Lunar Eclipse, Mars & Mercury Retrograde

Lunar Eclipse – Jul. 27, 2018

July 27th we have a Full moon/Lunar eclipse. This eclipse falls at 4 Aquarius 44 and triggers the Mars retrograde which is sitting less than one degree from the eclipse degree.  You may be feeling held back from progressing in whichever area of your birth chart this eclipse falls, or you may literally need to contain your emotions this week. Because the eclipse is in Aquarius, some issues that may come up related to unspoken emotions around friendships, and frustration due to detachment in your emotions toward others, or of someone else toward you.

Sometimes the hardest thing to do is remain objective while emotions are being activated with an eclipse. The idea is when the moon is full, the light shines on the area or degree of the full moon. But when the full moon is eclipsed, emotions from past events are both stirred up from the past and repressed simultaneously. Reacting as opposed to reflecting will have a negative effect on relationships. As always with eclipses, don’t react as we are in the middle of these next two eclipses that finish the series this summer. So meditate on the past and family so you can release issues through the South node, and hold back on actions until you find the most optimal solution to any issues on the table now.

Other aspects to this eclipse when looked at from our nation’s capital (see chart above) add challenges in our position due to the area where this eclipse lies plus issues in the financial arena. Our finances are troubled here because of a T-square to Uranus in Taurus and a sesquiquadrate (square + a semisquare = 135°) to a very debilitated Venus in Virgo. The challenge seems to be playing out with the economic deficit that our administration is attempting to address with trade wars… which aren’t solving the problem.

[[ **NOTE – The day after this post went live. Trump ordered an end to the Trade War with the EU.]]

And if we look at the Federal Reserve chart (see chart below), it is being decimated right now with both the last eclipse on its Ascendant and this eclipse now in the 7th house of open enemies or rivals where the eclipse degree and South Node (old debts) sit. Trump recently made a comment about the Federal Reserve and Central Bank having policies that were set up to hurt the economy. Well, it certainly made the bankers rich! ..but to the detriment of the people. With Pluto (transformation/power plays) slowing down to station on the Fed chart’s Descendant (same as 7th house – rivals/enemies or partners) in October, we are looking at a battle to the death over this institution’s role or even existence.

If you haven’t been to my talks, I have offered many solutions to protect your savings when this change in the currency takes place. Contact me to buy my “Practical Preparedness for the 2010’s and Beyond” packet or CD, or copies of my recent information rich workshop on DVD.

And what could make an eclipse season more interesting than the flubs and fixes needed during a Mercury Retrograde? Not much! This summer’s retrograde runs from the eclipse day July 27th to August 20th. Don’t sign, don’t buy, and try not to put important messages in writing. They may be misunderstood or need revision, so do your research first. But do get your electronics fixed now!

If you’d like clarity on your current situation and to get the most out of  the eclipses and the retrogrades this season by seeing how they align with your chart, contact me for a Special Summer Eclipse reading by phone at 1/2 the price of a regular reading.

Federal Reserve with Lunar Eclipse Jul. 27, 2018

Full Sagittarius Moon, the U.S. Chart & You

Today’s full moon falls at 8°10’ of Sagittarius. Full moons highlight relationships, and in this area of the zodiac we are having our attention brought into a wider sphere of social and philosophical truths.

The U.S. chart is having a nodal return, therefore forging and maintaining relationships are quite important at this time. The US chart also has Mars on the South Node stirring up financial stresses in a trine to Uranus (see chart above) in the 6th house of jobs and also the military. Of course the military is an area where there is tremendous funding and tremendous attention is being placed to improve the situation (jobs). The financial situation here is something I have lectured about and presented the charts of the dollar as well as other countries’ currencies, and shown that we already have passed the last Saturn cycle for the dollar. It will have to have a new structure if it is to sustain another 30 year cycle. Already trade is being made outside the dollar for oil, which was a tremendous slap to the ‘petrol’ dollar and its monopoly over that trade.

Mars will be retrograding over most of the summer, and now while mars has already entered the degrees where it will be going retrograde. It would be a good time to take stock of areas where you have put yourself out there, and will then need to back track a little and refine your position during the summer months, before forging ahead with full force in the fall.

What does this full moon and the Mars retrograde mean for you? If the degree of the full moon or the Sun in this chart hits your chart directly, it is a call to address relationships or situations surrounding the area in your chart where Sagittarius and Gemini sit. Other key planets of this full moon that aspect planets, angles or points in your chart can also make this a key time to get objectivity and not overreact to situations that are reaching a climax now.

All full year ahead readings always covers all the current transits and and full moons, Solar and Lunar eclipses within the year of your reading, in addition to everything else personally coming to fruition in your chart via progressions, directions, return charts etc. being reflected in your life. Contact me here with questions or to schedule a reading.

Eclipse Recap & Spring Ingress

Above Chart: Spring Ingress 2018 for Washington DC

The recent full moon was in Virgo following the last eclipse, and I have witnessed a lot of important shifts. I thought this cycle was worth a short recap. This eclipse cycle and full moon brought a lot of confusion followed by revelation; disappointment followed by new possibilities; illness followed by recovery and commitment to health, rejuvenation and release.

The symbolism behind the climax of this cycle on the Virgo full moon was felt more powerfully by many because of the substantial weight of planets in Pisces. The flow of energy quickly became dreamy, visionary, imaginative and intuitive following the eclipse in late Aquarius. This began as a stage to envision idealistic goals, and begin to paint them on the canvas of our vision boards and the universe. As mid-month approached however, the Virgo full moon shined a flood light on the details needing attending to in the manifestation of these dreams, and the realities involved in making them happen. This is not necessarily a bad thing, but may just have felt totally unexpected.

As a sage advisor once said, when you come to a fork in the road, and there are two possible paths or outcomes — one you have envisioned and one you have not; prepare for both. The idea behind this was not to give up your dreams for the sake of what seems like a hindrance or obstacle. Proceed following both roads: the more imaginative as well as the more realistic, and that way you will be prepared for either outcome, or possibly both.

The upcoming Spring Ingress chart, like the past Winter Ingress, has Neptune on an angle. This has added to the uncertainty in activities by the President and in the White House. We can’t be sure of exactly what has happened in any scandal, nor can we have certainty of how the President or his advisors and staff will proceed. Mars inhabits the 6th house of the military, and Saturn (obstacles) sits firmly on the Descendant (other countries/leaders). Both straddle the Descendant making it beseiged –  a really bad situation where one is stuck between a rock and a hard place. Certainly all the nuclear talks are highlighted here. There has to be some give and take; we can’t ask other nations to disarm and then continue to occupy their borders.  But as we do that, we exemplify the negative attributes of this alignment. Let’s hope as we pass through this period that right choices are made.

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Pluto Goes Direct – Full Moon in Aries

Pluto Now Direct & Full Moon Oct. 5th

We are well out of the Mercury Retrograde and smack dab in the middle of a Pluto Station. This is where Pluto stops its retrograde, grinds to a halt, then slowly begins to go direct again. Pluto is all about release and rebuilding, as well as power struggles. Projects that have been held up start to move with a fury from any prior struggle. Secrets and motivations are uncovered. You will find out the truth about long-delayed issues; it may not be pleasant, but you can’t fool yourself or anyone else any longer. This week’s full moon in Aries makes a square (challenge) to Pluto bringing everything to a head that hasn’t yet been addressed. Will you or a situation or person you are having an adversarial relationship with prolong the situation (Pluto is about control), or let go and find another way to get what you each want? While Venus and Mars are conjunct in Virgo during this lunar phase, perhaps there is a middle road where all involved can still stick to the rules, be less critical and find a happy medium.

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