JULY 27th-AUG. 13th, 2017
THURS-FRIDAY, JULY 27-28, 2017
If you feel tense and irritable, remember that the Leo Sun and Mars are in perfect alignment and both are in near-perfect opposition to Pluto and in tense aspects to Uranus and Jupiter. This is a time to act on your most fervent dreams and desires. Act now while the fire is hot!
SAT-SUNDAY, JULY 29-30, 2017
This weekend 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 ... Tonight's 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.
MONDAY, JULY 31st, 2017
On Monday, 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.
TUES-SUNDAY, AUG. 1st-6th, 2017
This is one of the most dramatic weeks of the astrological year ... a time when you must be very careful in traffic ... avoid public places where terrorist attacks could occur ... and when reckless rules could cause global havoc. For the third time since last November 2016 and April 2017, Libra Jupiter is in a 90-degree square aspect to Capricorn Pluto. This is the third and final time this dire configuration will occur for years to come. This aspect heralds disaster on the global political and financial markets — a restructuring of the world's political and economic systems. The arrogance of unbridled growth (Jupiter) will be put into question by thorough and deep-seated structural reordering (Pluto) for the benefit of all humanity, not just for a few. This configuration is warning you — no, ordering you — to reassess your assets. Money and property are transitory things. Reflect on what is truly valuable to you.
MON-TUESDAY, AUG. 7th-8th, 2017
Overnight Monday/Tuesday there is a partial Lunar Eclipse when we come to the AQUARIUS FULL MOON. This is the summertime moon of generous gifts which we associate with Antinous/Vertumnus, the shape-shifting God of summertime bounty and generous gifts. We call this the DONUM MOON when magical rituals are performed for fortuitous gifts.
WEDS-THURSDAY, AUG. 9th-10th, 2017
Lady Luck smiles on you this week when Mercury forms a sextile aspect with Venus even as the Leo Sun forms a sextile with lucky Jupiter.This is the sort of day that the Latin expression "Carpe Diem" (Seize the Day) was created for. Be sure to buy a lottery ticket ... and be sure to share the winnings with everybody around you.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 11th, 2017
On Friday you see the world through rose-colored glasses when Venus forms a 90-degree square angle to Neptune. This is a good day for smooth-talking gigolos who pay fanciful compliments to you — and you find yourself actually believing them ... And why not? Is that such a bad thing? Why not enjoy the fantasy as long as it lasts ... and as long as you know it's a fantasy?
SATURDAY, AUGUST 12th, 2017
On Saturday, the Sun forms a brilliant and glowing trine aspect with Saturn which empowers you with perseverance and clear vision to make some serious long-term plans for the future.
SUNDAY, AUGUST 13th, 2017
On Sunday, Mercury does an about-face and goes "backwards" as seen from Earth until September 5th. This RETROGRADE MERCURY phase is a time of confusion in communications and commerce. About three times each year, Mercury the communications wizard turns into Mercury the fast-talking con man. This is the RETROGRADE MERCURY phase, and it lasts about three weeks. Because Mercury is in Taurus, RETROGRADE MERCURY will be serving up glitches and snafus in the Taurus-related areas of household appliances and home finances as well as communications, computers, transport, travel and social media. If you are buying a new mobile phone, be sure to read the fine print about hidden costs. Planning to move into a new apartment? Check the kitchen and bathroom for tell-tale signs of mold before signing the lease. Remember over the next three weeks that MERCURY wants you to play his sly game to win — not to be a whining victim. Make him proud of the way you play his game!
SNEAK PREVIEW OF NEXT WEEK:
Another exciting week lies ahead between August 14th and 20th when we come to a dramatic Total Solar Eclipse which is visible over nearly all of the continental United States. This cosmic event occurs with the SUMMER BLUE MOON of Antinous and the SACRED LION HUNT ... More details next time ....