Steamy June : A Litmus Test

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A Slice of Expectancy – Full moon: 19’ Sagittarius     cypFM10june17
Your June 10th full moon experience was brought to you courtesy of Jupiter and the sector of your personality that is indulgent, most at ease with expansion, needs little prompting to step into new frontiers. For everyone I spoke with, this full moon felt like a rising-to-brimming-over during the days it was growing to fullness, palpable even if there was no singular culmination/revelation event. Somewhat more unusual, though in the text books, a few experienced their FM moment two or three days later.
For those with notable, even significant happenings, the phrase ‘break though’ fit well. It also means that they have birth chart placements within a few degrees of influential resonance to the Sun in Gemini and/or the moon and Saturn rx in Sagittarius and/or stationing Jupiter in Libra. Yes, the taskmaster, Saturn, was on the scene, but he certainly didn’t steal the show.

 

Sizzle and Steam
Mars is now half way through the first decan of Cancer and this is Action Fire in Action Water: not always such a great match here on planet Earth. The warrior likes to advance directly and the crab prefers to side-step. But let’s say you have a situation where it’s best to side-step, take the long way ‘round, acquiesce to an Other’s timetable. If so, know that this combo is on tap for all of us.
The shadow side of Mars in Cancer is passive aggressiveness, irritability, stewing in your own juices – creating an atmosphere that makes scoring anything approaching a cuddle quite difficult. We note that Mars will square Jupiter from the 21st of June, oppose Pluto from June 28th (accompanied at this point by Mercury and within days, joined by the Sun. See new moon note below.) and square Uranus from the 14th of July. The lessons we have learned about our finite energy and how to best use it for getting what we want will be put to real-life testing during this span of time – and there is no need for concern if we remember to FLOW with what feels rational (yes, i am joining these two words here; Cancer can actually do this very well. During this time frame, try it!) and not presuppose a need to defend the ego.

 

Personal Best
The other two personal archetypes – Venus and Mercury – are back at home in Taurus and Gemini. This means that, for all of us, the ways in which we most naturally use our skills in evaluating and relating, in reflection and communicating, are getting a natural lift. Any behavioral changes and project modifications we are trying to implement also get a helpful boost. Need a house/car/art appraisal? Get it now. Planning to polish up the CV and hit the pavement? No time like the present.
At this writing, Mercury is squaring Neptune and that might raise a yellow flag or two. If you are in a position to be duped, you need to hold off but not for long…by the 16th, a hazy perspective is in the rear view mirror. In fact, by the 17th, what we are talking about/promoting/attempting to convert into action meets a response that can’t be charmed or lost in your ‘fine print’ (particularly if you have been doing the duping). There’s an entity or issue that must be satisfied and, as always, it’s not fun but it is definitely in your long-term best interest to have this experience now. Keep this in mind as you consider how to decompress upon arriving back home at day’s end

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New Moon : 2 Cancer 47
cypNM24june17On the 24th of June, we have a new moon in Cancer – mind/body/spirit all settling in for a spell of hibernation…sort of. The Warrior has been banging around in some of the rooms here already and the Trickster/Chatterbox archetype should fully dissolve. Now we are in the mood for far more discreet, selective and meaning-full encounters. The Cancer/Capricorn axis is all about the inner-outer balance of a lifespan: you can’t perform well out there if you don’t refresh and recharge in personal space. This is a universal LAW. Break it at your own risk.
Destiny trines Taskmaster Saturn: perform your skillset/protect your genius in ways the School of Life has taught you with greater ease at this time. Implementing these upgrades will exponentially increase your output. Ignoring these lessons will get you the same old – same old. Who wants that? Take Courage and Go Forth (after a bubble bath and a nap).
Mars’ square to Neptune is full on at this new moon time and will be until the 30th of June. Action that doesn’t support All-One ethics may be rising…Those with mid-degree Scorpio markers (and those of us aware that this transit is flowing) can find themselves in a situation that enables them to operate a version of metaphor akin to the command post on a stealth submarine ship. Very Cool! But what glides into view in the deep murk… appearing through the thick glass, behold Pluto: your worst enemy or healing release (and often both, in a 1-2-punch style). In these times it is more apparent than ever that the winner in these encounters is often still about ‘might equals right.’

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HOWEVER
There is always a flip side for the aware amongst us. Let’s say we want to plant a seed that does lift all boats. Let’s say our Warrior is on fire for a Service-oriented cause. Perhaps we want something that would benefit whoever might move into our Tribe or Clan, like the launch of a new, better fitting and more appropriate system or tradition. Let’s say we want to rebirth an important relationship in fresh soil. Maybe it has become clear that Self-care is the root of all evolution. Yes, this would also be a most excellent time for initiating healing, restitution, a healthier lifestyle, a deeper commitment.

 

The quantum factor between these opposing scenarios is your motivation. Even be it tiny as a mustard seed.

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Full Moon: 20 Scorpio 24

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Diagnosis

Life is busy busy busy now and this full moon in Scorpio will likely only hold our attention for a brief moment. Yet for those with natal placements in key sectors at these degree points, it will bring a cause for deep pause. An arrested and poignant moment arrives and we have to catch our breath… Shared Exchanges + Time = a Nutritional Evaluation. For some, the field will be left to rest for now and for others, this crop is history.

A full moon in Scorpio is symbolic of bringing interior parts out into the sunny open air and that’s because the hidden emotional workings in the psyche that gauge need-fulfillment require a thorough reckoning from time to time. Completely under the beams of a Taurus sun, green shoots reach for the sky and we can see just how nutrient dense the soil our crop has been growing in really IS.

Season and Episode

Using Astro 101, we know the archetypal rulers of the full moon are Pluto and Mars. Pluto can help us articulate the life season we are experiencing and Mars in Gemini describes the spectrum of ways we can personally co-create during this episode in the here and now.

As discussed here often, Pluto is grinding his way through Capricorn and you can use the tag cloud on the homepage for oodles of further reading. Keep in mind that this energy entity is also known as the divine octave to our mortal Mars.

Much more likely to be within our command to wield is Mars in his transit of Gemini. Here, our inner warrior must guard against depletion from a scattering of force and even a tendency to forget original intents and motivations. However, clearly some diversity is appropriate. Revisit your plan and expect to see how you can do more within the boundaries of the same theme. Nimble, yes! but do not rush. When making a choice, evaluate according to that which is most durable, best suited to the task at hand, of quality material. The new moon in two weeks’ time will be rooted in this same energy field (4’Gemini)…in times of brain-rest now, allow the mind soup to stir.

There is much to sort as we grieve or exalt in the closing of a door we once used and if you find yourself or someone near to you experiencing this, even as the rest of life keeps you bobbing along, start each day with a little whispered promise that you will invest in that which is worthy.

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We have been watching from a distance as a grouse hen nested down just a few centemeters from a cliff edge at the top of the property. Her caring investment has yielded just 4 out of 10 potential little ones…she will not return. Yet in good time, she will seek a worthy partner and nest and invest again.

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Full Moon: 21 Libra 33

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Libra is the life sector wherein we most comfortably relate on an intellectual level. It’s those situations that bring a natural pause for reflection on the actions and reactions of others, whoever they may be to us, and the effects of our own. Libra is how we strategize for justice and equality. We present our case, whether to our BFF or a high court judge. Here we use language and gesture to convey intent and draw satisfaction. The archetype ruler of Libra is Venus and to catch her drift for us personally in the here and now, we need to check what she is up to.

At this full moon, it would be very true to say that Venus is between a rock and a hard place. Relationally, we may feel we are role playing more towards one end of the spectrum or the other in our daily interactions, i.e. the Martyr or the Overcomer. Obviously, there is all the difference between these two…and it’s notable that we can be either one of these with different Others all in the same day.

However, it would also be very true to say that Venus is most potent at this moment in time and so whatever agenda or point you are projecting is sure to draw great interest. (There will, however, be no commitment made that you should count on until after the 15th; Full moons are for getting the full picture, not necessarily signing on any dotted line. That being said, any project or mission you have been continuously working/re-working on since late January should yield clear results – including contractual obligations. Memory prompters can be found here.)

Mars in Taurus sextiles Venus at this full moon and that adds solid, hard-working, persistent and fixed efforts to the agenda of the Martyr or the Overcomer. Make sure you have double-checked your position on matters because whatever you decide to do, you’ll be entrenched.

 

“Plowing never occurred to me. I live in an apartment.” – IRS Chief of Collections upon being confronted in court about seizing and selling a man’s horses during planting time, effectively rendering him helpless to provide for himself and his family or pay off tax debt. (source)

 

A new client said that life feels like death by a thousand paper cuts lately and that sounds about right to me. In other words, we aren’t in mortal danger but there is a jostling, a hurry-up-already vibe in the air: we’ve got this list of things to do and every time we turn around, somebody or something is slowing us down – and it stings! These are the times we are living in. You have only to look at events on the world stage. Fortunately, our own little hiccups, messes and/or crises will require far fewer diplomatic summits.

At this full moon, it is highly likely that you can find respite and harmony with that small group of Others you would define as family, with those who appreciate All of who you are. Spend some time in an atmosphere that feels secure and safe to you. Just walk right in and tell them how much you appreciate the Space they provide for you. If you can, host a Space for others. They may need it more than you know.

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