Aquarius Full Moon - Lunar Eclipse

Eclipse Season Heats Up

Eclipse season surrounding the lunar eclipse (Monday, August 7, 11:10 am, PDT) and “The Great American Total Solar Eclipse” on August 21 interrupts summer. Eclipses carry extra potent energies that block our normal flow so we can fine-tune and reset our direction. Lunar eclipses close twenty-year cycles as life comes full circle. Some people leave, some reappear. The Earth's shadow covers the moon giving our sensitive, feeling nature privacy to reflect on what has passed and what lies ahead.

The energy of the Women's March of last winter appears in both eclipses in the form of four asteroid goddesses, all in earth signs, calling on the power of the feminine in all people. They remind us that our bodies, our earth, and our society need heart-centered care.

Their mission supports Leo's which helps us open our hearts and act from its instinctive kindness. The lion lends us courage to dare the risk of showing up as the Light itself. Our hearts know what is right and true and good and we ignore those truths at our peril. When we live from our generous hearts, we are equipped to join in discussions concerning society's enlightened future (Aquarian). Acting from false egos, we are unable to see how to care for ourselves, our fellow humans, and our earth. We are 'en-deadened' and act out in ugly, unconscious group behavior. Perhaps this is the current fascination with zombies.

In mundane astrology, the moon represents the masses and the sun stands for the king, chief, or president. The people's moon in the US chart is in Aquarius! Therefore we, the people, demand doctrines and policies of inclusivity that align with Aquarian principles. With the moon (the people) unable to reflect the sun (president), the question of this moon's eclipse is: How fast can you find your Light and offer it to the betterment of people and earth?

Horoscopes August 7 – 21

Leo, a new two-year Mars cycle brings action and energy to your interconnection with the world. Add in the Leo/Aquarius eclipse cycles in the area of dear relationships and you are knee deep in learning how to be you IN relationships and letting them be equally as radiant.

Virgo, time in deep silence helps in many ways. Balancing the quiet within with activity at work and in daily routines is a major lesson from the Leo/Aquarius eclipse cycle. Progressive ideas on how to nurture yourself everyday abound! Mercury retrogrades starts August 13. Relax. Review. Rethink.

Libra, good heavens, you know everybody! Find the ones who are fun, creative, expressive and fired up. Go play with them. Try something new and different. Suddenly, you are seen as the great nurturer. Give of your heart and listen to their needs. Your circle expands.

Scorpio, consider yourself discovered. You need time at home to balance the multitudes who are applauding what ALL you have to offer. Applause is grand but remember to seek and pursue that which is YOUR passion and desire. It's the start of a new two-year cycle. Don't waste it on...whatever!

Sagittarius, the closer you get to your goal, the more important each step is. What have you accomplished the last two years? What needs to be done to meet your goal? Remember the six-degrees of Kevin Bacon? Who knows who who can help you get to your endgame. Keep network expanding.

Capricorn, you have behind the scene power. Use it wisely. Remember there is a power and great value in receptivity, kindness and including everyone in the game of life. You are a power player but your transformation is learning a new value system: everyone counts. Teach other leaders this.

Aquarius, here's an interesting point: other people are interested in the betterment of people, too and you, yes, you, don't have to carry the banner alone. In fact, you must include everyone as a point of demonstration. Reach higher, feel more, include others – even those with power.

Pisces, while you are strutting your stuff at work (and, boy, is work fired up!) you need quieter times to stay in touch with more progressive messages. The masses carry weight and no sacrifice is needed, just every hand on the wheel turning the wheel of life. It feels radical when you put down the burden.

Aries, if born mid-April on, you're singing from the roof tops, and mountain tops – I gotta be me. All Aries are starting a new Mars cycle, plus with the eclipse cycle, your fire is lit and blazing. You will be you or explode in the attempt! Why? Love of self, others and planet, AND it's fun!

Taurus, work can't be impersonal, detached and intellectual 24/7 or you will lose your fan base at home. Activate your affection and caring and clean up any messes you've made. Bring your fun self home, play with the kids, the dog, the wife, for no reason whatsoever. Invest at home.

Gemini, go see the Total Eclipse of the Sun, talk to everyone else standing around waiting for the point of totality. This is what you are made for: an event with lots of people and no reason to be quiet. Shine your light on them and watch them light up. Fun!! (Oh, Mercury retrograde on the 10th.)

Cancer, the moon, there she is. Oops, she's gone. Take a break from your feelings and see what being detached feels like. Radical, eh? Finances, wills, insurance, and loans need a certain detachment but can increase security. Counselors who share your values can help. Let them.






O Stars Above: Gemini New Moon

Read It In The News - Feel it in the Stars

Alan Shepard, Project Mercury.

Alan Shepard, Project Mercury.

Want to know what's happening astrologically? Watch the headlines. We are the shakers and movers that translate celestial energy into reportable actions. Headlines at the full moon of May 10 directly related to Scorpio: FBI director fired, Hanford's plutonium waste exposed, and earthquakes shook us awake.

Astrology led the way as the first science when humans noted a cause and effect relation between movements of the vast sky and the antics of the village people. Without a doubt, the first person to add those two events together was a Gemini, whose New Moon (May 25, 12:44 pm PST) activates our need, nay, our craving, for curiosity, diversity and relationship.

Gemini systems fire on all cylinders driving us to rock 'n roll in life with the vigor of hyperactive teenagers. The new moon's monthly meet-up is bound to be as riff with innovative ideas and interrupted sentences as a monologue by Robin Williams!

Ultimately, Gemini's write headlines. They perceive, talk, listen, teach, coach, interview, negotiate, broker, write, relate and stimulate people to break out of their restricted points of view so we can learn from each other and live together. They seek out the fringes, crossroads, market places and oddities to make us whole and appreciate the differences among us.

Gemini's inquisitiveness takes them far - even into space. NASA chose Gemini's ruling planet's name for the first manned missions, Project Mercury, and followed up with Project Gemini which shot astronauts to the moon and back.

This moon, conversing with the asteroid goddesses, asks us to listen and receive instructions before we sling-shot into action. Conscious sacrifices, making amends or granting forgiveness may balance societal and personal needs while our Gemini president's overactive nervous system tweets away.

As always, free will let's us choose how to use universal urgings. Conscious or not, Gemini's energy moves through us into the headlines.

Horoscope May 25 to June 9

Gemini, with Mars in chatterbox mode, a whole lot of talking is going on. Using heartfelt words to mend bridges and heal hurts is your super-power! People find your curiosity charming and want to hear what you have to say. Speak up on your own behalf.

Cancer, brain chatter drains your body, so piddle away at something needing minimal attention so you can rest. Let your most grounded and loving friends carry you. Allw a soulful healing comes to you. Rest more, be gentle and flow.

Leo, this is a big month to align your agenda with your broad based networks. Use personal appearances and contacts to accomplish your goals. Get in front of as many people as possible and don't squander opportunities chattering mindlessly. Talk on purpose.

Virgo, put forward moving Mercury to good use by giving it real world jobs to do. Many balls are in the air - you must delegate - but guess what? No one does it the way you do, so take time to give good instructions. You LOVE managing a great project!

Libra, you know everyone has a proper place and you are determined to find yours and help others find theirs. Articulating new beliefs is the job at hand based on your foundation of wisdom. You MUST be you in all relationships! Now is the time to quite hedging your bets.

Scorpio, your own moodiness can keep you stuck but wise counselors, consultants and elders talk you through it. You need a personal board of directors because change is afoot! The only way to look in charge is lead the parade. Get out front and show your style.

Sagittarius, ease up on your imperfections. Yes, they're there and your job is to heal them but, we all have them and can't see yours for looking at our own. Talking less and saying more in the relationships nearest your heart revives your partnerships.

Capricorn, can you say lifestyle changes? Reading and talking about it doesn't get the job done. You must DO IT! Pick one that feels right and stick with it. This is about your health. You have to have a body to play the game of life. Think of it as applied management – applied to you!

Aquarius, you need two things right now. Be yourself and have enough playmates to make life fun. Party, play and recreate on purpose – travel for educational, cocktail parties for charities, coaching for community involvement. Share your weird self!

Pisces, on one hand you want to retreat home. On the other, you want stimulation. Have a party full of like- and diverse-minded people. Then hang-out, listen, absorb and re-energize. Invite the most interesting people you know and ask them to bring their friends. Many channels are opening.

Aries, loving yourself is not half the work, it's the whole enchilada. You've been under renovations to become irrevocably, irrepresible you. Drop those who don't get the new you and hang with those who love the way you are. Invest energy close to home: neighborhood, siblings family.

Taurus, make a list and go after what you revel in because more is coming your way. Be your most calm, engaging and charming self - you know, honey, not vinegar and all that jazz. It's a great time for a physical make-over so your outside style matches the updated inner you.


O Stars Above: Scorpio Full Moon

Inner and Outer Plot Twists

Joey Kyber/

Joey Kyber/

The peaceful new moon in Taurus runs headlong into a dramatic Scorpio full moon on May 10, 2:42 pm PDT. These two signs represent the balancing of personal values and how they mesh with societal demands. Our plans of getting back to basics are stressed by a cast of characters: Pluto ruling societal power (plutocracy) challenges Jupiter's need for social justice which stands opposite relationship-oriented Venus in Aries, the sign of self-interest. Mercury, the Trickster, visits Uranus, the wild card, while stern Saturn supervises their mischief.

Count the players on stage so far. Eight out of ten.

With this many planets activating a multitude of points in a large number of our charts, we can expect major activity on both inner and outer levels. Additionally, these same planets are igniting the United States' chart. A ninth player, Mars, the Warrior, prods the USA's Mars to act like the warrior it is. (But, wait - there's more!) Another plot twist appears with Mars, also, making a pushy contact with Trump's Sun, Uranus, and Mars.

A Mars attack on both an impetuous man and a country's destiny can collide in many ways. We can only hope it is a flurry of ego-laden Tweets!

In our mundane lives, we may surprise ourselves by taking risky stands for what is near and dear. We could cut ties with those not aligned with our values, say no to unjust policies, or take to the streets in another people's march.

Caught between the February eclipse and the total eclipse of the sun which sweeps a dark path across America in August, this highly stressed moon is sure to shed light on what is to come and may well illuminate a defining moment in our culture and ourselves.

Stay tuned. News at eleven.

Horoscopes May 10 – 25

Taurus, you are so dependable that sometimes you take yourself for granted! Don't overlook what your heart wants. Venus, your guardian angel, whispers those closely held secrets into your dreams. Listen to friends who can clue you in if you can't read between your lines.

Gemini, Mars races ahead of the sun stirring your giddy-up-and-go! Mercury, fresh out of retrograde, urges forward action. Be sure what you take on has a strong element of self-support. Give yourself slack time to watch the daisies grow as you wrap up your last year.

Cancer, in spite of a ton of fresh ideas for work, friends insist you come out for fun, recreation and play. It renews your soul and there are puzzle pieces coming together if you listen closely. Pay attention to that still voice that is rallying for even more diversity and fun.

Leo, it's a conundrum. Should I stay or should I go? Part of you wants to visit far horizons and get out of town, out of your rut and go somewhere, anywhere. But, ruling the stage at work demands attention. Another part is happy to nestle at home. Have coffee with an exotic friend for excitement!

Virgo, dig long enough in the heavy, deep and real and you are bound to find treasure – the treasure of knowing yourself. Ideas are bubbling but not ready for action. Intimate chats give you new words and feedback so you can clarify what you truly want.

Libra, freed up from old emotional gunk lets you merge into new levels of intimacy. Balance the scales by being blatantly honest about what makes your heart sing. Trust the goodness of the universe to have your best interest at heart and live up to your values. Give up being careful.

Scorpio, as much as you try to keep a poker face, we see you and your sweetness. Maybe you feel vulnerable but others find it endearing and open doors for you. Lots of action around secrets, like money, sex, death, counseling, and strategies. Do your research.

Sagittarius, expand your friendship and acquaintance base. Make a business plan and go for it. It's the Kevin Bacon year and you're 6 degrees from what you want. One of your friends will connect you to the person who opens the magic doors for you. Keep putting it out there.

Capricorn, you're building a strong foundation and attracting the right attention in your career. Change is not only good but unavoidable for you now so keep at it and be strong in asking for the help you need. Fun and productive friendships go together. So call a friend and have fun!

Aquarius, political maneuvering at work can get you where you want to go, just don't play your hand too close to your chest. There's an element of going for it and taking risks here with your efforts well-supported. The surprise may be who helps you. Think about it and then mum's the word.

Pisces, a page has turned and a good chapter is ahead. If you let 'it' go, there's a flow you intuitively know how to work. Sometimes it pays to go unnoticed because you can work on what you want. Don't sell yourself out. Just keep talking it through until you see your way through.

Aries, you're firing on all cylinders and fresh approaches to being you are popping up like spring flowers. Use this energy to find a way to mesh your values with the groups'. Talk it out, listen and then do it again. These conversations add fuel to your drive to get it in gear the right way!