Astrology Readings Aspen, CO

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.

Keep me in mind for fun entertainment for your summer parties and events.

Planetary Positions

Current Moon Phase

Waxing Crescent Moon
Waxing Crescent Moon

The moon is currently in Scorpio

Astrology Transits February 2016 Newsletter

To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything and your heart will be wrung and possibly broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact you must give it to no one, not even an animal. Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries; avoid all entanglements. Lock it up safe in the casket or coffin of your selfishness. But in that casket, safe, dark, motionless, airless, it will change. It will not be broken; it will become unbreakable, impenetrable, and irredeemable. To love is to be vulnerable.” ― C.S. Lewis, The Four Loves

Girl on MoonThis Valentine’s Day month opens with a lovely Venus/Neptune sextile in the signs of Capricorn (Venus) and Pisces (Neptune).  This aspect is all about beauty, romance and a sense of the poetic and mystical.  Because Venus is in the business sign of Capricorn we could even see a brief softening around the hard edges of business.  Something could even show up in the news about big business showing some compassion and caring beyond their concern with the bottom dollar.

The mood shifts considerably on February 3rd when Mars sextiles Pluto at 16 degrees of Scorpio/Capricorn.  This is certainly a good time to get busy and to accomplish what needs to be accomplished.  You will be in the mood to forge ahead without letting anything stand in your way.

Watch the news on February 5-6 when the Sun squares Mars, Venus conjuncts Pluto and the Sun sextiles Uranus.  This can be a very volatile time, both in your personal life and on the world front.  Power struggles, social unrest, brawn over brain are just some of the possible manifestations of this energy.  With Uranus in the picture there could be sudden, unpredictable happenings and results.

Reason returns somewhat on February 7.  Mars squares the Sun, but also sextiles Venus, and Mercury trines Jupiter.  Truth begins to emerge, and people and nations are in more of a mood to compromise and to work out solutions.  In your personal life this could bring breakthroughs.  For maximum benefit from this transit focus on the big picture, not the minute daily concerns.

On February 8, the New Moon at 19 degrees of Aquarius squares Mars in Scorpio and is inconjunct Uranus.  It also activates the ongoing Uranus/Pluto square.  The brief lull in aggressive activity is over and aggressive actions are again in focus until the next new Moon.  Though you can’t do anything about the events in the larger world, you can focus on keeping your actions peaceful and cooperative during this rather trying time.

February 8 starts the Lunar Chinese New Year in the year of the fire monkey.

The month of January left many of us feeling lethargic, burnt out, tired and out of sorts.  The good news is that Mars ramps up your activity level this month.  Mars can wake us from our lethargy and help us pursue our goals.

Finally on February 10-15, easier energy enters the picture when Venus, and then Mars, trines Jupiter.  The mood lightens considerably, fun returns to life and we are better able to move things along in a positive way.   Aries and Scorpio may especially feel a release of some of the tension, but all of the fixed signs (Scorpio, Leo, Aquarius and Taurus) will feel this shift.  Those signs will be able to make headway and push things full speed ahead before Mars turns retrograde on April 17.

On February 13 Mercury enters Aquarius, followed by Venus on February 16.  This is a fitting placement for Valentine’s Day.  It is not so much about romantic love, but love on a larger, grander scale.  It is about caring for your neighbor whether that neighbor is next door or clear across the globe.  It is truly about universal love and positive communication.

Finally, the Sun moves into Pisces on February 18 where it will be joined by the New Moon on March 8-9 to form a solar total eclipse.

Happy Valentine’s Day

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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 $125 for one-hour readings and $65.00 for half hour readings and include a recorded MP3 of the reading.   Readings will be done via telephone in the U.S. and through online chat for all others.  Payment is through Paypal.
Let’s Keep the Positive Energy Flowing
Thank you so much for signing up for my newsletter and for letting others know about me.  As always, its wonderful hearing from you with any comments or suggestions.  I sincerely appreciate it and I sincerely appreciate you. It makes me so happy to see that my articles and newsletters are being read and shared. It means that more people are becoming aware of the amazing ability of astrology to help them guide their lives in a positive way.

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

Thank you again for your continued support.  If you wish to contact me, please send an email to or call me at (720) 362-3305. Ruby, 60 John, Carbondale, CO 81621, USA


January 2016 Astrology Transits Newsletter

“I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes. Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You’re doing things you’ve never done before, and more importantly, you’re Doing Something. So that’s my wish for you, and all of us, and my wish for myself. Make New Mistakes. Make glorious, amazing mistakes. Make mistakes nobody’s ever made before. Don’t freeze, don’t stop, don’t worry that it isn’t good enough, or it isn’t perfect, whatever it is: art, or love, or work or family or life. Whatever it is you’re scared of doing, Do it. Make your mistakes, next year and forever.” – Neil Gaiman


The Month of January 2016 begins with Uranus and Pluto in their last square to each other for the foreseeable future. This energy will be the strongest until approximately the middle of June 2016, though it does become weaker as time goes on. We have all felt this energy for such a long time (since 2008) that I wouldn’t be too alarmed about it. Most of us have already experienced deep changes, so the planets of change (Uranus) and transformation (Pluto) will have a diminished effect. If you are still dragging your feet about making a much-needed change, this square may be the catalyst that moves you forward.

January will be a month of retrogrades. I rather like the synchronicity of a period of review after celebrating the New Year. It’s as if the planets are saying,

Okay, wait a minute before you blindly make resolutions you don’t intend to keep. Take a minute to decide what is really important to you and then make only those resolutions that you plan to keep. I’ll help you in that by slowing down and giving you plenty of time to think things over.

Mercury turns retrograde on January 5 at 1 degree Aquarius and moves back into Capricorn on January 9. It ends retrograde motion on January 25 when it is stationary direct at 14 degrees Capricorn. This is a good time to step back and review plans. Keep a notebook of your ideas during this time. Talk to others and record their comments, etc. Once Mercury goes direct, you will have a rich collection of ideas to put into place as you move forward.

Jupiter turns retrograde on January 8 at 23 degrees Virgo. It will move backward until May 9, 2016, when it turns stationery direct at 13 degrees Virgo. If you have planets near 20 degrees of the mutable signs (Virgo, Sagittarius, Pisces and Gemini), pay special attention to the events of February 16 to February 24, 2016. During those dates, Jupiter will be at 20 degrees Virgo and may re-trigger the events and energy of the September 13, 2015, solar eclipse. Jupiter retrograde in Virgo may be saying:

Hey you, I want to bring you lots of blessings and abundance, but first you need to spend some time sorting things out. What do you really want? What are you willing to work hard for? What in your life is chaotic and unorganized? You really need to take this time while I’m retrograde to put things in order. It’s hard to manifest your good when you have a cluttered mind and a cluttered life. I’m slowing down to give you more time to categorize your priorities. Good luck.

Neptune and Saturn continue their square with Neptune at 7 degrees Pisces and Saturn at 11 degrees Sagittarius. I discuss this square in my newsletter at I need to clarify a little. That article mainly detailed some of the negative effects of this square. The very positive effect of this aspect is that the planets are urging us to tune into our spirituality and compassion (Neptune and Pisces) and to clarify our limiting belief systems (Saturn in Sagittarius).

You can see this square playing out in a very real and visible way when you look at the United States political scene. There is a very real (Saturn) feeling of ill will towards certain religions and belief systems (Sagittarius). At the same time, there is also a strong feeling of compassion (Neptune in Pisces) toward refugees and those of religions unlike our own. I urge all of my readers to help manifest the positive side of this very real struggle. The challenges of the Neptune/Saturn year 2016 square can be used to take your spiritual practice to a whole new level if you are aware.

Be ready to “hit the ground running” after January 24 when Mercury turns direct and the year 2016 really gets underway. Get out there and “make those glorious mistakes” referred to in the quote by Neil Gaiman.

Happy New Year to everyone.


If you wish to have an astrology reading to help you sort things out please send an email to I do telephone readings all over the world.

November 2015 Astrology Newsletter


There are some people who live in a dream world, and there are some who face reality; and then there are those who turn one into the other.― Desiderius Erasmus

The nodes of the moon have been on the Aries/Libra karmic axis for the last year and one-half, which has brought many lessons and situations regarding close relationships of all kinds. Money matters and social interaction were also in focus. Many people have met their soul mates during this time, while others have learned hard, but important, lessons around relationships. (Of course, a soul mate relationship can also bring an abundance of learning opportunities.) This energy was especially strong during the last lunar and solar eclipses in September.

The Karmic axis of the North and South Nodes has now moved into Virgo (North Node) and Pisces (South Node) at 28 degrees of those signs. Remember, the Nodes move counterclockwise through the chart and are always in opposition to one another. This can create a push me/pull me situation where we vacillate between two choices or courses of action. However, the positive outcome is that the Nodes in Virgo/Pisces until early May 2017 create opportunities to make your dreams (Pisces) and “what ifs” into reality (Virgo). If you have the North Node in Virgo in your natal chart you will be having a nodal return during the next 18 months. It is an opportune time to review and renew your objectives around service, work, health and spiritual objectives.

The South Node in Pisces gives you imagination, intuition, creativity and the ability to dream big dreams and to sense opportunities. Negatively, it can bring confusion, delusion and illusion. The North Node in Virgo gives you high analytical, organizational and reality checking abilities. Negatively, it can bring the tendency to nitpick and worry about small details and, most importantly, it can prevent you from seeing the big picture.

When you balance the energy of the two Nodes it is clear that you now have an 18-month window of opportunity in which you can see the big picture and can dream big (North Node in Pisces), while maintaining your ability to analyze and reality check your ideas. The energy could be summed up as “dream big while keeping your feet on the ground.” It will also be a good time to fix, stabilize and heal relationships, situations and conditions.

Look to the houses in your birth chart holding the transiting Nodes to understand where the energy is the strongest. Those of you with planets between 25 and 29 degrees of the mutable signs (Virgo, Sagittarius, Pisces and Gemini) will be especially affected. Because Chiron and Neptune are both transiting Pisces there is abundant potential for great healing and spiritual insights. If you have a lingering health problem it could be a good time to look for the right healing modality. Alternative healing methods in conjunction with allopathic medicine are especially favored. However, be wary of the tendency to escape unpleasant truths by disappearing into sleep, drugs or fantasy.

On November 1, Mercury enters Scorpio where it stays until November 20. Our thinking processes now become more focused and intense. Then on November 11 when the new moon is in Scorpio our emotions follow suit.

On November 6 the Sun sextiles Pluto at 13 degrees Scorpio/Capricorn and Mercury trines Neptune at 7 degrees of Scorpio/Pisces, releasing deep wells of intense, inner energy. Especially favored is compassionate conversations geared toward healing deep rifts and separations. If you feel estranged from someone important in your life, this could be a good time to try to bridge the gap.

The new Moon on November 11 is at 19 degrees Scorpio, while the Sun sextiles Jupiter at 18 degrees Scorpio/Virgo. These aspects bring healing, wholeness and prosperity into your life. This is an excellent time to set your intentions for the 18-month Nodal transit of Virgo/Pisces.

Venus enters Libra on November 8 followed by Mars on November 12 is a good time to negotiate agreements and to settle any ongoing disputes. November 13 when Venus is sextile Saturn and Mercury is sextile Jupiter is an especially good day for negotiating sticky issues. Until the 18th of November this energy can also be very helpful in working out relationship differences.

Be sure to finish your negotiations before November 20 when Venus squares Pluto at 13 degrees of Libra/Capricorn. The super charged emotional intensity of the Venus/Pluto square is not conducive to settling relationship issues. Be careful with regard to money and investment matters at this time also.

Activities concerning work and career are favored on November 22 when Mars sextiles Saturn at 6 degrees Libra/Sagittarius.

You may find yourself feeling like “Catty Cathy” on November 24 at the Full Moon in Gemini. Ideas will be overflowing and you may want to be active and on the move.

To summarize, the shift of the Nodal axis brings in another astrological cycle. Because the nodes are fairly slow moving, many other cycles will play out during the Nodes’ 18-month transit of Virgo/Pisces. The North Node is a karmic indicator of your life purpose. Any contact of the North Node with a planet or important point in your chart is worthy of your close attention. The overlying theme of this nodal cycle can be summed up in this quote from Jonas Salk, who discovered the polio vaccine:

Hope lies in dreams, in imagination, and in the courage of those who dare to make dreams into reality.

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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 $125 for one-hour readings and $65.00 for half hour readings and include a recorded MP3 of the reading. Readings will be done via telephone in the U.S. and through online chat for all others. Payment is through Paypal.

Let’s Keep the Positive Energy Flowing

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.

October 2015 Astrology Newsletter

“One of the beautiful things about having seasons is that even when one leaves, we know that it will return.  It will certainly take time, some ups and downs and a great deal of acceptance, but eventually a rough season of life or a season of loss will fade into the distance and be replaced with blossoming flowers and long sunny days, or, depending on your season of choice, a large amount of powder days”―Barbara Platts, journalist in the Aspen Times Weekly, October 7, 2015

There is certainly lots of evidence of the changing seasons here and though it is very beautiful, it does bring a change in mood.  Astrologically, October promises to be a little quieter than the last few months.  After the rather wild month of September with two eclipses and the solstice that is welcome news for most of us.

The first major aspect of the month occurs on October 6-7 when the Sun squares Pluto at 13 degrees of Libra/Capricorn and Mars opposes Neptune at 7 degrees of Virgo/Pisces.  This is a mixed bag of energy.  Sun square Pluto can bring power struggles with those around you, but it can also give you a burst of power and willpower to get something done that you have been putting off.
Mars (action) in Virgo in opposition to Neptune (lack of boundaries) in Pisces can bring confusion and anxiety.  The change of seasons along with this active but unfocused energy can make you and those around you feel edgy, confused, unsettled, irritable and susceptible to sudden outbursts of anger.  Used positively it can assist you by giving you the drive and energy to move toward your goals despite opposition from others. The best remedy is to be mindful of your actions.  Hazy thinking can make you more accident prone.  Because Neptune rules water and Mars brings an abundance of untamed energy, water events (typhoons, 1000 year floods, etc.) may continue to be in the news.   The hazy thinking will be mitigated a little when Mercury turns direct on October 9 at 1 degree Libra.

Relationship issues could be front and center on October 10 when Venus squares Saturn at 2 degrees of Virgo/Sagittarius.  Relationship fears may dominate and you may feel compelled to get to the bottom of a relationship issue that you have been concerned about.  Also be aware that little habits or mannerisms of someone close to you could all of a sudden get on your nerves and you could find yourself becoming too critical or fault finding.  This too shall pass. The good news is that now that Saturn is in Sagittarius it will be a little easier to talk about issues that just seemed too touchy and too emotional when Saturn was retrograding back into Scorpio the last several months.

More relationship dynamics come to the forefront when the Sun opposes Uranus at 19 degrees of Libra/Aries on October 11.  Some of you may decide that a certain relationship just isn’t worth the cost and you may decide to move on, especially since the new moon (beginnings) transits 19 degrees Libra on October 12.  Just remember that just as you are feeling unsettled and restless so is the other person.  It may be best to wait a week or so before any major confrontation.

The energy flows easily on October 13 and 14 when several easy energy paves the way – Mercury sextiles Saturn, Moon sextiles Mars, Pluto and Jupiter; then on October 15 Mars trines Pluto.  If you are trying to solve a relationship (or any other issue) this is a good time to positively work things out.  Just remember that sextiles ease the energy flow, but you have to initiate the action to make them work for you.  Sextiles and trines do not initiate action but do assist in the easy flow of the matters under consideration.

Your thinking and actions may once again become a little muddled on October 16 when Venus opposes Neptune at 7 degrees of Virgo/Pisces.  The old saying about something being too good to be true may apply at this time, especially in matters of the heart.  Those of you who are fighting addictions may find that this is a challenging time.  Do you really need that last piece of chocolate cake?  This can be a very romantic time between lovers.

Watch for entrenched, stubborn thinking when Mercury squares Pluto on October 22nd.  Allow others to have their own viewpoints during this time as small differences of opinion could lead to an uncomfortable standoff.  Use the energy instead to go inward.  You could uncover some very interesting and helpful psychological insights about yourself and others.

A full planetary lineup occurs on October 27 with a Full Moon at  4 degrees Taurus trine Pluto and sextile Neptune, Sun trine Neptune and sextile Pluto.  These are all easy-flowing aspects which could give you the ability to find answers and insights.  You will not feel like getting into the heavy stuff, but rather, to just enjoy life.  The only troublesome aspect is Venus quincunx Uranus, which could bring up old, seemingly unsolvable relationship issues.

October 30 when the Sun is trine Neptune at 7 degrees of Scorpio/Pisces is the perfect day for meditating on where you are in your life and how well you have fulfilled your spiritual and material needs.  You will feel very close to the cosmos at this time so pay attention to dreams, visions, synchronicity and your intuition.

Enjoy this first full month of fall and the beautiful changing seasons.