Astrology Readings Aspen, CO

I will once again be doing readings in Aspen, Colorado at the Aspen Saturday Market from June 10 until October 14 and at the Carbondale Mountain Fair in Carbondale, CO from July 29 through 31.

In will continue to do in-person astrology readings in the Roaring Fork Valley and telephone and Skype readings everywhere in the world.

Keep me in mind for fun entertainment for your summer parties and events.

Planetary Positions

Current Moon Phase


Waning Crescent Moon
Waning Crescent Moon

The moon is currently in Cancer

Solar Eclipse November 3, 2013

“You can’t stop the future
You can’t rewind the past
The only way to learn the secret
…is to press play.”
Jay Asher, Thirteen Reasons Why

This solar eclipse is part of Saros cycle 16 North. The last eclipse in this series occurred on October 24, 1995 at zero degrees Scorpio.  In addition, there was an eclipse on November 3, 1994, that was part of Saros Series 15 North that occurred at 11 degrees Scorpio.  You may find that issues that you dealt with during those times may resurface at this eclipse.

The Saros cycle 16 North family of eclipses are relatively mild with a sub-emphasis of Neptune trine Uranus and Venus at the midpoint of New Moon/Mercury.  This means that there is an undercurrent of energy in the current eclipse that emphasizes creative insights, inspiration and the illumination of new ideas.  You may find amazing new insights and bursts of inspiration welling up in your consciousness.  Though an eclipse can bring job loss, it is a little-known fact that eclipses can often bring amazing new job changes, promotions and opportunities.  You can fan this energy by really paying attention to hunches, intuition and “ah ha” moments and by generally paying attention to what is going on around you.

In addition to the Sun and Moon, Mercury, Saturn, the Ascendant and the North Node will be in the sign of Scorpio at the time of the eclipse.  The North Node has been hovering around the eclipse point since August 12.  Issues that have been simmering since that time will be in focus at or near the eclipse.  Transiting Venus at 11 degrees Taurus (giving and receiving love and value) is in opposition to the eclipse.  Issues around security, partnership assets, and deep partnership issues may come to a head at this time.  An extra dose of patience and calmness (Taurus) would be a good idea to offset the Scorpio turbulence.

Eclipses, especially solar eclipses, bring hidden things out into the open.  Because this solar eclipse is in the sign of Scorpio, the tendency to illuminate hidden parts of your life will be even more pronounced.  The concentration of Scorpio energy allows you to see behind the veil. Look for what is behind the appearances, not just at what appears to be true.

Emotions will be intensified and it will be hard to maintain your cool (especially true for Scorpios and to lesser degree all water signs).  If someone pushes your buttons, it would be best to hold your ground but hold it in a way that minimizes the likelihood of unwarranted aggression from others.  One of the gifts of this eclipse could be to help you learn your power and how to express it in a way that does not diminish yourself, yet does not agitate others.

In summary, this eclipse requires us to be introspective, to pay attention to creative ideas, to be cautious but to look for greater things.  It would be very wise to stay in control of your emotions.  The opening quote to this article is so true:  “You can’t stop the future, you can’t rewind the past.  The only way to learn the secret…is to press play.”  Enter the future powerfully and courageously (Scorpio), knowing that your security needs will be met (Taurus opposition to eclipse point), even if the “how” is still hidden (Scorpio).

 

I will once again be offering mini eclipse readings at a special price from October 18 through November 18, 2013.  Send me an email if you are interested.

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Lunar Eclipse October 18, 2013

An eagle and a large white dove are revealed constantly changing into each other.

Sabian symbol for the Sun at 26 degrees Libra

 

This lunar eclipse happens on October 18, 2013 at 7:38 pm EDT (October 19, 2013 at 0:38 am GMT).  In this penumbral eclipse 76% of the moon will be in the Earth’s shadow.

The Moon at 26 degrees Aries is opposed to the Sun at 26 degrees Libra setting into motion the themes of aggression versus cooperation, self versus partnership, and love versus war.  It will most strongly affect those of you who have planets at 20-29 degrees Aries, Libra, Capricorn and Cancer.

The focus is on relationship issues.  It is time to look at the balance between giving and receiving in your close relationships and partnerships.  Are you giving too much without receiving in roughly equal amounts; or are you doing all of the work of the relationship?

The eclipse creates action (Aries) with the need for a sense of balance (Libra).  In other words, take action, but don’t go overboard or take action without weighing (Libra) the options.   Lunar eclipses can bring a high emotional (Moon) state, so it is best not to act on your feelings until after November 5 when the strongest vibes from the eclipse season is over.

As with all lunar eclipses old, outworn ideas, things and people may leave, or need to leave, your life.  Those things that are eliminated through the eclipse will create a void that can be filled with greater power, energy and purpose.

It is wise to consciously think about how you will fill that void with the new energy that will come in with the solar eclipse on November 3;

  • It is good to put some thought into what you can or can not hold onto;
  • Why you should or should not try to hold onto it.; and
  • Finally what can you bring into our life at the November 3 solar eclipse that will more perfectly utilize your gifts (South Node) in furtherance of your life purpose (North Node)?

Though the eclipse energy can be uncomfortable, it does cleanse your life of those things that are no longer working in order to make room for better things.  Use the energy positively for best results!

 

I will once again be offering mini eclipse readings at a special price from October 18 through November 18, 2013.  Send me an email if you are interested.

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Lunar Eclipse May 2013

The full Moon lunar eclipse on May 24-25, 2013 is a penumbral lunar eclipse (only part of the moon is eclipsed) so it is fairly weak astronomically.  Astrologically, however, it promises to be quite strong.  It falls right after the exact Pluto/Uranus square on May 20, which stirred up agitation, feelings of rebellion and hopes for reform, and big changes for many.

The Sagittarius full Moon is a Super moon, which occurs when the moon is closest to the earth and in a straight line with the Earth and Sun.  A Supermoon occurs only once in approximately 18 years.  Because the gravitational pull will be extra strong, it could result in a higher risk of earthquakes and volcanic eruptions.  In addition, the Moon in Sagittarius and Sun in Gemini will form a T-square with Neptune in Pisces.  Flooding or water events could be in the news around that time.

The May 2013 lunar eclipse may bring out the truth of things that have been simmering along for a long time.  Indeed, there could be a battle between exposing the truth (Sagittarius full Moon), speaking openly of it (Gemini Sun) and trying to keep it hidden or confused (Neptune in Pisces T-square).

Be careful of the tendency to escape from problems by overeating, drinking too much alcohol, or indulging in drugs.  If you are taking prescription drugs, be very careful not to make a dosage mistake at this time.  Also, be wary of drunk drivers because those around you will be subject to the same eclipse influences.  Double check your airline travel schedules if you are flying around May 24-25.

Any eclipse can bring a “fated” event because of the interaction of the Nodes of the Moon with the Moon and Sun.  This eclipse with its contact with Neptune could bring even more of that effect.  Watch for psychic revelations and/or an especially intuitive insight into something that has been troubling you.  You may overhear others talking, listen to a bit of gossip, or read something in the newspaper that will have a far-reaching effect on you; even though it wouldn’t have caught your attention at another time.  Something that you have “felt” could be revealed in more detail at this lunar eclipse. or even in the weeks or months after the eclipse when the eclipse points are contacted by transiting planets.

The best way to navigate this eclipse is to:

  •  Be flexible (Gemini), positive (Sagittarius) and use your intuitive insights (Neptune).
  • Be patient and recognize that you may be feeling extra emotional so it’s best not to react too strongly if others push your “emotional buttons.”
  •  If you hear distressing news or receive puzzling information, try not to react to it immediately, but give yourself time to rationally and intuitively work with the information.
  •  Do not try to escape your problems through, drink, drugs, excessive sleep or excessive overeating.  Much better to ask “what is this eclipse trying to tell me” and how can I use that information.”  Then find something outdoors to do or sports to play (Sagittarius) that will diffuse the emotional confusion of the Moon square Neptune.
  • Spiritual pursuits are very much favored.  It would be good to devote extra time to tune into your spiritual self in the week before the eclipse until the week after the eclipse.  Be willing to listen to the “still, small voice” within without judgment.  Ask it what the truth is of your questions.  Be prepared for answers to come from unconventional sources.
  • I will be offering 20 minute, mini-eclipse readings from May 1, 2013 through May 30, 2013 on a “first come, first served” basis, for $35. This is a great opportunity to discover how these May Eclipses are impacting your life and to learn the best way to utilize them to make your life better. Readings are by phone or Skype. Sign up under Contact Me at the top of the screen.

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Solar Eclipse May 9-10, 2013


 “Right now I want a word that describes the feeling that you get–a cold sick feeling, deep down inside–when you know something is happening that will change you, and you don’t want it to, but you can’t stop it. And you know, for the first time, for the very first time, that there will now be a before and an after, a was and a will be. And that you will never again quite be the same person you were.” Jennifer Donnelly, A Northern Light

New Moon Solar Eclipse Is Part of a Taurus Stellium.  This new moon solar eclipse falls at 19 degrees Taurus.  In a solar eclipse the Sun and Moon are always conjunct.  What is amazing about this particular eclipse is that it is part of a rolling stellium started by Mars at 14 degrees Taurus, then the South Node at 16 degrees, Mercury at 17 degrees, the Sun and Moon and finally the asteroid Pallas Athena at 19 degrees.  Even if you have very little knowledge of astrology, you can see that there is a LOT of energy packed into the sign of Taurus and that it is a very important eclipse for those affected.

Eclipses Bring Change.  The April 25 lunar eclipse, this May 9-10 solar eclipse and the upcoming May 24-25 lunar eclipse may bring a relationship change, a career change, a personal image change, or you may be faced with changes beyond your control. It can be very uncomfortable to let go of what is familiar in order to make space in your head and your heart for new ideas. 

Solar Eclipses Bring New Beginnings.  Eclipses illuminate what is hidden.  A solar eclipse is a dramatic push toward new beginnings. Unfamiliar aspects of yourself may surface and your secret desires may clamor for attention.  Changes in your thoughts, speech, dress, career, lifestyle, health, family, expectations and goals are a part of this eclipse and a part of fulfilling your evolutionary purpose and creating a more fulfilled life.

The Fixed Zodiac Signs Are  Most Affected by the May 9-10 Solar Eclipse.  Those of you with a Taurus sun sign, Taurus ascendant or a Taurus Moon will be most affected by this solar eclipse.  If you are a Scorpio, have a Scorpio ascendant or a Scorpio Moon you will feel this eclipse more strongly than most, because Scorpio forms a polarity with the eclipse Sun and Moon.  If you are a Scorpio you may be especially affected by the attitudes and actions of others (stay grounded and focused on your goals).  If you have natal planets conjunct, square or opposed to the solar eclipse, you will also feel its effects (that is, if you have planets near 19 degrees of Taurus, Leo, Scorpio and Aquarius).  

Spending Time in Nature Is Beneficial.  Taurus, an earth sign, brings our attention to our material world, particularly our environment and the sensuous, healing energy of nature.  Because the Taurean energy is so intense, it would be a good idea to spend some time outdoors in nature; and yes, don’t be afraid to hug a tree.  Walking barefoot is even better, as it will have a calming, grounding effect on you.  Volunteering for environmental causes would be a good way to take the focus off of yourself and your problems/issues.

How Can I Positively Use This Solar Eclipse in Taurus Energy?  This solar eclipse in Taurus highlights issues around money, security, self-worth and personal values.  As with all solar eclipses, the emphasis is on making changes in something in your life or to start something new.  Look to the house in your natal chart where the eclipse falls to see where it will impact you. 

The lunar eclipse of April 25, 2013, was a catalyst for letting go.  Now, with this solar eclipse you may get a tantalizing glimpse of what your life could be like if you were to let go of your negative burdens and enthusiastically begin working toward new goals.  You might want to ask yourself:

  • How can I establish a right relationship with money?  Is the money I earn enhancing my life or causing me more stress and worry?
  • Does my work foster a sense of excitement and joy and does it bring me satisfaction?  If not, how can I make changes to make work a joyful part of my life?
  • How would life be different if I relinquished the negative and/or erroneous images that I have held about myself so I can be my best, authentic me?
  • How would life feel if I let go of the heavy baggage from the past?
  • What projects and aspirations that I once held dear can I now dust off, and bring out into the world in a new, fresh way?
  • How can I let go of relationships that bring me sorrow, agitation and worry and find and cultivate the relationships that bring me joy?

This eclipse series (April 25, 2013 eclipse, May 9-10, 2013 eclipse and May 24-25, 2013 eclipse), though sometimes painful and stressful, can spark the changes that can bring you to a more joyful, fulfilling place in your life.  Best wishes as you embark on your “new and improved” life path!

I will be offering 20 minute, mini-eclipse readings from May 1, 2013 through May 30, 2013 on a “first come, first served” basis, for $35.  This is a great opportunity to discover how these Eclipses are impacting your life and to learn the best way to utilize them to make your life better.   Readings are by phone or Skype.  Sign up under Contact Me at the top of the screen.

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