All posts by Shoshana

About Shoshana

I am fascinated with the Moon phases and the stellar skyscape.

Retrograde Surge at the New Moon — August 4-11 2021

Overview

Four retrograde planets and retrograde Chiron are balanced in opposition to the New Moon in Leo on August 8th.  Mercury in Leo is in a square aspect to Uranus in Taurus this Wednesday, with Sun in Leo and trine aspect to Chiron in Aries. Venus is in an opposition aspect to Neptune at the full Moon on Sunday. A virus surge counters dis-information, a battle of minds.  The Moon is in a square aspect to Uranus and a trine to Chrion as more efforts are made to reach the unvaccinated.  

Summary of Major Aspects of the Week

Wednesday August 4th — The Moon in Gemini, having recently passed the square aspect to Neptune in Pisces, transits to the quincunx aspect to Pluto in Capricorn. This could be a rejection of powerlessness and a difficult maneuver against power. Hours later, the Moon makes a trine aspect to Jupiter retro at 29 deg Aquarius, for a resurgence of energy with a victorious show for humanity.  The Sun trine aspect to Chiron in Aries gathers forward thinking energy. The athletes at the Olympics continue to show their best performances. The Moon ingress to Cancer 21:18 UT.

Thursday August 5th — The Sun in Leo is square aspect to Uranus in Taurus today, and the Moon in Cancer is quincunx aspect to Saturn in Aquarius by mid-day. Conflicts are not well resolved so discontent remains.

Friday August 6th — The Moon in Cancer is in opposition aspect to Pluto in Cap, a possible trigger for revolutionary events, death threats and political strife. While there are few major aspects this weekend, it does not mean that there is a lack of activity. Transiting planets form personal aspects of individual charts, bringing out various responses, depending on the natal planets affected.

Saturday August 7th — The Moon in Cancer is sextile aspect to Ceres in Gemini early today, encouraging youthful expressions of influence. The Moon is in an opposition aspect to Saturn by mid-day, placing limits that force a focus on the more deviant activities.

New Moon In Leo
August 8, 2021

Sunday August 8th — The new Moon in Leo today, the final day of the Olympic contests, brings a magical moment of hope for world transcendence, an evolutionary response to conflict. Venus in Virgo is in an opposition aspect to Neptune in Pisces, for glamour and skill combined drawing attention worldwide. The Moon in a square aspect to Uranus two hours before the new Moon could be a conflict that needed to be resolved. A creative approach is called for. Mercury in Leo is partile the quincunx aspect to Pluto retro in Capricorn, as aggrandized threats are made against ruling powers.    Yet, the new Moon, as a seed moment, can indicate a new phase in the development of human activities.

Monday August 9th —  The Venus opposition aspect to Neptune today reaches partile, as a powerful magnet for attention, the performances of the Olympics continue to enthrall. As the surge of a variant of the covid virus encircles the globe, commercial activities are in retreat. The Moon ingress to Virgo indicates a greater emphasis on health and grooming. The Moon conjunction aspect with Mars late in the day (early morning on Tuesday for the eastern hemisphere) triggers the early expression of the quincunx aspect to Saturn retrograde in Aquarius. The aspect is doubly approaching partile, and can be considered strengthening. Mars and Saturn are competing forces and both are considered malefics. The quincunx aspect is difficult to maneuver, although a highly creative effort could be made to use this energy constructively.

Tuesday August 10th — As Venus in Virgo supersedes the opposition aspect to Neptune in Pisces, the Moon transits to Venus prolonging the effect of Venus’ aspects. Venus is also trine aspect to Pluto, for favorable reviews, perhaps tolerance between opposing forces, diffusing aggressive charges. Mercury is partile to the opposition aspect with Jupiter retro in Aquarius.  Speech and written communication becomes effusive.  The Moon in a trine aspect to Uranus in Taurus, indicating that many will receive benefits to reverse a possible financial decline.

My book Our Cosmic Imprint, astrology for transformation is now available online at Amazon bookstore in paperback or ebook format. It should be of interest to the novice astrologer or the curious as well as those advanced in astrological practice. Here is the link to the book https://amzn.to/35bFC7w

To find your personal aspects, check for transits of current planets to natal chart positions. If you don’t have your astrology chart? Ask Gimelstar! gimelstar@shoshananeshri.com

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Gimelstar
August 3, 2021
Jerusalem, Israel

Pride and Power – July 28-August 4 2021

Overview

The Moon in Aries forms trine aspects to Mercury and the Sun in Aries, while Mars in Aires moves toward the opposition aspect with Jupiter retrograde, doubly approaching.  Achieving goals increases pride. Jupiter retrogrades to ingress Aquarius on Thursday, as the partile opposition aspect to Mars at 29 deg of Leo. Goals are aggrandized under this aspect, also seeming elusive, as Mars ingress to Virgo, initiates practical measures, while the Moon is trine to the planets in Virgo. On Saturday, Mercury approaches the conjunction aspect with the Sun in Leo, with the Moon in Taurus approaching the conjunction aspect with Uranus. Success and upsets at the Olympics seem to be evident in the timing. The Sun in an opposition aspect to Saturn in Aquarius on Monday and Tuesday  is a challenge, with Mercury trine to Chiron and Venus trine Uranus gives the world of sports its greatest triumph.

Summary of Major Aspects of the Week

Wednesday July 28th — Mars in Leo approaches the opposition aspect to Jupiter retro in Pisces, as Jupiter transits into Aquarius. This is the most significant aspect of the week. Ceres at 29 deg of Taurus is the focal point of the opposition aspect, seeking to balance the opponents with youthful charm. The Moon in Aries indicates that ambitions are strong, with trine aspects to Mercury and the Sun in Leo.  Although success seems assured, challenges remain as the Moon is in the complex quincunx aspects to Mars and Venus in Virgo. Mars remains in Leo at 29 deg.  Jupiter in Aquarius indicates a more collective response to aggressive Mars behavior. At the same time, the enhanced Mars encourages more focused actions. Encouraging people to get vaccinated, or competing for Olympic gold, are related in this sky signature.   The final score matters. The Moon in Aries is sextile aspect to Saturn late in the day as more concerted effort is applied.

Thursday July 29th — The MarsJupiter opposition aspect reaches partile today, at the 29 anaretic degrees, and Ceres is at the anaretic deg of Taurus, adding to tension and excitement at the Olympic games. The urgency to inoculate younger people as well as those who were hesitant, reaches a high point.  It is critical for the fight against the pandemic that all eligible people receive the jab x2 in most cases.  Venus in Virgo doubly approaches the quincunx aspect with Saturn in Aquarius, as creative measures are taken to encourage the vaccine hesitant.

Friday July 30thMars ingress to Virgo early today, as goals shift from dramatic wins to practical victories. The Moon in Aries helps to drive the energy for achievement. Venus in Virgo and quincunx aspect to Saturn in Aquarius seeks status in artisanship. The Moon in Aries reaches the square aspect to Pluto by evening (Japan time). Reactions then intensify after the day’s contests. In the US (EDT) the Moon square Pluto aspect happens at 6 am. Challenging situations reach a point of conflict. The Moon transits into Taurus by afternoon US time zones.

Saturday July 31st — Back in D.C., the Moon in Taurus is in a square aspect to Mercury and the Sun this morning. The wow effect of the Olympic gymnastics sets in, as the Moon transit Uranus by evening. Venus in Virgo is trine aspect to the Moon, encouraging artistic expression.  Jupiter backing into Aquarius awakens world viewers to the multi-cultural events. The Delta variant of covid surges. Mercury reaches the conjunction aspect with the Sun in Leo for greater mental co-ordination, or coherence. As Mercury and the Sun approach the opposition aspect to Saturn, we find ourselves attempting to balance the loss and gain.

Sunday August 1stMercurySun conjunction aspect reaches partile today, with the opposition aspect to Saturn in Aquarius, that could limit the extent of the Leo power. The Sun is in its home in Leo, while Saturn is the traditional ruler of Aquarius, before Uranus was applied.  While the focus on the achievements of the Olympics brings a source of national pride, the contests become elevated, an element of conflict creeps in. Ceres ingress to Gemini transcends the square aspect to Jupiter retro in Aquarius, while Mars moves ahead in Virgo, and events begin to unfold. 

August 2, 2021
Washington, DC

Monday August 2ndMercury transcends the conjunction aspect in Leo and the opposition aspect to Saturn retro in Aquarius. Mercury in Leo represents the inspiration for the colorful reports producing creativity in communication.  The Moon ingress to Gemini increases active communication. The Moon in a square aspect to Mars in Virgo responds to critical complaints. Analysis of events reaches a high-point late in the day as the Moon is trine aspect to Saturn in Aquarius and sextile aspect to the Sun and Mercury in Leo, a sextile aspect to Chiron in Aries and a square aspect to Venus in Virgo. Artistic talent is displayed at its best. Venus isthen in a trine aspect to Uranus in Taurus for an incredible display.

Tuesday August 3rd — While Venus in Virgo is in a trine aspect to Uranus in Taurus today, The Sun and Mercury in Leo are in a square aspect to Uranus, activating creative competition and/or conflict. Chiron in Aries is trine aspect to the SunMercury in Leo, drawing the constructive analysis, and prolonging the Sun and Mercury in a conjunction aspect. The world becomes more united, as conflicts subside.

My book Our Cosmic Imprint, astrology for transformation is now available online at Amazon bookstore in paperback or ebook format. It should be of interest to the novice astrologer or the curious as well as those advanced in astrological practice. Here is the link to the book https://amzn.to/35bFC7w

To find your personal aspects, check for transits of current planets to natal chart positions. If you don’t have your astrology chart? Ask Gimelstar! gimelstar@shoshananeshri.com

To comment please send email to: comment@shoshananeshri.com  Sign up for the mailing list to receive your weekly aspect review in your own mailbox. Click on the Free Offer link to get your free PDF of sign keywords www.shoshananeshri.com

Gimelstar
July 27, 2021
Jerusalem, Israel

A Resurging Pandemic at the Full Moon – July 21-28 2021

Overview

As Venus transits from Leo, the Sun ingress to Leo July 22nd. The full Moon in Aquarius, an opposition aspect, arrives on the 23-24th, with the Sun in LeoVenus in earthy Virgo, signals that relationships are analyzed for practical characteristics. Romances are focused around health issues, as fears of the Covid-19 virus return becomes prevalent, Jupiter in opposition aspect to Virgo magnifies the concern.  Mercury in Cancer is in opposition to Pluto in Capricorn on the 25th, gives the dispositor Saturn in Aquarius a more limited power. The Moon makes a conjunction aspect to Jupiter and Neptune in Pisces and ingress to Aries on the 28th for a cyclical renewal.

Summary of Major Aspects of the Week

Wednesday July 21st — The Moon in Sagittarius makes a square aspect to Neptune early today, afternoon in the eastern half of the globe. The Moon is then in a trine aspect to Mars is Leo, as discussions center on philosophical or religious issues. A prominent display, such as protests on human rights issues is likely to take place. A quincunx aspect from the Moon to the Sun in Cancer, and a trine aspect to Venus in Leo follow later in the day controversies erupt, but a friendly atmosphere calms the situation. The Moon makes a Yod formation with the Sun and Ceres in Taurus for creative adjustments and future benefits, as legal requirements are applied to current problems/needs.  Venus ingress to Virgo occurs overnight, or early on Thursday in the eastern hemisphere.

Thursday July 22ndVenus opposition aspect to Jupiter retro in Pisces, as healing methods are applied successfully. Innovations become accepted in the medical professions. The Sun ingress to Leo complements the achievements, with a semi-sextile aspect to Venus and a quincunx to Jupiter. Honors are awarded.  The Moon in Capricorn is trine aspect to Uranus late in the day, US time zones, with a possible unlikely achievement.

Full Moon in Aquarius
July 23, 2021

Friday July 23rd — The Moon in Capricorn is in an opposition aspect to Mercury in Cancer, a replay of the recent events, a day for reflection, and honor given for bravery. The Moon in then in a conjunction aspect with Pluto and quincunx partile aspect to Mars. The adventurous achievements of private space flights transcend limits and open possibilities for future private adventures. Hopefully, the multi-billionaires will also take more interest in those on earth and pay income tax on their investments. Pisces is quincunx aspect to the Sun ingress to 0 deg Leo and the Full Moon. The strategies of income-tax evasion have worn thin. Jupiter at 0 deg Pisces, while the Moon in a conjunction aspect to Pluto in Capricorn marks the beginning of the end for investment and ventures, as the Moon is also sextile aspect to Neptune in Pisces. Pluto turns direct (apparent) motion in October 2021, after spending several weeks stationary at 24 deg Cap.  Key words for Pluto include regeneration, transformation, as well as repression and destruction. Pluto represents the death and rebirth of consciousness that the evolving personality must experience in the path to full enlightenment. In practice, it presents some of the most difficult experiences the individual faces. It represents externalized powers that are insurmountable, controlling and/or destructive. Internalized, it can mean a depressed state of mind, unable to cope with inner demons, or presenting a daemonic personality. In a mundane analysis, the Moon in a conjunction aspect with Pluto can trigger the release of forces that are beyond individual control, and that effect large groups of people. In Capricorn, it can relate to government powers, and in an earth sign, to natural disasters.

Saturday July 24th — The Moon in Aquarius transits Saturn retro today, for the conjunction aspect, possibly for a review of technology that has been used for illicit purposes, tracking dissidents and political rivals. A sextile aspect to Chiron in Aries and a square aspect to Uranus in Taurus follow, may generate international law regarding such sales. Mercury in Cancer makes a trine aspect to Neptune retro in Pisces, issues of guidance for protection and safeguards are likely now.

Sunday July 25th — The Moon in Aquarius is semi-sextile aspect to Neptune in Pisces and quincunx aspect to Mercury in Cancer before making the opposition aspect to Mars in Leo in the late afternoon or evening. Failure to comprehend a situation could lead to oppression through the greed of opponents. The Moon ingress to Pisces occurs overnight in US time zones and Monday morning in the eastern hemisphere, with a conjunction aspect to Jupiter simultaneously. Dreams emerge from the unconscious, unifying personal desires with the collective unconscious.

Monday July 26th — The Moon in Pisces is quincunx aspect to the Sun in Leo early today, allowing for creative use of psychic visions. The Moon is also in an opposition aspect to Venus in Virgo, with Mercury in Cancer, the dispositor of Venus, semi-sextile to Mars in Leo, we can share the moment in meaningful friendship, quality time, while the potential for tragedy in a deteriorating environment even surround us, mindful of a re-surging covid-19 virus. The Moon in a sextile aspect to Uranus later in the day, Tuesday morning in the eastern hemisphere, adds some excitement, with a need to respond, pulling you out of reverie.   

Tuesday July 27thCeres in Taurus in a sextile aspect to Mercury in Cancer gives voice to the need for conservation, and awareness of environmental issues that could overwhelm the planet in future years.  The Moon conjunction aspect to Neptune later in the day could trigger more extreme weather. The Moon in a sextile aspect to Pluto a few hours later, as a doomsday scenario seems to unfold. The Moon in a quincunx aspect to Mars in Leo further produces anxieties. Mercury transits into Leo and the Moon into Aries, as emergency programs are initiated.

My book Our Cosmic Imprint, astrology for transformation is now available online at Amazon bookstore in paperback or ebook format. It should be of interest to the novice astrologer or the curious as well as those advanced in astrological practice. Here is the link to the book: https://amzn.to/35bFC7w

To find your personal aspects, check for transits of current planets to natal chart positions. If you don’t have your astrology chart? Ask Gimelstar! gimelstar@shoshananeshri.com

To comment please send email to: comment@shoshananeshri.com  Sign up for the mailing list to receive your weekly aspect review in your own mailbox. Click on the Free Offer link to get your free PDF of sign keywords www.shoshananeshri.com

Gimelstar
July 20, 2021
Jerusalem, Israel

A Tumultuous Week and Useful Resolutions — July 14-21 2021

Overview

The Sun in Cancer makes a trine aspect to Neptune in Pisces and then its annual opposition aspect to Pluto this weekend. Ceres in Taurus is in a trine aspect to Pluto, drawing benefit at the opposition. Conflicts erupt early next week as passionate forces seem to collide. Venus supersedes Mars in Leo as solace becomes the aim, comfort in times of radical transformations, a passionate grand-trine configuration in water signs leads up to the full Moon on July 24th.

Summary of Major Aspects of the Week

Wednesday July 14thVenus supersedes the conjunction with Mars in Leo, while the Moon in Virgo is trine aspect to Uranus in Taurus.  Earth sign matters move forward, although some issues are turned back in the wake of progress. Uranus destroys as well as transcends. Careful planning is rewarded. The Moon transits to the sextile aspect with the Sun in Cancer and the opposition aspect to Neptune in Pisces. Sun is trine aspect to Neptune in Pisces, becoming stronger in the afternoon, as empathetic expressions reach a peak, as the Moon in in an opposition aspect to Neptune, then trine aspect to Pluto late in the day, an ending and a beginning is experienced.

Thursday July 15th — The Moon ingress to Libra early in the day, with attempts to balance the outlandish events of the past weeks. The Moon is quincunx aspect to Jupiter retro in Pisces, as problematic issues affect psychological health, with Venus in Leo and in a quincunx aspect to Neptune in Pisces. Sun in a trine aspect to Neptune opens recalcitrant issues for healing potential by bringing motivation to dissolve the source conflict. Ceres in Taurus trine to Pluto and the Moon is an effective grand-trine configuration in earth signs. It could signify greater ease in practical matters, employment gains for the youth are probable. 

Friday July 16thVenus in Libra is trine aspect to Saturn retro in Aquarius early today, with a focus on a universal good. Venus is in an opposition aspect to Chiron in Aries, a challenge of beauty against wisdom.  Transiting to the quincunx aspect to Uranus in Taurus, Venus assists in exposing hidden abnormalities. Saturn in Aquarius prunes without much mercy. A limiting power that has a universal goal.  The Sun in Cancer is in an opposition aspect to Pluto retro in Capricorn, as we are subject to the power of a collective force.

July 17, 2021
1st Quarter Moon Phase

Saturday July 17thCeres in Taurus is trine aspect to Pluto in Cap, favorable in applying the healing arts for regenerating powers. The Sun in an opposition aspect to Pluto continues, reaching partile today. Ceres in a sextile aspect to the Sun in Cancer, implements skills to assist the oppressed. The 1st Quarter Moon crisis with the Libra Moon shows a need to balance the opposing forces that were evident at the New Moon. With the Pluto opposition aspect to the Sun in force, keeping a peace, moderating a stalemate is the work of Venus, the dispositor of the Moon. Venus in Leo and a quincunx aspect to Pluto utilizes a creative demonstration to bring about a redemption. The Moon transits into Scorpio disposed of by Pluto, with a transformation underway and a trine aspect to Jupiter retro in Pisces. Two Yod formations combine with Mars and Venus in Leo quincunx Pluto and Neptune in Pisces. Creative forces are at work — ingenuity to moderate the power of nature and humankind.  

Sunday July 18th — The Moon in a trine aspect to Mercury in Cancer, but with a square aspect to Saturn in Aquarius, as the flow of information must be verified for authenticity and usefulness.  Limitations are imposed on an overflow of blather.  Mars in Leo quincunx aspect to Neptune in Pisces as a possible creative use of emotional dissipation could highlight the day. Venus in Leo and quincunx aspect to Pluto and in a wide conjunction aspect with Mars allows for the creative use of focused energy. Personal memoirs are published or fictionalized, as an effective Yod formation continues.

Monday July 19th — The Moon in Scorpio makes a trine aspect to Mercury in Cancer, and a square aspect to Saturn in Aquarius, igniting passions in discourse or possibly a violent conflict, where each adversary is sure of his or her own facts. Saturn in Aquarius is sextile aspect to Chiron in Aries, adding fuel to the fire. Venus in Leo is quincunx aspect to Pluto in Cap, as attempts to mediate are made. The Moon transits to the opposition aspect to Uranus in Taurus, as conflicts intensify and positions possibly reversed. The ability to understand the opponent’s point of view can lead to a resolution of the conflict.

Tuesday July 20th — The Moon in the 3rd decant of Scorpio with square aspects to Mars and Venus in Leo for passionate release of energy, as the sextile aspect to Pluto and a grand trine configuration in water signs, with the Moon is trine aspect to Neptune in Pisces and the Sun in Cancer. Successful interventions promote peace while violent passions may also erupt in conflicts. Mars quincunx aspect to Pluto could indicate a provocateur.  The Moon transits into Sagittarius and makes a square aspect to Jupiter in Pisces, indicating rejection of plans or emotional disturbances. Mars moves into the focal point of the Yod formation with a strong directive for action. This could indicate that a charismatic leader takes the initiative to help resolve a conflict or a difficult situation.

My book Our Cosmic Imprint, astrology for transformation is now available online at Amazon bookstore in paperback or ebook format. It should be of interest to the novice astrologer or the curious as well as those advanced in astrological practice. Here is the link to the book https://amzn.to/35bFC7w

To find your personal aspects, check for transits of current planets to natal chart positions. If you don’t have your astrology chart? Ask Gimelstar! gimelstar@shoshananeshri.com

To comment please send email to: comment@shoshananeshri.com  Sign up for the mailing list to receive your weekly aspect review in your own mailbox. Click on the Free Offer link to get your free PDF of sign keywords www.shoshananeshri.com

Gimelstar
July 12, 2021
Jerusalem, Israel