Sunday, July 23, 2017

Follow the Moon: Forecast for July 23 - July 29

By now you’ve undoubtedly heard that there is a great big solar eclipse happening August 21. It’s been coined the Great American Eclipse because the eclipse path of totality will move in a narrow band across the U.S. from Oregon to South Carolina. This eclipse is rather a big deal. Astrological lore says that eclipses, which happen a minimum of twice a year, are potent when they make an aspect to a chart but are most potent in the location where they can be viewed. It isn’t often a total eclipse can be seen over this much land and even more rare that it will be viewed from so much of the U.S.

Here is what Fred Espenak, an eclipse expert who worked for NASA, says about this rare opportunity to see a total solar eclipse in the U.S.:

“If we only count total eclipses visible from the lower 48 states, we have 4 eclipses from 1951 to 2000, and 4 more from 2001 to 2050. Put another way, there are 8 chances to view a total eclipse from the USA in the period spanning just over a single lifetime.” 

(Also on this site are maps showing eclipse paths from 1951 to 2045 The next total eclipse to go over a large swath of the U.S. occurs in 2024.)

Eclipses stoke our imaginations. They evoke wonder and a little dread when the light of the Sun is extinguished. Something important seems to be happening. People want to know what it means. We begin to tell stories, look at patterns, find correspondences, and create meaning. This was true at the dawn of time. It is still true. I want to use this moment of wondering to set mindful intention to work with the unique opportunities offered by totality. The eclipse happens at next month’s New Moon on August 21, but the work begins this month. And that is because there will be two Leo New Moons this year. One occurs on July 23 and the next on August 21. The Leo New Moon of July 23 sets the stage for the magic of the next New Moon of totality.

Eclipses are magical. An eclipse is a potent opportunity to shed or transform the past in a moment’s time. The sudden darkness is a cauldron of transformation. Ordinary life is paused, whether we choose it or not, and something new is born in the odd darkness. When the light returns, we are on our way, traveling new paths, seeing life through new eyes. The Sun is the guide to magical intention for this Leo Eclipse. The Sun will be eclipsed in the sign that is ruled by the Sun. The Sun and the sign Leo represent the very essence of selfhood. Through following the next two Leo Moons, we can unpack issues around ego, self-worth, and creativity. We can compost outworn ideas of isolation and scarcity. We can remember that the Sun is our star and we are made of stars meant to shine together.

I’ve been thinking about right-sizedness lately. What does it mean to have a right-sized ego, a right-sized sense of myself, a right-sized relationship to my gifts and challenges? I long for clarity around my size and impact. This balanced sense of self seems key to integrity. It seems key to turning around the ways we’ve inflated individualism to the point that we may destroy our environment before we admit we are in interdependent relationship with all beings. A moment of humility could help us find correct action. A moment of pride could help us remember we are conduits of illumination. This Leo lunar cycle I plant the seeds of right-sizedness, to know my worth and be responsible for my impact.


Moon enters Leo 3:33 am CDT
July 23—New Moon: Seeding. The New Moon occurs at 0 degrees Leo. This first moment of a sign epitomizes the pure potential of any New Moon. We plant possibilities now to be further transformed through the total eclipse of the Sun at the next New Moon. Perhaps you sense that we are standing at the brink of change and possibilities. What will you dedicate yourself to at this time? There is a certain amount of risk involved. With eclipses you never know what you will get, but the potential is great. Leo rules the heart. This is a time to invoke wholeheartedness, even if it is risky. Mars in Leo conjoins the Moon and Sun adding a willingness to risk. Leo is a risk-loving sign anyway. This lunar cycle is an opportunity to study energy, what adds life and joy, what takes it away. Sometimes we resort to risky behavior in order to feel alive again. What else kindles your aliveness? What kind of risk is worth taking?

At this New Moon, Venus in Gemini opposes Saturn in Sagittarius. Venus sociability meets Saturn stoicism. Judgment can obstruct connection on one hand. On the other hand, we are evaluating our connections to see which have real value. Feeling squashed by judgment interferes with the wholeheartedness of this Leo New Moon. Saturn has a job to do and this influence right now is important. Saturn will turn direct during this lunar cycle. After that, Saturn continues through the rest of its transit through Sagittarius until entering Capricorn in December. We get to reflect on what we have learned from Saturn over the past two years. Saturn has challenged Sagittarian desires for freedom, but has also given us the gift of discernment about truth and values. We can turn that discerning eye to our relationships this lunar cycle. What is true? What supports meaning? What diminishes it?

Dates that trigger the eclipse. Mercury plays an important role in this lunar cycle that leads to a solar eclipse on August 21. Mercury may be the trigger for unexpected events, which are associated with eclipses. On July 24, the day after the New Moon, Mercury reaches 28 degrees Leo, the degree of the solar eclipse and the degree where Mercury will station direct on September 5. Mercury turns retrograde at 11 Virgo on August 12. Tomorrow, Mercury not only triggers the eclipse degree but enters the pre-retrograde “shadow zone,” during which we begin to feel the disorienting effects of Mercury’s impending retrograde. Mars reaches the eclipse degree on September 2 and makes a trine to revolutionary Uranus in Aries at the same time. Mars and retrograding Mercury conjoin at the eclipse degree on September 3. We might very well be feeling the effects of the eclipse when Venus reaches the eclipse degree on September 18. If a spell is a prayer backed by action, the spell we begin at this eclipse will reverberate through these moments.

There are no guarantees that the desires we infuse with this magic will manifest in the ways we can envision now. Within the fertile darkness of an eclipse, undreamed of options will arise. Eclipses impact people who are not paying attention as well. Because the path of totality covers the U.S., shifts are coming to this nation. I am quite interested in how this eclipse will impact Donald Trump whose Mars and Ascendant are very near the eclipse degree. As they say, stayed tuned. And stay open.

Moon in Leo
Monday, July 24.
Mercury reaches the August 21st eclipse degree, which also happens to be the degree Mercury will station direct after turning retrograde on August 12. Pay attention to mercurial messages that could foretell what effects this eclipse may have on you. Under this New Moon phase of the lunar cycle, dream about the seeds you wish to plant in Leo’s soil. Venus in Gemini opposes Saturn in Sagittarius. We can use the discernment of Saturn in Sagittarius to evaluate our relationships, not only to people, but to values as well. Venus in this sign encourages curiosity. Perhaps Saturn is challenging us to take curiosity to the next level. What does that mean to you? Most likely you are chomping at the bit to create change. Mercury at the eclipse degree is making a trine to Uranus in Aries. This revolutionizing influence is curiously softened by empathy and compassion as Mercury also makes a quincunx to Chiron in Pisces. Don’t hold back the feelings, they may help us make the breakthroughs we need.

Moon enters Virgo 5:32 am CDT
Tuesday, July 25.
The Moon and Mercury enter Virgo today. This reinforces Virgo influence. Mercury, as the ruler of Virgo, makes a strong impact. We look at our harvests. We begin to notice that this growing season has taken a shift and look to making improvements or creating order so we can enjoy the outcome of work. You may notice an uptick in nervous energy as we get the first inkling that our lives need our attention right now. How will you honor your work and this season of ripening into fullness? Mercury is preparing the retrograde road and will be returning to this spot in the zodiac on August 31 and September 9. We are weaving a pattern into our lives.

Moon in Virgo
July 26—Crescent Moon: Germinating.
Under this phase of the Moon our lunar intentions take flight. We feel this energy even more at this time due to the conjoining of Mars and the Sun in Leo. A two-year cycle of Sun/Mars energy begins with this transit. Think of it as the new moon phase of Mars impact. Mars represents will, passion, energy, and anger. We can use this charged moment to feed our lunar intentions. Leo teaches us about the gifts of fire. Fire can bring uplift and transformation. It infuses our lives with joyful participation, it helps renew flagging energy, and illuminates what we truly desire. Fire gives life just as the Sun, Leo’s ruler, gives life. This phase and transit is a wonderful opportunity to cultivate the tools that help us rekindle our fires. It is important to notice what energy looks and feels like to you. This is less mysterious than you might think. Energy is what gets noticed first. Are you drawn or repelled? Are you excited or bored? Is it an effort to move your body or is there ease and excitement about moving even a little? We can begin to notice what helps us have more energy. And even further, can cultivate the type of energy that supports our intentions. Be inquisitive about energy today.

For instance, what will we notice about the energy of the Moon in Virgo today? This mutable earth sign is actively integrating pragmatic discernment. A square between the Moon and Saturn in Sagittarius may feel like a lot of pressure to get it right. Virgo’s gift is order and devotion. Virgo’s shadow is perfectionism. Notice the difference between these qualities in your expectations.

Moon enters Libra 10:37 am CDT
Thursday, July 27.
Find time for beauty today. The Moon moves into Libra creating an encouraging sextile to the Sun and Mars in Leo. Let the beauty you love move you to create. Let go of self-limiting beliefs about art and artistry. What if we feed the interconnected web of relationship with acts of beauty? What if this isn’t considered a nice treat but an essential part of life? Like food. Like shelter. Let’s step up. Beauty as guide informs our choices, helping us to remember balance and impact. The scales of Libra’s Moon helps us with the Leo intention of living right-sized—mindful of impact and responsible for sharing our creative gifts freely.

Moon in Libra
Friday, July 28.
Notice the large forces in your life that challenge your sense of balance. The Moon in Libra conjoins Jupiter in Libra and then makes a square to Pluto in Capricorn. Next week, Jupiter and Pluto make an exact square with each other. Think back to November 2016 when Jupiter and Pluto made the first square to recall the intensity of this transit. For instance, remember the reaction when Trump got elected? These two planets influenced awareness about how the election was a challenge to justice and right-relationship, not to mention survival of the planet. We sense into another moment of how important our choices are right now.

Moon enters Scorpio 7:23 pm CDT
Saturday, July 29.
A few days ago, I invited you to notice energy. What are you noticing about the pressure to be actively instigating change? Sometimes the pressure is so intense, we shut down. That is OK to notice too. Perhaps our bodies are telling us something about pressure and about change. Where can you place yourself where you feel the desire to create change but don’t freeze when you entertain the idea of backing that desire with action? That is a sweet spot. Literally. Move into that. Be the change and be alive in joy. The Moon in Libra for most of the day encourages balance and sensitivity to imbalances. As the Moon opposes Uranus in Aries, we may also be aware that some things need to change. Changing our response to pressure is enormous.

About these forecasts: Through following the Moon, the planets, and the wisdom of the seasons and signs, my goal is to offer a useful practice of mindfulness and intention for the thoughtful seeker.

Contact Teri at teri@starsdanceastrology.com and visit her website at www.starsdanceastrology.com to book a reading of your chart. Follow the Starsdance Astrology page on Facebook to receive these forecasts daily and learn of other offers and events.


Friday, July 14, 2017

Follow the Moon: Forecast for July 16, 2017 - July 22

Moon in Aries
July 16—Last Quarter Moon: Re-seeding. I have this idea that water signs are built for receding. Let me explain. That doesn’t mean that water signs don’t move forward or take initiative or explore new ground, but I mean that water signs have a natural instinct about flowing forward and flowing back, like the tides. They can’t help it. That is what water does. This lunar cycle, seeded in the water sign of Cancer, is now waning and we may notice that we are looking to pull back even while external events seem to ask us to engage and push forward. This internal stress could be a challenge. It may help to notice the riptides within and honor where you are and what you need.

My short key phrase for the Moon in a natal chart is that it represents what we need. The Moon rules Cancer and so we should be paying particular attention to needs this lunar cycle. What is the Moon telling you? This type of emotional intelligence, knowing what we need, is one of the gifts of following the Moon this cycle and all lunar cycles. The Moon tells us that needs shift, tides come in and go out, it is OK to be fluid. In fact, it is necessary (another word related to need). This type of fluidity requires an adept level of perception. It encourages us to be present and focused on the here and now. We have no idea what the future actually holds for us. The best we can do is develop skills for being in this moment. Emotional flexibility is a tool for that.

We are going to need this tool, this week. Strong and stressful aspects may try to pull us off center. Change is present. The Moon in Aries is quick to react. We can become impulsive if we don’t pay attention. Today, the Moon conjoins the planet of change, Uranus. Tomorrow, Mars in Cancer will form an exact square to Uranus. Today, the Moon may activate that transit. Mars square Uranus is one of those energy signatures that warn about abrupt change and being alert to mishaps. Material, kept in the dark, is released by Mercury in Leo’s quincunx aspect to Pluto in Capricorn. In a flash, shadows are illuminated. Given the volatile nature of Moon, Mars, and Uranus in combination, we may see events begin to cascade to a foregone conclusion. Remembering the wisdom of water, how do you choose to respond?

Moon enters Taurus 12:04 am CDT
Monday, July 17.
We may be swept away by beauty today. This version of beauty involves what we can learn, teach, and communicate. Venus in Gemini makes a square aspect to Neptune in Pisces. We are drawn to people who are curious. We are drawn to expanding beyond. The nature of the square presents a challenge. This may come in the form of fantasy or escapism. It might also come in the form of disappointment or cynicism. As we observe our patterns, we can turn towards hopeful possibility. Through loss we begin to gain meaning. Beauty is the activator. The Moon in Venus-ruled Taurus enhances this theme and helps us set firm boundaries around our dreams. The interplay between the Moon, Venus, and Neptune set the stage for another important influence today, a dynamic square between Mars in Cancer and Uranus in Aries. Cancer brings out the nurturer in Mars. Uranus in Aries stirs our passions with the intention to instigate change. Perhaps we get angry about the healthcare bill. Perhaps we are moved to action because we care deeply about others. Perhaps we are anxious about change in our lives. Take a breath before making decisions. What are you feeling? How does water lead you to a deeper place of connection?

Moon in Taurus
Tuesday, July 18.
Opportunities come through connection. These connections may be social or mental. How does one idea lead to another? How does a chance encounter lead to a moment of fate? How do our connections expand from minor associations to significant relationships? Be prepared for synchronistic opportunities as Venus in Gemini makes a trine to Jupiter in Libra. Be ready to say, Yes. Another kind of connection comes from the heart. Mars in Cancer forms a trine to Chiron in Pisces. Connection is vulnerability. We may find the courage to be vulnerable with each other. The Moon in Taurus serves as an anchor if we feel overwhelmed. Our bodies hold wisdom and may help us move into more connection and opportunity.

Moon enters Gemini 2:31 am CDT
July 19—Balsamic Moon: Composting.
"If you have come here to help me, then you are wasting your time…But if you have come because your liberation is bound up with mine, then let us work together."
-- Aboriginal activists group, Queensland, 1970s.

At the Cancer New Moon, this quote inspired me to notice and enhance my awareness of interconnectivity. Cancer, informed by emotion, turns towards others to help and nurture. Perhaps the lesson of this lunar cycle has been that there is no simply nurturing of others or of self. We must tend to the whole web of interbeing to move us towards real change. Through relationship we must nurture and care for us. Cancer is the sign of the family. Perhaps we are learning to expand this notion of family to mean larger and more complex relationships.

As the Moon moves into Gemini, we notice and long for more and more connection. Gemini is the pollinator energy of the zodiac. Even as this lunar cycle begins to wind down, we are spreading the seeds of possibility. The ruler of Gemini, Mercury (in Leo), makes a harmonious trine aspect to Saturn in another fire sign, Sagittarius. This is a great influence for creative ideas that have structure and longevity. Imagine you’ve been on a journey since the New Moon of June 23. Just now, we see the journey of disparate events and emotions as a cohesive lesson about understanding self and others. Dare to believe your creativity matters.

Moon in Gemini
Thursday, July 20.
Mars moves from Cancer to Leo today. You may have been thinking the summer has not been as much fun as you deserve. Well, here is your chance to change that. We aren’t done with the Cancer lunar cycle, but the new infusion of energy from Leo will help us get perspective on where we’ve been in this cycle. Mars leaps ahead. Embrace your creativity. Embrace the flow of life force energy. We are reaching the peak of summer in the Northern Hemisphere. Let the Sun feed every cell. The momentum of change is vastly reinforced (maybe too much so) by a square between the Sun in Cancer and Uranus in Aries. Square aspects provoke change through tension or aggravation. Don’t resist change but make the best possible choices you can. Move on. There’s another significant influence today. Venus in Gemini makes a puzzling quincunx to Pluto in Capricorn. There’s a trickster element to this connection. Impishly we undermine entrenched power systems. Discover the power of light-heartedness.

Moon enters Cancer 3:09 am CDT
Friday, July 21.
Take time to notice the contrast between water and fire during the last two days of the Cancer lunar cycle. Already we feel an upsurge of Leo (fire sign) energy. Mars entered that sign yesterday and the Sun will tomorrow. Water’s influence today comes from the Sun in Cancer (water) forming a trine to Chiron in Pisces (water). Chiron influence may feel initiatory. Where has the journey of heart and emotion taken you in this lunar cycle? Take a moment to honor every emotion, especially the ones you might feel bad about having. Emotions encode memories, hopes, and dreams. I believe they also encode healing. I am reminded of the Rilke quote, “Let everything happen to you … No feeling is final.” No feeling is final, but every feeling can be a teacher and a healer. And if we aren’t ready, then we let them go. There will be more opportunities.

Moon enters Cancer 1:33 am CDT
Saturday, July 22.
 Sun enters Leo. Tomorrow’s New Moon occurs in the first degree of Leo. Due to the early degree, the next New Moon will be in Leo, too. That one will be a solar eclipse. Much change is in the air. We might feel excited by this prospect today as the Sun makes it entrance into the fixed fire sign. The Sun is the generous life giver of our solar system and the Sun rules Leo. Everyone has a Sun described in our natal charts by our Sun sign. Each of us has a Sun and is a Sun, possessing creative potential and the solar generosity that shares light with all. With two lunar cycles seeded in Leo, we have the opportunity to set powerful intention around the ways we do both things, create and share. To prepare for that work, take today to let emotional awareness seep into your cells. The Moon is doing some heavy lifting with a square to Jupiter in Libra and an opposition to Pluto in Capricorn. We want to purge the things holding us back from authentic relationship based upon justice and equity. Notice that desire and the passion that backs it. That is water. 

About these forecasts: Through following the Moon, the planets, and the wisdom of the seasons and signs, my goal is to offer a useful practice of mindfulness and intention for the thoughtful seeker. 

*For more context about this lunar cycle, read the introduction to the Cancer New Moon here 

Contact Teri at teri@starsdanceastrology.com and visit her website at www.starsdanceastrology.com to book a reading of your chart. Follow the Starsdance Astrology page on Facebook to receive these forecasts daily and learn of other offers and events.


Saturday, July 8, 2017

Follow the Moon: Forecast for July 8, 2017 - July 15

Moon in Capricorn
Saturday, July 8. (
In some time zones in the U.S., the Full Moon occurs today. I calculate lunation charts for Washington, D.C. where the Full Moon occurs just after midnight on July 9). As we feel the Full Moon approaching, you might notice extremes in your life. A Full Moon can feel that way since the Moon and Sun are as far apart as they can get right now. If you planted a seed of intention at the New Moon in Cancer on June 23, you might be having a hard time connecting to it. A lot of water and emotion may have shifted the moorings. Can we let that be OK even as we honor that this is part of the dedication to water? Notice where you are. Notice the messages you give yourself about success and failure. These tend to come up under Capricorn influence (where the Moon is today.)

If you are feeling stuck or overwhelmed, ask yourself: What do I need to place within the protective arms of Cancer? What am I nurturing through these challenging times? How might I honor the process? I renew my intention for this lunar cycle as I invite water to teach me how to nurture our interconnections and be nurtured by them.

Moon in Capricorn
July 9—Full Moon: Blossoming. During this Cancer lunar cycle I’ve been thinking how emotions are teachers. I’ve been wondering if my feelings can help me recover awareness of interconnection and interdependence—something research tells us is crucial for human survival. This Cancer lunar cycle has created a space to be held in our emotions. That image sounds lovely, comforting, supportive. But that may not be your experience of this lunar cycle so far. Cancer is holding this space to feel what we feel, but it might take everything we’ve got to stay in that space. Emotions are messy and they definitely hurt sometimes. I know I have stepped in and out. Feelings are arising but I’m not always comfortable with them. How ‘bout you?

A Full Moon often feels expansively emotional. This Full Moon will probably fit that description due to an intense conjoining of Mars with the Sun in Cancer and Pluto with the Moon in Capricorn. Mars and Pluto have a way of getting to the heart of the matter. It takes a bit of courage, but it is possible to see the root causes of fear and defensiveness. It is too easy to project onto others at this time. To truly transform, we may need to be with our own feelings for a while, asking ourselves: Why this? Why now? But be gentle with yourself as you listen. Mars, even in a softy sign like Cancer, can provoke heroic efforts. This muscular approach to emotion may only serve to shut down awareness of what is happening in our hearts. With Pluto involved threats seem very real, and perhaps they are.

As the opposite sign in the zodiac, Capricorn is the balance and mirror for Cancer. If Cancer is the unconditional nurturer, Capricorn is the parent that holds us accountable. Both signs build a supportive structure for growth to happen. Capricorn’s structure is solid. Cancer’s is fluid. What is the balance point between a fluid state and a solid state? Too much earth and we risk cutting off the softening powers of emotion. Too much water and we risk dissolving completely. This Full Moon is a good time to notice where you need structure and where you need flow.

Mars is action-oriented. In Cancer, Mars desires to connect, nurture, and protect. At the Full Moon, Mars is challenged by Saturn in Sagittarius to get it right. The quincunx aspect between these two planets gives a paradoxical twist to how we build our nurturing structures. Sagittarius desires freedom. This sign values truth more than comfort, one of Cancer’s desires. Integration is non-binary. Notice the pull in many directions as we absorb Mars’ and Saturn’s dialog. The best type of meaning to discover under this influence may be the value emotion gives to truth.

It may be a few days before we settle into the truth of this Full Moon. I wonder what happens if we hold the intention of honoring interconnectedness as we encounter waves of emotion? How does that shift our experiences?

Moon enters Aquarius 12:35 am CDT
Monday, July 10.
It might feel like our minds are at odds with our emotions. It can be difficult to hold equal space for both. The Aquarius Moon is better at abstract thinking than it is at emotional sensitivity. You may notice a disconnect today if you were expecting intimate vulnerability and get a slew of ideas instead. The Moon first makes a trine to Venus in Gemini, stimulating ideas and social contact. Then, the Moon opposes Mercury in Leo. Hurt feelings could come from under-appreciation. Hurt feelings could lead to miscommunication. Even if you don’t want to, remember that empathy reinforces interconnection and interconnection helps everyone thrive.

Moon in Aquarius
Tuesday, July 11.
Constructive ideas and conversations are favored today. Don’t expect interactions to be very sensitive.  It can feel like the more we stay in the realm of thought, the better. The Aquarius Moon likes that. The Moon makes a trine to Jupiter in another air sign, Libra, and then makes a sextile to Saturn in Sagittarius. Pay attention to the things that capture your imagination today. You can build on this fascination later.

Moon enters Pisces 10:51 am CDT
July 12—Disseminating Moon: Fruiting. We’ve had a chance to dry out the last couple of days. The Aquarius Moon encouraged stepping back from emotion to imagine how we are connected through our thoughts and ideals. With that perspective, what are you learning about emotion and interconnectedness this lunar cycle? This phase of the Moon supports harvesting the benefits we’ve gained from mindful intention and sharing them with others. With the Moon moving into Pisces, a very fluid and sensitive water sign, we may want to extend that sharing impulse into service work. Don’t resist the impulse to expand through emotion into connection. Pisces influence makes this easy and provides the necessary insight for completion of this lunar cycle dedicated to emotional insight and learning.
The only aspect today occurs in the morning before the Moon moves into Pisces: a sextile between the Moon in Aquarius and Uranus in Aries. Yes, indeed. Air gives us space to feel more. We are refreshed by energized thought. Time to move on.

Moon in Pisces
Thursday, July 13.
A yod aspect pattern points us to the lessons of integration. Jupiter in Libra makes a sextile to Mercury in Leo while both make a quincunx aspect to the conjunction of Moon and Neptune in Pisces. Yods must integrate planets in signs that are strange to each other, and so the prevailing tone is about integrating paradox. Our challenges push us to new understandings. The paradox here is about Piscean surrender, openness, and compassion in a world that is moving quickly, compartmentalizing people and ideas, and concerned with equity and justice. How do we cross boundaries into connection when our differences have never been more apparent? When under stress, Pisces influence can call up memories of trauma. Be gentle with yourself today and tomorrow. Even when we can’t see it, we are interconnected. Find your anchoring connection.

Moon enters Aries 6:52 pm CDT
Friday, July 14.
Yesterday, I wrote about a yod aspect pattern that is in place right now. The Moon has moved off the pattern but the remaining planets are almost exact. Yods provoke breakthroughs when we integrate paradox and contrasts. Neptune in Pisces at the apex of the triangle represents what we need to integrate into the flowing connection between Jupiter in Libra and Mercury in Leo. Ideas, passion for creativity, and activism are strong. What may be missing and hard to find, is a greater connection to the whole. We may be asked to sacrifice a cherished idea in order to make our work larger. The potential to make an impact that reaches many hearts is great. But we might not succeed. Neptune also teaches through disappointments and loss. Another challenging transit puts on the pressure if we aren’t feeling effective. A quincunx aspect between The Sun in Cancer and Saturn in Sagittarius could feel discouraging. Watch out for piercing criticism. Notice how much you give yourself. Since we are all sensitive today, try to offer critique to others that accounts for these feelings that the stakes are high. Honor your ambitions and accept your imperfections.

Moon in Aries
Saturday, July 15.
The last few days have felt like a series of contrasting events and feelings. Perhaps you feel discouraged. Perhaps you feel confused. Notice emotion. With the Moon in Aries, the impulse may be to act forcefully to move away from these emotions. Anger may be a sign that you need to pay more attention. The challenge is to be still enough to notice what we are feeling. What does water teach you about your state of being right now? This Cancer lunar cycle still has plenty of lessons for us. Venus in Gemini and Mercury in Leo invite us to be creative about expressing deeper emotional experiences. We are asked to be alchemists blending air and fire with water. Earth influence is needed to complete the whole. Find your ground. Slow down. Honor emotion. Express yourself.

About these forecasts: Through following the Moon, the planets, and the wisdom of the seasons and signs, my goal is to offer a useful practice of mindfulness and intention for the thoughtful seeker. 

*For more context about this lunar cycle, read the introduction to the Cancer New Moon here 

Contact Teri at teri@starsdanceastrology.com and visit her website at www.starsdanceastrology.com to book a reading of your chart. Follow the Starsdance Astrology page on Facebook to receive these forecasts daily and learn of other offers and events.


Thursday, June 29, 2017

Follow the Moon: June 30, 2017 - July 7

Moon enters Libra 2:02 am CDT
June 30—First Quarter Moon: Sprouting. What does the absence of emotion feel like? How does a lack of connection feel? Emotions can be unwelcomed at times but are still essential for connection and meaning. This Cancer lunar cycle has offered big emotional experiences. I am wondering if you’ve been able to let them seep in a little deeper? As a water sign, Cancer’s meaning and method is best accessed through sensing into water’s wisdom. What I’ve noticed is that I can be swimming in a sea of water and still be dry as bone. Something’s not letting me open enough to feel that water’s presence. Being in the sea, but disconnected from it, is one of the loneliest experiences I can imagine. This is a state of being I hope to turn around a bit more in this Cancer lunar cycle.

We are meant to be connected. A friend on Facebook recently shared an interview with Dr. Gabor Mate´, who is an expert on addiction and trauma. This stood out:

“… our true nature is to be connected. In fact, if that wasn’t our true nature, there would be no human beings. The human species—or any species—could not evolve without being grounded in their bodies. You couldn’t have a bunch of intellectuals walking around out there in the wild, wondering in an abstract sense about the meaning of life, when there’s a saber-toothed tiger lurking behind the next bush.

It’s not an automatic outcome of living in the world that we should become disconnected. It’s a product of a certain way of life and a certain way of parenting and certain childhood experiences, where it becomes too painful to stay connected so disconnection becomes a defense.”

Disconnection is a defense. We are not taught how to reconnect. We are taught to be rugged individualists, and so, some of us may act like dry clods sinking to the bottom of the sea before we remember we can float. Connection is the lifeline. Water may help us remember.

If you are like me, you have to remind yourself to value your emotions. You may even have to ferret them out. Just what am I feeling? Life can get busy and emotions seem to be a distraction. This is a warning for me to reconnect. During this first quarter phase, we are challenged to push harder against inertia. If that inertia is deadened emotion, then perhaps that is where we need to push, not aggressively, just persistently.

Chiron in Pisces stations retrograde today. The Wounded Healer stands as a guide and gateway to our deeper emotions. This healer is offering connection through the undifferentiated waters of Pisces. Your pain is my pain. Perhaps we can also feel into the empathy of joy, love, or beauty. This reminds me of “Sense8,” the Netflix series about another human species who share sensation and emotion across distances. Chiron in Pisces could be the author of that idea. Chiron continues moving retrograde until December. We have the opportunity to back up and reconnect emotionally.

The Moon moving into Libra this evening begins the exploration of relationship. Tomorrow, tense aspects may have us questioning them again. Notice your impulse. Even when relationships are challenging, they are essential to remaining connected and interdependent. What needs to change in yours?

Moon in Libra
Saturday, July 1.
Our muscles are predominantly made of water—79% according to the Journal of Biological Chemistry. Think about water’s muscular force today as the Moon in Libra activates a challenging t-square aspect pattern. The Moon conjoins Jupiter and makes a square to Mars in Cancer and to both Mercury and Pluto in Capricorn. Today, and tomorrow, the exact opposition of Mars and Pluto could evoke muscular reactions. The Moon, Jupiter and Mercury act as amplifiers for this tense opposition. We could feel like we’ve had enough. Oppositions show us when a situation has reached an extreme and we must begin to reconcile contradictions. Mars and Pluto contacts can be violent. They can also be incredibly transformative. Mars is the champion of this Cancer lunar cycle. We may be pushed to fight for the protection of things dear to us. We might notice extreme defensiveness. We have the opportunity to let emotion carry us through to transformation. This is a powerful but unstable day.

Moon enters Scorpio 11:59 am CDT
Sunday, July 2.
If it felt like conflict was building to a head yesterday, we might see it boil over today. Two transits are exacerbating tensions. Mars in Cancer opposes Pluto in Capricorn, and Mercury in Cancer makes a quincunx to Saturn in Sagittarius. We may feel a need to strongly defend our emotional truths. Possibly, past trauma influences the choices we think we have. It’s not that we are wrong about seeing our options, but we may not see the whole picture due to a powerful need for safety and control. If you feel trapped by circumstances, try to take a moment to remember connections. What are your tools? They can be subtle. What reminds you that whatever is present is not permanent? What reminds you that there is beauty? When the Moon moves into Scorpio, we feel intensely any dishonesty within or around us. What needs to be released?

Moon in Scorpio
Monday, July 3.
Water is the challenger and the healer this Cancer lunar cycle. The last couple of days may have been challenging. Today may be healing. Venus in Taurus forms a sextile aspect to Chiron in Pisces. In this form, Venus may provide solace through the beauty of the Earth, skilled healers, sensual delights, and the pleasures of slowing down. Our hearts need comfort. A grand water trine aspect pattern flows through the day. The water of the Sun in Cancer meets the water of the Scorpio Moon, which also meets the water of Neptune in Pisces. Take this as an opportunity to soften, open, and listen.

Moon in Scorpio
July 4—Gibbous Moon: Budding. The U.S. has a Cancer birth chart. It is easy to explain U.S. nationalism and protectionism under this influence. Perhaps as a country we need to let water soften defensive stances to better embrace interconnection and interdependence. Rugged individualism is a dead myth. Imagine a network of roots that support the whole forest, not just one tree. This is what happens in nature. May the work we do personally to remember our interconnections translate to a collective awakening in this country and the world.

Revolution is on our minds, with Mercury in Cancer making a square to Uranus in Aries. In combination, these planets are eager to break old patterns. Sometimes this can be uncomfortable when it means changing our minds about a cherished ideal. Venus moves into Gemini today making us more likely to be curious about seeing where new ideas take us. Water and emotions are the primary teachers of this lunar cycle. How can these qualities help us expand, change, and connect?

For the second time in recent weeks, Jupiter in Libra makes a curious quincunx to Neptune in Pisces. Fluidity meets entrenched ideas about belief. Is it better to adapt or stand firm? Both options have their drawbacks and worth. What is the paradox revealing to you? Connection and balance are qualities to incorporate into the equation.

Moon enters Sagittarius 12:08 am CDT
Wednesday, July 5.
If this lunar cycle is about emotion leading to more connection, then this will be one of the peak days of this lunation. The Sun in Cancer forms a trine to Neptune in Pisces and a square to Jupiter in Libra. Let the barriers dissolve. These only provide false protection anyway. Dare to believe that our hearts can support a more just world. Mercury makes a final aspect from Cancer (a trine to Chiron in Pisces) before entering Leo today. As the messenger god, Mercury brings insight about our shared wounds and hopes for healing. Under these influences, the Moon in Sagittarius points us to idealistic expansion.

Moon in Sagittarius
Thursday, July 6.
Perhaps you are noticing high expectations for yourself this lunar cycle. Perhaps you feel on the verge of new understanding. The lunar cycle is building to the Full Moon release on July 8 and it is normal to feel expectant under this influence. The Moon in Sagittarius also conjoins Saturn, giving us good reason to believe that with a little more effort, we can achieve something special. The focus is on belief and meaning. Intention is 75 percent of magic. The rest is persistence. What is your intention? What magic will you commit to?

Moon enters Capricorn 12:44 pm CDT
Friday, July 7.
Mercury and Venus recently entered new signs, more extroverted signs— Gemini for Venus and Leo for Mercury. Today they join hands through a sextile aspect to give a boost to our day. Under this influence we enjoy social activities and also creative pursuits. These planets bring out the fun-loving side to the Capricorn Moon. When Capricorn puts on their party hats, we really get down. Let loose.

About these forecasts: Through following the Moon, the planets, and the wisdom of the seasons and signs, my goal is to offer a useful practice of mindfulness and intention for the thoughtful seeker. 

*For more context about this lunar cycle, read the introduction to the Cancer New Moon here 

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Friday, June 23, 2017

Follow the Moon: Forecast for June 23, 2017 - June 29

Moon enters Cancer 5:07 pm CDT
June 23—New Moon: Seeding.

I’ve always thought Cancer’s glyph looked like two arms creating a circle of nurturance. The soft curves make a nest holding space for what needs support. I know they are supposed to be crab claws. That’s another side to Cancer. This sign is fierce and dedicated to providing protected space for life to grow. I step into that space as I open to my Cancer New Moon intention. What do I wish to nurture? How do I need nurturance? The Cancer themes to inspire us in this important lunar cycle (all of them are important but this one seems more so, somehow) are home, family, protection, water as teacher and giver of life, our roots, our gardens, our hearts. What would you place within the protective arms of Cancer? What would you put your arms around? What will you defend?

Through the wisdom of water, Cancer shows us how to flow and respond to need. It is essential to develop these intuitive sensing skills to know how and when to care for others and how and when to care for ourselves. Water pulses through our veins as blood and makes up the bulk of our bodies. We are mostly water and when we remember this we remember how to listen. Cancer is ruled by the Moon and through the Moon we learn about the cycles and rhythms of life. We tap into our magic and we anchor ourselves in mindful participation as we care for the whole. And that is where I want to focus most this Cancer lunar cycle—on the interdependency of our parts manifesting as a web of connection. I invite water to teach me how to nurture our interconnections and be nurtured by them.

It feels like we’ve hit a wall. We’ve identified our problems. We know things can’t continue and yet we seem to be stuck in place, watching with horror as another Black person is killed by police, as more Muslims are terrorized by hate, as a small number grab for more and more wealth at the expense of the Earth and future generations. Change needs to happen. Something is keeping us from it. Perhaps it is the false story that we are distinct and isolated individuals. Rugged individualism has sucked us dry. The myth of the solitary hero has no more juice. No one will save us.

This month I want to consider our interconnections as inspiration for thinking about activism. This quote, often attributed to Lilla Watson, in a speech given before the United Nations, reminds us that we need to need each other:

"If you have come here to help me, then you are wasting your time…But if you have come because your liberation is bound up with mine, then let us work together."
-- Aboriginal activists group, Queensland, 1970s.

People of color are telling White people they must realize systemic racism hurts them too. There are no solutions unless we tie together our liberations. And this gets me back to thinking about the curving arms of Cancer making space to nurture what needs to grow stronger. These arms can nurture our growing awareness of interconnection, but they also represent the ways we are interdependent. It takes many to create new stories of life. It takes many to feel the need that ties our liberation together. The opposite of isolation is belonging.  The curving arms of Cancer invite us home.


The New Moon in Cancer occurs just two degrees into the sign. We have a full month to cultivate Cancer gifts before the Sun enters Leo at the next New Moon on July 23. Cancer, like all the signs, possesses great gifts and great shortcomings. The healing potion is also the poison. Cancer cares. Cancer can care too much, but Cancer also has the innate understanding of the ebb and flow of energy. Cancer knows when to recede with the tide and when to press forward. With this instinct, we cultivate a refined sense of timing and discernment when it comes to caring for self and others. As the month progresses, pay attention to what you know about nurturance and how you know it.

Mars, in Cancer for almost the entire lunar cycle, puts muscle behind our Cancer intentions. Although there will be times when we care too much, this planet can help us break down the barriers keeping us in isolation. We really do need each other. Under this influence, family is central to our wellbeing. What is family to you? How do we expand the idea of family to include interdependence and mutual liberation? As Mars comes into dynamic relationship with Jupiter in Libra, Pluto in Capricorn, and Uranus in Aries this month, we learn about the essentials of family support. The nuclear family may no longer be enough to help us transition to greater connectivity and relationship.

Venus won’t enter Cancer until the end of July, but Venus in Taurus in the New Moon chart is incredibly strong. An exact trine between Pluto in Capricorn and Venus only increases her effectiveness. Taurus has an affinity for Cancer themes. Both signs appreciate firm foundations. Both signs become solid anchors for others who may need guidance through the storm. Venus is that beacon this month. Trust what you love. Trust your body. Trust the process of transformation as we dare to feel our mutual dependencies.

Chiron in Pisces is stationary at the New Moon. Chiron is preparing to turn retrograde on July 1. Chiron often acts as initiator. Fear and resistance may arise as we release the illusion of independence and individualism. In Pisces, Chiron challenges all divisions. As we glimpse transcendent unity, we can resolve to remember the ways we are connected.

Moon in Cancer
Saturday, June 24.
The trine between Venus in Taurus and Pluto in Capricorn helps ground us. We see clearly when others are being dishonest. We have no use for self-delusion. This clarity comes in handy as we ride a roller coaster of emotion. The Moon contacts Mercury in Cancer, Mars in Cancer, Jupiter in Libra, Neptune in Pisces and Pluto in Capricorn today. There is a lot coming at us. It’s funny how isolation can feel safe because it is so familiar to us. As the walls of separation come down, we might be overwhelmed by vulnerability. This, oddly enough, is a good sign. Be gentle with yourself. That is the mantra of the month. Really.

Moon enters Leo 5:06 pm CDT
Sunday, June 25.
Don’t be surprised by overwhelming emotion. Mars in Cancer makes a square to Jupiter in Libra. It could feel like a tidal wave. Let it pass. Perhaps the flood will carry away the debris you needed to release anyway. Remember that water is the great teacher this lunar cycle. What are you learning from water? How might you need to soften? How might you need to let go? How might you need to navigate the whirlpools? When the Moon enters Leo, we suddenly have a great desire to refocus. Appreciating others snaps us out of self-absorption.

Moon in Leo
Monday, June 26.
Trust your creativity. Mars in Cancer makes a trine to Neptune in Pisces. This influence helps us use intuition and insight as the Leo Moon adds a dose of playful daring to an adventurous day. Hearts are open. Resist cynicism and be very protective of your innocence. Go to the park. Remember the child within.

Moon enters Virgo 7:41 pm CDT
June 27—Crescent Moon: Germinating. Emotional days just keep on coming. It isn’t that more is happening now to trigger our feelings. It‘s that we are being softened by Cancer’s waters to allow more emotion to dance across our souls. Under the Cancer influence of this lunar cycle, one of our first responses to overwhelming emotion may be to protect ourselves. Are walls going up? This could be a sign we need to tap into Cancer’s ability to know when to retreat from over involvement. Cancer knows this, but sometimes forgets. You might too. Interdependency means we can let go of being the one who always has to hold it together, the one who has to take care of others, the one who knows best what others need. Imagine the circling arms of Cancer holding you as much as you hold others. Imagine this work of trust as radical repatterning of dominant messages about rugged individualism.

Mercury in Cancer makes a square aspect to Jupiter in Libra and a trine aspect to Neptune in Pisces today. We sense that emotions carry a lot of information. If you’ve been holding back your real feelings, they come spilling out today. This is information for you too. Is the dam breaking? Jupiter in Libra has been broadcasting the message that injustice is intolerable. Perhaps you notice that too. Nothing is simple, Jupiter is also reminding us to live in balance. If you are frustrated, let water teach you. The trine between Mercury and Neptune bubbles with watery insight and intuition.
While the Moon is in Leo, a grand fire trine of Moon, Saturn in Sagittarius and Uranus in Aries pushes us forward. It may not be as easy to retreat into safety as we’d like. The interaction of fire and water brings temperance. Temperance brings balance and strength. The potent transits of the day have a lot to offer those who are willing to go through the flames and waters of life.

Moon in Virgo
Wednesday, June 28.
The domestic arts help us navigate tricky emotional terrain. No really, there is a reason Cancer is a good homemaker. The nest is the supportive container of transformation. What do you depend on to support your growth? The Moon in Virgo reminds us to tend to that container. I’ve come to think of my home as a sacred ally. As I care for this ally, I care for my own transformations. Today, Mercury conjoins Mars in Cancer and Venus in Taurus makes a quincunx to Saturn in Sagittarius. Perhaps you notice how much you’ve been holding in without even knowing it. Pressure is extreme. Emotional release may be the best thing you can do to relieve it. Why do the tears come? Even though we may feel like it is all up to us, we simply can’t do it alone. Substitute whatever pulls at your heart today as the “it” in that sentence. Ground yourself in domestic arts but let’s resist tamping down our feelings.

Moon in Virgo
Thursday, June 29.
The Moon in Virgo creates a grand earth trine with Pluto in Capricorn and Venus in Taurus. Notice how a strong container supports emotional transformation. The first week of this Cancer lunar cycle has asked us to let the water flow. Imagine that water is both a symbol and actual ally. Water is life. Life is precious. When we create strong containers for life we honor water. What is your container? The Moon also makes a square to Saturn in Sagittarius, creating an influence of commitment and accountability. The discerning caregiver knows when to hold others accountable and when to allow for our imperfections. It is good to be mindful of this as the emotional tone of the day could be intense. Mercury in Cancer opposes Pluto in Capricorn. Secrets trigger emotions. A strong desire to protect beloveds provokes confrontations with power. Vulnerability shows up but that can be transformed to fierce commitment to nurture emerging life. Earlier, I said the mantra for this lunar cycle is: Be gentle with yourself. Yes, remember that.


Teri Parsley Starnes—Through following the Moon, the planets, and the wisdom of the seasons and signs, my goal is to offer a useful practice of mindfulness and intention for the thoughtful seeker. 

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Saturday, June 17, 2017

Follow the Moon: Forecast for June 17, 2017 - June 22

Moon enters Aries 12:55 pm CDT
June 17—Last Quarter Moon: Reseeding. How easy is it for you to change your mind? This is one of my biggest challenges, yet if I truly want to step out of dualism into the field where wonder invites connection, then I owe it to myself to reconsider my own opinions of things. Saturn in Sagittarius has been lurking from the edges of this lunar cycle seeded by Gemini curiosity and flexibility. And that means our inflexibility may be showing. Saturn has a way of making things more ponderous. Saturn ups the stakes and challenges our core values, especially in Sagittarius, a sign that likes to pride itself on values and truth. The stakes seem to revolve around right and wrong. Dominant cultural messages tell us that being right is good and being wrong is dreadful. How can I risk being wrong, much less risk changing my mind? Saturn isn’t such a bad guy, really. Saturn challenges all those entrenched messages asking us to examine their impact and usefulness. How useful can it be to never reconsider what we think?

This phase of the Moon is built for reconsidering.  Humanist astrologer Dane Rudhyar called the last quarter phase a “Crisis in Consciousness”. It can feel like a crisis to evaluate our actions when we are attached to being right. Gemini curiosity comes to the rescue by asking, what if? What if I let go of a hard opinion? What if I stopped my inner and external dialogs and simply listened? What if I made a different choice just to see where it leads? What if I admitted I don’t know the answer? We have one more week of the Gemini lunar cycle in which to ask ourselves, What if?

This morning (in U.S. time zones), we wake to the influence of the Pisces Moon squaring Saturn. Perhaps a dream reveals a core issue you are struggling with right now. The Moon moving into Aries could give us courage to risk changing our minds or it could tempt us to fight about our opinions. It is all about choice, isn’t it?

Moon in Aries
Sunday, June 18.
I’d like to say that we are feeling less belligerent today than yesterday, but that probably isn’t the case. Even if we choose to hold our opinions lightly, many around us will not. The Aries Moon squares Mars in Cancer, opposes Jupiter in Libra, and squares Pluto in Capricorn. These are all action- oriented cardinal signs. We feel we must do something in response to current challenges. Given that it will be hard to sit on the fence today, what choice helps move us beyond polarizing oppositions? We will not come by that answer easily. Mercury in Gemini opposes Saturn in Sagittarius. It could seem like every option meets an obstacle. The gift from this opposition is discernment. Not every situation demands the same strategy. We are asked to really focus on what we want to accomplish. The inspiring transit of the day is a sextile between the Sun in Gemini and Uranus in Aries. Opening to new ideas feels like freedom.

Moon enters Taurus 4:53 pm CDT
Monday, June 19.
Everyone has an opinion today, even the gods. Venus in Taurus makes a quincunx aspect to Jupiter in Libra. Venus standing in the sign she rules, comments on Jupiter who is transiting the other sign she rules—Libra. Venus can be picky. Is it beautiful enough? Is it elegant enough? Is it gracious enough? Is it fair enough? Through Venus, we may be asking ourselves such questions. We could feel a little defensive if the questions come from others too. Jupiter’s task is to make partnership, justice, and aesthetics sexy again. Venus wants to make sure that Jupiter gets it right.

The Sun makes its last aspect from Gemini today, a square to Chiron in Pisces. This is the final day of spring in the northern hemisphere and we feel a desire to reflect on what we’ve learnt and felt. Chiron’s influence is to bring in our hearts to feel the wounds of the world and the wounds in our souls. There is much to change. What is the vow you wish to make?

Moon in Taurus
June 20—Balsamic Moon: Composting. Summer Solstice. In this last phase of the Gemini lunar cycle we begin to compost our experiences and insights. We are also composting one season (spring in the northern hemisphere) to invite in the next. The Gemini season has done its job of cross-pollinating ideas. Our gardens take shape in the Cancer season. The Cancer Solstice (summer in the north) marks a time when the Sun’s trajectory has reached an extreme. The Sun, as life force, reminds of what is truly necessary. The garden is a home and a source of sustenance. The garden as metaphor teaches about core necessities like family and home. The Moon in Taurus emphasizes these things through embodied awareness. How are we fed? How do we feed each other? How will we thrive?

Senses and intuition are open. Venus in Taurus makes an encouraging sextile to Neptune in Pisces. The Moon links Mars in Cancer to Neptune in Pisces making this question of caring for each other even more poignant. It is all well and good to explore the impact of thought, as we have in the Gemini lunar cycle, but now we return to deeper dependencies and relationships. How do we create a culture that supports interdependency? What happens when we do?

Although body and emotion are primary ways of understanding right now, an enlivening sextile between Mercury in Gemini and Uranus in Aries remind us we can shape our world through shaping the way we think. What do you value about curiosity? How might curiosity support our interdependency? A square between Mercury and Chiron in Pisces reveals the wounding we may have around sharing our ideas. Perhaps we can extend our curiosity to wondering how to invite in difference. In some way, we are called to be healers.

Moon enters Gemini 5:44 pm CDT
Wednesday, June 21.
Yesterday, the Sun entered Cancer. Today, Mercury conjoins the Sun at zero degrees Cancer. This marks the superior conjunction of Sun and Mercury at a powerful point in the zodiac. Important events will unfold from this conjoining of life force with mercurial thought patterns. The work of this lunar cycle to step outside the binary into the field of connection creates more seeds for deeper interdependency. Look for signs that change is already happening. Find ways to support the change you wish to see. Imagine a garden with these seeds in full form.  

Moon in Gemini
Thursday, June 22.
Thought is slippery. Just when you think you’ve gotten somewhere, you wake as if from a dream to see you are back where you started. We might feel like that today. The Moon returns to Gemini, the seed energy of this lunar cycle, which ends today. That Moon squares Neptune in Pisces and makes a trine to Jupiter in Libra. Can we trust what we learned? Does the work drift away like dandelion seeds on the wind? Perhaps. But perhaps we can trust the earth to take those seeds and give them a place to grow under the right conditions. Knowing of the field beyond wrongdoing and rightdoing, my soul continues to search for that place.

Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing,
there is a field. I'll meet you there.

When the soul lies down in that grass,
the world is too full to talk about.
Ideas, language, even the phrase each other
doesn't make any sense.

Halal ad-din Muhammad Rumi (trans. By Coleman Barks)

*For more context about this lunar cycle, read the introduction to the Gemini New Moon here Contact Teri at teri@starsdanceastrology.com and visit her website at www.starsdanceastrology.com to book a reading of your chart. Follow the Starsdance Astrology page on Facebook to receive these forecasts daily and learn of other offers and events.