Star Signposts: Week of New SolLunar Cycle/First Quarter Moon ~ July 23 – August 6

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New SolLunar Cycle in sidereal Cancer

“Yellowstone Hot Pond ~ Midway Geyser Basin” photo by Lyn Dalebout

We enter a new SolLunar cycle this week, the last one before the Great American SolLunar Eclipse Cycle of August 21. This four-week period is all about our relationship to home/family members, nurturing, nutrition, environmental concerns, all part of Cancer’s domain. You realize who are ‘your people’ at this stage of your life, or where is your home is next meant to be. This month, I am featuring photos of my personal earthly and spiritual homes for most of my adult life, Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks. They are under siege in myriad ways, yet they remain an endangered oasis of unparalleled beauty, wildness and inspiration for the entire world.

This New SolLunar will be influenced and guided by Mars, making it full of energy, confrontation, action, passion. This Sun/Mars collaboration manifests in various ways. Here are a few: increased inflammation, tension, or heat in the body and in our temperaments, powerful bursts of energy and drive, then collapses into major exhaustion and extreme tiredness, yet an inability to sleep, major blowups and confrontations erupting. Mars rules our blood, so issues linked to blood will be on the rise. People will rant on social media more, speaking their truth, unwilling to keep silent or hold their tongue anymore. Have a good supply of calming Chamomile or Lemon Balm tea on hand or other natural remedies that keep your nervous system relaxed and flexible. Drink and eat more chlorophyll. This conjunction becomes exact on July 26 but remains in play through most of August.

Also, equally important, we move through the finale of the historic, revealing Jupiter/Pluto square on August 4 that began on November 24, 2016. To say this might be an explosive, unprecedented time is mild. Read more about these aspects below.

Also, I just posted my piece on the Total Solar Eclipse of August 21, 2017  so please check it out when you have a moment.

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ECLIPSE MINI-READINGS: I am offering mini-readings for $44 (a number associated with living your Mastery on Earth) from now until the end of August. In this short reading, I will let you know where this historic Solar Eclipse is taking place in your personal chart, which helps identify where and how these dynamic energies are encouraging you already, NOW, to step out of one life and into the next exciting phase. Please send me an email if that interests you. Thank you!

NOTE: I post twice a month, on the New Moon (which includes the two weeks of New Moon and First Quarter Moon) and on the Full Moon (which includes the two weeks of Full Moon and Last Quarter Moon). As you work with and within the natural flow of time and supportive cosmic energies of each unique SolLunar Cycle, you will find your life flow with more ease and grace. My interpretations and predictions are based on the true sidereal astronomical alignments. You can read about my unique way of interpreting astrology at this link: EarthWord SkyWord sidereal readings. Even NASA is onboard now with the sidereal zodiac!

@2017 Lyn Dalebout~EarthWordSkyWord.com ~All Rights Reserved

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Here’s a Star Walk  photo of our New SolLunar Cycle in sidereal Cancer:

Here is a list of New Moon characteristics compliments of my friend/sidereal colleague Nick Anthony Fiorenza from LunarPlanner:

“Beginning the Sprouting Phase of the Lunar Cycle, a new theme emerges, a new idea or concept sprouts forth. This is an inner message, an impulse expressing from a field of all possibilities deep within the unconscious mind. Often this process is one of discovery, slowly revealing a simple theme over a day or two, or it may be quite clear and specific, even suggesting a major life change. The New Moon is a perfect time for meditation or a quite walk—to go within self and listen.”

Sun July 23

New SolLunar Cycle in sidereal Cancer: What a forceful New Moon this one is, hitched exactly to Mars, our warrior, take-a-stand-leader, combative and combustable comrade. Mars is also direct, honest, forthright, courageous, making this four-week SolLunar Cycle one of energy, confrontation, action, passion. This Sun/Mars collaboration manifests in various ways. Here are a few: increased inflammation, tension, or heat in the body and in our temperaments, powerful bursts of energy and drive then collapses into major exhaustion and extreme tiredness yet an inability to sleep, major blowups and confrontations erupting. People will rant more on social media more, speaking their truth, unwilling to keep silent or hold their tongue anymore. Have a good supply of calming Chamomile or Lemon Balm tea on hand or other natural remedies that keep your nervous system relaxed and flexible. This conjunction becomes exact on July 26 but remains in play through most of August.

Mon July 24

Venus in Taurus opposite Saturn in Scorpio: This aspect can involve love and money, sometimes bringing hard news, or just realistic appreciation of where you stand. Take time to honor the hard work you have accomplished and give yourself a pat on the back, or, even better, a hot stone massage. This aspect leads to important decisions surrounding what the heart knows and is now willing to live.

Ceres in Gemini opposite Juno in Sagittarius: This conversational pairing appreciates opposing views offering a willingness to dialogue about options in regards to parenting, caregiving, designing a trip with your beloved.

Mercury in Leo trine Uranus in Aries: Creative brilliance and inspiration abounds with this trine, with the next step of your book’s plot easily unfolding or a writer’s block suddenly dissolving. Impasses give way to surprising solutions.

Moon/North Lunar Node conjunction in Cancer: We can always receive important news about our next step on a day like this. The Moon can bring an emotional clarity about what direction to pursue and, if real estate decisions are pending, today you might learn something.

Tue July 25

Moon/Mercury/Vesta conjunction in Leo: A clean burning focused flame of joy, playfulness, artistic inspiration today. Seize the portal and create! Expect to stop or be stopped often throughout the day to connect with many people.

Wed July 26

Sun/Mars conjunction: Much of the tension of this aspect has already been manifesting in your life in recent days, and, today’s exact conjunction can feel like a boil is bursting, or is about to. Things come to a ahead. Things get set in motion. I repeat what I wrote above just to remind you: This Sun/Mars collaboration manifests in various ways. Here are a few: increased inflammation, tension, or heat in the body and in our temperaments, powerful bursts of energy and drive then collapses into major exhaustion and extreme tiredness yet an inability to sleep, major blowups and confrontations erupting. People will rant more on social media more, speaking their truth, unwilling to keep silent or hold their tongue anymore. Have a good supply of calming Chamomile or Lemon Balm tea on hand or other natural remedies that keep your nervous system relaxed and flexible. This conjunction becomes exact on July 26 but remains in play through most of August.

Moon in Leo opposite Neptune in Aquarius: This aspect happens early in the morning and can lead to romance or a key dream full of insight about a creative project, relationship, global event.

Thu July 27

Venus enters Gemini: Venus’s entrance into butterfly Gemini is like hummingbird energy to me, fast, flitting to every flower, every experience, drawing nectar from it all. Become more flirtatious, if need be, read more, plan short trips that fulfill a heart’s longing in the coming few weeks. All are naturally more curious and communicative with this delightful transit.

Moon in Virgo square Venus opposite Chiron: Open and honest dialogue, at times hard, but profoundly healing, are part of this aspect where our deepest feelings and values rise to the surface for heartfelt sharing.

Fri July 28

Moon/Jupiter conjunction in Virgo: This monthly pairing amplifies our planetary emotional field, like a Full Moon come early. The tempering influence of discerning Virgo can help stave off possible mania or overdoing. Book some healing bodywork or call forth your inner chef and create a meal of artistic beauty.

Sat July 29

Moon in Libra trine Venus in Gemini opposite Uranus in Aries: Be spontaneous in terms of date plans, as that’s probably what will happen anyway, with a sudden change of plans sparked by the erratic nature of Uranus. Breakdowns and breakthroughs in conversations with partners of all shapes and sizes.

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First Quarter Moon

“Spring Teton Rainbow” photo by Lyn Dalebout

Here’s a list of the First Quarter Moon characteristics compliments of my friend/sidereal colleague Nick Anthony Fiorenza ~ www.lunarplanner.com

“The First Quarter Moon of each lunar cycle draws an external stimulus to initiate action as we move from the inspirational quarter of the lunar cycle into the action quarter. Now is the time to drop all hesitation and take the steps to move forth on what you were inspired about…it is time to now participate in trust and knowing. Trust in the process. Demonstrate this trust in physical action and you will be supported. This time is stressful or traumatic only if action is ignored. Simply, this phase is a time to work.”

Sun July 30

First Quarter Moon: T-square with Moon in Libra/SunMars in Cancer/Pallas Athene in Aries: Like our New Moon a week ago, today’s tense T- square also involves truth-telling Mars and adds in wise, creative Pallas Athene. What a superb day to set things in motion on all levels. Use this aspect to create rather than self-destruct. You simply must do something or physically move with this dynamic energy in athletic or creative movement.

Mon July 31

Moon in Libra square Lunar Nodes: The Moon ~ our emotions ~ can wobble when this aspect appears. It might feel like there is no solid ground beneath your emotional landscape, key relationships. You always have a stability of Self inside, somewhere, so re-find it today, by whatever means works for you. Prepare yourself so you can be a calm guide for others as future incoming wobbles continue to hit our Earth with increasing magnitude and ferocity.

Tue August 1

Sun in Cancer square Pallas Athene in Aries: Excellent day to make a new plan or revise an old strategy. Make decisions on which quilt you will make, on which yarn you will buy for the next knitting project, on the next subject you want to paint. Legal matters come to a head today, too.

Moon in Scorpio quincunx Venus in Gemini: People are out to investigate and uncover things with this aspect. Steer clear of paranoia in regards to your relationships, instead, ask honest questions. Other’s might not be forthright so trust your instincts about what’s really going on.

Wed August 2

Uranus turns retrograde: A shocking, sudden shift can occur in your life with this transit. But somehow, you knew this was coming, or you sensed something was coming. Uranus will turn direct on January 2, 2018. Uranus likes to take risks and leaps of faith, or suddenly turn in a whole new direction, or simply open to unexpected possibilities. Expect the unexpected and embrace experimentation whole-heartedly.

Mercury/Vesta conjunction in Leo: This annual alignment is laser-sharp when it comes to mental focus, communicating, or creating drama. What’s more, when Mercury enters it’s next retrograde August 12 – September 5 , we will revisit this wonderful portal two more times. It’s a fabulous time to activate the super powers of your mind and focus them with exceptional clarity to accomplish anything you desire.

Moon/Saturn conjunction in Scorpio: Don’t beat yourself up in case you wish you felt happier today. Allow yourself to dip down into your deeper emotional well and just witness what is arising, then passing away. Use the depths to appreciate your depth, of desire, of obsession, of things you still want to shift and heal.

Ceres in Gemini sextile Pallas Athene in Aries: Shop for new tools, gadgets, creative objects you need for a home project or art project. Conversations veer toward co-inspiration and support.

Thu August 3

Moon in Sagittarius square Chiron trine Uranus: Tomorrow is a BIG day, in terms of star weather. So make it a light one today. This aspect supports a spirit of adventure in some, and facilitates healing and direct conversations for others. Talk to yourself in a loving, supportive, life-coaching manner and see how fast positive language and affirmations will turn things around in your life.

Fri August 4

Jupiter square Pluto finale: What began on November 24, 2016, completes today, so give some thought as to what was set in motion in your life around that time. This aspect is particularly political in nature and rapid-fire realizations will emerge today. Jupiter demands sunlight will illuminate the truth, yet Pluto often likes to keep things hidden (especially when people are in ‘negative’ Pluto and seek to control everyone). Yet Pluto also will ALWAYS, ALWAYS get to the rock-bottom truth. I place my faith in Jupiter and Pluto, always, to reveal deceptions and expose what’s really going on.

Mars in Cancer square Pallas Athene in Aries: Emergency action plans are the name of this game. If you haven’t done it yet, make a plan today with your family or get your emergency kit ready, your supplies well-stocked. Especially those of you in the Total Solar Eclipse zone. It’s going to be like nothing we can imagine, so listening and trusting your instincts, Pallas Athene’s domain, will be essential. Organizations might consider making sure they have solid emergency plans in place.

Venus in Gemini opposite Juno/Moon in Sagittarius: This aspect makes for a wilder, more festive than usual Friday night. It is gabby, gregarious, curious about everything, and opinionated. Have some fun in all your conversations and be bold with asserting your truth while also remaining curious about how other’s view the world. It might be hard to get an early reservation as everyone is out on the town.

Sat August 5

Moon/Pluto in Sagittarius square Jupiter in Virgo: Push the limits with this alignment, especially in terms of athletic goals or teaching another something you are passionate about. You will tend to have strong, consistent energy all day long, following on the heels of yesterday’s historic, driven Jupiter/Pluto square.

Sun August 6

Moon in Capricorn square Uranus in Aries: Tomorrow morning we greet a hot tempered Full Moon. It’s a good idea, too, to be honing the muscles of emotional equanimity so you will remain a zone of calm in these chaotic times. Capricorn likes daily, disciplined practice, but Uranus likes freedom and to try new things. Rededicate yourself to meditation, yoga, daily walks, and make it all fit in the organic flow of your wonderful life. Joyful Full Moon tomorrow!

“Grizzly 399+2 Escort in Grand Teton National Park ~ June 2017” photo by Lyn Dalebout

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TOOL FOR SUPPORT: In an attempt to help you maintain health, calm and balance during these stressful times, here’s a helpful tool: Health is in your Hands. I am a proponent of Jin Shin Jyutsu and have been a practitioner since 1983. This beautiful, easy-to-use book and card set teaches you the ancient Art of Jin Shin Jyutsu, the Art of Self Healing. JSJ’s premise is that by applying the jumper-cable of your hands to various points on the body, you can clear your own stress on a daily basis, freeing up stuck energy that leads to patterns of dis-ease, while activating the renewed flow of qi and vigor on all levels, physical, mental, emotional, spiritual. Please check it out, and teach yourself this simple tool for centering and radiant vitality.

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