JULY 16 to 27, 2014
WEDNESDAY JULY 16, 2014
On Wednesday, one of the major astrological events of the year occurs when the planet Jupiter enters the Leo Zodiac sign. For the next 12 months, lots of good things are to be expected. Jupiter is the planet of luck and opportunity. It moves slowly through the Zodiac, spending 12 months in each sign, so it takes 12 years for it to return to Leo. Remember where you were and what you were doing in 2002 to get an idea of the flavor of this coming 12 months.
For the past year, Jupiter was in Cancer, the sign of family, coziness and domestic affairs. But Jupiter Leo will put the spotlight on getting out on stage, front and center, and putting on a good show. Jupiter Leo is the ultimate Drama Queen. While Jupiter was in Cancer many people kept relationships together as a top priority but Jupiter in Leo may encourage the opposite — love affairs. Of course, if your marriage or relationship is sound this will not pose a problem.
Jupiter in Leo will bring a certain amount of fun into our lives and people may be more interested in socializing. Leo is ruled by the Sun, which represents our vital core. If you were born under the sign of Leo, you can expect the next 12 months to be a banner year.
Jupiter is at home in a fire sign (Jupiter is ruled by Sagittarius) and fire sign Leo will encourage self-expression for the performing arts and it should be a good year for movies, TV and any of the arts. Entertainment in general will become more important as well fun. Leo holds the potential to be around or connect with flamboyant and charismatic people. The downside of Leo is often a need for attention.
If you were born with Jupiter in Leo you are the type of individual who likes to energy and a big life force. You are probably a snappy dresser. You often have a feeling of neediness to draw attention or always be the center of attention — in other words, you are a Drama Queen — and the coming 12 months will be your chance to dominate the spotlight.
THURSDAY JULY 17, 2014
On Thursday, be careful what you say when ANTINOUS THE MOON GOD squares off against both Mercury and Venus while forming an exaggeration-prone configuration with Jupiter. This is a recipe for misunderstandings. People don't just jump to conclusions — they take a flying leap and end up hanging on a precarious ledge.
FRIDAY JULY 18, 2014
On Friday, Venus leaves nervous Gemini (where Venus never feels entirely comfortable) and enters cozy Cancer. Venus is very much at home in Cancer, creating a spirit of emotional home-and-hearth sentimentalism. Even if you are the sort of gay person who has never taken the idea of "marriage" and "family" seriously before, don't be surprised if you now think of settling down and setting up housekeeping with that certain special someone. That may mean merely sharing a house or apartment together. Or it may mean planning a gay wedding and possibly even adopting or siring children. For the past month, Gemini Venus expressed love and money through words. Now Cancer Venus will express love and money emotionally.
SATURDAY JULY 19, 2014
Overnight Friday/Saturday, we come to the Aries Third Quarter Moon, which is the lunar phase of the determined warrior we call the TRIBUNE MOON in Antinous Moon Magic ... This lunar phase is particularly powerful this year because it occurs precisely when the Sun and Mars are in a 90-degree square right angle to each other. If you are someone lacking in self-assertiveness, then ANTINOUS THE MOON GOD is sending assertiveness your way on his moonbeams tonight ... so that you can forge ahead in with determination and vigor ... The Tribune Moon is about confronting your fears ... above all, your fear of baring your true self to others. It is about turning your weaknesses into your strengths. It is about transforming destructive energies into constructive ones. It is about finding ... and fulfilling ... your destiny ... Meditations and rituals this night are best suited for finding ways to assert your will constructively ... for the benefit of yourself and for others.
SUNDAY JULY 20, 2014
On Sunday, Saturn ends its Retrograde phase and begins going forward again for the first time since March 2. If there has been a logjam in your life for the past five months, it should break up now. Because Saturn is in Scorpio, secrets will be exposed now. Saturn will remain in Scorpio until December 23, promising renewal and rebirth in time for the Solstice to those who are sincerely attending to the lessons and learning. You have a choice as to who you are intimate with, partner with, borrow from, and owe. Choose wisely and take responsibility for what you choose, how you act and your behaviors.
MONDAY JULY 21, 2014
On Monday, Uranus the planet of revolutionary change stops dead in its tracks (as seen from Earth) and goes Retrograde (backwards) for the next five months. Even when going forward, Uranus shakes things up. Uranus still shakes things up for us when it goes retrograde, but it starts to do so in a very pushy way. It pushes us to dig deep and really face the problems and the roadblocks that have impeded progress. It forces us to re-evaluate our values and our priorities.
If we've been turning a blind eye to a problem, Uranus retrograde will put that problem in our face, front and center, and make it impossible to ignore. If we've been too willing to settle and reluctant to venture from our comfort zones, Uranus will shake us out of it like you shake ants out of a picnic blanket.
Uranus sparks awakenings and inspires us to challenge what we accept as the norm, but when it goes retrograde it forces us to do so through an overhaul.
While Uranus is in retrograde, on a personal level, you may find Uranus forces you to re-evaluate your life — what you've accepted, what you've settled for, the choices you have made. If you've been mindlessly heading down the wrong path, Uranus retrograde gives you the proverbial slap in the face to bring you back to your senses — the kind of slap that stings, but for which you are grateful. After something happens, you may find yourself wondering, "what am I doing? Why am I doing this?" That's the planet's influence on you while in retrograde.
As a society, you'll find Uranus retrograde is when there is unrest and that brings attention to things we've let slide for far too long. More people begin to rethink the direction we've been taking, challenge convention and advocate for change.
You can really use Uranus retrograde to your advantage. It is an ideal time to reflect on your life. Examine your past in relation to your future, and if there is an "Aha!" moment to be had, Uranus retrograde can help you find it.
Have you fallen into bad patterns of thought or behavior? Have you trapped yourself in a lifestyle or job that hasn't really been working for you, but you stuck with it because it was easier than changing? Uranus retrograde is going to make you see what brought you to where you are, face your fears and take you out of your comfort zone, ultimately guiding you to the realization that there are better paths to take.
TUESDAY JULY 22, 2014
On Tuesday, an opposition from Mercury (the mind) to Pluto (intensity) will inspire a desire to know more — to understand more — to dive below the surface and see what lies beneath. This is a good day for deep discussions and psychotherapy. Also, the Sun enters Leo that day which will brighten the darkness of Pluto and help inspire creativity and a sense of fun. Leo is the home sign of the Sun, which means the next four weeks encourage leadership and creative expression. The Sun is most comfortable in Leo, and helps those with genuine intentions step into the limelight. If you're looking to get ahead, now's the time to shine! Promote your talents and ensure higher-ups understand exactly what you're capable of — and what you're looking for. Progress is possible, especially if you're prepared to boldly express your desires. The Sun in Leo symbolizes royalty, so be firm as well as considerate now. Working with others helps you get ahead — but be upfront about your intentions, and don't be bossy.
WEDNESDAY JULY 23, 2014
On Wednesday, you wake up from a restless night, having tossed and turned all night and having been troubled by vivid dreams. These dreams keep coming back to you during the day as ANTINOUS THE MOON GOD forms a tight sextile with stationary Uranus as it shifts into reverse gear. Your subconscious mind is full of changes that you need to undertake during the coming five months while Uranus is Retrograde.
THURSDAY JULY 24, 2014
Thursday is packed with planetary energies when Venus trines with Neptune to enhance creativity and a sensitive connection to Universal Love, the Sun aligns with Jupiter to expand our confidence and faith in life, Mercury connects to Uranus, Saturn AND Chiron — a day filled with mental energy.
FRIDAY JULY 25, 2014
On Friday Mars leaves Libra, where it has been very uncomfortable since December 2013, and dives into the steamy waters of Scorpio, where it feels truly at home. All of the Warrior God's natural characteristics, good and bad, are much stronger here. Mars's aggressive energies are more intense, more passionate, more loyal, more stubborn, crueler, more secretive, more manipulative, more jealous and (surprise!) more sensitive here than in any other sign. It will be an intense couple of months until Mars enters Sagittarius September 22, 2014.
SATURDAY/SUNDAY JULY 26/27, 2014
Overnight Saturday/Sunday we come to the Leo New Moon. That is the lunar phase we call the SACERDOTE MOON which spiritually kick-starts your life ... Take time to reflect on becoming who you were born to be ... Rather than focusing on a specific task, go to the center of your heart and meditate on the core strength of your soul ... Perhaps you are here to bring beauty, whether through art, justice, or fashion ... Perhaps you are here to help heal the offering of the world, whether through your writing, activism, or as a physician ... Or maybe you are here to bring insight and truth where there is confusion and ignorance.
SNEAK PREVIEW OF NEXT WEEK:
Another exciting week lies ahead between July 28 and August 3 when we come to the Scorpio First Quarter Moon, which is the lunar phase we call the THIEF MOON in honor of Prometheus ... the first thief ... and it was thanks to his larcenous thievery that humans are not living in burrows and dens like animals ... Rituals and meditations tonight can focus on your "inner thief" ... the things you rob yourself of ... self-esteem, self-love, self-confidence, for example. By robbing yourself of these qualities, you are vulnerable to real-life thieves ... This lunar phase is also reminding us about the ability to take what we need without asking in advance. It is about getting back what is rightfully ours .... More details next time ....