Tag Archives: Moon in Scorpio

The Day of the Builder: Birthdays and Planet News

If Your Birthday is Sept. 4
The Day of the Builder The 2019-20 Virgo Astrology Studio can now be pre-ordered | All Other Signs

You may feel you want to pursue a particular set of goals, though unsure as to how some people might respond. Where possible, you could seek clarification; there’s certainly nothing wrong with taking other people’s viewpoints into account. However, ultimately you are the arbiter of your own life, and everyone else is in a peripheral role. Therefore, start by being clear within yourself, and prioritize what you feel and know to be right for you in any decision. — by Amy Elliott

If your Sun, Moon or rising sign is Virgo, You are heading into a most unusual solar year, set up to do the thing Virgo is designed for: integrate the elements of your being, find your direction and purpose, and act on it. Eric will lay it all out in your 2019-2020 Virgo Astrology Studio.

Written in the Planets

Thinking, communicating and feeling could all feel rather fuzzy today, and for a good several days more. Venus is exactly opposite Neptune, and Mercury is moving into the same position. This is classic ‘wait and see’ astrology. As in, wait and see if the person turns out to be who you think they are; or, wait to make permanent decisions and commitments based on your current perceptions.

This does not mean you must cease all activity and cocoon yourself. More like, go about your business and relationships, and appreciate everything about them, but with the understanding that you might need to adapt to further information down the road. The Scorpio Moon could be intensifying emotions, making them especially compelling. This Moon could also describe greater ability to read between the lines. Even so, you might consider holding in confidence what you think you’re intuiting until late in the month.
— by Amanda Painter

It is difficult to feel good these days; it’s challenging to focus on your growth and self-care, or even to relax. We are pulled out of ourselves constantly, and often distracted from our core purposes. IN THESE TIMES, the Planet Waves autumn reading, will help.


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The Day of the Roleplayers: Birthdays and Planet News

If Your Birthday is Aug. 8
The Day of the Roleplayers | The 2019-20 Leo Astrology Studio is available for instant access | All Other Signs

At essence, you possess an innate understanding that originality and self-expression mean having the courage to seek out the unfamiliar and the uncomfortable. Many people, especially now, are too frightened even to contemplate this. Yet bravery is not the absence of fear; it’s being afraid and still doing what you intended to do. Exploration is a crucial component of being awake and conscious; it can also feed your soul in unique ways. Stoke your sense of wonder this year.
— by Amy Elliott

Do you have a Leo Sun, rising sign or Moon? Your last couple years may have left you reeling trying to figure out which path forward is best. Hear Eric’s thoughts on expediting your post-eclipse process in your 2019-2020 Leo Astrology Studio reading.

Written in the Planets

Underscoring the potential for pleasantness mentioned yesterday, today’s Venus-Jupiter trine could describe contentment and beneficial social encounters, or a much-needed respite from stress this week. It also can relate to self-indulgence and inertia. Either way, if you’re able to perceive a pattern in your experience, you might also be able to use this energy to reap some kind of reward for related past efforts. Keep expectations low on that score, to guard against disappointment — astrology describes potentials of all kinds, but never offers guarantees — but keep an eye out for the opportunity.

Today’s square between the Scorpio Moon and Mars in Leo is brief (and early — 5:16 am EDT), but could kick up some irritation, or defensive reactiveness born of stubbornness. It should pass quickly; though notice what it may be telling you (if anything) about larger or longer-standing circumstances. Anything seeming like a persistent, unsolvable issue may be coming due for some movement or resolution. This appears particularly likely if it’s an inner situation being mirrored by someone you’re interacting with. Apparent blocks to creativity might fit this bill, and could benefit from hands-on playful exploration, possibly in a group environment.
— by Amanda Painter


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The Day of the Unsolicited Opinion: Birthdays and Planet News

If Your Birthday is July 11
The Day of the Unsolicited Opinion | Order Your 2019-20 Cancer Reading | All Other Signs

Use your intuition — it will guide you well. However, be aware that it has certain properties. It rarely ever speaks of fear, of attack, or of defense. That is something else. Intuition might calmly guide you away from danger or toward opportunity. It’s the gentle tug, the voice whispering in your ear, the knowledge or understanding of something unfamiliar to you that turns out to be not just right, but helpful. It’s the kind of thing that comes to you; you don’t go to it.
— by Eric Francis

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Written in the Planets

The current trine between the Cancer Sun and Neptune in Pisces describes heightened sensitivity to the subtler psychic realms — including through meditation or other quiet spiritual practices. This aspect briefly becomes a grand trine in the water signs as the Scorpio Moon activates Sun-Neptune. That could mean emotional intensity, or a desire to go deeper into an experience. All week the Sun-Neptune trine has been fostering this kind of thing; the Moon passing through (at about 2:00 pm EDT) might provide a sense of getting carried along with the current. If you’re especially sensitive this way already, you might wish to stay aware of your psychic boundaries.

On a less ‘woo-woo’ level: Sun-Neptune trines, especially in these signs, can indicate over-idealizing romantic relationships. If you’re putting yourself second to someone else’s needs, particularly to a degree that could be called self-sacrifice, it may be time for a reality check. Is the other person ‘worthy’ of so much of you? Do they at least seem to be trying to meet your efforts in some way? An outside eye might be helpful in assessing this.

Also exact today is the Mars-Uranus square in the signs Leo and Taurus. Beware of perceived threats to your ego, as they can easily lead to bursts of anger — and with Mercury retrograde, communication could get unnecessarily heated and complicated. If others seem to be blowing up at you instead, consider two things: one, that it may be all about their own ‘stuff’, not you; two, that it could be a signal to check whether you’ve been avoiding your own need to break away from something. Has anything related to the situation stagnated for you? The more you can be proactive about using restlessness to initiate long-term creative change — rather than just acting on pure impulse — the more likely you are to reap fulfilling results.
— by Amanda Painter

Partial Lunar Eclipse: Dec. 31, 2009. Photo by Anthony Ayiomamitis.

Partial Lunar Eclipse: Dec. 31, 2009. Photo by Anthony Ayiomamitis.

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Eric’s new 90-minute discussion of all things related to eclipses, in any sign — with a focus on Cancer and Capricorn eclipses, from the current pair through 2020 — is available now for instant access. Part audio reading, part astrology class, it offers you a lot of help processing the solar eclipse on July 2 and the lunar eclipse on July 16, and features original music. Hear it as part of the 2019-2020 Astrology Studio for Cancer, or purchase the Eclipses Reading separately for only $33.

The Day of Gutsy Confrontation: Birthdays and Planet News

If Your Birthday is June 14
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For some time, your life has been a confrontation about whose power and influence not only guide but also define you. Ask yourself frequently who is actually making your decisions, and on what basis. Even if you feel that it’s you, the thing to question is what constraints seem to box you in. It’s high time that nobody held any power over you, though if there is indeed power, someone has to hold it: and it will be you, or someone else. This is not a hard choice to make.
— by Eric Francis Coppolino
Hear Eric speak about your year in-depth in your 2019-20 Gemini Astrology Studio Reading.

Written in the Planets

Today Mars in Cancer makes its exact opposition to Saturn in Capricorn (it will encounter Pluto in Cap — and Eris in Aries — next week). One possible manifestation of Mars-Saturn, particularly in an emotional sign like Cancer, is to feel lonely, cut off, inhibited or somehow unable to make an impression on others (though you may be feeling angry, feisty or frustratingly lusty). I suspect that when this dynamic is present, it adds a particular kind of fuel to whatever inner fire is sputtering for some recognition or sense of authority.

Feeling lonely or inhibited can foster resentment toward anyone who seems to possess more freedom, attention or power; that resentment can act like a burr in your britches. And that irritation could come out sideways in destructive ways if you don’t feel empowered to articulate it directly. But remember: the point of knowing that this kind of energy pattern may be afoot is that you then have an opportunity to see what’s going on, and can make choices that feel better and may lead to more productive outcomes in your interpersonal interactions. Note that you could encounter this in projected form, coming from someone else.

Mars in a trine to Neptune in Pisces may reflect a lower energy state than usual, and that inertia might exacerbate any feelings of being blocked or stymied. Yet Neptune at its best also offers considerable creative energy. And with Mercury also moving into these same aspects, you could very well put your imagination to good use in coming up with sensitive-yet-expressive ways of communicating your will and desires.

The Scorpio Moon will briefly turn this configuration into a grand water trine. Translation: watch out for emotional whirlpools. Staying in touch with verifiable facts and the actual, tangible limits of a situation could help — and see if you can dive under the surface of whatever’s bugging you or swirling around you. The deeper the water, the more stillness is available where you can get your bearings.
— by Amanda Painter

Did you know that Eric Francis has recorded new videos for all 12 signs, specifically investigating Mars interacting with some of astrology’s most influential planets this season? His Call the Astrologer readings are available individually or as a 12-sign set to share with your loved ones. Check out samples here and here.