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This site will bring you some interesting and timely posts about what is going on in the Heavens — I love studying astrology, and I enjoy passing on the information I have gleaned from the moving planets in aspect to the sun and moon and each other.  Even if you feel this kind of post isn’t for you — if you give it a try, you might find it amusing, informative, downright accurate, or just a good way to pass a couple of lazy minutes on your computer. 

I have found over the years that much of what goes on in the ether does affect the happenings here on planet Earth — much depends on the sign you were born under and what aspects are in your own personal natal chart.  You can get your natal chart free from many sites on the internet — and learning where your sun and moon are located, along with the sign that was rising at the time of your birth will give you a heads up as to what cycle you are now going through. 

There are many cycles that the planets bring to us, Saturn, for instance (I call it the “learning” planet — has a cycle of approximately 28 to 30 years) — by the time we are 30 we have experienced the planets influence in each house of our natal chart.  It’s no wonder that the Hippies of the 60’s quipped “Don’t trust anyone over 30” — we are changed because of our having been through the many and varied, sometimes difficult lessons of Saturn throughout our charts.

Also there is a magnificent opposition from the planet Uranus at age 42 (give or take a year) that challenges us — can we say “mid-life crisis”?  This year is often fraught with changes that we might be less that anxious to have happen.  Yet the planet Uranus doesn’t bring a change unless it is going to build us a newer and stronger foundation.  It is part of the building blocks of our journey throughout this lifetimes path. 

We can accept and grow with the help of the Universal forces, or we can challenge the energies and find ourselves at odds with our true and natural path.  In astrology there is a saying “As above — so below” … this doesn’t mean we have no free will — it only shows us that by following the natural harmony of the galaxy, we can flourish and meet all of our expectations — or we can rale against the forces and be held accountable in many formidable ways.  The stars may impel, but they do not compel any actions or beliefs. 

The world is our oyster, there is so much for the taking, so much beauty, knowledge, fun and happiness to be garnered from our lifetime here, if we but choose to be aware and partake of its bounty.

I hope you will join me in opening up the mysteries and secrets of the Universe as we all travel on this tiny blue planet called Earth — it’s a once in a lifetime opportunity to get it right, we have the choice, the right, and the means to become our best selves, and to find our place in the Universe.  Lets all gear up and promise ourselves we will choose to become the ultimate human being we are meant to be — awesomeness is an option — let it be you!

Welcome fellow searchers for the truth — it is out there…

 

New Moon in Aquarius Reminder — February 8th 2016

Here’s is your morning wake-up call for writing out your affirmations, wishes, and desires today with the New Moon energy of Airy Aquarius! The New Moon crests at 9:40 AM EST today, so all day and the next 24 hours will be the most advantageous to write down your wishes. Nothing is off the table with generous Aquarius in the mix — reflect on what would make your life and the lives of your loved ones better, and write out your thoughts and affirmations while thinking deeply about each element in your request. Writing a list by hand is the most efficacious but if you are in the office, you can type out your list of course. Feel the energy run from your heart, mind and spirit into your hand and fingers as you put your pen to paper. Know that you have the magic at the tip of your fingers to change your life for the better!

Even if you just put down — I want my life to improve — it will resonate in the ether and become manifest here on Earth! Easy-peasy!  Just get it done — and breathe a little easier knowing that the Universe is listening to your plea. Work with the power of the New Moon in a positive manner and you will engender positive vibrations entering your realm. Be aware of your own influence in bringing more optimism, love and confidence into your life — sometimes our own enthusiasm can bring a miraculous change in our outlook and ability to improve our situation. Be confident in your affirmations — try to remain positive as you write out your wishes, and dig deep into your psyche to find those changes that would truly make you happy!

Here’s to all those dreamers, romantics and visionaries out there who know there is a fabric of magic (karma) woven into our lives — perhaps beyond the veil of everyday life — but it exists and we can tap into this mystical side of the equation. Try your hand at a few simple affirmations and watch the magic happen — enjoy this Earthly life we have, but don’t forget the ethereal element that we all have the ability to use to benefit ourselves and our loved ones.

Peace

New Moon in Aquarius — February 8, 2016

Our New Moon crests on the 8th in the sign Aquarius at 19 degrees, at 9:40 AM EST. I love the New Moon energy that is expelled from the sign Aquarius because its Airy nature wafts over us with a freshening breeze of creativity, curiosity and verve! Aquarians (ruled by unconventional Uranus) are so unique from one another that it is difficult to pin them down as a group. One thing they seem to have in common is their love of humanity as a whole. Somewhat choosy and extremely selective when allowing someone into their realm, they seem to need people to “prove” their worthiness to be their friend. Although accepting of human foibles, they require honesty, integrity and total acceptance of themselves with no boundaries. Sometimes brutally honest, they engender some caution from others as Aquarians can often show us a mirror image of ourselves with all of our flaws. This doesn’t mean they won’t include you in their circle, just that they may “know” you better than you know yourself. There is an almost psychic ability for them to “see” other individuals deep into the soul level — and many of us aren’t prepared to be stripped bare to that extent, so we sometimes avoid interactions with these folks of penetrating awareness. Still, if you can be true to yourself, you can enjoy their natural affinity for fun, adventure and exploration of the human spirit and the world at large!

Help and hindrance can be found this month with Mars in Scorpio in moderately good aspect to Pluto in Capricorn — while Mars is in Scorpio we will find we can handle conflict better because we have thought about our strategies in advance and we know instinctively the best way to cope — Pluto in Capricorn can represent management, and others who have sway over our lives — we can, with forethought, find a way to bring our issues to the front burner and have them listened to seriously. Scorpio will make Mars less abrupt in his verbiage and Pluto in serious Capricorn keeps an even keel so that any annoyances can be solved without conflict.

Saturn in Sagittarius is having fun with Uranus in Aries mid-month — so we can look forward to some interesting happenings within our realm. Saturn usually dour and work-oriented is a bit changed in Sagittarius who won’t let anything bring his natural optimism down. Our Sag cohorts may feel a bit constrained, but when engaging with Uranus in Fiery Aries, he feels free to do and say just what he thinks. This can lead to some querulous moments, but they will fade quickly and Sagittarius will consume the energies of Uranus quirky and flamboyant style to bring amazing ideas about the future, always looking forward there will be new frontiers to conquer and if we know Sagittarius — there will be fun!

Starting the month in Capricorn until the 15th, Lady Venus is more serious about her relationships and any meaningful goals she has set for herself — on the 16th our Lady Venus moves into Aquarius where she feels free to do as she pleases. Elevated spiritually, emotionally and karmically in Aquarius, Lady Venus seeks out the artistic, unusual, and decidedly quirky elements in all phases of her life. Feeling the need for personal freedom and autonomy she will advance her plans and goals for the future with elan and grace. She will find beauty in the offbeat, unique and under-appreciated. It might be a good idea to let your love interest push the envelope of her talents so she may see just how much she can accomplish without boundaries.

When the Sun moves into Pisces on the 19th we will feel the subtle change in the aura that surrounds us — more sensitive, spiritually in touch, and tuned in to the harmony of the galaxy, our Pisces brethren are open and aware of the emanations of everyone they encounter. They remind us to value ourselves as we are — to take care of our innermost being — and to accept the wonder and beauty of the Earth and its inhabitants. Pisces bring us the realization that life is precious, life is relatively short, and every moment of our life is a gift. Ruled by Neptune — Pisces allows us to “see” the majestic and magical World we live in with the eyes of an artist, a poet and a prophet! Allow yourself to “see” your world through the mysterious Lavender haze of Pisces mysticism, magic, miracles and enchantment.

Now to the serious business of our New Moon Affirmations — with the Moon in Aquarius there is nothing off the table. Aquarians are interested in everything and everyone — that doesn’t always translate into being the life-of-the-party — more a curiosity about humanity in general. However, you may want to include having more freedom to do the things you want to do, you may want more positive people in your life who share your views, perhaps you would like to go on an adventure, you might want to find a way to bring more love into your realm, make definite plans for your future, hit the lottery, find a way to make a hobby your full-time job, reunite with an old friend, find your bliss! Whatever you want, or think you want can be put into an affirmation, wish, or desire to be written down to enter the ether where your own words will become manifest and begin to change your life for the better.

The New Moon in Aquarius crests at 9:40 AM EST on the 8th at 19 degrees of the sign — anyone whose birthday is on the 8th or near this date will have more energy to work with — use this time span to improve your life — a few minutes of your thoughts and ideas can translate into more happiness and tranquility throughout your time here on Earth. Just give it a whirl — think deeply about what would make your life more loving, easier, happier, healthier, more positive and constructive.

There is magic in the ether that we all can capture with our thoughts — let your miracle begin with this Aquarius New Moon’s mystical power. Life can be beautiful — Peace!

 

February’s Astrological Activity — 2016

February 2016 is starting off here in New England with above average temperatures, and after last years major storms and snowfall it seems like a blessing to me. The New Moon crests on February 8th (which also starts the Chinese Year of the Monkey) at 9:40 AM EST in the sign Aquarius at 19 degrees of the sign. All those whose birthday is on the 8th or close will be starting a new lunar cycle. The New Moon in the sign Aquarius is a wake up call for all of us to dust off any winter doldrums and find a way to shake up the status quo. It is as if we are mentally getting a cool freshening breeze in order to see things in a new way. Our Aquarian brethren are curious, mentally active, sometimes quirky or on the cutting edge of science, fashion, art, or indeed any field that catches their interest. Innovators, inventors, new-age, enjoying life and all of its ramifications and bringing all of us an interesting and original outlook on just about everything. A Fixed Air sign — Aquarius will occasionally dig in their heels when they find something or someone they don’t agree with, and they usually won’t give in to any moderation of their ideas. They bring us creative ways of “seeing” our world without hypocrisy or vitriol — accepting of our human foibles as just part of the whole collective of humanity. Aquarius love can encompass all of the human race, but finding that special someone can be a life-long journey — when they do connect with the one — it is a magical and karmic blend of mental and physical union with a decided element of wonder.

Our Aquarius New Moon on the 8th, will bring us the opportunity to write out our wishes, affirmations and desires with fresh ideas, a new outlook, and perhaps an original viewpoint about our truest dreams and our karmic bliss! Use this unique energy to embolden you to push the envelope of your usual requests and reach out for those seemingly impossible goals — you might find they are now within your grasp.

February’s Full Moon crests at 1:20 PM EST, on the 22nd in the sign Virgo at 3 degrees — in opposition to Neptune there may be some confusion and fogging of what is going on within your realm. Also, any issues with drugs can be exacerbated — check to make sure any prescription medicines have been filled correctly — and be aware of those who would try to take advantage of your good will. Virgo rules health issues and might bring a plethora of viruses or the flu — don’t let any illness go unchecked, and try to avoid those who have symptoms.

This uneasy time span will continue with Uranus also being piqued — unexpected issues may come to the surface and angry words spoken. Try to maintain a moderate response to any unanticipated happening — take a moment to breathe and take in all of the situation with a jaundiced eye — there may be someone with an underlying agenda or just being mean-spirited. Don’t give in to abrupt knee-jerk responses — observe and be discerning in your retort if necessary. Appropriate responses will go a long way in creating a more stable atmosphere and can relax those who may be temporarily out-of-control.

The Mars (Scorpio)/Pluto (Capricorn) sextile will help us move some of our plans forward in a practical manner. Mars will provide the energy and passion, and Pluto will help us formulate our plans in order to bring a positive transformation within our realm. Saturn in Sagittarius will be in good aspect to Uranus in Aries in the middle of the month again helping us to focus on our future  and bringing  us creative ideas as we have inner insight as to how to move our plans forward. Venus will move into Aquarius late on the 16th allowing Lady Venus to let down her hair and become the free spirited artiste, fashionista, or modern woman she longs to be. No blinders on this Lady — she knows what she wants and knows how to get it! Happily ensconced in her offbeat, avant-garde and unconventional home — whether condo, log cabin, house, or yurt — it will be her hideaway, castle, cottage, haven, and sanctuary. It will be the place she is most comfortable and at ease — coming home will help her release the cares of the day and will help to renew her spirit.

As the Sun enters Pisces on the 19th — we will become more contemplative and have better insight as to how we want to proceed with our deepest desires. Tap into the power of Neptune in its own sign Pisces to open your innermost psyche and feel the surge of intuition flow through your body. We all can use the special abilities we were born with to open our eyes to the magnificent world in which we are privileged to live. Allow yourself to be vulnerable to what the Universe is offering to us at all times — we have the knowledge and gifts to be able to feel that which is not visible, see that which is not within our grasp, and the ability to motivate ourselves onto the true pathway we are meant to travel during this lifetime.

Here in the USA we all look forward to “Groundhog Day” (February 2nd), when — if a special groundhog (Punxsutawney Phil) sees his shadow, it foretells of an early Spring — if he doesn’t see his shadow, there will be six more weeks of Winter.  I’m not sure of the accuracy of this folklore — however — I’m hoping he sees his shadow!

Early on the 3rd a Mars/Pluto sextile will get the day off with energy to spare and an idea of just what you want to accomplish today! By lunchtime help from the Sun/Saturn sextile will bring some help in getting to your goal. On the 6th you may make a date for lunch with compatible friends who will want to try a new place or have some fun with a new hobby. Sunday (7th) morning hours may bring confusion or upset but it’s quickly resolved with the help of a good Samaritan who has your best interest at heart. The New Moon on the 8th will quickly resolve any lingering issues and will influence our thinking in a unique manner. Venus trining Jupiter in the wee hours of the morning of the 10th will engender good news that will stay with us throughout the day. A Mars sextile Jupiter near the dinner hour on the 13th may find you entertaining a prospective job offer from a friend — or you may be cleaning out that closet you’ve been neglecting for a few months.On the evening of the 21st you may feel stressed and antsy before bed leading to a restless night — or you may just be feeling the energy of the upcoming Full Moon on the 22nd. The Full Moon especially affects those who have a natal Full Moon. Knowing ahead of time, you can try to calm your mind by meditating, finding something soothing that helps you to relax, or watch a comedy that always makes you laugh! Learning what helps you to settle down is a blessing for those who are sensitive to the excess energies expelled during the Full Moon phase.On the 28th mid-morning there is a Sun/Neptune conjunction that will lift our spirits and touch our hearts. Feel the wonder and magic of this planetary meeting in order to find your innermost bliss!  Our month ends with an extra day to enjoy as we have a Venus/Saturn sextile bringing stability and a loving connection into our realm.

As we traverse our pathway during this lifetime, we are met with challenges and conflicts, victories and love, keeping an optimistic outlook can go far in making our lives better. We draw towards ourselves that which we send out — sending out anger, bitterness, and frustration will in turn bring those elements back to us, continuing the circle of unhappiness! If we can remember to emit our most loving and compassionate sentiments outward, we in turn will receive these positive emanations back into our lives, that will engender more beauty, love, and wonder within our realm. No matter what you are going through — it is your choice in handling the situation. Keeping hate and anger in your heart won’t “fix” anything! If you can respond to negative happenings with strength, honor and integrity —  you will go far in ensuring better times ahead. Optimism is catchy — a smile costs nothing — and the rewards they bring are ten-fold. Open your heart and accept all occurrences in your life as part of the pattern of your life, and integrate all of your experiences with spiritual and transcendent understanding.

Peace!

Valentine’s Day Love Connections — February 14th 2016

With Valentine’s Day around the corner, I thought I’d give some idea of how we humans make some of our love connections with the help of astrological aspects. Of course, this is just the tiniest hint of the volcano of hot flowing passion that encompasses the variety of our personal preferences. There is no “One size fits all” — when it come to our diverse desires in seeking our own true love.

On this year’s Valentine’s Day (14th) the Moon is in Taurus bringing an Earthy warmth and a desire for connecting with our loved ones. Taurus is a Fixed Earth sign that engenders strong feelings, a deep yearning to find the “one”, and brings stability to the relationship. Loving the good things in life, Taurus wants only the best for their loved ones. The Sun in Aquarius another Fixed sign (but in the Air element) gives us an adventurous outlook in accepting someone who might not “fit” their usual type. Both Taurus and Aquarius live in your Zodiac chart — find the houses they occupy to give yourself an idea of what these areas might bring your way! A morning meeting might find you seeing someone in a new light, it may be a coworker you hadn’t noticed before, or with the Moon trine Pluto aspect it may be a handsome or beautiful and mysterious stranger. Around the dinner hour a Moon trine Jupiter aspect can find you having a romantic dinner at a fine-dining establishment with your one-and-only!  Keep a warm and cheerful smile on your face today — you never know who will be drawn into your happy realm —  LOVE is always in the air!

Love Connections

Why does it seem opposites attract? Why are some signs so compatible? What is the enigmatic chemistry that overwhelmingly attracts one person to another? In astrology there are certain aspects that can help in determining those who will have a sudden attraction, those who will slowly build up a long-term relationship, those who find love at first sight, and those who are karmic soul-mates.

There are no guarantees that all will be long-term relationships no matter the intensity of their initial meeting — indeed — personal actions, family stressors, and life’s ups-and-downs will take their toll on many matches that were once thought to be storybook romances. But we can peruse the Zodiac and give a few hints as to your best chances at having a long-lasting and loving partnership throughout your lifetime.

Venus and Mars and the Moon

The biggest indicators in the romance and love fields are Venus – Feminine (Planet of love, caring and compassion) and Mars  – Masculine (Planet of passion, energy, ardor and lust). The Moon is our emotional quotient, and when compatible goes a long way in maintaining a relationship. Lady Venus with her feminine attributes and subtle beauty attracts attention wherever she roams — Mars is always noticed as he enters a room with his swagger and masculine boldness. Together they combine to form our “love” profile depending on the signs and houses they are in within your chart, and the aspects (or lack thereof) between them. Each combination will have a unique vibration, but their relationship with the other Planets in your chart can weaken or enhance their strength. So many combinations — but first let’s answer the earlier questions!

  • Why do opposites attract?  In astrology, each sign of the Zodiac has its opposite within the chart wheel: Aries/Libra, Taurus/Scorpio,Gemini/Sagittarius,Cancer/Capricorn,Leo/Aquarius,Virgo/Pisces, and of course it follows Libra is opposite Aries, etc.

Astrology teaches us that we are drawn to our opposite sign because they in turn have some aspects of their personality that enhances something that is missing in our own. For instance Aries is all action and fiery drive — Libra its opposite is all about balance and tact! Our Aries would-be lover can feel that their Libra cohort is able to finesse his/her way around office angst and and family squabbles, and they want that ability for themselves. Libra sees Aries opportunistic ability to take charge and get things done, and envies that talent to push ahead with one’s own agenda! However, when they try to get together — unless there are other compatible aspects in each chart — they will be vying against one another as they both are Cardinal-driven signs that like to be in charge! Alas — all might not work well with this fiery and airy combination — but if they have good vibes between Mars and Venus this might be a match made in Heaven! Each opposition will have its own unique issues, and values — sometimes there is a magical connection where the partners are in such complete unity they fit like a hand in a glove, opposite in all the right ways — so that there is little competition.

  • Why are some signs so compatible? Those signs who’s Suns share the same Element, i.e., Fire, Earth, Air and Water — will find compatibility within their companionable Elements. For instance:
  • Fire signs (Aries,Leo,Sagittarius) although having different profiles will engage with other Fire signs in their energy patterns and their fervor for life! The only issue here, is that there is a combustible factor that can burn out quickly if there aren’t other accommodating aspects within each chart! Fire people need lots of input and have a desire to keep busy — and they all have a LOW threshold for boredom! So it will have to be two dynamos who complement each other with their zest for life in all its phases. And, at least one will have to be able to put aside their usual competitive spirit in order to maintain a semblance of routine within the family unit.
  • Earth signs (Taurus,Virgo,Capricorn) enjoy all the good things in life and have a deep love of family, tradition, and honor. They want to live life to the full, and want to have stability and affection in all the stages of their lives. This pairing can have a wonderful home life, be totally enamored of their chosen partner, and they are willing to sacrifice to keep their family unit in tact throughout their lives. Earthy and unpretentious, in tune with the seasons and going with the flow of life in general, this combo can work when both seek the same goals and work together in sync.
  • Air signs (Gemini,Libra,Aquarius) are capricious and mentally active throughout their lives and need a lot of input both mentally and physically. They usually understand one another almost without speaking, however, some do enjoy the social scene more than others and there can be a disconnect if one is sequestered with child-care or other necessary chores while the other is free to dash off at a moments notice for business or pleasure! Often flirty, open to new ideas, a bit jealous, interested in almost everything, and willing to take chances — there can be a down side if one is seeking a more stable and discreet lifestyle. But there will be laughter and fun!
  • Water signs ( Cancer,Scorpio,Pisces) are the emotional and compassionate fourth quadrant of our Elements. Their feelings are worn on their sleeves (except perhaps Scorpio), you almost always know how and what they are feeling and experiencing. They bond quickly and there is a primal and karmic aura around them that attracts others of their ilk. Sometimes needy, shy, obsessively unsure of their own worth and their chosen companions, it can become burdensome to those who love them.  They need constant and consistent reinforcement that they are worthy and loved. In exchange, they are loving throughout their lifetime, would go to the ends of the Earth to protect and safeguard their loved ones, and are willing to compromise in order to keep the peace. This can be a magical combining of two spirits in love.
  • What is the Enigmatic chemistry that attracts one person to another? This question is a lot more difficult to answer in a simple way. For starters, a compatible Venus and Mars will be a factor more than likely — also compatible Sun signs will ensure egos won’t clash — then if there are Planets in the Fifth and Seventh Houses of your chart that are compatible and in sync that will boost both the “romance”  and the “partnership” angles. Still there are those elusive Moon issues — if both Moon signs are the same there might be an emotional connection, if the Moon signs compliment one another, communication might be easy and relaxed, if the Moon signs are opposite it may have the effect of opposites attracting on an emotional level — each bringing something to the table that the other lacks. Human chemistry is too complex and too elusive to make any definitive statements about. Indeed there are combinations in the millions that would have to be considered — for this post — we will try to simplify the most significant factors.
  • Mars and Venus — when in sync these two Planets will bring passion and compassion in equal measure. If you have both in the same sign you will have an intensity of emotion that will ensure that you “have a type” — and you will time and again choose a companion within that framework, i.e., both Planets in Leo — your instinct will be to pick a lover who is powerful, loyal, emotionally ardent, take-charge, and a bit full of him/herself! However, this confident attitude will draw you like a moth to a flame! If both Venus and Mars are in Libra, you will want someone with refined tastes, artistic, physically beautiful, and goal-oriented. You can infer that having these Planets in one sign will be a significant factor in the profile of the person you are physically and emotionally attracted to. In opposite signs you will have to see what other Planet or Planets might be involved — if Venus is in good aspect to your Sun then your Mars opposition may bring a bit of spice to your relationships. If Mars is conjunct Saturn there may be a need for an older and more stable person in your life. No fluttering gadabout for you! Each aspect of our chart may have some influence on what your ideal lover should be like — but I always hearken back to where both Venus and Mars live in one’s chart.
  •  The Moon — depending on what sign your Moon is in will give you a compatibility and emotional factor to consider — if your Moon is in passionate Scorpio — a physical relationship will be important to you throughout your life — also you will want loyalty and honesty in all phases of your relationship. If your Moon is in practical Virgo — you will seek out a good provider, a steady and fastidious mate, and one who can take a bit of criticism at times, if your Moon is in Aries you may want someone active and independent who will want to be involved in all phases of family life. And so it goes throughout the Zodiac.

Of course, there are those other Planets that can influence our preferences for a lover, partner, or companion — Mercury, Neptune, Uranus, Jupiter, Saturn and Pluto — if we have our Sun, Moon, Venus or Mars conjunct one of these Planets it will have a big influence on our choices! With Mercury there will be a need for total communication and intellectual compatibility. If conjunct Neptune one will need either spiritual closeness or religious intimacy and an almost ethereal connection that transcends human understanding. With Uranus in the mix, all bets are off — there might be such a strong and passionate initial connection that it cannot be upheld over a long relationship — hasty, quick moving, unexpected and overwhelming will be the bottom line. However, if able to be maintained, a lifetime of devotion and excitement. Having Jupiter’s largess will bring an abundance of good feelings, joy, and excess — if not balanced somewhere else in the chart — this could blow up like a balloon without some common sense or a strong foundation in faith. Saturn has a maturing aspect that will give the seeker a strong foundation of practical judgment. They may look for an older partner, or one who is well established in business or medicine. No will-o-the-wisp for this person — they want a long-lasting relationship that brings honor, integrity and decency into the mix. Pluto will bring the most Karmic connections (true soul mates) — whether for good or ill — there may be a strong desire to possess every fiber of the lover or to honor and admire them throughout the relationship. The feelings engendered by Pluto will be almost like a drug — addictive and obsessive — with negative Planetary placements within the chart this relationship could devolve into one of anxiety or manipulation,  or on the other hand, with positive Planetary placement within the chart and this can be an amazing true and infinite love.

Sudden attractions are often spurred on by the Planet Uranus — ruling the unexpected and unpredictable — these intense connections are often short-term and burn with an intensity that cannot be contained or repeated. Spending every hour of every day with each other in the initial stages can seem to be the most powerful and emotional roller-coaster ride of one’s life. Somewhere along the line as the passion begins to fade as such overwhelming powerful physical emotions cannot be sustained forever, you may find there really wasn’t that much compatibility. If, however, the cooling off period can survive with some intense lingering emotion maintained, the relationship may once again blossom into a more realistic and lasting bond.

Also involved with those loveat-first-sight situations, Uranus can hold sway — but there is usually another connection also at work — a strong Mars/Venus tie, Sun/Moon bond, or perhaps Venus/Neptune combination. We must also assume that there might also be a karmic link from a past-life association that has left something to be worked out, or it may be a blessing brought forward.

Most of us have experienced an instant like or dislike for someone they’ve just met — there is no rational explanation for such a visceral reaction on the worldly plain. However, taking karma into consideration there is a wealth of reasons for these dynamic reactions — if we have had a loving and compatible connection with this person in a past life, we are more likely to view them in a loving and kindly manner — if however, our relationship was one of anger or hatred, this emotion can bleed through into our real-world lives and we have a distinct distrust or a feeling of angst when meeting them now! I feel that we should pay attention to these instant feelings, but we should also give some time to assess them for a while. If this person is going to be in your life through a family member, you might have to make some accommodation in order to keep the peace — if you simply cannot bear the sight of this person, perhaps you will have to avoid them as much as possible. Karma brings us both loving and difficult personae into our lives — it is all a part of our individual pathway throughout our lifetime here on Earth. Don’t negate your instincts or gut-feelings — in either instance — there may be lessons to be learned.

I guess the bottom line is that there are so many ways to find your true love — (and there may be many candidates) — allow your feelings to dictate your actions within the boundaries of commonsense and practical considerations. When we feel we are in love — our chemistry is all askew and we should give ourselves some time to process just what it is we are sensing — is it just a physical reaction, emotional stirrings,  a meeting of the minds and hearts? One of the most pithy sayings I remember about true love was:

Love is a physical and intellectual connection — in the presence of emotional security!

If that’s what you feel you have — then go for the relationship — good luck — and three cheers for true love.

Peace!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Venus Enters Capricorn — January 23, 2016

Lady Venus enters practical and pragmatic Capricorn on January 23rd at 3:32 PM EST, residing there until she enters quirky Aquarius on February 16th at 11:17 PM EST. This is a short time for Capricorns to rally their forces and find their true love! As Lady Venus traverses through the 30 degrees of Capricorn, each degree will be visited by her beauty, elegance and elan! However our Lady is moving quickly so there isn’t much time to be spent in longing from afar or waiting to be noticed. Our Capricorn would-be lovers must strike while the burning embers of Venus loving caress is within their grasp. ‘Oho’ you say — this is not Capricorn’s style — slow, steady, step-by-step is more to their liking — but in this scenario — time is of the essence — and Capricorns must get the attention of their would-be intended as soon as possible. Once they have established a friendly contact — they can then take their time in wooing and courting as considerately and carefully as they like. Remember according to Alfred Lord Tennyson — “ ‘Tis better to have loved and lost, than never to have loved at all”.

Lady Venus in Capricorn is elegance personified — noble, smart, no-nonsense, and yes even queenly! Her good taste is obvious in her fashion, home-decor, choice of vehicle, and profession. No  entry-level jobs for this Lady of Venusian persuasion — rather a take-charge business executive, fashionista, gallery owner, fastidious caterer, doctor, lawyer or any place her education, knowledge and style sense will be of value. She could rule the World with her grasp of politics and business — become the leader of a high-tech industry — or be the Mom on the block everyone envies! Perhaps not as warm and huggable as our usual Venus Ladies, she makes up for it with confidence, know-how and the ability to hone in on what needs to be done and she does it efficiently and with little fuss.

January 23rd is also the day of the Full Moon in Leo — adding a royal touch to the day! Emotions may be running high and it would be wise to keep an eye on your personal property, purse or credit cards. Also if out late on this Saturday evening be aware of slippery conditions (here in New England especially) — and be cautious of reckless drivers. Also you never have to take back words you don’t say! Think about the worth of any angry outbursts and perhaps hold your tongue!

On the 30th there is a beautiful Venus in Capricorn/Neptune in Pisces aspect around noon-time that you may find helpful in connecting to a loved one or being in the right place at the right time to be of service to someone in need. Allow yourself to tap into this spiritual moment and find a blissful interval of pure delight. You might be remembering this time for many years to come as a magical and ethereal bit of true compassion, love and karma.

Venus is conjunct Pluto on the 5th of February, bringing an intensity to feelings and perhaps a small upset with a loved one. Pluto can bring up issues you thought were long forgotten and you might bristle at the reminder — take a deep breath — and respond with a loving thought or positive statement — it will have the ability to alleviate  the situation and perhaps avoid a hurtful spat! On the 6th Lady Venus in Capricorn meets up with Uranus in Aries making the air crackle with an unexpected clash of temper. Don’t let someone push your buttons — listen intently and truly hear what is being said — then with your usual tact give your reply without rancor or anger. The ball is in your court and you can play this scenario as you wish.On the 7th Venus and the Sun dance together for a moment that can bring you in touch with a superior that will notice your abilities in a good way. You might even decide to have a drink together after work! The 10th brings Lady Venus and Jupiter together in the wee hours of the morning, you may find you awaken in a good mood to find that overnight some happy news entered your realm. The 15th brings us a happy dawn with the Moon combining with Venus to start our day with happy feelings of gratitude and love. Lady Venus moves on to enter Aquarius on the 16th — and what an adventure she will have!

Hint — Find your Venus in Capricorn love in an elegant restaurant, the country club, at a PTA meeting, while attending an art show or play, while having your taxes done, on vacation in a luxury resort, in the library, bank, or law office, enjoying a college reunion or alumni meeting, aboard a yacht, buying new furniture or household appliances, by meeting the girl/guy your mother’s been talking about, at a coffee shop, or when you least expect to!

 

Martin Luther King Day — January 18th 2016 — Mars Trines Neptune

As we celebrate Martin Luther King Day we are reminded that to dream an impossible dream may be our destiny. On this particular holiday this year, we are given a remarkable aspect that can help raise mankind’s consciousness throughout the world. On the 18th, Mars in Scorpio (our passion and energy) will Trine (a positive aspect) Neptune in its own sign Pisces (our empathy, compassion and dreams)! Mars will energize our passions for honesty, truth and integrity as it stimulates our spirit of compassion and fairness! Neptune can bring us lucid dreams that will stimulate our inner spirit to identify those necessary  changes we must make if we are to evolve into our highest fulfillment as human beings. If we can assimilate these two seemingly opposite entities into a cohesive amalgam of their best qualities, we can raise our perception of the highest form of human empathy and caring. Mars is a fire sign with vast wells of desire and a physical longing for justice and truth, dignity and desire, love and honor — Neptune a water sign, brings our deepest need for connecting to one another and an immense and limitless imagination to actually SEE what our dreams can truly fulfill. Together tapping into this combination can help us to move mountains in order to elevate our psyches to our highest levels of human realization.

While honoring Martin Luther King we should all try to tap into his profound grasp of justice and fair-mindedness — and if possible we should try to emulate his ability to capture the essence of what our own truth for humanity looks like. Tune in to the beauty of the Mars/Neptune Trine in order to increase the positive  dynamics of human interaction. We are our brother’s keeper — as we raise up each person and see them as the miracle of wonder that they are, we compliment our own humanity!

The Mars/Neptune Trine will crest tomorrow at 6:02 AM EST — so as we arise to a new dawn, let us all be aware that there is still much to be done in creating the cosmopolitan world we should aspire to be living within. Tap in to the ethereal combination of passion, imagination, truth, beauty, inspiration, spiritual ethos, and brotherhood that Martin Luther King aspired — we can evolve into our highest form of human-being. Dream your own impossible dreams and bring them into your own reality.

Blessings and Peace on Earth!

NEW MOON REMINDER — JAN. 9th 2016 — TODAY!!!

The New Moon is at 19 degrees of  Capricorn today — it crests at 8:30 PM EST — work with this power  by writing out your affirmations, wishes and desires! The energy of the New Moon can empower us when we write out our deepest, most desired wishes. The dynamic vitality of all New Moons gives us an edge in putting our thoughts onto paper, and sending them into the ether to become our own reality by being manifested spiritually into our lives.

Allow yourself a few moments of meditation in a quiet spot to digest all of the thoughts swirling about in your mind — hone in on those changes or blessings you know will bring the most happiness, relief, or stability into your life. Feel your own energy throughout your body and mind, pay attention to those affirmations that keep repeating in your psyche. Think about how you want to express each wish — combine all the elements of your mind, heart and spirit to reach deep into that subliminal part of your persona that “knows” what is best for you and your loved ones. Life is like a labyrinth of many passageways, it is up to us to choose the most positive and rewarding paths, look for those corridors of light that will bring you your bliss.

And we all can dream about winning that massive jackpot today!  lol   If not — enjoy your life for the blessings and good you now enjoy — Peace!