Forecast for August 25-31, 2014

Tick…tick…BOOM. It’s time. You know what I’m talking about.

Learn more in my podcast for this week (7:13 minutes) and forecast for Monday’s Virgo New Moon. Been feeling/noticing despair? Read how to Stay Bright Amid the Darkness.

Two tools to help you:  my Inner Guidance System activation visualization and Summer 2014 astro-talk

I have now been making my forecasts freely available for six years. Please support it by booking a reading or making a donation via PayPal to kbiehlATempowermentunlimited.net (and replace “AT” with @). Thank you! And thank you to those who have donated — I truly appreciate your gesture.

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Decisions, Decisions: Forecast for the 2014 Virgo New Moon

August 25, 2014
7:12 AM PDT / 10:12 AM EDT / 2:12 PM PDT
2 Virgo 18

This year’s Virgo New Moon forecast has so many possible titles:  The Day of the Terminator. Lines in the Sand. The Cosmic Alarm Clock. Stop It!

However you label it, this year’s Virgo New Moon means business. It has a back-to-school, back-to-work vibe on steroids, knocking cobwebs from our thinking, waking us from summer doldrums and marshaling fierce, decisive action.

Summer will technically still be with us for another three weeks, but we’ll all be packing up our beach toys and heading for the next, more serious phase. Or finding ourselves suddenly in a vastly different environment, as if unseen hands had changed the set while we blinked.

Some of the action might sting, or stun. This Moon is applying a scalpel to all manner of situations — some long festering, some bottle-necked, some deep, dark and dank, and all ripe to be aired, transmuted, and potentially healed. There’s no room for equivocating, ambivalence, hedging bets or postponing. The Terminator is paying each of us a visit, and resistance is futile, as many a science fiction character says. In many cases he’s doing us a favor.

Everything has ramifications and consequences for the long haul, particularly in our thinking and relationships. We will care, deeply, and that caring is both the launchpad and target. This Moon may be in an intellectual sign, but hearts, passions and values are driving and bearing the brunt of the action. Attitudes will crystalize and spur monumental decisions and actions. You may suddenly see a person or situation in a light that moves them closer or further away. Clues will have been there all along; your perception is what’s new.

The Moon’s ferocity comes from the teamwork of its ruler, Mercury, lord of our information and transportation flow, warrior god Mars and Saturn, ruler of time, order and obligations. The second pair are the real source, close as they can be in the sign of Scorpio. Their fusing is the Terminator, precipitating aggression, strikes, endings, and other acts of commitment, with no going back. This could be positive, remember. It is the outgrowth of the first seven months of the year, the moment of implementing permanent changes that have been under consideration and in progress since Mars bivouacked in the relationship sign of Libra.

Libra’s ruler, the goddess of love, is pushing for action, too. Venus, overseer of all we hold dear, is in a tight, no-nonsense angle to Mars and Saturn that says:  It’s time. Get moving. Give me what I want and get rid of what I don’t.  Her shoves, and their responses, will not be subtle or boring. Pitch   feminine and masculine archetypes in high-drama, attention-demanding Leo against magnetic, primal Scorpio and passions will send off steam, erupt or boil over. (Note to relationship fence-sitters:  good luck staying put!)

Only situations with substance and staying power can survive and flourish now. The trivial, the decaying, the outmoded are all being uprooted and cast aside. Mercury’s position, in an exact sextile to the pair, presents opportunities for decluttering thinking and data streams. (Faltering technology doesn’t have a chance; be prepared to visit tech support or go shopping.) Violence, force and, alas, deaths, will turn minds around and spur people to decisions and action.

Some of that may be anything but rational.  Neptune’s cosmic fog machine is billowing away, with the Moon moving directly opposite it. That will cloud some thinking, spread some illusions or expose some delusions while Mercury is opening the door to demons, paranoia, terrors and the impulse to act on them. (“This is for your own good,” will be a common phrase. So will, “This hurts me more than it hurts you.”)

Cling fast to the higher potentials. They are plentiful, as dark as the news has been lately.  There’s a benefit to all the metaphoric snakes coming out from under rocks. Now that they are visible, we can — and have to — deal with them.

In your own life, notice what is surfacing from your subconscious and cellular programming. Feel it, then tackle it. Take action to change the role it plays:  Drop blaming other people and also yourself. Admit the often tiny ways in which you belittle and devalue yourself. Decide to honor yourself. Choose different language to tell your story.

You can achieve all this without years of therapy. That’s the marvel of this New Moon. Change can come in an instant. Truly. Cosmic quick-change artist Uranus is collaborating with Venus to spring us from stasis and limitation.  Add that to the pressure she’s putting on Mars and Saturn, and movement is inevitable.

It may make startle or shock you. It may make you wince or cry. It will make you see your heart’s investments in a new light. If you are not receiving appreciation and return, guess what? You’ve been given carte blanche to walk away guilt-free. Guess what else? The external playing out is reflecting your own internal process. Your heart is insisting on change. The most important place for that, for you, is in your mind.

This Virgo New Moon is a living phrase book of adages. They’re overused, but everso apt:  Change is an inside job. It’s all in your mind. Change your thinking; change your life.  Advice you’ve been hearing for years. It feels right now, though, doesn’t it? Yep. Make it so.

And if you find your mind wandering to worry or unsupportive thinking, help yourself to this reminder:

 

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Forecast for August 4 – 10, 2014

And the fun begins!  Think big, live large, and be prepared for detours. You’ll see better where you’re going by the weekend.

Learn more in my podcast for this week (6:12 minutes), forecasts for August (extended and flash) and forecast for the weekend’s Aquarius Full Moon, which will be posted by Saturday. 

Two tools to help you:  my Inner Guidance System activation visualization and Summer 2014 astro-talk

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Forecast for July 28 -August 3, 2014

Relationships and money and what you fundamentally want all shape shift in response to the changes we’ve just been through.  Lots of talk, then lots of action.

Learn more in my podcast for this week (7:11 minutes), forecasts for July (extended and flash) and forecast for the weekend’s Leo New Moon. 

Two tools to help you:  my Inner Guidance System activation visualization and Summer 2014 astro-talk

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Somebody Come and Play: 2014 Leo New Moon

July 26, 2014
3:41 PM PDT / 6:41 PM EDT / 10:41 PM GMT
3 Leo 51

Be yourself. Everyone else is already taken. — Oscar Wilde.

The Leo New Moon calls us to live large. After the ruckus and restructuring of the last seven months, it’s time to stop reacting and step into our most fiery, outrageous selves and let our light shine.

By this point, the newly defined contours of our lives are coming into focus. They’ve been freshly drawn and to an extent redrawn as recently as this week. We’re going into this New Moon with our brains still rattling from the latest lightning bolts, epiphanies and outright disturbances, which directly targeted the situations that are falling into (or out of) place.

Now we have permission, if not orders, to celebrate what we’ve come through — and who we have become. Let our hair down, dance, strut and stomp our foot like a four-year-old and demand, “Hey! What about me?”  All the better if the act of stomping makes you burst into giggles.

This Moon is the launch party for the rest of the year, which promises to be more high energy and just plain fun than the first half.  The party’s guest of honor has a hand in that welcome atmospheric shift:  optimistic, beneficent Jupiter, which has returned to Leo for the first time in 12 years. His expansive properties take off when he’s in a fire sign (he rules Sagittarius), and they’re spreading like wildfire this weekend.

Jupiter’s cozying up to the New Moon and pouring flame accelerant onto the early degrees of Leo.  The combo is boosting everyone’s life force, energy levels and need to be seen. Passion, enthusiasm, drama and self-aggrandizing are flaring.  If some people are a little full of themselves as a result, so be it. The rest of us have benefits aplenty. The surge is increasing the voltage of our inner light, to the point that even we acknowledge and see it. And with that perception comes the push to share it — to step into the spotlight, strut our stuff, draw moths that are dazzled by our flame, and have a heck of a time in the process.

As luxurious as this may feel, we can’t laze about in it. Mars is making a harsh contact to Jupiter and the New Moon that shoves us into action. It’s his first bold move since leaving the relationship sign of Libra, where he spent seven months issuing calls for action in our relationships and social order. He put attention again and again on The Other and the role we accord to him/her/it. Now he is slamming us into perceiving and reveling in our selves — glorious, creative, fiery, dramatic, egotistical, playful, even infantile if you like.

Other people are in the picture, of course. They always will be. For the moment, though, cosmic emphasis is on the individual as center of his or her own universe.

This is the follow-up to one of  the gifts of Jupiter’s recent trip through Cancer, which urged nurturing ourselves first before taking care of others. Now the imperative is expressing yourself. Being your Self. Letting your unique light shine so that it’s visible to those who will appreciate, enjoy and revel in it.

Think of yourself as a firefly, flashing your distinctive signal to draw the playmates who recognize it.  If a relationship requires you to stifle yourself, you will find it increasingly difficult to comply.  The line-up of this New Moon can deliver the incentive and courage to make bold moves for your own self-interest.

The relationships that do get you are locking into place now. They’re shaping up, dropping anchor and flowing into deeper connecting, trust and intimacy. Some desires may still be out of reach or delayed, by circumstances or forces not visible to you. Some situations may still have a third party in the picture. Your response?  Dress up and show off. Not to get someone’s attention. If it happens (and it likely will), that’s just a bonus. The main purpose is enjoying being yourself.

Playlist:      “Live For Today” by the Grass Roots
“I Am What I Am” from La Cage aux Folles
“Somebody Come and Play” theme from Sesame Street

Inspirational image:  Zorba the Greek dancing on the beach after a huge project of his has crashed to the ground

Two tools to help you:  my Inner Guidance System activation visualization and Summer 2014 astro-talk

I have now been making my forecasts freely available for six years. Please support it by booking a reading or making a donation via PayPal to kbiehlATempowermentunlimited.net (and replace “AT” with @). Thank you! And thank you to those who have donated — I truly appreciate your gesture.

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2014 Capricorn Full Moon

July 12, 2014
4:24 AM PDT / 7:24 AM EDT / 11:24 AM GMT
20 Capricorn 3 / 20 Cancer 3

When you’re in the thick of action, it’s easy to miss the big picture. That’s coming into focus under the light of this month’s Capricorn Full Moon. It’s providing a platform for viewing the destabilizing and reshaping of recent months and years. Passive observation is not the point of this platform, however. It’s designed to push — push you onto it, push you into seeing, push you into evaluating, and push you (and everyone else) into action.

This Full Moon begins the wrap-up of the tumult we’ll all been experiencing since the winter holidays. We’re starting to see the point of it and where it’s headed. This phase is calculating and unyielding, yet, in a grand sense, forgiving. Players are leaving; alliances are taking new form; potentials are blossoming or blowing up.  People are reaching monumental turning points: shifting shape; viewing themselves drastically differently; banishing annoyances, drains, behaviors and attitudes that have been nibbling away at their sanity, finances and energy.

We are revisiting the complex and divisive energies of April’s cardinal cross. This time, each of us is experiencing them on a profoundly personal level, with the Sun and the Moon now in the configuration.  You have outgrown much; hence the goodbyes and nevermores. You’ve grown into much as well.

For starters, aren’t you taking more and better care of yourself? Or, at minimum, thinking that you should?  Nourishment and nurturing have been themes for the past year, as Jupiter has made his way through Cancer and escalating thechange imperative of the ongoing Uranus/Pluto square. Now at the final degree of that sign (he moves into Leo on Wednesday), he is whipping those themes of nourishment and nurturing up to maximum force.

Consider it a parting gift. Let them lock in at a cellular level and make taking care of yourself your new starting point.  This will happen to some extent whether you embrace it consciously or not. Make the effort. Treating yourself well attracts people and situations that will do the same, and ushers out ones that won’t, can’t or don’t.

Be kind to your inner child just now, too. With what you’ve come through, don’t you deserve a treat? Jupiter encourages self-indulgence. Ice cream or equivalent is definitely in order. That’s not a flip suggestion. It’s an exercise in allowing yourself to have. If that hasn’t come naturally to you before, there’s no time like the present for a work out.

You’ve changed in other profound ways. You are more focused and self-aware. You know more clearly what you want, what you value and who you are. All of that factors into your experiences, emotions, reactions and decisions under this Full Moon.

There’s a definite edge, too. It’s akin to street smarts, or being worldly wise. As much as some relationships and dreams are flourishing, as much as magic and miracles are in fact materializing down here on the earth plane (as they most definitely are for many people), there’s a simultaneous epidemic of discernment, discrimination and awareness in investing time, energy, resources and trust. Long-term security, consequences and viability are part of every analysis. If X feels like it has staying power (and X is something you want), you’ll let it in. If it doesn’t, you’ll drop it, perhaps without explanation or saying goodbye.  Brusk and businesslike, that’s the mode. Second chances are few, at this point, except maybe ones you give to yourself.

See if you don’t find yourself look at situation after situation with stark and sudden clarity:  I like this. I don’t like that. This feels safe (or nourishing) (or supportive). I’m done with that. I didn’t see that coming. And then acting, or responding to others, with that clarity.

Yet it’s not grim. In fact, a lot of it will be fun, life-enhancing and encouraging. Venus and Mars, rulers of our desire and drive, are cooperating beautifully. Knowing what you want and going for what you want come easily, to the point of effortlessness.

The harmony between the cosmic lovers greases social connections of all kinds. This is promising for reaching out, making overtures and following through. Conversations could flow organically on the often dangerous topics of “What is going on between us?” and “Where is this going?” — questions that are as important in business/financial dealings as in romance.

The conversations and the evolving connections both have a mature, responsible and softly therapeutic quality.  No one’s inclined to trifle with his or her own heart or money.  Long-term potential is part of the appeal as well as the nature of situations that blossom now.  A round-robin of energy is running that has the power to soften the stark, mountainous terrain of the Capricorn Full Moon. The current is flowing from the Sun in home-and-family-oriented Cancer to Saturn in Scorpio (and his preference for structure and commitment) to Chiron in Pisces and the potential for transcending longstanding emotional wounds. What unfolds for you now — what you choose to unfold now — can be stable, dependable, nurturing and beyond what your perceived wounds have allowed you to let in previously.

Watch for the brake pedal to come off when Saturn goes direct next week, on July 20. The first half of the year will be soon be distant history. A magical phase of life is beginning.

Two tools to help you:  my Inner Guidance System activation visualization and Summer 2014 astro-talk

I have now been making my forecasts freely available for six years. Please support it by booking a reading or making a donation via PayPal to kbiehlATempowermentunlimited.net (and replace “AT” with @). Thank you! And thank you to those who have donated — I truly appreciate your gesture.

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Forecast for July 7-13, 2014

Personal epiphany leads to your new normal leads to a view of the long-term picture. And the new norm for your connections, too. I’ve been saying:  no lazy summer this year….

Learn more in my podcast for this week (6:13 minutes), forecasts for July (extended and flash) and forecast for this weekend’s Capricorn Full Moon, which will be posted by Friday.

Two tools to help you:  my Inner Guidance System activation visualization and Summer 2014 astro-talk

I have now been making my forecasts freely available for six years. Please support it by booking a reading or making a donation via PayPal to kbiehlATempowermentunlimited.net (and replace “AT” with @). Thank you! And thank you to those who have donated — I truly appreciate your gesture.

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