With a new moon in Cancer, you can focus on manifesting a better connection to your feelings. Cancer rules emotions, and you can work on any emotional issues. You can work on manifesting a stronger internal foundation for your feelings, and for who you are as a person. Cancer rules passive-aggressive behavior, being subjective, and memory/memories, so you can work on manifesting being more open with your feelings, walking in other people's shoes, having improved memory, or focusing on happier memories. Cancer also rules the home and family, so you can work on any manifestation related to that. For health manifestation, Cancer rules the chest, lungs, breasts, stomach, and pancreas.
Some specific manifestations you can try:
Improved Home: Home is where the heart is, but it’s also a physical place that can be a wreck at times. Maybe you want a nicer place, maybe you want to move, maybe you just want to have a better environment. Home is ruled by Cancer. At the new moon, take time alone to focus your intention. Light a white candle for purity. If you want to improve your environment, you may also use a clear quartz crystal to remove all of the bad energy and hold it in your non-dominant hand as you write down the perfect home that you want. Feel free to make drawings of it, how it looks on the outside and the location it is, how every room looks, what kind of decor you’d like, you can even create a blueprint of the exact layout. You can also cut out pictures from home magazines. Write down how you want your home to feel. If using the crystal, visualize all of the negative energy being sucked into the crystal and out of your home. If you’d like, burn sage all around your home to clear out the negativity even more, and sprinkle salt at every door and window. Take the quartz and bury it outside when you’re done to fully remove the negative energy. If you create blueprints, drawings, or cut out pictures, hang them up somewhere you’ll see them daily when you wake to keep it fresh in your mind and heart. Recite this mantra daily: I love my home. I live in my perfect home. My home is exactly where I want to live.
Strong Family: We don’t all have strong family ties, so maybe you’re looking to improve the bonds you have with your relatives (or at least refrain from bopping them upside the head). Family is ruled by Cancer. At the new moon, take time alone to focus your intention. Light a white candle for purity and peace. If you can, try to light one candle for each relative you want to have a better relationship with, and use the color that corresponds to their Zodiac sign (if you can’t get a bunch of colors, you can use white). Light frankincense incense and/or anoint the candles or your third eye with frankincense essential oil to promote peace. Write down how exactly you want your relationship with them to be. What would you like to happen when you call them? When you see them? At parties? On vacation? Write how you want them to act toward you, and how you want to act toward them. Visualize all of this as you write. For this manifestation, allow the candle(s) to burn down completely. Recite this mantra daily: I have a happy family that I love. I have positive relationships with my family members. I enjoy my time spent with my family.
This has been a wild and wacky election season here in the U.S.A., and I'm sure that even those of you in other countries are watching and thinking we've all gone nuts. I was already nuts, so I have nothing to worry about :) Being somewhat of a political junkie, I've been following the entire election closely. And being an astrologer, I've laughed at how much everything has played into the hands of the planets. So I wanted to lay it all out for those of you who are interested. So what do the planets have to say about what's happened and what's to come? Let's dig in.
Donald Trump: The Lion Roars
The rise of Donald Trump to become to Republican nominee for president has been one of the most shocking political developments in decades (maybe ever?). So what has brought this on astrologically? It's actually explained quite simply - looking at Trump's progressed chart, his Progressed Sun is now anaretic at 29 degrees Leo. 29 degrees is the anaretic degree, a special degree of crisis energy. It's pretty much exploding with energy, and in Leo, this is the sign of popularity and celebrity. And the Sun rules you. Trump's Progressed Sun conjuncts his natal Ascendant, which is the 1st house cusp and rules how you come across. His natal Ascendant is at 29 degrees Leo. That certainly explains how he became famous in the first place, and with his Progressed Sun now conjunct the Ascendant at that very energized degree in Leo, his popularity has exploded. No surprise there!
Adding to this is his Progressed 6th and 12th house cusps, which are at 0 degrees Aries and Libra, respectively. 0 degrees of a cardinal sign (which Aries and Libra are) is the Aries Point, another special degree with extra energy. The 6th house rules your work, while the 12th house rules the hidden. This can show a different work focus for him as he focuses on politics instead of business, as well as tapping into the hidden anger people have had for some time.
Trump announced his candidacy for president June 16th 2015. His Progressed 6th and 12th house had JUST entered 0 degrees Aries/Libra. His Progressed Ascendant had crossed over his Progressed Jupiter (expansion, new experiences). Transit Saturn was at 29 degrees of Scorpio, anaretic and retrograde, having just retrograded back into Scorpio two days before, and was square (hard aspect) his natal 1st and 7th house cusps and Progressed Sun (making him break out). His Progressed Sun entered 29 degrees of Leo at the end of July 2015, helping push him to the win that no one saw coming at that time. Except his Progressed Sun, anyway!
Trump clinched the nomination on May 3rd 2016. Mercury retrograde had begun on April 28th, 5 days before, conjunct (aligned with) his natal Midheaven, the 10th house cusp, which rules your career, your ambitions, and is the highest point in your chart, so it can show "hitting a high point" (as Trump did when he clinched). The day after, on May 4th, Mercury retrograde conjuncted his Progressed 8th house cusp (taking out his competitors). April 22nd, transit Uranus conjuncted his natal 9th house cusp (excellent for selling himself, this transit has been what has allowed him to do so in such a different way than anyone else, though it's also contributed to his legal troubles - more on that later) and trined (positive aspect) his natal Moon (so he's comfortable with doing things outside of his comfort zone right now; plus the Moon can be linked to fame, so this aspect is helping him with his popularity).
The anaretic Progressed Sun that has really spurned this on won't last though. The Progressed Sun only stays at a degree for about one year, so this ends at the end of July/beginning of August. But right before it ends, the conjunction to his Ascendant will be exact in July - right at the Republican National Convention in July, which is when it becomes official! Naturally. But come August, his Progressed Sun will move into much quieter, more practical Virgo, and his Progressed 6th and 12th house cusps will leave 0 degrees Aries/Libra, so he loses the energy that's really pushing him now. He does get some help from his Progressed 4th and 10th house cusps though, because right at the same time the others end, they will become anaretic in Capricorn and Cancer, respectively. The 10th house and Capricorn both rule career, so this could pick up where the others leave off. But is that enough?
Donald Trump: Leader or Bully?
It makes complete sense for some people to view Trump as a leader while others view him as a bully. Funnily enough, that can be traced to the same thing: natal Mars conjunct the Ascendant. Mars can be a great leader, is the pioneering planet who wants to pave the way for everyone else; Mars can also be incredibly aggressive, and tear anyone down who doesn't agree with him as one of the planets of war. Remember that the Ascendant rules how you come across, and this seems to fall right in line for Trump. To some, he's a leader, and to others, he's a bully, and it's all Mars. The fact that Mars is in a fire sign, Leo, adds to this (fire signs have more energy), along with his Ascendant and Descendant at 29 degrees. The Descendant is the exact opposite of the Ascendant and rules others, so having this axis anaretic can be difficult for some when dealing with others (if you have this, don't despair - Oprah does too and she's pretty beloved!).
Trump also has his 5th and 11th house cusps anaretic at 29 degrees Sagittarius and Gemini, respectively. So the anaretic crisis energy is really strong for him. The 5th and 11th houses are the social houses ruling our romantic relationships and friendships, the personal and casual connections we make in our lives. Add in that the 5th house in naturally ruled by Leo and the 11th house is naturally ruled by Aquarius, the signs his Ascendant and Descendant are anaretic in, and it's no surprise he's such a lightening rod. But it also helps him to have a pulse on what's popular and now, along with his natal Uranus (natural ruler of Aquarius and the 11th house) conjunct his natal Sun.
And add in to all of this the fact that Trump was born on a Lunar Eclipse. His Sun is at 22 degrees Gemini opposite his Moon at 21 degrees Sagittarius, with his Sun conjunct his North Node at 21 degrees Gemini. This is some hot energy, a lot of it, and he can rile people up whether he means to or not (though it seems like he does mean to). I also find Sun conjunct North Node (along with Moon conjunct Jupiter) in the natal chart to be one of those aspects that usually means, you're a lucky bastard. And he was born rich!
And one more - there's a little asteroid named Toro (number 1685 if you want to look it up in your own chart) that can be linked to bullying, either being a bully or being bullied. Where is Toro in Donald's natal chart? Conjunct his 3rd house cusp, one of the communication houses. So is his bark worse than his bite?
Trump U & The Judge
While Trump has seemed like Teflon, there has been one "scandal" that has become a major problem, and that's the lawsuit over Trump University. And actually, it's less the lawsuit that's a problem than the way Trump has gone after the judge handling the case, Gonzalo Curiel. Unfortunately, I couldn't find a birth date for the him to pull up even a partial chart, so I was only able to look at Trump. Trump got into major hot water just a couple weeks ago when he said that the judge, whose parents are from Mexico, couldn't be impartial in the case because of his background and the things Trump has said about Mexico/Mexicans, and then Trump seemed to make it even worse by telling supporters to go after reporters as racist for even asking about it. Talk about shooting yourself in the foot!
So what was going on? Mars retrograde, of course, was square (hard aspect) Trump's natal Mars, on June 6th, right as this whole drama was unveiling. That's why the reaction was so bad - Mars made everyone go whoa! It's been downhill for the Donald ever since.
As for the lawsuit itself, Trump has Uranus crossing back and forth over his 9th house cusp, which I mentioned before, and the 9th house rules legal issues. His Jupiter, natural ruler of the 9th house, is squared by transit Pluto, and transit Jupiter will square his Progressed 9th house cusp mid-August, with Mercury retrograde in September square the Progressed 9th house cusp and the Lunar Eclipse in September square as well. But the next court date isn't scheduled until after the election, so a lot of this may just be bad press (and around the court date, he'll have transit Saturn sextile - positive aspect - and Jupiter conjunct his natal Jupiter, so that would imply it's positive for him).
And They All Fall Down . . .
When the Republican primary process began, there were 17 hopefuls. Everyone and their grandmother was in it, I guess! Trump knocked all of them down, and it seemed a bit brutal. So I wanted to do a little synastry between Trump and some of the candidates that stood out. An asteroid named Nessus, which is linked to abuse, came up a lot.
1) Trump & Marco Rubio
Who can forget "Little Marco"? Trump treated Rubio like a child, making Rubio seem like he just wasn't wearing his big boy pants. Yet Rubio was supposedly a rising star in the party, and now his political career seems to be in limbo. So what was the deal here? Well, Marco Rubio's natal asteroid Nessus is conjunct Trump's natal Sun and Uranus. It's also conjunct their composite Sun, Mercury, Venus, and Saturn. Composites take the charts of two people and merge them together to create a new chart just for the relationship itself. And Trump's natal Nessus conjuncts Marco's natal Mercury, Venus, and Saturn. Poor little Marco didn't stand a chance!
2) Trump & Jeb Bush
Trump treated Jeb perhaps the worst of them all. He seemed to completely emasculate him. How's this: Trump's asteroid Nessus is conjunct Jeb's natal Jupiter (expanding). Trump's Sun and Moon fall on Jeb's 4th and 10th house cusps, dragging him down from the top (and he was the front-runner initially). Trump's Mars conjuncts Jeb's Pluto (it was brutal). Transit Chiron has also been crossing over Jeb's Descendant; Chiron rules wounds, and the Descendant is other people (getting hurt by others?). Jeb's angles are also all mutable, getting killed by the mutable t-square we've got cooking, which didn't help his chances at all. But Jupiter will enter his 1st house in early August, so perhaps a new journey awaits Jeb.
3) Trump & Ted Cruz
Cruz seemed to be a friend of Trump's until that whole episode with his wife, Then he turned foe. Well, Trump's asteroid Chiron conjuncts Cruz's natal Moon, ruler of women and representing his wife. Oddly, Cruz's natal Mercury conjuncts Trump's asteroid Pallas, who can be tied to politics. This may be why he was okay with him at first. But Trump's natal Neptune conjuncts Cruz's natal Ascendant, which made him disappear into the night . . .
4) Trump & John Kasich
This one is interesting. Kasich's Sun conjuncts Trump's Midheaven, and Kasich's Moon may conjunct Trump's asteroid Pallas. These almost made me wonder if Kasich was being seriously considered for VP. Kasich only has transit Uranus conjunct his natal Mercury for major aspects though, so perhaps not, though it could show it being an unexpected or impulsive decision. Trump has said he'd like someone with experience, so Kasich would fit the bill, but he hasn't really been a fan of Trump's.
5) Trump & Chris Christie
Christie was the pitbull of the GOP before Trump came along, and then went ahead and was the first to back Trump, and now seems to be known more for his silent cries for help behind Trump speeches that make for hilarious Twitter memes. First, Christie was a pitbull because he has natal Sun conjunct Pluto, and natal Mercury conjunct Black Moon Lilith (which can be empowering but can also bring out darkness). How does Trump muzzle him? Trump's Neptune, who makes things fade into the background, is conjunct Christie's Mercury and Black Moon Lilith. What seems to have ruined Christie's chances? His Sun at 13 degrees Virgo, getting squared by Saturn, conjuncted by Jupiter, and opposed by Neptune. Uranus is also going to oppose his natal Venus. I'm not sure if his career will recover any time soon.
The following are not candidates, but people Trump clearly has had problems with:
6) Trump & Mitt Romney
Mitt Romney is the one that has been unapologetically #NeverTrump, and so open about trying to take him down. It seems so personal, in a way. Well, transit Pluto is crossing over Mitt's 9th house cusp - the 9th house rules your beliefs, and Mitt truly believes Trump is horrible, so he's screaming it from the mountaintops. Trump's Sun and Moon both square (hard aspect) Romney's Sun, and it's very close too. Trump's Sun falls on Mitt's 2nd house cusp and Moon falls on Mitt's 8th house cusp, so it's a tug-o-war over values, and it can be nasty. Romney's natal Saturn conjuncts Trump's 12th house cusp (seeking to end his bid).
7) Trump & Reince Priebus
Reince Priebus, the head of the Republican National Committee, sure had his hands full with Trump during the primary, and Trump didn't make it a secret that he didn't like the guy. It's a simple one: Reince's natal Nessus conjuncts Trump's natal Sun, and Trump's natal Nessus conjuncts Reince's natal Moon. Not only that, but their Suns, Moons, Mercurys, Mars, and Jupiters are all at a hard angle to one another, with only their Venuses at a positive angle (sextile). So I'm betting that not only do they not like each other, they don't understand each other much either!
8) Trump & President Obama
Okay, so this one actually goes way back to Trump creating the whole "Birther" movement by trying to claim Obama was born in Kenya, not the U.S. I figured there had to be something here, and Trump's Sun is square Obama's Mars (aggression), with Trump's Mars conjunct Obama's Uranus and North Node (so there's some oddball destiny at play here), and their Composite Moon opposite Obama's Mars (hence him being the target instead of Trump). The Composite Mars is also square the Composite Ascendant and Descendant. Lotsa Mars energy here with hard aspects, which is very aggressive.
9) Trump & Elizabeth Warren
Elizabeth Warren is a popular progressive on the Democratic side who seems to enjoy going after Trump. Trump, in turn, has taken to calling her Pocahontas for having Native American ancestry, which he questions. Depending on her time of birth, Warren's natal Moon may be conjunct Trump's Nessus (Moon rules your ancestry). Warren may be someone to look out for in the future too. She's very Aquarius (Jupiter in Aquarius with her Sun conjunct Uranus, natural ruler of Aquarius), and she'll likely come into her own true power when Pluto enters Aquarius. Around that same time, the U.S.A Progressed Midheaven will conjunct her natal Mars. Someone to watch.
10) Trump & Megyn Kelly
In what seemed like a very bizarre fight to pick, Donald Trump seemed to have it out for Fox News host Megyn Kelly. Turns out Megyn Kelly's Lunar Nodes fall on Donald Trump's Ascendant and Descendant, with her North Node conjunct his Descendant and South Node conjunct his Ascendant. So there's some funky destiny at play between them. And Remember asteroid Toro I mentioned for Trump earlier? His Toro is conjunct her Mars, which is why he seemed so mad at her for, uh, still not sure what actually!
11) Trump & Paul Ryan
Paul Ryan, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, was as hesitant as politicians get with endorsing Trump. He clearly didn't want to. On the surface, they would seem to get along since they're both air sign Suns, both fire sign Risings, and Trump's Moon in Sagittarius is the same sign as Ryan's Rising. The problems? Trump's natal Mercury (communication) squares Ryan's natal Mars. Ryan's natal Mercury quincunxes (hard aspect of erratic energy) Trump's natal Mars. Communication is a big problem between these two. Trump's Mercury also conjuncts Ryan's 8th house cusp (struggling over power, control). Their Composite Sun and Mercury is conjunct the Composite Descendant, so they're both really focused on their relationship. But the Composite Mars is conjunct the Composite Saturn in Gemini, with both conjunct the Composite 9th house cusp - this is a killer (restricting/limiting one another's ego over ideas/communication about beliefs). This conjuncts Trump's natal Sun, so it's actually had a bigger impact on him, and he feels this more. It falls in Ryan's natal 7th house, so for him, he's more concerned about the way it impacts other people (likely his fellow congressional Republicans). Oh, and this Mars/Saturn/9th house conjunction is being impacted by the mutable t-square we have cooking, squared by transit Jupiter and opposed by transit Saturn. So it's no surprise that Ryan held out for a while, and I think if he wasn't Speaker, he wouldn't have endorsed him at all.
When Trump clinched, Ryan came out on May 4th saying he couldn't support him yet, and Mercury retrograde was opposite his Moon. The day he did end up endorsing Trump, June 2nd 2016, was two days before a New Moon in Gemini conjuncting the Composite Mars, Saturn, and 9th house. Mars retrograde also just conjuncted Ryan's natal Ascendant (May 25th) and Progressed 11th house cusp (May 27th), making him roll back on that initial hesitation. But not long after he endorsed Trump, the whole judge debacle erupted, so I bet he regretted it quickly, and wonder if once the Mars retrograde is over, he'll walk it back.
I wanted to write a little extra about Paul Ryan, because his chart completely floored me. I am usually a pretty good judge of what a person's chart looks like, but I was completely and totally wrong about his. Paul Ryan has the chart of - dare I say it - a liberal! (LOL!) It's all that air. He has his Sun in air sign Aquarius conjunct his Venus and both conjunct his 3rd house cusp (naturally ruled by air sign Gemini), and his Moon in air sign Libra in the 11th house (naturally ruled by air sign Aquarius). I think a lot of his issues with Trump are the statements Trump has made that go against all the air in his chart (I think he definitely wants to expand the GOP). And what he may say may be pretty different from what he feels, because his Mercury is in Capricorn. When your Mercury is not in the same sign as your Sun, you can seem quite different from how you really are. And Capricorn is very concerned with saying the right thing for your image, so he may never be all that open about how open he actually is.
Paul Ryan got the job of Speaker unexpectedly as the guy who was supposed to get it got caught up in some scandal, and the GOP was scrambling for a Savior, so they looked to Paul Ryan. Then when it was becoming more and more clear Trump would be the nominee earlier in the year, there was talk of trying to convince Paul Ryan to swoop in at the Convention, being the Savior again (he shot that down). I thought, why do they keep seeing him as the Savior? Well, Paul Ryan has his natal Neptune, the Savior, conjunct his Ascendant (which rules how you come across, if you remember). And it's in Sagittarius, ruler of beliefs, to boot. Neptune on the Ascendant also helps him to come across differently from how he is - really, he comes across however you want him to be. I thought he'd be an authoritarian or something (maybe it was the hair). He's also probably a lot more sensitive than you'd think.
Now to the Democrats -
The Democrats began with way less people than the Republicans, a meager 5 candidates, as the Democrats seemed to part the seas for Hillary Clinton. Two of the guys dropped out pretty quickly (Jim Webb and Lincoln Chaffee - what a miracle I remember their names), and the other dropped out after Iowa (Martin O'Malley - I predicted that Iowa Caucus for the Democrats perfectly on Facebook HERE - though was only half right for the GOP, rats). And who was left - an old curmudgeon self-described socialist from Vermont, who still won't stop Beeeerning . . .
Bernie Sanders: The Most Popular Socialist, I Am
If Donald Trump was the most shocking development of this race, Bernie Sanders was second. A virtual unknown, Hillary was set to trounce him in every poll known to man. Yet he gave her solid competition to the end. What drove his popularity? Two things:
1) Bernie Sander's is a Virgo Sun. Transit Jupiter is in Virgo. This is usually a good thing! It can make you more likable and improve your popularity. People can gloss over what may not be kosher. But the bigger reason is #2 -
2) Bernie Sander's Progressed Sun turned anaretic. Just like Donald Trump! But instead of in Leo, it occurred in Scorpio. The Scorpio energy kept it from getting as big as it is with the Donald (plus remember Donald's Ascendant in play), But Bernie is being seen as a transformer, shaking up the Democratic party platform, now and for the future. Very Scorpio. This began September 2015, and lasts until September 2016.
When there was talk of a debate between Bernie and Trump without Hillary before the California primary, what happened? Mars retrograde was at the very end of Sagittarius, going into Scorpio that weekend. It was anaretic that weekend, which conjuncted Bernie's Progressed Sun but squared Trump's Progressed Sun. I knew Trump would call it off that weekend, and he pulled out. But it would've been TV gold!
Comparing Bernie to Hillary, the two of them may actually have super similar houses, which I feel makes it hard for them to hate each other, in spite of how this primary twisted and turned. It also helped to make the election process so close one state after another after another.
One person that Bernie absolutely did not get along with? Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the head of the Democratic National Committee, who the Sanders' campaign believed was cooking the books for Hillary, so to speak. The deal? Bernie's Sun opposes Debbie's Moon; Bernie's Moon opposes Debbie's Mercury; Bernie's Moon and Mars conjunct Debbie's Saturn and Chiron; and Bernie's Sun conjuncts Debbie's Uranus and Pluto. The hate is genuine and mutual.
The things that made Bernie popular weren't as strong as Trump, so I didn't ever think he'd actually get the nomination. His transits always screamed "fad" to me. But what doesn't is his impact long-term. Ya know, Bernie's Progressed Mercury, planet of communication and ideas, is conjunct the U.S.A.'s Midheaven. He'll have us focused on his ideas for a while. This is also why he's resonated so much with young people (Mercury rules young people). But if you're a Democrat or just don't want Trump to be president, be happy Bernie won't be the nominee - transit Saturn squares (hard aspect) his natal Sun, exact on November 11th, 3 days after the election (meaning, he would lose). Also, I'm a bit concerned about his health next year with Pluto square his Moon, Uranus opposite his 6th house ruler (house of health) and Jupiter opposite his 6th house cusp. He is getting up there and this campaign must've taken a toll. Take care of yourself Bernie! And if anything Bern's, go to the doctor!
Hillary Clinton: Don't Trust Me?
So the Democrats have Hillary Clinton as their nominee. She was the front-runner, so it shouldn't be a surprise, but it was a long campaign against Bernie. The thing that has dogged Hillary time and again is that people don't feel she's trustworthy. She's a liar, they say. What did she lie about?, you ask. I don't know, they say. It's kinda funny (unless you're her). It's a very simple explanation for why people think she's such a liar. Hillary has Mercury in secretive Scorpio, retrograde (making true communication difficult), conjunct her Ascendant (so she comes across as a liar) and conjunct her South Node (so we punish her for it). It's a match made in Hell! Even when she's telling the truth, and we know she's telling the truth, we can insist that she isn't. Part of her problem with this is that she has her Sun conjunct the 12th house cusp and Chiron conjunct Venus in the 12th house (that Venus, planet of love, conjunct Chiron, asteroid of wounds, in secretive Scorpio and the 12th house of affairs - pretty self-explanatory how that one has played out in her life!). This 12th house energy makes it so difficult for her to show her true self. That just compounds the problem. Strangely, she has a Pisces Moon in the 4th house, so she's a lot more emotional and sensitive than people think. This side of her might be a side people would like. But she can't bring herself to show it. Her Moon is also what made her mother very important in her life.
Looking at her composite chart with the U.S., the Composite Moon is being conjuncted by transit Neptune, and the Composite Venus is being opposed by transit Neptune, while the Composite Sun was opposed last year. So there's a lot of veiled energy, and it makes sense for people to feel like she's "hiding" something. She may not actually be hiding something, but that's the nature of Neptune.
(There's also a great article by Alex Miller for The Mountain Astrologer about the impact of some asteroids on the whole truth-teller versus liar views of Hillary and Trump you can check out HERE - it makes a lot of sense for why we're so focused on her dishonest facade now and overlooking Trump's obvious untruths)
Add to this she has Black Moon Lilith anaretic in Capricorn conjunct the 3rd house cusp. Black Moon Lilith can be the independent woman, sort of the original feminist, but she was exiled for it; Capricorn rules politics, the 3rd house rules communication. So the fact that Hillary has been an open feminist all her life fits here, but it turns her into someone you love or hate for it.
Hillary does not seem to have manifested her North Node sign of Taurus very much. This is a problem because the North Node represents your ultimate happiness and self. What she has manifested has been her North Node conjunct the Descendant. The Descendant rules other people, and this aspect usually shows someone who can be the force behind the force. Case in point, she was the force behind a president, her husband. To a lesser extent (and a lesser destructive extent), throwing her support behind Obama and going to work for him was an excellent use of the energy (and the two seemed to get along well after that terrible primary). The people she supports and who embrace it benefit greatly. She's not quite the good luck charm for herself though, and can be her own worst enemy at times. North Node conjunct the Descendant or in the 7th house usually shows someone who is good for other people, and needs other people to really get what they want. She needs to rely more on others. I have a feeling Obama will be the best manifestation of that during this election.
She likely hasn't manifested much of the North Node Taurus for three reasons - she has no earth planets (Taurus is an earth sign) so it's not quite so easy for her to use the earthy energy, she has all of those Scorpio planets on the South Node (so she keeps getting pulled to the South Node energy instead), and she has Mars, Saturn, and Pluto conjunct in Leo, forming a stellium (3 or more planets conjunct) and square her Lunar Nodes. Squares to the Nodes can be blocks to using their energy, and this stellium is a strong one. This stellium along with all of her Scorpio energy is why she seems to do best with her back against the wall, when everyone is against her. She thrives where the rest of us fall. But Taurus wants some calm, stability. So it's not the best thing for her. But you have to wonder if her North Node conjunct the Descendant means she'd be a benefit for the country. You know what other female leader has this? Queen Elizabeth. Hmm.
Hillary does have a powerful tie with the U.S.A., almost meant to be, whether you like it or not: in her composite chart with the U.S.A., Jupiter, Saturn, and the Midheaven are all conjunct in Virgo within 10 minutes of each other. It's so tight you could bounce a quarter off of it! She was meant to have a major role in the country. But does that include first female president, or has she already fulfilled her destiny?
Hillary Clinton: To Indict or Not to Indict
Hillary is being investigated for the server-gate (having a private server for her emails as Secretary of State instead of using government ones), and for issues with money from the Clinton Foundation (potentially taking money for favors). The GOP would crap their pants with joy if she were to be indicted, that's for sure. Legal woes fall under the 9th house and Jupiter, and looking at what's going on for Hillary with them, she has Jupiter sextile the 9th house cusp in August and sextile Jupiter in September (sextiles are positive aspects). The trouble spot is her 9th house ruler, the Moon, which has transit Jupiter opposite (exact August 4th). and Saturn is square (hard aspect) by sign, but that won't be exact until January 2017. She'll have no outer planets going through the 9th house or Mars this year. Uranus is semisextile (positive) October 6th.
I'm inclined to think she won't be indicted (sorry Republicans). Something of that magnitude would indicate major shifts in her chart because it would probably end her candidacy, even if she were already the nominee (the Democrats have a backup plan of Joe Biden in case it happens, but looking at his chart, he doesn't really have anything big going on that would show him stepping in as the nominee). The only period of time where I could see it potentially happening is actually right now. Jupiter squared her Progressed Jupiter two days ago, and Mars retrograde ends in a week conjunct her Ascendant, Mercury, and South Node. I have a hard time seeing that since the investigation doesn't seem to be ending any time soon, and transit Jupiter will conjunct her Composite Midheaven, Saturn, and Jupiter with the U.S. July 7th - 9th, so if a couple more weeks pass and nothing has come, I don't think anything will. Oddly enough, she seems to be hitting her stride right now, so perhaps the end of the Mars retrograde is actually strengthening her (that Scorpio energy, it can sometimes go the reverse way with hard aspects and instead make you stronger). Although Trump is set to have some speech slamming her today, and claims to have dirt on the Clintons - so we'll have to wait and see!
July 2nd addition: Right before the Mars retrograde ended, a House committee released their findings on Benghazi, and while there wasn't really anything new, it seemed to slow the upward trend she was on. Then Bill was seen with Loretta Lynch, and conspiracy theories began to fly that they were rigging things. That forced Lynch to come out saying she would accept whatever was recommended to her. And apparently Hillary met with the FBI, finally, this weekend. So the end of the Mars retrograde hasn't been good for her! Though Trump hasn't recovered much, so it's hard to tell who's really ahead here. I wonder if we'll get an announcement about the charges around July 7th - 9th?
July 5th addition: FBI director James Comey announced today that the FBI was not recommending any charges be brought. Two days before those exact aspects (transit Jupiter conjunct Composite Midheaven, Saturn, Jupiter) and as they're in orb! Ahh, astrology. But with critical Virgo involved and stern Saturn/10th house, she is being bombarded with criticism right now for being "careless". Quite fitting! But she also has the good news. I'll bet the DOJ announces within a few days (as these aspects are in play) that they won't bring any charges.
Trump's Troubles & The Republican National Convention
Trump has not been having a very good June. It all started with the mess with the judge in the Trump U case, which was triggered by transit Mars retrograde square (hard aspect) Trump's natal Mars on June 6th. He's stumbled ever since, and he even fired his campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, on Monday, despite having defended the guy even when he shouldn't have. The trigger for that firing? On Monday (June 20th), we had an anaretic Full Moon at 29 degrees Sagittarius, which conjuncted Trump's natal 5th house cusp, trined his Ascendant and sextiled his Descendant, and trined his Progressed Sun. Much of this is positive, and Lewandowski doesn't seem to be harboring too much ill will (for now, anyway). It's also interesting that there are reports it was Trump's kids who pushed for this - the 5th house rules your children.
Now we start to look ahead, and this is when things get even wonkier. When I heard the dates for the Republican National Convention (which is when Trump is officially named the nominee), it is July 18th - 21st, I realized a Full Moon will occur during the Convention on July 19th. I had to pull up the chart for the Full Moon in Cleveland, where the Convention will take place (below):
There are a few things that stand out here. Jupiter is conjunct the 9th house cusp, so this is good for promotion, and there should be a ton of attention being paid to the Convention. Pholus is conjunct the Ascendant; Pholus is an asteroid, and can show a turning point or major event (which this would be, but Pholus might make it even bigger). Asteroid Vesta (home and hearth) is conjunct the Descendant (fitting for the ceremony officially nominating someone to be leader of our country, our "home").
What worries me? Asteroid Nessus conjunct asteroid Pallas only 1 minute apart! Pallas is ruler of cities and of justice. There will be some serious anger, rage going on at this Convention. In the 2nd house, I wonder if damage will be done to property by protesters. Saturn is conjunct the 12th house cusp, bringing out what's been hidden. Venus conjuncts the 8th house cusp, making people enjoy the hostility. And Uranus conjuncts the 4th house cusp, suddenly bringing us to a low point, and conjunct asteroid Eris (a very interesting asteroid which can be quite dark at times - Marina Macario has an excellent take on this one but I do worry about it in this chart).
It's entirely possible that the drama won't be outside the convention, but instead is inside the convention given the ups and downs the party has had in backing or not backing Trump. The full moon opposes Trump's Venus and Saturn - so it won't be the picnic he thinks it will be, no matter what. And the #NeverTrump movement seems to be picking up steam again wanting to "Dump Trump" - but how realistic is that so close to the convention? Probably not, but things could get very, very messy.
July 24th addition: Thankfully, things stayed quiet outside of the convention. I was so worried given all of the energy going into the convention that it was going to explode, so kudos to protesters and organizers and police for keeping things civil. The drama did heat up inside though! And within the first few hours, with the #NeverTrump-ers and anti-RNC-er's teaming up to attempt havoc on the first day. Then Melania Trump gave a speech that first night that was way too similar to a speech Michelle Obama gave a few years ago (outright copied?). Though the biggest debacle turned out to be Ted Cruz's rebellious speech, refusing to endorse Trump and encouraging people to "vote their conscience" (in fairness to Cruz, what was the Trump camp thinking letting him give that speech???). The next morning, Cruz said it was "personal" for him, citing Trump's attack on his wife and father. I wrote that Trump's asteroid Chiron (wounds) conjuncts Cruz's natal Moon (ruler of women - his wife - and family - his father), and that seemed to cause the rift. That certainly played out during the convention!
Trump, the Khan's, and Endorsement Debacles (added August 3rd 2016)
Trump is now in boiling hot water as he attacked a family whose son died in Iraq who spoke at the Democratic Convention. Instead of just thanking them for their son's service and family's sacrifice, he did the Trumpian thing to do and attacked them back. And wouldn't you know it, this seems to actually be the thing that he pays for, after all of the wackadoo things he's done during this election season. More Republicans are coming out in support of Hillary, and he's now refusing to endorse Paul Ryan and John McCain. I wrote in reference to Paul Ryan that when he (finally) endorsed Trump, Mars was retrograde conjunct his natal Ascendant and Progressed 11th house cusp, so I wondered if he would walk it back after the retrograde ended. There's also now talk that people in the GOP are looking into removing Trump as the nominee or trying to get him to drop out. I'm starting to wonder, honestly, if the crazy energy I'm seeing later this month into mid-September has something to do with that. Is it really possible he could drop out, or they could be successful in removing him? Perhaps not, but perhaps they try and sh*t hits the fan (or a million fans). Hmm . . .
Also note the timing of this: Mars was just anaretic in Scorpio, square Trump's Progressed Sun and natal Ascendant at 29 degrees Leo. This comes at the tail end of Trump's Progressed Sun anaretic in Leo, which I said was fueling his popularity. His Progressed Sun enters Virgo on August 6th, in 3 days. Does all of the energy get sucked out with his Progressed Sun soon to be in much quieter, anti-flashy Virgo?
Added September 4th 2016: Almost as soon as Trump's Progressed Sun entered Virgo, he started to quiet down, giving more teleprompter speeches and trying to be more low-key. He's got new people in charge of his campaign (now on to the third iteration, which is highly unusual). But the spark seems to have fizzled thanks to the Virgo energy. Is that a good thing, or a bad thing when it's been what's propelled him all this time?
When Everything Changes
We've had a mutable t-square going ever since transit Jupiter entered mutable sign Virgo last year. A t-square occurs when two or more planets oppose one another and then square (3 signs away) a third planet. I wrote more about mutable t-squares in this article on the Salem Witch Trials (which occurred during a mutable t-square), but we've basically been ignoring the missing part of the t-square, Gemini. We haven't been paying enough attention to the claims of these politicians, we haven't been asking the right questions, we haven't been curious enough or paid enough attention to the facts. A great wall paid for by another country? Sure, totally doable! And about a million other things. The squared planet in the t-square is the one who gets all of the energy, who has been Saturn, ruler of politics, in Sagittarius, the boastful and loud. Sound familiar? Trump has felt like the personification of the squared Sagittarius Saturn. He's been sucking all of the energy of the news cycles, dominating what everyone is talking about during this election. All eyes are on him. But where's the beef?
So things start to change all around the same time. On August 30th, Mercury turns retrograde, and he'll be anaretic in Virgo. In early September, Jupiter leaves Virgo, entering cardinal sign Libra, and forming a whole new t-square, this time a cardinal one. A cardinal t-square a few years ago was essentially what led to the rise of ISIS, because cardinal energy is active. Back then, Libra was the missing sign, so peace and harmony went out the window. This time, Cancer will be the missing sign, which rules the home, homeland, country, family. Add to this that we'll actually still have a mutable t-square going on at the same time because Mercury will be retrograde in mutable sign Virgo, the sign Jupiter leaves, so we go into September with double t-squares. We had this happen at the end of 2014, and this period saw the Paris attacks. (Edited to add, we also have it going on right now, and we've just had the Orlando nightclub shooting) So does this mean we'll see a rise in terrorist activity in the Western world? Can't say that for certain, but I'm certainly worried. Officials here have been warning about it for some time, so it wouldn't be unexpected. If that were to happen, that would radically shift the conversation and focus of the election.
The other possibility is the economy. The growth has slowed to a crawl, and things have been flat, bringing on worry that we may be in for another dip (remember when they kept warning us about a double dip recession?). Knowing this, I pulled up the natal chart for the New York Stock Exchange, and eeks! The Mercury retrograde will begin conjunct the NYSE's 3rd house cusp. Mercury retrogrades at the anaretic degree are bad for the stock market too. Plus Mars and Saturn will conjunct the NYSE's Progressed Midheaven in August, with the Solar Eclipse September 1st square the natal 4th and 10th house cusps, and Neptune square as well. I would not be surprised in the least if we see some major stock market turbulence. And ya know, Virgo is ruler of jobs, so it may be because of a bad jobs report/news/outlook.
The start of the Mercury retrograde is also conjunct the U.S.A. Progressed 2nd house cusp, the house of money, making a financial impact more likely, and conjunct the Progressed U.S.A. Neptune (it just slips like water?). Then we have eclipses in September, and the September 1st Solar Eclipse (which is triggered in August and September) is opposite the U.S.A. Progressed Sun and square the Progressed Moon. A financial mess would also dramatically shift the election.
It feels like a shift will come, and what we're focused on now won't be what we're focused on by the end, and the shift looks to happen August - September.
Transit Jupiter is actually going to conjunct U.S.A.'s natal Midheaven September 14th; this could show coming back up or getting pushed back down.
How does this impact Trump and Hillary? For Trump, it looks huge: in the progressed composite chart between Trump and the U.S., the Progressed Moon conjuncts the Progressed Ascendant at 29 degrees Virgo in the first week of September, which is the location the Mercury retrograde begins on August 30th. Not only that, but in the progressed composite chart, the angles - the 1st, 4th, 7th, and 10th house cusps - are all anaretic. Holy guacamole! AND in the regular composite chart with the U.S., Neptune is at 29 degrees Virgo as well. STRONG impact.
For Hillary, in her progressed composite chart with the U.S., both Progressed Mars and Saturn are at 27 degrees Virgo, so they will be conjunct the start of the Mercury retrograde. But get this - in the regular composite chart, Mercury is retrograde (since both Hillary and the U.S. were born while Mercury was retrograde), and in Virgo, the sign Mercury will retrograde in. The Mercury retrograde will cross over the Composite Mercury, along with the Midheaven/Saturn/Jupiter trio I mentioned with her before (looks like September 15th). So does that Composite Mercury retrograde in Virgo help her or hurt her with this Mercury retrograde in Virgo?
Added September 4th 2016: So far, the retrograde has been quiet in terms of global affairs (stay that way!), but Trump certainly has had an interesting period! Going to Mexico to meet with the president there, then giving an immigration speech that seemed to be a doubling-down on policies instead of a shift, then some of his Hispanic supporters walking away from him because of it. Ouch! But he's not doing *terribly* because of it yet because Hillary ain't too hot to trot right now either. She's being hit by the Clinton Foundation stuff and her image as a liar is being reinforced. That September 15th date will probably be important for her, either helping to bring her up or push her down.
Added September 19th 2016: Well! Things were looking worse for Hillary right up until September 15th. Then that day, there was some wonkiness with Trump in an interview with the whole birther thing, which he then came out the next day, on the 16th, and finally said Obama was born in the U.S. (in less than one minute after marketing his hotel). That seemed to turn the momentum on its head and make the pendulum swing back in Hillary's favor. BUT we now have the developments of the weekend, with a bombing in New York, more bombs found in New York and New Jersey, a possible terror cell, not to mention the stabbing in Minnesota (is it all too coincidental to not be linked?). I was worried about something popping up terror-related with the double t-squares and the retrograde, and that seems to have played out now (probably thanks to the lunar eclipse on Friday). Thankfully, no one has been killed. But what will this bring out in the country and in the election, and is this what changes everything?
Astrology of Election Day 2016
Election day is November 8th 2016, and of course it has to have some astrological drama. Transit Mars will be anaretic at 29 degrees Capricorn, sign of politics and government. Venus will be conjunct the Galactic Center, which is literally the center of our Universe and is this huge black hole of endless loud noise. Neptune will be coming out of triggering the September 1st Solar Eclipse October 31st - November 1st, gearing up to end his retrograde on November 19th. Is there a problem with voting? Do we not know the winner quickly because it's a razor thin margin, or is it a huge blowout?
I am inclined to think that there will be quite a few, or at least one or two prominent, incumbents losing their seats with the anaretic Mars in Capricorn. That does not bode well for the people who are already there, so I think we'll see a new wave of fresh faces. I think we'll see more women elected thanks to Jupiter (more on that in a bit), along with Venus conjunct the Galactic Center. Ya know, Venus can represent women, and the GC can be linked to the future (so is it literally showing elected women bringing us into a new future?). Interestingly, I read that apparently more women are running for office this year than any year prior.
The Moon will be in Aquarius to start the day, which is the same Moon sign as the U.S.A., so this can be good. The U.S.A. will actually have a Lunar Return (the transit Moon returns to the exact location it was at when the U.A. was founded). The chart puts the Sun conjunct the Midheaven (hitting a high point?) and Jupiter conjunct the 9th house cusp (good turnout?). The Moon turns void-of-course at 8:54AM ET that day, and enters Pisces at 4:45PM ET, so we'll have almost 8 hours of void-of-course Moon adding to any issues. Or maybe quieting things?
The U.S.A. Progressed 4th and 10th house cusps are currently anaretic at 29 degrees Scorpio and Taurus, respectively, and *right* before the election date, will enter new signs, going into Sagittarius and Gemini. The start of building a new foundation for the country with whoever is elected?
Hillary vs. Trump: Who Wins?
Anaretic Mars in Capricorn will actually be conjunct Hillary's 3rd house cusp - good news or bad news? The Moon going into Pisces is the same sign as her natal Moon, Pisces. Hillary's natal Pallas is also in Aquarius, the sign Pallas will be in on election day, and she'll be gearing up for a Pallas return. And the Solar Eclipse that's triggered by Neptune just before the election conjuncts her natal Midheaven and Progressed Mars (and Progressed 8th house cusp, which could be showing a beating either way). The Solar Eclipse isn't doing anything really big like that for Trump, only a sextile to his natal Mercury (but that could show good news). Transit Jupiter will enter Hillary's 11th house October 10th, which could help her increase her popularity (11th house rules the masses). And in her progressed composite chart with the U.S., the Progressed Moon will be conjuncting the Progressed Ascendant.
Anaretic Mars will quincunx Trump's 1st and 11th house cusps (erratic energy), and semisextile his 5th and 7th house cusps (good for reaching out, being personable). The Moon will cross over his Descendant on election day just before entering Pisces (more focus on someone else?).
Truth be told, I thought a woman would be on the winning ticket long before we even had any candidates when I first looked at this election is 2014 (at the midterms). Jupiter's entrance into Libra, a very pro-woman sign, and then conjunct the U.S.A. Midheaven in Libra and in the 10th house, with the Midheaven being the highest point of the chart - figuratively breaking the glass ceiling. So I've believed all along that a woman was going to be president or vice president with this election. If Trump chooses a female VP, that can balance the odds, but if he doesn't, it looks like Hillary to me. The only VP pick floated for Trump that's a woman that I've heard has been Senator Kelly Ayotte, and actually, her chart compared to his is fantastic, and she has some good astrology coming up (Neptune trine Venus, Uranus stimulating a natal yod), so she could be an excellent pick (though she does have a troubled natal Mercury retrograde that will be squared by transit Jupiter, by Mercury retrograde and the Lunar Eclipse in September, and it conjuncts Trump's Progressed 9th house cusp). But will he actually choose her or any woman?
I'll try to add in more when VP picks are made!
Trump's VP Pick: Mike Pence
(Added July 19th 2016)
So Trump finally chose his VP, and it turned out to be governor Mike Pence. It turns out both of them are Gemini Suns, Pence has Venus, Mars, and Uranus in Leo and Trump has Mars and Rising in Leo, and Pence has Mercury conjunct Uranus while Trump has Sun conjunct Uranus. So there is some commonality between them. But there were reports that Trump almost changed his mind at the last minute - why the discomfort? I'm thinking it might be because Pence's Venus and Mars conjunct Trump's 12th house cusp, the house of undoing and subconscious issues/desire/motivations - Pence might be stirring something subconscious in Trump that he's not even consciously aware of, and since Trump is so "gut" oriented, it would make sense for him to reconsider based on that discomfort. It also looks like their Composite Mercury is critical, either at 29 degrees Gemini (anaretic, a crisis point) or 0 degrees Cancer (the Aries Point, a critical degree of critical energy), so this can bring in some communication difficulties, and certainly reflects their differences in ideas. They are helped by the fact that both of their Progressed Mercury's are in Leo, so where they are at the moment communication-wise and idea-wise can feel similar to them.
I'm immediately struck by the fact that Pence's Gemini Sun is getting hit by the mutable t-square we've got cooking this year. It'll actually be opposed by Saturn within orb on election day - ick! Saturn will also be square Pence's Composite Jupiter with the U.S.A. for election day. He's also getting badly hit by the Mercury retrograde in September - the Mercury retrograde ends square his Sun, squares his Moon if it's in Gemini, squares his Mercury, conjuncts the Composite Moon with Trump, starts square the Composite Mercury with Trump, and ends conjunct the Composite Jupiter with the U.S.A. Also, Pence's Composite Sun with the U.S.A. is at 29 degrees Gemini, so the Mercury retrograde begins square, and transit Jupiter will be square at the same time. So whatever comes up in that hotspot time impacts Pence too. What the heck will it be . . .
And of course, Pence is NOT a woman (at least, that we know of).
Hillary's VP Pick: Tim Kaine
(added July 24th 2016)
We now finally have the last piece of the puzzle as Hillary selected Senator Tim Kaine from Virginia to be her running mate. So I pulled up his chart (woo for having a birth time for him so we have a complete chart), and holy crap - he's the perfect choice!
He and Hillary have a lot of good connections, not the least of which is his natal Jupiter, Neptune, and Node Node in Scorpio conjunct her natal Scorpio Sun (Jupiter connections show you genuinely like each other, and North Node connections can show a fated link in this life). He's also a Pisces Sun and she's a Pisces Moon (a triad connection is usually good to see in synastry). Tim Kaine also has his natal Liliths conjunct his natal Ascendant, and recall that Lilith can be tied to the feminist and is strong for Hillary - this shows he's very comfortable with women like that, so he wouldn't be threatened by the fact that's she's the one in charge. They also both have strong 12th house energy, with Hillary's Sun conjunct the 12th house cusp and Venus in the 12th house, and Tim Kaine's soft Pisces Sun and Mercury intercepted in the 12th house (so being of service to someone else makes a lot of sense for him).
Other politicians have said he's a very likable guy, which is likely from Venus in the 11th house + Jupiter in the 7th house (very easy to get along with). The intercepted Pisces 12th house Sun and Mercury also help take away the mean factor. In their composite chart, the Midheaven (highest part of the chart) is at 3 degrees Scorpio, conjunct Hillary's Sun and Kaine's Jupiter/Neptune/North Node. Fantastic for a political pairing (remember 10th house also rules politics). In Kaine's composite chart with the USA, Mars is conjunct asteroid Pallas, so he definitely feels a strong pull to help the country (and it makes sense that he's so connected to cities).
Transit Saturn will enter his 9th house October 6th, so he may not be the best at promoting, but transit Jupiter will conjunct his 7th house cusp October 1st, helping us like him more (and can show us liking HER more since the 7th house rules the other people in our lives - and recall that Jupiter will enter Hillary's 11th house October 10th, so around this same period). Transit Pluto is conjunct his natal Mars, ruler of his 1st house (of the self) and in his 10th house (of career and politics) all year (pushing him to the forefront). His Progressed Mars is anaretic in Aquarius and opposite his Progressed Pluto, who is anaretic in Leo (which just happens to be conjunct Donald Trump's anaretic Progressed Sun and natal Ascendant!). Kaine's Progressed Mars is conjunct his Progressed Midheaven and Progressed Pluto is conjunct his Progressed 4th house cusp - these are the houses of foundation, so there's a massive shift occurring for him in his life.
Okay, so when I pulled up the progressed composite chart for Hillary and Kaine, I just about fell on the floor. Literally! Why? Hillary and Kaine's progressed composite chart will have a -
PROGRESSED FULL MOON!
- and it'll be exact February 1st 2017, right after inauguration day, which is January 20th 2017!!!
In case you couldn't tell, that *drastically* changes my perception of things. While I had thought a woman would be on the winning ticket all along, and we now see that the only woman left is Hillary Clinton, I still wasn't completely certain that she would win, especially since it seems everyone is getting pummeled in that August/September time frame. And wouldn't you know it, Tim Kaine won't be pummeled during that time frame, and in fact, has very little difficult aspects going on for him. Now seeing this Progressed Full Moon for their composite chart right at inauguration day makes me very confident they will be the winning ticket.
Progressed Full Moons are part of the Progressed Lunation Phases, which play out in our progressed charts like the transit lunation phases we all experience each month. In the progressed chart, these phases last for about 2 1/2 years, and the big phases are the Progressed New and Full Moon phases. With the Progressed New Moon, we embark on a new journey in our lives, and often see new beginnings, opportunities, and ventures. With the Progressed Full Moon, we see the culmination of everything we've done thus far, and we reap the rewards or suffer the consequences. So, unless it's the latter and Hillary ends up getting thrown in prison (which I've already said I don't see astrologically), it seems more like the former and they end up winning.
And there's more to this Progressed Full Moon - the Progressed Composite Moon is at 9 degrees Virgo, sign of work, conjunct the progressed 6th house cusp, the house of work. The Solar Eclipse September 1st conjuncts the Progressed Composite Moon at 9 degrees Virgo. In Hillary's composite chart with the USA, the Composite Sun is at 7 degrees Virgo and Composite Venus is at 9 degrees Virgo (and the Composite Moon at 10 degrees Pisces is conjunct the Progressed Composite Sun for Hillary and Kaine at 9 degrees Pisces).
And you want to know what gets even wilder? In the progressed composite chart for Kaine and the USA, he'll also have another Progressed Full Moon in April! This time with the Moon at 9 degrees Libra and the Sun at 9 degrees Aries (which is conjunct the Progressed Composite Ascendant between he and Hillary at the same time, putting the Descendant conjunct the Libra Moon). Hot diggity dog!
As I said, Kaine doesn't really have much in the way of difficult aspects coming up. The Mercury retrograde in September occurs intercepted in his 6th house and only makes one difficult aspect the entire retrograde (a square to Saturn). The Solar Eclipse September 1st does oppose his natal Sun, but this can simply be showing the massive changes in his life. The September 16th Lunar Eclipse squares his natal Saturn (with both of those Saturn aspects, I wonder if that's showing the difficulty of the election wearing on him?).
Looking at election day (November 8th), transit Jupiter trines his 3rd and sextiles his 9th house cusps exactly a few days prior (November 5th) - these are the communication houses, so that can be showing good news. Transit Venus conjuncts his Saturn the day before the election on November 7th. On election day itself, transit Venus should be conjunct his Progressed Descendant and transit Sun conjuncts his 8th house cusp. Recall that the Solar Eclipse conjuncts Hillary's Progressed 8th house cusp; the 8th house used to be ruled by Mars, planet of competition, and is now ruled by Pluto, who wants to destroy everyone, and I've noticed in studying the charts of athletes that if they have an 8th house transit going on, this can show them destroying the competition (we actually just saw this with LeBron James in the 2016 NBA finals as he had transit Pluto sitting on his 8th house cusp and transit Mars retrograding over his natal Saturn in Scorpio, the sign that rules the 8th house). So not only am I now more convinced Hillary & Kaine will win, I'm also now wondering if people will be wrong and it's not close. Now, with the way America is split, it would seem impossible for there to be a blowout when it comes to the popular vote (unless Trump actually DOES shoot someone on 5th Avenue), so it would likely be an Electoral College blowout.
So #NeverTrump-ers can potentially be quite hopeful, and #NeverHillary-ers - sorry!
Donald Trump: http://www.astro.com/astro-databank/Trump,_Donald
Hillary Clinton (I use the 8:02AM birth time for her, it seems to fit quite perfectly): http://www.astro.com/astro-databank/Clinton,_Hillary
Bernie Sanders (I actually like the 12:27PM birth time - this is the time that gives him very close houses to Hillary, and helps explain the very close primary they've had): http://mountainastrologer.com/tma/bernie
Paul Ryan: http://www.astro.com/astro-databank/Ryan,_Paul
Marco Rubio: http://www.astro.com/astro-databank/Rubio,_Marco
Ted Cruz http://www.astro.com/astro-databank/Cruz,_Ted
John Kasich: http://www.astrotheme.com/astrology/John_Kasich
Chris Christie: http://www.astrotheme.com/astrology/Chris_Christie
Jeb Bush: http://www.astro.com/astro-databank/Bush,_Jeb
Reince Priebus (no chart, just birth info): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reince_Priebus
Debbie Wasserman Schultz (no chart, just birth info): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Debbie_Wasserman_Schultz
Mitt Romney: http://www.astro.com/astro-databank/Romney,_Mitt
Elizabeth Warren: http://mountainastrologer.com/tma/elizabeth-warren
Joe Biden: http://www.astro.com/astro-databank/Biden,_Joe
Kelly Ayotte: http://www.astrotheme.com/astrology/Kelly_Ayotte
Barack Obama: http://www.astro.com/astro-databank/Obama,_Barack
U.S.A. Sibley Chart (most common used for U.S. and my preference): http://www.astro.com/astro-databank/Nation:_USA_No.1
Mike Pence (no chart. just birth info): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mike_Pence
Tim Kaine: http://www.astro.com/astro-databank/Kaine,_Tim
November 9th 2016 Update: Astrological Autopsy of the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election
WELL! Yesterday was election day in America, and in a stunner, Donald Trump actually pulled off a win. Well, a technical win since he's almost certain to lose the popular vote (why the freak does that keep happening America??? twice in 16 years is no good, no good). I hadn't had the time to update this post for a while, but wanted to take a quick look at things now. Pollsters got it wrong, pundits got it wrong, and even most of us astrologers got it wrong! So how did it happen?
Turns out that cardinal t-square really killed it. Mars was anaretic in Capricorn on election day.The anaretic degree is the 29th degree, the last degree of any sign, and a point of crisis energy. The cardinal t-square involves Jupiter in Libra opposite Uranus in Aries with both square (3 signs away) Pluto in Capricorn. SO anaretic Mars in Capricorn was putting emphasis on squared planet Pluto in Capricorn, who is the one getting all of the energy in a t-square in the first place. Pluto is the destructor and transformer, and Capricorn rules governments and politics. I had thought the election would be bad for incumbents and the establishment, but it turned out it was only bad for one establishment figure, Clinton. Oddly enough, the people who have been the problem in Washington over the last 4-6 years - Congress - they didn't really change at all. I'm not sure how you can say you're for change but then elect all of the same people in Congress and only change the one person who wasn't the actual problem - but then, I think I overestimate people's ability to be logical!
SO with the cardinal t-square, the missing sign has been Cancer. The missing sign in a t-square is the part we're ignoring, that we're not paying enough attention to, and usually to our detriment. I think of the saying, cutting off your nose to spite your face - it's like we just destroyed the country (cut off our nose) in a crazed rage to destroy the government and establishment (to spite our face). What sign rules country? Cancer, the sign we're missing. And what sign is the U.S.A.'s natal Sun in? Cancer. We're sacrificing the identity of the country for a transformation that may or may not be a good idea.
Anaretic Mars was also conjunct (aligned with) the U.S.A.'s progressed Pluto, adding to this energy. Progressed Pluto is anaretic in Capricorn, so we're getting this major intense energy for change in the country that isn't going to let up anytime soon. Anaretic Mars was also square the natal 5th and 11th house cusps for the U.S.A., which rule the masses, hence him losing the popular vote. And Pluto rules the U.S.A.'s natal 12th house, exposing the hidden, the "silent majority", that which has been ignored. Add in transit (moving) Mercury in the 12th house too.
Pluto is also on the 2nd house cusp for the U.S.A. right now - for an individual, this usually shows a complete transformation of what it is you need to feel safe and secure, and this house also ties in to our morals and values. Just adding in to the idea that there is a big shift in this country, but it may destroy us financially for a little while since the 2nd house rules money (I don't know if there will be another recession but I won't be surprised if it happens). It certainly points out the pervasive racism in the country that's been brought to light during this election as well, and adds to the feeling of some that they need to dominate and control to "get their country back".
Progressed Venus is conjunct the progressed 9th house cusp - with Venus ruling women and the 9th house being one of the houses of competition, this should've been good for Clinton, but turned out not to be. The progressed Sun is coming to square the natal 1st and 7th house cusps for the U.S.A. - the 1st and 7th houses are the houses of the self and others, ruling how we relate and connect with ourselves and with others. The Sun coming to square can show that the divisiveness continues in a big way as well.
Transit Saturn is now in the U.S.A.'s natal 1st house, the house of the self, with Saturn being the planet of restriction, limitation, confinement - this doesn't bode very well. The progressed Moon is in Sagittarius, and is coming to the 1st house cusp in about 4 months. Anything then? The progressed 4th and 10th house cusps juuuust entered new signs, Sagittarius and Gemini, respectively. I had thought this showed a new foundation, a realignment for the country, which seems to be the case. But with Sagittarius being the 4th house cusp now in the progressed chart, and Saturn in Sagittarius, this coupling is often together for death - does it feel like the death of America? The 4th house is also the bottom of the chart - are we hitting rock bottom as a country, or is rock bottom coming?
Transit Neptune will conjunct the U.S.A.'s progressed Sun next year (2017), which is not going to help matters. On the one hand, it could make us more compassionate and understanding - but it's more likely going to make us more delusional, paranoid, unsure of who we are as a country, taken in and misled by people with less-than-ethical intentions, and feeling taken advantage of when it's all said and done.
I had already looked ahead a few years and seen there will be difficult female energy coming, starting in about 2 years with progressed Venus (remember, a ruler of women) turning anaretic in Aries, and square progressed Pluto. When I thought Clinton would win, I thought it was bad energy for her, but since there is no woman in the White House and a sea of men in Congress, I now think this will play out as bad for women at large in the country, and we see our rights being restricted a lot more. This could be overturning Roe V. Wade, making contraception illegal or so restricted very few have access, less protections and more discrimination in the workplace, severe voting restrictions, repealing the VAWA - just to name some of the possibilities.
Now, I had to jump ahead to the next election, because the Democrats will be starting to plan, like, at 3:01AM last night. There is some super crazy energy leading up to that election in 2020! See, at the end of this decade, Jupiter, Saturn, and Pluto will all come together in Capricorn, the sign of government and politics, and the apex is in 2020 (plus Mars will join them in Capricorn in 2020). Then the U.S.A. will have transit Pluto return to the exact point it was at when the country was founded in 2022, which is a whole new chapter for the country. So the next election actually looks like it may be even more consequential than this one! Add to it that on election day that year, Mars will be retrograde (and conjunct progressed Chiron, ruler of wounds), and Mercury will end his retrograde that day (which happened on election day in 2000), and it ends square the U.S.A's natal Mercury and Pluto. With all of that plus transit Mars conjunct the natal North Node, I worry about violence for the 2020 election.
Leading up to the election, Jupiter, Saturn, and Pluto will be opposite the U.S.A's natal Mercury in Cancer (starting in 2019). Mercury is ruler of young people, so I wonder if there's some sort of rebellion that occurs with the young people in the country to lead some new movement. I also forgot, but Mercury can also be tied to the press since Mercury is ruler of communication - do we see more restrictions on the press and free speech, or more opposition to the press, who many have quite unfavorable views of already? In terms of Trump, Jupiter-Saturn-Pluto will be opposite his natal Venus and Saturn (not great for connecting to people or for governing), and in his composite chart with the U.S.A., they will conjunct the Moon and oppose Mars. But I went wrong in predicting who would win this election in 2016 with their personal charts, so I won't put too much stock on the personal aspects for Trump in 2020. All of the other stuff, with the U.S.A.'s chart and with what will be happening with the planets in general that year, still speak volumes though. It ain't over. The revolution may have yet to begin.
General horoscopes are always meant for entertainment purposes only. For a more accurate view, read your Sun sign, Rising sign, and Moon sign.
The full moon on the 19th occurs in your goals and career sector, and can tell you whether or not you’ve been doing things the right way when it comes to your goals and ambitions. If you see progress, opportunities, and rewards, then you’ve been on the right path and can keep going. If you experience setbacks and delays, then you likely haven’t been doing things right, and need to reassess and find where you’ve been going wrong so you can get back on track.
You can work on your short-term plans during the first half of the month, and work on smaller projects that require your attention but you can finish quickly. You can use the variety, so having a lot of different things to work on can keep you interested. During the second half of the month, you can focus on something that you’re starting from the ground up with, and you know you likely won’t make any progress quickly, but you can be dedicated to it.
You can focus on your financials during the first half of the month, and work on improving your financial situation, Work on your budget and your financial plans. The new moon on the 4th occurs in your money sector, and you can take advantage of opportunities to improve your financial situation, create new opportunities for yourself, and feel more optimistic about your ability to handle your finances in a positive, productive way.
The new moon in your sign on the 4th can be great for focusing on starting something new that you can work on for the next year of your life, and you can be excited and enthusiastic enough to make progress now. You can have the energy and enthusiasm you need to get going, and the courage you need to get started and take the first step now. You can stick with whatever you start later in the month, and sort through your financials as well.
You can work on things behind the scenes during the first half of the month, and opportunities can arise for you there with the new moon on the 4th. You can be more comfortable working on your plans without anyone to interfere, and later in the month, you can start to let people see your plans and share your vision, feeling more confident in your ideas. The full moon on the 19th occurs in your work sector, and you can be more committed to your work and try to find work you do enjoy.
You can focus on your dreams for your future during the first half of the month, and can get opportunities to pursue them with the new moon on the 4th. You can feel energized for them, and you can see how you can make them reality. During the second half of the month, you can take some time to yourself to work on your plans without anyone to interfere, getting yourself ready to get going when the opportunity comes.
You can focus on your goals and ambitions during the first half of the month, and the new moon in your career and life path sector on the 4th can bring new opportunities for pursuing your goals and feeling more ambitious. You can work hard and smart, and make progress with the goals you focus on. Try to be productive, and focus on the goals that will have the most positive impact on your life so you can feel more inspired.
You can focus on your career and goals during the second half of the month, and you can see what you want to do, how to do it, and how long it’ll take. You can understand the path you’re on and where you’re going, and you can adjust if you need to. You can work on making good choices and doing your homework so you can make progress with your goals that will last for some time, and you can set new goals for yourself that excite you.
The full moon on the 19th occurs in your money sector, and this can be a good time to focus on your financial issues and work on resolving them. See where you’ve been having problems and figure out positive ways of dealing with them. You can also decide to walk away from a side gig or second job you’ve been working for extra money, or you can decide you want to take it and make it something much bigger and more profitable.
You can focus more on your relationships this month than on your work and goals, so you may not have as much time for your ambitions. It can be a good month for work that is with a partner, especially a situation that is mutually beneficial. With a partner, you can get more done, see what you’re missing, and make more progress than you can make alone, and you can feel more comfortable with the work you’re doing with someone by your side.
You can focus on your work during the first half of the month, and can be more productive and efficient with your time. The new moon on the 4th occurs in your work sector, and you can start a new work project, have new work opportunities, look for a new job, and want to do work that you believe in and are passionate about. If that’s not your current job, you can work on ways to infuse it into what you do, or try to find something else.
You can focus on your work life during the second half of the month, and can focus on the work that needs to be done, the smaller tasks and chores that require your attention, and can have an eye for the details. You can get along better with the people you work with and for, and improve your work environment. If you don’t care for your work, you can enjoy it more now, or you can focus on finding work that you do love.
General horoscopes are always meant for entertainment purposes only. For a more accurate view, read your Sun sign, Rising sign, and Moon sign.
Aries July 2016 Monthly Horoscope
On July 12th, Venus enters fellow fire sign Leo, and the next day, on July 13th, Mercury also enters Leo, with the Sun joining them in Leo on the 22nd. You can focus more now on the things that you enjoy most in life, your hobbies, and what brings you pleasure in positive ways. If you’ve been working yourself too hard and need some time to have fun, this might be the right time to do it. Spend time with people who make you laugh, and let out your lighter side. You can be more romantic and playful in love, and if single, you may want to play the field, while if in a relationship, you may want to reignite the sparks. You can feel more comfortable getting attention and praise, and can have better focus for creative ventures and projects. This can be an excellent period for creative energy. If you have children, they can become more of a focus now or are in the spotlight. You may come across as friendlier, fun-loving, or warmer.
On July 30th, Mercury enters earth sign Virgo, and your focus may begin to shift toward work, the tasks and chores you need to get done, and trying to get organized. Make lists, tackle the smaller chores that you’ve been putting off but need to get done, and get everything in place. You can have a better eye for the details, so try focusing on the little things and see what you see. You can come up with new work ideas as well, or think more about the work you do and how you can do it better, or think about the work you want to be doing and how you can make that a positive manifestation in your life.
On July 29th, Uranus turns retrograde (appears to move backward) in your sign, Aries, and over the coming months, you can pull back from making changes in your life, wanting to get a break but perhaps feeling a little stuck in some areas, while others may seem to continue changing when you don’t want them to. Remain flexible and avoid impulsive behavior.
On July 4th, a new moon occurs in water sign Cancer, and you can start a new home improvement project, redecorate, move, or do something to improve things at home and make yourself more comfortable. You may spend more time with a relative, are presented with an opportunity through a relative, or have a relative in the spotlight. You can be more supportive and encouraging, and can work on broadening your own support system as well. You can feel more positive emotionally. This new moon can be a good time to work on starting a positive venture, project, or idea from the ground up that can be worked on for the next 6-12 months. On July 19th, a full moon occurs in earth sign Capricorn, and you can see the fruits of your labor grow or spoil. If you’ve been doing things the right way, been working hard, smart, and responsibly toward your goals, you can see rewards now, and make progress with your goals, even achieve some success. If you haven’t been, you can experience setbacks and delays, and need to readjust the way you’re doing things.
Best days in July for Love for Aries: 5th, 6th, 7th
Best days in July for Money for Aries: 26th, 27th, 28th
Taurus July 2016 Monthly Horoscope
Your ruler, Venus, enters fire sign Leo on July 12th, with Mercury entering Leo on the 13th and the Sun entering Leo on the 22nd. You can focus on staying within your comfort zone, not wanting to venture too far outside of it, and feeling more like yourself when you’re in a place that’s familiar to you and with people you know well. You may prefer to spend more time at home or in the place that feels like home. You can focus more on your emotions, trying to gain better understanding of what you feel and why, and can connect to your emotional self. This can make it easier for you to express your emotions, as well as connect with others emotionally in love. It can be a good time to work on strengthening your internal foundation and make your inner core as solid as you can. You may come across as more nurturing, supportive, or encouraging.
Mercury leaves Leo and enters fellow earth sign Virgo on July 30th, and you may want to focus more on the positive ways you can enjoy life. You may not want to be so serious anymore, and want to be more positive about the way things are going. You can enjoy being around other people more, and feel more sociable and engaging. You can have better focus on creative ventures and projects, and if you’re not being creative, you may lack focus, so try to infuse some creative energy into everything you do.
Uranus turns retrograde (appears to move backward) on July 29th in fire sign Aries, the sign before yours, and over the coming months, you may want to make some changes with some things from the past or let go of something that you can’t, or may experience some issues from the past unexpectedly that you’d rather avoid. Focus on the subconscious issues and motivations that may be causing problems now, and work on making slow changes.
A new moon occurs in water sign Cancer on July 4th, and you can take up lots of smaller projects, keep yourself busy, work on something in your community, teach something to others, learn something new, or feel more curious. You can have a more positive outlook, and you can be more engaging with others, wanting to share opinions, ideas, and thoughts. A full moon occurs in fellow earth sign Capricorn on July 19th, and you can finish a course of study, come home if abroad, or settle a legal issue. You can feel more emotionally connected to your beliefs, but need to make sure you’re not defensive about them. If you don’t feel a connection to them, you may question them and wonder what it is you really believe. In general, you can be more optimistic with this full moon.
Best days in July for Love for Taurus: 8th, 9th
Best days in July for Money for Taurus: 1st, 2nd, 29th, 30th
Gemini July 2016 Monthly Horoscope
On July 12th, Venus enters fire sign Leo, and the next day, on July 13th, your ruler, Mercury, also enters Leo, with the Sun joining them in Leo on the 22nd. Your mind can get a big surge of energy, and you can have lots of new ideas, lots to say and share, and plenty of mental energy to use up. You can keep yourself busy, and you can be interested in lots of new things. You may crave a mental connection in love, and if single, want someone you can talk to about anything, while if in a relationship, work on opening up the lines of communication. You can put more of your ideas out there, and can be more comfortable with telling people what’s on your mind. You may have many new ideas, but can be a little scattered, so make sure you keep track of the good ideas. You may come across as more engaging, curious, or talkative.
On July 30th, Mercury enters earth sign Virgo, and your mind can slow down a bit as you focus more on your emotions and expressing them clearly. You can merge your mind and your heart more easily, and find the right way to express what you feel. You can interpret the emotions of situations more easily, and understand what people mean even if they’re saying the opposite. You can focus on old memories, and if something impacts you emotionally, you can remember it for a long time. It can be a good time to get in touch with your feelings, though logic may be harder to grasp.
On July 29th, Uranus turns retrograde (appears to move backward) in fire sign Aries, and over the coming months, you may feel like you can’t make the changes you want to make to pursue your dreams, or that too many changes have happened and you want to slow it down so you can take a breath and get control. Try to think about the ways you can make smaller changes to help you make progress with your dreams for your future.
On July 4th, a new moon occurs in water sign Cancer, the sign after yours, and you can embark on a new financial venture or project, focus on ways to improve your financial situation, feel more confident, improve your self-esteem, or bring some stability into your life. You can benefit from being practical and having a steady approach, and can be calmer. On July 19th, a full moon occurs in earth sign Capricorn, and you can be much more emotional with this heavy full moon. You may focus on some darker issues or parts of yourself that you normally keep hidden away, but need to be brought into the light and dealt with in a positive way. Something may happen that stirs up some deep emotions for you, and it may not feel great but you need to let yourself feel. You may focus on something that you’re transforming in your life, and can make some progress with it now. You can also settle issues in a business or financial partnership or with other people’s money (debts, loans, inheritances, taxes, joint finances).
Best days in July for Love for Gemini: 10th, 11th, 12th
Best days in July for Money for Gemini: 3rd, 4th, 5th
Cancer July 2016 Monthly Horoscope
Venus enters fire sign Leo on July 12th, the sign after yours, with Mercury entering Leo on the 13th and the Sun entering Leo on the 22nd. With the three planets leaving your sign, your energy can slow down and you feel more sensual, indulgent, and want to go at your own pace, not feeling the need to rush anything at any time. You can move when you’re ready and not a second earlier, and make decisions when you feel good about them and will stick by them. You might be a little more stubborn, but you feel strongly in what you decide. In love, you can be more sensual and want more physical passion. If in a relationship, you can work on that, and if single, you can be attracted to someone who spoils you or who seems stable and secure. You can bring more stability and security into your life, and you can be calmer and more grounded. You may come across as more reliable, practical, or stoic.
Mercury leaves Leo and enters earth sign Virgo on July 30th, and your mental energy can increase as you come up with more ideas and have more to say and share. You can be more open about what’s on your mind, and hold back less. You can be excited about the ideas you have, and can’t wait to pursue them, but you may not actually take action just yet. Write down your ideas so you can do something with them later when you have the time and energy to do so.
Uranus turns retrograde (appears to move backward) on July 29th in fire sign Aries, and over the coming months, you may feel that you can’t make the kind of changes you want to make with your goals, or you don’t want to deal with the changes that have been made already. Try not to do anything impulsive with pursuing your goals, and adjust to whatever changes have some about.
A new moon occurs in your sign, Cancer, on July 4th, and this can be your time to shine. You can be excited and enthusiastic, wanting to focus on starting something new. Pick a project, plan, idea, or journey that can lead to positive developments in your life and work on a good plan to get started. Take the fist steps now, and see how far you can get with the energy and enthusiasm you have. This is the only new moon in your sign for 2016, so make the most of it. A full moon occurs in earth sign Capricorn, the sign opposite yours, on July 19th, and you can focus on the issues in your relationships with this full moon. You can work on settling problems with other people, or walk away from a relationship completely if it’s not a healthy one for you. You can be more emotional with other people, and can find it easier to express your feelings in one-on-one settings. You may need more balance and peace in your life to feel centered and grounded, so try to avoid the drama as much as you can.
Best days in July for Love for Cancer: 13th, 14th
Best days in July for Money for Cancer: 5th, 6th, 7th
Leo July 2016 Monthly Horoscope
On July 12th, Venus enters your sign, Leo, and the next day, on July 13th, Mercury also enters Leo, with your ruler, the Sun, joining them in Leo on the 22nd. This can be an excellent period for you, Leo, and you can have more mental energy and ideas, feel comfortable in the spotlight and get attention, and be more romantic and attractive. In love, you may want the attention, so if single, you can let them come to you, while if in a relationship, you want your partner to give you more of what you need. You can be much more charming and friendlier, and you can enjoy spending time with others. You can be open about what’s on your mind, and share your ideas with others. This can be a good time for starting a new project or venture that you can work on for the next 6-12 months, so think about a positive plan you have and get working.
On July 30th, Mercury enters earth sign Virgo, and your mind can slow down, and you want to take your time with decisions and coming up with new plans. You can stick to whatever you end up deciding, but you won’t be pushed into anything before you’re ready. You can take your time learning new things as well, and you can have a more practical outlook. You can focus on financial plans as well, and work on improving your budget.
On July 29th, Uranus turns retrograde (appears to move backward) in fellow fire sign Aries, and over the coming months, you can avoid new plans for expansion, feeling that there have been too many changes already, or you may want to jump into new experiences, but are too impulsive about it. Think about the ways you can expand your life and explore the way you want to, but make plans and do your homework before acting.
On July 4th, a new moon occurs in water sign Cancer, the sign before yours, and you can benefit when you’re in the background, out of the spotlight, or working behind closed doors. You can work on your plans and ideas when no one is paying attention and you’re free to so things your own way. You can set the stage now for the good energy to come when the new moon occurs in your sign next month. This can also be a good new moon to focus on your spiritual side, your intuition, and for clearing out the clutter. On July 19th, a full moon occurs in earth sign Capricorn, and you can settle issues at work, complete work projects, get everything done on your to do list, and you can either be rewarded for hard and smart work that you love, or punished for laziness with work. If you don’t care for your work, you may like it even less. You can be more easily stressed out with this full moon, so try to find healthy ways to manage your stress levels. This can also be a good full moon for eliminating bad habits.
Best days in July for Love for Leo: 15th, 16th, 17th
Best days in July for Money for Leo: 8th, 9th
Virgo July 2016 Monthly Horoscope
Venus enters fire sign Leo, the sign before yours, on July 12th, with Mercury entering Leo on the 13th and the Sun entering Leo on the 22nd. You can feel more comfortable and more like yourself when you’re on your own, alone, doing things your own way without anyone interfering or telling you what to do. You may find other people drain you physically and mentally, and may require more time alone to recharge, and more time for rest, so schedule plenty of naps. You can have a more active imagination and get lost in daydreams and fantasies, and may have a hard time focusing on the mundane. You can come up with good ideas on your own, but may keep them to yourself for now. In love, you can be affectionate behind closed doors, when no one is looking, but may keep much of your feelings to yourself. You may come across as more compassionate, sensitive, or intuitive.
Mercury leaves Leo and enters your sign, Virgo, on July 30th, and you can be more open with the ideas you have, willing to share them with others. You can express yourself more easily, and have more mental energy to use up. You can be ore curious and want to learn new things, and can share knowledge and information you have. You can be more comfortable with putting your ideas out there, and you can be excited about your ideas and enthusiastic about your plans. It can be a good time to work on your short-term plans, and to keep yourself busy with smaller projects.
Uranus turns retrograde (appears to move backward) on July 29th in fire sign Aries, and over the coming months, you can feel that you’ve undergone some massive changes in your life and you’d like things to slow down, or that some changes haven’t gone through fast enough and you’d like to speed things up. Try to go with the flow and let things happen in their own way and time.
A new moon occurs in water sign Cancer on July 4th, and you can meet new people, expand your social network, join a new group, take up a new cause, or feel excited about a dream for your future. You can take advantage of positive opportunities to pursue your dreams. You can benefit from a group or from friends, as well as from stepping outside of your comfort zone. A full moon occurs in fellow earth sign Capricorn on July 19th, and you can settle an issue with a loved one, finish up a creative project or venture, and feel more inspired. If single, you can crave a soul connection, and if in a relationship, you can focus on taking things to the next level. In general, you can be more positive with this full moon, wanting to focus on the good in your life.
Best days in July for Love for Virgo: 18th, 19th
Best days in July for Money for Virgo: 10th, 11th, 12th
Libra July 2016 Monthly Horoscope
On July 12th, Venus, your ruler, enters fire sign Leo, and the next day, on July 13th, Mercury also enters Leo, with the Sun joining them in Leo on the 22nd. You can enjoy stepping outside of your comfort zone, and feel more comfortable doing things that you wouldn’t normally think to do. This can make you feel more in tune with your true, unique self, and embrace yourself as an individual. You can expand your social network and meet new people, making new friends, joining new groups, or growing closer to your friends or the groups you already belong to. On love, you want a foundation of friendship, and if single, you can work on being friends first, while if in a relationship, you can work on strengthening that bond. You can come up with new, unusual ideas, and can be more open to trying out solutions that you haven’t tried before. You may come across as more independent, innovative, or original.
On July 30th, Mercury enters earth sign Virgo, the sign before yours, and you can keep most of your ideas to yourself, not wanting anyone to know what you’re working on just yet so you can work out the kinks and make the plans better. You can do your best thinking on your own, in the background, out of the spotlight, and without interference. You can have a more active imagination, so you can be more creative, but you may have a hard time focusing it. You can become aware of something hidden or of a secret, and you can focus on your own subconscious to gain greater understanding of yourself.
On July 29th, Uranus turns retrograde (appears to move backward) in fire sign Aries, the sign opposite yours, and over the coming months, you can crave stability if there have been too many changes in your relationships, or want to jump into change if you feel you haven’t been able to make the changes you want to make. Consider the other people involved, and work on slower changes.
On July 4th, a new moon occurs in water sign Cancer, and you can set a new goal for yourself, make progress with a goal you have, or are presented with an opportunity to pursue one of your goals. You can benefit from your elders, make good impressions, and present yourself well. You can be more ambitious and focused on things long-term. On July 19th, a full moon occurs in earth sign Capricorn, and you can finish up home improvement projects, finalize a real estate transaction, complete a move, settle an issue with a relative, or crave more comfort and support. You can be more in touch with your emotions, and you can be easily hurt if your inner foundation isn’t strong enough, so work on strengthening your core self.
Best days in July for Love for Libra: 20th, 21st
Best days in July for Money for Libra: 13th, 14th
Scorpio July 2016 Monthly Horoscope
Venus enters fire sign Leo on July 12th, with Mercury entering Leo on the 13th and the Sun entering Leo on the 22nd. You can focus on the goals you’ve set for yourself and make new goals to work on. You can feel more ambitious, and work hard for what you want. You can create new opportunities for yourself to bring positive developments into your life, and you can see the big picture and work on long-term plans. You can be practical about what you can accomplish, and you can be responsible with what you do. If single, you can be attracted to someone older or of status, and if in a relationship, you can work on being more responsible. In some respects, this can be a high point of the year for you if you’ve been doing things the right way for the last 6-12 months. You may come across as more mature, reliable, or focused.
Mercury leaves Leo and enters earth sign Virgo on July 30th, and you can think outside of the box and come up with unusual solutions to problems that just might work. You can do your best thinking in a group or with your friends, and can be open to original thinkers and innovative ideas. You can open your mind up and learn something new, and want to learn as much as you can about it.
Uranus turns retrograde (appears to move backward) on July 29th in fire sign Aries, and over the coming months, you may feel bored and want to jump into changes with your work or daily life, or feel want to slow the changes that have been made. Try to work on implementing changes in a slow, steady way, and have some patience.
A new moon occurs in fellow water sign Cancer on July 4th, and you can have a new experience, go somewhere new, plan a new trip, feel more adventurous, study something new, teach something to someone, or feel enthusiastic about your beliefs. You can be more optimistic in general, and you can focus on opportunities to expand your life and explore the world. A full moon occurs in earth sign Capricorn on July 19th, and you can finalize many smaller projects, have a positive outlook, and say what you mean. It can be a good full moon for saying what you need to say and finding the words you mean most. The new and full moons this month can focus more on improved communication and a positive outlook.
Best days in July for Love for Scorpio: 22nd, 23rd
Best days in July for Money for Scorpio: 15th, 16th, 17th
Sagittarius July 2016 Monthly Horoscope
On July 12th, Venus enters fellow fire sign Leo, and the next day, on July 13th, Mercury also enters Leo, with the Sun joining them in Leo on the 22nd. You can focus on the ways you can expand your life, have new experiences, and get out into the world. You can be more optimistic, focusing on the positives, and want to enjoy yourself more. You can create new opportunities for yourself to do exciting things, and you can see what the world has to offer you. It can be a good time to learn something new and expand your mind with knowledge, or share your knowledge with others. You can be enthusiastic with your speech, and tell big stories. This can be an excellent period for you if you’re a writer, teacher, or speaker. In love, you may want more space, and if single, you can go for passion without strings, while if in a relationship, you can have an adventure with your partner. You may come across as bolder, more gregarious, or wise.
On July 30th, Mercury enters earth sign Virgo, and you can focus on the goals you’ve set for yourself and how to can make them into something real. You can take your big ideas and work on creating realistic plans of action so you have a chance to make them happen. You can be more practical with your outlook, and take projects more seriously. You may not want to focus on anything unnecessary. You can focus on ways to create success in your life and work on plans for it. You can also focus on your direction in life and work on making sure you’re on the right path.
On July 29th, Uranus turns retrograde (appears to move backward) in fellow fire sign Aries, and over the coming months, you may feel like you can’t make the changes you want to make with your hobbies or in love, or you’ve had too many changes and want to slow things down. Avoid doing anything impulsive, and see about making small changes.
On July 4th, a new moon occurs in water sign Cancer, and you can get an opportunity to so something mutually beneficial or with a business partner. You can create positive developments with other people’s money (taxes, debts, loans, inheritances, joint finances), and you can start a new transformation of something in your life. You can focus on more serious matters and have a better approach to them. On July 19th, a full moon occurs in earth sign Capricorn, the sign after yours, and you can settle financial issues, end a second job or side gig you’ve been working for extra money, or become more serious about it. You can be more sensitive to what other people say about you and let it impact your self-esteem, but if they’re just being mean, you shouldn’t listen to them. Work on strengthening your confidence, and on creating better stability in your life to keep yourself calm and grounded.
Best days in July for Love for Sagittarius: 24th, 25th, 26th
Best days in July for Money for Sagittarius: 18th, 19th
Capricorn July 2016 Monthly Horoscope
Venus enters fire sign Leo on July 12th, with Mercury entering Leo on the 13th and the Sun entering Leo on the 22nd. You can focus on the transformations you want to make in your life and of yourself, and work on getting them started or making progress with the ones you’ve already begun. You can start to see how you can make your life better, and you can embark on the deeper changes that need to be made to make that happen. You can have a more serious approach, and you can do research or dig deep into anything that requires intense focus. In love, you can be more passionate, and if single, you only want something that will be serious, while if in a relationship, you can work on strengthening the emotional bonds you have with your partner. You may come across as more mysterious, deep, or seductive.
Mercury leaves Leo and enters fellow earth sign Virgo on July 30th, and you can focus on the positives, not wanting to be so serious, and come up with big ideas. You may not do anything about those big ideas just yet, but you can be excited about them. You can learn something new, or teach what you know the others. You can open up your mind to the world, wanting to see what is out there, and you can dream about places far away that you want to go to. It might be a good time to consider going to school for some of you, and it can also be a good time for writing.
Uranus turns retrograde (appears to move backward) on July 29th in fire sign Aries, and over the coming months, you can avoid change at home or with your family if you feel too many changes have been made, or jump into changes if you’ve been waiting for something to happen. Be flexible, but avoid being impulsive.
A new moon occurs in water sign Cancer, the sign opposite yours, on July 4th, and you can enter into a new partnership or relationship, make a compromise, negotiate something, strike a balance, or are more charming. You can benefit from a partner and the people around you, and someone in your life may get an opportunity. A full moon occurs in your sign, Capricorn, on July 19th, and full moons in your sign are the time of year when you reap what you sow. If you’ve been doing things right, you can experience rewards, progress, and success, while if you’ve been doing things wrong, you can experience setbacks, delays, and blocks. Even if things don’t turn out the way you want them to, you can still work on turning things around. You can be more emotional in general with this full moon, and you can show that with others.
Best days in July for Love for Capricorn: 26th, 27th, 28th
Best days in July for Money for Capricorn: 20th, 21st
Aquarius July 2016 Monthly Horoscope
On July 12th, Venus enters fire sign Leo, the sign opposite yours, and the next day, on July 13th, Mercury also enters Leo, with the Sun joining them in Leo on the 22nd. You can focus more on your relationships and the other people in your life, wanting to spend more time with others and preferring to have company over being alone. You can do your best thinking with a partner, and you can be negotiating and fair. In love, you can be committed to a relationship, and if single, you want an equal partner, while if in a relationship, you can work on making things better. You can bring some balance into your life, focusing on the areas of life you haven’t had time for lately or have needed to work on. Balance can be important for you to help keep you calm and stable. You may come across as more charming, just, or compromising.
On July 30th, Mercury enters earth sign Virgo, and you can focus on serious matters, and can dig deep into the heart of any matter to try and get to its core. You can be researching and investigating, and try to find all there is to find. Your focus can be intense and unrelenting, and you can avoid anything superficial or silly, wanting to focus only on the serious stuff. You can make plans for transformations, as well as for dealing with other people’s money (taxes, debts, loans, inheritances, joint finances).
On July 29th, Uranus turns retrograde (appears to move backward) in fire sign Aries, and over the coming months, you can come up with lots of ideas for change that you can’t pursue, or have too much change that makes you scattered, so work on being more flexible with whatever comes, but don’t jump into change impulsively.
On July 4th, a new moon occurs in water sign Cancer, and you can be presented with a new work opportunity, start a new work project, are in the spotlight for your work, and can benefit when you get organized, clean things out, and put everything in its place. You can also focus on your health, making better decisions and choices with your health, and improve your lifestyle. On July 19th, a full moon occurs in earth sign Capricorn, the sign before yours, and you can focus on issues from the past that you need to resolve or let go of, and this can be a good time for a deep cleaning out in every aspect of your life. You can let go of what is no longer serving a positive purpose, and you can feel more connected to your subconscious, to your intuitive self, and to the subtle energies around you. You can be more easily drained with this full moon, so give yourself some time alone to rest and recharge.
Best days in July for Love for Aquarius: 1st, 2nd, 29th, 30th
Best days in July for Money for Aquarius: 22nd, 23rd
Pisces July 2016 Monthly Horoscope
Venus enters fire sign Leo on July 12th, with Mercury entering Leo on the 13th and the Sun entering Leo on the 22nd. You can focus on the work that you want to do, and get a lot of your smaller tasks and chores out of the way. You can have productive, efficient energy, and you can use this in a positive way to get work done and tend to daily tasks. You can create a new routine, get organized, and streamline your life. You can become more excited about your work, or you can focus on trying to do work that does excite you. In love, you can be more practical, and if single, you may want someone you view as stable and reliable, and if in a relationship, you can pay more attention to your partner. You can work on improving your lifestyle to be healthier, and can focus on your health. You may come across as more detailed, hard-working, or practical.
Mercury leaves Leo and enters earth sign Virgo, the sign opposite yours, on July 30th, and you can do your best thinking with a partner or one-on-one, liking getting feedback, and you can talk things over with other people, getting and giving advice. You can make compromises, not wanting to get into it with anyone, and want to be fairer. You can see all sides of a situation more easily, and try to find the best outcome for everyone involved. You may need more peace in your life to keep your mind calm and steady.
Uranus turns retrograde (appears to move backward) on July 29th in fire sign Aries, and over the coming months, you may want to make changes with your finances that you can’t make, or experience changes you don’t want to deal with, and can feel unstable in some ways. Try to go with the flow and plan for any outcome, but don’t rush into any changes right now.
A new moon occurs in fellow water sign Cancer on July 4th, and you can start a new creative project or venture, get attention or praise, feel more positive, or take up a new hobby. You can be more romantic, and if single, you can work on meeting someone new, while if in a relationship, you can make it feel fresh and new again. A full moon occurs in earth sign Capricorn on July 19th, and you can settle an issue with a friend or in a group you belong to, or walk away from a friendship or group. You can become more invested in a cause or give up on one, and feel more strongly about a dream for your future, or feel you should let it go. You can be more emotional when you step outside of your comfort zone, and can feel more uncomfortable about it. In general, you may not be as expressive with your emotions though.
Best days in July for Love for Pisces: 3rd, 4th. 5th
Best days in July for Money for Pisces: 24th, 25th, 26th
General horoscopes are always meant for entertainment purposes only. For a more accurate view, read your Sun sign, Rising sign, and Moon sign.
Your focus can shift toward love and romance midmonth with Venus, Mercury, and the Sun entering your love sector, and you can be more playful and fun in love. If single, it can be a good time for dating, putting yourself out there, and seeing what you find, and keeping your options open for now. If in a relationship, it can be a good time to re-ignite the sparks and make it feel like it did when you first met. Perhaps a short trip or weekend getaway could do the trick.
You can focus on having a mental connecting in love during the first half of the month, wanting someone you can talk to, if single. If in a relationship, you can work on improving the lines of communication, which may’ve gotten crossed lately. During the second half of the month, you can be more focused on an emotional connection, and want to be able to open up with your partner, and get the emotional understanding that you need right now.
Your sensual side can come out during the first half of the month, and physical passion can be quite important to you. During the second half of the month, you want someone you can have long conversations with and feel you have a mental connection to. The full moon on the 19th occurs in your intimacy sector, and you can focus on ways to improve the emotional bonds you have with the people you love, or feel that one needs to be severed.
Venus is in your sign during the first half of the month, so you can be more romantic, charming, and attractive, so if single, you can let people come to you, while if in a relationship, you can demand more attention from your partner. The full moon on the 19th occurs in your relationship sector, and you can be more openly emotional with your loved ones, focus on ways to improve your relationships, or feel it’s time to walk away from a relationship.
You can keep your affectionate side behind closed doors or to yourself during the first half of the month, until Venus enters your sign on the 12th. Your loving side can come out in full force, and you can be super romantic and charming. If single, you can put yourself out there and enjoy the attention you get from others. If in a relationship, you may want more attention from your partner, and can increase the romance in the relationship.
You can work on having a foundation of friendship in love during the first half of the month, and if single, you can be friends with someone first, while if in a relationship, you can strengthen that foundation. During the second half of the month, you can be more understanding with your partner, but may be less affectionate. The full moon on the 19th occurs in your love sector, and you can take a love relationship to the next level, or call it quits.
You may be more focused on your goals and ambitions and future this month, so your relationships don’t get quite as much of your attention as usual. You can be more responsible in your relationships, and can take a mature approach to situations that arise, but you may be more distant, especially emotionally, and not make your relationships the priority this month unless they absolutely require your attention.
You may require more space and freedom in love this month, especially during the first half of the month, and if in a relationship, you want more time to do your own thing, but you can also be more adventurous with your partner and passionate. If single, you can keep things casual, not wanting any strings, but you can be quite charming and attractive, so people may come to you anyway wanting to make the attempt to tie you down.
You can be more serious about your relationships during the first half of the month with Venus in your intimacy sector and a new moon in that sector on the 4th. If single, you may only be interested in something serious, and can have very little patience for anything superficial. If in a relationship, you can work on improving your emotional bonds so they’re strong enough to withstand anything that the two of you may go through together.
You can give a lot of time and attention to your relationships this month, focused on commitment and willing to make a stronger commitment with the new moon in your relationship and commitment sector on the 4th, and then focused on the intimacy in your relationships during the second half of the month. If single, you may not want anything casual, preferring someone who will take things seriously immediately, and if in a relationship, you can work on growing closer.
You can give your relationships more time and attention during the second half of the month, and want to spend more time with loved ones and surround yourself with good people. If single, you can have commitment on the mind, and want to find someone you respect and who treats you well. If in a relationship, you can be more comfortable with your partner, wanting to show how committed you are to them and to the relationship.
Your playful side can be out during the first half of the month, and you can be romantic and charming, especially with the new moon in your love sector on the 4th. If single, it can be a good time to put yourself out there, and if in a relationship, it can be a good time to make it feel fresh and fun again, doing something to make it feel like it did when you first met, and sparking the flame of love yet again so you can connect again
On July 4th, a new moon occurs at 7:01AM ET in Cancer. We’re out of the retrogrades and feeling so much more like ourselves for this new moon, but we have one obstacle to deal with: a cardinal t-square. A t-square is when two or more planets oppose one another and then square (hard aspect, 3 signs away) a third planet. The Sun, Mercury, and Venus will be in Cancer, the sign of this new moon, opposite Pluto in Capricorn and square Uranus in Aries. At the same time, we have a mutable t-square going on through September, so energy can still be heated with this new moon, and we can focus more on the Cancer part. More emphasis on the home/homeland/country, family and heritage, history and memory. Our emotions can be stronger, and we can use this for good or for bad. Your choice.
Cancer is the sign the Moon naturally rules, so there can be some sense of ease with this new moon. We can crave more comfort and familiarity, and benefit when we stick to what we know best. We can create a place for yourselves to retreat from the harsh world, and we can work on strengthening ourselves internally.
This new moon does make a positive aspect, a trine to Neptune in Pisces, so our emotions can be easier to manage, we can be more positive and imaginative, and compassion can be higher. Music, water, and art can be calming influences on us all, and we can find it easier to connect with each other emotionally and with the subtle vibrations of the Universe. What does your gut have to say to you?
This new moon occurs at 12 degrees 53 minutes Cancer, so the aspects to it are as follows:
Conjunction: 10 degrees 53 minutes - 14 degrees 53 minutes Cancer
Sextile: 10 degrees 53 minutes - 14 degrees 53 minutes Taurus or Virgo
Square: 10 degrees 53 minutes - 14 degrees 53 minutes Aries or Libra
Trine: 10 degrees 53 minutes - 14 degrees 53 minutes Scorpio or Pisces
Opposition: 10 degrees 53 minutes - 14 degrees 53 minutes Capricorn
On July 19th, a full moon occurs at 6:57PM ET in Capricorn. We’re at the end of the cardinal t-square with this full moon (the Sun remains in Cancer until July 22nd), and we can focus on how we’re going to accomplish what we’ve set out to do, how what we’ve already doe has led us to where we are, and how we can do better, be better, be more responsible, and take responsibility. We can feel we’re being rewarded for the good and punished for the bad, and we can focus on getting to the top.
This full moon can stimulate some issues for governments and politicians (Capricorn-ruled), though for some it can be positive and some difficulties come to an end, while for others it brings out problems, making them pay for what they’ve done. Coincidentally, the Republican National Convention here in the U.S. occurs with this full moon. Hmm . . .
This full moon sextiles (positive aspect) transit Mars in Scorpio, so we can have a little extra energy and drive, and wrap some things up that we’ve already begun, closing the first chapter on a long journey.
This full moon occurs at 27 degrees 40 minutes Capricorn, so the aspects to it are as follows:
Conjunction: 25 degrees 40 minutes - 29 degrees 40 minutes Capricorn
Sextile: 25 degrees 40 minutes - 29 degrees 40 minutes Scorpio or Pisces
Square: 25 degrees 40 minutes - 29 degrees 40 minutes Aries or Libra
Trine: 25 degrees 40 minutes - 29 degrees 40 minutes Taurus or Virgo
Opposition: 25 degrees 40 minutes - 29 degrees 40 minutes Cancer
The most difficult aspects are usually hard aspects (conjunction, square, opposition) by Pluto, Uranus, or Saturn to your Sun, Moon, Mars, or 1st house cusp. The hard aspects bring difficult energy, and these planets are more difficult with hard aspects because Pluto can be the destroyer, Uranus can be chaos, and Saturn can be suffocating.
If you see you’ll have one of these aspects by Pluto, know that you’ll need to make deep transformations. You’ll need to focus on dark subjects, things you hide deep inside of yourself and don’t want to face, and take a cold, hard look in the mirror. Pluto will not let you get away with anything. He will find you and he will destroy you. Avoid that by doing the work for him. Tear something down in your life that is destructive, unhealthy, unproductive, or that just makes you unhappy. Build something wonderful, beautiful, special, and inspiring in its place. Stop running from the inner demons and look them straight in the eye until they blink first. And don’t tell yourself not to be afraid - be afraid and take action anyway. Pluto can be represented by the phoenix rising from the ashes, so know that you can rise again from any failure.
If you’ll see one of these aspects by Uranus, this can be a lesson about change. It tends to go one way or the other - you experience massive changes that make your life feel unstable and you don’t think you can handle, or all you want to do is rip your life to shreds but are stuck in a bottomless beige rut. If you experience the massive changes and instability, you’ll likely feel like you can’t handle it, you’re not ready, you’re not strong enough, this isn’t the right time, this isn’t the right way. But the reality is, this is happening because it needs to happen for some reason. Your life needs to be shaken up, you need to be shaken up. It offers an opportunity for you to see things you wouldn’t have seen otherwise, to open up your mind and heart, and to create something in your life that may be unexpected but perfectly perfect for you. If you experience the stuckness where you desperately want change but can’t budge an inch, you’re likely going to feel impulsive, irrational, and insecure. You may jump into things without thinking and do things that aren’t right, so you have to get a grip on yourself. More discipline is required of you, no matter how hard that may be. Think about the changes you want to make and research, craft plans, gather information, and get yourself as prepared as possible. Then when the opportunity comes, you won’t miss it. Or you could create the opportunity yourself, but instead of being impulsive about it, you’re smart and know what you’re doing.
If you see one of these aspects by Saturn, first know that his influence doesn’t last as long as Pluto or Uranus, so you don’t have to endure it as long. With Saturn, you can feel like the color has been sucked out of your life, you have too much on your shoulders and feel overwhelmed, you’re completely insecure and in over your head, and you’re terrified of the next step. You can be punished for everything you’ve been doing wrong, whether on purpose or not, it doesn’t matter to Saturn. Saturn requires two things: learn your lessons and do the right thing. So learn your lessons and do the right thing. Learn your lessons means, focus on what you’ve been doing wrong and learn from it. Do the right thing means, be responsible, ethical, considerate, smart. You’ll have a lot more work to do with Saturn - double, triple, maybe one-hundred times more - so you have to stick with it when you feel like giving up. The great thing about Saturn is that because you work so hard for it, the rewards are so much sweeter. And, because Saturn is Mr. Stability, they also usually last a long time.
Using the new and full moons with your manifestation work can be an excellent use of their energy, and you can focus on the sign the new or full moon will occur in. We have a new moon occurring in a few days in Gemini, so with a new moon in Gemini, you can focus on manifesting better communication in your life. Gemini is the sign ruling communication with those around you, so you can work on having open lines of communication. You can also focus on your own ability to express yourself, and manifest being clearer. You can manifest a stronger connection to your mind, ideas, thoughts, and opinions. You can manifest a sharper mind and focus. As a mutable air sign, Gemini rules being sociable, having variety, and constant engagement, all of which can be worked on. Gemini rules electronics and short travel as well. For health manifestation, Gemini rules the shoulders, arms, wrists, hands, and breathing ability.
For a couple specific ideas, you can try:
Better Communication: Do you feel that you don’t have the open lines of communication with others that you would like? Too many misunderstandings, too much left unsaid, too many wires crossed? If you’d like to improve communication in your life with the people around you, communication is ruled by Gemini. At the new moon, take time alone to focus your intention. Light a blue candle for communication. Write about the ways in which you want to improve communication with the people around you. You can write a script of a situation that you know will be coming, and how you want it to play out. Envision yourself being seen and heard, and being open to seeing and hearing others. Try to wear the color blue daily to open your throat chakra. Recite this mantra daily: I speak openly and clearly with others, and listen openly and clearly when others speak. I respect other people’s opinions, thoughts, and ideas, and other people respect mine. All lines of communication are open and free in my life.
Learning: Do you want to strengthen your mind and become a better learner? Learning is ruled by Gemini. At the new moon, take time alone to focus your intention. Light a yellow candle and/or cardamom incense for mental clarity. If you’d like, you can hold a piece of selenite in your non-dominant hand as you write down the ways you want to improve your learning. Visualize yourself learning easily, taking in new ideas and being receptive to lessons you can learn. If you use the selenite, keep it with you whenever you’re doing any learning. Recite this mantra daily: I am open to learning anything and everything there is to learn. I learn easily and quickly. My mind works perfectly.
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