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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Forecast: Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 July 2014

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Saturday 12 July 2014
Sun in Cancer; Moon in Capricorn—>Aquarius; Foci in 7, Partner or Competitor and 6, Magic, Work or Service  ****
 
/moon goes void-of-course at 6:57p PT | 9:57p ET | 1:57a(Su) UT   ***
until it enters Aquarius at 8:08p PT | 11:08p ET | 3:08a(Su) UT   ****
|Karmically difficult or sobering third| of this week begins at 10:46p PT | 1:46a(Su) ET | 5:46a(Su) UT   ***
 
\Love Beyond Category/
 
The trine of Venus and Mars is exact, and Venus’s other aspects favorable, so this is a time for love whether divine, human, sweet, sensuous, erotic, platonic, or uncategorizable.
 
There is a way to get there, whatever the engine or 
Animal ridden. The radiant charm of beautiful bodies
Lights a path to delight. By evening those who come
Home come together in freedom and mutual passion.
 
Birds flock together, calling in dust or sky to each other,
And butterflies with plentiful wings circle according to
Hidden instinctive distinctive plans. The moon, though full,
Wanes behind clouds. Changing partners is not recommended.
 
Song of the day:  Heavy Love by Serena Ryder
This is good.
 
{Saturday} /Love Beyond Category\
 
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Sunday 13 July 2014
Sun in Cancer; Moon in Aquarius; Foci in 7, Partner or Competitor and 6, Work, Service or Magic
 
|Karmically intense or sobering third| of this week continues   ***
 
}Anchoring{
 
The day gets a three- rather than two-star rating only because of the continuing one-degree trine between Mars and Venus. Love can conquer the |difficult third|!
 
The daughter of a statesman cherishes her inheritance
While looking into an oval mirror. What she remembers is
Less than what happened, memory selective retaining
Poise and dominion. She would brook no opposition.
 
Her husband was proud, peevish, superficial, toying
With her and all, pretending to extra powers he didn’t
Have; yet admiring a mentor whose learning was anchor
To something he’d never grasped through any cultivation.
 
Song of the day:  Stupid by Kacey Musgraves
Yet love is never stupid, so maybe we need to have more faith in ourselves? And our hearts?
 
{Sunday} {Anchoring}
 
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Forecast: Thursday 10 and Friday 11 July 2014

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Thursday 10 July 2014
Sun in Cancer; Moon in Sagittarius—>Capricorn; Foci in 6, Work or Magic and 7, Partnership or Competition   ****
 
/moon goes void-of-course at 5:20p PT | 8:20p ET | 12:20a(F) UT   ***
until it enters Capricorn at 8:26p PT | 11:26p ET | 3:26a(F) UT   ****
 
^Inducements^
 
The horse’s mouth is curbed, the rider intent
On a mockingbird’s call as if it showed the way.
A funeral at the church impedes his path a while;
Then a farmer drives his bull across the road.
 
A boy tosses coins into a hat and hopes he’ll have
Much more when comes the fair. A rooster crows.
The father of the boy studies a manuscript apparently
Ancient. He decides, however, not to write his own.
 
Is what we think enough, or must we say or write it? What can be remembered except what is vibrant? If we are divested through theft we are discouraged, yet meet new obstacles, divested yet empowered. A payment made to us precedes a payment made to someone. The financial world plies and is pliable. A pliers tweaks all accounts. Wealth is someone’s, so why not yours? Does it make a difference? “Every difference makes a difference,” but to whom? Not to God, said Parmenides. God is sly, and everywhere, and knows where all the money is. Therefore he does not worry. He induces all to do what they need to do. Induces into ducats.
 
The trine of Venus and Mars (continuing to the 26th but very strong now) is good for lovers and would-be lovers. Whoever is important to you probably has stronger feelings for you than ever. 
 
Song of the day:  One by Ed Sheeran
 
{Thursday}  ^Inducements^
 
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Friday 11 July 2014
Sun in Cancer; Moon in Capricorn; Foci in 6, Work or Service or Magic and 7, Partnership or Competition
 
Moon on course   ****
 
\Recovery from Loneliness/
 
Reminder: We are still in the Dark Hermetic Epoch until July 15-16, next Tuesday-Wednesday. If some things in your life still seem confused or on hold, you can blame that. Theoretically things should be getting clearer because Mercury speeds up slightly every day, but when I discovered the Hermetic Epochs decades ago I saw that there are always quantum leaps into the Dark and Bright epochs which can be timed precisely, and the next one is into a Bright Epoch late Tuesday July 15 at 8:13p PT | 11:13p ET | 3:13a(W16) UT. (I apologize for sometimes giving this incorrectly here as July 17. I am not sure how I managed to calculate that time a little imprecisely, off by one day approximately. I have just triple-checked it and the above is correct.) 
 
A horse escaped runs sniffing the breeze;
It came from the East and to the East returns.
A mockingbird sings a quickening melody while
Its owner catches the horse and bridles it again.
 
He is going to a school, then a church, an office,
Fulfilling multi-tasks. A butterfly with three wings
Flies over his shoulder and lights on the horse’s
Mane. They pass an abandoned oak splintered by storms.
 
The Venus-Mars trine is today accompanied by nice minor aspects to Venus, on her day Friday, so love hangs heavy in the air.
 
Song of the day: You’re the Inspiration by Chicago
 
{Friday} /Recovery from Loneliness\
 
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Forecast: Tuesday 8 and Wednesday 9 July 2014

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Tuesday 8 July 2014
Sun in Cancer and Moon in Scorpio—>Sagittarius; Foci in 5, Pleasure or Offspring and 8, Regeneration or Others’ Resources
 
|Karmically difficult or sobering third| of this week continues
/moon goes void-of-course at 3:34p PT | 6:34p ET | 10:34p UT
until it enters Sagittarius at 6:26p PT | 9:26p ET | 1:26a(W) UT
 
~Recharging~
 
Dominion can be yours through self-control. (How else?) It is a relief to command your own time and resources. There is a naive freshness to life when you just do what is next to do in a free trial-and-error sort of way, with liberating optimism. Something military or almost-military is intense, inspiring, as if you were on top of a combat or competition. Your judgment is trustworthy, able to discern between alternative choices with discernment, picking the one with the greatest value. 
 
Song of the day:  Golden Leaves by Passenger
This gets the trine of the moon at the end of  Scorpio with Jupiter at the end of Cancer. It is a classy, beautiful performance, explicating the self-pitying yet exalting scope of sweet sadness. 
 
When it seems that camaraderie is exhausted, and you are deserted into sorrow, you can have recourse to hope, because the trine between Venus and Mars is growing in intensity. No matter the appearances, love between you and someone is increasing. A giving quality within you is solicitous of someone’s well-being and this brings rewards and laughter. Sudden flashes of insight illumine your thinking, foreshadowing your ability to take a leading part in events. Pioneer work along some line goes better than expected, even if the |difficult third| makes you doubt it.
 
{Tuesday} ~Recharging~
 
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Wednesday 9 July 2014
Sun in Cancer; Moon in Sagittarius; Foci in 5, Pleasure or Offspring and 8, Regeneration or Others’ Resources
 
Moon on course   ***
|Karmically difficult or sobering third| of this week ends at 0:51a PT | 3:51a ET | 7:51a UT   ****
 
^Grabbing or Dealing^
 
In an earlier, more rural era, I might say that cattle would play an important part today. Now the “cattle” city dwellers care about are the bulls of Wall Street—and their prosperous market continues to gain. Some think that magical rituals are what bring them prosperity. Others know that only alliance with the Eternal can do it (for prosperity is alliance with the Eternal, poverty alliance with the transient). Some go bankrupt, delivered from folly by more folly as it were, yet can recover ultimately through this form of agreement. Most will not be disposed to grant any rights to the opposition, or the bare minimum, and if the opposition is evil it of course has no rights because it is not right. Patronage is discreet, based on untrumpeted merit.
 
Song of the day:  Move that Doh by Future and others
No commentary necessary. 
 
The wilful and aggressive will seek for more than their fair share, through the vanity which presumes to deserve more. Others assert their powers fervently and could be inspiring to all no matter how self-centered because they evoke comradeship among the ambitious. There is friendship with notable persons, even if they are disproportionately superstitious or gullible, for the wonder in such associations is felt to evoke good fortune in the ultimate. 
 
{Wednesday} ^Grabbing or Dealing^
 
Cosmic Piper