Morning Star: Astrology for the week of June 28 through July 4, 2015

This morning we wake up with the Moon leaving a square with Jupiter/Juno (6:43 AM) and Venus (3:45 AM) in Leo. For me this played out as a belly ache because I ate ice cream last night and my body doesn't tolerate it well. The Leo Stellium falls in my 6th (digestive system) and the ice cream was pure self indulgence (Venus in Leo). I know better. But, I've no regrets. Some folks may wake up to similar discomfort as this is the cross that Venus square Moon bears. It can also produce a bit of laziness, that doesn't sound too bad for a Sunday.

From here, the Moon waxes into trine with Chiron (7:34 AM) and spends the rest of the day waxing into conjunction with Saturn in Scorpio (9:52 PM). There is not much fun and giggly about these aspects. The trine to Chiron is not forceful. It is watery, and occurring under a waxing Saturn/Moon conjunction that works to tighten and depress our current sky. This set up is another call to self-care and respite. The trine from Chiron to Moon has us licking our wounds while the Saturn conjunction solidifies our resolve to survive and endure. Self-neglect or avoidance of emotional issues could lead directly to depression causing things to feel worse than they need to be. It's better to deal with what needs to be dealt with the best way we can.
After the Moon meets Saturn by conjunction, she is Void for an hour and a half until entering Sagittarius at 11:23 PM. This lunar movement sets the sky up for an entirely different ballgame on Monday though we do still have water to contend with as that day moves forward.
Overnight, Venus perfects in trine to Uranus (2:26 AM). Venus is certainly on fire. Uranus provides the catalyst to move her forward toward being a more independent and progressive entity.

Monday, June 29, 2015

We can begin to feel the inklings of Venus and Uranus in trine as we wake up this morning. The Moon doesn't enter this ring of fire until tomorrow afternoon. But, folks will be feeling the call to boldly step out into the world sporting whatever new look they've donned ready to kick this incoming week in the teeth. Some may even receive Venus surprises, gifts, unexpected money, messages of love. Other folks may shower themselves with these blessings making impulse buys or indulging their wounded emotional bodies in material pleasures. Retail therapy could be a thing. Nothing wrong with that if you can afford it. But, at the same time, don't forget to share if you can. Being in a position to share the pleasures of Venus feels just as good, if not better, as receiving them. She is all about that (sharing) too.

As the day moves forward, the Moon perfects in square to Neptune (5:13 PM) while also waxing into opposition with Mercury (6:22 AM). This mutable t-square can be a mental washout. We could hear some tear-filled confessions or meet up with truth that causes an emotional reaction. Our best bet here is to effectively triage the situation sorting information into category, separating fact from fiction while prioritizing what needs to be addressed first. Bring order to the confusion. Deal with the emotional body's needs, first. Then, once that has settled down, work to get the information straight and be very mindful of the details in an effort to put the pieces of the puzzle together while being gentle with yourself in the process. The mutable t-square makes the situation messy. In times like that, our only hope is to pour our efforts into cleaning things up creating order out of the chaos. I see more wet weather overlaying the world today potentially causing flooding in some future clean up efforts may be directed there. But, as above, so below...some of this wet weather and flooding could happen internally as well.
Mercury is officially out of his shadow now. So, much of the information coming in is less of a review and mostly brand new territory. However, Venus is lodged in her shadow so matters she encounters now will likely come up again but mirrored in a way. That's what Venus does. She puts the shoe on the other foot for awhile so we can get a more clear perspective. She does rule the mirror image of Libra, you know? Keep that in mind as she moves forward into her shadow. We could very well, during Venus' wobbly trek through Leo, move from aggrandized self-love to self loathing and finally rest upon self-acceptance wrapped in a good bit of humility. Think about what may happen to foster that kinda thing. We build ourselves up only to trip over our egos and land on our rears. Then, humility is forced upon us as we build ourselves back up a little more gently and a little less self-righteously. Sounds fun, right? Well, helps to remember that could happen today as Venus is loaded for bear. What happens under this sky has the potential to be flip-flopped and flung back at us. So, make sure you are putting out there what you can handle having hurled back at you in matters of love, relationships/partnerships and money.
Overall today calls for us to consciously mix the elements of fire and water. It's much like the Temperance card in that regard. Too much water and the entire mixture is a wash. Too much fire and everything is burned to dust. We want to work on meting out just enough of each in an effort to bring some balance to the day. The Moon also lingers in sextile/trine to our Nodal Axis for most of the day. So, draw from the seat of Aries and reach for the throne of Libra as you navigate this day. Pulling grounding and practicality from the fields of Virgo helps as well.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

This morning, the fog from yesterday dissipates rather quickly. The opposition from Moon to Mercury in Gemini is still in force as we pull ourselves from our beds (6:22 AM). There is still plenty to think about. However, the Moon is also waxing into trine with Uranus in Aries (12:03 PM) and Venus in Leo (1:48 PM). Aside from that, the Moon pulls in a trine from Jupiter/Juno at 2:19 PM. We've certainly been thrust out of the waters at this point and have landed directly on a sunny beach to dry out. Leftover street puddles bubble into steam and evaporate. Humidity could very well be a thing as it is prone to be during Cancer season. Either way, things are all heated up...just in time for the Moon to square off with Chiron in Pisces (2:21 PM) as Jupiter finds the same by inconjunct (4:27 PM).

Ok. The ring of fire created with the Moon, Uranus, Jupiter, Juno and Venus is busy and active. Many could be running off on vacation or out and about on adventure in some form or another. Cool. Have fun. But don't rush around so quickly that you end up hurting yourself. I know the push to rush is in place. Still, though, be consciously involved in what you are doing without allowing the excitement to overtake you. Enjoy it! Take a few risks if you feel lucky but don't set yourself up for failure by being careless or overly self-confident. You know? It's an Evil Knievel type of day that comes with the same potential risks for injury that Evil Knievel faced. Push the limits. Be daring. But, don't be stupid. There was a lot of preparation that went into Knievel's stunts. It is not like he woke up one morning and just decided to hurl his motorcycle across a ravine. Impulsiveness is pumping through many veins right now. Steer that effectively by pulling back and engaging your smart brain instead of letting the energy burn you up. Make the adrenaline work for you by converting the excitement to deliberately exerted fuel.

You know what, though? It would be a great day for a parade. Either an officially arranged one or an impromptu one. One in which everyone shows up with their individual freak flag and steps out exactly as they are with no shame attached. However, they may be echoes of oppression lingering within their hearts...a reminder that this new found freedom needs to be cherished because it wasn't too long ago that it didn't exist. That mixture of joy and pain could be worth celebrating. Pride. Survival. Endurance. Freedom. Love wins. This is the perfect day for love to fill the streets in celebration. It is THE DAY of Venus, afterall. So, get out there and get down with your bad self...just don't hurt nobody.
After her trine with Jupiter, the Moon is Void until entering Capricorn tomorrow at 5:12 AM.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Welcome to the first day of July...a month that holds a Full Moon on the first day AND a Full Moon on the last day. Talk about capstones on the calendar. The month is framed with heightened emotionality. Oh, well, it IS Cancer season...a time in which the movements of Luna pack a punch. So, yeah, makes sense.

This morning we wake up to the Moon entering Capricorn. Prior to this, Venus officially met Jupiter by conjunction (3:52 AM) and Juno left the two to enter Virgo. Hearts are still blooming within this waning fire trine. We feel alive. But, yet, there is a sense of responsibility that waxes into the equation under our Capricorn Moon. There is still work to be done.
At 1:34 PM, the Moon waxes into an ambiguous opposition with Mars in Cancer. Isn't that interesting? Our most masculine oriented body (Mars) is placed in our most feminine territory (Cancer) while our most feminine body (Moon) is placed in one of our most masculine signs (Capricorn). That's enough to make any homophobe shake in their boots., that's too bad. But, seriously, it could very well be a thing. Let's take a moment and look back on our week. Change, freedom of love and the ability to be exactly who you are had the potential to dance in the streets. Power was leveled out due this and that is scary as shit to those who once held the chains of oppression. Now those chains have been ripped away and there could be some panic that comes about due that fact. What happens in that instance is those that are losing power anxiously start grasping for straws in desperation. We will see this for awhile until the dust settles and the realization of “this change is the new normal, so, get over it” waxes in. The legalization of same sex marriage across the nation personifies this change and brings punctuation to it. However, we see much of the same reaction to other changes in our the blending of gender roles and the intolerance of race discrimination while the ability to be discriminatory in regard to these two entities ALSO washes away. Some find this change a welcome and long awaited thing. Others, however, find it terrifying and we will see some reactions in that regard as time moves forward. Some of those reactions could rear their ugly heads under this Full Moon. Emotions are heightened and that can sometimes cause overreaction in some form or another for better or worse.
What we are being called to do here is master and meet this incoming change with the personal authority we've recently been imbibed with through the Venus/Jupiter/Uranus trine. Stand bravely in the face of oppression that is clawing for the remnants of power and realize the lashing out is merely an act of desperation...bargaining til the death. In that brave stance, however, we are also called to circle the wagons and protect the element of Cancer...home, our emotional body, the soft underbelly. Walls come up in defense against the final flailings of a world ruled by greed and power lust. Oh. We've got longer to go than today to topple that hierarchy. But, at this point, that entity knows it is on the way out and could violently react to such. Protect yourself through that process.

As the Moon opposes Mars, she also creates a Cardinal Cross with our Nodal Axis which holds in orb all the way through our Full Moon which occurs only 4 degrees away. This pressure? It changes our future. How it plays out on a personal level has 100% to do with how willing we are to stretch to meet that call. Meeting the demands of the North Node is not a comfortable thing whether we are talking about the transiting North Node or the one we were born under. We have to reach for it while being thrust out of our comfort zones.
Meanwhile, there is a type of softening occurring...which is actually a GOOD thing. The Sun is waxing into trine with Neptune which perfects at 5:10 PM. The Moon joins this configuration through sextile at 10:00 PM just prior to the Full Moon perfecting. In that, there is a HUGE call to blur the lines on who we are and accept the fact that even with all our differences we are still of the same making. We still all share this planet. We still all have to figure out how to live here with one another and all our differences while also making effort to protect and ensure the viability of the planet for those that will follow in our newly laid footsteps. There is room for forgiveness, acceptance, and surrendering to the flow of circumstance that brings this evolving change into our awareness. The stoic and staunch could melt here or end up drowning themselves in their wallowing sorrow while others could simply melt into the release of emotionality as all this change becomes finally felt as really real. It's a process. We are certainly engaged in it. And, all the emotions connected with that comes out under this Moon for us to deal with.

This energy continues overnight and into our tomorrow but it does change a bit. The Moon moves from Full perfection while waxing into a conjunction with Pluto that perfects early on Thursday (5:57 AM). But, the pressure from this conjunction is felt under the Full Moon itself giving us a chance to really assess what is catalyzing our strong reactions below the surface of our psyche. There is potential for intimacy to be fostered or to grow but there is also the potential for demons to emerge depending upon how we are addressing this. Pluto has a tendency to operate that way. Some will make a deal with the Devil out of desperation under all this flux. Don't fall for it, Sweet Pea. The Devil often requires repayment that we cannot afford. You are much better off accepting the change and figuring out how to survive and endure it rather than bargaining for the old way of life to sustain. Yet, bargaining will occur as that is a documented stage of grief which is a process that goes hand in hand with any type of change. Don't look at which door is closing. Let it slam shut...because as it does, new doors of opportunity will swing open. These new doors could hold opportunities that we never even thought to think of under the old way of doing things. The inspiration for such is on it's way in, too, under tomorrow's sky.

Thursday, July 2, 2015

This morning, we wake up under the dissipating heaviness of the Moon leaving a conjunction with Pluto (5:57 AM). However, this day of Jupiter and Thor, actually falls more under the power of the Lightening God...just in time for the Moon's grand entrance into Aquarius.
At 2:50 PM, it is our winged messenger Mercury who zips into Uranus' orb sextile. Brains are firing on all cylinders now and inspiration comes quick like lighting through the mist. Time speeds up. Tongues and minds are sharp and without filter. And, as this occurs, we begin to feel the effects of the same enter into our emotional bodies.

The Moon squares off with Uranus at 3:59 PM. This can cause nervousness and anxiety to bubble up. So as your mind is racing, ensure that you are addressing the potential shakiness that could accompany that. Reach for grounding and patience. Drink more water instead of making things worse with artificial stimulants. Don't be impulsive. Wrangle that impulsiveness into brilliance. Don't allow anxiety to overtake you, head it off at the pass. Meanwhile, the Moon also creates a Yod with Mercury and Jupiter forming the base. We are called to commandeer some of these wild and expansive plans for the future. Take the bull by the horns. Greet this wildly expanding world by carving out your role in it while expecting that role to be a bit different than it was in the old way of doing things. It's exciting. But, aim to make that excitement work for you in the long run instead of against you. Experiment with the mixture if you need to never discounting a possibility until it has truly been proven non-viable. And, if it does, then move on to trying something else without giving up. Adjust your direction and method but don't stop in your tracks if your first attempt falls flat. This may, indeed, take awhile. I mean, we didn't get here overnight. We aren't going to walk out of it overnight either. There are a lot of things that will emerge from this wave of change that has enveloped the world that we didn't expect.
We have the power to stand strongly steady through this due the waxing sextile from the Moon to Saturn which perfects early in the morning and, subsequently, pushes the Moon into Void status for a few hours before entering Aquarius at 8:22 AM. Make Saturn your best friend and you'll traverse this influx of lightening just fine.

Friday, July 3, 2015

Sometimes, I find living in the “Home of the Brave and the Land of the Free” confusing. I'm fairly certain that fact has something to do with my generational Neptune in Sagittarius placement. You see, growing up, I heard stories about how some of my ancestors fled oppression from their home countries to build a new type of freedom in this country. Wrapped up in that story was tales of the folks that already lived on this land. A lot of those tales were...well, lies. In a large way, some folks apparently “fled oppression” just to exert it over someone else.

At the same time, I was given stories about how this country was a melting pot, “Send me your tired, your weak..” That was what the gift of the Statue of Liberty said, right? It kinda sends out this beacon that says, “If you can't find freedom and acceptance of who you are where you were born, come here! We'll accept you.” But, when I grew up and stepped out into this world as an adult, I found that it wasn't exactly set up like I had been told it was. As that veil fell, I was ridiculously disappointed. The veil dropping didn't stop there either. I discovered that not all folks who went into certain careers or held certain public offices were always out for the betterment of the country itself. On top of that, I discovered that the seemingly straight laced goody two shoe “greatest generation that lived” wasn't exactly as flowery and perfect as the image had been blurred to be. There was some dastardly shit that went down in that glorified past. You know? I thought politicians were out with the agenda to lead us and help build a stronger more supportive place for everybody. I thought their goal was to give us a strong voice of true representation. Wrong. There are plenty of sideways folks in politics and elsewhere in positions of power. I also thought all those who entered fields like healthcare, public safety and the like were all superheroes hell bent on serving the public's needs also in an effort to support our country. Um...not so much. There are SOME! I promise you! I've met them! And, MAN are THEY ever fighting an uphill battle. But, these folks are the minority out there right now.
I don't know how much I can believe in regard to what I've been taught about our forefathers. Honestly, I don't know how much I can believe about what I was told during the duration of my upbringing. I think a lot of that was prettied up perhaps in an effort to make nice coloring books or something, I don't know. But, it was largely fairy tale...that ended up in a crushed form of idealism. At any rate, these thoughts come back to me every Independence Day. I think about the holiday and what it is supposed to represent and mean. And, then, I subsequently ponder all the ways we've managed to collectively miss that mark as a society while still managing to achieve the status of First World Super Power. Can it be time to take strides toward living up to that name any time soon now? Please? Can we just be honest with ourselves and move forward toward a better way in light of that? Any minute now...
and Love always wins in the end. If Love hasn't yet won, it's because it ain't over

This morning we wake up to a Void Moon in Capricorn until she enters Aquarius at 8:22 AM. Aquarian energy is emotionally independent but it is also socially conscientious. How it uses that social awareness is up to the individual. You could use it to foster group think and lead a hoard of minions to their death in a suicide pact. You know? Or, you could use that social awareness to gather folks with a common goal and give them a positive group agenda. Energy has polarity, in case I've not driven that fact home yet. The call here is to gather your “people” around you. Your social family. Your friends. Your supportive networks. Those who share your agenda for various reason. It calls for collaboration and teamwork toward a common goal. It calls for support of individual expression while learning to work together in light of our differences. You can be you...the one and only 100% unique you. Then, you can use the power of “you” to enhance and work within a group that may not be exactly like you but shares a similar set of values while accepting you as you are and recognizing the unique elements you bring to the mix.

As this group gathers, the mass in the space continues to grow as they stare into the wide expanse of the road ahead. Mercury in Gemini meets Jupiter in Leo by sextile at 8:54 PM. The gathering could bring celebration and wild pontifications of plans for the future. Which, indeed, sounds really nice. The mood is mostly light and social. There is a whole lot of conversation happening and ideas are being exchanged at rapid pace. Time is flying. Which means we must be having a good time, right? The potential is certainly there. There is the matter of Jupiter still being inconjunct to Chiron and Mercury subsequently squaring this primordial pain. So, there may be some plans put in place by these gatherings of people that aims to address some of the emotional fall out created by this change. It can be just as a scary to free fall is it is to cower under staunch oppression. We go from being wrapped tightly to have a wide range of movement and that space can feel a bit daunting to some. Not to to some, it's a thing. We are in Cancer season, after all. We are prone to like our little secure and closed in spaces but in this instance we are thrust outward from our shells and could feel a bit exposed due that. Could be a bit uncomfortable, but it's time we got comfortable in our own skin and ditched the shame associated with nakedness anyway. Might as well start today. Let's go streaking. Ok, you go streaking and I'll sit back and cheer you on. How's that?

Saturday, July 4, 2015

“Let freedom ring. Let the White Dove sing. Let the whole world know that today is a day of reckoning. Let the weak be strong. Let the right be wrong.”

This morning we wake up to the Moon in Aquarius who spends most of the day waxing into sextile with Uranus in Aries. Independence Day, indeed. We are ready to truly ring the bells of freedom and exalt ourselves out of the face of oppression. It's a beautiful day for that regardless of whether you join in traditional Independence Day celebrations or not. As a matter of fact, traditional may not fit the bill today. It might be time to think about new traditions and does it matter? We are having a party over here! It's time to lay down our differences and come together.

Emotional intensity built and crested mid-week. We've had plenty of time to gather our senses about that and regain a bit of stability. Today, let the remaining energy explode outward in celebration however that appeals to you. The day, overall, feels really good and that “feel good” is capped off by a Lunar opposition to Jupiter at 9:38 PM. You can be optimistic. You can now see that you can survive tremendous change. You know exactly where your support is the strongest so gather that around you and enjoy the hell out of it. I'm giving you permission just in case you feel like you need it. In reality, you don't need my nor anyone else's permission but there are some who are a bit more timid about giving themselves personal, here you go. Take it. Own it. Display it with gentle, humble pride in yourself while leaving others room to express the same. Embrace this energy with open arms. Ooooopen. Come on. You can do it. Group hug!