Saturn continues its slow progress through Virgo. I don’t know about you, but the workload for me has been pretty heavy. One of the things I’ve been working on has been a revamp of my website. It’s a work-in-progress, and I still have a few things I want to tweak, but all the same articles are still here.
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Gemini New Moon
4 June 2008
The Sabian Symbol for this New Moon at 13 Gemini is “Two people, living far apart, in telepathic communication.”
Instinct and intuition are highlighted. Not only can we tap into the unconscious signals of others, but also deep within our own psyche, through dreams and imagination.
Coming after two Scorpio Full Moons which have taken us down into the Underworld, now we may find we can call on these unconscious forces to help usher in this new cycle.
Gemini is all about communication. There are many ways to communicate and listening to our intuition is one of them.
Sagittarius Full Moon
19 June 2008
This Full Moon is in Sagittarius, but making a close conjunction to Pluto which recently backtracked into Sagittarius on June 15, so the Scorpio theme is still in process.
Potentially, this is quite an emotional and cathartic time. Over the past few months, there has been a general sense of change and of transcendence. Powerful and intense energies have been at work beneath the surface of things. It’s as if we are on the verge of something powerful and we are about to emerge scarily into the unknown. This feeling of impending change is now carried forward into this Full Moon.
Sagittarius seeks to combine an external purpose and an inner source of inspiration, which now it possible. We are at the pointy end of this cycle, emerging from a cocoon and spreading our wings.
There is the sense now that we are reaching a conclusion, letting go of something, shedding our skin as we take a leap of faith towards something new and exciting. Perhaps something has been brewing under the surface waiting for the right moment to begin. Perhaps now we can see the future more clearly, a bigger purpose towards which we are now catapulted. The theme of change and of letting go and moving in new directions is again emphasised.
20 June 2008
Mercury now stations and turns direct after its three week retrograde cycle. Information may come to light now which alters our perspective. Decisions made based on communication that has taken place over the last three weeks may need to be reviewed or amended in light of these developments. Important pieces of the puzzle may have been missing until now. Details may have been overlooked. Once Mercury moves direct things become clearer.
Winter Solstice (Sun enters Cancer)
21 June 2008
As the Sun moves into Cancer, we usher in the shortest day of the year in the southern hemisphere, which is of course the longest day in the northern hemisphere. The tropical zodiac is aligned to the solstices and equinoxes; the Earth-Sun relationship is the measuring stick.
The four Cardinal signs are those which lead and initiate, the signs which usher in each season.
0 degrees Cancer the Sun begins to retreat back towards the southern skies,
days begin to lengthen in the southern hemisphere, while they begin to shorten
once more in the northern skies. Still the seasons do not reach their peak
until the Sun moves through the fixed signs, when the extremes of weather
are at their most intense, both north and south of the equator.
27 June 2008
Uranus spends about four and a half months out of every twelve moving backwards. In a way, for Uranus, this is quite normal, since the maverick planet of the solar system also spins backwards on its axis and it tilted at 88 degrees, so it rolls through space like a giant gas ball.
Uranus has a giant corkscrew of a magnetic field trailing behind it, or in front of it, depending on which way is up for this unusual planet.
Uranus was the first new planet discovered, and it probably should have been named Prometheus, since astrologers unanimously agree that it is associated with the rebel, the outsider, the eccentric the one who bucks the system.Uranus is the planet of the future, of invention and awakening, of creativity and freedom, and when retrograde this suggests we have an opportunity to think longer and harder about what kind of future we wish to create for ourselves and especially about the kind of role we might play in the wider community. Now is a good time to ask ourselves what we can do to bring about a freer, more innovative and more humane world.