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Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Week Beginning Friday, August 30th 2013

Brantingham, NY ~ Photo by Jean

who is relaxed and refreshed from her vacation :)

ARIES:  This is the time of the year to focus on tasks, work that needs to be done and your health.  Striving for efficiency and effectiveness receives a boost at the New Moon in your 6th house of Virgo on September 5th while reaching out in a supportive fashion to home and personal life as well as your career and reputation.  Being of “service” to others serves you and “them” well.  While transiting your 5th house (through Oct. 15th), Mars encourages play, competitive sports, taking a “chance” on passions of the heart, energetic activities with children and indulging in a desire or two.

TAURUS:  Setting your own priorities, doing what you want (as much as possible), children involvement and pleasure related activities are strongly encouraged while the Sun transits your 5th house and the New Moon (Sept. 5th) provides a supportive inflow of energy.  Venus is now softening the edges of issues that arose with colleagues and employers and you are willing to work with others and resolve any challenges that arose.  Mars is now transiting your 4th house (until Oct. 15th) of home and soul stirring up attitudes and behaviors that are often unconscious – being aware of “why” you do what you do is the evolutionary learning cycle.

GEMINI:  As is true every year at this time your attention turns to the most inward and personal aspects of life.  The Sun’s transit of your 4th house encourages the tuning in to your soul, home and family needs.  Events of the past may surface supporting you to understand early imprints and how those conditioning factors affect you now.  The New Moon in Virgo on the 5th provides supportive fresh energy to make change at the foundational levels of living, grow your earnings and strengthen your savings and investment picture.  While the Sun sextiles both Saturn and the North Node practical application for future growth both personally and professionally is at hand.

CANCER:  With the Sun transiting through your 3rd house of Virgo it can be a useful time to notice how you handle your everyday connections and communications.  Strengthening your communication skills (listening is as important as talking) is a worthy goal as the New Moon (Sept. 5th) provides the energy and insight to expand your wisdom and relationships through your communicative skills.  Mars continues his transit of your 2nd house (through Oct. 15th) – a time when your ego can be inclined to overly identify with your earnings and what you own.  But, we are not our paycheck, car or furniture – right?  This may be a time of extra spending due to “desire” and also extra earnings due to “ego drives.” 

LEO:  The planet of ego, desire and energy is now transiting your sign through mid-October.  In the spirit of helpfulness I’d like to offer some operational tools to make the best use of this transit.  You have the physical drive to show others what you are capable of – good!  You also may have a tendency to be insensitive to the feelings/needs of others – not so good.  You are much more dominant now than you have been in a long, long time - please use it wisely.  Slay dragons of fear and self-doubt while negating the need to falsely use this energy as a means to feel more powerful or gain control over others (false empowerment vs. authentic empowerment).  The New Moon in your 2nd house of self-esteem, what you own and earnings offers an additional layer of opportunity (Sept. 5th) to connect with your innate talents and expand your services and influence.

VIRGO:  Happy New Solar Year Virgo.  With the Sun transiting your 1st house you will be able to recharge and focus on personal matters, desires, and personal style.  The New Moon in your sign initiates an effective time to make an impression on others, update your look and health.  Relationships with friends, children and lovers should benefit from September 5th onward.  Yet, Mars is now transiting your 12th house of the subconscious or acting out in ways that do not support your conscious desires/needs.  I encourage you to take things slowly while building in extra time for rest, reflection and contemplation.  Working alone is great now, if possible as there is satisfaction found behind the scenes and in your private affairs.  When/if you feel emotionally upset it is wise to go within and investigate the source of any fears or limiting beliefs rather than taking it up with “external” people and situations.  Life is an inside job.

LIBRA:  The month preceding your new solar year is a time for reflection, rest, solitude and soul connection.  Going deeper in the understanding of your soul purpose, innate creativity and evolutionary development may be easier to align with and connect to.  The “emptying out” process of goals, ambitions and desires that have reached their “sell by” date is not only encouraged but probable at the New Moon on September 5th which will help expand your understanding of purpose while building upon foundational personal understanding of who you are and what you have to contribute.  Mars transits your 11th house of personal goals, self-actualization and helpmates you encounter along the way through mid-October. 

SCORPIO:  With the Sun and New Moon (September 5th) highlighting your 11th house it is best to work and cooperate with others.  Your purpose in life is now integrally related to groups, team efforts, personal dreams and reaching out for relations with others in order to grow and learn.  The New Moon has the potential to enlarge your understanding through philosophy and spirituality while supporting transformative growth in communications with others.  Mars continues his transit through your 10th house of ambition and life direction indicating a time when you prefer to be your own boss and are not very tolerant of authority.  Be aware of ego issues with those who hold sway over your career.  But, the Sun’s connection with both Saturn and the North Node suggest that growth potential and earth “lessons” are connected with the collective and group endeavors.

SAGITTARIUS:  It is naturally a time to turn your attention to your public life, career direction and reputation.  The New Moon occurs on September 5th in your 10th house of vocation, superiors and parents.  This lunation favorably aspect Jupiter in your 8th house of support, transformation and financial planning while connecting with Pluto in your 12th house of the subconscious, spirit and innate creativity.  Mars is transiting your 9th house of spirit, education, world view and travel through October 15th bringing energy and drive to learning more and traveling.  Publishing, marketing your talents and the media may be important elements over the next several weeks. 

CAPRICORN:  Broadening your horizons is a natural desire as the Sun transits your 9th house.  It is an extremely favorable time to study, travel, teach, market and stimulate your intellect.  At the New Moon on September 5th opportunities to enlarge your religious and spiritual life are probable as this lunation expands your relationships and personal identity and desires.  Mars transits the transformative 8th house through mid-October bringing endings and shifts to desires and ego drives.  Conflict can be a very creative process as you may be forced to shift your perspective and psychology in order to reexamine and modify your position/attitude.  Other people’s resources may be the area of dispute and please be careful of running up debt and spending resources that are not yours or that you do not have!  Sexual expression can ramp up now as the desire to experience transformation through the bonding with another is a strong urge.

AQUARIUS:  The 8th house represents your psyche, inner complexes, fears, life transformations and endings.  Endings may appear both literally and figuratively (long held beliefs and fixations) as compulsions surface that may lead to behavior you do not understand.  Often, situations and people show up that force you to change and shift your psychological orientations.  This can also be a time when your partner’s resources are of concern.  The New Moon occurs on September 5th signaling a time for fresh development and opportunity in all of the above matters.  Mars continues his transit through your 7th house of partnerships and competitors (through Oct. 15th) denoting a time of possible conflict with others that creates tension.  However, it can also indicate a time of energy expenditure in working with others – the more aware of your own ego and desires the more you can work with self in order to work with others!

PISCES:  The New Moon occurs in your 7th house of partnership, competitors, clients and business professionals providing opportunities both romantically/creatively and with personal goals and team building efforts.  When the Sun is furthest away from your sign, as it is now, it can lower your energy as the needs and opinions of others must be taken into account.  Mars continues his transit through your 6th house of work, obligations, tasks and things that must be handled through October 15th.  The 6th house is one of service which can be tricky to balance when the planet representing ego and ambition transits.  So, do the work, exercise, slow down and focus on doing a good job – whatever that means for you.