Please note that all times given below are Eastern Daylight Saving Time -- to change the listed times to your own timezone, I recommend clicking here for the time and date converter
Last week was one of huge healing -- facing insecurities and parts of myself that I had a hard time integrating and embracing. Feelings of being capable (vs. incapable) came up big time. My need for being perfect and in control of my life... and my judgment around all of it. Feelings of overwhelm, of inadequacy -- I really got stuck in a fear-based vibration there for a couple of days…
Thanks to all the wonderful healers that I see on a regular basis, I was able to do lots of healing, releasing and clearing, bringing lots of conscious awareness and compassion to all that I am. I am very grateful for this experience. It has taught me so much about myself… another layer… going deeper all the time ;-) All this was definitely connected to the Chiron station and Saturn being back in Scorpio…
This week's headline items: the Full Moon in Capricorn becomes exact on Wednesday evening and the Chiron station ends on Sunday. There will also be three Moon VoC phases this week: Tuesday afternoon (for almost 15 hours), Friday morning (for almost 2 hours), and Sunday morning (for almost 2 hours).
Monday: the Moon remains in optimistic, adventurous, truth-seeking Sagittarius. It will journey there until Wednesday early morning. New experiences and adventures satisfy a deep emotional need. The Sagittarius Moon persuades us to come from intuition and think in a broader manner.
We seek meaning and ideas that expand upon the "here and now". We pursue truth and a new vision -- the big picture, rather than the details. Spontaneity is the key -- we'd rather improvise than plan; this may tip into just "winging it". We could also overdo or overstate.
Monday very early morning, a harmonious Venus/Uranus aspect becomes exact at 2:26am EDT. We started to feel this aspect from Wednesday on; it will be strong until Friday of next week. This aspect helps us to embrace all that is new and unusual in romance and finance. We are ready to experiment -- but not to commit. We have an offbeat, pleasant attitude and people are more willing to socialize.
This is an especially good time for financial undertakings involving any of the following: technology and the internet; metaphysics; the arts; group activities. We lose our fear of taking risks at this time, this could be a good couple of days for the stock market indexes :-)
Do you have your Ascendent, Career Point (or any personal planets) in 17-23 degrees of Leo, Aries or Sagittarius? If so, you will be most blessed by this aspect. This is also true for those of us who have our Ascendant or Sun-sign in Taurus, Libra or Aquarius (Venus is the ruler of Taurus and Libra; Uranus rules Aquarius)
Tuesday: the Moon remains inoptimistic, adventurous, truth-seeking Sagittarius all day (see Monday for details).
Tuesday at 2:18pm EDT, we enter an almost 15-hour Moon void of course (VoC); this lasts until 5:11am EDT (Wednesday morning). Use this intuitive time to explore and express yourself in new ways… See if you can have a new perspective on “fun” ;-) As always during VoC, take it easy -- go with the flow and avoid starting anything brand-new.
Tuesday afternoon, asomewhat challenging Jupiter/Chiron aspect becomes exact at 4:31pm EDT — for the second time within the past 5 months. This aspect started to make itself known last Wednesday already (June 24th); it will be strong until this Sunday (July 5th). This aspect operates more on an internal level. We feel uneasy about something, almost awkward -- and we need to make a choice… so we need to develop inner awareness.
Positive thinking is not going to heal everything: We are now called to learn more about our inner joy and about connecting from the heart. There is a particular emphasis on our beliefs around self-expression and creating from a confident, heart-centered place.
At the same time, we feel the need to find time for compassionate and loving self-connection, healing our emotional and spiritual wounds through an inner awareness of unconditional love and faith.
By remaining flexible and making inner adjustments, we can bring clarity (rather than judgment) to both of those energies, and thereby explore them on a deeper level.
Do you have your Ascendant, Career Point (or personal planets) in 20-23 degrees of Leo or Pisces? If so, you will be more affected by this aspect. This is also true for those of us who have our Ascendant or Sun-sign in Sagittarius (Jupiter is the ruler of Sagittarius)
Wednesday very early morning, a Venus/Jupiter alignment in 21.5 degrees of Leo becomes exact at 3:51am EDT. We started to feel this aspect from last week Friday on, it will be strong until this Sunday. This connection brings a certain optimism to our social and personal relationships at this time, with the ability to come from the heart.
Humor and romance are playing a big role in our interactions with others, as are tolerance, generosity and playfulness.
Financially speaking, things are "on the up" -- we may be able to plump up our pocketbooks. Best investment areas: stock market, anything to do with children, fun and games.
Do you have your Ascendant, Career Point (or personal planets) in 7-13 degrees of Leo, Aquarius, Taurus or Scorpio? If so, you will feel this alignment quite strongly. This is also true for those of us who have our Ascendant or Sun-sign in Taurus, Libra or Sagittarius (Venus is the ruler of Taurus and Libra, so those folks will always be affected more strongly by Venus's movements and aspects)
Wednesday at 5:11am EDT, the Moon moves into practical, accomplishment-oriented Capricorn, where it will journey until Friday morning. The Capricorn Moon emphasizes our need for structure and forward planning. We are motivated by a desire for success; achievement and manifestation are paramount.
We are resourceful and pursue economy with time, energy, and other resources. We take things more seriously during Moon in Capricorn: we look reality in the eye. This can be a very productive period. As best as you can, avoid "should-ing" on yourself. Take the pressure off: try saying "I am doing the best I can and that's all I can ever do" ;-)
With Saturn (ruler of Capricorn) transiting through Scorpio again for the summer, this is a great time to go within and face our fears. It's also a great time to go deeper on an emotional/intimate level with ourselves and others. As best as you can, be authentic about who you are and what you feel passionate about. This also starts the build-up towards the Full Moon that will be exact later today…
Wednesday afternoon, a harmonious Sun/Neptune aspect becomes exact at 5:10pm EDT. We started to feel this aspect from last Sunday evening on and it will be strong until this Sunday morning. This aspect could be tremendously supportive when it comes to dissolving what no longer serves us.
We are feeling especially intuitive during this time. We are inspired, and charitable acts now will lift our spirits. We are more likely to see matters (and people) from a different perspective --one that allows for differences and even finds beauty in them. Our capacity for compassion (both with ourselves and with others) is quite strong as well.
Creativity is at an all-time high, as our imagination runs in full gear; any spiritual or creative endeavors that are started during this time will do very well.
Do you have your Ascendant, Career point (or one or more personal planets) in 7-13 degrees of Cancer, Pisces or Scorpio? If so, you will be most blessed by this aspect.This is also true for those of us who have our Ascendant or Sun-sign in Leo or Pisces (the Sun rules Leo; Neptune is the ruler of Pisces).
Wednesday late evening at 10:20pm EDT, the Full Moon becomes exact in almost 10 degrees of Capricorn. As I already mentioned, the entrance of the Moon into Capricorn on earlier this morning started the energetic build up towards the Full Moon: The Moon in practical, accomplishment-oriented Capricorn opposes the Sun in protective, feeling-oriented Cancer.
For the next two weeks, we are looking for balance; we are more aware than everthat something is out of alignment. The balance in question is between our inner experience (symbolized by Cancer) and our outer obligations or goals (Capricorn). It's important to realize that our long-term goals need our attention -- and that they will bring fulfillment and inner stability.
Cancer and Capricorn are both receptive/feminine/yin energies, so we are clearly asked to go within before taking action. Cancer must recognize its own needs in order to feel internally stable; if we don’t manage this, we’ll give our power away to others, become victims, sacrifice ourselves for family and/or job.
Capricorn must therefore develop an internalized sense of authority and responsibility. This Full Moon asks us look closely at the balance between taking care of ourselves, versus taking care of others -- where we have reached our limit and where we need to set some priorities. I will be posting a video on this subject on Monday evening: click here to watch
This Full Moon connects with Pluto in Capricorn and Mars in Cancer. Pluto’s alignment with the Moon in Capricorn has us take a closer look at the lower vibrations of Capricorn and Cancer: the unsustainable desire to take care of anyone but ourselves. Pluto gives us the ability to face our fears and release what no longer serves our evolution.
Mars is involved here as well, so there is an emphasis on connecting to the supportive, safeguarding side of the sacred masculine. This masculine energy fights for loved ones like a grizzly bear. This placement in opposition to Pluto is definitely going to test our courage and our compassion. Allow yourself to be passionate and assertive without being destructive and obsessive. It is also an opportunity to rebalance the masculine and feminine within ourselves and the world.
Neptune in 10 degree of Pisces makes a beautiful trine to the Sun in Cancer and a sextile to the Moon in Capricorn. This combo softens the intensity of the Pluto/Mars connections to this Lunation; it reminds us of our spiritual origin and identity as a child of the cosmos. As best as you can, use compassion and your ability to connect to the inner observer to help balance the Cancer/Capricorn polarities.
Venus aligns with Jupiter in Leo at the time of the Full Moon, and because of Venus’s upcoming retrograde phase, she is going to stay close to Jupiter until August 17th. This expands the flow of generosity, joy, playfulness and our ability to connect to the inner child or children in general.
On July 6th, the Sun will square the degree of the Lunar Eclipse that occurred back on April 4th. Watch for important insights and developments on that day: It’s a turning point for us and will bring more clarity as to where things need to go next. It’s time to act on what we have learned since that April 4th eclipse.
Once again, the message of a Full Moon is connected to our internal masculine/feminine balance: We need be happy and whole. A healthy masculine is assertive, focused, self-directed risk-taking; a healthy feminine is supportive, passionate, understanding and compassionate.
When the feminine and masculine energies are balanced, we can be both powerful and kind; we honor ourselves and others and know how to access both our head and our heart. We are building a new world -- through a new consciousness -- a new humanity, a new beingness. One human, one day, one breath at a time.
Do you have your Ascendant, Career Point (or personal planets) in 8-12 degrees of Capricorn, Cancer, Libra or Aries? If so, you are more affected by this month's Full Moon. This is also true for those of us who have our Ascendant or Sun-sign in Leo or Cancer (the Sun rules Leo, the Moon rules Cancer).
Thursday: the Moon remains in practical, accomplishment-oriented Capricorn all day (see Wednesday morning for details).
Thursday afternoon, an opportune Mercury/Uranus aspect becomes exact at 2:50pm EDT. We started to feel this aspect from Tuesday evening on; it will be strong until this Friday.This brings an opportunity for insight and novelty. We might experience some really unusual conversations. Remember: an opportunity is not automatically given to us; we have to realize it.
This aspect also brings an opportunity to see things from a different perspective, or to put a new spin on our "old" thinking structure. We like to connect in unusual ways and any group activities or brainstorming with like-minded people could generate amazing insights -- this might be a busy day. As best as you can -- and as much as you want to -- stay open to other dimensions ;-)
Do you have your Ascendant, Career Point (or personal planets) in 18-22 degrees of Gemini, Aries, Aquarius or Leo? If so, you will be more aware of this opportunity.This is also true for those of us who have our Ascendant or Sun-sign in Gemini, Virgo or Aquarius (Mercury is the ruler of Virgo and Gemini; Uranus is the ruler of Aquarius)
Friday at 6:38am EDT, we enter an almost 2-hour Moon void of course (VoC); this lasts until 8:21am EDT. Use this intuitive time as an opportunity to connect with others in an authentic and truthful way, perhaps even build some long-term relationships -- slowing down might bring an opportunity for meaningful connections. As always during VoC, take it easy -- go with the flow and avoid starting anything brand-new.
Friday at 8:21am EDT, the Moon moves into freedom-loving, forward-thinking Aquarius,where it will journey until Sunday late morning. The energy of the Aquarian Moon relates to our instinct for improvement. Reactions are more intellectual than emotional; interactions more impersonal than personal. We are likely to have an increased fascination with the new and unusual.
Social gatherings, anything connected with group ideals and goals for the future, brainstorming, new ideas and methods, progress: all these are promoted during the time the Moon moves through Aquarius. Again: we have our eyes on the future -- or on outer space :-) Personal freedom becomes paramount.
Friday late morning, a challenging Mercury/Chiron aspect becomes exact at 11:06am EDT. We started feeling this aspect from Wednesday on; it will be strong until Sunday. This combination might bring up some insecurities in our verbal, in-person or email interactions.
That said, this could also be an opportunity for healing; we are energized to move past harsh criticism of ourselves or others, towards more loving and compassionate structures for thinking and communicating. As best as you can, stretch yourself -- and be open to bringing love and understanding to it all (and that includes you) :-)
Do you have your Ascendant, Career Point or any personal planets in 18-25 degrees of Gemini, Pisces, Virgo or Sagittarius? If so, you are more affected by this aspect. This is also true for those of us who have our Ascendant or Sun-sign in Gemini or Virgo (Mercury is the ruler of Gemini and Virgo).
Friday evening, an opportune Mercury/Jupiter aspect becomes exact 8:53pm EDT. We started feeling this aspect from Wednesday on; it will be strong until Sunday. This aspect is an opportunity for expanding our thinking and expressing ourselves in a confident and optimistic way; we share what's important to us from a place of open-mindedness and excitement.
This connection also creates a possibility for expansion by stepping into uncharted territory. Humor can be a great way to tap into this energetic combo. This planetary connection also favors short trips, writing, teaching, studying, and making observations. We more readily exercise good judgment, take a more philosophical approach to thinking, and are more open to learning.
Again, with any opportunity... we have to take it: It requires taking actions on our part. What can you do that will instill confidence in your exploration of the mind? Is there a new mental process that is asking to be explored?
Do you have your Ascendant, Career Point (or personal planets) in 18-25 degrees of Gemini, Leo, Libra or Aries? If so, you will be more aware of this opportunity. This is also true for those of us who have our Ascendant or Sun-sign in Gemini, Virgo or Sagittarius (Mercury rules Gemini and Virgo; Jupiter is the ruler of Sagittarius).
Saturday: the Moon remains in freedom-loving, forward-thinking Aquarius all day (see Friday morning for details).
For most of the day (on Saturday), we have a chance to get connected to others, have great brainstorming moments, and get lots done. Later on, towards the later evening, we are being asked to find a balance between the head and the heart, our vision for the future versus our desire for bliss in the here and now.
Sunday: the Moon remains in freedom-loving, forward-thinking Aquarius until 10:23am EDT (see Friday morning for details).
Sunday early morning, an opportune Mercury/Venus aspect becomes exact at 4:19am EDT. We started to feel this aspect from last Thursday on; it will be strong until this Friday. This aspect gives us the opportunity for more direct and caring connections to others.
Through enhanced communication, we have a chance to clear up any misunderstandings or discomfort from the past. Promises and clarifications may grow from this, particularly in love relationships. It is also an opportune time to make new social contacts. Remember: this is an "opportunity" -- those aren't necessarily handed to us, we have to "take" them.
Do you have your Ascendant, Career point (or any personal planets) in 22-26 degrees of Gemini, Leo, Aries or Libra? If so, you may be more aware of this opportunity. This is also true for those of us who have our Ascendant or Sun-sign in Virgo, Gemini, Libra or Taurus (Mercury is the ruler of Gemini and Virgo; Venus is the ruler of Taurus and Libra)
Sunday at 8:32am EDT, we enter an almost 2-hour Moon void of course (VoC); this lasts until 10:23am EDT. We are experiencing two quite different needs, pulling us in different directions: On the one hand, we feel a strong need to break the rules and move towards our future visions, on the other hand, we need to focus on our inner experiences — and take responsibility for who we are deep down -- face our fears, look at our emotional attachments and any addictions or outdated behaviors.
As best as you can, use this intuitive time to make adjustments, slow things down a little and find creative solutions to honor both drives. As always during VoC, take it easy -- just go with the flow, rather than starting anything brand-new.
Sunday at 10:23am EDT, the Moon moves into creative, sensitive Pisces, where it will journey until Tuesday early afternoon. The energy of the Pisces Moon bears on the need for connection to our higher selves. It can be a wistful, sensitive and compassionate time; we are especially imaginative, and our intuition reigns.
Boundaries and walls come down; we feel energetically connected to everything around us. As best as you can, therefore, be kind to yourself and others -- surround yourself with loving energy. It's a time best used for spiritual or creative endeavors and for dissolving our fears and doubts. Feelings tend to flow more freely; as best as you can, let them ;-)
Lastly, also on Sunday, Chiron resumes its normal pace through the sky, although retrograde, ending its station. What has come up in the last three weeks around emotional or spiritual wounds/insecurities? How are you doing at embracing your own humanity, trusting the flow of life or allowing yourself to be an emotional being? Now is a good time to do some internal work in these areas (until the retrograde phase ends on Nov. 28th).
A head's up for next Monday: the Moon remains in creative, sensitive Pisces all day (see Sunday evening for details). A Sun/Pluto opposition becomes exact at 11:38am EDT. We started to feel this aspect from Thursday evening on; it will be strong until Thursday morning of next week.
This opposition is all about "empowerment versus disempowerment". On an interpersonal level, we may try to gain more control over other people, or they may try to gain control over our actions. A balance needs to be struck, between our focus on family/home issues, and our obsession with work/career issues..….more about all the details in next week’s forecast ;-)
Have a fantastic week!
PS: Feel free to go to my Facebook Fan page for my daily forecasts ;-) To apply my forecasts and videos to your own birth chart, watch my 30-minute class on: "How to Read Your Birth Chart"