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What’s in the stars for you this week? Find out when the Astral Bag Lady: Rev. Linda Newman explores the stars for you!
Aries: Sometimes you just have to suck it up, take a number and wait for your turn. With the Lunar Eclipse nipping at your heels and a major Moon Pluto conjunction at the inception of this week, everything that you want to do is going to require somebody’s permission. No, it isn’t easier to get forgiveness than permission, so don’t even think about pushing your luck. Back in the day when my Daughter and I toured the Karate Circuit, every once in a while it we would meet some less than fair judges. Granted there are so many styles of Karate, that techniques will vary from school to school. On occasion we would stand in front of judges who were so addicted to their personal style that anything that differed looked wrong to them. Obviously, anyone who used their style of Karate would win regardless of whether they were good or not. Yeah, it was stinky. However, the lesson it taught was a good one. Even when we couldn’t respect the person, or his/her prejudiced views, we still respected their Black Belt. That’s your lesson for now, even if you think someone is acting like a doofus, you need to respect the office that they hold. Even if the chain of command has a few weak links, you need to respect what it stands for. Eventually, those weak links will fall away and be replaced by strong ones. For now all you can do is practice patience, yeah, not fun but necessary.
Taurus: In this disseminating phase of the Lunar Eclipse, you will discover that it didn’t derail you or your plans all that much. Okay, it may have made you a bit chattier than normal. That was due to the fact that some really important belief systems were involved, and when it comes to right and wrong issues, you are firm in your resolve. While you will never be one to dominate any conversation, the minute that you know that you are being misquoted, the whole world must stop until you make yourself perfectly clear. Mars has been poking atcha for over 5 weeks now, and with him getting on your last good nerve, that last thing you want is someone taking issue with you, when you have been quoted out of context. You are as honest as can be, and that’s why it gridlocks you, when you suspect that your words are being twisted. In the words of Norm Crosby, “ Some people take the truth and misconscrew it.” That is intolerable for you. Once you have cleared up any misunderstandings, itsa done deal and you will move on with the business of the day. That’s a parting gift from Mars as he prepares to exit your Sun Sign, once you have taken care of necessary communications, you will move on without a glance back. Once you have made your point, there’s no need to circle back. This is the difference in how you can handle your Mars transit; you don’t need to be angered when you can be empowered. Itsa much better choice.
Gemini: With a 4 Planet stellium ( the Sun, Venus, Mercury and Jupiter) in Gemini and Mars heading that way, you barely noticed the recent Lunar Eclipse. It may have thinned out your social circle just a bit, but only if the people in question were all talk and no walk. Even with the over the top energy of Jupiter in your Sun Sign, influencing you for well over a year now, you have managed Not to make any promises that you couldn’t keep. That my dear, is quite a great accomplishment. Even in such extreme times, you always walked your talk, although occasionally it was a firewalk. That’s why you are so done with people who make promises one moment and then conveniently forget them the next. Of course, you will still be polite with these folks, but you know better than to ever count on them. Nor will you seek their companionship, because you are far too serious about your goals and helping your favourite causes. While these individuals were most likely telling you what they thought you wanted to hear, it is their lack of follow through that did the damage. Their obfuscation and half hearted dedication cost you time, and that is a most precious commodity. You are far too motivated to allow that to happen again. Even though Jupiter is leaving your Sun Sign within a month his influence is a long standing one. With a 10-degree orb he will still be opening doors for you for the next 6 months. Also the seeds that he helps you plant will continue to bloom for well over a year. Heck, the way that he has solidified your enthusiasm will be with your forever. Look at you finishing things like a big kid
Cancer: Since this week begins with a powerful Moon Pluto conjunction opposing you in Capricorn, you will find yourself examining your motivation, due to the fact that you can feel it shift. Shift happens. It began almost imperceptibly 6 weeks ago just as the Eclipses were beginning to hit the fan. The first two Eclipses were dedicated to values and getting back to basics in relationships, and they indicated to you that in some instances, there are folks who tend to take you for granted. This isn’t a fault or blame thing mind you, it’s about you being such a great caretaker, that others easily forget that you too have needs. Just days ago when the third Eclipse arrived, which was Gemini based, you found yourself listening closely to what people said to you and just how they said it. Often folks don’t hear themselves, but you haven’t missed a word since this cycle of self-discovery began. Pluto is assisting you in creating boundaries in all of your relationships. With Jupiter packing his bags in Gemini and heading your way in late June, you are feeling his presence already. You are about to get a kick-start to your self worth, and while it is uncharacteristic for you, I am here to tell you not to fight it. Your needs are important. Yes, you will still be a loving, nurturing person, but your home is your sacred space, not a drop in center, and folks should have the sense to call you before they show up with 5 kids, a dog and their Brother In Law. Only by allocating time for yourself, can you make it through your Jupiter cycle with your sanity intact. This is your prep time for a brilliant success cycle; you owe it to yourself to educate the people who people your life. Sure you are still going to be available, but they will have to catch you on your cell phone while you are out pursuing your dreams.
Leo: You have always been proud of being a bit of a trendsetter and part of the in crowd. However, as the open end of the Lunar Eclipse, you are realizing that sometimes its good to leave the crowd behind. Even in situations of “it isn’t what you know, but rather whom” you want to be seen on your own. You don’t want preferential treatment because you are somebody’s Plus One. You deserve to be seen in your own light. Fame is a funny thing, many celebrities are famous for being famous. Heck, if I were a Kardashian, I’d have to change my last name. Certainly, you will still find the time for partying, and on those occasions you will take your party pals along with you, and you’ll make a grand entrance. However, you are done with going along just to be there. Derivative status is like cheap jewelry that turns your skin green in no time, and itsa pukey green at that. Your talent deserves 24 Karat recognition, and you are willing to work as hard as it takes, to get that for yourself. Uranus in Aries has you feeling the need to go it alone and find your own joy. During his transit you will find yourself moving from entitlement into empowerment, and that guarantees that you will develop talents that have long been slumbering. Oh yeah, you will still live the good life, but even that is open to a new interpretation. You are moving into a cycle of style, as well as substance, and whatever acclaim that you get, will be used for the greater good. Now that dear Fire baby, is a fame well worth having, eh?
Virgo: Now that Mars is heading out of Taurus and will soon be no longer trining you, it’s time to look back at the last 6 weeks and take a close personal inventory. In the midst of all of the deadly deadlines and last minute projects did you remember to take care of your health? Admittedly, you have no use for getting sick, that’s why I usually happens on your vacation. Plus, if your regimen remained intact for the last 2 months, you are ahead of the game. In truth, this journey was all about priorities. Even when there is work that just Has to be done, you still need to take a break for lunch and maybe some fresh air. Pluto in Capricorn, will continue to remind you that there are some things that only You can do for yourself. Nobody else can take your vitamins or work out for you. But, if you don’t, it is certain to catch up with you in no time. I realize that you are far too self-effacing to ever be self-involved, but you must be self-aware. I don’t need to nag you, Pluto will do that for me. He moves very sloooowly, and as he does you will continue to transform. Eventually, you will stop doing all of those extra little jobs that you have been doing for thankless people. And he won’t allow you to overdo, since that can be your undoing. Of course, you will still be a workaholic, that’s in your DNA, but along with that, you will find time to pursue hobbies and pass times that feed your soul. After all you are meant to be a human being not a human doing, n’est pas?
Libra: As Saturn retrogrades in Scorpio, you will see life lessons play out very close to you, kinda like watching a soap opera acted out, right outside of your window. Back in the day, you would have put on your shoes, and run across the street to help out. Now that your Saturn cycle is recent history, you have a better awareness of serious problems as compared to “wiggle the handle” situations. If you see somebody who is determined to learn lessons the hard way, but that it won’t do them in, you will allow them to get stuck in the muck of their bad choices. We frail humans have to live and learn and nothing can school ya like a Saturn cycle. Attempting to learn for somebody else, is like eating their lunch and wondering why they are still hungry. Pointless, eh ? Your beliefs are bone deep and your philosophies have proven themselves. If you can be of assistance to someone, you won’t hesitate to do so. However, if folks aren’t ready to listen to reason, you will find better things to do with your time and efforts. You are in one heckuva Mentoring cycle, and for those we are ready to learn, you will share a lot of wisdom. The most important past of being a Mentor, is knowing when to be involved and when to step back, and your instinct will always keep you in the right place. How cool is that ?
Scorpio: This week when someone asks you to do something that you aren’t quite sure you can do, you’ll find a way to make it happen, let’s hear it for your powers of perseverance. Granted, you may have to do a little homework, but with a small assist from Google, and a dollop of common sense, you will spin miracles out of chaos. Part of the problem is that the inquirer doesn’t know how to do it either. Yeah, it would be helpful to have a clue, but not all that necessary after all. Certainly, you will find yourself building a system from the ground up, but by the time that you go from scratching your head, to handing over the finished product, you will have knowledge that will serve you well in the future. It’s about gumption, and that you have, even as the person was telling you what needed to be fixed, your mental hamster wheel was spinning. The vision in your mind was a bit of a maze, so you did what smart people do when they are faced with a convoluted maze of information, they start at the end. Once you ascertained what the end product needed to be, you carved a path from the project in its fruition, to the present puzzlement. Yeah, this is one of those times when you can do the New York Times crossword puzzle in ink, that’s just how inventive you are. Days later, when the job is done, and the Help Line finally gets back to you with their diagram, you will see that your system is simpler and much more efficient then theirs. This is Saturn at his finest, yeah he might test you, but once you put your thinker to it, you are certain to get an Easy A, eh? Heck this is on the job training, and you could even copyright your ideas. Smarty pants : -)
Sagittarius: Because this is very much the disseminating phase of the Lunar Eclipse which arrived at 4 Sagittarius 8, you may still be scratching your head in disbelief at the surprises that it brought you. Granted, you can bounce back from just about anything, but a curve ball is what it is. Okay, some of your relationships are changing form, while that may dismay you for the moment, rest assured that this is for the best. Previously, some people only knew you as a perky, funny, party animal. That can only mean that they had no idea of your depth and sincere philosophies. With Uranus shape shifting your goals, it’s only to be expected that your self-image would change along with them. With the double whammy Moon Pluto in Capricorn that begins this week, you will have more than a few opportunities to show others your maturity. While it may be momentarily tempting to cruise on cute and charisma, you know that it would only sell you short to do that. While you will always have great big dreams, you are learning how to scale them back just enough, so that your reach doesn’t exceed your grasp. You can thank Uranus for that, he loves positive changes and he will feed them to you for the next 6 years and change. Big things are happening for you, but that always calls for big boy pants, or big girl shoes. Not to mention that doing a complete concise job feels absolutely wonderful. Yep, you are maturing and it doesn’t hurt one little bit. Face it darlin, you may grow up, but you will never grow old. Yep !
Capricorn: Due to the fact that this week is ushered in with the Moon and Pluto conjunct in Capricorn, you are PMS/BMSing, yeah guys do it too. Little bitty irksome things that you have done your best to ignore have reached a tipping point. You know in your heart that you must address them immediately, instead of letting them build up any longer. There’s always a kinder gentler way of informing folks that their behavior is getting on your last good nerve, and you will find it. Actually the 4 Planet Gemini stellium will be quite helpful in you making your statements. You will use humour to soften the blow, and the recipient will appreciate the way that you handle the situation. In most of the cases, the offenders won’t even be aware that they were doing something irksome. In any case, there’s no need to suffer in silence, there’s no need to suffer at all. Just let folks know that in the true spirit of cooperation some adjustments need to be made. You’ll chat, you’ll laugh and for certain you will make your point. While you will keep it all very light hearted, others will know that if it happens again, there will be nothing to laugh about. It’s all in your approach. Kudos : -)
Aquarius: With a 4 Planet Stellium in Gemini and Mars heading in that direction, your head may be spinning with ideas. Breathe. Make copious notes, and hand off as many concepts as possible to folks who have more time on their hands than you do. I am always amazed at my many Ffacebook friends who have the time to play games on line. As you know, on my MotherPeace Drum page, I post funny things twice a day, and on my Astral Baglady page, I post a daily Astrological Forecast. Of course I will check my Home Page, and respond to friends posts, but once that’s done I force myself to walk away. It would be far too easy to fall into a day of chatting and reading, but I do have deadlines and a life to attend to. That’s why I have zero desire to sit there even longer and play games. If I did that, the cats would stop talking to me, the house would cease to be Virgo heaven, and the garden and the flowerbeds would be overgrown with weeds. Not to mention that my clients would be none to happy with me. It’s all about priorities and keeping them straight. With all of your grand ideas and brilliant brainstorms, you can only follow up on a fraction of them; it is imperative that you prioritize them. There’s no limit to your genius, you know. Feel free to give away most of your great ideas, and save the funnest ones for yourself. This is think tank time for you and it may take a month to sort the wheat from the chaff. Give yourself time my dear, and get some Melatonin, lest your upper brain chatter rob you of your slumber!
Pisces: With the Gemini Sun in a tight square to Neptune in your Sun Sign, the truth is a light that cuts through your mental fog bank. Granted, it may be a bit shocking initially, kinda like stepping out of a darkened theatre, into a very sunny day, but once your eyes adjust, you will appreciate the new perspective. With Saturn in Scorpio trining you, there’s no amount of bobbing and weaving that can get you away from these important life lessons, they are integral to your personal growth. If you have deluded yourself about a relationship or a project, you need this light of reason, so that you can make healthy, honest choices. Whenever something or someone turns out to be altogether different than you had previously thought, consider that you may have been seeing life situations as you prefer them to be. Isn’t it better to see them as they actually are? It’s okay to gridlock on the truth, like Bambi in the headlights. Just keep blinking and thinking and you will be able to process the reality that’s right there in your face. Eclipses exist to shake things up, it’s what they do. That’s why the last 6 weeks have brought us all so many surprises. If certain things don’t have firm foundations, little fissures become great bit cracks, and situations or relationships that don’t have a solid basis, are inclined to fall apart. This is the Universe clearing the way for you to have a healthy, fulfilling life, and why would you settle for less? Life is self correcting, and now that you have the ability to ignore your Inner Victim, you can see the light at the end of the tunnel. No, it’s not another train, it’s the clear light of understanding that will always lead you safely home. Embrace it my dear, every day in every way, your ability to make wise changes and educated choices gets better and brighter. See that, Saturn isn’t such a big meany ? He’s just had some bad press. Only good will come from this.