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For me, the past week was quite turbulent. I had so much going on… I had to be very conscious to stay present in the moment and to take care of myself really well whenever possible. I did notice that my conditioned mind tried taking me out several times, so I kept repeating to myself: I am going to do the best I can and that's all I can do. It's all going to get done somehow, at some point. Just focus on one thing at a time -- breathing into my heart-center helped quite a bit as well...
The main items this week are the Full Moon in Capricorn on Tuesday afternoon -- which we will start to feel already Monday evening, when the Moon enters Capricorn; and Uranus starting its Station on Sunday (until July 18th), slowing down as it prepares for its retrograde phase which will last until mid Dec. 2012.
Lets start at the beginning… we are starting this week (Monday) with the Moon in optimistic Sagittarius. Like I already mentioned in last week's blog, the Sagittarius Moon persuades us to come from an intuitive place, and to think in a broader manner. Sagittarius symbolizes the quest for meaning and ideas that expand upon the "here and now". Spontaneity is the key. We may also be inclined toward overdoing and overstating.
After a very brief Moon void of course (VoC) from 6:21pm until 6:51pm EDT on Monday, the Moon moves into practical Capricorn. The energy of the Capricorn Moon is about our need for structure and planning ahead. We are motivated by a desire for success. Achievement and manifestation are most important to us now. We are resourceful and don't want to waste time, energy, or resources. This is a time when we take things more seriously. When we look reality in the eye, we can see things on a more realistic level. It can also be a very productive time. As best as you can, avoid "should-ing" on yourself and remember to take the pressure off, simply say: I am doing the best I can and that's all I can ever do ;-)
The entrance of the Moon into Capricorn starts the energetic build up towards the Full Moon on Tuesday. More about that later…
First, we still have Jupiter making an alignment with the Moon's South Node on Monday at 8:09pm EDT. Inviting us to let go of any belief or thinking structures from the past, that are no longer serving us. If you have any personal planets in an early degree of Gemini (2-8 degrees), these thought or belief structures are also connected with the energy of that planet.
On Tuesday, before the Full Moon becomes exact, the Moon aligns with Pluto at 8:11am EDT, which brings the focus towards empowerment and possible power struggles. We are not only focused on our long-term goals, we are also feeling a deep connection to our commitments and we might get obsessive about or hyper-focused on completing a task or a project.
Another thing that happens in the morning before the Full Moon becomes exact, is Mars's transition from detail-oriented Virgo into relationship-oriented Libra at 8:31am EDT, where it will journey until August 23rd. This brings our focus more towards achieving physical balance.
Passions may run high during this time. Sexual tensions and competitiveness with others are possible. It can be a stimulating, creative, passionate, and invigorating time. However, we might need more independence in our relationships and patience is most likely not going to be on top of our list when being around another people. As best as you can, use this energy to initiate new relationships, take actions towards finding harmonious solutions to any relationship issues and give your body time to connect to a place of inner balance.
Now, back to this week's Full Moon. As I already mentioned, the entrance of the Moon into Capricorn on Monday evening started the energetic build up towards the Full Moon, exact on Tuesday at 2:52pm EDT. During this time, we are looking for balance and are more aware than ever that something needs to be brought into alignment. Because the Moon is aligned with Pluto, which is in a challenging aspect to Uranus, and of course then there is Neptune and Chiron in challenging aspects to the Moon's Nodes, Jupiter and Venus -- this particular Full Moon is quite powerful and we are definitely being called to stretch ourselves, grow and evolve. For more details about this powerful Full Moon, please click here to watch my video.
Wednesday starts with a 12 hour Moon void of course (VoC) , from 8:26am until 8:25pm EDT. As best as you can, take it easy during that time. Use this day and night to process what has occurred in the past two days. Use this time to let your intuition guide you as to how to proceed. As best as you can, be open, receive, take the pressure off yourself, again: avoid "should-ing" on yourself.
Also on Wednesday morning, exact at 9:26am EDT, a Mercury/Venus aspect, brings us the opportunity to connect to others from our heart, be social and have a fun time.
A harmonious Mercury/Uranus aspect, exact on Wednesday at 1:53pm EDT, brings a beautiful chance to connect to our future visions and goals. We are also able to connect to other like-minded people who have similar visions as we do more easily.
On Wednesday at 8:26pm EDT, the Moon moves in forward-thinking Aquarius until Friday late night. The energy of the Aquarian Moon is about our instinctive need for improvement. Reactions are more intellectual than emotional, and interactions are more impersonal than personal, under this influence. We are more likely to have a fascination with everything new and unusual. This is a time that promotes social gatherings, dealing with group ideals and goals for the future, brainstorming, new ideas, and progressive changes. We are open to new methods of doing things and we have our eye on the future. Personal freedom is most important to us.
A Venus/Uranus aspect, exact on Wednesday at 10:36pm EDT, gives us the opportunity to do something different, something unusual, outside of our routine with our one-on-one relationships. You might also experience some unexpected interactions during this time. As best as you can stay open and flexible, a sense of fresh air might be moving through your relationships. This is not the best time to make long-term financial investments -- unless you had an intuitive vision about something ;-)
Friday late morning we experience a 13 hour Moon void of course (VoC) -- from 11:48am until 12:29am EDT the next day (Saturday). Use this time to connect to your vision for your future and tap into your intuition for some concrete guidance. Let other people contribute to your future goals…receive any information that might bring you closer to the next stage of your life.
Saturday very early in the morning the Moon moves into Pisces where it will remain until Monday morning. The energy of the Pisces Moon is about our need for connecting to our higher selves. It can be a wistful, sensitive, intuitive, and compassionate time. We are especially imaginative, and our intuition reigns under this influence. Boundaries and walls come down, we feel energetically connected to everything around us, so as best as you can be kind to others, to yourself and surround yourself with loving energy. It's a time best used for spiritual or creative endeavors.
A challenging Venus/Chiron aspect, exact on Saturday at 9:51pm EDT, asks of us to stretch ourselves and to grow beyond our wounds from the past, especially those connected to relationship issues and issues of self-worth. If you feel triggered by another, as best as you can, take it as an opportunity to see where this trigger originated in your childhood and bring love and compassion to yourself.
As best as you can, embrace all feelings this may stir up in you. A Feeling is just energy that wants to be experienced for a limited time, it wants to move through us and out. The more we resists our feelings the more we keep them spinning in place. Again, as best as you can, move from the head to the heart -- and all is well.
On Sunday, Uranus starts its Station, slowing down, as it prepares for its retrograde phase that lasts until mid December (July 13th - Dec.12th). We will experience the Station until July 18th. During this time anything connected to Uranus's energy, will come into our awareness quite strongly. Uranus is all about breaking away from traditional structures, moving towards a new future, a future that serves others as well as ourselves. Freedom is the keyword. Each one of us, in our own way, is going to face what the planet's energy is trying to communicate.
You might have flashes of insights or you might have some new ideas about what needs to change in your life. Definitely expect the unexpected. As Uranus also rules electronics, technology and the internet, you might experience some interruptions or short-term failures.
Group activities are also ruled by Uranus, which brings a heightened focus towards any kind of group-experiences during this time. As best as you can, stay open and flexible, go with the flow and pay attention to those messages from the Universe ;-)
There will be a 25 hour Moon void of course (VoC) -- from 6:59am Sunday morning until 8:13am EDT on Monday morning (next week). Go with the flow!
Have a fantastic week.