Aspects of the Sun in Cancer


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Aspects of the Sun in Cancer

The Dates:
June 22nd through July 23rd

Keywords:
tenacious, patient, intuitive, nurturing, sensuous, imaginative, sensitive, empathic

The Shadow Side:
moody, clingy, self-absorbed, clannish, neurotic, needy, no boundaries, subjective

Element:
Cardinal and Water

Famous People with Sun in Cancer:
Nikola Tesla, Tom Hanks, Meryl Streep, Robin Williams, Bill Cosby, Nelson Mandela, Princess Diana, Frida Kahlo, Rufus Wainwright, Liv Tyler, Deborah Harry, George Michael, Jerry Hall, Kathy Bates, Dan Ackroyd, Fiona Shaw, Daniel Radcliffe, Geoffrey Rush, Ringo Starr

Personality Profile:
Those with the Sun in Cancer have a changeable nature, which makes them something of an enigma, even with those closest to them. They’re ruled by the Moon, and are similarly known to glow brightly one moment, and hide their faces the next. A highly emotional sign, they can sink into a mood and fully inhabit it, so that it seems to permeate the atmosphere around them.

The Cancer imagination is so vivid that it’s like they’re watching home movies inside their heads.

For them, every life experience can be replayed again and again in Technicolor, and the same internal landscape revisited. This is the raw material for both creative genius, and the tendency to get stuck in emotional eddies. And because they’re psychic sponges, they need plenty of space to unravel the little dramas of the day, or they’ll get cranky.

The Cancer has a tender heart, but you might not see it at first behind the cool exterior. Once you’re allowed inside the circle of trust, you’ll start to know why they’re called the “mother” of the Zodiac. Both men and women of this sign have an instinctive nurturing side that endears them to those they love. The Crab’s claws hold tight, though, and often they have trouble letting go of relationships and situations.

Tenacious Crab

The stealth approach of the Cancer Sun often takes people by surprise, and many have been underestimated. They’ll protect their sensitivity by going after what they want indirectly, which can be seen as passive. But try to take advantage of their gentle nature, and you’ll soon be put in your place. Once crossed, the Cancer holds a grudge to infinity, so it’s hard to win back their trust.

Above all, the Cancer wants a sense of belonging, and an intimate home life. Once committed, they’ll prove to be the ultimate family man or woman, and likely never stray too far from the nest.
 

Author

Molly Hall, Astrology Expert
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Sun in Gemini


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Sun in Gemini

The Gemini Sun is a chameleon, which makes their personality hard to describe since it changes all the time. Those born under the sign of the “Twins” have at least two personalities, but often many more. Their insatiable curiosity keeps them learning new things, and this makes many of them like walking encyclopedias of knowledge.

 

You might hear the laughter of Gemini Suns before you see them, since they’re always finding something absurd to giggle over. They’re great wits and their interest in people often puts them in the role of social ice breaker.

 

Those with Sun in Gemini might be hard to pin down, but if you accept this shape-shifting quality, they’re excellent friends. This can even be true in a relationship, where they need an intellectual rapport with their mate. The ideal companions for them are those that think at their same speed of light, and don’t tie them up in one dull topic.

 

They need a certain kind of space to grow, and those close to them don’t try to hold on too tightly.

 

The Gemini knows that the world is vast and full of endless fascinations to explore. If the door is open in a relationship for them to come and go at will, they’ll prove their own brand of loyalty over time.

 

The Gemini needs to be able to reinvent themselves many times and to follow the threads of inspiration wherever they lead. This can make them seem restless and inconsistent – another name for it is flaky. They’re always called the dilettante of the Zodiac because they’ll try anything once, and usually do! But once the Gemini finds a subject through that is worthy of that incredible kaleidoscopic mind, a deeper mastery can be sought and achieved.

 

The Gemini is a charmer and a clown. And often they wear a silly grin, as if they get the cosmic joke that all is well and it’s okay to sample everything from the smorgasbord of life.

 

The Dates:

May 22nd through June 21st

Keywords:

engaging, curious, childlike, versatile, witty, entertaining, charming

The Shadow Side:

superficial, duplicitous, flaky, restless, nervous, chatty

Quality and Element:

Mutable and Air

 

 

Author

 

Molly Hall, Astrology Expert

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Moon in Capricorn

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Moon in Capricorn

The Moon is the astrological metaphor which symbolizes an individual’s inner, feeling-based personality. The Moon travels through the entire Zodiac every month, changing signs roughly every two and a half days.

The Zodiac sign the Moon occupies as it travels through the sky will help set the “emotional tone” for the day. The aspects it forms … the angles it makes to other planets in the sky as it moves … show periods of cooperation and conflict between various needs and personal agendas — and will be reflected in the moods and general climate of concerns in real life.

Capricorn is an Earth Sign. Earth Signs are concerned with issues of supplying, investing, building, or creating the practical substance and support systems needed to nourish the inspirations and new beginnings produced by Fire Sign energy. A terrific ambition or worthy goal is a wonderful gift, but without money, materials, durable support, and labor invested to realize it … it’s probably going nowhere.

When there is Earth Sign energy in the sky, or when a person has Earth Sign energy in his Natal Chart, these qualities and attitudes will be on display somehow. The Earth Signs of the Zodiac are Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn.

Capricorn is also a Cardinal Sign. The Cardinal Signs of the Zodiac are Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn. The Cardinal signs are direct, decisive, ambitious, opportunistic, and motivated. The one thing you cannot fault them for is their talent for making things happen!! When they’re inspired or uncomfortable … they work to somehow initiate change in their circumstances. When there is Cardinal Sign energy in the sky, these attitudes and qualities will also be prominent in the events and experiences people meet.

The Elements and Qualities of Sagittarius

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The Elements and Qualities of Sagittarius

The Elements and Qualities of Astrology are the fundamental building blocks of cosmic construction that describe what the different signs consider important and how they approach their first, basic concept of “what life is like … what it’s all about.”

With this information, you gain a new perspective on “why the signs are the way they are” — just as you can understand a friend or loved one better when you know his history and can at least appreciate — if not share — his central values. These things certainly are the personality components that define who he really is.

When the sign you’re examining is one of your own — especially one of your three major character indicators … Sun Sign, Moon Sign or Ascendant Sign … you gain more insight into your own being. With this knowledge, comes a much deeper grasp of why you are the way you are … and how to develop and profit from your innate character qualities.

The Elements and Qualities of Sagittarius
Sagittarius is Mutable Fire
Adaptable Initiative

Aspects of the Sun in Aries

Aspects of the Sun in Aries

Numero Uno
Aries is the sign famous for its fiery willful nature. This strong will is the propulsion that takes Aries out vigorously into life.

The Ram is the first sign, and has that attitude of being Number One.

Those with the Sun in Aries are gifted with a direct, fiery nature that makes them one step ahead of the crowd. They take charge of a situation, and their sense of certainty usually makes others fall in line. This makes the Sun in Aries a born leader.

Big Personality
Often larger-than-life, they can light up a room with their charisma. If a gathering is dull, they’ll quickly move on – and they’re among the ones with the stamina to party ‘til dawn. The Sun in Aries craves excitement and their restless spirits seek out the next big thing.

Aries is the sign of the warrior, and the Aries Sun can rise to the challenge of any battle. The alpha male Aries rush to the aid of damsels in distress. Female Aries are often at home in the company of men, in competitive activities or one-up-manship playfulness.

Sometimes Aries people go too far and scorch those they love with hurtful words said in the heat of the moment. They quickly forgive and forget, but often deal with the fall out of their brusque demeanor.
Aries dark side is to be selfish, a bully, a smart alec or physically threatening.

Big Ambitions
Most of all, the Aries wants to achieve great things, and is fueled by an inner drive that is a force to be reckoned with. Their bright minds and ability to initiate can make them trailblazers in their careers. Aries is cardinal fire — action is his middle name.

At times, the rush to action can cause Aries to take unnecessary risks, or forge ahead without planning out crucial details. Some say the Sun in Aries learns the hard way, by leaping before looking. But being an active sign, the Aries learns through best through experience.

Directed Energy
The Sun in Aries has a mind that filters out the non-essentials, and this clear sight helps them make speedy progress in life.

Once fixed on a goal, they’ll blast forward with a power that leaves others in the dust. They’re not as good at tying up loose ends, and have been accused of ramming into situations without a lot of subtlety. Very often they speak with outside voices and are aggressive about what they want.

More sensitive souls can become traction under their boots or spiked heels. Some might consider them teachers — they teach about will, self-defense and direct confrontation.

Their style for some is too blunt, even brutal. It all depends on the maturity of the Ram in question. But if you’re a match for such an amped up spirit, you’ll never forget being pulled along by the power of this dynamic life force.

What’s Sexy About Aries?
In a world of conformity, Aries is an original. You never know what’s going to happen next.
The strong physicality of Aries makes it a sign of vitality, and the Ram has an animated presence that’s energizing to be around.

The Dates:
March 21st through April 20th

Keywords:
courageous, pioneering, brilliant, adventurous, dynamic, straight-foward

The Shadow Side:
willful, dominating, selfish, ruthless, insensitive, impatient

Quality and Element:
Cardinal and Fire
 

Source

Molly Hall, Astrology Expert
Article published on & owned by About.com

When the Moon is in Aries

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When the Moon is in Aries

The Mood of Aries

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.

If you’re following the Moon, see if you don’t sense the mood change from dreamy and diffuse Pisces to fired up Aries. It brings emotional vitality and the drive to act on feelings. The Moon in Aries speeds up instinctual reactions, and might put us in an edgy, punchy mood. We’re restless to start something! It’s a good time for firsts that mean facing your fears. That butterflies in the stomach feeling let’s you know you’ve shoved off from your own comfort zone.

There’s a spark of momentum that is like the thrust of Spring, or the lusty look in a young lover’s eye. It fosters the desire to keep things simple, and do more than you talk about doing. If you’re one that sits a lot, this is a great time to move the gams or take a challenging martial arts class.

Doing something out of the ordinary, that has a physical component, is very satisfying under an Aries Moon.

This can be an emotionally cathartic few days. Instead of sidling up to a problem, you can attack it head on. If you’ve been bottling up righteous anger, this Moon gives you the courage to let the truth fly. It brings out the “fight” in everybody. Getting into it with others is always risky, but it provokes change, and sometimes for the better.

It’s a great time to have an opening for an art show, a business, or to sell your house. It supports you if you’ve got to be dynamic, for a job interview or on a date.

You can go ahead and start that project or try to sell your idea to others. Quick short activities are favored, rather than doing any tedious footwork. You can encourage a friend, work on self-promotion materials, or throw a party.

There’s urgency with this Moon that can lead to impulsive acts. You might do some soul searching on what you’d do if you could do anything. Aries is an invincible energy that has an innocent belief that anything is possible.

When the Moon is in Aries, it’s a good time to dream big, and soul search for your passions.
 

Source

Molly Hall, Astrology Expert
Article published on & owned by About.com

Moon in Pisces


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Moon in Pisces

Soul of the Artist, Dreamer

Those with the Moon in Pisces have an oceanic emotional life whose waves shape their perceptions about life. They’re constantly picking up the feelings of others, along with the mood of the atmosphere around them. Their exquisite emotionality may lead them into the Arts, and this helps them find a focus for all the images, thoughts and feelings passing through their sensitive souls.

They’re so tuned into others that at times the Pisces Moon becomes a psychic sponge. At such times, it can be hard for them to separate their own feelings from those of others. They have a gift for empathy, but have to maintain healthy emotional boundaries, or they’ll easily lose their way.

Walking Mood Ring

I’ve heard Pisces Moon people talk of “reading” the crowd, its emotional sways, highs, dips and discord. That’s why if your Moon is ruled by Neptune, you’ll want to choose your company with extreme care. If you don’t like your work atmosphere or are out of sync with your colleagues, it takes a huge toll.

Pisces Moon people have big hearts that reach out to anyone that needs their help. Their instinctive understanding of the suffering of others can turn them into devoted agents for change. To avoid total burnout, they’ll need to learn ways to de-stress and release the weight of the world that they try to carry on their shoulders.

If this is your Moon, be aware that there’s a strong pull to escape any way you can. Some choose art, others intoxicants or checking out with television. It’s wise to make grounded, healthy friends with those that balance you out, not take you further into the deep end.

Divine Inspiration

Many great artists and dreamers have been born with the Moon in Pisces, and their gifts often seem divinely inspired in some way. They’re able to see the profound in the everyday, and the poetic significance in daily encounters and relationships. For them, life becomes harsh when it is stripped of its beauty and symbolic meaning, and they’ll suffer in bleak, restrictive circumstances.

They’re among the most romantic of Moon signs, and will try to lift up any relationship to an imagined ideal. It may be hard for them to see a situation for what it really is, since they’re liable to see only the best in their beloved. They’ll thrive with a partner that protects their sensitivity, and encourages their pursuit of imaginative greatness.

Keywords:

creative, sensitive, empathic, affectionate, intuitive, caring, imaginative

The Shadow Side:
overwhelmed, self-indulgent, melancholic, evasive, dependent

Quality and Element:
Mutable and Water

Famous People with Moon in Pisces:
Audrey Hepburn, Martin Scorsese, Kathy Bates, Robert DeNiro, Morgan Freeman, Sarah Michelle Gellar,Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Paul Newman, Elvis Presley, Martin Luther King, Jr., Frank Sinatra, Edgar Allan Poe, Prince

By Molly Hall, Astrology Expert
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Magical Workings for the Waning Moon

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Magical Workings for the Waning Moon

The waning moon is the period during which the moon goes from full to dark once again. Like the waxing moon phase, it lasts approximately two weeks. In many traditions of Wicca and Paganism, this time of the month is used to do “baneful” magic — that which sends away, gets rid of or destroys things you no longer wish to be burdened by. Some examples would include:

Magic to eliminate negative people or toxic relationships from your life
Workings to smoothly end a relationship or job
Rituals that banish bad habits
Any magic related to reducing things, such as debt, illness, etc.

Aarik is a Pagan practitioner who lives in New England. He says, “For me, the waxing moon is a time each month when I let go of all the baggage that has built up over the past few weeks. The moon is fading and dwindling, so it’s when I do a simple ritual to unleash all that negative juju into the aether around me. I get rid of anything that’s bad, hostile or toxic, so that with the next moon cycle, I can start over fresh.”
 

Source

Patti Wigington, Paganism/Wicca Expert
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