AstroCast for July, August, and September, 2012
By Gwynne Mayer
As promised we will have a longer astrocast for the next three months. There are many aspects going on in the heavens that are moving and shaking up the psyches and personas of all of us. Some of the areas of concern which I will focus on are the following: full Moon conjunct Pluto on July ¾, Mercury turning Retrograde in Leo 15th of July to August 8th, Neptune’s continued retrograde movement in the early degrees of Pisces, Pluto continuing retrograde in Capricorn turning direct the 18th of September, Saturn in the latter degrees of Libra with Mars close behind, Uranus turning retrograde in Aries the 13th of July until the 13th of December. Whenever a natal chart is cast, we must consider hundreds of aspects that affect each individual, but by no means does it surpass the human will. Our will is of primary importance and the intent behind what we say and do has everything to do with prognostication. When we read these forecasts, please know that they are only tendencies and are not set in stone. If you are a follower of my forecasts, you know to read your Ascendant/Rising Sign first, your Moon sign next and thirdly, the Sun Sign. If you have any further questions, contact me to get a computer generated print out of your chart.
Aries is counting their monies and making sure that everything is in order. Changes in your life have been extreme and your relationship to partners in both business and personal are causing strain that then strains your budget. You have a chance to learn new things and develop your spiritual life to an extent that allows forgiveness, canceling out any bitterness that you are showing partners. You have friends who need you and you need them, mainly because you have felt that you are all alone out there in astro land, fighting your battles all by yourself. Be sure and be truthful and up front with someone you trust to let them know what is happening in your personal life. Taking care of long term health care is important now as well, so make sure you have your health needs in order so that you won’t be suddenly taken down by some bacteria or virus due to lack of rest and sleep. You need to be cautious around the middle of August with cars, communication and everything that is around short travels. If you are planning a long trip, over a thousand miles, then please have everything in order and take care of your car if you are driving and make sure your tickets are accurate if you are flying or by any other means. You have been giving lots of thought to choices you have made, the decisions that come out of those choices and what to do next. You may have to reconsider some ultimate life choices due to the extreme changes that are occurring in your life. You will find that finances should become more beneficial and investments might pay off these next couple of months. Watch your temper and keep your thoughts at an affirmative level! Take care of your health and make sure you are eating properly for your optimum health.
You are coming to terms with past life issues recently, seeing what really rings true for you and making amends to those you feel you have hurt in the past. Your sensitivities are at their optimum level so make sure you are not being overly sensitive or reading into others actions more than was meant to be. You are really getting to a point with your children of honoring their independence and they no longer have to be under your thumb or ownership in order for you to be approving. You may find yourself on top of your investments and accountable for your debts as they need balancing as you well know. Don’t take any big risks at this time, just paying attention to immediate financial concerns and paying those to whom you are indebted. You will find some major changes are occurring in your life over the next few months; they might not be noticeable until the fall, but the changes are definitely occurring in your psyche and you deserve a better life than you have been living, one free of addictions, negative habits and a better relationship to partners. You are doing some deep psychological work that will pay off in the next few years in ways that you have not considered. You are finding that your creativity is at its maximum in professional concerns so pay close attention to getting creativity and finances in alignment. You will be rewarded greatly for your adjustments and patience in all of the above areas of your life. You are getting ready to make a big turn so you want to navigate in a way that doesn’t leave you owing anyone anything and helps you stay free of debt and stress. Your love life definitely will start improving in August and you might even meet ‘the one’ very soon! Take time during the Full Moons July 3rd, August 1st and August 31st to meditate on forgiveness and your ability to show ‘love’ to all who have been in your life.
Past life issues are looming and have been over the last few months. What have you learned and assimilated about these issues? You are not one to spend a lot of time analyzing yourself, mostly you are good about analyzing others, but now it is time for you to take a close accounting of your actions and communications and if they are really getting you what you want out of life. These issues may raise their ugly heads during the Mercury retrograde times, July 15th to August 8th because Mercury is your ruling planet and it will force you to internalize all things you have kept on the outside of your psyche. You are really having some amazing opportunities on the horizon in your house of career and personal authority. You will be much better off if you rely on your own personal acumen and let others know that you ‘do’ have a great sense of authority and prosperity in your life. You might find that finances will get better and better as a result of this attitude. Do not live in a dream world about all of this and get confused in the process, but instead analyze each and everything that comes your way in the opportunities of career. You will find that arguments with your children or adults that act like children are on the rise, especially stressful, so let them have their say, then take to heart, only those things that ring true for you. You do not have to accept the blame for everything, but you need to turn it around so that they can each be ‘response able’ for their actions. That will take a great deal of stress off of you. Spend more time during the July 2rd Full Moon, meditating about your peace and prosperity and spend quiet time walking, swimming, exercising alone to create the affect throughout your body.
Cancers are really having a bout of ‘how does my partner feel’ lately, so that they can get a handle on how they are ‘feeling’. Not good! Cancers need to own their own feelings especially in partnership. This is a crucial time for you Cancers to assess how it feels to be in a relationship with someone like ‘you’. You have changes occurring in the area of career and authority issues, good changes that will give you and opportunities to advance forward and never look back, but you have to come out of your ‘hominess’ in order for this to occur. Put your best foot forward. You might also get a windfall of monies that will help you be more independent and less dependent on your partners. Some changes in your status in relationships may occur mid-August and if this is the case please think positively even if the changes look as if they are bringing you down. This is all for a good reason and you will find yourself in a much better position to take on the world, even if you find yourself all alone. You are becoming much more independent in your life and if you look at it from a ‘spiritual’ perspective, your spiritual life is gaining more momentum because you are less dependent on external events and people for your own happiness. There may be some sense of melancholy that comes with this, so just go to a good movie or two and cry your eyes out and you will feel much relieved after all is said and done. Your finances will also be in better shape when you gain your independence from ‘dependency’ on others to adjust your income. This will be a positive move in all respects so keep reminding yourself of your strengths and not your weaknesses.
Leos are learning how to scale down their spending lately, so many ups and downs in the financial part of their lives leads them into a more conservative flow, allowing savings to build up if possible. It is time to look at the ideas of prosperity as opposed to conservative living and how that affects most Leonine types. All of us Leos need to take a second look at how we are communicating our grandiosity when Mercury turns retrograde in our sign, July 15th to August 8th. It might be a consideration worth contemplating as to how we process information, especially the way we communicate and be more careful about saying exactly what the ‘truth’ is as opposed to the way we ‘want it to be’. It is also a time to consider what comfort and safety means within the home, our sacred space and learn how to provide that at all times rather than allowing others who might take advantage to infringe on our innate freedoms in that regard. There might be new opportunities come along the middle of August which will help augment the Leo lifestyle in all directions, financially, career orientation and possibly new love coming into the picture. For those married Leos, you might want to look at rekindling the romance sector of your life and upgrading the marriage to a more exciting theater of possibilities. Taking care of diet and health concerns is primary in the Leo life with Pluto moving quite slowly in the area of health. It means that new disciplines and habits toward good health and diet, possibly massages, natural foods, less heart palpitating foods would be advantageous during the long period of the Pluto transit. The old days of careless eating and health habits have definitely caught up with us and now it is time to make a commitment for a ‘quality life’, less indulgence and more natural discipline. Reward yourself once a month with a great gourmet delight but remember the calories and cholesterol the next day. Hard advice for those of us who think we are entitled to the ‘best’ at all times.
Virgos are really trucking along with their careers becoming more defined and money matters more realistically evaluated. The only thing that Virgos need to watch closely is the ‘idealism’ they have around relationships and what is ‘reality’ and what is an ‘illusion’. There is a great deal of co-dependency in the Virgo nature as they continue to ‘serve’ in relationships; this does not mean subservience by any means. When a Virgo figures out the rules of the relationships he or she is engaged in, then ‘Katy bar the door’! There is no greater partner as a good Virgo who has their priorities in place and can handle a mature relationship in a way that allows everyone to have his/her own way and still be intimate and successful. There are new horizons presenting themselves in the area of career, but take a closer look when something sounds too good to be true and evaluate/discern these new opportunities as to what you feel is comfortable for you in the ‘long haul’. Your creativity has become intense just as your love life has also become quite intense as well. The two may coincide and you will be finding new and exciting ways to augment the relationship just by following your inner guidance. Mercury retrograde will give you some ‘hesitation’ July 15-August 8th but you can whether this storm with great resolve if you don’t over analyze every mistake and every miscommunication that comes your way. You are Mercury ruled so sometimes when this planet goes retrograde three times a year, you almost decompensate with frustration. The good news is that this will be over August 8th and great things are in store for you in your love life after all of that, so stay tuned. Take into an account all the familial patterns that have shown up in your love life and try to work these out in a mature and experiential way, not to mention to forgive all of those who have harmed your ‘romantic settings’ in the past. You are incredible in the ‘excitement’ department so let yourself have a fun old time and let your hair down! (Rhetorically of course)
Librans may have a bit of a ‘downer’ on the Full Moon in Capricorn, July 3rd, but they will regain some of their momentum after all is passed. Librans have enjoyed the restrictive Saturn in their sign for the last two plus years and are now getting ready to pass the wand to Scorpio so they can enjoy Saturn’s presence the next two and a half years. Librans have learned many lessons about life, love, relationships and what they can handle in career pursuits so it is a never ending learning curve which is now on the upswing and can be looked at carefully from a more objective view point. Others have thought you have had your head in the sand, however this is not the case, as you have been resting up so that you can ‘bite the bigger bullets’ presented to you this fall. Your partners in both business and personal arenas have been bouncing around with change and never ending energy. You might feel that you can’t keep up and that has been true, but have you ever asked them where they are ‘going’ with their energies? Don’t put yourself down because you have not been keeping up, because ‘now’ is the time for you to ‘catch up’ and get the rewards for the harder times in the last couple of years. There might be some major changes in your career corner come the end of August and it might throw you for a loop, but you will land on your feet and reap the rewards of making these changes so ‘not to worry’. You have great potential around your birthday so keep a positive attitude and you will succeed at anything you do!
Scorpios are responding to the transiting north node with some degree of independence and learning about themselves and the way they survive. Right now it would be a good idea for Scorpios to assess their inner value and their outer value and make some decisions as to how they want to pursue their interests as well as how they want to live their lives with partners and in business. Quality is the key word here. Most Scorpios are getting ready to go through a major reassessment with Mars and Saturn in their 12th house sector. Much has to do with the finding out what ‘shadows’ lurk in their unconscious and making some strides to help themselves work through the labyrinth of problem areas, especially in relationships, because of not facing their demons in a way that was enlightening. Now is the time to become more enlightened and conscious in a loving and nurturing way, especially to self. You are an deep thinking type of person who demands even more depth from partners and people with whom you associate. Let them know in a kind way when you want more from them than what you are getting and quit with the manipulation or the hidden meanings behind everything that comes along. Either start being more truthful up front with your communications and learn the truth about others in the beginning or pay the consequences of having felt that others take advantage of you because of your seemingly naïve ways. Now that is not true about you being naïve and you know it. The chances will be out there the next few years to make some good decisions about money and prosperity as well as getting involved with truthful and committed people in an intimate way so watch for these chances coming your way.
Sagittarians are facing one opportunity after another and will be also looking at ways to advance their spiritual side of life. There are many ways this can be done. Each Sagittarius needs to be aware of his/her own toleration levels as well as boundaries. The Sagittarius person is always about helping and guiding others and seldom takes their own advice, especially about boundaries and finding limits with which they can be comfortable. There is always the underlying feeling that ‘something else must be done or someone else must be helped’ to take time and energy away from their own nurturance. This causes some real stress in the life and will also come out with certain ailments if not considered and make healthy adjustments. There are many creative things going on in the mind of the Sagittarius right now and the time is ripe to make these things happen in a big way. There are some concerns on the home front and often times the feeling of being ‘trapped’ by family matters, not to mention the never ending duties one feels toward family. You are the only one who can make amends in this direction, especially if you have a partner who relies on you for advice and nurturance. You will find that you have some independent thinking that needs to be acknowledged especially around the middle of August when more is to be revealed.
Capricorn takes a rest from its Pluto transit only to be reminded that Pluto is not finished with this sign. The Full Moon on July 3rd will be a solid reminder of the stress and somewhat the rewards of having Capricorn as a prevalent sign in your chart. The Moon will be in Capricorn when it is full as always the opposite sign of the Sun while the New Moon is always the same sign as the Sun. It would be wise to watch all your ‘p’s and q’s’ during this time and know that you will be rewarded at some point for all of the hard labor to get ahead during this transit. Finances have been up and down but if you have learned your lessons well, you are on the upswing, being more realistic about your budget, your investments and what you can afford. No one says you have to suffer so accept all the good things and especially monies that come your way during this time, especially if you have worked for it. Learning to trust the right people and those who have your best interests at heart has been a huge learning curve for you lately. The Venus opposition to Pluto in August will also bring some unexpected interests from someone, most probably from your past. Just let the good things keep coming and realize that your stress filled moments must be met with meditation, prayer and restful sleep. Take care of any car problems that come up, even if minor, they will prevent an accident down the road and will know that you are taking care of it. You have been so busy with other things that the car and travel may have been neglected. Stay on the safe side with health, friends and vehicles, not to mention communications which will be abundant during this time. You can handle it!
Aquarians are feeling the cosmic shuffle as the heat is on this summer. You are being more realistic about life in general and have dropped some of the illusions you have lived with in the past. You are making great strides in your career and home life because of this and are much more in touch with ‘life’ in general. You have the need occasionally, probably during the Full Moon times to lie back and relax, with a bit of gourmet and wine to help you get in touch with that highly intuitive personality of yours, but you will be back on your feet quickly and saving the day for yourself and others. Your energy is very high and you are becoming more and more capable of seeing others and intuiting the needs of others, especially if you are in the ‘healing arts’ so stay firm with what you are being gifted with from the cosmos and keep a steady ground. There may be some delightful changes in your home or you might be renovating your home to bring more light and healing energy into your life. Be sure to look into the ‘feng shui’ of your space and see how you can better ‘enlighten’ your home base which is your sacred space in many ways. Your creativity will be at a maximum level with a few surprises during the next few months, but you will be prepared if you keep your eyes on your eating habits, your health routine and your rest and sleep. I can feel your energies whirling around you and sometimes, even the best of energies wear you out!
Pisces is becoming more and more in touch with the need to be organized and sequential in examining career, relationships and home life. It is hard to do with Neptune pressing on your nerves and scattering your thoughts and energies in many directions, but you can do it! Situations may take off in career matters in ways you had not expected and that will cause you some second thoughts indeed, however these are only guide posts and need to be acknowledged and put in your memory banks and ‘lessons well learned’. The important issues for Pisces, right now, is not to set some goals in ‘stone’ but to allow for situations to change in order to optimize results. The time to rest and enjoy your ‘daydreaming’ and ‘meditation’ will be more than necessary especially during full Moon times, the hard one is July 3rd, however there are other situations coming up that might throw you a curve or two, such as the Mercury Retrograde July 15….only lasting a few weeks, but still causes you to stumble around a bit. So keep your feet firmly on the ground and know that your heart is in the right place and persevere onward. Your spiritual life, including your intuitive life is moving at rapid speed, so much so that you might get signs from ‘above’ which guide you along the way. Watch your dreams during this time and think about keeping a dream journal, even if you remember only a few things. Your life is truly made up of your dreams and intuitive hunches and you don’t want to ignore these post signs along the way as they come from your unconscious and are really telling you where your intentions are and how to survive the ‘real world’. Make sure you are doing something creative with your time and energy so that you will feel more settled in the ‘flow of things’. Creativity even in thinking is your strong point. Coming up with new ideas and new thoughts, but also making these ideas ‘realistic’ and ‘solid’ along the way. You are a treasure to those who love you!