Hello Astrology lovers. Are you enjoying the Sun in Leo and all it brings? Are you creating good times for yourself now, memories and solidifying relationships? I hope you are, because we are heading into a powerhouse of astrological aspects that just can't be ignored.
Uranus went retrograde on Friday July 29th. As I said last month, this begins a 5 month period of crazy energy. Action planets like Mars and Uranus are especially upset with retrograde periods. They are about forward movement and this period of 5 months will set Uranus off on a tear. Frustrating delays is one aspect we can expect...traffic delays, long slow moving lines in stores, things break and take time to fix or find replacement parts, etc. This is going to make us irritable, just like Uranus feels. It's like a retrograde Mercury on steroids and we know fun retrograde Mercury is!
And specking of Mercury, on August 30th it goes retrograde, she is in Virgo, her shared home with Gemini. When a planet is at home and retrograde its especially crazy, and this retrograde lasts until Sept 21, just as the Sun enters Libra. Virgo is the sign who manages the details of our planet. All those little pieces that make up the whole. Virgo's just naturally see all the bits and bobs most of us don't. When the planet of the mind, Mercury, is in Virgo, they are very good at managing the pieces of the puzzle, when its retrograde, it loses concentration, forgets things, misses details and then gets mad at itself because it knows better. But Mercury retrograde is the time, 3 times a year, when the brain gets a vacation. Slow down, stop trying to keep up your usual pace, give your brain a break and you won't make so many mistakes or forget something important, esp in the details.
Mercury will be in Virgo for over 8 weeks in all, retrograde and direct, so this is a time for PAYING ATTENTION TO DETAILS. What are those little things you need to take care of? What have you forgotten? Whatever is it, it will likely come up and bite you during the retrograde, so take the few weeks till August 30th to clean things up, so the retrograde won't find you embarrassed or caught off guard because you remembered the details before the retrograde hit. Mercury entered Virgo on July 30th, you have 30 days to catch up, and really you should be done by the 25th as a few days before the retrograde already starts to get wonky.
August 2nd the New Moon is in Leo. Big emotions and big plans do well now. Really big plans. Jump on opportunities, move toward ideas you've been mulling over and get going. On this same day, Mars, our energy, move into another fire sign of Sagittarius. Our energy is going to hit us like a strong wind at our back and propel us to take action because we have the energy to be movers and shakers now. I use the word now because in a couple of weeks, around the the 20th, Mars is going to aspect Saturn (expect slowdowns and blocks)and square Neptune and Jupiter just like Saturn is doing, causing conflict between ideals/deception and expansion/overdoing in a very tense way. So the Universe is telling you to use these next few weeks to clear up details, start something amazing and check out offers seemingly too good to be true, but maybe are not. Opportunity abounds, so seize the moment.
On the 5th Venus moves into Virgo. It's time to sort out the details of love. Is it real with a solid foundation or is it just attraction that has no foundation to it? It's time to get real about love. Virgo, an earth sign, is about grounding.
On the 13th Saturn, who has been retrograde, moves forward. Time for NEW lessons to be learned, and as I mentioned, in a week after that it meets Mars and the battle between action and restriction commences. Saturn will always win, so slow downs are inevitable, as is frustration. Add this to the Uranus situation and the 21st forward is a lot of frustration headed our way, and then Mercury retrogrades and our minds go on the blink. September is going to be extremely frustrating. And all you Virgo's, Pisces, Sagittarius and Gemini's out there can expect the worst of it. Other planets in those signs will deal with their planet's domain. Moon in Virgo, emotional issues, Venus in Virgo, love issues, etc. Mutable signs, which are the most flexible of them all, will be banging their heads against the wall trying to figure out the best way to move forward, and be hard pressed to find answers right now.
Neptune and Saturn are in a square, causing great confusion, until summer of 2017. This confusion is the reason for our crazy political climate, still active on Election Day. Uranus and Pluto start their dance of push pull again, this time in earnest until 2020. These next 3 years, especially intense as of Jan 2017 and forward, are the years of transition from the old (Pluto) to the new (Uranus). But we feel it more strongly as each month approaches January. Eris joining Uranus for the next 6 months, assuring the unexpected but intent on serving justice and change. It's beyond important for you to set the course of your new life. Where are you going and how do you get there? You get there by defining yourself, by empowering yourself and making the changes that need to be made to get there. COURAGE is important now. The full moon in Aquarius on the 18th is the perfect time to do intense inner work and find your purpose in life. Stop letting society, the media and peer pressure define you. Find your true self and start to live it, one step at a time. If you live in the city, maybe you decide to move to the country. I have been a city gal my whole life, Chicago and San Francisco actually in the city not the burbs. I have been overwhelmed for the past month to move to a place like Sonoma County with land around me, lots of trees, and peace and quiet. I have found a house in Santa Rosa I wish I could buy right now, but I am working on manifesting this to come to be, and strongly believe I will find the resources to do it. It will be a new kind of lifestyle for me, and so surprises me because I thought I would never leave the City, but I know its time now, and I have to find a way! I have to follow my guidance urging me to do this, and I have to believe anything is possible. Don't forget this is a very magical time, and we can make dreams come true if we BELIEVE it.
If you're all about chilling, maybe its time to get involved and motivated over something. If you think a lot about doing, stop thinking and do it. Embolden yourself. These times are amazing, and yes, require a great deal of us in terms of growth and shifting our lives. You came here to work off old Karma, and set yourself on a new path of destiny. The time for that effort is now.
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So all you Cancer's out there, June 21 to July 22 is your time. Cancer's are ruled by the Moon, and the Crab, who walks sideways, signifying not being direct and skirting issues. Cancers withdraw into their shells if they are hurt, and they are easily hurt. Be kind and gentle with a Crab, even if its grumpy and cold. It's just feeling vulnerable and needs to be reassured you won't hurt them or let them down. Cancers rule the 4th house of Home, and are the nesters, the moms, the caregivers, even if they are men. They are also usually good cooks, with lots of people hanging around the house. A lonely Cancer is a sad Cancer.
The Moon moves to a new sign every 2.5 days, or changes moods that often. Cancers are the same, their moods are like roller coasters and the best way to deal with them is to be understanding that their ruler is just pushing and pulling them emotionally all the time. It takes a Cancer many decades to learn to deal with their own personal highs and lows. If you meet a mean, unfriendly loner who is a Cancer, they were deeply hurt and just pulled away from the world. There is a lot of tenderness and love in there, however so its worth the time to try to build a friendship, because they love to love and to be needed. Tom Cruise, Tom Hanks, Princess Diana, Robin Williams, Kevin Hart, Vin Diesel, Linday Lohan (just needed more love from her family), Director/Producer J.J. Abrams, Cyndi Lauper, Prince Williams, Debbie Harry (left her career at its peak to be with her dying friend), Franz Kafka, Helen Keller, Wolfgang Puck, Orville Redenbacher the popcorn King, and Oscar Hammerstein II——and yes, O. J. Simpson, Bill Cosby and Tokyo Rose, the Japanese Propagandist from WWII. Every sign has the light and dark side to them.
This month has been hard on Cancers with many hard aspects going on around them. Emotions for everyone is running high, and having to deal with intense emotional issues. There is a time for everything and this time is for emotional clearing and lessons to be learned from same.
This weekend, July 15th through the 18th is especially tough as the Sun in sensitive Cancer is Squaring Uranus in Aries, the revolutionary. Mars is inconjunct Uranus as well, this is like an itch you can't scratch and its just niggling at you all the time. Add to this that on July 12th Venus moved into Leo and Mercury moved into Leo on the 14th, so emotions and ego are going hot. People may be very moody, angry or just retreat from the world so as not to get involved with this contentious energy. I suggest the latter move. Do some looking within time, read an inspiring book, listen to music, chill.
But lets not forget about Venus in Leo being about LOVE on a dramatic, Hollywood grand scale. It's time to pull out the stops and declare your love from the mountain tops. It's time for summer love...make a fool or yourself and be romantic and bold now.
On Thursday the 22nd the Sun moves into Leo. Leo is ruled by the Sun, and Leo's are "sunny people" who attract the spotlight and center stage. The Lion is the King of the Jungle and all the beasts therein. He is mighty, strong, smart and proud. Flattery will get you everywhere with a Leo, who live for praise and compliments. Treat them poorly, or heaven forbid, embarrass them, and you will learn to never, ever do that again. The Lion will roar and scare the heck out of you. His pride has been wounded and he will not let that stand! They are also deeply loyal to their friends and love to give them bright, shiny gifts. Jennifer Lopez, Sandra Bullock, Demi Lovato, Jennifer Lawrence, Madonna, Chris Hemsworth, Whitney Houston, Roger Federer, Anita Hill, Ben Afflec, Mila Kunis, Danielle Radcliffe and J.K. Rowling, Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, George Bernard Shaw, Kevin Spacey, Fidel Castro, Alfred Lord Tennison, Mick Jagger, Barry Bonds, Wilt Chamberlain and Alfred Hitchcock are all Leo’s. They are at the top of their game most of the time, because being the King of the Jungle demands it.
July 19th is a full moon in Capricorn. Full moons are in the sign opposite the Sun at the moment, so this time Sun in Cancer, Full Moon in Capricorn. Sun in Leo, Full Moon in Aquarius, etc. Moon in Capricorn is about power, about being responsible and out int he world. Cancer is the opposite, so this full moon, as they all are, creates a push pull effect between the Sun's intention and emotions. Full Moons are about exploring the depths of emotions, and this Moon is also Squaring Uranus, who is taking center state in the Planetary picture right now.
Uranus is the planet of change, revolution, new ideas, new ways of doing things, sudden events and action. It's a volcano waiting to erupt. Uranus has been asking us all to change for the past few years and has set in motion all the protesting in the world, from Black Lives Matter to Global Climate Change and Anti-Fracking. The revolution has begun. There is no going back.
Every planet has a mission. Uranus is to change things, to make them new, to correct what isn't working. Uranus is the ruler of Aquarius, the big picture person. Uranus in Aries is change on steroids and on July 29th Uranus goes retrograde for 5 months exactly. Planets don't really stop moving in the sky, or go backwards, but if you look at Uranus or any retrograde planet, it looks like it is standing still, but really it's just slowed down. This slowing down is to look over your shoulder and see what you didn't deal with and deal!
I have relentlessly hammered you good folks for ages now to change. Uranus is why. She stays in a sign for 7-8 years, we have 2.5 years to go, and the closer she gets to that time in 2018, the stronger is her influence because she knows her time is running out. In retrograde, she is restless and pushy. She does not like slowing down, just like Mars doesn't like it much. She is frustrated, she is looking at what hasn't been taken care of and is upset. For the next 5 months, the revolution is going to be pushing hard to get things done, and has little patience for procrastination. So you can fully expect that the things you have not changed, but need to, are going to be in your face demanding change, solutions, resolution, and revolution if need be. No place to hide this time. It's time to GROW and let go of things that don't work in your life. And if you try to avoid it, it will rise up bigger and scarier than ever and make you deal with it NOW! Embrace the change. It's all good, even if it doesn't quite feel like it. Take that leap of faith and move forward and don't look back. if you suddenly decide to move to Tibet, do it. If you are a banker and always wanted to raise Chickens, do it! If you hate your job, change it. Take risks, or Uranus will take things away anyhow and force you to make other plans anyway. Be the master of your own destiny and change now. And as you change for the better, we all change. Your good energy feeds everyone's good energy, and this is the revolution. Instead of being an unhappy, unfulfilled, chasing crap that isn't really important and finding real joy, this is what we're fighting for. The world is trying to balance and bring us back to center and contentment.
And its' not just us, its the world. Brexit is the tip of the iceberg. This is revolution. Austerity isn't working, and the people are tired of it. Time for the Billionaires to try a little Austerity and see how they like it. People are just going to get mad as hell for real and push back, like they are doing in the streets already. The Pendulum has swung too far, and must be pushed to swing back in balance. And Uranus is all to happy to push now.
Sadly the crazy extremists will also hear the call of Revolution on steroids. We can expect a lot of terrorists attacks the next 5 months, and will hopefully make us so war weary that we can finally talk peace. You can't keep swatting a hornets next and not expect blow back. Peace is the answer. Are you brave enough to create industry in the Middle East and create good jobs so they can live a comfortable lives, get married and support their family and stop lashing out at us because we support the people who oppress them? Can we do a massive food drop over North Korea and feed these people and show them that America is not the bad guy, but a good guy who cares about them. Solving problems, not stomping on them, is the way of the future.
And finally for July's end we have two weeks back to back of the Republican (18th -21st) and Democratic 25th -28th) conventions. All this in the midst of Uranus playing center stage. Tues the 19th at the Republican Convention will be a crazy, crazy day of high emotions and sudden events. There will be amazing happenings so I recommend a ring-side seat or at least watch the nightly news for highlights for both gatherings. And the day after the conventions are over, Uranus goes into retrograde frustration mode, so whatever happens here, will create some real frustrations for everyone that will play out till the end of December this year.
Sun is in Leo is the peak of Summer. It's party time...picnics, beaches, outdoor parties, bbq's and friends and family gathered around. Keep your friends and family close, pray for the planet to find the easier path to revolution, and maybe you'll fall in love with your partner again or find new, big love. The sun is in Leo until August 23rd, so plan so have some fun while you're working on your changes!
Till next time....