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MoonCat's Astrology & Tarot - July 2008 











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How to Treat your Cancer


Your Cancer man or maiden is an especially kind and nurturing soul. Cancers are observant and empathetic. Just as the Moon fills with light from the Sun, your oceanic Cancer absorbs energy from those around her, deeply feeling their needs and desires. Your Cancer, like a warm mama, loves to fulfill you and make you comfortable. Home, food, garden, nursery, work - all become the loving charge of Cancer's love and care.

Sometimes your Cancer becomes overwhelmed with concern for others, and needs to take refuge in a protective shell to be shielded from negative influences. You may find your Cancer either hiding out or complaining sadly. It's just that he is filled to the brim with external woes, and just can't please everyone. Such a frustration!

For Cancer, the Moon who rules over his heart waxes and wanes, grows full with wild lunatic ravings and joy, and shrinks into that dark place where brooding and sulking can set in. Emotions are inconstant, but so entertaining for the lucky one who has a Cancer for a friend or partner!

The Cancer needs to feel needed. Don't hesitate to ask your Cancer for help, even if she seems downhearted. It makes her feel alive. Be sure to confide your deepest feelings and desires to your Cancer. It gives him the opportunity to be more a part of you, and strive to fulfill your happiness.

Feed your Cancer with a well stocked kitchen, room for a garden, pets, cozy decor and children. Take your Cancer to the water or ocean often. Allow your Cancer opportunities to use the deep imagination and creativity within. Be kind and patient when the Moon wreaks havoc on his moods. Make sure your Cancer has privacy when needed, and feels safe and protected. Screen his calls! Make sure her locks are secure! You will be rewarded with joyful, shining moonbeam smiles, and loving comforts of home to rival the most dotingf mothers!

Image above is from the Mythic Tarot

More on How to Treat your Cancer - complete article »

How to Treat your Leo


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 Tarot of the Ages

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Strength in the Tarot


Strength in the Tarot is associated with the Sign of Leo

~ 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 Thoth Tarot

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 is on the Sagittarius/Capricorn cusp through the end of 2008, bringing a new Plutonian era of change in our social institutions, government and power structures. The very fabric of society may begin to be re-woven - these are exciting times!! With Pluto first entering Capricorn accompanied by Venus and Jupiter, we may indeed feel blessed with good fortune, harmony and high ideals!

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 Aquarius/Leo axis ('til 8/21/09). This node placement brings positive connections based on love for humanity and the quest for social equality, along with healing in the area of self-love and love for loyalty's sake. This is a good time to examine our motives, use our egos wisely, and take the high road - or face karmic consequences!

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.

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Mewsings from Venus & Mars... July 2008

Mars in Virgo until 8/19 is intent on doing the right thing. Exactness, precision and purity of action will be more in evidence during this time. If you have projects going, you are likely to demand perfection.

Venus in Cancer until 7/13 is possessive, emotional and ultra protective. She will tend to take the lead and get things moving. She teams up beautifully with Mars in Virgo - those "honey-do's" just might get done! Nurturing family and providing safe haven will be a priority. This is still a great time to get into family and community projects.

Venus in Leo on 7/11 helps to further the previous energy, perhaps with some bolder expectations and grander ideas in mind. She may be more into her looks and making an impression, and perhaps take some extra time to pamper herself!


During the first week in July, Venus trines Uranus, bi- quintiles Neptune and opposes Jupiter, while Mars trines Pluto, bringing enthusiasm, attraction and passion in love. Sudden and perhaps surprising meetings are more likely to be spiritual and karmic, and may blossom into deep and lasting love.

The second week in July, Mars conjuncts Saturn, which can help us to take definite steps toward achieving our goals, and perhaps ending whatever doesn't work in our lives.

During the third week, Venus bi-quintiles Pluto. Intensity in relationships may be increased, and changes can be made more easily.

The last week in July, Mars trines Jupiter while Venus opposes Chiron and Neptune. These along with various other aspects this week may assist us in bringing peace and healing into every part of our lives, particularly close relationships and our sense of responsibility to the world at large.

~ The Big Guys ~
Jupiter in Capricorn til 1/5/09 will help set the stage for societal changes, and perhaps help to broaden the horizons of our policy makers and power brokers. This can be a year of making great leaps forward, taking chances, and making new ways the status quo.

Saturn in Virgo 'til July 21, 2010 brings our focus to the things of the earth.. the cleanliness and purity of our physical environment. These coming years can bring a stronger sense of purpose and responsibility within our social institutions, government and authority figures regarding the sanctity and protection of our mother earth. A wonderful time this can be!! Let's feel our earth permeating society, and becoming the central focus for all we do!

Image above is from the Enochian Tarot


Mewsings from Venus & Mars ~ Future Forecast for Love ~






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