Forecast: Friday 1 and Saturday 2 August; Sunday 3 August 2014

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Friday 1 and Saturday 2 August 2014

I am going on a vacation, that is, I, Hugh Higgins. Cosmic Piper cannot go on vacation because the planets never stop moving. So Hugh Higgins will try to channel Cosmic Piper even on vacation though with a thinner chant and fewer words. First the data and songs; then a report for both days. I have to post these initial reports for August 1-3 early because it will be hard to do it while traveling. Remember, Sunday’s report is below these first two.
 
Friday 1 August
 
Sun in Leo and Moon in Libra; Foci in 3, Communication and Neighbors, and 10, Career and Honor   ***
 
Via Combusta (loss of morale during cosmic reshuffling) begins at 3:54p PT | 6:54p ET | 10:54p UT (until Monday)   **
/moon goes void-of-course at 7:59p PT | 10:59p ET | 2:59a(Sa) UT   *
 
Song of the day:  Beat of the Music by Brett Eldredge
 
Saturday 2 August 2014
 
Sun in Leo and Moon in Libra—>Scorpio; Foci in 3, Neighbors and Communication and 10, Honor and Career
 
Via Combusta continues
/moon is void-of-course   *
until it enters Scorpio at 7:58p PT | 10:58p ET | 2:58a UT   **
 
Song of the day:  Against All Odds by Phil Collins
(both days):   }Careless Charm{
 
During these two days, some may read the Bible on a bus, train or airplane. (This is a symbol.) That is: There is constant motion and yet a clinging to the Eternal. 
 
Some are giving others what they need in a solicitous way. This is sweetly charming. Others are filled with morale, and then no morale (Via Combusta), and are proud of themselves, their appearance or style, so that those around them could be awed. 
 
Some are asleep, dreaming, careless. They could lose because they do not have a sense of duty. Yet they observe keenly and are watching for prey, that is, opportunities to get what they want through situations or individuals they can pull to them. They are circumspect, firm in their attachments while spurning those who hurt them. 
 
So there is charisma and charm, and motion and observation of those who could be used for gain or pleasure. Meanwhile firm duty-based plans may go by the board.
 
{Friday and Saturday}  {Careless Charm}
 
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Sunday 3 August 2014
Sun in Leo; Moon in Scorpio; Foci in 3, Neighbors or Communication and 10, Honor or Position
 
Moon remains in the Via Combusta
|Karmically Intense or Sobering third| of this week is with us   *
 
Song of the day:  Can’t Stand Losing You by The Police
 
~Test of Endurance~
Okay, so you don’t have to lose someone! But it might seem that you have. Might as well be prepared, and tough, and able to keep on loving someone or Someone or yourself … What else is there to do? (Now you know how G*d feels.)
 
Truth, justice, and goodness are going to win. Meanwhile you may not like the weather, or something very trying in your location or circumstances. You have gotten yourself into this place, this condition, and you have to endure it. The good, fair, and truthful side of it shall emerge.
 
Meanwhile, people treat each other to treats and are kind to each other. This might seem unreal, yet it gives an upbeat tone to events which otherwise might seem difficult, risky, hard to endure or survive. Beyond crisis there is renewed kindness. You have to hold on.
 
Lacking in vigilance or energy, many will succumb to lazy indifference, dreaming of the past and future while losing the present and future. Dreams are good, but present conditions require stern effort and an ability to endure whatever you have gotten yourself into. You are there for a reason and the laws of karma will bless you if you do what is manful (womanful). 
 
{Sunday} ~Test of Endurance~
 
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Forecast: Wednesday 30 and Thursday 31 July 2014

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Wednesday 30 July 2014
Sun in Leo; Moon in Virgo; Foci in 2, Possessions and Allies and 11, Friends and Hopes
 
Moon on course   ****
 
\Uplifted Toward Worthiness/
 
There is constant action to keep up with things. Mysterious factors are resolving themselves.
 
The contests of life are won by those who are gentle yet firm, sure of their ground even when at a disadvantage. So you can be. Such conquest can be cooperative, when you are firmly linked with some who want to help as you help them.
 
There is much motion, with quick readiness to see advantages in travel from point to point. You can moderate between too much hurry and too much slow complacency and find the right median point. 
 
Lofty aims and ideals are present, either consciously or in the subconscious background. You can become and be who you want to be, that ideal individual you were born to manifest (or womanifest). This is happening. The sun and Jupiter together in Leo grant us high knowledge of Who we really are. Their square with Mars means we must manifest that knowledge in situations where there is contest or apparent conflict temporarily—which we can see as a sport or game with many benefits for all who play. 
 
Song of the day: Good Time by Owl City
Fantastic music and video, to pull you out of any despondency you might slip into.
 
You might profitably look at the sky at various points through the day—something there, a cloud, color or light-ray lifts you beyond worry. Worthy ambitions work out through intuitive guidance at every point, rather than through strict strait-jacket logic. Yet your mind can perceive what comes from places higher than the mind.
 
{Wednesday} /Uplifted Toward Worthiness\
 
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Thursday 31 July 2014
Sun in Leo; Moon in Virgo—>Libra; Foci in 2, Possessions and Allies, and 11, Hopes and Friends
***
 
/moon goes void-of-course at 7:49a PT | 10:49a ET | 2:49p UT   **
until it enters Libra at 9:10a PT | 12:10p ET | 4:10p UT   ***
 
}Innocent Skill{
 
You can handle tools, perhaps of the workshop or kitchen variety, or the technological variety, and get things done with them. You are an expert in the special slant of your craft.
 
We have not been happy with the warring factions within humanity and the tragic suffering they have caused. It is to be hoped that intense differences (Mars square Jupiter) will not cause lapses into bombing and killing. In our personal lives we can take care to preserve peace as best we can.
 
There are potentials of sudden insight which lead to pioneering  attempts. Nervous energy and executive ability cut out a fresh path. You know how to do what you need to do even in a restricted space, office or workshop.
 
Erotic energies seek for prey. This can be harmless if an interest in those who might be complementary. There is caution and suavity, so that the object of one’s attention or affection does not get away.
 
And there is innocence, a childlike reliance on the inner self, with faith that the world is good and that one can make it better by holding out the celebratory candle of one’s aspiration and goodwill.
 
Song of the day: Forever Young by Alphaville 
Extraordinary music, extraordinary video—not to be missed.
 
{Thursday} {Innocent Skill}
 
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Forecast: Monday 28 and Tuesday 29 July 2014

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Monday 28 July 2014
Sun in Leo; Moon in Leo—>Virgo; Foci in 1, Self or Personality and 12, Confinement or Research
 
/moon void-of-course   *
until it enters Virgo at 8:38p PT | 11:38p ET | 3:38a(Tu) UT   **
|Karmically difficult or sobering third| of this week ends at 10:01p PT | 1:01a(Tu) ET | 5:01a(Tu) UT   ***
 
^Freeform Facility^
 
An interesting and useful observation: We are going to be in a period, from now through most of August, when there are intense squares from the sign Leo to the sign Scorpio. Here is a general rundown:  Leo can be fun, pleasure, enjoyments of all kind, summery happiness (the sun rules Leo). Scorpio can be a lot of things which put a curtailment or limit on fun, such as death (well, as thought of, as considered, as a limit to things), poverty or lack of resources, expenses, and so on. It can be “the other person’s money” as connected with one’s own through debts, costs, inheritance, investment, gains or losses and so on. So: We are in a long period of a tug-of-war between those two. You want fun; you can have it! But you will constantly be considering the cost and the limits on it. Curfew? Scorpio. Party till dawn? Leo. So you will be constantly modifying one by the other. Oh, it’s almost midnight—party on till the bars close? Or drag ourselves home? That’s just one example. It can also be a conflict between the exuberance of young people (Leo) and the limits their wiser elders know are best for them (Scorpio). It is also the conflict between those two things in yourself as your own elder and your own child.
 
Our task during this period through most of August is to “fight this battle” without making it a battle! In other words, to be very cool about it. To be aware of the two sides of the situation and gently modify one by the other, both within ourselves and in relation to a friend, lover, acquaintance, stranger. We could make the “tug of war” a “tug of love.” Or, if lucky, a “tub of love” … (Scorpio and Leo together suggest a hot tub.)
 
There are other more profound meanings of this square which we will consider as the days go by.
 
Monday:  The v-of-c means, take it easy, doing your work, but only the basic stuff that needs to be taken care of, or new stuff that is routine and necessary. There can be liberation, vitality, graciousness.
 
Embarrassing incidents need to be accepted for what they are. Perhaps they are warnings to you, or just indications of ways you might improve your bearing. When the beans are spilled, someone blushes; or there could be public flatulence. Or you spill out an embarrassing revelation. Maybe it had to happen. 
 
Then you consider your appearance. You needn’t worry too much about it, though you might modify your grooming (again!) and spend a lot of time in front of a mirror. 
 
There is energy and vitality, a fiery urge to be something stupendous, which you can do. Go for it, even if (in the v-of-c) it is more like trial and error, with a lot of error. So it has been for the finest accomplishers. You have some mission which wants out, an outlet.
 
Song of the day: St. Augustine by Band of Horses
I’m not sure why I chose this for today, but I love the music—the lyrics are mysterious; I haven’t fully fathomed them. 
 
What do you have to do with mathematics? It might be formal math for those equipped for that, or maybe you just toy with numbers and proportions in some area of your life, but you could profitably spend time on that. (For a musician, math is chords, harmonies and rhythms; for a businessman, spreadsheets, and so on.)
 
The mental tone of the day carries on into language, for which you may feel facility, and fascinating areas of knowledge. You see into opposites and how to reconcile them, as in Taoism or Hegelianism. Life is more than the moon, but we either mold the waxing and waning moons or they mold us. Hegel knew it; and accomplished Taoists know it. 
 
{Monday} ^Freeform Facility^
 
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Tuesday 29 July 2014
Sun in Leo; Moon in Virgo; Foci in 2, Possessions or Allies and 11, Friends or Hopes
 
Moon on course   ****
 
\Shared Success/
 
This should be a remarkable day. Not a whole lot is harsh in it, so I suggest forwarding your plans straightforwardly. Even if there seems discouragement, or mischief or vacillation, you can set things right. 
 
There is motion and activity. You can carry out errands and tasks with gusto. Things come together. You will not stop; what you want, you feel, is your right, and you will push on as if you had the whole cosmos behind you. Character, will, and passion uphold you and lead you on. 
 
You know someone, perhaps a teacher or guide, who is superior to anyone else you know, and you reflect that superiority to problems, so that you can be a central figure in the scheme of things. Your chosen destiny is sustaining you.
 
Song of the day: Happy Days Are Here Again by Barbra Streisand
 
There is poetry and gentleness, with success derived from links with illustrious or well-off individuals. You are connected with those who want to bring you into their circle of attainment.
 
It’s as if there were a house-raising, a mutual desire to further one another’s hopes and ambitions. Others give you their services through good will. You may do the same for them.
 
{Tuesday} /Shared Success\
 
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Forecast: Saturday 26 and Monday 27 July 2014

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Saturday 26 July 2014
Sun in Leo; Moon in Leo; Foci in 1, Self or Focus and 12, Restriction or Research
 
/moon void-of-course **
until it enters Leo at 7:56a PT | 10:56a ET | 2:56p UT   ***
|Karmically difficult or sobering third| of this week begins at 11:17a PT | 2:17p ET | 6:17p UT   **
New Moon of Leo occurs at 3:43p PT | 6:43p ET | 10:43p UT
 
^Careful Decisiveness Emerges^
 
People have a desire to modify themselves, maybe their bodies, hair for example, in order to be better channels for self-expression and participation in trends around them. 
 
There is much restlessness, and also obstruction. When some plans are blocked, others dart into view and one tries them out, trying to get from here to there quickly, with constant activity. Long-term advantages can be seen and grasped, making up for any recent losses or expenses. 
 
Mars has been in the sign Libra for a very long time, since December 7. Today it goes into Scorpio until September 13. In Libra, Mars was in the sign of its detriment. This is not “bad” but can cause wavering, indecisive behavior, and a tendency to rely on someone else for decisions. Now, in Scorpio, we may feel more sure of ourselves and our long-term direction.
 
Song of the day: Them Boys by Brantley Gilbert
This gets one dimension of Mars in Scorpio square both sun and Jupiter in Leo—Mars being the younger man and Jupiter-sun the older one commenting on his unmanly, boyish irresponsible behavior. Another version is harder to listen to but shows the singer and his group laboring through the song for a TV show. 
 
Organizing things at home seems essential. Suffering and gloom can be alleviated or avoided by settling down to ordinary tasks. There is curiosity and friendliness. You can sense what is useful (and what not) immediately. It is enjoyable to feel sympathy with strangers or casual acquaintances. There is catholic interest in life as a whole. When one avenue is blocked, others come into view, if one maintains morale.
 
{Saturday} ~Careful Decisiveness Emerges~
 
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Sunday 27 July 2014
Sun in Leo; Moon in Leo; Foci in 1, Focus or Personality and 12, Confinement or Research
 
|Karmically difficult or sobering| third of this week continues   **
/moon goes void-of-course at 5:39p PT | 8:39p ET | 12:39a(M) UT   *
 
^Rising Beyond Indignation^
 
I wish there were some magical words I could say to get you through this difficult day. As it is, I hope that warnings will stiffen your spine and give you courage to face the issues coming up.
 
A sort of disconnection from one’s native land is something many will feel. Where am I, why am I in this peculiar situation? Why do I have to work so hard at things which seem meaningless? 
 
Then there can be intensely indignant feelings. One senses the trickiness of the world or individuals in it. One senses one’s inner integrity rising up as, “I will not tolerate this nonsense in people, so I will live my own life apart from them and not let them interfere, and be at peace in my own wise world.” 
 
So far so good. Then one may see in some individuals (Palestinians in Israelis and, with less justification, the reverse) intensely angry or hateful feelings which could overpower them and take them to the point of something close to murder, or else if it works out only on the emotional plane to violent emotions of revulsion (which might fairly be called hate). We all need to learn to control such intense indignation and I know no better way than through prayer, with faith in the Highest. Being taciturn is normal at times; or melancholy; but cruelty has to be avoided assiduously. 
 
Song of the day:  No Greater Love by Matt Maher
Even if you think you don’t like Christian songs, you might find this one uplifting.
 
On a less intense level, some will be wanting to improve their appearance or way of presenting themselves, through fiddling with hair or clothing or whatnot. There are decisions about one’s way of participating in the social milieu. There is also a sight-seeing propensity, a curiosity about people and life, which need not be morbid even when observing what appears sick or wrong in some individuals. A friendlier trend could be evoked, if one maintains enough optimism to do it, with a wider range of understanding and sympathy, with a recognition of equality (moon trine Uranus even as it squares Saturn).
 
{Sunday} ^Rising Beyond Indignation^
 
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Forecast: Thursday 24 and Friday 25 July 2014

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Thursday 24 July 2014
Sun in Leo; Moon in Cancer; Foci in 12, Restriction or Research and 1, Self or Focus
 
Moon on course   ****
 
~Wandering Thrilling Prescience~
 
What is indefinite is interesting. You are a mariner determining the course of the wind with a streamer or pennant.  You change from object to object.  You wander, or your mind does. Yet you care about your career, no matter how mysterious it seems to yourself and others at this point. Irregularity is a sign of things developing in fresher ways. 
 
Who is a dove, and who a  snake? You are one or the other. Between them there is a subtle fascination. Will the snake injure the dove? Probably, but not necessarily; there could be a transformation of the image into something less disturbing and more thrilling and satisfying. Some are willing to be used (not injured), if they gain something in the process, even just entertainment. Maybe the dove and snake are interchangeable; while you are with someone, sometimes you are one and sometimes the other, and likewise she or he. You seem to threaten but also thrill each other.
 
There is entertainment and amusement. You can be in the presence of someone artistic, musical, youthful. While this goes on, or afterward, you become thoughtful, philosophic, able to contemplate things (in others’ lives and your own) in depth. Therefore you sense trends and are prescient. 
 
Song of the day:  Sing for our Fellowman by Tyler Fortier
 
{Thursday} ~Wandering Thrilling Prescience~
 
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Friday 25 July 2014
Sun in Leo; Moon in Cancer; Foci in 12, Confinement or Research and 1, Personality or Identity
***
 
/moon goes void-of-course at 6:54a PT | 9:54a ET | 1:54a(Sa) UT   **
 
~Meaning in the Unexpected, Plus Contentment~
 
Fortunate those whose careers can be ones of free, easy exploration. Yours may feel like that today. You can wander where you wish, mentally. Maybe your principles are uncertain, but you feel freedom. Maybe you seem unreliable. Maybe you are searching for principles through your adventures, so that in the long run they will not be pointless but revealing. 
 
Someone who works in a restaurant, coffee place or bar could be significant. He or she caters to the public and means something to you. 
 
Your mind searches for what will reveal the future, through research or clairvoyance. Cosmic order and perfected integrity go together. 
 
Song of the day:  To Be What you Must by Yusuf Islam
 
Much is beautiful and easy when there is native goodness in the soul. Steadfast modesty brings contentment. When your attitude is lowly yet fruitful and patient, you found and foster a village of contented people around you.
 
{Friday} ~Meaning in the Unexpected, plus Contentment~
 
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Forecast for Tuesday 22 and Wednesday 23 July 2014

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Tuesday 22 July 2014
Sun in Cancer—>Leo; Moon in Gemini; Foci in 11, Friends and Hopes, and 2, Possessions and Allies
Moon on course   **
 
}Possibility, with Delay{
 
The intensity of the squares between Mars and the sun-Jupiter conjunction, plus an increasing square between Mercury and Uranus, make it hard to give the day more than two stars, although the sun-Jupiter conjunction in itself is fortunate, and the moon’s sextile with Uranus in late afternoon-evening is liberating, and helpful in friendship.
 
Song of the day: Love is Like a Bottle of Gin by The Magnetic Fields
 
The following forecast covers not only Tuesday but Wednesday and Thursday. I shall be doing it this way—forecasts for several days at a time—for the rest of July and at least half of August, which is shaping up as a vacation time for me. I shall continue to post a daily forecast, the bulk of which may be a repetition for several days in  a row, based upon these longer-than-daily trends. But I shall continue to give the daily data as before and brief comments on most days.
 
Forecast for Sunday July 20 through Thursday July 24, five days:  
 
At a rostrum there is no one at all. A man in a seat
Wonders what it would be like to speak there. His darkened
Feet and legs force him to crawl toward it,
Yet he cannot reach it without his horoscope.
 
An epidemic of mumps makes all susceptible to odd
Behavior, discourteous escapism, self-deficiency.
A butterfly’s third wing seems useless yet distinctive,
Improbable, strange, unique, surreally ideal.
 
A pennant blows this way and that, pointing at last to
A lonely tree on a rocky height. The butterfly lights
Upon it, lonely, proud of his third wing but isolated
From peers who despise him. The rostrum remains vacant.
 
Differences among people may seem rankling. The old feeling teenagers almost universally feel, “Why am I so different from everyone else?” recurs even in maturity. The empty rostrum suggests you could be missing your calling, or failing to make yourself heard. A little extra confidence could help.
 
{Tuesday} {Possibility, with Delay}
 
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Wednesday 23 July 2014
Sun in Leo; Moon in Gemini—>Cancer; Foci in 11, Friendship and Hopes, and 2, Allies and Possessions
 
/moon goes void-of-course at 5:54p PT | 8:54p ET | 12:54a(Th) UT
until it enters Cancer at 8:00p PT | 11:00p ET | 3:00a(Th) UT
 
}Assertion, with Jealousy or Chivalry{
 
At a rostrum there is no one at all. A man in a seat
Wonders what it would be like to speak there. His darkened
Feet and legs force him to crawl toward it,
Yet he cannot reach it without his horoscope.
 
An epidemic of mumps makes all susceptible to odd
Behavior, discourteous escapism, self-deficiency.
A butterfly’s third wing seems useless yet distinctive,
Improbable, strange, unique, surreally ideal.
 
A pennant blows this way and that, pointing at last to
A lonely tree on a rocky height. The butterfly lights
Upon it, lonely, proud of his third wing but isolated
From peers who critique him. The rostrum awaits someone.
 
Some will assert themselves powerfully, which could result in a scuffle. Temerity is an interesting quality, and males display it (perhaps females as well). Some may succumb  to helplessness but others will do whatever is needed to recover from danger. There could be jealousy, with cruelty. Yet there could be chivalry. An insignia or ceremony may be significant. There could be sternness and revenge. Yet controversies may be settled. Someone will follow his own bent, whether or no, regardless of anyone else or you, and this may be partly pleasing and partly rankling.
 
Song of the day: We are Never Ever Getting Back Together by Taylor Swift
 
{Wednesday} {Assertion, with Jealousy or Chivalry}
 
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Forecast: Sunday 20 and Monday 21 July 2014

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Sunday 20 July 2014
Sun in Cancer; Moon in Taurus; Foci in 10, Honor or Career and 3, Neighbors and Communication
 
|Karmically intense or sobering third| of this week continues   *
 
\Melancholy Concern Relieved/
 
Depression is a normal part of life, showing us something we are missing in our spiritual development. To correct that is to remove the depression, though it may not remove harmless melancholy.
 
A man driving a bull expects to prosper, while
A shaft into the earth is observed from a balloon.
A man wearing a crown employs the shaft and the farmer.
His surgeon removes what has blocked normal function.
 
A man tied up fears the assault of a tiger. Bees
Circle a tree in the distance. A pennant shows
The course of the wind. The beekeeper’s success
Does not relieve the distress of his wife betrayed.
 
A commander musing decides to release the tied man.
A white dove flies past the balloon while the king observes,
Gaining guidance. The surgeon is relieved. The betrayed wife
Leads a shaggy deer past the pennant toward the sun.
 
Song of the day:  No One Higher by Aaron Shust
 
{Sunday} /Melancholy Concern Relieved\
 
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Monday 21 July 2014
Sun in Cancer (last full day), Moon in Taurus—>Gemini, Foci in 11, Friendship and Hope, and 2, Resources and Allies **
 
/moon goes void-of-course at 7:14a PT | 10:14a ET | 2:14p UT  *
until it enters Gemini at 9:37a PT | 12:37a ET | 4:37p UT   **
|Karmically difficult or sobering third| of this week ends at 4:34p PT | 7:34p ET | 11:34p UT **
 
}Standing Tall{
A young horse sniffs the breeze and chases freedom.
Her owner, a Minister of State, is dignified and eminent.
A streamer in the wind is subject to caprice while
A sapling bent grows awry through misplaced trust.
 
A daughter of the Minister inherits pride as well as wealth.
Holly growing near the sapling will be ready for the winter
Solstice. The horse chasing freedom narrowly escapes
A careening train. The sky responds with friendly brightening.
 
The Minister stands tall no matter where the streamer sails.
His daughter holds a scale to measure what is lost through
Misplaced trust, yet sees a man of valor with a crown
In her future. His profile is sharp in active observation.
 
Song of the day: I am Mountain by Gungor
 
There is a lot of pride, plus realizations about friendships. People are trying hard to be more than they are. There is luck in that. One’s destiny stands tall despite past worries. 
 
{Monday} {Standing Tall}
 
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Forecast: Friday 18 and Saturday 19 July 2014

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Friday 18 July 2014
Sun in Cancer; Moon in Aries; Foci in 9, Comprehension or Travel and 4, Home or Foundation   ***
 
/moon goes void-of-course at 7:19p PT | 10:19p ET | 2:19a(Sa) UT   **
 
^Mutual Favors Bestowed^
Things are intensified so you need aplomb. You can reflect on things from a very high perspective. You possess an enormous advantage, many gifts. If you are adaptable you will conceal some of what you are trying to do from those who don’t understand, but reveal what they can get. 
 
There is much goodness in someone you respect, even a magical healing quality. You may, through his or her influence, discover something amazing which could benefit those in one of your communities. Attending with concentration and without fear to some career aim could have strong results. You can use cause-and-effect rules to advantage in your work, as if noticing and abiding by timing in music. 
 
Song of the Day:  Stolen Dance by Milky Chance
A great song, and the video of the performer is fine, but the hokey video stuff in the background is way off-the-point: what does it have to do with an intimate couple on the dance floor? You can ignore it to your benefit. 
 
Some are docile, willing to work and play under the direction of others. Whether it is you or a partner, or an interchange so that now one is docile and now the other, it leads to high attainments in both, as if each were knighting the other. Dignity and ambition need to be modified by a kind heart or else someone is a tyrant. At best there can be sympathy and strong attachments, with devotion to someone beloved. 
 
{Friday} ^Mutual Favors Bestowed^
 
 
Saturday 19 July 2014
Sun in Cancer; Moon in Taurus; Foci in 10, Career or Honor and 3, Communication and Neighbors
 
|Karmically difficult or sobering third| of this week all day, continuing until Monday evening   **
 
\Contemplative Poise/
Good fortune in terms of finances is on your mind; perhaps you have attained it to some degree and are basking in it. Whatever is beautiful in nature and people attracts you powerfully. Bodily strength and courage is evident in others and yourself, although it seems you can only attempt some things partially or with a scrawl of the pen. More determined, focused concentration could help.
 
There is beauty and harmony in nature and your surroundings. What the eye beholds could even lead you to adoration of the Highest through awareness of His or Her manifestations. There is watchfulness as to what will benefit you in terms of income or possessions, and you care about someone else also in that regard. You feel benevolent toward those in your home or neighborhood and toward a younger friend, even if some who are indolent and greedy try to get what they can without legitimate effort.
 
Those of differing ages and national or racial backgrounds can still be compatible. People care for one another and also for the natural world which supports us all. Your comprehension may spread out to encompass individuals you appreciate no matter where they are now as you contemplate life from a high level. Imaginatively and resourcefully your mind reflects whatever is of concern or interest to it, including strong friends whom, no matter how far wrong they may have gone in the past, you believe in.
 
Song of the day: by Imitation of Life by R.E.M
 
{Saturday} /Contemplative Poise\
 
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Forecast: Wednesday 16 and Thursday 17 July 2014

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Wednesday 16 July 2014
Sun in Cancer; Moon in Pisces; Foci in 9, Travel or Comprehension and 4, Home or Foundation   ***
 
/moon goes void-of-course at 5:58p PT | 8:58p ET | 12:58a(Th) UT   **
until it enters Aries at 9:08p PT | 12:08a(Th) ET | 4:08a(Th) UT   ***
 
~Useful Doubt~
 
Although this is the first day of a Bright Hermetic Epoch (for two months), other indications yield the following quatrain:
 
Doubt and change, uncertainty, could be the enemy. 
Vacillation is either destructive or protective.
Defective secret notions bring all plans to nought.
When estranged, self-reliance can protect oneself.
 
Here is something I will quote in full from Signor Borelli’s symbolic description of the degree in which the moon’s South Node (Dragon’s Tail or Ketu) lies now:  ”A man playing with coloured balls, an immodest woman standing behind him.” (The rest is an interpretation by Sepharial, Walter Gorn Old): “This indicates one of a playful but careless nature, given over to pleasures and unprofitable pursuits. One who will be crossed in life by the opposite sex, and meet with troubles thereby. One with very little force of character or worthy ambition. It is a degree of Foolishness.”  Remind you of anyone you know? Yet I see secret value in all this. Even Jesus said that the childlike one enters the Kingdom … but maybe not the totally childish one. Let’s judge only ourselves, however! If the shoe fits, wear it and then kick it off!
 
Yet the position of Jupiter is much more uplifting; that planet just entered Leo today, for a year or so. In this first degree it signifies one who disappears from history, apparently, only to reappear later as someone of merit who labored unknown within the toils of the (often foolish) humanity around him. That could be any of us if we deserve it.
 
Song of the day: Whispers by Passenger
 
{Wednesday} ~Useful Doubt~
 
 
Thursday 17 July 2014
Sun in Cancer; Moon in Aries; Foci in 9, Comprehension or Travel and 4, Foundation or Home
 
Moon on course   ***
 
^Craftiness^
 
There is fun in a carriage or convertible,
Chatting and laughing and flirting. It passes
Through a labyrinth. Who wants peace, who
Disputation? Most are crafty and seductive.
 
Song of the day: Betcha Gon’ Know by Mariah Carey with R. Kelly
This is a masterpiece of irony, humor, and tragically failing love. When we don’t know whether to laugh or cry we may be in the presence of greatness. 
 
(You might re-read the last two paragraphs of yesterday’s report, for those two astrological indicators remain in the same positions today.)
 
{Thursday} ^Craftiness^

 

Forecast: Monday 14 and Tuesday 15 July 2014

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Monday 14 July 2014

Sun in Cancer; Moon in Aquarius—>Pisces; Foci in 8, Regeneration or Shared Resources and 5, Pleasure or Offspring   ***
 
/moon goes void-of-course at 12:24p PT | 3:24p ET | 7:24p UT   **
until it enters Pisces at 7:41p PT | 10:41p ET | 2:41a(T) UT   ***
 
}Testing the Waters{
 
The intensity of things can be intense, to speak in oxymoron. The sun is squaring Mars, very close, and a couple days ago a friend burned his fingers in the kitchen. Very typical of textbook descriptions of the aspect! Of course usually it is psychological, a burning intensity or impatience or anger. This is modified by the trine between Venus and Mars, still here, so lovers or special friends can overlook their impatience with each other. 
 
Some play with life, and that is fine; some hurt
Themselves by play that’s crass; are crossed by
The other sex and sorrow greatly. Yet pride remains,
And faith in one’s inheritance restores mild confidence.
 
Young men fight, dispute, and test themselves against
One another. Come autumn they will have another viewpoint,
Tact, mellowing information. A burly man wearing an
Apron asserts himself, gives gifts, answers to human longing.
 
Song of the day: Give Me Love by Ed Sheeran
 
The cycles remain uncertain or indefinite or perplexing until tomorrow evening at 8:13p PT | 11:13p ET | 3:13a(W16) UT when we leave the two-month Dark Hermetic Epoch and enter the Bright Hermetic Epoch (lasting until September 14). Whatever has remained uncertain in your mind may get clarification then and in coming days. 
 
{Monday} {Testing the Waters}
 
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Tuesday 15 July 2014
Sun in Cancer; Moon in Pisces; Foci in 8, Regeneration or Others’ Resources and 5, Pleasure or Offspring
 
Moon on course   ****
 
The Dark Hermetic Epoch ends and the two -month Bright Hermetic Epoch (until September 14) begins at 8:13p PT | 11:13p ET | 3:13a(W) UT
 
~Autumnal Intimations~
 
(Four stars is not the highest rating, rather five stars; but so far I have never given that out for any day or portion of a day.)
 
A government official, strong and demanding, knows his
Legacy, ensuring his transactions be prosperous.
An immodest woman jokes with him foolishly; he
Plays with her but brushes her away in time.
 
A strong castle is enduring, fending off all enemies.
Leaves that fall around it seem prematurely 
Autumnal, but convey impressions of eternal potentials. 
Near the moat on a barren rock a young man weeps.
 
The cycles impress the young with premature wisdom and frightening maturity. Yet there is nothing to fear for the truly mature. Intimations of eternity can come at any season.
 
Song of the day: Beautiful by Mali Music
 
{Tuesday} ~Autumnal Intimations~
 
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