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Dear Friend and Reader:
Friday, July 31, 2015, is the Aquarius Full Moon, exact at 6:43 am EDT (10:43 UTC). You may view the full chart here.) This is the Moon in Aquarius opposite the Sun in Leo.
To read these horoscopes, it helps to know your Moon sign (where the Moon was at the moment of your birth), which you can find out by entering your birth data into Serennu.com. If you know your birth time, that will ensure accuracy — but often you can still be sure of its sign even if the exact degree is fuzzy. You can also read these horoscopes for your Sun and rising signs for additional insight.
By Len Wallick
Aries (March 20-April 19) — The choices you make over the next 12 months will make you proud many years from now. Provided you make good choices, that is. To help your decision-making process, make a point of taking a step back away from the fray periodically for the rest of this year. From the perspective of your occasional retreat into sanctuary, look back to the beginning of this century (2001), and review each year since. Specifically, see if there is a pattern that differentiates the even-numbered years from the odd-numbered. As arbitrary as that exercise may seem, there’s a good possibility you will learn something to help you make the best choices of your life, especially next year. – By Len Wallick
Taurus (April 19-May 20) — Sometimes the truth is hard to take. With time, however, what’s true will always serve to liberate you, so long as you align yourself with it. Assuming you want it, there is a way for you to attain just such an alignment. The way will begin with getting clear on just what validity actually is. Odds are you already have a feel for the nature of truth inside and out, but may have lost your touch to a greater or lesser extent. The first thing to be aware of is that becoming an intentional partner with veracity will be a process of remembering what you already know. The next thing to note is how your memory is more likely to be found in your body than in your mind. – By Len Wallick
Gemini (May 20-June 21) — Resolving the mysterious often requires considerable patience. Sometimes you have to sit with a dilemma. Other times you need to sleep on a paradox. Being busy, distracted or tired is not helpful. Provided you see a confounding or urgent conundrum in your life right now, you will also probably recognize that simply moving on will not do you any good. It will be most efficacious if you cuddle up with your enigma as though it were a good book. If you perceive nothing inscrutable in your life at this time, it’s probably because you are overlooking it. Should that be your case, cultivate your curiosity. It’s far better to find a puzzle than to have it find you. – By Len Wallick
Cancer (June 21-July 22) — If you have not been yourself lately, don’t worry. If you have recently had a dream that made you wonder aloud where it came from, don’t be disturbed. It’s natural to discover something new about yourself every once in a while. As a matter of fact, such internal disclosures are more likely (and more necessary) for you than for many others. Often such insights come during times of crisis when you realize a capacity, strength or talent you didn’t know you had in you. It should not be necessary, however, to go through stress to find yourself more thoroughly. Now is a good time to try previously unexplored forms of fun in order to get your revelatory needs met. – By Len Wallick
Leo Birthday Reading 2015: Stoke Your Fire
How can this chart be for all Leos, when you nailed each important event, prompting, frustration and calling of my personal life all in this one reading? OMG. — CM
Dear Friend and Reader:If you have a Leo Sun, Moon or rising sign (or you love someone who does), you should know that it’s time to pre-order the 2015 Leo Birthday Reading. This year’s reading focuses on Venus’ retrograde phase, and its extended visit to your sign.
Venus has been in Leo since early June, and with one brief exception it will be there until early October. That’s a lot of Venus, and it points to your getting the message about some important mission on which you must now embark.
For you this represents a glorious opportunity to reconnect with the ultimate essence of you: your core values, your integrity, and your personal brilliance. If you’re looking to strengthen your self-esteem or to reconnect with your personal flame and boost your courage for this year’s mission, Eric will have plenty to say in this reading to guide you there.
Your Birthday Reading includes two sessions of astrology of at least 30 minutes each, a tarot reading using the Voyager Tarot deck by James Wanless, and an extended written description of your astrological sign. Eric will provide images of the charts and tarot spread he uses, so you can follow his ideas if you wish. You’ll also receive access to last year’s reading, so you can review your year as Venus backtracks.
You can pre-order the Leo Reading now for only $24.95; note that the price will increase after the reading publishes. So why wait? We’ll let you (or the gift recipient) know as soon as it’s ready.
Love and Light,
Planet Waves Client Services
Leo (July 22-Aug. 23) — What do you actually own? What can you really call yours? You are at a point in your mental, emotional, spiritual and even physical evolution when it’s appropriate to contemplate possession and being. Start with the water that constitutes most of your body weight. Where did the water go that was present in your body a year ago? Where did the replacement water come from, and where had it been? Extend the inquiry to other components of your body and all your material possessions. Then, ask something of the same questions about your choices, decisions, affinities, skills, beliefs, needs, hopes, dreams, aspirations and affections. Where among those things are you, and only you, to be found? – By Len Wallick
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sep. 22) — Change is often like a swinging pendulum. Things usually go as far as they can in one direction, then the other way to repeat a complementary process. You can see that process in the cycle of seasons. Every season reaches its peak, then yields to its complement six months later. The same pattern evinces in many other ways. The trick is to know where or when the turnaround will come. You could consult an oracular method (such as astrology) to understand where you are relative to change. Indications are, however, that it’s time to try your hand at being an oracle. To get started on the right foot, remember that oracles never know. They only show.
– By Len Wallick
Libra (Sep. 22-Oct. 23) — Something that has recently been out of sight or mind is about to return to your field of vision or consciousness. Whatever it is that’s been off your radar for a while is intrinsic to you. It’s a trait you don’t identify with, even though many who know you can see it plainly. Fortunately, the impending refreshment of your self-awareness will almost certainly be a pleasant and gratifying realization. That’s because you appear to have recently lost track of something about yourself that compels others to like and even love you. You will know you have regained sight of this lost trait when you begin to like and love yourself better. After that, it will be a matter of not losing track again. – By Len Wallick
Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 22) — You know the feeling: you get ill and one of the symptoms (such as a cough) persists long after you are otherwise well. Or you suffer an injury that remains tender long after it has otherwise healed. There is likely a similar sense of lingering for you now. It’s something of a previous experience that has integrated into your being as a constant reminder from your past that has nothing to do with your present. If you recognize part of you in these words, begin thinking now whether it’s in your interest to keep it as part of you. If this horoscope does not ring a bell, ask around with those who have known you for a long time and see if they can tell you what it is. – By Len Wallick
Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 22) — It doesn’t matter whether or not a new ‘school year’ is soon to start in your geographical vicinity. If that were the case, however, it would be an interesting synchronicity. That’s because those of you born with the Moon in Sagittarius are about to resume your education in some way. Therefore approach the next month or so as if your long school holiday were in its final weeks. Rather than exhausting yourself by packing too much activity into too little time, look to rest and relax. If you know where you are going, get there early and settle in. Instead of being nervous or sad about what is soon to end, focus on and be glad for what’s about to begin. – By Len Wallick
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 20) — Don’t let criticism from others bring you to doubt yourself. You have a better idea than most of who and what you are. You also appear to have finally allowed your limits to define, rather than depress, you. Yet you are also still a work in progress, and therefore impressionable, even vulnerable. Thus, it’s important for you to protect yourself from challenges originating in your immediate environment. How you protect yourself is even more important. Aggressive reactions will only set you back. Work instead to constantly be conscious of, present with, and grounded in your priorities and values. Then show that very consciousness, presence and grounding in your every action. – By Len Wallick
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) — Your long process of intentionally seeking and laboriously finding revelations has reached a crucial point. You can now describe something you have been working on all year. Even so, your work is not over. In addition to creating form around that which you can finally name, you should also bring yourself to be aware of some unfinished business. That business originated long before the beginning of the efforts for which you now have a name or definition. What you are now avidly pursuing appears to have rooted no more recently than 2007, and as far back as 1995. To firmly anchor your current aspirations, you will need to find and connect with those roots again. – By Len Wallick
Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) — The true depth of your emotional intelligence has probably never been as apparent as it is now. Indeed, it seems as if you have finally gotten over, past, around, under or through some issues that flummoxed and stunted the full maturation of your parents, and probably your grandparents. That’s good news for you. Even so, you need to be aware of how the example set by your ancestors can no longer guide you. Your challenge henceforth will be to proceed with no guide other than your own judgment. Don’t underestimate that challenge. Proceed with a clear intent to create a legacy of your own that will serve to sustain rather than sabotage your own posterity. – By Len Wallick
A really insightful and fresh interpretation – I learned something about myself just from reading them (I’m Cancer sun, rising Scorpio, with an Aries moon to top them off, and the past decade has seen numerous, intense developments that have left me feeling bewildered). I love you guys:) Thank you, Len
Sue: Thank you, and welcome to Planet Waves! You are in good company here with people who can both empathize with how you feel and offer so perspective to ameliorate bewilderment.
Cancer sun, rising Scorpio like you, Sue (Scorpio moon… feeling it all very intensely these days – and computer still ailing – with no time to get it checked as yet). And both the sun and moon horoscopes really resonate with me too. Thank you so much Len!
You are most welcome, Lizzy. It’s interesting how the Full Moon reflecting the Sun is in turn reflected by how a horoscope directed at the lunar component of your nativity would reflect back on the solar. It’s enough to make one think about the Full Moon in an entirely different way – as if it were a unification (rather than a separation) of the luminaries. It’s enough to make one see the seed of the New Moon two weeks ago manifested in its culmination. Almost like seeing the child manifested in the parent in the cycle of life.
I am Aquarius Moon and the 2 years that you mention were devastatingly pivotal. Could you elucidate some more on what you are seeing that prompted naming those years?
karliecole: Thank you for your question. First off, my every effort in citing previous iterations of cycles and patterns is to evoke gently. My intent is to allow you to glean lessons from your own experience so that you can now make productive use of what you learned then rather than revive counterproductive memories. i do hope you found my approach consistent with my intent. As to what i was referring to – eclipses, in a word. Specifically when eclipses might previously have taken place in the vicinity of (or in opposition to) your natal Aquarius Moon because one of the transiting lunar nodes might have been transiting your natal Moon position at the time. That’s because every Full Moon and every New Moon (regardless of where those luminary aspects take place) has the potential of bringing up the unfinished business of eclipses past. This month, it seemed appropriate for those born with the Moon in Aquarius to make a start at achieving closure and completion on unfinished business from the years i cited. Please let me know if my answer was not satisfactory.
I appreciate your approach and have been searching for some time for what the connection could be between those 2 years astrologically. So of course this is quite intriguing for me. Would you have the dates of the eclipses in those years? Any other details would be helpful as well. Thank you!!
karliecole: Thank you for your follow-up question. Thank you also for your patience in awaiting my reply – i have been off line most of the day today (Wednesday). Please allow me to answer without specific dates for the time being so you can see the method to my madness, First, it’s always wise to remember that astrology is not destiny (AND “history does not repeat – it rhymes). Next, it’s a good idea not to get all hung up on details lest you miss the bigger picture – especially with the broad “mundane” focus used in writing horoscopes and looking for a common string connecting the many millions of people who share the came Moon (or Sun) sign.
That being said, and in the interest of serving you with transparency, here was my reasoning in choosing those years. Remember my themes. Closure. Unfinished business. In 1995, the lunar nodes (and eclipses) were transitioning away from the Taurus/Scorpio axis and towards the Aries/Libra axis AND on the way to eclipses on the Leo/Aquarius axis beginning in August of 1998 – which RESEMBLES the situation last year (2014), and this year (2015).
In 2007, the lunar nodes (and eclipses) were transiting from the VIrgo/Pisces axis on the way towards the Leo/Aquarius axis – which RESEMBLES the situation beginning in August of next year (2016) and continuing into 2017 and 2018.
Hence, this year (as in so many other ways) constitutes a transition year. A good time for you wrap some things up, tie up some loose ends, get closure, achieve completion, take care of unfinished business and get ready to move forward rapidly with eclipses along the Leo/Aquarius axis.
Now, if you STILL feel you need specific dates, please reply to let me know.
Thanks Len – that answered my questions better than the question I was able to formulate! Quite intriguing. The 1998 connection resonates with the pattern I experienced as well. I am wrapping up some tings and preparing to launch into a whole new phase of life!
Len you are amazing and I need a reading ASAP I’m going to call was born February 13th 1957 And I’m in shock As to what you say!!!!It all seems To fall into place As far as I feel in my heart Now I understand And you’re absolutely right Those years Was so right on For me to close the open book So to speak now I have An ending Not an open …… WowThank you land