The Moon finishes her trek through Capricorn on Monday, spending the 12th-14th in open-minded and inventive Aquarius. She enters Pisces on Wednesday, the 15th, increasing our sensitivity and attraction to romance, spirituality, and escapism. She finishes the week in Aries on Saturday. Continue reading
Late day on the 7th, the Moon moves into Sagittarius where we typically find friendly attitudes and jolly moods. There’s a need for freedom, too, so a little bit of extra metaphysical rope goes a long way on these Jupiter-ruled days.
Do keep your rope relaxed the next few days because there’s a standoff between earth and fire in the skies. Four planets in earth have us feeling earth-bound and four in fire want us to rise higher and higher. Continue reading
Tuesday and Wednesday (9/6-7) are power days. The Scorpio Moon has excellent aspects with an added boost from a sextile to her ruler, Pluto, on Wednesday afternoon. On Thursday, the Virgo Sun trines Pluto in Capricorn. Did someone say “earthly power?” Venus in Libra sextiles Saturn in Sagittarius on the 7th which can create lasting joy ~ if we put in some effort.
The next few days are made for changing things for the better. It’s an out with the old and in with the new vibe. Acknowledge all your feelings in the next few days, even if you feel that you want to stick them in a dark place and pretend they don’t exist. Those intense feelings are key in knowing what you truly desire. You know already, so why let it gnaw at you? Acknowledge your feelings and do at least one thing that will bring change for the better.
Dates: September 5-7, 2016
Phase: Crescent ~ Trust your instincts
Element: Water ~ Emotional
Mode: Fixed ~ Resistant
The Moon is the key to the heart. It’s the Moon in our chart that gives us empathy. It connects us to others through the heartwarming act of opening ourselves emotionally to experience their joys, their hopes, their pains and their sorrows.
The 4 of Cups, “Blended Pleasure,” is the tarot card for 20-29.59° degrees Cancer. The sun travels through these degrees July 12-22 this year.
This is the Pisces decan, influenced by Neptune. If you were born during this decan or have planets or points in these degrees, the 4 of Cups is a birth card for you, symbolizing an important transit of the Sun to those planets or points.
If your sun is in this decan, Happy Solar Return! You are the Mystic Crab.
“Moonchildren must break any illusions that Neptune brings to this decan. Here we have the mystic, the super-attuned, or the mesmerized crab. Neptune’s influence produces a veil that the crab must tear to clearly see what waits on the other side.” (Third Decan Cancer, the Mystic Crab.)
Moon in Cancer is the astrological signature of the card. The Moon is in its home sign and at its most changeable in Cancer. Anyone with this placement (or several planets in Cancer) will understand why it feels like “blended pleasure.” One minute you’re happy, another you’re fretting, and another has you exhilarated or in tears.
The number assigned to this card is 4, similar in energy to Saturn. Working with the positive energy of Saturn can be very grounding to the unpredictable Moon.
If you have a #4 Life Path, Name, or Soul Number, this is one of your birth cards. If you are in a #4 year, this card can symbolize a stabilizing process influencing important matters.
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It’s time to schmooze with all your adoring friends and fans. Mercury is in Leo!
It’s a party of words—lighthearted banter, cheerful chatter, witty phrases, and plenty of laughter—so set the scene to be artfully engaged. Cocktail parties, tea parties, brunches, forums, and friendly tete-a-tetes are the perfect venues. Mercury in Leo loves to make a grand statement and can delight in the sound of its own voice. But behind this big cat’s roar and dramatic proclamations, you may find a kitten instead of a lion. One thing’s for sure—when when this cat speaks from the heart, yours will melt.
Mercury is in Leo July 13-30, 2016.
Barack Obama, Freddie Mercury, Jennifer Lopez, Robin Williams, Mick Jagger, Helen Mirren, Kevin Hart, and Helen Keller who overcame the greatest odds to have her voice heard.
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“I don’t want to set the world on fire
I just want to start a flame in your heart
In my heart I have but one desire
And that one is you, no other will do.”
Lancelot and Guinevere, Romeo and Juliet, Rhett and Scarlett—these are a few of the most famous and romantic love affairs we’ve come to know. With Venus in Leo, we may be fanning a few flames ourselves. Whether its for a bigger than life romance or a project we’ve become obsessed with, Venus in Leo drives us passionately, fiercely toward the one thing our heart desires, and possibly under great risk. What we must guard against, under this joyous and seductive energy, is burning out prematurely or having a tragic ending like our very famous lovers. Staying committed to our object of affection beyond the transit is an enviable and splendid goal.
Venus will be in Leo July 12-August 5, 2016.