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Something to Believe In

Something to Believe In

Lucky Jupiter steps in to ease the stressful Uranus-Pluto square

Maria DeSimoneMaria DeSimone on the topics of uranus square pluto, jupiter, blogs, astrology

It’s rough out there. Life can sometimes overwhelm even the most buoyant, resilient soul among us. Even if you’re not going through a personal crisis, the very act of listening to the world news can suck anyone into a pit of sorrow that seems inescapable.

Everyone seems to be fighting, everything seems to be falling apart — and it’s maddening to grapple with some of the darker manifestations the ongoing Uranus-Pluto square leaves in its wake.

For those of you following the timeline behind this rare planetary alignment, there IS good news: it’s almost over. Since 2012 we’ve been experiencing exact hits between revolutionary Uranus in independent but sometimes reckless Aries, to Pluto, the planet of eradication, moving through ambitious, structured Capricorn. Thankfully, we are officially down to the wire now. There are only two more squares to go: December 15, 2014 at 13 degrees, and once more on March 16, 2015 at 15 degrees. After this, the Cardinal signs will begin to breathe again and the world will finally stop throwing a tantrum.

It won’t happen overnight, but it will get calmer. In fact, the astrological patterns we’ll experience between 2017 and 2020 will be peaceful compared to these last few years. Recovery and healing will happen. Believe it.

But that’s a few years away … what about now? What about the next year? What are we supposed to do WHILE the glass houses we all live in are being shattered beyond recognition?

A light in the darkness

We call on Jupiter. The planet of faith, philosophy, and blessings is now in creative, passionate, open-hearted Leo. And with Jupiter’s upcoming trines to Uranus in Aries, he will encourage us to take a risk … in ourselves!

On September 25, 2014, March 3, 2015 and June 22, 2015 we’ll enjoy these beautiful alignments between expansive Jupiter and innovative Uranus. Sure, this combination of planets can increase the surprises in our lives. Since it’s a trine (an easy flowing aspect) however, it appears that those surprises will be ones that encourage and support our lives rather than add to any chaos.

In fact, with the trine in March 2015 close to the final Uranus-Pluto square, I can’t help but wonder if that time will be especially empowering — individually and collectively. April 4, 2015 also holds a Lunar Eclipse at 14 degrees of Libra which will likely punctuate the breakdown and chaos we’ve all been enduring on some level. And then guess what? Once the dust settles, we get to connect the dots that rise from the ashes. Even better? We get to connect them on our own terms; shaping brand-new lives that most of us can’t even imagine from where we sit today.

I don’t believe we need to fear that pocket of time ahead in the spring of 2015; I truly feel that it will symbolize a dedicated, fiery reliance in our capacity to take a bold personal risk and go in a new, promising direction.

Yes, I’m looking ahead — looking to the future. It’s my job. And with a natal Moon-Neptune in Sagittarius it inspires me … it keeps me going. I may not know much about a lot of things in this world, but the one thing I do know is this: I NEED something to believe in. Don’t we all?

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Overview of Your Weekend Love Horoscopes for July 4 – 6

Weekend Love Horoscope

July 4-6: Romantic Fireworks

Maria DeSimoneMaria DeSimone on the topics of love, horoscopes, astrology

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!

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Daily Cosmic Calendar for Friday, July 4th

If you are a steady reader of this calendar, then you already know some intense fireworks may be exploding early today. The reason is that during the Moon’s void meandering through Virgo until 2:44AM, the Sun decides to form its annual 180-degree polarity to Pluto (1:04AM). Psychic storm warnings are posted across the board and in every area of life-expression. The odds increase that one or more primary partnerships in your reality are potentially at a white-hot temperature — with the potential for boiling over unless you emphasize peace of mind and emotional serenity. While the monthly Moon-Pluto opposition can equal the Sun-Pluto opposition in strength, it happens approximately 13 times in a calendar year whereas the Sun-Pluto version of this 180-degree aspect is a one-time yearly occurrence. Therefore, projecting anger on others, losing your cool over a trifle, conducting arm-twisting maneuvers and trying to force significant others to do your bidding are taboo. On the other hand, exploring psychology and metaphysics to your heart’s content makes total sense. Once the Moon regains a sense of balance by entering harmonious, airy Libra (2:44AM), it is helpful to look for ways to improve the quality of your key relationships. Let your creative artistry blossom and take a friend to a favorite cafe. Gear up for a rather complex Saturday as the tense nature of the First Quarter Sun-Moon Phase battles for supremacy with the monthly Moon-Mars conjunction as well as two asteroids combining their influence in the friendly confines of higher Libran fairness, justice and respect. [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.]

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Your Daily Cosmic Calendar for July 3

While the lunar orb in Virgo can make you as sharp as a tack — particularly in practical matters requiring a lot of precision care — this is also a zodiacal lunar placement where self-criticism and criticizing dear ones can sometimes get out of hand. Strive to find the merits in family members, friends and colleagues rather than their flaws. Stop worrying about things you can’t control as usually sensitive, kind and considerate Venus hits a few bumps in the road by making a frictional, 45-degree tie with giant Jupiter (11:19AM) as well as an off-kilter, 150-degree link with distant Pluto (1:16PM). For Venus to be at loggerheads with the King of the Gods from Roman mythology and his brother, the Lord of the Underworld, is to be given a warning signal on the romantic, social, business and artistic fronts. Wisdom dictates taking small steps to achieve your immediate or pressing goals. Eliminate non-essentials from drawers, dressers, cabinets and closets. Stock up on veggies, fruit, herbs, tea, nuts, seeds and seasonings. If you suddenly feel overwhelmed by the power of positive thinking, then you are responding to the Moon’s 60-degree contact with Jupiter (9:22PM) — supplemented by a mind-enriching and intuition-expanding Venus-Jupiter parallel (11:43PM), where the parallel formation via the Celestial Equator is similar in nature to a conjunction on the Ecliptic or the zodiacal circle. Nevertheless, both of these seemingly auspicious alignments may fade away quickly as the Moon-Jupiter connection also starts a void lunar cycle that lasts until 2:44AM tomorrow. Plus, the Sun is on the verge of making its potent, annual opposition to Pluto at 1:04AM on Friday and that polarity can unleash all kinds of psychic and emotional explosions. [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.]

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Your Daily Horoscopes for Monday, May 26th

Times of intense change can certainly be stressful, so it’s good news when we’re given a couple of days of cosmic peace and quiet. The Taurus Moon reminds us that the simplest pleasures are sometimes the most meaningful ones. Meanwhile, the Moon’s harmonizing trine to passionate Pluto sweetens our sensual desires. Taking care of our most basic needs creates enough breathing space to step back from the noise and reassess our current direction.

Aries Horoscope

(Mar 21 – Apr 19)

Today’s focus shifts away from your need to express your desires while the concern for establishing more stability in your life now moves to the front burner. The best way to ensure success is to build a solid foundation first. Handle your current responsibilities as sensibly as possible without waiting for a more opportune time. Finishing your chores in the morning allows you to relax with a clear conscience later in the day.

Taurus Horoscope

(Apr 20 – May 20)

If the recent hectic pace has left you off-balance, today may bring welcome relief as the Moon’s return to your sign gives you a renewed sense of certainty. Taking time to hang out with friends and family enables you to moderate the hyperactivity and find your way back to a mellower existence. You’re in your own element now, so soak in the positive vibrations while you can.

Gemini Horoscope

(May 21 – Jun 20)

Your morning begins on an uplifting note as social networking lures you away from more serious matters. However, later in the day, you may not be as eager to waste time on endless phone calls, emails or text messages. You might need a bit of solitude now so you can concentrate on what’s really important. Sometimes even you lighthearted Twins crave more meaning in your life, so don’t be afraid to explore your heart to figure out what you want.

Cancer Horoscope

(Jun 21 – Jul 22)

Even if you have big ideas for a family celebration today, you may tire quickly of such thoughts when you realize how much effort your social ambitions require. It’s not that you’re lazy or unmotivated; it’s just that you need to be as practical as possible about your expectations. Take extra time planning all the logistics; you won’t make a wrong decision if you consider all available options before committing to one direction. Celebrate life’s blessings no matter what else you do.

Leo Horoscope

(Jul 23 – Aug 22)

You need to shine your light brightly in all that you do today, making it difficult to completely relax even in the lighter moments. Your drive for excellence isn’t negotiable now, but others could become annoyed with your persistence anyhow. However, it doesn’t really matter what anyone else thinks of you; what counts is how you judge yourself. Nevertheless, as long as you don’t compromise your integrity, a little flexibility on your part may be just what the doctor ordered to soothe everyone’s nerves.

Virgo Horoscope

(Aug 23 – Sep 22)

Your mood greatly improves as you slide into a groove of productivity this afternoon. Naturally, it feels good to deliver on whatever you promise; it’s even better to know that you are doing your job really well. But efficiency isn’t enough for you now. Your current happiness also depends upon your ability to surround yourself with beauty and love. Paradoxically, the positive energy you experience originates within your own heart.

Libra Horoscope

(Sep 23 – Oct 22)

You instinctively know today what is beautiful and what is not as your key planet Venus graces you with even sharper aesthetic judgment than normal. Unfortunately, it may be challenging to justify your sense of style without becoming overly critical of others. Remember, you don’t need anyone to agree with you; your taste stands on its own. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder so channel your passion into creative pursuits, instead.

Scorpio Horoscope

(Oct 23 – Nov 21)

People may seem inflexible today as they go about their regular business. It’s frustrating when your suggestions fall upon deaf ears. Instead of wasting time trying to have meaningful discussions with others who aren’t even interested, gently withdraw from unnecessary dialogue unless you are asked for your opinion. Be brief when explaining your position; using extra words only creates unnecessary stress now. Silence is golden if it means you can concentrate on your work with a singular focus.

Sagittarius Horoscope

(Nov 22 – Dec 21)

Whoever thinks that you Archers aren’t industrious should stand back and just watch you in action today because you could demonstrate the true meaning of going the extra mile. No matter what, you are determined to come across with the goods and do something special. If you told someone that you would take responsibility for a particular task, then don’t let anyone charm you out of doing the right thing. Your integrity is on the line now, so stop talking and get to work.

Capricorn Horoscope

(Dec 22 – Jan 19)

You’re willing to work diligently for what you want today, even if you have to shake things up a bit along the way. Luckily, your desire for profound change is supported by a harmonizing lunar aspect to transformational Pluto in your ambitious sign. Although others might resist your efforts at first, you’re not likely to take no for an answer. Make adjustments to your strategy as needed while keeping your eyes on your goal. Your calculated persistence will wear down the opposition in the end.

Aquarius Horoscope

(Jan 20 – Feb 18)

Your friends and family may show up with extra support today, yet it might be challenging to accept it graciously. You could be caught off guard with the realization that people think you need help, but don’t let your ego get in the way. Deal with your insecurities as efficiently as possible and remain open to sincere offers of assistance. Letting others contribute to your success is a winning proposition for all.

Pisces Horoscope

(Feb 19 – Mar 20)

There’s no reason to be in a hurry this morning since your day begins like a freight train, moving very slowly at first and then steadily picking up steam. If you attempt to start out too fast, you could quickly run into an obstacle and then have to backtrack to get it right. However, quick fixes won’t solve any problems today. You must look at the entire system and approach the solution holistically for it to be of lasting value. Putting your shoulder to the wheel is not for the weak-of-heart, but the rewards are great if your determination is strong.

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Your Daily Cosmic Calendar for Monday, May 19th

Easy does it! An illusion takes hold early on that all is well since the Moon in Capricorn and the Sun in Taurus form a flowing trine in earth signs (12:03AM). The Sun and Moon in a favorable link like this can increase your physical and emotional vitality, but this solar-lunar rapport also begins a nearly 3-hour void-of-course Moon cycle that lasts until 2:59AM. Worries and self-doubts can proliferate during the void time-span as the Sun forms a caustic, 135-degree tie with Pluto (1:32AM) followed quickly by a Moon-Saturn parallel (1:53AM). The Moon’s entry into service-oriented, airy Aquarius (2:59AM) is often a major catalyst each month that can advance your work in group projects, team sports, community events, and global causes close to your heart. However, despite a fairly rare, emotionally-strengthening trine between Juno and Pluto (9:25AM), troubles appear to outweigh solutions today as Venus opposes Ceres (10:10AM) and then Venus moves on to form an off-kilter, 150-degree link with Saturn (2:52PM). The combination of these challenging alignments can lead to feelings of exhaustion. Plus, the big event still is waiting in the wings as the red planet Mars finally reaches a station or halt in its retrograde motion at 9+ degrees of Libra (6:32PM), and begins to very gradually go forward until its next pause at 9 degrees of Sagittarius on April 17, 2016. All Mars themes — leadership, assertion, courage, idealism, athleticism, passion, desire, emotion, egocentric drives, aggression, rash acts, volatility, inflammatory and acute behavior, temper tantrums, anger and its management, violence and warfare — are accentuated throughout the day and into tomorrow as well. Strive for serenity to keep the blues at bay. Avoid disagreements on the job, with a significant other or around your home environment. Put the good-neighbor policy into effect and treat dear ones and elders with respect. [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.]

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CALL TO PROSERPINA

CALL TO PROSERPINA

Proserpina, Pluto’s bride, of spirit realms divine,
Guide us through thy underworld and wisdom serpentine.

All life and death through thee doth flow-
Infernal queen deep seeds do sow,
That we may dream unfettered flights
and soar within thy starless nights.

All dark shades do thee command
in shadows rich in Hades land.
Now Bring us to thy serpent dance
that turning, twining, causes trance.

Proserpina, Pluto’s bride, of spirit realms divine,
Guide us through thy under world and wisdom serpentine
EVOE Proserpina!

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Pluto Retrograde

Pluto Retrograde

Feel the effects of transformational Pluto’s dark side

Tarotcom StaffTarotcom Staff on the topics of retrograde planets, pluto, astrology

Sure, Pluto was demoted in astronomy back in 2006. But in Astrology, Pluto is one of the most unpredictable planets, and it will be even more unpredictable as Pluto goes retrograde in the serious sign of Capricorn from April 14 to Sept. 22, 2014.

At times, deep Pluto is a cosmic detective, determined to find the real story; other times Pluto is like an outspoken dinner guest who blurts out secrets and reveals hidden truths about everyone at the table.

When a planet goes “retrograde,” or, appears to be moving backwards through the sky, it often creates a “Bizarro World” of everything it stands for — communication planet Mercury Retrograde creates miscommunication, for example. But Pluto’s backward shift doesn’t make us confused, it makes us reflective. Instead of Pluto creating sticky situations in the outside world, it forces us to look inward.

First, it’s important to realize that Pluto was named after the Roman god of the underworld — aka, the land of the dead. Like its namesake, the planet Pluto rules over the shadow side of everything and everyone. So when Pluto is charged up and moving direct (forward), issues of corruption and buried stories may surface; we could learn that a politician has been taking bribes, a celebrity has been having an affair, or that a friend has been saying negative things about us behind our backs.

When Pluto brings out your dark side

So when Pluto goes retrograde, it forces us to focus on our own personal shadow sides — specifically, the unpleasant parts of our personalities that we may not really like. Two big themes that Pluto likes to highlight are power and desire. With Pluto retrograde, we’ll have to get honest with ourselves about how much we’re motivated by a need for recognition, money and authority.

At the same time, we might have to confront the darker sides of what we want; for example, are you working hard to get in shape because you are truly concerned about your health, or are you spurred by a desire for revenge on an ex who didn’t appreciate you?

With Pluto retrograde for five months, this period of personal reckoning allows us to do a lot of purging, too. Once we see traits in ourselves that we dislike, we can work to improve them. We can also revisit old hurts and hang-ups as Pluto sheds light on the darker corners of our experiences. In this way we can grow, which highlights Pluto’s key role in our lives: transformation.

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