Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Dream a Little Dream, or, Pulled Apart at the Seams

Awash in emotion, excess rain water, day dreaming time away or jamming to terrific music? 

As March opens, Pisces energy surrounds and envelops us, spilling over the containers of our lives.  Five planets are moving through lyrical, inspiring Pisces on Day 1.  Like any sign, Pisces has its benefits and challenges.  And these are amplified to the nth degree leading into the Full Moon on March 1.

In the days leading up to this Full Moon, watch for sublime inspiration, overwhelming urges to escape, wanting or needing to forgive, and practicing faith against all odds, or, drowning in faith’s polar opposite: fear.  

The last sign of the zodiac, Pisces, more than any other sign represents distinct polarities and every shade in between:   The entire range of human experience.   Pisces signifies the highest and lowest in human behavior.  It brings pristine insight but can shroud us in foggy thinking.  It represents the saints and angels as well as the downtrodden and despairing among us.

With this in mind, pay attention to your gut feelings, instinct and intuition, also ruled by Pisces.  We are asked to trust our own senses now.   Trust, believe your heart to be right regardless of what others think, say or do.  The subtlest of energies, Pisces does not dominate (as may Aries or Scorpio); but with five planets this first week of March, urges and dreams seep, leak, and wave through our minds and emotions, pushing us to morph dreams into action. 

The flip side of visionary, dreamy Pisces is illusion and deception.  Be careful to distinguish the difference between what is real and what is not, as lines will blur this first week.  Be the “observer” or “witness” in your life to test and examine if your feelings and urges are solid and real, if not practical.  As the old adage goes, “believe little of what you hear and half of what you see.” 

Amidst this emotional torrent comes identifying and practicing faith over fear.  The United States finds itself immersed in a debate on guns.  Oddly, nothing illustrates Pisces energy quite like this debate:  on one side are those who fervently believe they can only be safe with the protection of arms, guns.  Directly opposing this notion is the group who firmly believe we should limit access to guns in order to prevent further mass shootings. The first group is fear based.  The second is based on faith.  

Pisces outlines these distinct polarities.  And this is precisely where the United States finds itself caught now, culturally and politically.  Pisces also rules drugs while its opposing sign, Virgo, rules health and healthcare.  The debate about opioid use, drug overdoses and its damage to our society versus. the spiraling cost of health care is yet another example of this polarity. From here as individuals and collectively, we must find our way to middle ground. 

Helping us to do just that is the Virgo Full Moon on March 1.  It beautifully aligns with heavyweight Saturn in earthy Capricorn.  Along with transformer Pluto in Capricorn, this Full Moon says hey, wait a minute.  Before you run away (more like float away) on all those Piscean dreams, let’s look at the practical aspects of exactly how your ideas might work:  realistically, on the ground.

To balance your dreams with pragmatic realism, take your Piscean visions and ask how you can put them into action:  to manifest the dream.  Let music and water inspire you.  Write down, create a vision board, paint an actual picture of what you hope to bring to life.  Then use all of that earth energy (Moon, Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn) to build your dream.  With effort and patience, you can do this!

At the start of the second week of March, on the 6th, the energy begins to shift.  Messenger Mercury, ruling our thoughts and communication, enters pioneering Aries.  The very next day, March 7th, Venus, planet of love and money, joins Mercury in Aries.  The original initiator, fire starting energy, Aries is a terrific leader.  So Mercury-Venus help lift your dreams off the ground, turning ideas into action. 

However, you may also have a sense now that others don’t quite understand, believe in, see or get your vision.  This is such an incredible idea….why isn’t everyone jumping on board? You may ask.  Mercury-Venus in Aries want to make things happen now.  And how!  Take a breath.  Rely on planetary workhorses Saturn and Pluto to plod along, step by step, to create your dream.  It will all work out; but it may take more time, energy, or resources than you initially thought.

Ultimately, the month of March shows us the highest human potential possible, individually and collectively.  Will we join together to problem solve or sink to the lowest common denominator, stand in opposite corners pointing and blaming one another?

On March 10th, Generous Jupiter turns retrograde motion for the next 4 and a half months.  In Scorpio, Jupiter retrograde invites us to review the deepest aspects of our lives:  from sex to joint finances.  Everything from taxes to transforming the inner most layers of our psyche are on the table.  Scorpio rules desire and magic.  It is the veritable make-over energy, the Phoenix rising from the ashes.  Jupiter brings its formidable blessings to Scorpio through November of 2018.  Whatever area of your life you desire to change now will occur with focused intent.

Bear this in mind for the New Moon in Pisces on March 17th, exactly aligning with Jupiter in Scorpio.  All New Moons bring fresh starts.  This New Moon is particularly vibrant.  On the cusp of Spring, Mercury-Venus in Aries beautifully align with the Lunar North Node, stoking our actions even as we continue to weave our dreams from straw into gold.

Potent stuff this.  Wow.  The Sun-Moon challenge Motivating Mars in Sagittarius so it is imperative to tell the truth now, be honest, honor the law of ourselves, our true north, bearing in mind social norms and laws of the land.  This New Moon pushes us to discern the truth of our dreams and visions.  Are we chasing a pipe dream, escaping reality or are we pursuing honest endeavors?  To clarify, hand write your wishes, goals and intentions for the next month and year.  Then plant in the ground or cast in a moving body of water. 

The very next day after the New Moon, on March 18th, Mars enters Capricorn where it shines most brightly.  For the next two months, Mars gradually joins both heavyweights, Saturn and Pluto, demanding we get real.  Act responsibly, with honor and integrity.  When used well, this is masterful taskmaster energy.  Capricorn rules big business, politics, architecture, government and tradition.  It is structured and formal.  One step at a time, one foot in front of the other.  Nothing focuses our attention like these three planets in serious Capricorn. 

A few days later, the Sun enters Aries on the Spring Equinox, March 22nd, joining Mercury and Venus. Feel the urge to surge ahead, blaze new trails, conquer that mountain our vision has set its sights on?   Fiery Aries energy is brash and rash.  Impulsive.  Mars, Pluto and Saturn in Capricorn says not so fast.  First things first.  Lay a firm foundation and then you can proceed safely and securely.

 Also slowing our hand is Messenger Mercury.  It stations retrograde motion on the Equinox as well.  For the next three weeks, practice all the RE words:  relax, restore, renew, rest, review, etc.  In our go-go-go world, no time feels like the right time to slow down and take stock, especially now with Spring upon us.  However, this is a great time for spring cleaning!  Clean house, pitch and purge…re-cycle and re-organize.

Tidying our own back yard is a terrific use of the catalytic energy upon us now.  We will feel an internal struggle, a push and pull as the Aries troika squares off with the trio in Capricorn.  The Sun, our will, Venus, our money and relationships, and Mercury, how we communicate duel with the three planets in long-haul Capricorn (Mars…our energy, Saturn…our responsibility, and Pluto…our desires).  The urge to push forward is immense.  We feel evenly split between wanting to get stuff done now versus doing it right, for the long term good.

It is no accident that Mercury Retrograde overlays this time frame.  Until April 14th when it turns direct motion, best to review your tentative plans, marshal your forces and resources.  Examine exactly what you are undertaking.  Our higher self reminds us:  Haste really does make waste.  So be sure you are directing your lower, active-on-the-ground self to do what is in your best long-term interests.  This catalytic energy at the end of March builds to a climax on the second Full Moon occurring March 31st

Watch for upheaval in traditions and customs of our personal lives…uprooting the way things have always been done…; while on a collective level, look for fire and fury (Aries energy), upheaval in government, rules broken, barriers brought down, rebellion, blowing up what does not work anymore.

The March 31st Full Moon is not for the faint of heart.  So take care.  Focus on your work, your loved ones and your own self care.  As the British say:  Keep Calm and Carry On!

Of Special Note: 
Please mark your calendars for the Healthy Living Expo on Sunday, April 8th, from 10 am to 6 PM, in Plymouth, MA.  I will be speaking about the astrological outlook for 2018, what to expect personally and as a nation/culture.  Or stop by my table that day for a mini-reading!  Please visit for details, directions and information.  I look forward to seeing you there.

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Expect the Unexpected: Double Eclipses

As befitting the sign of Aquarius which colors much of February, this is a rather unusual month celestially.   The air sign of Aquarius and its planet Uranus rule anything off beat, non-mainstream, unpredictable, sudden, avant garde, genius and ingenuity.  Think Thomas Edison, Oprah, Nelson Mandela.  Anything labeled “different”.  So goes February 2018.  All planets are direct motion for the second month in a row yet there will only be three planetary sign changes.   Oh, and lest we forget:  one eclipse…a partial solar eclipse on the 15th .

For starters, having all planets moving forward for so long is a bonus.  This began at the outset of the New Year and continues into March.  What is striking about this isn’t so much that all the planets are direct but rather for the length of time they are forward motion.  A week, perhaps a month at most…but over two months?  This is very rare indeed.  February finds itself in the heart of this planetary push ahead. 

How does this impact you?  Aquarian energy is optimized now…encouraging us to feel, think and do outside the box, our normal grind.  Look outside yourself, your circle, your community and routine for solutions, to break out of habits that no longer serve you.  Go baby go.  Full steam ahead.

Otherwise a quiet month cosmically, we find a bump at mid month, a partial solar eclipse on February 15th, the second of two eclipses.  The first eclipse kick started February on January 31, a total lunar eclipse at Full Moon.  This is the second Full Moon of January (or Blue Moon) and its eclipse occurs in the sign of Leo.   It is a particularly rare occurrence for a total lunar eclipse to happen on a Blue Moon.  The last one happened 152 years ago.  Talk about unusual Aquarius happenings!!

 During the final days of January, watch for drama, fun, self-expression, your voice to be heard.  If you have been sidelined by others, you will feel a large push to speak up.   Between January 25-February 4, ask where have you suppressed your voice?  Bullied and victim no more.  Just look at the scores of young female gymnasts sexually assaulted by Dr. Larry Nassar who just put him behind bars for life.

Unshackled, February begins.  With the Sun (our will), Venus (love/money), Mercury (communication) all in radical Aquarius, you may very well feel an earthquake inside, lightning strikes of knowing.  Pay attention to flashes of insight.  This is not your imagination.  Rather, these will lead to breakthroughs in  persistent problems, areas where we find ourselves stuck.  What are you being urged to do?   Alternative approaches and solutions are your best bet this month.
With Messenger Mercury at its sharpest now, beneficent Venus and the Sun tied to the Lunar South Node (our point of release), all in humanitarian Aquarius, watch for opportunities to connect with your fellow man/woman; look out for your neighbor’s best interests and to work collaboratively as a group.  Together as one we rise and fall. 

The two generous planets, Venus and Jupiter, challenge each other the first week of February.  So be aware of where you can give and receive.  Set stubborn resistance aside now.  Often we say no, decline opportunities that offer a way out our conundrums.  A mantra for February is “say yes and figure it out later”.  This is most definitely such a time.  Look around.  What needs resolution in your world?  Who needs healing?  You, your family, your workplace, community?  We are called now to consider larger, broader aspects in our lives, our footprint on this earth, the impact each one of us creates as part of a chain reaction of existence.  No small thing this. 

Good think heavy weights Saturn and Pluto are in serious Capricorn now, teaching us Responsibility, Structure and Integrity.  Use this energy as a functional platform on which to build your life.  Saturn (dharma/karma) and Pluto the transformer hold your seat to a firm foundation while you meet on-coming challenges, pursue dreams and rise to the above-mentioned humanitarian call.  Man-made disasters in Yemen, Myanmar and Syria come to mind.  These are publicly noted as the “worst humanitarian crises since World War II.”

The preponderance of off-beat Aquarian energy at the outset of February is enhanced by Mars in Sagittarius.  You may feel a strong need for freedom.  What liberates you rather than confines and binds?  Some may feel persecuted or victimized by circumstance with this energy.  Better to steer yourself toward healthy solutions, adventure, search or quest, like going on a treasure hunt rather than staying trapped on a never-ending treadmill of “why me?”

Deepest healing is at hand now with Generous Jupiter aligning beautifully with healer Chiron.  Take a break, take a time out, take time off.  Science has proven that those who are most successful know when to say when:  change it up, go outside for a walk, change your scenery to get fresh perspectives.  And simply…rest.  Was a nap ever known to hurt anyone?  Wake up renewed and ready to tackle challenges from alternative angles.

Midmonth brings the most cosmic activity.  First, on February 11, Venus enters Pisces.  Here the planet of love, money and relationships shines most brightly:  the Venus in Pisces lovefest.  Mm, mm, mm.  Nothing quite like it!  Feel her angelic, adoring effect.  She is gracious beyond measure for the next month with time, energy and money.  Over the next ten days, Venus pairs with her higher planetary wavelength, Neptune.  Dream a little dream.  Now is the time.  Pisces and its ruler Neptune rule dreams, as well as inspiration, fantasy, music, water, sleep, universal love.  Mother Theresa comes to mind.  From February 17-24, you can’t help but feel the love.  It is everywhere and all around. 

“Can you feel the love tonight…?”  from Disney’s The Lion King is an apt theme song right about now.

The Winter Olympics occur amidst this lovely Venus in Pisces stretch, reminding us all how far loving energy goes to repair relationships, the dysfunction of which is the root of so much suffering in our world.  

Smack in the middle of the month on February 15th comes the second eclipse on the New Moon.  This is a partial solar eclipse at 26 degrees Aquarius.  Talk about an invitation for new beginnings!  A New World Order is on call.  With the Piscean lovefest of Venus, Neptune and Chiron combined with the humanitarian Sun (will), Moon (our emotions) and Messenger Mercury, while Pluto and Saturn lay a firm groundwork, this is one heck of a New Moon eclipse!  Tremendous potential awaits.  We are called to dream (Pisces), gather (Aquarius), and plant (Capricorn).  Power is virtually in our hands.  To join together.  To unify.  In such a contrarian, conflicted and war-torn world, repairing and healing opportunity unfolds…if we allow.  Power in numbers.  Strength in groups.  Can you see that you are not so different from your fellow man after all?  That we share far more than separates and divides us?

This eclipse invites us to let go of our differences and unite what aligns us.

As the brief month of February draws to a close, Messenger Mercury and the Sun’s shift into Pisces on February 18 and 19th, joining Venus, Neptune and Chiron.  Pisces qualities intensify.  With any sign, there is always a caution:  don’t overdo.   A water sign, Pisces can lead us down a very slippery slope.  What good is a lovefest if it turns sour?  If you stay too long at the party?  Know when it is time to go home, to call it a day.   It is one thing to rest, dream, be inspired, another thing entirely to slide into escapism or addiction.  Pisces rules drugs, alcohol, addiction of any kind.  Be mindful:  choose moderation.  In everything, be balanced. 

This applies to givers especially.  If you are one who constantly gives to others, be very careful of being taken advantage of now.   Doing as much for yourself, in equal parts, as you do for others is not selfish.  It prevents burnout and exhaustion.  Pace yourself.  While giving to those in need, remember to take time for your needs:  listen to beautiful music, relax in a gentle bath, compose a letter to a long-lost cousin, get a massage, row-row-row your boat gently down a stream…

Go and do likewise.

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Saturday, December 30, 2017

Pedal to the Metal: January's Full Throttle Forward

Pedal to the Metal:  January Full Throttle Forward

There is very rarely a time when celestial events coincide so directly with humanity’s calendar.  Our agenda.  Our clock.  January 2018 is such a time.

With the holidays behind us, we are ready to dive full tilt into the New Year on January 1.  Several remarkable events occur smack dab on New Year’s day:  the Full Moon is ON January First and Radical Uranus turns direct motion.  Radical yes.  Rebellious, surprising, shocking, ingenious, off-beat Uranus.  Expect the unexpected is an extreme understatement.  We can never know what will happen with this planet.  Most notably, Uranus' shift forward leads ALL of the planets in our beloved Milky Way galaxy to turn direct motion for the next two months.  This is highly unusual. One or more planets are typically retrograde motion (reverse) at any given time.

How does this impact you?   All the planets moving forward streamlines our lives, desires and dreams with a vital forward thrust.  Whatever you have sown to date or are planning to launch now, January through March is terrific for growing.  Go baby go!

First, the Full Moon.  January 1 finds Mother Moon in its own sign, nurturing Cancer, making beautiful angles to inspirational Neptune and Mars-Jupiter in psychic Scorpio.  You will feel this Full Moon and how.  Terrific for deepest devotion, passion, intuition and more, this Full Moon is as grounded as it is emotional.  We feel super committed to our New Year’s resolutions as this moon opposes four planets in earthy Capricorn:  Saturn (responsibility), Venus (love and money), the Sun (our will) and Pluto (transformation).  Capricorn is THE building block energy of the zodiac, the architect of our lives creating a firm foundation on which to manifest our desires.  With Saturn now in its own sign of Capricorn for the next two years, we feel a responsibility to build our lives wisely.  This energy digs hard work and is resolved to see any task/project/relationship through to completion.  So what you intend now will come to fruition.  Build with care.

And, this Full Moon occurs on the cusp of wild and woolly Uranus turning direct.  Feel a switch flick on inside yourself?  Uranus rules electricity, earthquakes and lighting…anything sudden or shocking.  You may literally wake up in the early days of January 2018 ready to turn over a completely new page in your life.  Expect others to do the same.  Uranus is called the Great Awakener for a reason.  It is the original AH-HAH discovery energy.   Victim, prisoner, sleeper no more! Says Uranus direct.  Engines are Full Throttle Ahead.  So we speed into the stars; into the unknown of 2018.  It is tremendously exciting, exhilarating, if not a bit scary.  One thing is for sure:  there is no time for fear here.  Buckle up and strap yourself in for a ride.

Adding vitality to the New Year’s mix are the Lunar Nodes at powerful degrees. The North Node calls our name.  It is at 15 degrees Leo, a super strong point and real attention getter.  Hear the siren call to take a chance?  We feel the urge to laugh, pursue romance, your passion, to create something new, indulge our children and inner child.  In short: play.  Play with wild abandon.  Have fun and enjoy life.  So many of us carry steep and heavy burdens. But the Leo North Node reminds us to keep it light, festive, try new things we’ve never done before.  Leo also rules drama…so a word of caution:  avoid drama and drama queens. 

The planetary power group in serious Capricorn are sure to keep it real.  Keep us realistic.  With focused intention you can find the balance between fun, humor and responsible action. The edge of our attention sharpens by the second week of the month (January 6-11) when this foursome tightly conjoin.  We are all business, no nonsense, black and white.  These make a helpful angle to Jupiter-Mars in Scorpio which rules karma, big money, taxes, investments, psychology, joint finances (shared bank accounts, property, etc), the metaphysical realm, psychic rebirth.  In other words:  the piper will be paid now.  With wise aim, this is an excellent time for significant investments of money, time or energy.

The United States will witness unfolding consequences for Mr. Trump, the impacts of the recently passed immense tax bill, and shifts in government.  Scorpio Jupiter (abundance) and Motivating Mars (action) also deals with secrets and deep revelations.  Aligning with Capricorn planets, this duo says there is no time for anything hidden.  The cosmic alliance demands all cards to be put face up on the table.  If anyone kept something from you, it will be revealed now. 

Revelations only increase with Messenger Mercury’s entrance into Capricorn on January 11th.  The scales are tipped now:  five planets in Capricorn during the third week of the month.  Build like crazy whatever you want to manifest.  Incredibly hale and hearty energy, Capricorn is cold and hard-nosed; it shoulders the harshest of burdens, tolerates the most extreme conditions.  So tell all the naysayers in your life where they can go; better yet, don’t say anything.  Save your energy to bear down, focus on producing your dreams.  With five planets in robust Capricorn, stand back and behold how much you can accomplish! 

…Just in time to set intentions for the first New Moon of 2018.  On January 17th, hand write five or so goals you hope to realize over the next month, season or year.  Plant them in the ground or cast in a moving body of water such as a river, stream or ocean.  The same day, Venus moves into unruly Aquarius.  Ruled by Uranus, this sign is an out-of-the-box thinker and doer, prefers anything non-mainstream.  Highly inventive in Aquarius, Venus turns to new designs in projects, investments and relationships.  Only days later, on January 20th, the Sun joins Venus, applying our will to new-fangled ideas, concepts and people.  Embrace what is different now.  You know what has not worked in your life so be open to trying alternatives.  There is nothing to lose and only experience and success to be gained.

Enhancing your sense of adventure is Mars’ shift into sagacious Sagittarius on January 26thOur only limits are those we set for ourselves, Mars now reminds us.  What is your dream?  Aim your arrow high and accurately.  With all the Aquarian inventiveness and Capricorn pragmatism at hand, this is the perfect time to manifest your plans.

In this truly rare time of complete planetary forward motion, we are blessed with a second Full Moon in January.  On the 31st, the Moon ends the month as she began it:  nurturing what we sow into ripe culmination.  Under her bright light, the Full Moon guides us and shows us the way.  We are made of stars and stardust, she says.  Nothing is impossible.

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Getting Real with Saturn into Capricorn: Reputation is Everything

December is generally regarded as a festive month of parties, beautiful music, gathering friends and family.  The holidays and dawning of a New Year also mark an unofficial anniversary in our lives, one of self-reflection:  so what have I accomplished in the last year?  Have I improved or fallen off the mark somewhere?

December 2017 is particularly given to reflection for two notable reasons.  First, Messenger Mercury, ruler of communication, is retrograde motion for the balance of the month, and task master Saturn ends its cycle in truth telling Sagittarius before shifting into earthy Capricorn.  Hard though it may be to hit the “pause” button during this very busy time of year, it is vital to schedule breaks for yourself until the New Year arrives.  Lean in to any activity that clears your body/mind/soul…exercise, meditation, a woods walk, time spent on, in or near the water, yoga, and journaling all come to mind.  You will feel refreshed beyond measure when you partake.
Day 1 of December opens with Venus, planet of love, money and relationships changing signs, from intense Scorpio to wise Sagittarius.  In this fire sign, Venus values freedom, honesty, learning and studying, and adventure.  She is generous with her wallet here too, as she wants the best for her fellow man.  In fiery Sagittarius, Venus is not afraid to take risks and put herself out there.  Over the course of December, Venus gradually joins Messenger Mercury, the Sun (our will) and heavy weight Saturn.  She lightens our load and sees the brighter side of life.

A good thing too, as the beginning of December is so loaded you may feel ready to snap:  Motivating Mars in Libra directly opposes Uranus in active Aries while we approach the Full Moon on December 3rd.  The same day, Messenger Mercury turns retrograde motion.  This Full Moon could hardly be any more fraught with relationship tension.  A helpful reminder from the Tao this first week is:  “Tension is who you think you should be; relaxation is who you are.” Breathe!  As I write, a volcano in Indonesia is stirring mightily.  Already exploding, it could soon wreak devastation with the Full Moon acting as the trigger; communications may be severely hampered afterward with Mercury in reverse gear.  

In terms of our individual lives, watch your words, behavior and interactions with everyone during the first week of December, especially the 1st -3rd.  Put your earplugs in if necessary, bite your tongue, or use whatever other language filtering practices you rely on.  In short:  think before you speak.  Ordinarily, I encourage free self-expression and honesty; however, the first week of the month is cosmically challenging.  As above, so below.  So err on the side of less is more in all you do and say.

Complicating our filtering efforts, Saturn in the final degrees of Sagittarius demands the truth, from ourselves and with others.  In the sign of The Law (both earthly and universally), we will be held accountable for our actions.  If you need to make amends to anyone, December is an excellent time to atone.  Nevermore so as Mercury moves into reverse on December 3rd.  Let’s each of us own what we do and say/have done or said, so we may begin January 2018 with a truly clean slate.

December days can feel dicey, with Mercury retrograde until the 22nd.  A strong suggestion for managing your holiday shopping during this time:  best to hold off on major purchases now.  If you want to give something large, such as a car, jewelry or technology, consider wrapping up an I.O.U. note for your loved ones to open on Kwanzaa, Chanukkah or Christmas Day.  The I.O.U. offers a promise to go shopping with the recipient after the 22nd.   Another advantage of this is that you also will find huge deals in the post-holiday season that may save you oodles of money.  Laptops, phones, TVs and entertainment systems especially are best bought once Mercury turns direct motion the 22nd.

Messenger Mercury is spending a really lonnnnng time in fiery Sagittarius too, from November 6th to January, 10th, 2018.  For the first two weeks of December, the communications planet joins with task master Saturn, the Sun (our will) and Venus.  Retrograde Mercury invites us to turn inward.   Practicing gratitude, good old fashioned counting your blessings – even for the smallest things, reflecting on who we want to be and how we want to live in 2018, adjusting our goals accordingly, is the best use of time until the 23rd.   What do you want your life to look like and how do you want to get there?

Our ruminations are deepened by Motivating Mars entering psychological Scorpio on December 9th.  Through the beginning of January, Mars gradually joins Jupiter in Scorpio, for deep dives into our psyches.  Scorpio rules transformation – the really big guys:  sex, death, re-birth in all its forms, as well as the metaphysical realm and joint finances.  All during December as Mars moves toward Generous Jupiter, our x-ray senses are sharpened.

Answers are now revealed, people and entities shown for what they truly are, especially after Mercury turns direct motion just before Christmas.  Deniers or those trying to hide will be exposed.  A tricky time is at hand as Scorpio loves secrecy; rules it in fact.  However, the abundance of Sagittarian energy (4 planets!) demands the truth.  The Law will be upheld.  You can run but you will not be able to hide.  Watch the news unfold; what this period portends for the US government and Mr. Trump in particular is crucial.

We are invited to acknowledge soul truths now.  Set your intentions for the New Year on this roundly honest Sagittarian New Moon December 18th.  Hand write up to 5 goals, wishes or prayers that you hope are fulfilled in 2018.  Then cast these in a moving body of water or plant them in the ground to grow and bloom over the coming months.

This New Moon sets off a series of planetary shifts.  One right after the other, Saturn, the Sun then Venus change signs and Mercury turns direction motion.  First, task master Saturn:  For the last three years, Saturn has been cycling through Sagittarius, sign of the law, adventure, education, spirituality, things foreign and the truth.  Some of us have sought our own truth, while others have been brazenly shown the truth.  Saturn is dharma (responsibility with a capital R) and karma (what goes around comes around).  No one escapes or is excluded from Saturn’s hand.  In Sagittarius, justice is done.   What the recently outed sexually abusive men in film and media wouldn’t give to escape the truth and regain their reputation…

Reputation is everything. 

My father used to say, "if you don't have your reputation, what do you have?"

This is never more true as Saturn moves into its own sign Capricorn on December 20th.  Here, ruling reputation, status, business, tradition, integrity and honor, we see in no uncertain terms who we are.  Saturn is structured, formal, concrete, black and white energy.  It is the building block backbone of the zodiac and governs architecture, construction and the skeletal system of our bodies.

If you have not done your work to date – as Saturn has demanded while passing through Sagittarius – been honest with yourself and others, the structure of your life with Saturn in Capricorn will not hold up.  Watch for everything from bone fractures, difficulty with teeth, to earthquakes and systemic shakedowns.  Saturn and Capricorn oversee government and big business…so the piper will be paid in these realms too.

However, if you have been “on path”, doing your soul work, in all honesty and fair practice, your reputation will be cemented for good and you may even be rewarded.  Black and white, no-nonsense Capricorn energy is further heightened and crystallized in the following days as the Sun joins Saturn at 00 degrees, a highly notable attention-getter.  Venus collaborates with these two in Capricorn on Christmas Day, with Mercury turning direct just prior on the 23rd.

Guys, if you are planning to propose marriage, the stretch from Christmas Eve through New Years is a wonderful time.  This holds true as well for those tying the actual knot.  Capricorn is not known for its romance, sexiness or passion (rely on Mars-Jupiter in Scorpio for that!) but it gives a lasting sound structure, firm foundation and solid substance to any relationship begun now.

“Where attention goes, energy flows” is the old adage and a terrific mantra for the New Year.  Point your gaze, time and attention at what you want to achieve and then build baby build.  May you each find lasting and sustaining health, peace and joy in 2018!

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Monday, October 30, 2017

Money, sex and power: transformation at hand

I’m always a bit skeptical when I review the month ahead and don’t see much happening in our galaxy.  The lack of celestial events pushes me to look harder, deeper at what is actually occurring and how our lives may be affected.  This November is a particularly quiet month celestially.  There are only three planetary sign changes and just one planet, spiritual Neptune, which shifts direction.  So let’s take a closer look. 

For those of us in the Northern Hemisphere, November starts preparation for winter:  closing down and pulling within.  And certainly as the month opens, we have three planets in Scorpio, the deepest, most secretive, intuitive and psychological sign:  the Sun (our will), Jupiter (abundance) and Messenger Mercury (communication) shape our thoughts and internal guidance.

Scorpio energy digs down underneath layers that we or others use to shield or hide feelings, intentions or perhaps, less than honorable actions.  The highest form of Scorpio is to bring to light what is hidden and transform it.   Only a few days into November, the Full Moon falls on the 4th, shining an enormous light on everything and everyone.  Scorpio rules resources, including property, taxes, bank accounts, while the Taurus Full Moon opposite the Sun deals with the money we earn from our skills and talents.  These are the money signs, one very personal (Taurus):  how we earn a living; the other, our collective resources (Scorpio). 

This Full Moon exposes any efforts to conceal finances or illicit transactions (think tax fraud).  Congress is aiming to restructure the United States tax code this month; and Special Counsel Robert Mueller just indicted two men with dubious financial ties to Russia.   It is an incredibly revealing and intuitive Full Moon and we are pushed to trust our inner voice and better angels.  It’s best to refrain from doubt and second guessing during the first week of November.   Trust your gut.  See where the trail leads and what information is revealed to you now.  Are you shocked by what you learn?  How can you use the knowledge you uncover?

Scorpio also rules regenerative processes:  sex, death and rebirth – whether physical, mental or spiritual.  Your interest in sex may very well heighten now; and/or you may fully examine with that famous Scorpio X-Ray sense what parts of yourself, your relationships, your habits or career, etc., need to “die”, be transitioned out so new life may grow.   And, Scorpio rules power, the right use or abuse of it and the karma tied to its use.   Just as Jupiter entered Scorpio in early October, powerful men in Hollywood, the media and business have fallen like dominoes from sexual harassment and assault accusations.   The misuse and abuse of sex and power toward women, and men, can be soul damaging. 

Scorpio’s X-Ray glare the first week of November can make us feel like we are being watched.  And in many respects, we are.  Our children observe our every move.  Our co-workers see our behavior.  Our clients and patients watch and hear us.  So, pay particular attention to your thoughts, words and deeds now.  When you do, this Taurus Full Moon is super practical in a down-to-earth and realistic way.  She intuitively shows us the buried parts, our shadow, pieces we deny or what has been intentionally hidden from us by others.  So now that you know, now that you have the information, the Full Moon asks, what are you going to do about it?

Take stock, take inventory of your worth, finances, talents and skills, sexuality, personal power.   What do you bring to the table?  Know your worth so you know what you have to effectively mobilize, how to efficiently marshal your resources.  Because two days later, Messenger Mercury moves into adventurous Sagittarius.  Here, our thoughts and words are directed to tell the Truth, with a capital T.  As Scorpio digs up what is buried, Sagittarius shines the light of truth on it. 

Don’t be surprised if you find yourself blurting out the obvious, well…obvious perhaps to you.  Where before you may have held back, now you speak your truth.  Go ahead, say your piece.  No doubt you are saying what others’ need to hear as well as speaking up for yourself.   No worries.  Motivating Mars cycling through gracious Libra, diplomat extraordinaire, works to consider the effects on your relationships and strives for balance. 

The very next day, November 7th, Venus joins the Sun and Jupiter in Scorpio pushing us further.  Scorpio is about desire…because through our desires, we transform ourselves consciously or not.   With the two benefic planets (Venus and Jupiter) in the sign of rebirth and regeneration for the rest of the month, a powerful time is at hand for transformation.  What is it about your life that you seek to change?  Any habit, any goal, any facet of yourself that you seek to change and grow is now possible.  Set your sights on what you want. 

With the on-going alliance between Saturn-Uranus in fiery Sagittarius and Aries, we have enough raw power to execute our plan.  The key is to make a plan.  Establish a clear goal (one or two at most) then get to it.  The great thing about the Sun (our will), Jupiter (abundance) and Venus (love and money) in Scorpio, they give you everlasting stamina to see work through to completion, accomplish the task; realize the dream.   Why?  Since Scorpio rules power, this sign is the original never-say-die energy.  Because of its unfathomable depth, you are fortified now, imbued with strength even you didn’t know you had.  So go back for one more try until success is yours.   Remember:  You are vastly more powerful than you realize. 

Messenger Mercury in Sagittarius aims our arrow high.  Be sure of your target, to point it exactly where you want to go.  Because the caution with three planets in seductive Scorpio is its shadow side:  addiction, obsession and compulsion.  Mixed together you can stir up one great hangover from doing too much of a good thing.  Moderation baby.  Again:  rely on Mars in Libra, sign of balance and temperance to help center yourself, especially at mid-month when Messenger Mercury aligns beautifully with Motivating Mars.

From November 12th-22nd, we are blessed with a full ten-day run of accurately aimed action, thoughts and words.  When harnessed well, this energetic combination is incredibly effective.  Even after Mercury moves away from Mars, it joins heavyweight Saturn in Sagittarius, both aligning with change-agent Uranus to attain our goals.  The message here:  go for it!   This November truly can be a pivotal month for many.

Point your arrow well.  Particularly on the New Moon November 18th, which falls in the midst of this ten day time frame.  Write down 1-5 goals/wishes/prayers you hope to realize over the next month, season, or year. Then plant your written hopes in the earth or cast them in a moving body of water.
Days later, November 22nd, the Sun shifts into Sagittarius, merging our will and our thoughts with Saturn’s current life lessons.  This seems to significantly buoy our arrow and the direction we aim it.  The same day, mystical Neptune turns direct motion.  Gentle Neptune inspires us, is the quiet nudge we feel to create, help our fellow man, dream.  You will feel the tides of your life roll in, pushing you forward.  Pay attention.  Neptune is subtle.  What does your higher self say?  Your intuition?

Moving forward the day before Thanksgiving in the United States, Neptune asks us to tune in.  Think about the kind of connections you want to have over the dinner table this family weekend and over the winter.  Messenger Mercury and karmic Saturn align with radical Uranus in Aries prompting some to bluster loud and long.  Check your tongue.  Filter your speech.  Flow with Neptune instead, as it harmonizes with Jupiter asking:  what behavior, atmosphere, and setting will best serve you, the group, the family now?  Not just during the holiday weekend but for the long-term.   This joyous pair inspires us to show up as our better selves, to trust, have faith in our self, others and the situation at hand.

When we do trust and practice faith, it is the equivalent of putting our hands on the steering wheel of our lives.  You have all of the tools and equipment you need.  Trust, believe.  You’ve got this.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Balancing Act

Ever feel like a juggler with one too many plates in the air?  That’s how September and the post-eclipse wake feel to many, including yours truly.  The devil’s in the details. Virgo rules them and how. 

By October 1st, three planets have moved into Libra; yet key players Venus and Mars still cycle through Virgo which rules the future.  With unknowns, worry and anxiety heighten, as well as the need for control, often of infinitesimal detail. 

Enter Libra.  The farther we step into October, the bigger planetary shift occurs into her energy.  A beautiful thing, Libra.  I will admit:  I’m a sucker for this sign…the sign of balance, harmony, and order.  Libra rules art, beauty, design, peace, diplomacy and negotiations.   Already the Sun (our will), Jupiter (abundance) and Messenger Mercury (communication) are in gracious Libra, though harmony and peace seem to be in dreadfully short supply these days.  Extending the olive branch en masse is essential now.

Some days it takes tremendous courage to get out of bed, let alone direct grace toward our fellow man; however, at the beginning of October, this is precisely what we are called to do.  And with Jupiter wrapping up its tour in Libra, the emphasis is all the more on finding middle ground, getting to yes, and that dirty little word:  compromise.  Life moves forward by meeting half way.
Tricky stuff the first week of October.  Generous Jupiter is exactly opposite radical Uranus.  Change and change now commands this opposing pair.  We are challenged to find new and innovative ways to forge a path forward – not alone, in isolation, cutting off those who disagree with us; but through inventive channels to come together and collaborate.  Asking questions, good old curiosity is the best way to learn a new method, about another person, and surprise! learn something new about yourself, too.

Really helping us at this time is transformer Pluto in earthy Capricorn aligning positively with Mars-Venus in Virgo.  Super practical and pragmatic, this troika keeps our feet on the ground as we figure out what works.  The combination lays a realistic groundwork for everything we pursue, especially relationships, both work and personal.  Pluto-Mars-Venus asks exactly how to accomplish your goals:  who is your audience?  What do you want the final result to look like?  Do you have enough or the right kind of resources to get the job done?  When you do your homework, this threesome promises support.

Also aiding and abetting our efforts is the continuing grand fire alliance between task master Saturn, Uranus and the Lunar North Node.  This is the engine that stokes our work, be it interpersonal, spiritual, scientific, romantic, you name it.   Uranus is the Great Awakener.  Finishing its last year in warrior Aries, we are pushed to break new ground, pioneer new terrain, and yes:  boldly go where no wo/man has gone before.  Those dreams and ideas you’ve been tossing around – you have them for a reason.  Explore where they might take you.  Be adventurous and daring says Sagittarian Saturn.  Say yes…and figure the details out later.  (That’s what Mars-Venus in Virgo is for right now!)  Motivating Mars, our hardworking drive, and Venus (love and money), are exactly conjoined in Virgo on Thursday, October 5th, at the time of the Full Moon.

All Full Moons carry extra emotional weight and on an Aries Full Moon such as this, watch for trigger-happy tendencies in yourself and others.   October 4-6th is not a great time to throw the baby out with the bath water.  Guard against abruptly ending relationships in particular this week.  This frenetic energy is emphasized by the Jupiter-Uranus opposition.  Really be careful of making any impulse decisions from October 3-6.  Take a breath.  Think about your choices. Once you are certain you’ve weighed all the options, then commit.

Weigh well what lies before you but know that on October 8-9th, the Sun (your will) and Messenger Mercury challenge Pluto.  Someone or something may force your hand.  Libra is the great fence sitter:  looking at the grass on either side of that proverbial fence, trying to decide if one choice is better than another.  With Mercury in Libra, the decisions seem to multiply and/or become trickier.  It is a very good thing then, when Generous Jupiter moves into Scorpio on October 10th.  Scorpio’s laser-like, X-Ray vision exposes the underside of situations and people, buried truths.  For the next year, Scorpio Jupiter gets to the bottom of the matter. 

It’s been 12 years since this planetary giant passed through this sign.  Think back:  where were you and what were you doing then?  Any great secrets revealed at that time?  There is a larger than life element to Jupiter in whatever sign it cycles through.  In Scorpio, Jupiter can accrue large amounts of money and literally…magic.  Scorpio rules the metaphysical realm, joint finances, sex, death, rebirth, transformation.  It is the ultimate make-over, do-over sign.  So if there is some part of your life that you want to completely overhaul, Jupiter in Scorpio is here to assist.  What you once thought was dead (in you, in your life) has come around now twelve years later to be revisited at a minimum, and resurrected in full at most.  Make the most of this next year!

A few days later at mid-month, we gain a helping hand from Venus entering her own sign of Libra.  Here Venus beautifies life, relationships, home, all she touches.  Beauty, like her counterpart grace, is increasingly taken for granted and overlooked in modern life.  So ask yourself:  when was the last time you updated your wardrobe?  Got a new hairstyle, invested in fresh home d├ęcor?  The next three weeks is time to look around.  Let Venus guide your eye.  Since she rules money, she’ll make sure you have a steady supply.

Three days later, on October 17th, Messenger Mercury joins Generous Jupiter in Scorpio.  If you were trapped by indecision until now, you won’t be after the 17th.  Now no stone truly will go unturned as our thoughts and words seek to know the deeper (and deepest) meaning and answers; the whole truth and nothing but the truth.  Scorpio rules shared resources such as joint bank accounts and properties.  Our minds will turn to the actual cost of expenditures to both ourselves, but more critically, to our families and yes, to society as a whole.  We are living through some extremely expensive natural disasters lately.  What is the actual cost of an earthquake or hurricane? Anyone?  If the US Congress implements a new health care proposal, what will it cost the government, businesses, individual taxpayers?  These are immensely vast collective expenditures and ones that Scorpion Jupiter-Mercury can take aim at with its forensic financial eye at the bottom line.

The New Moon in Libra on the 19th is tied to the Jupiter-Mercury pairing.  As these two in Scorpio dig up answers, Moon-Sun (our feelings and will) weigh the cost and benefit implications.  This is an uneasy New Moon, as the Moon-Sun oppose radical Uranus.  Unlike Full Moons ripe with unbounded feelings, New Moons are a time to plant what you want to grow and harvest in the future.  Uranus is uneven, catalytic energy.  It electrifies and exponentially charges whatever it comes into contact with.  So you can imagine then the tug-of-war effect it has with this New Moon.  If ever there was a time to be mindful of the phrase, “be careful what you wish for,” this would be it!  The Scorpio Jupiter-Mercury duo will reveal far more than you may want to know.  But at the New Moon time, this is no doubt a very good thing.  You want to know exactly what you are planting, and in for.

By the 23rd, both the Sun and Motivating Mars change signs.  The Sun joins Jupiter-Mercury in Scorpio and Mars shifts into Libra.  The Warrior planet feels out of place in artful Libra, full of grace and diplomacy.   Used to doing what it wants regardless of what others think or have in mind, Mars in Libra asks, “do I really need to consider the feelings of others?  Can’t I just barge ahead the way I usually do?”  Good thing Venus is already in Libra to soften the rough edges that Mars brings to this delicate sign.  Libra is the sign of open enemies and Mars, the planet of war.  Given the events dominating the world stage right now between Trump and Kim Jung Un of North Korea, a collective prayer for peace is best offered now.

As each of us is balancing quite a full load this month, it may be too much to ask what can we do individually to make our world more peaceful.   And yet, that is precisely the question desperately needing answers.   The Jewish religion offers the teaching of Tikkun Olam.  It means to repair the world.   The response rests on our collective shoulders and the lives of our children.   To repair our earth, bring balance and restore order to our world, our lives, two quotations you may find very useful in the coming weeks: 

The Hawaiian Ho’oponopono saying “I love you.  I forgive you. I’m sorry. Thank you.”
And from Louise Hay, “I forgive you for not being the way I wanted you to be.  I forgive you and set you free.”

Try saying these as mantras.   Virgo reminds us we are at best imperfect.  Libra strives for balanced relationships. And Scorpio shows us how to transform.   Forgiveness is always the best place to start.

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Now What?

My oh, my, oh my.   As my mom used to day, “what a difference a day can make.”  In this case, what a difference a month can make.  Certainly looking back over this past month of August.  Whew. That was a doozy!  

I truly hope you and yours, all of my readers are faring well despite the drama and upheaval of the last few weeks.  The great news is that celestially, September is an infinitely calmer month.  That said, now the work begins in earnest, to do the real clean up wrought by August's chaos.

In the United States, we now find ourselves in the aftermath of the most damaging hurricane on record. Hurricane Harvey occurred just days after the total solar eclipse and during Mercury Retrograde.  For nearly one week, this storm just sat over South Texas spinning and dumping rainwater, as if to say, “You won't forget this one!”  It made landfall not just once but twice on the Texas coast.  Nothing will make you slow down like the record setting 40-50 inches of rain this area received. Wow.

Imagine complete disruption to approximately 12 million lives and the ripple effect that causes to the rest of the country and world.  A massive humanitarian effort is now underway and it is debatable how long it will take to bring order to this region.  All this on the heels of a horrific racial event in Charlottesville, Virginia.  In these days of complete polarization, nature has forced people to join together to help one another.  To cooperate.  To get along.  And there is nothing like an act of God to inspire people to reach across self-imposed (and illusory) barriers and join together.

As one woman recently observed, “I truly don’t understand America.  One week we have Nazis running people over in cars [August 12th] and the next we have people coming out of the woodwork with their boats to save lives of people and animals.  And I am sure some of those people will save the lives of people they once thought they hated and I am sure some who once hated will get saved by the people that they claim to hate.  It just goes to show you that hate is learned and can be unlearned.  Love your fellow human.  Get to know someone different than you.”'

It is a key message for the coming months. 

With this natural disaster greatly in mind, we push forward with our lives.  September opens with three planets in Leo, two of which conjoin our directional point, the Lunar North Node, and all aligning to change agent Uranus in Aries.  A whole new order is at play here.  What is going on for you?  Uranus says change and change now.  No excuses.  The creative power of this alliance is hard to overstate.  Motivating Mars is sandwiched between the North Node and Messenger Mercury.  We are called to take a chance, throw caution to the wind, break out of what keeps us down and holds us back.

More vitally, we are being given key messages now, strong ones, heart-centered, soulful messages.  Please listen.  Messenger Mercury is at the August 21st eclipse degree (SUPER STRONG!) as it stations, comes to a complete halt, before turning direct motion on September 5thPay attention now.  Stop and listen.  What are you hearing?  No really.  Through the frenzy of our lives, carefully tune in.    Mars hammers Mercury’s point home between September 1st and 10th.  That is a significant stretch of time.  What are you being told now?  Who and what information is trying to reach you, teach you?  We are never too old to learn anything!   What are you supposed to hear?  Listen to children (out of the mouths of babes pours forth the truth), the cashier at the checkout counter, your subordinate at work.  Often the most vital information arrives when we least expect it from the most surprising voices, from those we often do not pay heed to. 

With all of this Leo energy, please watch for drama.  Don’t be afraid to roar yourself.  Let your self- expression fly. Just make sure you truly have something valuable to say.  Try not to take up prime air space.  The first ten days of September can also be very romantic and surprising on many fronts.  Remember, Uranus, the ultimate game changer, is at work here.  When Mercury turns direct motion on Tuesday, September 5th at last month’s eclipse degree, life really kicks into overdrive.  School begins in earnest; big purchases are made, contracts signed, deals sealed.  Leo is courageous.  Be brave.  You are being called to step up and step out now.  Where and how?

Mercury’s push forward in all shades of flagrant Leo bravado occurs on the eve of the September 6th Full Moon.   In marked contrast, another aspect of this picture is the gentle, highly sensitive pairing of watery Neptune and the nurturing Moon in mystical Pisces.  If we allow, this Full Moon is deeply cleansing and healing.  Listening to music, meditating, journaling, walking near water or being in water will work wonders on Tuesday and Wednesday, the 5th and 6th.   The Pisces Moon and Neptune pair are profoundly intuitive.  As part of this Full Moon picture, we truly have a key opportunity to receive messages, information for our highest and best purpose. 

Be still for a moment and tune into yourself.  What are you feeling emotionally?  What are you being urged to release, cleanse, purge?  This Moon’s healing potential derives from its opposition to the Sun in health conscious Virgo.  Emphasizing this is Motivating Mars entrance into Virgo just hours before this Full Moon.  What needs to be healed in your life?

Mars spearheads the shift of planets from Leo to Virgo.  This will be of tremendous assistance in the massive clean up of South Texas.   We don our thinking caps on September 10th when Mercury joins Mars and the Sun (our energy and will) in Virgo.  Great for planning, analytical detail, maximum efficiency, health efforts and plain old hard work, Virgo energy compels us to roll up our sleeves and get to it.  Virgo is a numbers gal.  The Information Queen.  She will have all of the statistics and data you could ever want.   She shows us where to target our efforts and how best to accomplish our goals.

The caution with three planets now in Virgo is overthinking.  Losing the forest for the trees.  Overthinking leads to worry and anxiety.  Remember, worrying is like praying for something you do not want to happen.  Messenger Mercury, Motivating Mars conjoined in perfectionist Virgo can easily lose sight of the big picture, the grand goal(s) Leo had in mind.  When trying to accomplish your vision, keep an image nearby, a written phrase in a spot you see every day.  Use mentally wound Virgo Mercury and Mars for positive mantras, to plan the actual steps to execute and accomplish your goal.

At mid-month, planet of love and money Venus conjoins the North Node in Leo aligning with Uranus in Aries.  This pairing underscores precisely the above.  Here we are pointed toward, called to a larger vision than ourselves (Venus/North Node in Leo) to change (Uranus in Aries) our lives for the better.  While Mercury, Mars and the Sun in Virgo efficiently find exactly how to accomplish that.

The Virgo New Moon on September 20th invokes precision and commitment to healthier routines and habits, work-life balance, service devoted to others.   The very same day, Venus joins the New Moon in this quest with her entrance into Virgo.  Messenger Mercury’s direct opposition to mystical Neptune at the New Moon heightens our awareness of illusion vs. fact, what is real and what is not, hyperbole versus the real deal. The large emphasis on Virgo now begs a “just the facts ma’am” attitude.  We are urged to streamline our thoughts, forget any extraneous ideas, eliminate what does not serve, what muddles the work to be done.

The Sun enters Libra on Saturday, September 23rd, urging peace, harmony, reaching out to our fellow man and woman, encouraging the pursuit of art, beauty and an orderly life.  Already in Libra, Jupiter now opposes Radical Uranus in fiery Aries during the last week of the month.  You will feel this aspect.  Uranus in Aries breaks down boundaries and pushes everyone and everything aside regardless of consequence.  Meanwhile, Generous Jupiter in Libra says not so fast.  There is an order to be considered, relationships to self and others to be honored.  These are both tricky and delicate days.  At such a time it is good to have three planets (Venus, Mars and Mercury) in Virgo to ground us, our words and actions, to think before we speak.

Titanic planets such as Jupiter and Uranus in opposition heighten our awareness.  Push forward as Uranus demands but always with a strong eye and mind not to throw the baby out with the bath water.   Libra’s dilemma is to decide.   It sees both sides of the fence so very clearly and often, causes us to sit on the fence not choosing one way or the other.   So when facing your decisions to be made, ask:  does this (fill in the blank…job, project, relationship, prospect…) bring peace?   Ask, what leads you to calm?

Peace be with you.