Before August 21’s massive, highly anticipated Total Solar Eclipse at the last degree of Leo, visible throughout much of the U.S., we confront our next Lunar Eclipse and Mercury Retrograde cycles of initiation + the glory of the annual Perseid Meteor Showers.
August 7th’s Aquarius 15 degree Lunar Eclipse can be just as or more intense than the Solar Eclipse, especially because of the emotional fluctuations often present in the weeks before and after a Lunar Eclipse. It all depends on your chart: Those with planets between 10-20 degrees of Fixed signs Taurus, Scorpio, Leo, and Aquarius will most deeply experience the fruitful completions, surrendered resolutions, or necessary dissolu
tions of this Super Full Moon energy, with a focus on one’s freedom and authentic sense of self-expression.
With Mars opposite this Full Moon, irritable reactivity could bring supressed rage to the surface, through the trine from Jupiter may help inspire expanded perspective and help focus Mars’ intensity into a catalyzed role of leadership. Also peaking at this Lunar Eclipse is a question of our active creative contribution to humanitarian purposes and a tribe communally shifting the collective paradigm.
My new life on the road as a Digital Nomad and the conferences with other nomads this September in Portugal and Spain is one example of a global shift towards location independent work and a collaborative world community of those who seek more freedom, autonomy, and passion for living life to its fullest. Where is your evolutionary threshold and how do you gently push other’s over their edge during this revolutionary Lunar Eclipse? Expect August to be a month of intense global action including fiery protest movements and rebellious surges for equal rights.
On August 12, Mercury once again turns Retrograde, in the sign of Virgo at 12 degrees. He will backtrack through the final degrees of Leo, where he turns direct again on September 5th. Virgo Mercury Retrograde emphasizes our ability to manage our time, energy, and resources more efficiently and analytically. We will likely become more acutely aware of what is not working in our daily/weekly routines and seek to implement new regimens of greater productivity through better systems. We can reflect on the best ways to utilize energy and time in service, health, and the simple but profound disciplines of daily devotion.
We are already in Mercury’s shadow period and thus, some of us with many planets in Virgo/Gemini, may already feel this Retrograde’s technology, communications, and travel challenges causing havoc in our lives. Be sure to back up important documents, avoid signing major contracts, and manage the above hassle areas with graceful acceptance.
Lastly, just as Mercury turns backwards, the annual Perseid Meteor Showers, the brightest starshow in the sky, peak on the 12th and 13th so find a location far away from the city pollution, and bask in the psychedelic stellar calligraphy of 80-100 dancing comets per hour.
- Angelina Jolie
- Brad Pitt
- Composite Charts
- Donald Trump
- Electional Astrology
- Human Design
- Local Space Lines
- Lunar Eclipse
- Mars Lines
- Movie Stars
- New Moon
- Personal Year
- Solar Eclipse
- Venus Lines
Many of us have snuck a peak at our Sun signs online and their compatibility with other signs—can those two stubborn but sensual beasts, Taurus and Leo, really endure for the long term? Could that intense Scorpio depth every mesh with that crazed and excited Gemini curiosity?
One of the challenges we find with this kind of study in astrological compatibility is that we are really only exploring the position of the Sun in the sky when you were born. But the Sun is only one of many planets—those heavenly bodies that actually describe different qualities and characteristics pulsing within each of us. Like the Sun itself, our zodiac Sun sign describes what traits we need to exhibit to feel vital, alive, and creative. Yet, most of us would agree that in a relationship, there are more essential factors to harmony, connection, and sustainability in a relationship.
For instance, feeling emotionally understood by our partner may be the most important factor to a happy and peaceful union. Your Sun sign does not describe these fundamental emotional needs. Instead, your Moon sign describes the qualities you require in your life on a daily basis. We live and breathe our Moon sign as our center of security and inner stability. When we live with someone, our Moon sign will dominate our daily rhythms and how we react in most situations. And if you have another planet opposite or square your Moon sign, that planet will act like a character inside of you bringing tension and irritation to your emotions. Thus, the story of your Moon in your birth chart reveals volumes about you as an emotional being and becomes vital information both for understanding and supporting your life partner.
In addition, the planet Venus—also known as Aphrodite—as the goddess of love. She represents what we find attractive in our life because we value it. A Venus in Sagittarius may value higher education and world travel without much responsibility, whereas a Venus in Cancer will value providing for a family, nurturing others, and creating a safe nest for those she cares for.
Even more interesting is that Venus represents a kind of costume a woman wears as her highest, or most preferred, expression of femininity. In other words, Venus represents the version of the Goddess any woman wants to be honored for. This is matched by the planet Mars in men, which symbolizes the the most preferred expression of masculinitiy in a man, qualities he wishes to be acknowledged and respected for. If Venus and Mars are at odds between two partner’s charts, there can be major challenges to what they find important in their relationship, how they wish to invest their time and energy, and how they express their affection and erotic desires.
Even by visiting just a few other planets in your birth chart—the Moon, Venus, and Mars—you can witness how important the study of astrology can be to revealing not only your patterns in your partnerships, but how to achieve a healthy, passionate, and truly intimate relationship.
To learn more about you and your partner’s versions of the God and Goddess, check out my online course for %75 off here: Love, Sex, and Relationship Success with Astrology: Honor Your Sacred Masculine and Feminine.