Weekly Weather July 27, 2015
Happiness is what greases the wheels of life. It’s also what opens the floodgates, marshals the forces, commands the elements, raises the sun, aligns the stars, beats your heart, heals what hurts, turns the page, makes new friends, finds true love, calls the shots, waves the wand, connects the dots, feeds your mind, frees your soul, rocks the world, and pays compound interest.
Yeah, so easy to forget. Tut~ the Universe!
And then there are weeks like this! Saturn is simply EVERY WHERE as he slows to station and turn direct. We are having SATURNnado ~ a TORNADO of Saturn rolling through our life as he stops in the sky. He’s gonna swirl us! Get ready!
I was out on Fire Island last week and attended my first SharkNADO party!! My friend Mary Ellen, co-owner of Houser’s Bar, in Ocean Beach, talked about the phenomenon of sharks caught in Tornados, flying through the sky to land on top of you and eat you up. They are called SHARKnados! I went to my first SharkNADO party ~ complete with a hammer head shark that tried to eat me!
In sitting down to write this week’s column, the image of SATURN-NADO kept coming to me~ Saturn swirling around our life, in a huge tornado of energy, working with us, challenging us, swirling us, questioning, pushing, depressing, pulling and in general getting buffeted all around and about by the big guy as he stops at the last degrees of Scorpio! I mentioned the recurring image to Rose Kearns, my assistant. She called her fiancé, Jesus Ward who created the Saturn-NADO image above. Jesus does brilliant work! He’s also the photographer who took my headshot and eliminated my double chin! Check him out at JESUSNYC.com.
In the meantime, EACH OF US are going to have a sit down with Saturn this week (or next) as he stops in Scorpio and shifts direction to begin moving forward. The moment of truth is here. What have you learned since he enter Scorpio in October 2012? Where has your life taken you? What has died? What has transformed? What have you learned about the deep, dark space of Scorpio in your chart and your life? Scorpio in the growing season is when everything dies due the killing frost. The leaves fall off the trees. We can see the houses, hidden all summer by foliage, now that the trees are undressed. Where were you undressed in your life? Where did you die? Scorpio is when the egg and the sperm get together and make a baby… they both die and are transformed into a new life. Where were you transformed into a new life? The eighth house is the psychological issues we create in our own psyches from our parents’ and society’s teachings. What psychological issues have you been grappling with the past two and a half years? What is the space of growth? What have you outgrown? What emotional swamps have you spent two years of your life swimming through? Get clear on all these questions. And love the unresolved spaces.
During this week (or next) Saturn is going to come and have a chat with you. He’s going to ask and expect you to answer some or all of the questions above. Be ready when he arrives!!
Raised a Catholic, there is a sacrament called Confirmation which is offered between ages 14 to 16. You become confirmed, take a new name and are now a Soldier for Christ. You go through a year of training to be able to answer ANY question you are asked about your faith by the Bishop when he comes to confirm you and your fellow soldiers. The Bishop also can slap you in the face to see if you are tough enough to ‘take it’ for Christ. I was a neurotic mess ~ what if I didn’t know the answer to the questions asked of me? What if I got slapped and I cried? Or fell over because he hit me too hard? Back when Jesus was crucified, he rose from the dead and confirmed all the apostles. The Holy Spirit came into the apostles and landed on their heads in the form of a small fire! The apostles went out into the world to soldier on for Christ and carry the message of salvation to the world. What if the Holy Spirit didn’t come to me? What if the Holy Spirit DID come to me and my hair caught on fire!? (I am a very literal Virgo!) Worry. Worry. Worry. Well, the Bishop didn’t hit me. I knew the answer to all the questions because I had studied! My hair remained nicely in place with no noticeable singes and no flames I could discern! It was a piece of cake.
This week, Saturn is coming to confirm that you are ready to go on to Sagittarius. He might slap you. He’s definitely going to ask you some tough questions. Be ready. You can do it. You’ve worked mighty hard these past few years to get where you are today. You’re ready to go forward to the next adventure ~ promised by the mutable, firelight of Sagittarius. Literally, the fire of the Vision after the death of Scorpio. The resurrection so to speak. Get ready. Big week. If your hair catches on fire, it will grow back!
Venus retrogrades back into Leo on Friday until October. She’s approaching a square with Saturn (SLOWLY APPROACHING!!) We are crystal clear about what we love. If we have any doubts, we see things we never saw before. No more partnering with drama, limitations or crazy. We are DONE! We are crystal clear about what we want to playfully and lovingly create and how we want to love. 2015. Venus clears her shadow on October 9, 2015 and enters Virgo again Venus continues to unite with the freedom impulse as she works with Stationing Uranus and stationing Saturn. Expect shocks, excitement, financial reversals, changes, shifts and money action around the areas in your chart ruled by the Goddess of Love (Taurus and Libra houses).
Big break up and leaving aspects for the next two weeks due to Saturn’s station and squares to Jupiter and Venus. Plus Jupiter is about to leave Leo and go into Virgo where he is much more sober and hard working. We will dissolve partnerships that seemed very solid, stable and reliable to the outside world. Let go gracefully. Bless them. Thank them. Move on.
Venus retrograde continues to dance with Jupiter. The two bright stars in the western sky just after sunset are Venus and Jupiter. Venus is very close to earth and our hearts asking us to make a heart choice. If you ARE clear, chose from depths of your heart towards the path with the most love for yourself and the others involve. Unfortunately, it can be a hard choice because your heart choice may go counter to what the world wants or asks you to do. It is the choice of your soul. Honor your soul. You are ABOUT to start a new 8 year heart cycle with Venus in a few weeks (August 15)~ which means we evaluate the last 8 years of our heart’s path over the next few weeks. Think back to the previous Augusts of 2007, 1999, 1991, 1983, 1975, and 1967 to see your heart path of Venus unfolding across your life!
Mars is in Cancer until August 8 so every 2 ½ days, we are going to change our work and actions. This week Mars answers to Moon in Sagittarius Monday and Tuesday and gets a great deal accomplished even if scattered projects are strewn all over the place! Capricorn Moon Tuesday afternoon, Wednesday and most of Thursday make Mars productive and serious about career, authority, standing and direction. Expect this to be when Saturn sits you down for a serious conversation as he prepares to station and start moving direct. Moon in Aquarius makes Mars detach and take a stern, sober and detached look at situations Thursday night, Friday and Saturday while Pisces Moon makes Mars all dreamy, emotional, sentimental and drippy Saturday night and Sunday.
Void Moons in the Week Ahead: When the Moon is Void, it is wise to avoid making important decisions as they tend to be unrealistic, and subject to false starts, errors or unexpected hassles. Avoid being concerned with things beyond your spiritual center. It is time for subjective, spiritual and non-materialistic concerns. Kick back, let life flow, and center yourself. Connect into your essential oneness with the Universal Forces.
Moon is in Sagittarius.
Moon goes void Trine to Jupiter on Tuesday, July 28, 2015 at 09:37:40 am EDT.
Moon Enters Capricorn on Tuesday, July 28, 2015 at 02:48:35 pm EDT.
Moon is void most of Tuesday.
Moon goes void Sextile to Saturn on Thursday, July 30, 2015 at 02:51:06 pm EDT.
Moon Enters Aquarius on Thursday, July 30, 2015 at 05:41:11 pm EDT.
Moon is void Thursday afternoon.
Moon goes void opposite Venus on Saturday, August 1, 2015 at 06:03:30 pm EDT.
Moon Enters Pisces Saturday, August 1, 2015 at 06:37:19 pm EDT.
Moon goes void trine to Saturn.
The Full Moon chart at 10:55 Aquarius on Friday culminates the journey and story begun when the New Moon took place at January 30, 2014 at 10:55 Aquarius. The opening Quarter was October 30, 2014 at 7:36 Aquarius and the final quarter will be April 29, 2016 at 10:13 Aquarius. Larger projects that take place over the 2 ½ year lunar phase correspond to the 4 phases of development of the Sun and Moon. This week we come to understand the back and forth energy of a Full Moon. Called a Blue Moon (because there are TWO of them in Calendar Month) the Moon foreshadows the shift of Jupiter into Virgo. Financial, emotional, work and career issues swing forward, briefly, to encourage you to expand.
The Sabian Image for the Aquarius Moon is BEAUTIFULLY GOWNED WAX FIGURES ON DISPLAY.
Lynda Hill’s interpretation of the Sabian Image is:
Commentary: ‘Beautifully Gowned Wax Figures on Display’ pictures a situation of the enjoyment, even the glorifying, of physical beauty, shape and form. When we see ‘Beautifully Gowned Wax Figures’ it can be rather startling, as we may get caught out for a moment, thinking they are real flesh and blood. These ‘Wax Figures’ can be like “mannequins” in a store window or they can be people who fuss and care about how they look more than care how they relate as real human beings.
Oracle: It is not enough to just look and play a part; we must know and live that part as well. Although there may be the desire to present one’s self in a beautiful and manicured way, it is also necessary to know how to “walk your talk”. Being well rehearsed and fully aware of fulfilling one’s role can lead to people being pleased and impressed with this ‘Display’. This Symbol can also show elements of a situation that are too superficial, driven externally by society or events, or have only been allowed to have a shallow influence. Something, or someone, may look good on the outside for some time, but what’s truly going on inside? Are issues of ‘Beauty’ involved, here? Or “heart-less-ness”? There’s often the choice of hiding one’s internal feelings in a display of elegance, beauty or fashion, however, being stiff, uncaring and robotic can lead to people being alienated or disillusioned. External appearances need the heart’s warmth to give life; is warmth missing in this situation? If there’s plenty of substance involved, the display of ‘Beauty’ will bring nothing but good.
Keywords: Setting standards. Exemplars of social ritual. Superficial values on display. Superficial beauty or avatars of fashion? Not showing true feelings. Beauty salons, modeling. Judging a book by its cover. No substance. Pretty on the outside. Positions of power and privilege that feel unreal. Models. Beauty and its allure. Store dummies. Money spent on appearances. Always having to look good.
The Caution: Putting on a false front. Expecting to be noticed. Acting “wooden” about something. Not contributing anything of real value. Beauty that has no “voice”. Store dummies. Lack of depth and integrity. Fake responses. Acting for social acceptance. Bloodless realities. Lifeless figures. Obsession with beauty and fashion.
In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different. Coco Chanel
One should either be a work of art, or wear a work of art. Oscar Wilde
People see you as an object, not as a person, and they project a set of expectations onto you. People who don’t have it think beauty is a blessing, but actually it sets you apart. Candice Bergen
Fashion is a potency in art, making it hard to judge between the temporary and the lasting. E. C. Stedman
Nothing’s beautiful from every point of view. Horace
Clothes make the man. Latin Proverb
It is an interesting question how far men would retain their relative rank if they were divested of their clothes. Henry David Thoreau
Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence in society. Mark Twain
You may turn into an archangel, a fool, or a criminal; no one will see it. But when a button is missing, everyone sees that. Erich M. Remarque
The Sabian Image for the Sun in Leo is AN ACTIVIST IS STIRRING UP DISCONTENT BY SPREADING HIS REVOLUTIONARY IDEALS.
Lynda Hill’s interpretation of the image is:
Commentary: ‘An Activist is Stirring up Discontent by Spreading his Revolutionary Ideals’. He has had some enlightening or disturbing insight into what’s going on in society. He wants people to listen to his message and, probably, influence and change their way of thinking. The ‘Activist’ feels that he has the answers to how life should really be and what rights people are entitled to. To some people, his beliefs, or his radical ways, may be somewhat confronting and threatening to their everyday lives. To others, his ‘Ideals’ may fit in with what they’ve wanted in their own lives; he can be a beacon calling out for action. His message can be challenging, stirring or misleading.
Oracle: Society often looks down on those who have bright and burning ideas of revolution, when in reality they should perhaps be thanked for having the vision, or foresight, to see the need for these revisions. On the other hand, somebody may be forcing their ideas on others – what one person thinks is not always right for others. And, of course, ‘Activists’ are not always spreading useful, or practical, ideas. They can be extremist and unrealistic. The striving for the ideals of equality for all in society tends to be more relevant to those in a disadvantaged position. Those who live safely within the comfort of society rarely rebel against what’s happening; however, there are exceptions to this. There may indeed be the need for a change to the status quo. This must come from someone who is prepared to sacrifice personal comfort in order to remain true to his or her ideals and fight for the common good. You may feel that you have had enough of the situation and that you have no power. If so, you probably need to enlist the support of others if you wish to succeed. It is through the promise of equality that power will be won.
Keywords: Unwavering and unbending intellect. Burning passions. Revolutionary ideals. Change for the sake of change. Making one’s ideas and passions known. Standing on a soapbox. Greenpeace and other radical groups. Anti-capitalism. Entrepreneurs. Working hard to wake others up. Challenging authority. Demonstrations. Placards. Rejecting oppression. Soapboxes.
The Caution: Political brainwashing. Finding things to be dissatisfied with. Extremism. Religious fundamentalists. Street preachers. Cult leaders. Terrorism. Breeding hate. Challenging powerful institutions. Propaganda. Animosity.
If you don’t stand for something, you will fall for anything. Chinese proverb
A man may be poorly dressed and penniless, yet his burning desire can bring him the opportunity of his lifetime. E Barnes
There is nothing more difficult to take in hand, more perilous to conduct or more uncertain in its success than to take the lead in the introduction of a new order of things. Niccolo Machiavelli
The people must fight for their laws as for their walls. Heraclitus
The first duty of a revolutionist is to get away with it. Abbie Hoffman
I hate the idea of causes, and if I had to choose between betraying my country and betraying my friend, I hope I should have the guts to betray my country. E. M. Forster
A man is sometimes lost in the dust of his own raising. David Ruggles
All movements go too far. Bertrand Russell
Moon day Monday July 27, 2015 Moon is in Sagittarius and goes void Trine to Jupiter. Today we get a great deal accomplished as Moon has a wonderful closing aspect to Jupiter. We can have all sorts of excess. Health matters can spiral out of control quickly so address them. Poseidon stations to go direct so fluids, leaks and Neptune are part of the story. Jupiter’s biquintile to the South Node offers easy solutions to difficult or stressing problems. Mercury’s inconjunct to Neptune suggests more emotions that need to be addressed and worked with. Lots of fluid ~ tears, water build up, leaks, humidity, tears, etc. Take a different approach to situations this evening.
Mars’s day Tuesday July 28, 2015 Moon is in Sagittarius and goes void Trine to Jupiter at 09:37:40 am EDT. Moon Enters Capricorn at 02:48:35 pm EDT. Moon is void most of Tuesday. The early part of the day is quite productive and fun. The later part of the day, the Capricorn Moon part pushes us to take a serious approach as Moon sextiles Saturn for the closing aspect. Mars in Cancer is exalted by rulership answering to that Cappy Moon so you can get oodles of things accomplished today, tomorrow and Thursday. Lots of tossing and turbulent dreams last night are part of the clearing and releasing action of Saturn as he slows to station and turn direct. Clear, clear, clear! Mercury and Juno encourage a new kind of partnership that feels more authentic. Mercury’s union with Hygeia kicks up the healing energy. As Saturn’s station energy starts to be felt today, we can expect lots of departures as he stations at the last degrees of Scorpio. He’s helping all sorts of thing get OUTTA HERE with his SaturnNADO energy! Mercury’s quintile to Admetos gives information about endings or situations that you don’t much want to hear. Mercury is telling the truth!
Wednesday Mercury’s day July 29, 2015 Moon is in Capricorn and goes void Sextile to Saturn making today exceptionally productive and busy, if a bit depressing. Uranus has a unique approach to a matter involving the heart. Listen to his sage advice. Mercury’s working with Pallas to help you see things in a new and different way… allow for the heavens to illuminate the situation and cast a different light or suggest a new approach. Mars connects with Hades taking us on a short tour of the underworld. Saturn is building his energy ~ unfinished business escalates as we are asked to be responsible and deal with the bigger picture of our life. Mercury’s aspect to Black Moon Lilith invites us to not be subservient but to speak our truth no matter what. Astraea squares the Nodes and offers a healing opportunity to all involved. Staying and partnering or moving on and going your own way, it IS always your option and choice. Which path offers the greater healing opportunity? Go that way! Own your stuff. Moon’s aspects to Neptune and Pluto point out how the situation began way back when! Now that you understand the ORIGIN of the triangles, deception, illusions and drama, you don’t have to continue to play the game anymore. So stop playing. Or take the game to a NEW level and go for it all out! Again, your call about how to proceed. Where do you want to spend you one precious life? Or more importantly, what feeds your heart path and which direction do you have to go to find, create or live it? Sun has a stressed out, action taking aspect around the wound that serves our soul. Chiron in Pisces invites you to embrace abandonment, orphan-hood and aloneness (for the moment at least) to feel that existential angst that only a conscious, sentient being can feel. Commit to yourself or others this morning about your new understanding and vision for what comes next. Clear out old, dusty, shopworn or not useful items that take up your time and clutter up your life. If you don’t love it, lose it. Mars squares Eris so the siblings of war, discord and anger are fighting. It makes for a tough energy today as Saturn’s upcoming station continues to build energetic tension. Mercury’s inconjunct to Pluto promises you won’t be understood so save your breath and figure out what your next plan is. Time to shift the energy and move forward.
Jupiter’s Day Thursday July 30, 2015 Moon in Capricorn goes void Sextile to Saturn at 02:51:06 pm EDT. Moon Enters Aquarius at 05:41:11 pm EDT and is void Thursday afternoon. Wild dreams last night kind of shook your insides loose. Think SATURNnado! A tornado of Saturn energy flying through your world wrapping up and changing things forever. Time to move toward a new group, family or tribe that inspires, welcomes or invites you. A great deal gets accomplished today with Capricorn Moon working productively with Saturn. Deep feelings surface from beneath the waves of your psyche, encouraging you to try again to shine. Mars aspect to Neptune can bring tears of happiness or sadness ~ both are very possible at the same time! Mercury argues with Saturn ~ watch for disagreements with authority figures that you don’t want to follow or be associated with any more. Time for you to be your own authority and take responsibility for the next chapter of your life. Is it possible that they don’t know what they are doing? Is it equally possible that you DO know what you are doing? Trust your gut! Follow your instincts.
Venus’ Day Friday July 31, 2015 Moon is in Aquarius and goes void opposite Venus at 06:03:30 pm EDT. Lots of separating and individuating energy today. You are not in the mood to ~ well just about ANYTHING! Just NOT in the MOOD. Saturn is pressing hard as he slows to stop. Dig deep into the emotional side of the energy. Venus retrogrades back into Leo until October after 10 days in perfectionist Virgo. She’s approaching a square to stationing Saturn and traveling with her buddy, Jupiter, who is also approaching a square to Saturn. Expect deep and perhaps difficult news over the next few days as Saturn turns to leave Scorpio behind for the next 27 years, until 2042!! He is so DONE with Scorpio and all that deep probing intensity and psychological stuff. Mercury presents you with a choice and perhaps a new offer of things to do as he forms stressful aspects with the Nodes of Fate. Kind of an over and done with it energy! Patterns in partnerships are shifting and changing before you very eyes. Blink and it is gone!
Saturn’s Day Saturday August 1, 2015 Moon in Aquarius goes void opposite Venus at 06:03:30 pm EDT. Moon Enters Pisces at 06:37:19 pm EDT and goes void trine to Saturn. Today is an amazingly busy day as Saturn stops in the sky. Deeply emotional, full of endings (and thus new beginnings), Saturn is pressing hard on our hearts and souls. Have we evolved? Did we figure out his lessons around merging, melding, transformation, death, taxes, sex, and the unspoken deep psychological issues in our hearts and souls. Dreams are again full of images with a tossing and turning night behind us. Sun’s arguing with Neptune about the nature of the dream you want to pursue. Do you REALLY need to spend more time on it? Can’t you just go DO IT? No whining. The moment of truth about the past two and a half years of your life is at hand. Saturn entered Scorpio in the fall of 2012. Now Saturn is ready to move into a new reality and sign off on all he’s learned and experienced since October 2012. Prepare for Saturn to sit you down and have a chat with you (he may have already HAD the chat with you) before he springs you free and lets you take off down the road to travel with him as he moves through Sagittarius. Moon’s opposition to Venus means on some level you can’t go back to the old ~ you see it differently ~ in a detached mode ~ now. That detachment lets you know what you can do and where you are heading next. The moment of truth is upon us. Deep sensitivity tonight as Moon enters Pisces for an emotional and sentimental few days. Heath matters demand your attention. Don’t ignore them!
Sun’s Day Sunday August 2, 2015 Moon is in Pisces and goes void trine to Saturn. Saturn stations and turns direct bright and early this morning at 28:16 Scorpio. Mercury and Pluto are encouraging you to take a bold new, evolutionary approach to things. Sun and Saturn stand at cross purposes to each other ~ straddling the declination. Dreams are full of important messages. Deep inside, deep, deep in your heart, you know what the right path is. Trust yourself. Follow that path. Don’t let fear, anxiety, shoulds or should nots, and all those other Saturn words (oppress, depress, repress,) hold you back any more! Saturn will WHOOSH forward now that he’s going direct so stand back as he’s going to gather quite a head of steam as he launches through the last degrees of the swamp and dives into the passion of Sagittarius! Venus and the Moon form a T-square with Saturn as Admetos opposes him. It truly is the end of things. Done, Finished, wrapped up! OVER! Next! Mercury’s trine to Uranus encourages you to take a bold new approach to the world and how you are part of it and his inconjunct to Chiron says enough with focusing on how you might be hurt or wounded if you DO take a bold new approach to the world.
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Anne’s Weekly Weather: SATURNADO!~!! Saturn stations for the last time in Scorpio and turns to go retrograde. We feel his station from Tuesday July 28 to Thursday August 6. The Full Moon in Aquarius ~ a blue moon ~ invites us to focus on groups in our lives and how they help us shine! Venus retrogrades back into Leo, approaching S L O W L Y a square to stationing Saturn in Scorpio. Jupiter in Leo is RAPIDLY approaching a square to Saturn. In general, the days are full of Saturn, Saturn, Saturn ~ expect lots of Saturn questions, conversations and endings as Saturn gets ready to leave Scorpio behind for another 27 years!
Access Astrology: Anne was on vacation. Heather was on the road. Mark was not able to sign in….ah Uranus station!
Scorpios Talking: Anne was on vacation and had no cell phone access.
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