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Astrology Transits January 2020 – Anticipation


We spend January 1st walking through our lives, room by room, drawing up a list of work to be done, tracks to be patched. Maybe this year to balance the list, we ought to walk through the rooms of our lives not looking for flaws, but for potential ― Ellen Goodman


The astrological news this month is dominated by the Cancer Full Moon Lunar Eclipse on January 10, at 2:21 PM in New York City, NY (adjust for your time zone).  Full Moons always have the Moon and the Sun in opposition. Planets in opposition show a conflict between the two signs and houses in which they are located.  Here, we have the Moon in Cancer in conflict with the Sun in Capricorn.  Employed mothers may find that issues around working at a job or profession (Capricorn Sun) causes angst because part of you wants to be home full time nurturing your family (Moon in Cancer).  It can also bring up issues around your chosen career.  You may ask yourself: Am I being nurtured at my workplace, or am I just an unseen cog in the wheel.” 

In any case, Full Moons, whether an eclipse or not, are about letting go.  Something, someone or a situation has outlived their usefulness or relevance in your life, so adjustments need to be made.  A Full Moon Eclipse is an excellent time to work out such dynamics. 

January 1, 12.01 am  – HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Moon conjunct Neptune at 16 Degrees Pisces.  Please, please pay special attention to the effects of alcohol and drugs on your system when the Moon is conjunct Neptune.  The Moon rules our emotions and Neptune rules our need to remove all boundaries and to just let things flow.  In addition, Neptune rules drugs and alcohol.  When it is prominent in your chart or transit chart, you are especially susceptible to the effects of any and all mind-altering substances.  As long as you don’t drive impaired, Moon conjunct Neptune is a great party aspect with nice romantic overtones.  Enjoy!

Areas that are prone to flooding could find a major water event during the time around this conjunction.

On a very positive note, Mercury conjunct Jupiter at 6 Degrees Capricorn is a great day to plan any business-expansion ideas.  Mercury (ideas) blended with Jupiter (expansion) in Capricorn (serious, reality-based plans) can help you advance towards success.

The time around January 1st is also highly favored for spiritual endeavors of all kinds.  Set your intentions and see what happens in the coming months!

January 7-8: Sun Sextile Neptune and Mercury Sextile Neptune at 16 Degrees Pisces.  As William Arthur Ward said:  “If you can imagine it, you can achieve it. If you can dream it, you can become it.”  Use this lovely energy to imagine your dreams into reality.

January 10:  Full Moon Lunar Eclipse at 20 Degrees Cancer/Capricorn Conjunct Mercury at 20 Degrees Capricorn and Saturn-Pluto at 22 Degrees Capricorn.

Full Moon Lunar Eclipses are always highly emotional and powerful. This Full Moon Lunar Eclipse is an exceptionally powerful Full Moon because of the Mercury, Saturn and Pluto conjunction to the Sun (and opposition to the Moon).  Emotional (Moon) power struggles (Pluto) are possible, especially if you feel that you are being restricted or limited (Saturn) by someone or something. 

Because both the Moon and Pluto rule the collective and the masses, we could hear about global political power struggles and skirmishes around this time.  On a physical level, the pull of gravity is extra strong around all full Moons.  Because this Full Moon is opposed by Pluto, the earth may be subject to earthquakes and volcanic eruptions (Pluto rules the underground), as well as exceptionally high tides and water events (Moon opposing Sun).

The Cancer Lunar Eclipse will be felt most strongly by those with planets from 15 to 25 degrees of the Cardinal signs (Capricorn, Aries, Caner and Libra). Use this strong energy to understand your emotions (Moon).  What do you really want?  Who or what is standing in your way?  and How can you transform (Pluto) those obstacles into a place of power (Pluto) for yourself?

January 11-14: Sun/Mercury/Saturn/Pluto stellium in Capricorn Continues.  Uranus turns direct on at 2 Degrees Taurus.  Sun conjunct Pluto is exact on January 13.  Though Sun/Pluto aspects can bring power struggles and issues, there is an exciting upside to this powerful energy manifesting right after the lunar eclipse.  The Sun gives you the impetus to strive towards the best and to shine the light on what needs to be transformed (Pluto).  Additionally, Pluto gives you the will and fortitude to power through any obstacles.  Use this energy wisely and you could see big accomplishments as you move into 2020.

Each of us will feel more movement around us once Uranus turns direct, especially those of you with planets in the early degrees of Taurus, Leo, Scorpio and Aquarius. Dare to move outside your comfort zone to explore new and exciting opportunities.

January 13:  Venus Enters Pisces. Venus brings a loving energy into the compassionate sign of Pisces.  Enjoy romance, spiritual pursuits and open-hearted giving during her journey through Pisces.

January 20:  Sun Enters Aguarius. Sun in Aquarius brings relief from the rather serious Sun in Capricorn energy we have been experiencing.  Groups and friends and all kinds of social gatherings dominate the scene.  Let go of some of the “should” and just enjoy the spontaneous energy of Sun in Aquarius.

January 22:  Sun Square Uranus at 2 Degrees Aquarius/Taurus. You may feel at little edgy and restless during this transit.  Take a walk to clear that restive energy and let the unexpected, sometimes amazing insights flow.  Inventive insights are the order of the day under Sun square Uranus.

January 27-28:  Venus Conjunct Neptune at 16 Degrees Pisces.  Venus conjunct Neptune is joined by the Moon on the 28th when it moves into Pisces.  Treat yourself to a luxurious candlelight bath or engage in your favorite spiritual ritual.  Your intuition and creativity are high, so pay attention to psychic impressions now. 

Mars square Neptune on the 28th adds a punch to the contemplative energy.  You may be feeling tired but wired.  Give yourself permission to take some quiet time.


I will be teaching a beginning astrology class in Carbondale, Colorado the middle of February 2020.  Though plans are not finalized, I anticipate a 1-plus hour class every Wednesday evening for 6 weeks. I need at least 8 people to sign up in order to hold the class.  Let me know if you are interested:

Stay tuned for more information.


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Have a wonderful New Year and enjoy year 2020!!




Astrology Transits July 2019 – Change Is In The Air


Looking behind I am filled with gratitude.

Looking forward I am filled with vision.

Looking upwards I am filled with strength. 

Quero Apache Prayer




The Moon and the North and South Nodes of the Moon hold a prominent place in the emotions and events of July 2019.  The Moon shows our emotions and what we hold very close to our heart.  I have always felt that, in many ways, the Moon sign and aspects are even more important than our Sun sign and aspects.  If you want to know a person on an outer level learn about their Sun sign.  If you want to learn about a person on a deeper, more intimate level, learn about their Moon sign.

The Moon rules the sign of Cancer, children and the fourth house of home in our birth chart.  This month with Venus, Sun and Mars transiting Cancer and with two eclipses highlighting Cancer, it is time to examine your emotional security needs and to bring peace within yourself about any lingering family/nurturing issues.  If you are wanting to start a family, the strong Cancerian energy just might bring about a new pregnancy.

July 3:  Venus Enters Cancer. Venus in Cancer through July 27 emphasizes home and family issues and those you care about.  This includes your children and furry children.

July 4:  New Moon Solar Eclipse at 10 Degrees Cancer.  With the Sun conjunct the Moon in Cancer you will find that you are feeling more sensitive and more aware of your emotions at this time. You might want to consider the emotional connections to those in your life. Allow yourself to tune into, and feel, your emotions.  Solar eclipses are a time of change and a time to contemplate a new cycle.  How would it feel to change what is no longer working for you?


July 9:  Mercury Turns Retrograde at 4 Degrees Leo.  Despite the negative stories we hear regarding Mercury retrograde, Mercury retrograde in Leo is a wonderful time to re-think your ideas around inspiration, individuality and leadership. When Mercury moves backward into Cancer on July 19, watch out for over sensitivity to the words of others.  Your reaction may be ruled more by your emotions than the actual context of what was said.

As always with Mercury retrograde, your words and ideas may come out garbled or even completely different than what you intended.  A useful tip is to repeat what you say and to make sure that your words are perceived the same by both you and the recipient(s).  Mercury Turns stationary direct at 24 Degrees Cancer on July 30.

Meanwhile, the Sun in Cancer opposes Saturn at 17 Degrees Capricorn.  This powerful aspect can bring a feeling of restriction and the possibility of feeling overly responsible, emotionally drained and excessively weary.  Practice giving yourself more love and allow yourself to temporarily withdraw from the fray. As with everything in astrology, the planets promise that “this too shall pass.”  This opposition will be felt most strongly by those with planetary placements in Cancer, Capricorn, Libra and Aries.

July 11:  Grand Trine Formed by Moon in Scorpio, Sun in Cancer, and Neptune in Pisces.  This watery grand trine brings a sense of ease to those with significant planetary placements in Scorpio, Cancer or Pisces, though emotions will run high.  

Mars in Leo Square Uranus in Taurus brings a feeling that something is about to happen.  The feeling could be likened to that of “waiting for the other shoe to drop.”

July 14:  Sun Opposition Pluto at 22 Degrees Cancer/Capricorn.  Difficult energy prevails leading up to the Lunar Eclipse.  There is a tug of war between your need to withdraw and protect yourselves and the  need to do what others expect of you.

July 16:  Lunar Eclipse with Moon at 24 Degrees Capricorn Opposing Sun in Cancer.  Beware of taking things personally, particularly in business/family dynamics.  It is time to consider letting go of those people, places and things that no longer feed your soul and emotional body.  There could be a few tears with this one, but it can act as a catalysis for moving toward a more fulfilling emotional life.

July 17-21:  Venus in Cancer opposing Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn and Trine Neptune in Pisces.  Venus in Cancer trine Neptune in Pisces is a lovely aspect that denotes a loving, imaginative, compassionate energy.  However, Venus opposing Saturn and Pluto  in Capricorn is harsh reality coupled with a strong need to totally transform something in your life.  With two competing energies in force, I would advise you to face the cold, hard reality of your life, but to temper it with a super dose of love and compassion for yourself and others.  With Neptune, things are never as they seem.  You are challenged to see beneath the veil during this unsettling time.

July 23:  Sun Enters Leo.  Time to shine, lead and express your individuality.  Sun in Leo lightens the moody Cancer energy we have been experiencing.  Time to get out and play in the Sun.

July 28:  Venus Enters Leo.  Venus in Leo until August 21 puts the emphasis on creativity, fun and entertainment.  This is a super time to emphasize and re-energize any creative projects that have been on hold.

July 29:  Sun at 6 Degrees Leo Square Uranus in Taurus. Sun square Uranus promises to add a sizzling, super-charged energy to the last days of July 2019.  This energy can be challenging, but can bring in eureka moments.  Pay attention to random thoughts and events and expect the unexpected! Those of you with planets in the fixed signs (Taurus, Leo, Scorpio and Aquarius) may find this unsettling energy challenging.  Best to just go with the flow and to let inspiration prevail.

July 31:  New Moon at 8 Degrees Leo.  This ultra-creative Leo new moon invites socializing, unleashing your playful side and expressing your creative muse.

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Astrology Transits July 2018 – Eclipse Season of Change



Try not to resist the changes that come your way. Instead let life live through you.

And do not worry that your life is turning upside down.

How do you know that the side you are used to is better than the one to come? — Rumi



As we enter another “eclipse season” we are once again asked to look at where we need to make changes in our life. Because the solar and lunar eclipses involve the “lights” they have a big impact on our life. The upcoming eclipses are:

Partial Solar Eclipse July 12, 2018, at 20:41 degrees Cancer

Total Lunar Eclipse July 27, 2018, at 4:44 degrees Aquarius/Leo

Partial Solar Eclipse August 11, 2018 at 18:41 degrees Leo

June 29 – Mercury enters Leo until September 5. While transiting Leo, Mercury turns retrograde on July 25.

June 30 – Mercury square Uranus at 1.58 Leo/Taurus. Watch for set opinions and ideas and sudden ideological skirmishes. All matters that involve communication should be handled carefully. Expect the unexpected! With both planets in fixed signs there is a strong undercurrent of stubbornness and fixed opinions to be dealt with. Tread carefully.

July 5-July 8 – Sun trine Jupiter at 13 Cancer/Scorpio. Enjoy this lovely, optimistic trine aspect. Holiday fun and family gatherings should go smoothly. Because Mars opposes Mercury, you do need to be extra careful driving when out and about.

July 8 – Sun trine Neptune at 16 degrees Cancer/Pisces. This time period is like a cool, green oasis in the midst of a hot, chaotic, challenging terrain. It fosters a feeling of compassion, spirituality and harmony when sharing your views of the world with others.  Use this time to meditate, pray and commune with those in your spiritual family.

July 9 – Mercury square Jupiter at 13 degrees Leo/Scorpio. The energy takes a turn on the 9th when communication around your beliefs becomes problematic. Travel could also be problematic, so leave plenty of time for delays and double check your itinerary.

July 10 – Venus enters Virgo. Jupiter turns direct at 13.20 Scorpio. Jupiter resuming direct motion is good for business endeavors of all kinds. If you have had a project that you just couldn’t move forward, Jupiter direct should help move things along.

July 12-13 – Solar Eclipse at 20:41 Cancer opposing Pluto at 19.58 Capricorn. The solar eclipse occurs at a new Moon when the Moon is conjunct the Sun (see the eclipse chart below). Since the Moon relates to our emotional life and the Sun relates to our outer, visible life, this conjunction is about integrating the Moon’s emotional needs with how you live your everyday life.

Sun opposing Pluto at 19-20 degrees Cancer/Capricorn. Because the eclipse opposes Pluto, there is a considerable amount of intense challenge connected to this eclipse. Sun in opposition to Pluto is a challenging energy that unleashes tension and power struggles. Be careful about engaging in such tussles, especially with regard to work or family issues. Because Pluto rules the masses and political machinations, such power struggles can manifest on a global scale.

Venus trine Uranus at 1 to 2 degrees of Virgo/Taurus. The Venus trine Uranus helps to mitigate the Sun opposition Pluto energy, though with Uranus you can always expect the unexpected.

This eclipse will be especially important for those with planets or the angles near 20 degrees of Cancer, Libra, Capricorn and Aries.


July 20-22 – Mars conjunct South Node at 5 degrees Aquarius. Venus sextile Jupiter at 12 degrees of Virgo/Scorpio. Retrograde Mars conjunct the South Node can bring people back into your life and/or reactivate conditions from an earlier time.

July 26 – Mercury turns retrograde at 23:26 Leo.

July 27 – Total Lunar Eclipse at 04:44 Aquarius/Leo. This total lunar eclipse packs a wallop in more ways than one. In a total eclipse, the Sun and Moon are very close in orb to the Nodes, which brings a strong fated quality to the event. In addition, the Moon is conjunct Mars; the Sun is opposing Mars; and Mars is square Uranus. Moon/Sun/Mars/Uranus means that:

  • Everyone will be feeling emotionally over stimulated (Moon).
  • There is a feeling that our ego (Sun/Mars) is being threatened and we may feel a strong need to protect our emotional and physical territory.
  • Probability of erratic, chaotic or unexpected events (Uranus/Mars) is high. Be extra, extra careful on the road (accidents and road rage) or when handling dangerous objects or substances.
  • Explosions, fires and natural disasters are likely (volcanoes, earthquakes, etc. (Mars and Uranus).
  • Stay away from family or relationship disputes and hot spots until after the August 11 eclipse and the end of the eclipse season (end of August).

This eclipse will be felt most strongly by those with planets or angles near 4 degrees Leo, Scorpio, Aquarius or Taurus.

If you keep your wits about you, Mars retrograde in Aquarius is superb for detaching from the craziness all around you so you can objectively reinvent those things or attitudes that need to be tweaked.

On a positive note, Venus in opposition to retrograde Neptune is good for tuning into your spiritual self. Saturn square Chiron helps calm the energy and can offer big healing rewards to those who are able to use the energy of the two eclipses to bring about any much-needed transformation.


Solar Eclipse in Aquarius – Breaking Out

When she transformed into a butterfly,
the caterpillars spoke not of her beauty,
but of her weirdness.
They wanted her to change back into what she always had been.
But she had wings.
Dean Jackson, The Poetry of Oneness

This partial solar eclipse at 27 degrees Aquarius is like a brilliant opening in the universe.  The February 15 solar eclipse is part of the Saros Series 1 South that started on August 24, 1729.  This family of eclipses has the nature of the New Moon with Mercury, Mars and Jupiter.  The eclipse family brings this ancient energy into the present day.  If this eclipse falls prominently in your birth chart, it will bring you new ideas (Mercury), optimism (Jupiter) and the urge to take action (Mars).  Keep these energies in mind as we look at the current eclipse chart.

The chart for this solar eclipse shows:



Sun and Moon conjunct at 27 degrees Aquarius.

Mercury conjunct the eclipse at 25 degrees Aquarius.

Uranus at 25 degrees of Aries in sextile to Mercury and the eclipse.

Pluto in Capricorn sextile Jupiter at 22 degrees of Scorpio.

Part of Fortune 11 degrees Leo (same degree as January 31, 2018 eclipse).

Mars at 12 degrees Sagittarius square Neptune at 13 degrees Pisces.



Do you see how this Aquarius solar eclipse has some of the same energy as the very first eclipse in this Saros series with a little extra added?


Putting all this together, this eclipse is a message from the universe to breakout, breakthrough, awaken, and to express originality, innovation and independence.  It is the cosmos signal to you that it is time to break out of your cocoon despite what the naysayers might believe.  Altogether, this is fantastic energy for breaking out of a rut and moving boldly toward your hopes and wishes. 


The downside is that this energy can upset your natural rhythms leading to hyperactivity and insomnia.  Also, be aware that because Uranus is sextile Mercury and the Sun/Moon, expect the unexpected.  Startling events and news of such events can happen out of the blue.  Possible water news such as flooding and tsunami warnings (Neptune) could be in the news.  Follow up events that happened around June 21, 2017, could be revived at this time.


The best way to handle this intense, yet exciting, energy is to:


  • Pay attention to and listen to sudden insights that appear to you out of the blue.
  • Realize that startling news can surface at any time.
  • Stay loose and go with the flow.
  • Always keep your goals in mind.
  • Let go of what is no longer serving you. Be ready for new opportunities.


Due to Uranus, this eclipse can be volatile.  Uranus is a wild-card planet that cannot be predicted.  But it can also bring surprising insights and opportunities.  Solar eclipses are about letting go of what is no longer serving you.  Clearing your life of unnecessary and unhelpful influences will allow you to take of advantage of any new opportunities that come your way.

You might also enjoy my post on the Janury 31, 2018, total lunar eclipse in Leo.

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