 2025 when Neptune transits out of Pisces into Aries, the party will end and people will have wicked addictions to heal.

But let's get back to the Saturn going direct transit. Venus in the last degree of Cancer pulls into a wide Cardinal T-Cross with Uranus (RX) and Jupiter/Moon in Libra. This emphasizes our relationship to women and the Divine Feminine. We want to restore balance between male and female, but also in the justice system. On one hand, we have a hotheaded male energy that swaggers under the weight of its arrogance, but on the other hand, we have a softer and more charming energy that comes off as a genteel lady from the deep American South, "How are you boys all doing?"

We don't have a Grand Cardinal Square, but Pluto is still involved as it squares Jupiter/Moon. So, we have power games playing out with the old guard (patriarchs) and this new Divine Feminine energy which is really calling the shots in a covert way. I watched that movie, "Mona Lisa Smile" last night and there is a scene where this society mother tells her daughter (the budding journalist in the movie) to make it look like her husband came up with an idea to say a poem at the daughter's wedding. In other words, a woman is expected to use charm to sway male energy in her direction. This transit chart reminds me of that type of drama.

The overall energy I'm picking up for August is change through transformation. We all need to leave the victim mentality behind and rise from the proverbial ashes. This includes me. This includes all of us as we ascend into a new way of living. However, we are standing at a fork in the road. When direction leads to more of the same darkness and the other road leads to peace and fulfillment. But we must feel like we deserve peace in order to walk that road guilt-free.

The problem with Saturn energy is that we want to control the behavior of others and have them make the same decision to enjoy peace on the planet. And not everyone will choose that path. In fact, very few people will choose that drama-free path. Unfortunately, people think it will be boring and they want to act out their heroic roles instead of enjoying peace. This causes tension and that tension keeps us stuck. If you choose ascension, you can only choose it for yourself. And yes, this is a time line split which means that we can no longer walk both paths (fear and love). What will you choose?

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Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Leo Solar Eclipse on August 21, 2017--Masculine Drive Versus Feminine Reflection

Leo represents the individual and this Leo Solar Eclipse has us striking out on our own or at least finding authentic people to associate or to call as our friends. A Triple Conjunction in Leo (the Moon, the Sun, and Mars), along with a Grand Fire Trine that involves the Triple Conjunction in flowing aspect with Uranus in Aries and Saturn in Sagittarius capture our attention. 

And several planets in retrograde motion top that off along with another Cardinal T-Cross (actually, it's the same one we experienced with the Aquarius Lunar Eclipse involving Pluto, Jupiter, and Venus/Ceres.

I'm picking up mixed energy with this eclipse chart. On one hand, we're getting a huge outburst of masculine energies coming from Mars, the Sun, Saturn, Jupiter, Uranus, and Pluto. But on the other hand, we have many planets asking us to go inward since they are in retrograde motion--this includes, Pluto, Mercury, Saturn (for another four days after this eclipse), Chiron (an asteroid), and Uranus. The good news with Uranus RX is that we life settles down despite this eclipse energy.

However, we don't have the yod here that was in the Lunar Eclipse chart. And we don't have the mystical rectangle or the abundance of flowing aspects with the Water and Earth elements. We have Fire which asks us to act bold and brazen. We have too much arrogance and impulsive actions--meaning we are less likely to think before we act with the Sun conjunct Mars in Leo. We do have a sextile with Neptune and Pluto which helps us to at least get in touch with our subconscious urges.

Now, the loose Grand Fire Trine that we saw in the Lunar Eclipse chart is now tight and now, we have a Triple Conjunction with Mars, the Sun, and the Moon joined by the North Node in Leo. Leo is the ruler of the Sun and so it is doubly strong here. We don't have any planets in Aquarius to temper the Leo energy so many people are stuck on the "Me" train. People's egos and abilities are overinflated thanks to the Triple Conjunction forming a Grand Fire Trine with Uranus in Aries and Saturn in Sagittarius. Saturn is stationary getting ready to push forward. But when Saturn does anything, it's like that cranky old man who backs up traffic because he moves too slowly.

This means that the Aries energy wants to get the job done already, whatever that job entails. Saturn acts like a roadblock to progress and the mellow Leo energy just wants to gaze in the mirror or take a bunch of selfies and post them on social media. People want their 15-minutes of fame or some other public validation. We want to know that we exist and have an impact on others. This means that many people will either gloat or fall into the trap of self-pity. But don't take any of this energy personally because that would be a huge mistake. I know that Leo feels personal but really is not about us. Eclipses make people act with broader strokes and they come across as selfish too.

The bright side of Leo is that we have a heart. Leos can be generous and even act out of kindness with no strings attached. When we help others we help ourselves feel better. But make sure that your way of helping is not linked to codependency or a smugness of "Looking at me helping all those losers." And stay away from only helping others to look good in the hearts of others. This is an ego trap. Leo rules the heart and the ego and Jupiter in Libra tell us to strike a balance.

I've already talked about the Cardinal T-Cross in the Lunar Eclipse article. Please refer to that article for more details. I do want to mention the message of Mercury (the messenger) and the servant asteroid Vesta (named after the Vestal Virgins) in Virgo. Now, Mercury loves transiting in Gemini and Virgo because those signs co-rule Mercury. But when Mercury is in Virgo the message is about serving the world through our talents, gifts, and work ethics. And here we have the asteroid Vesta in Virgo connected to Mercury. This was also in the Lunar Eclipse chart.

Look up the Vestal Virgins online to see what significance this plays for you. The Vestal Virgins were recruited as young girls (children) and trained to watch over the vestal fires of ancient Rome. They also performed rituals and had many duties to perform to serve the Greater Good. They were also vulnerable to becoming scapegoats and if found guilty for putting out the fire or causing it to blow out, the punishment was severe (death). So, we look at areas of our lives where we serve and feel scapegoated or that we are living out a metaphorical death sentence. We communicate what we feel is unfair in our lives and we don't easily go along with playing the role of the sacrificed.

Because we are looking at a Solar Eclipse in the Sign of the Sun, Leo, we could also see an increase in forest and other types of fire. Fire, in general, plays a role and we must be careful in not playing with fire or we could truly get burned. This fire even comes up in the form of overinflated egos. I have an image of someone who calls herself an author but she's only writing her first novel. This person is pretending like she has a New York Times Best-Seller. And while it's good to visualize the outcome you wish to manifest, there are steps in the process to success and we can't declare ourselves a winner of a race until we cross that finish line.

So, keep these words in mind during this Solar Eclipse because egos are most likely going to get out of hand. People are rather touchy. Don't take this world personally. There's so much more behind the curtain where the wizard turns the knobs. We could just be dealing with a room of tricked mirrors and other distortions. It's time to face the facts, at least for the duration of this Solar Eclipse and its shadow period. If you want, take a selfie and post it on social media. But at some point, this gets old and people want you to show up as a humanitarian with a mission.

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Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Soul Imprints Formed by Triplicity (Ascendant, Sun, and Moon Signs)

Each of us is unique based on our first breath as we entered the world. Knowing our true birth time is crucial for finding our soul imprint. In Babylonia, astrologers sent an observer into the room when aristocracy was born so that the correct birth time was recorded. In this ancient kingdom, the Rising Sign was considered more important than a Sun Sign. It determined the fate of an individual--whether or not he would become king.

While we don't live in kingdoms any longer, many of us believe that we came to the planet with a mission. And I believe that the mission is found in our triplicity which includes the correct Rising Sign. We also require an accurate birth time so that we have the correct degree for our Moon which can change signs during a day and make aspects with other planets in the Natal Chart.

And yet, we don't live in the ancient world where astrologers were respected as scientists and seers. Our hospitals are chaotic at best and unless we have a nurse with a triple Virgo in her chart or a family member in the room watching the clock, we most likely are minutes off or even an hour off for our birth time. Mine is around ten minutes off. Although I think it's around 9:00 to 9:01 p.m. since I know I don't have a Sagittarius Rising Sign and I know that I arrived in the nursery around 9:10 a.m. But not everyone even has that to work with.

Now, let's take an example of a soul blueprint. I have been thinking a lot about Mike Scott of The Waterboys because he has a Sagittarius Sun and a Cancer Moon. He sings about the sea, the Moon, and freedom. He comes across as idealistic about relationships, and he delved into spirituality too. I have never met him and I only know him through musical expression. He was born on December 14, 1958, and I don't have a chart for him.

When I learned astrology, astrologers and authors said that Sagittarius and Cancer don't get on well since Cancer is clingy and Sagittarius likes to roam the Earth. But when we blend the Fire Sign and the Water Sign, we get a poet, a dreamer, a musician, a traveler, and an idealist with a strong connection to his or her mother. And we don't have a choice about our blend of the Ascendant, Moon, and Sun in our charts. We learn through a lifetime to create a harmonious blend even when we have conflicts such as a Water Moon and an Air Sun.

Princess Diana had her Sun in Cancer and she had an Aquarius Moon. Again, we have strange bedfellows between an extremely emotional sign and a detached mental sign. Yet, Diana managed to blend the humanitarian elements of the Aquarius Moon (Cancer people are ruled by the Moon), with the caring and emotive energies of her Cancer Sun. On the dark side, she fought against tradition, her mother country, and the public's expectation of her because of her Aquarius Moon. She also had a stubborn will and she used rebellion to balm her sensitive heart.

We can find examples of soul imprints in the charts of famous people or in the charts of people with accurate birth times. The first thing I look at when I read a chart, even when I'm reading transit charts is the Triplicity. I want to know how the client blends energies. Are they favoring the Sun over the Rising Sign because they have a Fourth, Tenth, or Seventh House Sun? Or are they favoring the Rising Sign over a Twelfth House Sun? And where does the Moon Sign come in? Men most likely favor their Sun Sign over their Moon Sign, as many women do too. Unfortunately, we live in societies that emphasize masculine attributes. We are about doing instead of being.

So, when you work with an astrologer, get an accurate birth time. It's going to make a difference in determining your fate or life mission. Your first breath provides the theme or themes for your life journey. And your life journey begins on your Ascendant and with any planets that crossed your Ascendant at the time of your birth. If you have a Sagittarius Rising Sign, then Jupiter is the Ruler of your chart. But if Neptune is crossing the Ascendant, then you have Neptune and Jupiter as the rulers of your chart--which signifies an expansive person who either roams with the mind or the body. This is significant!

I believe that every client needs to start out with an accurate Natal Chart reading before looking up transits or progressions. We must know ourselves on the deepest level so that we understand our life journey. The transits provide upcoming events, but we have to know our themes, strengths, weaknesses, and our personal stories so we can handle those events. Therefore, your first astrology reading is a deep look at your Natal Chart. And then we go from there. And the most important relationship to dig into is the one between the Ascendant, Moon, and Sun signs.

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Sunday, July 23, 2017

Mind Games, Trances, Delusional Thinking & New Age Cults---Neptune Sextile Pluto

Some of us were born with a sextile between Neptune and Pluto. If we work with whole sign astrology (I don't), then Neptune was in flowing aspect with Pluto in the 1950s when Neptune was in Libra and Pluto was in Leo. Then again, in the 1960s, when Neptune was in Scorpio and Pluto was in Virgo. Then in the 1970s, when Neptune was in Sagittarius and Pluto was in Libra...And how we have a tight sextile with Neptune in Pisces and Pluto in Capricorn.

So, you ask, what is the problem if these outer planets are in flowing aspect to each other? And yes, it would be worse if these planets entangled in a square or an opposition. The problem is that Neptune is doubly strong in Pisces and Pluto in Capricorn is transforming how we view and engage with the material world. When Neptune was still in Aquarius and Pluto was in Sagittarius, the new age teachers and promoters gobbed onto this idea that we create our own reality. And with Pluto in the happy-go-lucky Zodiac Sign Sagittarius, this idea was overstated and exaggerated well out of proportion. Neptune in Aquarius wanted us to rebel against anything we had ever been taught as if everything was fake up until we discovered quantum physics. Eureka, we thought, we finally have the truth. But wait a minute...

Aquarius represents the collective and not the individual. We will see this energy play out with the eclipses with the Aquarius-Leo polarity. Meanwhile, that sextile with Neptune and Pluto is playing with our minds in a dangerous way. It's as if we have allowed ourselves to be brainwashed into a huge new age cult lead by a variety of New Thought teachers who get rich off our hard work. How many people do you know, outside of these teachers, are sitting around manifesting wealth and then having that wealth arrive without real effort? Actually, what you've probably seen instead are depleted bank accounts and a spiritual crash.

Several months ago, or perhaps it was last year, a woman e-mailed me and warned me about spiritual crashes. I was following Abraham-Hicks and other new age teachings at the time. And I wasn't getting anywhere with it except for the buzz I felt when I listened to the videos on YouTube. These spiritual teachers seemed to have an answer for every problem, and that alone should have clued me in. I'm not saying that the Law of Attraction is fake and I do believe that quantum physics is valid.  But I have seen people become disempowered by hooking up with New Thought and other similar teachings. And remember that Neptune spins delusions and illusions. Pluto brings out the patterns that hide in our subconscious. When I didn't manifest wealth after doing the videos and other practices, I blamed and shamed myself. I felt horrid and that I must be a super negative person to attract painful situations in my life.

I got caught up in this and I got caught up on the flipside which is to focus on people with Cluster B personalities and narcissistic abuse. Again, I'm not saying that these things don't exist because they do and people going through these rites of passage feel the pain. However, we have treatments now to heal neuro pathways in the brain. We have treatments to get past the trauma and heal our lives, but only with we let go of the stories instead of rehashing them (which I have done). Pluto is asking us to look within and see the patterns and frequencies that are causing our grief. Then through release work, we liberate and transform ourselves. And that's when we attract better life circumstances. Only we can do this and no one will do it for us.

Most Law of Attraction practices are band-aids that we slap on a gushing wound. My guides have shown me gruesome images. When we suffer trauma this creates a frequency. And this frequency runs the show until we process those emotions, practice forgiveness (sorry Scorpios), and take charge of our lives including the energies we send out into the world. But Neptune in Pisces would rather have us wallowing in self-pity and spinning spiritual teachings that are based on false premises. And yes, we could get very wealthy doing this, but is it honest?

Pluto is about power and how we use our power over others or for improving our lives. Neptune spins illusions, creates escape routes, leads to addictions (including to spiritual concepts and teachers), and Neptune glamorizes yoga, meditation, and other spiritual practices. This is not to say that we don't meditate or practice yoga. Do those things because they will lead you to heal. However, you don't need to buy into the hype by comparing yourself to trendy yoginis that appear on the covers of magazines. Please don't let this become the new supermodel mentality that leads young women to develop eating disorders and an obsession with fitness.

Now, with all this energy in Leo (this summer), look out for faster moving planets transiting in Leo which form yods with Neptune and Pluto. This will lead many seekers to spiritual crashes because they misunderstand the energies of Pluto and Neptune. Ultimately, these planets bring transformation, transcendence, and enlightenment, but we cannot obtain any of that through other people. We alone must take a leap of faith, get in touch with our Higher Wisdom, and forge our own path. We cannot expect spiritual teachers to weed wack the trail ahead of us just like we can't expect our mothers to chew our food for us.

This is a harsh and timely message. Take it or leave it. I don't have the answer for the road to enlightenment. I only have the messages that pour through my body each morning as I wake up. I have endured outer planet transits for over 20 years, and they have relentlessly carved out my life path in the way that a sculptor chisels form out of a stone. I am stumbling along with the rest of you. I have fallen into the same traps along the way. And I even quoted some of these teachers in the past because I thought they held the truth in their hands. And I still believe that they think they do. The teachers I followed are not deliberately hurting anyone. They believe what they believe. But I've decided to apply more discernment to my life because when I followed those paths, I did not become wealthy. And instead, I experienced a spiritual crash. I'm still searching for the truth.

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Sunday, July 16, 2017

Leo Solar Eclipse on August 21, 2017--By Zodiac Sign

Please refer to the Solar Eclipse post for overall details. I'm including the messages for each of the Zodiac Signs here.

Aries: You might want to sit this one out. It's not that the eclipse in a fellow Fire Sign is detrimental since you benefit from a beautiful Fire Grand Trine that gets you motivated to show up as a leader. It's that any impulsive move on your part now could have you stepping on other people's toes which lead to heated situations. Perhaps, the solution is to temper your attitude and behaviors. Tread with caution, Aries and you'll get ahead.

Taurus: Your ego is going to ask you to get involved with hedonistic behaviors. But I would rather see you getting in touch with your heart and reaching out to others. Perhaps, you get involved with a community garden or start one. If you break bread remember to share it with others, even a neighbor going through a rough patch. Rewards come in the way of good feelings all around.

Gemini: Slow down, Gemini. You're speaking too fast and we're having a hard time following your tangents. If you suffer from hyperactivity, find a yoga or meditation teacher to give you some brain calming tools and practices. You could also try sound healing tools such as tuning forks and singing bowls to calm your frayed nerves. Then when you slow your mind down a bit, your true messages come through to share with the world through writing or speech.

Cancer: All that Leo energy feels crushing to you. But this is because you lack the confidence to keep up with roaring lions. So, instead of putting the proud lion types down and begging off any involvement with them, work on raising your self-esteem. No one should ever have to lower their standards to make you feel better. And who knows? A Leo could come on as your teacher and share their spotlight with you. Heal through the stomach. Cook food to share with others.

Leo: The second Leo New Moon for 2017 brings you a powerful new beginning. You could be launching a new business or starting a new job. Some of you are getting married and leaving the single life behind. Others are giving birth to a first child. While others are giving birth to creative projects. Whatever new energy comes into your life now, embrace it and remember to show gratitude for this new start. And you can also expect huge spiritual breakthroughs. Shine your light.

Virgo: You are basking in Leo's shadow until your new moon coming up in September. It's time to clean up old business such as clearing up misunderstandings, especially since Mercury is RX. Return to old communication projects, brush them off and start over again. Return to old friendships, old communities, and problems from the past. Now, is a time of resolutions.

Libra: You still feel lucky even if your current life circumstances look unrewarding. You can see the bigger picture looming on the horizon. And you are aligning with your next best steps. Since Saturn is still in Sagittarius and in a trine with Uranus in Aries and Mars/Moon/Sun in Leo, you feel motivated and inspire others to get their acts together. Use diplomacy and you'll go much further. Throw a dinner party to thank all those folks who held your hand during rough seas.

Scorpio: Allow the Leo and other fiery energy to light your way. Stop dwelling in the darkness that lurks in your subconscious. Yes, it will still be there the morning and even the week after the eclipse. And you can deal with the psychological garbage later. For now, go do something glamorous or get up on stage and express your creative talent. It's okay to allow sunlight to seep in through the cracks. Let go of your gloom and really live.

Sagittarius: Travel does not go well around the time of this eclipse, but that's not going to stop you from embarking on an adventure. Some travelers reflect later on their worst travel adventures as the best days of their lives. And this is what I see for you. The best-laid plans fail but bring you closer to your true self and bring new people into your life. If you can let go, and let God, then you will make progress around the eclipse.

Capricorn: Don't use this eclipse as a time to get caught up in dark conspiracies. Even if the world is traveling to Hades in Persephone's handbasket, see the light in others. At first, you catch a glimmer of light and then that light grows like a radiant sun. Show up as a Pollyanna and watch the world light up leading you onto a golden path. Well, Leo does provide that gold glitter.

Aquarius: You're going to see this eclipse energy as selfish. How dare people only think of their best interests at this time. And who cares about their 15-minutes of fame. Well, you don't actually think that, do you? Wouldn't you like your turn on the soapbox to get your points across? Face it, Aquarius, there is a lot of Leo in you and there's nothing wrong with grabbing the spotlight for a good cause. Organize a benefit with celebrities for your cause du jour.

Pisces: Now is not the time to play shy and fey. Speak up, Pisces if you want others to hear your spiritual messages. Or if you want others to notice your talents then it is up to you to climb up on the stage and perform. Dance, sing or write songs that reflect your deepest soul desires. And who knows, your soulmate might be in the audience watching you. He or she has been there all along except you were invisible up until now.

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Sunday, July 9, 2017

Aquarius Lunar Eclipse on August 7, 2017--Opening the Portal to New Understanding

Although I pulled up a chart for the Aquarius Lunar Eclipse, I'm going to channel this post. The reason why I'm seeing a portal opening up around the time of this eclipse is that this eclipse begins at 11:11 a.m. in my part of the world. And this master number represents a portal or doorway opening. Since this eclipse falls in the Fixed Air Sign Aquarius, and since we are on the edge of the Aquarius Age, we are opening to new understanding.

Now, the Lunar Eclipse chart contains a yod (although a strange one in that it does not conform to a yod structure), a Cardinal T-Cross which brings in Ceres conjunct Venus (Divine Feminine) in Cancer opposing Pluto (I completed a fantasy novel with this theme) and squaring Jupiter in Libra (the Zodiac Sign associated with Venus). The chart also contains a Mystical Rectangle in Water and Earth Elements. Venus/Ceres, Pluto, Mercury/Vesta and Neptune all figure into this rectangle. So, the soup thickens as the new energy topples the old guard but with charm, diplomacy, and feminine wiles. Oh, yes, those Divine Goddess themes continue, whether we are Pagan or not. Even religions have a divine feminine principle because we cannot have the Yang without the Yin. The day always follows night and night always follows day.

So, let's look at Aquarius and Leo first. Now, I know we have looked at both signs in depth in my videos and blog posts. But what are these signs doing in this chart? What are their message for humanity and the planet around the time of this powerful Lunar Eclipse? Aquarius represents the future and is often referred to as futuristic. Aquarius is where we innovate and experiment to get the right results. We are so ahead of the masses when we work with this Uranus-ruled energy. Aquarius is a mental sign and is often accused of showing no heart or compassion. But we must remember that Aquarius rules the circulatory system and its polar opposite sign Leo rules the heart and the ego.

And if this chart only focused upon the Moon eclipsing the Sun, then this would be revealing enough. An eclipse can often hide what's going on in our subconscious despite the Moon's involvement. It's like a veil hides important information from us or that the information is suspended for us to gaze at for another time. But at the same time, the Universe asks each of us and as a collective to show up authentically and stop hiding secrets. Now, whether or not you liked the former President Obama, as a true Leo, he campaigned on transparency in goverment. And whether or not this idea actually happened, a Leo strives towards authenticity. They don't want to show up as everybody else because they want to stand up and away from the crowd. They want the crowd to applaud them.

So, with this eclipse, we get themes around selfishness and a lot of us versus them. Or me against the world. Refrain from intellectual smugness or having your own way at the expense of others. And if you're joining a political rally research the agendas for the rally. Do you really want to get rounded up and carted to jail for a cause that's actually confusing to you? And there will be rounding up of people during this eclipse. My spirit guides guarantee it. Make sure you believe in the cause and understand it thoroughly because it's easy to get sucked up into other people's charisma and hidden agendas.

The Yod also glamorizes people and situations. It pulls in a conjunction with the Sun, and Mars which squash the Aquarius Moon. And then we pull in the sextile with Neptune in Pisces (feminine) and Pluto in Capricorn. We're dealing with the subconscious mind and symbolism, especially dream symbolism. Along with the Mystical Rectangle which contains both Pluto and Neptune, we're asked to pay attention to our dreams and even our fantasies. Where does your mind roam? It will be hard to stay consciously aware of life around us during this eclipse. But we know that we can expect the unexpected even if it is tempered by the yod and the mystical rectangle.

Venus and Ceres in Cancer allow women to show up as the Divine Feminine. It's not about setting goals or taking action. It's not even about getting motivated (sorry, the bouncy guy on YouTube who says that we need to get motivated). Cancer is a sign for reflection and getting in touch with our Higher Self. Astrologer Mark Husson used to say that Cancer is God's favorite sign. And whether that's true or not, the energy of this sign, along with Pisces, opens up a portal for us to connect to Higher Beings. I'm able to channel because of a Grand Water Trine in my chart with Neptune on my MC. And in fact, I learned that the way out of my Mutable T-Cross is through Sagittarius and the Galactic Center or channeling spiritual information. My life runs more smoothly when I do this every day.

Venus and Ceres are going to harp about food security and agriculture. We will be looking for innovative ways to feed us that don't destroy the environment. And we will take radical approaches to diets such as more people becoming vegan or raw food eaters or even a new approach to the Paleo Diet. Venus and Ceres want us to connect to Gaia and stop making excuses for abusing the Earth and then blaming corporations for our actions. Saying, "They made me do it." isn't going to cut it any longer. We need to stand up and take responsibility for any exploitation of the Earth where we directly play a part. We can always make better choices and Venus/Ceres asks us to consider babies and children and all the poisons we subject them to. And don't stop there, think about the animals and plants affected by our bad choices.

Venus/Ceres also asks us if we value women and the true roles women play? I say this because too many women think and act like men. This is because we were told centuries ago that it is a man's world and we must enter the arena through playing by man's rules. And many women have done a bang up job acting like men. But that's not our role and that has never been our role to play as women. And we're going to get into androgyny too since Aquarius rules that sort of thing. What makes a woman a woman and a man a man? It will surprise you that it goes well beyond genitalia or the male or female brains.

There are two more configurations to mention--the Grand Fire Trine (if you include the North Node) and the Cardinal T-Cross with Venus/Ceres, Pluto, and Jupiter. And if you know Greek mythology or is it Roman mythology, you will understand the significance of having Ceres and Pluto in the same configuration. Remember, Pluto/Hades abducted Persephone/Kore from her mother Ceres/Demeter. An innocent young woman is abducted by the Dark Lord of the Underworld and stolen from her mother (who represented agriculture and earth light). And when Persephone/Kore is held down under she is given a test. If she ate even a seed from a pomegranate, she would have to stay Pluto/Hade's wife for eternity. But given the grief of Ceres for the loss of her daughter and the barren state of the earth caused by Ceres, the gods took favor on Persephone and made a deal. She could visit the Earth 6 months of the year.

I'm retelling this myth because it plays a huge theme with the Aquarius Lunar Eclipse on August 7, and on the West Coast of the US (I set the chart for Seattle), the eclipse begins at 11:11 a.m. and this is the number for the High Priestess and the spiritual doorway or portal into ascension. I was thrilled to see that time on the chart even if time-space reality is an illusion constructed by humans.

And the final thing I mention about the Cardinal T-Cross is that Jupiter is in Libra (Venus) and this also reflects on women and thinking about the Divine Feminine or giving it some thought. What if we cooled our jets, reflected more, meditated more, and practiced stillness instead of all this hyperactivity that poses as progress on the planet? I don't know about you, but I can't stand to hear any more fast-talkers who make my head spin. I realize that I'm also a fast-talker and I'm tired of hearing my own voice too. Our minds will race during this eclipse and meditation is the best way to slow our minds down, which is necessary when finding our way in the world.

And it's going to be very hard to stay on our spiritual paths despite all that Divine Feminine energy because we experience all that fire. Mars and the Sun in Leo along with the North Node trine Saturn in Sagittarius and Uranus in Aries. This brings us enthusiasm and loads of energy. It could even provide loads of faith, even blind faith. But it also brings impatience, selfishness, arrogance, over enthusiasm (thank God for the yod that tempers this high-octane energy), and the masculine principle of doing--do-do, and go-go-go. Now, those of you with dominant Fire in your charts, you're going to love this Grand Fire Trine. Everyone else will just put up with the hyperactivity.

Okay, so in a nutshell, the Aquarius Lunar Eclipse on August 7 provides us with powerful energy to propel ourselves into an unknown but innovative future. The air feels electrically-charged. Some people experience circulatory and heart problems. Take good care of your hearts now because this energy can cause fatal heart attacks and strokes for people who are already at high risk. This is super-charged energy and we won't have all the answers it brings until much later down the road, such as six months to a year from now. Hang on, Sloopy, you've been tossed into the Aquarius Age.

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