Monday, November 12, 2018

Astrology This Week

This Week

We are in the Crescent Phase of the moon, which hangs in the sky like a golden welcoming hand.  We learn information during Crescent phases of the 29-day cycle on this particular 3.5 day period is informing us about our place in the world.  Mars enters Pisces.  Mars is a fast moving planet but given 2018's retrograde it has been awhile since Mars was in Pisces (Dec 2016-Jan 2017).  Our sensitivity to others will uptick.  Our drive for humanitarian issues we get our energy.   Creativity, religion and woo-woo will also get our attention.  Oh, and yeah, the crazies will be a bit louder and noisier.  Okie dokey.  

Focus on: What information are you learning that speaks to your executive abilities?  What information are you learning that suggests your inner CEO needs to come out more?  What information are you learning that speaks to you building something with more structure?  

Special Focus
11/15: Mars enters Pisces 

We move into First Quarter Moon where we will be pushed into actions that join us with our friends and groups of like minded for 3.5 days.   During this phase two planets make a change in direction, Venus turns direct and Mercury turns retrograde.   Lessons learned from Venus’s retrograde for the last six weeks that speak to your values will now begin to roll out just in time for our brain to slow down.   It is as if the Universe gave us a new powerful car through Venus but before we get to turn it on—we have to get a  3 week driving lesson.      Big week.   

First Quarter Moon 
November 15
9:54am EST 

Focus on:  What actions are you taking that support groups of people? What actions are you taking that help lead others to their own empowerment?   What actions are you taking that help transform groups of like-minded people? 

Special focus
11/16: Venus station direct 25 Libra (see separate post) 
11/16: Mercury stations retrograde 13 Sag 29 (see separate post) 

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Jupiter In Sagittarius

Jupiter in Sagittarius
November 8 2018 7:38am – December 2 2019

Bountiful Jupiter moves into Sagittarius the day after the launch of Scorpio New Moon.  When he leaves mysterious dark Scorpio for life-of-the-party Sag we will notice it right away since Jupiter is the biggest planet of the zodiac and has one huge gravitational pull.   It may feel like there is abundance and goodwill in the air, perhaps as if it is Christmas in November.   This is due in part because Sagittarius is Jupiter’s home sign.  “Hey, Everyone I’m back! Let’s get this party started!”  

The last time Jupiter was in Sag was between November 2006 and Dec 2007.   You may want to consider what was going on for you then and see if you revisit some of those experiences this cycle.   Think of it like you took a class in 2006-07 and now you are going in for part two of that class.   Jupiter is the planet of education and philosophy and the word ‘jovial’ comes from Jupiter’s first roman name Jove.  There is some fun in learning and opening up to new experiences and learning about others.    Travel can be a highlight during this period. Jupiter loves to do things big! So you probably were ‘big’ about something 12 years ago during the last cycle and you may revisit it again this year. 

For those of us who were paying attention, we know that the real estate market and easy money and other markets got overheated during Jupiter’s Sag run in 06-07 and everything came crashing down in 2008 when Jupiter was in sensible Capricorn.   Let this be a warning to all of us as Jupiter returns to the party we may or may not want to be as indulgent as we were in the past.   We will talk more about Jupiter as it transits through Sag and makes aspects with other planets including a square with Neptune in January, June and September.     This could bring out some buyers’ remorse on some issues.   One does not want to be too exuberant with this aspect.  Managing our ‘joy’ is probably the sanest move.  But at the end of the day Jupiter in Sag square Neptune in Pisces is a test of faith aspect.   Watch for zealots!    

Monday, November 5, 2018

Scorpio New Moon. November 7.

Scorpio New Moon
November 7

On Wednesday we will launch Scorpio New Moon.   And believe it or not it is a really nice moon.  Something we don't always say about new moons of late.  Here is the article.

Sunday, November 4, 2018

Uranus In Aries

Uranus in Aries Dates
May 27, 2010 – August 13, 2010 
March 11, 2011 – May 16, 2018
November 6, 2018 – March 7, 2019

Uranus the planet of change, revolution, chaos, creativity, provocateur, brilliance, lightening and electricity will return to Aries for his final five month run before he heads into Taurus and says goodbye to Aries for 80 years.  

Just to go over these last eight years of Uranus.  Uranus dipped into Aries in 2010, right when we were wrapping up the cardinal climax.  We had a number of earthquakes by the way.   Uranus retrograded back into Pisces.   Then after turning direct in December, Uranus showed us what he was about when a man set himself on fire in Tunisia and launched the revolutions in Northern Africa that would be coined “Arab Spring”.  

As we all know the forces in power did not care to be dislodged and they pushed back on their citizens creating a mass exodus of refugees who headed for Europe.   Seven years later we end up with Europeans taking issue with their new arrivals.  Nationalism spikes across Europe and the UK ends up with Brexit.  In the United States we end up with the party of “Make America Great Again.”  

In 2018, we begin a change again when Uranus moved into Taurus in May.  It only got a couple degrees into Taurus before it turned retrograde during the summer and now it will move back into Aries for a final five months on ----drumroll---- November 6th,  the day of the USA midterm elections.  Uranus will move back into warrior Aries at 1:58pm EST on election day.   I would imagine how the day starts will not be how it finishes.   Taurus is much more quiet than Aries so something louder will be found at the end of the day.   We will see if inner Aries warriors are launched one more time.   

Uranus will remain in Aries until March 9, 2019 where it enters Taurus and stays until July 25, 2025.   Expect financial institutions to get shaken not stirred during these years.   It is worth noting that last week the stock market dropped and all the earnings for 2018 were erased in one day.  Including the Nasdaq which is the tech exchange. Uranus of course rules technology.  This could be a calling card to what is coming in 2019 when Uranus turns direct on January 6.  Remember Uranus turned direct in 2010 and the man set himself on fire, what will see in 2019 when it turns direct and heads for Taurus. Taurus rules land value and that could get rattled and yes, throw in a few earthquakes.  Those of us with small household nuts will take the least hits. If your gut is telling you your outgoing is way too vulnerable to your incoming—consider downsizing.  The Aries energy speaks to survival.   During these final months of Uranus in Aries we may have knee jerk responses that at first could be over reactions and based on ‘thin skiness’ OR the energy is based on something deeper and it speaks to our survival on any subject matter—love, economy, housing, health—you fill in the blank.  Just take a minute when you have an impulsive reaction and ask is there more to it?   If not, move on.  If yes, consider if this is a sign you need to make a change for your survival.  Just know while Uranus is in Aries you may have the exact amount of energy to get the job done of making real changes.    

Monday, October 29, 2018

This Week the final 10 days of the Libra Lunar Cycle.....lots going on

This Week in Astrology

The week starts off in Disseminating lunar phase.     We are sharing our ability vacillate and process dual energies.  Where do we find grey when we poke around in black and white?  Also….

Focus on:  How are you sharing lightness?  How are you sharing your fun?  How are you sharing your dexterity?  How are you sharing your fickleness?  Who is telling a lie?  

Special Focus
10/29: Mercury conjunct Jupiter.  Big conversations.  Big opinions.  Watch the Big Black & White statements.  Thinking that is grand about what to let go of so something new can be born. 
10/30: Mercury enters Sag  

On Halloween we move into the last quarter of the Libra lunar cycle.  We get brave. We get out there.  We stand strong for 3.5 days.  
Also on 10/31 Venus returns to Libra as it continues its retrograde cycle.    Remember we are in an acute six week period where our values are up for assessment.  On either side of the six weeks we are processing everything so it really is about a 3 month period as we consider:    What and who do we value?  What and who do we not value?  Who values us?   Who does not?   Everything around values is up us in a big way.   Now as Venus returns to Libra we seek balance having processed some cut and dried feelings that started October 10th.  

Note these dates:
September 2:  Venus enters shadow 25 Libra 14
September 10 Venus enters Scorpio 
October 5: Venus station retrograde 10 Scorpio 10
October 31: Venus returns to Libra 
November 16:  Venus station direct 25 Libra 14 
Dec 3: Venus returns to Scorpio 
Dec 7: Venus exits shadow 10 Scorpio 10 

Last Quarter Moon Phase
October 31 2018 
12:40 am   EDT

Last Quarter moon:  Now we do the final adjustments to the seeds we planted on new. The final call, the final letters to send, we follow all the trails that came up that still make sense. And we let the other parts lay fallow. It is a time of action but wise action.  It is a time for living  “The serenity prayer” 

God, grant me the Serenity
to accept the things
I cannot change Courage to change the
things I can, and the
Wisdom to know the difference.

Focus on:
What actions are you taking that speak to your bravery?  What actions are you taking that are daring and creative?  What actions are you taking that speak to your willingness to be bold? 

Special Focus:
Special focus 
10/31:  Venus returns to Libra.  Our values speak of where we find balance and what we deem as fair. 

And then on November 3 we move into release …..

Balsamic Moon Phase

November 3, 2018 
11:15pm  EDT 

Focus on How are you releasing your anxiety? How are your releasing your focus on trees and not forest?  How are you releasing your schedule?  How are you releasing your criticalness?  How are you releasing your insecurity? 

Special Focus:
11/5: Sun trine Neptune.  Faith and spirituality go hand in hand with inner purpose and drive. 
11/6: Uranus returns to Aries (see separate post) 

November 7, 2018   11:01am EDT  New 15 Scorpio 11    

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Taurus Full Moon - Watch What Comes UP.

Taurus Full Moon
October 24, 2018
1 Taurus 14
12:43 PM EDT 

Ladies and Gentlemen, I present to you Taurus Full Moon.   Look at her in all her glory but note---this year she is not your typical Taurus Full Moon--- not by a long shot. 

The Sun in Scorpio and Moon in Taurus are a teeter-totter (like all full moons) where we process and synthesize opposing energies.      Taurus likes everything to remain the same.  No changes anywhere.   Taurus says, “My comfort resides in everything remaining the same.”   This is where Taurus finds its power—in patterns and reliability.   Sure. 

Scorpio knows that there can be nothing of importance if there is not first death and rebirth. Something must die so something good can come.  This transformation is how Scorpio gets its power.  So you can see right away that Scorpio and Taurus feel at cross-purposes. However where they are the same is in their stubbornness, which is strong in both signs.  And that stubbornness masks their lack of faith.   When Taurus refuses to let go and when Scorpio refuses to let something die it is because both do not trust.

Well guess what?  Uranus is on top of the moon and opposing the sun in the Full Moon chart and he is going to mess up the energy as best as he can because that’s what Uranus does—earthquakes, lightening strikes, brilliance and chaos are his tools.   Prepare for some shaken up energy both personally and in the news (for those who know their charts look to the houses of the full  moon for more information).  

And while that is going on we also have the lunar nodes in Leo and Aquarius on the chart of the full moon.    Where are we brave?  This is what Leo wants to know.   Where are we hiding in the crowds?  That is what Aquarius wants to know.   

And adding a little more spice to this full moon is the fact that the Sun is on top of Venus the planet of values.   And of course Venus is opposing the moon in Taurus (which is ruled by Venus).   This is a big influence.    I know most people associate Venus with love and that is correct but not in the way you think.  Venus speaks to values; love and money, possessions and beauty are all Taurus and all offshoots of Value.   Examples:     I value the look of long black pants—I think they are beautiful.   I value Peter’s sense of humor, his hard work nature and his trustworthiness therefore I love Peter.   I value a small house with access to community therefore I will buy that small house near town square. This is Venus.    

For three days during the full moon we will be pondering our values.   Things will pop up out of the blue (Uranus) that will have to either be dealt with our will have us go, ‘hmm’.  Things that we have taken for granted may seem valuable.  Things we have valued in the past may now seem obsolete.  

We may feel unsettled and even if everything looks the same we just can’ t shake the feeling that something is ‘different’.     Finances could certainly feel different.   Properties may also seem like they don’t fit.   You may have a fleeting feeling of “Hmm I wonder if I should sell our house?”   “I wonder if we should move?   “I wonder if I should sell some valuables”  -- And this is not out of fear but more out of the practicality of understanding what you value and your own value as of --now.    Change is in the air. 

In two weeks Uranus is going to leave Taurus and return to Aries for its final four months after seven years in the fiery independent sign.    Then on March 9 it will return to Taurus where it will be until 2025.   What a wonderful gift the Universe has given us with this Full Moon in Taurus conjunct Uranus so close to Uranus last round in Aries.  This full moon could feel like a knock on the head at times but it could be exactly what we need so that we can use the period between November and March to get action oriented and be strong, brave and fiery to accomplish what we need so that by March when Uranus makes its final move into Taurus we’ll be ready for those inevitable changes.  And there will be changes big time I mean ask yourself why is Netflix using junk bonds to stay afloat?  Lots of those stories will not enjoy Uranus in Taurus.  Anyway, use this full moon to complete advantage and watch what comes up.  Your feelings will be guiding you where you need to make concrete (Taurus) changes for a new you (Scorpio) that connects to your real values (Venus) and accesses your creativity and bravery (Leo) while you serve you and your community (Aquarius). 

This phase will last from 
October 24, 2018 12:43pm EDT until October 28 1:51am EDT 

Sunday, October 21, 2018

This Week Astrology

This Week In Astrology 

We start off the week in Gibbous lunar phase. 

Focus on: 

How are you refining your faith?  How are you refining your spirituality?  How are you refining your humanitarianism?  

Special focus: 
10/23: Sun enters Scorpio
10/23: Sun oppose Uranus.  Financial upset.  Resources feel disrupted.   Power feels impractical.  

Full Moon Phase
Full Moon 
October 24 2018
12:45 pm EDT

1 Taurus 13

see separate post soon.  

Special focus 
10/26  Sun conjunct Venus.  Finding solutions through rebirth.  Finding inspiration by cutting out the old and letting the new be born.