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"A Leo life can be quite simple. Like the life of a predator, it can be brutal or beautiful, depending on how you look at it. Leo is an animal. Don’t look for human characteristics in Leo, they aren’t there. To think Leos are human is misplaced anthropomorphism. Others may transcend their animalness: Aries, the ram, through action; Taurus the bull, through possessions; Sagittarius the centaur through idealism; but Leo does not deviate. Leo is nature in the raw."

--From The Book of Leo

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New Moon Solar Eclipse
August 21, 2017

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By Kim Lovelace

The New Moon begins in Leo on the 21st August 2017 at 19:30 GMT and in New York at 14:30 EDT. The Full Solar Eclipse takes place in the USA and is Partial in the UK.

The Moon in Leo is emotionally proud and seeks fame and fortune to gain a sense of self worth. Her deepest desire is to enjoy life to the fullest in a dynamic and flamboyant way, this Moon is the Queen of Hearts as she symbolises all things creative and pleasurable, her childlike nature is awe inspired. The Moon in Leo is an extrovert and has great difficulty in developing self discipline when it comes to spiritual growth. Going within just isn't her thing as the external world is a constant distraction. The Leo Moon must be sincere when it comes to putting in the work on self improvement as her egoistical tendencies can block her path to true enlightenment.

The Leo Moon is susceptible to heart problems; palpitations, high cholesterol and emotional stress are her weakness. She is also vulnerable to throat, stomach and spinal problems. This Moon is also prone to Omega 3, Vitamins D, C and Magnesium deficiency. Turmeric tea, grapes, Sunflower Seeds and Walnuts are good sources of nourishment to add to the Leo Moon's diet.

As the New Moon begins, a Solar Eclipse also takes place in Leo and as our New Moon blocks the light of the Sun things are likely to become very intense and out of control. Overpowering emotions can blind us from using our common sense and good reason as hypersensitivity and egoistical behaviour causes us to become immersed in misdirected loyalties that are triggered by a 'chain reaction' of events who's underlying aim is to dominate and conquer. We must beware of being led up the garden path without first taking into consideration the consequences. We must not allow ourselves to be susceptible to peer pressure.

Mercury in Retrograde is in conjunction to the Moon and Sun, who are in turn in conjunction to the North Node and Mars. This Stellium of Planets/Point in Leo emphasises her competitive nature and urge to reach a great level of achievement, 'immediately'.

This Stellium of dominating planets in a dominating sign makes this powerful event of the Solar Eclipse trigger the more negative aspects of Leo. Vindictiveness, jealousy, exaggeration and dishonesty are likely to be the theme.

Chiron in quincunx to our Moon and Sun creates much difficulty in some of us getting to grips with old grievances from the past due to narrow mindedness and hidden motives. The root cause of these old wounds are likely to revolve around issues with a dominant parent or authoritative figure. Our self awareness is hindered by a lack of self worth.

The Black Moon Lilith in Sagittarius casts her shadow of truth and her fear of meaningless this New Moon. Her issues revolve around Lies and deceit, these issues will not be tolerated well. Secrets are in danger of being exposed as feelings of stagnation and uncontrollable passions distract us from our important responsibilities, causing confusion and mistrust to develop within our relationships. We must beware of acting in haste, or else we could end up 'cutting our noses to spite our face', especially when it comes to the way we communicate. New contracts are a no no! Mercury in Retrograde already warns us of this, but in square to Saturn this warning is emphasised.

Even though it is only natural to want to rush out and view this Solar Eclipse Event, I would suggest that it is more important to go within and meditate on our Heart Chakras and in meditation, shower them with white light, self love and compassion in this time of lies, deceit and confusion. It is time to find our own inner truth and discover what is truly meaningful to us. This is not a time to enter into anything new, but to go back and repair or finish what we have already started. Burn a White Candle and either Lavender or Rose incense. Use the Affirmation:

Love and compassion resides within my own heart to heal and nurture my inner child.

(please email me below for my written meditations on breathing techniques, healing the chakras and protecting your aura.)

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Solar Eclipse of the Sun

By Natalie Miller
This month’s eclipse on Monday, August 21st is a Total Solar Eclipse.  Total Solar Eclipses occur when the New Moon comes between the Sun and Earth and casts the darkest part of it’s shadow, the umbra, on the Earth.  “The Sun can represent fathers, rulers, authority figures, politicians, organizers, aristocracy, but also egotists, tyrants, swindlers, and megalomaniacs(2).”  In this light we can see that when the transiting Moon which represents the feelings, weal or woe, of the masses eclipses or takes over the transiting Sun; there is, in the case of ill sentiment, a reason for the rulers from 2134 BCE China or of today to be weary.  All the social upheaval and dissatisfaction we’re seeing lately is the woe birthed from our collective Moon dreams rising to the surface to be front and center on Monday. MORE

Mercury in Motion
23-10-23 degrees in Leo

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This Mercury retrograde moves from its most forward position on August 12, at 23 degrees Leo; pulling back back to 10 degrees on Sept. 6; to return to its high water mark of 23 degrees on Sept. 19 in the Post-Shadow. The Pre-Shadow, however, starts July 24, and is sometimes more traumatic than the actual retrograde itself

Leo Mercury Retrograde: what goes around, comes around

Mercury will be in Leo for the entire retrograde period. This is pretty hard for the cat, since retrograde negates all the otherwise good qualities of Leo and punishes that sign for what only comes naturally to it. Instead of generous, Leo Mercury will be overbearing, and the confidence and creativity of the sign will instead ignore details and criticism to push forward with a sense of undeserved superiority. Already vain and self-centered, Leo Mercury is due for a correction from July 26 to September 19, if you consider the shadow periods as part of retrograde--as well you should. MORE

Trump's Worst Transit:
Saturn-Moon in Ophiuchus

Retrograde Saturn is taking another swipe at the Trump magic

As the need is greater than ever for effective leadership, Americans face the possibility of a Trump administration bloodied like a mortally wounded bull in the ring, kicking and trashing around, part of a global trend of failed states mired in corruption and fraud. His own lack of substance, desperate isolation and pervasive paranoia may spell more danger for Trump than any media backlash or attempts to disgrace him by his enemies. Only Trump can defeat Trump. MORE

The Age of Austerity

A look at our remaining life choices in the face of austerity,
according to the prevailing wisdom, by Brian McFadden

July 4th is the Solar return for the USA. What does the chart say to you? For astrologers, there's plenty to ponder. Chaos. Fireworks. Starburst. The symbols are making us a pictograph. Planets and stars striking esoteric angles with each other, as if communicating, or murmurating among themselves. No wonder they were once considered gods! MORE

The Billionaire Boys Club: New Gods?

Ophiuchus: Then and Now

Reposted from 13astrology

By Natalie Miller

Did you know that Virgo, Libra, and Scorpio (as it is today) used to be one giant Scorpion constellation?  It’s true.  This ancient trifecta is what has birthed the new sign of Ophiuchus.  What makes Ophiucans so alluring?  I believe it is their ability to balance reason and intuition with the confidence to manifest accordingly.  So why do Ophiuchan Suns usually come across shy as if they are hiding something.  It’s because they are. MORE

**Look to your inner Ophiuchus for guidance in your times of uncertainty and energy in your times of confusion.  To see where Ophiuchus falls in your natal chart and what, if any, planets are under her influence, contact me.**

Related article: Ophiuchus and Nature: The Seeds of Life

Decoding Chiron

Reposted from 13astrology

By Natalie Miller

Why does the asteroid Chiron light up our deepest, darkest, and creepiest fears and bring suffering to many people?  Is there a connection between the constellation.

Centaurus and the asteroid Chiron?  To find out more, let's take a look at the the discovery or “natal” chart of the asteroid. MORE

For further reading on Chiron:

Chiron: The Gods Reward Sacrifice.

Neptune in Our Time

Reposted from 13astrology

By Natalie Miller

The 13 Ages of Neptune take 165 years to complete around the Sun. Elusive yet conducive, Neptune plays the poetry of time like a musical instrument throughout of the facets of its romantic, mysterious journey. Here's a lyrical guide and tribute to the nomadic nature of the unconscious mind.

The Full LIST from 1873 to 2039

Neptune in Aries (1873 - 1884)

This was a time of gathering, conquering, collecting.  Repeat.  The subconscious mind is uncontrollable and Aries needs to be in control.  There were moments of troubled incertitude and the rawness of this confusion made armies form, precisely organize and attack with little regard for the enemy.  The victors came back together stronger like a pool in which bacteria gestates.  Scientists birthed their inventions. MORE

"When I'm hungry, I eat. When I'm thirsty, I drink. When I feel like saying something, I say it."

-Madonna (Leo) 8/16/1958


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Venus and the 13
Signs of Love

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Venus in Your Sign*

By Natalie Miller

*If you would like me to look up where Venus falls in your 13 sign natal chart, contact me.

Although Venus doesn't just dictate how we navigate our romantic relationships, the romantic energy Venus reveals to us is potentially transformative. Find the meaning of Venus throughout the signs: MORE

Mercury in the 13 Signs

Mercury: Reposted from 13astrology

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Mercury in the natal chart*

*if you would like me to look up where Mercury is in your 13 sign natal chart feel free to contact me.

The aspects to and in what zodiac sign Mercury is in affect the way in which you communicate. Mercury is mercurial and the stronger the influence, the more Mercury can potentially confuse. MORE

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"Thorn" By Hiroko Sakai

Ophiuchus and
Women's Anger


A defining issue for women is emerging, and Ophiuchus is leading the way. Thousands of years of stored-up women's anger is bubbling to the surface. Women have bottled up their resentment of male supremacy to a pressure point that it can explode at any moment. No longer content to swallow their second-class status, women are rising up in defiance of the system that has defined them as man's servants and concubines. Women are coming to the realization that THEY are the real agents of change, that men are unfocused and trapped by their own egos and emotions.

Women are no longer content to accept their role in their relations with men, children, with each other, and the family. The female is becoming alienated from her subservient roles. Many women are resisting the patriarchy, facing it down in the streets and in the court rooms.

Women Who Kill

Women pushed past their limits

The confidant, boastful world of men is spinning out of control, and women are fomenting a not-so-silent revolution. The yielding, supportive and suffering female is disappearing, and being replaced by a much more militant version of herself. Their pliant codependency with men has not served them well enough to let it continue, and women have had enough. Women are sifting through the rubble of their hopes and dreams and demanding more of themselves, and more from the men who have sabotaged them for centuries. They won't be willing victims of the system any longer. MORE

Cave paintings like the one above, date back to 40,000 years ago, when women were fleshed out as the vital elements of early human communities, as its leaders, hunters and healers, and of course, the source of life. Men were less defined, (the naked figure with the hanging appendage) viewed mostly as sperm donors, more noteworthy for their penis than any other attribute, as another of women's domesticated animals, like the dog also pictured.

Ophiuchus-related pages:

>Your Planets, Asteroids in Ophiuchus--Meanings

>Who is Ophiuchus?

>Ophiuchus in the zodiac

>Abbe Hoffman, Ophiuchus rebel

>Beethoven, Ophiuchus genius

>James Holmes, serial killer

>Andreas Lubitz, mass murderer

What Happened to Saturn's Benevolence?

Artists rendition of Venus entering our Solar system

This is the sky as it might have looked 5,000 years ago, when Saturn provided us with stability, not suffering. This image from Thunderbolts illustrates Immanuel Velikovsky's theory that Venus was a comet that intercepted a very cozy arrangement of planets like a billiard break on a cosmic scale. This occurred, not millions of years ago, but within our collective human memory, and gave rise to our mythology, symbolism, science and art. The destruction of life on Mars, its near-extinction on Earth, and the disappearance of Saturn were all experienced traumatically by early human societies and it has scarred us ever since. MORE

Why is Saturn so Mean?

At regular intervals, Saturn seems to punish us for our transgressions, with a loss of our security, heritage and inheritance. The modern astrological version of Saturn represents repression and constriction.

It wasn't always this way, our mythology recounts a tragic story, of when Saturn loved us. Before there was this fear of Saturn, there was only faith in its benevolence. In ancient times, Saturn was seen as a cornucopia; a stabilizing influence on our planet Earth. It gave us milk and honey, a friendly climate, and all beings flourished in harmony. What happened?

READ MORE: The "Golden Age" of the Solar System and Earth.


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Aries Mar 21 - April 20 April 15 - May 15 April 19 - May 13
Taurus April 21 - May 20 May 16 - June 15 May 14 - June 19
Gemini May 21 - June 20 June 16 - July 15 June 20 - July 20
Cancer June 21 - July 21 July 16 - Aug 15 July 21 - Aug 9
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Virgo Aug 23 - Sep 22 Sep 16 - Oct 15 Sept 16 – Oct 30
Libra Sep 23 - Oct 22 Oct 16 - Nov 15 Oct 31– Nov 22
Scorpio Oct 23 - Nov 21 Nov 16 - Dec 15 Nov 23 – Nov 29
Ophiuchus NA NA Nov 30 – Dec 17
Sagittarius Nov 22 - Dec 21 Dec 16 - Jan 14 Dec 18– Jan 18
Capricorn Dec 22 - Jan 20 Jan 15 - Feb 14 Jan 19 – Feb 15
Aquarius Jan 21 - Feb 19 Feb 15 - Mar 14 Feb 16– Mar 11
Pisces Feb 20 - Mar 20 Mar 15 - April 14 Mar 12 – April 18

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