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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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Venus Enters Sagittarius — Mars Enters Scorpio — Better Late than Never!

Well I have been bitten by the Rx Mercury bug — and it lost two of my drafts — I have been searching diligently — however with my meager tech skills — I fear they are off into the ether forever! So — I decided to do a quick synopsis of two longer posts that are possibly drifting through cyber space for infinity!

Lady Venus entered Sagittarius on December 1st (I know!) and has been giving us a merry chase ever since. Although not the most compatible of couples — Lady Venus enjoys the adventurous and outgoing Sagittarius persona. She will enhance the romantic and empathetic side of this roving romeo! Also, our Holiday shopping may be a little easier, as Sagittarius shows Lady Venus how to think like a guy! Yes ladies, sports, cars, and travel are all on the Sagittarius gift-list. You will be a winner if you can hone in on his passion and find that gift that fills his heart with warmth and gratitude. Tickets to sporting events, anything to enhance his enjoyment of his car — detailing, new winter mats, GPS, well — you get it. Also, if you and your special someone enjoy a winter vacation — book it now — and your reward will be doubled as your partner is overjoyed with skiing, basking in the sun, or hiking in a new area of interest. Easy peasy! Lady Venus will exit Sagittarius on the 25th of December — entering Capricorn early in the day — bringing more practicality and common-sense to our Holidays and to our New Year’s resolutions and plans!

Mars Entered Scorpio early on the 9th — actually bringing a bit of joy to Mars as Libra isn’t really His domain. Now although there will be challenges between these two, they will commit to working together in order to promote their own agendas. Mars is all about action and getting things done — Scorpio has a need to dig deep into whatever is going on during the present time. As we have seen — and as previously been said in the (Jupiter Enters Scorpio) post from October, Mars in Scorpio will continue to dig into the dark underbelly of society to root out those who have been flagrantly ignoring the moral high-ground! But that isn’t the only benefit we will reap from this combo — Mars in Scorpio deeply believes in family values and will bring an intense feeling of devotion to the Holiday season. Of course, Mars in Scorpio also has decided ideas about what is right and wrong — and won’t be shy about putting forth His opinions.

Mars in Scorpio will meet up with Jupiter during His January stay in the sign and these two will want to shake up the status-quo. Perhaps our faith in those who are in power will be shaken, or a crisis on the World stage will change the way we truly see ourselves as the arbiter of all that is right and good. We may find disappointment and dismay in the way many programs are being administered.  However, Jupiter in Scorpio will out any of those who would undermine and deter the good that is trying to be achieved. Facing the darker side of the human condition will be a wake-up call for many.

Lady Venus in Sagittarius and Mars in Scorpio will both impact our lives with their diverse and yet softer sides. Both romantics at heart, both loyal to their loved ones, and both wanting and needing that loving acceptance from family and friends — they will work tirelessly to improve our lives every moment. Working with the Planets as they transit the signs of the Zodiac will enhance our lives and the lives of our loved ones.

Embrace the positive and optimistic vibrations from all of the Planets in order to be able to bring your own A-game to the fore. We are all trying our best to meet the expectations we think others have of us. Perhaps we just need to be ourselves and promote the love and caring that is always within our souls for those who mean the most to us. Let’s just begin to feel that which is within — and that spiritual light will be communicated as naturally as breathing!

Peace!

December’s Astrological Activity — 2017

Where did this year go? It seems time is flying by faster than ever. We here in New England always look forward to the Spring weather — and before we know it — Shazam — it’s already December. This year has seemed extra busy with a great-granddaughter that often visits — as she passed her 1st birthday and is now approaching 1 1/2 years old, she is a firecracker! Busy, curious and loving, she brings such joy into our home and hearts. Everything is new and interesting to her, and it allows we adults to “see” the magical in the ordinary. An empty gallon jug is a treasure, a stone from the jade plant becomes her talisman, piling up cat food cans is an exercise in creativity. Everything that was old, is new once again. The birds and squirrels become exotic creatures because she is so enamored of them as they splash in the bird bath. Her inquiring mind wants to see how things are put together, why they do what they do, and she tries to find new ways of using them — yes you can wear flowers in your hair! Unfortunately — you can’t eat them.

Seeing her grow in size and aptitude is a pleasure to be a part of at this stage in her life — so much is a wonder to behold — no matter how simple, ordinary or mundane. She has brought a beautiful light into the world, and she delights everyone in the family. Her Mom is awesome and so much more aware than I ever was — our little Fally is thriving — and we are so thankful to be a part of her life.

Also, my husband finally decided to have knee-replacement surgery — he is doing amazingly well, but those trips to the hospital and rehab do take their toll. Considering his age, he was up and “walking” within a few hours — and now 6 weeks later, he is doing all of those things he enjoys. Filling the bird feeders, taking care of the feral cat, visiting with Fally, and getting back to the gym. We are all so proud of his determination and quick recovery. It is times like this that either go very slowly, or so rapidly you don’t get to catch your breath. Our Thanksgiving Day celebration had so many things to be grateful for this year — his amazingly fast recovery is just one of many blessing we were privileged to have in our lives.

I guess my point in all of the above, is that we have to live in the moment, enjoy each second of the day, week, year — and then no matter how fast or slow it has seemed, we can look back and say “Every moment was lived with joy, hope, love and awareness.” Even in the stressful times — life is good!

Now to one of the year’s most stressful times — the Holiday Season has begun (if not earlier in the stores) — and putting a spanner in the works — we will have a Retrograde Mercury in Sagittarius for much of the month. We combine a double-whammy on the 3rd, with a Full Moon in Gemini, and Mercury going Retrograde, staying Rx until the evening of the 22nd! This will impact our shopping for gifts, and also may create some transportation glitches, computer problems, and definitely communication issues. I cannot stress enough that if you are traveling make sure of your times, gates, car problems, and phone concerns. Also, buying anything new during a Rx Mercury can go astray — gifts may not be delivered correctly, sizes may be mixed up, things you want may be out-of-stock! If you are planning a large costly purchase, please — try to get it before Mercury turns Rx, or be prepared for some delay, product issue, or confusion.

Uranus in Aries is also in Rx mode for the month and can create other complications with its quirky idea of humor. Depending on the Zodiac Houses within your own charts, the Devil will be in the details!

How do we actually deal with this giant hiccup in our midst? Forewarned is forearmed, and knowing that these enigmatic elements are in the ether, we can try to work around them by using our common-sense, and our sense of humor when inevitably some things go astray. Also — trying to stay calm amongst the Holiday chaos is tantamount to winning the battle. It will be our attitude in handling any off-putting issues that arise, and if we can keep smiling through thick and thin — all will be well. Promise!

Now as stated, the Full Moon crests in Gemini on the 3rd at 10:47 AM EST at 11 degrees of the sign. We all must be careful when dealing with electrical problems, while driving, and if dealing with distractions. If you are doing a chore that has instructions that involves careful scrutiny, do not let your mind wander — accidents can be serious. Mercury goes Rx on the 3rd at 2:35 AM EST — beginning three weeks of less than good concentration, confusing instructions, and meeting places that are difficult to find.

Our New Moon in Sagittarius will crest on the 18th at 1:30 AM EST, highlighting 26 degrees of the sign. Being conjunct the Planet Saturn, we may be disappointed in people we usually count on and perhaps groups that we admire. After the 10th Jupiter in Scorpio may bring us some clarity and understanding of things that were confusing us. Eyes will be opened to any underhanded and duplicitous matters that were until now not fully understood. As said in October’s post Jupiter Enters Scorpio, there has been, and will be devious and hidden corruption uncovered. Especially to do with Scorpio’s forte of anything to do with carnal criminal activity against anyone who cannot defend themselves.

Saturn will depart Sagittarius and enter its own sign Capricorn on the 19th of the month — creating a dynamic shift in the lives of Capricorns. As the Planet transits over your Sun degree, it will bring about a significant opportunity for change. A new job may be in the offing, the birth of a child, more responsibility. It’s a growth process, as Saturn brings new awareness and wisdom into our lives. Saturn is the teacher of the Zodiac and as such, imparts many lessons that we may not be ready to learn. However, learn we must, or suffer the consequences. When in alignment with Saturn’s teachings, we are rewarded with forward movement in our lives — neglecting to listen to the whispered knowledge that Saturn wants us to learn will bring obstacles and difficulties. We cannot ignore Saturn’s insistence on our evolving ever better and better, without some dissatisfaction entering our realm. Also we all must be aware of where Saturn is in our own Zodiac Chart as the House position will give us a hint as to what Saturn may expect of us. For instance, in the 6th house of health there could be issues with our vitality and viability to handle our responsibilities. In the 10th House, our careers could be on the line if we are not doing the work we are meant to do. Saturn hasn’t been in Capricorn since the ’80’s! If you are old enough — think back to what challenges you were confronting. Remember, complying with Saturn’s agenda will always bring rewards. As the Sage Old Man of the Zodiac, Saturn in Capricorn will bring about more sanity, and expect that our leaders will follow the proper protocol in all things governmental and legal. Saturn will want a sound economic plan, equality for those less fortunate, and will be extremely more demanding of those in power to do the right thing!

The Sun and Lady Venus in Capricorn, riding in the sky together at the end of the month can bring us renewal and strength, hope and optimism, with pragmatic and sensible ideas. This duo can help us prepare for a more welcoming year ahead, and can allow us to begin 2018 with strength and compassion.

On the 1st of the month Mars in Libra opposes Uranus in Aries prior to the rush hour perhaps creating some concern in the morning commute, you don’t like your usual easy ride complicated and might be overly aggressive in trying to avoid the traffic. Late on the 2nd Jupiter in Scorpio and Neptune in Pisces see eye-to-eye and you begin to believe in miracles! Of course, Mercury starts Retrograding early in the day in Sagittarius lasting until the 22nd. And later in the morning we have the Full Moon in Gemini cresting bringing a bit more stress and irritability. On the 6th Mercury and Saturn meet up in Sagittarius at breakfast time, and starts your day off with a methodical and practical list of things to do. Later in the day with Mercury in good aspect to Mars you have the energy to follow through and the vision to be creative. And — in the late afternoon, Mars and Saturn enjoy a moment when you can bring your ideas to fruition. On the 10th we seesaw back and forth with Mercury and Uranus in good aspect, but quickly followed by Venus and Neptune in a spat which might find you less than inspired by the morning church service. Mercury and the Sun team up on the 12th and you can forward plans for any holiday travel, be sure to double check all the details. The 14th brings Mercury and Mars in a snit, in the evening, avoid angry folks and situation that seem to be getting out of control. You awaken on the 16th with wondrous ideas brought on by the Sun and Uranus in good aspect, your independent outlook and progressive ideas seem to be working. If out late at night be aware of strong feelings being aroused as Venus and Mars are at odds and things can quickly get out of control. Mercury meeting with Jupiter on the 18th after the lunch hour bring you in touch with those who are in a good mood and connections can be made.The evening of the 20th  brings a beautiful aspect between Lady Venus and Uranus that may spark an exciting evening, the romantic vibrations are tense! On the 21st the Sun and Saturn meet up before the dinner hour to bring more discipline and organization into your life, perhaps your Holiday chores are beginning to come together in an orderly manner. A fractious early morning office meeting on the 22nd may occur as Jupiter and Saturn aren’t getting along, bringing some questions about ability and/or organization. Also Mercury is stationary direct later in the evening putting the brakes on any current plans. Christmas Day the 25th begins with Lady Venus moving into practical Capricorn after the midnight hour — bringing us a calming and practical outlook for the day. At one O’clock she meets up with Saturn putting pressure on everyone to be the best that they can be, to let the Holiday spirit guide them and just let any touchy issue go! A few hours later Mercury and Jupiter aren’t happy, we may just be feeling the overindulgence of the Holiday feast, or fighting off that virus that’s making the rounds — don’t allow the basic tenets of the true meaning of this time be sullied by any mean-spirited outbursts. You might awaken on the 28th remembering a dream that will inspire you all day long, as Mars and Neptune met up near midnight and brought a wonderful sense of peace and goodwill. The month ends with the Moon in Gemini bringing a lighter and more frivolous feeling in the air — making New Year’s Eve parties a bit more sparkly and unique. Although since there is a Full Moon in Cancer on January 2nd one may want to be careful of any overindulgence. That said, enjoy your celebrations! Happy New Year — 2018 to all!

Happy Holidays to one and all — Peace!

 

New Moon in Scorpio Reminder — November 18th 2017

A friendly reminder for all those folks who like to write out their affirmations, wishes, desires and dreams, with the energy of the New Moon. Since our New Moon is in the sign Scorpio, it is very powerful and has the ability to work a bit of transformative magic. Being the sign of rebirth and regeneration, Scorpio can bring about life-altering changes that can be of benefit to you and your loved ones.

The New Moon crests at 26 degrees of the sign at 6:42 AM EST, so all day long is perfect to write out your wish list. You can write out anything — that you believe would make your life more rewarding and fulfilling. Don’t miss this opportunity to make a difference in the quality of your lifestyle.

For those whose birthday is near the 26th degree of Scorpio, (approximately 17th -19th) this is a New Lunar cycle for you, bringing more understanding, perhaps a soul-mate, emotional connections, intuition and deep reflection and empathy.

Find a quiet spot (more difficult in this age of constant noise and distractions), meditate, or just try to think about what you need — right now to improve your life. Need your own space? Want to get out of a toxic relationship or environment? Have a habit you want to break? Wish you could find a compatible partner? Feel as if you’d be happier if you could let little things go? Want to be more open with your fears and uncertainties about the future?

All of these areas can be explored with Scorpio in charge — indeed, this New Moon can be the beginning of more self-awareness, acceptance, and attentiveness. Bring your affirmations, desires and wishes into the light of the Power of the New Moon in Scorpio — writing out your wishes has power that can send your thoughts into the Universal ether to be taken up and made manifest.

Be the owner of your own Karma, and attract those positive vibrations toward yourself with your own words. Acknowledge your own strength and supremacy in controlling your own life! The magic is in your head, heart and hands — use the passion you know is within you to bring about those changes you know are necessary for you to have the lifestyle you deserve.

Peace

 

New Moon in Scorpio — November 18th 2017

This month’s New Moon crests in the sign Scorpio at 6:42 AM EST, at 26 degrees. You may have awakened remembering some unusual dreams, that kindles your curiosity. Perhaps the lingering feelings induced by your dream has allowed you to remember fond memories of past times, or of someone who is no longer living. You may feel a bit unsettled for the rest of the day, however, you may want to try to remember the feelings the dream brought, rather than the content. Scorpio is such a strong, and yet sensitive sign, that it is often misunderstood. Having our New Moon in Scorpio allows us to dig deep into our psyches to find those things that are missing that would make our lives better and more fulfilling.

I find that Scorpio is so powerful simply because it harnesses so much of our human identity — dealing with rebirth and death. We are often brought to task by those times in our lives when there is a crisis, whether physical, ethical or emotional. With our fight or flight attitude, when caught off guard, we often respond harshly or find ourselves in complete denial. If we embrace Scorpio’s deep understanding of our psyche, we can find a way through most of life’s trials and tribulations with our strength of character and our common sense. There are usually a few times when we must put our everyday mundane values on hold, and just trust in that ephemeral and amorphous thing called faith. It doesn’t matter what you believe in, if in times of chaos, it brings you comfort. Indeed — how difficult it must be for those with no handle on the karmic and eternal lives we have. Scorpio brings us to the realization that there is more to our “lives” than the current episode we are living in at the present. Not only does Scorpio bring us rebirth, but regeneration — this sign gives us the wherewithal to look into our own depths to find that inner core of “knowing”. With Jupiter in Scorpio, we all will have the opportunity to find our own karmic truths. Open your heart, mind and spirit to the mystical mysteries that are embedded within your soul. Reach into the most cognizant intricacies of your being to find the simple truth.

Neptune will turn Direct on the 22nd, bringing us more positive and emotional visions of what our future could convey to us, with its strong Spiritual component that can inspire us to create greatness.This time span is best used to look within, meditate, and ponder how we want our lives to improve. Find your Bliss and become that beacon of light for all who cross your path.

Also use the energy of Saturn in Sagittarius and Uranus in Aries as they are in good aspect to one another — and we are able to enjoy the Fiery positive vibrations these two Planets are dispensing our way. You can feel the crackling power as they meet in the Cosmos mutually benefiting us with their dynamic energy and vigor.

With our New Moon in Scorpio on the 18th, we have the ability to tap into the positive and cleansing capacity that is Scorpio. Those areas under Scorpio’s realm include sex, regeneration, our soul-mates, obsessions, passion, peace, vengeance, and rebirth. Of course, you can write out any affirmation, wish or desire with any New Moon, however, if one keeps within the realm of the sign there will be more energy in allowing your wish to get into the ether. Perhaps, think of a few new things that you want to happen in your life, and write them out in a way that will include the depth of Scorpio’s persona. If you are looking to buy a house or relocate, use Scorpio’s ability to find those hidden gems that might have been passed over. Create anew your usual list to include some that relate well with Scorpio’s vision.

Independence, love, lifestyle — all can be influenced through a Scorpio New Moon. Need help in overcoming a negative habit or toxic friendship that should have been addressed long ago. Put an affirmation down that will explain your issues and ask that they can be resolved. Need to be more appreciative of what you actually have accomplished during this lifetime, put your feelings down on paper and sense the deep gratitude surrounding you. Acknowledge your shortcomings, but also accept those time when you got it right! There is no deceptiveness when Scorpio digs into your psyche, the truth will be revealed — warts and all. Ruled by Pluto — there is no place to hide when this tiny Planet decides to expose any negativity. Purge yourself of guilt, anger, remorse and outrage — cleanse your inner being with unconditional love for  yourself and your fellow-man.

We are all in an evolutionary dance-macabre that will in time bring us to a greater understanding of ourselves and our place in the Universe. We learn, we falter, we rebound, we crash, we become greater than the sum of our parts! We evolve within the sanctity of our souls.

The New Moon in Scorpio crests at 6:42 AM EST, so all day will be apropos to write out your affirmations, wishes, dreams and desires. Believe that the Universe is listening to your pleas and will be of benefit to you and your loved ones.

Peace

 

Lady Venus Enters Scorpio — November 7th 2017

Lady Venus will enter the sign Scorpio on November 7th, at 6:39 AM, changing the atmosphere from one of needing balance and beauty in all things, to a more emotional and edgy yearning for passion and desire. Lady Venus does get a bit tipsy whilst in Scorpio as she is often overwhelmed by Her intense feelings and over-the-top reactions to the slightest of inner longings. It is as if Her whole being is bombarded with emotional input — encouraging Her to embrace the deepest hungers within Her soul. Ah yes, our Lady Venus in Scorpio is highly attuned to the strongest and most robust vibrations within Her body, mind and spirit! Few can handle the inordinate depth of feelings that this combination brings, without there being some alleviating physical or mental activity to offset the intensity of a Venus in Scorpio individual’s persona.

Scorpio is ruled by both Pluto and Mars — these powerful Planets intensify this signs highly emotional and passionate vibrations. Indeed, when Lady Venus begins her stay herein, She is totally blindsided by the impact of these behemoths on her entire being. Yet, our Lady Venus is no shrinking-violet, and soon will begin to enjoy this magnificent opportunity to open her heart, soul and mind — to take in all of the scintillating angst and tremulous desire that she is now so physically aware of feeling. Soon our Lady Venus will shake off the delicate and dreamy idyllic ambiance of Libra and enter into Scorpio’s bold and dynamic identity, and She will make it Her own.

Making her way through the Cosmos, feeling her power growing Lady Venus joins with  Mighty Jupiter in Scorpio on the 13th at 7 degrees of the sign, where their souls combine in the wee morning hours and blossom with good will, love, and generosity for one and all. Your dreams may be in magnificent color, and you may find yourself in a fantasy of magical proportion. You feel wonderful as you awake, and all things are possible within your realm. Just be sure not to overindulge in food or drink as Jupiter wants it all — and will encourage you to indulge your every sense. Later in the day after the dinner hour, you are still feeling warm and fuzzy as if covered with a comforter of loving kindness. On the 16th Lady Venus has a busy day, as in the early AM she meets with a disagreeable Saturn who has Her doubting Herself.  However, later in the morning as Lady Venus in Scorpio finds supportive Neptune in her corner, She wisely lets all angst go off into the ether, and finds loving and nurturing support. The 21st brings a tete-a-tete with Pluto, as you arise for the day, there is a magical force bringing the right people into your circle, and perhaps a collaboration at work has you feeling satisfied. Connecting with Mars in Libra on the 23rd, with early morning restlessness, you find you are thinking about a recent connection you made through a family friend — you may find you will have an interesting date for the weekend. There is a bumpy encounter with Uranus in Aries on the 27th at breakfast time, so it might make sense to prepare for some wrinkle in your plans — allow yourself to be flexible if your agenda goes awry! Again at breakfast time on the 29th, a positive meeting with Saturn makes sure that someone has your back, and you have support on your side. The month ends with the Moon in strong and precise Taurus giving us the opportunity to use our common-sense in all our decisions.

Lady Venus enters Sagittarius on December 1st at 4::15 AM EST again changing Her persona to a more freedom loving, care-free spirit!

Just an early heads-up — Mercury begins Retrograde motion on December 3rd until turning forward once again on the 22nd — you may want to shop early to avoid buying gifts that need to be returned, and make sure of any holiday party plans — time, date, venue, etc. It’s always difficult to get things “right” during a Rx Mercury period — things arrive late, in the wrong size and/or color, or they are out of stock. Especially those things we are starting anew, like gift shopping, meeting new friends, or making plans for your Holiday celebrations. Perhaps it would be best to shop on Black Friday or Cyber Monday or earlier, to try to insure that all will be well.

Hint — find your Lady Venus in Scorpio love watching a romance movie, in a dark occult book store, buying sexy lingerie, driving a black or red sports car, having her palm read, wearing black leather pants, at an artsy poetry reading, helping in a homeless shelter, in a class learning a new language, eating spicy food, working out at a boxing gym, enjoying a cocktail with girlfriends after work, buying obsidian jewelry, wearing thigh-high black leather boots, enjoying alone time walking on the beach, and visiting with family and friends on Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving to one and all!

Peace

A HAPPY HALLOWED HALLOWEEN — 2017

Anticipation, excitement, chills; all powerful emotions allowing us to get ready for Halloween! It’s the night most children look forward to all month long. Choosing costumes, planning trick or treat strategies, finding just the right routes through the neighborhood in order to garner the most treats! It is one of childhood’s most precious memories. Outside in the crisp dark night air with goblins and witches, super-heroes, ghosts and black cats roaming about — all with that slightly scary and goose-bump raising excitement pulsing through our veins. Shouts of “Trick or Treat” resounding through the night, as children of all ages happily wander from house to house!

For some it’s their first experience in being out in the darkened night, for others they are hoping to recreate the wonder and magic of other mystical Halloweens. All are filled with a frisson of chilling and slightly frightened anticipation. Ghostly apparitions on front lawns glow with an eerie light, pumpkins line the walkways faces alight with scary facades. Strange sounds abound as creepy laughter is channeled through speakers hidden in the shrubbery. An almost Full Moon shines a spooky light down, creating strange shadows and murky shapes. It all adds up to a wonderfully magical and mystical evening of fun for one and all.

A tradition from the ancient past — restored and made enchanted throughout the ages — until today when we channel our inner-child and renew our ageless curiosity, in restoring our faith in the invocations and prayers of our primal myths and legends.

Have fun — be safe!

 

November’s Astrological Activity — 2017

The month opens with the Moon entering the active sign Aries, leading us to feel a bit exasperated, and perhaps a smidgen too impatient with others. Allow yourself some breathing room before you blurt out an angry or mean-spirited affront. It may be that things don’t seem to be going your way, and you are frustrated with how little you seem to be able to accomplish during this time frame.

Some of our more sensitive folks are already feeling the vibrations of the Taurus Full Moon that crests at 11 degrees, on the 4th at 12:23 AM EST (add one hour for DST). At midnight Lady Venus  in Libra and Uranus in Aries were in conflict adding to the unstable atmosphere. You may find that groups you usually enjoy aren’t as much fun any more, and you are seeking out others of your ilk who will see eye-to-eye with you. There seems to be a disconnect between those who were in sync and are now truly at odds with one another.

On the 18th the New Moon at 26 degrees of Scorpio at 6:42 AM EST will find us thinking unconventionally and independently, making others feel a bit left out. Being the sign of regeneration and rebirth, there may be a few new experiences awaiting those who want to partake of the sacred mysteries, and their own personal psychic identities. Emboldened by this powerful sign, you can find yourself resisting those who would put stress into your life. You can also become aware of how to handle the day-to-day stressors that we all experience throughout the workweek. Indeed with a Scorpio New Moon we can awaken that inner core of strength that we know we have, in order to cut short those folks who demean and disparage us. The Scorpio New Moon is infusing us with more clarity and knowing;  it can and will, make us stronger and more able to handle anyone, who has the audacity to try to humble our spirit.

As Lady Venus enters Scorpio on the 7th, we may find we have had it with what seems customary — and we want to create our own traditions and mores. We will feel empowered and ready to explore new methods and ways to produce our own personal agenda. You can feel the change in the air, and you want to partake of all that is unique, singular and distinctive. You may go so far as to change your hair style and color, your taste in clothing, and your awareness of who you truly are now and want to become in the future. We can begin to feel our own power and become attuned to that of others who compliment our ideas. Blending with Neptune on the 16th, we have inner visions of what is best for us, and we can find compassionate companions who will feel as deeply as we do about our pathway throughout this lifetime here on Earth. On the 13th Lady Venus meets up with Jupiter in Scorpio and excess may be expected, whether shopping for gifts, indulging in rich foods, or just enjoying the finer things life has given to you. Life is good, and you feel stable where you are, and can think about the future with optimism.

A major trine will begin between Jupiter in Scorpio and Neptune in Pisces by the end of this month, carrying over through to the end of December when the Planets begin to separate. Those with a strong Water element in their charts will be able to use the emotional and compassionate atmosphere these Planets engender to enhance their ability to connect with an inner core of ancient spiritual wisdom. As the new year begins the strongest vibrations will abate, nevertheless, by the middle of April 2018 lasting until the close of September it will once again be active! We may see a revival of some kind of Divine Universal Spirituality that transcends any one religious belief. Perhaps a raising of Transcendent Consciousness will come into play on a world-wide scale. Personally we may be able to connect with our loved ones on a visceral level that will need no explanation or discussion — a mystical blending of mind, body and spirit that will be mutually beneficial.

On the 3rd, after the midnight hour, Lady Venus in Libra has a pleasant interlude with Saturn in Sagittarius, our relationships seem to be in good stead, and we can feel secure. In the middle of the afternoon the Sun in good aspect to Neptune give us the opportunity to find a spiritual core within ourselves. We feel concern for others, artistically inspired and resourceful. Of course, the 4th brings us the Full Moon in Fixed Earthy Taurus, and with an early morning tiff between Lady Venus and Uranus we are already off balance — try to cope with a common-sense outlook on what is happening around you. Mercury enters Sagittarius on the 5th — perhaps allowing us to speak our minds. We must remember that sometimes the truth isn’t necessarily what others need to hear if it’s only your opinion. Lady Venus will enter Scorpio on the 7th bringing more passionate ideas and retorts. On the 9th during the morning rush hour, the Sun and Pluto are in sync, but there will be a lot of powerful emotions roiling about. Mars and Neptune find themselves at odds after the dinner hour, you may feel confused about exactly what you want to do — the input you receive is fuzzy. The 10th sees Mercury and Jupiter in a quick meeting at breakfast time, where things seem to be going well. Saturn and Uranus are trine on the 11th in the predawn hours bringing harmony and agreement within your domain. At evening rush hour on the 13th Mercury and Neptune are at odds — your commute might be interrupted, or there is a lot of inaccuracy flowing about — check facts and figures. Lady Venus has two encounters on the 16th — one in the early morning hours with Saturn that leaves us feeling unfulfilled and upset, however the other in mid-morning with Neptune finds us day-dreaming of wonderful things to come. Mercury and Mars come to an agreement on the 17th, as you’re having your second cup of coffee in the office, that makes your day! Your ideas have merit and you are tasked to present a more complete mission statement to higher-ups. The New Moon in Scorpio on the 18th may find us opting for starting a whole new pattern to live life more fully. On the 19th as you arise, Mars and Pluto are facing off — don’t allow yourself to get dragged into a no-win situation, or someone else’s brouhaha! Lady Venus and Pluto get together on the 21st at the crack of dawn in a loving and intense manner — you may be late for work! Neptune in Pisces begins her forward motion on the 22nd bringing a more positive, spiritual, and creative force into play. We can use the mystery and magic of this Planet to our advantage in creating more artistic and imaginative projects. Lunchtime on the 24th finds the Sun and Pluto in a snit, there may be some underhanded ongoings in the office — you might want to have lunch at your desk. At dawn on the 25th as Mercury and Uranus are a happy pair, you may awaken after a dream that brought you an inspiring idea, or you find that being home for the holiday has brightened  your spirit. After midnight on the 28th Mercury and Saturn might delay an impending departure, or you are dismayed by someone’s disloyalty. November ends with the Moon entering Taurus bringing a practical outlook for our Holiday shopping expeditions.

Time seems to be flying by — the end of the year will soon be here — it is a fast-paced world today, and we often are so busy we forget to take the time to just observe! So — find a comfortable spot — relax and sit — and just feel, observe, perceive, and use all of your senses to take in the atmosphere surrounding you! Breathe — OK — I said breathe — better! Think about happy times, things you are grateful for, and how many positive opportunities you will have in the future. Sometimes we just have to sit back and take notice of where we are — what we are doing — and perhaps most importantly, where do we want to go — in 1, 5 or 10 years. Just think about your future in a non-judgemental manner, let any of your regrets just float away on the ether, and think of all those who love you. We are only human beings — trying our best to get through this world, this life, this existence the best way we can. Allow yourself some slack in not having done this or that. Resolve that past errors are just that — in the past, and all the good you have done is more than enough to allow you to feel a sense of accomplishment, that can give you the incentive and persistence to move forward with your life, in a more positive and optimistic way. Shrug off any misgivings you have and find that inner spirit of “I Can Do it”!!!

Peace