Like The Sun, The Universe brings good blessings. The Universe appears where all is in balance. It allows you to act effectively not only as an individual but as a member of a group too. The Universe promises contentment, fulfillment and completeness to those under its influence. It doesn’t guarantee there will not be moments of strife or discord in your life, but it does indicate that your trials and tribulations will be overcome; that ultimately you will know inner-peace and contentment. The Universe suggests you have found or will find your place in the scheme of things—that place where all is as it should be.
Like The Sun, The World brings good blessings. The World appears where all is in balance. It allows you to act effectively not only as an individual but as a member of a group too. The World promises contentment, fulfillment and completeness to those under its influence. It doesn’t guarantee there will not be moments of strife or discord in your life, but it does indicate that your trials and tribulations will be overcome; that ultimately you will know inner-peace and contentment. The World suggests you have found or will find your place in our Universe—that place where all is as it should be.
Strange energies are lurking in dark corners of our world today, externally and internally. The quirky Aquarius Moon enables us to gain a new perspective on love, but it doesn’t come easily as vulnerable Venus forms difficult aspects with Pluto the Transformer and Uranus the Awakener. Although we’re likely to confront intense emotional issues, we must manage our anger, especially when the Moon squares aggressive Mars later this evening.
Aries Horoscope MAR 21 – APR 19
Sometimes you’re unable to just power your way through a difficult situation, even though you might try anyway. However, knowing when to hold and when to fold could turn your day around. Prematurely walking away reduces the immediate pressure, but doesn’t resolve the underlying cause. Stay where you are, even if it’s uncomfortable. You can find brilliant solutions beneath the current stress — but only if you’re willing to engage in the magical process of transformation.
Taurus Horoscope APR 20 – MAY 20
You might wish you could become a hermit for the day — but you can’t. Although you may be confused about your role in a group activity, you don’t really want to push your friends away; you just hope the emotional drama will disappear without your involvement. However, interacting with others is also a major source of inspiration now and you count on your social network to support you when you need it. Fortunately, a solution isn’t required yet. Surprisingly, the tension begins to dissipate once you accept the temporary uncertainty and go with the flow.
Gemini Horoscope MAY 21 – JUN 20
You can talk your way in and out of problems today, but it’s no fun to be in a nearly constant state of stress. Steer clear of heavy fog instead of swinging into motion after you’re already in trouble. In other worlds, don’t drive if you can’t see the road in front of you. It’s better to slow down or even stop than to create a dangerous situation. There’s nothing to prove to anyone now. Nevertheless, once your clarity returns, be ready to hit the gas and make up for lost time.
Cancer Horoscope JUN 21 – JUL 22
You know you are at a turning point yet you can’t imagine what might be around the next corner. The nurturing Cancer Sun has encouraged you to reconnect with those you love. But soon everything is about to change and you cannot stay in the nest just because it feels safe and cozy. The problem is you may not have a clue as to where you’re going next. Nevertheless, you must spread your wings and fly. Thankfully, the notion of leaving home is worse than the actual deed. Fear looks, faith jumps.
Leo Horoscope JUL 23 – AUG 22
There is no time to waste since your show is about to start when the radiant Sun enters your expressive sign tomorrow. However, you were more certain about your relationship status last week than you are today. Don’t make any sudden moves yet because, most likely, very little has changed in the basic interpersonal dynamics. You will be happily surprised when the sky clears and you wake up with the sunshine on your face.
Virgo Horoscope AUG 23 – SEP 22
You’re ready to shake up the status quo, but you’re worried about making changes that actually set you back. The truth is that your judgment may be slightly off today and your less-than-critical thinking could prompt you to make a bad decision. Don’t assume that your new method is an improvement just because you can see the results you want in your mind’s eye. Continue to explore the possibilities now without committing to any one path.
Libra Horoscope SEP 23 – OCT 22
You crave more freedom in a relationship now and are considering bringing the subject up in a conversation. Unfortunately, a discussion may not follow your ideal script today; the more you talk, the more elusive the truth. However, avoiding the subject won’t further your cause. Rather than announcing to your partner what doesn’t work for you, focus on what does. Any forward movement is healthy as long as you allow nature to follow her own course. Planting a seed is more effective than trying to prematurely harvest the entire crop.
Scorpio Horoscope OCT 23 – NOV 21
You might be stuck between a rock and a hard place today with no apparent way out. But your current dilemma is likely of your own making, especially if you’re holding onto the past too tightly. There’s a wave of new energy heading your way, but you must be ready to receive it. Letting go of old feelings makes room for new ones. Joseph Campbell wrote, “The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure that you seek.”
Sagittarius Horoscope NOV 22 – DEC 21
Your friends are willing to put up with your idiosyncrasies because they know how brilliant you are when you’re on a roll. But you can’t get away with pretending to be so certain of the future if you’ve come untethered in the present. Instead of pushing your relationships further and further off the deep end, bring your feelings back to the here and now. You can travel anywhere in your imagination once your feet are solidly on the ground.
Capricorn Horoscope DEC 22 – JAN 19
You sound like you’re expressing yourself on a profoundly deep level today, but your words may stir up more confusion than resolution. It’s not necessarily your intention to mislead anyone, but language is more like a smokescreen now that obscures reality rather than exposing it. Unfortunately, you might believe you’re getting your message across when nothing could be further from the truth. As Confucius said, “Silence is a true friend that never betrays.”
Aquarius Horoscope JAN 20 – FEB 18
Although people may be exceptionally nice to you now, their current motives are not fully transparent. On one hand, you can just accept someone’s good deed without asking any questions. Or you might fearfully reject an individual’s honorable behavior without waiting to learn your assumptions were wrong. Jumping to conclusions is dangerous today. Your mind is powerful, yet it will steer you wrong unless you take the time to exercise your brain.
Pisces Horoscope FEB 19 – MAR 20
Your anger could bubble to the surface now, creating a little mess you will need to clean up. One simple emotional outburst won’t fix anything; in fact, it could send you in a wrong direction, especially if you’re looking for love, truth and beauty in all the wrong places. Observe your inner processes while you can still see them. So many things are about to change and what was easily visible today could vanish by tomorrow. As Lao Tzu wrote, “He who knows himself is enlightened.”
You possess personal magnetism and mental power, and you can also be very fixed and stubborn. Positively, you stick with something for a long time without giving up quickly. Negatively, you might hold on to things or situations that have outgrown their worth, or you might become obsessive. You are success-oriented, but you don’t abandon your core values and traditions in the process of achieving your goals. You tend to be most successful in partnership, whether your partner is involved in what you do or not.
Famous people born today: Carlos Santana, Natalie Wood, Kim Carnes, Josh Holloway, Judy Greer, Sandra Oh.
Your Birthday Year Forecast
A Full Moon in your Solar Return chart marks this as a year of great personal significance, when major new beginnings, endings, and activities occur. This period is the culmination of a stage of personal growth and development. Events happening this year may bring various developments in your emotional, psychological, or spiritual life over the past several years to a head. Relationships are especially important. There can be increased activity in your professional and public life, causing a conflict with your domestic and personal goals. There is little moderation in your life this year. Connections are made or ended, or your job focus may change as one focus fades to make way for a new direction. The year ahead is certain to be a very busy, dynamic, and significant period in your life.
However, certain elements of your social life and financial life are stabilized, secured, and more reliable in the year ahead. An existing partnership can solidify, a romantic relationship may become steadier, or you can become involved with a mature partner. Circumstances may be such that you need to handle money more carefully this year, or this may simply come naturally to you now. Support from older people or authority figures may come by way of solid advice or tangible help. Renewed ties to old friends are possible, or a new sense of responsibility in existing friendships.
You are likely to be recognized for your unique qualities. Your personal magnetism runs quite high. You have the chance to improve your relationships with others–and with yourself! A humbly confident approach to life earns you respect. You tend to be looked upon favorably by others. You have the chance to shine, primarily because you are projecting yourself with self-respect and modesty at once. You are especially appealing and charming just by being yourself. Opportunities—both personal and professional—are likely to present themselves as a result. You are not looking for credit for what you do, which frees you up to get it anyhow! Teaching others may be part of the picture, informally or formally. The year is strong for physical therapy and healing, as well as for having a real sense of mission.
While you can be a little impulsive at times, you aim to be very diplomatic when dealing with others this year. You are not afraid of competition, and can, in fact, find some competitiveness stimulating and motivating, but you tend to achieve much through cooperation. If you can learn to curb your impulsiveness, your insight can be a true asset.
This can be a year in which you are a little bolder, more assertive, and energetic. You are especially interested in setting goals and challenges for yourself this year, and taking the necessary action to meet them. You may meet or interact with others who encourage or inspire you in some way to have more confidence in yourself.
You often have a way with words this year, and verbalizing your feelings can be enjoyable. You can handle people well, and negotiations are favored in general. This can be a good year for dabbling in the arts, furthering a creative hobby or craft, and exploring new artistic interests.
Also, watch for impatience or fits of temper that work against you this year. There may be changes in work schedules, or life’s circumstances could challenge you in such a way that you need to change your goals or actions. This can also be a time when you tend to resist others and challenge them if they are trying to hold you back. Energy fluctuates this year. If you can avoid rash or impulsive moves, you could enjoy more courage than usual to do things that break the routine or clear the air.
Your unique manner of expressing and asserting yourself is in focus and appreciated this year. Suppressed anger is more effectively released in creative ways. Physical healing can help inner healing, and vice versa.
Advances in intellectual and mental pursuits are likely, as you make steady progress that has long-lasting results. It’s a good year in which to get organized, do detail work, and prepare for the future. Work done during this period in your life will have tangible results in the future. Relationships with younger people in your life are solidified.
You can find yourself in big demand in the period ahead. You have both vitality and realism on your side this year, maximizing your chances of success. Progress can be slow but steady. You are unusually resilient. You stand out as particularly personable and talented, but also reliable and trustworthy. Love and social matters can solidify. Impulsive moves should be watched for, but, for the most part, this is a strong year for making substantial progress in projects or studies.
2016 is a Number Nine year for you. Ruled by Mars. This is a year of completion and transition. It is a time when we need to let go of things that no longer serve their purpose, and hold on to things that have a future. It is a time of cleaning out dead wood, not necessarily for new beginnings. It can be a time when a burden has been taken off your shoulders, and it can be a year of giving of yourself. Advice – let go of things that are holding you back, give of yourself and express your sympathetic, compassionate side.
2017 will be a Number One year for you. Ruled by the Sun. This is a year of action. The seeds you plant now, you will reap later. Others might find you less sociable, as you are busier than ever and you focus on your activities and your needs. Still, you are outgoing and your initiative is stronger than ever. Advice – Stand alone, take action, start fresh, express independence.
This morning’s energies subtly boost your appeal, dear Aries. This is not the time for bold or flashy moves. Focus should be on bringing a plan or idea down to earth, expressing reliability, and coming through for others. It can be an excellent time for attention to details with money, business, and creative projects. Later today, you may be craving a little more freedom or impersonality, but if you get these things, you may change your mind! The truth is, you may need to find a middle ground. Watch for giving off mixed signals. Otherwise, it’s a fine time for some form of escape.
This is a good time to connect with helpful people, dear Taurus. Being humble, listening, and paying attention to tried and true methods all have their rewards today. While you want to grow and improve, you’re also very much focused on long-term security right now. You’re seeing beauty in wisdom today, and others are appreciating your predictability and loyalty. This can be a decent time for purchases or acquisitions related to collections, investments, real estate, and antiques. You’re likely to feel a pull between your personal life and responsibilities today, but you’re also in a good position to find a balance.
You gravitate towards people who are mature, wise, and reliable now, dear Gemini. You’re not as impressed by excitement and newness as you are by reliability. This is a good time for learning and sharing useful information and ideas. Studies can thrive, and you may be focused on developing skills and gaining knowledge. Teaching others can be satisfying now as well. Practical intelligence dominates today, and it becomes you. Ideas that were only on the drawing board tend to come together.
This is a good time for making reasonable assessments and judgments, dear Cancer, particularly related to work, finances, and health. You are seeking out more security and making mostly conservative, studied choices right now, and this is favored at the moment. Aim to focus your energies on problems that can be resolved using a step-by-step approach. The day supports practical moves and not too much show or drama. There can be a bonding moment or a general understanding with someone you care about.
It may be difficult to get close to someone this morning, dear Leo, but it’s a good time for taking care of business, as well as for showing your reliable side. It’s a time that favors appreciation for your loyalty, reliability, and perseverance. You may not be letting people know how you feel on a deeper level, as there is a self-protective quality to you for the moment. Even so, others are enjoying your wisdom and support. While you’re keeping people at a distance, you’re nevertheless polite and interested. You could feel pleasant rapport with others on important issues today, and any agreements made now tend to last.
In the morning you could be feeling content with what you have, dear Virgo, financially and regarding a relationship, and this invites patience and good judgment. The key to success is to prioritize tasks and focus your energies. Today is good for buckling down, catching up, and taking care of business. There may be more than usual work to do around the home, and this is a good time for making a dent. When it comes to love, predictability and comfort are favored over bold moves. A cooperative agreement may be arrived at today, although you may feel that it comes at a price.
You can experience a real surge of motivation to resume or edit your projects, dear Libra. Your interests are plenty, but your time is limited! Don’t put so much pressure on yourself that you end up frustrated. Expecting instant results can only serve to bring you down and take energy away from what you’re doing. The key to success today is to tap into your ability to be patient. A constructive conversation with a friend or associate can figure prominently today. Others take note of your finer qualities, and you win respect just by being yourself.
There can be a sudden and powerful urge to set things right with money or other practical affairs today, dear Scorpio. You are selling yourself in your career these days, and you have particular influence with others on professional levels. There can be recognition of your talents and skills. Relationships are productive right now, and agreements tend to work out well. Cooperation and camaraderie are strong. Support in business-related and career-related matters is also prominent now.
You might initially balk at unsolicited advice received today, dear Sagittarius, but you don’t have to agree with advice to learn something from it. In fact, disagreeing with an opinion can lead to some interesting insight. Your more responsible side is shining through for others to see, however, and you can most certainly work it to your advantage in an unassuming way. With Saturn in your sign, recognition comes in smaller, quieter chunks, and you may need to look closely to appreciate it, but it’s there! Today is good for showing your worth and integrity without having to go to lengths to prove yourself. Your actions speak louder than words. While being serious is fine, try to avoid a somber manner right now.
Talks can be quite constructive today, dear Capricorn. Take the time to go over financial matters if you can, as your thinking is especially clear today. You’re also likely to carry yourself with dignity and enjoy a bit of attention and appreciation for your personality and your finer traits. Your focus now is on what lasts and who matters – quality is emphasized over quantity. Traditional methods and familiar places work best for you just for the time being. You have a realistic view of your relationships, yourself, and recent situations.
The Moon is in your sign today, dear Aquarius, and emotions are animated. Even so, this morning’s energies are on the serious side. You might, in fact, enjoy mature conversations and interactions for the time being. There can be subtle yet palpable advances in your social life if you focus on the things that matter the most. There can be an excellent sense of stability and faithfulness in love and friendship. Advice circulating now can be practical and useful. As the day advances, you’re likely to feel more independent, and you tend to crave freedom and room for spontaneity.
The first half of the day is better for keeping the status quo, dear Pisces, and for sticking to tried and true methods that are easy to fall back upon. Even so, it would be a good idea to emphasize your reliable, responsible, and punctual side today. These qualities are appreciated right now. This morning, you have a sharper sense of things (and people!) of value. You can be quite pleased with work and the little things that you’ve accomplished. Later today, you can be sensitive to feeling confined or limited and might seek out ways to escape the routine.
Nurturing, protective, tenacious, emotional, sensitive, watery, strong roots. Can be overly protective, unwilling to let go, timid, reclusive.
Self-confident, generous, warm-hearted, powerful leader, dramatic. Can be overly proud, vain, extravagant, arrogant.
Humanitarian, innovative, group conscious, progressive, serving others. Can be rebellious, eccentric, aloof, emotionally superficial, overly extroverted.
BALANCE OF ELEMENTS
There can be a lack of desire, interest, or skills regarding practical affairs. We may not be very much in touch with reality. Difficulties concentrating, grounding ourselves.
BALANCE OF MODES
We are thinking about the long view, seeking out security and stability rather than change. We may be committed, focused, resistant to making changes, and stubborn.
Current Lunar Phase
LUNAR PHASE: FULL MOON
Moon 180 to 135 degrees behind the Sun.
We are concerned mainly with the nature of relationships and are made aware of recent imbalances. Something can come to fruition. Our concern is not limited to personal relationships, but relationships of all kinds. Our cards are on the table.
The Moon today is in a Waning Gibbous Phase. This is the first phase after the Full Moon occurs. It lasts roughly 7 days with the Moon’s illumination growing smaller each day until the Moon becomes a Last Quarter Moon with a illumination of 50%. The average Moon rise for this phase is between 9am and Midnight depending on the age of the phase. The moon rises later and later each night setting after sunrise in the morning. During this phase the Moon can also be seen in the early morning daylight hours on the western horizon.
PHASE DETAILS FOR – WEDNESDAY, JULY 20, 2016
Phase: Waning Gibbous
Moon Age: 15.30 days
Moon Angle: 0.52
Moon Distance: 384,008.04 km
Sun Angle: 0.52
Sun Distance: 152,004,448.57 km
When the Moon is in Aquarius, we don’t want to be bound to routines. There’s an impulse to break out of claustrophobic situations and relationships. We are friendly, but in a more detached way.
Aquarius is the sign of the visionary. So when the instinctual Moon is here, there can be emotional outbursts to go along with the inspiration. Thoughts about humanity as a whole, and ways to be a contributor to its evolution are on our minds. We want to connect with everybody, and are more open to those from very different walks of life.
We crave cutting edge ideas, and may go seeking it in people and our own investigations. It’s a time of going beyond the usual perceptive filters. Winding down under this Moon means reading or following a thread of fascination.
Aquarius relates to currents of the body, as well as the mind and spirit. This is a good time to schedule energy healing or acupuncture.
The Moon in Aquarius can bring blessed relief from too much emoting.
It allows us the distance to see the big picture. The mood takes us down tangents of thought, or brings exciting flash ideas. It’s a great time for tuning into the popular memes out there.
It favors social networking via the net, or experimenting with other technologies that keep you connected. It’s time for embracing the new, the futuristic and innovative.
It is the right mood for turning into group energy. It encourages a respect for each person, along with a cohesive awareness of the group as a whole.
You can see your place in the bigger scheme of things, when the Moon is in this air sign. You can get an abstract take on how the different strands fit together. The Moon in Aquarius tunes us into the group psyche and soul.
Beat of Own Drummer
And yet, Aquarius is unpredictable and the Moon is too. I know many with Aquarius Moon in their natal chart who retreat into books and solitude. One striking thing I’ve noticed is they make no excuses — they simply go their own way. This is a strength of the fixed sign Aquarius — a sign that settles into its own atmospheres, often very deeply. It’s why it’s known for being in its own world.
With Moon in Aquarius, it’s time to be in your own world. There’s a sense of freedom that comes from stabilizing yourself in your own thoughts, no matter where they lead. That makes it a stellar time to honor your need to get lost in your own world of the mind. And in that atmosphere, there are often glimpses of something new at the edges, as Aquarius is a sign of the future.
Some power activities now: getting energy work, like acupuncture or reflexology; attend a community-building event; conceptualize a plan; brainstorm at work; send a mass email to friends and family; update your social networking profile; break free of a social convention; mix with those outside your usual circle; conspire to rebel or reform; break out of the matrix!
Follow the Moon!
The Moon sets the emotional tone as it transits through the Zodiac signs. It changes signs every 2 1/2 days. You can work with this rhythm to “go with the flow” of the Moon. You can use it to know the general feeling tone to expect. Molly Hall, Astrology Expert
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Materials 1 black reversible candle with white center (you may use a white candle completely colored with a black permanent marker)
Begin three days after the Full Moon by lighting the candle. See all fears evaporate, and visualize yourself as being happy, healthy, and unafraid. Then say something like:
Fear, release your hold on me Your power lacks the energy To hold me as it did before You’ve lost your grasp upon my core You’ve lost the force that you once had To terrify or drive me mad The battle’s over— I have won— My angst is gone and you are done For as the Moon wanes in the sky You wilt and wither, fall and die
Let the candle burn for about five minutes, then snuff the flame. Repeat the spell every day until the Moon is dark. Let the candle burn all the way down on the last day.
Everyday Moon Magic: Spells & Rituals for Abundant Living
This enchantment is best used to win a man who has not requited the feeling of love which the lady holds for him. In a red vase or pot, plant a small ivy leaf (the ivy carries the idea of constant, ever-growing and reviving love).
As the plant is watered, repeat this spell, with eyes closed:
As this shrub grows
And as its leaf blows,
Let his love arise for me.
Thereafter, nurture the plant carefully. If it grows well for you, you will gain the one you love.
Wednesday is named for Woden himself, although the Romans called it dies Mercurii. This is a day associated with the color purple, the planet Mercury, and the metal quicksilver – which is also called mercury. See a pattern here?
When it comes to deities… yes, Mercury! However, there are a few other gods associated with Wednesday, including Odin and Hermes, Athena, and Lugh. Gemstones like adventurine and agate come in handy as well, as do plants such as aspen trees, lilies, lavender and even ferns.
Business and job-related issues, communication, loss and debt, traveling, and journeys are all tied in to Wednesday. This is a good day to do a working to open up lines of communication – especially if your own actions are preventing you from being an effective speaker or listener. Go someplace new or return to an old favorite stomping ground, step up your game, and settle up your accounts.