Here’s the tropical calendar:
“Monday, June 27th
Venus in Cancer trine Neptune in Pisces both at 11+ degrees
Wednesday, June 29th
Mercury moves into Cancer
Mars stations direct degrees of 23+ Scorpio
Thursday, June 30th
Venus in Cancer opposes Pluto in Capricorn both at 16+ degrees
Friday, July 1st
Venus in Cancer sextile Jupiter in Virgo both at 17+ degrees
Sunday, July 3rd
Sun in Cancer trine Neptune in Pisces both at 11+ degrees”
The Moon & Mars
Video Duration: 00:03:33 min
This short video takes you on a meditative journey from the Moon to Mars. Incorporating the Moon, Mars and its Moon’s Planetary Bioharmonics; and featuring NASA images of the surface of Mars.
Produced by Nick Anthony Fiorenza of lunarplanner.com
Mars and Venus Surprised by Vulcan (detail). Guillemot Alexandre Charles,1827.
“After a long and grueling backwards drive, Mars, the planet of motivation and action will be stationing direct on the 29th. It rules action, ambition, anger as well as impatience and war.
This week three major planets hover in the sign of Cancer and oppose Pluto in Capricorn. Oppositions symbolize a call to action; a call for restoration after destruction. With the Sun, Mercury and Venus drifting through Cancer together the topic becomes that of harmony, sensitivity, and, ultimately, civility.”
(Or write. Or draw. Whatever works 😉 )”
Priestess Bairavee Balasubramaniam PhD
“Know your power.
Mars stations direct this week after being retrograde since April 17th. The days surrounding a planet stationing direct are intense ones. Especially when that planet is known for its intensity. This week will most likely highlight themes of personal and collective power.
If we are afraid of our power, someone else will come along and use it against us. This is how to misuse Mars. Especially in the emotional powerhouse sign of Scorpio. Good thing Scorpio is the most resilient sign of the zodiac. We must be willing to do the work that it takes to win back our humanity. We must be devoted to creating societies that care for the most vulnerable among us first. We can be faithful to the fight for love.
This week Venus also finds itself in intense tides. As Venus in the family oriented sign of Cancer opposes Pluto in practical Capricorn we might find ourselves going through intense and extreme emotions, relationship dynamics and learning how to deal with overbearing feelings and/or folks.
Kill them with kindness.
Because this week is also flooded with good feelings. There is harmony amidst the discord. Beauty alongside the beasts. It’s much harder to pit people against each other if they feel loved, cared for, fed and on purpose. Our connection can save us, but we have to fight for one another so that none of us is left out along the way.”
(yes, a mistake to include it twice. I decided I liked it.~L)
(knowing where Mars falls in the natal chart can help, this planets’ retro ends Wednesday, but we still have to deal with the shadow period~L)
There is also a beautiful Grand Trine in water from the 4th-20th July. This is between Mars at 23 Scorpio, Chiron at 25 Pisces, and initially Venus, then Mercury, then the Sun forming the third corner of the trine. If you have any planets or angles around 23-25 degrees of the water signs you may feel this strongly. This can bring profound healing, deep emotional healing, to things which you may have struggled with for a long time, that may be connected to repressed emotion.”
“The moment anyone tells you that your presence must be expressed in x, y, or z way – you know you´re in ego-game. It has nothing at all to do with Love. Unconditional Presence. That when I choose to engage with you, I shall be nothing except my truest, deepest self. And that is the most Loving thing I can do for you.
But you might not like it 🙂 – or you might do. Depends on you.”
“Remember having a particularly exhausting day, and that night, how good it felt to turn off the lights and drop your weary body into bed, sloughing off the chattering thoughts? Remember how good it felt next morning, waking up refreshed and renewed, your problems shrunk to their rightful size, your optimism and hope grown larger? As the final phase in the lunation cycle, the Balsamic Moon is the monthly “sleep time”. During the three to four days of this phase, vitality and spirit are replenished, fueling your start at the next New Moon. Few neglect their nightly sleep, though most take no advantage of this cyclic rest. Yet, if you could observe just one Moon phase per cycle, this should be the one.
Our physical energy is necessarily as low as our psychic energy is high. We’re at a threshold, ending one cycle while anticipating a new one round the corner. We might want to get into motion, but our bodies are tired. Our clarity and focus wane, like the Balsamic Moon herself, rising thinner and fainter each morning until she eventually disappears altogether, lost in the Sun’s glare.
Ask a Balsamic how they accomplished their life’s greatest changes, and they’ll usually say “It just happened” or “I fell into it.” They ride the wave until they land on the beach. There’s nothing passive to this approach. Rather it’s a deeper form of intelligence, about which reason doesn’t know much. (I hope this inspires you to learn the moon phase gracing your natality. www.stardate.org ~L)
Doing Balsamic goes against the cultural grain. We’re afraid of loss. Anything but endless upward growth appears unfortunate. The downward arc of cycles is difficult. Yet fearing Balsamic means shunning the medicine that can make us well. This Moon phase brings a profound initiation into cyclic intelligence, like the menstrual huts or Moon lodges of long ago, when women would bleed on the dark of the Moon and withdraw from the tribe’s daily business. In the womb of the lodge they surrendered to visions, renewing their powers, returning to their tribe inspired, with a renewed capacity to inspire others.”
~astrodienst at www.astro.com