July’s Astrological Activity — 2017

July is usually an active month here in New England as Summer activities are underway — the ocean beckons us with gentle breezes and sandy shores, the mountains and lakes are also calling us to partake of their bounty, with a myriad of hiking trails, and lazy afternoons lolling within the  crystal clear essence of our secluded and tranquil waters.

On July 4th our Independence Day celebrations start the month off with a BANG as fireworks light up the sky with brilliant intense displays that make the ground tremble. Marching bands, parades and local observations at memorials and cemeteries complete our busy day — except for all of the outdoor parties that will surely ensue. July’s celebration brings family together, rejoicing in our freedom, enjoying our ability to celebrate as we wish, and to reconnect with those we love and to remember those who are no longer with us.

Harking to the  words of our Founding Fathers, allows us to reinforce our determination to keep our country strong, and to keep to the intentions of our forebears — to be tolerant and to permit all who live here to pursue life, liberty and happiness!

Although Saturn and Uranus are in good aspect throughout this year, their dynamically opposed profiles will engender some agitation and uneasiness. Saturn in Sagittarius looks to the law, history and sees the future as a promise made, whereas Uranus in Aries wants to shake up the established mores in order to bring a breath of fresh air into the mix. Working together they can bring the best of both worlds, in order to create a more moral and forward looking criteria that will work for everyone. Working in concert these dynamos can and will bring a new outlook and an innovative way of perceiving our world in order to bring about the best it has to offer.

A period of adjustment may be needed as Jupiter in Libra is aspecting Neptune in Pisces in a quirky manner — you may find that your dreams are more vivid, your intuition is piqued, and you may be feeling the need for more soul connections with your loved ones. As Neptune is in Retrograde motion, this may be the time for you to reconnect with those you haven’t seen for a while, start to listen to your inner consciousness, and come to truly believe that you are joined to the whole of humankind in a visceral, primeval and instinctual way. Listen to your “gut” and follow the feelings that are leading you toward love, toward compassion and toward your own personal truth!

The Full Moon crests on the 8th at 17 degrees of Earthy Cardinal Capricorn, at 11:07 PM EST (add one hour for DST), and may engender some conflict between the generations about the right ways of doing things, or we may be feeling exceptionally fragile during this time span. Our New Moon arrives on the 23rd at 4:46 AM EST in the Fixed Fire sign Leo at zero degrees, bringing us a warm and friendly feeling for all, but mostly for the very young. Of course, ruling the 5th House of romance may also get some banked fires burning once again, or ignite a new bonfire in someone’s heart.

Lady Venus will enter Gemini on the 4th of the month, where She becomes a bit giddy with an influx of coquettishness inspired by this Mutable/Air sign. After her stay in Taurus where, although She enjoyed the beauty, fashion and fastidiousness of Fixed Earthy Taurus, She is ready to shed the seriousness and determination of Taurus for the effervescent and intellectual Gemini persona! Wonder Woman will have nothing on our Lady Venus when she begins to feel at home in this Mercury ruled sign. Lady Venus will engage the attention of all with her wily ways and offbeat witticisms — Lady Venus so enjoys the lighthearted yet brilliant Gemini facade. Mars will remain in sensitive family oriented Cancer until the 20th when He enters Fiery Leo! In Leo, Mars feels right at home with the fiery warmth, outgoing social skills, and a true sense of self-possession. Indeed, when Mars and Leo finally learn to work together peacefully — they can move mountains, start revolutions or bring compassion and caring to those in need.

On July 2nd at breakfast time, Mars and Pluto clash — stay cool if confronted and use common-sense for the rest of the morning hours. This aspect will fade quickly as the Moon goes void-of-course a couple of hours later — and things might not get back on track until the Moon enters Scorpio at 12:00 PM EST (remember to add one hour for DST). With Lady Venus entering Gemini on the 4th a lighthearted feeling may prevail, although there are those whose strong opinions will cause consternation — words may be exchanged, but with Uranus in the mix — all will be soon forgotten. The 5th has Mercury entering the sign Leo — so wordiness may be a problem, but we also have a beautiful Sun trine Neptune aspect that will make us aware of all that is beautiful and good in our lives. The morning rush hour on the 7th brings a sweet connection between Mercury and Venus — you may meet someone special at your usual coffee shop. The Full Moon in Capricorn the next day has things a bit topsy-turvy throughout the day — tomorrow will look a lot better when we awaken. If you are out and about late on the 9th beware of a road-rage incident and/or a conflict with a superior. Friday the 14th will have a busy but unfulfilling afternoon, although if you got off work early, you may be pleasantly surprised by how relaxed and happy you feel. Monday the 17th may have a rocky start with a long commute — be aware of hidden hazards. On the 18th a Venus/Jupiter trine in the early evening will bring a congenial meeting, perhaps a dinner date or just a drink after work will prove to be special. The afternoon of the 19th may find one of your ideas at work has caught the eye of a superior — make sure you have all the details at your fingertips. Mars enters Leo on the 20th with a sigh of relief — being in Cancer wasn’t His cup-of-tea — there will be more energy and stamina for your future endeavors. On the 24th we will be getting mixed messages throughout the morning hours — take your time to digest what is being said, and by mid-afternoon things will fall in your favor. The 28th finds the Sun and Mars together during the early evening, we can push our own agenda or find allies to help us in our quests. We may awake on the 30th with good feelings, well-rested and looking forward to the plans we have made. With Lady Venus entering Cancer on the 31st our focus may be more on family, mother and/or friends during the coming month. You may find your muse in whatever creative or offbeat visions you have for your future — find your Bliss!

Peace

 

 

 

 

April’s Astrological Activity — 2017

Our dreams may be piqued by Mars and Neptune conjunct in Pisces on the 1st bringing us some otherworldly knowledge about what direction our future plans and actions may take us. Try to rise above the mundane in thinking about what you’ve experienced, and dig deep into your psyche to find the facts that will support your ideas. Then and only then, try to incorporate what the Universe is trying to tell you.

In New England we look forward to our April showers, a nice respite from the snows and bitter winds of March — and henceforth, can May flowers be far behind? I always try to be the optimist when it comes to our weather — especially as Easter and Passover celebrations are just around the corner. It’s so nice to be able to see everyone in their holiday finery — pastels, flowery prints and gauzy materials. The children especially are so adorable with their matching coats and hats, shiny shoes, and carrying their baskets of Easter eggs or candies left by the Bunnies! April is a month of transition — still able to whip up wintry winds, or surprise us with some almost Summery weather. Still, we know the weather will improve until we are complaining about how hot and humid it is in July! Perhaps that is the magic of New England, the weather is always a topic of interest — and it really can change in a nanosecond.

There is a lot of Astrological Activity in this month of April as several Planets will begin their Retrograde motion, bringing a change in their ability to put forth their most positive vibes. Mercury in Taurus Rx on the 9th moving back into the later degrees of Aries until turning Direct on May 3rd, Saturn in Sagittarius Rx on the 6th for a long Retrograde period ending on August 25th, and Pluto in Capricorn Rx on the 20th — all joining Jupiter in Libra moving backwards through the signs. However, Venus will turn Direct on the 15th in Pisces, continuing in Pisces until entering Aries on the 28th, once again bringing her most lovable, caring and romantic vibrations to the fore. Probably the one we all feel the most is Rx Mercury as it tends to delay day-to-day activities, messes with our cars, contracts and computers, and makes conversation difficult.  Saturn Rx can help us to slow down and take a look at where we are and where we have been, in order to plan a little better for our future. Of course, Saturn is always trying to teach us patience, fortitude and self-perseverance. All good lessons that will serve us well, but are often difficult to deal with as life has a habit of testing our determination and ability to stick with our agenda.However, when we learn one of Saturn’s lessons, there is always a reward awaiting us. Pluto in Rx will probably have a more global impact, perhaps delaying many governmental plans, and making life a little more difficult in any areas that are under siege. On a personal level, secrets may out, and depending on where transiting Pluto is in your chart, you can figure out what hidden messages are in store, also where you may need to pay attention to an ongoing issue. While all of these Planets are in Rx mode is always a good time to review your journey, and perhaps make more definite plans for some future date that will be able to be met with positive input and know-how for your progression.

The Full Moon crests on the 11th at 1:o9 AM EST (add one hour for DST) at 27 degrees of Libra! When the Full moon is in the sign Libra our focus is always on balance, equilibrium and stability. It behooves us to keep an even keel in all of our activities, and not go off the deep-end of anger and antagonism.

Our New Moon in Taurus crests on the 26th at 7:16 AM EST (add one hour for DST) at 6 degrees of the sign, if your birthday is near or within a day or so of this date it will be a new Lunar cycle for you this year. Find your bliss with the help of generous Taurus — ruling beauty, loyalty, art, music, social standing, self-appreciation, real estate, and often our money, you can write out your affirmations all day on the 26th for those things that will enhance your life and the lives of your loved ones. Often those with a strong Taurus affinity will have a sweet tooth, and of course, we all know how (ahem) determined and/or stubborn a Taurus can seem. Their ability to focus on their tasks at hand and plan for their future allows them to move steadily forward to their goals. Earthy and fixed — this sign has a lot going for it — and we all would do well to see where Taurus lives in our charts, for there will be your ability to move your own agenda forward with definitive planning and perhaps a sweet surprise in the offing.

Venus in Pisces squares Saturn in Sagittarius on the 8th in mid-afternoon, both are now in Rx mode, bringing lack of compassion and difficulty in relationships. Allow yourself some “Me” time to figure out just what is going on, and if you want to pursue the path you’re on. Later in the early evening, the Sun in Aries squares Pluto in Capricorn, bringing some ego issues into play — back off of any conflict until you have all the facts, you may be missing a piece of information — bide your time. On the 13th, Mars meets up with quirky Uranus early in the morning — you may want to go jogging to get your mind together before the day starts, or you may have been awakened by some unusual noises or activity outside your window. Venus turns direct on the 15th in Pisces bringing good vibes to our Easter celebrations. The 16th brings us a pleasant connection between Venus and Mars, you may meet someone vibrant and romantic in the evening, don’t discount the mutual attraction. Early morning office hours on the 17th, find the Sun trine Saturn — if you have a presentation or idea to contribute, this is a good time to get upper management to notice. After midnight on the 20th you may be awakened by vivid dreams or find yourself going over some issues from earlier in the week — try to concentrate on the simplest solution. Rush hour on the 21st may find you at odds with someone important to you — don’t allow anyone to put you or your ideas down — you know what is right for you and yours. You may find yourself waking early with a brilliant idea or solution to a problem thanks to Mercury meeting up with Saturn, keep the thoughts to yourself for a while as you peruse the best path to take.The afternoon of the 27th may find you dealing with some deceit — your ire is up so it might be best to wait until you know what is really going on before confronting someone. Morning hours on the 28th finds you have exciting ideas, but they may not be everyone’s cup of tea — let them steep for a while as you decide how much impact they might have. After a tense afternoon on the 30th, you’ll find that the evening brings clarity and a sense of tranquility — you know the right thing to do and that it will bring you peace of mind.

April’s showers taper off to bring us the beautiful displays of May’s flowers — how can any of us not respond to warmer weather, brilliant flowery yards, and azure skies filled with puffy white clouds! Breathe in the freshened air, bask in the Spring-like warmth of the Sun, and be in awe of the wonders of this Earth we call home. The land is responding to the new season and bursting forth in greenery, blossoms and new life wherever you look — find your quiet zone, your inner soul, and your magical spirit in all of Nature’s glory. Be in this moment of your life!

Peace

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jupiter in Libra Through the 9th to 12th Zodiac Houses — September 9th 2016 to October 10th 2017

Completing the Zodiac Circle of Houses we will peruse the 9th through 12th Houses — Jupiter in Libra will bring its own kind of beauty, excesses and balance to each of these Houses according to the Planets that might live there and their placement within the Circle. These Zodiac Houses are important because they can show us our educational interests or goals, our spiritual needs and desires, our yearning to travel long distances (9th House) — also, the 10th House holds our social standing and perhaps our career goals, the 11th House is where our hopes and dreams reside along with our friends, and the 12th House is the karmic  House of self-undoing, hospitals, prisons and any place of confinement.

So we will see what might transpire throughout the transit of Jupiter in Libra’s more optimistic outlook and genuine ability to see both sides of a question — we have an entire year to use the brilliance and balance of Jupiter in Libra for our own agenda — don’t miss out on this once in 12 year occasion!

Jupiter in Libra in the 9th House – The 9th House of the Zodiac holds so many variants of our lives — here we find our higher educational goals, our spirituality and religiosity, our desire for long distance travel (although) opposite the 3rd House perhaps short trips too! Also opposite our 3rd House may bring some concern about siblings, old neighbors, in-laws, and in general some unease about those relatives you may not have seen for some time. But we digress — the 9th House is such a busy House, those who may have children looking into colleges will have a boost from Jupiter in Libra allowing you to balance the pros and cons of each school. Also, Jupiter in Libra may help to clear up some legal issues that have been pending for some time with a positive outcome. On a high note, that long-dreamed about vacation could come to pass this year — especially if there is some higher purpose in your journey — seeing elderly relatives, volunteering for some social or educational activity, or maybe just that once in a lifetime trek that you truly deserve.

All of these possibilities can become your reality this year. Find a way to enhance anything you’ve planned by looking ahead and finding those extras that may help to either get you to your goal, or might allow you to take a longer and more interesting journey. Along those lines, you may find that someone is willing to help you in your endeavors. A mentor, or friend who is interested in the same field might be a source of information that will help, or one who knows  a way to get you to the right place at the right time.

During this passage of Jupiter in Libra you may find a source of new spirituality — perhaps attending a new church or temple, or just by having that awe-inspiring moment in Nature that makes you realize that life is precious and worth living to the full. Or it may be that you find re-consecration for yourself in your present beliefs that open a whole new area of  interest wherein you find yourself doing meaningful work — mentoring or volunteering. Also, you may find that you are fascinated by philosophy and begin to study the elder’s works. Or you may find a New Age belief system that fits your spiritual and idealistic needs. Be prepared to be amazed and awed by your new view of life and love.

Jupiter in Libra will pique your interest in learning new things, will find you perusing libraries for information, or perhaps looking up your ancestors to find out just where they came from and how they managed to survive and thrive throughout the ages. The 9th House holds so many varied and stimulating areas that with the help of Jupiter in Libra you will be amply provided with the energy to find your bliss!

Jupiter in Libra in the 10th House — Here we have the pinnacle of our charts (the Mid-Heaven) where our careers are located, our social standing (popularity) is enhanced, and where we might find our dominant parent, also any government associations, our responsibility to our families, our companies, and our personal goals. Here we can find any honors or adulation we might receive for work well done, or for service to our country. Our ambition and motivation to get ahead resides herein. Opposite the 4th House of home, you may find that your zeal to get to the top of the corporate ladder is interfering with your duties to your family and home life. There will always be some conflict between these two Houses, the 4th being our foundations and early childhood memories — and the 10th House that holds our own personal ambitions and need for social standing. This antagonistic relationship can often be our undoing when trying to balance our responsibilities. However, with Jupiter in Libra in residence, there should be some happy way to find an amenable reality. Perhaps you will find a way to work from home more — or find some extra time for one-on-one time with children and/or spouse (so important).

Depending on your age, this could be a wonderful year for you to push your own agenda to reach your personal goals, get that promotion, upgrade your domicile, or find new ways of melding your work and home obligations. Jupiter in Libra is a wonderful chance for you to take measure of where you are and where you want to be — in 5, 10 or 20 years from today. Perhaps a 12-year plan might work as Jupiter will once again be in Libra coming full-circle in the year 2028! You may laugh, but timing is everything when looking ahead, and with Jupiter in Libra in the 10th House, you know that good things, happy times, and success can be yours. Working within the confines of the Planetary movements and transits is one way to prepare yourself for what is coming up in the future. Just knowing when the good-luck Planet will be in your 10th House is power and time for preparation!

In opposition to the 4th House, you may find yourself selling your childhood home, or resettling elderly parents into an assisted living arrangement. You also may realize that time is quickly slipping into the future and those goals you want to reach will have to be intentionally planned for, if you are going to realize them in a clearly defined amount of time. Now, with the help of Jupiter in Libra’s energy and ability to get everything into balance, this is the time for you to promote yourself and your ideas. Bring the gift of Jupiter’s largess to yourself and your loved ones by striving for the best and most satisfying lifestyle you can hope to find. Remember to include all those who have helped you succeed and you will receive your generosity back ten-fold. Make this is your year to shine — become the leader, innovator, mover and shaker of your field and reap your Jupiter in Libra rewards.

Jupiter in Libra in the 11th House — The Eleventh House holds our dearest and closest friends, (don’t be surprised when you realize many of them are in the same Zodiac sign). It also harbors our fondest hopes and wishes — not necessarily our goals, but those familial and acquaintance connections that bring us that feeling of belonging to a tribe, group, clan, society, or community in which we feel comfortable and at home. Also many of our social contacts will be found herein, social/country clubs, factions, families, cliques, workplaces, and any group to which we might feel we are a part. Traditions are important and a sense of togetherness, attachment and devotion will bring us to those whom with we have a karmic tie.

With Jupiter in Libra taking up residence here, we may find our social schedule will be filled with parties, organizational meetings, work-related conferences, family get-togethers, and gatherings of many kinds. With Jupiter in Libra, I’m sure you already sense that balancing your time will be of utmost importance. Indeed, Jupiter often brings too much of a good thing — but Libra sees the difficulty in organizing your personal, work, and companionable times. Try to find a way to attend as many functions as you can, but be aware of the consequences of missing an important family or friend’s event.

Also with Jupiter in Libra, you may be re-evaluating your acquaintances, friends and/or companions throughout this year, perhaps realizing that many of your many “friends” are hangers-on, or just not in the same space as you are now. Not that you should eliminate these folks from your life, but perhaps find a different way to interact with them on a more flexible schedule. You may also find some new acquaintances seem to be on your personal wave-length and you are clicking as if you were friends for years. Take your time in embracing these people until you have known them a little longer — sometime that first blush of meeting has a romantic or serendipitous start that won’t hold up over time. Still — opposite the 5th House of romance — this may be your year to meet the one!

If you are feeling a little sidelined by some old pals, try to reconnect now while Jupiter is smiling down upon you — it may have been that they got caught up in their own issues and didn’t want to burden you with what was going on. Allow them to vent, explain or clear up any misunderstandings and be open to forgiveness. Of course — friendship is a two-way street and if you have been doing all of the calling, it may be time to cut those strings. It’s a work in progress when we choose to allow people into our lives, there is an ebb and flow to our relationships — sometime there are those who appear just when we need them — never to be heard from again. And you, yourself may be that very same person to someone else.

Think of all the ways that Jupiter in Libra could influence your life for the better, and work toward those goals that you truly want to come to fruition. With the upcoming Holiday seasons, it is the perfect time for you to reconnect with those you love and who love you. Don’t let this unique time-span pass by without reviewing your connections — whether family, friends, acquaintances, or companions. Make this the year you find those who will always have your back, who love you unconditionally and who will be there for you forever.

Jupiter in Libra in the 12th House — Our 12th Zodiac House holds so many secrets — our past lives, our own fears, doubts and uncertainties — also our personal misgivings, our suspicions and our inner worries. It is called the House of Self-Undoing, because so often it is here that we hold on to old wounds, we cannot let go of our inner fears, and we self-deprecate. Here in the 12th House is that tiny whispering voice we hear that berates us with its constant barrage of anxiety and irrelevance . Time for that to be put to a stop! Now with Jupiter in Libra it is time to realize your self-worth — not with overtones of grandeur — but with a true account of just how good, smart, loyal, understanding, loving and caring you are! Stop listening to those naysayers, or critics or jealous cohorts  — and also stop berating yourself with those childhood issues, or words from that teacher who should have retired years earlier, or from any source that has allowed you to feel you were less than you are — indeed — sometimes it takes years to overcome some bullying experience, or nasty comments from an inferior human who just wanted to make themselves feel better, or a trauma that was not your fault.

Now is the time, with Jupiter in Libra to find your true balance in this lifetime, your true bliss, and your most evolved persona! Now may be the time for you to take a look back to see how far you have come in this lifetime. You are no longer that bullied child, the teacher’s whipping boy, or anyone’s punching-bag. Just the fact that you are a human-being gives you the right to feel proud, unique, individual, feeling, empathetic, and perhaps most of all respected and worthy of love.

Jupiter in Libra can free your mind and heart from all of the burdens you may have been carrying for years. There is a mystical light within you that needs to be seen — an inner beauty that will enrich all those who know you — and the knowledge that you are worthy, worthwhile, and a wonder to behold! Jupiter can bring a plethora of good feelings that will lift your heart and allow you to truly see yourself as the wonderful human being you are and have been. Libra opens our hearts to love, commitment and all of the beauty in this magnificent world we live in. Allow yourself to breathe in the heady ethereal vapors of life being lived to the full. Fill your heart and soul with the knowledge that you are as precious as any treasure on Earth — feel yourself filled with the enormous love that you so deserve. Opposite the 6th House, we may have to deal with an elderly parent or friend who needs extra care or should be in assisted living. Also, there may be a trip to a hospital to see someone who is ill or has had an unfortunate accident. Your usual helpful self will bring joy and comfort to those in need.

Often, our House divisions are not exact — i.e., they don’t go from zero degrees to thirty degrees, but rather flow into the next House — the 12th House will lead into the 1st House, and here lie your innate hopes and wishes — you might be able to feel the change when Jupiter in Libra moves into the 1st House, a subtle shift of priorities — and herein, you will be able to put forth your own dreams and desires for your future and the future of your loved ones. Use these transits of the Planets to your advantage, and let the Universe help you to be the best and most perfect YOU — that you can be! Release any old anger, fright, trauma or limitation you may feel — and find your new and renewed self! This could be the year that you find your true identity, your inborn spirit, and your soul-self — imagine how free and happy you will be when you shed those dark clouds from your life. Imagine Bliss!

July’s Astrological Activity

July starts off with a New Moon in the sign Cancer on the 4th — what a great way to celebrate our Independence Day! The sign Cancer has so much to do with Mother, home, family, motherland — that it seems appropriate that we can combine this New Moon with our holiday celebrations. We may feel a bit more emotional and patriotic as the parades pass by with all the Veterans of earlier wars, and those currently serving our Country who willingly put themselves in harms way. Our Nation would not be as secure or as free without the efforts and sacrifices of our brave Army, Navy, Marines and Air Force. I have a great respect for those who serve — Thank You!

Now to the ongoing astrological events taking place in the month of July — the New Moon in Cancer is at 12 degrees and crests on the 4th at 6:02 AM EST (add one hour for DST) — it rides along with Mercury the Planet of communication, transportation and literary/educational matters. Opposing mighty little Pluto it carries a lot of oomph! There may be a media blitz when a juicy news story is aired, and a fire storm of conflict ensues. I usually feel the New Moon brings  a positive new lunar cycle that is like a freshening breeze — but with celebratory crowds there can be opposition to someone’s point of view — so we must watch our words and not become inflamed because of  any over-the-top rhetoric that may be said. Maintain a rational outlook in order to avoid those who would incite any controversy about government, religion, or the economy! All major button-pushers for many folks — enjoy your time with family, friends and acquaintances with the knowledge that what isn’t said does not have to be apologized for or taken back! Hmm — perhaps some of our “leaders” could use a pep talk about this subject! Just sayin’! I have to reiterate that we all should watch our words and conversations for the next few weeks, as we may be misunderstood or misquoted. Hopefully those hearing an incorrect or disingenuous remark will consider the source and get the true information from whomever was the original speaker.

A nice Mercury in Cancer and Mars in Scorpio aspect on the 5th in mid-afternoon, will help us to talk to someone who seemed a bit daunting, but as conversation develops, we find many social and other interesting connections. The morning commute on the 7th may be a bit of a struggle as many drivers seem to feel that they are entitled to the entire roadway. Late on Saturday the 9th a nice Moon and Venus aspect meets with up with a Sun and Jupiter sextile early on the 10th, that can make us enjoy the company we are with and brings good fellowship. Lady Venus enters Leo early on the 12th, changing our motherly Venus in Cancer into a Leonine bombshell of beauty and brains. At breakfast time on the 16th the Sun and Uranus clash  perhaps bringing out someone’s frustration and angst. a good aspect between Mercury and Venus later in the day will have the power to smooth any ruffled feathers. The Sun trining Mars during the late evening brings conciliation and loving vibes.On the 20th a positive meeting between Venus in Leo and Saturn in Sagittarius will highlight stability, a loving connection and commitment to family. The Sun enters Leo on the 22nd allowing us to think more about having summertime fun in the sun, and doing those things that make us happy. The late afternoon of the 29th has us dealing with Mercury in a fit of pique with Mars — both in Fixed signs mean that no-one wants to give in to the other, watch out for road rage incidents. Venus meeting up with Jupiter allows us a lighter look at life’s inequities. Uranus is Stationary Direct and will start to begin forward motion — allow a few days to feel the more positive vibrations from this quirky Planet. Mercury enters Virgo on the 30th, giving us a more focused approach to any issue — and a more precise use of our language capabilities. This month ends with a late night Venus/Uranus trine — perhaps bringing someone new into our realm — you will want to express your own ideas, want autonomy, and will need to find your own idea of perfection.

The July Full Moon crests on the 19th at 27 degrees of Capricorn in a negative aspect toward Uranus at 24 degrees of Aries. If you have any Planets at these degrees it behooves you to be aware of sudden changes in plans, and to use equanimity when deciding in what direction to go. The House placement will have a lot to do with the area that may be affected. Check your chart for a clue as to what your particular irritation may be.

Mars is now moving direct in Scorpio, helping us to get back on track — any delays you’ve experienced or plans that just weren’t working out at a past time may get a new chance. It may be a bumpy road, but with determination and hard work, you will find a way to reach your goals. You may find you don’t have the backing that you expected, but give it time and those who failed to see the practicality of your dream may begin to “get it“!

Jupiter in Virgo is in good aspect to Pluto in Capricorn as is Mars, this mid-month  trio can and will assist us in relating to others, bring us opportunities, and will allow us to get a better picture of our goals. And although Saturn and Neptune are in a negative aspect to one another, practical Saturn in Sagittarius and imaginative Neptune in Pisces can work to help us make a pragmatic plan for our future dreams — indeed these two Planetary connections may bring some of our dreams into a realistic realm that will be able to be brought to fruition. Take some time to write down some of your ideas no matter how impractical they may seem, and try to bring in some of Saturn’s realistic common-sense into your plan. When imagination and proper planning are combined, magic can happen! Saturn is known to bring rewards for hard work and sticking to your highest ideals.

I’d have to say that the theme this month is to work hard and you will receive your rewards — but perhaps not immediately! Also — with the New England summertime in full blossom — we should try to be in touch with our nearest and dearest. Everyone should try to accept as many invitations to meet with family and friends as often as possible during this carefree time. Conversation is a two-way street, don’t let too much time pass before reconnecting with loved ones — even if it is only by phone or texting (sigh), it helps to keep the lines of communication open!

There seems to be a lightening of angst as the month comes to an end — allowing us to contemplate new adventures, new friends, and perhaps a new love interest. It may also be time to take up a new hobby, find a cause that touches your heart, or join a new group (book club, gym, animal rescue, art class, walking group, well — you get the idea). Look inward to find your bliss and move toward finding a way to bring it into your life. Hint — affirmations help — New Moon on the 4th!

Have a safe and happy Independence Day celebration!

 

 

New Moon Reminder — July 15th — Moon in Cancer

Today’s the day to get your pen and paper ready to write out your wishes with the energy of the New Moon in Cancer that crests at 8:25 PM EST (add one hour for DST). The best time to write out your affirmations, wishes and desires will be after the New Moon crests — and for the following several hours. Use today to prepare yourself to meditate and think about what changes would make a positive difference in your life and the lives of your loved ones. Anything and everything is on the table — be proactive in planning out just what you want to manifest into your life.

It’s a simple procedure — sit in a quiet place, close your eyes for a few moments to clear all negativity from your mind — and feel the vital surge of energy from your mind flowing down into your hand with that elusive essence of spiritual guidance. Let your mind listen to your heart and find those gifts of momentary insight that comes from a deep well of ancient knowledge.

Even if some thoughts don’t make a lot of sense right now, write out whatever ideas are passing through your mind. Don’t leave anything out of the realm of possibility — there are magical, spiritual, and transcendent elements at work while you are allowing yourself to become attuned to a higher reality.

Breathe in the optimistic opportunities of the New Moon power — allow yourself to believe that what we see and hear and touch here on Earth isn’t all that there is in the Universe. Open your heart and mind to the magnificent beauty and bounty that is available to all of us in our pathway throughout our lives. Be confident that there is a plan for you to evolve ever higher, to become your best self, and to enjoy all of the comforts and benefits available to our species here on Earth. There is magic in the ether and when your affirmations and wishes move within the harmony of the Universe, you will find your bliss.

 

Peace!

 

New Moon Reminder — September 24th, 2014

For those who aspire to write out their affirmations, wishes, desires and dreams with the celestial and magical energy of the New Moon in Libra — the 24th is the day! Since the New Moon crests so early in the morning, all day is auspicious for writing out any of your requests and affirmations. Libra ruled by Venus covers all things beautiful, loving and bonding — but always looks for balance in all circumstances. Physically Libra’s realm is the lower back, kidney area, the skin and the sense of touch! How important is it to have that ability to physically “feel” the touch of someone we love? Babies especially need that skin-to-skin contact to bond as a human being, as a sentient being, as a being with five senses. A soft caress, a loving pat, an arm around one’s shoulder in times of stress — we all need to connect to our loved ones by touching them and feeling the warmth emanating from their body. Their compassion, their empathy and their love is felt through a hands-on connection. Libra can enhance our ability to communicate through the sense of touch! Sometimes just holding someone’s hand will give them the confidence they need to move forward — the first day of school, the first loss of a pet, whether the moment is good or bad — touch is the method we use to allow our feelings to be communicated when words are simply not enough. How beautiful to be able to tell someone how you feel by merely touching them, holding them, or hugging them.

Of course, the sign Libra has much more to offer — the sign that rules marriage and partners, our physical beauty (which is in the eye of the beholder), our surroundings that show our own personality and elan. Always striving for balance — so important — we need balance to physically move about — but also to keep us on an even keel mentally and emotionally throughout our lives. We look to the sign Libra to bring us beauty and balance, bounty and love! Libra is a Cardinal sign so has a great deal of impact in order to get us started on new projects. Have a new redecorating or makeover in the works? Libra can help you get going with amazing results!

Use this moment in time to work towards your own agenda — any area can be tapped into — be clear and concise if there are specific requirements you desire — or make sweeping statements about life, liberty, the pursuit of happiness, and love! Your own words are the power that is needed to get the ball rolling — think carefully about what your needs and desires are right now at this time. Give yourself this gift from the Galaxy, and write out your wishes with the energy and magical essence of the New Moon in Libra — believe you can move mountains with your thoughts and be amazed at the outcome of your own innate power. We are so much more than the sum of our parts — we are sentient beings with abilities beyond our ken — believe in yourself and the gifts the Universe bestows upon you. Our thoughts have substance and significance when written down, and especially when we mentally emit them out into the ether. Our affirmations and wishes can take form and begin to manifest into actual changes here on Earth. Don’t lose faith in your own abilities — with the help of the stars you will begin to see your world changing for the better, and you and your loved ones will benefit from your sincere desire to make this a kinder world for them.

Use the wonder of your inner child to wrest the enchantment and truth from your soul/spirit to reform your life into the journey of love and beauty it was meant to be — be inspired by your most ardent desires, and the magic and wonder in the ether will help to manifest your dreams. Now go on out and hug someone — find your bliss!

Autumnal Equinox — September 22, 2014

As the Sun moves into the sign Libra on the 22nd at 9:29 PM EST, we celebrate our Autumnal Equinox. Equinox means equal, and our day is supposed to be an even 12 hours of daylight and night — however here in New England we don’t get to have as many daylight hours, as our Sun dips early into the western sky shortening our day. If you live closer to the Equator you have a better chance of this equality of day and night. Still this day is a kind of reckoning, a look back at the production of our farms during the verdant Summer months, reaping the harvest of fruits and vegetables we have grown. Reflecting on how we spent our Summer — on vacation, remaining at work, or a little of both. Missing those lazy days of Sun with the heat that sent us to the beaches, lakes and ponds to cool our bodies and refresh our psyches. We yearn for a few more days of Sun and sand, another round of fun, to enjoy our outdoor activities just a little while longer.

But the inevitable reality is that we are on the verge of change — our seasonal Autumn will bring days of long shadows, cooler mornings and nights, riotous foliage of orange, gold, red and russet — punctuating the bluest of blue skies. The air filled with the new scents of fall, earthy, pungent and ripe with the tang of burning leaves that have carefully been raked off lawns. Sounds seem to be more acute in the frosty air — ducks and geese are flying overhead in vee-shaped patterns heading for warmer climes, honking and quacking to keep in touch with each other. Other birds are leaving too — grackles, robins, starlings, and the tiny hummingbirds will all be heading south. However we have found that our Carolina Wrens will stay with us all through the snowy winter, as do the Cardinals, Chickadees, Titmice, Goldfinch, Sparrows and Woodpeckers, keeping our back yard active and alive with life throughout the cold snowy months. Change — welcomed by some, disturbing to others — but inescapable for us all. Better to embrace what is coming, bow to the foreseeable future and prepare for the new challenges, the new obligations, the exciting adventures to come.

The Equinox have been celebrated for centuries throughout the world — depending on the area, there are harvest festivals or spring rituals, thanking the Gods for their bounty or praying for a better time to follow. The Pagans celebrate Magog in ceremony and invocation — but we all have our ways of commemorating this time of change. Farmer’s markets spring up offering their produce, there are festivals to celebrate the Moon, in every case there is the expectation of what is to come and perhaps a little anxiety about whether we will be up to the tasks at hand. Still the seasons come and go and we endure whatever befalls us with aplomb and grace.

The Equinox is the entryway into our holiday season — the children are back to school, but looking forward to the joyous celebrations to come — we are back on our workaday schedules and begin planning our busy shopping, cooking and gifting days ahead. The Equinox is the time of long shadows as the Sun slants further and further in the sky — the Earth looks and feels different now — we feel the chill in the air in the early morning hours. Refreshing, clean and clear, it’s apple picking time and we know that soon the wafting aroma of hot-baked apple pie will fill our senses. We recall the past and realize we have been here before — we have succeeded in traversing these changing times, and we will once again. Whatever comes we will face the issues with our usual “can-do” mentality. We will not only manage to endure — we will thrive!

A HEADS-UP for all those who find a Retrograde Mercury a bit of a struggle, the Planet will be in Retrograde mode from October 4th until October 25th 2014, in the signs Libra and Scorpio — make sure that any plans are made before this period, and if traveling, allow extra time for any glitches along the way. Also make sure communication areas are up and running smoothly, and your car has been checked for any issues. It is never a good time to sign contracts or buy new items — if something of this nature is unavoidable — double and triple check any legal or important items thoroughly to avoid upsetting surprises. Forewarned is as always forearmed!

Enjoy this Autumnal Equinox with Elan and grace — breathe in the freshening breezes of change and go forth with a sense of adventure, wonder, and curiosity. Allow yourself to be open to all new experiences and happenings — your bliss may be right around the corner — don’t miss out on what might prove to be the opportunity of a lifetime! There will be magic in the air and wonders to behold — Believe!