Cancer Sun, Scorpio Moon

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Emotional honesty is your pathway to internal security.

You possess massive potential to provide an unassailable haven for others to heal. It’s one of your callings to be the purveyor of the message that it may take “death” to sustain life.

There’s a tremendous gift of psychological insight contained within this solar/lunar blend. Also, an astounding responsibility in handling human emotional resources .

For those of us who view the Cancerian vibe as strictly “meek and mild”, we should think again.

This crab has a stinger.

It may be skillfully concealed, but when activated,  you will know doubt feel the potency of its existence. The “water” of which this combination is comprised of isn’t tepid from the tap, but rather supercharged H2O infused with minerals of intensity and passion.

Your combination suggests that an intimate connection to people and situations is a priority, even if the feeling isn’t reminiscent of the “clean cut” sound of a barber shop quartet. For you, the sincere acknowledgement and authentic expression of emotion looms large.

Your life force is fueled through creating a sense of safety in the world. Having confidence in your chosen method of self-protection which you use to intuitively navigate the undercurrents of human feeling. This is reflected in a personality that needs to eliminate any internal patterns of toxicity which may put you “under siege”, or activate fears of having your vulnerability exploited.

You must control through knowing; through keen, instinctual awareness of the human condition. Probably better than anyone, you realize that although it’s bright and sunny, life can also be murky, cloudy- and as dark as midnight.

Release is a central theme in your life. Burning within is the hunger for an avenue to channel the conundrum of volcanic emotional energy.

Serving others as a trusted agent in their process of transformation certainly qualifies as a productive use of your powers.

Dysfunctionally, you indiscriminately strip others “butt naked” and flip open the gates of exposure and call it “truth”, ignoring the enormous subjectivity of your lenses. Realize that this can cause not only harm to the person (or people) involved, but also to YOU.

Understand that in those precious moments, you may have betrayed your heart’s natural sense of empathy and the innate sensitivity which draws other people to you like a magnet. Preserving those gifts is an absolute key to your well being.

Acute and penetrating perception can forever be your ally. How you choose to wield a sword that cuts both ways will ultimately help write your life script.

Tender and caring incisions at the precise point of pain may be a strategy that’s well worth considering.

Your theme song is “Bloodstream” by Stateless. You can listen to it right here:

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Scorpio Sun, Taurus Moon

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When the Sun in Scorpio meets the Moon in Taurus in a natal chart, there’s immense potential for self-transformation and the healing of others, as well as a solid, satisfying sense of inner stability. There’s a natural polarity between these signs, which means that successful navigation of this sun-moon combination depends on the ability to synthesize the solar drives and lunar needs.

The Scorpio Sun’s life force is stimulated by a propensity for plumbing the depths.

There’s a hankering to penetrate situations and people to the core in order to ignite the vitality of the solar scorpion. Gaining control through the knowledge of psychological dynamics is the realm in which the 8th sign of the zodiac operates.

In order to continuously thrive in this sphere, an allowance must be made for considerable (and probably frequent) life changes. Consistent transformation implies the periodic shedding of a symbolic skin, which contains the contents of things outworn and obsolete. This ritual insinuates that Scorpio Sun’s have moved on to another level of development which now promises more challenges.

The Sun’s placement in Scorpio suggests that your intensity and depth of feeling, which sometimes manifests as internal turmoil, can be used, in it’s most constructive sense, as a healing agent.

You’ve walked the emotional tightrope and been scalded by the fires on life only to emerge from a symbolic “death” (or deaths) as a stronger person who has survived, and now vowed to LIVE. Through these experiences, you’re now certified by the cosmos to show others how to navigate the heat of the blaze if you will risk vulnerability and divulge your secrets.

Your Taurus Moon utilizes the Scorpio Sun’s energy to form a personality whose emotional needs center around steadiness, preserving the status quo, material stability and taking your time to enjoy all of the sensual pleasures life has to offer.

When we consider this sun-moon blend, we only need to think about the interaction between a scorpion and a bull.  The bull, symbolized by the Taurus Moon has an emotional investment in staying in it’s place. It’s comfortable and really sees no need to move. After all, it’s physical needs are being met and in most aspects, it FEELS good.

The Scorpion is small in size, but potent in power. It will not be ignored.

On a symbolic level, if the Bull is grazing and the scorpion appears, with it’s intent on changing the material conditions, the bull has the following choices : (a) re-vamp it’s options and consider a new locale to fulfill it’s needs or (b) become aggressively protective defending it’s territory and possibly suffer the fatal, paralyzing sting of the scorpion.

Sure, it might get lucky and step on it, but why take the risk, right?

One of the ultimate lessons of this sun-moon blend is that the only constant in life is change. Physical, emotional, intellectual and spiritual change. By surrendering to this maxim, we’re able to gain inner peace because we can begin to take our time to “smell the roses” enjoy the sensual and material pleasures of living without feeling like we absolutely must POSSESS them.

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Taurus Sun, Taurus Moon

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What you need learn is this: You can rock the boat, yet still preserve the basic foundation.

Your life aspirations and emotional fulfillment come through building steadiness and consistency in every facet of your life. The understanding of what’s valuable is something that’s second nature. There’s this uncanny knack of knowing how to throw “overboard” that which isn’t functional.

However, there’s a fine line between comfort and inertia and even a MORE fine one between tranquility and stifling immobility.

One of your tasks is to recognize psychological undercurrents which go deeper than just face value and diving below the surface to incorporate intensity as a means to fostering positive change.

While you may be able preserve your boat’s foundation, the entire entity may not continue to be in optimal condition to sail the ever-changing seas of life if you don’t consider the adjustments which need to be made according to the times.

Understand that enhancements aren’t necessarily a rejection of what you’ve always done. Adding TO doesn’t always mean taking FROM.

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Pisces Sun, Capricorn Moon : “Got To Be Real”

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To bring solid form to one’s inspired visions is one of the main life missions of those with this natal Sun-Moon blend. Through fulfilling your emotional need for accomplishment, you can shine as a beacon for others by helping them to understand the importance of creating ideals to aspire to.

At your best, your strength and sensitivity combine to produce a savvy strategist who has acute insight into human behavior. A leader who knows how to summon assistance from others in meeting their personal goals. You understand the areas in which others would excel, which lessens the feelings of having to shoulder the burden of solely being responsible for your success.

You’re also the artist who is disciplined enough to apply what’s in your mind and heart to the canvas and finish what you start.

At your worst, you can feel woefully inadequate about your ability to produce what your mind conceives which morphs into self-doubt and an overall lack of motivation.

The developmental potential that comes with this blend is enveloped in a message which instructs one not to stop with just the dream, and to advance everything that inspires you to create a REAL life scenario that you can benefit from.

Furthermore, the Pisces Sun and Capricorn Moon blend suggests a synthesis of the spiritual and the material. The celestial instructions are clear that these two are to be viewed holistically rather than as separate entities. You must understand that to achieve status and recognition for your hard work isn’t anti-spiritual, just as the periodic engagement in fantasy and daydreaming as a means to honing one’s imaginative faculties isn’t non-productive.

Your Theme song is Cheryl Lynn’s ”  Got To Be Real” you can listen here:

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Virgo Sun, Sagittarius Moon

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If the Virgo Sun/Sagittarius Moon combination could be broken down into items, Virgo would be a microscope, while Sagittarius would be a wide lens telescope.

Virgo would analyze the debris sitting within immediate reach, while the archer would have its gaze firmly set upon a distant horizon. The fusion of these two types of energies provides a narrative which speaks to our multivaried options of how we wish to experience our respective worlds.

In a birth chart, when the Sun is in Virgo and the Moon is in Sagittarius, the fundamental energy which stimulates this individual is one of improving life processes through constant analysis, refinement and correction. Make no mistake about it, Virgo wants to use its systematic wiles in service of being “right and exact”.

The propensity of this solar placement is to view the world in relation to how it can immediately be made better. One of the psychological needs of Virgo is to enrich whatever situation, relationship or process that they become a part of. The perfection of skill and technique to be offered as a valuable contribution to humanity is what’s ultimately sought. More than anything, Virgo wants to be useful.

The Sagittarius Moon utilizes the Virgo Sun’s light to reflect a personality which needs to grasp the most all-encompassing worldview possible. This placement suggests that the individual is nourished through physical and mental exploration. This activity can take the form of studying how the laws of the universe and cosmos operate to provide the cords that bind us all or trekking halfway across the globe to experience culture shock.

After some of these experiences have been digested and internalized, the Sagittarius Moon individual needs to have its observations and opinions respected on how they view the grand design that we call life:

“The distant horizon is always felt as more appealing than the here and now. They particularly need mentall freedom [including religious and spiritual room to improve themselves] since their aspirations are not just high, but boundless.”

“In fact, they want to say yes to every opportunity; they want to feel that life is unbounded by any limits , and so they tend to instinctively promise far more than they can ever deliver.” 

I’m a  firm believer that we can learn valuable and insightful lessons from every sign in the zodiac when the entire system is viewed as a continuum or a progression. I also think that the energies contained in our birth charts are begging for our utilization of them.

The Sun  in Virgo needs to use the Sagittarius Moon in order to highlight the large scale possibilities in this world. As not to get snared in the “overanalysis leads to paralysis” trap, better known as the obsessive-compulsive style of the overfunctioning Virgo.

Robert Shapiro states:

“When the obsessive-compulsive person is unable to reach a decision by formula or rule, (s)he may begin to stew. S(he) will struggle to find the “right” solution. S(he) will tax him (her)self to think about it.

But the obsessive-compulsive person’s stewing has very little in common with the normal person’s thinking over the relevant facts. In the course of his(her) stewing, the obsessive person will continue long after he(she) has worn out the relevant facts and exhausted any possibility of new understanding from them. (S)he will have combined them in alll of their possible combinations and done so many times.

(S)he has, in other words tried to deal with the problem of decision according to his(her) style. (S)he tries to deal with it as if it were the most taxing technical problem- the search for the “right” answer. But most of the time this search is bound to fail.

There is no “right” answer in this sense, in the sense that there is a right answer to a technical problem. The decision, as much as s(he) shrinks from the fact, comes to a choice, a preference.”

Conversely, the Sagittarius Moon stands to benefit from the Virgo Sun’s potential for attention to detail and pragmatic focus.

There can be significant gains in the area of practical application of knowledge and understanding. Bringing high-minded ideals down to everyday life so that they don’t just remain ivory tower theory, but rather subject themselves to be tested by reality.

In this manner, the lifetime journey is full of options. Both the forest and the trees are available as well as the long range view and the immediate details. The wide eyed wonder associated with the Sagittarian quest is grounded by Virgoan utility without the obsessive after taste that’s common as a result of attempting to compulsively control events and outcomes.

THIS is a win-win.

References: “Neurotic Styles” by Robert Shapiro; “Person To Person Astrology” by Stephen Arroyo

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Venus in Virgo, Mars in Gemini

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Contained in this Venus/Mars combination is the potential for swift and clever mental dexterity which is illustrated by the mutable energy of Virgo and Gemini. Elementally, the practicality and common sense of earth and the curiosity and experimental bent of air are attempting to adjust to one another in a developmentally tense relationship.

In synthesis, there’s a marked efficiency in relationships which tends toward compartmentalization. One knows exactly the specific purpose that people serve in their lives. In fact, one may maintain friendships where all of the people involved rarely intersect.  For you, discrimination is simply the need to be selective in your socialization with others, always keeping the motivations of bettering one’s life and standing in mind.

Your intellect is your “sword” which cuts both ways. Its “incisions” can add important details which are vital to the success of others. Adding the enjoyment of service, you become a trusted support system that’s the epitome of reliability.

On the flip side, the same skill can be directed toward “analyzing” with the intent of criticism aimed at undermining the self-esteem and confidence of others. One may seriously want to take note of the concept of  projection here, as to remind yourself that it’s quite alright to treat yourself fairly in the midst of being a flawed human being.

There can be an over-analysis of one’s emotions which can repress or inhibit the heart function.  Irrespective of the feeling, the practice of giving oneself permission to stop and experience emotions for exactly what they are is invaluable.

Erotic urges typically begin in a cerebral fashion through stimulating debate and conversation and it’s important to know that mere physicality won’t sustain your sense of sexual excitement for long.

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Pisces Sun, Aquarius Moon : “All of Us”

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Within the realm of the Pisces Sun-Aquarius Moon combination, “We are the World” meets “All Power To the People.”  There’s a dynamic, creative streak of progressive humanitarianism available for constructive use.

Becoming a conduit for greater spiritual realities and working in the intangible realms of existence is the key to optimizing your life force.

This can be accomplished through fulfilling your primary need to make a distinct contribution to the welfare of the human family. You may be best served by weaving your niche using the fabric of the futuristic and the avant-garde as a guide.

Potential nourishment comes from the diet of the unconventional as a means to finding your place, or “shore” to swim to in the midst of society.

It’s equally important for you to pursue individuation as well as merge with the collective, and become a “person of the times”.

Confronting and questioning the status quo, pushing the envelope on accepted customs and worldviews can serve you in connecting with your spiritual source.

Problems can emerge when the search for your unique “thumbscrew” operates as blind rebellion. You hop from group to group, movement to movement, masking your dissatisfaction with self and projecting it on others, accusing them of being too “sheepish”.

Operating dysfunctionally, you feel the need to distance yourself with an air of aloof superiority because according to you : YOUR “different” is better than everyone else’s and you’re the only independent thinker in the vicinity.

Without a worthy cause, you become a deluded pseudo-revolutionary whose abrasive demeanor has alienated others, but you still manage to convince yourself that “you didn’t want to be a part of that anyway.”

If you choose to work constructively with these energies to develop a firm sense of identity and nurture your self-confidence, you automatically gain distinction.

There will be no overcompensation needed as actions will illustrate your noteworthy demeanor. Experimentation will then be used effectively as an ally to navigate your personal metamorphosis rather than as an escape hatch from solidity.

Your theme song is “All of Us” by Red Pill

You can listen here:

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Moon in the 7th House : “Give Me Your Love”

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With one’s moon placed natally in the 7th house, there’s a fine line between emotional support and labor. Having the moon in an angular house equates to a strong position oriented towards “the other”. So, there’s the possibility of  a perpetually reactive stance to the feelings and emotions of other people.

How you navigate this space is key.

A developmental lesson of this placement is to understand the importance of owning your feelings and being in charge of them. Also, learning the true definition of empathy will prove to be important, as to be able to make the distinction between identification and sharing feelings with another and allowing yourself to become enmeshed and entrenched in others tumultuous dramas.

This natal position suggests that there’s the potential to form genuine connections with others and create avenues of trust and support. So, to care in a warm and nurturing manner which fosters growth is natural. However, to understand the limits of your support and knowing when to encourage another person to help themselves will prove to be key to your overall emotional health.

You’re not required to digest and carry the emotional burdens of others. Your reigning strength relies in providing and holding a safe, non-judgmental space where active listening and kindness are present, as well as healthy and clearly defined boundaries.

You may be someone who works directly with women or has an emotional investment in issues which affect them specifically.  Also, in your partnerships, the open expression of how one is feeling may be valued and prevent unhealthy projections.

If you have the Moon in the 7th House, your theme song is “Give Me Your Love” by Curtis Mayfield. You can listen here:

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Sagittarius : The Developmental Lessons

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When approaching Astrology, my attempts are to do so with a developmental model in mind.

While there may be moments of glory which affirm our basic self-hood and encourage us to project that into the world, there are also bouts of crisis, or proverbial “forks in the road” that require our blind spots to be highlighted with the hopes that we’ll view this as food for growth, in service of becoming the people that we’re meant to be.

Every person born under a particular sign, or with an abundance of that sign’s archetypal energy within their birth chart possesses areas which, if not addressed properly, can severely hamper their human development.

In addition to the intellectually expansive and intrepid exploratory nature of Sagittarian energy, there can also be a more disordered side. This is the dysfunctional dimension of Sagittarius which concludes that strong belief correlates into ultimate, undisputed truth.

When Sagittarian (Jupiterian) energy is distorted, there’s a righteous indignation present that indicates we have life all figured out. This is an important observation, and something that those with heavy dose of this vibe definitely need to take note of, and neutralize in order to fully actualize their birth potential.

Feeling like your truth “walks on water” or is somehow “God-favored” can definitely become a colossal stumbling block in your development.   It’s very humbling to realize that we don’t and we probably never will, have life all figured out, and if we manage to do that, best believe the breath which sustains us will have permanently escaped from our bodies.

It may help for you to consider that it can prove to be far more effective to ask questions which provoke thought and stimulate discussion rather than try to appear as if you’re the smartest person in the room.

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Sagittarius, every day, there’s more to learn and explore. It’s such a big world out there. There are people with cultures and customs that we really know very little about whose philosophies and cosmologies make just as much sense to them as ours does to us.

What you’ll hopefully discover is that seeking to listen and understand can contain much more mileage than any type of judgments or critiques which parade your personal worldview as the standard for normative behavior.

Meditate on the symbol which is the bow and arrow.

Ultimately, your purpose is to formulate large scale questions which explore the nature of the universe and our place in it.

The fuel which can best sustain you on your life’s mission is that which thoughtfully ponders and prompts debate. When flowing with your cosmic blueprint, you place yourself in alignment with your natural birthright which is to guide and inspire others to open up new windows of thinking.

What needs to be realized is: you can most certainly accomplish this without instituting dogmatic clutches of “belief” in attempts to fervently convert others to your way of thinking.

Setting up an “Amen corner” is your celestial kryptonite.

To synthesize and ultimately advance knowledge, we must all consider viewpoints which at one time may have been totally foreign to us.

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For Sagittarius, this is where you need to incorporate Gemini, your complimentary sign and come to grips with the multi-faceted nature of truth. Just because you’re looking out the window and see one thing, doesn’t mean everyone else has that same pair of lenses on.

The best example you can set is to effectively question the nature of things so that others may be prompted to investigate what other types of lenses may exist.

Let’s speculate for a minute  and suppose that you DID have all of the answers.

What would be left to talk about? Understand that your job is to keep the discussion OPEN.

What you DON’T want to sound like is one of those people who starts off a sentence by saying “don’t debate me on this.” Or ends a heated, evangelical diatribe with “case closed”.

What, then, (if anything) do you have to look forward to in life, Sagittarius?

A tombstone that reads: “I was right”?

Your arrow is clearly supposed to fly freely with FORWARD momentum, and what better way to travel than to allow others the FREEDOM to pursue their own truth through sincere and robust inquiry?

You will be better for this. You will expand your mind and gain a greater perspective. Your glaring blind spots will begin to develop eyes and you will gain the wisdom which is waiting for you to partake in it.

Understand that addressing these issues doesn’t extract anything from who you are; it merely uncovers more dimensions of your psyche which will ultimately benefit you, and those who have the pleasure of being in your presence.

If you’re able to embrace this perspective everything will eventually be RIGHT within yourself, and that’s admirable. So, the case won’t be that you CAN’T be wrong., It will be that you’ve come to terms with yourself so that you can do no wrong in embracing attitudes that are beneath the person that you are.

As hip-hop artist Guilty Simpson says: “Mind on Alert, eyes see clear, it’s no fear, heart beats strong….. I can do no wrong.”

Take a listen:

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Sagittarius Sun, Scorpio Moon: “Stakes is High”

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Freedom and passion.

Not at all an unlikely pairing of needs . However, one could easily see how there could be a challenge to integrate both when involved with another individual.

The two needs would definitely have to negotiate with one another and come to a reasonable agreement . At least for that moment, or day in time.

Let’s  explore for a moment how this blend of a Sagittarius Sun and Scorpio Moon could make a lifetime out of fusing the breadth and depth which is implied by these two requirements.

With the Sun in Sagittarius, the quest to unearth a truth which will highlight the vast cosmic order and provide you with an ever broadening life philosophy is what fuels you.

The adventures of intellectual influencehaving a profound effect on the way others thinkteaching, acquiring knowledge and wisdom and obtaining the foresight to predict outcomes based on what you’ve learned serves as a stimulus for your life energy.

Your Scorpio Moon borrows your shine and reflects it back creating a personality which needs to go deep.

Your reigning needs consist of a necessity to feel life’s experiences at their most profound levels. Piercing and penetrating the veils and leaving the surface levels of existence in the dust.

You’re nourished by immersing yourself in the transformative fires of conflict and intimacy so that you may emerge reborn, wiser and more powerful.

Once a Sagittarian has been bitten by the bug of truth, he or she can’t be stopped. In a style filled with missionary zeal, they aim their arrow at their targets straight and true hoping to capture what they need until their next quest.

This life thrust blends with the energy of the lunar Scorpion, who concentrates his/her emotional reserves in a very private and strategic way only to be released when it’s appropriate. So, whether you possess this planetary placement or you’re close to someone who does- know that the stakes are high and the goal is to live life as such.

Your theme song is : “Stakes is High” by De La Soul. You can listen here:

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