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Horoscopes for the Week of July 11th – 17th

Today we experience the effects of a Balsamic Moon – the darkest night of the month occurring the eve before the New Moon (Partial Solar) Eclipse. Our psychic “6th sense” is magnified. Our internal “radar” is more powerful than usual. […] 


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The Moon, currently moving through the final degrees of Leo, transits into the sign of Virgo today. (As long as the Sun is in the sign of Cancer as it will be for the next week, the Moon, its ruler, takes on greater power and significance). So we will feel a pull in the direction of self-discipline, getting things done, work, addressing reality, and toning it down - as in expressing humility. This is the sign where you promise less than you actually deliver - not more. But the Moon joins the "currently in progress" earth trine so it all feels pretty effortless and maybe rewarding. You can make a lot of progress today. Keep in mind the majority of planets are moving in retrograde motion. Now we are taken back to previous time, or previous experience, a previous life, an old familiar feeling. We work on something we've worked on in the past. We might remind ourselves of a time when we stirred up trouble or notoriety for ourselves and feel inspired to do it again. We might do some research for a scathing piece of writing meant to unsettle and disrupt. Or we might just say what we think and the consequences will feel familiar. But again, this all looks rewarding rather than unfortunate. A rule of thumb when Mars moves retrograde is finding productive and peaceful ways to express rage outwardly. Anger turned inward - as its prone to do when Mars retrogrades - often results in depression. (Mars is currently in retrograde motion and will be until August 26th).

Today’s Sabian Symbol – 23 Degrees of Cancer

"After a shipwreck a man and woman are setting up camp. A third survivor appears - an expert woodsman - who begins to tell them the best way to proceed." The Swiss family Robinson; sizing up a difficult new situation and meeting its needs; self-reliance - working with what you've got; figuring out which rules are necessary to the survival of the "tribe" and enforcing them - including the active hunt for food, the sharing of assets and talents, and the sacrifice of personal agendas to group goals 9sexual intrigues undermine group solidarity); brining undercurrents of primitive sexuality and aggression to light to lessen their power (reading people accurately as a survival skill); integrating an unwelcome person into an established scene and seeing what they can bring to the table; the formation of families of unrelated people; seductive cultural offerings aimed at educating the public; romanticism based on innocent "Edenic" responses to others.


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.

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