Astrology Readings Aspen, CO

I will once again be doing readings in Aspen, Colorado at the Aspen Saturday Market on September 16 and 30 and at the Basalt Sunday Market in Basalt, CO every Sunday through September 30, 2017.

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.

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Current Moon Phase

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New Moon

The moon is currently in Libra

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.


Astrology Readings

Many of you have inquired about my astrology readings. My full readings cover your current solar return year ahead, the current transits and your progressions. My astrology readings are $140 for one-hour readings and $70.00 for half hour readings and include a recorded MP3 of the reading. Readings will be done via telephone in the U.S. and through online chat for all others. Payment is through Paypal.

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 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 wish to contact me, please send an email to or call me at (720) 362-3305. Ruby,, 60 John, Carbondale, CO 81621, USA

Astrology Transits September 2017 – Calm after Chaos

Many a calm river begins as a turbulent waterfall, yet none hurtles and foams all the way to the sea.— Mikhail Lermontov


The aftermath of eclipse “season” has left many of us a little shaken, confused, energized, emotional, worried and antsy — you name it and chances are most of us have felt it. It sometimes felt like a runaway train or a trip down a dark tunnel. Because retrograde Mercury and Mars were in the planetary picture we also had to cope with mixed, missed messages, misplaced anger and a generally fiery atmosphere.

I would like to say that all that has changed, but it hasn’t completely — yet. The first half of September reenacts much of the eclipse energy:

Retrograde Mercury Conjunct Mars Trine Uranus very close to the eclipse degree. The erratic, crazy (Uranus) overheated (Mars) energy that we dealt with all summer continues with a dose of fate thrown in (North Node) along with a smidgen of garbled communication (Retrograde Mercury).

Because Mercury is retrograding (back toward 29 degrees Leo) and Mars is moving forward (toward the eclipse degree), they were conjunct at the eclipse degree of 28 Leo, re-activating the energy of the solar eclipse. Any issues brought about by the eclipse could reappear until after the second week in September.

Be aware of this energy over the next couple of weeks. Angry words over mistaken circumstances are a definite possibility, as are unexplained, unexpected surprises that come from out of the blue possibly causing a crisis situation.

Jupiter in Libra Trine Uranus in Aries. When the planet of truth (Jupiter) meets the planet of freedom (Uranus) we are apt to hear some pretty interesting stories from the news media. As chaotic as this energy can be, its positive side is to bring new openings of all kinds. We are feeling more in the mood to start things and to take a chance. As I mentioned in previous newsletters, this can be beneficial if you exercise a little Saturn caution. The Sun in Virgo will assist you in doing your due diligence around any risky ventures or impetuous decisions.

Mercury Stationed Direct at 28 degrees Leo on September 3. We have just experienced one of the most striking Mercury retrograde periods ever because of Mercury’s retrograde over transiting Mars at the 28 degrees Leo eclipse degree. Mercury retraces its path and enters Virgo once again on September 9.

Mars Enters Virgo on September 5. I expect that we will all feel the energy shift at that time. The calm, earthy Virgo energy tones down the overheated fire emphasis that we felt all summer. The energy becomes calmer and smoother and we are not so prone to making unwise, emotional decisions. Use the month of September to make plans and develop strategies for moving forward with any ideas for new beginnings that were spawned by the solar eclipse.

Venus Conjunct the Eclipse degree of 28 Leo on September 18. Relationship issues are brought to light. We are challenged to repair or replace those relationships that are no longer working. Venus in Leo shouts from the house tops: “What do you want in a relationship.” “Are you getting it?”

The Sun Enters Libra on September 22 at the Autumn Equinox, where it is joined by Mercury on September 30. Take time to be quiet and to fully feel the waves of balance moving around and through you. After the long, hot summer this is an opportune time to center yourself to heal from the storms of life.

On September 30 Pluto Stations Direct at 16 Degrees Capricorn Trine Mars at 16 Degrees Virgo. Watch for news around the government and big business to take center stage. It could get interesting in the US with budget discussions on the table. Lots of control issues and anger accompany this one.

On a personal level, this is a cue to move forward in your quest for transformation. Since Pluto, the planet of transformation went retrograde on April 20, 2016, lots of unseen, unknown ideas, thoughts and plans were taking place in your subconscious. When Pluto turns direct you will begin to see your way forward to manifest some of those ideas in a concrete and visible way. Pluto works underground and hidden so we usually don’t understand the “behind-the scenes” shift it is quietly bringing about it our lives. Pluto is a very slow mover so it is a long-term proposition.

Venus enters Virgo on August 30. With the Sun already in Libra, the sign of relationships, Venus in Virgo is ushering in a time when our closest relationships are in focus. Once again it is all about “What do you want in a relationship.” “Are you getting it?” “How can I make it better?”

Let’s all pat ourselves on the back for making it through the intense summer of 2017!

Astrology Readings
Many of you have inquired about my astrology readings.  My full readings cover your current solar return year ahead, the current transits and your progressions. My astrology readings are $140 for one-hour readings and $70.00 for half hour readings and include a recorded MP3 of the reading.   Readings will be done via telephone in the U.S. and through online chat for all others.  Payment is through Paypal.

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 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.

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.

Astrology Transits July 2017 – Action and Power

Every day we have plenty of opportunities to get angry, stressed or offended. But what you’re doing when you indulge these negative emotions is giving something outside yourself power over your happiness. You can choose to not let little things upset you.  Joel Osteen


The dominant energy throughout the month of July 2017 is power and anger.  How we use our power and how we let others usurp our power and/or control us. Lock step along with the power issue is the question of how we handle the anger that arises from those power issues.

The month opens with Mars in Cancer opposing Pluto in Capricorn.  Mars is activity, anger, aggression, combativeness and “me first” “then you.” Pluto is the planet of power, control, transformation, revealer of secrets and single-minded determination.

Opposition aspects present a tug-of-war dynamic. They set up an either/or scenario.  When one side of the opposition is feeling good and on top of the situation the other side is feeling down and trying to regain dominance (picture a teeter/totter up and down, up and down).

Also prominent this month are dual T-squares in cardinal signs denoting the desire to take action and to get things moving.  All of the cardinal signs (Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn) will be zapped but Cancer and Capricorn will feel it the most because of the Cancer/Capricorn opposition.

Because the sky is a continuously changing picture, the aspects will shift a little throughout the month and become stronger or weaker, but the overall energy will remain.

July 4 brings Mercury square Uranus.  Lots of volatility here around ideas and communication.  Watch for brilliant ideas or conversations or maybe just far-out crazy, unpredictable, erratic communication that startles and shakes you up. Sound familiar?

Also on July 4th Jupiter quincunx Neptune urges you to use your optimism and faith (Jupiter) to achieve your dreams and aspirations and to attune to your highest self (Neptune).  The quincunx is an aspect of irritation.  It is like a fly buzzing in your face that won’t go away or an alarm clock that just keeps blaring away.  It isn’t in your face like a square, but you must attend to something to make it useful and to make the nagging go away.

On July 5th and 6th the Sun square Jupiter can bring too much of a good thing.  Overload and overwhelm are followed by a tendency to idealize and to ignore warning signs when the Sun trines Neptune. The high spiritual side of these aspects is that there is  no better time to connect with your true self and to get in touch with, and to progress toward your true life path.

The powerful full Moon in Capricorn on July 9 sets off the T-squares and the potent line up of Pluto opposing Sun and Mars.  This formidable energy can bring earthquakes, explosions, fires and other natural upheavals as well as all manner of human-caused calamities. On a positive note, this powerful Moon can shake things loose, get you unstuck and propel you towards making any needed changes in your life.  You will know what those changes are.

On July 17 Mars squares Uranus and then the Sun squares Uranus on July 20.  Danger abounds.  We want
excitement and change and rebellion runs rampant.  This is a signature for accidents, wars (don’t be alarmed even neighborhood conflicts qualify) and upheaval.  It is also a signature for brilliant ideas, stunning breakthroughs, technological advances and breath taking insights.  The key here is to let the energy move you forward without destroying everything that has already been built.  Use Saturn retrograde, which is trine Uranus, to modulate the overly stimulating atmosphere and to set limits.

More of the same is the watchword on July 23 when the Leo new Moon conjuncts Mars (and of course conjuncts the Sun)and fosters emotional (Moon), aggressive (Mars) feelings.  On July 24 when Mercury trines Uranus pay attention to hunches and “crazy” ideas, which might actually be crazy or might be brilliant and of genius level.

You might ask:  “Where is the silver lining in all of these crazy, angry, power hungry planets this month?’  Here are some thoughts to help you use this month’s energy in the most optimum way:

  • The impetus to action is at an all time high – use the energy to move forward on any well-thought-out plans,
  • The push to change the status quo is going through the roof. This is an especially beneficial energy for those who have been stuck in some way. The planets are now giving you a literal “kick in the pants” to act and change and move.
  • The need to take control of your life can be truly life changing in a positive way. The saying that “you are in control of your destiny” now takes on new and important meaning.
  • Listen to your “crazy” Uranus-inspired ideas. Many of them will be truly crazy, but there is most likely a spark of genius in at least one of them that can be useful.
  • At the Leo new moon start something new. Your creativity will be at an all-time high, and your leadership qualities are ready to be tested. Leos, in particular, need to pay attention!
  • Finally, just go with the flow. Take precautions, but don’t become fearful.

When all is said and done you might look back on the month as one of the most exciting times of your life!

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