Forecast for the 2016 Capricorn Full Moon

July 19, 2016

3:56 PM PDT / 6:56 PM EDT / 10:56 PM GMT

27 Cancer 40 / 27 Capricorn 40

by Kathy Biehl

The Capricorn Full Moon invites looking at the ground beneath your feet and where it’s leading.  Remember that? You haven’t seen much of it this year, what with the fog and dust and general wooziness that’s beset us all. It’s clamoring for attention now, though.

You’ve been regaining awareness of it over the past couple of weeks, which have felt like coming out of a daze, or a dream. The Cancer New Moon brought you to with a good, long soak in emotional needs and impulses, mostly your own. The effect is still with you. They have sensitized you, awakened your inner child and molded the way you are viewing and experiencing the fundamentals in your life.

Aren’t you more attuned to what feels safe and secure, what nourishes you, and what does not?  Recently this focus has been on immediate nurturing (and wishing someone would deliver it). The Full Moon shifts the questions to how to provide for and safeguard sustenance for the long haul.

Now that the fog is clearing, what exactly is beneath your feet? What’s it made of? How stable and supportive are your foundations and the structures in your life? More importantly, how do they feel? Solid? Rickety? Warm and fuzzy? Cold? Do they have staying power? Even if the answer is yes, this is a time to consider whether you really want them.

The same questions are coming up about your goals, as well as all the work you’re putting out. Are you seeing solid results from the efforts you’ve been expending? Are they leading anywhere? Anywhere you want to go?

Answering the questions may put you through a cold calculation. This is “Santa Baby” territory, which prefers long term value to fleeting pleasures.

You might not entirely trust your assessments. The Capricorn Moon’s ruler, Saturn, is still squaring transcendent Neptune, and with the ruler of form clashing with the ruler of all that is formless, cosmic fog does cloud perceptions.

Still, honor your emotions; trust your instinctive reactions. They are on fire within the fog. Messenger Mercury and love goddess Venus are beaming supportive high energy to Saturn. Risks and impulses to leap will take you to solid destinations. Maybe structure and commitment, maybe a wall…but solid nonetheless.

And much as you might prefer to be the baby, this is the time to be the adult in the room. Or at least to look around and see if any adults are present.

This Moon has enormous incentive for you to step up and be the adult. To take responsibility for your long-term security. To protect and provide for your inner child, and make up for the shortfalls it (and you) have experienced throughout your life.  And very possibly, to recognize allies who have stood the test of time — or are up to standing by you for the long haul.

An elixir of nurturing, motivation and healing is coursing through the skies, because of the open current, or grand trine, from the Cancer Sun to Mars in Scorpio and Chiron in Pisces. (The latter two bodies are pouring cooperation directly into the Capricorn Moon as well.) The mix fosters bold, fearless, loving resolve and follow through, whether that’s baring our heart to another or cutting a connection for the good of all concerned.

With Mars making its third pass since spring over the final degrees of Scorpio, the healing coming off the action is penetrating to the max, extending to deep, scary, scarred places we have kept hidden, even from ourselves.

The lineup also favors connections with a therapeutic impact on our core and abiding wounds. They are in line with the approach of Imago therapy, pioneered by Harville Hendrix: that we work out childhood issues in our closest adult relationships, and can experience healing when a partner provides the special flavor of love and understanding we didn’t receive from a parent.

If you sense a relationship has this potential, brave and gentle candor may pay off in profound and lasting value. Or it may reveal that your sense was misplaced. Either outcome ultimately furthers and strengthens your emotional bottom line.

Whatever the nature of this Moon’s status report, action is likely to follow. We’re running situations and goals through the filter of the heart and evaluating whether they make us feel good, safe or secure — or worth the effort. Then responding.

Watch for a flurry of airing and removing anything that might threaten foundations or structures (rot, decay, debris, termite damage, phobias, assorted crazy talk).  Watch yourself sort through your life with a steely eye. You’re watching out for your inner child, as well as for your future.

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Forecast for July 18 – 24, 2016

Time for a reality check. And cost/benefit analysis with highly personal benchmarks. Inner children are nudging their hosts to act like adults already. Impulsive, risky communication pays off in certainty. Forget drawing hearts in the sand. You want a diamond, a deed, a paved path to the future. Or at least, certainty.

Learn more in the Astro-Insight podcast for July 18 – 24, 2016  (6:12 minutes).

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Forecast for the 2016 Cancer New Moon

July 4, 2016
4:00 AM PDT / 7 AM EDT / 11 AM GMT
12 Cancer 53

by Kathy Biehl

July’s Cancer New Moon is drawing us all into the water. It’s luring us with the promise of comfort, an escape to days gone by, a safe haven for wallowing and pouting, and maybe just a warm and soothing bath.

The Moon is in her home base, stirring primal emotions, impulses and needs. They (and we) could all benefit from some TLC just now, after the weird, confounding ride that dominated the month of June. Give the adult in you a time out and treat your inner child to gentle nurturing and reassurance. This Moon has the formula to deliver just that.

Cancer is all about home, family (genetic, ancestral, chosen, tribal), emotional and financial security, and feeling so safe that you could sleep in the back seat of a moving car. The sign ranks traditions, nesting, and clucking over loved ones high on the hierarchy of values. Mommy issues reign supreme (including arguing over who gets to be the baby), and food is the currency of love. (Well, maybe guilt is the coin.)

The topic of exactly who’s in that protected sphere of family is a topic all over the current news, nationally and internationally. This Moon highlights the issue in the US by falling on the day celebrated as the birthday of that Cancer nation. The personal impact will have you seeking shelter in your own home base and/or gravitating to people you love or who feel kindred.

This Moon’s waters have the power not merely to soothe, nourish and unleash a wellspring of emotion, but also to connect hearts and souls in ways that unhook us from normal reality. Watch for nonrational experiences of relatedness (telepathy on overdrive, and fusing both emotions and thoughts), as well as zany creative inspiration pouring out in floods. They’re all coming through the open channel of energy linking cosmic messenger Mercury and the New Moon to Neptune, ruler of illusion and transcendence. A power is on tap like the one that drove Robin Williams’ rapid-fire vocal play. Some moments may well take on the feeling of a baptism or other holy rite.

Down at the shallow end of the pool, delusion, self-pity or us against them protectionism may occasion behavior fit for toddlers. Splash back at your risk; there’s plenty of healthier, stabler areas elsewhere. These waters are overflowing with full-spectrum love, from the highest we-are-family level to connecting with one special one, deeply, intensely and fearlessly, with no intent (and perhaps likelihood) of take-backs. The Mercury/Moon/Neptune link is only one reason for this. Another is the hook-up between the cosmic lovers, Venus and Mars. The feminine is in hearth goddess mode, while the masculine is exploring his sensitive side. (Cue Christine Lavin’s song “Sensitive New Age Guy.”) Hearts are hungry for sweet, tender connection, and our drive is primed to make that happen. With Mars now direct after a long retrograde in Scorpio, he’s ready for bold, nigh on fearless (and probably permanent) movement on matters that have been simmering.

Embrace the time out. Soak in it. Head for water, blast your favorite music and sing along, knock back some cold ones and enjoy the company you choose to keep. The sojourn will be good for your soul. And who knows: your inner child may well find the safety, love and sense of belonging it so desperately craves within the adult it inhabits. And maybe in someone outside of you, too.

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Forecast for July 5 – 10, 2016

And now, for an emotional respite. Or interlude. Or R&R. Your inner child could use some TLC; by all means, indulge. The time out leads to disclosures, shape-shiftings, playing fields morphing.

Learn more in the Astro-Insight podcast for July 5 – 10, 2016  (6:26 minutes). And by booking a Why Is Life So Weird Now? reading.

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Forecast for July 2016

July starts with a collective sigh of relief. June’s dramas, pressures and just plain weirdness are by no means resolved, but at least their intensity and relentlessness are dying back. You know how you feel when you stop banging your head against a wall, or a killer headache finally breaks? You’re left with a dull ache — and gratitude for the pain subsiding. July is like that. Only better. Far better.

And the relief is not fleeting. Starting this month, the prevailing atmosphere moves from the challenges and murkiness that have beset us since January, to more stable, defined and sane (yes, sane) situations that will dominate most of the rest of the year. Difficulties and ugliness will remain, of course. We are still addressing unfinished business from last summer, with action hero Mars making a final pass across the late degrees of Scorpio, where Saturn retrograded from July – September 2015. Some of it is not exactly pretty, some of it may have all the appeal of cleaning out a failed root canal, but all of it is monumentally important. Still, even with those tasks at hand, we are gradually getting back our vision, optimism and pluck to carry on.

But first, a mini-vacation. The month’s first six days deliver a much needed break. They have a blissed-out, escapist vibe that could make the long weekend (leading into a holiday in the US) feel like endless summer. Good vibrations radiate out from the Cancer New Moon (July 4), whose homey, nurturing, apple-pie-and-tribe-loving waters are rippling with inspiration as zany as it is out of this world.

They’re also overflowing with full-spectrum love, from the highest we-are-family level to connecting with one special one, deeply, intensely and fearlessly, with no intent (and perhaps likelihood) of take-backs. (Thank two trines, or open channels of energy, one linking Mercury and the New Moon to transcendent Neptune, the other hooking up Venus and Mars). Head for water, blast your favorite music and sing along, knock back some cold ones and enjoy the company you choose to keep. The sojourn will be good for your soul.

Calibrations immediately follow this emotional bath. Perspectives change. Critical information comes to light. Candid realizations and conversations take place. All of it reshapes and simplifies situations,  structures and goals.

The energy level increases mid-month, when the rulers of sociability, Venus, and of communication, Mercury, enter Leo on the 12th and 13th. No isolating or wallowing in emotions and nostalgia. Fun, fun, fun is the imperative, with touch of drama in the mix.

Okay, maybe a lot of drama, at first. Edgy, dicey, vaguely combative energies unsettle the hump days of the month. Stabilizing resumes on the 19th, which brings the hyper-practical Capricorn Full Moon and grounding between Mercury and Saturn. Minds calm and conversations turn sensible and mature, with touches of cosmic guidance sneaking in as well. Emotional status reports zoom in on the bottom line and the long term, then hearts go for the solid and real, when Venus trines Saturn the next day. (An epidemic of commitments is one probable result.)

Much that was up in the air in June is in more solid, concrete and vibrant form by the time the Sun enters Leo on the 22nd. There’s more to be revealed, and quickly. Information,  conversations and epiphanies come out of the blue or from unexpected sources around the 27th, which opens thinking and perspectives to all kinds of possibilities that had not been previously considered or imaginable. They don’t remain theoretical for long, but spur action and also light a long fuse, when Mercury squares Mars and Uranus stations retrograde on the 29th.

Socializing remains boisterous and look-at-me throughout the month, but how we talk to each other calms by month’s end. Communication and getting around return to a more measured and orderly mode after the 30th, when messenger god Mercury enters his second home of Virgo.

The near side of the doorway to August greets us with breakthroughs in matters dear to our hearts and bank accounts. They tie back to the mini-retreat that launched the month. A wish unlocks; an impediment shatters; internal resistance disappears. Welcome the change.  For most of the rest of the year, your prospects only stand to improve. Make that: your reality.

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Forecast for June 27 – July 3, 2016

We’re in a strange new world. Settling in will take some time. For now, head for your happy place and loved ones. Sure, there are sharks in the water, but you know that. And what you need to do.

Learn more in the Astro-Insight podcast for June 27 – July 3, 2016  (6:48 minutes). And by booking a Why Is Life So Weird Now? reading.

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Forecast for the June 2016 Sagittarius Full Moon

June 2016 Sagittarius Full Moon
June 20, 2016
29 Gemini 32 / 29 Sagittarius 32
4:02 AM PDT / 7:02 AM EDT / 11:02 AM GMT
June has pushed, pulled, pummeled and pinned us down. Surely you’ve noticed? Surely you’ve reacted? You bet! Not to the level of resolution and moving on, though. Unresolved bits are building like a flame traveling down the fuse to a depth charge. They are going off now under the year’s second Sagittarius Full Moon. It’s a cathartic, purgative, era-ending emotional harvest, with the power to blow the carbon out, refresh your lens on life and reclaim hope, optimism and cause for boundless laughter.

This Moon continues and amplifies the emotional harvest that began last month, which saw a Full Moon at the very beginning of Sagittarius. Raw expression is now reaching deeper and more refined levels, dredging up more and more and ballooning it, as the Moon hits the sign’s last degree and heads for the exit.

Watch for events to escalate the extremity and real-world impact of beliefs into the unimaginable.  The last gasp of Sagittarius maximizes an unyielding, jingoistic, my-way-or-the-highway point of view, with the media (social as well as commercial) serving as bully pulpit. Racism, bigotry, hatred and arguments over rights (gun, GLBT, women’s, sexual assault, and on and on and on) are variations on the theme of demonizing a person, group or concept that feels foreign, rather than perceiving others as fellow humans. Every component of that sentence is an inescapable topic right now. Your own reactions will reveal much.

Because this occurs mere hours before the solstice, the event simultaneously sums up the month and the season, and kicks off the summer as well. The Full Moon promises to clear a lot out of our hearts and put them in different, if not better, repair for the summer. The condition they’re in will color the next season. Our emotional filters stand to lead to a healthier, more expanded experience of life in some ways, and point out where there’s room for improvement.

Focus on the now, for now: How have you been feeling this month? Look back on the most highly charged developments you’ve experienced recently. Pick one. Immerse yourself in the energy of the drama and allow it to swell into cartoonishly large proportions. Escalate it to the point of ridiculousness, until you laugh. Out loud. Fake it if you have to; that’ll be the spark that sets off the glorious, soul-clearing laughter that is the gift of Sagittarius.

More importantly, how have this month’s complex blend of feelings related to the way you view yourself and the world? Consider what they — and your reactions — reveal about what you believe to be true. This inquiry goes beyond whether you view life as a glass half full, empty, cracked and leaded, or refillable. Likely a situation or two had you following scripts (internally at least) you picked up years and years ago. Want to change them? There’s no time like the present.

This Moon is creating a safe room (well, maybe not safe — but definitely a space!) for releasing the push/pull/immobilizing energies of the mutable grand cross that has dominated the month. The rulers of both the Sun and the Moon are in the cross, which has changed since its line-up at the Gemini New Moon.

Mercury, ruler of the Gemini Sun, has taken the place previously occupied by the Sun and Venus, a switch that ups the chatter level and speeds the information flow. The Sagittarius Moon’s ruler, Jupiter, is conjunct the North Node, representing the path of the future. This combo underscores the possibilities for, and the importance of, improved boundaries and healthier, decluttered thinking for all of us, individually and collectively.

Jupiter is also the doorway for this Moon’s potent evolutionary properties. They come from the open channel between the great benefactor and Pluto, agent of unavoidable change. This pair is making the last of three easy flows, or trines (the previous were in September and March), deepening structural change, cleaning out debris, and building the foundations that are taking the place of so much that crumbled in the turmoil and upheaval since 2012. This last pass adds to the end of the era, end of the line vibe of this Full Moon.

Speaking of said turmoil and upheaval, the other responsible party is stirring up this Full Moon as well. Uranus, agent of unexpected and radical change, is in an adjustment aspect to Mars, ruler of our drive, action and masculine impulses. Uranus is the planet of tilt, and his gift is on hand. Tilt your perspective; tilt your approach. A notion that dovetails perfectly with the harvest and releasing energies of this Full Moon.

Our marching orders couldn’t be clearer. Don’t stifle anything that comes up now. Alter how or to whom you let it out, maybe, but no bottling up. If you don’t like how you’re feeling, look to how that ties into your outlook on life…and adjust.

Look for the humor, too. The Sagittarius Moon should make that easy to spot. And as Joni Mitchell sang, “Laughing and crying, it’s all the same release.”

 

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