Astrology Readings Aspen, CO

My summer mini reading schedule is:

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

Basalt Sunday Market – June 17 – Sept. 30, 2018

Carbondale Mountain Fair – Fri., Sat. and Sun., July 27-29, 2018

Stop and say “hi.”  I look forward to seeing you this summer.

Planetary Positions

Current Moon Phase


Waning Crescent Moon
Waning Crescent Moon

The moon is currently in Gemini

Astrology Transits August 2019 – Creativity and Fun

Creativity is intelligence having fun. — Albert Einstein

August 2019 opens with the Sun, Venus, Mars and the Moon all in the fiery, creative, fun sign of Leo.  Early August is such a wonderful time to express yourself creatively, to try out your leadership skills and, perhaps most importantly, to turn your attention to having more fun and trying new forms of recreation and self-expression.

This lovely collection of fiery, artistic planets urges you to let your artistic side out to play.  Also, with Venus and Mars, the planets of love, in Leo, it’s a good time to turn up the heat in romantic relationships.  Leo is the sign of leadership.  Maybe its time to move out of  your comfort zone by asking that special someone you are attracted to on a date or out for a cup of coffee.

August 6-8:  Sun Trine Jupiter and Venus Trine Jupiter at 14 Degrees Leo/Sagittarius.  We haven’t had such a light-hearted, fun and easy aspect for a long time.  Enjoy this lovely energy by taking a fun trip (Jupiter/Sagittarius) with a loved one (Venus).  You can use the beneficent Sun, Venus and Jupiter vibes at work or in the public arena to promote an idea that has been under wraps until now.

August 11:  Jupiter Turns Direct at 14 Degrees Sagittarius.  All business and work matters will start to move forward now.  Jupiter has been in retrograde motion since April 10, 2019.  Projects and business matters that had shown great promise may have slowed down or almost disappeared between that date and now.  Breathe a big sigh of relief as it is now time to revitalize those projects and matters.  Jupiter is very strong in the sign it rules (Sagittarius) so optimism is at its highest point of the summer.

August 11:  Uranus Turns Retrograde at 6 Degrees Taurus. Retrograde Uranus in Taurus indicates a fear of showing the full extent of the need to be different and unique. Uranus loves to “upset the apple cart,” while the sign of Taurus prefers the status quo and doesn’t like sudden changes.  Uranus retrograde in Taurus spotlights the difference between these two different ways of seeing the world.  If Uranus and/or Taurus are strong in your birth chart, you may feel a little unsettled during Uranus’ retrograde period.  It may feel a little like stepping on the gas and the brake pedal at the same time.  Uranus will be retrograde until January 10, 2020.

August 15:  Full Moon at 22 Degrees Aquarius/Leo. The Aquarius full Moon brings a dynamic tension between the desire to go along with the group (family, friends, business groups, etc.) consensus (Aquarius) versus the need to express your own individuality and leadership talents (Leo).

August 16:  Mercury Square Uranus at 6 Degrees Leo/Taurus.  The electric Uranus energy challenging the planet of communication (Mercury) brings over stimulation and over active thoughts with a jumpy, stressful effect.  Practice taking deep breaths and, if possible, take a short walk in nature to counteract this over-stimulating energy.  Once you calm yourself down, use this active mental energy to jot down any “out-of-left-field” thoughts that come into your head.  Those thoughts just might lead to a profound breakthrough in something that has felt stuck.

August 18:  Mars Enters Virgo.  Mars in Leo exhibited a fiery, forward-moving energy.  Now, as it moves into Virgo, it is more subdued and more apt to think and analyze before acting.  My Virgo readers may find that they are evaluating those ideas or actions that were put in place last month.  The key phrase for Mars in Virgo is “measured action.”

August 21:  Venus enters Virgo.  You may be taking another look at how well the everyday parts of your life are functioning when Venus, the planet of love and money, moves into the analytical sign of Virgo.  The emphasis is on taking a critical look at what is working and what is not working in matters relating to work, money and love.  This is an opportune time to clear out the clutter in your life or home.

August 21-22:  Mercury trine Jupiter at 14 Degrees Leo/Sagittarius.  When the planet of communication (Mercury) trines the planet of travel, study and optimism it is a good time to travel or to study a special area of interest. 

August 23:  Sun Enters Virgo.  Time to turn your attention to issues of practicality, organization, and efficiency.  Your analytical powers are at an all-time high as Mars, Venus and the Sun form a stellium in Virgo that lasts until mid-September.  Work matters take center stage and you may find yourself to be extremely busy.  The Virgo stellium will remain until mid-September 2019.

August 30:  New Moon in Virgo. The new Moon in Virgo would be a great time to set your intentions and positive expectations toward health and work issues.  If your health habits leave a lot to be desired, now is the time to embark on a new, nutritionally sound exercise and eating program.

 

Consider getting an astrology reading during August (or order an astrology gift certificate for your friend or loved one).  I will look at the transits, progressions and solar return (year ahead) and interpret them for your greatest understanding.  All readings are by telephone, Skype or Zoom and payment is by Paypal.  Sign up here http://astrology-classes.com/contact-us.

Astrology Transits July 2019 – Change Is In The Air

 

Looking behind I am filled with gratitude.

Looking forward I am filled with vision.

Looking upwards I am filled with strength. 

Quero Apache Prayer

 

 

 

The Moon and the North and South Nodes of the Moon hold a prominent place in the emotions and events of July 2019.  The Moon shows our emotions and what we hold very close to our heart.  I have always felt that, in many ways, the Moon sign and aspects are even more important than our Sun sign and aspects.  If you want to know a person on an outer level learn about their Sun sign.  If you want to learn about a person on a deeper, more intimate level, learn about their Moon sign.

The Moon rules the sign of Cancer, children and the fourth house of home in our birth chart.  This month with Venus, Sun and Mars transiting Cancer and with two eclipses highlighting Cancer, it is time to examine your emotional security needs and to bring peace within yourself about any lingering family/nurturing issues.  If you are wanting to start a family, the strong Cancerian energy just might bring about a new pregnancy.

July 3:  Venus Enters Cancer. Venus in Cancer through July 27 emphasizes home and family issues and those you care about.  This includes your children and furry children.

July 4:  New Moon Solar Eclipse at 10 Degrees Cancer.  With the Sun conjunct the Moon in Cancer you will find that you are feeling more sensitive and more aware of your emotions at this time. You might want to consider the emotional connections to those in your life. Allow yourself to tune into, and feel, your emotions.  Solar eclipses are a time of change and a time to contemplate a new cycle.  How would it feel to change what is no longer working for you?

 

July 9:  Mercury Turns Retrograde at 4 Degrees Leo.  Despite the negative stories we hear regarding Mercury retrograde, Mercury retrograde in Leo is a wonderful time to re-think your ideas around inspiration, individuality and leadership. When Mercury moves backward into Cancer on July 19, watch out for over sensitivity to the words of others.  Your reaction may be ruled more by your emotions than the actual context of what was said.

As always with Mercury retrograde, your words and ideas may come out garbled or even completely different than what you intended.  A useful tip is to repeat what you say and to make sure that your words are perceived the same by both you and the recipient(s).  Mercury Turns stationary direct at 24 Degrees Cancer on July 30.

Meanwhile, the Sun in Cancer opposes Saturn at 17 Degrees Capricorn.  This powerful aspect can bring a feeling of restriction and the possibility of feeling overly responsible, emotionally drained and excessively weary.  Practice giving yourself more love and allow yourself to temporarily withdraw from the fray. As with everything in astrology, the planets promise that “this too shall pass.”  This opposition will be felt most strongly by those with planetary placements in Cancer, Capricorn, Libra and Aries.

July 11:  Grand Trine Formed by Moon in Scorpio, Sun in Cancer, and Neptune in Pisces.  This watery grand trine brings a sense of ease to those with significant planetary placements in Scorpio, Cancer or Pisces, though emotions will run high.  

Mars in Leo Square Uranus in Taurus brings a feeling that something is about to happen.  The feeling could be likened to that of “waiting for the other shoe to drop.”

July 14:  Sun Opposition Pluto at 22 Degrees Cancer/Capricorn.  Difficult energy prevails leading up to the Lunar Eclipse.  There is a tug of war between your need to withdraw and protect yourselves and the  need to do what others expect of you.

July 16:  Lunar Eclipse with Moon at 24 Degrees Capricorn Opposing Sun in Cancer.  Beware of taking things personally, particularly in business/family dynamics.  It is time to consider letting go of those people, places and things that no longer feed your soul and emotional body.  There could be a few tears with this one, but it can act as a catalysis for moving toward a more fulfilling emotional life.

July 17-21:  Venus in Cancer opposing Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn and Trine Neptune in Pisces.  Venus in Cancer trine Neptune in Pisces is a lovely aspect that denotes a loving, imaginative, compassionate energy.  However, Venus opposing Saturn and Pluto  in Capricorn is harsh reality coupled with a strong need to totally transform something in your life.  With two competing energies in force, I would advise you to face the cold, hard reality of your life, but to temper it with a super dose of love and compassion for yourself and others.  With Neptune, things are never as they seem.  You are challenged to see beneath the veil during this unsettling time.

July 23:  Sun Enters Leo.  Time to shine, lead and express your individuality.  Sun in Leo lightens the moody Cancer energy we have been experiencing.  Time to get out and play in the Sun.

July 28:  Venus Enters Leo.  Venus in Leo until August 21 puts the emphasis on creativity, fun and entertainment.  This is a super time to emphasize and re-energize any creative projects that have been on hold.

July 29:  Sun at 6 Degrees Leo Square Uranus in Taurus. Sun square Uranus promises to add a sizzling, super-charged energy to the last days of July 2019.  This energy can be challenging, but can bring in eureka moments.  Pay attention to random thoughts and events and expect the unexpected! Those of you with planets in the fixed signs (Taurus, Leo, Scorpio and Aquarius) may find this unsettling energy challenging.  Best to just go with the flow and to let inspiration prevail.

July 31:  New Moon at 8 Degrees Leo.  This ultra-creative Leo new moon invites socializing, unleashing your playful side and expressing your creative muse.

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 http://astrology-classes.com/contact-us.

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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.

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

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

 

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

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

 

 

Astrology Transits 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 http://astrology-classes.com/contact-us.

 

IF YOU KNOW SOMEONE WHO WOULD LIKE TO RECEIVE MY MONTHLY NEWSLETTER, LET THEM KNOW THEY CAN SIGN UP A http://astrology-classes.com/Transit_Calender/Newsletter.html

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 astroclasses@yahoo.com or call me at (720) 362-3305. Ruby

 Astrology-classes.com, 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.