"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, July 31, 2015

Full Moon/Blue Moon in Aquarius

   The Sun is brightly shining in Leo and most powerful in its rulership. As a Fixed, Fire sign Leo brings courage and strength to wherever it it is found. The individual will is enhanced with determination and creativity and needs to watch out for an underlying sense of entitlement. The reflective Moon in Leo's polar opposite sign, Aquarius, brings a friendly sense of caring about the social welfare of the community, not from an emotional place, but rather the intellect.

   This lunar phase in Aquarius highlights the rights and freedoms of all individuals and shows a path of response-ability that each person can tread in coming together to create important changes. These two Fixed signs of Fire - Leo and Air - Aquarius, are like batteries of enthusiasm and innovation. Where are you storing your personal supplies of these necessary energies and to what groups or social concerns can you direct your efforts at maintaining the rights and freedoms of the individual?

    The chart for the Full Moon shows a primary concern for using your talents, gifts and skills to make a difference in your personal relationships. With Venus retrograding back into Leo, rejoining Jupiter in this expressive sign, we're given a second chance to expand our hearts and look at what, or whom, we truly value in our lives. What matters...? what doesn't...? how important is it to you...? where can you make a difference for yourself without forcing your values onto another? If it's really important, then express your love! Don't be afraid to let loved ones know how much they matter. Venus is retrograde until September 6th when she once again moves ahead and then back into Virgo on October 8th.

   Saturn is also still retrograde in Scorpio, but goes Direct on Sunday morning, August 2nd, spending all of August and half of September moving forward in this intensely co-creative Water sign.  By now, you ought to have identified your priorities and who you need to align with for the next leg of the journey. Saturn squares off with Venus and Jupiter in this chart just to press the issue of your values and most important goals. However, action-oriented and aggressive Mars is leading up to a very helpful and harmonious alignment with responsible Saturn later next week. Roll up your sleeves and do the work you know you need to do!

   The balance of this Lunar cycle sees Mercury first, then Jupiter, moving into adaptable and skillful Virgo , a week away. Get your ducks in a row so that you can utilize these organizing skills to express yourself more productively and in-line with the values you are identifying as vital to your relationship needs. However... while Venus and Jupiter are still dancing around each other in Leo, please take some time to play, dance or express your love!

   Remember to keep your head in the stars and your feet on the ground, while you dance and swirl and appreciate the blessings in your life~

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