Full Moon in Aquarius on Saturday, August 13, at 1:59 p.m. CDT. Let the mythology begin.
Leo/Leo Rising* (July 22-Aug 22): Your myth maker would be the relationship between Apollo and Cassandra. A solar god of logic, music and prophecy had his issues. Known for his connection to the oracle at Delphi, his prophetess, Cassandra was to said to spurn his advances. In retaliation, he gave a corresponding curse that no one would believe her visions (hello, Troy's destruction, Cassandra foretold and wasn't believed.) With loving Venus all around you, just stay open hearted without any sense of expectation. In this manner, you won't have to behave negatively like Apollo and get all vengeful (more in Scorpio's message). When secure, you rarely overcompensate, and then you can channel your guardian's myth, sense trends, then, benefit through taking advantage. It's like you have a new invention and a patent attorney on speed dial. As long as you allow your highest aspirations to guide you, you can trust this influx of information. Talk about being able to create situations where everybody wins ...
Virgo/Virgo Rising* (Aug 22-Sept 22): Your sign, most associated with the harvest, has some (pun intended) fertile goddesses. Namely one Demeter/Ceres, goddess of cereal who went on strike when Pluto snatched her daughter, Persephone, to his underworldly lair. Persephone, at your birth time, prepares to leave and go into the darkness. Separating what's valuable with what isn't (wheat from the chaff) explains much about how you do this in your interpersonal relationships. Expecting loss, you can chime in too quickly with what's wrong with us, instead of what's right. Along with Mercury being in a backward stance, you can sense unfinished business in your current endeavors. It behooves you to take care of this business behind the scenes, outside of prying eyes. Realize, though, with Ceres as a model, know when to let go, do not allow grief to overtake you. Move on from your wounds, especially those no one sees.
Libra/Libra Rising* (Sep 23-Oct 22): The ancient Babylonians had only 11 signs. It was the Egyptians through their goddess of justice, Maat, that your famous scales had purpose. Being the only sign in the circle of animals a.k.a. the zodiac represented by a mechanical instrument can make you dry as you weigh and balance each and every thing. However, the scales to an Egyptian past meant your soul at death was placed next to a feather. If it tipped slightly, Maat ordained that you'd have to return to Earth for another life. Bollocks! What ultimately weighs you down today is probably not your soul, but your chosen relationships. Are they of sturdy enough quality? Is their proper give and take? You know how you can go on and on about fairness and justice. For the next several weeks wrap your mind around your own individual sense of purpose for the planet, a like minded community or volunteer work. Pay some karma forward. Have it land in your personal metaphysical account. It will come in handy this winter, when you need it.
Scorpio/Scorpio Rising* (Oct 23-Nov 21): Usually, Leos populate your life. Well, their concentrated fire can match up nicely (yeah, right) with your concentrated water. As long as there is a healthy respect between the two of you, no problem. Learning to trust the element that has the capacity to dry you up can be more than a notion. These sunny folk can help you be, well, more sunny, and expectant of good. This potential rivalry goes way back to Apollo and his Delphi oracle (more in Leo's message). The sun god was not the first resident. The Python, a serpentine, feminine deity associated with Gaia, Mother Earth lived there before him. To claim this area, he had to slay her. Through the combination of the masculine (fire) and feminine (water) the oracular energies could emerge more powerfully. Those darker energies of revenge, excessive vanity and jealousies tend toward an internal or feminine bias. Today, it is necessary for you to balance your need to dominate (male/yang) to submissiveness (female/yin). In our solar and patriarchal culture, to submit is a bad word. Although in S&M sex play, it is the submissive (bottom) who uses the safe word (so, where is the power?) Which personal pet philosophy must be surrendered at present?