Mer Rx / Mer Rx / Mer Rx / Ven Can /
Mars Leo / Solar Eclipse / NM Can / Dk Moon / Dk Moon
Ven Sxt Ura / Mer Rx / Mer Rx / Mer Rx / Ven Can /
Mars Leo / Solar Eclipse / NM Can / Dk Moon / Dk Moon
July 10, 2019
Venus Sextile Uranus
Venus in Cancer has formed a sextile with Uranus in Taurus -- a mix that combines your social skills, interest in partners and style of managing relationships with your independence, your free-spirited genius and your interest in something new and different. When this one forms, it highlights your social and professional network, your close relationships and your desire for something unique and original.
You'll look around at the old familiar faces you know and love (and have for a long time!) -- with definite nostalgia. Venus in Cancer is undeniably sentimental. You could consider these people "family" whether they're related to you or not. Venus in Cancer wraps everyone in a blanket of tender affection.
July 9, 2019
Mercury Retrograde operates on several levels. Some things are pretty generic -- based on what Mercury itself means and what retrograde motion indicates. Other factors give more details and sharpen the focus so you don't have to be completely inclusive and "all over the map" to see what it describes.
In what sign (or signs) does the retrograde happen? Signs have definite interests and include definite life concerns. Currently, Mercury will retrograde through the early degrees of Leo back into the late degrees of Cancer. Leo is about self-promotion. So, expect to change the way you present your ideas. You'll adjust your advertising.
July 8, 2019
Mercury has turned retrograde in Leo. It will travel back into Cancer on July 18, turn direct again on July 31 and return to Leo (direct) on August 11, It will affect the areas of life covered by 24° Cancer to 4° in your Natal Chart, Where are those?
Mercury "goes retrograde" about three times a year and remains so for three and a half weeks. It retrogrades more often than any other planet, but stays that way for a shorter time. Theoretically, I suppose it balances out. In real life, it doesn't seem that way.
July 7, 2019
Thoughts on Mercury Retrograde
Mercury turns retrograde again this evening for the second time this year. The first was in March. The next will be in November. This one will last until very late on the last day of July. There's lots of ways to look at Mercury retrograde. Some people consider it a grim practical joke dreamed up by the Cosmos to deliberately wreck their lives for 3 - 6 weeks. I used to be one of them, but I've mellowed.
July 6, 2019
Venus in Cancer
Venus in Cancer is deeply emotional when it comes to "things of value" -- like relationships, the people you love, home, family and $$$. There is an emphasis on nurturing and bonding that can be very maternal. Cancer is everyone's Mother. It shows love and concern by feeding, protecting and having empathy and compassion. So, when Venus is in Cancer -- which happens once every year -- these qualities are part of the landscape.
July 5, 2019
Mars in Leo
Mars has moved into Leo -- and as it makes the transition from the reclusive emotions of Cancer into the proud, dramatic expressions of Leo, your Action Self will come alive with a roar of confidence and pride, stronger maybe for having been kept in the closet for a while. Mars only reaches Leo every couple of years ... and stays there for about six weeks each time. So, get ready to find Life exciting -- for a change.
July 4, 2019
Astrologers have always respected the symbolic power of eclipses. Even today an aura of apprehension and foreboding may attend one's arrival. But predictions that link eclipses with problems, misfortune and disasters, I think, miss the mark.
Eclipses represent significant points of change, partially because the concerns they highlight hang around so long. Its sheer "staying power" points to something that really needs extra attention ... and it won't depart until you've dealt with it. (And if you refuse ... the hindrances you've saddled yourself with will bear down hard while you struggle to catch up under ever-increasing pressure.)
July 3, 2019
The New Moon in Cancer
With the arrival of the New Moon in Cancer, your concerns turn to family issues, domestic concerns and your own emotional well-being. You may spend more time cooking and gardening, making your living arrangements more suitable -- more beautiful and comfortable. Matters of maintenance and repairs come up -- and want attention. You may put effort into making your home safer -- because you'll be more security conscious.
July 2, 2019
Thoughts on the Dark of the Moon
The Dark of the Moon is the segment of time that covers the three days surrounding the monthly appearance of the New Moon. At the Dark of the Moon, the Moon has moved into a position so close to the Sun it's no longer able to reflect sunlight -- and the Moon appears to be totally gone from the sky. Learn more ---> * Put Dark Moon Magic to Work For YOU!!
July 1, 2019
The Dark of the Moon
The Dark of the Moon refers to that phase in the Moon's monthly cycle when the Sun and Moon are so closely aligned there is no reflected light from the Sun available to shine from the Moon's surface. The Moon, if you can see it at all -- it's way too close to the Sun, appears black and dead in the sky, and, of course, the nights themselves, with no moonlight at all, are especially dark and still.
The dark moon lasts about three days, from the time when the crescent of the old moon disappears completely until the crescent of the new moon appears ... and begins to grow.