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Current Moon Phase

Waning Gibbous Moon
Waning Gibbous Moon

The moon is currently in Aquarius

Astrology Transits May 2020 -Dancing Through Change

“The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance.” ― Alan Wilson Watts

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought unprecedented change to our individual and collective realities and perceptions.  As discussed in previous newsletters, we are moving toward a Pluto return, which will be exact in early February 2022. It takes Pluto approximately 248 years to make a complete revolution around the Sun. It is my belief that what we are now feeling is just a forewarning or preview of the huge transformation that we are moving towards.  We have certainly been feeling the once-in-a-lifetime shifts as Pluto, the planet of transformation, does its thing.

Indeed, the global pandemic will change our beliefs and ideas around safety, security, travel, the economy, groups and friends.  It has stripped away the non-essentials and forced us to look at what we really value (Pluto in Capricorn and Uranus in Taurus. 

This month we will experience four planets in retrograde motion. 

        Pluto turned retrograde on April 25 until October 4

Saturn turns retrograde on May 11 until September 29

        Venus turns retrograde on May 13 until June 25       

Jupiter turns retrograde on May 15 until September 13

Though retrogrades are often negatively viewed, they can be a blessing in disguise. Retrograde planets slow things down. We may feel like “nothing is moving” or “things are not moving fast enough.”  The blessing is that retrograde planets give us the time and the will to think things through and to proceed in a measured way.  These retrogrades are superb for re-assessing what we did wrong and what we did right and to correct those things that were not done as well as they should have been.

Overall, due to an abundance of Taurus energy, May is a good time to consolidate your finances and to enhance your material security.

May 3:  Venus Square Neptune at 20 Degrees Gemini/Pisces. This is a great time to remove yourself from all the chaos going on in the outside world and to watch an inspirational film or read an uplifting book.  Your judgment may be clouded now, so avoid making any life-changing decisions during the first week of May. Also be aware of becoming entangled in romantic (Venus) entanglements that may not be what they seem (Neptune).  However, May 4 when the Sun is conjunct Mercury will be conducive to communication such as writing and discussion. 

May 7:  Full Moon at 17 Degrees Scorpio.  This Scorpio full Moon is opposite the Sun and Mercury in Taurus.  Scorpio is an emotional water sign, while Taurus is a practical earth sign.  Both Scorpio and Taurus are fixed signs that tend to resist change. Look for set opinions relating to emotional issues versus a practical, pragmatic mind set.  Given the current COVID-19 pandemic, we may see high emotions around death and saving lives versus money and employment issues. Given the tension, you may be glad that you are home alone under this Scorpio full Moon.

May 10:  Sun Sextile Neptune at 20 Degrees Taurus/Pisces.  Sextiles typically bring a feeling of ease to whatever is going on in the world.  The Sun is your active ego or ability to made needed decisions.  Neptune tends to cloud all issues.  When combined in an easy aspect, it allows you to make decisions based on intuition.  Artistic projects are favored due to the high level of imagination and creativity now present. Mercury trine Jupiter at the same time, gives you good judgement based on all the data.  Depressive feelings may lift under this lovely optimistic (Jupiter) aspect.

May 11:  Mercury enters Gemini.Mercury Square Mars at 29 Degrees Taurus/Aquarius.  Trouble, irritations, arguments and conflict are the key words for this unpleasant day. Definitely not a good day to have “those conversations” or to provoke anyone.  Machines may act up.  Consider taking a solitary walk to calm your mind.  Mercury in Gemini ups your thinking capacity, so ideas flow freely, if erratically.

May 12:  Mars Enters Pisces.  Mars doesn’t enjoy being in Pisces, because Mars likes action and Pisces is more contemplative.  However, Mars in Pisces gifts you with high intuition and the will to pursue your spiritual path. Mars in Pisces does have a tendency to fire you up, while simultaneously zapping your energy.  Pace yourself and give yourself permission to rest when you can.  Mars moves into its home sign of Aries on June 26, which will make you wish you would have rested while you can.

May 17:  Sun Trine Jupiter at 27 Degrees Taurus/Capricorn.  Amidst all of the turmoil, this aspect is like an infusion of sunshine and roses.  Optimism reappears, though it is based on practicality (earth signs Taurus and Capricorn).  Expand your horizons and think big, as you make plans for your new reality.  We may all begin to understand that there really will be a pot of gold after the thunderstorm.  However, Mercury in hard aspect to Jupiter and Pluto warns us to temper our expectations.

May 20: Sun Enters Gemini.  See new Moon in Gemini below.  The Sun in Gemini will be somewhat the same, though the Sun is more active, while the Moon is more emotional and intuitional.

May 20:  Venus Square Neptune  See my interpretation of May 3 as that energy appears once again due to Venus’ retrograde motion.  Venus retrograde is an opportune time to compassionately work on relationship issues.

May 22:  New Moon at 2 Degrees Gemini.  The Gemini new Moon lets us start anew in all matters relating to communication.  The coming Gemini 28-day new Moon cycle is good for:

  • Reaching out to others (safely of course).
  • Re-evaluating our communication and social skills (or lack thereof). 
  • Taking short classes for enjoyment or for skill improvement.
  • Adding mental stimulation and variety.
  • Making a vow to listen more deeply.

Mercury conjunct Venus in Gemini on May 22 is a superb day for harmonious, clear conversation with a spirit of compromise and agreement.

Moon Movement During April 2020: Note:  The time of the Moon’s movement into a sign will vary depending on where you live.

May 1:  Moon in Leo May 2:  Moon enters Virgo
May 4:  Moon enters Libra
May 6:  Moon enters Scorpio
May 7:  Full Moon at 17 degrees Scorpio
May 8:  Moon enters Sagittarius
May 10:  Moon enters Capricorn
May 12:  Moon enters Aquarius
May 14:  Moon enters Pisces
May 17:  Moon enters Aries
May 19:  Moon enters Taurus
May 22:  New Moon at 2 degrees Gemini
May 22:  Moon enters Gemini
May 24:  Moon enters Cancer
May 27:  Moon enters Leo
May 31:  Moon enters Libra

Astrology Transits April 2020 -The Gift and the Shadow

All the beauty of life is made up of light and shadow.Leo Tolstoy

Life has taken a big turn since the last time I touched base with everyone via this newsletter. Someone compared our current situation to “watching a bizarre sci-fi movie,” which it certainly feels like sometimes. Because so much of our collective attention is focused on the COVID-19 crisis and the resultant financial insecurity, I am going to spend part of this newsletter astrologically addressing that phenomena.

First to set the stage: 

  • Neptune rules the immune system, influenza, danger through contagious disease and influenza-like illnesses.  In its highest light expression, it expresses as compassion for all. In its shadow expression it rules obstruction of the truth, widespread confusion and delusion.
  • Pluto rules viruses, death, the masses and the process of transformation.
  • Uranus and Saturn together rule panic and fear.
  • Mars rules fevers, anger, aggressive action and accelerates conditions.
  • Saturn rules pneumonia, limitation, worry, fear and responsibility.
  • Jupiter rules optimism, excess of all kinds and pneumonia.
  • Gemini and Mercury rule the lungs, pneumonia and lung troubles.
  • Moon rules dropsy, coughs, the masses, change, and fluctuations

It is my belief that the corona virus started on November 28, 2019, when the Moon was opposition Neptune and sextile the Saturn/Pluto conjunction in Capricorn.  Saturn and Pluto have been moving together in Capricorn for many months.  Those two heavy planets together rule government, business, education and the health care system. Capricorn rules the patriarchy, the 1%ers, and materiality over caring and humanity.

Saturn and Pluto moving together off and on for many months represent a seismic shift that has been slowly building.  I have been watching them for two years.  I knew something life changing was about to happen, but could not determine what it was.  Now I know.

Pluto, the planet of transformation, never projects his energy in a small way.  His energy is more aligned with annihilation — then a process of rebuilding.  Such rebuilding is always more secure and sustainable than the old, crumbling ideas and structures.  Saturn, the planet of limitation and responsibility, lets us know that austerity and responsibility will be needed to bring about this needed transformation.

The Saturn and Pluto energies came into sharp focus on January 12, 2020, when the South Node, Jupiter, Sun, Pluto, Saturn and Mercury were all in Capricorn.  Such a concentration of planets in Capricorn indicate a change in the structural regime, power plays, and the transformation and limitation of everything.

The last super full Moon in Virgo on March 9 opposite the Sun and Neptune in Pisces accelerated the need for healing and ushered in a health and healing crisis.  Pisces rules the immune system and one’s personal vulnerability.  The Virgo full Moon in opposition to Sun and Neptune illuminated the upcoming health crisis.

Our current situation is scary and promotes fear (Saturn), and we question the motives and knowledge of those in control (Pluto).  However, in so many ways, it has a positive overlay.  Our materialistic, alienated way of life was unsustainable, not only for us, but also for the health of Mother Earth herself.  Saturn, and then Mars, now in the air sign of Aquarius, bring a need for connection to others and to our earth.  We truly are our brother’s keepers.  We now realize that our actions can mean life and death for ourselves, for those around us and even to Mother Earth.

Stay safe and reach out to someone in your life by telephone or online. By doing so, you are letting Saturn express his highest good.  Giving in to fear and lack is letting Saturn express in his negative mode. Remember, that every planet, sign and house in astrology has both a positive and a negative meaning.  Now, more than ever, is the time to focus on expressing the positive and minimizing the negative.  Secondly, always remember that nothing can happen to you that is not shown in your birth chart.  Though untold numbers of people will suffer from the current COVID-19 crisis, many, many others will benefit. Be kind to yourself, take precautions and focus on the higher good for all.  Above all, remember the above Tolstoy quote:  “All the beauty of life is made up of light and shadow.”  The shadows of life serve to make the light even more beautiful.

March 30-April 1:  Mars Enters Aquarius; Mars Conjunct Saturn at 0‑to‑1 Degrees Aquarius.  Saturn entered Aquarius on March 21 and is now joined by Mars.  This is a paradigm-shifting movement and conjunction.  Saturn in Capricorn (often conjunct Pluto) was concerned with government, control, limitation, big business, and ego-driven materiality. Capricorn and Pluto in Capricorn were involved with political parties and common beliefs that structured (Saturn) the beliefs of a society.

Mars activates whatever it touches.  When it was in Capricorn, it activated the aforementioned energies. Now, as Mars moves to Aquarius and conjuncts Saturn, we are being forced to pay attention to where we are as a society and where we want to be.  We are learning that what we do on a daily basis affects all homo sapiens and all other earthly beings.

April 3:  Venus Enters Gemini; Mercury Conjunct Neptune at 19 Degrees Pisces.  Venus in Gemini until August 7, bodes well for communication and negotiations required to work out the massive problems associated with the COVID-19 outbreak.  Venus will turn retrograde at 22 degrees Gemini on May 13.  Venus in Gemini and Mercury conjunct Neptune is a loving, communicative, compassionate energy.  Use this energy to reach out to those who you have been out of touch with for some time or to volunteer in some way. 

April 6-8:  Mars Square Uranus at 4-6 Degrees Aquarius/Taurus; Mercury Sextile Jupiter/Pluto at 22-25 Degrees Pisces/Capricorn. Mars square Uranus signals a feisty, argumentative, chaotic time full of social upheavals, impatience and anger (Mars) around an unstable financial outlook  and conflicting values (Uranus in Taurus).

Mercury sextile Jupiter and Mercury sextile Pluto are wonderful for research and deep diving into possible treatments or cures for COVID-19.

April 7:  Full Moon at 18 Degrees Libra/Aries.  This Libra full Moon is a supermoon.  It is closer to the earth than any other full Moon this year.  Hopefully, we will have a clear sky, as it should be spectacular!

Astrologically, at the time of the Full Moon, Mars (action and aggression) is square Uranus (chaos and upheaval). Expect lots of discord between the federal, state and local governments and much disagreement about the best way to proceed.  Uranus, as the planet of breakthroughs, could force new ways of thinking about problems and new, innovative inventions being tested.

April 13-16:  Sun Square Jupiter/Pluto/Moon at 24-26 Degrees Aries/Capricorn. There could be large mood fluctuations (Moon/Jupiter) and also fluctuations in the need to act (Sun in Aries) versus the need to control situations (Pluto in Capricorn).  Stay calm and do something that you DO have control over.

April 22:  New Moon at 3 Degrees Taurus.  The new Moon in Taurus speaks to our resources and what we value.  It makes a square to Jupiter and Saturn in Capricorn/Aquarius.  The square is about the need to move forward boldly (Jupiter) balanced with the need to do so within the bounds of reality (Saturn).

April 25:  Mercury Square Pluto at 25 Degrees Aries/Capricorn. Lots of mental intensity and troubled thoughts now, with a possible touch of paranoia and overly controlling tendencies.  Not a menu I would be interested in.  Much better to use this time to plan constructive avenues of action under our new reality.

April 26:  Pluto Retrograde at 25 Degrees Capricorn.  Pluto turns retrograde until October 15, 2020.  Next month Venus, Jupiter, and Saturn will also turn retrograde.  It could bring a period of needed respite where we can all catch our breath and re-evaluate the new reality.

April 30:  Mercury Conjunct Uranus at 6 Degrees Taurus. We could experience radical and/or experimental ideas or inventions that lead to a breakthrough.  Money matters may be subject to wild ideas and news, but solutions could also move forward in a surprising way.

Moon Movement During April 2020: Note:  The time of the Moon’s movement into a sign will vary depending on where you live.

April 1: Moon in Cancer
April 2:  Moon enters Leo
April 4:  Moon enters Virgo
April 6:  Moon enters Libra
April 7:  Full Moon at 19 degrees Libra
April 8:  Moon enters Scorpio
April 10:  Moon enters Sagittarius
April 12:  Moon enters Capricorn
April 15:  Moon enters Aquarius
April 17:  Moon enters Pisces
April 20:  Moon enters Aries
April 22:  Moon enters Taurus
April 22:  New Moon at 3 degrees Taurus
April 25:  Moon enters Gemini
April 27:  Moon enters Cancer
April 29:  Moon enters Leo

For those who wonder, I am still doing astrology readings.  All of my readings during this time of social distancing are done via telephone or Zoom.  You can schedule a reading by sending me an email.

Beginning Astrology Class



Wednesday, February 12 through March 18, 2020, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

$210 for 6 weeks

Payable by Paypal, cash, and check (with approval)

The Spiritual Center
Suite 31, Third Street Center
520 S 3rd Street
Carbondale, CO 81623



Finally!  I am launching my first beginning astrology class in the Roaring Fork Valley.  This class is for total newbies, and for those who know some astrology, but have a hard time putting it all together.

We will start with the basics including:

  • What is a zodiac chart?

  • What are the houses and what do they mean?

  • How do the signs express in the houses and what do the signs mean?

  • What do the planets do and what do they mean in a chart?

  • What are planetary transits and how do they affect you?

By the end of the class, you will be able to read and understand your birth chart and to have a basic understanding of how transits affect you.

The last 30 minutes of each class will be devoted to looking at your individual astrology charts and to answering your astrological questions.

I need at least six people to sign up for the class, so tell all your friends and relatives.  The more people there are, the more we can learn from each other.

Send an email to to sign up for the class or if you have questions.  If you wish to receive a copy of your birth chart prior to class, please also send me your birth date, birth time and birthplace.  I’m looking forward to talking to you.


Astrology Transits February 2019 – Reality with Flow

Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them; that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like. ― Lao Tzu

The theme this month is “facing reality while staying in the flow.” It is time to make a choice about what really matters to you and to move forward with that choice without becoming confused or disillusioned.  All through 2019 as Saturn moves toward an exact conjunction with Pluto, we are charged with tidying up our unfinished business.  We need to be prepared in order to best use the profound changes that are coming with the Saturn/Pluto conjunction and the Capricorn stellium in January 2020. 

January opened with Mars in its own sign at zero degrees Aries.  That was a big shot of energy.  However, as January wore on the energy seemed to be thwarted by the preponderance of the more-sluggish Capricorn (Saturn) energy.  Everything seemed to take more energy than we had anticipated and we ended up with an exhausted, burnt-out feeling.

The first half of February starts off with another energy burst with Mars square to Pluto.  However, this (Mars/Pluto) aspect is much more volatile and more problematic.  Road rage, angry outbursts and hot confrontations of all kinds are possible until mid-month. 

February 1-3: Venus trines Uranus at 28 degrees Sagittarius/Aries before entering Capricorn on February 3.  This fiery trine lends an easy, but active, flavor to normally disruptive Uranus.  There could be traces of a rather pleasant “devil may care” vibe so long as you know your limits and stay safe.  Once Venus enters Capricorn, she becomes much more serious and conformist.

February 10:  Mercury Enters Pisces.  Our thinking processes become less focused and our day dreams more pronounced.  Mercury’s journey through Pisces is a good time to use Saturn in Capricorn to make concrete (Saturn) plans (Mercury) in furtherance of your dreams (Pisces). 

February 12-13: Mars Conjunct Uranus at 28 Degrees Aries.  This aspect is great for innovation, determination and shaking things up.  If you have been putting off a task or project, this conjunction can snap you out of your doldrums.  You can, however, act without thinking under its influence.  Practice mindfulness in all your actions in order to avoid accidents and mishaps.  Be wary of getting involved in disagreements.  The energy is much too “hot” to rationally settle conflicts.

February 14:  Valentine’s Day 2019.  With the Moon (emotions) square Neptune (confusion, illusion, delusion) and inconjunct the Venus/Saturn conjunction, this is not the best day for romantic liaisons.  In addition, The Mars/Uranus conjunction points to a low flash point in any minor disagreements.  The Moon in opposition to Jupiter (big expectations) increases the likelihood that any such disagreements will be totally blown out of proportion.  It would be much better to postpone your Valentine’s celebration until Saturday, the 16th (see Valentine Day’s chart below) when Mars has moved into Taurus and further away from Uranus.

February 16: Venus Sextile Neptune at 14 Degrees Capricorn/Pisces.  Venus in soft aspect with Neptune lends a romantic, dreamy quality to their two-day connection.  It’s not so good for business matters, so relax and enjoy the lovely planetary beams.  The next day, when Venus conjuncts Saturn will be a better time to pursue your heart’s desire and to make progress toward your financial goals.  The key now, and all month, is to dream big, plan well, work hard and then to release and go with the flow.

February 18:  Venus conjunct Saturn; Mercury conjunct Neptune; Sun enters Pisces and Sun Sextile Uranus.  This is another day when it may be best to stick to the status quo, though Sun sextile Uranus can bring in some excellent ideas from out of the blue.  Pay attention to your thoughts for surprising gems of wisdom.

February 19:  Super Full Moon at Zero Degrees Virgo/Pisces.  This is another good time to practice integration of reality with the ability to go with the flow.  You might also consider organizing (Virgo) any cluttered areas while listening to inspiring music amid a collection of scented candles (Pisces).  Enjoy!The month ends with a few, rather minor, Mercury and Venus aspects that will be felt for only a short time.  Next month, Mercury turns stationary retrograde.

I will be giving an astrology talk at The Spiritual Center, The Third Street Center, 520 S 3rd St., Carbondale, Colorado, on Sunday, March 31, at 10:00 AM.  I hope to see you there!
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