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A Leo Sun Brightens & Warms Us – 7/22/14

The Sun rules the 5th sign of the Zodiac and you can tell. With the influence of the “Sun King”, we all should feel upbeat, magnanimous, a bit more dramatic and drawn to the spotlight regardless of our actual Astrology sign. Leo urges us to be generous, attention seeking, creative and full of a lion’s pride. When the Sun struts into this regal Fire sign, expect to have some fun for the duration of its stay.

astrology_chartwheel 2Planet Jupiter, big in size and attitude, bounced into Leo on July 16, 2014 and will remain until August 11, 2015. Feelings of confidence, good fortune and largess are all traits associated with this planet and when it visits Leo, about every 12 years, the possibilities for optimism and creativity are endless. Where ever it appears in your chart, focus will be on Jupiter’s themes of expansion, “bigger is better” , etc. Money will be very easy to throw around, so rein in the urge to show off. People will be drawn to you regardless.

Another plus, interaction, written and verbal, with others will become livelier, more colorful due to communication planet Mercury’s 15 day transit of Leo beginning August 1, 2014.

However, a note of cautionary, even while being tempted with “sunny” excess, if an idea, proposition, or scheme seems just too good to be true – it just might be. Moderation and common sense works – you can still have a good time!

Sun into Leo: July 22, 2014, 5:41PM EDT / 2:41PM PDT

*Gemstone- Tiger’s Eye *Power colors- Gold, orange (Sun colors) * Body Part – Heart (…of a lion!)

**BTW: The date when the Sun transits into a sign can fluctuate year to year -19, 20, 21, 22. If born on one of these days, you are considered a cusp baby – close to two signs- but regardless, there is only one Sun sign in an Astrology chart  (however, the individual will often exhibit a combo of characteristics from both signs).

 

A Taurus Weekend * Love & Money!

Astro moon-waning-crescent-lIt’s a Taurus Moon beginning early Saturday morning July 19, 2014 lasting until early Monday. Feeling beautiful, stubborn and material? It might be the vibrations of this fixed, finance focused Earth sign guided by the elegant, luxury loving planet Venus. There are choices to be made about weekend plans. Either tackle those finances (how will you use your money the last 6 months of the year?) or indulge yourself, along with a significant other, with one of those delicious and decadent chocolate cakes with red raspberry filling. Money vs Romance – just remember that not all things are either/or. “AND” can often work very well too.

The determined, solid Taurus influence enables us to get things done and finish whatever was started during the impetuous Aries Moon of the previous few days. You can manage your cash and still be good to yourself and loved ones.

Make the weekend great!

 

Sun Signs & Their Body Connections

Our Zodiac Sun Signs have their colors, their birth stones and their personality traits. According to traditional Astrology, they also have jurisdiction over particular parts of our anatomy:

Aries:  Face (Expression)

Taurus:  Neck (A sore throat can really be a problem for a truth talking Bull)

Gemini:   Hands, arms (“Twins” people talk with their hands a lot)

Cancer:  Breasts (Of course the nurturer)

Leo:  Heart (…of a lion!)

Virgo:  Bowels (Cleansing the system for good health)

Libra:  Kidneys (Balancing the body fluids)

Scorpio:  Reproductive system (No more needs to be said)

Sagittarius:  Hips, liver (Sag’s symbol is always a centaur with a wine pouch?)

Capricorn:  Skeletal structure (bones, bones, bones…)

Aquarius: Legs (Support for all those spontaneous moves)

Pisces:  Feet (Pedicures are a good thing)

The ancients thought that those parts of the body ruled by your Sun Sign were particularly sensitive and vulnerable – perhaps. But I do think we need to take care of them regardless and listen when they speak and tell us something is out of whack.

Treat our parts well, and they will be kind to us in return.

 

Full Moon in Ambitious Capricorn!

Astro Moon FullThe Moon is in Capricorn today – it’s all about status, authority and work. To make these traits even more intense, the Lunar orb will be “Full” in this Saturn ruled sign on Saturday July 12, 2014. (The Sun is in Cancer and the Moon is lit up with reflected light in its opposite sign.) Our thoughts lean towards managing career, long term goals, creating success (whatever that means to you) and reaching for the top. Are your business strategies, actions producing results? Full Moon in Capricorn is a good time to think about it and then take any needed action when the Moon is in its “New” phase, 7/26/14.

Later this weekend, the Moon will be in Uranus ruled, freedom loving Aquarius. The 11th sign of the Zodiac urges us to be unconventional, unpredictable and unwilling to conform. If you’re going to rebel, make sure that there is substance.

Have a marvelous weekend!

Capricorn Full Moon: July 12, 2014 – 7:25AM EDT / 4:25AM PDT

 

Moods? Feelings? – Blame The Moon!

The Moon affects our subconscious (the Sun = conscious). As the Lunar orb  moves thru the 12 signs of the Zodiac, about 2 ½ days in each sign, our moods and feelings can change according to the characteristics of each sign. It can make us sensitive to emotions, undercurrents, vibrations that surround us and influence how we act/react during a day. (Whenever I write something like this, I hope no one gets visions of those Full Moon Werewolf movies from the 30’s and 40’s.)

Not everyone is affected by Moon transits all the time, or in the same way. Sometimes the mood won’t be picked up on. There are always additional planet activity in a chart creating other energy. Often, there is so much going on in a life, time isn’t taken to notice that because the Moon is in Gemini people get way too chatty, or if the Moon is in Capricorn, too many want to take charge of a work project and boss everyone around. If you don’t “feel” the difference, don’t worry about it – your subconscious is still doing something :)

The Moon in Zodiac Signs:

Aries: Volatile, can be quick to confront, high energy

Taurus: Solid, sensual, stubborn, money focus

Gemini: Master of multi-task, communication, clever

Cancer: Nurturer, emotional, family concerns (ruled by the Moon)

Leo: Fun with melodrama, creative, generous

Virgo: Health, work, details, responsible

Libra: Social, good time to re decorate (home or self), relationships rule

Scorpio: Passion, sensitivity, intense and focused

Sagittarius:  Philosophical, looking for adventure, laughter, bigger is better

Capricorn: Authority, organization, in charge

Aquarius: Group focused, innovative, rebellious, independent

Pisces: Intuitive, impressionable, imaginative, unclear


From Mercury Retrograde Fog To Fun July 4th Weekend!

Astro New Moon CrescentFinally, finally, Mercury stops its Retrograde motion as of July 1, 2014 and goes Direct. Don’t get sloppy now and forget to check the details, back up electronic gadgets or assume you know “the way to San Jose” without a map. It will take a few days for Mercury’s winged feet to get up to forward speed and dispel any murkiness we’ve had to deal with for the last 3 weeks. So, continue vigilance and watch out for any snafus. However, by the weekend, things are clearer and the pace quickens. There is great potential for any social occasion that might pop up – the Moon moves into Venus ruled, charming, flirtatious Libra early Friday morning July 4th.

The 7th sign of the Zodiac, Air sign Libra, inclines us towards cooperation with partners – searching for balance, fairness and calm.Others feel good around you. Pretty up yourself and your surroundings, get with people, spread cheer – invite a few folks to watch fireworks (and / or cocktails)?

Smile, flutter those eyelashes and enjoy it.  fireworks

 

 

New Moon in Cancer

Astro New Moon CrescentCancer Moon on Friday June 27, 2014 and when both luminaries, Sun and Moon, are in the same sign, the Moon is designated as “New”. As always during this Moon phase, we are encouraged to begin a project, launch an idea. With sensitive, family focused, Water sign Cancer, it will probably involve something close to home. Emotions may be very close to the surface, nerve endings exposed – “Feelings, whoa, whoa feeeeelings…”.  Be careful not to over react if friends, loved ones seem clueless and tactless during this time, but do pay attention to your heightened instincts. The universe really is telling you something. Try to use any uncovered vulnerability creatively and imaginatively.

By early Sunday, the Moon will have moved into regal and happy Fire sign Leo – a definite attitude change. The 5th sign of the Zodiac is ruled by the Sun and is noted for its enthusiasm and attention getting persona. Take advantage and bask in all that light and heat.

Have a great weekend!

Cancer New Moon June 27, 2014 – 4:08AM EDT / 1:08AM PDT

 

Here Comes Summer! – Sun into Cancer 6/21/14

Yes, the “livin’ is easy” as we greet the Summer Solstice, Saturday June 21, 2014. Besides being the longest day of the year, in the Northern Hemisphere, it also means the Sun has moved into the sign of Cancer, the Moon ruled 4th sign of the Zodiac. This Water sign is emotional, moody, nurturing, concerned with home and family. I think Cancers make good actors – all those deep, vibrating feelings can be released by playing out their secret selves on stage. We will all be under this sign’s sensitive and caring influences until July 22, 2014.

astrology_chartwheel 2Your own personal Sun sign might be different, but, you can still take advantage of some of Cancer’s influences by paying attention to your instincts or thoughts you can’t put into words. Don’t let the antennas wilt. Heightened awareness can provide useful information about people, places, things. At those times when dark moods prevail, don’t overeat while trying to make it better. That type of fix is always just temporary. Your frame of mind will change soon enough.

And, of course enjoy the homey, comfy company of family and friends with backyard or neighborhood pot luck events. Loving and feeding them ice cream is all part of the program. Fun stuff!

 

* June 21, 2014: Sun in 1st degree of Cancer, Summer Solstice in the Northern Hemisphere – 3:51AM PDT / 6:51 AM EDT

*Gemstone – Emerald * Power colors- silver, pale gray (Moon colors) *Body Part – Breasts

(The year is already half over – what are you going to do with what’s left?)

BTW: For Moon children (those w/ Cancer Sun or anyone w/ Cancer prominent in their birth charts – rising sign, Moon sign, etc), Jupiter, the planet of luck, big ideas, big dreams and abundance will be transiting your sign until July16, 2014. Keep your eyes open for opportunities that come your way. Make sure they’re authentic (the Brooklyn Bridge has already been sold many times) and enjoy the good times.

 

The Big “10″ – Planets!

Yes, there are only 8 “planets” (I still keep Pluto on the list even though it was reclassified as a “dwarf” in 2006), but the 2 luminaries – Sun and Moon – are always included when discussing Astrology.

Planets are the spark plugs in an Astrology chart. They each have a job to do as they energize the many facets of an individual’s personality and life. In addition, a planet is said to have “rulership” of a particular sign (it will be at its happiest and most potent energy when transiting there – fully expressed).

The Planets are listed below along with their Zodiac sign rulerships and duties:

Sun * Leo: Life force, self expression

Moon * Cancer: Emotions, sub conscious, nurturing

Mercury * Gemini and Virgo: Communication (when Mercury goes retrograde, we need to watch what we say and write), transportation, education

Venus * Taurus and Libra: Love, beauty and how we view/value ourselves and money

Mars * Aries: Action, conflict, sexuality

Jupiter * Sagittarius: Expansion, recreation, philosophy

Saturn * Capricorn:  Discipline, boundaries, authority

Uranus * Aquarius: Change, the unconventional, extremes

Neptune * Pisces: Spirituality, dreams, illusion

Pluto * Scorpio: Unconscious, breaking down and rebuilding, secrets

The location of a planet in a birth chart – its House placement, its Astrology Sign – can influence how we act/respond in particular areas of our lives as they transit and move around our chart today. 

 

Full Moon AND Friday the 13th – Uh Oh!

Just kidding 8-)   Regardless of the stories about full Moons and what they do to us, we won’t necessarily grow fangs or act out. The Sagittarius Moon will be fully lit by the Sun in the opposite sign Gemini – very dramatic, but nothing to fear. And “Triskaidekaphobia” is just that, a “phobia”. The exact time the “Full” Lunar orb occurs in Fire sign Sag on “Friday the 13th” will depend on Time Zones – East Coast, Europe, etc. (It will happen on the Thursday June 12, 2014 Pacific Time).

Astro Moon FullA “Full” phase is a time to look for results– we start to see the end product of what ideas/efforts were begun at the time of the New Moon. With adventurous, upbeat Sagittarius, we have energy, a sense that “of course good things can happen” outlook and a willingness to go for miracles – which can come in handy when edging a project toward fruition. Of course, since nebulous Neptune and mercurial Mercury are Retrograde, do sweat the details, research big plans and ideas to be sure they are feasible. If it seems “too good to be true…”

The weekend is split between:

*Earthy Capricorn Moon, Saturday – authority prone, ambitious, organized

*Airy Aquarius Moon, Sunday – friendly, innovative, rebellious with a cause

Whichever way you lean, use your best stuff and as always, enjoy!

 

*Full Moon in Sagittarius: June 12th,  9:11PM PDT / June 13th, 12:11AM EDT

* “Triskaidekaphobia” – fear of Friday the 13th

 

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