Today and Tomorrow offer significant opportunities – seize the day & achieve success

With the Sun in Leo (hot/dry) and the Moon in Libra (hot/wet), it’s a Choleric/Sanguine couple of days.

As you will recall, humoural theory is based on the ancient and medieval physiology and medicine as expounded by Empedocles, Hippocrates, and Galen – it’s all to do with the four block or ‘roots’ of the material world that manifest in certain humours and their related temperaments:

ELEMENT QUALITY HUMOUR TEMPERAMENT
Fire Hot/dry Yellow Bile Choleric
Earth Cold/dry Black Bile Melancholic
Water Cold/wet Phlegm Phlegmatic
Air Hot/wet Blood Sanguine

Choleric energy is characterised as commanding and aggressive. It is a time of energetic enthusiasm that may lead to impulsive ‘hot-headedness’. But it’s also characterised by a friendly atmosphere of generosity that can help to smooth over any cracks. Add to that the sympathetic kindness and understanding of the Sanguine influence and we can expect a rather pleasant, albeit lively, couple of days.Unknown

This makes perfect sense when we remember that Leo and Libra are in a comfortable sextile (60 degree) aspect to each other. In psychological astrology, the sextile aspect is  linked to opportunities – perhaps because of associations with open communication and rational discourse.

This makes the today and tomorrow an excellent time to seize the moment and sort out difficulties. As long as you’re actively seeking to understand viewpoints other than your own, you can expect real success.

Today and Tomorrow are Phlegmatic / Melancholic Days

With the Sun in Cancer (cold/wet) and the Moon in Virgo (cold/dry), its Phlegmatic/Melancholic couple of days.

As you will recall, humoural theory is based on the ancient and medieval physiology and medicine as expounded by Empedocles, Hippocrates, and Galen – it’s all to do with the four block or ‘roots’ of the material world that manifest in certain humours and their related temperaments:

ELEMENT QUALITY HUMOUR TEMPERAMENT
Fire Hot/dry Yellow Bile Choleric
Earth Cold/dry Black Bile Melancholic
Water Cold/wet Phlegm Phlegmatic
Air Hot/wet Blood Sanguine

You may also recall that we experienced Phlegmatic/Melancholic energy earlier this month (1 July) when the Moon was in Capricorn; that energy was unpleasantly sobering, rather like a cold shower. That was because Saturn rules Capricorn and he isn’t known for being jolly. Indeed Saturn is usually cautiously ambitious to a fault.

MercuryBut this time the energy will be different because Mercury rules Virgo and he brings a much lighter energy to bear. In classical mythology, Mercury is the trickster god and hence like the Fool card in the tarot, has no fixed agenda. Indeed his is a spontaneous approach to life and although he rushes in where angels may fear to tread, he is usually successful. This is because whilst like Saturn he has developed significant wisdom, unlike Saturn, he isn’t overly cautious. Mercury isn’t remotely as self-focused as is Saturn and hence doesn’t envision life as an ego-trip.

Hence the energy today is still reserved and serious but not inflexible. The best way to handle this is to lighten up a bit – that makes it easier to see where you’re headed.

Today and Tomorrow are Phlegmatic/Choleric Days

ob1840With the Sun in Cancer (cold/wet) and the Moon in Leo (hot/dry), its Phlegmatic/Choleric couple of days.

As you will recall, humoural theory is based on the ancient and medieval physiology and medicine as expounded by Empedocles, Hippocrates, and Galen – it’s all to do with the four block or ‘roots’ of the material world that manifest in certain humours and their related temperaments:

ELEMENT QUALITY HUMOUR TEMPERAMENT
Fire Hot/dry Yellow Bile Choleric
Earth Cold/dry Black Bile Melancholic
Water Cold/wet Phlegm Phlegmatic
Air Hot/wet Blood Sanguine

You may also recall that we also had Phlegmatic/Choleric energy earlier (29 June) but that was with the Moon in Sagittarius; the energy was dreamy – but not lazy – sluggish but still merry. That was because Sagittarius is ruled by Jupiter (exalted in and happy with Cancer) whose job it is to bring not only wealth but also inspiration to our lives.

Now the Moon is in Leo and this Phlegmatic/Choleric energy is characterised by the planetary cycles inherent between the sun and moon. This is because Cancer is ruled by the Moon and Leo, is ruled by the Sun. But their relationship is reversed (the Moon rules Cancer but is now in Leo and the Sun rules Leo but is in Cancer).

Cancer takes the back seat = faithful, stable, lethargic, conservative.

Leo  takes the front seat = boasting, enthusiastic, generous, impatient.

This makes the energy of today and tomorrow much more like that of Choleric/Phlegmatic which is both hardy and impassioned.

Some key words for this energy include:

  • Determined
  • Assertive
  • Touchy
  • Impulsive

Case Study for Ms Y – Directing by Triplicity

Case Study for Ms Y who is going through a sustained bad patch. She needs to find the best way to navigate these uncomfortably choppy waters and hence has asked for advice.Unknown

Directing by triplicity gives a quick and easy thumbnail sketch of your entire life.

The idea is to look at the main luminary and it’s three classical triplicity rules (by element) and examine not only their ‘condition’ use classical rules but also the areas of life they govern; the 1st triplicity ruler governs the first 1/3 of your life, the 2nd triplicity ruler governs the second 1/3 of your life and of course the 3rd triplicity ruler governs the final 1/3 of your life. There are no hard and fast rules regarding when one moves from one life phase to another but generally the first transition occurs around aged 30 years and the last transition about aged 60 years.

Summary

It is likely that Ms Y is struggling as to how to exercise her authority and this may well be part of what underlies her current angst. Despite ‘management hype’ to the contrary, she needs to realise that ‘warm and fuzzy’ is not really her thing. Instead if she remains at all times ‘sober’ and ‘honest’, then there is good reason to believe that both she and anyone over whom she had authority will benefit. Beware ‘secret knowledge’ which (let’s face it), management always has. She should avoid being too authoritarian however, as this may seriously damage her reputation.

Analysis

Because she was born during the day, her Sun in Taurus is her main luminary. Because Taurus is astrological earth, her three triplicity rulers are: Venus, Moon, Mars.

Because Ms Y is now in the 2nd 1/3 of her life, the governing triplicity ruler is her Moon at 14 Aquarius in her 4th house. As the primary purpose of the astrological Moon is to bring the emotional connectedness we all need to survive, this Moon struggles. Because Aquarius is an air sign, Ms Y relates to others primarily through ideas and ideals and whilst this may appeal to some, others are likely to find Ms Y lacking in emotional warmth. So although Aquarius is neither a good nor bad sign for the Moon, it is uncomfortable in that this moon has always remains detached and in these days where ‘warm and fuzzy’ relationships are prized, this may put Ms Y at a disadvantage.

The Moon of Ms Y is in the ‘terms’ of Jupiter and this gives her significant authority over others. But because her Moon is at square (difficult) aspect with Jupiter in her own chart, she may struggle as to how to exercise that authority and this may well be part of what underlies her current angst.

In classical astrology, the leadership skills of Ms Y are denoted by her Mars because this planet rules the 2nd decan of her 10th house (itself a water house as Cancer is on the 10th house cusp). Her Mars is at 1 Leo (out of Sect) conjunct Saturn (at 28 Cancer) also in the 10th house. Because this Mars is in Leo, it is fiery and because it angular, it is forceful and because of its associations with Saturn, doubly so.

According to Bonatti’s Liber Hermetis, this Mars/Saturn has potentially dangerous implications for the reputation of Ms Y in regards to her profession because it is associated with prisons’ and/or ‘hostages’. This might suggest that others view her leadership skills as too traditional and/or authoritarian. That Saturn in Cancer is in ‘detriment’ (opposite Capricorn where it is exalted) suggests a good way to avoid is for for Ms Y to take an alternative approach.

How that might be achieved might be illustrated by looking to Mercury in Gemini’, with whom Mars makes a close sextile (easier) aspect. Mercury at 1 Gemini is one of the strongest, happiest planets in Ms Y’s chart. Not only is it in its sign of rulership but also in its own terms. According to Bonatti’s Liber Hermetis this suggests that Ms Y will not only have ‘rank’ but will ‘share in secret knowledge’. Not only that but she is ‘very honest and sober’.

Whilst we’d like to think that all management folk are ‘honest’ and ‘sober’, that would be naïve. However to the extent that Ms Y is, both she and those that she’s leading will likely really benefit. Because her Mars at 1 Leo is in the terms of Jupiter, Bonatti’s Liber Hermetis suggests that Ms Y will be ‘honoured with government and will work with exalted people’.

In other words, she has what it takes to be an excellent leader and with transitting Saturn exactly trine her natal Saturn, she’s in a good, stable position to put into place whatever changes she determines are needed especially in regards to exercising her authority. Warm and fuzzy is not really her thing. Instead if she remains at all times ‘sober’ and ‘honest’, she and anyone over whom she had authority will benefit. Beware ‘secret knowledge’ (which let’s face it, management always has). This however may always be a point of considerable personal concern for Ms Y – does she share it or not?  This will always likely be an issue with which she struggles.

Today and Tomorrow lead up to the Phlegmatic new moon

imagesWith both the Sun and Moon in Cancer (cold/wet) it’s going to be a Phlegmatic couple of days until the new Moon at 26 CA 14 on the 16th of July, 1:25 AM, GMT.

As you may recall, humoural theory is based on the ancient and medieval physiology and medicine as expounded by Empedocles, Hippcorates, and Galen – it’s all to do with the four block or ‘roots’ of the material world that manifest in certain humours and their related temperaments:

ELEMENT QUALITY HUMOUR TEMPERAMENT
Fire Hot/dry Yellow Bile Choleric
Earth Cold/dry Black Bile Melancholic
Water Cold/wet Phlegm Phlegmatic
Air Hot/wet Blood Sanguine

Earlier (27 June), we had another Phegmatic couple of days when the Sun was in Cancer and the Moon in Scorpio. But because Mars is the classical ruler of Scorpio, that time was characterised by getting bogged down by your feelings.

This time its going to be different.

This is because whilst Mars imparts a martial or war-like atmosphere and hence a feeling of being at odds with one’s feelings, the Moon in Cancer is in its sign of rulership. Hence it is more than capable of supporting your feelings – indeed it enhances them in a good way.

All this is making way for that new moon which symbolises a time to plant seeds for the future, to open the door to the energy  you need to pull into your life to make it all happen.

The new moon in Cancer is a good time to commit to those personal goals that not only honour your deepest, most intimate feelings but also support your personal security and safety.

From now until that new moon, you have a opportunity to get ready.

Phlegmatic key words include:

  • Conservative
  • Thoughtful
  • Cautious
  • Patient
  • Reflective

The Greek bailout and why it’s so likely to go all wrong

imagesThe Greek bailout and why it’s so likely to go all wrong:

  • Mercury is conjunct Mars suggesting this bailout was the result of some very angry communication.
  • Not only that, but the Mercury/Mars conjunction is opposite Pluto suggesting some serious, underhanded, manipulation – Pluto is always coercive and brings out the worst in any situation – not the best energy for striking long-lasting bargains.
  • That Mercury/Mars conjunction is also trine Neptune suggesting at best disillusion (which first requires illusion) and at worst, deliberate telling of untruths. Any way you look at it, things aren’t what they look to be.
  • Jupiter is closely conjunct Venus suggesting indulgence that will be hard to control – Jupiter expands whatever it touches and Venus is known for tending to live beyond its means – especially if the conjunction is troubled by other planets.
  • Which it is – this is a close trine to Uranus which can be symbolised by the Tarot card, the Tower destroyed by lightening. This is an electric energy – highly unstable albeit idealistic and forward thinking.
  • Not only that, but that Jupiter/Venus conjunction is square Saturn – if grand plans (Jupiter) about finance (Venus) are going to be manifest (Saturn) there should not be such a seesaw between optimism and doubt. As one astrologer astutely put it, Jupiter in square aspect to Saturn suggests lack of inner conviction (a square being what it sounds like – being between a rock and a hard spot – trying to fit a round peg into a square hole).
  • But the crux of any matter in the world of mundane astrology is the position of the Moon – which in this case is in Gemini. This suggests highly spirited communication and ideas –which in and of itself isn’t bad. But one can’t eat and drink ideas – and because the moon in mundane astrology denotes the general public, we can imagine that because of the sextile of this Moon with that highly explosive Uranus, we should expect some outbreaks of political tension.bailout chart

Today is a Phlegmatic/Sanguine kind of day – chill out, observe, deliberate

With the Sun in Cancer (cold/wet) and the Moon in Gemini (hot/wet) it’s going to be a Phlegmatic/Sanguine kind of day.

As you may recall, humoural theory is based on the ancient and medieval physiology and medicine as expounded by Empedocles, Hippocrates, and Galen – it’s all to do with the four block or ‘roots’ of the material world that manifest in certain humours and their related temperaments:

ELEMENT QUALITY HUMOUR TEMPERAMENT
Fire Hot/dry Yellow Bile Choleric
Earth Cold/dry Black Bile Melancholic
Water Cold/wet Phlegm Phlegmatic
Air Hot/wet Blood Sanguine

Earlier (4th July), we had another Phlegmatic/Sanguine day when the Sun was in Cancer and the Moon in Aquarius. The by-word then was having the ability to take a decision and stick with it – because fixed energy is what Aquarius is all about.

Today is different.Temperaments-Pooh

Not only is Gemini mutable (exactly how it sounds – fluid, flowing) but it is ruled by Mercury, the trickster god – who is known for (guess what?) playing tricks. But Mercury doesn’t play just any old tricks – his aim is not to poke fun but to teach/communicate and the message he’s trying to get through is that whilst you think it’s time to take a decision it isn’t because you don’t yet have all the information you need.

The trick with this energy is to chill out (Phlegmatic) and observe – be as slow and deliberate as you can whilst at the same time (Sanguine) pay attention and go with the flow. Don’t worry if you don’t feel like you’re getting anywhere at the moment because it’s only with the new moon (in Cancer) on 16th July, that it will be time to make your move.

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