Monday, November 11, 2019

Taurus Full Moon: Nov 12, 2019

Taurus Full Moon
November 12, 2019
19 Taurus 52
5:34pm PST

Taurus Full Moon is a wonderful opportunity to get practical. Taurus is not about ‘theory’ it is about concrete.    If there is some airy -fairy issue that is difficult to wrap your head around, this three- day full moon phase could provide some pragmatic solutions.   You may be drawn to deal with a project that you have stalled because you weren’t ready to dig in and take care of it.  Now with this Taurus moon we access the desire to ‘dig in’.   Taurus gives us the gift of seeing the value of building something bit by bit.  Taurus is not a multi-tasker energy.  It’s more about putting your head down and do the task.  Of course, there could also be a stubbornness that also has to be addressed.   Are we stuck?  Do we think there is only one answer?   Mercury oppose Moon (conjunct Sun) brings a bit of ‘lighter’ approach.  Mentally we are a bit more agile IF it means we go deep or uncover something that has been stalling us.  Since Mercury is retrograde, the shift of thinking and approach could come from some place hidden that will perhaps have more meaning when Mercury turns direct (after 11/20).  A solid opportunity comes with this full moon due to Saturn & Pluto trining Moon which helps us process issues around money, possessions and properties along with investments.    Some  of us will cut losses but not from a grumpy “eff it” approach but more from an understanding  that it is time.    Things that seem no longer sensible and practical are easier to ditch.   

Enjoy the full moon and take off your shoes and feel the ground!  Taurus wants to get grounded. 

Sunday, November 3, 2019

Astrology This Week

We are all certainly feeling Mars square Pluto that is exact on the 5th.  Watch the 'tit for tat'.    Watch power and greed fight versus fair& balance.   Watch non committal versus laser power focus.   People with pronounced Libra and Capricorn will feel it a bit more intense than others, although Aries and Cancer come in a close second. 
It will be hard to hold one's tongue --especially with Mercury retrograde.  During the middle of the week we have a nice gift Sun trine Neptune which helps us find our faith and spirit and soothe some of the wounds from the 5th.  

First Quarter Moon 
November 4, 2019
2:22am PST 

Focus on:  What actions can you take on your goals that need support through your circle of friends?  What actions are you taking that speak to the like minded groups?   What are you learning about vulnerability with friends? 

Special Focus:
11/5: Mars Square Pluto. Explosive power. Warring over power.  Warring over what is ‘fair vs not fair’.  

Gibbous Moon
November 8, 2019
5:29am PST   

Focus on:  How are you refining your self purpose?  How are you refining YOU?  How are you refining personal will power?  How are you refining your ability to be a leader?   

Special focus
11/8 Sun Trine Neptune . Deep profound sense of faith and spirit. The great unknown is experienced if for a brief moment.  
11/11: Sun conjunct Mercury.  Reviewing empowerment.   Where does it come from?  How can it be obtained. 

Sunday, October 27, 2019

Scorpio New Moon: October 27

Electric Bolt New Moon on a fridge

Scorpio New Moon 
4 Scorpio 25 
October 27
8:38pm PDT 

I know I am feeling this new moon which lands in a few hours.  I posted the full piece HERE.   
It is going to be a month of thrills, spills and shocks.  The one good thing--is we are all in it together and we all will be accessing our vulnerability and our power.   

Friday, October 25, 2019

Mercury Retrograde on October 31 -- Boo!

Mercury Retrograde 
October 31, 8:41am PDT 
27 Scorpio 38

Mercury Direct 
November 20, 11:11am PST 
11 Scorpio 35

How perfect that this Mercury retrograde arrives on Halloween because it is a bit of a Boo!  

Mercury retrogrades can be a fumble bumble time even in the relaxed signs.  But Mercury retrograde in Scorpio is as intense as one can imagine.    Our thinking can be dark, we can feel very far away from our goals.   It is a black and white energy where we find our language is “Everyone, no one, all, none, up, down, in and out”  It is an extreme language.   Like an insect who uses his feelers to find his bearings.  We use our extreme language to find our way--- what would normally be, “I’m tired” is now; “I’m exhausted.”   We hear others speak in extreme as well.   What does it mean to be exhausted instead of just tired?   Why are we so drained?   Are we doing something that we have outgrown but need our feelings to show us?   Are we ‘dead broke’ rather than ‘money is tight’?  Will this motivate us in a new way about our finances?   Are we furious instead of angry?  Is our rage a motivator?   Watch your thinking and communication.  What are your words telling you about what is going on inside you on a deep level?    Where are you feeling, ‘do or die’?   How does this inform you about what is important to you?   Our brains are finding our power.  

Scorpio rules loans, taxes, inheritance, legal matters, law & order, blood, sex, death and rebirth.   Again, not particularly light topics.  It also rules plumbing.   The analogy of a rusty pipe bursting in a wall is perfect Mercury retrograde in Scorpio. What yucky stuff was going on in that pipe for many years?  
With three weeks of Mercury retrograde we will be aware of rusty thinking that needs to be replaced.  

The last time we had a Mercury retrograde take place completely in the sign Scorpio was fall of 2013.   What hurdles appeared during that time?  Is there a connection to now?    

Of course, there will be technical snafus.    Of course, we will be down to one last nerve and someone will be standing on it.    Watch the snaps.  

It is important to remember that Scorpio is a water sign and therefore water must flow.   Our emotions may get our attention and they may be extreme but they can also shift easily if we let them flow.   There is power in the feeling and the releasing.    Three weeks of strong emotions going through us and shifting our thinking  will result in a freshness after Mercury is direct and flying straight.  The process is the birth.    That new energy and thinking will be empowering and well worth whatever struggles come up between now and then.   Remember to breathe and the statement, “This too shall pass.” 

Saturday, October 12, 2019

This Week: Astrology

The week begins with Aries Full Moon.   Not an exact day in the country but at the same time not a hideous 3 day cycle.  See post below. 

On Monday we will feel the pressure of Pluto.  Look to the news for worldly events that are that area between a rock and a hard place.  Internally we all are digging in and claiming or reclaiming our own personal power.   We may face a dragon or two.  But use the full moon to harness  strength.    Faith steps in and soothes our minds on the 15th.  

We move into Disseminating on the 17th which will bring siblings, neighbors and communication styles into focus.   Followed by third quarter moon next weekend and its focus on family.   On the 21st Venus and Neptune bring out our gentle and faithful nature with accent on kindness.  Then the sun moves into Scorpio on the 23rd.  

Special focus 
10/14: Sun square Pluto.    Resistance to transformation and desire to just ‘phone it in’.  Is that working?   Or are the transformations so deep that they need support?  Or a lighter touch?  

10/15:  Mercury trine Neptune. Faith and spirit step it up and talk to the mind.  Communication in synch with faith.

October 17, 2019 
12:51 PDT   

Focus on:  How are you sharing your understanding of the importance of neighborhoods?  How are you sharing your siblings?  How are you sharing the power of balanced communication? 

Last Quarter Moon Phase
October 21, 2019 

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:
How is balance found through your family?  How do you define family?   Where is kindness in and around family?  

Special Focus:
10/21 Venus Trine Neptune.  Love and spirit join.  Perhaps a gift from God appears.  
10/23:  Sun enters Scorpio 

Aries Full Moon: October 13

Aries Full Moon 
October 13, 2019
2:07 pm PDT 
20 Aries 13 

The Aries full moon is an opportunity for us to connect back to self and reflect on who we are within in our relationships.    Have you gotten lost in someone else’s expectation of  you?   Do you know where you begin and another ends?    With Aries full moon we could ‘wake up’ and say, “Hey I’m not up for _______”   and if it causes a fight—so be it.   That’s Aries.    Of course the Libra side of the full moon wants to be nice.    And this is where passive aggressiveness can appear, which is problematic for all concerned.   Showing up late instead of telling the truth.   Forgetting something important.   Flaking on someone.  None good.       The answer is to tap into the power of being honest and kind.      Assess what is real and true for you and express it from a place of kindness.   This will satisfy both Aries and Libra.  

In the Full Moon chart we have a square with Pluto that is almost exact.  Pluto is cracking us open where we take a moment and go down deep and find what is important.    It could take a quick second where we process a situation and realize we know what is valuable and we act Aries swift to claim it, protect it and run with it. It could be a conversation that is lost in the weeds and bringing out people’s aggression, we go to the root and get everyone back on track.  It could be finding our own super human strength and taking an action that is brave because it makes others uncomfortable.  Whatever it is, you will know it because you feel it.  Remember the full moon pulls on tides and our emotions.   This is not a subtle three days we feel it in our bodies.   

Also aspecting the chart is Jupiter trine Moon (sextile to Sun)  bringing opportunity during this full moon.    The key to Jupiter is to remind yourself that no matter where you are or what you are doing you are on an adventure.     Even if on paper these three days look like the same ol’ same ol’ they are not, there is an adventure buried in your journey.   Every day wake up and say, “Today is an adventure, I wonder where I am headed?”  This will open you up to opportunities where doors swing wide that you never even noticed before now and you are ready to take on.   

It is a bit of a process but if  we all, stay open, move fast, be honest and tap into kindness,  we will make the most of this full moon. 

Monday, September 30, 2019

This Week Astrology

Please note all times Pacific 
The 8 phases

September 28 2019
5 Libra 20
11:26am PDT 


New moon: Plant seeds, make calls, activate, start projects.   Activate something that will ideally lead you to more.  This is the phase where INTENT is critical.  Even if the results are not immediate, the intent is there.  You may not have all the answers or road map but you should put out your Intent.

This focus:  How are you finding balance?  How are you negotiating?  How are you finding your center and your inner authentic self?  What needs housekeeping between you and your partner(s)?  
How is joy seeping in your daily life?  

Special focus:
9/28 Venus enters Pisces
9/30 Venus Square Pluto.  Love of power.  The power of love.  Love of money.  The power of money.   What do you value?   What does it say about love? 

Crescent Moon Phase
October 1,  2019
5:39pm PDT   

Crescent:  We will receive information, we will research a bit more, perhaps get feedback on stuff that we planted on new.  Perhaps get some information that will help down the road on a seed we planted a while ago.  We can collect some data now.  Even if you think you are not getting information, stop, and re-look at everything. Who called you?  Even the silliest things, when they come up during Crescent are note worthy.  A parking ticket?  An argument with a spouse?  A refund check from the phone company?  All of it needs to be considered a message from the universe.  How can this information help you?

Focus on: What information are you getting that is deep?  How does this deeper knowledge inform your decisions about balance and fairness?   How is the rule of law informing your understanding of fairness?   How are sex, death and taxes informing your desire for balance?   

Special Focus
10/2: Pluto Direct 20 Cap 38  at 11:38pm (See separate post)
10/3: Mercury enters Scorpio
10/3: Mars enters Libra  

First Quarter Moon 
October 5, 2019
9:47am  PDT

First quarter: We do more actions based on the information that we just received. Or we feel our instincts guide us on something.  We pursue again.  We make another call or we see someone. We mail something.  We stir the pot again.  This can be a time when we realize that the goals we planted on New need more action from us, perhaps actions that involve breaking away.   Are there people who say they have our best interest in heart but fear us growing away from them?  Maybe we need to get help from others not the usual suspects.  Some independence may need to be exerted. 

Focus on:  What are actions are you taking that present you to your world?   What actions are you taking in public that speaks to kindness?  Who is your “partner” in the public eye?    

Special Focus:
10/6: Mercury oppose Uranus.   Brilliant although chaotic thinking.  Break outs and break through in thoughts. 
10/7: Sun square Saturn Hard work and discipline need attention.  Sloughs need not apply. 
10/8: Venus enters Scorpio 

Sunday, September 29, 2019

Pluto Station Direct - Oct 2

Pluto Direct
October 2, 2019
11:38pm PDT
20 Capricorn 38 

And then there is Pluto…… oh, yes, Pluto.   

As we know Pluto is retrograde for six months every year.  On October 2, Pluto will station direct since turning retrograde on April 24.  

 Normally, we would assess what transformations have taken place in the last 6 months, consider what still needs a serious makeover and how it might make sense between now and the next retrograde.  But this station direct is a wee bit different.    Last month we discussed that once Saturn turned direct (September 18th) we should expect everything to speed up and for things to move fast as Saturn heads for its conjunction with Pluto on January 12.   Now it is Pluto’s time to turn around and head for the rendezvous with Saturn.     This is the first time these two have been together since 1982 and the first time they have been together in Capricorn since 1518.     

The build up to this aspect will not be subtle.  A few months before the 1518 aspect, Martin Luther nailed his theses on a church door and started the reformation.  Are you a protestant?  Well it started on that aspect.   Now here we are and the question is, who is getting reformed now?    Also about six months after the 1518 aspect King Charles of Spain authorized slave trade from Africa.  That is the darker side of Pluto & Saturn in the commerce sign of Capricorn.  Let’s pray to whatever we consider holy that we do not repeat that mistake.  

Last month we discussed all the aspects going on between Jupiter, Saturn and Pluto in 2020.   Now Jupiter and Saturn are both direct and once Pluto turns direct on October 2 we should all prepare to move fast and hit that clear air turbulence we discussed earlier.   Will an oxygen mask fall into your lap?  If your eyes and heart are open, you’ll see it.  

Just for a second pass let’s look at the dates again: 

January 12, Saturn Conjunct Pluto 22 Capricorn 46
March 21, Saturn enters Aquarius 
April 4, Jupiter conjunct Pluto 24 Cap 53
April 25, Pluto retrograde 24 Cap 59 
May 10, Saturn retrograde 1 Aquarius 57 
May 14, Jupiter retrograde 27 Cap 14
June 30, Jupiter conjunct Pluto 24 Cap 06
July 1, Saturn re-enters Capricorn
(July 1,  –onward three planets stay close to a triple conjunction) 
September 12, Jupiter direct 17 Cap 24
September 28, Saturn stations direct 25 Cap 20 
October 4, Pluto stations direct 22 Cap 29 
November 12, Jupiter conjunct Pluto 22 Cap 51
December 16, Saturn re-enters Aquarius 
December 19, Jupiter enters Aquarius 
December 21, Jupiter conjunct Saturn 00 Aquarius 29 

All of these aspects and dates may seem overwhelming and believe me they are hard to just type but they tell the story that is in our future for the next 15 months.  It is a bumpy period filled with many moments where we are between a rock and a hard place.   Many of us will be feeling like we are put into a mill and grinded down. Obviously some people will feel it more than others especially anyone with planets in Aries, Cancer, Libra & Capricorn around 22 -25 degrees.   The early degree Aquarians will also be coming into focus at the end of 2020 but we’ll save that discussion for later next year

Friday, September 27, 2019

LIbra New Moon September 28, 2019

Libra New Moon
September 28, 2019
11:26 am PDT
5 Libra 20

I got the Libra New Moon artcle with about 15 hours to spare!  Hurray.

You will find it HERE.  Lot going on for us and our relationships but probably more with the person on the other side of the mirror.

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

September 17 
11:19pm PDT   

Disseminating: Share information; find a teacher or someone who has more knowledge. Perhaps there was a big ol’ blow out on the full and one feels in need of support and help, this is the phase to reach out to one who knows more. This is when we find a rabbi or a minister or therapist who gives us more insight.  And of course, you too may be ready to teach and share your own information.  

Focus on:  How are you sharing your practical nature?  How are you sharing your solidness?  How are you sharing your values? 

Special focus:
9/18  1:46a Saturn turns direct 13 Capricorn 54  (separate post) 
9/19 Mars  trine Pluto.  Actions that bring evolution.  Clearing out mental and physical clutter. 

Last Quarter Moon Phase
September 21 

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:
How does your creative and power benefit by a ‘lighter’ touch?  How are you in need of light communication?   How do the siblings and or neighbors speak to your creativity? 

Special Focus:
9/21 Jupiter square Neptune * (separate post) 
9/22: Mercury trine Saturn.  Solid thoughts about practicality.  Good ideas that support concrete results. 
9/23  Sun enters Libra.  Happy Autumn in North and Happy Spring in South hemisphere 

Friday, September 13, 2019

Full Moon: Pisces September 13

Harvest Moon on this Friday the least in PDT,MDT &CDT
Full Moon Phase
September 13, 2019
9:32pm  PDT 
21 Pisces 05

Welcome to our Friday the 13th Harvest Moon for 2019.  The last time we had one was October 2000 and by the time we got to the Harvest Moon of 2001 --the world was different.  Sigh. 

 This Pisces full moon is on top of Neptune and both of them are opposite Sun in Virgo which conjuncts Mars about an hour after full moon.   And all of them square Jupiter in Sag.  Lord. 

The full moon phase like all the phases is about three and half days long.    As hard as we want to stay disciplined between now and disseminating (9/17) we will probably get tugged under some waves, like a broken down piece of kelp.  The To-Do list melts in our hands. The diet falls apart.  We can’t get our act together.   And there is the Mercury Venus conjunction in Virgo who can get lost in minutia—not seeing the bigger picture so our ability to get our thoughts together and present our ideas could also be weakened.   Thus, it is a three-day cycle of ping ponging between  “Lost in the waves” versus “Lost in the weeds.”

Luckily, Sun is trine to Pluto.  So we will be feeling a need to dig deep and find a way out. 

What do we do? 
We learn a skill (Virgo) that cuts (Mars) through all that overwhelms (Jupiter) where we connect to truth (Sag) that is important but can’t always be explained (Pisces) but we know it is true because our psyche ‘gut’ tells us so (Neptune).   The key is we have to get deep (Pluto) to find the path.   

Perhaps it is fast meditation that takes you to truth (in about a nano second.)  Something comes up that overwhelms or scares you and you are not sure what to do ---So you close your eyes, get quiet and you get the answer.   The ability to find a moment of clarity in a sea of noise is critical for all of us and during this full moon phase we will be tested how to find the clarity.  

To be clear it is not that the answer you get has to be a Yes or No, for sure that could be an answer but your gut could tell you ‘Call So&So and discuss.”  Or some other pragmatic answer.   There are so many answers to so many questions out there in the ethers it just needs us to learn how to get quiet and find our answer.   Prayer helps as well.   And things that appear random for example, you may be bopping along your day and 'suddenly' remember something important or you put two and two together that you never considered before that moment, this too is how our gut talks to us.   

Sleep could be all over the place.   Day dreams will be super high.  This is a very creative time.  

Don’t beat yourself up if you are behind schedule in anything --you need this fuzzy period to find your inner clock.   

Remember, you are your own wise soul but it takes a little work to find you.   

Jupiter /Neptune - September 21

Jupiter Square Neptune 
16 Sag/Pisces 59 
September 21 
9:43am PDT 

It is hard to believe that in all the crazy, cuckoo energy of wound up Virgo plus Saturn acceleration we also get the final square between Jupiter and Neptune.  
We have been feeling these two planets in their little war over faith all year with the first aspect hit on January 13 and the second on June 16.   You may want to go back to your calendar and see how you were challenged.  Where did you have a crisis of faith?   Did you have some big dreams that didn’t get realized?  Was it something small that just hurt enough to cause your cynic to emerge?   Have you learned something now that by this final aspect you are changing your approach or belief?   Or are you going to go back to the well of  disappointment again and learn yet another lesson?   Hard to tell.    Jupiter rules Sagittarius (where it is right now) and before Neptune was discovered Jupiter also ruled Pisces.    So there is a kinship between the two planets even when they are squared.  But they have big differences.   Jupiter in Sag is too opinionated.   Neptune in Pisces is too vague.   Where one explains why something should happen the other lifts up its hands in either prayer or frustration and say, “its not up to me.”     Finding the spot in between both approaches is not easy but the path is finding quiet and reflecting on routes that solve any hardness in the heart.   Do not fall into cynicism.  Do not fall into fantasy.    Neither are accurate, and they are too worldly.  Instead look for an inner compass that can only be found when you get quiet and are open.  Let that gift come with this final round between Jupiter & Neptune.   There is so much truth inside you, use this aspect to tune into it.  

Saturn Direct September 18 --

Saturn Stations Direct 
September 18  1:46am PDT 
13 Cap 54

Saturn turned retrograde on April 29 and during the last five months we have learned a lot about responsibility and work.  We have also learned through failures.     Sometimes we looked around and said, “Can I get some help, please?”  And the answer was a very loud, “No”.  We just had to do it ourselves.   The grind was real and hard and seemed just damn stupid at times but in the end we learned about our skills, discipline and stick-to-it-ness.  Saturn delays but it does not deny and now that it is turning direct we will see a lot of the fruits of our hard work.  Saturn spends only two (and change) years in one sign.    It has been 28 years since the last time it was in Capricorn in 1988-1991.   Now turning direct it straightens out and flies right where it will hit Pluto in January.  Be prepared to see the energy intensify, as Saturn turning direct activates a trip wire on our path to the January conjunction.    Then on March 21 it leaves Capricorn and enters Aquarius.  It turns retrograde on May 10 and re-enters Capricorn on July 1 for its final months of the hard work and discipline lesson until it re-enters Aquarius in December 2020.  After that point it will not re-enters Capricorn until 2047.    So, ask yourself what did you learn about hard work since April?  What did you learn about skipping hard work that maybe you should have shown more discipline?  Can you take the energy of Saturn direct to help you now as you refine your world?  How can this Virgo cycle speak to Saturn and ask for help?   Get on the right side of Saturn while you have this gift of Saturn being in its home sign of Capricorn.  Unless you feel you have the time to wait until 2047 when it returns.   I know I don’t. 

Monday, September 9, 2019

Things Will Start To Get Interesting......

The next ten days things should start to get interesting.   We start with Gibbous Moon with focus on friends, groups and colloboration.   How are you playing with others?  How are you reaching out to like minded?  

Some fuzzy factor comes up on the 10th and sparks will fly on the 12 with a Mars/Jupiter exchange.   Our thinking softens on the 13th just in time for a compassion sometimes crazy full moon (post will follow).   Actions start to slow down in doubt and guilt then next week Saturn turns direct (separate post) and Jupiter & Neptune have their final shoot out at the OK corral (separate post) ---the floor is starting to drop on our carnival ride.   

Gibbous Moon
September 9

Focus on:  Where do your friends and groups need refining?  How are your groups taking valuable time?  Do they work for you and your schedule?  How are friends NOT in your daily life enough?   Do you know how to make time for people whom you are in sync? 

Special focus
9/10:  Sun oppose Neptune, truth is not to be believed. How are lies being showcased?  How is getting lost into too many details killing faith?  
9/12: Mars square Jupiter.  Actions seem small.  Pettiness gets in the way of big goals.  Stopping the parade to pick up a nickel does what for everyone? 
9/13: Mercury conjunct Venus.  Valuable thinking.  Kindness wins 

Full Moon Phase
September 13, 2019
21 Pisces 05 

Post To Follow 

Special focus 
9/13 Mars oppose Neptune.  Actions that are fuzzy.   Faith that feels fiery.   Illusions that get cut down.   Actions that feel at odds with faith.  
9/14: Mercury enters Libra 

Friday, August 30, 2019

Virgo New Moon. A Car Full of Nerves.

Virgo New Moon
August 30
3:37am  PDT
6 Virgo 47

Mars the planet of fast cars is all over this New Moon chart.   We are all in a fast red Ferrari.  While driving fast in the mountains will we be able to see the forest for the trees?   We better.    I was a little tardy getting the article up (how unFarrari of me) but it should all make sense.  You will find it HERE.

zoom zoom.


Monday, August 12, 2019

Astrology This Week

This Astrology Week 

We continue Gibbous lunar phase at the beginning of the week.  We are sorting through our place in the world.  Do we have pride and solid self esteem in our work?   Is our authenticity seen by the world? 

Focus on:  Where does your career need refinement?  How can you refine your place in the world?  How can you refine your organizational abilities? 

Special focus
8/13: Sun conjunct Venus.  Love & Beauty and fun & boldness excel.  

Then we move into....
Full Moon Phase
August 15 2019   
5:29am PDT
22 Aquarius 24

Write up HERE

Special focus 
8/16: Mercury square Uranus.  Super weird thinking and communicating.   Ego versus practicality are at odds.  
8/17: Mars enters Virgo