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Libra Weekly Horoscopes for July 7, 2014

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Tumultuous start to the week due to the Cancer Sun squaring Uranus in Aries on Tuesday and Venus in Gemini getting her feelings hurt by both Saturn and Chiron on Monday. Saturday’s Full Moon in Capricorn looks to be another milestone because many people will find they have gone as far as they can on a certain path, for better or worse. No getting around it, we’ll have plenty to think about this week.

The Cancer Sun triggering the Uranus-Pluto square probably introduced us to all kinds of security issues depending on where Aries, Cancer and Capricorn fall in your chart. Since Mars and the North Node are in Libra now, it is relationships of all stripes I vote most likely to be highlighted. Whether it is our relationship with money, lover, spouse, children, boss, coworkers, all types of friends or job, we may need to examine those relationships to determine how big a role feeling secure plays. Are we staying in them because we are afraid of what would become of us if we leave? Or do we stay because we are better for participating in them. If we realize we really, truly want to make a change, then in my opinion the decision must be a mutual one based on input from all parties. Screaming explicatives and slamming the door behind us is a bad idea and likely to backfire. Go the painful but rational discussion route if you possibly can. Probably the most important realization has to do with far more downsides to upsides in staying in place.

Soothing the Cancer Sun after its run in with Uranus are Saturn in Scorpio and Chiron in Pisces. Those three form a harmonious Grand Trine on July 8 and offer a path to healing the wounds left by the Uranus-Pluto square. This may take some painfully honest self examination but it will be worth it.

Venus in Gemini has a rocky start to her week but it does end quite well. After running afoul of the water sign duo of Saturn in Scorpio and Chiron in Pisces the first of the week where she may be sharply reminded about keeping her flirtatious ways within bounds, Mars in Libra gallantly steps up to soothe her wounds on Sunday. By the way, Sunday is the best day for a romantic outing of some kind.

Another celestial change of note is Mercury finally returning to Cancer on July 12-13 after its extended stay in Gemini. Emotions will have much more impact on our thinking and staying objective could be more of a challenge.

Cardinal lunations like the upcoming Capricorn Full Moon are all about taking action and those with personal planets and Ascendant from 20° to 24° in the cardinal signs (Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn) are going to get this message loud and clear. Now is the time to get to work on changing whatever is holding you back!

If you know your Rising sign, please read the horoscope for it too. :D

Feeling frustrated because no one else seems to get your sense of priorities returns to plague you at the start of the week, Aries. Being tactful may not come naturally to you but you can do it. You also need to maintain a balance between your family’s needs and your career demands now.

Discussions about money matters with your partner may not go well early this week, Taurus, which might result in some hurt feelings on both sides. The situation is best resolved by either agreeing to disagree or taking time to search for common ground. New information may emerge on the weekend to help smooth things over.

Thought you might want to know, Gemini, you have one more week where your mind works like a finely tuned machine. Move tricky problems to the top of your list and get them out of the way now. Take a through look at your financial picture late this week. It’s possible some compromises may mean more to spend on leisure activities.

You might get a curve ball thrown at you on the job early this week, Cancer. Thankfully matters should improve fairly quickly with a disciplined, pragmatic approach. If you are struggling with a relationship issue, talking it over with a fair minded family member could help. Getting this situation resolved one way or the other is important.

Be careful who you flirt with if you are out socializing with your friends at the start of the week, Leo, as it may cause problems at home. Fortunately this situation will probably blow over fairly quickly if your explanations are sincere and tactful. Make up for it next weekend. Be spontaneous!

F.Y.I. if you have unfinished projects at work, Virgo, now is the time to get those wrapped up. Your attention may start to drift next week to the idea of spending more time with friends. It is your relationship with your creative side and your peer group where you might be selling yourself short. Be kind, OK?

One way or another, Libra, you’ll probably in the thick of things again this week. Your tact and overall tough but fair-minded approach to life can be an example to others. The first couple of days this week look to be the most challenging to your equilibrium with next weekend being far more favorable.

While you may not think of yourself as a peacemaker, Scorpio, that is exactly what you might be called on to do the first of the week. When others are losing it, your compassionate side along with your general strong-mindedness should kick in beautifully. These experiences may help you realize how effectively you can communicate.

Family and money issues could make for an uncomfortable start to your week, Sagittarius . . . as they would for most folks! If this gets you thinking about your relationship with money in general and what you need to do to change it, then it is all to the good. Sunday is a wonderful day for celebrating life!

Capricorn, most of you are dedicated to climbing the ladder in your career and you are usually good at it. At this time it is more important than ever to sit down with your colleagues, solicit their opinions and offer yours in return. You know it takes a team effort to achieve the big goals.

Feeling free to express your opinions is very important to you, Aquarius, but you might want to bite your tongue the first few days this week where your coworkers are concerned. If you do step in it and you wish to make amends, a good way to do that may come to you over the weekend.

Pisces, whatever projects you have going where your home and family are concerned that require you to share information frequently are best completed this week. Next week may find your attention being drawn to planning fun leisure activities. Looks like you might get a head start playing this weekend!

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Full Moon in Capricorn, July 12, 2014

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There is a cardinal Grand Cross on the Full Moon at 20° 03′ Capricorn on 12 July 2014, 04:25 AM PDT, created by the Cancer Sun, Capricorn Moon, North Node in Libra, South Node in Aries and Mars in Libra. Don’t worry, it is a garden variety Grand Cross . . . nothing like the one back in April with the Uranus-Pluto square. Mars is the only planet taking part in both Grand Crosses and it is on its best behavior conjoining Ceres in Libra and the North Node. Perhaps this time we will be able to finally begin to clearly see the issues we were buried under back in April.

The Full Moon in patient, logical Capricorn stands ready to shine its light into our lives and show us where we need to put in some hard work to achieve our goals. Capricorn’s ruler, Saturn, is sextile the Full Moon and trine the Cancer Sun reinforcing the theme of taking responsibility and doing the work so necessary to success of almost any kind. Since the lunation chart is dominated by cardinal water, taking steps to look after our families while being sensitive to the feelings of those we love is very important.

Ceres, Mars and the North Node in Libra bring out the best of Libra, a sign noted for a strong sense of fairness, equity and a willingness to negotiate a win win outcome for all parties. Of course, all will need to compromise but it can be done. Ceres in Libra knows everyone thrives when they feel their efforts are appreciated and fairly rewarded. Mars is there to see people take the necessary action while the North Node in Libra provides the framework and vision for the path forward. The Aries South Node’s need to go it alone is overruled by the strongly supported North Node.

Ideally, the Libra contingent will be able to work with the Cancer-Capricorn axis to bring everyone together. If we acknowledge the need for individuality (Aries South Node) yet show respect for family traditions, perhaps we can find a way to appreciate and accept how much stronger we all are when we work together as a team. This Grand Cross pattern holds the potential to see each side’s point of view and where they stand. Hey, the first step to figuring out what to do is to clearly identify the problem!

Both Mercury in Gemini and Jupiter in Cancer are poised at 29°, ready to move into the next sign. By the next lunation, the Leo New Moon, Jupiter will be in fiery Leo and Mercury back in closemouthed Cancer. The semi-sextile between these two planets has a feeling of finality. Check to see where those planets fall in your natal chart to help determine what may be coming to a conclusion in your life.

A trine from cheery Venus in Gemini to Mars-Ceres in Libra promises good things in the love and romance department. It ought to be easy to come up with great ideas about how to make your sweetheart feel loved and appreciated. Share a moment of beauty together or give flowers and a card expressing your heart felt feelings.

Acting as a brake on the Uranus-Pluto square is Saturn in Scorpio. Saturn is inconjunct Uranus in Aries and sextile Pluto in Capricorn for the last time and we may revisit issues brought up late last year. Practical solutions based in reality will be the most easily sold to the powers that be. In a sense, Saturn acts as the anchor on this Full Moon, all to the good.

Standing outside of the fray again, Neptune in Pisces quietly swims along at 7°. Unless you have personal planets or an Ascendant at 7° in the mutable signs, Neptune will probably fly under your radar. No bad thing in my opinion!

We may finally be able to make some tough choices on this Capricorn Full Moon. However it would be best if those choices are made jointly. Put all the information on the table and make sure everyone has a chance to say their piece. Be as kind and tactful as possible when presenting your case, especially if emotions are running high. Clearing the way to move forward may not be easy or pleasant but it is necessary. Blessings and Light to all.

On a personal note: Another mixed bag lunation for me with the Sun exactly trine my Mars in Scorpio and the Moon sextile to it. Jupiter in Cancer squares my 29° Libra Sun whilst Mercury in Gemini is trine to it. Since both my Sun and Mars are in the twelfth house, acting on behalf of others continues to be a theme in my life.

Mars and Ceres in Libra are within degree of the midpoint between my Sun and Moon which puts me right in the Libra hot seat! Right in the middle of negotiations!

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Riding the Tides of Cancer Season

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When the Sun left airy Gemini for the waters of Cancer on the Solstice, June 21, we became much more aware of  an ebb and flow to our daily lives. Just as the Moon affects the tides, so do aspects to the Cancer Sun makes as it moves across the sky.

The first major event for the Cancer Sun is the New Moon on June 27 with the sweet trine to Neptune in Pisces on June 29. Ordinarily a cardinal New Moon usually signals action but this time Mercury is at a standstill preparing to station direct on July 1, so there may be more false starts than true ones giving us the feeling of a slack tide. Besides, no sense in getting in a big rush until Neptune’s fogbank begins to lift and we can see where we with to go!

It might feel like the tide is all the way out, revealing all kinds of debris, when the Sun opposes Pluto in Capricorn on July 4. It’s time to take a long look around, pick up our garbage and toss it out for once and for all. Those of us who had a tough April under the Grand Cross are probably very well aware of what needs to go and what we can sensibly keep.

A few days later on July 8 the tide comes rushing in with a vengeance when Uranus in Aries squares the Sun, bringing changes and perhaps an emergency or two. We may have cause to be grateful Saturn in Scorpio is trine the Cancer Sun later the same day and is on hand to throw us a lifeline. However it will be up to us whether or not we grab it. It’s sink or swim time, folks!

The Full Moon in Capricorn on July 12 highlights why we might be feeling angry so much of the time. The Moon’s Nodes in Aries and Libra create a Grand Cross plus there is the waxing square to Mars in Libra (exact on July 18). Aggressive actions may not be a great idea due to severe undercurrents creating a rip tide. Rather than jumping in with both feet, take a step back and seek compromise or risk getting pulled under. Mars under pressure can cause impulsive behaviors at exactly the wrong time.

Both Mercury and Venus slip into Cancer after the Full Moon and even though neither will conjoin the Sun before it enters fiery Leo on July 22, they will be there in the background providing support from July 12 through July 22. Tea and sympathy anyone?

Something to remember as the Cancer Sun triggers the Uranus-Pluto square is this has been happening every Cancer Season since 2012. I realize the memories of April’s Grand Cross are still quite vivid and we may revisit some of those events. However the Sun moves quickly and is usually more helpful than not, shining light into the corners allowing us to see more clearly than before. Perhaps we can begin to acknowledge, accept and move on. Life does regardless.

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Summer Solstice 2014 – Uneasy Times

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Here in the northern latitudes midsummer arrives on June 21 this year and it is strongly cardinal again, reminiscent of 2010 thru 2012. The Moon is in assertive Aries widely conjunct Uranus, tempting people to push their personal agendas regardless of who opposes them. Mars in Libra is still within orb of opposing Uranus in Aries and squaring Pluto in Capricorn adding more fuel to the fire. It looks like we have yet another six months of general contentiousness to contend with.

The “give me liberty or give me death” crowd represented by the Aries Moon conjunct Uranus are not likely to listen to compromise even though it would be in their best interests to do so. Rather than giving them more fuel, disengage and quietly walk away . . . something many will find hard to do.

The Aries Moon also conjoins the South Node, making it part of a T-Square with the North Node in Libra squaring Jupiter in Cancer. What may become more apparent is the increase in clannishness where people choose to divide their world into those who are “family” and those who are not. Rather than accept this state of affairs, we need to draw on Jupiter in Cancer’s big heart and expand our concept of family to include of all sentient beings and to see the entire planet as our home.

For those like myself who far prefer peace and harmony over running from crisis to crisis, there are some helpful aspects. One is a gentle, harmonious trine between Chiron in Pisces and Saturn in Scorpio and another is Venus in Taurus’s sextile to Jupiter in Cancer. Both ask us to keep our hearts open and empathize rather than being quick to pass judgment.

Retrograde Mercury in Gemini conjoins the Cancer Sun and is exactly semi-sextile Venus in Taurus. Usually Mercury in Gemini is all sharp edged brilliance and prefers to live in the mental realms but being up close and personal with the emotionally aware Cancer Sun and softened by Venus’s influence, it may be forced to recognize the possibility of emotional intelligence as well as intellectual.

The Libra North Node’s message is one of compromise and cooperation, not only on this solstice but the next as well in December when Mercury, Pluto, Venus and the Moon in Capricorn all create a T-Square with the nodal axis. If we don’t heed Cancer’s emotional appeals perhaps Capricorn’s hard-headed common sense approach will get through. We are living in interesting times!

We may as well prepare ourselves to embrace more change because the Uranus-Pluto square continues to be a major factor. However by now we are probably familiar with the lessons it is teaching us and hopefully are busy doing our homework. Hang in there!

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Libra Weekly Horoscopes for June 9, 2014

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If I didn’t know the Sun was in airy Gemini, I’d think we had skipped over into Cancer season. The week starts out with an underwater feel to it. The Scorpio Moon is trine a stationing Neptune in Pisces and Mercury in Cancer is now retrograde. It is far better for dancing and dreaming the night away than heading off to work on Monday. Those whose jobs require mental acuity could have a rough go of it the first couple of days this week. Lots of caffeine might do the trick but it could also result in mindless babbling.

On Wednesday the Moon enters Sagittarius and the build up to the Full Moon in Sagittarius on June 12-13 begins. The two strongest aspects this week are Venus in Taurus opposing Saturn in Scorpio just before the Full Moon and Mars in Libra squaring Pluto in Capricorn shortly after. In other words from June 12 to June 14 the celestial pot will be stirred . . . vigorously!

There is a big difference between the Venus-Saturn opposition and the Mars-Pluto square. The first is in fixed signs and is softened considerably by Chiron in Pisces trine Saturn and sextile Venus. The key is allowing our vulnerabilities to show, rather than saying “I’m fine” when we’re not. To be accepted and loved as we are can be a deeply healing experience, something the healer in both Scorpio and Pisces delight in.

The second is in cardinal signs and a direct Mars in Libra is a lot more willing to stand up and push back at Pluto in Cappy. It hasn’t been that long since the Grand Cross in April and all the issues raised at that time are still going to be fresh in our minds. The square will put the most pressure on 12° in the cardinal signs. In case you’re wondering, Mars in Libra won’t oppose Uranus in Aries until June 25 and won’t catch up to Jupiter at all before it moves into Leo, which is fine with me. Jupiter created enough trouble during the Grand Cross, blowing everything out of proportion.

By the way, Saturday is not the best day for getting together with friends and family because the Capricorn Moon hits all the Grand Cross planets one after another. Plenty of scowling faces and people competing instead of cooperating may be the norm. Either Friday night or Sunday is better for pleasant social events.

Least you forget this is the first week of Mercury retrograde in Cancer too. Err on the side of caution and treat everyone gently and respectfully because there will be plenty of people feeling very thin skinned this week. Play nice, people!

If you know your Rising sign, please read the horoscope for it too. :D

About the time you feel like everything is putting along a good clip, Aries, you could run afoul of problems on the job such as an employer who wants to totally micromanage everything. You are among those who may want to schedule weekend activities with others either Friday or Sunday. Just saying . . .

Being pleasant and charming comes easily to you now, Taurus, and you may have gotten overconfident and asked too much of your significant other. Since you know you have a history of ending up in stalemates, maybe it’s time to reconsider your tactics and allow your tender, vulnerable side to show.

Your brain may have felt like it was put on pause this past weekend, Gemini, making you feel a little nutty. Be aware you might not be communicating as effectively as you think the first part of the week. Best chance to figure out what’s going with you comes later in the week through conversations with old friends or your partner.

Cancer, you are very good at hiding your feelings behind your “shell” or social persona. This week you may find yourself leaning on that ability more than usual because your internal dialogue is quite distracting. Some of April’s issues could come back to haunt you late this week like it or not.

Depending on your mood, Leo, you could opt for making the social scene late this week or you could take the time to see about resolving a situation involving family demands and pleasing your employer. Whatever you choose, please do your best to remain open and flexible in your thinking.

Being flexible is your best option now, Virgo, and you are surprisingly good at it. It would be good to pay close attention to both your employer and various family members when they show up asking for your time. A long time friend may have helpful insights for you too this week. Active listening time!

Chatting with close friends can give you a much needed break, Libra, but you will probably be drawn right back into the fray this weekend. Sometimes you have no choice but to step up and take action. At least you have more energy than you did in recent weeks.

You may not like to admit it, Scorpio, but you have your insecurities like everyone else and they may get in the way of resolving differences with your significant other this week. Remember the best answers are often the simplest and your best bet is to go with your inner child on this one.

Slightly confused start to your week, Sagittarius, which might be due to having too many distractions and people competing for your attention. A general sense of restlessness could strike you late this week along with the desire to make changes. Take some time to review your current situation before making any radical moves.

As much as you’d like to make time for more leisure activities now, Capricorn, your plans to do so may hit a snag this week. You might get hit with a return of career related issues you thought you had resolved earlier plus getting a straight answer out of your partner (personal and/or work) might be harder than usual. Good luck sorting this out!

You might be tempted to overindulge when you are out and about this week, Aquarius. What seems like fun at the time may turn out to be riskier than you thought and could even cause you to miss work . . . something your boss is bound to frown on. Be careful out there!

Pisces, you could start off the week wandering around in a fog though this should begin to clear away by midweek. This is one of those times when following your first intuitive response may work out better than using logic and reason. Avoid group activities on Saturday if you can.

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