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Aquarius Full Moon Round-Up

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The few days before a Full Moon are usually great times for parties and get togethers.
So, with the Full Moon on Monday falling in friendly, sociable Aquarius and exactly on my natal Moon at 3 Aquarius, I couldn't resist the opportunity of hanging out with a bunch of dear old friends, at a birthday picnic in seaside Hove yesterday.

It was a great get together and I reconnected with a few good folk I haven't seen for over 15 years and made some new friends too.  Got the last train back to London, the 'party train', which felt like a social event in its own right.
Hove is the sister town to Brighton, a very friendly and diverse Aquarian type place, which attracts a large population of unconventional, progressive and freedom loving types.

Great place to celebrate the Aquarius Full Moon and a few Leo birthdays!

Here's a quick round-up of some of the best Aquarius Full Moon write-ups from some great astrology bloggers:

Culminatous Interruptus from Julie Demboski's Astr…

Saturn in Libra Through the Houses ~ Part 2

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To Read About Houses 1-6 See Part 1
To Read About Houses 7-12 See Below
We’ve already had a taste of Saturn in Libra…it was in the sign of the scales from October 2009, before turning backwards and re-entering Virgo in April. Saturn moved back into Libra on July 21 2010 and will stay in Libra until October 2012, so what will this mean for us?

Saturn in Libra Themes

Saturn in Libra brings lessons and tests around diplomacy, compromise and fairness.

It’s a time to set healthy boundaries in relationships and to get the give-take balance right. Relationships generally need to be taken more seriously. Any kind of relationship could feel like a heavy responsibility under this transit. Solid relationships can become more committed and grounded and real during this transit, or they can suffer the harsh light of reality and die away.

How we communicate and relate to others comes under scrutiny. It’s time to play by the rules, stop competing and learn to cooperate and negotiate. It’s a good t…

Lions Roar ~ Quotes From Some Very Famous Leos

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As the Sun moves into the sign of the lion, all you lovely Leos out there will be busy planning your extravagant birthday celebrations...To get you in the mood, here are some inspirational quotes from some very famous Leos (is there a Leo who's not famous, really???) As always, the quotes also reflect their Moon sign. Enjoy!

Everyone will be famous for 15 minutes.
Andy Warhol, Artist
Sun Leo – Moon Aries

Anything worth doing is worth overdoing.
Mick Jagger, Singer
Sun Leo – Moon Taurus

So many worlds, so much to do, so little done, such things to be. Alfred Lord Tennyson, Poet Sun Leo – Moon Gemini

I have as much privacy as a goldfish in a bowl.
Princess Margaret
Sun Leo – Moon Cancer

I spent a lot of time with a crown on my head.
Halle Berry, Actress
Sun Leo – Moon Leo

Like a Virgin, touched for the very first time. Like a virrrrrgin, feel your heartbeat next to mine. Madonna, Singer Sun Leo – Moon Virgo

Film is a very, very powerful medium. It can either confirm the idea that things are wonder…

Saturn in Libra Through the Houses ~ Part 1

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We’ve already had a taste of Saturn in Libra…it was in the sign of the scales from October 2009, before turning backwards and re-entering Virgo in April. Saturn moved back into Libra on July 21 2010, where it will stay in Libra until October 2012, so what will this mean for us?

Saturn in Libra Themes

Saturn in Libra brings lessons and tests around diplomacy, compromise and fairness.

It’s a time to set healthy boundaries in relationships and to get the give-take balance right. Relationships generally need to be taken more seriously. Any kind of relationship could feel like a heavy responsibility under this transit. Solid relationships can become more committed and grounded and real during this transit, or they can suffer the harsh light of reality and die away.

How we communicate and relate to others comes under scrutiny. It’s time to play by the rules, stop competing and learn to cooperate and negotiate. It’s a good time to settle disputes, arguments and claims, or to start them, but…

Happy Birthday Astroair!

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Astroair Astrology is one year old today!

It’s been a fun year. 119 blog posts and approximately 100,000 words! I’ve certainly learnt something and I hope you, my readers, have too.

Thank you to everyone who’s read this blog and thank you for all your comments. Thank you also to all the other astrology bloggers who have added a link to this site on their blog, it’s a fine network and I really enjoy connecting with all my online astro-buddies (and if I haven’t yet added a reciprocal link, please give me a nudge).

I’d also like to thank and say hello to all the recent new readers from Taiwan and Hong Kong (thanks to http://rodmagic.com/)  and apologies for not being able to read your comments.

The highlight of the year has to be my involvement in the 2010 International Astrology Day Blog-A-Thon in March, which is a permanent collection of informative and helpful articles around the cardinal T-Square. When Donna Cunningham got in touch and asked me to coordinate the Saturn content I was …

Cancer Solar Eclipse and the Cancer-Capricorn Dynamic

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Earth Angel by Josephine Wall
Falling in the cardinal water sign of Cancer, the Total Solar Eclipse of 11th July, reminds us, once again, that Cancer is the only Cardinal sign not represented in the current T-Square of Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Pluto.
In fact, since the T-Square began to form in 2008, with the entry of Pluto into Capricorn and the start of the Saturn-Uranus Oppositions, there have been (and will be) a number of Solar and Lunar Eclipses in the sign of the crab and in its opposite sign, Capricorn the goat (details at the end).
This I find very interesting. If you consider that the effect of an Eclipse lasts around six months of so, we are pretty much consistently under the auspices of powerful Cancer-Capricorn eclipsed lunations for the duration of the T-Square.
Cancer is ruled by the Moon, the feminine, nurturing, lunar archetype and Capricorn is ruled by Saturn, the masculine authority, the limit-setter, old father time. The Cancer-Capricorn axis is to do with mother an…

A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle (Adding to the Astrologer's Toolbox)

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I've been reading A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle and would like to share this quote:

...it is impossible for the mind to understand what place and purpose a seemingly random event has in the tapestry of the whole. But there are no random events, nor are there events or things that exist by and for themselves,in isolation. The atoms that make up your body were once forged inside stars, and the causes of even the smallest event are virtually infinite and connected with the whole in incomprehensible ways. If you wanted to trace back the cause of any event, you would have to go back all the way to the beginning of creation. The cosmos is not chaotic. The very word cosmos means order. But this is not an order the human mind can ever comprehend, although it can sometimes glimpse it.

This made me think about astrology and how our study of it undeniably helps us to 'glimpse' the order of the cosmos. But, as Tolle says, we can never really comprehend the whole thing.

It also reminded …

Astrology for July - The Wheels Keep Turning

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More than ever, the sky this July reminds me of a well-oiled machine, as the planetary wheels and cogs turn this way and that, getting into alignment so that when the time is right, the Cardinal T-Square of Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Pluto can fall into its fullest exactness.





Here are the milestone events:

July 5th: Uranus in Aries stations Retrograde – expect a burst of erratic energy, surprising turnabouts and re-runs of old dramas. (To find out how Uranus in Aries could activate your Mars, click here)

July 21st: Saturn re-enters relationship and balance-oriented Libra after almost four months re-visiting hard working, orderly, health conscious Virgo. This brings all the t-square planets together in cardinal signs for the first time.

Then, on July 26th, those two planets make the last exact hit of the disruptive, status-quo challenging Saturn-Uranus Oppositions which started in 2008. How the world has changed since then!

Additionally, Jupiter in Aries stations Retrograde on the 23…