The Process of Change: Excitement + Anxiety = Adventure
Moving is an Adventure. In times of great change, using the term Adventure (with a capital A) helps. There are other words we could use to label these times. Stressful. Exciting. Overwhelming. Disorienting. Breathtaking. Maddening. Disconcerting. Provocative. Complicated. Perplexing.Exhilarating. Mindboggling. Staggering. The label of ADVENTURE helps to move us forward with perspective and even Joy.
These times most often come in the midst of Uranus transits.
Uranus Transits, a Personal Note
Throughout the course of 2022 transiting Uranus opposes my natal Saturn while squaring my natal Jupiter, Sun, Mars, and Mercury. At the same time transiting Saturn squares natal Saturn and opposes my natal Jupiter, Sun, Mars, and Mercury. Did I expect to come out of this period of time unchanged? Certainly not. I remember very well the other times in my life that Uranus has had this oversized impact on my life. Those of us who have large stelliums in our natal charts can get hit with so very much all at once!
Here I am – Ready to Embrace All that this Adventure Brings
How about you? How is the dance between Saturn and Uranus impacting your Natal Chart? What profound change is pushing you into a future you are only now beginning to see the outlines of?
In 2022 Uranus moves between 10-19 degrees Taurus. Pay attention if you have any personal planets in your natal chart between 10 – 20 degrees of any fixed signs. You are in the midst of a significant Adventure that will change the shape and texture of your life. The fixed signs are Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, and Aquarius. Look at your chart!
A conversation with a competent astrologer will support you in understanding and finding the best use of this powerful time in your life!
Monday, July 25, 2022
The week begins with the Moon in Gemini giving a boost to your expectations for the week. Your mind is busy and you have ideas and thoughts to share with those around you.
With Venus forming a square transit to Jupiter early this morning, your desires may hold an oversized place in your psyche. Squares aspects suggest times of effort and restriction. However, with the two planets of good fortune engaged in a challenging conversation, your desires may be overblown.
You may want to play more than is advisable. Your desire for romance, pleasure, money, or ‘things’ may be more than what is good for you. You may feel dissatisfied and want more, more, more.
You could easily overspend, overeat, or otherwise over-indulge today. Try to practice saying no to yourself unless you are very clear that your desires are what is best for everyone in question.
At 1:54 PM ET, the Moon leaves chatty Gemini behind and enters the emotionally sensitive sign of Cancer. The restlessness of the past few days gives way to the need for a sense of belonging and emotional connection. When the Moon is in this cardinal water sign we would like nothing more than to focus on domestic concerns and spend time at home with loved ones.
THINK BEFORE YOU SPEAK
Tuesday, July 26, 2022
Today’s Cancer Moon desires comfort and understanding. You are focused on the love of family and domestic comforts.
The Moon is very much at home in Cancer due to its rulership of this sign, but this does not translate to it being an easy time. Deep sensitivity can devolve into moodiness and nostalgia. Focus on domestic activities, understanding emotional motivations, and connecting with those you love. You may feel more vulnerable than usual and can become defensive if tender buttons from the past get bumped.
At 3:12 PM ET, Mercury forms a challenging square transit to Mars. Being aware of and preparing yourself for this transit will help considerably. You may find that you are short-tempered and have very little patience. You and those around you may rush to conclusions and say what comes to mind without thinking about the consequences. Your voice may have an edge of anger that you are not even aware of.
It may not be easy to do so, but please think before you speak. Consider, not only what you want to say but who it is you are speaking to. Don’t be unkind with your words.
REST AND SELF-CARE
Wednesday, July 27, 2022
Tomorrow the Moon enters Leo and then comes to its New Moon Phase. Therefore today we find ourselves in the darkest part of the Moon cycle while the Moon is still in the emotionally sensitive sign of Cancer.
The time right before the New Moon each month is called the Balsamic Moon or the Dark Moon. In astronomy, it is the waning crescent Moon phase. During the Balsamic Moon, we are more connected to the darker side of the psyche and to the deepest longings of the soul.
This Dark Phase of the Moon may leave us feeling cranky, irritable, sleepy, and withdrawn. This is the time that the cycle is coming to an end so all the life force of the cycle has been drained. No wonder we are a bit low in spirit, with little to offer others. We simply want to sleep and rest.
Rest, relaxation and self-care are calling for your attention, allow yourself as much as possible. Think about the New Moon that is coming tomorrow and do what you can to clear the decks for a new beginning at the start of the upcoming cycle.
Because the Moon is in Cancer today rest and self-care will involve a longing for love, a need for family, and an indulgence in nostalgia.
LEO NEW MOON – BEGIN A NEW CYCLE OF EXPRESSION
Thursday, July 28, 2022
In the wee hours of the morning, the Moon enters Leo. When the Moon is in Leo we long to express ourselves fully and to be seen clearly. Leo is ruled by the Sun and with a focus on this sign, we bubble over with enthusiasm and optimism. All else being equal the Leo Moon simply feels good. We are more able than usual to exude courage and confidence.
At 1:55 PM ET we come to the Leo New Moon. At each New Moon, the position of the Moon is between the Earth and the Sun. At this position, it shows no reflected light. The idea of what is coming, of what is possible is felt in an intuitive and subjective manner. The seed that is planted germinates in the dark. The metaphorical seed you plant reflects a desire for open-hearted generosity, playfulness, and fun. If you receive the blog in your email, you will receive a separate post regarding this important New Moon.
At 4:38 PM ET Jupiter turns retrograde for the coming four months. This is the regular cycle of Jupiter that occurs every thirteen months. This is a time to turn inward for spiritual introspection. This is a time when you must dig deeper to understand the growth and development of your beliefs and higher understanding.
You may become aware of the limitations of your beliefs and realize that more reflection and inner work are required. If you know the house in your natal chart that holds Aries you will know the area of life that requires a deeper development of wisdom. You may feel that you are being tested. How much do you truly understand and believe what you profess to believe?
A powerful square aspect is formed this evening between Mercury and Uranus. You may feel a crackling of anxiety and/ or excitement within your mind or in your conversations with others. You may be restless and it may be difficult to concentrate. Your thoughts move quickly without pausing to develop a deep understanding. The erratic quick flow of unusual or unexpected information may leave you feeling agitated and annoyed. Keep your ears open for new information that can shift the direction of change.
DRAMA WITH AN EDGE
Friday, July 29, 2022
Today’s Leo Moon brings drama, creativity, glamor, and fun into focus. We want to express our personalities with open generosity and playfulness. This suggests that your inner fun-loving child wants to come out to play.
There are some complications or traps that you could easily fall into today. At 11:38 AM ET, the Moon forms a challenging square aspect to Mars. If anger or frustrations crops up, do your best to let them pass by without encouraging them!
Go for a run or use your body in another way that will release tension. Later in the afternoon, the Moon forms another difficult square aspect, this time to Uranus. Keep your eyes and ears open to new information that may help you understand how you or others are managing the challenging times we live in. Do your best to focus on the positive, don’t waste anger. Find a way to use anger and frustration to make a difference for good in the world.
On a very personal note, shower your friends and loved ones with warmth and generosity. Gifts for no reason will be appreciated and open the door to deeper connections. Shine brightly. Show love.
WAIT BEFORE MAKING PLANS
Saturday, July 30, 2022
The day begins with the Moon still sharing the sign of Leo with the Sun. You can expect large emotions and a desire for grand gestures. Leo needs to go big, to express attention, affection, and love in over-the-top ways that can not be misconstrued. Grand and dramatic gestures fulfill grand and dramatic desires.
Don’t make plans for this evening early in the day. What you think you’ll want to do and what you end up wanting to do will be two very different things! You may think you want to dance and party but when the time comes you’d rather stay home or quietly visit with your most thoughtful friends.
At 2:11 PM ET, the Moon leaves the heat of Leo behind and enters the cool practical sign of Virgo. Virgo is the mutable earth sign well known for its meticulous attention to detail. For the rest of the weekend, we will focus on the practical efforts necessary for positive change.
You may want nothing more than to get caught up on household chores, paperwork, or other practical chores that have been neglected. Make lists, get necessary tasks completed, and help others.
REACH FOR WISDOM
Sunday, July 31, 2022
Don’t expect a seamless day but anticipate a day of great value, pleasure, and even accomplishments. As the Moon moves through practical Virgo, we have two significant transits vying for our attention. With the Moon in Virgo, your emotions are steady and practical. You are aware of the potential in all things and want to make whatever changes are necessary to reach that potential. Analyzing and refining your emotions will underlie everything else.
Very early this morning Mercury forms an opposition to Saturn. This suggests an awareness of the accuracy and attention required to solve a problem or express an opinion. Expect to encounter some internal or external pushback to ideas and opinions early in the day. Although you may stick to one side in a conversation, you are able to see both sides of any argument. We learn a great deal by understanding opposing perspectives. The seriousness of this transit will lessen as the day progresses.
A trine aspect from the Sun to Jupiter is exact at 6:36 PM ET. This is one of the best transits we get and it occurs twice each year. Expect an evening of warmth, generosity, exuberance, confidence, and optimism. Self-expression comes easily, particularly regarding your philosophical beliefs and understanding. Don’t waste time on small ideas, open your mind, reach for, and share great and powerful wisdom.