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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


First Quarter Moon
First Quarter Moon

The moon is currently in Pisces

Astrology Transits November 2018 – Change in Perspective

Sometimes a change of perspective is all it takes to see the light. — Dan Brown

 

Many of us have been in a wee bit of a downer mood during the last month(s).  Venus in Scorpio, turning retrograde, has forced us to think about relationship, money and value(s) issues that we would rather not face.  Old sore spots around any of those issues were brought to the forefront.  We had a tendency to bring old issues up over and over.  Picture a dog licking a wound until the wound begins to bleed.

That was Venus in Scorpio energy.  Now as Venus turns retrograde and moves back into Libra, we have an excellent chance to rethink, redo and remedy any of the sore spots.

As the month of November progresses, first Mercury, then Jupiter, and finally the Sun enter the more light-hearted sign of Sagittarius.  Our perspective shifts away from the darkness that can be part of the Scorpio energy into the more optimistic, talkative, expansive Jupiter-ruled sign of truth, adventure and higher learning.

The North and South Nodes move from Leo/Aquarius into Cancer/Capricorn (the Nodes normally travel backward through the zodiac).  This is a big shift!  See below.

November 1:  Jupiter at 28 degrees Scorpio Trine Chiron in Pisces.  Just before Jupiter leaves Scorpio, it gifts us with a lovely healing trine between Jupiter and Chiron.  Jupiter in Scorpio highlights the darkness and wounds, while Chiron in Pisces is the healing energy. As I wrote this, I had the image of a rainbow in the sky as a healing covenant.

November 6, Election Day in United States.

Sun Trine Neptune at 13 degrees Scorpio/Pisces.

Mars in Aquarius Square Jupiter in Scorpio and Venus in Libra square Uranus in Aries.

Retrograde Uranus Re-enters Aries and Squares the Lunar Nodes.

No doubt about it; this will not be a boring day.  Sun trine Neptune can bring confusion, delusion and illusion, but it can also re-ignite a spiritual ideal if you are ready for it.  On a personal level you may feel increased imagination, empathy and creativity.  Emotions will run high, especially later in the day when the Moon moves into Scorpio and joins the Sun as a New Moon. The general meaning of a New Moon is for a new beginning.  Set your intentions at this time!

Mars in Aquarius square Jupiter in Scorpio and Venus in Libra square Uranus in Aries are just about what you would anticipate for such a contentious election.  Anger, agitation, and acting out (Mars) regarding beliefs and buried intent (Jupiter in Scorpio).

Retrograde Uranus re-entering Aries re-awakens the energy of April and May 2018, just before Uranus entered Taurus for the first time.  On a personal level, look back to that time period to understand how Uranus retrograde in Taurus might affect you.  Remember, any retrograde planet signals a time when you can rethink, redo and rectify past attitudes and events.  Uranus will stay in Aries until March 5, 2019, when it returns to Taurus.  This energy will be felt most strongly by those with planets in late degrees of the cardinal signs (Aries, Libra, Capricorn, Cancer) and the early degrees of the fixed signs (Taurus, Leo, Scorpio and Aquarius).

With all of the Aquarius/Uranus energy, we can expect the unexpected in more ways than one.

An election day chart for the United States (set for New York City, NY) is shown below.

November 15:  Venus Stations Direct at 25 Degrees Libra.

November 16:  North Node enters 29 Degrees Cancer and South Node Enters 29 Degrees Capricorn.  The nodal axis changing signs is a major shift with karmic overlays.  Roughly, it points to where we have been and where we are going.  We have collectively been in a period where the polarity between individuality and “group think” has been challenged and laid bare.  Now, as the nodes move into Cancer/Capricorn the energy is about taking care of ourselves, our nation and our fellow earth inhabitants versus business as usual and the almighty dollar.  The Nodes will remain in Cancer/Capricorn until September 25, 2029.

On a personal level, this shift will be felt most strongly by those with planets near 29 degrees of the cardinal signs (Aries, Libra, Cancer, Capricorn) and the very early degrees of the fixed signs (Leo, Scorpio, Aquarius, Taurus).

Mars enters Pisces on this date, where it will stay until June 28, 2020.  Mars is an uneasy traveler in the sign of Pisces.  Mars wants action, aggression and movement.  Pisces slows Mars down and tempers its masculine energy.  However, I am looking forward to this transit because it should help mitigate the senseless violence that we are seeing all around us.  Mars in Pisces is an extremely opportune time to hold peaceful demonstrations, or to get involved in other kinds of nonviolent activism — with the emphasis on the word “peaceful.”

November 20:  Mercury Turns Stationary Retrograde at 14 Degrees Sagittarius.  Mercury will move back into Scorpio on December 1st and will station direct on December 6 at 27 degrees Scorpio.

November 20:  Mars at 3 Degrees Pisces Square Jupiter in Sagittarius.  Beware of over “everything” on this day.  Be careful of over excitement, over doing, and being overly optimistic.  No, you really can’t run a marathon if you haven’t prepared for it!!

November 22, Thanksgiving Day, Sun Joins Jupiter in Sagittarius.  Sandwiched between Mars square Jupiter and Sun and Jupiter in Sagittarius, this can be a great day with lots of happy, optimistic energy.  Watch out for debating entrenched opinions and beliefs (Jupiter and Sagittarius) over the dinner table.  Much better to refrain from such conversations and to then take part in outdoor sports or some other physical activity (Mars).

November 28:  Sun, Jupiter and Mercury Conjunct in Sagittarius and Venus Opposition Uranus at 28 Degrees Libra/Aries.  The month ends on an optimistic note.  The Venus opposition can bring relationship stress, but it can also be a great day to do something fun and offbeat with someone you care about.

 

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Neptune Turns Direct November 23, 2017

Neptune turns direct on November 23, 2017 at 11 degrees Pisces.  The planet of confusion, delusion, illusion and high spiritual connection has been retrograde since June 16, 2017.

During Neptune’s retrograde period we were urged to rekindle our spiritual leanings and to let our compassionate, mystical side into our consciousness. Our intuition was extra high and we were more attuned to the higher realms.

 

Because Neptune is far removed from reality, some of us may have gave into our addictive, escapism tendencies.  Hard to diagnose health problems may have cropped up.  Or, maybe we were just bone tired for no discernible reason.

 

Neptune, as the ruler of the 12th house, wants us to slow down, draw inward and contemplate. When a planet is retrograde its inherent qualities are emphasized.  It’s as though we need to deal with a double whammy of the retrograde planet’s medicine.

 

Now, as Neptune goes direct, it is time to bring our spiritual and compassionate feelings and inclinations out into the open. Much of the fog and tiredness will dissipate.

 

Neptune rules music, movies, dance, and the arts so Neptune direct provides a spirit of celebration around our creative abilities and talents.  Those qualities have been in an incubation period for the last five months.  It’s now time to dance and sing (literally and figuratively).

 

Neptune direct will be felt most strongly by those with planets near 11 degrees of the mutable signs (Pisces, Gemini, Virgo and Sagittarius).

 

I am now doing readings that look at your year ahead, transits, solar arc directions and progressions at a 15% discount through the end of the year.  These readings make great Christmas gifts!  Contact me at http://astrology-classes.com/contact-us

May 2017, Astrological Transits That We Can Enbrace and Enjoy!

 

 

 

 

   Life is like riding a bicycle.
   To keep your balance you must keep moving.
   Albert Einstein

 

 

 

 

May brings welcome relief from the stagnant, yet chaotic and restless, energy that we all felt in April.  Anger, impatience, tiredness and frustration are now beginning to lift to be replaced by a more optimistic, yet grounded and realistic, energy pattern.

Venus went stationary direct on April 15 and Mercury follows in her footsteps by going stationary direct on May 3.  Jupiter continues its retrograde motion until June 8.  While Saturn and Pluto will remain retrograde, the retrograde energy is not felt as strongly on a day-to-day basis.  Make no mistake, the energy of retrograde Saturn and retrograde Pluto is still felt, it just doesn’t seem as urgent and stifling.

With the faster moving planets all moving forward and Saturn and Pluto retrograde, it is an excellent time to pursue your short-term goals, while also tweaking and improving your longer-term goals. It is easier to do so now with the new, lighter energy.

The Sun sextiles Neptune on May 3 bringer a dreamy quality to the day.  Nothing seems as hard-edged and urgent.  Kick back if you can and just enjoy the day.

That dreamy energy changes on May 9 when the Sun trines Pluto.  This trine gives you superb problem solving ability.  Your ability to concentrate and apply your willpower are intensified under this aspect.  Mercury conjunct Uranus on the 10th brings original, fresh (even surprising) ideas to aid you in sorting things out.

 

The veil is lifted on May 10 when the full Moon at 20 degrees Scorpio sextiles Pluto and trines Neptune.

Moon/Pluto aspects (especially with the full Moon) can bring up intense, buried and sometimes painful emotions.  However, it is an outstanding time to do deep meditation or to probe the depths of your motivations.

Old emotional patterns uprooted now may bring helpful ideas and insights at the May 25 new Moon at 4 degrees Gemini.

 

 

Then around May 11th and 12th we have some crazy Mars see-saw energy.

Mars square Neptune.  Mars square Neptune can bring questions around your life, your life direction and a general feeling of confusion.  This is not a good time to make decisions or to blindly follow the advice of others.  This transit can totally deflate your ego, so remember that it is only temporary (lasting only a day or two at most).  If possible spend time alone rather than mingling with others.

Mars trine Jupiter.  This is traditionally a risk-taking energy.  Risks taken now are likely to turn out well.  You have the desire and courage to make your own luck.  This is an extremely helpful aspect to further your career or to promote your business.

See what I mean by crazy and see-saw energy?  It seems that the universe is telling us to seek solitude so we can deal with any negative feelings and to then move forward optimistically and energetically.  Mercury trine Saturn and Mercury conjunct Uranus during this time period is, interestingly, giving us somewhat the same message.

Saturn trine Uranus on May 18 brings change (Uranus), but because of Saturn’s influence it isn’t a “wham” kind of change.  You have some control over how the change comes about.  This is a relatively slow moving transit so it is good for longer-term changes.  Learning a new craft or skill is especially favored under this transit.

Venus opposition Jupiter and then Venus square Pluto on May 19 through the 25th.

Mars sextile Neptune on May 28 is similar to Mars square Neptune discussed above, but the energy is milder and can be somewhat helpful.  It will bring a lower energy and, possibly, the need for solitude.  It is a good time to tune into your psychic abilities and to practice any spiritual disciplines.

The month ends with Mars opposite Saturn and Mars sextile Uranus.  Mars opposite Saturn acts like this:

  • You throw accelerant on a fire (Mars)
  • You douse the fire with water (Saturn)
  • You add kindling to the fire (Mars)
  • You throw a fire blanket over the fire to put it out (Saturn)
  • Repeat . . . . . .

This one requires lots of patience and you may have to bite your tongue and suppress your anger and simmering frustration quite a bit.

Mars sextile Uranus acts like this:

  • An accident happens (Mars/Uranus)
  • “Well it probably won’t be so bad after all – this insurance company is cooperating and it wasn’t my fault.”
  • Your car breaks down.
  • The repairs aren’t as bad as you thought they would be.
  • Repeat . . . . . .

June brings Venus trine Saturn (actually quite good) and Jupiter turning stationary direct (very good).

Enjoy the forward momentum!

10 Things to Do When Venus is Retrograde:


 
1. Check in on your value system. Your values change over time.

Are your actions and daily conduct in tune with your current values?

Or are they in tune with what your parents or some other “authority” told you should be your values?

 

2. Are the people in your life meeting your needs?

 

If not, can you negotiate with them to bring about a better outcome?

If not, is it time to let go of the relationship?

 

3. Are you meeting the needs of those close to you?

If not, how can you be a better lover, friend or family member?

If you no longer wish to try to meet those needs, what is the best way to withdraw from the conflict?

 

4. Do you want more love in my life?

If yes, what can you do to attract a lover, friend or other supportive person into your life?

 

5. What is your relationship with your pets.

Your pets are a reflection of your relationship to the world.

 

6. When was the last time you took a good look at your financial picture?

Venus retrograde is custom made for taking another look at how you earn and spend your money. Any tidying up of your money matters will pay dividends when Venus resumes forward motion.

 

7. Are you surviving or truly living?

If life has become a drudgery pit, Venus retrograde can help you revitalize your everyday existence. First, do some soul searching and then act decisively after Venus goes direct.

 

8. Is it time to change your outer appearance to make it more in tune with who you are or who you are becoming?  Venus is all about beauty and outer appearance. The Venus retrograde pause can help you reassess your public face.

If so, how can you begin to make those changes?

 

9. How can you change your life to express your true values?

If you are having trouble discerning your true values, look to where Venus is in your natal chart, the second house of your chart and the houses with Taurus and Libra on the cusp.

And Most Importantly:

10. Do you really and truly value and love yourself?

 

The more you love and value yourself the easier it will be to implement all of the other Venus retrograde benefits.

Consider booking an astrology reading if you need help with assessing where you are now in your life and help with reaching your goals.