Full Moon In Capricorn July 8th-9th, 2017: Unleashing The Hell Hounds

Astrology full moon Capricorn July 2017 gilded splinters
Art by Adam S. Doyle

 

Sometimes you just look at a Full Moon and know why the word¬†lunacy¬†shares the same root word as lunation. The Full Moon at 17 degrees Capricorn of July 8th/9th (exact July 8th at 11:07 PM CST) is opening the gates of… somewhere dark, deep down below. The Full Moon is in fall in Capricorn, not feeling at home here anyway. The Sun at 17 Cancer will be widely conjunct fixed star Sirius (given how bright Sirius is, I’m generous with the orb here); the Full Moon will be tightly conjunct Pluto retrograde at 18 degrees Capricorn. Both Sun and Moon square Jupiter at 13 degrees Libra, forming a configuration known as a cardinal T-square. Layers and layers of energy and intensity. And you better believe it’s pissed off, rage filled energy with Mars included at 22 degrees Cancer, also in the sign of its fall and struggling to find healthy expression. Mars is conjunct fixed star Pollux, known for telling stories most would rather not hear (Julian Assange has Mercury conjunct Pollux, for example). Continue reading “Full Moon In Capricorn July 8th-9th, 2017: Unleashing The Hell Hounds”

Welcome The Dog Stars And Dog Days Of Summer!

SIRIUS SUMMER Dog Days Dog Stars
Photo by Mario Testino

 

The dog days of summer is a common expression, though not everyone knows where the saying originated. It is an astrological/astronomical reference to the fixed star Sirius, aka the “dog star” located in the Canis Major constellation. Sirius is a fixed star in the Western tropical zodiac sign of Cancer, and experiences its heliacal rising (aka becomes most visible on the eastern horizon just before sunrise) during Cancer season.

 

Many old farmers almanacs will list the dog days as being from July 3rd to August 11th, with Sirius making its big appearance around July 19th. However, the days leading up to Sirius’ heliacal rising were usually considered to be the sultriest. As Sirius is the brightest star in the night sky,

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The Eclipse That Kicks The Hornets Nest Pt. 1: The Saros Series 145

Great american eclipse astrology gilded splinters

 

As the title of this article implies, this is the first in a long series detailing the astrological magnitude of the so-called “Great American Eclipse” that will take place August 21st, 2017. This eclipse will be of great historical importance to the world but particularly the United States, where the shadow of this eclipse will make landfall from coast to coast.

 

As with all astrology, we predict the future based on past events, so this series starts by looking at eclipses that have greatly impacted the United States. More specifically, we’re going to look at eclipses in the Saros 145 cycle, some of which have literally packed the biggest punches and is the Saros series that the Aug. 21st eclipse belongs in. Continue reading “The Eclipse That Kicks The Hornets Nest Pt. 1: The Saros Series 145”

Recommended: SkyView Phone App

SkyView AppAstrology began by observing with the naked eye the visible movement of the celestial bodies and corresponding their movements with terrestrial events. In recent times, that observational instinct has been lost for most people, first by the physical barriers created by skyscrapers and city lights and nowadays by the obsession with our handheld devices. If you’re an astrology fiend who doesn’t really pay attention to the visible movement of the planets because your eyes are glued to a screen, you should at least have a skygazer’s phone app so there’s no excuse for not carrying on our predecessors learning style. Continue reading “Recommended: SkyView Phone App”