Astrology Readings Aspen, CO

My summer mini reading schedule is:

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

Basalt Sunday Market – 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


Waning Gibbous Moon
Waning Gibbous Moon

The moon is currently in Libra

Astrology Transits February 2019 – Reality with Flow

Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them; that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like. ― Lao Tzu

The theme this month is “facing reality while staying in the flow.” It is time to make a choice about what really matters to you and to move forward with that choice without becoming confused or disillusioned.  All through 2019 as Saturn moves toward an exact conjunction with Pluto, we are charged with tidying up our unfinished business.  We need to be prepared in order to best use the profound changes that are coming with the Saturn/Pluto conjunction and the Capricorn stellium in January 2020. 

January opened with Mars in its own sign at zero degrees Aries.  That was a big shot of energy.  However, as January wore on the energy seemed to be thwarted by the preponderance of the more-sluggish Capricorn (Saturn) energy.  Everything seemed to take more energy than we had anticipated and we ended up with an exhausted, burnt-out feeling.

The first half of February starts off with another energy burst with Mars square to Pluto.  However, this (Mars/Pluto) aspect is much more volatile and more problematic.  Road rage, angry outbursts and hot confrontations of all kinds are possible until mid-month. 

February 1-3: Venus trines Uranus at 28 degrees Sagittarius/Aries before entering Capricorn on February 3.  This fiery trine lends an easy, but active, flavor to normally disruptive Uranus.  There could be traces of a rather pleasant “devil may care” vibe so long as you know your limits and stay safe.  Once Venus enters Capricorn, she becomes much more serious and conformist.

February 10:  Mercury Enters Pisces.  Our thinking processes become less focused and our day dreams more pronounced.  Mercury’s journey through Pisces is a good time to use Saturn in Capricorn to make concrete (Saturn) plans (Mercury) in furtherance of your dreams (Pisces). 

February 12-13: Mars Conjunct Uranus at 28 Degrees Aries.  This aspect is great for innovation, determination and shaking things up.  If you have been putting off a task or project, this conjunction can snap you out of your doldrums.  You can, however, act without thinking under its influence.  Practice mindfulness in all your actions in order to avoid accidents and mishaps.  Be wary of getting involved in disagreements.  The energy is much too “hot” to rationally settle conflicts.

February 14:  Valentine’s Day 2019.  With the Moon (emotions) square Neptune (confusion, illusion, delusion) and inconjunct the Venus/Saturn conjunction, this is not the best day for romantic liaisons.  In addition, The Mars/Uranus conjunction points to a low flash point in any minor disagreements.  The Moon in opposition to Jupiter (big expectations) increases the likelihood that any such disagreements will be totally blown out of proportion.  It would be much better to postpone your Valentine’s celebration until Saturday, the 16th (see Valentine Day’s chart below) when Mars has moved into Taurus and further away from Uranus.

February 16: Venus Sextile Neptune at 14 Degrees Capricorn/Pisces.  Venus in soft aspect with Neptune lends a romantic, dreamy quality to their two-day connection.  It’s not so good for business matters, so relax and enjoy the lovely planetary beams.  The next day, when Venus conjuncts Saturn will be a better time to pursue your heart’s desire and to make progress toward your financial goals.  The key now, and all month, is to dream big, plan well, work hard and then to release and go with the flow.

February 18:  Venus conjunct Saturn; Mercury conjunct Neptune; Sun enters Pisces and Sun Sextile Uranus.  This is another day when it may be best to stick to the status quo, though Sun sextile Uranus can bring in some excellent ideas from out of the blue.  Pay attention to your thoughts for surprising gems of wisdom.

February 19:  Super Full Moon at Zero Degrees Virgo/Pisces.  This is another good time to practice integration of reality with the ability to go with the flow.  You might also consider organizing (Virgo) any cluttered areas while listening to inspiring music amid a collection of scented candles (Pisces).  Enjoy!The month ends with a few, rather minor, Mercury and Venus aspects that will be felt for only a short time.  Next month, Mercury turns stationary retrograde.


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I will be giving an astrology talk at The Spiritual Center, The Third Street Center, 520 S 3rd St., Carbondale, Colorado, on Sunday, March 31, at 10:00 AM.  I hope to see you there!
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Astrology Transits December 2018 – Set Your Vision

Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart. Who looks outside dreams. Who looks inside, awakens. — Anonymous

 

 

December opens with a lingering influence from retrograde Mercury in Scorpio and Venus moving direct from Libra into Scorpio.  With the two personal planets remaining in Scorpio, the emphasis is on continuing to dig deeply into understanding cause and effect, especially in relationship matters.  As always, the Scorpio archetype is about transformation and rebuilding.  The question to ask is: “What do I need to transform” and/or “What do I need to let go of in order to move forward?”

After the first week of December, the energy and the focus shift to establishing a vision for the New Year.  In fact, the planetary vibes are so good for setting a vision and goal that I would advise everyone to do that work now instead of after New Year’s Day.  You will want to have your goals and visions firmly in place by then, because 2019 will start off in a high-paced, active way.

December 1-6:  Venus at 29 Degrees Libra in T-Square with Uranus in Aries and the North and South Nodes at 29 Degrees Cancer/Capricorn.  Sun in Sagittarius Square Mars and Neptune in Pisces. This is an intense time of agitation and emotional upheaval.  Retrograde Mercury cautions us to stay grounded and to look before we leap.  There is a strong karmic connection due to the involvement of the Nodes.  We may need to face old karmic issues or to make amends for past actions.  The optimistic Sagittarius Sun square aggressive Mars and dreamy Neptune in Pisces can manifest as being unable to discern boundaries.  It is, however, a great aspect for any creative endeavors. With Mercury still retrograde, it would be prudent to watch your language, as hurtful language can unknowingly erupt.  Mercury goes stationary direct on December 6.

December 7:  Mars Conjunct Neptune at 13 Degrees Pisces Square the New Moon in Sagittarius. Mars Semisquare Uranus.  Communication is fuzzy due to stationary Mercury and the Pisces energy.  The Mars/Uranus aspect brings a strong element of chaotic, angry, unfocused energy.  This is definitely not a good time to make major decisions.  Use the New Moon energy to plan and envision your desired future.  Think and plan but don’t act!  The more you can imagine and visualize your desires the easier it will be to manifest them when Mars enters Aries on New Year’s Day.  This is not the best time to travel; delay any trips until the middle of the month if possible.

December 12:  Mercury Enters Sagittarius and Squares Neptune and Mars in Pisces.  Though the energy lightens considerably when Mercury joins the Sun and Jupiter in Sagittarius, the challenging square to Neptune and Mars has a lingering feeling of fog or fuzziness around our ideas.  As stated above, this is a good time to set your vision and to envision; it is not as conducive to actual action.  Use the Sagittarius optimism to set your sights on a higher outcome than would have been possible just a few weeks ago.

December 16-17:  Venus Sextile Saturn and Mars Sextile Pluto.  This is such a great time to examine power issues in your life and to resolve any dis-equilibrium around the balance of power.  Venus’ travels through Libra and Scorpio gave you plenty of time to come to grips with any such issues.  Now is the time to confront and resolve those issues, especially those between the feminine and masculine aspects of yourself and others.

December 19:  Sun at 27 Degrees Sagittarius Square Chiron at 27 Degrees Pisces.  Old health issues and/or hurtful emotional issues can come back to temporarily haunt you. However, Sun/Chiron also holds the key to resolution.  The Sun in the sign of the truth seeker (Sagittarius) can unlock and illuminate any unseen, foggy or unclear ideas around those issues.    

December 20-21:  Sun Enters Capricorn at the Winter Solstice Trine Uranus; and Venus Trine Neptune.  All year we have been dealing with the upsets and chaos of challenging aspects to Uranus.  Now, with the Sun in Sagittarius trine Uranus in Aries, we finally have the green light.  We can more easily make the changes that we were unable to make during the long summer and fall punctuated with retrograde planets. Venus trine Neptune at the solstice adds a lovely romantic glow to everything we encounter.

December 22:  Full Moon at Zero Degrees Cancer/Capricorn.  This Full Moon marks the December turning point when everything is held in the balance. We are very involved in home matters, while another part of us is paying more attention to public and career matters.  Zero degrees is very significant for this Full Moon in cardinal signs.  In a lot of ways, this is all about bringing the different elements of ourselves and our world into balance.  That is:  The elements of earth, water, air and fire; male and female and black and white viewpoints.  The more we look inside, the better we can navigate all of these seeming contradictions.

December 31:  Mars at Zero Degrees Aries.  The New Year blasts off energetically with Mars at zero degrees Aries.  Mars is extra strong in its home sign of Aries and zero degrees is a significant degree denoting strong, active energy and the ability to aggressively move forward. 

Now is the time to put all of your visions into practical, energetic use.  Mars in Aries will push you forward toward your dreams.  Mars at zero degrees says, “You may not be ready, but you can do this.  Jump and you will find a way.”  Its like Clark Kent throwing off his everyday clothes to become Superman!  Mars at zero degrees Aries urges you to be Superman/Superwoman.  The New Year’s chart based in New York City, NY at midnight follows:

The Sun conjuncts Saturn in Capricorn on January 2.  With Sun, Saturn, Pluto and the South Node all in Capricorn at this time, you can be sure that it is an opportune time to move forward in business- and career-related matters.  Mars in Aries is providing the push and impetus and the Capricorn planets are providing just enough braking power to keep you grounded and practical.  Go for it!

 

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Astrology Transits November 2018 – Change in Perspective

Sometimes a change of perspective is all it takes to see the light. — Dan Brown

 

Many of us have been in a wee bit of a downer mood during the last month(s).  Venus in Scorpio, turning retrograde, has forced us to think about relationship, money and value(s) issues that we would rather not face.  Old sore spots around any of those issues were brought to the forefront.  We had a tendency to bring old issues up over and over.  Picture a dog licking a wound until the wound begins to bleed.

That was Venus in Scorpio energy.  Now as Venus turns retrograde and moves back into Libra, we have an excellent chance to rethink, redo and remedy any of the sore spots.

As the month of November progresses, first Mercury, then Jupiter, and finally the Sun enter the more light-hearted sign of Sagittarius.  Our perspective shifts away from the darkness that can be part of the Scorpio energy into the more optimistic, talkative, expansive Jupiter-ruled sign of truth, adventure and higher learning.

The North and South Nodes move from Leo/Aquarius into Cancer/Capricorn (the Nodes normally travel backward through the zodiac).  This is a big shift!  See below.

November 1:  Jupiter at 28 degrees Scorpio Trine Chiron in Pisces.  Just before Jupiter leaves Scorpio, it gifts us with a lovely healing trine between Jupiter and Chiron.  Jupiter in Scorpio highlights the darkness and wounds, while Chiron in Pisces is the healing energy. As I wrote this, I had the image of a rainbow in the sky as a healing covenant.

November 6, Election Day in United States.

Sun Trine Neptune at 13 degrees Scorpio/Pisces.

Mars in Aquarius Square Jupiter in Scorpio and Venus in Libra square Uranus in Aries.

Retrograde Uranus Re-enters Aries and Squares the Lunar Nodes.

No doubt about it; this will not be a boring day.  Sun trine Neptune can bring confusion, delusion and illusion, but it can also re-ignite a spiritual ideal if you are ready for it.  On a personal level you may feel increased imagination, empathy and creativity.  Emotions will run high, especially later in the day when the Moon moves into Scorpio and joins the Sun as a New Moon. The general meaning of a New Moon is for a new beginning.  Set your intentions at this time!

Mars in Aquarius square Jupiter in Scorpio and Venus in Libra square Uranus in Aries are just about what you would anticipate for such a contentious election.  Anger, agitation, and acting out (Mars) regarding beliefs and buried intent (Jupiter in Scorpio).

Retrograde Uranus re-entering Aries re-awakens the energy of April and May 2018, just before Uranus entered Taurus for the first time.  On a personal level, look back to that time period to understand how Uranus retrograde in Taurus might affect you.  Remember, any retrograde planet signals a time when you can rethink, redo and rectify past attitudes and events.  Uranus will stay in Aries until March 5, 2019, when it returns to Taurus.  This energy will be felt most strongly by those with planets in late degrees of the cardinal signs (Aries, Libra, Capricorn, Cancer) and the early degrees of the fixed signs (Taurus, Leo, Scorpio and Aquarius).

With all of the Aquarius/Uranus energy, we can expect the unexpected in more ways than one.

An election day chart for the United States (set for New York City, NY) is shown below.

November 15:  Venus Stations Direct at 25 Degrees Libra.

November 16:  North Node enters 29 Degrees Cancer and South Node Enters 29 Degrees Capricorn.  The nodal axis changing signs is a major shift with karmic overlays.  Roughly, it points to where we have been and where we are going.  We have collectively been in a period where the polarity between individuality and “group think” has been challenged and laid bare.  Now, as the nodes move into Cancer/Capricorn the energy is about taking care of ourselves, our nation and our fellow earth inhabitants versus business as usual and the almighty dollar.  The Nodes will remain in Cancer/Capricorn until September 25, 2029.

On a personal level, this shift will be felt most strongly by those with planets near 29 degrees of the cardinal signs (Aries, Libra, Cancer, Capricorn) and the very early degrees of the fixed signs (Leo, Scorpio, Aquarius, Taurus).

Mars enters Pisces on this date, where it will stay until June 28, 2020.  Mars is an uneasy traveler in the sign of Pisces.  Mars wants action, aggression and movement.  Pisces slows Mars down and tempers its masculine energy.  However, I am looking forward to this transit because it should help mitigate the senseless violence that we are seeing all around us.  Mars in Pisces is an extremely opportune time to hold peaceful demonstrations, or to get involved in other kinds of nonviolent activism — with the emphasis on the word “peaceful.”

November 20:  Mercury Turns Stationary Retrograde at 14 Degrees Sagittarius.  Mercury will move back into Scorpio on December 1st and will station direct on December 6 at 27 degrees Scorpio.

November 20:  Mars at 3 Degrees Pisces Square Jupiter in Sagittarius.  Beware of over “everything” on this day.  Be careful of over excitement, over doing, and being overly optimistic.  No, you really can’t run a marathon if you haven’t prepared for it!!

November 22, Thanksgiving Day, Sun Joins Jupiter in Sagittarius.  Sandwiched between Mars square Jupiter and Sun and Jupiter in Sagittarius, this can be a great day with lots of happy, optimistic energy.  Watch out for debating entrenched opinions and beliefs (Jupiter and Sagittarius) over the dinner table.  Much better to refrain from such conversations and to then take part in outdoor sports or some other physical activity (Mars).

November 28:  Sun, Jupiter and Mercury Conjunct in Sagittarius and Venus Opposition Uranus at 28 Degrees Libra/Aries.  The month ends on an optimistic note.  The Venus opposition can bring relationship stress, but it can also be a great day to do something fun and offbeat with someone you care about.

 

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Let’s Keep the Positive Energy Flowing

Thank you so much for signing up for my newsletter and for letting others know about me.  As always, its wonderful hearing from you with any comments or suggestions.  I sincerely appreciate it and I sincerely appreciate you. It makes me so happy to see that my articles and newsletters are being read and shared. It means that more people are becoming aware of the amazing ability of astrology to help them guide their lives in a positive way.

If you could please help me spread the word on astrology by forwarding my newsletter or sharing an article from my website or Facebook, I would really appreciate it.   The planets want to help us live a happy, fulfilling life, but we need to do our part.

Thank you again for your continued support.  If you wish to contact me, please send an email to astroclasses@yahoo.com or call me at (720) 362-3305. Ruby

Astrology-classes.com, 60 John, Carbondale, CO 81621, USA

 

 

Astrology Transits October 2018 – Volatile Venus/Mars Issues

 

October opens with the Sun and Mercury in Libra, the sign of justice and fairness.  In addition, Venus, the ruler of Libra, is very strong as she turns retrograde and makes important connections throughout the month of October.  Mercury rules communication and Venus rules women and all things related to women, including women’s sexuality and the feminine archetype in general.

In addition, Venus aspects Mars at various times during the month.  Mars rules the masculine archetype.  It relates to male sexuality, action, aggression (including sexual aggression), wars and competition.

Is it any wonder then that the United States news is consumed with the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the US Supreme Court and the he/said, she/said allegations of sexual abuse? Though I have studied and practiced astrology all of my life, it sometimes just blows me away how astrology, over and over again, is right in tune with what is happening in our life and in our political, world system.

October 2, Cancer Moon opposing Pluto and Mercury square Pluto.  Moon opposing Pluto brings intense, emotional encounters with others.  Discussions (Mercury) can quickly turn confrontational and intense (Pluto).  Back away from any conflicts until the energy is weaker and more conducive to compromise.

October 5, Venus Turns Retrograde at 10 Degrees Scorpio.  Venus, will be retrograde until November 15, 2018, when it turns direct at 25 degrees Libra.  All planets become more intense when in retrograde motion because they are at their closest point to the earth. Venus rules love, desire, sensuality and intense feelings, as well as money and blessings received.  Though stronger, a retrograde Venus can suppress your feelings and/or cause projection of feelings onto others.

October 8, New Moon at 16 Degrees Libra Square Pluto in Capricorn. This Libra new Moon promises to be challenging.  Beware of compulsive, out-of-control emotions during this intense new Moon.  Also beware of emotional power struggles that can manifest as guilt, jealousy and manipulation.  You can use this Moon in the most positive way by going inside yourself to do an unflinchingly honest self-analysis. Pluto square the Moon can give you the courage to correct anything ugly that pops out.

The Libra new Moon is also inconjunct Neptune in Pisces.  Inconjunct aspects act like an annoyance that won’t go away.  This aspect illuminates how and where you are deluding yourself about emotional and/or partnership matters.

October 10, Venus at 10 Degrees Scorpio Square Mars in Aquarius.  This is a partial replay of the energy of September 10 when Venus was in a T-square with Mars and Uranus.  It pits the god of war (Mars) against the goddess of love (Venus).  While physical attraction with another is high, the tension and competitiveness of a Venus/Mars contact can bring out resentments and arguments.  Both physical attraction and tension may be in play, in which case making up could be exciting.

Mercury opposing Uranus on the same date lends a scattered, nervous vibe to the energy of the day.  Watch what you say, because you are prone to erratic, unexpected thought processes and statements.  Watch for volatile announcements and news regarding the Supreme Court nomination during the several days before and after these aspects.

October 11, Sun Square Pluto at 18 Degrees Libra/Capricorn.  More intensity on tap with a feeling of being in a pressure cooker.  Simmering issues with authority figures can come to the fore at this time.  The best way to use this energy is to make significant changes to old, unproductive, self-sabotaging patterns of behavior that have outlived their usefulness.

October23 and 24, Sun Moves into Scorpio Conjunct Venus in Opposition to Uranus and the Full Moon in Taurus.
Wow!! The drama continues and high volatility prevails!  Be wary of entrenched positions, especially around emotional matters.  Both the Sun and Moon are in fixed signs, which aren’t inclined to give an inch on matters that are important to them.  They form a grand square with the North and South Nodes.  The battle you want to win may have its roots in very old resentments, or even in past life residues.

Once again, it is best to let go of trying to fix others.  Enough of your own issues will surface during this time to keep you more than occupied.

Both the Sun and Moon form helpful aspects to Saturn in Capricorn.  Use this energy to tend to practical matters and to take responsibility where needed.

October 30 and 31, Venus Retrograde Opposing Uranus in Taurus, Square the North and South Nodes in Leo/Aquarius.

This could be a defining moment for the #MeToo movement and the ongoing debate around sexual abuse issues.  Uranus is a wild card and the Nodes denote a karmic connection.  The “chickens may come home to roost” as the saying goes.

November 6, US Election Day Aspects:

Venus retrograde square Uranus — Somewhat similar to Venus opposing Uranus (see October 30 and 31 above).  Expect the unexpected!

Jupiter trine Chiron — Too much of something and the desire to bring in healing energy.

Venus trine Mars — Mildly helpful energy in working with the volatile Venus/Mars polarities.

Sun trine Neptune — Elements of confusion and complacency prevails.  WE MUST ALL VOTE.  It is much too easy to blow off our civic duty under this aspect.

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