TRANSCRIPT Ep. 190 (Aug. 7, 2023)
Hiya, invisible pal, April right here, and the date at this time is August seventh, 2023. Welcome to episode 190 of the Massive Sky Astrology Podcast.
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This week: Ending up the lunar cycle that started on the July seventeenth Most cancers New Moon; Venus is within the highlight as she makes her conjunction with the Solar and a strong side of Uranus; and I reply a listener query about what I’ll name a Venus retrograde loophole: can we fortunately purchase used or sale objects whereas Venus is retrograde?
Taurus Final Quarter Moon (Aug. 8, 2023, 3:28 am PDT)
The week begins with the Moon Report and a Taurus Final Quarter Moon on August eighth at 3:28 AM Pacific Time, at 15º38’ Taurus and Leo. The Moon on this Final Quarter chart is in a conjunction with Jupiter and Uranus, and all of them are in a sq. to Solar and Venus and trine Mars. Taking a look at that Moon and Taurus sitting proper between Jupiter and Uranus speaks of the discomfort that may include development and enlargement.
Anytime we take a look at elements to Jupiter, we generally tend to assume that every thing goes to be developing roses, every thing will probably be straightforward and upbeat and easy. I don’t assume it’s all the time essentially that approach. And Jupiter on this chart, as we see it beginning to method Uranus… Now, that conjunction gained’t be actual till subsequent spring, however Jupiter is an outsized planet with an outsized affect. And for that motive, I feel we start to really feel its orb of affect properly earlier than it makes a precise side to a different planet. So we have now the Moon sitting there between the 2 of them, and Jupiter does symbolize the will to broaden our horizons, to make our lives greater in a roundabout way.
Uranus is considerably unpredictable and I discover that every of us has a really explicit sort of relationship with this planet. For a few of us, we see it as a terrific liberator. For others, we discover it very disconcerting as a result of it’s laborious to foretell precisely what it’s going to convey our approach. In order Jupiter begins its method to this actual conjunction subsequent 12 months, when we have now one thing like this Final Quarter Moon, that’s uniting them, it will give us a bit little bit of a sneak peek maybe about what we are able to stay up for subsequent spring. That conjunction will probably be actual on April twentieth, 2024, and it’ll be at 21º49’ Taurus.
In the meantime, the Sabian image for this Final Quarter Moon is 16 Taurus Previous man trying vainly to disclose the mysteries. It’s one I’ve talked about earlier than, and one which grows nearer and nearer to my coronary heart as I begin to determine in age a bit bit extra with that previous man. And the issue we have now if we’re attempting to share laborious gained data with those that are youthful than us or possibly simply have rather less expertise in one thing that we all know rather well. And as we all know, that doesn’t usually go that properly as a result of everyone has to be taught by making their very own errors.
Each on occasion, although, there may be an elder in our lives whom we actually respect and who has a approach of sharing their recommendation in a approach that doesn’t make us so resistant. Perhaps that’s the imaginative and prescient for us to carry onto at this Final Quarter Moon, whether or not we’re the particular person attempting to share data or whether or not we’re the one who must be taught – and that may occur at any age.
Lunar Section Household Cycle
This Final Quarter Moon is the final important level in a Lunar Section Household cycle that started on the Might eleventh, 2021 New Moon at 21º17’ Taurus. I’ve talked about these lunar section household cycles earlier than, and in reality, in the course of the Podathon I’m going to dedicate an episode to them. However what it means is every New Moon begins a brand new three-year cycle. 9 months after the New Moon, there’s a First Quarter Moon that’s near the identical diploma as that New Moon. 9 months after that, there’s a Full Moon at near the identical diploma of the identical signal as that New Moon, after which the Final Quarter is 9 months later, additionally near that very same New Moon diploma. That interval then extends for 9 extra months of that Final Quarter Section cycle.
In order that’s the place we at the moment are. We’re ending a cycle, we’re closing one thing down, and it’s not solely the New Moon cycle that started on July seventeenth of this 12 months. That is the Final Quarter Section in that cycle as properly. However that is additionally the Final Quarter Moon in an extended cycle that started again in Might 2021.
I discovered that these household cycles may be actually attention-grabbing. You would possibly be capable to return and utilizing your calendars, your schedules, your private journals, typically it’s doable to recollect what it was that you simply started on the New Moon, or that you simply wished to start, or that possibly you thought you have been starting. And as this cycle has unfolded, possibly you discovered that what you actually planted at the moment is rising into one thing fairly totally different than you anticipated. So return to Might eleventh, 2021, after which the First Quarter at February eighth, 2022, and the Full Moon of November eighth, 2022 at 16 Taurus. That was a lunar eclipse as properly. In order that was a very attention-grabbing section on this lunar section household cycle.
Void-of-Course Moon durations
Let’s take a look at the Void-of-Course Moon durations for this week. We solely have two. One is on August ninth when the Moon and Taurus trines Pluto at 3:38 AM Pacific Time. It’s Void-of-Course for about an hour and a half, after which enters Gemini at 6:05 AM.
Let’s take this Void-of-Course Moon interval, which once more, these are occasions to think about and hopefully launch or rework habits and particularly emotional habits as a result of it’s the Moon. Throughout this Void-of-Course Moon interval, we are able to ask ourselves whether or not we now really feel safe sufficient to broaden our attain into different and extra highly effective connections.
The Moon in Taurus actually is preoccupied with safety and with having the issues that we have to have for our each day survival. The trine often signifies that there’s some consolation, that we don’t really feel we’re striving so laborious. And Pluto places us in contact with greater questions than merely our personal private survival.
Pluto remains to be on the very finish of Capricorn, an indication whose concern is taking the issues that we have now and doing one thing with them that may guarantee even better prosperity for us down the highway. Pluto is a monetary planet, and Taurus is a monetary signal. So this is perhaps a great Void-of-Course Moon interval for eager about the way you wish to allocate your sources shifting ahead in order that they are often of better profit to you and maybe to others.
On August eleventh, the Moon in Gemini squares Neptune at 10:27 AM Pacific Time. It’s Void-of-Course for about 5 and a half hours, then enters most cancers at 3:52 PM. You probably have a behavior of juggling many issues on the identical time, speaking quite a bit, taking in numerous media, it is a good Void-of-Course Moon interval to close issues off for a short while. This can be a Friday, so possibly it’s doable to take some time off within the afternoon, get out in nature. In the event you dwell close to water, go and watch the waves or feed the geese, possibly learn a ebook and usually let your thoughts unwind a bit bit and see if you will get off that treadmill of taking in infinite info, even when just for a day.
Venus sq. Uranus (Aug. 9, 2023, 4:08 am PDT)
On August ninth at 4:08 AM Pacific Time, Venus squares Uranus. It’s the second of three squares between Venus and Uranus. The primary was on July 2nd when it was shifting direct. Now this one on August ninth, when it’s retrograde, then it’s going to station direct once more on, I feel it’s September third, and you’ll have another sq. between Venus and Uranus on September 29.
I suppose if I needed to boil Venus sq. Uranus down right into a single phrase, it is perhaps one thing like all that glitters isn’t gold. Venus retrograde has been awakening us to what we really worth and what’s actually necessary to us and about us. Because it makes these squares to Uranus, there’s a bit little bit of awakening that occurs.
Retrograde occasions for Venus are once we’re wanting inside to seek out our personal worth as a substitute of hoping to have it validated from outdoors of us. And when it squares Uranus, possibly we have now a bit little bit of an “aha” second, if you’ll. One thing falls into place for us, one thing that we have now by no means seen earlier than, maybe in the way in which we’re handled by others, in the way in which we regard ourselves, and instantly we get up and are capable of see that sample. And the highly effective factor, after all, about seeing a sample is then we’re in a significantly better place to alter it.
The Sabian image for Uranus at this sq. is, A jewellery store. We’ve talked about that one just a few occasions during the last couple of weeks, and to me it’s an emblem of riches being revealed. Not essentially issues which can be invaluable within the sense that we usually consider them, actually jewels in a jewellery store, however as a substitute the inside qualities of us that actually shine if given half an opportunity.
Mercury trine Jupiter (Aug. 9, 5:47 pm PDT)
Additionally on August ninth at 5:47 PM Pacific Time, Mercury trines Jupiter at 14º31’ Virgo and Taurus. The Sabian image for Mercury is 15 Virgo, A decorative handkerchief. And for Jupiter 15 Taurus, A person muffled up with a rakish silk hat. The attention-grabbing factor to me is that each of those symbols are about dressing up sensible objects.
So with a decorative handkerchief, it’s not essentially one thing like my dad and my uncle used to hold round of their pockets to blow their noses all through the day. This can be a handkerchief with stunning embroidery on it. Perhaps it’s a pocket handkerchief. It truly is far more decorative than it’s sensible and helpful.
Then the person muffled up with a rakish silk hat, which I feel I talked about final week. He’s sporting a really debonair chapeau, however he’s additionally muffled up very virtually in opposition to the weather. So I like that these symbols have that in frequent, and Mercury is in a trine with Jupiter, which speaks of that sort of concord.
Within the issues that you’re engaged on this week or issues that you simply’re speaking about, as a result of Mercury undoubtedly is about speaking, begin out making this stuff as helpful and sensible and straightforward to know as doable. Very primary and really clear. Then you may embellish them. You’ll be able to embroider them, make them extra eye-catching. Make the very staple items very helpful, after which elegant and wonderful.
Solar conjunction with Venus (Aug. 13, 2023, 4:15 am PDT)
On August thirteenth at 4:15 AM Pacific Time, the Solar and Venus come collectively in a fantastic conjunction at 20º28’ Leo. The precise second of the conjunction between one other planet and the Solar is known as cazimi. And when a planet is in that situation, it’s terribly robust. It shines with brilliance.
This can be a second in Venus’ cycle when the center of the Solar combines with the fantastic thing about Venus. That is additionally referred to as the Venus Star Level, and I’ll put a hyperlink within the present notes for a few sources about this. Very attention-grabbing level in Venus’ cycle. I really like the Sabian image for this conjunction 21 Leo, Chickens intoxicated, and it speaks to me of simply being out of our minds intoxicated with love.
With Venus being retrograde in Leo, it’s sort of an invite to fall in love with ourselves over again. I used to be listening to an interview with Arielle Gutman, who’s a specialist within the Venus Star Level. She mentioned the primary 20 days after Venus turns retrograde – and for us, this was again on July 22 0 is about emptying out what has been collected during the last Venus section since she was final retrograde.
So this could be letting go of, I feel specifically with Venus being in Leo, about unfavourable inside chatter and the methods we criticize ourselves and inform ourselves that we’re unfit or we’re not lovable. It’s letting go of that sort of unfavourable inside dialogue. Then as she put it, the cazimi second, the conjunction of Venus and the Solar initiates this shift earlier than the following section begins.
Check out the home in your delivery chart the place 20º28’ Leo falls. That tells us the world of your life the place you might be doing this technique of self-examination and of letting go of what’s not loving, so to make room for the issues you could actually admire and that may fill your life with love.
The conjunction of the Solar and Venus repeats close to the identical diploma of the identical signal about each eight years. So the final time we had Solar conjunct Venus, close to this diploma was August fifteenth, 2015 at 22º39’ Leo. This tells us there may be probably some connection for you now to that time frame, or possibly you might be studying a unique side of an analogous lesson.
Listener Query: Venus retrograde loopholes?
on this week’s Listener query. Listener. Dora asks By way of SpeakPipe:
Dora: Hiya, April. Right here’s a query about Venus retrograde. Now, supposedly one shouldn’t make large buys throughout this era. How about shopping for issues on sale or secondhand? Would the retrograde imply that after Venus strikes ahead, once more, no matter to procure won’t end up be pretty much as good as you as soon as thought it was. Because it’s speculated to be a great time for folks to have a storage sale or unload issues they don’t want anymore, couldn’t that somebody benefit from that and purchase issues that will show to be like nice buys.
April: Thanks once more, Dora. Thanks for that query. I wish to start with just a bit little bit of a recap about Venus retrograde and why we advise in opposition to making necessary purchases at these occasions.
I feel that when a planet is retrograde, it’s not that there’s something inherently unfavourable about it, however what it does imply is we might not have the entire details about issues associated to that planet. Amongst different issues, Venus guidelines cash and purchases. So when you’re buying one thing, it may imply that there’s one thing about it that’s going to finish up making it not precisely acceptable on your use, or actually, even faulty.
In order that’s why we typically advise in opposition to making necessary purchases when Venus is retrograde. If it’s one thing small, if it’s one thing cheap, what the heck? In the event you want it, you want it. That is extra about actually giant, necessary, costly purchases like a home or a automobile, or renovating your home.
Now some folks assume that we are able to kind of circumvent this recommendation if we’re shopping for one thing that has been used earlier than or changing one thing that we have already got. There is perhaps one thing to that, though I’m not 100% satisfied. But when there’s something that you simply want only for a short while while you don’t have to pay for the perfect, properly, possibly it is a good time to make use of one thing for a short time as a substitute of it ending up in a landfill someplace. One thing that’s discounted simply in and of itself, doesn’t essentially match the entire symbolism of Venus retrograde; provided that its new worth extra precisely displays its worth as a result of that’s the concept of the Venus retrograde section as I perceive it, is to make worth and worth a bit extra congruent.
Once more, my considered Venus retrograde is that it’s a troublesome time for purchases as a result of we’d overlook one thing about what we’re shopping for. So that you would possibly purchase one thing that’s closely discounted you could’t return, after which discover that it really simply doesn’t work that properly, or it isn’t proper on your makes use of, or it has some defect that you simply didn’t discover.
My basic instance is a pal of mine who purchased a condominium whereas Venus was retrograde, regardless of my most strenuous admonishments. It was an condo conversion and inside a 12 months or two, I feel, he found a horrible mildew downside. And in reality, your entire condo complicated, condominium complicated, ended up having to be shut down. They couldn’t actually remediate the mildew, uh, sufficiently. In order that’s simply an instance of shopping for one thing whereas Venus is retrograde that has maybe one thing occurring with it that you simply don’t learn about. There’s no approach they might have identified about that, the folks that purchased these condos. So, however that’s why for a very large funding, it actually isn’t one of the best time to make a purchase order.
Now, one thing that you simply purchase at a yard sale possibly finally ends up being one thing that you simply don’t like or doesn’t work properly for its goal. The worst that may occur is possibly it results in your individual yard sale pile later, otherwise you donate it to charity or no matter you would possibly do. I’d say it’s unlikely that you simply’ll be any happier with a purchase order that’s made out of a secondhand supply or on sale, however you definitely have much less to lose.
So nonetheless, my suggestion can be to do your easiest to make do with what you’ve already acquired. Venus will probably be direct on September third. It’s not that distant now, so if there’s something cheap that you actually need to have earlier than that, positive, go forward and search for it on sale. Search for it in a charity store or a yard sale. Simply don’t count on it to essentially be one thing that you’ll want to maintain onto ceaselessly.
Thanks, Dora, once more for that query. I hope the reply was useful.
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