This Month’s Full Moon at 29 Aquarius

The Moon is waxing towards full, and by the end of the week on August 22 it will reach full moon at 29 Aquarius.   Mercury is today at 4 Virgo applying to a conjunction with Mars. They will meet exact on August 19th at 13 Virgo. It is as if Mars and Mercury give the Virgo assignment to our Leo King Sun, announcing something. 

Leo, in its immature form, is focused solely on the self.  But by late Leo it must come to terms with the hollowness of that selfish focus, which never creates a legacy for others.  Why does someone amass wealth and fame to begin with, if it is simply to benefit himself?  Can he enjoy this wealth alone?  It is like the story of King Midas.   The service element of Virgo comes more strongly into play with a more social impulse through removal of the excess that must be brought into service to health of the whole social organism.  Then once balance is achieved, the nobler side can later be transformed through union in Scorpio and so on, going through the externalization process of the winter signs to create and sustain future life for a higher purpose.

Looking more closely at the combining of Mars/Mercury at 13 Virgo as messengers and assignment givers, we could look at the Tarot for that decan and the Sabian symbol for interpretation. 

Lynda Hill gives the following description for Virgo 13/14, “lines that make connections of a family tree.”

I love this as it suggests a “knowing where you fit in.”  We all have a role to play in the great story of humanity, whether it is a family, a community, or an organization. But if we are disassociated or feeling like an alien or outcast, we are disabled in our purpose and cannot connect with others, then we miss out on the richness of life and the opportunities where we could have made a difference.    The Tarot for the second decan of Virgo is 9 Pentacles, representing wealth and success, enjoying rewards through hard work and maturity.  

This full moon, which is the second full moon in Aquarius this month is at 29 Leo/29 Aquarius, has the symbol of AN UNSEALED LETTER WITH VITAL AND CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION. Information needs to be communicated with integrity and from the heart so that the right people can see and hear it and benefit from it.

The 29 Leo Sun is opposed to the Moon at 29 Aquarius represented by the symbol of MOONLIT FIELDS, ONCE BABYLON, ARE BLOOMING WHITE.

Hill writes, “This symbol shows learning from the past, possibly from great civilizations like “Babylon”, and taking the seeds from the past and making even greater achievements in your own time and place. (Service to the future generations.) Even though the grandeur of the past may be lost, changed, or damaged by war or time, the energy and power remain. This symbol reflects the permanence of the natural essence of a place, a person, an idea, or a civilization. You may feel that you are in the right place at the right time. Your best qualities are recognized and appreciated. When you are following a true path, you can rely on the support of the universe in its flow. Rewards coming from efforts of past generations. Ancestors surrounding. Seeds of the past becoming the fruits of the present. The middle east. Fruits of culture. Artifacts.”

The Caution: Destroying ancient lands or monuments and the old through religious beliefs or greed. Projecting the sins of the world onto people or places that are foreign.

The opposition at 29 Leo/29 Aquarius shows the polarity between alienation to one’s roots and place or alienation to the self, as opposed to a deep sense of belonging to a time and place.  Holding back what one needs to communicate and the selfishness which must be overcome through trust and devotion allow the greater good to flow by following a true path.  The deep connections we feel to a sense of time and place and a belonging to the greater story of family, ancestry, and the unfolding of humanity – the bigger karmic picture.   

We can in our time literally meet our ancestry and connect to one’s ancestry in more tangible ways than ever.  We can discoverer confirm our paternity if it is not known.  We have the ability now to trace one’s DNA, even to solve crimes based on knowing a person’s DNA.  This was not possible a generation ago.   I feel this is a special turning point regarding the idea of bloodlines, ancestry, and the connection to history.  Humanity is still full of so many mysteries.   If we really reflect on these things, we can come to a sense of wonder at all the things we still don’t know and understand.  

Mercury’s Cazimi

Mercury forms its interior conjunction with the Sun in our geographic location of Tomball, TX at 9:01 am on August 1, 2021, which as I write this, will be tomorrow. I plan to be sitting in front of the sunrise again tomorrow morning, just sitting, sun bathing and meditating on life and love. I hope to keep doing this as often as my schedule allows. This free act act of meditating is empowering to me. I use the practice of heart rhythm meditation.

Since all of my children are currently at home, my house has been quite full this summer. It feels abundant and happy and yet there have been fewer times and spaces for the alone time which I thrive so much on. I am not complaining though. I will gladly give up my alone time for my three any day. We are all so seldom together in one place anymore so I am taking it in eagerly, knowing the alone time will come soon enough with as much heartache as it will with that essence of peace and quiet. Each of my children are in quite temporary states. One is visiting only for a few weeks, the other is staying temporarily for year or so to get on his feet, and the third who is still in high school has not yet polished her wings enough to leave home.

Meditating in the sunrise, I sit down on the park bench and it takes me a few minutes to trust my surroundings enough to close my eyes. Once I do I am still connected to the sounds around me, the birds and the cicadas. Then as the sun rises above the horizon and crests above the trees and the building which block its immediate view, the sunlight hits my closed eyelids. It lights up a dark orange-red color through the curtain of my closed eyelid skin. After one or two minutes, I adjust to the red curtain of sunlight on my eyes. The relaxation helps me board a kind of inner transporter. I am taken from the mundane and transported somewhere else in my being entirely. I began with 5 minutes the first day or two, then increased to 10 minutes, and by today I was up to 30 minutes. I skipped one day in the past ten days or so even in that short of time I missed it.

Mercury’s movements make me think of the story of Quetzcoatyl or the Egyptian God, Thoth, or the Greek Hermes. These have been filling my imagiantion as Mercury makes its cazimi tomorrow. Thoth is believed to be the original author of the Egyptian Book of the Dead, the first inventor or writing, magic, and all the Hermetic arts. Messenger of the Gods, Hermes was the wing-footed Greek version of the Mercury figure. Then there is Loki, the cunning and infamous Norse God! In western astrology, Mercury represents mental processing and communication by any means, speaking and writing. As Mercury crosses the heart of the sun, we might imagine him gathering up all the messages he is to deliver to all of us back here on this side of the veil. Be brave, stand in your truth and be ready to accept change and blessing.

By August 8th, we have the ignition of the “Lion’s Gate” Portal, “an annual cosmic alignment of Sirius, the brightest star in our sky, aligning perfectly with Orion’s Belt and the Pyramids of Giza in Egypt. Sirius is the star of abundance, creativity, and devotion. When it joins forces with the sun in Leo, for whom the portal is named, the energy to manifest, transform, and bring balance is increased exponentially.” I plan to dwell on my bigger creative dreams. It is Leo Season afterall; and the manifestation of good for myself and others whose lives I have had the privelege to touch matters. I think that any positive thoughts which bring abundance and peace are good. These positive energies are so dearly needed in these times of materialism and greed. Whatever the question, love is the answer. Growing the energy of the heart will create transformation for good.

Are you an Astrology skeptic? Chris Brennan’s article entitled, 10 Questions About Astrology from a Skeptic gives astute, informed answers to provoking questions. Brennan is known in the astrology world for his thorough podcast where he features panel guests and they engage in discussions on astrological topics. My favorite question in this article was, “If astrologers are so good, why aren’t they rich?”

This brings up the topic of financial planning or investment strategy and forecasting and the study and application of astrology for such planning, which if you are new to it, this is a thing! There are many books published on this topic by specialists in the field of astrology.

If you want a quick read on the subject of Finance and Astrology, check out the Allure Article – How Financial Astrology Could Help You Budget, Invest and Save

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Let’s discuss it! Please Share: What are your most skeptical questions about astrology? What part of astrology do you struggle with?

Solar Eclipse to Occur Thursday, June 10th

The moon passes between the Earth and sun coming up on June 10, 2021. It is “eclipse season” at this time each year. The solar eclipse follows the lunar eclipse after two weeks.

This eclipse will be visible in Canada, Greenland, the Arctic Ocean and Siberia. To see a Nasa video model and maps of how this eclipse will unfold, visit this link. It will be partially visible for much of the rest of northeastern North America, Greenland, Northern Europe and northern Asia.

It is expected to last 3 minutes 51 seconds,” according to EarthSky.

The event will conclude around 6:29 a.m. ET.

Sun gazers are reminded to wear special solar eclipse glasses to protect your eyes while viewing the celestial phenomenon.

This is just one of two solar eclipses in 2021. A total solar eclipse will be visible on December 4.