Astrology for Jun 17-23, 2018

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Happy Father’s Day to all the Dad’s! I hope you are staying cool and enjoying your day.

This week is going to be another busy week in Astrology. Summer officially arrives on Thursday with the Summer Solstice. There are also quite a few aspects that are sure to transform and propel us toward our life’s true purpose.

A lot of folks talk about finding their purpose while most have no clue what this means. Our families and society often think they know what we should do with our lives and direct us to follow in their footsteps (living their un-lived lives) or to follow some path of social acceptance and appropriate status that will in their eyes, lead to our assured success in life. The Universe and our Souls often have other ideas. This is where Astrology can help guide us. It is, however, just one tool of many available to us to use.

Mars is about to turn retrograde in Aquarius for nearly two months. He began slowing down on May 12, 2018, but won’t station retrograde until June 26. This is a bit like Mercury retrograde in that we want to avoid beginning anything new and important in areas ruled by Mars. These areas are leadership, new business, and anything that involves being a warrior or warrior like. Once Mars is direct again on August 27, 2018, we can pursue these sorts of actions.

Mars retrograde is best used examining how you have been letting your hair down, being wildly unique and creative, and to borrow a phrase from the late 60’s. . . letting your freak flag fly. Examine also, ways you have used what you love most to benefit and assist others. Once Mars is direct again it will be time to make any changes in these areas.

Monday we have a T-Square involving the Sun, Saturn, and Chiron. This aspect will last until the end of the month. The Sun is moving into Cancer later in the week so this aspect will be mostly concerned with the family. With Chiron in Aries, a sign of the self, we can expect past wounds and emotional pain to come forward. By working to heal these we will transform and come closer to our true purpose. At the same time, this aspect will stimulate our ability to teach and improve the lives of others.

Monday Neptune will retrograde as well. This will last about five months and as with all retrogrades, it will be a good time to reflect on all things Neptune. This includes our connection to source, creativity, intuition, and our addictions. With Chiron’s assistance, we could uncover the root cause of why we smoke, drink, eat too much, or need whatever we seem not to able to change or live without.

Transformation in large ways. Yes, That seems to me to be the theme of the summer so hang tight!

Tuesday Venus is inconjunct Saturn. This might cause some of us to be more irritable or anxious about expressing our feelings without knowing exactly why. Emotional distancing is how many will choose to deal with this energy.

Mercury will trine Jupiter Tuesday. This energy is about cooperation, positive thoughts, and finding meaning the everyday things. Ideas and communications will be more about the big picture and less about details. This is a good time for short trips, writing, contracts and applications, studying, teaching, and accurate analysis.

Wednesday the Sun’s aspect to Jupiter will create a sense of unease with life as it exists now. We seem to want more and have big ideas on how to get more. But this can lead us to exaggeration, waste, and overestimating. Our emotions might be high but they might not be rooted in reality. Now that you are aware, you might be able to circumvent any ill results.

Thursday is Summer Solstice, marks the end of the first quarter of the Astrological year and the half-way point of the Julian calendar year. In the Northern Hemisphere where most of us live, this is the longest day of the year. There is also a lot of transformative energy associated with this day.

The Sun moves into Cancer on this day and as I have mentioned in several recent posts, a planet is at its strongest when it is moving from one sign to another. This means Cancer energy is very strong this whole week. Our country was begun under the sign of Cancer and there is a great deal of energy around this right now. Without getting on a political soapbox let me just say it looks as though the country’s reputation around the globe will continue to erode. Under different leadership, the astrological energy most likely has a different effect. It is what it is and from the Soul’s perspective, all things are unfolding as they should be to assist us in our transformation and evolution as a species.

Thursday also holds an opposition between Venus and Mars. While Mars energy is a bit diminished due to his retrograde this aspect could cause havoc in the passion department. It could also create some impulsivity in both finances and relationships. There is a possibility that our need for excitement will cause some of us to create problems where there might not be any. Oh, joy!

The weekends with three aspects on Saturday. The first one is between the Sun and Uranus. This holds great social energy. It also holds a great deal of creativity that when used properly, can affect change in positive ways. In order to make the most of this, it will be important to remain malleable.

Saturday will a chatty day with Mercury, the planet of communications in opposition to Pluto. Conversely, some of us will feel the need to be extra quiet today and keep information to ourselves. This aspect can be persuasive in that some of us (probably me) will try to convince others that we know this or that for sure. We will do our best to expose lies but to some, it can seem like exaggeration or like we are making something big out of something that seems not so important. Pluto likes to go deep so expect whatever we talk about to be a bit on the deep side. This is a good time for shadow work, something all of us could benefit from

The last aspect is Sun square Chiron. This is taking us to a place where we want to experience and grow. The downside is that we might lack confidence and be afraid of not fitting in. Chiron can make us doubt ourselves and follow in a direction we should not go. Chiron always has a lesson for us. It is up to our soul to learn it in order for us to transform.

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Astrology for June 10-16, 2016

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Hello friends! It is time for another weekly astro post my me, Indigo2Crystal.

First of all, I want to speak to all the transition that is taking place right now. I feel like a broken record sometimes when I tell you about this aspect, planet, or sign is helping us to let go of what no longer serves. This is one of many ways the Universe, Source, Creator, God, or whatever you wish to call the source of all things, is trying to help us evolve and grow. As long as we hold on to our junk, things, emotional wounds, a job that doesn’t fit, a relationship that no longer works, a lifestyle that is not healthy, there is no room for something new to come in and take its place.

I am feeling this and seeing the transition in my own life, and in those all around me. Transition asks us to leave our safe space, our comfort zone and move into unknown territory. We all know how much we humans dislike change but change is often exactly what is needed. However, when we resist a transition, it actually prevents the Universe from giving us what we want and slows or prevents our soul’s growth. This leads me to the first aspect for us to know about today.

Many relationships are going through some sort of transition about now. This might be due in part to a square aspect between Pluto and Juno. This square can be a great catalyst for gaining a deeper level of connection with a partner if the relationship is already in harmony. If it lacks harmony, then this square can allow the discord to rise up and come into clearer view. What we do with it from here is a choice. Letting go can prove to be healing, especially if you are aware of the need for the healing and actively do some healing work. No matter what you decide to do, this square aspect will be with us until July 1, 20118. Make the most of it.

The next big thing this week is the Gemini New Moon on Wednesday. As you might know, we feel the Moon’s energy a day or two before and after the actual New Moon. I have some sensitive friends who feel its energy many days in advance. This Moon will also be a Super Moon which means it is closer to the Earth and therefore we feel the energy more powerfully than at other times.

This power causes us to more easily understand whatever messages and lessons the Moon is bringing our way. New Moons are about new beginnings and this Moon will be sending us clear, strong messages about what we need to do. I encourage you to sit with this energy from at least Tuesday-Thursday and see what you are able to discern from it. The energy will guide you if you allow it to.

The middle of this week also holds two significant sign changes for us. June 12, Mercury leaves Gemini and moves into Cancer. This is about being attracted to and needing good quality information. Cancer is ruled by the emotional Moon so this is probably going to take our attention away from any global interests and adjust our focus to a more personal, family, and close friend sort of perspective.

The second sign change this week coincides with the New Moon on Wednesday. This is when Venus leaves Cancer and moves into Leo. Leo is full of pride, In this sign Love is grand and we are full of pride about the things we love and our finances. Venus in Leo loves to be acknowledged, adored, and spoiled. The shadow side of this energy is saying things only for effect or to create and feeling of extravagance.

Now for the more minor aspects and energy of this week.

Monday the Sun aspects Pluto. We might find we need to change a plan or make some sort of adjustment in order to progress. Pluto is the psychologist of the Zodiac and the Sun is us. This aspect can take us deep inside for a clear view at what makes us feel mentally healthy.

Tuesday Mercury aspects Jupiter. This is an aspect that can cause us to get mired down in information. It can also cause some people to exaggerate more than usual. Be careful that you pay attention to details. Details can get lost under this aspect.

Wednesday, Mercury aspects Uranus. This is a good day for meetings, internet communications, or doing about anything that involves technology, science, or metaphysics.

To balance what I just said about this being a good day for meetings, Wednesday, Mercury is also square Chiron, the wounded healer. Chiron can put a damper on good communications and some can be rather unkind. We might also find ourselves experiencing some self-doubt or feeling we are not as effective as we want to be. There is a good chance for some miscommunications. This could be due in part to a diminished ability to read the intention behind the words.

Thursday, the Sun aspects Mars. This is aggressive energy. Conflicts might be avoided if we use this energy constructively.

Venus squares Uranus on Thursday. This could cause some opposition between our values and likes. This can take us down paths we had rather not go down. Many of us will need to watch our spending as this energy can cause some impulsive spending. Overall, this energy is restless, rebellious, and can hold relationship problems. I’d say there are some lessons for us here.

Friday has two difficult aspects and one easy one. First off, Venus aspects Neptune. Love and happiness is rather addictive today. TGIF! So have some fun but once again, watch the spending. Remember that Neptune is the King of illusion and everything is in a fog when he is involved. Besides spending, it will be a good idea to avoid contracts.

Mercury will oppose Saturn on Friday. Besides Chiron, I Saturn make me sit up and pay attention most. I have a long-standing bad relationship, even fear of authority. Saturn will cause some hesitation in expressing ourselves with words. We will likely feel like we need to pick and choose what we say more than usual. There is a level of self-consciousness and sensitivity with this energy thanks to Saturn. Look for the light side of things and don’t get mired down by any blocks Saturn throws your way.

The last aspect for Friday is a trine between Venus and Chiron. This energy provides us with great energy to heal our individual, personal relationships. Chiron will help us see the beauty in our humanness, build trust and see the possibility in others.

Saturday, Uranus is semi-square Neptune; another aspect about illusion and dreams. Some of us will feel inspired while others will feel like their dreams are not keeping us as hopeful as the once did. Uranus us sure to stir things up a bit too but any wild thing he adds to the mix is short lived so we can breath easy.

The last aspect of this busy week is n inconjunct between Mercury and Mars. This will cause some discourse in what we think vs what we do. There is likely to be a lot of interrupting in our conversations today. Often, when we interrupt we end up assuming we know what the other is going to say. So do your best to stop, be present in the moment and listen to all the other person has to say. Over all, our thinking is not a clear as it might be.

I wish you all a good week ahead. Don’t forget to smile and be kind to all you meet. You never know when you might meet that new best friend.

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Happy first week of June! Summer is finally here it seems, even if it is not officially here for another three weeks. 

Last week I mentioned a lot of water energy going on. And then the rains came……again and again for some parts of the country. In my state, there are a couple of major roads washed out. A mudslide completely destroyed and home near Boone, NC and killed two people. This was not too far from a close friend’s place. Another friend had flood damage at a place of business. While all the flood damage is devastating, I am reminded this is all minor in comparison to what has happened in some areas of the country.

Overall there is truckload, maybe even a shipload of transformation going on. Kilauea is certainly transforming the face of the Big Island in Hawaii. The rainwater is transforming the face of the earth and transforming the lives of the humans in its path.

The Shuman resonance of the Earth or the frequency of the Earth’s vibration is rising. Therefore, the vibrations of all living things on the earth is rising, transforming and evolving as well. Now, let us take a look at and discover how this coming week’s cosmic energy could affect us.

The Grand Trine that was discussed last week is water peaked last Friday but is still actively influencing us. The same day that one peaked, another one formed that is also in water. This one involves Pallas Athena, Jupiter, and Neptune. Pallas is Jupiter’s daughter and the weaver of patterns. This pattern is quite harmonious, peaks on 6/16 and ends on 6/30. Looks like June will be a month of spiritual transformation and imaginative thought. This is a good time to get creative in any way you want to.

Tuesday is a busy day in the zodiac. The Sun and Mercury will conjunct or come together and also aspect Jupiter. Venus will oppose Pluto.

The energy of the Sun and Mercury conjunct is ready to talk. What we want is in alignment with what we are thinking. This is good energy for solving problems. Communications will be on point and whatever we write could have a great impact. Be careful what you say, be kind, and think things through before you speak out loud.

The Sun’s inconjunct aspect with Jupiter seeks more freedom and more experiences, to the point of being restless at times. This is also pushing us to let go of our bad old habits and make way for positive new ones to take their place.

Mercury’s inconjunct aspect with Jupiter is enhancing our ideas. Things can become exaggerated too. There is a risk of overestimating ourselves and not being able to deliver what we think we can. There is also a risk of underestimating things. Planning ahead is a good idea. So is reading the details of contracts and other communications.

Wednesday, there is one of two consecutive squares involving Neptune. The one today is with Mercury. This is energy that always makes me think ADD. This energy makes it difficult to follow directions or to concentrate. This is another not so good day for signing important papers. You might find that your conversations are quite unclear and you have difficulty getting your thoughts out. If you can re-schedule that important meeting, it might be a good idea to do so.

Mercury aspects Uranus in a semi-square on Wednesday. This is more of that ADD-like energy. Notice if you are more scatterbrained than usual today, or either the day before or after. Not all of us feel the same energy on exactly the same day. This aspect may cause our communications to not be taken seriously. We could find that we are more easily agitated, sarcastic, or preachy on or around this day. Remember, this is a passing thing but also remember to be kind and think through whatever you plan to say before you say it.

The last aspect for Wednesday is the Sun semi-square Uranus. This aspect is all about action. Unexpected as the action might be, whenever we have Uranus energy, we have the unexpected. Change might be afoot in your world and it could really cause a test of patience. The flip side is that this could stimulate us to take a new path or try a new way of doing things. This is sure to enhance our evolution. As long as we avoid making big decisions too fast, we should be OK.

Thursday, the Sun squares Neptune. Anytime Neptune is involved, there is some form of illusion or lack of concentration. (I think we have a theme for this week, don’t you?) This day is best spent being creative. It will not be the best day for important meetings, appointments, interviews, or starting a new project. It is a good day for that adult coloring book, so have fun with it.

Friday, Mercury is inconjunct Pluto. If we are not careful with our communications, we could upset those around us or stimulate a power struggle. This is, however, a good time for reviewing the decisions we have made and making adjustments as needed.

Saturday Mercury aspects Mars. This means fast and impulsive communications. It will be important to stop and think before we make a decision we regret. If we are careful and don’t act too fast, this will be a good energy for getting things done. If not, then our time might be a waste.

The last thing I want to talk about is last Tuesday’s Full moon. It took place at 8 degrees Sagittarius. Mahala at www.mahalasastrology.com says that this degree means new elements are being formed in the Earth’s core. This is literally mother Earth birthing something new, raising the vibrations and frequency of our planet and us.

This thought takes me, and evidently Mahala as well, to the Kilauea volcano and the fact that many of the Earth’s important places happen to be a 19.5 degrees either latitudinal or longitudinally. Richard C, Hoagland has long talked about this degree and its importance through history. Richard, along with other researchers have also found 19.5 encoded over and over again in the structures of Cydonia on Mars. Even NASA seems to be well aware of the importance or power of this degree. If you would like to read more about this here are two links to further reading.

http://www.enterprisemission.com

https://www.ancient-code.com/spherical-geometry-and-its-importance-of-19-5-degrees/

This week seems to have a theme around communications and change. Change makes us uncomfortable because it takes us from our cozy comfort into the unknown. Change is necessary and as much a part of life as death.

We wanted change and change is what we are getting in more ways than one. What many don’t understand or are just coming to understand is that this change has universal roots and goes far beyond politics, elections, and power plays. It is part of our evolution as a species, like it or not. All faith traditions speak of this change in one way or another. These traditions, like us, are all part of the whole; the whole universe and that which created it. We are all connected on a deeper level than most of us realize, human, plant, animal, and elements.

With that said, go make this a great week! And if it turns out otherwise, make the lemonade. You got this!

Be kind!

Astrology for May 27-June 2, 20118

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This week I’m writing a fast post. It is a holiday weekend and there is much I want to get done before I go back to work on Tuesday. Whatever you are doing this weekend, I wish you fun times, good friends, and safe travels.

This week begins with a Grand Trine in water. This pattern actually came together on the 24th of May and will last until June 6, 2018. Pluto will join this Grand Trine on Monday, May 28, 2018, to form a kite pattern. Powerful, good energy here.

Trines happen when two planets are 120 degrees from each other. A Grand Trine is formed when there are three planets that at 120 degrees of each other and together they form a triangle. These three planets are always, all in the same one of the four elements: earth, air, fire, and water.

Trines typically present us with an abundance of great opportunities. This pattern is all about compatibility and balance. Its characteristic energy is determined by the combination of planets and the signs it is made of.

This Grand Trine is in water. Water moves constantly. It is emotional, about life and death, and holds our soul’s secrets. In water, we learn how our emotions are connected to our family tree. This is exactly where I have been this week; connecting the dots the between my emotions and how they were instilled by my family of origin. Going deep into ourselves, evolving, awakening, allowing, and being willing to own what we find is not always the cake walk we would like it to be.

This Grand Trine peaks on June 1, 2018, and is supposed to provide us with safe space to explore our emotions as they come to the surface. However, this period is not without its moments of overwhelm. It is the overwhelm that inspires me this week to make this post short and spend more time in self-care.

Use this Grand Trine energy over the next 10 days to open yourself to any new ideas or perspective that come your way. I feel like most of my readers are open-minded people. However, even the most open-minded can have difficulty when it comes to a perspective that offends our values This is a great time to lead by example. Forgive the other and yourself for any conflicts. Turn to the more joyful, trusting, and romantic aspects of this energy. This is meant to be a generous and understanding 10 days.

Monday many of us will probably be feeling the Full Moon energy. The night before the Full Moon is one I that typically keeps me up most of the night. I am hoping this one is an exception.

Tuesday the Full moon will be in Sagittarius. This Moon will shine its light on higher learning, foreign travel, adventure, celebration, and growth of any kind.

The Sun also aspects Saturn. This energy can lead to a doubt or two when it comes to our self-confidence and knowing we are good enough. This can hold us back but now that you know what to expect, you can rise above this and not allow it to get you in a funk.

Wednesday, Venus aspects Uranus. Uranus leans his innovative, unconventional, and creative approach to our relationships and finances.

Wednesday also holds a Mercury in sextile aspect to Chiron. This energy will be excellent for communications. It can help us to be more willing to listen and more sensitive to the pain of those around us. Our words can be healing and comforting is we choose this path. At the very least, we could find we are more willing see a brighter side of things in general.

Friday Mercury will trine Mars. This brings us positive, enthusiastic communications. We might also notice that we are quite productive and busy today. Our thoughts are fast moving and spot on.

Mercury will also sesquiquadrate Uranus. This aspect is slightly counter to the Mercury/Mars trine. A sesquiquadrate is a minor aspect and formed when two planets are 135 degrees from each other. This particular combination will deal with communications or miscommunications, travel, quick change, and the unconventional.

Can we trust the words of others or ourselves? Will we say things we don’t mean? You never know what Uranus will inspire. It is all good so embrace it.

So there you have it. This week in a nutshell. This is the unofficial beginning of summer. I wish you all a safe and happy holiday weekend. Until next week, don’t forget to smile and be kind to all you meet. You could be surprised at how it makes you feel.

Astrology for May 20-26, 2018

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Uranus is officially transiting Taurus as of the last May15th, and as predicted, last week was full of surprises and earth changes. The Kileaua volcano is definitely showing us who’s boss. I counted around 50 small earthquakes in Hawaii the 24 hour period between Friday and Saturday last week.  There are some powerful people trying to show us who is boss too.

A spring storm has swept the eastern US this week dumping lots of water in some parts of the east coast. Some might say there has been enough water coming down to “float a battleship”. Some parts of the foothills in my state have gotten almost a foot of rain in that past three days.

This week in astrology begins with the Sun as 29 degrees of Taurus, Venus at zero degrees Cancer, Mars at one degree Aquarius, and Uranus at zero degrees Taurus. That is a whole lot of change in the energy!

There are also several aspects we need to take a look at. First is a Yod or Finger of God formation in which Ceres is the focus. Ceres is the goddess of the harvest/result/outcome and abundance/quantity. The other planets involved in this pattern are Pluto in Capricorn and Neptune in Pisces.

While we all prefer to look at the best a planet or asteroid have to offer, there is always a shadow side to them. The shadow side of Ceres can be one of loss and sadness. The news was full of these sorts of stories last week.

This shadow side can offer us a path to healing and growth. Pluto loves to stir the pot of past hurts and pains, and bring them to the light so we can see them clearly, deal with them, and heal them. Neptune provides us with all the healing energy we need to accomplish this.

Sunday, May 20 the Sun moves to Gemini. This is the sign of the twins and people born under this sign are known to have two distinct sides to them. One friend, whose mother is a Gemini said she always felt like she had two moms. I have lots of Gemini friends that I love dearly. I think I am drawn to their knowledge and diversity.

When the Sun is in Gemini, we are all likely to be more intellectual, social, have enhanced communication skills, and are far more curious than usual. However, our energy often feels more scattered due to our curiosity and an awareness of options that lie before us.

Tuesday there are three aspects affecting us. The first is the Sun sextile to Chiron. This could help many of us with increased confidence and a sense of purpose. This is a good aspect for problem-solving and we have a large interest in growing through our experiences.

Tuesday Jupiter is also aspecting Chiron. When it comes to what we personally believe, this aspect might cause a problem or two for some of us. Those most affected will have planets in water signs or any sign between 15 and 17 degrees, or have heavy Jupiter/Scorpio influence in their charts. This means me since I have Jupiter at 17 degrees Gemini in my chart. Transiting Jupiter is within one degree of my natal Mars.

It will be important for me and who fits within these margins. Some of us might have what is known as a “crisis of faith”, while others are simply confused and unsure what to believe. A lot of good work can be done when it comes to what we believe if we are willing to open up and take a serious look at this now. This is not the time to follow others blindly. If there is something new about a business in your world, you might need to examine things closer to be sure you are making the right decisions and taking the right steps.

Lastly, for Tuesday, we have Mercury in sextile aspect with Neptune. This energy will heighten our intuition, increase our artistic sensitivity, and increase our discernment. This would be a good day to get outdoors and enjoy some grounding.

Wednesday, Mercury opposes Jupiter. This is one to pay attention to, especially if you are prone to overstate, overestimate, or wish to avoid exaggerating in all forms. Be careful not to overlook important details. Staying focused will be key.

Wednesday brings us another aspect with Mercury. This time he is semi-square Chiron and communications are strained. This energy could bring us to use some unkind words. The intention with which we speak might be difficult for others to read.

The last aspect for Wednesday is the Sun in a trine aspect with Mars. Trines are good aspects and this certainly looks good as it increases our energy levels. This is a good day to get physical and get some exercise. Today will also be a good day for making decisions.

Thursday there is a Grand Trine perfecting. This is a bright spot among many other difficult aspects in the sky. Trines are all about harmony and balance. The players in this pattern are Jupiter, Venus, and Neptune. Jupiter expands and increases the energy of the other two planets. Venus is about love and money, and Neptune is about creativity and inspiration. From this Grand Trine, we can expect our relationships to be more joyful and empathic. Finances could be less difficult. And our creative inspiration could soar. There are so many possibilities with this trine and they are all positive.

Friday Mercury trines Pluto. This aspect will probably open us up to our mental strengths and understand ourselves on a deeper psychological level. Our attention finds focus as we dive into the depths of our psyche. This is a good thing.

This week ends with three tough aspects. The first is Venus opposing Saturn. We will feel like we need to keep the other guy at some distance thanks to Saturn putting the kibosh on our confidence in our love relationships. Saturn has an aspect of seriousness and is not so much interested in how much we feel loved and appreciated. We all need to be aware of our relationship fears now. Saturn could use them against us.

Saturday also brings us another tough aspect between Saturn and Mercury. This one can feel a bit like Mercury retrograde. We could feel the need to re-do some things we thought were complete. Or, we might experience some difficulties in our travel plans or communications. Be alert to being over critical and negative thinking.

Last and not much fun for a Saturday is a semi-square between Mercury and Venus. This most likely will mean problems in the social and romantic aspects of our lives. There are always two sides to things and the positive possibilities of this aspect are that we make more effort to be kind and polite. I don’t think this is ever out of fashion. But the tendency toward being hypersensitive is there too and come across as being distracted.

This week I see two themes. The first is allowing ourselves to examine our true purpose and heal our past. The second communication, both with others and ourselves. The past week I have heard several people discuss the need for self-care. I have even talked about this on social media myself. I feel like the second half of this week would be well spent in indulging in more self-care than we normally do.

Self-care does not have to cost a dime. Start by waking up a few minutes earlier and using that time to be alone and focused on the breath. This is a simple, fast yet powerful meditation. Or take a few minutes to listen to the early morning sounds of birds singing or of the city waking up to a new day.

Try not to spend much time watching the news or listening to it on the radio. Stay informed as you think you must but do your best to be less focused on the negative things going on in the world. Change really begins with us anyway.

There is a quote often attributed to Mohandas Gandi but in reality, it seems to have been coined by a teacher named Arleen Lorrance in 1974. Lorrance was quite unhappy with her work at a New York high school. She tried for years to change other teachers and the system. Then she came to realize that she where change needed to begin. She let go of her anger and negative thinking. She then made a conscious decision to always be open, loving, and vulnerable and began a project called “The Love Project”. Her words were printed in a book of the same title.

Gandhi did say something similar in 1913. He published his thoughts this way,

We but mirror the world. All the tendencies present in the outer world are to be found in the world of our body. If we could change ourselves, the tendencies in the world would also change. As a man changes his own nature, so does the attitude of the world change towards him. This is the divine mystery supreme. A wonderful thing it is and the source of our happiness. We need not wait to see what others do.”

The point of all this is to change things in your life so that you are exposed to more joy and fewer things that cause stress. Stress cannot be totally avoided but we sure can reduce our exposure to it. Think about this as you go about your evening and your day tomorrow.

Be kind, smile to all you meet and lend a helping hand whenever you can. We seldom, if ever know what is going on with the person that cuts us off while driving or cuts in line ahead of us.

Now you have some info you can use,  go out and make this a great week! ! !

Astrology for May 13-19. 2018

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Greetings Everyone! I realize that my fascination with the Kilauea volcano is a bit strange but the idea of the earth opening up long fissures to allow molten rock to escape is so interesting to me. Of course, the damage and devastation this is doing to the land and the people of this Big Island is horrific. The president has finally declared a state of extreme emergency.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sixk1SGFysY

 Last week I wrote about the Solar energy that was hitting us and how a similar storm affected telegraph communications in the 1800’s. A few days later I found a good article on this storm. For those of you who would like to dive deeper, here is the link.

https://www.history.com/news/a-perfect-solar-superstorm-the-1859-carrington-event

Human evolution is happening at what sometimes seems like warp speed. but before we can walk, someone needs to clear our path so we don’t stumble and fall. This is what the planets and energy from all around the cosmos is doing for us now. It is clearing the path for us to evolve into the loving, compassionate beings we are meant to be.

The Earth is also evolving. I feel sorry for our Mother Earth, (aka Gaia, Pachamama, Terra, and many other names) having to deal with the recalcitrant beings (humans) that have failed to see how truly connected they are to her. They fail to see how their very existence is not in their control but controlled by a symbiotic relationship with the entire universe.

Now, let’s go check out what this week’s energies have in store for us.

This week we have a great deal of Uranus energy coming at us. There are three planetary sign changes and a strong, earthy New Moon.

Today Mercury conjuncts Uranus and also moves into Taurus. The influence of Uranus could bring us an increase in our accurate intuitive insights, something I welcome with open arms, mind, and heart. Our intellectual mental activity could rise as our thoughts are more inventive, fair, forward-looking, and original than usual.

I want to touch back in the intuition thing and remind you all that this energy has been with us for a little while and will continue for a while longer. Uranus moves slowly. My personal example of the intuitive aspect is that I did not listen to my intuition a few days ago and missed celebrating the surprise wedding of two friends that took the plunge after more than 20 years together. It was not until the next day that I learned why I had felt so drawn to go to a certain place the day before. I wish I had paid more attention.

The good news about Uranus moving into Taurus is that Taurus energy goes a long way to temper the spontaneity of Uranus. Regardless, we still could be prone to impatience, impulsiveness, and even nervousness. Use this energy to propel the more positive and creative energy within.

Tuesday is the most energetically powerful day of this week. Uranus is now totally in Taurus for the first time in 84 years. This is a really big change. Tuesday is also the day of the New Moon. I’ve read that this New Moon is one of the unrepresentative Taurus New Moons we will experience for a long time.

This New Moon is about our beingness as sensual and physical creatures. The difficulty might lie in the fact that this brings no rest for the weary. Taurus is usually slow and methodical but since Uranus is conjunct, its impact is far from slow or methodical. This is sure to be a catalyst for change and evolution.

Looking back to what was going on 84 years ago or 1934. We can see there was a great deal of change afoot. Hitler, Stalin, Mao, and Mussolini were all beginning to take powerful positions as political leaders. This was also the era of Franklin D. Roosevelt’s “New Deal”. You can read more about that here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Deal

In brief, the New Deal was a series of federal reforms and regulations designed to bring relief to US citizens after the Great Depression. Can you see parallels to these things in our current events?

Wednesday Mars moves into Aquarius. He will transit this sign until November 15 with a brief, one month retrograde back into Capricorn from mid-August to mid-September. While in Aquarius, Mars will amp up the energy of this sign. We will most likely find ourselves and bit more impersonal and quick to anger. The more positive aspects of this transit are cooperation, being a stronger team player, being less concerned about our personal power. Using unconventional, original, intellectual methods to our problems is this transit’s strength.

We will also experience feeling less detached than usual. This can be a good perspective to operate from. We all know that sometimes our emotions can get in our way when trying to make rational decisions.

Wednesday Mars squares Uranus. Uranus is definitely taking the stage this week and his square with Mars is sure to be elusive, restless, and impulsive. Mars will jump into things without thinking at times but so will Uranus. Expect to see more assertion of wills, individuality, and a willingness to fight for freedom. The attempts to exchange rules and regulations that are working, in exchange for outdated ones cause to feel choked.

Many of us can expect some form of change in our lives, including work schedules or the need to shift our goals or behavior. This energy might make all of us think we are ADD because our ability to focus on one thing is more difficult (sounds like me every day).

Friday Mercury trines Saturn. Saturn tends to block things and insist we follow the rules. Mercury is about communications. 

Clear, realistic thinking characterizes this influence. A good time to get organized, to do detailed work, and prepare for the future. Decisions made now tend to be practical and well thought out. Work done now is likely to beget tangible results in the future. Conversations may be spare but to the point. Manifestation and achievement are what satisfy.

 Almost anything we do from Friday through next Sunday will net us concrete results. Conversations will short and to the point. Satun does not like to waste time in idle chit-chat. He had much rather use his time toward manifestation and achievement.

Saturday Venus will aspect the star of the week, Uranus. This is a good aspect, a sextile aspect, and is great for social gatherings and respecting others equally. There is no fear when is comes to new, unorthodox, out-of-the-box thinking when it comes to finances or romance. This will also be good energy for tackling new electronic technology, metaphysics, or the internet. Good for group gatherings and the arts too. So get ready to march to a different drummer and get those creative juices flowing too. It is the best way to use what we are being offered.

Also on Saturday, Mars will semi-square Neptune. Color this energy unorganized. Plan well and use your time wisely or risk wasting it. Many of us will feel a strong lack of drive, especially those of us with strong Neptune influences in their charts. Pisces friends and anyone with any planets anywhere in their charts at 15-17 degrees look out! This has your name on it!

This looks like a catalytic week to me. It will be interesting to see exactly what it brings us. I wish for you all things good. And I wish the teachers in my state great success as the gather in Raleigh on Wednesday for the “March for Students and Rally for Respec”. The teachers in this state are some of the lowest paid in the nation and have experienced some huge setbacks in recent years. Without getting on a soapbox, that is all I have to say about that or anything else this week.

Remember to be kind. Smile, and do good daily. 

 

 

Astrology for May6-12, 2018

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Whoa, Nelly! I keep thinking things can’t get more interesting and then the next day or week I am surprised again. Maybe I need to pay more attention to Astrologers?

 Last week I was particularly intrigued by the above photo and all that I read about the eruption of Kilauea last Thursday. The Earth has opened up other places too but this is the only place I am aware of where magma is spewing out of the crack. I’m totally facinated. This is how Uranus moving into Taurus shows up. 

Earlier in the year, I mentioned the upcoming end of Uranus’s transit through Aries, his move into Taurus, and how this could affect us and the Earth. We are so close to Uranus’ actual move from sign to sign that we can almost taste it. I think certainly we are already experiencing it. Uranus is currently in the 29th degree of Aries and any astrologer will tell you this is a very powerful degree.

The other two things we should keep in mind are that Uranus rules weather and Taurus is an earth sign. Add to this the effects the Sun’s energy and her geomagnetic storms have on us and you have a recipe for some interesting, even catastrophic earth changes. I will end today’s post with more on the solar wind.  

Evidence of this significant change has been showing up in increased earthquake activity across the globe and especially in what is known as the “ring of fire”. There are also a few places where the Earth seems to be splitting apart, like the 50 ft deep and 65 ft wide split a few months ago in Kenya. It seemed to happen overnight.

I am in no way predicting what will happen. What I am saying is that the energy is right for major weather, Earth, and social changes to take place. Historically speaking, the last time Uranus transited Taurus was 1934-1942. This was during the great depression and WWII and the drought of the 1930’s.

 

This drought came in three waves, 1934,1934, and 1939-1940 and created huge dust storms that caused major ecological and agricultural damage, leaving thousands struggling to live and feed their families. If you would like to read more about this, check this out: https://www.history.com/topics/dust-bowl

‘Migrant Mother,’ photographed by Dorothea Lange. (Credit Farm Security AdministrationThe Library of Congress)

I will circle back around to the Earth and the solar winds near the end of this post. Now here is the astro forecast for this week. And boy! Is there is a lot going in this week?

Today, Sunday, May 6. 2018, the Sun semi-squares Chiron. This energy stimulates us to learn by experience and from others. Some will feel blocked by their lack of confidence or the fear of not fitting in. Isn’t that usually the case?

The Sun will also aspect Neptune today. Intuition could be strong, our antennae are up, we are tuned in, and our instincts are mostly correct. This energy supports self-improvement, good judgment, and the ability to see things from a different perspective.

Venus is semi-square Uranus. Dear Uranus can cause us to make choices of people or things outside the lines of what we might normally choose. This energy is rebellious and therefore could cause some relationship upsets. Venus loves being beautiful but avoid beauty treatments today or you might get less than desirable results.

Monday Mercury squares Pluto. This can be troublesome due to the tendency toward suspicion, or the tendency to exaggerate things.

Venus is in square aspect to Neptune. This represents a relationship roller coaster. The highs are exciting but the lows are exhausting. Use caution so that you don’t set yourself up for a disappointment. Finances could experience some of the same. Use caution so that you don’t fall into a money pit. Venus is looking for pleasure but Neptune is blurring the lines.

Tuesday the Sun opposes Jupiter. Here is another conflict or hard aspect we perhaps need to treat with caution. Jupiter wants us to go big and indulge. We might overestimate, however. There might also be some surprise changes in something we are working on or any plans we are making.

Wednesday Venus aspects Jupiter. Venus loves to feel good and Jupiter expands that desire. This is like having champagne tastes with beer pocketbooks. There could also be some relationship differences as expectations are blown out of proportion. Finding the happy medium between gratification and responsibility is tough.

Fast forward to Friday when the Sun is trine Pluto. Pluto wants us to go deep into ourselves and discover what is really going on with us so we can let go of the negative or things that no longer serve us right. The energy is very focused and our ability to concentrate is strong. This is a good day for leadership, starting a new project, and connecting with other people who share our interests.

Saturday, Venus aspects Pluto. This is a time to review our close relationships and our social lives. Beware because power plays can crop up, along with jealousy or the fear of loss.

The last aspect of this week is Mercury square Mars and this is sure to keep us on our toes. Whenever these two planets aspect each other you can expect action and fireworks of some sort. This aspect is likely to express with impatience, haste, or arguments. Leave any new project until later and if possible, cancel any meetings. Conversation, in general, might be difficult today. Think long and hard before you speak so that you don’t hurt someone’s feelings or cause some sort of upset.

Now as I said earlier, I am circling back to the solar storms. The Earth was hit by the latest round of solar wind just yesterday (5/5/218) and scientist are saying it will continue today and tomorrow due to the large size of the coronal holes. How does the solar wind affect the Earth you might ask? This is what NASA has to say about it:

It affects it by the intense clouds of high energy particles that it often contains which are produced by solar storms. When these clouds, called coronal mass ejections, make their way to the Earth in 3-4 days, they collide with the magnetic field of the Earth and cause it to change its shape. The particles then leak through the magnetic field of the Earth, particularly near the north and south poles, and cause still more changes to the magnetic field of the Earth, this time at even lower altitudes closer to the ground. These changes can produce many problems with electrical equipment. The way on which solar wind ‘plasma’ invades the Earth’s magnetic field and seeps into the inner regions where the van Allen radiation belts are located, is not very well known. Also, in the direction opposite the Sun, the Earth’s magnetic field is pulled way out into interplanetary space making it look like a comet. In this ‘geotail’ region many different electrical disturbances take place that can accelerate particles to very high speeds and energies. All of this is made much more violent by the solar wind, especially the storm clouds that the Sun launches our way from time to time!”

Did you catch the part about this causing electrical problems? This energy can also have strong effects on our all our planet’s inhabitants. One day there might be a storm large enough and powerful enough to disable our electrical grid in a big way. During recent storms, I know some people in some parts of the world have experienced disturbances with cellphones, radio reception, and internet connections.

This type of energy or its effects is not new. Solar energy caused the telegraphs to down in the 1880’s. You can read more about that here: https://www.history.com/news/a-perfect-solar-superstorm-the-1859-carrington-event

Lastly but certainly not leastly (is that a word?), I want to thank all my new followers for choosing to follow this blog. I know lots of people read it via FaceBook or other sources but unless someone hits the “like” button on FB or the follow button in WordPress, I never know it is seen.

The past 4-6 weeks there has been a noticeable increase in WP followers. This means a great deal to me. Welcome aboard and please feel free to comment anytime. It seems I don’t often see a comment for days sometimes. Trust that I will get back to you as soon as I can.

Wishing you all a great week full of smiles, love and laughter. Please remember to be kind and smile. It makes us all feel so much better.

Astrology for April 29-May 5, 2018

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This week begins with a Full Moon in Scorpio. Scorpio is my ascendant, making this Moon a strong one for me. For all of us, this is a great time for personal transformation and evolution. In general, all Scorpio Full Moons are good times for us to let go or make adjustments in the areas ruled by the eighth house.

The eight house is not only ruled Scorpio but by both Mars and Pluto as well. This makes for an intense mix that deals with death and rebirth, transformation, joint finances but not earned income. Whew!

This house does cover finances related to money lent or owed to others, taxes, bonuses, refunds, prizes gifts, commissions, royalties, credit, venture capital, and inheritances. The eighth house also rules sex, intimacy and physical love. Keep in mind the fifth house rules love and the seventh house rule relationships.

The eight house also rules our psychic, intuitive, and spiritual experiences. These things can also be related to the twelfth house. Lastly, the eighth house ruled endings, death, things we need to discard, and ultimately surgery.

Some of you might recall a discussion last fall about the chart I generated for my mother’s surgery in Oct. This took place on the very same day that Jupiter moved into Scorpio. Because of this, I expected surprises related to her operation. It took a long time to get all the details but I was right. The expected 2-hour surgery took 6 hours, the expected 2-hour recovery took about 6 hours, and her expected stay in rehab took several weeks longer. The good news is that the operation was a success and her recovery was great.

The skinny on this Full Moon in Scorpio is that for the next two weeks we have a great opportunity to work on and let go of things relating to the areas I have mentioned above. Let go, throw out, transform and welcome change. This energy it quite strong for all of us, not just those of us with strong Scorpio aspects in our charts.

There is another aspect that begins today. It is a T-square involving the Sun, Ceres, and Jupiter. The Sun is in the sign of money, Taurus. Ceres is the grain goddess and associated with harvest. Jupiter is the Great Benefic, full of surprise and good fortune. Note that all three of the bodies hold some aspect of money.

The T-square contains two squares and an opposition. All these are hard or difficult aspects. The could mean challenges regarding prosperity and abundance. This could also get things moving in a positive direction. So I am going to go for the upside and focus on the positive direction. Hopefully, if we all did this, pour money will begin to multiply. I hope you will join me and give a generous portion to help others too. There are many areas of the country and the world that our financial donations can make a real difference.

The planets in signs this week are as follows:

Sun in Taurus. There is a method to the madness. This is a sensual and receptive place for us. In this sign, we are at our best when we are standing up or taking a stand against something. Grand trineThis is the planting sign when new projects take root and our need for security and intent on goals are strong.

Mercury is in Aries. This, as with all things relating to Mercury, deals with communications. Aries can cause our communications to be more spontaneous, assertive and bold. This transit lasts until May 13, 2018.

Venus in Gemini. We want it all. We might seem to want it all. Variety is important to us now. This is a social, animated, and communicative while at the same time being somewhat emotionally distant. There is a strong mental aspect to Venus in Gemini which lasts through May 19, 2018.

Mars in Capricorn. This transit will last through May 16, 2018. This is relentless energy. We are forward thinking and drawn to think through the outcome of our actions while exuding a certain amount of coolness. The shadow side of this being inflexible.

Saturn in Capricorn. This transit is all about maturity and responsibility. It can slow things down for us or even block our ability to make a move.

Moving on, the most important aspect formations this week, after the Full Moon and the T-Square mentioned above, are Sun trine Saturn today. The theme of this aspect is grounding, common sense, reality, and responsibility. Our productivity can seem to take a siesta or a least move forward slowly.

Sunday (today), Venus aspects Pluto. Watch for hidden agendas in social interactions. These are often due to insecurity or jealousy hiding under the surface. 

Venus aspects Mars on Tuesday. Our relationships could experience a bit of tension. There could also be some conflict when trying to satisfying romantic and sexual needs. A certain competitiveness can arise but this could be rather thought-provoking and stimulating.

Tuesday, Venus also aspects Saturn. This aspect can amplify our sensitivity without our knowledge or understanding. Feelings of anxiety could show up as we attempt to express affection. Those with connections to these to planets or the signs Gemini and Capricorn might experience emotional distance or inhibitions in developing relationships or a social situation.

The last major aspect comes on Saturday, May 5, 2018. Mercury is inconjunct Jupiter. Expansive Jupiter can bring us some grand ideas and at the same time cause us to overestimate ourselves. Pay attention to details and try not to make a move without taking a close look at the consequences. We would all do well to avoid making promises we might not be able to keep.

This covers the major aspects of this week. I hope you are seeing some of the more positive characteristics coming to fruition in your life. I sure am. Please remember to be kind and smile. Sometimes this is easier said than done but doing our best is always worth the effort.

Astrology for April 22-28, 2018

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Last Sunday as I was finishing the week’s post, the northeast side of my town was hard hit by a tornado that stayed on the ground for 33.6 miles. This is not normal for us. Here in NC we seldom have tornados, especially in the western half of the state but they seem to be more frequent over the past 5 years than ever before.

The man that lived in the home in the above photo said his wife and brother we tossed into the field behind the house. Both are fine except for cuts and scratches. His brother has a few cracked ribs. He and his wife rented this house and had no renters insurance. Needless to say, they are among the many along the 33-mile storm path that lost everything. As far as I know there was only one death caused by the tornado. 

The cool thing is that this has really brought our whole town together. People have pitched in to help any way they can. While grocery shopping last Friday, I saw a woman buying cases of dinner rolls presumably to make sliders or serve with a meal, and cases and cases of bottled water. I just love my town!

Astrologically, we are now under the influence of Jupiter, the planet of increase trine Neptune, the planet of water. Put these two together and you can get lots of rain. In fact, tomorrow’s weather is calling for up to 8 inches of rain in some areas of the western part of my state. That is after it dumps lots of rain on Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee, Georgia, and South Carolina before getting to us. It might be a good thing that Jupiter is retrograde. This causes him to be a bit less benefic than when he is direct.

Jupiter trine Neptune also brings out the best in humans. This aspect community spirit, generosity, and hope. This is quite evident here, in this time of need, by all the fundraisers that are happening and by the outpouring of local assistance to those in need.

This trine is also an abundance of spiritual or psychic encounters taking place. Enlightenment is prolific and can show up as visions and in dreams or meditations. Social justice, human rights, and serving those less fortunate including our furry, four-legged friends. We seem to get a huge amount of satisfaction in helping others.

Overall, this is a very positive alignment that can give rise to our awakening and boost our creativity through art, music, dance, and theatre. Some of us find other people inexplicably attractive and from this, a new romance could burst forth like a spring flower.

This week begins with Pluto turning retrograde. Pluto might be small but his impact on our lives is big. This planet viewed as transformational. Go back to the top where I talked about the tornado and you get an analogy of transformation. The tornado transformed homes, the landscape and the people it hit. Pluto loves to tear things down so we can rebuild. Personally, I often compare him to the Phoenix.

Pluto retrograde is more personal. He takes us deep into ourselves so we can examine our deepest and darkest selves. For those of us that know we are on a path of awakening and evolution, this retrograde transit can be a welcome thing if we are aware of how it can affect us and find ways to take advantage of its energy. Use this to explore your shadow side. Then let go of all that no longer serves you right.

Tuesday we have three aspects to look at. First, we find Mars in sextile aspect with Chiron. Chiron moved into Aries on the 17th of April. This cosmic body is known as the wounded healer and also represents mentoring. The last time Chiron was in Aries was in 1968. There are many comparisons to those days and now. The world and this country were in a sort of chaos then, just as it is now. Makes me shake my head and say “Hmmmm”.

The Aries transit of Chiron offers an energy that is best used to heal personal relationships, at least those we have the desire to heal. This can also serve as a catalyst for those entering a healing business or anything to do with healing or mentoring. Social activism will also reap benefits.

Please keep in mind that activism is not a left or right thing. We are all activist any time we are promoting things we feel strongly about. Whatever it is you wish to promote, please remember to do so with love in your heart. As a wise woman I know often says, “every human just wants to be heard and loved”.

The second transit for Tuesday is Venus entering Gemini. This is a good transit for speaking or writing. So get our pen and paper and begin writing that book you have been thinking about. Romance and artistic flavor are also favored under this transit. Many of us will find we are more social, compatible, with a side of air-headedness. (That sounds like me.)

The third and last aspect for Tuesday is Venus sextile Chiron. This offers even more energy to heal our relationships and become more agreeable to involvement and commitment. This will also provide positive energy for learning from other people, building trust, and understanding the beauty in weakness.

Wednesday Saturn and Mercury square off. Saturn like to put the brakes on and block us from going to wild. This aspect with Mercury will affect communications and local travel, all of which could experience delays or total blocks. Our thoughts could turn negative as well so we want to be vigilant that we don’t fall prey to this negativity. If we do, others will see us as insensitive or critical.

Thursday, Mars will join up with Pluto. This conjunction is a powerhouse and most of us will want to take advantage of its energy especially if we use it to zone in on our goals. Good energy for letting go, getting rid of and moving on. At the very least we might revise or re-work something so we can progress.

The shadow side of this is that we overdo. We all need to be careful that we don’t work too the point of exhaustion. Also be aware that power struggles might pop up there and there but it will also bring a feeling of purpose.

The weekends under the energy of the Full Moon next Sunday. This Moon will be in Scorpio is ruled by Pluto, the planet that loves to go deep and tear things up so the can transform or be rebuilt. This Moon will assist us in facing our inner darkness, our inner demons, and our psychological wounds.

We are indeed in transformational times. This is often not pretty but it is necessary. I hope to use all this energy to the fullest as best I can.

Next Sunday there a Grand Cross peaks but I will save that discussion for next week’s post. In the meantime, enjoy the link below. It is a tune about letting go and I thought the words we quite appropriate.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0iWzr4PCV0o

Astrology for April 15-21, 2018

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Last week I mentioned the solar wind that was coming our way. It showed up right on time early last week and disturbed some of us more than others. Some folks, probably those that are not spiritually awake of just waking up, didn’t really notice much. Some noticed their electronics and devices didn’t function properly. This could also be due to Mercury’s retrograde.

Many people experienced sleep problems. They thought they weren’t sleeping because they were stressed, overtired, ate something that kept them awake, or a myriad of other reasons. All these things can cause disturbances but so can solar energy hitting our planet. I finally got a good nights sleep Wednesday night.

Some of us reported sleeping more than usual. Others reported feeling energized, blissful, or in agony. There were also feelings of depression, inspiration, transformation, creativity, and more.

The solar energy wave or wind even caused some people to itch or feel like something was crawling on their skin. In the past, I have had feeling like ants were in my hair. It is very creepy and when it first happened I was sure something must be in my hair. Over time I learned, it was not ants. It was actually a connection to spirit or the outer realms. Well. . . I’ve been feeling the ants this past week. Some people might say I was getting a download from aliens. LOL

If you felt one way but your partner or a close friend felt another, don’t be alarmed. We are all at different points on our path to enlightenment.

This week begins with the New Moon today, April 15th. It is in the sign of Aries and brings us some potent energy for change in our lives. This is after all, about new beginnings as all New Moons are. There is also the added benefit of new beginnings from the energy of Aries. This is energy that is full of adventure and authenticity. Use this to break out of your shell, transform like the butterfly, find inner joy, self-reliance, and do all these things happily without the help of others.

This will be difficult for many because they are still living in the trap of fear, lack, and poverty. We all have been there. For the rest of today and Monday at least, use the Aries New Moon energy to regenerate yourself, break out of the box of limitations, and welcome in something new; whatever that looks like for you. Change can be scary but we need to rise above the fear. This is real personal evolution.

Mercury stations direct today (4/15)2018)! This retrograde has been a difficult one for many of us. I have personally only noticed a few glitches with technology and most of that was during the solar energy passing through.

Monday also brings us a semi-square aspect between Mercury and Venus. Be careful how you say things and make an extra effort to be nice because folks will be quite sensitive today. This energy causes us to be quite sensitive, of course, some more than others depending on the individual natal chart. The moon, the planet of emotions, will balance this energy by moving into Taurus Monday. Thank goodness for some grounding!

Monday also holds Venus opposite Jupiter. Anytime Jupiter is involved, the energy is big. In this case, love is strong and can even be rather extreme for some. We might expect more than we can actually get. People that subliminally feed on drama will unknowingly draw same to them and it could spill over to the rest of us. The news tomorrow could be very interesting.

Tuesday is an active day with four major things to discuss.

First up is a Venus-Jupiter opposition is good for social connections. Some will be drawn to party more than usual. Please be careful. This is the first of the week (unless you work in the service industry) and Tuesday is a work day. Don’t eat or drink too much and don’t overspend to drown any feelings of upset or fear. Daily routines can get boring but they are also comforting. Relax! Life will bring you what you need when you need it. Don’t force it.

Next one for Tuesday is Chiron entering Aries. This is an aspect that can assist us in healing both physical and psychological wounds from our childhood or anytime we are deeply wounded. People with Chiron in Aries in their natal chart are tough. This is where the “school of hard knocks’ is located. Now it is time to be healed and give ourselves some good care. We all deserve it.

Venus will trine Pluto on Tuesday. This is a good aspect for our money and our relationships. It could a bit consuming and fiery but at least it is not going to rip us apart or offend us in any way. Instead, our desire is to go deep in sharing our hearts desires. Use this energy of love to evolve. Love, indeed, has the power to change us and the world in general.

Saturn turns direct Tuesday. We can expect all things dealing with structure and authority to get moving again. Problem is, we might not like some of the directions this can take us personally and collectively.

Wednesday the Sun conjuncts Uranus. This aspect is all about independence. Impulsivity, progression, and change. We welcome new, unique things into our lives. More change but it is a good change, or could be. This aspect brings positive energy to technology and the metaphysical. It can also make some of us rather antsy and actually wanting change. Oh, my! Whoda thunk it? Someone actually welcomes change? You just never know. That new friend you make today could bring you interesting changes in the future.

Thursday, Venus aspects Saturn. This one might bring some difficulties in our relationships with others. Saturn tends to block our emotions and our affections might seem cooler than usual. This is an aspect that is,  sadly filled with unrequited love, separations, and breakups. . If you make any large purchases, they could turn in a conduit for cash.

Mercury aspects Jupiter on Thursday. This can cause an overload of information. So much so that details can slip right through the cracks. Pay closer attention to the details so that you don’t cause yourself or others any difficulties. Some people will exaggerate things today.

The last major aspect of the week comes on Friday when the Sun is semi-square Neptune. Neptune always brings a sort of fog or illusion to our lives. Our ability to use willpower could be quite low and our focus is really off. We might want to steer clear of new goals or ideas. Our ability to focus on anything that requires critical thinking will be very difficult today.

Knowing where we stand with others is obscured by the fog of Neptune today. Sticking to our plans for the day will prove challenging. Overindulgence will again be the rule of the day. That makes two of these days this week, but with some care and perseverance, we will make it through this unscathed. This is not the best day for surgery, appointments, or starting a new project. Use the New Moon energy early in the week for the new projects.

Last week many of you could have been affected or at least heard of more than one death. This is one more thing that we can chalk up to the Solar energy early in the week. Lots of souls have completed their work in the physical or have decided that it is just time to go. I hope this is only temporary and not something that lasts over months or years like it was about 10 years ago. However, I have to accept that death is going to happen more and more now that I have reached that “certain age”.

April is the time we sow seeds. The weather has caused most garden prep to be delayed. However, there are other kinds of seeds we can sow. Seeds of love being perhaps the most important seed we can sow. For the rest of the month try sowing seeds of love. Start with a morning meditation of gratitude. Throughout the day try to use the 5 languages of love the are outlined in the book of the same name by Gary Chapman. . .

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Five_Love_Languages

Enjoy your week! Remember to be kind. The world needs all the kindness it can get and that includes you and me so smile and do good.