Hello my dear friends,
Here we are again, getting ready to enjoy
the New Moon - and there is a lot going
on, astrologically speaking. Over just these
past 2 weeks we had a lot of changes; Jupiter
moved into Leo (7/16), Venus into Cancer
(7/18), Saturn went Direct (7/20), Uranus
went retrograde (7/21), and Sun moved into
Leo (7/22)... but wait, there's more! We
have several important aspects going on
today, Friday has Mars finally leaving Libra
and then the New Moon on the 26th, to begin
the energy building on this new landscape.
Sun conjunct Leo is often thought of as
the luckiest day of the year - this aspect
is exact today through much of tomorrow!
It's a time when people play the lottery
or go to the casino, often times - and that
is because the urge to be bigger than one
really is, is strongest. The desire to travel
and learn is strong. Expanding our consciousness
is possible at this time.
With Jupiter in Leo, people will be more
assertive, more heart and joy focused and
likely more courageous during the next 13
months. Folks with strong Leo in their chart
will likely see great luck and expansion
this year - particularly those whose birthday
is right around now, as the Sun Jupiter
conjunction will be featured in their Solar
Return chart, setting the tone for the entire
year ahead. Folks born later in Leo will
likely see good luck all year, culminating
around their birthday. Many of us will feel
empowered while the Sun is in Leo for the
next month - and we will likely see a lot
more pictures of lions on Facebook and in
Venus in Cancer will focus our love and
financial comfort energy on our home. It
could be a time when folks remodel (most
likely for summer fun and comfort) or think
about ways to make money from home, through
August 11th - at which time, Venus changes
sign to join the heart party in Leo. Venus
is currently trined with Neptune, which
can give relationships a dreamy or inspirational
quality. As lovely and creative as this
energy can be, there can be a bit of "too
good to be true" energy that comes
along with Neptune. Best to wait until the
transit passes before making new hard and
fast commitments - in fact, Venus squares
Uranus on the 31st, which could be a surprise
change in relationships, so best to wait
until August to make solid plans.
While all this is changing, we see some
of the current themes continuing. Chiron
trines Saturn in an effort to get us to
live responsibly and healthfully. This aspect
is really trying to get some important things
done and is helping with gifts and beneficial
energy. We know what activities in our lives
help us and hurt us, as far as embracing
and reaching our true purpose. There is
real help available to quit unhelpful or
unhealthful habits. Please don't squander
the energy (especially with that lucky Sun
Jupiter conjunction) and miss the opportunity
to make long lasting positive change in
the way you manage you.
Saturn is finishing up his time in Scorpio
- he will be moving into Sagittarius at
the end of the year - and to help wrap up
his Scorpio lessons for us, Saturn is also
currently quincunx Uranus - not usually
thought of as a strong aspect, but these
bodies move slowly, and Uranus is retrograde.
This combination says "out with the
old, in with the new" and it, too,
is urging us to discard old behavior patterns
and/or leave behind stuff that has supported
us in the past but no longer positively
serves us. An ideal time to give up bad
habits and free yourself for new and wonderful
things. This aspect again lends energy for
the success of such projects.
Pluto is messing with folks as he opposes
both Moon and Venus today. Some of us could
be struggling with emotional issues (possibly
involving a current or past partner). It
is important for us to not get sucked into
emotional drama or blackmail at this time.
It is possible to kindly and gently stand
firm on things that are important while
being willing to compromise where possible.
In some cases the disruption may be so severe
as to cause an ending - which might be just
what is needed. This year I have seen an
amazing shifting of relationships as people
who muster the courage to end an uncomfortable
or difficult relationship are finding something
new and wonderful in short order - both
in personal and business relationships.
Follow your heart and have courage, urges
Jupiter and Sun in Leo.
Pluto is of course still very loosely squared
with Uranus - and now that Uranus is retrograde,
they are getting closer to an exact square
again. By now, Uranus is in the middle of
Aries (16 degrees) and folks with Sun or
other bodies at that degree might feel the
extra need to change. Many of us will look
inside, as Uranus' retrograde motion directs
his energy for liberation and change inward.
Many resist Uranus, but the best way to
deal with him is to simply be open to change.
When life is hard we have to change - when
we resist life becomes even harder. The
new is always better than the old - we must
trust the process of life, behave responsibly
(to appease Saturn), and be open to the
new. It is all a lot more fun with this
sort of attitude.
Folks in their late 30s and early 40s need
a bit of extra love right now, as they go
through a particularly intense Uranus opposition
time. This long aspect is never easy, but
with the Pluto square and Saturn influence,
it can be even more unsettling. Please take
heart - this transit is here to help you.
You will love your life when this is over,
if you are open to change and use this time
to reset your life to what you want it to
be - not what others need or want you to
be. You are doing fine. Take good care of
yourself and relax. It will all work out.
Sending lots of love to you. xoxo!