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Jul 31, 2012

Your Leo Friends

This is the time of Leo: summer and "dog days", when the star Sirius is overhead. Your Leo friends are proud, dramatic and fiery and need a lot of attention and praise. If they are ignored, they can be demanding and expensive. They are steadfast, loyal friends and are wonderful administrators who are good at delegating tasks. My experience has shown that Leo men need financial lessons because they seem to think money will always just flow in like the sunshine. They are prone to expensive, showy taste, spend too much money and get into debt too easily, yet they are attentive and generous.

Leo is the sign of love, and they are romantic in love and want you to accept their loving attention and gifts. If their love is spurned or ignored they can have heart problems.

Leo is one of the fire signs, along with Aries and Sagittarius who they get along with very well. This means they are creative and outgoing or are extroverts. Leo has the opportunity for good relationships with Gemini, who can communicate Leo’s ideas, and Libra, who can be the diplomat when Leo comes on too strong and initiate Leo’s ideas.

Leo is one of the manager signs, along with Taurus, Scorpio and Aquarius, who they could have control issues with. The manager signs can be called control freaks when they require everything to be managed by them and won’t bend. They can have difficult relationships with Scorpio and Taurus over money, and Aquarius over who controls the group. Aquarius is Leo’s opposite and this can be a wonderful relationship with understanding.

Cancer and Virgo are astrological next-door neighbors and get along with Leo well. Cancer is one of the leader signs who can reach out with Leo's ideas, with Leo ably administering the project. Virgo is practical and detail-oriented and will take care of those for Leo.

The signs of Capricorn and Pisces are the most difficult for Leo to work with because of the astrological differences. Leo is fixed and fiery, Capricorn is earthy, careful and non-communicating. Pisces is super-flexible, sensitive and dreamy, although they admire Leo’s strength. This does not mean they don’t get along, it only means it takes a little effort on both signs
to do so.

Leo can hang on too long to situations, things and people because of pride. They need to learn when the situation is complete, the object is no longer useful and a friend is gone and just let go. Letting go need not be a blow to pride.

Enjoy your Leo friends and give them their much-deserved compliment.

Jul 25, 2012

July 25: A stream of solar wind is heading for Earth for 25 July 2012: LONG RANGE OUTLOOK: A stream of solar wind is heading for Earth, due to arrive on July 28-30. High-latitude sky watchers should be alert for auroras on those dates in case the impact sparks geomagnetic storms. To see beautiful pictures and read the full story, To see beautiful pictues and read the full story Click here:
Since the solar wind is already heading to earth, let’s be careful of being off balance because of the radiation, especially those of you who live very far north, such as Alaska, Russiak the UK and northern Europe. The article about the solar flare of July 12 stated there was strong UV radiation, and we should expect that now. If you sunburn easily, please cover up because the UV is what burns.

Here on the East Coast of the United States experienced extreme heat during the last solar flare. Today (July 24) the weather is most pleasant, but I wonder what the temperature will be in a few days. We’ll find out. The London Olympics open Friday, July 27, just before the solar flare. Maybe their weather will be hot and they can see the auroras that will be spawned as a result of the flare. It will be interesting to see if there is any difference in performances of the athletes.

The solar flare is exciting the Leo part of the zodiac, joining retrograde Mercury. If you are a Leo, have a Leo Moon or Leo rising, be alert for an extra push of energy (radiation). You could be more focused and commanding than usual, or you could be more tired than usual. Either way, try to realize it is the solar flare and ease up on yourself. If you are an Aquarius, others may want control and expect to be obeyed. Scorpio and Taurus could experience tense financial situations. Cancer and Virgo are relatively neutral. Aries and Sagittarius will enjoy the extra energy; Gemini and Libra have the opportunity to be the diplomatic and peace-makers in tense situations. Capricorn and Pisces may be the ones thrown most off balance because the energies are very strong and commanding.

If you know your chart, look to where Leo rules, which is the area around the sign of Leo on the cusp of a house. For instance, if you have the sign of Leo on the line between any two areas of your chart, that area will be bombarded by this solar flare. Expect extra activity in that area of your life.

Mercury is still retrograde, which disturbs communications, and the solar flare disturbs communications. So, if your equipment glitches, or internet and other communication glitches, blame it on the combination of these. After Mercury goes direct August 8 double-check your communications and documents.

Greenland’s Ice Cover has melted

From NASA Science News for July 24, 2012:

For several days this month, Greenland's surface ice cover melted over a larger area than at any time in more than 30 years of satellite observations. Nearly the entire ice cover of Greenland experienced some degree of melting, according to measurements from three independent satellites. Extent of surface melt over Greenland’s ice sheet on July 8 (left in the pictue) and July 12 (right in the picture). Measurements from three satellites showed that on July 8, about 40 percent of the ice sheet had undergone thawing at or near the surface. In just a few days, the melting had dramatically accelerated and an estimated 97 percent of the ice sheet surface had thawed by July 12. To see the side-by-side pictures and read the Full story, click here:

Do you think the Greenland ice melt could have anything to do with the massive solar flare, or CME, that left Sun on July 12 and bombarded the earth on July 14? It is interesting that NASA surmised we would feel the force of the solar flare on July 14, yet the Greenland ice sheet showed almost complete thawing on July 12, the very day the solar flare left the sun. The full article stated that the earth (and of course space) was full of high UV radiation on July 12.

Jul 11, 2012

Mercury goes retrograde July 14

The planet Mercury goes retrograde July 14 and goes direct August 8.

Mercury rules communications such as the phone, internet, newspapers, and written papers, especially legal papers. When it goes retrograde it is not a good time to sign papers or make agreements. The legal part of marriage is ruled by Mercury, so when it is retrograde it is possible the legal paperwork is not right. I went to a wedding that was held under a retrograde Mercury, and when the paperwork was signed, the time of the wedding was wrong on the paper. Everybody let it go. If you must sign legal papers as part of your job, make sure you re-check them after Mercury goes direct to correct any mistakes.

Mercury rules electricity and electronic gadgets such as your computer, IPad and cell phone, so during the retrograde period these gadgets can malfunction and be quite irritating. If your car, printer or copier glitches, check the electronics first, it is most likely something simple but electrical. It is not wise to purchase anything electrical during this time because something hidden is wrong and will surface when Mercury goes retrograde the next time. Experiences under a retrograde Mercury tend to repeat during another cycle. Mercury retrograde time is not all difficult: check to some of the previous Mercury retrograde times to see what good happened, knowing this could ll repeat. What you purchase under a retrograde Mercury could be nice now, but during the next cycle it could malfunction. This happened to me years ago when I purchased what I thought was a beautiful retro telephone under a retrograde Mercury. Lo and behold, during the next retrograde Mercury time, it stopped working.

The next Mercury retrograde time will be between November 6 and November 26, 2012. The previous retrograde Mercury time was between March 12 and April 4, 2012.

During this Mercury retrograde time, it is in the sign of Leo. This means Leo people could have the most irritating experiences. Be careful of exaggerating your abilities, being too controlling and be very careful purchasing expensive, showy items because they could be disappointing later. Aquarius could experience resistance to group plans because the one in authority wants the attention. Aries and Sagittarius may seem to have an easy communication time, but be sure to double-check communication from authority after Mercury goes direct on August 8. Cancer should be neutral. Taurus and Scorpio could experience control issues because the authoritarian could be too bossy, too right and have exaggerated. Libra has the opportunity to diplomatically point out any discrepancies. Capricorn and Pisces adjust to mistakes they may see that others don’t. Virgo’s patron planet is Mercury, so you can expect irritating delays or errors with details. Gemini’s patron planet is Mercury, too, so pay extra attention to the detail you don’t enjoy. You do have the opportunity to help others see mistakes, and in your conciliatory way, bring them to attention.

Enjoy this Mercury retrograde time; roll with the glitches and all will be well in three weeks. To discover  your personal Mercury retrograde experience, contact Patty by clicking here. contact Patty by clicking here.