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Astrology Transits October 2023–Balance & Reflection

As we look deeply within, we understand our perfect balance. There is no fear of the cycle of birth, life and death. For when you stand in the present moment, you are timeless — Rodney Yee

Out of clutter, find simplicity. From disorder, find harmony. In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity. — Albert Einstein

I put two quotes up this month, because both seem to fit the current energy. I don’t remember a time when we have had so much uncertainty and unexpected events seem to happen out of the blue. The Sun is in Libra until October 23. Libra is ruled by Venus, the planet of love, so there is the desire and the energy to embrace others, make peace and tune into the equilibrium of the cosmos.

However, simultaneous with the peaceful Libra energy is the fiery energy of Mars in Libra, Uranus in Taurus and Pluto retrograde in Capricorn, with two eclipses. That is enough to stir things up. Mars calls for action, Uranus stirs things up and breaks chains and Pluto wants total control and/or transformation. My advice for this month is to create a web of peace, beauty and harmony around yourself (Libra). Then when the disruptive energy of Mars, Uranus and Pluto becomes strong from time to time, you have a place of calm, harmony and simplicity to retreat to. However, for maximum spiritual growth, let yourself be open to the transformative message of Pluto, Scorpio and the solar and lunar eclipses.

For everyone with planets near 27 degrees Libra, Capricorn, Aries or Cancer, remember that everything in your life is up for review. The more you can transform what is no longer working the easier and more beneficial these challenging transits will be.

October 1: Mars Quincunx Uranus at 23 Degrees Libra/Taurus. Mars is the planet of action. It allows us to be assertive, action-oriented and direct. Uranus wants us to express ourselves authentically and to honor our individuality. The quincunx aspect brings a disconnect between the two. Mars in Libra quincunx Uranus creates a sense of frustration and impatience. Rather than letting yourself become impulsive and irritated, use Mars quincunx Uranus to generate new ideas, and to break through obstacles in innovative ways.

October 3: Venus Quincunx Neptune at 26 Degrees Leo/Pisces. Pull back from actively making decisions when Venus is quincunx Neptune. Venus in Leo will push you to put yourself front and center, while Neptune wants to withdraw from the world. Use this energy to watch an inspirational film or to have an at-home spa day.

October 4: Mercury Enters Libra. Mercury in Libra begins a more social time. Relationship matters are highlighted. Diplomacy and compromise should come a little easier now.

October 6: Venus Quincunx Pluto at 28 Degrees Leo/Capricorn. Venus quincunx Pluto brings intense interactions with others. An adjustment (quincunx) needs to be made between your ego needs (Venus in Leo) and someone else’s need to control (Pluto). Tread lightly now.

October 7: Sun Quincunx Jupiter at 14 Degrees Libra/Taurus. With both the Sun and Jupiter in Venus-ruled signs, Jupiter’s natural optimism helps smooth over any rough spots today. Since everyone will be feeling more optimistic, you can make headway in negotiations.

October 8: Venus Enters Virgo. Venus in Virgo until November 8 brings a certain amount of discernment to everyday matters relating to money saving and spending, relationship issues and organizational issues. This is also a good time to organize your house or garage and to get rid of the clutter.

October 10:  Venus Opposition Saturn at 1 Degrees Virgo/Pisces. You may be torn between pleasure (Venus) and duty (Saturn) when Venus is opposition Saturn. Be wary of engaging in a “pity party” or feelings of unworthiness. Instead, this aspect is wonderful for tackling jobs you have pushed aside and just doing them. You will feel an enhanced sense of accomplishment when the job is complete.

October 11: Sun Opposition Chiron at 17 Degrees Libra/Aries and Venus at 2 Degrees Virgo Sesiquiquadrate Chiron at 17 Degrees Aries. With both the Sun and Venus making an aspect to Chiron, you may find yourself going down memory lane. As you do so, give yourself permission to let go of painful, unhelpful associations. Insights you gain now will help you heal and move on.

October 12-13: Mars Enters Scorpio and Trines Saturn at 1 Degree Scorpio/Pisces. Mars in Scorpio trine Saturn calls for discipline and endurance. You may have erratic bursts of energy that just wear you out. Its much better to focus your energy in a steady, attentive way. You can accomplish a lot by doing so.

October 14: New Moon Solar Eclipse at 21 Libra. Eclipse quincunx Uranus at 22 Degrees Taurus and Opposition North Node at 25 Degrees Aries. The New Moon Solar Eclipse in Libra is about new beginnings and about relationship, partnership, advisors and even contract negotiations. The Sun and Moon are in an adjustment aspect with Uranus, which in itself is a harbinger of change. Eclipses shake things up, as does Uranus. Ask yourself: “What has become stagnant in my life? How can I breathe new life and excitement into outworn ideas, places and things.

The Libra Solar Eclipse is in opposition to the North Node in Aries. Ask yourself whether you are “going along to get along.” This Solar Eclipse in Libra is about finding harmony between your passive, peace loving side and your fiery warrior side. Libra energy always brings this dynamic to the forefront to be looked at again and again.

October 20: Sun and Mercury Square Pluto at 27 Degrees Libra/Capricorn. Those of you with the Sun or other planets between 22 degrees of the cardinal signs (Libra, Capricorn, Aries and Cancer) and 2 degrees of the fixed signs (Scorpio, Aquarius, Taurus and Leo) will feel this square the most. In fact, since Pluto has hovered around 27 degrees of Capricorn for at least two years, you have felt the energy every time a planet transits over Pluto. Pluto calls for extreme transformation. When the Sun transits Pluto you are urged to consider making deep changes. Look to the house where your Sun and Moon fall to understand the area of your life that needs to change.

Under Mercury square Pluto, keep an open mind, let the other person speak and try to learn from the other person’s viewpoint. Power plays and ego trips can come out of the blue when the Sun and Mercury are square Pluto.

October 22: Mercury Enters Scorpio and Trines Saturn at Zero Degrees Scorpio. Planets are emboldened and are stronger when at zero degrees of any sign. Your powers of concentration are enhanced under Mercury trine Saturn. Mercury can sometimes cause scattered thoughts. However, when Mercury is trine Saturn you are able to focus deeply for maximum results.

October 22: Venus Trine Jupiter at 12 Degrees Virgo/Taurus. Venus at 12 Degrees Virgo Sesquiquadrate Pluto at 28 Degrees Capricorn. Venus trine Jupiter is one of those sweetheart transits that help to even out the more challenging energy. Combine that with Venus Sesquiquadrate Pluto, which feels a little intense, and you have a day with positive high energy with a few blips along the way. It’s mostly beneficial – enjoy!

October 23: Sun Enters Scorpio. The energy changes dramatically, when the Sun leaves Libra and enters Scorpio. The Scorpio energy provides a higher level of intensity and individual courage is enhanced. Scorpio is known for mystery and introspection with the ability to dig below the surface and show the flaws. Use this time to bring your subconscious desires to the surface for manifestation.

October 24: Sun Trine Saturn at 1 Degree Scorpio/Pisces. Saturn brings rewards for hard work, responsibility and discipline. Now is one of those times when you can set realistic and achievable goals that have a good chance of manifestation. Put in a little extra effort now to reap your rewards for past efforts.

October 28: Full Moon Partial Eclipse at 5 Degrees Taurus. Mercury Conjunct Mars and Mercury and Mars Opposition Jupiter at 11 Degrees Scorpio/Taurus. This eclipse is the last one in a series of eclipses that occur on the Taurus/Scorpio axis. This eclipse will unearth any feelings of discontent around money and security (Taurus) and bring out deep hidden fears (Scorpio). Though that doesn’t sound so great, it actually is a perfect time to get in touch with your security needs and to more deeply understand your hidden motivations around money and security.

October 31: Venus Trine Uranus at 21 Degrees Virgo/Taurus. Some exciting and unexpected news or events can happen when Venus is trine Uranus. If you like to gamble a wee bit, buy a few lottery tickets. Just remember that Uranus is a wild card, so nothing is for sure.

Moon Movement During October 2023: Note: Dates given are for New York City, NY. The time of the Moon’s movement into a sign will vary depending on where you live.

October 1:        Moon in Taurus

October 3:        Moon enters Gemini

October 5:        Moon enters Cancer

October 7:        Moon enters Leo

October 10:      Moon enters Virgo

October 12:      Moon enters Libra

October 14:      New Moon Annular Solar Eclipse at 21 Degrees Libra

October 15:      Moon enters Scorpio

October 17:      Moon enters Sagittarius

October 19:      Moon enters Capricorn

October 22:      Moon enters Aquarius

October 24:      Moon enters Pisces

October 26:      Moon enters Aries

October 28:      Moon enters Taurus


STAY TUNED FOR UPCOMING ASTROLOGY CLASSES.-  I plan to teach two classes some time in the fall:

  • a beginning astrology class and
  • an intermediate astrology class where we can get together and learn new techniques, while also practicing reading charts.

Uranus would love to have you participate, since Uranus rules astrology.  Reserve your spot by emailing me at


I am still doing astrology readings by telephone or Zoom. My readings consist of transits, progressions, solar arc directions and solar return (year ahead) in relation to your birth chart. One-hour readings are $160 and half-hour readings are $80. Readings are recorded and payment is by PayPal, Square or Venmo. Send an email to to schedule your reading.

Astrology Transits September 2023 – Harvest

“What are you planting today to harvest tomorrow?”— Lailah Gifty Akita

There is often a feeling of melancholy when the Sun moves into Virgo. The days are gradually become shorter and shorter and our attention turns to all those tasks, connections and communications unsaid or not completed during the summer. It is time for the harvest, both literally and figuratively. Now is an opportune time to review the last four months. Give yourself credit for what has been accomplished and make plans for the next four months.

Four planets change motion between August 23 and September 16. Mercury and Uranus retrograde indicate that things may not turn out exactly as expected. Clear communication is needed (Mercury retrograde) as is the ability to go with the flow (Uranus retrograde). Events are changeable and not easily controlled. Uranus brings surprises, inspiration and breakthroughs. Tune into the positive energy by letting go of fixed ideas and controlling tendencies. Here is a quick summary of the retrograde planets from May 11 until the end of January 2024.

  • Venus Retrograde: From July 23 to September 4.
  • Mercury Retrograde: From August 24 to September 16.
  • Pluto Retrograde: From May 11 to October 22.
  • Saturn Retrograde: From June 18 to November 4.
  • Uranus Retrograde From August 30 to January 28, 2024
  • Neptune Retrograde: From July 1 to December 6.
  • Jupiter Retrograde: From September 5 to December 31.


August 30: Uranus Turns Retrograde at 23 Degrees Taurus. Uranus is retrograde in Taurus until January 28, 2004. Planets move closer to the Sun when retrograde so their effects become stronger. Uranus is the planet of change and sudden reversals. The stock market has fluctuated wildly with Uranus in Taurus. Such stock market swings may intensify when Uranus is retrograde. It is best not to panic on downturns or become overly optimistic on upturns. It’s just Uranus doing its thing.


September 1: Mars Quincunx Saturn at 3 Degrees Libra/Pisces. Adjustments must be made when a planet is in a quincunx aspect. Mars quincunx Saturn is perhaps more challenging than most quincunx aspects. Mars wants action and it wants it now. Saturn wants to use a slower, more conservative, more thought-out approach. When the signs of Libra and Pisces are involved, it is even more problematic. Libra has a hard time making decisions. Pisces often doesn’t know why a decision has to be made at all. Put off major decisions until after September 4, when Mercury trine Jupiter makes decision making much easier.


September 4: Mercury Trine Jupiter at 15 Degrees Virgo/Taurus. Words flow and optimism is high when Mercury is trine Jupiter. Mercury trine Jupiter is especially conductive to handling money and business communication.


September 4: Venus Turns Direct at 12 Degrees Leo. Venus direct in Leo is a signal to move ahead with relationship and financial matters (Venus). However, if you happen to be in a challenging relationship,, practice self-love when making such relationship decisions; especially if you have been sacrificing yourself to keep the relationship going.


September 5: Jupiter Turns Retrograde at 15 Degrees Taurus. Jupiter is retrograde in Taurus until January 1, 2024. Use Jupiter retrograde in Taurus to reflect on your values, goals and relationships. Ask yourself: “Am I living my life in a way that aligns with my core values?” “What role does money and security play in my life?”

Because Uranus is also transiting retrograde in Taurus, there may be more fluctuations in money and relationship matters than usual. Use this time to put yourself on a secure financial foundation (Taurus). The fixed signs (Taurus, Leo, Scorpio and Aquarius) will especially feel this energy.


September 8: Sun Trine Jupiter at 15 Degrees Virgo/Taurus. Sun trine Jupiter brings a short-lived, but welcome, sense of feeling good about yourself, optimism, and harmony. Because Sun and Jupiter are both in earth signs there is an added bonus of feeling grounded. Enjoy.


September 8: Mars at 7 Libra Sesiquiquadrate Uranus at 23 Degrees Taurus. Be careful of accidents, confrontational people and generally an unexpected atmosphere of chaos, anger, tension and ego conflicts. Use this aspect positively by taking steps to liberate yourself from unwanted conditions. Those of you with planets in Leo, Scorpio, Aquarius and Taurus will feel this energy the most.


September 14:  New Moon at 22 Degrees Virgo. Sun and Moon (New Moon) Trine Uranus at 22 Degrees Taurus. The New Moon in Virgo Trine Uranus is right in step with this month’s “Harvest” theme. Look back over the summer and see where adjustments need to be made (quincunx aspects). Set your intentions for the month, and even the year, and release them into the ethers. Retrograde Jupiter and Uranus in a wide conjunction trine the New Moon urges you to: “Let go and trust.” Jupiter brings abundance and Uranus brings sudden breakthroughs. Your wishes can manifest when the time is right.

September 15: Sun Trine Uranus at 22 Degrees Virgo/Taurus. Try something new and get moving when the Sun is trine Uranus. A general feeling of restlessness abounds, which requires action and expanding your outlook and horizons. This would be an excellent time to take up a new study that challenges your mind and fixed ideas. Stay tuned for more information on a Zoom astrology class that I am putting together.


September 16: Mercury Turns Direct. We all breathe a sigh of relief when Mercury turns direct. Time to take action on all those things you wanted to do when Mercury was retrograde.


September 17: Venus Square Jupiter at 15 Degrees Leo/Taurus.  Venus square Jupiter is traditionally a transit of expansion, optimism and general well -being. Relationships are easier now, and finances improve. Avoid overspending when Venus is square Jupiter.


September 19: Sun Opposition Neptune at 26 Degrees Virgo/Pisces. Pluto at 27 degrees Capricorn. It’s best not to engage in important conversations now. Mercury is still in its retrograde direct shadow period and confusion and delusion reign when the Sun is opposition Neptune. Pluto trine the Sun brings out aggression and the need to control. Instead, engage in deep introspection (Pluto) and spiritual clearing practices (Neptune).


September 19: Mars Quincunx Jupiter at 15 Degrees Libra/Taurus. Mars quincunx Jupiter spells frustration. Mars is screaming that it wants action and it wants it now. It may show a fit of anger in the process. Jupiter expands whatever it touches, so it is only adding fuel to the flame. Planets in quincunx aspect cannot see or hear each other so it becomes challenging to resolve conflicts.


September 21: Sun Trine Pluto at 28 Degrees Virgo/Capricorn.  Sun trine Pluto in earth signs is excellent for accomplishment. You are motivated, focused and grounded.


September 23: Sun Enters Libra. The overall focus is now on relationship matters and the need for more balance in your life.


September 24: Sun Quincunx Saturn at 1 Degrees Libra/Pisces. When the Sun is quincunx Saturn, the challenge is to make an adjustment (quincunx) regarding your ego needs (Sun) and your tendency to denigrate and unfairly criticize yourself (Saturn). We all tend to criticize ourselves more when the Sun is in Libra. Instead, acknowledge your faults, but show compassion and love for yourself.


September 25: Mercury Trine Jupiter at 14 Degrees Virgo/Jupiter. I love how the planets mix the challenging energy with the easy, “coasting” energy. Mercury trine Jupiter is one of those coasting aspects where communication (Mercury) flows easily (trine with Jupiter) and a general feeling of optimism and well-being abounds (Jupiter). Retrograde Jupiter asks us to transmute past fears and worries into a more positive vibe.


September 27: Mercury Quincunx Chiron at 18 Degrees Virgo/Aries. Old wounds come up for examination when Mercury is quincunx Chiron. Today can bring painful events and worries into focus. Be kind to yourself and others.


September 29: Full Moon at 6 Degrees Aries.  This Full Moon in Aries in opposition to the Sun in Libra speaks to partnership and relationship matters. Ask yourself: “Who am I in relationship to others in my life?” “How can I find a balance between my needs and the needs of others?”

Venus square Uranus brings a need for freedom, excitement and change, which can lead to problems in romantic relationships. Instead, Find something new and exciting to do. Or learn about some weird or unusual phenomena (UFOs, Sasquatch, astrology, dowsing?).  Enjoy experimenting with new clothing styles and colors. Venus square Uranus is excellent for updating and refreshing your image.

September 30:  Mercury Trine Uranus at 22 Degrees Virgo/Taurus. Restlessness and a need for mental stimulation are hallmarks of Mercury trine Uranus. Read a book that requires thought about an unusual subject or watch a mind-expanding documentary.


STAY TUNED FOR UPCOMING ASTROLOGY CLASSES.-  I plan to teach two classes some time in the fall:

  • a beginning astrology class and
  • an intermediate astrology class where we can get together and learn new techniques, while also practicing reading charts.

Uranus would love to have you participate, since Uranus rules astrology.


Moon Movement During September 2023: Note: Dates given are for New York City, NY. The time of the Moon’s movement into a sign will vary depending on where you live.


September 1:    Moon enters Aries

September 3:    Moon enters Taurus

September 5:    Moon enters Gemini

September 8:    Moon enters Cancer

September 10:  Moon enters Leo

September 13:  Moon enters Virgo

September 14:  New Moon at 21 Degrees 58 Minutes Virgo

September 15:  Moon enters Libra

September 18:  Moon enters Scorpio

September 20:  Moon enters Sagittarius

September 22:  Moon enters Capricorn

September 24:  Moon enters Aquarius

September 26:  Moon enters Pisces

September 28:  Moon enters Aries

September 29:  Full Moon at 6 Degrees 0 Minutes Aries

September 30:  Moon enters Taurus



I am still doing astrology readings by telephone or Zoom. My readings consist of transits, progressions, solar arc directions and solar return (year ahead) in relation to your birth chart. One-hour readings are $160 and half-hour readings are $80. Readings are recorded and payment is by PayPal, Square or Venmo. Send an email to to schedule your reading.


Astrology Transits August 2023 – Individuality



We do not “come into” this world; we come out of it, as leaves from a tree. As the ocean “waves,” the universe “peoples.” Every individual is an expression of the whole realm of nature, a unique action of the total universe. — Alan Watts

The key word is “unique.’ Leo is the sign of individuality, while its opposite sign Aquarius is charged with maintaining individuality within the context of the group. As the planets move through the sign of Leo, think of ways you can express what is special and unique about yourself. There is no one exactly like you in the entire world. Spend some time honoring yourself.

Some things to contemplate this month:

  • How can I allow myself to express more confidence?
  • How can I allow more joy into my life?
  • Am I willing to let myself shine?
  • How can I allow more fun and creativity into my life?

This month, let your inner child out to play!

August 1: Full Moon at 9 Degrees Aquarius. The Full Moon in Aquarius occurs when the Aquarius Moon is in opposition to the Leo Sun. It speaks to the need for personal freedom and to balancing the needs of the group with your own personal needs. The Leo Sun wants to be seen as a unique individual who is distinctive and special. The Aquarian Moon wants to be part of a group dynamic and enjoys the concepts of teamwork and collaboration.

Ask yourself: Am I able to work with others to accomplish a common goal without sacrificing my individuality?

August 6: Sun Square Jupiter at 14 Degrees Leo/Taurus. Sun square Jupiter brings a feeling of expansion, confidence and optimism. Use this helpful aspect to expand your horizon. Think big, but realistically, when the Sun is square Jupiter.

August 9: Mercury Trine Jupiter at 14 Degrees Virgo/Taurus.  This short-lived transit is superb for making expansive plans and for a general feeling of optimism.

August 9: Venus Square Uranus at 22 Degrees Leo/Taurus. Venus square Uranus aims to shake things up, especially in the relationship and financial realms. An exciting, new person or project could enter your life, but the outcome is unpredictable. Similarly, there could be changes regarding something or someone who is no longer relevant to your life. Go with the flow and enjoy the feeling of expectation.

August 12-13:  Sun Conjunct Venus at 19 Degrees Leo, Trine Chiron at 19 Degrees Aries. Sun conjunct Venus is a splendid aspect for matters relating to love and money. Venus is the planet of manifestation and blessings received. The Sun is our forward moving identity. Together they can bring manifestation of your most cherished desires.

The Sun trine Chiron is wonderful for letting go of old, hurtful feelings regarding past relationships. If you are estranged from someone, this could be a good time to extend the proverbial olive branch to heal the relationship.

August 15-16: Sun Square Uranus at 23 Degrees Leo/Taurus and Mars Trine Uranus at 23 Degrees Virgo/Taurus. There is lots of excitement, innovation and breakthroughs with Sun square Uranus. Mars square Uranus can bring the same, but with a touch of irritation and/or impatience added to the mix. We will all be more accident prone when Mars is square Uranus, so double check your driving habits and pay attention to your surroundings when out and about.

August 16: New Moon at 23 Degrees Leo.  Celebrate yourself when the New Moon is in Leo. Let your fiery side show, fearlessly pull out all the stops and go for what you want. Though Leo Moon and Sun signs will be affected by this Leo New Moon the most, other signs can benefit by confidently pursuing their dreams. Each New Moon resets the energy of the past 28 days. Ask yourself: “What do I want to start or manifest between this New Moon and the next New Moon in Virgo on September 14?” The Virgo New Moon will help you put the framework and structure behind anything that you start now. Let your self play, have fun and be creative.

August 20: Sun Quincunx Neptune at 27 Degrees Leo/Pisces. Things can be a little confusing and foggy under Sun quincunx Neptune. Quincunx aspects require adjustments. Ask yourself: “What am I trying to create that needs to be fine-tuned before it is ready for unveiling.” The good news is that both the Sun in Leo and Neptune in Pisces are associated with a high degree of creativity.

August 21: Sun Quincunx Pluto at 28 Degrees Leo/Capricorn. Sun quincunx Pluto can bring out a mini-crisis around power issues with others. Be wary of trying to control or manipulate others. At the same time, it is important to not give away your power because of others’ reactions. Stay grounded in your own understanding of your innate self-worth, rather than letting ego needs dominate.

August 22: Venus Square Jupiter at 15 Degrees Leo/Taurus.  Retrograde Venus squares Jupiter until September 3, 2023, so this is an ideal time to have fun. You are feeling optimistic, light-hearted and friendly now, but not as inclined towards hard work. It would be a good time to take a summer vacation. Be careful of overeating and overspending under this transit.

August 23: Sun Enters Virgo. 

August 24: Mercury Retrograde at 21 Degrees Virgo. Mercury retrograde in Virgo until September 16 is an excellent time to reorganize and straighten out your office and files.

August 24: Mars Trine Pluto at 28 Degrees Virgo/Capricorn. No obstacle is too big when Mars is trine Pluto. It’s a little like “when the immovable object hits the unstoppable force.” Your will power is at an all-time high and so is your energy. Use Mars trine Pluto for accomplishing hard tasks, but beware of pushing others and of over-doing, over-reacting and over everything. Actions taken now will produce results.

August 27: Mars Enters Libra. Mars will be in Libra through October 11. Mars is uncomfortable in Libra. Mars likes to push through at all costs and to act, act, act. When in Libra, its energy is tempered by Libra’s need for balance, diplomacy and justice. This tempering is beneficial in some ways, though it can lead to indecision and the inability to move past obstacles. Libra Sun, Moon and Ascendant signs may feel more anger and impatience than usual.

August 28: Mars at 0 Degrees Libra Sesiquiquadrate Jupiter at 15 Degrees Taurus. On August 28 Mars Sesiquiquadrate Jupiter cautions you to avoid conflict as your fighting spirit is strong. Jupiter in Taurus (conjunct Uranus) can bring fixity and unpredictable reactions. Instead, direct your energy into positive endeavors with a cooperative spirit. Shared, cooperative actions have power when Mars is in Libra. Jupiter expands that energy

August 28: Uranus Retrograde at 23 Degrees Taurus. Uranus is retrograde in Taurus until January 24, 2024. Uranus retrograde gives us a respite from the chaotic pace of movement around us. Uranus in Taurus has opened our minds to new ways of thinking about our values, money, love and security. When Uranus slows down and moves backwards, we can take a deep breathe and focus on the good that the upsets of Uranus in Taurus has manifested. Use Uranus retrograde to tune into the brilliance and insights given to us by Uranus. Ask yourself: How should I change my life to be more authentic and to more fully express my true values.

August 30: Full Moon at 7 Degrees Pisces. Mercury Quincunx Chiron at 19 Degrees Virgo/Aries. The Pisces Full Moon is a time of magic, mysticism and connection to all that is. Use this time to daydream, meditate and to get in touch with your inner knowing. This Pisces Full Moon is conjunct Saturn, adding a sense of grounding and reality, which can only help you achieve your desires. The Full Moon is superb for fantasizing about what you want and then using no-nonsense Saturn to help you achieve your desires. Mercury Quincunx Chron calls for an adjustment in your thinking patterns. Are your thoughts making you sick. If so, make adjustments and Mercury quincunx Chiron can open up new pathways to healing.

Moon Movement During August 2023: Note: Dates given are for New York City, NY. The time of the Moon’s movement into a sign will vary depending on where you live.

August 1:     Moon in Aquarius

August 1:     Full Moon at 9 Degrees Aquarius at 2:31 pm

August 2:     Moon enters Pisces

August 4:     Moon enters Aries

August 7:     Moon enters Taurus

August 9:     Moon enters Gemini

August 11:   Moon enters Cancer

August 14:   Moon enters Leo

August 16:   New Moon at 23 Degrees Leo at 5:37 am

August 16:   Moon enters Virgo

August 19:   Moon enters Libra

August 21:   Moon enters Scorpio

August 24:   Moon enters Sagittarius

August 26:   Moon enters Capricorn

August 28:   Moon enters Aquarius

August 30:   Moon enters Pisces

August 30:   Full Moon at 7 Degrees Pisces at 7:55 pm



I am still doing astrology readings by telephone or Zoom. My readings consist of transits, progressions, solar arc directions and solar return (year ahead) in relation to your birth chart. One-hour readings are $160 and half-hour readings are $80. Readings are recorded and payment is by PayPal, Square or Venmo. Send an email to to schedule your reading.


Astrology Transits July 2023 – Nurture

“The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other’s life.” – Richard Bach

When the Sun moved into the sign of Cancer on June 21st (until July 23rd), everything pertaining to family came into focus. Its time to consider the words “nurture” and “family” and what they mean to you. The dictionary defines “nurture” as “the process of caring for and encouraging the growth or development of someone or something.” Nurturing other people, plants and animals brings us closer to our heart center. Doing so softens your heart and puts you more in touch with the “all that is.” As you go through the month, pay attention to who and what you nurture and try to expand your nurturing horizons.

Also spend some time contemplating “family” and consider expanding your understanding of “family” from not only your birth family, but to others in your life who are always there for you.


June 30: Neptune Stations Retrograde at 28 Degrees Pisces. Neptune, the planet of illusions, dreams and fantasies tends to dissolve, confuse and bring us closer to our subconscious mind. Because of this, you may be feeling a little more tired until Neptune resumes forward motion on December 6, 2023. Give yourself permission to withdraw and recharge when needed.

Retrograde Neptune is working to dissolve and rebuild your inner landscape by bringing subconscious blind spots and motives to the surface. Watch out for escapist tendencies and addictions as a way to escape your emotional vulnerabilities. The highest and best use of Retrograde Neptune is to meditate, spend time on creative and imaginative hobbies and to tune into and expand your intuitive abilities.


July 1: Sun Conjunct Mercury at 9 Degrees Cancer; Sun and Mercury Sextile Jupiter at 9 Degrees Cancer/Taurus. Whenever planets are conjunct, the two planets should be read as a pair. They are inseparable from one another. So, we have Sun conjunct Mercury and Sun and Mercury sextile Jupiter. It is a fun, sunny, expansive time. Mercury brings ease in communications and writing. The Sun glows under Jupiter’s optimism and you are able to express yourself easily and confidently. Enjoy!


July 2: Venus Square Uranus at 22 Degrees Leo/Taurus. Relationship and money matters are unsettled under Venus square Uranus. An unexpected opportunity may appear out of the blue requiring you to make a quick decision. Because matters are so unpredictable now, it is best to just go with the flow and enjoy what is. If you are in a relationship, you may feel a little “hemmed in” or claustrophobic right now. Don’t worry, this aspect won’t last long. Just go with the flow and enjoy what is.


July 3: Full Moon at 11 Degrees 18 Minutes Capricorn. Neptune Sesiquiquadrate Venus at 27 Degrees Pisces 22 Degrees Leo. The Capricorn Full Moon is opposing the Sun in Cancer. Pluto square the Nodes could bring a long wished for goal to fruition.

This is a good time to tune into your relationship with authority and authority figures. It would also be a great opportunity to look at your work/life balance. Ask yourself:

  • Am I spending too much time and effort on work matters and not enough time on family matters? Or vice versa?
  • What is my relationship to authority and authority figures? Do I resent authority and, if so, why?
  • Am I comfortable being my own authority?
  • What is really, really important to me in my life?
  • Am I willing to listen to my heart to bring about a better work/life balance.


July 6-7: Mars Quincunx Neptune at 27 Degrees Leo/Pisces. Mercury Sesiquiquadrate Saturn. Mars quincunx Neptune unleashes an internal struggle between wanting to take action and putting yourself forward, versus wanting to pull back from the world. The answer lies in working with and blending the two energies.


July 10: Mercury Opposition Pluto at 29 Degrees Cancer/Capricorn. Proceed with caution. Keep an open mind and avoid confrontations under this intense Mercury Opposition Pluto transit. Paranoia, troubled and passive-aggressive thoughts and actions are common under this challenging planetary connection.


July 11: North and South Nodes Shift Signs and Move into Aries/Libra. The North and South Nodes are always in opposition to each other and move backwards through the Zodiac. It takes the Nodes 18-1/2 years to move all the way around the Zodiac They stay in a set of opposing signs for about a year and one half. They have been in Taurus/Scorpio since the end of December 2021, but are now moving backwards into the Aries/Libra axis. Those of you with planets or angles near the end of Aries, Cancer, Libra or Capricorn will be most affected by this shift.


July 14:  Sun Sextile Uranus at 22 Cancer/Taurus. Mercury Quincunx Saturn at 6 Degrees Leo/Pisces. Sun sextile Uranus is an electrifying aspect that stimulates your imagination and curiosity. Startling insights can come in a flash from seemingly out-of-the-blue. Mercury quincunx Saturn urges you to use common sense when implementing such ideas.


July 15: Venus Quincunx Neptune at Degrees 27 Degrees Leo/Pisces. Venus quincunx Neptune is an aspect indicating that things may not be as they appear on the surface. Make sure to check out any unfamiliar ideas or people. People and things may not be what they appear to be.


July 17: New Moon at 24 Degrees 56 Minutes Cancer. The Cancer New Moon in a T-square with the Nodes and Pluto may bring up old emotional issues, especially around family, ancestors, and childhood traumas. Pluto in the T-square urges you to confront old family dynamics and to let them go once and for all.


July 20: Sun Trine Neptune at 27 Degrees Cancer/Pisces. Mars Opposition Saturn at 6 Degrees Virgo/Pisces. The Sun trine Neptune amps up your intuition, imagination and connection to unseen worlds, while Mars Opposition Saturn brings discipline and endurance. You might feel frustration from the Mars Opposition Saturn aspect and feel that things are not moving forward fast enough. However, that aspect is excellent for helping you manifest your dreams. Be wary of pushing yourself and others too far. Moderation is key.


July 21: Sun Opposition Pluto at 29 Degrees Cancer/Capricorn. Sun opposition Pluto is excellent for making long-needed, deep and sweeping changes. However, be careful with power struggles, hidden agendas, less-than-ethical actions and violent situations. Keep a low profile at this time.


July 22: Venus Retrograde at 28 Degrees Leo.  Venus stays in retrograde motion until September 3, 2023. Venus retrograde is a good time to review your personal relationships and your money matters. Make any needed adjustments before Venus turns direct on September 3, 2023.


July 23: Sun Enters Leo. It’s time to honor your individuality and to let yourself enjoy creative, and even childlike, spontaneous fun. You Sun-sign Leos will glow at this time, so let your charisma show.


July 23: Mercury Square Uranus at 22 Degrees Leo/Taurus. Mercury square Uranus can bring mental tension, rigid thoughts and an overwhelming need to escape from something. Stay centered, but pay attention to flashes of insight as they could lead to breakthroughs to vexing problems.


July 27: Mercury Conjunct Venus at 28 Degrees Leo. Mercury Quincunx Pluto at 29 Degrees Leo/Capricorn. Mercury conjunct Venus is excellent for all financial and relationship matters. Mercury gives you the ability to communicate in a pleasant way. However, with Mercury also quincunx Pluto there will be an undercurrent of unrest requiring you to making adjustments to your thoughts and plans. Be careful not to come across as controlling or domineering under Mercury quincunx Pluto.


July 29: Sun at 5 Degrees Leo Quincunx Saturn at 5 Pisces. Hopefully, you contemplated necessary adjustments, particularly in business matters, when Mercury was quincunx Pluto. Now with the Sun quincunx Saturn, it is time to make concrete, long term adjustments to the way you interact with others. Such adjustments (quincunx) can help you manifest (Leo Sun) your dreams (Pisces).


Moon Movement During July 2023: Note: Dates given are for New York City, NY. The time of the Moon’s movement into a sign will vary depending on where you live.

July 1:    Moon in Sagittarius

July 2:    Moon enters Capricorn

July 3:    Full Moon at 11 Degrees Capricorn

July 4:    Moon enters Aquarius

July 6:    Moon enters Pisces

July 8:    Moon enters Aries

July 10:  Moon enters Taurus

July 13:  Moon enters Gemini

July 15:  Moon enters Cancer

July 17:  New Moon at 25 degrees Cancer

July 18:  Moon enters Leo

July 20:  Moon enters Virgo

July 23:  Moon enters Libra

July 25:  Moon enters Scorpio

July 27:  Moon enters Sagittarius

July 29:  Moon enters Capricorn

July 31:  Moon enters Aquarius

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