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Planetary news this week: Capricorn SuperMoon and a lot of Mercury

Astrological update for the week of July 11-18, 2022

 

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As many of you know, a Full Moon becomes a SuperMoon (™ astrologer Richard Nolle) when the Moon is closest to Earth than at other times. Full Moons are known to affect ocean tides and sea creatures (including humans who are made up of 60% water), and water is the element of feeling and emotion. Under the influence of the Moon emotions are heightened and the realm of feelings dominates the landscape.

Capricorn Full Moon. When the Full Moon SuperMoon is in the earthy sign of Capricorn, there is a need to balance the moodiness of the Cancerian Sun, with all its watery splendor, against the Capricornian need to do the responsible things that will provide and enhance the structures of our lives. Under this Full Moon we need to strike that balance between the emotions and feelings that drive us and enrich our world and the hard reality of life in a material world of accomplishment and production.

This week the Full Moon occurs on Wednesday the 13th at 2:38 pm EDT and the Full Moon chart is full of potent energies. The Moon trines the North Node of the future and the Sun trines the South Node of the past, suggesting an easy release of something which has held us back in order to release us towards a better future. But before that release can occur, the square of Chiron to the lunation may force a soul or psychological wound to break and release its infection so that healing can occur. Fortunately, harmonious Uranus aspects assist in this process by facilitating an eagerness and excitement for the new Capricornian structures to […]

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By |2022-07-11T08:58:30-04:00July 11th, 2022|Planetary news this week|0 Comments

7.20.21 – Shaking out the cobwebs with Mercury in Cancer sextile Uranus

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Mercury, planet of the mind, is in Cancer right now where our thinking tends to be more emotional and sensitive.  Cancer is an acquisitive sign – it likes to gather and collect things of sentimental value, including thoughts and assumptions about the people around us.  The unlayering process of yesterday’s post with Mercury in a square aspect to Chiron continues today, but where Chiron exposes the sensitive wounds that have been dormant for some time as part of the healing process, Uranus breaks up the energy that’s become stuck and helps us to move through any blocks.

Meanwhile the Moon is in Sagittarius, encouraging freedom of thought and adventure in ideas, and it conjoins the South Node this morning (EDT) to help to liberate us from old patterns which hold us back.  Some planetary alignments of liberation can be frightening, but this one is a gentle unloosening of any bonds which have kept us locked into thought patterns which don’t serve us.  A harmonious sextile from the Moon to practical Saturn in late morning (EDT) helps to stabilize any lingering chaos, and a trine from the Moon to Chiron in the afternoon (EDT) will complete the process of healing the old wounds which have emerged over the past couple of days. ❤️

 

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By |2021-07-20T07:37:31-04:00July 20th, 2021|Planetary news this week|0 Comments

Planetary news this week: Astrological update February 4 including Aquarius new moon

This week begins with a New Moon in Aquarius that is certain to explode some paradigms and create some change, whether we want it or not.  When the Sun and Moon align, we begin a new lunar cycle and our intentions that we seed at this time have the potential to take root.

Aquarius is a complex sign, and I talk more about this complexity in the video I’ll link below.  Aquarius is ruled traditionally by Saturn from which it derives its nature of detachment and clear vision.  However, Saturn fails to completely explain the concern with social justice and innovative thinking which is derived from its modern ruler, Uranus.  Under the influence of Aquarius, especially at the New Moon, we are able to see more clearly with a broader vision that is unencumbered by emotional attachment and drama.  This New Moon asks that we take a more transpersonal view lives and learn to witness the interconnectedness of all things.  Attachments and outmoded ways of thinking that don’t serve the higher good can fall away now as they are no longer needed.  A new sense of fairness can emerge as we rise above the focus on the Self that is the domain of Leo, the polarity which opposes Aquarius.

Three planets are in Aquarius this week, including not only the Sun and Moon but Mercury as well.  Mercury, representing the mind, is easily able to take the high road in Aquarius, helping us to keep our thoughts clear and free from prejudice.  Harmonious angles from Mercury to Mars and Uranus aids this process even more.  These few days until Mercury moves into the more serene and mystical sign of Pisces on the 10th have the potential for clear and […]

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