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Planet Weather for the Weeks of June 24 & July 1, 2007
SkyWatch -- Moon
phases: 6/30 -- The Moon enters her perfect fullness at 9:49 AM EDT, at 8
degrees of Capricorn. 7/7 -- The Moon enters her Last Quarter (aka Third Quarter) phase at 12:54 PM EDT, at 15 degrees of
Aries. Skywatching events: 6/28 -- The nearly Full Moon passes very close to
the bright, astrologically significant star Antares
in the constellation Scorpius, coming within half a
degree around 4 AM EDT, with Jupiter vividly shining nearby. This close
encounter occurs just after moonset on the U.S. East Coast, but otherwise is
visible throughout most of
Knowing when VOC Moons occur is a key to planning your astrological week!
The Void-of-course (VOC) Moon is a kind of limbo. As it reaches the end of a sign, the Moon makes no major aspect to another planet before it enters the next sign. VOC is best for less outcome-oriented activity, since VOC often means detours, distractions, or delays. If you want specific outcomes or if timeliness is critical, choose another time if possible. VOC is best for processing, imagining, creating, and open-ended activities, like parties, research, or cleaning your desk/closet for instance! It is said that when a new action is initiated during VOC, “nothing will come of it,” or energies go in unplanned directions, which may not necessarily be negative.
This week 6/24/07, Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Saturday are the most active energetically and potentially most productive days (depending on what you’re doing!) On 6/24/07, the Moon is VOC/Libra from 3:22PM to 8:26PM EDT – on 6/26/07, VOC/Scorpio from 4:23PM to 8:24AM EDT, the next day – on 6/29/07, VOC/Sagittarius from 1:07PM to 6:05PM EDT.
Week of 7/1/07, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday are the most active energetically and potentially most productive. On 7/1/7, the Moon is VOC/Capricorn from 4:45AM to 1:24AM EDT, the next day - on 7/4/07, VOC/Aquarius from 2:02AM to 6:52AM EDT, on 7/6/07, VOC/Pisces from 6:06AM to 10:57AM EDT.
The following planetary energy patterns flavor the day and are felt or experienced often hours before and after their exact culmination. They remain effective, certainly until the next major planetary pattern comes along to shift the energy.
Mars enters fixed, earth Taurus on 6/24/07 @ 5:26PM EDT until 8/7/07. Mars in Taurus is steady, sensuous, pleasure-seeking and pragmatic. Instead of an overt aggressiveness or fiery spontaneous assertiveness that we may have felt or experienced in the previous Mars/Aries, this Mars is less direct and may be passive aggressive, since it dislikes open confrontation (Mars in a Venus-ruled sign). While Mars in Aries is quick on the trigger, Mars/Taurus is persistent – very much like the tortoise in the Aesop fable of the tortoise and hare.
fixed, fire Leo opposite (180deg.)
Sun in cardinal, water Cancer conjunct (0deg.) Mercury Rx/Cancer @ 6deg. on 6/28/07 @ 2:40PM EDT. With Cancer energies, we are prone to nostalgia and reviewing the past, indulging in the memories that make up the tapestry of our lives. This day for bright ideas can easily bring forgotten memories to the surface. Sort through your discarded ideas and you might find something worth salvaging or something you can piece together in another way. A focus on family, home, and other domestic matters keeps you mentally occupied.
Venus in fixed, fire Leo opposite (180deg.) Neptune/Aquarius @ 21deg. on 6/30/07 @ 11:32AM EDT. Venus gets involved with the Saturn/Neptune opposition and may indicate that an important relationship is forming or an existing one goes through a challenge or test for viability, commitment, or lurking illusions. You may experience disappointment, but clarity emerges from confusion or misunderstanding. Someone doesn’t take you seriously enough. Your priorities are confused and need evaluation. Make decisions from the heart.
Venus/Leo conjunct Saturn/Leo @ 21deg. on 7/1/07 @ 10:38AM EDT. A clear reality steps in and sobers you up. You do what you must; you face the challenge or decide against it. Saturn brooks no equivocation. Make a commitment to your core values, whatever they are.
Mercury Rx in cardinal, water Cancer sextile (60deg.) Mars/Taurus @ 4deg. on 7/1/07 @ 3:08PM EDT. Mercury shares some of its wisdom (or gossip) with Mars, newly minted in Taurus. Mars absorbs this information and passes it on to the person or place that will yield the greatest return. Mars entertains several options and actions and operates always from a pragmatic core.
NewsBits: Michael Bloomburg