Show Notes for episode 83 (May 24)
083 | Sagittarius Lunar Eclipse: Is That How You Chew?
April and Jen mix it up with our favorite tunes from 1983! The year’s first eclipse is a Sagittarius Lunar Eclipse with a dash of Jupiter. Venus collides with Neptune to reveal the truth about a relationship, and Mercury unites with Venus just before turning retrograde – share words of love with important people, and prepare for visitations from the past. Also, Mars and Neptune make peace across enemy lines. Plus: concert memories, brown-outs, and moments of “oh”!
00:30 –This episode we share our favorite songs from 1983! April goes with Spandau Ballet’s “True” and “Sweet Dreams are Made of This” by Eurythmics. Jen calls out “Karma Chameleon” (in honor of her parents; hear their charming appearance on Ep. 22) and Elton John’s “I’m Still Standing.” Groove to our full 1980s YouTube playlist!
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08:04 – The Sagittarius Full Moon/Lunar Eclipse (May 26, 5.25°) tickles planets in your chart between about 1-9° of Sagittarius, Pisces, Gemini, or Virgo, and stirs up the Sagittarius house. (Need help finding it? April’s blog post might help.) For a long soak in the astrology of eclipses, revisit Ep. 5, Unboxing Eclipses, and maybe order April’s Followed by a Moonshadow Eclipse Report! This total lunar eclipse will be visible in Australia, parts of the western US, western South America, and South-East Asia. View the path of totality here: https://bit.ly/3hLKd7v.
19:25 – Venus makes a square aspect to Neptune on May 27 at 22.58 Gemini/Pisces. Seeing clearly in relationship and money matters could lead to some disillusionment or disappointment. Can you love someone as they really are instead of as you thought they were. Look out for the moments of, “Oh!”
23:34 – Just before Mercury stations retrograde (May 29) it conjoins Venus (May 28); if you love someone, tell them so. Mercury Rx may bring visits of important people from your past, or at least memories of them. For more on Mercury Rx (through June 22), revisit the classic Ep. 12 Mercury Rx: Where are My Pants, and Ep. 80, Mercury and Venus Enter Gemini: They’re Pie-adjacent!
29:12 – Mars and Neptune are the planets of war and peace, respectively. As they come together in a trine aspect on May 30 at 23.01 Cancer (Sabian symbol: A woman and two men on a bit of sunlit land facing south) and Pisces (An inhabited isle), declare a truce! April shares the story of the Christmas Truce of 1914, a respite in battle with unexpected kindness between warring troops during WWI.
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