Monday, July 6, 2015

Astrology Forecast for Creatives | Week of July 6th | Preparing to CHOOSE

We kick off this week with our Cancer Sun (all about our security) opposing Pluto; retrograde in Capricorn.

This is going to pull some of us back to that March 20th eclipse.

Pluto clears out what is not working, worn out and dysfunctional. It sounds like this would be the stuff we would want to let go of anyway, but life is not always so simple. Sometimes this stuff needs to be pried from our cold, dead fingers and actually Pluto rules death and can oblige this, too.

(hopefully it won't come to that though!)

The United States has a Cancer Sun - we just celebrated USA's birthday on Saturday. 

Pluto in Capricorn, the sign of stability, our foundations, power, and the polarity of Cancer, has given us a national Pluto opposition since 2008 and continues until 2023. 

The country and its institutions are being tested for flaws in its character. If the flaws are deep, the institutions will fall. Fate will be the judge of any weakness here. Lies can be disastrous. Shortcuts will not work. The last time Pluto was in Capricorn we had the American Revolution.

For each of us personally, this is a time we can clearly see our self defeating behaviors. We will feel a need to take control over our lives. For everyone, but especially those who carry a strong Plutonion signature, there will be power struggles. 

We are learning how to wield our own power and  find the balance between standing up for our own rights and not imposing our will onto other people. It is a difficult polarity to balance.

This week we have Pluto making this opposition with the Sun allowing us to see clearly some dark corners we would probably rather not look at. There may be ulterior motives and secrets and power struggles. We may have to put some of our energy (Sun) into Pluto themes - debt, inheritance, taxes, insurance, other people's money. Next Sunday, the Sun will square Uranus and whatever needs to break free, probably will. Uranus will allow us to move on and make the necessary choices. There may be some security rattling with this one.

We have to do what we have to do now. If you know you need to do it, just do it. Whatever we find ourselves avoiding now is what we need to move on from BUT this is our Saturn summer to clean stuff up. Do what you have to do first.

On Tuesday Mercury's final aspect in Gemini is an inconjunct to Saturn (retrograde in Scorpio) so there will be some communication, meeting, offer related to someone older or more established maybe or related to our goals or something financial, sexual, maybe divorce, mortality, reproductive issues, or third party stuff. We will need to be flexible here. The Moon is in Aries so we get a little of that warrior energy to work with and we have the Cancer Sun to proceed with love and compassion.

On Wednesday Mercury moves into Cancer so our communications and conversations get more emotional. Home, real estate, renovations, security might be our focus. We focus on our inner circle now - old friends and family require more of our energy and give us more of theirs.

Venus is moving toward her long, upcoming retrograde. If you have any beautification projects planned - don't wait too long. In 2 weeks she will be retrograde and that will not be a good time for a new hair color, paint color, you name it. You will just have to re-do it later. Don't do anything new and permanent beauty related with Venus retro!

Venus has three meet-ups with Jupiter - expansion (7/1, 8/4, and 10/25) and three squares with Saturn - retraction (7/14, 8/5, 10/10).  She’s in Leo for most of this encouraging our heart to choose the road ahead! We are starting a new twelve year expansion and abundance cycle with Jupiter and a new eight year love and values cycle with Venus AT THE SAME TIME - this is why we need to be doing what we love now!

Ponder back to the Augusts of 2007, 1999, 1991 and 1983 to see new Venus chapters have brought you in the past! We only get Jupiter and Venus cycles together every 24 years so let's make this one count. This summer is our time to get it all together so we can move forward in the fall! xo all

Sunday, July 5, 2015


I hope everyone had a nice holiday weekend - I did, but now need to play catch-up. How is it always Sunday night? Going to be late with the creative forecast - a heads up that the week could be a wee bit challenging.

We have Venus building to a square with Saturn this week - asking us "is this what you really love?" - we also have a lot of Cancer stuff (home, family, renovations, security) preparing us for the New Moon in Cancer next week.

Conversations and communications are going to get more emotional when Mercury goes into Cancer mid-week.

Back tomorrow night with more info - with any luck! xo all

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Happy FULL MOON Day to Jumpstart July!

Tonight we have the Full Moon in Capricorn I wrote about in my last post Astrology Forecast for Creatives HERE

Spend time outdoors today, tonight and tomorrow!

We also have Venus and Jupiter conjunct in Leo (where is Leo 22 degrees in your chart?) - we could see them a couple days ago here. We have clouds today but maybe you can see everything where you are. Even if they are not visible be assured they are still out there doing their thing!

We start July with a Full Moon and we will end July with another one - making this a very emotional month!

Remember Full Moon's illuminate and throw light into hidden corners. With the Venus / Jupiter conjunction in Leo the spaces in our life we are making choices out of love (Venus, Leo) are going to expand (Jupiter) now. The spaces where we are denying our passion and stepping back from our personal power and responsibility because of fear will be revealed to us, too.

If our life energy is locked in an unconscious fear pattern we will continually self sabotage in order to stay safe. Know that whatever shows up for us now is what we need to work through to evolve. We need to be patient with ourselves and with life. July is going to be a time of preparation.

xo all

My Cancer Aromatherapy Locket featuring the adorable illustrations of Oksana Grivina is on sale now for all those Cancer Birthdays!

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Astrology Forecast for Creatives | Week of June 29th | Love WINS
This week is all about - LOVE (yes, it totally wins), CREATIVE PROJECTS, CHILDREN and FUN.

Yes, I'm shouting - it's that kind of week! Whatever we have going on in these areas is where we want to focus our energy for the most support.

We saw the preview of the power of this building Venus and Jupiter in Leo period (the first one aspecting Jupiter trining Uranus) - with the Supreme Court (Jupiter rules legal issues, the media, weddings) supporting marriage for everyone (Venus rules love and our values and Leo rules true love and pride).  

This is the summer of love and we are only just beginning!!
Monday and Tuesday are great days to get alot of work done. The Moon goes void Tuesday afternoon so that's not a good time to start anything new.

On Wednesday, Venus officially unites with Jupiter in Leo adding positivity and expansion to our Venus ruled love, money, and values. And since Venus rules Libra, currently ruling our North Node - it will make it easier to work with other people to get what we want. Win wins will be everywhere. The caveat is we must have skin in the game and commit our heart to this journey.

Whatever that important news was we got last week when Mercury finally cleared his shadow will act as an invitation to pull our story forward. Mercury moves 10 degrees in the next week so communications and information is zipping along. With Mercury full steam ahead we are as clear as we are going to get right now about what is coming next. If we are unclear we can go back to what we used to love and do that. Doing what we love pulls everyone forward now.

We have a Full Moon on Wednesday/Thursday in Capricorn. This is the culmination of the New Moon from January when we set our New Year resolutions. Where are we with that? Things feel quite different now, huh?

This Moon opposes Mars and the planet of war has just moved into emotional Cancer so likely the stuff that is culminating from the beginning of the year will involve some kind of competition and likely some kind of angst. I know we are so over competition.

Mars though, still likes a good head to head, and since he is one of our personal planets he hits our personal lives as well as the world at large with this one. It's OK we are up to it. Lots of fire to work with. Remember the dream doesn't have to be BIG. It just has to be OURS (think Leo in your chart!). Focus any potential disappointment or anger toward our next move. We've got this thing. It's not a race - we are in no hurry.

We have a Cancer Sun now so are all burning Cancer fuel (this is the time of year we all get to see what it feels like to be the tender bellied crab). The Sun trines Neptune retrograde in Pisces on Thursday, too.  

So that Full Moon culminating our Capricorn ambition will be fueled by our emotions (Cancer) and our dreams (Neptune) making the most impractical suddenly quite practical.

Remember we have all working that North Node (where we are going) in Libra and South Node (where we've been) in Aries for the past year and we have been shown why we need those pesky 'other people' and the ways going it alone just doesn't work for us. The Full Moon squares the Nodes so whatever it brings to light will move this part of our story forward, too.

Saturn is back in Scorpio through mid September so something from December (when he moved into Sagittarius) comes back around and (if you are old enough), think back to the summer of 1984 and what story we were working with then! If music helps with memories (it does me) think - Springsteen : Dancing in the Dark, Lauper : Time After Time and all the music from Footloose!

xo all