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Mewsings from Venus & Mars 
MoonCat's Astrology & Tarot - August 2007 

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Dear MoonCat Visitor,

August Greetings to You!!!


I hope you're enjoying your summer, and that you find joy and happiness every day!

Many Blessings!
Danielle Astrid Ricard
aka MoonCat
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How to Treat your Leo

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Your Leo is independent - yet family oriented; highly organized and efficient - yet demanding of others. Leo is King or Queen of the castle, and wants everyone to know it! Shining brightly through that magnificent mane is a great joy for living... a completely self- contained world of fun and creativity. Leo wants the outer world to be just as shiny as she strives to be, and will go to any lengths to achieve it.

Your Leo needs to be happy with how the world perceives him. If enough praise is not forthcoming, you will have a sulky, growly lion! Make sure you take time to compliment, heavily. And please don't criticize overtly - make sly little helpful suggestions instead. Leo is very sensitive, but bounces back easily because he can't stand unhappiness. Life is too fun, and creative opportunities too tempting for Leo to be out of the action for long.

Remember that you are part of your Sun-God or Goddess' world. Your reputation is just as important to your Leo as her own. Do your best to look good, sound dignified and make your space organized and attractive. Sweep the dirt out of public view, and don't forget to comb your hair!

Feed your Leo with joyful, sunny surroundings, the laughter of children, organized spaces and free-time to roam. Keep competition far away from your very territorial animal. Shower her with cuddly affection, your undying love and devotion, and most of all PRAISE. You will be rewarded with a glowing soul whose heart radiates with blissful devotion to your needs. Your Leo is sure to passionately love, defend and protect you. It's his job!

Image above is from the Thoth Tarot

More on How to Treat your Leo - complete article »


How to Treat your Virgo

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Your Virgo is an Earth Angel, a swift, intelligent Mercury without wings, a dynamically aware work-force. She notices everything. He is hyper-awake.

Virgo, though unassuming, kind and shy, is one of the strongest signs in the Zodiac. This is intelligent earthiness - discerning practicality - a strong yet gentle kindness and nurturing born of sheer common sense. Your Virgo strives to be a model of perfection. She loves to please you! He is driven to impress you with his talent for making the most out of the best!

Mercury's other child, Gemini, is a much more lighthearted, air-born spirit. While Gemini is busy gathering so much knowledge, Virgo insists on action and wants to know what will be done with the information at hand. The question is always - "of what practical use is this?" A master at taking things apart and analyzing them - Virgo always finds room for improvement.

So how can you possibly impress one who sees and knows so much? How can you hide your imperfections? What will you do when YOU are the object of her keen observation? You must be a strong spirit to be with Virgo - both hard working and emotionally tough. You will be happiest with your Virgo if you are one who appreciates purity, discernment and a logical mind; and spurns the superfluous.

Feed your Virgo with uncluttered surroundings, a practical, frugal budget and pure, beautiful speech. Make healthful foods a priority. Take the trash out often. Iron your clothes. Ask your Virgo for help - Virgo lives to serve! Remind your Virgo how much you appreciate his careful choices. Tell her how impressed you are with her impeccable taste and well thought out advice. Make her a part of your life- improvement team!

You will be rewarded with an eternal help-mate, and a devoted, down-to-earth, sensual, soft-hearted, compassionate lover.

Image above is from the Enochian Tarot

More on How to Treat your Virgo - complete article »


Strength in the Tarot

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Strength is associated with Leo in the Tarot

~ Passion ~

Intense feelings burn inside you, and you are ready to explode! Your passion is hot... it begs for an outlet. You feel you could conquer any obstacle, take whatever you want or need and hold it to you forever, force the changes you desire to come to fruition. You feel like a god or goddess with infinite power!

There is one deck that portrays Strength as a weight- lifter holding up an incredibly huge barbell. The woman above is holding open the jaws of a lion! Imagine the courage, the force of will and the sheer inner strength one would need to accomplish these feats. Passion is what is required - a desire so strong that it cannot be denied, and all fear of failure disappears.

Strength sometimes shows up when feelings are bottled up. There's something within the querent that demands expression - or at least recognition. Fear is not what holds you back - but rather opportunity. You have the presence of mind to know what circumstances will support your efforts, and what circumstances will not. Sometimes, it's just a waiting game. Other times - an impossibility, yet the feelings remain! Strength therefore, can also be Frustration.

What do you desire? What are you passionate about? Are you expressing that passion? Do you have obstacles that force you to keep that feeling inside of you? How do you find release? Once you've got what you want - do you regain that feeling of super-ability and go back for more - or do you find another passion?

Ultimately - Strength and Passion are qualities we all possess, but may not always recognize, or use...

Image above is from the Tarot of the Ages

Strength in the Tarot - continued - click here to read complete article »


The Outer Planets - Chiron, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto and the Lunar Nodes
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Uranus in Pisces! ... Uranus will stay in the Sign of the Fish 'til 2011! Spiritual Revolution you say?? Yes, that would describe it well. What can we expect with Uranus in Pisces? Perhaps our ideas about death, sacrifice, the fantastic and impossible, transcendence and service to humanity will take some dramatic and innovative turns. We can hope that humanitarianism will take on new meaning and purpose, and that service to others may become a more integral part of our social order. With this placement, Uranus can become quite reclusive or fanatical. Scientists who may have been hiding out for years in research can bring new and surprising inventions and discoveries into our midst, and Political Messiahs may come out of the woodwork. With Uranus and Neptune in mutual reception - they will rely upon each other more than usual, and herald perhaps a renewed and revolutionary (Uranus) vision for humanity (Neptune) The cost may be a certain amount of turmoil and confusion regarding just where we are going for humanity, and will probably not be without conflict.

Neptune in Aquarius (til 2012) is helping to set our expressions of love and creativity into positive, innovative motion. A change in the prevailing style in movies, fashion and art will be seen in the months and years to come - probably bringing much more in the realm of the unusual, shocking, rebellious, and inter-cultural.

Pluto in Sagittarius speaks of honesty. While Pluto remains here (till 2008), we are all challenged to be true to ourselves and others, and to accept and nurture the rich diversity of humanity and our animal companions on this earth. The world is our family, and those who are not willing to find, or at least look for the wisdom of the ages - reflected in many ways through many religions, traditions and philosophies - will surely suffer a crisis of faith.

The powerful Neptune/Pluto septile, exact on Dec 1, 2006 and Feb. 21, 2007 will last (going in and out of close orb) into 2011! For those of us who are very creative, tremendous inspiration can bring influential, explosive, mind-blowing creations. In love - the potential for making inspired changes is heightened - yet there also exists the possibility of getting lost in confusion. Avoid falling into a pit of despair, or indulging in self-destructive activities. Getting nowhere fast? Look for Creative and Healthy, Inspired, Loving outlets to save your skin! Get involved in helping others.... this is especially important now! Neptune/Pluto can bring a fanaticism wthat has not been seen since the last such aspect at the beginning of WWII. Yet - this aspect is also very positive for creating lasting, humanitarian changes throughout the world.

The North and South Nodes are now on the Pisces/Virgo axis ('til 12/19/07). This node placement brings a greater sense of right and wrong with the world and humanity on a grand scale, with issues of escape, sacrifice, anhilation, and merging spiritually with others coming to the fore karmically and within our relationships. Christianity and religion in general may be at issue perhaps even more than usual.

Let us hope that, regardless of one's religious allegiance, all who feel true love in their hearts will continue to spread this light of love, pray for our planet, and find a way to peace - however that may be.

Chiron in Aquarius... This archetype of human compassion will be passing nonstop through Aquarius from January 06 til Feb. 2011, bringing a period of higher inspiration in the realm of healing. We may look forward to greater cooperation worldwide in the healing sciences, and perhaps going back to tradition - those time honored ways that our ancestors enjoyed and practiced in harmony with nature. Perhaps we may find more and more "health" foods (ie unaltered and unprocessed) on our grocery shelves, greater acceptance of mind-body healing approaches, and some brave new ideas to surface, too.

CLICK HERE to access Past Issues of the Future Forecast for Love!

Tour of the Planets! »


Mewsings from Venus & Mars... August 2007
plus the Future Forecast for LOVE!

Mars in Taurus until August 7 is after comfort and security. Males may seem more stubborn and self-serving, but highly sensual. There could be some clashes when Venus returns to Leo (8/10), so it would be wise to focus on commonalities and not let differences bog you down.

Venus in Virgo til August 10th is fastidious and choosy. You might find her tearing the house apart and redoing it - not to mention cleaning furiously. She will show her knack for identifying imperfections, and will get along just fine with earthy Mars in Taurus. Sensuality will rule with Mars and Venus in earth signs!

Mars in Gemini 8/8 to 9/28 shows his skill and wit, and enjoys taking on multiple tasks, and friendships. Keep an eye on him, he may tend to wander some!

Venus in Leo from 8/10 to 10/8 is retrograde til 9/8, intensifying and giving extra passion to that Venusian LOVE energy. If ever there was a time to pamper her, it's now... she will appreciate your flattery and attentiveness, and might growl if she doesn't get it! 8/10 right through September will be a great time for optimism, fun, humor and silliness in love. Don't sweat the small stuff - embrace your childlike qualities, and enjoy the sweetness of life!

 
FUTURE FORECAST FOR LOVE
The first week in August, Mars square Saturn & quintile Uranus can bring greater awareness to dealings with authority. The powers of peace and goodwill will probably win (Saturn/Venus trine Pluto)

During the second week in August, Venus square Mars & conjunct Saturn can bring tension between the sexes, perhaps over commitment, or misbehavior.. be careful!

During the third/fourth weeks in August, when Mars opposes Jupiter & trines Chiron, & Venus quintiles Mars & opposes Neptune... look for great energy in love and work, and opportunities to heal relationships through sincerity, faith, imagination, and harnessing your passion for life. Be careful not to allow yourself to be misled or to have false hopes. Search your heart and soul for the truth, and above all - be true to yourself!

~ The Big Guys ~
Jupiter in Sagittarius til 12/18/07 is in his glory, bringing tremendous energy for truth, liberty, justice, expansion, increase, humor, intelligence and broad-mindedness. Jupiter conjuncts Pluto at 28 deg. Sag. early to mid Dec. '07 (exact 12/12/07), which I believe will trigger great spiritual/moral outspokenness and fiery debate, as well as increased activity in research and discovery. I see this as a sort of "last chance" to speak your truth - then make your peace. As long as finding common moral ground is the goal, all will be well. Pompous self-righteousness won't further any goals, but there may be some of that. Venus will follow (conjuncting Pluto) in Jan. 08 with Mars opposite - another opportunity for mending broken relationships. It won't be much longer til Pluto is in Capricorn and honesty and flexibility give way to political models that are harsh and/or set in stone. While Jupiter is in Sag, we have time to communicate profusely and broaden our perceptions before they become the status quo.

Saturn in Leo from July 17 '05 til Sept. 2, '07 is likely to bring forth leaders and institutions that shine with dignity, pride, love, admiration, and if we're not careful - vanity and power-tripping. We may feel more comfortable witnessing public displays of wealth, bravado, power and drama. Saturn in Leo can whip us into shape... the right leaders under this Saturn can be spiritually inspiring, highly moral and great lovers of their people. The benevolent leader with Leo qualities puts his people above all, and loves them as his own family. Let us visualize these kinds of leaders coming forward, into the light. and making a real difference in our world!

Image above is from the Medicine Woman Tarot

Mewsings from Venus & Mars ~ Future Forecast for Love ~


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