Sandra’s Celestial Compass for the Week of June 17, 2013
The Sun brings on a new season when it enters Cancer on Friday that officially begins summer in the northern hemisphere and winter below the equator. For the north everything is teaming with life even with the wild weather. The solstice occurs when the Sun is at zero degrees Cancer and is a powerful energy day during which to celebrate, revere and align to connect to the great earth and all elements as water, earth, air and fire that make up the planet. Before the solstice is a conjunction of the Sun and Jupiter on Wednesday opening positive energy like a floodgate of abundance. By the week’s end the Moon will be full in Capricorn making the entire week one of growth and building. This is right on time to help recoup and restore from the past couple of months of intensity and to help you to gain momentum and get onto a positive track before the upcoming Mercury retrograde June 26 for three weeks when things slow down and can even be counter to what you do. For now you can sail forward and build. Mars and Uranus are helpful for energy and Mercury with Venus provides a pleasant mellowing personally with interactions. The water element is significant this week with the Moon transiting through Scorpio two days along with the Sun entering Cancer plus Saturn in Scorpio and Neptune in Pisces all sensitizing the solstice point. Feelings are more on the surface and much mental and emotional stirring causes a need to take breaks, retreat and rest as you are more responsive to what happens around you. This emotional heightening is also the intuitive sense that causes a greater response because you are more in-tune and aware. Finding time to restore vital energy will help you to maintain a balance and be able to handle what you are feeling. During this significant time work toward honoring what allows you to feel safe and at peace that is about nurturing on all levels. Anytime the Sun is at zero degrees the time is sensitive and especially when it is at a turning point of the earth in relation to the Sun. Everything is more critical and also sensitive to projection and purpose. The doorway to manifestation is open once aligned with nature that is genuine when you truly connect through love and reverence.
Monday – June 17, 2013
Moon in Libra
Mars sextile Uranus at 11:20 AM is great to get you going and give you a pleasant boost of energy and enthusiasm for just about anything. You make headway and easily progress toward your goal. This allows taking a new avenue to do something and trying new methods with success likely. It is easier to do things your own way with a positive outcome so think innovatively and try an original approach. What is new and unique has support.
At 4:40 PM the Moon square Pluto causes someone to be up to something behind the scenes with the intent of taking over or having control or influence. Matters can go too far and lack principles in that the act is for the sake of winning at all costs. Be aware of anyone attempting to influence you and step back from them.
While the Moon opposite Uranus at 7:24 PM is active disruption is likely that can stop you in your tracks or cause chaos and complication. The previous angle between the Moon and Pluto was harsh and this is irritating as well as causing surprises in behavior or a breakdown of some sort. It is not the time to push or prod another or attempt to enforce power. Material things can break as well so go easy.
While the Moon trine Mars at 7:49 PM is in effect you can build up and get going in a good direction. There is motivation and progress for your efforts. Taking a step in the right direction is rewarding.
Tuesday – June 18, 2013
Moon in Libra
Not everyone wants to go along with the majority and in your personal life a friend or someone close may be disagreeable and unwilling to get along or work with you due to the Moon square Venus at 7:05 AM. People are just not seeing one another’s views and prefer not to.
Communication is difficult at 10:35 AM while the Moon is square Mercury that creates blocks and misunderstanding due to a lack of facts or information. You are more easily misled or thrown off course. Take your time making decisions and if you can wait until this angle is over that is best.
Strength and an ease of accomplishment comes from the 11:14 PM Moon trine Sun aspect. This is an upward energy flow adding strength and growth in a good way. What you do including making connections is supported.
While the Moon trine Jupiter angles peaks at 11:56 PM you have an opportunity to gain momentum and expansion. This ray benefits your association with others and creates a harmonious atmosphere for gain and growth.
Wednesday – June 19, 2013
Moon in Libra/Scorpio
While in Scorpio for a couple of days beginning at 2:39 AM the Moon affords you the ability to comprehend with great depth and to be able to stick to your convictions. This cycle generates a compelling atmosphere of intrigue and desire to get to the bottom of mysteries and acquire facts and details. Truth and details come to the surface.
The Moon conjunct Saturn at 11:21 AM dampens moods and puts coolness in the air making it more of a challenge to connect with people as they are not interested in socializing. It is a quiet time that could lead to despondency. You will not get anywhere if you push so it is better to go along with the status quo for the moment. It is not the time to expect responses.
Gaining clarity and a thorough understanding of your environment and with others results from the Moon trine Neptune at 11:45 AM. Intuitive perception is strong that helps all to perceive with ease moods, thoughts and intentions. Tune in to know and to gain creatively while the door is open.
The Sun conjunct Jupiter at 12:12 PM is a superlative energy for gain wherever you apply yourself. This is coined in old astrology books “good fortune” so expect the best and most for your efforts. It may be healing, financial increase or harmony where you want to extend a hand of friendship. It patches up and restores wholeness. What you do has the blessing of Jupiter.
Stamina defines the Moon sextile Pluto at 8:36 PM. You have endurance and the ability to follow through for all areas where you need strength to carry on. It is easy to keep things in order.
Thursday – June 20, 2013
Moon in Scorpio
It is easy to make plans and follow through at 2:49 PM while the Moon is trine Venus that creates a nice flow of agreeability between people. Sharing and being of like mind is easy during this time. There is a willingness to cooperate.
Helpful to connecting and conversation is the Moon trine Mercury at 3:17 PM. Efforts to talk and share ideas go well, much may be shared with others and they will be open to sharing with you. It is a kind of list making time for putting together those names with whom you want to have as regular contacts.
Mercury conjunct Venus at 10:57 PM brings together the gift of gab with the availability of others to make very good connections that can continue as positive associations. It is easy to follow through and manifest the right links that are compatible to you. Creative writing is helped by this ray as is anything artistic though there is something special about the written or spoken word.
Friday – June 21, 2013
Moon in Scorpio/Sagittarius
The Sun enters Cancer at 1:04 AM - the Summer Solstice - beginning a new season. It’s the longest day and shortest night due to the earth’s alignment to the Sun in the solar system. The day is the beginning of the Suns transit through Cancer for a month and at this first degree is strong and magical. Taking time to connect to the turning of the earth and feeling its power opens you to its blessings. It is a beginning energy for growth making what you visualize easier to manifest. Cancer is the maternal feminine vibration and everything to do with the home and family and nurturing. The cycle launches a time of greater focus on home and for anyone involved in real estate this is a more beneficial cycle than in recent times.
At 4:31 AM the Moon enters Sagittarius where it travels until next Sunday giving everyone a break from the tediousness of life. This is a free spirited energy that is liberating and brings optimism and hope. Many will not be focused on details but it is refreshing and uplifting from the regular routine of survival and management. Thoughts turn to beliefs, higher goals and dreams of venturing away from the daily grind.
While the Moon square Neptune angle is in effect at 1:05 PM step back and observe so that you can be thorough and gather facts before you respond to anything that sounds grandiose and fanciful. Someone spinning a yarn may be entertaining but should not be taken at face value. If you are asked to invest or make a commitment, hold off until after this time. Entanglements now are a struggle to clear up later on.
Saturday – June 22, 2013
Moon in Sagittarius
You are more likely to be alert and aware at 12:09 AM while the Moon trines Uranus that is innovative and brings a sense of mental expansion. It is easier to come up with a good plan and idea that is slightly different. Being original pays off and those new mental flashes should be noted for use now or in the future. It helps with making your own way and applying your own unique signature to something.
At 5:15 AM when the Moon opposes Mars step lightly and with caution to avoid error or mistakes. The environment becomes sensitized and uncomfortable in that there is likely nervous energy and edginess. Someone may object or want to challenge you.
Sunday – June 23, 2013
Moon in Sagittarius/Capricorn
Hold your wallet close and be conservative with money until the 3:09 AM opposition of the Moon and Jupiter is over. There is too much of a see-saw energy that makes outcomes unpredictable. This can give a rush of excitement but you should not allow situations to overtake you as they likely are going nowhere.
The Moon in Capricorn cycle begins at 4:08 AM leading all toward a more grounded logical place and perspective. This ray is about core foundations of your life and is a call to take a stand about what will be lasing and serve you for the long-term. People are cooler in temperament and attitude.
The Full Moon in Capricorn occurs at 7:33 AM bringing the lunar tide to a heightened peak. Work to have matters in place and plans underway before now so you may then, after this time, relax and allow all your efforts to work. This is a significant peak because it is following the solstice in the opposite sign, Cancer making what you have been doing and begun during the two prior important and potentially reaching a culmination. Emphasis is on career, how you have structured your life and overall the bigger plans. You are underway.
Nice support comes from the Moon sextile Saturn at 11:59 AM that helps with working through anything in a beneficial way. What you work on now has durability and substance.
The Moon sextile Neptune at 12:28 PM brings in added awareness as psychic ability and even telepathy that helps you as needed either to know more about something or to be able to understand in-depth situations or others. This intuitiveness can be utilized for self exploration and to gain answers of a higher nature.
The sharp edge of the Moon conjunct Pluto at 8:37 PM either helps you to be firm and stand your ground or it creates a forced play or challenge. Either way it is wise to know what you are doing before you act. At the least its stark vibration is alerting to truth.
Wait to be involved especially in scraps and arguments until the 11:28 PM square of the Moon and Uranus is over. Watch what is happening around you and do not act in haste or put yourself at risk. You may feel an impulse to leap though should not.
For the Week
Safe; connected; restore; light eternal; receive; nurture; nest; comfort; sooth; manifest; accept
My eternal spirit continues through time in the loving nurturance of the divine feminine.
The rising Sun streams forth light across the ocean onto me enlightening of my true needs and knowledge that I may now grow from this point in time and place.
Colors & Stones:
Moonstone; shells and all objects of the sea; mother-of-pearl; pearls; agate; beryl; calcite; carnelian; pale shimmering gemstones
Oils & Herbs:
Marigold; sunflower; peony; neroli; mandarin; geranium; moonflower; heliotrope; cowslip
Throughout time the earth turns and the solar alignments heat and cool with the cycle of life being reborn yearly. This week the solstice point is connected to Venus in Cancer making awareness of love in all its aspects strong. In water signs, these form a flowing vibration to Saturn in Scorpio and Neptune in Pisces, also water signs that helps you to see the higher connectedness to spiritual realms and making it easy to understand the meaning underlying relationships and what is happening personally in your life. The simplicity and simultaneous grandeur of Mother Nature is afoot moving on its own course and always there to tap into and connect with in every way. For some it is taking a dip in the ocean, gardening, sailing to feel the wind or in your own way connecting to the earth. All the elements that form the earth are surging powerfully during the day of the solstice. Cancer is ruled by the Moon that is the feminine and has great influence on everything from the movement of the tides to emotions. A meditation on your feelings and where you want to restore, receive healing and to be nurtured will connect you with this great vibration that is always there for you. The maternal spirit of the Moon and the feminine vibration is the essential element of existence in that it is the reason everything exists through the birth principle. Everything is born and has a birth time, date and place that is a cosmic pattern of entrance onto the earth plane. You have a link to everything that goes back through time via your ancestry. You are connected to history and in the now may find your way to manifest and rebirth with the help of the great solstice. In the southern part of the planet where the opposite cycle is occurring and the full Moon is in Capricorn the concept applies, too in that Capricorn is the opposite sign from Cancer and is polarity, the masculine principle and father time. Everyone everywhere may tune in, tap into and connect with the great earth, the feminine of Cancer, the masculine of Capricorn and celestial harmony to bring forth strength and renewal. It is the natural order of this dimension.
Yours in Truth,
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The Cosmic Plan
Sandra Helton, PhD