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Horoscopes for the Week of July 18th – 24th

At the start of this week the grand earth trine that’s been infusing some ease and harmony into life has broken apart. In the immediate future Pluto and the Moon are in a tug of war – the Moon wanting […] 


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The Moon is newly in the sign of Scorpio and the Sun is winding down it's month long trek through the constellation of Cancer. Scorpio and Cancer are natural friends. The past has come to life for a purpose. The Scorpio Moon may clarifiy that purpose today. It can be all about empowerment through keeping secrets. Scorpio might consolidate power by keeping secrets, operating underground, or presenting false fronts. Scorpio can feel especially empowered when she knows something about you that don't want known, and you don't know she knows it. Being in control is the issue. Scorpio is a talented (magical) investigative healer who unearths the source of the problem and eliminates it. She's nourished from the depths. She needs to know the backstory and motivation behind whatever's imanifesting. Her life is a series of "high highs" and "low lows." She's "on edge" and maybe especially so with the total Lunar Aquarian eclipse on the horizon. Aquarius is a wild card and Scorpio can feel especially threatened by unpredictability. Today is a good day to ask probing questions of yourself and others, to refuse to treat the symptoms and get to the source of the problem. It's a good time to step into the darkness to see what's there. From a practical standpoint it's a good day to deal with complicated joint financial arrangements, with finances in general, and anything that affects the source of your stability.

Today’s Sabian Symbol – 27 Degrees of Cancer

"An Indian girl introduces her anthropologist boyfriend to the tribe. After the couple leaves a heated discussion ensues." Forming a warm working relationship with a group whose viewpoint differs widely from one's own; hashing out one's differences (argumentative); teamwork; collaborative efforts; relationships of intimacy and trust; friendship and marriages; problems of conflicting loyalties (is the boyfriend using the girl to gain access to the tribe as an anthropologist); gaining acceptance in a new group vs serving as a gate keeper in an established group (fear of enemy infiltration; analyze people's motivations); gaining access to a group by making friends with a dominant member of the group (use sponsorship as a way of getting ahead); winning an argument by being able to see both sides; winning people over by speaking with sincerity, simplicity, and humility.


The practice of astrology by nature defies definition. I've tried to encapsulate, in simplified, mathematical form, what it is that happens during a reading, but much of it, I have to admit, I don't completely understand. Having become well-versed in various astrological techniques - identifying relevant cycles, interpreting symbolism, prediction, solar arcs, secondary progressions, solar returns, as well as life purpose signatures - in the final analysis there is something more. The mixture of my energy, the energy of the chart, and your own energy, at some point, seems to create a type of magic that transcends the calculations - but the calculations are important. They provide the key that unlocks the door to something greater. To progress along your path, with greater insight and understanding, what is required of you is a degree of relaxation, trust, and openness to the possibility that the reading will provide you with the exact information you need, at the exact right moment in time.

WELCOME!! My name is Holly RePenn. I am a Professional Astrologer certified by the International Society for Astrological Research, a writer, Master Herbalist, Certified Holistic Nurse, and a Registered Yoga teacher. I hope you visit my site often, gather some information, comment on articles, schedule a personal reading, or sign up for future classes and workshops. If you live near my office in San Juan Capistrano, California we can meet in person. Anywhere in the world skype or phone readings are available.