Mercury Enters Virgo
A sound mind is a sound body. Juvenal
As Mercury enters its home sign of Virgo, you’ll have an excellent opportunity to get mental clarity on a specific area of your life. Mercury is the fastest moving planet and is also closest to the Sun, so you can expect to see results sooner than later. If you’d like to learn a new skill or have an important test or examination, Mercury’s influence will sharpen your mind and strengthen your focus. It’s a great influence for teachers, students, writers, or any specialist who needs precision and logic to succeed.
If you are a dancer, athlete, or movement specialist, you’ll benefit from refining your technique. Perfectionism is Virgo’s domain, so if you’ve developed a bad habit, now is a great time to correct it and find out what really works, which will likely be unique to your own experience.
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Remembering Bob Fosse
Cancer Sun, Aquarius Ascendant Aries Moon
“Don’t Dance for the Audience, Dance for Yourself” — Bob Fosse
“Don’t Dance for the Audience, Dance for Yourself ” Bob Fosse
Taking a deeper look into his chart, it’s clearly revealed dance was indeed the ticket to Fosse’s legacy. With the Sun in perfect sextile to Terpsichore (asteroid # 81) both in quincunx to Saturn-the infamous magical atrological pattern is revealed- ‘the Yod’, better known as the ‘Finger of God’. In Fosse’s Case, God’s finger points directly to hard work, professionalsim, achievement, and legacy- all infamous virtues of Saturn.
Saturn’s placement in Sagitarius in the ninth house (the Archer’s natural arena) emphasizes faith and spirituality – and is not easily expressed through the confines of Saturn’s critical gaze and high expectations. It’s likely that although Fosse was adulated by his colleagues and fans, he was never fully satisfied or deeply believed in himself-but he didn’t have to- thanks to the perfect sextile between the Sun and Terpsichore.
Known as the “opportunity aspect”, the sextile (60 degree angle) is akin to two planets shaking hands in strong agreement. In Fossey’s case, his Cancer Sun and Taurus Terpsichore signifies a beautiful parternship of soul with sensuality, topped off with a refined aesthetic- (due to Venus’s rulership of Taurus). Fosse intuitively knew how to make a dancer look great while also emitting irresistible visceral energy. Undoubetdly this was the gift of his Sun Terpsichore sextile- a planteary agreement that set off a divine spark and unleashed unstoppable positive momentum.
Some people are just born to be dancers; Bob Fosse was definately one of them.
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Solar Eclipse in Cancer
Home is not a place- it’s a feeling, Cecelia Ahern
This Solar Eclipse is especially powerful as it arrives with the Summer Solstice, when the Sun (the galaxy’s brigthest star) rises to its highest distance from the earth, at the top of the northern hemisphere, also known as the Tropic of Cancer. It marks the longest day of the year and the first day of Summer.
Cancer is a sign of royalty, fertility, emotional intelligence, and nurturance. You can expect this eclipse to usher in a new emotional chapter in your life. You’ll likely feel a strong urge to make a fresh start in a particular area of your life, this eclipse is also especially strong arriving at the very beginning of Cancer at 0 Degrees, also known as the Aries point.
This will intensify the Cancerian influence, and because Cancer is a cardinal sign, you’ll likely want to forge powerfully ahead, even if you don’t yet have a clear direction. This is a beuatiful time for an intuitive breakthrough that can guide you directly to your north star~ Did you like this post? Donate to Dancestrology!
This will intensify the Cancerian influence, and because Cancer is a cardinal sign, you’ll likely want to forge powerfully ahead, even if you don’t yet have a clear direction.
This is a beuatiful time for an intuitive breakthrough that can guide you directly to your north star~
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Born January 5, 1931
Capricorn Sun & Terpsichore, Cancer Moon, Sagittarius Ascendant
The creative process is not controlled by a switch you can simply turn on or off; it’s with you all the time. Alvin Ailey
Alvin Ailey’s horoscope is a wild display of legacy, life long commitment, and courageous leadership. When looking at his photo I can not help be see the resemblance of the goat persona Capricorn is so famous for. His piercing eyes, his chiseled jawline, and perfectly trimmed ‘ goatee’. He is the quintessential goat not only in image but also soul and spirit, as his chart clearly reveals.
What’s most striking in his chart is the intimate connection between the Sun and Saturn at 14 degrees of Capricorn. In astrology this tight planetary embrace is known as cazimi or “in the heart of the Sun”. When a planet is “in the heart of the Sun”, its power is amplified and adds a special charisma to the Sun’s rays.
In Mr. Ailey’s case the connection is even more powerful as Saturn happens to also be the ruler of Capricorn, the zodiac’s most serious sign. Saturn is also known as the ruler of “fate” and points to one’s destiny. It is a planet that rewards hard work with lasting achievement. Now, moving toward yet another decade in the 21st century, the Ailey Spirit continues to shine brightly, as if indeed in the heart of the Sun.
The Sun Dances in Sagittarius~
Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul – and sings the tunes without the words – and never stops at all. Emily Dickenson, Sagittarius
With the Sun now in Sagittarius, the zodiac’s most optimistic sign, have trust in the power of your faith, and you’ll see positive changes, especially in regards to a legal settlement, citizenship matter or ethical concern. Doing what you know in your heart to be right, just, and true-this is what the fiery energy of Sagittarius is all about. Go all out, and go big, as Sagittarius is ruled by Jupiter, the largest planet of the solar system. If you can imagine yourself in a higher, grander place, whether it involves your career, creativity, or social circle, take the first step- and soon enough serendipity will likely inspire you to take a big leap. Who knows- you may even up dancing on your toes!
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Illumination for the Soul
A Libra Moon
Whatever the heavens create, the earth can find use for. Chinese Proverb
Moon Dances, Illumination for the Soul~
A Virgo Moon
Human beings have a part of animal within; their best part. Nikito Nipongo
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Illumination for the Soul
All Matter Depends on Movement. René Descartes
The Sun is now in Leo!
The Sun will be in its natural dignity as it enters Leo, to last until Wednesday, August 22. Leo, the sign of creative expression, loyalty, and leadership is ruled by the Sun, the galaxy’s brightest star, giving you a unique opportunity to shine and release the part of you that longs for recognition. While Cancer, the preceding sign is emotional and internal, Leo is light hearted and extroverted. Keep this in mind when encountering a situation that requires you to act with confidence, for this is what Leo does best!
ARIES (March 21- April 19)
Parties and other social festivities will keep you feeling fresh and up to date. You’ll have extra sex- appeal, so take advantage and take the stage whenever possible. If you’re an actor or other performing artist, now is the time to get yourself seen, as your talent will make you stand out. If you’re currently not involved in a project, create one; a showcase, script-reading, screening, or other self-produced event will likely be a fabulous way to build creative momentum.
TAURUS (April 20 -May 20)
Throw a dinner party with an exclusive invitation list, and you’ll shine light on your most cherished relationships. Give your living space a lift with a new look that brings in as much Sun as possible, as this will lift your mood and keep you in good spirits. Throw a game night if you need some new company, as you’ll likely come out a winner in more ways than one! If you have children in your life, extra play time will add sunshine to your life as you experience the joy of childhood.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21)
Creative writing will bring out the best in you, so if an idea for a short story of poem comes to you, put pen to paper (or your fingers to your i-pad), and you’ll be on a roll. Take a master class from great story tellers such as Judy Blume, Shonda Rhymes, or indulge in a little Shakespeare, and you’ll set your imagination to new heights. If you’re in sales (a most people are in one way or another) you’ll have impressive powers of persuasion. Hold true to your strongest opinion, observation, or analysis and your confidence will soar.
CANCER (June 22-July 22)
Put the spotlight on your talent and what makes you unique, as this will likely lead to a new money making opportunity. What are you really good at Cancer? You’ll benefit from giving this serious thought, especially if you’re an aspiring entrepreneur. An updated wardrobe, new hair style, or new piece of furniture will add a touch of luxury to your life to help you feel like the extra special person you are. This is the time to treat yourself, and uphold the value of your natural talent.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)
Whatever you dare to do or be, now is the time to step into the spotlight and make it happen. With the galaxy’s brightest star (the Sun) shining in its natural sign of Leo, you’ll have the vitality to set a new personal best. Leo is a sign of fixed, fiery energy, so when you put your mind to going for what you want, it’s over…the gold medal is practically in your hands! Enter a triathlon and unleash the warrior within, open your heart of hearts to someone special, or make a surprise appearance, and you’ll shine.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)
Dream a little dream and before long it will likely become a grand inspiration, so pay attention to the quiet voice within, and the images that linger with you after you awake. As the Sun enters Leo your chart’s most mystical arena will ignite, known in astrology as the twelfth house. The twelfth house is like the gate way between reality and other dimensions that are felt but not seen. Your greatest power will come from your intuition and gut instinct- if it feels right, it will likely feel very right. Follow your inner compass and you’ll likely land exactly where you need to be.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)
Step into the crowd and become part of a vision or cause that’s bigger than you, and you’ll find new inspiration to propel you forward toward a long term goal. You’ll have a way with people now, and can get the attention of a VIP if you develop a full proof strategy and stick with it. If your best friend or closest colleague invites you to an exclusive party or public event, by all means go because you’ll likely make an important connection. Be mindful that a modest introduction may in fact turn out to be a real game changer down the road, as someone who can pull a lot of strings may initially test your true intentions with a very low key persona.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)
Now the Sun (the solar system’s brightest star) is at the pinnacle of your chart, and will put your greatest ambition in the spotlight. If you’re in transition and looking for a bigger and better opportunity, have courage to take a risk and let others know where you’re headed because your confidence will be contagious. Look for an opportunity to showcase what you do. A symposium, conference, or expo will likely give you a fabulous platform to shine will also attracting a quality opportunity. Above all, know that you are a natural leader. Once you relax into this wisdom, you’ll allow the flow of success to flow through you.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)
Leo, like Sagittarius, is also a fire sign, so don’t be surprised if you find yourself feeling more like your usual optimistic self. Travel as much as you can, as meeting new people and having new life experiences will help you gain perspective and realize what’s really important in your life. If a citizenship matter or global pursuit is on your agenda, rest assured that justice will prevail. Have faith that the best outcome is within your reach, as this will make it easier to attract the help you’ll need to successfully reach your final destination. Self-promotion is well starred for you now, so if you have a service or product that needs exposure, put yourself out there, and you’ll blossom like a sunflower.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)
Your ability to let go of what you no longer need will release you from an unconscious fear and free you to pave a new direction. Someone close to you will likely give you a new awareness about a lingering burden or responsibility- so if you feel yourself resisting, ironically, it will likely be a good sign. Now is also a wonderful time to examine your relationship with money, as this will likely lead you to psychological breakthrough that will release a chain reaction of positive change and personal development.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)
The spotlight will shine on your most important relationship as the Sun shines in your complementary sign of Leo. This doesn’t mean you won’t get your fair share of attention, on the contrary. Your best friend, sweetheart, father, or loyal confidant will likely give you a push when you most need it, which will likely lead you exactly where you need to be headed. This is a time to pay attention to the advice you receive, for it will likely contain a beautiful kernel of wisdom that will help you become a better partner.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20)
Give a helping hand whenever you get the opportunity Pisces, and in turn you’ll likely breathe life into an untapped talent or skill. Listen carefully to a complement you receive from your co-worker, assistant, or someone who offers a specialized service to you, as he or she will likely hit the mark. The Sun’s journey through Leo will encourage you to simplify your life and find a way to do good in the world. In order to do this effectively however, you’ll likely need to give your well-being extra attention. Consider a personal trainer or nutritionist to help you get on the right track, as expert assistance will help your reach your personal best.
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