Good Day To . . . 28 July 2020 Roiled

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By Antoni Karwowski – Own work, CC BY 2.5, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=9478921

The 28th Is A Good Day To . . . refuse to act out of fear, to overreact to pressures from the social sphere, or to succumb to what’s unwise or impractical. What you’ve hidden from others may come out; that’s just a fact. All you can do is remain calm and know that what’s mustered against you at this time is of your own making. No blame here, just a reminder that not ignoring or being in denial of reality is always the best way to go. For those who don’t keep a full closet, the day may pass with very little kerfuffle, with the Scorpio Moon filling in a loose Water Grand Trine with Neptune and first Mercury and then Vesta, suggesting emotions and minds roiled by secrets, deceptions, and what we didn’t know before, but potentially stabilized by being very clear on our highest values, by what really matters to us.

A Good Day To . . . is based on the aspects perfecting on each day, Pacific time.

A Good Day To . . . 27 July 2020 Spontaneous Soul

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‘Celebration of Earth, Air, Fire and Water’ By William Johnstone 1974 GMA 1313 – National Galleries of Scotland {{PD}}

The 27th Is A Good Day To . . . tap in to your spontaneity. It’s a time to celebrate your own uniqueness, to embrace what’s surprising or unusual, to trot out your own most original ideas and qualities, and the result will likely be some stunning opportunity, some worthy creative mojo, and the ability to fine-tune change while honoring all you revere. Beware of: being mislead, particularly by any ‘lens’ you may place over relationships, financial or social situations, or in relation to who you are at core; also consider that thinking and action are fundamentally at odds, which could mean our best course is to act only on those original or creative impulses that we’ve already kicked around for awhile. Action can (and should) carry the spontaneous impetus of ‘in the moment’, but should also reflect some concept, function, or role that truly reflects the Soul.

A Good Day To . . . is based on the aspects perfecting on each day, Pacific time.

A Good Day To . . . 26 July 2020 Two Avenues

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‘View from the Hohe Warte towards Heiligenstadt’ By Carl Moll c1900 {{PD}}

The 26th Is A Good Day To . . . take a ‘two-avenues’ approach to things, as both are worth traveling: one, think healthy–strive for balance, purity, honesty–and two, open your arms to the relationships and the profits that can come to you from pursuing your goals. Now you’ll notice, you can’t be in a relationship alone (insert your own marriage joke here), and profits have to come from somewhere–so not just being open, but reaching out and showing what you can do, and where you want to go, are what it takes to attract what for at least some of us will turn out to be a surprising level of support.

A Good Day To . . . is based on the aspects perfecting on each day, Pacific time.

Good Day To . . . 25 July 2020 Be Wise

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‘Be Wise’ is like ‘Be Best’, but better. By The White House from Washington, DC – Be Best Bowling with First Lady Melania Trump, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=78800522

The 25th Is A Good Day To . . . do what’s smart or practical, and leave power plays for another day. There’s inner turmoil, a disconnect between the mentality and our ideas of what we can and can’t do, of how far we can reach, and how capable or outfitted to handle circumstances we truly are–so stick to what you know to be wise, and let all the rest go, just for today.

A Good Day To . . . is based on the aspects perfecting on each day, Pacific time.

Good Day To . . . 24 July 2020 That Dog Won’t Hunt

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‘Diana the Huntress’ By Gaston Casimir Saint-Pierre latter half of the 19th century {{PD}}

The 24th Is A Good Day To . . . apply a standard of Love to everywhere you want to exercise power, and then be willing to modify your own procedures if they don’t meet the ‘Loving Test’: is it kind? is it loving? does it avoid creating harm? If all the answers are ‘Yes’, you can go forward and power-express your heart out. One caution: instinct can’t substitute for careful thought or that Love test, so don’t use that as an excuse–that dog won’t hunt, and you’ll end up wasting some perfectly good forward-moving energy.

A Good Day To . . . is based on the aspects perfecting on each day, Pacific time.

Good Day To . . . 23 July 2020 Look In The Shadows

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The 23rd Is A Good Day To . . . look at what’s hidden away in shadow, what’s been pushed out of sight, what’s been buried with a half-conscious desire to forget, look at the way what we didn’t want to think about offers us a formidable action plan that fulfills at least one very large ambition or desire. It’s no time to be squeamish. Hint for effectiveness: don’t worry about gaining new power, worry about using the power you’ve already got, so that it doesn’t stop responding to your mojo and accrue to someone else.

A Good Day To . . . is based on the aspects perfecting on each day, Pacific time.

See the recent New Moon in Cancer here–

Good Day To . . . 22 July 2020 Get Sparked

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By Technikum nr 7, Warszawa – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=64471321

The 22nd Is A Good Day To . . . look around. The real world circumstances that surround us are showing us, no holds barred, the exact contents of those hidden or denied parts of the psyche that live in our ‘blind spot’ or that fuel our instincts (Saturn trine Sedna). A few things that help us be productive with this: The Sun enters Leo, aiding focus on the Self (don’t be distracted by the blame game, no matter how deserving that other party is!); make a concerted effort to sort thoughts from actual circumstances, and the social influence from our actual highest values (Jupiter opp and contraparallel Vesta, Mercury contraparallel Saturn); and allow room for spontaneity, as that’s how inspiration gets in and originality gets sparked (Merc sxt Uranus).

A Good Day To . . . is based on the aspects perfecting on each day, Pacific time.

See the recent New Moon in Cancer here–

Good Day To . . . 21 July 2020 Imagine Greater

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Energy Arc, central electrode of a Plasma Lamp. Photo By PiccoloNamek CC BY-SA 3.0

The 21st Is A Good Day To . . . imagine greater. We’ve just had a Sun opposition to Saturn and sextile Sedna, with Saturn contraparallel Pallas, which only served to bring reality into a too-sharp focus that allowed no room for dreaming and plenty of room to see how stupid we’ve been or to re-live or re-enact regrets, all spurred by those fears we’ve hidden even from ourselves (a knotty little mess of Mars, Mercury, Pallas, Sedna, Chiron). How to remedy this? We stop undermining ourselves (especially in the health department), to align thinking precisely with our own abundant inner wisdom, and to stop reacting out of fear of being hurt–and then we celebrate (that is, take full advantage of) the Neptune trine to Vesta, which allows us to apply all our creative energy, idealism, and imagination to those areas of life we revere, find sacred, or want to honor through active support and exploitation. A simple formula, but if followed can take you light-years ahead of where you are right now.

A Good Day To . . . is based on the aspects perfecting on each day, Pacific time.

See the New Moon here–

New Moon 20 July 2020 Past As Prologue

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By Édouard Manet Probably c1860s {{PD}}

The New Moon perfects at 10:31 AM PDT at 28 Cancer 26, sesquiquadrate Ceres, opposed Saturn which is closely conjoined the Earth, and forming the base to a Finger of God by sextile to Sedna in Taurus with an apex of the South Node in Sagittarius. We’re offered a fresh emotional slate with this event, but the question is, is it a clean emotional slate? That is, is the viewpoint and agenda devoid of baggage, free of old aversions and biases, and so truly based in what we care about at this moment, at this point in time?

Well, we’re human, so gaining such a blank, unburdened emotional outlook as adults is unlikely. Instead, we are probably going to discover we care about one or more ‘new’ things or areas in life related to matters of the natal House that contains Cancer or that holds the natal Moon. What we care about, though, will be inextricably linked to the actual current reality picture and material situation (probably as it relates to those natal Cancer/ Moon placements). With the involvement of both Ceres and the Moon, the theme of mother or nurturing will likely be prominent, specifically through a lens of the kinds of power that accrue to someone who carries responsibilities, or who becomes responsible for someone or something else. Our interest may arise from or show us the difficulty of our own or someone in authority’s power position, and out of this, triggered by this Moon event, we’ll see our own instinctual responses and/ or our ‘blind spot’ material brought forward in such a way that we create a version of the past.

Often when we see something referring to the past being re-created in the present, we’re inclined to freak out. We don’t want to go ‘backward’, or at least don’t want to move toward something we think is regressive. This time, though, there’s no need. The past in this instance refers to something learned from experience, something that spurred the widening of our world or our viewpoint, that introduced us to something ‘foreign’ but exciting and expansive, something that helped us reach out and become a part of the wider world. The experience we had then can inform the experience we have now, and that’s a good thing, a refresher directly from the Universe that shows us how we’ve grown, and re-asserts the means by which we did–and in the process challenges us now to use a similar experience or method to foster growth once again.

The Temple of Zeus at Cuma. Photo By Bobbylamouche at French Wikipedia https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=1643589

The Sabian for this Moon event features an odd cross between Libran and Gemini-themed symbology: ‘A Greek Muse Weighing Newborn Twins In Golden Scales’. What do those astro symbols relate back to? The Air element, Gemini the twins and Libra the scales, which is essentially missing from the active Cardinal energies of the current sky in the form of a relatively empty Libra. Major energies fill the other Cardinal signs, but Libra holds only Juno and Zeus–and though Juno is precisely opposed Mars in his own sign of Aries, formidable as she is, the Queen of Olympus is no match for the Warrior, at least as they represent major energies within the psychic pantheon for the individual. The Mars-Juno match-up shows us how our Will, Self-interest, choices, and actions (Mars in Aries) have put us into specific empowerment venues and roles, ones that involve cooperation or aesthetics (Juno in Libra), but these aren’t integrated into the New Moon picture, leaving the energies to ‘dangle’ without potential for resolution.

Too, the fact that those scales are described as “Golden” implies a certain purity or high value–that is, what’s missing is as important as what’s present and active, in reading this image.

There is also the matter of ‘A Greek Muse’. I’m inclined to see that in this instance (in the New Moon snapshot of the sky) as pointing us toward Libra once again–in this case, toward the only body I’m currently using that carries a Greek, as opposed to Roman, name: Zeus, which sits at 19 Libra 58, closely opposed the Black Moon Lilith point in Aries and square the midpoint and each of Pallas-Jupiter in Capricorn, and also square Vesta in Cancer–creating a completed Cardinal Cross (as opposed to the Cardinal opposition formed by the New Moon-Sun opposite Earth-Saturn).

The Cardinal opposition emphasized the material/ physical experience, especially the barriers we face or the issues that limit us (Earth-Saturn) that will be illuminated/ triggered/ will generate new attitudes of caring, nurture, and concern (NM in Cancer). The factor of Time (Saturn), and what we’ve learned in the past or from its passage, is also vital to the equation.

The Sabian, then, may provide information that the initial aspect picture only hinted at. A Cardinal Cross is an action plan, a dynamic roadmap of what is in play–and knowing what’s in play automatically offers us answers about how to handle it. Our ambition and desire picture, particularly as it’s expressed through cooperative arrangements, partnerships, and the Arts (Zeus in Libra) is triggered by the friction provided by all that we’ve ignored, denied, or that has enraged us about ourselves (Black Moon Lilith in Aries), and this in turn prompts application of our highest standards and values, an assessment of and re-affirmation of our commitments and what we honor (Vesta in Cancer), and what comes from this tension are smart and practical opportunities to make solid, concrete responses (Pallas-Jupiter in Capricorn) to the issues before us.

The New Moon picture turns out, after careful consideration, to be much more personal, and much more focused on the individual initiative and perceptions, than it seemed at first glance. The action, then, is largely on the inside, though certainly, how we feel (Cancer) about our surroundings and material circumstances (Earth-Saturn) and the ways they restrict, hedge us in, help us build, or restrain us (Capricorn) will be the trigger for it all.

A Good Day To . . . 19 July 2020 Aim With Care

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‘The Archer’ By Max Nonnenbruch {{PD}}

The 19th Is A Good Day To . . . to aim very carefully, to know what’s your purview and what isn’t, and to hunt and assert only within your own territory. Today fortune not only doesn’t favor the bold, it will smite the sloppy–so proceed toward any target with consummate care, cognizant of clear boundaries, and absolutely no desire to pick a fight–because if you do get aggressive, the whole thing, whatever that may be, could go down in flames. Even cooperative efforts could bruise us badly. Remember, it’s Dark of the Moon right now–pushing and fretting should be avoided–if possible, retreat and reflection will not only feel the best, they have a good chance of offering a slice of enlightenment.

A Good Day To . . . is based on the aspects perfecting on each day, Pacific time.