Full Moon in sidereal Gemini/Sagittarius
“Piercing Gaze” detail of painting by Natalie Connell
With this week’s Full Moon, which stridently coincides with the annual Sun/Pluto opposition, we are launched into a very fiery period that will take us through the end of summer into early September. This Full Moon is embedded within two planetary fields (Mars and Pluto) that are associated with willfulness, combativeness, power grabs. There can be increased edginess all around, with heightened levels of anger, frustration, short tempers as both Sun and Mars are getting nearer and nearer to their annual conjunction on July 26. It is also an exceedingly athletic time for many, with records being shattered. If you recall, I mentioned in previous Star Signposts that we are immersed in a long-range conjunction of Pluto/Juno. This means many are experiencing ‘death’ or deep regeneration in regards to key partnerships. It’s all part of letting go of relationships and behaviors that are completing, preparing us for new alliances by the end of this year.
Find ways to stay cool, like eating more chlorophyll which literally cools the blood (green drinks, salads) or make a daily gallon of cucumber-mint water for your family to sip throughout the day (float thin slices of cucumber with sprigs of refreshing mint, refilling the water throughout the day, but making a fresh batch everyday). Spend extra time near water or doing water sports.
In addition, as Venus is currently transiting sidereal Taurus, it’s a supportive time to focus on finances or set intentions surrounding abundance and love. You will be richly rewarded if you stay positive and directed in your mind’s third eye, steering clear of fear or self doubt.
Thank you, Natalie, for the use of your beautiful paintings throughout this Star Signpost SolLunar Cycle. See Natalie’s Artist Statement at the end of this post.
ECLIPSE MINI-READINGS: I am offering mini-readings for $44 (a number associated with living your Mastery on Earth) from now until the end of August. In this short reading, I will let you know where this historic Solar Eclipse is taking place in your personal chart, which helps identify where and how these dynamic energies are encouraging you already, NOW, to step out of one life and into the next exciting phase. Please send me an email if that interests you. Thank you!
NOTE: I post twice a month, on the New Moon (which includes the two weeks of New Moon and First Quarter Moon) and on the Full Moon (which includes the two weeks of Full Moon and Last Quarter Moon). As you work with and within the natural flow of time and supportive cosmic energies of each unique SolLunar Cycle, you will find your life flow with more ease and grace. My interpretations and predictions are based on the true sidereal astronomical alignments. You can read about my unique way of interpreting astrology at this link: EarthWord SkyWord sidereal readings. Even NASA is onboard now with the sidereal zodiac!
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Here is a brief synopsis of the Full Moon characteristics that hold true to every Full Moon from my from my friend and sidereal colleague Nick Anthony Fiorenza at Lunar Planner.
“The Full Moon marks the point of coition in the lunar cycle, the climax, the point of excitement, a time of celebration. The day just after the Full Moon is a time for the realization of the theme to emerge, of what the activities of the first half of the lunar cycle, culminating into the enthusiasm of the Full Moon, are really about. Relax and allow this realization to occur. There is no need to force it as it surfaces on its own.”
Sat July 8 ~ Sun July 9
Full Moon: Sun/Mars in Gemini opposite Pluto/Moon in Sagittarius: This Full Moon is synched up with two planets (Mars and Pluto) associated with willfulness, combativeness, power grabs. There can be increased edginess all around, with heightened levels of anger, frustration, short tempers as well as record-breaking athletic accomplishments. Feelings may be bubbling to the surface that are hard to articulate, given the role of excavating Pluto. Try not to blow up your life, but find a place of witnessing and listening and rock-bottom honesty.
Moon in Sagittarius opposite Mars in Gemini: This aspect is exact on July 9, and can spark emotional outbursts, tense conversations, increased frustrations and flat-out hostility in some people. It’s a good idea to move this energy in physical activity so the eruptions are healthy outbursts.
Mars in Gemini quincunx Saturn in Scorpio: Some astrological aspects scream political intrigue, lies, diversionary tactics, and this is one of them. Both Gemini and Scorpio govern politics, keeping secrets, telling lies and revelatory journalism. Be a discerning news consumer, think for yourself, don’t be duped. It’s our only hope now, citizens trusting their own leadership of heart, and assuming the mantle of their leadership.
Mon July 10
Moon in Capricorn opposite Mercury in Cancer: Get organized on the home front or workspace with a desire to make things run more efficiently, while simultaneously creating a comfortable, cozy space to increase satisfaction and success. Bring flowers to the office, buy a more ergonomic chair, feng shui your space to enhance a state of relaxed productivity and well-being.
Tue July 11
Moon/South Lunar Node conjunction in Capricorn: Capricorn governs business, institutions, the logistical aspects of parenting, and taking exquisite care of one’s physical form. Today’s aspect can help you honestly examine past choices in regards to these arenas. Consider what works, what doesn’t work, what could be improved going forward.
Wed July 12
Mars enters sidereal Cancer: Some consider this to be a challenging transit for Mars (planet of outgoing action) as it heads into the sign of inward-looking Cancer, once every two years. It demands more honesty on the home front, requiring direct confrontation about what you’ve been avoiding. It’s a great transit to make improvements to land, real estate investments, gardens, and increases the desire to spend time at home with the family.
Venus in Taurus quincunx Juno in Sagittarius: Partnerships of all sorts explore questions of risk versus security. Will it be the same old routine or will you create opportunities for growth and adventure?
Moon/South Node in Aquarius opposite Vesta/North Node in Leo: When the Lunar Nodes are triggered by planetary objects, it seems to mark decisive turning points in our lives. This aspect addresses questions of commitments in friendships, creativity, community involvements, and the influence of dedicated, focused Vesta in Leo encourages confident action steps.
Thu July 13
Moon in Aquarius square Venus in Taurus: It’s a good day for a budget meeting or considering purchases thoughtfully before you decide to buy. There can be discussions about who will pick up the tab.
Moon/Neptune conjunction in Aquarius: This monthly conjunction shows up as a friendly helping hand or spiritual support from the community.
Fri July 14
Sun in Gemini quincunx Saturn in Scorpio: I repeat what I wrote above: Some astrological aspects scream political intrigue and denial, and this is one of them. Both Gemini and Scorpio govern politics, keeping secrets, telling lies, diversionary tactics and revelatory journalism. In America, Saturn in Scorpio symbolizes the hidden, ongoing political investigations by the FBI/CIA and Sun in Gemini symbolizes a free press chasing the story. Both Gemini and Scorpio are also about healing the shadow, within ourselves and our collective society. More information surfaces today, on the national front, or in your personal life.
Moon/Chiron conjunction in Pisces trine Mars in Cancer: This aspect can bring family wounds to the surface with a desire to forgive or openly discuss past grievances. It’s an aspect of compassionate action as well.
Sat July 15
Moon in Pisces opposite Jupiter in Virgo: This aspect takes place in the evening hours and can result in increased emotions of a more tearful nature. Excellent, too, for an exquisitely prepared meal (Virgo) pared with a fine beverage (Pisces).
Last Quarter Moon
“Sunrise on Moran” painting by Natalie Connell
Here is a description of the qualities of the Last Quarter Moon phase compliments of my friend and sidereal colleague, Nick Anthony Fiorenza at Lunar Planner:
“This phase completes with our Inner Needs surfacing to consciousness, to become aware of what is important to self and what is not. A sense of completion comes forth with a recognition that the past scenario has served its purpose and it is time to leave what is antiquated behind. Knowing now what our Truth is, it is time to consciously live it. Doing so provides a choice for others to also live theirs. Changing allows us to spiral to a new octave of experience—one that will eventually sprout in the next lunar cycle to come.”
Sun July 16
Last Quarter Moon: Sun in Gemini square Moon in Pisces: This monthly turning point helps us readjust our focus from where we have been to where we are heading next. You might feel confused by the tug of many choices. The emotional Moon in Pisces feels very differently about something than the analytical Sun in Gemini. Sit with the conundrum for a bit, embracing the totality of your options. Eventually the perfect choice will appear in the upcoming weeks.
Mercury in Cancer quincunx Pluto in Sagittarius: New information is surfacing in your consciousness or in our national politics, but you won’t be hearing about it yet due to the secretive nature of Mercury in Cancer. Trust the deep awarenesses that are arising from within, unspoken for now, but taking shape, surely and certainly.
Mon July 17
Mars in Cancer square Uranus in Aries trine Chiron in Pisces: This highly volatile, tense square is especially charged in regards to our home situations. That may involve conflicts with surrounding neighbors. Head’s up to avoid a conflagration and use the healing energy of Chiron to find a solution that mostly works for everyone.
Moon/Uranus/Pallas Athene conjunction in Aries: Breakthroughs on the creative front are possible today with this dynamic, initiatory alignment of the triggering Moon with the goddess of creative wisdom, Pallas Athene and breakthrough Uranus. Exciting collaborations begin today.
Venus in Taurus square Neptune in Aquarius: This square pits our dreams against our financial reality, or it helps us get organized financially so we can make those dreams come true. Stick to a budget that honors what you are creating, and forego a fleeting treat today so a more enduring gift arrives in the coming weeks.
Tue July 18
Venus in Taurus trine Jupiter in Virgo: A windfall might fall into your lap or you might move with grace and ease from task to task, accomplishing much. Taurus and Virgo are Earth signs, which love to clean and order the physical world. Appreciate the simple joy and therapy of house cleaning.
Moon in Aries square Mercury in Cancer: Use this aspect to make decisions. No more procrastinating when Moon is in Aries! Be bold, courageous, take a risk.
Wed July 19 ~ Thu July 20
Moon/Venus conjunction in Taurus: This planetary pair of jewels can be seen at first light the morning of July 20. Look eastward with gratitude and appreciation for the abundant beneficence this conjunction brings forth in our world, and in your world.
Sun in Cancer trine Chiron in Pisces: Bathe in the healing waters of this alignment which encourages emotional vulnerability and trust as you share your deeper secrets and desires. It also calls forth a longing to serve at a higher level of service, whatever that means for you.
Pallas Athene in Aries trine Juno in Sagittarius: Creative partnerships are making progress today as doors open and plans proceed for increased opportunity, possibility and cooperation.
Fri July 21
Mercury/North Lunar Node conjunction in Cancer: This prophetic alignment brings information to you from your deepest self. Make space for reflection, meditation, inner listening. It also offers a portal of passage to some, ready to embark on the next leg of their journey.
Moon/Ceres conjunction in Gemini opposite Juno in Sagittarius: It’s a lovely day for an educational adventure with people you care about, like taking a great niece to a bookstore, a grandparent to a outdoor market. Just get out and explore with someone who brings your joy.
Sat July 22
Moon in Gemini aspects: There are many triggering alignments the curious and talkative Gemini Moon makes today, on this last day of our SolLunar Cycle. A supportive trine to Neptune in Aquarius ensures happy conversations with friends and community members. However the opposition to Pluto in Sagittarius pressures you to make sure you are coming from rock-bottom honesty. And the square to solution-minded Jupiter in Virgo offers exceptional analysis and keen insight. Happy New Moon tomorrow!
Artist Statement: Natalie Connell is a local Jackson Hole artist, and derives much of her inspiration from the natural beauty of the area. Many of her pieces are products of the experiences and perspectives gained from spending time in the mountains. Her media of choice include ink, woodburning, and acrylic on wood, as well as acrylic and ink on canvas. If you would like to see her work in person, she will be at the JH Art Fair August 11-13, 2017.
TOOL FOR SUPPORT: In an attempt to help you maintain health, calm and balance during these stressful times, here’s a helpful tool: Health is in your Hands. I am a proponent of Jin Shin Jyutsu and have been a practitioner since 1983. This beautiful, easy-to-use book and card set teaches you the ancient Art of Jin Shin Jyutsu, the Art of Self Healing. JSJ’s premise is that by applying the jumper-cable of your hands to various points on the body, you can clear your own stress on a daily basis, freeing up stuck energy that leads to patterns of dis-ease, while activating the renewed flow of qi and vigor on all levels, physical, mental, emotional, spiritual. Please check it out, and teach yourself this simple tool for centering and radiant vitality.