Wednesday, July 1, 2015

July 1st Full Moon


July Full Moon

I’ve been reading some things about the Venus-Jupiter conjunction that sound blissful. Almost like advice in the book The Secret, thinking and visualizing our way to love, wealth and eternal bliss! Too bad it’s nonsense. (In fact, research shows that pessimists achieve their goals at a higher rate than do optimists, and the depressed assess their ability to influence outcomes more realistically than do happy people).
 Score a point for Eeyore. 

I can see the reason for the hype--when the planet of love and money (Venus) aligns with the planet of luck (Jupiter), it’s got to be good, right? What if I told you that Venus is also appetite, and Jupiter is excess? It’s probably been a good few days for junk-food vendors. Venus and Jupiter aren’t the only planets in the sky (astrology--and astronomy, would be so much simpler if they were), and we have to take account of what else is happening. 

What else is happening is a big old turbulent Full Moon. See the Sun opposite the Moon (circled in red)? See how the Sun is aligned with Mars (god of war), and the Moon is aligned with Pluto (god of death, i.e. troubled endings?). This is a Moon that says gain and loss are all tied up with passion, love, territoriality, jealousy. (Thank the stars “love” made the cut, or we’d really see some fireworks). 

Venus-Jupiter align in the sign of Leo, the Sun rules the sign of Leo, so it all ties together. This is a Full Moon about resources--what’s mine, what’s yours, and who owes what to whom. Fun stuff. Ultimately, it’s a Moon that will “illuminate” our value system. There are people who can afford a fancy sports car, but buy a less expensive model and send the difference to charity. That’s a value system. There are people who silently steam when they see someone using a welfare card in the grocery store--that too, is an indication of a value system. There are people who share and never count the cost, people who keep a tally, and people who think sharing is a plot thought up by left-wing liberal hippies. It’s all value systems, and it’ll “show” under this Full Moon. The Supreme Court just ruled that marriage (love) licenses must be given with equality to any pair of consenting adults who want to marry and that’s a show of this Moon in action.  

If this Full Moon impacts our chart (on or near 9 degrees of Cancer-Capricorn or 21 degrees of Leo will do it) a “turbulent ending” may bring us gain; gain may cause a turbulent ending, we’re counting the cost or not counting the cost of gain, loss, and passion. Yes it sounds like a mess but there’s an out: art and creativity are highly favored under this Moon. Get out your crayons and have at it.  

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Equine Astrology TOD for Friday, June 19

Equine Astrology TOD for FRIDAY, June 19: Aspects today (into Saturday) impel us to want to dress up, show off, make pretty. Moon in Leo is a bad time to buy new duds or anything to "adorn the body" though, so make do with what you have. (And if our horse looks like this one no need anyway; best we can hope to do is ride quietly and not interfere with the beauty already his!)

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

WED & THURS Equine Astrology TOD

Equine Astrology Tip of the Day for WED and THURSDAY, June 10-11: The Moon is waning (a phase of removal) in the "killing" sign of Aries, and I've yet to order fly predators so guess what I'll be doing shortly? (Don't order your predators under a void moon or you might end up with a bunch of vegans.)

Monday, June 8, 2015

Equine Astrology Tip of the Day for TUESDAY, June 9th

Equine Astrology Tip of the Day for TUESDAY, June 9th: Morning hours are the pick of the day for riding because by afternoon distraction and annoyances set in. Then again, a relaxing ride might be just the thing to help us deal with irritations. If we end up walking home on our own two feet, our horse clearly didn't agree.

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Equine Astrology TOD for FRIDAY, June 5

Equine Astrology tip of the Day for FRIDAY, June 5th: Encounters with a dramatic individual tonight (Thursday) may inspire us to change direction tomorrow so don't be a drama queen while riding this evening--or we may find our trusty steed playing-catch-me-if-you-can tomorrow.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

THURSDAY, June 4 Equine Astrology TOD

Equine Astrology Tip of the Day for THURSDAY, June 4th: We're moving into a several-days long period when getting rid of parasites is favored: now through Sunday June 7th, de-worming horses is particularly effective. If the parasite in question is of the human kind, we can try deworming them but better to just tell them to go bother someone else, don't you think?

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Tuesday, May 26 Equine Astrology TOD

Equine Astrology Tip of the Day for TUESDAY, May 26: We're in a pattern that inclines us to over-apply aids today into early tomorrow riders. Remember that horses can feel a fly alight. Speak softly, and don't carry a stick (or whip, or spurs, heck, just ride bareback. Naked. In the moonlight. Let the neighbors talk--they're gonna want to anyway, with the current chatty pattern in the sky).