New Moon in Leo — July 23rd 2017

There is so much going on in the Heavens during this weekend, from Mars entering Leo on the 20th, the Sun entering Leo on the 22nd and the New Moon cresting in Leo on the 23rd — we may find this time -span an exciting and busy one. Our New Moon in Leo crests on the 23rd, at 4:46 AM EST (add one hour for DST).

For those lucky individuals, whose birthdays coincide or are near to the New Moon, they will be starting a new lunar cycle, enhancing their instincts, emotions and empathy towards others. They may also find that they are more spiritually aware and seeking answers about their own pathway during this lifetime and they are curious about the ancient mysteries of our being and existence.

The New Moon in Leo is especially warm and generous — there isn’t anything a Leo wouldn’t do for their loved ones — loving profoundly and totally engaged in living life to the full, our Leo brethren are a joy to behold. Perhaps a little over-the-top when lavishing gifts upon their loved ones, they often feel they aren’t doing enough for their nearest and dearest. Of course, they may expect the same in return, but always appreciate anything thoughtful done for them in any way. Our Leos are bigger than life, have a zest for living that makes every experience seem awesome, still — they understand the fragility of this lifetime. If there is a Leo in your life, you are blessed with an adoring and protective family member or friend. Always having your back, once befriended you are theirs for life!

Curious and inquiring, our Leos want to know about people, their lives, and their feelings — tapping into Neptune in Pisces can help us understand our differences, and how we can better find common ground in order to get along in this fractious world. Find where Pisces lives in your chart and the House position will give you a hint about how you can go about fine-tuning your acceptance and approval of all human beings. Venus in Gemini is giving us an upbeat and frivolous look at ourselves this month, perhaps we will lighten up on our more negative ideas about what and who people may be, and concentrate on the diversity and yet amazing similarities we share as humans. We all want to live our lives in peace, be able to raise our offspring without fear, have a safe place to live throughout our lives, and be able to find acceptance for ourselves, our beliefs, and our lifestyles within our communities, neighborhoods, and indeed OUR world! A little compassion, acceptance, understanding and consideration goes a long way in assuring that we live in a world that offers peace and harmony for all.

I am always excited by the Leo New Moon — following the Cancer Moon (all about family), and followed by the Virgo Moon (very staid and proper) — our Leo New Moon (think royalty, extravagant, overgenerous) gives us the chance to thing BIG — it allows us to color outside of the box, and helps us find our most whimsical and fantastic ideas of what we really want. Let your imaginations soar, write down a few of your most idealistic, ridiculous, and outrageous ideas — Leo brings good things and you may find a magical surprise!

Our Leo New Moon on the 23rd, crests at 4:46 AM EST (add one hour for DST) — so all day will be auspicious for you to write out your affirmations, dreams, wishes and desires. Creative, intense, enthusiastic, and a true romantic — our Leo New Moon can and will help you to get your truths into the ether, where they can manifest in your own reality! Try to be inspired, innovative and imaginative when writing out your list — there is nothing to lose by letting the Universe know your desires. Magic can and will happen when you have faith and believe in your ability to help yourself. You are the arbiter of your life — give yourself this chance to change things for the better. Only you know your truest dreams — only you can put out your deepest affirmations into the Cosmos — believe that you deserve to be happy, to be content, and to be at one with your spirit, soul and the Divine mystery that is life!






September’s Planetary Activity — Full Moon in Pisces – September 8, 2014

I am here at my desk, shaking my head and thinking “Where did the summer go?” Our few truly sunny and warm months have seemingly flown into the future and now fall beckons. Although we are experiencing a late waft of hot and steamy weather — the pool looks refreshing amid the falling leaves and acorns dropping like stones upon the unwary. Still there is an edge to the breeze, a slight hint of the coolness to come. The air smells different too — earthier, filled with the scent of the autumn flowers — the allergy-triggering ragweed pollen can be seen floating on the wind, and the summer blooms are fading, allowing the russet colors of asters and mums to take over the vivid and riotous display of petunias, impatiens, and begonias. The change of season often brings a feeling of loss, of sadness and displacement. However we soon begin to be refreshed by the burgeoning new colors of the autumn displays, the smell of burning leaves that have been carefully raked off of yellowing lawns. Our bodies respond to the chill in the night air, the early darkness of the sun lowering in the west as it dips precipitously and quickly behind the horizon. New chores await — warmer clothing must be brought out of storage, and those light and wispy cotton frocks are put away! The autumn is on its way — soon followed by the cold New England winter — we who live here choose to enjoy these passages of time — we embrace each nuance of each season. The Equinox will come — and our energy will be restored with the crisp air of autumn and with an infusion of hope for the future!

September may prove to be a very active month — it’s Full Moon cresting on the 8th at 16 degrees of Pisces at 8:38 PM EST (add one hour for DST). With Mars, Saturn and Neptune also in Water signs they will be in opposition or square to the Sun and Venus while they are transiting Virgo. This may bring up emotional issues for both men and women as the Full Moon approaches and crests! Opposite the Virgo Sun we are made aware that our feelings aren’t always appreciated by all we encounter. A lovely trine aspect between the Moon in Pisces and Saturn in Scorpio after the Full Moon crests may help to restore some semblance of balance — still we always must remember to keep our wits about us during the Full Moon time span and to deter any anger or upset that occurs with alacrity. Watch out for distracted drivers (which seem so prevalent now with cell phones and texting being done while at the drivers wheel) — let’s all try to get to our destinations safely by driving defensively! It is all too easy to allow our minds to drift off and become unaware of the activity surrounding us — driving is not the time to chat, text, or do anything other than drive purposefully.

As Venus enters Virgo on the 5th it will bring a more down-to-earth pragmatism to our relationships — we will begin to see our loved one in a more practical light. Also with Mercury’s transit of Libra most of this month we will be able to monitor our words in a balanced and even manner — we must tap into these aspects willingly to further our relationships with honesty and openness. The Planet Pluto will turn Direct on the 22nd and remain so until April of 2015, allowing the more positive vibrations of this Planet to assist us with our plans. While it has been Retrograde, we were more likely to seek inner sources of knowledge, now with its forward movement we can move outwardly with what we have learned and project our new-found knowledge into our plans and ideas for the future. Pluto in Capricorn is above all more aware of our shortcomings and will help us move ahead in a measured way. Bring your deepest dreams into the light, ponder your next moves carefully, and find those who will be able to help you bring them to fruition.

The New Moon will crest on the 24th, at 1:14 AM EST at 1 degree of Libra bringing some balance back into the picture — however earlier in the month there are some frustrating aspects between Mercury and Uranus that may trigger some upsets. We may have to keep our thoughts to ourselves and not talk about our personal business. If you need some financial advice, seek out a professional to discuss your future holdings. You may feel that you are experiencing a heightened and clearer sense of where you want to go or where your personal journey is leading you. Be aware of your insights and see if you can’t incorporate your new ideas into your current lifestyle. Mars and Venus aspects to Neptune can be confusing and bring some over-the-top ideas that you will have to allow time and common sense to help clear up.

Jupiter will be in positive aspect almost all month long with Uranus — especially at the end of the month, so we will have energy and a fiery enthusiasm for all of our plans. Just be aware that although this kind of aspect can bring unexpected moments of good luck, they are often fleeting and we have to be open to take advantage of whatever good will is coming our way. Keep a positive outlook, and draw those folks to you who have your best interests at heart. Forgive the naysayers who try to bring you down, and don’t allow them space in your realm. Believe in your abilities to forge your own future with the strength of your love, honesty and true grit. Allow yourself to “see” your future unfold with all positive outcomes. Thoughts have power, validity and strength — feel the power in you and work with your innate intelligence and vivacity. You can be the hero in your own saga — believe in you!

As the Sun enters Libra on the 22nd, we become aware of how good life can be — how abundant is our Earth. How beautiful our lives can be with our ability to enjoy the bounty that is so freely given — the incredible miracles that happen every day bringing us joy! An ample harvest, a plethora of the finest produce, clean and clear runnels of water coursing throughout the land, a new born babe bringing happiness and delight, renewing our commitment to our humanity and our species. We are blessed with the wonders of our realm every day. Immerse yourself into the rhythm of the Earth, of the Galaxy and of the Universal harmony to truly live each moment to the full.

Allow this month of seasonal change to refresh your body, your mind and your spirit with the ultimate enjoyment of what it means to be human — feel your humanity and embrace every fiber of your being. You are the wonder of the Universe — Be!

Full Moon in Aquarius — August 10, 2014

Our Aquarius Full Moon this month is at 18 degrees of the sign and crests at 1:09 PM EST (add one hour for DST). This opposition is always a mighty one as the Sun in Leo is not prone to any naysayers. The Leo Sun is bolstered by Mercury, Jupiter, and on the 12th Venus riding along in the sky in the sign Leo. Our Aquarius Moon will try to stir up some controversy — but if we are aware of these tactics, we can avoid embroiling ourselves in the fray. Aquarius loves the unique, quirky, outside-the-box activities that arouse high emotions and bring a breath of fresh air into the realm. However, this isn’t for everyone! We all enjoy that frisson of energy that makes us take notice that something special is in the air — but not all of us want to face changes in our lives. There are those who actually try to avoid any change or new direction at all costs.

Aquarius is a fixed-air sign — but somehow seems to have a duality that borders on the mutable signs ability to switch course at a moments notice — although — anything learned at a young age — work ethics, truth telling, caring, being loyal — all will be entrenched in their persona. So although not as flexible as the mutable signs, we do have a stimulating character that is willing to take a chance on their own intelligence, learned lessons, and wisdom from within. They have a natural instinct about what is right for themselves — and are not willing to compromise a whole lot. Loyal, caring, dutiful, hard-working and loving, our Aquarian friends, family or acquaintances bring a unpredictable and perhaps unusual outlook for us to ponder. They bring a joyous love of life, a sense of adventure, and a need to accept the curious or eccentric. They are as awesome as they think they are — perhaps bringing some of their opposite sign Leo’s ego along for their ride here on Planet Earth.

This Full Moon period will enhance our need for expressing ourselves and creating our own unique realm — we will want to employ all of our abilities into making our life more exciting and rewarding. Offering our help to others in need or volunteering for some charitable campaign will appeal to us now. Use this time frame in a positive manner and you will find a satisfying fulfillment. Also allowing your creative juices to flow — bringing out your innate artistry and skills will find a fertile field that will nourish your creativity.

On the down side of our Aquarian Full Moon — there could be some previous unseen prejudices that come to light — creating a rift between friends and partners. Take the time to monitor your words and only then, if you can speak calmly and without hurting someone’s feelings say your piece. But be aware your ideas may not be popular among your peers. The unexpected can always occur during a Full Moon period, so our usual caveats are in place, drive defensively, avoid conflict or those who seem to be looking for trouble, and stay away from places that cater to volatile or over-the-top behavior.

Learn to savor the various transits throughout the month — find your own rhythm within the Universal harmony and flow of life here on Earth. As you ascend to a new understanding of your own need for balance, attention, approval and love, remember to give forth the same empathy that you yourself expect. Become one with the ethereal synchrony of the Planets and you will find your own place in the karmic scheme of things.

Allow yourself the ability of being present every moment of your day — inhale the precious essence of your own life! To live long is an exquisite gift — to live well is a joy of priceless measure! Peace!