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Astrologic Affects

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ASTROLOGICAL AFFECTS - JULY 2022

by Ren Rasa Yogamaya, E- RYT 500

Sun In Cancer

Most affected are Cancer and All Water Signs.  The month is in the sign of Cancer. For Cancer: All Moon themes such as the emotions, sensitivity, moods, nurturing and stability will rule supreme until July 22.  A more heightened awareness of the emotions, sensitivity to heat, fondness of food and harmony. The best side of Cancer is seen in their caring demeanor, their display of compassion, dealing with family issues easily, their cozy home and their culinary talents. The key is to know when to let go, to balance your moods, to silence overt emotions at the appropriate time and to leave justice in the hands of the Universe. For All Signs: The Divine Feminine and the birthing of thought as well as Life, are found in the 2nd Chakra, Svadisthana, this is your abdomen and your lower back. We may feel more for others and for ourselves, cautious and protective. By using your awareness from divine guidance, the virtues of patience and observances will assist to bring solution to problems and healing. When in doubt stay positive, don’t whine or complain as it will only wear you out, and bring wrinkles and exhaustion. Celebrate this month by having more consideration of family members at home, enjoy water, the pool, the spa, the beach or trying Aquatic Pool Yoga. Best Sacred Geometry:  Icosahedron (Water) Best Yantra: The colors Orange, Coral and Peach.

JULY 5 – MARS ENTERS TAURUS:  Most affected are Taurus, Aries and Cancer.  FOR TAURUS: Mars is the planet of war, chaos and impatience and, ardor is now in your sign. Aside from this, you may feel a bit more sexy or combative. It would be best for you to go with the first, being positively sexy. Your energy and drive may also increase. A Special Message for Taurus: New festivities may bring new bonding opportunities over food, talk and reminiscing about the good old days. Enjoy life without having big expectations.

FOR ALL SIGNS:  This transit will continue until August 20, 2022. During this cycle, we can be determined, stubborn, and resolute. While Mars is in Taurus, the energies can be passive until provoked, and is at its strongest when digging in its heels, temporarily stopped or defending something. In stark contrast to the impulsive Mars in Aries cycle, we tend to pursue our goals by plodding along patiently. We seek longevity and prolonged satisfaction.

Also, while Mars is in Taurus, we may be slow to change as we may prefer methodical, or systematic ways rather than creative ways.  We may move slower but we continue, we persevere. We may like to stick to what is proven to be stable and assured. We like to see or know about things that are predictable, we can work harder for material security, seek out long-lasting results, rarely take on any risk(s). Also, we may increase our desires including our physical needs, however, most positively and more important to some people is that we can show great stamina.

JULY 5 – MERCURY ENTERS CANCER:  Most affected are Cancer, Gemini and Virgo.  FOR CANCER: Mercury, the planet of communications and electrical impulses is now in your orbit.  All Mercurial themes such as light, electrical impulses, mental agility, communication, comfort with sound and silence, attention to details will rule supreme in your current Life. A more heightened awareness of the written and spoken word including a good possibility of travel for you, be it local or far away. A Special Message for Cancer: You may find that your thoughts may be moving faster than your words can speak. Also, due to Jupiter’s involvement, it may be best to delay a planned trip.

FOR ALL SIGNS: This transit will continue until July 19, 2022. While Mercury is in Cancer, we can move from the desire for quantity to the need for quality in terms of the information we are attracted to. We think, speak, and take in information on a deeper, more instinctive level now. We may have less interest in what is worldwide, and more interest in what affects us personally and what affects the people close to us. Our thoughts can be colored by our emotions, making it more challenging to be objective. Out communications may appear to have more warmth, even humor.

 

JULY 13 – FULL MOON IN CAPRICORN:  Most affected are Capricorn and Cancer. FOR CPARICORN: The Full Moon is now in your sign; time to consider what to surrender, to release and to let go. A Full Moon is the end of a cycle that began from the last New Moon. It is time to take a break from the cycle of life that you have been recently on. A Special message for Capricorn: Time to check your bottom line were finances are concerned. Personal or business project(s) may need re-negotiations; there could be some confusion with principle, key players as they may not be on the same page with you. Expect that this is the reason that could cause delay in production. Avoid further confusion by being more specific; clarify your teams’ roles and their new assignments from July 25 onward.

 

FOR ALL SIGNS:  This full Moon will occur at 2:37 PM, EDT. A Full Moon signifies the end of a cycle in our lives. Not just Earth Signs may have been ready to surrender, release and let go. When you “let go”, you make room for “the new” to come in.  On a Full Moon or Eclipse, it is good to make a list on what you can part with including unhealthy people, bad habits and circumstances that no longer fit well in your Life. A regular Full Moon that occurs once per month is a time of culmination and the promise of fulfillment of that which was started at the last New Moon. During the Full Moon, it can be an emotional time, a time of romance, fertilization, and relationships.  Each month there is a Full Moon with a specific divine meaning and the opportunity to learn what it represents.

With this Full Moon in Capricorn, there is the Cancer-Capricorn polarity that concerns the balance between the private life, domesticity, the need for a home base, and nurturance (that is represented by Cancer) versus the public life, career, reputation, and accountability (that is represented by Capricorn). Emotions, attachments to people and food are ruled by Cancer.  Achievements including rewards or consequences, or the opposite begin punishments are ruled by Capricorn.

In some ways, this polarity deals with the balance between unconditional love and conditional love. Cancer encourages us to value our home base and our roots, while Capricorn presses us to consider our sense of duty and responsibility with public or professional side of life. While Cancer may be content to be dependent, Capricorn urges us to be grown-up and responsible.

Cancer represents the origin or starting point, and Capricorn represents the goal. Neglecting or ignoring either end of the axis can backfire on us. Ideally, a balance should be found between the two energies, and this is what this Full Moon invites us to do. Simply put, this Full Moon is about balancing our commitment to our career and families. Something has been building inside of us, and now is the time when the energies of the cosmos fairly demand that we let it out. Over the next two weeks, we will discover what this means for us. For now, we can’t sit on our feelings. We may need to express them and possibly not without emotions involved.  How you choose to express yourself to others with success can be found with your understanding of sound and silence, and the degree of control over your emotions that you display to others.

 

JULY 17 – VENUS ENTERS CANCER:  Most affected are Cancer, Taurus and Libra. FOR CANCER: Venus the planet of love, beauty and relationships is in your transit again – good news! You may now enjoy your new popularity and if single, the good possibility of romantic interests.  If you are already coupled, this can be a very romantic time for you, one of the best times of the year for your love life and also for creativity. Others may seek you out, as they are attracted to your ideas and personality. A reminder: When Venus is in any sign of the Zodiac, the senses are heightened as well. Be careful not to over-indulge with food or too much of anything. A Special Message for Cancer: This is a very good time to strengthen family ties and include your relatives in special plans. Consider your intuitive thoughts through the rest of this month.

FOR ALL SIGNS:  This transit will continue until August 11, 2022. While in Cancer, Venus can be nurturing, protective towards others and self-protective, cautious, and very fertile. We experience many emotional ups and downs in love under this influence due to our increased sensitivity and impressionability. We can be tender, romantic, and very attached. Cancer love is dedicated, warm, and devoted. We show our love through our devotion, care, and concern. We are affectionate and cuddly, and are at our best when we feel safe and secure. We can also be very fond of all things that are cozy.

It’s a good cycle for gathering, collecting and also a good cycle for money related to real estate, accommodation, food, or antiques. We enjoy home, familiar pastimes and simple pleasures. Cautious with our feelings, we are not always confident about boldly trying or sharing new things during this cycle. However, we do whatever we can to make our loved ones feel special. Our memories are of special events from long ago, and we can be very sentimental about them and loved ones that were involved then and now.

 

JULY 19 - MERCURY ENTERS LEO: Most affected are Leo, Gemini and Virgo.  FOR LEO: Mercury, the planet of communications and electrical impulses is now in your orbit.  All Mercurial themes such as light, electrical impulses, mental agility, communication, comfort with sound and silence, attention to details will rule supreme in your current Life. A more heightened awareness of the written and spoken word including a good possibility of travel for you, be it local or far away. A Special Message for Leo: You may hear good news about the outcome o something that you applied for. Your biggest hurdle would be that regarding recreational or social plans; find a happy middle pint to reach with your beloved or close family member(s).

FOR ALL SIGNS: This transit will continue until August 4, 2022. While Mercury is in Leo, our thinking can be more confident and grand. The focus is now on the goal and the bigger, the grander a goal then, the better! The details may not be quite as important now. We can be more expressive, even theatrical and given to speech-giving and story-telling under this influence. Basically, we come forward, out to others extended from the, your third Chakra, Manipura.

We can also be  more convincing and persuasive, as we exude confidence when we speak or write. With this transit, we may not listen as well as we normally do since we’re very focused on our own ideas and desire to get our thoughts and ideas out into the world, or at very least we call attention to ourselves.

We can also be strong about making decisions by ourselves and letting our voices and input be heard. This is not a time when we’re content with letting others make all the moves or decisions without our in-put; we need to be involved. We take the lead, manage, direct, and create while Mercury is in Leo. We need to relate to information or create stories about it to absorb it well. Caution however, because, during this cycle, we should observe ourselves, watch for being too inflexible, too proud, or too conceited to change course. Consider the benefits, consider the consequences.

 

JULY 22 – THE SUN ENTERS LEO:  Most affected are Leo and All Fire Signs.

JULY 28 – NEW MOON IN LEO: Most affected are Leo and All Fire Signs.  FOR LEO: The New Moon is in your sign now.  It sets the tone for a big, new cycle, your next twelve months. Meditate on what you wish for by writing down what you need and not for what you want. As a new cycle begins now, write down a list of your most important goals for action.  Do your best to prioritize accomplishing these important goals.  A Special Message for Leo: With more social restrictions lifting, parties and gatherings will take on new meaning. Also, a recent low-risk investment could have paid off by now, providing a special night out with your beloved.

 

FOR ALL SIGNS: The New Moon will occur at 1:55 PM, EDT. A New Moon signifies a new beginning and a new cycle begins now.  Are you ready to begin again? Begin by learning about something new: With this New Moon in the sign of Leo: This is an excellent time for formulating goals regarding most of the characteristics that of the sign, Leo. For example, we might focus on new ways to enhance our romantic life, creative endeavors and special projects, including relationships as well as building up our self-confidence and healthy pride in ourselves.

Some of this signs’ lessons involve taking pride in ourselves as unique individuals, assuming responsibility for our lives, and giving ourselves warmly and generously to others. This New Moon period is also an excellent time to meditate upon some of the characteristics of Leo, a Fire sign:  Proud, noble, generous, hospitable, caring, warm, authoritative, active, open and content to take on Life’s challenges. — These are just some traits that we might enhance, develop, and incorporate into our being.

We all have Fire somewhere in our charts. Seek the coming month to improve at least some of those areas of life. It’s time to awaken our “leadership traits” and find ways to express ourselves creatively. With this potent Leo-Fire energy, we can make significant changes in our lives that will benefit us well beyond this Moon cycle. It’s time to make some plans and set the stage for reaping the rewards from our new beginnings, as little or big as they may be. The best time to start would be approximately the same day of this New Moon through the two weeks after the Full Moon occurs. This lunation gets support from the largest planet, Jupiter, and we can find it natural to want to grow, improve, and move into the direction of positive change.

 

JULY 28 – JUPITER TURNS RETROGRADE IN ARIES: Most affected are Sagittarius, Leo, Aries and Pisces.  FOR SAGITTARIUS: Your ruling planet, Jupiter is Retrograde while in Aries can be a blessing with good results related to marriage (female), husband, health, Lifespan, creativity, spiritual growth, profession, finances, reputation, authority, recognition, fame and several other good, posiitive results. Give yourself some acknowledgement or a pat on the back for navigating yourself through recent challenges. You could find yourself restless, and ready for new experiences. This is a good time for some travel, study and preparing for new opportunities as they will arrive.

 FOR ALL SIGNS: This transit begins at 4:30 PM, EDT and will continue until November 23, 2022. (Note that Jupiter returns to the sign of Pisces on October 28, 2022. Jupiter divides its retrograde time in the signs of Aries and Pisces).

 While Jupiter is retrograde, we tend to re-think our goals and plans in the areas of Life affected by Jupiter’s transit. It’s a time of questioning what we thought we already knew and developing a new perspective on events and beliefs. Knowledge is key, however wisdom must arrive along side of knowledge or arrive to inspire us before the knowledge arrives.

Recognizing areas of excess or extravagance can help us. We may need to slow down or stop with extragavances or slow down with specific endeavors if they’ve been moving too quickly, otherwise, this happens organically, on its; own. We may be called upon to halt our business growth or pause with our studies, in order to take a look and observe and assess where we are so that we can decide on our next steps. Plans may need to be put on the back burner, especially anything to do with legal matters, justice, or where luck is required. Some enthusiasm may wane, slow down or even disappear as certain realities of time and energy set in to reveal, remind us of the linear world that we also live in.

ASTROLOGICAL AFFECTS - JUNE, 2022

by Ren Rasa Yogamaya, E RYT 500

SUN IN GEMINI: Most affected are Gemini and All Air Signs.  The month is in the sign of Gemini. For Gemini: All Mercurial themes such as light, electrical impulses, mental agility, communication, will rule supreme until June 20.  A more heightened awareness of the lightness of being, sound and silence. The best side of Gemini is seen in their light attitude, dealing with their emotions easily, their attraction to the genuine, thoughtfulness and, their ability to learn and communicate quickly, to accept intuition, creative expression in speech, writing, also in the arts. The key is to know when to be silent, to learn how to be aware and consider how your changes can affect others and, to leave justice in the hands of the Universe. For All Signs: The divine feminine and the divine masculine energies in all people, nature, in Life, they all come together as one. Celebrate this month by exercising your vocal cords, doing breath techniques, breaking into a song or by trying Tantra or Partner Yoga. Also, be more aware of sound and silence. Best Sacred Geometry:  Octahedron (Air) Best Yantra: The colors Light Blue or Turquoise.

JUNE 3- MERCURY TURNS DIRECT: Most affected are Gemini and Virgo.  FOR ALL SIGNS:  As Mercury begins direct motion, its’ cycle begins slowly then it picks up speed. In about a week or so things begin to feel more balanced in matters related to communications, the written, typed, tweeted, text word, travel, energy and electro-magnetic energy related to your neurological system. You can now go forward with new agreements or signing important documents.  Expect some fall out from this, most recent MIR.  This means that some things were not meant to last, it is best to accept the changes and move on.

As the planet of communication, Mercury Retrograde tends to breed a certain level of confusion. Mercury rules our “lower” mind and how we perceive and interpret information that we receive from our surroundings, and how we relay that information to others. Mercury rules over such things as speaking, negotiating, buying and selling, listening, formal contracts, documents, travel, the mail and shipping, and so forth. All of these areas of life are affected when Mercury is functioning in a sluggish state. Decision-making may have been challenged during Mercury’s Retrograde.

The best in understanding the now aftermath is to see the opportunities from this retrograde that may have held you down, slowed you down and perhaps changed you or something in your Life for the better.

JUNE 4 – SATURN TURNED RETROGRADE WHILE IN AQUARIUS: Most affected are Capricorn, Aquarius and Gemini. FOR CAPRICORN: Your ruling planet, Saturn now turns retrograde. If you have returned to project that were on hold since Mercury went into Retrograde, then you’re on the right track. The past related to family members or family matters can be pleasurable and fun with much communications that can bring joy to all.

FOR ALL SIGNS: This transit shift will continue until October 23, 2022. In the week surrounding Saturn’s station as it turned retrograde, we may have felt the weight of our responsibilities quite heavily. We may also still feel a little disconnected from the purpose behind them, which can lead to a temporary drop in energy and motivation. Pending decisions can also weigh on our minds. We may feel less energetic due to this shift, this downturn. Saturn is the lord of structure, discipline, authority and Karma, so this is certainly a true, awesome event from the Cosmos. In general, Saturn always radiates serious and sobering energy. Saturn is a strict teacher that wants you to learn the true meaning of responsibility. However, think of a child who grows up without boundaries or constructive criticism—it often results in an entitled, irresponsible and lazy adult.

Saturn certainly has lessons to teach everyone, all of mankind, however, this does not mean that learning these lessons come easily. The average human being repeatedly resists these lessons and they continue to be in denial, refusing to learn from (some times harsh) lessons throughout their entire lifetime. This is such a waste of time and energy, leaving the average human being to ponder what happened that their life is not or did not turn out as they hoped that it would.

 

In the meantime, our perspective must also shift.  However, as we accustom ourselves to the shift, the retrograde cycle becomes an opportunity period for review and reconsideration. Attempts to reconnect with the original purpose of our structures, limits, and duties can aid this process. Slowing down makes sense. Expansion or additions to our existing responsibilities and projects can be stressful now. It is more important to reduce and simplify rather than to pile on or add on more that what we can handle. We need to reduce and simplify. Delays may occur now, but these give us the chance to re-visit and correct our errors and refine our work.  If we embrace Saturn, this planet can push you to become the best version of yourself, even if it means you have to deal with a little blood sweat and tears. A little or a lot depends on your choice that you make during this transit and onward from October 22.  Choose wisely.

 

JUNE 13 – MERCURY ENTERS GEMINI:  Most affected are Gemini and Virgo.  FOR GEMINI: Mercury, your own ruling planet, the planet of communications and electrical impulses is now in your orbit.  All Mercurial themes such as light, electrical impulses, mental agility, communication, comfort with sound and silence, attention to details will rule supreme in your current Life. A more heightened awareness of the written and spoken word including a good possibility of travel for you, be it local or far away. A Special Message for GEMINI: you cannot make firm plans with family members or other people who are calling on you for social time until you address the pressing work needed at your home base. With your own planet adding more momentum to your thoughts and actions, be sure that you don't make impulsive decisions that you may regret.

 FOR ALL SIGNS: In 2022, Mercury is in Gemini from April 29th to May 22nd, 2022, and then from June 13th to July 5th, 2022. Mercury spends extra time in the sign of Gemini this year due to its retrograde from May 10th to June 3rd, 2022. During this retrograde, Mercury returned to Taurus, but now returns to Gemini on June 13th.

When Mercury is in Gemini, we are especially communicative, curious, and sociable. We tend to take more pleasure in gaining a superficial knowledge of many subjects rather than dig deep into any one topic. When it comes to making a point or debating, we are especially perceptive while Mercury is in Gemini. We are attracted to wordplays, puns, and negotiations, and we can become easily distracted. The best of this is that we can keep most matters light. However, the challenge for some people will be communicating or dealing with those people who choose to keep things light.  If you wish to succeed, then please, keep the peace.

 

JUNE 14 – FULL MOON IN SAGITTARIUS: Most affected are Sagittarius and Gemini. FOR SAGITTARIUS: The Full Moon is now in your sign; time to consider what to surrender, to release and to let go. A Full Moon is the end of a cycle that began from the last New Moon. It is time to take a break from the cycle of life that you have been recently on. A Special message for Sagittarius: You may feel heavy, sluggish and thoughts could be negative or as if you are in a fog.  Although it is only temporary, it may be best to get some additional rest by doing meditation or simply taking more naps. The good news is that your financial situation has improved and you do make careful choices with future plans.

 FOR ALL SIGNS: This Full Moon occurred at 7:52 AM, EDT. A Full Moon signifies the end of a cycle in our lives. Not just Water Signs may have been ready to surrender, release and let go. When you “let go”, you make room for “the new” to come in.  On a Full Moon or Eclipse, it is good to make a list on what you can part with including unhealthy people, bad habits and circumstances that no longer fit well in your Life. A regular Full Moon that occurs once per month is a time of culmination and the promise of fulfillment of that which was started at the last New Moon. During the Full Moon, it can be an emotional time, a time of romance, fertilization, and relationships.  Each month there is a Full Moon with a specific divine meaning and the opportunity to learn what it represents. With this Full Moon in Sagittarius, We can become more fully aware of what has been lacking or missing in our lives, particularly related to learning, adventure, spirited living, communicating, sharing, and general travel.

The Gemini-Sagittarius polarity is a definite mental axis, where Gemini represents the “lower mind” and Sagittarius represents the “higher mind.” While the Sun is in Gemini, it  continues to encourage us to think logically, while the Sagittarius Moon persuades us to perceive, discern and to think in a broader manner; see the bigger picture. Sagittarius symbolizes the quest for meaning and ideas that expand upon and beyond  the “here and now.” Gemini can be quite comfortable in its’ immediate environment or neighborhood, while Sagittarius stimulates us to venture, look beyond it.

Neglecting either end of the axis can and will backfire on us. A balance should be found between these two energies, and this is what this Full Moon continues, invites us to do.

This Full Moon is also about communication, attitude, and sense of adventure. Something has been building inside of us, and now is the time when the energy of the cosmos fairly demands that we let it out. Over the next two weeks, (more or less for some people), we will discover what this means for us. For now, we can’t sit on our feelings. We need to express them, let it out. Observe yourself and consider your intention and based on that intention how you go about to express yourself; do no harm to others.

JUNE 21 – SUN ENTERS CANCER: Most affected are Cancer and All Water Signs.

 

JUNE 22 – VENUS ENTERS GEMINI: Most affected are Gemini, Taurus and Libra.

FOR GEMNI: Venus the planet of love, beauty and relationships is in your transit again – good news! You may now enjoy your new popularity and if single, the good possibility of romantic interests.  If you are already coupled, this can be a very romantic time for you, one of the best times of the year for your love life and also for creativity. Others may seek you out, as they are attracted to your ideas and personality. A reminder: When Venus is in any sign of the Zodiac, the senses are heightened as well. Be careful not to over-indulge with food or too much of anything. A Special Message for Gemini: Cousins, siblings and neighbors may contact you or you them and all complete for time in your calendar. Otherwise, be sure that you don’t make over-zealous or impulsive decisions about accelerating a re-payment ‘schedule’ or you could end up short of cash to cover other important planned expenses, especially those that relate to your home. Also, the signs of Taurus and Libra may also figure more prominently.

 FOR ALL SIGNS: This transit will continue until July 17, 2022. With Venus in Gemini, we may have a finger in every pie; wanting more and perhaps having too much. Curiosity can motivate us on romantic and social levels. “Variety is the spice of life” can be the theme now. We become more sociable, communicative, charming, and interested.

While we can be enthusiastic and desire to have more fun, we may also keep our distance on an emotional level. Attractions now may begin with words, as we tend to bond more readily on a mental level while Venus is in Gemini. The shadow or dark side of Gemini is inconsistency or disinterest in wisdom. Therefore, please don’t be surprised when at the end of this flirty rainbow a dark pit may follow. Another way to put it: When this transit is over so will curiosity, interest and the fun will also be done.

JUNE 28 – NEPTUNE TURNS RETROGRADE IN PISCES: Most affected are Pisces, Cancer and All water Signs. FOR PISCES: Your own ruling planet, Neptune now turns Retrograde along with its’ characteristics: Higher Consciousness, Universal Ego (vs. a human’s ‘self-ego), sensitivity, psychic powers, dreams, spiritual illumination and peacefulness. Uncertainties would seem to be the ruling theme, however, not for all Pisces.  Children can now bring pleasantry, amusement and much needed quality time. Also, if you are single it may not be the best time to meet someone as a blind date. Until this planetary transit is complete (December), it may be best to distance yourself from uncertain or confusing relationships. Go inward for the right answers to questions.

 FOR ALL SIGNS:  This transit will continue until December 3, 2022.  This Neptune Retrograde cycle is a period of increased receptiveness; consider to be a bit more open-minded even if we’re putting some of our dreams on hold. It can also be a time of indecision or feeling in limbo, as well as a period of personal discovery. We may feel let down by present circumstances or matters when the shift begins, however, this can lead us to a new path that can show us the way to improvements in our lives, especially where our spirituality, our inner life is concerned. Practicing meditation, writing down your dreams now are important keys to successful outcomes during this cycle.

JUNE 28 – NEW MOON IN CANCER: Most affected are Cancer and All water Signs.

FOR CANCER: The New Moon is in your sign now.   It sets the tone for a big, new cycle, your next twelve months. Meditate on what you wish for by writing down what you need and not for what you want. As a new cycle begins now, write down a list of your most important goals for action.  Do your best to prioritize accomplishing these important goals.  A Special Message for Cancer: Please consider that well-thought-out directives with positive, clear instructions can certainly lighten work-loads.

 FOR ALL SIGNS: The New Moon in Cancer will happen at 10:53 PM EDT.

A New Moon signifies a new beginning and a new cycle begins now.  Are you ready to begin again? Begin by learning about something new: With this New Moon in Cancer, this is a good time to commit to personal goals that express the positive energies of the sign of Cancer, the crab. These include honoring our deepest, most delicate feelings; from the irrational to the intimate, recognizing the sense of security and safety we derive from whatever it is we call ‘home’ and allowing ourselves to accept support from others and offering support to others. Starting a project aimed at improving our domestic lives or a major long-term venture(s) will certainly need support. With this potent New Moon energy, we have the chance to make important changes in our lives that will benefit us well beyond this moon cycle.

It’s time to make some plans and to prepare, set the stage for reaping the rewards from our new beginnings, as little or big as they may be.  Within two weeks’ time after the Full Moon occurs is a good time to sit down and write down some new ideas for changes that will lead you to success. Concentrate on new ways to enhance family life and domestic affairs, and to build up your feelings of security and safety. Also, because this New Moon is square to Jupiter, we should watch for overdoing it, exaggerations, and misjudgments.

Begin by finding familiar or new ways to nurture yourself. Once you feel that you are shifting with your own comfort zone, then you will be in the right state or frame of mind to nurture others.

Ren is a Yoga teacher and Yoga Therapist, providing her services for over 25 years. As a writer, she is the author of EAT BY COLOR: Foods, Colors and The Chakras and her Astrological Affects column is syndicated world-wide. She is a natural channel for Universal Source as she offers guidance, solutions to your issues and she teaches privately in Los Angeles.