|Christine’s Planetary Currents
|Leo and Virgo time – July 23 to Sept 22,
Moon Moods: New Moon in Leo on July 25 begins a dynamic new phase,
building up to an Aquarius Full Moon. Beware the emotional excess
of this August 9 event - harsh truths and over-sensitivity aren’t
a good combo. Virgo New Moon on August 24 starts a problem solving
cycle that includes the challenging first opposition of ‘gasseous
giant’ planets, Saturn and Neptune. September is a fateful
month with two eclipses – first Full Moon and eclipse on September
8, then the rare second New Moon in Virgo on September 22 is a solar
eclipse. The September 8 lunar eclipse is visible in Australia some
time before dawn, depending on your time zone – exact at 4:53
am AEST. Both eclipses are powerful agents for change.
|Now things get juicy as Sun enters Leo and a ‘Water
Grand Trine’ makes everything intensely passionate and emotional.
Once your Leo New Moon on July 25 announces the beginning of your
lunar year, it’s quite OK to propose slightly looney plans as
long as they have a creative edge. You define your strengths and really
shine through most of August, but don’t let it make you complacent
on August 2, 11, 18 and most important – August 27-31 when Saturn
in Leo provides your greatest challenge. Saturn is a good friend if
you stay authentic and realistic. Watch out for grandiose dreams or
that ‘too good to be true’ offer. The first week of September
brings recognition of the right kind and late September the next challenge.
|From July 27, recent struggles become an easy
flow. A sense of uncertainty is swept away by accelerated pleasures
and interests. If it wasn’t for Pluto in the most private part
of your solar chart, presenting you with dark secrets when least expected,
you would be feeling quite at home with yourself. Yet Jupiter is helping
out – you are even more versatile and more mobile than usual.
New Moon in Virgo on August 24 starts a manic busy phase, particularly
September 1 to 8, which happens to be Full Moon/lunar eclipse. From
September 8 to 18 it will be tempting to release built-up pressure
onto people you love and such a bad idea! Relax, meditate, then enjoy
your rare second New Moon on September 22.
| With Venus cruising your Career Zone through
late July and early August, special opportunities exist to prove yourself
or promote a creative idea. July 27 to 31 and August 7-9 are times
to focus your efforts. Happily, lusciousness ramps up when Venus and
Mercury sweeten your social life from mid August on. Just be aware
that August 25 to 31 could tempt you to jump into an unnecessary relationship
dilemma or to embrace a creative dead-end. Energy and razor sharp
repartee kick in to boost your magnetism and success factor, from
September 9 to 16 when Mars and Mercury enter Libra and add a persuasive
| Being The Intense One can be a drag
sometimes but it should work for you with lucky Jupiter in Scorpio.
Well, doors have been opening and people noticing your worth but why
is it so slow? July 25’s New Moon begins a turn around for your
career, July 27-31 sweetens most things and in August the pace speeds
up. From mid month Mercury and Venus emphasise your career. Hard work
will get results and a slow grow is the best pace. Since challenges
will still de-rail your plans if you get careless, guard your energy
August 2,18-21 and 27-31. Maximise the potential of September 1-8
and look to your dreams for guidance this month.
|Once Sun enters Leo on July 23, this helps to
stoke your Fire. Further sparks stir up grand adventures and inspired
ideas from August 2 to 9, as a sociable Full Moon waxes. When is that
sunny side of your nature going to radiate forth, if not in mid August
when Pluto ‘trines’ the Sun? Pluto has been in your sign
for over a decade and you have stripped back some layers. August is
time to celebrate. September starts with private pleasures - September
8’s Full Moon and lunar eclipse pings your intuition and starts
a flow of domestic pleasures as well as some wake up calls that remind
you not to close your heart.
|Sweet harmonies from July 27 to 31 induce an emotionally
receptive state. If you reach out to people now, it will make the
busy demands of August less stressful. An investment concern or shared
resources come up for serious attention from August 7 to 21. ‘Climbing
mountains’ can be lonely and the planetary aspects of late August
and late September both remind you to honour the people who care about
you. Perhaps cut yourself some slack by embracing August 24’s
New Moon and the sociable adventurous phase to follow in September.
You can seriously plan a big getaway but leave financial planning
alone on August 30-31.
|Relationships are your riches from May 21 to June
21. June 12’s Full Moon makes this very clear, yet June 18 brings
a unique challenge as Mars conjoins Saturn and your communications
go under the microscope. Do carefully check all your facts before
you wax lyrical or critical, otherwise expect some mean reactions.
Be philosophical if fun plans come unstuck in late June or July. Protection
factor? Hold back on saying things for shock value. It’s time
to gain support and open doors, not close them. If something needs
to be delayed in July, avoid stress by not letting it worry you -
use that time to rethink and fine-tune things, then solutions come
|Relationships become high profile with Sun cruising
your partner sign from July 23. You do spend a lot of time in your
head, but heart needs are calling and they get even louder from August
7 to 9 when Sun joins serious Saturn and Full Moon in Aquarius links
up with visionary Neptune. Since Chiron the Healer joined Neptune
in your sign in 2005, your quest for emotional fulfilment, a softer
impact life and deep level healing, has been underway. Don’t
let the stressful opposition of Saturn and Neptune, building from
August 7 and exact 27-31st, tempt you to alienate someone special.
September is a chance to apply wisdom and restraint.
|With your two rulers – Jupiter and Neptune,
currently at odds with each other, there are two important goals or
two people in your life that seem incompatible. It will be November
before this tension eases so concentrate on daily work, health maintenance
and career. With the Karmic Axis in Pisces you must trust your process
and hold to your dreams. July 25’s New Moon illuminates hopes
and fears, 27-31st restores faith, August 2-9 defines commitment and
invites love. Career strengthens in August but 30-31st and September
22 are the healing crisis. Forgive and resolve. Make sure Pisces Full
Moon on September 8 is not disastrous but sublime.
|A change is afoot as the climax of your year approaches.
Your best ‘prep’ begins with Leo New Moon on July 25.
This just adds extra spark to the Sun cruising your Love Sign and
from August 13 Venus in Leo further stokes sensual fires. You define
creative confident for a wee while. Meanwhile – gasp, Mars tries
to get you organised, in the form of other people’s critiques
or grim work demands. Late August turns up the heat. Don’t stress
out because this shifts after September 9. Now Mars vitalises your
relationships for two months. In fact a healing shift is due from
September 1 and people who love you help out.
|This has been a slow progress year with many delays
and reconstruction of plans often demanded. Your tender heart has
been busy with Jupiter in your partner sign yet sacrifice and patience
may be a recurring theme. Nonetheless, July 27-31 and August 7-9 offer
blissful glimpses of what patience will bring. The ‘squares’
of Jupiter, Saturn and Neptune make late August and late September
stressful – a time to restrain a ‘scratchy, whiney’
response. It only makes trouble and others less tolerable. With Venus
in your Love Zone from September 6 to 30 take the chance to tune up
your pleasure responses – good Taurus work!
|Keeping people guessing is your first defence,
and recently even you guessing. Now your creative genius is on show
as Sun and Moon illuminate your gifts from July 25 to August 7. Venus
amplifies your romantic magnetic qualities, from August 13 to September
7. This adds a serious success factor as long as you beware self-sabotage
on September 3. A meeting of Mars and Mercury on September 16 sees
your charm and wit soar! Hopefully, this will all help you resist
unwise words/moves during the Pluto relationship stresses of August
30-31, September 8-9 and17-22. Learn then how to better balance home
|With Venus in transit through Cancer until August
12, it’s a special time for building loving bonds. July took
you back into old business but from July 27 to August 9 you easily
embrace exciting new plans. Your sensitive constitution is hard-wired
to your emotions and September is a time for healing. Full Moon on
September 8 is a revelation of sorts. An interesting new concept or
a romantic liaison on offer, will change your whole way of thinking
or confound your expectations. Creative work has a burst of energy
September 8-20. Then kick back a little - New Moon on September 22
is an eclipse and could be exhausting.
Christine Broadbent is a full-time astrologer who loves her work. Christine
is currently in Sydney until late June and is taking bookings now for
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and posted to you. Christine also offers printed astrological profiles
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