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In Astrology, the Full Moon signals a time each month when we are able to take a clear look at what is happening in our lives so we can decide if we need to make changes. But culturally and historically speaking, the Full Moon has additional meaning that changes from month to month throughout the year.
The Full Moon stirs our emotions, so it’s fitting that the Full Moon for each month has a different name and personality. Many of the Full Moon names date back to ancient tribes who followed the Full Moon to help keep track of the seasons.
Other Full Moon names have been created by different cultures around the world, and most of the Full Moons have more than one name — although one is likely more widely used than the others.
Let’s take a glance at a year’s worth of Full Moons!
Mark your calendar for the Full Moons of 2017!
January: The Wolf Moon
The Full Wolf Moon in January is named for the time when wolves could be heard howling with hunger in the heart of winter. Alternate names: Snow Moon or Old Moon.
February: The Snow Moon
The Full Snow Moon in February is named for the time of the heaviest winter snowfall. This is also a time when hunting is more difficult, so it is also known as the Hunger Moon.
March: The Worm Moon
The Full Worm Moon in March is named for the time of year when the temperature begins to warm, the earth softens and earthworms begin to reappear, followed by the birds. Alternate names: The Sap Moon or the Crow Moon.
April: The Pink Moon
The Full Pink Moon in April is named for the time of year when the earliest pink phlox and wildflowers begin to bloom. Alternate names: The Grass Moon, the Egg Moon or the Fish Moon.
May: The Flower Moon
The Full Flower Moon in May is named for the abundance of flowers that begin to bloom this month. Alternate names: The Corn Planting Moon or the Milk Moon.
June: The Strawberry Moon
The Full Strawberry Moon in June is named for the time of year the Native American Algonquin tribes would rush to gather ripe strawberries. Alternate names: The Honey Moon, the Rose Moon or the Hot Moon.
July: The Full Buck Moon or Thunder Moon
The Full Buck Moon in July is named for the time of year when buck deer begin to grow new antlers. Alternate names: The Thunder Moon (for frequent thunderstorms), or the Hay Moon.
August: The Sturgeon Moon
The Full Sturgeon Moon of August is named for the time when Native American fishing tribes could most easily catch this fish in certain lakes. Alternate names: The Green Corn Moon, the Red Moon or the Grain Moon.
September: The Corn Moon or Harvest Moon
The Full Corn Moon of September is named for the time of year when Native Americans harvested corn. It’s alternately called the Harvest Moon (which is the Full Moon closest to Fall Equinox and can happen in September or October) or the Barley Moon.
October: The Hunter’s Moon or The Harvest Moon
The Full Hunter’s Moon of October is named for the time of year when Native American tribes hunted for the fattest game and stored provisions for winter. October’s Full Moon is called the Harvest Moon when it falls closest to the Fall Equinox. Alternate names: The Travel Moon or the Dying Moon.
November: The Beaver Moon
The Full Beaver Moon of November is named for the time when Native Americans would set their beaver traps before the water began to freeze over. It’s also the time of year beavers begin to prepare for winter. Alternate name: The Frosty Moon.
December: The Cold Moon or The Long Nights Moon
The Full Cold Moon or Full Long Nights Moon of December is named for the mid-winter month in which the cold really takes hold, and nights become long and dark. Alternate name: Yule Moon.
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This summer Venus will be on the move! She’ll sail through cerebral Gemini from July 4-31 and during this time we’ll want to sample the most interesting possibilities in love. Dull routine will be the kiss of death in relationships during this time, and mental connections are a must.
Then, from July 31 – August 26 Venus will move through the tender sign of Cancer. Now, emotional security is paramount in matters of the heart. Sensitive souls rejoice!
From August 26 – September 19, however, it’s time to have fun! Venus will tour flamboyant Leo during this time, and wants to party, live, and love to the fullest.
Rounding out Venus’ trek this summer will be the eclipses. On August, 7 a Lunar Eclipse in Aquarius will be at a perfect angle to Jupiter in relationship-oriented Libra. You and your love might reach a personal aspiration together. Then, on August 21 a Solar Eclipse in Leo is trine Uranus — your heart will be ready to jump out of its comfort zone!
Aries (March 21 – April 19)
This will surely be your summer for lovin’! Mars, your ruling planet, will tour your romance sector from July 20 – September 5. During this once-every-two-years event, you’ll enjoy a boost in libido as well as opportunities to truly enjoy all the pleasures life has to offer.
It gets even better at the New Moon in Leo on July 23, which will collide with Mars. You will surely have an opportunity to meet someone new and fall in love, if single. Don’t worry, if you miss this New Moon you’re in luck. On August 21 another New Moon will fall in the same part of your chart — this time a Solar Eclipse!
Finally, for good measure, Venus enters your romance sector on August 25, and remains here through September 19. As you can see, your summer is filled with back-to-back opportunities for love. Yum!
Taurus (April 20 – May 20)
Domestic matters will be a stronger focus for you during most of the summer, so it’s possible that romance will take a back seat. Even so, you’ll have significant opportunity to nourish your love life this season.
It’s possible that the reason why you’re so focused on home is because you and your lover are ready to set up house together. If so, you’ll find that the process of moving in together really makes your relationship come alive. If you’re already living together, it’s likely that you’ll be busy redecorating your home or working on a renovation project. You’ll both put your heart and soul into it!
If you’re single, pay attention to the magic of September. On September 5 Mars will move into your true love sector for the first time in two years. This will help you go after whomever it is you’re drawn to the most.
Gemini (May 21 – June 20)
Your magnetism will be through the roof from July 4-31 when Venus tours your sign. If you’re single, you’ll notice more people giving you second glances as well as attention. It’ll be a fortunate time to meet someone new because you’re truly giving off your best vibes. If you’re in a relationship, then your mate will help you feel extra valued and beautiful.
One difficult day for love will be July 24 when Venus opposes Saturn, now in your relationship sector. It’s possible that your relationship wrinkles will rear themselves during this time, and you’ll need to decide whether or not it’s worth the work of ironing them out. You might also feel restricted in your love life during this time. Perhaps a relationship obligation is all work and no play. If this happens, remember that fairy tale romance can’t be 24/7. Someone has to do the dishes, pay the bills, and care for the kids.
Cancer (June 21 – July 22)
Venus will tour your sign from July 31 – August 25, making these weeks your very best for summer romance. If you’re single, you’ll notice far more attention than usual from potential suitors. Your confidence will be strong and you’ll look and feel more vibrant than you have in quite some time. As a result, others will genuinely be drawn your way! If you’re in a relationship, it’s likely that you’ll feel extra supported during this time.
One exception to this will be near August 15 when Venus opposes Pluto, the planet of power and control, now in your partnership sector. You and your sweetie might have a massive disagreement over a financial situation, and your partner may insist on having the upper hand. If this happens, you’ll likely feel manipulated and might hold back affection because of it. Remember, the only way to get past this situation is to move through it. Together.
Leo (July 23 – Aug. 22)
Undoubtedly, this will be a memorable summer for you in many ways — especially when it comes to love. There is so much energy in your sign at every possible time frame during the summer, how can you NOT be favored? It all starts with Mars moving through Leo from July 20 – September 5. This once-every-two-years event will bless you with more stamina and ambition to pursue anything — or anyone — you’ve got your sights set on. If the goal is romance, you will not fail.
A New Moon in Leo on July 23 insists on making your life brand new, and if you don’t “get it” the first time, you’ll experience another, more potent, New Moon in your sign on August 21. This will be a Solar Eclipse, and it will be at a gorgeous angle to Uranus, the planet of sudden events. Expect a happy, life-changing, surprise!
Last but not least, from August 25 – September 19, Venus will tour your sign. This summer, you are certainly the favored one. Enjoy the cosmic treats!
Virgo (Aug. 23 – Sept. 22)
There’s a lot of undercover energy at work for you this summer, Virgo. You clearly want to have fun and enjoy the pleasures of romance, but for the most part, you’re likely to do so in private. Mars will move through your 12th House of Secrets and Escape from July 20 – September 5, giving you this incognito vibe. You do want to experience romance and allow your creative self to shine, but it’s possible that circumstances beyond your control will necessitate that you settle for quiet moments rather than loud ones. That’s ok — romance is still there!
If single, you do have a stretch of social time from July 31 – August 25, when Venus tours your friendship sector. This will be when you get the most social invitations and have a wonderful opportunity to step out into the sun and be noticed.
Your time will truly arrive, however, after September 5, when Mars enters your sign. Then, nothing can stop you from showing everyone exactly what you want out of life and love.
Libra (Sept. 23 – Oct. 22)
This summer will surely be one of your most memorable! You’ll not only enjoy time with pals more than you have in ages, but there’s a distinct possibility that you and a friend will become lovers under the magical moonlight of those endless summer nights.
It all begins on July 20 when Mars enters your friendship sector, and remains here through September 5. This will give you the motivation to get out more, join groups, and attend fun events. If there is any chemistry between you and a friend or acquaintance, it will become palpable during this time.
Two New Moons, also in your friendship zone, occur this summer as well — one on July 23 and the second (which is also a Solar Eclipse) on August 21. With both these New Moons happening in Leo, this suggests romance and fun connected to friends. If you’re already in a relationship, you and your sweetheart might vacation with pals or spend a lot of time attending creative events together.
Last but not least, Venus will ALSO move into your 11th House of Friends and Groups on August 26, and remains here until September 19. Love is definitely connected to your social life. This is when it blossoms.
Scorpio (Oct. 23 – Nov. 21)
This summer might not feel like it’s the most exciting when it comes to romance, but there are certainly spurts of pleasurable opportunity that you’ll want to maximize. From July 4-31, Venus will move through your 8th House of Shared Resources and Intimacy. If you’re partnered up with someone, it’ll be a significant time. You and your mate will be able to forge a deeper, more meaningful bond because you’ll both be willing to reveal more to one another. Chipping away at each other’s guards and melting vulnerabilities might be scary, but during this time, it’ll be more rewarding than you realize.
Another advantage to this transit will be financial. You might hear positive news about your partner’s finances that will surely benefit you as well. A joint investment will also likely do quite nicely.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22 – Dec. 21)
This summer is strong for romantic potential, with opportune times for both single and partnered Sagittarians! If you’re in a relationship, the good news starts immediately. From July 4-31 Venus will tour your partnership sector, adding grace and harmony to your love connection. This will be a supportive time to truly enjoy each other’s company and remind one another why you are so in love.
There is one day, however, that might be touchy. On July 24 Venus will oppose Saturn, reminding the both of you just how serious your commitment to one another is. If you’re feeling overwhelmed with responsibility near this time, it might chip away at the passion.
From July 31 – August 26 however, you and your partner will find your intimate life reaching new depths and heights. Finances also look favorable.
For the single Sagittarius, expect an opportunity to meet someone you’re extremely attracted to while you’re traveling abroad this summer. You might also meet this person while you’re expanding your intellectual horizons through summer classes or a workshop.
Capricorn (Dec. 22 – Jan. 19)
From July 31 – August 26 love planet Venus will move through your partnership sector, giving beautiful potential for you and your sweetheart to see improvements in your relationship. If you’re seriously dating someone, then it’s possible that during this time you’ll decide to strengthen your commitment to one another. You might become engaged, get married, or move in together.
One day you’ll want to tread cautiously around is August 15. At this time Venus will oppose Pluto in your sign. As a result, it’s possible that you’ll be more concerned with retaining all of the power in your relationship. If calling the shots is more vital to you than truly relating, you might receive a wakeup call.
Aquarius (Dec. 22 – Jan. 19)
This summer you can look forward to significant relationship developments. Your 7th House of Partnership will be quite busy, hosting Mars, a New Moon, a New Moon Solar Eclipse, and Venus all at different time frames this summer. This is significant and rare Astrology to have all condensed in one part of your chart.
There is no doubt that you and your partner are in for a fantastic fresh start. You’re both motivated to make love work and you genuinely want to give each other the very best. You might need to clear the air about some underlying issues one or both of you are upset about, but don’t worry — this is going to lead to the fresh start you both need.
If you’re single pay attention to July 4-31 when Venus tours your romance sector. You’ll have the best prospects to meet someone new and fall in love.
Pisces (Feb. 19 – March 20)
If you’re single and hoping for a summer romance, you’ll want to circle the dates from July 21 – August 26. That’s when Venus, the planet of amore will tour the area of your chart connected to meeting someone new, dating, and falling in love. This is the area of pleasure and fun, so you can count on these weeks being the most memorable this season. A work romance might also be on the horizon for you from August 26 – September 19, so be aware of that potential as well.
If you’re in a relationship, then after September 5 you’ll start to have much more action in your love life. At this time Mars will enter your partnership sector. For the rest of the summer and into the fall, you and your mate will prioritize finding ways to spice up your love connection.
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Get A Jump On Tomorrow……
Your Daily Horoscopes for Saturday, July 8th
You’re primarily focused on your career or duties and obligations today, dear Aries. You’re more results-oriented and interested in reaching your goals. You can have many distractions related to your social life or a particular partnership, but if you can manage some solitude, you can be quite productive. A Mars-Saturn quincunx suggests some stops and starts as the day advances. Mars in your home sector these days indicates a lot of activity with family, in your home, or inside of you — your inner or domestic world can be busy. Outside responsibilities, paperwork, or the desire to learn something useful can clash with this now, and it may be hard to see that you can do both by striking a compromise. Try to focus on making adjustments and edits today, if possible. You may not be able to get what you want to do done, so try to adjust your expectations. The day is less than ideal for confident decision making or for pushing a plan forward.
This is a better day for sticking to what you know and getting your work done than pushing your agenda, dear Taurus. It’s wise to follow the rules just for now, as we can be a little off in our judgment. A Mars-Saturn aspect influencing the day tends to cut the spontaneity and can lead to second-guessing or thinking too hard before making a move. This is not an ideal time for important interviews or launches so that if there is some uncertainty, it’s probably better to wait for another day. Well-considered moves can be fine. Relationship challenges can interfere with productivity, or there can be problems gaining understanding. Inflexibility is not always a good thing, but it may be wise to avoid making significant changes now anyhow. If you’re feeling hesitant about a project or presentation/idea, take a little more time to get things right.
You can be in your own world today more often than not, dear Gemini, with the Moon in your intimacy sector all day. Mars forms a quincunx with Saturn today, making it wiser to make adjustments than push a plan forward, particularly related to money. You may become aware of a discrepancy or misjudgment of the time or resources you needed to complete a task. Flaws in plans may emerge. For some, there can be a strong desire to make a purchase or launch a project or venture, but disapproval or unforeseen restrictions throw a wrench in your plans. The more you force a matter, the more resistance you encounter right now! Decision making is difficult today, but it may very well be for your own good or a blessing in disguise. Something needs an adjustment now.
With Mars in your sign in challenging aspect to Saturn, you may face some obstacles getting where you want to go today, dear Cancer. For some of you, you may be giving off a self-protective or defensive vibe, and this can impact your interactions. For others, people around you can be self-conscious or inflexible and not very quick to support your efforts. For many, you may feel guilty for whatever you do manage to do, or there can be starts and stops as you jump into action and then second-guess your choices. Try not to waste time on anger and frustration today. Also, watch for expressing impatience where this can do damage. Focus on positive outcomes but be patient as there can be some hurdles to clear before getting there.
Tasks that require spontaneity or direct action may not fare well today, dear Leo, despite your strong need to take care of business. Fortunately, with the Moon spending the day in your work and health sector, doing editing work or making adjustments comes more naturally now than on most days, and these are precisely the type of activities that the day favors. It doesn’t mean you’re completely immune to the frustrations that can result from a Mars-Saturn quincunx influence active today, but keeping your head down doing what you do best can certainly help! Keep in mind that with Mars in your privacy sector these days, buried anger can emerge quite unexpectedly, and today, you could feel blocked or disapproved of if you express your desires out of turn. You may decide to wait until you’ve made more sense of them before sharing.
The Moon’s transit of your creative and romantic sector all day points to an unusual ability to pull yourself above the daily grind and have a little fun, dear Virgo. Even so, a Mars-Saturn aspect influencing the day can pull you down at times, although with patience, you can get around this. Knowing that pushing something that just isn’t ready to budge will only meet with resistance is one way of making the best of the day’s energies. Virgos, as a Mutable sign, are known for their abilities to adapt, adjust, and edit, and they’re very good at these things! Knowing when to focus on the details rather than the end goal is useful now. Some plans or projects may need reworking or review. Still, you may be feeling ready to take on the world one minute, and cautious the next, but if you aim not to let this get your down, you may welcome a break from pushing ahead.
The Moon spends the day at the bottom of your chart, dear Libra, and you may need to fill the well, so to speak, by concentrating on filling emotional needs, mainly for comfort, nurture, and support. With a Mars-Saturn aspect influencing the day, you may swing from feeling gung-ho about going after what you want or ready to take a risk to a much more cautious approach, and it can be difficult finding a middle ground. Or, you might begin a course of action with enthusiasm but then second-guess yourself. You could be feeling a small setback when it comes to work or a project, as you become aware of a delay or the need to put more energy into it than you had estimated. If possible, reflect and make edits rather than pushing ahead now.
While the Moon spending the day in your communications sector can motivate you to take on many tasks, dear Scorpio. However, with a Mars-Saturn influence active today, it may be best to take things easy and avoid starting all-new projects or initiatives. Overthinking things may be the order of the day, but can be frustrating, too, if you aren’t getting anywhere. You may be wrestling with whether to pursue your desires or to keep things practical. Avoid making substantial commitments and decisions, particularly related to travel, education, publishing, or legal matters. For some of you, dealing with financial realities or fear of change can be in focus now, as much as you have your sights on something new and exotic. Don’t push too hard now if you’re sensing resistance — let things unfold naturally.
Your practical affairs or comfort levels are in high focus today, dear Sagittarius. You seek out a little more predictability in your life just for now. You are spontaneous by nature, but you sometimes need a small break from this impromptu approach to the world. A Mars-Saturn influence active today may take this energy a little too far, however! It’s a restrictive energy that helps us slow down to catch our errors, but doesn’t always feel good in the thick of things. Others may seem a little pushy or undisciplined now, and you prefer to keep things straightforward and responsible. Alternatively, each time you express a desire or take a course of action, you seem to meet an obstacle, or you’re misunderstood. Do your best to map out your next move rather than react too quickly to limitations.
The Moon spends the day in your sign, dear Capricorn, and your needs and wants are in the forefront. While emotions may frequently overpower your reason today, in moderation, this may be exactly what you need. It can be a time for considering those feelings you often brush off as you take care of other matters. However, an impending Mars-Saturn aspect today can point to some stops and starts. Focusing on past mistakes or missed opportunities is a tendency today, or guilt might plague you after choosing a course of action. Obstacles faced now may be viewed as stepping stones in your growth process, however frustrating as they may be at the moment! Rhythms and patterns in relationships may be off, and signals are mixed. Try not to take this as a sign of something bigger than it is. With a challenging Saturn today, the best strategy is to work hard at what needs doing and draw upon patience. The edits you make now can save you later!
The need to withdraw or take some time out to catch your breath is strong today, dear Aquarius, with the Moon in your privacy sector all day. With a Mars-Saturn influence today, taking a break from pushing plans forward is an especially good idea. It can be difficult seeing around an obstacle now. Mars in your work and health sector tends to pump you up for getting things done, but there can be hurdles to clear before you get to do what you want today. As a result, non-competitive and undemanding activities are better for you right now. You may be feeling just a little out of step — as if you can’t quite express yourself with confidence or smoothness. Make adjustments and refinements rather than concrete decisions now for best results. Wait for a better climate to pursue those things most dear to your heart, and take more care than usual with contracts, health, and work matters.
While the Moon spends the day in your social sector, encouraging peaceful relations and positive exchanges, dear Pisces, there can be some emotional see-sawing today. If you’re feeling some inner chaos, it’s probably better not to take on too much in the outside world. Take your time coming to conclusions, as today’s energies tend to confound or frustrate more than empower you. However, the adjustments you make now can lead to a stronger position, ultimately. It’s patience that serves you best now, as obstacles or restrictions, likely related to your responsibilities, career, or superiors, can present themselves and seemingly slow you down. Arguments entered into today tend to reach stalemates or leave very little room for growth. Your pursuit of pleasure or romance may be temporarily blocked. Sticking with what you do well can be helpful now.
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If You Were Born Today, July 7
You are excellent at putting ideas into action and working hard for what you want in life. Recognition may at times make you feel uncomfortable or shy, but quiet recognition is a true motivator for you. You have a respectable, authoritative air about you. You can be a real worrier at times, but worry in healthy doses when achieved helps you to plan effectively. At times, you can be stubborn and a little controlling. Certainly, you often feel that one person is better than a group to get a job done. You are a builder and enjoy taking the lead, quietly. Famous people born today: Gustav Mahler, Ringo Starr, Shelley Duvall, Michelle Kwan.
Your Birthday Year Forecast:
Neptune transits in harmony with your Sun this year, enhancing your creativity. A higher purpose to your life is what you seek during this period, and you rely more heavily upon your intuition in order to achieve it. You could find that your intuition is subtly enhanced and that you’re often in the right place at the right time, probably because your hunches are more likely to be correct. You tune into your imaginative and artistic side. This is a good year for self-improvement programs or efforts. The need to “get away from it all” to find some peace and quiet now and again will be strong. A more sensitive – even mysterious -persona is projected this year, and this can attract pleasantly unusual circumstances (and people) into your life.There is added charm in the way you present your ideas this year, certainly helping to smooth over differences in your personal relationships. You express yourself more imaginatively. Something big is in the works regarding your love life. You’ll have a chance to heal old wounds with regards to love this year. You’re also bound to find new ways of making money.
You also benefit from a harmonious Jupiter transit this year. Under this influence, you have a stronger than usual desire to improve, grow, and learn. This is a fortunate aspect that helps boost optimism and confidence, and you are able to attract fortunate circumstances into your life as a result. Problems are easier to resolve. Matters related to universities, higher education, organized religion, publishing, legal affairs, and foreign interests can be especially strong. It’s a favorable time to further your education, travel, or otherwise expand your personal horizons. You are likely to enjoy a larger perspective on matters that keeps you from getting lost in details or overly frustrated by everyday stresses.
There is added charm to the way you present your ideas this year, certainly helping to smooth over differences in your personal relationships. You are not only more diplomatic but you express yourself more creatively. It’s easier than usual to find satisfying channels for expressing yourself, and friendship opportunities open up. Love may be found through learning pursuits. Your communications — what you say and how you say it — help draw positive attention, good circumstances, and things you want into your life. Artistic or literary skills increase or are in stronger focus. You are talented at turning around a difficult situation and can excel at mediating, negotiating, liaising, and coming to mutually beneficial agreements this year.
Your mind is working at top speed this year. This means you can get a whole lot done, but at times you can feel quite scattered or misunderstood. Routine matters or monotonous tasks can be hard to take because learning new things is your passion this year, not recycling old ideas or performing repetitive processes.
Something big is in the works regarding your love life. You’ll have a chance to heal old wounds with regards to love this year — you might patch things up with someone or get to a greater understanding of your own needs. You’re also bound to find new ways of making money or doing business that benefit you.
There can be some blocks and frustrations when it comes to going after what you want at times this year. Pushing too hard to get your way can backfire. Avoid taking extreme measures to make things happen your way, and avoid people who might be doing same. Deliberately trying to maneuver things in order to get the upper hand will be a lesson in frustration. It’s important to avoid power games with others which can be all too easy to become a part of this year. Look for healthy ways to release frustrations.
While your energy and vitality fluctuate this year, good energy is with you for productivity during the higher energy periods. In fact, you can be extremely determined when you’re motivated. Creativity thrives, and you’re likely to make some changes to your personality or self-expression that enliven your life. Your social or romantic life gets a nice boost. Forgiveness and understanding figure strongly in matters of the heart.
2017 is a Number Six year for you. Ruled by Venus. This is a year of relative contentment. It is a time when love is the easiest to attract, and partnerships formed under this vibration have a better chance for longevity. You are able to attract others, and material things as well, this year. This is a good year for establishing harmony in the family and in the home. Advice – develop existing relationships, be positive and receptive because these kinds of energies help you to attract what you desire.
2018 will be a Number Seven year for you. Ruled by Neptune. This is a year of preparation, chance, and refinement. It is not a time of dramatic changes. Instead, it’s a year when reflection on the past is helpful, and when refinements to your life path should be made. It’s a good year to study and analyze. Unexpected twists to your life story and “chance” meetings are probable. Advice – take stock of your life in order to prepare for more exciting years to come, examine the past and plan for the future, get in touch with your deepest needs and uncover your personal power, don’t strain yourself or actively try to expand.
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Your Daily Horoscopes for Friday, July 7th
This morning is excellent for negotiations, creative writing, problem-solving, and relationships with love interests, acquaintances, and children, dear Aries. You can be feeling quite confident and hopeful about your projects and relationships. This afternoon, the Moon moves to the top of your solar chart, stimulating a stronger awareness of your goals and performance. However, a Venus-Pluto aspect can promote some tension if you worry too much about these things. This influence can also stimulate insecurities regarding money, relationships, and pleasures. Unresolved problems and fears about others taking over your position can emerge and disrupt your good humor now and again. For best results today, keep a goal in mind and aim to do your best without succumbing to the pressure to do it all right away!
Positive energy continues this morning, dear Taurus, and you can find yourself in good shape for constructive or supportive conversations. Thinking is excellent for finances and domestic concerns, and family life or security matters are strongly on your mind. Things may seem to be falling into place, which is comforting. This afternoon, the Moon moves into your adventure sector. You’re seeking out more spontaneous activity or experiences that expand your mind now. A Venus-Pluto this afternoon pulls up some fear of change or of not being “in the know.” Your needs and wants can be complicated to understand now, or if you do know them, it can be difficult to see a direct path to their fulfillment. There is a stronger desire for comfort and security in your relationships these days, but today you may not be feeling especially able to let down your guard. Aim for moderation and avoid becoming worked up about differences of opinion.
This morning, you are in a fabulous position to connect, collaborate, and cooperate with others, dear Gemini, with your ruler, Mercury, in positive aspect to Venus in your sign. You are framed particularly well in nearly everything you do! The Moon continues to emphasize partnerships and relating until early afternoon, after which you’re inclined to observe and analyze as well as seek out a stronger connection to projects or people. Life becomes a little more intense as the day advances, and emotions can be up and down. Part of you wants just to have some fun and take things lightly, but it can be hard to totally relax because you can’t help but see discrepancies. You may be particularly sensitive to what you see as others’ agendas or motives. Perhaps you’re receiving attention of the unwanted variety, or you’re unsure of whether to take something as a compliment or not.
This morning, good energy for cooperation with others and problem-solving continues from yesterday, dear Cancer. You’re in an excellent position to think or talk through a problem or to gain clarity about a matter. Pleasant exchanges are likely now, and it’s refreshing! The Moon moves into your partnership sector early afternoon, and you become increasingly invested in your relationships and social life. You seek out companionship. However, interactions are not as flowing later today as they were in the morning. Part of you wants to see the good things, and the other part tends to focus on the darker side or negative possibilities. Choose to rise above this, but give some thought to what’s bothering you. Fears and insecurities may be at the root of all of this. You might also be dealing with the jealousies of someone close to you. Look for ways to make yourself happy that don’t depend on others for the time being.
This morning continues a theme of cooperation, friendliness, and open conversations, dear Leo. You may gain clarity about a person’s feelings for you or you could thoroughly enjoy a conversation about the future now. The Moon moves from your creative solar fifth house to your work and health sector early afternoon and the mood changes somewhat. You become more focused on your duties. A Venus-Pluto aspect alludes to a possible struggle between dealing with routines and responsibilities and the desire for more time for your social life. The idea that you may be losing ground or missing out if you don’t attend to your work can prevent you from fully relaxing. For some, there can be the jealousies of colleagues or friends to navigate now. Do your best to rise above any mind games people may be playing.
The morning’s energies are easygoing with continued themes of cooperation, conversation, and pleasant exchanges. Even though you are keeping some things to yourself and unsure about whether or not you should be sharing certain observations, it’s a mostly good time for harmonizing with the people around you and taking a relaxed, tolerant approach to your life. Clarity about a relationship or project may come now. The Moon moves from your home-focused solar fourth house to your creative fifth house early afternoon, which tends to stimulate your desire to share your feelings or have some fun. Even so, a Venus-Pluto aspect can point to some frustrations if people are trying to control things or playing guilt games with you. Try not to let fears or insecurities take over. Focusing on solving mental problems may be better than trying to attack more emotionally-rooted ones just for now, but don’t ignore your fears, either. In fact, with the Sun and Pluto moving towards an opposition, the more you learn about your insecurities, the better you will be able to rise above frustrations and do what’s right for you. Look for creative outlets for self-expression if this can be managed, as it can be powerful to express yourself creatively now.
This morning is quite excellent for self-expression, social confidence, and improved personal outlook. You’re coming across very well, dear Libra. As the day advances, you’re a little more serious. Inner fears or tensions can begin to emerge, and this can affect your behavior. The areas of life where you worry you don’t have an edge or an upper hand, possibly your home or family life, begin to interfere with personal enjoyment until you deal with them. Since attempting to get your way will not contribute to a feeling of empowerment in the long run, avoid these behaviors as best as possible. Rise above tendencies towards subterfuge, and instead try to address the insecurity or fear behind the desire. The Moon’s move to your home and family sector this afternoon can prompt a more considered approach to your emotions.
There continues to be natural energy for expressing yourself and cooperation with others this morning, dear Scorpio. You may get the chance to clarify your position on a matter or get to a friendly agreement with others. This afternoon, the Moon moves into your communications sector, stimulating your desire to connect, learn, and contribute. A Venus-Pluto tense aspect can nag at your fears of not being “in the know” or can lead to tensions with conversations that beat around the bush. Some interactions can degrade into a game of power or righteousness. The desire to have the last word is strong, but not necessarily worth the effort! You’re likely to feel more of this energy tomorrow, so work on identifying the source of frustration now and don’t let it overpower you. Your problem-solving skills are strong, however. While communication mix-ups can be irritating while they’re happening, they may also lead to new insights.
This morning, pairing up with someone can be pleasant and rewarding, dear Sagittarius. This can be a time of increased warmth in a relationship or good conversations and the satisfying sharing of ideas. The Moon continues to transit your sign until the afternoon, after which it moves into your resources sector, and your practical affairs take priority. With a Venus-Pluto influence occurring now, people have a tendency to play mind games or worries of losing footing interfere with healthy interactions. Simple conversations or interactions may end up stirring big feelings now. Differences in values, tastes, or money can be an issue in a relationship. This doesn’t have to be disruptive if you find ways to direct these emotions appropriately. You can also gain a new understanding of what you truly value now.
The Moon continues to move through your privacy sector until the afternoon when it enters your sign, dear Capricorn, and feelings you’ve kept at bay demand attention! This morning is quiet but holds the promise of pleasant interactions and discoveries. A smooth, easygoing approach to others and your work yields the best results now. As the day advances, you can have some difficulties keeping things running smoothly and naturally. Interactions can be tricky, particularly with people you work with or in relationships that naturally have an imbalance of power (such as client-patient, employer-employee, teacher-student), and these connections are figuring strongly for you these days. There may not appear to be a direct route to getting what you want, so the temptation is to try to maneuver things to go your way instead. Avoid mind games that will either backfire or leave you feeling unfulfilled.
In the first half of the day, good energy for connecting with others and cooperating or meeting new people continues since yesterday, dear Aquarius. As the day advances, the Moon moves into your privacy sector, and you seek out some downtime. As well, a Venus-Pluto aspect points to some feelings that you can’t get what you want by taking a direct route so that manipulation may be a temptation. Maneuvering things to go your way is sometimes useful, but today it may not work in your favor. Part of you wants to throw yourself into new experiences with Venus in your creative sector, and another is a little worried about doing so, perhaps due to financial or security issues. Try not to make life more complicated than it already is. Consider that you may be making more of a situation than it warrants, which stresses you out unnecessarily.
This morning, good energy for solving problems and relating well with others continues, dear Pisces. Conversations can be helpful. With the Moon moving into your social sector this afternoon, you tend to seek out ways to nurture your sense of belonging or feeling a part of something bigger than yourself. You need a break from competition, but with a Venus-Pluto challenge this afternoon, you may have a hard time relaxing enough to fully enjoy yourself. You might suspect a hidden agenda in your interactions with others when you’d prefer to communicate with more sincerity. While you may want to stick close to home, insecurities can have you feeling you need to be around friends. Aim to let go of your fears as much as possible, but give yourself some time to explore your feelings before pushing forward. More of this energy is likely tomorrow, so pay close attention to your feelings now so you can bring them into the light rather than let them work quietly against you!
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Except for a very short window of opportunity when you can enjoy a sweet conversation with your love on Friday morning, the overall tone of this weekend is anything but nice. An ultra-cranky Full Moon will occur in Capricorn this weekend, and closely connects to Pluto. As a result, you might feel more inclined to treat your love life as if it’s a business rather than a relationship. Power struggles are possible between you and your lover, especially considering that the Sun and Pluto will also be sharply opposed to each other. Ouch!
This Weekend’s Romantic Rating*
* Heart ratings are based on the lunar cycle. They range from low to full, with low indicating a rocky weekend for romance and full indicating plenty of passionate potential.
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The Astronomy of the Day for July 7th
- The Moon is in Sagittarius until 1:44 PM, after which the Moon is in Capricorn.
- The Moon is void from 10:11 AM to 1:44 PM.
- The Moon is waxing and in its Waxing Gibbous phase.
- The First Quarter Moon occurred on June 30th, and a Full Moon will occur in Capricorn on July 9th.
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Capricorn Full Moon Intensity
There’s a Full Moon in Cap (17 deg) this Sunday 9 July, and you’re likely already feeling it. Jax was born on a Full Moon. For his first couple of years we’d always know a Full Moon was coming because 2 days before like clockwork he’d have a very definite emotional shift. He’d either not want to sleep, or sleep more than usual, or cry more or be irritable or be like an energizer bunny hypo version of himself. Most of the time I completely forgot it was Full Moon related until I either looked at the sky or my calendar or one of my sisters said something and I thought aha!
That’s why it’s so helpful to know about astro events. They’re influencing us whether we realise it or not, believe in astrology or not. The tide goes in and out with the moon’s new and full moon phases, and likewise our emotions are triggered by planetary movements. Knowing about what the planets are doing helps because, just like me with Jax, it helps make sense of behaviour or feelings that seem to come out of nowhere.
So what can we expect from this Full Moon? Well, if you haven’t already you might like to start doing some deep breathing before you say or do anything you’ll regret. You may be feeling strong emotions start to bubble up, or spill over! Anxiety can be heightened. There’s quite the palpable feeling of electricity in the air, which can leave you feeling frazzled or buzzing. This Full Moon is a degree away from Pluto in Capricorn. The Sun and Mars are opposing them in Cancer. Mars isn’t crazy close, but in this case we’re definitely feeling his energy. Here’s what all that means:
Full Moons amplify emotions and often bring things to a head. Astrological events don’t create issues that aren’t already within you or around you somewhere. They bring things to the surface or to your attention so that they can be addressed, ideally in a healthy, positive way (that’s where knowing these triggers are happening comes in handy!). They give you a nudge to explore opportunities or get out of your comfort zone or express your needs.
Hiding under a doona/duvet until the astro trigger has passed might feel good – and hey, if you can do that go for it! – but ideally if you are getting hugely emotionally triggered it’s to your benefit to ask yourself: Hmmm what’s really going on here? Why am I so upset? Is there anything I’m not expressing? Do I have needs that are not being met or desires that are not being fulfilled? Is there something in me or in my life needing healing, closure, transformation or release?
This Full Moon is in practical, ambitious Capricorn, squaring Jupiter in Libra. Jupiter is all about expansion and abundance, and a square can make things feel a bit tense. There might be some goals/dreams you are really wanting to move into right now, but you’re feeling like you’re trying to move a big ship through a narrow canal with tight bends and curves every few metres. The Full Moon brings your emotions to a climactic moment, so you could feel like you are about to explode, implode, scream or give up! Don’t give up! This is a time to step away, take some deep breaths, do some yoga, go to a workout class, get out in nature, have a dip in the ocean, bake some cookies, anything to clear your head which is momentarily being filled by rising extreme emotions. If you’ve reached a climax with some intense situation, things will look and feel a lot clearer on Monday. Rather than prematurely blow up at your partner, boss, family member or colleague close your eyes, take a deep breath in and out, and say to yourself: “This situation is now resolved, show me how.”
The Full Moon is pretty much right on Pluto. Pluto is all about deep, deep transformation. He’s about diving in to our shadow and seeing what we’d usually rather avoid or confronting what we have a hard time owning about ourselves (both the good qualities and the not so good). Where do we hide when we need to be seen? Where do we stay quiet when we need to speak up? Pluto asks us to look at how Power and Control are manifesting in our lives. Do we feel in our power, or not? Do we try to control what is out of our control? What defines the line, for us personally, between knowing what we have power over, and what we don’t? Where is it appropriate to push and claim what you want, and where is it appropriate to let go, surrender and trust your Soul to direct the show in ways you may not currently understand? Pluto helps us get clear on these lines, although we usually go through quite a bit of push/pull/resistance before we get to the clear part!
Pluto will ruthlessly cull anything we have outgrown, and demolish whatever no longer serves us. Pluto flies the flag for getting you onto your highest evolutionary path, and he tends not to do it in a fluffy, gentle way. If Pluto is aspecting a significant point or planet in your chart you may feel like you are going through some sort of rebirth, which can be painful when we resist wherever Pluto is wanting to take us, and liberating when we surrender to the flow of where Pluto (or rather our Soul with the nudging of Pluto) wants us to go. With this Full Moon right on Pluto, more people than usual will feel his energy and so be aware of the fact that this weekend can trigger a short yet intense dark night of the soul for some folks around you, or for you. Nurture yourself, take care of yourself and if you can, extend some nurturing to anyone in your circle who is going through a hard time.
So this Full Moon on Pluto as you can see is full on enough, but Mr Mars is opposing it, so he’s adding fuel to the flames. With Mars people always talk about anger, and yeh he can bring up anger which with Pluto’s influence can easily turn into rage. But Mars is also about physical energy and action. You will feel compelled to DO something about whatever is playing out in the Full Moon/Pluto arena, but because that arena is already super emotional, to add emotional votality to the mix is not recommended! As written above, if you can ride things out until Monday without losing your cool or your mind, and divert your attention to calmer pursuits, things will ease up. If calmer pursuits aren’t going to do it for you, then get physical in a healthy way, anything to release all the energy that is wanting to move through you right now.
You’ll be in a much better emotional space from early next week onwards to deal with whatever needs dealing with. If bridges are burned this weekend, due to you or someone having an emotional explosion, it will be one of those ‘fire for the purpose of purification’ moments. Personal or professional relationships that are meant to move forward together after that purification moment will move forward in a much healthier way having finally addressed the crap, or those that aren’t meant to move forward will be released, for the good of all parties involved.
So there you have it. A big Full Moon weekend for sure.
Thank you for this transformation. Thank you for helping me release all that no longer serves. Thank you for helping me to open to all that I am now ready for! Aho/Amen.
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The Moon today is in a Waxing Gibbous phase. This phase is when the moon is more than 50% illuminated but not yet a Full Moon. The phase lasts round 7 days with the moon becoming more illuminated each day until the Full Moon. During a Waxing Gibbous the moon will rise in the east in mid-afternoon and will be high in the eastern sky at sunset. The moon is then visible though most of the night sky setting a few hour before sunrise. The word Gibbous first appeared in the 14th century and has it’s roots in the Latin word “gibbosus” meaning humpbacked.
PHASE DETAILS FOR – FRIDAY, JULY 7, 2017
Phase: Waxing Gibbous
Moon Age: 13.24 days
Moon Angle: 0.49
Moon Distance: 405,048.24 km
Sun Angle: 0.52
Sun Distance: 152,096,048.46 km
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Magickal Applications for Friday
Friday is named after the Norse goddesses of love, Freya and Frigga. There seems to be some debate as to whom the day is actually named after, so I thought I would share a little information so you can decide for yourself.
In Latin, this day is known as Dies Veneris, “Venus’s day.” In Greek, it’s Hermera Aphrodites, which translates to the “day of Aphrodite.” In Old English, this day is called Frige- daeg, or “Freya’s day.” This day has the Germanic title of Frije-dagaz, which, once again, could be Freya’s day or Frigga’s day.
Both Freya and Frigga were Norse goddesses of love and were the Teutonic equivalent of the Greco-Roman Venus/Aphrodite. However, Freya was one of the Vanir—the gods of fertility who supervised the land and sea—and she was the leader of the Valkyries. Frigga, Odin’s wife, was the goddess of the heavens and of married love. She was one of the Aesir—the gods associated with battle, magick and the sky. Freya and Frigga could be looked upon as different aspects of the same goddess. They both were called on to assist in childbirth and then in naming of the new baby. Frigga represented the faithful wife and loving mother, while Freya, who really captured the hearts and imagination of the Norse people, was the passionate mistress and lover.
Fridays classically are days for love, fertility, romance, and beauty magick, as well as working for happiness, harmony in the home, and friendship. So let’s take a look at some of the mythology involved with this loving, voluptuous, passionate, and luxurious day of the week, and see where it leads us.
Book of Witchery – Spells, Charms & Correspondences For Every Day of the Week
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Magickal Intentions: Love, Romance, Marriage, Sexual Matters, Physical Beauty, Friendship and Partnerships, Strangers, Heart
Color: aqua, blue, light blue, brown, green, pale green, magenta, peach, pink, rose, white, all pastels
Number: 5, 6
Charm: green or white garments, scepter
Stone: alexandrite, amethyst, coral, diamond, emerald, jade, jet, black moonstone, peridot, smoky quartz, tiger’s-eye, pink tourmaline
Animal: camel, dove, elephant, goat, horse, pigeon, sparrow
Plant: apple, birch, cherry, clematis, clove, coriander, heather, hemlock, hibiscus, ivy, lotus, moss, myrtle, oats, pepperwort, peppermint, pinecone, quince, raspberry, rose, pink rose, red rose, rose hips, saffron, sage, savin, stephanotis, strawberry, thyme, vanilla, verbena, violet, water lily, yarrow, and all flowers
Incense: ambergris, camphor, mace, musk, myrrh, rose, saffron, sage, sandalwood, sweetgrass, vanilla, violet, all floral scents
Goddess: Aphrodite, Asherah, Baalith, Brigid, Erzulie, Freya (Passionate Queen), Frigg, Gefion, Harbor (Beautiful One), Hestia, Inanna, Ishtar (Lady of Passion and Desire), Lakshmi, Lilith, Mokosh, Nehalennia, Nerthus, Ostara, Pombagira, Sarasvati, Shakti, Shekinah, Sirtur, Al Uzza, Venus (Queen of Pleasure), Vesta
God: Allah, Bacchus, Bes, Cupid, the Dagda, Dionysus, El, Eros (God of Love), Freyr, Frit Ailek, Shukra
Evocation: Agrat Bat Mahalat, Anael, Hagiel, Mokosba, Rasbid, Sachiel, Uriel, Velas
Courtesy of Moonlight Musings