New Moon in Libra Reminder — October 8th 2018

The 8th of this month is our opportunity to write out our personal affirmations, wishes, dreams and desires with the magnificent beauty and energy of the Libra New Moon. The New Moon crests at 15 degrees of the sign, at 10:47 PM EST (add one hour for DST). Because the New Moon crests so late in the evening, you can write out your affirmations any time after the New Moon has occurred and for the next 24 hours, for the most effective use of the power being expelled into the ether.

Libra, ruled by Venus, has sway over all things of beauty, finding balance, being tactful, partners and close friends, love, marriage, seeking peace, the arts, music, courtship, interior decorators, seamstresses and tailors, florists, and beauty consultants. Libra is the natural ruler of the 7th Zodiac House, which rules partnerships (both business and marriage), cooperation with others, public relations, often one’s competitors, expanding your interests, and becoming more polished and composed when in business settings.

Of course, any and all things can be in your written list — think about what would enhance your own life, and also the lives of your loved ones. Prepare yourself with some meditation or breathing exercises, find a quiet place — and when you feel you know exactly what you will wish for, begin to write out your list. You may perhaps have a flash of intuition about some issue or dream, allow yourself the leeway to add or subtract anything that just doesn’t feel right at this time. Sometimes the simplest requests bring the greatest rewards.

Enjoy this process and open your heart, mind, and spirit in order to “feel” the delicate vibrations, that let you know you are on the right track. Believe in yourself, your right to be happy, and your deserving of a good life.

Good Luck

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New Moon in Libra — October 8th 2018

Our New Moon crests on October 8th, in the sign Libra at 15 degrees, at 10:47 PM EST (add one hour for DST). A New Moon in Libra, ruled by Lady Venus brings us the opportunity to literally clean out the cobwebs in our homes and in our minds. Airy Cardinal Libra can help us open all the windows and doors both materially and emotionally to let in the freshening breezes of new ideas, fruitful optimism, and the ability to immerse ourselves in the beauty that surrounds us. We just have to open our hearts and minds to be aware of the many exciting and novel ways in which our Earth can continuously find the means to make us aware of our fragility and mortality, yet encourage us with so much natural beauty that we find courage and strength within our innate being. Just BE-ING is a gift throughout our lifetime.

We can find so many ways to enjoy this journey we call our life — learning to BE in the moment is one of the most ardent and enthusiastic techniques in order to live our lives to the fullest. Bringing our whole body and mind to the forefront of our daily lives will ensure that we find the most positive and helpful ways to wrest every drop of pleasure, knowledge, love, magnificence and wholesomeness that lies within our realm.  Allowing ourselves to accept, acknowledge and intuit that all experiences we have on our passage throughout our lifetime, will become an integral part of who we are and prepare us for who we are karmically going to become.  We are all a work in progress, and it is our solemn quest to find the best path to our best selves. Use your divine talents to sense those paths, that will bring you to the ultimate culmination of your own unique and breathtaking voyage through this magnificent world that we all call home.

Of course, Libra is the sign of balance, a much needed ingredient in today’s hectic and polarized world. Libra brings us balance, beauty, diplomacy, and even peace when we are tuned in to the vibrations of the Universe. Begin to plan your list of affirmations, dreams, desires and wishes with the knowledge that the New Moon starts us off on a lunar cycle every month. Working with the ancient flow of the Planets and Galaxies, we can take advantage of these ancient rhythms and write out our most desired wishes with the energy of the New Moons.

Marriage, love, passion, respect, admiration, intellect, appreciation and balance in all things, can be wished for while the Libra New Moon is surging forth with its own blend of benign beauty, dignity, and morality. Use this moment in time to bring your own personal requests into the ether. Surround yourself in the aura of loving kindness, honesty, and transformation. Find your own individual path to your true self, your ideal life, and your most loving home.

The Libra New Moon crests on October 8th, at 10:47 PM EST (adjust for DST), at 15 degrees of the sign — those born near this date will be starting a new lunar cycle with more emotional moments and extraordinary beauty coming into their lives. However, all of us have the sign Libra in our Zodiac Charts, look to the House where Libra lives to see how the intensity and strength of this New Moon will enhance your life. Write out your affirmations after the New Moon crests and throughout the next day for the most powerful impact.

You have the power in your own hands to bring more beauty, love and kindness into your own and your loved ones lives. Be proactive in your zeal and truly feel the energy coursing through your mind, heart and hands as you write out your most sincere aspirations.

Peace

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October’s Astrological Activity — 2018

This month opens with the Moon Void of Course until 1:02 PM EST (adjust for DST), when it moves into the sign Cancer. Also with Mercury closing in on a negative aspect with Pluto on the 2nd, we should all watch what we say, as our words may be misinterpreted and cause some confusion. On the 5th Lady Venus turns Retrograde in Scorpio, allowing us to retrace our steps and perhaps find a better way to handle differences with our loved ones. Lady Venus is always about love, faith, and compassion — in the sign Scorpio Her emotions are deepened and intense. The Planet Uranus continues Retrograde in early Taurus, perhaps those with a plethora of fixed Planets in the early degrees may want to be aware that there is a possibility of abrupt and unexpected changes or happenings. Be prepared to bring a calm demeanor to any upsetting happenstance.

The New Moon in Libra crests at 15 degrees, on the 8th at 10:47 PM EST (adjust for DST). Libra helps to bring balance and  beauty  into our lives, and can help us to see our way forward with optimism and a unique vision of the future. The Planet Mercury enters Scorpio on the 9th giving us more insight into the minds of others, and helping us expand the parameters of our own minds. Perhaps meditation, yoga, Tai Chi, or any intimate mental undertakings will help you in reaching the pinnacle of your spiritual soul center, and awakening the instinctive areas of your mind. Working within the Planetary movements can bring us to a truer understanding of ourselves, and this World we live within. Try to tap into the massive energies of this amazing Galaxy as we all travel throughout the Universal time/space continuum.

The Full Moon in Taurus at 1 degree of the sign crests on the 24th at 11:45 AM EST (adjust for DST). This Full Moon may be a bit more volatile as it is conjunct the Planet Uranus, creating a more intense and unpredictable environment. It might be best to hold one’s tongue before creating a scene, also be aware of those who might be having a difficult time expressing themselves, and becoming frustrated in the process. Try to be the voice of calm and common sense if you can, or if things are becoming unruly, simply walking away may help diminish the antagonistic energy being expelled.

On a happier note, our Lady Venus is helping us to revisit some past events whilst She is in Retrograde mode in Scorpio, no mere surface look at our past issues, rather an intense and in-depth assessment of our loved ones, our love life, and our love of life! We can with Lady Venus’ help reconnect with those deeply felt feelings we have for those we love, and for our feelings of faith, belonging, and the karmic consciousness we share with all the members of our tribe, clan, community, brethren and family. We may find ourselves reviewing our own feelings about our place in society, our self-esteem, our inherent morality and dignity.

Mars continues forward in the sign Aquarius, giving us new ideas and dramatic visions for our future. If there has been a delay in a long yearned for project — you may find that Mars in Aquarius will bring the coveted dream forward in a dynamic manner. Also, as Aquarius has such empathy for the underdog, you may want to engage in some charitable causes that are close to your heart. Breathe in the fresh and airy energies of Mars in Aquarius and plot your course with confidence.

Mercury is Direct all month long, however, it will begin a Retrograde period on November 16th lasting until December 6th — it may be wise to get a head-start on any special Holiday purchases or party plans, for when Mercury is in Rx mode there is more likelihood that things will need extra time and effort to go smoothly.

Mercury and Pluto are not getting along on the 2nd after the dinner hour, if you are discussing some important project, you may not be seeing the whole picture — allow yourself to sleep on any major changes. Lady Venus starts Retrograde on the 5th in the sign Scorpio — it might be time to review your last few months and try to find ways in which you may have been able to connect to others in a more generous and loving manner. On the 7th the Sun and Neptune are at odds, in mid-morning, perhaps you can find a way to fill your soul with a love for humanity. You may awaken on the 9th with a feeling that you had an interesting dream, but can’t quite put your finger on the memory — meditation may help. Mercury opposing Uranus on the 10th around the noon hour may be disruptive and you can’t enjoy your lunch because of the angst you feel. Later in the evening, Lady Venus and Mars don’t see eye-to-eye, there is too much emotion to make a rational decision. Late on the 11th the Sun and Pluto are at odds, you look for balance but someone is digging in their heels. Mid-month, on the 15th Mercury and Lady Venus are riding together in the sky after the lunch hour, subtle connections have been made, and you may have found someone special, don’t let this opportunity go by without some plans for future contact. The 18th brings us two pleasant aspects, one between Mercury and Neptune after the lunch period, you feel compassionate for your fellow humans, and the feeling may inspire you to create a way to be helpful to someone in need. Later in the evening the Sun and Jupiter also are in tune, you feel generous and want to share materially and emotionally with your loved ones. The 19th finds Mercury and Neptune in sync in the wee hours of the morning, your dreams may be prophetic. Around the noon hour Mars and Mercury square off and tempers can flare — try to avoid angry folks. On the 22nd we find Mercury in two phases, after the lunch hour, meeting with Pluto and getting along famously by being able to use your instinct and deep intellect to find a solution to a problem — and later in the early evening interacting Mercury is in a snit with Saturn — there is no positivity here, don’t expect to be helped, you may want to get to bed early. The Sun and Uranus are opposite one another on the 23rd after the dinner hour, there may be some sudden change or someone just isn’t a happy camper. Breakfast time on the 24th brings Lady Venus and Saturn together — possibly a project at work has gotten the OK, or you just feel good and nothing negative is going to sway you! Later we have the Full Moon in Taurus — try to use this earthy energy to good advantage, buying fall flowers may be on your agenda. Lady Venus and the Sun meet up at 3 degrees of Scorpio as you are getting into work on the 26th, you find a warm welcome and perhaps someone with extra charm is smitten with you. The Sun and Saturn connect on the 27th later in the evening, you may be the designated driver for your friends — it’s a good choice. The 29th sees Mars and Saturn starting the day in a snit, perhaps a cold shower might help, or just plan on listening to a rant, you may have a positive suggestion that goes over well. A plethora of minor aspects between Lady Venus, Uranus, and Mercury might spoil our sleep on the 31st and we awaken feeling a bit out of touch. However, the month ends with Lady Venus entering the late degrees of Libra, although in Rx motion — we can use this return of Lady Venus into Libra to feel more balanced, benevolent and beautiful. Sigh!

Peace

Lady Venus Enters Scorpio — September 9th 2018

Our Lady Venus will leave Libra’s beautiful realm on September 9th, to enter Scorpio’s dramatic, intense and shadowy domain at 4:26 AM EST (add one hour for DST). After her lighthearted and joyous stay within Libra, our Lady Venus is a little tenuous about entering such a strong, sensual and virile sign, that titillates her deepest feminine fantasies. Indeed — Lady Venus is quite overwhelmed by the scintillating impact that Scorpio has on her instinctive biological drives. Our delicate Lady Venus is swamped by a myriad of passionate thoughts and desires. Still, enter Scorpio She must, and She will find Her way into this magnificent underworld, that can bring our senses to the heights and depths of our humanity. Of course Lady Venus will always try to take the high road when challenged or confronted by darker decisions. Lady Venus may be the only one who can truly find that soft center core of Scorpio’s deep sensitivity and compassion.

Much can be accomplished with Lady Venus in Scorpio, we can seek out those hidden secrets that we instinctively know are being held from us, by whomever is trying to deceive. We can dive to the depths of the swirling eddies of misinformation and dig out the unvarnished truth. Also, on a lighter note, we are able to find that secret strength we all have deep within us to get through some of life’s more difficult stressors — and we can rise above any petty nuisances that others may be trying to put upon us. We can find our inner hero/heroine that will bring us that undeniable knowledge that we are our own best champions! Bring your Super powers to bear on any situation that perplexes, discombobulates, or frustrates you — Lady Venus in Scorpio will find your answers.

This transit will be a much longer stay in Scorpio, because Lady Venus will Retrograde at 10 degrees of the sign on October 5th at 2:03 PM EST. Lady Venus will then continue through Scorpio, until entering Libra on October 31st — remaining in the late degrees of Libra, and then going Direct on November 15th — not re-entering Scorpio until December 2nd — remaining in the sign Scorpio until January 6th 2019 when Lady Venus enters the sign Sagittarius. So — look to your Zodiac Chart to see what House Scorpio lives in so you can find out how this long-term stay of Lady Venus in Scorpio will affect your life. Each Zodiac House has its own profile and rulership areas that will be impacted by Lady Venus during Her long stay in the sign Scorpio.

Using the power of the stars can bring us a welcome realization that we are capable to steer our own lives by understanding how the Universe is bringing changes and opportunities into our lives. Knowing the area where Scorpio lives in your Zodiac Chart can give you a heads-up about the coming few months. Your love life may be turned topsy-turvy if there have been underlying issues, or you could meet your Soul-mate in an extraordinary manner. Lady Venus is always all about love, and in Scorpio there is an intensity and drive that might make life a little more interesting. Be sure whilst Lady Venus is in the Retrograde mode that any new love interests are going to be solid, stand-up, worthwhile people who are worth your time and emotional input. Since Lady Venus is in Rx mode for such a long time — it may behoove you to take your time with any new love interest. Perhaps after the excitement of the beautiful holiday season has passed, check your true emotions and reconsider the connection if there is any doubt. Allow yourself to get into the daily routines of your usual life — and then make a decision without that halo of sudden attraction!

On September 12th Lady Venus meets up with Uranus and that electric atmosphere that is established might make a new acquaintance seem perfect. Or a longer term relationship is suddenly seen to be on a rocky path. Allow time to sort out any discrepancies as Uranus can make things seem more chaotic and karmic before blasting the whole situation into atoms. Later in the day Lady Venus meets up with Saturn putting a calmer and more wise head on our shoulders — listen to your inner voice. The Full Moon on the 24th at 2 degrees of Aries might put an impediment in our way — breathe and use common sense. On October 10th Lady Venus squares off with Mars mid-evening, passions run high, but may not be on a positive note — back off any conflict with loved ones. The 24th finds Lady Venus and Saturn once again in sync, around breakfast time, you can make progress in business and with long-term relationships. Lady Venus meeting up with the Sun on the 26th gives us a brisk morning boost, people are smiling at you and love your ideas. Ending the month in Rx mode in Libra — Lady Venus is giving us a chance to reconnect with a past love, or fix some issues that had been brewing over the last few months. Enjoy this return of Lady Venus to Libra as She is much more lighthearted and feeling more balanced while ensconced in Libra’s realm.

Hint —  Seek out your Lady Venus in Scorpio love in a dimly lit pub, at an intense movie, at the library, in an occult bookstore, at an art gallery, in the doctor’s office, buying the latest mystery novel, volunteering at a food pantry, teaching at Hogwarts, bringing health care to clinics in needy areas, giving flu shots, buying fresh vegetables at a farmers market, at a seance, buying an espresso, walking along the shore looking for shells, and reading to toddlers.

Peace

 

 

 

New Moon in Virgo — September 9th 2018

The New Moon this month will crest in the sign Virgo at 17 degrees, at 1:02 PM EST ( add one hour for DST). Anyone with their Sun at 17 degrees of Virgo will be entering a new lunar cycle for the next month. Virgo is a very particular sign, leaving little leeway in its need for precision, perfection and exactness. Indeed Virgo has little patience for anything that is not done well and to exacting standards. Always seeking perfection, our Virgo brethren keep the bar high when judging themselves and others.

I often quip that there is the Virgo way, and the wrong way! Our Virgo’s are simply amazing at getting things right, and insisting that everything is done to their lofty standards. For many of us, we cannot fathom their insistence on having everything perfect — we are happy with safe, clean, moderately neat, germ-free, and comfortable. Sigh! The issue here, is that our Virgo folks are often right about so many things, they will research, study, immerse themselves in any area that takes their fancy — and they will become expert in that field. It is difficult to argue with a knowledgeable Virgo because they will have the answers and back-up information  to prove their point.

However, their zeal often puts them into conflict with others who prefer to live life in a more casual manner — without judging every little flaw that might be a natural part of their DNA. We can all use Virgo’s diligence, investigative skills, ability to find a “perfect” solution for any problem. They have an excellent work-ethic, make wonderful employees if they can work alone or be the head of a group, make strong leaders, and can be intimidating when needed.

Now the counterpart of this Super Virgo, is when they might have picked up some of their opposite sign’s compassion and empathy. These are the Virgos who enter the medical field, social services, and find their calling in the religious life. Many may be surprised to find that their Doctors and Nurses are indeed Virgos! In the medical field they are outstanding, as they seek the best methods to care for their patients and insist on a high standard for all to follow.

With the New Moon in Virgo, affirmations about our health are right on track, also any financial issues can be initiated as Virgos are insistent on following good budgetary plans. Of course, in any area, we can use the Virgo’s need for perfection to be our guide in finding good solutions.

Take a few moments to write down your wish list for the Virgo New Moon — if you have a need to clean up any areas of your life, the Moon in Virgo is your best companion along the way. It is a unique opportunity to bring control, organization, finding the best methods to solve a problem, taking control of your health and well-being, and generally using the Virgo Super Power of Perfection to help you to a better future.

The best time to write out your affirmations will be after the New Moon crests at 1:02 PM EST (add one hour for DST), on the 9th of September. The New Moon will energize the next 24 hours with the dynamism of Virgo’s power.  Good Luck!

Peace

Autumnal Equinox — September 22nd 2018

As the Sun enters the sign Libra at 8:55 PM EST (add one hour for DST), we celebrate the ancestral harvest. We gather and store our crops for the long winter months that are coming. We are grateful that the Sun has been warm and bright, the soil rich and hearty, and the rain plentiful — insuring our larders will be overflowing with produce and grain. Another year of plenty, of growth, of survival and hope for humanity — the Autumnal Equinox.

Equinox — generally meaning that day and night are of equal length —  but because of the Earth’s rotation this is seldom true. However, I think the idea of equality centered within this one day can help remind all of us, of one of the core components of the Constitution — that “All men are created equal”. The idea that we humans are all cut from the same cloth — the same elements — the same chemical components, that the Universe bestowed upon each of us at our creation.

Perhaps we can use this special day, to try to remember how much more alike we are than different. Maybe we can choose to see the beautiful similarities in one another rather than the surface differences. Imagine — if you will, how incredibly wonderful this World would be if for just this day we all tried to put aside our “differences” and greeted one another as Equals. Man-woman, old-young, tall-short, red-white-gold-brown-black, rich or poor, worldly or naive, strong or weak — if we could look beyond the surface into the depths of our souls and truly “see” everyone as ourselves — would that not be a blessed gift to one and all, to the Earth, and to this World in which we all live and love?

Just sayin’

Peace!

September’s Astrological Activity — 2018

September starts out with the Moon in stable and practical Taurus in good aspect to Neptune as the month begins, allowing us to awaken with sweet dreams,  and a feeling that all is well in the world (it may just be the rose-colored glasses). The New Moon crests in Virgo at 17 degrees of the sign on the 9th at 1:02 PM EST (adjust for DST), some of our plans may not work out as we would like, not everything can’t be perfect. Our Full Moon will crest on the 24th at 9:52 PM EST at 2 degrees of Aries, opposite the Libra Sun we may feel a bit unbalanced and confused.

The Planet Mars in Capricorn turned direct on August 27th increasing the more positive vibes from this Fiery orb, we may now find some of our plans will start to move forward, however — this progressive motion may be delayed, as Mars gets attuned to moving in a direct manner. Especially with the New Moon energies also being a bit confusing and adding to the mix. Also, Saturn in Capricorn will turn direct on September 6th bringing another boost to our more positive feelings, especially if we have been under-the-weather, this will be a good time to improve our health and exercise routines for more robust health and well-being. Generally there is a somewhat upbeat feeling in the ether, perhaps it’s just the brisk Autumn air here in New England after a very hot Summer.

Mid-month seems to be a time that there could be a financial breakthrough or some medical discovery that will improve our lives. Let’s all think positive thoughts that humankind is going to find a way to become more evolved and ready to reach out to those less fortunate. Later in the month we will have to consider how we have been treating ourselves also, as ignoring our own individual needs makes it impossible for us to help others effectively. We may want to use the precise Virgo atmosphere to encourage us to bring our “A” game into the fore. Until the 22nd (Autumnal Equinox), the Virgo Sun will impel us to do our best and to reach for perfection. Think outside the box to come up with original ideas, and new ways of approaching our problems and issues. Feel the innovative power of Uranus in Aries in the air and draw your inspiration from “seeing” the world in a transformative manner.

Jupiter in Scorpio sextile Pluto in Capricorn can bring about major changes in the business landscape — think revamping those huge entities in the business world who dominate certain areas in totality. Jupiter in Scorpio will attempt to abolish any underhanded practices and Pluto in Capricorn wants moral turpitude to be upheld. This duo can bring about a change for the betterment of all men. There is also still a spiritual connection between Jupiter in Scorpio and Neptune in Pisces — this can bring about positive changes in biased attitudes, and allow ourselves to be forgiving and compassionate.

Lady Venus joyfully enters the month in the sign Libra, however moving along, She will soon enter the sign Scorpio on September 9th. This is quite the change for our Lady Venus as the intensity and demeanor of Scorpio leaves Her a little tremulous. On October 5th, Lady Venus will turn Retrograde, remaining Rx until November 16th. This is a rather long stay for Lady Venus in Scorpio — check your chart for the Zodiac House that will feel this long Scorpio transit — and perhaps take your time with a new love interest, or making a serious commitment whilst Lady Venus isn’t giving it Her best!

On September 3rd, Mercury and Lady Venus see eye-to-eye as you are getting into the office, your bold ideas and intelligent manner of presenting them will get you noticed. Of course, looking good doesn’t hurt either. Around noon time Jupiter and Saturn may make you hesitant in keeping true to yourself, just be sure you are true to yourself and your ideals. The 5th brings us a mid-morning challenge, don’t take the bait — it’s not worth the argument. Breakfast time on the 7th finds Mercury and Saturn using their precise mindsets in figuring out a daunting task — you will amaze your audience. After lunch, the Sun and Neptune are at odds, but keeping your mind alert and on track, will allow you to be able to handle the opposition. Late afternoon on the 8th finds Lady Venus and Mars in a snit, don’t let your emotions rule your mind — and you will win. The New Moon on the 9th after lunch allows us to focus on our future goals and writing out our affirmations and wishes. Take it easy on the return trip home, as Mars and Neptune aren’t in tune — there may be roadblocks. On the 11th the Sun makes positive connections with Jupiter and Pluto during the morning hours, perhaps you had a dream that made sense, and your mind is alert and you are motivated toward your goals. The 12th finds Lady Venus and Saturn in agreement late in the evening — old friends and practical resources will help you get settled. Mercury finds Neptune a bit emotionally extreme the evening of the 13th, perhaps you are being a bit to sentimental or just aren’t feeling well. However, on the evening of the 15th Mercury and Pluto are on point and finding it easy to get to the gist of a problem, you already know the answer. Mercury also has a lot going on with a meeting with Jupiter on the 16th as you are getting up, you are feeling good about your plans for the day. Later on Mercury and Lady Venus are at war mid-morning — don’t allow yourself to be drawn into someone else’s squabble. Your early morning commute on the 18th can be dicey as Mars and Uranus are butting heads — keep a steady pace. On the 20th Mercury and the Sun are together at break time, you are ready for some fresh coffee and perhaps a healthy snack. Late morning on the 23rd finds Mercury and Saturn once again at odds, perhaps a friend opted out of a planned outing. In the early evening, Mercury and Mars find a positive connection and you mind-meld with someone new. The Full Moon in Aries crests on the 24th later in the evening, perhaps your day seemed out-of-control, and you can’t settle down, breathe! The 25th doesn’t seem to improve with Mercury and Jupiter overdoing it as you get to the office, and at dinnertime, the Sun and Saturn square off requiring the patience of a Saint to get everyone calmed down. Just let it go if you possibly can do so. If headed to the office on the 27th, bring something sweet, it will go a long way to soothe hurt feelings. Around dinner time the Sun and Mars are spirited and happy — you know it was a good day! Ending the month with the Moon in Gemini can make for a busy weekend, try to focus on the positives and ignore the naysayers. Pluto goes Direct in Capricorn bringing a more positive power into our realm. Practicality rules and popularity softens the intensity. Try to enjoy the weekend with friends and family and you will be ready to face the work week ahead.

Peace