Mercury is technically retrograde from the 26th July until the 19th August. However, if you are exploring the psycho-spiritual process related to this celestial phenomenon, astrologically, there is a lead in and lead out time that extends the Mercurial Retrograde process from the 12th July through to the 26th August. This entire process refers to the time prior to the retrograde wherein Mercury is at its furthest distance from the Sun in the evening skies until the time that it ascends as far away from the Sun as he possibly can climb in the early morning skies.
The super charged Cardinal Water, or Cancerian, lunation of the 13th July 2018 is also one of both seeding and creating AND illumination and confrontation as the Lights align but in direct opposition to Pluto – an alignment is a New Moon phase and an opposition is the awareness and illumination phase. Since this New Moon is also a partial Eclipse of the Sun (partially visible from southern Australia and by penguins all over Antarctica, but felt by everyone all over the world),
Mars stations to retrograde on June 26/27, at 9 degrees of Aquarius, and will continue to go backward in the sky until August 27th, when he reaches 28 degrees of Capricorn. Right around the stations (turning points), we’re likely to see a spike in anger, assertiveness, and aggression.That’s generally true of Mars’ stations, but it’s especially likely on his retrograde station in June, as the Sun is opposite Saturn at the same time. Frustration could build as Mars is limited in his movement – the urge to go forward intensifies but is hampered. If there’s any question that a few folks will blow their fuses at the end of June, consider that Mars stations just a degree away from the asteroid Pandora, and thinking isn’t the only thing likely to be out of the box.
As the season turns with this Solstice Honey Full Moon, cast your mind back to those NY resolutions you made to yourself? With the six-month marker you thought you would use to measure to see how you were doing? Well. Here we are. And reassessing the important things in life is most timely, if not a necessity.
Be it home, career, or the relationship and respect we have for (our own personal, family) authority, this Full June Moon
Neptune stations retrograde June 18/19th 2018, 16°’ degrees of Pisces. During the last few months with Neptune moving direct it was a time to connect with our inner intuitive self, our dreams, our divinity in the scheme of the great big picture and what is going on with the chaos in this supposedly rational world! Now it’s time to makes sense of it, in Neptunian ways.Now we are all invited to a Neptune Boot Camp, to explore further his intuitive, magical and inspirational ways. To re-align, re-believe, re-connect, re-imagine, re-dream, re-inspire, re-call.
The language that we speak shapes the way we think, The Kuuk Thaayorre people in the far remote northerly peninsula of Cape York in Queensland, Australia, they do not use words like left and right opting to speak using the cardinal directions instead – north, south , east and west. If there an insect landed on your right arm they would say there is something on your east arm, or move your cup to the north north east instead of move your cup a little towards me to your left. Consequently their sense of space and direction is more refined and better than most human cultures because direction is implicit to their world view.
Whenever the Full Moon is in fiery Sagittarius – as it is at 8°10’ Sagittarius, Tuesday 29th May @14:19, adventure inspires and exploration beckons. Travel is therefore nicely starred. So the temptation is to now saddle-up while the Moon is in the sign of the Centaur, and leave troubles behind without a care in the world and gallop off into the far-horizon, John Wayne style : casual, relaxed and brave *.
Further and further away from the Earth we walk, as technology seduces our mind with unlimited access to selfies, reality TV, instant access to the inner twittering of another’s mind and the countless distractions that colonise our increasingly diminishing attention; as mechanisation of food means that we can grow pizza’s on trees; as urbanisation spreads like cancer across the land,
Reflecting the light of the realistic Taurean Sun, events and situations surrounding this Sunday night’s Full Scorpio Moon have the potential to become like a celestial mirror, revealing a great deal about ourselves – and all our wants and desires, especially in relation to others – and the drama that entails. Whether we are dealing with career, home or kids, looks or lifestyle, certain things may seem rock solid when seeking stability such as money, bricks and mortar, but how wisely we share the parts of life we truly value will also show how much we understand the material world is only relative when it comes to life’s greater prize, that of fulfilling and close, trusted relations.
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