Happy Augustl!

Happy Autumn!!!

Happy Birthday sidereal Cancer!!!!
The eighth month of the year sees the celebration of Harvest Home!!

     Considered by many to be preeminent in the heavens, Cancers redemptive qualities include loyalty, kindness, inclusiveness, and tenacity.
     The dual human nature of Cancer is demonstrated here in the shape of a crab, at  home both in the deep and ashore.  The Egyptians saw a sacred scarab in the stars here, which seemed to rise from waste and live forever.  How does a prudent Christian reconcile the material grossness of this world with his eternal existence?  With love of course!  Cancers feel.

     That center of our Hearts and Minds, the governing moon, is at home in the sign of the cold wet Crab.  Its pearlescent light, ever changing yet constant in rhythm, keeps regular the weeks of seasons, the cycle of years, the continuation of the species of creation.  
     The Apostolic link to Cancer lies in Simon the Zealot of course, whose intensity is legendary.  The Hebrew Scripture links through Joseph, of the many blessings.

     The stars of the sign itself include The Mighty Prince (Sirius), A Strong Right Arm, Bright Shining Scarlet, Glorious, and To Lead to Glory.  

     The graceful, gold-filled Argo, , the Ship, or Barq, rises with the sun today. The individual names for the stars indicate the nature of the constellation is one of The Possession of Him Who Comes;  Who Returns From Afar;  The Released Who Travel;  and The Desired.  

     Those people and relationships born under these stars are mentally strong, fortunate, and respectful of elders;  such as
create their own destiny.        

     The wise and prudent will consider her actions and issues through this lens.  


The daily lights, calculated from real time at sunrise on the Pacific coast, for Friday 17 August 2018

The moon balances in Libra, squarely pointing at the late Cancer sun.  We have the window to harmonize and charm the family rifts which we know have been stewing in the background!! 

Let's be extra careful of our kidneys, lower back and all our sensitive glands now!!  

Our morning begins with a bang and an upheaval of expected decibels.  At 6 06 AM Pacific, 9 06 AM eastern, we have big ideas, better chances at them!!  A great morning, which gets better!  By 6 32 AM Pacific, 9 32 AM eastern, we think of an even better way to implement!!  

A bit later, just after lunch, 1 12 PM Pacific, 4 12 PM eastern time, we sprout the seeds of our changes!!  

Late afternoon, 4 23 PM Pacific, 7 23 PM eastern, sees the sun in sidereal Leo, and it heats up!!  Expect the weekend to be mercurial!  

The orb of communication will come about right at 9 25 PM Pacific time Saturday, but we are wise to wait for just a bit longer, till August 24th, to guarantee things turn out the way we planned when it comes to all projects and plans involving home or family.


The moon comes new on Friday the 11th in Cancer.  


The sun will sojourn in Leo on Friday the 17th at 4 23 PM Pacific time.

Mars is exalted, strong and powerful at the Top of the zodiac, and while retrograde can undo a lot of hard work.  Let's not start home repairs or major moves to a new location or redecorate the house, or our private little cave, till after August 18th when it goes direct.  Wiser still, let's wait till after the August full moon on the 26th!!  

Mercury is retreading carpeted Cancer till Saturday, when it comes direct in the Home sign.  Cancer is a very personal, immediate sign, and we will all feel this retrograde very intimately.  

Venus sloops into Virgo and will turn retrograde on Friday October 5th , till November 16th, backing through sidereal Libra, where she is very strong.

We can expect a warm, early season, with more than one super surprise!!! 



The Christian Cancer

is a knight who is most protective of life, especially young life!  Loving, caring, nurturing, a natural parent and god parent to all, this knight makes a home comfortable on any battlefield.  A good cook, too

     Judging the character by the names of the stars in the sign, the Cancer knight is all about Sheltering in A Hiding Place the Assembled Thousands;  the Kids and the Lambs being safe in The Crech.  


     Cancers are extremely creative due to their understanding of the relationship between their emotions at any given moment and all incoming information.

     Cancer always has a strong, deeply held of what is right, her judgement usually being based on gut feeling.   The Cancer is never boring as they are both knowledgeable and comforting.

      Their nature is to uplift others and share innovative ideas.


     The natural scent of Cancer is lily of the valley, night blooming jasmine, pink rose, and ginger.  

     Its metals are silver and aluminum.  

     Most people will agree that the pearl and moonstone are remarkable gems, but the prudent Christian Cancer will choose the rose quartz.  This stone promotes heart healing through positive self love, self esteem, self image and a good body image.  It heals the emotional body and its heartaches, loneliness, inducing emotional release and clearing.  It fosters acceptance, inner peace, forgiveness, and self forgiveness, soothing and easing fears and grief.

      Cancers fabric is softest flannel or fleece.

     Moon foods cheese, dairy products, sesame oil, candied ginger, melons of all kinds, and of course shellfish.

      These associations give the prudent Christian Cancer a deeper insight into his nature and place in the world.   

     Your words of knowledge are, 'I am deeply concerned about everything.'

    The garden of Cancer embraces the iris, jasmine, water lily, white rose, anise, sesame, coriander, ginger hyssop, lettuce, willow, and watercress.  In the foreground must be a little white house, white seashells, moon snail shells, with a statue of the Blessed Mother holding the Holy Child is a fit centerpiece.
      The most effective pilgrimage for a Cancer or anyone with a strong influx of the Heart and Mind influence would be to the Cathedral of St. James at Compostela in Spain.
     The most effective shrine would be in a bathroom by the tub, or in the bathroom sink, also the shower; outside by a lake, river, a brook, and places where rushes or vegetables grow; anywhere in the kitchen; in the home itself which is ruled by Cancer;  the stall of a sheepfold; in a tavern, hotel, motel, or boardinghouse; anywhere in the cellar, or a corner facing north in your own house.  

     Dedicate the shrine in the key of G.


Talk about shaking off the blues!

about home, mom, happy endings, early tales, recipes, decor ideas, landscaping, mining, and seaside stays accompanies our orb of communication through comforting, comfortable Cancer.  Now spinning retrograde through Cancer, it makes us rethink, review, reconsider, redo everything we are doing right now.  A word to the wise!!

The phantom moon Vulcan wiggles and dudges with some malice in mind.  Take everything with a grain of salt!


All Scrub and Starch!

Romance, profit, and jewelry are out of the question now as the golden girl of the cosmos sloops through silvery, prissy, scientific Virgo.  We are wise to apply all our energy and focus on our profession and career, where we will be valued and excell!

Later this year, October through midmonth November, Venus will retrograde through sidereal Libra, where she rules from her autumn home. This is a splendid window to seek out forms of social grace, etiquette, civil exchange!!  

Plan ahead!


Getting Together!

Mars is whirling backwards in organized, forward-thinking Capricorn now till August 27th.  Powerfully certain of himself, Mars exalts in Capricorn now, filling us with that same surety. What we do now, when it comes to family, job, profession, or governance, can really come undone!  This is a time for try-outs, temps, and too slow!


Optimal thinking

is under the watchful Eye of mighty, benevolent Jupiter, the king of planets.  Jupiter is at his jovial, genial best in sweet Libra where we are sure to assimilate the most graceful of social trends.  Uplifting, elegant, refined, sweetly harmonious and charming!  

Maybe this isn't the time to go back to school...

Saturn blocks his blocks now, turning around and changing his mind on important issues.  Let's not get giddy when it comes to the law, the Law, travel, school, scheduling, or journeys near or far having to do with our religious views.  


Saturn is making a twist about in Sagittarius, turning our travel plans into a melee... on again and off again meetings, important in nature and scope, can frustrate us and we feel it most when it comes to dealing with the legal details. 


 The old problem of school credits and transcripts pop up now,  as the dour schoolteacher of the cosmos plays with his own ideas about Time.  


At his best, Saturn can steady all the wild sky horses with sober calm, turning their tricks into reigns to guide our own inner drives with a more mature hand.  We  have until September to really study the laws by which we live and measure them against the Laws by which we really live.  If there is a discrepancy, now is the time to address such issues. Schooling and study itself will come under scrutiny and some fire.  Test the tester!!  We will find travel restrictions are nothing new and permanently askew now, as we need to seriously consider the need for borders.  


Saturn is all about form, walls, and watching.  We will discover this in 2018!


All the fuss is about just that, fuss.
Uranus, the cosmic hand grenade, blasts through Aries, the sign of All or Nothing At All.  Our sudden impulses and tracks seem so intense!!  As spring launches itself upon us, he will explode through the Spring Lamb like a soccer match on steroids.  Sports, military maneuvers, policing issues and leadership opportunities seem to materialize out of the air, and demand immediate action.  Let's be ready to think on our feet, Star Travelers!   This can be a fun time full of exploration, innovation, experimentation.

Fussy and fuzzy too!

Our faculties of Inspiration are under the bluegreen mists of Neptune, the orb of idealismand music, as it buoys through Aquarius, the sign of ideas, brotherhood, idealism, and innovation.  This  inspires delightful forms and colors for a future that is more out of this world than of it.   

Currently retrograde till November 24th, we find our minds crystal clear, our reasoningability a bit cold.  A perfect window for studying without passion or prejudice, the most confusing and complicated of issues.  


Truth will out!

Pluto, the fateful, fitful energy orb which can open our eyes to what is really there in front of us cruises in the sign of true blue Sagittarius.  Our core beliefs about religion, the law, The Law, education, and foreign affairs will be challenged, turned upside down and inside out, and we are wise to move through slowly to examine our own innards to see what is really going on there.  Sagittarius is the great Truth Seeker.  Let's not disappoint Him! With courage, dignity, and grace, we can refine and now redefine who and what we are, in our inner reality.  As Pluto next visits the sign of government, dads everywhere, the corporate culture, we can emerge much more sure of ourselves and our beliefs and principles by engaging with Fate now!


Pluto will engage with the sun and with Venus on the 9 th of January 2018 in a powerful embrace which is bound to change feelings, values, and core beliefs, bringing to the surface all that is rotten and obstructive to be lanced, cleansed, purified, and healed.  This may be a painful process but not likely violent, especially if we do not fight it, but go with the tides of heaven. 



Jupiter is retrograde till just after the 4th of July, awakening old memories and reconnecting us with old times.  On the 10th we lurch forward!

Saturn blocks his blocks now, turning around and changing his mind on important issues.  Let's not get giddy when it comes to the law, the Law, travel, school, scheduling, or journeys near or far having to do with our religious views.  Saturn will go direct on September 6th. 


Pluto is also retrograde, keeping the demons in the dark, safely away from us till September 30th.



At home

The planette which keeps watch on the home fires, Vesta, fires in Scorpio!!  Whew! And I don't just mean soup!



Romance or not?

Our spousal planette Juno bops through platonic Aquarius, full of cool connections.  Juno is almost never happy when alone, or when committed.



Our health and welfare issues

can be fixed if we want to take the time to go back and work on our inner emotional issues.  With the planette Chiron, our Wounded Healer, retrograde in Pisces now, real success is possible when using color, theater, drama, or past life therapy. 



Our social interchange

Pallas, the planettary BFF and sister in arms, jumps the hoop in Aries big time! She uses this as a launch pad for making new friends and annoying old ones.  



Mom and things mom

The planette Ceres, the cook of the solar system, resets everything at Home in Cancer, where she reconfigures, revitalizes, revisualizes, and revamps our kitchen, redecorates, and invites the whole neighborhood to her board.



This marks the seventh complete lunation for this year.

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