misserinkim: Hi! I absolutely love your blog and love reading all your astrological profiles. I was wondering if you had the time to illuminate how a cancer sun, aquarius moon and scorpio ascendant work together? It just seems like such a strange combination! Thank you
Hi misserinkim, thank you so much. :) I’m really happy you enjoy what I post.
Well, I guess by “strange” you mean that the signs the planets are in are kind of paradoxical. I think they are, in theory. But I also think they match together well, because they’re all rather introverted together.
The placements you have told me give you a tendency to believe that the world you inhabit and the world all those around you inhabit is completely different. You’re a natural deep thinker and keen observer. You likely often felt as a child and growing up that you felt out of place, that the things people concerned themselves with seemed meaningless to you, and conversely others viewed you to be in a different world. You simply aren’t interested in things that many hold so important, so you appear out of touch to them. These placements together make it so you live in a world that is entirely private and different than most of those around you. You put on what face you need to get through the day with a cool and calm exterior, you can socialize perfectly well, but you likely feel that the real joy of life lies in being free and by yourself. As such, that makes you a friendly, but private and somewhat distant person to those who don’t know you. Your sense of individuality is especially heightened with Scorpio asc. The key to finding that place where you feel you are alone on your own journey is to chase after what you like. The weirder, the better. Aquarius moons find comfort in solitude (with Cancer), freedom, and through doing something unique and uncommon. Settling for what’s normal or what others tell you is best or easiest will never work.
ironinkpen: Hi there John :D I'm a Libra Sun and Sagittarius Moon, and I'd like to know what this means for me :)
Hi ironinkpen, thank you for your message. :)
Libra sun and Sagittarius Moon means that you almost seem like you’re always out of this world - swept in the wonderland of your dreams and your aspirations. Your ideas are often very out of this world, not tied down by any kind of details or restrictions.. kind of the quintessential free spirit. You’re not shy to socialize and you’re interested in experiencing the beauties and joys of the world. Any attemps to bind you or tie you down will ultimately fail, because you know that the world has so much for you and you dream to be connected to the world - fun, free, open and spontaneous. You seek to avoid conflict, to avoid situations that are too heavy and serious, and you enjoy the lighthearted side of life. Ultimately, you’re an explorer and a curious heart, seeing the light in everything.
I hope that resonated with you :)
no-bad-thoughts: Hi there :) I am a Virgo Sun, Scorpio Moon, and Aries Rising. Can you tell me anything about how they work together? I would really appreciate it and I really enjoy your blog!
Hi there, thank you for your question and I’m glad you like the blog. I hope your holidays are going well.
Aries Ascendant, Scorpio Moon and Virgo rising means that you have no trouble going for what you want. I think actually that one of the biggest lessons of your lifetime is to control how much force you put into your actions, because you’re abundant with power. Virgo Sun and Aries rising means that you have a very good idea about how things should be handled, and you know how to make life productive. Scorpio Moon gives you considerable willpower and a very intense inner life - your emotions are the powerful driving force behind a lot of what you do. Your life is imbued with intensity, your thoughts are intense and your emotions swirl powerfully beneath you. Aries rising means that everyone around you knows that you’re a force to be reckoned with, ripe with intensity and very aware of the most minute details around you. With those things combined, you constantly find yourself wondering when to push yourself and when to back down. You’re easily able to sense what’s out of place, and you’re not afraid to say so. You’re one of the propelling forces in the world, on a path to success if you know how to channel your abundant power and energy into positive ways.
If you don’t feel comfortable asserting yourself and pursuing your dreams, then know this - Aries and Scorpio and Virgo in combination means you have a considerable power of will and you have an amazing ability to lead and to think.
Hope this resonated with you - let’s have a reading if you want to learn more in detail. :)
this full moon brings several things to the surface within your psyche, like beautiful debris rising in an ocean after a ship sinks.
you’ll likely notice a few things stirring within yourself today. first, you will notice that the mystery of death and life will be especially captivating… the words of that song seem to ring with something so familiar, meanings that reach far beyond what’s so cliche today. you may feel yourself portrayed as a player on a grand board game, heroically reaching towards his or her goals, strategizing, calculating. Something from beyond, deep within you, is aching to let you know where to head next. Pay close attention to what hints and suggestions you get today. They may just hit you in the right spot, and suddenly, you know exactly what to do with yourself next, how to proceed with things. What you see in the world today will accurately reflect what you already know on the inside - how to proceed forward.
The full moon signifies that if you’ve been engaging in some sort of mental or emotional warfare, it will reach a peak of tension today. Secrets aren’t safe, especially ones hidden under pressure or shame. If you’ve been tiptoeing, deceiving, or feel that’s been done to you… the truth might come up about all of that today. Particularly nasty, unbecoming, or uncomfortable feelings may creep up on you… be sure to release all of these things when you feel them. Don’t sweep it under the rug. It will build up pressure and explode. Secrecy is not going to work well today at all. Answer all questions honestly and directly to avoid dealing with the elevated fallout that will come from it, specifically at this time..
Today, that tension will explode… or tensions will become so thick you can “cut it with a knife.” If you’ve been avoiding uncomfortable emotions lately, or feel something wrong has been happening, don’t be surprised if it all surfaces today. Alternatively, overriding feelings that are hard to acknowledge or notice will become clear today. If you’re thinking about making some big decisions, today’s a day to reflect on your options, listen for inspiration. It will seem like the whole world is conspiring to send you a message directly.
Signs most affected: Taurus, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Cancer,
Signs least affected: Virgo, Pisces, Aries
enjoy the mystery, but don’t create any of your own..
So you may have noticed that from January to April, not much has been going on. Things were at a standstill, no progress appears to have been made, and people have been running in circles, unable to release their frustration. People have had so little opportunity to release their anger, be aggressive, and assert themselves that we’ve all become stagnant.
Well, now Mars is moving forward again for a long time. And this is what happens: Blown up fights, tension exploding, issues that weren’t addressed directly in the last few months are coming again, full force. Drama is unfolding, fights are coming up and tensions continue to run high. You thought what was bothering you for the last few months would be tolerable, but it continues to surmount, the discomfort becomes unbearable. Basically, the little things that were bothering you about people or your situation have blown up in your face. My best advice - confront your issues firmly and directly. Say exactly what you want and need. Assert yourself when you feel like you’re being used. Call people out when you notice something’s wrong. The best thing to do is to roll with the flow of Mars, who is trying to coax the fighter and the aggressor out of you again. Say what you mean, what you feel. Don’t be afraid to hurt some feelings, because you have to stick up for yourself and say what’s right. Face any discomfort and make deliberate moves to address it.
Signs most affected: All. Particularly - Libra, Aries, Pisces, Virgo. Or those with major personal planets in these signs.
Signs least affected: None.
Roll with the punches, but throw a few of them too.
projectartisan: What is going on April 14th?
the biggest thing is that Mars is going out of retrograde!
life is at a standstill. the opportunities for professional and social growth seem to be stale or nonexistent. And they likely have been for a while. what a surprise it will be when that actually stops, or rather, starts again.
perhaps you’ve paved paths over mountains in terms of personal happiness and growth, but on the outside not much seems to have changed. not in the direction you want, anyway. business, romance, or new friends just don’t seem to come along. you’ve worked hard but just nothing. not yet.
well, that’s coming to an end. growth is finally happening outside of you this time. you’ve probably learned so much in the past few months and felt a new kind of happiness without things happening on the outside. those lessons are coming to a close and now things are slowly moving in the right direction on the outside too.
just think of these past few months as mental preparation for how much you’re going to achieve this year. without learning these lessons, you wouldn’t be ready for it. but now you will be. :)
it’s about time i got back to writing the moons. and now, here’s my moon sign. a half moon as the picture, representing the libra’s need for balance, equality, and neutrality.
Moon in libra is a funny moon sign. if they fight with you, start something up with you, or are willing to argue with you… it means that they’re comfortable with you in some way. weird, right? that’s because the key to Libra Moon’s well being is peace.
Bright Side of the Moon
Libra Moons have the unique ability to universally relate to nearly anyone - and are almost always willing to give everyone a fair chance. libra moon is very refined, polite, and naturally able to appeal to other’s sense of peace. because they have a good feel for interacting with people and innately understand social constructs, they can instantly put people at ease. they are not the kind of people who immediately love or hate at first glance… even if they do have judgement, they’re not going to let that get in the way.
As such, their way of speaking is usually very gentle and soft, freckled with intermittent laughter to break the tension and
here we go, or rather here we don’t go. mercury retrograde is already upon us once again.
starting off the trio of mercury retrogrades this year is mercury in aries backtracking into pisces from march 12 - april 4. quite a combo paired with the already looming mars retrograde.
and the main question seems to be: is what i’ve been working hard to bring for myself truly good for myself? is it what i should be doing? does it make me really happy?
what mercury retrograde represents is a period of inward focus. we spend much of the time we spend our lives directing a lot of our time and energy at others, the outside world, and furthering ourselves in society. mercury retrograde specifically seems to be the time that the universe tells us to take a break from that and seek answers within ourselves. for a period of 3 weeks the emphasis is taking a break from communications from others and instead entering a period of reflection in our thought process, reevaluate where we’re planning so ambitiously to go.
basically, it’s a time to unwrap ourselves and evaluate what we’ve all brushed under the rug while we’ve been busy making our plans. is this really the direction my life is going in? do i have some serious decisions to consider? is this the track that’s really right in my heart?
mercury is now in aries and heading backwards into pisces, so the energy of…
“i’m going for it, doing my thing and proceeding with making my future…. wait, is this really what i want to do? is this cut out for me? where am i really going from here. is this right?”
you know, that feeling? it’s especially prevalent now.
what to expect in this mercury retrograde
- people are suddenly re-evaluating whether they’re on the right track
- self doubt randomly comes in when you used to feel assured
- big decisions come back onto the planning board.
- people start consulting advisers and astrologers
- restructuring of how you present yourself professionally and socially
- deciding whether to become the active or passive one in relationships
- unusual problems with cars, telephones, laptops, and general communication/transportation.
how you can avoid these things:
- extensively back up any important software (i use google docs)
- double check emails, texts… and what you say to others
- trust in your abilities and don’t fight the feelings.
- be cautious while driving or texting
- no signing contracts
it seems to me that people are more than ever finding themselves working really hard, trying something new. now they’re asking if it’s a good fit for them, if they’ve really got what it takes. confidence can be undermined but in the end, self evaluation grants a great new sense of purpose when mercury comes back into aries.
people are asking if where they’re going is true to what they feel, who they are.
and maybe that’s exactly the question you should be asking.
what love looks like to leo - regal, playful, gentle, yet a collaboration of equal forces.
“I’ve got the stuff that you want
I’ve got the thing that you need
I’ve got more than enough
to make you drop to your knees
‘Cause I’m the queen of the night”
- Whitney Houston, Leo (RIP)
now let’s see how the lion(ess) leo handles relationships.
like any fair minded king or queen, leo loves living in an environment of relationships and love that is playful, grand, and full of merriment and gifts for all. that’s what leo wants in love and friendship - lots of attention given and received, fun, frivolity and happiness all around. they don’t like to love quietly, either. if they love someone or someone matters to them, they will let them know and let everyone else know. a lot. these people aren’t the kind to keep quiet about those feelings. like a lion, they love people they can playfully exchange jokes or punches with. the spirit of play is alive and well in a leo person, but… remember, leo people need to be treated like kings or queens. that is, respect their ego, their pride, and try not to tease them out of cruelty or mockery. mocking their accomplishments or who they are is, for this sign, a very damaging prospect. they are very sensitive to criticism if they sense it isn’t out of a playful spirit. so, to romance or befriend the leo person, praise them. let them know how much they mean to you. as dramatically expressive as possible. they love the bold and dramatic declarations, and it makes them feel more important and loved. entertain their ego, work to understand their pride, and give back everything you receive with equal gusto.
the monarch leo is very generous to the people they love, but in a way it’s not for free. like all humans, leo needs reciprocation.. but for them it’s more important. people who are expressive about the leo’s accomplishments, love, or emotional significance will have them feeling warmly and they will work to repay you in kind with compliments, gifts, and/or attention. just don’t get ahead of yourself and inflate their ego too much.. remind them the importance of humility, because they’re especially prone to taking everything for granted.
MARS in LEO
these people drive for attention. they push forward their energy into getting noticed. by everyone, eventually. so for lovers, that should tell you a lot already. mars in leo person are sure to shelter you and hold you in high regard should you give that praise, attention, and opportunity to them. loyalty and sincerity are key words for these people (as they are for everyone) but loyalty is an especially hot topic for mars in leo. like a king or queen, loyalty is systematic for their day to day operations. these people hate deception, mockery, and underhanded tactics. as a result, cynicism, mockery and insincerity will instantly spark a nasty side in these people. in love, as i said before, they seek loyalty and sincerity. they view people in a way that relates to themselves. if a person is able to give them love, attention, comfort, then they are equally or more willing to return all of those things. the mars in leo person rewards rewards. but their tactic is to rush into the world, proclaiming their nature and grand stature, and those who pick up on that, respect that, and let them know are the ones that they notice. Mars in Leo must feel that attention or loyalty is guaranteed first before they pursue you.
view it like this - they throw out the bait. if you take it, you’ve got their attention. just make sure you’re in it for the long haul…. remember, loyalty. :) they’ll make it worth your while. these people, like i said, are prone to taking things for granted.. so remember to give them a smack of humility if you need to.
VENUS in LEO
venus in leo is more about enjoying the finer things and delving into the fun. though they naturally command attention, they don’t seek it as actively as mars in leo. they’re more into the things right in front of them - the gold encircling their fingers and wrists, the drink in their hand, the laughter from friends in their royal abode. venus in leo has a gift of being very amiable - people find it hard to resist their charm… but the unfortunate thing is that for many venus in leo people, not many people stick out. you must be equally as worthy to get his/her attention as (s)he is to get yours. because they are so often surrounded with charisma, merriment and love, it’s hard to distinguish yourself out of his/her friends or admirers. they know they’re hot, they know they’ve got people in the palm of their hands… so like a lion, you must be their equal, their challenge, show that you can resist their charm and yet magnetize them with yours at the same time. venus in leo is the queen/king lion that’s happy to be on their throne and are rarely aroused by challenges or those who are willing to meet them head on as equal, to resist them and attract them at the same time. people with fortitude, mystery, and a charm similar to venus in leo are sure to grab their attention. just remember - they have an active social lifestyle and fun things are their routine. be sure you can keep up the pace, have fun and relax for a while. venus in leo is complacent where he/she is but when they see something they like, they’re intrigued… prove they’re not all powerful and they’ll be under your power instead.