Embracing Astrology for Self-Awareness and Empowered Living

Kairos in the sink

I encountered someone this week who thought the entire purpose of astrology was in predicting the future. Being so immersed in the language myself I sometimes forget how it can be seen by those who are not connected to the beauty and wonder of the language.

Astrology’s great value lies far beyond the old ideas of predicting the future. Astrology offers profound guidance for personal growth and self-awareness. It serves as a framework to comprehend ourselves and our responses to life’s unfolding events. Without the wisdom of astrology, I can not imagine how I would make sense of myself much less this crazy world we live in.

Astrology serves as a profound reminder that we are active participants in our lives. We hold the power to shape our responses and assign meaning to every experience we encounter. Life is not mere happenstance out of our control. Life demands our engaged presence and conscious choices in order to shape significance. Each event we encounter is interpreted through our unique perspectives and beliefs. From there we can we can classify them as favorable or unfavorable, fortunate or challenging.

Astrology acts as our guiding compass, empowering us to take charge and navigate the ups and downs of life with purpose. By viewing life through this cosmic lens, we delve into a deeper understanding of ourselves, nurturing self-awareness and equipping us to make confident choices. In the intricate web of life’s experiences, we uncover profound meaning that shapes our personal growth and brings richness to our existence.

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Capricorn Full Moon: Assessing Progress and Nurturing Growth

Monday, July 3, 2023

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Today we reach the Full Moon at 11° Capricorn (7:39 AM EDT). As we reach the midpoint of the current lunar cycle, the spotlight is on the growth and development of the seed you planted at the Gemini New Moon on June 18th. Capricorn is an ambitious, responsible earth sign that brings practical, determined energy to the scene. Use your head and heart to assess your progress and make adjustments necessary to achieve your objectives. What has worked well so far? What needs fine-tuning to bring that seed to complete fruition?

Think also about the year-long cycle, as well. Consider the growth of the seed you planted or the goal you set at the Capricorn New Moon on December 23, 2022. What has become of that seed/goal? What steps are needed over the next few months to carry it forward?


Harnessing Inner Strength and Celebrating Independence

Tuesday, July 4, 2023

The Moon starts the day in Capricorn, forming a conjunction with Pluto at 12:45 PM EDT. This suggests the ability to tap into hidden emotional reserves and access inner strength. Combined with the stability of Capricorn itself, you are able to approach challenging situations with resilience and objectivity. Judicious use of this energy could lead you to emerge stronger and wiser than before.

The Moon enters Aquarius at 1:30 PM EDT. Traditionally ruled by Saturn, many of Aquarius’ qualities could be considered innovative, intellectual complements to those of Capricorn. Both signs tend to process and express emotion in a rational manner. And both share the ability to hold steadfastly to personal beliefs and ideals.

While the Moon is in Aquarius, you may feel a strong desire to express your authentic self and connect with like-minded individuals. Politics are said to make strange bedfellows. Shared values and interests can be ties that bind even the most unlikely companions together. Seems like an interesting theme on which to celebrate Independence Day here in the USA.

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Exploring Individuality and Unconventional Approaches

Wednesday, July 5, 2023

The Moon spends the day in Aquarius, with its only aspect being a square to Jupiter early this morning. When the Moon travels through Aquarius, societal issues are at the forefront of our attention. We contemplate the collective consciousness of societies and the manifestation of individuality within this broader framework.

You may be more inclined to embrace change, explore new ideas, or experiment with unconventional approaches at this time. Find a way to participate in group activities with people do not know well. Allow yourself to grow in tolerance and understanding of diverse viewpoints. With this morning’s Moon square Jupiter, you may come across folks whose actions or viewpoints feel overpowering. Similarly, they might perceive your actions and ideas in the same way. Embrace a fresh perspective and explore alternative approaches to the challenges you face. Think beyond conventional boundaries.

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Exploring the Interplay of Cool Detachment and Warm Generosity

Thursday, July 6, 2023

As the Moon moves through Aquarius this morning, it makes brief opposition aspects to Venus and Mars, both in Leo. Aquarius is detached and rebellious, while Leo brings strong generosity to Mars and Venus. You may feel pulled between the polarities of warmth and coolness, generosity and withholding.

Dress up and go for a walk. Explore new avenues and challenge traditional norms. Find a café and join the conversation. You have much to contribute to the collective well-being with your distinct perspective and inventive ideas.

The mood decidedly shifts when the Moon enters Pisces at 1:33 PM EDT. Pisces encompasses boundless compassion and mystical insights. The Moon is happy and comfortable in this mutable water sign. During this transit, remember to extend empathy, tolerance, and understanding to others. It’s a time for acts of kindness, supporting those in need, and embracing a non-judgmental approach to everyone you encounter.

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Nurturing Creativity and Positive Opportunities

Friday, July 7, 2023

When the Moon is in Pisces, creativity and imagination are piqued. This is an ideal time to express your imagination through art, music, writing, dance, or other regenerative practices. Use intuition as your guiding force as you tap into your subconscious and access mystical insights. Solace and inspiration are found when you nourish your soul.

In the wee hours of the morning, a sextile aspect is formed between Mercury and Uranus. Sextiles offer opportunities that we must choose to engage. In this case, the opportunity may come in the form of an unexpected, unusual, or innovative conversation. Maybe your boss tells you to take off early for the weekend. Maybe a sudden party or gathering is announced, so you’re treated to a fun evening out. Whatever it might be if a pleasant surprise offers itself up, say yes.

The Moon makes two aspects today that increase the flow of positivity. The first is a sextile to Jupiter early this morning. This offers harmonious opportunities for expansion. The second is a trine to the Sun this afternoon. With the Sun in Cancer, this transit offers the gift of a restorative nurturing flow between your emotions and your understanding of self. This promotes feelings of harmony, confidence, and emotional fulfillment. Make it a point to express gratitude, love, and compassion to yourself.

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Navigating the Shift from Pisces’ Tranquility to Aries’ Dynamism

Saturday, July 8, 2023

Make time to dive into Pisces’ restorative waters this morning, while the Moon is still in this gentle and intuitive sign. This transit amplifies sensitivity and empathy, so we may enjoy a deep connection with our emotions and the emotions of others. We may find ourselves more attuned to subtle energies and the hidden aspects of life.

The energy of the day shifts into high gear when the Moon enters Aries at 3:19 PM EDT. Aries is the cardinal fire sign, firing up our emotions and instincts with its assertive nature. You will find that you are more spontaneous, passionate, and ready to accept challenges that require courage. Embrace your independence, trust your instincts, and fearlessly embark on new beginnings. Try to be mindful not to step on others as you make your way forward.


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Reflection and Mystical Connections: Last Quarter Moon in Aries

Sunday, July 9, 2023

The Moon in Aries reaches its Last Quarter phase at 9:48 PM EDT, signifying a time of reflection and release. It is at this point that the lunar cycle begins preparing for its completion. With the determination of Aries, this phase encourages you to take decisive action and final adjustments as your goal comes into view. This is a time of assessment, as you evaluate your progress and determine what needs to be released or revised in order to continue making progress. Let go of anything that no longer serves your highest purpose. Gather inner strength, resolve lingering conflicts, and prepare for the next lunar cycle with renewed determination.

Notice a wave of calming energy as Mercury makes a trine to Neptune this evening. Embrace the esoteric nature of this transit, as you share your mystical, spiritual ideas and inspirations with others. Whether it be poetry, chanting, or joining a drum circle, immerse yourself in whatever makes your heart sing. Communications move to an intuitive level of exchange, where words may be unnecessary. Make use of this beautiful trine to explore realms of consciousness and spiritual awareness.


In these weekly reports, I explore the major aspects formed by transit between the planets. I do not consider every aspect that the Moon makes each day as they can be numerous and give rise to fleeting moods. The aspects under consideration are conjunctions, sextiles, squares, trines, and oppositions. The planets I work with are the Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto.

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