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Planetary Positions

Current Moon Phase

Waning Crescent Moon
Waning Crescent Moon

The moon is currently in Libra

Astrology Transits August 2017

“When we look up, it widens our horizons. we see what a little speck we are in the universe, so insignificant, and we all take ourselves so seriously, but in the sky, there are no boundaries. No differences of caste or religion or race.” ― Julia Gregson, East of the Sun

Lunar Eclipse



Two eclipses and the change into retrograde motion of both Mercury and Uranus highlight a month of awe-inspiring heavenly movement.






Uranus stationed retrograde on August 2 at 28 degrees Aries and finishes its retrograde on January 2, 2018 at 24 degrees Aries.  Planetary effects become stronger during their retrograde period because the energy is more concentrated.  It is significant that Uranus begins its retrograde exactly trine to the solar eclipse in Leo on August 21 at 28 degrees Leo.


Look for upsets of all kinds, whether perceived as “good” or “bad.”  Insights and creative ideas are overflowing and abundant.  In a word, “expect the unexpected!”


Jupiter in Libra forms an exact square with Pluto in Capricorn on August 4.  Though the square is exact on August 4th and is extra strong, this aspect will be with us until 2020.  It will be felt more at some times than others.  Both Jupiter and Pluto are big players in reshaping our reality.


When the planet of optimism (Jupiter) forms a challenging aspect to the planet of transformation (Pluto) there is a uptick in our motivations and ambitions, along with a greater chance of running into resistance from others.  You might find that people are in your face much more than usual. This square provides an excellent time to repair, refurbish and rebuild all kinds of things.


Pluto gives you the ability to stand up for what you believe is right, but can also make you too set in your ways when it comes to your beliefs.  Because of this, legal conflicts (Jupiter) can explode and/or escalate.  Think before you act.  Watch for new and expanding social consciousness platforms to manifest during this aspect.  Jupiter likes to see the bright side, while Pluto wants to show the dark underbelly.  It should be interesting!


The Lunar eclipse at 15 degrees Aquarius on August 7 begins the show.  In general, the Moon in Aquarius is a time to allow startling insights and inventive thoughts to enter your mind without censure.  It is a time to lighten the load mentally, physically and spiritually.  Fiery, action-oriented Mars is conjunct the Sun and in opposition to the Moon on the eclipse date.

Mercury retrograde begins on August 12 at 11 degrees Virgo.  It completes its retrograde motion on September 5 when it will station direct at 28 degrees Leo.  Mercury turns direct right on the solar eclipse degree addling a fated, karmic quality that makes this Mercury retrograde uncommonly important.  Your efforts to redo, rework, repair, heal and to let go of outworn/outgrown ideas, objects and people are especially significant during the month of August.



US total solar eclipse on August 21 at 28 degrees Leo.

Use the time between the lunar and solar eclipse to tune into your higher self to take advantage of this special time when the mystic veils are parted. You may find that you are able to contact divine guidance as never before.



The planetary picture for this eclipse is:
  • Sun and Moon conjunct
  • Sun and Moon trine Uranus
  • Sun and Moon conjunct Regulus, the fixed Star of Royalty
  • Ascendant trine the Part of Fortune
  • Mars Sextile Jupiter and Trine Uranus
  • Jupiter trine Saturn
  • Jupiter square Pluto

Some possible influences are:

  • High creativity
  • Important insights
  • Being given leadership roles
  • Being removed from leadership roles
  • High accomplishment, but with opposition from others
  • Unexpected events both “good” and “bad”
  • Forward movement around business, beginning to manifest after September 15.

Events that happened around May 9 and the end of May 2017 may have foreshadowed the events of this solar eclipse. Something that was put in place around that time could manifest around the time of the eclipse though the energy often does not completely manifest until later.

Eclipses act as wild cards so there is always an element of the unknown. The eclipse effect will vary considerably depending on your own birth chart. It will primarily affect those with the Sun, Moon or planets in the signs of Leo, Scorpio, Aquarius and Taurus. Those with planets or angles in the late degrees of Leo/Aquarius will be affected most strongly.

Saturn turns direct on August 26 trine the North Node. I can almost hear the collective sigh of relief. Saturn retrograde has delayed key projects from moving forward and has brought a feeling of tiredness and even depression.

With the eclipses ushering in a new dynamic and the great task master (Saturn) turning direct, I expect the energy to noticeably change by September 15.

If you need help interpreting this life-changing eclipse, contact me for an astrology reading at a special eclipse reading rate.

Solar Eclipse in Pisces February 26, 2017


“One day the sun admitted I am just a shadow.

I wish I could show you The Infinite Incandescence

That has cast my brilliant image!

I wish I could show you when you are lonely or in darkness

The Astonishing Light Of your own Being!”

~ Hafez



The lunar eclipse that you just experienced was all fire, activity, bluster and chaos.  It was meant to push you into action and to throw off stagnant ball and chains that have been holding you back.  It wasn’t pleasant in some cases, but it was effective.

The portals to higher knowledge from other realms are opened wide at the time between two eclipses.  Be aware of your dreams, psychic intuition and synchronicity at this time.

The solar eclipse of February 26 is still full of fiery, feisty energy and hard aspects due to the ongoing cardinal squares.  We have Mars conjunct Uranus in Aries square:

  • Pluto in Capricorn and
  • Jupiter in Libra.

Jupiter retrograde at the time of this eclipse conveys a need for truth, particularly your own truth.  Jupiter retrograde is reflected in the news stories of this time.  Almost every day there is a news story about truth or the lack thereof.  Jupiter retrograde is truly in full force and effect at this time.

Saturn is trine Uranus establishing a helpful energy connection between the two planets.  I interpret this to mean taking responsibility (Saturn) amid aggression (Mars), chaos and unexpected zingers from the cosmos (Uranus).

What is really interesting is that Saturn is right on the galactic center of our solar system at the time of the eclipse.  Whooee!  What a cosmic message!  These are challenging times but they are also important times.  I have come to believe that the uncertainty of the present is part of the grand plan.  Saturn on the galactic center at the time of this eclipse is confirmation that there is more going on in our universe than we are able to grasp at this time.  The questions are:  “Can we rise to the challenge?”  and “How should we rise to the challenge?”

Jupiter retrograde has an answer.  The more we can recognize and follow our own unique, personal truth the easier it will be to navigate these rocky times.  The eclipse chart is shown below.




Solar Eclipse at 8 degrees Pisces on February 26, 2017, New York, NY at 9:58:18 am.









Looking closer at this eclipse chart, we see that there is a beautiful, peaceful side to this eclipse as evidenced by the abundance of lovely, compassionate, healing Pisces energy.  The Sun and Moon in Pisces indicate that our emotions and soul (Moon) are communicating with our Piscean ideals and peaceful intentions (Sun).  All we have to do is listen (Mercury in Pisces).  The South Node in Pisces denotes the past and the ability to let go of old hurts and to bring in the healing energy of Chiron in Pisces.

What I really like about this Pisces solar eclipse is that the rolling Pisces stellium gives way to the charged energy of Venus, Mars and Uranus in Aries.  There is stellar guidance here for us earthlings.  Tune into our loving, compassionate self (Pisces) and then take this peaceful energy (Pisces) out into the world in an unusual, unexpected (Uranus) warrior-like (Mars) way.

Finally, Pluto’s square to Uranus speaks to unlimited powers of transformation (Pluto) and the ability to be trend-setting, inventive and even a little bit eccentric (Uranus) in achieving our high goals.

All the signs will feel this eclipse, but it has a special message for you Piscean folks.  It is absolutely time for you to begin new ventures and to step boldly forward toward achieving what you want and need.

Solar eclipses are about new beginnings.  They are about the darkness before the glorious new light.  And, yes, they are about finding the amazing light of your own being!  Use the energy and the challenge of the squares and this special eclipse to push you toward finding your truth so that you can shine ever brighter!

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First, a little cosmic zing from the universe:

The Sabian symbol for the eclipse Moon at 22 degrees Leo is:  “A bareback rider in a circus displays her dangerous skill.”

The Sabian symbol for the Sun in Aquarius is:  A big bear sitting down and waving all its paws.

I interpret this to mean lots of risk taking and pushing the envelope in an assertive way with a large dose of showmanship and applause-seeking in the mix.  Risk taking carries a certain amount of fear with it.  But when all is said and done and the air clears, the thing we fear (the bear) may not be such a threat after all.

The chart to the left is the lunar eclipse chart for February 10, 2017 at 7:32:48 pm in New York City, NY.

The February 10 lunar eclipse features an unusual chart configuration called a “mystic rectangle” (clearly shown by the solid blue lines and the dotted blue lines).  A mystic rectangle occurs when four or more planets are connected by oppositions, sextiles and trines in such a way that they form a rectangular shape.  Because there is a balance of challenging and easy energy a mystic rectangle is considered to be a helpful aspect that allows us to use our gifts in a beneficial way.

You can see that the Leo Moon, Aries Uranus, Aquarius Sun and Libra Jupiter form the mystic rectangle.  This is a strong combination of air and fire energies making this is a very active eclipse.  It prompts us to get moving and to make something happen.  However, there is a danger of over optimism (Jupiter), chaos (Uranus) and over stimulation inherent in this eclipse configuration.  Saturn does mitigate that danger somewhat.

Note also the squares (red lines with the square symbol) between Jupiter in Libra and Pluto in Capricorn. This is an ongoing signature that we have been feeling for quite some time.  Issues around control and issues of “us versus them” will be part of the energy thrust during the eclipse season.  That scenario is intensified by Jupiter in Libra. The Moon/Sun opposition (and, of course, of the North and South Nodes) also bring in a certain relationship dynamic.  Relationship shifts and realignment are part of this eclipse energy.

Finally, notice the grand trine (blue lines with a triangle symbol) connecting the Moon in Leo, Uranus in Aries, and Saturn in Sagittarius.  The key to understanding planetary aspects is to view the planets as having a dialog with each other.  The planets in this fiery trine all want action.

  • Moon in Leo wants to lead and it wants to be noticed and applauded. This means that you should not be afraid to let others see how magnificent you are!
  • Uranus in Aries wants to be free and to boldly move forward. It enjoys shaking things up and even shocking others.  This means that you can easily take chances and try new things.  You will not be as concerned with other’s opinion about the changes you wish to make.
  • Saturn in Sagittarius wants action, but it also wants to apply limitations and it doesn’t like the idea of marching off unprepared without good plans in place. This is a protective aspect that urges you to make careful plans before you embark on your exciting new venture(s).

Uranus trine Saturn facilitates making bold changes (Uranus) that will be made in a responsible, careful manner (Saturn).  Jupiter sextile Saturn brings optimism (Jupiter) tempered by a certain amount of caution.

An eclipse is not necessarily felt the strongest at the time of the eclipse.  You could notice its energy any time between now and September 17, 2017.  In fact, you may feel it most around that date.

Those of you with your Sun, Moon, ascendant or planets near 22 degrees of Leo, Aquarius, Scorpio or Taurus will feel this eclipse the most.

If you would like to know how this eclipse affects you and what to expect in your year ahead, consider signing up for a mini eclipse reading.  I am offering a special 30 minute astrology reading for the discounted price of only $55 throughout February.    You will be amazed at how much can be learned in 30 minutes!  Contact me to sign up for your eclipse reading.

January 2017 Astrology Transits



May you live  in interesting times. – Chinese proverb.


The true meaning of the quote “May you live in interesting times” will be clear in year 2017 when numerous opportunities will present themselves along with uncertainty and possible chaotic manifestations.  Year 2017 promises to be a year of intense geocosmic activity bringing startling and unexpected breakthroughs, advancement and progress counterbalanced by upsets, chaos and explosive actions and outcomes.  The year opens with a dynamic opposition between Jupiter and Uranus.  Uranus, the wild-card planet, has just turned direct in Aries. These two planets will be in contact with each other at varying levels of intensity until fall of 2017, when they finally begin to lose contact with each other. In 2017 we are combining the planet of expansion (Jupiter) in Libra with the planet of sudden change and revolution (Uranus) in the sign of Aries (ruled by Mars) with the planet of transformation (Pluto) in Capricorn; look for:

  • A lot of business startups.
  • Lots of movement in the job market. Old jobs will fall away to make room for new opportunities.
  • Scientific and technological breakthroughs on an unprecedented level.
  • Fires, lightning strikes, earthquakes, unusual weather and explosions in the news.
  • Wide ranging political skirmishes and social upheavals with unknown outcomes.
  • A spirit of revolution everywhere you look.

We can also expect to see:

  • Groundbreaking new ideas.
  • Renewed hope for a better future despite the disquieting elements.
  • Polarization or struggling to find common ground between your beliefs and the beliefs of your friends and loved ones.
  • Reinvention in all of its many guises and faces and on both a personal and cosmic level.
  • Focus upon liberty, freedom and independence and, hopefully, finding your voice to speak up when necessary.
  • Renewed visions for the universe, our planets and for ourselves.
  • Radical or sudden changes in how you view the world.
  • Brilliant, innovative new ideas unexpectedly popping up to solve old problems.

While these energies will be with us through most of the year, we will feel them most strongly through January 12.  We then have a partial resting period before they strongly resurface from February 22 to April 21.

While the Jupiter/Uranus/Pluto manifestations are taking place we are also experiencing a helpful trine from Saturn in Sagittarius to Chiron in Pisces. Saturn trine Chiron can be consciously used to bring healing and a higher vibration to the planet.  Saturn warns us to stop and think before acting.  Though Saturn gets a bad rap in many astrology circles, it can bring a much needed “cool down” and “think” energy to the overheated configurations just discussed.  Chiron urges us to not keep repeating old detrimental ways of being and thinking. Chiron in Pisces reminds us to consider whether we, as an individual, are hurting or helping the planet, ourselves and our fellow sojourners here on planet earth.

In tune with the “change” theme of 2017 we will experience four eclipses in 2017. The first eclipse will be a lunar eclipse on February 10 at 22 degrees Leo/Aquarius, a solar eclipse on February 26 at 8 degrees Pisces, a lunar eclipse on August 7 at 15 degrees Aquarius/Leo and (drum roll please!) a total solar eclipse on August 21 at 28 degrees Leo. The August 21 total solar eclipse will be visible in most of the continental United Sates.  It will fall on the Moon of the US natal chart.  It will also fall on president-elect Trump’s Mars/Ascendant and will be square his midheaven.

If the current forecast sounds scary or just too disruptive, take comfort in the fact that we are experiencing a necessary part of a long-term cycle of change.  This period of unknowing and disruption is part of a greater Saturn/Uranus/Pluto transit configuration that is ushering in a whole new paradigm that we will start to see in 2020.  Disruption is usually necessary to foster change.  Above all, remember that this is a year when you can see fabulous breakthroughs in your work and personal life.  It is a year to be fearless and pioneering. Pay off your debts so you are free to seize opportunities quickly when they arise.  Most importantly, learn to go with the flow, see life as an adventure and know that year 2017 is a break-through year.  If you have had a log jam in your life where nothing has been happening, year 2017 can dramatically change that pattern.

Enjoy the ride and have a wonderful New Year!

P.S.  Thank you to everyone who reads my newsletters, likes my posts, calls me for astrology readings or in any way interacts with me.  I appreciate each of you. Feel free to leave a comment or ask a question about anything you don’t understand.