The Moon and Astrology: How it affects our daily life…Transiting Moon in Aries…July 2020

 

Present Moon Sign/Phase/House:

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  • Date: July 10 (PT) @10:06 pm:
  • DATE: July 11 (ET) @1:06 am
  • Moon Sign: Aries 
  • Moon Phase: 3rd
  • Void-of-Course: July 13 @11:54 am (ET) 8:54 am (PT) to moon into Taurus later in the afternoon: Moon v/c in Aries is not one of the 4 “good signs” Make sure you get all the facts before making any commitments..
  • Opportunity Period: None

What does it all mean?

  • Aries is action, he is the most masculine of the Zodiac signs as he is ruled by the planet Mars
  • We should have slightly more get up and go when the moon is in Aries
  • We are happy to defend our loved ones
  • We are apt to speak up more, even those of us who consider themselves to be “timid” can find the voice they need right now. 
  • May be a good time to get your message across or to ask for what you need
  • Be careful when driving especially when upset or angry
  • We may be more susceptible to head injuries or head aches
  • We could be eager to start projects now, however, we have just experienced a full moon, (time to finish up) so if you really want to start something now, choose something small… 🙂 
  • Be careful about while engaging in physical activities, we may feel stronger or more “heroic” at the moment but our bodies might not be in the same “zone” 🙂 
  • We may be more decisive than usual, as always use caution … 
  • Be careful about saying yes to everything right now, we might feel like we can handle more, but when the time comes we could be sorry we took on so much at once. 
  • Adults with a strong Mars or Aries influence may be acting more like children than adults. 
  • Some of us could be more insensitive or appear more selfish to others.
  • If you aren’t looking to enlarge your family right now, take care, Aries has a lot of sexual energy to utilize… 😉
  • The Moon in Aries will have a slight effect on all of us, but it will have more of an effect on those who have the following in their charts: Along with those who have a strong Libra placement in their charts
    • Moon in Aries:
    • Sun in Aries:
    • Mars in Aries:
    • Moon in Libra 
    • Aspects to the Moon or Mars:
    • Ascendant or Mid-heaven in Aries
  1. NOTES: Mercury turns Direct on Sunday July 12th, however, he remains in “storm” until July 19th. Put off important communications until after the 19th if possible. See our post on Mercury retrograde here: https://serenitysgiftcove.com/2020/06/17/mercury-retrograde-enters-storm-on-june-9-retrograde-june-17-18-to-july-12-2020-remains-in-storm-until-july-19/
  2. Chiron turns retrograde on Saturday July 11th

 

The Moon and Astrology

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HOW IT AFFECTS OUR DAILY LIVES… 

In astrology, the moon is connected to our emotions and reactions… how we are feeling on a given day may well be influenced by the sign that is visiting the moon… Each sign stays with the moon for up to 2.5 days…. 🙂 

The Moon Void-of-Course: 

There are times throughout the month when the moon isn’t fully immersed in any sign… this is when we say the moon is Void of Course… and when this occurs, we may feel “foggy” and “unfocused” … We may not be sure how we are truly feeling about a situation or a person…. Therefore it is not recommended that we make long-term commitments or important decision’s while the moon is Void off Course…. However there are 4 signs in the zodiac which may prove positive during the Void-of-Course moon… 

Good for Void-Off-Course Moon:

These v/c signs may prove to be quite productive times.

  • Cancer
  • Taurus
  • Sagittarius
  • Pisces…

Opportunity Periods  (thanks to astrologer Jim Shawvan):

There are other periods throughout the month that are known as opportunity periods, when it can prove to be a positive time for most people, however if you have challenging aspects happening within your own chart you may not be able to make use of opportunity periods. 

Thanks to Jim Shawvan present day astrologer, William Lilly 17th century astrologer and Llewellyn’s Daily Planetary Guide for opportunity periods.

copyright: Greta McKenzie Astrology 07/11/2020

 

The Moon and Astrology: How it affects our daily life…Transiting Moon in Sagittarius and Saturn into Capricorn July 2020

Present Moon Sign/Phase/House:

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  • Date:  July 1 @ 9:21 pm (ET) 6:21 pm (PT)
  • Moon Sign: Sagittarius 
  • Moon Phase: 2nd
  • Void-of-Course: July 3 @ 9:06 am (ET) @ 6:06 am (PT) to Moon in Capricorn later that night for PT and Early July 4 for ET: Moon v/c in Sagittarius is one of the 4 void of course  “good signs”.
  • Opportunity Period: None
    • Sagittarius is the most “easy-going” of the fire signs and is ruled by Jupiter “the lucky planet” **Jupiter is currently in retrograde motion in the sign of Capricorn, to mid September.**
    • We are going to want our personal freedom now, so take care, those of you who have possessive or jealous tendencies, they might not be tolerated for the next couple of days. 
    • Because Sagittarius is ruled by Jupiter “the lucky planet” we may be feeling luckier then usual… Just take care not to go over the budget… 🙂 
    • Sagittarius can be blunt,  😦 it’s good to keep in mind that others may be more sensitive… 🙂 thinking before speaking is a good idea over the next few days… 😉 
    • We could have more energy for fun things such as music, sports and shows
    • It’s easier to try something new and exciting just take care not to get carried away.
    • Could be a good time to take a few days for rest, relaxation and laughter
    • Good time for making fantastic plans for the future. 
    • The moon in Sagittarius may be good for: Borrowing money, buying a vehicle, sending mail or starting a diet.
    • While this moon will have a slight effect on all of us… those with the following in their charts will feel it stronger, along with folks who have a strong Gemini or Cancer placement in their charts. 
  • Moon in Sagittarius
  • Moon in the 9th house
  • Ascendant in Sagittarius
  • Mid-heaven in Sagittarius
  • Sun in Sagittarius
  • Aspects to the Moon and Jupiter.

*** Notes***

Saturn makes a sign change at 7:37 pm (ET) 4:37 pm (PT) on July 1. Moving into the sign of Capricorn. Saturn is comfortable in this sign, because he rules Capricorn… this “connection” also makes both Saturn and Capricorn “stronger”. 

Saturn is the planet of discipline, authority and traditions… Capricorn is concerned about career, and image, and sometimes it means a desire to get ahead. Saturn is currently in retrograde motion. We can expect to focus on the essentials in life, like work, career, schooling etc… And we can also expect to do things over again, or find ourselves meeting up people from our past… Perhaps we will go over our family traditions… research jobs and career options… A good time for all of those things… Keep in mind that when planets are in retrograde motion, new projects, jobs, relationships don’t always go as planned… If you have to start anything now, be prepared for delays and do overs.


 

  • In astrology, the moon is connected to our emotions and reactions… how we are feeling on a given day may well be influenced by the sign that is visiting the moon… Each sign stays with the moon for up to 2.5 days…. 🙂 

The Moon Void-of-Course: 

  • There are times throughout the month when the moon isn’t fully immersed in any sign… this is when we say the moon is Void of Course… and when this occurs, we may feel “foggy” and “unfocused” … We may not be sure how we are truly feeling about a situation or a person…. Therefore it is not recommended that we make long-term commitments or important decision’s while the moon is Void of Course…. However there are 4 signs in the zodiac which may prove positive during the Void-of-Course moon… 

Good for Void-Of-Course Moon. These v/c signs may prove to be quite productive times.

  • Cancer
  • Taurus
  • Sagittarius
  • Pisces…

Opportunity Periods  (thanks to astrologer Jim Shawvan):

  • There are other periods throughout the month that are known as opportunity periods, when it can prove to be a positive time for most people, however if you have challenging aspects happening within your own chart you may not be able to make use of opportunity periods. 

copyright: Greta McKenzie Astrology 10/25/2019

Sun Moves into Cancer June 20 2020: Summer Solstice June 20 2020: New Moon: Solar Eclipse

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June 20 2020 The Sun moves into Cancer.

Cancer the Crab: Water: Feminine: Cardinal:

Cancer folk are always trying to take care of everyone. ☺Nurturing is in their nature, in fact it’s so inherent in these guys and gals that if they don’t have a family close by they will create one from the folks they spend time with. 

Emotional Cancer folk usually operate on ‘gut feelings’ and while they enjoy the company of others around them, spending some time alone in private can do wonders for the energy levels. Like the phases of the moon that rule Cancer, there are times to be out in front and there are times to take a back seat to rejuvenate. 

The thing to watch for with being a Cancerian is not to get caught up in the “needy market”… Depending on others to make one feel “better” is not the best way to explore the finer, points of one’s nature. We all love to have someone around us who wants to take care of us, but most of us don’t want to be “mothered” all of the time. 🙂

Most “crabs” or those with a “crab” influence are great in the kitchen, as feeding others is another way to say “I love you”. For these folk whipping something up for supper is hardly ever a problem (unless mum is feeling a little “crabby”). 

Cancer rules the breasts and stomach. Issue’s with the tummy are likely when under stress, during a full moon or when ignoring healthy eating habits. 

Sensitive by nature Cancer folk, may at times, imagine slights from others and become defensive or withdrawn (as a crab into its shell) in an effort to block any hurt. This is something that should be watched for especially during emotionally vulnerable times (menstruation/ovulation/work or family stress/full moon), actions taken or words spoken during this time may cause more upset than intended or needed. 

Warm Birthday Wishes :

Ian, Christine, Janine, Rose (cusp) And warm birthday wishes are sent to everyone celebrating a Cancerian birthday. 

 

 

 


Summer Solstice: June 20 2020

The 1st day of summer for 2020 and will be the longest day of the year and the shortest night for our hemisphere. A positive time where being outside is the norm along with spending time with loved ones and friends. Summer is a celebration of all things light and who couldn’t use some light after the dark days of winter… 🙂 

As we welcome summer 2020 we give thanks to Mother Earth. 

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After the strange and challenging time we have had so far this year, let us hope for a better future, of fun, laughter, love and prosperity… 


New Moon in Cancer June 20 2020:

 

Traditionally the new moon is a good time to begin new projects, relationships, school etc… However, we have a number of planets in retrograde motion at present, making this an erratic time to begin anything…

Date: June 20 @ 11:02 pm (PT) June 20 @ 2:02 am (ET)

Moon Phase: In the 4th 

Moon void of course: June 23 @ 3:20 (ET) @ 12:20 am (PT) to Moon into Leo on the 23rd. 

Opportunity Time: June 22 @ 11:30 pm (ET) @ 8:30 pm (PT) to void of course: Good for practical matters… keep in mind all the retrograde planets that are happening now. 

June Retrograde Planets: 

  • Mercury: Planet of communication, transportation, technology… Begins June 18th
  • Venus: Planet of money, relationships and beauty: Ends June 26th
  • Jupiter:   Planet of expansion, luck and exaggeration: All Month
  • Saturn:   Planet of restrictions, authority and traditions: All Month
  • Neptune: Planet of imagination, the unknown, psychic ability, lies and deception… Begins June 23rd
  • Pluto: Planet of death/regeneration, sex, shared money, Insurance All Month 

  • The Moon rules Cancer, so it is comfortable in this sign…
  • Cancer moon is sensitive, caring and nurturing… she can also be moody and perceived as being needy. Take care not to over react during this new moon, if you are upset about something, make sure you have the facts before believing someone really meant to cause your harm or hurt your feelings…
  • Get out your cooking pots, the BBQ or your baking trays, cooking and baking are soothing activities for Cancer folk, especially if they can do so for loved ones… Gardening can also be fun and relaxing for those with a bit of earth in their charts…
  • As we approach this New Moon, take care to have a positive outlook, think about what you would like to bring into your life to enhance it… make notes of any projects you would like to begin, draw up plans if you are so inclined 🙂
  • The last few months have been challenging for everyone, we are all beginning to become a bit restless with this way of life (COVID-19)… It is time to come out of our homes again, yet we need to take care still… Frustrations are bound to occur, making this New Moon time an extra special time to be thinking on the positive end of things… 🙂
  • All moon in Cancer Traits will be stronger during the full moon, the full moon will affect everyone, however, those with Cancer chart influences and/or Capricorn chart influences will feel the affects more. As will those who have the following in their charts: 
  • Moon in Cancer
  • Sun in Cancer
  • Moon in the 4th house
  • Any aspects to the ascendant or midheaven

Notes ***

 June 21 is Father’s Day… Happy Dad day 🙂


June 21: Solar Eclipse:

We can be more erratic and emotional during eclipses, it is best to wait out an eclipse before beginning anything or signing anything important papers… if you have to sign anything or commit to anything during this time, take care to check out all the angles. 🙂 If your birthday falls on an eclipse or on the day before or after an eclipse, the year ahead could be an important turning point in your life… stay positive and a positive year ahead is possible. 

Greta McKenzie Astrology 06/17/2020

Mercury Retrograde: Enters Storm on June 9: Retrograde June 17/18 to July 12 2020: Remains in “storm” until July 19

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Mercury Retrograde

Sometimes Mercury gets a bad wrap when he goes retro… but it’s not all bad.. 🙂 

When Mercury goes retrograde it would appear from our Earth’s prospective that Mercury is moving backwards….. hmmm no wonder he can cause some confusion…  Yet, if we can “respect” Mercury while he is in this position by applying the “rules” that fit, we can come out of this period with a smile instead of a frown… 🙂 

The “rules” are as follows… 

  • Pay attention to and do as many things possible with the two letters RE in front of the word… for example… REnovate: REdecorate: REdo: REcreate: REnew: 
  • Try not to begin any new projects: 
  • Might not be a good time to start a new relationship
  • May be a good time to renew a relationship (depending on personal chart data)
  • Try not to sign important documents. Exception renewing a mortgage, but be very careful about the small print. 
  • If you need to sign important papers, make sure you understand everything, if you don’t ask questions. 
  • Mistakes in communications and messages are highly likely during this period, so read and REread before you sign or commit. 
  • Expect delays in communications or in getting your questions answered. 
  • Expect misunderstandings in communications
  • Have patience when communicating
  • Have patience when waiting for a reply or an answer
  • New plans made during this time may not work out as planned or may need to be REdone at a later date
  • Mercury is in the sign of Cancer ♋during this retrograde motion… Life area’s involving domestic issues and family may not go as planned… leave sensitive topics until after July 19th if possible. 

When Mercury is said to be in “storm” he is moving very slowly, the effects of the Mercury Retrograde will apply to a slightly lesser degree.

  • Mercury entered its “storm” on June 9th {Write down new ideas with date and time they occurred, when Mercury is “back on track” go through them and discard the ones you know will not work, then see what you can do with the rest :)}
  • He goes Retrograde on June 17 @ 9:59 pm (PT) June 18 @ 12:59 am (ET):
  • Mercury turns direct on July 12 @ 4:26 am (ET) @ 1:26 am (PT)
  • Mercury is clear of its storm July 19th: {look over any notes that you made earlier, and see what makes sense now}

 

©Greta McKenzie Astrology update 06/09/2020

Mercury Retrograde: Enters Storm on June 9: Retrograde June 17/18 to July 12 2020: Remains in “storm” until July 19

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Mercury Retrograde

Sometimes Mercury gets a bad wrap when he goes retro… but it’s not all bad.. 🙂 

When Mercury goes retrograde it would appear from our Earth’s prospective that Mercury is moving backwards….. hmmm no wonder he can cause some confusion…  Yet, if we can “respect” Mercury while he is in this position by applying the “rules” that fit, we can come out of this period with a smile instead of a frown… 🙂 

The “rules” are as follows… 

  • Pay attention to and do as many things possible with the two letters RE in front of the word… for example… REnovate: REdecorate: REdo: REcreate: REnew: 
  • Try not to begin any new projects: 
  • Might not be a good time to start a new relationship
  • May be a good time to renew a relationship (depending on personal chart data)
  • Try not to sign important documents. Exception renewing a mortgage, but be very careful about the small print. 
  • If you need to sign important papers, make sure you understand everything, if you don’t ask questions. 
  • Mistakes in communications and messages are highly likely during this period, so read and REread before you sign or commit. 
  • Expect delays in communications or in getting your questions answered. 
  • Expect misunderstandings in communications
  • Have patience when communicating
  • Have patience when waiting for a reply or an answer
  • New plans made during this time may not work out as planned or may need to be REdone at a later date
  • Mercury is in the sign of Cancer ♋during this retrograde motion… Life area’s involving domestic issues and family may not go as planned… leave sensitive topics until after July 19th if possible. 

When Mercury is said to be in “storm” he is moving very slowly, the effects of the Mercury Retrograde will apply to a slightly lesser degree.

  • Mercury entered its “storm” on June 9th {Write down new ideas with date and time they occurred, when Mercury is “back on track” go through them and discard the ones you know will not work, then see what you can do with the rest :)}
  • He goes Retrograde on June 17 @ 9:59 pm (PT) June 18 @ 12:59 am (ET):
  • Mercury turns direct on July 12 @ 4:26 am (ET) @ 1:26 am (PT)
  • Mercury is clear of its storm July 19th: {look over any notes that you made earlier, and see what makes sense now}

 

©Greta McKenzie Astrology update 06/09/2020