This full moon in Capricorn comes with a colorful side of a partial lunar eclipse -- more of a garnish than an actual serving, so don't worry too much about the emotional implications of this emotional flicker. This time the commotion centers around power, who has it, who wants it and how to get it. Insights will be sudden, with sparkling ...Read more
A swollen Capricorn lunar luminary careens toward tomorrow's eclipse. This is a mogul's moon bringing luck for all kinds of business, but especially the kind geared to strengthen bonds at home. And given the lunar opposition to Venus, it's likely that practical solutions are exactly the answer to certain emotional needs.
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The very nature of a dream is that it's nearly impossible to live up to. The question, as Pluto pulls across the sky from the sun seated smugly in the proud realm of home and country, is not whether we've embodied our ideals; we haven't. The question is, How far off are we? Can we adjust? And what needs to happen to shore up the difference?
It's not ideal. The Mercury retrograde adds stress to a journey the way children and pets do. Sure, it's wonderful to have their energy on board, but you never quite know what they're going to do next, and it's a big responsibility to keep them safe and in line. Doing a good job demands selflessness. So, actually, maybe this is ideal after all...Read more
The centaur shoots a lucky arrow through the moon. First, the good fortune showers the Mercurian realm, where it will do tremendous good, especially considering the current communication retrograde. Next, there's a sweet angle to the healing asteroid, Chiron. Finally, an encouraging Martian connection bids us to "fight the good fight."
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Trying to be cool usually comes with embarrassing side effects and is probably never the way to actually become cool. Anyway, being cool is nothing to strive for, as it is a complicated state that intimidates people and sets them at a distance. Mars loses his chill in fiery Leo, forming a terse angle to Uranus. Forget about "cool." Be warm ...Read more
Like a blink, a thought can be involuntary or voluntary. You can decide what to think. The thoughts of the world will still drift like clouds through the sky of your mind while you willfully pay attention to your own agenda. Another way, encouraged by a trine of the sun and Neptune, is to picture the future and let thoughts fall in line with ...Read more
When a story is so powerful in its message that it touches many people, in some way the story no longer belongs to the one telling it. Everyone claims it, and it becomes everyone's story. The theme will further expand with the sun and Saturn creating cosmic tension. No one is alone in this, and we share responsibility for the way it turns out....Read more
The imagination of adults will generally follow in the direction of available resources, whereas children who are unaware of the limits imposed by a longer time spent in a certain perceived reality will imagine wildly, and often brilliantly. Whatever you can do to get back to the purity of such imaginings is favored as Mercury conjuncts Mars. ...Read more
Time for the Mercury retrograde checklist. Do you know where your keys are? Phone? Glasses? Internet passwords? Do you know where you parked your car, where you left your shoes, where the story left off, where you left your heart? Reorient. Gather up all that's important to you and document its whereabouts. Let's keep track going forward.
There are many instances when generalities are appropriate -- small talk, pleasantries with community members, friendly gestures of acquaintanceship. But on this day before Mercury retrograde, the real work begins. Eliminate the generalities. Clear, direct and specific communication is the way to "retrograde-proof" yourself from Day One.
The "one horse town" is a thing of the past. Nowadays, a place with one horse is more likely to be a pasture. Not a lot happens in a pasture. Venus settles into Cancer lending a peaceful, pastoral feeling to love. The Leo moon romanticizes the cozy scene. When does cozy become boring? Happiness is reasonable expectations.
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Happy birthday to the United States of America, born this day in 1776, making it a Cancer country. The crab is the sign of patriotism, and the birth chart of the United States boasts four luminaries in the realm of Cancer -- the sun, Mercury, Venus and Jupiter. The moon was in innovative Aquarius the day the Declaration of Independence was ...Read more
No one gets power without owing some sort of a debt to others. And the more power a person has, the more rules that person must follow about using and keeping that power. Before you make a power move, ask yourself, "Is it really worth it?" Venus moves into Cancer, emphasizing her softer side and the strength of compassion and service.
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The new moon and total eclipse of the Cancer sun is a positive omen for domestic harmony. In the same way that glitchy gadgets can often be reset by simply powering them down, the energy around home family gets rebooted with this brief blink of the sun. Mysterious? Yes! But once it's fixed, don't look back. Take the win and move along.
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Believe it or not, a problem-free life is the worst sort of life to have. Problems grow us, make us stronger, better and abler. As Mars bursts into the fiery realm of Leo, remember that success is not about finding a problem-free route. Rather, it's deciding which problem seems the most interesting to you and setting out to solve that one.
Feelings of helplessness occur when people forget that they have a choice. Remembering one's ability to choose is harder to do in situations that are very familiar. This final day of the Mars journey in Cancer will act as a cosmic jostle to help us wake up to the things we've been accepting as fixed entities that are, in fact, choices.
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Artists know that "ombre" is a word describing tones of color that shade into one another, graduating in light intensity. Such is the quality of this day colored by two different moons. The Taurus moon sets up a sturdy emotional backdrop and then the Gemini moon takes it to a lighter place, evolving into a positively effervescent evening.
While being occasionally lucky or unlucky cannot be helped, people do seem to be unconsciously attracted to one sort of luck or another. Is it heartless to select lucky friends and avoid the unlucky? It's not a policy to adopt full time, but you'd be excused for making this choice as Mercury enters its "storm" today, preparing to go retrograde...Read more
Different things motivate different people. Some are set into motion by the promise of pleasure, others activate for the possibility to have a greater influence over their world. The lesson of this Taurus moon is that taking care to learn your own buttons will prevent you from moving involuntarily in the direction others want you to.
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