Archive for August 2014

Go Passionate, Go Deep – Weekend Moon in Scorpio!

Astro New Moon CrescentBeginning early Saturday morning, August 30, 2014, the Moon sizzles in sensitive, sensual Scorpio. When the Lunar orb is in the 8th sign of the Zodiac, we can be intense. Going after whom or what you want is just the way it is. Use the seductive energy wisely.

Also, is there anything you want to find out? Search for anyone? Uncover a mystery? A Scorpio Moon provides the determination and energy to discover and handle truths. Secrets are not safe from this Pluto ruled Water sign. No hiding allowed. Some feathers may be ruffled, but the impulse to drill deep and get to the bottom of whatever will be hard to deny.

Have a powerful weekend!

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New Moon Monday – Earthy Virgo!

Astro New Moon CrescentFocus! Both the New Moon and the Sun are in efficient, down to earth Virgo on Monday August 25, 2014. We experience a double dose of the responsible, practical, detail oriented 6th sign of the Zodiac. Like all “New” Lunar phases, the next 2 weeks are a great time for initiating, creating = new beginnings. Use it to organize and de-clutter both mind and surroundings. Take care of needed changes now.

Mercury ruled Virgo is notorious for picking at details. Don’t spend too much time being critical of others or yourself. Being constructive will be better appreciated.

Virgo New Moon: 8/25/14 5:33AM EDT / 2:33AM PDT

 

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Sun in Competent, Practical, Responsible Virgo!

Put the Leo drama and sequins aside. Earth sign Virgo gets a chance at the Sun – Friday 8/22 9:46 PM PDT and Saturday 8/23 12:46 AM EDT. Whether it is your birth sign or not, we will feel the effects of this hardworking, service oriented 6th sign of the Zodiac until 9/22/14. Organize, make plans, plot progress, unravel confusion. Also, implement a good health/exercise regimen. Feeling better helps you work better. It’s all in the details!

astrology_chartwheel 2Being conscientious doesn’t necessarily mean “dull”. Quick witted Mercury, Virgo planet ruler, has been visiting since 8/16/14 (thru 9/1/14) making us sharper and faster at work. Be aware that judgmental, although clever, words may be seen as “nitpicky” and cause bruised feelings. However, lovely Venus will transit from 9/6 to 9/30/14 and can soften some of those critical, over analytical edges.

Do Virgo things – be useful, bring calm & order, be a contribution.

*Gemstone: Carnelian * Power color: Deep green * Body Part: Bowels (Cleansing the system for good health)

**Virgo Sun: 8/22 PDT 9:46PM / 8/23 EDT 12:46AM

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Spotlight & Glitter – Leo Weekend Moon!

Astro moon-waning-crescent-lStarting Friday afternoon, August 22, 2014, thru the weekend we can sparkle along with a lively Leo Moon. The 5th sign of the zodiac is a Sun ruled Fire sign, so there will be warmth, creativity, energy and perhaps some prideful “look at me“ antics. You may be overcome with a craving for theatrics, attention and melodrama – just remember that it’s not all about you. (At least share some of the light.) But, do be out there, spread sequined goodness, have some romantic fun times and enjoy.

Have a fab weekend!

For the Weekend: Earthy Taurus/ Airy Gemini!

On Friday August 15, 2014, we are treated to a sensuous yet security concerned Taurus Moon. This fixed Earth sign may have us trying to make choices – either tackling that bank statement or indulging, with your partner, in delicious, chocolate dipped strawberries. Remember, not all things are either/or. “AND” can often work very well too 🙂

Sunday afternoon, the Moon enters Gemini and remains until Tuesday evening.Astro moon-waning-crescent-l The chatty, quicksilver, variety loving traits of this Mercury ruled Air sign is great for scrabble, catching up on current events (gossiping?), traveling, communication of all kinds. Gemini’s duality (the Twins) can make us clever and versatile and also a little flighty and distracted. Go and chat someone up, but, think before you speak (or push “send” on that email or text).

Taurus and Gemini Moons can mean a very social weekend: delicious food, entertaining conversation, high or low brow literary pursuits, etc. Whichever way you lean, have a great time!

 

Africa – Explained?

Do you ever get the feeling that westerners do not understand Africa at all? Even after so many years of interference, Europeans still don’t have a clue about the people they colonized. They, along with we Americans, black or white, don’t really understand how a continent beset by such poverty, misery, cruelty and waste can still produce men and women who keep on going. Putting one foot in front of the other, bringing children into their world and expecting good things to happen – somewhere/sometime.

English correspondent Richard Dowden attempts to explain it in his new book,  Africa: Altered States, Ordinary Miracles.  He proposes that the African has a different approach and reaction to life, a different appreciation:

“Terrible times produce strength. Grief enhances joy. Death invigorates living…Africa lives with death and suffering and grief every day, but to be alive is to talk and laugh, eat and drink – dance”.

Africa: Altered States, Ordinary Miracles, by Richard Dowden

 

Btw:  The author also thinks that “only Africans can develop Africa.” (Hmmmm.) Englishman Richard Dowden is director of the Royal African Society

Independent, Unconventional Aquarius Full Moon This Weekend!

Astro Moon FullThis weekend, we will be under the influences of an Aquarius Moon and it will be in its “Full” phase on Sunday August 10, 2014. Be prepared for the unexpected, the (nice?) surprise. This Air sign can be rebellious and unpredictable as it spurs us to become involved with community, special groups and their causes. Relax, go with the flow. Contribute to the universe in some way, make a difference. Be part of a team.

As always, use the Full Moon energy to complete, tie up loose ends on any outstanding projects. In the next 10 days, try to finish anything begun around the time of the New Moon July 26, 2014

Have a purposeful, fun weekend!