July 1-7, 2019: Astrology Weather Forecast

The darker the shadow, the brighter the light shines. 

We start a new Lunar cycle this Tuesday, July 2nd, with a Solar Eclipse, a New Moon in the water sign of Cancer. 

You'll have to be on a boat in the remote South Pacific Oceans to see a total eclipse, but you’ll be happy with the beautiful ring the Sun’s rays with make around the Moon when she swims between the Earth and the Sun-- July 2nd at 12:16 PM. Pacific Daylight Time. 

Your Lunar Sonar has never been stronger. 

Cancer Moonbeams smell like memories of just baked chocolate chip cookies. From dinner time Monday July 1st to the evening of Wednesday, July 3rd, our nurturing instincts are aroused along with a heightened sensitivity to the moods of people around you. 

Relationships stay on the sweet tooth side because just as the Moon leaves cancer July 3rd, Venus the goddess of love moves in. The party is on! 

Your gonna need bigger fireworks!

Venus  in cancer will add loving sparkle to our relationships with family and close friends for the next 3 weeks--to July 27th. 

There couldn't be a happier and more harmoniously resonant astrological lineup for a Fourth of July picnic than this one. 

But we're also going to have to do a little soul-searching Wednesday when the stars invite us to see the folly of family feuds and to raise our love vibes to the level of unconditional acceptance ... even of Aunt Isabel’s imitation crab salad with pickled herring.


This week’s Cancer eclipse is the preview of the much bigger eclipse in the sign of Cancer that is coming in January 2020. Both events are marked by the opposition of the Cancer Moon to Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn. What might this mean for you?


Cancer Moon’s focus on family will challenge Capricorn’s lonely-at-the-top executive to integrate inner and outer ambitions. Perhaps their integration means -- work from home!


The squared off angles of watery Cancer to Libra’s air and Aries’ fire begs the question: Is victory through diplomacy possible?


The Cancer Moon and Sun put a stress on Libra’s desire to have peace by intellectual reasoning-- cooperation through diplomacy. On the other hand...

 

Cancer’s big sensitive feelings leave the fiery Aries warrior with a clenched fist and suppressed rage. All the stuff ulcers are made of! 


Aries’ desire to confront a problem head on, to take immediate action, is thwarted 

by Cancer’s home-and-hearth heartfelt desire for serenity. 


The fiery Aries Warrior would ordinarily want to aggressively Trail Blaze his way through the thicket of obstacles. But Aries is stressed by Capricorn’s objective view from the mountain top. An Aries Warrior would rather chop through the trees without worrying about the whole friggin' forest!


Note: Did you notice that on June 22nd we did get a little surprise as I predicted, when Mars the Warrior was finishing up his opposition to powerful Pluto. Did you see these headlines? NUKE SENSORS DETECT ASTEROID EXPLOSION: On June 22nd, sensors operated by the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty Organization detected an explosion south of Puerto Rico. It was not, however, a nuclear bomb. A small asteroid entered Earth's atmosphere and exploded in the air like 3 to 5 kilotons of TNT. 


It got my attention. If I'd been reading the bad news, and I do check those headlines, I might have been fearful that some idiot in authority somewhere in the world would launch a deadly missile. Instead, we got a harmless explosion from outer space.


From June 26th to July 18th Messenger Mercury will travel in the courageous and fiercely loyal fires of Leo. 


Sunday, July 7th, Mercury in Leo goes retrograde: the Leo lioness will be languidly pacing herself from July 7th - 31st. 


This ignites an inside job--a fierce hunt for fact checking the genuineness and originality in the way we're going after what we want. Being restless and fast-paced planet, Mercury will take us on a journey to retrace our steps back to June 20th. 


Meaning that the messenger planet will have a laser beam focus on Leo’s lessons of loyalty-creativity-family-children-romance. He’ll be pacing back and forth in a narrow passageway, confined between 1 and 4 degrees Leo, from June 30th to July 18th. Intense!


The good news: Thinking and communicating will find a fixed purpose. And the Lioness will throw in a strong dose of willfulness to launch us into action. This is a creative opportunity for focused concentration on your one main goal. 


Authorship of your life is supported by this fiery lioness who adds some drama and force to your communications.


Because Mercury will be in retrograde, this is an inner Journey. An opportunity to hunt down within yourself the place where you can carry things too far and act from pride and arrogance. We are very likely to see the same communication styles manifest archetypally on the world stage. 


Posted on June 30, 2019 .

Your Astrology Weather Forecast for May 20-26, 2019

What’s happening now hasn't happened in 500 years. It’s the end of an old order-- for example the divine right of kings-- and a rebirth of a spiritual way of life that is within-- where we are the author. -- instead of being led by an outer authority, such as  in the heady religious dogma coming from without.

Since 2008, when Pluto orbited into the constellation Capricornus (Latin for horned goat), the ground beneath us began to rumble. Since Saturn joined Pluto in Capricorn December 2017, it’s felt like we’ve had an unrelenting series of massive volcanic eruptions.

The landscape of our world has changed forever. It cannot go back to what it was before. And I’m going to tell you why that’s Good News!


The stress we feel is because some of us have continued using the same old map, and have gotten quite lost. Others of  took a deep breath and started the business of measuring the new topography and redrawing the map. Most of us have ping ponged back and forth between these two reactions. For all of us, this chaos has been disorienting on the ego-driven physical plane. And a welcomed new order of heart-centered compassion for the suffering in the world.

It’s the approaching meetup of [Letter-of-the-law] Sheriff Saturn & [Unrelenting] Powerful Pluto. It will be exact at the end of this year-- creating momentous events for the start of 2020.

The Paradox is that we can see it coming from far away because we have the objectivity of the mountain goat standing at the top of K2, however the Earth is still rumbling which takes away the sense of security the mountain goat ordinarily has.

With Saturn and Pluto joining forces as they are doing now, and haven’t done since 1519, it guarantees the structure of our lives are drastically changing.

However, our 2019 version has a different ingredient that wasn’t there 500 years ago.

Thunder and Lightning!

Uranus the god of lightning joined in on March 6th, 2019, when he entered Taurus earth. He’s adding a sense of urgency to his revolutionary wake up calls. We’ll feel them beneath our feet-- as though a storm is rumbling deep inside the earth.

The trio of Pluto-Saturn-Uranus has the effect of restricting our resources, making less available, and therefore “forcing” us to do more with less by narrowing our focus and concentrating our energies on measurable, achievable goals. This is good news! This is how you change the world!


This week they are both retrograde-- an inner journey for us. And limiting the space for decision making. This is extremely uncomfortable for anyone sitting on the fence. Possibilities are not endless. They are few, but achieving those few are all that is needed.


As usual, there are two versions of this story. One being written by ego, and another by spirit-- our true selves.

Ego’s version: Ruthless determination to gain control of others in order to glean power for oneself.

That’s rigid adherence to outworn laws and mores meeting up with a powerful compulsion and an obsessive adherence to rules, without the benefit of reason. Key word: Ruthless

ruth·less

/ˈro͞oTHləs/

adjective

  1. having or showing no pity or compassion for others.
    "a ruthless manipulator"

  1. synonyms:

  1. merciless, pitiless, cruel, heartless, hard-hearted, hard, stony-hearted, stony, with a heart of stone, cold-blooded, cold-hearted, harsh, callous, severe, unmerciful, unrelenting, unsparing, unforgiving, unfeeling, uncaring, unsympathetic, uncharitable, lacking compassion;

Key word: Unrelenting

un·re·lent·ing

/ˌənrəˈlen(t)iNG/

adjective

  1. not yielding in strength, severity, or determination.
    "the heat was unrelenting"

  1. synonym

  1. implacable, inflexible, uncompromising, unyielding, unbending, inexorable, relentless, resolute, determined, unstoppable, dogged, tireless, unflagging, unshakeable, unswerving, unwavering, assiduous, sedulous;

(of a person or their behavior) not giving way to kindness or compassion.
"unrelenting opponents"

    • synonyms:

  1. continual, constant, continuous, relentless, unremitting, unabating, unrelieved, sustained, incessant, unceasing, ceaseless, steady, unbroken, nonstop, endless, unending, persistent, perpetual

  2. "a vicious, unrelenting guerrilla war"

Spirit’s version: Relentless compassion. Living in the heart of the matter. In the heart of it all.

com·pas·sion

/kəmˈpaSHən/

noun

  1. sympathetic pity and concern for the sufferings or misfortunes of others.
    "the victims should be treated with compassion"

  1. synonyms

    1. e, concern, solicitude, solicitousness, sensitivity, tender-heartedness, soft-heartedness, warm-heartedness, warmth, love, brotherly love, tenderness, gentleness, mercy, mercifulness, leniency, lenience, tolerance, consideration, kindness, humanity, humaneness, kind-heartedness, charity, benevolence

    1. Step  back and let yourself be led by the spirit guide you have chosen. :-)



Posted on May 19, 2019 .

Your Astrology Weather Forecast for March 25-31, 2019

It's 1st week of spring, which began when the Sun moved into the zodiac sign of Aries. This fire sign lights the olympic torch you carry as a leader and trailblazer.

The Aries Sun we'll meet up with a waning Capricorn Moon to form the last quarter square this Wednesday March 27th. That’s fire meeting earth-- an inherently incompatible combination of elements. Careful that your need for success isn’t smothering the fires of your intuition.

This makes it a particularly significant 3rd Quarter Moon because it’s in its home sign, Capricorn.

Capricorn is ruled by Sheriff Saturn who sits there now, setting up more and more sobriety checkpoints. He's not so much checking for drugs and alcohol, although that's part of it, rather he's narrowing our focus and spotlighting the places where we might have strayed from our authentic path.

This Moon brings a close look, upfront and personal, at our conduct and whether or not we are acting with integrity and fairness in the world.

From your daydreams, visualisations and vivid imagination, you’re given 3 opportunities for answers through epiphanies and heightened clairvoyance:

  1. Messenger Mercury first met Visionary Neptune on February 18th, 2019.

  2. Mercury retrograde met Neptune last Sunday, March 24th.

  3. Their Grand Finale, The unveiling of prophecies, is this Tuesday April 2nd when Mercury and the Moon in Pisces join with Visionary Neptune.

Your thoughts and ideas align with your visions to give your communications a metaphorical and poetic quality. You’re going to feel so inspired!

On the same day, Tuesday April 2nd, the Moon in Pisces will trigger an even more potent power within you for clairvoyance and picture making in your mind-- with or without a camera.


Posted on March 24, 2019 .

Your Astrology Weather Forecast for March 18-24, 2019

Rather than having to beware the Ides of March, this year it is inviting us to experience joy and peaceful acceptance in our relationships.

This week has a powerful peak of energy on Wednesday, March 20th, 2019.

1. A few hours before dawn Warrior Mars in the sign of Taurus makes a harmonious working relationship with powerful Pluto in the earth sign of Capricorn. Usually they are like an iron fist against a cement wall. Neither intends to compromise.

This week it's different. Find the place in your life where your heels are dug in and you have already made up your mind and are sticking stubbornly to it. Our most intimate relationships are the battleground for these energies.

It's not about giving in-- its about forgiving. Power struggles in find secure footing for a meaningful compromise if you trust your hunches, if you trust your intuition.


2. Mid afternoon the Sun goes into Aries fire for the Spring Equinox and the New Year in western Astrology.


3. Thus the stage is set for the first of two Full Moons in Libra at 6:43 PM PDT.  The second Libra full moon comes 30 days later on April 19th.

All this in one day! And it’s Wednesday, Mercury’s day for delivering messages however ...

We continue feeling our way toward Davy Jones Locker, our own buried treasure, while the messenger planet Mercury is seriously retrograde and under water in Pisces oceans-- this energy encourages us to pick up speed as we are swimming rapidly toward a meetup Sunday with the the big titan with a pitchfork-- visionary Neptune.

From your daydreams visualisations and vivid imagination --answers come 3 times:

  1. Mercury first met visionary Neptune on February 18th, 2019.

  2. This week Mercury retrograde meets Neptune this Sunday, March 24th.

  3. Their Grand Finale,  when they unveil prophecies for the future, will come April 2nd.

“Even after all this time

the sun never says to the earth

“You owe me”

Look what happens with a love like that,

It lights the whole sky..”

Hafez


Posted on March 19, 2019 .

Fed up? Your inner revolutionary gets a wake up call.

Blood is boiling in some of us as we push hard against the prison doors. Uranus the mythological god of lightning is at the tail end of 7 years in fiery and rebellious Aries. He lit the fires for the Arab Spring in 2011.

Expect great heroic acts of courage -with a side order of impulsiveness- from not being able to stand it one more day! Hard on our nervous system if we try to repress our frustration. We want to insist on some rather drastic changes in the social order/disorder.

Tensions are the harbingers of a turning point. Now they’re coming from an authority who is Imposing heavy burdens that restrict our freedoms. Authority can be bosses, laws, parents, and especially the dictator living inside our skulls.

How can astrology help? The consistent patterns in the canopy of stars overhead gives us a map that has guided sailors at sea, explorers in the wilderness, wise men on camels and any of us who are lost in a place that is not our Home. As we looked up, the importance of certain stars stood out. We began to tell stories about them. Attributing meaning to these stars came as a way to explain the unexplainable. To alay our fears of the unknown. To have faith in an orderly universe. The stories stuck, as the projections of our collective consciousness.

Who doesn’t look to the Moon at night for inspiration, for the moonglow of romance? Just as the Moon reflects the light of the Sun into our darkest hours, reminding us that the light is never absent even when we can’t see it, so do we reflect the light of our Creator into the darkness of other minds.

“How did the rose ever open its heart and give to this world all of its beauty? It felt the encouragement of Light against its being; otherwise we all remain too frightened.” Hafez


February 4th, a New Moon 1:04 PM PST [at apogee, farthest away from Earth] is in Aquarius. The Moon is cheek to cheek with the Sun--could be romantic, in a cool headed way. This New Moon occurs at 5:03 AM, February 5th in Beijing, marking the beginning of the Chinese New Year of the wild Boar. These swine are wild because they’re uncastrated males who know what they want and stop at nothing! Even so, they say it’s a yin earth year of good fortune.

The extreme polarities of life on planet Earth got our attention last week when a pinched polar vortex dipped into the US and poured freezing cold air down the middle corridor. It’s a reminder to me of the extremes of duality we juggle every day, until we’re sick from riding such pendulums.

January opened 2019 with up close and personal pair of eclipses on January 5th and 20th that forced into the open the the abuse of power in any form--Treacherous greed, political chicanery, criminality, sexual abuse, drug and alcohol abuse--

Capricorn dominates the scene for 2019. Sheriff Saturn and Pluto lord of the underworld are closing the gap between them as they march to their meetup in December 2019.

The danger of these two powerful energies colliding, is that Sheriff Saturn will try to  impose restrictions on Pluto's Tremendous evolutionary Energies. Any attempt by Saturn or by your own self to suppress  this shift will bring explosive even violent reactions against the limitations.


Many of us feel tired, if we are trying to keep pace with the intense shifts occurring now. Better to rest more. Like syncing with the Moon’s monthly cycle, Mother Earth suggests this is a time for hibernating-- basically it’s smart energy conservation!

Ask yourself...Where in my life do I need to shrug off heavy responsibilities? Look for places in your life where you know you are spread too thin. That's where a crisis will occur that forces you to let go.

You’re in the perfect place at the perfect time. You may have to see this in hindsight. But you can count on Jupiter in fiery Sagittarius to boost faith in yourself and to see the shifts as a great adventure.



Posted on February 3, 2019 .