Leo Sun/ Aquarius Super Full Moon


Leo

We Are All Star-dust

July 20: Mercury turns direct 11:22 AM PDT (13º Cancer)
July 20-23: Grand Trine in Water: Mars/Jupiter – Saturn – Neptune (5º Cancer-Scorpio-Pisces)
July 22: Full Moon 11:15 AM PDT (0º06’ Aquarius-Leo); SuperMoon
July 22: Mars conjunct Jupiter (6º Cancer)
July 26-August 12: Lions Gate
July 27: Sun square Saturn (5º Leo-Scorpio)
July 27-31: T-Square: Mars-Pluto-Uranus (9-13º Can-Cap-Aries)
July 28: Sun square Aprill 25 Lunar Eclipse point (6º Leo)
July 29: Grand Sextile

As I write Mercury is going direct, a time when we usually wipe our foreheads and say “Wow we made it!” Yes, maybe like me, you can catch up on a pile of communications. There’s a but here, so much is going on the dizzying feeling of astral vertigo will still feel as if we’re on a tilt a whirl, or better yet a water slide, because  from July 20-23 there is  a Grand Trine in Water: Mars/Jupiter – Saturn – Neptune (5º Cancer-Scorpio-Pisces). Aw it is this pyramid of collective compassion gives a point of reflection as we approach the power of the July 22: Full Moon 11:15 AM PDT (0º06’ Aquarius-Leo); SuperMoon, smack in the middle of the sacred triangle. Followed quickly by Mars conjunct Jupiter in Cancer.

This is what is concerning me: these two great  mythic gods together can cause overinflated self-worth and rash action and reactions. “With great power comes great respons-ability” (Spiderman’s Uncle). Our ability to respond with wisdom and clarity is being tested. Have we gone to sleep just because we made it through 2012?

Many of us are being called upon to send prayers to those around us who are in need as we do remember the first half of the Metta Meditation is:

” 1.  May I be safe and protected. 2.  May I be peaceful and happy. 3.  May I be healthy and strong.4.  May I have ease of well being (and accept all the conditions of the world). This is followed by our prayers for others. This healing practice of taking good care of yourself will keep the inflation down  nd the over reaction to a minimum. After all the Sun is entering the sign of self.

“Leo is the soloist; Aquarius is the choir. How are we doing our part? What are we adding to the cosmic chorus? This is also the third of three SuperMoons in a row, where the Moon is at perigee (closest to the Earth), greatly intensifying the full moon’s gravitational and electromagnetic effects on the Earth and all its inhabitants.

Leo represents the journey of discovering and expressing our light, our essence, our true self. The ruler of Leo is the Sun, the star at the center of our solar system, symbolizing the spiritual truth that each of us is a star, a spark of the divine. Leo challenges us to find our center, our core truth around which everything else in our life must pivot. The image of the lion reflects the depths of devotion and courage which Leo asks of us. It takes courage to listen to our heart. It takes willpower to walk our own path and not be herded onto someone else’s. It takes resolve to live the life we were meant to live.” Stephanie Austen Eco Astrologer

Back to our communication planet, Mercury, cojunting Mars then Chiron:

“The Sabian symbol for Mercury as it stations, and in this Full Moon configuration, is “A very old man facing a vast dark space to the northeast.” This speaks of archetypal inner understanding, a place within that is ever present, ever pointing to the creative void that the Buddhists speak of, the place of spiritual understanding and dawning enlightenment. We all know this place, perhaps consciously, perhaps with the intuition corresponding to our higher selves.

It is comforting seeing this symbol come up in this Mercury degree, which, along with Mercury‘s current connection to Chiron, helps us to recognize and to know ourselves at the deepest possible level where we oftentimes dwell. This is our inner knowing that we can tap into when we need to, and that will always serve us well; the level of Spirit moving through us, toward its ultimately unimaginable destination”. AstroGraph.com

I pass this on with the love and  the understanding that, as I read and write these words, they are what I need to hear as much as I need to share, because we are all star-dust!

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New Moon in Cancer: A Time to Widen Our Definition of Family


New Moon in Cancer or Moon Child

New Moon in Cancer or Moon Child

Quick reminder Mercury is retrograde now through July 20th.

July 8th both the Sun and the Moon will be in the sign of Cancer reminding us of the family come from but also that we belong to the family of humankind. What better way to be reminded that we are all connected than through music.

 Since 2004 Play For Change has been going around the world recording musicians.

“The project started in 2004 with the organization’s self-described goal to “inspire, connect, and bring peace to the world through music”. The creators of the project, Mark Johnson and Enzo Buono, traveled around the world to places including New Orleans, Barcelona, South Africa, India, Nepal, the Middle East and Ireland. Using mobile recording equipment, the duo recorded local musicians performing the same song, interpreted in their own style. Among the artists participating or openly involved in the project are Vusi Mahlasela, Louis Mhlanga, Clarence Bekker, Tal Ben Ari (Tula), Bono, Keb’ Mo’, David Broza, Manu Chao and Grandpa Elliott.” Wikipedia

Stephanie Austin writes this: New Moon in Cancer symbolizing how we ultimately learn that we are a child of the universe, and that we all belong to the family of humankind. The word “matter” comes from the Sanskrit root for “mother”; Cancer also reminds us of the importance of honoring matter as mother, that all aspects of the material world are sacred, including our physical body and the Earth on which we live. As the first water sign, Cancer represents the development and monitoring of our emotional body. Feelings provide essential feedback, signaling what is healthy or harmful. When we disregard our feelings, we lose the vital information they offer, and we succumb to overeating, overspending, and overworking. This new moon calls us to widen our definition of family and further develop our emotional literacy. For valuable tips, visit http://karlamclaren.com/emotional-vocabulary-page/

Important Dates:
July 3: Sun square Uranus (12º Cancer-Aries)
July 7: Saturn turns direct (5º Scorpio)
July 8: New Moon 12:14 AM PDT (16º Cancer)
July 13: Mars enters Cancer
July 17: Uranus stations retrograde (13º Aries)
July 17-19: Jupiter-Saturn-Neptune grand trine (5º Cancer-Scorpio-Pisces)
July 20: Mercury turns direct (13º Cancer)
July 20-23: Mars-Saturn-Neptune grand trine (5º Cancer-Scorpio-Pisces)

For more music and inspiration please go to my daily blog Light Words.

An Easter Tradition


keep traditions alive

one Easter traditions

Every year the first thing on Easter morning I tell

The Easter Story

What do you get when you pour boiling water down a rabbit hole?

Hot cross bunnies!

Welcome to my world!  What is your Easter Tradition?

How convenient tomorrow is April Fools Day!!!!!!!!

New Moon In Libra is About The Art of Living


The Autumn New Moon

This day October 15 is when the Venus Ruled Moon and Sun  seem to share the same spot in in the sky. We ask us to love one another, find common ground, tend and befriend acknowledge and find in our hearts anything that we as individuals would consider a female principal.  There is a Shaker song that goes something like this:

“When all things pass away, Music and joy shall live, music and joy shall live, never to die.” 

As a meditation for this new moon choose what you desire to live on… music and love, love and friends… Don’t worry about the rhythm because whatever we do we make it up as we go along…

Life While-You-Wait.
Performance without rehearsal.
Body without alterations.
Head without premeditation.

I know nothing of the role I play.
I only know it’s mine. I can’t exchange it.

I have to guess on the spot
just what this play’s all about.

Ill-prepared for the privilege of living,
I can barely keep up with the pace that the action demands.
I improvise, although I loathe improvisation.
I trip at every step over my own ignorance.
I can’t conceal my hayseed manners.
My instincts are for happy histrionics.
Stage fright makes excuses for me, which humiliate me more.
Extenuating circumstances strike me as cruel.

Words and impulses you can’t take back,
stars you’ll never get counted,
your character like a raincoat you button on the run ?
the pitiful results of all this unexpectedness.

If only I could just rehearse one Wednesday in advance,
or repeat a single Thursday that has passed!
But here comes Friday with a script I haven’t seen.
Is it fair, I ask
(my voice a little hoarse,
since I couldn’t even clear my throat offstage).

You’d be wrong to think that it’s just a slapdash quiz
taken in makeshift accommodations. Oh no.
I’m standing on the set and I see how strong it is.
The props are surprisingly precise.
The machine rotating the stage has been around even longer.
The farthest galaxies have been turned on.
Oh no, there’s no question, this must be the premiere.
And whatever I do
will become forever what I’ve done.

~ Wislawa Szymborska ~

Augest 1st Brings One Powerful Full Moon


 

The Sun and the Moon rise and set at the same time on the Full Moon.

It is not every month that begins with a rousing Full Moon.

Therefore, be ready to receive a wave of enlightening vibrations at 8:29PM PDT when the Full Moon (activating 11 degrees of Leo and Aquarius) arrives with full force. There is a reminder that you can increase the value of your investments via out-of-the-box thinking and tapping into ingenious ideas.

Shortly before the Full Moon takes place It is a time to think about cutting edge of alternative medicine and holistic healing. When the Full Moon strikes, individual and group meditations are encouraged. Send out your positive thoughts and prayers to help the needy and disenfranchised.

Think more about your higher destiny as a human soul than about fulfilling lower-level desires. Additionally golden opportunities for advancement across the board abound overnight — courtesy of a constructive, 60-degree contact from the Sun to Jupiter (forming exactly at 2:57AM PDT tomorrow).

Thank you Care 2 Astrology for exact times.

Get Ready as Uranus and Mercury Shake Things Up


Friday the 13th May Earn It’s Reputation This Month

Life on planet Earth may be Jarring even upside down but try to stay serene.

Jarring of nerves is always the case when either Uranus or Mercury becomes virtually motionless from the Earth’s vantage point. With both of these celestial bodies on the verge of stopping  – it is likely that a strong array of tensions are filling up the psychic atmosphere during the next few days. Lavish praise on dear ones and anyone who helps you stay serene and stable when the chips are down. Get set for some early morning shocks, surprises as well as insights since Uranus will be pausing at 2:50AM PDT Friday July 13 (activating 9 degrees of Aries). Expecting the unexpected is advised.

Next back up July 14 Mercury’s turn to halt at 13 degrees of Leo (7:16PM PDT) and begin a three-week retrograde cycle that lasts until August 7.  Back up the Back up! Because Mercury is in charge of all things communication and travel and Uranus rules electronics and new inventions,  so be advise your patience may be tested with all things mechanical that help you get around in this virtual world and on the high way of life. Be kind to your IPhone she’s not out to get you.

In the mean time the fractious alignment Pluto square Uranus is in full swing.  Change, Change, Change is the norm for everyday life and there will be no going back to the “good old days”.

Much of the information is from care2 Astrology

Also read my daily blog at Light Words to keep you grounded for 2012.

If you need explanations of how these aspects are affecting your life I can be reached for an Astrology reading at carolisle@earthlink.net

Blessings All

Carol

A Health View of Retro Mercury


A Period of Reflecting

A helpful guide through the next few weeks for one and all.  From We’moon

“Mercury  Went Retrograde March 12th

Mercury, planetary muse and mentor of our mental and communicative lives, appears to reverse its course three or four times a year. We may benefit from less stress when it retrogrades by making allowances for a symbolic “sleep cycle.”

These periods give us permission to pause and go back over familiar territory, reflecting and giving second thoughts to dropped projects or miscommunications. Breakdowns can help us attend to the safety of mechanical and mobility modes. It’s time to “recall the now” of the past and pay attention to underlying issues. Leave matters that lock in future commitments until Mercury goes direct.”