July 23 - 29, 2017: Issue 322

Rebuilding, Renovations, Repairs And Restraint: July's Rather Ropeable Leo New Moon

It doesn’t pay to say too much when you are mad enough to choke. For the word that stings the deepest is the word that is never spoke. Let the other fellow wrangle till the storm has blown away, then he’ll do a heap of thinking about the things you didn’t say. James Whitcomb Riley

When anger rises, think of the consequences. Confucius

Anger is a short madness. Romanian proverb

Perhaps there is only one cardinal sin: impatience. Because of impatience we are driven out of Paradise; because of impatience we cannot return. Franz Kafka

It’s Been Lovely But I Have To Scream Now. Bumper sticker

The ruling passion, be it what it will, the ruling passion conquers reason still. Alexander Pope

How forcible are right words! But what doth your arguing reprove? The Bible

The new Moon occurring on July 23 is the first of two new Moons in Leo, with the second one being the big solar eclipse on August 21. So, there is a rather large emphasis on Leo over the coming month, and, this new Moon is another powerful one. Closely conjunct Mars, it has a rather explosive quality to it, and, not just because Mars is right on top of it, the Sabian Symbols for the new Moon and Mars are also somewhat explosive also. 

The conjunction of the new Moon with Mars is indicating that, in many ways, we are being challenged to keep our cool, count to ten and endeavor to think before we speak or take action. There can be a lot of 'flying off the handle' with this collision (or collusion?) between the Sun, the Moon and Mars, and, the Symbols are asking us to be a bit more mindful of our responses and reactions. Of course, as always, a lot can be achieved if we assess situations in order to see what the best course of action is: We can achieve a great deal with concentrated, focused attention. The trick is that we might get reactions from people, especially if there's a lot of 'projection' going on (people throwing around energies rather than working at containing them). 

In amongst all that energy is the somewhat more sober Venus/Saturn opposition. Venus' message is one of 'going on strike', or, refusing to toe the line, especially if others are expecting too much. Saturn seems to be asking what credentials we, or others, have to be doing what we do, saying what we might be saying, making claims for things that may not be within our abilities, etc. Saturn is on an interesting degree that speaks about 'having the paperwork', the 'cred', the official pass' to be doing what we want to be doing, going where we want to be going, moving into the spheres that we want to be occupying. Saturn is on the 'Immigrants' degree, and, we are likely to be seeing a lot more about migrants, refugees, or, who belongs where and why. With Venus and Saturn opposing each other, we may let go of some things, some relationships, some issues to do with the past, etc, especially if we feel a sense of burden, or, that you (or the other) have outgrown situations and want to move on. 

We also have a wonderfully (potentially) productive grand trine between Mercury, the Moon's north node, Saturn and Uranus, all in fire signs. With this energy, we can make some moves or decisions that move us past the past and into new and more productive arenas in our lives. This can be a very freeing energy, as long as we concentrate on our own objectives and aren't responding to those who might perhaps just have their heads exploding with the new Moon/Mars impulsive influences. 

With all the rather incendiary energies of Mars in this new Moon, we would do well to avoid arguments about religion, politics, ethics, or, trivial issues in our lives. Arguments can get out of control very quickly, especially as we have a closing square between Jupiter and Pluto. Jupiter's message at this point could be seen to be one of rebuilding, renovation, repairs, and, in amongst it restraint, but, Pluto's placement on the 'British Warship' degree could see some becoming belligerent, and, forgetting their boundaries. 

All in all, this could be an exciting and productive new Moon, especially if we rein in our energies and direct our efforts to productive outcomes! 
There's more that can be said about all of this, but, it is covered in the list of Sabian Symbols for the planets below. 

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The new Moon each month marks a time of new beginnings and realisations. It's like a birth after a time of gestation or being 'in the womb'. Here, the light begins to return and we can see new beginnings and possibilities. A new Moon means that the Sun and the Moon are both together - bringing a synergy of their energies together. The new Moon is a perfect time to set your intentions for the future. This period is wonderful for planting seeds of whatever kind. What do you want to manifest in your future? Whether you write it down, sing about it or just hold the thought forms in your mind, doing this at the new Moon can realise some fabulous results around the things that you want to draw into your life
New Moon:   Jul 23, 2017   9:45 am GMT

The New Moon is on Leo 1: UNDER EMOTIONAL STRESS, BLOOD RUSHES TO A MAN'S HEAD - the following is my interpretation for this degree from my book The Sabian Oracle: 360 Degrees Of Wisdom - this Symbol doesn't necessarily have to be as 'bad' or confronting as it might sound. We could have an explosion of ideas, be surprised by something really good, or, we might learn from our, or others, emotional reactions. However, it can be asking us to take note of how we react. 

Commentary: ‘Under Emotional Stress, Blood Rushes To a Man’s Head’ is what happens  when a situation arises which fires up one’s mind and emotions quickly and suddenly. This can lead to anger, but it can also lead to being stuck in a sequence of emotional reactions. If this ‘Emotional Stress’ proves to be embarrassing, it can lead to blushing, which can be hard to conceal.

Oracle: There may be nothing that can be done at the moment. It’s like being immobilized with neither mental nor physical control. Resistance may just make the situation worse. Don’t panic, though—this will not last forever. When emotions or ambitions take over there is a need to put extra energy into thinking everything through with a calm frame of mind. However, when you’re under ‘Stress’ it is often difficult, if not impossible, to settle down and think rationally. When temper erupts it works against the mind from settling down. If you restrict or ignore your frustrations and anxieties your situation could blow out of control. It is important to recognize whether you’re reacting to a situation because it bothers you, or whether it’s because you’re generally going through a stressful time. Be careful not to explode every time you are under some kind of duress, as this can create a “cranky” type of person who is unbearable unless circumstances are smooth and calm. At the very least it is important to notice what the underlying problems are that are bringing things to a head. What is the real problem? If someone explodes every time there is some emotional stress it can become a habit. Consequently, family and friends tiptoe around in an effort to keep things calm. This leads to everyone internalizing their anger and frustration, and the problem is projected onto those around. Try to not to take things, or yourself, too seriously. It may take some time to take the energy out of the charge. Meditation or “getting away from it all” could be a solution.

Keywords: Ambition. Becoming fired-up. Charging off in all directions at once. Dizziness and disorientation. Nervous breakdowns. Not acting like one’s usual self. Events coming to a head. Feeling like one will explode at any moment. Too many obligations to live up to. Feeling incapable of action. Too much excitement to contain safely. Headaches. Blood pressure. Erections. Animal passions.

The Caution: Becoming ill through emotional suppression. Losing one’s cool. Going off the deep end. Lack of self-restraint. Taking things too seriously. Grumpiness and irritability. Not knowing how to act or respond. Difficulty containing emotional reactions. Unable to make accurate decisions due to irrational thoughts. Sunburn..
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The Karmic Degree for the Moon is Cancer 30: A DAUGHTER OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION

This Symbol shows the ability or the need to stand up for an ideal or a situation that demands your involvement. This could be about political or social revolution, or fighting to change the status quo. Relying on old traditions that were, in their day, radical and transforming, may no longer work. The difficulty is that these traditions are more predictable, conservative values that may no longer seem relevant to today's needs and aspirations. Despite your inner feelings of modern freedom, you may come up against those that are more conservative and unmoving.

Keywords: Being bound by social conditioning OR leading the charge to break down the barriers of tradition. Putting in the time to change social conditions for the betterment of all. The feminist movement. Sacrificing personal conviction to ambition. Sacrificing philosophy to a relationship that builds the ego. Inherited values. Being the rebel in the family.

The Caution: Supporting battles that have already been won. False feelings of superiority. Narrow-minded conservatism. Glorifying the past. Having to be 'in the club' to be accepted.
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The Quest Degree for the Moon is Leo 2: AN EPIDEMIC OF MUMPS - again, this Symbol can point to the need to watch our reactions. Gossip, spreading 'fake news', getting het up about something that might cause worry or fear can be a part of it. 

This Symbol shows situations that need to be handled carefully as things could get out of control, leading to eruptions that can cause more damage than they're worth. You may be adept at containing situations - a real healer who knows how to restore calm and wellness. 

Still, there could be outcomes that affect many people that probably started with just one person or one conversation. This can be news or gossip, or it can be feelings or ill will. Whether this is you or someone else, things are likely to spread unless someone takes control. Separation or isolation can lead to a halt to problems and a recovery.

Keywords: Hysterical feelings. Ideas of immunity. Things getting out of control. Common threads that link people and places. Infectious diseases. Medicine and cures. Discovering the truth of a situation and acting accordingly. Viruses and bacterial infections spreading. Rumors. Colds. Flu. Fear in general. The cat let out of the bag. The need for 'immunization'. The need for hygiene. Isolating causes of problems. Vaccinations. Outbreaks. Blood tests. Tumors. Measles. Chicken pox.

The Caution: Fear of bad health. Hypochondria. Rampaging gossip. Negative thinking and compulsive actions. Problems that multiply with alarming speed. Obsessions.

The Moon symbolizes: Emotions, moods, mother, family, clan, domestic issues, relationship to home and country. Feelings, sentiments, nourishment, emotional nurturing, monkey chatter mind, lunar and menstrual cycles, clarity of emotions or lunacy. Female energy - yours and others. 
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Mercury is on Leo 27: DAYBREAK - THE LUMINESCENCE OF DAWN IN THE EASTERN SKY - the feeling of a new day dawning? 

This Symbol implies the gradual feeling that darkness is dispersing and that a new day is on the horizon; you may feel there is a chance for new beginnings. Things along the way have been sacrificed and there may be a certain emptiness, but you will see the light of day and move forward again. This Symbol speaks of transition times of letting go of operating in the dark and moving into a new day with new plans and fresh solutions. New ideas, opportunities, perspectives and realizations are emerging. Getting up at dawn and watching the Sun rise can be a wonderful meditation for this degree.

Keywords: Gradual realization of opportunities. New cycles beginning. Feeling that one can leave the past behind, finally. Transitions between darkness and light. Meditation and yoga. Scenes of awe and amazement. Things slowly being revealed. Dawning awareness. Light from the east. Awakening. Looking to the future. Luminescent light.

The Caution: Being fearful and distrusting of new experiences or situations OR thinking that everything will be OK 'tomorrow', but not today. Feeling asleep and not waking up..
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The Quest Degree for Mercury is Leo 28: MANY LITTLE BIRDS ON THE LIMB OF A LARGE TREE - this Symbol can show the 'collective mind-set'. We may find that there are too many 'voices' that we listen to, have to listen to or pay attention to. It could be showing the need to be discerning about all the chatter that is out there.

This Symbol shows many people and voices and a gathering together with those of like mind. There seem to be so many possibilities or ways to go. Although the overall situation is secure and stable there will still be some confusions to resolve. Perhaps you're forced to be with people who don't share the same mindset or goals? You may be vulnerable to lots of chatter going on in your mind, or having too many thoughts or people, their voices or their needs to consider. Try to relax and gain some perspective; not all that you see or hear is going to be worth thinking about or pursuing.

Keywords: Gathering with people of like mind. Sharing ideas. Huge structures where people can get lost in the crowd. Big business, government and bureaucracy. Multilevel marketing. Databases. The Internet and chat groups. Books, tapes and cds. Publishing houses. Competition. Telephone switchboards. Trying to gain attention.

The Caution: Being confused or immobilized. Too much advice or information. Too many voices. Having trouble hearing the essential truth. A scattering of energies.

Mercury symbolizes: Mind, thought, communication, memory, expression, intelligence. News, exchanges, chatting, conversations, short journeys, connections with others, telephones, emails, siblings, neighbors, the reasoning mind. Day-to-day activities. Cars, keys, small animals.
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Venus is on Gemini 21: A TUMULTUOUS LABOR DEMONSTRATION - we may find ourselves wanting to walk away from those things that we no longer find rewarding. We may also have to decide on our boundaries; what we are and what we aren't prepared to do any longer. 

This Symbol shows a need to periodically stand up when things aren't going well or when there's a feeling of being taken advantage of. There are probably many others who are involved in or sympathetic to your situation. However, there may be a feeling of being alone and powerless, so it is important to find out what level of support you have. It seems there are injustices that need righting and a spontaneous group reaction may be what has to be done to wake up those in charge. Be wary that your emotions don't take the better of you and that you don't get into the habit of going off the rails in order to get what you want.

Keywords: Pushing for change to the status quo. Feeling hard done by or taken advantage of. Seeking a better share of the profits. Protest about having too much to do. Standing up for yourself. Issues being trivialized. Overreaction. Melodramatic approaches to serious issues. Voting for change. Periodic blowing up. The rights of democracy. People in the street. Peace rallies.

The Caution: Using people for personal agendas. Issues to do with getting one's share. Resisting change. Feeling that one's vote or voice doesn't count. Rowdy emotions.
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The Quest Degree for Venus is Gemini 22: DANCING COUPLES CROWD THE BARN IN A HARVEST FESTIVAL - celebrating what we DO have... 

This Symbol shows the need to regularly celebrate life and its bounty and harvest. When the work's been done, achievements have been made and there is a sense of security and 'Harvest' in the air, it is time to celebrate with one another. Gathering people together, there is a need to get back to a simple, conservative level of enjoyment. There's a sense of being in tune with seasonal rhythms and taking some time out to enjoy and de-stress. The feeling of a healthy heart and a healthy mind, while taking a break from the struggles of providing, can bring joy to everyone. See if you can take time out to celebrate and to enjoy your relationships, friends and environment.

Keywords: Celebrating the warmth and providence of the earth. The joy of nature's harvest. Joining with others to celebrate. The reality of rhythmical or seasonal adjustments. Agriculture. Good old time values. Issues of pride in one's place. Going out, having fun, listening and dancing to music. Square dancing, ballroom dancing etc. Barns and dance halls.

The Caution: Being the wallflower, not participating. Waiting for a special invitation rather than volunteering to be involved. Resentment. Isolation. Anti social behavior.

Venus symbolizes: Relatedness, cooperation, what attracts you. The experience of sweetness, beauty or delight. Social interactions, love, friends, how you reach out to people. Feminine persona, relationship with mother and females. Money, possessions, sense of values.
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Mars is on Leo 2: AN EPIDEMIC OF MUMPS - Mars here, smack on the new Moon, may be adding fuel to that fire. 

This Symbol shows situations that need to be handled carefully as things could get out of control, leading to eruptions that can cause more damage than they're worth. You may be adept at containing situations - a real healer who knows how to restore calm and wellness. Still, there could be outcomes that affect many people that probably started with just one person or one conversation. This can be news or gossip, or it can be feelings or ill will. Whether this is you or someone else, things are likely to spread unless someone takes control. Separation or isolation can lead to a halt to problems and a recovery.

Keywords: Hysterical feelings. Ideas of immunity. Things getting out of control. Common threads that link people and places. Infectious diseases. Medicine and cures. Discovering the truth of a situation and acting accordingly. Viruses and bacterial infections spreading. Rumors. Colds. Flu. Fear in general. The cat let out of the bag. The need for 'immunization'. The need for hygiene. Isolating causes of problems. Vaccinations. Outbreaks. Blood tests. Tumors. Measles. Chicken pox.

The Caution: Fear of bad health. Hypochondria. Rampaging gossip. Negative thinking and compulsive actions. Problems that multiply with alarming speed. Obsessions.
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The Karmic Degree for Mars is Leo 1: UNDER EMOTIONAL STRESS, BLOOD RUSHES TO A PERSON'S HEAD - the challenge to walk away from situations that no longer further. 

This Symbol implies that emotions in the form of anger or passion can get in the way of rational responses and being able to move ahead purposefully. Sometimes it feels like almost nothing can be done; being immobilized with neither mental nor physical control. It won't last forever; it will pass and resistance can just make some situations worse. The trick is to wait until all the available data comes through before making decisions or moves as premature reactions can lead to embarrassing back downs. Thinking things through when calm descends again will help sort things out.

Keywords: Ambition. Becoming fired-up. Charging off in all directions at once. Dizziness and disorientation. Nervous breakdowns. Not acting like one's usual self. Events coming to a head. Feeling like one will explode at any moment. Too many obligations to live up to. Feeling incapable of action. Too much excitement to contain safely. Headaches. Blood pressure. Erections. Animal passions.

The Caution: Emotional suppression. Taking things too seriously. Unable to make accurate decisions due to irrational thoughts. Headaches. Burst blood vessels.

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The Quest Degree for Mars is Leo 3: A MATURE WOMAN, KEEPING UP WITH THE TIMES, HAVING HER HAIR BOBBED - when the Symbols were 'born' in 1925, a woman having her hair 'bobbed' was a statement about her independence. Whether we get our hair cut or not, this Symbol can speak of 'cutting away the past' - we can feel freer, lighter and more alive with less 'weight on our shoulders'. 

This Symbol speaks of being in tune with fashions, keeping up with the times and having a modern outlook on life. Although this speaks about fashion, external changes may impress others or make you feel better for a time, but truly, it's your inner self that is the essence of who and what you are, not the mask you wear. However, changing your appearance and feeling good about yourself does radiate both inwardly and outwardly. This often shows up for people who make a difference in the world through their forward thinking and their ability to be individuals even in the world of trends or fashion.

Keywords: Making an effort to keep up with trends. Asserting one's independence from social constraints. Wanting to shrug off the years. Adopting a younger attitude. Following the herd. Going along with the fashions. Plastic surgery. Changing appearances. Hairdressers and hairstyles. Gray hair. Hats and scarves. Meeting the challenges of age. Radiating sexuality. Bad hair days. Mid-life crisis. Being a trendsetter.

The Caution: Relying on external fashion to disguise inner emptiness. Being a slave to the times. Battling society's glorification of youth. Mutton dressed up as lamb.

Mars symbolizes: Drive, determination or agenda, how you get to your goals. How you express and handle anger, ambition, assertion of self and ability to step forward. The male principle, sexuality, the ability to step up to the plate when one needs to. Fight or flight.
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Jupiter is on Libra 16: AFTER A STORM, A BOAT LANDING STANDS IN NEED OF RECONSTRUCTION - what do you need to 'reconstruct' in your life? Even if it's not actually getting out the 'hammer and nails', we can do a lot to remake our lives more the way we want it to be. 

This Symbol shows the need to rebuild parts of our lives that get swept away in difficult situations or "Storms". Even things built on solid foundations can be swept away by the tidal wave forces of life or the emotions. You may at times feel overpowered and that you need to pick yourself up in some way. You may have to reconstruct some usually secure part of your life, but you are wiser and will in future build something stronger. Finding tools to rebuild can create brand new opportunities on every level. A great use of this degree is to find yourself in the helping role or being a counselor for others who have difficult issues to deal with in their lives.

Keywords: Temporary loss. Emotional repair. Tools to repair damage and build a new life. Having faith that the worst is over and recovery can begin. Calling in the experts. Taking time to put the pieces back together. Working to ensure the safety of the community. Insurance claims. The fragility of man's world in the face of nature. Returning to work.

The Caution: Making excuses instead of taking responsibility. Emotionally swamped and powerless. Feeling shot to pieces. Letting things wear down to the point of collapse.
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The Quest Degree for Jupiter is Libra 17: A RETIRED SEA CAPTAIN WATCHES SHIPS ENTERING AND LEAVING THE HARBOR - Jupiter moves onto this degree very soon after this new Moon. Sitting back, observing, watching and waiting may be part of the equation. 

This Symbol speaks of the necessity in life of finding time for quiet recollection. You may feel that the stormy, unpredictable, emotional life is something you can, or need to, leave behind; to opt out. But like the sea captain, there will always be the frustration in the desire to return and get back amongst it. An objective and calm understanding of life's experiences is available, but know when to rest and when to be active and work as merely looking out at the world from a confined perspective and feeling like you have no choice but to sit and watch is unlikely to bring the world to you.

Keywords: Memories and peaceful contemplation. Disconnection from the past. Concentrating on more immediate circumstances. Fatigue and the need for rest. Being a spectator rather than a participant. Being part of an audience. Voyeurism. Turning to domestic pursuits. Writing one's memoirs. Nostalgia. Safe ports or harbors. Retiring from public life.

The Caution: Copping-out, escaping from reality. Relying on past experiences. Refusing to join in. Staring at lost opportunities and times gone by. Frustration. Boredom.

Jupiter symbolizes: The big picture, expansion, exploration, aspirations, religious and philosophical ideals, issues to do with traveling, foreign lands, people and traditions, culture, education, generosity, luck, abundance, support, optimism. Insight through knowledge and wisdom.
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Saturn is retrograde on Sagittarius 23: A GROUP OF IMMIGRANTS FULFILLING THE REQUIREMENTS FOR ENTERING A NEW COUNTRY - this is happening on so many levels; people that don't have the right 'credentials', paperwork, allegiances, etc. Sometimes, of course not always, those who don't necessarily live up to the expectations of laws or society belong more than those who do. 

This Symbol shows finding a new way of life, a new country or nationality, or new place to live and raise a family. It shows the possibility and hope for better things and a new way of life. Whether you are an "Immigrant" or someone looking to move onto new territory, you need to be prepared to venture out into new adventures for the promise that's offered. Once you've "Fulfilled the Requirements", you can move into this brand new life and reap the rewards. There may need to be adjustments about the way one communicates one's thoughts and ideas - be receptive to this new way of life and you'll learn much. Reorientation of self. Learning new languages or customs. Passing tests (or not). Asylum. Immigration. The Statue of Liberty. Papers. Qualifications. Refugees. Laws. Borders.

Keywords: Reorientation of selfhood. Needing to change things in order to accept a new reality. The necessity of learning new languages or customs to fit in. Visas, passports, papers. Illegal immigrants. Boat people. Customs officials and regulations. Baggage and luggage. Shipping. Qualifications and certifications. Identification. Asylum. Immigration officers. Papers and qualifications that include or exclude. Refugees. Laws. Borders. Ellis Island. Throwing away the known in pursuit of the unknown.

The Caution: Inflexible traditions. The pursuit of the unknown. Rigid border controls. Customs restrictions. Being rejected and sent back. Not filling out the paperwork. Lack of credentials.
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The Karmic Degree for retrograde Saturn is Sagittarius 22: A CHINESE LAUNDRY - are you appreciated for the work you do? Earning enough? Mixing with others? Are you tired of not fitting in, perhaps, OR, do you feel that there are only a certain number of people that you can really relate to? 

This Symbol pictures situations where people may not be taken seriously, are expected to perform in a stereotypical way or are shut away because of their culture, or language, or because of racial prejudice. In a "Chinese Laundry" people are often working very hard with little free time and expected to do the 'dirty work' for others for very little in return. Be careful not to shut yourself away as there can be the danger of closing your mind to other options, opportunities and possibilities. This can also picture situations where people are working closely together, speaking the same language, although here, too, there can still be alienation and loneliness.

Keywords: Restrictive expectations. Relations with others because of social duty. Performing tasks. Mediocrity, or the fear of it. Washing machines and dryers. Money and other laundering. Laws and legislation based on social and racial inequality. Issues of belonging. Cleaning up for others. The search for purity. Institutions that inhibit individuality. Convents. Stereotyping people. Work and the rewards it should bring.

The Caution: Giving in to prejudice. Self-inflicted inferiority. Being used. Issues of self respect. Confining stereotypes. Money laundering. Not taken seriously. Feeling trapped.

Saturn symbolizes: Authority, rules, discipline and obligation The heavy stuff. What we fear, loss, karma, aging, the establishment, orthodoxy, tradition, status, the concept of time, walls, boundaries, limits, older people, restrictions, patience, conquering difficulties.
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Uranus is stationing on Aries 29: THE MUSIC OF THE SPHERES - I particularly love this degree. Listening to music, being aware of the cycles of the planets, understanding the need for 'right timing' may be part of the equation. 

This Symbol speaks of the beauty of music and harmony and it is particularly intuitive. It doesn't matter if things are going well or not, if you are in tune with the inner voice, this can show an inner accord with your path. Savor the lessons that come and know that everything happens in its own time and you'll grow in wisdom. 'The Music of the Spheres' can show attuning to the messages of astrology, numerology, mathematics and science. Sing, tune into the planets, listen to music, dance and celebrate life.

Keywords: Voices bringing messages. Attuning to the messages inherent in astrology. Harmonies, chords, keys, octaves, tones. Things heard. Natural harmony of life. The beauty of the planets. The measurement of time. Circadian rhythms. Dancing to the wind. The humming of bees. Days of the week. The sound of water over rocks or crystals. The planets speaking through or to you. Sending love. The atomic clock. Harmonics. Musical ratios. Numbers. Numerology. Sound healing.

The Caution: Inflating rational ideas to appear to be inspired thought. Delusion or enlightenment? Getting lost in abstractions. Loving only the sound of one's own voice.

Uranus symbolizes: The unexpected, things that are individual or 'different'. Charged, energetic dynamics, electricity, light, lightning bolts, sudden changes, those who live on the fringe of society. Sudden turns and twists of fate. Rebellion, surprises, liberation, freedom.
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Neptune is retrograde on Pisces 14: A LADY WRAPPED IN FOX FUR - this can show a need to recognise when to show our wiles and when not to. 

This shows being able to present an image that shows intelligence, cleverness, glamour and beauty, along with knowing how to move in social circles. The "Lady Wrapped in Fox Fur" is someone who's sure of themselves, able to bend to situations and have situations bend to their own desires. It often shows getting out of, or into, anything they want. You can present an image that enhances your position in society. Intelligence and wit will probably see you through, with others noticing your beauty, grace or intellect. If, however, the guise was stripped away, would you still express the same qualities? You may have to display your capabilities because of negative prejudice, chauvinism, or being underestimated.

Keywords: Outer expressions of real inner worth. Animal magnetism and attraction. Intelligence and its display. Cloaks of feminine wit and sexuality. Beguiling minds. Animal totems and furs. Perceived beauty. The sense of having class and money. Beauty, fashion and talent. Being forward and upfront. Sense of personal style. Grace and composure. Elegance. Knowing what to say and when. Dressing up. Money spent on beauty. Tempting others with sexual signals. Perfumes. Pheromones. Taxidermy.

The Caution: False fronts and expressions of wealth. Selling out. Scoring points through charisma. Doing anything to win social position, money or fame. Under or overdressing.

Neptune symbolizes: Mystical, "out there," spirituality and con artists. Dreams, mysteries, mystics and religious issues. Intuition, clairvoyance, seeing into the invisible. Addictive, chaotic, charming, deceptive, illusory, co dependent, sensory awareness.
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Pluto is retrograde on Capricorn 18: THE UNION JACK FLIES FROM A NEW BRITISH WARSHIP - Pluto was on this degree last year when the Brexit vote happened in the UK. Of course, this degree is not just about things British; it can show a need for strong boundaries, to know when to stop 'warring', to know what battles are ours and what are not. Do we always really need to carry that much weight? 

This Symbol talks about supervision, border protection and control. There can be a feeling of having to oversee a large 'empire' where reliability and leadership are vital. This can be a tiring responsibility, but there can be an awareness of the protection of 'all who went before'. However, political and social restraints from the past could be causing you to feel that you've somehow got to 'wage war'. Issues to do with the government can come up, whether you agree with what they do or not. You may be confronted with having to make your presence felt and guard your territory. Effective supervision will help you to relax.

Keywords: Colonialism. Protectionism. The government, big business and the media. Class-consciousness. Power and political displays. Displays of "law and order". Border patrols and protection. Strength and might. Nationalism. Royalty. The ruling elite. Supervision. The armed forces. Patrols. Pitting people against each other. Empires. Victory bringing riches. The mother country. The struggle against decline. Flags. Imperialism. The Commonwealth. The rule of law.

The Caution: Artificial shows of strength. Being armed. Strong-arm tactics. Flags. Republics. Issues of statehood. Getting out the big guns. Rebellion. Social disintegration.

Pluto symbolizes: Unconscious motivations, depth psychology, history. Sex, procreation at a deep level, intensity, profound emotions, taking hold of one's power. Being king or queen of one's underworld. Strength, survival mode instincts. Big money. Big power. The Plutocracy. Power vs power struggles.
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Chiron is retrograde on Pisces 29: LIGHT BREAKING INTO MANY COLORS AS IT PASSES THROUGH A PRISM - this is a wonderful Symbol, and, it can be very 'enlightening'. The trick is not to go over and over and over things. Sometimes The Story needs to be broken down into it's smaller factors, sometimes we need to just see the overall picture. 

This shows analyzing things, considering and drawing conclusions from available data and being perceptive of colors, light refraction or reflection, auras and light. You probably have the ability to break situations down into the simplest components in order to see the full picture. This can and often does lead to a greater understanding of the relationship between the whole and the many parts. Just be careful not to overanalyze, thereby losing the joy that's inherent in the simplicities of life. Taking a single vision and turning it into many individual streams can be rewarding, but it can also confuse and distract.

Keywords: Spectrum analysis. Color and crystal healing. Rainbows. Light refraction. Side effects. Considering many facets of a situation. Endless opportunities. Optics. Sight. Seeing. Copying and sharing ideas or things. Disseminating information. Auras and aura photography. Triangles. Polarization of light. Reflection. Laboratory tests. Diffracted personality.

The Caution: Locked in to a set of parameters. Over analyzing things. Being blinded by ambition. Diffracted personalities. Mirages. Using instruments yet not seeing things as they are.

Chiron symbolizes: Our wounds, Chiron is known as The Wounded Healer. The wounds are The Stories That We Tell Ourselves, it is where we have to focus on healing, it can show things that are out of shape or misplaced or in need of repair.
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The Moon's North Node is on Leo 25: A LARGE CAMEL CROSSING A VAST AND FORBIDDING DESERT - this Symbol can have us feeling like the world is on our back, like we have to continue to push forward, to go the distance. It can also show us that, sometimes, we should shrug off that load and let others go the distance with it. 

This Symbol implies the need to push ahead in difficult times, going alone and coping even in the most difficult circumstances. It also shows being self sufficient, or someone with a big journey to complete. You may find that your situation has been like an arduous journey, but there could still be further to go. Be confident that you have the reserves to survive and the endurance to succeed. Although you may like the company and assistance of others, in the end you can really rely only on yourself. Self sufficiency and mental self-control are necessary as is a commitment to get to the other side of your issue.

Keywords: Completing a journey. Protecting oneself from spiritual "sunstroke". Tests of karma. Taking on daunting tasks. Taking one step at a time. Feeling totally at home. Provisions that nurture and satisfy. Camels, caravans, oasis, mirages, water, deserts. Stamina and fortitude. Crossing to the other side. Endurance. Thirst. Survival against the odds. Transport. Bad backs. Back packs. Cargo. Saddling up.

The Caution: Not preparing properly. Running out of reserves. Feeling weighed down and in danger of not finishing the objective. Big plans with no backup. Mirages.

The Moon's North Node symbolizes: This is known as quite a 'karmic point' (although all planets and points in a chart can be'karmic'). One's destiny in this life. The things you are meant to integrate, move towards, become. Destined relationships and relationship issues can show up here.
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The Moon's South Node is on Aquarius 25: A BUTTERFLY WITH THE RIGHT WING MORE PERFECTLY FORMED - lack of balance can have us feeling rather lop-sided, but, striving for perfection can be a wild goose chase with the south node on this degree. 

This Symbol shows the ability, or the need, to find balance, to find your center so that you might be more effective, stable and organized. As the "Butterfly" has a "Right Wing More Perfectly Formed", you may be applying your rational logical mind out of balance to your intuitive and creative wisdom, or, vice versa. It is often harder to understand your intuitive messages, but reliance on logic can limit your possibilities. However, not applying logic can lead to big problems as well. There can be physical handicaps which may prevent one from truly doing what one wants, or strange imbalances on the spiritual level.

Keywords: Rising above life's distortions. A need to bring some type of balance to situations. Injuries or problems with hands or arms. One side being more 'Perfect' than the other. The 'Right' being better than the left. Mutations. Handicaps. Challenges. Disabilities. Impediments. Let us take things as we find them: let us not attempt to distort them into what they are not. We cannot make facts. All our wishing cannot change them. We must use them. John Henry Cardinal Newman

The Caution: Imbalance of function. Lopsidedness. Flapping around and getting no where. Mutations. Being at a disadvantage. Hindrances. Judging beauty on external appearances.

The Moon's South Node symbolizes: Past karmic patterns to be overcome, can be habits that are good, but can describe things, relationships, issues that you need to let go of, or, hold you back from manifesting your true destiny. Relationships that feel karmic and difficult, memories from the past.
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What are the Sabian Symbols?

The ancients divided up the sky, just like any other circle, into 360 degrees. They assigned each of the 12 constellations (star signs or zodiac signs) 30 degrees each: 12 times 30 = 360. 

The Sabian Symbols are a set of 360 phrases of words that correspond with each of the 360 degrees of the wheel of the zodiac, from Aries 1 to Pisces 30. Consisting from as little as 2 words (Virgo 2: 'A Harem') to as many as 21 words (Taurus 5: 'A Youthful Widow, Fresh and Soul-Cleansed From Grief, Kneels at an Open Grave to Receive the Secret of Eternal Life), each one of these Symbols holds both a story and a unique energy field of their own. 

These images hold meaning for those degrees of the signs. Although the Symbols have their foundations in astrology, absolutely no knowledge of astrology is needed to use them.

The Sabian Symbols were given birth in San Diego, California, in 1925 by Marc Edmund Jones, a noted American astrologer and spiritualist and the gifted clairvoyant Elsie Wheeler. 

Jones was interested to find a set of word images to go with every degree of the zodiac. Elsie Wheeler was an extraordinary clairvoyant confined to a wheelchair for most of her life. 

Jones chose Elsie Wheeler as his partner in this 'experiment' (as M.E. Jones called it) as she had a remarkable ability to "see" messages, images and symbols. 

She used this talent to help her clients, but was rather weary of the standard questions she received, such as "when will I be rich?" and "when will I meet the love of my life?" 

She was eager to take part as she believed that this was an opportunity to really contribute something to astrology.

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