Sun in Aries Spring Equinox March 20, 2018
12:15 pm ET
The day the Sun stands still if you live on the equator. This is always a day most of us in the Northern hemisphere look forward to, the growth of warmth and light. We know the light has been increasing since the Winter Solstice but now, if you remember your basic earth science, you know the tilt of the earth favors the Sun spending more time in the northern hemisphere. Hence warmer temperatures and the growing season begins.
What does this mean for you and the Astrology of the times? Aries has always been about initiating action, starting anew, creating from instinct and without too much forethought, in some ways it is childlike innocence. Think about how it was when you were a child, how you could do anything you wanted, anything you dreamt up. You did things without knowing it couldn’t be done. Every year we get this innocent burst of energy when the planets move into Aries. How are you going to use it?
The first connection the Sun makes once in Aries is a square to Mars in Capricorn. The first aspect a planet makes in a new zodiac sign sets a major tone for the time the planet is in that sign.
What is the tone with this aspect between the Sun and Mars? The Sun in Aries wants to launch into action without thinking and so does Mars usually since his natural sign is Aries, but Mars is in Capricorn now, Capricorn says we should be doing what is responsible, what is our duty. It is asking what have we earned, or are we working toward a long range goal.
The Sun and Mars Square in Aries and Capricorn is not about being overly reactive which Aries alone can be. It say plan ahead to take action in a meaningful way. I would like you to set goals as soon as you read this and when the Sun enters Aries on March 20th and the days that follow we can actually get a lot done. But there is more to come so read on.
March 19 and 20 depending on your time zone, Mercury and Venus are conjunct in Aries. Venus is aggressive in Aries and not her usual feminine self; she has rough edges and goes after whatever it is she wants. Mercury in Aries will act similarly but through his words. With the two of them together it may look like two siblings trying to out talk each other, talking over each other, arguing their point and not listening to what the other has to say. Only hearing them-selves or seeing their point of view. It can also feel overly stimulating, we may be bombarded with more news then usual during this first week of spring. If you are in a relationship then this transits may not feel like siblings at all. Maybe for you it is your spouse or partner that you’re having a major debate with.
You see over the last few weeks Mercury and Venus have been running together, on March 5th Mercury finally caught up to Venus in Pisces and they shared their dreams of the future. On March 19/20 Venus caught back up with Mercury in Aries and we get the lively conversations I just wrote about.
The reason Venus caught up with Mercury is on March 22nd Mercury will be stationing to go retrograde. Over the coming 6 weeks as Mercury retrogrades and moves back and forth in Aries we will be reevaluating our prior agreements, conversations, and activity. We are given a chance to slow down and not get burnt out.
There are numerous minor aspects that happen during the rest of the first week of Aries. There will be more details on these aspects in my daily video forecasts that you will find on the media page of my web site.
On March 28 Venus and Uranus are conjunct, this is sudden changes in the things you value and love. Let me break this sentence down a little bit for you. Venus is what we love and value that includes money, personal possessions and our intimate relationships. While Venus is in Aries we are aggressive about these things, going for whatever we want. Think of Wonder Woman in her battle scenes fighting for what she believes in and values. Uranus in Aries is about feeling independent and breaking free from a normal routine. Today we may feel edgy and in turn take steps toward our freedom, breaking from anything that may have felt restrictive. We need to feel free, but not 2 days later on March 30/31 Venus enters her own sign of Taurus and she is happy, at home, grounded and feeling secure once again. This is the woman who has fought for what she wants and now that she has it she feels secure.
Saturday March 31st we have the Full Moon in Libra. Typically this Full Moon is about bringing a level of awareness in regards to our partnerships and important relationships, and it will but this Full Moon also has other components that energize things even more. The Astrology is this; retrograde Mercury in Aries is conjunct the Sun which means it is opposite the Moon. This can trigger arguments and miscommunication, mainly because people are not listening fully.
We also have Mars and Saturn at the halfway point between the Full Moon, Sun and retrograde Mercury? It is called a cardinal “T” square.
The exact conjunction of Mars and Saturn is April 2nd but they are close enough during this Full Moon to create additional energy that is activated with the Full Moon.
What do we feel and or see around us? We are feeling the need to take action, move toward what we want, our goals especially the ones that are partner related.
But with Mars and Saturn squaring the Full Moon and retrograde Mercury this can feel especially stressful. Square aspects create tension and obstacles that we need to overcome. This will express itself through dynamic conversations and debates that we will feel emotionally charged around. This is a heavy duty Full Moon thanks to these additional planets.
So now you have heads up, tread lightly but in the direction of your convictions. If you want you can defuse any situation before the Full Moon peaks. But we can’t do this for everything because many things happen outside of us and are not part of our own doing.
Now on to April 2nd and the exact conjunction of Mars and Saturn in Capricorn, these two planets are known as malefic, the two planets that create the most stress and hard work. But Mars is very happy in this sign because he can focus his abundant energy and get a lot done. Saturn is in his rulership in this sign and he is happy too.
So what is the problem then? The main concern for many people with this connection is if you are not use to hard work and you don’t want to step up and work hard during a transit like it will feel stressful because we are being asked to work hard. If we choose to be lazy and push our work off on someone else or wait till the last minute to do our job, we will feel the pressure even more so then if we had done what we should have done to begin with. This is why Mars and Saturn may feel bad to people, because we are being lazy when we should be working hard.
So don’t be lazy now, step up and work, stop procrastinating, NOW is the time to work super hard and get ahead, not slack off and then stress out because we are playing catchup. What a hard few days from the Full Moon March 31 to Mars Saturn conjunction on April 2nd.
April 5th retrograde Mercury will square Saturn exactly, he also did this on March 10th so look back to that date and what communications, agreements, or contracts you were working on? April 5th is the day we will have a chance to make further adjustments if needed. On April 26th the same aspect happens again but this time Mercury is direct and we have a final look at whatever we have been going through. This is the product way to use retrograde Mercury. Pay attention to March 10th, April 5th and April 26th.
April 7th Venus in Taurus trines Saturn in Capricorn and we feel secure, valued, like we have worked so hard and we are finally getting the financial reward or solid relationship we deserve. It truly is this simple; we get back what we have worked so hard for.
On April 11th Venus makes the same connection to Mars. This reminds me of a really good project that we love working on, the first aspect with Saturn rewards us and that in turn gives us the push we need to continue on to whatever is next when Venus trines Mars.
I hope you have a fun project that is interesting to work on during this transit.
April 15th Mercury is stationary and moving direct today. So that means this is one of those days when we usually do feel the stresses of Mercury. Not a lot of communications on the day Mercury is standing still. It is also the New Moon in Aries today 9:57 pm ET. I always tell my clients and students to set goals at New Moons, but lately since all the New Moons have been at such late degrees we need to give the New Moon some time to breath.
Todays’ issue in setting New Moon goals is due to Mercury being stationary; it just might not feel very easy. Late tonight or tomorrow when the Moon conjuncts Uranus we will feel more inspired.
The final aspect for the month that is Aries is Saturn will go retrograde on April 17th. But no worries Saturn in Capricorn retrograde is all about checking up on our reputation, how have we done so far since Saturn moved into Capricorn on December 19th? Maybe we need to rework something, double check what we have done so far. With Mars applying pressure to Saturn recently we may have moved too quickly or not. If you did then this time will help.
Always remember everyone is an individual and not all transits will apply to everyone. For you own personal input and sessions, please email me or connect me through my website.
Brightest blessings, Dorothy
Sun in Pisces February 18, 12:18 pm ET to March 20
This year when the Sun enters Pisces at 12:18 pm ET we will still be feeling the effects of the New Moon in Aquarius Solar eclipse from a few days ago. Consciously or unconsciously we have been setting goals or feeling the need to do something that is for the betterment of all. There are so many things changing in unpredictable ways to get us out of our ruts.
When we choose to set goals during New Moons and especially during an eclipse in Aquarius we are inspired and motivated to make changes. Now with the Sun moving through Pisces over the next 30 days we will take the energy from Aquarius and bring it into Pisces. This means we will start to integrate the prior months’ activates, inspirations and goals by figuring out how we can include everyone in the things that matter to us. Find a new level of understanding, compassion and forgiveness if needed. We may be breaking away from restrictions and boundaries, ushering in a sense of oneness and feeling complete.
You see Pisces knows no boundaries and is limitless and with the Sun moving through Pisces and the Pisces portion of your chart some of the fog that Pisces can embody will be burned away now so we can see what is happening with a little more clarity then usual in that section of your life. (The section/house will vary from person to person).
The first big transit I want to write about is Venus in Pisces it will connect to Neptune in Pisces on February 21st but I know we will be feeling this all week starting around the 19th. This is romantic sweet love, soul mates, unconditional love. A much better Valentine’s day then February 14th. It can also be but not limited to, not seeing the truth about someone, having the wool pulled over our eyes, not being told the truth.
We may also simply get lost in our dreams, have a hard time staying grounded or play hooky and take off for the beach, lake, or art museum. This whole week feels like that and it does happen to be a school vacation week for many people so escaping from reality will be easy for some. If you are at work this week it might not be easy to stay focused so go with the flow as much as possible and give everyone room to be. The less restrictions we place on ourselves and others right now the better.
On February 25th Mercury catches up with Neptune, he is about 4 days behind Venus right now so whatever Venus bring up, read the last paragraph, Mercury will now have us talking about it. When Mercury conjuncts Neptune we may have enlightening conversations about spirituality, mysticism, and things unseen, talk about our love relationships and soul mates. Our imaginations may take off and we can create some amazing art or poetry or just find a way to hit pause in our busy lives.
One the same day Feb 25th we also have Venus square to Mars, and on Wednesday the 28th Mercury square to Mars, this is edgy energy were we may feel irritated if things are not going our way but we don’t know why thanks to the unclear nature of Pieces. The way to handle these transits is to take your time and be as clear as you can about what you mean and ask questions if you don’t understand something someone else is saying. Misunderstandings and then being upset with ourselves because things weren’t clear may be prevalent.
On March 1st we have Venus trine Jupiter this is easy going energy. Most things are easy to do and accomplish today. While it is a fast moving transit I also think it is one of the best transits of the year for beautifying, inspiration and welcoming abundance. Do your best to feel the feelings associated with going with the flow, happiness and abundance.
We also have the Full Moon at 11 Virgo 7:51 pm ET March 1st. The Full Moon in Virgo means we need to look at the details now. This has not been the case so far this month since we have simply been going with the Pisces flow. So this evening set aside some time for yourself to look at the details of your life right now. What is working, what is not and then do a ritual that you are comfortable with to let go of the things you have identified as not useful anymore.
Another way we could use this Full Moon is to sit down and see how we can bring our dreams into reality by making a list. Writing your dreams out on paper is a good first step to making them real. Virgo loves details and lists so don’t be shy write it all out this is a great way to stop your head from spinning with too many ideas.
The next big day I want to focus on is Sunday March 4th when the Sun and Neptune conjunct as well as Mercury and Venus and Chiron. All of these guys are in Pisces. With the Sun and Neptune conjunct today may feel surreal and we might be a bit spacey. I think we should plan on relaxing a lot today and staying away from hard chores or strict rules will feel easy to do. I have said this before about Pisces but I will repeat myself. Today is great day to relax, take a walk, connect to the ocean or nature, or get lost in book or movie. Go to the museum, pull out an old art project or do a puzzle.
What I am about to say will not be true for everyone as we each have our own lives and charts so don’t make an issue where you do not have one, if anything written here does not fit just move on.
Now that we have Mercury, Venus and Chiron in a Stellium (3 or more conjunct) we have an opportunity to heal old wounds in regards to love relationships or close bonded relationships like siblings, parents, best friends. The old wounds will most likely be something has been said that was painful and stuck with us. Todays’ connection is an opportunity to understand on a deeper level, a spiritual level for some, the why and how of a situation that has come and gone. Most of the time if we have a wound like this there is no talking to the other person so we need to do it on our own. I have done this process myself and it works really well.
Set your sacred space and go into meditation, invite the spirit of your person into the space with you (living or not does not matter when inviting the spirit in), but only invite them there in love. This process cannot be done from any other space then love. Now you can start talking, tell them how you feel, the pain you feel, whatever it is, have the conversation that you want have. After that thank them for coming, bless them, and forgive them in whatever way is possible for you and the circumstance. Close your sacred space and move on. The healing that can occur on a day like this will be on the spiritual level, you may never even have a psychical conversation with anyone. They may never know you have done this but the peace and healing you achieve from doing this is deep and for you. I hope you will give it a try.
March 5 or 6 east coast/west coast, Mercury enters Aries and stays in Aries till May 13th because he will be retrograde this month, more on that later. We also have Venus entering Aries on March 6th.
The details, Mercury in Aries is outspoken, direct, to the point, not afraid to say what is on his mind and will stop at nothing to be heard. Where ever your Aries is be ready to speak up and out. He doesn’t retrograde till March 22nd so for now we will speak freely and with excitement. He will however start to slow down around the 15th in preparation to retrograde on the 22nd. This is the time that our outspokenness may come back and bit us in the butt. We can be forewarned but sometime we just have to say what is on our minds, whether there are consequences or not. During the retrograde period we will be able to integrate and assimilate the information we are gathering now.
We also have Venus in Aries now till March 30th. This is not her favorite sign because it is masculine, assertive, and even aggressive at times and Venus is not this. But when a planet is in a sign they get their marching orders from the sign. This means we will be assertive in regards to our love relationships, earning or spending money and ready to defend the things we love and value.
March 8th the Great Benefic Jupiter is stationary to retrograde, Jupiter takes all month to move just 2 degrees when changing direction and that means we are focused right now on the fixed signs around 21, 22, 23 degrees, Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, Aquarius. If you have planets in these signs and degrees then March and April, and again next year, there will be some significant changes that are for our best no matter what they look like now. The details, and there will be many, will depend on the personal connections Jupiter makes to your chart. We need to also look to the eclipse dates of August 21, 2017 and February 15, 2018 and what you had going on than because Jupiter is squaring off to the eclipse locations as well. Much change is upon us.
March 10 and 11 Mercury will square Saturn and Mars will trine Uranus. March 13th Venus squares Saturn. With the squares to Saturn over a period of a few days we will be able to see where we are stuck on certain ideas and ways of doing things. The trine with Mars and Uranus promises lively debates and a lot of movement. Try not to hang on to your old ideas too hard, if you do something could break.
March 17th is kind of funny to me, St Patrick’s Day and the New Moon in Pisces. Both Pisces and this day are well known for drinking. Pisces is also good for escaping reality and finding bliss.
The New Moon begins at 9:12 am ET so if you are up for it the next day or two is prime time for setting new goals related to Pisces item. They are imagination, universal love, spiritual healing, compassion, fantasy, being psychic and sensitivity. If you would like to increase any of these things in your life now is the time to write out your goals and get started because every New Moon starts a new 3 year cycle, what do you want to start growing?
March 17th we also have Mars entering Capricorn, both Mars and Capricorn is focused on getting things started. The changes that Mars inspires in this sign over the next 8 weeks will feel like work and be related to our careers, aspirations, ambitions, what we are responsible for and what we think is solid.
There is more about this but not till April 1st. So come back and read Aries when we get closer to spring.
Brightest Blessings, Dorothy
Sun in Aquarius January 19 – February 18 2018
Including 2 eclipses
What does Aquarius hold for us? Besides numerous small aspects which I will talk about here, we will have 2 eclipses coming while the Sun is in Aquarius. Mars enters Sagittarius and Mercury enters Aquarius.
With the Sun moving into Aquarius on January 19th at 10:09 pm ET we will feel a slight shift from the structure and boundaries of the Sun in Capricorn. We have had a lot of other planets in Capricorn with the Sun, they were Pluto, Saturn and Venus, and this did amplify the Capricorn energy quite a bit.
So how does the Sun express itself when in this sign? We are more cerebral, thinking things through, analyzing and thinking 20 steps ahead. Aquarius is a fixed air sign and that is why we Astrologers talk about intellect and thinking when we speak of Aquarius. Aquarius and its ruling planet Uranus is also known for making sudden changes and this is true and not true at the same time. If you have observed an Aquarius you will notice once their mind is made up about something there is no changing it. But what we, as outsiders, don’t see is how much an Aquarius has thought something through before making what appeared to be a sudden change. Aquarius is also very good at seeing the bigger picture and what is good for the whole, not necessarily the individual so they can have a hard time connecting to people and feeling overly social. This is the overall feeling we will get behind this month and the eclipse will help us to understand in ways we have not before.
So as a non-Aquarius person remember this, as the Sun moves through this sign for the coming 30 days you may find yourself thinking about something more then what is usual for you. You may feel edgy and stuck like something is about to change but you don’t know what it is. This is the Sun moving through your Aquarius sections of your natal chart. And if you are so inclined you may, out of the blue, make what looks like a sudden change.
On January 24th Mercury is conjunct Pluto at 19 Capricorn; this conjunction is like the wise old man or woman giving us a piece of their wisdom. There are many opportunities on the days around today for deep and meaningful communications. Supporting this is the exact sextile on the 25th between Mercury and Jupiter in Scorpio. So pay attention to your elders, your teachers and/or your boss, any and all of them will be telling you exactly what you should be hearing.
We also have Mars at the final degrees of Scorpio January 24-25-26, this is powerful, it creates more of an emphasis on going deeper, research and deep wisdom so I will repeat myself. Listen to your elders.
Mars will enter Sagittarius January 26 and the action plan will be on education, travel, foreign affairs, and enlightening yourself through philosophy or metaphysical studies.
January 28 Mercury squares Uranus in the early hours of the morning, if you are night owl you might just be too wired to sleep, on the plus side it can be a great time for problem solving. Square aspects create just enough friction so we notice something is going on. At that point there will be a shift in energy and we can see where we need to take action.
January 31st is the first Eclipse of the year. Full Moon Lunar Eclipse at 11 Leo 8:27 am ET
It is also a Super Moon and by the calendar it is a Blue Moon (the second Full Moon of the month). This is a lot of emotional energy with a Super Moon that is also an eclipse. We will be going over the top today.
Some of us will be extremely creative and passionate about whatever it is we love and this is a wonderful way to use this energy. I am thinking one way I would love to see this play out is with cutting edge technology that will help humankind on a grand scale. There are so many amazing minds in the world already working on projects; my hope is that something wonderful emerges with this eclipse. There are other ways this can play out too. Some people will simply go over the top, feel too much this week and that can send us into overload. If you know you are sensitive to higher vibrating energies then make sure and find some extra down time so you can get yourself back into enlightenment with what is important to you.
We also have Mercury entering Aquarius January 31st, he is moving fast right now and will only spend 2 ½ weeks in this sign that he loves being in. It is the high thinking mind, the ideas that are cutting edge, science, engineering, computer programs are all things that work well when Mercury is going through this sign.
February 4th thru the 6th Venus in Aquarius is busy making connections, a square to Jupiter and a sextile to Uranus “Let your freak flag fly” and “don’t trend on me” are phrases I think of. Venus in Aquarius needs a lot of freedom in her relationships and when connected to the ruler of the sign she is currently in this adds strength to the typically easy transit. Connecting to Jupiter in Scorpio will amplify our need to be different, unique and think outside what is normal. This will be a fun few days I am looking forward to.
February 10th Venus enters Pisces and she puts away her flags and need to be free for softer endeavors like relaxing on a bed of feather pillows, reading a romance novel and forgetting what century it is. Venus in Pisces is all about the fluff, romance, and looking at our relationships through rose colored glasses. This softer side of Venus lasts through March 6th but we have some edgy energy coming too so it is not all roses, there are some thorns too.
The Sun also makes a square to Jupiter within one minute of Venus entering Pisces. So the day may be more dominated by this aspect then the latter, and what does it mean when the Sun and Jupiter are square in Scorpio and Aquarius? Well if you have had something on your mind recently, an idea, thought or process that seems to be going nowhere, with the Sun coming up to meet Jupiter now this idea can expand beyond your mind. Aquarius tends to hold on to thoughts and ideas for a very long time before letting them go, with the help of Jupiter, the planet of expansion, whatever we have been holding on to is now too big, we must let it go or open up, or whatever kind of expansion you think is suitable for your situation. Honestly this is a good aspect to have right before a New Moon Eclipse.
Having Valentine’s Day February 14th at the very end of the lunar cycle called the balsamic Moon phase does not make for the most romantic day of the year. I know social pressure says we should do something for our sweethearts on this day, and if you must go for it but don’t make a big deal out of today. Do simple things that have personal meaning only. The energies of the days’ transits and lunar cycle do not support long term anything. In other words don’t get married or engaged today and when it comes to money, because Venus rules that too, hold off on big expenses for now.
On February 15th we have a New Moon Solar Eclipse at 27 Aquarius 4:05 pm ET. This eclipse is exactly opposite to the one we had on August 21st 2017. The one we could see here in the U.S. I want you to think back to August and what you were doing then. What new things began for you back then?
When something new begins under an eclipse it can be life changing for the individual and start us on a whole new path in life, especially if the eclipse falls within a few days of your birthday. Even if it was not your birthday take a look back, see what was happening then and look to see if that happening is still going on today. If the answer is yes then with this eclipse you can take things to a new level for yourself. Finding a higher perspective, higher vibration, or the ability to see a bigger picture then you did back in August.
A New Moon in Aquarius (amplified by being an eclipse) wants us all to see the bigger picture, go for the humanitarian causes instead of the things that are more personal. Now it is about taking our personal beliefs, inspired by the August eclipse and taking them to the masses. Figuring out how you, as an individual, can help a cause bigger then yourself. This New Moon eclipse is asking us to focus on worldviews and be more inventive along the way. Join local global groups or causes. What are you passionate about? Find something that makes this world a better place to live in for us now and generations to come. We can do this!
So take your time today Eclipses are powerful and this New Moon is also a “Void of Course” Moon so we don’t have to act right away. We can sit with the energy for a little while before acting on any impulses.
Tomorrow February 16th is the Chinese New Year and it is the year of the Earth Dog. From what I have read about this (I know very little about Chinese Astrology), it is just what we need in this world, grounded, stable, animal energy.
February 17th the Sun and Mercury are at the final degree of Aquarius. We feel as if we are missing something and that in turn can also make us feel anxious or nervous without knowing why. If you find yourself feeling this way just take a little time to yourself but be careful not to drink too much or get caught up in someone else’s drama. I say this because Mars and Neptune are also squaring off today. At 11:28 pm Mercury enters Pisces, this is unfocused, dreamy, foggy thinking for the next 3 weeks.
People may not know what they mean or even say what they mean; we will need our decoder rings to figure out what is going over the coming few weeks.
February 18th the Sun enters Pisces and I will see you next time.
Blessings, Dorothy “Anona” Morgan
Winter Solstice – Sun in Capricorn December 21st at 11:28 am ET
I heard this when I hanging out with a group of my Viking girlfriends last month and it fit so well into the theme of this month I had to use it here.
“It is not possible to be brave unless you are afraid. If you have no fear, it’s not actually bravery, it is only doing.”
To be clear it’s not that we have to be fearful of everything to accomplish things. I just think with Saturn moving into Capricorn for the next 3 years this can be our mantra for the tougher stuff.
“Move through your fears to achieve the future you have always wanted”.
Saturn entered Capricorn on the 19th; the Sun enters Capricorn December 21st 11:28 am
and then conjuncts Saturn on the 21st with Venus joining in on the 24th.
Mercury goes direct on Dec 22nd in Sag and then Dec 25 Venus conjuncts Saturn.
Now let me sort this out for you.
On December 21 the Sun will make a conjunction to Saturn; being the Sun is the first planet to connect with Saturn since he moved into Capricorn that gives this aspect a little extra emphasis. We should watch for personal signs around this date, pay attention to the things that get your attention because they will have meaning that may linger over the coming 3 years as Saturn slowly moves its way through this sign.
Over time, (not today) we will start to see things break down that no longer serve us. Sometimes we are ready for these changes and sometimes we are not.
Saturn is about contraction, removing the excess and restricting movement but all for our benefit. We have lessons to learn when Saturn is in his own sign of Capricorn and depending on where you have Capricorn in your natal chart will provide you with more information.
Think about the last time Saturn entered Capricorn it was February 1988 and a few days later the first planet to conjunct Saturn was Mars in Capricorn with Uranus right alongside also at zero Capricorn. Over the coming few years as Saturn moved through that sign and connected with Neptune who was also in Capricorn the world changed. The Berlin Wall fell in November 1989, a wall that stood for 28 years, if you didn’t know Saturn’s cycle is 28 ½ -29 years.
So what do you think will happen now? Well Uranus and Neptune are not with Saturn this time around so the changes will not be as profound as the Berlin Wall but we will see a slow breaking down of the things that are no longer useful to the world. Organizations that no longer have purpose will fall so something much more modern and relevant can take its place. Governments can fall; strict religious dogma will have to adjust somehow.
But like I said before we should look to our own placement of Capricorn for a more personal understanding. Enacting self-discipline and being more reliable.
How this will show up in your life? One way to get a clue is to look back to Feb 1988, actually look at all of 1988 and 1989 to see what you were doing. What big changes happened then for you? Dates and timing are everything for Astrology so please don’t just brush this off. Something big would be happening for all of us during this time and it is worth the effort to go back into your history and see what your story was then.
My example I started studying Astrology that year, took over my family business and started divorce proceedings. Wow what a couple of years it was for me. In that 2 year time I also had my first Saturn return. I am about to have my second and I am much more ready for it. (I HOPE) J
Generally speaking taking on more responsibilities is what we should be doing when Saturn moves through Capricorn.
When Venus joins the group on December 25 and conjuncts Saturn we will be feeling pretty serious about our money, relationships, and resources with this underlining need for security.
December 27 Mars in Scorpio trines Neptune in Pisces, we also have on January 1st the Full Moon at 11 Cancer. This creates a beautiful grand trine in Water and that means from December 27 through January 1st we should be checking in with our higher self and trusting our feelings. This watery energy is pure psychic energy so make sure you listen to your sprit, your soul and engage in meditation as much as possible. Some people may be drawn to meditative music or any kind of music that puts you in a good mood and makes you feel comfortable and happy.
Now there is another side to this energy, some people will choose to escape with drugs or alcohol. So if you happen to have that monkey on your back make sure and take extra care of yourself and do the things that keep you sober.
January has two Full Moons and this is not a big deal for Astrologers because the calendar month is not our focus. It is a big deal for people who want to create something to talk about and make news.
January 1st we have a Super Full Moon at 11 Cancer. It creates a grand trine with Jupiter and Neptune. I love this pattern. Today we can be creative, imaginative, and allow our emotions to flow in whatever direction we choose.
With the Sun, Venus and Pluto opposite the Moon this is enough to anchor us in reality while still soaring in our imaginations. It truly is a beautiful day.
On January 2nd Uranus moves direct at 24 Aries. During Uranus retrograde we don’t get all the sharp edges and sudden shifts that Uranus in Aries desires. Today he stands still and it will take till February for us to feel any difference. We may feel as if something is about break or shift and it will during the upcoming eclipses at the end of January and in February. Don’t forget to have your eclipse readings. We have 5 of them this year.
On January 6th Mercury will trine Uranus and Mars will conjunct Jupiter. I like these connections. Mercury and Uranus over the next few days is electric and inventive, we can really step outside the box and engage some creativity. If you are a writer this is an opportunity for you to do your best work, and even better if you know how to connect to your higher source.
January 8th there is a big pile up: the Sun, Venus, and Pluto are conjunct and sextile to the Mars Jupiter conjunction with the Moon square to Sun, Venus, Pluto and Opposite Uranus. What an astrological mouth full that is, LOL. What it means is this… Everyone is talking all at once; this can make for a confusing day with lots of mixed messages so read further.
The Sun and Venus connect regularly so they are roommates often, they know each other well, but with Pluto around we have some control issues coming to the surface. You never really know someone till you live them for a while and this transit has that feeling. Even though the Sun and Venus will move off of Pluto within a few days, he has stirred something inside of us in regards to how we relate to the people that are important to us.
Mars and Jupiter only connect once every 2 years and it has been since August 8 1982 that they were together in Scorpio, which is 36 years, before this it was August 1935 so this connection in Scorpio of Mars and Jupiter is not very common. What were you doing back then? I was preparing to move away from my home town and family and live in the Southwest with my military husband and our two babies. That was huge for me; I was only 22 and had never lived anywhere else till this time in my life.
I want you to look back too, what was happening then for you? Get your clues from your own history and take the lessons learned, not the stresses, not the problems, just ask yourself what did you learn then? This is one of the biggest keys with Astrology. Everything is a cycle; all we have to do is look at the seasons of our planet to know this.
January 11 Mercury moves into Capricorn. This is an important degree to Astrologers because it is one of the Cardinal degrees and as we have already established in the beginning of this report, Capricorn is about structure, moving beyond fear and into being the authority or in charge. So when Mercury moves through this sign over the coming 3 weeks and connects with everything else in Capricorn we can be certain there will be a lot of thinking and conversations going on.
On January 13th Mercury and Saturn are conjunct and that is practical conversations, like instruction from a boss or teacher. Listen to your elders today as well, they have wisdom we do not.
On January 14 the Sun and Uranus are square: hang on to your hats; this can be a day full of unexpected adventures and happenings; which is fine by me because we might already be bored with following all the Saturn rules in this time of Capricorn.
January 16 New Moon 26 Capricorn 9:17 pm ET lets set some goals based on your foundational needs like what you think is security and safety? Is it working extra so you can put money in the bank? Maybe you want more education so you are more marketable in your career. Once again these are personal choices based on your life. So sit down at each New Moon and set goals for yourself.
The final subject for this Astrological month on January 17 Venus enters Aquarius, this is very different than Venus is Capricorn. Venus in Capricorn was traditional, in Aquarius it is unconventional and freedom loving. It is time to break out of your shell.
January 19 the Sun enters Aquarius and I will tell you about next time.
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Sagittarius November 21 thru December 21, 2017
The Sun enters Sagittarius at 10:05 pm ET November 21st. Sagittarius is fiery, exciting, willing to learn and share knowledge. Sag loves exploring the world through travel, emersion, books or stories. Sagittarius is the truth speaker of the zodiac and depending on a few other things may be known for saying too much even when not appropriate.
I personally enjoy Sagittarius because it is a fun time of year thanks to the adventurous and independent nature of this sign.
The first big thing that happens this month is Neptune turning direct after being in retrograde motion for 5 months. It is on November 22nd. The retrograde motion of all the planets from Jupiter to Pluto is normal every year so we won’t make a big deal out of that. What is important here is where in your chart does Neptune stop to go forward?
Since mid-June Neptune has been retrograde and that means we look within to find answers to our Spiritual questions. This doesn’t mean we can’t employ the help of others if we are trying to learn and understand ourselves but the true teacher with Neptune retrograde is our inner wisdom.
Wherever Neptune is now in your chart is an important placement for deeper understanding of your own unconscious mind, so look at your birth chart and see where 11 Pisces is and understand we will not have clear picture of our internal journey for a few more months. Neptune needs to move ahead a little before we can see more of the results of his transit. Just like being in a fog, it takes some time to clear, but it always does.
On Thanksgiving Day the Moon is Void of Course till 3:14 pm ET. The meaning of this is stick to a routine, plan ahead; don’t leave things to chance if this day and what it means to you is important. You see when we have a “Void of Course Moon” it is like hitting neutral in the car, we just coast along under the speed already built up.
Plus with the last connection the Moon made was to Uranus this could mean we are breaking from tradition. Are you?
Saturday the 25th Mercury and Uranus are in an easy aspect and the Moon is moving through Aquarius. I love this; it is a day full of new and wonderful ideas. Make sure and have a note book near because many of us will be inspired with wondrous thoughts and easily guided by source if we have created enough space for that. That means try and stay in the flow and not get overly stressed about life.
Monday November 27th Venus in Scorpio makes a hard aspect to Uranus in Aries. Venus in Scorpio is looking for the deeper connection in her relationships; this hard aspect to Uranus in Aries says I need my freedom and we need to be flexible. Hanging on too hard during a transit like this will leave you with bloody fingers.
Tuesday November 28th Mercury and Saturn are conjunct in Sagittarius this means we might go overboard and reveal too much when it comes to saying what we mean because we have to tell the truth today. We have this transits two more time as well, December 7th and January 12th.
Friday, Saturday and Sunday December 1-3 are busy days. Friday Venus moves away from the overly serious nature of Scorpio and into Sagittarius early in the morning. This means how we feel about relationships and the things we value will shift from obsessive and compulsive to needing freedom and living life to the fullest true to our own nature.
On Saturday the 1st the Mars opposition to Uranus is wild and can activate or ignite the fire between you and your partner. This can have both positive and negative effects; all depends on how you are feeling this day.
This transit of Mars triggers the same connection Jupiter had with Uranus back in the end of February, into March and also felt in July. Look back to see if you were having an issue in any of these months that needs more attention now because Mars is action and we are ready to dive in and figure this out…….
Saturday December 2nd Jupiter and Neptune are in a trine aspect, this is a good week for creating, being artistic and engaging in the spiritual practices that mean something to you.
But at the same time Mercury is stationary and will go retrograde in the middle of the night at the 29th degree of Sagittarius with the Full Moon a few hours away. This is an important day and not just because of the retrograde. Any final degree of a mutable sign is critical and Saturn will be moving over this number December 12th to the 20th. This is why keeping a journal of some kind is so important. Even a few words every day to remind you what was happening. In the future I will tell you look back to this point in the calendar.
So what will happen? Of course things do vary from person to person but with Mercury at the final degree of Sag we may put our foot in our mouths. Sometimes no matter what we just have to say what we are thinking and to hell with the consequences, the truth must be revealed.
We may see the truth be revealed about foreign countries and policies, a public figure may put his/her foot in their mouth for everyone to see. Depending on your chart a hidden truth could be shown to you. Lies stripped away.
But still the biggest harm Mercury in Sag can do even as a retrograde planet is us saying too much and then having to back track, apologize or make amends for something we have said.
When Saturn gets to the 29th degree in December; if you been holding back or you have not done personal work in regards to what you believe in, then you will feel a sense of urgency, feel like you have forgotten something or like everything you have done over the last 2 ½ years has either been a lie or a waste of time. This may not be true but we may feel like we have one last thing to do.
The Full Moon on December 3rd/4th is in Gemini at 11 degrees 10:47 am ET. This Full Moon has Neptune at the midpoint in Pisces, squaring both the Sun and Moon.
In a nut shell if there has been miscommunication in a relationship or partnership over the last few days then this Full Moon may reveal the issue at hand. Both the Sun and Moon square to Neptune creates a level of confusion and misunderstanding that will not be clear for a while.
On December 6th we have a collection of transits that are all connected. Retrograde Mercury conjunct Saturn again and Mars is at a sextile to them both. So we have discipline, self-control, taking action to start a conversation or revisit a conversation held the last time Mercury was conjunct Saturn. But in all honesty Mercury and Saturn have been conjunct since November 28th because Mercury has only moved a couple degrees in all that time. So over the last week conversation, communications, and getting around have been very slow. With Mars connecting to Mercury and Saturn we will get things moving, even if it is about redoing something.
The next big occurrence in the sky is on December 9th and that is when Mars enters Scorpio, the sign he is co-ruler of with Pluto. He is home there for the next 7 weeks so be prepared for some intensity wherever you have your Scorpio. If you know where this in your chart, which houses, you can look to those areas of life and spend some time immersing yourself into that area of life. This will satisfy Scorpio nicely.
The week of December 11th is a slow one and the overall theme is to work on letting go or releasing some of the things your immersion into is bringing up for you.
I say this because we are in the final lunar cycle for this zodiacal month too and that is all about releasing what is not working anymore.
Retrograde Mercury is connecting again too many of the planets he touched back in the 3rd week of November so look back to that time and you will get a clue as to what you are redoing during this week as well as the Balsamic Moon cycle that wants us to rest and regroup.
The New Moon at 26 Sagittarius is on Sunday December 17th at 10:30pm PT – Monday December 18th 1:30 am ET. This New Moon is conjunct Saturn and also near the same degree to where Mercury went retrograde. Set some new goals related to exploration, learning, adventure, fun, or being independent. To me one of the best ways to learn is to experience things and this New Moon in Sagittarius agrees.
On December 19th Saturn changes signs and moves into his own sign of Capricorn, he will be in this sign for the next 2 ½ years. Ushering in a level of structure and boundaries we have not seen since Nov. 1988 to Feb. 1991.
We need to look at our history to see what was going on then because we will have some similar things going now. Of course we will be looking at things from a much older perspective.
Example: I was just starting my Astrology studies a lifelong journey, so I expect something else will come to the surface for me to learn or to teach you about.
I was also taking over the family business back then and working my ass off running the flower shop I grew up in and also raising my young children. On top of all that my marriage was now failing and that eventually ended. It was a busy couple of years that put my life on a different track.
What we can be certain of now with Saturn in Capricorn is this: if something comes to your attention that feels serious go with that, be serious, pay attention, take charge, learn more, be the authority. Teach if you are drawn to that, step into the things you know you are good at. Get rid of the excess and live within your means. This is not the time to overdo anything, it is time be serious, time to understand what your boundaries and limitations are and build off of that.
You could add additional education to your résumé so you are more marketable than ever. I know this is not a lot of fun but it is a time to set yourself above the rest so you feel safe and secure for the next cycle.
The Sun in Scorpio October 22/23 – November 21, 2017
The Sun enters Scorpio on October 22nd at 10:27 pm on the west coast of U.S. and October 23rd at 1:27 am ET.
This is the time of year when we start to recognize that all life has a cycle. In the northern hemisphere we are preparing for winter, most things outside are dyeing and returning to the earth.
The first holy day we have in Scorpio is Halloween also known as Samhain for the Pagan people. This time of year congers up images of ghosts, spirits, and the walking dead all of which are Scorpio related.
Facts about the zodiac sign Scorpio; it is a water sign and fixed ruled by Mars and Pluto; water signs are known to be emotional and deeply connected to feelings and the people they love.
During the time the Sun moves through the Scorpio area of the zodiac belt we might become obsessed about something or someone in healthy or unhealthy ways. Scorpio wants to know every detail of a situation so it can fully understand it.
So when the Sun enters this sign everyone gets a chance to feel a little deeper, go a little deeper, and investigate your interests on a deeper level. I will go into that now and also get to some of the stand out transits of the month we call Scorpio.
Scorpio is amazing energy for transformation, wherever you hold your Scorpio in your astrology chart you are already use to profound changes happening throughout your life. This is nothing new or to be fearful of, I am simply saying if you are looking to transform or change something that has been stagnant for a while, once the Sun enters Scorpio we can begin our transformation and search for self – mastery.
Also with Jupiter in that sector of our birth charts as of October 10th, what you read here will be running in the back ground till November 8, 2018.
The 3 basic things main stream astrology likes to say about Scorpio are; he rules death, sex and taxes. And we have already gone deeper than just that. If you know by now you know I am an optimist and I like to see the bright side of everything, even the lord of the underworld.
Scorpio rules shared resources and resources outside of the paycheck, like loans and credit cards, inheritances.
Sometimes Scorpio can show up as power struggles with mates or close friends. Maybe there is a need to go over some financials with the bank or IRS or maybe not. I am giving you possibilities not certainties.
What else do we want to focus on during this time when we can make some significant changes in our lives? Transformation is another one of the key words for Scorpio and when I hear that I think of the Shaman. They are well known for taking a person into the underworld and bring them back out. If you are looking to make a healthy change in your life now would be the time to break down old beliefs that no longer work for you and time to start something new that changes you.
Deep connections are also a part of Scorpio and so sex and soul mates can come up too. I think the hardest part of Scorpio is when we get emotionally connected to someone or something and we can’t let it go.
Let’s now move on to some other details for the month.
Mars enters Libra on October 22nd; we will feel a new level of intensity in our relationships. Taking action where we may not have over the last year while Jupiter was moving through Libra. If anything is out balance now in regards to partnerships and relationships Mars in Libra will insist we straighten things out.
Mars in Libra will also get our creative juices flowing if they have been stagnating.
October 24 Mercury in the sign of Scorpio; the deep thinker will trine Neptune in Pisces the mystic and poet, this can bring about some cleaver conversations or sexy pillow talk. With this transit we really want to understand things on deeper level.
Many of us will ask those probing questions that we are fearful of asking most of the time. You may even get people to tell you things that are very very private. So be ready to reveal your deepest secrets to your lover or have a perfect stranger tell you their deepest secrets. All of these things are possible with this combination and while we have so much in Scorpio.
October 26th Sun conjunct Jupiter in Scorpio this is a super optimistic day full of enthusiasm. We may also feel inspired to learn something new.
October 27th Venus in Libra square Pluto in Capricorn. If your relationship has felt a little stale lately then today it may feel a little rough around the edges. A good way to blow off steam with a personal partner is with sexual relations. Yes I did say that, but only if you are in that kind of relationship.
Full Moon at 11 Taurus on November 3rd 10:23 pm PT/ November 4th 1:23 am ET Neptune is connected to this Full Moon.
With this Full Moon we are looking at what we value and how it may change our lives. The Taurus Full every year is a beautiful one. The Moon loves this zodiac sign and we need to honor that. So these are things that should come to our attention; how we value our money, or how we use our skills and talents to earn that money, spending our money and what we think is beautiful, sensual pleasures, taste, smells, the presentation of food, contentment, perseverance, patience, self-worth, and releasing stubbornness. Any or all of these things can come to our attention with the Full Moon. We may want to bring more of these items to us or release if we have too much of something.
We can also release blocks around these items, such as releasing our fear of not having enough money, enough food or enough love in our lives. If I’m inspired I will do a separate video for this Full Moon. Keep an eye out for it on my media page or subscribe to my You-Tube channel and be notified when new videos are posted.
On November 4th Venus in Libra is opposite Uranus Aries. This combination creates sudden shifts in our relationships but only if something is on edge already. We feel the need for freedom and independence and that in turn is feisty energy that can turn on a dime and bring in those sudden changes that we need sometimes.
Sunday Nov 5th Mercury enters Sagittarius and it is time to seek deeper knowledge and expand our world view. Not always easy for Mercury, he loves gathering a lot of info. But as Mercury moves through Sagittarius over the coming 3 weeks his instructions are to go deeper. We will also place more importance on freedom of speech and speaking our truth.
November 7th Venus enters Scorpio we are looking for a soul mate now if we don’t have one, not just a marriage partner, but someone who can share our life at the deepest possible level. This is what Venus in Scorpio is looking for.
She is also expecting deep sexual connections. This is true whether you are in a committed relationship or not. Venus in Scorpio wants sex because it is intense and the deepest connection of union two people can have.
November 11th Saturn trine Uranus will usher a period of stability like we haven’t felt in some time. Any ideas you have had that have not stuck in the resent past may become more solid now. Not all of them but the ones worth your time. So look at goals set over the last few months, inspiring ideas that seemed to go nowhere. The next week or two may be the time that one of these ideas, goals or projects takes hold, thanks to the stabilizing energy of Saturn.
November 13 Venus conjunct Jupiter is nice……. I think I am in lust is a wonderful key phase for this transit. A few days later on November 16 Venus trines Neptune; we are in a romantic fog.
New Moon at 26 Scorpio on November 18 @ 6:42 am.
Get ready to set goals relating to your needs and the items Scorpio rules. We have just gone a whole month with the Sun and other planets in Scorpio. We should have a good idea by now what goals in regards to Scorpio we want to set. But if you don’t remember just go to the first page of this report and gather the key words that mean something to you. Then formulate your new goals, wished, hopes and dreams based on Scorpio. Things like, intimate relationships, better understanding of your finances as well as your spouse’s, liven up your sex life, get your paper work together so you are ready for tax time. Stuff like that.
On a final note there is still more Scorpio to add to the mix this month. It is when the 2 rulers of Scorpio (Mars and Pluto) square off on Sunday November 19th. There is a level of intensity we haven’t felt till now. It is recommended that you don’t push anything too hard for a few days on either side of November 19th. Know the boundaries and stay in them. Mars square Pluto can be a volatile aspect if you are already in a tough situation. If you are not in tough situation be observant of those around you, and maybe help them through their rough times.
The Sun enters Sagittarius on November 21 at 10:05 pm ET
Blessings and Namaste’
The Sun in Libra 2017 September 22, 2017 @ 4:02 pm ET
September 22, 2017 4:02 pm ET the Sun enters Libra; as many of us know the day and night time are equal today. The very basic astronomy of it is the Sun is hanging out at the equator. This creates a feeling of balance and equality. These are traits of Libra. Our ancestors knew what they were doing when they looked at the stars and planets around us thousands of years ago. This was back when Astrology and Astronomy where one and the same. The ancestors followed the planets and the watched the natural order of nature to come up with the definitions we use today. We also know Astrology was formulated in the Northern Hemisphere because of some of the definitions we still use today for certain things.
But let’s talk about Libra’s energy since that is why you are here. Libra is all about fairness, peace, interpersonal relationships, you know those one to one relationship and of course justice.
It does not matter if you are a Libra or not, this is the time of year we are all seeking to balance our lives, relationships, feel more at ease or harmonious in these relationships and in some cases we will make sure everyone around us is feeling good too. This is the main focus of Libra, always interested in fairness and even when things are not fair we will do what we can to make it happen. This energy is present for all to use from September 22nd till October 23rd.
On September 24 Mars in Virgo is opposite to Neptune in Pisces this can be a little bit tricky. Mars in Virgo is about taking action and being motivated to do the things we must do in our day to day activities. Neptune in Pisces is a slow mover and can get lost in itself, or in a day dream. Throughout the next few days we may find ourselves drifting off into lala land and then snapping back into reality.
September 28, Jupiter is opposite to Uranus, this happened back in the winter at the February 26th eclipse. We should look back to see what was happening then because patterns do repeat themselves and this will give you a heads up on what to expect this time around.
During February we were looking at all of our relationships. The same is true now. We have had a year of Jupiter in this sign making us very aware of our relationships with others, personal and as a nation. Then there is the energy of Uranus in Aries he is edgy, needing to break away from what is normal, looking for change and independence.
This can be fun and exciting energy if you are a progressive couple and love to be spontaneous. This is not so easy if want things to stay the same and not change.
There have been times through the year that some of us wondered what was going on in our world. So many sudden upheavals it was hard to stay grounded but the change felt good too, breaking from the old ways of doing things and finding something more progressive. So for the better of the year we have all been feeling these feelings somewhere in our lives.
This is the final time these two will be opposite for 12 years. It really does shake us up so things do not remain stale.
Pluto is also moving direct today but to me that is not big indicator of anything particular. His track through the zodiac is meant to be looked at over decades not so much personal. However it can be personal if you have any planets at 16- 17 – 18 degrees of a Cardinal sign. (Aries, Cancer, Libra, Capricorn). These signs will be hard aspected from Pluto and you are certain to be on a path of breaking down old form so transformation can occur. The details will depend on the planet and other signs.
September 29th Venus in Virgo opposite to Neptune, let’s pick apart our romantic relationship. There is a good chance the veil of romance is lifted and you are seeing someone in a different light then you have before. This can go either way.
Another thought, if you go out on a date Friday night with someone you do not know well, give it a few tries before you decide if they are worth your time.
Adding to the mix of Venus and Neptune is Mercury moving into Libra tonight too, that is wonderful easy communication, a relaxed evening.
So for those who know each other and you want a relaxing night out with a couple drinks and good food this looks like a great night for that. The rest of us, it could be fun or confusing hard to tell from here. Why do have to have some mysteries.
On October 1st and a few days before Mars is coming to connect with Pluto. This is an easy connection and these two planets have a similar vibe. What we can expect is energy and determination to accomplish whatever we are working on.
Mars and Venus are almost conjunct now and that means Venus will make this same connection to Pluto on October 3rd. Venus trine Pluto is determined to make a relationship work.
October 5th Venus and Mars join today in their semi-annual conjunction. We are adventurous and passionate about what we are doing or the love relationship we are in. We can be receptive and responsive at the same time. I think I will add a BUT here. But both planets are in Virgo and that can be overly picky and so focused on the details the bigger picture of what is going on is missed. Try not to fall into the trap of picking something to pieces. These two are fast movers and this energy will separate within a few days.
October 5th is also the Full Moon in Aries; it is at 2:40 pm ET at 12 degrees of Aries. This Full Moon carries similar energy as the conjunction of Mars and Venus, masculine. This is because the Sun is Masculine and the Moon is Feminine. The opposition, which is a Full Moon, is about recognition of relationships and who we are in our relationships. Please remember if you are single person you still have relationships with people, this is not only about love relationships. It is about the finding the balance in our lives, internal and external. Now we know the Moon is not a fan of the sign of Aries because it is not soft and feminine. Aries wants what it wants right then and there, no waiting just going for it, this feels assertive and in some cases aggressive. The Sun in Libra is looking to express itself through relationship.
This Full Moon is here so we can figure out how to stand up for ourselves, take charge or ask for what we need in regards to our relationships and partnerships. No relationship concerns for you; well maybe you will feel the urge to take a step forward in something you have been in the back ground about.
What I know for certain with a Full Moon in Aries is we all feel a little edgy or courageous and if we do nothing for ourselves during the time we may feel uneasy and not know why.
One October 8th Mercury and the Sun are conjunct in Libra so they have been working together for a week now. When the Sun and Mercury are in Libra we want working things out, talk things out and finding common ground is important but not always possible. The Full Moon in Aries may inspire sudden self-centeredness, but with the Sun and Mercury in Libra we can come back together easily as long as we talk.
October 9th my book calls this Indigenous Peoples’ Day finally some truth to the day………
Some will still call it Columbus Day and that is ok. With the Moon in Gemini, the sign of communication, and Mercury and the Sun squaring Pluto, we are looking for balance in transformation.
October 10th Jupiter enters Scorpio; it hasn’t been in this sign for 12 years so this is important for all of us. Jupiter in Scorpio is seeking the deep truth, looking for change through education or teaching; the details of this will depend on where your Scorpio is in your chart. For example if it is in your 6th house of health and wellness, daily duties, work and service to other. You will most likely look deep into any or all of these things and over the following year work on the changes that need to happen. Many of us will want to educate ourselves and some of us will become experts and teach the thing we need to know the most about.
The weekend of October 14 -15 Venus enters her own sign of Libra and relationships of all kinds will come to the front of the line. I wrote about this in the beginning of this report so if you need to be reminded of what Libra is about go back the beginning.
Over the weekend Mercury makes a connection to Uranus while at the final degrees of Libra, this can bring in sudden and unexpected conversation and situations that may throw us off balance a little bit. The weekend may not be anything like we had planned so be ready for any; it feels kind of exciting to me.
October 17th Mercury enters Scorpio and on the 18th conjuncts Jupiter. This can be a potent transit because Mercury in Scorpio is intense and it will remain in this sign till November 5th, today it connects with Jupiter. This is an opportunity to see deeply beyond the surface and have some of the deepest conversations you will have in a long time.
We may also become inspired to start some new studies that require a lot of attention and research.
If you can use this energy at work on a project, that will be successful too but we need to do the research before launching something new. We should wait to launch things in a waxing Moon phase and that is coming. Right now we are at the final day before the New Moon.
Besides research with this connection of Mercury and Jupiter in Scorpio we could also do some very deep healing using whatever meditative, ritual or shamanic practice you want.
The New Moon isn’t until October 19th at 3:12 PM and then the Moon is “Void of Course” for a little while, that means, in my opinion, from October 17th through till the Moon enters Scorpio October 19 at 9:41 pm ET, we are in the research and undercover work. Anything that needs to be done behind the scenes or on a deep internal level can be done successfully during these few days. Once the Moon moves in Scorpio and ends the “Void” period we are then free to move forward if we are ready.
Also with the Moon in Scorpio through the 21st so some of us may still be working on deeper research and behind the scenes for a few more days and that is perfectly fine if you find yourself not ready to be out in the open yet about what is going on in your life. You may never want to share what is going on this week with the world and that is fine too because the Sun will enter Scorpio on October 22/23 depending on where you live and that my friends is even more internal work.
Scorpio can also bring all the dirt to the surface for us to see. So we need to be ready for that. Ready for a big cleansing.
The Sun in Virgo August 22 – September 22, 2017
The Sun enters Virgo on August 22nd at 6:20 pm and once again it is time to get organized. After taking a few weeks off in the beginning of August I always look forward to this time of year when we have all the help we need to get back into a good routine. I love the summer and the relaxed feel of it and the fall is amazing too, but life goes on and we must take time for the important daily activities which Virgo is ready and able to help us with.
Things we will focus on during this time are health and wellness which may include changes in our diets. It is harvest time and the fresh food we have had all summer is amazing and still coming; time to preserve some of it.
Family routines need to get back into shape now that school has started again and the adults in the family may need to get back to work after having irregular hours thanks to the kids being home.
So as you can see with some of these examples Virgo has a lot to do with everyday life and living. So do your best to be present and pay attention to the details that keep showing up.
We also have Mercury currently retrograde in Virgo and that means we need to slow down and get to the finer details in life. He stopped to go retrograde on August 12th and will turn direct on September 5th; more on that a few paragraphs below.
On August 25th Saturn is stationary and moving direct, he has been retrograde since April 6th. During this time we have been questioning so many things in regards to our beliefs, education, philosophy, religion, and wisdom. Of course there is so much more but that is enough to get you thinking about the last few months.
Have any of these things come up for you? If so did you have to let something go or maybe something left your life that you were not ready to let go of. Did you feel restricted or emotionally heavy? Have you been working on understanding something on a deeper level? These are some of the symptoms (for the lack of a better word) of Saturn moving through our charts.
With Saturn in Sagittarius and now moving forward, over the coming weeks as Saturn retraces his steps take your time and find the wisdom in all the lessons, work, and possible challenges you have had since April.
Wisdom and knowledge only come with time and experience and we had plenty of time when Saturn was retrograde. Now we should take some time to recognize what you have or have not done since April and if more action needed somewhere take that action. If things in your life are good that is wonderful, you have no need to stress about what is wrong.
August 26 Venus enters Leo and she changes her outfit from Mom to wild woman. I know Venus in Leo is a lot of fun and very flamboyant. So shake out the old bathrobe and get on your wild colored Hawaiian shirt, play, love, find your passion over the next 3 weeks while Venus is in this sign.
On September 18th Venus will connect to the eclipse point from August 21st. This means if things happened in your life around the eclipse, when Venus gets there you will be able to see what value these events have in your life.
On September 2nd the next important thing I want to write about is Mars in Leo connecting to Uranus by a trine aspect. First off Mars is now where the eclipse was from August 21st which will, in my opinion, reactivate the eclipse energy. So if you had any event in your life around the eclipse Aug 21st, then there may be some follow up now.
There will be a lot of energy in the air, we feel excited, exhilarated, and ready for adventure. We will feel this for a few days before Sept., 2nd and a few days after.
On September 3rd retrograde Mercury will join Mars and Uranus. Astrologically this is a lot of energy with these 3 connecting at the eclipse point. Our conversations will be on fire. Everyone will be talking over each other and excited to share what they have to say. Of course some people just talk to hear themselves and that might be annoying. The wise person would be smart to say nothing and do a lot of listening. We can learn more by listening then talking in this situation.
Also make sure be mindful of driving because traffic might be crazy.
On September 5th Mercury is stationary and then moves direct it will take 2 weeks to get back to his original starting point so make sure and allow extra time for things to catch up with where we think they should be. Don’t be in hurry, not yet. Mars also enters Virgo today; this will constrain the usually energetic Mars for a few weeks.
September 6th the Full Moon in Pisces is at 3:03 am ET this Full Moon can allow us some time to integrate all the details that have been coming at us at record speed even though Mercury has been retrograde.
The Sun in Virgo wants us to pay close attention to details and we should. When we have the Full Moon in Pisces this is where we can actually become aware of what we need to integrate and begin that process. The Pisces Full Moon is soft, Imaginative, and very sensitive. The Moon is also right with Neptune during this lunar phase and that will heighten our perception and intuition abilities.
This mean if we can get out of our heads, release some of the overwhelming details then this Full Moon will help us to move into something much more integrated and universal.
September 9th Mercury moves back into his own sign of Virgo, we can exhale a little and go do some gardening or something grounding.
Venus is quincunx Pluto September 9th as well, that brings in relationship concerns we will want to be flexible and adaptable when it comes to our important partnerships, just for a few days.
September 18/19 is the New Moon at 28 degrees Virgo. This is the New Moon of details, taking care of everyday items, our daily routines, work, co-workers, overall health and service to others. Which of these things resonate with you? Choose one or two things in the list above to focus on and create your New Moon intentions. Make it very personal, maybe you need to up your game at work, maybe it is time to shift your diet into something that is better for your ever changing body needs.
Don’t get stressed about this just simply look at your life and set goals relating to what you want to move into next. It really is simple.
So in Virgo I will leave you with this. The last month of eclipses and hard aspects has been hard on many people. We need to take care of bodies or it will fail us. This Virgo New Moon is perfection, so stay grounded, look at the details, treat your body well with everything it needs, and love.
P.S. International day of Peace is September 21 the day before Libra Fall Equinox and day of balance.
WHEN MERCURY GOES RETROGRADE
Be flexible and ready it is that simple. Mercury retrograde can cause miss-communications, memory lapses, travel delays, computer glitches, cable outages and the like. But, many of these problems can be minimized or avoided if you’re prepared to adjust, remain flexible and are open to changing your mind or changing your plans. During this period being prepared for anything and not being set in your way will get much further along than resisting change.
Keep on top of things. Pay close attention to details as well as the big picture. Review all plans, double and triple-check your schedule. Clarify and confirm all your communications. Be detail-oriented reorganize your desk. Reevaluate your work, rethink, and rest. Anything that starts with an “RE” is what you want to do when Mercury is back tracking.
Remember stuff happens and not everything that goes wrong during this time needs to be blamed on Mercury.
RETHINKING THE RETROGRADE
Despite everything, Mercury retrograde is nothing to fear. It’s something to tune into, use this time as an opportunity to rest and reflect on the choices that you’ve made, look backwards rather than forwards for a just a short period of time.
Take this time to evaluate the things you haven’t resolved. This is an ideal time to complete works in progress, to review our goals in your everyday life and pay attention to our health. Backing off on the criticism of self and others during this time is good idea as well.
With Mercury retrograde in his own sign of Gemini this time the affects will be easy to see because Mercury is in his own sign and that can compound the energy. It is also in an air sign, each time Mercury is retrograde this year it will be in an Air sign, and that means we as a collective need to change our minds about something.
Those things will vary from person to person because Gemini is placed in different locations in everyone’s chart. But as a collective we are all shifting our perspective about something; as individuals we are all looking at something very personal, which in turn will shift the collective.
So take your time over this period, move as slowly and purposefully as you can. Whatever breaks down, work on building it back up if it is worth saving, you decide, that is whole reason for this retrograde. To reconsider how we communicate to the world and to ourselves. And please make sure and look at your inner dialog too, how are you speaking to yourself? Are you as kind to yourself as you are to your best friend, to your family?
Check into that you will be surprised if you listen closely how hard we all tend to be on ourselves. Be kind and be gentle with everyone even yourself.
Here is a lesson for you about Mercury.
Astronomy: The First planet, the hottest & quickest moving planet (not counting the Moon), never more than 28 degrees from the Sun (never 2 signs from the Sun), roughly 1 year period thru the signs of the Zodiac as seen from Earth.
Principles: Perception, communication, articulation, co-ordination, adaption, education, interaction, inter-connection, comprehension, clarification, conception, apprehension.
Actions: Understanding, talking, expressing, debating, attending, listening, seeing, knowing, analyzing, discriminating, scrutinizing, convincing, exploring, studying, investigating, experimenting, inquiring, interviewing, questioning.
The Gifts of Mercury: Mercury at its highest bestows the gifts of being a Voice of the Spirit, advancing the understanding of humanity, broadening the outlook, raising the consciousness, opening and changing minds, bringing the unconscious to consciousness.
The lessons Mercury has to learn: Honesty, to look beyond one’s own viewpoint, to persevere, to seek greater depth of understanding, to see how thoughts affect feelings & health, to descend from the mind into the heart and body, patience with those who have trouble articulating, to create instead of improvise, to aim towards and not away from.
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