Virgo Moon Meets Nessus-Transpluto Opposition

Photo by Eric Francis.

Photo by Eric Francis.

The Moon ingresses Virgo Monday at 11:37 pm EDT (Tuesday 03:37 UTC). At that moment, it enters the opposition of Nessus and Transpluto. What I love about the Nessus-Transpluto opposition is that, besides the issue on which it comments, I am probably the only astrologer who has come within punting distancing of noticing it (OK I can think of one other). It’s a slowly-developing alignment associated with centaur Nessus (discovered 1993) changing signs from Aquarius to Pisces, and hypothetical, as in nonexistent, planet Transpluto (hypothesized some time in the early 20th century) making its excruciatingly slow sign-change from Leo to Virgo.

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Sincerely Screwed

By Jen Sorensen.

By Jen Sorensen.

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Monday’s aspects, young Leo Moon

Following Saturday’s New Moon conjunct Jupiter, the Moon remains in Leo until it ingresses Virgo Monday at 11:37 pm EDT (Tuesday 03:37 UTC). As of the moment of this writing, the Moon is square Saturn in Scorpio (during which aspect I found my cellphone after three days). By my reckoning, using classical planets and Ptolmeic aspects only (conjunction, sextile, square, trine, opposition) the Moon will be void of course all night and all day Monday until it ingresses Virgo, at which time it becomes rather busy.

Question for classical astrology students — does Moon trine its own nodes count as not void? I have not encountered that particular guideline. Lee Lehman would know. Rob Hand would know. If so, the Moon’s void actually begins once it separates from a its trine/sextile to the nodes at 8:20 am EDT (12:20 UTC). The Moon will also be trine Eris, and sextile Ceres and Vesta.

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Navigating the dissonance of the light and the dark

By Amanda Moreno

My life has been a whirlwind lately, complete with Neptunian euphoria followed by Virgo crash-landings of exhausted obsession with detail, as I attempt to create a life for myself that is both meaningful and sustainable. These attempts seem to be working — but all of this exists in tension with this other “reality” of the world.

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Photo by Eric Francis.

On the one hand, I’m blessed to be spending more time on client work, astrology and writing. A new man has entered my life with whom I can fall into bubbles of bliss at the slightest contact. In a sudden twist of fate, I’ll soon be living with a dear teacher for a month to help out while she writes a book. Magic is combining with hard work to create something my heart is singing to receive.

Yet every morning I head to a coffee shop near my office and browse The New York Times while I wait. Today — more bodies on the cover. Wrapped in shrouds this time.

The work I did during graduate school was based in depth psychology and explored the use of astrological ritual to assist us personally and collectively through apocalyptic rites of passage. Apocalyptic images, such as the mushroom cloud, were a primary component of my work as was the understanding that images take the form of visual, auditory and kinesthetic imprints that are directly linked to emotion.

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The Weekend Tarot Reading — Sunday, July 27, 2014

By Sarah Taylor

Today, we continue the story of Swords — those thoughts and beliefs that we hold to, the ones that no longer serve us and yet keep us trapped, and the ones that can serve to liberate us if we choose the path of “conscious rebellion.”

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The High Priestess, Three of Swords, Princess of Swords from the Rohrig Tarot deck, created by Carl-W. Rohrig. Click on the image for a larger version.

At centre, the Three of Swords. If this card describes anything, it describes a lack of clarity, and the sorrow and doubt that come from that. This card is often used to describe an emotional entanglement — however, here, what’s emphasised above all else is that the entanglement is one of perception.

A figure stands, head bowed, in front of what seems to be a door. Except this door dwarfs him, is boarded over (thought upon thought), with no handle in sight — the only way through being ‘over’, towards the stars and the light sources behind it. Two light sources, to be precise.

I wonder if these light sources are The High Priestess and the Princess of Swords themselves? I wonder if it is their combined presence that leads ‘over’ what it is that you feel that you are up against — mainly in the machinations of your own mind? I wonder if their wisdom — ancient and young — are what give you a precious light so that you can re-establish contact with a path that, heretofore, has appeared to be barred to you?

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Saturday’s Leo New Moon and all these charts

Daily Astrology for Sunday, July 27 by Eric Francis

The Leo New Moon happened yesterday at 6:41 pm EDT (22:41 UTC) — the alignment of the Moon, Sun and Jupiter with asteroid Amor, all of it square Mars, newly in Scorpio. Other asteroids right there in Leo include centaur Rhiphonos (which has not been mentioned on Planet Waves to my knowledge) and Panacea.

Of the first, Philip Sedgwick rights, “The name Rhiphonos means ‘throwing’ or ‘casting’. Rhiphonos was one of twelve sprites dispatched by Zeus to protect the infant Dionysus from Hera. When Hera found out, she was naturally enraged her and she changed the twelve into centaurs. These centaurs later pulled the chariot of Dionysus. I did not know that Dionysus had a chariot, but given his relationship with the sacred wine, it is good that he had a dozen designated drivers.”

I have a thick folder of charts from this summer. The weeks and the projects seem to be going by quickly — weekly and monthly horoscopes, birthday readings, Daily Astrology pieces, news events, and charts cast for aspects to investigate specific meetings of planets more closely.

I have two annotated charts for the Leo New Moon, the coming Mars square Leo aspect, the Aquarius Full Moon and Mars conjunct Saturn in late August; and going back, Sun conjunct Jupiter, Jupiter ingressing Leo, the Capricorn Full Moon, The Cancer New Moon, the Sun ingressing Cancer and many others.

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Role, Role, Role in the Hay

Editor’s Note: We’ve featured relationship coach Blair Glaser’s posts about using leadership/business skills in relationships a couple of times. Here is another of Blair’s follow-up articles illustrating how that can work. — Amanda

By Blair Glaser

Title inspired by Terri Garr in Mel Brook’s film, “Young Frankenstein”

These days, much has been said about bringing love, awareness and compassion into leadership in the workplace. I like to think it works the other way, too: many of the leadership skills we hone at work are also effective in personal relationships.

Relationship and organizational coach Blair Glaser.

Relationship and organizational coach Blair Glaser.

Whether you think about it this way or not, you are leading in your personal relationships all the time. When, as parents, you create the rules of the house and enforce them; when as an older sibling you teach a younger one a new skill; when in relationships you bring your vulnerability and or in romantic partnership you initiate sex — these are all, albeit usually unconscious, forms of leadership.

Why, if we are already doing it all the time anyway, is it important and useful to think about leadership in the context of relationship? Because bringing conscious leadership roles into your relationships can be a creative and fantastic way to increase intimacy, reduce unnecessary drama and conflict, and help you take things less personally. This, in turn will reduce the type of sensitivity that keeps you ensnared and increase the type of sensitivity that will serve your loving. How?

Traditional “Leadership” in Love

Let’s say you begin to realize that you are the one in a romantic partnership who mostly initiates sex; you are in the role of initiator. And it’s starting to bother you: You want more balance. Normal and healthy advice would suggest that you talk with your partner about this. Witnessing the issue and bringing up the conversation in and of itself is a form of leadership. You would be taking a stand for the sexual life of the relationship, even though it may make waves.

And, unless you are with a very evolved person who takes in what you say, digests it, and starts initiating, this conversation will likely make waves. Even if you bring it up gently, your partner may feel attacked and try to prove that he or she initiates, too. “Remember that time in Jamaica?” Then you can both avoid the issue by going back and forth about who’s right. Or, your partner may like it that way and say, “I’m sorry, I am just not an initiator –tough!” And leave you alone in your desire for change and feeling powerless in having to make peace with it. Or, your partner may feel “caught” in his or her avoidance behavior and fall into a big pile of shame, leaving you feeling burdened and regretful about having brought the whole thing up.

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Regarding The Ring

By Judith Gayle | Political Waves

‘It’s like in the great stories, Mr. Frodo. The ones that really mattered, full of darkness and danger they were. Sometimes you didn’t want to know the end, because how could the end be happy. How could the world go back to the way it was when there’s so much bad that had happened? But in the end it’s only a passing thing, this shadow; even darkness must pass.’

– Samwise Gamgee, The Lord of the Rings

Political Blog, News, Information, Astrological Perspective.Like many of you, I’ve been looking out on the world with a sense of awe at its growing instability and deterioration. I was slightly comforted by Fareed Zakaria’s message to Jon Stewart last night that “things have been worse,” but not a lot. Real-time mayhem has a potent kick, and as Eric so succinctly pointed out on Friday, we don’t seem to be making much progress, cycling and re-cycling the same old stuff, the basic foibles of humankind. Me, I’m mouth breathing over how much intellect we seem to have lost in the last fifteen years, how much fire in the belly for justice and civil rights we’ve surrendered in the last fifty or so.

I ran across a little news story this week that seemed to me the epitome of our national disconnect with reality. A Tennessee man walking in a Walmart parking lot with his young son was passed by a car going way too fast. Startled, he yelled for the driver to slow down, prompting her to stop, get out of the car and come at him with a loaded gun, threatening to kill him. He told her he was going to call the cops and she told him to go ahead, she had a gun permit.

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Planet Waves Daily Oracle for Saturday, July 26, 2014

Today’s Oracle takes us to the Virgo weekly for July 4, 2003

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You are finally getting some of the public recognition you deserve, and getting over the notion that you’re too specialized for your own good. You need to keep in mind that for the foreseeable future, people will be seeing you very differently than you thought they did in the past, when you feared that self-confidence was not your strong suit. That belief cost you quite a bit of time and money, but if you stick to your current plans, you will more than make up for past struggles and losses. As it turns out, what is true has a lot in common with what you believe to be true, particularly when it comes to yourself.

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