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Finally... clear-cut directions from an astrologer!

Finally… clear-cut directions from an astrologer!

Here’s the most important astrological forecast of the month. Really? Yes! Why? Knowing when the Moon Void of Course is happening is probably the handiest of all the common astrological techniques. Learn it, make it work for you, and save yourself tons of unnecessary aggravation!

Seriously: you want to see what REAL astrology can REALLY do? Start by learning about the Void of Course Moon and then avoid starting new projects or initiatives during that time and you’ll be amazed by the results. Imagine it: a guide to how to be more successful AND a permission slip from The Universe to goof off sometimes!

(CLICK HERE for more on what The Void of Course Moon actually is, and what you can do about it — or rather, what you should avoid doing during that time. Looking for tips on handling those times when they happen? Click HERE.)

Particularly long and/or annoying Voids are marked with **

Note: Times are for Eastern Time, or as New Yorkers call it, “hurry up, already!” DST is observed.

Aug  3, 2017     5:38 PM               Moon trine Uranus V/C
Aug  3, 2017     8:36 PM                Moon enters Capricorn
Aug  6, 2017     5:22 AM               Moon square Uranus V/C
Aug  6, 2017     8:15 AM                Moon enters Aquarius
August 7 Lunar Eclipse at 15 degrees Aquarius
(Check back here for details closer to that date!)
Aug  8, 2017     3:07 PM               Moon sextile Uranus V/C

Aug  8, 2017     5:56 PM                Moon enters Pisces
Aug 10, 2017     9:38 AM               Moon square Saturn V/C
Aug 11, 2017     1:22 AM                Moon enters Aries
Aug 13, 2017     4:01 AM               Moon conjunct Uranus V/C
Aug 13, 2017     6:40 AM                Moon enters Taurus
Aug 14, 2017     9:15 PM               Sun square Moon V/C**
Aug 15, 2017    10:06 AM                Moon enters Gemini
Aug 17, 2017     9:38 AM               Moon sextile Uranus V/C
Aug 17, 2017    12:13 PM                Moon enters Cancer
Aug 19, 2017    11:17 AM               Moon square Uranus V/C
Aug 19, 2017     1:55 PM                Moon enters Leo
August 21 Solar Eclipse at 28 degrees Leo
(Check back here for details closer to that date!)
Aug 21, 2017     2:30 PM               Sun conjunct Moon V/C
Aug 21, 2017     4:25 PM                Moon enters Virgo
Aug 23, 2017     4:02 PM               Moon sextile Venus V/C
Aug 23, 2017     9:04 PM                Moon enters Libra
Aug 26, 2017     1:39 AM               Moon opposite Uranus V/C
Aug 26, 2017     4:53 AM                Moon enters Scorpio
Aug 28, 2017     5:38 AM               Moon square Mars V/C
Aug 28, 2017     3:47 PM                Moon enters Sagittarius

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beliefnet astrology matthew currie incompatible signs

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A typical horoscope lays out what you can expect for yourself in the next week or month based on your Sun Sign. That sort of thing is great, sure… especially if you happen to be the only person on your planet. Astrology, like life in general, is a lot more complicated than “there are twelve types of people, and here’s what’s going to happen to them today.”

This “horoscope” is a listing of the major planetary aspects, ingresses, and events for July 2017. Each aspect is described below, with the date the aspect is exact and a “+/-” which indicates the number of days that aspect will be most in effect. Generally, the closer to the exact date, the more pronounced the effect of the transit. And of course, as with everything else in life: your mileage may vary.

But first, a word about aspects in general. Conjunctions, squares and oppositions can all be difficult. They generate the sort of energy that can get all up in your face and is hard to ignore, but it’s hard to get much done in life without the raw energy they supply. Trines and sextiles are helpful and constructive, but it’s easy to miss out on the opportunities they provide unless you make an effort.

August 4   Jupiter square Pluto
(+/- 10 days) Energy and enthusiasm are great and wonderful things — but they can also fuel a riot. Make sure you’re justified before you start throwing bricks.

August 7   Lunar Eclipse at 15 degrees Aquarius
(Check back here for details closer to that date!)

August 10  Mercury sextile Venus
(+/- 3 days) Creativity and clever communications are all possible now.

August 10   Mars quincunx Neptune
(+/- 6 days) So sexy, so charismatic… and potentially so delusional! You may be feeling lucky without good reason, and you may succumb to flattery.

August 10   Sun sextile Jupiter
(+/- 5 days) Generally a good and optimistic time, filled with good energy and a feeling that things will work out all right.

August 12, 2017   Mercury Retrograde
Be particularly cautious with your communications, short trips, and agreements until September 5th.

August 12  Venus trine Neptune
(+/- 4 days) Sweetness and light, romance and kindness, and broken diets and overspending!

August 13  Sun trine Saturn
(+/- 5 days) A good time to “get your act together” and make some positive changes in your life.

August 15   Venus opposite Pluto
(+/- 4 days) The depth of your feelings and affections increases… be careful not to drown in them.

August 16   Mars quincunx Pluto
(+/- 10 days) Quincunxes indicate two planets that are forced to interact but do so awkwardly. Mars and Pluto combined this way can make for sudden, inappropriate outburts of anger or lust. Be careful with those!

August 17   Venus square Jupiter
(+/- 4 days) Good times! How good? Really good, probably… unless you need to control your blood sugar or you are an excessive hugger.

August 20  Mars sextile Jupiter
(+/- 6 days) An opportunity to usefully employ your energy towards making your life (and those of others) a better place.

August 21   Solar Eclipse at 28 degrees Leo
(Check back here for details closer to that date!)

August 21  Sun trine Uranus
(+/- 4 days) It’s good to be an individual and to express it your own way. Be yourself — no one else has the clothes for it.

August 22   Mars trine Saturn
(+/- 6 days) Leave a lasting impression, make a breakthrough that will stick, and focus your energy on long-standing obstacles.

August 24   Venus square Uranus
(+/- 4 days) Strange and unusual affections, new attractions, and peculiar tastes are cropping up in unexpected places.

August 26   Sun conjunct Mercury
(+/- 3 days) You may be having powerful thoughts and ideas, but they may prove difficult to express properly.

August 27   Jupiter sextile Saturn
(+/- 10 days) When optimism, good fortune, and a solid base come together, great things can happen. Now is the time to start building something that can last.

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beliefnet astrology matthew currie pisces compatibility

source: Theresa Brandon

Once upon a time Goldilocks (who is a Pisces) went to Speed Dating… sponsored by the National Oat Growers Association, so naturally porridge was involved. She sat down at the big, long table and prepared to receive her potential suitors.

Before anyone else had a chance to sit down, Aries zipped in and filled the chair in front of her. “Hey baby,” Aries said, “try mine first!” Goldilocks tried his porridge. It intrigued her, but the flavor impulsively flared up then faded before she could really get into it. So she decided to wait for the next suitor.

Taurus came next. His porridge was smooth and comforting and sensual, and she really liked it. But then Taurus criticized her spoon technique, calling it ungrounded. This miffed Goldilocks to no end, especially when Taurus spent the rest of his time there asking questions about her income.

Then Gemini sat down. Gemini’s porridge was full of interesting flavor combinations, any one of which would have been fine on its own, but the saffron and marjoram covered up the comfort and warmth she was really seeking.

Cancer offered his bowl next. Goldilocks was intrigued by the depth of feeling Cancer put into his offering. The conversation went well, and Goldilocks suggested they meet again, But Cancer became too defensive and scurried off.

Leo came next. His bowl was hot and shiny and flavorful… as appealing as Cancer’s, but more adventurous. But then Leo started telling her in detail how she was enjoying the wrong flavors, and how she didn’t appreciate his technique, and moved on, flipping his hair indignantly as he left.

Then Virgo sat down and offered his porridge. It was delicious. “Why do you think so?” Virgo asked. Then Virgo asked what basis for comparison Goldilocks had, her experience with porridge, and the exact mileage to her home. Goldilocks felt interrogated and over-analyzed, so she ran out the clock with Virgo by discussing her health issues.

Libra sat down and handed over his porridge. It was smooth and sweet and Pisces really enjoyed it. Then Libra began to question why Goldilocks had overlooked the flaws in its presentation, and why Goldilocks picked that outfit to wear today, then accused Goldilocks of being evasive when she couldn’t answer the questions adequately.

Scorpio came next and offered his bowl. It was intense and affectionate and exactly what Goldilocks was looking for. Everything was going great until Goldilocks accidentally called Scorpio “Cancer.” Scorpio sat up straight and spent the remainder of his time berating Pisces for being unfaithful.

Then Sagittarius approached her. His porridge was warm and exciting, with an adventurous dash of curry. Once she finished, Goldilocks looked up from her bowl to ask for more, only to discover that Sagittarius had wandered off into the wine tasting next door, and was hitting on an ad executive from Cleveland.

Capricorn sat down and Goldilocks tried his porridge next. It was hearty and filling and good. Goldilocks asked Capricorn if she could see him again. By the time Capricorn finished delineating the cost of his porridge’s ingredients, the time involved to make it, and how his portfolio was performing, Goldilocks had lost interest and felt a little sad.

Aquarius arrived and offered his bowl of porridge. His bowl was interesting and unique, and Goldilocks found it intriguing. Unfortunately, Aquarius didn’t provide a spoon, so Goldilocks was unable to get into it in any real depth. The surface looked interesting, though. They spent the rest of their time staring at each other and then out the window.

Finally, Pisces sat down. Since Goldilocks was a Pisces too. This naturally started up a long conversation about their childhood dreams, last week’s episode of Game Of Thrones, and where the best place to get married would be. Unfortunately, when it came to setting up a second date, Pisces was just as scattered as Goldilocks, and nothing came of it.

***

Goldilocks stared out the window sadly. It had started to rain. Maybe she should just give up on the whole idea of ever finding someone whose porridge gave her the combination of strength, sensitivity, and romance that she was hungry for.

Just as she got up to leave, Aries zipped in and filled the chair in front of her. “Hey baby,” Aries said…

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beliefnet matthew currie aquarius compatibiity

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Dear Aquarius:

As you may have noticed, I’ve been doing a series on how the Signs perform in their relationships with other signs. People seem to like this sort of thing, and admittedly relationship issues are the one thing I come across most often in the course of my work. I have to admit, though: I was a little stumped as to what kind of approach to take with Aquarius. Frankly, I’m not the only one, as you may have noticed yourself.

An Aquarius is born with the knowledge (on some level) that the individual differences between us are like different songs playing on different radio stations at the same time. Even though you can only listen to one station at a time, you (more than others) realize that the same air is being pierced by hundreds of signals at hundreds of frequencies… each one carrying unique sounds. You are born knowing that — whereas most of the rest of us never even catch on that such a thing is happening all around us, all the time.

You have the same heart and feelings that everyone else does. The problem isn’t you, in a sense: it’s everyone else. Have you ever read what they say about you? That’s you’re so aloof and weird that it’s hard to make a relationship work with you? What a load of crap. The big problem anyone has with a relationship with an Aquarius is that the others aren’t used to listening to all those higher frequencies, literally or figuratively, like you were born to do.

Find a way to explain that to your partner in a language they understand, and all will (hopefully) be well.

Sure, I could give you the quick and dirty lowdown on how this man or that woman works with you. If I did, it would look kind of like this…

Aries: Fun but not always dependable or stable for you.

Taurus: Dependable and stable but sometimes not that much fun for you.

Gemini: Intellectually interesting but emotionally scattered. At least, by your standards.

Cancer: Emotionally interesting but intellectually scattered. At least, by your standards.

Leo: Fun, but wants to fight you for top billing. At least, by your standards.

Virgo: Caring but a little too conventional. At least, by your standards.

Libra: Sweet but unchallenging, or too challenging in their refusal to challenge you. At least, by your standards.
Scorpio: Emotionally intense, but doesn’t know when to detach. At least, by your standards.

Sagittarius: A fun partner, but goes off on different tangents than yours. At least, by your standards.

Capricorn: Has emotional depth, but has a different game plan laid out than you do. At least, by your standards.

Aquarius: Beats the hell outta me! And that’s by anyone’s standards.

Pisces: Pleasantly mushy, yet unpleasantly mushy. At least, by your standards.

…and I could ornament it with some jokes and a funny picture, and we’d all have a good laugh. But none of that would actually address why you’ve come looking for a compatibility guide, would it?

So: Let the Cancers and the Virgos and the Aries and such have their compatibility guides. Me? I’d rather give you something new and unique that you could really use.

Would you like a hug?

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