21 June 2012

happy solstice (one day late)

sun, moon, and mercury all in cancer this morning... happy summer :) since mercury has been in cancer i've had a renewed interest in my oracle cards, i think because they help me put meaning and words to feelings, something which can escape me. they're so handy for helping me to evaluate current states of mind/feeling, suggestions on problems i face. If you're interested, this is what they look like...

My sister in law has Angel oracle cards, which we played with while she was visiting this week, also very insightful, but with different imagery. So it gets at different facets. I'd actually like to invest in some Angel cards sometime soon, get more familiar with them. :) I've always been interested in Tarot, too, but I feel intimidated by it as well... I've had it done for me less than a handful of times and liked it, but I'm just not there yet for using it myself. Maybe someday! I think this Mercury in Cancer, all this water in general right now is activating mine- (sun, mercury, pluto)- but also my moon, since cancer rules the moon. And my moon is in Taurus, which is a fixed sign and can be stubborn but more accurate a description I think, is that Taurus needs to be able to move at it's own pace, live life it's own way, what feels right, etc. The moon and mercury will be sextiling (like a soft trine) my Taurus moon later today, and in a few days, respectively, but they are in the ballpark now so I'm hoping for some... clarity? Don't know if that's the right word... I think this transit is helping all of us feel more in touch with our own moons, which is the hidden side of us, the part that's so strong and yet subtle that we don't even recognize it sometimes.

Also, all of this Cancer is in my 10th house, associated with career, professional image, etc. Capricorn is the 10th sign of the zodiac. My chart has everything in the sign of it's opposite, since I have Libra rising, which is the start of the second half of the zodiac. Anyway, I'm hoping for a boost of sorts- but just writing this feels good. We will see what comes of it.

Speaking of writing, I'm still trying to figure out what to do with my blog(s) situation- just post everything to here (even though it's not always astro-related), or put non-astro posts on here to keep it separate? Ehh.. I just don't know. I don't think many people read this currently, but if you have any insight please do share...

19 June 2012

musings on gemini and cancer

Signs going through- where did Gemini go? So fun so fast so head spinning! Is it like that after having a Gemini in your life for so long then leaving, for whatever reason? And now cancer.... already more subdued, introspective, plus the moon and mercury... my head's spinning in a different direction. Cue existential crisis.

Literally this morning /early afternoon was great for me. Was in a great mental space, things were going my way even tho I was just doing everyday things like going to work. Noted it was the new moon, but didn't have the exact time. By the time I got home from work, that mental space had left  , so I checked the moon and yep, 2* cancer. Felt anxious and stressed. Did a cooldown ritual ;) feel a little better but mostly I am going to fight this urge to just take a Xanax ;) heh...

It's really nice outside right now. Belts of Venus are setting. Hear birds chirping, some people talking in the distance but I can't make out what they're saying, and see the small trees and leaves starting to silhouette against the early evening sky.... beautiful June in Maine. Happy almost summer solstice. :)

12 June 2012

traveling moon

the moon's in Aries today, so although it's not the beginning of this month's moon cycle (which is the new moon), it is the beginning of the zodiac, so I suppose it's as good a time as any to start tracking it. again. I started last month but only got five or six days in. All you do is look at the moon every day and see how it aspects your chart. That's it. This helps you to understand how different signs, transits, affect you. Since the moon is the fastest moving "planet" in our solar system (goes through all the signs of the zodiac in 28 days), it's the easiest to see the effects.

I usually end up noting some other aspects in the sky or in my chart, just because. A couple terms I'll use are transiting, which just refers to the current sky- where all the planets are right now, like what you see to the right of this post. The other is natal, which refers to my particular chart.

Anyway- right now, the moon's at 7* Aries. This almost exactly conjuncts my Venus in Aries, and roughly my sun and mercury (they're both in Pisces, but within 10*).

The moon is going to exactly conjunct Uranus soon, which is at 8* Aries. Uranus is known for being erratic, distant, independent... and in Aries, all that energy is on fire. As the moon gets nearer to that degree, it gets more intense. If you're moon-ruled, I'm guessing you'll be feeling this. Even if you're not. Not necessarily bad, but I could see hastiness being a side effect of this, (be safe driving/walking/getting around), with decisions, or whatever. It could also be a really great day to start something new, if this energy is feeding you. Doesn't get much more cardinal than Aries- I'm seeing today as a go day for the next step you want to take in whatever area of life.

What else... Transiting Venus is in Gemini, but retrograde. Venus rules relationships, love, relationships, pretty things... And retrogrades are all for reexamining our relationships, maybe you're revisiting an old issue within one, maybe you're taking some time apart, maybe you've run into someone from the past... Maybe you're trying to figure out how you want to live. This is all happening for me in my 9th house, which is focused on travel, higher learning, spirituality. And I did do some extensive traveling a couple weeks ago. :) And I just want to do more... insatiable. I've also noticed how I've been slacking on things I love doing... creative things... photography, writing, other stuff. Blogging. So I'm trying to do more stuff. :P

Okay, so I didn't really write too much about how the moon's affecting my chart. I'm feeling really tired out think I need to make some coffee and have a snack... Did a LOT of running around all day. Now I'm sitting in my recliner writing this and I kind of feel like I'm floating... taking it as a sign to do something else. ;) I'm not sure how clear all this is, so any questions/comments, let me know.. :)

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