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Planetary Positions

Current Moon Phase


First Quarter Moon
First Quarter Moon

The moon is currently in Taurus

Astrology Transits January 2018 –
New Paths, New Energy

I am feeling a surge of optimism as this first month of the new year begins. The first ten days of January have some really active, hopeful energy that foreshadows the coming 364 days.

 

This quote by Neil Gaiman beautifully describes the energy of the new year.

I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes.

Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You’re doing things you’ve never done before, and more importantly, you’re Doing Something.

So that’s my wish for you, and all of us, and my wish for myself. Make New Mistakes. Make glorious, amazing mistakes. Make mistakes nobody’s ever made before. Don’t freeze, don’t stop, don’t worry that it isn’t good enough, or it isn’t perfect, whatever it is: art, or love, or work or family or life.

Whatever it is you’re scared of doing, Do it. Make your mistakes, next year and forever.”

The New Year opens with a full Moon in Cancer in opposition to Venus and the Sun in Capricorn. The full Moon is a call to action to let go of other’s expectations and tradition-bound “shoulds” that are no longer working. This is especially true with regard to family matters.

The planetary troops rally around this idea on the 2nd of January when Uranus goes stationary direct in Aries. Uranus going direct means that the chains are loosened and it is time to express your unique, scarred, beautiful self in all of its glory.

Expressing this energy won’t be without its challenges. Saturn has just entered its home sign, Capricorn, where it is strong. Because it is strong, it will exert extra influence in your life over the next two and one-half years. Saturn in Capricorn wants to cling to the status quo. It advises caution and reminds us that rules were put in place for a reason. It can often mean that you will need to work harder for what you accomplish. The “quick fix” will no longer work.

The good news about Saturn is that he does reward in due time so long as you put in the effort and diligence to accomplish your goals. Those of you who have been going through a harsh Saturn period (Saturn conjunct, square, or in opposition to your natal planets) may very well be seeing surprising rewards in the area of your chart where Saturn is transiting. Always remember that Saturn rewards in due time according to his timetable, not yours. Please, hang in there through any rough times so you can collect your reward.

Venus’ conjunct the Sun and then Pluto in Capricorn on January 6-8 begins a time of questioning personal values, particularly around your career and/or public standing. Potentially interesting news from the government could surface as both Venus and Mercury conjunct with Pluto during the month of January.

Re-evaluate your plans and ideas when Mercury is conjunct Saturn on the 12th. The best success will be obtained when your plans are both innovative (Uranus) and practical (Saturn).

On January 6-8 Mars is conjunct Jupiter in Scorpio and Uranus is trine Mercury. Anger (yours and other’s) could be a problem during this time. Keep your emotions in check and use this charged-up energy to move your plans and ideas forward. There are no retrograde planets during this time period and the impetus to move forward is sizzling.

Uranus’ message conflicts with Saturn’s message so there will be some tension and conflict between the two. However, rather than let yourself be torn between the two courses of action, I strongly advise you to go for what you want and to use Saturn as the “voice of reason” to keep you from getting in over your head.

The New Moon conjunct the Sun and Venus in Capricorn on the 16th is a time when you will be tested regarding your values. This could show up as a conflict between career wishes and home wishes. Or, it might manifest as a desire to change careers or work methods altogether.

It is important to realize that, as the Sun, Mercury and Venus go over Pluto at 19 degrees Capricorn this month, the choices you make now could have long-ranging consequences. Choose wisely and be careful not to burn any bridges until you are absolutely sure it is the right thing to do.

Finally on January 31 we have the first eclipse of the year, a total super moon, total lunar eclipse at 11 degrees Leo/Aquarius. In keeping with this year’s theme, this eclipse is about individuality versus going along with consensus and the herd. I will have more to say about his eclipse later.

The next eclipse is a partial solar eclipse in Aquarius on February 15, 2018. In all, we have a total of five eclipses this year. It is certainly a year for shaking things up. Learn to go with the flow and stay grounded and you may find yourself in a very good spot by January 2019.

Find out how the January 31 and February 15 eclipses will affect you by taking advantage of my eclipse reading special. Only $60 for each one-half hour reading or $290 for a package covering all 5 eclipses. You must book your eclipse reading by January 15, 2018 in order to be eligible for the discount. Contact me at http://astrology-classes.com/contact-us

Astrology Transits December 2017 – Plan Then Act

What we plant in the soil of contemplation, we shall reap in the harvest of action.  Meister Eckhart

 

 

The month of December begins on a challenging note with Mars opposing Uranus.  Mingled in is the full Moon in Gemini, the Neptune influence and Mercury retrograde.  As the month progresses the energy mellows and is quite nice around the holidays.  The month ends with Saturn moving into Capricorn, which ushers in a two-year period devoted to building structures and facing reality.

 

Mars in Libra Opposition Uranus in Aries. Mars opposition Uranus continues as the month opens.  As noted last month, this is a touchy dynamic.  It will be noticed in any kind of relationships.  You may experience it as a decision to no longer put up with someone else’s stuff.  Unfairness in any relationship will be the hot button that could derail a relationship.  It’s best to wait to state your case until after December  9 when cooler energy prevails.

 

After December 3, the focus is on studying, planning and solidifying your ideas due to Mercury turning retrograde at 29 degrees Sagittarius.

 

Mercury is also now out-of-bounds. When a planet is out-of-bounds, its energy becomes very strong and seems to take over the chart.

 

Think before you speak, as Mercury retrograde in Sagittarius makes you prone to blurting out whatever is on your mind.

 

Back up your computer and cell phone just in case.  If possible, delay foreign travel until these aspects change in several days.

 

December 3, Gemini Full Moon.  The Moon at 11 degrees Gemini is in opposition to the Sun at 11 degrees Sagittarius and square Neptune at 11 degrees Pisces forming a T-Square.  This is one interesting dynamic as Jupiter in Scorpio is also trine Neptune. There are lots of chances for confusion during this particular full Moon.

 

Look for even more “hidden” news to come out about improprieties by prominent people (Jupiter in Scorpio trine Neptune in Pisces).  There could be additional stories regarding religion or the clergy.

 

The Sabian symbol for 11 degrees of Gemini is:  “A Black Slave Girl Demands Her Rights of Her Mistress.”  This means that it is time to stand up and say “no” to those things and people who are no longer serving you. It is about showing your authenticity, walking your talk and talking your truth.  Funny (or not) how this is right in tune with recent news stories!

 

December 6:  Mercury is conjunct Saturn at 28 degrees Sagittarius and both are Sextile Mars at 28 degrees Libra.  Mercury conjunct Saturn brings a sobering, down-to-earth feeling to the overheated Mars opposition Uranus that opened the month.  The lovely sextile to Mars in Libra adds a bit of a cooperative feeling.

 

December 9, Mars enters Scorpio.  Mars in Scorpio brings a burst of energy around our deeper motivations.  It illuminates our deepest emotions and desires.  With Jupiter also in Scorpio, it is time, now more than ever, to throw off our restraining thoughts and go for it.

 

The downside of Mars in Scorpio is that you may be more prone to holding resentments, jealousy and simmering anger.

 

December 10 through December 16:

 

Mercury in Sagittarius trine Uranus in Aries is nice for ideas popping in out of the blue.  Pay attention to hunches.

 

Venus in Sagittarius square Neptune in Pisces could bring some confusion around relationship matters.  Things may not be what they seem to be.  This transit is good for contemplation, not good for action and making decisions.

 

Sun conjunct Mercury in Sagittarius  is another good idea day.

 

Sun in Sagittarius trine Uranus in Aries.  You may feel bored and wish you could hit the open road.  This is another good idea day so let those ideas percolate, think original thoughts or invent something.

 

December 18, New Moon in Sagittarius. All new Moons are about starting something new.  This one is about opening and expanding your mind, your consciousness and your horizons.

 

The dynamics change on December 20 when Saturn enters Capricorn where it will stay until March 23, 2020.  Don’t panic, taskmaster Saturn can be harsh but it can also bring rewards.  I’ll talk more about this at a later time.

 

December 20 and 21, First Saturn, and then Venus enters Capricorn.  Career matters heat up from now through January 21st.  The fog lifts and the way becomes clear to meet your career goals. Saturn is strong and at-home when in Capricorn.

 

Venus enters Capricorn on December 25.  Venus, the planet of love and relationships in Capricorn on Christmas Day bodes well for traditional family gatherings.  The status quo will be important.  This is not the time to let others hear the brilliant new ideas you came up with earlier in the month.  Be like Saturn and keep the conversation traditional, grounded and maybe even somewhat boring.

 

I am now doing readings that look at your year ahead, transits, solar arc directions and progressions at a 15% discount through the end of the year.  These readings make great Christmas gifts!  Contact me at http://astrology-classes.com/contact-us

Astrology Transits November 2017

Transformation literally means going beyond your form. – Wayne Dyer

 

The following image is a metaphor for transformation success and determination to succeed.  Jupiter in Scorpio urges us to see where we are underestimating ourselves.

 

The strong Scorpio/Taurus emphasis this month continues the theme around determining your values and transforming those things that are outworn or detrimental into something that furthers your highest good.

 

Hold on to your Hats!  The month of November begins with several volatile, emotional and challenging aspects.

 

November 1, Mars at the midpoint of Saturn and Pluto.  We need to be careful of this one as it carries a lot of energy.  Watch for overly assertive, or even aggressive, actions and belligerent attitudes from others.  You will also be affected, so watch your own attitude.

 

Because Saturn is the planet of limitation be especially wary of an attitude of “I don’t have” versus those who are perceived as “having it all.”  This will be exponentially amplified by the Taurus full Moon on November 4.

 

Pray that our world leaders do not over react to this challenging energy.  This configuration is superb for inner transformative work so use it to go inside and to promote peace rather than to engage with others in spats or confrontations.

 

November 1, Saturn at 24 degrees Sagittarius Trine Uranus at 25 degrees Aries. This trine is a repeat of the December 2016 energy.  It will be felt most strongly by those with planets around 25 degrees of the fire signs (Aries, Leo, Sagittarius).

 

Saturn and Uranus are very different planets.  Saturn is the cautious, careful taskmaster, while Uranus is the innovative, freedom loving revolutionary.  You may feel this as a crazy urge for a breakout, breakthrough or freedom from something or someone.  At the same time, Saturn will be urging you to be careful and fearful and cautions, “oh, by the way, what will the neighbors think?”  This energy has hovered around us all year but it is once again super strong.

 

November 4, Full Moon at 11:59 Taurus.  Because this moon is in perigee (meaning its closest proximity to the Earth), it will appear extra large and luminous in the night sky.  It will exert a stronger than normal pull on the tides, the earth’s tectonic plates (earth rumblings and/or earthquakes) and our moods.

 

Beware of creating emotional drama, particularly regarding matters related to values, money and possessions.  Possessiveness, suspicion and jealousy could rear their ugly heads.  This too shall pass, so it’s best not to get caught up in the melodrama.

 

Those with planets around 9 to 13 degrees of Taurus, Scorpio, Leo and Aquarius will be most affected by this dramatic full Moon.  Be aware that, because of the fixed nature of these signs, that you could become too entrenched in a certain way of thinking.  Consistent with the theme of transformation, you might want to consider letting go of something that you have held onto for dear life.  It might be gut wrenching, but can allow an abundance of new, beneficial energy (Jupiter in Scorpio) to come in.

 

November 1 through 4, Venus in Libra is sextile Saturn in Sagittarius and opposes Uranus in Aries.  There is an urge to make peace and to compromise.  However, such efforts can be thwarted by the Saturn/Uranus dynamic.

 

November 2-4, Mercury in Scorpio inconjunct Uranus in Aries.  An inconjunct feels like a never-ending source of irritation.  Not a fun feeling.  Look for lots of crazy (Uranus) talk (Mercury) with no meeting of the minds and little resolution.  Disruptions in computer or electronic networks could also occur.

 

November 11-14, Venus Conjunct Jupiter at 5 degrees Scorpio.  Questions regarding love, value and your personal set of values are more easily answered during this time period.  Alternatively, you may find yourself questioning your values around love during this time.

 

November 13, Mercury Square Neptune at 11 Degrees Sagittarius/Pisces.  Try to refrain from making decisions during this time.  You may be a little too idealistic and not quite as clearly focused as usual. Delay signing important papers if possible as confusion and deception are in the air.
I am now doing readings that look at your year ahead, transits, solar arc directions and progressions at a 15% discount through the end of the year.  These readings make great Christmas gifts!  Contact me at http://astrology-classes.com/contact-us

 

Mercury is sextile Mars on November 16.  Your mind is clear but your attention span may be short.

 

November 18 and 19, New Moon at 26 degrees Scorpio and Mars square Pluto at 17 degrees Libra/Capricorn.  This is another time of volatility, aggression and conflict with a high possibility of some kind of power struggles.  Look to the houses in your chart with Scorpio, Taurus, Aquarius and Leo to determine how it will affect you.

 

On the positive side, this is a great time to begin something new so long as you don’t sabotage yourself through overly aggressive actions.

 

November 22, Neptune turns direct at 12 degrees Pisces. If Neptune has been transiting your 1st or 6th house, you may feel more energetic and nagging health problems could begin to clear up.

The month ends with Mercury conjunct Saturn at 27 degrees Sagittarius.  Use this time to finalize any concrete plans before Mercury turns retrograde on December 2nd.

Astrology Transits October 2017 – Transformation

Be soft. Do not let the world make you hard. Do not let pain make you hate. Do not let the bitterness steal your sweetness. Take pride that even though the rest of the world may disagree, you still believe it is a beautiful place. — Ian S. Thomas


Transformation is the theme for the month of October due to several outer planet transits and Jupiter’s opposition to Uranus.

So far it has not been easy.

The month opened with a Jupiter/Uranus opposition in Libra/Aries. That opposition energy is one of breakthroughs, revolutions, chaos, opportunity, decisions that need to be made, breakdowns, over extension, and downright unpredictable events.



I wrote the above a day before the horrific Las Vegas shooting, I was, and till am, stunned thinking about how those energies have played out.  I tried over and over to finish this newsletter and just couldn’t find the words.

 

Now, several days later, I have managed to find a little bit of perspective.  My prayers go out to everyone affected by the heart rendering news stories of the last several weeks.  The events in Las Vegas were another scar on our human psyche and now, more than ever, we each need to get in touch with our humanity.  Our neighbors, whether they live next door or a continent away, are truly a part of us.

 

Unfortunately, we all know the dark, chilling side of these planetary aspects, but on a more positive note, this transit can free us from restrictions and limitations and bring a much-needed shift.  That shift can bring career opportunities, beneficial lifestyle and relationship changes and foster new belief patterns.  This is especially true for those who have planets around 27 degrees of the cardinal signs (Libra, Aries, Cancer and Capricorn).

 

Pluto stationed direct on September 28 at 16 degrees Capricorn. Pluto, the planet of transformation, is then activated by several planets transiting the late degrees of Libra and the early to mid degrees of Scorpio (Scorpio is ruled by Pluto):

 

         Sun and Mercury squares Pluto on October 9
         Jupiter enters Scorpio on October 9

 

We are being challenged (square) to examine our thoughts (Mercury) and ideas and to present our authentic self to the world (Sun).  “What do I really stand for?”  “Am I expressing that part of myself so others can see me/it?”

 

Jupiter in Scorpio begins a one-year transit urging us to answer the question, “How have I underestimated myself?”  Look to the house(s) in your birth chart with Scorpio on the cusp to see where you are under estimating yourself.

 

Venus enters Libra on October 14 adding a focus on relationships. We will all be asking questions such as: “Who am I in relation to others?”  “How much should I give to please others, while still being true to myself?” and “Am I being disloyal to you when I take time for myself?”  These are all emotionally difficult questions that will be triggered over and over during Venus’ movement through Libra until November 7, when it enters Scorpio.

 

Finally, on October 17 Mercury enters Scorpio, followed by the Sun and Mars on October 22nd.  Mercury in Scorpio is about initiating those difficult, soul baring conversations that we all hate.  The Sun and Mars in Scorpio are about taking back our power without anger, but with intention and purpose.

 

The Jupiter/Uranus opposition cracked our shell and opened our hearts to see our self and others in a new light.  With the onslaught of news regarding earthquakes, floods, hurricanes, volcanoes, fires and senseless shootings we can no longer ignore the suffering around us.  Pluto (ruling the masses) going direct somehow made the world smaller.  After such a profound shakeup we somehow know that things will never be the same.  It is our job to transform ourselves to understand and positively use these powerful energies.  Some of the ways we can do this are:

 

  • Be willing to move out of our comfort zone,
  • Be willing to call a spade a spade and dare to expose the corruption and deterioration that lingers behind a lovely facade,
  • Be willing to face reality (Saturn) without moving too far into paranoia (Pluto) and anger (Mars),
  • Celebrate the positive and uplifting (Jupiter) elements that are hidden like a sparkling diamond in the dross and destruction,
  • Let the disruption (Uranus) shake us up enough to be true to ourselves and our beliefs, and finally,
  • Ground ourselves so we stand like a tall oak tree that sways and bends in the shifting winds, but does not break.

 

As a Libra, some of those ways are difficult for me, so I will be working alongside everyone else in moving into a more powerful way of being.

These are challenging times, but for every challenge and heartbreak there is always a small glimmer of hope and a seed to transform ourselves and the world piece by little piece.  Transformation (Pluto), belief and optimism (Jupiter) are the key.

 

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