Astrology Readings Aspen, CO

My summer mini reading schedule is:

Wheeler Opera House, 2nd floor, Aspen, CO:  June 6th, 2-5 pm and June 7th, 2–4 pm.

Aspen Saturday Market – every Saturday, June 16 – Oct. 6, 2018

Basalt Sunday Market – every Sunday, June 17 – Sept. 30, 2018

Carbondale Mountain Fair – Fri., Sat. and Sun., July 27-29, 2018

Stop and say “hi.”  I look forward to seeing you this summer.

Planetary Positions

Current Moon Phase

Waxing Crescent Moon
Waxing Crescent Moon

The moon is currently in Virgo

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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Full Moon Lunar Eclipse April 25, 2013


“Some changes look negative on the surface but you will soon realize that space is being created in your life for something new to emerge.” ― Eckhart Tolle


The Scorpio eclipse full moon falls at 5 degrees of Scorpio and the eclipse Sun falls at 5 degrees of Taurus in this April 25, 2013 lunar eclipse.  A lunar eclipse always falls on a full moon and it always creates an opposition aspect between the Sun (our forward-moving urge to be) and the Moon (our tender emotional body and the things we feel we need).  An opposition aspect creates a dynamic tension.  An opposition between the Sun and Moon pits our rational mind (Sun) against our emotional, primal feeling of need (Moon).  In this particular eclipse the tension is even stronger than usual because the Sun and Moon are in opposition in the signs of Taurus and Scorpio.

In addition, the Moon (emotion, what we feel we need) is conjunct Saturn (limitation and responsibility).  The Sun (our conscious mind and rationality) is conjunct Mars (anger and the urge for action), while it opposes the Saturn/Moon conjunction.  This sets up a situation in which we may feel emotionally needy and vulnerable (Moon/Saturn) but also feel like we must act (Mars) to defend our self image (Sun).  It would be best to tread lightly and not try to fix   relationship or family problems while the eclipse energy is strong.

Taurus is a sign that likes comfort and security.  As a general rule, those with a strong Taurus signature in their chart (Sun, Moon, Ascendant or chart ruler) don’t like to take chances. They may stay put, even when some movement and change in their life might be beneficial.

The sign of Scorpio, while not welcoming change with open arms, is the sign of transformation.  Because of that, there is strong survivor energy in the sign of Scorpio.  Scorpios deal with chaos better than any other sign in the Zodiac.  If I were ever caught in a burning building, I would hope that there was a Scorpio nearby to lead me to safety.  Because of this, Scorpios are willing to set up a situation where the normal definition of security is nowhere to be found, even though they are a fixed sign and do not inherently welcome change.

What this means to those of you who are strongly affected by the eclipse, is that if you are in a situation that you know is no longer in your best interest, there will most likely be a war going on within you as to whether you should stay or go—or bail out—or dig in your heals.  The question to ask yourself is:  “Am I willing to go through the chaos and uncertainty brought about by change in order to make a better life for myself?”  The potential change can show up in conditions around relationships, material goods, or ideas and philosophies.  Change causes discomfort wherever it is found; but it also can bring about a more positive life situation.

The people most strongly affected by this eclipse are those with planets from zero to 12 degrees of Taurus, Scorpio, Leo and Aquarius.  Those with planets in the last two degrees of Aries, Libra, Cancer and Capricorn may also feel its effect.  If the eclipse strongly affects you, it is best that you make the changes that you know are in your best interests, because the strong eclipse energy will sometimes move you along unwillingly.


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Gemini Lunar Eclipse November 28, 2012

The full moon lunar eclipse at 6 degrees Gemini will bring up latent emotions and thoughts, especially those dealing with schools, siblings, neighborhood matters and communication of all kinds.  The Sun in opposition to the Moon at 6 degrees Sagittarius will add energy to matters relating to higher education, religion, spirituality, travel and legal matters.  The eclipse will be especially strong for those with planets near 6 degrees of the mutable signs (Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius and Pisces).

In a full moon lunar eclipse the Sun is always opposite the moon.  Thus, our feeling nature (Moon) is at odds with our thinking nature and with our perception of who we are (Sun).  This can cause an innate tension within us, which we will invariably project outward to those around us.  This Sun/Moon opposition may test your belief system, and your interaction with those around you.  We will be challenged to consider others’ opinions and beliefs; because the eclipse falls in mutable signs it will be much easier to do so.  Maintaining an open mind will broaden your horizons and will help you establish rapport with those around you.

In a special twist, Mercury, the planet of communication and ruler of Gemini, goes direct on Monday, November 26, two days before the eclipse.  Uranus the planet of sudden change, freedom and innovative ideas turns direct on December 13, 15 days after the eclipse.  Uranus is trine the lunar eclipse and Jupiter is conjunct the Moon.  This adds the question of freedom and abundance to our interpretation of the eclipse.  The soul searching required during the time of  Mercury and Uranus retrograde will finally bring out the truth of those matters we have been considering.  Use the time between the lunar eclipse and the forward motion of Uranus to ponder:

  • Where have my beliefs been right and where can they use some tweaking?
  • What am I emotional about and how can I use those emotions to move me forward to my most authentic life?
  • Have I been too rigid in my belief system?
  • Where do I need more freedom in my life and how can I achieve that? And finally,
  • What would I do if I could actually have what I am wishing for?

As mentioned above, we will do best with this energy if we do not close our minds to the viewpoints of others.  A rich depth of meaning can come forth when we combine our own contemplations with the ideas of others.

The Sabian symbol for the eclipse Moon at 7 degrees Gemini is “An old fashioned well with the purest and coldest of waters.”  The symbol of the well speaks to inner wisdom and being supported by the past.  It also cautions that we may need to dig deep to find the best answers and that we may have overlooked the best solution in our quest to always use and have the newest and best.  You may find out more about interpreting the Sabian symbols here.

In summary, this Lunar eclipses in Gemini/Sagittarius can bring profound awareness that can change our lives. Be careful what you wish for and then proceed with confidence and awareness! Let go of the old and let the new that is tugging at your shirttails in.