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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…

 

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New Moon in Taurus Reminder — May 15th 2018

There is so much going on today that the stars are streaming positive Galaxial energy down upon us all. The New Moon in Taurus crested at 6:48 AM EST (add one hour for DST) — therefore all day today is the best for writing out your affirmations, wishes, dreams and desires!

The sign Taurus rules our finances, real-estate, the arts (music, drama) also things of beauty — flowers, Nature in it’s original state, love of family — and determination, courage in the face of difficulties, loyalty, doggedness, and Oh yes, a very slow anger. One doesn’t want to pique the ire of the sign of the Bull — indeed — their anger isn’t hot and quick like Aries, but Taurus builds a subtle and deliberate wrath that is then released upon the object of his displeasure — and no one wants to see the disapproval of the mighty Bull. However, after seeing red — our Taurus brethren will huff and puff , but realize that anger isn’t going to solve anything — and they will begin to sort out any issues that have gone askew.

Bottom line — write out your affirmations today, now, immediately — and be sure to explain just how each wish will enhance your life, improve your future, and be a positive move in order for you to reach your goals. Our thoughts and wishes are always entering the Galaxial ether where they can take hold and begin their journey to bringing you your bliss. The Universe is in a helpful mode today — and the power of the stars is in your hands.

Good Luck!

Mars Enters Aquarius — May 15th 2018

Entering Aquarius on May 15th, Mars is feeling a sense of personal freedom after being in restrictive Capricorn for the past couple of months.  Mars becomes a bit giddy with His new persona in independent Aquarius! Indeed Mars may be quite overwhelmed as He now has the ability to walk his own pathway throughout His reign in the Airy/Fixed sign Aquarius.

Although not Mars usual element of Fire — Aquarius Airiness blends well with mighty Mars abilities — in fact it may add a bit of oxygen to the mix. Mars swells with importance as He looks ahead at the openness and opportunities Aquarius brings. There may be one “Fly in the ointment” on the 16th as Mars at 0 degrees of Aquarius and Uranus at 0 degrees of Taurus butt heads! Try to avoid hasty decisions, especially about money, try to keep your feet on the ground, expect some confusion and perhaps an unexpected glitch in your plans. It occurs in the wee morning hours, so those out late the night before should probably take care in getting home safely.

Usually, Mars in Aquarius brings some newfangled ideas into our lives, especially if we are open to any innovative technological advances. Also, the  status-quo can be shuffled about a bit — if we can be flexible and accepting in any unseen happenstance, we will probably find that the change is gong to be for the best in the long run. NO — most of us don’t like any change that we haven’t initiated on our own — still — little progress is made in our lives without some outside activity to perk up our senses. Embrace any new or unusual ideas, folks, or opportunities that seemingly appear out of nowhere.

Mars in Aquarius is more able to start and be successful in any new project or situation that requires a sharp mental capacity. Aquarius is known for its genius abilities, its innovation and its unique outlook on all things. With Mars in the driver’s seat — there may be new findings in medicine, transportation, physical capacities, but also military issues, police improvements, breakthrough pharmaceuticals, and exposes within large government departments. Aquarius will put in its two-cents with a humanitarian outlook on poverty, homelessness and the greediness of those who only want more for themselves. The combination of Mighty Mars in Aquarius could bring a new mini-era of being our brother’s keeper, and more humane kindness to one another. We may be able to truly “see” the beauty and similarities of one another instead of any real differences.

On the 19th if you have an early commute, be aware as Mars and Neptune may be skewing what you think you know or see! Try to be sensitive to those who seem upset or confused. June 8th finds Mars and Saturn working together as you get to the office in order to finish a project on a positive note. On the 9th after midnight, Mercury and Mars can make a conversation become an argument if you are not careful of your words. Try to avoid those who seem to be getting aggressive or angry. The 14th finds Mars and the Sun at odds when those early risers alarms are going off — impulsive words or actions may lead to dismay — arrogance and ignorance are a bad combination. Mercury and Mars are annoyed with each other on the evening of the 16th, if attending a sporting event, ignore those who are rooting for the other team or arguments may ensue. Mars and Venus although in opposition, may find common ground around the lunch hour if everyone keeps an open mind. Stimulating banter may be enjoyed. Mars begins its Retrograde motion on the 26th at 4:05 PM EST (add one hour for DST) — not turning Direct until August 27th at 28 degrees of Capricorn. While Rx in Aquarius, we may find we are being blocked by our circumstances — we may be in turmoil about our closest relationships. This is the time to straighten out any confusion, concerns, or upsets, in order to rebuild our negative interactions with loved ones. Communication is the answer to putting our anxieties, frustrations and misunderstandings to rest — realize that your goals and future expectations are the same, and you have to work together to reach them.

Mars in Aquarius can be fun, adventurous, exciting, full of laughter, loving, and brilliantly unique. Feel the enormous energy of these two powerful entities — operating within their framework can be innovative, emotional, and matchless in its originality. When Mars Retrogrades into Capricorn for a few weeks in late August we may have the opportunity to glimpse a solution to a problem that has been bugging us for some time! Mars will not enter Pisces until November 15th 2018. Enjoy the brilliance, new ideas, enhanced psychic and telepathic ability, and sheer eccentricity of imaginative and playful Mars in Aquarius!

Mars in Aquarius Love Style — Mars in Aquarius is kind of difficult to pin down to one thing or style or another. There is playfulness, perhaps teasing, extremes of passion and aloofness, concern for all of mankind — but difficult in choosing the “One” for a lifetime. However, once committed to a relationship, its a forever kind of match-up. Much may be unusual in a Mars in Aquarius twosome, it may seem as if each is going their own way — but — on closer inspection, there will be a lot of communication on a daily basis and a heartfelt connection to each other.

Mars in Aquarius loves adventure, so personal sports are important — skiing, bicycling, golf, sports-car racing, camping, canoeing, etc. are all possibilities. Even rock climbing, spelunking, and para-sailing could be on the agenda. Also, helping those in need, the underdogs, homeless, hungry or debilitated can be on their list for aid.

So if you are looking for a do-gooder, an energetic partner, a unique individual, a perhaps brilliant but forgetful mate, someone who will go sledding with the kids, find treasures at the seashore, love the outdoors — you may be open to our generous Mars in Aquarius lover. But you will have to be able to be independent and resourceful, as you might never know what they will bring home with them! Be ready for a wonderfully eclectic and exciting life!

 

 

 

New Moon in Taurus — May 15th 2018

This month’s New Moon in Taurus highlights 24 degrees of the sign and crests at 6:48 AM EST (add one hour for DST). This New Moon shares this day with Uranus entering Taurus at 10:22 AM EST, and Mars entering Aquarius at 11:18 PM EST. If this seems like a busy astrological period — it is indeed! Of course, the major aspect is Uranus entering Taurus for its seven/eight year stay — Retrograding back into Aries on November 6th and not returning to Taurus until March 6th 2019  and remaining in Taurus until April 25, 2026. In addition, Mars will enter the sign Aquarius late in the day — so we have a very “Fixed” aura in the atmosphere.

If your birthday or a major Planet conjuncts 24 degrees of Taurus this is a brand new lunar cycle for you — bringing more emotional elements, a need for more beauty in your life, and more determination to reach your goals. The Planet Uranus will probably have some unexpected input as to how things play out in all of our lives — check your Zodiac Chart to see what House Taurus lives in to prepare yourself for some amazing ongoings.

Taurus rules finances, stability, real-estate holdings, beauty, patience, bullheadedness, determination, loyalty, and the status-quo. Taurus really doesn’t like change — preferring to stay with what they know, what they can control and keep close to themselves. Usually thought of as a “salt-of-the-Earth” persona — they are usually dependable and trustworthy.

Observing all of the changes taking pace on this day we can prepare our wish list knowing that things written today will be set-in-stone — so make sure your affirmations, wishes, desires and dreams are rock solid, and what you need to improve your life and the lives of your loved ones.

Jupiter in Scorpio is tweaking our desire for security with our money, and is giving us the opportunity to dig deep within find what we truly need to make our lives more secure and happier. Perhaps you may find that your most precious possession is Time! Think about how fast this year has flown, and how quickly children change, and how treasured those moments are, when we are spending it with our loved ones. Time is the one element we cannot get back — each day is a gift — we must try to enjoy every minute!

Mars moving into Aquarius will make us more inclined to want to do what we want and to do it when we want! We want to free ourselves of any limitations, be free to act as we wish, and to find our personal bliss!

Since the New Moon is in Taurus, we can concentrate on our money issues, our closest relationships, and the need for beauty in our lives. Being a Fixed/Earth sign, Taurus doesn’t care for change, any absurdity, and is flummoxed by signs of stupidity. Solid, caring, trusting, and loyal — our Taurus brethren want only to be respected, allowed their space, and be able to protect their assets and to care for their loved ones.

In reflecting on your affirmations and wishes, you can concentrate on those Taurus ideals, but also anything that is bugging you about your life right now. Think about those things that would make a big difference in your life — job satisfaction — loving companion — new home — enjoying those modest and humble ideals that truly make our lives worth living.

The New Moon in Taurus crests at 6:48 AM EST (add one hour for DST), so you can write out your affirmations, wishes and dreams after this hour and for the next 24 hours for the most positive and potent power available. Give it to the Universe to help you help yourself.

Peace!

 

May’s Astrological Activity — 2018

May is sure to be a busy month with the outer Planet Uranus changing signs from Fiery Aries to Earthy Taurus on the 15th of the Month — this is a 7 year reign for Uranus and so will have a major impact especially on Taurus folks and their opposite sign Scorpio. Of course, the House where these signs live within your Zodiac Chart will give all of us an idea of what Uranus (the Planet of the unexpected, the unique, and the innovative) will have in store for us. The 15th also heralds the New Moon in Taurus at 24 degrees of the sign cresting at 6:48 AM EST (adjust for DST). The Full Moon crests on the 29th at 9:20 AM EST at 8 degrees of Sagittarius perhaps bringing some unfinished business from the past.

Change will be the order of the day early in the month, perhaps delayed meetings, travel delays, and love prospects not quite what was expected. Try not to say what pops into your head — take a deep breath and think about the reaction your words might invoke. Also on the 15th as Uranus enters Taurus you might have to be careful with your finances as a negative aspect from Mars at zero degrees of Aquarius will be highly irritating to Uranus coming from its ruling sign. Also a good idea to drive defensively and without distractions from technical devices! Things brighten as we near the last week of the month as Jupiter in good aspect to Neptune, and Mercury meet kindly with Pluto — optimism is rife and people want to be helpful. Just don’t let a few kindly words or opportunities allow you to become too giddy. Keep a practical outlook, and be prepared to showcase your abilities. Just don’t make promises you know you won’t be able to fulfill.

Finally free of the clouded effects of Retrograde Mercury, but still we should be thinking pragmatically about our future — making solid plans that are doable, and that we can effectively reach. A beautiful trine between Jupiter in Scorpio and Neptune in Pisces is in place during this month — exact on the 25th — bringing us a plethora of good feelings towards others, a deeper sense of spirituality, and a knowing where we belong in our families, our jobs and our world. Those born between November 8 to 12th or March 6 to 7th will perhaps experience more of the positive vibes from this aspect. Saturn still Retrograde in Capricorn gives us a chance to review what has been going on in our lives, and we may see more clearly where our efforts have fallen short — of course, with Saturn in the mix, there will be an answer for us to be able to do better in the long run. Saturn in Capricorn insists on a moral compass to guide us, and has short shrift for those who ignore trustworthiness, morality, decency and honor.

Mars in Aquarius can be freeing to our spirits, we want what we want, and we will be more likely to make an effort to get to our goals. This is kind of a “Just do it” time-span — however, remember that Saturn is watching you! Lady Venus will move into Cancer on the 19th, bringing more nurturing feelings and a heightened sense of empathy for all. You can also be good to yourself under this Venus, as self-caring is part of what allows us to be able to give to others.

On May 6th during the morning hours the Sun in Taurus and Neptune in Pisces are in tune, you feel every emotion deeply, and are inspired to mentally paint a beautifully compassionate mental image of tranquillity and magic. Perhaps a sermon or a kind word has touched your spirit, and there is an aura of enchantment within your soul. Try to hold on to this extraordinary moment. Later in the day, Lady Venus and Uranus are at odds and things don’t go quite as you expected. The 7th may find you waking up in a fog, as your sleep was restless and you can’t seem to shake an uneasy feeling. Later in the day Venus and Neptune are in a snit, and what you think you see may not be reality. The Sun and Jupiter oppose each other on the 8th after the dinner hour, don’t be bullheaded and insist on having your own way. The dinner hour on the 11th finds the Sun and Pluto in a chummy mood, build on past successes and find new ways to continue your forward movement. Early on the 12th Mercury and Mars are not happy with each other, be aware of angry people, and distracted drivers — safety should be your priority. The 15th brings the New Moon in Taurus at breakfast time, protecting your assets will be a good strategy, and preparing your list of affirmations will be helpful. Uranus enters Taurus near noon, and late in the day Mars will enter Aquarius! You may want to take a vacation day! On the 18th, Mercury and Saturn are in concert, mid-day — bringing practical thinking, strategic ideas, and perhaps a good job performance review. After noon on the 19th Lady Venus and Uranus are in sync, if you are going out for lunch — you may meet someone interesting whom you will “click” with mentally and emotionally! The 22nd during the evening, Mercury and Neptune enjoy each other’s company, and your intuition and imagination is high, and if you are attending an art or writing class — you may be teacher’s pet. The Sun and Mars in good stead on the 24th during the evening, will bring new energy, self-esteem, and a quick wit as your mind is inventive and original. With Jupiter and Neptune’s connection on the 25th — you might have a vivid dream where you find a solution to a problem, or somehow know a creative way of creating new opportunities. Or you just may awaken with new feeling of faith, truth, and hopefulness. Later Mercury and Pluto acknowledge their practical abilities in finding answers to questions that have been bugging you. The Full Moon in Sagittarius crests at 9:20 AM EST (adjust for DST) on the 29th starting the day off with compelling conversations and your opinions will carry some weight.

June starts off on the 1st with Mercury in good aspect to both Mars and Jupiter bringing optimism, energy, and personal approval. You can find helpful folks all around you — use this time-span to your advantage.

Happy Mother’s Day to all the wonderful women in my life! It just wouldn’t be the same without you — you are my Sunshine and my reason for being! So much love!  Huge hugs to all fantastic and loving Moms.

Peace

Lady Venus Enters Gemini — April 24, 2018

Lady Venus is in for a sprightly time when she moves into the Zodiac sign Gemini on the 24th at 11:40 AM EST (adjust for DST)! Although genteel and lady-like in Taurus, Lady Venus really doesn’t get to let her hair down whilst in staid and proper Taurus. As She enters Gemini our Lady Venus is delighted to find She feels lighter and more airy as the Gemini persona takes hold. Still, Lady Venus in Gemini has a serious side (Oh yes She does!) — indeed our Gemini Venus can see both sides of a situation quite clearly, and Lady Venus can be stymied by seeing the pros and cons of each side. In a way, Lady Venus in Gemini is often facing two dilemmas as she transits through this complex sign. She realizes that everything is not in black or white, but has grey areas that sometimes brings validity to one side or completely confuses the issue! However, our Lady Venus is one smart cookie and can find a way to bring Herself to make strong and accurate decisions by using — wait for it — Her common-sense!

OK — hmm — Gemini and common-sense — not a combination that might come easily to the mind. But, it we can hone in on that facile Gemini mind — and realize it can calculate faster than a speeding bullet, we realize that our Lady Venus in Gemini can use the dual sign of the Twins in order to find more obscure and ambiguous solutions than the average person. For sure, Lady Venus in Gemini has her frivolous side, and fashionista flair, but also a calculating and fastidious mind that can work on many levels in order for Her to compute many scenarios for any situation.

Have I confused you yet? There are so many ramifications when a Planet moves into another sign that can be used to their best interest — and Lady Venus is an expert in bending any sign to Her own philosophical way of thinking. Just like we humans, we all have strengths and weaknesses that sometimes are stronger than at other times. We learn to mitigate our shortcomings by addressing our strengths. So with the Planets, as they are moving through the Zodiac from one sign to another, they find the best way to use that sign (no matter how different) into a strength of their own.

As Lady Venus moves through the sign Gemini She will bring more sensitivity, caring and beauty into our realm in Her own unique manner. Able to use Gemini’s artistry, flair and bubbly persona for Her own agenda, Lady Venus in Gemini is a delight to behold.

The afternoon of the 29th finds Lady Venus and Pluto not quite understanding each other, and passions may be raised — don’t be too quick to judge others. Early in the wee hours of the 30th, Venus and Saturn at odds may interfere with your sleep worrying about the work week. A flurry of difficult aspects between Mars and Saturn during the evening hours of May 1st may give us pause as we think about what we accomplished during the day — don’t be dismayed if you feel you didn’t do your best — tomorrow is another day. The 8th finds Lady Venus in Gemini and Neptune in Pisces at dinner time feeling a bit off, perhaps a romantic newcomer just isn’t measuring up. The 9th sees Jupiter in Scorpio and Lady Venus bringing some excess after lunchtime, keep a cool head. Venus and the Sun are in good stead on the 13th and starts our day off with an upbeat outlook. As Lady Venus enters Cancer on the 19th She aspects Uranus in Taurus during the lunch hour and we are clever, witty and ready to engage with others in a flirtatious and friendly manner. Use Lady Venus in Gemini to bring joy, laughter and friendliness into your realm.

Hint — find your Lady Venus in Gemini love at a carnival, playing with children at the park, finding the latest fashion fads, bringing food to a food pantry, taking art lessons outdoors, roller skating along a river, singing in a church choir, buying two pair of shoes in different colors, and writing in Her journal with pithy notes and humor.

Lady Venus Enters Gemini — April 24th 2018

Lady Venus is in for a sprightly time when she moves int the Zodiac sign Gemini on the 24th at 11:40 AM EST (adjust for DST)! Although genteel and lady-like in Taurus, Lady Venus really doesn’t get to let her hair down whilst in staid and proper Taurus. As She enters Gemini our Lady Venus is delighted to find She feels lighter and airy as the Gemini persona takes hold.

Oops! I hit the wrong button — I’m so technologically challenged. Sorry — I’m working on it!

Nancy

New Moon in Aries Reminder — April 15th 2018

OK folks — the New Moon in Aries crests at 8:57 PM EST (adjust for DST) — after it crests, you can write out your affirmations, wishes, and hopes throughout the evening, and all day tomorrow! This can be your reset button for a new tomorrow! The energy of a New Moon brings a swath of positive vibrations into our lives. We can use this power from the Universe to restart our thinking, mode of operation, and outlook.

Take a little time to think about where you are, and where you would like to be next year, in 5 years, etc. Perhaps putting down your thoughts and wishes on paper today will begin their journey into the mists of time, until they are ready to come to fruition to improve your life. The Aries New Moon begins our lunar year with fireworks and pizzazz! Tap into that primordial potency and reap the benefits throughout the year!

Good Luck in your quests.