Happy Birthdays, Cancers!
Happy Summer Solstice, 4th of July!
Cancers, All, Always Victory, Always LOVE!
How precious you Cancers make our lives, from home and cuddling to the star on stage!
Selena Gomez representing UNICEF in Chile and glamourous in a field of flowers....
The meaning of the name Selena is Moon Goddess, of course. July 22, 1992 Cancer Selena Gomez
was born right at the sign change into Leo at 29 Cancer 56 minutes! Yes, she is Leo rising and has Venus and Chiron at her Ascendant with Mercury right after them, all in Leo. She is a lovely Texas born woman with a lot of flair, and a warm and generous heart. Her Chart
She is pretty amazing at only 22 years old. Her Moon is in Aries in the 9th, and her Aries planet Mars is in her 10th house doing business. She is not afraid! Her career started when she was only 10 years old when she started as an actress in
Barney and Friends. She has had various roles since, gone on to singing, and developed her young women's clothing line "Dream Out Loud" that features being made from eco-friendly or recycled material, and has a perfume with her own name on it! Not all her ventures have succeeded, but Selena is no quitter. She is a good Cancer business woman whose net worth currently stands at $18M!
Selena is champion philanthropist (Uranus with Neptune, Sun 12th)! She has worked with numerous organizations for charitable causes, most notably UNICEF. In August 2009, at 17, Selena became the youngest UNICEF ambassador ever. She wants to 'encourage other kids to make a difference in the world.' Gomez, Demi Lovato, Miley Cyrus, and the Jonas Brothers recorded "Send It On", a charity single with all of its proceeds to the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund. Selena is the ambassador of DoSomething.org after being involved with the charity Island Dog, which helps dogs in Puerto Rico. She works to raise awareness about violence against Congolese women. She went to Ghana and Chile (Moon 9th) to see things there in person.
Romantically? Cancers like a family, Aries likes their independence. Justin Bieber couldn't fool her. That Girl just isn't for sale for fame or money. She's had handsome boyfriends but with Jupiter in Virgo she is particular and holds an uncanny perspective for both long term purpose and the current details. It will take quite a person to be her match; and that, if ever, may come late in life.
Selena started with no training at all. Her first show was her first experience in acting. She says she didn't know what 'camera right' was, what blocking was, learned everything on the set! You can start with nothing and become something, an inspiration!
Cancer, the Summer Goddess!
The Goddess is in everyone of us, both by day and by night. Let yourself foray under the summer MoonLight. Breathe in delicious summer scents. Treat yourself to the air on your skin. Crickets will sing you to sleep....
Cancer Women are possibly the most sensitive Lunar Creatures of all. How exquisite their perception, their knowing. A New Moon is a sweet surrender to the most docile and blessed within us. It is precious, sacred, at the core of femininity, a quiet blooming of beauty.
Sun in Cancer is a feminine fusion. Father Sun is robust and full of light for the dark corners of our Souls. Cancer men are great house husbands, loving parents, super caring nurses, blessed waiters, attentive dates, great business men with an eye to their community, excellent stock traders tuned in to the cycles of the Universe.
Yep, Cancers are moody, but isn't that perfect?! They know when something isn't quite right whether it is you, someone else, or them. They stew about a bit, sensing the
parameters of the situation, try on different cloaks for different resolutions, perceptively watch your reactions. The Cancerian barometer is quite lovable...and accurate.
Cancer women are ultra feminine and powerful in all their Seasons. Maybe a bit shy as children, but oh, so, adorable. The Maiden, Persephone, blooms beautiful, often super healthy with sweeping shining hair! Epic long gowns are worn upon occasion. They have a way with making your household comfortable, the kitchen shines. They are often unusually excellent cooks, especially cuisines of special cultures, and preserve recipes passed down in the family. Mothers, Demeter, the house holder women, are thrifty managers, remember each person's special dietary needs and remedies, at times hold down full time jobs and still give so much love. As Elder, Crone, Hecate, they are beloved teachers to their children, their grandchildren, and are often surrogate parents to ones who have no family. These Wise Women are slightly to quite snoopy, guide and comfort the Way.
Cancer Men often take on serious responsibilities quite young. They take care of their parents and siblings. By Fatherhood time they are already experienced. They want to provide a secure home, some of them even grow the family's food! Bedtime hugs and stories are certain. Family occasions are honored and include people of all ages. Keepsake images are snapped for cherished memories. Friends and elders are often taken in when they can't do for themselves. As Elders, if they can help it, no one is left wanting. Bless their hearts.
A lot of what Cancers do is the daily business of your life right down to the laundry. But every part is necessary, even to the point of being Sacred. How we live our lives is the outward appearance of how our inside is doing. Disarray may indicate a threshold has been reached or breached and there is a widespread scattering of adjustments being made. We can obsess on normal order when we are scared, or leap up on the highest nearby item and eagerly survey the new territory. One part of our life may be in perfect rolling harmony, while another part is such a mess it's unrecognizable! And it's ok.
How we deal with the cycles takes practice. When you need a change of pace, get your exercise, or to keep your weight down, swim, do water exercises, steamy yoga, tai chi, do a beach run or run along the creek. Less regimented, more flowing and responsive.....
So in your bubble bath tonight, light the lovely candles, add a favorite scent, maybe Jasmine or Lily of the Valley. Put on some pearls. Elegantly pin up your hair, or let it free to float out around you.... When you are done, step out into the deepest fluffy towels in colors you specially love. Colors are like food to the Cancer Soul. Wrap yourself and lay down to drift into a midsummer's magical dream.......
Full Buck/Thunder Moon - Moon with Pluto, Mercury Midpoint!
Wednesday July 1, at 7:20 PM Pacific - 9 Capricorn 55
Whimsical art by illustrator Dugald Stewart Walker ~ Dream Boats ~ 1924
July 2015 has TWO FULL MOONS!
The SECOND July Full Moon is the Full Red Moon, in Leo/Aquarius
on August 31, 3:43 AM Pacific, at 7 Aquarius 56.
At our first July Full Moon, the Buck/Thunder Moon, some places Bucks are growing their antlers for rutting season, the time to fight, make thunder for a mate, to make a family. Cancers are phenomenal parents, formidable protectors, staunch community members. Other places there is
thunder, but most places it's just plain summer magic coming true!
A lot of the aspects this Full Moon are what we astrologers call separating, meaning the faster planet has already passed/leaving the slower planet. The Sun has separated from Mars, Venus from Jupiter, Jupiter from Uranus, and Sun and Moon are just past the trine/sextile with Neptune.
1. Sun separating Mars The Sun did conjunct frisky Mars, but it was back when they were both in Gemini on June 14.
It would appear this aspect just happened in Cancer, they are only 4 degrees apart, but Mars moving more slowly than Sun didn't get into Cancer until the Sun was much further ahead in Cancer. So this is kind of a fading phantom aspect. Close, thinking of what could have been....
2. Venus started a
7 degrees close time with Jupiter June 19! It is in a BlessingWay for 12 days!
It is there today for Summer Solstice and Father's Day, and tomorrow for the last Jupiter super trine Uranus. It makes a Grand Fire Trine June 30, Moon, Uranus, Venus/Jupiter! The Grand Trine starts 9:01 AM, finishes 11:18 AM, so the time frame is tight.
The exact conjunction is July 1. Be sure to look for it in the night sky June 30!
Venus was with Jupiter only hours before the Full Moon, at 0:51 AM Pacific. Most of us slept through that, so the active time for it was the afternoon/evening of June 30. A more profound beauty, bigger expenses/a raise, love of a lifetime, speaking from the heart, entertainment with a purpose, a gift of travel tickets, the urge to run away, you got published or accepted into a special program! Time for gratitude.
3. Jupiter made the super trine Uranus June 22
, but we are still in the glow until July 21. See Below!
4. Sun and Moon are still closely trine/sextile Neptune in Pisces!
This is the most immediately preceding aspect, a BOW pattern!
Sun trined Neptune 2:10 PM Pacific and just imbued Neptune with a splash of Light, a super charge, a flow of golden energy to light the circuits. All Light and all Water are connected planetwide. Feeling prime, like a LightHouse, Neptune has the strength to have the compassion needed for sending this Beacon to call the troops, to Light their day and night, to have courage to carry on.
5. Moon sextiled Neptune at 6:59 PM Pacific only 21 MINUTES before the FULL MOON! Moon in Capricorn with Pluto could be obsessively sensible, where Neptune in Pisces was born not to be! Soul and Spirit is what matters to Neptune. Godless money without love or integrity, is a sorry thing. But, if a person is an addict, the nurturing Moon, with healer/detoxer Pluto, in reassuring discipline of dependable Capricorn may turn the tables to a better life. Sometimes being tough is compassion. Moon's major job is to nurture no matter what, no matter how repulsive, dangerous, contagious, forsaken. She sometimes succumbs herself, but more often, she thrives doing what she is blessed to be able to do.
Separating aspects tell the tale of what happened before. They are the foundation wisdom we carry forward. They are what influence current decisions. What we like we keep in our lives, part of our toolkit, inspiration. We let some things fade away, as they should, though a faint residue may continue to trigger old responses at times. Cancers are noted for their memory, the importance of their history. So before this Full Moon, pay attention to the preceding events and do your very best so what you carry forward supports you in your growth.
What is upcoming is the Moon conjunct Pluto, Mercury MIDPOINT sextile Jupiter and Venus/Uranus!
♦ Moon to Pluto is the most powerful aspect of this Full Moon! In Capricorn it is a wee bit of a challenge because the Moon is the planet of Cancer, the sign opposite Capricorn! An integration, perhaps a respectful partnering could be brilliant. If Cancer has been too dependent, impressed by power, it may call for a need not to be hypnotized. There may be a potent merger, an understanding that leaves everyone breathless in its intensity. With the Moon and Sun opposite, the feminine is separated as far as it can get from the dominant masculine, given a chance to find its way on its own. Or, perhaps, if Pluto is an ally, there may be a secret passage, guided by and Elder of impressive strength. The Sun being in the Moon's sign Cancer may surprise everyone with a more feminine way of being than expected. The business at hand may take some time, but be worth the effort.
With Saturn back in Scorpio, he too is related to this Full Moon since he and Pluto in Capricorn are now again Mutual Reception, in each other's signs. Seniors, ancient places, ice, minerals, stones are of an essence. Research, healing, psychotherapy, detoxing are needed so profoundly to clear our ways for future change. Disabilities, financial distresses, addictions, prisons need new ways of treatment. We wont solve these matters overnight, but we can pay attention and ask for what we want, do what we can. We have until September 17. Saturn won't be back in Scorpio for another 29 years after that. This is a powerful opportunity; don't miss the window.
Mercury sextile Jupiter and Venus is downright blessed and super lucky! They are happy to hear Mercury's ideas and Jupiter in Leo can expand the principle, extend the vision further forward in time. Venus adds her touch, a beautiful way with the words, a sweetness from the heart. If there has been trouble, make amends. Turn in the application. Act as if you are what you want to be! Tune up your colors, use a loving tone of voice, add a smile. Ask for what you want. Whether you get it or not doesn't matter. You will be heard and that may open doors you never even thought of! It's a gift!
Mercury sextile Uranus is pure genius! Mercury is potently in its own sign Gemini, the Word. Clever, mirroring ideas back and forth, logical, quick, master of diversity, funny! Uranus is in Aries, the Initiate, pure instantaneous intuition! Uranus is the Awakener, the evolutionary ChangeMaker! It is your friend, or part of community or worldwide organizations. Flight, space travel, the internet all take us places where camaraderie begins. Together we support each other in healing, finding new ways.
♦ Mercury at the MIDPOINT means it links Jupiter/Venus and Uranus! If Jupiter is too opinionated or raw with the truth, Mercury is quick to explain how the idea is valuable. Venus chimes in with a softening phrase but maintains the point. If Venus is too sugary or selfish, Mercury can put in some reasoning that we all might deserve a bit more and here's how. If Mercury is all facts and figures, information ad infinitum, Jupiter and Venus in Leo add the fun, beauty and heart, put it in perspective to a longer plan. After all, there is always more! If Uranus gets bored, gets a little 'strange' and scares the populus, the others concoct a party of extraterrestrial proportions, everyone has fun, the pressure is relieved, and things get back to business.
Add to that, Mercury is also square Chiron in Pisces. There are supernatural mysteries that will never be solved. Sometimes it's good to know that is so. It's ok to just let certain things simmer on the back burner. Mercury in Gemini does like neat logic, but musing can be equally entertaining. What is our purpose, how is that growing with us, always alive and changing even when we don't understand it? There are reminders on both sides - be logical and stop 'wasting time,' be mystical and don't forget compassion. Sometimes the Great Mystery needs a champion to explain its workings. You can't see meditation, but it can be explained so you can do it....
The blessing of a Full Moon is the Light. The Sun and Moon are in consideration of each other. They are separated for greater perspective, less influence, to be more themselves without the other's demands or unspoken expectations. Sometimes they just bring a renewed awareness of the other and a new chapter begins. This Thunder Moon Father Sun is in Mother Moon's sign Cancer, and Mother Moon is in Father Time's sign, Capricorn. There is a softening of Father Sun's beams, a bending down to tend the Baby. Mother Moon is strengthening her stand, ever so more aware of cycles and her place in our culture. She is strong, and lends her gentleness to the Ancient One, the Guide who so often stands alone when we arrive at the Crossroads. Keep the Light ON.
Cancer New Moon - Cancer Stellium, Pollux the Immortal Twin!
Wednesday July 15, at 6:24 PM Pacific - 23 Cancer 14
Rock me in the cradle. Mama Moon is so comfy in her own sign, loving with Father Sun. She IS Woman, sweet, mystical, humming a lullaby. Perfect reflection....
Loving her baskets and bowls, Cancer gathers precious herbs and foods, treasures and keepsakes. Father Sun accepts her gifts, listens to the whispers and stories along the gathering Path. She accumulates a special wisdom from steeping in feelings of the ones she feeds and heals. She spreads her loving like a blanket over a newborn babe.
A New Moon finishes one cycle, begins a new one. Give gratitude for your achievements these last days. Take a deep breath, be still, start where you are, strong in what you have created. Open your Spirit to another cycle, this one centered in your life now, and the knowing you have from past lives, from the Matriarchy of all Childhood, Maiden and Motherhood, Womanhood.
This Sun and Moon are most closely allied in semisextile with Jupiter
. Jupiter is the Pathfinder, Wayshower. It seeks the meaning of things. Food must be more than just for the body, it has to feed the long view of our purpose. When Cancer wants to stay home and dwell on things, as it sometimes should and does well, Jupiter wants to get out and take a look about, get some perspective, seek more opinions. It makes things bigger than life! Jupiter means well and has the best intentions, so try not to get your feelings hurt when they blurt those blunt words. Oops. But they redeem themselves with expansive ideas for your business or teaching your children. In Leo, Jupiter has a big heart and loves sports, so let them take you with them, especially if you want to lose a little weight!
♦ Moon and Sun are trine Saturn who is back in Scorpio.
Saturn in Scorpio is rather a serious chap, but he's been in Scorpio before, for a couple of years, so we are used to his antics now. Saturn rules Capricorn, Cancer's opposite sign, but the favorable trine connection brings things more into a useful arrangement. Cancers don't shirk their work, and Saturn expects things to get done with precision and in a timely fashion. Scorpio is intense, even obsessive, so you can imagine what can get accomplished! All these are interested in finances and investments. Parental and lover relationships will be vetted. Diet and psychological health will come under scrutiny.
♦ The New Moon is at 23 degrees Cancer 14, the fixed star POLLUX is at 23 Cancer 13, only ONE MINUTE apart!
Castor and immortal Pollux were the twin warrior brothers of the constellation Gemini, the sign Cancer. Various things are written about Pollux, most of them associated with Mars. Most indicate challenge yet strength to overcome. Cancer is not known as a fighting sign, nor is the New Moon usually. Yet they are known to give their lives to defend their household, mates, and especially children. This will not be a casual New Moon. It's not just added spunk, it will have teeth. Pollux is complicated....
- It is the star of writing, the emotional/passionate writer, has the gift of contemplative speculation, is subtle, crafty.
- Known for audacity, being spirited, brave, having powerful strength and ferocity, is fierce defender.
- It has super athletic ability, love of sport. It is favorable for martial artists, boxers, fighters and warriors, It is helper if in peril on voyages at sea, blessed with immortality.
- When bad, it has dignified malevolence, is brutally cruel and tyrannical, quarrels, rash, rape committed or suffered, the "Heartless Judge," decapitation, calamity. Riches and honors are often followed by disgrace, and possible imprisonment for embezzling.
- It can be a person misusing his energy or others deceiving him and fate playing him some cruel tricks, a painful journey.
- On the Lunar side, vulgarity is displeasing, there may be ill-will for or by women, Mother's honor and reputation could temporarily suffer.
- Mars rules the head, so be careful. Pollux is considered bad for eyesight, bring injuries to the eyes and face. Be careful with toxins, poisons.
Clearly, these warnings are not for the faint of heart, nor to be taken lightly. Maybe they seem melodramatic. Hopefully nothing dire will happen at all! To the credit side, if the energy is used wisely and you keep your wits about you, your efforts can pay off handsomely.
♦ Along with the strong Pollux factor, also in Cancer, Mercury and Mars
There are higher principles at work as well. Since the twins were mortal and immortal, there is the coming metaphysical consciousness of knowing how the human and divine are both within us, what it is to be human and divine at the same time. There is an explosive dark shadow side and a poised civilized side. This polarity, allows a comprehensive range of observations, an outstanding synthesis of solutions, a partnership of talents.
could be ferocious, or at least are verbal defenders of home and family! They are censored by the opposition with Pluto in Capricorn
. No matter how emotional or impassioned, there are still certain procedures and timing one must abide by. Since all three planets are at 14 degrees
, there is simply no avoiding this potency. Words will be spoken, some not easily forgiven if ever. Others will make their mark and give us a lifetime of guidance. If challenged, take plenty of time outs. Be prepared by backing up what you have to say with science or data from reputable sources. And don't let yourself be overwhelmed or taken in. Say you will think about it and get back to them when you say you will.
Now another side of that coin is you or they are fired up about something that should have been taken care of long ago, maybe even centuries! By reaching out for funding, asking that research be done, you may find professional respected support for your cause. Many who have been sitting back may reach a tipping point and things finally move forward like a tide. Congratulations.
A background aspect is Moon and Sun have been trining Chiron
. Chiron is mythologically related to the Centaurs, Sagittarius, half horse, half human, quite powerful, a wiseman. Chiron was the king of the centaurs, yet he suffered an interminable wound because of an offense to one of the gods. He learned medicine, became a teacher, gave his life for another to end his agony. Now in the sign Pisces, this story of surrender and saving fits well. Moon and Sun have been seeking deeper wisdom to share onward, to nurture their family or anyone in need.
Magi astrologers say Chiron is THE marriage and business planet. As I have tracked it in relationships, I agree. And excellent partnerships are certainly a foundation for business success. There are opportunities with our New Moon to trust the intuition we have been having to guide us. Cancer knows practical things that affect all the commodities in our lives. PIsces carries the dream, the Vision that leads us to the glory of our Spirit.
May it go well with you.
The SECOND JULY FULL MOON is the Full Red Moon, in Leo/Aquarius on August 31, 3:43 AM Pacific, at 7 Aquarius 56.
CANCER 2015 Highlights!
June 21, Summer Solstice, the day the Sun enters Cancer, Venus starts her 3 retrograde phases!
Mercury finishes Phase 3 of the retrograde cycle the first few days of Cancer until June 27. Then it's truly done.
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. It's back to undercover, loving, growing and healing from deep within.
♦♦ The very next day after Cancer starts, July 22, is the final JUPITER TRINE URANUS! This is a
superstar aspect, fame and fortune in the good old fashioned fortune telling kind of way! In Leo and Aries, it is a total cause to celebrate for fire and air signs!
June 30 brings the final Jupiter inconjunct Chiron in Pisces. Jupiter, big in Leo, will be touched by the subtle tips Chiron has to offer to polish their performance and teachings.
These are the final two exact aspects of the entire 4-planet set we have been having. However, though it is fading, we are continuously in the auspice of the glorious Jupiter trine Uranus until July 21!
June 30 also brings a tasty little Grand Fire Trine! Moon, Uranus, Venus/Jupiter! See more about that in the Full Moon, item #2, above!
Special HEADS UP for late summer planning! This year, July 25 to Sep 6, Taurus & Libra's planet 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, or you have a sense of unfinished business, a constant reappraisal, values aren't settled. But if you love that, the little challenges and the Leo dramas it brings, then things just get better and better if aspects are well for both of you at that time. Love always returns, better than ever! Leo loves big!
See the 2015 Special Edition Newsletter for more Planetary Patterns during the year! Make your changes count.
Venus Starts Retrograde Phases ~ Star Regulus!
June 21, Summer Solstice, the day the Sun enters Cancer, Venus starts her 3 retrograde phases!
First phase June 21 to July 25 - 14 Leo to 0 Virgo
Retrograde July 25 to Sep 6, 0 Virgo back to 14 Leo,
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)!
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 in 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 DAYS+, late July 18 to early July 30!
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, support for Virgo. We know the story of Centaurs (Sagittarius/Jupiter), half horse, half man. Well this is the woman part. 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 procedures. Your 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.
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.
- 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!
- 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.
- 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!
June 22 Last Jupiter Super Trine Uranus!
June 30 Last Jupiter Inconjunct Chiron
♦♦♦ June 21 Notes: The very next day after Cancer starts is the final JUPITER TRINE URANUS! This is a superstar aspect, fame and fortune in the good old fashioned fortune telling kind of way! In Leo and Aries, it is a total cause to celebrate for fire and air signs!
♦♦ June 30 is the final Jupiter inconjunct Chiron in Pisces. These are the final two exact aspects of the entire 4-planet set we have been having. However, though it is fading, we are continuously in the auspice of the glorious Jupiter trine Uranus until July 21!
Jupiter, Pluto, Chiron, Uranus! Yod, Inconjuncts, Super Trine!
We are still in the midst of this four planet pattern, 2015's biggest, involving Jupiter in Leo inconjunct Pluto and Chiron, YOD, while super trine Uranus in Aries! It is happening both before and after the Uranus square Pluto culmination March 16. Jupiter with Pluto and Uranus are in continuous connection throughout! Jupiter is with Chiron and Uranus again in June and since Chiron and Uranus are traveling closely by degrees, it continues to make close connections with them through 2019, skips 2020, then does again 2021!
The first pass, Jupiter retrograde is making its second yod (the first was Sep 9 though 23, 2014, with Chiron and Pluto, while trining Uranus, Uranus being the culprit squaring Pluto! So Pluto is being aspected by TWO outer planets during Uranus's final square to it. This set of aspects is significant because they are holding the pattern continuously from before to after the Uranus square Pluto culmination aspect.
Pluto/Scorpio The second pass is not in reverse order, either. Due to planetary motion, rather than the Jupiter trine Uranus that preceded the Uranus square Pluto, instead the square is followed by Jupiter inconjunct Pluto, holding Pluto to the flame! Not only that, the next event is Saturn retrograde back into Pluto's sign Scorpio June 14, for further cleanup, letting go, healing, reorganizing and renewing careers and commitments of all kinds.
June 22 Jupiter trines Uranus and June 30 inconjuncts Chiron the final third times and concludes the four planet pattern that started in September.
Here is the upcoming timeline of the exact aspects. The second column designates whether it is the first, second or third time the aspect happens. The last column is the degree and sign the faster moving planet is at, in this case, Jupiter.
Jupiter YOD Chiron and Pluto!
A Yod is formed by one planet being inconjunct, at about 150 degrees of two other planets and them about 60 degrees apart from each other. In other words, one planet making two different inconjuncts at the same time. Inconjuncts by themselves are a bit off center, the intention to skew the shape of things so you find information that changes your direction slightly, tunes it. It may enhance what is well in place. Since a Yod has an inconjunct to each side, there is a symmetry, support from both sides. The supports are not the same though, so it may feel a bit odd, yet there is more intelligence, like different kinds of radar, scanning as you walk your Path. The planet at the point is key. It leads the way, probing, discovering, forging, OR the two other planets are in front, seeking the best doable path and opportunities, while the planet at the point trails behind guarding, motivating, safely carrying the treasure.
You can see there are all kinds of combinations possible, and directions can reverse in a heartbeat! Truly dynamic, maximum resourcefulness!
♦ Jupiter Inconjunct Chiron
- Feb 1 Jupiter starts 3 degrees of inconjunct Chiron in Pisces, exact Feb 17 (day before 2nd Aquarius New Moon!), leaves 3 degrees Mar 7.
- June 13 Jupiter reenters a 3 degree range, is exact June 30, leaves 3 degrees July 15. This exact aspect sets the boundaries of the set, the start and concludes the entire set.
Jupiter and Chiron have traveled many of the same paths together. They are both teachers, are good at business when they settle for it, unless it goes with them, a traveling business. The inconjunct adjustments that take place here are matters of principle. Jupiter in Leo can seem to over do it, while Chiron in Pisces may be over at the monastery doing without, unless they are down at the music festival or concert too! Jupiter and Leo love spending and gambling, certain all will be well. Pisces doesn't always care about worldly things, yet Chiron is great at business and loves a romantic marriage. And, of course, Jupiter loves ceremony and Leo all the grand trappings! A few discussions may be in order, with a few roars tolerated, and some pitiful pouting at the Pisces end of things. Take breaks for tea and embracing. Compliment each other on your superb antics!
Feb 7 to Mar 7 Jupiter/Chiron/Pluto YOD! All three planets are within a continuous 3 degree YOD! The date all three are the very closest is Feb 22 1 AM. Yods are like stretchers! They tug at the sides of things. Nothing is quite straight boringly forward. Peripheral vision enhances the depth of your perception, catching little details that have bearing on, and enrich what's in front of you. There is a tad more collaboration potential as you gather in the bystanders who weren't doing much anyway, perhaps just blundering along rather aimlessly. With you they find what they were looking for too. So blessed you invited them, boththem and you! Have a keen awareness, your world is expanding!
Jupiter, the planet at the YOD point, is the key! It acts as the focal point of the informations Chiron and Pluto have available at the time, and sends it on into the world, flavored by its own type of transmission. Jupiter makes it bigger, more generous, confident, playful, full of options! That's outgoing. As incoming receiver, it sweeps for ideas from the world at large. As an optimistic planet, it raises the ante. By nature it is a planet capable of intense focus, so can make its point impressively! Sometimes it appears to be running away, but maybe it's taking the lead! Keep up!
Jupiter is midpoint Chiron/Pluto, so there is equal transference. What isn't equal is that Jupiter is past the exact inconjunct with Chiron, so that becomes the background, the matters of the past, what was, motivations from the recent experience. Jupiter is approaching, coming to, the inconjunct with Pluto. So the transference comes from Chiron to Pluto! Jupiter's encounter with Chiron flavors how it speaks to Pluto. Chiron was an adept healer/teacher. He suffered an incurable wound, speaks from experience. Pluto is more likely to listen to casual Jupiter with Chiron's what could be rather serious information. Pluto also an intense healer, may not care for Jupiter's blunt demeanor, yet respects the reality and finds a way to use the information.
Jupiter/Pluto Dates Feb 7 Jupiter starts 3 degrees of inconjunct Pluto in Capricorn, exact Feb 27, stays within 3 degrees until exact again May 21, then tapers off, leaves the 3 degree range June 9.
Jupiter to Pluto can act as a siphon, letting the top off the pressures of Pluto in Capricorn, all its expectations and commitments. A silly joke can break the spell and get people back to thinking rather than obsessing. Things get brighter; there is a leading out, away from past pessimisms, despairing cynicisms. Jupiter seeks the root, and Truthteller that Jupiter is, Pluto can't entirely hide all its secrets. Pain is cleared, a bright new long journey begins, ascends from those ashes. Jupiter often fears no evil, but believe me, it will be a little more sober and wiser, more considerate for having been singed by Pluto's lava. Pain is pain and needs respect or it can bite. Even rapscallion Centaurs need to know their limits, and sometimes that is a relief. They don't have to work so hard proving themselves, acting happy every living moment. Equanimity.
Letting go of ego, some projects, maybe retiring, could be under consideration. Adjust your finances to meet current needs. Do work that makes your Soul happy. Make your will. Accept what's yours, make realistic commitments. Definitely make time for exercise and play adventures! Leo and Capricorn are both Father related, Father Sun, Father Time. Get more clearly connected with your patriarchal history, your Dad, being a Dad. Make loving choices.
♦♦♦ JUPITER SUPER TRINE URANUS!
A glorious fiery combination is also continuous throughout! It starts the trine within 5 degrees Feb 1, is exact March 3 but stays within 5 degrees continuously until the next exact trine June 22, leaving the 5 degree range July 21!
Jupiter casts its blessing to the planet making all hell break loose. Thank goodness it's loose. Letting go every which way. Less complacency. Not always comfortable, but lighter later! Jupiter, planet of the Centaurs, has always loved a good joke, a tall story and lots of mischief! As teachers they are often impeccable, goodness intended, and life changers by the batch (of students)! As travelers, they explore the furthest reaches, old paradigms long forgotten, exchanged for intercultural integration. Abundance flows as growth is embraced.
Uranus couldn't be happier! It shimmies like a sparkler firecracker! It loves freedom, cross pollination, bizarre and alien welcome! The old chains of fear and abuse, theft and poverty, racial and religious prejudice, need to be irreparably broken. Gatherings of Souls are called for. Diversity and Oneness. Communities need to take a stand. Research, electronics are pathways to a better way for all. Surprising truths come to light. Perspectives shift.
FAME! This is a super business aspect for spreading the word about what you do! Jupiter is the luckiest of all the planets, has trusted confidence, the best intentions, tons of optimism! Uranus is downright planetary! The fame is unbeatable! Jupiter makes the wildest ideas look Good to the greatest number of people possible! And it's fun doing it!
Planets and factors in your chart from 13 to 17 degrees will be most likely to be potently activated by the February/March aspects.
From weather to rights, it takes many aspects, looking at what matters from different vantage points and timing combinations, to make the sweeping changes we are able to be a part of on the planet today. Secure them and make them whole. Keep your eyes on the horizon.
See more, lots more, about this 4 planet set!
Saturn Back in Scorpio Until Sep 17!
♦♦ June 21 Note: Saturn has been back in Scorpio since June 14 after its foray into Sagittarius. It will be in Scorpio for the summer until it goes back into Sag Sep 17 this fall. Clear your foundation, secure your funding and support of relationships. See the 2012 excerpt below. Work undercover, loving, growing and healing from deep within. This post was originally written to compare Saturn’s passage from Scorpio to Sagittarius. Now it’s time to reverse that as we return to Scorpio from Sagittarius.
Reach the Peak of Your Personal Power and Achievement! Time to finish things Scorpio with Saturn flavors. Clear the decks so you can move forward cleanly, with a solid foundation, into Sagittarius. Bury deep and safe, or out your Scorpio secrets, so truth telling Sag can only share what is good to be known.
Know where your monies are. Be able to account for what you have and what you are doing with it. Be sure insurances are up to date. Make or update your will. Apply for fundings. Update your mortgage, or not.
Adjust your career, work of your life. Deep satisfaction keeps you healthy. Get that feeling that you are making a profound difference. Get paid worthily for what you give; give worthily to get it. No abuse in the work place, of any kind, sexual, verbal, emotional. No bullying. Give and get respect.It's not just leadership; it's a sharing of Being that brings us all to the top of our game.
If you are not the world's greatest lover, man or woman, learn more. Sex is a sacred experience as well as just being amazing when it's good. Be true to your mate, clean up any messes, move on if that's best.
Take responsibility for your personal health. Clear up chronic patterns. Get support. No being lazy. Keep yourself in top form. Exercise reasonably, eat a balanced diet without obsession, rest well, keep hydrated.
As a healer, really listen. Sometimes that's all it takes. That makes others know they are worth listening to, and that alone makes them listen to themselves. Take time out to prevent burn out. Know when you can't help a client, patient, student or they have learned all they can with you. Move them along to their next step. Keep learning, keep up on what's new in your field. This will be even more true when Saturn is in Sagittarius, a sign of teaching!
On a 29 Year cycle, Saturn enters Sagittarius the first time Dec 23! That's two days after Winter Solstice, Yule, three days into Sun in Capricorn, and Just in time for the holidays! There could be serious flight delays, last minute cheap fares, grinchy accommodations, last minute surprise arrivals, amazing after holiday bargains! No matter what, it's a time of giving your love no matter who you are with or where you are! Saturn will be in Sagittarius until June 14, 2015 when it retrogrades back into Scorpio to review, pass any final tests, and finally finish Scorpio. It reenters Sagittarius from Sep 17, 2015 to Dec 19, 2017. Saturn was last in Sagittarius Nov 1985 to Feb 1988, and June to Nov 1988.
Saturn in Sagittarius, the Master Teacher, considers the daily working ethic, as well as profound ethics that stand the test of time. We learn in every level we work at, sometimes humbly on our very knees no matter how high ranking we think we are. Our children teach us. Religion and source of life, where our Souls are traveling to and how we do it, are important. Some philosophies will be rigid, perhaps challenged and crumble, to our great fear, devastation, humiliation. Others will be built brick by brick, true and respected, prove their worth. Saturn chisels out the faults, a Master Craftsman at work. Let go and get light. What needs protection will be guarded. Where keys and a gate are needed, they will be installed.
Work that has been carried on beyond it's time will likely be let go. Certain bothersome fragments will be let go; the time tending them will be better spent. Other work will be satisfactorily completed against the odds through shear perseverance and righteous optimism. The tower is completed, the summit reached. The structure is strong. On the other hand, do periodic checkups to watch for use of cheap shoddy materials, unsafe shortcuts. Funding needs to be adequate to the time and materials rightfully needed.
Money considerations will blow hot and cold. Sagittarius is optimistic, Saturn not. Sag wants to buy the big one, and thinks more money can come anytime, and sometimes that's true, no need to worry. Saturn cautiously tries to keep things on schedule as planned. And that can work too. Keep a basic bank balance; stay connected to supporters. Travel in the line of business makes excellent sense. Travel prices may be lowered. Good time for traveling seniors at locations medical care is easily available. Gambling will be curtailed.
Saturn, Capricorn's planet, can be quite the lover, perfect timing. In Sagittarius, that might be wildly like a rogue on the office desk, along the road, in the motel on a business trip! Saturn may also be quite conservative, or Sag, loving a good tryst, might try the senior partner, a seasoned warrior! If you choose a traveler at the Conference, have a great time, but don't expect them to stay around.
Sagittarius rules hips and thighs and your liver. God knows what happens to hips and thighs. Thankfully, Saturn is a conscientious monitor, is good at keeping vows. Eat less kibble is what my Vet says to me about my dog. More veggies, less fatty foods, candy, chocolate, alcohol.Sag loves to get outdoors and exercise. Hopefully that will help your hips and thighs too.
As to your liver, it is a sacred organ. You must have something to live FOR. Don't tax your system with overeating, too many things to do, other people's business. Being generous has its limits. You can't fool yourself when your body talks. Be true to yourself, be real, mind your own business first. You are the one who lives in your body and you can't help others when your body is down.
Saturn is up on commitments, responsibility to long term plans. Sagittarius is the long term plan specialist, a teacher of note. Generation after generation Sagittarians carry the word. They think nothing of telling great stories that make us laugh, cry, yet inspire hope. They are optimistic the journey can be made. Saturn is willing to make that trek, climb the rocky mountain, even through snow and ice they carve the way. They don't forget where we are going or why. Tremendous support team. Sagittarius, ever compensating in a good way, says even if we lose, we'll make the news! And it was fun!
Finish up that writing that you started long ago. Do the publishing. Share your ideas, prophecy. Take your sweet place along the road of Life.
Saturn back into Scorpio June 14 to Sep 17!
This foray into the future, Sagittarius, seeing where our choices can take us, prepares us for Saturn retrograding back into Scorpio June 14 to Sep 17! Saturn returns to the comfort of dark Scorpio. Our efforts will be even more dedicated. We will seriously and more precisely finish establishing allies, both in business and financially.
Pluto is in Capricorn, Saturn’s sign; while Saturn is in Scorpio it is in Pluto’s sign! Again they will be in each others’ signs, called a Mutual Reception! The last time Saturn was in Scorpio was 29 years ago, Aug 24, 1983 to Nov 17, 1985. Track that. What happened for you back then?
Excerpt from the 2012 Special Edition Newsletter before Saturn entered Scorpio the first time:
Astro*Mama refers to Master Saturn as the Divine Order of Things. I’m with her. Whether it’s giving orders or making order! In this case, it applies to all things Scorpio - oil, intimacy, big money & financial systems, Wall Street, research, recycling, death, martial arts, medicine & healing, therapy & transformation, like it or not! And Saturn is the planet of time, archetypes, earned wisdom, fathers, career and elders. In Scorpio it rules police work, organized crime, crime prevention. It might be hard work, sometimes uncomfortable, but Saturn is no time waster and accepts the gig, so you will come out ahead of the game, more sober, more clean, if you pay attention. If you need help with your health or elder care for a loved one, get it. Don’t put yourself in harm’s way – bodily or sexual danger, cruelty, abuse of any kind, theft, relational or financial deception. Keep tabs on things, no denial, let things surface to be taken care of. There will be the lowest of lows, and intense righteous pinnacles of achievement as well, sometimes concurrently, both motivators. Saturn rules the knees, so get down and get up – you/we can do this. Saturn is in Scorpio until Sep 17, 2015, so settle in and get it done. Scorpio is the sign of sharing. Intimacy is an interpersonal skill as well as sexual and private. Financial mergers are a form of sharing that builds greater capital than one can do alone, growth becomes exponential. There is no need to do this all alone, frightened – there are stars in the dark. Ask for help, offer help. Blessed be.
Saturn in Scorpio will help prepare the way for upcoming Jupiter in Virgo Aug 11, 2015. Jupiter happily moves right along; Virgo would rather just work than stop to make those connections, no matter how necessary they are. Saturn's gotta do it. Scorpio, the Healer, will get funding for Virgo the Nurse and Midwife, healing research. Saturn, the Manager, will make sure funds are allocated and secured; Virgo, the Accountant, will organize the allotments, be sure papers are signed, insurances up to date, the Will is notarized. Frugal Saturn loves it when Virgo counts the pennies.
Saturn in Scorpio will clear personal relationships - sex, jealousy, spending choices, custody. Hopefully this time there will be real healing, a clear promise. Clearing relationships will contribute to Virgo's better health so they can work without worry. Well timed, a poised Spirit, flows in peace.
During this time of Saturn back in Scorpio it will be the keeper of the coals of Kundalini healing, the life force energy at the base of our spines. Saturn will curb unregulated release, restore powers long lost, nearly fatally fatigued or frozen, or open doors to those awaiting careful awakening. It is profound in recognizing sacred strength when things look bleak. The young may surprise us with their powerful visions. Saturn sees the seed of the sacred ember, sometimes barely burning, but it is there, alive. There is a call to Mission. A faint whisper may be all it takes. Saturn in Scorpio may move very quietly, practically invisibly, but not to be underestimated. It has spiritual leverage.
Happy Birthdays, Sweet Cancers!
Thank you for giving your precious Mother's Love!
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....