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Moon in Libra
Jul 3, 2014 to Jul 6, 2014
You’re Ginger Rogers today. And everyone and everything you meet is Fred Astaire. During this Libra Moontime think “grace in space.” If you meet an obstacle or encounter resistance, dance like you expected it to be there. Libra’s skill is knowing just how to receive whatever shows up. The trick is recognizing its beauty, which is all there is to diplomacy and charm. Any “couple tension” on this Moon is especially instructive. With as much neutrality as you can muster, examine the feedback loop of offering and receiving. If your lower back hurts, you might be doing too much or expecting too much from others. Court the idea that all the support you need lies within, as in a yoga balancing posture. This Moon asks, “Can you keep the peace and your balance at the same time?” The atmosphere is light and neutral today. It’s okay to be indecisive. Enjoy the ability to dance (gracefully) around the possibilities.
Weekend Love Horoscope
July 4-6: Romantic Fireworks
Fourth of July weekend promises not to disappoint when it comes to romantic fireworks, although they may not be the kind you’re hoping for.
On Friday, the Moon will enter Libra, and it remains there until it moves into Scorpio on Sunday afternoon. On Friday, there will be a potent opposition between the Sun and Pluto. Issues of security and responsibility will need to be addressed between you and your mate. If your security is threatened, you might retaliate by choosing to renege on an obligation to your partner. This approach will only cause the nasty fireworks to blast off.
On Saturday, the Moon in relationship-oriented Libra will be at a tug of war with both Pluto and Uranus, making the outcome unpredictable. Thankfully, the last connection the Moon makes in Libra is a trine to Mercury early Sunday morning, so you can count on talking about your feelings without hesitation. Sunday afternoon’s intense Scorpio Moon will support going deeper in love — if you dare!
The Witches Almanac for Friday, July 4, 2014
Friday (Venus): Love, friendship, reconciliation, and beauty.
The Waxing Moon is the ideal time for magick to draw things toward you.
Moon Phase: First Quarter
Moon Sign: Libra
Libra: Favors cooperation, social activities, beautification of surroundings, balance, and partnership
Moon enters Libra 5:43 am
Your Charm for Today
This aspect of your life will be strongly influenced by a person who is diplomaitic, urbane, romantic, charming, easygoing, sociable, idealistic and peaceable. This person is someone you know socially.
Seventh sign of the Zodiac, Sept 23rd to Oct 24th. Venus is the ruling planet; correct metal, Copper. Those born under Libra’s influence were supposed to be affable, courteous even tempered, painstaking, and with marked perceptive qualities. The Libra stones are the Opal, Chrysolite and Sardonyx. To the ancients the Opal was the Stone of Mystery its flashing and glowing rainbow hues suggested occult powers, and it was regarded as sacred in the East. In India it was believed to strengthen the mind and clear the brain; in Greece to give the wearer the power of prphecy and foresight, and druing the 14th century used for strengthing the eyesight.
This last day of May 2014 is filled with more golden opportunities than harsh challenges. The positive energy begins early on as the Sun in Gemini trines Mars in Libra (1:02AM) — with the red planet recently liberated from its retrograde status back on May 19 and now beginning to gain momentum in its daily speed. This Sun-Mars alliance is encouraging for exercise regimes, construction jobs, and athletic training. Get back into the swing of a favorite sport with enthusiasm and confidence. Keep away from temperamental souls as well as your own ability to create unnecessary impediments as the Moon in Cancer squares Mars in Libra (2:30AM), opposes Pluto in Capricorn (8:57AM), and squares Uranus in Aries (1:43PM). Just prior to this last lunar confrontation, another chorus of good news descends from Mount Olympus and the Roman Pantheon as Juno in Taurus forms a supportive, 60-degree sextile with Jupiter in Cancer (1:03PM). It is not every day that the mythological forces of the Queen of the Heavens and the King of the Gods seek a rapprochement in the material world. You may be able to utilize this Juno-Jupiter era of good feelings to strengthen a love bond or mend fences with a dear one. Healing old wounds is also emphasized later on during a harmonious trine between the Moon and Chiron (5:54PM). The shift from May to June should arouse your curiosity as the upbeat and optimistic Moon-Jupiter union tonight (11:33PM) also starts a long void-of-course lunar activity that lasts until 6:44PM tomorrow. In addition, the first day of June carries potential enhancements coming from Venus trine to Pallas, the largest asteroid Ceres halting its retrograde movement in Libra and turning direct, as well as a very auspicious Sun-Jupiter parallel. If you can muster up a lot of faith and trust in fulfilling your higher destiny, then the arrival of June can see the star of your spiritual life glowing with a new incandescence. [Note to readers: All times are calculated for Pacific Daylight Time. Be sure to adjust all times according to your own local time so the alignments noted above will be exact for your location.]
Your Charm for Today
This aspect of your life will be strongly influenced by a person who is diplomatic, urbane, romantic, charming, easygoing, sociable, idealistic and peaceable. This person is someone you know socially.
Seventh sign of the Zodiac, Sept 23rd to Oct 24th. Venus is the ruling planet; correct metal, Copper. Those born under Libra’s influence were supposed to be affable, courteous even tempered, painstaking, and with marked perceptive qualities. The Libra stones are the Opal, Chrysolite and Sardonyx. To the ancients the Opal was the Stone of Mystery its flashing and glowing rainbow hues suggested occult powers, and it was regarded as sacred in the East. In India it was believed to strengthen the mind and clear the brain; in Greece to give the wearer the power of prophecy and foresight, and during the 14th century used for strengthening the eyesight.
Mellow Mars meets stubborn Saturn
A powerful way to gain more understanding through astrology is to take note of contrasting patterns. Where these exist in a birth mark the fault lines of the personality that are likely to indicate some of the person’s core life issues. For example, someone with the emotional Moon and amorous Venus in sensitive water signs has strong needs for tenderness in relationships. But if this individual has significant placements of independent Mars and Uranus, she or he may be pulled between the contrasting calls of both closeness and freedom. Learning how to skillfully navigate between and connect these different desires is a key to personal fulfillment.
Collectively, we are facing another set of contrasts during the next week or two. The atmosphere could be thick, as if the walls are closing in, with Wednesday’s intense Scorpio Full Moon. This lunation challenges our values and comfort level as the deeply feeling Moon hungers for passion in opposition to the passivity of the placid Taurus Sun. Serious Saturn’s conjunction with the Moon ratchets up pressure to make choices, whether for simple survival or to fulfill a deep yearning for something more in life. We may be tempted to go to extremes by discarding a person, a plan, a project or to abandon hope for greater fulfillment by shutting down pursuit of an unfulfilled desire.
The emotional and material issues associated with this demanding Full Moon can be exhilarating or terrifying, and sometimes both. This is not a light and easygoing lunation but one that can mark the subsequent two weeks with a powerful need to make some important decisions. However, another planetary pattern suggests that accommodation is still possible in the face of these challenges. Normally assertive Mars, the warrior planet, has been retrograde in Libra since March 1. Its reversal in this peacemaking sign indicates the importance of learning to listen and create harmony by making compromises to smooth out relationship rough spots. Mars ends its retrograde period of May 19 as the capacity to initiate action will grow in the following days and weeks.
Mars in Libra
Mars, the traditional ruling planet of persistent Scorpio, works with a lighter hand in Libra. There’s less pushing, shoving or ultimatums during this transit. So while the pressure from Saturn in Scorpio is to draw a line in the sand and refuse to budge, the call of Mars in mellow Libra is to meet others halfway. Does that mean that we have to abandon the hard earned emotional truths of the Full Moon in Scorpio and settle for a life less satisfying? Is this contrast about the necessity to set aside niceness in order to stick to our guns and get our way?
Know what you want
The answer is to find a way to combine the persistence of Scorpio with the graciousness of Libra. In other words, start by being as clear as possible about your desires. Knowing what you want provides a strong foundation upon which to build. Yet we live in a world with other people, which often requires us to adjust our expectations. Mars in Libra is the master negotiator whose ability to recognize others’ needs and to skillfully build a bridge between their wants and ours. When we are certain of our needs (Saturn in Scorpio) we know how to compromise without surrendering the essence of our aspirations. Giving ground without giving up the core of ourselves is an excellent way to take the best of these two powerful and seemingly contrasting trends and apply them to find deeper levels of satisfaction.