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Star Signposts: Week of First Quarter Moon July 23-30

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“Pluto and it’s Moon Charon” photograph from NASA

My body/mind/spirit has been mostly with Pluto this past week. I have felt quite disembodied, barely able to converse cordially at times, a bit bored by Earthly events but excited by the future openings this galactic event of seeing Pluto clearly for the first time will eventually bring to our good planet Earth. I’ve had to stay focused and true to attuning to Pluto, our planet of slow, inevitable change.

I’ve developed patience over the years both as an astrologer and an educator.  True lasting shifts take time, as geologists and planetary scientists know. The trust and faith this New Horizons team had for 9 years ~ NINE YEARS ~ to hope their mission would/could succeed is miraculous in itself. Scientists are as much dreamers and magicians as any of us are. I bow to their determination and imagination.

This week, as Jupiter has now exited sidereal Cancer after a year-long transit, we are reorganizing our lives around the many losses/transitions we may have faced in the past twelve months. The face of Charon, Pluto’s Moon, is a good image for this as he is the mythic guide who helps souls cross from this Earthly plane back to the spiritual realms.

It’s the First Quarter Moon again and there are also two major planetary turnings this week. Venus goes retrograde on Saturday (an over the top day with major planetary happenings) and Uranus goes retrograde on Sunday. Please read on to learn more specifics.

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Here’s a list of the First Quarter Moon characteristics compliments of my friend/sidereal colleague Nick Anthony Fiorenza, lunarplanner.com

“The First Quarter Moon of each lunar cycle draws an external stimulus to initiate action as we move from the inspirational quarter of the lunar cycle into the action quarter. Now is the time to drop all hesitation and take the steps to move forth on what you were inspired about. The inspiration is now gone, it is time to now participate in trust and knowing. Remember, the flower that is about to burst forth from the bud is not yet visible. Trust in the process. Demonstrate this trust in physical action and you will be supported. This time is stressful or traumatic only if action is ignored. What you are putting together now is the groundwork for the manifestation of the theme. Simply, this phase is a time to work.”

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Please note: I make my posts according to the Lunar cycles as a way of helping you work with the natural flow of time and energy. Also, I base my interpretations and predictions on the true sidereal astronomical alignments.

~~~~~

Thu July 23

Sun/Mercury conjunction in Cancer: This event happens first, before this afternoon’s activating First Quarter square of Moon to Sun. A Sun/Mercury combust (meaning exactly aligning) is always a moment when fleeting genius can take hold our minds or we just become extremely focused. Our minds are literally illuminated and sudden awakenings can occur. Today’s conjunction is in private, interior Cancer, so your epiphany might be more like a quiet whisper inside your head or an awareness bubbling up from your heart, if you are still enough to hear it.  Take some time for listening or meditating. In addition, as Cancer rules family dynamics and real estate, good conversations or secrets shared may occur, and contracts are finally manifesting on homes are being bought and sold.

First Quarter square of Moon in Libra to Sun in Cancer: This aspect catalyzes the action quarter of this SolLunar cycle as the relational Libra Moon makes a square to Sun in private Cancer.  You can draw someone out of their shell, or feel a resistance and just want to be left alone. You might be trying to decide who to partner with in a new alliance and feel an internal pressure to make a choice.

Fri July 24

Mercury in Cancer opposite Ceres in Capricorn:  The need for important family conversations may surface today. Don’t avoid confronting the inevitable and speak from the heart of your mind, the mind of your heart. If you go out tonight, pick the quiet table so you can really hear what’s being said beneath the surface chatter of a loud Friday night.

Mars in Gemini square Uranus in Pisces: Even though this aspect is exact tomorrow, due to it’s volatile nature, I thought it best to warn you today. Both Mars and Uranus are very assertive. They can help us push past resistance and inertia and leap into action. The tense square aspect however can manifest as a wake-up call, in the form of an accident, someone getting suddenly upset with you, or you feeling anger/outrage toward another. Now that you know this energetic is in play for the next few days, hopefully you will become more conscious in the moment. Proactively engage in activities to keep your nervous system calm.

Sat July 25

Venus goes retrograde until Sept 6: This major astrological event rules today and the coming seven weeks. This promises to be a time of re-evaluation of creative urges, financial goals as well as love interests. That’s because Venus is the astrological ruler of art, love and money and this retrograde cycle encourages more self-reflection. Research your options, then move forward after September 6. Also during this period, honor your need for self-care as Venus is transiting expressive, joyful Leo. Redesign your wardrobe, or make your movement routine more joyful, if it’s gotten too mundane or boring.

Mars in Gemini square Uranus in Pisces: I am reposting this from yesterday! This aspect is volatile in nature.  Both Mars and Uranus are very assertive. They can help us push past resistance and inertia and leap into action. The tense square aspect however can manifest as a wake-up call, in the form of an accident, someone getting suddenly upset with us, or we feeling our anger/outrage toward another. Now that you know this energetic is in play for the next few days, hopefully you will become more conscious in the moment. Proactively engage in activities to keep your nervous system calm.

Sun in Cancer opposite Ceres in Capricorn: Given the nurturing, food loving nature of this aspect that greets you upon awakening, you may decide to cook an extra special breakfast for your family or take everyone out for a fancy brunch. Also a great day for home improvement projects and checking up on the elders you are blessed to have in your life.

Juno in Leo opposite Neptune in Aquarius: This long-range aspect completing today may mark a turning point for many in their core relationships. Juno in Leo speaks to seeking and finding joy and play, both within oneself, and in our alliances of the heart. Neptune in Aquarius ~ ruler of imagination/fantasy/love/creativity/magic ~ might deliver the perfect playmate, even an old friend, to you today.  Enjoy the perfection of this moment. Savor the perfection of each moment. It’s easier to feel the more magical, romantic aspects of life today.

Moon/Saturn conjunction in Scorpio: This aspect is exact at the turning of midnight and will also be felt as the emotional tone of tomorrow morning.  It’s usually serious, sometimes paranoid, and always takes us deeper into examining some area of life. If you feel a temporary low, just remember it is temporary, it will pass, but don’t miss the opportunity this profound alignment affords you: discover what’s really driving you and make a determined commitment to do something that will make a positive difference in your life and the lives of others.

Sun July 26

Uranus goes retrograde until Dec 25: Uranus events are often electrical, shocking, and highly creative. When Uranus turns retrograde, move more cautiously, drive with more attention so as to avoid accidents. Things just tend to get volatile and eruptive. Maybe you’ve been contemplating a new adventure? In the next few months, figure out how you are going to make that happen, which will probably involve taking a leap of faith. You may want to change up your Christmas plans this year as Uranus helps us break free of stale outworn habits and routines, and how cool it will turn direct on Dec 25!

Mars in Gemini trine Chiron in Aquarius: A upbeat aspect is perfect for going on a short journey with a group of friends or planning a future vacation with a health-minded focus with like-minded people, like a yoga retreat or hiking trip. Bookstores and cafes are super busy on a day like today.

Scorpio Moon trine Sun in Cancer: The waxing trine of Moon to Sun in this SolLunar cycle implies that life is going along swimmingly ~ especially today as both these planets are in water signs.  Both Sun and Moon are also in supportive relationships to the Lunar Nodes, implying decisions are becoming clear about where your future Self wants you to go.  Enjoy the flow, and work on staying there.

Mon July 27

Moon/Pallas Athene in Scorpio conjunct Antares: Important global and political events occur under this planetary alliance. Antares, the red heart of Scorpio, is a prominent star in the charts of major political figures and notable historical turning points.  You can also use this for strategizing your own life plan. The Moon’s trine to experimental Uranus encourages some level of risk-taking to keep things fresh and innovative.

Tue July 28

Moon in Sagittarius trine Venus retrograde in Leo: This lovely aspect lights up our world today with optimism and love. Things seem possible that once felt impossible, if you will keep true to the directive of your heart.  This is the celestial gift of Venus aligned with Regulus, the Heart of the Lion. Isn’t it time for a new adventure? Shake up your life by altering a simple routine (this can have huge consequences in the future) or sign up for a new educational exploration.

Grand trine in Water of Mercury in Cancer/Pallas Athene in Scorpio/Vesta in Pisces: A grand trine in astrology always means a natural, well-deserved gift is coming your way, as a result of all your previous dedication and devotion.  Such a gift might land in your lap today.  Water signs rule our emotions, so the gift might simply be a profound sense of well-being, perhaps the greatest gift of all from which all others flow. Or it might manifest as deep harmony and compatibility in your relationships.  And be sure you are putting your money and resources into causes, funds, organizations, purchases that mirror your own values. Then you will manifest even greater financial abundance into your life.

Wed July 29

Moon/Pluto in Sagittarius inconjunct Mercury in Cancer: Your mind and heart might be at odds today. Let these two aspects of yourself speak to one another, listen to the other, with directness and honesty. This aspect makes for pointed, passionate, fierce conversations. Enough said.

Thu July 30

Almost Full Moon: Tonight Luna will be it’s fullest even though the actual Full Moon takes place tomorrow morning. This event involves the Sun in Cancer and a Moon/Ceres conjunction in Capricorn. Cancer rules our family constellations and Capricorn rules our work/ professional relationships. How about hosting a festive Full Moon dinner at home for your professional colleagues? Or keep it small and just invite a work friend out to lunch. Mix and match your worlds and discover new shared interests.

Mars enters sidereal Cancer: For the coming seven weeks, our planet of taking action enters more interior, homebody Cancer. It’s important to note this might create a greater desire to rest more, reflect more, be at home more, which can be hard for some of you busier, athletic, doing types of people.  Listen to this interior need when it arises, however, so as to avoid being laid low by an accident or illness.  Time spent doing water sports is good, or take a leisurely river trip. Mars gives you the endurance to read books of epic historical events as Cancer is the ruler of history.

~ EarthWord SkyWord ~ Lyn Dalebout

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Star Signposts: Week of First Quarter Moon July 23-30

Game:  Pick 3

Method 1:  7-2-2
Method 2:  0-5-1
Method 3:  3-8-2
Method 4:  6-4-6
Method 5:  1-6-4
Method 6:  3-0-1

 

Star Signposts: Week of First Quarter Moon July 23-30

Game:  Play 4

Method 1:  0-5-4-6
Method 2:  7-9-9-1
Method 3:  6-0-8-6
Method 4:  2-5-0-8
Method 5:  5-3-6-1
Method 6:  1-0-2-6

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    Star Signposts:Week of Full Moon July 31-August 5

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    Heart of the Lion ~ The sacrifice of Cecil the African Lion

    “Cecil The African Lion"

     

    I am posting a bit late due to being waylaid by beauty in Yellowstone. My introduction this week is a bit longer than usual as I reflect upon the killing of Cecil The African Lion and the hype surrounding the Blue Moon. Or you can skip to the bottom to read this week’s daily forecast.

    ~~~

    I have been writing in recent posts about Regulus, the regal star that marks the heart of Leo the Lion. Venus, and now Jupiter, will be aligning with Regulus through early October. I could not foresee the cosmic synchronistic tragedy that would unfold as this aspect took hold of planet Earth ~ That we would be asked to literally sacrifice a living, regal Lion. 

    The sacrifice of Cecil, the beloved African Lion, in such a brutal despicable slaughter is not an act of ethical hunting. May Walter J. Palmer, the man who killed Cecil, and his guides be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.

    Venus is now aligning with Regulus in the current retrograde cycle, amping up the internal pressure for each of us to find a way to live more authentically from our heart’s truth. This is also an opportunity to end cycles of abuse/judgments you have tolerated, done to yourself, or experienced at the hands of another. Use this aspect to redesign your life in accordance with where your heart’s directive is guiding you next. Although this is ultimately good news, these shifts will probably require great courage, risk-taking, and sacrifice.

    Cecil has been sacrificed, being killed in a way that lacks courage, integrity and honor, which are attributes associated with Regulus. A sacrifice is a holy thing. It means ‘to make sacred, to offer something precious to God (and I add this, so that we may awaken)’.  Or this: the act of giving up something highly valued for the sake of something else considered to have a greater value or claim. May the sacrifice of Cecil the African Lion catalyze our compassion and activism for our animal Others. We know our own survival as a species is inextricably linked to theirs. As we save them, they in turn save us. Those who are wise, know this. This is the sacred bond we have with our animal friends.

    ~~~~~

    This Full Moon is dubbed a Blue Moon as it’s the second Full Moon in the month of July. The upside of all this media hype is it brings more attention to the magic and majesty of a Full Moon.  That’s a good thing.

    But I must share my frustration at the hype. This definition of a Blue Moon is a result of the artificial construct of the twelve month Gregorian calendar versus our natural, galactic based thirteen Moon calendar year. There are no Blue Moons in the natural order of things. If we practiced and lived according to a thirteen Moon calendar year, we would be more in synch with the wisdom of the heavens and Earth.  Here’s the celestial math for our celestial yearly cycle: Each lunar cycle is 28 days x 13 lunar cycles=364 days. From a truly cosmic perspective, this Full Moon is like any other Full Moon, no different.  Yet I admit all Full Moons hold magic and mystery, each colored by it’s transit through the shifting astrological signs. 

    Here’s what a real Blue Moon is from the celestial perspective. I share this from http://www.spaceweather.com/: “A truly-blue Moon usually requires a volcanic eruption. Back in 1883, for example, people saw blue moons almost every night after the Indonesian volcano Krakatoa exploded with the force of a 100-megaton nuclear bomb. Plumes of ash rose to the very top of Earth’s atmosphere, and the Moon became an azure-colored disk. Krakatoa’s ash was the reason. Some of the plumes were filled with particles 1 micron wide, about the same as the wavelength of red light.  Particles of this special size strongly scatter red light, while allowing blue light to pass through. Krakatoa’s clouds thus acted like a blue filter. People also saw blue-colored Moons in 1983 after the eruption of the El Chichon volcano in Mexico. And there are reports of blue Moons caused by Mt. St. Helens in 1980 and Mount Pinatubo in 1991. Forest fires can do the same trick. ” Interesting eh?

    I hope to nudge you readers in the direction of working with and within the true energetic cycles of the heavens, natural organic time which will greatly enhance your evolution, health, happiness, prosperity, joy.

    The Full Moon, the turning of Saturn, and other momentous events (August 3 is a game changer) makes for a dynamic week ahead. I recall the sentiments and wisdom of the Dalai Lama. How do we continue to live life and serve with a broken heart? Such is our task. The current planetary field encourages forgiveness and beginning anew.  Onward.

    ~~~~~

    Here is a brief synopsis of Full Moon characteristics that hold true to every Full Moon. Thank you Nick Anthony Fiorenza ~ lunarplanner.com

    “The latter part of this phase, building up to the Full Moon, matures our efforts into vision and enthusiasm. It is the intermixing of opposites that creates the magic to bear the fruit of our passions. The day and night just before the Full Moon is the most potent, exhilarating energy—a dynamic social and alchemical time. 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 to kick back and relax. It 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.”

    ~~~~~

    Please note: I make my posts according to the Lunar cycles as a way of helping you work with the natural flow of time and energy. Also, I base my interpretations and predictions on the true sidereal astronomical alignments.

    ~~~~~

    Fri July 31

    Full Moon~ Sun in Cancer opposite Moon in Capricorn. How tragically fitting, in light of Cecil the African Lion’s killing, that at this Full Moon point of planetary illumination, the Sun will be aligned with Praeseppe in Cancer, star of grief and loss. The responsible Capricorn Moon may encourage many to take actions in the larger world in regards to those issues they care about as a result of their own personal losses.

    Moon in Capricorn opposite Mercury in Cancer: This aspect can feel like your thoughts and feelings are at odds with one another. Use this aspect to give voice, even analysis, to previously inarticulate feelings.

    Sat Aug 1

    Saturn turns direct: This is splendid news!  Breathe a sigh of relief today as serious, task-master Saturn moves forward again from it’s retrograde of March 14. You might literally feel a weight being lifted from you today or over the coming weeks; Saturn’s energy is slow-moving but inevitable. Whatever began last March, whatever you set in motion (take a moment to reflect on this) you can trust that real results are coming. Just be patient, another quality Saturn seems to demand of us. For some of you, if you’ve been slacking off (no judgment, sometimes we all need check out for a bit) the call will be toward being more responsible when it comes to living your life from that place of your heart’s integrity.

    Sun in Cancer inconjunct Neptune in Aquarius: I can’t help it. I am seeing everything this week in light of Cecil’s death.  There’s a dialogue happening between the old tribal traditions which are often violent and controlling (Cancer) and our evolving view of life and what is life-sustaining (Aquarian). Your fear-based reptilian brain and your more compassionate frontal lobe are in dialogue today. Choose Love, that’s all I know.

    Moon in Aquarius opposite Jupiter/Venus in Leo: Surely this aspect makes for much celebration tonight, congregating with beloveds, imbibing in beauty, art, amorous-ness.

    Sun Aug 2

    Moon/Neptune conjunction in Aquarius opposite Juno in Leo: The monthly conjunction of our emotive Moon with imaginative, spacey Neptune can make for spaciness or the call for more space and spaciousness in our lives. Take time to day dream, share artisitic inspiration with a friend. This aspect makes for extra special spiritual services taking place on sacred (to some) Sunday.

    Mon Aug 3

    Jupiter in Leo squares Saturn in Scorpio: This aspect initiates a planetary turning point in a longer Jupiter/Saturn cycle that started in May 2000 and completes in May 2020. These two will square off again in May 2016. Jupiter and Saturn rule our social obligations, contracts, political systems. This tense square can help us envision, revision where we want society to be heading.  Reflect on your role in your social networks and give some thought as to how you want to be involved. I like the term ‘cultural creative’ when I think of these two planets.  We aren’t at the mercy of previous social norms; we are actively, daily, redefining what that means for us. Be a cultural creative. Follow the lead of your heart, and in so doing, you will naturally lead society to a better place.

    Venus retrograde conjunct Jupiter in Leo: Try to catch a glimpse of the brilliant Venus/Jupiter exact conjunction at sunset huddled close to the Sun. These planets are aligned with the royal star of Regulus, heart of the Lion, which pressures us, in our hearts literally, to life a life of integrity, living our inner directives in our outer lives. The next time they reunite will be early October. Where might you want to be, what might you want to be doing by then?

    Moon/Chiron/South Lunar Node conjunction: This aspect can bring an old relationship back into your life. Or perhaps you may be revisiting an old wound but be willing to take a fresh look in understanding what came down.  The current planetary field encourages forgiveness and beginning anew while also holding true to our healthy boundaries.

    Tue Aug 4

    Venus retrograde square Saturn in Scorpio: Loving Venus makes a hard square to serious, decisive Saturn. This usually means you have to face some harsh reality or realize procrastination doesn’t work so just buckle down and get the job done.  It’s like discovering your checking account is overdrawn because you’ve been oblivious as to how you’ve been spending your money.

    Mercury enters Leo: I like the sound of this. Communicative Mercury enters joyful Leo.  This tends to make for a more joyful playful state of mind, and entertaining creative new ideas. Reclaim the creative power of your thoughts by practicing a more positive state of mind.

    Moon in Pisces conjunct Vesta/Uranus: This alignment can trigger sudden emotional releases or an upwelling of grief surrounding events of the past.

    Wed Aug 5

    Moon in Aries trine Mercury/Venus/Jupiter: What a dynamo of optimism and renewed hope this promises to be. The initiating Aries Moon makes a easy, creative trine to this sky gift conjunction of Mercury ~ mind ~ Venus ~ heart ~Jupiter ~ optimism~  in play for the coming days. It’s one of the better feel-good aspects we’ve experienced in a while.

    Moon in Aries square Mars in Cancer: Uh-oh, this one not so easy. This can trigger a momentary flare up in family communications surrounding the needs of the individual versus the responsibility to the family. As I said at the beginning of this post: The current planetary field encourages forgiveness and beginning anew.  Onward.

    ~ EarthWord SkyWord ~ Lyn Dalebout

     

    Star Signposts:Week of Full Moon July 31-August 5

    Game:  Pick 3

    Method 1:  3-3-2
    Method 2:  6-7-6
    Method 3:  3-6-9
    Method 4:  5-1-7
    Method 5:  1-6-3
    Method 6:  2-7-5

     

    Star Signposts:Week of Full Moon July 31-August 5

    Game:  Play 4

    Method 1:  9-7-0-8
    Method 2:  3-9-7-4
    Method 3:  2-6-9-2
    Method 4:  8-1-0-0
    Method 5:  3-3-4-3
    Method 6:  9-1-8-8

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      Star Signposts:Week of Full Moon July 31-August 5

      Lion-Getty

      Heart of the Lion ~ The sacrifice of Cecil the African Lion

      “Cecil The African Lion"

       

      I am posting a bit late due to being waylaid by beauty in Yellowstone. My introduction this week is a bit longer than usual as I reflect upon the killing of Cecil The African Lion and the hype surrounding the Blue Moon. Or you can skip to the bottom to read this week’s daily forecast.

      ~~~

      I have been writing in recent posts about Regulus, the regal star that marks the heart of Leo the Lion. Venus, and now Jupiter, will be aligning with Regulus through early October. I could not foresee the cosmic synchronistic tragedy that would unfold as this aspect took hold of planet Earth ~ That we would be asked to literally sacrifice a living, regal Lion. 

      The sacrifice of Cecil, the beloved African Lion, in such a brutal despicable slaughter is not an act of ethical hunting. May Walter J. Palmer, the man who killed Cecil, and his guides be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.

      Venus is now aligning with Regulus in the current retrograde cycle, amping up the internal pressure for each of us to find a way to live more authentically from our heart’s truth. This is also an opportunity to end cycles of abuse/judgments you have tolerated, done to yourself, or experienced at the hands of another. Use this aspect to redesign your life in accordance with where your heart’s directive is guiding you next. Although this is ultimately good news, these shifts will probably require great courage, risk-taking, and sacrifice.

      Cecil has been sacrificed, being killed in a way that lacks courage, integrity and honor, which are attributes associated with Regulus. A sacrifice is a holy thing. It means ‘to make sacred, to offer something precious to God (and I add this, so that we may awaken)’.  Or this: the act of giving up something highly valued for the sake of something else considered to have a greater value or claim. May the sacrifice of Cecil the African Lion catalyze our compassion and activism for our animal Others. We know our own survival as a species is inextricably linked to theirs. As we save them, they in turn save us. Those who are wise, know this. This is the sacred bond we have with our animal friends.

      ~~~~~

      This Full Moon is dubbed a Blue Moon as it’s the second Full Moon in the month of July. The upside of all this media hype is it brings more attention to the magic and majesty of a Full Moon.  That’s a good thing.

      But I must share my frustration at the hype. This definition of a Blue Moon is a result of the artificial construct of the twelve month Gregorian calendar versus our natural, galactic based thirteen Moon calendar year. There are no Blue Moons in the natural order of things. If we practiced and lived according to a thirteen Moon calendar year, we would be more in synch with the wisdom of the heavens and Earth.  Here’s the celestial math for our celestial yearly cycle: Each lunar cycle is 28 days x 13 lunar cycles=364 days. From a truly cosmic perspective, this Full Moon is like any other Full Moon, no different.  Yet I admit all Full Moons hold magic and mystery, each colored by it’s transit through the shifting astrological signs. 

      Here’s what a real Blue Moon is from the celestial perspective. I share this from http://www.spaceweather.com/: “A truly-blue Moon usually requires a volcanic eruption. Back in 1883, for example, people saw blue moons almost every night after the Indonesian volcano Krakatoa exploded with the force of a 100-megaton nuclear bomb. Plumes of ash rose to the very top of Earth’s atmosphere, and the Moon became an azure-colored disk. Krakatoa’s ash was the reason. Some of the plumes were filled with particles 1 micron wide, about the same as the wavelength of red light.  Particles of this special size strongly scatter red light, while allowing blue light to pass through. Krakatoa’s clouds thus acted like a blue filter. People also saw blue-colored Moons in 1983 after the eruption of the El Chichon volcano in Mexico. And there are reports of blue Moons caused by Mt. St. Helens in 1980 and Mount Pinatubo in 1991. Forest fires can do the same trick. ” Interesting eh?

      I hope to nudge you readers in the direction of working with and within the true energetic cycles of the heavens, natural organic time which will greatly enhance your evolution, health, happiness, prosperity, joy.

      The Full Moon, the turning of Saturn, and other momentous events (August 3 is a game changer) makes for a dynamic week ahead. I recall the sentiments and wisdom of the Dalai Lama. How do we continue to live life and serve with a broken heart? Such is our task. The current planetary field encourages forgiveness and beginning anew.  Onward.

      ~~~~~

      Here is a brief synopsis of Full Moon characteristics that hold true to every Full Moon. Thank you Nick Anthony Fiorenza ~ lunarplanner.com

      “The latter part of this phase, building up to the Full Moon, matures our efforts into vision and enthusiasm. It is the intermixing of opposites that creates the magic to bear the fruit of our passions. The day and night just before the Full Moon is the most potent, exhilarating energy—a dynamic social and alchemical time. 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 to kick back and relax. It 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.”

      ~~~~~

      Please note: I make my posts according to the Lunar cycles as a way of helping you work with the natural flow of time and energy. Also, I base my interpretations and predictions on the true sidereal astronomical alignments.

      ~~~~~

      Fri July 31

      Full Moon~ Sun in Cancer opposite Moon in Capricorn. How tragically fitting, in light of Cecil the African Lion’s killing, that at this Full Moon point of planetary illumination, the Sun will be aligned with Praeseppe in Cancer, star of grief and loss. The responsible Capricorn Moon may encourage many to take actions in the larger world in regards to those issues they care about as a result of their own personal losses.

      Moon in Capricorn opposite Mercury in Cancer: This aspect can feel like your thoughts and feelings are at odds with one another. Use this aspect to give voice, even analysis, to previously inarticulate feelings.

      Sat Aug 1

      Saturn turns direct: This is splendid news!  Breathe a sigh of relief today as serious, task-master Saturn moves forward again from it’s retrograde of March 14. You might literally feel a weight being lifted from you today or over the coming weeks; Saturn’s energy is slow-moving but inevitable. Whatever began last March, whatever you set in motion (take a moment to reflect on this) you can trust that real results are coming. Just be patient, another quality Saturn seems to demand of us. For some of you, if you’ve been slacking off (no judgment, sometimes we all need check out for a bit) the call will be toward being more responsible when it comes to living your life from that place of your heart’s integrity.

      Sun in Cancer inconjunct Neptune in Aquarius: I can’t help it. I am seeing everything this week in light of Cecil’s death.  There’s a dialogue happening between the old tribal traditions which are often violent and controlling (Cancer) and our evolving view of life and what is life-sustaining (Aquarian). Your fear-based reptilian brain and your more compassionate frontal lobe are in dialogue today. Choose Love, that’s all I know.

      Moon in Aquarius opposite Jupiter/Venus in Leo: Surely this aspect makes for much celebration tonight, congregating with beloveds, imbibing in beauty, art, amorous-ness.

      Sun Aug 2

      Moon/Neptune conjunction in Aquarius opposite Juno in Leo: The monthly conjunction of our emotive Moon with imaginative, spacey Neptune can make for spaciness or the call for more space and spaciousness in our lives. Take time to day dream, share artisitic inspiration with a friend. This aspect makes for extra special spiritual services taking place on sacred (to some) Sunday.

      Mon Aug 3

      Jupiter in Leo squares Saturn in Scorpio: This aspect initiates a planetary turning point in a longer Jupiter/Saturn cycle that started in May 2000 and completes in May 2020. These two will square off again in May 2016. Jupiter and Saturn rule our social obligations, contracts, political systems. This tense square can help us envision, revision where we want society to be heading.  Reflect on your role in your social networks and give some thought as to how you want to be involved. I like the term ‘cultural creative’ when I think of these two planets.  We aren’t at the mercy of previous social norms; we are actively, daily, redefining what that means for us. Be a cultural creative. Follow the lead of your heart, and in so doing, you will naturally lead society to a better place.

      Venus retrograde conjunct Jupiter in Leo: Try to catch a glimpse of the brilliant Venus/Jupiter exact conjunction at sunset huddled close to the Sun. These planets are aligned with the royal star of Regulus, heart of the Lion, which pressures us, in our hearts literally, to life a life of integrity, living our inner directives in our outer lives. The next time they reunite will be early October. Where might you want to be, what might you want to be doing by then?

      Moon/Chiron/South Lunar Node conjunction: This aspect can bring an old relationship back into your life. Or perhaps you may be revisiting an old wound but be willing to take a fresh look in understanding what came down.  The current planetary field encourages forgiveness and beginning anew while also holding true to our healthy boundaries.

      Tue Aug 4

      Venus retrograde square Saturn in Scorpio: Loving Venus makes a hard square to serious, decisive Saturn. This usually means you have to face some harsh reality or realize procrastination doesn’t work so just buckle down and get the job done.  It’s like discovering your checking account is overdrawn because you’ve been oblivious as to how you’ve been spending your money.

      Mercury enters Leo: I like the sound of this. Communicative Mercury enters joyful Leo.  This tends to make for a more joyful playful state of mind, and entertaining creative new ideas. Reclaim the creative power of your thoughts by practicing a more positive state of mind.

      Moon in Pisces conjunct Vesta/Uranus: This alignment can trigger sudden emotional releases or an upwelling of grief surrounding events of the past.

      Wed Aug 5

      Moon in Aries trine Mercury/Venus/Jupiter: What a dynamo of optimism and renewed hope this promises to be. The initiating Aries Moon makes a easy, creative trine to this sky gift conjunction of Mercury ~ mind ~ Venus ~ heart ~Jupiter ~ optimism~  in play for the coming days. It’s one of the better feel-good aspects we’ve experienced in a while.

      Moon in Aries square Mars in Cancer: Uh-oh, this one not so easy. This can trigger a momentary flare up in family communications surrounding the needs of the individual versus the responsibility to the family. As I said at the beginning of this post: The current planetary field encourages forgiveness and beginning anew.  Onward.

      ~ EarthWord SkyWord ~ Lyn Dalebout

       

      Star Signposts:Week of Full Moon July 31-August 5

      Game:  Pick 3

      Method 1:  3-3-2
      Method 2:  6-7-6
      Method 3:  3-6-9
      Method 4:  5-1-7
      Method 5:  1-6-3
      Method 6:  2-7-5

       

      Star Signposts:Week of Full Moon July 31-August 5

      Game:  Play 4

      Method 1:  9-7-0-8
      Method 2:  3-9-7-4
      Method 3:  2-6-9-2
      Method 4:  8-1-0-0
      Method 5:  3-3-4-3
      Method 6:  9-1-8-8

      Thank you Harve$t Moon

      Did you exchange a walk on part in the war ?

      For a lead role in a cage?

       

                                                  From Pink Floyd's " Wish you were here"

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        Game:  Pick 3

        Method 1:  7-7-4
        Method 2:  3-7-5
        Method 3:  3-2-4
        Method 4:  3-8-8
        Method 5:  2-4-6
        Method 6:  7-0-1

         

        Cecil The African Lion

        Game:  Pick 3

        Method 1:  8-9-7
        Method 2:  8-0-4
        Method 3:  7-0-6
        Method 4:  5-1-1
        Method 5:  1-6-3
        Method 6:  7-2-9

        ~~~~

        Cecil The African Lion

        Game:  Play 4

        Method 1:  5-1-3-0
        Method 2:  4-6-0-2
        Method 3:  7-6-2-3
        Method 4:  1-4-9-9
        Method 5:  7-8-0-4
        Method 6:  7-1-9-2

         

        Cecil The African Lion

        Game:  Play 4

        Method 1:  2-7-5-8
        Method 2:  9-9-9-8  Blue Angel
        Method 3:  2-5-5-0
        Method 4:  0-2-1-7
        Method 5:  2-6-3-5

         

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          BRAVA & Many Thanks Lionhearted Moon & Sully for the tremendous impacting work here in literate writing & spirit evoking pictures in the Blue Moon - you are not alone!

          Best Happy August Wishes! August 1 awakens new beginnings as the Sun in Leo, Jupiter merging with Venus and the number 1 give you the strength and confidence to recognize and embrace all that brings you Joy.

           

          Best Wishes & God Bless & Protect All Creation

          Fortes Fortuna Juvat

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            Star Signposts: Week of Last Quarter Moon August 6-13

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            Last Quarter Moon

            “Communal Protection” photograph by Kari Erdman

            As we are still experiencing the Sun’s annual transit through family oriented Cancer, here’s a lovely photograph by my beloved friend Kari Erdman of a communal community of Aspens that literally share a common root system.  This week, there may be subtle or overt tensions that rise to the surface, especially in our family constellations, due to transits involving forceful Mars.

            Also this week, we enter the completion phase of this SolLunar cycle. This is the quadrant of the cycle that symbolizes completions, sometimes a time you might experience deep tiredness (honor the need for rest), and oftentimes a choice of direction needs to be chosen. But because Venus is still in retrograde till Sept 6, leaving out-going Leo and re-entering private Cancer, you may choose to keep some of those internal musings to yourself, or share only with your closest people as you continue re-evaluate, discover what life might next be asking of you.

            ~~~~~

            Here is a description of the qualities of the Last Quarter Moon phase compliments of my friend and sidereal colleague Nick Anthony Fiorenza lunarplanner.com:

            “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. Essentially a lesser self is what we will be shedding. It is now time to plow under the crops so they may become the fertilizer for the next cycle. This is a transformational time, a time for personal change. Step forth from old facades, and free yourself from past ways of participating in life. Knowing now what our Truth is, it is time to consciously live it. Doing so provides a choice for others to also live theirs. Not making the realized changes keeps ourselves bound in a circle of old patterns of growth; changing allows us to spiral to a new octave of experience—one that will eventually sprout in the next lunar cycle to come.

            ~~~~~

            Please note: I make my posts according to the Lunar cycles, posting on the New, First Quarter, Full and Last Quarter Moons. My hope is to support you to work with and within the natural flow of time, the Thirteen Moons of each year, which can help your life flow with more ease and grace. Also, I base my interpretations and predictions on the true sidereal astronomical alignments.

            ~~~~~

            Thu August 6

            Last Quarter Moon:  The independent, even aggressive, Aries Moon makes a waning square to the Sun in Cancer. This dynamic might trigger a decision, manifest as a willingness to take a risk, or arise as a desire to try to force someone to follow your will. Be the boss of yourself, not others, and in so doing, you will lead by example.

            Sun in Cancer inconjunct Pluto in Sagittarius: This aspect can call up power issues within family structures (keeping in mind all members of a community are like a family) as members each want to exert their will, possibly by coercion.  Or here’s an idea: present an even better informed idea or solution so others will naturally get on board.

            Mercury/Venus retrograde conjunction: Speaking your heart’s truth, pure and simple, is the main attribute of this lovely alignment.

            Mercury/Jupiter in Leo square Saturn in Scorpio:  Ouch. We feel a tad serious, even down right momentarily depressed as the ruler of our minds ~ Mercury ~ high on it’s steroid conjunction with Jupiter ~ makes a tense square to Saturn. Mercury rules our vehicles, computers, technology so you may have some kind of breakdown in those arenas. Also, where I live, I have seen crazy driving yesterday and today…four major accidents in two days time….also a manifestation of this challenging square.  Slow the heck down so as to avoid costly repairs.

            Fri August 7

            Mercury/Jupiter conjunction in Leo:  This lovely alignment creates a flurry of communication, an outpouring of writing. Big egos may be crashing and burning, and more vehicular accidents remain a possibility today as people are over-confident, even arrogant about their skills.

            Mars in Cancer opposite Ceres in Capricorn: Mars always likes to move, to take action, and feels passionate in both the joyful sense but also in an angry righteous sense. This aspect can be highly volatile in already volatile family environments as Cancer rules family formations. Ceres ~ nurturing, caregiving ~ is in Capricorn. Both these signs govern parenting. This alignment is wonderful for doing activities together, but don’t be surprised if no one wants to be told what to do by another. Inspired activism and celebration on behalf of the land, agriculture, environmental issues is also happening today.

            Moon in Taurus opposite Saturn in Scorpio: Wonderful for sensual and sexual contact with possible tension arising about how people want to express/receive intimacy. Your financial life might also require some attention today.

            Sat August 8

            Moon in Taurus opposite Pallas Athene in Scorpio: This aspect bodes well for our annual Art Fair here in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.  Artists will be doing very well as Pallas Athene is the ruler of creativity and the Moon in Taurus makes people feel they absolutely need to have that beautiful object as Taurus loves ownership and beauty.  Splurge, at least a little today. Money spent on art and beauty is money very well spent!

            Sun August 9

            Moon in Taurus sextile Sun in Cancer and Uranus in Pisces:  This aspect feels like taking a leisurely float down a favorite river, or sauntering slowly up a mountain trail near a creek. Earth and Water are the elements of calm and nurturing.  Imbibe in the beauty of nature, feel bathed in the never-ending nourishment our beautiful Earth feeds us with every moment of every day.

            Mon August 10

            Moon in Gemini squares Lunar Nodes: This is a good day to use Gemini’s curiousity, research skills, investigative nature to explore options leading you toward a future goal that’s started to intrigue you. Perhaps it’s learning a new language, planning a trip, deciding how to organize your book/website/blog project.

            Tue August 11

            Mars sextile North Node: Active Mars makes an exciting sextile to the North Node which guides your future destiny.  It will be easy to take positive steps toward some desired goal, person, path that excites you.

            Wed August 12

            Mercury in Leo opposite Neptune in Aquarius: This highly inspiring aspect of mental Mercury in creative Leo activating Neptune in community minded Aquarius makes for visionary collaborations or teaming up your artistic skills with those around you.  This aspect can also make you feel quite spacey today, so keep an eye on your possessions, car keys, etc, you don’t end up wasting your day looking for lost items.

            Moon/Mars conjunction in Cancer: There’s a chance this aspect creates moments of tension within family members. Moon rules our emotions and Mars is impulsive at times.  You will tend to very physically animated in expressing your emotions today.

            Thu August 13

            Sun in Cancer trine Uranus in Pisces: This lovely aspect might bring surprising, innovative alliances or solutions into your life, into our world. This aspect invites you to take a leap of faith.

            Venus retrograde re-enters sidereal Cancer: I’ve been writing about the current Venus retrograde cycle as a time to reflect more deeply on  how you might come into greater alignment with your deepest heart longings. But first you might have to discover and articulate what that means to you. As Venus temporarily returns to interior Cancer, take time to explore this via your private journal, with a dear friend you absolutely trust, with a trusted elder/guide/teacher.  Use the wisdom of their life experience to help inform your contemplations.

            Balsamic Moon: It’s a dying Moon, meaning the last tiny sliver of the Moon in this SolLunar cycle is about to merge once again with the Sun at tomorrow’s New Moon. This is the time in the monthly cycle to take some time to rest, reflect. Practice doing nothing. Practice just being, it’s actually great for your well-being.

            ~ EarthWord SkyWord ~ Lyn Dalebout

            ***

            Star Signposts: Week of Last Quarter Moon August 6-13

            Game:  Pick 3

            Method 1:  8-1-8
            Method 2:  5-0-8
            Method 3:  5-7-1
            Method 4:  4-0-7
            Method 5:  0-5-1
            Method 6:  0-0-8

             

            Star Signposts: Week of Last Quarter Moon August 6-13

            Game:  Play 4

            Method 1:  6-7-6-0
            Method 2:  6-8-1-7
            Method 3:  5-2-1-6
            Method 4:  5-7-5-1
            Method 5:  8-5-5-3
            Method 6:  4-9-5-9

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              You amaze me... With the notes on today, Aug 7 th.  Yep, I feel a bad moon rising. Big egos lately in the handling of family possessions and money.

              Thanks for posting...always helpful..always true.

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                Star Signposts: New SolLunar cycle August 14-21

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                “Blaze and her cubs of the year ~ 2015 ~ Lake Yellowstone ” photograph by Cathy and Ron Hummel 

                The passing of many of our Elders, be they human or animal, continues as we begin this new SolLunar cycle and retrograde Venus returns to sidereal, real-time, astronomical Cancer. And if you are following the global news, you will see the world is literally exploding and on fire. Things might heat up more when the Sun enters Leo this week.

                This 20-year old Grizzly mother named Blaze was an Elder in Yellowstone National Park. Many believe she was the Grizzly that was euthanized on August 14 after for her alleged involvement in the tragic death of Lance Crosby. At this point in time, her cubs will sadly have to live their lives out in an urban zoo as Yellowstone National Park will not consider a wildlife sanctuary option. There is such sadness and outrage surrounding this incident for all involved.

                I could write endlessly about this, as I am in other venues, but for now, I know you want the astrology for the coming week.

                ~~~~~

                Here’s a list of New Moon characteristics compliments of my friend/sidereal colleague Nick Anthony Fiorenza ~ lunarplanner.com

                “Beginning the Sprouting Phase of the Lunar Cycle, expressing a New Theme: A new theme emerges. A new idea, a new concept sprouts forth. This is an inner message, an impulse expressing from a field of all possibilities deep within the unconscious mind. Often this process is one of discovery, slowly revealing a simple theme over a day or two, or it may be quite clear and specific, a spontaneous message, even suggesting a major life change. The New Moon is a perfect time for meditation or a quite walk—to go within self and listen. A simple word or phrase may pop into your mind during this quite time describing the new lunar theme in a way that is unique to you, or perhaps a simple feeling or knowing will come over you. The ability to listen, honor and trust the inner is all that is required at this time. The ideal time to attune to your New Moon theme is exactly as the New Moon occurs, or at sunrise after the New Moon if the New Moon occurred during the night.”

                ~~~~~

                Please note: I make my posts according to the Lunar cycles, posting on the New, First Quarter, Full and Third Quarter Moons. I seek to support you in working with and within the natural flow of time and energy, which will help your life flow with more ease and grace. Also, I base my interpretations and predictions on the true sidereal astronomical alignments.

                ~~~~~

                Fri August 14

                A New SolLunar cycle begins: This is also called a New Moon. Both Sun and Moon, along with loving Venus (still in her reflective retrograde) all align in the last degrees of sidereal Cancer. You might feel extremely emotional as waves grief or sadness associated with recent losses or completions wash over you. This New Moon cycle will encompass both that poignancy and also a rebirth of joy that can follow huge transitions. It will be easier to follow the conviction of your heart when Sun moves into Leo on August 17.  Today, by evening time, you may experience a lift in your moodiness as the Moon moves into sunnier Leo.

                Sat August 15

                Venus/Sun conjunction in Cancer: This is the midpoint in the current Venus retrograde cycle.  Venus is moving from being the Evening Star and heading into her eventual rise at dawn a few weeks from now as the Morning Star.  Invoke a pause in your day and take time with yourself today to reflect on where your life is heading and examine, is it heading in the right direction?  This is holy day, use it with consciousness and care.

                Moon/Jupiter conjunction in Leo: This emotionally jubilant energy is wonderful for celebrating, playing, feeling like a kid again. It can also make you hyper-manic if you are prone to such emotional waves.

                Sun August 16

                Moon/Mercury/Juno conjunction in Leo: This very chatty, communicative aspect also spawns inspired collaborations with soul colleagues, even potential new lovers, the domain of Juno.

                Sun leaves Cancer: It might be nice to stay close to home today, finishing up projects or just resting in the comfort of your home and family…all domains of the sign of Cancer. Meal planning or cook a few extra meals for the coming week a good idea as well.

                Mon August 17

                Sun enters Leo: This is an interesting day every year. Our glorious Sun enters dynamic sunny Leo but also aligns with a star called Alphard, which is about going it alone. I always think of this energy as the animal wisdom and medicine of Mountain Lion which is about being a leader who doesn’t need followers, who has the courage to ‘go it alone’, pioneering new grounds in consciousness, when that is what is needed. Or think of this as going within and listening to your very own one-of-a-kind Inner Teacher. You are a wise one, each and everyone of you. Be courageous, be willing to go it alone if the need arises. Others will follow, in time.

                Moon/North Node conjunction in Virgo: Virgo the Virgin also carries the energy of self-sufficiency, knowing you carry the inner resources and wisdom to be the wisest Guide guiding you.  Be willing to set boundaries, follow your own wisdom today as the Moon aligns with your North Node calling forth your Future Self. We are always swirling in the quantum matrix of our timelines. You are here, and you are sometimes stuck in the past. But you are also grounded somewhere in your future calling.  Today is about attuning to that Future Self.

                Tue August 18

                Nada: Today’s aspects herald tomorrow’s happenings. So take a well-needed break. Reflect, reset, reboot your life systems.

                Wed August 19

                Mercury/Juno conjunction in Leo: This annual alignment of communicative Mercury with relational Juno makes for wondrous connectivity with many partners, both old and new.  Leo is flirtatious and interested in creativity, recreation, children.  Reach out to an important young person in your life and ask them the probing questions they long to be asked.

                Venus retrograde trine Uranus in Pisces: Uranus always delivers surprise encounters, sudden realizations, even timely accidents to assist you in your awakening.  This aspect can bring supportive love and kindness into your life, into your heart. May you return the many favors that others have given to you. Or if you are tired, if you have been the over-giver, decide it’s time to be the receiver. Spending time near or in water a great choice today.

                Thu August 20

                Mercury in Leo opposite Chiron in Aquarius: Always an aspect that brings healing conversations that arise out of being willing to be vulnerable. Practice being open-hearted even if you are fearful about being hurt.

                Moon in Libra square Mars in Cancer:  This aspect is also about finding a more productive way to communicate, possibly following a mini-outburst, venting pent up frustration.  The Libra Moon seeks both justice and harmony.  Dialogue honestly today.

                Fri August 21

                Sun in Leo square Saturn in Scorpio: This aspect manifests as the reality that a decision has to be made. No more wiggle room, no more procrastination. It can feel good to finally decide. Or a decision can be made by outside forces. Don’t play the victim if that happens. You always have a choice as to how your life is unfolding.  If this is a tough day, examine what got you here. Be willing to apply intentions and initiate actions that will lead to a happier, healthier life…a great way to use the magnificent opportunity of this four-week period of Sun/Jupiter transiting in sidereal Leo.

                ~~~~~

                Thank you gifted photographers, lovers of the wild, Cathy and Ron Hummel, Wildlife Visions. You can find their page on Facebook.

                ~ EarthWord SkyWord ~ Lyn Dalebout

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                Star Signposts: New SolLunar cycle August 14-21

                Game:  Pick 3

                Method 1:  6-6-6  Eek
                Method 2:  1-4-2
                Method 3:  2-1-5
                Method 4:  9-8-0
                Method 5:  1-3-0
                Method 6:  8-8-0

                 

                Star Signposts: New SolLunar cycle August 14-21

                Game:  Play 4

                Method 1:  7-6-9-5
                Method 2:  8-5-4-1
                Method 3:  5-9-2-0
                Method 4:  3-1-5-9
                Method 5:  5-9-2-9
                Method 6:  3-8-6-7

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                  As always, Great stuff. Thank you Harve$t Moon.

                  Did you exchange a walk on part in the war ?

                  For a lead role in a cage?

                   

                                                              From Pink Floyd's " Wish you were here"

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                    Star Signposts: Week of First Quarter Moon August 22-28

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                    “Proton Arc” photograph by Paul Zizka, Aug. 17th,  Banff, Alberta ~ spaceweather.com

                    I figure if you read this blog long enough, you will begin to become adept, even fluent in the cosmic language of astrology.  Suddenly you find yourself alerting your friends about an upcoming Mercury retrograde, or take note that Mars is making a square to some planet, which aggravates anxiety and tension.  I sometimes overhear such conversations at the grocery store or gas station in regards to the astrological weather, which makes me very happy. This wise and ancient science of astrology really can help support you in navigating these times of conflagration, another word for blaze, which I used last week. This week you need to yak it up about the Sun/Jupiter conjunction.

                    The very dynamic expansive Sun/Jupiter conjunction arrives this week. This is great news!  This might be the most upbeat week all year long. Yet a cautionary note, Jupiter is also about excess, which might mean the burning infernos in the west actually get bigger, and the drops in the stock market plummet further. This aspect brings a rebalancing to our lives and our institutions.  Don’t panic, remain calm, and remember, for the most part, things always work out, if you retain a positive state of mind ~ Jupiter’s gift of optimism.

                    I want to share this fair-minded article by my friend Doug (Lottery Post will not allow this man's last name to be posted so, I show a picture instead and post the link for the article), a true bear expert if there ever was one, concerning the recent tragedy in Yellowstone regarding bear/human interactions. We are also heading into the upcoming fight to stop the delisting of the ever-endangered Grizzly.

                    This is a cause near and dear to my heart and activism. Thank you Doug:

                    www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2015/08/22/do-killer-grizzlies-deserve-to-die.html

                     

                    Doug's last name is the name of this bird! Come on Lottery Post, give

                    this man the right to have his legal name posted! Roll Eyes

                    http://www.earthwordskyword.com/star-signposts-week-of-first-quarter-moon-august-22-28/

                    ~~~~~

                    Here’s a list of the First Quarter Moon characteristics compliments of my friend/sidereal colleague Nick Anthony Fiorenza.

                    “The First Quarter Moon of each lunar cycle draws an external stimulus to initiate action as we move from the inspirational quarter of the lunar cycle into the action quarter. Now is the time to drop all hesitation and take the steps to move forth on what you were inspired about. The inspiration is now gone, it is time to now participate in trust and knowing. Remember, the flower that is about to burst forth from the bud is not yet visible. Trust in the process. Demonstrate this trust in physical action and you will be supported. This time is stressful or traumatic only if action is ignored. What you are putting together now is the groundwork for the manifestation of the theme. Simply, this phase is a time to work.”

                    ~~~~~

                    Please note: I make my posts according to the Lunar cycles, posting on the New, First Quarter, Full and Third Quarter Moons. I seek to support you in working with and within the natural flow of time and energy, which will help your life flow with more ease and grace. Also, I base my interpretations and predictions on the true sidereal astronomical alignments.

                    ~~~~~

                    Sat August 22

                    Moon/Saturn conjunction in Scorpio: Always a heavy, serious alignment, chances are you muscled through many tasks you had been avoiding, or your avoidance mechanisms got worse and you dug in your heels and procrastinated further.  This is not an easy aspect.

                    Mars in Cancer inconjunct Neptune in Aquarius: This aspect can also help you deal with the issue of avoidance and procrastination. Hopefully the activating force of Mars helps you take even small steps toward your current goals. When the signs of Cancer and Aquarius collide, we usually see some conflict on the global scene between what works for one tribe versus what will benefit our larger human tribe.

                    Mercury enters Virgo: Our minds become more analytical, discerning, judgmental when this aspect takes hold for the coming weeks. This transit is excellent for research, critical analysis. It helps you communicate to others what you deem to be to be the most truthful version of your current Self.

                    Sun August 23

                    Reread yesterday: Continue absorb and continue to work with all of yesterday’s important influences.

                    Moon in Scorpio conjunct Pallas Athene trine Vesta in Pisces: This aspect is excellent for strategizing/organizing your whole life, or even just one project like a new quilt or school curriculum….bless you holy teachers (Shilah) who head back to school tomorrow!

                    Mon August 24

                    Moon in Sagittarius trine Sun/Jupiter conjunction: This enthusiastic celestial collaboration adds fuel to every fire, be that a new creative endeavor, or fire fighters fighting the possibly expanding fires with supportive new resources.   Use the power of Jupiter’s optimism to see a positive outcome to any challenge you are facing.

                    Mercury in Virgo trine Ceres in Capricorn: This aspect bodes well for nurturing communications, discovering great solutions to problems that need to be resolved in our homes or businesses.  Great for harmonious brainstorming.

                    Tue August 25

                    Moon/Pluto conjunct in Sagittarius square Vesta in Pisces: The monthly Moon/Pluto conjunction is always explosive in some regard. Think of it as the day, once a month, you get to be totally, even brutally, honest with yourself, or another.  The tempering watery influence of Vesta in Pisces helps to bring a softening, compassionate energy to a potential inferno.

                    Wed August 26

                    Sun/Jupiter conjunction in Leo: Yes! It’s here! The annual Sun/Jupiter conjunction arrives in joyful, creative, at times, bombastic Leo (think Donald Trump). This day brings a new sense of confidence to your world, to the schemes you are currently dreaming up as you regain a sense of hope and possibility again. This day is considered to be very lucky, so expect a positive turn of events in your life.

                    Moon/Ceres conjunction in Capricorn: This aspect arrives as the day is coming to completion. For some, this will manifest as a late night cleaning binge. It’s also great for a heartfelt dialogue of parental advice and guidance, or calling your aging parent for advice….while you still can.

                    Thu August 27

                    Moon in Capricorn opposite Mars in Cancer: The very responsible organized Capricorn Moon makes a standoff with Mars in Cancer, which can carry a more couch-potato energy of comfort, even slothfulness.  Some want to organize their homes while others resist their partner’s attempts to reign them in. Turf battles may ensue.

                    Fri August 28

                    Mercury/North Node conjunction in Virgo: This annual alignment of our planet of communication, Mercury, with the North Node of our future destiny and invention, in the sign of perfectionistic Virgo will surely translate to the next level of any new invention moving forward.  That might be the support of venture capital, or you, yourself, investing your own capital in your own adventure.  Trust in yourself, and soon others will be following your lead.

                    Moon in Capricorn opposite Venus retrograde in Cancer: This aspect ensures important discussions, activities are being shared with parents and children, no matter the ages.  This will also lead some families to need to finally make decisions about an aging elder in regards to their life going forward.

                    ~ EarthWord SkyWord ~ Lyn Dalebout

                    ...

                    Star Signposts: Week of First Quarter Moon August 22-28

                    Game:  Pick 3

                    Method 1:  1-6-4
                    Method 2:  1-3-1
                    Method 3:  8-9-9
                    Method 4:  7-1-9
                    Method 5:  0-3-2
                    Method 6:  8-5-8

                     

                    Star Signposts: Week of First Quarter Moon August 22-28

                    Game:  Play 4

                    Method 1:  7-9-1-5
                    Method 2:  4-5-7-2
                    Method 3:  5-2-4-2
                    Method 4:  3-6-5-1
                    Method 5:  0-3-6-9
                    Method 6:  4-5-1-0

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                      Star Signposts: Week of Full Moon August 29-September 4

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                      ‘Yuge’ Full Moon

                      “Sunspots” photograph by John Ashley from spaceweather

                      This Full Moon/Sun is YUGE, as two of our Presidential candidates, Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders, like to say. A Super Full Moon refers to the closeness of the Moon to our Earth at different points throughout it’s yearly revolutions and variable orbits. To me the reason this is such a Super Full Moon however, taking place on August 29, is that our erupting Sun is still conjunct giant Jupiter of exuberance, excess, joy, optimism.  Your responses to everything might be over the top, exaggerated in either positive or negative ways. In addition, this Full Moon is also tied to Neptune, ruler spiritual and creative callings, fantasy, the power of our imagination to continually dream a new dream. And remember, a Full Moon isn’t just one day. It’s influence can be felt all week long.

                      I’ll be writing more about the upcoming Jupiter opposite Neptune cycle which always manifests as an explosion of creativity on our planet.  Stay tuned.  It’s YUGE~

                      We are about to complete the important Venus retrograde, going direct again on September 6. Please take a moment to watch this wonderful mini- movie of how this cycle looks from a celestial perspective: lunarplanner.com/LP-Excerpts/2015-Venus-Retrograde/

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                      Here is a brief synopsis of Full Moon characteristics that hold true to every Full Moon. Thank you Nick Anthony Fiorenza ~ lunarplanner ~

                      “The latter part of this phase, building up to the Full Moon, matures our efforts into vision and enthusiasm. It is the intermixing of opposites that creates the magic to bear the fruit of our passions. The day and night just before the Full Moon is the most potent, exhilarating energy—a dynamic social and alchemical time. 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 to kick back and relax. It 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.”

                      Please note: I make my posts according to the Lunar cycles, posting on the New, First Quarter, Full and Third Quarter Moons. I seek to support you in working with and within the natural flow of time and energy, which will help your life flow with more ease and grace. Also, I base my interpretations and predictions on the true sidereal astronomical alignments.

                      ~~~~~

                      Sat August 29

                      Full Moon ~ Sun in Leo, Moon in Aquarius: As I wrote above, this is an exceptionally dynamic, creative, celebratory Full Moon.  The Sun is aligned with Jupiter, which makes for exceptional confidence but also over-doing, over-indulging. The emotive Moon will be conjunct imaginative, fantasizing Neptune, as they transit through the astrological sign of Aquarius the Waterman. This dynamic further deepens great friendships, brings important new relationships into your life, sparks humanitarian impulses, and lastly, catalyzes eccentric but authentic behaviors. Dress in costume tonight, try on a new identity.

                      Sun August 30

                      Moon/Chiron in Aquarius opposite Juno in Leo: With this aspect, there is potential for both the reopening of still to be healed wounds as well as honest conversations about your weakest link/vulnerabilities. Time to be raw and real, both with friends ~ Aquarius’s influence ~ or the partners we share commitments with ~ Juno’s influence.

                      Mon August 31

                      Sun in Leo opposite Neptune in Aquarius: This annual opposition of artistic, playful Sun in Leo to imaginative, spiritual Neptune in community-minded Aquarius can help you align with new creative partners but it can also call up a feeling of polarization. That means you may feel pulled equally in two opposite directions. Sit with the standoff, explore the tension, and, if you are completely honest about your needs, things will resolve beautifully in right timing.  It’s about having faith that there is a solution to every perceived conflict. When Neptune is guiding us, we are living in the magic and mystery of Life, so no need to rush.

                      Pisces Moon opposite Mercury in Virgo: This alignment is the classic configuration of feeling torn between what you think you should do versus an overwhelming feeling of what you need to do. Feel the tug, have a conversation with yourself via a journal or with the help of a good listener. Or perhaps you will be that good wise listener to another’s woes/dilemma.  Be willing to analyze your feelings, or, discover how a thought makes you feel. You can choose a better thought that makes you feel better.  Try that on!

                      Venus retrograde/Mars conjunction in Cancer: This combustive union of heart conviction ~ Venus ~ meeting heartfelt desire to take action ~ Mars ~ is a wonderful energy in which your values and actions synchronize. But a note of caution: since Venus is still in reflective, inward-examining retrograde, you might want to visualize the future rather than try to make anything happen quite yet. With all this Jupiter/Neptune potential confusion/fuzziness also in our planetary Field, practice seeing yourself in the life circumstance you desire. Try it on, like a new outfit, and feel how it fits. Then after September 6 when Venus turns forward again, you will know if you were following the right lead or if an even better outfit is about to present itself.

                      Tue September 1

                      Moon/Uranus conjunction in Pisces: Keep in mind, yesterday’s Sun/Neptune opposition is still diffusing it’s creative, otherworldly influence throughout the interstitial spaces of our lives, a bit like magic fairy dust. This alignment of our emotional Moon to spontaneous Uranus spawns outbursts of all kinds. Some of you might feel warm and fuzzy toward all, others might just be sad for a few hours. Your mood-improving endorphins are actually elevated the after a good cry….so cry away if the tears arise.

                      Juno enters Virgo: This aspect will last for several months and is excellent for cleaning/organizing ‘closets’, literally and metaphorically, in our marriages, work relationships, all key relationships. Healthy critiquing can be necessary part of this transit through discerning Virgo, but try not be be overly critical of others or yourself.

                      Wed September 2

                      Moon in Aries trine Jupiter/Sun in Leo:  What an exuberant inspiring dynamic this will be for many. You may experience a renewed burst of energy or a sudden sense of clarity about where to direct your attentions/intentions/actions.

                      Thu September 3

                      Aries Moon square Mars/Venus retrograde in Cancer: As you know when I say ‘square’, it usually means you might confront some inner or outer tension or be pressured to make a decision. Today’s spontaneous, self-oriented Aries Moon squares off with Mars/Venus in conservative, family oriented Cancer. Needs need to be negotiated or renegotiated today in your family relationships.

                      Fri September 4

                      Moon in Taurus square Jupiter in Leo: This aspect might manifest as tension about what you want to spend versus what you actually should be spending given your current budget.  The monthly Taurus Moon tends to make us more sensual, desiring to touch and be touched.  So another nice choice today is visit your favorite spa.

                      ~ EarthWord SkyWord ~ Lyn Dalebout

                      ...

                      Star Signposts: Week of Full Moon August 29-September 4

                      Game:  Pick 3

                      Method 1:  5-3-5
                      Method 2:  2-3-7
                      Method 3:  4-6-4
                      Method 4:  9-9-2
                      Method 5:  9-7-0
                      Method 6:  8-5-5

                       

                      Star Signposts: Week of Full Moon August 29-September 4

                      Game:  Play 4

                      Method 1:  7-8-8-9
                      Method 2:  1-0-7-3
                      Method 3:  7-4-8-3
                      Method 4:  8-5-0-5
                      Method 5:  4-7-7-5
                      Method 6:  0-2-7-1

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                        Thanks Harve$t Moon, we had cloudy skies, bummer.

                        Blood Moon coming 9-15-15

                        Get your Tigers eye for protection.

                        Did you exchange a walk on part in the war ?

                        For a lead role in a cage?

                         

                                                                    From Pink Floyd's " Wish you were here"

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                          Thanks Harve$t Moon, we had cloudy skies, bummer.

                          Blood Moon coming 9-15-15

                          Get your Tigers eye for protection.

                          Got it!  Thanks, Sully16! Cool

                           

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                            Posted: September 4, 2015, 1:01 pm - IP Logged

                            Greetings Harvest Moon, Sully, et al,

                             

                            From the Deep Silent Sea of Tranquility comes this potential Blood Moon Alert Prophecy:

                            Blood Moon heralds a time of great change & the awaking of humanity to a new mind, the new heaven & new earth.

                            Get ready for change. It's all about the future >>>>>>

                            Stay Tuned Emoji & Stock up on Tiger Eyes Stones Emoji

                             

                            Fortes Fortuna Juvat

                            Eddessa_Knight  Sun Smiley

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                              Star Signposts: Week of Last Quarter Moon September 5-11

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                              Venus turns Direct

                              As we close out this latest SolLunar cycle with this week’s Last Quarter Moon, the major event in this upcoming week is Venus turning direct on September 6 from it’s retrograde of July 25. Perhaps you’ve said fare thee well to even more special Elders, or experienced a sense of completion and clarity around lingering family issues. That’s because this retrograde took place mostly in sidereal Cancer, the sign of family, parents, home life.  Now marks a time to reorient toward future family configurations, roles, perhaps finding a home that better suits you now.

                              ~~~~~

                              Here is a description of the qualities of the Last Quarter Moon phase compliments of my friend and sidereal colleague Nick Anthony Fiorenza at lunarplanner:

                              “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. Essentially a lesser self is what we will be shedding. It is now time to plow under the crops so they may become the fertilizer for the next cycle. This is a transformational time, a time for personal change. Step forth from old facades, and free yourself from past ways of participating in life. Knowing now what our Truth is, it is time to consciously live it. Doing so provides a choice for others to also live theirs. Not making the realized changes keeps ourselves bound in a circle of old patterns of growth; changing allows us to spiral to a new octave of experience—one that will eventually sprout in the next lunar cycle to come.

                              ~~~~~

                              Please note: I make my posts according to the Lunar cycles, posting on the New, First Quarter, Full and Last Quarter Moons. My hope is to support you to work with and within the natural flow of time, the Thirteen Moons of each year, which can help your life flow with more ease and grace. Also, I base my interpretations and predictions on the true sidereal astronomical alignments.

                              ~~~~~

                              Sat September 5

                              Last Quarter Square of Moon in Taurus to Sun in Leo: Time to turn some kind of corner in your life, perhaps releasing some old sense of security ~ Taurus’s influence ~ and embracing the uncertainty but joyful possibility of future creations ~ Leo’s influence.

                              Sun in Leo trine Pluto in Sagittarius: This annual aspect is wonderful for enhanced endurance for any physical expression today. Excellent for running a marathon for instance, which is exactly what’s happening here in my hometown of Jackson Wyoming. There are many kinds of marathons, so may you feel your own endurance and courage today.

                              Sun September 6

                              Venus in Cancer turns direct: If you can, face east at first light and send out a prayer of gratitude to Venus rising, about to turn direct from it’s retrograde of July 25. This exceptionally positive energetic may bring a fortunate turn in your life today or in the upcoming days. When Venus turned retrograde in July, it was the evening star, symbolic of things that might be ‘setting’ in your life. Now as Venus turns direct as the morning star, envision what is ‘rising’ at the dawn of your next phase. If you have packed up, or are still packing up, your old life, excitement may bubble up as you prepare to embark upon a new journey. The attitude of gratitude is associated with the power of Venus. So give thanks to the past and also give thanks for unknown blessings already on their way. A wise mantra.

                              Moon in Gemini square Lunar Nodes: The conversational, curious Gemini Moon makes a turning point square to the Lunar Nodes that represent your past and future directions. Excellent day to make travel plans, explore multiple timeline possibilities in conversation with a friend or dialogue with yourself within the safe and private space of your journal.

                              Mercury in Virgo opposite Vesta in Pisces: Focused communications, conversations, brainstorming are all assured under this aspect. There’s also a nice banter going on between your feeling self ~ Pisces’s influence ~ and your rational reasoning side ~ Virgo’s influence. You could make good decisions based in finding the balance that lies between both head and heart.

                              Mon September 7

                              Moon in Gemini square Mercury in Virgo: This dynamic mirrors and continues yesterday’s aspects so re-read that post. In addition, this aspect is excellent for in-depth analysis/research but it might manifest as a glitch/rerouting in your travel plans.

                              Tue September 8

                              Sun in Leo square Pallas Athene in Scorpio: With this dynamic, you might find yourself strategizing about how to budget for an upcoming creative project or playful adventure you long to set in motion. The square aspect supports decision-making. It’s about being willing to sacrifice something in the short term so your dreams happen in the long run.

                              Mars in Cancer trine Uranus in Pisces: This aspect is great for clearing out the closets/storage in your home. You as anticipate the joys of more order and organization, this rare aspect shouts “out with the old, in with the new”!

                              Wed September 9

                              Mercury in Virgo square Pluto in Sagittarius: Use this productive aspect to purge your emails, clear your desk, clean out your cupboards and refrigerator. If you are currently working on creating even greater health and vitality, examine what needs to change in your nutrition ~ Virgo ~ and your movement/exercise routine ~ Sagittarius.

                              Thu September 10

                              Moon/Venus/Mars conjunction in Cancer: Early morning sky alert! Set your alarm to wake up at dawn’s first light so you can absorb and muse beneath this emotional and exquisite tri-planetary union. You will see bright Venus with red Mars nearby and the waning crescent of the Moon. You may feel an uprising of unexplained feeling, even grief as these planets are aligning in sidereal Cancer. Please know this is also an energetic portal linked to being able to communicate with your loved ones who have passed. For those who believe, perhaps you will receive a kind and loving message from someone who still walks nearby, in Spirit.

                              Fri September 11

                              Moon/Jupiter opposite Neptune in Aquarius: Tomorrow we will embark upon a new SolLunar cycle, also called the New Moon. The last day of the completing lunar cycle is a good time to take it easy, take the day off to rest, play, just BE.  With today’s dreamy, creative sky portal of expansive Jupiter opposite spacious, compassionate Neptune, that advice is especially wise.  You might receive a download of inspiration if you make the time to listen.

                              ~ EarthWord SkyWord ~ Lyn Dalebout

                              ~~~

                              Star Signposts: Week of Last Quarter Moon September 5-11

                              Game:  Pick 3

                              Method 1:  5-2-5
                              Method 2:  6-7-7
                              Method 3:  1-9-1
                              Method 4:  1-7-9
                              Method 5:  5-0-8
                              Method 6:  3-5-7

                               

                              Star Signposts: Week of Last Quarter Moon September 5-11

                              Game:  Play 4

                              Method 1:  4-7-8-3
                              Method 2:  1-2-7-8
                              Method 3:  0-1-1-6
                              Method 4:  9-7-7-7
                              Method 5:  2-5-4-6
                              Method 6:  7-4-7-8