The end of the Mercury retrograde is a chance for new boundaries, which all relationships need. Boundaries are definitions. The lines may be hard or soft, implied or actualized with things like walls and gates or schedules and contracts; they may be agreed upon or battled over, but if they don't exist, neither does the relationship.
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Some look back on their home of origin with warm and loving feelings. Others look back in pain. In the final hours of the Mercury retrograde in Cancer, we may blame problems on the way we were brought up, though even the worst scenarios have benefits such as nurturing a survival instinct or providing an example of what not to do.
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The intuitive Pisces moon would like to remind us that the body has its own intelligence. Your muscles, bones and cells hold the energy of things forgotten and things you don't know yet. The body is particularly keen on what's happening right exactly now. Ask your tension spots and tender areas if they have any insight to impart with you.
The soulful Pisces lunar persuasion comes at the end of a long Mercury retrograde. Between the soul-searching and the narrative of "did I communicate the right thing to get me where I need to go?" this could be a long day for anyone who is not quite sure about their path. And that is pretty much everyone in this uncertain world.
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Most life lessons are obvious, though some are so convoluted that it takes a very organized mind to find the point. As Mercury retrograde forms a square to Mars, there will be frustrations in which it is difficult to see a good takeaway. Let this be a creativity challenge. With more imagination, you can pull something productive out of this.
Usually when people are demanding, it's because they are afraid that the world outside their control is a hostile place. What if we are to assume instead that what's outside of our control is a heavenly oasis? In these final days of the Mercury retrograde, give your request and wait patiently, with an open and flexible mind, for a response.
Relationships are a push-pull dance in which the distance between people must be constantly negotiated. This isn't just about physical space. It's how routines butt up against each other and what happens when domains of control overlap. It's about the room between hearts.
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On the other side of the full moon emotional energy surge and reset of the eclipse, there's a feeling of being cleansed, and being better for it. Things that used to be irritating seem entirely unimportant. Jealousies fade. There is no reason to envy those who have more. "He need not envy greatness who can serve as a model of it." -- Baltasar ...Read more
The birthday of America comes under the full moon in Capricorn this year with a lunar eclipse as the bow on this cosmic package. Throughout history, eclipses have been often an omen of distress and occasionally interpreted as a sign of renewal. In this way, the sky aptly reflects the complicated tenor of American life in these times.
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First, the air hangs thick. Then there's a rush of clouds gathering, followed by an eerie stillness and, suddenly, the downpour. That's the emotional weather leading up to tomorrow's thunder moon. The July full moon heralds to the awesome power of a summer storm. Enjoy the sense of impending excitement.
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In a relationship based on unconditional love, it never matters who is at fault. Fixing things together is the whole point. Saturn is now in Capricorn and would like to chime in with the idea that most adult relationships are conditional. When things go wrong, those conditions get tested, and the nature of the relationship becomes rather ...Read more
The lightning strike is an awesome event to witness -- the culmination of great invisible potentials. Where does the electricity live before it gathers into this jagged spire? Do you get the sense that there's a sleeping force beneath you, weakly distributed over the miles? When this comes together, it will be fearsome in its power.
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Are healthy relationships the result of healthy people having a relationship? It's a strong maybe. The chemistry of people is unpredictable. There are a full range of workable possibilities through a rainbow of health and dysfunction. This message comes courtesy of double cosmic conjunctions involving Jupiter, Pluto, the sun and Mercury.
The only entities on earth that behave strictly by rules of logic are inventions like calculators and computers, created with the frontal lobe of the human brain. The rest of the earth's inhabitants, including humans and other living creatures, are largely irrational. Remember this as Jupiter and Pluto line up to some profoundly illogical ...Read more
The first full day of Mars in Aries is akin to the soldier coming home. There's a sense of something that was missed returning to where it belongs. There's a mood of wonder. Adventures were had, scenes were witnessed, and because of this history, the bedrooms of youth can no longer be inhabited by small and innocent minds.
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In astrology, triangles signal good fortune and opportunity. Today offers four of them, courtesy of a lunar influence shifting from Virgo to Libra. The omens speak first to the power of personal responsibility and then to the lift of partnership. As Helen Keller, born June 27, said, "Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much."
The lunar opposition to dreamy Neptune, newly retrograde, is likely to treat our dreams like boardwalk saltwater taffy. Can you envision something a little bigger? Pull it. Twist it. Taste it. See how far these ideas can stretch without running so thin they dissolve into sweet, sticky strands that blow away on the summer breeze.
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When love changes her tune, it sometimes takes a minute for dancers on the floor to figure out what to do with the new rhythm. The Venus change of direction is a time to listen and feel love's beat. Don't force anything or try to explain what's happening in the heart. Relax, let the mood wash over you and absorb the feeling of the moment.
Venus, the planet named for the goddess of love and beauty, gets a different look today -- a straight and sleek blowout in contrast to the wildness of her recent retrograde. With the direct motion of Venus, matters of love, beauty, glamour and attraction will move up in priority, and aesthetics will seem to represent something essential in our...Read more
When you were a child imagining your adult life, what did you think you would be? In what ways has the vision changed along the way, and in what ways is it the same? Neptune retrogrades to remind us of the dreams of our distant ancestors, our parents and ourselves. These visions still have something to teach us.
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