The 12th house rules "hidden things", and so the 12th house rules what we try to keep private in our lives. Everyone is private about something, even the most open-book among us, and this is usually found through the sign on the 12th house cusp and any planets in the 12th house. With an Aries 12th house cusp, you can be private about taking action with anything, and when you're starting something new, you may feel that you need to keep it to yourself. This can be seen with Mars in the 12th house as well, ruler of Aries. With a Taurus 12th house cusp, you can be private about your values, which can also be seen with a Sagittarius 12th house (ruler of beliefs) and Pisces 12th house (ruler of spirituality). Taurus 12th house can also be private about your sensuality and the ways in which you indulge and splurge, or about your finances. With a Sagittarius 12th house cusp, you can be private with expansion and exploration, preferring to do so on your own, and you can keep your optimistic side under wraps (also the case with Jupiter in the 12th house). With a Pisces 12th house cusp, you can be private with your sensitivity, imagination, artistic side, and intuition (also seen with Neptune in the 12th house).
With a Gemini 12th house cusp, you can be private with your ideas, your plans, and with your knowledge, what you know and have learned throughout your life (also seem with Mercury in the 12th house). With a Cancer 12th house cusp, you can be private with your emotions, with matters at home or with family, and when you're starting something from the ground up (also the case with the Moon in the 12th house, and the Moon in the 12th house can also show someone who feels they need to be private to feel secure emotionally). With a Leo 12th house cusp, you can be private with your creative side and creative pursuits, with your hobbies, or with your playful side. This can also be the case with the Sun in the 12th house, though the Sun in the 12th house can show someone very private with all aspects of their life and self. The Sun and Moon in the 12th house can be the most private people, along with Scorpio on the 12th house cusp or Pluto in the 12th house (which can be fiercely, intensely private, very difficult to open up; Scorpio and Pluto can also show someone who is private about what they hold deep inside, their deepest wounds, fears, and demons).
With a Virgo 12th house cusp, you can be private in your daily life, with what you're working on regularly, with your routine and schedule, and with your health. You can be private with details, and you can keep your perfectionist tendencies to yourself. With a Libra 12th house cusp, you can be private with your relationships, feeling that their no one else's business, or keeping affections behind closed doors (also seen with Venus in the 12th house). With an Aquarius 12th house cusp, you can be private with your dreams and hopes, the causes you champion, and with your friendships (so you may be the one they confide in a lot! and this is also seen with Uranus in the 12th house, and you can also be private with changes that you make). With a Capricorn 12th house cusp, you can be private with your goals and ambitions, responsibilities and direction, which can also be the case with Saturn in the 12th house, though Saturn in the 12th house can show that you need to work on being more open because being too private can hold you back.
A full moon occurs on July 9th at 12:07AM ET in Capricorn, and this is the sign that rules our goals and ambitions, so a full moon in this sign usually means we're reaping what we've sown with our goals and ambitions. If we've worked hard, done our homework, and believe in it passionately, we can make progress. If we've been lazy, reckless, irresponsible, or don't care, we can experience delays, setbacks, or failure.
We can think more about the direction we're going in as societies, countries, and governments, and how the world is shaping up right now. We may want to make changes with the path we're on, worried that we're going in the wrong direction, or we can feel more confident in the path we're on and push forward more.
Capricorn is ruler of governments, so this may be an important full moon for developments with governments around the world, and we may become more aware of something a government is doing/has been doing that's been hidden.
Pluto in Capricorn is conjunct this full moon, ramping up the intensity that the full moon has, and making us obsessed with something, uncovering something, getting to the heart of matters, and focusing us on serious matters. This is a very serious full moon, one where we need to be adults and do the right thing, regardless of how difficult that may be. But it may be really, really difficult!
This full moons occurs at 17 degrees 9 minutes Capricorn. The major aspects to this full moon are:
Conjunction: 15 degrees 9 minutes - 19 degrees 9 minutes Capricorn
Sextile: 15 degrees 9 minutes - 19 degrees 9 minutes Scorpio or Pisces
Square: 15 degrees 9 minutes - 19 degrees 9 minutes Aries or Libra
Trine: 15 degrees 9 minutes - 19 degrees 9 minutes Taurus or Virgo
Opposition: 15 degrees 9 minutes - 19 degrees 9 minutes Cancer
July's new moon occurs on the 23rd at 5:46AM ET early in Leo, and Leo is a fun-loving sign who just wants to let loose and focus on love. We can be more romantic, affectionate, sweet, and inspired, and we can share the love we feel and spend more time with the people we love and the things we love to do. Just make sure it's healthy!
We can be more positive about life, and can be more playful, connecting with our hearts and the child within. There can be more focus on children, recreation, and we can come together in joy and fun. It's the opposite of the full moon - drop the seriousness and have fun!
This new moon is conjunct (aligned with) Mars in Leo, and Mars is the planet of energy and drive, so we can experience a surge in energy for what we love or in creative energy, and can be more driven to pursue what we enjoy and find fun. We can be enthusiastic in love and romance, and we can be more take-charge in life, wanting to make something happen and take action.
This is the first new moon in Leo, with August's solar eclipse also in Leo, so this new moon may signal the start of something that continues into August, and may become much bigger, more important, or experience major developments with next month.
This new moon occurs at 0 degrees 44 minutes Leo. The major aspects to this new moon are:
Conjunction: 0 degrees 0 minutes - 2 degrees 44 minutes Leo
Sextile: 0 degrees 0 minutes - 2 degrees 44 minutes Gemini or Libra
Square: 0 degrees 0 minutes - 2 degrees 44 minutes Taurus or Scorpio
Trine: 0 degrees 0 minutes - 2 degrees 44 minutes Aries or Sagittarius
Opposition: 0 degrees 0 minutes - 2 degrees 44 minutes Aquarius
Note that since this new moon is at 0 degrees, aspects may be felt out-of-sign at 28-29 degrees of the signs before (Cancer; Taurus or Virgo; Aries or Libra; Pisces or Scorpio; Capricorn).
There are many occurrences in the progressed chart that can signal important periods and events in your life, and one of those is when a progressed planet turns retrograde or direct. A planet is retrograde when it appears to be moving backward from our view here on Earth, and isn't actually moving backward, but looks that way because of the way the planets move in relation to each other. A planet turning direct means it's no longer moving retrograde, or backward, but appears to be moving in forward motion again. The Sun and Moon are the only planets that don't retrograde.
When you're born, you may be born while any of the other 8 planets are retrograde, and so this planet will be retrograde in your natal chart. This means that planet may turn direct at some point in your life (unless it's an outer planet and you were born early in it's retrograde since they can be retrograde for months at a time and you may not live long enough for the planet to turn direct in the progressed chart). When the planet does, this can signal an important period for you where you experience a shift. What exactly that shift may be depends on the planet involved and the signs and houses in the natal and progressed charts. This can also show an important event in your life, again dependent on the planet, sign, and house. You may get married or divorced, start or sell a business, change careers, have a child, experience a loss, make a big move, or any other important event.
The same can be said of the reverse, when you're born with a planet in normal motion, and it turns retrograde in your progressed chart. Since you're now going backward, this doesn't mean that in this instance, the events and changes are negative or traumatic though. It simply means change, but it may be difficult to manage, especially if you fight it.
When you're born with a planet retrograde or direct and that changes in the progressed chart, this can take some time to get used to. You're used to the natal energy. It's imprinted on you, it's natural to you, and now, you have to get used to something else. You still maintain the natal planet retrograde or direct in your personality, always, but you now gain a different perspective.
If an event is triggered, it doesn't usually occur right when the planet turns retrograde or direct in the progressed chart. There is a period of time where the planet is stationing, meaning hovering in about the same location, and this can be when you experience the event. The planet can station in the progressed chart for years, so this is partly why the events triggered tend to be bigger and why the shift can be stronger. In this respect, it's more akin to transit Pluto aspects, which last for about 3 years and can cause major transformations in your life.
When exactly an event may be triggered during the period the planet is stationing may be seen with transits, returns, or other progressions. If the planet that is stationing is aspected in the natal or progressed chart by a transit planet, other progressed planet, by its return, or by an eclipse (though usually has to be a conjunction or opposition with an eclipse), this can trigger something. You can also experience triggers with other aspects if they're strong enough, mostly transit Uranus or Pluto aspects to the natal chart.
The way we approach anything in life is often shaped by our background, and as an energy healer, it is not surprising that natal astrology has provided not only a tool for understanding myself and how I interact with the world around me, but also a roadmap for self-healing.
Studying our natal charts reveals many secrets, one of which brings the realization that:
My Shadow Is Someone Else's Light.
We all have feelings, desires, and qualities within ourselves that we hide from others, and often, hide them so deeply that we may not be aware of those qualities within ourselves. Eventually, we meet someone who displays those qualities openly - perhaps ambition or frivolity - and it rubs us the wrong way. What we dislike in others is often a reflection of the qualities within ourselves that we have yet to acknowledge. Along the same lines, what we admire in others can also be an expression of the capabilities that we have yet to develop . . .
In healing circles, this is known as our Shadow, and in astrology, those aspects can be explored, healed and integrated by working with the signs that sit opposite each other on the Zodiac. If we think of the Zodiac as six coins with two faces each, a person born under the sign of Libra will have as his opposite Aries. Within themselves, they have Libra's social skills, diplomacy, and fairness, but also the potential for Aries' confidence and the Ram's desire to be first. How comfortable they are with that Fire influences how they react to those qualities in others. Most of us identify with one side of the coin more than the other - feeling uncomfortable with those aspects when we see them in others, etc.
That dislike can send us running for the hills, but ironically, the more time we spend with that energy, the more comfortable we will feel with it. Eventually, we may even embrace it within ourselves, using those characteristics to our advantage. All of the Zodiac signs have strengths and weaknesses and to draw on our Shadow's strengths, we have to become comfortable enough to embrace all of it.
In this example, the healing comes about when the Libra person can connect with both sides of the coin, interacting with others in a friendly, cooperative manner, while also displaying the Aries qualities of leadership, action and a healthy level of selfishness – standing their ground when necessary. There are several healing methods that can bring about this appreciation for the Shadow.
The signs that sit opposite each other on the Zodiac Wheel are Aries & Libra, Taurus & Scorpio, Gemini & Sagittarius, Cancer & Capricorn, Leo & Aquarius, Virgo & Pisces. The first place to look would be our Sun Sign and its opposite, although the Moon and its Nodes are also essential.
How Do We Bring About This Healing???
A simple way for us to access both our Light and Shadow sides – without overloading ourselves – would be to work with crystals and with flower essences. We could begin by choosing the essences that correspond with the Zodiac sign that we want to connect with. So for example, if we feel uncomfortable with the energy of a particular sign, we can add a few drops of that sign’s Bach Flower Essence to our drinking water. The relationship between Bach Flower Essences and Zodiac signs was laid out in Peter Damian’s book, The 12 Healers of the Zodiac. Another option would be to choose crystals whose energy corresponds to the sign in question, and carry it with us for a month so that we begin to assimilate its energy. Soon enough, we begin to feel comfortable with that energy within ourselves, while embracing (or at least accepting) it in others.
Here is a list of crystal correspondences, by no means exhaustive:
• Aries: Bloodstone, Red Jasper.
• Taurus: Rose Quartz, Lapis Lazuli.
• Gemini: Citrine, Agate Moss.
• Cancer: Moon Stone, Smoky Quartz
• Leo: Tigers Eye, Sunstone, Clear Quartz.
• Virgo: Chrysocolla, Fluorite.
• Libra: Aventurine, Malachite.
• Scorpio: Garnet, Blue Beryl, Labradorite.
• Sagittarius: Sodalite, Pietersite, Red Jasper.
• Capricorn: Black Tourmaline, Jet, Obsidian.
• Aquarius: Aquamarine, Amethyst.
• Pisces: Sodalite, Rhodochrosite.
Crystals need to be cleared and charged before we use them to be sure we are not carrying the energy of the previous owner. This can be done by leaving them on a bed of rock salt for 1-2 hours, and then holding them in our dominant hand, stating the intent. Ask that the crystal work for your highest good! Thank the crystal and clear it when you no longer need that energy. If the crystals mentioned above are difficult to acquire, we can also work with clear quartz, programming the crystal when the Moon is in the Sign that we want to connect with (a bit of moon magick!).
By integrating the Shadow we can access talents that were just beyond our reach, before moving onto other aspects of the natal chart that can also be balanced and healed with crystal healing.
About the Author:
Learning astrology can seem like a daunting task at first, but one of the good things about the internet is you can find a plethora of resources online to help you learn. Back in the day, you used to have to read a ton of books in order to learn astrology, or be personally mentored by an astrologer (which is hard if you don’t know one!). The internet provides an alternative that gives everyone access to loads of astrology information that may not have been accessible before. So let’s go through some of the online resources you can use to learn astrology:
Online Charts and Chart Generators
You used to have to create charts by hand, which is time-consuming and very easy to mess up, but with the internet, you no longer need to do that. Astro.com is essentially the standard for generating charts, and even many professional astrologers now use it (the upside for newbies, it’s totally free). You can create all manner of charts on astro.com - natal charts, progressed charts, solar and lunar return charts, midpoint charts, relocation charts, composite charts, and many more. You can also buy computer programs like Solar Fire, but they can be pricey, so unless you’re going to do this professionally (or you’re blessed with money to burn), there’s not a big need to rush into that. You can also use the internet for finding charts online for celebrities, world leaders, countries, and corporations to use and study. Astro-Databank is a go-to resource for that, with a good reputation for accuracy.
Forums may be squeezed out someday by social media platforms, but they continue to be a good place to meet other astrology enthusiasts and astrologers and gain more astrology knowledge. They’re also a great place to get free readings from budding astrologers, or to practice doing astrology readings yourself. The top 3 forums for astrology would be astro.com, Astrology Weekly, and Lindaland. Elsa Elsa's astrology forum can also be pretty good.
Social media will surely take over forums someday, especially with growing capabilities to create groups within social media, like Facebook Groups. Social media pages for astrologers and astrology websites can be good places to meet other people learning astrology, and many of the accounts will share astrology information you can use to learn as well. Social media can also be one of the best ways to connect with actual astrologers since most modern astrologers use social media to connect with their audience.
An offshoot of the previous, you can use the internet to find a mentor to help you learn astrology. It used to be that if you didn’t happen to know one personally or couldn’t get to a convention, you were outta luck having a mentor. Now, you can use social media to reach out to astrologers, contact them via their websites, and if you play your cards right (lie, don’t be obnoxious), you can find an astrologer to mentor you. Forums can also be helpful for finding an up-and-coming astrologer to mentor you. And it can all be done online, via email, chat, on social media, Skype, whatever you fancy.
There are many Youtube astrologers out there that you can follow and learn a ton of astrology from across the spectrum, from beginner stuff to more advanced techniques. Just do a search on Youtube for whatever you want to know about, and you’ll probably hit a load of videos you can watch. For those of you who prefer audio or video learning, this can be a way for you to learn without doing too much reading.
If you do want some more traditional book learning, you can now get many astrology books as e-books online. Amazon offers Kindle versions of a lot of astrology books. Skyscript offers many astrology texts online as well and for free (mostly as PDF files).
You can find cookbook interpretations in a variety of places online, including on The Dark Pixie Astrology. Other popular websites to use for cookbook interpretations and various learning are Cafe Astrology, Bob Marks Astrologer, and Astrology-Numerology.
Since everything has gone online, why not astrology courses? If you can take a college course online, of course you can take an astrology one. You can go formal and take courses from places like Kepler College, or you can take courses from astrologers themselves. Most of these will be paid though, but you can find some free out there (like on the Free Astrology Courses page). Online courses can be best when you want to get serious about your learning, or learn more advanced techniques.
Many astrologers have blogs where they’ll put up astrology articles. They can run the gamut, and you can find an astrology blog article for almost any topic you want to learn more about. They can be helpful for natal astrology, predictive astrology, specific specialities, specific techniques, abstract approaches, getting started as a newbie, or as an advanced student.
Or any search engine really! Just search whatever it is you want to learn about, and let the search engine find it for you. You can search specifically for blogs, books, PDF files, forums, news articles, or videos.
General horoscopes are always meant for entertainment purposes only. For a more accurate view, read your Sun sign, Rising sign, and Moon sign.
Aries June 2017 Monthly Horoscope
On June 6th, Venus enters earth sign Taurus, the sign after yours, and you can enjoy slowing things down and relaxing in the moment. You can be more sensual, indulgent, and grounded. In love, you may focus more on physical connections, and want to splurge on your loved ones, or be splurged on. This can be good for improving your finances, as long as you control spending. Mercury enters air sign Gemini on June 6th as well, and you can come up with new ideas, work on short-term plans, and focus on the ideas that excite you. You can be more engaging, and want to work on projects that challenge you mentally. Your mind can move faster, and you can become interested in a variety of subjects and projects.
July 2017 New & Full Moons
June 2017 New & Full Moons
Jupiter in Libra: September 2016 - October 2017
Saturn in Sagittarius: December 2014 - June 2015, September 2015 - December 2017
Saturn in Sagittarius for Each Sign