Your ECLIPSE Weekend Sampler 28-29 June 2014: Thinking About Ourselves

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'Summer' Mary Cassatt {{PD}}

‘Summer’ Mary Cassatt {{PD}}

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28 June: 6 AM PDT of the 28th the Cancer Moon squares Vesta-Ceres. We care about something and that caring conflicts with our highest values and/ or will get us in trouble with authorities. When does this happen? When we love someone who will lead us down a bad path, when we know that the right thing to do is also wrong in the eyes of the establishment, when we are betrayed and have always believed we would walk away in this situation, but find ourselves staying against all better judgment. How to assess our position? We need to make caring about our own welfare top priority; if being involved in the situation means we won’t be respected in some way, it’s time to go. 2 PM PDT the Moon sextiles Sedna and catches stationary retrograde Mercury at the midpoint. Merc is paused for direction–he may act as the outlet for the emotional ‘blind spot’. Watch your own communications for what they can tell you about hidden feelings or motives within you; careful observation should be quite revealing. 5:30 PM PDT the Moon conjuncts Jupiter. Feelings are exaggerated; someone may insist they care more than is reasonable. Look for what they might get out of taking such a stance. Void begins at 6:03 PM PDT; the Moon enters Leo at 1:43 AM Pacific time of the 29th.

Today’s image is a chocolate bar shared among three strangers as they wait in the pouring rain for a bus. Sometimes it’s just nice to be nice, you know?

29 June: we are aware that there’s a danger we could base our actions on past hurt, but we should know that the real influence is buried feeling, instinct, and hidden matters—not that that’s necessarily better, or worse! Adding to our, what? confusion? is a strong sense that relationships and financial matters are not what they seem. The way to handle this discomfiting influence is to channel our energy into a purely creative project, one that does not depend on others, or on obtaining new assets, before going forward. Work with what you have; action brings forward skills, draws inspiration from the unseen, and could, eventually, pay. (Mars quincunx Chiron, contra-parallel Sedna, Venus square Neptune, Sun trine Neptune)

Weighing Libra

Being Fair; Giving In—Or Not; Judging, and feeling they have the right to judge (reflected by Saturn’s exaltation in the sign), Libra assesses everything she contacts, and sets the standard for aesthetics, partnerships, for the worth of things, and in many ways, that’s her place. Libra is a set of contradictions: appreciating but wanting more; generous (insisting on sharing!) but also insisting that everyone else shares equally, as well; thinking about the other—but in the context of the Self; cooperating—but only if you do, too!
What appears to the onlooker to be indecisiveness is anything but; when asked to choose, Libra must ponder, weigh, and extrapolate. One of their strengths that’s often overlooked is that Libra thinks (it’s an Air sign, we musn’t forget) everything through to the bitter end before venturing an opinion or committing, which means once committed Libra’s loyalty is fixed, like its element. Libra’s completeness of thought is a plus mistaken for stupidity, timidity, or no preference at all—but Libra always has a preference—how could a being ruled by aesthetics, beauty, and the worth of things not?
Libra is seen as a social sign, but that isn’t quite right—it’s just me and you, not a crowd, and if we’re not speaking (a favorite tactic of Air signs), then a partnership with an unhappy Libra can be a lonely place, indeed.

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Just a Little on the Cancer New Moon 27 June 2014

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'Cupcake' Wayne Thiebaud cc3.0

‘Cupcake’ Wayne Thiebaud cc3.0

New Moon at 5 Cancer 37 on 27 June: Creativity and Its Pitfalls

The Cancer New Moon trines Neptune, and with some leniency for non-Ptolemaic aspects, we can count it as semi-sextile the Juno-Venus combo in Gemini. This makes for new beginnings that are strongly emotional and are relationship, values, information, or communion-oriented; it also may generate emotion-driven creativity, inspiration, and imagination that have an agenda of furthering communication and caring. What we musn’t overlook, though, is that relationships and empowerment issues (especially whose ‘rights’ are granted by whom) will play a bigger part than we expect; they will act as an undercurrent, and issues of status, control, and emotional ‘territory’ will loom large in expression of NM energies. One important thing we must note about Juno-Venus is the potential for co-opting others’ resources, energy, relationships, or even ideas (the Gemini placement), as well as the possibility of jealousy surrounding creative energy expression. It’s not pretty, but it’s a whole picture, one that can equip us to create and protect our creation—for certainly that’s part of the Cancer mandate, a facet of nurture and care—and surely we know by now that to reject the darkness is to invite it in, sit it in the best chair, and give it a muffin.

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Born Today 27 June

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Gustave Caillebotte - Régates à Argenteuil{{PD}}

Gustave Caillebotte – Régates à Argenteuil{{PD}}

Happy Birthday, dear Cancer! You have the fresh start of a Solar Return New Moon, one that offers you the chance to spend the year inspired, bringing your ideals to your reality, and making creative acts of beauty straight from the imagination. That sounds pretty good, doesn’t it? And it is, and will go very well, just as long as you don’t allow radicalism, irresponsibility, your own ego, or naysayers to get in the way. Success for you will depend on keeping yourself on an even keel, and meeting your obligations and real-world challenges, even as you take the time to make manifest whatever it is inside you that’s been feeding your Soul all these years–now it deserves an external form, to be added to the pantheon of the world’s masterpieces–or at least, really really good stuff–created by the hand of humans. Good Luck!

Born Today 26 June

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'Two Sisters on the Terrace' Auguste Renoir 1881 {{PD}}

‘Two Sisters on the Terrace’ Auguste Renoir 1881 {{PD}}

Dear Cancer, everything you do this coming Solar year will be about gaining empowerment–and that’s good, it’s time for you to enjoy the privileges and status you’ve earned, as up to now you’ve been under the thumb of authorities, paternal figures, or the weight of obligations, rules, and boundaries. Now you can celebrate your strong creative energies–they’re at their peak right now–and whatever Neptune rules in your chart will be in prime readiness and at your disposal for whatever you’d like to create. The first two-thirds of the year may be spent in what feels like the shadows, but it’s meant to keep the pressure off and allow the emotional and authoritative Self to flourish without the negative influence of too much scrutiny, so enjoy it, work quietly, and be ready to blossom about 4 months before your next birthday–and have a happy one!

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Just a Little Lunar Essence + the Daily Word Image 25 June 2014: A Gush of Emotion

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Certainly more dramatic than a burst pipe. 'Fisherman and the Siren' Knut Ekwall {{PD}}

Certainly more dramatic than a burst pipe. ‘Fisherman and the Siren’ Knut Ekwall {{PD}}

1 AM PDT of the 25th the Gemini Moon squares Pallas. What we’re thinking may be at odds with what’s wise–let feelings break the tie. 3 AM PDT the Moon fills in the base to a Finger of God with Black Moon Lilith, apex Pluto. It’s time to look at emotional secrets, those things we’d hoped to keep hidden, and deal with them for good; the payoff will be a clean slate, and maybe a little power. 9 AM PDT the Moon trines Zeus; our intuition supports our ambitions, and act as an excellent guide. 11 AM PDT the Moon sextiles Uranus and trines Mars. We act (or talk about acting) but surprise ourselves or others with the unexpected, the innovative, or the original. Go with it. 1 PM PDT the Moon quincunxes Saturn and squares Chiron. We may find ourselves adjusting the surroundings to fit our wounds; protect yourself, but realize too much coddling may actually prevent healing. 5:30 PM PDT the Moon trines Vesta-Ceres. We connect with what’s important to us through feeling–and behind that we find power.

Today’s image is a burst pipe. This brings to mind the unexpected gush of emotion, the kind of feeling that overwhelms and simply won’t be contained. There is something that is nearing this point with you, something you feel strongly about–and haven’t adequately expressed. Find it and let it out, before any damage is done.

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Born Today 25 June

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Yes, you hear it coming, Cancer. 'Eavesdropping' by Vittorio Reggianini 19th century {{PD}}

Yes, you hear it coming, Cancer. ‘Eavesdropping’ by Vittorio Reggianini 19th century {{PD}}

Dear Cancer, it seems whether you’re aware of it or not, you’re busy altering your world–but why? It looks like you can sense that Love or Money is on the way, and you want to be there to greet it. You know this because you’re undergoing your own personal ‘thinning of the veil’ between the active conscious mind and its unconscious counterpart. That’s good news, as you may be unusually adept at guiding yourself through the Darkness this coming Solar year, and as well you can offer that information, with care and finesse, to others; just take care not to fall prey to old hurts or grudges–and you won’t, if you’re open to allowing them to fall away, a feat easily accomplished by the willing Cancer at this time. Happy Birthday!

Featured Solar Return aspect (this applies to everyone): Black Moon Lilith quincunx, Pallas trine Pluto=what we normally are loathe to face can be discarded, and our judgment is such that we’ll do an intelligent job of sorting wheat from chaff. Take advantage of this while it lasts!

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Born Today 24 June

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Kusakabe Kimbei pre-1933 {{PD}}

Kusakabe Kimbei pre-1933 {{PD}}

Happy Birthday, dear Cancer! I hope you want to communicate this coming Solar year, because your thoughts, writings, or ability to articulate (or something related to whatever Houses Mercury rules in your natal chart) could earn you money, fame, and bring you into new cooperative arrangements with others. Okay, money and fame might be a bit of an exaggeration–I can’t guarantee your reward will be anything so rarefied as fame–but you could gain significant reward in the process of expressing yourself. This year could also see you set up circumstances or create surroundings that facilitate healing, yours or others’. Sounds like you might want to get busy.

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The Daily Word Image for 23 June 2014

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'Nine Greyhounds in a Landscape' Jacques-Laurent Agasse c1807 {{PD}}

‘Nine Greyhounds in a Landscape’ Jacques-Laurent Agasse c1807 {{PD}}

Today’s image is a small cloth patch found in a parking lot; the patch has an embroidered number, a six–or is it a nine? Is there a situation in your life that can be seen in two completely opposite, and completely valid, ways? How do you know the ‘right’ viewpoint to take, in order to deal with things successfully? We can see it this way: one option is the viewpoint of responsibility, of obligation and duty (the six), while the other is about completion, signifying an ending, a time to turn away from the subject (the nine). Now consider the two opposite viewpoints; which side should prevail in this matter in your life, service and obligation, or an ending and a clean break toward a new start?

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Born Today 23 June

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'Setting Out at Dusk' Charles Theodore Frere 19th century {{PD}}

‘Setting Out at Dusk’ Charles Theodore Frere 19th century {{PD}}

Happy Birthday, dear Cancer! This coming Solar year (through to your next birthday) you may be consumed with two distinct things: one is the need to take action in cooperation with others to make ambitions a reality, and the other is a need to be completely independent, on your own schedule, free of obligation (and so unreliable in cooperative situations). How can you reconcile the two? First, resolve to accept that reality requires you to deal with things as they are right now–and if that means you need help realizing ambitions and desires, then you need to acknowledge that, if only to yourself. Second, channel that rebellious streak into a group or cooperative position that allows you to lead instead of follow–in this way you can show your uniqueness and still accept others’ involvement. Also, you’ve got some deep delving to do in the area of understanding why you’ve structured your world as you have–get down to the reasons and you’ll understand a great deal about how you got to where you are today.

Born Today 22 June

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by Kazimierz Stabrowski 1904 {{PD}}

by Kazimierz Stabrowski 1904 {{PD}}

You’re going to make a clean break of it, one way or another, dear Cancer, as the coming Solar year through to your next birthday you are required to choose, and you must choose yourself. To do what’s in your own best interests is not just natural, it’s really the best thing for everyone involved–and it will have the added bonus of putting you in a good position regarding finances, relationships, or both. Expect, though, that in dealing with current realities some things will remain mysterious (you just can’t know, right now) and that sudden events that seem to come out of the blue will have been building for some time, in energy terms, and so won’t be sudden at all. Good luck–by this time next year you’ll be in full-out pursuit of ambitions, and you’ll be well on your way to achieving your goals and leaving your own, unique mark on things. Happy Birthday!

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