This week I’ve invested my energy into an extended horoscope that looks closely at the eclipse of the Moon next week, as well as the sign change of Venus from Gemini to Cancer. This happens to be weekly horoscope number 777. Today I will leave you with a few thoughts on next week’s Aquarius Full Moon and penumbral lunar eclipse.
A year of incredible activity in the sign Aquarius reaches another peak with an eclipse of the Moon on Aug. 5. Think of the Moon as a veil and an eclipse as drawing back the veil. When this happens, a small, meaningful planet called Nessus is revealed. Nessus orbits our Sun and was discovered in 1993. It’s in the Centaur group of planets, the third in that group after Chiron.
In one of my fantasy-fiction experiments, I’m taken back to the summer of 1969 by a character called Fade, a kind of nature sprit who can incarnate as human. She inhabits the East Woods on the Grandmother Land, and she’s been there for quite a long time. The 60s were a particularly fun time for her because there were many tripping, sexually lit-up hippies roaming the woods, and they could catch glimpses of her when she shifted her locus to a low astral plane.
Tonight’s total eclipse (Wednesday in many zones outside the United States) of the Sun in the last degree of Cancer represents a point of demarcation in our lives. It’s one of those rare points in time where we will be able to say, “Before this, things were one way, and after this, they are the new way.” I think this will work even if we’re not ‘consciously’ aware of the process; we’re standing in a doorway, a portal, and the past is on one side and the present is on the other.
I was talking to a Leo reader recently who said she didn’t grasp her July horoscope. This, after years of it fitting perfectly for her, as she described her experience. Because the July horoscope was an interpretation of the total solar eclipse happening on Tuesday, I was curious and took yet another look at this eclipse, this time from the viewpoint of Leo, very close to where the eclipse occurs.
We don’t have a monthly horoscope today. As I mentioned recently, the monthly schedules differ in part based on the magazine they originate in, and in part based on the number of Tuesdays in a month. There happen to be a lot of Tuesdays this month. And on the last of them, one week from today is a total solar eclipse in Cancer.
Lately I’ve been working through some rage at the guys on Harleys who roar past my studio without any tailpipes. Harleys, due to the way the engine cycles, have that distinctive slap and are loud enough with tailpipes; but I guess not loud enough for some. Between fantasies of taking matters into my own hands, I’ve been trying to figure out just why exactly someone would need to rumble down the street at 150 dB.
Tuesday’s lunar eclipse in Capricorn is the first of three eclipses this summer. I’ve written an extra horoscope for the occasion, which looks specifically at this event. I go into much greater detail about the sequence of eclipses and other key astrology for 2009 in the Midyear Horoscope Report, which is now available instant-access. That gives the astrological charts as well as interpretations, and treats the full sequence as one process or astrological theme.
I am in the final stretch of the Midyear Horoscope Edition, an extended horoscope with an article about the astrology in the second half of 2009. With any luck this will be delivered to its subscriber list tonight. I work closely with the July 21 total solar eclipse, one of the most challenging to interpret eclipses I’ve ever worked with; as well as Saturn’s ingress into Libra and the Saturn-Libra square of November. The Midyear Horoscope Edition is currently available at its pre-publication price, which will increase once the edition has been distributed to our pre-order customers.