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JULY 2014

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Scorpio (October 23 to November 22)


July 22, 2014 at 5:41 PM EDT until
August 21, 2014 at 11:52 PM EDT

First I will address the Sun in Leo because the house that Leo rules in your personal natal chart is where you should be acting and reacting just like a Leo, which is why this information is so important. The the final few paragraphs will be how it pertains to your Sun Sign. It is important to undertand how the energy of the Sun operates under various conditions (Sun Signs) so that you can better understand how it will operate in your own Life.

Leo naturally rules the 5th house of acting, drama, theater, sensuality, children, procreation, parenthood, motherhood, sexuality, creativity, artistic pursuits, recreation, lovers, procreation, leisure, hobbies, games and sports, adopted children, places of amusement, child-like behavior, the playground, fun, joy, bliss, pleasurable pursuits, betting, gambling, casino's, lottery, gaming, games, gamblers, the ruination of one's credit, golf courses, films, cinemas, circuses, college students and the buildings, dating, courtship, intimacy, one-on-one connections, the heart, heart specialists, Love affairs, romance, Love-making, one's Lover, nightclub performers, parks, parties, one's passion, picnics, pastimes, the income from buying and selling of property, income from real estate, financial speculation, wagers.

This Leo energy has the motto of, "I will therefore I am" and is the "Giver of Life." Leo's have such tremendous personal power (willpower) that I always say, "If you want a mountain moved, then call a Leo because they are incredibly strong both physically and mentally." For this reason, Leo's absolutely HAVE TO stay fit and keep their body strong and I'm talking muscle-wise. Leo's must be in tip-top shape or their Light goes out! Haven't you seen Lion King and the difference between Mufasa and Scar? Oh what a crappy attitude and weak body will do to a lion! Think about it because it is the Sun that rules Leo and the Sun gives Life to everything. The Sun brightens up the sky and it Lightens us up. Leo wants to be admired and appreciated. In fact, I will go as far to say that Leo would rather be appreciated than admired any day of the week, although being admired isn't so shabby either. Leo's have a natural sunny disposition that is coupled with happiness and lots of trivial and lively pursuits, as you can see from the rulerships in the paragraph above.

Since Leo does rule the 5th house of God's playground and who has been put in charge of ruling God's children, often times Leo energy can be a bit too serious for the playground thereby demanding followers instead of suggesting a game of follow-the-leader. In this way the Leo becomes the bossy kid on the playground instead of the popular fun kid on the playground. Leo needs to make certain that they never fall in the bully role demanding loyalty. Leo's are HUGE on loyalty but it must be earned as with everything else. Even though Leo is the ruler of children, it is rare to see a Leo with a load of children. It would be more common to see a Leo with no children or possibly one or two children.

Leo's are highly romantic and if they are coupled up with a non-romantic partner, this can just about put out their Light. Romance, dating and intimacy are very important stimulation to the Leo. They are also dramatic and rather flamboyant. Simply stubbing their toe can be incredibly dramatic in showing their dramatic self-expression. Sometimes the drama is just a bit overkill.

For all Scorpio's, the Sun affects your 10th house public life. This house also rules fame, notoriety, occupation, career, ambition, government, military, chief executives, business life, goals, ranks, political position, status, standing in the public eye, position in society. It shows your standing in the community and social status. It can reflect your attitude to parenting as you can see from the flow of your Solar (Sun Sign) Chart below. Read more about what the 12 houses rule here!

The flow for your Solar Chart (your Sun Sign) is -- Scorpio would be on the 1st house and then you would follow the signs in order for each house. Sagittarius 2nd house, Capricorn 3rd house, Aquarius 4th house, Pisces 5th house, Aries 6th house, Taurus 7th house, Gemini 8th house, Cancer 9th house, Leo 10th house - Sun in Leo, Virgo 11th house and Libra 12th house. Read more about How Horoscopes Are Written Here! For your personal natal chart that has your exact birth date, time and location, then the flow from the 1st house would according to whatever Sun Sign is your Rising Sign. Read more about what the 12 houses rule here!

The Sun in Leo is squaring (challenging) your 10th house of public life. This house also rules fame, notoriety, occupation, career, ambition, government, military, chief executives, business life, goals, ranks, political position, status, standing in the public eye, position in society. It shows your standing in the community and social status. It can reflect your attitude to parenting.

With the Sun moving through your 10th house of career and public Life you are certainly more geared toward the career. Your ambitions are rejuvenated and you seek people, places and things that will help you get to the place that you desire to be in your career. This is a wonderful position of authority that you are in right now and you are the voice of reason. When selling your project, idea or services to others, be the voice of reason.

Your practical nature should be able to convince anyone that YOU are the proper tool for the proper job. You may also at one time question whether you have chosen the right career path. If you are happy, then "yes" you have chose the right career path. Even if you are not making the amount of money that you desire at this exact moment in time, the fact that you are happy will lead you toward that happy financial ending. The money will be the reward for a job well done.

There is a strong possibility that you could meet a new flame through work. Scroll down to read your Mercury Opportunity.

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July 13, 2014 at 12:45 AM EDT until
July 31, 2014 at 7:03 AM EDT

First I will write about Mercury in Cancer and then the last couple of paragraphs will be about how it impacts your sign. Remember from the above paragraph, Mercury rules the mind, how we communicate and our reasoning power.

Mercury in Cancer indicates where the mind (Mercury) is ruled by the emotions (Cancer). As the Church Lady would say, "Isn't that special?" And these emotions can be deep from a biological and psychological standpoint. That's because Cancer rules the biological and psychological foundation of the home and family. Basically, these are childhood emotions that seep back into the mind and dictate your response. What you really need to focus on during this time is your emotional responses including your emotional actions and reactions because they came from somewhere and under this influence it is going to be psychological or biological. It's your deal, not their's.

This planetary influence has the memory of an elephant. If you know a Cancer, then you know that their memory is solid as a dang rock! Scorpio never forgets a slight but more on a grudge level, whereas Cancer never forgets . . . PERIOD! The cool thing about this is, if you have Mercury in Cancer in your personal natal chart or if your child does, then that is a fantabulous tool to use when studying. All you would do is associate an emotional memory to whatever it is you are trying to remember and kabamma-slamma, you'll remember. If you used nuemonics or some other study tool to remember it would make things a whole lot easier to associate an emotion to it. You could also use a 'brain dump'. When you take your test, take a few moments to dump your brain on the back of the test writingn down all of the things you know such as equations, definitions and pictures and then you have your notes right there to flip over and look up the answers. At the same time, individuals with Mercury in Cancer have the ability to learn through osmosis where information just seeps and leaks into their brain. By the way, osmosis is where molecules pass through a semi-permeable membrane from an area of lower concentration to an area of higher concentration. Man oh' man this is one heck of a learning tool to use. Even if you don't have Mercury in Cancer in your personal natal chart the energy is still present and moving through the house in your chart ruled by Cancer and you should use it. Individuals also have the ability to learn through subliminal states, which means it is unconsciously learned but it can be used consciously. It's crazy cool.

This placement also causes individuals to react emotionally to something that has an emotional appeal. Those with this placement will cry at a parade, a little boy standing in the rain waiting for the bus or someone winning on a game show. Whatever the influence is, it is easily felt through this placement. Geez, if only advertisers would contact me about how to go about creating their commercial. I would be telling them to make certain they reach the depth of the consumers emotions and they will sell whatever they have hand over fist. This is an incredibly sensitive placement where subliminal advertising will get you to buy, especially if it has anything to do with the home or family. The sign of Cancer rules home, family, domestic affairs, land, mining, real estate and food.

There is also stronger thinking toward the family. The family will be everything during this transit and will drive the actions of each of us in our own way. If it's Good, it's going to be very Good and if it's bad, then the individual needs to get hold of their emotions because it could feel very very bad. I'm just sayin' folks, be alert with this transit so you will know the reasons behind your emotional actions and reactions and your motives for acting that way.

Mercury in Cancer is moving through your 9th house of higher-thinking, higher-education beyond 12th grade, religion, philosophy, foreigners and foreign travel.

Philosophical thoughts and ideas abound during this time. Since Mercury rules the "mind" and is moving through your house of the higher-thinking mind, then you will start thinking more about the bigger picture of your Life. This is also the house of "perspective" and how you perceive the world. Spirituality or religion may play a bigger role in your Life where you adopt a more practiced way of expressing these areas in your personal Life. Instead of talking the spiritual or religious talk, there is a committment to practice what you believe. Take the time to read more, write more and possibly even publish what you've been thinking or writing. Scroll down to read your Venus Opportunity.

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July 18, 2014 at 10:06 AM EDT until
August 12, 2014 at 3:23 AM EDT

The Venus glyph is the upright symbol of Mars, where Venus is feminine (yin) energy and Mars is masculine (yang) energy. It is represented by the circle of spirit over the cross of matter. It represents the spirit overcoming matter through Love. Venus is the yin side of our emotional nature and rules Love, beauty, harmony, affection, appreciation, sensual, vanity, flirtatious, art, music and aesthetics. Venus is the estrogen in the chart. The house that Venus occupies in your Natal Chart is where these characteristics will manifest the most.

First let's talk about the meaning of Venus in the sign of Cancer and then the last couple of paragraphs will pertain to your sign. Venus is the planet of Love, romance, pleasure, relationships, self-worth, dignity and all things beautiful. Venus is like the Greek root phil- or philo- which means to have a Love of or strong affinity for. So when you think of Venus in your personal natal chart think "Love of" whatever sign is involved. Venus in Cancer means the Love of family because Cancer rules the home, family, domestic affairs, the mother, nurturing, food, land, mining and real estate. Cancer is the sign of the childhood and the biological and psychological foundation of our lives.

This placement is absolutely devoted to the family. More than anything, those with this placement in their personal natal chart would rather be with their family than anyone else. It doesn't matter if it's shopping, vacation or hanging out at home, Venus in Cancer enjoys and Loves family. Also, those with this placement in their personal natal chart seek out marriage more than a full-blown Libra who naturally rules marriage and partnerships. This is because stability in the home and family mean everything to Venus in Cancer. Libra is more about companionship and working as a team. It's all about stability, feeling Loved and secure with Venus in Cancer. This placement also creates a drive to own a home, which means there will be more people seeking to own a home under Venus in Cancer. Those with Venus in Cancer in their chart, owning a home is a major goal for them. Typically the home is a place of activity, socializing and beauty. There is always a project at home they are working on that helps the individual channel their Love because after all, it's for the Good of the family. They are the ones with the big flower beds and welcome mat at the front door.

Emotionally this is a very romantic placement that is deeply sensitive. They are gift givers and enjoy receiving gifts as well. It's about as 'Gooey-Love' as you can get. It's really not about PDA (public display of affection) as much as it is a 'display of affection'. They need expression of Love sent to them and they need to give it. Being so deeply sensitive, this placement does get its feelings hurt rather easily. The individual with this placement may seem tough on the inside but they are a bag of mush on the inside. Moods having to do with Love fluctuate like the water sign it is in, which is Cancer, a water sign.

Cancer is a maternal sign, where its counterpart (the opposite sign of Capricorn) is the paternal sign. This means that Venus in Cancer is very maternal and if placed in a man's chart he will have more maternal instincts than paternal instincts. This could easily be the stay-at-home dad or the extremely involved father on the sidelines who never misses a game. When placed in a woman's chart she will be extremely maternal and devoted to the family including husband and children. Even if you do not have Venus in Cancer in your personal natal chart this transit is still moving over the house in your chart that is ruled by Cancer and it will influence you toward family. You may even find yourself going back to the place of your birth, childhood or visiting your parents during this time. Check your your Monthly Horoscope on this date for more information.

For all Scorpio's, Venus affects your 9th house of the higher-thinking mind, religion, college, higher education, legalities, brothers and sisters-in-law, philosophy, prophecy, philanthropy, all things "foreign", intuition, long distance journeys abroad, churches, airlines, vacations, international commerce, dreams, visions and teachers as you can see from the flow of your Solar (Sun Sign) Chart below. Read more about what the 12 houses rule here!

You may be drawn to art, literature and religion during this time. Venus is very expressive in a higher form and this may impact you as "unconditional Love." When Venus moves through the 9th house there is a draw toward higher forms of knowledge. Your experiences may migrate toward things you have never connected with before such as foreigners; foreign travel, cultures beyond your own and religious thought that you have previously ignored.

Intense philosophical and psychological thought comes to mind when the 9th house is impacted in this way. If you can sign up for a class, workshop or lecture during this time it will serve you greatly. Even if the class takes place after August 12th, signing up for it while Venus is in this placement will make learning easier because you will still be under the influence of Venus.

If you are single and romance comes to you during this time, there is a VERY Good chance that this person could be from a foreign country or a culture that is unfamiliar to you. Again, you may meet them during this time and couple-up after August 12th. Either way, Venus dealt the connection. You may receive an opportunity to travel abroad during this time.

The flow for your Solar Chart (your Sun Sign) is -- Scorpio would be on the 1st house and then you would follow the signs in order for each house. Sagittarius 2nd house, Capricorn 3rd house, Aquarius 4th house, Pisces 5th house, Aries 6th house, Taurus 7th house, Gemini 8th house, Cancer 9th house - Venus in Scorpio, Leo 10th house, Virgo 11th house and Libra 12th house. Read more about How Horoscopes Are Written Here! For your personal natal chart that has your exact birth date, time and location, then the flow from the 1st house would according to whatever Sun Sign is your Rising Sign. Read more about what the 12 houses rule here!

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December 7, 2013 at 3:42 PM EST until
July 25, 2014 at 10:24 PM EST

Check out the Mars Moving Through the Signs Calendar. Dates are listed from 1920 up until 2015.

First I will address the Mars in Libra and then the final few paragraphs will be how it pertains to your Sun Sign. It is important to undertand the energy of Mars and how it operates so that you can better understand how it will operate in your own Life.

Mars is the planet of assertion and drive. Mars is the testosterone in the chart. It will describe the degree of force that we go after what we want. Mars will tell us whether we are forceful and confrontational or if we prefer to sit back and watch. It will also reveal what motivates us and what desires drive us most powerfully. The house that Mars occupies in your Natal Chart is where these characteristics will manifest the most.

Mars will remain in the sign of Libra for quite some time simply because it is going to go through a Retrograde period from March 1, 2014 until May 20, 2014. Mars usually remains in a Sun Sign for about 6 weeks but this time it will last 7-1/2 months. Having said that, Mars will remain in the sign of Libra until July 25, 2014.

Mars in Libra is in its 'Detriment'. The 'detrimental' placement is like a feisty child throwing a temper tantrum in the grocery store. Basically, it acts out inappropriately at the wrong time and wrong place. This is because Mars naturally rules Aries, which is Libra's opposite sign, so Mars is in its opposite natural placement. This Mars in Libra transit is going to be Good, great, bad and ugly throughout its transit in Libra.

This would really be a great transit most of the time if it didn't need so dang much approval from others. Mars by nature is aggressive and assertive, which is something that Libra is not (although they can be under certain circumstances) and that is once they have been revved up enough. It doesn't take much to rev up an Aries but once Libra gets going, they are relentless. Libra wants balance, harmony and to sing 'Kumbya' so much that they will compromise too much. This causes them to over-compromise, which then leads to imbalance, which is exactly what they didn't want in the first place. Arrrghhhh! If you are looking for cooperation during this aspect, it may be there sometimes and then completely disappear. During this Mars in Libra transit we will experience and opposition with Uranus in Aries on December 25, 2013 (remember, Mars naturally rules Aries) and it will also square Pluto in Capricorn on December 30, 2013. Toward the end of December 2013, Mars will be dealing a few blows . . blow by blow. BAM! Take that! What the freak! Things were going so well and then the last week of December 2013 came along. Honestly, I wouldn't be boozing it up this New Year's Eve. It would be best if everyone just took a chill pill and chillaxe on the couch.

Libra just wants to be in Love and wants everyone else to be in Love. Libra is very feminine and Mars is very masculine. This energy can show up two very different ways. It can look like the 'seemingly' beautiful, graceful and elegant woman who has a chip on her shoulder. When she turns around she's smoking a cigarette, cussing like a sailor and has a can of bear with cigarette ashes on top of the beer can. On the other hand, this Libra energy can boost the Mars energy with some grace and refinement. Remember, Mars is aggressive and it is also selfish as Aries is THE MOST selfish sign of the zodiac. Where Aries thinks of me, myself and I; Libra thinks we, us and our. Mars in Libra can bring some 'couple awareness' to an individual. Aries (Mars) has a tendency to say, "Me, me, me! Enough about me. What do you think of me?" Mars can actually be a little tamed under this Libra influence. It won't be without a few challenges when Uranus in Aries gets ahold of the energy and opposes or when Pluto in Capricorn squares it. Believe me, after 7-1/2 months with Mars in Libra, it will have to succumb to the harmonious energy and soften itself. Too much aggression makes others fight, stand back or just plain walk away. None are these are great choices but it is what we will be dealing with during this 7-1/2 months Mars in Libra stay, especially at the end of December 2013.

I can just see some high level conversations going on and then all of the sudden the energy shifts and arguments begin. This is some high heat and if you know this ahead of time, then you won't even engage in converation with difficult people or conversations with your mate that could lead to disaster. There is going to be a lot of moral chatter going on and what's so funny is that the people who shout the loudest are usually the ones who donate the least or volunteer the least. If you listen closely to what these individuals are saying, they may not really be concerned with what the subject matter is, except for the fact that the subject matter might impact them in some way and THAT my dear little mentators reveals the selfishness of Mars. It really wasn't about the subject matter at all, it was how it impact them. Keep in mind, the 'them' could be you. You could be one of 'them' that I am talking about here. OUCHY!

When Mars in Libra becomes afflicted (challenged) when it becomes aspected by the opposition of Uranus in Aries on December 25, 2013 or when it becomes aspected by the square of Pluto in Capricorn on December 30, 2013 there will likely be arguments, fights, disagreements and even separation of relationships. Folks, I'm telling you, this is very challenging and I would put the booze and partying on hold and have that quiet evening at home to celebrate New Year's 2014. Start off the year on the right foot instead of the wrong energy. Did I mention that Pluto is the higher octave of Mars? Yep, it sure is and this deals a double whammy of Mars energy to mix. It's like Mars and Pluto will be fighting with each other. With that kind of aggressive energy, who really wins? Seriously!

Mars is all about AGGRESSION and DRIVE! Mars in Libra is moving through your 12th house of the hidden realm, subconscious, past, pain, karma, jails, institutions, hospitals, finances of friends, secret sorrows, fears, self-destruction, large animals, skeletons in closet, self-undoing and self-injury. It is about your hidden strengths, weaknesses and what you don't want others to see or know about you, unredeemed karma and selfless service to humanity. Refrain from letting this house frighten you because it is necessary that you look at your own self-undoing in order to keep yourself on the straight path.

Whatever you have tucked away in your subconscious mind may come to the surface so that your conscious mind can deal with it. It's a Good thing when old stuff resurfaces so that it can be cleared and you can move on with your Life. When the hidden realm reveals things from your past, do your best to deal with it even if it means owning up to it. That was then, this is now. I prefer to call the 12th house, "the character building house" because it is here where you will learn and grow the most. If you find yourself being held back because of your past actions, then do your best to gut through it. The 12th house is the area of self-undoing. Now that you know this, you can choose to clear it instead of letting these old patterns undo you. Scroll down to read your Chiron Opportunity.

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February 8, 2011 at 3:57 PM EDT until
April 17, 2018 at 4:10 AM EDT

Chiron in Pisces turns Retrograde at 17 degrees on Saturday, June 20, 2014 at 8:46 AM EDT until November 24, 2014 at 7:44 PM EDT at 13 degrees. This is when you will have to retrace your steps and get in touch with your own woundology. When you can source your own woundology, then it will be easier to understand others and assist them. The subject matter below in your 5th house is where you will be retracing your steps during this Retrograde period.

Chiron is all about discovering your WOUNDED HEALTH WITHIN! For all Scorpio's, this involves your 5th house of dating, intimacy, pleasure, joy, bliss, children, creativity and sport. Chiron is an asteroid and is called, the wounded healer. Chiron, the Wounded Healer, represents our emotional and physical wounds. It reveals a part of us that is hurt, small and vulnerable. Chiron encourages us to heal our wounds, and then look beyond personal realms, to see the suffering of others, and to become teachers and healers. The house that Chiron occupies in your Natal Chart is where these characteristics will manifest the most.

There is a thought that we create our own suffering because we continue to cling to material possessions, behaviors, beliefs and ideas that we need to release in order to move to our higher-self. Ahhhhhh . . read that sentence again for a deeper impact. Wherever you find Chiron in your Natal Chart, it represents where you suffer and how you can release your own suffering to move forward in Life.

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