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

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Dear MoonCat Visitor,

Happy September!!!

We had fun watching the falling stars (meteor shower!) last night... seeing all those mighty suns, so far away, I am reminded to thank my lucky stars, wish on a falling star, and keep that starry-eyed look on my face! I hope you do too...

Many Blessings and Light!
Danielle Astrid Ricard
aka MoonCat
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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 Chinese Tarot

More on How to Treat your Virgo - complete article »


How to Treat your Libra

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Your lovely Libra man or maiden longs to walk side by side with you through life. "Alone" is not in Libra's bountiful vocabulary, nor is "lonely." A life of solitude is just not acceptible, and if your Libra does not feel sufficiently loved, you're sure to hear about it one way or another. If she doesn't find you sitting lovestruck by her side, she'll be fluttering her lashes at the nearest handsome beau, or lavishing gifts upon herself to feel sufficiently adored. If he finds you unattentive or yawning at his words, he will undoubtedly start flirting with the nearest skirt!

Libra is a child of Venus, and will not hesitate to use all the charms the goddess of love possesses in order to get what she wants. Beauty, grace, wit, style and all the wiles of a temptress or temptor are at your Libra's command. How can you possibly hold onto such a romantic creature?

First of all, you must be fair with your Libra. She is highly aware of balance and harmony in all things and can detect the slightest hint of inequity. And be open - your Libra is so focused on YOU that he can surely read your mind anyway. It's especially helpful, too, if you are appreciative of all things beautiful - music, art and people - (especially your Venusian Prince or Princess!). Or if art doesn't grab you, your mind must be active and entertaining enough to keep your Libra interested in everything you have to say. Then again, if you are a terrific lover, you can forget about the rest! The bottom line is, feed your Libra's insatiable need for beauty, love and partnership and you're home free. You can get away with criticism if it's done with a hilarious sense of humor. You can get away with flirting if you flirt doubly (make that triply) with your Libra. And you can get away with boredom if you lavish your Libra with anything pleasing to the senses. It's as simple as that!

Help your Libra with making decisions. Participate in his schemes. Make loving suggestions while she is decorating or dressing. But most of all, make sure your Libra feels adored - and you will be rewarded with one of the most charming, generous, beautiful, handsome, intelligent, witty and doting mates the Zodiac has to offer!

Image above is from the Tarot of the Ages

More on How to Treat your Libra - complete article »


The Hermit in the Tarot

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The Hermit is associated with the Sign Virgo

~ Following the Light ~
The Hermit travels alone through life. He is either oblivious to, or doesn't concern himself with how others perceive him. This one is a light unto his own. The Hermit follows a distinct inner vision. He has a sure and well defined path to follow. This soul knows exactly where he is headed and possibly even what he will find there - and he doesn't necessarily need any companions, or even approval - except perhaps from whomever or whatever he holds highest in his heart. In my favorite Tarot book, (which I can't find -!!), the author defines the hermit as one who follows the "straight and narrow path" This is my preferred way of reading this card. Chances are - unless the Hermit falls between two very ominous cards - the path the Hermit chooses is the highest and most clear- visioned path one is capable of. In other words... although perhaps unyielding to outside influence, the Hermit doesn't hurt people, lie or make a mess of things. He proceeds through life's challenges with great focus, and the purest of intentions.

Sometimes the Hermit represents you, and sometimes another person serving as a Guide for you. Unlike the Heirophant or Priestess, though - this is a guide who is willing to stand well outside of the usual boundaries - apart from tradition or conformity, and quietly lead the way.

In a much simpler context, perhaps the Hermit portrays a situation in which you are completely on your own. There is no partner, nobody to consult with. This is your life - and you must do what you must do! A lonely guy or gal? Perhaps - but we all need solitude sometimes, and sometimes even for a long time. And in the grand scheme of things, except for that guiding light of Love we all hold so dear - we are each indeed - all alone.

In yet another scenario (again assuming that surrounding cards support this) - the Hermit can indicate that things are going along as planned. The scenario you are concerned with remains aligned with your wishes and your ultimate goals.

On a very personal level, this card asks you - what exactly is your path? What light are you following? Is it your own, or something pre-designed by society? In all likelihood, it is a combination of both - but whatever it may be - it is certainly your own, and you alone are responsible for your choices....

Image above is from the Cosmic Tarot

The Hermit 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!

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Mewsings from Venus & Mars... September 2007
the Future Forecast for LOVE... Saturn is in Virgo, Solar Eclipse on 9/11!

Mars in Gemini 8/8 to 9/28 has men more likely to show off their skill and wit, and to tackle 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! September will be a great month for optimism, fun, humor and silliness in love. Don't sweat the small stuff - embrace your childlike qualities, and enjoy the sweetness of life!

Mars is in Cancer from 9/28 to 12/31 (retrograde 11/15 to 1/30/08, and in Gemini 1/1 until 3/5/08 when the red planet is back again in Cancer. This placement for Mars brings safety consciousness to our fighting instinct, and quite possibly strong nationalistic energy. We are in "home protection" mode, and may need to beware of creating a sense of isolation or mistrust. However, if the focus is turned toward non-violent fighting (Mars) for the protection of our Mother (Cancer/Moon) earth, as well as for our families and communities... then all will be well!

 
FUTURE FORECAST FOR LOVE
The first week in September, Mars in Gemini sextile Venus, square Uranus & quintile Saturn brings a tendency to take risks - in love and with authority figures. Our words can get out of hand, or be taken the wrong way. 9/3 is a day to be extra careful while traveling, especially locally.

During the second week in September, Mars trine Jupiter, Pluto octile Chiron and Jupiter sextile Chiron offer honesty and the desire (hopefully also the energy) to bring about much needed changes. Deep healing is possible where honesty prevails.

A Solar Eclipse in Virgo on 9/11 is particularly interesting. There is a grand square between Sun/Moon, Mars, Uranus and Pluto, and Venus opposes Neptune - quite an explosive combination, notwithstanding the ominous feeling of the day! Emotional reactions can be disastrous when thoughtless, or lead to sudden, positive change when well thought out. Idealistic visions of unity and brotherhood can be squelched by egos and pride, yet may also bring out the best in us. Big talk and big ideas are likely to be thrown about and not acted upon, but through a strong, persistent spirit of cooperation and peace, our efforts can be quite fruitful. Peacemakers must try all the harder to build bridges that last!

During the third/fourth weeks in September, when Mars opposes Pluto & Venus opposes Neptune and trines Pluto .... look for strong sexual attractions marked by dreaminess and possibly delusions of love. Make sure that the love is real, or recognize and accept passion/infatuation for what it is! Confrontation can lead to dramatic changes.

~ 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 Virgo from Sept. 2 '07 til July 21, '10 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 Tarot of the Ages

Mewsings from Venus & Mars ~ Future Forecast for Love ~


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