Full Moon in Aquarius: Slingshot into Outer Space

Full Moon in Aquarius: Slingshot into Outer Space

The moon is full in Aquarius on August 15 (7:29 am)! Spring free and spring forth up into outer space! Sun, Mercury, Venus and Mars in the sign of Leo pour the glamour, glitter, and gold on thickly. A lioness pounces on goals, taking pride in striving for success. What victories can be relished then loosed and catapulted into the great beyond to benefit all? A Leo quality is to shine in uniqueness, but the Aquarius moon asks how special talents contribute to the group.

Bruised egos and perceived slights cook up drama as a battle ensues to determine who is boss. Words are heated, and tempers flare hot. Fuel for self-expression wills strong emotions into creativity! Haughty kings and queens come out of the woodwork to sit upon the throne. Where do we reign as royalty, showering attention upon those we love and getting showered with love by others?

It is the season of sun-drenched summer parties and various forms of entertainment. How can we celebrate who we are and those we love? In the theatre of life, one side of the mask is the humorous clown, getting laughs from the audience by playing the fool. The other side of the mask is weeping, but will the performer convey tragedy and tears to the audience?

Jupiter in Sagittarius resonates well with the planets in Leo, as a fire is lit in the belly. What passions are calling to you at this time?

To cool heated situations and detach when needed, try burning one of Coventry Creations’ Emotional Balance candles. This rich blend of sandalwood and rose helps us find our emotional center and operate from a place of calm. To launch your unique talents and benefit the group, light some of Shoyeido’s Ruby incense. Part of their Jewel Series, this incense is designed to evoke the energies of the ruby, a stone of strength, heroism, and courage. To express joy as well as the vulnerability of sorrow, carry with you a piece of lapis lazuli. This stone has been revered for thousands of years for its noble qualities, and it helps us to express our desires to other and to the universe.

Full Moon in Capricorn:  Lunar Eclipse

Full Moon in Capricorn: Lunar Eclipse

The lunar eclipse in Capricorn (4:30 pm, CDT) and the full moon (4:38 pm, CDT) are on July 16!

A kissing goodbye and a bidding adieu is bittersweet. The solar eclipse on July 2 brings about an epiphany, opening a new door. But, for the door to open, an obstacle that is blocking its path is removed. The eclipse on July 16 brings to light what can to be let go of. Being drawn back into the past occurs, stepping closer to a sense of completion. This allows endings to outworn situations so that transformation can begin.

Mercury retrogrades July 7 – July 31, turning up the volume on subconscious underpinnings. Eclipses plus Mercury retrograde redirect the course; routinized rhythms reset. Untold stories become unearthed. Truth is stripped down to its bare bones, to its skeleton, having a sobering effect. Difficult conversations resurface and finally get to the root of the problem. Yet non-verbal cues and underlying meanings may reveal more than direct communication. Mercury turns direct July 31 and dynamics reverse. Calm waters turn tempestuous as a storm rolls in, just as problems resolve and disappear.

Saturn and Pluto join the moon in Capricorn, as matters are finalized. Limitations are defined. Issues regarding real estate arise. Power changes hands. The influence of Saturn and Pluto give emphasis to the topic of boundaries, such as walls and structures that divide, separate and support. Trauma surrounds the borders of our country, as accountability for the treatment of fellow human beings is called for. What boundaries need to be set to prevent cruelty and suffering?

The well of intuition runs deep right now. Psychic and empathic antenna is tuned in, receiving messages from the ethers. Whatever ends up lost in translation over the radio fuzz becomes clearer as the summer continues.

To allow change to enter your life, try lighting the Wishin’ Mojo candle from Coventry Creations. This candle is designed to help spur manifestation and help you grant your own wishes. To put to rest that which is ready to leave your life, bring some of Shoyeido’s Peace incense into your daily practice. This serene blend is meant to help bring a calm, even mind that can proceed forward with wisdom and purpose. To find the path which most suits you, consider adding some of Eye of Horus’ Dragon’s Blood oil to your routine. This vibrant oil has both a strong earthiness and a distinct fire and is designed to help increase our personal power and vitality, allowing us to take on life’s challenges.

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Full Moon in Sagittarius: Rocket Ship Launch

Full Moon in Sagittarius: Rocket Ship Launch

Full Moon

The moon is full in bombastic and wild Sagittarius, Monday, June 17 (3:30 am, CDT). Celebrations ensue for Midsummer on June 21 (10:54 am, CDT)! The longest day of the year gives the most hours of daylight to explore the world and discover the fruits of summertime!

It’s the essence of letting the animals out of their cages to roam free and lighting the rocket ship to watch it launch full blast! Travel, whether through a book or on a train, fills the soul up with wisdom and new perspectives. Seeking adventures and exploring provide outlets for maximum energies that peak during Midsummer. Dreams and schemes that have been gestating during 2019 are born. The risk-taking gambler comes out to play and make it big. Celebrations and libations may be aplenty, though keep aware of imbibing too much!

Midsummer

Strengths of Sagittarius are honesty and bluntness, which can shock the sensibilities at times.  Use sensitivity when communicating, as words can flare up and be extra cutting. Anger, moodiness and irritability intensify with Mars in Cancer. The sign of Cancer rules family, mothers, home, roots, and nourishment; these areas of life are stirred. How can we blow off steam to release some of the pressure and promote a sense of well-being? Fighting instincts may be sparked by personal, cultural and political strife. The boxing gloves are on, but the punches are indirect.  What are strategic and protective ways of responding to turmoil?

Summer Solstice launches into eclipse season with a solar eclipse in Cancer July 2 and a lunar eclipse in Capricorn July 16. More to follow!

To constructively harness anger, consider burning one of the Wicked Witch Mojo Outta My Way candles from Coventry Creations. This “magic with attitude” candle was created to help clear obstacles and negativity in order to help you be and do your best. To help choose which projects to concentrate on, try burning some of Shoyeido’s Creativity incense. Part of their Kyoto Crescent Moon line, this combination of cinnamon, clove, and spice is sure to help get your creative cycles spinning. To enjoy the fruits of summer and celebrate, add some of the Eye of Horus’ Van Van Spray or Van Van Oil to your daily routine. This bright, lemony oil blend is perfect for helping raise the mood and inject some added positive vibes into everything you do.

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