This post follows the full moon cycle in the Ox, aka: the water buffalo (7/3) through to the new moon (7/18) in the Goat. This is a testy patch of aspects so do your homework and stay focused on your positivity.
Mercury goes retrograde motion (spins backward in the elliptic plane) on July 7th in the Monkey sign. The best laid plans may come to a screeching halt after a big, elaborate production. Take this time to stop, slow down and reassess the circumstances. It’s time now to mend fences. Let the chips fall where they may then pick them-up to get re-oriented and re-organized. Pour out the milk of kindness on your bitter ends and use less abrasion in the daily grind. Stay on the bright side.
This full moon on July 3rd brought us the Water Buffalo effect. It’s kinda self-explanatory but for those who don’t get-it immediately it means: this beast is stuck in the mud and only goes where it wants to, when it likes.
In order to bring something to fruition (= waxing, full, yang moon) (get it to where you want it to go) keep things at a slow simmer and reduce the heat. Use the carrot not the stick and allow nature to take it’s own sweet course.
Save yourself grief and misunderstanding by staying cool as the ego can be badly crushed and bruised like a summer berry in the hot sun. Sacred cows are prone to stampede when you brush up against them in the wrong. Don’t provoke them or throw a red flag down, or make any sudden moves.
Wear pleasing pastoral colors and stay nested in the shade to rest away these mild, summer days. Where ever you are, where ever you go the cow’s manner and mainstay bode well with regular routines and by following the rules. This is done to keep cheerfulness intact and auras buffed to a glow and helps avoid the risks of becoming a scapegoat.
Long term alliances can be successfully navigated and cultivated in this cycle. The overarching energy (like and umbrella) blends well with a cautious and careful type of deliberate, bold action. If you know what you want, go for it. If you are not sure then please sit back down. Just wait until after the next spin cycle and your stack of choices will look different.
The auspiciousness factor must be wrangled like bulldogging a steer. Once you get what you want, where you want it, tie it down and put your brand on it!! Just remember what you catch and keep you are fully responsible to care for.
By all means do let the good times roll like a red carpet over this summer pasture of pleasurable, planetary influences. Many of these celestial patterns are green as gold!! Make hay, while the sun beams bright. Before you know it Mercury will reverse motion (ellipse behind Earth) on July 14th. Plant a stake in the ground to lay claim to your fortune now, by Friday, July 13th or wait until after the retrograde period for stability.
There will be no loitering with these grand aspects and life altering configurations. The cow digests life energy with seven stomachs so the old adage “what you resist will persist” is in situ, now. Expect matters to keep coming back and when they do try and remember that cream rises to the top.
And if/when life gives you the shaft, (as it certainly will, none of us are immune) make bread and rise above it. Good Luck all my starlings ~
Stars & Signs: posting lucky stars for the full moon cycle in the sign of the Ox up to the new moon in the Goat. Summer is a push-me, pull-you of fits and starts so go easy and tread softly. Whatever impressions are made (or re-made) will be long-lasting and deeply felt.
Rat – aka: Sagittarius, mouse, mongoose: Lucky stars are weak and accident prone so stay low and get off the treadmill. Racing about will only make things worse. Conserve your energy and preserve the fresh fruits of the day. The next big round of peach blossom luck is coming in August so be prepared in advance. Use the mercury retrograde period to rest up and restore your sacred self to gain a new after glow.
Ox – aka: Capricorn, bull, cow / planetary influence – Pluto, full moon cycle: Your big, beautiful cow eyes have the whole world mesmerized at the moment. There is simply nothing you can do about this feature until a parade of seasonal aspects pass by. If you try to stop or change the course of things you will only get tangled up in some pretty nasty barbed wire. Alas the process to get unhinged from that kind of mess can seem never ending. Use this retrograde period to let things go and don’t find any reason to moan. De-tangle the mind and refresh the soul.
Tiger – aka: Aquarius: How can such a tiny, little thing make such a big commotion? The smaller the particulate matter seems to be, the larger the swamp it appears to grow in. Raise the white flag and declare peacetime meditations for all your endless frustrations. Get out your periscope and search for a long view way beyond the errors you see glaring at you. This advice is the only known cure to resolve the abyss you’ve drawn and quartered. You must see this for yourself, life is a mirror. Don’t try to hold down the fort with a strong arm as it will only respond to a warm heart.
Hare – aka: Pisces, rabbit, cat, fish / planetary influence – Neptune retrograde 6/4 to 11/10: There is a temporary echo effect running through all your premium channels. Your luck stars are an icky, tricky, slippery lot. Whatever was said and read and what you thought was put to bed -keeps popping it’s head back-up again. Get back, Jack, back in the box. Chatter reverberates concentric hurdles that our bunny friends must hop through. Use the retrograde period of Mercury to bind and bond your heart to a higher state of mind and lay low in the meadow. The obstacle course out front is filled with calamity, no amity. Just go slow!
Dragon – aka: Aries / planetary influence – Uranus retrograde 7/13 to 12/13: Bigger days are dawning for you and victory banners are flying your colors. You settled for far less and got way more than you bargained for. A new feathered headdress fits you better than you may have first expected. To whom much is given, much will be expected. The dark days are over and it’s time to play the game again so belly up to the bar. Mercury retro period will give you time to adjust your ego while all the cosmic dust settles. Meanwhile Uranus proceeds to cut a swath through the whole tapestry of your life in a new fashion. Keep those shears sharp, last season is still a bit tacky.
Snake – aka: Taurus, serpent, bull: For you my slinky friend this upcoming Mercury retrograde period is like a giant treasure hunt of the lost and found. Shed that old skin and the let the new you slip and slide into the perfect niche. There are a finders-keepers of infinite possibilities raining buckets down on you. Fill-up the watershed with what you really need and let the rest go by and by. Recently something got past you… but no worries, it’s coming back-a-round again. Oh, look it’s a golden ring!! This time just reach out and grab it! Something that is getting itself set, will soon be ready for the long run and go the distance.
Horse – aka: Gemini, twins / planetary influence – Jupiter and Venus: Luck stars are flying all around you in the most miraculous and delightful way. Glory days are upon you so raise the scepter of what’s right and claim the story that is yours by birth. Doors will open to you in the time and place that you need them most and in ways perhaps you would not have expected or could imagine. Shake off the cobwebs of the past and race to catch the finish line, its a win-win with a purse full of goodies that has your name on it. Just show-up and go for it! Lucky you!!
Goat – aka: Cancer, sheep, deer / planetary influences – Sun 6/20 to 7/21, New Moon 7/18: Finally after some tough, rough patches that never seem to heal you’ll be seeing fresh, solid new ground on the horizon. Recently some tangled, twisted-sister aspects (in a world of chaos) spilled out of your elixir vase that stained your dream-scapes. No sense trying to scrub out the spots or make them go away by ignoring them. To mend the botch apply time and attention to whatever assails you from inside out. Heaven shines big lucky stars to lead you out of the dark forest. Let your intuition guide you back to being well grounded in what matters, not weakened by what doesn’t.
Monkey – aka: Leo, lion / planetary influences – Mercury retrograde 7/14 to 8/7, Sun 7/22: Shake, rattle and roll… then stand back and see the crowd be pleased by your striking talents and rare qualities. While mercury is retrograde stroll down memory lane but don’t get lost in the past, find yourself in it. Though you may not know it you are between a rock and a hard place. Be mindful to the lucky stars that can help you navigate these treacherous waters. While the sun shines the passing fancies are coming to you en mass but what you really need right now is to be a friend to someone that will outlast any fad.
Bird – aka: Virgo, phoenix, rooster: Mars recently departed your station leaving a heck of a wake in it’s trail. You may feel blindsided by all the lingering after effects of a slow burn at lift off. With this transit came a monumental shift. Ashes to ashes, we all fall down so we can rise up again. Liberty is a cloak that comes in one size fits all. You must be prepared in advance for all the nips and tucks, here and there to get a true fit. Luck stars have you leaping tall buildings with a single bound and coming out from under the bottom to land on top! Shake those tail feathers and when you least expect it, you will win!
Dog – aka: Libra, lion, scales / planetary influence – Saturn, Mars: There is a lot heaped on your plates for some time now and the are all spinning non-stop. Fortunately your lucky stars have finally let you catch a break. Those minority factors really count. That’s because they chronicle the last vestiges of the end while they herald a whole new beginning. Let it all go through the wash for one more spin then let the new story in your life unfold. Dip your oars into the water and make headway to a wider sense of being and meaning. Good days are coming directly to you, just up the bend.
Pig – aka: Scorpio, boar, eagle: Now that you’ve found the golden needle grab your golden lasso and thread it through the tiny hole. Then survey the territory carefully (using your psychic sonar) to locate the one thing that will stitch all the discordant parts of your life back together. Remember a pigs curly tail is infinitely useful so use it as a corkscrew or to construct a kaleidoscope. Better yet use it as a plot twist. Really that little twizzle of yours is endlessly adaptable for anything, anytime you need it. Especially for getting out of tight corners or bringing things back together. Negotiate to make the most of the best and by letting the less go.