Mars is DIRECT, time to move forward!
Mars went retrograde on June 26th. If there is any Planet not so happy being retrograde it would be Mars. If you look at the glyph of Mars, it is a circle with an arrow. Arrows point outward and indicate direct force. When arrows are spinning in the reverse direction, things can be quite challenging- depression (anger turned inwards) or frustrating.
Mars has been directing us personally to stop in our tracks and review where we have been. It may have been bringing in old wounds as well. This is not always so comfortable. In addition, when we want to get certain things done and get our life moving, and Mars is saying "it is time for retrospection and reconsideration", we can feel frustrated. It could lead to anger pointed at ourselves leading to depression or however your anger manifests without an outlet.
Think back to June 26th and what was happening then. What issue may have surfaced in the past few months? Have you seen things from a different perspective than before? Are there new goals or aspirations, desires, that have spoken to you that could be launched now that Mars in is forward, direct motion?
It has been a Summer of many Planets in retrograde. Saturn, the Lord of Karma and Discipline, will come out of retrograde September 8th, this will really help to allow for hard work to pay off.
The Moon is in Aries, the Mars ruled Moon. It is fire and courage that guides the Aries energy. Aries can be naturally courageous or learning how to be in this lifetime. Attracting opportunities to defend and be victorious, a natural bravery may be experienced when Aries energy is on the table.
So go on, get a moving, honor your passion, and take steps forward to get where you want to go! For a more personal understanding, consider a reading www.crescentmoonastrology.com
The Sun enters Virgo today after spending 30 days in Leo. Virgo is all about making something better. There is a natural affinity to being able to see how something could be improved. There is also a real commitment with this sign to stay the course. The inspiration is the betterment of something, no matter how much daily effort is required. It is the hard-worker of the zodiac, ideally coming from a place of humility. Sometimes associated with the Servant, it is aligned with the desire to serve and improve something for the world.
Leo is about creation in itself, Virgo is about serving that creation. Virgo will refine it as necessary when the chinks appear in the armor. Saturn and Uranus have been in early Earth sign degrees so the Sun will trine both of them and be inspired by their messages. Saturn is saying, "Commit already". While Saturn is currently in retrograde, it is a little less enforceful, more reminding us of the long range goals we have set for ourselves. How we can stay to that path once it goes direct in the beginning of September?
With the influence of Uranus, Uranus is touting the importance of being present with your body. What are some of the inspirations coming from your basic embodied self? Do a body scan and see what areas of your body may be out of alignment. We all have chakras or energy centers running up and down our body. What part is weak or strong? How might you fortify the less vital sections of your body?
The Moon right next to Mars may make us feel a certain urgency to do it all and make up for lost time. Take in the messages and begin to point your arrow in the direction of where you want to go starting August 28th when Mars goes direct. Keep your cool and lean into the Grand Earth Triine that seeks to give us a sense of stability among any potential chaos.
For a more personal understanding, consider a reading which looks at what energies you were born with and how the Planets are influencing you now.
Grand Earth Trine (Almost)
We are nearing the last few days of the Sun being in Leo at 28 degrees. All signs are 30 degrees, so when it gets to 0 in 2 days, it will be the beginning of Virgo. We see a Capricorn Moon and Uranus in Taurus and including the Sun we get a Grand Earth Trine. And yet, almost. With the Sun in a fire sign at the final degrees, we get to see that last spark of creation. What is it that is truly still burning after a month of fire energy? Where are the last bit of embers still holding true?
With a supportive Saturn in Capricorn near the Moon today, we may feel the need to reconfirm our long range goals. We yearn to bring something of form and importance to our world. What are those things that only you can bring forth? With Uranus in the mix, we always want to look at what sets us apart from the crowd. What is it that is truly unique about us that sometimes makes others squirm, however we are that essence at the core. We all bring something different to the table, it can be a life journey learning how to express that individuality. Uranus will always be your master in that area of life.
Let the sparks of inspiration flow in while you keep a grounded center, leaning into the Earth energy that wants to stabilize you. If you feel a little scattered, go outside and root into the core of the Earth, commune and thank our Mother Earth who is always there to hold us up and keep us on the ground.
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Moon in Scorpio Opposing Uranus
The Moon enters Scorpio this morning. Scorpio is a water sign that is associated with the depths of the water where it is still. As it is so deep, there can be little light. Scorpio is tapped into the picture beyond the picture. It is keenly aware of the elephant in the room. Seeking to bond deeply once it has gained trust, it wants to penetrate and embrace the true reality. True reality always contains darkness and light. Scorpio is not afraid to honor the darkness, rather it finds a richness and an vitality by feeling it all.
Today the Moon will oppose Uranus, the Planet of Awakening. Uranus seeks to break the mold in order to lead to higher consciousness. We may experience a deeper awareness of our reality today. The truth of our lives, the parts we may have shoved into the closet, may break open today. Aiding in this energy towards truthful awareness is Jupiter in Scorpio, the Planet of Expansion. Jupiter will seek to make the issue as large as possible so we can see and feel them.
The major news story this morning is "Husband confesses to killing family". This fits perfectly in the energy of the moment. Dark reality and truth coming out. The energy of right now need not be dark, it may be also deeply emotional and bonding, rich in intimacy and connection.
Keep open to whatever is arising for you. Accept that what may be unearthed is brought to your consciousness order to bring clarity. We can take steps towards honoring our feelings, resulting in deeper bonds and connections. Watch for a beautiful Moon with Jupiter very close by in the sky tonight.
Mars moves into Capricorn, Virgo Moon
Mars has been retrograde most of the Summer. Today it moves back into Capricorn. Capricorn is a different energy than Aquarius where it has been since end of May. Capricorn's main goal is work towards building something grand. Associated with mountains, this sign sees that hard work and diligence will bring you to the peak. It is conscious that Rome was not built in a day and through concentrated and focused effort, we can move mountains.
With the Planet of Will and Desire moving back into Capricorn, we ask ourselves what was happening around May 14th? We are revisiting that time from a retrospective viewpoint. What did we want at that time? What long range goals were we working on? How can we reignite that commitment and discipline to move forward and continue the momentum?
With the Moon in Virgo, we may feel like we want to cross the t's and dot the i's. No stone left unturned. We may feel like being thorough in our work or finally have the will to complete a task that has seemed mundane or boring.
It is a good time to check in with your health, how can you improve those daily routines? It is a wonderful time to center yourself and ground with the Earth. Things may seem quite solid right now, leaning into the dense rooted energy happening with 5 Planets in Earth signs.
Spend some time contemplating your big goals and formulate a way to make that happen. It may be a little easier at the moment with a steady foundation.
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Leo Solar Eclipse 8.11.18
Early this morning, the Sun and the Moon united to bring a Solar Eclipse and a New Moon in Leo. In order to have an Eclipse, the Sun and Moon cross each other near the Ecliptic, an event that does not happen at every New Moon. Eclipses bring on a certain intensity as the Sun and Moon enter each others energy fields and shift things visually and internally. Can you feel it?
Leo is symbolized by the Child, the Performer and Kings and Queens. Ruled by the Sun, it is a vibrant, beaming, radiant sign that exudes warmth. Often associated with creativity and play, this is a fun sign to be around. As the Sun lights up whatever it touches, Leo can have a large glowing presence, seeking to see that big light reflected back. As we know in the solar system every Planet orbits around the Sun, making this sign the attract of our life force energy. Wherever we have Leo in our chart, we are called to get creative, playful and express ourselves.
Under this Solar Eclipse energy, we find that there is a concentration of energy in Leo. As it is around a New Moon, typically that means a New beginning where we can plant our intentions to bloom at Full Moon. As this Eclipse occurs near the North Node of the Moon, it's aim is to make shifts to propel us towards our future. Where might you be holding yourself back and need to shine? Is there creative expression that is just waiting to be given birth?
Solar Eclipses can create outward life changes that may be unexpected. Often life force energy will fade out (death) or arise (birth). Pay attention to whatever is being born and what is falling away may no longer serve you anymore.
Each of us is a unique being having a particular energetic combination as the chart cast from the moment of your birth reflects. You were born to exude the light from within, that spark of divine creation that is always with you. How can you empower that life force and let it loose? Honoring your individual makeup through shining outward your playful essence fosters growth for the rest of your chart. Shine on You Crazy diamond!
Remember when you were young, you shone like the sun
Shine on you crazy diamond
Now there's a look in your eyes, like black holes in the sky
Shine on you crazy diamond
You were caught on the crossfire of childhood and stardom
Blown on the steel breeze
Come on you target for faraway laughter
Come on you stranger, you legend, you martyr, and shine
You reached for the secret too soon, you cried for the moon
Shine on you crazy diamond
Threatened by shadows at night, and exposed in the light
Shine on you crazy diamond
Well you wore out your welcome with random precision
Rode on the steel breeze
Come on you raver, you seer of visions
Come on you painter, you piper, you prisoner, and shine
Songwriters: David Jon Gilmour / Rick Wright / Roger Waters
Shine On You Crazy Diamond lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc
Venus Square Saturn
Venus, the goddess of Love, the Planet of what pleases us and what we find beautiful is "squaring" Saturn. Venus in Libra is about balance and the give and take in relationships. Saturn is the Lord of Karma and he asks us to commit. Saturn wants us to be noble, honorable, and respectable, finishing what we start, staying true to our word. Saturn teaches us that hard work pays off and Rome was not built in a day. When Saturn is in Capricorn, there is an emphasis on bringing something worthwhile into form. Staying committed for the long haul to bring something into fruition.
When the Planet Venus engages in a friction or tension with Saturn, we may feel some tension or friction in our relationships. Relationships are typically places of pleasure, until they are not. Libra wants harmony and fairness, the symbol of Justice. With this aspect, we have come to a crossroads and are asked to negotiate to bring back to equilibrium if necessary.
Saturn is checking in with us and asking if what we have built is aligning , should we continue to build our relationship? Whether in relationship or not, all those that you relate to may feel a certain level of "checks and balances". Is it an equal playing field or is there an imbalance? The shadow of Venus in Libra is to play nice and not rock the boat.
Chiron in Aries is also in the mix bringing that wound ' front and center' so it can be healed. Whatever is arising now is asking us to have the courage (Aries) to come to terms with whatever is ailing us and others in relating.
Uranus is in the stew as well "trining" Saturn and forming an "inconjunct" to Venus. Uranus may be saying, "whatever Saturn, get over it and break it open". "Enough with trying to have duty and be accountable, let's live day to day as more of a free spirit". Uranus is definitely the wild card rebel who pushes the limits of our stability. He will not stand for complacency. As much as he wants to stir the pot, the aim is to get us to be true to ourselves, no matter what that entails.
Remember to enter contemplation now is very well supported as many Planets are in retrograde. We may feel a level of frustration and tension, always knowing that the "pause" is recommended before any action right now.
Tomorrow we have an New Moon Eclipse in Leo. Stay tuned!
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Don't turn that dial, the station is broadcasting! Uranus, the Planet of Thunderbolts and Lighting, oh very very frightening! Sounds daunting, and yet this is the Planet of Liberation! It is the player in the solar system that says "Hey, I will do my own thing, and march to the beat of my own drum". It is a rebel of sorts as it rolls instead of spins, and even has a name that can be pronounced to say a naughty word.
Today it "stations". What that means is it will move retrograde or appear to be spinning backwards, and today it will stop or station. When a Planet stations it is part of the process of changing directions. For in order to go a different direction, we need to apply the brake (station) and then turn a different direction (retrograde).
Uranus is the "Awakener" as it is one of the slow moving outer Planets and can bring to light the unexpected. The purpose of the shift is always to "enlighten" or bring forward information that may result in change. In that way, we sometimes find Uranian influence to be shocking as it may seem to have come out of left field. How else do you crack open that which may be so "stuck" ?
Of particular interest is that Uranus has been "squaring" the Nodes of the Moon. These two points in space where the Moon crosses the Ecliptic reflect the evolving journey of growth. The South Node or upside down horseshoe reflects the past and where we have been. The North Node that looks like a horseshoe "N" reflecting where we are headed.
With Uranus putting tension through the square, that means there may have been unexpected events happening in our lives with the goal of getting us on the right track.
In some sense, we can trust these shifts as they are built to bring into awareness our true calling. With Uranus turning retrograde, the energy falls into the all the "RE" words. Review, recalibrate, renew, reconsider, rectify, etc.
Now is the time to look at your journey and where you are headed and contemplate where you want to go. What changes may have shown up for you lately, and how are they landing with your ultimate vision? Are there awakenings that have taken place? How do you want to apply this new awareness into your unfolding story?
Many Planets are currently retrograde- Mars, Saturn, Pluto, Neptune, Mercury which means the undercurrent of the Universe is asking us to turn inward and consider where we are. How do we want to move forward in the future? Action around these changes will not be well supported right now so hold off on getting frustrating if things are not happening at the pace you would like. Keep revisting the grander vision at play and take some time to review your journey.
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Gemini is the symbol Roman Numeral 2 and is the sign of the Twins. A quick moving air sign that is ruled by the fastest Planet to orbit the Sun, Mercury. Mercury is associated with communication as it is where we taking information in through listening and responding. This dual function is represented by the "two-ness" or Twins, for you to communicate we need to give and receive.
With a Moon in Gemini, we may feel extra chatty or social today. We may have lots of thoughts going on, information may be heard or felt. A good way to use this energy would be to write or read, be open to anything that stimulates your mind. Need to study or learn something? Today would be a great day to feed your mind.
Gemini's evolutionary aim is to be curious. Let your curiousity run wild and keep the inquiries and the questions at the forefront of your day.
The Moon will interact with Mars today by a pleasing trine aspect. Mars is the Planet of will and determination, the push that gets us out of bed in the morning. At this time Mars is 'retrograde' or appearing to spin backwards in relation to Earth. This is taking it's toll on all of us as we may feel we want to do something and move forward, however we quickly lose the "chutzpah". Procrastination can be a killer right now. The aim of this inward turning is to get us to review our journey and contemplate how we want to move forward. We are particularly focused on the past and even the past traumas that may have gotten stuck. As we open to awarenenss, we can heal these rough patches and move forward with greater grace when Mars goes 'direct' on August 28th.
Venus enters Libra today from Virgo. In the past month, we may have desired to improve our relations or been focused on the details. Now with the Venus' entrance into Libra, we may want a sense of camaraderie and to seek to balance and peace our relationships. This is a good time to honor equality and negotiate, aiming to achieve an equal playing field.
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Today the Moon is in Taurus.
TTTTTaurus. This is one of the slowest moving signs as it's goal is to achieve calm after the warrior energy of Aries. As an Earth sign,it tunes into the sensory world like an animal. If it is hungry, it eats, if it feels tired, it sleeps...life is right down to the simplicity of existence.
Awww the breath, one of Taurus' key tools to keeping itself chill. We just passed the Last Quarter Moon mark yesterday where there may have been a tension or reflection as to what happened since the Full Moon a week ago. Where have you felt called to put your energy?
The Moon will trine Venus today, and trines are always pleasing aspects meaning that relating with others may feel easier today. Venus is in Virgo, which is an Earthy hard working sign desiring to serve, and improve whatever crosses its path. This may feel like a day to take care of business or serve, doing so in a rooted, grounded, calm manner.
This is a fabulous day to take it slow and pay attention to whatever arises in regards to making the world better a better place for yourself and others.
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