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Cosmic Weather: Now until August 9th, 2013 by Abella Arthur

“Cosmic Weather”
by Abella Arthur

I hope you survived or made the best of the Mercury Rx in Cancer, which heralded much mayhem related to water, electrical, and timing troubles. For example, the media was in a frenzy regarding the birth date of the royal baby with the changed due changes. The question everyone wanted to know was: When will Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge (formerly Kate Middleton), break her water (Cancer is connected to water and babies)?

Mercury is now direct, and although there may be some cleaning up to do and residual snafus — we are in the clear until Mercury Rx in Scorpio arrives on October 21, with its shadow period starting on October 1. Stay tuned to future editions on what will likely happen during this retrograde.

A shout out to Leos!
Happy Birthday!

Leo season has officially arrived (July 22 to August 22). Leo is the time of year where we’re enjoying the last days of the extra warm Sun — we play, create, BBQ, get together with friends and loved ones outside, and follow through or finalize the summer plans we came up with earlier in the year.

Venus enters Virgo (July 22 to Aug 16). Venus (the planet of love, beauty, femininity, artistry, and partnership) combines with Virgo (the planet of purity, service, analysis, natural health, and daily work).

Between July 30 and August 3, you may notice an increase in weddings, romances, and marriage proposals.  That’s because this Venus Virgo is sextile (opportunity, activity) to the Moon’s Node (destiny, future) and trine Mars (the planet of action, speed, assertion, masculinity, and sexuality).

During this time, as Mars trines the Moon’s Node, we will collectively be rethinking what we do for a living, perhaps job hunting or interviewing, changing work friends, getting our homes ready for the fall, and planning for upcoming educational pursuits.  Do be careful — especially when you’re working around the home — as Mars squares Uranus. Squares indicate obstacles and frustrations. Uranus is the planet of surprises, sudden upsets, and doing it your own way. However, if there are any upsets — they are likely to be remedied just as quickly due to Mars trining (harmony, everything is alright), Chiron (wounds).

As we wrap up this edition of the East Yorker, Jupiter will Oppose Pluto (August 3 to 12th).  All that love in the air, weighs in. Do pay attention to your daily habits, including your health and well-being, along with the tasks you choose to do. What seems like a good thing at the time, later shows itself to have had a powerfully negative effect. Control or limit your urges.

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Uranus Square Pluto: Autonomy vs Responsiblity, Rebellion vs. Structure, Individual vs. Society

Uranus Square Pluto: Autonomy vs Responsibility, Rebellion vs. Structure, Individual vs. Society

I’ve met a lot of people in my life who want to do whatever the hell they want to do, but don’t want to suffer the consequences of bad results, or take responsibility for their desires.

Some (if not all) of these same people seem to also think that they are responsible. I think they mean: Responsible to themselves! Not to those they affect, and they DO affect others. They’re not on an island.

And that’s why society has rules. It has rules for people who have a tendency to think about themselves only. And don’t you feel a little safer because of that enforced civility? Because if we didn’t have it, what would your world look like? And how would you be affected?

In the past, it became normal for me to just be responsible for other people’s actions (because they wouldn’t) so in every job I took on, I ended up being promoted to positions of authority (management and supervision) because of it.

But for the last three to four years, I’ve been seriously rebelling against this. I’m confronting people, and telling them that if they want to do what they want to do — they’ll need to be responsible for its outcome — not me. So yes, you can do what you want to do, but don’t expect me or anyone else (for that matter) to handle the fall-out, should it occur.

As a Capricorn rising, with the planet Saturn in Taurus rising first — I can not understand the behavior of, “I’ll do whatever I damn well please, and take no responsibility for it either” very well.

How does this work? How do you get to do whatever you want, and yet suffer no consequence or refuse to take responsibility yet get the green light? Are you on an island affecting no one else? How is it that any person of authority and responsibility would let the other do whatever they want?

I imagine there are elements of anarchy and discordia (Eris) at play. By the way, my Eris & Chiron in Aries is in my 3rd house, with Aries on the third house cusp.

But I just wonder how an entire society could work with wild humans, on a regular basis. Are there special people, who don’t have to play by the rules? I believe my queries are connected to the Uranus Aries square Pluto Capricorn celestial event we’re experiencing and somehow at a microcosmic level — I’ve found myself being a large part of it.

I’m wondering if harmony and understanding, between rebellion and structure — can occur.

I’m finding for many of the world’s people,  the sentence — Pluto Cap Sq. Uranus Aries — is reading as: Growing pains and tension created, through initiating rebellion, that destroy structures to overthrow authority and governing bodies.

But what if it could also read as:

Overcoming obstacles to radically change social rules, that will provide greater autonomy and freedom for everyONE.

And is there a way to TRINE this sucker? What can we learn from this transit? What are we to learn from this transit? How can we get our needs met, while meeting the needs of others? Both as society, and as an individual?

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