Astrology for October 15-21, 2017

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Wow! This first week of Jupiter moving into Scorpio has been a real doosey! Last week I explained that Jupiter loves to grow things, make them bigger, or increase the amount of something. Hopefully, this increase is all good but Jupiter can increase anything, good, bad, or ugly.

Scorpio, is a strategist, loves to examine things to see how they work. I have a Scorpio ascendant which I believe gives me my great love of human development and science. One of my childhood friends loved to joke about how I studied things and would get distracted by soap bubbles while washing the dishes. It is true. I loved to watch the swirl of colors on the surface of a bubble and see that surface slowly deteriorate, then burst.

Scorpio is also known for having a strong desire for intimacy. This does not mean they constantly have sex on the brain or anything like that. True, sex and passion are strong with Scorpios but intimacy to them means closeness, rapport, familiarity, deep friendships, and yes, affection. Scorpios want to know what makes a person tick and tends to act as their own psychologist. They offer the same service to their friends, whether they want it or not. This can turn into a shadow aspect if the Scorpio is not careful.

Jupiter’s role in all this Scorpio-ness over the next year or so is going to mean that lots of secrets and information that has been kept secret will be brought to light. True to the Jupiter in Scorpio energy, we have seen some interesting things come to light already in the form of sex scandals. 

First, it was news that Cardinal Pell was in court for child sex crimes and drugs. Then more information about the Hollywood movie producer takes center stage in the news. I am not sure we have seen the end of his trail of victims come forward. Regardless, there will be more this hidden secrets come to light in the weeks to come. Wonder what will turn up?

Looking forward to what is coming this week, things are moving. The days of there being much down or quiet time seem to be over. The planets seem to be a very active cycle of late. I am not sure this will let up anytime soon either. But we will see, won’t we? The one thing I am certain of is that whatever is going on the heavens, it is perfectly moving us to our divine evolution, and that is a good thing.

This is the last week of Sun in Libra. Our last chance to work out those relationship kinks and for finding balance in them, or letting go of those that no longer serve us. Some of us may have noticed some of the Libra Sun’s shadow side. I think we have definitely seen this playing out in the news the past few weeks. The shadow side of those transit is selfishness, superficiality, passive-aggressiveness, and being unable to make a rational decision. By the end of this week, we should begin to feel this energy shift as the Sun transits the last degrees of Libra before moving into Scorpio next Monday.

This Monday is not very active. There is just one aspect of note. The Sun will sextile Saturn. This is good for feeling and being well grounded with a healthy side of discipline. Getting things done is easier only because we are more stabilized have more focus. Progress will be rather slow, however.

Tuesday Mercury moves into Scorpio. This is an aspect for deep thinkers and deep thinking. Mercury will help us find the hidden truths and uncover secrets. Notice if you find yourself looking more intently into things than you might usually. Many of us will feel almost driven to deep inspection during the next few weeks. This transit takes to our intellectual and analytical depts and it feels good. The shadow side is that some of us can become hyper-focused and single-minded, even obsessive about finding answers. Try not to go this far, OK? Few folks enjoy being around people who are obsessive.

Tuesday Mars is inconjunct Uranus. This will no doubt cause some restless feelings among the masses, especially those who have strong Uranus in their charts like I do. Don’t let impatience cause problems. Just be aware of the possibility and prepare for it.

Wednesday brings us a conjunction between Mercury and Jupiter. This could help many of us see the “big picture”. This is also a good day to travel and we will probably view the glass as half full too. This positive attitude could help some manifest good things. Keep your eyes and your heart on the positive as much as possible. It is a good thing no matter what you apply it too!

If you are looking for new job, new school, a way to present a new plan or idea, get those applications and thoughts out today. Verbal communications are a breeze today. This is a great day to formulate any long-term plans and evaluating what is really important to us.

Thursday the Sun is opposing Uranus. This will cause some doubt about how effective we are. Be careful not to allow doubt to cloud your thinking or make you feel guilty. This is our the Sun, our ego dealing with Uranus, the planet of change. Expect anything and be open to new paths but at the same time, don’t move too fast with the decisions. One thing is for sure, you probably won’t get bored today.

The second aspect for Thursday is the Sun sesquiquadrate Neptune. By now you probably know that Neptune represents illusion. Today it will be difficult to see our goals clearly. Instead, try something more creative and artistic. This will be a good day for following our spiritual side. Try to avoid things that take a great deal of concentration or focus. These include surgery, job interviews, and launching new projects.

Lastly, but very importantly, there is a New Moon today, October 19, 2017. This Moon is in Libra. New Moon’s are always times of new beginnings. When the New Moon is in Libra we have the opportunity to change our lives in valuable ways. Libra asks us to find harmony with others. I know this is not always possible or even desired sometimes. But as long as we are able to find peace and harmony within ourselves, I think we are doing pretty well. Regardless, this Moon is about finding harmony in all things and with all people. Do your best and don’t beat yourself up for what you can’t accomplish. 

 

 

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Astrology for October 11-14, 2017

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Many of my conversations lately seem to touch on the interesting amount of energy coming to us from a variety of sources.

Currently, one-half of our planets are transiting Virgo or Libra. Venus and Mars are both in the later degrees of Virgo. The Sun, of course, is in Libra and joined there by Mercury and Jupiter. Jupiter however, is about to make a significant shift into Scorpio. This will take place on Wednesday, October 11, 2017. Jupiter will remain in Scorpio through Nov. 8, 2018. Why am I calling this a significant shift? Let’s go over some the characteristics of Scorpio first.

The sign of Scorpio is represented by the scorpion. To me, this represents an easy going person who is slow to anger or blow off steam. But, look out then this pot boils. This is when you will see the scorpion come out and strike! Sounds like someone to avoid I know but actually, Scorpio energy is pretty cool for the most part.

Scorpio is a fixed sign, meaning its doesn’t waver. They are happy to work quietly until their goals are met. Scorpio and fixed sign people are both determined and stubborn. There is sometimes a my-way-or the highway aspect can lead to problems dealing with others or the outside world. If you also have Aquarius, Taurus, or Leo prominent in your chart, you get a double dose of stubborn like I do. This can be a challenge area we need to work on so we don’t end up in a funk all the time.

Scorpio rules the eighth house. This is an equal opportunity house. It puts mergers, sex, death, and rebirth on a level playing field. In this house death does not always mean a physical death, it can mean the death of self, as when two people join together. There is no real shadow-side to this house either. This house is about feeling everything with equal depth and intensity.

Scorpio is ruled by Pluto and Mars. When we add the energy of these two planets to the energy of the eight house we begin to see the strong, wonderful patterns and energy they have to offer us. Pluto is in charge of transformation, death and rebirth, secrets and all things hidden. Pluto loves to push us down to our depths to discover our true selves and the truths of others. He is a bit like a psychologist.

Mars brings us the characteristic of Scorpio that is stubborn, stings, and fights back when pushed too far. He lends passion to the mix and makes Scorpio one of the sexiest signs of the zodiac. Mars is all action. He pushes us to do things. In this house, he pushes us into our own personal transformation through death and rebirth of self. He knows the only way we can be our authentic, self-actualized self is if we go beyond the veil of self and deep into what makes us really tick. There is that psychologist again.

Now that we are more familiar with Scorpio. . . enter Jupiter! Jupiter known as the great benefic, loves to give us more of everything, especially the energy of this sign he is transiting or any planet he is in aspect with. This past week we saw some of this energy even before Jupiter was in Scorpio. The sexual misconduct charges against a Vatican diplomat, Cardinal George Pell, was in the news last week. This is definitely going deep into hidden secrets and bringing them to the surface and into the light. In my spiritual circles, we say this is being brought into the light to be transmuted into light.

The areas of our lives that will be most affected by this 13-month transit will be our intimate relationships, investments, inheritance, death, and rebirth on all levels. This includes psychological, mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual. We also might notice an increased interest in astrology, numerology, and seeking the assistance of a trained practitioner. This is someone who specializes in one of the many methods of helping us recognize and work with our inner darkness or shadow-side.

We can also expect the characteristics of Jupiter to come into focus through the end of the year. Jupiter rules philosophy, adventure, higher learning, foreign travel, joy, and celebration. Remember energy goes where attention flows so dive right into any of these things that excite you. I’ll take joy and celebration for $1000, please! Gotta do something to allay my suspicions around this month.

This week’s aspects begin today with Mercury conjunct the Sun and Venus square Saturn. Mercury conjunct the Sun is aligning our thoughts what we say or write has a huge impact. That can be a good thing or bad thing. Communications are open and crisp. Some of us will talk a bit too much today.

Venus square Saturn is difficult aspect challenges our manifesting our desires. It also represents difficulty in socializing. Saturn puts the brakes on our affections and makes us sensitive to rejection. The next few days are not going to be good ones for any new financial ventures.

Monday brings us Mercury square Pluto and Sun square Pluto. Mercury square Pluto can throw shade onto our perspective and ability to read things clearly. Our suspicions tend to magnify little things out of proportion. Slow down and take another look and get a clearer perspective. This clearer perspective could, however, be a bit difficult because this aspect can bring about some emotional stress. Make every attempt not to force our thoughts on others. The best part of this aspect is that it will provide an opportunity to have deep conversations. My favorite kind!

The Sun square Pluto energy is quite impatient and compulsive. Allow things to unfold in their own time. Otherwise, you may find yourself beating your head against a wall. Real power comes from within not from what we can get from others or make others do. Trust the Universe to guide you.

Tuesday’s big aspect is Jupiter beginning to enter Scorpio which I have already discussed, and Venus opposing Chiron. Venus opposed Chiron means possible disappointments in our love life simply because we are aware of instability and unbalance. We could find ourselves wondering if our romantic feelings are mutually received.

Wednesday, Jupiter is in Scorpio, Mars is square Saturn, and Venus is inconjunct Uranus. Mars square Saturn slows us down in the action and aggression department. We will most likely feel like it is taking more effort to get things done than they should. And they probably are.

Venus inconjunct Uranus means impulsive spending. It also means we want more freedom and less commitment. Issues of intimacy can come up now too. Do we want exciting relationships, more time to ourselves, or more freedom? Any way you look at this, we hesitate to ruffle anyone’s feathers.

Thursday Mercury sextiles Saturn. This aspect will help us get organized and do any detailed work that needs to be attended to. We can always depend on Saturn to be a taskmaster. This aspect is sure to get some good results because our decisions have been carefully considered.

Saturday, Venus enters Libra, Mercury is inconjunct Chiron. I will discuss Venus in Libra next week and end this week’s forecast with Mercury inconjunct Chiron. Chiron is the wounded healer and is really trying to serve us right. He pushes us to deal with our demons and heal our wounds. This aspect can cause difficulties in our decision making. We might feel as if we are unable to be as effective as we would like because it is hard to read the real intention of our communications and lead to a few misunderstandings.

I hope all this helps you navigate your week ahead. I also hope this week is less stressful on the collective than the past week was. I have to hope at least. Whatever you do, do it with a smile and with love in your heart. Until next week, be safe!

Astrology for October 1-7, 2017

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Welcome to October! Hard to believe we are now entering the last quarter of this year.

The leaves are beginning to turn and the end of the week has brought a cool front eastward. And I’m enjoying the pollen count being lower and these cooler temperatures. 

I hope at least some of you read the extra post a couple of weeks ago about the planetary alignment that took place on the 23rd. Some people thought this day was going to be “the end of the world”. Now, I never thought that but I do think this is a red flag for the beginning of a period of BIG shifts and big earth changes.

Ice core samples can take us back 400, 000 yrs and provide us with lots of information through the ages. Many of us believe that our current erratic weather patterns are in large part blamed on greenhouse gases caused by pollution. Scientists have discovered patterns in the ice core samples that indicate we have been through extreme weather cycles like we are in now, several times before.

The pattern seems to cycle through about every 25,000-26,000 years. These samples also show that when carbon levels are high, the earth is lush and green. Carbon is great for the plant world. They thrive on it and this makes me wonder why we are told carbon emissions are so bad? The problem comes when there is not enough plant life to handle the carbon in the air or when plants start producing more carbon than they take in.  Think about how the Amazon rainforests and other places have been destroyed in the name of progress. 

A few days ago a friend sent me a link that brings to mind that famous phrase: “Houston, we have a problem”. I have not had an opportunity fact-check this but, at the least, this article is food for thought.         http://ind.pn/2yLw7Kx

Weather and politics are big topics among almost all astrologers lately. Most are saying the planets are lending their energy to what is going on with both but I tend to stick to just the weather and avoid political discussions.Weather seems to be enough for me to deal concentrate on.  Unfortunately, this powerful weather also means that many of us suffer in some way. Are there really enough resources to handle it all?

The three hurricanes this summer have put extreme pressure on the agencies designed to provide help and recovery assistance. Perhaps Florida came out the best of all the areas affected but Puerto Rico is a disaster,  the likes of which we have never seen in this country. I truly feel the planetary alignment last week in Virgo is a prophetic sign of more to come. If you disagree, I totally understand.

My earthquake app has been going wild this week. Every day I get alerts about quakes all around the ring of fire that measure 5.0 or above. Bali is on pins and needles right now, awaiting the eruption of Mount Agnung. Over 140,000 people who have evacuated their home are now being told by authorities to return home. Hundreds of earthquakes have been detected at the base of the mountain and people are being told the activity remains “high but stable”.

This week in astrology Venus is the highlight. The two areas these planet rules are love and money. This includes the love of money. With this aspect, I am expecting lots of greed to rise up and show itself. Watch for this to play out on the world stage. My guess is, it won’t be pretty but one can always hope.

Venus ‘s big week begins with a trine with Pluto on Tuesday, October 3. This puts our relationships under the magnifying glass for close inspection. The good news is, this aspect is great of making long-term commitments, being positive, and, wait for it. . . . my favorite. . . going deep. Yes!

Mundane stuff is necessary I know but I excited by the mechanisms that drive us to behave the way we do. Those that had rather not think of these things, also don’t want to go deep or talk to me very often. Regardless of what category you fall into, use this aspect as best you can. This is your last time this year these planets will be in an amiable aspect.

Thursday is the annual Harvest Moon. This is the first Full Moon after the fall equinox. It is also the joyous Jewish holiday of Sukkot, Feast of Booths, or Feast of Tabernacles. In the Jewish tradition, feasts are believed to be ‘signs’ or ‘appointed times’ and used as a theme by the prophets. Many holidays in many religious faiths, like this one, are also associated with the lunar calendar.

This Full Moon is in Libra and it is joined in the sky with the bi-annual conjunction of Venus and Mars. This could put the focus on a desire for a close relationship. Your increased passion, tenderness, and sensuality will help boost your chances of finding new love.

This is also a good time to be creative and begin a new art project. With Mars being about action, this is a great time for the more physical artistic expressions like dance or sculpture. This could also include sprucing up the homestead and being creative in the garden area. Parties are welcome now too.

Next Sunday, look out! Venus squares Saturn. This makes us take a look at our responsibilities. Looks don’t matter right now. Many of us will feel the need to examine how we care for ourselves. It is important to remember that the best way to take care of others is by caring for ourselves.

That takes care of the Venus aspects. Now, let’s move to the other planets.

Wednesday the Sun is inconjunct Neptune. Anytime Neptune is involved we experience the energy of illusion. Things can get fuzzy. Concentration can be difficult and it can be hard to express ourselves clearly. Misunderstandings are often the rule rather than the exception and our confidence is shaky.

Friday we have Mercury inconjunct, Neptune. More indecision and doubt, especially in our communications. I get the shivers when I think about this and the collective or the world stage. Who knows what can happen there?

The other thing that comes to mind is “thank goodness it’s Friday”. This a day for daydreams. Don’t expect too much productivity. It is going to be a real struggle to get things done today.

The last aspect for this, week once again, involves Neptune. This time Uranus is semi-square Neptune. This transit brings inspired energy to the end of the week. Just what some of us need. Uranus energy can, however,  be somewhat antsy, particularly if our ambition has faded. This just means it might be time to dream up something new. Uranus likes love crazy stuff but in this transit, crazy, unbalanced projects might not last too long. Wishing each of you a grand week ahead! 

Wishing each of you a grand week ahead! Get out and enjoy some of the many cultural and creative events that take place this time of year. Howl at the Harvest Moon.  Remember to be kind to one another and smile. Until next week. . . Peace ❤

Astrology for September 24-30, 2017

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Welcome to Libra energy! We are, however, still under the Virgo New Moon energy and the energy of three planets transiting Virgo for another 10 days or so We can use this Virgo energy to help us get organized and attend to the details of our lives. If there are life changes you need to make, especially in the areas of health and wellness, now it the time to do it.

The Sun, our true self, has moved into Libra energy. Libra is represented by the scales. Libra love balance and harmony. Libra is also about relationships, compromise, meeting the other guy halfway so we can resolve the conflicts, and can mirror ourselves. The best way to find our balance is in your relationships with others and in art. Some of my favorite art events take place this time of year.

Please don’t mistake Libra for being all peaceful and lovey-dovey. Sometimes restoring balance is not easy and requires difficult decision-making in order to create the balance this sign desires. Libra considers all sides and aspects of a situation and this can take a lot of time to do. Libra is not fond of making waves or being the cause of anyone’s aggravation. He prefers to show consideration, have some style, and sociable grace.

The shadow side of the Sun in Libra is being self-centered and self-serving. He can also have a difficult time making decisions. And if you see someone being superficial, well that a shadow trait if Libra too.

at the end of this week Mercury will end his transit of Virgo and join the Sun in Libra, so let’s take a look at what is coming when he changes signs. He is leaving a sign he is at home in for one that makes him squirm a bit but it’s not bad or should I say, it’s all good?

This transit is about diplomacy and being pleasant to be around. In other words, friendly. Our personal relationships become more logical and coherent. Libra holds Mercury back a bit in the area of decision-making. Libra just has to consider both sides you know.

The drawback then is that we go with the other guy’s opinion instead of our own in order to keep the peace. On the other hand, why would we not consider the other guy’s opinion? Libra is all about balance and harmony after all. The shadow side is that we come off looking bad if we are aggressive.

Venus moved into Virgo just a week ago. We tend to show our love in more practical ways like doing the errands, the dishes, and taking out the trash. (I know girls, I’m not holding my breath either). The point is that Virgo, an earth sign, gives Venus a purpose and pushes her to be more functional and less focused on drama.

The shadow side of this transit is feeling guilty if we focus are too selfish.and don’t stay in the moment. In some of us, self-consciousness will the downfall.
W also will need to keep a close eye on whether we are being too critical of our partners and those around us. Don’t get picky and don’t be a worry wart.

Mars if Virgo is hard working. He is, after all, about action. Mars in Virgo almost drive to work on the details. There is also a drive to do the right thing at just the right time. Nothing like the feeling of a job well done is there? Mars in Virgo pays close attention to how his performance and tends to be very choosy about how things get done. Try not to go overboard with the details. It can drive anyone a bit bonkers.

Monday Mercury is square Saturn. This can mean obstacles prevent us from going from one place to another. Stern Saturn can delay or completely block our progress and our ability to communicate. Some things we thought we had completed might actually need to be tweaked a bit more. Trusting our instincts might be difficult today.

Wednesday Jupiter is sesquiquadrate Neptune. You know Jupiter is probably going to attempt an expansion of whatever energy he is working with at any given moment. Illusion and fantasy are always lurking with Neptune. However, this time we can be easily misled by other people. This aspect can cause disorganization, difficulty in seeing actual details, overstatement, deception, and even excessiveness.

Mercury opposes Chiron the same day. Don’t take things personally today. It’s hard to know what someone is really trying to say on a good day but when Mercury is opposite Chiron, that is almost a guarantee. Just be aware of this uncertainty and move on with caution.

Thursday Jupiter is opposite Uranus. This energy has been with us all year but today it is in perfection. This is energy expands our demand for personal freedom. Anything that gets in the way of our having fun or doing what we want will most likely be met with some form of rebellion. Oppositions are antagonistic. Jupiter expands and Uranus is about quick change that is sometimes shocking. It would not be unreasonable to expect some major change in our personal lives or big changes on the world stage.

Thursday is not finished with Uranus yet. Mercury is inconjunct Uranus. This will likely cause some misunderstandings, uncertainty, and get under some folks skin.

Also on Thursday, Pluto goes direct after five months being retrograde. The lord of the underworld is awake again. Look out world! Pluto might be a demoted and small, dwarf planet but he can sure pack a punch so be prepared. ! Big things are likely to happen. What has been hiding out of sight and out of mind in our lives and the collective, are about to come to rise up to the light of day. Then we can see them for what they are. The shadow side of this is preoccupation and obsession. Watch for this character to show up in your daily lives in the coming days. When a planet shifts direction, the energy if often quite powerful.

Friday brings us an opposition between Venus and Neptune. Illusion is almost a theme this week. This aspect can mean trouble for love and money as we seem to be seeing things through rose colored glasses. One of the best traits if this aspect is are not interested in anything unpleasant or uncouth. The shadow side is deception. This applies both personally as well at to the collective.

Venus sesquiquadrate Uranus. This transits aspect will bring with it some unlikely attractions to people or things. This could be interesting, could it not? This also represents intimacy versus freedom. This is a familiar thing for me due to where Venus is in my natal chart. The good news is that this can mean that change will bring something new that might enhance our happiness and independence.

Saturday Venus will trine Jupiter. Venus wants to see and be seen. But she can be prideful thanks to Jupiter’s expansive qualities. Watch your spending and hold off on impulse buying. If there are personal problems now they likely won’t be resolved today. Wait a few days for the energy to completely move out. Doing too much can be a problem. So can saying too much or overstating our feelings. Sometimes we won’t be able to deliver on our words.

Whew! The weeks seem to be packed full of energy lately. Please remember to take good care of yourselves but eating healthy foods, drinking a lot of clean water and sleeping when you need to. I have found over the past few years that sometimes I need to stop and nap in the afternoons in order to get the sleep I need. Some night sleep just won’t come.

Remember to smile, be kind and show love to all you come in contact with. We are in Libra and the other guy is just your reflection after all.

September 7-23, 2017 Part ii

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I decided to write a second message this week because I would like to recognize the plight of others, not just those in Texas or Florida. Earth changing energy is and has been strong this summer. It has helped create many life-changing events for people around the globe. The second topic relates to a cosmic alignment this Friday that seems to correspond to a passage of Biblical prophecy. I usually avoid the topic of religion because I feel that is a personal thing but this time it relates to the cosmos and astrology. Plus it is a point of curiosity.

First the Earth Changing stuff:

The energy that has been coming into the Earth this summer is showing itself in so many ways. It is difficult to keep up with it all. As a collective, we seem to all be in a general state of overwhelm. The following is not meant to add to the overwhelm. Instead, the intention is to provide some perspective and understanding.

Energy from the eclipses, as well as from the planetary aspects and patterns this summer, played out in quite powerful ways. The past couple of days my earthquake app has alerted me to several earthquakes in the Oaxaca and Chiapas regions of Mexico. Just this morning I got an alert about another 5.6 quake in Oaxaca area. The devastation from these earthquakes is vast.

Here in the U.S., we seem to be focused on hurricane damage in Houston, the entire state of Florida and parts of the southeast. Now there is a new hurricane that appears to be taking the same path Irma did. Folks on the East and Gulf Coasts are so focused on what is going on it their own regions that people in our Western most states are feeling ignored. They too are experiencing huge life-changing devastation from fires.

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The states of Washington, Oregon, California, Idaho, and Montana are battling huge fires. There are also fires in Wyoming, Colorado, Utah, and Nevada. When all these burned out areas are hit with big rains next spring or before, there will be massive landslides and more threat to life and property.

Remember, we are all connected. Where there is suffering and strife, we all feel it and are affected even if we are unaware of this connection. Now, let’s take a look elsewhere.

Many other parts of the world have experienced similar flooding events that are probably going unnoticed by many of us. This year has been a big one for monsoons around the world. Places like Pearl City, Illinois, and Harrisburg, Pensylvania that never have monsoons have had monsoon-like rains this summer.

In July Istanbul, Turkey was hit by a severe storm that pummeled 3.5-inch hail and heavy rains on the city leaving 10 injured and a great deal of damage behind.

In mid-August, 300 people were killed in flash flooding in Sierra Leone. One week ago the Tuscan port town of Livorno, Italy was hit with a sever and a nearly stationary storm that caused heavy flooding and landslides. Six are reported dead and two are missing.

This past Monday, September 11, 2017, the storm that hit Italy made its way to Zadra, Croatia where is dumped heavy rains and caused unprecedented flash flooding.

September 15, 2017, saw typhoon Doksuri made landfall in northern Viet Nam. Winds were 92 mph with gusts reported at up to 185 mph. 100,000 people were evacuated ahead of the storm. Damage from the storm is extensive and still being evaluated but it looks like 200,000 homes have been flooded or submerged, 5000 lost roofs, and around 20 have collapsed.

My astrology skills are not expert enough to give you an astrological blow by blow on why these things have happened. Neptune which represents water and is transiting his home sign of Pisces had been in difficult, big energy producing aspects all summer. Aspects that lead the way for big storms and flooding. I can tell you that Astrology deals with the entire planet, not just my area of the US or yours, or wherever you are. Please send your prayers, healing, good vibes, and best intentions to these places, these people, and the whole planet.

Energy also comes to us from the Sun. A few days ago I noticed there was a huge coronal hole over the northern hemisphere of the Sun. This means trouble. When a coronal hole sends a wave of magnetic energy our way it can affect us physically and mentally, as well as affect our electrical grid and satellite function. For more on this check out: https://www.spaceweatherlive.com/en/help/what-is-a-coronal-hole

The other reason for this week’s second post is my curiosity.  I am daring a venture into an area of discussion I usually try to avoid but it is related to astrology so why not?  

The topic is theology/religion, and specifically eschatology. Escatology is a subject I have been interested in and have studied since I was 12 or 13. While I no longer spend a great deal of time on this topic, there are times, like now, that something comes along and points me back to what I learned when I was deeply into this study.

You may or may not be aware that the Bible has many references to astrology and the skies. Currently there is a great deal of internet discussion about one passage in particular because it coinsides with what is going on in the cosmos this coming Friday September 23, 2017. Be asured, the world is NOT going to end regardless of the internet chatter predicting that end. No, no, NO! !

However, when I first came across this chatter a couple of weeks ago, it took me back to a time 20- 25 years ago when first learned about this passage and its potential prophetic implications. Today I am leaving these implications for you to discover on your own if you choose to. My goal is to relate this information to real time astrology.

The verse that is causing all this upraoar is Revelations 12: 1-2 which says  And a great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of 12 stars. She was pregnant and was crying out in birth pains and the agony of giving birth. Surprisingly, it appears that the planets and stars will align in just this way on Friday, September 23, 2017.

You might be asking things like “Doesn’t this happen every year?” or “ Doesn’t this happen every so often?” As far as I can tell the answer to this is “no it does not”. In this passage, the woman is thought to the constellation Virgo. The constellation Leo always appears to be above her head. The constellation Leo has nine stars by traditional standards. I have heard some modern astronomers say Leo has at least 12 or 13 stars. I am sticking to the original nine however, and hopfully viewing this in the same way the folks in the Biblical days did.

If you would like to see a cosmic view without going outside, there is a really good, open source program called “Stellarium” you can download. I have used it for about 8 yrs now and love it for just this sort of thing. It is very user friendly. Just click the various icons to get the view what you want.

http://www.stellarium.org/

The Stellarium Mobile app is less than $3. This will not give you the extensive views of big app but is good for backyard star gazers and general information.

If you look at an astrology chart for September 23, you will see Venus, Mars, Mercury, Sun, Jupiter, and the Moon all fairly close to each other, but distributed around in three different signs. For now, the fact they are in three different signs is irrelvevant. Stellarium helps us view the satrs and planets in the actual constellations.

The Sun is shining on Virgo so we take this to mean she is “clothed with the Sun”. The constellation Leo is indeed above Virgo’s head. The three missing stars in the crown seem to represented by transiting Venus, Mars, and Mercury. The planet Jupiter is passing between her legs. While I would not say Jupiter is moving directly center between her legs, he is between them none the less. The last piece is that the Moon will be near Virgo’s feet on the 23rd.

Could it be this Friday will indeed fullfill this Biblical prophecy? I can’t say for sure but it does appear that way. Jupiter’s trip around the galaxy takes a 11.8 yrs. I used the Stellarium app to view Jupiter’s transit through Virgo in 2029 and the last time he transited her in 2005. Twelve stars in the her crown were not to be seen, just the nine stars located in the constellation of Leo. Only this year does it appear there are twelve cosmic bodies above Virgo’s head. The missing three are represented by the planets Venus, Mars, and Mercury. As you can see in this screenshot from Stellarium, all three are in a line and therefore sharing their individual energy to each other and the whole configuration. The very last 

The very last point of interest or as the woo-woo folks say, synchronicity, it that this alignment takes place on the last day of Rosh Hashanah. If you have ever studies eschatology, you might have noticed a lot of things coinside with Hewbrew holy days. 

For now, this is all I have on this topic. The internet has plenty so please help yourself to further research if this is of interest to you. If not then just find this an interesting aspect of this week’s transits. 

Intuitively I feel this alignment has a great deal of significance. Exactly what that significance is I am not going to speculate on. I will leave the speculation to you. 

Astrology for September 17-23, 2017 Part i

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Greetings!

I will be doing this week’s post in two parts. This first one is the days of the week, transits, and aspects, and the other is dealing more with specific topics of interest. I hope you enjoy both.

I have never had cause to bring this up but with tensions as they are among the collective, I feel the need to state a disclaimer of sorts:

Your comments and discussions are most welcome as long as they remain respectful to the opinions of others and there is no bashing or hate speech. Thanks!

Now, this week,  we have a few sign changes. That is always big energy and all this happens later in the week. 

Today, Sunday, Venus is inconjunct Chiron. We could find we are slightly dissatisfied with our relationships or that there is a choice we need to make regarding a personal one, our belongings, or our finances. Feeling of insecurity could pop up and cause some clumsiness when it comes to expressing our emotions to others.

Monday, Venus will be trine Uranus. This is a good aspect for taking risks because we are less fearful. Loving the unusual is big today, both in romance and with our money. Just be sure not to go too crazy with any spending. I don’t want my readers to get into financial trouble. Do enjoy the creativity today brings. Technology, electronics, art, metaphysics, and socializing are all good things to do today.

Monday also holds a semi-square between Mercury and Jupiter. Jupiter could expand data to the point of overload for us. Don’t get too stressed out. You might also find that some people will be prone to exaggerate things today while some of us will find this to be a monkey mind day full of mental activity and agitation. Don’t let the frustrations cause you to say something you might wish you had not.

Tuesday Venus moves into Virgo. The energy shifts from big, grand, prideful gestures in love, to showing our affections in more practical ways. Love and relationships need to make sense. The shadow side is being too picky and critical of our partners and co-workers. 

Also on Tuesday, the Sun opposes Chiron. We might feel some fear about being different. Aren’t we all different? With the media and the world telling us what we should look like, our natural discomfort about ourselves can be high with this aspect. Keep in mind your differences are beautiful and you are capable of making good decisions. Don’t be afraid to verbalize what you want. Don’t be selfish either.

Mercury opposes Neptune on Tuesday. Neptune’s influence can cause our minds to be a bit slow and wander. Communications are all foggy today. You might not get good solid answers to your questions and there could also be some misunderstandings. Avoid contracts today because of this. This combo can cause some depression, confusion, and deception. Be aware. Wednesday the Moon moves into Virgo and we have a New Moon too. 

Wednesday the Moon moves into Virgo and we have a New Moon too. This is the time to begin new projects for the coming month. This will be a great time to start that new diet you’ve been thinking about or change those bad, unhealthy habits. This is a good time to create and better work environment too. Buy a new plant for the office or bring in some healthy snacks to share. Hang a new picture or some other decoration to brighten the space. 

Mercury and the Sun both aspect Uranus on Wednesday. Uranus always means excitement and change to me. Mercury’s aspect to Uranus is minor and called sesquiquadrate. The planets are 135 degrees from each other. However, this is still an energy you will notice. Intuition could be stronger today albeit a bit more rattlebrained. The shadow side of this aspect is being snarky or cranky with a side of sarcasm.

The Sun is inconjunct Uranus. Surprise, surprise! Some of us could feel like we don’t know which end is up or which direction to take. There is a general feeling of being out of control. I say, what is new? Good ole Uranus, full of the unexpected so don’t be surprised when plans change.

Thursday, Venus and Pluto do the sesquiquadrate thing. Venus has sure been in the spotlight these past few weeks. This aspect could cause some stress in our socializing. Be on the lookout for a a suspicious mind here and there or jealousy to pop up.

Friday is a big day and it will bring us lots of new energies and we celebrate that Fall Equinox and the Sun enters Libra. The equinox is a time of celebration among many, especially those who follow the old Earth-based religions such as the Pagans and Wiccans. Personally, I am not one for ceremony but I do tend to pay tribute to these times of the year in my own way whether is it being out in nature or just a meditation focused on the meaning of the day. This year I will be working with others around the globe to anchor in these energies and assist in the shift to the next level of vibration.

The Sun’s transit of Virgo has helped us focus on our health, details of life, and how we are organized or lack organization. It has taken me all month to get a real good feel for this energy but this last week seems to have been the one to tip my need for organization over the edge. I am pleased with my progress but still have more to do. 

The Sun in Libra energy is about relationships and seeing others as mirrors. This transit is willing to compromise, negotiate, and do what it takes to find balance. Libra is a real peacemaker, seeing both sides of a problem or issue and does not like to make waves. Little wonder the symbol for this sign is the scales of justice.

The shadow side is where we find passive-aggressive or self-serving behaviors, superficial chatter, and judgment. Its not a pretty site.

Friday will also see Mercury trine Pluto. This focuses our thoughts on the supernatural. Some will experience heightened intuition and insight. Others will feel more like going deep into understanding something and gaining knowledge and understanding. Saturday is the September 23. Be sure to read the blog following this one. I will call it part ii. It explains more about what is going on in the cosmos on this day.

The last aspects for this active week are Mars in a semi-square to Jupiter and Jupiter inconjunct Chiron. Mars semisquare Jupiter brings big action, over stimulation, and excitability. Some of us will leap before we leap and that is seldom a wise choice. The consequences could cost us dearly. Be careful!

Jupiter inconjunct Chiron has us questioning our plans, and almost all aspects of our life. It won’t be unusual for some to feel lost or easily influenced by others. If we push an idea forward or go ahead with a project to fast we could run into road-blocks. Try not to expect too much from yourself or others today. Chill out and relax. It is Saturday after all.

That does it for this week’s astrology outlook. I hope you have a good week this week. As always, remember to be kind to the other guy even if you don’t agree. Help those in need. You might need the favor one day.

And be sure to read part ii that I will be posting tomorrow.

Astrology for September 10-16, 2017

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WOW! So much going on now! Fires, floods, hurricanes, earthquakes, and I am sure I am missing some stuff. Folks everywhere are wondering why these things are happening. There are many theories.

Some say it is because several natural cycles are converging and rolling into each other at the same time. Others blame global warming or think the Earth is balancing the new energies that have and are continuing to come in. Still, others blame geo-engineering and weather tampering. Regardless of the cause, this is all part of our evolutionary process. It’s not easy at all but it is necessary.

Regardless of the cause, big things are happening right now and they all have me in descriptive word overload. So much so that I turned off my phone on Friday and have stayed away from all social media and news for the most part. I will admit to the occasional moment of curiosity that causes me to cave in and check out the latest weather news my favorite meteorologist. However, I am limiting this to no more than once or twice a day.

The Sun is also adding to the energy mix today. One of my apps sent me a notification that there is an increased risk of earthquakes today and tomorrow. The past couple of days there have been well over 40 quakes in the Oaxaca region of Mexico with a magnitude of between 4.2 and 5.7. And as if Puerto Rico has not had enough natural events in the past few days, they had two small (<3.0) quakes today.

Astrologically this week, Mercury has just entered Virgo. Mercury is about how we communicate and deal with information. Virgo is one of the two signs Mercury rules. Since we are just coming out of a Mercury retrograde, this placement could not be more welcomed or balancing. Virgo makes everything Mercury work more efficiently and you may notice this change in your own communications for the next few days.

Virgo is also about what we do every day, our routine, health, organization and the need for it. The recent Full Moon was in Virgo. That brought us polarity in Pisces which adds spirituality to this Virgo energy. This is asking us to pay attention to how we balance all these parts of our lives. I’ve already said that I have reduced my information intake to some extent. Perhaps you have had to do the same or do something in order to maintain your own balance?

Mercury’s transit through Virgo will bring about more precise communications. Use caution not to be too harsh with folks. Many of us are already stressed out enough. When you find your frustrations rising, stop what you are doing and take a deep breath. Chill out and take a more heart centered path.

Venus is about to wind up her transit of Leo. It has been a nice transit and we do have more than another week to feel pride in our love life and feel all warm hearted. Even if you aren’t in a relationship, this transit has probably been beneficial in general as you found new things to be passionate about, including yourself. That is a GOOD thing!

Mars entered Virgo on September 5, 2017. Once Venus joins the Sun, Mercury, and Mars, we will have a stellium in Virgo for a short time. That is going to be a lot of Virgo energy. I only hope I am able to take full advantage of it as I continue to organize and purge my things.

Mars in Virgo brings a real feeling for detail and drive to do our work to our best ability. The shadow side is that we start splitting hairs or are overly concerned about the execution of our duties. Relax, it will all come out in the wash.

Tuesday we find Venus and Saturn have moved into trine aspect. If you are looking for drama and commitment, this is the day. Thursday and Friday will be much better days for Venus and good for making connections and socializing.

Wednesday Saturn will square the Sun. The good news is that this frustrating transit does not last long. This s good because we won’t have long to endure any tension that arises between our responsibilities and what we desire to do. If we ignore our duties, we will pay a price.

Friday, Venus is sextile Jupiter. This is a positive aspect. This is a happy transit full of cooperation and feeling considerate toward others. There might be some romance or opportunity for some good self-care in there too. The energy will be great for financial undertakings but don’t go too crazy with spending. Do enjoy any entertaining and socializing you have planned.

Saturday Mercury will join up with Mars. This conjunction will provide good energy for any mental work you need to do. If you find yourself needing to make a fast decision take your time making it. You don’t want to make a mistake by being coming to a decision too fast. I realize this is often good advice for us but during this transit, it will be even more important to make decisions with great thought.

The shadow side of this transit is a sharp tongue. Some of us are more prone in general to cutting words that others. This transit can make the best of us regret saying something. Also be careful when driving. (This is one of my pet peeves anyway.) The last point is that this transit can cause our nervous systems to be over-stimulated. I for one will be paying close attention to this aspect.

That is this week in a nut shell. We have an interesting opposition coming up later this month between Jupiter and Uranus. I will be talking more about this in later posts. Until then, stay safe and remember to be kind to others. We are all part of one family, the human family!

 

Astrology for September 3-9, 2017

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Villagers use a boat as they try to move to safer places at a flood-affected village in Darrang district in the northeastern state of Assam, India July 14, 2017. REUTERS/Anuwar Hazarika

 

This week? Where do I start? I don’t mean with the weekly outlook, I mean in general. So much is going on out in the world.

I will start with the floods in Houston, then move to the west where over 60 fires are raging. Then let’s pop over to Korea where who knows what Kim Jong Un has tested a hydrogen bomb attached to an intercontinental ballistic missile (or ICBM). Interestingly there has also been a 6.3 earthquake in North Korea this morning at a depth of 0.0 km. The USGS says this zero depth and the fact that it is no along fault lines indicates that this is not a natural earthquake. Shortly this after the 6.3 quake, seismology indicated a 4.6 quake, also at 0.0 depth. This is thought to be the result of a structural collapse, perhaps a test tunnel. Korea claims the underground test was a success.

Then let’s move on over to India, Nepal, Pakistan, and Bangladesh where more than 1,200 are dead and over 24 million people have been impacted by monsoon flooding. This disaster has been going on for months. 

While events like what happened in Charlottesville, VA are divisive, events like floods bring us together. I mean, who is going to say to the guy who has the rescue boat but happens to be the wrong color or nationality, “No Thanks! I’ll wait for my own kind? Sad that it takes a disaster to remind us we are all one race, the human race.

Late this week it looks like we have another big hurricane headed for the islands in the Caribbean, then possibly the United States. Where she is headed is still uncertain. Irma is currently a category 3 hurricane and is expected to strengthen. If you are on the gulf, in Florida, or along the east coast, be sure you have a plan to be safe.

The past couple of days the solar winds have picked up speed and this is bringing a new wave of magnetic storms to the Earth. This magnetic activity is activating what scientist used to call “junk DNA” but metaphysics knows is simply part of the evolution of humanity. Science is discovering this “junk DNA” actually has a purpose and it seems to be a higher one than originally thought.

This is akin to the Lions Gate energy that was coming at us in early August. All this energy is positive but just like any change, the transition can be difficult. Just ask almost any of our planet’s flood victims. Probably the reality we need to get a grip on is that catastrophe is our new normal. At least catastrophic weather seems to be. Climate change is real but it is also a cycle. If you would like to know a bit more about this sort of thing, I have included a link as a point of additional study.

http://bit.ly/2xHXWTe

This week the looks like a busy one but most of the action should not cause any difficulties. Please note that we will continue to see the seeds of the eclipse grow in the coming weeks, months and years. This month is sure to be another interesting one just like August was.

The Sun is now firmly anchored in Libra energies and on Tuesday he opposes Neptune. This is an annual aspect that put the lines between reality and fantasy out of focus. Tuesday will be a good day to relax and meditate.

Mars has a totally different energy for our Tuesday. He is going to be telling us that play time is over and it is time to get down to business as he leaves Leo and enters Virgo.

The best news Tuesday has for us is that Mercury turns direct. Use caution, however. While in theory, this gives the go ahead to travel and communications, Mercury won’t be back to full speed until September 10, 2017 or out of his shadow until the 19th. Only then are we “all clear”.

Wednesday brings us a Pisces Full Moon. Full Moons are always a good time to begin to wind up our projects that can come to a natural conclusion.

We are now in the Pisces-Virgo polarity. This is service oriented. It deals with our physical and spiritual health, our routine or day-to-day life, and how we organize and put things in order. The key to navigating the Moon energy this month will be in finding balance between what we need spirituality and managing and organizing our everyday lives. Too much order can stifle our creativity but too much creativity can mean chaos.

Thursday there are no major aspects but Friday we have Mars sesquiquadrate Pluto. We could find ourselves wit intensely strong feelings about what we want. At the same time we could struggle to satisfy them. Some folks will lean toward a desire to dominate and bully. When changes are forced, we could see a power struggle or three come to the surface. It will be hard for some folks to keep a level head and stay flexible while at the same time coming up with good ways to reach our goals. Might be interesting to watch this one play out on the world stage.

Saturday Venus is inconjunct Pluto. Time to reevaluate both our close and our social relationships. I know this theme keeps coming up over and over but this is how the universe works. It gives us time to take things slow but we must lean in and do the work too. We can’t just wait until the last minute. Unfortunately human nature does not work this way. We are prone to wait and fight change with nearly our last breath.

This Venus-Pluto inconjunction will probably bring some power struggles and control issues to the surface. Again….watch for this sort of thing on the world stage. We will probably see a great more indefensible and illogical fear mongering.

Saturday also brings the Sun to trine Pluto. Pluto, as you probably know, loves to bring out secrets and expose things we have hidden so we can really get to the bottom of things. This trine will help us focus our energies on what we want to do. This is a positive aspect for beginning a new project. We will also be more able to connect with others who share our interests. Sounds like a winner to me.

Saturday is also a good time to look at all the negative and superficial parts of our lives. Work to get rid of those negatives and superficial parts. This one is currently a real struggle for me. I don’t do superficial very well, but I am trying to get better. Sadly my attempts have been taken for being in a bad mood. I will figure out a way to adapt I am sure.

Hope all of you have a good week. I hope things in Texas get better as soon as possible. I’m also sending energy to the west coast to help put out fires. I do hope the 6 hikers that are trapped on a trail today are rescued soon and get home safe. Remember to smile and be kind to everyone. It would not take much for any one of us to be need of the kindness of a stranger.

 

Astrology for August 27-September 2, 2017

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Last week was so full of energy. I warned everyone about the hurricane too. Thankfully, I don’t believe I personally know anyone in the path of Harvey but we are all connected through energy. I am sending all my best vibes to those directly affected by this huge storm.

Today I feel like the eclipse was at least two weeks ago. I seriously had to think about when it was this morning. Could this feeling be due to a timeline shift of some sort? The good news is that this week should be a lot less intense for us. Of course, the energy that the eclipse and the other planets set in motion will still be doing it’s thing and influencing our world.

I’ve talked some in previous posts about how the eclipse affects can last a very long time. I have read some feel like the effects of this eclipse energy might last up to five years. However, I feel certain cosmic events in our future will over shadow these long term effects to some extent. All we can do is wait and see. The

Sun moved into Virgo last week. This change moves our focus to a more detailed perspective. Most of us dislike the thought of taking care of the daily details of life but during this transit, it can be a welcome thing indeed. We can best use this transit to get our lives organized, improve communications at our workplace, and help with any task that requires a lot of detail. 

Saturn turned direct Friday at 21 degrees Sagittarius this past Friday. And while this ultimately means things will begin moving forward again, Saturn won’t be back to the degree of his retrograde until December 1, 2017. Three weeks later, on December 21, Saturn will enter Capricorn and we will experience another shift in his energy.

When Saturn was retrograde in Sagittarius, the slow energy was allowing us to get organized, figure out better ways to do things and develop good boundaries. Besides the boundaries thing, I can’t say I’m seeing much in the way of better ways to do things. But I am sure some folks are experiencing this.

During the Saturn retrograde, we tend to go inside. All retrogrades take us inside in some way and often this not only applies personally but collectively as well. Sagittarius is ruled by Jupiter, the planet that loves to expand things. It can expand our wars or our love life, our hate and our greed. Jupiter does not judge, he just expands what is.

Jupiter in Sagittarius also has a co-ruler named Neptune. Neptune in Sagittarius asks us to take a look at our faith. I am not necessarily talking religious faith here either. Faith can apply to faith in a partner, the electric company, and apply to any aspect of life. Last week I posted a thought to Facebook about faith. I feel like repeating it here. “Do you have more faith in what you don’t believe in than what you do believe in?

Neptune in Sagittarius is also about our dreams. So while we were going deep during the retrograde you probably had a few thoughts about what you want your life to look like in the future. Now that Saturn is has stationed and direct, it is time to really give thought to what we want and how to accomplish it. Moving forward y’all! It’s all about moving forward.

But first, we need to wait on Mercury to get out of our way. This won’t take much longer since he goes direct on September 5, 2017. But it is important to remember that Mercury is not out of storm until September 10. There is something I really, really want to do and I am having a hard time waiting till the 10th. Such is life. I will do my best to wait out two more weeks.

Speaking of Mercury, he has just moved into Virgo. He will back track into Leo September 1-10 but back into Virgo, he goes on the 11th where he will stay until October 18th. Mercury in Virgo is precise in speech and thought. This is energy that analyzes and knows what is useful and what is not.

Mercury feels good in Virgo. He rules this sign after all. Mercury can sometimes get lost in the details or become way too fact oriented. This can make him seem lacking in creativity, dry witted, and even critical.

When Mercury goes back into Leo for those ten days, we will need to look at what we might not have finished during his last transit through Leo. Our goals are one place most of us will be focusing, or I hope so anyway. This will be our last chance in the spotlight for a while so think big, be persuasive and confident in all your communications. Listening will be difficult during this period but do your best to hear what others have to say. They might have something important to share with you.

Aspects for this week begin Monday with Mercury sesquiquadrate, Pluto. This is the energy of suspicion. Don’t let a suspicious mind get the best of you. Use this energy instead to get to the root of things. Over all this aspect can be stressful. I am glad it involves fast moving Mercury and will be over and done with quickly.

Tuesday, the Sun is semi-square Jupiter. We could experience some impatience and general dissatisfaction with our lives. Wanting more will be a common theme. The shadow side is wanting too much. Use caution, not to over estimate or exaggerate your expectations of yourself. Our mood might be good but at the same time a bit off. This is because our perspective is not rooted in what is real. Personally, I think it is OK to be in La-La land once in a while.

Thursday, Venus sesquiquadrates Saturn. This difficult aspect can cause problems in our relationships to others. Emotions or affections might be a bit cooler or distant. Don’t take offense if you feel a cold shoulder today when you think you should not. This is not a good day in general for romance or spending money. You could be throwing your hard earned cash down the drain. Be careful! Use this time for reflection.

Friday, Mars is quincunx or inconjunct the wounded healer, Chiron. This energy, in general, causes us to doubt our efforts or go after what we want. This aspect could cause many of us to feel frustration and be more on the defensive than usual.

Good old Chiron. He represents our deepest wounds and our efforts to heal them. In my natal chart, he shows up in Capricorn. This is all about self-worth, rejection being unrecognized. There is a constant struggle with these people to feel worthy. Learning to value one’s self is key for those with Chiron in Capricorn. Knowing where Chiron is in your natal chart could be an eye-opener and help you learn more about what makes you tick.

Saturday Mars will be in trine aspect to Uranus. This trine and the Mars just-do-it energy bring out the best in Uranus. This is high energy for sure mixed with a good helping of creativity. This can give us a risk taking energy that can ultimately bring positive change in our lives. Experiment positively, do new things and be progressive. I can hardly wait!

Astrology for August 20-26, 2017

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The Great American eclipse is nearly here! Eclipse glasses have been all the rage this time but many people either miss knowing about them or failed to order any in advance of tomorrow’s event. I ordered mine back in March and am happy to say I am ready and hoping for clear skies. I won’t be traveling to an area of totality but I live in an area that will see a 95% eclipse and I am OK with that.

Those that are lucky enough to be in the path of totality may have a chance to see a huge bulge on the sun’s eastern limb. In recent weeks the Sun has been quite inactive. Scientist thought this might continue through the Lunar eclipse but in the past week, things have things changed. This increased activity has also increased the probability of earthquakes over and magnitude of six.

So far there have been two of those, an m6.7 on Thursday just north of Ascension Island and an M6.4 near Fiji. Yesterday, on August 19, there was a geomagnetic storm taking place along with significant x-ray solar flares. Expect planet Earth to respond ever more before, during or after the eclipse.

https://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/map/

Earlier this week I posted a special report on the eclipse and if you didn’t get a chance to read it yet, you will get a lot of info about the eclipse’s impact there. This eclipse is sure to be a powerful one, full of fire and self-confidence thanks to all the Leo influence. We must remember that Mars, a fiery planet, and ruler of fiery Aries is also currently transiting the fire sign of Leo. Now that is a whole lot of fire going on!! Who knows what sizzling hot things might show up on the world stage this week.

The good news about all this fire energy is that it exudes a magnetic, self-confident, and strong-willed energy to leaders everywhere. But the shadow side of this Leo energy is that it can be bossy, controlling, resistant, and arrogant.

Uranus will be in trine aspect to the eclipse. We all know Uranus as the independent, progressive, and loves to see things change. Revolutionary is often the sort of change he brings. So if this eclipse is really going to impact this country the most, what could this trine aspect mean to us? I take this to mean that more change, revolutionary change is ahead. The Leo Pride characteristic could also impact the collective national pride and the position of the US in the world.

If possible, cancel any major event planned for today. It’s just not a good day for much except chilling’ out. Don’t’ schedule an event either. Of course, there will be some things that have to go on as planned and if this involves you, relax and just go with the flow. It will be alright.

But there is more to this week than the eclipse. Today, Sunday, August 20, the Sun in Leo is aspecting Chiron in Neptune. This can stimulate the healing of any shadow material that is holding you back. You know we all have some of that. Feeling a bit off or melancholy is to be expected. It is a good day to reflect, journal and meditate.

Monday, of course, is eclipse day. The Sun will also make a very close conjunction with the brightest star in the constellation of Leo, Regulus. This star is called the “heart of the lion”. This conjunction is asking us to look more closely into our own hearts and the divine aspect of unconditional love.

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The shadow side of this is wounded side. We all have wounds from our past but when attention loving Leo is involved, as he is in this aspect, the shadow side will come out as a huge negative attention grab. You will notice this person by their narcissism and their battle to have the final word on any subject.

Tuesday, August 22, the sun enters Virgo. This transit is about our own health, serving others, and organizing. The shadow side is that we over extend ourselves and become drained energetically. Virgo energy, when properly used leaves us feeling great and ready to lend a hand another time.

Wednesday, August 23, the Vesta-Saturn-Neptune T-square peaks. This has to do with imagination, the physical world, and service to a higher cause. Gandhi said, “be the change you want to see”. That is the energy of this T- square. Take advantage of it today and become the change you want to see. This will probably serve you well the rest of the year and into the next.

Thursday, another T-square begins. This one involves Vesta, Saturn, and Chiron. Vesta is asking us to look at how we serve the collective. It does little for the individual but when we find satisfaction in serving the greater good, we feel good, don’t we?

Again, don’t get so wrapped up in stuff that you stress yourself out. Saturn and Chiron are square each other and in difficult aspect to Vesta. This can bring old wounds around service to the surface. Again….we all have those old wounds. Chiron is helping us with this and Saturn is lending us his wisdom to clear all these old wounds.

Thursday bring another T-square. This one involves Ceres, Jupiter, and Uranus.

This pattern peaks on September 12, just after Mercury is completely out of the storm on the 10th and ends on October 14, 2017. This is a good long period that could bring fast turnaround in our finances. Now before you get too excited, this could mean a turn for the worse.

Ceres, as I have talked about earlier this summer, is known as the grain goddess and represents result and good fortune. She can also represent sadness and loss. Jupiter will expand this energy and Uranus will bring quick change. This T- square is sure to be a double edged sword. I hope the side most of us see will the positive side.

Friday, August 25, Saturn turns direct after being retrograde for 4.5 months. Hopefully, we have been using the retrograde time to consider where we are on our path toward maturity, how well we are managing time, accomplishing our goals and moving into our later years as a wise elder. Sometimes I am feeling that last thing and sometimes I am feeling the naive child. I think lots of us struggle with this from time to time so if you are feeling this too, don’t let it get you down.

Saturday, Venus enters Leo. This transit will put the spotlight on appreciating our relationship partners. It will also give a big boost to our sense of beauty and fashion. The the best of all is that if there is something creative you have been wanting to show the public, this will be the time to do that.

Saturday the focus will be on learning and all forms of communication. This is due to a conjunction with the Sun and Mercury. Just remember that Mercury is still retrograde so there could also be some glitches in our communications, but for the most part, they should be fine today.

This concludes another week’s astro post. With what we saw last week and over the weekend in the news, I am sure this week will be very, very interesting. I’m stoked about the eclipse tomorrow even though I will only see it at 95%. I have my glasses ready. Hope you do too.

Until next week, remember to be kind and love one another.