New Moon in Cancer on July 15th - The rapid pace of events continues with the third consecutive New Moon with Mars conjunct, but this time in wide aspect and separating from the Sun. Maybe we can take the foot off the gas now and cruise for awhile to enjoy the positive energies available, especially with the ongoing Jupiter-Venus Conjunction with us into early August. The sign, Cancer is associated with home, family, women and children making this a great period for reunions and other family celebrations where "feeling the love" will be particularly lifting to our spirits. It's still a busy cycle, but you can make your moves and go after what you want if you play by the rules. The biggest danger might be buying into the rampant fear mongering (Saturn in Scorpio) about almost everything that could possibly threaten our security: WWIII, rampant pollution, failing economies, Nibiru, a pole shift, climate change, the cabal, the Illuminati, the dark ones, Neocons, earthquakes, volcanoes, flooding, etc. Of course, these problems, whether we think they're real or not, won't be solved by worrying, but by taking practical action to improve our lives and remembering we all signed up to be here now to take part of the massive transformation of civilization before incarnating this time around.
The New Moon chart shows two very distinct configurations. First is the seemingly permanent Cardinal T-Square (red lines) with the Sun, Moon, Mercury, and Mars charging up the now waning U-P Square. Dramatic changes in society and shifts of consciousness are partially the result of the wars, terrorism and aggression becoming so stark and visible that the growing outcry worldwide for tolerance and peace can no longer be ignored. We talked about this period being potentially dangerous as the world shake up on so many levels intensifies; we could see false flag event to escalate war efforts. The US-led NATO efforts to draw Russia, Iran and China into war are not working, they just won't take the bait and hopefully they won't.
The second major configuration is the Grand Water Trine, (blue triangle) is benevolent and flowing energy from Neptune and Chiron to the New Moon stellium. Time to go with the flow and use our feelings and intuition to guide our efforts. We can really understand our own family dynamics, how we have been hurt in those relationships, and, finding forgiveness in your heart. The Mars-Neptune Trine, July 8th provides a creative spark for many. This is also great for exercise such as dancing, hiking and swimming, but also meditation and yoga.
Full Moon in Aquarius on August 1st: involves finding the balance between our individual creativity and what we can do for others and the community.
All About Uranus- The "Awakener" is busy this cycle being squared by Mars on July 25th and going retrograde July 26th. We're tempted to rush into making changes, but results may be better if we think through things a little longer before taking action. Uranus trine the Jupiter-Venus Conjunction - Time to make some changes to excite and energize an area of your life with new enthusiasm and some luck too, another word for positive karma all around. The US Supreme Court's recent progressive decisions on ACA and legalizing gay marriage are landmark; A time of breakthroughs in human understanding and kindness is underway, in spite of some egregious and archaic goings on elsewhere such as the rise of far right, neo-nazism and racism. We can see real movement toward a potential peaceful leveling of the socioeconomic playing field.
Venus Retrograde in Virgo-Leo starts July 25th while entwined with the ongoing Jupiter-Venus Conjunction will have many reviewing financial and relationship matters. These planets are in-and-out of aspect between now and October. This is one of many indicators showing economic problems ahead.
We really don't need more agita, but two aspects involving Saturn are upon us and they are encouraging us to slow down and simplify our lives. Economic issues have take center stage with Jupiter square Saturn and Saturn square Neptune. These aspects will have us all thinking about our financial future, and now is the time to get clear on realistic goals and protecting your assets. The first is the waning Jupiter-Saturn Square that reaches exactitude on August 3rd at 28 Leo with future hits 3/23/16 and 5/26/16. The Greeks rejection of the EU and its odious austerity program could be the spark that accelerates the collapse of the corrupt banking system in the West. As of this posting it is still not clear what will happen with Greece, but Italy, Spain, Portugal and Ireland have even larger debt and are the likely next dominoes to fall. Some may eventually find a home with the BRICS nations who have been backing up their economies with precious metals in anticipation of a new reserve currency and the end of fiat money. The world debt crises seems to be reaching peak intensity as we see other areas suffering the consequences of capitalism gone crazy. It's becoming increasingly inevitable that market corrections downward like China's current stock market crises and a deeper depression could be quite near due to massive global debt.
The Saturn- Neptune Square has been quietly doing its work as they have square-danced together in a 3 - 5° orb since December: Opposites in nature, we have the real v. the ideal; the material v. spirit; trying to navigate among seemingly unrelated energies. Its purpose is to teach compassion and understanding and it does so by fading away outdated structures and beliefs. Simplification and downsizing; getting rid of what is unnecessary and clearing some space feels good. We're increasingly becoming more aware of the massive level of world suffering and inequality with the continued war, police brutality, and the mass migrations by sea (Neptune) out of north Africa (estimated to be 50 million this year) and southeast Asia. Disillusionment, self-doubt and uncertainty are possible as we question reality, or reality disturbs comfortable states of denial: cognitive dissonance. These two giants in stressful aspect have historically been associated with flooding, illness, epidemics, economic slowdowns and political/economic movements to the left. Water issues and global pollution will have to be addressed. We've seen a movement to the left with the election of progressive or socialist leaders being elected in France, Greece, Spain, and elsewhere. The emergence of democratic socialist, Bernie Sanders as presidential candidate reflects a positive of the aspect with his humanistic message and interest in rebuilding the infrastructure. He may not win, but his clear explanation of dysfunctional government and economic policies will be influential. The reshuffling of leadership and regimes is well under way as the Pluto in Virgo generation (1957 - 1972) takes the helm, I believe they can fix anything. The mutable signs of Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius and Pisces will feel this aspect most, but they are adaptable and and will handle this well. The exact hits are: 11/17/15 at 7° Sagittarius/Pisces; 6/27/16, and 9/10/16.
Unconditional love exists in each of us. It is part of our deep inner being. It is not so much an active emotion as a state of being. It's not "I love you" for this or that reason, not '"I love you if you love me". It's love for no reason, love without an object.
Love and light to you always, and in all ways,