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Willpower Astrology

SL,UT based Astrologer and Tarot Artisan

New Moon in Leo 7/31 & Full Moon in Aquarius 8/15

Hello,

This month’s lunar cycle should give a bit of a breather from the craziness of July. Things have been set in motion that we will be tracking with the transit of Mercury over the retrograde shadow zone through August 15- just in time for the Full Moon. As Mercury moves back from Cancer into Leo, we will be thinking more with our hearts and should be able to move into a new head/heart space. What do you think about the recent changes you have created and how do they make you feel?

The new moon in Leo on July 31 is considered a black moon because it is the second new moon in a calendar month (the first in Cancer was July 2). It is also considered a supermoon because it is at perigee, or the nearest part of its orbit. This can impact the tide, causing swells. Some astrology reports claim that there will be greater chance of ecological disasters, but we’re kind of in the middle of a global climate emergency. I think whatever the moon is doing can only help, lmao. The super full moons were earlier this year, and the following two new moons are as well. The moon is nearer the earth, signifying that the emotions will be deeper or more primal. My main thought about this, though, is that it is a normal occurrence and not necessarily as crazy as, say, the eclipse we just had at the last new moon. Supermoons are a part of an ongoing cycle, so if these enhance the energy, then this moon cycle is Big Leo Energy.

New Moons are a time to rest and recharge, to make plans and create maps for the month ahead. The New Moon on July 31 at 9.12pm MDT at 8° Leo is all about a new impulse of heart-level energy. What is fun and exciting for you and makes you feel cool doing it? What brings you a sense of personal pride? Where do you derive an internal sense of power? These questions are part of the Lion’s association with the astrological 5th house. Play, competition, and even gambling are up in this bitch. Leo follows the fire in their hearts, wherever it may lead. In fact, it was four years ago that I started my blog during the Leo New Moon. That led to joining the amazing team at Golden Braid Books, and now I’m a professional reader at one of the dopest places around. That heart-level impulse really created a whole new world for me. It felt kind of crazy and risky, but I’ve really enjoyed doing it over these years and will always think of the Leo New Moon fondly.

The Full Moon will bring to fruition all of those heart-level seeds that were planted during the New Moon in Leo. This will happen on August 15, 6.29am MDT at 22° Aquarius, where we take our personal energy and join our fellow man. The Water Bearer for which Aquarius gets its name is actually an air sign, fixed, giving a great concentration of mental energy. If Leo is personal power, Aquarius is people power. Its association with the astrological 11th house is all about networks, friends and associations, and ways we identify ourselves through societal groups. On another level, it’s about sharing dreams with the world and making them come true. It’s about offering relief to humanity through awareness and the gift of future-sight. And it’s about allowing each individual to shine while saving them space at the table. The Full Moon is a time to take action and shine based on the preparations of the New Moon. Go get ’em and make sure to share it big.

This moon cycle will also start to see actions being put into effect regarding the recent Mercury Retrograde in Leo/Cancer and especially the recent Eclipse in Cancer and the ongoing North Node in Cancer. Leo season will potentially see tempers flare. Hopefully this energy will bend towards justice and not toward despotism. Leo wants to be a good King or Queen and will roar to protect the pride.

The fire of this month will be activating off of all the Leo placements with Chiron in Aries and Jupiter in Sag, creating a grand fire trine for a number of weeks. I think this has the potential to be incredibly healing on a spiritual level – where we were once wounded, we will be able to heal and provide medicine for others.

Cheers,

Will

P.S. I used my Pottinger ephemeris and Maynard’s planner, as well as my Buddha Board and instagram filters to make this post.

Mercury Retrograde in Leo / Cancer July 7-31, 2019

Hey so here’s a few words about Mercury Retrograde this July. I started this post weeks ago but it was never ‘perfect,’ so I’m trying to just go with ‘done.’

Retrograde is when a planet seems to slow down in its journey from east to west in the southern sky (northern hemisphere folks), and then move backwards for awhile. It then slows and stops again, and then proceeds forward through the same area of the sky that it had before. This process is caused by our relative orbit. The planet doesn’t actually change in its orbit. There are a bunch of interpretations for this retrograde motion, mainly that the energy of the planet goes inward/underworld for a time while we go over that area of our chart with a fine-toothed comb.

This time Mercury will back up from 4° Leo to 23° Cancer. Mercury is the ruler of intellect, expression, and communication; and is associated with the signs of air-talk Gemini and earth-action Virgo. This means that from casual conversations to big decision making, our intellectual ability to process is colored by Leo and mostly Cancer energy. We will tend to intellectualize our emotions at this time. We will wonder why we are having so many feelings. We will spend a lot of time processing how we are investing our emotional energy.

We entered the shadow zone at 23° ♋ on June 20. Mercury slowed through the first week of July and stationed retrograde on the 7th. It stationed direct late on the 31st, and we will exit the shadow zone on August 15. So while the worst is over, we will still have the next few weeks to get our house in order while Mercury picks up speed and emerges from the underworld.

A few summers ago, I wrote about Mercury Retrograde in Leo. This will have the same effect of making you ask if your heart is in what you’re doing, but then it will transition into deeper, more internal Cancer. This Retrograde will ask you to feel deeply and not shy away from what comes up from within. Are you being true to yourself? Are you able to feel what others are feeling as if it were your own feelings? Are you able to trust your own gut?

I made a video a week or two ago talking/ranting about this Mercury Retrograde in more detail. As you can see, I was in my slept-in hair, at home, soaking up the 4th house energy:

Also here’s the dates for the one later this fall:

Cheers,
Will

P.S. Used my ephemeris, Buddha Board, astro.com, and my own memes to make this post.

Full Moon in Capricorn 7/16

Hello,

Of course I claim Mercury Retrograde Probs in posting two days late, but the Full Moon in Capricorn on Tuesday was also a lunar eclipse which lit up – or dimmed – 24° ♑ . I took an astro.com chart of the moment around 2pm MDT, which shows that the moon and eclipse were not visible from here in UT (🌕 symbol at bottom of chart next to ‘IC’).

Full moons are typically time to take action, where we are energized by the conscious solar light shining on the subconscious of the moon. The New Moon in Cancer, which was also the total solar eclipse at 10° ♋, would have given impulse to the things requiring our attention now. The axis of Cancer/ Capricorn finds us navigating our inner and public workings.

Capricorn’s keyword is responsibility. Ruled by stern Saturn, it is the sign of longevity. Capricorn must always improve over time, like its animal totem sea-goat climbing from the bottom of the sea to the top of the mountain. It is the cardinal third earth sign, giving initiative to lasting effect through hard work. Capricorn is organized and strategic, and uses limitations not as hindrances but rather as stepping stones. Its association with the astrological 10th house also influences public roles in life as well as career aspirations and overall lifeplan.

The Full Moon in Capricorn is shining in conjunction with ruler Saturn as well as Pluto. Our attention will be drawn to responsibilities we must face, ones that will have Saturn long-lasting impact as well as Pluto disruption and transformation. There’s something very “Hanged Man” from the Tarot about this energy to me- you gotta do what you gotta do, but make sure this new perspective is leveling you up. That strong Saturn energy might make you feel trapped, but there is something you need to learn about this. In a practical sense, you might find yourself on a tighter budget than you’re used to, but you have to learn how to handle it by doing it.

In the public sense there are a number of things that are slowly reaching a boiling point. Regardless of your views, no one is immune from the pressure and churning dissatisfaction. The timing of certain comments made last weekend by certain megalomaniacs are amplifying the intensity of the conjunction of Saturn/Pluto/Full Moon. There doesn’t seem to be a respite as we all will be forced to deal with the fallout. The crisis of the North Node in Cancer lies directly opposite this full moon as well. America is being forced to self-identify and the process is painful at best. Hopefully the tension that this activates will encourage us all to do our part and make collective changes. We need to move into a mode of feeling everything personally, deeply. We cannot separate ourselves from the plight of others. We need to embody nurturing, empathetic Cancerian energy.

Adding to the melee is the Full Moon in opposition to Mercury Retrograde. You might not be observing as much progress as you’d like, keep chipping away at it. The Cap Full Moon likes to get things done, but it seems like your efforts are thwarted. Rather than take in the whole big picture at once, break it down into manageable pieces. You’ll be pleased if you can see your efforts through to the end. This Retrograde energy also has the potential to see communication colored by power struggles. Through the end of the month it’ll help to speak from the heart without forcing your hand. It’ll be easy to push too hard. Help people realize that you are on their team.

If you can use your limitations constructively, this time can be of great use. Keep your eyes on the prize, and get yourself ready to win it.

Cheers,

Will

P.s. used my Pottinger ephemeris, Maynard planner, and astro.com to prep this post.

New Moon/Solar Eclipse/North Node in Cancer 7/2/17

No biggie!

So the new moon will happen just about on the Midheaven here in Utah, around exactly 12.16 pm.

There’s a lot going on just as we’re about to head into Mercury Retrograde this weekend. And nothing brings me out of a posting slump faster than going off about Mercury Retrograde!

Check the video for details.

Also, here’s my post about the North Node in Cancer.

Cheers,

Will

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New Moon in Pisces 3/6/19

Hey ho,

The new moon in Pisces is upon us, all washed away with Mercury Retrograde in Pisces as well. New moons are when the moon is dark and the sun and moon return to the same point. Over the course of the month they separate and become full and wind down again. This is said to be a fertile time where new energy can be born and developed to its maturity on the full moon. New moon seeds, full moon harvests.

Pisces is the mutable water sign. This means they respond to the their environment emotionally. If water signs Moon Cancer is the tides and the rivers and Pluto Scorpio is the ice caps and pressurized caves, Neptune Pieces is the deep ocean current and the evaporated water in the atmosphere. Pisces picks up on EVERYTHING. And the sign is a combination of all previous 11 signs of the zodiac.

It’s associated with the depths of the subconscious, and to connection to the Other Side. It’s where our whole identity washes away and we are one with the universe.

Check out this chart! Mercury Retrograde conjunction Moon at 29° Pisces, all up on that Midheaven. No wonder I’ve been doing videos recently. Also Neptune rules cameras.

And check out this video, too:

New Moon in Pisces 3/6/19

Basically, get into the deep end. We’ll have a unique opportunity to merge and see things from another point of view. Don’t get drowned in the emotional flooding, submit and allow it to wash away what’s past.

Cheers,

Will

P.S. I used my ephemeris, my

IT’S MERCURY RETROGRADE AGAIN 🌑♓

Hi everyone,

It’s the first Mercury Rx of the year, out of three in mostly the water or emotional energy signs. Grab the tissues, amirite, water signs? So real quick, a retrograde happens when our relative orbit makes the planet seem to slow down and reverse motion in the night sky. There are actually 3 parts to a retrograde event:

  1. The Shadow Zone. Not an 80’s movie, this is when the planet first moves through the area of the zodiac (we keep track by °) the retrograde occurs. In this instance, Mercury will be backing up to 16° Pisces from 29° – the last degree in all the zodiac. Mercury first entered 16° Pisces on February 3. What does this mean? Any cycles or major themes in relation to Mercury-ruled stuff will be reexamined during the retrograde. As I mention in the video, February was rough for me. Can’t wait for this nonsense.
  2. The Retrograde. This is where all the nonsense happens. Whatever was wound up during the Shadow Zone gets unwound during the retrograde. Or tangled af. The energy of the retrograde is enhanced as we are closer to the planet than at other times of the year. It’s said that Mercury goes underground, or subconscious, during this time. Things break down, agreements, relationships, cars. Basically things get wonky – and it’ll be best if you don’t make big decisions during this time. You will probably change your mind later.
  3. The Shadow Zone Again but for the 3rd Pass. This is where we have to go back and pick up all the pieces. This takes us from March 28 to bout…April 14 or whatever I said on the video? And in the sign of Pisces, we might get washed away in our emotions – I know I already have been.

So anyway check out this video, I talk more bout it:

dramatic background for dramatic mercury retrograde

Also this energy resonates throughout the New Moon in Pisces cycle beginning March 6. We will be open to all sorts of emotional influences wer might not be used to.

Cheers,
Will

P.S. Used my ephemeris and Jim Maynard’s mini planner to get the dates and times for this stuff.

New Moon in Capricorn 1/5/19

Hi y’all,

The last New Moon in Sag has peaked with the Full Moon in Cancer just before Xmas, and we are winding it down through the New Year.

The next New Moon is in the sign of Capricorn at 6.28pm MST on January 5, 2019. New Moons are when the Sun and Moon meet at the same point in the zodiac and the moon appears dark in the sky. This union of the luminaries then gives impetus through the next new moon cycle, this time culminating with the Full SuperMoon Eclipse in Leo on January 20.

New Moon in Cap means taking measure. Capricorn is ruled by the planet Saturn, which is associated with time, temperance, and legacy. I think it’s not a coincidence that the calendar new year happens during Capricorn season – because Cap is Father Time that brings in the baby of the new year. We always look back on the accomplishments of the previous year during this time and look forward to planning the next. This New Moon will have all that in spades as we wake up from the holiday season and see what’s ahead.

Cap’s association with the 10th Astrological House gives importance to the ideas of career, reputation, and public life. Who are we when we represent ourselves to the world? New Year’s Resolutions often have to do with professional goals or reaching new personal heights. Cap rises from the bottom of the sea to the top of the mountain as its animal totem sea-goat, always striving upward til they reach the peak. This new moon will put the focus on who we are as we put ourselves out there. The 10th House also gives a collective idea to the public presentation – who are we becoming together?

This new moon happens at 15 Cap, right in between Saturn at 11 Cap and Pluto at 20 Cap. Talk about being between a rock and a hard place!

Saturn is the taskmaster of the zodiac. It puts you through your lessons and makes you grow up. In classical astrology, it was called the Dark Sun, the Great Malefic, meaning that it was bad and was gonna kick your ass. Nowadays we think of it as less scary, but it definitely is a hardass. 

Pluto is also very dark, a damn generational pressure cooker. It has to do with transformation and conflict, sometimes even challenges to authority and subversion. Contemporary astrologers note how Pluto’s transit through each sign can be linked to different military conflicts and wars throughout the decades since its discovery.

So for this New Moon to be parked in between such heavies, I’m kinda seeing what might be considered a tumultuous month ahead. Not only that, but what happens during this moon cycle has the potential to have lasting consequences. Whereas the cycle we’re currently wrapping up had to do with following our own truth, this next one will have us in the collective consequences of our actions.

I’m thinking of the crazy ish that’s going on with the shutdown right now, and actually a bit nervous about what it means if it’s still happening by the New Moon on the 5th. Regardless, we will be dealing with some wild news over the course of the next month. 

I think a feature of the New Moon chart worth noting is that we have what’s called a bucket shape going on with all the planets on one side, and the North Node in Cancer by itself on the other as the Singleton. I think that this upcoming month could very well be filled with conflict and strife, everyone worrying about what happens next. I think it’s therefore very important to step into the lessons of Cancer energy and find it within ourselves to feel deeply and care for one another out there. We all have to step into the Mother role a bit more, reaching out and caring for each other person out there. The times will be hard, but we must be soft. We must nurture and hold space for others. It might get rough. Who is going to think of the actual children out there? I’m not even quoting a Simpsons right there. I mean, like the kids in cages right now. We have to care for all the kids of the world, even if they aren’t our kids.

I hope the new year brings you health, happiness, and prosperity! Party it up and have a blast, because we will all be thinking about other more important things very soon.

Cheers and Happy New Beers,

Will

2019 Retrograde Planner

Hey hey hey!

It always seems like Mercury Retrograde sneaks up on me, so I tried making some memes that quickly capture how our 2019 cycles are going to go.

Retrogrades are caused by an optical illusion due to our orbit relative to the planets. They do not change their orbits but the planets appear to slow their trajectory in the sky and stop, go backward for awhile, then stop and go forward again. When this happens, we are closer to the planet than at other times of the year.

For that reason, the energy the planet is operating under intensifies and goes inward. For instance, during the more familiar Mercury Retrograde communication seems to break down and during less common Venus Retrogrades we reevaluate our love. These cycles happen to make sure we are staying motivated and on top of things.

Some planets can spend half the year in retrograde! This just means that their influence is less immediate and measured more in years than days.

Hope this quick look ahead helps!!

Cheers,

Will

Full Moon in Cancer 12/22/18

Hi y’all,

For whatever reason it seems easier to make a quick goofy video than trying to do a perfect write up right now, but in the vein of this full moon it does make it more intimate. #iwokeuplikedis

The Full Moon in Cancer is the culmination of the New Moon in Sagittarius on 12/7, meaning internal connection on your journey to higher truth. It’s about how you feel right now, and making sure you feel secure – Big Cancer Energy – and ready to move into your new life (after the changes of Jupiter into Sagittarius).

Just because of the plummeting stock market and government shutdown here in the US, I’ll also leave this reference to the current North Node in Cancer transit. What a time to be alive!

Make it personal thru the next new moon. Make it real. We will be dealing with a lot after new year, so make sure you’re ready.

Happy Holidays!

Will

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