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Astrology Transits Newsletter August 2016

There is progress whether ye are going forward or backward! The thing is to move! — Edgar Cayce

Jack Russell ready for actionThe month of August 2016 finds us primed and ready for action and new adventures. The new Moon on August 2nd in the sign of Leo set the stage for forward momentum, personal confidence and taking the lead toward your goals. The new Moon each month is a great time to set goals for the coming month.

Mars, the planet of action, finished its backward journey into Scorpio on June 29. It moved out of Scorpio into Sagittarius on August 2nd and is now moving confidently forward through that sign. I can almost hear all of you Scorpios, and those of you with key planets in Scorpio, letting out a collective sigh of relief.

Saturn, the planet of limitation, hard work and practicality will turn forward direct on August 13 in the sign of Sagittarius. Work and projects that were started in mid-April this year can now be fired up again, reworked and successfully implemented. Pay attention to what transpires around August 13 as that energy will be front and center during the September 1 solar eclipse.

When the planet of action (Mars) joins the planet of practicality (Saturn) on August 22, it is time to pull out all the stops in moving toward your goals. Mars’ impetuous actions are harnessed when it contacts Saturn–action meets reality and lays down a firm foundation. Any progress made now through the month of August will have lasting results.

The minor full Moon lunar eclipse on August 18 on the Aquarius/Leo axis is beneficial for letting go of unused, unwanted and unnecessary possessions (and yes, even people) in your life. This is especially true for the fixed signs (Leo, Scorpio, Aquarius and Taurus). If ever there were a time to “thing big” this is it! An aura of excitement, opportunity and “specialness” is in the air. Leos in particular, may feel new energy around love.

The Sun enters Virgo on August 22, where it will be joined by the Moon on September 1 when it forms a new Moon solar eclipse at 9 degrees Virgo. This will be a strong eclipse that will be opposing Neptune and squaring Saturn. Those with their Sun or other personal planets in Virgo, Sagittarius, Pisces and Gemini will feel the effects of the eclipse most strongly.

Bulldog looking backwardThe energy changes on August 30 when Mercury turns retrograde (apparent backward motion) at 29 degrees Virgo. Mercury resumes forward motion on September 21 at 14 degrees Virgo.  Retrograde Mercury gives you an excellent opportunity to reassess and fine tune the plans you made and the projects you started in the first part of August.

In closing consider this quote by Steve Jobs:  You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something – your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life. – Steve Jobs

July 2016 Planetary Transits and Newsletter

Small shifts in your thinking, and small changes in your energy, can lead to massive alterations of your end result”― Kevin Michel, Moving Through Parallel Worlds To Achieve Your Dreams


Happily the planetary energy makes quite a shift from that of the last several months.  Mars, the planet of action, resumed forward motion on June 23 at 23 degrees Scorpio.  The new Moon and the Sun conjunct in Cancer on July 4 are trine Neptune and the North Node in Pisces.   The energy urges you to transcend your unwanted circumstances, to release the things that have been holding you back and to move confidently into the future.

Hands and Doves


All of the ideas, hopes and wishes that were started, but never got off the ground, can now be brought out again, brushed off, polished and put into action.


The planets are offering you the chance to have a new emotional perspective on life and the opportunity to see life more clearly and more in focus.


Use the first part of the month to address your security issues:  “What do you need?“  What brings you comfort and ease?”  “What gives you deep emotional satisfaction?  How can you nurture yourself, while also caring for and nurturing others?


The key theme is putting your dreams into action based on reality.  Understanding and accepting that the past is done; then starting to build a new future from where you are.


After July 12 when Mercury, and then Venus, enters Leo the energy begins to shift.  You have sorted out your wants and needs and have thought about how you can fulfill those needs.  It is now time to put your ideas (Mercury) into action (Mars direct) in a loving (Venus), creative (Leo) way.  Begin to move toward the potentials inherent in this month’s transits.


Horse with Orange background running feeThe cosmic energy between July 12 and July 19 gives you a boost towards reaching your goals.  Your confidence is boosted and your creative energies are running high.  As a former farm girl, I compare these energies to that of opening the doors to the barn and letting the horses run free.  It is all about letting go and expecting and knowing that good things will come back to you.


The Capricorn full Moon on the 19th is trine Jupiter, while Mercury and Venus are trine Saturn.   This is an outstanding configuration for making substantial gains that have lasting value.  That is why it is so important to set the stage in the first part of the month.  Re-read the first part of this newsletter and put sincere effort into doing the emotional, mental and physical work needed to confidently move forward after this full Moon.


Dealings with authority figures, the government and financial institutions will go much more smoothly at this time.  Career and business matters are especially favored.


On July 22 the Sun enters Leo bringing an outpouring of creativity and problem solving ability.  Use the warm Leo energy to promote your pet projects, have fun with your children, and take time to play.


Pay attention to the energy and happenings on July 29 when Uranus stations retrograde at 24 degrees Aries.  The Uranus station is right on the degree of the August 18 lunar eclipse.  This Uranus retrograde station and the subsequent eclipse will be most significant for those of you who have planets or chart points near 24 degrees of the cardinal signs (Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn).  Things that happen around July 29 can give you a preview of the August 18 lunar eclipse energy as it will affect you.


When Mercury enters Virgo on July 30, it is time to organize, rearrange, consolidate and fact check.

June 2016 Astrology Newsletter

When you become comfortable with uncertainty, infinite possibilities open up in your life.—Eckhart Tolle


The month of June starts off with an abundance of mutable planetary energy affecting those of us who have planets from seven to 14 degrees of Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius or Pisces.  The Sun and Venus in Gemini are in a dialogue with Jupiter, Saturn, Neptune and the Nodes in a mutable grand cross configuration.  The new Moon on June 4 joins the party when it conjuncts the Sun at 14 degrees Gemini.

Optimism (Jupiter) mixes with uncertainty and confusion (Neptune), and a tendency to over think, over talk and over study any problems (or opportunities) that arise (Sun, Venus and new Moon in Gemini).  Thank goodness for stable Saturn in Sagittarius keeping us grounded and on track.

Saturn gives us the ability to make our dreams a reality, though it does require hard work and commitment to make it happen.

True to the nature of mutable energy, nothing seems certain or concrete, plans seem changeable, life directions are in flux and unexpected circumstances are showing up out of the blue.  Flexibility is required, both in the small details of life and in the longer-term life plans.

Decisions that were rock solid a few weeks ago, are now up for question, review and revision.  The energy is free-floating, anxiety producing, and pushes our security needs button (Moon).  And yet . . .   it is also somehow freeing, exciting and refreshing.  What new horizons, people, places and things can we move towards?  How have we been limiting our life?  What would happen if we just had the courage to move out of our rut into a new phase of life?

Well guess what?  This month is also all about courage and deep commitment as Mars is now moving back into the sign of Scorpio where it will stay until August 2nd.  Mars in Scorpio asks for deep introspection and soul searching.  It requires the courage to search the dark corners of our life and to transform and/or remove the unnecessary and unproductive habits, actions and thoughts.

It is time to move our understanding of our life and our interactions with others to a deeper level.  Our choices and options must now be viewed at the gut level.  Isn’t it wonderful how the universe brings us uncertainty at the same time that it pushes us toward a truer and more profound interaction with our internal, powerful self?

Bob Goff, the author of the New York Times best-selling book, Love Does, and the founder of Restore International , a nonprofit human rights organization operating in Uganda, India and Somalia expresses a sentiment similar to Eckhart Tolle when he says:

Embrace uncertainty.  Some of the most beautiful chapters in our lives won’t have a title until much later.

May 2016 Astrology Newsletter

The key to abundance is meeting limited circumstances with unlimited thoughts.–Marianne Williamson


Well, the winged one has done it again.  Mercury, the planet of communication, writing, ideas, teaching and learning, officially turned retrograde right after midnight on April 29, 2016, in the sign of Taurus.  It joins the Sun and Venus in Taurus and is joined by the Moon on May 6 and 7.

Mercury green background

The theme this month with five planets now retrograde (Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Pluto and Mercury) is to think of the prefix RE.  It’s time to take stock and redo, refurbish, re-think, re-evaluate, re-invest and revise.


Retrograde planets can be oh so frustrating but there is a hidden value in their backward motion.  The universe is giving us permission to take things a little easier, to slow down and take the time to really think things through before acting.  While it isn’t the best time to start new things, it is a superb time to plan and work through any problems that you have relegated to the “I’ll think about that later” corner of your mind.


You might even find that old issues are coming back unbidden by you.  It’s funny how that works.  Those issues re-appear as though a cosmic hand is reaching out to shake you and make you pay attention.  The issues that are especially in view during the plethora of Taurus energy are:


  • Things relating to your financial and physical security.
  • The beauty and caretaking of the earth.
  • Gardening, bird watching, flower tending and all things natural.
  • Removing toxic chemicals from your home and yard.
  • Taking a quiet walk(s) in nature.
  • Wearing the color green and being aware of its symbolism for you and the planet. Green is the color of money and also the color of our environmental concern for our beloved mother earth.


In last month’s newsletter I wrote about Mars and Pluto retrograde.  Mars is in Taurus and Pluto is in Capricorn.  They are linked to each other in an easy way (trine).  The symbolism of Mars and Pluto gives us the will to act (Mars) and the power (Pluto) to carry out our plans.  You should act on those plans after Mars goes direct on the last day of June.


Mark May 9, 2016 on Your Calendar – I am really psyched about the energy around May 9 this year.


North Node Transits 18 Degrees Pisces – the Degree of the March 8-9 eclipse

The North Node transiting the eclipse degree will bring you back to any ideas, intuitive thoughts or events that happened around the time of the March solar eclipse.  Use this transit to bring your daydreams and wishes out into the open and make them practical.  Matters around health and healing will be especially strong.  If you are a person who suffers from a health condition that has been hard to diagnose, now is the time to once again try to find the right healing modality.

This conjunction of the North Node with the eclipse point begins a six to 12 month period of rebuilding in all areas of your life that were affected by the eclipse.  You can refresh your memory on the March 9 eclipse by re-reading my March 2016 newsletter regarding that solar eclipse.


Jupiter Turns Direct

Jupiter turns direct in Virgo on May 9.  The stock market should level out a little bit (though still choppy until the middle of September 2016) and you can start to move forward in business and employment matters (somewhat cautiously since Saturn is still retrograde).  The wonderful thing about Jupiter turning direct is its effect on the psyche.  During periods of negativity nothing moves and little manifests.  Optimism returns when Jupiter goes direct.

So while you are working with the retrograde planets and revising, rethinking and re-doing add in a touch of Jupiter optimism.  The recipe is to:

  1. Make grounded, practical plans.
  2. Add in optimism and abundance consciousness.
  3. Set a time frame to implement your plan after Mars turns direct on June 23.
  4. Celebrate the pause in action that is taking you one step closer to abundance.