Monday, December 30, 2019

Astrology For The Week

Astrology for This Week 

We leave 2019 and enter 2020 on Crescent Lunar phase.   Mars moves into Sagittarius on January 3 where it will begin its cuckoo 2020 journey.    

Focus on: What are you learning your friends?  What are you learning about being connected to ‘like-minded’ people?   What info speaks to your ideals and how they align with your circles?  

Special Focus
12/30: Mercury trine Uranus.  New thoughts.  Breakout thinking.  Unique practical communication.   

First Quarter Moon 
Jan 2, 2020 
8:45pm PDT 

Focus on:  What actions can you take that speak to your independence?  What are you doing that breaks you free?   Free from whatever it is that needs your liberation.   What are doing that speaks to your leadership?   What are you doing that speaks to independence?  

Special Focus:
1/3: Mars enters Sag.  We are spirited, our opinions are big, we are focused on expanding our world.  Actions that build bridges and communication with large groups of people is accented.  Watch zealotry and over indulgences.  It will be in Sag until Feb 16 when it moves into Capricorn.   

Gibbous Moon
January 6, 2020
8:39 pm PST 

We refine our information.  We pick and choose, we discriminate, and we organize to be ‘Virgo’ like.  We sort through details.  Have we missed something?  How are we sifting through the information?  Go back and make sure something hasn’t been neglected.  Refine our actions.  

Focus on:  How are you refining your communication?  How are you being picky about what you think and speak?  How are you dotting all your I’s and crossing all your Ts when you communicate?  How are you refining issues in your neighborhood?  How are you refining issues with your siblings? 

Special focus
1/10: Sun conjunct Mercury: Enlightened thinking that speaks to your position in the world. 

Sunday, December 22, 2019

Capricorn New Moon Dec 25

Capricorn New Moon & Solar Eclipse
4 Cap 06
December 25, 2019
9:13 pm PST 

It is a lovely new moon solar eclipse arriving late in the evening on 12/25 and early in the morning 12/26.    The twenty nine day lunar cycle is not without its astro bumpies but we have a lot of skills, intuition and talent to muster through it all and we will have much support from this new moon.  You will find my article HERE.  
Wishing you all big hugs this holiday season and New Year. 

Thursday, December 19, 2019

Last Quarter Moon in 2019

Last Quarter Moon Phase
December  18, 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:
What actions are you taking that address details?  How are addressing your diet?  Your calendar?   Are you doing things every day or every hour that are in sync with the spirit inside you?  What choices can you make that get you more in sync. 

Special Focus:
12/19: Mercury square Neptune.  Communication fuzzy.  Avoid zealotry thinking.   Take a moment and reflect.  Go inward. 
12/19: Venus enter Aquarius 
12/21: Sun enters Capricorn – Winter Solstice 
12/22: Venus square Uranus – Controlling love versus practical freedom.  Money, love and values get electric bolts.  

Balsamic Moon Phase

December 22, 2019  

Balsamic:   We let go.  By releasing we can prepare for the new.  

Focus on How are you releasing your controlling nature?  How are your releasing your “power” or “power tripping”?   How are you releasing your extremes?  How are you allowing yourself to release the debris whether it is mental or physical? 

Special Focus:

12/24:  Sun trine Uranus.  Finding a practical way to transform.  A practical internal revolution. 

Capricorn New Moon  December 25, 2019 9:13pm   

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Gemini Full Moon

Gemini Full Moon
19 Gem 51 

The Gemini Full moon teaches us all the benefit of a good pivot. We are in the middle of the Sag lunar cycle, full of our knowledge, our opinions, our facts, our judgments, our know-it-all-ness when god in his infinite wisdom sends up a fat Gemini Moon to mix – it – up.    Sag can get too high falutin’ and Gemini brings it down to the ground with a new fact, thought, or random comment that suddenly makes all knowingness of Sag not so knowing and Sag hates not being smart.  The answer, pivot.  We learn how to be adaptable with the Gemini Full moon.   Adaptability is critical for survival and evolution.  This is the moon where we surprise ourselves with our own flexibility.   Those who insist on a rigid point of view or practice will be challenged during the three-day Gemini full moon.    The question to ask for these three days is “What is that rigidity getting you?”   

In this full moon chart the moon has a square with Neptune and wonky aspect (although small) with Venus, Saturn and Pluto.    Everything you hear will not be accurate.   Lying could be pronounced, since Neptune plays fast with facts.   But the gift of Neptune even in a harsh aspect like a square is that it does connect to our inner radar.   We may tune into something that tells us more than the words coming out of someone’s mouth or text.   We would all benefit by being quiet.   The quincunx aspect with Venus, Saturn and Pluto speak to our responsibilities (since they are in Capricorn).  Values (like love and money), discipline and power will benefit by our ability to make shifts.   Although, the phase is only three days long, our shift in thinking during this cycle could have long lasting effects.  Perhaps, it is a simple sending of a resume to a group you would never have considered before this full moon.  That switch in thinking (perfect Gemini) could open you up to something important (Saturn) that supports your evolution (Pluto).   

Gemini full moon will have parties and events for sure.  Note: Don’t drink too much this year.   Not with Neptune.   And remember, if you can listen more than you talk, you may learn something that will help you in your evolution.    Finally, it is easy to marginalize Gemini Moon as light weight but one would be mistaken to take that attitude.   Being gentle on your feet and quick in your thinking and you will make the most of this full moon.   Which is a gift.  

Sunday, December 1, 2019

This Week In Astrology

This Week in Astrology  Dec 1- 7

We begin the week in Crescent phase.   We are learning about our business acumen, our place in the world and the insecurities inside us that once strengthened will make us more thoughtful leaders and members of society.  

On Tuesday Dec 2 Jupiter moves into Capricorn where it will start its year journey.  We should feel this move right away.    You can read it here  

On Dec 3 the moon shifts into First Quarter where our focus goes to matters of faith and spirit and religion.    How do our goals and ability to reach other people (who seem ‘outside’ our circle) benefit by a tune into spirit?  What does our inner mystic tells us to: Do, say, ask, listen and move on?   Be the bridge.   

On Dec 8 we move into Gibbous where the emphasis is on practicality.  Airy fairy is not appealing we want concrete solutions and pathways to any issue or goal that comes up.  There is a challenging aspect between Sun and Neptune that reminds us something bigger than us humans is in charge.  If  we feel lost we get quiet and connect to our faith. 

Crescent Moon Phase
Nov 29, 2019
10:24pm PST   

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 learning about business?  What are you learning about economy?  What are you learning about government in terms of how it is organized?  Where is your part in all this information?  

Special Focus
12/2: Jupiter enters Capricorn (below) 

First Quarter Moon 
Dec 3, 2019
2:22am PDT 

Focus on:  What actions can you take on your goals that speak to faith?  How does spirituality play a part in your  aspirations?  How does your faith speak to education—what are you learning?   

Special Focus:
12/08: Sun square Neptune.  Feeling ungrounded.  Feeling swept up.  What does your intuition tell you?  Where is your inner mystic? 

Gibbous Moon
December 8, 2019
1:23am PDT   

Focus on:  How are you refining your practicality?  How are you refining your money?  How are you refining your ability to build something from the ground up?  How you refining your ability to get grounded?  

Jupiter in Capricorn

Dec 2, 2019
10:20am PST 
Jupiter enters Capricorn

Here we go…… the last time Jupiter was in Capricorn was Dec 2007 until Jan 2009.   Hmm, what happened in that cycle?  What could it have been that caught everyone’s attention in a big Jupiter way?  Something that would have dealt with big business and government?  Hmm what on earth happened during that time?  Let me scratch my head.  Oh, yeah, it was the biggest crash of the US stock market, September 2008. Followed by a long drawn out recession not matched since the great Depression.  Yes, that thing.  

Having said that Jupiter in Capricorn does not mean we will have a hit again, but it certainly suggests being prudent with investments is wise.   Capricorn is the most conservative sign in the zodiac.  Both politically and socially speaking.  Capricorn likes to conserve its energy, emotion, resources and time.    Capricorn likes to be measured.  It likes to wait.    Jupiter likes to be big, loud, bombastic and let everyone know, “I’m here.”   But more to the point, Capricorn speaks to businesses, economies, governments and communities running well and if they are not, expect some new big energy coming forward.  There will be leaders to emerge in this period, for sure.  But with Capricorn there is a danger of getting caught up in pretense.  Just because someone is rich and famous does not mean they have solid plan.    Watch if you are caught up in the competition of who has more?  Who is ‘better’?   Remember there is beauty and freedom in appreciating the quiet and the small.  See what comes up with you once Jupiter moves into Capricorn.  Don’t be surprise if you feel it right away.   We will be talking a lot about Jupiter in Capricorn in the next year.   In the meantime find your big 'conserv'ative side and run with it.   

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Sagittarius New Moon. Look Up It's Wisdom!

Sag New Moon on a refrigerator with a water delivery schedule 

Yes, what can I say?   Ten hours since the launch of Sag New Moon and here I am with the report.  A lot is going on these next twenty nine days that will help you find your spirit and truth.   If you are measured about it, it will be very productive and nurturing to the soul. 

Sagittarius New Moon 
4 Sag 3 
November 26, 2019
7:05am PST  

Article is HERE

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Mercury Direct Nov 20

Mercury in front of Sun (image from Accuweather)

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

Once upon a time, far, far ago and when I say that I mean October 31, Mercury turned retrograde and now today at 11:11 PST it will station direct.  I promise you at that time I will get on my hands and knees and say to all that is holy, “Thank you.”  

How were your emotions for the last three weeks?   Were you pulled super high and super low?  Was something raw exposed in you?   Maybe something so raw you didn’t even know you carried it in your body, your mind and your soul.  Mercury retrograde in Scorpio blurs our mental with our emotional.  When these two come together, circumstances are so extreme that it gives us a chance to get rewired.  At the end this rewiring will allow us to access our power and empowerment.   Where we had corrupted thinking or thinking that no longer serves us we now have fresh thinking.  We may feel a bit battled fatigued but still the thinking has gone through a death and rebirth and now there is a newness.

Between now and Dec 7 we will revisit some of the issues that took place since Halloween and we will process it with a new empowered feeling.    What have learned a lot about ourselves in the last three weeks, now, how can we use this newness  to serve us? 

Finally,  it is safe to replace that broken electronic thing that melted during the retrograde.  Or if you are like me figure out to get your email working again.  Blech.

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