A Thoughtful and Illusory First Quarter Moon

A Thoughtful and Illusory First Quarter Moon

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By for ASTROGRAPH Horoscopes

Wednesday night's First Quarter Moon, taking place in the late night or early morning hours of July 25th and 26th, depending on location, is another powerful lunation. It is made stronger by the hovering presence of the Uranus-Pluto square, triggered by this somewhat stressful phase of the current cycle that culminates in mid-August. Mercury is still retrograde, and in concurrent timing with this event moves into direct aspect with both Uranus and Pluto, increasing its symbolic power to mentally ensnarl and confuse. Uranus and Pluto continue to urge upon us radical realization and transformation. We do best in dealing with the Mercury Retrograde energy – on any level – by being patient with ourselves and by forgiving mistaken assumptions on anyone's part as we thoughtfully meditate on what might eventually emerge as the truest nature of our situation.

There is another factor in these late July skies which contributes to the general fuzziness, namely a strong aspect from both ends of the Sun-Moon square to Neptune in the third degree of Pisces. The Sabian symbol is "A petrified forest" – things might not be what they seem. The Sun in early Leo is quincunx while the Moon trines Neptune, bringing in more reasons to suspend judgment and to wait for the final answer to emerge, perhaps redolent with a symbolic rather than literal meaning. We live in a magical world to a much greater extent than we usually give credit to, and these cosmically significant times at the middle of a very special summer are there to remind us of that.

Jupiter is as well in close square to Chiron at this time, while Mars trines Jupiter and makes its own quincunx aspect to Chiron, strengthening this piece of the puzzle. Jupiter with Chiron emphasizes what I like to call the Shamanic Path, the freedom from received ideas of religion and morality in favor of voyaging onward in your own way, toward the discovery of your own truth, independent from the illusory voices that represent consensus thinking. This is perhaps best illustrated on the level of politics by how little the TV news represents what is really going on; while on a more intimate level of personal evolution the message might be that no one but yourself can tell you what needs to happen for you, and for navigating this present moment of your life. Only you have the keys to your future – in both a conceptual and an action-oriented sense.

Therefore, as we move through the stresses of our time of history and as we attempt to make sense of what is happening all around us, and to us, we win when we suspend judgment and wait for the roiled stream to clear, when we take the largest possible viewpoint on events and circumstances, and when we forgive ourselves as well as others as we stumble onward toward the recognition of our own light.

With the massive changes that are happening now, I highly recommend that folks get a transit report tailored specifically to their chart for the most accurate description of what's in store for you in the months ahead.

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Find out with this report that gives detailed descriptions of your transits for a three, six or twelve month period. This report was written by astrologer Henry Seltzer.

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