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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The latest science on the subject of memory suggests that, on the whole, memory is so unreliable that it isn't all that difficult to trick the mind into believing things that never happened. The Neptune retrograde is ready to put the theory to the test, bringing up all sorts of scenarios involving desire, regret and nostalgia.
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A French proverb suggests that a father is a banker provided by nature. The title of a 1940s American television show inferred that he knows best. And Marilyn Monroe famously sang that her heart belonged to him (well, sort of?) The stars join in the celebration today with a new moon in Cancer, the sign of domesticity, and a solar eclipse.
The solar eclipse accompanies this solstice and a new moon to boot, making it an event that resonates through multiple dimensions, including the dimension of time. The ancients celebrated this special cosmic passage of the sun into Cancer, and there are multiple monuments across the globe to celebrate the nuances of this solar journey.
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Welcome to the last day of the season. It's the final countdown to the movement of the sun into Cancer. The summer solstice has been such a big deal historically that it's been celebrated with monuments built by ancient cultures all over the globe. Thousands of years ago, people just like us started gathering in anticipation of tomorrow's ...Read more
While you're going through it, change can feel painful and difficult. On the other hand, having changed is invigorating and life-affirming. This is something to keep in mind as you take the necessary steps to arrive on the other side. The Mercury retrograde promises to help by twisting the path. Don't think; just react. Change is inevitable.
Most of the day is a ramp-up to Mercury retrograde. There's a chance to get last-minute ducks in a row so you can shoot them down gallery-style or lead them safely to a pond, vegetarian-style -- whichever suits. Try and use the daylight hours for the bulk of the work. The future is not to be feared. Think of this as preparation, not panic.