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Leos, All, Always Victory, Always LOVE!

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YOUR CONTENTS THIS NEWSLETTER:

   LEO, Love Light of the World!     
     LEO 2015 Moons!   
      
Full Blue Moon - Saturn Square Jupiter, Venus Rx Regulus!
      New
 Moon - Leo Stellium, Venus Blessings, Jupiter in Virgo! 
    LEO 2015 Planetary Highlights!
   
 July 25 Venus Retrograde ~ Star Regulus!
    Aug 3 Jupiter in LEO Square Saturn in Scorpio                 
    Jupiter in VIRGO Aug 11!

       Oct 11 JUPITER in Virgo MEGA TRINE PLUTO in Capricorn
     Chiron semi-sextile Uranus since Oct 2008!
    
See the 2015 Special Edition!  Aspects, Patterns, Sign Changes, Retrogrades, Stelliums, Eclipses! These infos plus a personal reading will coordinate your very best times in 2015! Your success is our success! With your calendar in hand....

Happy Birthdays, Leos!

Leo Wikipedia Jimmy Wales
Would you give money to this man?

Wikipedia co-founder, internet hero, Jimmy Wales is my 2015 Leo choice! Rather than a hunk, he's a nerd of the first order! He is a teacher of the first degree! He taught at universities, but now is giving access to information on just about anything to anyone who cares to look. Wikipedia is the world's largest Encyclopædia! As of February 2014, it had 18 billion page views and nearly 500 million unique visitors each month. His creation is a phenomenon.

Jimmy was born August 7, 1966, one of the years of the Virgo Uranus/Pluto conjunction. Uranus rules the internet and Pluto is extremes and wealth! Jimmy has funded non-profit Wikipedia through donations since its launch Jan 15, 2001. Uranus is the planet of Freedom and Universal sharing, world community. Wiki is a free-access, free-content Internet encyclopedia, ranking among the ten most popular websites. 

Jimmy Wales has charm, luck and fame with the Jupiter/Venus conjunction in Cancer, the number one sign of business! Very few people could have pulled off such a major non-profit! Jimmy took finance courses at university, and he is the spokesman for Wikipedia. Yet with all this, his net worth is barely $1 Million. The Jupiter/Venus conjunction is trine Neptune in Scorpio, a planet that is rarely in it for the money.  

Mercury is at 0 Leo, much ado about nothing, or a lot about something! Zero is innocence, new beginnings, purity. No reason to think it couldn't be done. Why not? It would be cool! Mercury is mind, communications, learning skills, reaching out to others. Wiki just keeps right on giving, like Leo! One search leading to another, each article is thoroughly referenced and linked. Though not perfect, a study found that Wikipedia's level of accuracy approached Encyclopædia Britannica‍ '​s!

The Mind is a busy place. In Kate Day's 2011 post she says, Wikipedia is written and maintained by volunteers from all over the world, all busily contributing their knowledge, endlessly correcting, updating, improving. In an average month they make more than 11 million edits between them. There are Wikipedia articles in as many as 280 languages. Mercury in Leo is a mental giant, a steward of magnitude.

Here's Jimmy's dream: Imagine a world in which every single person on the planet is given free access to the sum of all human knowledge. That's what we're doing.

[His Birth Chart, time unknown. Moon could be in Aries or Taurus.]
 


 
Leo, Love Light of the World!



Romance Specialists! From humble to a world famous rendezvous, a simple flower in your hair to the most splendiferous gown! A little candle, bottle of wine to the cathedral filled with friends and dear admirers celebrating your wonderful occasion together. Leo loves long and passionately, true blue and with reverence. Yes, they do flirt, but ask who they will go home with, and it is you, my love. Dating and wedding services, photography, fine catering, superb florals, party supplies are all good with Leo!

The Roar. If they are not pleased, you know it. Come back later. Sad face, funny or mad face, you can tell. They are full of expressions, some quizzical, some profound. It can also be their voice that goes with it. Plaintive whispers to hot passionate screams, poised to mega thunder, they will have your attention. They may be a fixed sign that holds on, often too long, but they are a forgiving fire sign too. Love wins. 

To all creatures.... As giant as Leo is in Spirit, they are still softies inside. Scary five minutes ago, but seeing your hurt or woeful dilemma, they are at your side in an instant being so gentle, fussing about. They are often extra loving with animals, from the tiniest to the most powerful, themselves a champion to be proud of. They speak for those who can't speak for themselves. 

Teachers Kids, students, grad students, there is often a Leo leading the way! Sometimes they are quietly one on one, getting right to the heart of matters. Other times the lecture hall, convention center, is filled to capacity to accommodate the brilliant presentation! It is enchanting, inspiring! The audience is bewitched and literally buzzing! Excitement fills the air and they agree to meet again! 

Champion Athletes! Remarkable! From small beginnings the most amazing successes! There are naturals and there are those who are hardworking wonders who spring from nowhere and nothing. Their prowess propels them. Practice is as joyful as the race! Colorful garb and gear celebrate every moment from sunrise to sunset! Never give up! You can do it!

Performers It is not uncommon for Leos to be shy in the beginning. They may take speaker training from voice modulation to practice like ToastMasters to get over the 'uh's and 'um's. But many are natural performers born to the stage, spirited and soul touching. From young to old, their Light fills the stadium, the arena, the theatre. They are the kings and queens of dramatic entrance! You can't take your eyes off them! Costumes are their second skin, makeup makes the mood, spot lighting was meant for them! 

Creators One way or another they make remarkable brilliant things! JK Rowling created an entire fantasy world, as did Beatrix Potter with her children's tales. Jacob Collier is described as 'the amazing and revolutionary young composer/arranger/vocal jazzer/multi-instrumentalist/YouTube sensation!' As you might guess, Leo the King has no lack of famous Leo directors, DeMille, Kubrick, Polanski, Christopher Nolan, to name a few. It's as if directors are the ultimate creators, creating people! The golden Leo stamp is the midas touch!

Great Heart Heroes  Robert Redford, founder of Sundance Film Festival, is a philanthropist who supports environmentalism, Native American rights, LGBT rights, and the arts. Courageous heroine Amelia Earhart, was an American aviation pioneer and women's rights advocate. There are so many everyday heroes all over the world giving everything they have to help others. In my search I found many whose birthdays were not available, some didn't know what year they were born, let alone their birthday. I would like to honor them here and now and always.

In gratitude to Leo, the Shining Heart.
 


 
Full Blue Moon - Moon with Pluto, Mercury Midpoint!
Friday July 31, at 3:43 AM Pacific - 7 Aquarius 56



Blue Moon because in 7 out of every 19 years, two full moons will fall in the same calendar month and this is then! It is Jupiter's last Full Moon in Leo! Fitting that the Sun is also in Leo, it's own sign, celebrating Jupiter's Leo passage.

It may be a Blue Moon, but this is a Golden time of year, summer magic at its finest! The nights are warm, the crickets are singing, the faeries are dancing. Abundant gardens are harvested and bounty stored. Seeds are drying and saved for next spring's plantings. 

Sun in Leo, is in it's own sign! Moon in Aquarius, strange and holy! Both are fixed signs, supposed to stabilize. Leo would like a fixed income of pleasant spending size. Moon is the 27 day many moods, feminine, intuitive. Taking care of home, family, is a full time business, and those in commodities businesses have a lot on their plate! Aquarius is the Awakener, r/evolutionist, responding to world wide change. Their 'fixity' is their gathering of Souls, friends of the family, to make constant change possible. They make sure planes stay in the air, and the Internet stays free for the people. Leo puts the Lights on and the game is ON! 

Sun and Moon most closely aspect Neptune in its own sign Pisces. Sun is inconjunct Neptune. Neptune is tidal, oceanic. Leo loves both laying in the smooth rocking boat on a quiet day, and being on top of the waves when times change. Musing and motoring. Neptune calls for complete immersion, being one with the moment. Empathy comes. Inconjuncts are peripheral. They call us to explore off the main course. They adjust our frequency. We aren't alone, there are others to consider. Neptune may have thought you didn't notice them at the ashram or the concert, but we did! Sun's shining Light gives hope and courage. Seaside and ocean going businesses may take us on a new current.

Moon will be semi-sextile neighboring Neptune. Moon and Neptune are both empathic, but Aquarius is clairsentient, clear knowing, not necessarily so personally caring. But they will put you in their plan for the greater good. Neptune in Pisces is the planet of and the next sign after Aquarius. Aquarians are the great philanthropists. As they work among the people distributing the goods, seeing the people's further needs, genius Aquarians are already tinkering with the parameters to find ways to help those needs too, and how to distribute more quickly. Their other goal, with Leo Sun present, is to engage the receivers, teach them how to do for themselves, be free, become givers themselves!

Observant Mercury in Leo will look in the corners. Mercury is trine Uranus, the planet of Aquarius! Mercury in Leo focuses on the individual, how they think. Uranus wants to bring like thinkers together. Uranus in Aries is split second genius, do it now! There is a sense of time speeding up, and it is! The exact trine will be Aug 2, 7:50 AM Pacific. Inspiration at the Full Moon can be signed and sealed in your mind, but wait until some days after the Aug 3 Jupiter square Saturn has passed to do the actual paperwork.

Aug 3, one time aspect, Jupiter in Leo square Saturn in Scorpio is the major long term aspect underpinning the Full Moon. Leo and Scorpio both have love on their minds. Leo is the romantic; Scorpio mates for life. Leo is even flamboyant, while Scorpio generally prefers a quieter private venue. But either way, their love is intense. Jupiter cleans up well, but both Jupiter and Leo are athletic, so may be quite casual more of the time. Saturn is certain you should be respectful and in Scorpio, particularly a power dresser. However, there are some times when Saturn doesn't care at all. Why should you pay for something fancy when this old one still has wearable miles in it?!

So, Love is a dance. Different as we are, we love each other, we help each other. Being loved makes us feel safe, let's us clear away old hurts, let go of chronic patterns we forgot how we got. We spend money; we covet and hoard money, afraid to lose it, bound in a long term spiritual attitude of poverty. Sometimes you just have to send yourself a message all will be well, trust yourself, you are a valuable worthy person, spend it and the money you need will come.

Get to work! Jupiter in Leo is education; Saturn in Scorpio builds and hones skills to a fine potent level. Leo style, show people what you can do. Saturn style, start humble right where you are at. One on one, one day at a time, take another step forward. Jupiter in Leo makes plans. Write yours down, including a date to update the plan! Saturn in Scorpio is a hard worker and loves an uphill grade! See yourself leaning into it!  See More!

♦ Venus at 0 Virgo is retrograde conjunct Regulus the 2nd time this very day!

Zero is as new as it gets!
Venus has been in a 12 DAY preview at ZERO VIRGO, giving a look at work wished to be done, services to be rendered, health to be cared for, budgeting and allocating of funds organized. New ways of doing things, new equipment that gives more time for other things we can do is seen as a potential blessing.

Venus returns to Leo at 8:27 AM Pacific, just after our Full Moon, carrying the Virgo dedication back with it! Leo is a creative sign that can perform the dramatization of the benefits of Virgo's ideas. Leo sees in it's heart how helpful these shortcuts can be and how quality makes a difference. Education is one of Leo's fortes, along with inspiring coaching and directing! Unsung Virgos may find themselves being blessed with recognition they are surprised by!  

Regulus wants the best too! Regulus is the King/Queen! The Gift needs to be that good. There is an element of splendid in the works. If you were the kingmaker, who would you make king? If you were bestowing the funding, where would you keenly place it for the maximum long term good? Virgo is a sign of reason. They want to know how it works and why. There is Divine Order and it is their department. Regulus was in Leo from 156/7 B.C. It went into Virgo 2011/12. It's their turn, let them Rule!

Due to Venus's retrograde half way back into Leo, Venus's third and final conjunction with Regulus isn't until Oct 8! That gives some time. Things inaugurated at this Full Moon will be part of what finishes then. Do your best now and plan ahead for the maturity, the completion, then. That will inaugurate Venus's passage into Virgo and what we will be blessed to accomplish during Virgo. The skills we develop in Virgo, the fine crafted goods produced, services we render, will be our offering into the partnerships of Libra.  

More about
Venus Retrograde

 
 

 
Leo New Moon - Leo Stellium, Venus Blessings, Jupiter in Virgo! 
Friday August 14, at 7:53 AM Pacific - 21 Leo 31



The prodigious and remarkable Susan is about 74 years old now. This is said: Susan Seddon Boulet uses subtle colors and a unique fusion of forms to reflect the magical and spiritual powers of shamans.

This is Jupiter in Virgo's first New Moon! Jupiter is still in the first degree of Virgo. We are really celebrating the Jupiter Leo to Virgo transition! FOUR planets in Leo is a big going away party recognizing all Jupiter has been doing this last year, and the beginnings of its time in Virgo. Leo is a big hearted teacher, and passes spiritual knowledge on to Jupiter in Virgo. Jupiter teaches also, spreading the story far and wide, publishing the great achievements. Virgo analysts, authors, critics, and organizers offer volumes of Encyclopædic insights. They put it all to work in systems that give public access whenever you are ready! 

Four planets stellium in Leo - Mars, Moon & Sun with Venus
Moon, Sun and Venus trine Uranus!


Mars stands alone, but is potent in Leo, the king's guardian warrior at his side. There is strength both of his own as well as the King's blessing. Activist in behalf of individual right's, Mars has the king's respect for his prowess and past deeds, so speaks for the people to the king. Mars is quick to respond and leads the legion to victory. Agility and sheer forward motion dodges the bullets. Surprise and key attacks at the right places can take only a few to conquer many. There is nothing to stop this Mars.

Leo New Moon As Sun was in Moon's sign last month, Moon is in Sun's sign this month. Moon was in her own sign first; Sun is in his own sign this time. Every year we have this tremendous mutual infusion. There is a strengthening of each, a renewal. The exchange of masculine and feminine energies will be complete. 

Venus retrograde lends her beauty as she walks the Blessing way with them while they all trine Uranus! 

In Pacific times:

Aug 11  4:13 AM  Jupiter in Virgo
Aug 13   3:27 AM   Sun trine Uranus
Aug 14   5:36 AM   Moon trine Uranus
Aug 14  7:53 AM  New Moon 
Aug 14  11:25 AM  Moon conjunct Venus Rx
Aug 15   2:27 AM   Moon conjunct Jupiter
Aug 15  12:22 PM   Sun conjunct Venus Rx
Aug 17    5:08 PM   Venus inconjunct Chiron
Aug 19   9:44 AM   Venus Rx trine Uranus

Sun trine Uranus in Aries starts the close 6 day set. They rule opposite signs, Leo and Aquarius, yet a trine connects them differently and well. What was separation has become a flowing connection of Heart and Higher Mind. Heart is guided by facts for the whole; Mind is more loving, individually unique. Leo would act on it's own, but Uranus brought all his friends! If it is a Leo party, it's quite a crowd and a hell of an assortment of exotic enchanting beings! Leo loves dressups! They look pretty wild, and some are crazier than they look! But don't entirely judge the book by its cover! A lot of Leos are upstanding citizens with a lot of reach, and Aquarian/Uranians are the geniuses behind the Internet and a lot of their science and inventions power your everyday life. They are so lightning fast in Aries, it may take you a few moments to get what they said. And, believe me, their bank account may be way more than yours! 

Moon trine Uranus is the aspect just before the New Moon. Moon feels for those Uranians and their friends. She weaves among the beings, seeing what's needed here and there. Sometimes it's a listen, others need real nutrition, and much as Uranians have friends, they often feel like the odd one out, not sure of themselves. Moon sees the potential and can give the boost. It's just like hugging their kids. Moon is on a 27 day schedule, constantly changing signs, moods. She knows change and is part of a family, a tribal group. Uranus is the sign of the Awakener, the ultimate change, part of Universal Community. Moon and Uranus can work well together. Uranus ups the amps when Moon is smother Mother, gets stuck in the dailies of life, holds back in the name of security.

As Sun brightened the New Moon in Cancer, this time She-Moon nurtures the busy Sun, sometimes tired from all the responsibilities and cheering others on. How many people can you coach? Over and over they bring their problems, some ready to solve them, others just taking a look at their future. Sometimes the love tank gets depleted. All healer, teachers, leaders need to take a rest time to time, yet fire signs have ignition and it's hard to let go. They feel they are failing their hopeful followers and who knows when a key moment might be missed if you weren't there for them? But sabbaticals were made by wise men. Take the cook with you and take some time just for yourself. You will come back better than ever. Going to the Cave of the Moon lets you consult your ancestors, the Matriarchal lineage, and perceive cycles of the future.

Moon conjuncts Venus then Jupiter, and Sun conjuncts Venus after the New Moon. Moon and Sun carry their energy forward to Venus retrograde. It isn't that they are just passing Venus, she is coming to meet them! They bring the classic Male and Female energies in the sign of the Heart to Venus of Love and Beauty. She in the sign of the Heart, welcomes their infusion, and bestows her blessings. The Lunar Queen is more radiant and beautiful as she is in masculine Leo. The royal King is graciously personified, adorned with honors, coffers are plentiful, possibly meets his Fair Lady! 

The Moon crossing with Venus adds her nurturing qualities to Venus's beauty. Both feminine, Venus is more the Maiden, Moon is more Child or Matron. Beauty itself is a child of our Spirit. We grow it like anything else. A childlike grace is granted. A mother's loving touch makes us confident to be ourselves, radiant. We feel valued, encouraged. We are grateful for Womanhood and the feminine aspect of men.
 

Venus knows what's intrinsically special, worthwhile. Moon's conjunct with Venus first, carries that insight to the conjunction with Jupiter who in turn expands on the principle. Be alert to what Moon with Venus brings. Moon and Jupiter are both so happy to keep on learning and growing. Lunar people are forever scholars and Jupiter teaches forever! Moon travels all the signs every 27 days without going anywhere, enriched to overflowing! Jupiter travels the world a sign a year, robust with what they have absorbed along the way, learning each sign deeply. Moon memorizes and shares tribal stories that Jupiter publishes for posterity. Lineage and cultures have their idiosyncrasies and their valuable contributions. 

Aug 17 Venus Rx inconjuncts Chiron that is in turn semi-sextile Uranus. Venus is the love planet, but the Magi astrologers think Chiron is the Marriage planet! Inconjuncts are more associated with unraveling rather than getting together. Usually things just slip away due to lack of attention. But if you are mindful, things may be redeemed. Since this is a fast moving aspect, only days, there may be a temporary disturbance, or if neglected, none at all, and only if it activates factors in your chart. If there is an exchange, Venus will look at Chiron to see what matters. Chiron is mythologically the wounded, healer, teacher. If Venus finds the wound too deep she may pass on by, finding it unattractive or feeling unable to help. She may admire the healer/teacher, but think this is not the time. Or she may be touched in spite of herself and find a remarkable truth. If it is a monetary matter, this is probably not the time to be partners. Move on respectfully and gracefully.

Please see below for more on the important Chiron semi-sextile Uranus that is part of the understory of this New Moon.  

Venus retrograde sums up this mini sequence with her second trine to Uranus Aug 19. Changes made with grace, beauty, love, may go more quickly than expected. But the retrograde means this isn't the final answer; it is a review of the first trine June 28, and there will be a third and last trine Sep 22! It's been awhile, so check your appointment calendar to see what was going on back then that can be made better now, and better yet again Sep 22! Venus in Leo lights up what's Uranian different. It may not be what you want to see, but a light on it makes it not so strange now that you can see it better and did see it once before and you are still here to tell the tale! In fact, there may be some use to it after all. Some changes grow on you. Venus may have been longing for something more special, and there it is! It may be a super smart solution, a friend that tickles your Soul, the joy of watching the stars!  

Mercury also is in Virgo, Mercury's second sign. It's not just the Gemini gathering of info, but what the info can do once it is collected and applied! Mercury is in this fascinating earth sign, gleaning pure particles, making the whole greater than the sum of the parts! Time saving, super productive!

Happy New Moon, and Blessed be by our Jupiter new in Virgo!

 

 
The next FULL MOON, the GRAIN Moon, is in Virgo/Pisces on August 29, 11:35 AM Pacific, at 6 Pisces 6.
 


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LEO 2015 Highlights!   

♦ Venus retrogrades July 25 to Sep 6! 

Jupiter's last aspect while in Leo is square Saturn Aug 3.
♦ Lucky JUPITER enters VIRGO Aug 11!

Saturn has been back in Scorpio since June 14 after its Sagittarius preview. It will be in Scorpio for the summer until it goes back into Sag Sep 17 this fall. Right now, it's back to undercover, loving, growing and healing from deep within.

Be specially mindful what you would like to see happen with the Oct 11 Jupiter Mega Trine Pluto! Start preparing now, put things in place for the most excellent results! This first one starts the sequence for two more, March 16, June 26, 2016. Earth, and the Water signs Cancer and Scorpio, will be the happiest! 

Continuously long standing mini aspect! Chiron semi-sextile Uranus since Oct 2008! 
 
See the 2015 Special Edition Newsletter for more Planetary Patterns during the year! Make your changes count.  

 
Venus Starts Retrograde Phases ~ Star Regulus!

Venus Retrograde Pink Rose Baby's Breath

Venus starts her two sign retrograde July 25! She's in Leo now, just barely peeks into Virgo. She stations at the star Regulus, zero Virgo, TWELVE days, then returns to Leo. 

First phase June 21 to July 25 - 14 Leo to 0 Virgo 
Retrograde July 25 to Sep 6, 0 Virgo back to 14 Leo, 44 days
Phase three, Direct Sep 6 to Oct 9, 14 Leo to 0 Virgo, complete

Venus the planet of Love and Beauty is in Leo the sign of the Heart of Love. Virgo is the sign of Maidenhood, the primordial juicy Virgin, Purity. 0 Virgo back to 14 Leo are the degrees covered. All but one are in Leo. 0 is the degree of Initiation, new beginnings. We will be launching a new system of daily living (Virgo) founded by lots of Love and creativity (Leo)! Beauty in the workspace ~

Venus in Leo goes from refined genteel tea ceremony caring to robust party-out rock-n-roll knock-me-down LOVE! Presents mean a lot, from the tiniest rosebud to the best sound system in LA or the finest art! The tallest heels, highest laced boots, the most magical sweeping hair, makeup to light the night! Sequins to diamonds, every star must shine! Princess or Queen, a canny lass knows what's best!  

On the home front it might look like the warmest heart in the world, the tastiest sweet treats in your lunch box. A loving sweetheart makes your life easy, fixes things before you ask, brings you little gifts that make your day, makes that I-love-you call, knows who you are and the good things you do and says so.

On the job it is making the world a more beautiful place, a touch of beauty that makes a difference, sells the product. Successful social gatherings share the pride of a job well done. Entertainment, performances exceed all expectations! Poetry tells the story, and if you are really lucky, you win the bet! 

Venus in Virgo is the sweetest. Virgo wants to help. They will slave away day after day, long into the night. They care for the sick, clean up messes, manage your money, 
help the tenants, do yard maintenance, plant the veggie garden, feed the pets, make sure you have quality food. Whatever it is, they take the time and do more than most, better than anyone, in the shortest time! They are super natural organizers and save money, barter like a banshee. They can be Mother, Midwife, Mystic all rolled into one, all while writing the novel or the grant application!

And believe me, this is all possible with the Retrograde STATION at 0 Virgo, the degree of REGULUS the King, one of the four Royal Stars! Regulus has been in Leo until recently. Now i
n this feminine sign Virgo, having the only female symbol of the zodiac, the King/God has become Queen/Goddess! It is with great honor that this magical 0 degree station is held for TWELVE full DAYS+, late day July 18 to early day July 30 Pacific! It will be an initiation, a trial period, a time of considering Purity, the primordial essence of Virgo. It is an indwelling absorption, imbibing the perpetual intention to serve. It calls for an innocence, serving without judgment, gratitude for how each gives as they can at the time. 

So first we have Leo the sign of kings, then Virgo at the degree of the king of kings!!! If some of your followers have been missing, call a meeting and give orders! :) You women claim your Queenhood, put on a flowers and herb wreath and enjoy every minute. Be of a generous Spirit for you have it to give. Claim the divine power of the Maiden Goddess Persephone. Be the Midwife/Healer who was trained by her Mother, and Mother's Mother, and trains her Daughter. Be the One to start that tradition. Be kind in your power. Change is inevitable; it just might not happen at your pace. 

Another way is to think about this is the background of the transition of Regulus from Leo to Virgo in 2011, how profound that was, still is. The Leo to Virgo link is the transformation that happens every month as the Moon moves from Leo to Virgo, and every year when the Sun transits from Leo to Virgo. It is symbolized by the Sphinx, head of a Virgin woman, body of a Lion! Being first, the Lion is the foundation, strength and support for Virgo. We know the story of Centaurs (Sagittarius/Jupiter), half horse, half man. Well this is the woman half and half. The Sphinx is less talked about, a greater mystery for the time being. Women are still finding their way out of slavery, having no rights, being abused. Time to call on the Leo Lion's strength, be grateful for its Heart and Light. As the horse gave men a greater range of freedom, the 'enlightened' Virgo heads the strength of the Lion and serves by choice.   
 
RETROGRADE it all takes a turn. Values shift. Your body tells you it wants different. Age might become a factor. Your exercise routine may be interrupted and those chocolates add pounds. It's 99% not the time for facelifts or elective proceduresYour wardrobe is all the wrong colors and no longer fits, but wait, don't buy new while retrograde. A person you thought well of is not as expected after all. They aren't lover material, and you decide you don't like that job or want that part in the play either! A long ago abandoned lover returns and you don't know whether to switch or cut bait! Due to unexpected events, the bet is entirely lost, party cancelled. Better to wait on big spending - furniture, remodeling, expensive landscaping, or even that house. You have changed; you don't even want it anymore. Something better is happening!
 
HEADS UP for late summer, early fall planning! July 25 to Sep 6, while Venus retrogrades from 0 Virgo back to 14 Leo, most wouldn't choose this as falling-in-love-on-your-vacation time, nor a wedding date choice time. Retrogrades can be unstable with constant mind changes. With this bound in the chart of something started at this time, you always have a sense of unfinished business, there is constant reappraisal. Values aren't settled. If you love that, the challenges and the Leo dramas it brings, have money to spare for when things change, then life is good, just gets better and better. If aspects are well for you, for you both, at that time, love always returns, better than ever! Leo loves big! If it is at the 0 degree Virgo time, it is probably better to choose a different time. Virgos have enough to do already, and function best in their own routines.

Generally, new needs are in the offing.

THREE PHASES Give it the time it takes. Venus is in the degrees that will be reassessed June 21 to July 25. It Retrogrades July 25, going from 0 Virgo to half way back into Leo, 14 Leo. It will cross this same area the third time when it goes Direct September 6 on to finish the pattern October 9. The whole process will take 3 months, 18 days.

Venus makes aspects with three planets, three times each during its retrograde cycle.
  1. June 28, Aug 19 continuous to Sep 22, the day before Autumn Equinox, Sun into Libra, Venus trines Uranus in Aries. Blessings of friends and community organizations, loves flights, beauty inventions, new hairstyle, astrology readings, extraordinary performances, singers, gifts - especially of the electronic kind! We don't mind having a great aspect like this three times!
     
  2. June 30, Aug 19, Sep 21 Inconjunct Chiron in Pisces. These dates are traveling closely with the Trine Uranus dates. Venus in Leo wants love, Chiron wants marriage, but inconjuncts are often divorce due to an askew connection. Things just seem to slip apart. This aspect also calls money and business decisions into question. If timely significant adjustments are made the situation may be saved. Or, just let go.
     
  3. July 13, Aug 5, Square Saturn in Scorpio, Oct 10 Square Saturn in Sagittarius   

    In Scorpio, the first two squares, there may be loss of love or money whether stolen, misrepresented, a mistake, or greater expenses. The breakthrough may be not falling for the seduction again, realizing the payoff may not be very much, doing the tough work it takes, admitting reality, reducing expenses. There may be a necessary and natural grieving period. 

    In Sagittarius, your direction may not go as planned, maybe a relief, but soon better! Be careful of over confidence, fearful reactionary over spending. Give it a trial time, modify sensibly. A first step with genuine good intention often leads to another though it may be a challenging passage. Have a backup plan to ease your mind. 
As of June 21, many things will not turn out as anticipated, especially ones in the fixed signs, Taurus/Scorpio and Leo/Aquarius. Fixed sign's purposes are to stabilize, not disrupt, yet some change is a must, as much as the growth from chrysalis to butterfly. Things you deliberately want to be changed, might need some help getting done, so instead of seeking a conclusion, let them ride, continue on and the retrograde will help loosen the roots and knots. What will be will be. Most assuredly, it will be better when all is said and done! Sometimes there is so much transformation you no longer recognize what it was when it all started! Maybe you won't remember because the new Light has taken your breath away and filled your mind with new beauty and wonder!    

Blessed be.

 
Jupiter in Leo Squares Saturn in Scorpio August 3

Jupiter square Saturn Hurdler Leo Rollins, Virgo Pearson
Jupiter may heroically burst over Saturn's hurdles with flying colors! 2013 Moscow hurdler winners Aug 18, 1991 Brianna Rollins and Sep 19, 1986 Sally Pearson!

September 25 to Nov 30, 2014 Jupiter and Saturn traveled in a close square together but the aspect never became exact. Read Now the exact aspect is finally formed!

This is Jupiter's last aspect while Jupiter is in Leo. While Saturn is retrograding back in Scorpio, Jupiter has advanced in Leo to make this once only square. Singletons like this are usually checkpoints. How are things going?

Oddly, though Jupiter is a cheerful planet, it may bring, amplify, melancholy with Saturn. Saturn in Scorpio knows where the bodies are buried. Jupiter is just too darn happy in the face of what Saturn knows are its own weak points. It generally guards them carefully, but Jupiter is just too big spirited and not noticing the signs, crashes right through the gates. Jupiter wants the truth. The more Saturn holds back, Jupiter in Leo thrives on drama, and just has to know. Besides, they want to help. Saturn may have to let a little water over the dam to keep the wolves at bay. Saturn may just have to pull the 'none of your business' card, lay down the privacy law. Sometimes its just plain better not to smoke 'em out. Scorpio has reasons for secrets. The secret they might be forced to reveal could be about you! But what will out, will out. If so, may it be the best for everyone in the long term. 

Jupiter may be stymied by Saturn's refusal to fund this venture. Jupiter in Leo is super optimistic, ready to roll, inspired by its own steam! Saturn looks askance at this unseasoned newcomer. It quickly, steadfastly, defends the funds, wants proof this is going to work and not be a financial drain. Just because it looks good, Saturn well knows all that glitters is not gold, and won't be rushed. Saturn in Scorpio looks behind the scenes and under the covers to see what lurks there. This wise combo can out con the cons sometimes, make a recovery if a mistake is made. It is true, some opportunities may be missed due to Saturn's heel dragging caution. Other times, whew, what a relief they saved you, that you didn't do it. 

School may have to wait. If the funds just aren't there, if the scholarship isn't awarded, work and put your money aside. Reapply at a more auspicious time. You may not get the work you want just yet either. Do you need some more training, qualifications? Knuckle down and do what's needed. Sometimes a delay is perfect as another, even better opportunity comes instead! Who would have thought?! 

Leo is romantic, a warm hearted lover. Saturn wants to know about the dowry, and isn't easily swept off its feet. It wants a true value, both financial and in the integrity of the mate. Leo is impressed by great teachers, status, fame. They may see more in you than you see in yourself. Maybe their love is what you have been waiting for. A bit of hero worship may be good, but if the gap is too much, tiresome wide eyed innocence, it may be boring soon. One day, one outgrows the other, and off they go. Leos like to be admired too. If Saturn in Scorpio is secretly pleased, but undemonstrative, Leos may need more, an equality of shared exuberance just to make their day sweet and feel good about themselves. These two are quite different in this respect. Know if you can really give the goods. When admired, Jupiter in Leo may feel quite honored by Saturn's high regard that Saturn doesn't confer casually.

If Saturn has been down, fearful in the shadows, Jupiter may be just the breath of Light needed to get out the door, over the hurdle! It's going to take some courage, and Jupiter in Leo, fearless their middle name, makes a swath wide and bright enough to follow! If they can do it, you can do it! The challenge is set and won! Saturn goats are remarkably agile, and more often than not, land on their feet! Once going, there's no standing still! Congratulations!

Keep fit, stay strong in your training, conquer your goals! You can do it!

 
Aug 11 Jupiter Sublime in VIRGO!

Virgo Turkish Art Plate Kusadasi

Whether rugs, plates or tile work, Turkey, a Virgo country, has the finest intricate designs and craftsmanship! The plate above is at the Kusadasi market. 

Jupiter starts its once every 12 years trek in Virgo Aug 11. Always about a year in a sign, he finishes Virgo and enters Libra September 9, 2016. Those of you with Jupiter in Virgo will be having your Jupiter Returns! If your Jupiter is 13 to 23 Virgo, transiting Jupiter will cross your natal Jupiter three times in its retrograde cycle! Depending on how your Jupiter is situated with the other factors in your personal chart, and how other transiting factors are activating you chart, it can bring super good luck!

Jupiter makes its first aspect in Virgo Sep 16, opposite Neptune in Pisces one time only. To me it is as if Jupiter is checking in with Neptune to see what dreams could come true! I see it as a spiritual courtesy, an introductory handshake, and Jupiter is on its way to get it done! 

In its year through Virgo, Jupiter makes no conjunctions or sextiles. It mega trines Pluto! It inconjuncts Uranus. It squares Saturn next spring. It opposes Chiron. Most of those aspects happen 3 times, for a total of 12. The last aspect it makes in Virgo is the last inconjunct with Uranus the Awakener. It leaves the eyes wide open!

Though abundant Jupiter is associated with Sagittarius, a sign square to Virgo, Jupiter does very well in Virgo! Virgo is the Queen of Details and the more the merrier! She wants quality in the organization and happily organizes; Jupiter puts the light on things, gives the big picture, so the details are in perfect placement within the whole! Jupiter puts fun in the work and is happy to travel around to get the exotic materials to spice up the presentation! Jupiter, in fact, is delighted to show your work in all its stages, impressing others with your more than adequate services. It prepares the press, can easily show why yours is the best quality and that it has durability as well as being easy to use, and at the right price!

Jupiter loves planning, and travel, and Virgo guides the budget so you all can get to the most places for the least price! Carefully chosen (by AstroLocality), the places are superb gateways to insights that open further doors. There is a combination of love and learning. Virgos want to serve, and Jupiter wants to enjoy every moment from sunup to sundown! Virgos want to know how it works and Jupiter loves a good story. Putting them together makes people inspired by what you have done! It's virtual magic! 

Teaching patterns are flexible and show people how to learn as well as what to learn. How to think makes everyone a creator! Coaching is automatic! Vital little steps are the precious beginnings of lifelong Paths. Practicing what makes you happy keeps you healthy and wisdom grows.

Health is highlighted! Jupiter may temporarily bring flare ups that require more care, especially if things have been neglected. New ways of healthcare may become available, or you learn a lot more, are more effective, problem solved! Or health may be superb! Virgo specializes in nursing, herbs, vitamins, diet. Schedules are mostly kept. Exercise is specific to the individual. Recovery from illness is steady. Body and mind, attitude, make a difference. A lot of the remedies are from foreign places, Jupiter dancing in excitement reading the labels! Keeping things Virgo clean and bright with lots of fresh breezes, and a lovely Jupiter view clear our mind and keep us extending our vision. Doing favorite things engages our attention to creating and crafting. Grow a mighty organic veggie garden!

All kinds of service industries will have the potential to expand! Bookkeeping, landscaping, pet care, cleaning, housekeeping, caregivers, maintenance, nanny, are a few. If you want more business, ask for it. Improve your skills. Jupiter loves learning; Virgo loves trainings. Ask for higher wages and benefits. Apply for the work you would love the most. Get your own life in order by using professional services. Write a training manual.   

Landlords may purchase out of state or foreign properties, or cater to exchange students. Good time to hire apartment managers, give trainings. Tenants might enjoy a lease option to buy! You might offer property management services. 

Jupiter is publishing; Virgo is the number one sign of authors! Jupiter will be in Virgo until Sep 9, 2016. Time to put the fingers to the keyboard! Get your material organized. Pay attention to what is popular that you like too! How tos are terrific, and how to do it yourselfs! Or write an accurately detailed historical novel, or a futuristic humorous love story with an uncommonly charming rascally villain and a delightfully naive heroine! Blog, blog, blog! Jupiter will speed your perspective and you will get it done in no time. Plan on publishing sooner than later. Jupiter can be the procrastinator, but if the goal is more delicious than the distraction, it focuses singlemindedly! Let's do it!

Virgo is the only sign with a feminine symbol, the Virgin. As Goddess Persephone, she symbolizes Purity, the best within us. She is young, fresh, tempting and tempted. As Persephone's Mother Demeter, she is wizened Crone, Goddess of Harvest and fulfillment, strengthened by life's experiences. Whether you are protector or child, we thank you for your caring, willingness to work life. Jupiter will be at your side, at times naughty and playful, at times loud with stories, disrupting with no thought to apologize. But he brings lots of good intentions and just plain joy! He's robust, handsome and rather fearless, a bit silly, doesn't always care where he's going just as long as he's going anywhere! Like no matter where you go, there you are. He will sweep you along, infuse you with magical herbal scents, take you on a rocket ride, and land properly among the veggie garden faeries! 

The possibilities are limitless.

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JUPITER in Virgo MEGA Trine Pluto in Capricorn

Jupiter Virgo, Pluto Capricorn - Ancestor Worship by Lauren Gary!
Abstract digital art gallery / fractal: Ancestor Worship, by Lauren Gary

♦ I truly invite you to start putting things in place NOW to reap the rewards of this aspect if it connects with your chart! Think what you would like to see happen. Make a plan and schedule what you will do to make that happen. Put reminder notes on your calendar to keep focus. The more you build, the greater the result! Best to you!

Spiritual gold, leading a rich life....

As my friend Monica says, nothing like a 'well-oiled machine.'

The lucky first of three times, this is THE major powerful, super SUCCESS, possibly mega PROFITABLE, aspect of 2015 and 2016! It starts in 5 degree range Sep 17. This first  aspect is exact at 13 degrees Oct 11. If that connects favorably with factors in your chart you are lucky, but with your Sun, you are even more lucky! The most lucky will be the 12 to 14 degree Earth signs, and water signs Cancer and Scorpio Sun people. Wall Street your way! 

The Crystal Palace is being built of remarkable geometry and geology; it strikes oil and gold! The Health Clinic is going up! The Preserve with research station has been secured and funded in perpetuity. The Craftsman Training School is flourishing and the caliber of the staff has never been finer. 

In personal terms, secrets to making your wealth will now be available. With an abundance of knowledge and wit, you may land the job of a lifetime! You may have generous pros/mentors, quite reasonable pay and benefits, do something that changes people and significantly benefits the planet! Production is UP! The education you have been waiting for becomes available; you may become a teacher. Go for your PhD! Demonstrations and publishing are on schedule. Seminars and conferences are full of superb take-home information. Systems are streamlined, new right materials can be negotiated for right prices. Business travel, and travel businesses will enjoy reduced rates, greater volume of business, with venues in elegant but reasonably priced locations. 

Health cure breakthroughs are possible. Athletics for Less will be the motto, at home or in a tidy gym, the maximum return for energy expended. Champions will train for super fitness and winning performances. Perfect time for Physical Therapy, training or getting it.  Open the doors of your veterinary clinic, pet spa, hotel; advertise your excellent love and caring, help with animals in extended recovery.

Virgo seeks purity but is skeptical. Jupiter wanders the spiritual realms wondering about the meaning of life. What about Faith? Pluto has seen Death, the Dead rise again, and other things from deeply troubling to deep soul cleansing and healing miracles. It has walked through some dangerous and frightening places, and still is here today, not impressed by small complaints or tiny whining. These are your formidable healers. Capricorn has been down on its knees many a time, may feel sad, abandoned. Yet even when so alone, they come along too, hand in hand with that Virgo nurse who has become less skeptical. Virgo keeps score, keeps us on the higher side of intention. Jupiter, brings the teachings along, while Virgo records the cures. Pluto in Capricorn is not your average alchemist. Far superior and leave their mark. Teamwork

Talk with your children about their life plans. Get them thinking about their feelings of accomplishment, what makes them hum without thinking about what they are doing. Let their ideas come and go. We've got Cardinal Capricorn and Mutable Sag signs, Jupiter a Mutable planet and Pluto, a planet of charisma. Nothing standing still here. Stepping stones, evolution. Solutions we never knew of are already being created, they in turn to become stepping stones to the next magical place!

Jupiter loves and plans for phenomenal growth, and Virgo is willing to organize and work for it. Pluto loves healing power, financial power, MONEY, attracts it, and Capricorn is willing to work hard for this lasting venture. Capricorn builds true, strong to withstand what storms may come. Talk with your financial planner well in advance. Be ready to ride!   

The second and third trines are in 2016, March 16 at 17 degrees, and June 26 at 16 degrees. The next aspect with this intensity will be Jupiter conjunct Pluto in late Capricorn, April 4, June 30, and Nov 12, 2020, at 24 and 22 degrees. If you have factors in your chart at these both these sets of degrees, what you do this time will contribute to the successful outcome at that time, only 5 years from now!

[As always, the degrees and signs must favorably interact with your chart degrees and signs for favorable results for you! Check with your astrologer well in advance so you can prepare for the best returns!]


Chiron Semi-sextile Uranus Since Nov 2008!



Chiron is on the faster 51 year cycle and Uranus is on a slower longer 84 year orbit, so you see why it is so unusual for these two to have been together so long. Due to retrogrades and orbital speeds, intermittently and then continuously since Oct 2008, Chiron has been in this mini aspect with Uranus. They have rambled from 16 and 19 degrees, started in Aquarius and Pisces, to their current positions at 20 and 21 Pisces and Aries! They have been in 3 degrees or less of each other traveling in Pisces and Aries for years! This pattern is held until Sep 2021, a total of 13 years! They finish in Aries and Taurus.

Since they have gone through Pisces and Aries from 0 degrees and will go completely to 29 degrees, all of us are affected one time or another. It is an aspect of the Collective Consciousness. Coming r
ight up they are within 1 degree of each other late this July to Jan 2016. Exact semi-sextiles are made Aug 19 and Nov 25. 

In that 13 years, 26 exact semi sextiles are formed! Aspects that repeat, over and over, make an imprint. One by one, as the degrees are traversed, we get it without realizing we get it. We change unnoticably over time. We pass it on, one to another as it is their turn. This has been an undercurrent aspect to the far more dramatic and many years long Uranus square Pluto. It started before the Square, and is working its magic long afterwards. From time to time, and perhaps annually, I'll remind you of its workings.   

A semi-sextile doesn't get much press, but I have found they work potently nonetheless. This pair has been acting practically invisibly and for the most part gotten away with it! Semi-sextile planets are usually a sign apart though they could be at the very beginning and end of a sign and qualify by the numbers. Some astrologers allow only 1 degree off the 30 degrees of separation, so that would be 29, 30 and 31 degrees apart. Semi-sextiles aren't leaping across the board, drawing attention, but quietly going step by step, one following in the others footprints. And a lot of the time they have been in the shadow of the giant aspect Uranus square Pluto. On the face of it, this one is a mere tagalong by comparison.

Being in signs next to each other is like being siblings, not twins, but still very close. They know each other. They are 'with' each other day in, day out. They can see & feel each other. Neighboring signs carry Light, energy, from one sign to the next, each preceding sign the foundation for the following sign. The leading sign clears the way and sets up in advance for the preceding sign to follow. They can then both go forward more easily together united in greater strength.  

Astrologically, though connected, they are like night and day! For example our present case, Pisces and Aries. Pisces is mutable, melding and molting; Aries is cardinal, always standing up and starting anew. Pisces blends, often takes a back seat or vanishes altogether. Pisces is Water and becomes the shapes where it finds itself; Aries is Fire, rising up, burning though. Pisces is comfortable to sit in meditation, but Aries can't sit still, is Initiation, spontaneous re/action, leads the fray. 

What they poignantly have in common is they are both passionate believers! Each wants to help, save, change, morph to new consciousness. Pisces has the Spirit of self sacrifice; Aries will take the frontline and die for the cause. In spite of their differences, they have a strong bond. 

Pisces mingles with the people seeing their needs, sensing their sorrows, disappointments, fears, dreams. Their compassion tenderly helps those in distress to their feet if possible, at times leaning on each other as refuge is sought. Aries, independant, surges forward to get them out of danger, get them over the border where they can be properly cared for, then goes back again and again to get others. If Pisces hadn't gotten them to stand up, Aries might never have seen them! Pisces might be the worker at a Shelter; Aries the one who gets people their jobs. Pisces might get them to hospital; Aries might be the Physical Therapist. It's the two step, first one, then the next!

Chiron mythology teaches us that it is the wounded, healer, teacher, quite akin to Pisces, its current Sign. It has been the one in the pit until it crawled out and now tells anyone who will listen what to do if they are in similar circumstances. It has been in the dark and in the Light. It was helpless, now helps. It has wisdom from experience. It knows pain and it knows joy. It has shed the old skins and knows the success of becoming a new person, the real one it was always meant to become to be.

Uranus
is the Awakener, ChangeMaker, Evolutionist. It is radical rebel, crazy genius, loner to community worker, even world worker. As an Air sign planet, it sniffs about for the frequency that is most friendly and will get it where it is going. It's so natural to do that it doesn't really think about it. It likes odd and unique situations that make you think. It is intelligent and with clairsentience, clear knowing, responds with perfect solutions. What might seem shocking to others, it can say and people who are being told get it instantly. Someone finally talked right to their core without judgment, shame or blame. Deep sigh. Now we can get on with things. Free at last. 

Uranus is currently in Aries, sign of fiery connection. This combination is ahead of its times, way ahead! It lights the Way, burns away the dross, is inspirational, removes old boundaries in a micro flash of comprehension. What would have taken years gets done so sooner! The beginning is made, the rest will be sorted out. Courage is boundless as person after person stands up. The Tipping Point is being transcended. Stand together and keep at it. Keep finding new ways to tell the story. Talk with young people. They are the new leaders. Let them know you trust their intelligence. 

Healing is a beautiful thing. Some is subtle, takes time so develop and anchor! Let's charge it up with a steady hum of some Uranian electricity! Every one of us has unique gifts to offer; support each other in our innovations. Chiron healers, heal each other that we may teach others to heal each other, and heal more others. Heal others that they may be able to learn to be healers in their daily life ~ on the job, at school, the church, at the bus stop. Let's change the process of healing itself and share it around the world. Every conscious minute we are all connected. Make it count. 

Blessed be.

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Happy Birthdays, Gallant Leos!

Leo, Precious, Worthy Script
 
You are so Precious to us!
 

 
Please, always remember these planetary combinations are what's happening in the world. Check with your astrologer to see how they do, or don't, activate your personal chart! May it go well with you....
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