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

Waxing Gibbous Moon
Waxing Gibbous Moon

The moon is currently in Aquarius

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

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.


Mercury Retrograde December 2016



Mercury, the planet of communication, ideas and quick thinking is entering its shadow period before it goes stationary retrograde on December 19, 2016. We have all heard about Mercury retrograde and many of us have fears around what a Mercury retrograde will bring to our life.

It’s true that Mercury retrograde can bring:

  • Miscommunication. You thought you were meeting each other at 10th and Elm but one of you waits at 12th and Elm instead.
  • Glitches in all of your electronic devices: cell phones, computers, tablets, electronic thermostats, traffic lights, etc.
  • Slower reflexes and thought processes.
  • Travel problems: delayed or canceled flights, outdated maps or GPS instructions and booking errors. Be especially careful with distracted driving. Best to turn your cell phone completely off while driving.
  • Talking about cell phones, best to limit multi-tasking while on your cell phone—your brain is working slower and will not process information as efficiently during Mercury retrograde. This could result in running red lights, kitchen mishaps and a general lack of awareness of what is around you.

Here are some ways to successfully navigate the Mercury retrograde period:

  • Practice mindfulness.
  • Think before you speak.
  • Repeat appointments, addresses and directions out loud to help your brain remember and process information.
  • Back up your computer and make sure that any important paper copies are stored in a safe place.
  • Take care of any neglected car maintenance before Mercury turns retrograde on December 19.
  • Make sure that your virus scan software is up-to-date and working.
  • Use the Mercury retrograde period to rethink your plans and goals.
  • Revise those plans and goals as necessary.
  • Realign yourself to your highest truth about yourself, your goals and your life path.

Because both Neptune and Uranus will be out of their retrograde periods when Mercury turns direct on January 8, 2017, you will be in a great position to confidently move forward with your revised plans at that time.