Star Encounters –Leo 2017!
By Aphrodette North
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The Full Moon Lunar Eclipse occurs on August 7, 2017 at 02:10:33 PM EDST. This Full Moon is in Aquarius and is opposing both Mars and the Sun in Leo. It also forms a beautiful trine to Jupiter in Libra! Follow both your heart and higher mind! Make peace your goal in all situations. Negotiate and arbitrate with those who share your vision. A more Universal view is opening up and humanitarians will be honored in this cycle. Choose to be part of a team!
The New Moon Solar Eclipse occurs on August 21, 2017 at 02:30:06 PM EDST. On this New Moon, the Lights are kissing in Leo but on the Virgo cusp. They form a double trine to retrograde Uranus in Aries on the Taurean cusp and a double quincunx to retrograde Chiron in Pisces on the Aries cusp! There will be a strong desire to help those who are less fortunate and also to avoid unnecessary crises moving forward. Secure your environment before you reach out to help others!
August Retrograde Stations and Shifts
Mercury, the planet of communication and perception stations retrograde in Virgo on August 12, 2017 at 09:01 PM EDST and remains so until September 5, 2017 at 07:30 AM EDST! Because Mercury rules Virgo, this retrograde cycle is going to be a double whammy!! Double check everything and know that you can misunderstand and be misunderstood at this time. Confirm all appointments and listen carefully in any meetings. Review receipts and any bill that seems out of synch! Thank me later!
Saturn, the Great Teacher and the planet of manifestation, stations direct in Sagittarius on August 25, 2017, at 08:09 AM EDST. Saturn is a ponderous planet and retrogrades each spring and early summer. It is a time to often plan reunions or re-visit our favorite spots on the planet when we vacation. As it moves ahead it can be an excellent time for a new adventure and a rebirthing of a positive philosophy as you move forward. Blaze new trails! Smile for awhile!
Neptune, the planet of dreams, illusion, imagination and faith, stationed retrograde on June 16, 2017, at 09:11 AM and remains so until November 22, 2017, at 09:21 AM! Neptune rules all things unseen like music, pain, fear and pleasure! When it is inn retrograde, often our experiences loom large in our long term memory and we are able to heal as our perspective seeks peace. Music, art and mythology, from our archaic past can resurface with new meaning. Sometimes the answers to our prayers can surface in our dreamtime or when we catch a few words of a song as we stroll through the mall! Pay attention!
Pluto, the planet of power, life, death, rebirthing and transformation, stationed retrograde in Capricorn on April 20, 2017, at 08:46 AM EDSR and remains so until September 28, 2017, at 03:33 PM EDST. Pluto is the most ponderous of planets and moves very slowly and has a bit of an eccentric orbit. Pluto can be both powerful and subtle simultaneously. In its retrograde cycle, the wheels of government seem to move very slowly. Court cases can go into delay and contracts may suffer with delays. This can often prove to be beneficial if we but wait it out!
ARIES MAR 20 - APR 20
On the Lunar Eclipse, your ruler, Mars, is in Leo, kissing the Sun as they both oppose the Moon in Aquarius and a quincunx to retrograde Chiron in Pisces. Follow your heart at this time but keep your brain and spirit in gear as well. Entertain positive thoughts and avoid the hostile and the cry babies! On the Solar Eclipse, Mars is conjunct the Head of the Dragon and they are both in trine to retrograde Saturn in Sagittarius. You can strut your stuff right now without being offensive or egotistical. Your knowledge and wisdom will simply pop out of your mouth! Enjoy the reverie! Connections from your past can lead you to an opportunity in the works. Keep tabs on this! Their intentions are honorable!
TAURUS APR 20 - MAY 21
On the Lunar Eclipse, your ruler, Venus, is in Cancer and simply forms a sweet sextile to Mercury in Virgo. You will be thoughtful emotionally as well as in the real World and in real time. Real solutions can be quickly found to increase productivity and security. Share your thoughts! On the Solar Eclipse, Venus is still in Cancer and forms a Cardinal T-square to Jupiter in Libra and retrograde Uranus in Aries. It also forms a quincunx to the Tail of the Dragon. You will want to bask in peace and avoid drama at this time. Even if you must bypass an opportunity, it is best to walk away from conflict. If in doubt, DON’T! Wait.
GEMINI MAY 21 - JUN 21
On the Lunar Eclipse, your ruler, Mercury, is in Virgo, in sextile to Venus in Cancer and opposing retrograde Neptune in Pisces. Spend some time with family and close friends at this time. Share both your dreams and your nightmares from the past. With all of it, you are still standing and thinking your way through! On the Solar Eclipse, Mercury has stationed retrograde in Virgo and is still in opposition to retrograde Neptune in Pisces. Self analysis can be eye opening at this time. It may be easier to see your patterns of success and failure. Be aware that there can be clerical mistakes and misunderstandings at this time. Try not to jump to conclusions until you hear the whole story! Thank me later!
CANCER JUN 21 - JUL 22
This Full Moon on the Lunar Eclipse is in Aquarius and is opposing both Mars and the Sun in Leo. It also forms a beautiful trine to Jupiter in Libra! There is a feeling of progress and warmth that will pervade this cycle for you! Your ability to blend heard and mind is exquisite! Enjoy the sharing and let logic lead you a bit. The New Moon on the Solar Eclipse finds the Lights kissing in Leo but on the Virgo cusp. They form a double trine to retrograde Uranus in Aries on the Taurean cusp and a double quincunx to retrograde Chiron in Pisces on the Aries cusp! Avoid making important decisions financially or abrupt changes in lifestyle at this time. Feel your way through and do the research. Study!
LEO JUL 22 - AUG 2
On the Lunar Eclipse, your ruler, the Sun is kissing Mars in Leo as they both oppose the Full Moon in Aquarius. This pair also forms a double quincunx to retrograde Chiron in Pisces. Showing love and appreciation as well as gratitude is the way to go! Others may be a little overwhelmed at first but you will leave them smiling! Notice and greet those who seem to be forgotten! On the Solar Eclipse, the Lights are kissing on the Leo/Virgo cusp and lined up with the Dragon. They form a triple trine to retrograde Uranus in Aries! Go ahead! Be outrageous - especially if you are entertaining a new audience! Champion a cause for deep fulfillment!
VIRGO AUG 23 - SEP 22
On the Lunar Eclipse, your ruler, Mercury, is in Virgo, in sextile to Venus in Cancer and opposing retrograde Neptune in Pisces. This can be a marvelous time to take a walk down memory lane! It can be quite illumination and entertaining to spend time with family and long time friends. If you are up for a reunion the desire will magnify when Mercury stations retrograde! Just double check reservations and those you want to visit about arrival and departure times. ! On the Solar Eclipse, Mercury has stationed retrograde in Virgo and is still in opposition to retrograde Neptune in Pisces. You are a bit foggy but your creative imagination can be quite remarkable. This is not a good time to work on your finances – but can be wonderful in your garden or if you are one who loves to draw or paint. Words can fail you now and your memory can short circuit! Write everything down when you can!
LIBRA SEP 23 - OCT 22
On the Lunar Eclipse, your ruler, Venus, is in Cancer and simply forms a sweet sextile to Mercury in Virgo. This is a wonderful time to be spunky, spontaneous and silly! Let your inner child out to play and choose to spoil yourself a bit! Spending time with children or pets can bring great joy! Take a walk on the fun side of life! On the Solar Eclipse, Venus is still in Cancer and forms a Cardinal T-square to Jupiter in Libra and retrograde Uranus in Aries. It also forms a quincunx to the Tail of the Dragon. You may be a bit weary of being the peacemaker in this cycle. Spend a bit more time alone and choose very harmonious company for best results. There are those who will try to shock you, but take all surprise news in stride. Breathe!
SCORPIO OCT 23 – NOV 22
On the Lunar Eclipse, your ruler of event, Mars, is in Leo, kissing the Sun as they both oppose the Moon in Aquarius and a quincunx to retrograde Chiron in Pisces. Your ruler of process, Pluto, is retrograde in Capricorn and in square to Jupiter in Libra. You are brave, strong and creative at this time but it may be difficult for others to see what you envision. The weather may prove to be less than cooperative in this cycle and plumbing and drainage may prove to be a challenge. Time lags but you see it through. On the Solar Eclipse, Mars is conjunct the Head of the Dragon and they are both in trine to retrograde Saturn in Sagittarius. It may be appropriate for you to return to a previous location or job opportunity. This may be temporary but it can offer you some relief. You need to be appreciated and those from your past are your cheering session now. GO!
SAGITTARIUS NOV 22 - DEC 20
On the Lunar Eclipse, your ruler, Jupiter, is in Libra, in square to retrograde Pluto in Capricorn but in trine to the Full Moon in Aquarius! Work can prove to be tedious but spending time with friends or traveling for recreation can be a real hoot! Get through the day and then go your merry way! Dance in the streets and enjoy the local color! On the Solar Eclipse,
Jupiter is in a Cardinal T-square with Pluto and Venus in Cancer. It also forms a sextile to Mars in Leo! You are apt to feel a bit brave in meetings of all kinds! Be careful not to put your foot in your mouth! Be sure to know who is listening and who will pass your words. Being the peacemaker is well-advised. Knowing when to fall silent can be brilliant! Take care!
CAPRICORN DEC 21 - JAN 19
On the Lunar Eclipse, your ruler, Saturn, is still retrograde in Sagittarius and is in trine to the Head of the Dragon. Your ship has not come in just yet but it is voyaging in your direction. Know that all you have contributed is about to pay off. Just be patient for a wee bit longer. Personal and professional injustices will seen be resolved in your favor. On the Solar Eclipse, Saturn is in double trine to Mars and the Head of the Dragon as it forms a sweet sextile to Jupiter in Libra. This cycle will bring you much appreciation and you will feel quite justified in the actions and decisions you needed to make over the past 7 years! Travel at this time can be powerfully inspirational! Get away if you can! Bask in your personal power at this time.
AQUARIUS JAN 20 – FEB 19
On the Lunar Eclipse, your ruler, Uranus, is retrograde in Aries and in trine to the Head of the Dragon! This is an amazing time to reflect on the many crises and unexpected events in the past that have shaped who you are becoming. Honest hearts are most often triumphant even when the circumstances of life pull propel us in a new direction. Sharing your victories at this time gives others courage! Speak up! On the Solar Eclipse, Uranus is in a triple trine to the Lights and the Head of the Dragon! It also forms a square to Venus in Cancer. You are looking more for an absolute launch then to savor artificial security. Not everyone who loves you will understand – but you cannot do it any other way! Hang with those that find you totally amazing for best results! Thank me later!
PISCES FEB 19 - MAR 19
On the Lunar Eclipse, your ruler, Neptune, is retrograde in Pisces and opposes Mercury in Virgo as it forms a double quincunx to Mars and the Sun in Leo. The egos of those in authority can annoy the life out of you!! It does not matter if it is your boss or a public figure on National television! Be sure you filter where you put your time and your gentle spirit. The after haunting is worse than the dialogue. Trust me! On the Solar Eclipse, Mercury has now stationed retrograde and is still in opposition to your ruler. This is a marvelous time for reflection and reverie but not a great time to get a lot accomplished. DO jot down your ideas or create some order to complete projects in the future. This will set you up to go forward when the cosmic forces re-direct their orbit. Do share your dreams and spend time interpreting them! This cycle in inwardly illuminating for you! Pensive time can be blissful!