Astrology for August 28-September 3, 2016

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Another interesting week  is past us now. It was a cooler week and sunny here in central North Carolina but other places had storms and were leveled by earthquakes. Syria and Turkey, of course remain hot spots of conflict. 

I wonder how many of you have had ringing in your ears lately? Or have felt more tired than usual? Perhaps you have had muscle aches and joint pain, easily tearful, or felt more emotional than usual? The Full Moon and eclipse last week brought with it an energy shift. I’ve read this was a big and important one. September will bring another energy wave our way. Hang on!

Personally, I have noticed my ears ringing for a few seconds to a few minute.  I have felt tired and needed more sleep. The whole summer has been wrought with muscle aches and pains.

The other day the bottom of my foot began to hurt like there was stone bruise. I was fine when I got out of the car but halfway to the front porch,  I felt this pain. I didn’t step on anything or twist anything, it just suddenly began to hurt. Strange, Really strange. 

One person I know had three migraines last week. She told me this was very unusual for her. Another said she was also feeling the need for more sleep and thought it might be just something going on with her. She was relieved when I mentioned the energy shift. 

I found a good article on this shift. You can read it here. 

 http://www.woowoomedia.com/dont-ignore-these-energy-shifts-symptoms-heres-why/

This week, don’t be surprised if you feel pulled in different directions or even somewhat confused. Some of the planets are going in opposite directions and taking us with them.

Monday Venus moves into Libra. This is should be good. Our relationships could be more smooth and diplomatic. This is a good transit for the arts, and the legal system as well. Wonder if the politicians will take notice of this energy and change their tune? 

Mercury turns retrograde Tuesday. I think we all know 4045164203_9e5c653280what this means. Time to relax, redo, review, renew, recreate, re-evaluate, and so on. I hope you have all your technology backed up, contracts and legal documents are signed. If not, please be sure to look over them three or more times and it would not hurt to have another set or two of eyes to look at them too.

There is a New Moon and Solar eclipse coming Thursday. contradicts the retrograde because a New Moon is a time of new beginnings. Talk about being pulled in two directions? Take a deep breath and look before you leap.

The good news is, those if us in the northern hemisphere will not be as affected and the folks in the southern half. Normally this eclipse would only make things more intense. For some of us this will be good and for some, it might not. It all depends on if your chart is triggered or not. Those with a birthday on Sept. 1-3 could feel it more than the rest of us northern hemisphere folks. Those with planets in Pisces and Virgo or those with Neptune in aspect to Virgo might also feel it more. You can expect the next 12 months to hold an important event for you.

Who will be affected by the eclipse? It will be visible over Africa, Madagascar, and Antarctica. That is nowhere near me and there is not much that it comes close to in my chart so I might not feel it as much as others could. 

saturn-square-neptuneFriday, the Sun, Saturn and Neptune form a right angle. Mars is close enough to Saturn to make that two right angles. When I read about this configuration, the word “scandals” came up. I’m thinking we have seen a lot of them already but, I also feel like have not seen the worst of them yet.

All of these planets are strong in their own right. Neptune however, is ruling this roost. ?He is retrograde yet in his home sign. This makes him stronger than the rest.

This right angle configuration will also bring slow downs, cause delays, and mix-ups, both individually and collectively. Sounds a bit like Mercury retrograde, doesn’t it?

Saturn square Neptune shows the struggle between what is real and what is imagined. I feel like this well represents many of our current situations. For me,  it is important to keep and open mind and attached to no particular view point. Of course, this is nearly humanly impossible but I think this may be exactly what all the great spiritual leaders and teachers of the world have tried to teach. Or at least it is one aspect of their teachings.

I said last week I felt like September will be a hot button month too. This is just another gut feeling. Sometimes my gut is right and sometimes it isn’t. I never know. Over the years I have learned that my gut is pretty good when it come to knowing if someone can be trusted. I still am occasionally blonde blind sighted. Time is a great teacher.

I want to go back a bit now and talk about Virgo. If you have a Virgo or Pisces Sun, ascendant or Moon, or if you have planets aspecting Virgo you will want to take note.

The eclipse could cause us to discover flaws in some of the crucial systems in our world. This could be as simple as our day to day routine or as complicated as the tools and methods we use in our work. Virgo is detail-oriented and able to clearly see potential problems.

Virgo (and Mercury) will tell us to review and redo these things. Good ole Mercury is all about change and so is Virgo,  in a way. She will push you to re-work the parts of our lives that are begging for a new beginning. The New Moon also supports this shift.

Virgo is also about health and awareness of the body. It is time to pay attention to details, access every available resource, and aim for perfection. She doesn’t want us to get too bogged down in this however. She is not about stress at all. So don’t push yourself to the point where you feel guilty about anything. That is not the sort of change the Universe is pushing us toward with these planets and all these energy shifts.

Ithe Universe wants us to love and accept ourselves too. This is the only way will ever be able to love and accept others too.  I mean …….we all want peace don’t we? So be compassionate and find a balance with yourself. Let the opposite energy of Pisces help you to chill out and not be so critical.

The fact that both Virgo and Pisces are square Saturn and planet-square-380x235Mars in Sagittarius, means we could face some delusions. Adjustments to our dreams and our realities is at hand as we examine what is significant. Many times we think we know what is real when we don’t. For some, the veil has lifted. For others, it has not. The Universe is giving everyone the opportunity to see the truth. Open yourself up to the possibility and allow new thoughts and ideas to take form.

The cosmos is had given us a grand show this past month. The meteor shower was fantastic although it was cloudy here on the peak night.

Last night and tonight and tomorrow night you might look to the western horizon at sunset. There you will find Mars low in the sky with Venus and Jupiter close together just above and to the right a bit. Stargazing is a favorite pastime for me, especially in the winter when the Milkyway is over head.

I wish everyone a wonderful week ahead. There is a lot of Virgo energy with a stellium of five planets transiting her this week. I plan to take advantage of this time and soak in a hot tub of detoxing Himalayan salt and Epsom salts while sipping on some hot spiced Rooibos or herb tea. Wine will work too if that is what you prefer.

Till next time! Peace and love to all.

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Astrology for August 21-27, 2016

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I apologize for not posting a report last week. I felt like I needed some down time to do nothing. The week before last was busier than usual for me and on Saturday I went to a gathering to celebrate the life of my nearly, lifelong best friend, who transitioned last April. One of our dear friends welcomed us to his place in the country for a late afternoon potluck and remembering. I was accompanied by my oldest friend in the world and another nearly life long friend. We told stories and remembered on the trip there and back too. It felt good to have nothing to go when Sunday rolled around and I am glad I chose to take the day off.

Now on to this week’s report.

downloadThe big news this week is Monday, August 22, 2016, Mercury begins moving into his shadow period, or begins slowing down to turn retrograde. The actual retrograde date is August 30-31. Most of us know this means communications suffer, along with travel and technology. It is also a time to re-do, re-view, and renew. When planets retrograde, they are not moving forward but backward. My friend and astrologer, Shelly Overton, suggests this means opposite energy. In this case, Mercury will retrograde in Virgo, a sign it rules. The sign opposite Virgo is Pisces.

Mercury also rules Gemini, the opposite of which is Sagittarius. So Mercury could display either Sagittarius or Gemini characteristics during this retrograde. However, Shelly feels Mercury will display more of a Pisces energy than anything. Although there could some Gemini characteristics and a few Sagittarius ones that filter in from time to time. Of course, how this affects you personally will depend on how your personal chart is triggered.

This is one of those times that astrology gets complicated. So let’s pick it apart a bit.

Masculine Mercury deals with all types of communications. The telephone, computer, speech, and the internet are all under his rule. He is the part of us the lives in the here and now. He works through all our senses. Mercury causes us to realize opposites like day and night, North and South, near and far. If you know where he is in your chart you can learn a great deal about how you move through the world, how you communicate, and how you express yourself to the world.

To give you an example, my Mercury is in Aquarius and square my Saturn in Scorpio. This means I pretty much say what I think; sometimes in a brutally honest way. No doubt, this can and has been at times, hurtful to those around me, without meaning to be. Over time I have learned to think more before I speak. Still, sometimes things come out of my mouth in a less than gentle way.

So what can we expect from this Mercury retrograde? Well, since Pisces energy will be a main influence, this means we could be more intuitive, and our thoughts could be more dreamy and very download (2)un-Virgo like. Virgo loves detail but Pisces is distracted and cares more about the illusion, creativity, and dreaming. This might not be a typical Mercury retrograde but then again…..it could be just what we would expect a Mercury retrograde to be.

Since early this year, I have been saying mid-August was going to be an interesting time and that I expected something big and perhaps ugly to happen then. I think the floods in Louisiana and the fires in Cali are definitely two of those big events. Add the terrible news from Syria, the political scene in this country and yes! Mid August has been full if devastation.

I don’t think we are over this rough patch either. Hurricane season is not over yet. I heard the water temps in the gulf are around 90 degrees. This was a contributing factor to the heavy rainfall in Louisiana. Temperatures this high will not be cooling down fast. I am willing to bet this year’s hurricane season will be longer than normal. Of course, we will have to wait and see.

Moving on……….This week the Sun changes signs late Monday. We can expect our attention to be more focused on details, health, and work as we transition into Virgo’s influence. Quite a shift from the past four weeks of Leo’s demand for attention. This is perfect energy for starting school.

imagesMonday holds several good aspects for us to take advantage of. Communications and love could benefit from the Mercury/Jupiter conjunction in Virgo with Venus not too far away.

The Sun will trine Uranus Monday and Tues. This gives us an incomparable approach to life in general and all things Virgo. The Moon joins these two on Monday when she conjuncts Uranus. This is will help us create harmony and compatibility with the minor things and lead us to prosperous, successful outcomes.

The whole week is affected by a conjunction involving Mars and Saturn. You could notice feeling blocked in some ways. This is because motivated Mars has run into the brick wall of Saturn’s realism. However, this is good energy for work and you could see progress and good results from your efforts. You could also have a great sense of responsibility, purpose, and organization. This is not a good time for alternative methods but you can always try. The results could not be what you would like them to be. They could be absolutely frustrating, so traditional methods are likely your best bet this week. The Mars/Saturn conjunction perfects on Wednesday and this is when it will be its strongest.

This Mars/Saturn conjunction is similar to a retrograde Mercury. There can be delays that are very Mercury retro like, and you could run into more obstacles than you would hope. My biggest warning is not to let any frustrations this week grow into an outward expression of anger.

You might watch the news for expressions of this energy. I am sure the collective will be on edge in many ways. This conjunction takes place in Sagittarius. Sagittarius rules foreign travel, higher education, religion, and athletics. I wonder how this will affect the war energy in the world?

Mars/Saturn also squares Neptune this week. Neptune is fairly low energy as compared to enthusiastic Mars. He doesn’t like confrontation either. This square could help soften the effects of the Mars/ Saturn conjunction or it could make them more frustrating.

In my last blog, I told you that Venus is not very comfortable in Virgo. Well, Saturday she meets up with Jupiter for her once a year tango with the great benefic. Mercury joins them both next Sunday. And this brings an otherwise wild week to a promising end.

I hope you enjoyed Carmen Eckard’s last post as much as I did. I can hardly wait for her next one. I hoping to get some face to face time with her before the end of the month. I am also about to publish my first book. It is a cookbook called “Hong Kong House Cookbook”. It is full of stories and recipes from a restaurant that was home away from home to many folks between 1972 and 1999. Next week I plan to share the cover with you as well as the actual publish date.

Until next week I wish you all laughter, love, and safe travels wherever you go.

Nessus, By Carmen Eckard

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If you’ve spent any time reading about Nessus, you will read that it is an asteroid of abusers. You will read that if you have this asteroids elevated in your chart, you will hurt people, and you won’t be able to stop yourself.

This is utter hogwash. Nessus is dark and powerful, but so are Pluto, Lilith, Uranus and Eris, plus a host of others. There is no asteroid that causes a person to be evil or bad. Every planet and every asteroid can be expressed in healthy or unhealthy manners, and even very strong Nessus placements do not always lead to abuse.

Nessus has many themes, but each holds power and each holds a good bit of dark.

The first theme I see is a “stop the buck” kind of attitude. Strong Nessus placements result in a person who will take no nonsense. These people will not let you abuse them or take advantage of them. They also may go too far in the other direction, making other people feel a bit taken advantage of. That is a danger one should be aware of. Social warriors of the world often have a strong Nessus-it helps them put an end to outdated practices or just things that are wrong, because it removes some of the desire to follow the rules around whatever they are working with. The desire to follow rules is pretty deeply ingrained in us, and Nessus releases some of that.

The second theme is deep, overwhelming, pervasive want. This happens when our natal Nessus makes contacts with other people-these are people who will tempt you to the edge of breaking. In fact, these are the people we often break for. With long term couples with aspects here, it allows for long lasting passion and want, which makes marriage much easier, most would agree. Be careful of people outside of your relationships that touch your Nessus, and be careful of people whose Nessus you touch, because they are more likely to want you too much, especially if you are already coupled.

A third theme seems to be a certain willingness to let go of normal rules about sex. The stronger the Nessus, the less traditional rules matter. This also plays into the want-you want so much you aren’t afraid of breaking the rules, which can be problematic, but can be controlled.

A fourth theme seems to be about the cessation of religion, or the power of religion in our lives-the stop the buck attitude comes into play here, and Nessus forces us to look at why we allow our religion to take away our pleasure. My Christian Psychic, the biggest spreader of the “Nessus is only abuse” story, says that the only thing that can save you from Nessus is Jesus, and she says that over and over, in many ways. This makes me laugh a little because Nessus is not interested in Jesus. Nessus is interested in the ways you were hurt by religion, and Nessus is interested in helping you put your energy elsewhere. This is particularly apparent in the charts of people who were raised very strictly in church, and even more so in the children of pastors. When Nessus expresses this way, it seems to be particularly adamant that we not raise our children in the same way we were raised. This picks back up on the “stopping the buck” attitude.

And to be fair, I’ll add the fifth theme of abuse, particularly sexual abuse. This is truly an extension of the second and third theme…pervasive want and a willingness to let go of sexual rules can lead to abuse if your want isn’t reciprocated, but how far a person is willing to take that is based on the expression of the Nessus, plus other planets as well.

All of these themes are heavy-contrary to societal norms, but they do not mean you will be abusive and I’d like to yell a little at the ladies who perpetrate this myth. If your Nessus is strong, you’ll need to walk a little more carefully through life, taking great care to not push things into the realm of abuse.

You will be more intense than other people, and that’s ok. YOU are the only person who can cause you to abuse another person, and every astrologer worth their salt knows that while the stars inform and influence, they do not force, and there is simply no placement of the stars that would require you to hurt another person.
nessus2The mythical Nessus was obsessed by the desire to have Dejanira and he couldn’t control himself. He manipulated Dejanira when Hercules attacked him to put his bloody clothes on him so that he could love her forever. However, when she put his clothes on Hercules, it led to his death. But the myths that go along with asteroids are often bloody, and the themes don’t carry through so strongly-please know that you will not necessarily rape and pillage, but your desire will likely be something you have to work hard to keep in check.

Astrology for August 7-13, 2016

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Honoring Cecil the Lion

In this undated photo provided by the Wildlife Conservation Research Unit, Cecil the lion rests in Hwange National Park, in Hwange, Zimbabwe. Two Zimbabweans arrested for illegally hunting a lion appeared in court Wednesday, July 29, 2015. The head of Zimbabwe’s safari association said the killing was unethical and that it couldn’t even be classified as a hunt, since the lion killed by an American dentist was lured into the kill zone. (Andy Loveridge/Wildlife Conservation Research Unit via AP)

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I got quite a bit completed this week and felt good as I let go of material things a bit more. Company is coming Thursday and I have to kick it into high gear between now and Wednesday. I think I can get it all done too. The interesting part of the week was when I found myself in a most ungrounded state on Thursday evening.

When I am ungrounded, my words are not always as thoughtful as they could be. Most folks who know me well, know that I don’t fire off unless I really like you. I don’t usually waste my time on folks I don’t care about. Some people might blame Obama, but I blame it all on my natal Mercury and appreciate the understanding I get from studying astrology. It gives me a point of reference upon which to create change.

Mercury and Venus are in the limelight this week. The week begins with Venus joining in the Mercury/Neptune opposition. Venus is currently transiting Virgo. Virgo is a mutable sign, willing to change or adapt when called upon. She likes details and order. She can fix and troubleshoot all sorts of things.

Virgo1The shadow side of Virgo is being too critical. We all know how this can cause problems. Virgo can also be pushy and try to fix a problem as she sees it. I believe this has caused me some guilt feelings the past few days. Tradition (Saturn) is square Mercury and Venus, wants me to feel obligated to tradition. I’m taking a close look to see if my guilt is warranted and I am actually missing something or not? Opposing Neptune is throwing a veil of illusion over things so seeing clearly can be a problem.

Venus square Saturn can cause friction in our personal relationships. Keep in mind that “personal” is not limited to intimate relationships. Personal can also mean a work relationship or a just a close friendship. Some of us might be feeling we aren’t getting what we want or need in a relationship and this energy can actually draw these things to you. This could be interesting? 

Venus’s current aspect to both Saturn and Neptune make this an undesirable time to begin a new relationship. Of course there some who will have no choice. They will be starting a new job or moving to a new town, or find themselves in some sort of new situation. In these cases, we must make the best of things. It’s all good. We learn more through our struggles don’t we? This time next week , the tables will be turned.

Mercury is in a trine with Pluto all week with the perfect occurring mid-week. This holds the energy of deep and curious thought. You will feel more appreciative of your friends who understand the depths of your mind. Those with this aspect in their natal chart make good researchers or investigators. You could also be interested in the occult or the darker side of things.

Saturn is again involved in many of the same aspects he was involved in last week. He is square Mercury and Venus but his square to the Sun is now ended. He is also stationing to turn direct at the end of the week. This gives him some additional impact on us. It’s like we are getting an extra dose of reality or he is driving his point home. The actually station takes place on Saturday but because he is moving so slow right now, he will feel like he’s stopped in his tracks all week.

Mid-week, every planet is in aspect to another one or two except Jupiter. I am going to consider the lack of a Jupiter aspect a great thing. Saturn and the other planets are exerting enough of their energy on us and not having it expanded by Jupiter is a positive in my view.

The basic configuration that involves Saturn is a square between him and Mercury and Venus, and Neptune on the other side. Neptune is in opposition to Mercury and Venus. That is a lot of difficult energy and give the current political scene, it will possibly trigger some interesting events in the near future.

It just occurred to me that we are swiftly coming up on the mid-August time period I have long thought might be a very difficult time. Time will tell and that is precisely what Saturn is all about, being real. All of these square and opposition aspected planets are triggering each other.

Mercury opposing Neptune is working on the Neptune-Saturn square. This could bring some interesting and scandalous information to the forefront. Lies and lack of clarity around many issues are already big news topics, but could there be more? Of course there can be more?

Saturn is transiting the 12th house of our countries chart. This house represents the side of us, or the country, that appears in our most private times. This is where we keep our shadow selves and our fantasies hidden. Combine this with Mercury and Venus in the 9th house of legal issues, long distance travel, politics, religion and philosophy. Now if that is not a big plate full of potential, I don’t know what is.

Mercury is about youth, travel, and of course communications. The later seems to be in short supply lately. Everyone is misunderstood and it trying to. There simply are too many to mention and I don’t want to focus on all that negativity anyway. You can do that as you see fit, or not. I and trying to find more humor in it all. Laughter is good medicine.

I think it is important to mention that Saturn is also opposing Uranus in the country’s chart. You know Uranus as the planet of technology, quick change, rebellion, revolution, weather, explosions, and aircraft.

With this, I am reminded of recent articles I have read about coming earthquakes and volcanoes. And just for good measure, let’s not forget that Neptune who it wet as water can be. I sure hope more there will not be more floods but I would not be surprised either.

Yes! I am beginning to see why I have felt like mid-August was going to be interesting.

Now let’s talk about Venus in all this. Venus is not just about relationships, she is also about beauty, status, comfort, our social lives, pretty things, and finances. She is will perfect her square next to Saturn next Saturday. Saturn is now awake and beginning to move forward so this square will have some punch to it.

The Venus opposition to Neptune will add an energy of disillusionment and confusion. Relationships and money, along with self-esteem can suffer. Those if use with addictive behaviors might need to take extra care this week and into next weekend. If you feel yourself falling too far down the pit of darkness, please reach out to a trusted friend to help guide you.

I am expecting big things this week. This probably seems a bit dark to some of you but I hope that you at least see where you can shine and what to avoid or what to look for in the days ahead. The good thing about astrology is the balance and things are always changing. Change is good. Without it, we would never grow or improve.

Wishing everyone a great week ahead and stay safe.

 

Astrology for July 31-Aug 6, 2016.

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The heat wave seems to be subsiding some now. According to a recent report from my local weather guy, the end of this week we should see temps in the mid to upper 80’s. Weather Underground is showing the chance of rain being higher also. Better get the yard mowed Monday or Tuesday.

This week I see the Mercury/Uranus trine is still with us but it will be over by the end of the week. One last chance to use this energy for creating thing outside the box. Misunderstandings continue to be high however so remember to be chill.

The Sun is now transiting Leo. This is a gregarious sign, full of pride, drama, and fun. It is also a fixed fire sign. Fixed signs are stable, determined and persistent. The fixed signs are Leo, Scorpio, and Taurus. The shadow side of these signs is rigidity, being single-minded and stubbornness. And I can attest to this stubbornness thanks to the influence my own Scorpio ascendant.

Saturn is exerting some influence on us Monday through Wednesday as he trines the Sun. The Sun in Leo is all about a good time and being in the limelight and Saturn is all about rules and responsibility. If you are like me and there are things you have been putting off for a while, this trine could be just what we need to get things done.

To me, this is a difficult aspect because my Aquarius self is in naturally in conflict with authority. Fortunately, my natal Uranus is retrograde just as Uranus is now, so I was not very daring when I was younger. I was more interested in avoiding any conflicts with authority and the best way to do that was to lay low. When is came to pushing the envelope, I was fairly cautious.

Tuesday Neptune opposes Mercury. Our thoughts and communications can suffer under this aspect. Neptune’s influence can bring us more daydreams than logic. Daydreams are not a bad thing. They can lead us to wonderful creations. However, if you need to be focused Tuesday, this could be a problematic aspect for those whose natal chart is triggered by this aspect. Slow down and take your time. It will all be OK and as you probably know, Mercury aspects don’t last very long.

Neptune has been square Saturn since November of last year. These two are near a two degree orb of perfect. This means this influence is very strong now and will be for some time to come. The exact square will be in the September 10-11 times frame.

I had a very long and wonderful dinner visit last week with a friend who lives in Alaska. We were talking astrology and she asked me why the ephemeris is important. Finding when the Saturn/Neptune square is, is one example of how this tool can be used. It can also be used to go back in time to see where an aspect was repeated in the past. If you have need of such a tool I suggest you go to astro.com where you will find one that covers about 4000 years.

If this is aspect is in your natal chart, it can cause difficulty in realizing hopes and dreams, while at the same time giving strength and determination. This current transit is one of the factors causing extreme weather. Hurricane season is about to amp up and this Saturn/Neptune square could have a huge effect on this season’s severity. I sure hope not but this aspect is associated with disasters caused by extreme weather. It is also associated with disasters involving, oil, mining, and water/drowning.

Recently we have seen more than one instance of suicide massacres. This aspect could bring more of the tragedies. People all over the world are struggling for freedom from traditional rule while a traditional rule is trying desperately to hold on and take the collective backward toward increased control. Religious fundamentalism in many forms is battling each other and attempting to overturn basic human rights.

The square aspect orb is 7.5 degrees on either side of perfection. As I look ahead as this aspect I see it will remain with us through early October. No doubt is will influence that mid August time period so many have been looking at.

I know this might feel as if “feel good times” are few and far between but remember, life is what you make of it. It is difficult to stay focused on how these challenging times are for the highest and best for all humanity, but that is exactly what is going on. It is important to focus on our evolution and realize all this Saturn/ Neptune energy is perfectly on time. Remember that love conquers all. Regardless of our politics, I think this is one thing we all can agree on.

Tuesday is also the last day is in Scorpio. This planet heads back into Sagittarius just before 9PM EDT.

This takes the warrior planet from a fixed water sign where he created a lot of steam into a mutable fires sign ruled by Jupiter. Mutable means change and Sagittarius being ruled by Jupiter means expansion. When these two join forces, lots of things can happen and as always…there are two sides to every coin.

In many ways, Saturn’s transit through Sagittarius is about our future. Sagittarius loves to travel and Saturn tells us what to explore on our journey. I have read that some call this transit the “wisdom years”. This is where we learn about where we are and where we are going both personally and as a collective. This transit will hopefully teach us more about the impact our actions have cost us and what actions and points of view we need to end or make changes to.

Another aspect of this transit is land and territories. Remember Saturn is about rules, regulations and boundaries. Expect there to be more news along these lines are we see one country attempting to be free of another’s rule and the ruling country holding tight to its claim. Now for some better news.

Tuesday the Leo New Moon joins the Saturn/Sun trine. This is great energy for all our new beginnings.

Mars, now direct is at the same degree he was last spring. This is also bringing good vibes to finish those projects or anything that was put aside or left behind back then.

Thursday Mars is semi-square Pluto. It can be hard to fulfill our wants with this aspect. This can also bring power struggles and a tendency to bully. The key here is to be flexible, use your best negotiating skills and you will see your goals bloom.

Friday, Venus exits Leo stage left or right depending on where you are sitting, and joins Mercury in Virgo. Like Mercury, Venus is not so happy to be in Virgo. Virgo tends to be critical about affairs of the heart and everything else. The bright side of this is the opportunity to be good to yourself. Yes! Be your own bestie for the next month but this does not mean you get to forget others. Oh no! You must give them some attention too. Volunteer with a charity or something. There are many ways to help. This link shows how a young girl is reaching out to women experiencing homelessness.

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Friday Venus aspects Neptune and the result is happily enthusiastic. We are not too concerned with details or imperfections of our circumstances and people. You would be wise to delay big purchases, however. This aspect brings a veil of illusion and dreamy state of mind to the masses. Don’t get too wrapped up in thinking a relationship is all that. You could be fooled by the illusion that Neptune is famous for. Use caution in all your legal dealings and contracts. Social engagements will be under this dreamlike influence as well.

Saturday Mercury is sesquiquadrate Uranus. This is a minor yet difficult aspect where planets are 135 degrees from each other. This energy can bring us brief flashes of wisdom or cause us to be rather simple minded at times. Communications can be difficult, tempers are less than agreeable and sometimes we might find ourselves and other communicating more negatively that we would like. The bright side of this is that this energy of good for creative, new ideas. Run with this and see what good you can create!

Astrology for July 24- 30, 2016

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What a week!  Let’s welcome in the sign of Leo!

I had for a long time felt this past week would be filled with upset and uneasiness. There was in fact so much going on, it has been hard to keep up with it all. 

This is an astrology blog and not a platform for my opinion. I do my best to stay away from the fear mongering, hate and other topics that lead to negative feelings and strong opinions. These days, however, this is a near impossibility for most of us. So much happened this week that I feel compelled to bring up a list of some of this week’s events but I won’t until the end of this post. Feel free to skip that part if you choose to.

While tensions and emotions were high last week, here in the US, the weather was hot, hot, hot.

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Photo courtesy of Cindy Jones Helms, Greensboro, NC.

The heat continues this week across much of the country and we are not alone. Parts of the middle east hovered just below 130 degrees. The hottest ever reported in the Eastern Hemisphere.

One of the coolest places to be in the US was Colorado. Several friends were visiting different parts of that state last week. A lady I have known most of my life, Laura Bruton and her husband Don Little, were vacationing in Breckenridge, CO. for a couple of weeks. Wednesday they who woke up to cool 47 degrees and snow on the ground. Here are a few photos Laura took to cool us down. 

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Besides the heatwave across the country, this week begins with a Grand Trine formed by the Sun, Uranus, and the Moon. This will be a week filled with trines and that is a good thing. Trines bring more positive energy.

A Sun/Uranus trine is positive and progressive. What’s not to like about that? Some of the traits of this aspect are good leaderships skills, ability to see the larger picture, caring for others, understanding, lower ego, open-minded, easy going, inventive, strong intuitive insights, and you could feel quite connected to the universal mind.

The Mars/Uranus side of this trine has a zeal for life and is very original. Uranus us my ruling planet and my natal Mars is trine Uranus in Cancer rather than his current transit of Aries. This is a triggering some things in me for sure. Lots of them have to do with personal freedom. Are you feeling this today too?

The Moon adds as emotional and female energy to the Grand trine. It brings balance to the Grand Trine as a whole.

Monday there are no less than eight trines. We’ve already covered Untitleda few of them. Today. the Grand Trine shifts and Saturn moves into take Mar’s place in this formation. Saturn in structure, authority, institutions, governments, the status quo. Saturn will also trine Mercury today. Expect deliberate, serious communications. This is not an aspect of fun and games.

The Moon trines both Mercury and Venus on Monday. Emotional communications and emotions around our social, creative, and financial aspects of life.

Uranus will also trine these two planets. Expect the unexpected when it come to how and what we communicate. There are sure to be surprised in all areas ruled by Venus. Trine energy is much more gentle than square energy so any surprises will probably be good ones or at least ones we can deal with pretty well. Another factor that eases this energy is the fact the Uranus is moving slow right now as he prepares to station to turn retrograde on Friday.

Wednesday, Mercury perfects his trine with Uranus. This is a fun aspect because it favors thinking outside the box. This aspect is ambrosia for those that enjoy the question more than the answer. This is a good day for meetings, cyber communications or almost anything involving computers, science, technology or philosophy. If you have a sudden light bulb moment of intuition or a creative idea seems to come from nowhere, thank this aspect.

The biggest kink to Wednesday will be Mercury’s inconjunct to Chiron at 3 degrees Aquarius. Making decisions might be difficult especially for those that have Chiron at about three degrees anywhere in their chart. You might notice that reading the intentions of another’s words causes you to misunderstand what is being said. Chill out and don’t take things personally. Remember that what you write or say can just as easily be misunderstood too.

Friday Uranus turns backwards for a long five months. He will turn direct again on December 29, 2016. Given our current high energy state and political climate of the world, this might be a blessing in disguise. We will see.

Friday the Sun is semi-square Jupiter. This can cause some impatience. We tend to exaggerate and overestimate. Both of these things can lead to waste; waste of anything from material goods to money or time. Emotions and moods will most likely be high yet a bit uneasy or even volatile. Being grounded in reality might not be are easy to reach for some as it will be for others. I feel like this could be a difficult day for my bi-polar friends but I sure hope not.

Friday is indeed an interesting day. Mercury squares Mars on Friday. This aspect can add more uneasy energy for some. We’ve had a couple of good opportunities for successful meetings this week but today is not one of them. In fact, today might be a good day to stay in bed.

You will be wise not to begin anything new. Sounds like Mercury retrograde, doesn’t it? It will be a good idea to think before you speak, not that that is not always a good idea but in this day, verbal competition is strong. This will make it difficult to express ourselves because what we say or how we say it can cause friction.

I hope all this helps you navigate your week better. Try not to spend too much time on the things that don’t make you happy. Instead, look for the happy things and think positive thoughts. As promised, below is a partial list of events from last week. 

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Sunday July17, 2016: Three police officers shot in Baton Rouge, LA. Turkey’s president Erdrogan promised to eradicate his opponents.

Monday, July 18, 2016: Zika virus reported to have been passed from patient to caregiver in the US.

Russian Athletes found guilty of doping. The Republican Convention begins in Ohio.

Tuesday, July19, 2016: Tour bus in Taiwan burst into flames, killing 26 people. Turkey asks for extradition of the former president, Fethullah Gulen, continues to crackdown on the education ministry and dismissed over 15,000 people. CEO and Chairman of Fox news, Roger Ailes is sued for sexual harassment by a former news anchor.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016: Journalist killed by car bomb in Ukraine’s capitol. The U.S. Sues to recover money allegedly stolen from Malaysian Government fund. Fifth circuit Court finds Texas voter ID laws discriminate against minority voters. Turkey’s president Erdogan announced three month state of emergency.

Thursday, July 21, 2016: Russian athletes denied arbitration. Man shot by police while lying on the ground with hands in the air. Ten Brazilians arrested for plotting an attack on Rio Olympics. Turkey in fear over government crackdowns. Peru suffers a huge economic loss when cold weather kills tens of thousands of alpacas. NBA pulls All-Star game from Charlotte, NC.

Friday, July 22, 2016: Nine killed, 16 injured in shooting rampage in a Munich, Germany shopping mall. A raft carrying refugees from Libia riped open and took on water Friday, taking in water and killing 26 women and five children.

Astrology for July 17-23, 2016

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The explosive energy we’ve seen over the past few weeks continues. Bastille Day ended in tragedy and now there is a revolution in Turkey.

Here we are at the pivotal point of the summer I have long been anticipating. The Republican National Convention begins Monday evening. I will be clued to my computer screen for as long as I can stand it watching the live stream. I am not sure what to expect but I bet there will a surprise or two.

The following week is the Democratic Convention. Again, there maybe some surprises in store. I feel as if we are building up to a crescendo that could reach critical mass about mid August and I am not sure if this crescendo is just around the US political climate or that of the entire world.

I wish to stress that while the many tragedies that we have seen of late is from the spiritual stand point just the Universes way for bringing the darkness into the light so it can be transmuted into light. If you don’t understand what this means or don’t agree that is fine. I will leave this all right here for you to consider or not. No debate needed or solicited. This is after all an astrology blog so lets get to that subject now. Shall we?

I am looking for Carmen Eckard to grace us with another guest blog soon. And I want to let you know that she does a excellent astrology reading! I got one this week and it is comprehensive with lots or asteroid info and so much more. If have ever thought about getting a reading Carmen is a great source and her readings are a great value for your money.

This Tuesday we have a Full Moon in Capricorn. WOW! Practical energy just in time for the RNC. The Cancer-Capricorn polarity is about the balance between our home life and our sense of duty in our public life such as work life, responsibility, and reputation. Conversely, Uranus is nearing perfect square with both Sun and Moon. The perfection will not be until Wednesday but it will be in orb or close enough for us to feel the energy on Tuesday. This is rebellious, quick change energy.

The Capricorn Moon has very different energy from the Uranus images (3)square the Sun and Moon. It is asking us to take a practical look at things, spend time talking care of numero uno, especially of you have been going full steam ahead like some people I know. Slow down and practice self care early this week. After you get some rest and rejuvenation you will be better able to move forward with your plans and goals for life.

Now back to Uranus…..he has been in Aries since 2010. This is transit can force us to make changes even when we don’t want to or feel ready for change. As I said above, darkness is being forced to the light. Uranus is bringing out the truth. It will be anyone’s guess as to how this affects the convention or conventions.

Uranus is moving slowly right now due to a coming retrograde at end of next week. His energy could be slightly diminished because of this but I promise there is still enough typical Uranus energy to make things interesting during the square. When the outer planets go retrograde the effects are more subtle and more on the collective than when an inner planet is retrograde.

I think these transits are a wonderful example of how the Universe is always offering us balance. The real test if in how these transits trigger you own natal chart. For example, I know that Uranus is retrograde in my natal chart. Since Uranus will soon be retrograde, this will be a a time that I can best use the energy of this planet in positive ways. This applies to me as well as how I choose to work with the collective. I also know that Uranus is transiting or moving into my natal sixth house. This is the house of work and health. I have a wonderful job, working with the best folks I have ever worked for.

By the time this transit ends in 2021, I will be 67. I feel certain that both this wonderful job and my health will go through some interesting, maybe even big changes by the end of it. I am working toward the changes, especially health related ones being positive ones. I also think work changes will be positive as well. There is a broad brush of opportunity as I learn and grow in my own way. I am grateful my employer is supportive of this and leading the way on a similar path and. I don’t think I could ask for anything better at this time. Well, except for peace on Earth and for love to prevail.

6a0133f538e9e4970b01901d582d4c970b-500wi (1)Venus in Leo is trine Saturn on Tuesday and Wednesday. Saturn exerts a rather reserved energy of the social and fun loving lady Venus. She is more formal and mature social settings and in her expressions of love during this transit. I’m wondering how this will affect the convention? Will it make it more formal and traditional or not? I can hardly wait to see!

Mercury will also be trine Saturn at about the same time Venus is. Our thinking could be clearer and rather pragmatic. If you need to get organized like I do, this energy will help. This is a good time for making decisions as we approach things with thoughtful consideration. Mercury’s communication will be shorter, more direct, and to the point now. Expect good results to follow with results you can be proud of.

That is about all I can cover for this week. The spouse of a dear friend is have a heart procedure this week. If you are so inclined you can send good thoughts and possitive energy to Mr. J.

I’ve got lot I want to get accomplished this week and am excited the planets will be supporting my efforts to organize. I’m also more eager than usual to tune in to politcal convertions this week and next.

I usualy am not very interested so this is different.

If you are in the heat, please use every caution, drink water and take lots of breaks. I don’t want to lose any of you to a heat related problem this summer.

Until next week my friends and readers……………..check out Carmen’s asteroid page at   asteroidology.us

Astrology for July 10-16, 2016

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Hope your Fourth of July holiday was a safe and happy one. I think I said several times that the week of the 4th could be an explosive one. Unless you have been unplugged all week, which by the way is not a bad thing at all, you know that this not a good week for many of us. I did have access to TV news all this week and I watched until I could watch no more. By Friday I had to turn it off. I was about to mentally explode.

I have several wonderful friends but only my mentor types provide me with what I need mentally in times like these. They are able to view things from a different perspective. Gratefully my boss invited me to lunch with her on Friday. Like many of us, the events of last week struck and emotional blow.

I came away from that lunch date with a new perspective. She pointed out there is nothing we can do about what has happened no matter where you stand on these events. They ways we can respond are endless. She said there is really only one thing to do and I do believe she is right. That one thing is: find the lesson for me.

What I take away from these terrible events is totally up to me. My choices are endless. So are yours. I promise not to judge you for anything. If your lesson is not love and understanding, I will hold space for you until you are ready.

I have said several times before that this summer is going to be a difficult one. We are just getting started too. Hold on to your hats, this ride is just beginning. I hope you are able to remain open minded away from the grasp of fear and anger. Focus on the heart. Focus on love.

The GOOD news this week is that Venus and Mercury will both be moving into the big hearted, fun loving sign of Leo. The Venus ingress will take place late Monday night or early Tuesday morning depending on your time zone no doubt some are already feeling this shift of energy especially if your Venus in is the late or early degrees of its sign in your chart.

The Pluto Sun opposition continues this week but by the end of the week the Sun will have moved out of orb of this opposition. You would be well advised not to try to be in control of anyone or anything but yourself. Other wise things could backfire in a BIG way.

One way this aspect plays out is within us. Sun is the self and Pluto is the psyche. It likes to go deep, discover, destroy and make us let go. This energy ties into what I said or what my boss said Friday. What is our lesson here? What is what is going on around us teaching us about ourselves. You know I talk about our evolution quite a bit. This aspect is just one more that his helping us evolve as a species and transform into who we came here to be.

Look deeper into the things you don’t like and try to decide why you don’t like them. What part of you is reflected in the actions of others and how can you change that. That is if you wish to change at all. Some folks are happy to live in a box and not change. I am a more curious person.

With Saturn trine the Sun this week the energy could also involve some power struggles. Choose your battles wisely and think before you speak.

Mars is trine the Sun this week. This aspect is lending action to our personal work. In some ways there will be no escaping the drive to examine ourselves to some extent. Mars is in Scorpio and the eight house, both ruled by Pluto. Mars is also a lower version of Pluto. Therefore you can expect to feel a pull to self examine something this week. There seems to be a theme running here. Some of us will not be afraid to face it and some will be stuck like cement in their old patterns of avoiding their truth. It is all good and a personal choice but sooner or later we will all have to face these unpleasant things, whatever they are. I choose to face the darker parts and it has been a struggle but I am pleased with the progress over the past decade or so.

Moving on the Wednesday…..this is when Mercury enter Leo. This combo makes for more confidence in our thinking and we could find we are more focused on our goals especially if the goals are big and flashy. Leo is theatrical and loves to be in the spotlight. Mercury in Leo will lend more expressiveness to our presentations and story-telling. Look for some of these traits to show up in the National Conventions. They could be surprising or at least entertaining. On the other hand, they could get down right nasty! Regardless, I think we are in for some very persuasive speeches in the coming weeks. The shadow side of all this talk is that our listening skills are somewhat diminished under Leo.

Thursday Mars is semi square Uranus. This is fortunately a short lived aspect. Be aware that you could become tired easily on this day. Stay as flexible as you can too. Something could come up quickly thanks to Uranus that requires a schedule change of some sort. This in its self could cause the energy drain.

Saturday the Sun and Uranus square off. Don’t plan on anything except the unexpected. Good ole Uranus, the planet of quick change will be in charge today. Once again, flexibility is what is called for today. You might feel like there is something you need to be doing but Uranus is not always sure where he is going. He can start off in one direction and change his mind as fast as you can say “Bob’s your Uncle”. This sort of shift is enough to test the patience of Jobe but you are almost guaranteed not to get bored in the process. Enjoy any new direction or shift in plans. It could be just what you or I need but don’t make big, long lasting plans just now.

Also on Saturday, Mercury and Venus meet in a pleasant conjunction. Happy, sociable conversations are a good thing today and balance the uncertainty of the Uranus-Sun aspect. While we might be able to express ourselves easily, we are not disciplined when it comes to work. Hopefully you don’t have much work to do this Saturday and take advantage of the drive to enjoy a conversation with a friend than work. But if you do have to work, the money could flow. Lets just hope it flows in rather than out.

Over all this week could be an explosive one like last week was. Let’s all take a deep breath and relax. Remember our biggest enemy is our fear.

Wishing every one a great week. I sure am looking forward to mine. Till next week….take care and remember to be kind.

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Yay! Mars is now direct! Can you feel the shift in energy? Things should begin to move faster in the coming days as he gains speed and gets back to business as usual. But……Wow! What a week last week was. I have said it before and I will say it again, I believe we will be seeing more and more events like the explosion in Istanbul, Turkey last week. A quick search pulled up this page that lists various attacks around the globe. There is one nearly everyday. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_terrorist_incidents,_January%E2%80%93June_2016

There sure is a lot going on with a very few planets this week.

Saturn in Sagittarius is really taking us through our paces; bringing us face to face with tradition and religion. You can see is all over this country and others. This is one reason we seem to be regressing instead of progressing. This will end in another 18 months. Saturn will enter Capricorn on Dec. 19, 2017. I’m not sure Capricorn will be a great deal better but it will be different energy for sure.

This week we have a New Moon coinciding with the Nation’s 240th birthday. This doesn’t happen very often. A New Moon represent new beginnings. My take on this? The US in for a lot of new things in this next year. One of them is obviously a new president but what else will be new? I am expecting only good things but there is always some rain that falls too.

As you probably know, this is the year of the fire Monkey. This can mean some monkey business too. As I browse the news today. The mud slinging and criminal charges are the charging emotions of many. Monkey business? I am not sure. You don’t need me to tell you this is the most off the wall election year in history. Throw in the unknown ripples caused by the Brexit, and the speculators have loads to speculate on.

9f45bf9196c646591cda16450981c090Saturn is square Neptune all week. Saturn is about rules, regulations and structure. Neptune pretty much has the opposite effect and is known to bring delusional and confusing and confusing energy. The lord of the seas is more into washing things away. Tearing down all that we hold firm. This means change and you know how difficult change is for us humans. These two planets are also in mutable or changeable signs, adding to the change energy.

The self help gurus have tried to guide us for decades in hopes of helping us to better deal with the inevitable changes ahead. Perhaps you read Eckhart Tolle’s books, studied Buddhism, meditation, or any number of other authors and systems. If so, then you know the most important thing is to be in this moment right now and find joy in all things.

Experience the words you are reading and how they are hitting your gut. Those that don’t feel good are the one you could leave alone. I liken it to eating watermelon. Just eat the good stuff and spit out the seeds. In the coming months and years there is sure to be a lot doing on that you and I won’t agree with. Everything has its place in the world even as much as we wish some things didn’t exist. It is all part of the duality of the third dimension and it is all in perfect order.

Today Pluto is opposing the Moon, Sun, Venus and Mercury. Pluto is in Capricorn, a sign ruled by Saturn. Pluto also enjoys tearing things down. His mission is to do what has to be done. When things get to the point of no return, Pluto steps in and takes charge. This planet has had a prominent influence on us since about 2008 and he is not finished yet. In some ways he may just be starting.

Pluto’s influence has recently been seen in the Brexit vote and the Buenos Aires zoo closing. Perhaps it is just an astrologer’s point of view. Folks who remain attached to tradition will likely not be able to see how this fits. That is quite alright. Don’t worry about it. It is all good and you are where you need to be for now.

Pluto opposed the Sun takes us into who we are, what we need to destroy and let go of. The opposition to Venus is taking us face to face with our beliefs around money, creativity, relationships, and love. If you are reexamining your priorities, this could be why.

Pluto opposed Mercury it all about how we communicate. What do we need to change here? How can we improve on effectively communicating with others?

Wednesday Venus and Mars, both in water signs, transit into a balancesweet trine. Mars likes action so this will be somewhat stimulating. Co-operation will be high among most of us and our relationships could find more balance. Wednesday we will also see the perfection of the Mercury Sun conjunction and their opposition to Pluto. Look for any planets in your chart that are around the 15 degree mark. This is likely where you will see the influence of this aspect.

Thursday through Saturday Uranus moves to square Venus, and Mars squares the Moon while Uranus trines the Moon. Besides messing with our view on relationships, this will also play with our sense of independence. This could be exaggerated by some world event like the one yesterday in Baghdad. We won’t know until we know will we?

Of course these transits will hit those of us hardest when they aspect something in our natal chart. I need to take a deeper look this week at how this is going affect me. These transits are definitely triggering some things in my chart. Venus us almost on top of my natal Uranus and the transiting Mars has just past my natal Mars. I have been rather introspective lately but I am not sure if that is due to the planets or the books I am currently reading.

The Cancer energy will be quite strong this week, with three of our four personal planets in Cancer and all trine to our fourth planet, Mars which is in harmony with the Moon. This Cancer energy will get some help from a sextile aspect with Jupiter.

Cancer1The symbol of Cancer is the crab. The crab has a tough outer shell, claws and walks sideways. Crabs are known for standing firm in their own defense. It doesn’t matter if they are right or wrong as much as it does that they stand firm and protect their turf. They may have a hard time letting go of what they need to let go of but they are adept at the sideways dance to dodge the fallout.

If will be interesting to see how the collective planets of destruction and freedom, or Pluto and Uranus influence all this Cancer energy this week. My gut tells me the fire works won’t be over with the end of the 4th of July holiday.

 

Before I go, I want to remind you about the Juno spacecraft arrival at Jupiter. This will is the destination of the ship’s five year journey toward the planet. Here is a link to read more about it and get info right from NASA.

https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/juno/main/index.html

Astrology for June 26-July 2, 2016

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This weeks post it short. Thanks to a glitch in my hurry up and get-a-long, I am way, behind on getting things done this week. Grateful for new experiences although they have been far from fun, I have a new appreciation for my hurry up and get-a-long when it is working well and the many ways to naturally support its healing.

This week the direct hits from the recent Grand Cross are waning and and the trine between Jupiter and Pluto conjunct Mercury is still going strong. Neptune is trine Mars. That is lots of action and water. Flooding is bad in several places around the globe. Parts of West Virginia were hard hit. I spoke with a relative near Charleston, WV today and she said as much as eight to nine inches of rain fell in one hour in the northeast towns of Clendenin and Walgrove. Between eight and eleven counties are claimed as Federal Disaster areas. This is being called a 1,000 year rain.

Most of the state has declared disaster status. At least 24 have died and untold numbers are homeless or stranded at home. Please take a moment and send some good energy to all the folks that have been affected and help financially if you can to Feeding America and specify West Virginia aid.

Cosmically, the big news this coming Wednesday is a big day as Mars turns direct again. He is nearly motionless at the moment and will be all week but before we know it he will be back to full speed again and finishing his tour of Scorpio that ends in August. You should notice things getting back on track in the early weeks of July.

Later in the day on Wednesday Mercury moves into Cancer. Communications are likely to be emotionally driven. That is sometimes not a good thing and can create lots of drama. This is especially true when it involves women and children. Good old cancer is full of this energy.

Some of the best husbands and fathers I know are Cancer men. They seem to have an extra helping of patience and understanding when it comes to women and children. These men often have an increased ability to listen or perhaps they just pretend well. Either way, Cancer men are usually gentle, kind and protective. Just don’t forget that every thing has its shadow side and Cancer men are no exception. This shadow side can be down right nasty so beware.

There is a lot of water energy in the sky at the moment. The Sun and Venus are in Cancer with Mercury soon to follow. This is being, loving and speaking with emotion. Neptune is of course in his home sign of Pisces and making our dreams, fantasies, creativity and spirituality fluid. Then there is Mars in Scorpio. Mars is action. That is half of the galaxy in water signs. Juptire, the great expander is in an Earth sign and so is Pluto. Uranus and Satrun are both in fires signs. No wonder there is so much flooding and forest fires raging this past month.

Besides the weather and this year’s political campaign, the big news was the Bresxit. I won’t be taking time to look into the astrology around this just now but I feel in my gut that this will prove to be a major catalyst for change. It won’t be easy or fun. Change seldom is. But we will survive although I can’t swear every man, woman and child will make it, I am certain that humanity as a whole will.

Next weekend, I may or may not be posting a blog. It is a holiday weekend and I have a few things going on so I may not be able to get to a post. Regarsless of whether or not I do, I wish you all a safe a wonderful week ahead and if you are traveling over the 4th of July, please be safe. Drink lots of water and don’t get over heated but have a GREAT time whatever you do!

Peace and Love to one and ALL!

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