"We are born at a given moment, in a given place, and like vintage years of wine, we have the qualities of the year and the season of which we are born. Astrology does not lay claim to anything more." - Carl Gustav Jung

Friday, June 27, 2014

Cancer New Moon & Mercury Goes Direct Again July 1st

   This morning's New Moon in the Cardinal Water sign of Cancer comes one week after the Summer Solstice, signifying Luna's return to it's home sign and conjoining with Sol to put added emphasis on emotional security and one's nest. Whether you own or rent, you will be experiencing a greater need for making your home more comfortable or secure. For some, this will mean finding the right home for yourself, one that suits your needs in both a practical and nurturing manner.

   Another attribute of this placement is increased intuition and a pull to instinctual behavior, which may be difficult if trying to move out of old habit patterns. The Moon cares about how you feel, not what you do, so go easy on yourself and others, especially those in your home. Have a barbeque, splash in the water or give some loving kindness to someone on the ropes. Just watch out for emotional overindulgence and feeling sorry for yourself. Remember, Cancer is a Cardinal/active sign and can begin moving towards security!

   The Sabian Symbol for 6 degrees of Cancer, where the Moon meets the Sun, is "Game Birds Feather Their Nests". Lynda Hill says of this degree symbol, that there is a desire for security in an unstable situation; the readiness for new life and new beginnings is evident! The keywords offered here are: laying the groundwork; nurturing; creating a base where one can feel safe; landlords and tenants; nesting instincts and watching for danger. The "game birds" signify feeling expendable in some way, so the caution here is not to be afraid to venture out on your own and to avoid trying to take over someone elses territory. Link to Lynda's site: http://sabiansymbols.typepad.com/

   Four days from now, on July 1st, Mercury goes into Direct motion again. Whatever you've been backtracking/reworking on concerning agreements or plans since June 6th, you ought to be getting a handle on by now. After this time, the rewrites, new contracts and plans can start to be implemented!
This mercurial planet of the mind will go direct at 25 degrees of Gemini, moving forward to 28 degrees by July11th, where it makes a semisextile with giant Jupiter, a week before he leaves Cancer after his year-long stint there. This is when we begin to feel better about things working out and plans falling into place. Pay attention to your intuition then for signs of positive movement and the right path to proceed along.

   In the meantime, remember to keep your head in the stars, your feet on the ground and your heart open~

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Pathways Astrology: Possibility & New Hope With Sagittarius Full Moon

Pathways Astrology: Possibility & New Hope With Sagittarius Full Moon:    The Full Moon occurs eleven minutes after midnight tonight, technically tomorrow, at 23 degrees of the Mutable Fire sign Sagittarius. If ...

Possibility & New Hope With Sagittarius Full Moon

   The Full Moon occurs eleven minutes after midnight tonight, technically tomorrow, at 23 degrees of the Mutable Fire sign Sagittarius. If you've been reading my Blog over the last three and a half years, you know that I occasionally include the Sabian Symbol of pertinent New and Full Moons. Please refer to Lynda Hill's website http://www.sabiansymbols.com/ for more information on the origin and meaning of these insightful symbols!!

   Leading up to the Full Moon today, we had an early morning challenge from the Moon to nebulous Neptune, making it hard to distinguish between reality and the dream-time when we awoke!  Two harmonious aspects between the Moon in Sagittarius, action-oriented Mars and innovative Uranus put an active and seeking kind of spin on the rest of the day. Being proactive and moving fearlessly out into the world today will help you move in a forward direction. Uranus provides a unique new view of the world through friends and associations , as well as unexpected opportunities. Just remember that Mercury is retrograde and don't go making big sudden changes quite yet... preparation and information gathering are necessary for when the time is right!

   Now back to this Full Moon and its' Sabian Symbol: "Immigrants Fulfilling The Requirements For Entering A New Country"... This symbol speaks to new possibility, hope for better things and a new way of life. As positive as this is, there is work to be done in order to move into a new reality... hence "fulfilling the requirements". A Full Moon is indicative of an opposition to the Sun, presently in Mutable Gemini, so consideration of that energy is also pertinent to making the most of this Lunar phase. The dance between airy Gemini and fiery Sagittarius is seen through the mind's focus: the sociability and restlessness of daily thoughts versus the seeking and philosophical pursuits of the higher mind. The Sabian Symbol of the Sun at 23 degrees of Gemini is "Three Fledglings In A Nest High Up In A Tree", which speaks to both the need for immediate information, being brave and trying out one's wings, and the quest for a new life.

   Fulfilling requirements involves gathering information, paperwork, asking questions and adhering to necessary guidelines in order to get where we want to go. Don't be in a rush, especially with Gemini's ruler, Mercury, backtracking through Cancer and about to re-enter Gemini on the 17th where it will remain until July 13th! What do you still need to find out, who do you need to contact and what agreements need to be rehashed before you can step into new territory?! Rushing headlong, eloping, escaping or jumping ship are not advised at this time.

   There are the aspects overnight and throughout the weekend that make this a potent Full Moon. First, Venus in Taurus opposes Saturn in Scorpio a couple of minutes before the exact Full Moon for a possible battle of wills over "yours, mine and ours" (my way or the highway...) Do you want to be right and left alone, or to work in partnership? Will you take the bait and rise up against "the opposition"... OR... will you agree to meet in the middle, make some concessions and compromise? I realize that for some people, things have been coming to a head and it may in fact be time to separate from constricting relationships or situations that are holding them back. This Full Moon can highlight those issues and shed light on new ways of moving forward, whether alone or in tandem.

   Another factor involves aggressive Mars once again squaring off with Pluto on Saturday, which is particularly ominous for volatile world situations and unbalanced power struggles. If you are in a threatening relationship, seek help and don't allow yourself to be manipulated by fear. This is a time for becoming disentangled and positive forward movement!  Capricorn Moon on Saturday struggles with Pluto, Mars and Uranus to maintain or regain control. Do what is necessary while you bide your time. Remember, you can catch more flies with honey than you can with vinegar! By evening, Luna finds an opportunity for successful achievements and more harmonious relationships, especially if one used more honey than vinegar.

   Have a great weekend and remember to keep your head in the stars, your feet on the ground and come from the heart~


Sunday, June 1, 2014

Sun In Gemini & Mercury In Cancer Going Retrograde

  While I missed writing about the New Moon in Gemini last week, due to dental surgery and impaired focus, etc. I still want to address the Sun in Gemini. As you know, the New Moon occurs at the start of a new lunar cycle when the Moon joins the Sun. That happened a week after the Sun entered Gemini, so while the lunar cycle from New to Full Moon is just beginning, the Sun is a week ahead in his cycle, with three more weeks to go in this sociable sign. The New Moon's emphasis on communication and agreements in the month ahead, gets a lot of attention as Gemini's ruler, Mercury will retrograde back into that sign on June 17th. More on that a couple of paragraphs below...

  The current transit of the Sun through the airy and adaptable sign of Gemini, from May 20 - June 21st, is a very busy time! Planning, organizing, connecting, talking and writing, as well as visiting and socializing, are all Gemini activities. This is mental energy, where logic and reasoning, study and information gathering happens. People are apt to be double-booking their time for two or more events happening at the same time. I know, because I just did that... fortunately, I caught myself before Mercury goes retrograde next weekend!

   The Sun in Gemini forms a favorable alliance with Uranus in Aries early Friday morning, the 6th, bringing an opportunity to make new connections or realize a breakthrough in a group project or endeavor. New insight or an aha! moment are possible. However, it won't just happen, you must take action in order to achieve your goal or move in a new direction. That may involve reaching out to others through phone calls, emails or visits. If you put in the time and effort, you could be rather pleasantly surprised at the outcome!

   Okay, on to Mercury retrograde... a little synopsis is necessary here. Inquisitive Mercury moved out of his/her own sign of Gemini on May 29th, where he/she had been happily making plans since May 7th, and entered the deep waters of Cancer. Due to Mercury's immanent retrograde (backwards) motion on June 7th, he/she will re-enter Gemini on the 17th, go direct again on July 2nd, moving forward and back into Cancer on July 13th. The thing to remember here is Mercury, the Messenger of the Gods, in its' Rulership in Mutable Air, then in Cardinal Water, will be repeating itself in approximately three week intervals, between May 7th and July 30th when he/she finally enters Leo!

   The key focus now is on paying attention to your feelings as a source of information. In Gemini, information is gathered through the written and spoken word and socializing. In Cancer, information is gathered through the senses, especially the emotions. Pay attention during the next three weeks to your intuition and gut reactions to people, places and situations. Then as Mercury re-enters Gemini, become the detective of facts and written information. Did you miss something someone told you last month that could be important? Did you misplace important papers? Mercury retrograde is the time to review, renew and redo, no matter what sign it's in. Happy investigating!!

   Remember, keep your head in the stars, your feet on the ground and stay in your heart~