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

In will continue to do in-person astrology readings in the Roaring Fork Valley and telephone and Skype readings everywhere in the world.

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Planetary Positions

Current Moon Phase


Waxing Crescent Moon
Waxing Crescent Moon

The moon is currently in Scorpio

ASTROLOGY TRANSITS FEBRUARY 2017

 

 

 

In the midst of movement and chaos, keep stillness inside of you.

Deepak Chopra

 

 

 

 

 

I, like many of my friends and clients, have been going through a period of optimism, severely tempered by a feeling of pessimism and impending doom.  We are feeling extra angry and agitated and those around us are also frustrated and more prone to antagonistic and caustic words.  The planetary picture in the sky sheds light on this phenomenon.

There is an over abundance of Mars/Aries energy during the month of February.  The month opens with Mars, Moon, Uranus and Eris all in the sign of Aries.  Be especially careful around machinery and fires this month and think before you act.  This is a very impulsive, rash energy that can make you more accident prone.

Venus will move into Aries on February 3, where she forms an ongoing conjunction to Mars until the middle of the month.  Venus at zero degrees Aries also starts a very important, eight-year cycle.  As it transits around the zodiac from that starting point it will form an eight pointed star in the sky as it alternates between being a morning star and an evening star.  Venus at zero degrees Aries means Change with a capital C. It is beneficial for resetting our values and all things that relate to money or finances.

Venus conjunct Mars highlights all of the things we want but can’t have (at least right in this moment) bringing on feelings of frustration and anger.  Our value system (Venus) is threatened (Mars) causing the feelings of angst and annoyance.

Looking further at the February 2017 astrology chart we see that:

  • Uranus, the wild card planet of change, is conjunct Eris, the planet of discord,
  • Uranus and Eris are in opposition to Jupiter, the planet that doesn’t always know when in stop.  Jupiter is actually egging on the volatile Aries energy.
  • Uranus and Eris are square Pluto, the planet of control. Everyone wants to be the boss. The more we (or others) try to be in control (Pluto) the more each party pushes their agenda and the angrier everyone gets.
  • Uranus and Eris are trine Saturn, which is a very good thing. Saturn is the cool, authoritative voice that steps in and says, “that’s enough now boys/girls, time to break it up and get back to work.”  Instead of fighting go do something useful.”

Saturn’s words can be very useful in coping with this overheated energy.  Whenever you feel agitated, angry or discombobulated, find another outlet such as physical exercise (Mars) or hard work (Saturn) to release the pent up steam.

The full Moon lunar eclipse of February 10 at 22 degrees of Leo/Aquarius will fall on these volatile points.  A lunar eclipse is an excellent time to take a look at what is outdated and no longer serving you.  It is a time of release and an excellent time to prepare for the new energy that the February 26 solar eclipse will bring.  See my Leo Moon eclipse article.

Valentine’s Day on February 14 finds the emotional Moon in the partnership sign of Libra opposing Mars and Venus.  This could be a very passionate and exciting day for you so long as you stop any disagreements quickly without holding a grudge.  Passionate energy can sometimes masquerade as anger and vice versa.

Finally, on February 26, we have a new Moon solar eclipse at 8 degrees Pisces.  The volatile energy that  has been present all month will continue.  This active, masculine energy is an opportune time to start new projects, move projects forward, and to revive old projects that have become dormant.

Though things are certainly still super charged, I am optimistic about the overall planetary picture.  I love that the gentle, compassionate Piscean archetype is prominent at the time of the eclipse.  Not only are the Sun and Moon in Pisces, but also Mercury, the South Node, Neptune and Chiron.  Gentle exercise such as yoga or qigong, meditation or long walks near water will be very healing for you.  Pay attention to your daydreams, dreams, intuition and flashes of insight at this time.

It truly is a wonderful time to:  “Keep the stillness inside of you in the midst of movement and chaos.”  You will be happy and surprised by the remarkable insights that can surface at this time!

HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY

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January 2017 Astrology Transits

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May you live  in interesting times. – Chinese proverb.

 

The true meaning of the quote “May you live in interesting times” will be clear in year 2017 when numerous opportunities will present themselves along with uncertainty and possible chaotic manifestations.  Year 2017 promises to be a year of intense geocosmic activity bringing startling and unexpected breakthroughs, advancement and progress counterbalanced by upsets, chaos and explosive actions and outcomes.  The year opens with a dynamic opposition between Jupiter and Uranus.  Uranus, the wild-card planet, has just turned direct in Aries. These two planets will be in contact with each other at varying levels of intensity until fall of 2017, when they finally begin to lose contact with each other. In 2017 we are combining the planet of expansion (Jupiter) in Libra with the planet of sudden change and revolution (Uranus) in the sign of Aries (ruled by Mars) with the planet of transformation (Pluto) in Capricorn; look for:

  • A lot of business startups.
  • Lots of movement in the job market. Old jobs will fall away to make room for new opportunities.
  • Scientific and technological breakthroughs on an unprecedented level.
  • Fires, lightning strikes, earthquakes, unusual weather and explosions in the news.
  • Wide ranging political skirmishes and social upheavals with unknown outcomes.
  • A spirit of revolution everywhere you look.

We can also expect to see:

  • Groundbreaking new ideas.
  • Renewed hope for a better future despite the disquieting elements.
  • Polarization or struggling to find common ground between your beliefs and the beliefs of your friends and loved ones.
  • Reinvention in all of its many guises and faces and on both a personal and cosmic level.
  • Focus upon liberty, freedom and independence and, hopefully, finding your voice to speak up when necessary.
  • Renewed visions for the universe, our planets and for ourselves.
  • Radical or sudden changes in how you view the world.
  • Brilliant, innovative new ideas unexpectedly popping up to solve old problems.

While these energies will be with us through most of the year, we will feel them most strongly through January 12.  We then have a partial resting period before they strongly resurface from February 22 to April 21.

While the Jupiter/Uranus/Pluto manifestations are taking place we are also experiencing a helpful trine from Saturn in Sagittarius to Chiron in Pisces. Saturn trine Chiron can be consciously used to bring healing and a higher vibration to the planet.  Saturn warns us to stop and think before acting.  Though Saturn gets a bad rap in many astrology circles, it can bring a much needed “cool down” and “think” energy to the overheated configurations just discussed.  Chiron urges us to not keep repeating old detrimental ways of being and thinking. Chiron in Pisces reminds us to consider whether we, as an individual, are hurting or helping the planet, ourselves and our fellow sojourners here on planet earth.

In tune with the “change” theme of 2017 we will experience four eclipses in 2017. The first eclipse will be a lunar eclipse on February 10 at 22 degrees Leo/Aquarius, a solar eclipse on February 26 at 8 degrees Pisces, a lunar eclipse on August 7 at 15 degrees Aquarius/Leo and (drum roll please!) a total solar eclipse on August 21 at 28 degrees Leo. The August 21 total solar eclipse will be visible in most of the continental United Sates.  It will fall on the Moon of the US natal chart.  It will also fall on president-elect Trump’s Mars/Ascendant and will be square his midheaven.

If the current forecast sounds scary or just too disruptive, take comfort in the fact that we are experiencing a necessary part of a long-term cycle of change.  This period of unknowing and disruption is part of a greater Saturn/Uranus/Pluto transit configuration that is ushering in a whole new paradigm that we will start to see in 2020.  Disruption is usually necessary to foster change.  Above all, remember that this is a year when you can see fabulous breakthroughs in your work and personal life.  It is a year to be fearless and pioneering. Pay off your debts so you are free to seize opportunities quickly when they arise.  Most importantly, learn to go with the flow, see life as an adventure and know that year 2017 is a break-through year.  If you have had a log jam in your life where nothing has been happening, year 2017 can dramatically change that pattern.

Enjoy the ride and have a wonderful New Year!

P.S.  Thank you to everyone who reads my newsletters, likes my posts, calls me for astrology readings or in any way interacts with me.  I appreciate each of you. Feel free to leave a comment or ask a question about anything you don’t understand.

Astrology Transits December 2016

A dream is the bearer of a new possibility, the enlarged horizon, the great hope. Howard Thurman

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November ended with a new Moon in Sagittarius square the South Node in Gemini. The first week in December opens with high energy from that new Moon, the frenzy of activity generated by the Mars/Jupiter trine on December 1 and the quirky Mars/Uranus sextile on December 6. Lots of action there!

 

The theme this month is transformation of our personal myth and story to re-align ourselves with a more productive and spiritual way of being in the world. The Sun sextile Jupiter on December 9 and Mercury sextile Neptune on the 10th bestows a lovely expansive, communicative vibe with spiritual, compassionate overtones. The archetype of Jupiter, the ruler of Sagittarius, is one of truth, trust and positive, expansive energy. Neptune, when expressing its highest vibration, lends a loving spiritual overlay to the energy. The result is an opportune time to release the fears, angst and separateness that many of us have been feeling.

 

However, all is not roses and easy going this December. Jupiter in Libra is square the ongoing Pluto/Uranus square. Expect the unexpected along with explosions, disruptions and “over the top” actions and reactions. On December 13 the super Gemini full moon activates Jupiter, Saturn, and Uranus and ignites the ongoing edgy energy. Some of the crazy energy we experienced during the Pluto/Uranus squares of the last several years will once again be felt. As I have previously mentioned, its best to stay centered and mindful during this onslaught of electric excitability. The good news is that this energy can also bring breakthroughs and break outs of previously stifled plans.

 

Each year around December 17 the Sun transits the Galactic Center of the Universe (at the center of our Milky Way galaxy) at approximately 26-27 degrees of Sagittarius. It is believed that the energy from the Sun/Galactic Center contact opens our subconscious mind. It is a special time in the year to release old emotional wounds and traumas and to state your intentions for the coming year. Sagittarius, the sign of freedom and truth, urges us to let go of all erroneous and limiting beliefs. This month can truly be a turning point in your life.

 

Try to get your shopping done before December 19, when Mercury stations retrograde at 15 degrees Capricorn. Retrograde Mercury aspects Pluto and (after the 21st) the Sun. Power struggles (both in the world and in your personal life) could be prominent at this time. Under Mercury retrograde it is wise to make sure you understand the issues and really listen and understand the other person in any personal conflicts. The best way to navigate any Mercury retrograde period is to be organized, to make sure you understand the issues and to really listen and understand the other person in any personal discussions or conflicts.

 

On December 24 and 25, Saturn is trine Uranus and Venus is trine Jupiter and sextile Saturn. I rather like this configuration as I believe Saturn will tame erratic Uranus. The easy aspects to Venus from Jupiter and Saturn will provide just the right mix of loving, optimistic, yet stable spirit to your holiday gatherings.

 

On the 26th Jupiter opposes Uranus and retrograde Mercury sextiles Neptune, followed on the 27th by a new Moon in Capricorn. The Capricorn new Moon is helpful in shaking off any lingering holiday emotions. Uranus, the harbinger of breakthroughs, breakdowns, surprises and renewal turns direct on December 29. Use the new Moon and Uranus to begin something new and exciting as they usher in the New Year.

 

The month ends on a lovely note when the Sun in Capricorn sextiles a Mars/Neptune conjunction in Pisces. This is excellent energy to meditate, enjoy music, romance or dance, or even to take a long restorative nap.

 

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Astrology Transits November 2016 Newsletter

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The human spirit knows no race, no gender or bias. It’s pure and resides in each. Do not overlook its need to be recognized. – Unknown

The month of November opened with Neptune trining the Sun. As the United States completes its march towards the contentious 2016 presidential and congressional elections we are in the midst of a fire storm of innuendos, falsehoods (Neptune), anger (Mars) and depression (Mars/Neptune or anger turned inward).

I, like many others, have had to work hard to not become emotionally involved in the chaos. I find that the more I tune into the “what ifs,” the more I lose sight of my true being. It is time for me to think on a higher level (Neptune) and to once again tune into my true essence. We are love and we need to recognize it and turn our loving, compassionate face outward.

The upcoming full Moon in Taurus on November 14 would be a wonderful time to mediate and to light a candle to symbolically light the way for the ongoing world struggles. There is a strong Neptunian emphasis this month. Neptune is either illusion and cloudy, addictive thinking or it is the highest possible spiritual essence. The more we can all tune into this higher human spirit the better for planet earth and its inhabitants.

Venus trines Uranus on the 5th of November and then forms a sextile to Neptune on the 19th. Venus is out of bounds by declination, which means that the Venus energy is strong and is deeply infused into everything that happens. It is as if Venus takes over the chart at that time. Because the Venus energy is very strong all month, it is a good time for love—both personally and in Venus’ highest vibration as it relates to universal love.

Now to election day and beyond:

On November 7, sexy, mysterious and powerful vibes are dancing when the Sun sextiles Pluto at 15 degrees Scorpio/Capricorn. This is a power combination that can be tremendously beneficial in helping you move toward your goals. Will power and the ability to focus are at a high level. However, this combination can also bring extreme power plays, bullying and manipulation. Be careful around those who could pose a threat in any way.

Interestingly, the day starts with the Moon void-of-course in Aquarius, which means it is not making any aspects to other planets. A void-of-course Moon is often interpreted as “nothing will come of it.” Thus, things could seem deceptively quiet during the morning hours.

That changes in the afternoon when the Moon enters Pisces and begins to aspect other planets. The aspects to the Moon become very active on November 9, when the Moon conjuncts Neptune, squares Saturn, sextiles Pluto and trines the Sun. Obviously, emotions, confusion and power plays are running high at that time.

In addition, Mars at zero degrees of Aquarius on November 9, points to out of control anger and a revolutionary tone to the days energy. Zero degrees of a sign is a “act first, think later” energy. Stay safe and resolve to not be part of the problem. This will be true whether you live in the US or elsewhere, it will just show up in a different way in other countries.

On November 14, the full, super Moon at 22 degrees Taurus forms an opposition aspect to the Sun in Scorpio. Those things that have to do with values, money, survival, intimacy, sex, resources and power (or lack thereof) will be the focus. Because full Moons are a culmination point, it will especially impact those things that were set in motion at the time of the last new Moon on October 30, 2016.

Neptune turns direct on November 19 after being retrograde since June 30, 2016. During most of 2016, Neptune the planet of illusions, dreams and false realities flirted with an aspect to Saturn, the planet of limitation and sober attention to stark reality. When it turns direct, we can no longer ignore the things we didn’t face during Neptune’s long retrograde period. Sticking our head in the sand will no longer work.

When the Sun moves into Sagittarius on November 21, it is time to assess your personal truth. You can no longer afford to base your life on other people’s idea of truth. This will be especially evident on November 29 and 30 when both the Sun and the new Moon in Sagittarius square Neptune in Pisces. Unfortunately, religious differences could escalate under this aspect.

The asteroid Chiron turns stationery direct on November 30, bringing some much-needed healing energy to the world.

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