Weekly Astrology Forecast: The Shadow Period

zodiac-and-starsOn June 26 we experience a lunar eclipse, one of which astrologers have talked about excitedly for at least the past year. Caught up in the tension aspect of Sun and Moon, Uranus, Pluto and Saturn, form a Grand Cross in early degrees of these Cardinal signs except of course for Saturn, who has the good sense to remain grounded in a nice earth sign.

Cardinal signs means action and Grand Crosses are especially potent configurations. Like a pumped up super hero or villain, depending on your astrological viewpoint, this Grand Cross is expected to shake up things up in a major way. This does not necessary mean that some earth-shaking event is going to happen. Because the Sun will be in Cancer and the Moon in Capricorn, we are talking about events relating to our intimate personal relationships and our place in the larger world. My astrologer friend April Elliot Kent describes this time as shaking up our fears regarding losing our security and failing to realize material goals. Certainly many of us are feeling that.

During the shadow period, we may feel more uneasy about these aspects of our lives, feeling we have to do SOMETHING. While going off half cocked never helped anyone to hit the mark, it certainly doesn’t hurt to reflect on our lives and our personal goals to see what we can do to make things better.

Aries—Twist and squirm all you like, Ram, but right now you are being held down by forces out of your control. You might as well be a good boy or girl and take your medicine. Its for your own good, or so you are told.

Taurus—You can hide out at home, or you can keep to yourself at work, but either way the best way to handle things is to avoid explosive situations and people. If necessary keep a supply of chocolate kisses on hand for medicinal purposes.

Gemini—Apply a few twists to your game, Gemini, and you can dazzle them with your brilliance. You can make money if you apply yourself, but it isn’t going to land in your lap. Now get moving!

Cancer—You are cast into a certain role in someone’s power play. Either you are the villain or the victim, but for whatever reason your actions are called into question. Daddy, (or some other authority figure) has a good answer on how to handle the situation.

Leo—Nasty secrets hit you from out of the blue. Either they are your own or that of someone very close to you, but you are unlikely to get away clean. Be courageous and face these revelations squarely.

Virgo—Every is talking at you Virgo, but you find it difficult to express your inner feelings. Maybe you are feeling a lack of appreciation for what you do for others even as others jack up their demands of you. Give yourself a break and don’t try to fill everyone’s demands at once.

Libra—Sunday has you scrambling around to finish up projects begging for completion, but the rest of week has your phone ringing off the hook. Make plans for or throw a party, but do it quickly. Your personal summer is shorter than you think.

Scorpio—Trying to be all dark and mysterious, your favorite cloak and dagger routine, fails to impress a love interest. This person sees through your protective layers, dear Scorpio, so don’t bother to hide. Who know? You just might enjoy being in the light for once.

Sagittarius—Go after that new love or new job, or new anything. You are hitting on all cylinders, Archer. Just don’t get caught speeding.

Capricorn—The consequences of your actions are devastatingly immediate, Capricorn, so be careful what you walk into. This is a time to gird your loins and stand in the face of many challenges. Ultimately you are forced to make some critical distinctions between what you need and what you want.

Aquarius—With Venus in your opposite sign you are sure to meet up with people who want to catch up with you for all the wrong reasons. Selfishness is always a big turn off to you, Waterbearer, so these people only seem to be giving you the bum’s rush. You are right, they are.

Pisces—You feel all comfy under the blankets at home. Why then are you being called out into the wide world? Because we need you there, dear Pisces. The world is so very short on compassion these days we need some of yours.

If you would like a question answered on these pages send your birth date, birth place and birth time along with your question to starrynightastro@aol.com. Sorry, time constraints prevent me from doing readings on anything other than a single question.

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