Leo New Moon: Bridge to the Eclipse

Posted by Amanda Painter

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The sky is illustrating an interesting dynamic currently. On the one hand, the Moon is waning toward a New Moon in Leo on Sunday; waning Moon phases tend to feel lower-energy. On the other hand, accompanying aspects and planetary sign changes suggest an increase of energy. As Amanda Painter describes, all of it, especially the New Moon itself, is a bridge to the Aug. 21 total solar eclipse.

Distinguishing Themes

Posted by Len Wallick

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It is not unusual to hear the same musical theme repeated during the course of a film. Indeed, it’s helpful for your understanding. Today, Len Wallick offers some insight that may allow you to make good use of at least one astrological theme that evidently distinguishes 2017, due to repeat this week.

Tracking Your Eris Awareness

Posted by Amanda Painter

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Right on cue, the news has served up a perfect example of the Sun square Eris for our consideration: Donald Trump Jr.’s email in reply to an offer of dirt on Hillary Clinton from Russian sources. Amanda Painter considers how you might interpret this current astrology via your personal responses to this event, particularly taking a wide view of your personal digital environment.

Bring the Bright Side

Posted by Len Wallick

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As Len Wallick reads the astrological weather for this week, there might be a few interruptions. Longer-term trends are not likely to be diverted, however. What, in the long run, turns out merely to be passing through is likely to be every bit as refreshing it might be challenging.

What Love Can Also Be

Posted by Len Wallick

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Sometimes it’s important to actively and outwardly show your love. Other times it’s more appropriate (and loving) to exercise restraint. As Len Wallick looks back on recent astrological events (and ahead to the Full Moon) your greatest contribution towards the cause of love could be to do very little — and to take loving care of yourself.

Calling In the Capricorn Full Moon

Posted by Amanda Painter

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On July 9 (July 8 in some time zones) there will be a Full Moon in Capricorn, conjunct Pluto. Amanda Painter considers this image of deep emotional transformation, which is opposite the Cancer Sun, in the context of an article on today’s ‘call-out culture’ — and how ‘calling in’ might be more constructive.

Independence, Part Two

Posted by Amy Elliott

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On Tuesday, the U.S. will mark its birthday amid pomp, circumstance and — potentially — the total fragmentation of its democratic institutions. The current president and his party might be focused on infrastructure: they’re looking to change the infrastructure of the nation itself. As Amy Elliott writes, America is facing some tough choices this July 4.

The Solution of Chiron

Posted by Len Wallick

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Today is the last day of June. It is also the eve of what may be one of the most subtle yet significant astrological moments of 2017. Tomorrow centaur object Chiron commences a retrograde in the next-to-last degree of Pisces. As Len Wallick explains, you will not regret taking note.

Empathy, Honesty and Power Struggles

Posted by Amanda Painter

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As you head into the weekend (a holiday weekend in the U.S.), you’ll want to know that the astrology has some things to say about power struggles and confrontations. Mercury and Mars, both in Cancer, are opposing Pluto in Capricorn. As Amanda Painter notes, these aspects have their constructive sides, but also come with a caution.

Cardinal Contemplation

Posted by Len Wallick

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When the first decade of this century was transitioning into the next, the outer sign-ruling planets shifted in relative unison into cardinal signs. Len Wallick suggests that during these current days of the Sun, Mars and Mercury in Cancer, you might pause from immediate concerns to contemplate longer-term cycles.

As Big as It Gets

Posted by Len Wallick

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There are times when it is legitimate to question whether astrologers know what they’re talking about. As Len Wallick describes, the current season, which initiated this week, could well be one of those times. Len looks at tomorrow’s Cancer New Moon and the next couple to explain.

Cycles and Your Inner Sea: Cancer New Moon

Posted by Amanda Painter

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On Friday — just two days after yesterday’s solstice (when the Sun entered Cancer to begin the summer season) — the Sun and Moon will conjoin for a New Moon in Cancer. As Amanda Painter writes, with this event comes an opportunity to understand better the cycles of constant change in your life, and the sense of calmer inner seas that can bring.