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.

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The moon is currently in Sagittarius

Astrology Transits June 2019 – Ideas, Duality and Family




I have put duality away. I have seen that the two worlds are one.— Rumi


No matter what people tell you words and ideas can change the world. — Robin Williams







I have used two quotes this month to honor the Gemini energy that is in effect most of the month. Gemini, the sign of the twins, is a mutable air sign that rules ideas, communication, connection, duality, playfulness and all mental pursuits.  The mutable signs of Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius and Pisces will feel the Gemini energy the most.

May ends with Mercury square Neptune at 18 degrees of Gemini/Pisces.  Along with the Mercury/Neptune aspect, Mercury opposes Jupiter at 19 degrees of Gemini/Sagittarius.  Be prepared for travel delays and garbled communication.

This aspect speaks to fuzzy thinking or a general feeling of spaciness.  “fake news” will be part of the conversations of the day.  Our job as aware and caring individuals is to separate the untruths from the truths and to make our choices accordingly.  It might be wise to put off any major decisions until after the new Moon on June 2nd. 

After June 22, when the Sun joins Mars and Mercury in the cardinal water sign of Cancer, we become more attuned to our emotions and matters related to family, home and security will take center stage. 


June 3: New Moon in Gemini at 12 Degrees.

The new Moon in Gemini gives a big boost to anything relating to ideas, thinking, words and relating to others through communication.  Those of you who are writers, composers, lecturers, etc. can use this new Moon to boost your ideas and to supercharge your activities during the month of June 2019.  Whether you are a writer or not, this Moon opens up inspired opportunities to transform your ideas into action.  Take time to play under this whimsical new moon.


June 4:  Mercury enters Cancer.


June 6-7:  Mercury Sextile Uranus at 4 Degrees Cancer/Taurus.

Put on your thinking cap and let the ideas flow without censure. While you’re at it, call up your open-minded friends and run your wildest ideas past them.  You may be surprised at the unusual, but possibly usable, ideas that you come up with.  Mercury (ideas) in the water sign Cancer (emotional fluidity) sextile Uranus (unusual, even weird) in the grounded earth sign of Taurus indicates a  high probability of those ideas having a beneficial germ of wisdom within.


June 9 to 21: 

Jupiter Square Neptune at 18 Degrees Sagittarius/Pisces

Saturn Sextile Neptune at 18 DegreesCapricorn/Pisces.

Idealism and religious extremism will be at a high level during this time period which could lead to heightened social and/or political conflicts.  Saturn sextile Neptune is a moderating influence on this head butting around beliefs and set opinions.  If you have 14 to 22 degrees of the mutable signs (Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius and Pisces) or 14 to 22 degrees of the cardinal signs (Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn) prominent in your natal chart, be aware of the dangers of being stuck in your beliefs and idealisms.  Neptune as a spiritual pointer is much better used to practice and internalize the ideas of compassion and love for all sentient beings.  Your neighbor who has beliefs that are 180 degrees from your beliefs, still deserves your love and compassion (Neptune’s highest calling.)


June 9-10:  

Venus enters Gemini on June 9.

Sun Opposition Jupiter at 18-19 Degrees of Gemini/Sagittarius.

International matters will be in the limelight when the Sun opposes Jupiter.  Diplomatic matters may be blown out of proportion (Jupiter) with each side wanting to fulfill their ego needs (Sun).  Venus in Gemini does help to smooth out conflicts.  Venus in Gemini is also an excellent time to press forward with ideas around boosting your income, especially as it relates to any form of communication or connection with others.


June 13-16:

Mars Trine Neptune at 18-19 Degrees Cancer/Pisces;

Mars Opposition Saturn at 18-19 Degrees Cancer/Capricorn;

Mercury Opposition Saturn at 18 Degrees Cancer/Capricorn.

Watch for conflicts around social, political and religious belief systems to heat up, which could express in personal and public power conflicts.  With Mercury opposing Saturn you (and others) will not be shy about expressing your ideas.  However, Saturn is not easily swayed by Mars’ aggressive stanch.  Mars trine Neptune can muddy the very issues that are being discussed.  Your arguments during this time period could be much less than rational.

The best way to weather this time is to simply keep your own counsel and to practice the art of listening.  That is really listening (Mercury), not half listening while you indulge in your own daydreams (Neptune).  Put these skills to use on Father’s Day on June 16th.  Family gatherings are often testing grounds for how well you are doing in your spiritual development.


June 17:   Full Moon at 26 Degrees Sagittarius/Gemini.

The Sagittarius full Moon amplifies the themes of idealism versus rational thought that we have seen all through the month.  Because full moons are always a time of heightened emotion, be aware of the pitfalls of discussing politics or religion.  Instead, take advantage of this optimistic energy to study a spiritual or uplifting text or story and/or to write your own uplifting story.

June 18-19:  

Mercury Opposes Pluto at 21-22 Degrees Cancer/Capricorn;

Mercury Conjunct Mars at 21-22 Degrees Cancer/Capricorn;

Mars Opposition Pluto at 21-22 Degrees Cancer/Capricorn.

You may be asking:  “Who turned up the stress dial?’  Mercury rules communication and connections of all kinds, while Pluto rules control and intensity.  Mars is the planet of action, aggression and forward movement.  As always, the aspects in question are a mixed bag.  Confrontations (especially with angry words) are the order of the day.  However, Mars conjunct Mercury opposing Pluto can bring unprecedented success and the ability to move forward despite seemingly overwhelming obstacles.

You can get the most use from this transit by watching your reactions to those people, places and things that seem to be holding you back.  Let your reactions go, and just move forward despite all of the surrounding hurdles.


Next Month

Solar eclipse on July 2 at 10 degrees Cancer. 

Lunar Eclipse on July 16 at 24 degrees Capricorn/Cancer.

Mercury turns retrograde on July 6.


As always, I will be offering a special rate on my astrology readings during the eclipse period from July 1 through July 31, 2019.  Treat yourself or a friend to an eclipse reading with a 15% discount off of a half-hour or one hour reading.  I will look at your transits, progressions and solar return (year ahead).  All readings are by telephone or online and payment is by Paypal.  Sign up here



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 are via telephone and online.  Payment is through Paypal. 

If You Enjoyed This Newsletter, Let Others Know.

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 or call me at (720) 362-3305. Ruby, 60 John, Carbondale, CO 81621, USA

Astrology Transits May 2019 – Calm and Focused

“Rushing into action, you fail.
Trying to grasp things, you lose them.
Forcing a project to completion,
you ruin what was almost ripe.

Therefore the Master takes action
by letting things take their course.
He remains as calm at the end
as at the beginning.
He has nothing,
thus has nothing to lose.

What he desires is non-desire;
what he learns is to unlearn.
He simply reminds people
of who they have always been.
He cares about nothing but the Tao.
Thus he can care for all things.    ―   Lao Tzu

The month of May emphasizes the sign of Taurus and the concepts of calmness, steadiness and determination. Taurus is a fixed earth sign ruled by the planet Venus. Ruling planet Venus adds an overlay of sensuousness, beauty and value to the Taurean energy. Venus also rules money, resources, security, your values and your own feeling of self-worth.

The month begins on an easy note with Mercury in Aries sextile Mars in Gemini in mutual reception. Mutual reception means that the planets are in each other’s signs. Both planets are strengthened by this aspect. The sextile aspect brings an ease to the actions of both planets. Put your plans into action to take advantage of this fleeting, but lovely energy.

May 1-3: Mercury at 21-24 Aries Square both Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn and Trine Jupiter at 23 Degrees Sagittarius.

The dominant energy here is the challenge (square) between the desire to act or speak out “right now” (Mercury in Aries) versus the need to take precautions (Saturn) and to retain your power and control (Pluto). The trine between Mercury and Jupiter tips the scale toward speaking and acting (Mercury) optimistically (Jupiter) and letting the pieces fall where they may.

Because Saturn, Pluto and Jupiter are all moving retrograde, you may find yourself going over old matters once again. You are apt to notice this particularly around communication matters, documents and agreements that were previously made.

Matters regarding travel and education are favored so long as you keep your wits about you and don’t proceed in a haphazard manner.

May 4: New Moon at 14 Degrees Taurus.

May 6: Mercury enters Taurus.

May 4-7: Mars Opposition Jupiter at 22-24 Degrees Gemini/Sagittarius.

These two planets will express as you being busy, busy, busy, with probably a little (or a lot) of impatience. Oppositions usually show up as someone else seeming to hold you back. Realize that your expectations could be unreasonable and over-the-top (Jupiter) and that you have a shorter fuse now than normal.

Rather than becoming irate, the more positive way to use this energy is to use it to propel you towards your desires. If you use it to move forward, you may be unstoppable.

May 6-10: Venus in Aries square Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn at 20-24 Degrees Aries/Capricorn.

This could be a rather challenging time, especially around relationship and financial matters (Venus). Power issues play a big role in the current dynamics (Pluto). Watch for heightened political and diplomatic tensions.

The Venus square Saturn and Venus square Pluto aspects will be felt most strongly by those of you with planets near 15-27 degrees of the Cardinal signs (Capricorn, Aries, Cancer and Libra).

May 10-14:  Sun trine Saturn and Sun Trine Pluto from 20 to 24 degrees of Taurus to Capricorn.

Use Sun trine Saturn and Pluto to tackle those nagging jobs that you never seem to get to. You can make significant progress under these trines.

May 14: Venus in Aries sextile to Mars in Gemini at 28 degrees.

A nice easy energy with lovely romantic overtones. Plan something special with your lover or romantic partner. Romantic sparks and sparkling conversation may surprise you.

May 15: Venus Enters Taurus. Venus loves being in Taurus as it is one of the signs that she rules. Venus in Taurus until June 8th is a great time to beautify your home, especially landscaping and outdoor cleanup. It is also a prime time to take a look at your finances and to solidify your financial plans for financial security.

May 16: Mars Enters Cancer; Mercury Trines Saturn at 20 Degrees Taurus/Capricorn.

This is another “home centered” planetary connection. Family and home matters are highlighted through July 2nd when Mars enters Leo. Be careful that family gatherings don’t amp up angry feelings during Mars’ transit of Cancer.

May 17: Mercury Trine Saturn and Pluto at 21-22 Degrees Taurus/Capricorn.

The energy today is especially auspicious for getting your financial life in order. It would be beneficial for setting up a Roth IRA, 401K or other retirement investment account. Business conversations are favored.

May 18: Full Moon at 27 Degrees Scorpio/Taurus. 

The first Full Moon in Taurus each year is an extra special Full Moon known as the Wesak Full Moon. It is the holiest day of the year for many Buddhists because it is believed that Buddha was born, enlightened, and died on the Wesak Full Moon. The Wesak Full Moon combines the wisdom of Buddha with the loving and compassionate energies of Jesus Christ. Thus, it brings together the spiritual teachings of the East and West through love and wisdom.

The Wesak Moon facilitates an outpouring of spiritual energy that revitalizes us and furthers our efforts to transform and regenerate and to promote the evolution of humanity and planet earth.

At the Full Moon, Mercury trines Pluto at 23 degrees Taurus/Capricorn and Venus conjuncts Uranus at 3 degrees Taurus. Mercury trine Pluto adds a layer of deep, soul connection and Venus conjunct Uranus urges you to honor and celebrate your very special uniqueness.

Use this powerful energy to tune into your connection to “All That Is” in an open and compassionate attitude of release.

May 21: Sun conjunct Mercury at Zero Degrees Gemini.

This may be the very best day of the year to rebirth and revitalize your thinking patterns as they relate to what you manifest in your life. Ask yourself:

  • What do I really believe?
  • Are those beliefs in tune with my actions?
  • How do I want to change my belief patterns during 2019?
  • Do my thinking patterns synch with what I wish to manifest in my life?

May 26: Sun Sextile Chiron at 5 Degrees Gemini/Aries. Use this energy to work with your woundedness. Insights that flow in now may surprise you.

Astrology Transits April 2019 – Energized and Active

Passion is energy.  Feel the power that comes from focusing on what excites you. — Ophrah Winfrey

April begins with a shift from dreamy and somewhat confused, to active and energetic. The Sun and Chiron in Aries are joined by the Moon on April 5 and Mercury is now moving direct. The first week in April is an opportune time for new beginnings, setting goals and actively moving forward toward manifesting those goals.

April 5: New Moon at 15 Degrees Aries. Though this is a great time to move confidently forward with plans, you do need to be careful not to rush headlong into anything. Assess the pros and cons before blindly and tempestuously acting. Aries energy can sometimes cause you to act before engaging your mind.

April 9: Jupiter Turns Retrograde at 24 Degrees Sagittarius. The transiting Moon squares Jupiter as Jupiter stations retrograde. Jupiter will remain in retrograde motion all summer, until August 12, 2019. This would be a good time to re-assess your hopes and wishes, and your goals for the future. Trim those ideas that were just wishful thinking and expand those ideas that have a good chance of manifesting. United States’ negotiations with foreign countries could become stalled.

April 10: Sun square Saturn at 20 Degrees Aries/Capricorn. The Sun square Saturn brings tests and challenges. You will feel restricted, overworked and bogged down in responsibilities. The best way through this energy is to keep your nose to the grindstone and try not to take other’s criticism to heart. Feelings of isolation, sadness and discouragement may bring depression. Just know that “this too shall pass” and that successfully getting through this challenging energy will be one more step toward eventual success and mastery.

At the same time, Venus conjuncts Neptune in Pisces. This is a lovely aspect that can help diffuse the tensions of Sun square Saturn. Take time to count your blessings and to meditate on the goodness in life.

April 13: Sun Square Pluto at 23 Degrees Aries/Capricorn. Your plans and ego needs meet a brick wall. Powerful people or authority figures can initiate a crisis or conflict. Because of the intensity of this transit, it is best to maintain your equilibrium and deal with any conflict as calmly as possible. The more you understand that the conflict is triggering your own deeply buried psychological issues, the easier it will be to move through this challenging time. Such understanding will let you emerge with a greater self-understanding and sense of inner power.

Because Pluto is also conjunct the South Node at this time, there is also a high probability that your reaction will be fueled by karmic connections to something that happened in a past life that is being replayed in this lifetime.

The Sun trine Jupiter on April 12 and 13 could add fuel to the fire or, alternatively, add a touch of humor to the highly-charged atmosphere. The best advice is to keep your head, see the humor in the situation and walk away from any power struggles.

April 14: Venus Sextile Pluto at 23 Degrees Pisces/Capricorn. Thank goodness, this Venus transit calms things down and lightens them up just a little.

April 17: Mercury enters Aries. Mercury in Aries brings the return of quick, clear thinking. Our thinking processes were cloudy and unreliable all through March. Mercury in Aries brings back the full command of our thinking processes.

April 19: Full Moon at 29 Degrees Libra/Aries. This is an interesting full Moon because it falls at the critical 29 degrees. A full Moon at 29 degrees of any sign would indicate a change in energy. It confirms that the unfocused energy of last month is finally gone. The focus is now on action and moving forward.

April 20: Sun Enters Taurus and Venus enters Aries. We get more “go power” with the entry of Venus into Aries. When the Sun enters Taurus, our thoughts turn to money, security and financial matters, while Venus in Aries ramps up the action. This is a good time to take steps to further your financial/security profile.

The energy slows down at the end of the month when Pluto, and then Saturn, move into retrograde motion in Capricorn.

April 24: Pluto Stations Retrograde at 23 Degrees Capricorn until October 4, 2019. You may not feel the energy of Pluto retrograde in your day-to-day life. However, because Pluto rules deep transformation of your hidden fears and traumas, you may find that you are digging deeper into your psychological life to find answers.

April 29: Saturn Stations retrograde at 20 Degrees Capricorn until September 19, 2019. Saturn retrograde can make you feel frustrated, burdened, fearful and discouraged. Saturn retrograde can be a blessing if you use this time to take responsibility, carefully plan and do the required work. Look at it as a way to take more time to get rid of outdated, unproductive habits. One thing is for sure, as much as Saturn is a taskmaster, it also rewards your honest efforts.

We do not feel the effects of Jupiter, Saturn and Pluto retrograde as actively in our everyday life as we feel retrogrades of the faster-moving planets. The effects are there, but the action is not as visible as it would be during a Mercury, Venus or Mars retrograde. However, because Jupiter and Saturn rules business, there will very likely be a slow down in business matters.

Astrology Transits March 2019 – Creativity & Spirituality

I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free — Michelangelo

The Sun in Pisces quietly ushers in a more contemplative, spiritual, dreamy, artistic quality.  Creativity, imagination and intuition are at an all-time high.  After the conflicts and dramas of the last two months this shift is felt as either a welcome relief or as disorienting and confusing; probably both.  Indeed, Pisces and its ruler, Neptune, are often regarded as harbingers of confusion, delusion and illusion.  The flip side is that Pisces and Neptune bring high spiritual gifts, amazing insights, creativity and the gift of brilliant imagination.

The Piscean energy is being played out through the background of a sextile from Neptune in Pisces to Saturn in Capricorn.  Saturn’s energy could not be more different than Neptune’s energy.  Capricorn represents definition, limitation, structure and practical endeavors, while Neptune in Pisces is all about dreams, visions and the blurring of boundaries.  All through the year 2019 we are tasked to balance these conflicting energies.  The more we can do so, the more productive the year will be.

March 1: Venus square Uranus 29 Degrees Capricorn/Aries. Venus square Uranus is a crazy quilt of energy.  Uranus brings us creative, erratic and unexpected energy, while Venus is beauty, value and all relationship matters.  You may feel total confusion around those you are in relationship with.  Or, alternatively, you may be questioning everything you thought you knew about those in your life.  Questions such as, “Now why did they do that?” or “What did they mean by what they just said?”  Luckily, Venus moves into Pisces later in the day, when it enters Aquarius.

March 5:  Mercury Retrograde at 29 degrees Pisces.Mercury moves in apparent backward motion in Pisces until March 28.  Retrograde planets give us time to review, revise and repair.  Be wary of fuzzy thinking and lack of discernment during Mercury retrograde in Pisces.  As always, you would be wise to back up your computer and to make sure your computer virus protection is up-to-date.  Once Mercury moves forward after March 28, it will be time to move forward with your revised plans, especially plans associated with communication, ideas or connection. 

March 6:  Pisces New Moon Conjunct Neptune.  New Moons are always an opportune time to start something new or to move forward with revised plans. With such an abundance of Piscean energy, you would be advised to wait to attend to practical matters.  This Moon is much more suited to engaging in something Neptunian.  There has never been a better time to dream, dance, envision, or to paint, sing, pray or meditate.  A trip to the ocean or sitting by a mountain stream would be an ideal way to use the Piscean/lunar/Neptunian energy.  The veils to other realms are parted, so pay attention to messages from your mind, body or soul and, indeed, from other realms.  Those of you who have lost loved ones and/or pets may find symbols of connection from your departed loved one at this time. Because this is such a moist and watery Moon, flooding and unexpected water events could be in the news. 

March 6: Uranus enters Taurus.  Uranus was in Taurus from May to December of last year before it retrograded back into Aries. Uranus always radiates giant cosmic waves when it interacts with another planet or point in the Zodiac.  Uranus’ re-entry into Taurus promises to shake up and create unexpected changes around earthy things (Taurus) and earth-centered technology.  When Uranus was in Taurus last summer, we experienced massive volcanic eruptions, earthquakes and fires (Uranus plus Mars).  Uranus is a wild card so it is hard to know exactly what will happen, but one thing is certain, it will bring chaotic, out-of-the-blue changes.  Think back to what happened last summer to get a preview of how it will work in your life when it moves through Taurus until 2026.  In addition, Uranus has a strong connection to freedom and revolution.  It will have the most effect for those of you who have personal planets in the fixed signs (Taurus, Leo, Scorpio and Uranus).  The fixed signs will be ready to make strong, freedom-oriented changes in their life during the next six years.

March 14-19: Mars in Taurus Trine Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn.  You could get a burst of energy (Mars) enabling you to move forward in a significant way.  Progress will require hard work (Saturn) and deep commitment (Pluto) to your goals.  The earthy Taurus/Capricorn energy is especially good for monetary progress in business and career matters.

March 20:  Full Libra Supermoon at Zero Degrees Libra/Aries.  This Libra Supermoon is all about relationships.  It throws a spotlight on your “I Am” (Aries) versus your relationships (Libra).  Are you able to meet your own needs while in a relationship?  How far will you go to maintain an unfair (Libra) relationship?  Or, are you not giving enough time and effort to your close relationships?  If there is a lot of relationship conflict in your life now, consider the fact that it could mirror your own inner disconnect.  Three of the remaining eclipses of 2019 will fall in Cancer, which light up the relationship issues shown by this Libra full supermoon.

The Libra Supermoon occurs at the same time as the Spring Equinox.  It marks the beginning of the astrological new year and the beginning of spring.  The word “equinox” comes from the Latin word for equal night.  The Sun in Aries is conjunct Chiron at this equinox/full moon.  It emphasizes the opposing pull of yin/yang, light/dark and feminine/masculine energies.  Chiron, known as the “wounded healer” promises healing through the use of wisdom and maturity to heal our divisions.  Chiron in Aries, the sign of action and warrior energy, asks us to take action where needed to bring about healing of out-of-kilter situations.  I find it extremely profound that this Chiron in Aries energy is connected to the Libra/Aries Supermoon.  It portends the possibility, and the extreme need, to balance our need for relationship (Libra) with our need for self-projection (Aries).

March 27:  Mercury Stations Direct Conjunct Neptune at 16 Degrees Pisces.  This is another strong Piscean aspect.  Not the best day for clear thought, but another great day to pay attention to spirits, angels, intuitive insights and experiences of deja vu.

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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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.

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